Tuesday Forum: July 14, 2020

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  1. twostix

    Both “sides” of the dying establishment that voters are voting against and refusing to listen to on every major issue both fully agree with each other (again): the people need to be locked into their homes forever.

    No big deal.

  2. egg_

    There is silliness by those who deny the seriousness of the coronavirus. Bits of data are cherrypicked, and outlier studies quoted as authoritative. Even outrageous propaganda by some foreign ­governments is cited if it fits the prejudice. So where are we really?

    First, let’s tackle the nonsense of herd immunity. This is the goal of those who think we should try to protect the most vulnerable, practice a few hygiene measures and otherwise let the disease rip in the hope that it will infect and kill enough of us that it will eventually be unable to find new victims and will go away.

    TOTALITARIANS-R-US!

  3. cohenite

    Ruth crook:

    If she stops breathing tomorrow I don’t think even Trump will have enough time to appoint another. But he can certainly make it an election issue.

  4. Mitch M.

    e

    Hit an oil spot in the wet and the front end went out before I even had the clutch released on the downshift round a nice 90 degree left hand curve at the bottom of my own street.

    That’s what happened to me, raining, hit some oil while having to brake because of traffic. I can still vividly remember it because when I looked up I saw a truck bearing down on me, the wheels missing my head by a meter or two.

  5. Bar Beach Swimmer

    If she stops breathing tomorrow I don’t think even Trump will have enough time to appoint another. But he can certainly make it an election issue

    .

    Cohenite, he doesn’t strike me as a leave- it-to-the-last-moment type of bloke – I’m sure he’s had a name lined up just in case. (how do you add a smiley face on a laptop?)

  6. twostix

    Even outrageous propaganda by some foreign ­governments is cited if it fits the prejudice.

    What’s old Sheridan’s stance on China and globalism been for the last twenty years? I bet it’s been 100% Australia First nationalism with no fear of retribution from anyone!

  7. egg_

    Should you wish to experience infrasound.

  8. Huck

    Egg you pathetic little waste of space.
    30+ posts of yours since my last, and NOBODYwill engage with you other than to mock.
    Frenetic posting of irrelevant shit that nobody gives a flying fuck at the moon about, desperately seeking validation.
    But, but, but….Blair (sob)
    Sad.
    Passive aggressive little fuck that you are.

    On a brighter note, fuck you and your pies KD.

  9. cohenite

    At least Israel is on the job:

    Is.ael’s alleged Natanz strike was ‘as complex as Stuxnet,’and a major blow to Iran.

    The story of how Is.ael’s attack at Natanz set Iran’s nuclear project back not “by two months” as was first thought, but rather by two years, is here.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  10. egg_

    Huck
    #3515591, posted on July 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    SCROLL!

  11. Rex Anger

    Dunno much about DMUs Egg, But you may have sold me on the Thumper.

    I have developed a taste for the ex-Midland Railway F class. 6 cylinder turbo.

    Gosh that thing goes! And O Lawd the burble and roar when you open it up!

  12. cohenite

    Cohenite, he doesn’t strike me as a leave- it-to-the-last-moment type of bloke – I’m sure he’s had a name lined up just in case. (how do you add a smiley face on a laptop?)

    There is no constitutional barrier to replacing the old rat but the demorats would filibuster as they did with Kavanaugh and even though the senate, which confirms the appointment, has a GOP majority, it’s a slim one with many rinos such as the vile mitt itching to sabotage Trump.

  13. egg_

    Should do a “passive aggressive” word count of “91 kg”.
    Sad.

  14. Pedro the Loafer

    Back in 2004 an old gal from Meekatharra (WA), Iris Curley, won $15 million playing Powerball.

    She had just bought a modest little house in town for about $25K, her first, and was happy to be able to look after her extended family of kids and grandkids and battled away on the bones of her bum like so many of her clan have had to do.

    When the news of the huge windfall was made public, hundreds of “relatives” from as far away as North Queensland flooded into town, all with their hands out for a piece of the action.

    To her eternal credit, Iris told all the blow in bludgers to piss off.

    She stayed in her her little asbestos house in Meekatharra and donated extensively to the local hospital, Telethon, many other charities, ensured her immediate family were looked after, and was a much loved and generous character until her death a few years ago.

    Iris had a drivers licence but had never owned a car. After her win she treated herself to a nice new Holden Commodore.

  15. rickw

    A first class tractor!

  16. egg_

    Dunno much about DMUs Egg, But you may have sold me on the Thumper.

    The same EE engines were our backup power for overseas radio telephone since 1956, pre satellite.

  17. JC

    If she stops breathing tomorrow

    She’s been dead for the past 6 years.

  18. Rex Anger

    Tassie X amd Y class counterparts of about the same vintage.

    No notches like on US locos. One continuously advanced air throttle. The ‘notching’ is the electrical contactor reacting to the throttle valve feeding more fuel into the engine. Means you shove the stick open and wait…

  19. cohenite

    TR interviews a BLM ladeee who is one mean, evil bitch; this one oozes hatred and racism:

    https://www.tr.news/hateful-racist-marxist-blm-activist-exposed/?mc_cid=8c2740a1c2&mc_eid=fcd91137ed

  20. C.L.

    Nice story, Pedro.
    It’s good to learn of a windfall millionaire doing it right.

  21. egg_

    egg_
    #3515590, posted on July 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Must’ve been a trigger.

  22. cohenite

    She’s been dead for the past 6 years.

    Kept alive by the radiant energy from your shiny arse.

  23. egg_

    I have developed a taste for the ex-Midland Railway F class. 6 cylinder turbo.

    IIRC they use Cummins 6 cyl hydraulic drive on ours.

  24. egg_

    The “Thumpers” are 10″ 4 cyl pots IIRC.

  25. rickw

    Time to peel off and do some work!

  26. JC

    She isn’t alive , Cronkite. It’s a weekend at bernie’s racket.

  27. mc

    There’s another “The Man from Snowy River”?

    We are about due for a remake “The Persxn From Ngarigo River”

  28. egg_

    Unless it’s an imposter, my profile pic is on my Cat email that Sinc and others would have been able to view.
    The Kitteh said I “looked like a Cop” – before they started hiring midgets.
    /Keyboard

  29. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr at 8:12 pm:

    ” Bolt then quotes The Man from Snowy River.

    ‘…and he sees the vision splendid,
    of the sunlight plains extended,

    Bolt seriously believes that to be from “The Man from Snowy River”?”

    I don’t expect Bolt to have enjoyed the same very Australian childhood as me – he was raised among the Krauts in Adelaide – but that really is unforgivable when the show was focused on the poetry.

    My lot – I – saw the “vision splendid” and knew from lessons long ago that it was Clancy of the Overflow. The words don’t have anything like the same rhythm as The Man from Snowy River.

    “And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
    In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,”

    … you just do not forget such beautifully descriptive words.

  30. egg_

    I could easily lift my XL500 off the ground with no issues.

  31. miltonf

    ‘…and he sees the vision splendid,
    of the sunlight plains extended,

    Clancy of the overflow?

  32. miltonf

    Sheridan is an idiot. Prof MacIntyre was pumping up sarrs or swine flu a few years back.

