Wednesday Forum: July 1, 2020

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1,907 Responses to Wednesday Forum: July 1, 2020

  1. Sentient

    This spellwrecker is sentient and chooses evil.

  2. notafan

    Babies aren’t commodities.

    Such a stupid product, straight out of science fiction will never work.

    Thank God.

  3. William the Conjuror

    Campbell Newman had the little man syndrome in spades, and the arrogance that goes with it. Competence he did not have. The Queensland voters soon realized that and ditched him as quickly as they could. They were smart to do so.

  4. Technology is not good or evil.

    If you don’t like it, it doesn’t mean it’s “evil”.

    “Babies aren’t commodities”

    I’d like to think that too but most people outsource the nurturing and care of their children, even at young ages to childless lesbians with bullshit degrees.

    Arguably the pod is the lesser evil.

  5. notafan

    Most people don’t, not 24/7.

    Oh and yes I worked and had my children, reluctantly, in long day care.

    And it’s not either or.

    Children aren’t stupid.

    Of course you’d have to to destroy a lot of unborns trying to get the stupid pod thing going.

    Destroying the family is evil.

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    It would appear Grigs missed the discussion by six hours or so.

    Easily done, if you get caught up putting the lotion on its skin.

  7. Mark A

    William the Conjuror
    #3502096, posted on July 2, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    I don’t say this often and lightly, but piss off numbers!
    You are so transparent that window glass is hiding in shame.

  8. mh

    Hi Rae/8th Dan/FreeRadical/Grigs!

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s not Liability Bob. His monumental pompous ego won’t allow him to comment under any other handle than his own Turnbullesque persona.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of which – again, good one Kev.

    Still giggling. Farter time.

  11. dover_beach

    Technology is not good or evil.

    If you don’t like it, it doesn’t mean it’s “evil”.

    The point of that technology is to ‘liberate’ the mother from the entire process of ever mothering her child with her body in the womb. That is evil. Of course, this will be paired with IVF and other reproductive technologies. How wonderful.

  12. Infidel Tiger King

    Everything I have seen of Newman on Paul Murray’s Show makes me think Queensland was right to dunk him. Unfortunately they chose something worse.

    Newman is not tall enough to take seriously and was all stick, no carrot with the electorate. Lots of little fellas are like that. He should have been riding winners at Eagle Farm, not lecturing people.

    No one under 6’ should be allowed in politics.

  13. mh

    CNBC
    Record jobs gain of 4.8 million in June smashes expectations; unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

    Good timing for July 4 Trump event at Mount Rushmore

    MAGA 🇺🇸

  14. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    News Conference at 9:30. Great Jobs Numbers!
    11:11 PM · Jul 2, 2020

  15. K2

    I would like to give Daisy Cousens from Bolt’s show a spanking. Then I would like to have Liz Storer give me a spanking, then I would like to impregnate Annalise Nielsen. She would be a ripping ‘broodmare’, so to speak. Eight Carat class.

    It’s great having Sky News free to air in the bush now. Cheers Rupe.

  16. MemoryFault

    Nite Mark.
    And thanks once again for the lame pics.

  17. JC

    I wonder if this is another suicide

    Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and heiress who became a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and was later accused of involvement in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI, two senior law enforcement sources tell News 4 New York.

    She was arrested in New Hampshire on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today, the sources say.

    Spokespeople for the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan declined to comment.

  18. mh

    The BBC has decided its presenters and guests should not wear Black Lives Matter badges as the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for political reasons.

    Bosses at the corporation have ruled that “visual symbols of support” for Black Lives Matter should not be worn on screen, senior sources told The Telegraph.

    It comes as a number of high-profile organisations were forced to backtrack on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as its UK arm publicly criticised Israel and called on the British government to “defund the police”.

  19. jupes

    I think I’ve put a golf ball or two in those lakes TE.

    Sounds like the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club:

    16. A relatively short hole, but none the less extremely tricky. Teeing overwater into a narrow fairway with water hugging both sides of the fairway. Then a small approach over a water again into a nicely tucked away pin with water behind, in front and to the left of the hole. Mind your step.. you might catch a glimpse of the local resident crocodile.

    He was about 2.5 metres when I was there a few years ago. There were plenty of one meter crocs at that hole as well. They would sun themselves on the fairway until you played to close to them.

  20. K2

    People like Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein etc are from the top of the pyramid. He isn’t dead or in jail and neither is she. People like them and Prince Andrew etc are thrown under an imaginary bus occasionally to give the lumpen proletariat the illusion that something is being done. Pfft. Business as usual.

  21. Infidel Tiger King

    Crazy world.

    Tesla just opened 10% higher.

    37 genders none of them male. Tearing down statues of Washington and Lincoln. FootballerS can tackle each other but not high 5. World’s biggest car company makes almost zero cars, and those that it does make lose $5k per vehicle.

    I give up. I’ll be in the corner dribbling and drinking.

  22. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump talking about jobs.

    Good stuff.

    Fuck Javanka. We love Donald.

  23. K2

    Apart from the time they pretended he fought in the Falklands War, then a few years later when he married the red haired tart Fergie, of what use has Prince Andrew been to the Royal Family, or Royal ‘brand’ etc? Zero. A useless appendage, like an ashtray on a motorbike.

    MI6/City of London rock up. “you are taking a hit for the team, Andy”. LOL

  24. Infidel Tiger King

    “China Virus”

  25. JC

    Just need to mention Tesla is $1206 a share and has a market cap of 224 billion.

    Bruce, Artie .. any comment?

  26. Infidel Tiger King

    Look above JC.

  27. K2

    Whoever wins out of Port Adelaide Pear and the Brisbane Bears match this round will be the team to beat for this years AFL flag. Outliers worth a spec are St. Kilda and Footscray.

  28. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump needs Charles Payne campaigning for him.

  29. Steve trickler

    A repeat of a late night ride.



  30. K2

    I worked at a country roadhouse for six years. We sold more diesel than petrol etc. Truckers and farmers. I mainly worked out the back cooking, but would occasionally go out front when busy and the girls were getting pumped. Serve folk who just wanted to pay for petrol. Or a pack of smokes etc.

    Anyrate, what I gleaned over that time was how fucking stupid, ignorant and pathetic a very large segment of society is. I would say 25%-33%.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Or maybe the Star bas been enclosed in a Dyson Sphere…
    And may Freeman RIP – he only died 28 Feb!

    It should be visible in infra red, then Arnost.

    Or maybe the star is being occulted by something coming straight towards us. Maybe they have worked out that earth had life 75 million years ago and have decided to check us out. But don’t worry, it won’t get here for more than 75 million more years, and we’ll be extinct long before then.

  32. Pedro the Loafer

    Anyrate, what I gleaned over that time was how fucking stupid, ignorant and pathetic a very large segment of society is. I would say 25%-33%.
    That’s just all the country yokels you came across, K2.

    You should have done a stint behind the counter in a servo in Melbourne’s North or Sydney’s West.

    Debonair, well dressed, suave, well spoken and considerate peeps there.

    Downside is that your life expectancy is a bit limited.

  33. K2

    Dyson Sphere? FMD, there is a lot of shit that needs addressing on Planet Earth ATM if you geeks would care to down tools and help us out.

  34. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Anyrate, what I gleaned over that time was how fucking stupid, ignorant and pathetic a very large segment of society is. I would say 25%-33%.

    This is something not readily believed by those who’ve never worked customer service.
    In particular, the general run of people will not readily accept just how nasty some people can be as soon as they’re fronting a counter.

  35. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Apart from the time they pretended he fought in the Falklands War, then a few years later when he married the red haired tart Fergie, of what use has Prince Andrew been to the Royal Family, or Royal ‘brand’ etc? Zero.

    He really served, there’s no escaping that.
    To reward him for his service the Royal Family chased away Koo Stark.
    It’s been downhill for him from there on.

    The only high point being at his wedding when his father-in-law Major Ronald Ferguson bucked tradition & flatly refused to allow Military Police to escort his carriage.

  36. K2

    Thanks Pedro. Only other job where I had to do some’ front of house’ was a cafe frequented by office workers etc. Massive eye opener the roadhouse job.

  37. Top Ender

    Struth, where are you?

    According to the ABC, this is the NT’s most popular songs.

    No mention at all of “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back”.

