Open Forum: June 27, 2020

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  1. Zyconoclast

    US Senators Introduce ‘Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act’ — With Backdoor Mandate

    US lawmakers have introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted information. This bill is “a full-frontal nuclear assault on encryption in the United States,” one expert says. It requires manufacturers of encrypted devices and operating systems to have the ability to decrypt data upon request, creating a backdoor requirement.

    Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and U.S. Senators Tom Cotton and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act on Tuesday. The new bill “would bring an end to warrant-proof encryption in devices, platforms, and systems,” the committee’s announcement reads.

    “Terrorists and criminals routinely use technology, whether smartphones, apps, or other means, to coordinate and communicate their daily activities,” Senator Graham said. He claims that law enforcement could not access “vital information” in many recent “terrorism cases and serious criminal activity” even after a court order was issued. Senator Cotton elaborated, “Tech companies’ increasing reliance on encryption has turned their platforms into a new, lawless playground of criminal activity,” adding:

    This bill will ensure law enforcement can access encrypted material with a warrant based on probable cause and help put an end to the Wild West of crime on the internet.

  2. Megan

    Well, only if you count Zyco’s long winded 2nd post as equal second with his first which got him the silver.

  3. Rossini

    Glasgow stabbing another Christian at work?

  4. NoFixedAddress

    Any white maggot controlled or owned business or company that employs a non-white is obviously racist and treating non-whites with white maggot contempt.

    Justice will only be served when white maggot business’ employ no non-whites.

    BLM JUSTICE NOW.

  5. K2

    Glasgow thing probably fake. Have to include the Scots in all this horse shit etc.

  6. K2

    Who of you have seen an old ’80s movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called “The Running Man”?

    That is how things are. It is all bullshit. Start waking up, or you are cooked.

  7. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    1o – that makes me a first 5. I can’t run that fast, never could.

  8. K2

    Cool word “eleventh”. This also makes me Twelfth, which is a shit word IMO.

  9. K2

    Hang on Mark A copped twelfth. Poofteenth wil do.

  10. Mark A

    Not leaving this on the dying/dead OT

    Lame pics, starting with some open air/country pictures. It helps me relax looking at some peaceful scenery, getting a bit antsy not being able to travel and go back to work.

  11. K2

    You live on the NSW south coast Mark A? Bateman’s Bay region?

  12. Mark A

    K2
    #3496894, posted on June 27, 2020 at 1:03 am

    You live on the NSW south coast Mark A? Bateman’s Bay region?

    Alas, Melbourne Brighton.
    Originally the Kyneton district Vic.

  13. K2

    I live in SW Vic. All good. I aren’t looking to pop around and start ranting etc.

  14. K2

    Brighton? The old missus’ dad lives in East Brighton. Tosser. I always tell the jerk that he lives in West Bentleigh. He’s a phony who follows what is fashionable. Like Wokeness etc

  15. Mark A

    K2
    #3496896, posted on June 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

    I live in SW Vic. All good. I aren’t looking to pop around and start ranting etc.

    Why not?
    Lots of posters do, you’d not be the lone ranger. LOL😍✌😊

    Oh you mean to my place? I can handle some renting and raving but can’t guarantee the missus will stand for it.

  16. K2

    I told the prick to drive me into Brighton proper and show me Warnies house. He did that, which was good of him.

  17. Mark A

    The house in Brighton?
    It was an investment and paid for itself five times over if not more.

    I work and live overseas but got caught here by the bug and stupid pollies while visiting on holiday.

  18. K2

    Yeah nah Mark A; for some reason I thought you lived NSW south coast. Would love to have a rant and suck a slab with you; but,

    a) Missus

    b) Melbourne metro area

  19. Mark A

    So much for that as the saying goes.

    Hungary,

    Corona: Überflüssige Beatmungsgeräte werden in Afrika und Asien verkauft

    Die Regierung bestellte wegen der Corona-Epidemie eine große Anzahl von Beatmungsgeräten,
    ————–
    Die Regierung hatte erwartet, dass im schlimmsten Fall 10.000 Beatmungsgeräte benötigt würden. Sie hat aber über 16.000 bestellt, „damit 10.000 sicher geliefert werden“. „Es gab einen großen Wettbewerb“ auf dem Markt – so Tamás Menczer. Er fügte hinzu, dass die Bestellungen zusammen 300 Milliarden Forint (851 Millionen Euro) wert seien, und fügte hinzu, dass „Menschenleben nicht von Geld abhängen können“.

    Selling unused unneeded hospital gear (ventilators), they ordered 16K# to make sure, almost Irish.
    I agree with this (highlighted) but, human life is priceless.

    How many other countries did the same?

  20. Mark A

    K2
    #3496909, posted on June 27, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Sorry but no. that sort of noise is a no-no for me, upsets my equilibrium.
    Classical, or Doris Day, Seekers and some others like that for me

  21. K2

    My old missus is half Hungarian. We are friends and are raising a child together. Tough and strong woman. Could pull a plough. Feminine; don’t worry.

  22. K2

    You sound like my dad Mark. Crank up some Vera Lynn mate?

  23. Mark A

    K2
    #3496914, posted on June 27, 2020 at 2:04 am

    You sound like my dad Mark. Crank up some Vera Lynn mate?

    She was OK in her time at the time. RIP.
    I’m 61, not that ancient.

  24. K2

    If anyone tells you they have heard a better rock band than AC/DC in the 1979/80 era when Mutt Lange produced Highway to Hell and Back in Black, tell them to fuck off and keep it real. Same sort of tossers that you occasionally come across that tell you they have seen a better footballer than Gary Ablett Snr. Spit in their face. I am Footscray supporter BTW.

  25. Mark A

    K2
    #3496918, posted on June 27, 2020 at 2:13 am

    If anyone tells you they have heard a better rock band than AC/DC in the 1979/80 era when Mutt Lange produced Highway to Hell and Back in Black, tell them to fuck off and keep it real.

    Happy to say this sort of comment in my circles simply would not come up.

    Same sort of tossers that you occasionally come across that tell you they have seen a better footballer than Gary Ablett Snr.

    Agree totally.

    I am Footscray supporter BTW.

    We all have a burden in life to bear, yours is more than deserved, but such is the draw.

  26. Mark A

    My wife told me that she was a “winner and I am a loser”
    My response was “yeah, look who we married”

    … and then we laughed and laughed.

  27. K2

    Footscray through and through. My parents met each other at the Western Oval. Mum’s sister (who was hot ) married a good player etc. Got the box set of the 2016 finals. Maddest shit evah!

  28. Mark A

    Got the box set of the 2016 finals

    Cherish it.
    Never gonna happen again in you lifetime.😢

  29. K2

    Anyway, until white lives matter………………………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  30. Mark A

    You – your
    fix a typo?
    Whom are you kidding?
    Leave some crumbs for numbers.

  31. Mark A

    agree K2 I’m going to bed too, this whole sit. is getting to me, I can’t sleep.
    nite

  32. Tom

    Mark Knight on AFL coaching legend John Kennedy, who died this week aged 91.

  33. Crazyoldranga

    Off to QLD this morning from Victoristan. Passing by Newcastle and Boambee, expect a wave 😀

  34. calli

    Moran, UK. Sense, and plenty of it.

    Poor old Rowe has it wrong. It isn’t Trump riding the sucker at all. But a bit of misdirection for the masses never hurts the cause.

    Thanks Tom.

  35. calli

    Sorry not good enough.

    If you’re going to close down an economy and imprison people based on this chickensh*t, stand by for some blowback. The people making the excuses still have jobs of course.

  36. Mater

    1735099
    #3496385, posted on June 26, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Find one post I’ve made on this subject which is factually wrong.

    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

    These statements are all correct.

    Good morning Bob.
    Sorry, was out and about, or otherwise occupied, yesterday afternoon/evening. Just catching up.

    Are you still maintaining that Trump won the Presidency with just 8.7% of the eligible vote?

  37. calli

    From the OOT

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3496854, posted on June 26, 2020 at 11:52 pm
    If you don’t want China Bug, stay outside and avoid air-con

    https://mobile.twitter.com/politicalmath/status/1276501973479522304

    In conjunction with Moran’s toon.

  38. Mater

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3496854, posted on June 26, 2020 at 11:52 pm
    If you don’t want China Bug, stay outside and avoid air-con

    They certainly advised this in 1919.

    The Consultative Medical Council also made a general recommendation that the best “natural resistance” to the disease was fresh air, and therefore encouraged outdoor activity – provided it was conducted away from crowds.

  39. calli

    Heheh.

    Many…many words from a self-admitted Karen to explain why Melbourne Covid is spiking but not because of BLM demos. No, no, no!

    Because cafés, or something.

    The man was standing so close I could smell the second latte of the morning on his breath.

    The sign outside the store clearly stated maximum three customers at a time — but here he was, swaggering in, with a bunch of shouted “ciao!”s, with two more shoppers casually behind him and now we were six.

    It was a pivotal moment.

    Nothing like the Purple Prose of Panic.

