Tuesday Forum: July 14, 2020

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  1. Maj

    Meanwhile, this Child of the One True King has just secured his financial future for this year and next;

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/israel-folau-pens-new-deal-with-catalans-dragons/d7c263b9-9df3-4869-97db-41b445fb3737

    All those RA players left behind wish they were so lucky.

  2. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    the released correspondence definitely did not accord with the rodent’s cultish fantasies about what happened in November 1975

    Oh well – Syphilis von Bin Chicken will have to go back to screeching that the punting of St Gough was all the work of the CIA*.

    *With secret groundbreaking new evidence that Fatty Trump was also somehow involved.

  3. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Canadian bureaucrat brought to Australia by Whitlam to head up the Dept of Transport

    Ah, yet more inspired work by St Gough.

  4. Maj

    No, it’s not. That’s not the way it works. Trump doesn’t own the GOP. The GOP has its own internal workings and they have nothing to do with Trump.

    Oh yes it is:

    Trump names Michigan’s Ronna Romney McDaniel RNC chair

    The RNC is not like the Senate Republicans, that have tenure and can defy the President. The folks that run the RNC are picked by the President and do the President’s bidding. Or else they face being fired.

  5. Beachcomber

    Dirk at 2:02 pm
    Thanks for the link about the rt-RNA PCR procedure.

    Not only is the cut-off number of cycles for a “positive” result arbitrarily set, making the test quite meaningless; but also the RNA sequences that are amplified in the procedure have not been extracted from an isolated, purified virus that is pathogenic; because this has never been done. The sequences were found in some of the people who had the flu in China. They could come from any cellular source. There is no evidence they are even related to the flu or a virus.

  6. Old School Conservative

    With the borders closed you would be lucky to get a couple of All Blacks tests this year and next. No one else is going to travel here.

    Some thought is being put into a State of Origin match and an upgraded national club championship.
    It’s not all doom and gloom, though the kick-fest between Qld and the Rebels last Friday was not a good advertisement for the game.
    I was at Lottoland for the game and the live action was exciting as were some passages of play.
    Small shots of progress.

  7. egg_

    Good vid, i bet tons of stuff was buried to protect it during the Isssssslam takeover of India, with a lot of the people doing so dying in the following conflicts.

    Brilliant deduction, mole.

    The guy’s a good, honest, open presenter.

  8. Maj

    Over $10600 on welfare including $4500 being given to wealthy boomers.

    I get the biggest chunk of the “welfare” budget is aged pensions so basically untouchable by government whether Labor or Liberal, but why do you say it’s going to “wealthy boomers”?

    Isn’t the pension there for the folks who aren’t self-funded retirees?

  9. egg_

    One for Mitch.
    “Fireside” chat with a lovely, smart lady.

  10. MemoryFault

    Good afternoon Mark A.
    A belated thanks for lame pics last night.
    You had already gone to bed when I came back and read them.
    I especially liked the one about parents cracking during lockdown.
    And I confess to lingering over the final one – not sure why.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, try that again: proles.

  12. Old School Conservative

    shots s/b shoots. NADT.

  13. Gilas

    Dirk
    #3513891, posted on July 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    PCR, actually IS a binary process, the virion DNA/RNA is either detected, or it isn’t.

    No.

    Thanks for the IAEA link.

    This is not the PCR method I worked on years ago.

    The sensitivity adjustments which are used in the RT-PCR description explain the high (>30%) false positive rate in COVID testing, only one of the many problems with the data claimed by Govts around the world.
    The test does not measure highly-specific virion RNA, but a concoction of similar cross-reactive RNA sequences.

    [email protected]! Politics has clearly infiltrated the most exacting genomic test available.

  14. twostix

    Isn’t the pension there for the folks who aren’t self-funded retirees?

    lol. So wealthy boomers.

  15. thefrollickingmole

    BoN
    I think your proles might be Kulaks in disguise, their outfits look too cheerful and not drab enough.

  16. egg_

    Proles queuing for the daily bread ration, colourized.

    Someone’s well trained!

  17. Zatara

    Oh yes it is:

    Oh no it’s not. That’s a BS headline, not a reality.

    The article says he agrees with the selection made by the 168 member body that coordinates national platforms, fundraising and policies for the Party. It doesn’t say he selected her.

    But if you insist, what if the sitting President wasn’t a Republican? Who gets to designate the head of the RNC then?

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    So a woman, aged in her 90’s, has died with China flu in Victoria. This is front page news. I am not being heartless but is it so strange for a woman in her 90’s to die? Am I missing something?

  19. William the Conjuror

    Not covered until today by TheirABC – there is a huge fight going on about plans to renovate the War Memorial.

    Was featured on ABCTV24 yesterday, and the day before.

  20. Zatara

    The folks that run the RNC are picked by the President and do the President’s bidding. Or else they face being fired.

    Here’s another shocker for you. The RNC doesn’t HAVE to nominate Trump for re-election.

  21. johanna

    I have had some memorably bizarre moments here, but being told to ‘Google Jane Halton’ as if it proves something or other is a first.

    BTW, I know very well who Jane Halton is. One of the Illuminati. 🙂

    East Coasters, the BOM was predicting huge storms, high winds etc for you earlier this week. What’s happening?

  22. Maj

    The article says he agrees with the selection made by the 168 member body that coordinates national platforms, fundraising and policies for the Party. It doesn’t say he selected her.

    With a Republican in the WH, the “168 member body” has as many independent thoughts as Xi’s Chinese National People’s Congress!

    Same with all sitting Presidents.

    Want more proof RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDnaiel is 100% on the Trump Train?

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481683-rnc-chairwoman-splits-with-uncle-mitt-romney-gop-stands-with-president-trump

  23. MemoryFault

    The RNC doesn’t HAVE to nominate Trump for re-election.

    Sounds a bit like a former GG here in Oz.
    Certainly came as a surprise to Gough.
    Thankfully.

  24. Zatara

    I’ll say it again.

    Here’s another shocker for you. The RNC doesn’t HAVE to nominate Trump for re-election.

    So tell us again how he hand picks them, they work for him, and he can fire them at will.

  25. Maj

    Here’s another shocker for you. The RNC doesn’t HAVE to nominate Trump for re-election.

    You’re mixing up the Republican National Committee with the Republican National Convention.

    And while the Republican National Committee doesn’t have to nominate Trump, his 2263 (of 2264) Republican National Convention delegates have to, by law.

  26. Gilas

    Dirk
    #3513928, posted on July 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Gilas, there’s no point providing a link. Obviously I don’t expect anybody to just take my or anybody else’s word for it.

    Fair enough, but then why make the statement, sans-provisos, in the first place?
    There is no known link between increased ADH (Anti Diuretic Hormone) activity/release and “people feeling “lost” or “isolated””. And this despite all the voluminous guff already written by psychiatrists and so-called neuro-scientists, aided by nicely coloured PET-CTs, all looking for similar, spurious connections.

  27. JC

    Some really good news. Possibly.

    New details about the first human study of Moderna Inc.’s MRNA 4.54% experimental coronavirus vaccine emerged Tuesday, which researchers said reinforced their decision to take the shot into a large, decisive clinical trial scheduled to start in late July.

    The new results, published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the vaccine induced the desired immune response for all 45 people evaluated—a larger group than in the preliminary data Moderna released in May—and was generally safe and well-tolerated.

    “This is really quite good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview Tuesday. NIAID co-developed the Moderna vaccine and led the study.

    “The gold standard of protection against a viral infection is neutralizing antibodies,” he added. “And the data from the study, small numbers as it may be, are pretty clear that this vaccine is capable of inducing quite good [levels] of neutralizing antibodies.”

    Researchers said they found no serious safety risks, though some participants had injection-site pain and symptoms such as fatigue, headache and chills.

    Dr. Fauci said it is possible that the coming large study would yield an answer by year-end about whether the vaccine induced immune responses sufficient to protect people safely from Covid-19. A positive answer would clear the way for wider use and potentially help curb the deadly pandemic.

    The new “Cove” study, scheduled to start July 27, will aim to enroll about 30,000 adults at nearly 90 different U.S. locations. Many of the study sites will be in states where the virus is surging, such as Texas, Florida, California and Arizona, according to information posted Tuesday on a federal database of medical studies.

  28. Boambee John

    It must be sweet to live in the simplicity of Catallaxy fairyland.
    If anything – anything at all – goes wrong, it’s always the fault of the debil-debil Left in all its incarnations.

    It must be sweet to live in the simplicity of fascist/lefty/communist fairyland.
    If anything – anything at all – goes wrong, it’s always the fault of debil-debil capitalism in all its incarnations.

    Fixed that for the bin chicken, to give him more time to rummage in trashcans and dumpsters.

  29. Zatara

    You’re mixing up the Republican National Committee with the Republican National Convention.

    No, I’m not. You perhaps are. Trump controls neither.

    There is no “law” which controls delegates at conventions. Perhaps you are thinking of party rules. Which change with the wind.

  30. JC

    Good, go for them with anti-trust violations.

    New details about the first human study of Moderna Inc.’s MRNA 4.54% experimental coronavirus vaccine emerged Tuesday, which researchers said reinforced their decision to take the shot into a large, decisive clinical trial scheduled to start in late July.

