Open Forum: February 15, 2020

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  1. Steve trickler

    This needs to happen in Australia.

    Love her work.



  2. mh

    JC, I posted it a couple of days back.

    It gets funny about the 9.40 mark when they tell Bernie he is a KGB sleeper agent and he had his mind programmed while in Russia.

  3. Cardimona

    Cats, I mentioned that I collected screenshots from Windy.com on 27/01 showing the layers for CO, NO2, SO2, aerosols, PM2.5 and fires.
    I collected a fresh set of screenshots this morning (16/2) and have pasted together a series of images of the layers with the two dates side-by-side.

    Here’s CO, NO2 and SO2 – https://imgur.com/a/a1lNw6X

    Here’s aerosols, PM2.5 and fires – https://imgur.com/a/dPFuo3K

    As a serious Asperger’s question, what do these images tell us?

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Shame about the hostile, corrosive marine environment and cheap, impurities ridden Chink steel towers?

    Took a trip along the coast last week, stopping at Cape Bridgewater.
    Pristine coastline with ‘diginous cultural sites and all.
    Barely 100 metres from the cliff edge are monster wind turbines.
    FMD.
    If I wanted to build a 2 storey house anywhere there they would piss themselves laughing, but the bird munching monstrosities get ticked off and waved through.
    But, yes, the salt laden air is taking it’s toll.
    Every welded seam is bleeding corrosion.

  5. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – The Deputy PM appeared via video link this morning & Malcolm was the only panelist who was prepared to run the horrendous gauntlet of one old bloke with a GoPro, so Cheers! to him. OTOH, perhaps I’d like to see myself out of a job if their ABC decides to do the right thing & have all the panelists appear via video-link from wherever they are, to avoid all those disgusting aircraft CO2 emissions caused by flying down to Melbourne & back. Not to mention the expense to taxpayers of putting them up in lavish local accommodation. (Actually, I’m not sure how lavish it is…)

    https://youtu.be/bfI4VnapqVo

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Israel Folau warmly welcomed by the Catalan Dragons. The crowd was on its feet every time he touched the pill, and lost their collective shit when he scored. At which time he was swamped by overjoyed teammates.

    Meanwhile, the black-lipped pavlova monster has just single-handedly lost RA’s last substantial remaining revenue stream.

    Within 12 months, Dragons games will be being broadcast live into Australia, whilst RA will be paying the ABC to run their pitiful product on ABC 2 between Thomas the Tank Engine and Gardening Australia re-runs.

  7. Digger

    And fuck you digger, you sanctimonious dickhead. Go and kiss your mitt romney poster.

    Confirmation of serious self awareness mental disorder comes no better than that. You seriously are deranged and exhibit real self doubt.

    Ponder this boofhead… you continually state that lefties never stop, they never let things go and then take a few seconds to reflect on your own deranged actions. I make one simple statement of fact and you lose your mind. You are so obsessed you even need to add something about me to a totally unconnected post. Seek help… urgently

  8. JC

    Cronkite, stop being a moron all the time. Digger has a good point.

  9. cohenite

    egg_
    #3325063, posted on February 16, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I and a few other sceptics, Jo, Jennifer, David Stockwell, Bob Carter, had a few articles published at the abc up to 2012 when Green left as editor and some kunt called chip rolley took over; that was it.

    It was a surprise to me when articles about alarmism ceased to be accepted by the abc; being a leftie myself I couldn’t understand how a reasoned argument could be rejected by lefties. I was shattered but it was a valuable learning experience.

    I had helped set up The Climate Sceptics, which was a mistake, setting up minor parties in this dump is always a mistake even if you have money like palmer had but no media sympathy; you have to do what the left do: infiltrate established parties and institutions, get in key positions and then run the ideological position. The right just don’t get it. Of course if little johnny had closed the abc when he could it would not have happened, but little johnny was a typical rightie: he played fair; he was a fuckwit like all the other lofty disdaining dickheads.

  10. cohenite

    Cronkite, stop being a moron all the time. Digger has a good point.

    Does he head prefect, does he. What is it, apart from his pointy little head.

  11. Johno

    When you plan to commit suicide, but want it to be a surprise.

    I defy any one of the trolls to come up with a piece of comedy gold like this. Hint, it is called intelligence.

  12. cohenite

    I make one simple statement of fact

    And just like that digger reveals himself as an infallible leftie.

  13. 8th Dan

    Ragu #3322831, posted on February 13, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    this place has become a joke.

    Fact Check: – True.

  14. Another Isaac Arthur episode about Stupid Aliens.
    He has a speech impediment, difficulty with pronouncing the letter ‘r’, so use the subtitle button.
    Most people adjust within an episode.
    It’s 22 minutes long so crack a tinny first.

  15. cohenite

    Fact Check: – True.

    Yes, you have no dick.

  16. JC

    Cronkite

    This started with Digger asking to stop posting drivel directed at Numbers Nuts all the time because it makes no sense. Numbers Nuts isn’t well mentally. Its like stooping over a mentally ill homeless person and telling them to clean up, go get a job and then half expecting this hobo to eventually become the CEO of JP Morgan. You’re way overdoing it. I’ve read possibly 1/2 dozen Numbers Nuts comments in the past 12 months and did so because I hadn’t realized it was him.

    STFU about NN . It’s boring. Digger is correct. Follow my example.

  17. areff

    Age readers really are profoundly stupid (in case you hadn’t noticed). This comment below Dim Southpossumarse’s latest column on racism and Kung Flu:

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    Its like stooping over a mentally ill homeless person and telling them to clean up, go get a job and then half expecting this hobo to eventually become the CEO of JP Morgan.

    A mentally ill homeless person wouldn’t become a CEO of JP Morgan because they have morals JC.
    Eating out of trash cans is more noble.
    This can be hard for Traders to understand.
    😁

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s 22 minutes long so crack a tinny first.

    or watch at 1.5 times speed up to 2 times speed

  20. And just like that digger reveals himself as an infallible leftie.

    Reminds me of an autistic kid I taught once.
    When he got upset or angry, he called everyone within earshot “bad uncle”.
    Substitute “leftie” for “bad uncle”, and you’ve got Cohenite.
    Mind you, this autistic kid didn’t tell everyone who upset him to die, so there is that.
    Perhaps it is indeed a unique pathology.

  21. Leigh Lowe:

    But, yes, the salt laden air is taking it’s toll.
    Every welded seam is bleeding corrosion.

    Do you have any idea how old they are?

  22. dover_beach

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

    Depraved.

  23. vlad

    Numbers Nuts isn’t well mentally.

    I agree with that. No well-adjusted person would make seven years’ worth of crank phone calls to the same number – or troll the same blog for that long either.

    Here’s some thoughts from the Doomlord almost seven years ago:

    Let’s not relive the Vietnam war in every thread
    Posted on 3:20 pm, April 8, 2013 by Sinclair Davidson

    I have noticed a tendency for threads to derail whenever 1735099 turns up. Reliving the war and conscription has become very tedious. Even if you really think that the Vietnam war was a just war, and fighting communists is the Lord’s work, and abandoning the Vietnamese people to communism was a terrible thing, you don’t need to re-argue those points in every thread. Others shouldn’t have to read it, or scroll through it, or simply abandon the thread because it has become derailed.

  24. bespoke

    That’s three people compared to autistic kid’s, interesting.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    A climate floggery microcosm:

    ‘It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.’

    ‘someone will calculate the drop’ – but not me.

    Someone and/or some people will die, thereby causing a ‘drop in greenhouse gas emissions’ – but not me.

  26. Roger

    Depraved.

    Take off the Green wrapping & you’ll find a misanthrope.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

    Yes yes.
    Volcanic eruptions are blessings from Gaia and planet killing asteroids are blessings from God.
    Can’t wait until the planet is pristine bedrock wilderness again.
    So quiet and still and unspoilt.
    No more ridiculous Asian last names I can’t pronounce on Twitter.
    Can’t Wait!

  28. Dover Beach:

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

    It really does show the Green Death Cult in its true colours.

  29. cohenite

    Numbers Nuts isn’t well mentally.

    Maybe. But Bird is definitely nuts. Bird is banned. The troll however is given carte blanch to crap where ever it wants. It should be banned too.

    Its like stooping over a mentally ill homeless person and telling them to clean up, go get a job and then half expecting this hobo to eventually become the CEO of JP Morgan.

    There’s a lot in this comment. Sanctuary cities take this approach and they’re rooted. The rags to riches concept underpins the US. Ellison slept in his car and founded Oracle. We owe it to homeless people to kick them in the arse and get them moving. When governments take this approach the homeless get going and make some attempt to improve their lives.

    Anyway the troll is not homeless, it’s just a leftie; they’re like Honey Badgers without the charm; they just destroy things. You goodie 2 shoes righties don’t understand them. I do. What I say comes from years of experience with the bastards. So shut up and take my advice. And tell your mate digger to stop doing his mitt romney impersonation.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

    Sounds like this approximately female shaped creature.

