Wednesday Forum: April 1, 2020

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1,261 Responses to Wednesday Forum: April 1, 2020

  1. DrBeauGan

    Had his shot.
    Lot of people, like me signed on.

    Good lord, Arky, you fell for that? And you were giving me advice on how to deal with Maria. At least, she was a woman.

  2. rickw

    Kiwi presents at the ER with lanolin poisoning.

    I brought some lanotec preserving spray. Little bloke walks into workshop, what’s that stink?!

    Kiwi aftershave.

  3. vlad

    Headline at The Age:

    “Labor calls for greater oversight over unprecedented spending”.

    We are definitely through the looking glass.

  4. egg_

    NYC is a sh1thole?
    Quelle surprise!

  5. feelthebern

    Unbelievable.

    “The person had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 before being admitted to Orange Base Hospital where they passed away on 1 April 2020,” the Western NSW Local Health District said in a statement.

    “At the request of the family, no further details will be provided.”

    Ex-fucking-cuse me.
    We allegedly have a pandemic on our hands.
    Why isn’t all information being made public immediately.

    Do not trust the state at this time.
    Full disclosure.
    The clusters & links should be public right now.

  6. twostix

    Probably fewer that 200 actice operators tied up a significant proportion of the British Army for more that 30 years

    American rebels were backed by France.

    Irish rebels were backed by America.

    Both were effectively fighting a foreign country.

    Now talk about the dozens if not hundreds of major riots and internal uprisings in the anglo history against tyrannical governments that were effortlessly crushed by the state.

    This is a good place to start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrimage_of_Grace

    Be real.

  7. Feelthebern:

    All people over the age of 70 should be forced to wear an armband so we can tell them apart from the rest of the population.

    I have an old East German Army coat for the Patrol if I’m on the road and need to do a walk around a bit.
    When the usual suspects were trying it on, I was going to sew a 6 pointed yellow star on the left side and watch them react to me pushing past the blockade outside of the chocolate blokes place.
    But taking into account the distance/GHG emissions/Social Credit rating/food miles and chocolates position on the healthy food pyramid, decided to go for the mail out.

  8. egg_

    COVID-19 oldies deaths conveniently nullified by less workplace related deaths under lockdown, eh?
    Our future, Comrades.

  9. Exit Stage Right

    [email protected]
    13. Continue to allow the unfettered buying or leasing of vital manufacturing industries (the few that still exist in Oz) , real estate and infrastructure (ports, airports) by unfriendly foreign interests that seek to harm our country and are incompatible with our way of life.

  10. feelthebern

    A Qantas hostie has been jailed today for doing things in South East Asia.

  11. calli

    All people over the age of 70 should be forced to wear an armband so we can tell them apart from the rest of the population.

    It’s amazing how this thing has brought out people’s inner totalitarian.

    A letter in the local rag is insisting that we barricade the only road in and out. Oh, apart from food deliveries.

    Next we’ll have some jerk insisting on travel papers.

  12. Hay Stockard

    Have to watch the news to see Fuller admit that his wee stormtroopers have gone a bit too far. He may have a talent for sniffing the wind.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Next we’ll have some jerk insisting on travel papers.

    Don’t laugh, West Australia coppers are blocking off the roads between the regions, and are asking for you to carry proof of employment, or proof of a medical appointment…..

  14. Arky

    Good lord, Arky, you fell for that?

    ..
    I can’t be across everything Beaugan.

  15. rickw

    A Qantas hostie has been jailed today for doing things in South East Asia.

    Let me guess, rainbow pin wearer and young boys?

  16. calli

    “As we adapt to new restrictions” – first words on Seven News.

    No. We are not “adapting”. We are tolerating. And we will only tolerate so long.

    Be warned.

  17. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Isolation the new normal.
    ‘course, Leftard.

  18. Sean

    The big cities are fucked, no doubt about it any virus can spread but remote Australia might soon get to a point where there are no cases. It will not make sense to lock people in Pt Lincoln etc. inside if there’s no cases. They will be asking for no outsiders to come in I’m predicting.

  19. feelthebern

    Next we’ll have some jerk insisting on travel papers.

    Excellent idea Calli.
    Please see the commissar for an extra ration of vodka.

  20. Howard Hill

    Bernardi is a grifting piece of dirt.

    Another piece of crap lactating soy!

  21. Geriatric Mayfly

    So I’m guessing the big bombshell twist ending that no ABV2 viewer saw coming will be the tipping of another bucket of accusation over G**rge P*ll.

    Relying entirely on Rex Mango to bring us every one of Ferguson’s faux gasps, the rehearsed inflexions invested in her whiny monologues and a round up as to which of the criminal classes she has been trawling to stitch these despicable slanders together.
    I can’t risk another involuntary voiding of the bowels by watching the ABC

  22. feelthebern

    Not quite Rick.
    A chap with a young girl problem.

    A Qantas flight attendant has been jailed for 18½ years for sexually abusing children in the Philippines.

    Chih Chen, 52, committed the abuse over a seven-year period between 2010 and 2017 while travelling for work and in his own time.

  23. calli

    You can’t “stand” on any beach in NSW unless you’re holding a fishing rod, sez Seven News.

    BCF is going to do some great business. I’m down there first thing tomorrow to do my patriotic duty.

  24. feelthebern

    You can’t “stand” on any beach in NSW unless you’re holding a fishing rod, sez Seven News.

    Errr…insert joke here….

  25. egg_

    lactating soy!

    I note some soy milk left on the shelves well after the long life full cream milk has gone.
    /Pensioners

  26. egg_

    What’s the half-life of soy milk?

  27. notafan

    Holding up the IRA as a good example.

    They weren’t fighting the British per se.

    They were planting bombs, often killing innocent civilians and melting back into the general population.

    Is that what you are proposing for your faux civil uprising?

  28. vlad

    Next we’ll have some jerk insisting on travel papers.

    Prof. Peter Doherty
    @ProfPCDoherty
    A major priority: mass testing for antibody then issuing “Immunity Passports” ‘to those who have recovered so they can move freely in society will help restore the economy. Immunity passports’ could speed up return to work after Covid-19

  29. Farmer Gez

    Poor old George will be in for another shit bucket of uncorroborated allegations from an anonymous source no doubt.

    I want to see a face and a name with a date and a witness. Anything less must be regarded as an interference in the legal process by a state funded player.

  30. feelthebern

    What’s the half-life of soy milk?

    It’s measured in Food Absorption Grades.
    Sometimes called FAG’s.

  31. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Susan Ryan just got back from OS and is self isolating, quelle surprise.

  32. Arky

    What’s the half-life of soy milk?

    ..
    Longer than the half life of soy boys.

  33. egg_

    Conclusion: the elite jetset all the time and are prime carriers.

  34. shatterzzz

    As I drove down Johnston street, Annandale last night (no that isn’t a euphemism so no need for “phrasing”), there were a pack of plod getting food at Chargrill Charlies.

    Same out here at Wetherill Park, the police station is just down from the shopping centre and take-away coffee is their morning go ….. social distancing, apparently, only applies to the enforced not the enforcers!

  35. Chris

    Don’t laugh, West Australia coppers are blocking off the roads between the regions, and are asking for you to carry proof of employment, or proof of a medical appointment…..

    My work gave me a letter for this yesterday ‘To whom it may concern’. Had to be produced at Perth Airport to fly to Kal last night.

    There is an old joke from the trenches about ‘the bullet with your name on it’ to which the digger says ‘I am more worried about the one addressed ‘To whom it may concern’.

  36. Nick

    Ch 7 interviewing a foreign student here for five years saying she needs Government money and can’t go home. Five years.

  37. Chris

    Poor old George will be in for another shit bucket of uncorroborated allegations from an anonymous source no doubt.

    I want to see a face and a name with a date and a witness. Anything less must be regarded as an interference in the legal process by a state funded player.

    Hear, hear.

  38. feelthebern

    Ch 7 interviewing a foreign student here for five years saying she needs Government money and can’t go home. Five years.

    She must be terrible looking.

