Wednesday Forum: March 4, 2020

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  1. Porter

    My emphasis:

    Ballarat Christian College settles case with former teacher Rachel Colvin over same-sex beliefs

    Rachel Colvin who sued Ballarat Christian College for discrimination on the basis of her political and religious beliefs, which include support for same-sex marriage.
    Rachel Colvin who sued Ballarat Christian College for discrimination on the basis of her political and religious beliefs, which include support for same-sex marriage.

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    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    14 minutes ago March 5, 2020
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    Ballarat Christian College has settled with a former teacher who claimed its teachings against same-sex marriage discriminated against her, with principal Ken Nuridin saying the case has taken an enormous toll on his small school.

    Rachel Colvin’s case against the school has been held up by faith-based communities as a key example of the need for a religious discrimination act following the 2017 same-sex marriage post survey.

    As a result of the settlement, Ballarat Christian College in Victoria will not have to change its Statement of Faith defining marriage as a union between a man and woman and it has made no concessions on those teachings.

    The Australian understands Ms Colvin will receive an undisclosed amount for loss of income and damages and will receive a positive employment reference from Ballarat Christian College.

    Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination bill is still to be tabled in parliament after drafts have come under sustained attacks from both faith-based and LGBTI groups.

    Mr Nuridin told The Australian that the school would continue to stand by its teachings on marriage.

    “Our College provides a high quality Christian education in accordance with our beliefs,” he said.

    “The claim has taken an enormous cost in time and resources already – detracting from the ability of a small school like ours to focus on what is important, the education of our students

    Christian Schools Australia director of public policy Mark Spencer said the government needed to bring on its religious discrimination bill to protect schools like Ballarat Christian College.

    “We are calling on the Commonwealth Government to ensure that the proposed Religious

    Discrimination Bill clearly protects Christian schools from these sort of claims,” he said.

    “Christian and other faith-based schools must be able to engage staff who share their beliefs

    and are equipped to teach those beliefs” he said.

    The Australian Christian Lobby said the case showed the need for increased protections for faith-based schools and ACL chief political officer Dan Flynn called on the government to bring forward its final bill.

    “The sad reality for this school is that it took steadfast determination not to buckle under the pressure of a well-resourced legal attack,” he said.

    “To the school’s credit, under great duress, they stood by their principles.”

    “This case underlines how the religious freedom debate must make faith-based schools’ legal rights crystal clear.

    “The ACL calls upon the government to ensure a case like Ballarat Christian College never happens again.”

    Following same sex marriage being legalised in December 2017, the school amended its Statement of Faith through its constitution outlining its position on marriage.

    The teacher formally notified the school of her objections to the statement in a letter on August 14, and was directed to meet with the chaplain and a female member of the school leadership to discuss her views.

    The college indicated she was free to hold her views personally but was required to support and teach in accordance with the beliefs of the school, which Ms Colvin was allegedly unwilling to do.

    As well as the positive reference for Mrs Colvin, the payout, and the school’s secured right to keep teaching against same-sex marriage; the parties will issue a statement of ‘mutual regret’. The Australian has contacted Ms Colvin’s lawyers Clayton Utz and LGBTI rights group Equality Australia, which backed the former teacher’s case.

    Everything about that says this was an extortion attempt/attempted precedent setting case. I suspect the school suffered financially because little Ms Prissy decided that she couldn’t teach children because she was a sodomy fetishist (there goes Bill Leak’s education gimp again) but was too UNPRINCIPLED to quit and instead wanted the rest of the world to treat her like the sop that she has shown herself to be. I mean what could you possibly teach in a school which would compromise your belief in gay marriage? Does maths threaten your desire for sodomy? Does teaching French threaten you running wild with dykes on bikes? What? What gives her the right to tell parents what they should teach their children? I am no fan of religious discrimination bills, in fact I believe all discrimination bills should be abolished, but I don’t know how you can protect people from bullies like this teacher and her lavender mafia friends (I bet her lawyers acted for her pro bono). Personally I wouldn’t touch someone like Rachel Colvin. They spell trouble.

    Something else. What is it with lefty women’s obsession with sodomites? Is it because they know they can’t attract a normal red blooded male or is it perhaps that they want to fear men and so they infantilise gays and lesbians -especially gay men – as if they really need their protection, and thereby assuage their fear and desire for control? What the hell is wrong with these women?

  2. Jessie:

    Might be some real horrors discovered/unearthed with DNA testing as vs oral histories.

    Do you mean like the one that was done in the 90’s with the inhabitants of a Festive Island?
    That one?
    And when it became apparent who had fathered whom, and who the mum was in relation to the dad?
    That one?
    Nooooo! It never happened.

  3. Porter

    I meant to say “perhaps that they fear men”.

  4. Struth:

    That’s right, they tax and depower millions of us out of our jobs, so they can waste that money on consultants, and idiotic schemes.

    A 50% PAYE tax cut for a year is beyond their feeble minds to grasp. They’d probably get more taxes back in return as people spent money on holidays in Australia, going to the piccies, restaurants, etc.

  5. Porter

    Some background to the Colvin case. In fact she did resign and then decided to sue. Almost definite that she was the chicken for a concerted attack by the mafia. They always pick on the little guy.

    https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/religious-schools-under-fire/

  6. Porter

    The whole idea of a PAYE tax is an abomination.

  7. Porter

    Cam hasn’t appeared once in $145k role

    The TV tradie has received a good portion of his taxpayer funds for his role as careers ambassador, but no one’s actually seen him at any public event.

    Why the hell does any idiot politician employ any celebrity or media personality. They are all charlatans and lefties. Then again, you could say the same for most members of the Morrison government.

  8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You’re not a ninety year old lady.

    And nor am I, Arky my pet. If I were, I would box your ears for you.
    That’s what very old ladies do when some young hustler gets in their way.
    I’m more the Sybil Fawlty style, thus I will set about you with an umbrella.
    It is raining here, which makes it the current weapon of choice.
    Tailgunner is far more sanguine; he knows an active girl when he sees one.
    And agrees with her as the course of least resistance. 😉

    We are still going. I have just reviewed our insurance and I am glad we are.
    Travel insurance companies have to be the biggest rip off merchants ever.
    We’d take the hit if we had to, but we don’t think it’s necessary yet.
    And who do you think would be minding all the children if the schools close??
    Run, grandma, run.

  9. Barksdale was right saying those councilmen were more crooked than any dealer.


    Word
    Avon was no idiot.

  10. Tailgunner is far more sanguine

    Stolen&reattributted to “ex girlfriends said” on my dating profile.
    Lol.
    No, I’ll wait til I’m texting them, then pull that word.
    Smart girls love an erudite man.
    Hehe

  11. Gwendolyn

    Porter:

    Christian Schools Australia director of public policy Mark Spencer said the government needed to bring on its religious discrimination bill to protect schools like Ballarat Christian College.

    A religious discrimination bill, yes. This religious discrimination bill, no.

    No more rights for the Religion of Peace, thank you. And definitely no to the idea statements of their beliefs should get the protection of Australian law.

  12. And once I’ve shagged them, it’s too late
    😎#ImdatingaTrumpsupporter

  13. Top Ender

    Ah, such is fame:

    Story: Greta Thunberg accuses EU of climate betrayal

    “And if you don’t do what I say, I’m going to hold my breath until I turn blue. Then you’ll be sorry!”
    65 likes

    Oz moderators, you are forgiven!

  14. Porter

    No more rights for the Religion of Peace, thank you. And definitely no to the idea statements of their beliefs should get the protection of Australian law.

    Then you truly don’t believe in religious freedom. You’re just another bog standard religious bigot. A stupid bigoted troll. Probably a woman too.

  15. Has Stimpson come back with the study from Lausanne Ponds Tafe, CHE, attributing denim short wearing with resistance to BatVirus yet?

  16. Porter

    Lizzie, that is a very lovely photo of you. Very lovely.

  17. From Breitbart:
    I don’t know the legality of it, but assume:
    Barack O’bama runs for VP.
    Biden is President.
    Succession if Biden accidently shoots himself 7 times in the head with a revolver – VP is second in line. But Barry has already been President and I don’t think he can be one again.
    Next is Speaker of the House – Nancy Pelosi.
    Nightmare time.

