Wednesday Forum: April 22, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    areff

    #3423955, posted on April 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    3AW… wait until the post audio. Steam coming out of his ears

    Ah.
    On Tom Elliot.
    Any of the others would have shut him down.

  2. thefrollickingmole

    WHO to be given ‘weapons inspector powers’

    Hans Brix??

  3. NoFixedAddress

    Coronavirus Australia Live Updates: Scott Morrison to push for WHO to be given ‘weapons inspector powers’

    Well that’s the end of coal fired electricity in Australia.

    It’s bad for the World’s Health to burn coal.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s one of those with a tuft on its head and they make a whistling noise when they fly.

    Yup, a crested pigeon like the one in the photo. She’s the female, very friendly.
    She landed in front of me when I went outside, so I got the camera.
    The white things are camellia petals and bread crumbs.
    Crested pigeons are tough critters.
    I’ve seen one knock a magpie arse over tit with a wing buffet.

  5. Neil

    Perhaps we should have gone for these submarines. I wonder how much influence Turnbull had to purchase French rather than Japanese submarines?

    NEW SORYU SUBMARINES ARE THE FIRST TO HAVE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES MAKING THEM DEADLY SILENT !

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Crested pigeons are tough critters.

    They are OK if you marinate them overnight in soy and lemon juice.

  7. Mark Scott just announced that the Turd’s dunny wall scribblings will join Pascoe’s fantasia as compulsory texts across all curricula.

  8. NoFixedAddress

    Coronavirus Australia Live Updates: Scott Morrison to push for WHO to be given ‘weapons inspector powers’

    Well that’s the end of coal fired electricity in Australia.

    It’s bad for the World’s Health to burn coal.

    ans besides in a permanent lockdown you don’t need electricity.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Bubbles

    #3423966, posted on April 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Mark Scott just announced that the Turd’s dunny wall scribblings will join Pascoe’s fantasia as compulsory texts across all curricula.

    You jest, surely?

  10. Top Ender

    Best Weapons Inspector of all time was the loon who became Governor of Tasmania.

    He only lasted about three months.

    Forget his name but there was a brilliant satire of him done in the Oz, where he was likened to Macbeth.

  11. dopey

    Looking forward to going fishing again. The fish I didn’t catch last time will be a lot bigger when I don’t catch them next time.

  12. Just fiddling around at the Kindle store. They had Waffler’s waffle listed as ‘best seller’. FMD, unbelievable.
    How many copies did ABC purchase one asks?

  13. MemoryFault

    Bruce,
    The bird has just had a shit and a pee.
    Is that a good sign?

  14. bespoke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3423965, posted on April 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm
    Crested pigeons are tough critters.

    They are OK if you marinate them overnight in soy and lemon juice.

    I be you eat brussels sprouts to, sick!

  15. Australia to start strategic fuel reserve
    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    Wow!
    That’s very strategic.
    Storing it 15000 kms away on the other side of the Pacific in a country that has an isolationist idiot in the White House.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #3423970, posted on April 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Best Weapons Inspector of all time was the loon who became Governor of Tasmania.

    He only lasted about three months.

    Forget his name but there was a brilliant satire of him done in the Oz, where he was likened to Macbeth.

    Yeah.
    Can visualise him but name escapes me.
    Arrogant turd.
    Apparently he behaved like a feudal lord and had to go in a hurry due impending compo claims.

  17. Yep, jest, but anything is possible sadly.
    Morrison fellating the WHO is no more outrageous or treasonous. PM&C must be nuked immediately if we are to survive.

  18. MemoryFault

    ans besides in a permanent lockdown you don’t need electricity.

    Hi NFA.
    Got your email thanks. Just waiting on a couple of others then I will respond to everyone.

  19. NoFixedAddress

    DICK Butler for Tasmania

  20. Mater

    Right.
    Australian entertainers (Jimmy Barnes, Ben a Lee, The Wiggles, etc) are holding an online concert on ANZAC Day dedicated to…frontline workers!

    Pick another day.

  21. NoFixedAddress

    No problem MemoryFault

  22. Infidel Tiger King

    Right.
    Australian entertainers (Jimmy Barnes, Ben a Lee, The Wiggles, etc) are holding an online concert on ANZAC Day dedicated to…frontline workers!

    They’ve never done less.

    The only people deserving praise right now are the shelf stackers and delivery drivers.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    Crested pigeons, and others in that species, emit a ping from their wings on take off. The faster the lift the more strident the ping. It is believed to be a warning to others, and even non-species specific, of danger lurking. All to do with airflow over the wing tips and physics, something in which I am poorly versed.

  24. Ed Case

    Can’t see any point to the Jobkeeper payment.
    PAYE Tax will be taken out at $192/fortnite, leaving $1308, whereas the Dole pays $1264/fortnite and you can set your watch to it.
    You’re only $46/fortnite worse off and you can spend all day soaking up the rays in the backyard.

  25. Best Weapons Inspector of all time was the loon who became Governor of Tasmania.

    You’re talking about Richard Butler.

    He actually opposed the invasion of Iraq, and said publicly that Downer and Howard should resign.
    That was the kind stuff that got him unpopular, despite the fact that history proved he was correct about Iraq.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Yes Butler.
    Pulled a salary of $370k (higher than the GG).
    Spent most of his ten month tenure on holidays or berating staff.
    Copped a $650k payout when pushed in 2004.
    So, nearly $1 meg for ten months of nothing.
    Not insignificant in Tassie 15 years ago.
    A smarter premier would have said “Pull your head in or you’re gone. Any bullying claims will be paid by you personally.”
    Even instal an observer at Gummint House.
    An ego like Butler’s would have stormed out without a payday.

  27. Nick

    Pick another day.

    But they wouldn’t be seen as being relevant.

  28. JC

    thefrollickingmole
    #3423959, posted on April 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    WHO to be given ‘weapons inspector powers’

    Hans Brix??

    Love that scene. Rones’ alter ego even makes an appearance.

  29. Hay Stockardu

    Channel 7. should be done for false advertising. Had to watch their news for hot news on Anzac Day. No change. Thunderxunts.

  30. twostix

    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    Australia has dozens of empty mines.

    We should fill a few up to the brim with crude oil at this price.

  31. Oh come on

    Sky News talking heads are being whiny bitches over Trumble’s book. No one cares.

  32. bespoke

    Trump wishing the little tyke well.

    Good troll, Good troll

  33. Entropy

    Johno
    #3423893, posted on April 22, 2020 at 3:34 pm
    So, browsing through the news.com website today I came upon an interview with Demi Moore. She is explaining why her marriage to Bruce Willis ended.

    She wrote: “Bruce and I were trapped in our dance. He felt locked out by my self-reliance which hurt him in ways he couldn’t face and fed his ambivalence about our marriage.”

    Translation: John McLane didn’t like me rooting Harvey Weinstein and anyone else considering me for a part.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    Australia has dozens of empty mines. We should fill a few up to the brim with crude oil at this price.

    Aren’t we already penalised for the disposal of our sump oil? That used to go into a hole in the ground. Any bulk oil in a hole, would inevitably find its way to The Little Reef that Could, the Artesian Basin, all the Nation’s ground water and lubricate the tectonic plates with disastrous consequences,

  35. thefrollickingmole

    that has an isolationist idiot in the White House.

    Numberwang is now in favor of American adventurism in the Indochinese regions?
    Broken and mewling Trump has made you.

  36. Atoms for Peace

    I want to put Waffleworth and Kevni in a particle accelerator and get them up to an appreciable C velocity head on. The particle anal ysis would be epic.

  37. John Brumble

    Entropy and Johno:
    Many, many….. many (yeah sure let’s leave it at that) moons ago, I went out with a young actress. NIDA stuff. Pretty good, actually. She swore to me black and blue that it wasn’t fair that I wouldn’t keep going out with her if she wanted to go and have a part in the play that involved the sort of activity I felt wasn’t really consistent with monogamy. Because, apparently, it didn’t mean anything.
    This was of course the same girl that regularly met me in tears after a drama class where someone, in character, had been mean to her character. Apparently that did mean something.

