Wednesday Forum: February 26, 2020

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  1. Thefrollickingmole

    Jc
    Looking at the yank cdc website it appears they don’t need full autopsies but can check using swabs of respiratory tracts.
    What a shitty job.

  2. feelthebern

    If you see an incel type character, walking around Perth today with a mighty erection, remember to say g’day to IT.

  3. feelthebern

    What a glorious post to start page 7.

  4. Porter

    Thanks for the link, Calli. That link shows Arndt clearly suggested that the guy who set his family on fire may have been an arsehole. This she said in response to someone else who was trying to say he was pushed to it (almost like a entrapment).

  5. Arky

    Here.
    ..

    Chinese authorities have started diagnosing coronavirus cases in the Hubei province via CT scans.
    The scans aren’t as thorough as a blood tests, but doctors in Wuhan, where the virus originated, are reportedly running short on test kits.
    To diagnose the virus, physicians look for white patches called “ground glass,” which signal fluid in the lungs.

    “You can see it with all types of infections – bacterial, viral, or sometimes even non-infectious causes,” Lakhani said. “Even vaping could sometimes appear this way.”

    But the patches are significant, he added, when they extend to the edges of the patient’s lungs.

    “That’s something we don’t often see,” Lakhani said. “We saw that with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and we saw that with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).”

  6. Delta A

    Or could just be a normal right wing Christian lady Struth.

    A “Christian lady” does not hold such vile, racist views.

    That is an insult to Christian women.

  7. twostix

    What did they do, I can’t remember.

    Same thing you’re hoping Gwendolyn gets banned for.

    Being opinionated and uncouth women.

  8. DrBeauGan

    And really, Arndt is entitled to say whatever she likes. Why should she have to self-censor because of a bunch of malicious trolls and hand-wringing pantywaists.

    I was brung up on cowboy stories where only the sheriff in the small town sticks up for the rule of law, and everybody else wants to lynch the drifter for cattle rustling. The shouting of the mob to string up the drifter versus the restraint of the sheriff must have made a strong impression on my child mind, because I still loathe lynch mobs and despise the mob mentality. And it even infects the Çat, when speaking your mind against the fashionable idiocies is regarded as provocative.

  9. feelthebern

    My NMN tablets have shipped today.
    There’s been a two week delay.
    They are meant to be from the US, but now I am suspicious they are coming from China.

  10. Porter

    Being opinionated and uncouth women.

    I even down that Gwendonlyn is a woman, twostix. Smells like troll to me.

  11. feelthebern

    If I grow a monkey vagina, I’m pretty sure the tablets are from China.

  12. Porter

    Down? Stupid autocorrect. Doubt. I doubt that Gwendolyn is a woman.

  13. Arky

    Anyway, as they say, look at what they do, not what they say.
    You don’t put 50 million people in lock down for a bad flu season.
    No bastard knows what the numbers are on this.
    Not even the Chinese. There are incentives within the system to under report.

  14. Thefrollickingmole

    Wash your hands you dirty, dirty pigs.
    Amazingly enough not spilling, drooling or otherwise secreting in public are also ways to limit disease spread.
    That’s pretty well the cdcs public advice at this stage.

  15. feelthebern

    areff wins the interweb today.

  16. twostix

    A “Christian lady” does not hold such vile, racist views.

    That is an insult to Christian women.

    lol, “vile” what is this the Guardian?

    “A good christian woman knows how to make tea, cake and hold her opinions to herself”.

  17. feelthebern

    If you ridicule the cleric in areff’s post, Tim Soupcan will report you to the Human Rights Commission.

  18. Struth

    Twosticks, Christian teaching is all men are equal under god.

    It is the religion of the individual and individual choice.
    It is non collectivist and deals with the individual’s relationship with god.
    Whether you believe in a Christian god or not, it is the reason for our freedom, and our laws are based on it’s teachings.
    It is a non racist religion.
    She could not be a Christian and hold those views, and even if she did, she would know that holding racist views and proclaiming her holier than thou Chistianity, she would be making an idiot of herself.

  19. JB of Sydney/Shanghai:

    In its latest review of Australia’s liquid-fuel security, the Department of Environment and Energy found Australia had reserves of 18 days of petrol, 22 days of diesel and 23 days of jet fuel.

    Do you have a link for that site information?
    I just emailed the family to fill their vehicles.

  20. Any suggestion that the football game tonight will be bruise free is incorrect. Cotchin entirely right in saying that the egos of the current champions will ensure a fiercely competitive match.

  21. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Are the Alex Jones’ range of supplements effective in combating the Kung Flu?

    Asking for friend.

  22. Cassie of Sydney

    ““A good christian woman knows how to make tea, cake and hold her opinions to herself”.”

    A good Jooooish woman knows how to make tea, babka and express her opinions to all and sundry.

  23. Arky

    Only if used as suppositories.

  24. twostix

    Struth you sound like an open borders communist.

    Your strategy of trying “logic trap” the left has been a disaster for conservatism by the way. It’s the worst thing ever.

    You’ve literally “logic-trapped” yourself into leftism.

    LOL.

  25. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Thanks Arks.

  26. feelthebern

    A good South African woman knows how to dirt dirty on the phone with that sexy, sexy accent.

  27. feelthebern

    Talk dirty.
    Not sure what dirt dirty is.

  28. Porter

    areff definitely wins. Poor bastard Iranians lose.

  29. calli

    What did they do, I can’t remember.

    None expressed a view that Sinc disagreed with. It was about someone he knew. None refused to apologise. Many Cats were unimpressed.

    Srr, iirc, linked to sites that may have put the blog at risk. Warned. Warned. Smote.

    Neither, in my opinion, were deliberately trying to get the place shut down, a la GetUp stooge.

    I have been warned by His Doomship, over helping out with spaminator words. Once warned, twice shy.

  30. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Winston Smith….this is where I got the “Australia’s Fuel Reserves” the ABC no less.

    Showing results for australia’s fuel reserves
    Search instead for australias fuel reserves

    Search Results
    Web results

    Australia’s fuel supplies vulnerable if Middle East conflict cuts …www.abc.net.au › australia-remains-vulnerable-to-running-out-of-fuel
    Sep 19, 2019 – Official estimates put Australia’s domestic fuel reserves at about three weeks of typical use, but analysts say some companies could run out in a …

  31. Porter

    Not sure what dirt dirty is.

    Probably something my auto correct would say.

  32. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Winston Smith….more here..

    How many days of fuel does Australia have?
    As of December 2018, Australia holds 18, 22 and 23 days of consumption cover for petrol, diesel and jet fuel respectively. Consumption cover is the most appropriate measure of Australia’s fuel stock, as it counts stocks based on how many days they will last under normal demand.

    Liquid Fuel Security Review—Interim report – Department of the …www.environment.gov.au › system › files › consultations › files › liquid…
    Search for: How many days of fuel does Australia have?

  33. Arky

    I have been warned by His Doomship, over helping out with spaminator words.

    ..
    Which ones?
    Was it s-c-a-p-u-l-a?

  34. Struth

    ?????????????????????????????

    I’m just stating that she seems to hold views lefties think we hold, but don’t.
    Therefore I’m having a stab at it and calling her a left wing toll.

    These people want this blog closed down.
    Now what would be the best way to do that?

    And this makes me a communist?

    yebat’ tebya comrade

  35. Cassie of Sydney

    “twostix
    #3337868, posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm
    Struth you sound like an open borders communist.

    Your strategy of trying “logic trap” the left has been a disaster for conservatism by the way. It’s the worst thing ever.

    You’ve literally “logic-trapped” yourself into leftism.

    LOL.

    Perhaps Struth is transitioning?

  36. calli

    On areff’s essential oils coronavirus cure – carbolic would be better.

