Friday Forum: April 3, 2020

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  1. Geriatric Mayfly

    It’s very worrying when an idea starts to rattle around between Dickhead Dan’s big flapping ears.

  2. johanna

    Perth Trader
    #3391496, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Under what law can a Aust. premier stop any person from entering or leave a State? Unless that person is wanted for a crime? Has the Aust. constitution been cancelled? Can I really be arrested and fined for travelling by road to another state ?

    I and others have raised this point. However, under our convoluted legal system, we would not know the answer until 2023, unless a State Premier chose to raise it.

    As I have said before. I think that the quarantine laws have been stretched well beyond their limits, and the laws themselves are very possibly unconstitutionl.

    But what we have at present is politicians rushing at breakneck pace toward whatever someone tells them. If it means sending everyone broke because 26 people have died, so be it.

    Oh, and the models.

    Longtime followers of the climate change scam know all about ‘the models..’

  3. Leigh Lowe

    In this case, the state of Victoria has already checked out the claims made by “Bernie” and concluded they were bullshit. They were thrown out. The ABC also knows there is no evidence to support the accusations.

    That is the most disgusting thing about this. It is being presented as a new “second wave” of accusers, when it is just re-heated leftovers. We finally get to a brief reference to Bernie’s mental state causing him to pull the pin on giving evidence at committal. The ABC party line is that Bernie’s mental state was brought on by having to face his abuser in court.
    No.
    Bernie has been questioned by professionals before. Either he or his handlers knew his story was going disintegrate under cross-examination.
    The real truth is, Bernie was never going to court. He was just background noise designed to feed the “where there is smoke there is fire” narrative.
    .

    Terrified of Pell being acquitted (they seem to believe he will be), the ABC wants to associate a “new” scandal to his name as punishment.

    I have tried to think of the motives (apart from a myopic hatred of Pell).
    Well, for Bernie it is compo in a civil case, of course.
    For the ABC the objectives are manifold:-
    1. Raise the possibility of further charges and prevent Pell returning to the Vatican;
    2. Pressure Pope Fonzi into firing Pell;
    3. Create a defence of Milligan’s behaviour should the HC criticise her role in the stitch-up.

  4. C.L.

    Speaking of Clives, I guess Palmer’s Titanic II is off, hey?
    No ill omens there, no siree. A ship called the Titanic II built by Chinamen.
    Not even Lizzie would go there.

  5. Diogenes

    Health Minister(who?)

    Brad Buzzard

    As I said who? Its all been about Fuller, Glad & Elliot, and daylight then the Treasurer. As the Act gives the Minister all the power, which he seems to have delegated, he has been conspicuous by his absence.

    One of Mrs D’s timid mice (please be good and stay inside) has just posted on the group’s FB page, “if I can be fined $1100 because a policeman doesn’t think my reason for being outside is good enough, although I have been tested clear, why hasn’t the person who is directly responsible for the spread of more cases than I could in a month not, at least sacked?”

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    By the time this thing is over, I will be better equipped than my local gym. Doesn’t look like I will be renewing my membership…

  7. Infidel Tiger

    This virus has shown just how much us essential service providers are just a number.

    Aren’t you an s&m dominatrix?

    Essential service? Could be I suppose.

  8. Ellie

    Ellie, you work for yourself and you’re shut down?
    How are you faring?

    CL – I don’t work for myself. I am a frontline essential service provider.

    I am faring ok.

  9. Empire 5:5

    Perth Trader
    #3391525, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:52 pm
    EMPIRE 5:5…….the Aust constitution states free travel and trade between states. My guess is that the only way to stop a citizen from travelling is if the person carries the CV19 bug, and that will require a test at a border stop.

    This seems to empower the Feds to restrict movement – https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C00303

    My question is under what instrument can a state gov restrict interstate travel?

  10. Nick

    I have tried to think of the motives (apart from a myopic hatred of Pell).

    One ex claimant apparently needed cash as an SP bookie was after him..

  11. Ellie

    Thank you for asking, CL.

  12. cohenite

    the original paper if anyone is interested

    Quantum principle of relativity
    Andrzej Dragan1,2 and Artur Ekert2,3

    So multiple observers breach the threshold gap between the Quantum reality and Classical reality.

  13. EvilElvis

    who I thought were my genuine gay friends. They have become the most hysterical mob

    I’m shocked at this statement, Ellie. Shocked I tells ya!

  14. Some History

    It’s very worrying when an idea starts to rattle around between Dickhead Dan’s big flapping ears.

    The Hunchback is itching to move from a State of Emergency to a State of Disaster. He has forewarned that this will come and he has also noted that this will give him MORE POWER.

  15. Mark A

    Empire 5:5
    #3391528, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Nope. This is a once in human history mass mind control experiment.

    It will backfire monumentally. In 12 months time half the population will have a CL quality BS detector operational in their head.

    You are far too optimistic.
    History tells otherwise.
    Human nature is what it is, never changed since before time dot, why do you propose it will change now?