  33. cohenite

    Watching Delta Force with Chuck. We need a few Chucks today.

  34. calli

    ‘…and he sees the vision splendid,
    of the sunlight plains extended,

    Off to the West tomorrow. Lightning Ridge via Mudgee and Dubbo.

    House sitters can have the Coast. 🙂

  35. Rex Anger

    @ Egg-

    The MRWA F class of 1956 had an EE 6SRKT turbo’d straight 6 in it. The later G class added 2 cylinders, but was otherwise a similar loco. The real difference was that the F only had 4 traction motors, while the G had 6. So much gruntier.

    Having said that, in the F I have pushed(!) a roughly 100 ton steam engine and dragged about 220 tons of train up several miles of 1 in 30 grade (in normie speak- Damned steep!) almost effortlessly. I thought the steamer was doing a lot of the work, only to find out at the terminus that its driver had shrugged and backed right off very early on. Oboy…

    The modern CBH locos that shuttle between the ports and the wheatbelt in WA I think are powered with Cummins truck motors. Not that you can tell anymore with modern power. At full pelt, all you hear is traction motor whine. No bellow or thump or burble.

    As DJT is wont to say: Sad!

  36. Cardimona

    Can anyone copy across the article from the Oz about the wall Qld has built on the NSW border?

  37. Bruce of Newcastle

    Find some opals for us Calli!

  38. Pedro the Loafer

    If you have five minutes up your sleeve, listen to Slim Dusty’s musical version of Banjo Patterson’s Man From Snowy River.

    Banjo’s Masterpiece

  39. Siltstone

    Enjoy Lighting Ridge Calli, enjoyable place. Nearby Grawin is too.

  40. Huck

    Got on the computer and did a quick comment count.
    The passive aggressive ovum has made 16.71% of the 2042 comments on this thread.
    Got much of a life loser?

  41. If you have five minutes up your sleeve, listen to Slim Dusty’s musical version of Banjo Patterson’s Man From Snowy River.

    I’ve recorded that one onto cassette enough times to know it’s longer than 5 minutes.

  42. Nick

    Here you go, Cardi,

    A 700m wall is going up on the Gold Coast in a police push to stop illegal border crossings from NSW and keep “COVID out of Queensland”.

    The “robust barricading” was built on Thursday around Dixon and Florence Street in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast to prevent people from NSW entering Queensland.

    Gold Coast Police chief superintendent Mark Wheeler said the wall reflected a “commitment to keeping COVID out of Queensland”.

    “People were encroaching across the fencing that was there,” he said.

    “They were coming into Queensland technically unlawfully, so we strengthened that up.

    “We saw a similar situation a couple of months ago in Miles Street.”

    He said he understood that people were “frustrated” but it was illegal to skirt border checkpoints.
    He said the wall was taking “considerable resources and time and effort” and was constructed by the Gold Coast City Council after a police request.

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said despite a spike of COVID-19 cases in NSW and Victoria, she would not close the border again.

    “Look, we’re not factoring that in at the moment because we’re very happy with the checks that are happening at the border. There are delays. We are trying to make it easier for those border communities. We know how hard it is between the Tweed and southern part of the Gold Coast,” Ms Palaszczuk told the Nine Network.

    The southwestern Sydney areas of Campbelltown and Liverpool were added to Queensland’s hotspot list and banned on Tuesday.

    Anyone who travelled to those areas in the past 14 days cannot enter Queensland.

    No one from the entire state of Victoria can enter Queensland either.

    Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the past 14 days cannot quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at the border.

  43. Huck

    egg_
    #3515625, posted on July 16, 2020 at 9:14 pm
    I could easily lift my XL500 off the ground with no issues.

    Of course you could. One handed too, I bet.

  44. egg_

    Huck
    #3515641, posted on July 16, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    SCROLL!

    Some of us likely increase others’ traffic.

    Arma’s great for his overnight counting posts.

  45. Pedro the Loafer

    Got me, Sal.
    Slim’s Man From Snowy River is closer to eight minutes.

    Worth it though.

  46. egg_

    2XL shirt, otherwise under the armpits tears (i.e. no significant manboobs)
    /”Pigeon chest”

  47. Huck

    Some of us likely increase others’ traffic.

    You delusional wanker.
    You are Keynesian traffic, somewhat like breaking windows so you can repair them and increase GDP.
    Fuckwit.

  48. rickw

    Trump cancelling MS-13

  49. egg_

    Wasn’t Marcus Adonis mates with Tiny Dancer?
    Haven’t heard from Tiny in a while.

  50. egg_

    Some of us likely increase others’ traffic.

    Sinc and Jacques may monitor it, Sherlock.

    You’re verging on stalking now, retard.

  51. Huck

    No, Tiny is mates with Pickles. IRL as well.
    Wrong again fuckwit.

  52. rickw

    Sheridan is an idiot.

    How does he keep his job? He’s been pumping out drivel since he was first in print.

  53. egg_

    Wrong again fuckwit.

    Wanna bet?

  54. Geelong will obviously whinge that because they aren’t part of lockdown Melbourne, they should be right to have games at Kardinia Park. Of which Collingwood would destroy them every day

  55. Pedro the Loafer

    Geez, Egg.

    Are you on the meth?

    Non stop for for a couple of days (and nights),much of it gibberish.

    But hey, it’s Sinc’s blog. Anything goes except bagging Essendon.

    Top effort.

  56. Huck

    Must be important because it’s bolded
    Fuckwit
    Hardly stalking. It’s an anonymous blog.
    I’m just holding a fuckwit to account.

  57. egg_

    One handed too, I bet.

    The centre of mass is rather awkward, it aint a barbell.

  58. Cardimona

    Nick, thanks.

    That wall doesn’t sound particularly Trumpian.

  59. egg_

    I’m just holding a fuckwit to account.

    Great!
    There’s a shedload of Victorians that were happy with Stage 3 lockdowns.

  60. miltonf

    Sheridan is an idiot.

    How does he keep his job? He’s been pumping out drivel since he was first in print.

    Recently informed his readers that they should dislike DJT like him. Another great reason not to buy newspapers.

  61. Cardimona

    I had an XL500.
    I called it “the tractor”.
    Hated the bloody thing.
    Too heavy as a dirt-bike and too slow on the street.
    No redeeming features whatsoever.

  62. egg_

    Non stop for for a couple of days (and nights),much of it gibberish.

    WTF?

    The current idiot has admitting to trolling taking place.

  63. Nick

    That wall doesn’t sound particularly Trumpian.

    It wasn’t. It looked like those orange, portable, water filled, plastic barriers.

  64. Huck

    Wanna bet?

    Abso-fucking-lutely!
    I know Pickles IRL. I know Pickles knows Tiny IRL.
    You just can’t stop with the wrong.
    Refer to Pedro’s comment.
    Fuckwit.

  65. egg_

    Too heavy as a dirt-bike and too slow on the street.

    +1

    Just before I got into “roadies”.

  66. egg_

    I know Pickles IRL. I know Pickles knows Tiny IRL.