    But a bit scratchy.

  37. Porter

    Thanks Calli. Totally missed the srr thing. I don’t even want to ask what sort of sites.. I’ll just guess, sites you wouldn’t link to in polite company.

  38. calli

    I got the cold shoulder for days, X Arky.

  39. feelthebern

    Australia does need a strategic fuel reserve.

  40. Struth

    Perhaps Struth is transitioning?

    My donkey farts in your direction you western capitalist pigs!

  41. twostix

    I even down that Gwendonlyn is a woman, twostix. Smells like troll to me.

    Maybe.

    They used to say the same things about SRR and None though. And why shouldn’t they get trollish? Look at what happens when they speak their minds. People lose their heads worse than on Reddit or some other leftwing goon site.

  42. Arky

    Not the [email protected], Calli?
    Tell me you weren’t helping people get around the libertarian [email protected] ban.

  43. JB:
    Thanks for that. I was hoping there’d be a table showing fuel levels…

  44. Only if used as suppositories.

    I tried suppositories. For all the good they did me, I may as well have stuck them up my …

  45. Boambee John

    That was the only war in our history in which we were fighting for survival.

    The seagull has only a very limited understanding of the potential impact on Australia of a German victory in WW I.

    Probably less than his understanding of the deployment of Australian conscripts in WW II.

    Hint: German New Guinea and colony seizures by the victors.

  46. Balls. Balls. Balls. Balls. Balls. Balls.
    Balls. Balls. Balls. Balls.

  47. Struth

    Well that’s great, my [email protected] are in moderation while IR shows his [email protected] to the whole world.

  48. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Mr Taylor says in the speech. If any are not measuring up, the government will change “horses mid race”.

    It’s a pity the government doesn’t use this same logic on the submarines and Snowy 2.0.

    I think I’d give anything to see Malcolm Turnbull ‘s face if the rug was pulled out from under this monstrosity.

  49. feelthebern

    Sweet Jesus!!
    Look at ramblers [email protected]
    They’re slapping around all over the place.

  50. twostix

    I’m just stating that she seems to hold views lefties think we hold, but don’t.

    See you’re defining yourself entirely by making sure you aren’t what “lefties” say you are, you think you’re going out-left the left and you’ve won.

    A disastrous strategy last decade!

  51. JC

    Solid piece in the WSJ by Daniel Henninger. Trump need lead very carefully.

    Trump versus the Coronavirus
    The virus exposes key political weaknesses of both the president and Bernie Sanders.

    After a high official of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday about the coronavirus that “we expect we will see community spread in this country,” the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed nearly 900 points down for the day.

    By now, everyone knows that coronavirus community spread equates with quarantines. “Pandemic” is suddenly a household word. We aren’t there yet, and may never be. The CDC went public because the Covid-19 virus spreads more easily than previous viruses such as SARS or MERS.

    This is a moment when the public of any affected country—China, Italy, South Korea or the U.S.—expects the people atop its government to provide political leadership. This being the U.S. in our politically degraded times, we are getting no such thing from Democrats or Republicans.

    One has to wonder: If another 9/11 happened, would Chuck Schumer within an hour accuse Donald Trump of “towering and dangerous incompetence,” as he did Tuesday? Of course he would. Just as Mr. Trump amid the crisis would find time, as he did Tuesday, to tweet-smack “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer”: “He didn’t like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!”

    Virtually within moments of the CDC announcement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar found himself under assault at a hearing on virus preparation by grandstanding senators from both parties—the GOP’s Richard Shelby and John Kennedy and Democrat Patty Murray.

    By day’s end, the seven cage fighters in the South Carolina Democratic debate were piling on. Sen. Bernie Sanders ridiculed the “great genius” in the White House and naturally called for expanding the World Health Organization.

    Let us simplify: If anything close to “community spread” occurs in the U.S., two political careers will be at risk—Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’s, in the middle of a presidential campaign.

    If the virus expands in the U.S., both the content and the quality of the response will be on President Trump. As such, the coronavirus could be the issue on which Mr. Trump finally blows himself up with Twitter.

    It will be a situation in which the public is looking to him for leadership. But on the evidence of the past three years, it will be child’s play for Mr. Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Sanders or the media to goad Mr. Trump into a low-grade Twitter spat, which will look as if he thinks the coronavirus is about him, not the American people.

    Mr. Trump’s presentation at Wednesday evening’s press conference on the virus was fairly meandering. Maybe it was jet lag. The administration officials who spoke, including coronavirus team leader Vice President Mike Pence, sounded solid. But if there is a public breaking point to the familiar Trump modus operandi, a coronavirus crisis could surface it.

    A public faced with any chance of restrictions on its personal movement—whether in New York City or Podunk—won’t want happy talk from the president’s aides or tweets from him filled with faux exclamation points. To simplify further, will Mr. Trump manage the coronavirus in a way that doesn’t sound like a guy on a bar stool?

    But consider Mr. Sanders, who in these debates is sounding more and more like the loudmouth at the other end of the bar. If the coronavirus becomes a live issue in the U.S., Mr. Sanders will have a bigger problem than Mr. Trump. It’s called Medicare for All.

    A grim reality for medical science is that deadly mutating viruses are inevitable, as are antibiotic-resistant infections. We are in a race between a virus calamity and the ability to create effective vaccines and antiviral therapies.

    Imagine if for the past 40 years, the U.S. health care system were run like Mr. Sanders’s two favorite alternatives—the U.K.’s National Health Service or Healthcare in Canada. It is only a slight exaggeration to say . . . we’d be dead.

    Every day, the Democrats’ socialist front-runner condemns “the crooks who run the pharmaceutical industry in America today.” Crooks? Does even Bernie’s base believe this?

    A Medicare for All system in the U.S., with minimal private hospitals or physicians, would collapse beneath a real virus crisis. Medicare for All would smother the public-private infrastructure in the U.S. that develops, manufactures and distributes lifesaving therapies for viruses—or anything else.

    The Wall Street Journal this week wrote about Moderna Inc., an 800-employee drug company in Cambridge, Mass., that is working around the clock to create a coronavirus vaccine within months. If BernieCare happens, they’re gone. No, you won’t be able to import the coronavirus vaccine from Canada.

    Everything but the kitchen sink will be thrown into this year’s presidential election. We’d do worse, though, than to settle it over one issue—which man’s politics is most likely to protect us from a genuine health crisis, now or in the inevitable, viral future.

    This is an argument a presidential Mr. Trump should be able to win. But if the coronavirus debate comes down to Trump of Twitter versus Crazy Bernie, all bets are off.

  52. Struth

    Sinclair, what is so offensive about my [email protected] ?
    Why are some here allowed to get their [email protected] out while others can only dream about it.
    I neve thought this site was [email protected]

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Australia does need a strategic fuel reserve.

    And nuclear weapons.

  54. dover_beach

    Domestic violence or driven too far. A very strange binary. Obviously it is domestic violence on stilts,obviously at the time there was no evidence of driven too far. To suggest these as alternate possibilities when one is a fact and the other is speculation is a very poor choice of words. Why even place those two concepts together when one is proven and other is a guess.

    No, you are reading what he said without charity. He was outlining a preparation to investigate and consider of relevant matters. Not a binary at all. BTW, the ‘driven too far’ doesn’t exclude DV as is indicated by the ‘too far’.

  55. Geriatric Mayfly

    C’mon gimme another banned word.

    Yesterday I referred to the celebrity virus as The W*O*G

    Straight in the sin bin

  56. Struth

    See you’re defining yourself entirely by making sure you aren’t what “lefties” say you are,

    If I could just show you my [email protected], you could have a play and you would see that I’m not making sure of anything……………………I’m not, and we are not what lefties say we are, that’s just a fact.
    But I can’t be expected to argue my point without [email protected], while others are free to use theirs.

