Wednesday Forum: April 22, 2020

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  1. Cassie of Sydney

    “He used wine in the fuel tank and abused the choir in the back seat”

    And Tony Abbott was sitting in the passenger seat watching!

  2. Nick

    A lot of smoke blowing going on this morning.

    Scene: Andrews’ office, Collins St

    Dan: this is awful, the people are already a wake up to us, barging into funerals, silly fines, the whole Pell thing, as well as that fat lawyer.

    PR: perhaps we can have hug a police person day ?

    Dan: nah, we’ve already told them they can’t hug the grand kids

    PR: ok, we have heroes, brave foot soldiers, I see a shrine, pipe bands, sack cloth, sombre music, hymns.

    Dan: nah, sounds too Catholic.

  3. Cardimona

    Cats, from Rupert’s best opinion page at the Gold Coast Bully – Viv Forbes of The Saltbush Club followed by yours truly….

    Shift in focus and priorities needed in post-virus world
    WASHPOOL
    VIV FORBES

    NATIONAL Cabinet will soon find that Australia-after-corona can’t afford a bloated public service, an overmanned and overpaid academia, throngs of ablebodied people on long-term welfare, too many tax-exempt foundations, endless donations to worthless UN fiefdoms and a huge import bill to pay for all the things we once made here.

    Nor can we afford all the resources being wasted on dysfunctional submarines designed in Canberra, power systems mandated by the UN, Snowy 2 green elephants, climate alarmism, emissions targets and green energy mollycoddling.

    We must rebuild economic muscle, not flab. Start with a couple of clean, modern reliable coalfired power stations.

    This cheap, reliable electricity may restart some defunct processing and manufacturing industries. Then build our submarines as they were designed – nuclear powered.

    Already there are no surpluses to spend on subsidising every struggling consumer and failing business. And a tidal wave of borrow-and-spend will just destroy the currency.

    As in post-war Germany, recovery can only come if governments slash taxes, repeal useless red tape, remove all barriers to new dams, railways, roads, power stations, mines and exploration, and encourage science and engineering education. They must bulldoze the road blocks and then keep out of the way.

    Since the days of the First Fleet, Australia has relied on our great primary industries – farming, mining, forestry and fishing. The pioneers started exporting wool, hides, tallow and timber; then came the gold rushes and great finds of silver, copper, leadzinc and tin; our meat, cereals, sugar, butter and eggs fed allied soldiers through two world wars; and a bonanza of coal, oil, gas, iron and aluminium financed the Baby Boomers and the extravagant politicians of that era.

    When mining had a recession, farmers came to the rescue and vice versa. They also helped finance a continent of roads, railways, power stations, and dams and provided productive jobs for a growing population and a flood of migrants.

    If they were not so hampered by taxes, regulations and employment barriers, our farmers, foresters, fishers, engineers, explorers, miners, metallurgists, tradesmen and workers could pull us out of this hole too. They could even rebuild some of the great secondary industries lost because of our uncompetitive electricity and overheads.

    HERE are a list of factors that increase your chance of death from COVID-19.
    • High population density – cruise ships, CBD high-rises, slums.
    • High public transport use – frequent flyers, inner-city commuters, low-income people.
    • Prolonged crowd exposure – sports stadiums, conferences, concerts.
    • Travel to COVID-19 hot spots – especially China, New York, northern Italy.
    • Cultural hygiene practices – not handwashing, acceptance of spitting, sneezing without catching.
    • Cultural food practices – wet markets, eating undercooked bats.
    • Ineffective treatment options – inadequate health sector, poverty.
    • Co-morbidities – advanced age, existing respiratory illness, obesity, heart disease.
    • Environmental – sunlight-blocking pollution (vitamin D), airborne particles.
    • Genomic – High prevalence of ACE2 receptors (common in Chinese people).
    If you don’t tick any of these boxes you don’t need to be in “lockdown”, (not that you really are as you can still go to the shops).
    That’s why “one size fits all” solutions are always bad for everyone. End this panicdemic now and sack all the alarmist doctors.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    Rachel Baxendale
    Victorian Political Reporter
    @rachelbaxendale
    8 minutes agoApril 23, 2020

    Extraordinary footage has emerged of a speeding black Porsche 911 with what it appears to be the same registration plate as the vehicle at the centre of investigations into the Melbourne freeway tragedy that claimed four police lives.