  38. DrBeauGan

    Dyson Sphere? FMD, there is a lot of shit that needs addressing on Planet Earth ATM if you geeks would care to down tools and help us out.

    Wouldn’t you take even a smidgin of comfort from the thought that some alien civilisation has survived long enough to build one? Of course, it might not have such a high proportion of the fucking ignorant, stupid and pathetic as ours.

  39. K2

    Thanks Salvatore. I was never nasty at the counter. Just an eye opener especially on weekends, public holiday times etc. There are many people who can’t read a clock. As an example.

  40. K2

    Where and when I grew up; you don’t make it out of Grade 1 in primary school if you can’t read a clock. FFS.

  41. Pedro the Loafer

    The old school country roadhouses were great.

    Regulars welcomed, looked after, fed and watered and treated like family. Even the grey nomads who whinge if they have to spend $5 were grudgingly accepted.

    I loved calling my regular roadhouse on the CB and ordering my dinner from 50km out, pulling in and having it dropped on the table straight from the kitchen.

    Then, as usual, the corporates saw a dollar to be made, bought out the old timers and the roadhouses turned to shit.

    Crap meals, surly staff, no service, short hours and prices through the roof.

    Yesterday’s Australia.

  42. Infidel Tiger King

    Truck stops used to have the best food in Australia.

    “Kitchen sink please, love.”

  43. Pedro the Loafer

    Burgers the size of soccer balls, IT.

    No wonder a lot of the old truckies were fat as pigs.

  44. Pedro the Loafer

    Quiet night.
    I am up late waiting for an online funeral webcast from the UK.

    Modern tech stuff is outstanding.

  45. Top Ender

    K2…Where and when I grew up; you don’t make it out of Grade 1 in primary school if you can’t read a clock.

    Makes you realise how far we’ve come…these days the kids move up a grade every year even if they are totally at sea with the content of the subjects.

    Something about not hurting their self-esteem.

  46. K2

    All that shit you mentioned Pedro. Too right. There used to be this plantation logger that was in town for maybe 3 months. Big fat bloke. Ate at roadhouse every night. I was the only person allowed to mash spuds and cook lamb chops for him. Nights I wasn’t there he would have pizza. LOL you met some characters.

  47. Struth

    That’s right k2.
    I sympathize with your plight dealing with the general swill.
    Especially when you roadhouse staff are so intelligent, keen to serve and just all round stimulating people to learn from.
    It’s a shame people don’t treat you like the gods you are.

  48. Struth

    Roadhouses in Australia have gone from home cooked style independent operations to filthy Indian slop serving shitholes.

  49. Struth

    Went out tonight to support local pub’s reopening.
    Very sad.
    With the 33 page new regulations imposed it was surreal.
    Staff nervous and humourless.
    Trying to get used to the new normal which is pure insanity in every instance.
    Cutlery can’t be already on the table and a million other efficiency sapping exercises in putting people off supporting the business.
    Strangely one of the young waitresses I know well just confided in me what bullshit it was and said …..It’s like bloody communism…….no it IS communism.

  50. Dover Beach:

    A three year old story that I missed but it is truly evil.

    Bloody ‘ell.
    I can imagine neurotic parents getting a mobile version of that thing and taking it on holidays. Then demanding all sorts of extras because ‘baby’. Bringing it to the restaurant to show everyone how wonderful they were, or to work…

  51. Dover Beach:

    The point of that technology is to ‘liberate’ the mother from the entire process of ever mothering her child with her body in the womb. That is evil. Of course, this will be paired with IVF and other reproductive technologies. How wonderful.

    I can imagine the sudden surge of mothers not coping because they cannot bond with the non fruit of their loins. Or will new mothers be given hormone injections to bring their milk on?

  52. Tom

    David Rowe*.

    *Trump not only lives in his head, this lefty simpleton is a monomaniac – for a so-called “business” newspaper.

  53. Tom

    Christian Adams (London Evening Standard) catches TDS.

  54. MemoryFault

    Thanks Tom.
    Hard choice today.
    Broelman, Moran, Lisa Garrison #1 and Steve Kelley all imminently chuckle-worthy.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    So, if I’ve got these squealing underachievers right:

    We’re tearing down statues of white men. There are too many white arts critics. Bleck lives matter, and white lives do not. Not enough bleck people are displayed on currency. White people have automatic privilege not conferred on others. Bleck people have been kept down by whitey and should be celebrated.

    Why, then, are we not allowed [email protected]?

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    In matters VicPol, I see new chief Shane Patton has gone straight onto Dan Andrews’ tit and gobbed off at a presser, making stupid statements about discretion going out the window and going all hardline about absolutely unenforceable ‘lockdowns’ of sprawling and sometimes contiguous suburbs in an interconnected city of five million people.

    The RBT style checking process is window dressing only, and he knows it. Or should know it.

    For a bloke who was a, ahem, ‘high achiever’ at the St.Kilda CIB in the mid-late 1980s he’s clearly been playing the Great Game for some time.

    And he should know better, because according to rumour discretion rests not with the Chief, or the Police Minister or the CMO, but with the individual plod on the ground at a particular time and place.

    Mind you, this is a bloke who publicly applauded a 17 year old learner driver getting a $1600 blister, and then just as publicly announced the shredding of said blister the following day.

    Opaque politics masquerading as police work.

  57. The point of that technology is to ‘liberate’ the mother from the entire process of ever mothering her child with her body in the womb. That is evil.

    I don’t think you can prove that is evil on principle.

    Of course, this will be paired with IVF and other reproductive technologies. How wonderful.

    IF you can say it will be necessarily paired with IVF which necessarily means destruction of some embryonic humans, sure, you can make a religious argument against such a machine.

  58. notafan

    It’s an absurbity DOT

    Current technology can’t sustain premature babies before 22 23 weeks but someone is going to be able to replicate the womb, presumably 3d printed.

    Still can’t build uteri for male to female trans.

    Good luck with that.

  59. Ed Case

    Interesting short article from the Foundation for Economic Education on the origins of America’s gun culture.

  60. If it can never work stop perhaps worrying about it?

    *It’s evil because it would deny some women, by their own choice of their *gestation rights** is not much of an argument. If it was qualified as the process can never be replicated well then you may be onto something. How about if a woman is near death in a car wreck and her unborn, previously unviable embryos can be saved before she expired? See! Technology is not evil per se. It must always be embraced, we can choose to use it or not, or to be good or evil.

    All I am really saying is *as nature intended* is generally a very bad, Luddite argument.

    As nature intended:

    Catallaxy?
    Antibiotics?
    Blood Banks?
    Nuclear energy?
    Flying?
    Space travel?
    Submarines?
    Mains power?

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    mh’s quote, from last night:

    ‘Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    News Conference at 9:30. Great Jobs Numbers!
    11:11 PM · Jul 2, 2020’

    How I read it, initially at least:

    ‘Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    News Conference at 9:30. Great Job, Numbers!
    11:11 PM · Jul 2, 2020’

    That ‘Noddy’ Newman lie’s going to live forever. Orange Hitler* approves.

    *h/t JC

  62. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  63. I wonder if Bobblejuice will apologise for his plainly wrong and demented slurs about Newman’s soldiery?

  64. MemoryFault

    Thanks 123and Bush.
    Short, blunt, and to the point.
    Well worth watching.

  65. MemoryFault

    And now some music, for anybody else who woke up this morning feeling a little bit fruity.

  66. MemoryFault

    It’s 132

    Sorry.
    Missed it by this much.

  67. 132andBush

    All good.
    Have to get the address correct.

  68. Herodotus

    American Thinker has some good items, as usual. One on the coming collapse of the USA republic, and another full of free character assessments of the possible candidates for addled Joe’s running mate.
    Certainly beats wading through troll excrement here.

  69. I give up. I’ll be in the corner dribbling and drinking.

    You’re in good company here.

  70. rickw

    Gun Meme Review: Ken and Karen Edition

    Cul-de-sac Caucasians now added to Roof Top Koreans.

  71. rickw

    Certainly beats wading through troll excrement here.

    Thus it appears and lays out a troll log!

  72. Warwick

    I spent the last 2 years driving a lot between Sydney and Adelaide via Melbourne. I was always a big fan of the Australian roadhouses. Terrific service. Clean. good food. Now, it is depressing. Filthy and disgusting. A great institution gone. Who would have thought a roadhouse in the bush would become a visa mill for Indians. It is a small thing in the bigger picture, but stands out as something we have lost.