  57. feelthebern

    struth, are you sure the Cat could handle your [email protected] ?

  58. Delta A

    lol, “vile” what is this the Guardian?

    Laugh all you like.

    You claim Christianity, yet you’re happy to support a vile accusation of Asian women.

    And evidently, you have no idea how Christian women behave. I’ll leave it at that. You’re not worth arguing with.

  59. Infidel Tiger

    Philip Wegmann
    @PhilipWegmann

    Asked about overpopulation,
    @JoeBiden
    gives an answer about women’s rights including this point: “If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her.”

    I am really warming to a Biden Presidency. He is very funny.

  60. Mitch M.

    Digital product shortage due to virus …

  61. Porter

    They used to say the same things about SRR and None though. And why shouldn’t they get trollish?

    I’m losing the train of your argument. It almost sounds like an own goal: you tell me None and srr got banned for being opinionated so I can’t ask for Gwen to be banned for being opinionated too. Huh? If it is good enough for them, ti’s good enough for Gwen.

    For the record, I merely asked if Gwen had been smote yet. I didn’t ask that she (he?) be. banned I was just expecting her to be exposed for the troll I think she is.

  62. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Conservatives in NSW have no choice but to vote for One Nation.
    It is the safe Conservative party in NSW.

    +1000

  63. zyconoclast

    Diversity Org Admits Gays, Minorities Hugely Over represented in UK Television

    The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) published its Diamond: The Third Cut report after surveying “over 30,000 diversity forms relating to over 600,000 TV production contributions”.

    The CDN found that “BAME [Black and Minority Ethnic] on-screen representation” is a remarkable 23 per cent — far above the BAME share of the British general population, estimated at 14 per cent.

    Gay people also get far more on-screen roles than their proportional representation in broader British society would suggest, accounting for 10.7 per cent, 10.5 per cent, 13.1 per cent, an astonishing 18.1 per cent, and 7.6 per cent of on-screen contributions at the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky, respectively, despite making up just 6.4 per cent of the general population.

    Gay people were similarly overrepresented off-screen, accounting for 14.7 per cent, 14.1 per cent, 16.1 per cent, 12.5 per cent, and 10.4 per cent of off-screen jobs at the same five broadcasters.

    Women also enjoyed stronger representation, accounting for 52.4 per cent of on-screen contributions and 53.7 per cent of off-screen contributions, while actually accounting for just 47 per cent of the working-age population.

    Still, the foreword to the report suggests that there is in fact “more work to do” behind the scenes, lamenting that women and minorities “remain absent from many senior creative roles”.

    For example, the report laments that “while females dominate contributions in some production roles, such as commissioning editor (64.6 per cent), head of production (85.8 per cent), and in hair and make-up (98 per cent), they are still under-represented in other areas of production, such as camera (17.3 per cent), sound (15.1 per cent) and lighting (3.7 per cent), and in some senior roles, for example writer (38.1 per cent) and director (26.2 per cent).”

  64. Delta A

    Struth
    #3337861, posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you, Struth. I could not have put it better.

  65. Struth

    struth, are you sure the Cat could handle your [email protected] ?

    Of course, and as the old saying goes, after a coupla coldies, anyone can.

  66. feelthebern

    SRR would be worked in a lather over WZA virus.
    Some like Zippy to the power of 10.

  67. feelthebern

    Something like Zippy.
    I need to go back to typing school.

  68. herodotus

    Rudd critical of Morrison!
    Very funny. Rudd, take thy face hence, though cream-faced loon.

  69. Tel

    Conservatives in NSW have no choice but to vote for One Nation.
    It is the safe Conservative party in NSW.

    By “safe” you mean no chance of them accidentally winning or anything.

    Don’t get me wrong, the major parties are quite crap and there’s nothing wrong with using your first message to send a message (and a few bucks) … but ultimately PeaHON is a protest vote and then you make your real vote with your second preference.

  70. feelthebern

    Rudd was the worst Prime Minister this country has ever had.
    Gough’s economic vandalism wasn’t a patch on what Rudd embedded into our debt anus.
    & the stupid Libs have been too scared to cut ever since.

  71. zyconoclast

    From Mexico

    Authorities in Jalisco disarmed the entire municipal police force of the city of San Juan de los Lagos on Monday due to suspicions of collusion with organized crime.

    State security coordinator Macedonio Tamez Guajardo reported on Monday that the 160 officers were disarmed earlier that morning and were being transported to the state police academy, where they will undergo training and loyalty tests.

  72. Delta A

    No, you are reading what he said without charity. He was outlining a preparation to investigate and consider of relevant matters. Not a binary at all. BTW, the ‘driven too far’ doesn’t exclude DV as is indicated by the ‘too far’.

    Another welcome breath of rationality from dover. Shame that it will elude so many.

  73. Struth

    Don’t get me wrong, the major parties are quite crap and there’s nothing wrong with using your first message to send a message (and a few bucks) … but ultimately PeaHON is a protest vote and then you make your real vote with your second preference.

    Somebody’s vow of Cat silence will be tested now.

  74. herodotus

    Horse-face tells Australia not to “deport its people”!
    They’re not ours, we didn’t want them, they broke the law.

  75. feelthebern

    Latham hasn’t betrayed the voters of NSW who put him there.
    This is a fact.

  76. feelthebern

    Horse-face has the job as long as Winston Peters says so.
    Why isn’t this raised in the msm more often?

  77. cohenite

    Any permutation of RoP is banned; I don’t get that. I once had a comment binned which simply associated head prefect with the word for self-abuse.

  78. Mark from Melbourne

    JC – I suspect he’s also just putting a little something out there so that Michelle thinks twice about accepting a DNC coronation at the brokered convention.

    Bruce, wash your mouth out!

    I have about 14,000 reasons to back me up.

    (Not sure I have much chance to collect, but reasonable comments like this will certainly not help.)

  79. cohenite

    Rudd was the worst Prime Minister this country has ever had.

    Second to turdball.

    Latham hasn’t betrayed the voters of NSW who put him there.
    This is a fact.

    What’s he done; or not done?

  80. feelthebern

    Horse-face to Winston Peters is Uncle Junior to Tony Soprano.

  81. feelthebern

    What’s he done; or not done?

    You’ve just answered your own question.

  82. herodotus

    Further research reveals that spelling correct does indeed correct Shakespeare I typed thou, it typed though:
    (My amalgam above re Rudd might be better serv’d by this direct quote)
    “The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon!
    Where got’st thou that goose look?”

  83. Mitch M.

    . Not a binary at all. BTW, the ‘driven too far’ doesn’t exclude DV as is indicated by the ‘too far’.

    “OR” is a binary reference. Careless choice of words.

    He was outlining a preparation to investigate and consider of relevant matters.

    And yet chose to mention only one of the relevant matters and a matter that is impossible to determine. How do we decide if someone is “driven too far”? There are so many possibilities and choosing to focus on the one that suggests others were at fault is the wrong strategy. Head injury, brain tumour, child abuse, DRD2 alleles, overactive limbic, underactive orbitos, drugs, repeated concussions, congenital brain damage, family history of violence. So many possible explorations and he chose only to mention one.

    If you know anything about the potential causes of such behavior you should acknowledge that choosing to focus on the one reason that can’t ever be successfully demonstrated is a bad choice of words.

    Define for me exactly how we determine what “driven too far” entails.

    I don’t need to offer him charity. I need to treat him like professional.

    Sorry for the delayed response but only I just saw Delta A’s referencing your response.

  84. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Arky,
    do you know anything about the quality of Ford replacement parts (chrome door handles and winders) made in Taiwan? I’m being told that they’re the best possible manufacturer, and the items are triple-chromed.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hint: German New Guinea and colony seizures by the victors.

