Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. Maybe a first anniversary wake for a bigger audience.
    The voice of reason or the guy hiding near the Imperial?
    🤔🤣

  2. Cassie of Sydney

    “It came back to bite her on the bum.”

    Clearly that is one of your fetishes.

  3. Helen

    Areff, sorry to hear your mum has slipped the hobbles. I liked reading of your outings over the years, sad they will be no more, but you seem to have had a pretty good time the pair of you. She and you deserve a bigger memorial than that imposed on you both. Sux. All the best to you.

  4. Maj

    Harumph, I say!
    Deep state stooges exiting the Train.
    Lol, you’re irrelevant now!
    MAGA is about to be unleashed.

    Whatever it takes. Blokes like Steven G. Calabresi don’t understand. Whatever it takes.

  5. zyconoclast

    Article: A Bradford man has pleaded guilty to having sex with chickens – with his wife capturing the act on video.

    Haleema Baig, 37, appeared in the dock alongside her husband Rehan, also 37, for a hearing before a judge at Bradford Crown Court this morning (Fri).

    During today’s hearing, Rehan Baig entered guilty pleas to a total of 11 charges including three of performing an act of penetration on chickens.

    He also admitted downloading indecent images of children, possessing extreme pornographic images relating to sex acts with dogs and chickens and drugs offences.

    Prosecutor Abigail Langford confirmed that Haleema Baig had already admitted three charges of aiding and abetting “intercourse with an animal” during the couple’s first appearance before the magistrates.

    “Mrs Baig accepts filming her husband Rehan Baig having sexual intercourse with a chicken,” she told Judge Jonathan Gibson.

    The couple, of Shepherd Street, Bradford, were both bailed again until their sentence hearing on September 25.

  6. Trump’s tweet re: postponement, was pure 4D.
    Y’all got so used to Winning that you forget.
    MAGA ain’t easy coming.
    The god Emperor is out there daily.
    Hustling for MAGA
    Respect
    #noBrakes

  7. Oh well, being as the rational poster is indisputably full of more shit than a nightsoil cart, & hasn’t the integrity to defend his own posts, it’s back to ignoring the moral coward.

    For coward he is.

  8. Mater

    I hope it hasn’t gone unnoticed that Brett Sutton (CHO) admitted today in the press conference that the a Level 3 restrictions had indeed “flattened the curve” to a point were we had plateaued at 4-500 cases a day. However, he said that because it would have stayed like that indefinitely, we have stepped the restrictions up.

    Let that sink in. We had successfully flattened the curve to a level that the health system could have coped with, BEFORE stepping up to Level 4. He has admitted that it wasn’t getting out of control.

    Clearly we are now going for elimination, both of the virus and the economy.

    Go to 23:12 to hear it.
    https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne/videos/2753989738172197/

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #3534266, posted on August 3, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Maybe a first anniversary wake for a bigger audience.
    The voice of reason or the guy hiding near the Imperial?

    Yeah, great, but I strongly suspect that some of mum’s besties don’t have $1600 in loose change down the back of the couch.

  10. Bradford couple Haleema & Rehan Baig.
    I’m not fully up to date on Yorkshire names, but that doesn’t sound like, say, Harold & Enid Green.

  11. rickw:
    Thanks for that – 100 gravities will settle just about anything out. Surprised at the claim of grain structure was minimised – I’d have thought that grain would grow from the outside of the mould inwards due to cooling of the metal. Or maybe I just read that badly.

  12. Final call for legit MAGA merch.
    What’s a genuine MAGA hat gonna be worth in 30 years?
    Dot! You like collecting piece’d’art?
    Custard – you got enough MAGA hats?

  13. Stoush troll alert.

    Doesn’t matter what you say, coward.
    You’re as full of shit as is he.
    You two should get a room, your morals have a lot in common. 😂

  14. JC

    Hey, San Marino gets the medal count for the biggest number of deaths per million prorated of course as the population is 33,938.
    42 deaths puts them at 1,238 deaths per million!

  15. Snoopy

    Clearly we are now going for elimination, both of the virus and the economy.

    Of course Brett Sutton is shooting for a twofer. The economy is the cause of last year’s number one public health threat – climate change.

  16. Go to the TrumpStore and order anything you like.
    Winston is down for the stubby holders. rick&me.
    I’m getting Stimps &Ant one plus my own stock.
    I was going to give them out at the MAGA Party.
    Which we’re still having somewhere in Oz.
    Fk em.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Had one of the most silly and wonderful wildlife episodes ever in the last half hour.

    Loud noises on the screen door, so I go and see. It’s the kid brushtail, who for some reason known only to herself has decided climb up my door.