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Revealed: Ruby Princess told officials of COVID-19 illnesses
    exclusive
    Yoni Bashan
    NSW POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
    @yoni_bashan
    9 minutes ago April 3, 2020
    5 Comments

    NSW health officials did not board the Ruby Princess to test passengers for COVID-19 even though the cruise liner’s onboard doctor told them explicitly in emails there were sick travellers on the ship.

    Explosive emails obtained by The Weekend Australian show NSW Health officials dismissed any concern about the health of passengers aboard what is now the biggest source of COVID-19 infection and told the ship it was “free to disembark” without further tests.

    The extraordinary revelations contradict NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s assertions Australian Border Force officials were to blame for the stuff-up, and raise serious questions about her handling of the fiasco.

    The emails confirm ABF commissioner Michael Outram’s statement this week that NSW Health officials declined to board the ship and gave it the all-clear despite being told about passengers with flu symptoms.

    Ms Berejiklian on Thursday ordered NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller to investigate the matter after seven passengers who contracted the disease on the ship later died, but implied the cruise ship misled Health officials about the condition of the passengers.

    The emails dispute that version. “Please be aware, we have collected viral swabs for a few cases of ‘febrile, Influenza test negative’ individuals, and have kept the guests isolated,” an email from the Ruby Princess doctor to NSW Health said.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  17. Mitch M.

    Revisiting the potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry

    Psychedelic drugs are great fun but the last thing I’d do is get high in the presence of mental health professionals. For all their theorizing on why the drugs work they consistently overlook a key symptom present in most psychopathology: inability to experience pleasure.

  18. JC

    Sounds a little too good to be true, but hey

    Australian study shows anti-parasitic drug kills COVID-19 in lab
    By Karishma Sarkari06:26
    A Monash University-led study has shown the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin has been found to kill COVID-19 in the lab within 48 hours.
    A single dose of the drug, available throughout the world, could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.
    “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively remove all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s Dr Kylie Wagstaff said on Friday.

    While it’s not known how Ivermectin works on the virus, it’s likely the drug stops the virus by dampening the host cells’ ability to clear it.
    The next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro (in lab conditions) is safe for humans.
    “In times when we’re having a global pandemic and there isn’t an approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available around the world then that might help people sooner,” Dr Wagstaff said.
    “Realistically it’s going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available.”
    Before Ivermectin can be used to combat coronavirus, funding is needed to get it to pre-clinical testing and clinical trials.
    Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Pell will not only be walking around as free as a bird* in the near future, but that VicPol will get bent over the ute and fixed up, sans Vas, by the HC in a manner that made the previous floggings Ashton’s shitforbrains ‘executive management’ copped look like a gentle zephyr, stirring one awake from a daylight reverie at the Parrot’s Beak.

    Someone said he should immediately piss off to Rome. Nuh-uh.

    He should plant himself squarely in front of ABC HQ and give them the double finger with arms extended and knees akimbo. And then have an acolyte take a photo of same.

    And then have T shirts made with the photo of him giving the finger to the ABC on said shirts, and donate them by the hundred to Vinnies and the Salvos, and all the ‘community service’ organisations that give the derros new kit. And all The Big Issue sellers on Melbourne CBD street corners.

    So hopefully, each and every time one of these lying fucks from the Age or the ABC or the SMH or the Grauniad needs some ‘colour’ shots of derros so they can ask for more free stuff of mine, they’ll be treated to the Richmond ruckman giving them the double get fucked.

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    *BatFlu notwithstanding

  21. johanna

    Perth Trader
    #3391496, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Under what law can a Aust. premier stop any person from entering or leave a State? Unless that person is wanted for a crime? Has the Aust. constitution been cancelled? Can I really be arrested and fined for travelling by road to another state ?

    Nobody can stop anyone from crossing a border, but the lot on the other side can ‘quarantine’ them.

    I repeat, a lot of this is unconstitutional, but unless a State Premier takes it to court, we might all die wondering as it wends its way through the system.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3391545, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I have tried to think of the motives (apart from a myopic hatred of Pell).

    One ex claimant apparently needed cash as an SP bookie was after him..

    Yeah, I get that Bernie might be on the make for a compo claim.
    But I wonder about the ABC.
    Of course they hate Pell.
    But what else?
    Setting up Pell for more charges, not caring if the charges succeed or fail?
    Trying to induce Pope Fonzi to fire Pell, aided and abetted by faux “Catholics” in Australia?
    A pre-emptive defence of any HC criticism of Milligan?

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    The regular Emirates to Dubai has just laboured its way overhead. Down from the usual A380 to a Boeing 777. Some tooing and froing still going on then.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Mick GCQ, 6.00 p.m.;

    ‘Minister Fatso Payne’

    Lightweight. The Belgian Health Minister is the undisputed queen.

    Of lamingtons.

  25. Nick

    But what else?

    He represents what they hate, a strong conservative figure.
    Mind you, plenty of clergy hate him too.

  26. Geriatric Mayfly

    He should plant himself squarely in front of ABC HQ and give them the double finger with arms extended and knees akimbo. And then have an acolyte take a photo of same.

    Sprinkling them with holy water would have them begging for mercy, and any one of those jumped up twerps who infest our screens makes one wrong move the end of that crozier should be put to good use.