    Feminist prof who practices occult calls for human extinction to save planet (10 Feb)

    Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Angelia Ruskin University, cuts to the chase and advocates for the ultimate solution to global warming: The end of the human race.

    A researcher who has “published in the areas of continental philosophy…feminism, queer theory, posthuman theory, horror film, body modification, animal rights/abolitionism, cinesexuality and ethics,” MacCormack once argued that animals are equal to human beings. Now, she’s arguing that humans should get out of the way entirely.

    The caption to the photo is fun:

    Prof Patricia MacCormack gives a lecture on “Vulvic Deamonitalia” at Queen Mary University of London in 2017.

    That’s an academic specialty I’ve never heard of hitherto.

  31. Perhaps Southpossumsarse would like to jet over to Wuhan and tell them that?

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You goodie 2 shoes righties’

    Hey.

    You’re talking about a bloke who had his own shoes given to a local ne’er-do-well by his own mother.

    He needs support, assistance and guidance.

    And some shoes.

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    Let’s not relive the Vietnam war in every thread
    Posted on 3:20 pm, April 8, 2013 by Sinclair Davidson
    I have noticed a tendency for threads to derail whenever 1735099 turns up. Reliving the war and conscription has become very tedious. Even if you really think that the Vietnam war was a just war, and fighting communists is the Lord’s work, and abandoning the Vietnamese people to communism was a terrible thing, you don’t need to re-argue those points in every thread. Others shouldn’t have to read it, or scroll through it, or simply abandon the thread because it has become derailed.


    Imagine actually having to save for seven years to fly to a bunker in Antarctica to escape Numbers posting on your Economics Blog.

    Jesus Christ what a f®cking joke.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ja ha ja ja!!!!!!!
    😂

  34. cohenite

    Reminds me of an autistic kid I taught once.

    Looking into a mirror is not teaching.

    And let’s be clear troll: I don’t care if you live or die. Leftism on the other hand should die. The problem may be that it is part of the human condition as I noted before like a vestigial organ or virus which has outlived it’s adaptive purpose, if it ever had one, and now just wreaks havoc in an otherwise healthy organism. Leftism is a disease and it’s carriers have no self awareness.

    Keep looking in the mirror shitstain.

  35. cohenite

    Viral panic isn’t a threat.
    It might just save the planet. One day someone will calculate the drop in greenhouse gas emissions and it will be huge.

    Misanthropy is the defining core of alarmism, currently the worse manifestation of the left disease. From Jo Nova 10 years ago (and hasn’t it been vindicated):

    Misanthropy: n. Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

    Man-made global warming theory [AGW] says that climate change is caused by the CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels. As the human population increases the inexorable need for energy from fossil fuels increases and therefore the level of AGW increases.

    AGW is similar to the theory of Thomas Malthus, the 18th century clergyman who thought that human population would outstrip natural resources and that natural calamity would be visited on humankind through disease, starvation and pestilence. Malthus’s theory could never have understood what a person like Norman Borlaug achieved in applying agricultural technology to farming to greatly increase food production or how modern medical technology has saved billions of people.

    But Malthus has modern advocates like Paul Ehrlich and science advisor to president Obama, John Holdren. Both Ehrlich and Holdren think there are too many people on Earth; they both think too many people will exacerbate AGW and that natural retribution will be as bad as Malthus predicted.

    In their 1977 book, Ecoscience, Holdren and Ehrlich advocated forced abortions and community sterilisation. They also supported a world superagency for control of population and the environment. This idea has underpinned the United Nations approach to AGW and was central to the recent Copenhagen process with the Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] solution to AGW based on the UN having governmental status and powers.

    Population control and reduction is a view shared by other leading AGW supporters. In Australia Clive Hamilton and Glenn Albrecht advocate drastic reductions in population. Albrecht, a former Newcastle academic now based in Western Australia, thinks that the true sustainable population of Australia should be no more than the Indigenous population which existed before European settlement occurred. Other leading green commentators like Keith Farnish and Finnish philosopher Pentti Linkola also see humanity as a threat to nature, and again their solution is for the population to be severely reduced to a few million living in a non-technological primitive state.

    This message, that humanity is bad and destructive, is one that is increasingly informing AGW philosophy and promotion. The ‘evil’ has been extrapolated from the fossil fuels and CO2 to humanity itself. Instead of James Hansen’s coal trains of death and the demonization of CO2 it is now humanity which is the problem.

    It is a message which is focused on and directed at children. Al Gore gives special induction seminars to young people where he tells them they know more than their parents; and the EPA’s head, Lisa Jackson, has developed the Environmental Justice Movement based on cadres of children fighting AGW.

    The promotion of the Copenhagen conference on AGW was based on advertisements showing children threatened by AGW. Other videos also feature children as victims. Lately, however, the tone of victim has been changed to instead show children as conscious activists and potential eco-warriors.

    The threat is palpable; AGW is the cause and the battle to beat it will be ruthless. The most recent video defines the problem and the solution.

    The group behind this video are known as 10:10. Their homepage describes their mission as being to cut CO2 emissions by 10 per cent. The homepage is colourfully presented with lots of young smiling faces. The incongruity of the juxtaposition of young, potentially fertile people and the message in their video of culling those people who do not believe in AGW [the “final solution”] has obviously been overlooked by the 10:10 organisation. Irony is not a strong point amongst AGW advocates.

    The irony is that AGW as a concept has been driven because it is ostensibly a threat to humanity. But what appears to be really driving AGW is not concern for humanity but a hatred of humanity; misanthropy. Paul Taylor in his book, Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics states: “The ending of the human epoch on Earth would most likely be greeted with a hearty ‘Good riddance!’.”

    Biologist David Graber, in a Los Angeles Times book review of Mother Nature as a Hothouse Flower says:

    “Human happiness [is] not as important as a wild and healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it isn’t true. Somewhere along the line we … became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth…. Until such time as Homo Sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.” Perhaps Graber can get together with Prince Philip who wishes “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

    The insidious aspect of this misanthropy is that it is being inculcated to children. What a desolate form of self-loathing we are bequeathing our future generations. The comparison with the 1969 moon landing is stark. On that occasion when Armstrong said “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”, a generation were empowered and inspired.

    By comparison what has the great moral issue of our time, AGW, given us; only fear and loathing and an obscene amount of wasted expenditure. It is time for the vilification to stop; it is time for humanity to reclaim its self-confidence and for our children to be no longer used as vicious propaganda tools.

  36. bespoke

    It simple unrealistic to expect people numberwang to give a free pass when no one else has that privilege.
    I doubt JC could resist calling out the wanger if he posted BS about the share market.

    Indirect comments about the wanger count as feeding the troll.

  37. vlad

    Occasionally one needs to turn off the computer and open a good book.

  38. JC

    Bespoke

    I couldn’t give a rats what NN thinks about anything. I couldn’t give a rats if his heart stopped beating this very second.

  39. bespoke

    You reacted like cohenite to that other troll last year and still do to Imp, JC.

  40. EvilElvis

    Rogue One

    Watched it last weekend. Makes you realise just how atrocious the most recent Star Wars films have been.

    2 hours of solid character development that gets snuffed out completely before an edge of your seat ending that 99% of the population already knows how it ends up but still gets you cheering for the good guys. Brilliant film making.

    The last 3 flicks, especially 8 which we will never speak of again, had no character development apart from fucking over the much loved original one. Good work, Woke Disney.

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    My collection of stuff just skyrocketed in value. Not pecuniary value as such, but value nonetheless.

    I now have a witches’ hat.

    Please try and contain your collective envy.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpys Sonic Film Review.

    7.5/10

    Very good!

    It’s going to make a fortune!

  43. JC

    Does anyone know what Burleigh Heads is like… living wise?

  44. JC

    You reacted like cohenite to that other troll last year and still do to Imp, JC.

    Practice what I preach, not what I do. We’re all sinners.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    JC.

    Burleigh Heads. Hot chicks.

  46. notafan

    Numbers was banned, for ages, when he directed his troll venom directly at Sinc.

    He, like grig and bird desperately want someone to go too far so the website has to close down.

    I wish Sinc would undo the unbanning.

  47. JC

    The reason I ask about Burleigh Heads is that I’m seeing some nice apartments going up by the water. I’m absolutely fucking sick to death of Melbourne weather. I can’t stand it. You get one day of sunshine to 15 weeks of cloudy weather. I’m exaggerating only a little. I’m trying to talk wifey into leaving this weather related shit hole .

  48. Some History

    The caption to the photo is fun:
    Prof Patricia MacCormack gives a lecture on “Vulvic Deamonitalia” at Queen Mary University of London in 2017.

    This is what passes for “academia” these days. It’s beyond just gay and transexual. It’s now into transhumanism, posthumanism.

    One of MacCormack’s youtube “offerings”

    Patricia MacCormack. Ph.D. – Mucosal Becomings through the Gates of the Anthropocene

    Some more pics of “Patricia”

    https://imgur.com/worKigf

    https://imgur.com/0NKRdRh

  49. egg_

    Aunty’s getting all Chinkified of late – so long as they’re all singing from her Hymn book.
    Chink Weatherman on Landline and “persecuted” mainland Chink artist on The Mix.
    The intellectual look with round glasses and beard seems to be in vogue.