    The archives of Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany have been open to researchers, most notably Fritz Fischer, Daniel Butler and Gary Sheffield, since the mid 1960’s. Germany craved a colonial empire, similar to Great Britain’s.
    Britain was to be stripped of her colonies, and the Royal Navy, and reduced to the status of a third rate power.
    Australia might not have been actually occupied, but Australia, Canada and South Africa were seen as sources of cheap food and natural resources for the German super State.

  86. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    don’t give us our scum back, we donwanet
    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern issued a blunt message to Australia this afternoon – while Scott Morrison stood right next to her.

  87. Arky

    The hubcaps for the A were Taiwan items.
    Nice:


  88. JC

    I reckon Iran is the test case how serious the virus is both in terms of spread and the death toll. They appear to be doing absolutely nothing. to prevent the spread.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51651454?ocid=socialflow_twitter

  89. Roger

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern issued a blunt message to Australia this afternoon – while Scott Morrison stood right next to her.

    Purely for domestic consumption back in NZ, where she’s seen as a do nothing PM.

  90. Caveman

    I think the DOW will re test the low of 22500 from December 2019, so easy another 10 – 15% still to come. I be making my own hand sanitiser.

  91. zyconoclast

    My guess was obesity, but I was wrong.

    Magda Szubanski gets THIRTY-ONE Botox injections in her forehead every three months – and it helps with a very common medical condition

    The 58-year-old comedian revealed that she gets 31 Botox injections in her forehead every three months to treat post-menopausal migraines caused by stress.

  92. OldOzzie

    New California Bill Will Allow People to Compost Their Dead Body

    According to KCRW, a California lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow families to compost their loved ones and turn their remains into soil, a process called human composting.

    “I would love to be a tree one day,” said Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies, who introduced Assembly Bill 2592 to allow for human composting. “This service will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally friendly and gives them another choice for burial.”

    Supporters say human composting doubles as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as it saves the equivalent of one metric ton of carbon compared to traditional burials or cremations.

    “With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere,” said Garcia.

    The state of Washington became the first state to allow human composting when Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law last year permitting the practice and allows families to forgo traditional burials and cremations in favor of so-called human composting. The law goes into effect in May.

    The company Recompose suggests it helps fight climate change — that for every corpse that composts (instead of being cremated or buried), a metric ton of carbon is saved from entering the environment.

    Caitlin Doughty, Los Angeles-based mortician and founder of the collective called “The Order of the Good Death”,” says burial space can be expensive in LA, and the idea behind human composting is that a center would exist for accelerating the natural process of bodies decaying, and the compost would help grow things in soil, such as a tree or bush, KCRW reports.

  93. Arky

    itlin Doughty, Los Angeles-based mortician and founder of the collective called “The Order of the Good Death”,” says burial space can be expensive in LA, and the idea behind human composting is that a center would exist for accelerating the natural process of bodies decaying

    Great.
    California is just going to throw the dead on a shit heap.

  94. NoFixedAddress

    Porter
    #3337853, posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Being opinionated and uncouth women.

    I even down that Gwendonlyn is a woman, twostix. Smells like troll to me.

    For the record @Porter go and get fucked

    You are a rabid lier.

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Teen killer ‘dipped’ finger in victim’s blood, wrote IS on window
    A teenager who stabbed a petrol station worker to death as his friend robbed the place left a terrifying message behind on the window.

  96. Top Ender

    Geez, Arky, don’t you know better than that!

    No, I can’t do that. You must sign!

    Ya gotta channel your Three Days of the Condor:

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    New California Bill Will Allow People to Compost Their Dead Body

    There’s a rather famous case of the Earth Day co-founder who murdered his girlfriend then composted her. So composting does fit right in with environmentalism!

  98. Arky

    For the record @Porter go and get fucked

    You are a rabid lier.

    ..
    A rabid lier:
    ..


  99. NoFixedAddress

    Arky
    #3337964, posted on February 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    For the record @Porter go and get fucked

    You are a rabid lier.

    ..
    A rabid lier:

    lol

  100. Arky

    Three Days of the Condor:

    ..
    I’m the Redford character, right?

  101. cohenite

    Alright, greenies composting themselves to become trees is the leading contender for mad lefty behaviour on the thread. If only we could persuade them to do it before they die.

  102. Delta A

    New California Bill Will Allow People to Compost Their Dead Body

    Yukky.

    But Best Man and I have recently secured our final piece of real estate, close to my parents, sister and dozens of rellies right back to my great, great grandparents.

    All possessed the gift of the gab and the love of a good time, so while I’m not exactly looking forward to dying, I’m not at all worried about it, either.

  103. DrBeauGan

    I reckon Iran is the test case how serious the virus is both in terms of spread and the death toll. They appear to be doing absolutely nothing. to prevent the spread.

    Nonsense. They’re pushing violet oil up their arseholes.

  104. bundyrum

    Tel, you actually think that keep on voting for the LNP or Labor is going to change the trajectory of Australia?
    I will take my chances with PHON..thank you, it can’t be any worse.

  105. Arky

    But Best Man and I have recently secured our final piece of real estate, close to my parents, sister and dozens of rellies right back to my great, great grandparents.

    ..
    Can I have your wooden leg or are you taking it with you?

  106. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    First case of coronavirus confirmed in Auckland, New Zealand
    A person who travelled to Iran has tested positive for coronavirus in a New Zealand hospital, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.

  107. Frank

    Nonsense. They’re pushing violet oil up their arseholes.

    Sunning the perineum perhaps.

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Although health minister Olivier Véran said France was not yet in an epidemic he said the country was prepared for one. Two other French citizens who had recently returned from a trip to Egypt were reported hospitalised in Dijon and Brest. Another individual, in Annecy, had recently returned from northern Italy.

  109. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    itlin Doughty, Los Angeles-based mortician and founder of the collective called “The Order of the Good Death”,” says burial space can be expensive in LA, and the idea behind human composting is that a center would exist for accelerating the natural process of bodies decaying

    baby steps to soylent green!

  110. DrBeauGan

    Look after me, politicians. Protect me from this Corona virus!

  111. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The virus has now spread to around 49 countries, with New Zealand, Belarus, Lithuania, and Nigeria (the first case in sub-Saharan Africa) all reporting their first cases in the last day. Many are linked to travellers from Iran.

  112. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    New Zealand restricts travellers from Iran
    New Zealand said on Friday that it was placing temporary restrictions on incoming travellers from Iran as a precautionary measure to protect against the coronavirus outbreak.

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I reckon Iran is the test case how serious the virus is both in terms of spread and the death toll.

    iran is tracking at over 10% death toll, japan and italy around 2.5ish. looks like iran is under reporting cases or simply has no handle on the situation

  114. Boambee John

    Asked about overpopulation,
    @JoeBiden
    gives an answer about women’s rights including this point: “If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her.”

    Can the women? Only the hetero ones, or the whole alphabet?

    Inquiring minds.

  115. Mitch M.

    iran is tracking at over 10% death toll, japan and italy around 2.5ish. looks like iran is under reporting cases or simply has no handle on the situation

    Cases are being reported in sub-Saharan Africa. That’s where I think it will be a full blown disaster. Initially I thought this was overblown but now it appears we have a very serious situation that will potentially have huge implications for societal stability and economic growth. This is “The Coming Plague” that Garrett long ago wrote about.

  116. Arky

    A certain Australian supermarket major has had a sudden 29% increase in pantry goods sold.
    Things like baked beans, flour, etc.
    Now, you might say, most of that stuff is made in Australia, what’s the panic?
    But the packaging isn’t.
    Plastics need oil refining.
    ..

