Tuesday Forum: March 31, 2020

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  1. Hay Stockard

    Cunning Doomlord. Top ten anyway.

  2. Infidel Tiger

    China Flu should be the nail in the coffin of high density living.

    Look at the destruction it is reaping in cities and how it has left the suburbs, gardens and countryside alone.

    The reaper has come for the dog boxes and the inner city filth.

  3. Mallee Miss

    Top ten – how good is Catallaxy?

  4. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Ten

    I am a God.

  5. notafan

    Anne

    Providing comedic conspiracy theories and outright lies to the cat since 2016

    Jesuit oath. A complete fabrication

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Morning, all.

  7. Some History

    How’s isolation going?

    Yesterday I added the couch.

    https://imgur.com/hBdum1D

  8. feelthebern

    NSW stats as at 30th March.
    https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20200330_00.aspx

    Read the stats & tell me you can see the scam this “crisis” is.

  9. Tom

    When too much open freddery is barely enough!

  10. local oaf

    To borrow a famous piece of wisdom from Goldfinger:

    Once is happenstance – SARS

    Twice is co-incidence – Covid

    Three times is enemy action – Coming soon from our good friends in China…..

  11. Tim Neilson

    rickw
    #3385560, posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:10 am
    Press Release from Dictator Dan:

    Translated into English:

    Our excuse for turning restrictions on liberty into full denial of liberty is that we might be incompetent in administering mere restrictions.

  12. Old School Conservative

    That’s two states to my knowledge who have restricted sales of firearms.
    Self protection by the politicians.

  13. Infidel Tiger

    Xi virus may not have reached the countryside but the economic impact has. Drove through three small towns nearby yesterday in a drive through the country side to brighten the spirits – shops shut, pubs reduced to takeaways only (not hugely popular outside the urban context, I’d imagine) and streets deserted. This will be the death knell for some of these places.

    I’m not sure about that.

    The desire for rural retreats should be at an all time high once this is “over”.

    It’s now my life goal to have a self sustained rural compound.

  14. Mater

    That’s two states to my knowledge who have restricted sales of firearms.
    Self protection by the politicians.

    I thought Qld went the other day, too.

    WA, Qld, Vic…

  15. Andreas

    Meanwhile, commonsense in SA, I’m shocked:

    South Australian police will not enforce the Federal Government’s new advice of restricting public gatherings to no more than two people.
    Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said yesterday that officers will continue enforcing the rule that limits gatherings to 10 people.

  16. C.L.

    The media, the media, the media …
    The drumbeat, the drumbeat, the drumbeat …
    New cases, news cases, new cases …

    Of people with a cold or nothing wrong with them at all.

  17. Roger

    It’s now my life goal to have a self sustained rural compound.

    Been working on that for years; a sensible goal to have.

  18. bespoke

    It’s now my life goal to have a self sustained rural compound.

    To late IT the locals are revolting against city slickers. Plus how would you power a car made from bamboo?, urine?

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Major crackdown on alcohol stockpiling as bottleshops across Australia unite to enforce strict buying restrictions to stop coronavirus hoarders

    New rules will restrict shoppers to two slabs of beer and 12 bottles of wine
    The new restrictions will be enforced on Tuesday and will apply across Australia
    The rules won’t be enforced in Western Australia after they set limits last week
    In that state, shoppers limited to three bottles of wine and single case of beer

    First your guns, then your grog…

  20. jo

    Carpe Jugulum
    #3385555, posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:08 am
    Top Ten

    I am a God.

    Hopefully not a little wooden one.

  21. Roger

    I thought Qld went the other day, too.

    Confirmed. Deemed “non-essential services.”

    Once Bunning is shut down its 22000 suppliers will go & the Australian economy will officially be on life support.

  22. Armadillo

    Can any Cats know what the regulations are for travelling from QLD to NSW?

    My builder need to get back to my place to finish some work. Are they going to stop him or make him self isolate?

  23. bespoke

    err Arky! get in hear.

  24. C.L.

    He will be turned around at the border.

  25. Infidel Tiger

    To late IT the locals are revolting against city slickers. Plus how would you power a car made from bamboo?, urine?

    The locals usually are revolting. I’ll avoid them.

  26. Armadillo

    err Arky! get in hear.

    What’s Arky done now? Don’t make me scroll up.

  27. NoFixedAddress

    NoFixedAddress
    #3385590, posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Tel
    #3385534, posted on March 31, 2020 at 10:57 am

    For information: My 19-year old advises me that one of her friends was driving a car with two passengers – not from the same household – and got fined $1000 yesterday.

    She should have mentioned that everyone in the car is a doctor.

    Always explain how the legal loophole works … that’s very important.

    I think the ticket writing cop will be in a lot of trouble.

    He didn’t issue tickets to the 2 passengers for not maintaining 1.5 metre social distance.

    Poor form that!

  28. Armadillo

    He will be turned around at the border.

    Seriously?

  29. Infidel Tiger

    Is anyone bothering to recycle at the moment?

  30. Mater

    CL,
    Just a thanks for your regular posts.
    I’m enjoying them. Well written, witty (in a dry sort of way) and they always provide something to think about.

  31. Roger

    My builder need to get back to my place to finish some work. Are they going to stop him or make him self isolate?

    NSW border still open (for now) & if he has QLD plates he’ll be allowed back in to the land of fruits & nuts.

  32. Harlequin Decline

    Finally some sense coming from the media. A journo has managed to stitch together some relevant facts, opinions and figures which go someway to explaining the disparate statistics.

    In the Australian today an article entitled Coronavirus Europe death rate starts to level off

    Statisticians are looking to Germany for clues as to what the virus outcome might be.

    Italy’s numbers appear worryingly high, but experts say that is because every person who dies with coronavirus is recorded as dying from it.

    “Only 12 per cent of death certificates (of people listed as dying from coronavirus) have shown a direct causality from coronavirus,” said Professor Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s health ministry.

    “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.’’

    He said while 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, the other 88 per cent of deaths had least one comorbidity – and many had two or three. Each year in Italy there are 17,000 deaths from influenza.

    In Germany, on the other hand, any underlying health conditions – often heart disease – are usually noted as the cause of death, rather than the coronavirus.

    Germany has also tested a broader spectrum of the population – including children and those who showed the mildest of symptoms at the earliest stages, including contacts of known infections – rather than the Italian and British methods of mainly testing the very sick who have been hospitalised.

    Germany says they have found 63,000 infections, of which there have been 545 deaths, a death rate of 7 per 1m population.

    In Italy their 11,000 deaths equates to around 178 deaths per 1m of population.

    Australia’s rate per 1m of population is 0.7 and the UK’s is 18. Spain is 157.

    The age profile of infections also illustrates how Germany has tested a wider age range of the population than others – its median age of those infected is 46.

