Tuesday Forum: July 7, 2020

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2,209 Responses to Tuesday Forum: July 7, 2020

  1. Zyconoclast

    Useless Opposition IMHO.

    There is a reason for the expression, “ loyal opposition”

  2. Eyrie

    “like wildflowers snap frozen in their pre dawn tombs, around six o five am, slowly opening, revealing their fragrant beauty to the ghostly calls of the haunting bush curlew at picinnini dawn”

    I’m sure there is a wine label app. Front end is a random number generator, then hit “enter” and you get the wording to put on the label.

  3. Dr Faustus

    The Jetstar passengers were all were all tested prior to embarkation in Melbourne.

    Yes.
    Not sure that the NSW protocol allows that as an exception to its own process.

  4. Farmer Gez

    Pedro the Loafer
    #3508264, posted on July 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
    Nick off numbers.

    We’re having fun pulling the piss out of each and you turn up like a turd in the pool.

    That’s right.
    ITK is busy reading labels.

    It’s a good thing the AFL rules on drugs weren’t about in the old glory days of the Weagles.

    The Chemist and his students were very keen on substances.
    My, how they grew!

  5. Struth

    I’m sure there is a wine label app. Front end is a random number generator, then hit “enter” and you get the wording to put on the label.

    Hey hey hey…
    That’s all my own work, thanks very much.

    I should copyright it.

  6. Mater

    Also the SAS lives in Perth and they like it there, so we will keep them too.

    Sorry Pedro,
    How many Regular Infantry Battalions do you have to feed in new talent?
    With a population of 2.79m people to feed from, they would soon resemble the Albanian Special Operations Battalion.

  7. Eyrie

    If WA secedes,

    I want to live there again (is 20 years enough for future citizenship ?)

    I’d get Lt Col (Retd) Tom Kratman to organise the Defence forces. That would get rid of the stupid gun laws and have the beneficial side effect of making lefty heads explode.

  8. Infidel Tiger King

    It’s a good thing the AFL rules on drugs weren’t about in the old glory days of the Weagles.

    The Chemist and his students were very keen on substances.
    My, how they grew!

    I support an international team: Richmond Tigers.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    Remember?

    I wonder if the goon chooses to remember the very recent ethnic cleansing of Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East? Men, women and children routinely butchered, waped and enslaved…all for the crime of being Yazidi or Christian.

    I wonder if the goon chooses to remember and ponder the fact that there is an ethnic cleansing of Christians happening NOW in Nigeria and other parts of Africa? Men, women and children routinely murdered, waped and enslaved…all for the crime of being a Christian.

    The goon always seems to forget or want to ignore the ethnic cleansing of those groups…..it is because the victims aren’t Mueslis?

    What other reason is there for the goon to whitewash those incidents from our history – at least as far as the MSM is concerned?

    Oh I know…the goon, like others on the progressive left, is just selective in his outrage.

  10. egg_

    I’m sure there is a wine label app. Front end is a random number generator, then hit “enter” and you get the wording to put on the label.

    There was a wine snob character on a BBC? Comedy on Aunty recently critiquing a region’s whites as being too toffee like or summut.

  11. egg_

    The fruitiness being too forward on the palate.

  12. Struth

    I was a young tour driver who got the job of taking the West Coast Eagles from the Perth Airport to Subiaco oval when they first won the AFL back in 1990something.

    I was not told which way to go and as I couldn’t give a shit about the footy, was about to head across the north side of Perth, Morley way, Bayswater. sort of a short cut but more intersections.
    Last second I decided to just head down through the city.
    Lucky I did, as there were crowds lining the great Eastern Highway, choppers flying above, News crews in cars following and in front of the coach.
    I was about thirty seconds from going the other way.
    Wish I had now.
    But the passion the Parochials have with beating the other siders meant I would probably not have made it out the state alive.

  13. Farmer Gez

    I was there on the fence at the 1991 GF when the Hawks belted the living daylights out of the pre-enhanced Weagles.
    The Eagles were talented boys but met men on the field and it was a sight to see and hear. You could actually hear the wind being knocked out of them by the Hawks.

    We got bogged in the car park of course but the four of us country boys got out easily and spent another hour pushing other people out.

  14. Top Ender

    Nobody expects the Albanian Special Operations Battalion…

  15. I suspect you sang along with Angry Anderson, Farmer Gez? 😂

  16. Pedro the Loafer

    1992 AFL Grand Final, the Glorious Year the Premiership Cup left Victoria for the first time.

    You could have fired a shotgun down St Georges Terrace in the CBD that day and hit nothing but a few pigeons or a derro or two while the match was underway. Half the WA population took out a second mortgage and bought airline tickets and scalped GF tickets. You could hear the gloating across the Nullarbor.

    There were wild scenes of drunkenness and debauchery centred around the Burswood Casino that night (and following morning) in which yours truly may or may not been involved.

    Good times.

  17. Dr Faustus

    In Scrabble Shock Horror news:

    A decision on removing the “N-word” as well as homophobic and transphobic terms including “bumboy” from the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) list of accepted words is due this week, its chief executive John Chew said.

    This won’t work well.
    In the Faustus house rules, rude and offensive words always scored as triple.
    ‘BUMBOY’ would be a lazy 45.

  18. Infidel Tiger King

    We got bogged in the car park of course but the four of us country boys got out easily and spent another hour pushing other people out.

    Was this at Mardi Gras?

  19. calli

    Thanks for posting that piece from Jack the Insider, Woolfe. Just had a call from a pal who had a mastectomy yesterday. Hopes to be out on Monday.

    Covid is the least of her worries. She’s a tough old gal.

  20. No one has forgotten the Balkan Wars you twit, Bobblejuice.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks for posting that piece from Jack the Insider, Woolfe.

    Likewise. One of my uncles had the rotisserie. Amazing procedure. I think it worked for him. Jack can commiserate with Grahame Whatever It Takes Richardson, who is still hanging in there. Bummer for them both, I wish Jack well.

    We’re not designed to live forever, but long enough to evaluate the message God has given us and choose yea or nay.

  22. Farmer Gez

    Was this at Mardi Gras?

    Nobody but nobody would hold a Mardi Gras at Waverley Park.
    Strange how your mind works though.

  23. Tim Neilson

    Do we really need to dwell obsessively on horrific events from the 1990’s?

    And quite apart from the 1992 Grand Final, numbers should shut up about the Balkans.

  24. Farmer Gez

    Bloody agency staff out of the Northern suburbs of Melbourne are spreading the virus far and wide.
    Six aged care facilities hit and Kyabram medical centre from staff.

  25. No more extraditions from Oz to Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong has now created a new National Security Deputy Commissioner of Police and just unveiled a new building for the new Department. Bit like the old Special Branch but in reverse as now investigating Hong Kong people over activities that CCP do not approve of.

  26. Makka

    No more extraditions from Oz to Hong Kong.

    And Scummo offering visas to those who want to bail Honkers.

    HK people, don’t come to Vic. You have more freedom where you are!

  27. shatterzzz

    Sorry, got switched into BOLD and couldn’t get it out!

    Another of those media reality stories but only the side that suits the agenda … I’ve lived in HC in western Sydney for the past 30 years, I raised 4 kids as a single parent (Dad) from Primary thru to their late teens/early twenties. A small estate of 69 dwellings set apart from any private housing & surrounded by a main road, hospital, high school and shopping centre.
    From 1983 thru to 2005 this estate was drug central for most of western Sydney .. as the publicity blitz targeted the NSW farce to clean-up Cabramatta the trade had to go somewhere .. it came here .. 700 metres from a 100+ farce outpost and a million miles from law & order other than the, designated, bagman who drove the squad car for the Friday afternoon rent, that is!
    .. a drug ravaged, NO GO zone abandoned by the NSW farce and given the Nelson eye by both NSW Housing and State gummint .. since the advent of the mobile phone, home delivery and the swing away from kerbside dealing this place has since settled into, basic, suburban life ..
    BUT make no mistake what occurred here over the 20 plus years from 1983 on WOULDN’T have been allowed if these were privately owned properties ..
    I have no doubt, it’s relatively easy for media to find the RIGHT source when they want to Pauline bash but a comparison opinion isn’t required!
    And I won’t even touch on the involvement both financial & otherwise of the local HC office except to say .. the drug dealer would have been GREEN with ENVY!
    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/i-grew-up-in-public-housing-heres-what-i-wish-more-australians-knew/ar-BB16vDKk?li=AAgfYrC

  28. thefrollickingmole

    With a population of 2.79m people to feed from, they would soon resemble the Albanian Special Operations Battalion.

    So still better than the ADF QWERTY fast response battalion?

    Exclusive timewarp footage, from the future country of Hutt River Province, 2050, colourised.

  29. Infidel Tiger King

    Chris Uhlmann
    @CUhlmann
    ·
    2h
    The Prime Minister, for the second time this year, is very specific when he describes the nature of the administration in Beijing. It is “the Chinese Communist Party Government”. Small things sometimes signal large shifts in thinking. #auspol
    @9NewsAUS

    Some very pleasing rhetoric about communist China lately.

    Shorten would have committed our troops to put the Hong Kongers down.

  30. Eyrie

    With Tom Kratman in charge of defence you’d have, out of 2.79 million people about one million men with military training to get your Special Forces from and one million female support and logistics troops also with training, who could fight in a pinch.
    So let’s see: Swanbourne Barracks for Special Forces, RWAAF Pearce for training and Air Defence of Perth and a nice Naval base in Cockburn Sound with another in Albany. The rest the Swiss model plus various bases already all over WA.
    Forget attracting gentleman, do what the US Marines do and turn footloose street gang members into soldiers. Not every Air force officer needs to be Air Marshall material with a uni degree, they need to be able to fly and shoot is all.

  31. notafan

    Okay I can’t sit in the cafe with my coffee but I’ve been out all day. Out now actually.

    Many many ‘essential’ things to do.

    Many many notional fines to accumulate.