  27. Ellie

    I’m shocked at this statement, Ellie. Shocked I tells ya!

    Hehehe.

    Muah – EE!

  28. Leigh Lowe

    who I thought were my genuine gay friends. They have become the most hysterical mob

    I know a few gays.
    Some are rational human beings who go about their lives as the rest of us do.
    Others mimic the hand-waving, mincing Mr Humphries types, with the emotional depth and demeanour of 14 year old girls.
    I avoid the latter.

  29. egg_

    You can book a cruise to S.E.A. ex Sydney from 1 Jul.

    Ship availability or anticipated sanctions lift?

  30. rickw

    Sounds a little too good to be true, but hey

    Sounds like they are only at the in vitro stage, no in vivo yet. Plenty of drugs work in vitro then bomb out when trialled in vivo.

    Why the hell they’re not just building the body of data available on hydroxychloroqine?

  31. johanna

    I saw Ivermactin ads on TV, when they were part of the local TV network which overlapped with the city.

    You ran it down the middle of the back of sheep, and it (allegedly) killed everything.

    Speaking of which:

  32. I see that the Lawyer X saga has been given it’s Underbelly treatment to get a green light to film a mini series.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    The idiocy of letting plague-ridden punters off ships and onto our shores is apparently not new. The Nepean Historical Society:

    ‘The ‘Plague Ship’ Ticonderoga

    ‘In early November 1852, the arrival of the Ticonderoga at the Heads with nearly three hundred of those onboard ill with fever, was to expedite the establishment of the station.

    ‘The Ticonderoga had left Liverpool with 714 passengers and 48 crew, and during the passage 100 deaths had occurred from typhus and scarlet fever.

    ‘On 3 November word was sent to Williamstown by Captain Wylie of the Champion, which had passed the Ticonderoga at anchor at the Heads, that conditions aboard were appalling. Plans to establish a Quarantine Station at Port Nepean were now in urgent need of implementation.’

    Coastal artillery is, and has been, evidently useless.

  34. egg_

    He should plant himself squarely in front of ABC HQ and give them the double finger with arms extended and knees akimbo. And then have an acolyte take a photo of same.

    Sprinkling them with holy water would have them begging for mercy, and any one of those jumped up twerps who infest our screens makes one wrong move the end of that crozier should be put to good use.

    Frightbats and Holy water don’t mix?

  35. egg_

    Limits to how many shoppers can shop?

    This is getting insaner.

  36. Mitch M.

    Why the hell they’re not just building the body of data available on hydroxychloroqine?

    They probably are doing that and might be finding problems. At this point the wise path is to explore anything that shows potential.

  37. mh

    I wonder when the legal Aussie sex industry will be back on its … back.

  38. EvilElvis

    He should plant himself squarely in front of ABC HQ and give them the double finger with arms extended and knees akimbo.

    I reckon he should be the bigger man. Walk straight into Ultimo with the full entourage, smoke swingy dude and all and touch every single one on the head.
    “Jesus forgives you my son’s, and so do I, bless you all!”

  39. C.L.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Pell will not only be walking around as free as a bird* in the near future, but that VicPol will get bent over the ute and fixed up, sans Vas, by the HC in a manner that made the previous floggings Ashton’s shitforbrains ‘executive management’ copped look like a gentle zephyr, stirring one awake from a daylight reverie at the Parrot’s Beak.

    Someone said he should immediately piss off to Rome. Nuh-uh.

    He should plant himself squarely in front of ABC HQ and give them the double finger with arms extended and knees akimbo. And then have an acolyte take a photo of same.

    And then have T shirts made with the photo of him giving the finger to the ABC on said shirts, and donate them by the hundred to Vinnies and the Salvos, and all the ‘community service’ organisations that give the derros new kit. And all The Big Issue sellers on Melbourne CBD street corners.

    So hopefully, each and every time one of these lying fucks from the Age or the ABC or the SMH or the Grauniad needs some ‘colour’ shots of derros so they can ask for more free stuff of mine, they’ll be treated to the Richmond ruckman giving them the double get fucked.

    Yes indeed.

  40. Professor Fred Lenin

    The plumber will work from home to fix the blocked sewage pipe ,the electrician will work from home to fix the faulty light switch. Yeah right ! comrade academic working from home .

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3391556, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Pell will not only be walking around as free as a bird* in the near future, but that VicPol will get bent over the ute and fixed up, sans Vas, by the HC in a manner that made the previous floggings Ashton’s shitforbrains ‘executive management’ copped …

    Apart from VikPol, what is going on here is that ABC are placing themselves above the High Court as the final arbiter of criminality and what is “right and just”.
    I do hope that, if the HC finds for Pell, that they fire a warning shot across Auntie’s bows about reckless character assassinations.

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    Mayfly:

    ‘the end of that crozier’

    Excellent segue to Captain Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who somehow had his memo leaked to the San Fran press about his virus-ridden seamen. Apologies, but whoever posted bits of it was about two pages back, and I’m damned if I’m doing that again.

    First, the method of communication. A memo. What? Even if sent via email, if it’s that important in this day and age (30 years past flash traffic IIRC) is a memorandum really the best medium here? [Note: I will stand corrected by any pussers here or lurking.]

