Wednesday Forum: July 1, 2020

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  1. Struth

    I too believe Tucker is being too emotional here.
    Trump really has no authority regards law and order.
    The same as our federal government when not on federal land.
    But more so for the USA.

    All this burning, looting and smashing is the left absolutely begging for a fight back.
    They’re begging for it.
    Maybe they will get it, but memories are short and it firmly needs to be established the democrat governors basically supported the violence and turned their backs on the safety of their citizens.

    The fucking death from covid figures are complete bullshit.
    This is war and the first thing to be lost is the truth.
    If they can pull covid off, and have people shitting themselves world wide over a cold virus, what could they do if Trump took it upon himself to uphold law and order?
    Trump can’t help if not asked.

  2. MemoryFault

    I said Libertarian, not grifter.

    So that’s TWO terms you don’t have a fvcking clue about.

    I’ll call you when your speciality subject comes up.

    Well we don’t have to wait for you to push yours. You’ve been predicting Trump’s imminent demise since before he won the Republican Primaries in 2016.

  3. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump really has no authority regards law and order.

    And yet he has tweeted LAW & ORDER 37 times in the last 60 days.

  4. Infidel Tiger King

    Well we don’t have to wait for you to push yours. You’ve been predicting Trump’s imminent demise since before he won the Republican Primaries in 2016.

    This is a lie, but you have a multi-decade track record of lying and grifting.

    Very sad.

  5. MemoryFault

    All this burning, looting and smashing is the left absolutely begging for a fight back.

    Of course.
    Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis.
    The Hegelian Principle in action.

  6. Arnost

    If Trumps plays military strongman against citizens, he loses.

    This is true. And this is the trap that is being laid for him. The minute he calls in the military to preserve law and order:
    A) and someone gets hurt – let alone killed – he owns the violence.
    B) WITHOUT gubernatorial invite – he’s impeached and there is more than the 15 Never Trump RINOs that will vote bye bye.

    [And why I said he needs to have the Democrits own this]

    But … how would you do it “peacefully”? And TBH NFI. Above my paygrade / 4d chess accumen.

  7. egg_

    Our old mine manager had the “hour of power” every morning.. Things which could have been sorted with individuals and 2 emails were instead brought out and forensically examined.

    Had a Project Manager* who had daily morning Project meetings (developing a new flameproof underground mining vehicle control system) that were just tedious control freak stuff – I ended up delegating my Test Engineer to attend (I was the Test “Manager”, in title only).
    I ended up authoring all validation test cases for the control system coders OS.
    She even wanted access to the cloud test database.

    *She was an Aeronautical Engineer and is now back in that field.

  8. candy

    The Dems want Trump to call in the Military. People would get hurt and probably deaths. It would weigh heavily on Trump’s conscience.
    It would also be broadcast around the world, which would make the Dems really happy. I can’t see it helping his election chances. First the virus and then some folk injured and killed in efforts to maintain law and order. There would bound to be some black folk hurt and kids.

    It seems an awful lot to overcome and win the election, and then there will be the Dems voting fraud to factor in which you get the impression could be a big deal this time, by what he has said.

  9. rickw

    The Dems want Trump to call in the Military. People would get hurt and probably deaths. It would weigh heavily on Trump’s conscience.

    Military has two settings. They’re trying to get him into a trap.

  10. JD

    For the Engineering types here 🙂

  11. Struth

    They are going after the statues and will be going after anything that the USA holds dear, and attacking it.
    They are doing the same here.
    Same old socialist revolutionary bullshit.
    They’ll keep egging on the fight and when they get one back will call in the umpire quicker than an Italian soccer player holding his leg, and the MSM will be on top of it quicker than the Australian MSM can broadcast the International racist incident where an old white bird called someone a dumb w o g on the train from Flinder’s Street to Balwyn North.

  12. MemoryFault

    Military has two settings. They’re trying to get him into a trap.

    I repeat: classic Hegelian Principle in action. Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis.
    Thesis –
    Create a problem, or identify an existing one and let it grow, or even foster its growth. In this case the chosen “problem” was the death of an unsavoury black man and the resultant violence caused by the BLM and Antifa crowds.
    Antithesis –
    Do nothing and allow or even foster resistance to the growing violence, by ordinary citizens.
    Synthesis –
    Crush the uncontrolled violence with overwhelming force, to the heartfelt cheers of the bulk of the normal, conservative, peace-loving population, who then turn out to vote overwhelmingly in favour of the man, the Great Leader, who returned peace, safety and security to their communities.

    You are getting to watch it played out in real time.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    Plagiarism Bob was asking before whose words he was passing off as his own while attempting to mask two completely different writing styles. I have an answer:

    Not yours, Old Yeller. Let’s have a look at what you said. It didn’t have quote marks, so you weren’t quoting someone else – but I’m quoting your turgid shit, so there are here:

    ‘All three regimes were aggressively power based, ruthlessly suppressed criticism, and emphasized nationalism’

    1. You’re using a Commodore 64 which still has the US spellchecker in it.
    2. You can’t spell.
    3. You can spell, but you missed the z in the actual American author’s ’emphasized’ that you tried to pass off as your own.

    Two questions: Which is it?; and how much are you paying that Indian dude to ‘write’ your contribution to the sum of human knowledge?

  14. Struth

    Remember the poor black woman who had a rant outside her shop about the BLM rioters smashing her business up?
    I still would ask her who she voted for before I helped her.
    Is that wrong?

    No need to answer.
    I don’t give a shit.
    It’s what I would do.
    Fuck ’em all.
    Vote left, suffer in ya jocks.

  15. Boambee John

    Des Deskperson
    #3500698, posted on July 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm
    ‘Thanks Des, where are these declarations publicly available?’

    I am not aware if the declarations are openly available. However, I believe that disclosure of the information to interested third parties would be quite consistent with the Privacy Act, so I can see no reason, prima facie, why they shouldn’t be.

    Thanks Des.

    Were they to be openly available, some investigative journalist, should any such still exist in Australia, could do some interesting work.

    And some bureaucrats might choose to work directly for their real employers (and I do not focus solely on the environmental types here).

  16. Arnost

    The Dems want Trump to call in the Military. People would get hurt and probably deaths. It would weigh heavily on Trump’s conscience.

    Yes … even in the Bolton book, the fact that Trump wouldn’t approve a bombing of a facility where a 100+ civilian casualties were likely (in response to shooting down of a US drone) was held against him.

    Trump will not take action that will hurt people. And rolling out the military will get the military hurt in the first place, and then the protesters.

    But I would have expected that there would have been “military” intermingling with the looters and statue topplers taking photos of persons of interest. And a bit of AI would present open and shut cased to law enforcement agencies. And then charge them with statutory felonies and lock them up ASAP. [No bail].

    I know Barr is looking for a dozen or so individuals … but there are literally thousands that should be charged. This suggestion was all over the internet so the fact that no arrests have been made for the vandalism and assault (and MURDER) is telling. The deep state is dragging its heals to prevent resolution.

  17. Struth

    Out of this, my guess is that Trump will win in a landslide.
    Unless they can truly fix and corrupt the election.
    If they can’t he will win by a mile.
    Absolutely floor the whole thing.

    That’s when it will really get interesting.
    World wide.

  18. Arnost

    All democracies in history have changed to a republic with a dictator / emperor. The US founding fathers understood this and why the US is a constitutional republic.

    You are getting to watch it played out in real time.

    Eurasia, EastAsia, and Oceania. That is the future. Just a bit later than 1984 though.

  19. JC

    Just reporting in that Tesla’s market cap is now just over US$200 billion. Stock price appears to be comfortable over a 1000 bucks a share having closed at U$1,080 a share.
    Combined:
    BMW
    Mercedes
    Fiat Chrysler
    GM
    Ford

    Totals $163 billion, which means there’s approx.US$ 37 billion remaining. In other words Tesla has $37 billion more than these fuckers combined.

    Artie, Bruce… any thoughts? Also, can I suggest young crow is a better option than old.

  20. egg_

    All democracies in history have changed to a republic with a dictator / emperor.

    Victoriastan.

  21. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sorry if i missed it; but has anyone listed the plague ridden suburbs over the gateways to which The Hunchback has written, Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter and Go Straight To Gaol All Ye Who Wander.

  22. MemoryFault

    Trump will not take action that will hurt people.

    Wanna bet?

    Eurasia, EastAsia, and Oceania. That is the future.

    Which is exactly why Trump is playing this out the way he is, and why he will use overwhelming force when the time for it comes.

    I repeat what I wrote earlier. The Western English speaking World – that is, the five UKUSA Pact countries, are currently in the process of a attempted takeover by an authoritarian, Fascist style regime. Trump is the only force standing in its way, and getting the bulk of ordinary, conservative Americans onside is his only chance of succeeding.

    Hence the application of the Hegelian Principle.

  23. Struth

    Trump really has no authority regards law and order.

    And yet he has tweeted LAW & ORDER 37 times in the last 60 days.

    I’ve given Mrs Struth orders at least 37 times in the last 60 days and it too is like dealing with a democratic governor.
    She does what she wants.
    I seem to have no jurisdiction ……

  24. 1735099

    You can spell…..

    You’re quite thick, old mate.
    I use a range of spelling conventions in MSword, which is what I’m in the habit of using, except when I’m not.
    In this case, it was the American English. I can’t be bothered to be consistent – it doesn’t interfere with the meaning, and I use three different devices, depending whether I’m at home, on the road, or at Uni.
    No wonder you managed to get frostbite in the ADF.
    You lack the basic smarts to look after yourself properly in the field, let alone detect plagiarism in a piece of prose.
    You are also incapable of discussion, and use smear and repetitive abuse as an avoidance technique.
    But you are a consistent source of amusement – please continue…

  25. Geriatric Mayfly

    No longer your garden variety ‘white privilege.’ Check your entitled caucasity.