    The new results, published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the vaccine induced the desired immune response for all 45 people evaluated—a larger group than in the preliminary data Moderna released in May—and was generally safe and well-tolerated.

    “This is really quite good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview Tuesday. NIAID co-developed the Moderna vaccine and led the study.

    “The gold standard of protection against a viral infection is neutralizing antibodies,” he added. “And the data from the study, small numbers as it may be, are pretty clear that this vaccine is capable of inducing quite good [levels] of neutralizing antibodies.”

    Researchers said they found no serious safety risks, though some participants had injection-site pain and symptoms such as fatigue, headache and chills.

    Dr. Fauci said it is possible that the coming large study would yield an answer by year-end about whether the vaccine induced immune responses sufficient to protect people safely from Covid-19. A positive answer would clear the way for wider use and potentially help curb the deadly pandemic.

    The new “Cove” study, scheduled to start July 27, will aim to enroll about 30,000 adults at nearly 90 different U.S. locations. Many of the study sites will be in states where the virus is surging, such as Texas, Florida, California and Arizona, according to information posted Tuesday on a federal database of medical studies.

    and

    Activist investors have also joined the pressure campaign, encouraged by business leaders’ embrace of “stakeholders” over shareholders. Any of this third-party activity could be the hub for tacit collusion between the spokes—i.e., banks collectively boycotting certain energy projects.

    The U.S. does a lot for its banks, which have long been heavily subsidized and backed by government interventions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. guarantees deposits, and other programs have been set up whenever banks face a crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic is no exception: Congress routed its Cares Act relief efforts to businesses through banks, which are rewarded with fat fees. Meanwhile, bank executives are turning their backs on the very companies that keep the lights on.

    When America’s financial industry starves the energy sector of capital, that isn’t fair, free-market competition. It’s a subsidized industry barreling toward collusion at the invitation of radical third-party intermediaries—and inviting billions of dollars in antitrust liability.

  31. Top Ender

    From Quadrant:

    The Children’s Book Council and ‘Young Dark Emu’

    Joanna Hackett

    I have been following the Bruce Pascoe Dark Emu saga with increasing despair. My opinion of Australia’s literary scene reached a new low when I read that Pascoe’s little book of bias and untruths, Young Dark Emu: A Truer History is now on the short list for the Eve Pownall Award. This award is given out by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) for “outstanding books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material”.

    Young Dark Emu is not factual material and is therefore not eligible. Even its subtitle is a lie: a “truer history” it most certainly is not. Pascoe makes many claims in an attempt to support his major premise that Aborigines were agriculturalists, not hunter-gatherers. These claims are easily rebutted by careful research. No qualified scholars or reputable academics agree with Pascoe’s claims. The accepted scientific and academic view is that the Australian Aborigines were hunter-gatherers. The writings of reputable historians both past and present are clear on the subject and easily accessible to anyone searching for the truth.

    Most particularly, Aborigines did not “construct a system of pan-continental government that generated peace and prosperity”. Readers of William Buckley’s memories of his three decades living with Aboriginal groups in Victoria in the early 1800s would recall his comments about the violence and bloodshed that were commonplace in Aboriginal life. Buckley was not alone in making such judgments. There was no Aboriginal nation united in peace and harmony, with its people tilling the soil, growing crops and living permanently in large towns of stone houses.

    A particularly disturbing aspect of Young Dark Emu is Pascoe’s interpretation of the interaction between the British arrivals and the Aboriginal people. His bias is extraordinary. The situation was far more complicated than Pascoe describes and Young Dark Emu is deliberately misinforming our children and doing them a disservice by pushing his incorrect, guilt-ridden version of our past.

    The CBCA awards have been in existence for seventy-four years. In that time, the public has grown to trust the CBCA to make reasoned, professional decisions regarding the merit of the works considered. The winners are chosen because they are worthwhile additions to a child’s library. As a retired teacher with many years of working with children, I recall how we would always purchase the winning books for our school because we knew they would have much to offer our students. The CBCA “stamp of approval” on the cover meant that the book was of consequence. For seventy-four years the CBCA has been perhaps the most highly regarded body involved with quality children’s literature in this country.

    A politically biased book like Young Dark Emu has no place in a child’s library. A book that purports to be the truth when in fact it is not has no place in a child’s library either. We adults tread dangerous ground when we become a party to such dishonesty. The CBCA should not be complicit in spreading historical untruths. It should not be complicit in the wrongful indoctrination of young children.

    The judges of the CBCA awards cannot fail to be aware of the problems surrounding Young Dark Emu. These issues were made public years ago and have been well documented by Quadrant contributors, mainstream journalists and many other concerned Australians.

    The reputation of the CBCA awards will be tarnished by this connection with Young Dark Emu. Pascoe doesn’t deserve a free ride to fame at the expense of the integrity of the CBCA and the truth. In this time of worry and uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we are able to rely on those in positions of trust.

    I have recommended Peter O’Brien’s expose, Bitter Harvest: The Illusion of Aboriginal Agriculture in Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, to the judges of the CBCA awards in the hope that they will make their own investigations before arriving at any decisions about the veracity or otherwise of Young Dark Emu. They would be negligent and malfeasant not to do so. It’s bad enough that Young Dark Emu is already being used as a school resource and that our educators are too lazy, uninterested or politically biased to work out that this book is false history, without Pascoe being considered for yet another award.

    I have also asked the CBCA to consider withdrawing their support for Pascoe’s book and I would encourage those who care about what their children read to do the same. As yet, I have not had a reply.

    “So what is going on here?” I ask myself from my coronavirus-induced isolation. “Why is nobody standing up and shouting to the rooftops that Bruce Pascoe has no clothes? What are you all afraid of?”

    I listen for an answer but hear nothing. Nothing but the wind in the bullshit trees.

  32. cohenite

    Zatara
    #3513721, posted on July 15, 2020 at 11:22 am
    In other news, feckless moron Jeff Sessions is getting his arse kicked so far in the Alabama GOP primary for his old Senate seat.

    Sessions has 37.2% and his opponent Tuberville has 62.8% with 35.3% of precincts reporting.

    Apart from the rotten mitt, that collins bint and a few other RINOs surely the message must be getting through. Although even though Trump created backbones for the cowards the recent demorat disasters has clearly weakened a few such as bloody lindsey graham who are obviously having a bob each way.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    East Coasters, the BOM was predicting huge storms, high winds etc for you earlier this week. What’s happening?

    Lots of lorikeets, a little rain, nearly no wind at Cafe Bruce.
    The ECL fortunately stayed mostly out to sea although there was hail and some trees down in Sydney.

  34. JC

    zat

    You’re in Florida, right? What’s the mood there for the election in November? (I know it’s anecdotal).

  35. Zatara

    cohenite

    I believe you are right. In my day to day experience with US voters most aren’t buying the hate and discontent being stirred up by the left. In fact it is really pissing people off, just not the way the left hoped.

    Nov is going to be interesting.

  36. JC

    Another departure from the paper of record (NYTimes) by an editor not being woke enough.

    AG is Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, The boss.

    It’s worth reading.

    Read Bari Weiss’ resignation letter in full:

    Dear A.G.,

    It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.

    I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.

    I was honoured to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.

    But the lessons that ought to have followed the election — lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society — have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

    Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing moulded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

    My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by co-workers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some co-workers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post axe emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

    There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.

    I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behaviour to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

    Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity — let alone risk-taking — is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.

    What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinised. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.

    Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.

    It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.

    The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.

    Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm — language — is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.

    Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.

    All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.

    For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.

    None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labour for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do — the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”

    Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.

    Sincerely,

    Bari

  37. Zatara

    JC

    Trump has made serious inroads with the Cubanos, Central Americans, etc. with his immigration policies. Same with blacks and other minorities with the jobs.

    If you aren’t working in Florida right now you are working at some pussy job indoors which (after 4 months?) doesn’t need to exist.

    Short version: Trump takes Florida

  38. “What those veterans don’t have is a touch stone, they don’t have a place that tells their story, that recognises their service and says thank you.”

    They’re telling their story by committing suicide.
    In 2001–2017 there were 419 suicides in serving, reserve & ex-serving ADF personnel who have served since 2001.
    That’s almost as many dead as casualties in the war in Vietnam (521), and about ten times as many as have been killed in Afghanistan (42).
    They don’t need a “place”.
    They need support.
    That can be their touch stone.
    When there are no more veteran suicides it will be time to spend money on the AWM.
    Until then, those funds are better directed towards care of veterans.

  39. Either body language is an accepted science admissible as evidence or not.

    It’s pretty simple.

    Yeah nah nah nah, especially not when not physically eyeballing the hott…subject.
    Just like God’s existence, it doesn’t meet legal standards. Disregard most of these tv “cold readers”.
    Bit of fun playing around with ones confirmation biases but 😃

  40. cohenite

    East Coasters, the BOM was predicting huge storms, high winds etc for you earlier this week. What’s happening?

    The BoM makes daily, 3 daily, weekly, monthly and 3 monthly predictions. It’s success rate is ~ 20%. This is the same mob telling us the world is going to end in 30 years and who are changing the temp records of the past. They should all have thermometers stuck up their arses.

