Thursday Forum: April 23, 2020

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  1. Megan

    BBS! And so simple. My favourite kind of recipe. Probably my only kind these days.

  2. egg_

    We are already owned by the Chunks – poles and wires infrastructure, etc.
    Any talk of “war” with them is ridiculous – we are not in the same position as the US.
    Dream on.

  3. Bruce in WA:

    Do they have those little pink bits in the middle?
    Sorry, mate — that whooshing sound you hear is that going straight over my head.

    I was just channeling my Inner Hipster – the one who doesn’t know where the Sacred Vegemite Groves are, or how you don’t need to kill animals for food, just go to the supermarket instead.
    The little pink bits are the ?Pimento stuck in the middle…

  4. Bruce in WA

    Bruce, I could use some of your olives!
    PM sent.
    YAY!

    Email with address sent, Chris! Thumbs up!

  5. Bruce in WA

    I was just channeling my Inner Hipster – the one who doesn’t know where the Sacred Vegemite Groves are, or how you don’t need to kill animals for food, just go to the supermarket instead.
    The little pink bits are the ?Pimento stuck in the middle…

    Thanks, Winston — just me being a bit dense this afternoon …

  6. feelthebern

    Buy it from the Administrators.

    I don’t see how that is cashing in.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    The Dick Pussy Clusterfuck is a good reason to abolish “anti-hoon” laws.

    That is what kept the police there for so long

    Ah, perhaps not entirely.
    Plod often just leave the car and it gets picked up later.
    In which case they would simply remove the fuckwit from the scene in a cop car.
    I wonder if Mr Pussy had a hissy-fit about leaving his precious Porsche unattended, or demanding to see a warrant for the search.
    Probably withheld the proper rego number as well, making them cross-reference a VIN.

  8. Just for the thefrollickingmole* –
    From the summary, but you can always read the whole thing.

    In summary, despite a reported antiviral activity of chloroquine against COVID-19 in vitro, we
    found no evidence of a strong antiviral activity or clinical benefit of the combination of
    hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for the treatment of our hospitalized patients with
    severe COVID-19. Ongoing randomized clinical trials with hydroxychloroquine should provide
    a definitive answer regarding the alleged efficacy of this combination and will assess its safety.

    *Spelling should be “moll”.
    Unless you are referring to the animal.

  9. Bar Beach Swimmer

    thank you, Struth, for pointing that out.

    btw, numbers, it’s you who belongs to that generation.

  10. thefrollickingmole

    Which is precisely what you have done in your post.

    Well you are either
    A:very stupid or
    B:deliberately mendacious.

    I highlighted the exact portion which disproved your claim, nothing random about it.

    You: Post me one trial – just one – where it has been shown to be effective.

    Me: Chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for treatment of malaria, is shown to have apparent efficacy and acceptable safety against COVID-19 associated pneumonia in multicenter clinical trials conducted in China.

    Ive even highlighted the bit that shows you incorrect again, nothing random at all.

    And to answer my own question above Im embracing the healing power of “And”.

    And no, Im not going to teach you how to click on the link which has been posted 3 times and leads to a scientific paper which that extract is from.
    Teaching you to not eat the yellow snow would be an exercise in futility anyway.

  11. Tim Neilson

    OK numbers, now I get it.

    In order to shriek Orange Man Bad about letting Hydroxychloroquinine be used against the Chicom virus, you need to:
    (a) cry crocodile tear over lupus sufferers ; and
    (b) shut your eyes, put your hands over your ears and go “la la la can’t hear you” to deny the overwhelming evidence that Hydroxychloroquinine and zinc are very effective against the Chicom virus.

    What’s wrong with letting hospitals decide whether the available stocks of Hydroxychloroquinine are more urgently required for Chicom virus or lupus?

    Are you a medical expert? Can you tell from your armchair in Toowoomba the exact condition of every lupus sufferer and every Chicom virus sufferer on earth so as to decree that Hydroxychloroquinine shouldn’t be used for the Chicom virus?

    Answer – you’ve got no idea.

    So your Orange Man Bad rant falls to bits if you accept the overwhelming tidal wave of evidence, which doctors around the world seem to have no problem acting on, that Hydroxychloroquinine and zinc are very effective against the Chicom virus.

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    Haha, Numbers still in terminal TDS. Can’t accept the recommendation of thousands of doctors.

    Thousands of Doctors: Yes, Hydroxychloroquine Works Against Wuhan Coronavirus (6 Apr)

  13. feelthebern

    Plod often just leave the car and it gets picked up later.

    In NSW if you are doing 60k over the speed limit, you will be arrested.
    If you are doing the next bracket down (I can’t remember what the exact numbers are) you’re car is impounded, they take your plates for 3 months & auto matic suspension for 6 months.
    They prefer the car to be towed to your own home instead of having to haul the thing out to western Sydney.

  14. egg_

    Everything I predicted to happen, has happened.

    Get that, Twostix?

    I guess if you make enough outrageous lunatic predictions from your bunker some may come true, via random chance.

    20% chance of War with China?

    How did you determine that one?

    How has your CV-19 approach differed from the broken down driver knocking at a remote farmhouse door in the middle of the night and being blown away by a trigger happy gun wielding redneck scenario?

  15. thefrollickingmole

    Wang posts another study.
    Does this study disprove his tanty about Post me one trial – just one – where it has been shown to be effective.

    No
    No it doesnt.

  16. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    *Trump was deferred from service in Vietnam 5 times and has a weight problem.

    cojones mucho grande

  17. feelthebern

    Jared Leto.
    Great actor.
    Full weirdo though.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3425625, posted on April 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    section 117?

    Yeah.
    Show me the HC case law precedent which renders the current restrictions illegal under s117.
    Simply saying, “I Struth have determined that the vibe of thing makes it illegal”, or to quote that great legal mind Pauline Hansen, “Oi just don’t loike it!” doesn’t cut it.

  19. calli

    The Cat is very angry today. Even with the smiting.

  20. Struth

    thank you, Struth, for pointing that out.

    My parents the same.
    I think it has to do with them still watching television and believing what they are seeing.
    Their generation could not believe the lack of morality amongst the MSM.
    FFS, Notafan still believes all she is told, so you can’t blame the oldies, they are being bombarded with propaganda from the time they put the tv on.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wow, Mole, long time since I’ve heard that one. St Alfonso’s pancake breakfast!

  22. 132andBush

    Gez and Struth, re the truck driver issue.
    Couldn’t agree more 👍

  23. Struth

    That’s a bit of this generational who har.
    It’s the older they are the more they believe what they are seeing generally.
    They come from trusting generations.

  24. calli

    I blame the Bee Talking Points.

    It’s satire, guys. With a juicy element of truth to give it zing. And sting.

  25. feelthebern

    numbers is just paranoid.
    He thinks golfers in Melbourne will kill in.
    Or the beach goers in Perth.

  26. woolfe

    Incarnation of Bird was smote

  27. notafan

    I didn’t claim ‘expertise’ on super.

    I was claiming that I didn’t believe that there was a government conspiracy to confiscate it.

    What a sad little weirdo you have become.

    The open forum policeman telling everyone what opinions they are allowed to have and what topics they are allowed to discuss.

    You’d like all the Catholics barred, I know.

    All those little barbs about Cathallaxy.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who?

