Open Forum: May 23, 2020

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  1. Steve trickler

    OldOzzie.

    About time the miserable bastards copped a whack.

  2. Fair Shake

    Where be our Daniel Andrews ? Other State Premiers are feeling the heat for their China Flu lockdown. Why does our Supreme Leader escape scrutiny?

  3. Gab

    If you have an interest in sexual deviance go and blog about it at Opinion Dominion.

    Ahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha!

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Zerafa can afford to smack talk, because he can back it up.

    I watch both his fights against Horn. He towelled the Hornet up comprehensively in the first bout, and ‘outpointed’ doesn’t do the term justice. Horn to flogged to bits, then said post-fight he was just feeling a bit off that day.

    The second one was heading the same way, except that Zerafa opened a massive cut on Horn who, with wobbly legs and eyes rolling back in his sockets was generously offered an additional minute and a half in the ninth (I think) by the ref to have his cut looked at by the ringside doc. Obviously, to the fury of Zerafa and his corner.

    Horn got enough oxygen in during that 90 seconds to keep upright for the rest of the fight and got home. Disgraceful result. If Mundine thinks he can get near Zerafa he’s dreaming for a reaming.

    Zerafa is:
    Too young;
    Too quick;
    Too fast;
    Too hard; and
    Too good.

  5. Once you’ve been reimbursed, you’ve paid nothing and you’ve gained the value of the labour performed.

    FFS, where are you hearing this?
    Also, most businesses will have to add $300 of their own money to every $1500 payment, some will have to add $375 of their own dosh.

    Many of the people on JobKeeper are at home doing nothing.
    Got a quick opinion on the value of labour the business owner is getting from that? (for $300-$375 of their own money, plus administration costs)

    Many others are doing make-work just to be kept busy, jobs that would not otherwise be done.
    There is little value to the business in that work, be lucky if it is worth the $375 add-on, never mind the “free” $1500 worth of labour.

    You are, as Elvis & other say, tedious.
    Odious.

  6. OldOzzie

    How SpaceX’s sleek spacesuit changes astronaut fashion from the space shuttle era

    A new breed of spaceship requires a new breed of spacesuits.

    For the first time since the space shuttle era a decade ago, American astronauts are expected to fly to space aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft May 27, marking the first commercial crew flight for NASA and the first time astronauts will launch from American soil in nearly a decade.

    Long-time space watchers will notice one thing different about the spiffy spacesuits that Crew-1 astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will wear: they are not the orange “pumpkin” flight suits astronauts used to wear during the launch phase of shuttle flights managed by NASA.

  7. A question.

    Has Anita Sarkeesian started fighting the patriarchy after she went broke and become a plumber or a waste management technician?

    We desperately need more women in these fields.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    *got flogged*

    Dammit.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    “Legalise Sedition
    #3461772, posted on May 23, 2020 at 11:59 am
    A question.

    Has Anita Sarkeesian started fighting the patriarchy after she went broke and become a plumber or a waste management technician?

    We desperately need more women in these fields.”

    Very good question LS…..but Ms Sarkeesian is not interested in seeing more women become plumbers electricians, garbos and sewer workers. The glass ceiling doesn’t apply to those occupations.

  10. mh

    Sal, it’s based on your withholding amounts.

    Even if an employer is reporting no withholding on the BAS they can still get minimum CFB credits.

  11. Arky

    About 20 years ago, some unelected Karen decided it was too upsetting to call death death. Calling death a passing is now enforced as if the revenue from Dickhead Dan’s speed cameras depends on it.

    ..
    ‘Passing” is lame.
    We should find a new name for it.
    “Carousel” maybe.
    Add some fireworks and you’ve got something.

  12. Lighten up mate – try and amuse us or link to something positive or interesting.

    Posting here is extraordinarily amusing.
    And according to the blog owner, I do post positive and interesting material.
    Most of it, however, flies straight over the heads of most cats because I don’t conform to the orthodoxy.
    Without my small contribution, this site would become a boring echo chamber.

  13. Horn’s style seems to be to cop a flogging, to the point where the ref will stop the fight, then Horn comes out in a new round, digs deep & finds enough to get on top & scrape home ahead.
    Horny is usually so flogged up it’s difficult to accept he’s won, so it really helps if he can manage a TKO or KO.

    Horn’s ..er… style comes unstuck if instead of telling Horny to “please show me something” the ref declares the fight.

  14. Arky

    because I don’t conform to the orthodoxy.

    ..
    No, it’s because you are an aggravating cockhead.

  15. mh

    The cost of the CFB program is estimated by Treasury to be 32 billion.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Death.

    Involuntary implosion.
    Cactus.

    ‘A 45 year old woman fell from the balcony of a ten-storey hotel overnight.

    ‘Paramedics were called to treat the woman, but on their arrival it was determined she was cactus.’

  17. Cassie of Sydney

    “And according to the blog owner, I do post positive and interesting material.”

    Eight years ago…more confirmation that the Toowoomba Turd lives in the past.

  18. Even if an employer is reporting no withholding on the BAS they can still get minimum CFB credits.

    You now use the word “CFB credits”
    Previously you used the word “reimbursement”

    Spot the difference?

    (Should you really be commenting on this site?)

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t overstate yourself, Liability Bob.

    You’re the site mascot. Every blog needs one.

  20. The cost of the CFB program is estimated by Treasury to be 32 billion.

    After yesterday’s switcheroo of $60 Billion there may be a reluctance for anybody to bet real money on anything estimated by Australian Treasury.

  21. Ed Case

    FFS, where are you hearing this?
    Also, most businesses will have to add $300 of their own money to every $1500 payment, some will have to add $375 of their own dosh.

    Fair suck, Sal.
    No one pays Workcover premiums for individual workers, neither do they pay weekly.
    Holiday pay isn’t put away weekly either.
    How often is PAYE tax sent to the ATO? Don’t say weekly.
    Finally, wouldn’t at least some of your workforce be Casuals?
    They are paid up every week, no Holiday Pay etc. there.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No, it’s because you are an aggravating cockhead.

    Show some respect, Archibald. Don’t you know Numbers is a Vietnam veteran?

  23. mh

    Sal, I have NEVER used the term reimbursement in regards to the Cash Flow Boost program.

    CFB and Jobkeeper are two separate programs.

  24. John Comnenus

    Billy Bragg inadvertently tells the truth:

    God bless the civil service
    The nations saving grace
    While we expect democracy
    They’re laughing in our face
    And although our cries get louder
    Their laughter gets louder still
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

  25. No one pays Workcover premiums for individual workers, neither do they pay weekly.
    Holiday pay isn’t put away weekly either.

    Please explain, in as much detail as you wish, how & why those payments will not have to be made, in cash, by the business owner, before the spring equinox.

  26. Sal, I have NEVER used the term reimbursement in regards to the Cash Flow Boost program.
    CFB and Jobkeeper are two separate programs.

    Ed, you stated the Cash Flow (lol) Boost would assist in paying out money to staff.
    I’m not here to play cat & mouse with your bullshit.

    If your understanding is so deficient, I recommend you spend more time reading on the blog sites at which you’re picking up your initial information.

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t conform to the orthodoxy.

    ROFL.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘CFB and Jobkeeper are two separate programs.’

    For the final time you ignorant people, it’s ‘Workeeper’.

    /Liability Bob

  29. Boambee John

    Ahoy Captain! We can feed the tongue to Old Tom, right?

    The killer whales of Eden get a Cat reference!

  30. Ed Case

    Please explain, in as much detail as you wish, how & why those payments will not have to be made, in cash, by the business owner, before the spring equinox.

    That comment is BaffleGab, Sal.
    You have previously put a weekly figure on your costs of using JobKeeper, clearly that is misleading.

  31. Please explain, in as much detail as you wish, how & why those payments will not have to be made, in cash, by the business owner, before the spring equinox.

    That comment is BaffleGab, Sal.
    You have previously put a weekly figure on your costs of using JobKeeper, clearly that is misleading.

    We’ll (rightly) take that as you recognising you’ve been caught bullshitting.

    mh: Either explain, clearly, why those payments do not need to be made by the spring equinox, or stfu.

    “That is gabble” = is not an explanation.

  32. John Comnenus

    I do a reasonable amount of pricing for workforce’s. We price in all labour direct costs including leave, long service, workers Comp, redundancy and all insurances. Workers with over 1 years service get free life insurance = to 3 x annual alarm and salary continuance to 75% of salary. That all adds up to 42% of gross salary paid to the worker.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    I am amused that lefties baa like so many sheep, but continually claim they are edgy and unorthodox and rebellious and unconventional. The MSM, the elites, the captured business people, the artistes and the academics are serried ranks of conformists and clones of each other. It’s weird.

  34. Ed Case

    That all adds up to 42% of gross salary paid to the worker.

    Okay.
    It would be misleading to divide that figure by 52, then claim that is how much you’re out of pocket every week due to signing on to JobKeeper, wouldn’t you agree?

  35. mh

    Settle down Sal. I’m not Ed.

    And we’re all in this together.

  36. thefrollickingmole

    I don’t conform to the orthodoxy.

    Translation: “I have learnt nothing, and forgotten nothing”
    So unorthodox hes never had to change an opinion since 1960!

  37. EvilElvis

    Let them go, Salvatore.

    Ones doing circle work and the other is coming from a different angle entirely.

  38. Let them go, Salvatore.
    Ones doing circle work and the other is coming from a different angle entirely.

    Yep.
    Low level stuff.
    It’s like talking to staff you got from Centrelink, or who’re members of a union.
    Achieves nothing. It’s not meant to.

  39. Cassie of Sydney

    “So unorthodox hes never had to change an opinion since 1960!”

    It was that progressive Catholic education he received back in the 1950’s.

  40. Rex Mango

    Just listened to ABC RN Science Show talking about illegal trade in rhino horn from Africa etc & debate about whether banning the trade drives up prices etc. $50k per kilo it currently worth. Had some conservationist banging on about the dead rhinos she came across & talked about de-horning day in South Africa. Didn’t listen too carefully, but thing that struck me was no criticism of which traditional medicines, or cultures use rhino horn. Even a show about science treads very carefully when it comes to culture.

  41. Mark A

    OldOzzie
    #3461728, posted on May 23, 2020 at 11:27 am

    You are kidding yourself if you think it will be posted.

  42. EvilElvis

    Yep.
    Low level stuff.

    I sort of get what mh is saying but it’s from a book keeping/accountancy angle. I’ve had the same to and fro with a few people on Facebook. The same scheme looks very different depending on your place in the chain.

  43. Rex Mango

    Dicko from the Voice is on SBS World Movies in some show called Boychoir.

  44. .. thing that struck me was no criticism of which traditional medicines, or cultures use rhino horn.

    It’s not just diamonds, manganese & stuff that the Batlandians are taking home from Africa.
    They’re not there just for the “Wun Belt Wun Roe” stitch-up.

  45. EvilElvis

    Has anyone seen Arky today?

    Hoping he hasn’t succumbed to the fate of the Leighton Lowery Letter curse.

    Wait, was I supposed to say that three times in front of a mirror?…

  46. Megan

    I don’t conform to the orthodoxy.

    ROFL.

    My gob is officially smacked! He’s never, ever, ever, ever, questioned the orthodoxy so how ever on God’s green earth could he possibly know that this is his non-conformist, extraordinary state of being? *

    Best laugh of the decade from the Cat’s most deluded thread derailment addict. Bird included.

    * For evidence See:
    (1) every single thing he’s posted that conforms to the official, state regulated COVID19 narrative
    (2) total absence of one single original idea demonstrated by continual cut and paste of discredited sources.
    (3) Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  47. Cassie of Sydney

    “The man who crashed into a western Sydney hijab shop will remain behind bars after facing court on Saturday on a string of driving offences.

    Sabry Moustafa Nassar, 51, applied for bail when he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court but was successfully opposed by police prosecutors because of the risk to the community and fears of a repeat incident.”

    Clearly not a hate crime committed by some waaaacist Anglo out to get Hijab wearers.

  48. Megan

    Perhaps Arky and LL have eloped in the Model A. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  49. Old School Conservative

    Done.
    The very same words used here by numbers to slur Alan Jones have been cleared to appear on his site.
    So whatever happens to the Cat can happen to numbers.

  50. max

    A ‘police matter’ has delayed racing at Eagle Farm.

    Could be anything at this time.