    A Porsche 911 was crushed on Wednesday night by the truck that killed the four police, with the car driver fleeing the scene.

    The crushed car carried the number plate LLC-001. The letters QLD run vertically down the side of the plate.

    The initial detention of the vehicle and Porsche driver on Wednesday night set off a chain of events leading to the truck hitting and killing four police on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway.

    A Melbourne man has posted footage on social media of a black Porsche carrying LLC 001 number plate speeding recklessly down Melbourne’s Eastern Fwy in March, near where the accident occurred.

    The man who posted the video dash cam footage was travelling at 90km/h and was left almost at a standstill as the black Porsche roared past last month.

    The man lamented on Facebook: “I reported this vehicle to the police a few weeks ago and gave them a copy of my dash cam video footage, but unfortunately it appears that this driver continued to drive on our roads.’’

    The four Victoria Police officers were killed after the semi-trailer ­collided with several cars including the Porsche. Police said they were involved in an operation to interview the driver of the Porsche 911 and had pulled the speeding car over in an emergency lane on the Eastern Freeway near Chandler Highway.

    It is believed the refrigerated truck ploughed into the officers as they stood in the emergency lane.

    The semi-trailer ­allegedly slammed into the back of several vehicles, with the Porsche becoming trapped under the front of the semi-trailer.

    The Porsche driver fled the scene after miraculously surviving the crash, possibly because he was outside the car at the time it was hit, and a manhunt was under way on Wednesday night. But Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the man had contacted police overnight and was expected to present himself to police on Thursday.

    The truck driver, who is believed to have suffered a medical episode, was under police guard in hospital. It is not clear whether the episode came before or after the crash.

  5. Nick

    And Tony Abbott was sitting in the passenger seat watching!

    I think the prosecution found their next witness 🙂

  6. Yes, the freeways in Dannograd are dangerous.
    BeijingDan told me that golf courses were dangerous, which is why they have been banned.

    Freeways have not been banned, so I guess they are safer than golf courses.

  7. min

    Cain does not start new job until December so I guess he is still head of DPP where he has control over case going to court . He has stopped some where one might say he had a conflict of interest.

  8. Nick

    The man lamented on Facebook: “I reported this vehicle to the police a few weeks ago and gave them a copy of my dash cam video footage, but unfortunately it appears that this driver continued to drive on our roads.’’

    Had he attended a funeral, mocked transgenderism, been unsupportive of the AFLW, driven a kilometer over the limit, called someone a wanker at the cricket, then woe bedtime him.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cardimona
    #3424885, posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:59 am”

    Hi Cardi…I watched Barnaby on Sky last night…being interviewed about Kung Flu and the “App”….he looks really, really good and is obviously in a good place. Your daughter makes him happy.

  10. Nick

    Quite a few never made it. This stretch used to resemble a makeshift cemetery. Crosses, teddy bears, windmills, plastic flowers and other tacky tributes dotted the verge, in memory of the fallen.

    Sounds like Fawkner Cemetery, replete with empty gravesite Jim Beam cans and Collingwood flags!

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The man lamented on Facebook: “I reported this vehicle to the police a few weeks ago and gave them a copy of my dash cam video footage, but unfortunately it appears that this driver continued to drive on our roads.’’

    Seems the Porsche driver was “known to police”, was pulled over doing 140 K’s, and returned “positive” to a roadside drug test.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Quite a few never made it. This stretch used to resemble a makeshift cemetery. Crosses, teddy bears, windmills, plastic flowers and other tacky tributes dotted the verge, in memory of the fallen.

    No roadside graveside visits this year.
    Just stand at the end of your drive with a candle in a Bundy bottle, and repeat the mantra …
    “He died doin’ what he loved best. Bein’ a dickhead.”

  13. Nick

    Seems the Porsche driver was “known to police”, was pulled over doing 140 K’s, and returned “positive” to a roadside drug test.