  41. I’m sensing a Rare Great Crested Stoush about to leap into action

    Nice one,calli. I lol’d
    🤣

  42. One US veteran’s opinion of Trump, and his lies about support for veterans.

  43. cohenite

    They’re telling their story by committing suicide.

    There is no justice.

  44. Bravery in journalism. From a story at The Daily Mail :
    New York Times opinion editor writer Bari Weiss has announced she has quit in a scathing resignation letter that slams the newspaper for fostering an ‘illiberal environment’ and allowing her to be bullied by coworkers for ‘wrongthink’.

    Weiss, who joined the Times in 2017, said the paper of record was among the media institutions now betraying their standards and losing sight of their principles as she accused them of only publishing stories that ‘satisfy the narrowest of audiences’.

    In her lengthy resignation letter addressed to publisher A.G. Sulzberger and posted on her website on Tuesday, Weiss claimed that intellectual curiosity and risk-taking was now a ‘liability’ at the Times.

    The controversial editor and writer said the opinions of those on Twitter had become the newspaper’s ‘ultimate editor’.

    Weiss, who once dated SNL’s Kate McKinnon while studying at Columbia University, also accused the outlet of creating a ‘hostile work environment’ for employees that essentially had anything other than left-of-center views.

    She says this mentality resulted in her being constantly bullied by coworkers who have called her a ‘Nazi and a racist’ because of her ‘own forays into wrongthink’.

    She does not hold back !

  45. jupes

    The ABC is relentless in its treason:

    The same AK-47 was photographed on two dead Afghan civilians killed by Australian soldiers

    Just because an Afghan does not have a gun, does not mean he is a “civilian”. The two dead Afghans were wearing the same clothes as the dead Taliban killed with them.

    If indeed the diggers did use so called “throwdown” weapons, it was more likely to stop hysterical traitors from over reacting, rather than hiding “war crimes”. It is not illegal to shoot unarmed enemy.

  46. Zatara

    Fuck a touch stone. That’s a lame ass, meaningless, touchy feely, nothingness term that attempts to subtly degrade the meaning and importance of a memorial.

    Funds directed to the AWM support the mental health of Veterans.

    It’s something mental health authorities have acknowledged for over a century.

  47. JC

    Brett

    I have the full letter I posted at 3.43- currently in moderation because the J word is in there. It’s the most scathing letter I’ve read in a long time. Good on her. And she is courageous to have resigned and having written what she did.

  48. egg_

    Vicco #4 to the pile on.
    What a bunch of pissweak cvnts.

  49. Makka

    When there are no more veteran suicides it will be time to spend money on the AWM.
    Until then, those funds are better directed towards care of veterans.

    But how? What more needs to be done in a meaningful way to bring the vet suicide rate under control? My experience with vets of Afghanistan and Iraq in the workplace is that invariably they have been high maintenance and unreliable. Not all but the overwhelming majority. It’s as if they have an enormous chip on their shoulder and expect everyone else to adapt to them and their burden. Most were in counseling or some support group. In every case, everyone else has made allowances for their behaviors, were sympathetic but it just hasn’t helped. The vets pull the pin , just don’t turn up or can’t get along and asked to leave. I admit that’s not a big sampling, say 2 dozen or so. But the same attitude and personality traits are there in every single case. I don’t know what it is or how it can be treated but at least if vets can establish decent careers for themselves they might be avoiding the darkness that takes their lives. What can change this? I’m all for eliminating the vet suicides, it’s just fkg awful. Not limited to the ME fiascoes either. My grandfather committed suicide by alcohol when I was a youngster . He was never the same according to my mother after he returned from WW2.

  50. JC

    Sometimes the Simulation shows a sense of humor.

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Picture:

  51. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #3513774, posted on July 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Riding a freight train across Aust would be a adventure in mid winter .

    Beaugy’s next adventure?
    Cue the dancing girls.

    Too cold, Egg. Maybe in summer.

  52. hefrollickingmole
    #3513547, posted on July 15, 2020 at 9:06 am
    Hugh Hefner died at about the right time.

    That’s hilarious, Frollicking 🤣
    SoyMasculinity 👍

  53. egg_

    mh
    #3513221, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:35 pm
    I called bullsh1t on the body language analysts’ video in the previous thread.

    Egg, what was your problem with them all being male?

    Notaclue is not averse to misrepresenting someone.
    Sad.

  54. Des Deskperson

    ‘BTW, I know very well who Jane Halton is. One of the Illuminati.’

    Indeed. Known – not to her face – as ‘Bunty’ – presumably because she resembled some gung-ho school girl.

    Her pedigree was no hinderance to her rapid rise through the APS.

    Rewarded for her involvement in the ‘Pacific Solution’ with a Public Service Medal and appointment as Secretary of the Department of Health.

    Regarded as close to the Howard Government, we expected her to be sacked when Labor took office, but she was kept on and survived to serve under Abbott. Conspiracy theorists suggested that Labor wouldn’t sack her because her dad had something on them. More rational insiders suggested that she was just an apolitical suck-hole who would tell the government of the day whatever they wanted to hear and do whatever they wanted her to do.

    Health, under her stewardship, was regarded as by far the worst run portfolio department.

    She is now chair of the global Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and on executive board of the Australian National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. I would not expect her to, as they say, rock the boat in either of these roles.

  55. egg_

    Maybe in summer.

    Yeah, I guessed so.
    “Ambient” Ghan and Indian Pacific trips on SBS online, just like the Broome – Darwin boat trip that Beach Bar Swimmer was discussing.

  56. Eyrie

    I think when welfare for wealthy boomers is talked about they mean the tax breaks for retired superannuants.

    In the usual way tax not collected is a subsidy or handout according to the leftist scum.

  57. Notaclue is sulking coz God’s testimony ain’t going to trial?
    Dot!
    Get in here and explain why the Almighty can’t testify in a court of lore!

  58. William the Conjuror

    It is not illegal to shoot unarmed enemy.

    Yes it is.

  59. Bari Weiss? Never heard of her.
    Read the letter.
    Respect.
    Following her Twitter now.

  60. It’s the only way to be sure, Bill.
    Everyone knows this.

  61. It’s gonna get messy.
    Embrace.
    Accelerate

  62. But how? What more needs to be done in a meaningful way to bring the vet suicide rate under control?

    A good start would be to make sure soldiers were committed by their governments to conflicts that had something to do with national security.
    The last time that happened was in World War Two.
    The notion of including in the costing of any commitment a forecast of the cost of rehabilitation would concentrate the minds of the military more than somewhat. The data on past conflicts is available, so forecasting can be accurate.

    From US data – probably applicable in Oz.

    Contrary to public assumptions, increased combat operations do not lead to more military suicides and may actually result in fewer troops engaging in self-harm, according to a new analysis of historic Defense Department data released Friday.

    Study authors say their findings provide both a reminder that the motivations behind suicide aren’t singular, simple factors, and an alert to other researchers that more data on the problem is available than they may know about.

    The study tracks Army suicide data from the 1840s to today. Dr. Christopher Frueh, a professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii and one of the study’s authors, said researchers spent the last four years combing through Army medical records to find the information.

    “Before we started, we didn’t know if the data would be there,” he said.

    What they found was a trove of reports, including from the Army Surgeon General as far back as 1843 that included accounting of “self-inflicted” deaths in the ranks. By the early 1900s, those suicides were clearly delineated in official service figures, allowing researchers to analyze the death totals across different eras of military operations.

    The results show an increase in suicide rates among soldiers during the Vietnam War and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but decreases during the U.S. Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

    During the height of World War II, for example, suicide rates in the Army were up to three times lower the rate in the 1930s, during a period of peacetime. Suicide rates rose slowly from the end of that war to the start of the Korean War, then dropped significantly again as those combat operations increased.

    “Historical data suggests that combat and increased rates of suicide do not appear to be associated, but may be affected by a host of other factors,” the study states.

    I would suggest that amongst those factors is the degree of support for the war shown by the general population. That would go some way towards explaining the difference in the suicide rates between WW2, Vietnam and Iraq.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers now posting Republican Voters Against Trump, another notorious astroturf group.

    There’s Another Republican Group Supporting Biden—Except It’s The Same Old Never Trump Names (13 Jul)

    The video was courtesy of a political action committee, Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT)

    Of course these are anonymous testimonials, and we have no means of measuring how impactful, or even truthful they may be. These videos carry about the same level of import as a comment section on a YouTube page, amounting to little more than confirmation bias for the already converted. The revealing aspect comes in the form of who organizes these PACs.

    That passion for the party and for the ideas is not shared by those running these grifts, like Longwell. If her name sounds familiar it is because she is also named as publisher of never-Trump site The Bulwark, where Bill Kristol and Tim Miller reside — two other names found on the RVAT board. This PAC is connected with Defending Democracy Together, a coalition of supposed conservative groups where we also see the names of other Bulwark masthead denizens joining in, like Mona Charen and Ben Parker.

    So what the Washington Post attempts to sell us on is a blooming tide of Republicans jumping off of the party ship, when in fact it is the same crowd of anti-Trump cranks reconstituted under differing banners, delivering the same tired monologue. Like the recently announced Right Side PAC, we do not find a swelling list of new names suddenly converting; these are the same voices who have been opposing Trump since before his election victory.

