Open Forum: July 4, 2020

This entry was posted in Open Forum. Bookmark the permalink.

2,342 Responses to Open Forum: July 4, 2020

  1. Crossie

    Frank
    #3505447, posted on July 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm
    Bowls as a solution to stop alcoholism.

    Heroin is shown to be more effective for the treatment of alcoholism. In a significant number of cases, according to the science.

    So you get to decide whether you die of cirrhosis of the liver or a any number of diseases. Or don’t you even get to decide?

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Oooooooh.

    The lurker’s back.

  3. cohenite

    Hadley will go next and that will be that. The only ‘conservative’ outlet in Australia will be Sky; and can any broadcaster be conservative when it has reece and conroy on it.

  4. thefrollickingmole

    Dot.

    That wasn’t the most uplifting video ever.
    I’m not enjoying current year all that much.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Bowls as a solution to stop alcoholism.’

    ‘Heroin is shown to be more effective for the treatment of alcoholism.’

    Heroin’s better than bowls for pisswrecks?

    BB – you better get in here and explain yourself.

  6. Crossie

    cohenite
    #3505454, posted on July 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm
    Hadley will go next and that will be that.

    Nah, they’ll keep Hadley because he hates the people they do – Catholics.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Dambusters raid would’ve been mostly at this height.

    Are we headed for more jokes about the name of Guy Gibson’s dog?

  8. Hadley is a malignant blowhard who is conservative in all the worst, caricatured ways.

    He’s terrible.

    *Come on Scotty, swear on the bible*

    Morrison should have said, gotta zip!

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    If the first half of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that overt attempts to attract attention and/or sympathy through repeated mentions of the Eeyore Defence* in this august journal of record results in the sort of success ‘Lay Down Sally’ Robbins had at her presser after the Olympic rowing final.

    Ie, a complete non-start.

    *Woe, woe is me.

  10. rickw

    Colt sucks!
    Remington going broke at a time like this?
    Colorado kick-ass!

  11. egg_

    I predict a co-ordinated pulling of fire alarms about 9:00 pm tomorrow night in several towers.

    Or earlier.
    What time does Aldi close?

  12. Maj

    Hadley is a malignant blowhard who is conservative in all the worst, caricatured ways.

    He’s terrible.

    *Come on Scotty, swear on the bible*

    Morrison should have said, gotta zip!

    Hadley apologised to ScoMo for pulling that one. It only took him 4 years.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    One of the icerats went all bitey on the jacks trying to jump the fence in Flemmo today, I see.

    They’ll be tweaking all over the shop by daybreak.

  14. Infidel Tiger King

    IT RUOK?

    Never better.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching snippet of the 1989 Crikkit World Cup before farter time.

    For some reason Craig McDermott’s not only batting at No. 5 but smacking it everywhere.

  16. egg_

    the Flem-Ken legal service will be there in force, along with all the meeja.

    A Muliculti lawyer was on the panel on Teh Dumb tonight – wheels in motion.

  17. Crossie

    Why is everyone dirty on the WA premier about the FIFO workers? Why aren’t they putting the hard word on Twiggy Forrest who, I’m sure, has a lot of influence with the Premier? Or even Gina Rinehart?

  18. Crossie

    So Labor wins Eden-Monaro with the help of FFS preferences. Now, why couldn’t Liberals ask FFS for preferences swap? Because Liberals would rather cut off their nose to spite their face.

  19. Steve trickler

    You’ll need an hour.



  20. Knuckle Dragger

    This is really important.

    I have just learned that the magnificent Shit Towns of Australia presentation on teh webs has launched its companion site:

    Shit Holidays.

    Find it, and behold it.

  21. Crossie

    So, the Liberals are too good to woo any other party for their preferences. You know what happens then? Bridesmaids, never the brides.

  22. rickw

    Easy to get it done with no worksafe and epa:

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3505466, posted on July 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    One of the icerats went all bitey on the jacks trying to jump the fence in Flemmo today, I see.

    Registered smack addicts will be fine.
    They’ll be getting mefadone via Uber-eats on the hour, every hour.
    Ice addicts are a little more difficult to cater for.
    How much is too much?
    How much is not enough?
    Is there a substitute?
    Sunday arvo … Dickhead Dan is at pains to emphasize “support from drug and alcohol services” for those in the flats.
    Monday morning … Pauline Hanson gets the arse from Channel Nein for suggesting that the flats are full of junkies.

  24. egg_

    the Liberals are too good to woo any other party for their preferences.

    Mark Textor’s cunning plan?

  25. Crossie

    Shit Holidays.

    Brisbane 1984, Kangaroo Point. A motel room where the aircon leaked into the room and bred mozzies that bit our kids and gave them huge hive-like patches all over their faces. Good thing we went to the Lone Pine koala sanctuary the day before and took adorable pictures.

  26. Bowls clubs have their fair share of pissheads for sure, illicit shit not so much.

  27. Nick

    Monday morning … Pauline Hanson gets the arse from Channel Nein for suggesting that the flats are full of junkies.

    The Betoots Advocate is suggesting the residents are Italian Nonnas.
    Asif. Speaking of which, that’s probably the most common name in the block.

  28. Crossie

    egg_
    #3505480, posted on July 6, 2020 at 9:59 pm
    the Liberals are too good to woo any other party for their preferences.

    Mark Textor’s cunning plan?

    I thought he was booted along with Malcolm.

  29. egg_

    Booze lobbyist Mark Textor joins the anti-booze lobby
    In the most incongruous endorsement of a cause célèbre since the Victorian arm of the CFMEU’s 16 days of activism against family violence, former conservative pollster Mark Textor has joined the board of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

  30. Tel

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ASX+IPL

    Here’s this company that makes fertilizer and explosives, plus some industrial chemicals. Someone tell me what’s going on with their share price?

    I can understand some disruption to business with lockdowns and what have you … but these guys are not exactly running a corner cafe or hairdresser. They have a very fundamental product, and if you want to do either agriculture or mining you are going to need one of fertilizer or explosives. So why are they getting knocked around so bad? Should I buy into this dip?

  31. Crossie

    This is such a horrible year but we must acknowledge one fact, no immigrants, no “refugees” or any other arrivals. Those skyscrapers will remain empty which should stop more of them being built. And no more skyscrapers means no more light rail planned which is only at the expense of drivers and roads.

  32. egg_

    Mark Textor’s cunning plan?

    I thought he was booted along with Malcolm.

    Thanks for the update, but we Delcons probably still “don’t matter.”

  33. Nick

    FMD

    International students enrolled at Australian universities but forced to remain overseas and study online because of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be granted graduate work rights under concessions to the embattled higher education sector being considered by the Morrison government.

  34. Crossie

    I can make one absolutely accurate prediction that Trump will never play golf with our ambassador in D. C . Arthur Sinodinos.

  35. Crossie

    Nick
    #3505491, posted on July 6, 2020 at 10:20 pm
    FMD

    International students enrolled at Australian universities but forced to remain overseas and study online because of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be granted graduate work rights under concessions to the embattled higher education sector being considered by the Morrison government.

    It all depends on how much they pay for it.

  36. egg_

    no more skyscrapers means no more light rail planned

    As if swarthies rolling out the NBN commute via public transport?
    The Green nutters are from a different planet.

  37. dover_beach

    Great work. I want one. The craft begins 4 mins in:

  38. egg_

    Oh how times change:

    The panic down the phone was almost palpable. “These people are capable of anything. They are zealots.” The veteran Liberal, who sits in a marginal seat, wasn’t talking about the Taliban or Daesh. He was talking about the Delcons, the rigid conservatives within the Coalition who still believe Tony Abbott and his agenda is what Australia wants and needs. Hence the moniker: Delusional Conservative; Delcon for short.

    What triggered the outburst was the news earlier in the week that dumped defence minister Kevin Andrews was prepared to challenge for the Liberal leadership if circumstances similar to the 2009 dethroning of Turnbull occurred again. Andrews is one of Tony Abbott’s staunchest allies. He, like the sacked PM, spent most of the week on the annual Pollie Pedal – a charity fundraiser that allows Abbott to give his body the ultimate workout in a good cause besides his fitness regimen.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bill Shorten teams up with local butcher to deliver Halal packages to residents locked in public housing towers – as residents complain they haven’t received enough food

    Former Labor Leader Bill Shorten delivered food to Melbourne public housing
    He paried with Macca Halal Foods to deliver supplies to people in Flemington
    Mr Shorten was seen on Monday in a face mask carrying supplies to the towers
    Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the towers went from 27 on Sunday to 53 Monday
    State government says it gave 3,000 meals, 1,000 hampers and 250 care packs

    Daily Wail. Bill Shorten really is desperate isn’t he?

  40. Dr Faustus

    In Purpose Built Facility for Large Groups of People news:

    A top Australian epidemiologist says it’s time to lock down all of Melbourne, and she’s calling for a purpose built facility to move large groups of people to, such as those who are locked down in the high-rise towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

    Professor Mary-Louise McLaws is from the University of New South Wales, and she’s one of the World Health Organisation’s advisors on the COVID-19 response.

    Sounds encouraging.
    Melbournites should either hope she’s fucking around, or stock up on pasta and tinned tuna – and start practicing storing bank notes and small valuables in body cavities.

