Wednesday Forum: April 22, 2020

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  1. Herodotus

    Michelle Obama the dark horse?

  2. Frank

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

    Mad cow (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is about due to take us all down isn’t it?

  3. Dannistan hasn’t had a beach-worthy day for around two weeks now. Unless you’re planning on using a wet suit. Tomorrow may be a last gasp for sunworshippers, depending on what ‘partly cloudy’ proves to be in reality.

  4. DrBeauGan

    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.

    The trading is done through comsec which is responsible for the app and does the brokerage. It’s connection with combank is tenuous, but they both access your trading account. Start off soon but very small at first until you get the hang of it. You can teach yourself the jargon by consulting the interwebzy thingo. You can branch out into non-asx shares later.

    When to get serious is impossible to say, but you’re can track the asx 200 and the dow jones industrial average by saying the names into Google. The only risk is that you’ll get people advertising their advisory services at you.

    A lot of guessing what share prices will do is looking at the news and thinking “What will fuckwits do when they read that?”

  5. JMH

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

    Good one. So we will learn absolutely nothing about this dreadful event.

  6. JC

    Sickle cell anaemia.

    Jeez there are some really awful diseases around the traps.

  7. Herodotus

    I have an uncanny ability to post before the fold. Never mind, other things beckon.

  8. shatterzzz

    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!
    before Bat Flu you could count the numbers on one hand I saw in a week since it’s a coupla hundred a day on the one I use!

  9. feelthebern

    I thought Comm Bank sold CommSec
    I can’t keep up with all the businesses getting passed around.

  10. JC

    Herodotus
    #3424292, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Michelle Obama the dark horse?

    That’s wacist.

    I can’t believe people think the Kenyan’s wife would run.

  11. Infidel Tiger King

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

    Third worlder for sure.

  12. Herodotus

    I can’t believe people think the Kenyan’s wife would run.
    Kenyans run well, but it might be more interlope than lope.

  13. feelthebern

    Four dead policemen.
    Tragic.

  14. Crossie

    Atoms for Peace
    #3424285, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    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.

    Nah, they’d eat the lot of them before you could snap your fingers.

  15. feelthebern

    Michael Obama will run in 2024.

  16. Infidel Tiger King

    MObama is running in 2024 and she will win easily.

  17. JC

    the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (“CommSec”) is a wholly owned, but non-guaranteed, subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (“the Bank”) and both entities are incorporated in Australia with limited liability.

    I thought they sold the financial advisory unit.. Could be wrong though. Bruce from N would know, but he’s been in bed since 5pm.

  18. Overburdened

    I would hazard a guess that for possibly the first time in human history, part of the iteration are actively campaigning to destroy a way of life and go backwards.

    They’ll be fucked when the iPhone goes off.

  19. Infidel Tiger King

    Four dead policemen.
    Tragic.

    Hell of a speeding fine.

  20. feelthebern

    If that porker wasn’t doing a fuckton over the limit, what a waste.

  21. JC

    feelthebern
    #3424309, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Michael Obama will run in 2024.

    No she won’t.Bone lazy. I reckon Newson is the big name for 2024 if Orange Hitler wins this year. Cal Governor.

  22. Crossie

    Atoms for Peace
    #3424290, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:13 pm
    Oi, I have money on Michele to be VP.

    That’s also a possibility and if they win Biden will be declared non compos mentis even before the inauguration.

  23. feelthebern

    Get on board the Obama train JC.
    Gunna get ghetto in the WH.

  24. cohenite

    Here’s The Ice Cream ad: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nancy-antoinette-trump-campaign-ad-scorches-pelosi-for-showcasing-freezer-packed-with-ice-cream

    Great ad; but Trump didn’t have to do much; things like Pelosi and the rest of the demorats are walking, talking ads period.

    I reckon michelle will have a go; she’s got the balls.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Something smells about the crash on the Eastern Freeway. The normal complement in a Highway Patrol car is two.
    So three dead Plod and one injured.
    That is two cars.
    That is one too many for a common or garden speeding stop.
    A Porsche you say?
    The weapon of choice for a number of particular “groups with common background”.

  26. Infidel Tiger King

    You watch the police ask and be given an exemption for the funerals.

    All in this together.

  27. JC

    Can you freaking believe it. They had 23 useless contenders for 2020 and the Demonrats come up with Biden, who should really be gearing up for a nursing home.

  28. harrys on the boat

    Was it a Smart freeway?

  29. Arky

    Borrowing money to buy shares?
    That never goes horribly wrong.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424305, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:18 pm

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

    Third worlder for sure

    Punjabi transport.
    Everywhere in Victorianistan.
    A lot driving B-doubles with little concept of the length of a B-double.

  31. Arky

    Pay your fucking house off you dope.

  32. cohenite

    I reckon sleepy joe is at either the 3rd or 4th stage of dementia.

  33. Crossie

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3424321, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm
    You watch the police ask and be given an exemption for the funerals.

    All in this together.

    You’re right, the siege will be lifted in time for the funerals.

  34. Arky

    Pay your fucking house off you dope.

    ***
    ..
    *** Not actual investment advice. Arky reserves all rights to change his mind at any time and anyone following his advice at any time is warned that severe financial problems may result.

  35. 1735099

    If the Dems have any sense they’ll draft Cuomo.

  36. Crossie

    JC
    #3424322, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm
    Can you freaking believe it. They had 23 useless contenders for 2020 and the Demonrats come up with Biden, who should really be gearing up for a nursing home.

    Yes it is shocking that out of the entire field the best candidate was a demented and nasty old man. On the other hand, he perfectly exemplifies the entire party.

  37. JC

    I reckon sleepy joe is at either the 3rd or 4th stage of dementia.

    Who asked you? Get back to the silent movie.

  38. JMH

    Leigh Lowe
    #3424320, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Something smells about the crash on the Eastern Freeway. The normal complement in a Highway Patrol car is two.
    So three dead Plod and one injured.
    That is two cars.
    That is one too many for a common or garden speeding stop.
    A Porsche you say?
    The weapon of choice for a number of particular “groups with common background”.

    Yes something stinks alright. I wanna know about that moronic h/h driver.

  39. feelthebern

    If the Dems have any sense they’ll draft Cuomo.

    You are such a gold fish, retard, low energy moron.

  40. Crossie

    If the Dems have any sense they’ll draft Cuomo.

    Cuomo is just a younger and nastier version of Biden. Besides, I think Americans may be sick and tired of dynasties.

  41. harrys on the boat

    Why would you need back up to issue a speeding fine? Is it me or is the Porsche one of those terrible Cayenne’s? A boomer or Dr’s wife.

    Is that stretch of road a ‘smart’ freeway where there safety lane/hard shoulder becomes an extra lane at peak times?

  42. Shy Ted

    The simplest explanation for Nancy P and all that ice cream is that she’s a junkie. It’s all long term junkies can tolerate in many cases. Dentures would suggest an opiate but if she has (and looks to have) an oral movement disorder then more likely stimulants. There’s long been speculation, just another piece of the jigsaw. Greetings from Broken Hill. It’s weird without street fights. Maybe the ute won’t get broken into tonight.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    1735099

    #3424332, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    If the Dems have any sense they’ll draft Cuomo

    Which one?
    Fredo?
    Or the stupid one?