    Sorry, my fault. I got our usual friend smote again. I was hoping to get him back on track but Sinc was lurking.

  29. egg_

    The Dick Pussy Clusterfuck is a good reason to abolish “anti-hoon” laws.

    That is what kept the police there for so long.

    From previous, probably explains Porsches and Beemers left on the M4 shoulder West bound of a morning.
    One day a Beemer was on it’s side in the breakdown lane.
    Rich boys’ toys.

  30. calli

    Who? I think it was an Avian Visitation. He didn’t last long. I missed the offending post and can only assume it touched in the usual subject.

  31. Struth

    Y

    eah.
    Show me the HC case law precedent which renders the current restrictions illegal under s117.
    Simply saying, “I Struth have determined that the vibe of thing makes it illegal”, or to quote that great legal mind Pauline Hansen, “Oi just don’t loike it!” doesn’t cut it.

    Yeah it cuts it.

    The constitution does not have to have a case precedent regarding a law and make a decision based on it before it can be interpreted.
    That’s absurd rubbish.
    Are you telling the constitution was not in force From the First of Jan 1901 until the laws were tested and case precedented….really?
    To put it politely, don’t talk shit.

  32. egg_

    I blame the Bee Talking Points.

    There are some useful idiots here.

  33. calli

    I trust you don’t mean me, egg_. I’m a totally useless idiot.

  34. egg_

    you can’t blame the oldies, they are being bombarded with propaganda from the time they put the tv on.

    “The TV set in the Nursing Home rusted on the ABC”, per Habib.

  35. Struth

    It’s in plain English and it’s word is final until a referendum is held to change it.

  36. notafan

    I’m not the only one here who thinks there is an actual pandemic in the Northern hemisphere, based on reasonable reports, not mere proganganda but keep picking me out of the pack struth you gutless wonder with a keyboard.

    And noting the cat is still here and ‘they’ haven’t gotten to you yet.

  37. Mater

    TFM,
    The other day, Bob expended at least three full posts, and a truckload of pixels, defending one of his spelling mistakes, with some of the most outrageous bullshit you’ve ever seen.
    If you think he is going to concede, even an inch, when wrong, think again.
    To him, even maths (something as black and white as numbers and figures) can have “interpretations”.

    You’re as likely to teach a pig to sing, as you are to get Bob to concede…on anything. Just mock him.

    P.S. Bob, it’s still “aping”.

  38. Snoopy

    *Spelling should be “moll”.

    Nooo! I am in agreement with Numbers. The end days are here. No doubt.

  39. Struth

    numbers is just paranoid.
    He thinks golfers in Melbourne will kill in.
    Or the beach goers in Perth.

    Indeed, if only it were just that…

  40. Bar Beach Swimmer:

    Winston, thanks for filling in the climax, the others can watch it if they want to know how the film ended.

    Ouch!
    Sorry about that, I just approached it as a problem and figured out a way to solve it.
    I’ve not seen the movie and had no idea how it ended up.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3425632, posted on April 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Plod often just leave the car and it gets picked up later.

    In NSW if you are doing 60k over the speed limit, you will be arrested.

    In Viktorianistan it refers to vehicles being “impounded or immobilized”.
    But any suggestion of clamping it and leaving it would probably have had Mr Pussy jumping up and down.
    Not sure which Plod was there first but if they were a bit inexperienced they might have been bluffed by him.
    A more experienced Plod might have said, “Give us the keys and get in the back of the cop car!” and not taken any shit from him.
    One thing for sure and certain.
    They will make a yuuuge display of turning the very expensive Porsche into beer cans.
    They need three “hoon” offences.
    Yesterday they got him on speeding and drug driving.
    Once they get him to make a statement about who was driving during the incident in March, the car is toast.
    Will he do a Justice Minefield and nominate another driver?
    Ooooh.
    Prolly not.

  42. egg_

    Diesel Brothers in a Monster truck* make a guy an offer to buy his pickup at a fuel stop.
    *
    “That thing screams ‘I have a small penis'” – says the old guy.

  43. feelthebern

    Soft Hand Sharma flyer was in the letter box yesterday.

  44. Struth

    And noting the cat is still here and ‘they’ haven’t gotten to you yet.

    And when they get me, It’ll be all your fault for poo pooing the idea we’ve been taken over by tyranny, as you most certainly did, and I’ll never speak to you again.

  45. egg_

    I trust you don’t mean me

    The only sane person in the asylum?
    Where’s Stimpy these days?

  46. calli

    On BBS’s post about her dad.

    I’ve had vaguely similar conversations with my parents (89 not out). They are fearful, but not for themselves. They are constantly asking about the grandchildren and great grandchildren. All they want is for things to get back to normal and are itching to have their little treat – cake and a cappuccino at the café.

    They are tougher than people half their age.

  47. Farmer Gez

    FMD Numbers! Do you ever read the shit you post?

    There were 7 men and 4 women with a mean age of 58.7 years (range: 20-77), 8 had significant comorbidities associated with poor outcomes (obesity: 2; solid cancer: 3; hematological cancer: 2; HIV-infection: 1).
    At the time of treatment.

    The drug didn’t work well on basically dying people who had nothing to lose.
    This does not discount the other French study and it’s amazing that the authors make any such claim.
    The drug may not be of any use for people with multiple life threatening complications. That doesn’t mean that patients in good general health but with a severe C-19 infection may not benefit.

  48. MemoryFault

    Show me the HC case law precedent which renders the current restrictions illegal under s117.

    Leigh,
    One of the principle foundation stones of the separate colonies becoming a Federation of States was to allow for the free, unfettered, and unencumbered movement and trade between the States.

    If free, unfettered and unencumbered movement between the States is now going to be decided on the whim of some unelected, nameless bureaucrat then we may as throw away the Constitution and forget the whole thing.

  49. cohenite

    Davey Boy
    #3425417, posted on April 23, 2020 at 3:26 pm
    MARK LATHAM’S ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AMENDMENT (COMPLAINTS HANDLING) BILL 2020 INQUIRY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW
    Submissions close 26 April 2020
    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2583
    Click on the ‘Submissions’ tab

    Submission made. I urge everyone to make a brief paragraph or so submission about how the Tribunal is being abused for vexatious complaints.

  50. calli

    I’ll bake a file into a nutritious cake for you Struth. Just don’t break your teeth.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    The constitution does not have to have a case precedent regarding a law and make a decision based on it before it can be interpreted.

    Precedent is entirely the point.
    Which words specifically in s117, coupled with supporting case law, render any of the current state or gederal restrictions unconstitutional, given they have been clearly signalled as temporary and tied strictly to Kung Flu?
    Be a bit careful.
    You are not dealing with low information bus tourists here.

  52. cohenite

    *Spelling should be “moll”.
    Unless you are referring to the animal.

    Why is this creep still allowed to vomit his bile here.

  53. feelthebern

    Why is this creep still allowed to vomit his bile here.

    Keeps him off the streets.
    It’s a community service.

  54. Struth

    I’ll bake a file into a nutritious cake for you Struth. Just don’t break your teeth.

    Sniff,,,,….thanks……sniff, er …..chocolate?….sniff..

  55. egg_

    there is an actual pandemic in the Northern hemisphere

    The UK HCID declassified it as a contagious disease – as posted by Sinc and CL – how can it be called an epidemic, let alone a pandemic?