    When Pickles was in Qld?
    IIRC Mk50 was stating he was with Tiny Dancer when he was in Qld on this blog.

  67. Infidel Tiger King

    Terrific game of league tonight.

    My God AFL is appalling these days. Worse than rugby to watch.

  68. Huck

    2 different people according to Pickles.
    He’s a lawyer.
    I believe him, natch.

  69. egg_

    The MRWA F class of 1956 had an EE 6SRKT turbo’d straight 6 in it. The later G class added 2 cylinders, but was otherwise a similar loco. The real difference was that the F only had 4 traction motors, while the G had 6. So much gruntier.

    Thanks for the insight.

    I think our Cummins are similar displacement to one of the earth station’s gen-sets (which tend to be marine (stationary) diesels).

  70. Nick

    IT, I bought a case of Standish from the grower today. Qantas have a deal on, though their base price is higher

  71. egg_

    IIRC Mk50 was stating he was with Tiny Dancer when he was in Qld on this blog.

    I’ll make a search.
    IIRC he stated they were travelling together in a vehicle.

  72. mh

    Terrific game of league tonight.

    Word.

    Go Ricky, go Ricky.

  73. egg_

    He’s a lawyer.

    Circuit barrister at the time IIRC?

    I recall him posting Youtubes* of Play School and stuff, *thanking me for same back on T Blair’s.

  74. Old School Conservative

    Thanks for the Banjo/Slim link Pedro.

    Imagine how a primary school teacher could stir the love of Australia and also boost knowledge of this country simply by teaching that song to the kids.

  75. Huck

    Travelling together=2 different people.
    Join the dots.
    Now, how about that bet.

  76. egg_

    You just can’t stop with the wrong.

    We technical types try not to be wrong, as lives may depend on it.

  77. Mark A

    Lightning Ridge

    Dug a hole there in the 80s, wrong place but, no opal, gave it up.
    Nice place it was, never visited again could’ve changed a lot since.

    On an other note, this blog is starting to resemble Twitter, I have no idea what half the posts are about.
    Same as twitter can’t follow the thread. Prolly just as well, not important.

  78. Tel

    Hey guys, is a second hand Toyota Hilux a decent thing to drive? What sort of odo reading is considered reasonable with those? Doesn’t need to win F1 or anything, but hopefully reliable and not to expensive to own.

    Will be doing a mix of short and long drives, but not like Sydney to Melbourne or anything (who would ever visit Melbourne?) let’s say less than 50km round trip typical. Cargo will be occasionally large objects and mostly small objects.

    The alternative option might be a van, if it has a roof rack for long things. I kind of hate driving vans, although it isn’t entirely ruled out.

  79. egg_

    Travelling together=2 different people.

    Was that ever in doubt?
    Comprehension skills?
    Talk about incoherent.
    /Lurker.

  80. egg_

    Pickles knows Marcus Adonis IRL?

  81. Huck

    “ Technical types”????
    You live by yourself in a one bedroom flat, posting nearly 400 times in 48 hours on a blog that nobody much reads?
    Really?
    Fucking delusional…

  82. egg_

    Tel
    #3515693, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Cheap LWB VW Caddy diesel?
    One with naughty ECU software?

  83. Terry Pedersen

    Terrific game of league tonight.

    It was, but I thought Papalii’s try was off a forward pass. The Roosters held back expecting the ref to call it.

  84. egg_

    Huck
    #3515696, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    There’s always the scroll wheel, Einstein.

  85. egg_

    I agree with OCO.
    KD is Marcus Adonis.

    Interesting Qld link.

    Huck is with Pickles now in Vicco.

  86. egg_

    Huck
    #3515696, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Are you a grand dad yet, irate anonymous blog poster?

  87. Huck

    Pickles knows Marcus Adonis IRL?

    You are seriously asking about comprehension skills?

    I know Pickles IRL. I know Pickles knows Tiny IRL.

    2 different people according to Pickles.

    Fuckwit.
    Anyway, back to lurking for me.
    You are a blowhard with absolutely zero self awareness.
    Oh, before I go…
    KD, fuck your pies and the umpires.

  88. Tel

    Cheap LWB VW Caddy diesel?

    Yeah I looked at those, I got told by a VW owner that spare parts are freaking ridiculous. If it has a decent roof rack then could still carry quite a lot and probably lower fuel costs. Never driven one, will keep a look out.

    That said, should be OK with knock of parts … I just dunno about VW, that’s all. Personal prejudice, I like the general size and shape of the things … what I notice is that those Caddy diesel engines come in a whole bunch of different sizes, I guess it depends on the weight of the cargo.

  89. Infidel Tiger King

    Egg, would you pass a Turing Test right now?

    Very weird behaviour.

  90. Mark A

    Tel
    #3515693, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    The alternative option might be a van, if it has a roof rack for long things. I kind of hate driving vans, although it isn’t entirely ruled out.

    Vans are nice for a few things but the roof rack option is a bit awkward, my brother is a builder and drives a Mitsubishi van to carry his tools etc, but he is always complaining about loading the roof rack due to height.

    He is a bit taller then me at 6’2 and still a hassle for him.
    Think about the times you want to use it for carrying stuff on the roof.

  91. egg_

    I know Pickles IRL. I know Pickles knows Tiny IRL.

    2 different people according to Pickles.

    Inferring Pickles knows Marcus Adonis?
    Help us all out.

  92. Pedro the Loafer

    Tel, I bought a 2009 Nissan Navara 2WD diesel ute as a firewood, tip run hay bale or two and town runabout for $8K. It is a good old banger for what I want, but I was shopping for a Hilux.

    The other vehicle in the shed is highly conspicuous and the only one of its type in town, so no parking at the pub for an extended stay because I value my MDL. Plod knows where I live.

    There are about a hundred old white utes in town however and I blend into the crowd like a wisp of smoke.

    When I went ute shopping, Toyotas were nearly double the price for a similar year and mileage to the Nissan.

    Highly sought after, bulletproof, and good resale if that is an issue.

    Toyota Hilux would be the bees knees for your requirements.

  93. egg_

    . Never driven one, will keep a look out.

    Drove one for work for a while (SWB) and they drive like a car, with great Economy c. 1,000 km range on the 1.6L manual around Sydney.

  94. Cardimona

    Hey guys, is a second hand Toyota Hilux a decent thing to drive?

    Tel, you’ll get far more ute for less money by going to a D40 Nissan Navara.
    Most of the Hilux price is in the badge.

  95. egg_

    Egg, would you pass a Turing Test right now?

    Very weird behaviour.

    Ask anyone else who’s had a pile on, buddy.

  96. Huck

    Inferring Pickles knows Marcus Adonis?

    No Fuckwit.
    Inferring, nay, stating.
    Pickles knows Tiny.
    Tiny knows MK50.
    Tiny has told Pickles of his meetings with MK50.
    Enough now.
    Everyone is bored with this. Including me.
    YOU.ARE.A.PASSIVE/AGRESSIVE FUCKWIT

  97. Cardimona

    C’mon, team.
    Let’s not be angry with each other.
    Let’s save it for the real enemy.
    The left.