    How long before VicPol leak that they are looking for a male wearing a dog collar and dark clothing ?

  14. areff

    Anyone heard Neil Mitchell this morning? Four coppers are dead, which is a tragedy. Making it worse is Mr Unctuous on the radio trying to horn in on the grief dividend. I’ve actually switched over to Virginia Trioli, who has just done — surprise! surprise! — a really tough interview with treasurer Tim Pallas in regard to the next $24 billion in borrowings the Hunchback will piss against the wall.

  15. Perfidious Albino

    Porsche driver situation seems a bit sus. Reportedly an extensive criminal record, cops have had dash cam footage of the same car speeding, in the same location, for at least a month. Lots of traffic cameras on that stretch for scoping people on mobile phones if they’d needed to positively identify the driver at that time. Seems odd this guy was still on the road, reckless and feeling untouchable – meth head or police informant?

  16. Gab

    Anyone heard Neil Mitchell this morning?

    I have, for about 10 mins before I started dry-retching.

  17. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    “I reported this vehicle to the police a few weeks ago and gave them a copy of my dash cam video footage, but unfortunately it appears that this driver continued to drive on our roads.’’

    Vikpol – the most staggeringly incompetent and corrupt police “service” in the western world.

    Those four cops are dead precisely because of that staggering incompetence and corruption, so spare me the sanctimonious grief mongering bullshit.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    Had he attended a funeral, mocked transgenderism, been unsupportive of the AFLW, driven a kilometer over the limit, called someone a wanker at the cricket, then woe bedtime him.

    Exactly.
    The amount of time spent chasing down people for minor shit which isn’t technically a crime is mind-boggling.
    Maybe haul some of the battalion of chicky-babes out of Pleece Meeja and give them something mildly useful to do:-

    “This bloke caught this moron on dash-cam at point X on the freeway at 3:36 on the 15th.
    Look at the CCTV for all the exits between A and B between 3:36 and 3:50.
    When you find which exit he left at we will get more CCTV from the exit roads.”

    It is not a Toyota Camry.
    It is a 911.
    I reckon it would have taken about 3-4 hours to narrow his address down to a couple of blocks.

  19. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Oh – and any time I’ve ever had the misfortune to be in a vehicle on an expressway in Mosquebourne I’ve been acutely aware that my life could end at any moment.

    Thank goodness I’ll never have to visit the stinking cesspit ever again.

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

    No roadside graveside visits this year.

    Exactly. Can’t be drawing crowds in the present situation. One old eucalypt on that circuit, bark stripped from the base, stood sentinel over three ‘memorials’ complete with the diminutive terms of endearment scrawled on the crosses.

  21. Nick

    VicPol:

    1. We charged Cardinal Pell on the say so of one person, that’s right, there were no witnesses who can corroborate the charge.

    2. We didn’t charge the meth head roaring up and down the freeway despite our own cameras, dash cams and numerous complaints to us owing to a lack of evidence.

  22. thefrollickingmole

    1735099
    #3424741, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:17 am
    Isn’t Florida Republican, and isn’t the Catallaxy meme that only Democrats get the virus?

    Dead Americans,, uurrrrgh, urrrrgh, urrrugh Im Gunna COOOOMMMM!!!!

  23. lotocoti

    Let me see if I’ve got this right.
    Brisbane Igor travels up to Cairns to visit CBH Igors.
    S/H/It was asymptomatic and hands off the ChiCom Lung Rot to three Igors in the Path. Lab.
    Instead of testing the hospital staff for the ‘Rona, QLD health is screening them, because reasons.
    Bureaucrats gonna bureaucrat.

  24. areff

    Plate: LLC-001

    Just a hunch:

    Lorbek Luxury Cars: “Lorbek Luxury Cars have been trading in European prestige, luxury and sports cars for over 30 years.”

    Yep, that’s the one:

    https://www.lorbek.com.au/prestige-cars/used/porsche/911

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Snap Albino.
    Utter bullshit that they couldn’t find him.
    Maybe the tub of lard who booked the L plater chick could have been given the job of trawling through the CCTV.