    She gets to the top. So I give her a small piece of bread so she isn’t scared. That works.

    Ok, now there is this small problem…how does she get down again? Not a trivial question, seeing that brushtail possums have claws like knives, even young brushtails.

    So I went and got an old towel, and fetched a branch that’d fallen off the jacaranda some while ago. Then gave the kiddie a piece of carrot, which she thought was just the best thing. After which coaxed kiddie onto the towel on my arm and down to the branch.

    Success!

    I’m not sure I believe what just happened, but it was lots of fun.

  18. JC

    Everyone’s a coward who thinks you’re a coward, you disgraceful piece of shit, Driller.

    Plussing, blowharding, pubbling and crocodile Dundee impersonator. That’s your shtick. Go dust the bar.

  19. San Marino

    The Rothschild’s Monaco?
    Old satanists going up in flames?
    Where does Uncle GS lay his head at night these days?

  20. Go dust the bar.

    Lol, I do like that.
    No need for the soap &water anymore?
    Not having a shot at you,Sal.
    You gotta laugh or you’d cry.
    straya

  21. notafan

    Time and time again that alleged push story has been refuted.

    McGowan wasn’t prepared to say it happened.

    Because it didn’t.

    Numbers

    Repeating lies in the hopes they’ll become true.

  22. Snoopy

    JC
    #3534282, posted on August 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Hey, San Marino gets the medal count for the biggest number of deaths per million prorated of course as the population is 33,938.
    42 deaths puts them at 1,238 deaths per million!

    How many of those were infected Italians giving Italian hospitals a swerve?

  23. Steve trickler

    My workplace is copping a flogging. Everyone looks at each other and wonders what the fuck is going to happen tomorrow.



  24. cohenite

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8586871/Dr-Stephen-Hagan

    Dr Stephen Hagan. Social Justice consultant.

    Hagan is a 5000th generation Vedda from Sri Lanka and I’ll bet London to a brick he’s up to his Sri Lankan ears in white fella stipends.

  25. Maj

    Their ABC trying its darndest to paint legitimate 5G skepticism as the work of a few hippies high on MJ.

  26. JC

    Hey good Scoop, Snoop.

    Healthcare in San Marino is provided through a universal health care system, as well as private healthcare to complement it. San Marino’s healthcare system is consistently rated as one of the top three in Europe.

    Possibly quite a few.

  27. Cassie of Sydney

    “Numbers

    Repeating lies in the hopes they’ll become true.”

    Not just that…Mirabella sued the newspaper which claimed she had pushed rival politician Cathy McGowan during a photo opportunity….it was a lie however McGowan refused to refute the lie because it suited her campaign. It showed just what an opportunistic grub McGowan is. Mirabella won that defamation against the newspaper and was awarded damages….good on her. But the Toowoomba Turd likes lies because he like to lie himself.

  28. Boambee John

    His fetishes are his own business, I guess, but why does he feel obliged to share them on an anonymous blog?

    Interesting question.

    One might equally ask why some aging former radical feels obliged to share his pointless obsessions on an anonymous blog?

  29. Maj

    Where does Uncle GS lay his head at night these days?

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/bedford/2018/10/23/george-soros-billionaire-westchester/1736810002/

    Can’t wait for President Trump to arrest Soros, hopefully on November 4.

  30. mh

    Hardware giant Bunnings has confirmed its stores in Melbourne will be only open for trade customers, online delivery and drive-by pickups from midnight Wednesday. Department store Myer has also confirmed it will close its stores in metropolitan Melbourne from Wednesday night.

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, Boambee:

    ‘One might equally ask why some aging former radical feels obliged to share his pointless obsessions on an anonymous blog?’

    And has a blog of his very own?

    A mystery for the ages.

  32. rickw

    The great thing about the UK Black Militia is that sans firearms, there should be way less Negligent Discharges:

  33. rickw

    Can’t wait for President Trump to arrest Soros, hopefully on November 4.

    I think citizenship was granted for a reason.

  34. Not having a shot at you,Sal.

    Haha, hardly going to worry me Gunner.
    What a lying sack of shit says doesn’t even register.
    I worry only about people who matter.

  35. JC

    You know, to have been a European miccrostate and continue to be , they really must have had very persuasive leaders over the centuries. It must have been really difficult to continually persuade leaders of the bigger countries leave the place alone and not trample over the place in a hour or two.

  36. Infidel Tiger King

    Andrews reckons there is no Stage 5.

    Surely he has to try shutting the utilities off?

  37. JC

    I worry only about people who matter.

    Yep, people who matter. Like trying to join a posse to go after the numerical imbecile. People who matter like him. You complete fucking shit stain, Driller.