    #wexitnow

  32. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger King

    Can you imagine the East without WA to bludge off.
    They would be stuck selling their daughters to swarthy sex tourists form exotic lands like Karratha and Kunnunarra like the uglier and cheaper version of the Russian federation.
    Wed steal their best, brightest and most beautiful with the lure of our filthy lucre and obvious Chad qualities leaving them to fight each other for whos turn it was in the barrel that evening (spoiler: its always the South Australian).
    As WA became the new Singapore we would have to impose harder and harder borders to stop the withered and ruined remnants of Easter States humanity from polluting our paradise.

    Every child would be given a .22 at the age of 8 so there would be no need for a conventional army at all, 2.5 million crack shots would ensure any invaders would stick to the East Coast.

  33. zyconoclast

    Nothing new under the sun

    The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

    In the past few years, trust in traditional media has reached new lows. Many Americans disbelieve what they hear from the “mainstream media,” and have turned to getting information from media echo chambers which are reflective of a single party or ideology. In this book, Paul Matzko reveals that this is not the first such moment in modern American history.

    The Radio Right tells the story of the 1960s far Right, who were frustrated by what they perceived to be liberal bias in the national media, particularly the media’s sycophantic relationship with the John F. Kennedy administration. These people turned for news and commentary to a resurgent form of ultra-conservative mass media: radio. As networks shifted their resources to television, radio increasingly became the preserve of cash-strapped, independent station owners who were willing to air the hundreds of new right-wing programs that sprang up in the late 1950s and 1960s. By the early 1960s, millions of Americans listened each week to conservative broadcasters, the most prominent of which were clergy or lay broadcasters from across the religious spectrum, including Carl McIntire, Billy James Hargis, and Clarence Manion. Though divided by theology, these speakers were united by their distrust of political and theological liberalism and their antipathy towards JFK. The political influence of the new Radio Right quickly became apparent as the broadcasters attacked the Kennedy administration’s policies and encouraged grassroots conservative activism on a massive scale.

    Matzko relates how, by 1963, Kennedy was so alarmed by the rise of the Radio Right that he ordered the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Communications Commission to target conservative broadcasters with tax audits and enhanced regulatory scrutiny via the Fairness Doctrine. Right-wing broadcasters lost hundreds of stations and millions of listeners. Not until the deregulation of the airwaves under the Carter and Reagan administrations would right-wing radio regain its former prominence. The Radio Right provides the essential pre-history for the last four decades of conservative activism, as well as the historical context for current issues of political bias and censorship in the media.

  34. zyconoclast

    More than 100 Chinese students paid up to $800 each to be driven from Melbourne to Sydney before the border shut to escape Victoria’s coronavirus lockdown.

    Travel agents say hundreds of international students are trying to cross the Victoria-NSW border, which was closed at midnight on Tuesday following a second spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.

    Zhijie An, a travel agency owner in Melbourne, told the ABC he organised the transportation of more than 50 students into NSW over the past week.

    ‘I have received another 400 requests from Chinese students since the border closure was announced,’ Mr An said.

  35. notafan

    Can WA change its name to The Country Formerly Known as the Colony of Western Australia when it goes commando?

    Or any other name with colony in it

    Eg

    Red Dirt and Sand Colony.

    The Colony of Nullabor.

  36. zyconoclast

    ‘BREATHE Act’ Calls on States to Expand Voting to ‘Undocumented People’

    led by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), is championing a reform measure dubbed the “BREATHE Act,” which contains a slew of radical proposals, including the call to incentivize states to pass laws that expand voting access, allowing “local and State resident voting for undocumented people.”

    The proposal, drafted in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives, aims to overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system, providing a range of radical changes — from defunding the police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to establishing a commission tasked with designing reparations for victims of “mass criminalization.”

  37. Mater

    Can you imagine the East without WA to bludge off.

    As soon as you didn’t have the “bludging East Coasters” to whinge about, you’d turn on each other.
    A civil war between the North and the South (of the river) would be inevitable.
    Haters gotta hate!

  38. I would move to New Holland.

    Wonderful place, free from that tyrannical overgrown sheep station with pretensions of grandeur.

  39. zyconoclast

    A San Francisco supervisor drafted legislation that would make “racially exploitative” 911 calls a crime.

    Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act on Tuesday. The ordinance has been dubbed the CAREN Act in reference to the catch-all name given to white women filmed overreacting to minor incidents. Walton said the legislation is necessary to prevent racially biased emergency reports in the future.

  40. Infidel Tiger King

    As soon as you didn’t have the “bludging East Coasters” to whinge about, you’d turn on each other.
    A civil war between the North and the South (of the river) would be inevitable.

    The North will win that war too.

  41. Perth Trader

    The West coast of Aust. was settled with free men and women of good european stock. Unlike the east coast that was settled with whoreing drunks and murderous rabble .

  42. cohenite

    I don’t understand why this omar skank is still running around calling for the destruction of US society since she allegedly married her own brother to circumvent immigration laws.

  43. Perth Trader

    …we speak the queens tongue here, not some alley cat type lingo.

  44. Tim Neilson

    The West coast of Aust. was settled with free men and women of good european stock. Unlike the east coast that was settled with whoreing drunks and murderous rabble .

    What went wrong?

  45. Perth Trader

    Tim….NOTHING went wrong…..

  46. woolfe

    A civil war between the North and the South (of the river) would be inevitable.

    There is a southern side of the river?

  47. Perth Trader

    …did I mention I’m from west aust and I’m proud of my State.

  48. Farmer Gez

    Dan Andrews at the podium “getting the job done.”

    We had a job done on us that’s for sure.

    Message to WA cats. Don’t annoy Vics at the moment, we’re about ready to go right off.

  49. Infidel Tiger King

    There is a southern side of the river?

    Apparently.

    Filled with ghouls and hose beasts.

  50. shatterzzz

    A man goes to a public golf course. He approaches the man behind the counter in the pro shop and says, “I would like 18 holes of golf and a caddie.”
    The man behind the counter says, “The 18 holes of golf is no problem, but all our caddies are out on the course.
    But – we just received 8 brand new robot golf caddies. If you’re willing to take one with you out on the course and come back and tell me how well it works, your round of golf is on me today.
    The golfer obviously accepted the man’s offer.
    He approached the first tee, looked at the fairway and said to himself, “I think my driver will do the job.”
    The robot caddie turned to the man and said, “No sir. Use your 3 wood. A driver is far too much club for this hole.”
    Hesitantly, the golfer pulled out his 3 wood, made good contact with the ball and it landed about 3 metres to the right front of the hole on the green.
    The golfer, delighted, turned to the robot and thanked him for his assistance.
    And this was the way the rest of the game went – the robot’s suggestions were always correct and the man’s entire game was the best game he had ever played.
    A week passed and excited, the golfer returned to the pro shop. Upon entering, he turned to the man behind the counter and said, “I would like 18 holes of golf and one of those robot golf caddies, please.”
    The gentleman from behind the counter turned to the man and said, “Well the 18 holes is no problem however, we had to get rid of the robots. We had too many complaints.”
    “COMPLAINTS? Who in the heck could’ve complained about those robots? They were incredible!”
    The man sighed and said, “Well, it wasn’t their performance. It was that they were made of shiny silver metal and the sun reflecting off them was blinding to other golfers on the fairway.”
    The golfer said, “So then why didn’t you just paint them black?”
    The man nodded sadly and replied, “We did. Then four of them didn’t show up for work, two of them applied for welfare, one of them robbed the pro shop and the other one thinks he’s the President ..

  51. Perth Trader

    …good news victorians. I added my bit to a food drive that the local school was putting together for you all. Not sure when it will get there but I donated a lamb and a carton of local wines. ‘We’re all in this together”.

  52. Perth Trader

    …I hope the lamb makes it…it was still alive.

  53. rickw

    I don’t understand why this omar skank is still running around calling for the destruction of US society since she allegedly married her own brother to circumvent immigration laws.

    Why isn’t she in jail or deported?

    If joe average did this….

  54. JC

    If joe average did this….

    The average Joe marries his brother?

  55. cohenite

    If WA secedes can it take this mob with them; it’ll liven things up for them:

    ‘Trust me, you wouldn’t eat it!’ RoP housing commission resident trapped in Melbourne’s misery towers complains the food she’s given for free isn’t halal

  56. Top Ender

    Excellent mocking!

    The Mocker: Greens leader Adam Bandt postures, virtue-signals as party slides to irrelevance

    THE MOCKER

    Greens leader Adam Bandt was on a coronavirus mercy mission this week when he visited a North Melbourne housing commission estate in lockdown. According to Bandt, one resident, protesting the mass presence of police, dropped him a note written in a colourful marker pen.

    Unfortunately for Bandt, his tweeting an image of this letter did not get the desired response.

    Many were sceptical about the its origins, pointing to the absence of spelling and punctuation errors. Soon Twitter was awash with images of satirical letters to Bandt with the hashtag #HiAdamLetters. They inspired me to pen a few myself.