    I recall another expose of RVAT last week, but I can’t be bothered finding it again. Numbers, if you believe this stuff I have a utopia to sell you. Only slightly used, once, by a Josef Stalin.

  64. egg_

    Should Murdoch be sprung from gaol, the gnashing of teeth from the Cat’s Perry Masons will equal the Pell furore.

  65. Infidel Tiger King

    Bari Weiss? Never heard of her.
    Read the letter.
    Respect.
    Following her Twitter now.

    She’s an anti-Trump liberal lezzo.

  66. Mater

    It is not illegal to shoot unarmed enemy.

    Yes it is.

    No it’s not.
    If they are positively identified as an enemy combatant, and are not in the process of surrendering, they are fair game. Weapon or no weapon.

  67. The BLM antifa attacks are boomeranging on them beautifully now.
    Black community leaders, the real ones, are calling for more police!
    Trump will split the Dem/left because of this.
    🤣🤣🤣
    4Dchess
    Trump is god

  68. NFA, get in here you crazy bugger!
    It’s Catcocktail Hour!

  69. JC

    She’s an anti-Trump liberal lezzo.

    And not the worst at the NYTwitter. Dude, if having a Reason magazine writer gets you called a nazi at the NYTwitter there’s a problem.

  70. Prawn, you’re such a downer.
    You need more Vitamin D or something? Try and get some sun dude

  71. What she is, is a journalist. A real centrist.
    Ooops, these days she’s AltRight.
    Embrace the common sense liberals.
    Once they cop a few red pills, the conversion is a lay down miseire.
    Look at me&dots guy, The Beanie.
    MAGA

  72. William the Conjuror

    If they are positively identified as an enemy combatant, and are not in the process of surrendering, they are fair game. Weapon or no weapon.

    Sure, but that’s not what the boy said.

  73. Infidel Tiger King

    Gunner did you see the smokeshow that Scott Adams married?

  74. notafan

    I’ve been out all day lawbreaking.

    Is someone still going about their fav tv show?

    Monk wasn’t it?

  75. Mater

    The results show an increase in suicide rates among soldiers during the Vietnam War and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but decreases during the U.S. Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

    Let me give you a clue as to why it might be, using a published account:

    Many veterans who’ve felt adrift report that the root of their troubles is not trauma but a hypercritical view of the society to which they’ve returned…
    At a café in Sydney’s CBD I break bread with former soldier Lloyd (not his real name), now thriving in the corporate world. Like Goodman, Melbourne-raised Lloyd enlisted straight out of school and showed up at Kapooka green and keen.
    “Essentially, what the military does is break you down,” he says…
    “At the same time the army instils absolute discipline. The values of the institution – teamwork, self-sacrifice, moral courage – are drummed into you.”
    Which is all well and good. Until your warrior days are over and you have to become a regular guy again.
    Lloyd crashed landed in a Melbourne university. “I found myself surrounded by people – anarchists, political activists, gay people – who seemed to be openly challenging the values I’d lived by,” he says.
    Disorientation gripped him. Was everything he’d absorbed while in the army still relevant?
    “Was I relevant?”
    For 18 months civilian life felt too alien to bear, and Lloyd made two halfhearted attempts to re-enlist. Only with the support of friends did he eventually resolve to stick it out as a civilian.

    Perhaps Vietnam and beyond is the first time blokes came home to find that the society they’d been risking their lives for, was full of cockheads, not worthy of sacrifice.

  76. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ah here we go:

    Never Trump Republicans Plot to Give Democrats the Senate Majority (5 Jul)

    Yep RVAT want to give the Senate to the Democrats. Odd behaviour for supposed Republicans eh?

    Ex-Bush officials launch super PAC backing Biden over Trump (1 Jul)

    And yep, RVAT aren’t just telling Republican voters to stay home, they are actively telling them to vote for Biden, who is utterly corrupt, senile and who gropes women live on television. That tells you just how immoral RVAT is.

    As for the real Republican voters they still are about 90-95% for Trump, which is why these revolting insects are trying so hard right now. One thing i don’t know is where all this money is coming from for these fake Republicans. I suspect that is a very interesting and closely held bit of data.

  77. notafan

    And what’s your problem Gunner?

    God’s testimony ??????

  78. what’s your problem Gunner?

    Back off! Imma Catholic

  79. notafan

    I doubt any reasonable person here would be heartbroken that someone wrongfully convicted was released from prison.

    I put you in the Monty Grigs camp in relation to the wrongful conviction of the tyke Cardinal Pell though.

  80. Yes, Tiger, I saw.
    Wasn’t she his downstairs neighbour or something?
    Game recognised.
    Adams is cool

  81. cohenite

    A good start would be to make sure soldiers were committed by their governments to conflicts that had something to do with national security.

    The troll supports Trump. The troll should still FOAD.

  82. MemoryFault

    In the usual way tax not collected is a subsidy or handout according to the leftist scum.

    Good afternoon Eyrie.
    I accept being insulted by leftist scum for all sorts of reasons, but being bad-mouthed here on a daily basis, month in, month out, by somebody I otherwise respect, for no other reason than I was born between 1946 and 1964, is getting to be more than a tad tiresome.

    I’m probably not the only ‘boomer’ here who feels the same.

  83. notafan

    Tailie

    You made a comment apparently directed at me.

    Rather cryptic, unusual I know, I just sought clarification.

  84. Eyrie

    Memory Fault, I’m a boomer too. I hope you didn’t think I was insulting you. I think I’m a little older than you.

  85. notafan

    Ok gunner

    I’ll be clearer

    Is body language admissible as evidence in a court ‘of law’?

    Yes or no?

  86. Zatara

    A good start would be to make sure soldiers were committed by their governments to conflicts that had something to do with national security.
    The last time that happened was in World War Two.

    So you reckon Nazi Germany invading France impinged upon Aus national security? Really?

    Maybe you think Japan was going to invade Aus?

    Or perhaps that Communism needed to be fought in Malay?

    South Korea just deserved to be invaded?

    But somehow it was just a benign election campaign thing in Vietnam.

  87. Boambee John

    Here’s one for the bin chicken, via Instapundit.

    Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver registered as a foreign agent of Russia last year:

    John Weaver, the top strategist for John Kasich’s presidential campaign in 2016, has registered as a foreign agent and plans to lobby against potential sanctions on Russia.

    Weaver signed a contract … to lobby on behalf of the Tenam Corporation, a subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company.

  88. None ever came close to beating my 6-cylinder LC Torana in traffic light drags, BITD.

    Haha, so many hoonigans at the Cat!
    😃😎
    NightRider approves this message

  89. No, notafan, and it shouldn’t be either.
    It’s legit in simple ways. A basic knowledge yields exponential gains for a young buck on the make

  90. rickw:

    ALL induced by the Mental Asylums of Spring Street and Canberra. The only person both of us know who has died through this whole thing is the clothing store owner who hung himself in his shop 2 weeks into the first lockdown…..

    Pretty damn sad.
    Does anyone have the of WZV deaths to suicides handy? (Or know where I can get them?)
    I went through the cranky phase a month ago, then the angry phase, now I’m at the furious stage.
    But softee, softee, catchee monkee.
    There will be no excuses given to remove my protection.

  91. Snoopy:

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Tuesday afternoon with a possible infection.

    Please pray.

    Snoopy, I’m sure the infection will be fine.

  92. MemoryFault

    Hi Eyrie,
    No, it most definitely wasn’t directed at you, although I was not aware you were a boomer as well.
    I assumed your comment was directed at a previous one made by Twostix. He was the subject of my comment in reply.

    I like him and generally agree with his viewpoint, however he needs to grow up a bit. In this struggle allies are sparse enough as it is, without deliberately alienating them with ridiculous assertions. Not all boomers are bleeding the country dry, and we don’t all vote Greens, his other favoured fantasy.

  93. Mater

    And let’s not forget the reduced employment opportunities, due to Hollywood fed assumptions about returned servicemen.

    Ed gave us a great example a couple of days ago.

    Ed Case
    #3510192, posted on July 11, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Seriously?
    The cops are close to out of control, it hasn’t helped that they now recruit likely PTSD former troops who’ve been in Afghanistan.

    Not easy to get even the most menial job when everyone thinks that you are likely to come in one day, and go ‘postal’.
    You’ve risked your life for your country, but you can’t even get a job stacking shelves. Try that for a mind fuck.

  94. calli

    East Coasters, the BOM was predicting huge storms, high winds etc for you earlier this week. What’s happening?

    Very high WSW winds, Joh. Plus a lot of rain, most of it that windswept stuff that runs under the doors.

    And some very bedraggled kookas, butcherbirds, maggies and miners. The roos all have their backs to the wind, just like cattle. The joeys that are too big for the pouch crouch in mum’s shelter.

    A typical winter low here on the peninsula.

  95. calli

    Oh, and I wouldn’t go out in that surf for any money.

  96. Tim Neilson

    Ok gunner

    I’ll be clearer

    Is body language admissible as evidence in a court ‘of law’?

    Yes or no?

    I’d say technically no.

    If a judge hearing a case without a jury said in the judgement “the plaintiff’s testimony was unchallenged but he had shifty eyes so I reject his evidence” the decision would be thrown out on appeal.