    The facts don’t matter?

    The danger of numpties with a keyboard.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    One of the principle foundation stones

    Foundation stones?
    Give me the words and the case law support which rendees the restrictions unconstitutional.
    Or is it the vibe of the thing?

  57. Struth

    Seems I am.

    I used to get professors on board often.
    Couldn’t find their arse with two hands and a mirror.

  58. feelthebern

    Foundation stones?

    Henry Parkes came down from Ayers Rocks with the Foundation Stones.
    That’s what Federation is based on.
    Plus a magic wombat.

  59. notafan

    Oh whatever.

    The UK blah blah.

    When the world has been calling it a pandemic since January.

    And I think they call that projection.

  60. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Wow, Mole, long time since I’ve heard that one. St Alfonso’s pancake breakfast!

    Bruce, I had to look that up – no idea what that was!

  61. So when are the Aliens going to get here with Scout ships we can buy and go prospecting for rare minerals?
    Huh?
    I bet if they did turn up and offered a mining ship and associated refinery for the price of a suburban house, the government would say ‘no’.

    Dream on…

  62. feelthebern

    Beware of declarations.
    ScoMo declared Australian businesses are only hibernating.

  63. So your Orange Man Bad rant falls to bits if you accept the overwhelming tidal wave of evidence, which doctors around the world seem to have no problem acting on, that Hydroxychloroquinine and zinc are very effective against the Chicom virus.

    And where is this “tidal wave of evidence”?

    Go back and read your link (on a Right wing website, not renowned for unbiased commentary when it comes to Trump.
    So three (count them) doctors, one in New York, one in New Jersey, and one in Los Angeles, reckon it’s a bit of alright?
    The Los Angeles medico commented –

    “Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results with a small group of patients, but he also warns that it’s still experimental, not widely-tested and much caution must still be used. “We have to be cautious and mindful that we don’t prescribe it for patients who have COVID who are well,” Cardillo said. “It should be reserved for people who are really sick, in the hospital or at home very sick, who need that medication. Otherwise we’re going to blow through our supply for patients that take it regularly for other disease processes.”

    Which was what I was referring to upthread.

    Here’s the quote from the one in New York (Dr Mohammud Alum) –

    Alam said he decided he could not apply the touted combination of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and antibiotic azithromycin because the side effects could be potentially fatal for his high-risk patients, many of whom had underlying heart issues.
    So instead, Alam replaced azithromycin with another decades-old antibiotic that doesn’t pose any known risks to the heart.

    The “touted combination” was what Trump was on about by the way. It’s always a worry when politicians give medical advice. It can kill people. Australian pollies have studiously avoided it, and as a consequence, we’re doing a lot better than the USA.
    And as for the “thousands” of doctors referred to in the byline –

    An international poll of thousands of doctors rated the Trump-touted anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine the best treatment for the novel coronavirus.
    Of the 6,227 physicians surveyed in 30 countries, 37 percent rated hydroxychloroquine the “most effective therapy” for combating the potentially deadly illness, according to the results released Thursday.

    So 37% rated it as effective, which means that 63% said it wasn’t. Hardly a ringing endorsement.
    And I’m still waiting for your links to the “tidal wave” of controlled studies.
    All of this from your link.
    When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, the best advice is always to stop digging….

  64. Struth

    Sect 117.

    A subject of the Queen resident in any state shall not be subject in any other state to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other state.

    Not too hard to grasp is it?

  65. Bruce of Newcastle

    BBS – After the ballad of Nanook he segues to St Alfonso. Zappa being Zappa. 😀

  66. notafan

    Not a contagious disease.

    Does that mean it can’t be passed from person to person?

    No need for PPE or masks or hand washing then?

    Why on earth aren’t you in charge of the world?

  67. cohenite

    The case law to do with S.117 is a mess. The defining recent case of Sweedman v Transport Accident Commission [2006] HCA 8; (2006) could not resolve whether S117 defended individual rights to move between states or whether individual rights had to be considered in a wider federal structural context.
    The first interpretation would arguably successfully impugn QLD’s prevention of incoming traffic from other states; the second would not assist such a claim.

  68. feelthebern

    Does that mean it can’t be passed from person to person?

    Next thing you’ll be saying is HIV/AIDS is contagious.

  69. MemoryFault

    Sniff,,,,….thanks……sniff, er …..chocolate?….sniff..

    Don’t sweat it, Struth.
    The ever helpful Reeducation Officers will have already broken your teeth for you.

  70. calli

    The NH is under the pump with this thing. We seemed to have dodged the bullet, for now.

    I can think of a half dozen reasons why, environmental and cultural.

    Not a pandemic? I’m pretty convinced it is. The government response overblown? You betcha. Why? Take your pick.

  71. …and I want Stasis Fields and disintegrator beam guns.

  72. vr

    She got a forgivable loan. Her employees hate her for it.

    Jamie Black-Lewis felt like she won the lottery after getting two forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

    Black-Lewis saw the $177,000 and $43,800 loans, one for each of the spas she owns in Washington state, as a lifeline she could use for payroll and other business expenses.

    She’d halted pay for the 35 employees — including herself — at Oasis Medspa & Salon, in Woodinville, and Amai Day Spa, in Bothell, in mid-March, when nonessential businesses in Washington closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    When Black-Lewis convened a virtual employee meeting to explain her good fortune, she expected jubilation and relief that paychecks would resume in full even though the staff — primarily hourly employees — couldn’t work.

    She got a different reaction.

    “It was a firestorm of hatred about the situation,” Black-Lewis said.

    The animosity is an unintended consequence of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted last month.

    The law, the CARES Act, offered $349 billion in loans for small businesses struggling as a result of Covid-19. Banks, backstopped by the federal government, can fully forgive the loans under certain conditions.

    Among them, the bulk of funds must go toward payroll, salaries must remain intact and employee head count must not decrease. Businesses have until June 30 to rehire laid-off or furloughed workers.

    Black-Lewis was trying to meet these rules, especially after her bank reiterated she must continue to pay workers for loan forgiveness.

    The anger came from employees who’d determined they’d make more money by collecting unemployment benefits than their normal paychecks.

  73. calli

    Are you mocking my proposed act of charity? No cake for you, Fault.

  74. cohenite

    One hopes the troll gets the chunk virus, is offered Hydroxy and has then to make the existential choice of living or dying or being true to it’s principles.

  75. Struth

    Precedent is entirely the point.

    Really, yes or no.
    Without case precedent, is it not law?

  76. Arky

    I told you Egg was too lazy and stupid to do any research.
    As always, I was right about everything. This is me “panicking”, according to the liar:
    ..
    Arky
    #3321486, posted on February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm
    Some centuries in the future they will tell of a time when the greatest civilisation ever conceived gave up every advantage it had and died to the screeching idiocy of a tiny minority of perverted morons.
    ..
    Arky
    #3349228, posted on March 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm
    Don’t panic, think ahead about the things you might need for the next two or three weeks, prepare, act, then sit back and relax.