  51. John Comnenus

    Ed – I Left Superannuation off the list. In pricing you divide the salary (if full time) by 1976 hours because that is how many hours per year you can invoice for. Then all costs are applied and then you convert the cost base back to 52 weeks because people get paid on annual leave, sick leave and public holidays. And if they get paid they accrue more leave and get super. Insurances are typically monthly, quarterly or annual costs.

    So if someone gets someone on Jobkeeper I would imagine they still accrue leave and superannuation and still have to be covered by workers comp and other insurances. So yes, if govt gives you $1500 per fortnight and you give it all to the worker the company is out of pocket for 35% to 45% of that money depending on agreed entitlements.

  52. OldOzzie

    From Frontline to Breadline: How Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Policies Have Created Financial Havoc for Nursing Home Workers

    “Nursing homes” these days are called skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers: they are no longer places for the elderly alone. Gone are the days when a single licensed practical nurse managed a unit and would send senior residents out to the hospital if their temperature spiked above 100 degrees. In New York City for instance, these facilities serve as permanent homes for those in need of regular dialysis treatments, amputees, the mentally unstable, people who suffer chronic complications from HIV/AIDS, high risk diabetics, those who are on permanent life support because of near fatal accidents, hospice patients , and in some cases, homeless people.

    One of the largest populations of patients however, are those who need post-surgery rehabilitative care. This is where many live for about four weeks after say, a knee replacement.

  53. mh

    Brisbane 14.1 C at 12:50pm.

    That’s cold for autumn.

  54. Rex Mango

    ABC News reporting that all travellers arriving in UK from 8 June will have to self isolate for 14 days. Bit late isn’t it?

  55. John Comnenus

    The upshot of labour pricing is that once job keeper comes off the company has to be able to generate approx 100% of salary and entitlements from each worker because you still have overhead and general & admin costs to apply after all direct labour costs are added up, and presumably the company wants to make a profit.

  56. John Comnenus

    And because many businesses will not be able to generate the income needed to pay for all their workforce due to fewer sales caused by an economic downturn a percentage of people on job keeper will be terminated as soon as job keeper comes off, and some other businesses will go under because their is no reasonable short term prospect of getting back to profitability.

  57. Yep. Low level stuff.

    I sort of get what mh is saying but it’s from a book keeping/accountancy angle. I’ve had the same to and fro with a few people on Facebook. The same scheme looks very different depending on your place in the chain.

    Wonder how it looked from where Sco-Mao & Josh Frankenstein sit?
    Clearly young Joshy hasn’t ever been out into the real world.
    (“..if you haven’t got the money to pay staff coz the govt put you outta business, why didn’t you just borrow enough from a bank?”)
    The nation is sooooo rescued.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘applied for bail when he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court but was successfully opposed by police prosecutors because of the risk to the community and fears of a repeat incident.’

    Ooo-er.

    Usually the terminology is ‘at risk of committing further offences whilst on bail.’ Which generally applies to prolific street dealers, red-hot burglars and so on, and sometimes both at the same time.

    ‘risk to the community’ and ‘fears of a repeat incident’ are something else entirely.

    Trooble up t’mill.

  59. OldOzzie

    The Remdesivir Study Is Finally Out: Drug Only Helped Those On Oxygen, Finds Mortality Too High For Standalone Treatment

    … According to a pivotal study published in the New England Journal of Medicine late on Friday, Remdesivir, which was authorized to treat Covid-19 in a group of 1063 adults and children (split into two groups, one receiving placebo instead of remdesivir) who need i) supplemental oxygen, ii) a ventilator or iii) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), only significantly helped those on supplemental oxygen.

    Meanwhile, and explaining the 6pm release on a Friday, the study also found no marked benefit from remdesivir for those who were healthier and didn’t need oxygen or those who were sicker, requiring a ventilator or a heart-lung bypass machine.

    The NEJM, almost apologetically, stated that “the lack of benefit seen in the other groups might have stemmed from a smaller number of patients in each group.”

    Still, as a result of the partial benefit for patients in the supplemental oxygen group, the study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was evaluated early and led to the authorization of remdesivir before the full trial was completed.

    Our findings highlight the need to identify Covid-19 cases and start antiviral treatment before the pulmonary disease progresses to require mechanical ventilation.

  60. will

    Legalise Sedition
    #3461468, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:03 am
    Taiwan is the good bit of China. It’s why I can’t stand the anti Chunk stuff here.

    Well they should have won the war then!

    This was rather difficult as General Cash-my-cheque wasted his best troops on attempting to defeat the Japanese invaders, whilst Mao’s troops rested in the hills. After the Japs left, he was at a decided disadvantage.

  61. ‘risk to the community’ and ‘fears of a repeat incident’ are something else entirely.

    That phrase stood out (presumably to every reader) like …er… a flagpole under a throw-rug.

  62. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rex, I posted the other day another war movie – sort of. I watched it on Thurs and have just finished watching the repeat on SBS. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

    It focuses more on the attitude of soldiers to war than portraying fight scenes.

  63. calli

    I see Sinc’s tidying fairies have visited. Excellent.

  64. Oh come on

    Spain: We Won Gibraltar

    Considering what the UK did with Gibraltar during WW2, and what Spain would (and wouldn’t) have done if it possessed Gibraltar during WW2, it belongs to the Poms on the strength of that alone.

  65. Snoopy

    From TheirABC’s replacement for Zoe Daniel.

    In the past week, a rebadged conspiracy theory has been breathlessly promoted by the US President and conservative media pundits: OBAMAGATE!

    It’s not worth discussing at length.

    But in summary ….

    Lowinfo ABC consumers facing another shock.

  66. John Comnenus

    And luckily we had the banking royal commission forcing the banks to divest their wealth management business just in time for a disaster when it would have been better to have more funds under management than not.

    The job keeper allowance will just flatten the business recovery and employment curves for a protracted period. COVID has destroyed so much capital. Commercial real estate will be screwed by business foreclosures and more people working from home Leading to commercial rents falling and the banks will be hit by all the unemployed with mortgages who can no longer afford their mortgages repayments.

    And just as banks are looking at a ton of bad debt coming down the turn pike the government wants them to engage in super risky loans to businesses to keep on workers that They can’t afford.

    Yep, neither SCOMO or Frydenberg can have much commercial experience and little understanding of employment. Luckily the Federal Court has just ruled that a whole bunch of casuals who get a 20% loading to cover no leave entitlements has decided that the casuals are entitled to leave as well being paid extra for not getting leave.

    Yet there is no urgency on reforming industrial relations or simplifying business compliance. Everything is made harder and more expensive. There ain’t going to be any quick recovery with these idiotic macro economic settings.

    SCOMO is creating a SLOMO economic disaster.

  67. Rex Mango

    BBS, yeah saw a bit of Col Blimp this morning. Great film, Pressburger/Powell, shot in WW2 & Churchill wanted it banned.

  68. Snoopy

    ‘risk to the community’ and ‘fears of a repeat incident’ are something else entirely.

    Trooble up t’mill.

    Low blood sugar?

  69. Rex Mango

    In Col Blimp, Deborah Kerr plays like three characters too, which is very funny. I Know Where I’m Going another great Pressburger/Powell wartime film.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    Because too much Karenism is never enough – Being Married to Karens, from teh webs (Tumblr*):

    ‘My life has been a living hell. The number of times I have had to intervene to save the life of a customer service rep over nickels is insane. I’ve asked for divorce now just a couple of weeks ago. Guess how that went down.’

    And:

    ‘It was exhausting and it sucked the passion I had for life out of me….. The nicest thing I can remember her saying about me was “I like how you make the salads. It’s better than how I make it.” The whole time that’s the best I can think of.’

    *Found by accident looking for other stuff. Yes, really.

  71. Free Radical

    Done.
    The very same words used here by numbers to slur Alan Jones have been cleared to appear on his site.

    And you, by doing the posting (if it appears and/or remains there) and bragging about it here, leave yourself open to prosecution.

  72. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I’m my post from the other day.

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3459925, posted on May 21, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    Rex, if you’re about, I’m putting up another war movie, which I’ve just finished watching on SBS: The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

    Made in 1943, it tells the story of a Colonel in the British Army from his return, with VC, from the Boer War and then follows his life through to WWII. It stars Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr and Anton Walbeck.

    Since we’re not live blogging it, I won’t give too many details, except to say that, though a love story, it seeks to address the change of attitude to war needed for the British to beat the Nazis. How war in the Second World War was a total war and that hitherto the idea of the gentlemanly Officer standard of earlier times could not stand.

    Juxtaposed, is the lead character -Livesey – and his protagonist, a German Army Officer – Walbeck – post the Boer War, and their meeting in an act of gentlemanly honour, with their subsequent interrelationship during both world wars.

    While there are few actual scenes of war, director and actors successfully achieve the portrayal of the demeanour a professional soldier and his realisation of the changing face of war.

    (Anyone who is interested, it will be repeated Saturday morning at 9:10 on SBS world movies and also it’s available on the SBS catch-up service).

    In its focus on the violence of war, especially the necessity that countries that take up war against an antagonist regime must be prepared to win, and that the demeanour and requirements for a professional soldier are different from a government-employed lawyer, the current investigators into Ben Roberts-Smith would I think profit from a screening of this film

  73. cohenite

    shatterzzz
    #3461557, posted on May 23, 2020 at 9:13 am
    Almost 23,000 Australians have died since lockdowns began in late March.
    TERRIFYING: 101 have died from or with COVID-19.

    Do you have a link for that?

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    Karen #6:

    ‘I was married to a Karen. I’m sure the question on everyone’s mind is “was she like that at home”, the answer is abso-fucking-lutely.

    ‘Bonus: the lawyer she hired was an idiot and wrote the paperwork up wrong, so she won’t get anything from my retirement.’

  75. Ed Case

    Luckily the Federal Court has just ruled that a whole bunch of casuals who get a 20% loading to cover no leave entitlements has decided that the casuals are entitled to leave as well being paid extra for not getting leave.

    That ruling is nuts.
    Plenty [most?] casuals Super is calculated on the Minimum Wage, so there might be a massive backpay windfall due the Funds if Scotty and the Morons can’t sort this out.

  76. Rockdoctor

    stackja
    #3461745, posted on May 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Wow Stack, that was slobbering even for News.com’s standard. I feel nauseous after reading that.

  77. Rex Mango

    BBS, excellent critique & you have good taste. Years ago when it was showing at some arthouse cinema, my parents took the family along to see it.

  78. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From OldOzzie at 11:27 am:

    “…
    Alan Jones considering legal action over SMH accusations of encouraging ‘racism and sexual violence’

    LEO SHANAHAN
    MEDIA EDITOR

    Alan Jones is understood to be considering legal action against Nine stablemate The Sydney Morning Herald …

    The SMH devoted its Friday editorial to the long-serving broadcaster for 2GB, now owned by Nine Radio, following a finding by the broadcasting watchdog ACMA that Jones breached decency standards in comments made about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in August last year. …”

    The latest annual report of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, two years old!, showed that it jagged $84 million from government and paid $55 million odd in salaries and benefits to 445 staff – that was four years ago. Why do these government departments find it so difficult to make timely reports? It is not as if they don’t have enough coolies to piece together something so simple.

    After spending all morning listening to 2SM and 2GB, taking notes, what do 445 otherwise unemployable public servants do for the rest of the day?

    The stupid body is governed by a board of 6 old sheilas and two girlie men, who boss around four general managers, three of whom are sheilas! What a bloody awful place to work!

    First its Australian Defence Ministerettes (with the obligatory enormous arks); then Australian girlie soldierettes who pretend to be blokes and line up for a penis implant at taxpayer expense so they can have it lopped off later, at taxpayer expense; then its unbelievably incompetent State premiers; State chief doctors (non-practising, card carrying communists); sobbing State Health executives paid $500,000 a year to go to water when quietly asked why they are so ill suited to serious responsibility; and now its the Get Laws and Jones Cabal Inc.

    The country is going down the gurgler and still people wonder why.

  79. Yet there is no urgency on reforming industrial relations or simplifying business compliance. Everything is made harder and more expensive. There ain’t going to be any quick recovery with these idiotic macro economic settings.
    SCOMO is creating a SLOMO economic disaster.

    The only regulatory “reform” suggested by this govt has been Christian Porter (another who has never been out into the real world) promising to criminalise any employer who makes a blunder navigating the eleventy-infinity pages of an industrial award.