    But in practice juries obviously are influenced by body language, and I suspect that even judges acting as finders of fact are as well. Sometimes judges do say in such judgments that they find someone to be an unreliable witness, and I suspect that if a witness is clearly thinking frantically and furtively before answering a question the judges wouldn’t feel the need to expunge that perception from their consciousness.

  97. Zatara

    None ever came close to beating my 6-cylinder LC Torana in traffic light drags

    ’67 Chevelle SS 396

    Had a 3 foot long plank with the various speed citations laminated to it.

    Mount a decent canon on it and I’d fight Rommel in the desert.

  98. Zatara

    A cannon would be even better

  99. cohenite

    Biden is a commie; a senile one but still a commie:

    Joe Biden cited a quote made famous by Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong during a digital fundraising speech with former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

    “We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” Biden said on Monday evening to the 14 wealthy donors who attended the digital fundraising session.

    According to the pool reporter who watched the event, Biden then cited the Chinese proverb, “Women hold up half the sky.”

    The phrase comes from a proclamation by Mao in the mid-20th century that helped grant certain rights to women in China. The phrase became commonplace in China at the time, often appearing on pieces of propaganda in factories or other industrial areas.

  100. Cardimona

    Then I said I’d now need to tell my wife.

    It’s been a while since the above, Cardi.

    Haha, still breathing, Delta A.
    I popped it into a text so the shock has time to wear off before she gets home.

  101. You are not alone even though you are surrounded by hysterics and insanity.

    Thank you, struth.
    Legend.
    We’ve never met but we know.
    I’m coming for a visit one day….
    Overburdened, put that young backpacker down and get in here!

  102. ’67 Chevelle SS 396

    Oh yes.
    I love the Chevelle SS.
    Sik.

  103. calli

    Buck House Mulberry Gin. It might catch on.

  104. MemoryFault

    None ever came close to beating my 6-cylinder LC Torana in traffic light drags

    The Torana may have had the grunt, but looks wise it didn’t even come close to the Ford Capri.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    Biden is a commie; a senile one but still a commie

    He’s also announced if elected he’ll destroy America within 15 years.

    Biden campaign adopts carbon-free power by 2035 in $2T environment plan (14 Jul)

    All for something which is a myth.

  106. Joanne Lees is a 5.5/⁶, even BITD.
    She still looks ok.
    Great rack.
    WB

  107. calli

    From Bari Weiss’ resignation letter:

    Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

    I think that might just be a Liberty Quote.

  108. Bruce, if I get you a MAGA hat – will you wear it?
    The birds will like it 😃

  109. Zatara

    ’67 Chevelle SS 396

    She was my first girl

  110. Actually, my MAGA hat order from ProudRightWinger was cancelled.
    I got the hoodie,flags and t-shirts, but the half dozen MAGA hats “can’t be shipped out of the US”??
    Weird!

  111. Zat, an image please!
    😎
    And a famous movie scene list

  112. jo

    Cardimona
    #3513890, posted on July 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Cardi, your posts are quite interesting. Your local problems are the same throughout Australia. My holiday house on the South Coast in the Shoalhaven has a green mayor, the council is mixed. They are useless on things like getting Lake Conjola opened, but the roads have seen such an improvement over the previous Lnp idiot mayor whom just wanted to build monuments to her own folly. We were glad to see her go. What to do?

  113. Zatara

    TG, ask the Doomlord for my email. I’ll hook you up.

  114. MemoryFault

    Overburdened, put that young backpacker down and get in here!

    Overburdened pretty much gave up on the Cat not long after our little pack of resident Malicious Mongrels got the place closed down for a weekend. Understandable, given that the same bunch of pricks still regularly ride roughshod over anybody they deem “sport” – usually a Lady Cat.

    Why Sinclair hasn’t banned them long before now defies explanation.

  115. calli

    MF, I know exactly who was fighting in a highly disagreeable way the day Sinc pulled the pin.

    You are conflating two very separate groups of commenters.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3514078, posted on July 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    From Bari Weiss’ resignation letter:

    Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

    I think that might just be a Liberty Quote.”

    Agree…however I would not describe Bari Weiss as a “centrist”…she’s a mild-mannered left-wing progressive whose opinions would not have out of place at the NYT three years ago. Something has happened. The problem is that the NYT….like the Demrat party, like a lot of the left across the English speaking world, has been hijacked by unadulterated Marxists and various other far-left lunatics. I guess that this is the inevitable result of the march through the institutions. Weiss is not a lunatic but I don’t have much sympathy for her….I hope this experience makes her grow up. The problem with people like her is that they try and tread water and they fail to mature. Weiss has seen first hand what the far-left are up to and it is very unsavoury…particularly far-left and progressive anti-Semitism which is now becoming mainstream. So Good on Bari for writing the letter….good on her for calling out the unhinged culture at the Times……I now hope she matures and really becomes a “centrist”.

    Oh and I suspect it is no different here at the Malcolm Guardian, The Age and the SMH.

  117. Eyrie

    Memory Fault, yes the Ford Capri was one of the better looking cars of its day.

  118. calli

    I wouldn’t either, Cassie.

    Which makes her statement even more damning.

  119. Zatara

    calli
    #3514091, posted on July 15, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    +1

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Weiss has seen first hand what the far-left are up to and it is very unsavoury…particularly far-left and progressive anti-Semitism which is now becoming mainstream.

    Including at NYT.

    Bari Weiss Documents Anti-Semitic Workplace at New York Times (Daniel Greenfield, 14 Jul)

    The antisemitism disease is endemic to the Left, unfortunately.

  121. P

    Just heard of a family friend’s death from COVID 19. Arizona. We heard yesterday that she was on a respirator so it was not a shock. Not sure of her age – it’s a few years since I last saw her. Somewhere in her 60s. My son and two of my grandchildren visited her family just over a year ago when in the US.
    Sad.

  122. Infidel Tiger King

    A man with a thirst for Canadian Club cans was caught breaching COVID-19 lockdown rules fives times in a matter of hours, with the drunken hooligan telling police he was trying to stay “hydrated while exercising” when busted walking the streets drinking booze.

    Hero.

  123. MemoryFault

    You are conflating two very separate groups of commenters.

    Good evening Calli.
    You are only considering the final hours.
    What pissed Sinclair off had been going on, and escalating, for over a week.
    It’s the same crowd, who, when we all were let back in, suitably chastised, lined up to take turns bleating “it weren’t me”, like naughty schoolboys caught smoking.

    Nothing has changed. They regularly indulge in private pile – ons, for no better reason than their own malicious amusement, usually later at night.

  124. Zatara

    P

    Bless them and prayers for your loss.

    But did they die with or from COVID?

    Not so obviously, there is a difference.

  125. cohenite

    Lol:

    BLM protest numbers worse than feared
    Victoria’s health authorities reveal a growing number of positive tests linked to the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne.
    By RACHEL BAXENDALE, RICHARD FERGUSON, ADESHOLA ORE

  126. Infidel Tiger King

    STFU, you stupid old crank.

  127. Cassie of Sydney

    “The antisemitism disease is endemic to the Left, unfortunately.”

    Yep…and there’s one here too ….I don’t call him a Joo hater for nothing.

  128. calli

    I have watched the lot, MV. As for what finally tipped Sinc, you must ask him.

    This is a robust site. I reject any accusations of “bullying”, because that term has been so misused in modern culture it has lost all meaning. If someone waltzes in and acts like a d*ckhead, they get put back in their box. I’m glad it’s more like a job site and less like a staffroom, but some may find it a bit confronting.

    But I just do the dusting and snacks. Picking fights is not my forté. Neither is refereeing.

  129. Short version: Trump takes Florida

    Betfair – Trump 2.78 (minus 5%)
    😃😎😎🥃

  130. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3514095, posted on July 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm
    I wouldn’t either, Cassie.

    Which makes her statement even more damning.”

    Yes.

  131. P

    But did they die with or from COVID?

    I was told yesterday that she had had some respiratory problems prior to contracting COVID 19.
    She was being treated as a coronavirus patient when she died.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    calli
    #3514091, posted on July 15, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    MF, I know exactly who was fighting in a highly disagreeable way the day Sinc pulled the pin.

    You are conflating two very separate groups of commenters.

    We all do.
    Not sure why he persists in trying to convince all those at the scene of the crime otherwise.

  133. Tiger, that’s epic. What a champion deplorable!
    Respect

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Nine-One-One, what’s your emergency?
    OMG! OM Fucking G!
    We got hurt feelings here everywhere.
    Quick, send an emotional support ambulance on the double.
    And fluffy kittens.
    And soppy 1960’s ballads.
    Lotsa ballads.

  135. A return to bogan Localism is the only course.
    Hopefully only to MadMax levels, not the sequel level.
    Don’t unleash the Humongous. He’s no joke.

  136. Leigh, have you caught a fish, loser?
    🤣

  137. DrBeauGan

    Just heard of a family friend’s death from COVID 19. Arizona. We heard yesterday that she was on a respirator so it was not a shock. Not sure of her age – it’s a few years since I last saw her. Somewhere in her 60s. My son and two of my grandchildren visited her family just over a year ago when in the US.
    Sad.