  50. 1735099

    Union 3 base in Baghdad (across the road from the US embassy) attacked by rockets.

  51. cohenite

    Head prefect, the best place on the Gold Coast is Coolangatta, Marine Parade: 2 bedders waterfront view ~700K; 3 bedders, if you can get them 1.5K. This is the view:

    https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/rod-marshalls-user-submitted-gold-coast-image-wins-photo-challenge_102303/

  52. notafan

    Someone dancing in delight, no doubt.

  53. 8th Dan

    Does anyone know what Burleigh Heads is like… living wise?

    It’s ok there. Nice golf course, good surfing, away from Surfers “Paradise”.

  54. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stimpys Sonic Film Review.
    It’s going to make a fortune!

    They were nuts to cast Jim Carrey. He’s cost Sony a hundred mill.

    Jim Carrey Under Fire for ‘Creepy’ Remark to Female Journalist While Promoting ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ (13 Feb)

    While Promoting ‘Sonic,’ Jim Carrey Says Paintings of Republicans Dying Were Never About ‘Hating Anyone’ (30 Jan)

    Nice going Jim. Your employers must love you for alienating half the potential audience.

  55. Turnip 8675309

    JC…Burleigh is fabulous. Lived there 10 years ago. It’s quiet enough being far from the tourist traps but has enough to be interesting. There are now far more cafes and restaurants and the view from the headland is amazing.
    I used to like to have a beer in the afternoons in the Pavillion looking north. It’s so close to the beach the windows can get smashed with really bug surf….

  56. MatrixTransform

    You forgot to include these two paragraphs, Bob.

    rather brilliant dont you think?

    take financial advantage of the instabilities that are introduced by wind and solar.

    call it freq services
    name yrself greener-than-thou

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, it’s owned by Paramount now, not Sony. Silly mountain people!

  58. Geriatric Mayfly

    The intellectual look with round glasses and beard seems to be in vogue.

    One of those wispy fungal growths of about 5 hairs on the chin, never looks intellectual to me. Nor for that matter does the academic beard sported by western lefties. Pretence does not produce gravitas.

  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Head prefect, the best place on the Gold Coast is Coolangatta, Marine Parade: 2 bedders waterfront view ~700K; 3 bedders, if you can get them 1.5K. This is the view:

    for JC ‘s style you’d be looking at 3m+

  60. egg_

    Completed in 2008, the 58MW Cape Bridgewater wind farm comprises 29 wind generators producing enough energy to meet the annual needs of 35,000 households, with an average electricity generation of 194GWh per year. The turbines installed are Senvion MM82 wind turbine generators, rated at 2.05MW each, with a maximum hub height of 69m and maximum blade tip height of 110m.

  61. JC

    Maybe Irma is right.. this one time. Maybe it’s my “north-African” genes that makes me gloomy in cloudy weather. I need sunshine more than 4 days a year.

    Melbourne weather is basically a year variation of winter in some ways. Cloudy all the freaking time and gloomy. Even the hot days are awful.

  62. Mark from Melbourne

    Does anyone know what Burleigh Heads is like… living wise?

    It’s a bit down market but nice enough.

    For mine, the pick of the Gold Coast is Main Beach. Some decent local shopping, cafes, etc (disclaimer, haven’t been there since my parents sold out 3 years ago) and Southport a 5 minute drive away, meaning you never have to darken SP’s door.

  63. cohenite

    Just when you thought the demorat candidates couldn’t be worse along comes mini mike; this guy is terrifying; Mark Rice captures the dwarf’s essence in his attempts to promulgate favourable memes by buying out prominent sites; it would be hilarious if it were not scary:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/02/15/mark-dice-its-way-too-obvious/

  64. cohenite

    for JC ‘s style you’d be looking at 3m+

    There are a couple of penthouses available last time I looked for that price.

  65. JC

    Mark

    These looks great and the outlook is great too. Sure, developers pic pics aren’t always accurate.

    https://www.norfolkburleigh.com.au/

  66. egg_

    Talk about a fugly blight on the landscape.

  67. Helen

    Zippy, that fire vid has trees with green leaves, obviously pre corona virus which is in winter.

  68. dover_beach

    It’s sunny today, JC.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3325122, posted on February 16, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Mike Bloomberg is considering making Hillary Clinton his running mate.

    ..
    When you plan to commit suicide, but want it to be a surprise.

    Bloomberg’s food taster has resigned with immediate effect to take up a position clearing minefields in the Sudan.

  70. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    For mine, the pick of the Gold Coast is Main Beach. Some decent local shopping, cafes, etc (disclaimer, haven’t been there since my parents sold out 3 years ago) and Southport a 5 minute drive away, meaning you never have to darken SP’s door.

    nice penthouse at main beach is around the $5m mark

    can’t beat gold coast weather, low mid 20s in winter, high 20s low 30s in summer. why anyone would want to live in melbournistan is beyond me.

  71. Steve trickler

    He’s good at what he does.👍



  72. Eyrie

    “Meso-scale maps show that Australia’s greatest wind potential lies in the coastal regions of western, south-western, southern and south-eastern Australia.”
    So they plan on fucking up the scenery where most of the people live.
    SE Queensland OTOH is useless for wind turbines. Good although some fools have built the tax harvesting monstrosities at the northern end of the Bunyas.

  73. JC

    DB

    It got sunny about 30 mins ago:-)

    Hey, all good as it could last another hour or so

  74. Eyrie

    I lived in Melbournistan for 5 years from February through December 1971.
    Weather is bad but worse, it is inhabited by insufferable Victorians who think it is the greatest place on Earth.

  75. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Zippy, that fire vid has trees with green leaves, obviously pre corona virus which is in winter.

    I just repost them, take them with a grain of salt

  76. Eyrie

    Who would want to live in an upmarket stack-a-pleb on the Gold Coast?

  77. JC

    Me, Eyrie.

    I’ve always liked apartment living. At least I’m not opposed to it at all.

  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    They were nuts to cast Jim Carrey. He’s cost Sony a hundred mill.

    No they weren’t and no it won’t.

    The movie will be a massive hit.

    It’s just Jim being bugf®ck nuts and trying to be charming like he always does.
    He is very consistent.

    No one cares about Journalists.

    Don’t be so ridiculous Bruce.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stimpy – Anyone who reads Breitbart, which is a lot of Americans, knows that Carrey hates Trump supporters in the worst way. He hates Trump, lies about him and paints utterly revolting paintings about him. What righty voter is going to see a movie with a disgusting maniac like that in it?

  80. JC

    Composta’s review of Tony Kevin’s “opus” at her Verdant Hopes blog and Tony Kevin’s thank you comment is a classic. The Bunyip was a true master.

    http://verdanthopes.blogspot.com/2011/02/real-australian-of-year.html

  81. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy – Anyone who reads Breitbart, which is a lot of Americans, knows that Carrey hates Trump supporters in the worst way. He hates Trump, lies about him and paints utterly revolting paintings about him. What righty voter is going to see a movie with a disgusting maniac like that in it?

    “Righty Voter.”

    It’s a kids/gamers movie.
    Gamers and kids don’t give a f®ck.
    How many people have played a Sonic video game since 1991?
    Who the hell reads Breitbart anymore?
    Post their readership numbers.

    Jesus Christ man I shouldn’t have to explain this.

  82. Eyrie

    Shouldn’t be too hard to engineer going to jail instead, JC.

  83. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3325241, posted on February 16, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I lived in Melbournistan for 5 years from February through December 1971.
    Weather is bad but worse, it is inhabited by insufferable Victorians who think it is the greatest place on Earth.

    I’m from rural VIC but lived in Melbourne for a while now. It used to be quite a livable city, but not now.
    Every time we return we find it more and more depressing, congested, run down, you name it.

    If you live there you don’t notice the gradual deterioration.

  84. Eyrie

    Rural Vic, north of the ranges is fine. Weather much better, no crowding nd congestion. I like that part of the world but not as much as I like the mountain redoubt of Toowoomba.

  85. Roger

    Every time we return we find it more and more depressing, congested, run down, you name it.

    If you live there you don’t notice the gradual deterioration.

    I’ve been visiting Melbourne since the mid 1970s.

    Whatever charm it had has long since vanished.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s a kids/gamers movie.

    So how many parents are going to allow their kids to go see a movie with a depraved actor in it?

    France’s César Academy board quits en masse amid Polanski row (14 Feb)

    The entire board of the César Academy, which distributes France’s equivalent of the Oscars, has resigned amid a wave of criticism of its nomination for 12 awards for a film by Roman Polanski.

    Carrey’s paintings of Trump are disgusting. He needs therapy.

  87. Rockdoctor

    Mark A
    #3325256, posted on February 16, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    As someone who grew up as a teenager in rural Vic I concur. Jeff Kennett reversed the malaise for a tad. I still have a soft spot for Melbourne, a lot of good memories but unless another Kennett comes along it is doomed IMO.