  38. Atoms for Peace

    Numberwang all over strategic chess board. Stick to cuisinaire blocks.

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    I want to put Waffleworth and Kevni in a particle accelerator and get them up to an appreciable C velocity head on. The particle anal ysis would be epic.

    From whom, would come the alpha and the beta particles?

  40. mh

    Australia wants the World Health Organisation to have the powers of an international “weapons inspector” to enter countries without permission to assess their response to any future health crises.

    It is understood Scott Morrison has flagged the need for the international agency to have a more robust mandate to trace the source of disease outbreaks with other world leaders as Australia seeks to gather a coalition of like-minded countries to back the idea.

    I hope Trump understands now that Morrison has no idea.

  41. stevem

    Pick another day.

    But they wouldn’t be seen as being relevant.

    Too afraid distancing restrictions might be lifted before they get to display how caring they are.

  42. Free Radical

    Looking forward to going fishing again. The fish I didn’t catch last time will be a lot bigger when I don’t catch them next time.

    Fishing (recreational) is allowed under the NSW Coronavirus rules. The fish must know this, as they are still few and far between.

  43. Boambee John

    Forget his name but there was a brilliant satire of him done in the Oz, where he was likened to Macbeth.

    Richard Butler?

  44. Sean

    That strategic reserve for ScoMo is gonna be real handy in offsetting $130 billion in debt …

  45. thefrollickingmole

    Moist/Turgid rewriting things in hindsight to try and appear wise?
    By removing all previous context and issues?

    Nah, no-one would fall for that…
    Even Wiki shows you up.

    While at UNSCOM Butler frequently argued that Saddam had undisclosed weapons of mass destruction. In a 1999 speech he said:

    … following Iraq’s expulsion from Kuwait, it became clear that the Saddam Hussein government had created a range and quality of weapons of mass destruction that was truly alarming. Iraq had also acquired a very considerable long-range missile force to deliver those weapons. There was also concern about Iraq’s nuclear weapons program, which through the International Atomic Energy Agency, we now know was advanced. It was for these reasons that the Security Council imposed very heavy, very strict requirements upon Iraq for the destruction, removal or rendering harmless of those weapons, and all of that to be done under international supervision.

    He also accused Iraq of actively concealing its weapons and obstructing UNSCOM’s work:

    Iraq never kept its side of the bargain by: not making honest disclosure statements of its prohibited weapons and weapons capability; unilaterally destroying weapons in order to ensure that the Commission would never know the full nature and scope of what it had held and this, under circumstances where the law required that all destruction be conducted under international supervision; and, through the pursuit of an active policy and practice of concealing weapons and proscribed components from the Commission.

    In a 1999 interview he said:

    I like to refer to the existence of the “anti-UNSCOM industry.” They have an enormous bureaucracy, established for the purpose of defeating UNSCOM, run by a high government committee, with a government ministry, called the National Monitoring Directorate. I mean, Tariq Aziz directs this. And there’s no question that for every person we would put into the field, they would have ten. I mean, I wonder whether it’s not the second largest industry in Iraq, after the oil industry. I mean, it’s a very big show. They have been extremely active in seeking to defeat our work. That’s been a big problem for us.


    During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Butler, despite his earlier criticism of Saddam Hussein, opposed the US-led invasion and Australian participation in it. In July 2003 he called for the resignations of Prime Minister John Howard and Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who he said had misled the Australian people over the war.

    So was he correct about Iraq before or later on, or in some moist/turgid inbetween state.
    Schrodingers wrongness.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    T.F.M beat me too it, but is this also the Richard Butler – a staunch Labor man and staunch Republican – who drew a cool $370,000 a year as Governor of Tasmania?

  47. miltonf

    Australia wants the World Health Organisation to have the powers of an international “weapons inspector” to enter countries without permission to assess their response to any future health crises.

    It is understood Scott Morrison has flagged the need for the international agency to have a more robust mandate to trace the source of disease outbreaks with other world leaders as Australia seeks to gather a coalition of like-minded countries to back the idea.

    Oh Lord- that’s up there with Dolly Downer signing us up the the ICC. I can imagine some pubic servant with a BA from the ANU dreaming this sort of treasonous poison up. All on the taxpayer’s dime.

  48. Fucking outrageous.
    LS, don’t make me post the Hugo Boss SS advertorial again?
    They looked exactly like a villainous mob.
    Perfect
    Democracy doesn’t work.
    Nowadays.
    Low trust equals MadMax.
    Eventually.
    “Someone”,but nothing to do with Rothschild’/lizard overlords or EyesWideShut is directing the theatre?
    It’s all random, isn’t it?
    Lol
    Shout out to my girlr, Anne, for the Qanon updates.
    My take is Q is the god Emperor himself,yo!
    Or a deplorable very close to his plan.
    It’s defo a psy-op.
    But who’s?
    Dayum

  49. Bruce of Newcastle

    The bird has just had a shit and a pee.
    Is that a good sign?

    Birds don’t pee.
    So that would be a no.
    Boofhead may get nearly fresh pigeon soon.

  50. cohenite

    thefrollickingmole
    #3424018, posted on April 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Well done, the troll is wrong again, number 7156. There’s something sick about the troll to be continually, badly, deplorably wrong all the time and to still persist in pontificating as though nothing has happened. It’s a special sort of sickness. I just don’t understand why it has to be perpetually manifested here.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    A potted history of Richard “Man ‘o the People” Butler’s short tenure as Tassie Guv’ner.
    See if you can guess which Conservative news outlet it came from:-

    Here are some of the damning examples, which have leaked out:

    The Butlers took over Government House when they arrived in Tasmania, up to and including the space reserved for visiting dignitaries, including the Queen’s bedroom.
    The Butlers apparently had scant regard for the historic Government House, moving in their own Balinese furniture and dispensing with what they saw as stuffy rituals. Staff would go to set the table only to be told not to bother with “all that rigmarole”.Soon after their wedding, the couple left for a three-week honeymoon in Vietnam in October 2003, described by Bacon as “leave in advance”. Singapore Airlines staff alleged “appalling” behaviour by Butler at Sydney and Singapore airports when Butler “created a scene” after he was denied a request for an upgrade from a cheap fare to business class on his private honeymoon, because he was the Governor of Tasmania.Butler used his Australia Day speech to claim that social services were threatened, comment on global powers’ eavesdropping while he was UN chief weapons inspector, and attack the Bush Administration.In April, he reportedly told a businessman’s gathering in Hobart that the US administration of President George W. Bush was the most “highly nationalistic and self-centred government we have known”.Butler breached protocol requiring guests at Fredensborg Palace
    to wait for the entrance of Queen Margrethe, by tucking into his food early, after the wedding of Tasmanian-born Mary Donaldson to Crown Prince Frederik in May.Jennifer Butler was apparently heard to complain loudly that there was no business class on the relatively short Melbourne-to-Hobart flight on her way home from the Danish royal wedding. After returning from Europe, Butler was said to have followed his wife into the fitting room of Hobart’s only specialist lingerie retailer creating a steamy scene, however, the rumour has been denied by staff at the shop. Mourners at former Premier Jim Bacon’s funeral in June were surprised to be asked to stand for the entrance of Governor Butler.Despite previous vice-regal engagements, Butler took a two-week holiday in July. Butler wanted his wife to have a higher role, but Jennifer Butler was not formally a representative of the Crown and the powers and duties of the office state that Lieutenant-Governor, Justice Cox acts for the Governor in an official capacity when he is absent. There were claims that Jennifer Butler had wrongly used an honorary title of associate professor, and suggestions she had an irritating superiority complex.There was also evidence of a break-down in the professional relationship between the Butlers and their staff, including serious rows and allegations that the vice-regal couple threw temper tantrums and that their demands of household staff became unpredictable and excessive, causing three senior aides to quit.