    The building of new refineries is uneconomical, which means that Australia will remain a large import market for clean products from refining hubs like Singapore. Australia closed three of its refineries in the past 10 years, and the remaining four refineries are expected to stay viable.

    “Mega-refineries in Asia are always likely to be more competitive than Australian refineries. Already the refineries in major Asian fuel hubs are better suited to processing the type of oil Australia is producing on the North West Shelf,” the report said.

  117. bespoke

    twostix
    #3337888, posted on February 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    I even down that Gwendonlyn is a woman, twostix. Smells like troll to me.

    Maybe.

    They used to say the same things about SRR and None though. And why shouldn’t they get trollish? Look at what happens when they speak their minds. People lose their heads worse than on Reddit or some other leftwing goon site.

    err calling people pe88s and wife beaters t’s like you’ve been asleep these last years but that’s ok she’s on owe side. Right!

  118. Old School Conservative

    herodotus
    #3337934, posted on February 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Horse-face tells Australia not to “deport its people”!
    They’re not ours, we didn’t want them, they broke the law.

    Morrison’s smile during Ardern’s rant was evidence of a 3-D winning political strategy:
    Beautiful Sydney Harbour backdrop to encourage more visitors.
    Ardern looks like a petulant, whining immature schoolgirl.
    Morrison looks like action man in getting rid of criminal NZers.
    Winning!

  119. Arky

    Australia no longer makes tires.
    How long would supply chains have to be disrupted before the national fleet started parking up with unroadworthy tires?
    Something to think about if you manage to ration the fuel long enough.

  120. Arky

    Oh well.
    At least we aren’t New Zealand.
    They really are at the far end of the supply chain, plus, they have nothing left of industry.

  121. Arky

    It won’t take too long of disruption before cannibalism returns to NZ.
    Nice hangi. Few root vegetables.

  122. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ardern looks like a petulant, whining immature schoolgirl.
    Morrison looks like action man in getting rid of criminal NZers.

    What she probably means, but could never as a wokessa actually say is, that many of them are islanders who have made their way to Oz via NZ and it’s not fair as they are not native to the Dominion.

  123. DrBeauGan

    They really are at the far end of the supply chain, plus, they have nothing left of industry.

    They won’t run short of food or sex with all those sheep.

  124. Arky

    They won’t run short of food or sex with all those sheep.

    ..
    You have to get those sheep into town before you can eat or root them Beaugan.
    That’s the problem.

  125. JC

    She’s fucking mad. The left are insane. It’s the worst batch I’ve seen in my lifetime.
    Pocahontas

    Coronavirus poses a serious health, diplomatic, & economic threat, & we must be prepared to confront it head-on. So I’m introducing a bill to transfer all funding for @realDonaldTrump’s racist border wall to @HHSGov & @USAID to combat coronavirus. warren.senate.gov/newsroom/pr

  126. JB:
    Ta. It looks like Australia doesn’t have enough fuel to actually harvest the next crop, nor does it have the means to produce the fertiliser for it.
    I think a very good case for economic sabotage and treason could be made for this situation to be allowed to happen, and keep happening since 2015 when the problem was brought to the attention of the government..

  127. Roger

    I think a very good case for economic sabotage and treason could be made for this situation to be allowed to happen, and keep happening since 2015 when the problem was brought to the attention of the government..

    Easier to sheet it home to the incompetence of the managerial class in Canberra, Winston.

    Not that they should escape having to give an account of themselves on that basis.

  128. Arky

    FLIR is one to watch tonight.
    Down a masive 17% last night.
    ..

    FLIR Systems is the world’s largest commercial company specializing in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors.

  129. areff

    Jessica Mitford on a business opportunity screaming to be aped here as the river of death o’erflows its banks. From 1980 but still a good read

  130. miltonf

    She’s fucking mad. The left are insane. It’s the worst batch I’ve seen in my lifetime.
    Pocahontas

    Loathsome woman- apparently she made lotsa money consulting to big business re her IR laws. Who is more loathsome though? Dementia Joe ? Buttplug? Commo Sanders? The tiny tyrant?

  131. mh

    I think the guy who posts as Candy might also be Gwendolyn.

  132. Arky

    Ta Winston.
    Make sure you keep a months supply of everything you need to survive.
    Just in case.

  133. Eyrie

    Hello Jacinda, fuck off back to NZ you silly bint.

  134. Eyrie

    As for Australia’s three weeks of fuel, according to someone I know who was high up in Australia’s uniformed defence forces, they are counting the fuel in tankers on the water. As he said, if the balloon goes up they will turn around.
    About 7 days is the real number.
    We are soooo…. fucked.

  135. mh

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3337864, posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    Are the Alex Jones’ range of supplements effective in combating the Kung Flu?

    Asking for friend.

    I’m sure there will be a spike in interest in his products with the shit emanating from China.

    https://www.infowarsstore.com/preparedness/emergency-survival-foods

  136. Confused Old Misfit

    Canada’s government to stop paying for Harry and Meghan’s security after March 31

    Oh good! Another penny on my pension!

    You have to get those sheep into town before you can eat or root them Beaugan.
    That’s the problem.

    Truly it is! Once you’ve eaten the dog!

  137. feelthebern

    Oh sheeeit.
    Fox has John Wick 1, 2 & 3 on.

  138. Professor Fred Lenin

    Mitch the leaders in Iran became leaders to Hate the American Satan and Israel ,[ot to deal with real problems like the Virus thats way beyond the abilities of US haters .

  139. Roger

    As for Australia’s three weeks of fuel, according to someone I know who was high up in Australia’s uniformed defence forces, they are counting the fuel in tankers on the water.

    Highly unlikely.

    Our international obligations go to domestic fuel reserves, which require 90 days worth of crude oil at a minimum.

    But we have failed to meet that, which necessitated a quick agreement with the US.

    The work around relied upon by the experts to justify this was that we could call upon supplies already on the sea.

    Lunacy, nonetheless.

  140. Arky:

    Make sure you keep a months supply of everything you need to survive.
    Just in case.

    Done and done – three months of immune suppressant drugs, food for two months + another two on the belly, water for a month + tanks.
    Ammo 4k + rounds.
    Fuel 300 liters for genset and Patrol.
    Coffee – one years supply.
    Red wine 3 dozen.
    Scotch three bottles.

    Need more red wine/Scotch/Beer.

  141. Eyrie

    Right Roger, he used to run one of the armed forces. I’m sure he has it wrong /sarc off

  142. MatrixTransform

    No food, no transportation, no access to cities.

    jeez Tony, stop thinking like an engineer and start thinking like a journalist.

    …everything is fine

  143. Roger

    Right Roger, he used to run one of the armed forces. I’m sure he has it wrong /sarc off

    Just the facts, Eyrie.

    90 days supply the legal requirement.

    Not met.

    Experts say “No worries, tankers on the sea.”

    Government signs contract with US regardless.

    Join the dots.

  144. Mitch M.

    Professor Fred Lenin
    #3338029, posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    Mitch the leaders in Iran became leaders to Hate the American Satan and Israel ,[ot to deal with real problems like the Virus thats way beyond the abilities of US haters .

    Professor Fred I’m thinking more along the lines that even a country like Iran can control the movement of people but many nations in Africa, SE Asia, and South America they can’t control the movement of people and that is critical variable.

    Now let’s all cheer for open borders!

  145. Arky, I was talking to pharmacist this afternoon when I picked up drugs. She reckons the situation isn’t too bad in Australia as most of our generics come from Canadia. Had a bit of a discussion about the supply chain. She doesn’t seem concerned, but came up with the fuel issue without prompting. Mind you transport is something closer to the surface in peoples thinking in the country, so it wasn’t surprising that she’d be full bottle on it.

  146. Roger

    She reckons the situation isn’t too bad in Australia as most of our generics come from Canadia.