  88. rickw

    As someone who grew up as a teenager in rural Vic I concur. Jeff Kennett reversed the malaise for a tad. I still have a soft spot for Melbourne, a lot of good memories but unless another Kennett comes along it is doomed IMO.

    Vote herd importation has ensured that this glitch won’t ever happen again.

  89. Oh come on

    If Bernie is robbed of the Dem nomination, will he run as an independent? I would if I were him.

  90. rickw

    He’s good at what he does.👍

    Did you see Honey Badger V a Python and two Jackals?

    Spoiler alert: Honey badger wins, python KIA, jackals left hungry.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    So how many parents are going to allow their kids to go see a movie with a depraved actor in it?

    I did.

    Guess I’m a bad parent.
    😂

    Carrey is not Polanski.

    Completely ridiculous comparison.

    I wouldn’t buy Jim Carrey’s art for the same reason I wouldn’t buy Jordan Peterson’s rugs.
    They are sh®t.

    Post the Breitbart readership numbers Bruce.

  92. rickw

    If Bernie is robbed of the Dem nomination, will he run as an independent? I would if I were him.

    Would be awesome to see the Lefty faction street slugfest that would ensue!

  93. Mark from Melbourne

    These looks great and the outlook is great too. Sure, developers pic pics aren’t always accurate.

    It does indeed, JC. And there are no doubt more like it. My comment was on the area in general, not the buildings.

    nice penthouse at main beach is around the $5m mark

    Possibly true, if you want a penthouse. But a goodly chunk of Main Beach high-ish rises are built one unit to a floor, so what, really, does a penthouse bring to the table?

    You can buy (or could, 3 years ago… I doubt things have changed much) a whole floor in a block such as that for under $2m. Sure, in a good block the Body Corp fees will be high, but for perfectly maintained pool and other amenities that’s to be expected.

    Wherever you may buy, JC, ensure that the block has a 10000% firm “no rentals of any description” policy. Otherwise things go to shit pretty quickly.

  94. mh

    Bruce, I think Stimpy is right on this one re sonic the hedgehog. Nobody but political tragics care about Carrey being a mentally ill Trump hater.

    I would go and see something with De Niro if I expected it to be good. I doubt that situation will occur however.

  95. vlad

    I would go and see something with De Niro if I expected it to be good. I doubt that situation will occur however.

    Punchy hasn’t made a good movie in 30+ years.

  96. notafan

    If you lived there you wouldn’t notice…

    Yes you would

    And

    Yes you do

    And have commented about it

    Many times

  97. Tel

    If Bernie tried running as an independent, he would be committing suicide faster than Epstein on SSRI’s at a trade show displaying the world’s strongest toilet paper.

  98. Mark from Melbourne

    Richard Fernandez’ latest offering is of a pice with his general views, but nonetheless worth the read.

    As China itself is already demonstrating, the days of the naive open borders and single-point-of-failure world order are over. The greatest beneficiary of globalization has destroyed its original form. It must now change by creating such interfaces as necessary until it is sustainable.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Post the Breitbart readership numbers Bruce.

    Ok.

    VICE News: Breitbart Facebook Page Beats NYT, WSJ, USA Today, WaPo Combined (23 Dec)

    That’s the most recent story on such things I can recall.
    RTWT. Lots of eyeb alls.

  100. If Bernie tried running as an independent, he would be surprised to find he had committed suicide.

    FIFY

  101. Some History

    Another pic of Professor [giggle] Patricia MacCormack

    https://imgur.com/atbfjgL

  102. Oh come on

    If the party has conspired to deny you the nomination, moving to destroy the party seems a reasonable response.

  103. Top Ender

    The Gold Coast is a parking lot now, all the way up to Brisbane.

    Inhabited by drug dealers, bikies, druggies, glamour mutton dressed as lamb, and used car dealers who got rich.

    Everyone knows this.

  104. Oh come on

    Seriously. If the Dems deny Bernie again, they are very clearly saying you and your ideology will never be the dominant force in the Democratic Party, no matter what.

    Of course Bernie will go third party in that scenario.

  105. Mark from Melbourne

    The Gold Coast is a parking lot now, all the way up to Brisbane.

    Inhabited by drug dealers, bikies, druggies, glamour mutton dressed as lamb, and used car dealers who got rich.

    Not in defence of the place, but how is this different to Melbourneistan?

  106. Oh come on

    Wouldn’t you if you were him? I would.

  107. Mark from Melbourne

    If Bernie goes third party, Trump will win all 54 states (h/t Barack).

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’re a few stories about Mr Carrey and his artwork.

    Jim Carrey Art Depicts Trump in a Toilet Bowl Full of Excrement (23 Dec)
    Jim Carrey Promotes Impeachment Drawing of ‘Pelosi’ Crushing Trump’s Testicles (2 Nov)
    Jim Carrey Paints Oil Rig Ejaculating on Shirtless Donald Trump (Feb 2019)

    Many many more like it. He’s depraved. Would you allow your kids to go to a Polanski movie?

  109. Keith Forwheels

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3325286, posted on February 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Weather’s better.

  110. Fisky

    As China itself is already demonstrating, the days of the naive open borders and single-point-of-failure world order are over. The greatest beneficiary of globalization has destroyed its original form. It must now change by creating such interfaces as necessary until it is sustainable.

    It’s worth remembering the entire rationale for open borders globalism was that greater efficiency and lower costs would boost GDP more than if we didn’t ship everything to China.

    The reality is that growth throughout the West was higher in the 90s before China’s accession to the WTO, before the Euro and before Schengen came into force.

    In other words, every prediction made by the globalists was wrong, and the moral cover they gave themselves (“China will democratise if all your factories and jobs are sent over!”) is now the object of derision.

    Globalists need to have a LITTLE introspection over their repeated wrongitude.

  111. Mark from Melbourne

    Weather’s better.

    True, if you don’t like actual seasons.

  112. Geriatric Mayfly

    Omar Elomar 18, shot dead in Sydney street.

    That name is familiar. Maybe, in that culture it is very common like Smith in ours.

  113. Fisky

    This is a company that engages in highly unethical and illegal behaviour. Let’s give this wonderful company control over our 5G!

    The company even launched a bonus program to reward employees who got their hands on confidential information from competitors, prosecutors said

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/huawei-hit-racketeering-charge-expanding-231802303.html

  114. Roger

    Richard Fernandez’ latest offering is of a pice with his general views, but nonetheless worth the read.

    The opening:

    “…the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives, or turning forests as large as nations into ashen moonscapes [they mean] the end of Australia as we know it.”

    When summer is feared. When air filters hum in homes that are bunkers, with kids kept indoors. When bird song and the rustle of marsupials in the bush give way to an eerie, smoky silence.
    “I am standing here a traveler from a new reality, a burning Australia,” Lynette Wallworth, an Australian filmmaker, told a crowd of international executives and politicians in Davos, Switzerland, last month. “What was feared and what was warned is no longer in our future, a topic for debate — it is here.”

    “We have seen,” she added, “the unfolding wings of climate change.”

    “the end of Australia as we know it”!

    Too much hyperbowl, luv.

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    Many many more like it. He’s depraved. Would you allow your kids to go to a Polanski movie?

    Polanski is neither here nor there.

    Jim’s art is not in the movie.

    You understand that films have ratings for a reason, yes?

    It’s not rocket science.

    Would you read a book to your children containing incest and genocide?
    Does this mean you condone incest and genocide?

    It’s called The Bible.

    Just stop being silly.

  116. Keith Forwheels

    Top Ender
    #3325284, posted on February 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    The Gold Coast is a parking lot now, all the way up to Brisbane.

    Inhabited by drug dealers, bikies, druggies, glamour mutton dressed as lamb, and used car dealers who got rich.

    Everyone knows this.

    Problem lies in the badlands further away, but accessable by a short train or (stolen) car ride, and associated random violence that finds its way down to the beaches from time to time, causing bother to people going about their daily lives. Bit like the Brazilian favelas but with far more welfare, a few less guns & plenty of blades. Often teenagers or younger. Usually in gangs. No win situation once you’re in the middle of it. Situational awareness is a requisite after dark, sadly that’s becoming true everywhere.

  117. Roger

    Maybe, in that culture it is very common like Smith in ours.

    Can’t say re Elomar, but Smith in Arabic is Haddad, which is very common.

  118. Keith Forwheels

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3325294, posted on February 16, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Weather’s better.

    True, if you don’t like actual seasons.

    Sunny place for shady people – Miami of the southern hemisphere. As KD said. Hawt chicks everywhere. If you don’t have your own cosmetic surgeon, therapist & PT you’re not trying hard enough. Or far too hard. Whichever.

  119. JC

    Wherever you may buy, JC, ensure that the block has a 10000% firm “no rentals of any description” policy. Otherwise things go to shit pretty quickly.

    Great point, mark

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stimpson – The Bible is warning against that stuff. The penalties are harsh.