    Arky
    #3349229, posted on March 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm
    And for Christ’s sake, don’t get on a cruise ship.
    But, that’s just commonsense at this stage.
    ..
    Arky
    #3348162, posted on March 8, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Any consumables you depend on in daily life, pick up a spare or two.
    And for Christ’s sake don’t get on a cruise ship.
    ..
    Arky
    #3347937, posted on March 8, 2020 at 5:03 pm
    Taiwan has developed a 15 minute test for Covid- 19.
    That is a complete game changer in this outbreak.
    Arky
    #3347553, posted on March 8, 2020 at 11:52 am
    The fatality rate isn’t the half of it.
    Right now most people are underplaying it, the consequences of what happened in China, what is happening in Italy hasn’t figured in their minds yet. When it does, people will over react.

  77. Eyrie

    Judging by the number of people and their behaviour today at the local shops, I’d say Toowoomba thinks the virus thingie is over. I was the only person with mask and gloves.
    Also got a pleasant surprise when buying a new torque wrench today. Total Tools had what I needed and actually weren’t total tools.

  78. Struth

    Don’t sweat it, Struth.
    The ever helpful Reeducation Officers will have already broken your teeth for you.

    Even the two I have left?

    Will they steal my Eye patch and cut me mullet orf?

  79. Arky

    But don’t worry, once he has realised he can’t upset me he will go back to saying disgusting shit about Notafan and providing Beaugan with some unasked for whiteknighting.
    What a turd.

  80. Farmer Gez

    Eyrie.
    You’re wearing gloves and a mask while buying a torque wrench.
    That is not a sight I would ever expect to see. Are you stirring your tea with the wrench?

  81. cohenite

    The anger came from employees who’d determined they’d make more money by collecting unemployment benefits than their normal paychecks.

    Who’da thunk.

  82. egg_

    As always, I was right about everything

    The asylum, indeed.

    Are you absent from your teaching job on medical grounds?

  83. Struth

    Case precedent.

    Pompous lawyers telling you not to interpret your own constitution until we judiciary have decided how we can work it to confuse things and make work, er I mean tell you what it means because, well, we can read, and none of you lower life forms can do it as well as we can.
    Lawyer X.

    But is it law before it is tested in a court , it most certainly is.
    And 117 , no matter what our judiciary do to muddy the waters is just too dam clear, and unfortunely doesn’t even say “until parliament decides otherwise”

    Dam……

  84. JC

    Judging by the number of people and their behaviour today at the local shops, I’d say Toowoomba thinks the virus thingie is over. I was the only person with mask and gloves.
    Also got a pleasant surprise when buying a new torque wrench today. Total Tools had what I needed and actually weren’t total tools.

    I noticed far more traffic from the past Monday onward. There was also heavy amount of traffic on a couple of main roads today-especially around peak. People seem to be heading back to work.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Struth
    #3425690, posted on April 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm
    Sect 117.

    A subject of the Queen resident in any state shall not be subject in any other state to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other state.

    Not too hard to grasp is it?

    Except there is a bunch of legal opinion and case law saying that it is not absolute in cases of temporary measures like this.

    “When I use a word,’ Struth said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    I realise that this thing has put a crimp in your mini-bus tours and piano accordion gigs, but running the bush lawyer Constitution thing is going nowhere.
    As I say, admit that it is the personal inconvenience that is pissing you off, rather than trying to pump it up into some great conspiracy to enslave the nation.

  86. MemoryFault

    Will they steal my Eye patch and cut me mullet orf?

    More likely to steal your eye, Struth.
    And they don’t like mullet. Snake is more to their taste.
    The one-eyed trouser variety.

  87. Howard Hill

    Caronavirus has now muted to the point it can be seen with the naked eye.
    Here’s what it looks like now

    A Japanese television station reported Thursday morning that an outbreak has been reported aboard a ship that has been docked for repairs since January. Apparently, hundreds of crew members were still living aboard the ship, despite the fact that it has been docked all this time.

  88. bespoke

    cohenite
    #3425701, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    One hopes the troll gets the chunk virus, is offered Hydroxy and has then to make the existential choice of living or dying or being true to it’s principles.

    He will take it.

  89. egg_

    Arky
    #3425704, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    We can both play that game, retard.

    How about guilting Struth about attending gigs?

  90. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I’m not the only one here who thinks there is an actual pandemic in the Northern hemisphere, based on reasonable reports,

    Nota,
    I agree with you on this. The problem is that in Australia the govt has utilised a one-size-fits-all approach and followed down the rabbit hole the European response. As I said the other day to Bespoke, it’s as if we bought a generic WHO Pandemic Response Plan without any realisation that 1) most Australians do not live like Europeans and 2) with no “purchase” of a Post-pandemic Plan.

    The Justinian the Great post outside the OT that I sent to my dad is the real situation here. That’s not to say that I don’t give the government any credit for how we’ve done. But what’s happening now is becoming ludicrous.

    I also think that the govt is concerned that if it removes the controls before 1 May, then what happens to the Job-Keeper and Job-Seeker payments, since that’s the date they commence. While all the people who have applied to the schemes will still require the assistance, the govt may look pretty stupid that the payments are just then starting and it’s all over. And that’s why they need the app. Because then they can’t be held to account; the govt’s decision will be made because of the information the the app reveals and not from the other two strategies. But it’s a high price to pay for everyone to pay for what the govt’s done.

  91. Farmer Gez

    You’re a sick man Numbers.
    So desperate to prove Trump wrong, you seek to discount any benefit that some people may get from using a prescribed medicine, that a number of doctors say has helped in some cases.
    Are you that keen for it to fail?
    Have a good hard look at yourself. Hope is not a bad thing in dark times.

  92. Arky

    We can both play that game, retard.

    ..
    Apparently not.
    Lets discuss this in person rather than bore everyone.

  93. calli

    the govt may look pretty stupid that the payments are just then starting and it’s all over

    Pride is always a factor. Very few people are ever prepared to admit they are wrong.

  94. Overburdened

    I hear from a reliable source that the revenue collection arm of the nsw government is attacking the punters for driving during the current fiscal emergency.

    Remarkably it went from being called a Force to a Service.

  95. Overburdened

    I love to watch blokes who think they can go at it.

  96. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Ouch!
    Sorry about that, I just approached it as a problem and figured out a way to solve it.
    I’ve not seen the movie and had no idea how it ended up.

    well, then, some good Poirot deduction going on there. But not quite the end; I won’t give away the rest of it, so no prize for you! (I’m typing on my PC, not as usual on my phone, so no idea about how to post a smile!)

  97. egg_

    providing Beaugan with some unasked for whiteknighting.

    I came to his support when you were personally attacking him (over the Cuba jaunt*), for telling you to calm down.
    We weren’t the only ones, incidentally.
    At the time you were the only one here raging about the situation pre lockdown.

    *Totally unrelated, like a school girl b1tch.

    Get help.

  98. cohenite

    Trouble is if you cross the QLD border your next port of call if you challenge the fine is a Magistrate who will not give flying fuck about S.117 and will only be interested in a really good, sensible excuse for defying the restriction. Then it’s up the food chain until you enter the hallowed hall of the HC and wheel out your argument of irreducible rights under S.117.

  99. egg_

    I love to watch blokes who think they can go at it.

    Soccer Mum?

  100. Arky

    Yeah mate.
    In person or forget it.

  101. Geriatric Mayfly

    Managed a 10kg bag of bread flour today. Still trying to calculate it value against rolls of toilet paper, in case word gets out and I have to barter.