  44. harrys on the boat #3424323, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Was it a Smart freeway?

    No just the regular kind. The Monash has the changeable signs, which seem to be working as intended, out to around Dandenong.

  45. Crossie

    More about Cuomo, he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory handling the lockdown of the New York State so not much to run on there except getting an extreme abortion bill passed.

  46. egg_

    The hunchback is seeking $24.5 billion from scomo. Victoristan has 1336 confirmed chunk virus cases and 15 deaths all over 70.

    Using JC’s metric, those VIC stiffs are costing us as much as the Frog Submarines.

  47. harrys on the boat

    What happens if Biden is declared a chin dribbling spastic prior to Nov? Does Bernardo El Loco Sanderista automatically step up as he was runner up? Or do they hope that sleepy had already picked a running mate?

  48. DrBeauGan

    My method of asking what a fuckwit would do on reading some news works particularly well with lefty politicians.

  49. mh

    Joe Biden will be 78 years of age in November.

    78 is the life expectancy for the American male.

  50. Tel

    The simplest explanation for Nancy P and all that ice cream is that she’s a junkie.

    She did seem to be a lot sharper back 10 years ago, and recently has degraded rapidly.

    Not going downhill quite as fast as Joe Biden, but heading in that general direction.

  51. I think buses may use the stopping lane in peak times, Harry, but doubt that would be an issue here.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3424324, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Borrowing money to buy shares?
    That never goes horribly wrong.

    Yep.
    A young-ish bloke I know read a lot of get-rich-quick books and told me he had no fear of debt.
    I said, “That is OK. Have no fear, but you need to have a healthy respect.”
    He has one nostril below the waterline right now.

  53. Atoms for Peace

    My betting pick was Cuomo and Obama. Unless the dems bring in one of the other 57 genders in wheelchair , I’ll stick with that.

  54. feelthebern

    Pelosi is a recovering addict.

  55. Arky:

    Pay your fucking house off you dope.

    Damn right, Arky.
    There is nothing like being debt free.

  56. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Reposting in case the night shift has any suggestions:

    Helen Davidson (nmrn)
    #3423764, posted on April 22, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Does anyone here use, or know someone who uses, one of those Bluetooth tracker apps for finding lost keys and stuff? Any recommendations (or advice on what to avoid)?

    At this stage, cost is not a particularly relevant factor as I’ve just had a nightmare 24 hours looking for hubby’s lost keys and wallet. His preferred method is the “rant and rave” as he stalks around the house looking in the same places over and over. Asking when he was last sure he had them and then talking through his movements since, mostly gets me growled or yelled at.

    We eventually found them in the ground just under the verandah. Genius had sweated a lot when working and had stripped of shirt and trousers and put them over the verandah rail to dry out, not noticing wallet and keys fall out the pocket.

  57. Helen, if it helps I used to have a keyring on a chain with a lether button-hole thing at the other end. I think it was in my stationary kit for starting Year 7. Never used. I may still have it. Would you like it? 😉

  58. Atoms for Peace

    Bird, you must have been the world’s worst player at hide and seek as a kid.

  59. Infidel Tiger King

    4 lives taken for a test that could have been conducted anywhere.

    Instead they chose a major freeway in peak hour.

    Crazy. They basically took their own lives.

  60. Ed Case

    Americans like voting for people they feel contempt for, so long as the bloke is a joker.
    Cuomo’s got anger management issues, Trump will play him like a Strad.
    Pump Joe up on the speed before the debates, and Trump might come unstuck.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    The smell is stronger.
    Two HPs pulled the Porsche over for a “drug test”.
    Two unmarkeds arrived for back-up.
    So, yeah, regulation stuff… not.
    Why say “drug test”.

    What prompts the HP car to assume a drug test is required.
    I suspect …
    Stolen Porsche.
    Occupants of Porsche not contained.

  62. feelthebern

    What’s your gut saying LL?

  63. Infidel Tiger King

    Gang members don’t stop.

  64. feelthebern

    Did they pass the drug test?

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424363, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    4 lives taken for a test that could have been conducted anywhere.

    Instead they chose a major freeway in peak hour

    1. Peak hour is not a thing any more;
    2. I am calling bullshit on the “drug test” story. Two in a HP car and two more unmarked? Not likely for a standard stop.
    Maybe someone reported a Cardinal with a choirboy in the car.

  66. Rockdoctor
    #3424256, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    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.

    If you don’t know what you are doing, try these (or something like them) https://www.vanguardinvestments.com.au/retail/ret/investments/product.html#/fundDetail/retail/portId=8129/assetCode=equity/?overview
    That is a retail fund. If you have $500k or more, they have wholesale funds with even lower fees.

  67. Tel

    We eventually found them in the ground just under the verandah. Genius had sweated a lot when working and had stripped of shirt and trousers and put them over the verandah rail to dry out, not noticing wallet and keys fall out the pocket.

    Used to happen to me all the time, I picked up some of these.

    https://www.niteize.com/product/S-Biner-Stainless-Steel.asp

    Young girl in jeans was not included … but remembering to ALWAYS CLIP THE KEYS has helped me a lot, in terms of not losing stuff from pockets. When I put the keys in my bag I also always clip, there’s a little ring inside the bag so be sure to go back to the same place every single time.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3424368, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    What’s your gut saying LL?

    Stolen German car.
    Piloted by tall aspiring rappers.
    But just a guess.
    Truck driven by a non-descript person wearing a turban.

  69. Ed Case

    PR wise, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
    Lawyer X and Get Pell down the memory hole, who would dare bring either up in the near future?

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Borrowing money to buy shares?
    That never goes horribly wrong.

    Never had any problem with a margin loan, it’s just a matter of learning how to mange one.

  71. JMH

    1. Peak hour is not a thing any more;
    2. I am calling bullshit on the “drug test” story. Two in a HP car and two more unmarked? Not likely for a standard stop.
    Maybe someone reported a Cardinal with a choirboy in the car.

    Yep. I bet simian zoo escapees were in charge of the Porche. And the truck driver was doing society a big favour!

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Guys.
    This was not a stockbroker who had done a couple of lines after market close.

  73. Infidel Tiger King

    Our African friends do not stop when they hear sirens.

    Was probably a suburban mum who had bought some coke to get through ISO.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    I reckon they might have tried a block manoeuvre in the wrong place.
    And maybe one car short.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424385, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Our African friends do not stop when they hear sirens.

    Was probably a suburban mum who had bought some coke to get through ISO.

    So why two cars?
    Unless the “Karen” in the car wanted to speak to the manager.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    Devastating news about the Kew prang.
    Fatty Ashton was not involved.

  77. Infidel Tiger King

    Ben Cousins arrested again.

    Such a shock.

  78. Overburdened

    Regarding Biden, if the footage of him in action in front of a reasonable number of people, and nothing like the crowds for President Trump, is legitimate then that the relatively small number there would need to be brainwashed if they cannot see the lack of capacity.

    He would not be good in say running the Country during a pandemic.

    The Democrats are dynastic and continue with no coherent plan of an alternative government for four years much less the scandalous behaviour and procedural antics they display.

    It reflects just how fucked is America in some ways that Biden may do a Trump.

