Tuesday Forum: March 17, 2020

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  1. notafan

    Gunner

    Coles express for milk

  2. Ed Case

    Cold chisel + pliers/toothache?

  3. Meh, means nothing … you have pre-existing insanity.

    Lol
    Pay that,Danno

  4. cohenite

    The fat troll is still alive. Disappointed.

  5. notafan

    They were Calli.

    Not a fan of the scatter cushion.

  6. Coles express for milk

    Yeah, thanks nota. There’s one right at my tram stop. Always a bit extra so not a usual shop for me.
    But I bet it’s got supply.
    Will actually go in the morning for a recce

  7. cohenite

    One of the great female silent actresses and stars, Maude Adams; what a profile; although from the front her beauty was less apparent:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28634653673/in/album-72157641338241483

  8. I’ve got some 60% isopropyl on my bookshelf for cleaning the polish off DPLRBL….
    Can I safely mix it with Coke at a pinch?
    Chemistry Cats please feel free to advise….

  9. egg_

    What’s the Chief Wrongologist’s prepping strategy?

  10. I think it’s Dan has been booted.
    Quoting his last has gone straight into the hamster pen…

  11. EvilElvis

    FMD. Life in Australian small business…

    Signed a conditional contract of sale for the business today. Conditional on the government not wigging out and closing places of hospitality due to covid19. By the 14th of April. FMD.

    Anyone want to start a sweep on the outcome? I’ll throw a six-pack of toilet paper in as a prize.

  12. egg_

    notafan
    #3360768, posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for all the positive foraging tips.

  13. EvilElvis

    Local junior basketball just got shit canned because corona. It’s a fucking conspiracy! The pricks couldn’t handle me coaching another team of no hopers to a championship. Bastards!

  14. why but why did you not just shoot them dead

    drag their carcass around the back and torch it

    free car

    My man,NFA, succinctly sums up the new #MadMax economy!
    Respect
    Koreans on Rooftops?
    Yeah yeah nah nah nah nah nah, hold my beer,xunt…

  15. egg_

    The fat troll is still alive.

    Is Arma keeping a book?

  16. Atoms for Peace

    Let’s hope that the Chinese Communist Party educates the proles that CITES is a convention and not a recipe book.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Auskick and Netball all cancelled.

    If you see or suspect anyone of being a Chicom, punch them in the head until their hair bleeds.

  18. Struth keeps on proving he is the dumbest person at the Cat.

    Just-the-flu Crew will be totally vindicated.
    Confirmed.
    :profit:

  19. calli

    On unemployment troubles. Perhaps it’s time employees across the board accept slightly lower salaries to keep their co-workers employed.

  20. notafan

    I have another.

    In hospital pharmacies.

  21. Just heard the Qld Premier say we are in the “fight of our lives”. Trying to be a female Winston Churchill.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    On unemployment troubles. Perhaps it’s time employees across the board accept slightly lower salaries to keep their co-workers employed.

    Most small business owners are already the lowest paid in the organisation.

  23. calli

    Never let a good crisis go to waste. We are being softened up for the removal of the few liberties we have left.

    Aaaaaand now, right on cue, the unions are mouthing off.

    My suggestion up thread would go down like a lead balloon with these dills.

  24. egg_

    Just heard the Qld Premier say we are in the “fight of our lives”.

    Just when Gladys is trying to keep everyone calm.

  25. 132andBush

    Just heard the Qld Premier say we are in the “fight of our lives”. Trying to be a female Winston Churchill.

    If a real existential threat came along this country would fold in less than five working days. FMD!

  26. notafan

    Dr Higgins I presume*

    *Toorak coronamary

  27. Caveman

    I believe the children are our future…

    ….carriers.

  28. 132andBush

    Oh and congratulations to Struth.

  29. egg_

    Is Toorak the epicentre of the Cov19??????…I’m just going to say yes , because.

    JC’s bloody Chinese sweatshop!

  30. calli

    Most small business owners are already the lowest paid in the organisation.

    Been there, done that.

    The employees need to trim down so their workmates stay gainfully employed.

    My litmus test – meeting, put it to the staff. Those who refuse will be the first shed.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    A n d r e w
    @andrewwhiteau
    ·
    2h
    Important: police RBT devices are sensitive enough to detect recent hand sanitiser use in an enclosed cabin or even on the officer’s hand. False positives are possible (and it has happened to me).

    https://twitter.com/andrewwhiteau/status/1239777559820128256

  32. mh

    Just heard the Qld Premier say we are in the “fight of our lives”. Trying to be a female Winston Churchill.

    The Battle of Britain may have been the “fight of our lives”. Not sure it applies to someone at home watching Pornhub.

  33. egg_

    Teh Dumb: disabled in wheelchairs being jostled entering Supermarket doors.

  34. Oh, and the bit about serviette and paper towels not breaking down is complete and utter BS.

    Went for a slash in the plumbed Dubai Porta-Potty today, some genius had put handtowel in there.
    Flushed…
    Yeah nah nah nah, do that for long enough and don’t front when the plumber asks for a $2k service charge up front.
    The turd terriers are gonna be busy…

  35. Infidel Tiger

    This is the most observant Lent in centuries.

    Everyone is participating.

  36. Gunner:
    Here’s some tips from Winston’s Bunker:
    1. Keep your eye on the recyclable bins – grab a couple if it looks like TSHTF. Or buy 3 of the smaller 60l bins. Put a placcy bag in each one so you know it’s there if you discover a pinhole in one of them.
    Lazy Hint: Fill them with water when you get the empty to your bathroom – not at the roadway outside your twelve block apartment. The steps are a killer.
    2. Ladies – feminine hygiene products. Stock up while price is low. But you probably already have.
    3. Clean the aircon filters – if you can, make a sock for them with an old T shirt. Soak the T shirt in a dilute solution of betadine. Very dilute – it only has to vaguely colour the water. I get mine from Chemist warehouse. Let the filter/sock dry and replace 2 – 3 days.
    4. Toilet paper.
    5. Check your stocks of cocaine for use by dates.

  37. Odds that JC will be the first Cat confirmed?
    2.1 I reckon.
    Lizzie still easing fav @1.4
    GunnerBet

  38. MatrixTransform

    Can I safely mix it with Coke at a pinch?

    No.

    deader than AirBNB

  39. cohenite

    Some more must read books with their blurbs:

    Yesterday’s virgin: She knew what a girl had to do to join the club; she didn’t care, they would have r.ped her anyway.
    Call Boy; he worked for love and was well paid for it
    The Waxing Moon: every week she visited Kim Moon’s waxing salon; and each time her passion grew. She had to have more and more of Kim. But what did she have left to wax?
    Stud: He was king in a city of lust. Girls didn’t know his name, but they knew his body.

    The last one is for head prefect.

  40. calli

    Never in the field of human foraging was so much disgust owed by so many to so few.

  41. cohenite

    Some more must read books with their blurbs:

    Runaway Wanton: She hated men but couldn’t resist them; she desired women but feared lesbian viciousness.
    Call Boy; he worked for love and was well paid for it.
    The Waxing Moon: every week she visited Kim Moon’s waxing salon; and each time her passion grew. She had to have more and more of Kim. But what did she have left to wax?
    Stud: He was king in a city of lust. Girls didn’t know his name, but they knew his body.