  52. Roger

    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    That will be very handy should the US retreat from the western Pacific to Hawaii, allowing China to impose a blockade on our ports with impunity.

  53. Top Ender

    Here he is, courtesy of the Crikey website:

    A comprehensive guide to the pompous antics of former Tasmanian Governor Richard Butler and his wife Jennifer:

    Sir Guy Green and his wife had been the model of uncontroversial
    vice-regal tradition, but Richard Butler set a new record for scandal
    in the conservative haven of Tasmania with his pompous antics,
    disrespectful demeanour and blasé attitude.

    As Andrew Darby
    reported, “Tasmanian networks are small and close. A failure of
    protocol is noticed and quickly reported, just as it would be if a CWA
    branch was slighted by a local mayor. Stories of vice-regal slip-ups
    spread across the state.”

    The Australian’s Mike Steketee observed, “Being pompous and arrogant used to be an unwritten part of
    the job description of the Queen’s representative in Australia. Now it is grounds for resignation.”

    Adding that it was ironic that Butler, “a republican who did not want to play by the old stuffy rules, should come to grief in these circumstances.”

    Here are some of the damning examples, which have leaked out:

    The Butlers took over Government House when they arrived in
    Tasmania, up to and including the space reserved for visiting
    dignitaries, including the Queen’s bedroom.

    The Butlers apparently had scant regard for the historic
    Government House, moving in their own Balinese furniture and dispensing
    with what they saw as stuffy rituals. Staff would go to set the table
    only to be told not to bother with “all that rigmarole”.

    Soon after their wedding, the couple left for a three-week
    honeymoon in Vietnam in October 2003, described by Bacon as “leave in
    advance”.

    Singapore Airlines staff alleged “appalling” behaviour by Butler
    at Sydney and Singapore airports when Butler “created a scene” after he
    was denied a request for an upgrade from a cheap fare to business class
    on his private honeymoon, because he was the Governor of Tasmania.

    Butler used his Australia Day speech to claim that social
    services were threatened, comment on global powers’ eavesdropping while
    he was UN chief weapons inspector, and attack the Bush Administration.

    In April, he reportedly told a businessman’s gathering in Hobart
    that the US administration of President George W. Bush was the most
    “highly nationalistic and self-centred government we have known”.

    Butler breached protocol requiring guests at Fredensborg Palace
    to wait for the entrance of Queen Margrethe, by tucking into his food
    early, after the wedding of Tasmanian-born Mary Donaldson to Crown
    Prince Frederik in May.

    Jennifer Butler was apparently heard to complain loudly that
    there was no business class on the relatively short Melbourne-to-Hobart
    flight on her way home from the Danish royal wedding.

    After returning from Europe, Butler was said to have followed his
    wife into the fitting room of Hobart’s only specialist lingerie
    retailer creating a steamy scene, however, the rumour has been denied
    by staff at the shop.

    Mourners at former Premier Jim Bacon’s funeral in June were surprised to be asked to stand for the entrance of Governor Butler.

    Despite previous vice-regal engagements, Butler took a two-week holiday in July.
    Butler wanted his wife to have a higher role, but Jennifer Butler
    was not formally a representative of the Crown and the powers and
    duties of the office state that Lieutenant-Governor, Justice Cox acts
    for the Governor in an official capacity when he is absent.

    There were claims that Jennifer Butler had wrongly used an
    honorary title of associate professor, and suggestions she had an
    irritating superiority complex.

    There was also evidence of a break-down in the professional
    relationship between the Butlers and their staff, including serious
    rows and allegations that the vice-regal couple threw temper tantrums
    and that their demands of household staff became unpredictable and
    excessive, causing three senior aides to quit.

  54. And a group shout out to you, Macbeth.
    Fkn old bastard!
    Fighter
    AltRight

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    Australia has dozens of empty mines. We should fill a few up to the brim with crude oil at this price.

    Lake Burley Griffin.
    You know it makes sense.
    Strategically located!

  56. Arky

    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    ..
    Is this a joke?

  57. Top Ender

    Bugger Leigh, you beat me to it. Sorry I gave your question away….

  58. Leigh Lowe

    Ha ha.
    Snap TE.
    I was holding back the name of the (ahem) “right wing nut-job outlet”.

  59. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m getting really bloody cranky about the level of incompetence of the leadership of this nation.

  60. Leigh Lowe

    This takes the cake.

    Mourners at former Premier Jim Bacon’s funeral in June were surprised to be asked to stand for the entrance of Governor Butler.

  61. ScoMo, the globalist/”Clinton/Epstein” cartel stooge, has to go.
    Fool me 85 times…..
    The only right is now altRight.
    Welcome to the movement, brothers&sisters.
    Normies are the new kekistanis.
    The fire rises

  62. Atoms for Peace

    The CCP has changed it’s story about the Wuhan virus numerous times. It also has compliant/complicit media outlets gunning for them. Sure, let’s have an international version of an RC.

  63. Winston, did you even finish the law school boatrace?
    Ffs.
    Who do you like for DemNom??
    Michael isn’t in the race though, btw

  64. Nick

    in May.Jennifer Butler was apparently heard to complain loudly that there was no business class on the relatively short Melbourne-to-Hobart flight on her way home from the Danish royal wedding. After returning from Europe, Butler was said to have followed his wife into the fitting room of Hobart’s only specialist lingerie retailer creating a steamy scene, however, the rumour has been denied by staff at the shop. Mourners at former Premier Jim Bacon’s funeral in June were surprised to be asked to stand for the entrance of Governor Butler.

    Lol next you’ll tell me they post at the Cat.

  65. feelthebern

    So ScoMo is taking a punt on the price of oil.
    I can’t remember voting for that.

  66. shatterzzz

    Just found out Gladys has green-lighted the NRL re-start .. fired off this email to my local member .. probably, won’t do much good but makes me feel better …… grubs all!

    Very disappointed to hear that NSW gummint has signed off on an NRL re-start for 28th May .. as a 72 years OAP who luvs swimming and cannot because the pool(s) are closed on Gummint orders I find allowing thugby an exemption is beyond the pale!I’m cycling 30kms a day to keep myself pool-fit yet a sport that is only in it for the money will be back as if there are no restrictions long before I’ll be allowed back in the pool is, to me, just another example of sticking it to the vote-herd!
    It’s bad enough that the gummint accelerated the BAT FLU problem when it did someone a favour and opened the gang-plank to let a rellie off the RubyPrincess and now kow-towing to the money-grubbers at the NRL ..!
    Hopefully, One Nation will be the main beneficiary of this sort of favouritism ..
    Yours in Disgust …

  67. thefrollickingmole

    Butler is Hairy and i claim my $200!!

  68. candy

    It is understood Scott Morrison has flagged the need for the international agency to have a more robust mandate to trace the source of disease outbreaks with other world leaders as Australia seeks to gather a coalition of like-minded countries to back the idea.

    Could this be a job that PM Morrison is thinking of giving to Turnbull or Rudd? It just sounds like something they would love to do, with lots of media attention, really a plum job for the internationally minded ex-PM type chaps or ladies.

    Though I don’t see other countries going along with such outside interference easily, the legality and all, sovereign nations.

  69. Nick

    Ssssh. It’s parody 🙂

  70. I’m calling it early.
    The Nazis were the first psy-op
    Actually, the Bolshevik thing prolly negates that…
    Tequila

  71. MemoryFault

    Is this a joke?

    Sadly no, Arky. It’s not.
    Only in Australia could every day be a new Peak Stupid Day.

  72. mh

    So NRL is back up and running?

    Will it be on CH9?

  73. feelthebern

    Will it be on CH9?

    SBS.

  74. JC

    Russian GDP contracted about 60% in the past decade or so. They’re basically a mischievous, useless country whose only exports are, oil&gas, political mayhem and hookers. That’s pretty much all they have to offer.