  18. feelthebern

    Michael Stringer Bell Bloomberg.

  19. bespoke

    No one should be protected from criticism.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She’s got it! By Jove, I think she’s got it!

    Very droll, KD. 🙂

    I will pay that one

    Oh, and it’s By George, not By Jove. Same thing really though, if you’ve read my Quadrant article on Decoding King Arthur. 🙂

  21. Mark from Melbourne

    Barack O’bama Hillary runs for VP.
    Biden is President.
    Succession if Biden accidentally shoots himself 7 times in the head with a revolver – VP is second in line.

    FTFY

  22. feelthebern

    Jessica Irvine has a story on the Fairfax sites re super.
    I don’t think any self funded retiree could read it without a decent amount of teeth grinding.

  23. Porter

    Jessica Irvine has a story on the Fairfax sites re super.

    I’m surprised Jessica Irvine has a job, much less one which involves writing anything about finance or economics.

  24. Hehe, just had it out with a brash NYC bloke, he asked me why I was wearing that shirt?
    Haha
    Schwhacked him good.
    Older guy, 60+…
    He stood up and the xunt was a giant! 6’5 at least.
    He stood up when rising to a crescendo of TDS…
    I said, dude – are you related to James Comey?
    🤣🤣
    He stopped, and then admitted that he knew the xunt.
    Ooooooo
    The Bourne Interception!
    No video…
    He wasn’t happy when I laughed and told him his mate,James, was gonna be inside a federal pen
    🤣🤣

  25. You just never know, what’s about to come your way…
    #pyratelyfe

  26. feelthebern

    Breaking news on all the web sites.
    Good luck getting an x-ray or MRI for the next 14 days.
    What a shit show.

  27. A personal friend of James Comey?
    Lol, it couldn’t be!

  28. Porter

    This “Biden surge” is the political equivalent of the bog roll panic.

    Indeed.

  29. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, that is a very lovely photo of you.

    Why, thank you, Porter. It didn’t get me selected by Miss Daly though. 🙁

    That was so long ago, in another world really.
    Some here may have a clue about that; others wouldn’t.

  30. feelthebern

    Footage of the first coronavirus deaths in Australia.

  31. zyconoclast

    MADISON, Wis. — S3xually @busing an animal is now a felony in Wisconsin under a bill that Gov. Tony Evers signed into law Tuesday.

    There has been a push for years to increase penalties for s3xually abusing animals in the state, spurred by the case of a man in Brown County who was repeatedly arrested for m0lesting a horse. S3xually assaulting an animal had been a misdemeanor in Wisconsin, but the new law creates the crime of b3st1ality and makes it a felony.

  32. but the new law creates the crime of b3st1ality and makes it a felony.

    3 stroikes and your out.

  33. Porter

    Hanson-Young vouched for wife slapper’s ‘good character’

    Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young told a Canberra magistrate her wife-slapping friend was a man of “very good character”.

  34. Mark from Melbourne:

    Barack O’bama Hillary runs for VP.
    Biden is President.
    Succession if Biden accidentally shoots himself 7 times in the head with a revolver – VP is second in line.

    Yep, had already thought that one – I’ve got $800 running on different combinations of it.
    I was just struck by the dynamics of it.
    Pelosi is probably going to push for Barry O’Bama as VP (if its allowed) because it puts her one heartbeat away from being the first female President.
    It would give her the ideal opportunity to settle scores with President Trump.
    Imagine her prayers at night…

  35. So Joe is a headfake??!?
    Could be.
    But for whom?
    Has to be the fkn Clinton’s,man.
    These mofos don’t know the meaning of the word Quit!
    But the 4chan side of me says no, too damaging to the Cartel to get schwhacked again by the god Emperor….

  36. I’ve got $800 running on different combinations of it.

    Ooooo, fkn, here he is!

  37. Armadillo, get in here and start an Election2020 betting thread, pronto.
    You’re our guy with the brown leather bag’o’cash.

  38. cohenite

    To me this is the crucial strength and weakness of Western democracy: there is no prohibition on a representative of an ideology which is not only antithetical to democracy but actually waring against it running for office:

    Ammar Campa-Najjar, running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s 50th district, is the grandson of the Palestinian terrorist who led the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics massacre of 11 Israeli athletes.

  39. Imagine her prayers at night…

    Please me. Grant my every wish.
    Praise the me.

  40. Ed Case

    And the way the universities has been bending over backwards to accommodate the imminent arrival of more incubators is both disgusting and embarrassing.

    Kudos to the Unis for leaving no rock unturned in the race to make a buck off of anything.
    Had the opportunity to buy Monash University Foodmap Certified tm. chicken stock cubes today.

  41. WZV will hit 100,000 when?
    My money is on Saturday 0800 – 0900.
    Any takers?

  42. Zatara

    The chances of the Dems running Hillary are next to nil.

    She used up all her personal political clout last time around and hasn’t gotten any more likeable since. Lots of chips got spent saving her skanky arse from going to jail and nobody owes her anymore.

    Also, the Bernie thugs are going to go nuts at the convention but they will absolutely explode if she gets the nod over him again. The Dem king-makers would be lucky to get out of town alive.

  43. Hot Scandinavian girl W/lame boyfriend in tow, literally read my shirt, spoke to soyboys about… Then 30 seconds later comes by for another pass…
    Hehe
    #incellyfe

  44. But Barry has already been President and I don’t think he can be one again.

    Winston: A careful reading of the 22nd amendment reveals it doesn’t actually cover this scenario.

    No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    WZV will hit 100,000 when?

    Around January 10th…

  46. Delta A

    Interesting views, links and comments on the race for the Dem nomination today.

    Excellent work, Cats.

  47. I probably should change my travel plans and go Milwaukee 2020..
    It’s gonna be epic.
    Do any Cats have Cunningham/Fonzerelli contacts that could hook me up for a few nights?
    Throwing molotovs at cops W/no judicial comeback?
    Priceless!

  48. NFA, was HWNDU a communist plot?
    #Shia

  49. Sinclair Davidson

    Anyone heard of an organisation called the Australian Bond Exchange?

  50. Nob

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3344270, posted on March 5, 2020 at 5:56 pm
    Anyone heard of an organisation called the Australian Bond Exchange?

    Is it for used underwear?

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Anyone heard of an organisation called the Australian Bond Exchange?

    Sounds dodgy.
    Like “The Australia Institute”.

  52. These dudes on the streets… sheeeit, they’re lame AF.
    I’m 46 and in far better shape.
    #pyratelyfe
    #Die young, in a nice pair of shorts

  53. Mark A

    Getting old, no doubt about it.
    Haven’t a clue what these youngster here are talking about.

    Or I’m just [ ]?

  54. Sinc, you were called out as, quote, “No toilet paper” Davidson, earlier, by a self admitted mentally underprivileged dude…
    Any response?

  55. Delta A

    Haven’t a clue what these youngster here are talking about.

    Yo talkin’ ’bout Gunnerspeak, Mark-Man?

    It’s the new, hip, withit lingo that jus everyone…

    Er, no, sorry. I don’t have a clue, either.

  56. TG he has been busy.
    So busy he hasn’t had time to wipe his …

  57. Mark, find me a cool apartment in Salzburg for my language summer school please.
    Then a push towards eastern Ukraine for some reconnaissance…
    Poland,Hungary, ex-Tito lands…

  58. Odds on Sinc &Overburdened/johnconsatantine/et al …
    Reappearing shortly?
    😄After the Ship of Fools 8 has been evacuated by chopper again?
    Imma check with my Sea Shepherd contacts….

  59. calli

    Delta

    #grannylyfe 🤣

  60. Shoosh, delta, don’t make me race you!

  61. Arky

    Davidson could at least make an effort to email Constantine and see if he is still alive.
    Or is that too much to expect from a chicom dogbox noodle hoarding beagle slavering cake baking shill?
    Comrade.

  62. calli

    Yes. I’m worried about our other JC. Normally a sabbatical from the Cat is a good idea. But for those bushfires.

  63. Porter

    Two doctors with coronavirus attended a radiology conference with 70 collleagues;

    Doctors are killing us.