    The last one is for head prefect.

  42. calli

    Oh, and the bit about serviette and paper towels not breaking down is complete and utter BS.

    As you wish. Do keep using them.

  43. cohenite

    Is lesbian a banned word

  44. cohenite

    What about wanton, or stud.

  45. Struth

    Question.
    Would you expect a higher deathrate from a virus without a vaccine?

    Yes.
    Would you expect a higher death rate from a bad flu with no flu injection helping?
    Yes.

    Still …………..we know it’s a corona virus.
    We also know not everyone who gets it has to go to hospital.
    Eighty percent won’t even know they’ve got it.
    Most will not go to anything more than the doctor to be told to get a puffer and take some panadol.
    Like flu, even if it is “pedantically not a flu”, it is acting like one, exactly like one where the very elderly go on to suffer Pneumonia.
    Italy is again run by socialist government , run by China with the Chinese working in the Northern part of the country……………………………….hmmmmm.
    Old population…………..what could go wrong …and is it in both China’s and Italian government interest to act like typical parasitic socialists taking advantage of every crisis.

    Our hospitals would not have been swamped, but are more likely to be now.

    The result of panic will be worse than the virus, and will kill more people.
    Way more.

  46. MatrixTransform

    turd terriers

    LOL.

    fucking pipe monkeys

  47. The pricks couldn’t handle me coaching another team of no hopers to a championship. Bastards!

    😃😃
    Good stuff, coach

  48. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Casual airline wukka says his boss doesn’t know WTF is going on.

  49. Fleeced

    5. Check your stocks of cocaine for use by dates.

    Mine says March 2020, but it’s just a Best Before date. Is it still OK?

  50. turd terriers

    Hehe, yes, in the spirit of the Cat, I have to attribute that.
    H/t David DeVercelli, beautifully coiffed hardass chippy from BITD.
    Young labourer Gunner, oh how he laughed!
    Still worth using bloody 20 years later.
    Respect David

  51. Howard Hill

    There has been a run on sugar.

    The ant army on the march requires food.

    Used to make Alcohol.

  52. Gunner:

    I’ve got some 60% isopropyl on my bookshelf for cleaning the polish off DPLRBL….
    Can I safely mix it with Coke at a pinch?
    Chemistry Cats please feel free to advise….

    Nooo…
    War stories – when i was training, there was a bloke in the Mens ward who would chuck a fit nearly every afternoon. He was an alcoholic we later worked out. He’d knocked off a couple of those boxes of alcowipes – the ones with a single pad soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
    We were putting him back to bed after another of his inexplicable fits, and we found in his pillow a couple of dozen of the sucked dry pads.
    Not good.

  53. rickw

    When the $750 dollar payments are deposited into people’s accounts – not until March 31 – there will be another spike in bog roll sales.

    That’s good, in amongst the ammo purchase I dropped $800 on a 1945 Lithgow No.I Mk.III with a great looking barrel. Nothing like a Government funded gun purchase!

  54. MatrixTransform

    Coronavirus Cases: 182,834
    Deaths: 7,174
    Recovered:79,885

    normal flu: Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.0

  55. Struth

    Look at what you are not being told.
    Don’t panic says the government but then says, we are in the fight of our lives.
    That would have had to be worth one brown Aldi bag from the Ch ink s for that little rev up to panic.

    We are governed by traitors.
    Seriously.
    Believe them at your peril.

  56. Caveman

    There has been a run on sugar

    Ha, the guy in front of me in the check out today ,just had three bags of white sugar and a loaf of white bread.
    I thought wtf?

    Makes sense sugar for alcohol and white bread use it as gap filler to.plug up any leaks in the still.

  57. MatrixTransform

    We are governed by traitors.

    true

    Seriously.

    der

    Believe them at your peril.

    yah

    normal flu: Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.0

  58. MatrixTransform

    three bags of white sugar and a loaf of white bread.

    about the right mix for 25 litres of brew

    add some weetbix and all bran

    …or tomato paste

  59. Winston,my bathroom is tiny dude!
    A recycle bin full of water in there?
    I can catch a little rainfall on a tarp, Tom Hanx style.
    Wilston!
    😃

  60. calli

    Struth we are being given mixed messages by Government. So the adults amongst us have to use our brains.

    My advice to my children – don’t panic, all will be well. However, the time lapse until the “wellness” may be long, so be prudent. So have those items to hand that you use most, and have another lot as spares. Plus a list of alternatives and be prepared to be inventive.

    And if it all gets too much, bug out to my place. That way we can sort it out together.

  61. Nothing like a Government funded gun purchase!

    Rick, stop fkng around – when are my goddamn BB guns coming???

  62. calli

    I missed the end bit.

    And have a nice holiday here.

  63. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3360739, posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Oh boy!

    Apparently the overseas call centres are in complete meltdown.

    Top plan that.
    Save $100 meg offshoring to Chinglish speakers.
    Spend $150 meg advertising that you care deeply about your customers.
    An image which is completely blown up as soon as you talk to “Hi, I’m Alfred” or “Welcome to Fuctup Corp. My name is Cynthia”.

  64. Fleeced:


    Mine says March 2020, but it’s just a Best Before date. Is it still OK?

    Send it to me and I’ll have it tested for efficacy.
    Efficacy Test is 1 x 48 pack date roll.
    Ta.

  65. Struth

    Coronavirus Cases: 182,834

    Prove it.
    Hospitalisations?
    reported to local doc?
    Death rate of hospitalised or assumed total or not?

    Fucking vague statistics will kill us.
    years from now historians will say that the west was killed by those that said , ” a new study has found”…………..and people never looked at the whole picture.

  66. Mark A

    rickw
    #3360827, posted on March 17, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    When the $750 dollar payments are deposited into people’s accounts – not until March 31 – there will be another spike in bog roll sales.

    That’s good, in amongst the ammo purchase I dropped $800 on a 1945 Lithgow No.I Mk.III with a great looking barrel. Nothing like a Government funded gun purchase!

    Who is going to get this payment BTW?

    I don’t need it or want it, it’s a very poor idea, if pensioners need more help increase the payments permanently.

  67. Gunner:

    Winston,my bathroom is tiny dude!

    FFS.
    Shower cabinet. Plug the drain hole. Run multiple layers of duct tape around the damn thing – making sure the door is well supported.
    Turn on tap.
    Best excuse for not showering evah!

  68. Nick

    Apparently the overseas call centres are in complete meltdown.

    Apparently they are open, but as all transport including jeepneys is out, they can’t get to work.

  69. vlad

    Mr French Empire Clocks actually said that?

    No. It’s a fake account.

  70. notafan

    Calli

    You are correct.

    My girls are both having first babies and are right to be concerned.

    And my relative now getting chemo is extremely vunerable and I will beat off the foolish and blaze (spelling) with a big stick.

    We have much discussion.

    And there is a rural bolt hole with an ample supply of toilet paper.

  71. Struth

    If you are a frail old cat, over say 75, please be careful.
    Don’t go out tongue pashing anyone.
    Or rimming, apparently……………………..as a new study has found!
    The rest of you, some unfortunately, are going to live.
    Now fucking calm down.