    Second, it wasn’t a memo but an emotion-laden press release. It was probably leaked to the Department of the Navy after being sent directly to the press, rather than the other way around.

    ‘We are not at war.’ You’ll be told when and where you’re at war, Obama boy.

  43. JC

    I do hope that, if the HC finds for Pell, that they fire a warning shot across Auntie’s bows about reckless character assassinations.

    Can they do that though?

  44. egg_

    International Students now out of work trapped here.

    I know a lot of “lollipop” ladies are hawt South American students.
    Dunno if they’re on Chunk style scams, seem well into their twenties.

  45. egg_

    Marise Payne in shiny jacket – danger to low flying aircraft.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Pell will not only be walking around as free as a bird* in the near future …

    Sadly, Pell will never be allowed to walk around “free as a bird” in this country again, irrespective of the High Court decision.
    Everywhere he goes there will be someone wanting to take a pot-shot at him.
    And, if he is in Victoria, that fat blue line will be too busy arresting recreational fishermen to deal with an assault on George.

  47. MatrixTransform

    A complete radical

    I like her

    … but she talks too much

  48. egg_

    The plumber will work from home to fix the blocked sewage pipe ,the electrician will work from home to fix the faulty light switch. Yeah right ! comrade academic working from home*.

    IT’s mantra – not real jerbs.

  49. Bar Beach Swimmer

    A pre-emptive defence of any HC criticism of Milligan?

    Leigh, not discounting the anti-Catholic ideology of the ABC green-left. But when a person leaves their long term partner for another the one thing you can be sure of is that they’ve invested a huge amount in the new relationship, so it’s got to work.

    The fact is the ABC is much like that bloke with a much younger other half. A hellva lot has been invested. They’ve just got to keep on going. Otherwise they come up empty-handed with all the world to see.

  50. mh

    Daily Tele

    RA COUP: WALLABIES GREAT POISED TO REPLACE CASTLE
    Heavy hitters in the Australian rugby landscape have moved to roll Raelene Castle within days, with a two-time World Cup winner and former Wallabies captain poised to take over.

  51. EvilElvis

    Some tooing and froing still going on then.

    Apparently around 16,000 Aussies still abroad, 3,800 of which left after the ban on international travel was implemented. Good ban.

  52. areff

    Leigh: You nailed it — they’re anxious at the ABC about Milligan getting a thumping, either directly or indirectly, via the High Court.

    Consider last night’s warmed over dregs as forward defence. If the Justices saw it, maybe there’s still time to rewrite some of the ruling.

    Oh, and by the way, some more fascinating info on one of the informants. Stay tuned for tomorrow.

  53. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Shüt ït döwn.
    Fïre thëm äll.
    Sält thë eärth.

    Or…

    Stöckpïle pöpcörn.
    Mütüalïse ït.
    Eät pöpcörn.

  54. areff

    Golly, I’m such a tease.

  55. Mitch M.

    egg_
    #3391596, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm
    Reno 911 Bondi

    I’m just flipping between watching reruns of this very under rated show, reading some news, and watching a production bike race. Reno 911 is like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: outrageous so upsets the PC brigade and the content racy hence programs only late at night. This one is from It’s Always Sunny:

  56. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3391587, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I do hope that, if the HC finds for Pell, that they fire a warning shot across Auntie’s bows about reckless character assassinations.

    Can they do that though?

    It would be irregular, but it would not be unheard of for the highest court in any jurisdiction to suggest that their decisions should be respected.
    As alluded to by KD, the High Court gave VikPol the mother of all hidings over the Gobbo thing.
    Basically called them liars.
    As an aside, isn’t it interesting that whilst the ABC were working hand-in-glove with VikPol to stitch up George, they were assiduously avoiding any reference to the Gobbo matter.
    Why was that?

  57. MatrixTransform

    … but she talks too much

    fuck the war outta me … lol, she can try

  58. Bar Beach Swimmer

    areff
    #3391601, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Areff, I’m still waving at Sinc, but he’s not at home. Does the man ever read his emails😊?

  59. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 10:09 pm:

    ” Revealed: Ruby Princess told officials of COVID-19 illnesses
    Yoni Bashan NSW POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
    April 3, 2020

    ” NSW health officials did not board the Ruby Princess to test passengers for COVID-19 even though the cruise liner’s onboard doctor told them explicitly in emails there were sick travellers on the ship.

    emails confirm … NSW Health officials declined to board the ship and gave it the all-clear despite being told about passengers with flu symptoms.

    Ms Berejiklian on Thursday ordered NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller to investigate the matter after seven passengers … but implied the cruise ship misled Health officials about the condition of the passengers.

    The emails dispute that version. “Please be aware, we have collected viral swabs for a few cases of ‘febrile, Influenza test negative’ individuals, and have kept the guests isolated,” an email from the Ruby Princess doctor to NSW Health said.”

    This Fuller turkey has had 24 hours, enough time to read the emails three times over, to duck out and have his hair done, to have a sit down lunch and to have received a report on how the half dozen most obvious Health incompetents responded to an hour each with a genuinely tough cop screaming in their ear demanding the truth, as they piddled their pants. Where is his report?