  40. Did Virginia do the finger-to-the-temple thing of just wait until she got home to her computer?

  41. calli

    Meanwhile Keef Sutor is busy shilling for the CCP on Seven. This in relation to the disgraced NSW Labor politician.

    “China is doing exactly what the Americans are doing. Trying to win friends to influence people.” Cute.

    So that’s it, folks. CCP=USA. This is the level of political commentary that we’re expected to swallow.

  42. Okay, read the article. (Erk.) She confesses to Karening but is not specific.

    She should have just run from the shop.

  43. Wasn’t Adölf just trying to do the same?

    Only certain kinds of people, I’ll admit.

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Repeating one from me last night at 11:49 pm on the old thread.

    Legalise Sedition at 9:10 pm commenting on Davey Boy at 9:06 pm on “Nicky Winmar … to sue Sam Newman, Don Scott, Mike Sheahan over … claims … (his jumper pulled up) act in 1993 at Victoria Park was not due to being racially vilified”:

    “How on earth is any if that actionable and not just opinion?

    Imagine if the common law actually was “you must not question any member of an ethnic minority with a statue”.

    Hell, it probably already is.”

    Well, well Dot – I’ve just opened today’s afternoon news here and that was the first thing I saw (the post by Davey Boy at 9:06 pm ) and my immediate thought echoed yours – how is it actionable? A couple of employees of a footy show have expressed opinions. What loss has occurred? What damage has been sustained?

    Back when me and my young mates, and hundreds of thousands of others, were vilifying Lionel Rose by cheering his strength and ability, and for beating Fighting Harada, no-one was much interested in where he came from and what his race might be. We didn’t much like Rocky Gattellari early on but, ‘cos he was a w 0 g, not like us and “us” included Lionel. Eventually Rocky became “us” too and we booed his opponents as enthusiastically as Lionel’s.

    I would see Tony Mundine every other day in the boxing “season”, as I walked up the back to the dunny in our Station Street, Newtown terrace. He’d be leaning on the 1st floor window sill, gasping for air – in McQuillan’s gym across the back lane, above the King Street fruit shop. I don’t think I knew or cared that Mundine was an abo.

    Now and then I get jack of being told what a rotten r8cist joint we were 50 odd years ago, by people who weren’t there or by those who are running some sort of dodge now. Winmar is one of ’em – he’s been retired for more than three weeks so he’d be broke, wouldn’t have a zac to his name and that entitles him to bag the society that cheered him on. Dead set deceitful.

    There were only about 37 or 82 abos in the whole country around 1970. Whitlam Ministers for Abos Gordon Bryant and Jim Cavanagh broadcast “If you’re an abo roll up, roll up – free money, sit down money for youse all!” Well, their numbers grew to exactly 439,012 overnight and they’ve been going up ever since. All they have to do is mumble or grunt and a public servant will tick the box for them – “Bingo! you’re an abo, have some money.”

    So many of ’em are on the take claiming their great great grandfather was captured and killed in the weekly Captain Phillip ethnic cleansing firing squads, when he was in fact a lily white merchant seaman sailing back and forth to home at Huddersfield Harbour.

    Yet I read regularly whites are evil abo bashers, systemmmetricly starving them to death, stealing their farmlets and stump jump ploughs and black slaves wives. Fascinating.

    What the devil is noble about living a life sniveling that you are a loser and 90% of the people around you are selfish achievers?

  45. shatterzzz

    Dear God! How, embarrassingly, WOKE can you get? Melbourne Storm captain, coach and assistant coach take turns delivering, “We understand your pain” speeches to the Warriors team after piling 50 points onto their unimpressive season tally!
    Geez, grown men being paid the sort of money the average wukka dreams of winning the lottery to amass and they get, teary, sympathy from the opposition ……. FFS!
    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/warriors/emotional-scenes-as-storm-captain-coach-address-sad-downcast-warriors-players/news-story/c286610ba10adc981e4d2b535762062a

  46. Shouldn’t they forfeit the match once the lead is too great?

  47. notafan

    The UK is definitely at fault for feeding a Sudanese asylum seeker spaghetti.

    What an asset to the country he would have become.

    Clearly stabbing seven people because too much mac and cheese was an appropriate response.

    And the defending of the indefensible by some entitled spokesman.

  48. Des Deskperson

    ‘Nothing like the Purple Prose of Panic.’

    Trioli has obviously put a lot of work into this para:

    ‘Tame Impala stalwart, Jay Watson has returned to his other project Gum and released a beautiful, shimmering single Out in the World that is a sublime escape from this world: turn the key and step through the door here.’

    ‘Beautiful, shimmering, sublime?

  49. duncanm

    Rossini
    #3496873, posted on June 27, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Glasgow stabbing another Christian at work?

    indeed..

    A spokeswoman for campaign group Positive Action In Housing said the 91-room hotel was housing asylum seekers for the Mears Group, a housing and social care provider, which moved them there during the coronavirus lockdown.

  50. 132andBush

    Are you still maintaining that Trump won the Presidency with just 8.7% of the eligible vote?

    When it comes to chemical application, particularly with the “in crop” spraying program, if we farmers did calculations of this standard everyone would starve.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    I see the floggerati are out again after the latest holding hands and singing together but not too loud in the meadows event at the local holding pen in Scotland. That nice man shot by horrid people.

    What they really should be doing is shooting the knife out of the bad man’s hand.

    Or using Big Oil-funded magic lassos, or heat vision.

    Or using the ability to summon wildlife through mind control.

  52. 3496975, posted on June 27, 2020 at 8:07 am
    Are you still maintaining that Trump won the Presidency with just 8.7% of the eligible vote?

    How cynical can you be?

    Arguably you just need to add up the votes of swing voters in marginal electorates.

    It could be as low as 1.5% in Australia, or even half of that if you take out donkey voters.

    Which is why sortition is superior. Random selection would be more representative.

  53. Maj

    Trump can recover from this: Goodwin

    President Trump looked every bit the beaten fighter as he returned to the White House after Saturday’s rally in Tulsa. His team had boasted that more than 1 million people wanted tickets, but the arena was half-empty.

    Coming amid a slide in the polls, the turnout marks a new low for Trump, whose jammed, raucous rallies have defined his populist presidency. While campaign insiders scramble to figure out what went wrong, they can count themselves lucky.

    The Tulsa turnout is the ­canary in the coal mine. It’s a warning that danger lies ahead.

    The danger is that if the election were held today, Democrat Joe Biden probably would win. So Trump is down, but with about 130 days to go, not out.

    To get four more years, his campaign needs good luck, a more disciplined candidate and a better message.

    Actually, it’s not correct to say Team Trump needs a better message, since it doesn’t seem to have any clear message at all.

    Luck could come in two ways. First, Biden is capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. His infirmities could derail him on any given day and, added to his soft support even among Dems, he’s the most fragile front-runner in memory.

    A poll showed just one-third of Biden’s supporters are enthusiastic about him, while two-thirds of Trump supporters are enthusiastic about their candidate.

    Second, the economy must come back for Trump to prevail. Because of the pandemic shutdowns, the nation is officially in a recession, though as the May jobs report showed, the comeback started with a bang.

    While the stock market anticipates a big rebound, the expansion must continue at a fast clip for Trump to benefit. The report on September jobs, unemployment and wage gains will come in early October and will be the last report voters see before Election Day on Nov. 3.

    Yet, for political purposes, there really are two economies — one red and one blue. As the Wall Street Journal editorial page noted, the blue states whose governors ordered sweeping shutdowns are suffering the highest unemployment.

    “The national jobless rate was 13.3% in May, but 10 states still have unemployment rates above 15%,” the Journal wrote. They include Nevada (25.3 percent), Michigan (21.2), California and Massachusetts (16.3), Illinois and New Jersey (15.2). New York’s unemployment was not much better, at 14.5 percent.

    Trump won Michigan in 2016 and it’s a toss-up this year, but all other states on the list will go for Biden. Still, House and Senate seats are in play in them, and how well the blue states fare economically will have a big impact on the national picture.

    The need for Trump to become more disciplined is self-explanatory, with Tuesday yielding a juicy example.

    In Tulsa, he noted that more testing for the coronavirus is naturally producing more positives, which makes the country look bad. “So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please,’” he told the crowd.

    After condemnation from Biden and the usual media pile-on, aides spent two days insisting the president was being sarcastic and joking.

    Then Trump crossed them up, telling reporters Tuesday he wasn’t joking, insisting, “I don’t kid.”

    Incidents like that one prompted a Trump supporter to wonder on Twitter what the president would be doing differently if he were trying to lose the election. It’s a good question.

    To get back on track, honing and delivering an appealing message is essential. It must center around giving disaffected supporters and other fence-sitters an affirmative reason to give the president a second look.

    That means laying out a coherent vision for a second term, one larger and more specific than simply saying we’re going to do more of the same, only ­better.

    The president took a step in that direction with his promise to release a list of names he would consider for court nominations, including the Supreme Court. He did that in 2016 and kept the promise to pick from the list.

    Still, a framework that is strong and smart is required for the president to re-energize his campaign, and a friend recently sent along just such a Big Idea. It is the right response to the ­destruction of statues and the anarchic chaos erupting around the country.