  39. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Claire Harvey, Weekend Telegraph
    Less “display advertising” – being taken up by Facebook, etc.
    Biting Newscorp, eh?

  40. Boambee John

    calli
    #3388021, posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    You can’t “stand” on any beach in NSW unless you’re holding a fishing rod, sez Seven News.

    If you don’t also have a fishing licence, an inspector will fine you and confiscate your gear.

    They will get you one way or another.

    Seig Heil!

  41. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Planet America Interview excerpt:
    (US) Docs being asked to volunteer, whilst nurses are being paid!
    People are frightened!

  42. feelthebern

    They will get you one way or another.

    Dan Andrews goon squad will carry black lights to ensure people are not having unlicenced adult relations.

  43. egg_

    When will it be convenient for the MSM to state that the death ratio is 3:1 male:female with this virus?

  44. calli

    Off to get a free license tomorrow.

    I love fishing. The bites are pretty good here, too. Sadly, mostly tiddlers.

  45. egg_

    When will it be convenient for the MSM to state that the death ratio is 3:1 male:female with this virus?

    Man flu.

  46. Nick

    Talking about it will be mansplaining

  47. Top Ender

    A Qantas hostie has been jailed today for doing things in South East Asia.

    But doesn’t the Black Ring Which Does Not Join Up ward off all evil?

    Did anyone ever see a Qantas staff member wearing one?

  48. feelthebern

    Did anyone ever see a Qantas staff member wearing one?

    Yep.
    But that was years ago now.

  49. Delta A

    Okay, a little diversion from the We’re-All-Gonna-Die-Flu!!

    Several years ago I asked Cats’ advice on Daughter and SiL’s plan to buy a house with his 85 yo mum, using what would be his inheritance to finance his contribution. Most Cats were positive about the idea, especially considering her extensive medical problems and her inability to live alone.

    Well, I can now report that the venture has been a wonderful success. She has her own modern, three-bedroom area with as little or as much contact as she wants with the family. She is available to watch Midsomer Murders etc with the 15 yo who wants to be a criminal phsychologist (why, for goodness sake!) and the four children respect her privacy, always knocking before being welcomed into Nanna’s rooms. In her own words, she is very happy with the arrangement and feels blessed that her family care so much for her.

    SiL or Daughter provide everything an elderly lady could require: meals, medication monitoring, entertainment via their talented children, medical, hairdressing, podiatry etc appointments, love and peace when she wants it.

    To avoid problems with the remaining siblings, Nanna bought a house for another daughter. The third sibling is miffed about it all, (even though she has also been offered a house) threatening legal action for heaven knows what, but Daughter and SiL have engaged a lawyer to ensure that any future claims of mismanagement or – believe it or not – abuse of Nanna can be legally discounted.

    Now for the interesting bit.

    Daughter and SiL have bought a five acre property nearby on which they want to build a very large home, big enough for Nanna, their growing family, and for a collection of motley oldies, including two great uncles and… us. He is a designer draftsman who has built both of their previous homes, and he’s showed us the plans for this multi generational mansion. Anyone buying into the scheme will be covered by the relevant legal requirements, as outlined by the lawyer. They are also assured of 24/7 care should they need it, special requirements in their living quarters, unending entertainment from a beautiful bunch of family exhibitionists and grandchildren Love on Tap. Sounds like heaven to me.

    Change my mind.

  50. egg_

    Journos being laid off due to lack of advertising revenue?
    Juniors?

  51. feelthebern

    Quality Joe Rogan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UqEQag-Dr8

    Joe Rogan Ponders Long Term Effects of Coronavirus Lockdown

  52. BrettW

    Finally a politician understands the situation.

    Brisbane City Council’s 10,000 will not be getting a pay rise over the next two years. Savings will be $36 million over the two years. It works out at $3,600 each worker.

    Well done to the Liberal Lord Mayor. Same day as it was announced State workers going to get a pay rise 2.35% plus $1250. Total guess but lets assume only 150,000 of the 200,000 State workers get the $1,250 then that is cost of $187.5 million not including the pay rise.

    Lets do a rough calculation and relate Council no pay rises (ie. $3600 each) to the 200,00o Qld state civil servants. Over 2 years a cool $720 million in savings.

    A good start but personally I think some workers should be getting less if not currently performing their full jobs.

    There are billions to be saved across all Governments.

  53. rickw

    Daughter and SiL have bought a five acre property nearby on which they want to build a very large home, big enough for Nanna, their growing family, and for a collection of motley oldies, including two great uncles and… us. He is a designer draftsman who has built both of their previous homes, and he’s showed us the plans for this multi generational mansion. Anyone buying into the scheme will be covered by the relevant legal requirements, as outlined by the lawyer. They are also assured of 24/7 care should they need it, special requirements in their living quarters, unending entertainment from a beautiful bunch of family exhibitionists and grandchildren Love on Tap. Sounds like heaven to me.

    Change my mind.

    Simply Brilliant!

  54. JC

    There may be some really bad shit going on with the number cases marked as dead from the china bug.

    One dude reports there are over 1000 fatal heart attacks a day in the US. If you carry the bug antibody, you’re marked down as china bug stiff..

    See the three tweets.

    https://twitter.com/JustinPulitzer/status/1245116454447562755

    Something stinks to high heaven with this bullshit.

  55. Lizzie:

    Also, while I am in a kindly mood, I do feel Australia is being far too harsh to any passengers on cruise ships anchored offshore seeking our help. We are not an ungenerous people, our own Covid 19 situation is rather contained, we are in lockdown and it would be easy enough for the army to take off these people in a staged removal and fly them immediately to a temporary army camp at the Back o’Bourke, hold them for fourteen days, and then repatriate them under lockdown all the way. I am rather ashamed of my country’s response at present.

    Once I would have thought like you, but not any more.
    What would happen is:
    1. The Refugee Lobby would immediately find the accommodations were substandard, Internet not up to 5g standard.
    2. After the first visit by RL, 45% would have lost their passports in the Darling River, 63% would claim refugee status, 128% would demand comfort kangaroos, and 74% would be on a gluten free diet or claim religious incompatibility with standard fare.
    3. After the second visit by the Southpossumarse Crew, 273% would be able to prove Aboriginality and would be able to recite the “The Dark Emu” in Farsi, Innuit, and Latin.
    Get the picture?
    We have been abused far too often when we’ve offered a helping hand, only to have it slapped back at us if the hand didn’t have money in it.
    When dealing with Low Trust Societies, the deal we accede to is not the end of the negotiating, it is the starting point for the next demand.

  56. notafan

    Apparently getting an absolutely necessary 45 minute iron infusion at the GP’s rooms may a breach of the new social distancing rules (not me)

    Sitting with IV in the car being proposed

    Ridiculous.

  57. feelthebern

    Exactly JC.
    We especially can’t trust the NHS numbers.
    People need to remember that the NHS is an evil organisation that has killed more people than its saved.

  58. notafan

    Any special arrangements for stranded cruise passengers should be hundred percent at their expense.

    Zero sympathy.

  59. feelthebern

    45 minute iron infusion

    Phrasing.

  60. feelthebern

    Cruise ship?
    Torpedo in the water !

  61. Chris

    Journos being laid off due to lack of advertising revenue?
    Juniors?

    ABC?

  62. Howard Hill

    Channel Seven pushing bat death to the hilt. Everyone’s getting it now, doctors, nurses, dead people, no ones immune we’re all gunna die!

  63. Howard Hill

    What’s the half-life of soy milk?

    Those fuckers don’t care what the half life is. They’re excreting it constantly, hence “lactating” soy boys.

  64. I.T.

    Mr McGowan said reports of Vasco da Gama passengers quarantined in hotels throwing their food into the lobby was disgusting.

    “It’s insensitive, ungrateful, inappropriate and frankly pretty disgusting and I just urge them to act like good Australians and recognise a lot of people are doing it a lot tougher than they are,” he said.

    I’d like to see the names of these people, but that won’t happen because …….
    *insert piss weak excuse for gutless behavior here.