    Sonic is focused towards kids and has an actor who is perverted on the evidence of his own artworks which he proudly displays. Do you want kids to admire a guy with a character like that. That is what you are doing.

    Here is a Bible passage for you: Rom 1:28-32

  121. mh

    JC
    #3325200, posted on February 16, 2020 at 1:50 pm
    The reason I ask about Burleigh Heads is that I’m seeing some nice apartments going up by the water. I’m absolutely fucking sick to death of Melbourne weather. I can’t stand it. You get one day of sunshine to 15 weeks of cloudy weather. I’m exaggerating only a little. I’m trying to talk wifey into leaving this weather related shit hole .

    JC, you and wifey should should take 2 -3 weeks staying in apartments on GC, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Get a feel for each area.

  122. Mark A

    Read the dictionary, what a wonderful book, it explains the meaning of every word as you read it

  123. pete m

    I have lived on goldie for over 20 years. From currumbin, tallebudgera valley, robina and burleigh (in 2 places – hill and burbs).

    Things change and you ride with them or leave.

    Beach lifestyle combined with city benefits is hard to beat.

    For retirees it works well too but getting expensive.

    Main Beach is very nice too.

    On another topic needed a hat so bought an akubra today. Tablelands one. Preferred the clint eastwood low top look but didn’t suit me dammit.

    First weekend off from sport or other duties has been lovely hope you are having a nice one too.

  124. cohenite

    Omar Elomar 18, shot dead in Sydney street.

    A notable family whose skills include taking their sprog to the caliphate, holding up the severed heads of beautiful Kurdish women, and committing acts of terrorism. Only a few hundred of the immediate family to go but in the RoP they are the standard to achieve.

  125. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson – The Bible is warning against that stuff. The penalties are harsh.
    Sonic is focused towards kids and has an actor who is perverted on the evidence of his own artworks which he proudly displays. Do you want kids to admire a guy with a character like that. That is what you are doing.
    Here is a Bible passage for you: Rom 1:28-32

    You make me laugh sometimes, you really do.

  126. Shy Ted

    I never thought it would happen but I’m going to have to defend Bruce Pascoe and Dark Emu. For my sins I’ve got a lucrative little gig in a remote indigenius community right in the middle of Oz, stinking bloody hot but it has a great airstrip. And most important someone has just given me a dingo which has only bitten me twice so far (hope it doesn’t come down with anything). After the pre-dawn walk, which is a very pleasant way to start the day, I thought “what to do? I know, I’ll go to the tip”. If you’ve never been and scavenged at a remote tip you haven’t lived. All sorts of discarded goodies for the mending and more dead cars than you can poke a dead-car-poking-stick at. It’s quite an organised tip with signs for each type of unwanted stuff – tyres, bicycles, white goods, household goods, car bodies. And on each sign is the equivalent indigenius word or phrase. Which rather begs the question, if the words tyre, bicycle etc exist in Pitjantjara, is this not absolute proof of their existence before 1777?
    In local politics an aboriginal in a senior position has been asked to move on because she has no dusky hue. By another similarly-hued lady. Who married a Caucasian. Whose children identify as, well, you know how it goes. And as I lay under the ute trying to find the jack-point to change a tyre I thought, “I wouldn’t be at all bothered if it fell on me”.
    During the week a much-neglected camp dog, skin on bone, lay outside the office awaiting death. But you could see it’ potential so I fed it for several days. By day 4 it was turning up regularly and hopping into the back of the ute for it’ food. It would hang around and take dog biscuits from my hand as I sat outside, read, smoked a fine Cuban cigar and drank my dark home brew which looks like coke from a distance and thinking how many crimes I was committing before going inside when it would wonder off, bemused, having never experienced kindness before. Then I had a Dakar Rally day – Landcruiser barreling along at 100 on graded, rutted or bulldusty roads and hoping there was nothing coming over the ridge or around the corner so I was late back. No camp dog. Searched the usual spots , haven’t seen it since. Gratitude in short supply round here.

  127. Steve trickler

    I have to admit to all ladies of the Cat…. OMG!

    It helps not having bits that dangle in your pants.



  128. JC

    Look, let me say at the outset, China shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near 5G in the west. However let’s get everything in perspective here. The fucking Americans were caught out tapping Merkel’s phones. There’s a good reason to tap a German leader’s phone because they’re arseholes and start wars. But still! China is simply trying to do what its professors taught them in tapping college.

  129. Entropy

    The biggest problem with the Gold Coast is the number of Melbourne People that have moved there.
    See also: Noosa and Byron Bay.
    They ruin everything good.

  130. mh

    You’ve missed the big rains, so maybe now until Easter is fine. People normally say Spring or Autumn.

  131. vr

    JC — Try the winter months (23C and blue skies). The best time of the year. and there are some excellent restaurants in that neighbourhood. https://www.pipitrestaurant.com/ and https://fleet-restaurant.com.au/

  132. Entropy

    October the weather is fantastic but the SST is only about 20 degrees, too cold for anyone but Victorians. Get some cracker thunderstorms then too. Between now and Easter can be hit and miss as it is the tail of the wet season. Warm water but might rain too much

  133. mh

    The problem I find with the winter here now is there are so many bugs going around. Cold and flu, plus this year there was one that put me on my back for two days.

    I blame the bat botherers.

  134. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Diamond Princess coronavirus cases jump by 70, taking total to 355 on cruise ship

    this thing is spreading faster than the clap in a gay bathhouse

  135. Confused Old Misfit

    @Roger: That was the NYT, not Fernandez.

    A New York Times reporter argues that “the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives, or turning forests as large as nations into ashen moonscapes [they mean] the end of Australia as we know it.”
    When summer is feared. When air filters hum in homes that are bunkers, with kids kept indoors. When bird song and the rustle of marsupials in the bush give way to an eerie, smoky silence.
    “I am standing here a traveler from a new reality, a burning Australia,” Lynette Wallworth, an Australian filmmaker, told a crowd of international executives and politicians in Davos, Switzerland, last month. “What was feared and what was warned is no longer in our future, a topic for debate — it is here.”

  136. rickw

    Not in defence of the place, but how is this different to Melbourneistan?

    Melbourne has much worse weather.

  137. Arky

    Globalists need to have a LITTLE introspection over their repeated wrongitude.

    ..
    Globalists need to be dragged out of their multi- million dollar rat holes, clapped in chains, beaten, pelted with shit and walked off into servitude turning our deserts into productive lands.

  138. Arky

    Globalists need to be dragged out of their multi- million dollar rat holes, clapped in chains, beaten, pelted with shit and walked off into servitude turning our deserts into productive lands.

    ..
    I’ll make an exception for JC.
    He won’t have to work in the uranium mines. A nice cushy job ironing jeans for the irradiated convicts.

  139. kaysee

    I came across this article in Breitbart.
     
    Gwyneth Paltrow Says Selling a $75 Vagina Scented Candle was About Empowering Women

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says that her candle called “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina” was a “feminist statement” meant to expose the “shame” that surrounds “a woman’s private parts.”

    The word “feminist” sent me searching for the meaning of the word. What it used to mean, has been taken over by woker meanings. So, I went looking for a definition, that true women would agree with.
     
    1/ Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
    (from definitions in lexico)
     
    2/ Feminism is as simple as being the fight for equal rights for not just women, but the LGBTQ community, POC, and it even fights for boys.
    (from ihaacents – the true meaning of feminism)
     
    3/ Feminism, the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Although largely originating in the West, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions committed to activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.
    (from Britannica)
     
    Finally, I came across one site, a bit on the New Age – Astrology theme, but it had some sensible paragraphs:

    Feminism isn’t in alignment with truly connecting women to their power if while doing so, women are moving further away from their innately feminine nature and becoming more like men – doing all the things men do, the way men do the things.
     
    Not that there’s anything wrong with women performing the same tasks as men, or having the same rights as men, of course we all stand for and want equality. But equal does not mean the same. We are not the same, and if women knew the vast potential within themselves, they likely wouldn’t entertain this idea at all.
     
    My desire for women is to give up their fight to be accepted by society for all that they do, and begin to command respect and reverence for all that they are.
     
    My desire for women is to stop apologizing for being different, for needing more rest, for feeling more, for wanting more.

    I think Gwyneth Paltrow and her ilk are feminixts and should be making feminixt statements about feminixsm. That would differentiate the wymyns from women.
     
    (Haven’t provided all links, as they would be too many for the comment to get through.)

  140. Arky

    I think it is a small price to pay for all these economists, academics, journalists and other assorted riff raff, that they repair the damage done to our industries by taking part in my five year plan having them dig uranium ore out of the ground for the next 20 years with their bare hands.

  141. Eyrie

    Live in mountains. Real estate very reasonable, drive to coast for beach holidays. We fly.

  142. BorisG

    Leftism on the other hand should die

    Leftism is on the rise (just look at the Democratic Party ) and such stupid comments do nothing to defeat it.

    Cats live in a parallel universe where they are constantly in the verge of winning, while representing a tiny minority of Australians. Many Australians hate leftism but if they once open Cat they will immediately close it in disgust.

    socialism needs to be respected as a major threat before it can be defeated.