  73. calli

    Just in case you missed the Crowder rant right at the bottom of 132’s link. Sums it up well.

  74. Tintarella di Luna

    Branco is a classic today – the mainstream media is the enemy of the people

  75. rickw

    Who would have thought a roadhouse in the bush would become a visa mill for Indians.

    That’s it.

  76. rickw

    Full retard in Victoria:

  77. 132andBush

    Who would have thought a roadhouse in the bush would become a visa mill for Indians. It is a small thing in the bigger picture, but stands out as something we have lost.

    Exactly, Warwick.

    Three part time jobs for locals in our small town have disappeared because of this.
    Not to mention that the new ” proprietors” don’t spend locally and are rotated out on a regular basis.

  78. PeterM

    Is Yahoo News really unfiltered? Maybe we should support them.

  79. Atoms for Peace

    Warwick. Stopped at a CQ roadhouse last night. The pie on display should be an item at the Winton fossil exhibit .

  80. stackja

    World-first study reveals impacts tech addiction has on teen brains
    Internet addiction is damaging our teens brains and leaving them with a legacy of lifelong emotional problems, a world-first study has revealed.

    Clare Masters, National Education Editor, News Corp Australia Network
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 3, 2020 6:00am

    Exclusive: Internet addiction is hijacking teenage brains and stunting their emotional growth with excess screen time triggering biological changes in young people and potentially causing lifelong issues.

    A world-first study has tracked the use of screen devices by Australian high school students and found internet addiction was the cause of young girls and boys struggling to regulate their emotions.

    The four-year study of those in Years 8 to 11 found that overuse affects cognitive function – causing teenagers to behave like toddlers.

    Professor Ciarrochi said the problem isn’t about the time teens spent online but rather their relationship to it and whether it controls them.

    “Things like gaming and social media are designed to be addictive. They offer an immediate hit of stimulation,” he said.

    “If young people keep seeking that stimulation high, they might find themselves losing control of their behaviour, staying up late at night to engage their addiction, hiding their internet usage from others, and failing to keep up with school and other activities.”

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not allowed to say 33 years ago that women shouldn’t be in combat.

    Boeing Communications Chief Resigns Over Decades-Old Article On Women In Combat (2 Jul)

    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s communications chief Niel Golightly has resigned his position, the company said on Thursday, following an employee’s complaint over an article the former U.S. military pilot wrote 33 years ago arguing women should not serve in combat.

    “My article was a 29-year-old Cold War navy pilot’s misguided contribution to a debate that was live at the time,” Golightly said in a statement accompanying Boeing’s announcement.

    “My argument was embarrassingly wrong and offensive. The article is not a reflection of who I am; but nonetheless I have decided that in the interest of the company I will step down,” Golightly said.

    On the other hand you can have been an actual communist and still be head of the CIA.
    The world has gone stark staring mad.

  82. Top Ender

    Women can serve in the infantry the day they play in the same team as men in all footy codes.

    Infantry combat is the ultimate mix it up. If you’re a gal, you’re likely to meet up with some hulking man from the other side.

    No special code then.

  83. Roger

    The world has gone stark staring mad.

    “There will come a time when men will go mad.

    They will look at those who are not mad and attack them, saying ,”You are not like us. You are mad!”‘

    St Antony the Great +AD356

  84. Arnost

    At the bottom of the below is a list of prosecutors. Includes James Comedy’s daughter.

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/ghislaine-maxwell-charged-manhattan-federal-court-conspiring-jeffrey-epstein-sexually

    The interesting question is why now? Just after the DA from SDNY got sacked? Or I wonder if Trump is going to be the one that she implicates most (to avoid suicide so to speak?) Let the conspiracies begin!!!

  85. dover_beach

    How about if a woman is near death in a car wreck and her unborn, previously unviable embryos can be saved before she expired?

    That will certainly be the thin edge of the wedge.

    IF you can say it will be necessarily paired with IVF which necessarily means destruction of some embryonic humans, sure, you can make a religious argument against such a machine

    A ‘religious’ argument? Yes, there can be no non-religious argument against the destruction of embryos and fetuses. It’s not as if they’re human beings.

  86. dover_beach

    Kaiser, those links should work now.

  87. dover_beach

    Kaysee, damn auto correct.

  88. Mater

    Not allowed to say 33 years ago that women shouldn’t be in combat.

    Having gone through the system with some of the higher ranking females in our system, I can safely say that the heaviest thing they’ve ever carried, is the rack of medals which now adorn them.

    A particular highlight of my ANZAC Day is to watch them prancing around like preened peacocks, on the various telecasts, and reminiscing about lugging all their shit around the bush on exercise.

  89. stackja

    Top Ender
    #3502234, posted on July 3, 2020 at 7:27 am
    If you’re a gal, you’re likely to meet up with some hulking man from the other side.
    No special code then.

    Vivian Bullwinkel Australian nurse was [email protected] by some hulking man from the other side.

  90. You can make such arguments, but they’re likely to be made by religious people. You’re too sensitive about this.

  91. Roger

    A ‘religious’ argument? Yes, there can be no non-religious argument against the destruction of embryos and fetuses. It’s not as if they’re human beings.

    When do human beings begin? What the science says.

  92. Top Ender

    And lo, your hypocritical words shall come back to bite you on the arse:

    A luxury spa has been accused of cultural appropriation due to its “non-inclusive” products.

    Endota Spa, which offers high-end skin treatments at over 100 spas across the country, has been criticised for using Indigenous culture for branding purposes but selling makeup that only caters to fair-skinned people.

    The brand offers limited shades for its foundation, concealer and mineral powder — with the darkest tone being a beige hue.

    The word “endota” is Indigenous for “beautiful” and the brand logo resembles Aboriginal artwork, which has garnered criticism on Endota’s Facebook page.

    “Apparently, endota is Indigenous for beauty, yet in your makeup range your shades are specifically for white women,” one person wrote.

    “You don’t even cater to Indigenous skin. Shame, shame, shame. White privilege much?”

    In response to the criticism, the company said it is reviewing its products.

    “We are currently reviewing our capsule colour range and will be looking to expand the colour selection,” Endota wrote.

    Confidential has ­contacted Endota Spa for ­comment.

    Indigenous model Darrylin Gordon told Confidential that Endota’s “non-inclusive” products are offensive.

    “It’s so offensive and disrespectful to Indigenous culture,” The Ms Australia World 2020 national finalist said.

    “It really does affect your self-esteem when you want to look and feel great but makeup doesn’t cater to your skin colour.

    “If you’re profiting off of an Indigenous name and you’re not catering to dark skin then that’s a problem. This happens a lot.”

    Endota Spa, which has a reported $60million annual turnover, was founded in Victoria in 2000 by mother-of-two Melanie Gleeson.

    She previously told Forbes that her business has strong ties to Indigenous culture.

    “I was raised to respect our environment and the heritage of our country. I wanted to ensure that whatever I did in business reflected this, too,” Gleeson said.

    “When we were looking for an appropriate name for the first spa, we came across ‘endota’ which is an Indigenous word, meaning beautiful.”

    Branding expert, Nicole Reaney of Inside Out PR, said the criticism surrounding Endota is not surprising, particularly given the current political climate.

    “When selecting a brand name, organisations need to evaluate every interpretation and be prepared to embody its meaning in many contexts,” Reaney said.

    “A number of makeup brands over the years have faced public backlash for limiting shades. And now more than ever – every organisation is under review and community groups are speaking out.

    “It appears Endota has formed partnerships with Indigenous communities according to past interviews and recognises the meaning behind its name. Given this, it is a shame it needed the public to bring this issue to its attention. Endota provided the right response on social media and it would be in its interests to expedite this expanded range in current times.”

    Daily Tele

  93. stackja

    Survey finds one-third of Sydney businesses will close when JobKeeper ends
    The coronavirus has turned Sydney’s CBD and tourist precinct into a ghost town, with a new survey showing businesses will collapse when JobKeeper payments stop if customers don’t return.

    Matthew Benns, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 3, 2020 5:27am

    Sydney’s central business district is a ghost town, with a new survey showing businesses will go to the wall when JobKeeper payments stop unless customers come back.

    “It is like Chernobyl out there,” Rocks cafe owner Ron Danieli said.

    “It’s not just my business it is the whole city that has gone quiet.”