  65. Infidel Tiger

    Something stinks to high heaven with this bullshit.

    The only country that appears to have reliable stats is… Australia. Barely anyone has it, barely anyone is dying. Politicians shitting themselves.

    Thumbs will be going on scales soon.

  66. Ed Case

    Is the logical next step a lockdown and all groceries, laundry by delivery only?
    That would be the end of cash, the end of any privacy from government and mean a 24/7 curfew.

  67. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Cruise ships refusing to budge, despite orders to move on.
    Good!

  68. BrettW

    From page 54 The Courier Mail :
    Senior Australia Post managers including Chief Executive Christine Holgate and the board will take 20% pay cuts and forgo bonuses as the mail service slashes costs.

    Ms Holgate said “Although our parcels to consumers are growing strongly right now, our letters business, our international business and many of our other great services such as providing passports, have almost immeadiately shrunk”.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    I saw some hotty at an ATM earlier today.

    I assume she was buying coke later, because no one else is taking cash.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coronavirus: German-owned cruise ship Artania refuses demands to leave WA

    theaustralian.com.au4:08
    German cruise ship refuses to leave WA port

    Victoria Laurie
    Senior Reporter
    2 hours ago April 1, 2020
    137 Comments

    The German-owned cruise ship Artania is refusing to leave Fremantle port, and has asked the Australian Border Force to remain until mid-April.

    The WA government has repeatedly demanded the immediate departure of the ship, which arrived on March 25 and has since had 41 passengers and crew transferred to Perth hospitals with coronavirus. Several passengers remain in critical condition in ICU.

    The other 800 passengers were flown home to Frankfurt earlier this week. None of the passengers or crew from the vessel are Australian.

    But Attorney-General Christian Porter said on radio that twelve passengers remaining on board are too unwell to fly home, and the ship required more time in port on humanitarian grounds.

    The ship has repeatedly delayed its departure, despite the WA government and Australian Border Force ordering it to leave.

    Premier Mark McGowan has said he is “edgy” about the delay in leaving, given the presence of 450 crew on board and the ten-day incubation period of the disease.

  71. egg_

    A flotilla of cruise ships is “lingering” off the east coast and refusing to return home, even after police ordered the ships to leave Australian waters.
    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said nine cruise ships are currently off the state’s coastline. Three are registered in NSW, but the others are not, and will not be allowed to dock in NSW. Fuller said despite being ordered to return to their port of origin, the ships are refusing to budge, and he has called for them to leave.

    Fvck ya, cant!

  72. Infidel Tiger

    German cruise ship refuses to leave WA port

    Our Navy is now staffed by humongous lesbians.

    Release the hounds!

  73. Geriatric Mayfly

    I want to see a face and a name with a date and a witness. Anything less must be regarded as an interference in the legal process by a state funded player.

    The darkened room, the silhouette, the digitalised voice if you are lucky. And off camera the script in large block letters for the numpty to follow, in case he feels it’s time for a drink and begins to wander.

  74. Nick

    German liner the Artania arrived in Fremantle on Friday evening before around 800 European passengers were flown home.

    According to The West, about 12 passengers have been kept on board because they were too obese to fit in a plane seat.

  75. Boambee John:

    There were 368 anti-Semitic incidents reported across the country in the past year, according to findings released on Monday by the Executive Council of Australian Jew ry (ECAJ).

    I wonder was any particular group in society over represented among the miscreants? Aryans? Someone else?

    Eskimos, John. Eskimos and their bloody furry dogs.
    Oh. And Presbyterians.
    Mustn’t forget the Presbyterians kicking in doors every Saturday and screaming through the letterboxes “You’re all going to hell!”

  76. Boambee John:

    There were 368 anti-Somitic incidents reported across the country in the past year, according to findings released on Monday by the Executive Council of Australian Joow ry (ECAJ).

    I wonder was any particular group in society over represented among the miscreants? Aryans? Someone else?

    Eskimos, John. Eskimos and their bloody furry dogs.
    Oh. And Presbyterians.
    Mustn’t forget the Presbyterians kicking in doors every Saturday and screaming through the letterboxes “You’re all going to hell!”

  77. Infidel Tiger

    According to The West, about 12 passengers have been kept on board because they were too obese to fit in a plane seat.

    Why do so many heifer lumps bother going on holiday?

    All they do is eat in different time zones.

  78. BrettW

    I think somebody mentioned this earlier in the day but WTF.

    Page 13 of The Oz the Literary Editor Stephen Romei :
    Parents should be looking at the shortlist for Annual Childrens Book Council awards.
    Record number of indigenous writer/illustrators including Bruice Pascoe author of Dark Emu.
    “Young Dark Emu : A true history is shortlisted for the Eve Powell Award which recognises books that present factual information”.

    No mention of any issues relating to Pascoe’s heritage or issues with accuracy of his books.

  79. egg_

    ABC News: Glebe backpackers partying, ignoring restrictions!!11!

  80. miltonf

    It’s almost like a putsch against the forgotten people by the political class.

  81. feelthebern

    I assume she was buying coke later,

    Hotties don’t buy it.
    There’s some form of barter approach.

  82. egg_

    ABC News: Aviation buoyed by flying sh1t overseas, instead of people.

  83. egg_

    Featured: seafood and butchered meat.

  84. Top Ender

    German cruise ship refuses to leave WA port

    Down at SASR nearby, hundreds of chaps lounging about doing nothing.

    HMAS Stirling, ditto, with lots of hairy sailors with knowledge of how to make ships go.

    Take it out to the 20 mile limit by force and point it in the direction of cabbage-eater land.

  85. egg_

    Sydney Fuel retailers keeping prices high – quelle surprise!

  86. Judge Dredd

    So the Health minister in Victoriastan is enacting her special powers which are given to her under the PHW Act 2008. Section 199 and 190 are particularly authoritarian.
    Effectively I am sure the act was designed for a single premise or building falling under the Act, but it now applies to the whole state and every premise in that state.

    After skimming through section 190, it doesn’t look good.
    Have a look for yourself here

  87. Farmer Gez

    Do we have to wait until tomorrow for another instalment of Numbers and his sippy cup coffee saga?
    Will his gloves hold up?
    Who wants to touch his car door handles?
    What disinfecting regime for the sippy cup is best?
    Will another reckless stranger use the coffee shop door handle?
    Will Numbers report the next terror toucher to the police?

    Bigger than Blue Hills.

  88. Rebel with cause

    Raelene Castle is still getting over $400k a year to run a morally and (soon to be) financially bankrupt Rugby Australia.

  89. Judge Dress

    Ok, so linking is blocked, here it is without the http-
    classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/phawa2008222/s190.html

  90. Shy Ted

    Break a few rules, people. Walk hand in hand, Go to the beach without a fishing rod. Have a picnic. The last thing plod wants is to arrest you. Think of the paperwork. Carry no ID. Don’t tell them your name. Tell non-plod officials to get f-ed. Ask them if they’re proud of what they do. Cough in their direction. Tell them you might be infectious. Accuse them of assault if they touch you. Shout “1.5 metres” if they get too close. Take back out streets and beaches. None of the plod like what they’re doing. Demand their names. Ask for ID. I take back my beach everyday. Yesterday a plod on a bicycle signalled me to pull over. Was riding my Chinee motorcycle at 80km/h on the beach (speed limit 10). Slowed down and circled him, said “come and get me, cnut”. He couldn’t. Cover or take your plates off naturally.
    And today some RoPers who won’t let their womenfolk be more than 1.5m away got all offended when my friendly puppy went over to say hello. Sweet.
    Grow a pair, people, especially you girls. There’s nothing the authorities can do if you don’t let them. Nothing.

  91. egg_

    German cruise ship refuses to leave WA port

    Money talks!

  92. notafan

    I saw two people who’d broken into? the tennis club and were playing tennis.

    One was at one end of the court and the other was at the other.

    The horror.

  93. woolfe

    Why should it leave the safety of a port and medical treatment TE? No harm being done.