    Eight in ten Germans with the disease are under 60 and are able to withstand the virus much more robustly. In Italy the median age is 63, in the UK it is 64. But again, in Italy and the UK the figures reflect the median age of the very ill coronavirus patients, and isn’t indicative of the infections throughout the whole country.

  33. Armadillo

    CL is a naughty naughty boy.

  34. Nick

    Is anyone bothering to recycle at the moment?

    Only my urine.
    It won’t be long before the Guvverment comes for that too.

  35. not leaving this on the old thread

    Harlequin Decline
    #3385599, posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Finally some sense coming from the media. A journo has managed to stitch together some relevant facts, opinions and figures which go someway to explaining the disparate statistics.

    In the Australian today an article entitled Coronavirus Europe death rate starts to level off–

    Statisticians are looking to Germany for clues as to what the virus outcome might be.

    Italy’s numbers appear worryingly high, but experts say that is because every person who dies with coronavirus is recorded as dying from it.

    “Only 12 per cent of death certificates (of people listed as dying from coronavirus) have shown a direct causality from coronavirus,” said Professor Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s health ministry.

    “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.’’

    He said while 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, the other 88 per cent of deaths had least one comorbidity – and many had two or three. Each year in Italy there are 17,000 deaths from influenza.

    In Germany, on the other hand, any underlying health conditions – often heart disease – are usually noted as the cause of death, rather than the coronavirus.

    Germany has also tested a broader spectrum of the population – including children and those who showed the mildest of symptoms at the earliest stages, including contacts of known infections – rather than the Italian and British methods of mainly testing the very sick who have been hospitalised.

    Germany says they have found 63,000 infections, of which there have been 545 deaths, a death rate of 7 per 1m population.

    In Italy their 11,000 deaths equates to around 178 deaths per 1m of population.

    Australia’s rate per 1m of population is 0.7 and the UK’s is 18. Spain is 157.

    The age profile of infections also illustrates how Germany has tested a wider age range of the population than others – its median age of those infected is 46.

    Eight in ten Germans with the disease are under 60 and are able to withstand the virus much more robustly. In Italy the median age is 63, in the UK it is 64. But again, in Italy and the UK the figures reflect the median age of the very ill coronavirus patients, and isn’t indicative of the infections throughout the whole country.

  36. Davey Boy

    Trying to post some GSMA commentary on the drop in mobile services in chin a but spaminator eats it. Anyway the key paragraphs which offers their explanations are:

    One operator representative noted physical channels were not operating normally during the timeframe. Although online services were available, many customers still prefer to visit retail shops to open new accounts and obtain other services, so restrictions on openings reduced user additions, local media reported.

    Sources at the operators said the decrease also was a result of a regular culling of temporary SIM cards which expired, while a nationwide move to number portability, coupled with a reduction in tariffs, led to a decline in the number of dual-SIM users.

  37. C.L.

    Yes, he will be turned around, Arma.
    Excepting essential food transpo or medical/familial visitiations, nobody is allowed out.

  38. rickw

    It’s now my life goal to have a self sustained rural compound.

    My project is 50% complete, next step is workshop.

  39. Megan

    Transferred from the old fred where I was all alone and lonely. But correctly socially distanced.

    Lizzie, our dance teacher has just posted some very self conscious tap routines for us to do at home. I’m grateful…tap has been the best thing I have done to improve ankle strength and maintain good balance. If the Sicilian Prince utters a single snicker it will be instant banishment to the far reaches of the garden for him. I may not let him back in.

  40. Tel

    Can any Cats know what the regulations are for travelling from QLD to NSW?

    Wouldn’t matter much what the regulations are … they change every few days and are selectively enforced. Tell em about the legal loophole for clayblockoligists.

  41. nobody is allowed out

    Except vehicles carrying face masks destined for Xi Land.

  42. Armadillo

    Excepting essential food transpo or medical/familial visitiations

    His parents still live here in town. Woo Hoo!

  43. Just ask Nota, or Knuckles, or Mark A, or indeed most of your fellow Cats.

    From the old thread.
    With a few exceptions, the last refuge of the terminally deluded.
    Catallaxy – paranoia central…..

  44. Peter the old fossil

    NSW border still open (for now) & if he has QLD plates he’ll be allowed back in to the land of fruits & nuts.

    As I understand it, getting “back” (NSW -> QLD) isn’t a problem. But getting “out” (QLD -> NSW) is.
    I’ll stand corrected, but I thought southbound travel was totally restricted except for essential medical reasons.

  45. Harlequin Decline

    Posted a relevant part of an article at the end of the old fred and tried on the new fred but it hasn’t appeared for some reason.

    The article has a good explanation of the differing stats coming out of Germany , Italy and the UK. Basically the German ones are the most accurate if you are assessing at the severity of the virus.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    With a few exceptions, the last refuge of the terminally deluded.
    Catallaxy – paranoia central…..

    This blog owns you, Numbers, lock, stock and barrel.

  47. Harlequin Decline

    IR, thanks for reposting.

  48. bespoke

    Armadillo
    #3385612, posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:38 am
    err Arky! get in hear.

    What’s Arky done now? Don’t make me scroll up.

    No. I m sure he would do a better job describing your need for a builder.

  49. Armadillo

    Wow. There seems to be a lot of confusion. He flew back to Townsville to collect his motorbike.

    Luckily, it’s an on road/0ff road. He might be best to take a beaten track somewhere.

  50. Peter the old fossil

    Woolfe

    I posted on the old thread but don’t know if you saw it.
    Good plan having your SMSF in 100% cash through all of this. But take advantage of the $20,000 super withdrawal offer and stash it as “real” (banknotes) money somewhere safe at home.

  51. Boambee John

    With a few exceptions, the last refuge of the terminally deluded.

    Welcome, our favourite terminally deluded seagull. Feel free to crap freely!

  52. C.L.

    He might be best to take a beaten track somewhere.

  53. So it is clear that Scotty, Dan of the Dead et al will need to further f1ddle some numbers to justify their past actions.
    Bureau of Meteorology or CSIRO? Who will get the job?

    In AU the only meaningful numbers are: Xi flu positives that require hospitalization and the number of these who cark it from Xi flu.
    We simply haven’t tested enough people for anything else to be meaningful.

  54. Armadillo

    No. I m sure he would do a better job describing your need for a builder.

    Put it this way, He’s not building me a Model A. Any half competent arse clown could do that with their eyes shut.

  55. Sinclair Davidson

    I love the new banner Sinclair.

    Thanks – not happy with the RHS. 🙁

  56. Peter the old fossil

    I love the new banner Sinclair.

    Crawler.

  57. thefrollickingmole

    Reminder, Numberwang believes the use of context doesnt matter when words are used.

    Therefore shouting “fire” in a theater is the same as shouting “fire” at a firing squad.

    And he wonders why he was sent to tech the short bus.