  64. Mark A

    Delta A
    #3344282, posted on March 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Yo talkin’ ’bout Gunnerspeak, Mark-Man?

    The same and one other.
    I tune in from time to time to see what’s happening news wise, because the Cat is the best source of breaking news.
    But I can’t tell for the life of me what he is doing and why?

    I admit I may have missed the vital part, early in the beginning and now it’s too late to catch on, not unlike trying to watch and making sense of a soapy from episode 10?

    Although with something like “Day of our lives” you can join any time and you are brought up to date in no time.
    NVM we get over it.

  65. Arky:
    You forgot to add the “Date Roll Desperado.”

  66. Arky

    Judge Dredd readin’, economics spruiking, toilet paper lacking…

  67. ‘Doomlord’ getting catfish Rd?
    Just say No to the honeypot,Sinc?
    Ffs

  68. because the Cat is the best source of breaking news.
    It’s true
    We are the centre, of the AltRight
    And the best right wing news aggregator in Oz.
    Come at me,bro

  69. We’re the only place, actually.
    Believe it.
    Welcome to the revolution

  70. feelthebern

    Anyone heard of an organisation called the Australian Bond Exchange?

    Australian Bondage Exchange?
    No…never heard of that place…never.

  71. Old School Conservative

    The NRL’s new commercial has prompted Sydney’s iconic adman John Singleton to say “Rugby League Central should be run by the Anti-Discrimination Board”.

    His comments are in reference to the two-minute brand film promoting the code’s progressive stance on diversity and inclusion by showcasing gender equity, indigenous pride and same-sex relationships.

    He also texted “Simply the Best has been Butchered. Great waste of opportunity. Terrible.”
    SMH, today.

  72. Chris

    Come at me,bro

    Since Bolt and Blair went paywall, and Dr Bunyip’s heart broke, not much competition.

  73. Roger

    It’s the new, hip, withit lingo that jus everyone…

    You speak jive, sister?

  74. The chances of the Dems running Hillary are next to nil.
    Fair call that,Z.
    I agree, but lookit- Joe Biden?
    Yeah nah nah nah nah
    Can’t be.

  75. Any truth to the rumour that John Constantine’s last message was about being picked up by a nice bearded chap driving a Model A?

    Davidson could at least make an effort to email Constantine and see if he is still alive.
    Or is that too much to expect from a chicom dogbox noodle hoarding beagle slavering cake baking shill?
    Comrade.

  76. Dr Faustus

    UK radio still having the best time larfing at the Great Australian Bogroll Drought. BBC Radio 1 is currently riffing with:

    I know the Corona virus is scary – but surely not that scary…

    Meanwhile, hand sanitiser is disappearing from the Brit shops.
    I think they must be drinking it.

  77. Bear Necessities

    If Sanders really wants to be the Democratic nominee he has to play the “D” card, the Dementia card now. Get one of his surrogates to do the dirty work so it is front and centre in the next primaries. It is his only chance. Get people in the voting booth thinking “Do I really want to vote for a crazy person?”. If he doesn’t then Biden just becomes inevitable due to the weight of the Democratic organisation. He can rationalize it by if I don’t do it then Trump will!

  78. , not much competition

    We never had much,of any, competition.
    The Cathouse is it.
    😎
    Prepare your front door for SWANT offensive.
    They’ll come for us.

  79. Just tuning into the ladies cricket. FMD the boundary must be 50 metres from the batting position. When is the pitch for the women going to be shortened?

  80. If Sanders really wants to be the Democratic nominee he has to play the “D” card
    He would, but he doesn’t know how.
    The DNC cucked him 4 years ago too.
    This idiot learned nothing
    #Marxism2020
    He’s about to get cucked again, his last shot.
    But then he’s probably looking forward to a comfortable retirement.
    Or a couple a bullets in the back of the head.
    ?
    He’s been controlled opposition since 2016.

  81. Roger

    When is the pitch for the women going to be shortened?

    Confession time:

    I assumed it was.

  82. miltonf

    Looks like it’s gonna be the old creep. Agree hard to believe. Unless DNC has some nasty surprise like MO.

  83. Eyrie

    “Doctors are killing us.”

    Pretty much, although they have advanced past the bleeding with leeches stage, a little. Incidently there are a couple of ailments that that works for.

  84. miltonf

    They gave Sanders something to make him go away last time so I guess they will do so again. Still doesn’t really makes sense if you assume he really believes in his Marxist shtick.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sarah Hanson-Young wrote court reference for friend charged after he ‘slapped’ wife
    Lucy Cormack
    By Lucy Cormack
    March 5, 2020 — 5.47pm

    Federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wrote a reference attesting to the “good character” of a long-time friend and lobbyist who slapped his wife and avoided a conviction in a Canberra court this week.

    The man was charged with common assault in December last year after an incident at his home with his wife.

    On Tuesday he appeared in the ACT Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to the assault and received a good behaviour non-conviction order.

    In the letter to the court, seen by the Herald, Ms Hanson-Young said her friend of 10 years was “one of the key people” who advised her to undertake her recent successful litigation against former Senator David Leyonhjelm after “years of hostile sexist bullying”.

    “It is true to say that without [his] care and advice over the past few years I would not have been as confident and supported in taking on the sexist and abusive behaviour I have been subjected to as a woman in the Australian parliament,” she wrote.

    According to court documents seen by the Herald, the man and his wife had engaged in a series of disagreements in the lead-up to an incident on December 23 last year, when both had “had a few drinks”.

    The facts state the man “grabbed” his partner and “started pushing her towards the couch”.

    She then “tried to hit” him while she was being pushed but was “overpowered”. The man then “pushed” his wife onto the couch “in an attempt to stop her yelling”, before he “slapped [her] with an open hand on the left side of the face”.

    Ms Hanson-Young, who has previously said there were “no excuses” for domestic violence and the assault of women, said she could not “reconcile the person I know as acting in any way criminally” and said she was confident it would not happen again.

    “As someone who works in politics I understand precisely what reputation means in public life. In my view a criminal conviction would have a severe and unwarranted impact on his reputation and consequently on his work.”

    She said she had known the man for about ten years, “due to his policy work in the parliament”, and “although of differing political philosophies” they had become close friends.

    Sydney Morning Herald.

  86. Did Sarah Hanson-Young have anything to say about the Baxter atrocity?

  87. And Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, I would like to know the bloke’s policy work, as Ms Hanson-Young addresses it.

  88. Eyrie

    I’ve been offered a personal briefing by my local member on the government’s response to the Kung Flu.
    I’m going to email back and say, no thanks, s as he no doubt meets many people while we work from home and I won’t take the risk. Unless he wants to do a Skype hookup, that is.

    This is all going to get “Interesting”
    “define interesting”
    “oh god, oh god we’re all going to die”

  89. Chris

    And Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, I would like to know the bloke’s policy work, as Ms Hanson-Young addresses it.

    I am certain it is done wearing pants.

  90. Ally

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN OFFICE WORKER, 2020

    08:35am
    Arrive at office late due to bad traffic/public transport problem

    08:40am
    Call IT as your computer won’t start.

    08:55am
    Do inductions for new starters.

    09:15am
    Complain to receptionist — there’s no peppermint tea in kitchen.

    09:16am
    While at reception — check if your personal EBay/Amazon deliveries have arrived.

    09:30am
    Daily safety meeting — discuss various changes by government bodies and quietly wonder why they weren’t so strict about preventing bush fires in the country areas.

    10:00am
    Update manual to include updates from relevant govt body.

    10:30am
    Compulsory online training video, “What to do in the Event of Dawn Raid”

    10:45am
    Computers down due to outage.

    11:00am
    Accounts. Process various invoices from Recruiting Companies, Consultants, Govt bodies.

    11:30am
    Check your colleague’s desk (who is on stress leave) and action any urgent queries.

    11:45am
    Organise catering for morning tea for new starters who begin work next week.

    12:00pm
    Lunch. Gossip about how So & So just resigned and how crazy the office is.

    01:00pm
    Meeting: Sales rep from your supplier tells YOU how things are going to be from now on.

    01:30pm
    Chase up urgent order that hasn’t arrived. Stay on hold for 25 mins. Can’t trace online because computer doesn’t have latest upgrade.

    02:00pm
    Blame all delays on Coronavirus.