  80. OldOzzie

    Hijab House crash driver denied bail

    BySTEVE ZEMEK and ADESHOLA ORE

    The man who crashed into a western Sydney hijab shop will remain behind bars after facing court on Saturday on a string of driving offences.

    Sabry Moustafa Nassar, 51, applied for bail when he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court but was successfully opposed by police prosecutors because of the risk to the community and fears of a repeat incident.

    The court heard the crash was similar to an incident at Lakemba earlier in the year for which he has also been charged.

    Magistrate Holly Kemp said there were elements of “predatory or deliberate behaviour” in that offence which occurred in January.

    “The material before me concerns, in my view, two similar incidents over a short period of time and represents a serious example in this alleged offence,” Magistrate Kemp said.

    She added no bail conditions would mitigate her fear for the community or concerns Nassar could reoffend.

    Nassar’s lawyer Mostafa Daoudie told the court his client was unconscious during the Greenacre incident and denied he deliberately drove into the store.

    Nassar is facing a maximum possible jail term of two years and Mr Daoudie said that due to court delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, time in custody would be likely to outweigh any sentence.

    Nassar was re-arrested on Friday and charged with a number of offences relating to Thursday’s crash which injured 14 people.

    He has been charged with driving furiously in a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, reckless driving, negligent driving, proceeding through a red traffic light and failing to notify authorities of a change of residential address. Nassar has also been charged with driving recklessly and not giving his details to another driver in relation to a separate traffic incident at Lakemba on January 14.

    Ten people were hospitalised and at least two people suffered broken bones when Nassar’s Mitsubishi SUV crashed through the front door of Hijab House at Greenacre on Thursday afternoon.

    CCTV footage shows the wagon initially stopped in the left lane 30 metres before the traffic lights at the intersection of Boronia and Waterloo Roads with other cars moving around it.

    When it takes off, it rear-ends a white sedan, causing a series of minor collisions between other cars waiting at the traffic lights. Smoke can be seen billowing into the air as the wagon’s wheels spin for at least 20 seconds behind the white sedan.

    The sedan is eventually pushed around the corner and the SUV continues through the intersection and ploughs into the store.

    Nassar was conscious when arrested and was taken to hospital for testing under police guard.

    After being interviewed at Bankstown Police Station, Nassar was released without charge, before being re-arrested at a Greenacre home on Friday night.

    Hijab House store owner Tarik Houchar said it had been open for less than a week when the crash occurred.

    “It’s been a rollercoaster. It was such a big shock, I would never have expected it to happen.”

    Mr Houchar said he has previously lobbied council to install barricades at the intersection.

    “They did install metal poles, but not on the corner which is the most vulnerable. Even yesterday so many cars were still doing burnouts, speeding and crossing the red light. I was just standing there thinking someone will eventually die if nothing is done about it.”

    Mr Houchar said his store has been “completely damaged.”

    “If you walked into the store you wouldn’t absolutely shocked as to how nobody lost their lives after the accident.”

    “My sister was in the change room at the time and if you see them now, all the walls are pinned together. To see if in the state was very confronting, but thankfully we are a strong family and we will move on.”

  81. cohenite

    Our findings highlight the need to identify Covid-19 cases and start antiviral treatment before the pulmonary disease progresses to require mechanical ventilation.

    Hence Hydroxychloroquine: WITH AZ and/or zinc (Didier Raoult study):

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32205204/

    And guess what the vet study in the nursing home which is being quoted by the leftie shits for allegedly proving Hydroxychloroquine is bad and so is Trump for taking, shows the same thing as the Raoult study; that is Hydroxychloroquine with AZ reduces death even in terminal aged people:

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.16.20065920v1.full.pdf

  82. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rex, pity we missed a live blog of it.

  83. Fisky

    Jeff Sessions is Trump’s most valuable ally ever but the orange idiot doesn’t get it

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (
    @TTuberville
    ), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda! https://secure.winred.com/tommytubervill

    Jeff Sessions
    @jeffsessions
    ·
    32m
    .
    @realdonaldtrump
    Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.

    Essential Cernovich Retweeted
    Jeff Sessions
    @jeffsessions
    ·
    32m
    Tuberville’s a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me. He says you’re wrong on China & trade. He wants to bring in even more foreign workers to take American jobs. That’s not your agenda and it’s not mine or Alabama’s. I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn’t.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    #7:

    ‘Co-worker of mine is married to a Karen. He tells us stories multiple days a week how she drives to four different grocery stores and harasses the employees because their stock is low on the specific item she wants.’

    And this belter:

    ‘I was married to Karen, and it was absolutely embarrassing and cost me many good friendships. I was in the military and she would continually cause drama with the other wives, wear my rank on her sleeve* and was the first person to judge.

    ‘After a few different duty stations and a lot of burnt friendships I would look forward to going my deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. On my last one, she cheats on me with my best friend and I am immediately told about it. I’m not sure if it was because I was well-liked or she was well-hated.

    ‘Anyway, this was my THANK GOD moment I can be the first one in my family to get a divorce and not get judged too hard for it and end 10 years of absolute misery.’

    *Chicks borrowing hubby or BF’s standing or position at work, any social organisation or sporting club evokes a special type of loathing. Seen it time and again, sadly.

    I’ve just now added ‘Even if it needed to be said – no Karens’ to the bottom of my Tinder bio.

    I am condemned to eternal happiness, it would seem.

  85. Professor Fred Lenin

    We should respond to the Chinese ban on barley and some meat by stopping the importation of solarpanels and windfarm equipment fro]m China that would piss of two lots of communist bastards .the Chinese and the gangrenes . We are sold solar panels and windfarms to eliminate coal ,the Chinese use the profitsto build more coal fired power stations . Right ,I can see the sense in thst said choo ming foo we Chinese get cheap power and you get hardly any ,thats fair.

  86. Rex Mango

    BBS, thanks but too busy doing washing & stuff. Gotta get down to Daniel Murphy’s now for re-supply. Amazing the way now a trip to bottle shop is Saturday afternoon entertainment.

  87. OldOzzie

    cohenite
    #3461875, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Our findings highlight the need to identify Covid-19 cases and start antiviral treatment before the pulmonary disease progresses to require mechanical ventilation.

    Hence Hydroxychloroquine: WITH AZ and/or zinc (Didier Raoult study):

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32205204/

    Cohenite,

    Hence Hydroxychloroquine: WITH AZ and/or zinc (Didier Raoult study):

    Yep, have it all ready to go if needed

  88. rickw

    They were a nice old lady and anyone who ever flew one has fond memories of them and I remembered the above from 40 years ago when I last flew one. Another and as yet unproven fact about them is that old DC3 captains never go to hell and enjoy as much free cold beer as they want for eternity in paradise so I will check that out when I check out in due course.

    Thanks! The first airplane I ever got on board was the stripped out DC3 that used to fly out of Corowa hauling skydivers aloft. I was a kid. Come to think of it, it was a C-47. Plenty of DC3’s got built out of whatever materials I could collect after that!

    The last DC3 I was on board was the one flying out of Kingaroy.

    Favourite C-47 is the one at Airways hotel in PNG. Always sitting along the edge of the balcony so I could look at her while munching breakfast.

  89. Professor Fred Lenin

    Knuckle dragger wot about Sharons and Traceys ? Shazzas and Trace ‘s can be annoying too .

  90. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rex Mango
    #3461880, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm
    BBS, thanks but too busy doing washing & stuff. Gotta get down to Daniel Murphy’s now for re-supply. Amazing the way now a trip to bottle shop is Saturday afternoon entertainment

    👍

  91. Arky

    So this Karen thing is just a new word for shrews?
    Meh.
    They have been with us since time immemorial
    One of the first share houses I was in had two girls: One lovely blonde and this other horrid but attractive brunette shrew.
    Not worth it. Cut them loose. The law will no longer allow you to tie them up and flog them into good sense or fit a scold’s bridle.

  92. cohenite

    I have lived a charmed life; I have never been in a relationship with a karen; a few pains in the arse, but never a karen.

  93. thefrollickingmole

    Free Radical
    #3461865, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm
    Done.
    The very same words used here by numbers to slur Alan Jones have been cleared to appear on his site.

    And you, by doing the posting (if it appears and/or remains there) and bragging about it here, leave yourself open to prosecution.

    Ok Karen

    Seriously stop getting high on your own dutch ovens, its unseemly.

  94. Steve trickler

    A fabulous compilation. Striking imagery.



  95. Knuckle Dragger

    From OO’s link:

    ‘He has been charged with driving furiously in a motor vehicle’

    Jesus.

    If they had that offence in the NT I’d be doing life.

  96. OldOzzie

    Go For It, AJ
    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph

    May 22, 2020 3:54pm
    Subscriber only

    The Sydney Morning Herald may face one hell of a lawsuit after its vicious slur against radio presenter Alan Jones:

    A furious Alan Jones is understood to be considering taking legal action against his employers at Nine over an editorial in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.

    Bosses at Nine are believed to be furious at the misstep in the week before Jones signs off from his record ratings breakfast slot on the Nine-owned 2GB.

    The editorial in today’s newspaper by editor Lisa Davies accused him of encouraging “sexual violence”.

    It may not help the SMH’s case that the slur has since been changed online, because the initial attack ran in every print edition. In fact, the SMH’s correction might be viewed as an admission:

    The Nine newspaper has now changed that to encouraging “violence against women” in the online version of the editorial and issued a correction.

    “A previous version of this story referred to encouragement of sexual violence,” the correction said.

    “This was intended to refer to “violence against women”, examples of which were stated in the story. There is no suggestion that Alan Jones encouraged violence in a sexual context.”

    But that may not be enough to appease Jones.

    Nor should it be. Now, where did I put all that popcorn?

    UPDATE. You’ll never guess who promoted that editorial to nearly 100,000 followers – when it still included the Herald’s defamatory attack:

    Peter FitzSimons

    @Peter_Fitz
    Herald editorial:
    Final rebuke for Alan Jones a fitting end to tumultuous career https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/final-rebuke-for-alan-jones-a-fitting-end-to-tumultuous-career-20200521-p54v93.html … via @smh

    smh.com.au
    6:53 AM – May 22, 2020
    109 people are talking about this

    UPDATE II. Another mistake in that potentially ruinous editorial:

    Now that he has left his radio pulpit, a show that has had a record 226 consecutive ratings wins, Australian politicians should reflect on how – and why – they tolerated Jones for so long.

    Wrong. Jones is broadcasting on 2GB until the end of the month. The SMH thought they were attacking someone who had no immediate means of responding.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have lived a charmed life; I have never been in a relationship with a karen; a few pains in the arse, but never a karen.

    I’ve come to the conclusion my ex – wife was a karen. She wanted us to share the housework, then complained that she didn’t like the way I’d hung out the washing.

  98. Des Deskperson

    ‘The latest annual report of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, two years old!’

    Sorry, the ACMA may have many problems and faults but tardiness in tabling its annual reports isn’t one of them.

    Here’s the 2018-19 report, tabled in October 2019, within the required tabling time frame for that FY:

    https://www.acma.gov.au/publications/2019-10/report/australian-communications-and-media-authority-and-office-esafety-commissioner-annual-reports-2018-19

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    Prof Fred,

    Learned experience indicates that a Trace or Shaz can be most entertaining. For a week or so.

    Then they must be jettisoned.

    A Karen, though, as the man says will leach the life out of you like an IV drip in reverse until you are a haggard shadow of your former self.

  100. OldOzzie

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3461893, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    From OO’s link:

    ‘He has been charged with driving furiously in a motor vehicle’

    Jesus.

    If they had that offence in the NT I’d be doing life.

    Knuckle Dragger you have not been driving in Greenacre recently?

    From later in the above article

    Mr Houchar said he has previously lobbied council to install barricades at the intersection.

    “They did install metal poles, but not on the corner which is the most vulnerable. Even yesterday so many cars were still doing burnouts, speeding and crossing the red light. I was just standing there thinking someone will eventually die if nothing is done about it.”

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s all very well, OO – but ‘furious’ is not only a state of mind, but quite often my preferred state of mind.

    Even when there’s nothing to be furious about.

  102. cohenite

    She wanted us to share the housework, then complained that she didn’t like the way I’d hung out the washing.

    I would never let my current wife clean; I am far too meticulous; however her skill at folding sheets, especially bottom fitted ones, is nonpareil. She is also a marvellous cook; so the chores are well demarcated. I clean, make money, sleep on her folded sheets and eat her food.