    A coronavirus victim in the peak of his infection doesn’t get 24 hours. Where is his report?

    Perhaps he is of the Lindt Cafe school within the NSW public service department with “police” in small letters in its title. The type of head man who sat back with his clipboard at the ready, taking notes while watching mad Monis order brave Tori Johnson to go down on his knees to be shot in the head.

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    Please, PLEASE let Clover Moore be implicated in this somehow.

  61. Steve trickler

    Daily dose of conspiracy.



  62. egg_

    Bruce re the Commodores from last night, session drummer Meg says the Commodores and many 80s tunes are her inspirational bass tracks, this one in particular:

  63. Leigh Lowe

    The fact is the ABC is much like that bloke with a much younger other half. A hellva lot has been invested. They’ve just got to keep on going. Otherwise they come up empty-handed with all the world to see.

    You ascribe irrational individual behaviour to an organisation BBS, which normally isn’t the case in structured organisations.
    And you may well be right.
    What this tells us is that there are no adults at the ABC who can call “enough” on the obsession.

    Every commercial organisations I have worked for has had checks and balances when individuals or groups go rogue.
    Sometimes it takes time, but it does eventually happen, mainly because they are burning resources or damaging reputation by running a crusade.
    The ABC has no such internal counter-balance.

  64. johanna

    KD, quite so, spreading alarm and going outside the chain of command – it’s a wonder he’s still got a job.

    Back to my Pink Floyd clip. People here have decried the use of psychological tests, and for the most I have agreed with them. But, the fact is, artists are by definition not particularly rational.

    Meyers Briggs, which we had when I was in PM&C, showed a remarkable convergence of traits for policy analysts. I was a bit outside the box, FWIIW.

  65. Rex Mango

    Egg, excellent choice of track.

  66. MatrixTransform

    Meyers Briggs

    INTJ here

    … tired of being right

    ** hi Arky

  67. Ellie

    Please, PLEASE let Clover Moore be implicated in this somehow.

    Absolutely fucking lutely!

    As our Mayor, she is all about bicycle lane ways.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3391607, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Please, PLEASE let Clover Moore be implicated in this somehow.

    Not a stretch KD.
    Usually these cruise companies develop a relationship not with state or federal governments, but with port cities.
    Sydney and Melbourne like to attract these ships, presumably for the lucrative sales of acrylic koalas and faux akubras.
    I actually believe Sydney CC was the likely conduit for greasing the wheels for a quick disembarkation.

  69. Mark A

    /joke

    I’ve been trying to get my wife’s attention.
    So I simply sat down and looked comfortable.
    That did the trick!

  70. egg_

    emails confirm … NSW Health officials declined to board the ship and gave it the all-clear despite being told about passengers with flu symptoms.

    It was also logged in a Federal database, as required by law, by the ship’s Captain IIRC from an earlier article posted on the Cat and the Feds and State Authorities were arguing over whom should have acted on it.

    /Fawlty Towers

  71. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From mh at 10:39 pm:

    “Daily Tele

    RA COUP: WALLABIES GREAT POISED TO REPLACE CASTLE
    Heavy hitters in the Australian rugby landscape have moved to roll Raelene Castle within days, with a two-time World Cup winner and former Wallabies captain poised to take over.”

    Wallabies with two World Cup wins include Jason Little, Eales, Horan, Kearns and Dan Crowley.

    Eales captained for a period of years, Kearns about a dozen times and Horan maybe once or twice.

    Eales’ time as an ineffective voice on the ARU board for some years counts him out. Horan is a Queenslander, which will not suit power brokers (and sworn enemies of each other) Randwick, Eastern Suburbs and Sydney University.

    There was an influential faction pushing for Kearns a year or two ago. If I were him I’d tell them I’m busy hosing the front lawn for the next five years, it’s a poisoned chalice.

  72. EvilElvis

    Save the children ad on at the moment. Apparently 15,000 children die every day, needlessly. Haven’t they heard of Corona?

  73. johanna

    Leigh Lowe
    #3391590, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Pell will not only be walking around as free as a bird* in the near future …

    Sadly, Pell will never be allowed to walk around “free as a bird” in this country again, irrespective of the High Court decision.
    Everywhere he goes there will be someone wanting to take a pot-shot at him.
    And, if he is in Victoria, that fat blue line will be too busy arresting recreational fishermen to deal with an assault on George.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    I think it was JC upthread that mentioned the unplanned freefall of Carnival Cruise Lines from $72.00 into $8.00.

    To state the bleeding obvious, this is one of the funniest things I had ever read.

    By November this year, I should – for five pineapples or so – be able to go on a nine month first class triple globe circumnavigation cruise, all in first class on a ship the size of four aircraft carriers. On my own, aside from the coterie of minimum 9s to cater for any whimsy I think necessary.

    With a rogue 7.5 in the mix as a comparison point so I don’t get complacent.

    And a series of smaller cruise ships full of shambling geriatrics shadowing me for target practice, should I choose to make use of the miniguns and quick-firing 105mm howitzers bolted to the deck.