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    “BorisG
    #3325340, posted on February 16, 2020 at 4:48 pm”

    What an utterly idiotic comment.

  144. zyconoclast

    Police compared to Stasi and Gestapo by judge as he rules they interfered in freedom of speech by investigating ‘non crime’ trans tweet

    Judge says that the effect of police turning up at Mr Miller’s workplace “because of his political opinions must not be underestimated”.

    Humberside Police unlawfully interfered with a man’s right to freedom of expression by turning up at his place of work over his allegedly “transphobic” tweets, the High Court has ruled.

    Former police officer Harry Miller, 54, who founded the campaign group Fair Cop, said the police’s actions had a “substantial chilling effect” on his right to free speech.

    Mr Miller, who is from Lincolnshire, claims an officer told him that he had not committed a crime, but that his tweeting was being recorded as a “hate incident”.

    The College of Policing’s guidance defines a hate incident as “any non-crime incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender”….

  145. Nick

    This is hilarious :

    <a href="http://

    A nervous democratic socialist in first class. #FeelTheBern pic.twitter.com/XbONXNBZNn— Hank Thomas (@HankThomasDC) February 13, 2020

    “>

  146. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Zippy, that fire vid has trees with green leaves, obviously pre corona virus which is in winter.

    an interesting point, the chinese are posting lots of pictures of things going up in flames. I suspect it’s a bit like them posting about chernobyl, a bit of indirect reference to the current fiasco before the censors kill it.

  147. Nick

    Celeste Barber. What a bush pig.

  148. 8th Dan

    Diamond Princess coronavirus cases jump by 70, taking total to 355 on cruise ship

    Another nail in Fat Mo ©’s political coffin. Should have had the Australians off the ship and flown home long ago. Fortunately no deaths on board so far … must be diagnosing them early. Maybe a wide mix of passenger ages too.

    Imagine an outbreak on say, MS Rotterdam out of San Diego en route to Fort Lauderdale via Panama. Holland America ships are floating old people’s homes, much more difficult to maintain sanitary conditions let alone quarantine the old dodderers. Hard to speculate how quickly the virus would spread and deaths start occurring.

    Imagine

  149. Nick

    Another nail in Fat Mo ©’s political coffin. Should have had the Australians off the ship and flown home long ago.

    It’s docked in Japan. What’s he going to do, invade ?

  150. JC

    Arky

    Stop being silly. You could have all the industry you want if you followed my plan.

    Lower tax rates across the board for all corps, individuals … the entire shebang.
    Unshackle energy production
    Let the market determine wage rates and conditions
    Remove all red and green tape
    Allow fracking and onshore drilling and return royalties to the property owners.
    Allow 100% depreciation in the first year.

    You’ll have all the manufacturing you want and the some more.

    Stick all lefties in gulags for life without parole.

    Make leftism a crime against humanity.

  151. Entropy

    I am standing here a traveler from a new reality, a burning Australia,” Lynette Wallworth, an Australian filmmaker, told a crowd of international executives and politicians in Davos, Switzerland, last month. “

    The Australian fillum industry lives in perpetual fear of anywhere outside of Carlton or Glebe. In its world the desolate suburbs are full of Valium addicted dowdy housewives constantly beaten by their bogan husbands, and further out is an alien landscape which will it does benefit from wise indigenous folk, is sadly populated mostly by middle aged white shotgun/axe/chainsaw murdering psychopaths.
    The only good people in Australia are those they have dinner parties with, the aforementioned wise indigenes, and the gatekeepers from Screen Australia and its myriad duplicate offerings at State level, which fund their lifestyle so they don’t have the distasteful pressure to produce anything that might sell tickets.

  152. cohenite

    Leftism is on the rise (just look at the Democratic Party ) and such stupid comments do nothing to defeat it.

    socialism needs to be respected as a major threat before it can be defeated.

    Another sanctimonious lofty demeanour conservative.

    Well boris, how would you defeat socialism, a weasel word, we’re talking about communism/fascism/elitism, with or without stupid comments.

  153. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘The end of Australia as we know it’.

    Certainly. Let’s get rid of all greenies and greenie influences, rip out a lot of the fire-stick eucalypts (aka gasoline trees), log those that are worth logging, keep the tinder underfloor clear on those few national eucalypt forests we let remain, enjoy our wide open vistas as we used to do, returning them to productive pastures and farmlands rather than growing so-called carbon sinks, and plant out regrowth forests with a selection of useful imported tress that are not self-selected over thousands of years for a fire-farming aboriginal environment. A brand new Australia, land of world-class coal and uranium yellow-cake, with high technology and a revitalised education system and media that once again loves Australia and its astoundingly generous history.

    What’s not to like? Meanwhile the eucalypt forests are already laughing back at us. They are sturdily sprouting green again preparing for the next bout.

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “socialism needs to be respected as a major threat before it can be defeated.”

    Really……would you say the same about “national socialism”.

    I will not respect socialism in any guise.

  155. Boambee John

    JC

    Make leftism a crime against humanity.

    Wadd’ya mean “Make”? Isn’t it already, on the simpke evidence of its own performance?

  156. JC

    Whoops

    Flat tax of 10% from the first dollar. There would be no employer withholding under my plan as all taxpayers should write a quarterly cheque to the ATO.

  157. Arky

    Lower tax rates across the board for all corps, individuals … the entire shebang.
    Unshackle energy production
    Let the market determine wage rates and conditions
    Remove all red and green tape
    Allow fracking and onshore drilling and return royalties to the property owners.
    Allow 100% depreciation in the first year.

    ..
    You IDIOT.
    They didn’t do all that, because instead they put all our plant and equipment on ships and sent them to China.
    Why on bloody Earth do you think they would start doing any of that now?
    For God’s sake wake up man.

  158. JC

    Arky

    It would come back unless you think entrepreneurship is dead.

  159. dover_beach

    Cats live in a parallel universe where they are constantly in the verge of winning, while representing a tiny minority of Australians. Many Australians hate leftism but if they once open Cat they will immediately close it in disgust.

    LOL.

  160. Keith Forwheels

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3325355, posted on February 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Don’t tell Jane Caro, she’s got 100 acres planted on her “farm” absorbing all her carbon footprint…keeping her enviromental virtue intact while tweeting from the Qantas lounge… 🤣😂

  161. 8th Dan

    Another nail in Fat Mo ©’s political coffin. Should have had the Australians off the ship and flown home long ago.

    It’s docked in Japan. What’s he going to do, invade ?

    No … charter a plane into Haneda Airport, transfer the Australian passengers to it and fly them home. Same as the Yanks are doing for the American passengers on the ship.

  162. vlad

    while tweeting from the Qantas lounge

    half-sloshed

    I’ll happily pay for her return to the UK – one-way – where her talents will immediately set the Thames on fire.

    Er, yeah.

  163. JC

    Also, stop dissing mining too, Arky.

    Mining has one of, if not the highest, capital to labour ratios of any sector. It’s the Australian version of Silicon Valley. No one does it better than us.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gwyneth Paltrow Says Selling a $75 Vagina Scented Candle was About Empowering Women

    I told my old mum about Ms Paltrow’s business. She could not believe it – yet she is no prude and has quite a thick hide. So I showed her a few of the stories on laptop. She was flabbergasted, especially about what Gwyneth does with stone eggs. It was amusing.

    I think Ms Paltrow is a fine case study of how Western culture has reached the decadent stage.

  165. Oh come on

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says that her candle called “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina” was a “feminist statement” meant to expose the “shame” that surrounds “a woman’s private parts.”

    Ummm ok then

  166. vlad

    Come back, Memory Vault. Some of us love you and we’re not all nasty.

    The Cat can be a bearpit and/or cockpit but we’re all covered in scar tissue by now.

  167. Oh come on

    Cats live in a parallel universe where they are constantly in the verge of winning

    Idiot.

  168. JC

    And eliminate all taxes on capital too

  169. jupes

    Omar Elomar 18, shot dead in Sydney street.

    Thank you politicians for the gift that is the Elomars.

    Please keep bringing more of them in.

  170. DrBeauGan

    Leftism is on the rise (just look at the Democratic Party )

    Leftism has been on the rise for thirty years and we are just starting to fight back, so it is probably at its peak. All the LGBT crap has finally exceeded the tolerance for insanity threshold of the average Joe and Jo. Watch the results of the next US election to see how much further leftism has to go.

    Yes, the slow witted and hard of thinking will be in its grip for a while, but the manifest looniness of the main enthusiasts is being noted by very ordinary people.

  171. vlad

    It sh!ts me that Windows 10 comes without any games.

    And, yes, you can hunt around and install versions of some of the classic timewasters, but they’re not as good as the ones you used to get ready to be played.

  172. Roger

    @Roger: That was the NYT, not Fernandez.

    Yes, I know Misfit.

  173. egg_

    “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina”

    AKA a cundle?