    Typical arseholes that they are, a deep sea diving nuclear sub, they would use in case of war to cut cables, blew up under water 60 miles of the Norwegian coast. Did they bother to alert the nearest country there could be a nuke issue down their street? Nope. The economy is about the size of France or Italy and they still continue to hold hopes of being a great power. Putin really is a dick.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-deadly-losharik-submarine-fire-and-russias-secret-undersea-agenda/ar-BB12VBAD

    Read the piece. It’s interesting.

  75. Infidel Tiger King

    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    ..
    Is this a joke?

    Once the NBN is finished we are going to build another pipe.

  76. I’m defo getting my $20k ou5ta super, by hook or by crook…
    I’ve already taken a 20% bath on my upscale cruising budget!
    It’s all going on Trump2020, and the proceeds on the Monopoly in Sydney.
    And Flight Centre.
    The girls will still need to get to Dubai AC(AftrCovid)
    GunnerFinancial

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Shatterzzz – Fine day for treadlying here. The shared path, which is normally empty, was more like an obstacle course. But I did 20 k without collecting any dogs, mums, kids, skateboards or man-bun wearers!

  78. Infidel Tiger King

    NRL and AFL should both be restarting this weekend with crowds in attendance.

  79. mh

    Bern, I know you’re lying. It’s a contact sport.

  80. mh

    Brad Fittler suggested crowds should be allowed for State of Origin (proposed for after the season ends) but they need to isolate first. lol

  81. Free Radical

    Just found out Gladys has green-lighted the NRL re-start .. fired off this email to my local member .. probably, won’t do much good but makes me feel better ……

    Very disappointed to hear that NSW gummint has signed off on an NRL re-start for 28th May .. as a 72 years OAP who luvs swimming and cannot because the pool(s) are closed on Gummint orders I find allowing thugby an exemption is beyond the pale!

    NRL is rugby league. It should not be confused with thugby, which is rugby union.

  82. Des Deskperson

    ‘A potted history of Richard “Man ‘o the People” Butler’s short tenure as Tassie Guv’ner.’

    I knew Butler when we both worked in DFAT in the early eighties.

    Former husband of Susan Ryan, he had strong ALP links. He wasn’t liked or admired, but this may have been at least partly because he was an outsider who had not come up through the ‘diplo’ ranks – I think he started in the Atomic Energy Commission – but he also made unfortunate impression as arrogant and pushy. His career had supposedly reached a dead end when, all of a sudden, the Hawke government was elected and Butler became Australia’s Ambassador for Disarmament, a brand new position and a considerable boost in money and prestige.

    In this job, he was reported an expert and effective networker and schmoozer. Nothing in his subsequent career surprised me.

  83. JC, the Ivan’s don’t feel it though?
    They’re no nonsense peeps.
    If Adolph had fallen for a Russian girl, he’d never entertained ideas of Eastern lebensraum.

  84. feelthebern

    It’s a contact sport.

    SBS is demanding sodomy to be added to the game.
    Hence their interest.

  85. Infidel Tiger King

    Brad Fittler suggested crowds should be allowed for State of Origin (proposed for after the season ends) but they need to isolate first. lol

    Lock up everyone over 60, get the rest of the country open and humming.

    We’ve got a life to live. Those at the end of theirs can watch Matlock and A Country’s Practice reruns and wallow in the gloom of a lonely death brought on by statistical error.

  86. mh

    Tailgunner, I’ve just been advised my 10k has been approved. I didn’t think of putting it on Trump. I’ll consider it but won’t be doing it soon, need to let the corona issue play out longer. Keep it safe for the moment.

  87. Caveman

    The Queen ,she can wear any colour and look good.

  88. thefrollickingmole

    Those at the end of theirs can watch Matlock and A Country’s Practice reruns and wallow in the gloom of a lonely death brought on by statistical error.

    We could form our own NHS for the over 70’s, problem would sort itself out in no time…

    (shonky mob website, but better than linking to the “daily screenfreeze” popup factory.
    https://www.the-cma.org.uk/Articles/NHS-claimed-to-intentionally-kill-130000-elderly-patients-every-year-4668/
    The Daily Mail in the UK reported on the way that the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), an end-of-life care programme is being used in the NHS.

    The programme was designed to help improve what was termed as – the “quality of dying” – for terminally ill patients.

    Once a doctor – or a nurse – determines that a patient has days or hours left to live, they are allowed to give them a steady dose of morphine – or other painkillers – until they die.

    The report quotes a ‘prominent professor’ as describing this programme as a “back-door form of euthanasia” and claiming that it now “kills” around 130,000 patients every year.

    The accusation is that many healthcare practitioners aren’t properly assessing patients’ status and simply implementing the programme when they want – and it is felt – that this is being used to remove troublesome patients.

    The key critic of this policy, Professor Patrick Pullicino, says he has personally witnessed this programme being used to “deliberately kill patients that were not terminally ill”.

  89. What will make Trump go above 1.87?
    He’s handling the fakepandemic with aplomb.
    Joe being replaced at the last minute by saviour candidate……
    Easy $$$
    Pirat… GunnerFinancial

  90. mh, you know what you have to do.
    Just remember the verse.
    What would Winston do?

  91. Gunner:

    Winston, did you even finish the law school boatrace?
    Ffs.
    Who do you like for DemNom??
    Michael isn’t in the race though, btw

    Boatrace?
    Democratic Nominee? Probably Hillary – mind you, Michael will get me $25k, Hillary will get $12600.
    (IIRC) the betting became a bit complex as I covered positions.

  92. feelthebern

    GunnerFinancial

    Shut up & take my money.

  93. Nick

    Lol

    The US government is investigating whether the COVID-19 virus came from a government laboratory in Wuhan, China. The Chinese Communist Party denies the possibility. “There is no way this virus came from us,” claimed Yuan Zhiming over the weekend. Mr. Yuan is a top researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which studies some of the world’s deadliest pathogens. He is also secretary of the lab’s Communist Party committee. He accuses me of “deliberately trying to mislead people” for suggesting his laboratory as a possible origin for the pandemic.

  94. miltonf

    You do find it hard to believe that the demorats are serious in running dementia Joe. Why do they go with such unappealing candidates?

  95. JC

    Fuck he’s useless.

    Turnbull’s virus advice to Morrison

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.
    By GREG BROWN

    Yep, let’s tighten up with more taxes etc, just after the economy has gone over a cliff. No wonder Kerry Packer fucked him off.

  96. Arky

    Why do they go with such unappealing candidates?

    ..
    Because it’s based on patronage, not merit.

  97. I had my cheap CCP phone nicked from work before Christmas.
    I’m just realising that the biggest blow, the sexy selfies of the gold in the vault notwithstanding, I had the original, unadulterated B.Tarrant video on that fkn thing.
    Fme

  98. miltonf

    Kerry Packer had the right idea. John Howard didn’t.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    We’ve got a life to live. Those at the end of theirs can watch Matlock and A Country’s Practice …

    Comma alert.
    Are you being home-schooled Sonny-Jim?

  100. ) the betting became a bit complex as I covered positions.


    Yep. The longest horse race?
    Arma and his Book can’t cope.
    The bookies are vulnerable here.
    Hehe
    Profit

  101. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3424089, posted on April 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Fuck he’s useless.

    Turnbull’s virus advice to Morrison

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.

    Chris Bowen 2.0.
    How about a Harbourside Mansion tax xunt?

  102. mh

    Tailgunner, I guess the lockdown meant a halt to your fledgling YouTube journalist career.

  103. Top Ender

    More Naughty Butler stuff at Wiki.

    Where has he gone?

    Must a natural for ScoMo’s Weapons Inspector gig.

  104. You can cover your ass, no worries.
    It’s not even fair gambling.
    Lol, sucked in bookies!

  105. miltonf

    Why do they go with such unappealing candidates?

    ..
    Because it’s based on patronage, not merit.

    the demorats seem to be even more of a cess pit than our tired, clapped out, corrupted political parties. If it wasn’t for Trump I reckon the same would apply to the Republicans.

  106. Once the NBN is finished we are going to build another pipe.

    Well the internet is a series of tubes.