    02:30pm
    Organise flyer for: Bring your Dog to Work Day. Add the clause, “Must have certificate from vet that dog doesn’t have Coronavirus.

    2:45pm
    Book massage therapist for stressed out employees.

    2:55pm
    Book annual flu jabs

    3:00pm
    Check monthly drug/alcohol testing is on schedule.

    3:15pm
    Complain to overseas supplier about how damaged your urgent order is.

    3:30pm
    Meeting: How can we improve productivity?

    4:00pm
    Compose email to all staff advising them how to be more productive and also of changes from other govt body.

    4:10pm
    Read through new changes from govt. Make sure you’ve done everything correct.

    4:30pm
    Delete access cards/email access of staff who ceased employment that day.

    4:45pm
    Look at pile of actual work that didn’t get done that day. Pick out the urgent things that needed to be done.

    5:00pm
    Finalise urgent quote. Check relevant govt body website for any changes.

    5:10pm
    Find out that the urgent order you placed with supplier has been rejected because official govt certificate has expired. Chase up.

    5:20pm
    Your boss yells at you, “Why are you still here?”

    5:25pm
    Receive copy of updated certificate. The fee had indeed been paid. Beg with supplier to still deliver goods tomorrow.

    5:30pm
    Catch up on backlog of actual work that wasn’t done.

    6:30pm
    Go home.

    Stay tuned for tomorrow…

  91. Gab

    Okay, I get the panic but about toilet paper if the government decides to tell people to not leave home for a couple of weeks – but kitchen paper towels? People can’t live without them for a couple of weeks? Seriously.

  92. Gunner, lay off the Monster cans. You sound like a bad Chris Lilley character.

  93. egg_

    Oy Trickler,
    Further to your Holden V8 market in the US:

  94. John64

    Watching Blot – WTF has Latham done to himself? Looks like he’s gone five rounds with George Foreman.

  95. Steve trickler

    Nice work, Gav.



  96. calli

    but kitchen paper towels?

    Tp substitute.

    Plumbers will have a field day.

  97. Nick

    In the letter to the court, seen by the Herald, Ms Hanson-Young said her friend of 10 years was “one of the key people” who advised her to undertake her recent successful litigation against former Senator David Leyonhjelm after “years of hostile sexist bullying”.

    Lol. Imagine if he’d slapped her, he’d get a reference.

  98. mh

    miltonf
    #3344323, posted on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    They gave Sanders something to make him go away last time so I guess they will do so again. Still doesn’t really makes sense if you assume he really believes in his Marxist shtick.

    Most likely the socialist Senator will be gifted another house by the DNC.

  99. cohenite

    Pol tot ripping into the EU climate shitheads; she’s got a face like a squashed grapefruit; she’s definitely an alien.

  100. Farmer Gez

    Local government at it’s bureaucratic best.
    Lots of letters sent out to landholders advising us that a previously absent weed (Soldier Thistle) has been listed as regionally prohibited and expect a visit from an Ag Vic Officer to undertake a property inspection and develop an eradication strategy.

    Some clot in an office has no idea that Soldier thistles have been here for a hundred years and a very low key problem as they don’t survive in cropping paddocks and only thrive in undisturbed areas where a whiff of chemical knocks them out.

    The said officers can Whistle Dixie if they think they can enter my property without a declaration that I’m totally indemnified from any injury or damage that may occur from being on my land. Wasting our money and my time.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Local government at it’s bureaucratic best.
    Lots of letters sent out to landholders advising us that a previously absent weed (Soldier Thistle) has been listed as regionally prohibited and expect a visit from an Ag Vic Officer to undertake a property inspection and develop an eradication strategy.

    There’s a weed here in the Wild West known as ‘saffron thistle.” We’ve eradicated it on the property, but it grows on the roadside verges, and the Shire announces that they haven’t got anyone on the staff qualified to spay the damn stuff.

  102. Porter

    Tp substitute.

    Plumbers will have a field day.

    Indeed.

  103. Gwendolyn

    No more rights for the Religion of Peace, thank you. And definitely no to the idea statements of their beliefs should get the protection of Australian law.

    Then you truly don’t believe in religious freedom.

    Porter wants to give Mueslis more rights to persecute Christians with lawfare.

    There should be a photo of you next to “useful idiot” in the dictionary.

  104. Porter

    Porter wants to give Mueslis more rights to persecute Christians with lawfare.

    And you want more rights than any other religious group, including non-religious. Bit of a supremacist, aren’t you?

  105. Twostix

    Oh porter.

    How very 2011 of you.

  106. Some History

    Yo talkin’ ’bout Gunnerspeak, Mark-Man?

    I, too, struggle with this “lingo”, man. The tricky bit is that some of the words look like English… Englishesque.They could even be English. There’s something about yo-yo’s – are they back in fashion? “Hood/hoods” – possibly to do with a mechanic’s workshop. Lot’s of abbreviations… acronyms? Random? And lots of numbers. Are these code?
    Bro, ho, yo, yo-yo. SPC IXL INXS. 1.80. Man.

    I hope I’ve been of some help.

  107. Some History

    Only jokin’, Gunner, bro. KFA*.

    * Keep Firing Away 🙂

  108. Chris

    Yo talkin’ ’bout Gunnerspeak, Mark-Man?

    I don’t know why you are having trouble. Its nothing difficult to anyone who accidentally tuned in to Triple J this decade.

  109. C.L.

    The NT News: Australia’s Aussiest and funniest newspaper.
    LOL.

  110. Roger

    They gave Sanders something to make him go away last time so I guess they will do so again. Still doesn’t really makes sense if you assume he really believes in his Marxist shtick.

    He’s a career politician.

    It’s what he’s made his money from.

    All the dumb kids have been sucked in.

  111. C.L.

    Just read this in a report:

    On Thursday prime minister Scott Morrison announced upgraded travel advice for South Korea, recommending people reconsider travel. Travel bans remain in place for China and Iran and citizens and permanent residents returning from those countries are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Self-isolate?
    Does that mean it’s an honour system?
    They should be quarantined by the state.

  112. Rockdoctor

    Wow, Coles & Woolworths Singleton sold out of bog roll today. Some Chinese up here but nothing like Chatswood or Hurstville or even Newcastle. A lot of Caucasian shoppers noting out loud. Upper Hunter is pretty small, will find out quick if it is the houso locals mindlessly panicking or the locusts blowing into the out of town along the Hunter Expressway/NE Hwy…

  113. Steve trickler

    [email protected]:18.

    I enjoyed that.

    It’s these type of $100,000 Aussie builds that will become fine assets in the future. I envisage a lot of Aussies going over to the States and not coming back with their cars. Such as these vehicles in the following clip.

    $old.



  114. Dave in Marybrook

    You forgot Turnbull shill.
    Our specificity is our strength!

  115. Chris

    Porter wants to give Mueslis more rights to persecute Christians with lawfare.

    There should be a photo of you next to “useful idiot” in the dictionary.

    I am thinking of converting to the Religion of Pieces, so I can go totes mental on the enforcers of the Gaystapo with impunity.

  116. rickw

    No more rights for the Religion of Peace, thank you. And definitely no to the idea statements of their beliefs should get the protection of Australian law.

    Then you truly don’t believe in religious freedom. You’re just another bog standard religious bigot. A stupid bigoted troll. Probably a woman too.

    FMD, i sl am isn’t a religion.

  117. Cassie of Sydney

    “Steve trickler
    #3344348, posted on March 5, 2020 at 7:21 pm
    Nice work, Gav.”

    Yep…Gavin has many reasons to be angry and good on him for confronting the garbage.

    As for that milksop Holt….we have a Liberal party full of similar milksops.

  118. Gwendolyn

    Porter wants to give Mueslis more rights to persecute Christians with lawfare.

    And you want more rights than any other religious group, including non-religious. Bit of a supremacist, aren’t you?

    Ask Ps. Danny Nalliah about what it’s like to be persecuted by Mueslis takin full advantage of your version of “religious freedom”.

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/interview.pastor.danny.nalliah.sued.in.australia.under.religious.hatred.laws/5253.htm

    Porter, stop being a useful idiot for the RoP.

  119. Roger

    I’ve been offered a personal briefing by my local member on the government’s response to the Kung Flu.