    A Black Lives Matter TikTok video by Harvard Senior Claira Janover in which she threatens to stab and watch bleed out “the next person who has the sheer nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘all lives matter’” went viral Tuesday in spite of a disclaimer Janover posted under the video stating “for legal reasons this is a joke”.

  26. JC

    Wow, that was lucky. Imagine living a life without their ABC.

    ABC staff at its Sydney headquarters have escaped injury after a crane struck one of its buildings in Ultimo.

    A spokesman for the public broadcaster said the crane smashed some glass on a building that housed administration staff.

    “Building contractors at the ABC’s Ultimo offices have responded to an incident where a crane involved in maintenance work struck the side of Building B,” he said on Wednesday.

    And

    Phillip Adams
    @PhillipAdams_1
    ·
    3h
    Breaking. Literally. A crane just smashed into the ABC HQ close to my studio. On our birthday! Are they trying to tell us something?

    Missed.

  27. kaysee

    Continuing with the information links on socio-political movements and ideologies. Last week was Conservative and Libertarian.
     
    This video provides an overview of political ideology in America. Discusses Liberals and Conservatives, and the influencers of both of these viewpoints.
     

  28. calli

    Those riggers shoulda gone to Specsavers. Do better next time fellas. Forget admin.

    I want a studio broadside with pike and half twist.

  29. one old bruce

    Bertrand Russell participated in 1960s street radicalism against the Vietnam War and even wrote a book about alleged ‘war crimes’ there.

    It’s funny how no one ever blames Analytic Philosophy for the downfall of the west, instead scapegoating whacky German refugee professors whose ideas few understand.

    Hey?

  30. MemoryFault

    She does what she wants.
    I seem to have no jurisdiction ……

    Paraphrased from one of Mark’s “lame picks” offerings a week or so ago.

    Master to Pupil:
    When you truly understand why a pizza is round,
    But comes in a squaare box,
    And is served in triangles,
    You will be ready to begin to understand the mind of a woman.

  31. Diogenes

    For the Engineering types here

    JD my Engineering class loved that video when I showed it to them in our first period together. My year 7s love his “Life after Death by Powerpoint”

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce… any thoughts?

    Wanna buy a tulip?

  33. miltonf

    The new Australian made log, cost 10mil apparently, is another poisonous egg laid by Michael Trumble and accepted by that Birmingham waste of space. Bloody hell looks look like vomit.

  34. miltonf

    The iconic Australian kangaroo has been sidelined as the logo to represent the nation’s interests overseas in favour of an abstract depiction of the yellow wattle.

    The decision to dismiss the kangaroo was made in a report by Australia’s Nation Brand Advisory Council, and has been accepted by Trade Minister Simon Birmingham.

  35. dover_beach

    It’s funny how no one ever blames Analytic Philosophy for the downfall of the west, instead scapegoating whacky German refugee professors whose ideas few understand.

    You make a very good point.

  36. miltonf

    Just about everyday there is another reason to dislike them.

  37. Knuckle Dragger

    Plagiarism Bob:

    ‘I can’t be bothered to be consistent’

    You got that right. Caught again, you deteriorating fraudulent coward.

  38. miltonf

    Another reason…
    Gladys saying “People are relaxing a bit too much for my liking”
    That horse bolted weeks ago when 20,000 ratbags marched thru the centre of Sydney in a Fake News protest, on a NSW Government permit.
    One rule for all, or we all ‘relax’ and get on with life, Gladys.

    Thanks Latho.

  39. calli

    Acacias are native both to Australia and Africa. The Australian wattle, therefore, is not that “special” and while a nice floral emblem hardly identifies us.

    The kangaroo, however, is a universal symbol of this fine continent. Every sentient biped on the planet recognises it.

    These people are dumb on a level that has not been witnessed since the first fish decided it might be nice to have a look around that “land” thingy.

    I take that back. The proto-amphibian was smarter.

  40. JC

    Loafer

    The dude you mentioned is right. 🙂

  41. notafan

    You are correct Calli

    Bunches of wattle aka mimosa is the mother’s day tradition in Europe and means zip.

    Whereas we always get asked about kangaroos.

  42. Mother Lode

    instead scapegoating whacky German refugee professors whose ideas few understand.

    Hegel was a refugee? I did not know that.

  43. Arnost

    Every sentient biped on the planet recognises it.

    What does the new coronavirus thingy represent again?

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From cuckoo at 9:54 am:

    “Was chatting to a New Zealander recently and it was heartwarming to hear his tales of how, once you get away from media puppets and talk to real people, St. Jacinda of Ardern is about as popular as herpes.”

    I am pleased to read that, for what I have seen there recently is alarming.

    I look in on a popular sports site for NZ rugby news and I have witnessed young to middle aged contributors moving inexorably, dutifully to the popular view that Saint Jacinda Neighhh Clip-Clop is a leader, a powerful world leader, ever since she dispatched the 101st Airbornettes adorned in empathetic hijabs to protect the medieval death cult reffos in Christchurch, after they were shot up by some loony in March 2019.

    Those contributors have taken up the worldwide chant of “Blackfellas Rule” because of Lloyd/Floyd (whatever) the Dead Crim with gusto – his useless life must have reminded them of their Once Were Warriors / flog the missus existence.

    The awkward looking Labor / UN sleeper cell has been striding about 2020 telling everyone in her dinky little country what a great job she is doing checking everyone’s temperature and tucking them into their hospital beds, and they’re swallowing it whole. They have no idea that NZ is not important. The biggest enterprise in government is the social security department; the whole island has an economy the size of Bankstown Municipal Council; and the bloke in charge is a dodgy Maori who holds the whip hand much like independent Brian Harradine from Tasmania did here in the ’90s.

    The joint has been on the financial skids for years yet the most important national initiative is directed at their least contributive, as summarised by author Amy Brooke (mentioned here in the past few days):

    “And they will be no help at all to us with regard to the new radicalised, but smooth-talking attempt to entrench a basically activist and damaging constitution for Aotearoa (the radicalised name a giveaway in itself). This proposed, oh-so-necessary move is also basically designed to assist iwi to have special racist rights over the rest of the country.

    Like rust, those plotting away behind the scenes – (and using Lenin’s well-meaning “useful fools” from among our lawyers and bureaucrats) never sleep… Why for example, are our new banknotes headed Aotearoa New Zealand – which is certainly not New Zealand’s official name – and never was? However, Aotearoa is increasingly used as part of a radicalised attempt to prioritise the Maori language as having more “authenticity” than English – which is demonstrably untrue – but taken up by feel-good NZers with no idea of the issues at stake.

    … right throughout all our institutions, a now thoroughly inauthentic “Maori” is being forced on those working there – including in our schools (as well as the universities) where one by one good teachers are resigning, over-whelmed by the proliferation of never-ending compliance issues forced on them by the well and truly radicalised Ministry of Education.

    … the basic dishonesty of claiming that the now many thousands of newly invented Maori words being forced upon the country as authentic Maori needs to be challenged – (its relation to the previously genuine spoken Maori is minimal) – as does the thoroughly politicised move to trap young part-Maori into segregated te reo schools.”

  45. egg_

    What does the new coronavirus thingy represent again?

    Medicos state it is “not alive” in one breath yet credit it with survivalist cunning in the next.

  46. Infidel Tiger King

    JC:

    Gernal Motors P/E 6.2
    Tesla P/E: 2020 Estimates -1928.23

    How many cars do they have to sell to justify that val?

    Great tech. Great brand. Complete ponzi.

  47. Makka

    I take that back. The proto-amphibian was smarter.

    Everything Turdball gets involved in becomes a shit show. Everything. This clown is a greater dickhead than mUnty.

  48. JC

    Let’s not go BLM, but if people think there’s really not much wrong with American policing and doesnt need reform, it may be a good idea to have another think.

    Outrageous.

    Five years ago, police officers in Greenwood Village, Colorado, destroyed a private residence while pursuing a suspected shoplifter who had broken in and barricaded himself inside. Last year a federal court denied the homeowners any compensation for those damages, even though they had no connection to the theft and did not willingly allow the fugitive into their house. This morning the Supreme Court announced that it will not hear the case.

    Over the course of June 3 and 4, 2015, a SWAT team deployed a series of flash bang grenades, tear gas, 40 mm rounds, two Bearcat armored vehicles, and breaching rams against the home of Leo, Alfonsina, and John Lech. The Lechs had to demolish the house, which was worth $580,000. The city gave them $5,000.

    Read on.

  49. miltonf

    The establishment likes to spend 10 million dollars of our money on this rubbish because they can. Another big eff you from canbra to Australian taxpayers.

  50. Kev

    ‘I can’t be bothered to be consistent’

    AKA “Inattention to minor detail”

  51. lotocoti

    Is MSword just like MPop music, but with swords?

  52. calli

    Now, now.

    There are many…many consistencies. 😁

  53. JC

    How many cars do they have to sell to justify that val?

    Their operating margin is very decent. Obviously this doesn’t account for the non-operating losses they’ve accrued.

    Take Ferrari, it sells around 8500 cars a year and has a market cap of $US45 billion.

    The point, Artie is not the total amount of cars, but the margin you can grab.

  54. miltonf

    Let’s not go BLM, but if people think there’s really not much wrong with American policing and doesnt need reform, it may be a good idea to have another think. Also DHS and DEA. Pretty much out of control goon squads.