    Canadia, eh?

    😉

  147. Roger

    Thank God!

    Palaszczuk’s government has vowed to tackle domestic violence in Qld.

    They can’t manage their own register of interests but imagine they can solve this vexed issue.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    If this country’s ‘strategic fuel reserve’ isn’t physically sitting on Australian soil, then it’s not strategic, not a reserve and not even fuel.

    It’s a hope.

    Australia’s strategic fuel hope.

  149. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3338031, posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Red wine 3 dozen.
    Scotch three bottles.

    Woefully under prepared.

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    You punters haven’t realised yet why some can say [email protected] and some can’t.

    It’s the Cat’s social credit meter. And it’s talking to you.

    Exhibit A – me. Who just tried posting this without the @.

  151. John Brumble

    Socialism.
    The belief that there are bad and greedy people in the world and the cure is to give them a police force and an army.

  152. Eyrie:

    As for Australia’s three weeks of fuel, according to someone I know who was high up in Australia’s uniformed defence forces, they are counting the fuel in tankers on the water. As he said, if the balloon goes up they will turn around.
    About 7 days is the real number.

    If Morrison doesn’t order over the weekend five 100,000 ton bulk tankers of diesel to sit in harbour as national reserve storage, then he needs a damn good kick in the nuts.
    There is no excuse – none – for this situation where we do not have enough fuel to bring in the latest crop or provide fertiliser for the next, to have happened.

  153. Roger

    Join the dots.

    In other words, tankers on the sea don’t count towards the 90 day legal requirement.

    If this country’s ‘strategic fuel reserve’ isn’t physically sitting on Australian soil, then it’s not strategic, not a reserve and not even fuel.

    Damn straight. The government is seeking to save money by keeping our strategic reseves offshore. Matt Canavan made that decision, btw. I hope he regrets it now that he’s left the front bench.

  154. mh

    Matt Gaetz makes a ‘No PAC’ pledge

  155. Actually – there’s another issue.
    One I have little grounding in, but Calli et al will have an idea.
    Most farm machinery is made overseas these days, and the manufacturers have been patenting bits of the operating system so as to lock in the purchase of expensive replacement bits.
    Are there spares enough for the national crop fleet?
    Are there going to be rotting crops because the harvesters don’t have a ten dollar part for which the manufacturer is charging $10k, and making sure no substitutes will fit?
    Over to youse…

  156. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    we must import millions more

  157. miltonf

    Speaking of petrol and diesel- I take that the Mobil refinery at Altona gets its crude oil from Bass Straight via a pipeline? What a guy Sir Henry Bolte was.

  158. Roger:

    Canadia, eh?

    Yeah mate. Canadia.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are there spares enough for the national crop fleet?
    Are there going to be rotting crops because the harvesters don’t have a ten dollar part for which the manufacturer is charging $10k, and making sure no substitutes will fit?
    Over to youse…

    Used Case harvesting equipment for twenty years – never had any problem with spares. Valid comments about fuel reserves, though.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    Just saw an ad on Fox.

    Ellyse Perry moving about in yoga pants.

    Thank Christ I’m not out in public.

  161. feelthebern

    Matt Gaetz

    Now there’s a chap with a few skeletons in the closet.

  162. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Northern Ireland has diagnosed its first case of coronavirus, bringing the UK’s total to 16.

  163. mh

    Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years

    Sun Yang’s swimming career is over, with the Court of Arbitration for Sport banning the Chinese star for eight years for his role in tampering with a doping sample.

    CAS upheld the appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after a FINA panel originally let Sun continue to compete after a vial of blood was smashed during an out-of-competition test in September of 2018.

    It’s a bombshell result that ends a tumultuous career that saw him win three Olympic gold medals and sparked a bitter rivalry with Australia’s Mack Horton. Sun is China’s most popular athlete and the reaction will be substantial…

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/swimming/chinese-swimmer-sun-yang-banned-for-eight-years-20200228-p545i9.html

  164. MatrixTransform

    I don’t care if you want to slander my faith, that’s between me and my Lord, but isn’t it convenient how “NFA” sets you up to criticise me? Hmmm

    this is a version of “let’s have you and him fight”

  165. cohenite

    Now there’s a chap with a few skeletons in the closet.

    WTF; you don’t like Latham, now Gaetz. Who do you like.

  166. The Beer Whisperer

    Speaking of activist judges, this account of a Kirby speech is an important read.

    There was also a hint that beneath the cuddly exterior there beats a more steely heart. Justice Kirby’s main response to my argument was to point out how lucky I was to live in a country where I was permitted to dissent from his viewpoint. I felt suitably patronised, as though I were supposed to be grateful. But also a little threatened. The not so subliminal message was a warning to be careful how we used the freedom of expression—lest we lose it—in the name of tolerance.

    For now.

    We see you, Kirby.

    I’m using that, Twostix. I am NOT grateful that I can speak my mind.

    It’s like being grateful to would-be tyrants for being allowed to breathe. Screw them all, and not in the biblical sense.

  167. bespoke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3338063, posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:38 pm
    Used Case harvesting equipment for twenty years

    Simple and reliable. Just like me.

  168. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Mitch M. at 5:52 pm:

    “…
    He was outlining a preparation to investigate and consider of relevant matters.

    And yet chose to mention only one of the relevant matters and a matter that is impossible to determine. How do we decide if someone is “driven too far”? There are so many possibilities and choosing to focus on the one that suggests others were at fault is the wrong strategy. Head injury, brain tumour, child abuse, DRD2 alleles, overactive limbic, underactive orbitos, drugs, repeated concussions, congenital brain damage, family history of violence. So many possible explorations …”

    Who would be a senior investigative copper with a deserved fine reputation when there are so many faultless experts polishing their omniscience on your alleged imperfections?

    Clearly this is what should have happened:

    Speaking on Thursday, Inspector Thompson had stressed that:

    “Our job as investigators is to keep a completely open mind.

    You will appreciate there are so many possibilities – head injury, brain tumour, child abuse, DRD2 alleles, overactive limbic (to the audience – I don’t even know what that means but Allen Allen and Hemsley insisted I include it for legal reasons and I must now be as a politician saying nothing of value because that is what the demanding disapproving deceitful know alls expect), underactive orbitos, tasty oreos, excessive lime cordial, drugs, repeated concussions, congenital brain damage, family history of violence. So many possible explorations …

    It is instructive just how easy it is to have a needed expert taken out of the equation, to suit whatever interest his presence may threaten. This comment means only what it says, about how open the field is to manipulation.

  169. Steve trickler

    Lucky boy. Well done from wifey.



  170. feelthebern

    WTF; you don’t like Latham, now Gaetz. Who do you like.

    Where did I say I didn’t like Latham?
    I said he hadn’t betrayed the people of NSW who voted for him.
    Should I have made it clearer by saying unlike most other cvnts who have been elected?

  171. feelthebern

    Gaetz

    A big ol fake.
    Like Michele Bachmann showed herself to be.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Oustanding.

    Tens of thousands of footy supporters, packed to the rooftops to see the best the AFLW has to display in terms of football nous, speed and skill. And it’s not even the start of the season.

    Oh. Apologies. Please remove the W from the first sentence.

    A nominal Vic team playing a nominal All-Stars team as a pre-season run around.

    Visual and empirical proof that AFLW is shit.

  173. Mitch M.

    Who would be a senior investigative copper with a deserved fine reputation when there are so many faultless experts polishing their omniscience on your alleged imperfections?

    I don’t care, I wouldn’t have kicked him off the case but I certainly would have told him that if you’re claiming to conduct an open investigation then don’t make any suggestions about the causes of the behavior until you’ve conducted the investigation. That’s the contradiction in his statement: we’ll be open minded but off the cuff I think he may have been driven too far. Driven too far by what? Bad hair day? Family court? Drugs? The recent rain? It is such an ambiguous statement that it allows any number of interpretations.