    The author is Thomas Klingenstein, chairman of the Claremont Institute, who wrote a long treatise on what Trump and the GOP must do to combat the crisis of confidence leaving many Americans pessimistic about the future — and Trump.

    His proposal is that the platform and rhetoric should revolve around the promise to “Preserve the American way of life.”

    Writing in Claremont’s “The American Mind,” Klingenstein summarizes the dominant postwar culture as one where most people “believed we were the shining city on the hill, marked out to show the rest of the world that people can govern themselves. We saw ourselves as one people with a single culture, which was directed by a creed (expressed most notably in the Declaration), supported by the Judeo-Christian ethos, all flavored by our particular history.”

    He says that creed is now ­under assault by “multiculturalism,” which sees society “not as a community of rights-bearing individuals with a shared understanding of a national good, but as a collection of cultural identity groups, ranked in order of victimhood.”

    Having described the opposing forces, he suggests compromise is not possible: “Multiculturalism involves a way of life that cannot exist peacefully with the American way of life any more than could Communism or the antebellum South.”

    Klingenstein says the extreme disturbances in the nation now are evidence of a “regime-level contest,” which includes an attack on our history. He cites the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which aims to brand America as irredeemably racist from its founding, and calls the dueling views “1619 vs. 1776.”

    The article deserves wide readership, especially in the White House. Although Trump talks about law and order and a silent majority, there is now an urgent need for him to rise above the daily noise and make a sustained, compelling argument for why his vision offers a better path forward.

    If he does it right, he will make it clear that “preserving the American way of life” is not just about the next four years. Rather, it’s an idea that also keeps faith with the core principles that made America great in the first place.

  54. Are you still maintaining that Trump won the Presidency with just 8.7% of the eligible vote?

    Of course not.
    He got there with slightly more than one quarter of eligible voters.
    He called it a “landslide”.

    Before making sweeping statements about what Donald Trump’s Election Day victory says about everyday Americans, you might want to consider one fact: Only about one-fourth of Americans eligible to vote actually voted for him.

    According to the US Elections Project’s count so far, only about 56.9 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot on Election Day. That means 43.1 percent of people eligible to vote just didn’t. (The voter turnout rate will increase over the next few days as the final votes are tallied.)

    It also means that Hillary Clinton, based on the latest estimates, got a little more than 27 percent of the voting-eligible population’s vote, while Trump got just 27 percent. (Trump won the Electoral College but may have lost the popular vote.) So a little more than a quarter of the voting-eligible population chose the next president

    Put another way, nearly three quarters of eligible voters did not support him when given the opportunity.
    No wonder the country is in such a mess.

  55. H B Bear

    Chairman Dan fulfils his wet dream and gets to go house to house in Victoriastan.

    Democracy. Good and hard. Coming to your kitchen table.

  56. egg_

    ABC TV Breakfast News:

    80% of Oz CV-19 cases in Victoriastan – way to go, Hunchback!

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I couldn’t care less what happens in the land of the shooting spree.’

    Yet it wants the ability to vote in the elections of another country.

  58. Tel

    Actually, it’s not correct to say Team Trump needs a better message, since it doesn’t seem to have any clear message at all.

    Trump’s message is crystal clear and it’s spelled out every day … if you vote Dem then you hand the country over to rioters, looters, communists and general lunatics.

    That’s the entire election right there. Some people of course do still want the Dems despite what they are offering, but the choice either way is quite stark.

  59. Cassie of Sydney

    “Trump’s message is crystal clear and it’s spelled out every day … if you vote Dem then you hand the country over to rioters, looters, communists and general lunatics.”

    And that is the liberty quote for the day…thanks Tel.

  60. egg_

    The man was standing so close I could smell the second latte of the morning on his breath.

    And he your cheap perfume?

  61. H B Bear

    ABC TV Breakfast News:

    80% of Oz CV-19 cases in Victoriastan – way to go, Hunchback

    Australia’s most progressive State. Going backwards.

  62. egg_

    Lots of women who look like old lesbians discussing the Matildas on Aunty

  63. egg_

    KRuddy’s a former men who look like old lesbians

  64. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  65. Mater

    Of course not.

    So, what you posted “on this subject” was “factually wrong”?

    1735099
    #3496346, posted on June 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Find one post I’ve made on this subject which is factually wrong.

    Yes or no?
    Let’s see if you can do it.

  66. H B Bear

    I am really enjoying the daily dose of Vietnam. I think I might even buy an MX-5.

  67. jo

    HBBear, remember to upgrade to the hermeticly sealed version.

  68. egg_

    Aunty News:

    Victoriastanis only have to walk 100 metres to be tested by Biosecurity Orificers

  69. H B Bear

    HBBear, remember to upgrade to the hermeticly sealed version.

    It doesn’t come from the factory like that?

  70. H B Bear

    Having a bad run with comments at Teh Paywallian. A hat trick of rejections:

    Piggy must realise he will never be PM. Neither will an AWU-backed Bill Shorten.

    I thought that was one of my more moderate ones. Apparently not. At least here I (mostly) stay out of moderation. Thank Snic.

  71. zyconoclast

    If the BLM movement was real, then this is the reason why they should be rioting.
    The free stuff will stop once the higher IQ minorities take over.
    Zero guilt means they wont be so generous.

    Change is coming: Non-Whites and Hispanics make up majority of U.S. under-16 population

    Meanwhile, the young are becoming less numerous and less White. For the first time, non-Whites and Hispanics made up a majority of the under-16 population in 2019, fueled by falling White fertility rates and the rapid growth in the Asian and Hispanic communities.

    Leading the population growth in terms of race were Asian Americans, whose numbers soared by 29.3% in the past decade, an increase of 5.2 million, for 22.9 million in 2019.

    The population of Hispanics (any race) hit 60.6 million after rising by 10 million, or 20%, in the same period. The number of Blacks increased by 11.6%, or 5 million, reaching 48.2 million in 2019.

  72. Only about one-fourth of Americans eligible to vote actually voted for him. According to the US Elections Project’s count so far, only about 56.9 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot on Election Day. That means 43.1 percent of people eligible to vote just didn’t.

    25% + 43% = 68% didn’t vote against Tump. Only 32% didn’t want him.

  73. Geriatric Mayfly

    The piscatorial olympics are underway this morning at Brooks Falls, Alaska. High jump only being shown by the webcam. Some crackers leaping the full distance, others falling back to regather their wits. Not many bears as yet; most too impatient as becomes many an angler. Some are bringing their cubs along for tuition.

  74. egg_

    Linda Burnie on ABC TV Breakfast News looking fairer skinned than the Indian presenter.

    sTan Grant will have to market his BLM tanning lamp and pills.

  75. zyconoclast

    House Democrats are poised to pass a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the nation’s 51st state
    D.C. would no longer stand for District of Columbia and instead be the ‘Douglass Commonwealth,’ named for the Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass

  76. mh

    Glasgow crazed knife man was Sudanese asylum seeker.

    The UK’s racist asylum laws would have driven him to this. Obviously.

  77. zyconoclast

    Trump promises things won’t happen on his watch that have already happened
    By Carol Brown

    Increasing numbers of us are frustrated with the lack of action from the President in the face of madness sweeping across the country. Here’s a 48-hour snapshot of words with no results.

    On Wednesday, the President promised Americans that statues of Jesus Christ and the Founding Fathers would be protected from destruction. He noted that the mob had set its sights on statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others, and that it was “not going to happen as long as I’m here.”

    Okay-dokey. So let’s get a couple of simple facts out of the way first.

    Marxists, anarchists, sociopaths, criminals, foreign actors, and braindead brainwashed college-educated lemmings had already desecrated and toppled statues of Washington and Jefferson by the time the President made his statement. Someone might want to bring that to his attention. (here, here, and here)

    [There is more]

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    Carnival Cruise Lines. $15.78.

    Told yuz.

  79. Struth

    Tucker Carlson trying to wake the right up to the left’s actual evil, and what they are willing to do, which the right seem to refuse to believe.
    I honestly believe many on the right want to believe the bullshit regards the Kung flu because it’s less confronting than to concede the actual situation at hand.

    So, technically we are what is known as “fucked”.
    Beaten by the spawn of the marxist education cartels of the west.

  80. Gerard Henderson column in the Oz today mentions Dutton and Porter both declined invitations to go on Q&A. Plus only three Ministers been on the show so far this year. Congratulations are in order.

    Did we even have one post on Q&A last Monday ? Compared to a few years ago when the thread could generate hundreds of comments.

    Great to see its decline.

    Meanwhile, amidst the cuts, you have to wonder if Tony Jones is still being paid his full salary for no work.

  81. pete m

    Trump will win easily.

    Sleepy Joe Biden would not excite a millennial on speed.

    His campaign is barely on the ground in most swing States. Remember not too long ago he almost lost noms battle.

    His party is in charge of the most dysfunctional States.

    They have embraced far left policies mainstream America sees as expensive.

    Trump is the incumbent and supporters are getting out to vote in record numbers.