  55. Tom

    How can I go on without Tom’s ‘toons…?!

    Sorry, Cardimona. His Doomlordship shut down the old fred at midnight and there wasn’t a new Wednesday fred until mid-morning.I did a best-of is the 8.5-hour vacuum.

    Normal service will resume after 0400 tomorrow.

  56. calli

    You’re a champ, Tom.

  57. Dr Faustus

    The iconic Australian kangaroo has been sidelined as the logo to represent the nation’s interests overseas in favour of an abstract depiction of the yellow wattle.

    It appears that the Kangaroo Made in Australia logo is going to remain.

    The new $10 million, National Brand Advisory Council logo:

    …is part of a suite of products and resources for governments, government agencies and industry bodies to use at promotional events such as trade shows and conferences.

    So:

    – Designed by a committee;
    – Looks like an anonymous sneeze;
    – Recommended by Twiggy Forrest;
    – Obscene waste of money.

    Absolutely perfect metaphor for Government and All Its Works.

  58. Roger

    Progs attacking progs:

    BLM’s thespian wing now gunning for American theatre.

    Where will it end?

  59. MemoryFault

    Normal service will resume after 0400 tomorrow.

    You handled it just fine, under the circumstances, Tom.
    However, we’ve yet to have an appearance by the Doomlord to explain how/why a thread cut out after 2,379 posts. A most curious number.

  60. calli

    – Looks like an anonymous sneeze;

    No. It looks suspiciously like coronavirus.

    And I wonder if there is a slimy move to make certain Aus products/services look less Australian.

  61. Infidel Tiger King

    Their operating margin is very decent. Obviously this doesn’t account for the non-operating losses they’ve accrued.

    Take Ferrari, it sells around 8500 cars a year and has a market cap of $US45 billion.

    The point, Artie is not the total amount of cars, but the margin you can grab.

    Tesla loses money on every car it sells. Not to mention what cash burn Space X etc are.

    Ferrari makes massive profit on every car it sells.

    Ferrari is a 73 year old company. Let’s see if Tesla can make it that long never making a profit. It’s possible, the brand is strong and the Ponzi seems infinite.

  62. calli

    Costing taxpayers $10 million, this logo is part of a suite of products and resources for governments, government agencies and industry bodies to use at promotional events such as trade shows and conferences.

    Senator Birmingham said this branding exercise was again about consistency.

    “It’s simply trying to provide an overarching framework that can allow us to have some consistency in our approach,” he said.

    “Because it is one of the common refrains of criticism that we’ve had over the years, which is that each of our states go out and they present themselves in an entirely different way.”

    Yep. Sure. Okay.

  63. Speedbox

    Edited extract of a longer op-ed piece.

    I’ve said before, and no doubt will say again, that depictions of Russia often have little to do with Russia itself and are more about those doing the depiction. For many in the Western world, Russia is, and long has been, a significant ‘other’, comparison with which serves a useful purpose in the creation of self-identity.

    Beyond that, negative (and on occasion even positive) portrayals of Russia feed into domestic political struggles and help legitimize one side or other in whatever argument people are having. Whether these portrayals of Russia are accurate is neither here nor there. What matters is their impact on domestic politics.

    It is this, I think, which explains the latest Russia scandal to strike the United States – the claim this week in the New York Times that Russian military intelligence has been paying the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill Americans. I am deeply sceptical of anything that is based solely on the testimony of anonymous intelligence officials and that lacks any supporting evidence. Unsurprisingly, the New York Times’s story has led to much derision, being interpreted as a sign once again of the deeply Russophobic nature of the American press.

    I think, though, that that interpretation may miss the point, which is that the story, like so many others, is not really about Russia but rather yet another effort to discredit Donald Trump as a puppet in the control of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

    …..merely to look at what has happened in the United States in the past four years, during which time Russia has been elevated into enemy number one, an allegedly existential threat which is on the cusp of destroying American democracy and plunging the country into civil strife.

    The point of the Russiagate hysteria was never Russia itself. Rather it was to delegitimize the election of Donald Trump as American president by portraying him as, in effect, a traitor, who has sold out his country to a foreign enemy. This narrative, of course, presupposes a foreign enemy, for which purpose one has had to be created, and Russia has proven a convenient candidate for the role.

    The question in my mind is what will happen should Trump lose the presidential election in November, an outcome that now seems likely. It strikes me that there are two possibilities. The first is that the Democratic Party and its supporters will lose interest in stories of alleged Russian malevolence, as they will no longer be needed. A Biden victory in November could, therefore, lead to a lessening in the current rhetorical tension.

    The second possibility is that nothing will change. Democrats, I fear, have come to believe the nonsense that they have been peddling, to the extent that it’s become part and parcel of who they are. They are therefore incapable of altering course, and will govern on the basis of the prejudices they have generated in themselves over the past few years.

    I would like to think that the first possibility will come to pass, but I have to say that I’m not too optimistic. As for what will happen in the event that Trump is re-elected, I dread to think. But at that point, America might well be engulfed in flames, and Russia will be the least of anybody’s problems.

    https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/afghan-tales/

  64. MemoryFault

    Advice needed for tonight’s movie.

    Last night I ended up watching “Undercover Grandpa” with an almost 80 year old James Caan in the lead. Enjoyable, harmless entertainment.

    On the strength of that tonight I thought I’d give “Alien Nation” a go.
    Any thoughts?

  65. Bruce of Newcastle

    Five years ago, police officers in Greenwood Village, Colorado, destroyed a private residence while pursuing a suspected shoplifter who had broken in and barricaded himself inside. Last year a federal court denied the homeowners any compensation for those damages

    You live in a lefty town you takes your chances.

    The Political Climate in Greenwood Village, CO is Leaning liberal.

    Arapahoe County, CO is Leaning liberal. In Arapahoe County, CO 52.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.6% voted Independent.

    Arapahoe county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. In the last Presidential election, Arapahoe county remained strongly Democratic, 52.8% to 38.6%

    Home owners are bourgeoisie class-enemies.

  66. miltonf

    Actually I can remember the Aussie made logo before the kangaroo- a boomerang and the southern cross. There was nothing wrong with that either.

  67. Boambee John

    ‘I can’t be bothered to be consistent’

    ROFLMAO. From the petty, pedantic, pettifogging, pedanty, pompous, pedant.

    Translation: “OK, I stuffed up there, but I will dismiss it as an irrelevance (sic).

  68. Delta A

    Tom, I love your toons. Thanks for making the effort every day. (See how antsy Cats get when they miss their daily fix of funnies?)

    Also, I value your posts, especially those concerning the shenanigans within the media. So good to get informed information from one in the know.

  69. Cassie of Sydney

    “Makka
    #3500774, posted on July 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm
    I take that back. The proto-amphibian was smarter.

    Everything Turdball gets involved in becomes a shit show. Everything. This clown is a greater dickhead than mUnty.”

    Agree….you wonder what the Liberals were thinking….but then look at the Liberals.

  70. miltonf

    Buy giving us Trumble when we voted for Abbott tells us what John Howard and the LP are all about.

  71. notafan

    The threads are time based not post quantity based.

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3500806, posted on July 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    Buy giving us Trumble when we voted for Abbott tells us what John Howard and the LP are all about.”

    Mind you, Abbott stuffed up some things….okay he was good with boats and the carbon tax but honestly….he really caved on some important things too…like 18C and that first budget where he should have stood his ground….but he didn’t.

  73. calli

    Cultural and cosmic appropriation, Milton. Can’t have that.

  74. Betfair Update :
    Heels Up Harris 130/1 Next POTUS
    200/1 DemNom.
    Massive discrepancy.
    If the Prawn is correct…
    Oooooo
    Dot, get in here!
    These are “buy my own Lambo” odds !!
    $1k becomes$200k
    Lol. Zero sum game,but
    They ain’t running Joe.
    C’mon man! This is just getting silly!
    h/t Tim Pool

  75. Cassie of Sydney

    “ROFLMAO. From the petty, pedantic, pettifogging, pedanty, pompous, pedant.”

    BJ..you forgot that word again….putrid!

  76. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Because someone is an Abo, they are automatically deemed “high risk’ re the beer bug.
    Did BB get the memo?

  77. miltonf

    I used to think that for safe seats like Bradfield it was the electoral conference that determined to candidate. For example, Brendan Nelson was able defeat David Connolly and become the candidate. Is this still the case? Or have preselections been centralized under the control of Photios? The north shore/northern beaches MPs seem to be all Photios bots these days.

  78. JC

    Tesla loses money on every car it sells. Not to mention what cash burn Space X etc are.

    Operating margin? I meant to say gross margin. It’s very healthy.

    Also , the point of bringing up the prancing horse was to show you that it’s not the amount of cars sold that is important. It’s the margin or the expectation in Telsa’s case.

    here:

    Credit Suisse anal-ysis

    Spotlight on gross margin oppty:The 1Q highlight was auto gross margin ex credit of 20.0%,well ahead of cons.16.7%. Positives:China Model 3 margin approaching US Model 3 margin (despite ramp + coronavirus disruption), Model Y gross margin positive in its first quarter of prod (benefits from parts and manufacturing commonality with Model 3). Moreover, Tesla believes it can ultimately achieve industry leading op.margins. We await the 10Q to learn more about sustainability. Yet we believe the result implies a better margin outlook, and we modestly raise our out-year gross margin estimate by~1pt to 22.8%. That said,we believe Tesla would rather take more robust growth over robust margins.