  102. Howard Hill

    Trouble is if you cross the QLD border your next port of call if you challenge the fine is a Magistrate who will not give flying fuck about S.117 and will only be interested in a really good, sensible excuse for defying the restriction. Then it’s up the food chain until you enter the hallowed hall of the HC and wheel out your argument of irreducible rights under S.117.

    Only just-us for the filthy rich 🙁

  103. egg_

    Lets discuss this in person

    You and your tough mate, Jupes?

    91 kg lean body mass here – more than MarkL/Knuckle Dragger?

  104. Ellie

    What’s the rule on lovers visiting? Do you actually have to be in a domestic relationship – you know – bound to each other in matrimonial bliss?

  105. Arky

    91 kg lean body mass here

    ..
    Good oh.
    See you when we get the boxing night up and going.
    No one cares about your issues with me.
    See you then.

  106. MemoryFault

    Mayfly,

    In a pinch you can eat toilet paper.
    Ever tried to wipe your arse with flour?

  107. egg_

    Marcus Adonis No.2, remember?

  108. Bar Beach Swimmer

    feelthebern
    #3425671, posted on April 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    BBS is a girl?

    Ok, I had to move to my phone for that, Bern,👠👠

  109. Howard Hill

    Man’s best friend could be answer to early whuPoo flu detection.

    Sorry. please replace “Man” with whatever pronoun you identify as.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    In a pinch you can eat toilet paper.

    And turn it into surgical masks!
    Worth at least another can of baked beans per roll when trading.

  111. Geriatric Mayfly

    In a pinch you can eat toilet paper.
    Ever tried to wipe your arse with flour?

    No MF. I prefer flour of the pure white variety, not that so called healthy, hippy discoloured stuff.

  112. egg_

    You cannot owe your loyalty to a political party, government, church, team, club or any other single organisation. All of these are subject to infiltration and take over by those elements who have antithetical aims to the founding doctrine of the organisation. And this is precisely what happens.

    Like Nota and Dover being arch hypocrites?

  113. JC

    cohenite
    #3425732, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Trouble is if you cross the QLD border your next port of call if you challenge the fine is a Magistrate who will not give flying fuck about S.117 and will only be interested in a really good, sensible excuse for defying the restriction. Then it’s up the food chain until you enter the hallowed hall of the HC and wheel out your argument of irreducible rights under S.117.

    What would that cost, Cronkite.. from the magistrate to the HC.

  114. Arky

    I need a definite yes or no.
    Hurry up.
    I have things to do.

  115. Howard Hill

    In a pinch you can eat toilet paper.

    And turn it into booz!

  116. MemoryFault

    I prefer flour of the pure white variety, not that so called healthy, hippy discoloured stuff.

    Mayfly, wipe your arse with it and it won’t really matter what colour you started out with.

  117. Infidel Tiger King

    Afternoon all, have I missed anything?

  118. notafan

    Exactly BBS

    You’d think all those cosmopolitan politicians and bureaucrats could have used their Sesame Street skills and won one game of ‘one of these things is not like the others’ but no.

    Urban sprawl in Australian cities is now a very good thing.

    Which many of us have pointed out for weeks.

    We can even exercise in our numerous parks without bumping shoulders with hundreds of other people, though they are admittedly a bit busier than usual on the weekend.

  119. cohenite

    What would that cost, Cronkite.. from the magistrate to the HC.

    Assuming the HC accepted the case after it went through the Fed Court, at least one QC, a couple of Juniors and a pack of instructing solicitors and depending how bigger a bastard the Federal government was, at least $500,000 – $1 mill.

  120. JC

    Marcus Adonis No.2, remember?

    Who can forget Marcus Adonis. When he gets a decent clipping, like the time he stole stuff and then posted it with the words slightly changed around, it took about a year for him to come back here under another disguise. He should be back soon because i think its been a little over a year now. The idiot always gives it away though, because he absolutely despises me and can’t hold back the venom. When he goes into venom mode, all the adjectives in the Oxford dictionary come out. Very funny. What a piker.

  121. Sean

    Looks like Wu-Flu is gone in Darwin. The dry season should see it disappear over winter.

  122. Bruce in WA

    What’s the rule on lovers visiting? Do you actually have to be in a domestic relationship – you know – bound to each other in matrimonial bliss?

    I think just concupiscent will cover it, Ellie.

  123. mh

    Arky vs Egg fight night.

    Make it happen.

    This has the support of Cats.

  124. notafan

    ‘Nota and Dover’

    Do go on Mr Bigoty Bigot

    Expand on your theory of Catholic arch hypocrisy.

    All eyes.

  125. Rockdoctor

    Just a cheers to all with advice from last night. Have talked to some today & got a sense of caution from some as well the roller-coaster may not be over. Mining I know well and have many contacts so may dip my toe in the water there as I can smell BS in the ASX announcements if they try to put one over. Have had a look at Comsec today & Citibank, am trying to track down an old supervisor who was big into shares now in retirement as well.

  126. Arky

    mh
    #3425759, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    Arky vs Egg fight night.

    ..
    Egg might just want to chat.
    I didn’t start giving my body weight or physique.
    Might even want a chat on the phone.
    Either or.
    Doesn’t worry me.

  127. MemoryFault

    Afternoon all, have I missed anything?

    No, the nuking of China isn’t due to start until 9.00pm

  128. Leigh Lowe

    What’s the rule on lovers visiting? Do you actually have to be in a domestic relationship – you know – bound to each other in matrimonial bliss?

    In Viktorianistan it covers “people in an intimate relationship”.
    Whatever that means.

  129. Infidel Tiger King

    Urban sprawl in Australian cities is now a very good thing.

    Look at California.

    A third world state where people shit in the streets and millions live in abject squalor managed to avoid the virus almost completely.

    Sunshine, suburbs and space. That is how man is meant to live.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3425753, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Afternoon all, have I missed anything?

    And that is exactly what the Punjabi truck driver said.

  131. mh

    Arky, why boxing?

    Why not no rules?

  132. Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle

    Wasn’t that Turnbull cork head the same PM who called a Double Dissolution and then promptly forgot why he did it and campaigned so well we coined a term ‘social distancing’

  133. Keith Forwheels

    Rockdoctor
    #3425761, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    RockDr, if I may ask, what type of minerals / metals & geology are / were you specialising in?

  134. mh

    And that is exactly what the Punjabi truck driver said.

    Oh no. Don’t tell me it was a third worlder on a 457? I haven’t followed that story closely.

  135. Arky

    Why not no rules?

    ..
    We’re not savages.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wasn’t that Turnbull cork head the same PM who called a Double Dissolution and then promptly forgot why he did it and campaigned so well we coined a term ‘social distancing’

    Indeed.

  137. Overburdened

    I can’t seem to find the clip of bum fights on YouTube.

  138. calli

    I go off to cook dinner and now there’s a fight brewing? Is Arma running a book?

    I want manly men well oiled and loincloth-ed. No holds barred.

    It’ll be just like World Championship Wrestling. Jack Little will be with us in spirit.

  139. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Also got a pleasant surprise when buying a new torque wrench today. Total Tools had what I needed and actually weren’t total tools.

    That made me laugh, Eyrie!

  140. Overburdened

    Unless you are all piss and wind, two things-

    He’s not your mate

    The only one to complain about the rules are losers.