  79. Robber Baron

    Stolen German car.
    Piloted by tall aspiring rappers.
    But just a guess.
    Truck driven by a non-descript person wearing a turban.

    Australia’s terms of trade can’t afford to maintain a current account deficit. We need to stop imports.

  80. Arky

    Exclusive footage of that police stop on the Monash:
    ..


  81. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424394, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Ben Cousins arrested again.

    Such a shock.

    Breaching soshul distancing?

  82. Overburdened

    LL

    Harsh but fair

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Our African friends do not stop when they hear sirens.

    Was probably a suburban mum who had bought some coke to get through ISO.

    Indeed.
    Porsche fucked off.
    All four Plod were out of their cars.
    I repeat.
    Not a standard stop.

  84. rickw

    Four police officers have been killed after a semi-trailer crashed into them on a Melbourne freeway.
    The incident happened on the Eastern Freeway near Kew and the Chandler Highway about 5.40pm today where two on duty officers pulled over a Porsche driver for a roadside drug test.
    Two more officers arrived in an unmarked car as backup, with all four then hit by a semi-trailer.

    Maybe the stupid blue maggots will stop pulling people over in ridiculous places.

    The last effort I saw by one of these cockheads was a U turn across solid Hume Highway traffic followed by pulling the driver over 50m from a rest area whilst leaving the cop car protruding 0.2m into the LH lane. All over someone who was doing 115km/hr. All this result in a shitload of hard braking and swerving, if a truck had of been in the mix it would have been a different story.

  85. feelthebern

    Paul Murray just said the WHO was independent.
    & that ScoMo was guiding us through this crisis.
    Back to Happy Gilmore for me.

  86. Some History

    It’s understood police had pulled over a Porsche that was speeding on the freeway when they were hit by the truck.
    The driver of the Porsche then fled the scene, Victorian Police Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters.

    https://7news.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/melbourne-truck-crash-four-police-officers-dead-after-collision-on-the-eastern-freeway-c-993234

  87. Mater

    I reckon they might have tried a block manoeuvre in the wrong place.
    And maybe one car short.

    There’s merit in that hypothesis given the Daily Mail is running with this headline:

    Four police officers are dead after a semi-trailer ‘speeding at 100km/h collides with two parked cop cars that had pulled over a Porsche’ – before the sports car’s driver RUNS AWAY

    I’d suggest he’s the one who was grabbed by the “good samaritans”.

  88. Arky

    Eastern Freeway near Kew and the Chandler Highway about 5.40pm

    ..
    That’s a start/ stop stretch at that time of day outbound normally.
    Don’t know about currently.

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A young-ish bloke I know read a lot of get-rich-quick books and told me he had no fear of debt.
    I said, “That is OK. Have no fear, but you need to have a healthy respect.”
    He has one nostril below the waterline right now.

    One advantage of being a baby boomer. Experience three or four stock market crashes, you have some idea.

  90. Leigh Lowe

    One possible scenario is the rule in Viktorianistan that, when you see the red and blues you slow to 40kmh.
    Causes a lot of disruptive driving in a 100 kmh zone.

  91. Infidel Tiger King

    The driver got away but the Porsche was crushed by the truck?

    Dude must have been on some good gear.

  92. feelthebern

    Sounds like an OH&S nightmare.

  93. Keith Forwheels

    Rockdoctor
    #3424234, posted on April 22, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    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.

    Unless you think what the world is currently going through is less bad than the GFC, then suggest you look back over some charts from that period and let them be the basis for serious reflection. Maybe also reflect on the Fed’s current balance sheet and look at events from around the end of 2018 (QT and rate rises walked back) and September 2019 (beginning of repo market failure). Understand well that the current actions in financial markets reflect nothing more than the ability of central banks to set prices on the margin, but that those prices are completed disconnected from actual business & economic conditions.

  94. Arky

    Notice the stupid wire barriers limiting space to pull off the freeway. Wire barriers are at least partly responsible for these deaths:
    ..

    Some History
    #3424405, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm
    It’s understood police had pulled over a Porsche that was speeding on the freeway when they were hit by the truck.
    The driver of the Porsche then fled the scene, Victorian Police Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters.

    https://7news.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/melbourne-truck-crash-four-police-officers-dead-after-collision-on-the-eastern-freeway-c-993234

  95. Leigh Lowe

    The driver got away but the Porsche was crushed by the truck?

    Dude must have been on some good gear.

    I am suggesting the occupants of the Porsche might have been “uncontained”.
    Hence all Plod out of the cars.

  96. feelthebern

    Shooter: I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.
    Happy: You eat pieces of shit?

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perth
    Crime
    Courts & Justice
    Former West Coast Eagles star Ben Cousins arrested for alleged possession of drugs in Kensington
    The West Australian
    Wednesday, 22 April 2020 6:12PM
    Caitlyn Rintoul
    Troubled former Eagle Ben Cousins slapped with drugs charge

    Found sleeping next to a car in Kensington about midday, the former AFL star allegedly had 2.5grams of meth in his possession and was taken to the local police station for questioning over a separate matter he was wanted for, according to Nine.

    It’s understood Cousin became aggravated at the George Street station and was then transferred to the Perth Watch House.

    The 41-year-old was refused bail and is expected to appear on a string of fresh charges in the Northbridge Magistrates Court tomorrow, according to Nine.

    It has been eight months since he was released from prison after charges of stalking and threatening to kill his ex-partner was dropped.

    Kensington Police were initially called to the scene after his car was reported for erratic driving in Victoria park around midday.

  98. Robber Baron

    Chubby bear gay felatio live on Paul Murray. PM interviewing ScoMaol.

  99. feelthebern

    Jaws is a really good actor.
    Pity he was such a freak show.

  100. vlad

    It all sounds a bit like Chapman v Hearse.

    But does a driver pulled over owe a duty of care to the attending police? Hmm …

  101. feelthebern

    Shooter: Damn you people, go back to your shanties.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3424414, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Notice the stupid wire barriers limiting space to pull off the freeway. Wire barriers are at least partly responsible for these deaths:

    The Eastern near Chandler Highway is quite wide so I doubt that is a specific problem here.
    But, generally, that point is valid.
    Good luck changing a tyre on the right-hand-side of your car on the M1 or M8.

  103. Rex Mango

    Here’s footage of the cops pulling over the car today:

  104. Is that stretch of road a ‘smart’ freeway where there safety lane/hard shoulder becomes an extra lane at peak times?

    Not as far as I’m aware. It is heading up to Bulleen Road and also Springvale Road, but I don’t travel the Eastern often enough to know about the Chandler Hwy off-ramp.

    Regarding the police cars, per the links nota posted, there were an unmarked car and a highway patrol car. The Eastern always has unmarked cars during peak hours. When I did drive on it every day I saw so many drivers pulled over by the plain police cars that I even memorised a bunch of number plates.

    As for the driver, he needs to be hit with every broken law they can find. There are some absolute moron truck drivers out there and they just make it harder for the good ones to make a living and get the job done.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Naked brothel patron wins a $150,000 payout after he was viciously beaten by staff who then took nude photos of him and forced him to bow to sex workers in submission

    Sydney brothel customer was subjected to a ‘harrowing’ experience, judge rules
    Chun Wai Fung, then 23, sued the owners of a brothel at 278 Cleveland St
    Owners came in mid-sex act and slapped, kicked and hit him, court heard
    Judge accepted they took nude photos of him and forced him to bow
    Phone was confiscated and ’embarrassing’ messages sent to his mother

    Daily Wail

  106. Infidel Tiger King

    Four Victoria Police officers died when a truck collided with cars in Melbourne’s east after a speeding Porsche driver was detained.