  103. Ed Case

    I’ve come to the conclusion my ex – wife was a karen. She wanted us to share the housework, then complained that she didn’t like the way I’d hung out the washing.

    Nah, that’s a sociopath. Eventually that game gets boring for them and they move on to a new victim.

  104. JC

    cohenite
    #3461887, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm
    I have lived a charmed life; I have never been in a relationship with a karen; a few pains in the arse, but never a karen.

    Cronkers

    Not for nothing, that a week or two ago you were boasting about Liars party bigwigs on their knees demanding you take one of their safe seats – eventually premier ( imagine) . And during your labor phase you never had a leg over with a Karen. Your rank dishonesty is getting worse.

  105. OldOzzie

    Climate Change is so January
    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph

    May 23, 2020 1:22am
    Subscriber only

    As the nation seeks a way forward from the most wrenching economic disaster in decades, Anthony Albanese yesterday demanded Michael McCormack apologise for comments about … climate change.

    The Labor leader claims to be dreadfully offended, in the wake of summer’s tragic bushfires, by these words from the deputy prime minister and Nationals leader:

    A lot of people, I know, set their hair on fire about climate change and all the rest of it.

    Doing his very best impression of a woke Twitter child, Albanese demanded McCormack “reflect on those comments and retract them”, and further observed: “We need to be very careful about the language that we use.”

    Albanese himself ought to exercise some language caution. By acting prissy and scolding, he’s put himself outside of the Australian mainstream. Again.

    (This morning’s Daily Telegraph editorial.)

    UPDATE:

    Labor powerbroker Joel Fitzgibbon has been accused of “weaponising foreign policy” in explosive comments criticising the government’s handling of China relations.

    Mr Fitzgibbon has accused the coalition of demonising China and its communist system, raising concerns about consequences of agricultural trade.

  106. cohenite

    And during your labor phase you never had a leg over with a Karen

    After seeing Junie Marosi I could never look at another leftie woman; and they have become increasingly ugly since those halcyon days; what I look for now is whether she can cook a cheesecake and fire a 9mm without shooting herself.

    And my dishonesty is not rank, it’s pretty standard actually.

    I see you with high quality sex dolls head prefect; the sort which inhale when you put a cigar in their luscious lips.

  107. John Comnenus

    I am living a charmed life – I still have a private sector job and am not facing s loss of hours or pay cut. Lucky to live in the barely affected Canberra bubble populated by idiots who think the COVID response from our government was proportionate and good. All done by people with no skin in the game.

  108. will

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3461782, posted on May 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm
    Death.
    Involuntary implosion.
    Cactus.
    ‘A 45 year old woman fell from the balcony of a ten-storey hotel overnight.
    ‘Paramedics were called to treat the woman, but on their arrival it was determined she was cactus.’

    Kicked the bucket

    checked out for their wings and halo

  109. OldOzzie

    Sharri Markson: China’s risk to Aussie way of life is too great

    Successive Australian prime ministers have sought to walk a delicate tightrope to manage our relationship with China.

    The balancing act has been to reap the benefits China presents while keeping at bay Beijing’s authoritarian influence. But this year, the seventh under the presidency of Xi Jinping, has shown us this balancing act is becoming untenable.

    As China settles into its role as a global superpower, it’s now clear that Australia cannot separate national sovereignty from economic growth.

    The reason is this: China deliberately blurs the boundaries between commerce and national security.

    We cannot pretend to be blind any longer to Beijing’s playbook, which sees it use its economic might over Australia to get us to compromise on the values and principles that underpin our society.

    We’ve seen it plain as day since the coronavirus outbreak.

    Australia calls for an global inquiry and we are punished with tariffs and trade bans from those who would be our masters.

    The fact Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Marise Payne called in a group of MPs, including Andrew Hastie, James Paterson, David Fawcett, Vince Connolly, Craig Kelly, Sarah Henderson, Dave Sharma and Tim Wilson, to ask them to be mindful about their comments about China should concern us all, whether or not we agree with them — although MPs present said the meeting was more about ensuring everyone had the same game plan, rather than censorship.

    “It was the equivalent of Phil Jackson calling in the Chicago Bulls for a team huddle,” one source said.

    We have repeatedly compromised on our free speech — a fundamental value underpinning our society, along with a free press — in order to appease an authoritarian regime.

    The point at which we stop speaking out about China’s role in arresting or disappearing journalists, doctors and scientists who tried to sound the alarm about a new coronavirus is the point at which we lose our own values that form the basis of our way of life.

    The United States, which is nowhere near as reliant on China as Australia, nor as exposed to its whims, is repositioning its partnership with China in a serious way that runs deeper than Donald Trump’s erratic tweets.

    The White House published an important, and fascinating, position statement on this reassessment of the US-China partnership on May 19, titled United States Strategic Approach To The People’s Republic of China.

    It details the tactics used frequently by China that are so problematic for western democracies.

    “Beijing uses a combination of threat and inducement to pressure governments, elites, corporations, think-tanks and others — often in an opaque manner — to toe the CCP line and censor free expression,” it states.

    “Beijing has restricted trade and tourism with Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Norway, the Philippines and others, and has detained Canadian citizens, in an effort to interfere in these countries’ internal political and judicial processes.”

    While Victorian Premier Dan Andrews is doubling down on his One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, and refusing to release national security advice he was given, this White House statement says Beijing uses the projects to exert “undue political influence” and gain “military access”.

    “Given Beijing’s increasing use of economic leverage to extract political concessions from or exact retribution against other countries, the United States judges that Beijing will attempt to convert OBOR projects into undue political influence and military access,” it states.

    “Beijing is also seeking to arbitrate OBOR-related commercial disputes through its own specialised courts, which answer to the CCP,” it states.

    “The United States welcomes contributions by China to sustainable, high-quality development that accords with international best practices, but OBOR projects frequently operate well outside of these standards and are characterised by poor quality, corruption, environmental degradation, a lack of public oversight or community involvement, opaque loans, and contracts generating or exacerbating governance and fiscal problems in host nations.”

    There is no suggestion we should cut ties with China. That’s not realistic and it’s hardly a sensible proposition.

    It’s reviewing the weight of our economic reliance on China that needs to be looked at.

    Business leaders defending China’s gross increase of barley tariffs may be the subject of ridicule, but it’s worth keeping in mind they are defending their companies, the jobs of their employees and the services they offer Australians.

    But we have a huge problem when billions can be wiped off our economy because our major trading partner is a totalitarian government that will not cop the slightest criticism.

    It’s a point Trade Minister Simon Birmingham made, somewhat more subtly, when he urged businesses and farmers to diversify because the risk-assessment of China is now too great.

    “I would expect that many Australian businesses, off the back of some unpredictable regulatory interventions, such as those we’ve seen in the last couple of weeks, would start to consider whether the risk profile has changed, and may, therefore, look at other markets,” he said.

    We have made ourselves too vulnerable by relying on a nation who will impose trade bans merely at the call for an independent inquiry into a pandemic that has killed 332,000 people and infected five million worldwide. Something so routine.

    As Britain’s Henry Jackson Society think-tank has revealed, Australia is more dependent on China than any of our Five Eyes partners.

    We need to reassess our economic ties with China and work out how to rebalance our trade partnerships with India, Japan, Indonesia and the United States, and others. This may be impossible in some sectors but overall we have to work at it.

    It’s unsustainable to depend on a dictatorship; for our livelihoods to rely on the goodwill of a dictator.

    This economic reliance on China has already weakened us strategically. It was a mistake to become economically dependent on a country which does not share our fundamental values of free speech, decency and a deep commitment to human rights.

  110. JC

    We had a Karen night a few days ago having a dinner with Wifey’s pals. Even the men are Karens. Wifey made me promise before they arrived that I wouldn’t argue with them about politics and I mostly kept my promise especially when I get dirty looks or the requisite female eye rolling bullshit.

    These people hate Trump and his supporters to the point where it’s verges on a form a racism. Their belittling is something else.

    The wussiagate came up. It’s hard to believe these people know all the ins and outs of the wussiagate accusations but couldn’t acknowledge even the Mueller report cleared Trump and those around him. The inner city left should be demolished. It’s a different species.

  111. Cassie of Sydney

    “Labor powerbroker Joel Fitzgibbon has been accused of “weaponising foreign policy” in explosive comments criticising the government’s handling of China relations.

    Mr Fitzgibbon has accused the coalition of demonising China and its communist system, raising concerns about consequences of agricultural trade.”

    Poor old Joe Fitzgibbon…he is looking like a fish out of water…particularly since he survived his near death experience last year……almost losing Hunter to One Nation. Joel knows the Labor party stuffed and up shit creek in electorates like his…so he is constantly looking for relevance…..you’ve got to feel sorry for him.

  112. calli

    Had all those hijabis at Hijabi House been engaged in correct social distancing, so many would not have been injured.

    I hope their male relatives have given them all a good talking to.

    * Karen*

  113. cohenite

    you’ve got to feel sorry for him.

    He inherited his seat from his father, eric, who I knew; a bigger waste of space you would not meet although good company. Joel inherited neither the brains, such as they were, or the bonhomie.

  114. Top Ender

    The man who crashed into a western Sydney hijab shop was allegedly involved in a similar incident earlier this year.

    Sabry Moustafa Nassar, 51, applied for bail when he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court but was successfully opposed by police prosecutors because of the risk to the community and fears of a repeat incident.

    The court heard the crash was similar to an incident at Lakemba in January for which he has also been charged.

    Magistrate Holly Kemp said there were elements of ‘predatory or deliberate behaviour’ in that offence which occurred in January.

    Daily Mail

  115. JC

    Do people here think Trump can win Philly and Ohio?There’s a mid western state he won too, which I forget. He also needs to win Florida. There’s depressing reading that it doesn’t look great for him. It’s early days.. sure.

    The propaganda is that Trump fucked up the China bug response and it’s what the left seems to be going with for now.

  116. More from KD’s earlier link:

    The man who crashed into a western Sydney hijab shop will remain behind bars after facing court on Saturday on a string of driving offences.
    Sabry Moustafa Nassar, 51, applied for bail when he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court but was successfully opposed by police prosecutors because of the risk to the community and fears of a repeat incident.

    The court heard the crash was similar to an incident at Lakemba earlier in the year for which he has also been charged.
    Magistrate Holly Kemp said there were elements of “predatory or deliberate behaviour” in that offence which occurred in January.

    “The material before me concerns, in my view, two similar incidents over a short period of time and represents a serious example in this alleged offence,” Magistrate Kemp said.
    She added no bail conditions would mitigate her fear for the community or concerns Nassar could reoffend.

  117. JC

    I’ve come to the conclusion my ex – wife was a karen. She wanted us to share the housework, then complained that she didn’t like the way I’d hung out the washing.

    Rones, have you ever considered it may have been the other way around? She thought you were one, because hanging out washing is a huge tell.

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3461915, posted on May 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm
    you’ve got to feel sorry for him.”

    And nor do I!

  119. calli

    So this Karen thing is just a new word for shrews?

    No. Not quite.

    Karens take shrewishness to a whole new level. Because women’s lib and da equalidy means that they now have real power. So they throw their weight around, threatening to “go to the manager”, lawfare and other forms of tattletailing to shame others into compliance. They are like police without the uniform.

    And that power has gone to their heads at the very time their ovaries are running on empty. Which seems to only fuel the rage within.

  120. JC

    After seeing Junie Marosi I could never look at another leftie woman;

    I dunno about that. That NSW ex-premier whose name I forget was a decent looker in her younger days. If you had her voice box surgically removed and didn’t allow her to learn sign language she would have been good value. The way she tries to disguise her American twang is a laugh especially because it’s all put on.

  121. calli

    From henceforth, Coal Fitzgibbon shall be known as Pony Boy.

  122. Shy Ted

    Elective contract has taken me to a pleasant and much ignored (for it’ contribution to the economy) outback town with a multi-purpose gummint hospital which has locked doors. Covid19 prevention plan endorsed by the executive because it houses many high risk elderly, sick and frail people. Ring the doorbell and in due course an overworked nurse will ask you over the intercom the questions – travel outside woop woop? symptoms of a cold-like illness? contact with anyone…? etc. “No” to everything and the door magically opens. Trouble is there’s a steady stream of people coming to the hospital, all of whom walk through the door when it opens for the person who said “no”.
    Main street has a couple of dozen businesses, shops, eateries and some of them must go days without a sale. Try to grab evening meal from a different one every day and there are tears in the eyes of the owners. It’s catastrophic for them. I wouldn’t think our decision-making overlords even know it exists.