  58. Roger

    As I understand it, getting “back” (NSW -> QLD) isn’t a problem. But getting “out” (QLD -> NSW) is.

    The restrictions apply to entry into QLD, not egress.

    Unless I’ve missed the promulgation of some new directive in recent days.

  59. I love the banner too. Loved the V mini series from the 80s. I hope to watch it with my kids over Easter. V for victory!

  60. thefrollickingmole

    The banner has gone the full Anne.

    Reptilian overlord resistance confirmed!!

  61. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This blog owns you, Numbers, lock, stock and barrel.

    it’s in his head, first thing when he wakes up every morning is race to the blog and unleash his inner communist. sad case of dementia

  62. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    quoteblock ass about. cabin fever must be taking hold

  63. bespoke

    Sinc liked V for the inter species relationships

  64. For guys and gals over 60, be careful what you say in Viktoristan.

    Dissenters will be hospitalized and will die of Xi flu.

    V

  65. EvilElvis

    It’s hard work catching up with the open thread on WA time, but I’ll drag this over now I’ve caught up…

    Check it out.
    What the Actual Fk?

    Frigging random.

    I’ll tell you what though, Anne has been trotting along ok for the week but MV just made a late run this morning and was looking good.

    Boom! Anne drops the mic!

    C’mon MV! Anne’s getting you. Who will win the hearts and minds of those of us who can’t make sense of any of this shit?

    And the banner is now ‘V’!

    Shits on!

  66. PK

    Most people would be unaware of some of the greatest suffering being inflicted by anti-Wuhan Virus measures. Report from the UK:

    coronavirus …has been tough for trans and non-binary people, ‘with reports of postponed and cancelled surgeries… leading to enormous stress and disappointment…’. It also complained that drag queens are being forced to perform online due to the closure of venues.

    Something ought to be done.

  67. I love the new banner Sinclair.

    Hmmmmm…
    A story about socialist-fascist (tautology), flesh-eating, lizard people coming to enslave the Earth and steal all their resources whilst presenting a caring and compassionate face to the world who are eventually defeated by a man-made bio weapon.
    Some of the details are backward but maybe the mankini-wearing economist is onto something.

  68. Boambee John

    ROFLMAO.

    The numerical seagull was crapping all over an earlier thread about the US Darwin awardees who took fish tank cleaner to protect themselves from Kung Flu. Apparently typical knuckle dragging dumb stupid Trump supporters.

    Except the woman involved was a big donor to Demorat causes, including – wait for it – something called the 314 Action Fund, that calls itself the “pro-science resistance”, and is also a big critic of Trump’s response to Kung Flu.

    Another rake!

  69. Peter the old fossil

    The restrictions apply to entry into QLD, not egress.

    You are right, Roger. I just checked. I had it wrong way round. My bad. Apologies.

  70. Nick

    It that ‘V’. Jeez you guys are old 🙂

  71. cohenite

    These threads mutate faster than the chunk virus.

  72. Peter the old fossil

    EvilElvis
    #3385688, posted on March 31, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I hope you were maintaining your social distance while you typed that, Elvis.

  73. thefrollickingmole

    Boambee John

    I saw that one, the word murder was used in the description.

    But wou would ever think a fanatical lefty would kill their own spouse just to advance the cause, nothing like that has ever happenned before…

    https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woman-who-ingested-fish-tank-cleaner-was-prolific-donor-to-democratic-causes/

    Federal Election Commission records show that Wanda has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic electoral groups and candidates over the past two years, including Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and EMILY’s List, a group that aims to elect pro-choice female candidates.

    Wanda told the Free Beacon that she and her husband were both Democrats, not Trump supporters. They heard about the potential benefits of chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, in news reports. She decided at the “spur of the moment” to try taking it, but reached for a fish tank cleaner in her pantry that contains chloroquine phosphate, a different and deadly form of the chemical.

    ….
    Wanda’s most recent contributions to Democratic causes came on Feb. 26 and 28. They went to the 314 Action Fund, a Democratic political action committee that describes itself as “the largest pro-science advocacy organization committed to electing scientists” and aims to “promote the responsible use of data driven fact based approaches in public policy.”

    The group has been highly critical of Trump’s coronavirus policies in recent weeks. In fact, on its Facebook page, the group slammed the Trump administration for the couple’s actions, writing, “There are real consequences to the White House throwing its approval behind an experimental drug trial before it’s time.”

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    83th!

    V for Vendetta!

  75. bespoke

    EvilElvis
    Anne hasn’t topped “all your cash has been rendered useless …… but get it out now”

  76. bespoke

    Lets not let the old thread die and post it all hear.

  77. A Quiet Australian

    Who is going to pay back all this government debt? Millennials? Do they know it yet?

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    Situation normal, in large part, for NT bottlos.

    Restrictions in anyway, and no shortage of punters having a can of personality or two.

    Unless………

    The adrenochrome was put into VB cans to make the locals either immune, or get the disease and die, or assume their rightful position as our overlords, or to cut the Jesuit snake blood supply chain.

    I’ll have to digest all this before the next Stonecutters’ meeting at two.

    #[email protected]

  79. Nick

    Qantas want $4bn of taxpayers money. Fuck them.

  80. EvilElvis

    I hope you were maintaining your social distance while you typed that, Elvis.

    Only to other people, MV. Now focus my man, I’ve got a foot in both camps. Honestly, the snake thing nearly had me. 😁

  81. Nick

    Lol KD, in Asia at least, bottled beer has a fair bit of formaldehyde in it, removed by inverting the bottle in water and pouring the first cm out.

  82. Peter the old fossil

    Fascinating story just up on the ABC:

    “Coronavirus rules explained — the 16 reasons it’s OK to leave the house under NSW’s lockdown”

    Apparently in NSW now you need a “legitimate reason” to leave your own home. $11,000 fines apply for those who transgress.

  83. EvilElvis

    EvilElvis
    Anne hasn’t topped “all your cash has been rendered useless …… but get it out now”

    I dunno. They’re both coming from such different angles it’s hard to pick a winner this early.

  84. woolfe

    Yes got that, thanks Peter OF. Will withdraw the 10 this year and 10 next year.

  85. Peter the old fossil

    Who is going to pay back all this government debt? Millennials?

    No. Your superannuation.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Who is going to pay back all this government debt? Millennials?

    It is never getting paid back.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    The interest it accrues will be paid, but the principal debt is never getting reduced, only increased.

  88. EvilElvis

    A story about socialist-fascist (tautology), flesh-eating, lizard people coming to enslave the Earth and steal all their resources whilst presenting a caring and compassionate face to the world who are eventually defeated by a man-made bio weapon.
    Some of the details are backward but maybe the mankini-wearing economist is onto something.

    And V for Vendetta. A police state formed from the remnants of experimentation and virus outbreak on a population from their own government!