  26. Roger

    In breaking news, Defence minister Linda Reynolds has announced the formation of a new strategic reserve arm of the military. It is intended to counter swiftly moving changing geo-political conditions and newly developing strategic challenges in our region.

    The new force – to be known as “Northforce” – will combine army, navy and air force units, with an unprecedented degree of cooperation designed to enable an integrated and swift response to any security challenges Australia might face in the medium term.

    Northforce will be based in already established facilities in Texas & Louisiana.

  27. Zatara

    I reckon it would have taken about 3-4 hours to narrow his address down to a couple of blocks.

    They had a video of the license plate. Ten seconds on a computer and they should have had his address.

  28. areff

    I reckon it would have taken about 3-4 hours to narrow his address down to a couple of blocks.

    Not to boast, but it took two minutes to find the car and the owner.

  29. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The crushed car carried the number plate LLC-001. The letters QLD run vertically down the side of the plate.

    Nice work areff, but apparently the Porsche in question had Qld plates.

  30. Indeed, Cassie. It’s actually the left who think the virus can distinguish between people conducting essential and non-essential business, and act appropriately.

    Hilarious, on a site where the meme that the virus knows how people vote and punishes Democrats accordingly is a daily feature.

  31. Nick

    Maybe the Bulldogs VC should have driven a Porsche?

  32. JC

    Yep, it’s happened.

    Washington (AFP) – A woman’s life was likely saved by her silicone breast implants after she was shot in the chest at close range while walking down a street in Toronto, doctors have said.

    The 30-year-old’s left breast implant deflected the bullet away from her vital organs into the other breast, according to a case study published last week in the SAGE medical journal.

  33. areff

    So it has been reported, Monfish. I suspect the reporterette has the state designation wrong. The VIC designation also runs vertically on the side of the plate. What are the chances? Two identical Porsches, same letters and numbers.

    Anyway, whatever the truth, curiosity will soon be satisfied, as the driver is handing himself in today.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Nice work areff, but apparently the Porsche in question had Qld plates.

    How many Porsche 911s registered in Australia?
    As I said, if it was a white Camry, maybe I could understand.
    It wasn’t an unregistered, uninsured VN Commodore kept in the back shed.
    Lot’s of traces for Plod to follow.

  35. lotocoti

    At least Mr 991 Carrera (VIN WP0ZZZ99ZHS161884) isn’t subject to a Takata airbag recall.

  36. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The vehicle in question.

    Enlarge the photo and you can just make out the QLD lettering on the plate.

  37. areff

    Maybe the Bulldogs VC should have driven a Porsche?

    All Bulldogs deserve Rollers with perky-breasted chauffeurs, fetching outfits and an obliging nature.

  38. Nick

    If only VicPol had some way of contacting their counterparts in QLD. if only.

  39. areff

    Then that is one heck of a remarkable coincidence.

  40. Nick

    All Bulldogs deserve Rollers with perky-breasted chauffeurs, fetching outfits and an obliging nature.

    I suspect that’s the dream of their AFLW team. Some of whom aren’t bad sorts judging by the ones I once spied at the Yarraville Arms

  41. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Having noted that, the plates in question are most certainly fake.

  42. Boambee John

    Got a mirror?

    Pelican wants the loan of a mirror. Is this the first dim sign of a developing self-awareness?

  43. Leigh Lowe

    You want the name of the Porsche driver?
    It is a Dr Brennan, an American academic.

  44. Nick

    The driver of the Porsche had been speeding at 140km/h, was high on drugs and had an extensive criminal history, police have revealed.

    How long before Minchin writes a song asking him to ‘come home’?

    So, we have an extensive criminal history, complaints to the Police and citizens posting footage on social media and nada? I’m certain that policing in Australia now, essentially targets the obedient.

  45. Good morning all.
    So going through Facebook and a lot of people have the emblem of the Victoria Police as their temporary profile image. Included are people who have a complete disregard for police. Because feelz. FMD.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Rego plate or no, how difficult would it have been to trace his location after the dash-cam footage was handed in?

  47. harrys on the boat

    All the cars in that showroom have that number plate.

  48. areff

    I still reckon its the one. Dealer playing fast and loose with number plates?