  72. MatrixTransform

    mate, in all seriousness, there is nothing to prove
    all over the world the response has been the same
    slow, then pandemonium

    even if the numbers are wrong by a factor of 1000 the invisible fucker is a dead set killer

  73. vlad

    Brett Sutton, Victorian CMO should have his door kicked in and every scrap of food removed from his home.

    Panic-mongering tool.

    Yep.

  74. egg_

    Peter van Onselen
    @vanOnselenP
    The chief medical officer is currently telling Alan Jones on radio it’s “stupid” and “silly” people are buying two weeks worth of food. Perhaps, but he needs to tell the states, because at least one state government recommended exactly that! The inconsistency is gobsmacking.

  75. Stimpson J. Cat

    Struth stop whinging just because the Truckies have to actually do some work for a change.
    At least you get to have some Meth.
    Stay Positive Jesus Christ.

  76. EvilElvis

    Good stuff, coach

    Ripped off the opportunity to drop an ‘accidental’ clanger regarding another fuckwit coach and ‘accidentally’ drop the F & C bombs in my presentation night speech. Bastards!

  77. lotocoti

    Just heard the Qld Premier say we are in the “fight of our lives”.

    Somebody’s setting themself up as the heroic leader, whose steely resolve singlehandedly saved QLD.
    H/T The Anna Blight Big Book Of Hyperbowl.

  78. Mitch M.

    MatrixTransform
    #3360853, posted on March 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    mate, in all seriousness, there is nothing to prove
    all over the world the response has been the same
    slow, then pandemonium

    even if the numbers are wrong by a factor of 1000 the invisible fucker is a dead set killer

    If the government had gone for a full lock down at the earliest opportunity things now would be returning to normal or nearly so. Fair enough, a full lock down back then would have looked like massive overkill but that’s how it goes with new bugs. It can take weeks and months to know how serious it all is.

  79. Arky

    Winston,my bathroom is tiny dude!
    A recycle bin full of water in there?

    ..
    What’s this for? Rinsing off the hamster after use?

  80. Mater

    So, an average of something like 40 hoarded bog rolls per Australian household.
    Much better.

    Nah. I might have thought so until I spoke to the local checkout ladies in our sleepy little rural hamlet.
    Apparently (she got photos) before the typically lethargic locals even realised that the Corona Virus was a ‘thing’, a group of little Chinese raiders from Melbourne turned up with SUVs (with Cage trailers) and emptied the entire stock of dunny paper in town. They were doing shuttle runs with trolleys packed to the gunnels with just toilet paper. Quite a sight apparently.

    How do I know they weren’t locals? The local Chinese restaurant owner is as ethnic as we get here.

    The resulting empty shelves initiated a run on the paper, but there is a tonne of people up here bumming bog rolls from friends. Not everyone has 40 rolls, and locals are turning on each other for being ‘selfish’. Most haven’t heard what actually happened.

  81. MatrixTransform

    I wasn’t joking about the infectious diseases doc yesterday … he really did go panic buying at chemists all weekend

    there are 2 doctors and a vet in and amongst the extended family.

    All of them are seriously concerned

    even if 97% of us will survive it probably is time to panic just a bit

  82. Struth

    If you are a frail old cat, thank the younger ones for panicking from propaganda, as you’ll probably now die earlier in a hospital of something else the west once had the money and facilities to cure.

    If there was one young death it would be world headlines.
    What are you not being told?

  83. kaysee

    The HC now has the additional submissions it requested, on a certain alleged case, that took place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
    Named after the same St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day it is today.
     
    HC is aware of how important and sensitive this case is. They would have worked out that GP is Not Guilty. But how to deal with it? Maybe, it is about appearances. Not just being fair and just, but being seen as being fair and just. If that is possible in this case.
     
    I think (and hope) after suitable processes and appearances of deliberations, and the additional submissions, they will acquit him 7-0.
    Or at least 4-3.
     
    The 3 judges Kiefel, Gageler, Keane. And Bell with criminal law experience, will be putting her reputation on the line, if she doesn’t.
     
    If it gets sent back to CoA, or any other decision, time to shut down the HC.

  84. Arky

    calli
    #3360838, posted on March 17, 2020 at 6:32 pm
    Struth we are being given mixed messages by Government. So the adults amongst us have to use our brains.

    My advice to my children – don’t panic, all will be well. However, the time lapse until the “wellness” may be long, so be prudent. So have those items to hand that you use most, and have another lot as spares. Plus a list of alternatives and be prepared to be inventive.

    ..
    Calli, excellent advice as always.

  85. egg_

    The Dumb: Prof Peter Pockley – Virus is a PCR test, don’t know immunity, no rapid antibody test.

  86. Ed Case

    Coronavirus Cases: 182,834
    Deaths: 7,174
    Recovered:79,885

    normal flu: Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.0

    Most people have never had flu, its way worse than bronchitis and only slightly less deadly than Pneumonia.
    Since there exists this confusion about what Flu is wouldn’t the better comparison be case fatality rate for Corona-Beer versus Case Fatality rate for Pneumonia?
    After all, the claim is that Corona is a serious disease whereas every man and his dog reckons hes got The Flu at the first sign of a sniffle.

  87. Isn’t fantastic to see our Government taking charge of the situation and brigading our very substantial private and public research, lab and uni resources to work cooperatively on a vaccine.
    Aided of course by all of those thousands of climate change researchers who can can contribute so much with their modelling skills.
    Pothios/Turnbull cronies bidding for the production contracts in conjun action with the Union superfunds.
    Just like Governments used to act in a crisis. I feel so much more confident now.

  88. egg_

    Italy has the same curve as everyone else*, health services were overwhelmed.

    *Outside of: China, Singapore, S & N Korea, IIRC.

  89. Nick

    Kaysee, I was told the HC aren’t hearing any new cases until August

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    Aided of course by all of those thousands of climate change researchers who can can contribute so much with their modelling skills.

    Snort! if you got that lot modelling the Wubug the last simulated Australian will’ve expired in about three weeks time.

  91. egg_

    Yesterday’s Teh Dumb: lawyer said sanitation in courts is horrific.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    Adam Creighton
    @Adam_Creighton

    If taxpayers are going to bail out large corporations, they should get equity + and slash exec pay to non-obscene levels. #auspol #ausecon

    Exactly.

    No more corporate bailouts without taxpayers getting equity.

  93. Howard Hill

    Does anyone else think this has more to do with the worlds failing economy than the virus itself? Negative interest rates, one trillion printed injection into the worlds economy, everyone broke and no way to pay it back. Lots saying we’re heading for an economic reset and the virus is being used as cover.

    And why am I not seeing dead or dying people everywhere?
    And why would you give money to dole bludgers instead of those actually producing something?
    And why does the channel seven chopper chill people to their feet?
    And why so many unanswered questions?

    It’s all a bit suss!

  94. egg_

    Aided of course by all of those thousands of climate change researchers who can can contribute so much with their modelling skills.

    The Yanks are modelling it, apparently, but experts say their lockdown was 2 weeks too late to flatten the curve.

  95. Helen

    Hey cats! Following from the approx 2,000 ICU beds we have in Oz, how many ventilators and how many extracorpreal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines, do you reckon. I saw where Flinders raised 120,000 for a new ECMO machine for their intensive care unit so they are not cheap.