    Trump did well in his first term and had the economy pumping. Who would you trust to repeat the job needed?

    Trump will win easily.

  82. thefrollickingmole

    From ye oldde thread..

    Police officer states some wrongthink, Staknovite savior cuts him off to prevent contagion to the masses.
    The chocolate ration has also been increased from 20 to 15 grams as well.

    mh
    #3496834, posted on June 26, 2020 at 10:59 pm
    Cop starts talking about the real purpose of Black Lives Matter, so the Sky presenter cuts him off

    Peter Lloyd
    @Suffragentleman
    ·
    6h
    Ex-Met police chief Kevin Hurley dropping truth bombs on
    @skynews
    – who promptly cut him off! 😂
    @adamboultonSKY

    https://twitter.com/Suffragentleman/status/1276401100795584512?s=20

    Awful crap, if you willfully and deliberately deny facts then you are obviously never going to solve the problems.

  83. rickw

    Brandon Herrera has COVID-19! Looks like he’s gunna croak…. or not:

  84. egg_

    Carnival Cruise Lines. $15.78.

    Tracking da curve – buy now!

  85. Johno

    Bernie Eccleston in trouble again, he said that black people were more racist than white people.

    However , his third wife is expecting their first child together, the Dude is 89, that entitles him to say whatever he wants to, even if it is true.

  86. rickw

    Ok Cats, Saturday is Cat check your guns an ammo day.

    Haul your backside of your couch and clean your AR-15:

  87. H B Bear

    Meanwhile, amidst the cuts, you have to wonder if Tony Jones is still being paid his full salary for no work.

    Another great question for Senate Estimates. I would write to my local Member but I don’t know who it is since The Performing Stick Insect decided it was time to go and cash in.

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “Glasgow crazed knife man was Sudanese asylum seeker.”

    What..not a far-right, male, white supremacist, Tommy Robinson supporter and EDL member?

    Give it two days and it will all be forgotten about…just like the Reading stabber of three gay men…as Douglas Murray (a gay man himself) said this week, in the aftermath of the Reading murders, the progressive left and the leftist media are simply uninterested when the perpetrator isn’t a far-right, male, white supremacist, Tommy Robinson supporter and EDL member….nothing to see here, move along.

  89. thefrollickingmole

    Small outbreak of testicles in the Libs, only 6 months worth though..
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/26/greg-hunt-delays-ban-on-liquid-nicotine-imports-after-backlash-from-coalition-mps

    Greg Hunt has delayed the introduction of a ban on imports of liquid nicotine for vaping by six months, after his unilateral decision prompted widespread backlash on the Coalition backbench.

    The health minister announced on Friday the ban will now apply from 1 January, with a “streamlined process” for patients to get a prescription from their GP.

    The backdown came just two days after Coalition MPs began to openly campaign against the ban and one day after the government made a regulation for the ban to apply from 1 July.

    Nationals George Christensen and Matt Canavan had campaigned against the ban on social media; while Liberals Trent Zimmerman, Tim Wilson and James Paterson told Guardian Australia on Wednesday they opposed the ban because it could push vape users back to smoking.

    On Thursday the Sydney Morning Herald reported that 28 Coalition MPs and senators had signed a petition opposing the ban, which would apply fines of up to $200,000 for those who import liquid nicotine without a prescription.

    In a statement, Hunt said that the sale of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine was banned in all states and territories because of health dangers acknowledged by Australia’s medical experts, including “strong evidence of non-smokers being introduced to nicotine through vaping for the first time”.

    He said the ban responded to medical advice “by ensuring that nicotine based e-cigarettes can only be imported on the basis of a prescription from a doctor”.

    “However, there is a second group of people who have been using these e-cigarettes with nicotine as a means to ending their cigarette smoking.

    “In order to assist this group in continuing to end that addiction we will therefore provide further time for implementation of the change by establishing a streamlined process for patients obtaining prescriptions through their GP.”

    Hunt said the 1 January 2021 start date for the ban would give patients “time to talk with the GP, discuss the best way to give up smoking, such as using other products including patches or sprays”. He said that “if still required”, people could get vape liquid with a prescription.

    Paterson welcomed the backdown, telling Guardian Australia that “vapers will be relieved to hear they will not be cut off on 1 July from a product that helped them kick the habit”.

    “Six months gives us the time to put in place a system that ensures anyone who needs access to these safer alternatives can get it.”

    The ban was supported by the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners, which said on Wednesday that vaping should be a “last resort” for those trying to quit smoking.

    Hunt noted the Victorian Poisons Centre “reported a near doubling of nicotine poisons between 2018 [21 cases] and 2019 [41 cases], primarily caused by imported products of dubious safety and quality”.

    “A Victorian toddler died from nicotine poisoning in July 2018.”

    Gee, you make safe, ready loaded stuff illegal/hard to get, then pretend to be surprised at people getting dosages wrong.
    Shitty people
    The worst.
    Believe me.

  90. Damn you mole.

    Bardcore is normal now.

    Even moire so than fake Synth Wave covers.

    Other music seems derivative.

  91. Boambee John

    Put another way, nearly three quarters of eligible voters did not support him when given the opportunity.

    The bin chicken continues to scratch in the trash can, blind to all but what he wants to see. It would be equalky valid to write.

    Put another way, nearly three quarters of eligible voters did not support Shrillary when given the opportunity.

    What is the point of this argument? That there should be no government?

  92. H B Bear

    Why starve the ALPBC when you can defund it?

  93. mh

    Has Bernie Ecclestone never been given a title?

    That would be unusual for someone with his business achievements.

    I’m guessing saying controversial things occasionally means you don’t become Sir Bernie Ecclestone.

  94. thefrollickingmole

    Buddy, thou art a knave, maketh a big hurtling
    playing in the street, gonna beest a big sir someday
    thee did get mud on thy visage, thee big disgrace
    kicking thy can all ov’r the lodging, singin’
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee
    buddy, thou art a young sir, hard sir
    shouting in the street, gonna taketh on the w’rld someday
    thee did get blood on thy visage, thee big disgrace
    waving thy bann’r all ov’r the lodging
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee, singeth t!
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee, yeah
    buddy, thou art an fusty sir, po’r sir
    pleading with thy eyes, gonna receiveth thee some peace someday
    thee did get mud on thy visage, big disgrace
    somebody bett’r putteth thee backeth into thy lodging, doth t!
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee, yeah, yeah, cometh on
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee, good now, loud’r!
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee, one m’re timeth
    we shall, we shall rocketh thee
    yeah

  95. egg_

    Did we even have one post on Q&A last Monday ? Compared to a few years ago when the thread could generate hundreds of comments.

    Good to see the LNP give it the Kennet treatment.

  96. H B Bear

    If you have just offloaded your business for a billion dollars I’m guessing he doesn’t give a fcuk.

  97. Give it two days and it will all be forgotten about…just like the Reading stabber of three gay men…as Douglas Murray (a gay man himself) said this week, in the aftermath of the Reading murders, the progressive left and the leftist media are simply uninterested when the perpetrator isn’t a far-right, male, white supremacist, Tommy Robinson supporter and EDL member….nothing to see here, move along.

    Yes Cassie. Like old Burnley mate who dared to fly a plane with a White Lives Matter banner fluttering behind him. Media attention for days, missus sacked from her job I believe and police pontificating on whether it could be classified as a hate crime. FMD.

  98. I’ll be impressed with a bardcore versions of

    The thing that should not be
    No surprises
    I aint mad at cha

    Bloods and Crips?

    de Montforts and Plantagenants

  99. Infidel Tiger King

    John 8:32Flag of United StatesFlag of IrelandÉirinn go Brách
    @SlanceEST
    Meet Clair Hall, formally known as Bill Hall. This is the commissioner in Lincoln county, Oregon who mandated that face masks are required, but only if you’re white.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SlanceEST/status/1276516096225370113

    This is liberalism.

  100. Des Deskperson

    One of the ABCs ‘most acclaimed’, ‘best loved’ and ‘most trusted’ TV shows – ‘Gardening Australia’ – has suddenly gone into hiatus – taken, as they say, ‘a well-earned break ‘ – until – maybe – spring.

    No explanation was given and there was no advanced notice.

    The show is/was pathologically woke and some of the presenters are/were annoying, but it could be interesting and it had lots of nice shots of flowers and trees and birds. It’s certainly one of the most harmless of the ABC’s products.

    More significantly, after the ABC’s prime time news, it was one of the channel’s highest rating shows.

    So what happened? Is there some scandal about to emerge, or has the ABC decided to spite its viewers because of budget cuts?

  101. Crossie

    I almost always pass over Rowe.

    Me too, couldn’t stomach the ugly that early in the morning.

  102. 2dogs

    if you willfully and deliberately deny facts then you are obviously never going to solve the problems

    Exactly. The kind of interventions he is talking about do happen for white single mothers, but they don’t dare do them for black single mothers because of “cultural sensitivity”.

    Counter-productive anti-bigotry is the major cause of black disadvantage.

  103. H B Bear

    Did we even have one post on Q&A last Monday ? Compared to a few years ago when the thread could generate hundreds of comments.