    The quarantine at the end will cost more than the cruise.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    areff

    #3391599, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Leigh: You nailed it — they’re anxious at the ABC about Milligan getting a thumping, either directly or indirectly, via the High Court.

    If it happens it will be a glancing blow.
    There is unlikely to be a “suffer in ya jocks” moment.
    There may be reference to the “conundrum of maintaining an open and free press, whilst preserving the over-arching imperative of affording an accused the presumption of innocence and ensuring that an objective, untainted jury can be empanelled.”

  76. johanna

    Some sort of reminder about the wonders of MicroSatan stopped my comment about IT.

    I’m not a Catholic, not a believer.

    What has happened to the Cardinal is disgraceful.

  77. Mark A

    I probably shouldn’t have driven home from the pub last night…
    Especially as I walked there in the first place.

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes I mentioned first class twice in the same sentence.

    Premature duplication.

  79. egg_

    Mitch M.
    #3391602, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Good stuff!
    Very unPC!

  80. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 10:53 pm:

    ” ….
    What this tells us is that there are no adults at the ABC who can call “enough” on the obsession.

    Every commercial organisations I have worked for has had checks and balances when individuals or groups go rogue.
    Sometimes it takes time, but it does eventually happen, mainly because they are burning resources or damaging reputation by running a crusade.

    The ABC has no such internal counter-balance.”

    That’s all very good Leigh Lowe, but how can a hired corporate executioner appoint 4,650 otherwise unemployables to Special Projects?

    That’s four thousand, six hundred and fifty ABC employees, yes.

  81. Bruce in WA

    Steve Trickler … love the White Nights clip … Thank you.

    Baryshnikov was, reportedly, a chain smoker. How he managed to do what he did while smoking is just amazing.

  82. rickw

    emails confirm … NSW Health officials declined to board the ship and gave it the all-clear despite being told about passengers with flu symptoms.

    If only the passengers had been sitting by themselves in the middle of a park reading a book…

  83. Bruce in WA

    Save the children ad on at the moment. Apparently 15,000 children die every day, needlessly. Haven’t they heard of Corona?

    Snap! My first (unChristian, I admit) thought too. Perspective.

  84. Bruce in WA

    If only the passengers had been sitting by themselves in the middle of a park reading a book…

    Or breastfeeding their baby …

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Just watched one of those Aussie true crime shows.
    Very sad.
    Rape and murder of a schoolkid by a bloke and his missus.
    Gave me one eye-roll moment.
    The actor playing the murderer looked standard white-bread Caucasian Aussie.
    Did a double-take when an actual photo of the crim came up late in the show.
    Looked like an amalgam of Jimmy Blacksmith and Lionel Rose.

  86. Lilliana

    I appreciate peoples views on Clive Hamilton however “Silent Invasion” is an excellent book and hopefully “Hidden Hand” will be just as informative.

    Maybe the guy has had an epiphany – who knows people change. My view is that we need more people who are willing to expose China’s ruthless path to global domination. Every bit helps.

  87. egg_

    Mitch M.
    #3391602, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Females manipulate such situations naturally – any chick invited into such a scenario would know exactly what was going on!

  88. Snoopy

    The emails dispute that version. “Please be aware, we have collected viral swabs for a few cases of ‘febrile, Influenza test negative’ individuals, and have kept the guests isolated,” an email from the Ruby Princess doctor to NSW Health said.

    So the Ruby Princess’ doctor advised that they have guests with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for the flu? How much of a heads-up did the authorities need?

  89. Sound and light show with a thunderstorm passing through. Very impressive. How much rain your way Farmer Gez?

  90. Mitch M.

    egg_
    #3391648, posted on April 3, 2020 at 11:15 pm
    Mitch M.
    #3391602, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Females manipulate such situations naturally – any chick invited into such a scenario would know exactly what was going on!

    True. Watch the facial expressions during the performance. This wasn’t some off the cuff cut the actors put a lot of time into getting it right. If you haven’t seen It’s Always Sunny give it a go. The plots are often outrageous and the characters are oddball to say the least. Now in its 15th season.

  91. EvilElvis

    Snap! My first (unChristian, I admit) thought too. Perspective.

    You’re not on Sex Before Sleep world movies are you, Bruce?

  92. Mark A

    And now a magic act, I will put you all to sleep with my lame pics.

  93. johanna

    Lookng for a clip – I love King Crimson’s Starless. Anyway, life is life:

  94. Old School Conservative

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3391541, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    By the time this thing is over, I will be better equipped than my local gym

    a) Phrasing
    b) Gym equipment is getting difficult to buy.

  95. Mark A

    Old School Conservative
    #3391665, posted on April 3, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3391541, posted on April 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    By the time this thing is over, I will be better equipped than my local gym

    a) Phrasing
    b) Gym equipment is getting difficult to buy.

    Just wait after it’s over, you’ll pick it up off the nature strip for naught.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Just wait after it’s over, you’ll pick it up off the nature strip for naught.

    Still in it’s wrapping.
    Some might get returned for credit.
    20 litres of tinted paint to do the whole house in two coats of Dulux Duck Egg Blue is another matter.