    Here is a story where a lady’s life was saved. John Campbell says they would be needed following ventilation when a corona patients lungs fill and they cannot breathe, basically keeping the blood oxygenated and decarbon dioxided until the lungs can repair themselves.

    I know, lets invest in these instead of pink bats. Oh, too late.

  96. Lotocoti:

    Somebody’s setting themself up as the heroic leader, whose steely resolve singlehandedly saved QLD.
    H/T The Anna Blight Big Book Of Hyperbowl.

    Yep if there’s one thing that was predictable, it was the Pandemic Theatre from the bosses because they have yet again been caught utterly unprepared.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    The resulting empty shelves initiated a run on the paper

    Went to the local Coles on Saturday, it was quite normal except for no bogroll, rice or baked beans.
    Went again this afternoon.
    It was like an army of locusts had gone through the place.
    !!!

  98. egg_

    Italy has the same curve as everyone else*, health services were overwhelmed.

    *Outside of: China, Singapore, S & N Korea, IIRC.

    c. 5k cases 14 days from first 100.

  99. JC

    Who’s looking for a bailout?

  100. Infidel Tiger

    Who’s looking for a bailout?

    You wait.

  101. Ed Case

    Somebody’s setting themself up as the heroic leader, whose steely resolve singlehandedly saved QLD.
    H/T The Anna Blight Big Book Of Hyperbowl.

    just a hypothesis, did Morrison offer a bipartisan announcement to Albanese and he demanded to be part of Cabinet decision making?
    The Oz today has him whining about not having input in Cabinet on Corona and the Labor Premiers are now puffing themselves up.

  102. Arky

    How many more times do I have to tell people to stop panicking?
    Look, you’re not going to contract it. And if you do, the chances of snuffing it are small.
    So just stop
    Choke.
    Cough.
    Wheeze.
    Oh my.
    Urrrrrrrrrrggggghhh.
    Har. Harrrrrrrrrr. Harrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Urgle. Floop.
    ..
    [parp!]

  103. Mitch M.

    Howard Hill
    #3360880, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    Does anyone else think this has more to do with the worlds failing economy than the virus itself? Negative interest rates, one trillion printed injection into the worlds economy, everyone broke and no way to pay it back. Lots saying we’re heading for an economic reset and the virus is being used as cover.

    There certainly were some very worrying economic indicators long before this and in relation to Australia long before the bush fires. I don’t think stimulus package is going to restore confidence. What the pandemic does allow is for governments to blame it when the signs of economic distress have long been apparent so in that sense it is a cover story. There is even the argument that but for Australia’s very large immigrant intake we would be in much more trouble. I’ve never understood why the government allowed this when under employment and unemployment(real unemployment, not that ABS figures) have been a constant worry in this country although I suspect it kept the government masters, the corporations, happy.

  104. kaysee

    calli
    #3358125, posted on March 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    calli, after reading your comment, I gave a fleeting thought to updating my id:
     
    Tarzan (previously, kaysee)
    with Gravatar
     
    Nah. Not needed. Problem solved.

  105. kaysee

    What does that mean, Nick?

  106. mh

    A JAPANESE man who appeared to have recovered from coronavirus tested positive again less than three weeks after he left a medical facility where he was being treated.

    The Japanese man who is in his seventies first tested positive February 14 while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship during its quarantine.

  107. Roger

    If taxpayers are going to bail out large corporations, they should get equity + and slash exec pay to non-obscene levels.

    And representatiion on the boards.

  108. calli

    Uh oh. Arky agrees with me.

    Now I’m rooly rooly scared. 😁

    Guys, I had a cholera outbreak in the village 100m from my back door. Three little kids in tow and no escape route. You just have to be sensible about these things.

    I won’t mention the riots and tear gas and looting a year later. I don’t want to scare the horses.

  109. Arky

    Now I’m rooly rooly scared. 😁

    ..
    [slap, slap, slap, slap, slap]
    Snap out of it. Stop panicking.
    [SLAP]

  110. MatrixTransform

    And representation on the boards.

    cost cutting

    bloody joyce is stripping $25M from QuaintArse.

    I’ll do the job for $2M

  111. pete m

    If you read the outline of oral argument for the appellent in GP v. Queen it succinctly shows how devastatingly bad the jury got it and the VCA. Just aweful.

    End this shameful verdict now!

  112. Porter

    Mate just sent a couple of photos from regional Coles. Stripped bare. And I mean absolutely stripped bare. No fruit. No vegetables. No packed food of any sort. Nine. Zip. No dog food even. It is u f****** believable.

  113. Fleeced

    Who’s looking for a bailout?

    Well, I wasn’t asking, but sure – I’ll take some cash.

    I think Qantas will be “saved.”

  114. Arky

    calli
    #3360897, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm
    [sob, hurrr hurrr hurrr sob sob sob whimper.
    ..

    I SAID SNAP OUT OF IT.

  115. JC

    Maxi

    I don’t like him as a person, but the Irish midget is the best airline CEO in the world.

  116. MatrixTransform

    It is u f****** believable

    I said panic a little bit … not a lot

    ffs!

  117. Fleeced

    Oh, the NRL were already asking… scum. They have loads of money. I hope they don’t get a cent.

  118. egg_

    The Lancet:

    As of March 1, 2020, 79 968 patients in China and 7169 outside of China had tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1 Among Chinese patients, 2873 deaths had occurred, equivalent to a mortality rate of 3·6% (95% CI 3·5–3·7), while 104 deaths from COVID-19 had been reported outside of China (1·5% [1·2–1·7]). However, these mortality rate estimates are based on the number of deaths relative to the number of confirmed cases of infection, which is not representative of the actual death rate; patients who die on any given day were infected much earlier, and thus the denominator of the mortality rate should be the total number of patients infected at the same time as those who died.

    /Elon Musk

  119. Fisky

    Who’s looking for a bailout?

    lol

  120. 2dogs

    Because I refuse to subscribe to Foreign Policy magazine, here is the Phillippe Legrain article:

    ARGUMENT
    The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It

    The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.

    BY PHILIPPE LEGRAIN | MARCH 12, 2020, 1:31 PM

    Until recently, most policymakers and investors remained complacent about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. As late as the end of February, most wrongly assumed that it would have only a brief, limited, China-specific impact. Now they realize that it is generating a global shock, which may be sharp—but which most still expect to be short. But what if the economic disruption has an enduring impact? Could the coronavirus pandemic even be the nail in the coffin for the current era of globalization?

    The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the downsides of extensive international integration while fanning fears of foreigners and providing legitimacy for national restrictions on global trade and flows of people.

    All sorts of businesses have suddenly realized the risks of relying on complex global supply chains that are specific not just to China—but to particular places such as Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic. Chinese people—and now Italians, Iranians, Koreans, and others—have become widely seen as vectors of disease; senior Republican politicians in the United States have even labeled the disease the “Chinese coronavirus.”

    Meanwhile, governments of all stripes have rushed to impose travel bans, additional visa requirements, and export restrictions. The travel ban on most arrivals from Europe that U.S. President Donald Trump announced on March 11 is particularly broad, but far from unique. All of this is making economies more national and politics more nationalistic.

    Much of this disruption may be temporary. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to have a lasting impact, especially when it reinforces other trends that are already undermining globalization. It may deal a blow to fragmented international supply chains, reduce the hypermobility of global business travelers, and provide political fodder for nationalists who favor greater protectionism and immigration controls.