    A new Business NSW survey has found that two in five businesses would be closed without the federal government’s JobKeeper payment and, chillingly, more than one in three businesses have no idea how they will survive when the payments stop in less than 90 days.

  94. Dave in Marybrook

    A spokesperson for Endota said that “black bodies are beautiful, it’s the whitey invader mud people who are ugly. That’s why only they need slap, where sisters be perfect already”

  95. Mater

    Endota provided the right response on social media and it would be in its interests to expedite this expanded range in current times.

    So the Fascists are now telling private businesses what products they must produce?
    History does repeat.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The word “endota” is indigenous for “beautiful”‘

    Really? In which indig language?

    ‘Cos you’re really going to piss off the other 299 language groups if you keep doing down that path.

  97. Roger

    A luxury spa has been accused of cultural appropriation due to its “non-inclusive” products.

    Note that indigenous is always capitalised in that article.

  98. egg_

    Anyrate, what I gleaned over that time was how fucking stupid, ignorant and pathetic a very large segment of society is. I would say 25%-33%.

    First child vs middle child vs bubba?

  99. Tel

    The point of that technology is to ‘liberate’ the mother from the entire process of ever mothering her child with her body in the womb. That is evil. Of course, this will be paired with IVF and other reproductive technologies. How wonderful.

    No, the purpose is to shift ownership and control of the reproductive process to a centralized authority … giving extensive powers to whoever becomes the gatekeeper.

  100. notafan

    Limiting shades to those that they could actually sell.

    For a profit.

    How dare you.

  101. egg_

    Dyson Sphere? FMD, there is a lot of shit that needs addressing on Planet Earth ATM if you geeks would care to down tools and help us out.

    IIRC BoN was stating (the obvious) that once society manages to feed and clothe itself, it can afford philosophers*, etc. who live off the back of the productive.

    *Unfortunately, it can also foster disaffected yoof such as Antifa, that the Marxists cottoned on to quite early on.
    Pull down statues?
    No problem.
    Demonise great explorers?
    No problem.

  102. Ed Case

    Interesting but familiar lead up to the Vietnam War.
    Narrated by Carlton Meyer [YouTube 12:52].

  103. notafan

    Just change your name to endless.

    Problem solved.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Insects are racist.

    Virginia college may nix wasp mascot, fearing tie to ‘White Anglo-Saxon Protestants’ (2 Jul)

    Emory & Henry College in Virginia has announced to students the school will re-examine its wasp mascot. Why? The bug may appear “exclusive” to students who are not White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or “WASPs.” While a public outcry over racism continues around the nation, the college is already concerned that its two historical namesakes—Methodist Episcopal Church bishop John Emory and founding father Patrick Henry—were slave holders. The school mascot has also come under scrutiny.

    Maybe they should rename themselves the “& College” and have a giant ampersand as mascot.

  105. egg_

    People like Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein etc are from the top of the pyramid. He isn’t dead or in jail and neither is she.

    IIRC there’s an old Ch1nese proverb stating something like “power is above the law”… of the ordinary folk.
    Orwell, etc. probably cottoned on to it.

  106. Roger

    Indigenous model Darrylin Gordon told Confidential that Endota’s “non-inclusive” products are offensive.

    Non-inclusive, eh?

    David Bowie’s widow Iman produces a line of make-up catering only for dark skinned women.

    Should fair skinned women take offence and demand she cater to them also, Darrylin?

    You’re a bright girl, think it through.

  107. lotocoti

    I was surprised to learn the Victoria Police motto is Uphold the Right,
    not The Sword and Shield of the Party.

  108. egg_

    Truck stops used to have the best food in Australia.

    And to choose the servos that had rucks parked out the front – they know where the best gurub is.

    Ditto don’t go to an empty workshop garage (bad service).

  109. Struth

    As I said last night, if you wanna go down the cultural appropriation route, I reckon we should totally agree No driving cars for you white haters, no flying in planes, no use of anything that is produced from mining, and use of anything mined products produce, no food consumed from white farming methods, no electricity, no musical instruments bar hollow logs and singing sticks…………………………and nothing consumed that has been transported in white man’s trucks on white man’s roads………………………etc.
    Get out of that brick home.
    Start by handing back your phone and computer, and take those clothes off……………

  110. C.L.

    Will Katherine Keating also be brought in by the FBI re the Epstein affair?

    What a strange family.

    Five minutes after Paul Keating lost office, his wife virtually sprinted out the front door of their home; the son Patrick was convicted of a gutless gang assault in company in 2006 and the daughter hangs around the world’s most famous child molester.

  111. Struth

    The business, folding in fear, I don’t know, by another woman or beta male can’t point out the obvious?
    Indigenous culture did not use make up so what the fuck are they doing trying to appropriate it?
    They put white ochre on their faces, that’s it.

  112. Roger

    Start by handing back your phone and computer, and take those clothes off……………

    And you’ll be restricted to living on your ancestral land.

    A lot of you Murris in Brisbane will have to head west of the Great Divide, I’m afraid.

  113. Struth

    Push back should at least start with the whites screaming the place down regards cultural appropriation.
    That’s where we have them by the balls because the argument needs to be very simplistic.
    If you want to go down this path, we will, etc.

  114. egg_

    As I said last night, if you wanna go down the cultural appropriation route,

    Their ABC TV Breakfast News paying patronage from a couple of older Central Australian Abos that they’re featuring in an upcoming Doco.
    These Magic Aborigines can do no wrong and they’re looked up to for their ancient wisdom.
    Likely Whitey affords them a living.

  115. shatterzzz

    Not something you see everyday .. BIG bird game-fishing LOL!
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1278785517136547840

  116. shatterzzz

    I’m The Rapid Response Social Worker Who Replaced The Police
    It’s not an easy job. In fact, it’s impossible, but it’s for social justice!
    JUNE 5, 2020 By David Marcus
    I’m not gonna lie, this isn’t exactly what I expected — lying here in the hospital. I mean, it’s only a few broken bones, a punctured lung, and some stitches to the head, but I almost feel betrayed. Three weeks ago when I took the five-hour online course to become an unarmed rapid response social worker, I thought I was helping mankind. After all, with the police abolished, somebody had to be there to mitigate when people had inevitable disagreements.
    My first mitigation didn’t go great. I was called to the scene of a bank robbery — which, there weren’t supposed to be any bank robberies once the capitalist-driven oppression of the police no longer created crime, but this guy apparently didn’t get the memo, I guess. He was a Latinx male-presenting person about 5’6” holding a shotgun.
    Thinking back on my extensive training, I tried to calm things down with a breathing exercise.. But he just kept yelling and pointing the gun at me, which again, not supposed to happen. I told him that as a white cis man, I could never know the trauma the Spanish-speaking people suffered under white genocidal maniacs like Cortez, and while his desire to rob the bank was understandable, even laudable, we have collectively decided not to support such actions, and resources were available to him.
    That’s when he hit me in the head with the butt of his gun; I think it was the butt of his gun, anyway. When I woke up, I realized this job was not going to be as easy as I thought it would be. That was just one person, though — one person who is really rich now. But to assume he represented the entire criminal class would have been the height of privilege, right? And after all, it’s only money and a slight concussion.
    The next day went remarkably better. I was called to a gang fight that was about to get very heated. No guns this time, just knives and brass knuckles. I suggested we all sit in a circle and use a feelings chart to determine what had brought us all to that place. I did not, of course, suggest that why I was there was for some inherently better or more virtuous purpose, and I think they really got it! They stopped fighting each other and stole my wallet, instead. Progress.
    It was yesterday, my third day on the job, when things really got dicey. There were reports of revolutionary redistribution of corporate assets, which used to go by the patently racist name “looting.” I consulted my Rapid Response Social Worker app, and it advised me to start gently chanting, “Hope is the thing with feathers.” Dickinson. It’s a technique that was developed in Denmark to deescalate harmful situations with poetry.
    The rest is a blur.. There were a few baseball bats to the legs. A large glass bottle of something sticky, organic maple syrup maybe, was smashed on my head. People were kicking me in the ribs, and I saw a few people fighting over a Ralph Lauren down comforter they were steali… I mean redistributing. The comforter ripped, there was chaos everywhere, and when I woke up in the ambulance, well, I was the thing with feathers.
    This morning when I woke up, my supervisor was right there next to my bed. I thought maybe xir had brought flowers or one of those shiny balloons from the hospital gift shop. But actually xir had a long complaint form, detailing the ways in which I had failed in my job and failed the collective community. I was still kind of groggy. I didn’t catch it all, but something about a failure to recognize and ameliorate systems of oppression. Which, I mean, yeah probably.
    I’m not giving up though. Nobody said this would be easy. They also didn’t say it would put me in the ICU, but that’s beside the point. We are creating a better world — one where police, the real criminals, no longer exist, and more equitable forms of community support for need-based compelled law suggestion can thrive. Are we there yet? No, but once I’m out of the hospital and off suspension, I’ll be right back to work making America a better place.