    I’ll be running in the Qld state election in October as a pro-democracy non-leftist climate-realist independent.
    Reclaiming our parliaments is the only fight venue that really matters…

  98. Pedro the Loafer

    Geez, egg.

    Pack up the crack/ice pipe and go to bed will you?

  99. Farmer Gez

    Tel, you’ll get far more ute for less money by going to a D40 Nissan Navara.

    I’d leave D 40’s alone. I’ve killed a couple.
    A Range or an Isuzu D Max would be a better pick.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When the news of the huge windfall was made public, hundreds of “relatives” from as far away as North Queensland flooded into town, all with their hands out for a piece of the action.

    Pedro, how many illegitimate Aboriginal children was “Lang” Hancock supposed to have fathered?

  101. JC

    Eggles

    Take a break.

    I see driller, the stoush troll, is easing his way in to see how he can turn it into another shit show.

  102. mh

    Anyone know why Trump has blown in the betting markets?

  103. Tel

    There are about a hundred old white utes in town however and I blend into the crowd like a wisp of smoke.

    Oh I don’t want anything that stands out in a crowd. If there’s no dents I’ll need to put a few in myself … something in the territory of 3rd party insurance only would be the thing.

    When I went ute shopping, Toyotas were nearly double the price for a similar year and mileage to the Nissan.

    Yeah, I’ve always leaned in that direction myself … so either a lot of us are running on pure prejudice, or there’s a reason why Toyota earns respect. Just saying. The old Corolla drives great after 20 years … it’s just not quite the thing I want anymore, for various reasons.

    Hey, how did that Nissan/Fiat deal go? Are they looking for a new CEO? Seems like they are still searching around for the old one.

  104. Old School Conservative

    Good on you Cardi. Best of luck.
    Perhaps you could hit ’em with the clue stick of Greta’s latest contribution. She is using the term “global heating”.
    Global warming morphed into climate change and now is ramped up to global heating. They can’t even keep the narrative on track.

  105. JC

    Mh

    Maybe

    A new poll quinnipac ? came out suggesting he’s at 36% support.

    Also, he fired his campaign head overnight.

    The conventional read to the punters would be negative.

  106. Old School Conservative

    Old Cats from Victoria will be under the pump.
    Chairman Dan will ban knee and hip replacements just in case Wuhan Flu victims need to be hospitalised.

  107. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cardimona
    #3515713, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:32 pm”

    Cardi….I wish I could vote for you.

  108. Pedro the Loafer

    Zulu, Iris Curley was a full blood. I know this is a terribly politically incorrect term these days but there it is.

    Most of the “relatives” who fronted into Meeka after her Lotto win were pretty pale. They got short shrift from Iris and her mob, much to their credit.

    A lot of Lang’s alleged offspring have tried for years to get a slice of the pie without success. If Lang had been a dud old miner with no money, the offspring would never have seen the light of day.

  109. MemoryFault

    She is using the term “global heating”.

    Hi OSC.
    That’s very interesting. Where has young Greta been using that term?

  110. MemoryFault

    Hi Cardimona.

    Where are you running?
    If it’s not too far away a trip and a day in a polling booth would not be out of the question.

  111. Bruce in WA

    Hey guys, is a second hand Toyota Hilux a decent thing to drive? What sort of odo reading is considered reasonable with those? Doesn’t need to win F1 or anything, but hopefully reliable and not to expensive to own.

    Will be doing a mix of short and long drives, but not like Sydney to Melbourne or anything (who would ever visit Melbourne?) let’s say less than 50km round trip typical. Cargo will be occasionally large objects and mostly small objects.

    The alternative option might be a van, if it has a roof rack for long things. I kind of hate driving vans, although it isn’t entirely ruled out.

    Next door neighbour has a Hilux (old model) with the four-banger diesel. Has about 300k on the clock now and still goes like clockwork. Only concession he made was new oil and new oil filter every 5k km, no matter what the book says. He has a a property about 120 km out of Perth and travels back and forth to it at least 4 days out of every 7. Mind you, he does sit just under 100 km/h on the open road.

  112. Old School Conservative

    You cannot be serious.
    Straight faced comments on Sky and ch9 about moving the Qld/NSW border south. 3 hour delays in crossing the border is the reason. No negative reaction from anyone I saw.
    Just remove the border barrier and there will be no queues.
    Politicians are just taking one step at a time towards total control of the country and using the virus as an excuse.

  113. Arky

    Huck
    #3515641, posted on July 16, 2020 at 9:31 pm
    Got on the computer and did a quick comment count.
    The passive aggressive ovum has made 16.71% of the 2042 comments on this thread.

    ..
    Yep.
    At some point it starts to look like deliberate sabotage of the site.
    Been at it for a long time too.

  114. MemoryFault

    Politicians are just taking one step at a time towards total control of the country and using the virus as an excuse.

    That is all it ever was about from Day One.
    And they have not been “stupid” or “incompetent” in implementing it.

  115. Old School Conservative

    Where has young Greta been using that term?

    MF, it was in an open letter to the European Council who have a budget summit on Friday.
    Reported on in msn news.

  116. Rich

    It’s Fact check time

    ABC funding is rising in cash terms – this is correct (as the article states)

    But it’s misleading (in its correctness)

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-16/fact-check-are-there-no-cuts-to-abc-funding/12417226

  117. MemoryFault

    Thanks OSC.
    Greta’s change in terms is worth a follow up.

  118. Pedro the Loafer

    D40 Nissan diesels have “issues” as the cool kids say.

    Do your homework before opening the wallet for a Nissan.

    Older D22s are pretty stout provided servicing is kept up.

    If money is no object, the Toyota Landcruiser family of SUV and utes is unbeatable.

  119. Top Ender

    A disgusting thief left behind a poo at a Frankston house after stealing World War II medals.

    The 91-year-old homeowner was away for two nights last week and returned to find his house had been broken into and there was human waste at the side of his house.

    The man’s nine war medals — including MBE and Citation medals — were gone, along with an army uniform, a substantial amount of cash, jewellery and other items.

    Making the crime even more revolting, the burglar appeared to have used some of the stolen clothing items to clean themselves after defecating.

    Detectives said the vile burglary occurred at the Margate Ave house sometime between 5pm on 8 July and 5pm on 10 July.

    Police were appealing for anyone with information or anyone who comes across the medals to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au

    Herald-Sun

  120. MemoryFault

    Thanks Steve.
    Quite apart from the music, the footage of the Southern Lights was stunning.

  121. Infidel Tiger King

    Anyone know why Trump has blown in the betting markets?

    Because the latest polling is terrible.

    Biden just has to live in his bunker for 3 more months and he’s home.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘On a brighter note, fuck you and your pies KD.’

    Hey. Don’t forget the four points Huck. Terrible game.

    The happiest bit was watching Selwood on the bench with a trackie top on.

    The collar was right up around his neck. Naturally, he got a free kick for it.

  123. Old School Conservative

    Anyone know why Trump has blown in the betting markets?

    Because many Republicans have lost their nerve.
    After 3 years of winning they should know better.

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    Pedro,

    Cool story about Iris. Sometimes, just sometimes, good people have a win.