  41. mh

    Trump’s first coffee of the day is kicking in

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    29s
    Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!

  42. Zyconoclast

    Booze lobbyist Mark Textor joins the anti-booze lobby

    Like the extinction rebellion Zion woman going nuclear.

  43. My listening to 2GB has probably dropped by half. I used to listen to Jones’s show later in the day. Never done this with Fordham. Might have to look for Jones’s Sky show on YouTube.

    “By the way, the 2gb of today is not the same radio station even of a few months ago. Today it’s just an extension of Channel Nine”.

  44. Natural Instinct

    Tel at 10:08pm
    .
    Any presentation that begins with balance sheet repair is not good…
    .
    Fully underwritten A$600 million Institutional Placement
    No 1H FY 2020 dividend to be paid
    Pro forma3net leverage (Net Debt4/ EBITDA5) of 1.9x (as at 31 March 2020) after capital raising
    300 million New Shares to be issued under the Placement, equivalent to 18.6% of IPL’s current shares on issue
    Placement Shares will be issued at a price of A$2.00 per Placement Share (Placement Price)
    .
    AN could be becoming commoditised – like Glyphosate – driving down margins.
    Also maybe high energy prices in Australia making manufacturing less profitable.
    Prill plants are essential for explosives – maybe Chinese bringing in prilled AN
    .
    What are Orica doing – used to be comfortable duopoly

  45. Dr Faustus

    Bill Shorten really is desperate isn’t he?

    The bubonic plague of Australian politics.
    Never quite goes away.

  46. MatrixTransform

    …valuables in body cavities.

    my cavities are full dammit.

    this whole scenario is really just the medicos and the legal types duking it out for control of the plebes.

  47. Struth

    On another level the shots are being called by the Health Industry, via our assorted CMO’s. Hardly known for their marxist viewpoint.

    I could go on and on, up an ever-ascending spiral staircase, but hopefully you get the point. These people are not part of some vast, secret, “conspiracy”. They are widely disparate individuals and groups, currently, at least for moment, with a common, or at least overlapping purpose: – power, money, and influence.

    It’s no conspiracy theory, and they are all different groups names and individuals.
    However, any of their actions prove what they are.
    Sco Mo may be a born again Knob but that doesn’t mean he is not a socialist in action.

    He may not even think of himself as a socialist.
    But he is, through and through.
    His economic policy, his disregard for the rule of law, and his complete subservience to the global socialist UN at all costs, is all you need to see to know he isn’t right wing.
    He’s actively pushing a socialist agenda even if he thinks of himself as some middle of the road christian trying to please everyone, that he’s going to spread the love of god throughout Australia and have the left and right kiss and make up, the truth is indisputable, he’s a fucking raving global socialist.

    The CMO’s will all be hard core leftists as they are proving with each Cpt Cook , climate change uttering and that we know due to the march through the institutions, would not be able to rise to the top without being known and being seen to support cultural marxism within their departments.

    I never said they were all part of some evil Dr No’s troops or all part of some secret KAOS organisation, but they are all socialists and therefore will act in certain predictable ways.

  48. egg_

    ABC The Drum
    @ABCthedrum
    ·
    Apr 20
    How many would it take to die every day before you’d think, ‘Actually, this guy is not doing what needs to be done?'”

    Anti-shutdown protests have continued in the US overnight.
    @Peter_Fitz
    has some strong words on President, Donald Trump. #TheDrum

  49. Struth

    International students enrolled at Australian universities but forced to remain overseas and study online because of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be granted graduate work rights under concessions to the embattled higher education sector being considered by the Morrison government.

    He’s a Chinese/UN global socialist lapdog.

  50. rickw

    Ready to name names, can someone be more dead than dead?

  51. Struth

    I will give it to Alan Jones tonight, he was very good.
    Made Credlin look like the spastic she is, as well.

    Very good.

  52. rickw

    A top Australian epidemiologist says it’s time to lock down all of Melbourne, and she’s calling for a purpose built facility to move large groups of people to, such as those who are locked down in the high-rise towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

    Do Bayer AG still make Zyklon B?

    Big problems demand big solutions in the eyes of idiot government and idiot experts. Beware.

  53. mh

    BLM couldn’t care less

    An 8-year-old black girl was shot dead inside a car during a Black Lives Matter protest, leading the Mayor of Atlanta to proclaim, “We are shooting each other on our streets.”
    The shooting happened on July 4 near the same Wendys that was torched by BLM protesters in response to the police killing of Rayshard Brooks less than a month ago…

    https://www.infowars.com/youve-shot-and-killed-a-baby-atlanta-mayor-decries-black-on-black-violence-during-blm-march/

  54. Struth

    Maxwell could show photos of Bill Clinton being blown by a twelve year old and produce the exact number of times it happened, flights to the island, and you won’t hear about it.
    They have a photo of Trump at the same party as him though, that gets run all the time.

    She’s dead before it most likely anyway, and will be dead shortly after if she does open her gob.

  55. egg_

    Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws

    A regular numpty on Teh Dumb.

    “We didn’t know what to do about social isolation on aeroplanes at the time” … “if you give people good guidance, they’ll work it out eventually”.
    The dumb proles can’t figure sh1t out for themselves?
    The Melbourne housos have.

    No CV-19 in Canberra?
    Are you kidding?
    No testing, more likely.
    Above the law.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Turn up your sound system as high as it will go, tell all your neighbors to get stuffed, and enjoy this one.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    I saw KD’s comment earlier today about the Asian market garden wukkers from da houso flats.
    OK.
    I used to drive past the market gardens of Bacchus Marsh, which are on magnificent black river-flat soil.
    The battered Hi-Ace vans were there, along with hordes of cone-hat coolies imported to plant and pick veggies.

    Here’s the thing.
    Ten kilometres up the road is Melton, which has a youth unemployment rate of 93.1%.
    But none of them can pick veggies.
    .
    The other thing is that huge tracts of that land have now been given over to that essential food crop … instant turf.

  58. egg_

    On another level the shots are being called by the Health Industry, via our assorted CMO’s. Hardly known for their marxist viewpoint.

    The National Cabinet and its advisors are not acting in a Fascist manner, justified by a supposed “Pandemic” via emergency powers?
    What Meds are you on, these days?
    Some of these cvnts are obviously power drunk.
    Grigs must be busy cleaning his computer screen on the hour.

  59. MatrixTransform

    that essential food crop … instant turf Astro Turf.

  60. egg_

    On another level the shots are being called by the Health Industry, via our assorted CMO’s. Hardly known for their marxist viewpoint.

    Victoria is not a textbook clusterfvck?

    Ruby Princess was not a textbook clusterfvck?

  61. Arnost

    Lame pics with a tribute to Morricone! Outstanding!

  62. egg_

    Dan Andrews
    @DanielAndrewsMP
    ·
    Jul 1
    We all have to dig deep to make this work.

    To those residents going into local lockdown from midnight tonight – thank you in advance for what you’re about to do.

    It’s not easy. Not without sacrifice. But it is necessary.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Voluntary, is it?

  63. egg_

    Jenny Mikakos MP #StayHomeSaveLives
    @JennyMikakos
    ·
    Jun 30
    The upward trend of #COVID19 cases in Melbourne’s northern & western suburbs means we’ve had to make difficult decisions to reimpose Stay at Home directions for certain suburbs. We ask everyone in these communities to follow the rules for their safety & that of others #springst

    How legal are they?

  64. twostix

    A top Australian epidemiologist says it’s time to lock down all of Melbourne, and she’s calling for a purpose built facility to move large groups of people to, such as those who are locked down in the high-rise towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

    Professor Mary-Louise McLaws is from the University of New South Wales, and she’s one of the World Health Organisation’s advisors on the COVID-19 response.

    A literal bugwoman wants vast permanent medical gulags to be created so people can be mass-incarcerated at the whim of the public health political elite, and is boosted by the ABC.

    Waaaay back in April I was stating the obvious:

    All over the world the medical and public health “experts” and politicians are telling us loudly and to our faces that this is going to go on forever, that we are never going back. They may temporarily “release” us, but at any time they can and will do this again, and again, and again whenever they want to.

    That this isn’t a one in a lifetime thing.

    That there is a new order and you better get used to it.

    They’ve never lied or tried to hide it, they’ve been completely open and honest about it.

    This is a revolution.

  65. egg_

    Norman Swan
    @normanswan
    ·
    Jun 29
    My interview this morning on
    @rnbreakfast
    at 06.35 with
    @VictorianCHO
    Brett Sutton gives insight into the huge task of getting the Victorian outbreak under control. Longer version tonight on The Health Report
    @RadioNational

  66. JC

    Doctor Norman Swan.

    He’s like the fucking grim reaper. He’s always there with the bad news to make it worse.

  67. egg_

    VicEmergency
    @vicemergency
    ·
    Jun 27
    People in Broadmeadows and Keilor Downs may receive an important text message from the Chief Health Officer today. COVID-19 teams are doorknocking in your area. Stay safe. Get tested today. For more information, visit https://go.vic.gov.au/HHQN1j

  68. max

    A Muliculti lawyer was on the panel on Teh Dumb tonight

    Straight from the African National Congress. Every problem could be solved by ‘a centralised body’ that would be ‘accountable’.