  94. Arky

    Cruise ship?
    Torpedo in the water !

    ..
    We should be using any cruise ships that come into our waters to store cheap crude oil.
    Just fill the things up to the top.
    With the passengers still in their cabins.

  95. calli

    terror toucher

    Consider that stolen.

    🤣

  96. notafan

    I loved the bit about the sippy cup soaking in disinfectant overnight.

    Bet that coffee was pinoclean flavour.

  97. Infidel Tiger

    Andrew Forrest spruiking full time now for the CCP.

    Boasting that he has secured hundreds of tonnes of PPE from China

    We wouldn’t have needed to if they hadn’t stolen it!

    And what guarantee do we have it works?

    Never trust a ChiCom or a Forrest.

  98. calli

    I’m imagining the broccoli bin at the local Woolies. Numpties sorting through the crisp, juicy heads for “just the right one”.

    Halt, you terror touchers!

  99. calli

    Lol. The Starbucks Special for today is…

  100. Howard Hill

    Chris
    #3388073, posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Journos being laid off due to lack of advertising revenue?
    Juniors?

    ABC?

    You can’t lay off ALPLNPBC staff, they’d go full retard … Oh wait!

  101. calli

    Can’t see the Forrest for the Chinese?

  102. Ed Case

    What if lactose tolerant people were naturally immune?That would mean we’ve got nothing to worry about, but North Asia and Sub Saharan Africa and our indigenes are goners, which is the real tragedy.
    Would the vaccine researchers share that good news or would they keep it on the QT in the name of huge profits?

  103. vlad

    I loved the bit about the sippy cup soaking in disinfectant overnight.

    Quote of the day for me from the Mumbler was “monotonous regularity”.

    The Mumbler complaining about monotonous regularity! 😂

  104. egg_

    Alan Kohler: ASX Bear market lull was at 23 March*, uphill since then, 3.5% rise today?

    *Oz T100 + 13 days (incubation period = one fortnight)
    The Financial Market aren’t stupid?

  105. 1735099

    Never trust a ChiCom

    What is a “ChiCom”?
    Asking for a friend……

  106. Cassie of Sydney

    “Never trust a ChiCom or a Forrest.”

    Agree.

  107. egg_

    A League Soccer talking of standing players down!

  108. H B Bear

    IT – Twiggy is now a respected corporate citizen.

    A decade ago he couldn’t even raise A$ bank debt.

  109. Hay Stockard

    I have an ear worm which I would like to share:
    All things bright and beautiful
    All creatures great and small
    All things wise and wonderful
    The Chinese eat them all.

  110. egg_

    Those fugly, disease ridden bats probably thought they were safe from the Chunks – wrong!

  111. Boambee John

    notafan
    #3388025, posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    Holding up the IRA as a good example.

    They weren’t fighting the British per se.

    I don’t wish to block up the thread with a history of the IRA. Suffice to say that, in true Monty Python style, they had factions of varying degrees of insanity.

    The main group understood that they were fighting a political battle, and tried to avoid mass civilian casualties. The bombing “campaign” they ran had a lot of fake bombs, planted in highly populated spots, then called in to the police. The police then had to evacuate and search the nominated site, causing much disruption.

    They did attack military targets such as the HQ of the Parachute Regiment and other army facilities, and political targets like Mountbatten, the Conservative MP Airey Neave, and famously a Conservative Party conference in Brighton. They also blew up some Household Cavalry riding in Hyde Park. It says something about the British that much of the outrage was focussed on the horses, not the men.

    The splinter groups, also in true Monty Python, often fought each other. If they caused too much bad press, it is likely that in some cases they were done over by their colleagues.

    What Struth seems to be looking at is a political campaign, without the mad factions.

  112. Mark A

    1735099
    #3388132, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Never trust a ChiCom

    What is a “ChiCom”?

    Asking for a friend……

    You have friends?
    Amazing.

  113. vlad

    You have friends?
    Amazing.

    We’re as close as he gets.

  114. Struth

    What is a “ChiCom”?
    Asking for a friend……

    Look in the mirror.

  115. Cassie of Sydney

    “Asking for a friend……”

    You have no friends.

  116. calli

    What Struth seems to be looking at is a political campaign, without the mad factions.

    A rare creature, full of the pure of heart.

    But not for long. The POHs are usually purged quiktime.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Chinese eat them all.

    Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
    How I wonder what you’re at!
    Up above the world you fly,
    Like chop suey in the sky.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    Luverly! One minor error. They don’t eat them all. Rhinos they kill for extract of cock stiffener, elephants for gewgaws, bears are tortured to yield the elixirs of life and for the life of me I can’t think of any benefits bestowed by a tiger penis.

    All things bright and beautiful
    All creatures great and small
    All things wise and wonderful
    The Chinese eat them all.

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey, Private Locknload*:

    Tell us again how to ‘clear a weapon’ without it being ‘noisy and dangerous’.

    *Man, that was good timing.

  120. Cohenite:

    The bat behind the chunk virus was the Horseshoe Bat, an ugly little buggar which is not found naturally within 900 klms of Wuhan but is used experimentally in both of the Wuhan labs. Interesting innit.

    I’ve only just gotten to your effort, but I was thinking of these bats over the last few days.
    It may have been about 3 or 4 years ago, sitting on a plane next to a lady from CSIRO and responded to my question about disease in bats with “You name it, they’ve got it – any virus going.”
    The Wiki entry for Horseshoe Bats is fairly nondescriptive about the distribution of the bats but IIRC we had quite a few of them along the Eastern coast – in fact I remember several years agoo a series of plagues of the little bastards around my area.
    Advice on the ‘nondestructive relocating’ of them was given.
    Some steps may have been missed.

  121. notafan

    Sorry John

    But that is a white wash.

    Striking terror into the hearts of civilians even with fake bombs is terrorism.

    And there is nothing happening in Australia today that warrants such behaviour.

  122. Bar Beach Swimmer

    We have been abused far too often when we’ve offered a helping hand

    Winston, I recall that during the Kosovo thingy, we airlifted a number of moos lims for their safety and security. We housed them in a number of defence facilities, including at Singleton. When the group turned up at the base, they refused to leave the bus, saying that the accommodation was inadequate & advised the govt that they wanted to return to Kosovo, IIRC.

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    Some light relief on the way home from somewhere this arvo.

    A big, black, fully tricked-out Kia Homo was being loaded onto a flat top.

    Scrawny kid who needed a belt and a Shaggy from Scooby Doo beard watching in bewilderment as the tray slowly levelled out.

    Number plate, personalised of course: YWALK.

    Y, indeed.

  124. calli

    The bat’s in the ladle and the gourmets swoon,
    Little chopped cat in the noodles soon.
    When it’s all cooked we will tell you when,
    We’ll have a good time then, proles;
    You know we’ll have a good time then.

  125. notafan

    Iirc all species of bats are not for eating.

    All carry diseases that can make the jump to humans, often more than one.

    a Chinese bat story at scientific American

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When the group turned up at the base, they refused to leave the bus, saying that the accommodation was inadequate & advised the govt that they wanted to return to Kosovo, IIRC.

    That’s my recollection, as well.

  127. Boambee John

    notafan

    The main point if my post was the Kilcullen book. I threw in the IRA as an example of the problems even a small group can cause. I do not defend them, just note their effect.

    PS, I was in London at various times in that period, and was well aware of the issue and the uncertainty and fear caused.

  128. notafan

    Ok John

    I’m fascinated

    Other than terrorism what can small groups of combatants do to keep the military busy?

  129. Megan

    Funniest tennis court moment was when my late mum had lined up an easy smash during a match under lights, swung her racquet and instead of the lovely sound of ball meeting strings there was the most awful splat with a bat smacked straight into the en-tous-cas. Three companions on

    court nearly wet themselves. Bat deader than dodo but no one suggested it as a quick snack.

  130. bespoke

    Delta A
    #3387967, posted on April 1, 2020 at 5:27 pm
    Best Man just heard that his Perth sister has died – not Coronavirus related. With a daughter and family living in Canberra and sister and brothers in SA, her funeral will be a meagre celebration of a strong woman who rose above incredible hardship to live a long and productive life in the country she loved.