  141. Rockdoctor

    Kieth

    Coal mostly but have forayed into hard rock minerals like when I have had to.

  142. mh

    I want manly men well oiled and loincloth-ed. No holds barred.

    calli, it’s not that type of blog.

  143. calli

    Oh yes it is! 😁

    Good times.

  144. Ellie

    I want manly men well oiled and loincloth-ed. No holds barred.

    Calli!! Please give a thought for single women in lockdown.

  145. Kev

    1735099
    #1149902, posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    We were trained on the Browning 9mm.
    Basically a toy.

    Training at Swanbourne we thought they were deadly in close quarter combat but then we believed in what were doing rather than whatever you were thinking.

  146. Top Ender

    Top Ender is it true you guys are allowed to attend Dawn service?

    Nope. The cenotaphs are all shut; no catafalque parties etc, no formal ceremonies.

    I think the Darwin mayor got a bit mis-interpreted on the radio the other day. He said there was nothing to stop people turning up in the day and laying a wreath or whatever.

    Something like that.

  147. Overburdened

    Calli

    Gladiators in the Colosseum it would not be.

    More likely appear rock scissors.

  148. Ellie

    The brain is the most powerful organ though … apparently.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    RockDr, if I may ask, what type of minerals / metals & geology are / were you specialising in?

    One for Rock Doctor!

  150. MemoryFault

    calli, it’s not that type of blog.

    That’s right. No sissy loincloth around here.
    We wear barbed wire jockettes.

  151. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #3425732, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Trouble is if you cross the QLD border your next port of call if you challenge the fine is a Magistrate who will not give flying fuck about S.117 

    Consider a parallel universe.
    State governments bow to Judge Struth presiding and say “ooooh. Section 117. Can’t put the clamps on.”
    But state and Federal CMO’s issue a strong advisory that no-one should travel across state borders or leave their home town but, hey, can’t legally stop you due s.117.
    Struth, the proprietor of Hairy Chested Tours starts taking bookings for his tour from BrisVegas to Lake Eyre and back.
    Except Struth’s insurer says, “uh-uh, no PL or PI cover whilst the advisories are in place”.
    “Fuck it” says Struth. “It’s my right. S117”, and picks up passengers from the airport.
    They are a bit nervous but Dr Struth assures them that they probably won’t get it, and, anyways, it is no worse than a cold.
    After a week, ten people on the bus come down with Kung Flu, and three die.
    Here is where another facet of the law comes into play.
    The uninsured Hairy Chested Tours gets sued and Dr/Judge Struth loses his bus, his piano accordian, his house, the lot.
    What follows next?
    Stoic hairy chested acceptance of his lot?

  152. Overburdened

    Paper rock scissors ffs

  153. Keith Forwheels

    Rockdoctor
    #3425779, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Kieth

    Coal mostly but have forayed into hard rock minerals like when I have had to.

    RD, met, thermal or both? In terms of mid caps to juniors who would you rate as having best producing met assets vs met reserves (if you are able to comment)? Does anything stand out to you?

  154. Eyrie

    What you can and can’t do during lockdown:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVs5AyjzwRM&feature=emb_logo

    via Bob Zimmerman at http://www.behindtheblack.com

    Spaceflight enthusiasts may know the site.

  155. Howard Hill

    That’s right. No sissy loincloth around here.
    We wear barbed wire jockettes.

    Ah fuck. Now you’ve ruined my breakfast.

  156. Overburdened

    The suffering of single men in isolation is not to be downplayed.

    Particularly if the isolation has not in anyway interfered with social activities.

  157. calli

    Hah! I mention manly men and along comes Kev talking guns of the serious variety in close quarter combat.

    I love this place.

  158. Mater

    1735099
    #1149902, posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    We were trained on the Browning 9mm.
    Basically a toy.

    Training at Swanbourne we thought they were deadly in close quarter combat but then we believed in what were doing rather than whatever you were thinking.

    Just more bluster and big noting from Bob.
    He might say they’re a “toy”, but he goes all in for banning anyone from having one in this country.
    Clearly not such a “toy” after all.

  159. Steve trickler

    Pecos Hank. Madill Oklahoma 4-22-20

    I’ve been up close to a willy-willy. ( :

    Nothing like this though.

  160. Tintarella di Luna

    Street v Queensland Bar Association was a s117 case

  161. Mother Hubbard's Dog

    What’s the rule on lovers visiting? Do you actually have to be in a domestic relationship – you know – bound to each other in matrimonial bliss?

    Of course they have to be legally married. Or every Ho in Australia will be competing with Typhoid Mary.

  162. Nick

    Gladys Berejiklian urges Muslims to observe social distancing restrictions during Ramadan after Christians stayed apart over Easter

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just more bluster and big noting from Bob.
    He might say they’re a “toy”, but he goes all in for banning anyone from having one in this country.
    Clearly not such a “toy” after all.

    Pay that one, Mater.

  164. Nick

    Gladys Berejiklian urges Mueslis to observe social distancing restrictions during Ramadan after Christians stayed apart over Easter

  165. MemoryFault

    Now you’ve ruined my breakfast.

    That’s okay. Mayfly’s got some flour you can clean it up with.

  166. calli

    And now my thoughts wing their way back to Port Stanley, and the museum with its artefacts and the memorials in the streets. And the personnel carriers wending their way through the little streets lined with picket fences.

  167. Mother Hubbard's Dog

    You say Muesli. I say freedom fighter. If this lockdown goes on much longer I might have to become a Muesli myself. Just to get some human company.

  168. Geriatric Mayfly

    Coal mostly but have forayed into

    Yea Verily. The mark of Satan.

  169. bespoke

    Hah! I mention manly men and along comes Kev talking guns of the serious variety in close quarter combat.

    Yeah nah! I bet a three year old girl could bully that guy.

    😎

  170. MatrixTransform

    did I just hear on the news (spit) that 450,000 people just requested early release of super because covid19?

    is 450,000 * $10,000 = 4,500,000,000 ?

    why yes I did, and yes it is?

    $4.5B … sounds like quite a lot of money

  171. Gab

    Fear not, Kev.

    Whatever he sprouts out, we take the opposite to be true. It’s a rule.

  172. Fisky

    Mike Brrrrrd
    @Birdyword
    ·
    31m
    Vietnam is lifting most of its Coronavirus lockdown restrictions tomorrow. It has reported under 300 cases,180,000 tests, no deaths.

    672 tests per detected case, highest in the world by miles. Next highest, Taiwan, has done 132.1 tests per case.

    Vietnam and Taiwan have done an amazing job. Why? Because they were the first to impose travel bans on China. As a result their economies are booming, they’ve hardly been touched by this.

    Travel bans and immigration restriction are the future. If you want prosperity, you gotta seal those borders tight shut.

  173. Hay Stockard

    After seeing uniformed soldiers backing Statz Polizi again I am over it.
    They fucked Anzac Day this year. So they can have it. They tainted it it’s theirs.
    No more of their services with the self important “notables”.,no more listening to some officer
    Detailed to repeat the same drivel. No more having to present stuff. It’s all theirs.
    Heaps of other rememberamce days for me in the year. And none of the scum there.
    Well done leftards. You’ve won. A pile of stinking ruins.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Tintarella di Luna

    #3425801, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Street v Queensland Bar Association was a s117 case

    Is that the one centred more or less on professional restraint of trade?