  69. egg_

    A literal bugwoman wants vast permanent medical gulags to be created so people can be mass-incarcerated at the whim of the public health political elite, and is boosted by the ABC.

    Looks and talks like a frumpy housewife.
    DO NOT give these losers a whiff of power.

  70. JC

    Interesting piece in the Spectator.
    The Ghislaine Maxwell I know
    Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent
    Alan Dershowitz

    There are a lot of witch hunts going on these days. Maybe it’s worth waiting to see where the cards fall.

  71. twostix

    To those residents going into local lockdown from midnight tonight – thank you in advance for what you’re about to do.

    It’s not easy. Not without sacrifice. But it is necessary.

    This sort of language and thinking flowing out of the political establishment daily should terrify everyone.

    These people are dangerous. There’s nothing they won’t sacrifice you for.

  72. MemoryFault

    Thanks once again for the lame pics, Mark A.
    Early tonight, too.

  73. Infidel Tiger King

    Dershowitz met Maxwell through the Rothchilds and Clintons?

    What a perfectly normal thing thing to happen.

    He should be executed. Suck old fuck.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Bill Shorten teams up with local butcher to deliver Halal packages to residents locked in public housing towers – as residents complain they haven’t received enough food

    I do hope a Chinese lady gave him a spray for the pork pies being cold.
    And also not containing any pork.
    That would be Karma.
    Is Karma even Chinese?

  75. twostix

    Imagine actually being a Victorian.

    What’s it like?

    Weirdest people on the continent.

  76. rickw

    Brett Sutton gives insight into the huge task of getting the Victorian outbreak under control. Longer version tonight on The Health Report

    A couple of hundred people, the vast majority who have no symptoms, is an outbreak?!

    As soon as the started sticking microphones in front of these idiots the completely lost the plot. Not one of these dip shits can remember that the idea was to flatten the curve, not the mission impossible of eliminating it.

  77. JC

    Artie:

    If this is true, then the US has really no case against the Gizza.

    Now she stands accused of serious crimes allegedly committed a quarter of a century ago. Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent. Many in the public however, will presume her guilty because of the portrayal of her in the Netflix series about Jeffrey Epstein. But no one should believe anything they saw in that series, because it was based largely on the accounts of two women with histories of making dubious accusations.

    Let’s begin with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has alleged she was trafficked to Prince Andrew by Epstein and Maxwell, for which she claims she was paid $15,000. But she also has said — as I argue in a civil action against her — that she met Al and Tipper Gore on Epstein’s island (for this and other revelations she was paid $160,000). She describes the incident in great detail, but the truth is that neither of the Gores have ever met Epstein and were certainly never on his island. She has also made accusations against former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former majority leader of the US Senate George Mitchell, former US Representative to the UN Bill Richardson, owner of L Brands Limited Leslie Wexner, and many others who have categorically denied these accusations. Her own lawyer has acknowledged that an 11-year investigation disproved the accusations against these prominent people.

    Finally, she claimed to have sex with me on six or seven occasions, although she had previously admitted in her own words that she never met me or even heard of me. Her own lawyer has admitted that she was ‘wrong…simply wrong’ in accusing me, since my travel records prove that I could never have been in the places she claimed to have met me. She admitted to her best friend that she was pressured to falsely accuse me by her lawyers who were trying to secure a billion-dollar settlement from Leslie Wexner.

    I presented all this documentation to Netflix and they promised to show it to their viewing audience, but they broke their promise and withheld it.

    Another Netflix witness is a woman named, Sarah Ransome. But Netflix failed to disclose that in the run-up to the 2016 election Ransome wrote dozens of emails to the New York Post claiming to have sex tapes of the two ‘pedophiles’ who were running for president, namely Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as sex tapes of Richard Branson and others. She also claimed that Hillary Clinton ordered the CIA to kill her and to destroy her tapes. The Post of course did not run that story. She subsequently admitted she had ‘invented’ that story; there were no sex tapes.

    Netflix also had all this information and promised to show it, but again they refused because they did not want their viewers to see anything that challenged the credibility of the lying witnesses who were central to their one-sided narrative.

    There are some very bad people involved in the Epstein affair. Don’t presume the sheilas, especially the one living in QLD are being honest. There’s a huge pile of money sitting around waiting to be claimed.

  78. JC

    twostix
    #3505547, posted on July 6, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Imagine actually being a Victorian.

    What’s it like?

    Weirdest people on the continent.

    I know, right. Tell me about it.

  79. C.L.

    There are a lot of witch hunts going on these days. Maybe it’s worth waiting to see where the cards fall.

    IMHO, the Epstein/Maxwell/Andrew ‘story’ is – mostly – a vast crock of bullshit.
    Epstein may have bedded a few teenagers but all of this stuff about VIPs flying to his island to have sex with children recruited by Maxwell – including Prince Andrew (and of curse Twump) – is a complete invention. From what I’ve read, some very canny and slutty mid-teenage girls talked their way into his world – or were persuaded to enter it – and are now looking for cash. The word “p-phile” is thrown around with abandon but there is no proof (nor suggestion) that he molested little children. That’s not an excuse for Epstein’s unlawful carnal knowledge of underage females. No sympathy for him at all. But the hysteria and the endless “claims” surrounding this (and other currently bubbling witch-hunts) is out of hand. It’s just a media game now.

    Look what they tried to do to Pell; look what they tried to do to Rush. Look what they’re trying to do to Heydon – does anybody seriously believe they’d go after a retired High Court judge who was a revered leftist social change maestro?

    And remember – all of these witch-hunters are wide-eyed advocates for Joe Biden, about whom there is more actual EVIDENCE of harassment and child molestation than any public figure in history.

  80. rickw #3505543, posted on July 6, 2020 at 11:39 pm
    A man and his JD:

    Thank you for that rickw.
    Very much. One of my favourite tractors.
    JD 2-stroke is one of the nicest sounds on this planet.

    Sometimes I spend an entire night trying to find a video of one with crystal clear sound.
    Closest I’ve got was on the Combine Harvesters Threshers social media page, when one pulled a farmer on his last ride – no other sound, excellent microphone & it had the lot, including the flywheel slowing down after the motor was killed.
    The engine was running so slow you could count the popping of each cylinder stroke.
    Alas it got taken down before I could copy it.

  81. MemoryFault

    Hi Pete M if you’re still around.

    No danger of me becoming an alcoholic. Been there, done that in my early twenties. These days I rarely drink more then two glasses of Shiraz a night. And that is watered down half wine, half soda water. A carry over from my fourteen years FIFO and regular blood alcohol testing in the mornings.

    Yesterday was an aberration. An attempt to wipe out the last eighteen months, and the coming twelve or so. Anyways, it didn’t work, and I’m not likely to try it again any time soon. Tonight I have had two glasses of a passable Wolf Blass Shiraz, and half a glass of Drambuie And even that is heavy going for me.

    Good luck with reforming or replacing any of the majors, including the Liberals. I suggest you have a look on the AEC website, and see how many new parties have been registered over the last few decades. Hundreds! And nothing has changed.

    I’m not trying to change anything, just throw a spanner in the works to slow it down. These bureaucratic monoliths eventually collapse under their own weight. Always. The important thing is to be ready with an alternative when it happens. That will be up to others. Unless trump does something completely outside the curve, it’s going to take at least twenty years, well beyond my probable lifespan.

    Anyway, that’s my two bob’s worth.

  82. Siltstone

    rickw, the sound of that John Deere is wonderful

  83. rickw

    Incredible that such a distinct culture came about in such a relatively short time:

  84. MemoryFault

    Sleep well, EJ.
    Wherever you may be.

  85. JC

    Did anyone watch the Netflix Esptein docu? They kept pasting up the same old visuals of Trump talking to Epstein from the 90s. They were trying to obviously connect Trump to Epstein in a hideous way. Keep it in mind when you read the Spectator piece about two of the Sheilas and what Netflix did NOT do.

    https://spectator.us/ghislaine-maxwell-know-jeffrey-epstein-alan-dershowitz/

  86. egg_

    Imagine actually being a Victorian.

    Going by the hand wringers on this blog, Dan’s future is assured.

  87. Siltstone, for obvious reasons some yanks call them a “Poppin’ Johnnie”
    There’s a video somewhere on youtube of a bloke starting a 2-cylinder JD with a pilot motor (the yanks call it something else) quite cute – apparently the purchaser had the option, pilot motor or crank start.

    My quest for a perfect recording of one running shall be in vain.
    Unlike the single-cylinder Lister, of which top-grade sound quality videos abound, there’s very little of perfect sound of a JD 2-cylinder.

    Alas.

  88. Of course, nothing beats a Lanz Bulldog. Watching someone start one of those is a work of art. One of the upsides of working in Germany was the proliferation of Bulldog clubs, who’re thrilled to have a stranger foreigner turn up to a activity day.

  89. JC

    Pointers to an interesting and varied life.

    Very much. One of my favourite tractors.
    JD 2-stroke is one of the nicest sounds on this planet.

    Sometimes I spend an entire night trying to find a video of one with crystal clear sound.

    I believe that was one of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life. Spend entire nights looking for the sound of tractor engines over the web.

  90. Siltstone

    Sounds of tractors beats the sound of silence

  91. JC

    Silt

    I’m sure, but do YOU :

    an entire night trying to find a video of one with crystal clear sound.