  49. Ed Case

    If he was in the habit of doing 140k on the freeway, perhaps he had reason to believe the cops were his friends? Is Greenlighting a thing in Victoria Police circles?

  50. Nick

    The Swedish climate activist said the strong global response to Covid-19 demonstrated how quickly change could happen when humanity came together and acted on the advice of scientists.

    She said the same principles should be applied to the climate crisis.

    Yep, well done brainiac that’s going to help your cause a lot lol.

  51. harrys on the boat

    Car dealers son taking daddys cars for a spin?

  52. Is Greenlighting a thing in Victoria Police circles?

    you needed to ask that question?
    [giggle]

  53. Nick

    So going through Facebook and a lot of people have the emblem of the Victoria Police as their temporary profile image. Included are people who have a complete disregard for police. Because feelz. FMD.

    #illparkwithyou

  54. John Brumble

    “Isn’t Florida Republican, and isn’t the Catallaxy meme that only Democrats get the virus?”

    My god but aren’t you a f/wit, Bob. And once again, you beclown yourself.

    Even after those cases are added, Florida -the US State traditionally known for it’s elderly population- still has a “deaths per million” rate of more than five times – that’s 5 times- better than the average of the worst 11 US states. And those worst 11? Every single one of them run by Democrats.
    But Bob doesn’t care about dead people that don’t suit him. After all, how many people died when he shirked his duties to his country after lacking the brains or self-discipline required to take the many easy routes out before his selfish malingering cost the lives of others.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    harrys on the boat

    #3424947, posted on April 23, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Car dealers son taking daddys cars for a spin?

    Someone connected with the dealer.
    Car dealer that is.
    Or maybe both.

  56. Ed Case

    you needed to ask that question?

    Just kidding. They wrote the fucking book.

  57. woolfe

    When i was in UK and Europe earlier this year i drove at 140 kph and lived!

  58. lotocoti

    Weird.
    According QLD DoT to the VIN attached to that rego number is a 991, but various VIN decoders come up with a 1987 911.

  59. Boambee John

    areff
    #3424914, posted on April 23, 2020 at 9:18 am
    Plate: LLC-001

    Just a hunch:

    Lorbek Luxury Cars: “Lorbek Luxury Cars have been trading in European prestige, luxury and sports cars for over 30 years.”

    Yep, that’s the one:

    https://www.lorbek.com.au/prestige-cars/used/porsche/911

    Wasn’t it black? Repaint or rebirth!

  60. dover_beach

    Anyone heard Neil Mitchell this morning?

    He really is a turd of a man.

  61. cohenite

    Great Tom’s toons this morning:

    I liked this:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWN4YkPUcAMsl7A?format=jpg&name=small

    Then this:

    bespoke
    #3424722, posted on April 23, 2020 at 5:04 am
    Dan Crenshaw 2024

    And Tom reckons Pence. Also Don Jr. And who will the demorats have for 2024: michelle; maybe creepy porn lawyer will have another shot.

  62. When i was in UK and Europe earlier this year i drove at 140 kph and lived!

    When I was last there, if you weren’t doing 140 kph you were holding up the traffic.

  63. Roger

    What you won’t hear from an MSM obsessed with Trump…

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama fomented an ugly genocidal-sectarian conflict in Nigeria:

    What Obama, John Kerry and Hilary Clinton did to Nigeria by funding and supporting Buhari in the 2015 presidential election and helping Boko Haram in 2014/2015 was sheer wickedness and the blood of all those killed by the Buhari administration, his Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram over the last 5 years are on their hands.

    — Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former minister of culture and tourism

    RTWT

  64. cohenite

    More good news:

    New Michael Moore-Backed Documentary On YouTube Reveals Massive Ecological Impacts Of Renewables

    Here is Shellenberger on the movie. And here is the movie:

  65. “Isn’t Florida Republican, and isn’t the Catallaxy meme that only Democrats get the virus?”

    QED

    And those worst 11? Every single one of them run by Democrats.

  66. harrys on the boat

    Jesus, every fucking car in the showroom is pictured with that number plate. Porsches, Range Rovers etc. seems like its their generic rego for test drives.