    The banner is basically Anne and MV going at it!

  89. Peter the old fossil

    Will withdraw the 10 this year and 10 next year.

    It’s 10 from mid April and 10 from July 1 this year. I doubt it will be on offer next year.

  90. Siltstone

    No. Your superannuation.

    Most likely. Sequestered for “nation building”.

  91. Wanda told the Free Beacon that she and her husband were both Democrats, not Trump supporters. They heard about the potential benefits of chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, in news reports. She decided at the “spur of the moment” to try taking it, but reached for a fish tank cleaner in her pantry that contains chloroquine phosphate, a different and deadly form of the chemical.

    Hey Numbers, Monty and other leftards;

    Have you heard about the potential benefits of Potassium (K)? It is really good for your health, great for your nerves, fluid balance and helps prevent strokes.

    Get yourself some KCN, it contains potassium, take a big gulp.
    Everyone will be better off if you do this.

  92. Botswana O'Hooligan

    19 deaths out of over 4000 cases is but 0.4% so we have been plunged into a depression by a bunch of political ratbags who will tax the bejesus out of us when this latest panic is over.

  93. woolfe

    Yea Pete was talking tax year

  94. feelthebern

    NSW.
    96,446 tests.
    1918 confirmed cases.
    Of that 1918, 1185 were imported.
    Of that 1185, 177 came from the Ruby Princess.
    PS, the population of NSW is 8.1mill.

  95. Mark A

    Just ask Nota, or Knuckles, or Mark A

    What did I do now?
    I have very few answers, no use asking me about anything.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone who thinks we will ever recover from this has not walked though a shopping centre or along a high street.

    We’re in a deep depression for probably a decade or more.

    I’m getting a job in the public service asap.

  97. Infidel Tiger

    NSW.
    96,446 tests.
    1918 confirmed cases.
    Of that 1918, 1185 were imported.
    Of that 1185, 177 came from the Ruby Princess.
    PS, the population of NSW is 8.1mill.

    We have destroyed everything for a virus no one has, and that no one is dying of.

    I want a 100,000 dead by May minimum.

  98. NoFixedAddress

    Is all this social lockdown and shutting of the private sectors of the economy to,
    1. flatten the curve;
    2. avoid deaths; or
    3. destroy Australia?

    At the moment it is a massive failure of Australian Governments and Departments at all levels.

  99. stackja

    Unprecedented warm weather followed by unprecedented bush fires followed by unprecedented floods followed by unprecedented virus.

  100. Peter the old fossil

    woolfe
    #3385738, posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, okay, good. Will you be using the “income dropped 20%” loophole?
    That’s what I have my family and friends planning to do. I can’t imagine it ever being checked.
    Human Services would grind to a halt under the increased workload.

  101. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    NSW.
    96,446 tests.
    1918 confirmed cases.
    Of that 1918, 1185 were imported.
    Of that 1185, 177 came from the Ruby Princess.
    PS, the population of NSW is 8.1mill.

    Of those 1918 cases:
    – 157 are in hospital, of which
    – 26 are in ICU, of which
    – 13 are on ventilators.

    So 1716 are are at home with either mild or no symptoms.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    More people are currently in ICU from suicide attempts from the shutdown.

  103. Zatara

    Can someone on Twatter remind this twat that some of the masks and test kits (at the very least, who knows what else) have been found to be sub-standard by the nations which purchased them from China. This was not an act of charity, it was fraud and theft.

    I’m not a twatter type but can provide a few examples.

    China cashes in off coronavirus, selling Spain $467 million in supplies, some of them substandard
    ….
    China Supplied Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits to Spain, Czech Republic

    The majority of rapid test coronavirus test kits supplied by China to Spain and the Czech Republic are faulty….

    Up to 80 percent of the 150,000 portable, quick coronavirus test kits China delivered to the Czech Republic earlier this month were faulty

  104. Infidel Tiger

    BTW the Job Keeper stimulus is going to be the biggest bust of all time.

    Apart from a few sole traders, no one else will use it.

    If your revenue has dropped 30% plus you are out of business, not waiting around for a recovery and keeping staff on.

  105. Sinclair Davidson

    Sinc liked V for the inter species relationships

    Well, yes. The Doomlord was about 16 or so when the original series came out. 🙂

    More importantly I had gone to the video (!) shop to get a movie for the family to watch and I had come back with the first episode of V (on the old VHS tape) and my mother had been very angry because she hated scifi. At the end of the first episode the old Jewish man stops the kid from graffiting the poster and instead spray paints a giant V. At which point my mother jumped and shouted “Yes – fascist scum. Sinclair go get the next episode right now”.

  106. Peter the old fossil

    Is all this social lockdown and shutting of the private sectors of the economy to,

    4. Climate change.

  107. Mark A

    The Austrian government announced Monday that shoppers in supermarkets will have to wear face masks in order to further clamp down on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  108. NoFixedAddress

    Does anyone know if hospital beds, ICU’s and general hospital resources have kept pace with the population ponzi?

  109. woolfe

    Hey IT instead of trying unsuccessfully to commit suicide why not go down to Viktoria, say your depressed and let the state murder you?

  110. feelthebern

    The job keeper plan is an abortion.

  111. Methinks ScoMoron sees himself as the great leader in a crisis.

    He doesn’t want it to end and has no thoughts about what to do when it ends.

    V

  112. Infidel Tiger

    The job keeper plan is an abortion.

    The only people who like it are people with fake jobs, like politicians, bureaucrats and journalists.

    If you hop on the ATO Facebook page, mums and dads and small businesses were poking more holes in it that lesbians on school camp.

  113. feelthebern

    The job keeper news is a hoax to keep low info employers sacking people.
    The key news so far is the 50% IAS refund within 14 days post lodging capped at 100k.
    The next news keenly awaited is the rent relief for small business.

  114. Roger

    Get woke, go broke: Rugby Australia reportedly $9m + in the red.

  115. notafan

    Is V on Netflix or similar?

    I’ve seen books but didn’t realise there was a tv show.

    I might look for it.

    Getting sick of Euro crime.

  116. custard

    Oh, okay, good. Will you be using the “income dropped 20%” loophole?

    Its actually “your working hours were reduced by 20% or more”

  117. feelthebern

    Anyone heard about the gay cruise that’s been at sea for 3 weeks?
    It’s not a joke.

  118. Sinclair Davidson

    Not sure where V can be seen. The original 1984 series was very good – but probably dated now. The reboot started off well but they only made one series.

  119. Infidel Tiger

    Get woke, go broke: Rugby Australia reportedly $9m + in the red.

    AS someone pointed out yesterday, Folau earnt more money being sacked by the Wallabies than if he had played out his contract.

  120. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone heard about the gay cruise that’s been at sea for 3 weeks?
    It’s not a joke.

    That boat will be full of seamen.