    Sorry to hear that, P.

    The numbers are interesting. If each person knows 500 others on average, then knowing someone who knows someone who has died of WuFlu will mean four deaths in a million. In this case it’s at third hand for me, which makes it 8 in a billion. Each one is sad, but it’s not very many.

  138. Tel

    A man with a thirst for Canadian Club cans was caught breaching COVID-19 lockdown rules fives times in a matter of hours, with the drunken hooligan telling police he was trying to stay “hydrated while exercising” when busted walking the streets drinking booze.

    But that’s not a breach of any lockdown rules.

    They are just making shit up as they go.

  139. Zatara

    I was told yesterday that she had had some respiratory problems prior to contracting COVID 19. She was being treated as a coronavirus patient when she died.

    Fair enough P.

    I’m considering buying my mum a self contained trailer and move her out somewhere (from her retirement home). Beach lots are dead cheap right now…

  140. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh, have you caught a fish, loser?
    🤣

    I’m just the lowly crate shuffler and burley bucket guy *.
    Not my problem the skipper goes where the fish ain’t.
    .
    * people have no problem keeping their 1.5 metres away from me.

  141. Zatara – G8 parts are a bit scarce over there for the car enthusiasts.
    Plenty here for cheap.
    Commodores of Florida, for all y’all Holden needs!
    Just need a warehouse/storefront…
    $$$+hot car lyfe

  142. Zatara

    Commodores of Florida, for all y’all Holden needs!

    MAGA needs maybe not

  143. MemoryFault

    Calli,

    You have only been showing up here regularly later at night since you got back from your last trip. This has been going on for a long time.

    It’s interesting to note that neither you nor I mentioned any names, or gave any identifiable description. Yet within five minutes of our comments two of them had showed up to once again bleat their schoolboy innocence.

    It’s the same EVERY time. Go back and check out their combined efforts ridiculing participants after the Anzac Day Dawn Services, and then their fawning “it weren’t me” when challenged about it.

  144. P

    DrBeauGan
    #3514118, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks Dr BG.

    I was thinking of her husband when I put up a vid here a few days ago. I hope he is able to cope.

    This was the vid –

  145. Speaking of Canada Club rampages, who is it who drinks Woodstock in celebration?
    Winston?
    Mh? Lol

  146. Rex Anger

    @ Tailgunner-

    ‘No-one is without sin.’

  147. calli

    As I said, I watched it all. Just because I don’t comment doesn’t mean I’m not here.

    “Mmmwwwwwahahah!”, she chortles from her lofty perch.

    I reiterate, I’m not a referee. Done enough of that. You guys sort it out.

  148. Internet Archive put me on the waiting list for The Camp of the Saints yesterday and delivered the download today. Obviously not a Government agency.

  149. egg_

    I’ve been out all day lawbreaking.

    Sure – back for the pile on.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    Go back and check out their combined efforts ridiculing participants after the Anzac Day Dawn Services

    At the risk of going over that again for the memory-challenged, I stand by my criticism of some of the abject wankery on Anzac Day.
    Holier than thou bullshit, implying that those who didn’t follow that precise mode of protest as unpatriotic. That is as bad as any left-wing cancel culture I have seen anywhere.
    And all the ‘stickin’ it to da man’ bullshit bravado. As if any local rural copper was going to arrest anyone for standing at a cenotaph.
    Mater did ask me at the time what my problem with it was and I explained. Without putting words into his mouth, I think he politely agreed to disagree but could perhaps see my point.
    .
    .

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Metamucil Militia of Cardigan Commandoes was born.

  151. Johno

    There was a bust on a drug house in Canberra last friday and the media report that the plod has been granted a restraining order on the house. What does that mean? I have tried google and they just come up with DV orders. Anyone know?

  152. egg_

    I doubt any reasonable person here would be heartbroken that someone wrongfully convicted was released from prison.

    Bullshit.

    Perry Mason’s ego.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    ITK, Nick, KD.
    Check your e-mail.

  154. Dirk:

    I knew enough on the very first day the word “lockdown” was mentioned. The effects of lockdowns will be far more devastating than just the quarter they happen in. Who will ever invest in a small business in any state in Australia now – let alone Victoria?
    The precedent has been set now – the Government can requisition your property whenever a few people get the sniffles. Until such time as someone in the government admits that it was a horrible mistake and takes legislative steps to ensure it can never happen again then this sovereign risk will remain. You have a safer bet starting a gold mine in the Congo than starting a small business in Australia.

    Yep. Join the club. Australia already has a reputation for poor sovereign risk when the bureaucracy, infiltrated and dominated by Greens and Globalists, starts looking at your business.
    Just ask the coal miners, fishermen, etc.

  155. egg_

    I put you in the Monty Grigs camp in relation to the wrongful conviction of the tyke Cardinal Pell though.

    Prove it, Sherlock.

    For a so called tyke, you stoop the lowest, sister.

  156. Natural Instinct

    UNSW announces changes
    .

    Wednesday 15 July
    To our valued alumni and supporters,
    Universities, like other organisations in Australia and globally, have felt the impact of COVID-19. Enrolments of international students at UNSW this year are lower than normal and consequently we expect to have fewer students both this year and for the next few years, as this cohort of students progresses through to graduation. Having fewer students means reduced revenues – our current estimate of the 2020 and 2021 financial impact is a $300 to $400 million decline in revenue each year. Over the last four months we have taken a range of steps to deal with the immediate consequences of COVID-19, including health and safety measures, remote working, online learning and reductions in expenditure, while also developing a carefully considered longer term plan.

    Importantly the changes will not impact on our ability to deliver student education. Although there will regrettably be job losses, most will not involve staff directly involved in teaching and reductions will be proportionate to the decrease in student numbers related to the COVID-19 crisis. At the end of this process the number of jobs at UNSW will still be approximately 500 higher than in 2015.
    Key features of the University’s reorganisation include:
    • Reducing the number of faculties from eight to six, with the current faculties of Built Environment, Art & Design and Arts & Social Sciences combining their strengths and resources to become a new, stronger and more influential single faculty to highlight our commitment to arts, architecture and design. Further changes to schools within the faculties will also be discussed over the coming weeks.
    • Reducing the number of divisions from eight to six, removing duplication and increasing alignments. The six divisions will be: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Academic & Student Life, Research & Enterprise; Planning & Assurance; External Engagement; Operations.
    • A dedicated division for students – Academic & Student Life: highlighting the importance UNSW places on the student experience and bringing recruitment, learning and teaching, and student support within a single end-to-end team.

    These plans will enable us to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as a strong, globally competitive University, remaining true to the values of UNSW and the ambition of our 2025 Strategy. Our objective to have a positive impact on society nationally and globally through the three pillars of Strategy 2025; academic excellence in research and education, innovation and engagement, and social impact, has not changed. Neither has our commitment to continuing to ensure that our community is one that embraces equity, diversity and inclusion.

    As critical partners in our success, I am grateful for the support and engagement of our alumni and supporters and wish you well at this difficult time.

    Best regards,
    Professor Ian Jacobs
    President and Vice-Chancellor

    .
    Is it just me, or are there two other divisions that could be cut, and their goals just be incorporated into standard work/study practices.

  157. Mater

    Mater did ask me at the time what my problem with it was and I explained. Without putting words into his mouth, I think he politely agreed to disagree but could perhaps see my point.

    I’m renowned for my politeness, Leigh!

  158. egg_

    Is body language admissible as evidence in a court ‘of law’?

    Is non verbal communication admissible, might be clearer.

  159. 2dogs

    Counter-productive anti-bigotry.

    When it is mostly the case that a crime against a black person is committed by another black person, helping black people requires being stricter in enforcing the law upon them, not more lax.

  160. MemoryFault

    “Mmmwwwwwahahah!”, she chortles from her lofty perch.

    Calli,

    My original comment, the one you initially replied to, was about Overburdened, and why HE left.
    I can assure you Overburdened is a bloke, and hardly the delicate petal type. he quit because he just got sick of it all.

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    Share and share alike.

    Red Flags Raised Over Chinese Research Published in Global Journals: Apparently fraudulent data in dozens of peer-reviewed articles spark fresh worries about ‘paper mills’ used by researchers under pressure to publish. (14 Jul)

    Internationally peer-reviewed journals published more than 100 scientific research papers from China-based authors that appear to have reused identical sets of images, raising questions about the proliferation of problematic science as institutions fast-track research during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The cache of 121 papers, credited to researchers from hospitals and medical universities across roughly 50 cities in China, all shared at least one image with another—a sign that many were likely produced by the same company or “paper mill,” said Elisabeth Bik, a California-based microbiologist and image-analysis expert who identified the trove.

    Hu Ah Yu, Hu Am Ey and Wot Is Dat, “Bejing Jnl of Copy and Paste Medicine”, 2020, Vol 8, pp 8-88.

  162. egg_

    Nine-One-One, what’s your emergency?

    The old codger has given up fishing to swing a few more blows.

    Be on the watchout for a coronary.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    I’m renowned for my politeness, Leigh!

    I’m not!
    Fuck off!
    🙂

  164. Delta A

    the same bunch of pricks still regularly ride roughshod over anybody they deem “sport” – usually a Lady Cat.