    The complex China-centered global supply chains on which so many Western companies have come to rely are particularly at risk.The complex China-centered global supply chains on which so many Western companies have come to rely are particularly at risk. The cost advantage of producing in China has eroded in recent years as the country has become richer and wages have soared. The risks of doing so were highlighted by President Trump’s imposition of punitive tariffs on imports from China in 2018 and 2019, leading businesses to scramble for alternatives.
    While the January deal marked a fragile truce in the U.S.-China trade war, the perils of producing in China remain; both Democrats and Republicans increasingly view China as a long-term strategic rival that needs to be contained. And no sooner had the trade war abated than the coronavirus intervened. The extended shutdown of many Chinese factories has pushed exports down 17 percent in the first two months of the year compared with a year earlier, and it has disrupted the production of European cars, iPhones, and other consumer goods.

    Inertia is a powerful thing. And there are still many advantages to producing in China, such as scale and efficient logistics. But the coronavirus crisis could mark a tipping point that prompts many businesses to remodel their supply chains and invest in more resilient and often more local patterns of production.

    One option is to shift and diversify operations across other Asian economies, such as Vietnam or Indonesia. Another is to shorten supply chains, with U.S. companies moving production to Mexico and European ones to Eastern Europe or Turkey. A third is to invest in robots and 3D printing within advanced economies, producing locally closer to consumers.

    A second enduring consequence of the coronavirus crisis may be reduced business travel. Technology gurus have long argued that videoconferencing and chat apps would eliminate the need for most business travel and allow many people to work from home more. Yet until the coronavirus crisis, business travel had continued growing, seemingly inexorably.

    Now, whether because of government bans, business decisions, or individual caution, all but the most essential international travel has been canceled, and those who can work from home are increasingly staying put.

    COVID-19 is as American as apple pie now—and people are more likely to catch the virus from their neighbors than from foreigners.
    Blindsided on the Supply Side
    The coronavirus outbreak has shown that supply-chain disruptions could wreak far greater havoc on the global economy—and national security—than most CEOs and governments realize.
    Thanks to this forced grounding, businesses may discover that while face-to-face meetings are sometimes necessary, technological alternatives are often just fine—and also much less costlyThanks to this forced grounding, businesses may discover that while face-to-face meetings are sometimes necessary, technological alternatives are often just fine—and also much less costly, time-consuming, and detrimental to family life. And at a time of increasing concern about the impact of airplane emissions on the climate, and with many businesses keen to highlight their commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability, there is both an environmental reason and an economic one why business travel may decline.
    Perhaps most significantly, the coronavirus crisis plays into the hands of nationalists who favor greater immigration controls and protectionism.
    The speed and scope of the virus’s spread across the globe have spotlighted people’s vulnerability to seemingly distant foreign threats. The coronavirus has not just spread to global hubs such as London and New York. It has also leaped directly to provincial cities such as Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-largest city; nursing homes in the suburbs of Seattle; and even small towns such as Castiglione d’Adda (population: 4,600)—one of the 10 towns in Lombardy first quarantined by the Italian government in February.
    While internationally minded leaders have mouthed fine words about the need for cross-border cooperation in the face of an unprecedented common threat, their actions have often belied this. Many ostensibly liberal governments have slapped restrictions on travel and trade more draconian than even Trump dared impose at the height of his conflict with China last year.Many ostensibly liberal governments have slapped restrictions on travel and trade more draconian than even Trump dared impose at the height of his conflict with China last year.
    Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s leftist prime minister, was quick to bar travelers from China who are not New Zealand citizens from entering the country. While such blanket bans may or may not be warranted on public health grounds, they provide greater legitimacy for those who view closing the border as the solution to every ill.

    Even within the European Union’s ostensibly barrier-free single market, France and Germany have banned the export of face masks; so much for the liberal internationalism and commitment to the EU of President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel. More shocking still is that none of the 26 other EU governments has responded to Italy’s urgent appeal for medical assistance—though China has.

    Granted, the coronavirus crisis has also exposed the hollowness of nativists’ assertions that their anti-immigration and protectionist policies make people safer. Even though the nationalist coalition that runs Lombardy’s provincial government is led by Matteo Salvini’s far-right League party, it has not been successful in protecting the region from the coronavirus. Nor, for all his desire to decouple from China, has Trump been able to prevent the coronavirus from reaching the United States.

    Trump himself may yet pay a price in November’s presidential election for his insouciance and inept mismanagement of a public health crisis. But in general, the coronavirus crisis is a political gift for nativist nationalists and protectionists.

    Even within the European Union’s ostensibly barrier-free single market, France and Germany have banned the export of face masks; so much for the liberal internationalism.

    It has heightened perceptions that foreigners are a threat. It underscores that countries in crisis can’t always count on their neighbors and close allies for help. And with India limiting exports of life-saving drugs from its vast pharmaceutical sector, it provides ammunition to those who wish to localize production of all sorts of products on national security grounds. More broadly, it may strengthen those who believe in strong government, prioritizing societal needs over individual freedom, and national action over international cooperation.

    As a result, the coronavirus crisis threatens to usher in a less globalized world. Once the pandemic and panic abate, those who believe that openness to people and products from around the world is generally a good thing will need to make the case for it in fresh and persuasive ways.

    Philippe Legrain is the founder of OPEN, an international think tank on openness issues, and a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute. Previously economic advisor to the president of the European Commission from 2011 to 2014, he is the author of four critically acclaimed books, including Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them and European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics Are in a Mess—and How to Put Them Right. Twitter: @plegrain

  121. Adam Creighton:
    And the same goes for thos Uni Chancellors on >$1 million a year.
    They can dip into their little piggy banks, the greedy bastards.

  122. vlad

    If you don’t shit you are dead.

    People have gone without a shit for six months without dying.

    But try going without a leak for two weeks and you’ll be pushing up daisies.

  123. JC

    I kn0w pensioners and small business received a bailout, but which corp has received one?

    Fisk?

  124. Roger

    Mate just sent a couple of photos from regional Coles. Stripped bare. And I mean absolutely stripped bare. No fruit. No vegetables. No packed food of any sort. Nine. Zip. No dog food even. It is u f****** believable.

    Welcome to the low trust society, courtesy mass immigration from alien cultures.

  125. kaysee

    Megan
    #3359048, posted on March 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I took calcium for 20 years on doctor’s orders because the Thyroxine prescribed for Hashimoto’s weakens bones.

    Megan, it can be hard for the body to absorb calcium supplements. Much of the advice that we get is the same old info repeated and passed on. If you have a medical condition, you have to research and find what suits your body, and customise what you take, accordingly.
     
    I needed to supplement with calcium too, but I found that my body could not absorb it and I had adverse reactions. I am also dairy sensitive, so could not consume those foods for my calcium. I finally worked my way around with other high calcium foods and tissue salts. As well as other supplements (D, K, Boron) that are good for the bones.

  126. Fisky

    Don’t worry JC the banksters will get a huge bailout and arguably already are from the RBA.

  127. Arky

    If it gets to the point where we have to shoot and eat zoo animals, what is the best cut of giraffe?

  128. Infidel Tiger

    what is the best cut of giraffe?

    Neck or tongue.