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am a prisoner in my one-bedroom apartment situated on the twentieth floor. Imagine my loneliness. As I look from on high, I can just make out the ant-like figures of people below but amazingly I somehow recognised you. I decided to write you this note and alert you to my plight. I cannot post it and only hope that when I throw it out the window it will magically find its way to you. If only there were a global network of machines which could communicate with each other instantaneously, linked by a multitude of wireless, electronic, and optical technologies that could fit in one’s palm. Regards, Sophia

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am a social worker who, in solidarity with these imprisoned residents, has volunteered to stay and comfort them. I have also personally interviewed every single resident in this massive complex and can confirm, of the ones who have contracted coronavirus, none did so as a result of attending the Black Lives Matter protests or coming into contact with someone who had been to those rallies. Regards, Lucy

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am Iranian asylum-seeker and father of two. Government repress us but I very glad you defend our human rights. Also my six-year-old son Farrokh watch coverage of the Eden-Monaro by election on Saturday and said, “The Greens’ securing of 4.52 per cent of primary votes is testament to the strength of Adam’s leadership”. Proof that voting age should be lowered to 16. Peace, Hashem

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am Hashem’s daughter. In this post-truth era it is vital that residents are kept up-to-date and informed by an impartial and well-resourced national broadcaster. As such I was devastated to learn the federal government has subjected the organisation to an $83 million three-year indexation freeze. Also ABC Life is no longer financially sustainable. Have the conservatives any idea of how knowledge-poor we will be if no longer have online articles such as “What I learned about climate change in a hot swimming pool car park” and “Yumi Stynes on how coronavirus isolation transformed the way she thinks about ‘beauty’”. Peace, Dilshad, Age 7

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am wife of Hashem. My English not good but I want to say ABC complies fully with statutory Charter. I wake up at night with panic attacks at thought of essential programs being cut as consequence of reduced funding. If conservative government really believe ABC biased maybe they should commission nice man Ray Martin to do independent review. Peace, Fatima

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, as a resident I am cross at the Andrews Government’s heavy-handed approach, but Scott Morrison deserves most of the blame. We need the best and brightest minds to find a cure for coronavirus. But if the federal government is successful in pushing up fees for humanities courses, I will be unable to complete my PhD thesis on how the disproportionately high death rate among males suffering coronavirus is simple a ruse to reinforce patriarchal control. Regards, Agatha

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I know the odds of residents’ letters landing directly next to you are normally slim, but fortunately I am skilled in mathematics and the art of wetting one’s thumb, and accordingly I’ve advised the occupants the relevant wind/speed velocity with appropriate adjustments for their level. I have calculated at least 95 per cent of the documents concerned will land within reach of you. Regards, Tobias

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, please excuse the messy writing and the tear-stained paper, but my treatment at the hands of this fascist police force has left me totally distraught. As a resident in lockdown I had ordered sanitary pads – an essential hygiene requirement – and hearing a knock at the door I answered it. “Sorry,” said the police officer, sanitary pads in hand, “I’ve obviously got the wrong apartment”. He went to shut the security door but unfortunately, as I stuck my head out to correct him I got my beard caught in the process. I feel utterly, utterly humiliated. Regards, Angelique

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I am an epidemiologist and have discovered information about coronavirus that the federal government is desperately trying to suppress. Through my research I have ascertained that unemployed people with anxiety are highly susceptible to the virus. However, this can be reversed if we maintain the doubling of JobSeeker payments indefinitely. Note, I do not trust conventional means of communicating with you, hence my decision to drop this letter randomly outside a housing commission high-rise just on the off chance you happen upon it. Signed, Anon

    ****************************************************************************

    Adam, I refer to a recent Guardian article written by Flemington housing resident and Sudanese-Australian Awatif Taha, referring to the mass descending of police on our estate. She correctly observes “When we see the police like that, we think there is a big problem.” Yet she then goes on to state “But we aren’t frightened by the police. I work with the police a lot, as a community worker. The police have been good tonight – very polite and very respectful.” Why does the Guardian allow this propaganda? Regards, Yassmin

    ****************************************************************************

    If Bandt is open to suggestions about how he could help his constituents in this latest outbreak, perhaps someone could remind him that as recently as late February the Greens leader’s priority was dining at Asian restaurants in order to combat “racism”. Last month he applauded the upcoming and unlawful Black Lives Matter mass assemblies, drawing an analogy between deaths by coronavirus and deaths by racism.

    Also, his protesting the hard lockdown of public housing tenants is little more than a token objection. If anything, he is shilling for the Andrews government, telling ABC News on Tuesday “If the rest of the country had done what Daniel Andrews had been urging them to do earlier on in the pandemic earlier on we might be further down the New Zealand road.”

    Yes, if only all the other states had refused the federal government’s offer of providing Australian Defence Force members to assist with hotel quarantining. They would have been far better off to engage dodgy security companies without going to tender. And kudos to those companies for providing at least five minutes security training to guards, albeit the topic “Bonking people in quarantine is strictly prohibited” was not included.

    Bandt would be better off putting aside the Comical Ali impersonation and concentrating on the needs of impoverished constituents, as opposed to those of affluent inner-types and university students. For example, how does he think tenants on social security can afford skyrocketing power prices, which will increase even further if the Greens succeed in their ambition to abolish coal mining?

    While he is at it, Bandt could have a quiet word to the party’s new senator, indigenous woman Lidia Thorpe, who last month bemoaned she had inherited “trans generational trauma, not stolen wealth”. Her base salary is $211,250. By comparison single age pensioners receive $24,554 per year and do not qualify until they turn 67. No doubt they would take comfort in Bandt’s tweeting “We’re all in this together”.

    Only last month he tweeted that the voters of Eden-Monaro could send “a powerful message about the climate crisis”. They certainly did, only it was Bandt who was the recipient of the powerful message, the Greens’ primary votes having dropped three per cent. He might be better off reconsidering his virtue preening and alarmist posturing.

    As one Twitter wag observed in a mock handwritten note “Bullshit letters won’t improve the situation but thanks for (your) concern”.

    THE MOCKER

    The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials.

  57. egg_

    “bludging East Coasters”

    Da ironing – after decades of WA parasites crying poor at the Premiers Meetings.
    Pray it doesn’t turn on you.

  58. Mater

    If WA secedes can it take this mob with them; it’ll liven things up for them:

    They’ll have Christmas Island. They’ll get the updated version.

  59. Infidel Tiger King

    Nice knowing you Shatterzz.

    Enjoy your smiting.

  60. Struth

    The West coast of Aust. was settled with free men and women of good european stock. Unlike the east coast that was settled with whoreing drunks and murderous rabble .

    Oh I do say old chap, enough of this convict free colony, rib tickler .

    You were thinking of South Australians and the South Australian company.
    Adelaide was the only convict free settlement, and they do like to let you know, although the person who dreamed up the whole affair was in jail himself when he got the idea.
    A one MR E.Wakefield, I do believe you will find.
    The East coast had long rid itself of white slavery but WA was importing criminals up until the 1850’s.
    The very last place in Awwwstralia to do so.

    Their descendants went on to become the WA police force members.

  61. Snoopy

    Say what you like about the Albanian Special Operations Battalion but at least they don’t have any bints or trannies.

  62. egg_

    BREAK the SHACKLES of FEDERATION…….West. Aust. for west aussies.

    You will have to start a name the new colony competition.

    Boongstraya.

  63. cohenite

    The average Joe marries his brother?

    If he has a shiny arse, too right.

  64. Pedro, I was at Central Deborah gold mine last weekend and since gold was first found, something like 700k tonnes has been dug up from Bendigo and surrounds alone. Tour guide said that the Kalgoorlie fields are the richest. How much has been dug up there? Was fascinating taking in that history.

  65. cohenite

    700k tonnes

    700k ozs?

  66. JC

    Stop annoying the readership, Cronkite.

  67. notafan

    I have been reading the ‘New Weekly’ at the hairdresser; well I’ve been looking at the pictures and reading the captions.

    So many celebrities I’ve never heard of.

    At least the centerfold was recognisable.

    Doomie in his fav outfit.

    I think.

  68. Struth

    I think just the super pit alone does about 10 to 15 tonne a year from Memory Black ball.

  69. caveman

    You will have to start a name the new colony competition

    Western China. 😷

  70. Delta A

    Adelaide was the only convict free settlement

    Quite so, Struth.

    And, contrary to an earlier chest-thumping post, South Australia was not in thrall to WA’s wealth when all around were broke. Thanks to the Burra copper mines, SA was sitting quite pretty.

  71. Infidel Tiger King

    WA has just banned entry to anyone who has been in Victoria within 14 days.

    Bloody hell, we all like taking the mick out of those ugly weirdos, but under what damn rule is this shenanigans happening?

    I would love a copy of the legislation allowing our fascist governments to do all this stuff.

  72. JC

    Green ideology appears to be a luxury item .

    Only last month he tweeted that the voters of Eden-Monaro could send “a powerful message about the climate crisis”. They certainly did, only it was Bandt who was the recipient of the powerful message, the Greens’ primary votes having dropped three per cent.

  73. JC

    Excerpt from Ender’s post.

  74. Perth Trader

    ….a 4 hour blackout would create a riot in any of those tower blocks right now. I hope none of you Melb. residents are getting any ideas .

  75. Delta A

    So many celebrities I’ve never heard of.

    Apparently, they call them ‘influencers’ these days, nota.

    As always, the most useless demographic craves the most impressive title.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘any other name with colony in it’

    Well, seeing as how mining seems to be the flag of the day:

    Colonoscopy.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Love is love, JC.

    Sure is.

    Ilhan Omar has paid new husband’s consulting firm $878,000, filings show (7 Jul)

    Washington—Rep. Ilhan Omar has continued quietly funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to her new husband’s consulting film, including a $189,000 windfall in March—just weeks after they announced they had tied the knot, campaign data shows.

  78. Infidel Tiger King

    Pilbara Ports Authority has broken its annual throughput record, despite the coronavirus pandemic throwing global supply chains into disarray.

    According to figures released on Thursday, the authority saw off 717.3 million tonnes of product in the 2019-20 financial year, an increase of 19.9 million tonnes, or 3 per cent, compared to the previous year – and a new record.

    Victoria’s top export is fake degrees for country shoppers.

    Is it any wonder secession is on the cards.

  79. Perth Trader

    Infidel….the premiers are using the ‘health act’ to enforce the border’s closed.

  80. Eyrie

    Try until 1868 , Struth. Including Irish political prisoners which led to the Catalpa episode.
    Captain George Anthony didn’t have a dog in the hunt but thought it was the *right* thing to do so he left wife and young child and sailed around the world.
    In today’s terms it is like staging a prison break from Mars.

  81. William the Conjuror

    The West coast of Aust. was settled with free men and women of good european stock. Unlike the east coast that was settled with whoreing drunks and murderous rabble .