  38. Infidel Tiger King

    There couldn’t be many bleaker places on earth right now than Melbourne.

    I am almost feeling sympathy.

  39. JC

    There couldn’t be many bleaker places on earth right now than Melbourne.

    It’s really quite surreal. You go outside and can’t hear a freaking thing. There’s no hum, just dead of night silence.

    It’s hard to take it and makes me very uncomfortable, but you’d be okay with it, seeing the population of WA is 15.

  40. Infidel Tiger King

    WA has never felt like more of a separate country than recently.

    We’ll probably be locked up for all of summer.

    You can’t beat the virus.

  41. Gunner, thanks for the mention of the Trump shop.
    Some good stuff there. (I’ll pass on the “Lawyers for Trump” mugs)
    Considering some whiskey glasses & straws + stubby holders (natch).

  42. WA has never felt like more of a separate country than recently.
    We’ll probably be locked up for all of summer the 2020’s
    You can’t beat the virus.

  43. mh

    Andrews reckons there is no Stage 5.

    Stage 5 is being written in Beijing.

  44. notafan

    Curfew started.

    Searchlights scanning the streets and sentries on every corner.

    Cold, nowhere to go, nothing to do but huddle in our rat infested and dripping damp coal cellars.

    And people said August would be murder hornets.

    Nope worse invasion of the Disasterdans

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘WA has never felt like more of a separate country than recently.’

    Ditto the NT ITK.

    The people allegedly in charge here are talking about slamming the borders shut again. To everyone. For up to three years.

    And given the unnecessary life-wrecking going on in Vicco by their fucked up government I’ll be okay with that.

  46. You complete fucking shit stain

    Whowee.. do I detect some animosity there?
    You must really have some ass-burn.
    This is personal for you!
    You’ve lost control.
    You’re weak.

    Heh! 😃

  47. Infidel Tiger King

    The people allegedly in charge here are talking about slamming the borders shut again. To everyone. For up to three years.

    And given the unnecessary life-wrecking going on in Vicco by their fucked up government I’ll be okay with that.

    Me too.

  48. Cool, Sal.
    Get my email from Jacques and say hello.
    I’m going to get the package delivered in a box and then post it out.
    No idea on postage yet.
    And it’s all USD price wise obviously.
    I’m happy to front the cash to make it happen.

  49. Cassie of Sydney

    “I am almost feeling sympathy.”

    I do feel sympathy…enormous sympathy. Victorians don’t deserve this.

  50. Maj

    Their ABC tries to slander anti-5G activists. Fails dismally. The only thing they achieve is to point thousands of their viewers to the Stop5GAustralia Facebook group.

    Well done, ABC.

  51. miltonf

    And given the unnecessary life-wrecking going on in Vicco by their fucked up government I’ll be okay with that.

    Straight out of the demon-rat play book. A lot of this stuff is not coincidence.

  52. Gunner:
    Can you order
    Trump Luck of the Irish Whiskey Glasses -Set of 2 for $30, please?
    Happy to prepay for them.
    Just gimme your bank details and make it payable to King Wilie of Nigeria, Royal Palace, Sucker Strett.

  53. Eyrie

    MemoryFault
    #3534225, posted on August 3, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Hello Eyrie.

    Are you still around?
    If so are you still interested in attempting to get into politics next election?

    Still around, but I sure as hell am not looking to run. Besides I have no idea if I’m eligible to run for Federal parliament. I may have a claim on Germany, the UK and Australia.
    Sinc has my email address and he has my permission to give it to you.

  54. Pipe down,Prawn and get your kid from footy training.
    It’s “Covid20”, there’s going to be no finals this year for little Timmy. Even in the desert.
    If the sixth wave doesn’t get you, the 7th will!
    #allinthistogetherxunts
    🤣🤣

  55. miltonf

    Well I’ve been saying for a while WA should secede.

  56. Snoopy

    Gunner, thanks for the mention of the Trump shop.

    Where?

  57. Get my email, Snoop, if you want some.

  58. rickw

    The only joy tonight was the Gliks over the back fence doing BBQ and playing music.

    They’ve now finished up.

    The only sound left is water dripping from a shower of rain and dogs barking way off in the distance.

    No other noise.

    Prayers for any poor bastard on the edge tonight.

  59. JC

    I worry only about people who matter.

    🙂

    Driller, go dust the bar. Go1.

  60. Infidel Tiger King

    We need Bill Gates to release a fake vaccine to end this madness.

    Just make sure no one you love takes it.

  61. JC

    Gunner

    You’re still working?

  62. mh

    During today’s hearing, Rehan Baig entered guilty pleas to a total of 11 charges including three of performing an act of penetration on chickens.