  117. mh

    rickw
    #3502201, posted on July 3, 2020 at 6:16 am
    Daily dose of Vietnam!

    Thanks, Rick!

  118. Boambee John

    Struth

    They put white ochre on their faces, that’s it.

    They used “whiteface”?

    Racists!

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3502273, posted on July 3, 2020 at 8:41 am
    Will Katherine Keating also be brought in by the FBI re the Epstein affair?

    What a strange family.

    Five minutes after Paul Keating lost office, his wife virtually sprinted out the front door of their home; the son Patrick was convicted of a gutless gang assault in company in 2006 and the daughter hangs around the world’s most famous child molester.”

    Indeed. I know for a fact that the whole Keating clan are pretty ghastly. There’s a lot of “smut” which I will not reveal here. But in terms of Katherine Keating…….note how the progressive left media have gone shtum on her? Just imagine, for one little moment, if that had been a daughter of John Howard or Tony Abbott found cosying up to a famous peterfile? The double standards are never ending.

  120. egg_

    Went out tonight to support local pub’s reopening.
    Very sad.
    With the 33 page new regulations imposed it was surreal.
    Staff nervous and humourless.
    Trying to get used to the new normal which is pure insanity in every instance.
    Cutlery can’t be already on the table and a million other efficiency sapping exercises in putting people off supporting the business.
    Strangely one of the young waitresses I know well just confided in me what bullshit it was and said …..It’s like bloody communism…….no it IS communism.

    Following Dictat from CMOs who don’t even quarantine their own?
    Any retard can make rules – but do they follow them, themselves?
    Or are they arch hypocrites?
    Ewwwww… germs!!11!

  121. mh

    rickw
    #3502214, posted on July 3, 2020 at 6:51 am
    Gun Meme Review: Ken and Karen Edition

    Cul-de-sac Caucasians now added to Roof Top Koreans.

    I’ll watch that later for sure.
    Looks hilarious, but educational, too.

  122. Johno

    I voted through the week in Yass. I don’t really care who wins. The Lib candidate is a loon and the Labor candidate is the Labor candidate. The rest are window dressing or preference harvesters. Ricardo will have at least one vote anyway, nobody else will have heard of him,why would he bother?

  123. egg_

    the daughter hangs around the world’s most famous child molester.”

    Then she gets a good jerb in the International Entertainment Industry.
    Quelle surprise!
    Is there a term for “Harvey Weinsteining”?
    Twas ever thus.

  124. egg_

    What happened to ‘bern?

  125. Diogenes

    World-first study reveals impacts tech addiction has on teen brains
    Internet addiction is damaging our teens brains and leaving them with a legacy of lifelong emotional problems, a world-first study has revealed.

    In other news bears defecate in the woods.

  126. egg_

    Start by handing back your phone and computer, and take those clothes off……………

    If you’re a college chick: keep your phone and computer, and take those clothes off…$$$!

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    BIG bird game-fishing

    I often see ospreys around here carrying fish, since they have a nest opposite Speers Point pub. Mullet mainly. Like the one in the vid they always turn the fish around to face the air stream. Ospreys know aeronautical engineering!

  128. BrettW

    Hadley just mentioned some of the quarantine guards in MEL were paid in cash as they were also on Jobkeeper !

    5 Departments involved and none accepting responsibility.

  129. Struth

    Last night I went out to my local pub’s re opening.

    A sad turnout it was.
    A really happy place to be before, of course, but happier and friendlier than big pubs and many other small ones, it was full of life.
    I have played there many times and it had a great atmosphere.
    There was Mrs Struth and myself signing in after hand sanitising and made sure we were kept away from others.
    The staff were grappling with an incredible new bunch of regulations from a 30 odd page book of new rules imposed by the covid-commos now in charge.
    One of the waitresses is a girl with such outstanding vocals and guitar accuracy and skill, she should be world famous in a just world, is or was a little pretty asian background slip of a girl has stacked on about ten kilos.
    I’ve stacked on about the same.
    She was earning at least a grand a weekend up and down the Queensland coast as a performer, she was that good and looked the politically correct part to boot.
    She is shattered.
    Trying to hide the anger and the tears as was another waitress when I asked, what did you get up to during the lock down?
    She is a busy little thing, always on the go, yet she had stacked on a bit too, and when she recounted week three of the lock down she was gulping back her emotions.

    Make no mistake.
    These globalist controlled pathetic criminals who have thrown the constitution out the door and have imprisoned their own nation’s healthy young (and old as well) people have committed serious, serious major league crime and I make no apologies for stating they need shooting.
    The dam lot of them.
    They are at war against us, they hide and send their thugs onto the streets, and we take no action against them.

    Last night we went out to catch up with staff I sort of work with , as a once visiting entertainer, and neither could I hug them or touch them, (I hadn’t seen them for months) and they were actually traumatised young people and the management were trying to learn a completely new way of doing business that will lead to them failing if they had to maintain it.

    Your government does not own you, you are supposed to own it, and when this happens it is right for the population to remove them by force.
    The virus may be real, but it is no worse than a sniffle.
    People are not dying from it, and not one case can be proven to be a covid death, however plenty of evidence is out there to show the criminality of the hoax from financial incentive to outright admission of falsifying CoD certificates.

    No flu or cold is worth this and a real pandemic could actually occur and they still should not be given the power to do as they have done.
    Quarantining is the act of restricting the sick.
    Tyranny is the act of restricting the healthy and either idiocy or gutlessness lets you call it quarantine.
    They are criminals and traitors and actively destroying the country and the west.
    I’m not going to shoot anyone, but they do need shooting.

  130. Anne

    #GhislaineMaxwellDidntKillHerself 😜

  131. H B Bear

    Judicial inquiry into Chairman Dan and Covid security should be good for a laugh. Lucky Rob Hulls stacked the judiciary with so many candidates.

    That should help.

  132. egg_

    Unravelling Victorian ‘COVID farce’ just got crazier

    Dan’s Leb security maaates doing their bit for “herd immunity”?
    Claims of no PPE?
    Working multiple job sites?
    Yet Pubs get a 33 page rule book on reopening?
    Beyond parody!

  133. H B Bear

    Teh Paywallian photo of “security” operations provides the answer – looks like your average 7-11.

  134. BrettW

    Good article over at Powerline on THE MINNEAPOLIS EFFECT and the major increase in crime recently.

    Guess which people suffering the most from the increase !

  135. Boambee John

    #GhislaineMaxwellDidntKillHerself

    Well, she won’t, as long as her evidence against Trump sounds convincing, as does her statement that she has never seen, indeed, has never heard of, one Bill Clinton.

  136. Mother Lode

    I’m not gonna lie, this isn’t exactly what I expected — lying here in the hospital. I mean, it’s only a few broken bones, a punctured lung, and some stitches to the head, but I almost feel betrayed. Three weeks ago when I took the five-hour online course to become an unarmed rapid response social worker

    I will guess that the reason our current crop of comedians are so lamentably bad, with no repertoire other than political commentary punctuated obscene exaggeration of political targets, is because what would have been comedy (skewering manners and norms and satire but without malice) has become reality.

    In the future people will be crowding into smoke-filled basement clubs, sitting at small tables with a drink, while one person stands in a spotlit stage telling stories about a world where there are two sexes, where violent offenders are nabbed by strong assertive policemen, businesses focus on their customers’ wants rather than twitter campaigns, and women who claim to be having ‘deergasms’ are locked up.

    People will laugh at this subversiveness but also realise that there might be few things in their world that are absurd.

  137. H B Bear

    Straight from Covid security to a bit of scaffolding on the nearest CFMMEU closed site.

  138. egg_

    5 Departments involved and none accepting responsibility.

    Ruby Princess debacle – rinse and repeat.
    Inept Public Servants dedicate rules they can’t administer themselves.