  123. OldOzzie

    No Skin in Covid-19 – Judges, Parliamentarians and Public Servants-Federal, State & Territory and Local Govt – Read and Weep

    Queensland judges’ eye-watering salaries after pay rises

    Domanii Cameron, The Courier-Mail

    TAXPAYERS are bankrolling lucrative salary increases for Queensland’s judges, including a more than $53,000 hike for the state’s Chief Justice in four years.

    The pay rises came into effect on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has crippled the economy and seen upwards of 130,000 people lose their jobs.

    These pay rises reek of unfairness

    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Catherine Holmes’s total remuneration is now $529,798 – up from $519,406 the previous financial year.

    The salary, which is more than $100,000 greater than Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s, has increased from $476,356 since July 1, 2016.

    The average Queensland annual salary is about $80,000. The 2019-20 increases were gazetted on May 15, but they came into effect on February 7 and were back-paid until July 1 last year.

    In 2007, Queensland passed laws which introduced a new system creating a statutory link between the remuneration of a Federal Court judge and a Queensland Supreme Court judge.

    Wages for other judicial officers are benchmarked against the amount received by Supreme Court judges.

    The President of the Court Appeal’s remuneration soared from $506,421.71 last financial year to $516,553.67 in 2019-20. All other Supreme Court judges will earn total remuneration of $468,020 – up from $458,840 in 2018-19.

    The Chief Judge of the District Court will also earn $468,020 which is an increase from $458,840.

    Acting Attorney-General and Justice Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that, like other jurisdictions, Queensland judicial salaries were directly linked to Commonwealth judicial salaries, as determined by an independent Commonwealth tribunal.

    “Queensland’s courts continue to operate during COVID-19, with appropriate social distancing and operational safeguards in place,” he said.

    “As reported last year, the criminal list continues to impose significant demands on the available judicial resources,” she wrote.

    “Nonetheless, a statewide clearance rate of 100.5 per cent was achieved. Another pleasing outcome is that the number of defendants in the group whose matters were more than 12 months (but less than 24 months) old has decreased markedly, by about 50 per cent across the state.”

    Justice Holmes also wrote the court had a number of class actions “on foot” and that it was “likely that such actions will require a significant allocation of judicial resources in the future”.

    She also wrote civil lodgements increased, with there being a noticeable increase in long civil trials, which had had a “significant impact on the allocation of judicial resources” because it meant one judge would be committed to one trial for an entire year.

    Meanwhile, this week it was announced jury trials could resume after they were halted in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Pending infection rates, jury trials will resume with limitations and precautions in the second half of this year.

    One District Court judge is expected to preside over jury trials from June 22.

    The number of trials will then be gradually increased depending on any difficulties.

    BY THE NUMBERS

    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Catherine Holmes $529,798.64

    Court of Appeal President Walter Sofronoff $516,553.67

    All other Supreme Court judges $468,020.00

    Chief Judge of the District Court Kerry O’Brien $468,020.00

    All other District Court judges $421,218.00

    Chief Magistrate Terry Gardiner $400,157.10

    Deputy Chief Magistrate Janelle Brassington $384,244.42

    All other magistrates $368,331.74

    Land Court President Fleur Kingham $468,020.00

    Other members of the Land Court $421,218.00

  124. Fisky

    Mohan Malik 实事求是
    @jmohanmalik
    ·
    1h
    “This time the PLA soldiers are digging defences, preparing bunkers, moving in heavy vehicles and have reportedly even moved artillery guns…72 Ind soldiers injured…[retaliation] for the new J&K/Ladakh map unveiled in Nov and/or DBO road construction last year”
    Quote Tweet

    Ajai Shukla
    @ajaishukla
    · 1h
    The govt is trying to pass off the Ladakh intrusions as just another border clash — but the situation is much, much worse. There are 5,000 Chinese on the Indian side at Galwan/Pangong and they are digging defences to stay. No Indian Army response so far.

    http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-new-

  125. Botswana O'Hooligan

    Favourite C-47 is the one at Airways hotel in PNG. Always sitting along the edge of the balcony so I could look at her while munching breakfast.

    If that is the one embedded in the pub wall as a sort of club bar, it was full of whores last time we overnighted in POM.

  126. JC

    Fisk

    It’s doesn’t make sense. Why would China want to pick so many fights at the same time – now with India?

  127. Karens take shrewishness to a whole new level. Because women’s lib and da equalidy means that they now have real power. So they throw their weight around, threatening to “go to the manager”, lawfare and other forms of tattletailing to shame others into compliance. They are like police without the uniform.

    Why are you outside without a mask on?

    I hope you and your kids f##@en die of corona!

    Is what a Karen would say.

  128. The govt is trying to pass off the Ladakh intrusions as just another border clash — but the situation is much, much worse. There are 5,000 Chinese on the Indian side at Galwan/Pangong and they are digging defences to stay. No Indian Army response so far.

    No direct land battles, just bomb the shit out of em.

    Anyone who denies the utility of airpower is a empire building progressive democratic socialist.

  129. JC

    Is what a Karen would say.

    Jut this week, I had a Karen remind me the store’s limit was two. I told her her that her stay was too long and if she spent less time yapping to the sales girl there wouldn’t be a problem. Her reply was very hurtful and she said I was a rude person.

  130. OldOzzie

    Further on Queensland and Public Servants with no skin in Covid-19

    Des Houghton: Judges’ pay rises reek of unfairness

    I’m all for judges and parliamentarians being paid well, but in the current economic climate their salaries reek unfairness.

    Annastacia Palaszczuk brought public sector pay rises into sharp focus recently when she announced a pay freeze on morning TV. She was forced into a humiliating backdown after an outcry from unions.

    I’m told she didn’t do her homework because some deals were already set in stone while other workers are under federal union agreements.

    To rub salt into her wounds the then Treasurer Jackie Trad and Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace wrote to the Queensland Council of Unions general secretary Michael Clifford promising a pay boost and adding that, “Times are tough and we are all in this together.”

    Times don’t appear to be all that tough for union leaders.

    The Registered Organisations Commission disclosure log shows CFMEU Queensland construction secretary Michael Ravbar was on $244,017. In the mining division Timothy White was listed as receiving $276,178, Stephen Smyth $234,133, Mitch Hughes $230,910 and Glenn Power $223,271.

    The highest paid union leader is United Firefighters Union secretary Peter Marshall ($419,697). Who is this guy? A judge?

  131. H B Bear

    Most judges would have taken a pay cut on joining the bench ( albeit greater job security and rolls Royce retirement benefits). Anyone want to take a stab what Pony Girl would be doing if she hadn’t inherited a safe ALP Qld seat where they are seen as personal property?

  132. JC

    America’s New Pastime: Day Trading

    Some Wall Streeters believe the absence of live sports has led gamblers to wager on shares, contributing to the market’s comeback from the March plunge. Will they stick with stocks when games return?

    This is very funny. There’s a bid in the market since the lows and volumes are actually quite decent considering. It’s funny because every single big time hedge fund dude CNBC has on to chat about the markets is very negative and in some cases giving clues they are quite short. Maybe the little guy makes out when these whales have had enough and start buying.

    The biggest mind fuck of them all is if the market this year heads back to its all time January highs. There could be some suicides by hedgies jumping out of their multi-million dollar NYC penthouses.

  133. thefrollickingmole

    Anatomy of a Karen.

  134. Infidel Tiger King

    America’s New Pastime: Day Trading

    Dave Portnoy is a mega influencer.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Carnival Cruise Lines. $14.46, down from $72.00.

  136. JC

    Dave Portnoy is a mega influencer.

    Honest question…. do you think that’s what’s going on? I’m a boomer so I don’t quite get this social media thing.

  137. Fisky

    It’s doesn’t make sense. Why would China want to pick so many fights at the same time – now with India?

    1. Because they can get away with it. The only countries with compelling interests in that part of the world are China, India and Pakistan, and India is probably not going to push back and risk a war on two fronts (any war between India and China would probably trigger an immediate invasion of Indian Kashmir by Pakistan)
    2. They want to take the measure of all the potentially hostile countries in the region, should they decide to take a swing at Taiwan.

  138. cohenite

    That NSW ex-premier whose name I forget was a decent looker in her younger days.

    What is the name given to males dominated by a karen; anyway head prefect is a fan of one of the main karens, keneally; here she is:

  139. Rex Anger

    No direct land battles, just bomb the shit out of em.

    It seemed to work for the RAF to keep the Afghans and various ornery groups on thr Frontier in line…

    Furthermore, is it an act of nuclear war against a foreign power, if you land a tactical nuke on your own territory to dislodge an occupying force that has not declared war against you?

    My opinion on the legality is suss, but I much prefer the lower environmental footprint of thermobaric bombs or MLRS when it comes to area denial…

  140. Fisky

    Have any journalists thought to ask Joel Fitzgibbon why he thinks no one should criticise the PRC’s political system? He’s really exposed himself on that one.

  141. Fisky

    This proves that “engagement” with China was always based on a lie. It was sold to the public that engagement would open up China’s political system and strengthen democracy. Instead, it’s led to western political and business leaders trying to abolish democracy and free speech, at the urging of China. So it’s failed. Time to abandon this dumb strategy.

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    Everyone should listen to doctors all the time, because they are above reproach (the Hun):

    ‘A vengeful Melbourne medico who targeted a colleague with vile abuse when she rejected his advances has been disqualified. Dr Jason Lehr sent obscene text messages and posted hateful Instagram comments to the female doctor over eight months — on one occasion calling her an “unlovable daddy-issued s–t”.

    ‘In another Dr Lehr crudely said the woman had a “hands-on interest” in old men and geriatrics and mocked her “sh–ty” travel photo posts on social media.

    ‘The Medical Board of Australia this month disqualified him as a health practitioner for a further year, a tribunal finding he failed to adhere to the doctors’ code of conduct and behaved “in a way that was grossly unprofessional and severely lacking in courtesy”.’

    Further down the article, in a Captain Obvious moment:

    ‘The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency lists Dr Lehr’s previous principal place of practice as Fitzroy and states his medical licence is cancelled.’

  143. zyconoclast

    Fisky
    #3461877, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    Jeff Sessions is Trump’s most valuable ally ever but the orange idiot doesn’t get it

    +100

    Orange man was really annoyed that Jeff was actually trying to stop illegal aliens. Trump was/is just tweeting and “closely monitoring the situation.”

  144. Infidel Tiger King

    Honest question…. do you think that’s what’s going on? I’m a boomer so I don’t quite get this social media thing.

    He’s part of the reason, but also the lack of product to bet on has meant people who are normally Sports gamblers have taken up trading.

    Same way heroin addicts switch drugs when there is a shortage.

    What a world.

  145. pete m

    Portnoy set up that fake falling out with his podcast girls as it got more publicity for them.

    Smart cookie.

    Suitman is his man.

  146. I have a hard time believing all or most magistrates are pulling significantly more than 7k a week before they get put on the bench.

    You also apply to be a magistrate. It is a career progression thing. There is a lot of competition and a lot of people start applying when they feel ready for it. If I was making $1 mil a year, I’d think about buying rental properties and retiring in 5-10 years.

    Bloody hell, not all lawyers can charge $1100 per hour (I’ve seen retiring boomers complain about this now they are clients and no longer clipping tickets themselves) and some of the bench get there through the public service. The bench is the jackpot for them, whereas it is retirement or politics only for others.

    Maybe Lex Lasry made more at the bar then he ever did as a judge.

    You have to think of the hours put in beforehand, the risk adjustment (job security) and power that ordinary citizens never have. Plus its a segue to other sinecures.

    Put it down to the hourly rate for a more accurate comparison.

    Anyway, I won’t shed a tear for anyone on the bench who can’t pay their bills.

  147. Infidel Tiger King

    Fisky
    #3461877, posted on May 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    Jeff Sessions is Trump’s most valuable ally ever but the orange idiot doesn’t get it

    He’s got appalling judgment when it comes to hiring.

    He finally has a decent press secretary but he still has a dud cabinet.

  148. Tel

    TAXPAYERS are bankrolling lucrative salary increases for Queensland’s judges, including a more than $53,000 hike for the state’s Chief Justice in four years.