    Words fail, it’s will be a hell a roller-coaster ride in the next few months.

  131. rickw

    According to The West, about 12 passengers have been kept on board because they were too obese to fit in a plane seat.

    C130

  132. Megan

    Where the hill did the block quote come from? Never had my finger near that button. Technology is definitely in the march to taking over!

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Australia.

    26,500,000 punters in 7,700,000 square kilometres. Can’t go to the footy or kiss your girlfriend if you live separately.

    4,862 C19 positive tests. 99 deaths. Of which, etc etc and have been pointed out by others. Fuck all.

    Belarus.

    9,500,000 potential John Wicks in 207,000 square kilometres. Open border, open for business, no social distancing, national sports unmolested by the dead hand of idiocy.

    163 positive tests. One (1) death.

    Pick the country with halfwits for leaders.

  134. bespoke

    Mark A
    #3388142, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:38 pm
    1735099
    #3388132, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm
    Never trust a ChiCom
    What is a “ChiCom”?
    Asking for a friend……
    You have friends?
    Amazing.

    Careful Mark he may ghost you. 😎

  135. Caveman

    So a group of ChiCom’s could be called a Forrest.

  136. Mater

    4,862 C19 positive tests. 99 deaths.

    21 Deaths, KD

  137. Exit Stage Right

    “What is a ChiCom?”
    Dear , dear, you being an ex Teacher and all.
    You are so thick it defies description.
    Pity those poor kids under your tutelage.
    Asking for a friend is not very original.

  138. Mark A

    Swiss cheese has holes.
    The more holes you have, the less cheese you have. The more cheese you have, the more holes you have.
    So more cheese = Less cheese.

  139. Old School Conservative

    Quarter acre blocks aren’t the norm, even half that was never the norm.

    They just looked that big to kids.

  140. Chris

    According to The West, about 12 passengers have been kept on board because they were too obese to fit in a plane seat.

    C130

    A Herc would be just the ticket.
    One each if nec
    Get a really strong jumpmaster

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    If the windowlicker running this place wants the rest of us to take him seriously, he could at least be consistent.

    NSW cops (just saw the footage – they’re not really cops, they’re traffic cops) chasing sole sunbakers out of parks. NT cops couldn’t give a fuck unless you’re in the final stages of building a 200-strong human pyramid.

    The Police Minister in Vicco was asked if you could go round to your girlfriend’s joint for a ‘social visit’. The answer: No. No, you cannot.

    The Commish in NSW, Fuller was asked the exact same question. His answer: Of course you can, because we recognise that’s a good thing for mental health and we’re in a crisis.

    Apparently you’re flat out leaving the house in Queensland and NSW without a ‘reasonable excuse’.

    What the hell is a reasonable excuse? I’ll tell you – it’s a subjective test in the eye of the beholder.

    This is why I am steadfastly of the view that this is not a master plan by the gummints to take over this country under the guise of pandemicness, using the Army Reserve to help.

    They are far too fucking stupid to think this up, and are more concerned with looking bad at pressers – one-upping each other until the winner gets everyone in his/her State buried alive for their own good.

  142. egg_

    Bat as Food

    Bats have been hunted by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years, extending into modern times. Popular game species are the black flying fox and the little red flying fox. In 1997, it was estimated that the Aboriginal people of the Top End consumed 180,000 flying foxes each year.[10]

    Paniki is a dish from Minahasan, North Sulawesi made from fruit bat.

  143. Old School Conservative

    Rebel with cause
    #3388111, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:15 pm
    Raelene Castle is still getting over $400k a year to run a morally and (soon to be) financially bankrupt Rugby Australia.

    I note that RA release forgot this little tidbit:
    She read out a prepared 5 minute statement to staff, then left, saying line mangers would answer all questions. Which they were unable to do.
    Classy.

  144. Geriatric Mayfly

    Once a jolly Ch-i-naman sat by a shitting pit
    Under the shade of a Jinping tree
    He sang while he waited
    As his happy oinker soiled
    ‘Velly soon crispy meat me catchee.’

  145. Fuller said despite being ordered to return to their port of origin, the ships are refusing to budge, and he has called for them to leave.

    Don’t tell me Plod have forgotten where they put their trebuchet.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    21 Mater?

    Worse than I thought. That was from the Worldometer site at the head of this august publication.

    I sincerely apologise.

    Morrison, you’re an even bigger fuckwit in my eyes than you were 15 minutes ago.

  147. Chris

    1735099
    #3388132, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm
    Never trust a ChiCom
    What is a “ChiCom”?
    Asking for a friend……

    It is a bit… pathetic asking for friends outright like that.
    Allow me to remind you of a word that you may have used in your plainly misspent yoof.

    Chicoms are goo… d people who have allegiance to a murderous ideology which occupies a great nation, having murdered 120 million or so of their own people.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    As soon as that trebuchet was reinforced munter, you’d be the first one in it.

    A ground-to-sea re-enactment of siege tactics from the Thirty Years’ War.

  149. Mater

    Worse than I thought. That was from the Worldometer site at the head of this august publication.

    You just read the wrong column. Easy to do.

  150. Tel

    This is why I am steadfastly of the view that this is not a master plan by the gummints to take over this country under the guise of pandemicness, using the Army Reserve to help.

    They are far too fucking stupid to think this up, and are more concerned with looking bad at pressers – one-upping each other until the winner gets everyone in his/her State buried alive for their own good.

    If I was a master planner looking for ways to destroy a country in order to eventually take over, then I would always be on the lookout for some stupid people (especially stupid people with power) so I could appeal to their sense of self importance and get them to do the things I couldn’t do myself.

    You are right that all the people visible are way to thick and uncreative to come up with this … and yet strangely they all come up with the exact same stupid ideas in every country and every state. If you have tried looking in the obvious places and what you are looking for is not there, then you have to start looking in less obvious places. WHO is giving advice to these schmucks?

  151. Bruce in WA

    Change my mind.

    Wouldn’t even try … sounds fabulous.

  152. Nick

    The Guardian

    Until recently I, like many other footy-loving Australians, was revelling in the best AFLW season to date and eagerly awaiting the men’s season. I was excited about what both the VFL competitions would bring and couldn’t wait to see AFL Blind and Wheelchair take to the court. I am also one of the many employees in the industry stood down over recent days.

  153. Eyrie

    US SF writer Larry Correia told a story a few months ago about a conversation with half a dozen former Green Berets. They reckoned between them they’d have no trouble completely shutting down a small city. The small city they had in mind was Chicago.

  154. Keith Forwheels

    Tel
    #3388193, posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Technocrats. And the useful idiots who form our political class.

  155. vlad

    Driving to the post office to pick up my mail I had the radio on in the car and it said there are only four reasons to be out of your home. I can’t remember what they were, but driving to the post office to pick up your mail wasn’t one of them.

  156. notafan

    Okay a few desperados eat bats.

    Doesn’t change the fact that they are zoonotic.

  157. Eyrie

    Forget the C130’s. We have C17’s. Should get at least 2 fatsos on each one.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    This is why I’m not a stats man.

    Tempted to let fly with a few Flashheart stat jokes, but yeah nah yeah nah nah.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3388196, posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    The Guardian

    Until recently I, like many other footy-loving Australians, was revelling in the best AFLW season to date and eagerly awaiting the men’s season. I was excited about what both the VFL competitions would bring and couldn’t wait to see AFL Blind and Wheelchair take to the court. I am also one of the many employees in the industry stood down over recent days.

    And they ask how the richest sports code in Australia was brought to the brink of bankruptcy in three weeks.
    The answer is vanity projects.
    Lots and lots of them.
    AWFL.

    Theme rounds every week. All of which require an army of PR perfessionals and, of course, cash for the minority being celebrated.

  160. bespoke

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3388181, posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    This is why I am steadfastly of the view that this is not a master plan by the gummints to take over this country under the guise of pandemicness, using the Army Reserve to help.