    That’s dusk to dawn.. and not once.

  92. JD

    History on how to select a good airline pilot 🙂

  93. Siltstone

    Not yet I haven’t, but I wouldn’t knock someone who has that strong interest. One can multi-task while surfing the Net…e.g drinking a fine tipple

  94. JC,
    That would be the same Netflix that signed up the Obama’s to produce stuff for them. Also remember the Netflix doco about the factory taken over by Chinese, “produced” by the Obama’s, won an Oscar.

    Interesting read by Horowitz. If what he says about those witnesses is true (ie. false allegations) then going to be interesting if Maxwell gets to trial.

  95. JC

    Interesting read by Horowitz.

    Dershowitz, right?

  96. MemoryFault

    Since Steve Trickler doesn’t seem to be around . . .

  97. JC

    Silt, hey I’m not knocking him, I’m concerned for him.

    If the Driller is spending nights listening to tractor engines over a computer, that would be considered a mental illness and would require treatment. It’s a common enough ailment and is easily treatable with severe doses of shock therapy. The New England Medical Journal refers to it as tractoritis.

    I get patients coming through the clinic with severe tractoritis often enough. I’d be happy to “plug” him into the power point.

  98. egg_

    Lockdown Residents’ Demands

    Roj Amedi
    @Roj_Ame
    Residents in the 9 tower blocks located across North Melbourne & Flemington are organising.

    These communities have been put under house arrest after their requests for support and services were left unanswered for months.

    We need to support them however we can.

  99. Right. One of the most famous US lawyers.

    Dershowitz, right?

  100. MemoryFault

    And now something a little bit different.

  101. egg_

    Victorian Trades Hall Council
    @VicUnions
    ·
    Jul 4
    Solidarity in action: Over $100,000 raised for a community of people in Flemington and North Melbourne in 9 public housing towers – many of them new migrants, Indigenous people, some have severe mental illness, experienced family violence or homelessness.

  102. JC

    This is where job seeker and keeper maybe going.

    Young cashed-up shoppers are spending big at online art auctions, as the generation of millennials embraces long-distance bidding and is prepared to buy expensive items without first inspecting them in a showroom.

    Bonhams Australia director Merryn Schriever has noticed a growing proportion of younger bidders at some of the inter­national auction house’s recent sales, including of Asian art and fine wine.

    This year, as more auctions were moved online due to the lockdown, the age of bidders had skewed 10-15 per cent younger, she said, with a growing proportion of millennials — aged from 26 to 40 — making bids.

    At Bonhams’s sale of Asian art in May, 38 per cent of registered bidders were from the under-40s group, representing a significant shift towards younger buyers.

  103. JC

    Bruce and Artie

    Tesla, what else? Today’s current stock price LIVE

    Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
    NasdaqGS – NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
    Add to watchlist
    $1,301.94 +$93.28 (+7.72%)

    Market cap is now $241 billion.

    Just putting it out there and no reason to respond.

  104. NoFixedAddress

    Now we know why the Victorian Public Service Government were so keen to get the ‘voluntary’ euthanasia Act passed into ‘the Law’ – A backstop for the lack of deaths from the CCP virus.

    You’d be pretty happy that the Beaconsfield Hero brought your last meal though.

  105. Fisky

    All true. We must put crippling tariffs on all #madeinchina products unless they can prove they are NOT made by slave labour. Good to see State taking up this worthy cause.

    Morgan Ortagus
    @statedeptspox
    ·
    30m
    Many products made in China are made by slave labor. Every business should scrub its supply chain to ensure it’s not profiting from the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuse of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xfcVK.

  106. MemoryFault

    And finally, before I go to bed.
    The very first – I think – music clip Steve ever posted.
    Thanks again, Steve, I have enjoyed it many times since then.

  107. MemoryFault

    Okaaay, nobody else around, and a drop or two of Drambuie left in my glass, so one more song.
    This time the original, and in my humble opinion, the best, Flashmob.

  108. Natural Instinct

    MF
    Nah. I disagree.
    This one considering the weather
    or
    this surprising chase

  109. MemoryFault

    Thanks, Instinct, very entertaining, but not in the same league.
    Your first was Russians doing gymnastics that they ALL do as part of phys ed in primary school.
    The second was simply a costumed pantomime set to prerecorded music.
    This is a time for stuff out of the ordinary.

    Like THIS, for instance.
    One guy, one instrument, playing something full orchestras struggle to master.

  110. MemoryFault

    Natural Instinct appears to have been overcome by my choice of music.
    Oh well, how about something for any Lady Cats who happen to be lurking.

  111. MemoryFault

    Time for one more song before Tom shows up with his toons.
    This one is about an actual shipwreck, but think of it as an allegorical description of the Australian economy over the next six months or so.

    “Fellers it’s been good to know yer”.

  112. MemoryFault

    Tom,
    Knight is just a thumbnail – too small to read.

  113. MemoryFault

    Thanks Tom.
    Branco #1 for me today.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    The New England Medical Journal refers to it as tractoritis.

    Don’t be ridiculous JC.
    No such thing as tractoritis.
    It is Ferguson-Deere Syndrome.
    Anyway, gotta zip.
    We cast off at 5:30.
    (Fishing, not knitting).

  115. JC and CL are right.

    *Kids in tunnels*

    Only controlled opposition believe this crap.

    Oh look there is a photo of Trump within earshot of Epstein!

    Pay no attention to the man sniffing children!

  116. MemoryFault

    Here comes the dawn to herald in another brand new day.
    Hopefully it will prove to be a better one than the last 495.
    But I’m not holding my breath.

  117. calli

    A top Australian epidemiologist says it’s time to lock down all of Melbourne, and she’s calling for a purpose built facility to move large groups of people to, such as those who are locked down in the high-rise towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

    Professor Mary-Louise McLaws is from the University of New South Wales, and she’s one of the World Health Organisation’s advisors on the COVID-19 response.

    Dangerous and creepy. I see Rickw upthread got the gist.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I see Rickw upthread got the gist.’

    As did Stix. Prescient.

    Sort of torn here. Of course it’s a social experiment, performed to see if it works. No I don’t care about the people in the caves, of whom the overwhelming majority are antisocial scrotes with substance ‘issues’ that make them dangerous to normal people.

    There’s no shortage of rich hippies in Flemmo, Kenno, Fitzroy and Collingwood living in million-dollar converted slum terraces. In ordinary times these two rank subcultures do not mix at all, and live parallel existences.

    What they’re doing now is effectively hacking at an old sewerage pipe with a pick, and they’re unwittingly in danger of being drowned by the very shit they plant their virtue flags on.

  119. Herodotus

    Snippets from the media:
    1. BBC reports that Andrew Cuomo has called Trump a coronavirus facilitator, citing the “across the country” disaster. They failed to add that most of those disaster areas are Democrat governed. Cuomo’s NY is one of the worst. He has been driven cracker-dog by Trump’s Mount Rushmore success.
    2. The UN, worried that climate change has been pushed into the background, has issued another dodgy report. It seems that zoonotic diseases will increase because we want too much animal protein, indulge in unsustainable agricultural practises, and last but not least, climate change.
    3. BBC again, this time expressing concern that Brazil freeing up restrictions will see a worsening of covid-19 things. Nothing about Sweden, as usual.
    4. Judith Sloan pings David Thodey as having no more understanding of the intricasies of public finance than that other fashionable geek David Gonski. Two birds (Or davids) with the one sloan, well done Judith.

  120. Herodotus

    And:
    Down Danistan Way, they’re chucking $3.5m at KPMG for consultancies re controlling the great unwashed.
    They have a massive public service who must be termed useless if they can’t handle the mission without calling in the schlock troops.

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    While on moral dilemmas, and apropos of Gizza Maxwell:

    Would John Wick take contracts from the Clintons?

    Would he even know who put the paper out, or just know the contract’s there – issued on behalf of the High Table by the communications centre staffed by all the tattooed chicks?

    Is Maxwell a dog lover? So many questions.

  122. egg_

    A top Australian epidemiologist says it’s time to lock down all of Melbourne, and she’s calling for a purpose built facility to move large groups of people to, such as those who are locked down in the high-rise towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

    Just when SloMo’s trying to get the Economy moving again.
    Da ironing!

  123. MemoryFault

    Professor Mary-Louise McLaws is from the University of New South Wales, and she’s one of the World Health Organisation’s advisors
    on the COVID-19 response.

    What? She’s not a Chinese apparatchik?
    That can’t be right.
    Everybody knows it’s all those commie Chinks’ doing.

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘*Kids in tunnels*’

    Hey.

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was real.

  125. egg_

    Coronavirus: Tenth Melbourne public housing tower exposed to virus

    A tenth Melbourne public housing tower has been exposed to COVID-19, linked to an outbreak that caused the lockdown of multiple buildings put in places two days ago.
    9News understands an infected resident, who lives in a locked-down North Melbourne tower, also worked in the apartment building in Richmond as a subcontractor for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

  126. egg_

    Housos working on their herd immunity.

  127. pete m

    All good mv glad you are well.
    Political change will take a long time – Eg greens seemed to be on a roll but their vote outside inner city hipster spots is 5% about half their best showing. Interesting the hemp party is on the up.

  128. MemoryFault

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was real.