  121. feelthebern

    FMD there are a lot of boats out there.
    All are potential case studies.
    All are potential Ruby Princesses.

  122. Peter the old fossil

    What did I do now?
    I have very few answers, no use asking me about anything.

    Hello Mark A.
    Does 2 + 2 still = 4, or are you tarting to question your math?
    Maybe better for you to question your question.

  123. Confused Old Misfit

    Will you be using the “income dropped 20%” loophole?
    That’s what I have my family and friends planning to do. I can’t imagine it ever being checked.

    Current income could be checked against last tax report. Might have to break a few privacy laws but, so what?
    Anything goes for governments these days.

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not sure where V can be seen. The original 1984 series was very good – but probably dated now. The reboot started off well but they only made one series.

    Friendship Is Universal.

  125. notafan

    Thanks Sinc.

    Will try eBay.

    I liked your mum story.

    A woman who can admit she was wrong.

  126. Sinclair Davidson

    A woman who can admit she was wrong.

    🙂 Let’s not over-react.

  127. NoFixedAddress

    Peter the old fossil
    #3385754, posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Is all this social lockdown and shutting of the private sectors of the economy to,

    4. Climate change.

    Bones,

    That’s a given as it’s about 80% done.

    Watch for movements in Rio and BHP share registries for final implementation.

    I’d rather have India invade and conquer us than have Xi’s warlord thugs.

  128. Bear Necessities

    Anyone heard about the gay cruise that’s been at sea for 3 weeks?
    It’s not a joke.

    Heaps of whale sightings. Thar he blows!

  129. feelthebern

    Considering we can not trust the government as they are deliberately trying to import coronavirus to boost the numbers, all citizens must report all cruise ships seen off shore.
    I wouldn’t put it past the NSW to transfer the passengers to barges & dump them up & down the coast, D-Day style.

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Cruise Ships should be live fire targets for our Navy and Air force.

  131. rickw

    Considering we can not trust the government as they are deliberately trying to import coronavirus to boost the numbers, all citizens must report all cruise ships seen off shore.
    I wouldn’t put it past the NSW to transfer the passengers to barges & dump them up & down the coast, D-Day style.

    A junior immigration pleb isn’t going to let a plague cruise ship discharge passengers without confirmation from much higher up.

  132. Peter the old fossil

    Its actually “your working hours were reduced by 20% or more”

    Thanks for that clarification custard. I expressed it badly.
    Same situation though. Application is online, and the way I read it you self-certify that you meet the criteria. I haven’t checked today to see if the application is online and “live” yet, but I doubt it.

  133. Infidel Tiger

    Adam Creighton
    @Adam_Creighton

    This deliberate economic and social catastrophe is unnecessary. It will tear us apart for a generation. 18 dead. Why not quarantine the elderly, stop travel, keep people in work and avoid economic collapse? #qanda

    Adam is the best think piece writer in Australia by lengths.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    All remaining cruise ships.

    Manned/populated or not. Torpedoed.

    Survivors machine-gunned in the water.

    Disease vector eliminated.

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    A woman who can admit she was wrong.

    You won’t find any on this website, let me tell you!

  136. feelthebern

    Adam Creighton has copied Chris Joyes piece word for word.

  137. Zatara

    “V For Vendetta’ can be rented on Amazon prime video.

  138. A woman who can admit she was wrong.

    The key word to understanding that sentence is “A”

  139. notafan

    Already bought box set.

    $33

    Can share with family.

  140. notafan

    Lol I knew you guys would get exercised.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    “V For Vendetta’ can be rented on Amazon prime video.

    It’s a Comic.

    Why would you rent it?

    God you Heathens disgust me with your dumbing down of classic texts.

    Absolutely Disgraceful and Disrespectful.

    Shameful.

  142. Zatara

    All remaining cruise ships.

    Nuke them from orbit – It’s the only way to be sure.

  143. Sinclair Davidson

    It’s a Comic.

    Great movie too.

  144. bespoke

    Nota attracted by inter species relationships, interesting.

  145. NoFixedAddress

    feelthebern
    #3385788, posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Considering we can not trust the government as they are deliberately trying to import coronavirus to boost the numbers, all citizens must report all cruise ships seen off shore.
    I wouldn’t put it past the NSW to transfer the passengers to barges & dump them up & down the coast, D-Day style.

    That’s why your not allowed ‘on the beach’.

  146. Nuke them from orbit – It’s the only way to be sure.

    nah. Just napalm the upper decks.

  147. Peter the old fossil

    Current income could be checked against last tax report. Might have to break a few privacy laws but, so what?

    Probably, Misfit, but with Human Services now buried on a daily basis with new edicts from on high, I very much doubt it. Most of what has happened so far has relied on voluntary compliance one way or the other, I don’t think this will be any different.

    Under the circumstances I can’t see Human Services setting a thousand or so employees aside to manually check signatures on application records against those on old tax returns or similar.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Minor consolation.

    A Fitzroy North hipsterflog bar copped at $10k blister for being open and serving up grog to cretins with beards, and shoes with no socks.

    The joint was probably full of doctors.

  149. Not Uh oh

    Just bought some toilet paper at he local Aldi. Life is good.

  150. rickw

    Just bought some toilet paper at he local Aldi. Life is good.

    Did you post a photo on Facebook? Same as you would do for a new car!

  151. Did you post a photo on Facebook? Same as you would do for a new car!

    We don’t need another photo of someone wiping their arse.

  152. notafan

    Country in meltdown.

    Usual suspect encouraging theft from taxpayers

  153. Peter the old fossil

    manually check signatures on application records

    Sorry, that should have been amounts paid, not signatures.
    Put it down to doddering old age.

  154. Stimpson J. Cat

    Gentlemen of Catallaxy,
    It’s Time To Do Your Part.

    Shawna Gawreluck
    @ShawnaGofABPoli
    I made the mistake of telling my husband an early symptom of COVID is loss of smell.

    He’s taken to passing gas in my vicinity & then when I react, informing me he is helpfully “performing a health check”.

    He taught the children the technique.

    I may divorce him.
    12:25 AM · Mar 30, 2020·

  155. Top Ender

    Just heard of, in friend’s circle, two of the unfortunate aspects of the New World Order:

    – new grandparents can’t go and visit the new arrival. Two x 14 day isolations, and as well no-one wants the guilt of a possible infection;

    – dying parent can’t be visited – 14 day restriction plus it looks like the nursing home won’t admit visitors.

    At this rate the whole place will either collapse or explode.

  156. Tintarella di Luna

    A junior immigration pleb isn’t going to let a plague cruise ship discharge passengers without confirmation from much higher up.

    Wanna bet? how do you think the Ruby Princess disgorged its contagion — because the higher-ups didn’t want to know — plausible deniability,forsooth

  157. Mark A

    2+2=4

    I’m afraid you are way ahead of me MV.
    I don’t do cryptic well.