    The Off switch is the most useful feature your TV will ever have.

  104. Like old Burnley mate who dared to fly a plane with a White Lives Matter banner fluttering behind him.

    How in fuck’s name is that a hate crime?

    Didn’t the brave English free themselves from the yoke of Europe?

    Bueller? Buller? Fuller? Smith? Hewitt? Thatcher? Searle?

    Where are these Englishmen?

  105. mh

    Do not resist Marxism or you will be arrested!

    Northumbria Police
    @northumbriapol
    We’ll be in attendance to facilitate a planned Black Lives Matter vigil at Keel Square in #Sunderland tonight.

    A Section 14 order is in place forbidding any other public assembly, including counter-protests, to ensure the public’s safety. Anyone with concerns should ring 101.

  106. egg_

    So what happened? Is there some scandal about to emerge, or has the ABC decided to spite its viewers because of budget cuts?

    BLM protesters thought Costa was a homeless person and burned him alive?

  107. Crossie

    So what happened? Is there some scandal about to emerge, or has the ABC decided to spite its viewers because of budget cuts?

    Gardening Australia is the only ABC show I watch and yes, sometimes the PC really grates including the miniature Sasquatch who hosts the show. My money is on spite and I bet all staff are still getting their comfortable pay.

  108. notafan

    Haven’t watched Gardening Australia for many years, pre woke worzel gummidge presenter it was pretty darn good.

  109. mh

    Bueller? Buller? Fuller? Smith? Hewitt? Thatcher? Searle?

    Where are these Englishmen?

    Wasn’t Ferris Bueller American?

  110. A real hate crime. But from the Great White North so probably not.

  111. Yeah mh that’s why there was a “transition” to English names, segueing memes is a fine art taking decades to master.

  112. What is the point of this argument? That there should be no government?

    The point is the squalid state of American politics. facilitated by an antediluvian and corrupt electoral system.
    Clinton was slightly less dysfunctional than Trump in 2016, but both were dangerous.
    The Septics who couldn’t be bothered voting are suffering the consequences of their stupidity.

  113. Makka

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3497047, posted on June 27, 2020 at 9:50 am
    John 8:32Flag of United StatesFlag of IrelandÉirinn go Brách
    @SlanceEST
    Meet Clair Hall, formally known as Bill Hall. This is the commissioner in Lincoln county, Oregon who mandated that face masks are required, but only if you’re white.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SlanceEST/status/1276516096225370113

    This is liberalism.

    I blame the parents.

  114. Yes or no?
    Let’s see if you can do it.

    Your perseveration is kicking in again.
    Give yourself an uppercut, or splash some cold water on your face.

  115. What is the point of this argument? That there should be no government?

    Almost.

    The Federal government should be abolished in favour of a confederation, more states, sortition, recall elections and subsidiarity is the way.

  116. calli

    Bardcore? Grrrrrr….

    I had Hildegard doing a “What is Love” earworm all last night

    Time to share the lurrrve…

  117. H B Bear

    I’ve got a mate from Burnley. The latest antics should come as no surprise. They are not worried by the odd race riot.

  118. I had Hildegard doing a “What is Love” earworm all last night

    They did a good job making the lutes sound like hard synth notes.

  119. Crossie

    pete m
    #3497023, posted on June 27, 2020 at 9:29 am
    Trump will win easily.

    I would normally agree but this is not a normal year, we seem to have drifted into a parallel universe in which everything is opposite of normal.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    I have to go. Crikkit. Of course.

    Mole. Task for today, if you don’t mind:

    A Bardcore version of 99 Problems but a Bitch Ain’t One.

  121. johanna

    Please, people, there are no ‘cuts’ to TheirABC’s budget.

    Do not use the c-word. It’s a lie.

    What has happened is that the funding is not currently being automatically indexed (i.e. increased) every year. Not getting an automatic increase every year is defined by the luvvies as a ‘cut.’

    Welcome to the world of most employees, who also do not get automatic increases every year. Do what they do, and cut your cloth to fit your circumstances.

    Sheesh!

  122. Beware left handed batsmen in Darwin today.

  123. The Duke of Burgundy did say “it is true what they say, the more money the more problems you have”.

    Whilst stoned out his mind speaking to his cousin Count Diddy of Flanders.

    …and Sir Ma$e the questing knight of Arles.

  124. thefrollickingmole

    Legalise Sedition
    #3497062, posted on June 27, 2020 at 9:57 am
    “Daddy, what did YOU do when the state took all our freedom and rights away”

    Shut up Bob the prostatot and do what you are paid for….

  125. H B Bear

    Haven’t watched Gardening Australia for many years, pre woke worzel gummidge presenter it was pretty darn good.

    You mean when it was hosted by a geriatric Tasmanian communist? Who was still better than the current hairy garden gnome.

  126. Mater

    Here’s the problem Trump faces.

    It’s all very well to let the Democrats (and their militant accomplices) go far enough to show what they are and what they are capable off. Good up to here.

    However, there are limits and they are being reached. At the end of the day, he can’t currently go to the election saying:

    “See! See! This is what you are voting against if you vote for me. If elected President, I’ll fix it and will ensure it won’t happen again. I’ll protect you!”

    He IS the President. It IS happening. He ISN’T stopping it. He APPEARS powerless to do so. He ISN’T protecting them.

    People will not vote against him because they blame him, they will vote against him because if the most powerful man on the planet (in charge of the most powerful military on earth) can’t stop them, placation is the only thing left. In other words; “there is nothing/no one left to protect us, concession is the only thing which will bring peace”.

    Sad, but it is the current situation.

  127. H B Bear

    How many refugee community gardens are there actually in Australia?

  128. stackja

    We are living in a time when the divergence between what people say in public and what people believe in private has become particularly stark — where you must mouth the mantra, or condemn yourself.

    But Tocqueville also provided a remedy: “I know only one way of preventing men from degrading themselves, namely, not to give anybody that omnipotence which carries with it sovereign power to debase them.”

    The antidote to the power of conformity would be little islands of independence: alternative newspapers, for instance; or the legal fraternity, a kind of natural aristocracy; or the existence of a large middle class that would defend its property and interests against abuse.

    All of those institutions are under attack. The mainstream media and tech giants are trying to crush competition. The law firms are mostly on the left. And the middle class is reeling from economic shock.

    Yet we still have alternative media, we have the Federalist Society, and we have a few civil libertarians still willing to stand up to the “deep state.” And the middle class is eager to return to work, to innovate and grow.

    We can get through this. Even Tocqueville thought we would.

  129. Makka

    The point is the squalid state of American politics. facilitated by an antediluvian and corrupt electoral system.

    No. The REAL point is the depraved state of leftism ie your team. You and your team are a fkg disgrace to humankind. In leftist run cities and states , you encourage and support violence, domestic terrorism, theft, looting and anarchy. You leftist retards have zero credibility when it comes to the public trust.

    You disgusting P’sOS will happily tear down civilised society in order have your way – control and power over populations . Totalitarianism. My fervent wish is that at some sane point in our future, leftism will become a capital crime.

  130. mh

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3497074, posted on June 27, 2020 at 10:03 am
    I have to go. Crikkit. Of course.

    Darwin. 32 and sunny.

  131. Geriatric Mayfly

    You mean when it was hosted by a geriatric Tasmanian communist? Who was still better than the current hairy garden gnome.

    Time for the Twilight Home. I can’t remember his name, but the pioneer in all of this husbandry was an amiable old muckspreader, whose political affiliations had also lost the plot.

  132. Des Deskperson

    ‘Welcome to the world of most employees, who also do not get automatic increases every year. Do what they do, and cut your cloth to fit your circumstances.’

    A fair point about the ‘cuts’. It’s also interesting to note that, under the EA, in these times of ‘austerity’, ABC employees will still be getting a 2% wage increase p.a. until 2022.

  133. egg_

    Probably a little slow on the uptake, but has anyone studied how this stuff devolves into tribal behaviour, not unlike cults?

  134. What has happened is that the funding is not currently being automatically indexed (i.e. increased) every year. Not getting an automatic increase every year is defined by the luvvies as a ‘cut.’

    By lord these people are parasitical. Vampire squids eating the body politic face first.

  135. You disgusting P’sOS will happily tear down civilised society in order have your way – control and power over populations . Totalitarianism. My fervent wish is that at some sane point in our future, leftism will become a capital crime.

    You forgot to mention that debil-debil Leftism is also responsible for halitosis, dandruff and ingrown toenails.
    What are you going to do about it?

  136. Farmer Gez

    The point is the squalid state of American politics. facilitated by an antediluvian and corrupt electoral system.

    How did Barrack Obama win?
    The riddle of the Sphinx.

  137. Time for the Twilight Home. I can’t remember his name, but the pioneer in all of this husbandry was an amiable old muckspreader, whose political affiliations had also lost the plot.

    I think he went a little batty (Joe Biden syndrome) “dementia” before appearing on QANDA.

    The lefties didn’t even understand Cundall’s rants.