  129. Howard Hill

    Everyone like a bit of rump

  130. calli

    Bruce, Aldi had run out of mince.

    So I rootled around in the freezer and came up with an ancient package of something that resembled meat. Defrosted it and put it through the KitchenAid mincer. Mmmmm…the kookas loved it.

    It was forgotten fillet steak.

  131. Roger

    banksters

    Is that original? If so, good work!

  132. Arky

    Neck or tongue.

    ..
    I want to eat it, not make out with it.

  133. rickw

    Welcome to the low trust society, courtesy mass immigration from alien cultures.

    The special skill of being able to turn any country into a toilet.

    Australia is a powder keg held together only by supermarket inventory.

  134. what is the best cut of giraffe?

    I don’t have a cooking pot big enough for giraffe shanks.

    Stihl time.

  135. Fisky

    Mate just sent a couple of photos from regional Coles. Stripped bare. And I mean absolutely stripped bare. No fruit. No vegetables. No packed food of any sort. Nine. Zip. No dog food even. It is u f****** believable

    .

    Australia has been completely hollowed out by the globalists.

  136. vlad

    This is the most observant Lent in centuries.

    Everyone is participating.

    Not me today.

    St Patrick’s Day is a solemnity so lenten rules take a day off.

  137. Infidel Tiger

    Qantas and Virgin will be “saved”.

    Both must be nationalized instead.

    Airlines are much better when SOE. Privatization of strategic assets is a massive disaster.

  138. And why am I not seeing dead or dying people everywhere?

    Give it a month.

  139. Howard Hill

    banksters was very popular around the time of the gfc. I think it was coined a lot earlier than that though.

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think Qantas will be “saved.”

    It’s amusing that the Wubug is almost perfectly designed to skewer both Qantas and Rugby Australia.

    Also having it hit right when the networks have said “so sorry” to the asking price for the broadcasting contract is going to be so exquisitely painful to the board and the Castle.

    Any Cats out there want to turn their hand to sports broadcasting? A few beads, trinkets and other trade goods could win you the five year rights.

  141. Nick

    What does that mean, Nick?

    I’m not sure yet how it applies to GP

  142. old bloke

    This covid-19 is becoming very boring, who do I see to get a new plague?

  143. Infidel Tiger

    Mate just sent a couple of photos from regional Coles. Stripped bare. And I mean absolutely stripped bare. No fruit. No vegetables. No packed food of any sort. Nine. Zip. No dog food even. It is u f****** believable

    Celestial death plague hordes are destroying this country one shop at a time.

    Dunno how they are getting it back to China but all outward bound shipping to that Xunt of a country must be stopped.

  144. JC

    Whoever advocated buying gold here at the Cat.. and there’s been quite a few of you, but good manners forces me not to name anyone… you should be jailed and placed in solitary confinement for the rest of your lives.

    Didn’t you learn in the GFC that gold in a deflationary crisis is one of the worst investments? How can you continue doing the same shit over again. And don’t use the bullshit that you bought the disgusting looking metal against Australian Dollars. All that’s done is save you a few bucks which you all deserved to lose for general stupidity.

  145. Infidel Tiger

    Give it a month.

    Will your death count as 2 or 3 normal people?

    Look after yourself Monster.

  146. Eyrie

    “banksters

    Is that original? If so, good work!”

    First saw it on on Karl Denninger’s blog www. market-ticker.org after the GFC. Jo Nova picked up on it too.

  147. Roger

    Australia is a powder keg held together only by supermarket inventory.

    Rather: the supermarket inventory is the powder keg.

    Interlopers buying up tp en masse, probably fo rprofit, while old age pensioners go without.

    It’s going to get ugly if those supply chains aren’t as resilient as promised.

  148. kaysee

    I’m not sure yet how it applies to GP

    They needed the additional submissions by today. Surely, they plan to make a decision soon?

  149. Roger

    First saw it on on Karl Denninger’s blog www. market-ticker.org after the GFC. Jo Nova picked up on it too.

    Thanks Eyrie. Very apt.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    banksters

    We have been using that term here since 2008.

  151. Arky

    My Gold EFT is still up 9% from when I bought.

  152. JC

    How long can food hoarding go on? Freezers fill up.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    When was the last death from Wuhan in Australia?

    Our failed media and government are woeful at communicating anything useful.

  154. calli

    In other news…

    Nup.

    I got nuffink.

  155. JC

    Arky
    #3360943, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    My Gold EFT is still up 9% from when I bought.

    It’s fake. The aussie fall is disguising the real loss.

  156. rickw

    It’s going to get ugly if those supply chains aren’t as resilient as promised.

    My guess is that their distribution warehouse inventories were already depleted by the initial impact of wuflu on Chinese production.

  157. mh

    Younger NSW residents are driving up the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the state total hit 210 on Tuesday following 39 new confirmed cases.

    In new statistics released by NSW Health, 52 of the confirmed cases are aged between 30-39, making up almost 25 per cent of the total.

    Those aged in their 40s made up the second-most infected age bracket while just eight people in their 70s and three in their 80s have been diagnosed.

    The figures were released shortly before health authorities released footage showing inside one of the state’s new coronavirus clinics.

  158. vlad

    This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life I’ve been in love with its color… its brilliance, its divine heaviness.

    As long as man is man, he will love gold.

    Even if only because wo-man loves it.

  159. MatrixTransform

    long leveraged boutique distillers.

    …now taking orders

    (if you have proof of a pantry full of TP or tinned tuna)

  160. Roger

    banksters

    We have been using that term here since 2008.

    And yet there was significant opposition here to the banking RC, iirc.

  161. MatrixTransform

    dammit non-leveraged!

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, Aldi had run out of mince.

    Calli – I have a bit in the freezer but not much. Coles had almost no meat of any sort and our little local IGA had about one packet of lamb loin chops. That was it. I left the chops for someone who really needs them.

    I might see if I can get some dog log for emergency rations!

  163. rickw

    How long can food hoarding go on? Freezers fill up.

    I went to Aldi to see if any TP had turned up. Fish section was stripped bare. What’s the point, even if frozen, you don’t want to be putting freaking fish into long term storage.

  164. kaysee

    Megan
    #3359048, posted on March 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Megan, I have responded to your comment, but it has gone into moderation. I have no idea why.

  165. JC

    Wifey went shopping today and was ecstatic managed to score an organic chook at the butchers. But there were no eggs of any description. This must have been like in the Soviet Union.

  166. Arky

    How long can food hoarding go on? Freezers fill up.

    ..
    Assume that the average person is living day to day with effectively no reserves of groceries.
    Now assume they are going to bring forward three weeks of shopping, at a 50% increase in sales.
    That will take six weeks to move through, and partly paralyse the supply chains the whole way through.
    assume it’s 2X normal shopping, three weeks of utter chaos.
    At the moment its up to 3X normal shopping and the system is breaking, if they ramp up to meet it somehow, that’s two weeks of Mad Max bedlam.

  167. The aussie fall is disguising the real loss.

    Looking at the chart the AUD to USD will start with the number 5 sometime tomorrow.

  168. Fisky

    Gold lost money during the GFC. What a garbage investment! ASIC should ban all gold trading at once.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    How long can food hoarding go on? Freezers fill up.

    Gold bugs are throwing out the yellow stuff and stockpiling pasta instead.

