Tuesday Forum: March 17, 2020

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5,116 Responses to Tuesday Forum: March 17, 2020

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  1. Does anyone know someone personally who is/has been diagnosed with CV?

    Yes. My accountant was hospitalised for close to 3 weeks with it.

  2. MatrixTransform

    Tax burdens are going to crush everyone with no revenue coming in to cover it.

    you only pay tax if yr making money

  3. Fat Tony

    Infidel Tiger
    #3361230, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:42 pm
    There won’t be a lock up.

    It would cause societal wide collapse and mass unemployment.

    Well, are you sure that’s not what they want? Our government/politicians do not work for us – their masters tell them what to do. Look at all the green/climate change destruction of the economy.
    The mass importation from MENA was intended to do just that, to allow our masters to take over.
    This virus is just hurrying up the process.

  4. Arky

    Why are funeral homes stocks dropping like a stone too.

    ..
    Costs of handling infected bodies.
    possibility of banning more than 10 people in a meeting will kill their funeral services.
    Breakdown of system in cremating too many bodies / overtime / staff shortages.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Why are funeral homes stocks dropping like a stone too.

    SCI on the lows of the year.

    Apparently in Italy they are having the nightmare where beloved oldies are being buried alone because family are banned from attending. The funerals are pro any very basic and pauper style.

    Just another gift from our friends the Chicoms.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    you only pay tax if yr making money

    If only that were true.

  7. egg_

    Spain’s about at the peak daily rate point, 15 days out from 100 cases, but agreed it is relatively high on the trajectory curve.

  8. JC

    SCI started the year at 46 bucks. Gouls thought it would be a good idea to back up the hearse and buy the stock. On 4th March reached a high of almost US$53 and now its hanging in there at US$41.

    Other funeral home stocks have met a similar fate….. which means punters aren’t expecting a high death toll. That’s the only thing you can glean from this.

  9. dover_beach

    342/9942 Spain

    Worldometer has 491/11,178. Update +149/1,236

  10. Cpt Seahawks

    Salvatore that is number one if true. Seems like a long time ago for CV testing purposes.

  11. MatrixTransform

    If only that were true.

    apart from gst and excise

  12. If anyone else saw the dead tree version of The Age today, ask yourself why is it still in publication?

    Huh? In the middle of a national toilet paper shortage, you’re actually asking why anybody could possibly want The Age?

  13. Infidel Tiger

    I will pay this quarters tax but I’ll have to fire all my staff to afford to do that.

  14. dover_beach

    BTW, don’t understand why the figures for Spain at John Hopkins website don’t include the new figures as their latest update was only 20 mins ago.

  15. mh

    SCMP

    Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms, with experts suggesting stool tests as alternative screening tool

  16. Salvatore that is number one if true. Seems like a long time ago for CV testing purposes.

    Early January he was hospitalised.
    The diagnosis wasn’t revealed to him until he was being discharged from hospital.

  17. MatrixTransform

    I will pay this quarters tax but I’ll have to fire all my staff to afford to do that.

    the yr insolvent and you have have been for some time

  18. JC

    The funerals are pro any very basic and pauper style.

    And

    Costs of handling infected bodies.
    possibility of banning more than 10 people in a meeting will kill their funeral services.
    Breakdown of system in cremating too many bodies / overtime / staff shortages.

    1. Funeral homes don’t give a shit how many people attend. They make the money from the casket and crap like that.

    2. The cost of dealing with infected bods would be charged out to the …. umm client.

  19. I am now hearing that the document being passed around about a shutdown tomorrow is suspiciously like a previous one in Malaysia, and is fake.

    Given that it would actually be the right thing to do, my judgment is that it is probably fake and the PM is still too gutless to make the call. But what is real in these Baudrillardian times?

  20. egg_

    Who were they playing?

    The Grim Reaper.

  21. I will pay this quarters tax but I’ll have to fire all my staff to afford to do that.

    But… but… but…. you can write-off in year of purchase an item of up to $150,000 provided you buy it before 30th of June.
    You’re so benefited by this bold policy of the Frydenberg-Morrison think tank.

  22. Fleeced

    you only pay tax if yr making money

    GST?

  23. Snoopy

    Why are funeral homes stocks dropping like a stone too.

    Mass graves.

  24. MatrixTransform

    GST?

    and excise

  25. Matrix Transform reveals they’ve never been involved in small business:

    I will pay this quarters tax but I’ll have to fire all my staff to afford to do that.

    the yr insolvent and you have have been for some time

  26. JC

    Mass graves.

    Is that what’s going on? Perhaps in Italy, but you’d have a shoot out in the US if they tried to pull that.

  27. Dave in Marybrook

    1000+ posts on a Tuesday!
    WuFlu has certainly brought the Catsters closer together.

  28. MatrixTransform

    Ironman,

    we been doing this company more than 10 years

  29. notafan

    Plenty of space in the US.
    Australia only had one critical case.

    The rest must be really just being quarantined.

  30. MatrixTransform

    seriously, you don’t have the cash to meet yr obligations?

    why don’t you stay home and go broke?

  31. cohenite

    Goldfinger is good; and prescient too; even back then the chunks were trying to destroy the West. I’m not advocating violence but any Western pollie, media skank or academic shithead who defends the chunks should be shot.

  32. JC

    Cronkite.

    Have you ever watched a movie less than 40 years old?

  33. Armadillo

    This will be a boon for small business.

    Government and large organisation employees are egging this on. It’s a free holiday (or overtime, depending on your situation). The media are complicit, as it gives them something to write the next story about.

    There will be 70 actual attributable deaths or less in Australia. No more than that.

  34. cohenite

    But what is real in these Baudrillardian times?

    Certainly not you, you scumbag weasel. Fuck off and die.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    I am now hearing that the document being passed around about a shutdown tomorrow is suspiciously like a previous one in Malaysia, and is fake.

    Given that it would actually be the right thing to do, my judgment is that it is probably fake and the PM is still too gutless to make the call. But what is real in these Baudrillardian times?

    No. The right thing to do is to shut the borders, ban all immigration, deport all non citizens, isolate the at risk, do everything possible for the sick and for the rest of us to be civic, stoic and carry the hell on.

    Also we must nuke China.

  36. seriously, you don’t have the cash to meet yr obligations?

    Very few small businesses do mate.
    It’s more common than you think.
    Most of the country relies on raking in some money after they’ve posted a cheque to someone.
    There would be very few, if any, small business operators who haven’t had to operate that way at some stage.

    Do you work for a Commonwealth or a State public service department?

  37. cohenite

    Have you ever watched a movie less than 40 years old?

    Watched, or enjoyed head prefect. I’m looking forward to your bio put to screen; all those lovely, glistening bods and buttocks.

  38. JC

    Also we must nuke China.

    We don’t have any!

  39. egg_

    A death rate jump of 4.4% from 3.4% – a whole percentage point – delayed reporting?

  40. Infidel Tiger

    We could have a nuke in 7 days.

    Or we could beg Don to man up.

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘worried about thousands of my fellow Strayans dying needlessly’

    Go and have a chat to your XR kiddie mates then monts. That’s 85% of their platform.