    Peter, if this were true, there would be instant condemnation from other Cats, eg, Grigory in all his guises when again, he tries to dox a kitteh.

    Everyone here has to be strong enough to withstand robust opposition – yes, even abuse, at times. Most take it on the chin, or escalate. It is a vibrant blog for conservatives with strong opinions.

    It is not a therapy meeting.

  165. egg_

    Leigh, have you caught a fish, loser?

    He’s still sorting out his Massey Fergusons from his Perkins.
    /Shiny @rse

  166. Natural Instinct

    The UNSW email timestamp was 5:50pm.
    .
    Isn’t that in political circles called “putting out the trash” late, so it does not make the evening news.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    My original comment, the one you initially replied to, was about Overburdened, and why HE left.

    Do you ever tire of analysing the reasons people cease to post here and speaking on their behalf?
    And, incidentally, always advancing the same reason they were “driven away”?

  168. egg_

    ITK, Nick, KD.
    Check your e-mail.

    FVCK OFF CVNT.

  169. Delta A

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Metamucil Militia of Cardigan Commandoes was born.

    Yes, and then one of the self-appointed generals went fishing and left everyone else – or a few – holding the sausage rolls.

    Hmmph!

  170. Leigh Lowe

    FVCK OFF CVNT.

    Still here.
    RU OK?
    You seem upset.
    Was it something I said?
    I don’t want to be credited with another flounce.

  171. P

    Zatara
    #3514120, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I’m considering buying my mum a self contained trailer and move her out somewhere (from her retirement home). Beach lots are dead cheap right now…

    Sounds good to me. I wish I were able to live in van by the sea. I’m a great believer of the benefit of the sea air. You can almost taste the salt in the air at times.
    Only problem is the near proximity to medical help if needed.
    Also family support should she need such.
    I’d say it’s a good idea if she can retain her retirement home as well. Just in case.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, and then one of the self-appointed generals went fishing and left everyone else – or a few – holding the sausage rolls.

    Unfortunately my ADHD short attention span trumps my revolutionary fervour.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    Art is racist. (via Instapundit)

  174. cohenite

    Is body language admissible as evidence in a court ‘of law’?

    Is non verbal communication admissible, might be clearer.

    People don’t have to give evidence or testify in their own Defence (Pell). The Judge has to warn a jury that they should not construe any admission from that. But the demeanour of the defendant is always open to interpretation by a jury and even a Judge. Evidence or lack of it can only take you so far; you have to sell yourself, your case and innocence if relevant.

  175. egg_

    Still here.

    Can’t keep away?

    Do they fit you out with a special midget rod, or you use grownups?

  176. It is not a therapy meeting.

    Preach it.
    Well said, pegleg.

  177. Who does Memory Fail reckon got smote?

    FFS if this guy doesn’t like the topic you bring up it’s a personal attack on him, etc.

  178. Zyconoclast

    California Sues Cisco Over Alleged Caste Discrimination Against Dalit Indian Employee

    SAN JOSE (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian.

    India’s caste system long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once terming them “untouchables.” Inequities and violence against Dalits have persisted for decades after India banned caste discrimination.

    The engineer worked on a team at Cisco’s San Jose headquarters with Indians who all immigrated to the U.S. as adults, and all of whom were of high caste, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing .

    The “higher caste supervisors and co-workers imported the discriminatory system’s practices into their team and Cisco’s workplace,” the lawsuit says.

  179. Zyconoclast

    The Specter of Caste in Silicon Valley

    Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.

  180. Leigh Lowe

    People don’t have to give evidence or testify in their own Defence (Pell). The Judge has to warn a jury that they should not construe any admission from that. But the demeanour of the defendant is always open to interpretation by a jury and even a Judge. Evidence or lack of it can only take you so far; you have to sell yourself, your case and innocence if relevant.

    I think we are drawing a distinction between a judge and/or jury naturally drawing a conclusion about the veracity of a witness from their demeanour in court, as against some snake-oil body language expert getting in the box and swearing that someone was definitely lying during interview because they folded their arms and looked to the right when asked certain questions.

  181. MemoryFault

    Peter, if this were true, there would be instant condemnation from other Cats, eg, Grigory in all his guises when again, he tries to dox a kitteh.

    Good evening Delta.
    Quite the contrary. There is instant condemnation of Numbers because he is Numbers, regardless of what he is doing. Other Cats, not so much. They just go quiet and hope it all just goes away. Eventually some of them leave. NOT because they are not up to to thrust and parry of debate, but because they are sick of the schoolboy bullying antics of a small group of fvckwits.

  182. egg_

    Re your enquiry re “pro bono” – NFI.

    IIRC his specialty was International Law, he just did Criminal Law as a sideline.

    He wanted to be a Judge, but with Family Law Court Judges being blown up, his wife was against it.

    He’s the one who lived a few doors down from Keating in Elizabeth Bay and said he was a fruitcake.

  183. calli

    Looks like Fine Art is cancelled, BoN.

    Reminds me of this unfortunate White Supremacist in the Time of Covid.

  184. cohenite

    As I said before boris is second only to hazza in being kunt struck by his missus:

    Climate hiccup in Australia-Britain free-trade deal

    Jacquelin Magnay The Australian July 14, 2020

    Britain wants to introduce climate change regulations into a free-trade deal with Australia after the first round of talks scoped each country’s priorities. The first round of UK-Australia free-trade deal talks finished last week, with new talks scheduled for September. Britain is looking for climate change policies and gender equity to be incorporated in many of the free-trade chapters.

    It appears Britain’s negotiators are more confident of finding common ground with New Zealand, which has signalled its willingness to have climate policies written into their free-trade deal.

    Britain is chairing a postponed UN climate change conference, COP21, next year and is keen to flag environmental concerns in all its free-trade negotiations.

    It is understood Australia has pushed back on the climate change protocols and this, coupled with the levels of protectionism British farmers may demand around agriculture, have been early hiccups in the virtual talks that both countries say have been positive and productive.

  185. egg_

    Whatever my differences with Arky, he abhorred pile ons.
    Respect.

  186. Tel

    East Coasters, the BOM was predicting huge storms, high winds etc for you earlier this week. What’s happening?

    There’s been a good dose of rain, and bit of wind … typical winter weather … wouldn’t exactly call it “huge” but less than ideal for yardwork if that’s the metric.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Legalise Sedition
    #3514161, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:33 pm
    Who does Memory Fail reckon got smote?

    FFS if this guy doesn’t like the topic you bring up it’s a personal attack on him, etc.

    I don’t think he is suggesting anyone got smoted.
    Just that they “got wore out” and drifted off into the night.
    Certain posters drove them away apparently.

  188. notafan

    So called?

    I quoted you, learned friend.

    Cohenite

    I’m referring to an ‘expert witness’ sitting in the witnesses box giving evidence, as though body language is admissible in a similar way to DNA or similar evidence, not jurors watching the every twitch of the accused.

    Is there a pile on?

  189. egg_

    Also from previous, one of his sons runs his Stud Farm in the Hunter and the other his Winery in Mudgee.

    Not bad for a boy from Sydney’s Western Suburbs.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    I’m referring to an ‘expert witness’ sitting in the witnesses box giving evidence, as though body language is admissible in a similar way to DNA or similar evidence, not jurors watching the every twitch of the accused.

    That is what I took “admissibility” to mean.
    And if it isn’t, failed lawyers like Fraser shouldn’t be advancing it as a potential grounds to quash a conviction, or mount a prosecution against somebody else, or both.

  191. MemoryFault

    Who does Memory Fail reckon got smote?

    Dot,
    Give it a rest. Nobody said anything about anybody getting smoted.
    Accept reality. You aren’t nasty enough to be welcomed by the Malicious Mongrels, and you’re too boring to be of much interest to the rest of us.

  192. egg_

    Is there a pile on?

    The old blowfly’s back like a dog and its vomit.

  193. Infidel Tiger King

    Memory Fault claimed recently that my attacks on him had put him in hospital – twice.

  194. egg_

    body language

    Everyone knows you were carping about the bait video at the top of the day.

    Sad.

  195. 1735099

    There’s a great take down of Cancel Culture in Harper’s.

    Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second. The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

    RTWT

  196. kaysee

    Expert Warns Google Could Shift 10% of Vote Away from Trump, Hand 2020 Election to Biden

    A behavioral and tech expert says Google is an active player in the 2020 election and that the company’s efforts to manipulate Americans could shift 10 percent of the vote away from President Donald Trump.

  197. Cassie of Sydney

    “egg_
    #3514171, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:39 pm
    Whatever my differences with Arky, he abhorred pile ons.
    Respect.”

    Really? He led a pile on of me back in early March….when I rightly and accurately called those three women punching each other up over toilet paper at Woolworths in Sydney’s western suburbs as….scum, peasants and trash.

    The truth is that no one here has a monopoly on virtue. It is a robust environment. If you can dish it out you have got to be able to take it.

  198. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3514176, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    In all seriousness LL, no one’s been making such an argument.

  199. Johno

    So, anyone know what a house restraining order is?

  200. Delta A

    If you can dish it out you have got to be able to take it.

    That should be written in large letters under the every Cat banner.

  201. egg_

    If you can dish it out you have got to be able to take it.