    Do a search on Michael Aquino and track down the short stories he wrote.
    You may be surprised at what you find.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    Good (shortish) piece in Quadrant by Windschuttle on Deepak Lal and his praise of the British Empire, contrasting it to some others in history.

  130. MemoryFault

    Good morning Pete M.
    The Greens have served their purpose and are now in the process of being discarded.

  131. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3505551, posted on July 6, 2020 at 11:53 pm”

    Excellent post C.L. and one that I agree with wholeheartedly. Dershowitz’s piece in the Spectator is interesting and well worth reading.

  132. egg_

    Around 3000 residents across nine housing commission towers in Flemington and North Melbourne are locked inside their homes for at least the next five days.
    The strict restrictions are due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the public housing towers, which are home to 1345 units.
    Victoria recorded 74 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and 108 new cases on Saturday. The high-rise towers have been described by some as “vertical cruise ships”, prone to rapid spread of the virus.

  133. MemoryFault

    7.00 am.
    Time to do some honest toil and earn my daily bread.

  134. Herodotus

    Jo Nova has a piece on the success of hydroxychloroquine, which also has been shown to have no implications for heart related side effects. Doctors know who might have issues with it, they have been prescribing it about five million times per annum for a long time.
    As with anything Trump Recommends, it has been attacked for purely political purposes.
    Trump recommends that the economy should recover. Democrats and cracker-dog left disagree, want chaos.

  135. Jizz Lane Max Swell

    Come on you degenerates, you were all thinking it.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    Genuine questions, asked in the interests of knowing stuff I don’t know about and being naturally cautious of what’s broadcast in what passes for the meeja (in this case, the Hun):

    1. What is mesirah?; and 2. Can it really have this application?

    ‘An orthodox Joooooish school has claimed it was right to cover up cases of child sexual abuse from insurers because of an religious concept that forbids Juices reporting fellow Juices to secular authorities. In an explosive Supreme Court battle, the Yeshivah Centre, which operates Elsternwick’s Yeshivah College, is suing three insurers to recover payouts it made to victims of notorious pedal files David Kramer and David Cyprys.

    ‘Insurers have refused to reimburse the payouts, claiming the Yeshivah Centre failed to comply with its duty of disclosure under policies it held by failing to nominate potential claims. But in an extraordinary claim Yeshivah argued it “had no reason to think that victims would sue for damages for sexual abuse in the civil courts”.

    ‘In its defence Yeshivah cited the Jooooish law of mesirah, which forbids Juices informing on other Jews to secular authorities, to claim it believed it would never be held liable for the crimes in a civil court. The law was heavily criticised by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which found abusers were let free to abuse because of an adherence to the Juice law.

    ‘Yeshivah spokesman Jeremy Gold said the school now condemned the historic concept of mesirah. “Yeshivah is sorry for the harm its application may have caused victims of child sex abuse under its care,’ Mr Gold said.’

    I say again – genuine questions. Is this a concept, or is it (maybe outdated) law of some type? Enquiring minds and all that.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay.

    Despite extensive – and I mean extensive – sanitising of content, the stupid Birdinator won’t let me quote passages from a Hun link to a piece about a religion. And a school. And payouts.

    I have a genuine question though. Two questions. Or more.

    What is mesirah, what is its application and if it’s a thing – is it still used?

  138. Top Ender

    And the winner is Syd-en-ney

    Flat White Quick Shots/The Spectator

    It’s miserable in Melbourne today. At the time of writing, the rain has apparently turned to constant drizzle, but the mercury has only just climbed over 10 degrees. Meanwhile, in Sydney, it’s sunny and clear and set to reach 18.

    Before coronavirus, Melbournians were gloating that this would be the decade where their city would regain the honour of being the largest in Australia, the title seized by Sydney after the depression of the 1890s. Forward with Glorious Chairman Dan.

    Today, the border is being closed between Victoria and New South Wales, not just thanks to the Chairman’s incompetence and hypocrisy but his politicised mismanagement of COVID-19, an echo of the politicised policing his government pursues.

    The Chairman is as much under siege as any of the unfortunates locked down in the abominations that are Melbourne’s public housing towers, 30 storey monuments to policies the planners knew had failed almost half a century ago.

    And so it came to be that The Australian newspaper today published the perfect picture of Melbourne, 2020.

    [There’s a pic here of a woman — looks middle-class white – detained by four police officers.]

    “A protester is ordered to leave the area around the towers in Flemington,” the caption reads

    The bandeau top on a day that hit 12 degrees, the colour coordinated yoga mat, the loon pants, the bag from Organic India “A social enterprise on a mission to provide True Wellness for all. We offer organic Tulsi teas and supplements for healthy conscious living”, the expression of emotional incontinence — and four police for one deluded soul. You couldn’t make it up. It’s beyond parody.

    As a certain Spanish gentleman once said: “The winner is Syd-en-ney”.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    On reflection, it might be the name of the school that’s prompting the spaminator spack attacks.

  140. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  141. johanna

    Update from Queanbeyan, where greenies are loathed, and platypuses are around for all to see at the end of my road.

    It’s a couple of degrees below zero, and misty. However, my housewarming present cymbidiums, after doing nothing for years, have five very robust flower stalks coming up.

    Not a lot of roos on the Golf Course lately. We’ve had a bit of rain, and it seems that they prefer the bush if there is enough food. Usually they flock here in winter, but all those tasty new shoots in the bushfire zones are getting their attention.

    The by-election has not exactly got everyone excited. I don’t understand why Riccardo Bosi signed up for it. Eden-Monaro is a large electorate with a widely dispersed population. The logistics of campaigning here are challenging, even for the major parties. He would be much better served by picking a compact electorate.

    Finally, the economy here is holding up well, thanks to rock solid support from Canberra public servants. Business is brisk in the mall, except for the poor bastard who owns the coffee shop/stall. He has only about half of his tables able to be used.

    Note that we have had zero cases in the last month, and one ever – from a property outside town.

    It may be that when State governments realise that their tax intake is down, reality might hit.

  142. Up The Workers!

    Ho Hum…another day, another Leftard/Dementiacrat scandal.

    Are Ghislane Maxwell and Old Creepy Joe still with us this morning, or have they both been found as dead as a Leftard election-promise, having mysteriously “Arkancided” themselves overnight totally unseen by the multitude of mysteriously non-functioning Dementiacrat cameras, Dementiacrat Police, Dementiacrat F.B.I. and Dementiacrat Justice Department operatives, each with four bullets to the back of the heads like all the others before them?

    That would allow KKKillary and the previously-impeached Bonking Bill from the Ovary Orifice, a free run at the Presidency once again without any nasty rumours of impropriety resurfacing once again.

    I imagine that Old Creepy Joe’s toddlers whom he encouraged to put their hands up his trouser-legs to feel his body-hair and any other extraneous anatomical protuberances, were even too young to have interested the Dementiacrats’ Ghislane and Epstein.

    Charming people, these Leftards, as the A.L.P. can readily attest with the likes of the A.L.P.’s Milton “The Molester” Orkopoulos, the A.L.P.’s Keith Wright, the A.L.P.’s Bill D’Arcy, the A.L.P.’s Kevin “Heiner Affair” Rudd, the A.L.P.’s Terry Martin, the A.L.P.’s Bob Collins, the A.L.P. ‘s Andres Puig, the several ABC employees who have been charged with numerous sex crimes against minors and the A.L.P.’s untouchable, ‘above-the-law’ Bull Shitten.

  143. stackja

    Hanging on by a thread
    EXCLUSIVE
    JOHN ROLFE
    Chinese cotton giants struggle to make another repayment on thirsty farm
    THE Chinese-owned company behind the huge irrigated farm Cubbie Station is teetering, unable to pay its debts after a multi-billion-dollar global buying spree.
    Last month privately-owned Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co delayed for a second time this year its payments on a $200 million bond.
    The company through which it owns French fashion labels including Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot also missed a bond payment in June.
    The delay in payments on the $200 million bond followed a state-owned financing company, Jining City Urban Construction Investment, pulling out of a $730 million deal to buy 26 per cent of Shandong Ruyi.
    That fresh money — along with about $100 million from selling 29 per cent of its 80 per cent stake in Cubbie Station to Macquarie Bank last year — was reportedly to be used to meet its debt obligations.
    Shandong Ruyi did not respond to requests for comment on how it now planned to pay bondholders. Nor did Ruyi Australia respond to requests for comment on the financial performance of Cubbie Station
    — a giant cotton-growing property on the Queensland side of the border with NSW that is said to have water storage equal to 184,000 Olympic swimming pools.
    While Shandong Ruyi’s stake in Cubbie has fallen to 51 per cent, it wholly owns the company that runs the station. Shandong Ruyi uses a Singaporean holding company, CSTT, to house its Cubbie interests. CSTT owns an Australian holding company, which in turn controls a company called CS Agriculture.
    The most recent annual report for CS Agriculture — from 2018, when Shandong Ruyi still owned 80 per cent of the station — showed a net annual loss of $14.3 million.
    The 2018 result revealed a halving in outlays on farming and cotton ginning compared to the previous year, as well as an 18 per cent drop in wage costs. The annual report valued CS Agriculture’s water licences at $106 million.
    A July 2019 Macquarie media release announcing its investment in the station said “Cubbie Agriculture, a subsidiary of Ruyi, will continue to operate Cubbie under a long-term operating agreement”.
    However Cubbie Agriculture did not exist before July 2019. Shandong Ruyi wholly owns Cubbie Agriculture via CSTT, which has not filed financials since 2017.