  42. MatrixTransform

    Do you work for a Commonwealth or a State public service department?

    No, I run a small business

    I’ve heard this shit before … if I couldn’t meet the obligations, then I’d close shop.

    This attitude is EXACTLY why my competitors are gone baby gone

    I call it Last Man Standing

    have done for about 6 years at least

  43. egg_

    I was using the Johns Hopkins link (30 min behind?).

  44. JC

    Wifey hid the Fortum & Mason bickies she orders sometimes. F&M have the best biscuits in the world by far.

  45. IT, you have become very, very boring.

  46. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘worried about thousands of my fellow Strayans dying needlessly’

    Me too.

    Nannas expiring on their kitchen floors in the middle of the night trying to find some heat, mostly.

    Also Essendon supporters when the next doping scandal breaks. If they get on the park, that is.

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘worried about thousands of my fellow Strayans dying needlessly’

    Indig chicks being beaten to death by Uncle/hubby?

    Do they rate on the monty worry scale?

  48. No, I run a small business

    Don’t get too cocky.
    Very few, if any, businesses don’t have an extremely rough patch.
    Even Kidman was back to near where he started in his mid-40s.
    Not everybody survives that rough patch.
    Very few are immune from it.
    Good luck to you if you never get a mega-setback, however the odds are near guaranteed that you will.

    Then you’ll be posting cheques to pay bills without the money in the bank to cover the cheque & hoping like all hell that you can get a bit of inward cash flow before the cheque is presented.

  49. Armadillo

    Also we must nuke China.

    IT is right. The population has been so entirely brainwashed that they are beyond redemption.

  50. DrBeauGan

    you only pay tax if yr making money

    GST?

    Oh dearie me. You aren’t counting the extra electricity costs on everything, and the price rises on everything that requires electricity to grow, transport or store it. The government loves it when your taxes are mostly hidden in increased costs of consumables instead of being visible. Those wicked capitalists get blamed.

  51. MatrixTransform

    Don’t get too cocky.

    not my first rodeo, cowboy

  52. I’ve heard this shit before … if I couldn’t meet the obligations, then I’d close shop.

    Talking so sanguinely of walking off at the first hiccup, this tells us you’ve no capital sunk into the business.

  53. Arky

    1. Funeral homes don’t give a shit how many people attend. They make the money from the casket and crap like that.

    2. The cost of dealing with infected bods would be charged out to the …. umm client.

    ..
    Not in an emergency.
    They are factoring in the possibility of having to dispose of many bodies in, as tigger said, pauper style funerals with governments possibly taking over their facilities if they don’t step up.
    No cucumber sandwiches. No photo essay presentations of Uncle Bert’s life. No fancy caskets.
    Double bagged. Disposable gear chucked out after each handling. Crematoriums running around the clock. Over time. Aussie staff saying “fuck it” and quitting.
    That’s the worst case scenario.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    mh, earlier:

    ‘Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms’

    This would be BorisG Wong-Keating’s little junior prof mate he was banging on about before. A PhD in Captain Obviousness.

    Of course it’s transmitted through faeces. It’s from eating fucking bats, whose own shit will dissolve a 50 cent coin.

  55. Armadillo

    Believing that democracy will change China is a fallacy.

    It’s right up there with believing democracy will change the Middle East.

  56. Howard Hill

    Prepper Tips.

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    10Kg Sugar.
    500g Wheat germ.
    500g Maze Flour.
    2 Teaspoons Epson Salts.
    1 Teaspoon citric acid.

    Add to 15 litres of water and bring to boil, then simmer for 1 hour.
    Now add to 50 litre airtight container and fill with water to make 50 litres.
    Once temp reaches 32c. Add handful of Lowan’s Dried Yeast.
    Place lid on container but don’t shut it down or you’ll wake up thinking you’re in Bagdad.
    Let sit for one week and then Pot.

    Guaranteed to kill anything, enjoy!

  57. ‘Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms’

    Well, that’s an armageddon shutdown scenario for the Kraut blue movie industry.

  58. MatrixTransform

    Then you’ll be posting cheques to pay bills without the money in the bank to cover the cheque & hoping like all hell that you can get a bit of inward cash flow before the cheque is presented.

    Like I said … insolvent

  59. Armadillo

    You can only manage risk with these fuckers.

  60. JC

    Arky

    Coles and Woolies can handle a big demand spike and a funeral home can’t?

  61. Farmer Gez

    Maybe the Feds could help business by getting local government off their backs.
    Taxing, penalising and strangling the life out of commerce. We can’t afford this level of government anymore. It’s an open back door for eco loons and gender study graduates. Shut it down.

  62. Like I said … insolvent

    Like I said, you’ve had a dream run (sometimes known as a “free ride” so far)
    Good onya.

    Why the urge to sling off at 90% of small business?

  63. MatrixTransform

    Lowan’s Dried Yeast

    damned fine stuff is Lowans

  64. Arky

    Coles and Woolies can handle a big demand spike and a funeral home can’t?

    ..
    You’re kidding.
    They had to shut down home deliveries and reduce hours, and are desperately trying to hire new staff.
    It’s fucked.
    And there is no real time factor on getting you your bikkies and bog rolls.
    Leave corpses around too long and its a whole new ball game in this outbreak.

  65. JC

    Crematoriums running around the clock

    Well get the Germans to build some quickly. They’re supposedly great at that sort of stuff.

    Over time. Aussie staff saying “fuck it” and quitting.

    They’re American funeral home firms, I was talking about. the work ethic is a tad different.

  66. Armadillo

    Globalisation will prove to be the most stupid idea ever touted.

  67. MatrixTransform

    Why the urge to sling off at 90% of small business?

    That’s total bullshit and you know it.

    There has been no dream run, quite the contrary.

    We made some hard-nosed decisions many years ago

    to be honest, it’s shame that others didn’t

  68. dover_beach

    I was using the Johns Hopkins link (30 min behind?).

    They still haven’t updated the numbers for Spain. Strange.

  69. Arky

    They’re American funeral home firms,

    ..
    There was an American funeral home a few years ago that was running insolvent, and they just stopped cremating xunts and left the bodies in the lot out the back.

  70. Howard Hill

    damned fine stuff is Lowans

    Yes, grows into an awesome flavour 🙂

  71. JC

    and they just stopped cremating xunts and left the bodies in the lot out the back.

    Wasn’t it a couple of hundred bodies, or a some huge number like that?

  72. MatrixTransform

    it took a year to convice my business partner to pay down all and any debt.

    he totaled his car late last year … we bought the new one with cash

    we are the type of business that cannot work without the car

  73. mh

    ‘Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms’

    Maybe government could combine the bowel screening kit program with coronavirus testing.

  74. Howard Hill

    they just stopped cremating xunts and left the bodies in the lot out the back.

    I hope it wasn’t winter time?

  75. Snoopy

    Doing the rounds on FB among the legions of MDS afflicted.

    𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥……

    𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖.
    𝘞𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 (𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥-19) 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 2019. 𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘺. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴.

    𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢.

    𝘉𝘺 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴. 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰 2019-𝘯𝘊𝘰𝘝.

    𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.

    𝘚𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧. 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖.

    𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢, 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘯𝘴.

    𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴. 𝘈𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦, 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵.

    𝘠𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦.

    𝘚𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

    𝘐𝘵𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 6 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘬.

    𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭, 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘯.

    𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘑
    𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸
    𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖

    These people are stark raving mad.

  76. JC

    Guess who?

    Virus demands decisive leadership

    Yep, Paul Kelly.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    What we really need is forced regime change in China.

    Wait, wait wait.

  78. Howard Hill

    Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms’

    That’s a real shit, how much more crap can this get?

  79. Fat Tony

    MatrixTransform
    #3361402, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm
    we are the type of business that cannot work without the car

    What you do? Debt “collection”??
    I did that for a few years a long time ago – for fun & profit.
    And, yes, a car is very handy…. 🙂

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    Not the policy, the content and the author as well.

    𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖

    Fake, fake, fakety fake.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Probable author: Alex Turnbull.

  82. Fat Tony

    Howard Hill
    #3361409, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:11 pm
    Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces,

    Which is used for growing food in China – you know, the stuff that comes in tins and packets marked “Made in New Zealand”

  83. MatrixTransform

    Fat Tony … the other Knuckles

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Live Monitor
    @amlivemon

    Estimates were for 500,000 deaths, this has been reduced to 20,000 by same doomsday predictions. UK has 55 dead due to COVID-19 complications today. Again, why are we shutting everything down?

  85. Knuckle Dragger

    𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵

    Really, Georgina J? Post doctoral research fellow are you?

    Fuck off.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Life in Singapore (243 cases, 0 deaths) has pretty much returned to normal.

    People are walking around, mostly without masks. Shops & restaurants are open.

    Big events & school activities such as tournaments were canceled, but schools remained open unless there was a case.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MsMelChen/status/1239604019460558848

  87. Armadillo

    Again, why are we shutting everything down?

    Exactly.

  88. Stimpson J. Cat

    education shut

    I can tell you this is not happening.

  89. Old School Conservative

    I don’t want to worry Cats, but the ABC (Andrew Probyn) tells us that:
    * The corona virus is a “catastrophe”
    * it will kill “tens of thousands of people” in Australia
    * the budget will plunge “tens of billions” of dollars into the red.
    * the future is “unfathomable”.
    * no two-up allowed on Anzac Day.

    The good news is that he sees Australia becoming a “country that makes things” and doesn’t rely on China.

  90. MatrixTransform

    mate I’m sorry Salvatore,

    seriously I’m miserable for all small business right now (except my fucking competitors)

    dude, get your shit together.

    I’ve been there more than once

  91. Howard Hill

    Yeah never trusted those shithead kiwis. Been married to one for 30+ years, I know what they’re like.

  92. Stimpson J. Cat

    Seriously, calm down everyone.

    Don’t make me be the Voice of Reason.

    I don’t like it.

  93. Howard Hill

    I’m telling ya. There’s more to it than this bullshit virus.

  94. If there’s a lockup coming and only allow food shops… apart on figuring how the hell I’m going to get my morning coffee, will liquor joints be treated as food stores? Some people here better stock up.

    Did this a few weeks ago, but I thought bugger it, I’ll get some more. Went down to the shops, there was a line outside the pharmacy, the supermarkets were getting hammered, and the specialist scotch whisky store was deserted. Picked up a few nice bottles and then commented to the owner that if that lot out there had any brains the line would be outside his door. He agreed on both points.

  95. Cardimona

    The right thing to do is to shut the borders, ban all immigration

    Bob’s babe wrote this question down:
    “If our health system may soon be overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, our economy looks like tanking, and our unemployment rate about to skyrocket, why are we still importing immigrants without pause?”

  96. mh

    Anyone know what time the UK releases the daily COVID-19 death toll?

  97. JC

    Anyone know what time the UK releases the daily COVID-19 death toll?

    Hey, this could be an Olympics gold medal count table. Italy will win by a country mile.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧. 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵

    Give us money.

    𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴

    Straight out of the media advisor’s press release textbook.

    𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴

    Unnamed medical scientitians.

    𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴

    Illiterate post-doctoral fellows, it seems.

    𝘚𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭

    Even if that phrase meant what PostDoc Georgie thinks it means, which it doesn’t, I was under the impression that when writing these people tended to stay away from emotive language.

    𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘑
    𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸
    𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖

    Truly next-level fakery. No wonder it’s doing the rounds.

    Georgie would be the sort of girl who’d open a Tinder account with Emily Rat pics and turn out to be Magda Szubanski in person. Yes, that bad.

  99. JC

    why are we still importing immigrants without pause?”

    Ubereats.

  100. egg_

    Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces,

    Which is used for growing food in China – you know, the stuff that comes in tins and packets marked “Made in New Zealand”

    An open and shut case?
    /Unzed accent

  101. mh

    Trump administration officials warned the public on Monday that a foreign disinformation campaign is trying to incite panic over a non-existent national lockdown over coronavirus.

    Maybe these are monty’s sources.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Unless they are nuclear scientists or immunologists, no more imports.

  103. The Beer Whisperer

    More than 100 Australians are stranded on a cruise ship off the coast of Chile, including dozens of doctors and dentists.

    Are they members of the AMA?

    Asking for a friend.

  104. JC

    FMD, people are lazy. You see tons of ubereats doing their rounds on Saturday lunch time. How could you order on a Saturday, FFS?

  105. mh

    The Cat spaminator has coronavirus.

  106. egg_

    Virus demands decisive leadership

    Upstart – indecisive is all we got.

  107. slackster

    Govt to announce 14 day business shutdown tomorrow is what I have just heard.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    Beery,

    They ARE the AMA, hilariously.

    A smugfest of rich do-gooding activists suddenly surprised when they discovered that real life and the laws of physics apply to them too. I hope they get tipped overboard and get Winston’s leopard seal treatment.

    You cruise, you lose.

  109. egg_

    Are they members of the AMA?

    Asking for a friend.

    Put the hookers on the AMA card?
    /Thommo

  110. Howard Hill

    Never used any of those Ubereats. Don’t like the idea of shitholers breathing all over my food.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    The Hun:

    ‘People working from home due to the coronavirus could face slower internet speeds or larger bills with broadband networks put under strain, and may need to consider upgrading services.’

    This is probably just a coincidence.

  112. Mitch M.

    Adam
    #3361426, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:22 pm
    If there’s a lockup coming and only allow food shops… apart on figuring how the hell I’m going to get my morning coffee, will liquor joints be treated as food stores? Some people here better stock up.

    Did this a few weeks ago, but I thought bugger it, I’ll get some more. Went down to the shops, there was a line outside the pharmacy, the supermarkets were getting hammered, and the specialist scotch whisky store was deserted. Picked up a few nice bottles and then commented to the owner that if that lot out there had any brains the line would be outside his door. He agreed on both points.

    So long as what just happened to me: game freezing before I had a chance to save, I don’t care about the lock out. Bloody stupid game locking up on me though … .

  113. egg_

    I hope they get tipped overboard and get Winston’s leopard seal treatment.

    Keelhauling?