    Yes I mentioned it in a context probably ignored.

  158. feelthebern

    Most of what has happened so far has relied on voluntary compliance

    Not really.
    All rebates, subsidies etc so far except this job keeper abortion are extensions of existing functions.
    IAS refund means you have to lodge before you get the refund.
    The expected proposed rental plans are going to based of your bond (resi) or your 2019 accounts (small business).
    All data, all reported, all electronically verified.
    The job keeper thing will need to be reworked.

  159. candy

    A junior immigration pleb isn’t going to let a plague cruise ship discharge passengers without confirmation from much higher up.

    The Health Department knew there were sick people with cold-like symptoms on board. Either dreadful incompetence or some passengers had influence with whoever they needed to have influence with, or relatives or whatever. Whatever, it caused most of the deaths in NSW, it seems.

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    I made the mistake of telling my husband an early symptom of COVID is loss of smell.

    And a loss of taste, but I see that was already evident.

  161. EvilElvis

    Trying to get the kids sorted with online ‘learning’.

    FMD! Logins, passwords, no login details, no passwords, faaaaaaark!

    What’s wrong with a stack of bloody paper questions and a bloody book??

  162. Infidel Tiger

    On the plus side, it’s a great time for a cheap wedding.

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    At this rate the whole place will either collapse or explode.

    Supernova. Big explosion with a collapse, leaving behind a black hole.
    A very big black hole.

  164. feelthebern

    The Statists already had 90% of what they wanted.
    Most of the population was happy being sheeple.
    The people pushing back were content with the facade of democracy & freedom.
    Why did they have to go the whole hog & stamp out all opposition?

  165. feelthebern

    Australia will now resemble Europe from 2009 to 2020.
    A government & central bank zombie economy.
    & it took less than a month.

  166. rickw

    The Health Department knew there were sick people with cold-like symptoms on board. Either dreadful incompetence or some passengers had influence with whoever they needed to have influence with, or relatives or whatever. Whatever, it caused most of the deaths in NSW, it seems.

    The vessels master submitted an accurate inventory of ill passengers. None of this gets done on a verbal basis, it’s all driven by documentation. The claim that the Captain said everything was “OK” is an outright lie, even if he said this, the documentation would take precedence.

    Of all the shit we need Royal Commissions into, this is top of the pile.

  167. feelthebern

    I just wish I had more in USD denominated assets.

  168. johanna

    There are episodes of a show called ‘V’ available gratis on Daily Motion, e.g. here.

    Dunno if it’s the one you are talking about.

    To find other episodes, type V so1 e02, 3 etc into the search box.

    Finding stuff there is a PITA, but is worth trying – there is a lot of stuff there not available on youtube.

  169. calli

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3385798, posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:38 pm
    A woman who can admit she was wrong.

    You won’t find any on this website, let me tell you!

    Really? Then you haven’t been paying attention.

    A person who readily admits a mistake is a rare beast, male or female.

  170. NoFixedAddress

    Check out Chile in its current iteration.

  171. feelthebern

    Unless the manifest for the Ruby Princess is released, in full, it should be assumed that either someone with senior government or public service connections was on that boat.
    Or that someone made the decision to allow them off was someone with very powerful connections indeed.
    In ye olde days the media would have the real details by now.
    Unfortunately, the media is now fully in bed with the powers that be.

  172. calli

    A junior immigration pleb isn’t going to let a plague cruise ship discharge passengers without confirmation from much higher up.

    I heard either the captain or one of the minions clearly state to the Ruby Princess passengers waiting that they had been given clearance to disembark.

    Either that was a lie, or clearance was given. Someone gave that clearance. It should be easy to trace back.

  173. Infidel Tiger

    The coming health crisis is banning all elective surgery and dentistry for a fake crisis that never arrives.

  174. johanna

    Oh, and it wasn’t Immigration that cleared the Ruby Princess passengers to disembark – it was NSW Health. Entirely their fault in this instance.

  175. Peter the old fossil

    Mark A
    #3385835, posted on March 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I always read everything you post, Mark. I do it because you are usually an intelligent and entertaining guy. Which is why your continued confusion (2 + 2 = 4?) utterly confounds me. Two million put out of work in one day with one speech. Three million to follow. State borders closed and patrolled, troops posted, new rules and edicts issued on a daily basis, to all intent and purpose people confined to their homes (curfew).

    And that’s just for starters.

    I would have thought you of all people here, with your background and experience, would have no trouble undeerstanding what is happening.

  176. notafan

    Nursing home and hospital restrictions are the ones that make sense.

    I’d like to drive to Qld for soon to arrive grandbaby..

    I see two lots of quarantine if I try.

  177. feelthebern

    So when an international flight lands at Sydney airport, there is someone there from Border Force.
    Some senior hostie hands the Border Force person the paper work.
    No paper work, no Border Force person, no-one gets off.

    How does it work for a boat?

  178. candy

    it should be assumed that either someone with senior government or public service connections was on that boat.

    Perhaps the passengers being people of the more senior years, may have been related to or parents of someone in top government. Or close friends with. It sounds like a personal favour, if a favour it was.
    Hard to accept it as incompetence when so much was at stake. People’s lives.

  179. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A woman who can admit she was wrong.

    did you check to see if she had a dick?

  180. IT:

    Is anyone bothering to recycle at the moment?

    I’m keeping all my jars for Molotov Cocktails.

  181. Mak Siccar

    An excellent comment to this article in Quadrant Online. The comment refers to Adam Creighton’s inane rant in today’s Australian.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/03/this-cant-go-on-much-longer/

    Peter OBrien – 31st March 2020
    On the subject of those whom Creighton categorizes as ‘those who are being saved’ it is as well to remember that to date, no one has been saved by the extraordinary measures taken by the government.. Until the 2200 ICU beds that we had before the crisis erupted are fully occupied, then no-one is in this category. And I doubt that after it’s all over, anyone will be.

  182. Peter the old fossil

    So when an international flight lands at Sydney airport, there is someone there from Border Force.

    Dunno who actually checks the paperwork, ‘Bern, but troops are there to “lend a hand”.

  183. Infidel Tiger

    Despite strong evidence WA’s COVID-19 curve is flattening, Mark McGowan said West Australians should be prepared for at least six months of strict social distancing measures.

    We will never recover from this.

  184. Twostix

    Four weeks ago if I had of said this would be casually written in a major newspaper soon certain people would have laughed and said “it’s not possible, laws and systems amd courts and Australia!”.

    Walking outside is still OK in NSW, as long as you stick to the rules.

  185. rickw

    So when an international flight lands at Sydney airport, there is someone there from Border Force.
    Some senior hostie hands the Border Force person the paper work.
    No paper work, no Border Force person, no-one gets off.

    How does it work for a boat?