    One female policewoman and three men died just after 5.30pm on Wednesday on the Eastern Freeway near Chandler Highway, about 5km east of the CBD, police said.

    The semi-trailer partially jack-knifed after reportedly hitting two cars on the Eastern Freeway in Kew, Melbourne
    The semi-trailer partially jack-knifed after reportedly hitting two cars on the Eastern Freeway in Kew, Melbourne
    A speeding motorist in a Porsche was detained in the moments before the crash, police said.

    The Porsche driver fled the scene after miraculously surviving the crash, possibly because he was outside the car at the time it was hit.

    It was a Porsche 911 that had been impounded before the smash.

    Two officers initially detained the Porsche driver before the second team of police arrived.

    The investigation is being conducted by the Homicide Squad.

    It is the biggest death toll in the history of the Victorian police.

  107. harrys on the boat

    had 2.5grams of meth

    At least Benny was spending the money from his interview wisely

  108. Leigh Lowe

    We need to cease all speeding stops by Plod immediately.
    If it saves just one Plod from being run over …

  109. Some History

    The Victoria police commissioner, Graham Ashton, said two senior constables and two constables were killed. One senior female officer was killed, along with three male officers. One was relatively new to the force, Ashton said.

    He said two officers intercepted a Porsche 911 that was speeding on the freeway, and after pulling over the vehicle they decided to impound it. Shortly after two other officers were called to assist at the scene, a large refrigerated truck for a poultry company drove into the four police officers.

    The driver of the Porsche fled the scene, Ashton said, and he urged the driver to get in contact with the police.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/22/police-believed-to-be-involved-in-serious-crash-on-melbourne-freeway

  110. notafan

    Inbound in the morning the few times I’ve been on during morning peak lately nearly always a couple of police getting sitting ducks in the transit lane.

    But yes outbound at 5.40 would normally be pretty slow but ATM?

    Obviously somewhat faster.

  111. Infidel Tiger King

    The state’s most senior officer said those killed were one female and one male senior constable and two male constables.

    “One of the officers was only very recently in the force,” Mr Ashton said.

    He said police would await the results of the truck driver’s blood analysis while searching for the runaway driver, who he urged to hand himself into police.

    Officers from the homicide squad and major collision units will investigate the deaths.

    “We really are still piecing together what occurred here today,” Mr Ashton said.

    Very inexperienced cops by the sounds of it.

    The runaway driver better flame shock or he will be in strife.

  112. Mater

    One possible scenario is the rule in Viktorianistan that, when you see the red and blues you slow to 40kmh.
    Causes a lot of disruptive driving in a 100 kmh zone.

    This, too.

    I was behind a car + trailer as we rounded a corner at 110km/h, and there they were not 50-70 metres away. Trailer combo threw the anchors out and bloody near jackknifed but veered right and nearly cleaned up the cheese cutters on the other side of the two lanes. Cars behind going in all directions to avoid it.

    If they are looking to avoid fatalities, they need to change that rule to “drop 20”, or something similar. 110 to 40 is just bloody dangerous, especially around blind corners.

  113. Rex Mango

    Driver of the Porsche will be suffering too much PTSD to turn himself in.

  114. Mark A

    Arky
    #3424407, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Eastern Freeway near Kew and the Chandler Highway about 5.40pm

    ..
    That’s a start/ stop stretch at that time of day outbound normally.
    Don’t know about currently.

    Very quiet today drove past about half an hour before the incident.

    Re. paying your house off!
    Best advise you can give and be wise to take.
    And that comes from a punter (me), never ‘invest’ money you do not have.

    We have shares BTW, shares we never sell or trade in, all came from the family trust.

  115. Leigh Lowe

    It is the biggest death toll in the history of the Victorian police.

    Perhaps let’s hold off on that until the Gobbo RC reports.

  116. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

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  117. cohenite

    My health fund has just send 3 texts with different health app registration codes. And these maggot brains are in charge of the chunk virus.

  118. Infidel Tiger King

    Driver of the Porsche will be suffering too much PTSD to turn himself in.

    That’s my legal advice. And when he does it must be with heavy duty counsel in tow.

  119. mh

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  120. Leigh Lowe

    If they are looking to avoid fatalities, they need to change that rule to “drop 20”, or something similar. 110 to 40 is just bloody dangerous, especially around blind corners.

    Yep.
    Not long after the rule was introduced I had a similar thing happen.
    Long left hander under a bridge near Bacchus Marsh.
    Bridge pylon and embankment hid the view.
    Sunday arvo with a lot of traffic headed towards Melbourne.
    50 metres past the bridge Plod had a Corolla pulled over.
    Probably doing 106 kmh.
    So, yeah, road safety.

  121. Some History

    A witness told the Herald Sun the accident site was horrific.
    “It was carnage,” they said.
    “There were civilians trying to run around and help, it was horrible.”
    The newspaper said about seven people and and an off duty doctor and paramedic were the first on the scene to help.
    Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said they did not believe the driver of the Porsche was injured and he decided to flee the scene on foot.
    He said it was believed the truck driver suffered a medical episode.
    “We don’t know at this stage what caused him to drive the truck into the police members
    ,” he said.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/massive-crash-on-melbourne-highway-leaves-multiple-dead/news-story/f8443cc23170c1aa229ab13847d924ae

  122. And you can count….on me waiting for you in the carpark!

  123. Rex Mango

    Vicpol might have lost a few more during say Fromelles, when >1,000 killed in one night, or 4Div at Bullecourt who lost about a 1,000 dead.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424442, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Driver of the Porsche will be suffering too much PTSD to turn himself in.

    That’s my legal advice. And when he does it must be with heavy duty counsel in tow.

    If he is a St Pat’s choirboy he is home free.
    You know the story.
    Call 1800 PELL.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    “We don’t know at this stage what caused him to drive the truck into the police members,” he said.

    A disaffected Catholic?

  126. feelthebern

    “There were civilians trying to run around and help, it was horrible.”

    Who says civilians?
    Wouldn’t it be people trying to help?

  127. Ed Case

    But does a driver pulled over owe a duty of care to the attending police? Hmm …

    From a self preservation point of view, his best bet was to bolt.
    We’re talking the Victorian Police here, not unarmed London Bobbies with funny hats.

  128. feelthebern

    Conroy thinks the oil reserve is a good idea.
    Jeebers.

  129. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3424450, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    One kind of assumes the driver was not the owner

    there are many grounds for impounding a vehicle in Victoria

    Mmmyes.
    I kind of assumed that already.

  130. feelthebern

    Lowe is such a long.

  131. Crossie

    I couldn’t stand any more of the ScoMo love fest on Paul Murray’s show.

  132. notafan

    You much quicker 😉 off the mark than me LL.

    I’m getting auto corrected to emojis.

    One of the earlier reports said that the Porsche driver was injured.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    It is the biggest death toll in the history of the Victorian police.