    I’m glad I lived to see this shit show. Fucking bizarre.

  170. cohenite

    Video shows Australian SAS soldier shooting and killing unarmed man at close range in Afghanistan

    I’d like to see a platoon of SAS do a raid on the abc; mission: to hunt down and destroy all signs of treason.

  171. How long can food hoarding go on? Freezers fill up.

    Any power blackouts now with Australia’s hollowed out power system would be rather detrimental to all that freezer hoarding.

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life I’ve been in love with its color… its brilliance, its divine heaviness.

    As long as man is man, he will love gold.

    If you want to indulge, Goldfinger is on 9Gem at about 8:40pm tonight…

  173. Infidel Tiger

    The aussie fall is disguising the real loss.

    My only successful investment was shorting the Pacific Peso.

  174. We were putting him back to bed after another of his inexplicable fits, and we found in his pillow a couple of dozen of the sucked dry pads

    Stimps, get in here and explain why you suggested iso on your eFitness app?

  175. JC

    Looking at the chart the AUD to USD will start with the number 5 sometime tomorrow.

    Don’t I know it. It’s saved me even bigger losses in my portfolio account as it’s mostly US dollar. The Aussie in the 40’s would work a treat. 🙂

  176. mh

    The death toll won’t be very big in Australia. Although the Feds could have acted quicker, they weren’t that slow.

    The UK appears to have been slow, I expect they are the nation everyone will be talking about soon. South Korea, Iran and Italy stuffed up at the beginning of their COVID-19 outbreaks because they didn’t want to offend China. They are OBOR.

  177. JC

    Any power blackouts now with Australia’s hollowed out power system would be rather detrimental to all that freezer hoarding.

    Lord, then the hoarding starts again.

  178. Roger

    Wifey went shopping today and was ecstatic managed to score an organic chook at the butchers. But there were no eggs of any description. This must have been like in the Soviet Union.

    I know a young lady who grew up in Latvia under the Soviet Union.

    As professionals her parents were paid quite well, but most of the cash went into the drawer/under the bed as there was nothing to buy with it.

    God knows how they survived. I suppose they tapped into the black market as and when required.

  179. Hehe, just had to bail from another interesting interviewee.
    Currently posted up in a grimy TigerTown lane, just saw a totally hot corporate babe do a coke deal…
    Haha – Preppers,yo

  180. Infidel Tiger

    The Aussie in the 40’s would work a treat. 🙂

    If it gets to 10cents I’ll be almost up for the year.

    I will be bankrupt and homeless though.

  181. Soon, Balinese will be coming here for cheap holidays.

  182. I literally have an empty 250ml Jack Daniels bottle and two of those popper capsule things with a foot of me.
    Straya.
    I’m rolling another spliff, brb

  183. Infidel Tiger

    How long until farms start being raided?

  184. Ed Case

    Get a Coolgardie Safe and put a wood stove in the back yard.
    The Chinese have either got a heads up that rationing is around the corner or they’re taking a punt on it.
    Was told they did well in the Black Market during the war years rationing before Menzies abolished it.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Just watching a Webjet advert on TV.
    Why are they bothering?

  186. The Chinese have either got a heads up that rationing is around the corner or they’re taking a punt on it.
    Was told they did well in the Black Market during the war years rationing before Menzies abolished it.

    I reckon that they should watch their behavior or they might suddenly discover that they’re getting the reverse diversities good and hard.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3360978, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    How long until farms start being raided?

    Ha, ha.
    In the bakery the other day.
    Asked the guy if there had been any armed stick-ups for flour.
    We laughed.
    A bit.
    Then we stopped laughing.

  188. Fisky

    Terrible. The country has bren completely destroyed thanks to globalism and immigration.

    Marie Coleman
    @MarieCo92176893
    ·
    10h
    Woolworths special seniors time. Dickson car park chokkas 7.10. Staff on door,warn no tissues or toilet paper. Empty shelves- Ww does need time to re-stock. Met some old friends. No eligibility check

  189. Woolfe

    At 6am this morning in UK I read this. No email or any notification from Qantas to let me know if my flight home tomorrow has been cancelled. Could not take the chance so have booked another flight with Emirates. Disgusting behaviour from our national carrier leaving citizens high and dry in foreign lands with Zero communications.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    How long did it take for us to turn into Venezuela?

  191. mh

    Just watching a Webjet advert on TV.
    Why are they bothering?

    😆

    I expect they already had the advertising locked in.

  192. Roger

    Just watching a Webjet advert on TV.
    Why are they bothering?

    Prepaid space.

  193. Arky

    God knows how they survived. I suppose they tapped into the black market as and when required.

    ..
    This is the good side of it.
    Our criminals will go back to the good old days of running the black market.
    All this drug bullshit will go, the fuckers will sober up and start doing their job of supplying citizens with knocked off goods.
    There won’t be much coming in over the docks, but if I know the people who work docks like I think I do, the good old days are back. Waterside pubs will be the place to hang out looking for some bog paper and dried pasta.

  194. Just watching a Webjet advert on TV.
    Why are they bothering?

    I just received a rather desperate email from Qantas regarding their online shopping portal and why I should immediately start using it, like right now, don’t waste a second. Can’t for the life of me figure out why.

  195. 1735099

    I’d like to see a platoon of SAS do a raid on the ABC ; mission: to hunt down and destroy all forms of treason.

    Shooting unarmed civilians is treason if you’re an Australian soldier.
    Fifty two years ago (almost to the day) that kind of treason was committed by an allied military.
    Some haven’t learned that lesson.

  196. Aarrtgghhh!
    Fkn drunk Journalism!?!?
    😒

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How long until farms start being raided?

    My place is “Snowy Rowles” country – a bullet for any would be raider, and a bonfire for the carcass..

  198. rickw

    This must have been like in the Soviet Union.

    It will be complete when you know your neighbours shoe sizes and their preferred brand of bog roll.

  199. Fisky

    The government must announce an immediate end to immigration. There is no choice!

  200. Porter

    Mate got talking to a girl at a butchers and she said the hordes were all out of towners, from Melbourne mostly and quite rude. She basically wanted to throw in the towel but mate encouraged her to the stand up for herself and to not accept bad behaviour and to not serve anyone who was being rude.

  201. MatrixTransform

    How long until farms start being raided?

    funny

    as a kid in the 70’s when it got tough, my old man and some cohorts did exactly that.

    there was a trailer and a few market gardens and the odd sheep.
    They called themselves the Beagle Boys.
    and even until the second last one croaked, my old man was always called Bobby Beagle
    helps if yr a butcher by trade

    joking … not fucking joking

    I’d come home from school and walk upstairs and every square inch of the tile kitchen would be covered in plastic and lamb cuts

  202. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3360978, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm
    How long until farms start being raided?

    ..
    I’m driving out tomorrow.
    Tide me over until they close the zoo.

  203. rickw

    How long until farms start being raided?

    Low Trust 3rd World V Farmers with Night Vision.

    Will be amusing to watch.

  204. Roger

    Disgusting behaviour from our national carrier leaving citizens high and dry in foreign lands with Zero communications.

    Be sure to lodge a complaint with several entities, including your parliamentary rep.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    The government must announce an immediate end to immigration. There is no choice!

    Fisk, the only reason the borders are still open is to let in more fucking Chi nks and other assorted Third Worlders.