  114. mh

    Anyone know what time the UK releases the daily COVID-19 death toll?

    Hey, this could be an Olympics gold medal count table. Italy will win by a country mile.

    The results should be done in the same way as the old Eurovision.
    Make it fun with plenty of flag waving.

  115. Porter

    Bunnings is suspending sausage sizzles from tomorrow. The end is nigh.

  116. BrettW

    No worries, I bought in bulk 2 weeks ago. I have enough for my next 50 visits.

    “Bunnings is suspending sausage sizzles from tomorrow. The end is nigh”.

  117. vr

    Live Monitor
    @amlivemon
    09:20 GMT – France could nationalise big companies: Finance minister
    10:00 pm · 17 Mar 2020·Twitter Web Client

  118. Howard Hill

    We have a top poster, the end is really nigh.

  119. Porter

    Catholic church is trending on twitter. Series called Revelation. Because too much Catholic child sex abuse is not enough. Especially when Pell may be acquitted.
    https://twitter.com/search?q=“Catholic Church”

  120. MatrixTransform

    France could nationalise big companies: Finance minister

    Schneider?
    iesu fecking christo

  121. BrettW

    From The Age – if games do not go ahead then the players (over a certain amount) should take a substantial pay cut to keep their clubs afloat.

    Lots of calls on talkback today and it is clear that a lot of people expect the Govt to cover their loss of business or income. If players are on over say $100,000 they should not be expecting full pay for no work if games dont go ahead or are significantly reduced.

    “On the eve of a season that may or may not start this week, the AFL players have pushed back against a league request for a 20 per cent pay cut — an amount that Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has called the “minimum” that the players should accept.

    The AFL indicated late on Tuesday that it still could not say for certain whether the season would kick off with Richmond v Carlton on Thursday night and the rest of round one over the weekend.

    A decision is expected on Wednesday, with some clubs testing players for the coronavirus — and the reality that a positive test would shut down the competition.

    But Kennett, who is part of the high-powered decision making group assisting AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan along with Eddie McGuire and Bulldogs president Peter Gordon, said the players, like “everyone” within the game — staff, coaches and chief executives — had to make sacrifices for the sake of the code and competition.

    Kennett said 20 per cent was the minimum that the players should accept as a cut, and that if games were not played, close to 50 per cent would be closer to the right amount”.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    If there’s ever a vaccine for this thing made available, I hope Bird doesn’t get in line.

    This would all be caused by Big Pharma, who made the whole thing up.

    Allegedly.

  123. JC

    Trump Trolls China

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!

  124. Cardimona

    Churchill’s advice might be pertinent to a discussion with Bob:

    If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

    Roger at 11.08 am – I used the old, tried’n’true training technique.
    “Tell ‘em what you’re gonna tell ‘em, tell ‘em, tell ‘em what you told ‘em.”

    Went like this…
    “Bob! Listen up, this is important!”
    “What? I’m listening!”
    “Bob! I’m gonna tell you about “the choke point”, how renewables can’t save us if coal power goes down.”
    And so on.
    Cats know.

  125. Top Ender

    Paul Kelly’s article of gloom and doom in the Oz:

    The national cabinet was meeting late yesterday and expected to make decisions about limits on indoor­ gatherings, access to aged-care residents and policies for remote­ communities. This is a further­ shift towards social shutdown. The shift to working from home is now being implemented almost universally. The official advic­e on schools is not to close “at this stage” but this is likely to change, as has so much else.

    Rejected comment under Paul Kelly’s article of gloom and doom in the Oz:

    Don’t think so Paul. The cure will be worse than the disease if we shut down everything.

    Would you rather 100,000 die – most of them people who are frail and a year or so from death – or 10,000,000 people lose their houses, livelihood and futures? The number of suicides would top the number dying from the virus.

    Accepted comment under Paul Kelly’s article of gloom and doom in the Oz:

    Don’t think so Paul. The cure will be worse than the disease if we shut down everything.

    Link

  126. Mark A

    Lame pics, but some I actually like, you be the judge.

    Gone off the TP and assorted pictures, getting repetitious and boring.
    Remove them from my inbox

  127. Infidel Tiger

    If the government still owned all the utilities, has, electricity and water could all be free for the next 12 months.

    What a boost to the bottom line that would be. And it would most benefit those that need it most.

    They should immediately renationalise them and get to work.

  128. Porter

    #NotHappyDan trending. Big Ears uses emergency powers to limit crowd sizes, then lets the temporary ban on onshore gas drilling slip. The swampies can’t protest. He knows the gas is needed to keep power prices down. Cunning bugger.

  129. Confused Old Misfit

    Interesting:
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/361634/
    Would be great if true..

  130. Howard Hill

    Amazing how quick the hunchback reversed the ban on onshore gas drilling now that he’s run out of other peoples money. It’s for the good of all Victoriastanis. Sure it is, Dan, sure it is.

  131. dover_beach

    Catholic church is trending on twitter. Series called Revelation. Because too much Catholic child sex abuse is not enough. Especially when Pell may be acquitted.

    Ex-Catholics are the worst.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    A team of Singapore-based scientists has uncovered the first glimmer of hope that the COVID-19 virus could be mutating into a less virulent strain after discovering key protein suspected to affect the virus’s transmission and severity has disappeared in some patients.

    In an academic paper, still under peer review but provided to The Australian, the Duke National University of Singapore team reported the protein “deletion” discovered in eight Singapore ­patients between February 9 and March 2 was consistent with those found at the tail end of the 2003 SARS outbreak, and could signal a weakening of the disease.

    Duke NUS team leader Wang Linfa, an Australian virologist who sequenced and named Australia’s bat-borne Hendra horse virus, said the discovery was significant because “it’s important for the world to know that, just like SARS and MERS, (COVID-19) can change”.

    Among the first hallmarks of the novel coronavirus identified early by World Health Organisation scientists was that it was ­genetically more stable than its ­severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome predecessors.

    Professor Wang told The Australian that the Singapore discovery “shows the virus can make major changes and we are only two months in”.

    “Our first confirmed case in Singapore was January 22 and by February 9 we were already seeing a major genetic change.

    “From now on, we can use this genetic marker to really furrow and answer the question people want to know — whether this new strain of virus is less transmissible or less severe, or both.

    “We know the virus can survive without ORF8 but it may not be able to cause disease as easily.”

    Scientists studying COVID-19 had already detected an early mutation of it into two distinct L and S strains as a result of changes to the ORF8 protein (Open Reading Frame).

    Viruses are made up of proteins that serve different functions, and the specific function of the COVID-19’s ORF8 protein is not fully known.

    In the eight Singapore patients, that whole protein disappeared, strengthening the hypotheses that ORF8 plays a significant role in the virus’s adaptation.

    A study last year by German scientists who grew the SARS virus with and without the ORF8 in test tubes, found that without the ORF8 protein, the virus was less fit and grew more slowly.

    Just 500 viruses from COVID-19 patients have been ­sequenced by scientists across the world, a fraction of the more than 150,000 people who have been infected with the disease since the outbreak began late last year in central China’s Hubei province, and the ORF8 deletion has so far been detected only in Singapore.