  125. Dr Faustus

    Chairman Dan will ban knee and hip replacements just in case Wuhan Flu victims need to be hospitalised.

    No “will” about it, OSC.

    Having created the problem, Desperate Dan knows he can’t afford to have a single nonagenarian slip away without machines watching and tubes down his throat.

  126. Steve trickler

    Hello Pete and everyone. Check this out.



  127. JC

    Does anyone recall what the betting markets were like say a week before the 16 election ?

  128. Dr Faustus

    If money is no object, the Toyota Landcruiser family of SUV and utes is unbeatable.

    The time and effort over the years gone into proving that a true statement is extraordinary.
    HiLux too.

    The Isuzu might not be a disaster, but never, ever be tempted by anything out of China.

  129. MemoryFault

    Thanks again, Steve.
    You’re serving up a real visual feast tonight.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Hilux utes are damned near unbreakable, like the ad used to say.

    Every second ute up here’s a Lux of some sort. Parts are 20 cents a dozen as well on the off chance you need them.

  131. gafa

    Apparently not only are the super funds already heavily invested in “infrastructure”, but it’s government sponsored infrastructure to boot.

    University degrees are so 2019. The future is trade apprenticeships. The building industry will save Australia with it’s access to industry super funds and all the taxpayer billions ScoMo is now throwing at it…jobs for one and all!

  132. Pedro the Loafer

    Every bush mechanic and farmer in the Wheatbelt of WA can find a spare part or fix a Toyota ute without a drama. If they can’t find a part locally there will be one “just down the road”.

    God help you if you have a prang in your Audi or Beemer.

    Towies start rubbing their hands together and plotting trips to the French Riviera on the proceeds of the tow.

  133. EvilElvis

    Geez! Just trying to catch up with the OT. I love it when it goes all ‘filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau’. A beauty to behold.

  134. MemoryFault

    The future is trade apprenticeships.

    Maybe, Gafa.
    Or maybe they will implement the Chinese method and eliminate “trades” pretty much completely.

  135. Dr Faustus

    The head of Australia’s largest bank has said he supports suppressing COVID-19 rather than attempting to eradicate the virus.

    Speaking Thursday morning in Sydney, Commonwealth Bank chief executive officer Matt Comyn said elimination was “practically very difficult” to achieve. He also said Melbourne’s lockdown was a “setback” for the Australian economy.

    Not sure whether that’s a medical, or philosophical comment.

    Or the noise you make while trying to pinch off an involuntary poo, due to the size of your non-performing loan book.

  136. Mitch M.

    mh
    #3515720, posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:43 pm
    Anyone know why Trump has blown in the betting markets?

    The Goya affair might be relevant. Promoting products in the oval office isn’t presidential and looks ridiculous.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/15/trump-latino-support-goya-2020-364856

  137. Makka

    Tel,
    If you get a diesel Hilux (best choice IMO) just be sure not to buy a turbocharged one unless it’s factory fitted originally for that model. Blokes retrofitted turbos on the naturally aspirated model engines and then enjoyed no end of valve and cylinder head trouble. Also, take the time to have a good look underneath so you aren’t buying one with transfer case issues- bashed in or damaged covers and cases are a heads up. Good luck.

  138. Pedro the Loafer

    ‘Nite Cats.

    Log fire, a glass of Swan Valley red and big fat leather recliner beckon.

    The resident hound is looking reproachfully at me for ignoring him in favour of bashing the keyboard tonight.

  139. Steve trickler

    It just got caught up in the spamminator. Weird. How does that work?

    Look up “Nepal Morning soundtrack of Baraka”.

    Great clip.

  140. Steve trickler

    I shall try again.



  141. Steve trickler

    Privileges revoked. Oh well.

  142. MemoryFault

    Thanks Mark.
    Sleep well.

  143. egg_

    YOU.ARE.A.PASSIVE/AGRESSIVE FUCKWIT

    Easy to say over the internet, FUCKWIT.

  144. egg_

    I see driller, the stoush troll, is easing his way in to see how he can turn it into another shit show.

    Where?
    The guy who uses a 270-odd kW Genset at a Pub?

  145. egg_

    never, ever be tempted by anything out of China.

    Egg Jnr was looking at that but I told him he’d be better off with a 20 y.o. Hilux.

    He got a Colorado that he’s happy with.

  146. egg_

    YOU.ARE.A.PASSIVE/AGRESSIVE FUCKWIT

    Easy to say over the internet, FUCKWIT.

    Email me, if you’ve got the [email protected]

  147. egg_

    Tiny has told Pickles of his meetings with MK50.

    Finally.

  148. Steve trickler

    Good evening all.



  149. MemoryFault

    Goodnight Egg and anybody else still up.
    For absent friends.

  150. Steve trickler

    Curiosity kills the cat.



  151. Steve trickler

    Goodnight all.

  152. Steve trickler

    Let’s see if this works.



  153. egg_

    Goodnight Egg and anybody else still up.

    Take care, MV.

  154. Steve trickler

    Cockpit footage has been posted. This is from the ground.



  155. Mitch M.

    Extraordinary men, extraordinary bravery

  156. Tom

    Mark Knight. Brilliant — if you’re familiar with the history of the AFL.

  157. Cardimona:

    I’ll be running in the Qld state election in October as a pro-democracy non-leftist climate-realist independent.

    What seat, Cardimona?

  158. miltonf

    James Murdoch, the son of billionaire and Fox Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn have donated $1.23 million to former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, according to filings.

  159. notafan

    Cardi why don’t you join one nation like Latham?

  160. Rockdoctor

    What seat, Cardimona?

    I’d say reading his musings it would be Cook but could be Hill as well. Either way I wish him luck but has an tough fight in both with rusted on ALP types from the reservations up the Cape in Cook or with Knuth if in Hill who has been around for years.

  161. Tom

    Cardi why don’t you join one nation like Latham?

    An excellent suggestion, Cardimona, even if you have misgivings about the Paul Hanson operation. One Nation always polls strongly in Queensland — and better the further north you go.

    As you have said previously, the Nationals aren’t interested in you and the Liberals have become enemies of the people, so I would think standing for One Nation would be a viable strategy, particularly once it becomes known you’re articulate and intelligent and you’re not a single-issue ratbag.

  162. Mater

    From back in the day when the Australian Army was more interested in their competence and capability than their fingernails and high heals. Awesome flying.

    Can you honestly imagine this happening today? Can you imagine the paperwork?

    Snoopy, the helicopter

  163. calli

    Hey guys, is a second hand Toyota Hilux a decent thing to drive? What sort of odo reading is considered reasonable with those? Doesn’t need to win F1 or anything, but hopefully reliable and not to expensive to own.

    Tel, just traded a pristine HiLux dual cab. No longer had a need for a ute. Had I known you were in the market for one, I would have given you first dibs. Diesel, leather seats, 70,000kms, nudge, towball and rack. They are a really useful vehicle if you have a lot of bulk stuff/equipment to transport plus family. Easy to get parts – don’t bother with euros for the bush.

    About to run in its successor – a Prado. Out to Lightning Ridge then over to the coast and back through Armidale. That should find any rattles.