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Regarding the late Mr Elomar:-

    The slain teenager’s older relative Shayma posted a tribute on Facebook on Sunday in which she claimed he had a smile that ‘could light up any room’.

    More likely his armaments ‘could light up any room’.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Boris has become very angry since the Chicom virus disaster was exposed.

    Curious. One wonders how many other academics are compromised.

  176. Keith Forwheels

    Leigh Lowe
    #3325383, posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Regarding the late Mr Elomar:-

    The slain teenager’s older relative Shayma posted a tribute on Facebook on Sunday in which she claimed he had a smile that ‘could light up any room’.

    More likely his armaments ‘could light up any room’.

    Guess his smile alone was not disarming enough. Sad for the family, none the less.

  177. Arky

    They made a calculated decision in the late 70’s that we would integrate with China.
    Our role is agriculture, mining, tourism and education.
    Their role was slowly democratising industrial super power.
    For that you don’t need here:

    Lower tax rates
    Unshackle energy production
    Remove all red and green tape

    And you sure as hell don’t wan’t to have your tourism/ kid’s school destination to have:

    … fracking and onshore drilling and return royalties to the property owners.

    ..
    They took a gamble 40 years ago. It has turned to shit. The consequences are fatal.

  178. Tekweni

    Coming in a bit late JC as I took the dogs for a walk at Currumbin. What I particularly like is that you can do a nature walk around the heads right in the middle of civilisation. Just sitting on the bank overlooking the surf break with a view to the north is spectacular. I am an ageing surfer so biased towards great beaches and surf breaks. There certainly are some nice apartments overlooking the sea and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes. The weather can be really hot in summer with April to July being the best months. Gets windy from August to October. We settled here because the weather was similar to Durban which is our home town. Would not live anywhere else.

  179. Cold-Hands

    Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Angelia Ruskin University, cuts to the chase and advocates for the ultimate solution to global warming: The end of the human race.

    Born & raised in Australia. We should apologise for foisting this deranged harpy upon the world.

  180. Helen

    a bit of indirect reference to the current fiasco before the censors kill it.

    Not evergreens? Maybe they are saying see, this happens even when we are not welded into our apartments.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    REVEALED: Teenager, 18, gunned down in a ‘targeted’ shooting in a western Sydney park was related to infamous IZ!S terrorist Morehamed Elomar known for his severed head poses

    Omar Elomar, 18, was shot dead at Miller, south-west Sydney, on Saturday night
    The teenager was gunned down in a pool of blood next to his silver Lexus sedan
    The gunman is still on the loose and NSW Police have commenced investigation
    Omar is related to Morehamed Elomar, who died while fighting for [email protected] State

    Daily Mail.

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    “DrBeauGan
    #3325379, posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    Leftism is on the rise (just look at the Democratic Party )

    Leftism has been on the rise for thirty years and we are just starting to fight back, so it is probably at its peak. All the LGBT crap has finally exceeded the tolerance for insanity threshold of the average Joe and Jo. Watch the results of the next US election to see how much further leftism has to go.

    Yes, the slow witted and hard of thinking will be in its grip for a while, but the manifest looniness of the main enthusiasts is being noted by very ordinary people.”

    Well BG….I agree with you but last night you were critical of people like me for taking that very fight to the socialist scumbag racist from Toowoomba who defecates here every day. The reason why the left have done so well over the last thirty years is because those on the right have persisted with such quaint behaviours such as treating the insanity of the left with “lofty disdain”…with decency, with politeness and so on………and hasn’t being decent, being polite and “disdainful” worked well….NOT.

  183. vlad

    we would integrate with China.

    The ALP has.

  184. Some History

    Lil Mike Bloomborg’s 2020 Campaign Team

    https://imgur.com/GEErMxq

  185. egg_

    Cats live in a parallel universe…

    To the Leftoid clown universe.
    Aussies are Conservative by nature, as BoN has demonstrated, with every CAGW political leader being clobbered by baseball bats at the Election box.
    Comrade.

  186. vlad

    In other news, the seal of confessional will be officially illegal in the People’s Republic of Victoristan as of tomorrow, Monday.

    Not many confessions heard on Mondays; priests tend to take Monday off – after the main work day of the week.

    A word – too late – to “Catholic” Jill Hennessy and Dan the “practising Catholic” man Andrews: there’s no point enacting a law that the relevant people involved aren’t going to obey.

    And, incidentally, they don’t have to. We have to obey the law. But the law isn’t anything and everything that half-witted stooges like Andrews and Hennessy enact when they’ve got the numbers.

  187. Some History

    Just a few months on Bloomborg’s team and people have noticed “changes” in Miss P.

    https://imgur.com/3mV7YQm

  188. Eyrie

    “Stick all lefties in gulags for life without parole.”

    Any food they eat must be grown by them. By hand with basic hand tools only. Organic, no artificial fertilisers or pesticides.

  189. 8th Dan

    It sh!ts me that Windows 10 comes without any games.

    And, yes, you can hunt around and install versions of some of the classic timewasters, but they’re not as good as the ones you used to get ready to be played.

    Win7GamesForWin10

  190. Arky

    Let’s say you are a typical academic at an Australian university.
    Let’s give this fictional academic a fictional name “David Sinclair”.
    Say David is your normal liberal academic type. Make some assumptions about him:
    – His classes are 30% full of Chinese overseas students.
    – His home has a solar system with a feed in tariff.
    – His suburb was working class, but has gentrified and his home is worth many multiples of what was paid for it as a worker’s cottage.
    – He has at least one second property rented out to overseas students or such.
    – A large portion of his salary is on discretionary spending: cars, clothes, holidays, private schooling.
    ..
    We can understand better from this person’s point of view why the changes wrought by de-industrialisation and globalism are seen as good.
    We can see why, when he views statistics on the economy or how people work or spend, he sees good things. We might understand why if he ever advises government it is in favour of these things. We can understand his view, but disagree with him.
    One wonders if such a person can do the opposite: Put himself in our shoes and understand why we see the same things as evils.

  191. Eyrie

    “Born & raised in Australia. We should apologise for foisting this deranged harpy upon the world.”
    Her parents should apologise for not culling it when they realised what it was.

  192. Nick

    Sydney Cats, Jonathan Pie, the great satirist, is appearing at the Enmore theatre next Saturday night.

  193. Eyrie

    Speaking of those MIA, anyone heard from Habib? Hope he’s OK.

  194. MatrixTransform

    socialism needs to be respected as a major threat before it can be defeated

    Boris reckons the Tard niche can handle another competitor

  195. vlad

    Thanks Dan, but I’ve tried to install from there without success.

    I still preferred it when the games came preloaded.

  196. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Is this capitalism?
    https://i.imgur.com/P7M7ArL.jpg

    Maybe anarcho-capitalism at the most, not quite fascism as it is lacking in the nationalist goals and the singularly powerful leader, and more likely an oligopoly, maybe crypto-feudalism.
    But whatever label you call it, that is wrong. The employees are no worse off and reducing net tax for a company sounds great when its for everyone, but the favouritism here is wrong wrong wrongo wrong.

  197. BorisG

    Aussies are Conservative by nature

    That’s why in every state and federal election the vast majority of them vote for one of the two social democratic parties.

  198. kaysee

    I think Ms Paltrow is a fine case study of how Western culture has reached the decadent stage.

    Bruce, it is about using any ledge for an ulterior motive. In this case, Mx Paltrow is talking about “empowering women” and the “shame women feel” to boost her business bottom-line.

  199. vlad

    It was a big mistake to allow cinema studies in as an option at mainstream universities. A soft option for airheads and a launching platform for the likes of “Professor” MacCormack.

    I can remember years ago saying there should only be four faculties at university – arts, law, science and medicine – and within arts only four departments: classics, philosophy, history and modern languages.

    I’ve forgotten which Cat it was who said no modern languages! Respect to whoever it was.

  200. mh

    Is Bloomberg Hillary’s bitch?

  201. Entropy

    BorisG
    #3325413, posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    Aussies are Conservative by nature

    That’s why in every state and federal election the vast majority of them vote for one of the two social democratic parties

    But conservatives vote to preserve institutions. Australian institutions are social democratic. That’s how Abbott tied himself up in knots pre getting elected.
    I think when you say “conservative” you mean something else. Libertarian maybe?

  202. Arky #3325403, posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    +1

  203. Anne #3325410, posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    Australia is officially a Police State.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/unicornservice/status/1228800129861185536 2mins

    Er.. the linked video is …. New Zealand.

    Never mind the NZ accents. Those cops are in (bits of) the uniform of New Zealand Police & their tool belt is NZ equipment.

  204. Fisky

    I would like globalists to answer a very simple question – is it good or bad that the CCP controls most of the world’s pharmaceuticals?

    Do NOT include the words “free” or “market” in your answer or you automatically fail the exam.

  205. Entropy

    I can remember years ago saying there should only be four faculties at university – arts, law, science and medicine – and within arts only four departments: classics, philosophy, history and modern languages.

    I hope you mean to have economics in arts.it sure ain’t science.