    Professor Wang said he expected scientists studying the novel coronavirus would now be “zooming into the ORF8 region” in all ­future sequencing.

    He also warned, however, that his team’s findings must still be proved through cell and animal studies, and any definitive conclusion on whether it could signal the weakening of the virus was still several months away.

  133. Megan at 1195 is spot on.

    Don’t we have an animal at Mt Macedon
    called the National Disaster Organisation
    run by a Brigadier equivalent?

    If not why not?

  134. dover_beach

    Would be interesting in hearing the opinions of Cathollaxy re this news hitjob by the ABC called Revelation.

  135. pete of perth

    Our local brothel is still open for business. Wednesday open late.. “Happy Hump Day”. BYO Gimp mask would be my advice.

  136. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3361460, posted on March 18, 2020 at 12:08 am

    If the government still owned all the utilities, has, electricity and water could all be free for the next 12 months.

    What a boost to the bottom line that would be. And it would most benefit those that need it most.

    They should immediately renationalise them and get to work.

    Dude, water is state government owned in suburban Melbourne. We have some of the highest water rates in the world.

  137. Infidel Tiger

    Water should be free.

    So should electricity.

  138. mh

    This is the time to get to know your butcher your baker, and candlestick maker.

    Stop moaning about ColesWorth and find a small business to support.

  139. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Snoopy at 11:10 pm:

    “Doing the rounds on FB among the legions of MDS afflicted.

    𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥……

    𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖.
    𝘞𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 (𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥-19) 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 2019. 𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘺. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴.

    𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢.

    [That is, we were more cleverer than anyone in the history of viriiii. But no-one listened and I am about to tell you why.]

    𝘚𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧.

    [This true truth is followed by a long and uninteresting sob by the post doctor fellow, who is a girlie. With a Cert II in laboratory assistance. Which goes a long way towards explaining why she is so stupid.]
    ….
    𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘑
    𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸
    𝘊𝘚𝘐𝘙𝘖

    These people are stark raving mad.”

    Georgina is probably too young to know that the last exciting thing CSIRO was involved in was when its Hon Dr Gilbert Bogle (an outstanding physicist and known bonker) was bonking Margaret Chandler, whose husband Geoffrey (a known bonker) also worked at the CSIRO as some sort of technician.

    They had both been at a Chatswood party, which Bogle left for a couple of hours to bonk someone else. After he returned he offered to drive Margaret home but they ended up dead as door nails in Lane Cove National Park, where people routinely went to bonk. The cause of death was beyond the coroner and people speculated that the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) link offered all manner of mysterious possibilities.

    That was in 1963. After the excitement died down the CSIRO staff returned to sitting on their clackers, stroking their chin in deep intellectual thought, bonking each other from time to time and doing not much more.

  140. EvilElvis

    Every small business in the country will go to the wall.

    That’s the plan isn’t it? Only ones left are corporate socialist entities and public services taking over what the elites deem as necessary. Corporate and bureacracy in lock step, what a beautiful world.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ex-Catholics are the worst.

    Actually Atheists are the worst.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The cause of death was beyond the coroner and people speculated that the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) link offered all manner of mysterious possibilities.

    Snork , snork…

  143. EvilElvis

    What game are you in Matrix? Semi-vague answer welcome.

  144. Howard Hill

    Interesting:
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/361634/
    Would be great if true..

    FASCINATING: An Effective Treatment for Coronavirus. “Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an effective antiviral therapeutic treatment against Coronavirus Disease 2019. Use of chloroquine (tablets) is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with Coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stay. US CDC research shows that chloroquine also has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure against coronavirus in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed. Chloroquine is an inexpensive, globally available drug that has been in widespread human use since 1945 against malaria, autoimmune and various other conditions.”

    I read it has shocking side effects?

  145. NoFixedAddress

    cohenite
    #3360965, posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    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.

    ABC is looking to hire actors for their next production coming to a High Court near you,

    Grim among the Grapes will reveal the devastation to Traditional Vines as grape ‘bunches’ are cut from the Elders

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I read it has shocking side effects?

    Chloroquine was the anti – malarial suppressant issued by the A.D.F. in the 1970’s, and it’s anecdotal only, but my understanding is that the side effects were stomach cramps, and violent diarrhea.

  147. Porter

    I reckon that CSIRO letter is fake.

  148. Porter

    I know Walker provided his written arguments. I don’t know if Judd did. But I am not liking Pell’s chances the longer the High Court deliberates.
    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-what-could-happen-next-for-cardinal-pell-89094

  149. Porter

    What a shit day. One mate loses his house. Another mate diagnosed with cancer. No amount of toilet paper going to wipe that clean. Night all.

  150. NoFixedAddress

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3361075, posted on March 17, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Opinion
    ‘Rotten. Shameful’: Surely no one can now ignore the abuses of the SAS

    Are ‘Dusty Miller‘, medic, and ‘Braden Chapman’, a former Special Air Services signaler, on tinder or are they locked and loaded with jussie xmollet?

  151. Rex Mango

    Got a question after being down pub. At what point did the Cat notice that there was a problem in Wuhan? I got into argument with someone who said that our Govt has done really well. My response was we should have closed our borders earlier. I am pretty sure in Dec19 on this blog there was serious warning signs.

  152. Rex Mango

    Re the unlawful killings in an unlawful country, it is something only lawyers could contemplate.

  153. NoFixedAddress

    is the CWA shut down?

  154. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Front page of The Australian:

    “Chile strands 73 Aussie doctors aboard cruise ship

    More than 100 Australians are stranded off the coast of Chile after the country closed its ports to cruise liners in response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

    Unless the cruise has been cruising for 2½ months the obvious question is what in the sweet cheeses possessed 73 doctors to board a cruise ship?

    I just found it has been out for 16 days – on March 2 when they sailed the corona virus had claimed 90,000 infected and 3,100 dead world wide. Still they went ahead.

    A month before that it was well known there were 10 infected passengers on the Diamond Princess. As the doctors were settling in for the second day of their conference on MS Roald Amundsen the now docked Diamond Princess object lesson had scored near 20% infection of its 3,711 passengers and 7 dead.

    They are all a bit stoopid. 73 brain dead health professionals.

  155. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 8:32 pm:

    ” Opinion
    ‘Rotten. Shameful’: Surely no one can now ignore the abuses of the SAS
    By Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters
    March 17, 2020 — 8.00pm on Four Corners

    bagging the SAS”

    Chris Masters, (brother of League coach and journalist Roy) is a low mongrel dog. He jagged a job at their ABC at age 17 and has not been employed anywhere else in his entire miserable existence. Now 72 years old Masters has spent his whole life bagging others, determined to drag down people who achieve, who do worthwhile things. His attack on the SAS is a decade long obsession for which he deserves kicking to the kerb – which is a polite way of saying it is a shame no-one administered what he deserved.

  156. NoFixedAddress

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3361495, posted on March 18, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Front page of The Australian:

    “Chile strands 73 Aussie doctors aboard cruise ship

    More than 100 Australians are stranded off the coast of Chile after the country closed its ports to cruise liners in response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

    ………..
    A month before that it was well known there were 10 infected passengers on the Diamond Princess. As the doctors were settling in for the second day of their conference on MS Roald Amundsen the now docked Diamond Princess object lesson had scored near 20% infection of its 3,711 passengers and 7 dead.