  164. rickw

    Finally a statue worth pulling down:

  165. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  166. Herodotus

    The beeb is having difficulty filling its Newshour. Today I heard them rabbiting on about Climate Change Making People Hot and Sweaty.
    Yes, folks, the increased temperatures are going to make people sweat more and probably suffer from heat stroke. Their experts advised that there are some things you can do, like reduce the demon CO2, but more locally you can (i) take a break and sit in the shade, and (ii) have a cool drink.

  167. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent clip, rickw.

    Uplifting footage of the ‘statue’ being removed in a giant truck-borne skip. I only found out it was up yesterday, and some faint hope that not everybody’s a total nuffie remains.

  168. The Centre for Public Integrity’s platform set outs 15 reforms needed to eliminate the undue influence of money in politics:

    1. Caps on electoral expenditure
    2. Caps on political donations
    3. Transparency of political donations and electoral expenditure
    4. Increased public funding of political parties and candidates
    5. Regular reporting of gifts and interests
    6. Cap on government advertising
    7. Restrictions on Parliamentary entitlements
    8. Alignment of state and federal political finance laws
    9. Transparency of lobbying activities
    10. Codes of conduct strengthen and enforced
    11. Close the revolving door
    12. Ban cash for access
    13. Fair consultation process
    14. Statement of reasons
    15. Effective compliance and enforcement

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    Ali G clip sent to me by a rello overnight. He is visiting the US, and interviewing an unwitting veterinarian, whose name (incidentally) is George Washington:

    AG: ‘So, can we talk about all those millions of sick animals in Vietnam?’
    V: ‘What?’

    AG: ‘Well weren’t there millions and millions of sick monkeys and cows and dogs and cats in Vietnam?’
    V: ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’

    AG: ‘Then how come there’s lots of Vietnam vets?’

    Haaaaa. Obviously it’s historical, as Sacha Baron Cohen’s in partial bleckface.

  170. Cardimona

    What seat, Cardimona?

    Way up in FNQ in hillbilly country – the Qld electoral district of Hill, based on Innisfail and Atherton.

    Cardi why don’t you join one nation like Latham?

    Rumour says that Our Pauline and BobKat have a sweetheart deal.
    She won’t put up a candidate where he’s running one.
    A mate has a deep connection in PHON and proposed me as a candidate and got the same horse snort the LNP gave (as S,SSM) noted a while back.

  171. Cardimona

    Apparently the Catallaxian mindset is deeply unpopular with the crime gangs, I mean, “political parties”.

    Also, “because Barnaby.”

  172. Cardimona

    And Tom, thanks for the ‘toons.
    I’m often reading too far behind to say it at the right time, but I’m always grateful for them.

  173. rickw

    Biden, he’s… umm… ahh ….. yep….

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mark Knight. Brilliant

    I was wondering when someone will suggest renaming it to the QFL.

    Rowe seems not to know that Fauci is a Hillary fan from ‘way back, and ain’t especially in high regard.

    Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on: Peter Navarro (16 Jul)

    In MSM outlet USA Today too!

  175. Herodotus

    Disney’s Song of the South was bound to attract unwarranted attention from the frootloops.
    Lan’ sakes a goshin, dey gone and disappeared dat Brer Rabbit quicker an you can say Zip a de doo dah!
    This item from American Thinker explains how “not racist” that wonderful movie is.
    Get a copy real quick now, you hear?

  176. Crossie

    There is no mystery. There is no virus. There is no contagion. Every “positive” result is just a meaningless consequence of an arbitrary test.

    Or the Chinese testing equipment is as good as everything else they make – rubbish.

    On the other hand, the politicians in white coats have a need of a pandemic so they can remain in the spotlight and be important.

  177. Diogenes

    Straight faced comments on Sky and ch9 about moving the Qld/NSW border south. 3 hour delays in crossing the border is the reason. No negative reaction from anyone I saw.

    I think they mean move the border checks to the Pacific Highway around the Chinderah Bridge to clear the traffic jams in Tweed, which according to F-i-L who lives up there, has virtually shut Tweed down.

    Even though he knows every “rat run” to avoid the highway, these are jammed up by locals who don’t want to go anywhere near Qld, and just want to visit loved ones in homes, shop, attend medical appointments, go to to the clubs, get takeaway etc on the NSW side of the border. M-i-Ls home is in ‘semi-lockdown’ and allocating slots when inmates are allowed a visitor, and so far F-i-L has missed every slot he has been allocated by hours. He is ropable and would dearly love to tear PieceofShit a new arsehole if he ever sees her.

  178. rickw

    This is a long way behind us thanks to our treasonous politicians:

  179. Struth

    We wake to another day of passengers aboard the Titanic fighting over who gets into the life boats. Still fearing for their lives, no one notices the ship is still afloat, motionless, months after it hit the ice burg , with only a scratch on the hull. The ship’s captain (a pirate in disguise), keeps people from escaping the ship by force of arms, telling them they will all hit an ice burg and die if allowed the freedom of rowing away.
    The rival company (the red flag lines) is ecstatic and secretly pays off the pirate to keep the hostages locked down.

  180. Struth

    berg……………more coffee.

  181. 132andBush

    The AFL (young, fit healthy blokes), get sent to Qld to avoid the Covigeddon.

    But retirees (Grey nomads) are prevented from doing the same.

  182. Struth

    But retirees (Grey nomads) are prevented from doing the same

    The questions that need to be asked about all this are not being asked, and hopefully people see now (but I doubt it) that a non functioning, biased media is the death of freedom.
    The tyrants, for that is exactly what they are, are not being grilled at all.
    Without that happening, then when they decide to kick the rule of law to the gutter, take control by force of arms we have no means of holding them to account.
    Then violence is the ONLY alternative, unfortunately.
    And that is why we waste our time pissing in each other’s pockets while this happens.
    We cannot get to the pollies, except with maybe a long range sight!…….. but we can get to journalists.
    We need to work out who our major enemies are.
    In this case looking at the situation the biggest culprits here are the media.
    They need a heavy slap.
    A very heavy slap.

    We need to demand from every one of our sitting members whether they are for or against the lock down, and if against what have they done, said, or written about it.
    We need to write to the MSM not worried about getting in the paper, or on radio, but as close to threatening as you can get reminding them that if they continue to hype this bullshit out of all context and not mention deaths BY and not with, cofib1984 or just infection rates, they will suffer severe consequences.
    Just be careful with wording.
    No letters to other citizens for them to adjudicate as to whether they’ll let you be heard or not, but well written letters where severe consequences could mean a loss of business or being bashed with a tyre iron, and no one can get you for it.

    We must take the power from the media.
    They have stolen our liberty and freedom, they are driving people insane with fear, they have much blood on their hands and that blood will mostly be spilled in the future.

    Write letters to the media.
    Not to other citizens via our enemies, in the hope our enemies will publish them.
    Maybe speak of concerted efforts to publicise what they are doing and rounding up support against them.
    Become the president of your chapter of the “Defund the ABC” organisation and write to them about your growing organisation applying pressure to all local reps to defund the ABC.
    Etc etc.
    Plenty old fingers can do on keyboards when they physically cannot do much else.