  206. vlad

    Check out the head tilt on her. Seriously, what is it with such people?

    Are you sure you don’t want to lie down so your head can be on a 90 degree angle?

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/virginia-bells-journey-from-barrel-girl-to-the-high-court-20081215-6z1n.html

  207. JC

    is it good or bad that the CCP controls most of the world’s pharmaceuticals?

    They don’t. China and India produce generics. The largest generic maker is in India remembering from a few years ago.
    Big dollar non-generics are made in the west.

  208. BorisG

    I see with my socialism comment did hit the nerve. The saner cats know that leftists are a formidable opponent and it will take very serious effort to defeat it. Think of CL, Rafe or Sinc.

    The fact is that the leftist thought has penetrated every aspect of public discourse and it is extremely hard to counter that. People who try to challenge that are delegitimized and ostracized as extremists. wins against this are rare (think Bettina Arendt) dand need to be cherished.

    I am as frustrated as many of you are in this sorry state of affairs. But the first step in fighting your opponent is to recognize how big a threat he is. Simply saying they are idiots, crooks, liars etc does absolutely nothing to help in this fight. It is also important to focus on battles that can be won.

    Suppose you succeed in chasing out people like numbers and Monty. Then you will just be preaching to the choir. How does this help in the fight against leftism?

  209. zyconoclast

    Russian artist who published Paris mayor candidate arrested

    PARIS (Reuters) – A Russian dissident artist who published screenshots of sexual images that forced President Emmanuel Macron’s candidate for Paris City Hall to pull out of the race was arrested in the French capital on Saturday, the prosecutor’s office said.

    The Russian artist is best known for works of performance art including nailing his scrotum to the ground in Moscow’s Red Square and setting fire to a door at the headquarters of Russia’s state security agency or the Bank of France.

  210. vlad

    I hope you mean to have economics in arts.it sure ain’t science.

    No to the dismal science full stop.

  211. Arky

    The largest generic maker is in India remembering from a few years ago.

    ..
    Dependent on Chinese chemicals.
    They are, in fact, just mixing and packaging.
    The difficult part of the process is the manufacturing of the compounds.
    Done in China.

  212. DrBeauGan

    Well BG….I agree with you but last night you were critical of people like me for taking that very fight to the socialist scumbag racist from Toowoomba who defecates here every day. The reason why the left have done so well over the last thirty years is because those on the right have persisted with such quaint behaviours such as treating the insanity of the left with “lofty disdain”…with decency, with politeness and so on………and hasn’t being decent, being polite and “disdainful” worked well….NOT.

    I agree that we should fight lefties, and I congratulate you on doing it in the press, Cassie. I agree that numbers is an obnoxious bumwipe. But just keeping on at him in the same terms is a waste of your time and energy and accomplishes nothing except clogging the thread.

    I’m a great believer in plain speaking, and when I run into a leftie I don’t hesitate to put him straight. I did with the Norwegian I sat next to on the flight from Paris to Havana. I shocked him because he worked out that I was one of the educated classes, better educated than he was, and I laughed at his ideas and told him, for example, that agw is a scam and everybody who had troubled to look at the data knew this. And that only those who were incapable of understanding the data and unthinkingly copied the opinions of their friends were believers. He was one of them, so didn’t like this.

    I don’t get many opportunities like that.

    Numbers isn’t the least bit like the Norwegian. He’s rather stupid, obsessive, and poorly educated. I certainly won’t waste my time debating him and I certainly won’t waste time abusing him verbally. I think we can safely say he’s figured out you don’t care for him or his opinions. Why keep going on at him?

  213. zyconoclast

    Pity they forgot to video the incident.

    Catalans have said they will investigate incidents that led to two supporters being asked to remove rainbow flags during Israel Folau’s Super League debut.

    Two people claimed they were asked to remove the flags after displaying them inside the Dragons’ Gilbert Brutus Stadium in Perpignan on Saturday.

    She later said in an interview with Sky Sports: “We were asked if we could take the flag down, first because it was against health and safety. When we said that there were other flags around the ground they gave up.

    “They then came back to us later on and said it was against the views of the club to have the flags.”

  214. BorisG

    Leftism has been on the rise for thirty years and we are just starting to fight back, so it is probably at its peak. All the LGBT crap has finally exceeded the tolerance for insanity threshold of the average Joe and Jo. Watch the results of the next US election to see how much further leftism has to go.

    This is partly true but less so in Australia. Also this also looks at the cultural side of things. On the economic side there is a perception that in the last 30-40 years the anglo world went free market full swing (staring form Raegan, Thatcher, Hawke & Keating) and need adjustment. CL has linked to an interesting essay which shows entitlements sky rocketing from Reagan on, fueling skyrocketing government deficit and debt. And Trump does not do a dent unto this.

    The middle class welfare is so entrenched in Australia that the vast majority has a stake in it now.

    How do you fight that?

  215. Arky

    Last month, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on the United States’ growing reliance on China’s pharmaceutical products. The topic reminded me of a spirited discussion described in Bob Woodward’s book, Fear: Trump in the White House. In the discussion, Gary Cohn, then chief economic advisor to President Trump, argued against a trade war with China by invoking a Department of Commerce study that found that 97 percent of all antibiotics in the United States came from China. “If you’re the Chinese and you want to really just destroy us, just stop sending us antibiotics,” he said.
    ..
    https://www.cfr.org/blog/us-dependence-pharmaceutical-products-china

  216. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Anne #3325410,

    If you want to claim a country has become a Police State you’ll have to do a bit better than police having a polite word with one guy who advocated the hanging of politicians and subversion of the democratic process.
    Maybe this guy just talks a lot, has said it all before, and is not a credible threat, but you don’t know that, you only know that he said politicians should be hanged. It is not revealed in the video as to whether this was avague threat or whether particular persons and places and times were specified.

    The question isn’t whether police should check up on him, the question is whether there’s a dozen other more important crimes they should be spending time on instead of this. Maybe when everything else is sorted and there’s a few hours of Utopia this might come up on the todo list, but I doubt that even NZ is that idyllic.

  217. JC

    We bought our kid a barbecue for Xmas as he moved into his new home. This kid loves courses and so he went to a barbecue course at Barbecue Plus, which is where we bought the thing. On the way out, they were given a folder which presumably was a help guide. Inserted in the folder, was a page, which had a swastika emblazoned on the side and down the bottom. In big bald lettering there was

    “Bernie was right about Women”

    and an internet address to the Daily Sturmer. I’m not making this shit up as he sent me a pic of the page. WTF?

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Bloomborg/Clinton ticket

    For the Party of Youf!
    (Combined age 150.)

  219. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Meet the Huawei of airport security
    Chinese vendor Nuctech has lawmakers, experts spooked about airports’ supply chain security.

    The growing dominance of a Chinese vendor of scanning equipment at airports and other ports of entry has European lawmakers and analysts worried about Beijing’s influence in the sensitive border and aviation security sectors.

  220. zyconoclast

    Our [British American Tobacco] global partnership with McLaren
    A collaboration rooted in advanced technology and innovation, supporting our purpose to deliver A Better Tomorrow
    In February 2019, we announced that we were entering into a multi-year global partnership with McLaren Formula One.

  221. Arky

    China holds a strong position in the global chemical industry and with the recent market happenings in the country; the Asian country is keen on upgrading its game plan.

    By 2030, China’s chemical industry will be bigger than all the world’s chemical industries put together! This is the unanimous opinion from several market experts and research institutes from around the globe. Statistically speaking, in 2017, the world chemical turnover was valued at 3,900 billion Dollars with China responsible for 1,451 billion Dollars. China is the largest chemical producer in the world, contributing 37.2 % of global chemical sales in 2017, according to a Cefic 2018 report. However, there is no doubt that the ongoing China-US trade war will have an impact on China’s petrochemical and chemical sales but will it affect China’s position on the global platform? Guess, only time will reveal this but for now the Asian country has been witnessing a range of market trends and scenarios that will make a significant impact on the future of China’s chemicals and petrochemicals industry.

    ..
    -https://www.process-worldwide.com/chinas-chemical-industry-key-market-scenarios-a-817736/

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m not making this shit up as he sent me a pic of the page. WTF?

    I can see why they might recruit people who feel a need to do a barbecue course.
    Ikea courses would be another fruitful demographic.

  223. DrBeauGan

    and an internet address to the Daily Sturmer.

    I like the Sturmer. I used to recommend my students to look at it: the discovery that anti-Semites are thick as pigshit, can’t spell or write and are obviously hate filled loonies needs to be made early on.

  224. bespoke

    I’m with BoN, Carrey is a creep.

  225. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Xi Jinping was aware of the deadly coronavirus much earlier than originally thought, according to a transcript of a private speech he made.

    The Chinese leader issued orders on fighting the coronavirus on January 7, during a meeting of the country’s Politburo Standing Committee, almost two weeks before his first public comments on the deadly disease.

    It wasn’t until January 23 that Chinese authorities banned travel in and out of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. By this point, thousands of people had already travelled in and out of the city, around the mainland and overseas.

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