    More than 9,700 convicts were transported from England to Western Australia. Plenty of whores, drunks and murderous rabble settled there.

  82. Struth

    Burra and Kapunda were indeed the first real mining “rushes” in Australia.
    Just not gold.

    The Cornish came over and now SA has Cornish Pasties and these were to be consumed with Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee.
    However the f…ng Chinese own that now and that’s enough to make it curdle in ya guts.

    South Australia combined hot British pies and Pasties and German cold Bakery style Cakes and came up with the heaven that is smoko time bakeries in SA.

    Some of the best are to be found in Truro, Waikerie, Gawler, Mt Compass, ……..actually too many to name are great, but the point being is they are not matched interstate.

  83. JC

    Before you WA guys upend and leave the Commonwealth, it may be worth figuring out how much you owe the rest of the country… and I’m not talking about the last 20 years. We need to back back over , say, 150 odd years and do a properly worked out cost benefit analysis.

    A cost benefit analysis was recently broadly summed over the issue of reparations for African Americans. It came out that this group would actually end up owing white/rest of Americans money.

    1. Cost of slavery to forbears.
    2. Cost of illiberal laws such as Jim Crow.
    3. Benefit for all future generations living in a wealthier country than where the ancestors came from.
    Adding 1 & 2, then subtracting 3 would mean Americans of African decent from slavery would end up owing.

  84. Perth Trader

    ….political prisoners….pffffft. My family was thrown out of Ireland for the simple gesture of shaggin’ the local gentries daughter.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    Plenty of whores, drunks and murderous rabble settled there.

    Hence Diggers & Dealers. 😀

  86. Boambee John

    Eyrie

    Not every Air force officer needs to be Air Marshall material with a uni degree, they need to be able to fly and shoot is all.

    This is a major weakness in Air Force personnel management.

    To meet the “every pilot a potential Air Marshal” objective, all (or most?) pilots must receive a range of operational, training and stsff experience, and attend higher staff training.

    It might be better to have a two stream system, with officer pilots as potential Air Marshals and NCO pilots as pure flyers. Pay SGT pilots the same mikitary salary and allowances as flying officers, FLT SGTs as flight lieutenants, WOFFs as squadron leaders. Rotate them between operational and flying training units over a 20 year career, and give only the officers staff postings and training.

  87. H B Bear

    Has SloMo’s app detected any Wu Flu yet?

    It seems even more useless than the average IT project.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The East coast had long rid itself of white slavery but WA was importing criminals up until the 1850’s.
    The very last place in Awwwstralia to do so.

    Western Australia asked for convicts to be transported there in 1850, claiming a shortage of labor. 9700 were transported there, until 1868.

  89. calli

    Harrrrumph! My convicts were a Better Class of Rabble. 😃

  90. Eyrie

    If you find yourself on the beach just south of the Rockingham pub, check out the Catalpa memorial.
    Truly beautiful.

  91. Struth

    Try until 1868

    Yep, that’s right.
    You are absolutely correct.
    I was just going off of what I could remember from my research and tour work, but as the foggy alcoholic days of no work thanks to the government grow in number, the fog never seems to clear………..
    It was the act that came into play in the 1850’s

  92. caveman

    it may be worth figuring out how much you owe the rest of the country…

    You mean , Reperations that word is just so hot right now.

  93. Struth

    ….political prisoners….pffffft. My family was thrown out of Ireland for the simple gesture of shaggin’ the local gentries daughter.

    Well I hope they didn’t do her all at once.

  94. H B Bear

    I don’t really care who owns Farmers Milk. So long as it is made from Australian cows by Australian farmers and there are noCh1nks around to put melanin in it.

  95. Perth Trader

    JC….they owe us. A back of the beer coaster analysis shows that the east coast have been a burden to us for over 150 years. If they dont coff’ up , we’ll send them our down trodden and frail.

  96. jupes

    Can anyone explain the ‘science’ behind the 5 day hard lockdown for blocks of flats compared to a six week lockdown of the city?

  97. calli

    Very beautiful, Eyrie.

  98. calli

    Jupes, it’s got way beyond “science” now.

    I realised that when they started talking aerosols this week.

    An easy experiment to do right at the beginning. We’ve been had.

  99. It might be better to have a two stream system,

    Why? There’s no shortage of would be pilots or officers. The military can get so picky they can say no to you being a radar tech. if you got a parking fine and no other applicants did.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    JC….they owe us. A back of the beer coaster analysis shows that the east coast have been a burden to us for over 150 years

    Didn’t Mike Nahan make a speech to that effect some years ago? Any funds Western Australia had received from the Commonwealth had, since 1969, and the first iron ore boom, been well and truly repaid?

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can anyone explain the ‘science’ behind the 5 day hard lockdown for blocks of flats compared to a six week lockdown of the city?

    Got to let them out for Friday prayers?

  102. cohenite

    From the great Roy Spencer, a graph showing that CO2 kept rising in the atmosphere despite human emissions dropping by 25% during the chunk virus bullshit:

    https://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/MLO-CO2-data-through-May-2020-ann-cyc-removed.jpg

  103. jupes

    More than 9,700 convicts were transported from England to Western Australia.

    The settlement of 1829 was initially sans convicts but after 21 years of hard yakka and a dwindling of new arrivals, who preferred the 41 year more advanced Sydney, the colony of Western Australia decided that a few slaves were needed to do a bit of development around the place so they requested convicts. They did a good job too. Here’s an example of their work.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eyrie – that’s a good a story as the escape of Carlos Ghosn.

    Carlos Ghosn Paid Ex-Green Beret $860,000 For Great Escape (7 Jul)

    U.S. prosecutors said ex-Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn paid a company managed by Ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor $860,000 in October for his great escape from Tokyo to Lebanon two months later to avoid criminal charges, reported Bloomberg.

    U.S. authorities arrested the former special operations soldier and his son, Peter Taylor, in May, for their involvement in Ghosn’s great escape, who was packed into a music box and loaded onto a private plane in December and flown from Tokyo to Turkey then to Lebanon.

    As the conviction rate in Japanese courts is about 99% you can see why he might want to pay that much excess postage to be mailed to Lebanon in a box.

  105. calli

    How is this different to BLM demos?

  106. jupes

    Got to let them out for Friday prayers?

    You’ve nailed it.

  107. jupes

    How is this different to BLM demos?

    Less reprobates?

  108. Struth

    Can anyone explain the ‘science’ behind the 5 day hard lockdown for blocks of flats compared to a six week lockdown of the city?

    The true science is called the study of dictatorships.
    You can ask all the questions you like, they will do what they like and even make stupid decisions purposefully to let you know that you are not going to be answered and you’ll do what you are dam well told no matter how stupid it seems.
    Like a grunt in the army told to kiss his rifle and loudly shout, I love my rifle.
    he knows questioning is pointless, and to obey is his only option.

  109. Farmer Gez

    The West coast of Aust. was settled with free men and women of good european stock. Unlike the east coast that was settled with whoreing drunks and murderous rabble

    I didn’t want to do this but some WA cats getting far to cocky.

    Brian Burke.
    Carmen Lawrence.
    Laurie Connell.
    Alan Bond.
    Robert Holmes à Court.

  110. egg_

    Did Stacks catch this one?

    14 y.o. girl cuts her 10 y.o. cousin’s throat.

    Gunnedah death: Teenage girl charged with murder of 10-year-old

    What’s the bet on their ethnicity?

  111. caveman

    The Tower people have cleaned up, $1500 payout on top of what else they were on, free food some State luvin and all before the 6 week lockdan. So what did the rest get…. just a 6 week lockdan. That’s winning.

  112. jo

    Plenty of whores, drunks and murderous rabble settled there.

    I fitted in well for quite a while. Never should have left.

  113. Boambee John

    Legalise Sedition
    #3508445, posted on July 9, 2020 at 5:41 pm
    It might be better to have a two stream system,

    Why? There’s no shortage of would be pilots or officers. The military can get so picky they can say no to you being a radar tech. if you got a parking fine and no other applicants did.

    Because providing the full range of training and postings is expensive. The more pilots who spend time away from flying, the more need to be trained. Then, after they have been away from flying for a while, they need refresher training to get back up to speed. All that uses up the fatigue life of aircraft, and demands more frequent overhauls, that remove aircraft from service, and cost lots.

    For starters.

  114. Struth

    💩 Horse manure may protect us from the Corona Virus 🦠 …
    ~ Take fresh horse manure & rub your hands with it. It has the following actions:
    1. It prevents you from touching your nose, eyes, mouth.
    2. People will keep at least 6 feet away from you.
    3. No one will want to shake your hand.
    4. You will safely wash your hands well, before going to lunch.
    ~ We promise, it works.

    He he…………………..

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Brian Burke.
    Carmen Lawrence.
    Laurie Connell.
    Alan Bond.
    Robert Holmes à Court.

    Brian Burke and Alan Bond finished up in tronk for their sins, Carmen Lawrence should have.

  116. Perth Trader

    Gez…..5 bad eggs in a population of 2.6 mill. I think most of them came in as 10 pound poms or they fled Sth Africa with a few Rand in there pocket. Whats a man to to do….arrest the lot?

  117. calli

    I didn’t want to do this but some WA cats getting far to cocky.

    Let them have their moment in the sun. 🌞

  118. egg_

    Can anyone explain the ‘science’ behind the 5 day hard lockdown for blocks of flats compared to a six week lockdown of the city?

    The Tower Blocks are a unicorn for the hotel quarantine fiasco.
    Just like NSW Police went after Carnival Cruises after NSW ‘Elf fvcked up.

  119. A fully operational modern multi-role “fighter” plane costs at least 120 mn USD.

    The solution to that is drones (and cruise missiles and nukes). Not being cheap with training.

    Why buy something to NOT use it, even in training mode?

    Then you don’t want it.

    A fighter plane that is never used is a waste of money. One that has physically depreciated has been utilised. If the ground crews don’t service them enough in peacetime, they will be useless during wartime.