    Apart from the Gargasoulous Bourke St clusterfuck, that is.
    Oh, you mean people in uniform killed?
    Not ordinary people killed by police fuck-ups?
    Sorry.
    Check my priorities.

  134. 132andBush

    Two of the cops were trainees.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3424456, posted on April 22, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Lowe is such a long.

    Me or the RB guv’nor?
    Assuming I am not he.

  136. Rex Mango

    ABC RN has story about this Book Club/Reading Group which started in Victoria in 1920 by a Reverend Rocks & some Presbyterians. Ivanhoe Book Club it is called. 100th birthday this year. Someone explained how up until the 1990’s they started each meeting with a prayer & benediction. They just played recording of recent meeting & you heard a Welcome to Country at start.

  137. egg_

    VIC plod are going down faster than a plague ship?
    Quelle surprise, the Hunchback’s finest.

  138. egg_

    Struth got a gig in the area?
    /Sarc

  139. Mark A

    Haaretz is a disgrace of a “newspaper” only a few weeks ago they were idolasing Gantz, now they condemning him for the deal he has done with Netanyahu, which was inevitable for the good of the country.

  140. egg_

    There goes the death spike “outrage factor”:
    4-at-once;
    2 were trainees.

  141. Rex Mango

    Has anyone considered filling up Lake Eyre with oil? Lot of it below sea level, so won’t lose it. Now is the time to buy the stuff.

  142. egg_

    It is the biggest death toll in the history of the Victorian police.

    Then the superlatives pile on.

  143. Arky

    Not a big fan of Vicpol right now, but 4 young people snuffed out is bloody awful.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    Notafan at 9:32.
    One of the reasons you can have your car impounded:-

    deliberately driving across tracks when a train is coming

    Who writes this shit?
    If a train leaves Geelong at 4:01 PM and I cross a level crossing in Colac (90 kms away) at 4:03 PM I have technically breached that law.

  145. candy

    Sounds like a failure of police practice in apprehending a suspected criminal on a major road if any driver can get through and plough into them. No barriers or other cops diverting.

  146. Infidel Tiger King

    Better to park across the tracks than have your car impounded.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay.

    Inbound on the Eastern at the place nilk described above. Wide and flat – and straight. Stonking big emergency/stopping lane on the left designed for B-doubles.

    At that time, even for inbound in normal times it would have been chockers. Not today, due to you-know-what. Next to nothing coming inbound, except for the Porsche using all the inbound lanes at such a speed that when the unmarked car dragged it in it was going to be impounded. The joint’s lit up with red and blues from the unmarked car.

    Driver jacking up, all over the shop, wigging out. Unmarked car cops keep him in the car rather than let him out to get run over are without a roadside drug testing kit and ask another car with said kit to turn up. Marked car (both are traffic cars) then turns up. More red and blues.

    So – Porsche pulled over. Unmarked car parked back from the Porsche and across a bit to the right, making a ‘corridor’ for the jacks to walk up to the Porsche without any traffic near-missing them. Marked car is behind the unmarked car and offset to the left.

    The two from the latest car get out to join the first two, making four around the Porsche.

    Truck veers into emergency lane, smacks into the marked car with its front left corner, the unmarked with the front right corner, throwing both straight at the jacks. Truck continues on, ending on top of the Porsche and bits of jack. There are no skid marks.

    With the eternal fortune of the shitxunt the Porsche driver is able to fuck off on foot. Three dead at the scene, one dead en route to hospital. Truck driver under guard in hospital, and the Homicide Squad is running the job.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not a big fan of Vicpol right now, but 4 young people snuffed out is bloody awful.

    Fair comment, Archibald.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Sounds like a failure of police practice in apprehending a suspected criminal on a major road if any driver can get through and plough into them. No barriers or other cops diverting.’

    How many would you like to pull over a single car, candybot? Ten? Twelve? 50 with PPE?

    You have to be a bot. Nobody can be this thick over an extended period of time.

  150. Mark A

    The reality regarding China and the virus scare from a different perspective.

  151. notafan

    It’s the VicRoads comedy team.

  152. egg_

    egg_
    #3362783, posted on March 18, 2020 at 8:37 pm
    How many deaths are required to make it worth you missing a gig?

    What’s the National road toll?

  153. notafan

    At least I’m quicker than KD 😂

  154. min

    When I heard of accident on Chandler Highway at Kew on evening news I contacted granddaughter , a doctor who was about to leave for night shift and used that route . She already knew about it as her friend had been only doctor there and given CPR but had to watch the 4 die. She is only a young doctor and I would think extremely traumatic for her . An horrendous accident with far reaching after affects ,devastating for families and their police colleagues and now seems truck driver had a medical incident also

  155. egg_

    The VIC Handwringers Society.
    Must be past their bedtime.

  156. candy

    How many would you like to pull over a single car, candybot? Ten? Twelve? 50 with PPE?

    Four police officers dead in pulling over a single car. Something went quite wrong.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    With the eternal fortune of the shitxunt the Porsche driver is able to fuck off on foot. Three dead at the scene, one dead en route to hospital. Truck driver under guard in hospital, and the Homicide Squad is running the job.

    Homicide squad?
    Is that normal?
    Or are they using Homicide to run it as traffic types * moght be too emotional to run it properly.
    .
    * VikPlod used to have the ridiculously named Accident Appreciation Squad.
    I think it is now the Accident Investigation Group.

  158. candy

    . An horrendous accident with far reaching after affects ,devastating for families and their police colleagues and now seems truck driver had a medical incident also

    So devastating for them all. One can hardly grasp how awful it is for those involved and bystanders too.

    Perhaps the lockdown is making people do stupid stuff and take stupid risks?

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You have to be a bot. Nobody can be this thick over an extended period of time.

    You and I both know the old saying. “Hindsight’s a wonderful gift. It gives everybody 20/20 vision.”

  160. Mark A

    candy
    #3424493, posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Perhaps the lockdown is making people do stupid stuff and take stupid risks?

    It sure does to you.
    more than usual.

  161. Infidel Tiger King

    Homicide Squad?

    That trucker better get good counsel.

    Fatty is already suggesting he did it deliberately.

  162. Boambee John

    bern

    Who says civilians?
    Wouldn’t it be people trying to help?

    Police who no longer regard themselves as part of the community.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    I doubt the Eastern Freeway incident would have happened the way it did in the US.
    If the cops light you up over there, you totally play by the rules.

  164. hzhousewife

    min, that is very difficult for your granddaughter, all the best to her in supporting her friend through the terrible trauma.

  165. notafan

    KD light traffic on the inbound and he veered into them?

    Medical episode before or after the accident?

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    I have spoken before of cops that fail to target shit people, to keep them away from normal people. These cops are generally hated by normal cops, and it will come as no surprise to learn these are the same cops scaring sunbathers and golfers, because the normal cops still have cop shit to do.

    Sadly, and although they are a necessary evil, traffic cops are these cops. If you’re going to be a traffic cop, I suppose if you wanted to go a certain way then smacked by a speeding truck would be it. Normal ones just hope for a hail of gunfire.

    It is both wrong and stupid for people to come out and say (which they will) that everyone expects to come home from work. Everyone HOPES to come home, but it’s not just the cops who have jobs that have the potential to get really dangerous really quickly. Lots of other occupations are the same, and if not regulated, they’re worse.