    They are all a bit stoopid. 73 brain dead health professionals.

    All paid by Australian Taxpayers

  157. BorisG

    Would you rather 100,000 die – most of them people who are frail and a year or so from death – or 10,000,000 people lose their houses, livelihood and futures? The number of suicides would top the number dying from the virus.

    But this is fake dichotomy. 10,000,000 people won’t lose their houses, livelihood and futures. And some who will lose jobs will get them back as soon as the crisis is over. The demand will be back and people will rush to do things they were unable to do for so long. It is a deep economic crisis but a temporary one.

    Just look at Korea.

  158. BorisG

    They are all a bit stoopid. 73 brain dead health professionals.

    you need to check doctors of what?

  159. NoFixedAddress

    JC
    #3361269, posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    notafan
    #3361245, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Norovirus is easily prevented by hand washing.

    Better than sanitizer.

    I also have a plentiful supply of soap.

    Wifey terrorizes me about this. My hands are now like freaking sand paper. Anymore and I reckon I could develop soap poisoning.

    lol

    used to make soap in a big copper thingy when I was a kid

    borax is the go

  160. NoFixedAddress

    BorisG
    #3361502, posted on March 18, 2020 at 1:57 am

    how many still alive in North Korea?

    they are the one’s who partnered with Iran.

    We should expect to see most of Pakistan and Afghanistan just die.

  161. BorisG

    There will be 70 actual attributable deaths or less in Australia. No more than that.

    I will save this prediction.

  162. NoFixedAddress

    and in case folk wonder and I have never done it but I would love to see The Doomlord meter of most active posters

  163. NoFixedAddress

    BorisG
    #3361506, posted on March 18, 2020 at 2:10 am

    There will be 70 actual attributable deaths or less in Australia. No more than that.

    I will save this prediction.

    what is the difference from dropping dead from CO19 and Pneumonia?

    Honest question BorisG

  164. NoFixedAddress

    CO2 CO19

    die you bastards

    die

  165. BorisG

    what is the difference from dropping dead from CO19 and Pneumonia?

    Pnemonia is often caused by viruses. CO19 can cause pneumonia.

  166. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    US has new policies, presser now on with Trump and Pence. No gatherings of more than 10 people. I guess transport is exempted as it applies to social gatherings only. Support and flexibility to be organised for food service businesses.

    Florida just closed down all bars and restaurants from 5pm tonight. We head down Key Lago way tonight, Everglades National Park. Then flying to Nawlins Thursday to stay with rellies and an early return to Australia. Our daughter is a high level exec with one of the big four accountancy firms, speaks to Ministerial level, says please mum and dad come home. Big Sis stiil shrieking at me, and our three sons are also anxious for us. Spoke to my cousin this morning, come to family here now, he says. A lovely man.

    I see a cruise ship with 70 Aussie doctors is stranded down Chilli way. Our Captn made a good decisions, we think. Panic reigns in the travel arena. We are well and keeping calm.

  167. OMG. I have no words. This is just beautiful. The best 28 minutes of Bill Whittle on the COVID crisis and what it is all about.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In moderation, on my phone this time. Commented on the last thread re our plans etc.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rex, Australia Day was when the news was completely clear to anyone with any epidemiological training that we should immediately close our borders to China. I said so here at that time I think on the basis of the nature of the Wuhan response by some very scared Chinese authorities (clearly this was big time serious) and also from having looked at the limited figures and tweets coming out. We closed to China too little and too late, but at least we did close, as did Trump, whereas the wretched WHO was advising no closures.

  170. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    US now saying their creation of Senior Only shopping times was ‘showing the way’ to other countries.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have had chloroquine years ago in New Guinea. It caused some nasal bleeding and mild stomach upset in me. Nothing serious – oh, and I also recall some mild visual disturbances when given a very high dose. This visual shimmering wave sensation kicked in as we rode the old Ghan travelling down from Darwin to Alice. We had been given the tabs by Aust health workers as we came in from Timor, where The Lefty Philosopher and I spent our honeymoon after our hippie wedding in Darwin.

  172. NoFixedAddress

    dover_beach
    #3361467, posted on March 18, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Catholic church is trending on twitter. Series called Revelation. Because too much Catholic child sex abuse is not enough. Especially when Pell may be acquitted.

    Ex-Catholics are the worst.

    that would be the folk chasing Pell since 1993

    Milligan should be investigated for her warped hatred of Catholicism.

    I wish to check the books of melbourne university press

    the viko

  173. Woolfe

    Qantas saying go to manage my bookings, go there and told to call office, call office 3 hour wait. News reporting 90% of Qantas flights cancelled. Will qantas advise which ones or if yours is going? yea, naaaaaa.

    So you have no idea if you pitch up to airport if your flight is cancelled or not, crazy. Which is why I have booked one way with Emirates to try and get home to Perth With Morrison saying come back ASAP am not taking any chances on border being closed as I wait for a Qantas to make up their befuddled minds, crazy crazy shit.

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sitting in Miami Airport car hire hall with all major car hire places having booths here. There are about two hundred chairs and wait spaces, only six people around plus a few security. We have cancelled our 12 day driving trip and are just going down to the Everglades area overnight, then back to Miami to fly to Nawlins and security of family accomodation and medical know-how of my cousintill we can contact Qantas to come home early.

    Tom was right. Some of the fun goes out of it during the sort of lockdown being implemented correctly here. But seeing my clan here in the US seems still possible and the Everglades area is still an attractive trip. Our daughter wants us to follow Aust Govt Advisory and return home. All family in Oz have the pressure on us now for that.

    A few more people have just wandered in toting suitcases.

  175. struth

    Lizzie you may have had more side effects than you thought you had if you thought you rode the old Ghan between Darwin and Alice.

  176. struth

    What a lot of rot ……..
    Tell everyone to get fucked and enjoy your holiday the best you can Lizzie.

  177. struth

    The best thing about Trolls like Monty is you get to see the left’s self interest in astounding technicolour.
    The gullibility comes from fear.
    They are human heard animals and easily spooked.
    As we have seen on this thread it is not limited entirely to socialists.
    This virus shows us clearly who our enemies are.
    Who is cracking the whips to cause the stampede?
    We’re all being rounded up nicely.
    The Chinese/UN owned Governments of the world are not calling for calm.
    They are purposely creating panic.
    The more in bed with the Chinese and socialism the more they are pushing PANIC AND DISASTER PORN.
    No surprise dickhead dan couldn’t wait to call a state of emergency.
    Palacechook stating we are in a fight for our lives.
    Those that cannot get their heads out of their own arses to question this and buy into the panic will be those responsible in giving up our freedom to trators.

  178. struth

    You need government to save you from what they’ve spooked you with?
    You will pay with your freedom.