  97. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Mark, that second-last lame pic looks very painful.. M

  98. egg_

    Mitch M.
    #3391656, posted on April 3, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Will do – looked intriguing.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    Can I just mention at this point that the next pollie or doctorflog at a presser who mentions the word ‘journey’ will prompt me to vomit with rage.

    It’s a shit turn of phrase that had a half-life of about ten minutes two years ago, but the ponytailed PR hacks keep churning it out. And the talking heads somehow still believe it to be ‘on message’, and that it has ‘cut-through’.

    The only journey I want to hear about is Don’t Stop Believing.

  100. Steve trickler

    Bruce in WA. 👍

    There is a lot of this going on.



  101. feelthebern

    This “national cabinet” should be called what it really is.
    The politburo.

  102. EvilElvis

    I’m with you, KD.

    “We’re all in this together”.

    “Times are tough”.

    “We’re on this journey together”.

    Enough bullshit there for a frigging AFL coaches presser on a Friday night!

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lookng for a clip – I love King Crimson’s Starless. Anyway, life is life:

    I’m remembering a version of that song, sung at a social function, in the West Australian Wheatbelt, naming several local dignitaries, forty years ago, and the blood feuds that subsequently erupted….it seemed that the Shire President’s secretary did have to leave town…

  104. EvilElvis

    “We need to deal with this crisis in a sustainable fashion for the good of the club, hrrmph, er, um, country. Yes, country…”.

  105. Bruce in WA

    You’re not on Sex Before Sleep world movies are you, Bruce?

    No … but tell me more! 🙂

  106. Leigh Lowe

    “We’re on this journey together”.

    Enough bullshit there for a frigging AFL coaches presser on a Friday night!

    Speaking of which, apparently a few AFL assistant coaches might be going on a journey … one way.
    Trooble at mill.
    Big money clubs don’t want to shovel more cash at “expansion” clubs.
    Small money traditional Melbourne clubs shitty that they get “AFL loans”, whilst expansion clubs (GWS, Gold Coast, Brisbane) get “AFL grants”.
    Expansion clubs reckon they are the cream because they provide the “ninth broadcast match each week” therefore they generate 1/ninth of TV revenue (which is zero right now). Just forget that no-one watches their games anyway.
    Popcorn time.

  107. The corona thing still doesn’t add up.

    I think I am missing a key piece of information.

    Or all of the west’s leaders are more idiotic than I thought.

  108. feelthebern

    How come ScoMo hasn’t recut this song to support the war effort?
    Self isolate baby.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    41 seconds, bern. That’s how long that lasted.

    I was just looking at the pimply kiddies bump-bah-bump-bah-bump their way through the intro, and then I visualised that disaster overlaid onto the final scene of the Sopranos.

    Click.

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeeeeaaaahahahahaaaa. NOW we’re talking.

    Too the extreme I rock a mike like a vandal/
    Light up the stage and wax a chump like a candle/
    Dance

  111. EvilElvis

    Back in the good old days, when SBS was ethnic in the daytime and soft euro porn at night, I worked with a guy who always got excited referring to it as Sex Before Sleep. Top man, completely fried.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3391673, posted on April 3, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Can I just mention at this point that the next pollie or doctorflog at a presser who mentions the word ‘journey’ will prompt me to vomit with rage.

    Mrs L had a major health-type scare a few years back.
    No, there was no bat innards involved.
    A particular “health professionals” (nurse)* started quacking on about “the journey”.
    A very hittable head, but one restrains oneself during these journey moments.
    .
    * notice how doctors call themselves “doctors” and surgeons call themselves “surgeons”.
    When someone refers to themself as a “health professional”, they are a nurse or ambo at best, and probably a dentist’s receptionist.

  113. Mitch at 9.01
    I am speaking of contempt of the High Court, and the Pell proceedings are in foot before this court.

    The main thrust was to speculate about how the High Court’s order (supposing that they don’t reject the appeal) might be influenced by the Revelation program. It might – and that is an emphatic might-induce the court to acquit him rather than order retrial.

  114. Can I just mention at this point that the next pollie or doctorflog at a presser who mentions the word ‘journey’ will prompt me to vomit with rage.

    Knuckle Dragger, Gillon McLachlan said it no less than 6 times before round one of the AFL season.
    #weareinthistogether

  115. Mitch M.

    Rafiki
    #3391694, posted on April 4, 2020 at 12:12 am
    Mitch at 9.01
    I am speaking of contempt of the High Court, and the Pell proceedings are in foot before this court.

    The main thrust was to speculate about how the High Court’s order (supposing that they don’t reject the appeal) might be influenced by the Revelation program. It might – and that is an emphatic might-induce the court to acquit him rather than order retrial.

    Noted.

    I think a retrial is out of the question. The publicity now and the recent ABC programs make it too easy to argue for dismissal on the ground no jury can be impartial. So perversely the ABC has possibly done Pell a favour?