    The difference is that cops are more likely to get murdered at work, which is still highly unlikely but the bigger risk is there. Didn’t happen in this instance as far as I can tell, but it won’t make a difference to the traffic punters’ families.

    This will no doubt be pored over for months, and the conclusion will more than likely be the usual.

    An inadvertent fuckup of gigantic proportions mixed in with a confluence of time, people and space that had the worst possible outcome.

  167. BorisG

    Breaking news: malaria drug not effective

    Moreover it is harmful. The wife of my friend was treated with it in Moscow and got these horrible side effects. But recovered.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3424498, posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Homicide Squad?

    That trucker better get good counsel.

    Fatty is already suggesting he did it deliberately.

    Fuck, I hope George Pell has an alibi.
    What am I saying?
    Who cares if he has got an alibi?

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    Potentially a medical thing, nota – would explain the lack of skid marks, and although I can drive a semi in an emergency I don’t know enough about them to say what sort of input it would take to make one jack-knife.

  170. Cactus

    Rockdoctor re: shares.

    Disclaimer – this is not advice. See a fianacial advisor etc.

    1) Where/how to buy
    – Commsec – very intuiative, they have a great app, its cheap ~$20 a trade and they automtically every year send you an easy report to hand to your tax accountant
    2) How to construct a portfolio
    – I’d go with an index fund. Here you are buying not 1, 2 or 5 stocks that have their own risks, but 200 in the case of the S&P/Asx200 (Australias benchmark) or 500 in the case of the S&P500 (the US benchmark stock index)
    – The index fund should be the core of your portfolio. You get a diverse range of stocks, no individual failure like Virgin Australia, HIH Insurance etc will take you down.
    – I suggest getting funds out of Australia into the US. Our economy and market is not very diverse.
    – You can buy these index funds through the Commsec ASX platform. IVV.ASX is the S&P500 – unhedged, while IOZ is the ASX200.
    – Around this core holding, you can sprinkle in some individual stock names. These are companies you know extremely well. Having heard about Westpac or BHP is not knowing them extremely well. I’m talking what are their core assets – for BHP its their iron ore rail and port system, for QAN its their landing slots in Australia, for CWN is owning a monopoly licence for a Casino in Victoria.
    – Understand the key driver of the business of those. Its usually 1 or 2 factors to keep an eye on that go to revenue growth and more importantly margins. You need to get a clear view in your head what the business does and what news is good or bad for the business.
    – If you can honestly say you know what the assets are better than 99% of people, what the drivers are and track changes in these quick than others – then you should invest in those single names.
    – If not – stick to mostly index funds.
    – when looking at financial reports, look at in this order of importance 1) cashflow statement, 2) balance sheet – particularly the debt and 3) the P&L statement.

  171. MatrixTransform

    re:super

    have a SMSF and also keep the industry fund because they have cheap insurance.

    min balance is like 5k to get the insurance but I tend to have about 20 to 30k in there because that’s where the company puts the monthly Super. Transfer it out periodically.

    This fucking time there was like 25k and we just paid in another 3k and then the haircut wiped off about 25%.
    So they gave a haircut to the fresh contributions the same as the old contributions. Fuckers.

    9 years of 6%-ish growth and a 10th year haircut of 20%-ish gives a growth of 3%-ish
    I can have that just by putting it in the mortgage offset

    Turns out, I can get some of my money back in my pocket before they turn it into zero because virus?

    Long story short, I applied for the Covid19 release and got it accepted.
    Will do the same in the next financial year too.

    no, we are not all in this together

  172. notafan

    I think you might be correct about the circumstances KD.

    In which case I blame Dan Andrews.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Four police officers dead in pulling over a single car. Something went quite wrong.’

    No no, candy.

    Nothing went wrong. Happens all the time.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Sadly, and although they are a necessary evil, traffic cops are these cops.

    As a former* Robbers Squad copper** said to me once about traffic cops …

    If God had meant me to chase cars, he would have made me a Kelpie.

    .
    * Sadly they are all “former” since Christine.
    ** No names. Obviously.

  175. Rex Mango

    Rockdoctor, advice re shares. No different to gambling. It’s not gambling if it doesn’t hurt. Always on the nose and don’t change misbets.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    I don’t mind your theory KD, but, FMD, four coppers for one drug test.
    I mean, seriously, there would have been people not “soci azl distancing” in the Fairfield parks just a kilometre away.
    A much easier mark.

  177. Nick

    The truck driver will need to have chocolate drop eyes to get out of this one

  178. Gab

    Any police checking if mos ques are shut?

    Probably not. Rules for some but not for mu slims.

  179. egg_

    Nothing went wrong.

    Plenty of fvckwits were pooh poohing OHS and risk assessment* “red tape” on this blog a while back.
    Tough when reality bites.
    *”Changed circumstances” when 2x cop cars were involved?

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Homicide squad?
    Is that normal?
    Or are they using Homicide to run it as traffic types * moght be too emotional to run it properly.’

    They still have (according to rumour) a Major Collision crew that do the investigations, recreations etc of fatals with three or more people. Full of proper detectives instead of the usual concrete heads.

    The Homicide Squad runs the job because the cops were killed on duty, so the job has to be tippy-top when they present the inquest brief to the Coroner. Who walked through the scene as well. The Homicide crew are about as far away from anyone and anything related to Tethering as you can get.

    I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned the T word yet. Because I’d be asking that question, and at least be in a position to exclude it.

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘If God had meant me to chase cars, he would have made me a Kelpie.’

    I’ve heard that from somebody before. We were both drunk as fuck at the time.

  182. egg_

    four coppers for one drug test

    Involving trainees?
    Someone really fvcked up.

  183. Mark A

    Rex Mango
    #3424518, posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Rockdoctor, advice re shares. No different to gambling. It’s not gambling if it doesn’t hurt. Always on the nose and don’t change misbets.

    Bl…y oath!
    Best advice if punting.

  184. MatrixTransform

    the wife of my friend was treated with it in Moscow and got these horrible side effects

    pictures … or it didn’t happen

  185. feelthebern

    What’s that dot?

    Yes, Leigh, I was referring to the governor being a nong as I saw him spouting some shite as I typed.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned the T word yet. Because I’d be asking that question, and at least be in a position to exclude it.

    T word?
    WTF?
    Deliberate?

  187. egg

    They know it’s a dangerous job when they sign up.

    They made a choice to pursue.

    It isn’t like the really silly stuff, like a SWMS for a BBQ at EDI Downer or hard hats everywhere with very little risk of that but breathing hazards to boot.

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    Wouldn’t have started out as four jacks for one test LL. I think it’s just how it happened.

    The little drug testing licky things you see on the teev are apparently hideously expensive, so much so that not every car gets them. The car that reeled in the Porsche didn’t, they found the bloke with his eyes rolling back and asked for a car that did have the kits to turn up as well.

  189. Rex Mango

    Struth could better comment on this, but truck drivers are vital part of the economy & also involved in fatal traffic accidents more often than your average motorist. They then cop prison time to set an example to the community & are invariably males.

  190. miltonf

    Pelosi a junkie eh- makes sense. San Francisco, nasty, lotsa money

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Deliberate?’