    They will triple immigration to try and recover from this.

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    Woolworths special seniors time. Dickson car park chokkas 7.10.

    Coles starts their version tomorrow at 7am.
    Cats who like doing YT vids might have fun if they get up early!

    Customer Notice

    From Wednesday 18 March, Coles supermarkets will launch a dedicated “Community Hour” in all supermarkets to improve access to essential groceries for the elderly and disadvantaged, during this time of unprecedented demand.

    Coles supermarkets will temporarily change their trading hours to open 7am to 8pm on weekdays, with the first hour* of trade open exclusively to customers who hold a government-issued Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Companion Card and Health Care Card^.

    Don’t get in their way:

  207. Infidel Tiger

    I’d come home from school and walk upstairs and every square inch of the tile kitchen would be covered in plastic and lamb cuts

    Sounds like Grig’s place. Except they aren’t lambs.

  208. MatrixTransform

    Shooting unarmed civilians is treason

    Run Numpty Run

  209. Magic Bronson

    So is there some idea that toilet paper may be going out of the country?

  210. Roger

    They will triple immigration to try and recover from this.

    Lacking conviction or independent thought, our elected government members will remain in obeisance to their public service masters.

    Even Dutton is a bit of a flake on this.

  211. notafan

    Panic buying of freezers in rural town confirmed.

    Buses driven up to strip supermarket also confirmed.

    Took local shop managers a little while to say no.

    It’s a whole new world.

    And Vic might go into complete lockdown.

    Soon

    I hope not necessary..

  212. egg_

    New South Wales, Australia
    Confirmed: 171
    Deaths: 2
    Recovered: 4
    Active: 165

    I hope the dunny roll runs are worth it.

  213. Top Ender

    Fun facts about Goldfinger, the movie and the book, all from memory:

    – his first name was Auric, first two letters of which are the symbol for gold
    – his car had gold panels, which were smuggled across borders to get the best price, as were
    – airline seats on his airline, similarly smuggled
    – best golf game in fiction, in the novel
    – Oddjob ate cats, when he could
    – the main Bond girl was “Pussy” Galore
    – I once had a Dinky Toy (brand ?) Aston Martin, with ejector seat etc, as a kid – apparently worth a bit now.

  214. Fisky

    The government believes the final hope of avoiding a technical recession is to massively increase immigration from plague-ridden hellholes. So our country is going to be completely destroyed!

  215. Roger

    I hope the dunny roll runs are worth it.

    If we continue on our present trajectory, they will be.

  216. mh

    UK death count lotto? Put your tips in.

    A total of 55 people in the UK have now died after testing positive for the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

    This is a rise of 19 deaths in a 24-hour period.

    I tip the next count will be 77

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fun facts about Goldfinger, the movie and the book, all from memory:

    Fleming named “Goldfinger” after the architect who had designed his house.

  218. calli

    Just Google the War of the Worlds “mass hysteria” story.

    And think about the rôle the media of the day played in it. Whatever “it” was.

  219. Eyrie

    I guess bombing unarmed civilians a la German and Jap cities in WW2 is out too? Don’t read of any war crimes trials.

  220. MatrixTransform

    The anarchists are rubbing their hands together with glee.

    …of course being vegans they have no energy for anything else

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    his first name was Auric

    TE – Auric is the technical term for Au3+ ions, in compounds like auric chloride AuCl3. Which you can get by dissolving gold in a ferric chloride solution.

    Making Oddjob’s hat:

  222. Top Ender

    BUNNINGS TO SUSPEND SAUSAGE SIZZLES FROM TOMORROW!

    The end of civilisation as we know it.

  223. It’s a whole new world.

    And Vic might go into complete lockdown.

    Soon

    On a scale from zero to MadMax…
    Where does Straya sit right now?
    Haha, V8’s mates!!!

  224. MatrixTransform

    lockdown

    tomorrow for NSW and Friday for Vikko

  225. Fisky

    I like this idea. A world-wide class action suit demanding reparations from CHINA.

    Tens of trillions of dollars lost, and eventually millions of lives, thanks to CHINESE Wuhan Virus.

    Matt Ridley
    @mattwridley
    I’m not a fan of reparations for the sins of past generations. But when this is all over, amid the terrible human suffering that is now inevitable, is there not a case for demanding some sort of reparations from the Chinese government?

  226. calli

    Meh. Bunnings?

    My stitch and bitch might be suspended!

  227. mh

    Victoria appears to be at the epicentre of craziness.

  228. egg_

    Low Trust 3rd World V Farmers with Night Vision.

    Mad Max – Beyond Thunderbox

  229. Steve trickler

    A few good laughs here. 🤣



  230. The anarchists are rubbing their hands together with glee.

    Hehe, yep
    But also wary that it’s another Karl/Clinton/Soros/Moloch psy-op.
    Fk, who knows?
    😎

  231. Porter

    Now it gets worse. For reasons that are long and convoluted and involve an ex-wife who declared herself bankrupt while shacked up in a mansion with some guy Jeanette on the internet he was informed this morning that he will be homeless in 6 weeks time. He’s a pensioner.

  232. Just burn it down.
    Fire cleanses.
    H/t the Red woman
    #altright

  233. calli

    There were words in that, Porter.

  234. egg_

    Has anyone asked a Chunk what they’re doing with a busload of dunny rolls?

  235. Roger

    …is there not a case for demanding some sort of reparations from the Chinese government?

    I believe some such cases have already been launched.

    Good luck getting them to pay any reparations, though, short of a profound military defeat.

  236. Alright, I hesitate to post this, but I have heard a rumour from two separate sources that a full lockdown will be announced by the feds tomorrow. Full Italy style: travel bans, borders shut, education shut, business shut apart from supermarkets and chemists, all non-essential government services shut.

    If true – I can’t tell whether the craziness of this rumour invalidates it in these insane times – tomorrow morning is going to be a rude shock to a lot of people, particularly parents.

  237. calli

    Awwww. Now da “Events Industry” wants win-munni.

    Sheesh. Is there anyone out there without a handy begging bowl?

  238. Top Ender

    The Beatles and Goldfinger:

    The Beatles and James Bond have long had a strange relationship. In Goldfinger, Sean Connery’s Bond says that serving Dom Perignon above 38 degrees Fahrenheit would be “almost as bad as listening to the Beatles without ear muffs”. Paul McCartney doesn’t seem to have been overly offended by this remark, as his later band Wings contributed the theme tune to Live and Let Die. Barbara Bach, who starred in The Spy Who Loved Me ended up marrying Ringo Starr, the Beatles’ drummer.

  239. Arky

    I have heard a rumour from two separate sources

    ..
    It’s spelt “sauces”, and you shouldn’t listen to condiments.

  240. We laughed.
    A bit.
    Then we stopped laughing.

    The deplorables all react the same way.
    #MadMax
    #localsonly

  241. Farmer Gez

    egg_
    #3361035, posted on March 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    Low Trust 3rd World V Farmers with Night Vision.

    Mad Max – Beyond Thunderbox

    Wouldn’t waste a shot. A Staghound doesn’t need night vision to clamp on their arse.

  242. Nick

    tomorrow morning is going to be a rude shock to a lot of people, particularly parents.

    Oh? You’ll have to spend time with your kids ?

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