    The RAAF system is good because if senior officers get killed, they have a large pool to draw on to promote very quickly during wartime conditions.

  120. H B Bear

    You could put Brian Burke up against Eddie Obeid any day of the week. About the only time he might look any good.

    Not sure about Laurie Connell.

    Holmes a Court mainly dudded West Australians in the end.

  121. You may have missed this.

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  122. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Injun ex boat Dr says COVID-1984 numbers shouldn’t be alarming
    Don’t get tested unless you’re sick
    He won’t be invited back

  123. Pedro the Loafer

    Black Ball. Your figures of Bendigo’s gold production might be a bit off. Kirkland Lakes’ Fosterville mine 30 km east of Bendigo is going gangbusters with around 1.5 million ounces this year.

    Western Australian gold mines produce around 2-300 tonnes of gold annually, and have done for many years.

    Nobody really knows just how much gold has been extracted in Australia since the first discoveries at Bathurst and that same year in Victoria, the old miners were notoriously close mouthed about where and how much the had dug up, there was no effective government department keeping tabs, no financial tracking and most gold trades were done privately.

    A very good reference work for the history of gold mining in Australia is the three volume set of Gold and Ghosts by D.W DeHavelland, Hesperian Press.

  124. Perth Trader

    Holmes a Court made millions by not paying tax on capital gains. There was no tax on capital gains at the time. Its good to see battlers getting ahead…..

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    A fully operational modern multi-role “fighter” plane costs at least 120 mn USD.
    The solution to that is drones (and cruise missiles and nukes).

    Yep.

    A Swarm Of Swarms: Toward Aerospace Warfare Model Of The 21st Century (8 Jul)

  126. A very good reference work for the history of gold mining in Australia is the three volume set of Gold and Ghosts by D.W DeHavelland, Hesperian Press.

    How can you get a copy of this at all, and if so, that isn’t absurdly expensive?

    1st hit on Google for volumes 1 and 2 (of three volumes) is $2,400!

  127. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Second spike of infections NOT from overseas travellers
    5% infection rate found in Tower Blocks

    Pull the other one
    Isn’t herd immunity 55% in 6 months?
    Running protection for the quarantine fiasco and extra testing?

  128. Boambee John

    Dot

    Why buy something to NOT use it, even in training mode?

    Think while reading. I did not say not to use aircraft, I indicated that using them to provide refresher training for every pilot, after their satff postings and training, wastes a vakuable resource. Piolts who spend all their time flying don’t need regular refresher training, just their allocated annual hours.

    And if, as you say, “drones (and cruise missiles and nukes)”are the future, do we need pilots at all? I disagree with the concept of a pure “drones (and cruise missiles and nukes)” Air Force, they have their place. Make up your mind where you stand!

  129. cohenite

    Pedro the Loafer
    #3508485, posted on July 9, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    Black Ball. Your figures of Bendigo’s gold production might be a bit off. Kirkland Lakes’ Fosterville mine 30 km east of Bendigo is going gangbusters with around 1.5 million ounces this year.

    I thought BB said 700 thousand tonnes. I had my pick and shovel packed and was ready to leave when I thought about it again.

  130. Delta A

    South Australia combined hot British pies and Pasties and German cold Bakery style Cakes and came up with the heaven that is smoko time bakeries in SA.

    Add to that, scrumptious smoked smallgoods and the best wines in Australia, some of the first vines planted by an ancestor in the Barossa.

    As a truckie, you would have known the best bakery stops in Australia.

    We were fortunate to travel the country for 10 years prior to my health hiccup. My verdict: the eastern states bakeries stock mainly British type goods and pasties, even some cooked with curry and capsicum etc, and hardly anyone stocks our SA mettwurst. Having said that, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a inner city Perth restaurant which served the best smoked hocks and sauerkraut I’ve ever tasted.

    In short: we all piss each other off from time to time, but we all need each other together.

    (Thus ends Pollynna Preaching Chapter 5, verse 7.)

  131. thefrollickingmole

    I know no-one cares much but heres how 600+ years of legal tradition is treated in Westfailure.

    From the JP association here in WA

    PRACTICE DIRECTION 1 OF 2020

    Justices of the Peace have a long history of sitting in Courts in Western Australia and in doing so have made a significant contribution to the administration of justice. However with the increasing number of either way offences being dealt with in the Magistrates Court their role has in recent years been confined to Restraining Orders and simple traffic matters. Like many volunteer organisations, the number of Justices of the Peace has declined over time and the average age has increased.

    In light of these factors and the availability of audio/visual technology, it is an appropriate time for Magistrates Courts to be constituted only by legally qualified Magistrates. Accordingly a Registrar should no longer request a Justice of the Peace to constitute a Court or direct a Deputy Registrar to request a Justice of the Peace to constitute a Court. This Practice Direction is effective from 1 August 2020.

    ….
    RAJWA members are particularly upset, they feel devalued, disrespected, and there is no appreciation for the significant volunteer services they provide. They are more upset about the way this was communicated with no consultation. The ABC knew about this before the JPs.

    Mr Heaths comments:

    It would have been nice to have more time to discuss this; however, COVID restrictions have impacted this decision. It is always challenging to give forewarning as I would be concerned that the media may release this before the official notification.

    Why was their no consultation with RAJWA or JPs around WA? We are advised that not even the police have been consulted. As a significant stakeholder, why was there no consultation?

    There was no consultation with anyone, nor did I intend to consult. This was not a decision that could be affected or changed by discussion. There was no time to give pre-notice to the Association as I was concerned with leaks to the media. There was no change to how you do the work. I am taking the job away, not changing it. Because I decided to no longer use Justices, there was no consultation was needed. This decision does not affect police operations.

    (RAJWA disagreed and challenged these comments.)

    Many of our members are concerned as to whether this decision was based on incorrect or poor decisions made by JPs. Is this the case?

    There are no concerns over decisions made or the competence of JP. There are occasional matters that come to my attention, and these are referred to the Training Committee. I do prefer qualified Magistrates, and this is an opportunity to put Magistrates in each court and have additional resources. I do have more issues with Magistrate’s decision that are challenged in the Supreme Court.

    There you have it, no consultation (even with the police), no problems with JPs service in court, just a preference for magistrates and an opportunity to stack the courts.

  132. William the Conjuror

    South Australia didn’t receive any convicts directly from England, but they did get some escapees and former convicts as settlers from the other states. In keeping with its English traditions, South Australia sent its own felons to the other states as convicts.

  133. Pedro the Loafer

    1st hit on Google for volumes 1 and 2 (of three volumes) is $2,400!

    – Legalise @6.09pm.

    FMD! I have had those volumes in the bookshelves at Casa Pedro since 1993. I bought them direct from the publisher in Victoria Park, but no idea what I paid, it was nothing like $2.4K.

    Volume 1 is the most sought after of the set, it has a lot of detailed information about all of WA’s gold producing areas dating back to the 1870’s. My copy is heavily annotated (by me) with core results, drill sample analysis, claim boundaries and map references and was my “go to” book for a few years before iPads and laptops became essential tools.

    I had no idea it had become valuable.

    BTW Not for sale. 🙂

  134. jupes

    Example 50 billion of the insanity of today’s world:

    Heritier Lumumba was a pretty good footballer in his day. He was a premiership player with Collingwood and made the All Australian team in 2010. His form dropped away after that and he was transferred to Melbourne in 2015 and retired two years later.

    His alternate career was as a Social Justice Warrior. Born to a Brazilian mother and African father he was the first player from Brazil to play in the AFL. He initially used his step-father’s name and started his playing career as Harry O’Brien. Lumumba was made the (becoming woke) AFL’s first multi-cultural ambassador in 2006 and held that position until 2013. Julia Gillard made him one of Australia’s ‘People of Australia Embassadors’ (?) in 2012. He met the Dalai Lama in 2011 and sooked when his demand to meet Barak Obama was leaked to the press.

    Curently, no longer a footballer with the media clout that gives, Lumumba has been dropped from the SJW A-list in Australia. However, alert to the opportunity provided by the terrorists at BLM, Lumumba has jumped at the chance to accuse his former club of, you guessed it, “racism”. I imagine at some point, the gormless sense of entitlement of this tosser became a hindrance to team harmony and his teammates didn’t respect him as much as he thought they should. Maybe, (or maybe not), some of them even referred to him as “chimp”.

    It will come as no surprise that Collingwood Football Club, led by the woke idiot Eddie McGuire, has hired professional race grifter, Larissa Behrendt, to conduct an investigation into whether Lumumba was called a name back in the day.

    FMD

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    I thought BB said 700 thousand tonnes. I had my pick and shovel packed and was ready to leave

    Have spacesuit will travel.

    NASA mission to weird metal asteroid Psyche remains on track for 2022 launch (8 Jul)

    A NASA mission to one of the most intriguing objects in the solar system just cleared a big hurdle on the path toward its 2022 launch.

    The Psyche mission, which will explore the 140-mile-wide (225 kilometers) metallic asteroid 16 Psyche, just passed its critical design review (CDR), NASA officials announced today (July 7).

    Most of the objects in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter are rocky. But, strangely, 16 Psyche appears to be made primarily of metallic iron and nickel, a composition similar to that of Earth’s core. For that reason, scientists suspect that 16 Psyche may be the exposed core of an ancient planet, whose rocky outer layers were stripped away by impacts long ago.

    The $850 million Psyche mission will help scientists assess that hypothesis.

    Lasseter would wet himself. Don’t bother with a rock pick, but make sure you take an oxy torch.

  136. stackja

    Public housing residents in a tower that has at least 53 coronavirus cases will remain in hard lockdown, while residents in the remaining towers will be eased to stage three restrictions. It comes as Victoria recorded 165 new coronavirus cases on day one of strict new rules across the city.