  107. Tim Neilson

    Just found out Gladys has green-lighted the NRL re-start

    Will the Hunchback allow the Storm to play home games?

    If he does he’ll surely have to lift restrictions on other sports.

    If he doesn’t he’ll surely look like even more of a clueless ponce than he already does.

  108. Infidel Tiger King

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.

    A very good idea for those aged 60 and above who have sabotaged the lives of the youth.

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

  109. Milton F:

    the demorats seem to be even more of a cess pit than our tired, clapped out, corrupted political parties. If it wasn’t for Trump I reckon the same would apply to the Republicans.

    It did apply to the Republicans, MF.
    Unfortunately, President Trump came along and saved their arses.
    The problem was the Republicans INO thought their egos were more important that the nation.
    L’état, c’est moi.

  110. Letting us draw down as much super as we like would have been the best policy.

    Income support without massive debt, investment in new ventures keeps on rolling, you slap the ACTU controlled finances around a bit and even boomers can get in on the action, cashing out, everyone is happy except the ALP and ACTU.

    Liquidity and solvency maintained without hare brained QE schemes or crowding out future private investment.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    The Morrison government has moved to capitalise on low oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic by establishing a national fuel reserve, to be stored in the US.

    ..
    Is this a joke?

    OK.
    Let’s model this one.
    Whiteboard and marking pens.
    Where would we put our strategic oil reserve?
    How about in the US?
    OK. Why are we having a strategic oil reserve anyway?
    Well, in case of a global crisis threatening oil supplies.
    Uh-huh. Let’s list possible global crises.
    Global warming.
    Yep.
    Racism.
    Good.
    And [email protected]!
    Great stuff. And … ?
    Transgender oppression.
    Excellent! Any more?
    The Chunky Navy gets aggro and blockades Pacific shipping lanes.
    Right. I hear what you say. Let’s park that one until after the break.

  112. Tim Neilson

    A very good idea for those aged 60 and above who have sabotaged the lives of the youth.

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

    Excellent idea by Mick Trumble. Here’s my proposal.

    People who sold out of tech co’s at a profit before the dot-com crash should be presumed to be insider traders unless they can prove conclusively that they weren’t.

    If they fail, they ought to be subject to a retrospective tax of 50% on their profits, plus compounding interest from the date of sale till today.

  113. Top Ender

    More Butlering, this time in the Age.

    This bloke has talent in spades.

    He could be more condescending than Rudd in aircraft, by the look of things.

    If Rudd hurled hair dryers, this bloke would hurl lunch.

    Turnbull knew how to live on the harbour – Richard Butler could live in palaces; sell the furniture, have all the staff resign, and still walk off with half a mill in severence.

  114. miltonf

    Winston I suppose Trump could either have started his own party or hijacked the Republican Party. Show’s not all hijackings are bad. I don’t know a huge amount about US political history but I know the Republicans have a more noble history than the demorats.

    Odd isn’t that the demorats are both the party of liberals (formerly progressives) and southern segregationists (and slavers?). Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd. Both total fuckwits.

  115. JC

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3424108, posted on April 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.

    A very good idea for those aged 60 and above who have sabotaged the lives of the youth.

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

    All I’ve done is pay freaking taxes since the first fucking paycheck and you want me to pay more? My 96 year old mother, living in a nursing home and barely alive… she is still paying “her fair share”.

    Dude, I don’t want a thing from the government and I still pay taxes.

  116. JC

    And I don’t have a super account.

  117. bespoke

    JC since some thief stroll my Bluetooth glasses idea will you invest in my new venture?

    Only need $600,000

  118. Roger

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.

    Heard Maladroit today on the wireless saying Morrison was untrustrowthy.

    Now he’s giving him gratuitous advice.

    Take up fishing and spend more time with the grandkids, Mal.

  119. Caveman

    I’m sure the Hunchback is running economic munchausen by proxy. Seriously how the fuk can you do this to an economy and not question the modelling. None of these pricks question any of the modelling…the computer says No.
    Hi I’m Dan and I’m here and your not.

  120. JC

    Morrison is from the marketing department, because no one could come up with the stupider idea.

    WHO ‘must be given weapons inspector powers’

    Scott Morrison will push for the World Health Organisation to be allowed to enter a country without invitation to trace the source of pandemic outbreaks.

    Look who backs it.

    Albanese backs probe powers for WHO

    Anthony Albanese has backed Scott Morrison’s proposal to give the World Health Organisation “weapon inspector”-style powers to go into countries uninvited and investigate pandemic outbreaks.

    No you imbeciles, it needs to be closed down immediately.

  121. JC

    bespoke
    #3424120, posted on April 22, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    JC since some thief stroll my Bluetooth glasses idea will you invest in my new venture?

    Only need $600,000

    NO!

  122. Steve trickler

    No harm in sussing this out.

  123. Snoopy

    More than a quarter of a million jobs could be lost in Victoria due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to “catastrophic” modelling from the Department of Treasury and Finance.

    Of course none of this is due to coronvirus. It’s the lunatic response.

  124. Graham

    I knew Butler when we both worked in DFAT in the early eighties.

    Des, I went to a meeting in the mid 80s when Richard Butler was Ambassador for Disarmament. Some people started referring to him as ‘Your Excellency’ – God knows why – and he was purring like a cat at that. He loved it.

    I can see why his stint as Governor of Tasmania was such a disaster.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Albanese backs probe powers for WHO

    Rub and tug and a finger up the khyber?

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

    Annual levy of 5% on all residential property valued at over $3m.
    What’s that Malcolm?
    Not so keen?

  127. Geriatric Mayfly

    Take up fishing and spend more time with the grandkids, Mal.

    Not a good idea. There was always a clear and present danger of tangling with Fraser, when on my Tasmanian beats. Would put the fish down for a week.

  128. Atoms for Peace

    Given the paucity of lubricants during the Wuhan Corona virus, a strategic oil reserve would be useful for the wankers in government and assorted star struck wankers. They will have the softest handshakes post lock down.

  129. Infidel Tiger King

    While West Australian students at private Catholic schools will be able to return to a physical classroom next week, only year 11 and 12s will get face-to-face lessons.

    All Catholic school students from kindergarten to year 10 will be taught via remote learning whether their parents choose to send them to school or keep them home.

    They’ve spent half a century touching kids up, now they are abusing them in a completely different way,

    Catholic Education should be ashamed.

    End the madness now.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Des, I went to a meeting in the mid 80s when Richard Butler was Ambassador for Disarmament. Some people started referring to him as ‘Your Excellency’ – God knows why – and he was purring like a cat at that. He loved it.

    I can see why his stint as Governor of Tasmania was such a disaster.

    And soft lefties are the fucking worst when it comes to Lord ‘o the Manor attitudes.
    Imagine a parallel universe.
    We vote for a Republic in 1998.
    We go for a directly elected President model.
    A fawning press pumps up Trumble’s tyres as the “urbane, intelligent centrist who would be perfick”.
    Trumble is elected Pres in 2001.
    He manufactures a constitutional crisis in 2003 over asylum seekers and rissoles the Lib government.

  131. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Julie Leask: (Data Analyst) More data on the virus needed!
    Quelle surprise.
    To make a decision?
    How much data do you need to make any decision?
    Probably a sh1te shopper, who comes home with a piece of crap not “fit for purpose” every time – after paralysis by analysis.
    /Academic

  132. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3424119, posted on April 22, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    And I don’t have a super account.

    To quote The Castle:-
    “What is it with w0gs and cash?”

  133. egg_

    More than a quarter of a million jobs could be lost in Victoria due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to “catastrophic” modelling from the Department of Treasury and Finance.

    Including the Hunchback’s?

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And soft lefties are the fucking worst when it comes to Lord ‘o the Manor attitudes.

    Kim Beazely as Governor of Western Australia?

  135. JC

    Des

    In this job, he was reported an expert and effective networker and schmoozer. Nothing in his subsequent career surprised me.