  175. DrBeauGan

    My case from Jacob’s Creek containing a sparkling rosé has arrived. I’m not scared of anything. It is in the freezer for thirty minutes, only five of them left.

    If I turn into a girl after drinking it, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  176. Nick

    It’s working already, Beaugy )

  177. Leigh Lowe

    DrBeauGan

    #3425819, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    My case from Jacob’s Creek containing a sparkling rosé

    Extrémély gáy.

  178. Rockdoctor

    Kieth

    Mostly CQ metallurgical, some PCI, thermal till now only consisted of the preceding owner of Adani’s tenement. Also CSG and lignite to some exposure elsewhere…

  179. calli

    You know you’ll have to smoke a big fat stinky cigar as you drink it.

  180. bespoke

    Fear not, Kev.

    Whatever he sprouts out, we take the opposite to be true. It’s a rule.

    LOL!

    .. into giving up a parking space.

    😎

  181. Snoopy

    After seeing uniformed soldiers backing Statz Polizi again I am over it.
    They fucked Anzac Day this year. So they can have it. They tainted it it’s theirs.

    The obligatory Welcome to country was the end.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The obligatory Welcome to country was the end.

    I found it insulting and patronizing, to say the least.

  183. Crossie

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3425765, posted on April 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    Urban sprawl in Australian cities is now a very good thing.

    Look at California.

    A third world state where people shit in the streets and millions live in abject squalor managed to avoid the virus almost completely.

    Sunshine, suburbs and space. That is how man is meant to live.

    But no, we are told we are being wasteful of resources, we must be herded into those tall boxes and then onto the renewables run public transport. Private car ownership and travel must be stamped out.

  184. kaysee

    China Coronavirus Reacts Significantly to Sun and Heat

    The University of Maryland mapped severe COVID-19 outbreaks with local weather patterns around the world, from the US to China. They found that the virus thrives in a certain temperature and humidity channel. “The researchers found that all cities experiencing significant outbreaks of COVID-19 have very similar winter climates with an average temperature of 41 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, an average humidity level of 47% to 79% with a narrow east-west distribution along the same 30–50 N” latitude”, said the University of Maryland.
     
    It does not do well in hotter and more humid environments.

    Does this mean that Global Warming is good for the planet?

  185. MemoryFault

    After seeing uniformed soldiers backing Statz Polizi again I am over it.
    They fucked Anzac Day this year. So they can have it. They tainted it it’s theirs.

    Pandanus Park, maybe?

  186. Hay Stockard

    People who want to fight in real time with an anonymous poster from the internet are as pathetic as people who threaten to sue anonymous posters on the internet.
    But if it is on and there is an open bar I’ll come,andwatch.

  187. C.L.

    I’ve Arkied up and am determined to restore an old desk.
    I would have paid a French polisher to do it but apparently if you can find one, they’re more expensive than brain surgeons.
    No videos.

  188. MemoryFault

    It does not do well in hotter and more humid environments.

    So the Grey Nomads have had it right all along.

  189. Arky

    People who want to fight in real time with an anonymous poster from the internet are as pathetic

    ..
    Not as pathetic as those who go online, get tanked up and abuse and lie about others.

  190. Knuckle Dragger

    Fucking hell.

    Did I get challenged to fisticuffs just before? Something about 91kg of lean muscle?

    The blokes going on about that sort of ‘lean muscle’ usually end up leaning over. To the horizontal.

    C’mon, mystery internet person. I’ll have ya mate.

    Have ya with termada sauce mate. The fuck you lookin’ at?

  191. Hay Stockard

    Snoopy,
    We just had an acknowledgement of King Billy Cokebottle and the other original owners.
    But if some chocko boasted to me about being involved,with this present unconstitutional and
    ultra vires state of affairs I’d deck the cunt.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Vicar of Rugby gawn!!!

  193. DrBeauGan

    My case from Jacob’s Creek containing a sparkling rosé

    Extrémély gáy.

    So people said. Real men don’t drink rosé, and all.

    Real men try anything and don’t give a fying fluck what others think.

  194. Snoopy

    I’ve Arkied up and am determined to restore an old desk.

    Finish a leg or something small before sanding back the whole thing.

  195. Fisky

    ABC News
    @abcnews
    ·
    1m
    #BREAKING: Raelene Castle has resigned from her position as chief executive of Rugby Australia.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not as pathetic as those who go online, get tanked up and abuse and lie about others.

    On the Cat? Never!

  197. Tel

    Vietnam and Taiwan have done an amazing job. Why? Because they were the first to impose travel bans on China. As a result their economies are booming, they’ve hardly been touched by this.

    Russia closed their border to China early, but left the border into Europe open. That delayed the inevitable and the disease took the dog-leg route from China into Europe and then Russia … now Russia is ramping up at the time everyone else is ramping down. Not sure whether that makes them any better off overall.

    Soon it’s doing the full three-way, which is China into Europe and then into Russia and back to China again, thus defeating the whole point of the Chinese lockdown. All in this together, buddy!!

  198. notafan

    Where did you see ‘uniformed soldiers’ (what other kind are there?) backing Statz Polizi in Victoria?

    And if it was in Europe what had that hot to do with ANZAC day?

  199. C.L.

    After seeing uniformed soldiers backing Statz Polizi again I am over it.
    They fucked Anzac Day this year. So they can have it. They tainted it it’s theirs.

    I’ve been going on for years about how ANZAC Day was Shinto ancestor worship and a jingoistic load of bollocks being slowly institutionalised by statists, look-at-moi politicians, culture gravy trainers and phony ADF “Diggers.”

    Remembrance Day, folks. 11/11 – 11 am. That’s it.

  200. kaysee

    Evolution theories 😺
     
    One
     
    Two

  201. mh

    Raelene gone?

    She’ll get snapped up straight away.

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘My case from Jacob’s Creek containing a sparkling rosé’

    Be sure to stack your Hyundai GirlCar into four or five parked cars, leave half a bottle in your own car then ring a mate to come get you and take you to your other mate’s house because your girlfriend’s peeved before hiding from your adoring public.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Have ya with termada sauce mate. The fuck you lookin’ at?

    True to form.
    What is the first question at a Collingwood FC trivia night?
    Wadda you fuggin’ lookin’ at, xunt?

  204. Hay Stockard

    Arky,
    I agree. I hate liars. Sober or not.
    Anyway keep me posted on the fight night.
    Cheers little kiwi bro.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    Vicar of Rugby gawn!!!

    She’s been Folaued.
    Can I say that?

  206. Howard Hill

    People who want to fight in real time with an anonymous poster from the internet are as pathetic as people who threaten to sue anonymous posters on the internet.

    There are so many sensory elements missing when communicating in type that nothing should be taken seriously. But butheads are gunna but 🙂

  207. cohenite

    As I noted Sweedman v Transport Accident Commission [2006] HCA 8 is the case on S.117 and has a bet each way as to whether S.117 protects individual rights of movement or whether it has a wider meaning to do with fed/state allocation of power. The first would assist Struth, the second would not.

    But head prefect has asked for a cost estimate of bringing a case to the HC and no doubt is prepared to stump up the 1/2 mill to prosecute the individual rights interpretation of S.117.