    I’m at the stage it’s like you see a crazy hobo creaming incoherently you no he’s to far gone so you walk quickly by and get on with what needs to be done. It’s been a steep leaning curve on who are leaders and who are the noise makers.

  161. EvilElvis

    You are right that all the people visible are way to thick and uncreative to come up with this

    Who is officially in the National Covid/Crisis/Cranks cabinet?

  162. egg_

    balut
    A balut is a fertilized bird egg (usually a duck) which is incubated for a period of 14 to 21 days depending on the local culture and then boiled or steamed. The contents are eaten directly from the shell.

  163. cohenite

    Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 which victoristan is relying on for all their draconian edicts.

    As noted previously Ss 190 and 199 are doozies and there are plenty of others. But it’s imminently appealable even though that would be a punitive process. But FMD pollies in this shithole have enormous power.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    Apparently you’re flat out leaving the house in Queensland and NSW without a ‘reasonable excuse’.

    What the hell is a reasonable excuse? I’ll tell you – it’s a subjective test in the eye of the beholder.

    I intend going for a drive over the next few days.
    If anyone asks I have a food allergy/intolerance diagnosed by a yogi in Kerala (no he doesn’t have a mobile phone) and I need to pick up a macro-biotic shepherd’s pie from the bakery in Shelbyville.

  165. cohenite

    A balut is a fertilized bird egg (usually a duck) which is incubated for a period of 14 to 21 days depending on the local culture and then boiled or steamed. The contents are eaten directly from the shell.

    Pride of place on the chunk menu.

  166. Exit Stage Right

    [email protected]

    Still trying to run a small online business with greatly diminished sales, but oddly enough there are still some buyers out there which require immediate postage on items purchased. Down to the Post Office every day, so for me, I have to venture out to fulfil my obligations to my buyers. Yes, you are right, no mention of trips to the PO as an essential reason to be out of the house, even though the PO remains open for business.
    Also in a situation where my wife had a car accident two weeks ago, had a rental that had to be returned today as insurance have paid out-once that happens immediate return of the rental required.
    Tomorrow, have to venture out to pick up a new car (bought in a rush because of restrictions), but no mention of these as essential trips. No doubt, heaps more reasons to go out that cannot be put off.
    The ruling class have no idea.

  167. Davey Boy

    Gun shop owners will fight the decision to suspend the sale of guns and ammunition in Victoria

    An association representing up to two dozen Melbourne gun dealers is preparing a legal challenge against the ban which they say could financially devastate the families of hundreds of firearms traders.
    On Monday Victoria Police, with the backing of the Andrews government, temporarily banned the sale of weapons to recreational shooters, who make up a large proportion of the market. Police said there had been a spike in firearm applications and stockpiling of weapons this month.

    Gun dealers strongly disputed the police’s claims and say the surge in demand was caused by shooters buying products before a 15 per cent price rise on many firearm products that was due to kick in on April 1, caused by the drop in the value of the Australian dollar compared with the US dollar.

    In the legal bid, they will argue Victoria Police acted unlawfully by using section 69 of the Firearms Act – which relates to varying firearm licences – to ban transactions.

    The National Shooting Council, which represents more than 8000 shooters across the country, has received legal advice that the particular section cannot be used to make changes based on events such as a health pandemic. The action is likely to be launched at VCAT.

    “Gun shops have been complying with the social distancing requirements, so the decision to close them without any notice or identified problem has not been made for health reasons,” a spokesman for the council said.

    “The result of this decision could drive many dealers, smaller ones in particular, out of business.”

    A Victorian Police spokesman said police “sought legal advice internally” before it made the decision to ban sales. The spokesman said firearms dealers were contacted after clearance was given to enforce the ban.

    Five gun dealers spoken to by The Age strongly disputed the argument about stockpiling that was made by Police Minister Lisa Neville and Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton. Mr Patton said there were 2200 firearms applications last week, double the amount of the previous week.
    Mario Mori, a gun dealer in Oakleigh, said his business of three decades would likely collapse as a result of the ban.

    “It’s my living … if I can’t work and make money I can’t pay bills. I won’t survive this, I will close,” he said.

    Mr Mori said the recent surge in demand had “a lot to do” with the scheduled price hikes, which many gun owners were aware of.

    A Melbourne gun store employee, who did not wish to be named, said the store had only discovered the ban after it was announced. He said many people were buying products in recent weeks because they had more leisure time to hunt.
    “We’ve got six employees here who we might have to lay off now. There’s not much point in us being here,” he said.

    Jeff Bourman, a Victorian Upper House MP from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, said the government should admit the ban was “another shafting of the most law-abiding segment of society”.

    Jack Wegman, chief executive of Victoria’s 40,000-member Sporting Shooters’ Association, said the ban conveyed a lack of trust in people who are already “heavily regulated consumers”.

    “What is the message? That law-abiding people who follow a legitimate process, a police-approved process, are not to be trusted?”

  168. vlad

    Pride of place on the chunk menu.

    Why does their cure for everything always have to be some secretion of a polar bear’s pancreas sauteeed in goat’s bile?

    Why can’t they just eat steak and eggs and chips like normal people?

  169. Nick

    Pride of place on the chunk menu.

    The Philippines

  170. MatrixTransform

    The answer is vanity projects.
    Lots and lots of them.
    AWFL.

    this is the bit where the apprentice regrets the Ute and Jet-ski purchase

    The AFL and RA have their their heads in their hands right now… which is what happens after their heads have been up their own arses for years.

    “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”
    ― Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

  171. Gab

    IS the Chinese plague over yet? Because I’m certainly over it.

  172. notafan

    Going to po to send parcels to customers is going to work as far as I am concerned.

    Otherwise why bother having PO open as essential service?

    Getting a take away pinocoffee isn’t covered either.

    Just saying

  173. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why does their cure for everything always have to be some secretion of a polar bear’s pancreas sauteeed in goat’s bile?

    It’s to prove the superiority of their culture over that of Western barbarians.

  174. candy

    An association representing up to two dozen Melbourne gun dealers is preparing a legal challenge against the ban which they say could financially devastate the families of hundreds of firearms traders.

    Good on them. Normal law abiding people who are being discriminated against by Premier Andrews because he wants to get rid of anyone of any right-ish persuasion.

    Nothing whatsoever ever to do with the virus. All to do with his socialist far left extremist objectives.

  175. rickw

    A balut is a fertilized bird egg (usually a duck) which is incubated for a period of 14 to 21 days depending on the local culture and then boiled or steamed. The contents are eaten directly from the shell.

    It is totally disgusting, as usual, the supposed benefit is greater virility.

  176. vlad

    No doubt, heaps more reasons to go out that cannot be put off.
    The ruling class have no idea.

    Absolutely. Heaps more than four reasons. Life goes on. The crisis itself gives reasons why one has to go out beyond food and exercise etc, such as going back to the office to clear out your desk.

    And Dan “Adophina Hitlerina” Andrews is terminally clueless. Get a job washing cars when all this is over, you munt. It’s all you’re up to – if that.

  177. JC

    Rones

    So no names of places stripped bare. It’s called diminished personality disorder. You Fredo.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Nothing whatsoever ever to do with the virus. All to do with his socialist far left extremist objectives.’

    That couldn’t have been Candy. This is sensible.

    We are not being subjugated by lizard people from the underworld disguised as people.

    We ARE, however, governed by weathervane fuckwits. And I’ll be curious to see if, not when, these Victorian imposts in particular are diluted and then dumped.

  179. old bloke

    Tel
    #3387777, posted on April 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Mongolians closed their border to China in 31 January 2020 … nobody called them “racist” either.

    North Korea closed their border with China more than a week earlier, on Wednesday 22nd January.

  180. Howard Hill

    Bats have been hunted by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years, extending into modern times. Popular game species are the black flying fox and the little red flying fox. In 1997, it was estimated that the Aboriginal people of the Top End consumed 180,000 flying foxes each year.[10]

    Paniki is a dish from Minahasan, North Sulawesi made from fruit bat.