    The use of “OR” was a terrible choice because it can easily be interpreted as a binary claim. If you’re going to put yourself in front of a microphone then perhaps you should have a prepared script unless you are very experienced at extemporaneous speech.

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    New season.

    James Sicily is still a flog.

  175. Porter

    For the record @Porter go and get fucked

    You are a rabid lier.

    NFA, please take your medications.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    It’s a bombshell result that ends a tumultuous career that saw him win three Olympic gold medals and sparked a bitter rivalry with Australia’s Mack Horton. Sun is China’s most popular athlete and the reaction will be substantial…

    Not today.
    The Chicoms have bigger bats to fry.

  177. Porter

    Geez Mitch you’re a wanker. Everyone of you here who is criticising the cop or Arndt would probably wet themselves walking three steps in their shoes. The cop especially, willingly and needlessly stepped aside from the investigation because of bully boy pantswetters like you, but will nevertheless have all your groundless smears and graceless accusations hanging around his neck for the rest of his life. For what reason? Because he was a human being and expressed himself in his own words instead of the Mitch-approved script.

  178. John64

    A nominal Vic team playing a nominal All-Stars team as a pre-season run around.

    And with the best players allowed to show their skills rather than follow the ball in a 36 man rolling maul it is eminently watchable. Lotsa goals like the old days.

    Don’t mind the orange ball either.

  179. cohenite

    I said he hadn’t betrayed the people of NSW who voted for him.

    I could have sworn you said he had betrayed the people of NSW who voted for him. I hate that when that happens.

  180. Mitch M.

    The cop especially, willingly and needlessly stepped aside from the investigation because of bully boy pantswetters like you, but will nevertheless have all your groundless smears and graceless accusations hanging around his neck for the rest of his life.

    So now questioning someone’s use of language is being a bully? The only accusation I have made against him was a poor choice of words and a contradiction in his claims. Bullying people involves insulting them directly, like calling them a wanker you stupid hypocrite. You’re spare parts Porter, you’re so stupid you couldn’t beat Forrest Gump at Tic Tac Toe. That’s bullying.

  181. cohenite

    Lucky boy. Well done from wifey.

    Avi puts it down to stress and the high concentration caffeine pre-workout he was taken every day. Some of that shit has caffeine concentrations equal to about 20 cups of coffee. So possible.

  182. feelthebern

    They got Avi with the same deep state heart attack gun that they got Andrew Breitbart with.

  183. Steve trickler

    Check these young ladies out.

    Joanna, last night you asked where i find this stuff? Someone mentioned Sina in the comments on a Jazz clip. And in the comments on a Sina clip, i found Leonid and Friends which i’ll get to later.



  184. Nick

    It’s a bombshell result that ends a tumultuous career that saw him win three Olympic gold medals and sparked a bitter rivalry with Australia’s Mack Horton. Sun is China’s most popular athlete and the reaction will be substantial…

    Have Australian Governments apologised yet ?

  185. Nick

    Tens of thousands of footy supporters, packed to the rooftops to see the best the AFLW has to display in terms of football nous, speed and skill. And it’s not even the start of the season.

    Here’s the problem. The women demand better money because the men do. The penny hasn’t dropped that it’s because the paying public support men’s football, largely because the women haven’t the guts to test this on their own.

  186. Tel

    They got Avi with the same deep state heart attack gun that they got Andrew Breitbart with.

    That Canadian doctor, expert on SARS, MERS and HIV who was up until recently working in Winnipeg at their BSL-4 lab, also died of heart attack … just saying.

  187. Armadillo

    Here’s the problem.

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Sheliahs have been playing AFL for as long as I can remember.

    Explain Warwick Capper and Adam Goodes.

  188. JC

    Here’s the problem. The women demand better money because the men do. The penny hasn’t dropped that it’s because the paying public support men’s football, largely because the women haven’t the guts to test this on their own.

    Give it up, the left have destroyed the game and any good feeling people had for it. I truly detest soccer, but if you want a ballgame it appears that’s one at the professional level which isn’t polluted with this fucking nonsense. Watch the premier league or whatever it is they have in the UK.

  189. Porter

    Explain Warwick Capper and Adam Goodes.

    Who?

  190. mh

    Israel Folau fit and raring to go against Hull FC after week off from training

    Israel Folau is ready for his next challenge, says Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara.

    The 30-year-old dual-code international made a dream start to his Super League career, scoring with his first touch on his debut in the Dragons’ 36-18 win over Castleford in Perpignan 10 days ago.

    The French club were without a fixture at the weekend because scheduled opponents St Helens were playing in the World Club Challenge and McNamara believes the week off will have been beneficial for their new signing as he prepares for Sunday’s trip to Hull.

    “His mind would say he wanted to play again straight away but his body probably suggested the week off won’t have done him any harm,” McNamara said.

    “He pulled through it sore but recovered really well and has trained fully at the back end of last week and the start of this week.

    “He is looking in good shape again and he’s looking forward to this new challenge.”

    Folau surprised the Dragons coaching staff with his endurance in his first game of any rugby for 10 months.

    “We knew he was ready to play but we weren’t quite sure he would last for the 80 minutes,” McNamara added. “He did remarkably well.

    “We had a contingency plan if he needed to come off but it didn’t cross our minds during the game. As the game got going, it was clear he was ready to stay out there.”

    https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/israel-folau-catalans-hull-fc-3888198

  191. Steve trickler

    Suss out the opening 10 minutes of this documentary. It will determine if you go the full hour.

    This Russian band has serious talent.



  192. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Porter at 9:42 pm:

    “Geez Mitch you’re a wanker. Everyone of you here who is criticising the cop or Arndt would probably wet themselves walking three steps in their shoes. The cop especially, willingly and needlessly stepped aside from the investigation because of bully boy pantswetters like you, but will nevertheless have all your groundless smears and graceless accusations hanging around his neck for the rest of his life. For what reason? Because he was a human being and expressed himself in his own words instead of the Mitch-approved script.”

    Thank you Porter, you have saved me the time and effort. I’ve been reading the comments for days and cannot believe the closed mindedness.

    Others have emphasised that Inspector Thompson opened with the most important part and the easiest to understand:

    “Our job as investigators is to keep a completely open mind.”

    If you spend some time as an expert witness you soon appreciate that dispassionate review and analysis of the data is foremost and that your personal professional excellence is very much subordinate. The barristers’ cross examination is their opportunity to catch you out – you can be as decisive and confident as you need to be if you have carried out an objective review, an open minded review.

  193. Mitch M.

    “Our job as investigators is to keep a completely open mind. So it will be interesting to see the results of the toxicology scan, the autopsy, to speak to the relevant witnesses and develop a picture of the man’s personality and history.”

    Not claiming to have a completely open mind and then offering some ill defined colloquialism as providing a possible explanation for his behavior.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pathetic picture postcards etc.

    Keep em coming, MarkA – good for a laugh.

    In my local post office, a few years ago.

    “Mummy, when I grow up, will I have big boozies like you do?”

    How I kept a straight face…

  195. So will the school be naming its swimming pool after Horton or are they still afraid of what the Chinese may think. Surely Australian Chinese would be on Hortons side.

    “Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years”.

  196. JC

    Has there ever been a week in the past decade, Clive hasn’t had a court case going?

    He’s now up on fraud charges.

    Clive Palmer facing ten years in jail

    Billionaire former MP Clive Palmer slapped with criminal charges over ‘dishonest’ business dealings, allegations laid out in parliament reveal.

  197. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    As the novel coronavirus starts to gather speed in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., there’s one place it is seemingly being contained: Singapore.