    The pay rises came into effect on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has crippled the economy and seen upwards of 130,000 people lose their jobs.

    These pay rises reek of unfairness

    Given how much looting of the public purse is going on right now, and the quasi-legality of the whole thing, it’s only good manners to tip the judges.

  149. zyconoclast

    British F1 and supercar icon is in financial stress due to the coronavirus pandemic, and may take drastic measures to survive.

    British F1 and supercar specialist McLaren is looking to borrow between £250 million (AU$465 million) and £275 million (AU$511 million) against its headquarters and historic car collection to see it through decreased profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The funds are being sought by McLaren and its financial advisers JP Morgan following the rejection of a £150 million (AU$279 million) loan application with the English government, Sky News reports in the UK.

    To raise the funds, McLaren will consider mortgaging its Woking-based headquarters and historic car collection – estimated to be worth £200 million (AU$372 million) and £250 million (AU$465 million) respectively.

  150. Nick

    They want to take the measure of all the potentially hostile countries in the region, should they decide to take a swing at Taiwan.

    My pick was that they would go after Vietnam for a number of reasons

  151. Bundyrum

    Don’t think so Nick.
    Vietnam has given the Chinks a bloody nose before & they know they will have to have eyes in the back of their head forever if they invade there.

  152. zyconoclast

    German president thanks M00slims for [email protected]@[email protected] lockdown conduct
    The holy month is normally a time for coming together, rather than being separated by social distancing measures. The German president also expressed his alarm at the “hatred and exclusion” directed towards M00slims.

  153. cohenite

    He’s got appalling judgment when it comes to hiring.

    His worst characteristic. Being a super salesman he sometimes falls for duds who can sell themselves.

    I’m in 2 minds about Sessions. Sessions is saying that once the mueller thing took flight he had to recuse himself. That allowed that fuck Rosenstein to come in and become an active player in the whole set-up. Even if the recusal was the proper thing to do, which is questionable, it allowed the inmates to take over the asylum.

  154. Fisky

    My pick was that they would go after Vietnam for a number of reasons

    The SCS has never stopped being an issue. Samuel Huntington predicted that any globalised conflict would likely start in the SCS with China v. Vietnam, and all the major powers falling on one side or another. It seems a bit more likely that Taiwan is going to be where it all starts, with secondary fronts opening up in the SCS and Central Asia.

  155. My pick was that they would go after Vietnam for a number of reasons

    Didn’t work out all that well for them last time and they learned some hard lessons.

    The PLA’s performance in the 1979 war was so bad, even Vietnamese commanders were surprised, according to some sources. This was a result of its reliance on Korean War–style infantry assault tactics, due to the operational inflexibility and stagnation of military thought in the PLA. The layout of the command structure, and the infrastructure that supported it, could not support maneuver warfare by smaller units of higher-quality forces.

  156. Nick

    It seems a bit more likely that Taiwan is going to be where it all starts, with secondary fronts opening up in the SCS and Central Asia.

    China must really be hurting to do that. By hurting I mean Chinese ‘pride’ that would make them think that such a suicide mission would be worth it.

  157. Zatara

    There really seems to be some sort of bias against the Navy in Victoria Crosses

    Top Ender

    If you are looking for the source of that bias, at least in the WWII era, I suggest you look to the senior commanders of the RAN in WWII, most of whom were actually RN. (Think Crutchley, Crace, etc.)

    Hector Waller and Robert Rankin were RAN and thus not in the RN old boys club. Teddy Sheean, being an OR as well as being RAN, had two strikes against him.

    In comparison, Albert Rooks, commander of the USS Houston, was a US Naval academy grad, US Naval War College grad, and unquestionably a member in good standing of the US Navy’s old boys club.

    Another factor might have been that as I understand the system in place at the time, the chain of approval for an award recommendation for an RAN member went to London for approval bypassing the Australian hierarchy entirely.

    At this point the lack of vote-inspiring impact, an unwillingness to embarrass the ‘system’, and just plain old bureaucratic inertia may be the key issues.

  158. Fisky

    China must really be hurting to do that. By hurting I mean Chinese ‘pride’ that would make them think that such a suicide mission would be worth it.

    I doubt they’ll go for outright D-Day style invasion. More like a gradual escalation involving active measures (psy-ops), hacking, a few mid-air fighter collisions, some kind of unofficial plausibly deniable sea blockade, hopefully to get Taiwan to take the first swing.

  159. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Des Deskperson at 1:52 pm:

    ” (from me:) ‘The latest annual report of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, two years old!’

    Sorry, the ACMA may have many problems and faults but tardiness in tabling its annual reports isn’t one of them.

    Here’s the 2018-19 report, tabled in October 2019, within the required tabling time frame for that FY:”

    I searched Google for the useless public service radio broadcaster experts, who know much better than Alan Jones how to do his job, found their typically useless public service web site and used a search box on the home page. Type in “annual report” and the first two listed results are:

    “1. Australian Communications and Media Authority annual report 2013–14
    2. Australian Communications and Media Authority annual report 2014–15”

    I scrolled down a little to see a “compliance report” and that was enough for me. If their excessively remunerated useless public servant computer specialists cannot order their search results to offer the paying public the latest available data first then they are taking their money under false pretenses. They are expecting more than they deserve in having me waste my time interpreting and adjusting to allow for their incompetence.

    There is near a quarter of a million of the pointless, non contributing, bludging slugs in the Federal bureaucracies alone.

  160. Bundyrum

    Methinks this chink flu is causing a lot more problems worldwide than just locking up people.
    The world is in a real bad place at the moment, I have no worries for Australia though, our subs will save us.

  161. Perfidious Albino

    Joel Fitzgibbon should STFU with his China schtick – he’s already been brought undone (at least) once under the nefarious influence of their local agents…

  162. OldOzzie

    zyconoclast
    #3461959, posted on May 23, 2020 at 3:23 pm
    British F1 and supercar icon is in financial stress due to the coronavirus pandemic, and may take drastic measures to survive.

    British F1 and supercar specialist McLaren is looking to borrow between £250 million (AU$465 million) and £275 million (AU$511 million) against its headquarters and historic car collection to see it through decreased profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    zyconoclast

    Dan the Man could have some problems with his 2021 F1 Driver signing with McLaren

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Mick GCQ:

    Wholeheartedly agree. Raw statistical data (I just know this will horrify some people) is available the day after the reporting period, unless you have to individually record things written on paper that can’t be scanned.

    But first, prior to release to the public (ie, people who might question the results of said data) the people in charge of that data then compare it against comparable earlier reporting periods.

    Then, they determine ‘counting rules’ for the earlier period/s and the reporting period in question, and see if they have changed – and if so, by how much, for what and any effect it had on the raw data produced.

    Next, the data is then ‘adjusted’ to apparently more accurately reflect the currency of the information. This will also take into account who is in charge of the department the data reporting will potentially reflect badly on.

    Finally, and this is the killer, the data is not released until the PR monkeys have had a chance to prepare and provide several feet of wet concrete’s worth of spin on the figures. And the adjustment. And to provide suitable excuses that the current suboptimal state of affairs won’t happen next time. Until it does.

    That’s if the data isn’t do damaging that it’s not released at all.

    Any reputable organisation should be able to release the raw data from a particular reporting period to the public at large, and then open the floor to debate.

    And yet here we are.

  164. Zatara

    Sessions waited until the day after he was hired as AG to drop the bomb that he wasn’t going to do squat about the political crimes that were ongoing.

    He recused himself from investigating any of them, not just the Mueller probe, for no good reason. But at a minimum he could have insisted on a proper distribution of political views on the Mueller staff and given it at least an appearance of fairness.

    He made himself a lame duck just when he was needed the most, then sat on the nest for years until he was booted off of it. He most certainly did nothing helpful to Trump or the American people.

  165. Eyrie

    Would anyone miss ACMA if it ceased to exist? Likewise most Federal Departments. Self licking ice cream cones.

  166. OldOzzie

    Nick
    #3461967, posted on May 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    It seems a bit more likely that Taiwan is going to be where it all starts, with secondary fronts opening up in the SCS and Central Asia.

    China must really be hurting to do that. By hurting I mean Chinese ‘pride’ that would make them think that such a suicide mission would be worth it.

    Nick

    Hong Kong First

    ‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes controversial security laws
    Proposed legislation would effectively end one country, two systems status, say critics

  167. Rockdoctor

    My pick was that they would go after Vietnam for a number of reasons

    They never seem to tire of trying to subjugate the Indochina peninsula despite the grief it has given them. The Viets have seen them off a handful of times despite being under the Emperors control for large swathes of their history. There is a statue in Saigon to a notable Military Figure who defeated or led an uprising against the Chinese centuries ago that was proudly shown off to me by one of the locals when I was last there.

  168. Fisky

    -Vietnam is a brave hold-out against Chinese colonial aggression from the present day dating back centuries
    -China is a wholly benign international player and it is “racist” to criticise them.

    Pick one.

  169. OldOzzie

    The Air Force’s AI-Powered ‘Skyborg’ Drones Could Fly as Early as 2023

    The drones would fly alongside Air Force warplanes, doing jobs too dangerous or dull for pilots.

  170. Nick

    OldOzzie,
    HK is a different kettle of fish. It’s seen as a recalcitrant child. China ‘owns’ it lock stock and barrel and shares a land border. The succession of Chinese tantrums of late will be of interest to various intelligence agencies. I suspect it will snap soon and some minnow will cop it. To do that, it would be both from international shaming hurting its pride and even worse pressures within China.

  171. Old School Conservative

    Rex Mango
    #3461834, posted on May 23, 2020 at 12:54 pm
    OSC, link please.

    Here
    .

  172. Bundyrum

    OldOzzie, have to agree there, who can come to the aid of HK?
    It now belongs to China, any move there is an act of war against them.
    We all know the chinks can break any agreements they want to break.
    What should happen across the west is isolate China, buy nothing from them, bring manufacturing back to our home countries, to do a lot of this we need cheap electricity to power industry.
    Unfortunately we have shit politicians.

  173. Bundyrum

    OldOzzie, have to agree there, who can come to the aid of HK?
    It now belongs to China, any move there is an act of war against them.
    We all know the chunks can break any agreements they want to break.
    What should happen across the west is isolate China, buy nothing from them, bring manufacturing back to our home countries, to do a lot of this we need cheap electricity to power industry.
    Unfortunately we have shit politicians.

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  174. Ed Case

    It’s doesn’t make sense. Why would China want to pick so many fights at the same time – now with India?

    China can’t feed itself, so without trade it’s got to find some resources fairly soon or the peons will be revolting. At least, that’s what an anonymous commenter on Unz Review says.
    Here’s the link for anyone interested, comment#49:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/la-times-biden-was-right-he-just-didnt-have-the-right-to-say-it/#comment-3912496

  175. Fisky
    #3461981, posted on May 23, 2020 at 4:10 pm
    -Vietnam is a brave hold-out against Chinese colonial aggression from the present day dating back centuries
    -China is a wholly benign international player and it is “racist” to criticise them.
    Pick one.

    Well played Fisky.

  176. 2dogs

    Alright, which one of you lot wrote “depravity” as the answer to all of these questions?

  177. Siltstone

    Fisky
    #3461946, posted on May 23, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Have any journalists thought to ask Joel Fitzgibbon why he thinks no one should criticise the PRC’s political system? He’s really exposed himself on that one.

    Chinese-owned, and therefore CCP-controlled, Yancoal bought several large coal mines in Joel Fitzgibbon’s Hunter electorate from Rio Tinto. The Chinese are pulling Fitzgibbon’s strings and he is dancing as directed. Has he registered as an agent of a foreign governent? Has he been sent a letter demanding details of his connections?

  178. Tel

    Sessions is saying that once the mueller thing took flight he had to recuse himself. That allowed that fuck Rosenstein to come in and become an active player in the whole set-up.

    Trump’s super power is that his enemies feel an unstoppable urge to make a big public display of virtue signalling while revealing themselves for who they are. Rosenstein has done that now … so we know, and everyone knows. Hard to stab people in the back once they see what you are up to.

    If Sessions was smart enough to step to one side that means either (A) he is incredibly gutless and will knuckle under no matter who comes along or (B) he knew it would be a train wreck and wanted someone else driving. I suggest the latter. At any rate, we could short list the main Trump enemies now: Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe, Mueller, Stzrok, Page, etc. Each and every one of those has sufficient evidence against them now … only a question of whether someone pulls that lever labelled “justice”.