    Those fruit bats are the bastards eating my figs. I was told not to eat the figs or the fig leaves. So the bats are ok then, even though they’ve been eating the figs I can’t eat? I’m confused?

  181. vlad

    Here’s a prediction. By 15 April the daily new cases in Victoria will be down to single figures.

  182. vlad

    I’m shorting the coronavirus, in short.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3388217, posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    The answer is vanity projects.
    Lots and lots of them.
    AWFL.

    this is the bit where the apprentice regrets the Ute and Jet-ski purchase

    Simple things in business.
    Little thought provokers I have thrown at aspirational young folks going into business over the years …
    “Assume you sell NOTHING for the first three months.”
    “What if you premises burn down and you have to re-set the whole thing.”
    “What if your two main customers disappear.”
    I have been accused of being a “glass half empty kind of guy”.
    I have two of those now complaining that their glass is 1/16th full of dirty pond water.

  184. Some History

    Asked if police were taking things too far, the NSW Police Commish replied, “the power of discretion is the police’s most powerful power”.

  185. Sean

    The media are out to be the fun police. It’s we the public who become the reality show as we bitch and moan about each other until it’s illegal to open your front door.

  186. Ed Case

    As if duck shooting season was going ahead anyway. Or any other shooting activities.

  187. JC

    On the subject of shelves stripped bare. US retailers see sales falls as hoarding seems to have come to an end. My strong hunch is that it’s happening here too for a couple of reasons. People are seeing the shelves being replenished quickly and as they begin to calm down from the hoarding panic they’re thinking about consuming what has been stuffed in the freezer. The impact was bunched up sales.

    Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

  188. vlad

    Asked if police were taking things too far, the NSW Police Commish replied, “the power of discretion is the police’s most powerful power”.

    Tell me where to find him so I can kick him in the butt. And I would do it, whatever the consequences.

    Although throwing a lemon meringue pie in his stupid face would be just as good, if not better. Though waste of a good pie, admittedly.

  189. rickw

    Four cruise ships given special permission to dock in Australia despite 30-day coronavirus ban

    Failed to start a decent infection rate, calling for reinforcements.

    Until government starts doing their job and controlling borders they can get fucked.

    Ships can bunker and take on provisions at sea. There’s no earthly reason for docking other than to fuck Australia.

  190. Howard Hill

    I’m starting to see a slow down in my neck of the woods, JC. Aldi even had dunny paper at 4.00pm this arvo.

  191. rickw

    Asked if police were taking things too far, the NSW Police Commish replied, “the power of discretion is the police’s most powerful power”.

    Full Retard.

  192. MatrixTransform

    A balut is a fertilized bird egg … the contents are eaten directly from the shell.

    yah … eaten from the shell while cooked and still warm.

    did that once in the philippines when after the suckling pig on a spit we all started drinking the whisky with a snake in it.

    The hosts made a special midnight trip to get balut to take the p155 outta us Aussies.

    only one of our crew managed to get through the whole thing.

    I failed about 1/2 way

    omfg … never, ever again just the thought of it now evokes the smell.

    a week or so later at the going away party, one of the fellas got balut mixed up and was calling it ‘bulat’ … made the girls snigger.

  193. vlad

    People are seeing the shelves being replenished quickly and as they begin to calm down from the hoarding panic they’re thinking about consuming what has been stuffed in the freezer.

    I haven’t seen any shortages of frozen goods.

    I haven’t run out of toilet paper, either. But I still haven’t seen it on the normal supermarket shelves in normal trading hours. I’ve made two purchases for myself since the panic began. 2000 sheets of toilet paper last a while. And twice that lasts twice as long.

  194. Sean

    I always thought people couldn’t afford to spend so much for very long. My mum would save up a bit for the extra Xmas spend. I can’t imagine many australians buying in such large amounts.

    Once the Gov check start rolling in though. I’m anticipating a rout!

  195. Boambee John

    notafan
    #3388159, posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    Ok John

    I’m fascinated

    Other than terrorism what can small groups of combatants do to keep the military busy?

    Deoends how brave they are. You could try Gandhian passive resistance, and hope that you do not come up against someone willing to do an Amritsar.

    You could be a bit more active and improvise road spikes to cause nuisance, and hope for a proportional response.

    Perhaps you might try reading the Kilcullen books?

  196. Arky

    Winston, I recall that during the Kosovo thingy, we airlifted a number of moos lims for their safety and security. We housed them in a number of defence facilities, including at Singleton. When the group turned up at the base, they refused to leave the bus, saying that the accommodation was inadequate & advised the govt that they wanted to return to Kosovo, IIRC.

    ..
    Don’t blame them.
    I also demanded they bus turn around.
    They didn’t listen.
    And they made me run around and throw myself repeatedly at the ground for no good reason.

  197. rickw

    As if duck shooting season was going ahead anyway. Or any other shooting activities.

    My guess is that it’s way harder for police to monster duck shooters than it is park walkers and beach goers.

  198. notafan

    Correct JC

    There is a limit to hoarding called money and space.

    And confidence in later supply.

    Still tp on the shelf today from yesterday at the local supermarket.

    Admittedly the recycling brand but still.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    Traffic at the supermarkets is non-existent.

    Going to be lots of fresh stuff thrown out.

    Still can’t get hand sanitiser or paper products.

    Fuck China.

  200. Howard Hill

    My guess is that it’s way harder for police to monster duck shooters

    Yeah it would suddenly become pig season 🙂

  201. MatrixTransform

    I have been accused of being a “glass half empty kind of guy”

    That’s impossible. Instead, only realize the truth… there is no glass.

  202. bespoke

    My State was derided as the second most loony toon place in Australia now It’s the least draconian and most rational living space. Build the wall!!

  203. MatrixTransform

    A balut is a fertilized bird egg … the contents are eaten directly from the shell.

    yah … eaten from the shell while cooked and still warm.

    did that once in the philippines when after the suckling pig on a spit we all started drinking the whisky with a snake in it.

    The hosts made a special midnight trip to get balut to take the p155 outta us Aussies.

    only one of our crew managed to get through the whole thing.

    I failed about 1/2 way

    omfg … never, ever again just the thought of it now evokes the smell.

  204. old bloke

    Infidel Tiger
    #3388092, posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    German cruise ship refuses to leave WA port

    Our Navy is now staffed by humongous lesbians.

    Release the hounds!

    Time for vengeance for the Kormoran? . That would liven things up along the coffee strip.

  205. IT:

    Andrew Forrest spruiking full time now for the CCP.
    Boasting that he has secured hundreds of tonnes of PPE from China
    We wouldn’t have needed to if they hadn’t stolen it!
    And what guarantee do we have it works?

    You missed the clever bit there, I.T!
    They bought our really effective, round eye stuff at double the normal price, and are now selling the made to a price of 1/8th quality Chinesium stuff. And claiming tax deductions for charity donations.

  206. notafan

    No thanks

    Even road spikes are a form of terrorism.

    I’m not impressed by what I’ve read about Kilcullen if he is the person I’m thinking of.

    And if I haven’t made myself clear

    Talk of attacking the Australian army, on Australian soil by Australians is a disgrace.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Chicom propaganda in overdrive getting the story out that they are sending is medical supplies.

    We are being hustled.

  208. Howard Hill

    I was served that up in the philippines as well once. Nearly threw up all over the dining table. I draw the line at dead chicks in shells!

  209. candy

    Up my way Coles and Woolies have no TP, paper products or sanitiser products, lots of frozen products missing, no pasta to speak of expensive gluten free stuff and even then only one or two packets of it.
    Even at IGA which costs more for anything there’s nothing.

    I feel the welfare peoples buy it all before working people can get there.

  210. DrBeauGan

    My local IGA has bog roll and most food, but has run out of liquid soap and cocktail sticks. *Sob*

  211. Ellie

    I have been discriminated against this week by a gay man in my own workplace! Told to go home because I live in a coronavirus hotspot – the eastern suburbs of Sydney. He lives in
    Darlingithurts too! I’m on the turn. Big time!