    With no reported virus-related deaths despite 96 cases, and a slowing rate of infection that’s been outpaced by recoveries, the Asian city-state is emerging as a litmus test of whether the deadly pathogen can be, if not contained, then neutralized.

  198. JC

    And out comes the NYC fire truck

  199. DrBeauGan

    Not claiming to have a completely open mind and then offering some ill defined colloquialism as providing a possible explanation for his behavior.

    A man kills his wife, his children and himself, and your job is to understand why. The possibility that the wife had made some contribution cannot be ruled our a priori . That’s pretty much what the cop said. It’s manifestly true.

    The ideologues couldn’t countenance that possibility and Mitch can’t either.

  200. Jacinda Ardern. FMD well done you talent free diversity hire. As Roger noted upthread, purely domestic consumption designed to save her burqa wearing arse. But the gushing media here will have hot flushes in their pantaloons, chief among them would be Lisa Wilkinson. Skank attracts skank.

  201. Regarding the Baxter murder case. From the police investigation point of view they will investigate all aspects of his life and the actions of his wife etc to present a picture of what may have affected his thoughts that would lead to such a tragedy. Clearly he was not a nice guy to start with and he seems to have thought he was hard done by. Examining all aspects does not mean the police would be trying to justify his actions but merely to try to understand all events that might have affected his mental state before the fatal day.

    The Police Inspector said nothing wrong but was subject to a massive beat up because most who joined the pile on had not listened to all he said in his briefing.

  202. stackja

    Daily Telegraph reports gun control activists want two Sydney schools to abandon sports shooting for safety of staff and students. Schools won’t discuss if guns located at schools for security reasons.

  203. Yes BrettW tis a funny thing. Have the medals been returned?

  204. JC

    The possibility that the wife had made some contribution cannot be ruled our a priori .

    It’s not a possibility, Zipper, it’s certain, but not for the reasons you think.

    Hannah Clarke had every reason to be scared of estranged­ husband, Rowan Baxter — he told her how he had planned to murder a former partner and young son from a previous relationship.

    And she still married the lunatic.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/rowan-baxter-hannah-clarkes-killer-had-planned-to-murder-expartner-and-son/news-story/da79c7251c769c172289187793bcd76d

  205. JC

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3338149, posted on February 28, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Japan scrambles for workarounds after Abe urges March school shutdown to stem coronavirus

    I was a little late, but it could still be a goer. Firms that assist with home schooling. Theses stocks could elevate to the moon. There are both US and Chinese plays. It’s my weekend to do.

  206. Stackja, I would imagine that guns on school grounds would require a safe or room not unlike what Ethan Hunt had to break into in the first Mission Impossible. But clowns will be fuckwits

  207. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Armadillo at 10:16 pm:

    ” Here’s the problem.

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Sheliahs have been playing AFL for as long as I can remember.

    Explain Warwick Capper and Adam Goodes.

    I have no time for the ape Armadillo, but I wouldn’t dismiss Warwick Capper so readily.

    The game back then was more physical and more confrontational – sometimes fabulously brutal 😋 – and Capper starred in the company of Gary Ablett, David Rhys-Jones, Plugger, Gary Buckenara, Dermott, Jason Dunstall, Leigh Matthews, Brian Taylor, Gerard Healy and Dipper.

    The great Ron Barassi named Matthews as the toughest he had played against and Dermott Brereton was one of the prettiest and most able hard men I have seen, and he survived them.

    Capper was an outstanding player – tall, athletic, could jump (he had exceptional anticipation for the right time to launch himself) and was adept at climbing up the opposition player in front of him to get to the ball better and, at the same time, to take that player out of the contest. He had several seasons rattling up high scores as well, listed as the Swans’ leading goal kicker four years in a row from ’84; and twice runner up in the game’s leading goal kicker award.

    Capper didn’t have a long career, pretty much all over within his twenties, but he was the poster boy for the AFL in a few significant marketing campaigns, because of his good looks and flamboyant personality; and the game’s highest paid one year in the late ’80s (at about $350,000). He was the darling of the Sydney Swans substantial body of homosexual supporters , who were successfully targeted back then by the AFL and who stayed loyal for decades. Their enclave is Darlinghurst, adjacent to the Swan’s SCG home ground.

    Capper never was a boozy drug drongo and he worked assiduously on his fitness. He lived up here until a couple of years ago and he was a popular personality.

    Nah, I wouldn’t call Warwick Capper a sheila.

  208. Annnnd Pooch Perfect can be canned. Unless Doug Mulray fronts it.

  209. mh

    Don’t forget the Trump rally in the morning

    Danielle Seat
    @DanielleSeat
    ·
    2h
    A look at the line at 5:15 am Friday morning. Hundreds are out here still more than 12 hours before @POTUS will speak
    @Live5News

    https://twitter.com/DanielleSeat/status/1233337232997535745?s=20

  210. stackja

    BB – Yes. And Daily Telegraph writer seems same from tone of article.

  211. Capper averaged close to 4 goals a game I believe without looking at the stats. Very healthy stats. And kicked the winning goal for the fledgling Bears against Carlton at Princes Park that saw Robert Walls get the Khyber Pass.

  212. dover_beach

    SK now 2337 confirmed cases. Italy 655. I’m guessing SK might be over 5K confirmed cases by Wednesday, maybe even Monday.

  213. JC

    The low number of cases so far across Africa, which has close economic ties with China, the epicentre of the deadly outbreak, has puzzled health specialists.

    Maybe it doesn’t like warmer conditions.

    Lagos temps.

    Fri
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    33°
    27°

    Sat
    Partly Cloudy
    35°
    28°

    Sun
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    34°
    27°

    Mon
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    34°
    27°

    Tue
    Partly Cloudy
    34°
    27°

    Wed
    Partly Cloudy
    35°
    27°

    Thu
    Isolated Thunderstorms
    35°
    27°

    Fri
    Isolated Thunderstorms
    34°
    27°

  214. So JC should we see an explosion of coronavirus in Victoria given our close financial ties with China?

  215. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 9:37 pm:

    ” It’s a bombshell result that ends a tumultuous career that saw him win three Olympic gold medals and sparked a bitter rivalry with Australia’s Mack Horton. Sun is China’s most popular athlete and the reaction will be substantial…

    Not today.
    The Chicoms have bigger bats to fry
    .”

    All of that preamble just to get you to the fame and fortune of presenting the end line! 😉

  216. stackja

    Hun reports large wages for local government who supervise recycling and garbage.

  217. stackja

    Mick – Sun swim career has set.

  218. JC

    So JC should we see an explosion of coronavirus in Victoria given our close financial ties with China?

    BB, if it’s a winter thing as some people suspect, it may get pretty ugly in the winter months down here, no? It’s interesting how there’s been no real spread in Australia. Our 9 or so cases were all imported I think.

  219. Mitch M.

    The ideologues couldn’t countenance that possibility and Mitch can’t either.

    Wrong. I never denied that possibility and would certainly explore it. I know how messy this gets, I currently have a friend undergoing a separation with his wife making all sorts of accusations against him yet refusing to divorce him. She has turned his kids against him, refusing him access, and demonising him to all and sundry.

    What I have consistently stated is that there can be many reasons for his behavior so don’t choose one ill defined explanation as a possible explanation. Typically police statements refrain from proffering explanations for criminal behavior. That isn’t even their job, it is the job of experts in court to do that. Don’t suggest possible causes without any supporting evidence. Why is that such an unacceptable standard of thinking?

  220. Leigh Lowe

    And kicked the winning goal for the fledgling Bears against Carlton at Princes Park that saw Robert Walls get the Khyber Pass.

    And for that alone he should be awarded an AO and Bar and a life pension.

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