  183. Struth

    We’ve got to get pro active.

  184. The resident ostrich bliovates again (or still).

    with only a scratch on the hull.

    One helluva scratch…

  185. Struth

    You’re all fucked by commenting on this blog already.
    You’ll all be rounded up with a bullet put into the back of your head eventually.
    It’s happening now in Hong Kong as we speak.
    You better start fighting.
    For your lives.

  186. notafan

    Cardi why don’t you contact Mark or Pauline directly?

  187. Struth

    Make sure you know how to stay safe, numbers.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3515844, posted on July 17, 2020 at 7:23 am

    berg……………more coffee.

    Coffee?
    Don’t give egg_ any.

  189. notafan

    LEIGH LOWE!

    Now you’ve done it.

  190. notafan

    Well we can’t keep going lockdown up lockdown down.

    Sorry mate but your not going to hermetically seal melbournians into their homes.

    There is another option.

    young doctor wants an ‘elimination ‘ strategy. I’m pretty sure that’s what Dan was trying to do. Massive fumble with returning citizens, what.

  191. jo

    How long before DanXiMan goes swimming at Cheviot Beach?

  192. Mater

    Calli,
    I’ve sent you an email/query through Sinc.
    Hope you don’t mind.

  193. Nick

    Has Australia been swamped with crystal meth, lately ?

  194. calli

    a non functioning, biased media is the death of freedom.

    Most of us see that, Struth, and will tell anyone who will listen.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3515885, posted on July 17, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Has Australia been swamped with crystal meth, lately ?

    There is a certain amount of evidence that it has.
    Observed behavioural evidence.

  196. calli

    That’s okay, Mater. I might not be in a position to answer depending on Wifi access.

  197. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3515884, posted on July 17, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Calli,
    I’ve sent you an email/query through Sinc.
    Hope you don’t mind.

    I hope this is not the beginnings of a splinter group from the Cardigan Commandos.

  198. MemoryFault

    Good morning Struth.

    There’s not much that you have written above that I would disagree with directly, but once again You want to start at the hardest point and work down. You can write letters to whoever you like, you can write letters to the editors, you can get yourself on talk back radio. You will make buckley’s difference. You can support independents and new small parties in elections. People have been doing those things for half a century with bugger all impact. That is not going to change anything.

    If we are to win any battles at all, start with the weakest link. That is the sitting members. Those turkeys with their snouts firmly and comfortably in the public feed trough. Chances are your local member is Liberal, Labor, National, or LNP. Together they hold 146 of the 151 seats in the federal HoR. Start a campaign in your local area to fire your local party member, regardless of which of the above parties they represent . Whichever one, they certainly don’t represent you.

    There are at least five seats in Australia where just 2,000 people numbering the sitting member last will cost them the seat. There are fourteen electorates where less than 5,000 people voting the sitting member last will see them fired.

    It is a simple idea, and easy to sell at the moment given how pissed off everybody is. It is entirely non-partisan; you can’t be accused of being pro or anti any particular party, or being left or right wing. If you can put a decent dose of fear into your local member, they almost certainly will complain to the media and get you all the MSM publicity you could want or need. Yes, both the politicians and the MSM are THAT stupid.

  199. Nick

    I hope this is not the beginnings of a splinter group from the Cardigan Commandos.

    Nantucket.

  200. johanna

    I don’t know how old the egg is, but could I just put a general health warning out there.

    Substances like coke and speed are quite dangerous to oldies, because they make the poor old pump work overtime for long periods. Most young people’s hearts can cope with this, but it is perilous for anyone over 50 or even younger if said pump is not in great shape.

    I say this with regret, not at all in a moralising way. You just have to give some things up when you get old, unless you don’t care when you drop off the twig. 🙁

  201. Leigh Lowe

    So, Fault, if Cardimona comes through the pack and wins the seat you would then advocate voting against him at the following election (as he would then be the sitting member)?

  202. Leigh Lowe

    I hope this is not the beginnings of a splinter group from the Cardigan Commandos.

    Nantucket.

    No.
    NANTVCKET!!!

  203. Farmer Gez

    Busybody Karen professor wants mandatory warning labelling for pregnancy dangers (FAS) on all alcohol containers.

    Cost to industry – 400 million.

    A label in red (warning…warning! Will Robinson) with a pic of a pregnant lady/bearded lady or someone who identifies as a lady.

    This shit is being seriously discussed in Canberra today.

    Do women like being treated as morons by other women?

  204. Mater

    That’s okay, Mater. I might not be in a position to answer depending on Wifi access.

    I hope you can. It’s about your trip…and the impending revolution!

  205. Struth

    You’re so brave you buggers.
    You know you are for it, just for commenting on this blog………….
    Yet you still continue.

    My admiration for all of you is immense.

    For those about to die, we salute you.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    I hope you can. It’s about your trip…and the impending revolution!

    I knew it!
    Bloody splitters!!
    Right.
    Youse two are banned from militia afternoon tea and scones for 48 hours.

  207. thefrollickingmole

    A paragon of Virtue signaling, Gruiniad letter writes edition.

    Biodiversity and the use of nativist language
    Letters
    Davina Cooper questions the need to use xenophobic terms to describe species

    The widely used language of alien and invasive species threatening native ones (Increase in invasive species poses dramatic threat to biodiversity – report, 15 July) is disturbing, even when it’s about plants. There is a long-running debate in biology about the nativist and xenophobic resonances, and racist and antisemitic histories, surrounding claims that foreign plants and wildlife invade, take over and wipe out domestic species, upsetting the “natural” balance.

    Racism works through commonsense meanings and ideas, and these don’t have to be about people. Clearly, some plants and animals cause harm or create change, including by impeding biodiversity. But surely there is a public language to talk about these problems away from the pervasive terms of native and alien, with its dangerous implication that certain things belong, have always been at home here and form part of a proper (even timeless) balance, which the incomer upsets.
    Davina Cooper
    Research professor in law and political theory, King’s College London

    25 Plumbers dealt in shit all year to pay the taxes to pay her wages to produce shit like that.
    30 Nurses worked nightshifts, tended to patients and have had 3 months of Corona crap to pay the taxes to pay the wages for that diseased mind.
    3 lawyers spent years in Uni and deal with criminal matters just to pay the taxes to pay the wages of that oxygen thief.

  208. Bingo !

    Leigh Lowe
    #3515900, posted on July 17, 2020 at 8:40 am
    So, Fault, if Cardimona comes through the pack and wins the seat you would then advocate voting against him at the following election (as he would then be the sitting member)?

  209. Nick

    That’s a cruel and unusual punishment Chief. I believe it’s banned under subsection 5, paragraph 4 of the Essendon Convention.

  210. Wow ! I should get a medal for bravery.

    You’re so brave you buggers.
    You know you are for it, just for commenting on this blog………….
    Yet you still continue.

    My admiration for all of you is immense.

    For those about to die, we salute you.