  138. zyconoclast

    Check out the before and after pics

    Model who took melanin injections to change race says white people ‘exploit’ Black people

    German native Martina Big, 32, who was born with blonde hair and pale skin, has undergone a complete transformation, changing her hair, skin, breasts and name in a bid to become a ‘Black woman’. The model even got baptised in Kenya last year and now goes by the name of Malaika Kubwa.

  139. thefrollickingmole

    More deliberate not saying where or what their problem is.
    They are going to try to appease their way out of a situation with people who arent holding any logical thoughts in their heads.
    Im sure that will end well.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/26/hardline-policing-may-provoke-civil-unrest-post-lockdown-government-warned

    Hardline policing may provoke civil unrest, government warned
    Real sense of calamity on the way, says police commissioner, as lockdown eases and tensions rise

    Political leaders taking a draconian line on how police should respond to unrest risk fanning the flames of disorder as the coronavirus lockdown lifts, the government was warned on Friday.

    After days of tension between police officers and the public culminated in 22 officers being injured in a confrontation with residents attending an outdoor party in Brixton on Wednesday, the home secretary met the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, to demand a “full explanation” of the circumstances of the incident.

    Her intervention was seen as a sign of hardening determination in the government to respond sternly to disorder. Over the past two weeks there have been two illegal raves in greater Manchester, street parties in London broken up by police amid isolated pockets of violence, and tens of thousands of people at beaches on the south coast, leading Bournemouth council to declare a “major incident”.

    Tim Newburn, professor of criminology and social policy at the London School of Economics, who led the Reading the Riots collaboration with the Guardian following unrest in 2011, said political leaders “talking about crackdowns and firm policing” was “really fantastically unhelpful”.

    “It tells young people that there’s likely to be conflict so be ready for it, but it also restricts the freedom of the police to act,” he said. Taking the Colston statue incident as an example, he said: “If you say a particular kind of behaviour will be met with the full force of the law it puts operational commanders in a very difficult position.
    “What is needed at the moment is clear and firm messaging about the rules around the pandemic, but allowing police to exercise their judgment in difficult circumstances. That’s been lost.”

    Police chiefs previously accused Priti Patel of “absolutely disgraceful” interference after she demanded a crackdown on Black Lives Matter protesters and rebuked Avon and Somerset’s chief constable, Andy Marsh, for not intervening to stop demonstrators pulling down a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston.

    On Friday Boris Johnson criticised beachgoers in Bournemouth and elsewhere for “taking too many liberties”, and said “it is crucial that people understand that on 4 July we get this right, we do this in a balanced way”. Earlier in the week, Johnson urged people to get out and “enjoy themselves” on 4 July, claiming that “the bustle is starting to come back”.

    Police chiefs have cancelled leave and reinforced public order units amid nervousness over the prospects of disorder when lockdown officially lifts on 4 July – but with some restrictions remaining in place.

    David Jamieson, police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands, described the upcoming summer holidays as a “ticking time bomb” in inner-city areas and cautioned: “We are not going to be able to arrest our way out of this unrest.

    “There is a real sense that there is calamity on its way, especially when the furlough scheme comes to an end, and you’ve got lots of young, low-paid workers whose jobs have disappeared,” he said. “There will be considerable unrest.”
    One chief constable told the Guardian that police would not be turned into “paramilitaries” by the government.

    “Force is there as a last resort. We are part of the community, not paramilitaries,” the chief constable said. “Sustained use of force is a problem. Look at the impact of the miners’ strike. The police became paramilitaries. Once that happens, a lot of trust can go.”

    Conservative backbenchers have complained that officers have become “a laughing stock” and “effectively abandoned [the public] to mob rule”.

    On Thursday evening three men were stabbed in Bournemouth and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Vikki Slade, the Liberal Democrat leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council, said that security guards had now been recruited to patrol the area.

    “I think people were fed up with being at home, they are angry, they are feeling put upon, there was an ugly mood,” she said. “It didn’t feel like the lovely holiday environment.”

    Fears that tensions could increase were echoed by senior officials in Greater Manchester. On Thursday this week, Baroness Beverley Hughes, the deputy mayor for policing, crime, criminal justice and fire, said that Greater Manchester police disrupted 39 large gatherings in the area.

    “I do think some of the rhetoric [from the government] is not helpful,” she said, “and also think the government really should have been much stronger in retaining a safety message.”

    The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “I hope we are not talking about a summer of unrest but it is a unique moment with a lot of tensions circulating around at the same time. We will not tolerate attacks on the police officers and public servants.”

    Newburn said the conditions that could lead to further unrest were in place after a period in which the Black Lives Matter protests have coincided with national lockdown and apparent inconsistency in lockdown rules.
    He said that in 2011, “young people felt very much that their lives were being very heavily constrained and surveilled and policed, and they saw more privileged people getting away with all sorts. It was a morally divided world. And we see that with Covid, that social and racial injustice doubles down – that it’s the poorest with least choices who are the ones people make negative moral judgments about or criminalise.

    Cautioning that it was too early to predict widespread disorder, he said: “The broad conditions are there. You have a lot of young people still occupying the same kind of conditions they did ten years ago, feeling badly treated and unrepresented.

    “Add into that the confusions of covid, and I think we have now reached the confusion stage. From beaches to raves to parties, we’re seeing stuff happening which potentially brings the police into confrontation with young people. If that brings about a situation in which the policing and the public order situation is badly handled, that can lead into something really very dangerous.”

    The deliberate blurring of “too many people at the beach” and violent unrest and vandalism is meant to hide problems, not bring them to light.

  140. Boambee John

    The point is the squalid state of American politics. facilitated by an antediluvian and corrupt electoral system.

    You vill be made to participate, just like the special needs kiddies learned to love Big Brot.. , sorry, Big Principal!

    The bin chicken’s enthusiasm for running The Lives of Others is Stasi like in its intensity.

  141. Cassie of Sydney

    “You and your team are a fkg disgrace to humankind. “

    Indeed he is. To think he taught children….actually “taught” is the wrong word….the more appropriate word is “indoctrinated”.

  142. mh

    No idea if this will have any effect

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!

  143. calli

    So what happened? Is there some scandal about to emerge, or has the ABC decided to spite its viewers because of budget cuts?

    Curious. Perhaps the Human Hedge is a hostage – gimmee munni or da privet gets it!

  144. You forgot to mention that debil-debil Leftism is also responsible for halitosis, dandruff and ingrown toenails.
    What are you going to do about it?

    I think we should bring back ostracism as a humane alternative to capital punishment.

    You should be released to the current Vietnamese authorities.

  145. Arnost

    With no explanation Tucker has been replaced by Brian Kilmeade. And program is all COVID and no mention of the US burning that has been the std (go to) monologue of his. #WheresTucker?

  146. calli

    Threats of Jemima and Little Ted reading the news was met with too much enthusiasm.

  147. German native Martina Big, 32, who was born with blonde hair and pale skin, has undergone a complete transformation, changing her hair, skin, breasts and name in a bid to become a ‘Black woman’. The model even got baptised in Kenya last year and now goes by the name of Malaika Kubwa.

    She needs to be put in a mental asylum.

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “Farmer Gez
    #3497095, posted on June 27, 2020 at 10:16 am
    The point is the squalid state of American politics. facilitated by an antediluvian and corrupt electoral system.

    How did Barrack Obama win?”
    The riddle of the Sphinx.”

    The “squalid state” seems to suit the pervert and his ideological mates when it elects a Democrat. Funny that.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    I think he went a little batty (Joe Biden syndrome) “dementia” before appearing on QANDA.

    The one I am trying to recall seemed to have a crook eye and appeared well before Cundell.

  150. Cassie of Sydney

    “Arnost
    #3497104, posted on June 27, 2020 at 10:18 am”

    I noticed that too…but I don’t think it is anything sinister. Perhaps Tucker is sick…or perhaps Antifa have been trying to knock down his front door (when his wife was home alone) like they did last year.

  151. miltonf

    Alan Seale? He was good

  152. Curious. Perhaps the Human Hedge is a hostage – gimmee munni or da privet gets it!

    If only. Turps, triclopyr and chlorsulfron please.

  153. Makka

    Leftism. It’s a disease. Anybody afflicted should be immediately isolated , locked up and kept under guard in the interests of public safety;

    The far-left New York Times reports that what had been a clean and safe neighborhood, an enclave of activist leftists located just a few blocks from where George Floyd died while in police custody, has quickly fallen apart in just a few weeks.

    The residents are now stressed, worried for their own safety, but are still desperately trying to make it work.

    “Two weeks ago, dozens of multicolored tents appeared in the neighborhood park… The multiracial group of roughly 300 new residents seems to grow larger and more entrenched every day,” according to the Times.

    And with the homeless comes all the problems associated with the homeless, including “heavy car traffic into the neighborhood, some from drug dealers.”

    There have already been two overdoses in the encampment, and that encampment was once a leafy park where everyone felt safe.

    “I’m not being judgmental,” one woman told the Times, but she no longer allows her young children to play in the park. “It’s not personal. It’s just not safe.”

    One woman said she stopped walking her dog through the park because the catcalls are so humiliating and now her “emotions change every 30 seconds.”