    I had a bad encounter with the arsehole in the mid 90s. We were at some Australia Day bash in NY (Wifey always wanted to go to that sort of crap to keep in the loop with fellow Australians). I went outside for a cig and at the time, outside meant in the lobby of the function room that had seats and ashtrays. I sat down and noticed two blokes in some state of intense discourse and one of them was constantly looking over suggestive of… Why are you here as we’re having a private conversation.

    I looked over and stared him back ( it was Butler) and asked him why was he looking over and if there was anything he wanted. He took that as a threat, because he could tell from my expression that if looked over one more time he would cop a beating. He backed down. The prick thought he owned the lobby of the function room.

  136. notafan

    IT

    Isn’t that the same at government schools in WA?

  137. JC

    To quote The Castle:-
    “What is it with w0gs and cash?”

    Dunno, because I’ve never had cash as I’ve only owned stocks for the past 20 years. Always hated cash. I have around three/four years supply now though and will keep it like that for living expenses. Cash as money in the bank.

  138. Tel

    Just found out Gladys has green-lighted the NRL re-start

    So perhaps she might tell the cops to stop intimidating ordinary citizens for no reason???

  139. Tel

    “What is it with w0gs and cash?”

    If you look at the advanced state of tax dodging in a country like Greece as coupled with the advanced state of state squander-monkey corruption … it’s an interesting arms race where both sides have reached the stage of no hold barred. I often wonder whether our country runs better, or even whether we should aspire to going down that path.

  140. Top Ender

    More Age on Butler:

    Their whirlwind 10-month reign made Tasmania a national story for all the wrong reasons. Many are still shaking their heads at the Butlers’ personal style and curious behaviour, stories of which continue to emerge. During a visit in June to a kelp processing plant on King Island, the Butlers reportedly staggered locals with what one witness called “very undignified behaviour”, including an outbreak of passion.

    According to a witness, the Butlers, standing on a raised platform above a kelp crusher, kissed passionately. “I looked at one of the Butlers’ official party and said ‘Jesus Christ’ and he said ‘I know’,” the witness said.

    According to the witness, the Butlers had asked a local shop to open for them. Once this wish was granted, the Butlers then perused the shop in their “trakky daks”. “It was astounding,” the witness said.

  141. Megan

    Of course none of this is due to coronvirus. It’s the lunatic response

    Shorter history of Covid19

  142. max

    So which honorary chair at which university did Richard Butler move on to ? ( in keeping with longstanding tribal practice).

  143. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Julie Leask: Videos of Americans in masks – but standing close together – objecting to Govt intrusion re lockdown – when there are some basic tenets… blah, blah, blah…

    Segues to tiktok videos of workers dancing at a separation – what’s the aerosol load when theyre breathing heavy 1.5 m apart?

  144. egg_

    Julie Leask – “Social Scientist” USYD

  145. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Scott Morrison will push for the World Health Organisation to be allowed to enter a country without invitation to trace the source of pandemic outbreaks.

    xi must be quaking in his boots…. not

  146. Herodotus

    It’s one of those with a tuft on its head and they make a whistling noise when they fly.
    That be one o’t pigeons we use to imitate when sprogs by throwing a spent .303 case spinning away in the air.
    Those were t’days.

  147. Herodotus

    Big pile-on against JA today in the Oz for saying she didn’t agree that we needed the app.
    It looks like there’s still a large number out there who think da virus is coming for them.

  148. egg_

    WHO to be given ‘weapons inspector powers’

    Probing Albo with a strapon?

  149. harrys on the boat

    My kids are in the catholic private system and we are fucking furious.

  150. max

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

    There’s a pandemic on. First wave, more to come.

    This is a real opportunity to rake it in.

    Death taxes now !

  151. calli

    Segues to tiktok videos of workers dancing at a separation – what’s the aerosol load when theyre breathing heavy 1.5 m apart?

    Just watched some pushy bird on Seven interviewing-by-pursuit the latest sporting ne’er do well. No socialist distancing there. Up close, mic in face.

    There is undeniable video evidence. The police will fine her, no? If not, why not?*

    * channelling Karen

  152. Herodotus

    Albanese backs probe powers for WHO
    Rub and tug and a finger up the khyber?

    I’ll pass on that.

  153. Robber Baron

    Probing Albo with a strapon?

    I understand the correct term is “pegging.”

  154. harrys on the boat

    4 cases Australia wide.

    The country bankrupted, millions of lives ruined.

  155. calli

    Hang on harry! That curve isn’t quite flattened!

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    Death taxes now !

    You can tax the crap out of me after I’m dead.
    Just make sure I don’t vote Labor.
    Or Green.

  157. Frank

    I always imagined the viral apocalypse would afford more opportunities for looting and other end times behaviour. It is all a bit of a disappointment really, there’s not even any roaming gangs to be had.

  158. Infidel Tiger King

    My kids are in the catholic private system and we are fucking furious.

    At least they still used to teach the Three R’s when molesting them.

  159. Tel

    Albanese backs probe powers for WHO
    Rub and tug and a finger up the khyber?
    I’ll pass on that.

    Come on Herodotus … it’s about health don’t you know.

  160. Snoopy

    That graffiti attack on the Chinese house in Melbourne?

    COVID-19
    CHINA DIE

    Then the following night rock though a window with video footage of a slightly built, athletic dark- haired person legging it over a fence.

    Very curious.

  161. egg_

    ABC TV Evening News
    CV-19 Outbreak in Singapore, cases surge past 10,000
    Workers Hostels being investigated.
    A clue to EU countries?

  162. Top Ender

    Aha! McButler McButler McButler is now:

    These days, Butler is a regular and incisive contributor to John Menadue’s “Pearls and Irritations” (https://johnmenadue.com/) but mostly supports his third wife, Dr Jennifer Gray, in her distinguished career with the United Nations. In that regard they have lived in Geneva, Istanbul, Bangkok and are now back in New York.

  163. harrys on the boat

    At least they still used to teach the Three R’s when molesting them.

    You were happy to turn a blind eye to a bit of molestation as you knew they were getting a decent education. All bets are off now, I’ve got Milligan investigating every one of the mother fuckers.

    Bringing a civil case against Pell too, that’ll show the xunts.

    PS don’t tell the school but I’m far more Glasgow Rangers than the fenian scum across town.

  164. egg_

    Then the following night rock though a window with video footage of a slightly built, athletic dark- haired person legging it over a fence.

    Not da Craw?

  165. Rockdoctor

    Serious question Cats. Am about to embark on buying shares, have waited till the dust has settled and think it’s either now or never. Am going to redraw off my home loan that I am some 15 odd years ahead in repayments. Atm I am paying around $32K p.a. off the mortgage and comfortably in 5 figures owing. Have looked at BHP, Qantas and some others similar. My job will last so I am not worried there and even with a mild redraw I can still afford to service my loan if I am on bare bones relying on Morrison’s handouts if even that goes south.

    How do I find a broker, will the local accountants that look after my Tax know or re there better options? Bank with Commbank how bout them as alternative?

    Any other suggestions for companies that are a good buy atm? What about utilities? How much is a good start on each company, is there a rough guide due to share price disparity? (i.e. QAN is about $3.5 & BHP is about $28).

    Suggested websites for novices looking at a start would be much appreciated too.

  166. Farmer Gez

    The trans Tasman competition is alive and unwell.
    At the moment Australia has two new cases for the day and the Kiwis have six.
    The kiwis are a few hours ahead and we could still to catch them.
    Bragging rights to ScoMo if Jacinda, a go hard go early devotee, loses out to a continent with five times its population.
    Dentures in a glass time for the Girly Guru.

  167. cohenite

    Tailgunner
    #3424083, posted on April 22, 2020 at 5:41 pm
    What will make Trump go above 1.87?

    Trump catches the chunk virus.

    BJ on Bolt at his country property. Looks very nice, crickets chirping, cows mooing, some kids cooing. BJ should be PM.