  139. Mother Lode

    Oh, and I realise the original quoted section was from a humorous – even satirical! – piece.

    Something being snuffed out at this very moment.

  140. 2dogs

    #GhislaineMaxwellDidntKillHerself 😜

    Heh.

  141. Roger

    5 Departments involved and none accepting responsibility.

    In the Westminster system responsibility rests with the relevant minister(s).

    They should investigate, report to parliament & rectify or resign.

    It’s a system we might like to adopt sometime.

  142. Dr Faustus

    #GhislaineMaxwellDidntKillHerself

    Well, she won’t, as long as her evidence against Trump sounds convincing, as does her statement that she has never seen, indeed, has never heard of, one Bill Clinton.

    Instructive that the FBI only has eyes for Andrew, Duke of Pork.
    Clearly the rest of the Lolita Express crowd were only there for the canapés and Man Jong.

  143. Farmer Gez

    Dan Andrews and his Labor Soviet are a gift to the barely competent premiers of the other states.
    He manages to make them look good.

  144. Gilas

    I’m not going to shoot anyone, but they do need shooting.

    There’s your problem, right there.

    …playing along and submitting to the censorious tyrants.

  145. Mother Lode

    In other news bears defecate in the woods.

    Well we won’t know that until a panel of experts commission a report from an environmentalist group.

    And we aren’t just talking about some simplistic excursion into forests making notes of what bears do, but a holistic study which draws on indigenous story telling and looks at the question through the prisms of gender, species, and other power structures.

    It probably will not even be necessary to go into any forests or look at any bears at all!

  146. H B Bear

    In the In the Westminster system responsibility rests with the relevant minister(s).

    They should investigate, report to parliament & rectify or resign.

    It’s a system we might like to adopt sometime.

    Oh, Roger.

  147. Dr Faustus

    5 Departments involved and none accepting responsibility.

    And certainly not the CMO’s:

    Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has revealed the decision to put security guards in charge of Melbourne’s high-risk quarantine hotels was not his but jointly made by various departments with responsibility for the state’s health system.

    With great power goes no responsibility.

  148. William the Conjuror

    Newman’s soldiery?

    “Noddy”, so named by a senior officer because of his resemblance to a “nodule” (one of those things found in a bowel examination).

    No soldiery for Newman. Spent his time in the army getting an engineering degree and an MBA, then left.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good article over at Powerline on THE MINNEAPOLIS EFFECT and the major increase in crime recently.

    Yup.

    Seattle sees 525 percent spike in crime thanks to CHOP: Mayor Durkan

    Funny how things work like that. Almost as if there’s a cause and effect relationship. Weird huh?
    I was amused that she only went after the little CHOP lambs after they threatened her mansion.

  150. C.L.

    Your government does not own you, you are supposed to own it, and when this happens it is right for the population to remove them by force.

    Yep.

  151. Struth

    Dan Andrews and his Labor Soviet are a gift to the barely competent premiers of the other states.
    He manages to make them look good.

    FFS, he just thinks he’s da man, compared to the other Premiers.

    Imagine the central planning committee otherwise known as national cabinet sitting around having a bit of a scheme fest.

    Dananski…ve must keep ze people under control, locked down and fearful, for we are not sure we have totally ruined the place yet.
    Palaschook…..Er, I dunno, my lot seem to be starting to come out and ignore me, the weathers been great up there, you know.
    Dananski, ….you bloody women should grow some good Union balls and show ’em who’s da boss.
    BerriesJiggling……now hang on comrade, there is no need to be so misogynistic we are all try……
    Dananski…..look STFU the lot of you.
    I’ll show you how it’s done and then you can bounce off of my numbers and claim because of me you had to reimpose restrictions.
    No need to thank me, we just got to get this thing done.
    FMD…..where are the real commos when you need ’em?

  152. rickw

    Dyson Sphere?

    What sort of vacuum cleaner is this?

  153. Mother Lode

    With great power goes no responsibility opportunity.

    Now that explains the way of the world.

  154. egg_

    In the In the Westminster system responsibility rests with the relevant minister(s).

    NSW & Vic ‘Elf Ministers’ heads on the chopping block?
    Heaven forbid!

  155. Struth

    I’m not going to shoot anyone, but they do need shooting.

    There’s your problem, right there.

    …playing along and submitting to the censorious tyrants.

    What can I say, I’m a decent human being, and giving them every chance to come good and for the system to do it’s job, so maybe I should have added the word “yet”

  156. egg_

    Dyson Sphere?

    A nerd bubble?

  157. Makka

    Ghislaine Maxwell needs to stay out of multi-story buildings and well away from busses.

  158. egg_

    Dananski…ve must keep ze people under control, locked down and fearful, for we are not sure we have totally ruined the place yet.

    When folks complain about the locked down suburbs, Dan and his CMO retort: be thankful there’s not more!

    Yet, more suburbs are reporting infections.

    Bring it on, Dictator Dan!

  159. Mother Lode

    What sort of vacuum cleaner is this?

    A Dyson Sphere. Well, it exists in a vacuum.

    It is also where you will find Van Allen Belts.

    It is interesting to note that further out in the solar system these belts get weaker and the people looking at Uranus found it had a ring whereas previously all they saw was it mooning us.

    Astronomy is a fascinating study!

  160. incoherent rambler

    but but but there are twenny Viktoristanis in hawspiddle!
    twenny!

  161. egg_

    I was amused that she only went after the little CHOP lambs after they threatened her mansion.

    Orchestrated to regain control?

  162. egg_

    Van Allen Belts.

    Don’t forget the closer South Atlantic Anomaly, at just 200 km.

    Does differing electron spin kill the “single electron theory”?

  163. Infidel Tiger King

    The RuddReins have bought a $17m beach shack.

    Not really the sort of people I imagine at the beach unless Greenpeace is there.

  164. egg_

    BREAKING: New South Wales secondary school student potentially exposed to coronavirus

    A school on the New South Wales Central Coast will close on Friday following a coronavirus scare.

    Green Point Christian College says it was advised by NSW Health to temporarily close after a potential exposure.

    Oh noses!!!11!

  165. Diogenes

    Ghislaine Maxwell needs to stay out of multi-story buildings and well away from busses.

    And away from blankets and bedsheets

  166. rickw

    Possibly Lathe and Mill deal of the week?!:

    If the LeBlonde lathe is a servo shift model probably better to steer clear. King Rich is a decent Taiwanese brand

    I accidentally went to the original LeBlond factory site in Cincinnati. Tagged along for a Mall Trip then realised from the smoke stack emblem on the coffee shop that I was standing on the original factory site.

    Like a lot of Western manufacturers they held out for a long time against the cheap machinery from SE Asia. Their last ditch attempt was LeBlonde – Makino a JV with a Singaporean manufacturer, didn’t last long, after all the patterns and drawings were shipped to them they were ultimately destroyed.

    There is also a Melbourne connection to LeBlonde. G L Sheraton in Heidelberg basically manufactured copies of the LeBlonde range, it’s unclear as to whether or not these were licensed or simply rip-offs. This continued until G L Sheraton were acquired by the 600 Group and started license building Colchester lathes. There’s some transition machines that seem to have been built, basically LeBlonde lathes with Colchester tailstocks on them from the equivalent sized model.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/box-hill/miscellaneous-goods/3-phase-machines-lathe-milling-machine-shaping-machine/1251659656

  167. egg_

    but but but there are twenny Viktoristanis in hawspiddle!

    Dictator Dan does a Leb lockdown, yet they run Security at his quarantine stations?
    Priceless!

  168. Diogenes

    Green Point Christian College says it was advised by NSW Health to temporarily close after a potential exposure.

    They are a private school, I would have thought they would have already closed as most private schools have been on holidays since last Friday.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    8th Dan, 9.45;

    ‘”Noddy”, so named by a senior officer’

    Danielle.

    If you’re going to repeat this painful, prolonged (for you) procedure, just bear in mind that your latest piece does nothing to take away from Liability Bob’s latest lie.

    Ricky Slater is still dead, for which we are all grateful.

  170. Mother Lode

    Ghislaine Maxwell needs to stay out of multi-story buildings and well away from busses.

    And away from blankets and bedsheets

    She should also not be allowed within 500m of sniper’s rifles in case she tries to use one to shoot through two sets of windows and in her head while in the pool.