    When one resident found a man passed out in the elevator of his apartment building, he tried calling a “community activist but she did not pick up.” He ended up calling a cop, who he then criticized for kicking the guy out, even though the cop offered to take the vagrant to a hospital.

    After he was carjacked at gunpoint by two black teens, one Powderhorn Park resident called the police, an act he later came to regret.

    “Been thinking more about it,” he told the Times. “I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops.

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “She needs to be put in a mental asylum.”

    Precisely.

  155. calli

    Cundall, Ryan and The Hedge.

    Cundall knew his stuff, but “red” as. The Hedge is just a carefully cultivated (!) “whacky weirdo”.

    The best by a country mile was Ryan who actually ran a nursery business. Free enterprise? Can’t have that! Contract not renewed.

  156. zyconoclast

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!

    What is the difference between an EO and a very strong EO?

    A desperate Trump suddenly goes on the law and order/nationalist bandwagon 6 months before the election.
    I suspect a lot of his voters have died and many living ones just wont bother to turn up.

  157. calli

    Seale had a radio program. We used to call him “Alan Snail”. He lived around the corner and had a glorious garden.

    I still have a one-off clivea that he bred but didn’t release. A lovely thing.

  158. dover_beach

    This is liberalism.

    Progressivism

    Progressivism is the end point of liberalism.

  159. Nick

    Zyco, double secret probation can’t be too far away

  160. thefrollickingmole

    If thou art having maiden problems I feel bad for you Heir
    I got nine and nine botherations but a Strumpet ain’t one
    I got the rat garrison on the plague garrison
    Usurpers that want to make sure my casket’s closed
    Rat critics that say he’s “Ducats Finery Strumpets”
    I’m from the Mercia, Knave, what type of Divining art those?
    If you grew up with holes in your Mail
    You’d Introit the minute you was having coinage
    I’m like, “Fuck Heretics” you can kiss my whole Onager
    If you don’t like mine lyrics, you can press onwards

    etc…etc…etc…

  161. Makka

    What are you going to do about it?

    It’s clear you agree with my assessment of your ideology, not that it matters. You demonstrate your putrid commie love here daily.

  162. calli

    “Strumpet” is a glaringly underused word.

    I would also like to see “knave” make a comeback.

  163. Geriatric Mayfly

    Alan Seale? He was good

    Not him. The one who escapes me was renowned for his “pruning.” From a lush ‘hydy’ as he called them to a vestigial stalk in 20 cuts. Also, mulch served no purpose unless it was about 20 metres deep. It’s coming to me now, the glass has moved to K. I feel his presence, first name Kev ????

  164. Progressivism is the end point of liberalism.

    If you think objective truths do not exist and you are plowed out of your mind 24/7.

  165. entropy

    What is the difference between an EO and a very strong EO?

    Similar difference to “probation” and “double secret probation”.

  166. max

    How many refugee community gardens are there actually in Australia?

    Those not able to be fit in on Costa should write to ‘Landline’.

    Talk about the decline and fall of rural Australia.

  167. entropy

    Like a Strongly Worded Letter?

    “Hans, you’re breaking my balls!”

  168. Bruce of Newcastle

    The antidote to the power of conformity would be little islands of independence: alternative newspapers, for instance

    That has been occurring.

    500,000 Users Sign Up For Parler In Three Days After Twitter Suspends Pro-Trump Accounts

    500,000 people created accounts on the social media platform Parler after Twitter banned two conservative accounts Tuesday. Parler’s user base increased by 50% this week, bringing the total number of users to over 1.5 million, Mediaite reported Thursday. The surge comes after Twitter permanently banned the account of Carpe Donktum, and locked the account of The National Pulse Editor-In-Chief Raheem Kassam.

    Unfortunately businesses are scared of the lefty mob, so finding advertisers is going to be tough.

  169. egg_

    The bin chicken’s enthusiasm for running The Lives of Others is Stasi like in its intensity.

    The default position of appeal to authority when he’s absent an argument is telling.

    Why do Cats in the know say Epidemiologists are the dummies of Medicos?

    Clipboard jockeys with no hands on experience?

  170. thefrollickingmole

    That has been occurring.

    500,000 Users Sign Up For Parler In Three Days After Twitter Suspends Pro-Trump Accounts

    500,000 and 1.
    Signed up yesterday.
    Might even use it later on..

  171. Tel

    How did Barrack Obama win?

    Because the other choices were Bomb Bomb McCain, or Killary.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Strumpet” is a glaringly underused word.

    As is “trollop.”

  173. dover_beach

    If you think objective truths do not exist and you are plowed out of your mind 24/7.

    No. The theory and the practice of liberalism always tend to progressivism.

  174. Mater

    The default position of appeal to authority when he’s absent an argument is telling.

    Indeed. Especially considering:

    1735099
    #2949294, posted on March 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    As for “subversion”. I use that term to make clear that I will never accept authority for its own sake, an understanding that I gleaned through military service.

  175. Makka

    No wonder the leftfilth want a mail in election. The Scamdemic must continue if they are to be successful in their planned election fraud come November;

    1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/26/1_in_5_ballots_rejected_as_fraud_is_charged_in_nj_mail-in_election_143551.html

  176. egg_

    I will never accept authority for its own sake

    Climategate?

  177. Tel

    Progressivism is the end point of liberalism.

    The “Progressive” movement started with Theodore Roosevelt who remains a great hero to conservatives even today. It continued with President Wilson who is at least considered respectable to the conservatives … then there was President Hoover the meddling economic numbskull and of course Hoover’s policies were picked up by FDR who outright lied to get into office (pretending to oppose Hoover, regarding him as a spendthrift) then did the opposite of what he promised (spending even more, and meddling even more, then taking sides with the unions).

    None of this was either done in the name of classical liberalism, nor did they follow the philosophy of limited government which the all knew about and upon which liberalism depends.

  178. egg_

    I will never accept authority for its own sake

    Germaine Greer objected to the Catholic Clergy speaking in Latin, i.e. speaking in tongues, yet capricious appeal to authority viz “Climate Scientists” is risible.
    Reality doesn’t agree with their models?
    Raw satellite data doesn’t agree with ground weather stations cooked data?
    Quelle surprise!

  179. Arnost

    Well that TC Tonight was a bit of a disappointment- but Brian did say that Tucker would be back on Monday… so maybe a personal. But Hannity is being subbed too! Hmmma. (Who’s subbing for Laura?)

    What is the difference between an EO and a very strong EO?

    https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1276641618574131200?s=21

  180. johanna

    Des, thanks for further info about the entitled brats at TheirABC.

    That they gave the staff automatic salary increases on the assumption that their budget increases were sacred just goes to show how arrogant and entitled they are. Now, reality has struck and they are being squeezed a bit thanks to their own mismanagement. Welcome to the world.

    Besides, the organisation is bloated with middle managers and overpaid ‘stars.’ There are far too many channels filled with repeats of repeats of repeats. In a corporate setting finding the money would not be very difficult. But to the Collective, it is agony. So, as usual they are going for high profile targets in an attempt to garner sympathy from an increasingly indifferent public.

    And that’s their biggest problem. Their audience has been shrinking for years, and they have very few popular products that can’t be accessed elsewhere to use as blackmail.

    I just wish someone in the gubbmint would call out the lie about ‘cuts,’ but am not holding my breath. In an environment where jobs and businesses, including in the media, are in dire trouble they should be slapped around the chops and told to stop whining from their very privileged ivory tower.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    Unhappy meal!

    McDonald’s ends Beyond Meat burger trial in Canada with no set plans for a plant-based option (via BCF)

    McDonald’s’ six-month trial run of a plant-based burger — which began with much fanfare — has ended quietly with no current plans to add it to the menu.

    Between Sept. 30 last year and April 6, McDonald’s launched two consecutive trials of the burger — made with a Beyond Meat patty — at dozens of its restaurants in southwestern Ontario.

    The fast-food chain dubbed the burger the P.L.T. (plant, lettuce, tomato) and said it was being tested in Canada for restaurants across the globe.

    The chain publicly promoted the trial, which garnered international headlines due to its partnering with popular faux meat maker Beyond Meat to create the sandwich.

    McDonald’s made no public announcements when the P.L.T. trial ended in April. It also removed information about the burger from its website with no explanation.

    That bad huh? Still you got to hand it to Maccas that they’ve not gone down the woke plughole. Not yet at least anyway.

  182. Cardimona

    The findings of the Ravenshoe café gas blast inquest are out.

    https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/653242/cif-nyholtandclark-ravenshoe-20200626.pdf

    As expected, they seem to have missed the main point – the 180kg gas cylinders were located where they could be struck by a vehicle and structurally damaged.

    82. There was evidence before the Inquest that the location of the gas cylinders was compliant with safety requirements at the time of the explosion. Impact protection was not required for the cylinders.54 Additionally the café itself was assessed to be a safe and lawful building, the position and size of the exits exceeded minimum standards, and the travel distance for any person inside the café, to a single exit were well within acceptable distances.