  179. struth

    All because one powerful country actually elected someone not bought and paid for by the corrupt elite globalists.
    Someone who started doing things for his people.
    You’re going to be slaves to globalists one way or the other.
    1163 people died of the flu last year including a thirteen year old in Australia alone .
    And not one shop sold out of bogvroll.
    Would a sane person who does not hold the fear of heard animals in his heart not be asking WTF is going on?

  180. NoFixedAddress

    struth
    #3361549, posted on March 18, 2020 at 5:05 am

    You need government to save you from what they’ve spooked you with?
    You will pay with your freedom.

    Australia2020

  181. Ed Case

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:7

    “For the general American public, there is no added health benefit to wear a respiratory protective device (such as an N95 respirator), and the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.”

  182. struth

    Have we reached ten deaths yet in Australia?
    Just ten even?
    All those like the flu elderly with one foot already in the grave and just needing that viral push that finishes most of us off?
    Why no reporting of ages?
    With so few deaths and most of them in the one nursing home …………age should be easy to report.
    But it’s the elephant in the room.
    Spain Italy Australia are basically socialist countries sold out to globalist socialism be it Chinaor the UN.
    The actions of the liberals here prove it.
    They will not hesitate in closing this nation down.

  183. struth

    Global socialism is not a conspiracy theory.
    It is cold hsrd fact.
    It has given us all the ills our modern world faces.
    Climate change bullshit and general envirosabotage of the west.
    The general push and ownership of our politicians who implement their sabotage and will not…will not do a thing we ask for and haven’t done for years even when it would be a winner electorally.
    Their bosses will not hear of it.
    It tore the elite to pieces to instigate Brexit and really they haven’t got it yet and Boris is following UN 2050 guidelines anyway.
    It’s not conspiracy theory as people like Guterres openly admit it.

  184. egg_

    As we face constantly changing circumstances related to COVID-19, we’d like to update you on the steps we are taking as a business to ensure that you have access to fresh food, hygiene products and essential items. We also want to let you know that there is more than enough food to go around; we just need your patience and support.

    Today, we are announcing new trading hours, additional product restrictions, a change in our refund policy and some new conditions of entry to our stores.

    Trading Hours

    As of Wednesday, 18 March we will be changing all store trading hours to 9:30am – 7pm, (unless other state and local trading restrictions apply). We will continue to re-evaluate these hours on a weekly basis and communicate the decision to either uphold the change or return to normal trading hours.

    Restrictions

    To be able to provide Australians access to the essential products they need, we have decided to temporarily restrict purchases on the following products, this was enforced from 17 March, 2020:

    • Toilet paper – 1 unit
    • Dry pasta – 2 units
    • Flour – 2 units
    • Dry rice (excludes microwave rice) – 2 units
    • Paper towels – 2 units
    • Tissues – 2 units
    • Hand sanitisers – 2 units

    Returns

    To discourage over-purchasing we are temporarily suspending our change-of-mind refund policy on a number of products. If you have already purchased additional items you no longer want, please look at donating them to community organisations or neighbours who have been struggling to purchase them during this time.

    From the 17 March 2020, until further notice, we will not provide a refund where you have changed your mind about products purchased from ALDI in the following categories:

    • Toilet paper
    • Tissues and serviettes
    • Paper towels
    • Nappies and baby wipes
    • Feminine hygiene and incontinence products
    • Hand sanitisers
    • Cleaning products (including anti-bacterial wipes)
    • Canned food (including fish, fruit, vegetables, soup)
    • Pasta and pasta sauce
    • Rice and rice meals
    • Cooking oils and vinegars
    • Flour

    Trading Hours

    Our employees, Australian business partners and transport operators have been working incredibly hard to deliver more products than ever into stores each day. To allow them time to stock shelves and perform a thorough clean of the store for the next day, we have decided to temporarily change our trading hours. As of Wednesday, 18 March, we will be changing all stores trading hours to 9:30am – 7pm, unless other state and local trading restrictions apply. We appreciate that these new times may be an inconvenience for those who regularly shop with us and we would like to thank you in advance for your understanding.

    Customer Behaviour

    Together with our store employees we’ve agreed on new conditions of entry to our stores:

    1. Respect our employees and their physical space
    2. Respect each other and look out for those less able
    3. Practice good hygiene in our stores
    4. Do not attempt to ‘game’ our product restriction policies
    5. We remind you that we will not accept any violent behaviour (verbal or physical) in or around our stores and the police will be called immediately if required
    6. Be kind, be calm, be empathetic and most of all be courteous
    7. And please, do one nice thing for someone else when you leave our store today

    In return, we are supporting our 13,000 employees across the country and implementing the necessary hygiene procedures to ensure you can shop with confidence.

    We’re constantly monitoring the situation and will do our best to keep all products 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 we’ll keep you updated in our stores and on our website as things change. This is unchartered territory for many of us, so please remember to be kind, be calm, be empathetic and most of all be courteous.

    We thank you for your continued patience as our teams around the country work hard to support you and our local communities.

    For more information and the latest updates please visit http://www.aldi.com.au/en/covid-19-update

    Regards,

    ALDI Australia

  185. struth

    You want our governments to save you from the climate?
    You want our governments to save you from the flu?
    They don’t want you saved from any of it. They just want more control using any opportunity that presents itself and if one doesn’t they invent it.

  186. notafan

    Italy’s statistics just get worse and worse.

  187. notafan

    Another 345 deaths overnight and 2060 on the critical list.

  188. Howard Hill

    Denmark has passed an emergency law that allows for the government to force people to take a vaccine for coronavirus.

    The emergency law gives authorities sweeping powers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in force until March 2021.

    Citizens who refuse to be tested for the coronavirus will face fines and potential prison time, and will be prevented from entering shops, grocery stores, public institutions and hospitals while also being restricted from using public transport.

    Hmm. This doesn’t sound too good. My spidy sensors are off the charts.
    Lets see how long it take the parasites here to announce a similar thing.
    Then again it could be fake news?

  189. struth

    I’ll tell you what does have a virus.
    The spaminator.

  190. NoFixedAddress

    struth
    #3361557, posted on March 18, 2020 at 5:50 am

    You want our governments to save you from the climate?
    You want our governments to save you from the flu?
    They don’t want you saved from any of it. They just want more control using any opportunity that presents itself and if one doesn’t they invent it.

    struth

    been thinking lately that federation should be extended.

    every commonwealth electorate should be a separate State of Australia.

  191. notafan

    Asymptotic carriers can apparently infect ten people on average.

    War time conditions

    War time provisions

    Pandemic time conditions

    Pandemic time provisions.

    And as the Chinese and others have clearly demonstrated

    Some people don’t care one iota how their bad behaviour impacts on others.

  192. notafan

    Denmark have imported a much less civic minded demographic.

  193. struth

    Highlights

    In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%.


    More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period.


    Italy showed a higher influenza attributable excess mortality compared to other European countries. especially in the elderly.

    Abstract
    Objectives
    In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. Influenza epidemics have been indicated as one of the potential determinants of such an excess. The objective of our study was to estimate the influenza-attributable contribution to excess mortality during the influenza seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17 in Italy.