    Sophie Welsh, Alex White, Brianna Travers, Lucy Callander and Ashley Argoon, Herald Sun
    July 9, 2020 6:15pm

    Residents of public housing towers at 33 Alfred St, North Melbourne will be confined to lockdown for a further nine days after testing revealed at least 53 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.

    After 2515 tower residents were tested in five days, one tower had a substantially high number of cases.

    33 Alfred St, North Melbourne has the highest cases of all towers, with at least 53 confirmed cases.

    All residents of the affected tower must now isolate for 14 days, while some other towers can ease back to Stage Three restrictions too.

    Towers at 12 Sutton Street, 76 Canning Street, 12 Holland Court, 120 Racecourse Rd, 126 and 130 Racecourse Rd will reopen from 11.59pm on Thursday night.

    There were 158 positive cases in the towers, which equals about 11 per cent of residents.

  137. , I indicated that using them to provide refresher training for every pilot, after their satff postings and training, wastes a vakuable resource.

    Creating a competent pool of potential air staff who are also competent military pilots and field grade officers isn’t cheap.

    I don’t think it is a waste at all.

    The costs of bringing a squadron leader up to speed on flying who just passed out of staff college is marginal compared to the cost of an air to air missile, waste in government, diversity programmes and so on.

    I doubt they need much retraining.

    Being a small country with a small military and a large land mass, we need the best equipment and excellent training. Our servicemen are going to be expensive. This is predicated by being highly effective.

    Give me a razor and I will find savings everywhere anyway.

  138. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Injun ex boat Dr* says COVID-1984 numbers shouldn’t be alarming
    Don’t get tested unless you’re sick
    He won’t be invited back

    *Prof Shitij Kapur, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) of the University of Melbourne.

  139. Nick

    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has revealed an “epidemiological link” between Victoria’s two biggest COVID-19 clusters in housing commission flats in Melbourne’s inner northwest and the state’s largest Isamist school in the outer west.

    Imagine if it were a private or joooish school.

  140. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Concerned Kanye is giving Trump a free boost via social meeja
    Trump’s last social meeja boost for nomination was estimated as close to $2Bn worth of paid advertising

  141. Herodotus

    Note allegedly thrown to Adam Bandt from one of the towers in Melbourne:

    Adam, I am a downtrodden everyman resident of this fine cross-cultural tower. We all voted for cross-eyed twit premier who has, without compunction, imposed a how you say? Ring of Hobnail Booted Gendarmerie to keep us like circus animals. Please get your heroic Green Party to liberate Melbourne, not just your seat, the whole city. We have faith in you and your brave brethren in the noble Green Party.

  142. egg_

    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has revealed an “epidemiological link” between Victoria’s two biggest COVID-19 clusters in housing commission flats in Melbourne’s inner northwest and the state’s largest Isamist school in the outer west.

    What about the quarantine hotels, Sherlock?

  143. rickw

    Far Left ‘Breathe Act’ Would Grant Non Citizens The Right To Vote

    Just formalising what already happens. I’ve met plenty of US residents who claim to have voted in US elections.

  144. Steve trickler

    Nature continues to run amok in China and the commies run amok abroad.

    Victorians are getting a good taste of this CCP social policy.



  145. Cassie of Sydney

    “Nick
    #3508515, posted on July 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm
    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has revealed an “epidemiological link” between Victoria’s two biggest COVID-19 clusters in housing commission flats in Melbourne’s inner northwest and the state’s largest Isamist school in the outer west.

    Imagine if it were a private or joooish school.”

    Imagine…however Dan Xi Man…or should that be Dan the Dhimmiman….is quite selective about what religion he likes to target. Ramadandingdongs…kosher…a group of Joooish men praying….haram.

  146. egg_

    Are the 500 Cops guarding the towers being regularly tested for the beer bug?

  147. cohenite

    I don’t think the hunchback is guilty of treason yet, either under the Commonwealth or state codes, but he must be close.

  148. Makka

    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has revealed an “epidemiological link” between Victoria’s two biggest COVID-19 clusters in housing commission flats in Melbourne’s inner northwest and the state’s largest Isamist school in the outer west.

    Rubbish. It’s a religious link. Is lam.

  149. rickw

    Has SloMo’s app detected any Wu Flu yet?

    It seems even more useless than the average IT project.

    It’s a bit like the firearm registry. Helped solve any crimes yet?

    No.

    But we did provide critical data for some targeted firearm thefts?!!

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Buckingham Palace letters to shed light on Gough Whitlam Dismissal

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    Australians could learn new details about the greatest constitutional crisis in the nation’s history when hundreds of letters between the Queen and former governor-general Sir John Kerr are released publicly next week.

    The National Archives announced on Thursday it would publish more than 1000 pages of documents, including 95 letters from Buckingham Palace to Sir John and 116 letters from Sir John to the palace, which could shed new light on the role of the royal family in the 1975 dismissal of then prime minister Gough Whitlam.

    The decision follows a four-year legal battle by historian Jenny Hocking, who has fought for Australians to know the full story behind the dismissal.

    The letters had been deemed to be “personal communications” by the National Archives and the Federal Court, meaning they couldn’t be released until 2027, and even then only with the Queen’s permission. But a major­ity of the High Court’s full bench ruled in May that it was wrong to withhold them because they were commonwealth property.

    National Archives director-general David Fricker said on Thursday the letters would be released in full after staff had spent more than a month examining them to check whether any information should be redacted.

    The correspondence is made up of 212 letters and includes att­achments such as newspaper clippings, reports and copies of letters related to meetings and events att­ended by Sir John Kerr during his tenure as governor-general.

    Breaking, from the Oz. If it emerges that there was no grand conspiracy, that Buckingham Palace regarded the issue as one for Australians to deal with, under the Australian Constitution, will the howler monkeys kindly STFU on the subject?

  151. cohenite

    I don’t usually quote McGregor but this essay has some things going for it:

    Scott Morrison is righting the wrongs of Turnbull & Pyne
    Catherine McGregor The Spectator Australia 11 July 2020

    In his panoramic survey of war through the ages, the eminent historian Azar Gat discerned two significant trends. To casual observers they may appear to defy empirical observation of the world we inhabit. However, Gat chose the title of his work advisedly. In War and Human Civilization Gat noted that ever since the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, conventional war between nation states has been in relative and steady decline. How can this be, when each evening our news bulletins are filled with images of precision munitions striking buildings, or of refugees – their meagre possessions on their backs – fleeing the carnage they once called ‘home’?
    When I say that Gat chose the title of his work intentionally, his canvas is vast and his imagery vivid. He traces fighting among human beings back to our cave- dwelling ancestors who pillaged and killed for food, prestige and to kidnap women. Despite the wishful thinking of the Davos clique, war comes naturally to us. The life of man was solitary, nasty, brutish and short long before the birth of Hobbes. Yet, since the end of the Napoleonic Wars, states have avoided direct conventional warfare, preferring to achieve their aims through proxies. This was especially the case during the immediate aftermath of the second world war, when the threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction imposed restraint on both the United States and the Soviet Union. Proxy wars – and wars of so-called national liberation – proliferated. Africa spawned its share of genocidal tyrants from the Congo through Idi Amin to Robert Mugabe. Vietnam fell to communist domination.
    Yet those global conflagrations of 1914 and 1939 were somewhat aberrant, despite their enormity and the scale of their casualties. In other words, while state on state warfare has become less prevalent than it was from the inception of the Westphalian settlement until the exile of Napoleon, when it does occur it is cataclysmic. So what?
    Well, it was Gat who first observed the disturbing conditions prevailing in the global order since 2008. The past decade has witnessed the unchecked adventurism of Russia in Crimea and the Ukraine, the inexorable expansion of Chinese military influence into the South China Sea, and its increasingly repressive conduct in Hong Kong and strident bellicosity towards Taiwan. Such conditions, Gat concluded, bore alarming similarities to those prevailing in the 1930s. That was the last time that the global system attempted to accommodate two totalitarian capitalist powers. The second world war ensued. Of course, Gat wrote his treatise before the outbreak of the Wuhan virus ushered in conditions redolent of the Great Depression, which added another radically destabilising element to the geo-political rivalries of the 1930s…

    So, when Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched the latest strategic update last week, and noted how disturbed he was by the current disconcerting similarities to the period leading up to the second world war, I was impressed. Few realised the seismic shift in geo-political posture to which Morrison has committed this nation. The suite of force structuring initiatives he announced were overdue. They are also innately defensive. Viewed jointly, which is how the ADF leadership will plan to employ them, they are designed to impose heavy transaction costs on any power seeking to interfere with our vital sea lanes of communication, particularly the Straits of Malacca. Our air and maritime strike capabilities are to be enhanced to allow us to hit harder at greater distance from Australia.
    The package hedges against two significant concerns. The first is domestic. Namely, the exorbitant cost and feckless time over-runs of the replacement for the Collins Class submarine. That is the abiding legacy of those two granite figures of Australian military history, Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne. It will undermine Australia’s force structure and constrain our strategic options for decades. It is a public policy failure of epic proportions. The PM has moved to provide more lethality to manned and unmanned aerial platforms as well as to improve the detection capabilities of land-based over-the-horizon radar. These measures, and the plans to introduce hypersonic and ballistic missiles, offset to some extent the absence of a credible submarine capability for well over a decade.
    Secondly, Morrison is hedging against relative American decline. The much-vaunted pivot to the Indo-Pacific has remained rhetorical rather than substantive. Through the location of joint facilities Australia and the United States remain inextricably linked. However, China has achieved its aim of denying ready access to the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits to US carrier battle groups. Freedom of navigation exercises merely highlight the relative decline of American reach into the Indo-Pacific. In 1996, Bill Clinton humiliated China by dispatching two carrier groups to the Taiwan Straits during a crisis there. The PLA could not even locate them. Out of such ignominy was born their current strategy of Anti-Access/Area Denial, which has made forward basing of American maritime assets inside the Second Island chain impossible. Against this chilling reality Scott Morrison has decided to act. His intentions are sound. It is to be hoped that we maintain the national resolve to sustain the funding of these measures. That will entail ignoring those who would prefer the money be spent on more ‘comedians’ on the ABC reviling this nation’s heritage. It is worth defending. At any price.