    Isn’t that a matter of public interest?

    Why doesn’t he just do a presser for the front page of The Chronicle?

    Because he wants to expand his list of possible donors, making money out of a potential crisis.

    Australia’s venal political class in a nutshell.

  120. rickw

    Self-isolate?
    Does that mean it’s an honour system?
    They should be quarantined by the state.

    Are these the same idiots who won’t allow anyone to own a semiautomatic rifle? Will be interesting to see the number of kills from the Iranian / Launceston / Woolies trip.

  121. Chris

    You forgot Turnbull shill.
    Our specificity is our strength!

    Ruddspeak – an order of magnitude more ‘programmatic specificity’ than Trumble-twaddle.

  122. Gunner, lay off the Monster cans.

    Hehe, i have heard peeps around the way commenting on your boobs.
    I thought it was just blog talk

  123. rickw

    Ask Ps. Danny Nalliah about what it’s like to be persecuted by Mueslis takin full advantage of your version of “religious freedom”.

    I used to live across the road from the slimy ROP cow that raised the complaint.

  124. Roger

    Australia’s venal political class in a nutshell.

    Btw, if McVeigh is doing it you can bet every other LNP member is too.

  125. Porter

    Did rumour start the bog roll panic?
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/what-role-did-rumour-play-in-australia-s-toilet-paper-frenzy-20200304-p546tt.html

    They way I read the chart, if the media says toilet paper a million times, they started it.

  126. mh

    Old School Conservative
    #3344304, posted on March 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm
    The NRL’s new commercial has prompted Sydney’s iconic adman John Singleton to say “Rugby League Central should be run by the Anti-Discrimination Board”.

    His comments are in reference to the two-minute brand film promoting the code’s progressive stance on diversity and inclusion by showcasing gender equity, indigenous pride and same-sex relationships.

    He also texted “Simply the Best has been Butchered. Great waste of opportunity. Terrible.”
    SMH, today.

    Todd Greenberg thinks men’s rugby league is about two lezzos kissing.

    Hey Todd, visit Pornhub, have a tug, then fvck off and leave Australian sport alone. Twat.

  127. Porter

    How very 2011 of you.

    Lost me there, twostix.

  128. Roger

    His comments are in reference to the two-minute brand film promoting the code’s progressive stance on diversity and inclusion by showcasing gender equity, indigenous pride and same-sex relationships.

    A well directed gobbet of spit in the face of the game’s traditional unwoke working class supporters.

  129. Porter

    Ask Ps. Danny Nalliah about what it’s like to be persecuted by Mueslis takin full advantage of your version of “religious freedom”

    Nalliah was taken to court under Victoria’s religious vilification laws. Those laws are still there and won’t change with any federal bill.

    Germany had anti hate speech laws when Hitler was coming up the ranks. Didn’t stop him. Ever.

  130. Cardimona

    Chris Smith (on Sky on Win) just now told the story of the the Chinese cover up of the virus, and its origin story (Canada, etc)…

  131. Cardimona

    Including the bioweapon part.

  132. Porter

    Real Mark Latham
    @RealMarkLatham
    ·
    13h
    BREAKING: The Greens have hired the NRL’s Todd Greenberg to run their next election advertising campaign, announcing that, “Comrade Todd knows all our themes and virtue signalling, as he has shown in NRL advertising, so now it’s time to go for the real GREENberg deal”.

  133. Porter

    Including the bioweapon part.

    The stupid reigns.

  134. Porter

    It’s a death cult. And there’s nothing wrong with the Australian Government suppressing cults.

    Gwendolyn trollop’s god is very impotent. Plus Gwendolyn’s not really into that making disciples bit. She’s a bog standard lefty who wants government to control people’s lives. God save us from lefty “Christians” and Gwendolyn trolls.

  135. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cardimona
    #3344390, posted on March 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm”

    Cardi…Barnaby was great on Kenny tonight….speaking a lot of sense. I love the way that Barnaby spoke of his faith and that left Chris Kenny stumped for words.

  136. Steve trickler

    Avi has recovered quick. Good stuff.



  137. Porter

    Former Deputy Prime Minister @Barnaby_Joyce
    says the proposed sale of a large proportion of the dairy industry to a Chinese company could put “pressure” on the capacity of Australia to produce fresh milk for consumers.

    There are certain things we should never sell to hostile parties.

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    “Real Mark Latham
    @RealMarkLatham
    ·
    13h
    BREAKING: The Greens have hired the NRL’s Todd Greenberg to run their next election advertising campaign, announcing that, “Comrade Todd knows all our themes and virtue signalling, as he has shown in NRL advertising, so now it’s time to go for the real GREENberg deal”.”

    Love Mark Latham.

  139. Porter

    Barnaby very good on this
    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6138580998001
    Why the hell is an LNP government selling out to the Chinese? FFS

  140. Twostix

    How very 2011 of you.

    Lost me there, twostix.

    It would.

    The whole “xianist bigots don’t have any special place in this liberal democracy retardedness was popular here in 2011.

    It died along with open borders.

  141. Australia cricket ladies going pretty scheissenhausen as we speak. Need a late flurry to set a defendable total.

  142. Porter

    Twostix. Have a look at the census data.

  143. Cardimona

    Cheers, Cassie, good to hear – I’ll pass it on.
    I got the tip that he was on but I was out getting new tyres on my truck and couldn’t get to a TV.
    I did see Gleeso interviewing poor old BobKat, however.
    BobKat is showing some miles now.
    He oscillated from exactly right to off with the fairies in a single sentence.
    He confused crony capitalism with free-market capitalism, ffs.
    He wants power from thorium, apparently without waiting for the required mechanism to be invented.

    The main reason we elect him is to extend the middle finger to the Can-bra elites.

  144. Porter

    I am still laughing at Barnaby’s brilliant smackdown of Chris Kenny.

  145. Porter

    Sky News Australia
    @SkyNewsAust
    ·
    4h
    Qantas has come under fire from workplace regulators after they found the airline may have placed passengers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

    Sue, people, sue.

  146. Porter

    Morrison has suggested he could implement a net zero emissions target, telling Question Time the government’s plan “may well exceed” net zero by 2050. What an idiot. Labor has got him by the sort and curlies now. He is such an ill-disciplined jelly-backed fool.

  147. 8th Dan

    Pelosi is probably going to push for Barry O’Bama as VP (if its allowed)

    It’s not allowed. This is included in the 12th Amendment:

    “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of president shall be eligible to that of vice-president of the united states.”

    So, someone who has already had 2 terms as President cannot be Vice President.

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cardimona
    #3344404, posted on March 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Cheers, Cassie, good to hear – I’ll pass it on.”

    You can tell he is in a good space…..he looks happy and sounds happy.

    Tell him he has admirers here on the Cat who look forward to seeing him leader again.

  149. Porter

    Indeed Cardi. Here’s his interview https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6138580998001
    Good job. Very good on pointing out how land is exploited (would Trump sell his dairy industry to the Chinese?).
    Great smackdown at the end.

  150. mh

    I’d like to update you on the shortages we’re seeing in toilet paper and other essential items.

    As you may have read, or seen for yourself, these are unusual and challenging times. We know it can be frustrating when we don’t have the products you need, or when delivery or Pick up windows are filled more than usual.

    We’re working very closely with our suppliers to get products onto shelves as quickly as we can. The makers of Kleenex, Sorbent, Quilton and Woolworths own range of toilet paper have all increased their production to meet this very unusual demand.

    For example, the makers of Kleenex are now manufacturing 24 hours, 7 days a week at their Millicent, SA factory, as are Sorbent in their NSW and Victorian facilities. And the makers of Quilton have tripled their normal production across their factories in Queensland, NSW and WA.

    It’s worth noting that the vast majority of products aren’t affected and most stores aren’t seeing significant shortages. But to make sure everyone has access to essential items, we’ve introduced some common-sense limits to a few products. We’ve limited toilet paper to 4 packs per transaction and large packs of rice (2kg and over) to 1 per transaction. Where available, hand sanitiser is now at the Customer Service Desk and limited to 2 per transaction.