  179. Des Deskperson

    ‘I searched Google for the useless public service radio broadcaster experts, who know much better than Alan Jones how to do his job, found their typically useless public service web site and used a search box on the home page. Type in “annual report” ……”

    A fair point, Mick.

    What you have drawn attention to – and why intrigues me – is the size of the ACMA – 450 employees at 31 December 2019.

    By contrast, two APS agencies that I picked out at random and which have a broadly similar regulatory and audit function have considerably smaller staffs. The Fair Work Commission – whose duties are by all appearances much more important and intensive than the ACMA’s – had only 304 staff. The Australian National Audit Office – responsible for in accurate, evidence based in-depth audits of the financial probity and the performance effectiveness of Commonwealth agencies – had only 338.

    Maybe I’m missing somethings but the ACMA seems, prima facie, somewhat feather-bedded.

  180. Ed Case

    Comment #48, before the Steve Sailer Unz Review link above, reads in part:
    *** And by the way, Kiwis and Aussies were obligated to fight in Vietnam under Anzus, if not legally then diplomatically. So no, they don’t get extra credit. I know they weren’t happy to assist the horrible Seppos — they were much happier helping the Brits introduce Agent Orange to the world in Malaya. ***
    Anyone here know for sure if this is true?

  181. Tel

    China can’t feed itself, so without trade it’s got to find some resources fairly soon or the peons will be revolting.

    It also has no supply of oil other than Iran (via ship), and insufficient supply of most other fuels.

    Russia recently activated their Siberian gas pipeline, while everyone was looking elsewhere. They are starting building another one too.

  182. John Comnenus

    Bias against the Navy in awarding VC! Give me a break. The Royal Australian Regiment has been the heart of the Australian Army since 1948 and has been either the main component of Australian military operations including Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Members of the Regiment were involved in numerous operations, many battles and witnessed many acts of heroism often in dire situations such as Kapyong, Long Tan and Coral Balmoral. Despite all this, the first member of the Royal Australian Regiment to be awarded a VC was Dan Keighran in 2012. I don’t want to denigrate Navy but there were many acts of heroism worthy of a VC especially in Korea and Vietnam.

  183. John Comnenus

    Yep China can’t feed itself, we are expecting a COVID induced worldwide downturn in food production and The CCP thinks it’s a good idea to make Australian food products more expensive in a country that can’t feed itself. This is malice getting in the way of self preservation.

  184. Arky

    In Ford Model A generator news, I am sourcing a second hand unit to rebuild.
    Will get a spare starter and a couple of extra wheels too.
    Guy just has to go out and dig them up. Literally. He buries the stuff.

  185. zyconoclast

    Fisky
    #3461946, posted on May 23, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Have any journalists thought to ask Joel Fitzgibbon why he thinks no one should criticise the PRC’s political system? He’s really exposed himself on that one.

    Chinese-owned, and therefore CCP-controlled, Yancoal bought several large coal mines in Joel Fitzgibbon’s Hunter electorate from Rio Tinto. The Chinese are pulling Fitzgibbon’s strings and he is dancing as directed. Has he registered as an agent of a foreign governent? Has he been sent a letter demanding details of his connections?

    In case you forgot from 2009

    OFFICIALS in the Defence Department have conducted a covert investigation into their own minister, leaking personal information about Joel Fitzgibbon’s relationship with a wealthy Chinese-born woman with past financial ties to Beijing.

    Mr Fitzgibbon’s 16-year friendship with Sydney businesswoman Helen Liu has been raised recently by officials within the Defence Department’s intelligence and security areas as a possible security risk.

    It is understood the secret defence investigation into Mr Fitzgibbon’s friendship with Ms Liu and other aspects of his personal life began well before the pay row broke out.

    As part of their investigation, officials from defence’s security and intelligence areas discovered Mr Fitzgibbon stays in a Canberra residence sublet from Ms Liu and her family. The minister’s office confirmed this arrangement yesterday.

    It is alleged the officials informed senior defence figures of this and their concern about the possible security implications of his relationship with Ms Liu.

    Ms Liu has been a generous financial supporter of the NSW ALP over the past decade. Two of her former property development companies contributed about $90,000.

    Mr Fitzgibbon is understood to be furious at the unauthorised intrusion into his personal affairs and the subsequent leak of information about the investigation. Last night a spokesman for Mr Fitzgibbon said the minister and his family had known Ms Liu and her family since 1992 or 1993 and regarded them as “personal friends”.

    Mr Fitzgibbon’s office yesterday said he first met her when his father, former Labor MP Eric Fitzgibbon, visited China to represent the then prime minister Paul Keating at a major construction project.

    In response to the leaked allegations suggesting Mr Fitzgibbon had received expensive gifts from Ms Liu, his spokesman said the families had exchanged small personal gifts at birthdays and Christmas.

    But he said Mr Fitzgibbon had not accepted any gifts from Ms Liu that would require declaration on Parliament’s member’s interest register.

    Business associates of Ms Liu, who travels between Sydney and China, also acknowledged a strong friendship between her and Mr Fitzgibbon.

    ASIC documents show several of her deregistered Australian companies had Chinese Government-owned enterprises as shareholders.

  186. Leon Dagon

    We have Kek & Heket and now we have Dagon.

  187. Ed Case

    Maybe I’m missing somethings but the ACMA seems, prima facie, somewhat feather-bedded.

    Media introduces the topic, Government sooner or later makes it a reality.
    That seems to be the pattern, so ACMA requires a heap of staff to make certain that wrong messaging
    is punished.
    Personally, I don’t think Alan Jones is legit, though he is hugely entertaining, and those comments he made about Ardern were designed to give the impression that Big Brother/ACMA is all powerful.

  188. bespoke

    Tel
    #3461997, posted on May 23, 2020 at 4:37 pm
    only a question of whether someone pulls that lever labelled “justice”.

    Not going to happen.

  189. Tel

    In Ford Model A generator news, I am sourcing a second hand unit to rebuild.

    Just buy a working electrical system off an old Toyota at a wrecker, then paint it to look old.

    Of all the parts that you want to be “authentic” off an old Ford, the battery, generator and starter would be the least functional I would have thought and who would bother checking them?

    Are you also going to insist on a genuine Ford battery?

  190. zyconoclast

    and from 2010

    PRIVATE records of a Chinese-Australian businesswoman close to former defence
    minister Joel Fitzgibbon indicate he received substantial payments as part of a
    campaign to cultivate him as an agent of political and business influence.

    In a letter to a senior Bank of China executive, Ms Liu wrote that Joel Fitzgibbon
    would become a cabinet minister when federal Labor won power, adding: “The
    money we pay him is worthwhile.”

    The Age can also reveal that the office of Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard was
    told in April last year by lawyers for a former business associate of Ms Liu that
    Mr Fitzgibbon may have had more extensive dealings with the businesswoman
    than acknowledged.

    However, Eric Fitzgibbon who last year denied any commercial ties to Ms Liu has
    this week disclosed that he has worked for the businesswoman by helping sell
    apartments in her property development in Qingdao, in China’s Shandong
    province.

    The note also mentions Ms Liu’s intention to call on then NSW premier Bob Carr,
    stating: “visit Premier Bob C’s home”. At that time, a NSW government
    department was a tenant in one of Ms Liu’s Sydney buildings.
    The note then refers to a visit to the home of a senior Bank of China executive,
    saying, “Give 50k cash as a gift” followed by a proposal to engage the man’s
    wife as a consultant.

    Along with this letter, Liu also sought the help of the Chinese consulate in
    Sydney, which intervened on her behalf in the first half of 1998.
    Her interactions with the Chinese consulate also feature Fitzgibbon’s name. A
    letter written by Liu to the Bank of China’s top Sydney executive in June 1998
    outlines the consulate’s intervention and Fitzgibbon’s interest in her affairs.
    “Thank you very much for the help you have given us over the time. Mr Zhang,
    vice counsellor general in Sydney, said he has good relationship with you and
    has mentioned to you about us. I appreciate your special help in our loan
    repayment. Federal (MP) Joel Fitzgibbon is also very concerned about the legal
    case I am involved in at the moment and has provided me with great help,” she
    writes.

    Fitzgibbon’s name also appears on a list of 22 names in which Liu appears to
    record whom she had paid. The list includes large payments to Bank of China
    executives and senior Communist Party figures, some of whom are now serving
    jail sentences in China for corruption.
    Her documents also record the establishment of a joint venture company with
    Fitzgibbon’s family, with his father Eric as the representative agent, a claim that
    contrasts with the pair’s previous denials of any commercial relationship with
    Liu.

  191. cohenite

    If Sessions was smart enough to step to one side that means either (A) he is incredibly gutless and will knuckle under no matter who comes along or (B) he knew it would be a train wreck and wanted someone else driving. I suggest the latter.

    I would suggest both.

  192. Wrong link sorry

    Sam Hyde predicts the future, basically to 2070.

    Imagine if Andy Kaufman did a ted Talk

    sam hyde gives a ted talk: 2070 PARADIGM SHIFT

  193. vr

    I’m in 2 minds about Sessions. Sessions is saying that once the mueller thing took flight he had to recuse himself. That allowed that fuck Rosenstein to come in and become an active player in the whole set-up. Even if the recusal was the proper thing to do, which is questionable, it allowed the inmates to take over the asylum.

    The recusal happened at his confirmation hearings.

  194. Delta A

    And that power has gone to their heads at the very time their ovaries are running on empty. Which seems to only fuel the rage within.

    You have described Karens to a K, calli.

    We have one hovering around the family circle, powered by her undying belief in her own complete perfection. Her partner, an intelligent, very high achiever, finally admitted that he couldn’t live with her megaphone mouth and suggested an amicable parting. Within the hour, Karen was at the lawyer, laying claim to the major share of his sizeable assets.

    Having been done over twice before via unsuccessful relationships, he said no way. We’ll stick this sham out to the end. With nothing of her own to fall back on, she instantly forgave him and went back to basking in his glory.

    My heart breaks for him.

  195. calli

    That fella sure knows how to pick ‘em. Does he walk around with a target painted on his back?

  196. calli

    Heh. That ABC piece, tucked in right at the end.

    Many suspect China’s official figures remain conservative, speculating there were more victims in the early weeks of the outbreak who died without being tested.

    Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. But they might be lying.

  197. Farmer Gez

    Oh Dan, you’ve done it again.

    Victoria claims ten out of fourteen new COVID recorded cases.

    Just keep locking those positive test people up with family and friends and we may never be free south of the Murray.
    Doing the same shit over and over but expecting a different result each time. Good thing we’re relying on expert medical advice, it helps idiots get to sleep.

  198. zyconoclast

    FBI Identifies Suspect Slain In Terrorism-Related Shooting At Texas Navy Base

    A Thursday morning shooting at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi was terrorism-related, officials say, and the FBI has identified the suspect as 20-year-old Corpus Christi man Adam Salim Alsahli.

  199. bespoke

    Delta A
    #3462021, posted on May 23, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Having been done over twice before via unsuccessful relationships, he said no way. We’ll stick this sham out to the end. With nothing of her own to fall back on, she instantly forgave him and went back to basking in his glory.

    Dignity is more important then cash.

  200. Zatara

    The recusal happened at his confirmation hearings

    No.

    Feb. 9, 2017: Sessions is sworn in as attorney general.

    March 2, 2017: Sessions recuses himself.

  201. Kev

    *** And by the way, Kiwis and Aussies were obligated to fight in Vietnam under Anzus, if not legally then diplomatically. So no, they don’t get extra credit. I know they weren’t happy to assist the horrible Seppos — they were much happier helping the Brits introduce Agent Orange to the world in Malaya. ***
    Anyone here know for sure if this true?

    Sounds like something Numbers would write – possibly some truth but delivered with a twist of hatred and targeted, selective emphasis.

  202. Tim Neilson

    zyconoclast
    #3462016, posted on May 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I also recall two news items from around then during Fitzgibbon’s tenure as defence minister:
    Fitzgibbon flew to China at her behest on Christmas Day leaving behind his wife (whose birthday is on Christmas Day) and kids;
    The White Paper on defence was shown to the Chicoms before it was shown to Parliament.

  203. Delta A

    Dignity is more important then cash.

    True, bespoke.