  171. Dr Faustus

    Not really the sort of people I imagine at the beach unless Greenpeace is there.

    A few years ago we were sat at a table next to the Rudd’s at a lunchtime cafe at Sunshine Beach. He was wearing a charcoal grey suit and, his face purple with the heat, spent an hour lecturing his bored to distraction family – counting the points off as he made them on his pudgy little fingers.

    A real, fair-suck-of-the-dinkum-sauce-bottle, Aussie beach person.

  172. Eyrie

    If you want to know what Freeman Dyson really meant by a Dyson sphere, read the Mike Coombs short story “Eyes shining back from the Dark”. Free downloads if you just do a search.

  173. Bundyrum

    Is there a pair of arseless chaps for who predicts the date of Ghislaine Maxwells suicide or death from Chinese Flu?

  174. Eyrie

    rickw, can you recommend a mini lathe and mill?

  175. William the Conjuror

    Ghislaine Maxwell needs to stay … well away from busses.

    A buss could be the kiss of death for her.

  176. Infidel Tiger King

    Tucker naming names in the Epstein case.

    Legend.

  177. Dr Faustus

    ‘”Noddy”, so named by a senior officer’

    Noddy:

    …a name devised by a senior Duntroon cadet: “I’m a little guy, and he used to call out, ‘My small nodule, get down here right now! Small Noddy, get down here. Now!’ And that, of course, stuck.”

    Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, a Duntroon cadet at the same time, says Noddy – “as I always knew him” – became a very competent army officer: “If people are trying to find weaknesses in his military career, they’re being a bit mischievous.”

    Wilkie was not a big political admirer of Newman.

  178. cohenite

    Some of those Ken and Karen memes are funny; they definitely need some gun handling classes. But they are a reminder that every citizen has a right to defend themselves. Yanks can use guns, Australians can’t though. In Australia you’re in trouble even if you use a cricket bat. But in a world where things like the troll increasingly run things this is going to be a big issue especially since things like the troll always favour the criminal.

  179. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Dunderhead Dan xi Man manages to make them look good.

    Not to forget we are talking the likes of Anestayseeeah Pluckachook, Beryl Gladyschlocklian, that appallingly ignorant imbecile in WA and the parochial nobodies in SA and Tas (the latter of which possesses a second equally empty head).

    An almost impossible achievement, but there you go.

  180. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Mitch.

    Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed (2 Jul)

    Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research.

    Until now, it was thought that naked mole-rats almost never got cancer because their healthy cells were resistant to being converted into cancer cells. However, researchers at the University of Cambridge have shown for the first time that genes known to cause cancer in cells of other rodents can also lead naked mole-rat cells to become cancerous. The results are published today in the journal Nature.

    This finding suggests that what sets naked mole-rats apart is the microenvironment—the complex system of cells and molecules surrounding a cell, including the immune system. The researchers believe interactions with this microenvironment are what stops the initial stages of cancer from developing into tumors, rather than a cancer resistance mechanism within healthy cells as previously thought.

    So mole rats do get cancer after all, it’s just their immune system and other biochemical thingies nuke the cancer cells as soon as they form. Which is a very promising finding, since it would be a tad inconvenient if the only genetic cure for cancer was to become a mole rat.

  181. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Wilkie was not a big political admirer of Newman.

    They were mates though.
    Best man at each other’s wedding type mates.
    (chunder)

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    Astronomy is a fascinating study!
    Cannot link it Mother Lode, but I go to the site below every day and look at half a dozen pics and then sign off due to Incomprehension Fatigue.™ As telescopes focus and composites are stitched together the panorama of such preposterous energy output begs a reason for it all. A hydrogen theme park comes to mind. Someone said here recently that God is time. I feel He might be energy itself.

    Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

  183. Mother Lode

    Astronomy is a fascinating study!

    I wasn’t really marvelling at astronomy – although there is much to marvel.

    I was just making a bunch of puns about ‘belts’, ‘Uranus having a ring’, and ‘mooning’.

  184. cohenite

    I think I’ll go and wallow in my caucacity for a while.

  185. Mother Lode

    That said…do you have a link, GM?

  186. William the Conjuror

    weaknesses in his military career

    Spent his time as a university student. Served nowhere. Declined an observer posting to the Golan Heights near the end of his 13 years in the army. Promoted to the rank of major by the effluxion of time.

  187. Newman’s soldiery?

    “Noddy”, so named by a senior officer because of his resemblance to a “nodule” (one of those things found in a bowel examination).

    No soldiery for Newman. Spent his time in the army getting an engineering degree and an MBA, then left.

    Oh dear.
    That’s blasphemy.
    (But you forgot to mention the trouble he got into when he did go bush, and his dodgy BIL).

  188. Mark A

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3502369, posted on July 3, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Stellarium is a great programme if you interested in the celestial.

  189. Geriatric Mayfly

    That said…do you have a link, GM?

    Well beyond my IT Dip. IV I am afraid. You will have to type in star.ucl.ac.uk

  190. rickw

    rickw, can you recommend a mini lathe and mill?

    Sure!

    Mini Lathe:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/550W-7×14-Precision-Mini-Lathe-w-A-Lamp-DC-Single-Phase-Bench-Top-Cast-Iron/174120879533?hash=item288a69c5ad:g:ezUAAOSw-eld7qo8

    This is the generic type one, I have seen these as low as $650, be prepared for a bit of fettling, things will potentially be awry. I brought one and the tailstock was way off, but only about an hour to fix. What you want in this size range:

    Direct drive (not old two speed gearbox type)
    4” / 100mm chuck
    14” minimum between centres

    Recommend you buy some carbide / insert tools for these.

    Upgrades:
    Tapered roller bearings drop straight in. Huge improvement, about $14 ea.
    I have a 3D printed gear that fixes the high standard feed rate, can send you one of these.
    I have a spindle upgrade for these that I’m working on that gets it to a whopping 30.5mm bore.

    1 more lathe to follow, then on to mills.

  191. Entropy

    Are we supposed to care about Newman? He is a politician

  192. Top Ender

    You mean the Andrew Wilkie MP who spent his time at Duntroon bastardising other cadets and forcing them to do Nazi salutes?

    The Andrew Wilkie with the dodgy memory?

    The Andy Panda who was not loved at ONA?

    Ah, that Andrew Wilkie!

  193. cohenite

    The troll was vomiting/lying here some time ago about Trump’s Hydroxychloroquinine being useless against the chunk virus despite a number of French studies by the world’s leading virologist saying otherwise; here’s another recent study:

    https://thenationalpulse.com/coronavirus/hydroxychloroquine-works-says-study/

  194. William the Conjuror

    They are a private school, I would have thought they would have already closed as most private schools have been on holidays since last Friday

    Green Point Christian College Media Statement

    Green Point Christian College has been advised by NSW Health of a possible but unconfirmed case of COVID-19. A senior student from our school will have further tests and the results will be known later today. As soon as we have advice from NSW Health we will provide further information.

    The school will be non-operational for the on-site attendance of staff and students today

  195. stackja

    Don Harwin’s court case brought forward four months by ODPP
    Former NSW Arts minister Don Harwin has sensationally dodged a $1000 fine for allegedly breaching COVID-19 travel restrictions after the public prosecutor dropped the matter today.

    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 3, 2020 10:57am

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pretty insects!
    And very very old ones.
    Finding them was probably hazardous.

  197. Eyrie

    Thanks rickw, much appreciated.

  198. egg_

    the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health.

    The numpties who administered the Ruby Princess debacle?
    That one?

  199. johanna

    World-first study reveals impacts tech addiction has on teen brains
    Internet addiction is damaging our teens brains and leaving them with a legacy of lifelong emotional problems, a world-first study has revealed.

    Sounds like junk science to me. ‘World first study’ means there is no other research to compare it with. It is by no means agreed that ‘internet addiction’ is a real clinical diagnosis. Since the study was only done recently, how can they know there will be ‘lifelong emotional problems’ – and so on. Red flags everywhere.

    What was the methodology for this ‘study?’ Was there a control group? Please tell me it didn’t rely on self-reporting or that utterly bogus, but colourful, brain imaging.

    New technologies always cause a certain amount of panic, and are a boon to ambitious researchers eager to ride the wave. I can still remember when dire predictions were made about television; it was said that television would ruin the eyesight of the younger generation, for example.