    Well. No skiddies, so you can’t rule it out. Yet. Dunno about mechanical/brake failure either, but the truck will get the fine tooth comb and relevant bits reconstructed, like they do in Air Crash Investigations.

    Medical event. Any of the above. Or even the M word or the T word. No-one will know for dead sure for days yet, and even then they might not release it to the chooks.

  192. harrys on the boat

    CommSec had 130k new trading accounts for March. That’s normally a years total. Yesterday they had 97k contract notes which is unheard of.

  193. egg_

    They know it’s a dangerous job when they sign up.

    You could get bowled over changing a tyre.
    A SWMS is not a legal requirement in most States.

  194. Ed Case

    Well. No skiddies, so you can’t rule it out.

    Told this by a driver who had been told by his old man, also in trucks:
    If you can’t avoid hitting a pedestrian, don’t apply the brakes.
    The difference between running them over with rubber [survivable] and smearing them all over the road [not].

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3424534, posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Wouldn’t have started out as four jacks for one test LL. I think it’s just how it happened.

    The little drug testing licky things you see on the teev are apparently hideously expensive, so much so that not every car gets them. The car that reeled in the Porsche didn’t, they found the bloke with his eyes rolling back and asked for a car that did have the kits to turn up as well.

    Yeah.
    So he is coherent enough to roughly pilot a Porsche down a four lane freeway.
    I know we don’t live in the US of A but I know if I get pulled up by Plod in the US I don’t get all loosey-goosey when given an instruction.
    Tell him to put his hands out of the driver’s side window.
    Touch nothing.
    Throw nothing out.
    Sit tight for five minutes.
    Hands getting tired?
    I don’t give a fuck.
    OK.
    Testing unit here.
    Climb over to the passenger side.
    Get out.
    Lay down.
    Lick this.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This is for military Cats.

    There’s a rather aggressive young lady on the idiot box, who can do lots of P.T. She’s “switched on, as never before!”

    “This is my Army! Discover Yours!”

    Fuck me dead!

  197. Rex Mango

    Just watched episode of NCIS Los Angeles. Start of show hot chick bashes huge guy senseless, after he ambushed her by trying to garrotte. Like he caught her from behind with rope around her neck, let lost the fight. He then escapes custody & becomes key protagonist. How am I supposed to be interested in this bloke, when I know the NCIS chick will smash him, like before? Who writes this crap?

  198. Tel

    the wife of my friend was treated with it in Moscow and got these horrible side effects

    It’s quite astounding how many famous people have decided to take the drug that they are quite sure does nothing at all … so they can complain about the side effects after they recover. Makes you wonder whether they do hate Trump as much as they say they hate him … if they had a few principles they would simply refuse the drug then have nothing to complain about.

    For what it’s worth, any trial that does not include Zinc was IMHO intended to fail, because the operational mechanism of hydroxychloroquine is largely useless without a Zinc supplement.

  199. Ed Case

    That rule is for trucks, not cars.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    If they’re iced up LL, Godzilla could have pulled them over and they’d still act batshit.

    When they’re tweaking it’s like arguing with a slinky. Apparently.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Are the links between the truck driver and the Catholic Church?
    If not, why not?
    #Milliganfudges

  202. Rex Mango

    Deal is if you ever run someone down, undiagnosed sleep apnoea the answer.

  203. Davey Boy

    10 best smartphones not made in China with reviews. Take with a grain of salt as there may be some sourcing of components from CCP land.
    ASUS ROG Phone II (Taiwan)
    LG G8X ThinQ (South Korea)
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    LG V60 ThinQ (South Korea)
    Moto G Stylus (India)
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 10/10 Plus (South Korea)
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    Sony Xperia 1 II (Japan)

  204. Leigh Lowe

    If they’re iced up LL, Godzilla could have pulled them over and they’d still act batshit.

    When they’re tweaking it’s like arguing with a slinky. Apparently.

    Yeah, true.
    But they go to great lengths to not chase the likes of Garglearse and JB agg-burg artists, but suddenly they want to nab this guy on a freeway.
    Has the Garglearse inquest stiffened their spines, to their cost?

  205. Tim Neilson

    Not a big fan of Vicpol right now, but 4 young people snuffed out is bloody awful.

    The vast majority of rank and file officers in VicPol are fine. The dickhead quotient at the lower levels is very small.

    The ones who end up at the top of the hierarchy are often fast-tracked, like Christine Nixon who only ever did one very short stint at an actual station (where she was in public relations or something anyway) before being whisked up the ladder.

    So there’s no need to worry that your sympathy might be wasted on junior Fatty Ashtons.

  206. Nick

    LL the situation of being pulled over in the States is different to that of here, where it’s a Teletubby in blue with two females in touch with their masculine sides

  207. Rex Mango

    There is a big chance the truck driver is the victim here.

  208. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Front page of the Telegraph:

    Turnbull autobiography slashed to $8.38 online

    Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography has been reduced to next to nothing just two days after it was released.”

    😁

  209. egg_

    Riverwood: A young truck driver charged over yesterday’s M5 crash that killed a 10-year-old boy is believed to have told police his brakes might have failed.

    But investigators claim he was driving dangerously, and they say dashcam video will prove it.

  210. cohenite

    There’s a lot of people excess to needs:

    Sex Academia-Style: Let’s All Have a Tree-some
    Tony Thomas Quadrant Online 22nd April 2020
    Picture a climate-conscious Melbourne University arts graduate, Nancy, out of work and applying to stack shelves at Woolies.
    Recruiter: Any special skills?
    Nancy: Sure. I did a lot of inter-disciplinary study with the university’s flagship Sustainability Research Institute (MSSI).
    Recruiter: Like what?
    Nancy: Well, last July 8, I went to an all-day symposium on “Hacking the Anthropocene”. MSSI was an overall seed funder and major seminar sponsor, and one of the speakers was an authority on tree humping.
    Recruiter: I see. What’s the “Anthropocene”?
    Nancy: You really haven’t heard of the Climate Emergency and the Anthropocene? It’s “a name coined for the emerging geological era in which humans are centralised as the dominant planetary force. Perhaps intended to evoke ecological concern, it draws on settler colonial discourse, problematically homogenises all humans as planet destroyers and implies that we are locked into these petrifying ways of being.”
    Recruiter: We might get back to you. This Wuhan Virus is keeping us pretty busy right now with the empty shelves. Thanks for dropping by.
    Nancy’s interview was cut short before she could elaborate on that symposium with its “exciting schedule”, which featured a keynote talk on “Composting Feminism” (not a misprint).
    This Do-It-Together symposium was booked out by eager academics and their students, some fretting on the waitlist. It was at the Abbotsford ex-Convent, with vegan morning tea and lunch and gender-neutral toilets. At least the morning tea wasn’t drunk from jam jars.[1] In each of three sessions, master Anthropocene Hackers described their hacks (example: “Rupturing the colonial Anthropocene”), and the audience got to “hack back”, a hip term for discussion. Some participants were “theys” rather than he or she.
    The revelations were interleaved with “walkshops” where attendees “weathered with what-ever mid-Winter provides”, offset by raincoats and fleecy underwear. Those walkshops were about ‘Un-earthing. Wild concrete on living soil’, curated by visual ecologist Aviva Reed and celebrating “the sedimentation of our imaginations.”[2] Her walk notes are in need of Google Translate, but here goes:…

  211. Bruce in WA

    With a brother recently retired from the job, a niece and another niece’s husband in the job, the families of those poor bloody coppers have my deepest sympathy.