  116. EvilElvis

    Leigh Lowe
    #3391685, posted on April 4, 2020 at 12:02 am

    It’s a miracle how the fuckwits pollies and bureacrats with no skin in the game and safe renumeration can’t prioritise shit for the sake of the country, yet a lot of hanger on organisations (AFL, NRL, etc) are working out pretty quick what’s required when the money sack is drained.

  117. Bruce in WA

    Back in the good old days, when SBS was ethnic in the daytime and soft euro porn at night, I worked with a guy who always got excited referring to it as Sex Before Sleep. Top man, completely fried.

    Luv it. We used to call SBS “Sex, Boobs and Sodomy”.

  118. feelthebern

    Another ScoMo track.
    I’ve got 99 problems but corona aint one.

  119. Old School Conservative

    Or “Soccer, Boobs and Sex”.

  120. Mitch

    Yes, that is the point I was trying to make. The court might refer to the ABC program, but would be more likely to refer to the enormous amount of publicity post trial.

    A case that is somewhat analogous is the way the NSW CCA disposed of the Anderson (Hilton Bombing) case. Due to the way the DPP (per Tedeschi QC) ran the case, the court acquitted him.

  121. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From feelthebern at 12:23 am:

    “Another ScoMo track.
    I’ve got 99 problems but corona aint one.”

    African africans prancing about with Parkinsons disease talking gibberish. They could revert to getting about on all fours at any moment. No wonder the streets in so many cities in the US are like a sewer.

  122. bespoke

    Ellie
    #3391459, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:16 pm
    Wish life was as great as bespoke says it is.

    Life is always good but only sometimes great see johanna’s perspective.

    johanna
    #3391508, posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:41 pm
    My plight is nothing like that of many thousands of people, losing their businesses and homes, all because less than 50 people have died of a bug.

    Just read some hear who are doing there best to keep there employees, the ones who had to close shop and many more displaying remarkable stoicism for what they have gone though over the years. Look to them as what you’ll like to be even if you fail some times like me.

    Evan though my youngest is in the first link in health care and my wife who recently lost her job for being sick for so long is now dedicating even more time to helping victims of crime. I’m not talking about you but I’m getting sick of hearing tin eared claims of being on the “frontline” “we are at war/ in it together” when they are clearly are not. Your job like mine as a husband and dad is to support those are doing the heavy lifting without fanfare or medals. This is how it should because if it was it would detract from the ones that are really doing it tuff. But I’m not saying the occasional venting of frustration just remember why.

  123. Arky:

    Why do I have to do all the thinking for the whole country?

    Because you have a brain as big as a planet?

  124. Arky:

    Due to the fact that we were oblivious while chinese overseas students smurfed all the required PPE that our hospitals need to adequately protect our doctors and nurses, I feel we may be screwed.

    WE were not oblivious, Arky.
    Within a couple of days we saw the pattern of plunder.
    It took the people whose jobs were to recognise this pattern and who had a plan to deal with these predatory actions, two months to actually rouse themselves to action.
    All the way up the line, from supermarket managers/hospital suppliers, up to State and Federal Ministers, none of them did their fucking jobs, or were even prepared with a realistic plan on what to do.
    This is incompetence on a huge scale, and what is happening now is what has happened in every bushfire, epidemic, war, or drought/flood.
    None of these disasters are insurmountable, but the lethargy of the responsible parties appears to be.
    Hundreds of millions of manhours have gone into fighting these problems as they arise, but no effective mitigation is planned and funded before the organisation has been white anted by special interests.
    I’m just over it – let it burn – maybe something will arise from the debris. Maybe not.

  125. Ellie:

    I can’t be the only one.

    No, Ellie.
    You aren’t the only one.

  126. Porcelaine Monkey:

    Looks like they are doing a decent restoration.

    They do a great job.
    My favourite was the Dornier Do 335. Apparently they got some of the original workers and designers over from Germany to assist in the restoration.

  127. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Expansion clubs reckon they are the cream because they provide the “ninth broadcast match each week” therefore they generate 1/ninth of TV revenue

    Leigh, this is one of a number of reasons why I can’t watch footy really anymore. It goes back decades to when the Swans went to Sydney and ended up getting every Sunday home game, (in the days when no other team played on that day) and hence the TV coverage.

    While it did enable more televised matches and helped Swans receive name recognition in the new home, it’s morphed into a deliberate contrivance that sees anyone living outside Victoria only getting “their home team” on the tveeve.

    Week after week it’s GWS here, while up North originally it was the Bears/Lions and now the Suns, but whether the matches will be worth watching or not is another thing. I know that, with more tv coverage, the old Match of the Day is gone, but some of this sh1t we’re forced watch because of this policy is worse than excruciating.

    If those teams are responsible for any tv revenue then it can only be from false accounting.

  128. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Where is everyone? Usually, it takes me a fair amount of time to read to the bottom of the thread! Are you all alright????

    Posting this to get you answering…

    https://youtu.be/XKElk9zTB04

  129. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Meant to say, Good morning, Winston!

  130. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Must be a new fred somewhere…

  131. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Winston, if your still here, new thread.

  132. BBS:

    Winston, if your still here, new thread.

    Yeah, that’d be frigging right.

  133. bespoke

    LOL! and people say I’m slow

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