    My understanding is that the process is exactly the same. The Aviation process is based on the long standing Marine process.

  186. Zatara

    Ali Velshi
    @AliVelshi
    Trump just called the “My Pillow” guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up.

    When you start producing 50 thousand masks a day you can go up to the podium too. In the meantime sit on your fence and keep your thumb up your ass. https://t.co/RWO6chxPXQ

    — GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 30, 2020

    Gutfeld rocks.

  187. feelthebern

    The decision to allow the Ruby Princess passengers off is the same as a lab tech allowing HIV infected blood to be distributed.
    If you’re infected & it can be traced back to the Ruby Princess, your class action lawyers are going to get a heap of dosh.
    & you might be lucky enough to get a few pennies.

  188. Twostix

    Stick to the rules about walking outside people.

    It’s as natural as the evening following the afternoon.

  189. Some History

    And a loss of taste, but I see that was already evident.

    Men start wearing lilac safari suits, pants rolled to the knee, sandals/white socks* combo, yellow silk neckerchiefs. Women start watching the Bold and the Beautiful?

    If you see any of these changes, request covid-19 testing.

    * https://imgur.com/SJ3wQET

  190. areff

    “China Did This”

    Stickers, graffiti — that message needs to be everywhere

  191. rickw

    Trump just called the “My Pillow” guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up.

    Trump is all class, always dipping his hat to real Americans that do real things!

  192. Mark A

    Peter the old fossil
    #3385861, posted on March 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Unless I wasn’t clear in my intention, I was bemoaning the fact that so much money was wasted and so many people put out of a job when no clear evidence supports the decision.

    Hence my reference to the “if 2+2 no longer = 4” ie. makes no sense.

    A different approach in my mind would have worked better.
    Like testing all workers and let them back to work isolate the most vulnerable etc.

  193. Stimpson J. Cat

    A person who readily admits a mistake is a rare beast, male or female.

    Oh I’m a rare beast alright.
    You are not wrong.
    😁

  194. calli

    It had to happen in our lifetime didn’t it.

    A genuine Ministry of Silly Walks

  195. Some History

    And a loss of taste, but I see that was already evident.

    Men start wearing lilac safari suits, pants rolled to the knee, sandals/white socks* combo, yellow silk neckerchiefs. Women start watching the Bold and the Beautiful?

    If you see any of these changes, request covid-19 testing.

    * https://imgur.com/udhZRB1

  196. pete m

    My wedding cost under $10K.
    Rock for finger and honeymoon same each but were worth it.

    Cannot believe ppl want to celebrate wedding with more than 40 people as anything more is your ego at play.

    Re isolation
    I’d give it to 30 April then unwind it all save overseas entrants.

  197. Infidel Tiger

    A modest proposal.

    We execute everyone over 65 so the rest of us can live again.

  198. Dr Faustus

    If I get this correctly:

    1) The Government first put the private hospitals out of business by (somehow) banning elective surgery; then

    2) When the private hospitals pointed out that they were about to close in the middle of a health scare, the government has (somehow) bailed them out and added 34,000 beds to tackle the coronavirus crisis; while

    3) There are currently something like 150 Covid19 sufferers actually in hospital care.

    Something like that.
    We’re all in this together.

  199. Leigh Lowe

    A junior immigration pleb isn’t going to let a plague cruise ship discharge passengers without confirmation from much higher up.

    Wanna bet? how do you think the Ruby Princess disgorged its contagion — because the higher-ups didn’t want to know — plausible deniability,forsooth

    My money is on someone from Sydney City Council sticking their oar in.
    These capital city councils actually provide incentives for cruise companies to weigh anchor for a day or two and disgorge punters into the CBD.
    I will bet there was a ‘close relationship’ between Sydney CC and the cruise company and someone threw a bunch of red herrings at customs about disembarkation being approved, spiced up with a bit of “do you know who I am?”

  200. NoFixedAddress

    How do we stop Governments at all levels from ‘helping’ us?

  201. Stimpson J. Cat

    We will never recover from this.

    Of course we will.

    And it will be a Denim Driven Recovery ®™.

  202. calli

    They appear keen in Queensland, IT.

  203. johanna

    By the time the Ruby Princess arrived, there were extra measures in place because of the virus. NSW Health was specifically tasked with certifying that it was OK for the passengers to disembark, and that no special measures such as temperature checks or quarantine were required.

    As we know, they waved them all through.

  204. Mark A

    V
    I vaguely remember this V stands for visitors I think.

  205. Roger

    “China Did This”

    A helpful primer on China’s lies is available here.

    Someone should inflorm SloMo, who appears still to be labouring under the delusion that China is not responsible.

    Meanwhile, the Daily Mail’s China correspondents report that the exotic meat markets are opening up again.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Stickers, graffiti — that message needs to be everywhere

    “China lies, people die.”

  207. Twostix

    1) The Government first put the private hospitals out of business by (somehow) banning elective surgery; then

    2) When the private hospitals pointed out that they were about to close in the middle of a health scare, the government has (somehow) bailed them out and added 34,000 beds to tackle the coronavirus crisis; while

    3) There are currently something like 150 Covid19 sufferers actually in hospital care.

    Out of the mist the gargantuan wreckage and incompetence of this policy on the run nightmare is becoming clear.

    Labor and the media (who have been cynically egging Morrisson on) are going to absolutely hang him and the liberals with it all for the next ten years.

  208. Peter the old fossil

    A different approach in my mind would have worked better.
    Like testing all workers and let them back to work isolate the most vulnerable etc.

    Probably, Mark. But only if you were trying to fight a largely non-existent virus.
    On the other hand if you are in the process of taking over a representative democracy, and replacing it with a centrally planned, centrally ordered, and centrally run autocracy, then what has happened, is happening, and will happen now, makes perfect sense.

  209. notafan

    Jeepers Zippy

    It was Sincs mum.

  210. notafan

    I like

    China lie

    People die

    Because that is how the Chinese at my local cafe would have written it.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    The WA ABC radio had their weekly legal expert on.
    Generally comes on and answers questions related to wills/contacts/petty disputes etc with the subtle undercurrent of “you will need a lawyer”.

    Today somewhat bracingly the fist question was about the Constitutionality of hard borders and lockdowns/restrictions of commerce etc.

    He and the presenter pretty well mocked the question as “aint no-one got time for that” and postulating if it saved one life and similar bromides.
    So lawyers are salivating at the glories awaiting them now the constitution can be sidelined with a mocking laugh.

  212. Some History

    And a loss of taste, but I see that was already evident.
    Men start wearing lilac safari suits, pants rolled to the knee, sandals/white socks* combo, yellow silk neckerchiefs. Women start watching the Bold and the Beautiful?
    If you see any of these changes, request covid-19 testing.

    Listen, if men start watching the Bold and the Beautiful, that should also count as a “loss of taste” warning.