    WTF doesn’t McGregor advocate the cancellation of the sub project then?

  152. egg_

    There were 158 positive cases in the towers, which equals about 11 per cent of residents.

    Heading for herd immunity.
    I’m sure the mu zzos are unphased.

  153. Mater

    Are the 500 Cops guarding the towers being regularly tested for the beer bug?

    I know regional cops are being sent down to do shifts in Melbourne to enforce the lockdown, thus potentially taking the bug back to their families and home locality.
    Not real smart.
    Dan will blame us (again), when it starts to spread in the regional areas.

  154. cohenite

    WA has knickers the giant cow/steer:

  155. JC

    Fuck I hate lawyers. Just saying. (Family members excepted).

  156. egg_

    Hospital workers among the new cases?

  157. Steve trickler

    It is all changing. Evil is taking over. You’ll never see HK like this ever again.



  158. 700k of gold, I think I exaggerated with tonne after that figure. That’s Bendigo alone which puts Ballarat in the shade.

  159. mh:

    My fave lame pic
    No particular reason.

    …That poor girl – she’ll have back and shoulder problems all her life.

  160. Sorry cohenite by dashing your dreams!

  161. Snoopy

    egg_
    #3508538, posted on July 9, 2020 at 7:01 pm
    Hospital workers among the new cases?

    I wonder where we would be if all nurses and aged care workers had been placed under strict permanent quarantine at the end of February? They’re proved to be a menace.

  162. cohenite

    Fuck I hate lawyers. Just saying. (Family members excepted).

    You’re such a shiny arsed drip head prefect. The next time you’re in trouble, and you’re always in trouble, you’ll be squealing for Perry Mason.

  163. mh

    Fredo and Melon

    Listen to them gloat and mock the idea that major cities are seeing spikes in violence and lampoon the idea that defunding police is something to worry about in terms of public safety.

    This is CNN.

    https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1280686294243385344?s=20

  164. MatrixTransform

    If you got a virus and you want her gone
    But you ain’t got the guts
    She keeps naggin’ at you night and day
    Enough to drive you nuts
    Pick up the phone, leave her alone
    It’s time you made a stand
    For a fee, I’m happy to be
    Your back door man hey

    Dirty deeds, Dan dirt cheap
    Dirty deeds, Dan dirt cheap
    Dirty deeds, Dan dirt cheap
    (Dirty deeds and they’re Dan dirt cheap) yeah
    (Dirty deeds and they’re Dan dirt cheap)
    (Dirty deeds and they’re Dan dirt cheap)
    (Dirty deeds and they’re Dan dirt cheap)

    Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT
    (Dan dirt cheap)
    Neck ties, contracts, high voltage
    (Dan dirt cheap)

  165. Makka

    you’ll be squealing for Perry Mason.

    Not the new version.

  166. egg_

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/australia/

    Good to see Dan bumping up our herd immunity – currently world #70

  167. cohenite

    Fuck I hate lawyers. Just saying. (Family members excepted).

    Nah, I’ve got everything a man could wish for: home and hearth, and head prefect on the net.

  168. cohenite

    Try again:

    Sorry cohenite by dashing your dreams!

    Nah, I’ve got everything a man could wish for: home and hearth, and head prefect on the net.

    That’s better.

  169. JC

    Architectural porn.

    This may not be safe for some people. It’s by my favorite architectural firm.

    Soros Family Office. Family office is when you’re seriously fucking rich you set up a decent office when lots of people that work for you. Yuge marker to the rest the wealthy you hang with.
    (Rones has one).

    Nice office space.
    https://www.sheltonmindel.com/project/soros-capital-management/

    Nice apartment. I’d would’ve toned down the colors a bit though.

    Although, this is their best work. My fave.

  170. Roger

    the exorbitant cost and feckless time over-runs of the replacement for the Collins Class submarine. That is the abiding legacy of those two granite figures of Australian military history, Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne. It will undermine Australia’s force structure and constrain our strategic options for decades. It is a public policy failure of epic proportions.

    Yet Chrissy Pyne has since become a…defence consultant.

    He should be on a black list.

    But at least someone is giving Morrison good advice

  171. egg_

    Aunty’s now concerned about virus aerosols spreading 8 metres
    Dust masks won’t protect you from that, dolts.

  172. egg_

    Yet Chrissy Pyne has since become a…”defence consultant”.

    AKA “lobbyist”.

  173. JC

    Black Ball
    #3508544, posted on July 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Sorry cohenite by dashing your dreams!

    ball. Never apologize to Cronkite. That’s a rule at the Cat.

  174. Yet Chrissy Pyne has since become a…defence consultant.

    The little bastard is a traitorously incompetent arsehat.

  175. cohenite

    He should be on a black list.

    He should be on a gibbet.

  176. cohenite

    Never apologize to Cronkite.

    You did once head prefect; I was so thrilled I immediately went down and bought a bulk container of the best natural polishing wax to polish your arse; but alas you refused my generous offer.

  177. Hence Diggers & Dealers
    What’s ya problem. D&D is the only Oz event that permits you to relive the positive benefits your dissolute youth. It adds decades to longevity.
    The memories. Slurping Grange on the hill at Adelaide Cricket Ground and……….
    It was all character building, and we knew how to laugh.

  178. Cardimona

    Been busy, haven’t read back thread, found nothing on control-f searching…

    Any other Cats head the rumour about the Xicoms mapping Oz for priority bombing sites?

  179. Snoopy

    Anyone else noticed lockdown lovers spruiking UBI? Seems to be a very high correlation.

  180. Snoopy

    Any other Cats head the rumour about the Xicoms mapping Oz for priority bombing sites?

    Is there a tip line?

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bubbles – I had in mind this fine cartoon by Clement, which was in the Oz recently.
    Work of art!

  182. JC

    SCOTUS is all over the pace.

    The good.

    Religious Americans sometimes fear that intolerant secular progressives will soon try to ruin them for holding traditional views. They can take heart in a pair of 7-2 rulings Wednesday from the Supreme Court, in which the Justices upheld conscience protections for nuns and parochial schools.

    The issue in the first opinion, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, was whether two teachers could sue for discrimination after Catholic schools didn’t renew their contracts. In 2012 the Court in Hosanna-Tabor said a fourth-grade teacher could not sue her Lutheran school. She was covered by a “ministerial exception,” based on the First Amendment right of churches to be free of government meddling. That teacher had religious training and a formal title as a commissioned minister.

    The really bad

    Don’t forget the context. Last month’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County extended federal antidiscrimination law to sexual orientation and transgender status. A religious school in progressive California might worry about being sued for dismissing a lay math teacher who began living a proudly gay lifestyle in defiance of the church’s teachings.

    Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion in Bostock dismissed such concerns with a pat line about how those “are questions for future cases.” There will be a blizzard of them, no doubt. It’s a hopeful sign for religious liberty that even liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan joined the Guadalupe majority to expand the ministerial exception.

    Another good one.

    The second opinion Wednesday, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, involved employers who object to providing contraceptives under a mandate from ObamaCare. The Little Sisters, an order of Catholic nuns, have been fighting this for years. The Trump Administration put forth regulations in 2017 and 2018 to expand exemptions for employers with good-faith objections. Pennsylvania and New Jersey sued, calling it an abuse of discretion.

    Not so, wrote Justice Clarence Thomas for the Court’s five conservatives. The Affordable Care Act’s text doesn’t mention contraceptives here, but rather empowers the executive branch to decide what preventive health coverage is mandatory. That “capacious grant of authority,” Justice Thomas wrote, includes “the ability to identify and create exemptions.”

    This is a victory, but a narrow one. Justice Kagan concurred in the judgment, joined by Justice Breyer. But as the case moves back to lower courts, she wrote, the Trump Administration’s opt out might “prove arbitrary and capricious.” That reads like an invitation to keep the Sisters in court. Justices Alito and Gorsuch signed a concurrence saying they also would have held for the Sisters under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would end their “legal odyssey.” But progressives today exhibit a growing hostility to religion, and they are likely to pursue the nuns to the end of the legal earth.

    I don’t know how you can reconcile the two good ones with the terrible decision.

  183. Top Ender

    The fighting destroyer USS Peary’s propellers look to have become detached in the 19th Feb 1942 air attack by the Japanese Navy.

    Has been interesting working on the story for the last three weeks.

    ABC link

  184. Re-read the Eden Monaro results.

    Factoring the informal, turnout etc. 100% of booths returned.

    Even with compulsory voting, only just 70.24% of the population voted for the ALP/LNP/GRN “uniparty”.

    25% – 35% of Australians consistently DO NOT support to the uniparty. This has been so for 10 or so years and it is a growing trend.

    Parliament is not representative of us. Their laws are only followed because of legal retribution.

    The right should probably merge. Put all the differences aside. Compromise but at the same time, stick to principles.

    We should have AT LEAST 25% of the Senate but have…2.63%.

  185. JC

    The right should probably merge. Put all the differences aside. Compromise but at the same time, stick to principles.

    Dot, our Pauline wants to impose a transaction tax. It’s so bad even the left wouldn’t support it.

  186. Snoopy

    This extended and turbocharged JobSeeker and JobKeeper is a basic income in all but name.

    You feel like an absolute mug being a taxpayer and a worker. We are getting nothing. No early release of super. Higher taxes. Fewer tax deductions. No handouts.

  187. Delta A

    WA has knickers the giant cow/steer:

    And Wagin has

  188. Delta A

    Oops. Messed the link.

    Google it at Wagin Ram.

  189. Snoopy

    The right should probably merge. Put all the differences aside. Compromise but at the same time, stick to principles.

    It doesn’t work like that. You end up with beige followed by schisms.