    A new car from their queensland operation? Being ‘test driven’ by cockhead son of owner.

    Case closed.

  67. woolfe

    Hey numbers her ya go a chance to prove your bravery

    Now that Wagner Group is out of Mozambique, Col. Dyck is in with DAG. I believe they are hiring if anyone is interested. Google and contact them in SA directly.

  68. Cardimona

    Hi Cardi…I watched Barnaby on Sky last night…being interviewed about Kung Flu and the “App”….he looks really, really good and is obviously in a good place. Your daughter makes him happy.

    He is looking well, Cassie, my Beautiful Bride noted that, too.
    Did you see our grandson run past in the background – twice – followed by the dog?
    That made me smile!

  69. Cardimona

    Let me see if I’ve got this right.
    Brisbane Igor travels up to Cairns to visit CBH Igors.
    S/H/It was asymptomatic and hands off the ChiCom Lung Rot to three Igors in the Path. Lab.
    Instead of testing the hospital staff for the ‘Rona, QLD health is screening them, because reasons.
    Bureaucrats gonna bureaucrat.

    My mate the casual CBH nurse, who has been without income for a month, notes the bureaucrats are vewwy, vewwy busy – and much-hated by the clinical staff.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Lorbek on Facebook denying the car has anything to do with them.

  71. Cassie of Sydney

    The other night, the excrement from Toowoomba posted a lengthy screed (as he does frequently) about the anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing atrocity. As he likes to do…the piece of filth liked to snidely infer that most of us here supported that atrocity in Oklahoma twenty-five years ago.

    Anyway….a few days ago was the one year anniversary of the Sri Lanka Muesli massacres of mostly Christians….in churches…does anyone recall the piece of excrement from Toowoomba posting a screed about the anniversary of those atrocities and condemning them?

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    “Did you see our grandson run past in the background – twice – followed by the dog?”

    Yes Cardi! It was a beautiful scene.

  73. Exit Stage Right

    New Fred everybody!

  74. twostix

    ASHTON: Porsche driver is known to police, has an extensive criminal history. Appears he posted photos of the scene to Facebook last night – police working with platform to have photos removed @7NewsMelbourne

    Have we seen a photo or name of the Porsche driver yet?

    No.

    Victoria.

    Obvious is obvious.

  75. John Brumble

    Jesus. You can’t possibly be that stupid, Bob. No one could possibly be that stupid. Surely even you realise that the issue I’m presenting is the criminal negligence that Democrat governors and legislatures have with respect to the health systems that they are meant to be responsible for? Surely there’s some tiny part of your very tiny brain that is aware that the point here is the very clear correlation between Democrat mis-management and people dying.
    That’s right, Bob. Democrat leaders of those worst 11 US states have presided over more deaths in less than three months from this than 60% of the entirety of US casualties in the whole of the Vietnam War. But it’s worse than that. That 37,600 deaths in 3 months (12,533 per month)? That’s more than the deaths per month in WW2(9311). By a lot. That’s right, Bob. Democrats and Democrat policies in the US are literally worse for US people than Hitler and Stalin combined.
    And it gets even worse. Since the US was kept (relatively) out of WW1, the next point of comparison was the American Civil War. In no war in history have more Americans died. From 12 April 1861 to 9 April 1865, 620,000 Americans died: 12916 per month.
    “Phew”, you say… because you’re an idealogical idiot who doesn’t care if people die because of people and policies he supports. But if you do, you’ll have missed something. You’ll have missed that I fudged the length of time over which Americans have died from Coronavirus. Because it’s not over 3 months. It was from March 16. And the number I used for total deaths? Deflated by more than the total number of people who died in the US from March 16 to March 21.
    So the real number who died on their watch? 37,600 per month. Almost three times the number of deaths per month than the worst conflict in US history. The Democrats are worse than Hitler, Stalin and slavery combined.
    You have my unending contempt.

  76. C.L.

    1. We charged Cardinal Pell on the say so of one person, that’s right, there were no witnesses who can corroborate the charge.

    2. We didn’t charge the meth head roaring up and down the freeway despite our own cameras, dash cams and numerous complaints to us owing to a lack of evidence.