    If they can make that 22.8%, then the valuation is justified, Artie. And no amount of grumbling from you will prevent you having to eat roasted young crow with potatoes for dinner when you pay up.

  79. Infidel Tiger King

    Gunner, she won’t be the Dem Nominee for POTUS.

    She is a mortal lock to be the VP Nomination.

    You will get back double whatever you put on.

  80. egg_

    If I self identify as Aboriginal, am I at “high risk” of the beer bug?

  81. steve of kenmore

    On the strength of that tonight I thought I’d give “Alien Nation” a go.
    Any thoughts?

    Sci-fi film about a cop with an alien investigating a crime in an alien population with greater strength and strange eating habits but who for the most part want to integrate.

  82. calli

    According to Seven News* no one is being screened at Sydney airport, even though international flights to Melbourne have been diverted to share the lurrrve.

    Are we governed by morons?**

    * spit
    ** vomit

  83. Boambee John

    Sorry Cassie, STML!

  84. Cassie of Sydney

    “The north shore/northern beaches MPs seem to ben all Photios bots these days.”

    Wentworth Liberal party branches are controlled by James Brown….a mediocrity who also happens to be married to Daisy Turnbull.

  85. miltonf

    Mind you, Abbott stuffed up some things….okay he was good with boats and the carbon tax but honestly….he really caved on some important things too…like 18C and that first budget where he should have stood his ground….but he didn’t.

    I know Cassie. Also think spot destroyer, paid parental leave, recognize, tightening up centrelink (probably hurting the wrong people) and raising taxes! Oh dear it’s quite a list isn’t it.

  86. Cassie of Sydney

    “Are we governed by morons?**”

    Umm…yes we are Calli.

  87. Yarragrad Roads Update :
    I just went for a Dick Pussy up the Eastern. Touched something with a 16 in front of it. We’re gone Wuhan down here. This was 45 minutes ago. Outbound.
    No traffic.
    Went for sticky beak around my ancestral lands east of Shoppo and then back into town.
    The sheeple are lapping up Seconds.
    Oh Lawd.
    Can we wait til I escape before nuking please? In DPLRBL I can be NightRidering the border crossing in 3 hours….

  88. egg_

    Everything Turdball gets involved in becomes a shit show. Everything. This clown is a greater dickhead than mUnty.”

    Living “in the moment”, constantly needing narcissistic supply, must really cloud one’s judgement.
    They’re said to have the strangest of heros to look up to.

  89. miltonf

    So the Group basically stacks branches.

  90. You will get back double whatever you put on.
    I’m doing a Tim Pool-in-Perth mashup.
    200/1
    Spicy!

  91. Infidel Tiger King

    Yarragrad Roads Update :
    I just went for a Dick Pussy up the Eastern. Touched something with a 16 in front of it. We’re gone Wuhan down here. This was 45 minutes ago. Outbound.
    No traffic.
    Went for sticky beak around my ancestral lands east of Shoppo and then back into town.
    The sheeple are lapping up Seconds.
    Oh Lawd.
    Can we wait til I escape before nuking please? In DPLRBL I can be NightRidering the border crossing in 3 hours….

    Completely back to normal here in the last remaining Australian place on earth.

  92. calli

    Heh. I’m still channelling feisty Noo Yok Grannie. She was really something, bless her.

  93. Cassie of Sydney

    “I know Cassie. Also think spot destroyer, paid parental leave, recognize, tightening up centrelink (probably hurting the wrong people) and raising taxes! Oh dear it’s quite a list isn’t it.”

    It started early…..refusing to accept Quentin Bryce’s resignation when her son-in-law became leader of the Labor party (Abbott should have insisted on it) and then awarding her with the “dame” gong.

    Oh and then there was the “knighthood”.

  94. MemoryFault

    Not to mention what cash burn Space X etc are.

    To all intent and purpose Spacex is now the American Space Program.
    It used to cost NASA $460 million for every space shuttle flight, not counting rebuilding the shuttle afterwards. Musk is now doing a better job, lifting heavier payloads, for $105 million per flight – less than a quarter of the cost.

    Musk reckons he could get the cost down to $66 million per flight, if NASA would let him scrap some obsolete pre-launch testing procedures. Falcon 9 non-manned heavy lift launches for customers other than NASA are currently costing under $40 million. Not that long ago private citizens were paying nearly that much to go as tourists to the space station.

  95. egg_

    Take Ferrari, it sells around 8500 cars a year and has a market cap of $US45 billion.

    They also make engines for Maserati and Alfa Romeo.

  96. Tom

    You’re a champ, Tom.

    So are you, Calli — one of the smartest people at the Cat.

    I’m actually in a four-day self-imposed isolation at home, after undergoing a Kung Flu test today, which I didn’t need. My best mate, with whom I have dinner most nights, is a scared, weird little guy worried about catching the plague, so I sacrificed myself to the health bureaucracy. No harm done and peace of mind for my cobber.

  97. egg_

    To all intent and purpose Spacex is now the American Space Program.

    Musk is the archetypal crony capitalist.

  98. 1735099

    James Brown has never been forgiven by the troglodytes since he wrote “Anzac’s Long Shadow.”
    He let too many sacred cows out of the paddock where the myths were grazing.

  99. Roger

    If I self identify as Aboriginal, am I at “high risk” of the beer bug?

    Interestingly, in this age of liquid identities, you can’t simply self-identify as aboriginal. Well, not if you’re not Bruce Pascoe.

    Identifying as indigenous is only step one.

    You also need ratification from the elders of the mob you claim association with and you may be required to provide evidence of biological descent too.

    This is all due to the tax payer largesse available to those who qualify as indigenous.

    And it is subject to challenge.

  100. miltonf

    Yeah trying to make nice with death adders. Never works.

  101. These odds in the US election are due for a market correction.

    Early payouts?

  102. Infidel Tiger King

    James Brown has never been forgiven by the troglodytes since he wrote “Anzac’s Long Shadow.”
    He let too many sacred cows out of the paddock where the myths were grazing.

    Was that from his Live At The Apollo album?

  103. egg_

    This is all due to the tax payer largesse available to those who qualify as indigenous.

    Hence, Albinorigines went for Bolta’s throat.

  104. Sciencing log, Doomlord Stargate Day 1 of the Premium ITK winter solstice.

    The subject is reacting as expected in isolation. Being a complete and utter spastic.

    Our observers are struggling not to interact with the subject, but as the success of our aims increase, so does their resolve.

  105. Roger

    Was that from his Live At The Apollo album?

    On a bootleg, I think.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not to mention what cash burn Space X etc are.

    Starlink is the cypher. If it can be turned into a river of gold then Space X will be rolling in it.
    I have no idea what their business model is though.

  107. Delta A

    I am quite vexed!

    Daughter and Sil coming back tomorrow and they want to reclaim their daughters – our gorgeous granddaughters – leaving us with not a single grandchild in residence.

    Hmmph!

    I have cited seniority, possession being 9/10ths of the law and risks to the inheritance, but they insist. They want their girls back.

    If any Cat lawyer can come up with a clever caveat, I shall be most grateful.

  108. Cassie of Sydney

    “Was that from his Live At The Apollo album?”

    ITK…I think that was a perfect response to the dickhead’s ramblings.

  109. calli

    Cassie, on Abbott.

    You have to win the war, and he did. You also have to win the peace. He squibbed. I don’t know why. Perhaps he depended upon the goodwill of the foe.

    We are watching that played out in the US. The moral of the tale is that there is no “Peace”.

  110. Tel

    Ferrari makes massive profit on every car it sells.

    They have always made much more money selling the logo on jackets, hats and key fobs, but merch still counts as business in most people’s books. Glad to see some economics under discussion for a change.

  111. MemoryFault

    Sci-fi film about a cop with an alien investigating a crime in an alien population with greater strength and strange eating habits but who for the most part want to integrate.

    Thanks, Steve.
    But what I really wanted to know is, is it worth watching?

  112. miltonf

    The Hockey budget just seemed to be designed to piss all and sundry off. Maybe it was by design.

  113. Cassie of Sydney

    “You have to win the war, and he did. You also have to win the peace. He squibbed. I don’t know why. Perhaps he depended upon the goodwill of the foe.

    We are watching that played out in the US. The moral of the tale is that there is no “Peace”.”

    Well said Calli.

  114. Early payouts?

    Yes.
    Cashback offers though. My Heels Up bets are already green.
    By about$5 lol
    The early payout only looks attractive when it’s Game Over. Haha, bookies.
    Whadiwhy look like?! I came down in the last shower?!
    I’ll stay staunch and put your kids/shareholders kids back into the state education system.
    Is this what Winning feelz like?
    🤔🤔
    Yes

  115. Top Ender

    What trainee Australian teachers are being taught

    School of crock
    Faye Bunting / The Spectator

    1 July 2020

    I have always loved looking after children. Helping them to learn and grow over this important part of their lives was always something I wanted to do, so when I began my training as a primary school teacher, I was excited about getting into the classroom and looked forward to teaching them the essential knowledge they would need to develop into intelligent and capable adults.

    It did not take long for me to realise, however, that this was no longer the priority of primary education; what I thought was a simple matter of imparting knowledge to the young has instead become a sophistic, politically-driven and invasive profession. I quickly saw that my role as a teacher seemed less about teaching children than about transmitting strange theories of ‘social deconstruction’, alienation and the faults of our civilisation.

    Subjects like ‘Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms’ focused on the ‘decolonisation of the curriculum’ and ‘critical theory’ for children; ‘Educational Foundations’, referenced Marx and other socialist literature on education, and literacy and mathematics seemed to focus more on the gender-biases present in picture books, or the ‘maths anxiety’ suffered by ‘disadvantaged youths’, rather than on reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ or learning one’s times tables.