  211. stackja

    Kids in alleged [email protected] of Indigenous boy, 5, on Cape York http://www.theaustralian.com.au › nation
    11 hours ago – A five-year-old boy was allegedly [email protected] on a beach by other children from a remote Indigenous community on Cape York this month.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    If deliberate, the funniest thing here over the last couple of days was someone substituting “Bradley Manning” for “Bradley Murdoch”.
    Hmmm.
    What does this crazy murder mystery conspiracy theory need to spice it up?
    I know!
    How about a transvestite US soldier who was jailed for spying.

  213. MemoryFault

    you would then advocate voting against him at the following election (as he would then be the sitting member)?

    Low Lowe, You disgusting piece of worthless shit.
    Learn to fvcking read, and take BrettW with you.

  214. stackja

    Daily Mail link on Kids in alleged [email protected] of Indigenous boy, 5, on Cape York

  215. Dave in Marybrook

    New pregnancy warning pictograms, producer bears the cost.
    Studies show women continue to drink at safe levels during pregnancy.
    Level of safeness is lowered closer to zero, by wowser CHO/AMA gauleiters.
    Studies show women continue to drink while pregnant.
    New bigger scarier warning pictograms, producer bears the cost.
    Repeat ad infinitum, until labels are Pantone green 448, brands are uniform font and the back label shows a photograph of a dissected cirrhotic liver. Not a FASD kid oh no! Because it’s not really about the unborn kid, is it?

  216. Nick

    What’s wrong with that question MV?

  217. Terry Pedersen

    Straight faced comments on Sky and ch9 about moving the Qld/NSW border south. 3 hour delays in crossing the border is the reason. No negative reaction from anyone I saw.

    I think they mean move the border checks to the Pacific Highway around the Chinderah Bridge to clear the traffic jams in Tweed,

    It’s the QLD Government that has the QLD border closed. It has no authority to set up and man the blockade within NSW. The NSW Government will not do so as, so far, it has no intention of closing the NSW northern border.

  218. Ellen of Tasmania

    An email I received overnight. Worth the time to read in full:

    THE GREAT RESET
    July 16, 2020

    Happy Thursday!

    So, not to sound alarmist or anything, but… have you guys been following what’s going on at the World Economic Forum and the IMF?

    It’s almost too much to explain in a simple email or blog post, so you’re probably going to want to spend some time over the weekend digging into this stuff, but I’m going to include a few recent tweets from the heads of the IMF and the WEF to get you keyed-in to what I’m talking about and why you should be concerned:

    170 countries are going to finish this year with a smaller economy than they started. And we are projecting more debt, more unemployment, more inequality and more poverty. Unless we act. #TheGreatReset — Kristalina Georgieva (Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund)

    We need to use all the strength we have to make history show this time as #TheGreatReset, not the Great Reversal. The IMF is stepping up, including with $1 trillion in financial capacity. — Kristalina Georgieva

    Thrilled to join HRH The Prince of Wales and @WEF Founder Prof. Klaus Schwab for the “Great Reset Dialogue.” A conversation on how to emerge from the #COVID19 crisis with an inclusive and #GreenRecovery. http://ow.ly/MJ4950zXAMy #TheGreatReset — Kristalina Georgieva

    The Pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world. — Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF)

    So what are they talking about?

    It looks like talk of The Great Reset started back in 2010 when a guy wrote a book called, The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity identifying two previous “resets” in the world economy—the first was during the industrial revolution and the second was after the Great Depression—and envisioning a third, which he calls “The Great Reset,” coming on the heels of a worldwide economic collapse.

    It looks like things have gone from theory to top-down global agenda really fast.

    The WEF has done us the favor of consolidating a bunch of information on their plans for The Great Reset and posting them here. You should probably take a minute and click the link—you’re going to want to see the dystopian propaganda video they’ve chosen to greet visitors to the site.

    Here are a few key takeaways they’ve put together to give a quick at-a-glance style view of the vision for their brave new world.

    The Great Reset: A Unique Twin Summit to Begin 2021

    – “The Great Reset” will be the theme of a unique twin summit in January 2021, convened by the World Economic Forum.

    – “The Great Reset” is a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of our economic and social system for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future.

    – It requires a new social contract centred on human dignity, social justice and where societal progress does not fall behind economic development.

    – The global health crisis has laid bare longstanding ruptures in our economies and societies, and created a social crisis that urgently requires decent, meaningful jobs.

    – The twin summit will be both in-person and virtual, connecting key global governmental and business leaders in Davos with a global multistakeholder network in 400 cities around the world for a forward-oriented dialogue driven by the younger generation.

    “Social justice”, “social contract”, “societal progress”—it’s like they threw a dart at a board full of leftist doublespeak for “socialism” (ahem… communism) a few times and just built their narrative around whatever words they hit.

    They go on to quote world leaders in business, finance, and politics to further explain their plans:

    “We only have one planet and we know that climate change could be the next global disaster with even more dramatic consequences for humankind. We have to decarbonize the economy in the short window still remaining and bring our thinking and behavior once more into harmony with nature,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

    “In order to secure our future and to prosper, we need to evolve our economic model and put people and planet at the heart of global value creation. If there is one critical lesson to learn from this crisis, it is that we need to put nature at the heart of how we operate. We simply can’t waste more time,” said HRH The Prince of Wales.

    “The Great Reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy must be a wake-up call. We must build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face,” said António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York.

    “A Great Reset is necessary to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being,” added Schwab “The global health crisis has laid bare the unsustainability of our old system in terms of social cohesion, the lack of equal opportunities and inclusiveness. Nor can we turn our backs on the evils of racism and discrimination. We need to build into this new social contract our intergenerational responsibility to ensure that we live up to the expectations of young people.”

    It’s hard to even know where to begin here. Do you remember the study last year that showed that a full 70% of young people planned to vote socialist, and that nearly that many had a “favorable” view of communism? The group that conducted the survey, The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, concluded that,

    “The historical amnesia about the dangers of communism and socialism is on full display in this year’s report,” said Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. “When we don’t educate our youngest generations about the historical truth of 100 million victims murdered at the hands of communist regimes over the past century, we shouldn’t be surprised at their willingness to embrace Marxist ideas. We need to redouble our efforts to educate America’s youth about the history of communist regimes and the dangers of socialism today.”

    Kids aren’t learning about the history of Marxism—they haven’t been learning real historic or economic principles since at least as far back as when I was in school—and now the global elite are inviting them to help craft their proposed new world order. Those who don’t learn from the past… well, you know how the rest of that saying goes.

    Look, I’m not usually one to don a tinfoil hat, but this whole thing is creepy.

    For as open as the IMF and WEF are being about these plans—I mean, they’re literally hashtagging #TheGreatReset—I’ve heard very little in the way of voices of warning. It’s almost like conflicting and inconsistent information about a deadly (or not so deadly?) virus, fights over face masks, murder hornets (what happened to those guys, anyway?), and plague-carrying squirrels have kept everyone distracted and divided to the point that they haven’t noticed that the most powerful men and women in the world are openly planning an entire collapse and remodeling of the world as we know it.

    We should probably be talking about this. And we should definitely be teaching our kids the principles covered in the Tuttle Twins books. It’s entirely up to us at this point to inoculate the next generation against the Marxist agenda of the world’s leaders.

    — Connor (https://tuttletwins.com/email/the-great-reset/?mc_cid=971b30e440)

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