    Not that that will help them much.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Turnbull autobiography slashed to $8.38 online

    Oil … Turnbull.
    Turnbull … Oil.
    It’s a race to the finish of $0.00.
    Bobbing finish … photo!
    Close, but I give it to Turnbull in a photo finish!

  213. Rex Mango

    Turnbull’s autobiographical masterpiece, his last great gift to the country. In this time of self isolation he should be congratulated for publishing. Has he got an AC yet?

  214. MatrixTransform

    sad day … Merle Haggard … toast

  215. Turnbull autobiography chasing the oil price?

  216. Fucking hell Caroline Wilson is a slag. Trying to watch Footy Classified and it’s almost unbearable.

  217. 132andBush

    Truck not really jackknifed just a bit out of shape, modern truck with ABS I’d guess.
    Inbound on the eastern, he’s looking west and the sun was just setting.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    LL the situation of being pulled over in the States is different to that of here, where it’s a Teletubby in blue with two females in touch with their masculine sides

    Indeed.
    Rule 1. Stay in the car.
    Rule 2. Follow direction.
    Rule 3. Don’t give any lip.
    Of course, once those formalities are over and it is shown that you and your car are clean, US Plod are invariably very polite.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For the greatest generation – the “Baby Boomers.” The pack of whingers, that came afterwards, aren’t fit to empty shit buckets.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    Fucking hell Caroline Wilson is a slag. 

    This is not breaking news, BB.

  221. JC

    egg_
    #3424347, posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    The hunchback is seeking $24.5 billion from scomo. Victoristan has 1336 confirmed chunk virus cases and 15 deaths all over 70.

    Using JC’s metric, those VIC stiffs are costing us as much as the Frog Submarines.

    Eggly. I have absolutely no problem with the hunchback valuing my life at $1.63 billion as that shows the state government cares deeply about me. It’s when he starts valuing other people’s lives at the same rate that I have real problems.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    132andBush

    #3424570, posted on April 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Truck not really jackknifed just a bit out of shape, modern truck with ABS I’d guess.
    Inbound on the eastern, he’s looking west and the sun was just setting

    At 5:40 PM in April that is a real possibility.

  223. he’s looking west and the sun was just setting

    not sure if the time matches correctly, but the setting sun can be a real bummer in that section of road.

  224. Rex Mango

    ABC RN has story on now about what it means to mooslem with coronavirus & the Holy Month of Ramadam – like hang on, what just happened to Easter? Why does this radio station keep trying to convert me to this religion & where do I complain?

  225. Rex Mango

    Best song for Ram a Lam:

  226. Even my dog can spot the part where being pulled over in the states differs from the Oz experience:

    Of course, once those formalities are over and it is shown that you and your car are clean, US Plod are invariably very polite.

  227. Steve trickler

    Black Ball
    #3424569, posted on April 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm
    Fucking hell Caroline Wilson is a slag. Trying to watch Footy Classified and it’s almost unbearable.

    Check this out. Apr 5, 2020.

  228. Mark A

    Your early treat of lame pics.

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    As expected:

    ‘The senior doctor aboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship has given damning evidence on day one of a special inquiry into the debacle. Dr Ilse von Watzdorf was on the ship when it docked in Sydney Harbour on March 19.

    ‘More than 2,700 passengers freely disembarked, several of whom were infectious with COVID-19. At least 21 deaths and 600 cases of the virus can be traced to the ship. The debacle is currently the subject of a police inquiry and a Special Commission of Inquiry which began on Wednesday.

    ‘Von Watzdorf gave evidence on day one, saying she swabbed passengers who had presented with flu-like symptoms. She was asked whether she thought it was “appropriate for all of the passengers to disembark en masse”.

    ‘Her response: “I was surprised that we were allowed to do that without waiting for the results to come through. “If it was my decision I would’ve perhaps waited like the previous time.”’

    There also appears to be word coming through that the senior doctor on the Rubella Princess didn’t complete the mandatory Illness Log for passengers until the day after 2700 carriers started walking around Sydney.

  230. JC

    Hey Doofus… Cronkite.

    Our Pauline

    “We would argue that 25 per cent should be the ceiling of where we need to go, but we need to first get to 25 per cent,” Mr Willox said.

    “Everything in terms of how we tax and how we fund and how we spend must be up for grabs. This is why governments, both state and federal, will need to be courageous and act quickly. We need to give serious consideration to how we deal with consumption tax.”

    But One Nation and Centre ­Alliance have already rejected the push to reduce the company tax rate to 25 per cent for businesses with an annual turnover of more than $50m, declaring there would not be a compelling case even following the coronavirus pandemic.

    The company tax rate for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50m is 27.5 per cent and will reduce to 25 per cent in 2021-22. For all other businesses it remains at 30 per cent.

    And Our Pauline, the economist.

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who controls two crucial Senate votes, said she was determined not to give the government support for big business tax cuts.

    “If we have to give tax cuts to corporations, it’s not going to give us any guarantee that they’re going to increase their businesses (here),” Senator Hanson said.

    Great, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the western world now and our Pauline thinks it shouldn’t be cut, because according to her research, it doesn’t do a thing for the economy.

  231. BorisG

    pictures … or it didn’t happen

    do your own pictures.

    Btw i did not say the drug didn’t help her. Maybe it did. But she did get arrhythmia, and struggled with it for a while.

    But the study i linked to says it is harmful.

  232. Yeah I know Leigh Lowe but she is being more moronic, if that’s possible. Trickler, yes a great video, good to see Americans take an interest.
    I note that 60 Minutes have a special on Sunday, taking their cameras into the ICU joints around the country. Could well be a boring job if looking for coronavirus cases.

  233. jupes

    Sadly, and although they are a necessary evil, traffic cops are these cops.

    Though not all of course.

    Mate of mine was an ex-traffic cop in Vic of all places. He was posted out in the country somewhere and loved driving. Champion bloke.

    Anyway, he changed jobs and really excelled in his new career. Sadly, and ironically, he died in a car crash. He wasn’t driving.

  234. Rex Mango

    JC, few weeks time if we wipe out the disease we could be sitting pretty. Obviously no overseas travel, but envy of the world.

  235. BorisG

    The ABC had an extremely insightful interview about Chinese grabs in South China Sea while the world is distracted.

    Here I blame both Obama and Trump for their lack of interest.

    Btw Trump has just called the North Korean tyrant his friend. Clown.

  236. JC

    If the anti-malarial doesn’t work, it puts the focus on the Gilead anti-viral.

  237. BorisG

    JC, few weeks time if we wipe out the disease we could be sitting pretty. Obviously no overseas travel, but envy of the world.

    Yes. Not just if.

  238. Rex Mango

    Also we can secure our strategic oil reserve as the Yanks are pretty much giving it away. Open cut mines like Mt Tom Price should be filled up with oil.

  239. BorisG

    If the anti-malarial doesn’t work, it puts the focus on the Gilead anti-viral.

    On top of my list as well.

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