  144. Entropy

    The Chinese made a fortune after Cubbie went into administration towards the end of the millennium drought,taking over just after the flooding rains that end a drought. Here we are at the tail end of another drought which has meant cubbie has been unable to take water for years. Whoever gets a stake in cubbie by the end of the year will make a motza, as the ENSO and IOD are aligning, and all seasonal forecasts are for a wet spring/summer.

  145. Maj

    Behold, a Cuck:

    Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Think Bubba Wallace Has Anything to Apologize For’

    Monday on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on President Donald Trump’s tweet about driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban.

    Trump tweeted:

    Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020

    On NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban, Graham said, “They’re trying to grow the sport. I’ve lived in South Carolina all my life. If you’re in business, the Confederate flag is not a good way to grow your business. The idea that Bubba Wallace, who is the only, I think, African American driver was upset by somebody finding a noose in the garage made perfect sense to me.”

    He added, “NASCAR is trying to grow the sport, and one way you grow the sport is you take images that divide us and ask that they not be brought into the venue. That makes sense to me.”

    When asked about Trump’s tweet, Graham said, “I don’t think Bubba Wallace has anything to apologize for. I do say this about the drivers, even though it was a noose created to hold the door open in the times in which we live there is a lot of anxiety, so what did you see? You saw the best in NASCAR. When there was a chance that it was a threat against Bubba Wallace, they all rallied to Bubba’s side. I would be looking to celebrate that kind of attitude more than being worried about it being a hoax.”

  146. Mother Lode

    Would John Wick take contracts from the Clintons?

    He would if they had a marker – the high table would insist.

    But afterward he would feel free to take out the Clintons – well, Hillary anyway. There is not enough of Bill left. Constant debauchery has steadily leeched out all his life force and he is like a piece of driftwood with all its substance dissolved by the slow caustic effect of seawater and is now a bleached papery relic of itself.

    The Clintons would never have contracted the Baba Yaga in the first place. Their natural element would immerse them in the company of deformed subterranean sociopaths without any semblance of a code.

  147. Mother Lode

    Just when SloMo’s trying to get the Economy moving again.

    He might want to kill the idea of increasing GST then.

  148. johanna

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3505462, posted on July 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    If the first half of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that overt attempts to attract attention and/or sympathy through repeated mentions of the Eeyore Defence* in this august journal of record results in the sort of success ‘Lay Down Sally’ Robbins had at her presser after the Olympic rowing final.

    Ie, a complete non-start.

    *Woe, woe is me.

    It’s classical references like that which keep me coming here. 🙂

    I worked with an Eeyore for a few years – lovely bloke, still a friend. Very bright, a numbers man in government finance.

    Eeyore was a pessimist, it wasn’t all about him. He just saw the downside in everything.

    Governments badly need Eeyores and Cassandras.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    Good points all, Lode.

  150. johanna

    I see that struth is still advocating armed uprisings in the US and here, while his older and sager pal Peter gently tries to prise him away from his lunatic fantasies.

    Starring in your own Rambo fillum may well help you to get your rocks off. But, it won’t fly in this country. Maybe you should move to South America.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    This Elf Safety Rep course is killing me.

    There’s only ten punters in the group, of which six are dedicated little office Hitlers, of whom some work in the same business whose beady eyes light up like fireworks when innocuous sections of backwater legislation are mentioned. Ooooh, they whisper to each other. Mention that one Gary with the broken X that the boss won’t fix.

    Fuckin’ oath mate, comes the reply, both failing to realise that the joint they work for has put them on the course not for them, but so the company can say it has the required amount of reps. Not inspectors, mind, but pissant reps.

    A couple of middle-aged, middle-management Karens and a brooding, slowly-filling-with-boredom-rage bloke at the back, who still hasn’t decided whether to be a smart arse for the rest of the week yet round out the group.

    The upside so far is the lack of butchers’ paper. If that shit gets wheeled in I’m walking out.

  152. Knuckle Dragger

    *and whose beady eyes light up*

    If only I had some butchers’ paper.

  153. Top Ender

    Knuckles, can you take a laptop in, and get some useful work done under the guide of “taking notes”?

    If you move further down the back every day it often pleases the presenter and has the added advantage of you being less and less noticed.

    What you have to watch out for is if there’s a door behind you, and someone walks in and notices you’re actually researching outboard motors. Or something like that.

  154. Farmer Gez

    It may be that when State governments realise that their tax intake is down, reality might hit.

    Add the huge problem of supply chain shortages.
    Virtually everything needed to supply industry and trades is in short supply with long waits on parts. It’s a story I’ve heard from all the businesses I deal with.

    Overseas manufactures have drastically cut production and are only catering for the bare minimum on orders.

    I’m afraid ScoMo and the team are in for a very rude shock if they think business can bounce back without the materials to do so. It’s possible they know this but don’t want to feed panic buying of all products.

  155. Mater

    A couple of middle-aged, middle-management Karens and a brooding, slowly-filling-with-boredom-rage bloke at the back, who still hasn’t decided whether to be a smart arse for the rest of the week yet round out the group.

    If you can find a like minded individual amongst the rest of the swill, you could play ‘Wank-word bingo’.

  156. caveman

    They going ape shit ove Manly’s Fonua Blake for calling the ref a fkn retard, this is going to turn into an Izzy dummy spit. I was watching the game Manly was ripped off even head honcho ref coach Anersley agrees it should have been a penalty.
    The ref and the bunker ref was a fkn retard, so what’s the big deal.
    Worse has been said to a ref, and yes he was a fkn retard ,harden the fk up big boys of rugby league.

  157. Nick

    Oh

    Coronavirus means Australia won’t meet migration forecasts for a decade
    Ex-immigration official Abul Rizvi sees no chance of getting back above 200,000 net migration in the 2020s

  158. Nick

    The Guardian

    ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist?
    Toxic masculinity is built into the fabric of our urban spaces, writes Leslie Kern, author of new book Feminist City. And the results aren’t just divisive – they can be lethal

    Seriously…

  159. miltonf

    The Hanson censorship scandal tells us much about the new woke direction at Ch 9. It’s becoming no different to Ch 10 Leftie-love-in, a replica of failed Fairfax papers, and the radio platform headed the same way under wally-woke executives there.
    Censorship is an evil force.

    Latho this morning. But isn’t former ‘conservative’ politician the chairperson of that outfit?

  160. Dr Faustus

    I’m afraid ScoMo and the team are in for a very rude shock if they think business can bounce back without the materials to do so. It’s possible they know this but don’t want to feed panic buying of all products.

    All true.
    I’m afraid ScoMo and the team have so little understanding of what is involved in running a business that they might actually believe it’s like turning the gas on the barbie up and down.

    It’s what you get when you have people in ‘leadership’ roles who have only ever operated in a no-risk, best-endeavours, consequence-free section of the economy. Even when it all turns to shit, they have luxury lifeboats on the davits.

  161. Maj

    They going ape shit ove Manly’s Fonua Blake for calling the ref a fkn retard, this is going to turn into an Izzy dummy spit.

    They’re going after him because he’s pro-vaccine choice.

    Hadley is going to do a hit job on him on his radio show and he isn’t hiding the fact he hates him because Fonua-Blake won’t bow down to the globalists and meekly get his “vaccination” jabs like a sheep.

    That’s his real crime in their eyes.

  162. Top Ender

    Can’t see much of a future for Harry and Megan lecturing the world on their sins.

    Who might pay to watch this over-privileged couple tell off the audience?

  163. Nick

    Who might pay to watch this over-privileged couple tell off the audience?

    Californians

  164. stackja

    Albury Railway Station opened in 1881 with the arrival of the main line from Sydney. Two years later, the Victorian Irish broad gauge was built across the Murray River. At last, a rail connection was made between Australia’s largest two cities, Sydney and Melbourne, thereby creating the famous ‘break of gauge’ on the New South Wales–Victorian border that existed for the following 80 years. From 1883 until 1962, all through-rail passengers between Sydney and Melbourne had to change at Albury, across the long platform. New South Wales trains operated on the eastern side and Victorian trains, including the Spirit of Progress, on the western side.

  165. miltonf

    Can’t see much of a future for Harry and Megan lecturing the world on their sins.

    Who might pay to watch this over-privileged couple tell off the audience?

    One would hope not many. I could never understand why people would pay to hear Tony bLIAR to speak but they do apparently. My dislike of the royals grows daily. Fully in bed with the international left.

  166. Struth

    I see that struth is still advocating armed uprisings in the US and here, while his older and sager pal Peter gently tries to prise him away from his lunatic fantasies.

    Starring in your own Rambo fillum may well help you to get your rocks off. But, it won’t fly in this country. Maybe you should move to South America.

    As I said to you before, ya bitter old chook, if you put half as much effort into attacking lefties as you do everyone here and being extremely bitchy to other women, who by now you should have the wisdom to realise can still be good people if they don’t see the world as you do, you might be worth responding to.