    I’ll be interested to know the driver’s, um, cultural background.
    He’s not screaming Skip to me.

  77. Arky

    Jesus. You can’t possibly be that stupid, Bob.

    ..
    You’re new here, aren’t you?

  78. Snoopy

    woolfe
    #3424954, posted on April 23, 2020 at 9:47 am
    When i was in UK and Europe earlier this year i drove at 140 kph and lived!

    Hey Mrs Woolfe!

    Someone is using your late husband’s Cat login.

  79. My mate the casual CBH nurse, who has been without income for a month, notes the bureaucrats are vewwy, vewwy busy – and much-hated by the clinical staff.

    So the experts the left appeal to are being ridden roughshod by bureaucrats, who are completely leftist.

    In other words, they’re lying. They’re calling people murderers under the pretext of these decisions being made by medical experts when it is in fact being made by professional sociopaths pretending to be medical experts.

  80. Bar Beach Swimmer

    A few days ago I wrote in a post that the govt doesn’t seem to have any way out of this pandemic lockdown strategy, apart from the introduction of the tracking app. Currently, we are being told, that if the public accepts this intrusion into our private lives and activities and continues our social distancing and isolation, the country could move to a cessation of the lockdown.

    It now seems to me that we’re all watching a variation of the movie, Eye in the Sky.

    If you’ve not seen the film, it’s a depiction of the use of new technology, especially of the remote controlled variety, to mount a pre-emptive strike against an Islaaa-mick suicide-bomber terrorist cell in Nairobi that is about to kill hundreds of people but somewhere unknown.

    Almost all of the film is contained mainly inside four sites: the terrorist’s safe house, a street market adjacent to the safe house centred on a young child (girl) who is selling from a small table at the side of the road her mother’s homemade bread, a British government conference room in which the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Alan Rickman) is in discussion with a number of government ministers – the Secretary for Defence, the Attorney General and the Parliamentary Under-secretary for Africa – and who is liaising with a British Army Colonel (Helen Mirren) at a British military site, who herself is overseeing a multinational team that has been originally engaged in capturing the three highest-level leaders of this terrorist group.

    The strategy and tactics change when the optical surveillance reveals the suicide bombing mission that is about to commence. Wanting to release a hell-fire missile to kill the cell before the terrorists can depart on their operation, the multi-national team realise that in the killing of the terrorists the young Kenyan girl who is adjacent to the safe-house may be also killed.

    The remainder of the film explores the concept of collateral damage and how political and military wings of democratic nation states attempt to determine the value of life at the same time as seeking to tactically respond to a clear and present danger directed toward a large number of unknown, innocent people.

    Without giving anything else away, if anyone wants to check this film out, the decision-making inside the government conference room suggests a correlation with what is happening in the decision-making process of our political masters because of the China Pestilence.

    Thus, in trying to save every single Australian life from this disease (symbolised by the little girl) , our political and public servant class can not see, or their gaze is being averted from, the many, many other Australians who financially and/or mentally may not survive if this lockdown continues much longer (the potential hundreds of victims from the suicide bombers).

    Throughout the film my frustration grew and grew because of the political paralysis evident by the ongoing discussions taking place between myriad players, including the Foreign Secretary who is at distance from the political team, as well as US Government officials, to determine whether the operation has a legal basis on which to proceed. Suffice it to say, that everyone of the government ministers seemed to understand the great danger to a great number of innocent people but not one of these ministers wants to be the person who decides the course of action because of the possibility that the operation may cause the death of the little girl.

    And because it seems to me that no one in the Government’s Covid-19 decision-making group can accept that the lockdown should end, because of the risk that the public and the media may perhaps think that the political-public expert class has over-reacted due to the very low numbers of cases – we have” flattened the curve!” ffs; Australians are now at risk from a bigger and more deadly attack – the attack on livelihoods and the resulting national and individual penury – because of the delay in their decision-making.

    Hence we now need another safeguard before those in charge can relieve themselves of the collateral damage of, perhaps, of some additional people contracting the disease, and this requirement that there be no collateral damage – no deaths or illness – is taking precedence over the clear and present danger if the lockdown is extended any longer.

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