    The Australian
    has been getting steadily worse for a long time now, and printing rubbish like this just illustrates how poor their journalists’ critical faculties are.

  200. Farmer Gez

    Dan Xi Man’s plan was to go hard and get rid of the disease, then go on a spendathon with his new borrowings and lovely Fed Covid recovery money. Labor in power forever.

    There was a small oversight in Dictator Dan’s plan, he’s an idiot and those that he appointed are also idiots. The virus loves idiots.

  201. mh

    19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson was killed in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.

    On the day he buried his 19-year-old son, who was gunned down in Seattle’s lawless ‘CHOP’ zone, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. got a phone call from President Trump, who had been moved by his heart-wrenching appearance the night before on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”

    Anderson’s son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr., was killed in the early hours of June 20, when shots rang out near the border of the six-block zone the city had given up for three chaotic weeks. In the emotional interview with Sean Hannity, a tearful Anderson said he hadn’t been able to get answers from the city about his son’s death, and disclosed that he had not even been contacted by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

    But, the mayor, a Democrat, did reach out to Anderson later Wednesday, and a call from Trump followed later.

    “We just talked to the president of the United States,” Anderson’s friend and family spokesman Andre Taylor, who took part in Wednesday’s interview, told Fox News. “How are you going to top that?”

    Taylor said Trump told Anderson he saw his interview with Hannity Wednesday night and was moved by the grieving father’s grace in the face of tragedy. In what Taylor said was a seven-minute call, Trump offered his condolences and support.

    “He said he watched ‘Hannity’ last night, and told Horace, ‘Your son is looking down on you and watching over you,’” Taylor recounted. “He was incredibly gracious, and it gave Horace some extra help as he buried his son.”

    In the interview, Anderson described his son as good-hearted but easily influenced. He said he took some solace in knowing that he often told the boy, who he took full custody of at age 2, that he loved him. But, when he described the pain of learning through the grapevine that his son was dead, he broke down, as Taylor comforted him.

    “The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there, and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came.”

    Compounding the father’s grief were reports that first responders who came to the CHOP zone to transport the shooting victims to the hospital encountered an angry mob that denied them entry. The pair were taken to Harborview Medical Center by self-described “CHOP medics,” and Anderson’s son was pronounced dead on arrival.

    “My son needed help, and I don’t feel like they helped my son,” Anderson said. “I feel like he doesn’t — without this, he would just be nobody. He’s just — it doesn’t matter, he’s just another guy. Just another child, just swept up under the rug, and that’s it and forgotten about.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-chop-horace-lorenzo-anderson-trump-mayor-call

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    Plagiarism Bob, 10.42;

    ‘Oh dear.
    That’s blasphemy.’

    Potentially a tad better than:

    ‘Named by his diggers’

    Oh dear.

    That’s making stuff up, and since contradicted by people who know.

    You know. Lying.

  203. Geriatric Mayfly

    The bears are becoming lackadaisical at Brooks Falls. Such is the density of salmon, even a bear of little brain
    can simply dip a paw in the shallows and trap a fish beneath. The odd bear is looking bored. Again a warning. Wild Bears may make some visitors to the site feel unsafe. Viewers may suffer distress, as many fish are flayed alive.

  204. Dr Faustus

    The Newman Government evaporated as quickly as it did for multiple reasons.

    In no particular order:

    – Effective ALP/media campaign on Newman’s alleged personal corruption;
    – Effective ALP/media scare campaign on public service redundancies (you would be forgiven for thinking that Newman personally stalked the hospitals sacking single-mum nurses caring for premature babies);
    – Effective ALP/media scare campaign on privatisation;
    – Appointing Jarrod Bleije as AG;
    – Allowing Jarrod Bleije to appear daily on ABC radio/TV;
    – Stupid and unnecessary VLAD laws;
    – Taking on the entire Queensland judiciary by elevating the newly appointed Chief Magistrate to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
    – Terrible cabinet with useless, but publicity-seeking, low-wattage ministers;
    – Newman’s abrasive personal media style;
    – Fat Bastard;
    – Disintegration of the Abbott Government – especially the Turnbull ‘first challenge’ shitshow during the 2015 Queensland election campaign.

    Self harm writ large.

  205. Shy Ted

    I went out for after work drinkies last Friday and it was quite the most abnormal and uncomfortable evening, from signing in with ID to seat allocation to being chastised for being too close or going to another table for a chat. Not doing it again til this bol locks is over.

  206. Cohenhite’s link is to the National Pulse. a well known source of conspiracy theories.
    It does not refer to any published controlled trial.
    And the actual results were –

    The study analyzed 2,541 patients hospitalized among the system’s six hospitals between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug died.

    Among all the patients in the study, there was an overall in-hospital mortality rate of 18%, and many who died had underlying conditions, the hospital system said. Globally, the mortality rate for hospitalized patients is between 10% and 30%, and 58% among those in the ICU or on a ventilator.

    These results are not peer reviewed and there was no randomised trial. At best, they are indicative. They are certainly not conclusive, which is what has become apparent for the credible trials conducted so far worldwide.

    And the source?
    A website that is part of the American Principles Project, and classified as “questionable”.

    Founded in 2016, The National Pulse is a Washington-based political news and news media publication. The National Pulse promotes a conservative line on a wide range of issues such as Planned Parenthood, LGBT, and Common Core. The National Pulse is also affiliated with the questionable American Principles Project which advocates for immigration reform, banning abortions, and denying LGBTQ equal rights.

    Most people, even those who post here, are not as gullible as Cohenite.

  207. stackja

    Dr Faustus
    #3502405, posted on July 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Jackie Trad survived for a long time. Why? ALP is allowed to.

  208. Geriatric Mayfly

    Guards suspected of sleeping on the job
    Private security guards employed to enforce NSW’s strict hotel quarantines have been sleeping on the job.

    The one in the pic at The Oz, is not wearing a sombrero. Am I being racist in pointing this out?

  209. stackja

    The private still angry. Scrolling, scrolling…

  210. Dr Faustus

    More than 10,000 people have refused to be tested for coronavirus in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has revealed.

    “That might be for a range of reasons, including that they may have already been tested in a different location, we are analysing that data to see exactly why people are refusing, but it is concerning that some people believe that coronavirus is a conspiracy or that it won’t impact on them,” she said.

    Already been tested.
    That’ll be it.

  211. Cassie of Sydney

    “stackja
    #3502409, posted on July 3, 2020 at 11:33 am
    Dr Faustus
    #3502405, posted on July 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Jackie Trad survived for a long time. Why? ALP is allowed to.”

    Because there is a double standard…it happened here in NSW…the stench of corruption that permeated through the whole Carr/Iemma/Rees/Keneally/Obeid years…a total of sixteen years….was allowed to go on for years without any ICAC interest or intervention…..however O’Farrell lost his job due to a bottle of wine.

  212. stackja

    Dr Faustus
    #3502412, posted on July 3, 2020 at 11:35 am

    some people believe that coronavirus is a conspiracy

    Some people from certain groups who don’t understand English?

  213. Dr Faustus

    Jackie Trad survived for a long time. Why? ALP is allowed to.

    Unfortunately, the undead Jackie Trad still walks among us.

    Princess Palacechook still sleeps with garlic around her neck.

  214. rickw

    What’s the difference? Motor size and the second has a whopping 38mm spindle bore up from 21mm.

    If you’re in this price range I would go with the latter (38mm normally corresponds to a D1-4 spindle nose, $3,500 plus machine). However, you will need to de mount the chuck and make a bush to protect the inside of the chuck from swarf (basically they did a very rude mod on the chuck to make it handle 38mm).

  215. Mitch M.

    Sounds like junk science to me. ‘World first study’ means there is no other research to compare it with. It is by no means agreed that ‘internet addiction’ is a real clinical diagnosis. Since the study was only done recently, how can they know there will be ‘lifelong emotional problems’ – and so on. Red flags everywhere.

    That’s my sense of it. One author is a proponent of Positive Psychology and for me that sets off alarm bells.

  216. Mitch M.

    Surgeons Successfully Reattach Man’s Penis Nearly a Day After It Was Cut Off

    The devil is in the detail …

    “These reports have noted the need for prolonged follow-up not only to assess the results of replantation, but also to identify those patients who are prone to re-inflict such injuries again,” the authors of a 2013 analysis conclude.

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