    Methods
    We used the EuroMomo and the FluMomo methods to estimate the annual trend of influenza-attributable excess death rate by age group. Population data were provided by the National Institute of Statistics, data on influenza like illness and confirmed influenza cases were provided by the National Institutes of Health. As an indicator of weekly influenza activity (IA) we adopted the Goldstein index, which is the product of the percentage of patients seen with influenza-like illness (ILI) and percentage of influenza-positive specimens, in a given week.

    Results
    We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, respectively, using the Goldstein index. The average annual mortality excess rate per 100,000 ranged from 11.6 to 41.2 with most of the influenza-associated deaths per year registered among the elderly. However children less than 5 years old also reported a relevant influenza attributable excess death rate in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons (1.05/100,000 and 1.54/100,000 respectively).

    Conclusions
    Over 68,000 deaths were attributable to influenza epidemics in the study period. The observed excess of deaths is not completely unexpected, given the high number of fragile very old subjects living in Italy. In conclusion, the unpredictability of the influenza virus continues to present a major challenge to health professionals and policy makers. Nonetheless, vaccination remains the most effective means for reducing the burden of influenza, and efforts to increase vaccine coverage and the introduction of new vaccine strategies (such as vaccinating healthy children) should be considered to reduce the influenza attributable excess mortality experienced in Italy and in Europe in the last seasons.

    Previous arti

  194. Mother Lode

    Okay, so the people hoarding – stuffing their pantries with whatever they can get – are they likely to go out every couple of days and top up? Or are they going to workout through their hoard like caterpillars on a leaf?

    And even if they top up they will not be getting the same volume since they will have limited storage space and only need to top up to their normal consumption rate.

    Seriously though – what a bunch of dicks.

  195. NoFixedAddress

    notafan
    #3361561, posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Another 345 deaths overnight and 2060 on the critical list.

    how many native Italians have died?

  196. Herodotus

    The BBC just can’t help themselves! More TDS.
    Item: Trump has caused a stir by referring to the Chinese Virus, they said overnight on OS.
    Fox News has rather a long compilation of lefty MSM TV people (CNN, msnbc etc) doing the same.
    But no, the beeb has to make a thing of it and ask why the US and China are indulging in a diplomatic spat.
    “Haven’t they got better things to do?” They ask.
    Hasn’t the beeb got better things to do than stoop to mindless TDS again?
    The word has gone out, however. Now the media mostly confine themselves to “coronavirus”, even though we all followed the reports of where and how this thing got going.

  197. struth

    They are in such a panic in Italy that they’re able to test everyone coming in with dying from Corona virus and not just the flu?
    I mean we all know of the wonderful German like efficiency of the Italians.
    As the figures show above, it’s just about situation normal for Italy, some here may wish to have a bex and a bit of a lie down.

  198. Anne

    Donald Trump tweet just now:

    The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN!

    Something tells me he’s not talking about the Coronavirus.

  199. jupes

    France LOCKDOWN update:

    We are only allowed to leave the house for the following (loosely translated):
    1 (Essential) work
    2. Food
    3. Health
    4. Children
    5. Exercise (limited)

    Get this: We have to carry a paper (seriously) with our name, age, address and date and ticked one of the reasons above. If we are found outside without a paper or too far from home it’s a 38 Euro fine.

    I for one welcome our new Gestapo overlords.

  200. Zatara

    Wow. This article is so-so but scroll to the two maps at the bottom. Very interesting correlation.

    Jennifer Rubin’s death wish for Republicans is factually wrong — and the maps prove it

  201. struth

    NFA
    Getting the fuckers to stick to the constitution would be a start.

  202. NoFixedAddress

    Anne
    #3361575, posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Donald Trump tweet just now:

    The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN!

    Something tells me he’s not talking about the Coronavirus.

    Phase 4

  203. Anne

    Tweet from Donald Trump 20/09/2013 3:11 pm

    Move slowly, carefully —- and then strike like the fastest animal on the planet!

    #TheStormIsUponUs

    Deep State is going down, worldwide.

  204. struth

    That should solve Macrons yellow vest problems.

  205. jupes

    That should solve Macrons yellow vest problems.

    We’ll see. They paid no notice to the level 3 restrictions.

  206. struth

    Socialist governments are loving this.
    Of course no one has ever caught a bug going to the shops or work.

  207. NoFixedAddress

    struth
    #3361578, posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:39 am

    NFA
    Getting the fuckers to stick to the constitution would be a start.

    lol

    But there are more people in each electorate now than in most States who voted for the original Federation

    Imagine 151 States of Australia

  208. Howard Hill

    NoFixedAddress
    #3361574, posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:34 am

    Tom

    Powerline has done it again

    Australians mentioned

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/mid-week-in-pictures-social-distancing-edition.php

    The Meanwhile in San Francisco is a a good one 🙂

  209. Anne

    In the last few hours, Dana Bash (CNN) and Joe Scarborough (NBC) have praised Trump’s leadership and wish for his success.

    Is the US Main Stream Media now under the control of the WhiteHats or are they hoping for deals?

    No deals for those who’ve hurt children.

  210. NoFixedAddress

    struth

    if you had 150 Premiers from each State it would be a beauty to behold

  211. NoFixedAddress

    and 150 x 6 Senators from each State.

    Think of the magnificence of having 900 Senators

  212. notafan

    Struth why don’t you read the article before commenting.

    Then you won’t look quite so ignorant.

    PS after your efforts this morning it’s pretty obvious who needs a lie down.

    Expressing sympathy for what the Italians are dealing with is not hysteria.

    Also the comment about the ‘flu’.

    Are you trying to suggest that the deaths in Italy are being misattributed?

    That’s one mighty bizarre conspiracy theory you got going there.

    Of course Italy is the home of pizza.

  213. egg_

    China Global Television Network (CGTN) News footage of Chinese? teams with Meds in Sarajevo?
    Keeping face?

  214. Anne

    A theory, as to why so many rich and famous people are contracting the COVD_19 virus, is that their Adrenochrome supply had been tainted. Q has repeatedly said, These people are sick, and now, these people are sick.

    This from an Anon on 8kun, March 15th.
    “The Adrenochrome produced in the Wuhan facility was “infected” with a special variant of the mass released corona virus variant. Those who took the tainted Adrenochrome will be blood tested and proven in a court of law that they were taking a Adrenochrome from the Wuhan lab. Prima facia evidence.

    LadyGaga wrote this on Social Media a few days ago.
    “Beware Vampires: the blood you choose to suck choose wisely, it may fill your pores from the inside out with a wicked poison unknown to you. Perhaps you took a bite of flesh you can’t handle. Perhaps I am a Vampire, or a new creature undead you have yet to meet.”

  215. notafan

    Sharing Wip with lefty rellies.

    No comments.

    Priceless

  216. notafan

    Q

    Deep state

    Gates

    Pizza

    ‘global elite’

    Vampires

    Reptilians

    It’s them wot dunnit

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Denmark has passed an emergency law that allows for the government to force people to take a vaccine for coronavirus.

    Good luck enforcing that.

  218. egg_

    DPRK News Service
    @DPRK_News
    ·
    Mar 14
    Pyongyang Children’s Library postpones “Fun Time With Josef Stalin And The Gang” event, due to virus concerns.

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