    Every element of my primary teaching masters has been dominated by crude political bias, and nearly every tutor, subject and assignment I have completed has sought to ‘deconstruct’ the education system that I was originally intending to join, in one way or another. These have included everything from investigating the underlying racism or sexism present in my placement schools to penning essays on the ‘special’ and ‘different’ ways we will be required to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

    A large part of my final assessment as a graduate teacher required me to write a justification for deferring to an Indigenous support staff member for assistance when teaching ‘on country’ as this will ‘enhance understanding for Indigenous students’ in a way that I, as a non-aboriginal, apparently never could. Though it is good to learn about Indigenous culture, it is dominating the curriculum enormously. Most of the children I have worked with know more about Indigenous Australians’ experiences of discrimination than they do about their own country and family histories.

    The institution of education itself now seems so ashamed of itself as an oppressive hierarchical system — the idea of teachers being above students — that it now strives constantly to give children ‘power’ and ‘a voice’ in their education, as opposed to teaching them, as, by teaching them, we are apparently exploiting them with our systems of dominance, and should instead leave them as a blank canvas where they can cry, scream and fight about how to spell banana because nobody will be oppressive enough to tell them.

    As I have progressed through my training, I have felt my cohort growing increasingly hostile to traditional approaches and subjects (such as teaching maths and English). What started as a relatively open-minded cohort, are now fomenting with rage over the most basic facets of education, and constantly search out any political imperfections they can find in our course material. Lectures on the dangers of pornography to children on the internet quickly descend into accusations of devaluing sex work, with cries of ‘Sex work is real work! It is valid work!’ resonating through the lecture hall.

    In Humanities, too, Aboriginal elders are brought in to accost us about our failures, as ‘whites’, to understand what the word ‘Warrung‘ means, and to pick out individuals for public shaming in the lecture hall; who bow their heads as they admit that they do not know.

    Despite my education, I always imagined that, within the walls of the classroom, I would be able to teach the children primary mathematics, English, history and science as I wished. I hoped and anticipated that this was just university silliness and that, when it came to the real thing, children, not political activism, would be the central focus

    Alas, when I arrived at my first placement school, I found that the weekly planner was largely focused on the children’s upcoming assembly performance about the stolen generation and among the materials and picture books on their desks, I found “How They Lived Before the Whites”, among other guilt-instilling picture books.

    After these subjects were taught, I was then sent to help teach ‘resilience’ sessions, directed at grade 5/6 students teetering on the edge of hormonal angst and confusion, who were encouraged to “Cry! Cry it all out!” as they were asked to share painful memories with the class. This was followed by videos and readings about death. It was unsurprising that these poor confused children were leaving the room crying; angry, frustrated and uncertain about how to regulate such emotions while being exhorted by their teachers to cry.

    I believe it is a great thing to learn about Aboriginal culture at school and to talk about being a strong and resilient person. However, it is equally important to learn about maths, English and other areas of history, and for the classroom to be somewhere where children can learn the fundamental tools and knowledge of life so that they can learn from the past and make good choices in the future.

    I do not believe that these aspects of the curriculum should override basic numeracy or literacy. Though the curriculum now has central personal and social capabilities and Indigenous Perspectives components, which can feature in every lesson if the teacher decides, they should not dominate to the point where children are running around crying about death and making board games where white people chase Aboriginals from their homes when the dice is rolled (as happened in one of my classes).

    I am yet to begin teaching professionally, yet I have already been trained (in one of the most highly respected academies in the land) as a full-blown deconstructionist of the western capitalist hegemony. Every principle and every discussion in some way revolves around inclusion, diversity, the faults of our country and the foolishness of the people before us who thought that literacy and numeracy mattered.

    If politics today are aiming to destroy our institutions, it’s doing a sensational job at deconstructing our primary schools. What it is failing to do, however, is to educate our kids.

    https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/school-of-crock/?fbclid=IwAR1hFlS-HN-XmkQkoPhiMQugiwX1gt6t_3Z0yGBNQrnVrxxGs7sEgOxRLH4

  116. Delta, the term you’re looking for these days is
    Harumph, I say!
    😃

  117. Delta A

    Harumph, I say!

    Quite so, Gunner.

    I was trying to save pixels.

  118. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Just watching Credlin on Sky who had on Paul Kelly from The Australian. They discussed the NSW Treasurer’s interest in reforming the economy and particularly the GST, to which Kelly said that the Federal Govt is not interested because it would derail Morrison’s and Frydenberg’s ‘reform agenda’.

    wtf? Does anyone know what their reform agenda is as I’ve not heard anything about any Federal Govt reform agenda.

  119. Farmer Gez

    #3500835, posted on July 1, 2020 at 6:16 pm
    James Brown has never been forgiven by the troglodytes since he wrote “Anzac’s Long Shadow.”
    He let too many sacred cows out of the paddock where the myths were grazing.

    Sacred cows in paddocks????
    The kangaroos are there that’s for sure.

  120. Oh, and my Coles was cleaned out of milk&butter&cheese when i went yesterday.
    I had to buy a Otway classic 2l for near $5.
    #localism
    I didn’t need shit tickets so I didn’t venture down that end.
    Seconds.
    Fkn hell
    #workersparadise

  121. Infidel Tiger King

    wtf? Does anyone know what their reform agenda is as I’ve not heard anything about any Federal Govt reform agenda.

    We are transitioning from first world economic power to subsistence farming.

    Phase 1 complete.

  122. jo

    JC, Tesla ? How could a broker advise their client to buy Tesla. It is not an initial float, the price maybe over a $K. on what basis does it justify that with a P/E ratio of zero. Same for Amazon. Don’t be surprised when a disgruntled client wastes said broker. Brokers are all care no responsibility. I look forward to the day.

  123. Infidel Tiger King

    Oh, and my Coles was cleaned out of milk&butter&cheese when i went yesterday.
    I had to buy a Otway classic 2l for near $5.
    #localism
    I didn’t need shit tickets so I didn’t venture down that end.
    Seconds.
    Fkn hell
    #workersparadise

    Our stores are full to bursting,

    Queues outside every pub and restaurant.

    What a glorious harvest.

  124. Bar Beach Swimmer

    TG, not sure whether you saw my comment the other night but I got my bet on. But they’d only let me put on $25!

    Zippy tells me I have to develop a phone-in type personal relationship to increase the bet. I thought betting was as easy as, but the betting world is obviously some weird subculture!🤪

    Question: should I put on my high heels do ya think; would that increase my betting attractiveness? 😂😂

  125. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Tailgunner at 6:41 pm:

    “Oh, and my Coles was cleaned out of milk&butter&cheese when i went yesterday.
    I had to buy a Otway classic 2l for near $5.
    #localism
    I didn’t need shit tickets so I didn’t venture down that end.
    Seconds.
    Fkn hell
    #workersparadise”

    That’s three posts in a row talking in tongues.

    Give the Bundy rum a rest, go and sleep it off.

  126. twostix

    Anyone from an affected Victorian postcode found in NSW could be jailed for six months or fined $11,000. The new rules will also apply to people in NSW who visit the affected Melbourne suburbs.

    We’re in the middle of an establishment revolution.

    When the dust settles we’ll find we’re neo-feudal ants who need permission from our bugman corporate-lord owner class to have kids, leave your house, leave your city, have a wedding, have funeral or change jobs.

  127. Roger

    Anyone from an affected Victorian postcode found in NSW could be jailed for six months…

    I thought the objective was to keep them out of NSW?

  128. mh

    Headline at CNBC

    Dr. Anthony Fauci says new virus in China has traits of 2009 swine flu and 1918 pandemic flu

    Either Fauci is a swamp creature or China must be destroyed and replaced.

  129. Bar Beach 👠,
    Open a Betfair account.
    Best odds by miles.
    Minus 5% of your winnings.
    It always works out better than Armas mates W/company credit cards.
    And you can play safe and Lay Biden if you wanna.
    Currently a very attractive 7/10.
    *You risk $700 to win $1700.
    A thousand from Prawn and his mates in the Biden campaign, and your $700 back.Good money considering Joe won’t even be the nominee on Nov 2.
    😎😎
    Even if Harris then somehow beats Trump(lol), you still win.
    #dementiadollas

  130. twostix

    Went to super cheap auto yesterday, the shelves are completely empty for many items. Weird stuff like no air tools, etc.

    Mrs spent a day trying to find shoes for the kids – empty shelves everywhere.

    There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about. Either China is punishing us by restricting supply of goods or China is a half dead zombie apocalyptic wasteland and is hiding it.

  131. Memory Fault:

    Paraphrased from one of Mark’s “lame picks” offerings a week or so ago.

    Or –
    She: “You haven’t been listening to a word I’ve said.”
    He (thinks) “What an odd way to start a conversation.”

  132. 1735099

    70% of new Covid-19 infections in the US are occurring in Republican states.
    The virus doesn’t discriminate…

  133. Eyrie

    These folks could have been hired to rpoduce the new logo:

    Operation Enduring Clusterfuck- RED- STICKER
    Operation Enduring Clusterfuck- RED- STICKER

    Regular price $2.00

    Shipping calculated at checkout.
    Quantity

    Sticker is in production and available to ship end of April.

  134. Zippy tells me I have to develop a phone-in type personal relationship to increase the bet

    I’m calling bullshit on Z here.
    I did that, no love.
    Personal relationship? Like Bill Shorten style?
    Nah, Betfair is way less degrading than shagging a call centre chickie.