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Fuckwits. Fucking fuckwits.

    Make a decision based on shit advice from a needle dick that’s never had a root. Go on TV telling the punters of ‘your’ decision.

    Community backlash:

    ‘The state government has backflipped on a tough edict to keep couples who don’t live together apart under Victoria’s strict stay-at-home period. Premier Daniel Andrews said this morning couples who did not live together should not be socialising, a warning which quickly came to be known informally as the “bonk ban”.’

    ‘Mr Andrews said visiting partners was not an essential reason.
    “That’s not work, that’s not care giving, that’s not medical care, that’s not shopping for the things you need when you need them, it does not comply with the rules, so people should not do that,” he said.

    ‘“It is a price worth paying, because it is going to save lives. We’ve all got to play our part.”
    His comments followed a tweet by police minister Lisa Neville, who tweeted that you “cannot visit your partner for social reasons”.

    ‘But in an about-face this afternoon Victorian Chief Health Officer Prof Brett Sutton said there would be an exemption for couples living apart.

    ‘“Regarding ‘Stay at Home’ rules: We have no desire to penalise individuals who are staying with or meeting their partners if they don’t usually reside together. We’ll be making an exemption. Hope that helps,” he tweeted.’

    Reverse your shit decision, thus compounding your original fuckup, only this time get someone else to do it.

    30 minute haircuts 2.0. Fence-sitting, weathervaning fuckwits.

  213. Ed Case

    You could try Gandhian passive resistance, and hope that you do not come up against someone willing to do an Amritsar.

    Events at Armritsar in 1919 were the response to a criminal mob murdering 5 englishmen and beating an englishwoman almost to death, then looting the banks in the city. General Dyer was praised by the Sikhs for putting down the revolt.
    Gandhi and passive resistance weren’t involved.

  214. vlad

    My mum would save up a bit for the extra Xmas spend.

    I’m old enough to remember when the banks would advertise Christmas Club accounts.

    And Chrisco hampers? I remember the ads on tv for those. A little infra-dig for the vlad family.

  215. JC

    Howard Hill
    #3388241, posted on April 1, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I’m starting to see a slow down in my neck of the woods, JC. Aldi even had dunny paper at 4.00pm this arvo.

    I mentioned earlier I bought a sanga at a deli/grocery. There were three of us in the store and about 5 staff. The shelves were filled. This is an area that experienced city flight and now a hotspot for the china bug.

  216. EvilElvis

    Can anyone confirm the Melbourne based muesli wedding? Party of 30, free pass, just stay 1.5m apart. Wedding pics say otherwise.

  217. JC

    Candy

    When did you move to North Korea?

  218. Leigh Lowe

    The AFL and RA have their their heads in their hands right now… which is what happens after their heads have been up their own arses for years.

    RA were already screwed and had bugger-all ability to generate decent revenue.
    Firing their one true drawcard during a RWC year was a master-stroke, but.
    The AFL and NRL had rivers of TV gold flowing for years and pissed it up against the wall. Even before Kung Flu both codes tried to roll over their broadcast deals at existing rates … no increase.
    The networks baulked.
    But the AFL has made a much bigger blunder.
    They thought the TV networks (loaded with virtue signalling dickheads) were “the customer”.
    They are ignoring the old adage of “look at the customer’s customer.”
    The AFL have ignored the TV viewers who don’t buy into the AFL (and the network’s) agendas, and that is why TV rights were already under downward pressure.
    Forget the spin.
    AFL isn’t selling cars, insurance, pies whatever.
    That was the reality starting to show before Kung Flu.
    Afterwards is going to be way worse if they don’t get back to their knitting.

  219. EvilElvis

    I’m on the turn. Big time!

    Thatagirl! 👍

  220. Bar Beach Swimmer:

    Winston, I recall that during the Kosovo thingy, we airlifted a number of moos lims for their safety and security. We housed them in a number of defence facilities, including at Singleton. When the group turned up at the base, they refused to leave the bus, saying that the accommodation was inadequate & advised the govt that they wanted to return to Kosovo, IIRC.

    So I can assume they are still waiting in the bus, then?

  221. feelthebern

    Andrew Forrest is our greatest living Australian.
    Name another Australian who has created such wealth, employed so many Australians & donated as much money as Twiggy.
    Keep in mind, when he set up his foundation & made the initial contribution (9 figures), he did not claim the deduction.
    If you don’t like Twiggy, you’re a dick.

  222. rickw

    Talk of attacking the Australian army, on Australian soil by Australians is a disgrace.

    Don’t you think it might depend a little on what they’re doing?

    The Army aren’t the problem in any case. It’s the M4 armed power trippers at Vicpol that are the worry.

  223. Infidel Tiger

    Forrest is one of the greatest crooks in history.

    Never trust him.

  224. feelthebern

    Also, on Monday, my bank account will bulge from the 76 cent (100% franked) dividend from Twiggy.

  225. feelthebern

    Typical Perther.
    Tall poppy syndrome.

  226. feelthebern

    Hopefully you are posting on your phone IT, while you patrol the shoreline.

  227. vlad

    The best years of the VFL/AFL were those when they had a gentleman’s agreement with HSV-7 and the players all had day jobs as plumbers and roof tilers.

  228. Boambee John

    Arky and Winston

    And I also remember that the Liars joined with the Coalition to legislate a special visa with no permanent settlement rights before they were permitted in. They had only been in Australia for a short period when the Liars started to agitate for them to receive permanent settlement rights.

    Liars gotta lie.

  229. Some History

    ‘Mr Andrews said visiting partners was not an essential reason.
    “That’s not work, that’s not care giving, that’s not medical care, that’s not shopping for the things you need when you need them, it does not comply with the rules, so people should not do that,” he said.

    Hunchback: That’s the rule. Follow the rule or people will die. Tomorrow I’ll give you the 40 or so exemptions to that rule.

    Remember, this is the guy in charge:

    https://imgur.com/Tsaf56Z

  230. JC

    Bern

    Artie may have a point. A few mining guys reckon he’s a crook, but of course that could also be a little envy 🙂 Is Brazil back in the iron ore market yet?

  231. MatrixTransform

    They thought the TV networks (loaded with virtue signalling dickheads) were “the customer”.

    fools don’t understand their customers.

    They seriously thought that the queer, trans, blue haired, stay at home feminist wasn’t already their patron.

    look at the idiocy they talked themselves into

    too fucking stupid for words

    except … the bigotry of low expectations.

    utter…retards

  232. Fat Tony

    egg_
    #3388209, posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:37 pm
    balut

    egg – that must have been terrible for you to read
    RUOK??

  233. Howard Hill

    The shelves were filled. This is an area that experienced city flight and now a hotspot for the china bug.

    Lots of super markets where I am about 15 in a 3 mile radius. I guess they’re all sharing the load which makes it easier to get stuff. I even got four packets of dried yeast for my wonderful tasting hand sanitiser 🙂

  234. feelthebern

    Crikey.
    Even Pauline Hanson is poking holes in the Job Keeper scheme.
    How did that get out of the lab?

  235. rickw

    Can anyone confirm the Melbourne based muesli wedding? Party of 30, free pass, just stay 1.5m apart. Wedding pics say otherwise.

    They don’t need a free pass, they just do it, if Vicpol were stupid enough to try it on, each muesli would call 10 cousins. Vicpol facing 30 to 1 odds would bid them a pleasant farewell, get in their cars, and quietly drive off in search of some hapless skip to mess with.

  236. feelthebern

    IT is still hurting from Twiggy cutting him off in traffic many years ago.

  237. Leigh Lowe

    Watching the ‘Istory Channel.
    Quoting Barnes Wallis during WW2 (paraphrasing) …

    We need to consider the effective use of explosives.
    Bombing tanks and planes is one thing.
    It is far more effective to bomb the factories which manufacture the tanks and planes.
    But the ultimate is to cut off the lifelines of those factories by destroying power generation and transmission infrastructure.”

    Summarises the modern Green agenda perfectly.

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