    We’re constantly monitoring the situation and will do our best to keep all products freely available to everyone. However, if we see new shortages, we may introduce other limits. We’ll only do this if we think it’s absolutely necessary and to help make sure all customers can access the products they need. We’ll keep you updated in our stores and on our website as things change.

    Our team members are doing the very best they can, so please support them, and each other.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this together.

    Brad Banducci
    CEO Woolworths Grou
    p

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wrote a reference attesting to the “good character” of a long-time friend and lobbyist who slapped his wife and avoided a conviction in a Canberra court this week.

    Seems said character reference was written on Sarah’s official stationery, with her official letterhead…

  152. egg_

    BREAKING: The Greens have hired the NRL’s Todd Greenberg to run their next election advertising campaign,

    No one’s got a bigger punt than SHY?

  153. egg_

    We’ve limited toilet paper to 4 packs per transaction

    4 packs per crack?

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “Federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young “

    Senator Reference-Slapper.

  155. 8th Dan

    Federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wrote a reference attesting to the “good character” of a long-time friend and lobbyist who slapped his wife and avoided a conviction in a Canberra court this week.

    Seems said character reference was written on Sarah’s official stationery, with her official letterhead…

    Yawn. Watch Fifty Shades … any or all of the 3 … then go back to sleep.

  156. Twostix

    Oh Porter. The old census angle? Next you’ll be telling us how libertarian Obama is.

    You know, this place too was once overrun by rabid nu-athiests (aka white middle class atomised mid-wit sons of public servant middle managers) who were infinitely better at this than you are.

    No staying power, you know?

  157. vlad

    She’s a bog standard lefty who wants government to control people’s lives.

    He, Porter. He’s a bog standard etc.

  158. Keith Forwheels

    Just got back from a few weeks away, see the penis banner is still rocking. Go Sinc. How you holding up KD??

  159. cohenite

    He wants power from thorium, apparently without waiting for the required mechanism to be invented.

    Cardi, you may be interested that a number of Thorium reactors were operating in the past:

    There have been several significant demonstrations of the use of thorium-based fuels to generate electricity in several reactor types. Many of these early trials were able to use high-enriched uranium (HEU) as the fissile ‘driver’ component, and this would not be considered today.

    The 300 MWe Thorium High Temperature Reactor (THTR) at Hamm-Uentrop in Germany operated with thorium-HEU fuel between 1983 and 1989, when it was shut down due to technical problems. Over half of its 674,000 pebbles contained Th-HEU fuel particles (the rest comprised graphite moderator and some neutron absorbers). These were continuously moved through the reactor as it operated, and on average each fuel pebble passed six times through the core.

    The 40 MWe Peach Bottom HTR in the USA was a demonstration thorium-fuelled reactor that ran from 1967-74.2 It used a thorium-HEU fuel in the form of microspheres of mixed thorium-uranium carbide coated with pyrolytic carbon. These were embedded in annular graphite segments (not pebbles). This reactor produced 33 billion kWh over 1349 equivalent full-power days with a capacity factor of 74%.

    The 330 MWe Fort St Vrain HTR in Colorado, USA, was a larger-scale commercial successor to the Peach Bottom reactor and ran from 1976-89. It also used thorium-HEU fuel in the form of microspheres of mixed thorium-uranium carbide coated with silicon oxide and pyrolytic carbon to retain fission products. These were embedded in graphite ‘compacts’ that were arranged in hexagonal columns (‘prisms’). Almost 25 tonnes of thorium was used in fuel for the reactor, much of which attained a burn-up of about 170 GWd/t.

    A unique thorium-fuelled light water breeder reactor operated from 1977 to 1982 at Shippingport in the USA3 – it used uranium-233 as the fissile driver in special fuel assemblies that had movable ‘seed’ regions which allowed the level of neutron moderation to be gradually increased as the fuel agede. The reactor core was housed in a reconfigured early PWR. It operated with a power output of 60 MWe (236 MWt) and an availability factor of 86% producing over 2.1 billion kWh. Post-operation inspections revealed that 1.39% more fissile fuel was present at the end of core life, proving that breeding had occurred. A 2007 NRC report quotes a breeding ratio of 1.01. Chemically reprocessing the fuel was not attempted.

  160. Twostix

    She’s a bog standard lefty who wants government to control people’s lives.

    Perhaps she just wants her government to represent her and the nation that created it for her instead of representing dead eyed autistic atomised soulless bugmen who make up 10% of the population?

  161. cohenite

    Dickless supports thumping wives. Dickless men often over compensate.

  162. Old School Conservative

    Latham appears to be paving the way for an Australian “Babylon Bee”.

  163. cohenite

    Naomi Seibt, the German anti pol tot was just on Chris Smith. Very impressive with an exotically beautiful face.

  164. Nick

    4h
    Qantas has come under fire from workplace regulators after they found the airline may have placed passengers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

    Who cares so long as their social credentials are good eh? /sarc.

  165. vlad

    Self-isolate?
    Does that mean it’s an honour system?

    Apparently.

    The nation’s safety depends on people who have just come back from Iran doing the right thing by the rest of us, ie knowing what they’re required to do, appreciating the reason for it and the importance of doing it, and then doing it.

    I can really see that happening.

  166. Twostix

    Hey porter should the House of Representatives continue opening each session with our most holy Lords prayer?

    Very collectivist and bigoted isn’t it? Don’t these old white men even look at the census data??

  167. Porter

    Twostix
    #3344420, posted on March 5, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Twostix, I don’t know what your issue is. I gather you are a Christian and want special treatment. Given that Christianity is declining rapidly in Australia and will soon be less than 50%, and given that most of that 50% are just Christian in name only, and given that Christianity has no bigger claim to being special then any other religion including atheism, you really are pushing shit uphill if you think the rest of Australia is going to support your claim for special or extra rights.

  168. Porter

    Hey porter should the House of Representatives continue opening each session with our most holy Lords prayer?

    I say yes, firstly because it’s a tradition and there is value in holding traditions and secondly because regardless of whether you believe in a deity or not or what deity you believe in, it reminds you that you are just pathetic mortals.

  169. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Old School Conservative at 6:36 pm:

    “The NRL’s new commercial has prompted Sydney’s iconic adman John Singleton to say “Rugby League Central should be run by the Anti-Discrimination Board”.

    He also texted “Simply the Best has been Butchered. Great waste of opportunity. Terrible.”
    SMH, today.”

    I wondered about Singleton’s opinion – he had a dream run for a couple of decades, crafting successful promotional campaigns and advertisements for all manner of products, including politics.

    Today’s sports executives are interested mostly in ticking the personal corporate ladder boxes, so they can move to another highly paid role at short notice, before their abysmal performance is revealed. Short term survival, not excellent results, is their priority. They would all be smarter than this stranger, Singleton.

    This week the sports blogs have been swamped with a Getup-like swarm of contributors, armed with the same web site clichés and vernacular, vigorously pushing the NRL advertisement as progressive, a deserved barb for old League fans, awesome. The young sport fans are so easily fooled – they dutifully fall in behind, relying on the lies they were fed by Miss at primary school, and abuse dissenters.

    The long march through the institutions maintains its momentum.

  170. Porter

    The nation’s safety depends on people who have just come back from Iran doing the right thing by the rest of us, ie knowing what they’re required to do, appreciating the reason for it and the importance of doing it, and then doing it.

    In case you haven’t noticed, the feds and states just passed laws to fine, arrest or detain you if you don’t comply. We just had more freedom taken away from up while the newspapers were whipping up frenzies over toilet paper.

  171. Has anyone laid eyes on the latest Tourism Australia advertisement? They certainly saved money on this inept effort. Old mate in a vineyard saying ‘visit here’. Like anyone abroad is going to do that. Unflattering angles of the Harbour Bridge, quite frankly a disgraceful piece of work.

  172. Porter

    quite frankly a disgraceful piece of work.

    Well Birmingham is the tourism minister so we can’t expect anything better than abysmal.

  173. Cardimona

    Porter, thanks for those links – much appreciated.

    Cohenite, thanks for that info … so why hasn’t thorium been commercialised?
    What’s the hold up?

  174. Old School Conservative

    cohenite
    #3344430, posted on March 5, 2020 at 8:59 pm
    Naomi Seibt, the German anti pol tot was just on Chris Smith. Very impressive with an exotically beautiful face.