    There’s a lot that bothers me about this explosion – how it was reported, investigated, and now the coronial result.
    Ravenshoe is in my corner of the world and we have friends who were caught up in the blast.
    One of the firies from the training division who was badly burned was formerly my lead crewman for the best part of a decade.
    He’s still not fully recovered and probably never will be.
    Same with another friend’s Granddad.

    The salient point that I tried very hard to raise with pollies and journos while the matter was unfolding was the placement of the gas cylinders.
    The incident would have been of far smaller scale had the cylinders been positioned out of range of vehicles.
    Don’t think for a second that terrorists missed that detail.
    But for whatever reason it was too difficult to contemplate that the ute driver may have been aiming for the cylinders – that he may have been a domestic terrorist.

    OK, here’s the local grapevine information we heard at the time.
    The driver was a five-times-a-day customer of the café – the operators were his friends.
    The operators went on a European tour and left their daughter, who died in the blast, to run the café.
    The driver and the daughter didn’t get on very well.
    The daughter had told the driver to leave the café about ten minutes before the blast.

    Customers at the servo saw the driver in his ute, parked a block from the café.
    He revved the engine furiously and then took off.
    Remember, those old Landcruisers all have manual gearboxes – can you change gears while having a seizure?
    He mounted the Grigg Street curb just past the fire station, went under the tree in the park and damaged the ‘Cruiser’s roof on a low branch, crossed Kurradilla Street, swerved behind the toilet block, and headed straight for the gas cylinders at the café – accelerating all the way.

    But all that is just hearsay – contemporaneous as it was.

    Regardless of whether the driver of a 2200kg ute was motivated to attack the café or not, the fact remains that he drove into the cylinders with enough speed and momentum to push them through a concrete block wall.

    That means there’s hundreds of thousands of sites across Australia where this could happen again – servos, hardware shops, cafes, restaurants, factories, etc.
    How many two-tonne-plus vehicles out there?
    How many suicide bombers?
    Why is the issue of gas storage in the too-hard basket?

  183. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    the mos ley man makes the news

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mater
    #3497147, posted on June 27, 2020 at 10:50 am”

    You’re a star Mater. I am reminded of one of Alinsky’s rules….”always make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”…in this case “always remind the bin chicken of his own crap”….because, as we know, his memory isn’t the best.

  185. Arnost

    500,000 and 1.
    Signed up yesterday.
    Might even use it later on..

    Two things … it’s nowhere near as intuitive of function rich as twitter. Very difficult to find and search for content. And – for someone like Trump – useless. He tweets to get the lefties to pile on. But guess what, they read the tweet and he gets the message (that MSM won’t publish) across.

    Still a long way to go on that platform.

  186. JC

    With no explanation Tucker has been replaced by Brian Kilmeade. And program is all COVID and no mention of the US burning that has been the std (go to) monologue of his. #WheresTucker?

    Dude, it’s summer there. People takes long weekends.

  187. H B Bear

    calli- you should do a program” Politics and Plants”. I’ll co-host. What’s our defamation budget?

  188. Cassie of Sydney

    “Arnost
    #3497162, posted on June 27, 2020 at 11:06 am”

    Okay..Parler isn’t perfect…but it’s a start Arnost….have a little more faith.

  189. egg_

    McDonald’s ends Beyond Meat burger trial in Canada with no set plans for a plant-based option

    Bear Grylls McMealworm burgers aren’t taking off, either?

  190. egg_

    Deep Fried ‘roaches?
    Crunchy!

  191. Arnost

    Dude, it’s summer there. People takes long weekends.

    If they said that – fine… but everyone knows that Tucker is walking a VERY fine line with Rupert in his dotage not being around. No explanation starts conspiracy theories. (It’s really possible his monologue was pulled and he – and Hannity – took a stand). So why let it hang out there?

  192. John64

    The one I am trying to recall seemed to have a crook eye and appeared well before Cundell.

    Kevin Heinz I believe.

  193. With no explanation Tucker has been replaced by Brian Kilmeade

    This happens on regular basis with Carlson and Hannity. An explanation is never given to protect their privacy.

  194. And that’s their biggest problem. Their audience has been shrinking for years, and they have very few popular products that can’t be accessed elsewhere to use as blackmail.

    That’s bullshit.
    The ABC is the most trusted broadcaster, and its News audience share is at record highs.

    The thirst for news saw the ABC News channel attract some of the biggest audience share in its history.

  195. John64

    From the SMH and straight to the pot and kettle file:

    Former Labor senator Sam Dastyari has called for a full judicial inquiry into foreign influence in Australian politics following a raid on suspended NSW MP Shaoquett Moselmane’s home and office by federal agents looking for links to a Chinese government interference plot.

    Mr Dastyari told Channel Nine’s Today on Saturday morning he was “absolutely flabbergasted” by the developments, and attempts by foreign governments to interfere with Australian politics was a problem that needed a formal public investigation.

  196. Arnost

    Okay..Parler isn’t perfect…but it’s a start Arnost….have a little more faith.

    If I was building a Twitter competitor I’d have a widget that allowed any post on my widget to be automatically posted on Twitter (and then scrape the responses back to my app). If Twitter banned or suspended the tweet – it would be so marked. (And if they banned the user .. eh the search is for the @ or # tags.). Just include them in new user ids…

  197. Roger

    ‘Sam Dastyari calls for a judicial inquiry into foriegn influence on politicians.’

    No, it’s not the Betoota Advocate, it’s an actual headline today.

  198. thefrollickingmole

    egg_
    #3497168, posted on June 27, 2020 at 11:13 am
    Deep Fried ‘roaches?
    Crunchy!

    I am currently doing much… much study on the alternative meats department for a possible startup.

    You would be amazed what insect protein & derivatives are added to already.

    https://www.ip-pragmatics.com/media/1214/ip-pragmatics-future-food-sources-white-paper_jan2019.pdf

    Page 64..
    Canadian start-up Entomo Farms (previously named New Millennium Farms) was founded in 2014 by
    brothers Jarrod, Darren and Ryan Goldin and has since grown to become North America’s largest
    edible insect producer.
    143 Entomo produces cricket and mealworm powders and snacks in addition to
    supplying over 50 food companies across 8 companies who incorporate the insect ingredients into a
    wide variety of foods ranging from protein bars, smoothies, crackers, pasta and baked goods.

    Entomo’s consumer offerings include whole, seasoned or powdered crickets and mealworms which it
    sells through its website. In addition to their food-grade insects, Entomo also sell cricket and
    mealworm flour for livestock and companion feed and fertiliser made from ‘Frass’.

  199. H B Bear

    Had not to admire that level of chutzpah from Darstardly. Was he appearing while branch stacking in Beijing?

  200. rickw

    Text messages going around reservoir saying that there has already been one assault and burglary due to crims posing as COVID-19 testers.

  201. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mr Dastyari told Channel Nine’s Today on Saturday morning he was “absolutely flabbergasted” by the developments, and attempts by foreign governments to interfere with Australian politics was a problem that needed a formal public investigation.”

    Mr Dastardly has a lot of chutzpah.

  202. mh

    I heard NSW MP Shaoquett Moselmane’s brother on the radio this morning blaming the racist police.

    How original.

  203. H B Bear

    Muzzyman is the wrong colour to be playing the race card. “ men of middle eastern appearance” just isn’t going to fly.

  204. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘Sam Dastyari calls for a judicial inquiry into foriegn influence on politicians.’

    just cut to roadside executions

  205. woolfe

    I’m on Parler but will stay on Twitter whilst I can. Parler may turn out to be a sensible echo chamber whilst on Twitter you get a good look at your insane enemies.

  206. rickw

    Why is the issue of gas storage in the too-hard basket?

    It should be in the to hard basket. We can’t harden every single building against ever form of attack. In addition, the dedicated domestic terrorist simply brings the gas bottles with them. eg. ACL attack.

  207. H B Bear

    Darstardly must think people have the memory of goldfish or are simply like the Liar rusted-ons that put him in the Senate in the first place. You have to have a deep contempt for voters to carry on like he does.

  208. rickw

    McDonald’s’ six-month trial run of a plant-based burger — which began with much fanfare — has ended quietly with no current plans to add it to the menu.

    You mean there’s meat in current Macca’s burgers?!!

  209. egg_

    How many refugee community gardens are there actually in Australia?

    Do Leb cannabis hydroponics count?

  210. Roger

    foreign

    Progressivism is the end point of liberalism.

    Contemporary progressivism is social liberalism without the cloak of Protestant piety.

    Indeed, it is antiChrist.

  211. Cassie of Sydney

    “woolfe
    #3497191, posted on June 27, 2020 at 11:33 am
    I’m on Parler but will stay on Twitter whilst I can. Parler may turn out to be a sensible echo chamber whilst on Twitter you get a good look at your insane enemies.”

    It is good that there are alternatives for people until, of course, the progressive leftist fascists come for Parler and other tech companies…and try and shut them down. They are already doing that with Parler..smearing it as a home for far-right Nazis. They’ll do this to try and scare off advertisers and investors…..just like they have done with Gab and Minds. They are unrelenting in their war against us.

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