  135. Tintarella di Luna

    Just saw the new Australian Made logo — it looks for all the world like something you’d find after a very hot vindaloo

  136. That’s three posts in a row talking in tongues.

    Anne&Stimpy understand my posts.
    That’s all that matters.

  137. miltonf

    When the dust settles we’ll find we’re neo-feudal ants who need permission from our bugman corporate-lord owner class to have kids, leave your house, leave your city, have a wedding, have funeral or change jobs.

    Yes. This shit is the way it was in East Germany and the Soviet Union. Again it’s being enforced selectively. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. ScMo’s becoming quite the tyrant isn’t he. Starting to make Fraser look good.

  138. Boambee John

    The kangaroos are there that’s for sure.

    The bin chicken seems to be short a few roos in the top paddock!

  139. What a glorious harvest.

    Shut up.
    I’m putting this on the kulaks like Farmer Gez.
    Pull your finger out, hayseeds!
    FFS
    #ivealwayslovedthemaximumleaderAndrews

  140. Bar Beach Swimmer

    TG, sorry about being a “babe in the woods” – that’s the wailing type, mind you 😁 – but I thought we on Bet Easy not Bet Fair?

    Obviously, “my bad“ as all the hip types say, these days!

    So Plan B is to open multiple accounts?

  141. Tintarella di Luna

    When the dust settles we’ll find we’re neo-feudal ants who need permission from our bugman corporate-lord owner class to have kids, leave your house, leave your city, have a wedding, have funeral or change jobs.

    Well as long as when it comes to weddings the bugman corporate-lord owner class don’t get to have first turn of the bride

  142. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    John Barron: TDS666 because the 74 y.o. doesn’t wear a dust mask.

  143. There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about

    Boom. There it is.
    #enjoyNationalism

  144. Bundyrum

    I see the Qantas leprechaun was/is on the selection crew for the new logo.
    No wonder it looks like a golden sphincter.

  145. MemoryFault

    Dr. Anthony Fauci says new virus in China has traits of 2009 swine flu and 1918 pandemic flu

    An “interesting” idea, given that swine flu and the 1918 flu were caused by variants of the influenza virus, and coronavirus is a variant of the virus that causes common colds. A completely different animal, so to speak.

    Methinks Dr Anthony Fauci is spouting BS from his most appropriate orifice.

  146. calli

    There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about. Either China is punishing us by restricting supply of goods or China is a half dead zombie apocalyptic wasteland and is hiding it.

    Correct. My local K-Mart is sparse. It has been for months.

    I suspect the second possibility. “Punishing” us and refusing cash? I don’t think so.

  147. twostix

    After failing to politicise then weaponise the weather, the political left and their bugmen puppets figured out how to politicise and weaponise the flu.

    Imagine having a situation where parents are worried about their kid having a runny nose because it might cause their family to get swept up in a mass state enforced political power struggle with contact tracers and mandatory isolation and forced invasive medical testing.

    The dystopian books last century were optimistic.

  148. JC

    jo

    jo
    #3500863, posted on July 1, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    JC, Tesla ? How could a broker advise their client to buy Tesla. It is not an initial float, the price maybe over a $K. on what basis does it justify that with a P/E ratio of zero. Same for Amazon. Don’t be surprised when a disgruntled client wastes said broker. Brokers are all care no responsibility. I look forward to the day.

    Ask yourself this. Would the broker have been right to make a buy call when the stock was trading at 15 bucks back in 2010? Look, I’m not advocating buying the stock and have never owned it, but to suggest that people should only buy stocks with a positive PE is ignoring the tremendous wealth created in the tech and pharma sectors.

  149. Roger

    There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about. Either China is punishing us by restricting supply of goods or China is a half dead zombie apocalyptic wasteland and is hiding it.

    Washing machine parts are also hard to come by.

    Ours sits idle.

    Resorting to using a machine designed for camping for now.

  150. cohenite

    You could shoot 90% of the teachers and be a better country.

  151. So Plan B is to open multiple accounts?

    Yep.
    Then you can pick the best wave of the set.
    As you know, opening an account takes minutes.
    As an aside, I got my $10k Day application done while I was making my 7-11 $2 flat white this morning.
    #pyratetech

  152. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Just saw the new Australian Made logo — it looks for all the world like something you’d find after a very hot vindaloo

    Tinta, I thought it was laughable until Credlin said it cost the poor taxpayer $10mill!

    It looks to me like a stylised corona virus – Credlin reminded her audience that the ‘AU’ is the chemical symbol for Gold.

  153. JC

    There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about. Either China is punishing us by restricting supply of goods or China is a half dead zombie apocalyptic wasteland and is hiding it.

    The world closed down in April and May stix. Have a little faith stocks will be replenished over the course of the next month or two.

  154. twostix

    I suspect the second possibility. “Punishing” us and refusing cash? I don’t think so.

    Australia is a dregs market for China.

    They’ll just divert the 0.001% of $3 tshirts we buy from them to anywhere else on planet earth.

  155. JC

    cohenite
    #3500892, posted on July 1, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    You could shoot 90% of the teachers and be a better country.

    100% of divorce lawyers too and the place would be heaven.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    70% of new Covid-19 infections in the US are occurring in Republican states.
    The virus doesn’t discriminate…

    I doubt Republican governors are dumb enough to exterminate grannies in the tens of thousands, though Numbers. It takes a lefty to be so callous.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    China wants its banking industry to share the pain and help to boost a slumping economy—to the tune of 1.5 trillion yuan ($212 billion).

    To combat the worst economic downturn in 40 years as the country attempts to rebound from the CCP virus crisis, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) State Council has asked its banks to forgo up to 1.5 trillion yuan in profits.

    It’s an unprecedented and shocking demand and serves as a sobering reminder that China, under the CCP, is still fundamentally a socialist, command economy.

  158. egg_

    New swine flu found in pigs in China with ‘human pandemic potential’

    There’s no evidence that G4 is circulating in humans, despite five years of extensive exposure,” he said on Twitter after the paper’s publication.

    “That’s the key context to keep in mind.”

    The study was published in the US journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

  159. egg_

    /Hand wringers
    /Useful ijiots

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’m calling bullshit on Z here.
    I did that, no love.

    was the cash in your account?

  161. calli

    Washing machine parts are also hard to come by.

    Yep. My “Italian” stove need a part a month ago. I got one of the three left in Australia.

    Welcome to the future.

  162. JC

    Australia is a dregs market for China.

    They’ll just divert the 0.001% of $3 tshirts we buy from them to anywhere else on planet earth.

    We need to stop thinking like this. Australian importers DON’T deal with the China. They deal with producers over there. Also, it depends if our orders are big or small depending on the order type. Also, a large number of our imports are bulked up by wholesalers in China and Asia who in turn try to scale up orders so as to obtain volume discounts.
    These supply chains are extremely complex these days. It’s not like the 50s and 60s when Myers’ buying department would call Judge Weinberg’s parents office and order 1000 frocks for the summer season.

  163. egg_

    There’s a structural issue with supply that nobody is talking about. Either China is punishing us by restricting supply of goods or China is a half dead zombie apocalyptic wasteland and is hiding it.

    All of the above?
    We’re a small market.

  164. egg_

    Australia is a dregs market for China.

    They’ll just divert the 0.001% of $3 tshirts we buy from them to anywhere else on planet earth.

    +1

  165. Snoopy

    Either Fauci is a swamp creature or China must be destroyed and replaced.

    Embrace the power of ‘and’.

  166. Eyrie

    Mrs Eyrie designed and organised a new logo for our business for under $100. She reckons she’d have done the new Australian one for half price – $5 million.

  167. kaysee

    If any Cat lawyer can come up with a clever caveat, I shall be most grateful.

    Delta, what do the granddaughters have to say? If they want to stay, you can make it about the rights of the children.
     
    Just looking at this. It might give you some legal-sounding ideas.
    Can you claim that you have not been given the required notice period?
    🙂

  168. calli

    The particular “selector” that went bung on my stove is a universal one. Easily manufactured here. Plastics plus a bit of wiring.

    If enough go belly up, there will be a market. And the parts cover many…many brands.

  169. Eyrie

    36 grit sandpaper in short supply at local hardware. That said, circuit boards from Shenzen – no problem. Delivery in 7 days including shipping time with a couple of days shopping in Hong Kong.

  170. Any wukkas pissed about the corona virus money?

    The fuck are we getting out of this?

    Can’t crack open the super, no tax breaks, no gimmees and probably higher future taxes.

    Oh yes longer hours, wage freezes and the odious Zoom spyware.

  171. Eyrie

    calli, if it is plastic get someone to do a CAD drawing and have someone make it on a 3D printer. I use polycarbonate for my stuff. Good to 112 deg C and very tough and easy to use.

  172. JC

    It’s an unprecedented and shocking demand and serves as a sobering reminder that China, under the CCP, is still fundamentally a socialist, command economy.

    Not all. Most of its banking system is (not 100%), but that doesn’t apply to all the economy. In some ways lots of its sectors are actually more liberal than ours. If you’re a public company in Australia you now have to pass a social credit system dictating you abide with having da social license. Among the diversity programs, you have to impose and all the other crap (which Spartacus has raised from time to time), there’s also the annual climate change audit.

    Zipperhead, don’t think the grass is much greener here.

  173. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    With legions of reporters clamoring to hear details of the law that could reshape the financial hub’s future, it quickly became clear that Hong Kong’s leader had none. Lam, who previously acknowledged that she hadn’t seen the legislation, couldn’t even confirm that China had approved it before quickly ending the press conference and walking away from the podium.