    How about a ban on parties? All candidates to be independents. Policies would be basically redundant. Only principles would matter.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WA has knickers the giant cow/steer:

    And Wagin has

    “knackers, the giant ram.”

  191. Snoopy

    Snoopy

    This extended and turbocharged JobSeeker and JobKeeper is a basic income in all but name.

    I think you’re right Dot. There’s seems to be an incredible number of people who regard a permanent lockdown coupled with compulsory facemasks and UBI as some sort of Nirvana. Which I suppose it is in its traditional Buddhist sense.

  192. Boambee John

    Dot

    Creating a competent pool of potential air staff who are also competent military pilots and field grade officers isn’t cheap.

    You have drifted far from Eyrie’s point, which was:

    Not every Air force officer needs to be Air Marshall material with a uni degree, they need to be able to fly and shoot is all.

    I offered a suggestion to achieve that aim. You have now drifted through drones and missiles to staff officers. How about you address the actual point, in the context that resources (OPM) are not infinite, not even for defence purposes.

  193. Boambee John

    PS, I spent a lot of time in Defecne looking for, and finding, potential savings. Actually harvesting them was not easy. A lot of iron rice bowls (the phrase of a Navy friend also engaged in such work) were defended to the death, regardless of logic and reality.

  194. From wiki

    C.L. will find this amusing.

    July 2017 the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was said to be the world’s largest purchaser of fax machines because the digital revolution has largely bypassed it.[18] In June 2018 the Labour Party said that the NHS had at least 11,620 fax machines in operation[19] and in December the Department of Health and Social Care said that no more fax machines could be bought from 2019 and that the existing ones must be replaced by secure email by 31 March 2020.[20]

  195. Eyrie

    After all, how many Air Staff do you need?

  196. I didn’t miss the point at all.

    My ideas are better.

  197. Nick

    Iron rice bowls is a Chinese expression meaning a job for life

  198. Boambee John

    rickw
    #3508522, posted on July 9, 2020 at 6:39 pm
    Far Left ‘Breathe Act’ Would Grant Non Citizens The Right To Vote

    Just formalising what already happens. I’ve met plenty of US residents who claim to have voted in US elections.

    No, no, that can’t be. The bin chicken has assured us that vote fraud doesn’t occur in the US!

  199. After all, how many Air Staff do you need?

    You tell me after most of them get killed by an enemy cruise missile.

    You know, a technology China has and we refuse to buy.

    How did the Red Army perform in WWII after their purges?

  200. Snoopy

    Panic buying is here again. In Queensland!

  201. Boambee John

    Breaking, from the Oz. If it emerges that there was no grand conspiracy, that Buckingham Palace regarded the issue as one for Australians to deal with, under the Australian Constitution, will the howler monkeys kindly STFU on the subject?

    No!

  202. Bruce in WA

    Go Girl! Not all heroes wear capes .. some carry guns LOL!

    I believe from one of my US firearms forums that the female shooter was/is an off-duty police officer; hence the aim for centre of mass and fire, seek cover, remove weapon threat, subdue offender face down with foot in back, ask bystanders to call back-up. (At least she didn’t kneel on his neck.)

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The DIY guide to making a baby: Single mother goes viral with TikTok video revealing EXACTLY how to do your own insemination ‘without a man or a doctor’ using mail order donor sperm

    Single mother Dani Morin, of Newport Beach, California, shared a TikTok video
    Revealed how women can inseminate themselves at home with donor sperm
    Explained it involved finding a sperm bank and using a syringe to do it at home

    Daily Wail. Peak stupidity, surely.

  204. Old Lefty

    Just imagine of it was a Catholic school rather than 1s1*mic.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-09/al-taqwa-college-coronavirus-covid19-cluster-melbourne-truganina/12437584

    Would the ABC be reporting in the same even-handed, more on sorrow than in anger, tone? Not a bit! Millie’s micturitions would be torrential.

  205. Eyrie

    “You tell me after most of them get killed by an enemy cruise missile.”

    Sure. You’ll keep them outside a well defended and armored bunker and all together. Of course you will.

  206. dover_beach

    mail order donor sperm

    Why is this legal?

  207. Boambee John

    Legalise Sedition
    #3508590, posted on July 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    I didn’t miss the point at all.

    My ideas are better.

    In your totally unbiased view? And possibly in a resource unconstrained universe, which does not exist. In the meantime, remember the words of Soviet Admiral Gorshkov, “Comrade, best is the enemy of good enough”.

  208. Boambee John

    Nick
    #3508591, posted on July 9, 2020 at 7:52 pm
    Iron rice bowls is a Chinese expression meaning a job for life

    Indeed. Try abolishing bureaucratic elements that provide such!

  209. entropy

    labour shortages strawberry picking on the sunshine coast.

    Why aren’t unemployed Australians going there to work? /rhetorical
    PS the weather is good too.

  210. Old Lefty

    I hope the archives publish the lot on the internet rather than just give them to Hocking to drip out and spin with Fauxfacts and Arseholes Broadcasting Communism.

  211. cohenite

    Any other Cats head the rumour about the Xicoms mapping Oz for priority bombing sites?

    Why would you bomb what you already own.

  212. Sure. You’ll keep them outside a well defended and armored bunker and all together. Of course you will.

    No one has ever won a war by decapitation? So we’ll bundle off the staff officers, one to each base in case there is a war…and there is no planning or operational high command function? I guess they can just email each other and the enemy won’t engage in electronic warfare either? Hmmmm.

    This justifies a working class hero BS idea about *saving money* by not *retraining* pilots who graduate staff college? They’re gonna forget how to fly a plane? Because we have NCOs as pilots. Hmmmm. Being a highly competitive position, they won’t seek or have the inclination to be commissioned anyway? NCOs don’t ever do leadership, promotion or management courses or roles? So we can save a few thousand dollars on “retraining”?

    We’re buying F-35s, not Sopwith Camels. We don’t have a couple of thousand combat pilots to throw skyward in buckets of canvas and rust.

  213. Err, no Boambee.

    Your idea is marginally beneficial if at all.

    Nukes, drones and cruise missiles are CHEAP.

  214. Eyrie

    Australia isn’t going to win a war if attacked by a serious peer or near peer adversary. Our armed forces are there to convince an enemy we will be expensive so that they decide not to pay the price.
    I’m not sure that we can convince anyone of that at present.

  215. dover_beach
    #3508602, posted on July 9, 2020 at 8:06 pm
    mail order donor sperm

    Why is this legal?

    Why should it be illegal? What else do you have to ban to be logically consistent?

  216. No we can’t Eyrie.

    Nukes, drones and cruise missiles.

    They can.

  217. What’s the difference between being a baby mama and getting mail order spunk?

    If you are going to ban sperm donation, you must logically ban single mothers.

    You won’t do it, nor will the Bugaloo Boys use their guns. Trump won’t build the wall and he won’t shoot violent rioters in the face.

    This is exactly how the left started cucking the right with MeToo.

    You are always afraid of looking like the bad guy.

    They think you are “Nayzees!” anyway, what’s the difference if you actually make them eat shit?

  218. cohenite

    Biden has advanced stage 1 dementia.

  219. cohenite

    You are always afraid of looking like the bad guy.

    That’s the problem in a nutshell: playing by rules while the left have none.

  220. Steve trickler

    Shit day on the job after a colleague and great bloke collapses. I hope he survives.



  221. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old Lefty
    #3508600, posted on July 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
    Just imagine of it was a Catholic school rather than 1s1*mic.”

    Imagine if it was their ABC and Fatty Milligan’s favourite Catholic school….St Kevin’s College Toorak.

  222. candy

    Residents of public housing towers at 33 Alfred St, North Melbourne will be confined to lockdown for a further nine days after testing revealed at least 53 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.

    That is so very harsh on people who have done nothing illegal. The police must be observing closely in case a resident sets fire to the place.

  223. Bruce of Newcastle

    Biden has advanced stage 1 dementia.

    And an asteroid. He’s off the planet.

  224. zyconoclast

    The DIY guide to making a baby: Single mother goes viral with TikTok video revealing EXACTLY how to do your own insemination ‘without a man or a doctor’ using mail order donor sperm

    Turkey baster?

  225. JC

    Has anyone ever snorted coke? I never did when opportunities offered, but I never took a snort because I knew I’d like it so much I get hooked.

    If you have, what’s the feeling like and the downsides? I think I’m old enough to try it now.

    In don’t think life is complete without trying it at least once.

  226. rickw

    Shit day on the job after a colleague and great bloke collapses. I hope he survives.

    The ‘rona or heart?

  227. JC

    The drug business must be doing great at the moment with the lockup.

  228. Bruce of Newcastle

    The drug business must be doing great at the moment with the lockup.

    Nine tower blocks surrounded by 500 plod means a lot of strung out people.
    Just saying.

  229. Gab

    New number plate logos for Victoria – the State of Panic.

  230. rickw

    Is there a tip line?

    Imagine what a country this could be if Canberra was a smoking hole in the ground!

  231. rickw

    Nine tower blocks surrounded by 500 plod means a lot of strung out people.

    This is Viktoria, no doubt the tower blocks are now the biggest government run safe injecting facility in the world.

  232. Boambee John

    Dot

    This justifies a working class hero BS idea about *saving money* by not *retraining* pilots who graduate staff college? They’re gonna forget how to fly a plane?

    You really didn’t understand my proposal, did you? Nothing to do with not giving refresher training to staff college graduates, all to do with having plenty of trained pilots in operational units. You know, the ones who fly out to fight the enemy.

  233. Boambee John

    Legalise Sedition
    #3508610, posted on July 9, 2020 at 8:17 pm
    Err, no Boambee.

    Your idea is marginally beneficial if at all.

    Nukes, drones and cruise missiles are CHEAP.

    Oh, good, so we don’t need all those expensive aircraft and pilots anyway. Solves the “retraining” problem anyway.

    I bow to your vast experience of the costs of developing, testing and maintaining nuclear weapons!

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