  168. Keith Forwheels

    Rockdoctor
    #3424201, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Careful, you may be a little early to the party.

  169. Snoopy

    COVID-19
    CHINA DIE

    Perfect for a China television news report.

  170. cohenite

    Serious question Cats. Am about to embark on buying shares,

    Follow head prefect’s advice; he’s an expert shorter and has a shiny arse.

  171. Farmer Gez

    egg_
    #3424197, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:16 pm
    ABC TV Evening News
    CV-19 Outbreak in Singapore, cases surge past 10,000
    Workers Hostels being investigated.
    A clue to EU countries?

    The dirty secret of the wealthy super citizens of Singapore.
    The Coolies are still there working for low wages and living in high rise hovels.
    China’s not the only place with a silent underclass.

  172. egg_

    The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’

    And we have Economics clowns commenting on posts saying 6 months lockdown is only a blip on the RADAR FFS.
    Who pays these clowns?
    Not worth feeding.

  173. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How do I find a broker, will the local accountants that look after my Tax know or re there better options?

    Where, in Australia do you live? We stuck a toe back in the water a few days ago.

  174. Mater

    Careful, you may be a little early to the party.

    I’m waiting until the six months ticks over.

  175. Top Ender

    Even the Guardian reported new shenanigans:

    The Sunday Tasmanian reported at the weekend that the couple had threatened to report a policeman to the deputy police commissioner for refusing them the keys to an unmarked squad car they wanted to drive to look at a house.

    Mr Butler is known for showing limited patience for the more tedious duties associated with the £150,000-a-year post. He upset players during a speech at a cricket dinner this year by replacing a list of the team’s achievements with a weary “et cetera, et cetera”.

    Enough I think.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

    He’s loud, he’s proud, he’s willing to take upgrades to First Class.

    He’ll re-decorate your home, from the cellar to the dome!

    He’s got experience in condescending to everyone.

    He’ll do it for a lazy million a year!

    Presenting, your new Corona Virus Weapons Inspector McButler McButler McButler McButler!

  176. Infidel Tiger King

    Private schools who fear they will lose students in droves as the country enters recession have asked Education Mister Dan Tehan for a taxpayer bailout to prevent mass job cuts.

    Independent school heads had a meeting with federal Education Minister Dan Tehan recently where they made the request. Catholic Education Melbourne is also believed to be pushing for emergency funding to minimise the financial effects of COVID-19.

    Absolutely and unequivocally NO.

  177. DrBeauGan

    How do I find a broker, will the local accountants that look after my Tax know or re there better options?

    Get the combank app for share trading. It’s very easy to use. You need to set up a separate trading account.

    When deciding what shares to buy, checkout the asx site for trading and look at the past dividends.

  178. calli

    I can’t stop thinking of Stan Butler from On the Buses. Curse you Catallaxy!

  179. Ed Case

    He’s loud, he’s proud, he’s willing to take upgrades to First Class.

    Bit of dyslexia here, at first glance saw ”He’s loud, he’s proud, he’s willing to take it up the [email protected]
    Apologies, Butler.

  180. WDYSIA

    Drew Pavlou UQ court case with Tony Morris QC acting on his behalf. Something about him being an anti CCP protester at UQ. Is there any substance in the story? Another case where universities are clamping down against free speech or a case of a swampy getting just desserts?

  181. harrys on the boat

    Independent school heads had a meeting with federal Education Minister Dan Tehan recently where they made the request. Catholic Education Melbourne is also believed to be pushing for emergency funding to minimise the financial effects of COVID-19.

    They’re all boomers worried about catching the disease so refusing to teach the kids.

  182. JC

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3424211, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    How do I find a broker, will the local accountants that look after my Tax know or re there better options?

    Where, in Australia do you live? We stuck a toe back in the water a few days ago.

    Lol. Ronery, Recall this drunken empty headed big noting?

    Leaving aside the issue of why you persist in raving on about “rones”, who ever he/she is, you may care to post your calculations, as opposed to a representative of a stockbroking firm my family has been dealing with for since 1948? Old money, J.C.

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How do I find a broker, will the local accountants that look after my Tax know or re there better options?

    Talk to your accountant about the taxation aspects of selling shares.

  184. C.L.

    Catholic Education Melbourne is also believed to be pushing for emergency funding to minimise the financial effects of COVID-19.

    Give them nothing.

  185. Anyone tried Bell for online trading?

    https://www.belldirect.com.au/smarter/

    I found it on one of the comparison sites. May be better then Commsec.

  186. JC

    Rones:

    What firm is there that still exists in its entirety that goes back before 1948 (and still have those old fashioned leather couches and shit)? Name one.

  187. Rockdoctor

    Cheers all. Thanks Dr Beaugan will look at the Commbank app. OK nextly I take I am being a little too early to jump? I notice the caution in some quarters.

  188. Crossie

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3424108, posted on April 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    Malcolm Turnbull has urged the PM to consider clamping down on property and super tax concessions amid the virus pandemic.

    A very good idea for those aged 60 and above who have sabotaged the lives of the youth.

    Wealth taxes are also necessary.

    Ooh, look what company you keep IT. You are getting to be as bitter as Malcolm.

  189. JC

    Nelson

    What are you looking for? If it’s cheap brokerage rates, Comsec or any bank you’re aligned with have platforms. if you’re looking for advice, then it’s another matter. Some of these dudes in Australia can charge up to 1% of assets. Bell, Comsec, ANZ.. the old gang is there, but I don’t think they’re great with research. You could also try Citigroup, as I think they’re not expensive and can offer a range of international investment services.

  190. feelthebern

    Geez that Trump ad showing Pelosi gobbing ice cream is devastating.
    It’s so viral even the platforms can’t control it.

  191. Infidel Tiger King

    Cheers all. Thanks Dr Beaugan will look at the Commbank app. OK nextly I take I am being a little too early to jump? I notice the caution in some quarters.

    Don’t be afraid to have a nibble. You don’t have to invest the whole lot the first day.

    Ask around for a decent financial planner. If they mention buying gold or bitcoin, walk out.

  192. Rockdoctor

    Cheers Nelson, Brave didn’t like Bell Direct but can access through Firefox.

  193. JC

    feelthebern
    #3424240, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Geez that Trump ad showing Pelosi gobbing ice cream is devastating.
    It’s so viral even the platforms can’t control it.

    He may have actually killed her without the old witch being dead… if you know what I mean.

    Also, where’s Biden?

    I’m putting a 30% chance Biden is not the demonrat contender in November

  194. feelthebern

    If they mention buying gold or bitcoin, walk out.

    I’d use Tail Gunner.
    He put me into Trump futures.
    & emu farms.

  195. egg_

    The rate of new coronavirus infections in Australia continues to fall but the country’s deputy chief medical officer says eliminating the virus is not a realistic option…
    He rejected the notion that Australia could “eliminate” the virus.

    We’re slowly reaching the conclusion that we just need to get on with it. Except we’ve had an incredibly destructive side trip.

    Only anticipated to cost $1 Trillion, Comrade!

  196. feelthebern

    I’m putting 100% chance of Biden not being the nom.

  197. JMH

    “At least three Victoria Police officers are dead after a truck crash in Melbourne’s inner east.

    The officers were killed when the truck collided with at least one — and probably two — police cars on the Eastern Freeway at 5.40pm.”

    The OZ – not linking.

    How the fuck can this happen! I’d like to know where and when the truck driver obtained his/her h/h licence!

    I wonder.

  198. JC

    feelthebern
    #3424246, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I’m putting 100% chance of Biden not being the nom.

    Really? Then who do think it will be?

  199. feelthebern

    I’m still short 100 COVID19 deaths in Oz by the end of April.
    First case presented in Jan.
    We’ve just ticked over 3 months.
    Name the other causes of death that have offed 74 punters in a 90 day period.

  200. feelthebern

    I reckon Hillary is coming.
    She has an illness.
    She wants to roll the dice for the third time.