    The awkward scene underscored the extent to which Chinese President Xi Jinping sidelined Hong Kong’s leaders in shaping the city’s most important legislation since Beijing took control of the former British colony in 1997. When the details were finally unveiled to the world around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, it became clear why they kept it under wraps.

    The law carries life sentences for secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, which cover everything from serious disruption of transportation networks and attacks on government offices — tactics used by protesters last year — to advocating foreign sanctions against China, which many in the pro-democracy camp called for just weeks ago to deter Beijing from passing the law.

    It also gives Chinese agents operating in Hong Kong immunity, allows for secret trials and calls for greater oversight of news agencies. And the law is applicable to everyone, anywhere in the world — whether or not they are Hong Kong residents.

  174. notafan

    James Brown

    Anzac’s Long Shadow

    Never heard of him or his book, epic poem, song, limerick or haiku.

    Who’s not forgiven?

    Someone like you who thinks the children of people who voted liberal in the sixties owe you?

  175. calli

    Good to 112 deg C

    And therein lies the problem. Anything for ovens has to be indestructible up to at least 230C.

    Because crackling.

  176. egg_

    Coronavirus wreaks havoc on retail supply chains globally, even as China’s factories come back online

    At first, U.S. retailers were most concerned about manufacturing facilities being disrupted by COVID-19 in China, where the virus originated.

    Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, this is a much bigger issue than China.

    Supply chain disruptions will linger for months, threatening retail’s two busiest times: The back-to-school season and the holidays.

  177. notafan

    That young teacher’s description is a great advertisement for homeschooling.

  178. MemoryFault

    Can’t crack open the super, no tax breaks, no gimmees and probably higher future taxes. Oh yes longer hours, wage freezes and the odious Zoom spyware.

    So, everything going according to plan then.

  179. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Mrs Eyrie designed and organised a new logo for our business for under $100. She reckons she’d have done the new Australian one for half price – $5 million

    1/2 price sounds a good deal to me, Eyrie!

  180. Delta A

    kaysee
    #3500912, posted on July 1, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Kasee, that’s sweet of you to reply so seriously, but I posted in jest.

    Best Man and I adore our grandies and love having them stay with us. But they are part of a (very) big, (very) happy family with Daughter, Sil, his mother and siblings, all of whom we see frequently (they live less than a kilometre down the road ) and all of whom we also love dearly.

    I was just mouthing off. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

  181. cohenite

    100% of divorce lawyers too and the place would be heaven.

    Good thing I’m a conveyancer, eh head prefect. Anyway heaven for you is a cigar in your gob and your arse polished to a 100% albedo.

  182. Delta A

    And kaysee, sorry for misspelling your name.

  183. kaysee

    I was just mouthing off. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

    I put a 🙂 at the bottom of the suggestion list.

  184. Boambee John

    Tinta

    Well as long as when it comes to weddings the bugman corporate-lord owner class don’t get to have first turn of the bride

    Don’t give them ideas!

  185. Delta A

    I put a 🙂 at the bottom of the suggestion list.

    Oh, dear. Time for this old lady to have a little lie down, I think. 🙂

  186. Oh come on

    I see Tucker Carlson is going all Conan the Barbarian in the cable news ratings. Good to see. He’s easily the most thoughtful and interesting host on any cable news channel.

  187. Tintarella di Luna

    Don’t give them ideas!

    Ooops

  188. Steve trickler

    MSM journos will not like this bloke. Those reasons will become obvious….quickly.

    Great channel.



  189. mh

    The Guardian

    Robodebt victims forced to wait for refunds from unlawful Centrelink debts

    Thousands of robodebt victims will be kept waiting on refunds the federal government said it would start processing from 1 July, while those owed “larger” amounts after receiving an unlawful Centrelink debt will receive their money back in “instalments”.

    In a backdown announced in May, the government services minister, Stuart Robert, said Services Australia would pay “some 190,000 [people] from 1 July”, while the agency would seek to get in touch with the remainder of the 373,000 people it says are eligible for refunds.

    But in a statement published on Wednesday, Services Australia said only a “small number of refunds” would be made in “early July” to test the refund system, while “refunds will then be made from late July, with most expected to be paid by the end of November this year”....

    This Minister doesn’t seem very competent.

  190. Infidel Tiger King

    Bwahahaha!

    Apparently the 2022 Winter Olympics are in Beijing.

    Do they even have ski fields? Maybe they can like up all the dead bodies.

  191. Boambee John

    notafan

    Never heard of him or his book, epic poem, song, limerick or haiku.

    Sonnet, a form rarely used these days, and quite challenging for the modern poet, raised on “free form” verse.

    Not as good as Shakespeare, but not bad for a first try.

    Needs better research into the form.

    C+.

  192. Eyrie

    calli, what is the part? If it is anything you hang on to it won’t be rated to 230 deg C.

  193. kaysee

    Time for this old lady to have a little lie down

    No! It’s not that time yet.

  194. Infidel Tiger King

    I see Tucker Carlson is going all Conan the Barbarian in the cable news ratings. Good to see. He’s easily the most thoughtful and interesting host on any cable news channel.

    Amazing what not being an ideological zombie can result in.

  195. Fisky

    Priti Patel
    @pritipatel
    · 15h
    Historic moment just now in House of Commons.

    @Conservatives voted to end free movement, take back control and introduce a points-based immigration system.

    @UKLabour did not. Their leadership may have changed, but their determination to deny the will of the people hasn’t.

  196. JC

    Amazing what not being an ideological zombie can result in.

    Like really. This idiot reckoned the US should make driverless trucks illegal because it would take jobs away from truckies. Yes, I know driverless is perhaps 50 years away, but that’s what he once said. It’s the same as the ACTU in the 80’s, wanting to outlaw computers in the workplace as it would take away admin jobs.

  197. What’s amazing is Tucker started off (on TV) on CNN, of all places.

  198. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3500877, posted on July 1, 2020 at 6:54 pm
    Just saw the new Australian Made logo — it looks for all the world like something you’d find after a very hot vindaloo”

    Yes…thanks Tinta. Another legacy of Lord Waffles of Point Piper.

  199. Tintarella di Luna

    Yes…thanks Tinta. Another legacy of Lord Waffles of Point Piper.

    Well colour me surprised! surprised! surprised! — someone upthread said everything he touched turned to shit — indeed.

  200. JC

    Good thing I’m a conveyancer, eh head prefect.

    And that too. You once said you’re (also) a divorce lawyer as well. Frankly, you would be on my execution list when the revolution comes but as you often say, “I’m not advocating violence”.

    Thank God I haven’t used one….divorce lawyers are just the scum of the earth on par with antifa.

  201. Mater

    Good to see a highly respected Doctor, down here in Victoria, standing up to be counted, when sending out Facebook COVID updates.

    Well this is a bit of a pickle for us Victorians! I was asked today if I agreed with this lockdown measure. The simple answer is I don’t. I think the State government is getting a bit carried away and doing this lockdown very prematurely. Let me tell you why this is.

    The strategy has always been to suppress this virus by flattening the curve (to make sure we don’t all get COVID-19 at the same time). By doing this we make sure we have enough ICU beds when people need it. We have definitely been doing this already over the last few months. In my posts, I have always eluded there will be small clusters and outbreaks that will happen from time to time for many months ahead.

    That is what is happening in these Victorian suburbs…As I have been saying in the last few posts, we need to be careful and take the COVID-19 issue seriously, but we do need to find a way to move forward. If we don’t our people and our communities will suffer immensely from the non-COVID-19 issues that are already making a mark on everyone. This virus is not going to go away anytime soon, so we need to find a new normal now.

    Some of the comments on are predictable, but most are very supportive of the stance.
    Dan’s in trouble.

  202. mh

    ‘MythBusters’ Star Adam Savage Accused of Raping Sister for Years.

    I’m calling it.
    Guilty.

  203. JC

    I’m calling it.
    Guilty.

    mh, I wouldn’t be too hasty. I’d say it’s 50/50. I read the piece last evening and the family seems to be siding with him and the sis is looking for a payout.

  204. Infidel Tiger King

    Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any weirder …

    ‘MythBusters’ Star Adam Savage Accused of Raping Sister for Years.

    Love is love.

    And as libertarians argued here last week, as long as they don’t reproduce, no harm no foul.

    P.s she sounds like a lunatic trying to destroy her family.

  205. Eyrie

    calli,
    Looks like a 9 pole multiway switch that connects/disconnects maybe more than one circuit at a time.
    yeah, somewhat difficult to make on a 3D printer and the plastic might be a relative of bakelite I guess. I still don’t think 230 deg c is what it is exposed to. What is the failure mode?

  206. mh

    Oooooohhh…

    Ice Cube
    @icecube
    Watch your mouth Jake.

    Jake Tapper
    @jaketapper
    Farrakhan is a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Sem itic misogynist. Why is a Fox channel airing his propaganda? https://twitter.com/foxsoultv/status/1276329552109846531

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    I see Tucker Carlson is going all Conan the Barbarian in the cable news ratings.

    Amazing what not being an ideological zombie can result in.

    Yeah, but James, Lachlan and Paul Ryan are ideological zombies.
    Fox News website is rapidly turning into news.com.au.
    You’d think they’d want to make money, but no.

  208. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From calli at 7:07 pm:

    “More FeS2.”

    Science Master Ding Dong Bell would be shocked and amazed that I knew what that means when I first saw it here tonight. So would science teacher Snoz Carter, sent to us pretty much straight from teachers college, who we considered it our sworn duty to see off through mental disintegration¹.