    She was magnificent in the face of the rude hectoring and interrupting from that watermelon Piers Morgan. He was forced to apologise later in the show.

  175. mh

    Two new corona cases in Queensland.

  176. Sinclair Davidson

    Rest assured Stimpy – there is plenty of toilet paper at hacienda Davidson.

    The Doomlord observed people complaining about the lack of toilet paper on social media and sent forth an angel (well – actually Baroness Doom) to venture to the shops to stock up.

    If and when the apocalypse hits I shall be able to trade toilet paper, alcohol, and ammunition for food. areff is just down the road and has stocked up on food.

  177. Nick

    Daily Mail:

    The university student told the BBC she felt ‘betrayed’ by the government after she had to buy ‘five tickets’ just to travel back to Sydney.

    ‘International students, we feel very angry about it. We feel like it’s a betrayal to our international students,’ she said.

    The University of Adelaide later announced it would offer a care package worth about $5,000 to about 3,000 Chinese students.

    The package includes a 20 per cent discount on semester one tuition fees and up to $2000 towards airfares which they can access only once the travel ban is lifted.

    It also offered online study help including videos of lectures, peer networking support and library resources so Chinese students who cannot be on campus by the March 26 start date, so can keep up with their courses remotely.

    What do local students get ? Forced group work

  178. cohenite

    so why hasn’t thorium been commercialised?
    What’s the hold up?

    Can’t make weapons from it.

  179. egg_

    If and when the apocalypse hits I shall be able to trade toilet paper, alcohol, and ammunition for food. areff is just down the road and has stocked up on food.

    Is M0nster afraid of the Zombie Apocalypse?
    Good eating there.

  180. Nick

    Heh

    Optus to secure rugby rights
    The final deal could be disastrous for the code if the telco low-balls Rugby Australia as expected.

  181. Nick

    Heh

    Optus to secure rugby rights
    The final deal could be disastrous for the code if the telco low-baals Rugby Australia as expected.

  182. candy

    I still don’t get the lack of toilet paper fear.

    Surely the real worry is if the power went off and no-one would fix it because afraid of being in contact with another, or a person can’t get their medication eg, older people have particular needs like anti hypertensive to prevent stroke. A lot of people rely on anti-depressants these days. And so on!

    I think the TP thing must have started as a joke. I saw some posters here were having great fun with it. Maybe it got out of hand with the general community from the beginnings of jokes here and there.
    still – it is mystifying.

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘Maybe you shouldn’t even want to have sex with me!’ Rashida Tlaib declares in bizarre pro-abortion rant

    Pull a bag over your head luv and you might get lucky.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell Keith. I’ve worked it out.

    Haven’t had one single win on the punt since the penis banner made an appearance.

    Not one.

    The sooner we get hold of Winston’s leopard seal as a banner, the better.

    Also – think about this. When did coronavirus kick off in BatPeopleLand? The same time as the banner, that’s when.

    Coincidence? YOU BE THE JUDGE!

    The man’s directly responsible for my non-jetski ownership, and for dunny roll shortages to boot.

    Dunno how he sleeps at night.

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Optus to secure rugby rights
    The final deal could be disastrous for the code if the telco low-balls Rugby Australia as expected.’

    No, no, no. That can’t be right.

    We were assured that ‘Fox and the other networks will be dancing to her [Castle’s] tune.’

    I mean, surely a Coral Belt* can’t be wrong?

    *$8.99 from mmadirect.com.au

  186. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Optus to secure rugby rights
    The final deal could be disastrous for the code if the telco [email protected] Rugby Australia as expected.’

    No, no, no. That can’t be right.

    We were assured that ‘Fox and the other networks will be dancing to her [Castle’s] tune.’

    I mean, surely a Coral Belt* can’t be wrong?
    *$8.99 from mmadirect.com.au

  187. Arky

    I still don’t get the lack of toilet paper fear.

    ..
    It’s like the stock market.
    It is psychological.
    It is fear.
    Either fear of losing what you have or fear of missing out on getting more.
    It’s why markets start climbing exponentially at the end of a cycle, as everyone wants to not miss out on the boom, and why it always ends in tears.
    It is human nature.
    Ponder that. The fact that for the next week a whole bunch of people will have rooms full of bog paper, while another large group of people are wiping their arses on random stuff, and another much smaller group of people have just the right amount of toilet paper on hand to get through the panic, just like they usually do.

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    Tlaib.

    A three-bagger if ever there was one.

  189. Cardimona

    Can’t make weapons from it.

    Thanks, Cohenite.
    Does that mean thorium can’t make electricity in a manner cost competitive with mainstream nukes?
    This is what puzzles me; if thorium is cheaper/cleaner/safer than uranium etc, then why not use it to produce electricity and make money?

  190. egg_

    International Wymminses Day tomorrow?

  191. Porter

    The toilet paper thing started because Hong Kong depends on China for toilet paper. A few weeks later it picked up here with newspapers banging on about toilet paper
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/what-role-did-rumour-play-in-australia-s-toilet-paper-frenzy-20200304-p546tt.html
    Despite what SMH wants to tell you their graphs show how much of a role MEDIA played.
    I just put up yet another comment at the Daily Mail telling them their headlines (this one was “PANIC STATIONS…FOOD SHORTAGE LOOMS”) was irresponsible. They of course don’t publish those. I don’t see why we should get fined and detained when media gives out such false information and whips up hysteria.

  192. Fat Tony

    cardimona
    #3344474, posted on March 5, 2020 at 10:09 pm
    Can’t make weapons from it.

    Thanks, Cohenite.
    Does that mean thorium can’t make electricity in a manner cost competitive with mainstream nukes?
    This is what puzzles me; if thorium is cheaper/cleaner/safer than uranium etc, then why not use it to produce electricity and make money?

    Like the man said – the government lost interest in thorium cos you couldn’t make weapons from the reactors. Who approves nuclear reactors?

  193. Geriatric Mayfly

    International Wymminses Day tomorrow?

    And here we are with Parliament not sitting. A Question Time foregone. Tragic.

  194. Old School Conservative

    Either fear of losing what you have or fear of missing out on getting more.

    Yep.
    And in 2020, fed by instantaneous spreading of opinions on the www.
    Opinions, right or wrong, spreading like wildfire and fanning the panic.
    Mass media reporting on the shortages of TP in a couple of supermarkets and suddenly everyone has to get theirs before anyone else does.
    Lack of knowledge adding to the panic.
    Human nature all right.

  195. Mitch M.

    candy
    #3344455, posted on March 5, 2020 at 9:41 pm
    I still don’t get the lack of toilet paper fear.

    Anticipating human behavior required. After going to library earlier today I decided to check because we were down to our last 2 rolls. Shelves stripped bare. Knowing that restocking will be occurring all the time and that most would not bother latter in the night to go hunting I just got back from a late night supermarket check, shelves bare but at the end on pallets fresh stock in. Problem solved. Nation crazy. Everybody knows the world is filled with stupid people … .

  196. Fat Tony

    With all this talk about toilet paper, I checked my supply last night – down to 2 rolls.
    I last bought a 24 pack 10 months ago and felt like a bit of a dill buying dunny paper this arvo (with all the pointless panic buying going on).

    A couple of years ago, I had a grand-daughter and her girl friend (both late teens) staying with me for a year – a 24 pack of dunny paper lasted usually about 10 days.

  197. Cardimona

    Like the man said – the government lost interest in thorium cos you couldn’t make weapons from the reactors. Who approves nuclear reactors?

    Sure, back in the day I can understand that motivation.
    But why not now with plenty of nuclear weapons and a “climate crisis”?
    Make money while keep greenies happy.
    Sure, governments approve reactors.
    But they probably demand the right to approve rockets launching to Earth orbit and there’s private rockets these days.
    Are we sure there’s not a technical issue with thorium?

  198. Cardimona

    Like the man said – the government lost interest in thorium cos you couldn’t make weapons from the reactors. Who approves nuclear reactors?

    Sure, back in the day I can understand that motivation.
    But why not now with plenty of nuclear weapons and a “climate crisis”?
    Make money while keep greenies happy.
    Sure, governments approve reactors.
    But they probably demand the right to approve rockets launching to Earth orbit and there’s private rockets these days.
    Are we sure there’s not a technical issue with thorium?