    Sure, but when you get “friendly fire” from someone you thought was a buddy, it comes as a shock.
    I guess ex Blairites are used to a bit of groupthink, due to being more moderated.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3514179, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    Memory Fault claimed recently that my attacks on him had put him in hospital – twice.

    Really?
    I thought he was implying a lovely lady had been carted off in the Sensitivity Ambulance.
    Please essplain.
    Who put who in the hurty feelings ward?

  203. Cassie of Sydney

    “Sure, but when you get “friendly fire” from someone you thought was a buddy, it comes as a shock.
    I guess ex Blairites are used to a bit of groupthink, due to being more moderated.”

    We’re not here to agree on everything Egg…nothing wrong with robust disputes and disputations!

  204. calli

    So, anyone know what a house restraining order is?

    Good grief!

    I thought Rampaging Houses was scheduled for September.

  205. cohenite

    I’m referring to an ‘expert witness’ sitting in the witnesses box giving evidence, as though body language is admissible in a similar way to DNA or similar evidence, not jurors watching the every twitch of the accused.

    I have never heard of body language experts being used by courts or even accepted as experts. The purview of the jury is to judge the body language of people as part of the general testimony and a body language expert would by definition intrude on that fundamental jury function.

  206. Infidel Tiger King

    Really?
    I thought he was implying a lovely lady had been carted off in the Sensitivity Ambulance.
    Please essplain.
    Who put who in the hurty feelings ward?

    I thought he was the lady?

    Very confusing world.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    I overheard a bloke today spouting an election voting strategy.
    He reckons it will shake the system up if we vote the candidates in alphabetical order, but putting the sitting member second on the paper.
    Any thoughts?

  208. calli

    This is Asterisk Year, Prawn. Nothing makes sense.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    I thought he was the lady?

    Very confusing world.

    As you were.
    Sorry I raised it.
    No gender offence intended.

  210. Natural Instinct

    As I recall, the BOM was forecasting 50-100mm on each day (Sun, Mon, Tue). And I think they went as high as 120mm for Mon with one forecast.
    The ABC went in hard on their 630am news (I think Sunday morning) advising people who were on holiday at the coast to go home, and those thinking of holidaying to change their plans. That was a great help as we went into the second week of the NSW & ACT school holidays.
    We had 27mm on Sun, 25mm on Mon. Bugger all Tue.
    Am I wrong? Let’s look at our lake which went up 60mm – so not much over a 15x catchment area.
    Does BOM ever publish post-forecast-reviews to see how accurate they are, and are they getting any better?

  211. Delta A

    Sure, but when you get “friendly fire” from someone you thought was a buddy,

    Egg, nobody on anonymous blog is a buddy. Sometimes bloggers arrange to meet, and they might become buddies IRL. Until then, approach everyone as an interesting/uninteresting stranger.

  212. Makka

    The “higher caste supervisors and co-workers imported the discriminatory system’s practices into their team and Cisco’s workplace,” the lawsuit says.

    There’s a surprise.
    /sarc.

  213. Mitch M.

    egg_
    #3514140, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    Is body language admissible as evidence in a court ‘of law’?

    Is non verbal communication admissible, might be clearer.

    It is not evidence it is interpretation and highly problematic interpretation.

  214. kaysee

    There was some discussion on the previous thread re the problems with YouTube and bitchute.
     
    We have to stay constantly aware that the main platforms are left wing, and they are using their power to suppress the other side. Many of us use Google as our search engine because it has been around for a long time, therefore has a bigger database, quick searches, and the best result output. Or so we believe.
     
    A few days ago, I was searching for an article via Google. There were two relevant links that came up in the search results. Checked both links, but both came up with errors.
    I checked the link paths – couldn’t see a problem.
     
    Finally, I went to the Home Page of the (article) website, was able to open that, then searched the article and clicked it open. No problem.
     
    I compared all links, they were identical – yet could not open the ones in Google. In the past, I would have dismissed this as a technical glitch. Now, who knows what games are underfoot, especially when a site is Conservative? Perhaps, Google is not the gold standard search engine when it comes to Search results.
     
    I started creating my own “mini database” of alternative platforms some time ago. I posted it on one of the previous threads. It is as an image – since posting as links – even splitting into different comments did not work.
     
    Alternative Platforms
     
    It would be helpful if others can add to/correct the sites listed here, so we can build backup options when the lefties go on a cancel culture binge.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    Planeloads of ADF personnel being assigned to Melbourne.
    Plans to have stilettos on the ground first thing after the diversity morning tea tomorrow.

  216. Johno

    Does a house restraining order exist in the real world or was it another useless media stuff-up.

    The cops were leading a handcuffed little asian chap out of the drug house and the very Blonde media girly with the microphone pounced on him and said . “Were you surprised when you saw the Police here his morning?” Even the coppers were a bit stunned by that one.

  217. cohenite

    Does BOM ever publish post-forecast-reviews to see how accurate they are, and are they getting any better?

    BoM predictions, sorry forecasts, run at about 20% success. A number of folk have looked at this over the years; see the great Warwick Hughes, Jo Nova, Jennifer Marohasy.

    No apologies are ever offered by the BoM. The BoM are a national disgrace, up there with the fucking abc.

  218. egg_

    Is non verbal communication admissible, might be clearer.

    E.g. in a taped interview, they may say that the interviewee has nodded their head in agreement.
    NFI with videos nowadays.

  219. Anthony

    kaysee
    #3514183, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm
    Expert Warns Google Could Shift 10% of Vote Away from Trump, Hand 2020 Election to Biden

    A behavioral and tech expert says Google is an active player in the 2020 election and that the company’s efforts to manipulate Americans could shift 10 percent of the vote away from President Donald Trump.

    Wasted a few minutes of my life reading this stuff. Really? No shit equals bullshit!

  220. mh

    Don’t think I will be doing much scrolling back tonight. Lots of blueing, which is good if you were there at the time.

    Just on the body language vid I put up on the last OT. That was not anything to do with admissible evidence, but the guys were highlighting areas where the investigators should be focusing on, and trying to delve further. Lots of red flags. It was not just body language, but verbal language too.

  221. Mater

    ACA poll reports that 81% want us to go to Stage 4 lockdown.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks like Fine Art is cancelled, BoN.

    Calli – At least the cancelled guy was a Modern Art curator. Much modern art is quite cancellable as far as I’m concerned. I wonder if the French guy’s urinal installation will be cancelled because whiteness? They could hardly paint it black, that would be racist.

    Anyway, here’s another one:

    Genius Trump Wears Mask Causing Media To Question Effectiveness Of Masks (13 Jul)

  223. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger King Prawn
    #3514179, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Memory Fault claimed recently that my attacks on him had put him in hospital – twice.

    Are you going to go for the hat trick?

    Sorry to hear that, P.

    The numbers are interesting. If each person knows 500 others on average, then knowing someone who knows someone who has died of WuFlu will mean four deaths in a million. In this case it’s at third hand for me, which makes it 8 in a billion. Each one is sad, but it’s not very many.

  224. William:

    It is not illegal to shoot unarmed enemy.
    Yes it is.

    You do not have a clue. Shut up and stop making a bloody fool of yourself.

  225. DrBeauGan

    The last bit was left over from an earlier comment. But you knew that.

  226. MemoryFault

    Memory Fault claimed recently that my attacks on him had put him in hospital – twice.

    Jesus you are low life scum, impotent prawn.
    You know damn well what you just wrote is utter crap.

    I stated – correctly – that you had put a fellow Cat in hospital, twice. Not only do you know that’s what I said, you know who I was referring to. On top of that, after the first time you put her in hospital, and came to know you had put her in hospital, you made a grovelling, belated attempt to excuse your disgusting behaviour by posting were sorry for what had happened, but sometimes you “got carried away”.

    Does “fvckwit kiwi filth” ring any bells for you? Or should I go on?

  227. Mater – that’s our base then.
    20%
    That’s still enough deplorables to start some shit.
    Shocking, nonetheless.
    #Vicco

  228. ACA poll reports that 81% want us to go to Stage 4 lockdown.

    Our countrymen hate freedom.

    We were a Kafkaesque penal colony in 1788 and we are a Kafkaesque penal colony in 2020.

  229. cohenite

    RoP commit 91% of the world’s honour killings (the other 9% are unsourced although the Indians have a foot on the scale). Here’s the latest one:

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  230. Infidel Tiger King

    I have no idea what you are talking about, but I hope your time in hospital was relaxing.

    Get better soon.

  231. Behind Enemy Lines.
    Excellent
    But we gonna need Free State support.
    Don’t be stingy

  232. egg_

    ex Blairites

    & “Boltheads” – the largest group here – IIRC someone compiled a list.

    Kudos on your vids, very enjoyable, especially the V8 rumble; still have the stocker on mine, but happy with it.

  233. Infidel Tiger King

    ACA poll reports that 81% want us to go to Stage 4 lockdown.

    The only people that watch that show are disability pensioners, so I wouldn’t trust those results.

  234. egg_

    ACA poll reports that 81% want us to go to Stage 4 lockdown.

    Low info audience?

  235. Snoopy

    Does “fvckwit kiwi filth” ring any bells for you?

    Saint Jacinda?

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