    However, let’s just pick up on your comprehension skills.
    I said this is going to end in bloodshed.
    I did not say “grab your arms and let’s storm the barricades”.
    I want some form of protest against this, sure, and it should already have happened.
    It may have stopped the bloodshed that will eventually now come .

  167. Farmer Gez

    My wife was in Bendigo yesterday and was told by a worker at a big clothes retailer that their winter stock will arrive in October.

    “We’ll have to get rid of it as soon as it arrives.”

    Bargains to be had but what a mess.

  168. miltonf

    Beautiful building Albury Station. Full of heart and soul.

  169. BrettW

    Harry is very successfully integrating with the woke crowd whilst alienating the British public. Daily
    Mail comments are massively against him and MM.

    Top Ender
    #3505706, posted on July 7, 2020 at 9:02 am
    Can’t see much of a future for Harry and Megan lecturing the world on their sins.

  170. Top Ender

    Kanye West’s plan to run for president in November as an independent is already destined for failure as he has missed deadlines to add his name to the presidential ballot in six states.

    Of the 538 Electoral College votes total, West would already be missing out on 102 of those votes if he were to successfully make his way onto the ballot in other states – as the registration date has passed for North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico and Indiana.

    Daily Mail link. (They may be derided but the Mail web team in the US, UK and Aus seem to gather in much more in the way of news every day than most…)

  171. RobK

    On a good day solar power is so good, you can’t give it away.
    http://www.wattclarity.com.au/articles/2020/07/sat4july2020-qld-spot-prices-crunched/

    Observation #1) I’ve highlighted how prices persisted being down below $0/MW from before 08:00 through for much of the daylight hours (13:50 dispatch interval shown here – but even later, to the time the article was published).

    Observation #2) I’ve noted that Scheduled Demand was down in the deep blue zone on NEMwatch, where colour coding extends from deep blue (historical minimum levels) to bright red (historic maximum levels). In the ‘old days’ demand would be at minimum levels in the early stages of the morning period – around 04:00 used to be the lowest. However this low level of demand during the middle of the day has occurred for a number of reasons, including:

    Factor 1 = beautiful* winter daytime temperatures across QLD today, meaning not so hot as to require air cooling and not so cold as to require air heating;

    * as the QLD branding lingo goes…

    Factor 2 = also, in a double-whammy, APVI estimates show easily more than 1,000MW of contribution from rooftop solar PV including my own home power station which is definitely oblivious to the spot prices (and definitely no fog today, unlike Friday morning). This eats away from modest Underlying Demand to make Scheduled Demand even lower (i.e. Underlying Demand above 5,600MW at this time, but Scheduled Demand >20% lower at 4,440MW)

    The variabilty of weather dependent energy means the corollary of Rafes choke points are energy gluts that also cost money and destabilise the grid. Solar performs best on cool clear sunny days.

  172. johanna

    I said this is going to end in bloodshed.

    In your Rambo dreams, struth.

    Grow up.

  173. Farmer Gez

    Sky reporting Dan Andrews spent 3.5 million on consultants to advise on the pandemic response.

    That old gravy train is always on schedule.

  174. Nick

    From Roger’s link:

    But there were political failures too. The Andrews government was happy to name all sorts of institutions with breakouts when it suited them politically, even a school linked to an inactive case to support the government’s then ­desire to keep schools shut.

    But the Cedar Meats abattoir — Labor donors and full of Labor mates — had their identity protected until it was dragged out by the media. This turned out to be a very significant outbreak. Surely common sense tells you that naming them early would have encouraged any of their casual contacts to get tested. A measure of a political leader’s quality is how stringently they will speak to their own supporters when necessary. Andrews notionally discouraged demonstrators, but his efforts to get people not to attend the Black Lives Matter demonstrations were pitiful.

  175. Roger

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle say Commonwealth must ‘own’ ‘uncomfortable’ past with racism

    ‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.’

    Why not hope for and work towards a brighter future instead instead of scolding contemporary people for sins they didn’t commit?

  176. thefrollickingmole

    Ladies and gentlemen i present to you the perfect 2020 headline…

    ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist?
    Toxic masculinity is built into the fabric of our urban spaces, writes Leslie Kern, author of new book Feminist City. And the results aren’t just divisive – they can be lethal

    There it is, I dont think it can be topped for ” I cant even” this year.

    Try and pick a previous year when you would have read lines like these.
    As the feminist geographer Jane Darke has said: “Our cities are patriarchy written in stone, brick, glass and concrete.” In other words, cities reflect the norms of the societies that build them. And sexism is a deep-rooted norm.

    The office tower, she wrote, is one more addition “to the procession of phallic monuments in history – including poles, obelisks, spires, columns and watchtowers”, where architects un-ironically use the language of “base, shaft and tip” while drawing upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating light into the night sky.

    And i think im pretty safe to guess from its picture its completely unsullied by any penis based sexual activities beyond the vibrating plastic sort.
    https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/megaphone/pages/5142/attachments/original/1584126032/Leslie_Kern_Secondary_copy.jpg?1584126032

  177. Struth

    This is something to think about.
    Government, not Australians, but government and it’s dickhead public servants have kept a group of people under their control, based on their race, for well over 50 years.
    And all said to be done for their own good.
    When the situation deteriorates, the government, as is the known characteristics of bureaucracies, never decides it is wrong, it decides that what it is doing needs to be done harder, until it works.
    This is not the wisdom of crowds and democracy, but the self important expert who believes they know something that millions do not and who also has financial incentive, and power incentive to keep the wrong happening.
    The failure is evident in any remote community you visit anywhere in this country and has been, as I say, for the last 50 years.
    The result, and I have traveled to some third world countries myself, is much worse than all of them combined and yet the money pours in , in the billions, they are not poor.
    But they will not stop in the face of all the death, violence and degradation they cause.

    Many of these people are in the same bureaucracies (medical) now in charge of this nothingburger plandemic.

  178. Roger

    Sky reporting Dan Andrews spent 3.5 million on consultants to advise on the pandemic response.

    Consultants, eh?

    Handsomee fees and once you sign off no further responsibility.

    Nice work if you can get it.

  179. Struth

    I said this is going to end in bloodshed.

    In your Rambo dreams, struth.

    Grow up.

    Of course, because I’m wanting bloodshed!
    You are a silly old moo.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    TE,

    The Karens have laptops, so as to appear frightfully important. I have an iPad, propped against a tranche of legislation.

    It’s wank word solitaire, Mater.

    The good news is my DJT 2020 coffee mug arrived as I left home, and is in my bag. I’m going to put it on the table in front of me shortly as an experiment.

  181. miltonf

    Some one told me in the 80s that stuff was being peddled at Macquarie Uni. That’s also why they got rid of the lighthouse. Sick nasty people. It must bug them that they have fathers and that it’s his sperm that determines the child’s gender. Anyway, don’t let facts get in the way of cultural marxism.

  182. Roger

    From Roger’s link:

    As Sheridan points out, it’s not simply incompetence; Andrews is compromised by the corrupt Labour system.

    I wonder if that will be a talking point on Insiders next Sunday?

  183. Infidel Tiger King

    Pat Fitzgerald
    @PatFitzgerald23
    The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and $1 million

    This is libertarianism. A completely fraudulent cult.

  184. Nick

    TE,

    The Karens have laptops, so as to appear frightfully important.

    KD, they are watching Cat videos* On YouTube. Trust me.

    *actual videos of Cats, real ones, with fur, you know [that’s quite enough Nick-Sinc]

  185. Megan

    The good news is my DJT 2020 coffee mug arrived as I left home, and is in my bag. I’m going to put it on the table in front of me shortly as an experiment

    KD, we’ve never met but from this moment alone, I adore you! 😉Please post results!

  186. Farmer Gez

    We should ask the Lincoln Project to investigate the Victorian Covid outbreak.
    No face masks and Donald Trump is still President, the answers are obvious.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    Haha, Numbers has got another Lincoln Project astroturf vid.

    Never Trump Lincoln Project Caught Lying About President’s July 4 Speech (6 Jul)

    The Never Trump Lincoln Project, led by the likes of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, and Rick Wilson, has been flagged by Twitter for spreading “manipulated media” over its presentation of a portion of President Trump’s Salute to America July 4 speech.

    For alefty bunch who endorse Gropey Joe to be pinged by Twitter is really embarassing. And this after their other embarrassment the same day.

    Anti-Trump Republican group The Lincoln Project makes epic humiliating mistake over POTUS salute (4 Jul)

    They sure don’t make astroturf like they used to.

  188. 132andBush

    Beautiful building Albury Station. Full of heart and soul.

    Ditto for Hay.

  189. Struth

    The good news is my DJT 2020 coffee mug arrived as I left home, and is in my bag. I’m going to put it on the table in front of me shortly as an experiment.

    Be careful.

    Careful now.

    Some silly old moo from around the Canberra area will accuse you of wanting bloodshed.

  190. If only IT spent his time attacking Greens and so on instead of blaming libertarians in Australia for the hypocrisy of overseas groups that are avowedly NOT libertarian.

    This blog would have zero traffic if that sort of thing happened though.

    Doom lord needs his pet trolls.

  191. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist?

    Some of these wimminses just try too hard to be ridiculous. However this particular bint would warm to Coober Peddy with its entry orifices, tunnels, carved out wombs and all of it down below.