  213. Boambee John

    I’d rather have India invade and conquer us than have Xi’s warlord thugs.

    Indeed, better cuisine, a greater civilisation, English spoken better that here, and cricket.

    Beats bat soup, unintelligible atonal noise and steroid filled athletes.

    Farget the last, we already have that!

  214. DrBeauGan

    How do we stop Governments at all levels from ‘helping’ us?

    We can’t. Too many people want to be looked after.

  215. notafan

    Shhh people

    Anne’s still posting pizza trash on the old thread.

    Let’s keep it that way.

  216. Sinclair Davidson

    It was Sincs mum.

    If my mum has to fly down here on her broomstick to tell you all off – you’re on your own. That’s all I’m saying.

  217. Dr Faustus

    Meanwhile, the Daily Mail’s China correspondents report that the exotic meat markets are opening up again.

    Just in time to brew up for the next ‘unprecedented’ emergency in five years time.

  218. Infidel Tiger

    Shhh people

    Anne’s still posting pizza trash on the old thread.

    Let’s keep it that way.

    She’s got the inside sauce on everything except the new thread.

    Brainiac

  219. rickw

    Men start wearing lilac safari suits, pants rolled to the knee, sandals/white socks* combo, yellow silk neckerchiefs.

    Don’t forget the African add on to this combo: Hitler moustache.

  220. DrBeauGan

    On my morning walk, I passed a house where someone had strung up by the neck a small Winnie the Pooh doll, just outside. Wait until the thought police see it!

  221. Nick

    Are you f cking kidding me, HE HAS THE MY PILLOW GUY ON TO SELL HIS GARBAGE PRODUCT DURING A PANDEMIC BRIEFING???!!!” said James O’Grady.

    “No one fights a pandemic better or more scientifically than the insane mypillow guy talking bible,” smirked Molly Jong-Fast.

    “My Pillow is now making highly absorbent pillows so you can cry yourself to sleep after watching this press conference,” joked comedian Samantha Bee.

    “Apparently if you advertise on Fox News like My Pillow you get to speak at a White House press conference about a deadly virus that has killed nearly 3,000 Americans!! This is absolute BS!!” tweeted Muesli comedian Dean Obeidallah.

    Lindell had previously announced that he would transition his factories to manufacture medical face masks to be shipped to hospitals across the country.

  222. Twostix

    Remember how for the last 30 years the “socially left fiscally conservative” Liberals ordered everyone to not pursue social conservatism and only talk about economic conservatism (aka open borders China and globohomo worship).

    Good luck standing on that platfom next election now that you’ve just shown us all that:
    – There is no need for a budget
    – There is no reason for the welfare state to not be infinite – apparently you have just been cruel and mean to this point.
    – There is no concern about shutting down businesses.
    They are not essential and are a luxury item and can be open and closed and regulated to an inch of their lives at will.
    – Debt doesn’t matter
    – The government can indeed regulate what happens between two consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes.

    What a bust!

  223. thefrollickingmole

    To be fair the Yank “comedians’ and commentators were pinning their hopes on the Wuhan mask shipments arriving to save the day.

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I like

    China lie

    People die

    Because that is how the Chinese at my local cafe would have written it.

    I’m sure warped and twisted minds could work a reference to eating bats into any such slogan.

  225. Siltstone

    On my morning walk, I passed a house where someone had strung up by the neck a small Winnie the Pooh doll, just outside.

    Trend setter?

  226. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    On my morning walk, I passed a house where someone had strung up by the neck a small Winnie the Pooh doll, just outside.

    creative and innovative

  227. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Meanwhile, the Daily Mail’s China correspondents report that the exotic meat markets are opening up again.

    a full international audit of all of china’s bio-labs might be in order

  228. NoFixedAddress

    thefrollickingmole
    #3385917, posted on March 31, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    The WA ABC radio had their weekly legal expert on.
    Generally comes on and answers questions related to wills/contacts/petty disputes etc with the subtle undercurrent of “you will need a lawyer”.

    Lawyers should be the first to go.

  229. Boambee John

    I will bet there was a ‘close relationship’ between Sydney CC and the cruise company and someone threw a bunch of red herrings at customs about disembarkation being approved, spiced up with a bit of “do you know who I am?”

    SCC in clover?

  230. thefrollickingmole

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    English –
    bat

    Chinese
    蝙蝠
    Biānfú

    ….
    Eat bianfu
    Get deadly flu

    perhaps?

  231. thefrollickingmole

    I still want my 12 monkeys stencil reworked with a border of Poohs and a Poohified-Xi in the middle with “china did it” logo.

  232. Speedbox

    Infidel Tiger
    #3385749, posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm
    More people are currently in ICU from suicide attempts from the shutdown.

    Probably true. I am fearful that in a month or two, when we can get access to the figures, the spike in suicides will be a real tragedy. Men (usually) who will see their life’s work go down in a flaming heap and will determine that the insurance policy attached to their Super will be a better outcome for their families.

    Or, that they are just racked with ‘guilt’ they have failed their families.

    I don’t and can’t know the reasoning, but I am concerned that the number of suicides may actually exceed those who die as a direct consequence of the Xi virus.

  233. Diogenes

    The decision to allow the Ruby Princess passengers off is the same as a lab tech allowing HIV infected blood to be distributed.
    If you’re infected & it can be traced back to the Ruby Princess, your class action lawyers are going to get a heap of dosh.
    & you might be lucky enough to get a few pennies.

    NOPE !
    From the Public Health Act
    Note. Consequently, it is an offence under that Act to obstruct or hinder the Minister administering that Act in the exercise of any such function (section 40), and no proceedings may be brought against any person (including the Crown) as a consequence of any damage, loss, death or injury arising from the exercise of any such function (section 41).

  234. Speedbox

    …the number of suicides beyond the usual daily number may actually….

  235. Knuckle Dragger

    Christ on a Segway. Have we declared martial law yet?

    I mean, with all those chockos putting tents up in the scrub? Helping people with their baggage into isolation?

    Maybe they’re all wearing Glock 27s in ankle holsters. I know, I know – it’s a slippery step from there to flamethrower.

  236. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The treatment that could ease the ventilator crisis? US doctor claims a combination of blood thinners and asthma drugs could save coronavirus patients from needing intubation
    Dr Steven Quay is seeking FDA approval to treat coronavirus patients with nebulized heparin and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in a clinical trial
    The first drug, nebulized heparin, an inhaled blood thinner, coats the protein found on the surface of the virus
    Meanwhile, the second drug, NAC, breaks the protein down to prevent it from entering the lungs
    Clinical trials have shown that heparin alone, or used in combination with NAC, have improved lung function in patients with pulmonary damage
    Dr Quay hopes the combination will either prevent patients from having to go on ventilators or can wean them off of the machines
    In the US, there are more than 142,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 2,500 deaths

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