  199. Fat Tony

    Cardimona – I see your problem: “ …keep greenies happy.”

    In what universe do you think that will happen?

  200. Cardimona

    FT, I dunno – in the absence of a currently-operating demo thorium-fired electricity generator I can’t help thinking it has technical issues like hydrogen does and it’s just another distraction squirrel.

  201. Confused Old Misfit

    We’re aii doomed! said Hanrahan.

  202. cohenite

    This is what puzzles me; if thorium is cheaper/cleaner/safer than uranium etc, then why not use it to produce electricity and make money?

    Apart from weapons uranium is established now. Kirk Sorensen, who knows as much as anyone about the comparisons between uranium and Thorium provides a short guide:

  203. Cardimona

    Cohenite!
    Are you Frank/dot?

  204. NoFixedAddress

    Cardimona
    #3344490, posted on March 5, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Are we sure there’s not a technical issue with thorium?

    I want the first commercial Australian Nuclear Power Station built in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

    My RMIT Economics 101 Tutor back yay when used to brag to us part time capitalist running dog horse soldiers how he was part of creating the Fitzroy Co-op that was going to lead Australia into a new and shining Utopia.

    He probably ended up at the policy section of Treasury before going to the RBA in Collins Street.

    At least the Victorian Port and Road mob are now full on declaring their allegiance to our shining future.

  205. JC

    No, Cronkite is a nuclear scientist and builds reactors on weekends. On weekdays he’s busy with land transfers.

  206. Self-isolate?
    Does that mean it’s an honour system?
    They should be quarantined by the state.

    What’s this? CL, champion of the oppressed and campaigner for the falsely accused, wants to use the coercive power of the state to imprison people who have committed no crime?

    And on the Cat, no less. For shame.

  207. Thefrollickingmole

    On the same standard of “proof” I declare the krispy creme commando an anti vaccer.

  208. NoFixedAddress

    Cardimona
    #3344498, posted on March 5, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Cohenite!
    Are you Frank/dot?

    and I laughed and laughed and laughed.

    bloody good question.

    thorium is a distraction wombat along with pumped storage, giant batteries, all of the evil solar and deadly wind turbine crap.

  209. Knuckle Dragger

    No worries monty.

    Let the zombies run free.

  210. I have stocked some Carlton Draught, but alas those are dwindling as we speak.

  211. cohenite

    Well, there you are Cardi, the resident brains trust of head prefect and the other guy have answered the question.

    Thorium has worked. It can use high grade uranium waste as a fuel; Australia has the world’s 2nd biggest deposits; we should have more distractions

  212. NoFixedAddress

    and the carona 19 s or l whatever should be called the renewable energy virus.

    ffs have you checked out the filth and pollution going on in China because the poor bastards are processing some of the deadliest metal technologies ever created.

  213. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  214. I am actually quite worried for Lizzie. Visiting America at all, let alone on a cruise ship, seems fraught with danger given the negligence of the government in stopping the spread of COVID-19. At her age, she will be in great danger.

  215. NoFixedAddress

    Black Ball
    #3344510, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I have stocked some Carlton Draught, but alas those are dwindling as we speak.

    BB
    totally agree with the sentiment
    In times of crises it is important to have proper priorities.

  216. NoFixedAddress

    m0nty

    are you and cohenite a tag team

  217. johanna

    Cardimona, dot was always banging on about thorium reactors, too. But as you point out, if they are so great, how come they are not widely used?

    I read something about this a few years ago, maybe at Watts Up With That, and it seems that they are simply more complicated and less efficient than conventional reactors. Like many of the ‘breakthroughs’ in energy production, they are technically possible but not very practical compared with existing methods.

  218. Heck no NFA, I think cohenite hates my guts.

  219. Armadillo

    mOnts is somewhat confused because he doesn’t understand social responsibility.

    He would be fully supportive of a gay hooker whose lover got diagnosed with AIDS, but continues to turn up on the street corner every night.

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Heck no NFA, I think cohenite hates my guts.

    Most posters on this blog do, monty. Deal with it and move on.

  221. You know who is probably not going to die of coronavirus? Pell. Thanks, coercive power of the state!

  222. Armadillo

    I think cohenite hates my guts.

    Disagreement with your views isn’t hate, mOnster.

  223. NoFixedAddress

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3344513, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    chillout time

  224. Normally I would agree with you Dillo. In this case, no.

  225. mh

    Amy Mek
    @AmyMek
    ·
    Mar 2
    MEDIA BLACKOUT

    Migrants (invading soldiers) are deliberately harming babies so they cry for the cameras in Greece & throughout Europe

    Human traffickers are smuggling these kids into Europe while jihadists & the fake news uses them as props to pimp & exploit emotions from public

    https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1234439481295376384?s=20

    And check out this one

    https://twitter.com/AsianDef/status/1234445904557608960?s=20

  226. NoFixedAddress

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3344513, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    chillout time

  227. mh

    Amy Mek
    @AmyMek
    ·
    Mar 2
    MEDIA BLACKOUT

    Migrants (invading soldiers) are deliberately harming babies so they cry for the cameras in Greece & throughout Europe

    Human traffickers are smuggling these kids into Europe while jih adists & the fake news uses them as props to pimp & exploit emotions from public

    https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1234439481295376384?s=20

    And check out this one

    https://twitter.com/AsianDef/status/1234445904557608960?s=20

  228. Steve trickler

    This is impressive.

    A bloke going through a child custody dispute decides to represent himself in the Family Court. What you see here is him 14 months later after the initial proceedings, when the Judge said you can have access to the Law Library. He took that option.

    Look what occurs. Boom!

    He rattled the Judge and got the DA arrested. Not taken into custody, but a citizen arrest. The Judge ultimately found HIM in contempt, but that was later dropped via mail because they did not want such video to be captured again. He asked specifically for all the video pertaining to the case. As you will see. And got it.

    And he would have done it again.

    Cool, calm and rock solid in his defense against a shitty system.



    He g0t 49/51 custody of his kids.

  229. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3344526, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I think cohenite hates my guts.

    Disagreement with your views isn’t hate, mOnster.

    Shyte, was going to say that.

  230. NoFixedAddress

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3344513, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    chillout time

  231. Lazlo

    You are not in the slightest “worried” for Lizzie, m0nty. It is just an excuse for parroting Democrat talking points. Fake and disgusting.

  232. Fisky

    Epping Boys School closed after Year 11 tests positive. Australia is in big big trouble.

  233. Armadillo

    Anyone got a good link to a video that explains left-right politics? Something simple.

    A builder mate is struggling to understand. I try and explain, but I just get blank stares. Much like the ones I give him when he’s trying to explaining building stuff to me.

    Google is pretty much biased on this political stuff. Although, I suspect some of the stuff the tradies get up to is equally as shonky.

  234. Mark A

    Fisky
    #3344536, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Epping Boys School closed after Year 11 tests positive. Australia is in big big trouble.

    Wonder what % of student would fit a certain category freshly back from a visit or with relatives of the same?

  235. Steve trickler

    <a href = "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmqZ6op1acs&t"&lt; 24 years on from that court case. A interview with the bloke, Michael Alexander.

    The interviewer needs to refine his craft.

  236. Infidel Tiger

    Epping Boys School closed after Year 11 tests positive. Australia is in big big trouble.

    Ah so!

    Chance in a million doc. Who would have guessed Jack Smith would catch them Coronavirus.

  237. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone got a good link to a video that explains left-right politics? Something simple.

    Left wing politics? Google “Ho Chi Minh.” “Those who deviate from the Party line will be smashed.”

  238. NoFixedAddress

    johanna
    #3344520, posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Cardimona, dot was always banging on about thorium reactors, too. But as you point out, if they are so great, how come they are not widely used?

    I read something about this a few years ago, maybe at Watts Up With That, and it seems that they are simply more complicated and less efficient than conventional reactors. Like many of the ‘breakthroughs’ in energy production, they are technically possible but not very practical compared with existing methods.

    Johanna

    Totally agree

    absolute waste of time to bother with thorium.

    ffs the Americans are running nuclear powered ships and submarines all around the world.

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