  192. Struth

    Some women just need a good root.

  193. 132andBush

    Some of these wimminses just try too hard to be ridiculous. However this particular bint would warm to Coober Peddy with its entry orifices, tunnels, carved out wombs and all of it down below.

    And that clean shaven look on top.

  194. Dr Faustus

    Harry is very successfully integrating with the woke crowd whilst alienating the British public. Daily Mail comments are massively against him and MM.

    The silly lad is in a bit of trouble and paddling hard to try to monetise the Sussex Royal brag.

    Because, when it all turns to shite, for example when Uncle Andrew finishes burnishing the Royals’ US reputation over the Epstein Revelations, the missus gets to keep the kid, a few years of progressively B-grade acting roles, and then a few more on progressively daytime chat shows.

    Hazza, on the other hand, can only return to the Windsor Bosom and the jeers of the UK tabloid press.

  195. Tesla’s doing OK in China.

    According to BloombergNEF, global sales of new cars with an internal combustion engine, which run on oil and diesel, peaked in 2017 and are “in permanent decline”.

    But sales of electric vehicles are forecast to grow dramatically in the coming decades.

    It said electric vehicle sales could hit 10 per cent of global passenger vehicle sales by 2025, rising to 28 per cent in 2030 and 58 per cent in 2040.

    There’s so much room for growth in electric vehicles it’s hard to fathom — just like the scale of the global transition to renewable energy generally.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’

    UAE sort of hit the phallic limit with the Burj Khalifa, so now they are taking the next step.

    FINAL COUNTDOWN: UAE Makes Last Preparations For Mars Mission (5 Jul)

    The UAE is making its final preparations for the Emirates Mars Mission, which will see the Hope Probe launch for the Red Planet on 15 July and travel across space before reaching Mars’ orbit in February 2021.

    HH Sheikh Moh ammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the Moh ammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), reviewed the final preparations of the mission, which will see the UAE hurl itself into the space industry.

    “Our journey to space represents a message of hope to every Arab citizen that we have the innovation, resilience and efforts to compete with the greatest of nations in the race for knowledge,” said HH Sheikh Moh ammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    I have no idea why they’re doing this.

  197. Top Ender

    Awaiting the explosion from somewhere in Darwin, as KD unveils the Trump mug….

  198. notafan

    A mesirah is a dibber dobbers

    this article KD?

  199. Top Ender

    Dan Andrews spent 3.5 million on consultants to advise on the pandemic response

    And they gave him ALL THE WRONG ADVICE!

    And he paid for it.

    We should expect no less from the people who once they got into power paid $1 billion to cancel a highway.

  200. Struth

    Harry can apologise for his privilege if he likes.
    I am not royalty.
    Far from it.

  201. cohenite

    Kayleigh McEnany sticking pineapples up the arses of some of the dumbest people ever born:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/07/06/live-kayleigh-mcenany-holds-white-house-press-briefing-smackdown/

  202. notafan

    What petrol head loon pretends to spruik electric vehicles.

    If they are better, great, if the taxpayer is underwriting billions, not so much.

  203. Struth

    Dan Andrews spent 3.5 million on consultants to advise on the pandemic response.

    Dan Andrews spent 3.5 mill of our money on consultants to advise on the pandemic response.

    Who came up with their response immediately, working out at services priced at what, say, a million a minute?

  204. Struth

    You dickhead again, numbers.
    One, they are subsidised and two, they are building over 200 coal power stations to power them.

    Your trolling is of such poor quality.
    You really are an imbicile.

  205. Struth

    imbecile

    Either way, the way your comprehension and spelling skills are you wouldn’t have picked it up.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    Some women just need a good root.

    Which fate dictates they will never get. So we are saddled with their frustration and deprivation under the banner of Radical Feminism. And look what that has done for the common good in the last few decades.

  207. Roger

    According to BloombergNEF, global sales of new cars with an internal combustion engine, which run on oil and diesel…

    ROTFLMAO

    ABC journalist feels the need to explain what fuels internal combustion engines and still doesn’t get it right.

  208. William the Conjuror

    I was watching the game Manly was ripped off even head honcho ref coach Anersley agrees it should have been a penalty.

    Manly’s winger would have scored a try but was taken out by 2 Newcastle players. Should have been a penalty try to Manly, and both Newcastle players should have been binned for professional fouls.

  209. Your trolling is of such poor quality.
    You really are an imbicile.

    You’re supposed to be ignoring me – no discipline.
    And you’re not all that literate.
    It’s “imbecile”.

  210. miltonf

    According to BloombergNEF, global sales of new cars with an internal combustion engine, which run on oil and diesel…
    Yukkie working class stuff.

    Funny how cheap electricity is bad but electric cars are good.

  211. mh

    Paywalled at UK Tele, but here is the beginning

    Exclusive: Bill Clinton, Ghislaine Maxwell and the inside story of their trip to Britain
    The Throne Room picture of Maxwell and Spacey is a breach of protocol that few will want to excuse

    When Bill Clinton flew into London in September 2002 doors naturally flew open for him.

    He had stepped down as President of the United States after two terms only the year before and was on his way to address the Labour Party conference.

    Among the doors that opened were those to Buckingham Palace, when the Duke of York invited him to tour the Queen’s London home.

    At the time no one could imagine the visit would come back to haunt those taking part.

    But it has, following The Telegraph’s discovery of this astonishing photograph of Ghislaine Maxwell, first printed on Saturday, sitting on the ornate seat the Queen used for her Coronation in 1953 – in breach of all protocol.

    Next to her is Mr Clinton’s friend Kevin Spacey – then Hollywood royalty and shortly to become artistic director of the Old Vic – in the…

    To continue reading this article…

  212. H B Bear

    Oh no. Liz is gonna get Clintoned.

  213. Dr Faustus

    Tesla’s doing OK in China

    Tesla sold 11% of China’s EVs in the past year – which made up ~4% of all vehicles – a major slump on the 2019 EV market.

    However, the smart money is on local brands (which make up ~75% Of China’s EV sales) picking up the bulk of the growth in market share.

    The Chinese business model says: the future is Tesra.

  214. Ed Case

    Which fate dictates they will never get [a good root]. So we are saddled with their frustration and deprivation under the banner of Radical Feminism. And look what that has done for the common good in the last few decades.

    Don’t agree with the RadFem conclusion, and what’s a ”good root” anyway, but angry women have always been a problem for society.
    If terajoules of anger are their default setting then what’s the sense in granting them any civil rights?

  215. Struth

    You’re supposed to be ignoring me – no discipline.
    And you’re not all that literate.
    It’s “imbecile”.

    Keep up, I already corrected myself when I saw it and two, again no comprehension skills by you.
    I never said at any time I would ignore you.

    I use you.

  216. miltonf

    astonishing photograph of Ghislaine Maxwell, first printed on Saturday, sitting on the ornate seat the Queen used for her Coronation in 1953 – in breach of all protocol.

    Next to her is Mr Clinton’s friend Kevin Spacey – then Hollywood royalty

    The royals in London have pretty have shown themselves to be been on the same level as Hollywood royalty.

  217. Struth

    I thought the queen used the throne locked away in Westminster when not in use.
    The one that had the stone underneath it and all the graffiti from hundreds of years ago..
    The actual coronation throne.

  218. Old School Conservative

    but was taken out by 2 Newcastle players

    Yep.
    In all the hoopla around the push in the back, most have forgotten about the guy who dived in front of the chasing Manly winger.

  219. cohenite

    The msm in the US and here yesterday were in conniptions about Trump’s speech comment that 99% who caught the chunk virus were doing ok.

    The msm simply looked at John Hopkins which showed a crude ratio between the number tested and currently infected and the death rate of 4.5%. This contradicted Trump’s 99%. However the msm ignored 2 things.

    Firstly the number who had been tested and recovered which could be found at the CDC site which reduced the ratio to 3.77%.

    Secondly the msm ignored the number of people who had had the chunk virus but had not been tested because they had no symptoms. A number of studies showed this figure could be as low as 17.9% (Diamond Princess) or as high as >90% (California) of the number of people who had been tested and found to be infected. The WHO estimated the number at 80%. Even with the lowest that raises the ratio to 1% and with the WHO estimate to 0.1%, about the same death rate as the influenza.

    No apologies will be forthcoming but I shall ring my local talkback today and make the announcement before I am cut off.

  220. Graham

    I thought the queen used the throne locked away in Westminster when not in use.
    The one that had the stone underneath it and all the graffiti from hundreds of years ago..
    The actual coronation throne.

    You are quite right. The coronation chair or throne is locked away behind glass (if I remember correctly) in a side room at Westminster Abbey. The Edward the Confessor chair I think it is called. It used to have the stone of Scone until that was repatriated back to Scotland to make the natives there feel happier.

    The thrones at Buckingham Palace have nothing to do with the coronation of the monarch.

    All media reports about anything should be assumed to be bullshit unless otherwise established as facts by other means.

  221. notafan

    Deaths in vic, the ninety something and a sixty something.

    Total 22.

    NSW still the clear winner with 49.

    Coles coburg now a dedicated tower feeder, nothing is good enough, apparently.

    daily telegraph coronavirus blog

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    nota,

    I think that’s it, yes.

    I still have questions. Not having a crack, if it needed to be said.

Comments are closed.