    Struth should load up his VW, get all his clients to sign disclaimers in case they catch the chunk virus and send the bill to head prefect.

  208. Nick

    Vicar of Rugby gawn!!!

    Oh, attacked and hounded out because of her gender.
    #illscoffwithyou

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Fisky

    #3425844, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    ABC News
    @abcnews
    ·
    1m
    #BREAKING: Raelene Castle has resigned from her position as chief executive of Rugby Australia.

    But, but, didn’t bandana man say she would be in the job at Christmas?

  210. Hay Stockard

    C.L.
    That’s true about Remembrance Day. And no pissed up,idiots.

  211. bespoke

    I’ve been going on for years about how ANZAC Day was Shinto ancestor worship and a jingoistic load of bollocks being slowly institutionalised by statists, look-at-moi politicians, culture gravy trainers and phony ADF “Diggers.”

    Not in small towns at least.

  212. Rex Mango

    Steve T, that was an excellent tornado video. Consider myself tornado video connoisseur & that showed everything in the lifecycle of one.

  213. Hay Stockard

    Notafan,
    It was alluding to the way the cops carry on.
    I do now realise that you are from Victoria but please try to keep up, there’s a dear.

  214. Struth

    Except there is a bunch of legal opinion and case law saying that it is not absolute in cases of temporary measures like this.

    I’m sure there is.
    I’m sure there is legal opinion that interprets it as the right to fiddle with kiddies.

    Yes and cohenite is correct as well.

    You are dribbling shit in the judiciary and lawyers are dishonest pompous wankers with zero integrity.
    I’m just pointing out that they are acting above the rule of Law, which they most certainly are.
    I never said I would take them on based on it, how fucking naive do you think I am?
    I am right, you know it, but the judiciary have the guns on their side.
    You can interpret the word black to mean white and there is sweet fuck all any of us can do about it.

    But that sect 117 could not be clearer and our border crossing armed boofheads are acting unconstitutionally.
    That is clear, and your pathetic “there’s legal opinion” argument is expected, pompous, meaningless and laughable.

  215. Nick

    Lol

    The NRL’s road to resumption has hit another roadblock, with broadcast partner Channel Nine describing the proposed May 28 restart date as “premature”.

    Just 24 hours after ARL commissioner Wayne Pearce boldly declared the NRL season would “definitely” resume on May 28, the code’s free-to-air partner has slammed the brakes on plans that have 16 clubs preparing to return to training in just over a week’s time.

  216. Old Lefty

    God knows we need some good news I these troubled times. First the Pell acquittal, and now Raelene Castle going!!!!

  217. Tel

    My case from Jacob’s Creek containing a sparkling rosé

    Mix it down with some cheap beer and a big squeeze of lime, serve it cold enough and you would hardly notice. I wasn’t a student for nothing you know.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The Herald Sun has been told the truck was in the third lane of traffic before it veered across the freeway and crashed into the Porsche and police officers.’

    Oh.

    Where were all those people talking about emergency lanes? Oh.

  219. Leigh Lowe

    Struth should load up his VW, get all his clients to sign disclaimers in case they catch the chunk virus and send the bill to head prefect.

    That was where I was going earlier.
    If the brakes are released on total freedom of movement but there are strong health advisories and no insurance, how many people would risk losing their house?
    Oh, and what are the value of disclaimers and releases signed by customers when the shit hits the fan?

  220. Rex Mango

    KD, just saw Shane Patton deputy Vicpol commissioner on 7.30 & he didn’t address it directly, but something fishy about that truck. Wonder if truck driver knew porsch driver.

  221. Old Lefty

    Where does La Castle (assuming she does identify as cent) go next? A gig at the ABC? I’m sure she would keep up the ABC Sports tradition of excusing Peter Roebuck.

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Where did you see ‘uniformed soldiers’ (what other kind are there?) backing Statz Polizi in Victoria?’
    ….
    ‘Notafan,
    It was alluding to the way the cops carry on.
    I do now realise that you are from Victoria but please try to keep up, there’s a dear.’

    Mmmmkay. It would appear Mr Pusey’s left some of his stash out.

  223. Leigh Lowe

    Shorter version.
    I am right about the Constitution.
    Except for a century of judgements and a battalion of judges I am right.
    Totally.

  224. bespoke

    Channel Nine describing the proposed May 28 restart date as “premature”.

    More money in fear and loathing.

  225. Hay Stockard

    Bespoke,
    True and I’m moved whenever I see a memorial in a small town.
    Unfortunately I am stuck with Martin Place or Bomdi Beach for the Dawn Service.
    Waverley Park for the next.,And finally the Surf Club.
    Every jack-in-office wants to get in on the act. Well it’s all theirs now.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    Where does La Castle (assuming she does identify as cent) go next?

    I was thinking Defense Minister.
    Only she could make the sub project something truly memorable.

  227. calli

    But, but, didn’t bandana man say she would be in the job at Christmas?

    The Clown of Doom spaketh.

  228. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old Lefty
    #3425867, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    God knows we need some good news I these troubled times. First the Pell acquittal, and now Raelene Castle going!!!!”

    Yes…the winning trifecta will be complete when Trump is reelected in November.

  229. DrBeauGan

    You know you’ll have to smoke a big fat stinky cigar as you drink it.

    I drank it with heinz tomato and vegetable soup out of a packet, a kranski smoked sausage I bought by mistake, and a beef and gristle pie, ditto. Finishing off with a cigar.

    .My cigars are not stinky. The term you want is ‘aromatic’.

  230. Hay Stockard

    Knuckles,
    Leave Notafan alone you cad or I shall call you out and thrash you.

  231. Old Lefty

    Identify as female. Autocorrect is a curse.

    The inventor of autocorrect died today. May he rust in piss.

  232. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #3425856, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    As I noted Sweedman v Transport Accident Commission [2006] HCA 8 is the case on S.117 and has a bet each way as to whether S.117 protects individual rights of movement or whether it has a wider meaning to do with fed/state allocation of power. The first would assist Struth, the second would not.

    I don’t think there is such a conflict.
    It seems that the High Court doesn’t like a permanent crimp being put in an individual’s rights to ply their trade across state borders, but are more relaxed about temporary federal/state arrangements like we see now.
    Can anyone remember any legal dramas when Darwin was effectively put under martial law post Cyclone Tracy?

  233. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old Lefty
    #3425873, posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    Where does La Castle (assuming she does identify as cent) go next? A gig at the ABC? I’m sure she would keep up the ABC Sports tradition of excusing Peter Roebuck.”

    Can’t wait for the wailing to start…..that Castle is a “victim” of misogyny and white men and racism and all the rest of the crap that people will scream.

  234. harrys on the boat

    St. Georges Day today (No Surrender), so speaking to my mates back in blighty, especially one who celebrates a birthday today. It was an interesting. They laughed at the $1600 fines, its 30 quid over there, not that any have been handed out. Also businesses are back opening but, unfortunately, not the pubs and apparently the premier league will re-start and be finished by July.

    Australia’s numbers just didn’t calculate with them, as they said if the UK waited for those figures, it’d be 2 years away.

  235. Rex Mamgo

    Just heard on Sky News that US foreign investment in Aust is 27% of total = $1 Trillion & is ten times that of Chinese investment.

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