  201. Infidel Tiger King

    I’m putting 100% chance of Biden not being the nom.

    100% incorrect.

    He is the Trojan Horse for Kamala.

    Once he’s elected, he will very quickly either step down or have the 25th Amendment used to get him out.

  202. Infidel Tiger King

    The Obamas will never allow Hillary to run again.

    She’s finished and it’s Barry’s Party now.

    This is all being set up for MO2024.

  203. feelthebern

    Die Hard on one of the Fox movie channels.
    At 8:30 Happy Gilmore is on another channel.
    Up against American Psycho.

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Three police killed in Melbourne truck crash

    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    Rachel Baxendale
    Victorian Political Reporter
    @rachelbaxendale
    22 minutes agoApril 22, 2020

    At least three Victoria Police officers are dead after a truck crash in Melbourne’s inner east.

    The officers were killed when the truck collided with at least one — and probably two — police cars on the Eastern Freeway at 5.40pm.

    It left behind a scene of utter carnage, one of the cars still trapped under the semi-trailer.

    Police had detained a speeding motorist in a Porsche before being struck.

    The truck was last night reportedly still on top of one of the vehicles as rescuers attempted to clear the scene. The semi-trailer finished up in the emergency lane.

    Scores of police and ambulance officers are at the scene, with gridlock gripping Melbourne’s east.

    The crash occurred on the Eastern Freeway near Chandler Hwy, which is about 5km east of the CBD.

    “Emergency services are currently responding to a collision in Kew tonight,’’ police said in a statement.

    “At this stage it is believed multiple vehicles are involved in the collision … and a number of police officers are believed to have been involved.”

    The accident occurred on an outbound lane just after the Chandler Hwy overpass.

    It appears to be a relatively straight stretch of road. One car appears to have borne the brunt of the impact.

  205. JC

    Name the other causes of death that have offed 74 punters in a 90 day period.

    I’d bet these have seen less deaths.

    Here is a list of seven rare diseases around the world which you should be aware of:

    Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria. …
    Fields’ Disease. …
    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. …
    Von Hippel-Lindau. …
    Microcephaly. …
    Paraneoplastic Pemphigus. …
    Morgellons.

    Someone died of Von Hippel- Lindau a few months back. We should have closed the country for that.

  206. Rockdoctor

    IT yup am thinking maybe I need to go that way. Know some who do have decent advisers so will have to get in touch with them. I saw the rise & fall of Storm Financial hence my skepticism since but I know I am out of my depth and I am smart enough to heed the replies here.

  207. Infidel Tiger King

    “At least three Victoria Police officers are dead after a truck crash in Melbourne’s inner east.

    The officers were killed when the truck collided with at least one — and probably two — police cars on the Eastern Freeway at 5.40pm.”

    The OZ – not linking.

    How the fuck can this happen! I’d like to know where and when the truck driver obtained his/her h/h licence!

    I wonder.

    Were they speeding to a beach to arrest some sunbathers?

  208. Atoms for Peace

    1988..Brisbane Expo. Always remember a certain ALP luminary getting VIP escort to head of a long queue.

  209. feelthebern

    Hillary won’t be able to help herself.

  210. Infidel Tiger King

    Let’s hope the numbers at their funerals are strongly enforced.

    Wouldn’t want there to be any violations.

    Rules are rules.

  211. notafan

    Police pulled over the driver of a Porsche on the Eastern near Chandler highway.

    Massive semi has plowed into multiple vehicle

    Terrible scene.

  212. feelthebern

    Someone died of Von Hippel- Lindau a few months back. We should have closed the country for that.

    Fark.
    Don’t give them ideas.

  213. notafan

    Probably were doing covid 19 checks you know.

    Peak hour on the outbound.

  214. JMH

    “Were they speeding to a beach to arrest some sunbathers?

    IT – no, not this time. On the trail of a speed Porche.

  215. feelthebern

    Why to cops need to pull over a speeding driver.
    Can’t they just clock them & send them the ticket?
    Or doesn’t the tech work like that?

  216. JC

    FMD, I’d rather get the China bug three times over than this shit. Frightening.

    Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and most frequently appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von Hippel-Lindau syndrome can occur throughout life.

    Tumors called hemangioblastomas are characteristic of von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. These growths are made of newly formed blood vessels. Although they are typically noncancerous, they can cause serious or life-threatening complications. Hemangioblastomas that develop in the brain and spinal cord can cause headaches, vomiting, weakness, and a loss of muscle coordination (ataxia). Hemangioblastomas can also occur in the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye (the retina). These tumors, which are also called retinal angiomas, may cause vision loss.

    People with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome commonly develop cysts in the kidneys, pancreas, and genital tract. They are also at an increased risk of developing a type of kidney cancer called clear cell renal cell carcinoma and a type of pancreatic cancer called a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

  217. feelthebern

    Yeah, you don’t want that Van Hippel thing.

  218. notafan

    Seems like there is involuntary financial ruin for some and everyone else should be pain free.

    Seems fair.

  219. Infidel Tiger King

    IT – no, not this time. On the trail of a speed Porche.

    Let’s hope he was wanted for murder, because they have paid an awful price for a speeding fine.

  220. notafan

    Double whammy fines if the driver is out doing a non essential activity.

  221. Crossie

    I’m putting 100% chance of Biden not being the nom.

    Really? Then who do think it will be?

    Michelle Obama, of course.

  222. JC

    Here’s one rares than the China bug.

    Only two known cases diagnosed… twins.

    Fields’ disease: an extremely rare neuromuscular disease that causes muscular degeneration. The condition affects the nerves causing involuntary muscle movements. There are only two diagnosed cases, in twins Kirstie and Catherine Fields. It is believed to be congenital and appears to be progressive.

  223. feelthebern

    Michael Obama in 2024.
    She knows she can’t beat the God-King.

  224. harrys on the boat

    The prime minister and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are eyeing tax cuts, deregulation and industrial relations reform as part of a business-friendly suite of measures on the other side of the crisis.

    Big business is pushing for company tax cuts to be revived after Mr Frydenberg talked to major employer groups about reform options.

    Announced a few hours after Dons (PBUH) call? Coincidence?

  225. JMH

    We know heavy haulage licenses have been sprinkled about like confetti to people barely able to converse in English. I just wonder what will be presented before the coroner on this one.

  226. Thanks for the suggestion JC. I bank with Citi; didn’t think of them, LOL. I only have a handful of shareholdings and its been so long since I bought or sold (apart from the Medibank float), I think my old Commsec account expired!

  227. notafan

    I’m not going to jump to any conclusions.

    Let’s see what all the intrepid journalists dig up.

  228. JC

    Michelle isn’t running. Those two are the laziest human beings alive. The very least you could say is that Bill and Hill did work hard in terms of politicking and corruption. The Kenyans are the laziest people alive in contrast. Everything has been handed to them.

  229. Atoms for Peace

    JC..Nothing beats the bat flu. Btw, little known fact , but in the event of a CCP invasion, all of our flying fox roosts have been GPS located. A few cruise missiles will take out half their army.

  230. feelthebern

    I was reading about sickle cell disease that impacts African-Americans.
    It’s related to malaria.
    It’s a interesting relationship that might be a reason they’re getting carted out in the US.

  231. Were they speeding to a beach to arrest some sunbathers?

    IT, driving a Porsche is presumably prima-facie a non-essential trip. 🙂

  232. JC

    Nelson, Then go with Citi. They would have a decent perspective on moving investments around the world etc and would have half decent advisors.

  233. So ScoMo is taking a punt on the price of oil.
    I can’t remember voting for that.

    Feelthebern @5.22, you don’t need to remember voting for anything. The grubberment will just do whatever the dear leaders want regardless. Just look at Danograd.

  234. Atoms for Peace

    Oi, I have money on Michele to be VP.

  235. JMH

    IT:- Let’s hope he was wanted for murder, because they have paid an awful price for a speeding fine.

    Speeding fine or not, I’d be more interested in learning the identity and level of competence of the h/h driver.

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