    I think he feels it hardly matters anymore. His ‘one true love’ has slipped away and, with passing years, he sees nothing hopeful in his romantic future. It is like a Mr Collins/Charlotte situation from PaP. He is not passionately involved or wildly happy, but quite content.

  204. zyconoclast

    The White Paper on defence was shown to the Chicoms before it was shown to Parliament.

    Owners before ownees

  205. Rockdoctor

    As I noted this morning Fitzgibbon isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. One Nation got 20% of the vote at the last election and I know the upper areas of the Hunter the general feeling among the rank & file not wealthy types is that the PHON or S&F are the party of choice now. Pandering to the Chinese isn’t going to help that and he has history there. I reckon if there are further boundary changes moving the sea changer Lakes & newer areas near Newcastle out of Hunter he will be toast. As for the state member Johnson, he has the advantage of incumbency but that shine is fading as the S&F polled 22% last year and I reckon they will be in with a chance when he retires.

    On VC’s yup John and I am told many others should have been written up especially in Afghanistan but weren’t due to inept commanders, internal politics or even outright stonewalling from senior ranks. Just as a guess I’d say it would be a feature of the system not a bug just WWI & WWII were on a scale that dwarfed later conflicts hence the higher numbers of recipients.

  206. incoherent rambler

    That fella sure knows how to pick ‘em. Does he walk around with a target painted on his back?

    See link https://rantz72.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bummerbirthmark.jpg

  207. will

    Thursday morning shooting at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi was terrorism-related, officials say, and the FBI has identified the suspect as 20-year-old Corpus Christi man Adam Salim Alsahli.

    Odd name for a Presbyterian.

  208. johanna

    From Mick at 1.29pm

    The latest annual report of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, two years old!, showed that it jagged $84 million from government and paid $55 million odd in salaries and benefits to 445 staff – that was four years ago. Why do these government departments find it so difficult to make timely reports? It is not as if they don’t have enough coolies to piece together something so simple.

    After spending all morning listening to 2SM and 2GB, taking notes, what do 445 otherwise unemployable public servants do for the rest of the day?

    The stupid body is governed by a board of 6 old sheilas and two girlie men, who boss around four general managers, three of whom are sheilas! What a bloody awful place to work!

    Mick, I knew several of the senior management there from my days in the Comms Department, where many of them come from. I can confidently say that none of them has any experience of the world outside the bureaucracy, and the Canberra bureaucracy at that.

    What’s more, they are funded by an industry levy and therefore have absolutely no fear of ever having their budget properly scrutinised, let alone cut. Industry is too scared to take them on.

    They are completely process oriented, and weave their way through the maze of legislation, regulations, and industry codes that bedevil the communications sector. 90% of it could be scrapped tomorrow, and nobody would notice, except for a few noisy and well placed lobbyists and SJWs.

    I have written here before about my complaint about that greasy little crook, Benny Hinn, claiming to cure cancer and diabetes on stage, televised in this country. He then solicited donations. They sent me a four page reply which, despite all my experience of bureaucratic bafflegab, I cannot make head or tail of. But, the bottom line was that Benny was OK with them.

    So much for looking after the punters. Speaking of which, their website is a nightmare of opacity and obfuscation, even to me. And I spent nearly ten years in the Comms bureaucracy.

    No Minister has had the guts to do anything about them, and the prospects for the future are not great.

  209. kaysee

    OldOzzie
    #3461500, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:21 am

    No Matter Who Biden Picks, His Running Mate Will Be A ‘Karen’

    The Karen checklist from the article:

    …… a “Karen” in 2020 is, “an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman,” says dictionary.com. Wikipedia says a Karen “displays aggressive behavior when she is obstructed from getting her way.” She often wants to “speak to the manager” because it’s her nature to complain, hector, and rage. During the pandemic, we’ve seen Karens all over, screeching and nagging about masks, social distancing (both for and against it and on occasion taking both sides simultaneously), and any conduct she doesn’t agree with.
     
    A Karen is a tattletale and a snob, mean girl who got older but didn’t grow up. And her defining traits, bullying, a desire to subjugate others, and rank hypocrisy, fit snugly with progressive-left politics.

    Those last six words will help you quickly identify a Karen.

  210. Mark A

    calli
    If you are using a Singer, do you follow the instructions?

  211. cohenite

    WARNING DISTURBING: Jaydon Hayden Caught Beating Up Elderly Nursing Home Patients In Michigan

    ; James Woods has a good twit about this creep:

  212. zyconoclast

    No Matter Who Biden Picks…

    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced a resolution condemning “anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19,” including use of the phrase “Wuhan Virus.”

    The former presidential candidate introduced the bill on behalf of a number of Democrats to condemn “all manifestations or expressions of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Asian sentiment, scapegoating, and ethnic or religious intolerance” and “to expeditiously investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes, incidents, and threats against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the United States.”

    The resolution claims a study found over 400 cases of anti-Asian discrimination related to COVID-19 between February 7 and March 9.

    The resolution takes particular aim at phrases such as “Wuhan virus,” “Chinese virus” and “Kung Flu” for perpetrating “anti-Asian stigma.”

    It calls on the U.S. to “recommit” to building an inclusive society by “prioritizing language access and inclusivity in communication practices.”

  213. calli

    Yes, Rambler. That Far Side came to mind as I typed.

    I’ve observed this stuff over many…many years. People tend to seek out and fall for a “type”. Sometimes the features they desire are perfectly reasonable, but often there’s that little something “extra” and that’s the problem. It comes with baggage. The smitten thinks it’s “chemistry”, but we old bags know it’s brain displacement.

    The guys call it the Hot/Crazy Matrix (think I’ve got that right) in women, and women call it Bad Boy in men. You know it’s toxic but irresistible.

    Train wreck time usually involves filthy lucre.

  214. Cardimona

    Apologies if this has already been posted, Cats, but it’s too good to miss.

    This paper calculates the six e-times for IPCC’s natural carbon cycle data by simply dividing levels by their outflows. With these six e-times, the Physics carbon cycle model is complete, and it exactly replicates IPCC’s data for its natural carbon cycle.

    Then this paper calculates the human carbon cycle model. This model begins with all reservoirs empty and inserts IPCC’s data for annual human carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In each model year, the Physics model lets human carbon flow between the reservoirs according the e-times defined by IPCC’s natural carbon cycle.

    This simple calculation shows the “true” human carbon cycle that obeys the same physical rules as IPCC’s natural carbon cycle. This “true” human carbon cycle differs significantly from IPCC’s claimed human carbon cycle.

    This difference proves IPCC’s human carbon cycle is invalid because it does not use the same physical rules as IPCC’s natural carbon cycle.

    Inspection of IPCC’s data shows IPCC did NOT derive its human carbon cycle from its data for the natural carbon cycle or from any data at all. IPCC forced its human carbon cycle to match its core hypothesis without any consideration of IPCC’s natural carbon cycle data. Therefore, IPCC’s human carbon cycle has no basis in science. Put politely, IPCC’s human carbon cycle is a fraud.

    This conclusion is independent of whether IPCC’s natural carbon cycle perfectly represents natures true carbon cycle. This conclusion is independent of whether the Physics model perfectly represents the true natural carbon cycle. All models are approximations to reality. All that matters here is that the Physics model does exactly represent IPCC’s natural carbon cycle model. And this is sufficient to prove IPCC’s human carbon cycle is a fraud and that IPCC’s core hypothesis is false.

    The political implications of IPCC’s scientific fraud are significant. IPCC told the world that its human carbon cycle was valid. IPCC’s fraud negates all its claims about human-caused climate change. IPCC’s fraud negates all IPCC’s so-called scientific papers that incorrectly assume IPCC’s core hypothesis is true. All such “scientific” papers are wrong.

    Henceforth, no true scientist can claim or assume that natural carbon emissions stayed constant after 1750 and human carbon emissions caused all the increase in atmospheric CO2 above 280 ppm.

    https://edberry.com/blog/climate/climate-physics/ipccs-core-hypothesis-is-dead/

  215. kaysee

    From the same article:

    No Matter Who Biden Picks, His Running Mate Will Be A ‘Karen’
     
    For those who would complain that our editorial is sexist, we counter that with, one, Biden limited himself when he promised to choose a female running mate, so there are no men to criticize, and, two, there are male Karens out there, they just don’t have a name yet. We suggest Barack.

    Karen and Barack?
    No.
    Need other suggestions.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jaydon Hayden Caught Beating Up Elderly Nursing Home Patients In Michigan

    Black supremacist allegedly.
    Linky.

  217. zyconoclast

    cohenite
    #3462046, posted on May 23, 2020 at 5:40 pm
    WARNING DISTURBING: Jaydon Hayden Caught Beating Up Elderly Nursing Home Patients In Michigan

    From 2019

    Elderly care staff accused of running a dementia fight club, pitting patients against each other

    Marilyn Latish McKey, 32, Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20, and Taneshia Deshawn Jordan, 26, were arrested and charged with assault on an individual with a disability in early October, according to authorities.

  218. calli

    Mark A
    #3462044, posted on May 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Chuckle. I’m so keeping that.

    I have a Bernina which doesn’t worry about how I’m dressed, just how efficient I am. Trust the Swiss.

    As for the Juki, she politely bows and averts her dials from my shambolic self. Japanese good manners.

  219. Darkest Hour on tonight. Will be viewed with a few wines.

  220. Arky

    Just buy a working electrical system off an old Toyota at a wrecker, then paint it to look old.

    ..
    No Tel.
    It’s a 6 volt positive ground system.

  221. pete m

    Johanna, there is a Creflo dollar Ministry office near me on the GC.

    Was a little amazed to see they need an office here!

  222. Farmer Gez

    Boo sucks to you preening posers in WA, SA and the NT, claiming you’re COVID free and breezy.

    Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Annaliese Van Diemen said Vicco’s got more cases because we test the most.

    When asked about Victoria’s historically high number of cases believed to be community transmission.

    ‘We’re doing significantly increased testing compared to other states at the moment, so the more we test, the more we’ll find….’

    We’re winners baby!

  223. Arky

    Those pricks doing that elder abuse stuff are on the same level as p files.
    I would hang them.

  224. Arky

    Those pricks doing that elder abuse stuff are on the same level as p files.

    ..
    Having said that, I’m pretty keen to never end up in a place like that.
    Heart attack or massive lethal stroke in mid seventies, cross fingers.

  225. Tel

    It’s a 6 volt positive ground system.

    Cut the Toyota parts in half then … and turn them upside down.

  226. Roger

    PRIVATE records of a Chinese-Australian businesswoman close to former defence
    minister Joel Fitzgibbon indicate he received substantial payments as part of a
    campaign to cultivate him as an agent of political and business influence.

    1 day ago:
    Joel Fitzgibbon breaks Labor ranks to suppport China on covid-19 inquiry.

    Over to you, Albo.

  227. Mark A

    Arky
    #3462061, posted on May 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Those pricks doing that elder abuse stuff are on the same level as p files.

    ..

    Having said that, I’m pretty keen to never end up in a place like that.
    Heart attack or massive lethal stroke in mid seventies, cross fingers.

    Either that or have a large extended family.
    We have a setup along the lines Delta A was talking about a few weeks ago.
    To do with looking after the elders of the family when a must need help time arrives.

  228. Nick

    Lol, bleeding hearts calling for Government money to be given to temporary migrants

  229. areff

    And according to the blog owner, I do post positive and interesting material.

    According to the blog owner, Malcolm Turnbull was the hope of all mankind.

  230. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Grate to see that the aptly named imbecile troll (BIRM) “bemused” has been busy endearing itself to so many commenters.

    But, yeah, we don’t know about da politix or a roights protectin’ gubment, which (iamashiteater will be pleased to know) apparently exists in victoriastan.

    Dunderhead dan will be the last politishaman to sign xer jurisdiction over to those cuddly li’l Bat Peoples, I tells ya!

  231. thefrollickingmole

    Karen and Barack?
    No.
    Need other suggestions.

    Karens and Darrens

  232. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    According to the blog owner you are an inveterate fuckwit, syphilis – and I’ve heard that from the former’s mouth, first hand.

  233. rickw

    Something unique, plus giving MEL ATC something to do:

  234. thefrollickingmole

    Having said that, I’m pretty keen to never end up in a place like that.
    Heart attack or massive lethal stroke in mid seventies, cross fingers.

    I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather.
    Not terrified, screaming and fearful like the passengers in his Model T.

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