    We failed because we saw only the skinny hesitant nerd and not the psychologically powerful, able communicator who successfully led us into curiousity and ability in physics and chemistry.

    ¹ from Steve Waugh, Australian Captain, from the old days when captains were real captains

  209. mh

    Ok, I’m walking back on that one.

  210. calli

    What is the failure mode?

    Grill. High temp. Boom. 😀

  211. was the cash in your account?
    No! Once it goes in you have to turn it over before they’ll give it back.
    I needed to know if they take…
    Those kinds of bets, first.
    Otherwise I’m praying for some godforsaken “favourite” to get up and save my stash.

  212. Eyrie

    OK boom is bad. What does the switch look like now?

  213. If only prawn would walk back accusing people of supporting struggle snuggles, amongst other things.

  214. Can’t crack open the super

    Shut up, Lionel, I cracked the nest egg open and got away Scot free as I was making a coffee at the KwikEMart this morning.
    Lawyers? Lol

  215. The days of being paid in unendorsed cheques is over Gunner.

    The glory days of the 1980s saw drawers full of such instruments.

    Or so I am told.

  216. Zyconoclast

    Has anyone else noticed a lack of wood fires heating homes (no smoke on early morning walks) this winter?

  217. JC

    The days of being paid in unendorsed cheques is over Gunner.

    I had a plumber ask to be paid in cash for a 10% discount the other day.

  218. Yep Zyco.

    That and very green wood otherwise.

    I think the wood is also very expensive now.

    I have never lived with a wood fire, but my impression is that firewood has doubled in price over a short period of time. I think it has doubled in about seven years.

  219. Eyrie

    Apart from a couple of days, this winter in Toowoomba has been quite mild. We’ve only burned the wood fire about 3 nights. The rest the R/C aircon takes care of easily. If this is global warming BRING IT ON!

  220. Carpe Jugulum

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3500938, posted on July 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Just caught up on the Mark Latham’s discussion with Nicholas “Catsbum” Reece on what matters in life

    Latham was absolutely brutal, his red pilling shows

  221. calli

    What does the switch look like now?

    Brand new, of course. The old one was binned. But I did examine it before I chucked it. One circuit was fried, which I expected.

  222. Carpe Jugulum

    Legalise Sedition
    #3500975, posted on July 1, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    ———————————–

    I have never lived with a wood fire,

    It is wonderful, you will skip TV, maybe put on the radio or background music and stare at the fire and just talk with those around you.

    Very enjoyable.

  223. And thanks Memory Vault for the Parler tip.
    👍
    #pyratelowtech

  224. Zyconoclast

    Priti Patel
    @pritipatel
    · 15h
    Historic moment just now in House of Commons.

    @Conservatives voted to end free movement, take back control and introduce a points-based immigration system.

    @UKLabour did not. Their leadership may have changed, but their determination to deny the will of the people hasn’t.

    Priti is another scam artist like BloJo

    What is the problem?

    The scale of immigration

    6. The scale of immigration over the past 20 years is unprecedented in our history. The UK has always experienced periods of immigration never on remotely the same scale as that which we have witnessed over the past two decades or so (see a history of immigration to the UK here).

    7. In 1997, net migration was just 47,000. In the years that followed it rose to well over 200,000 and reached 320,000 in 2005. Under the last Labour government (1997-2010) an extra 3.6 million foreign migrants arrived, while one million British citizens left. (Read more about Labour’s record on immigration from 1997 to 2010).

    8. The coalition government elected in 2010 pledged to reduce net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’ (a promise that was repeated in 2015 and 2017). However, overall net migration rose to a third of a million – even higher than under Labour. This is largely because net migration from the EU doubled over the last Parliament due to the ongoing disparity in wealth between Eastern Europe and the UK together and the impact of the Eurozone crisis on Southern Europe (See here). This no doubt contributed significantly to the June 2016 referendum result

    9. The current Conservative government has failed to reduce immigration as it has promised to do. According to the most recent estimates, net migration stood at just over 250,000 in the year 2018. Although EU net migration has fallen substantially in recent years, non-EU net migration remains at historically high levels (over 230,000 per year). See figure 1 below and read more about the latest

  225. Zyconoclast

    That does not take account of all the illegals.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    More FeS2.

    FeS2 is old and busted. Plated copper is the new hotness.

  227. Eyrie

    calli, I take it the circuit contacts were fried?

  228. Real fire is the bomb.
    And chicks dig men that can swing an axe

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    Latham was absolutely brutal, his red pilling shows

    Mark Latham was captured by the Labor party when he was very young and vulnerable — they saw in Latham someone very very smart, working classes and they used him to the max — for his part Latham was spellbound intoxicated by the Labor party BS. Thank heavens he woke and fled. He is now able to fiercely be his true self unrestrained by not having to tug the forelock to play the piper’s tune.

  230. cohenite

    The green disease is going to come back with a vengeance; alarmists have seen how successful the blm bastards have been:

    Ditch Paris
    The Spectator Australia 27 June 2020

    It was announced last week that the Minerals Council of Australia has ‘committed to cutting carbon emissions’ and has ‘thrown its support’ behind the Paris Agreement. This is all part of the MCA’s woke and virtuous-sounding ‘Climate Action Plan’. Perhaps they should re-name it the Climate Reduction Action Plan, because then at least the acronym would be a useful pointer as to its true value.
    Some important reminders. Firstly, as Chief Scientist Alan Finkel informed a Senate Estimates Committee on 1 June, 2017, even if Australia were to reduce its emissions to zero (an impossibility) the effect on the planet’s climate would be ‘virtually nothing’. In other words, anything Australia achieves in lowering our carbon footprint is purely symbolic, designed to ‘encourage’ or even shame the true emitters (more about them in a second) to do their bit – a futile exercise. Secondly, renewable energy from wind, solar or batteries cannot drive a crusher, a grinding circuit, a 360-tonne truck, a train with a 140,000 tonne pay load or a ship; activities all of which are crucial to the commercial success of those companies that support the MCA. Thirdly, this nation now faces an economic and energy crisis that will require every effort to return manufacturing to these shores and to create a more industrially competitive nation; we must rapidly turn every commodity, every skill, every opportunity to our own economic advantage.
    With all that in mind, let us now consider what the Paris Agreement actually does. Ratified in the hours after Donald Trump was elected president by the socialist-leaning Malcolm Turnbull (he who helped set up the conservative-loathing Guardian Australia) and his untrustworthy deputy Julie Bishop, this absurdity is a Clayton’s Accord drawn up by Lewis Carroll: the agreement you have when there is no agreement with commitments that mean whatever either side wants them to mean. If the definition of a great deal is one where both sides walk away feeling they have won, the Paris Agreement is the deal where one side impoverishes itself while the other side laughs all the way to the bank. On top of which, the UN-endorsed methodology for measuring carbon emissions is not only flawed but idiotic, resulting in the relentless and irreversible transfer of wealth from ‘developed’ nations to ‘undeveloped’ ones.
    The world’s greatest carbon emitter (and polluter, the two things are very different) is China, by a country mile. One of the world’s lowest carbon emitters (and cleanest countries) is us. Yet under the Paris Agreement, China, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, is ‘undeveloped’ so can do whatever it pleases, whilst we, being ‘developed’, must reduce our emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030. (Labor, the Greens and the creepy bedwetters of the Liberal party wish to see net zero emissions by 2050). So China gets to increase its emissions to whatever it damn well feels like, which is why it is currently indulging in a coal-fired power station orgy of construction, as our industries and households struggle to turn a profit or pay the bills….

  231. this winter in Toowoomba

    Lol – you’ve seen Nmbrs outside Coles sitting in his Miata, haven’t you?!?
    🤣🤣🤣

  232. calli

    Correct. Either heat from the oven or a surge.

    We get a lot of surges up here, far more than in Sydney. Someone opined that Tomago was to blame, but I’m not convinced. Although it draws most of the district’s electrickery.

    Shame they can’t operate on renewables.

  233. I had a plumber ask to be paid in cash for a 10% discount the other day.

    You took that deal, yes?

  234. I recommend you read Latham’s book Civilising Global Capital.

    It is from a left, pre red pilled perspective, but he’s a damn sight smarter than that screeching lunatic, Bill Shorten.

    Old (young) Latham is probably right of Morrison.

    Then again, Latham has never been an Australian follower of the East German Communist Party.

  235. Your plumber is a Nolezy 🤣
    Always fkn cash in hand, mate, Alwayz!

  236. cohenite

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3500938, posted on July 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm
    Just caught up on the Mark Latham’s discussion with Nicholas “Catsbum” Reece on what matters in life
    Latham was absolutely brutal, his red pilling shows

    Latham is brilliant, one of the best polemicists in Australia. Yet he will not change the mind of reece or any other leftie (a lesson to learnt when the troll slinks in here – you use it to hone your arguments and to insult the vile thing). Latham speaks to the swinging voter and whatever success PHON has in future will be due to him and the little Aussie battler, our Pauline.

  237. mh

    Take a knee, take a hike

    KICKED INTO TOUCH Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra ditch Black Lives Matter badges on Sky Sports after movement’s controversial statements

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11997177/black-lives-matter-jamie-redknapp-patrice-evra/

  238. cohenite

    This is a great meme: everywhere in the world is warming faster than everywhere else in the world:

    https://www.facebook.com/CraigKellyMP/photos/a.251794581681850/1544472712414024

  239. JC

    Your plumber is a Nolezy 🤣
    Always fkn cash in hand, mate, Alwayz!

    Andrew the plumber? No, he’s Anglo and lives in Malvern. True.

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