    A chicken lover.

  63. rickw

    Gunner,

    I want to up my order:

    Box of those 30 round PMags with Trump / Maga on them please! 😉

    Just remembered I have a Trump 2020 Banner. That needs to go in the front yard. Tractor will be here soon, fingers crossed, so anyone who’s coming needs to bring a spanner and a quart of hydraulic oil for “work”.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well I’ve been saying for a while WA should secede.

    Speaking of Western Australians and secession…

    Principality of Hutt River to rejoin Australia after 50 years of sovereignty in WA’s Mid West

    Caitlyn Rintoul
    The West Australian
    Mon, 3 August 2020 5:05PM

    WA’s infamous micronation — the Principality of Hutt River — is gearing up to rejoin Australia, 50 years after declaring sovereignty.

    The self-proclaimed royal family’s 75sqkm former Northampton grain and sheep farm is expected to be listed for sale by next week.

    Graeme Casley — known as Prince Graeme and son of the Mid West-based principality’s colourful founder Leonard Casley — said it was a “very emotional” time for the family.

    “Like so many other businesses, economically it’s been very harsh and we couldn’t get through these (COVID-19) times,” he told The West Australian.

    “The Government and the family couldn’t find a way to go forward. It’s going to be put on the market.

    “It’s very emotional, it’s very sad. There’s been heartache and emotional turmoil.”

  65. Some History

    Hunchback: “There’s absolutely no need for panic buying. Now, you may not get things in the same quantity as before or in the quantity you’re after. In fact, there may be no quantity on the shelves at all. But at least you have a place to go to (maximum 1 hour) to get nothing”.

  66. Yes JC.
    RDO today. New Normal day tomorrow, Wednesday?
    Maybe in the hard hat but doubtful.
    After that it’s gonna be a communist holiday.
    Not allowed to go to the dacha on the lake though.
    So it’s a one man army mission in town to keep me occupied.
    $750pw.
    Gay Josh, my agent, is getting a call as soon as confirmation happens.
    Rent holiday bitch.
    We’re all in this together.
    Melbourne property investors BTFO.
    #InvestVictoria

  67. notafan

    Now somebody broke Netflix.

    Lucky there’s no trains running.

  68. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From rickw at 8:51 pm:

    “The great thing about the UK Black Militia is that sans firearms, there should be way less Negligent Discharges:”

    I made it all the way to 1 minute 57 seconds – they are really amusing, especially with those Che Guevara berets, army disposal store policeman black vests, fierce looking expressions and exaggerated big lippy pouts. The Mexico Olympics posturing is a reminder of the murderous, corrupt, self destructing black panthers. They would not have enjoyed such splendid, fortunate lives if that lot had taken charge.

    One wonders if anyone ever summarised to these militia girlies what Saint Nelson Mandela did as head of the ANC’s militia – the Military Wing, “necklacing” captured blacks – oops – captured otherly paint brushed persons, cultural brothers ‘n all but from the wrong tribe, which means burning them alive.

  69. MemoryFault

    Apologies Eyrie.

    You asked for details re running in an election here and I assumed you were considering doing it.
    My mistake.

  70. rickw

    If your under curfew, stuck at home, in a miserable communist shithole, pull your finger out and do something useful!

  71. Kev

    FFS Zyconoclast that was terrible. Give us a warning next time.

  72. Lol, no KFC, no Netflix…
    We’re 100% SNAFU’d
    H/t Goose
    You’d better pray he’s out there…
    Somewhere

  73. Infidel Tiger King

    Wow.

    Are fast food shops shut?

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Go for it Faulty.
    Nominate.
    You’d be a shoo-in / shoe-inn.
    I’ll send you a significant contribution to the deposit.
    Go for it.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3534355, posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Wow.

    Are fast food shops shut?

    WTF?
    End of days.

  76. Mark A

    Zyconoclast
    #3534349, posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Jessica Alves flaunts her eye-popping cleavage and £30K derrière in a plunging black thong swimsuit as she poses poolside in Marbella

    Pls Zyco!
    Did you have to, at least a warning fGs.

  77. The 25% decree is a fake shutdown.
    Setka, on the phone as Dan was trying to walk to his podium, got a deal done.
    The union crew are safe. The labourers/peggies/lift drivers will be there, playing UNO.
    These blokes are employed by the builders. But half patched guys.
    The rest of us?
    Yeah nah, we’re done.
    Holiday but with a 50% haircut.
    No good if you got bills to pay.
    It’s gonna be a real Real Estate Bloodbath down here.
    I reckon you’d pick up a jetski/fishing boat/V8 supercar pretty cheap shortly.
    And houses.

  78. Rex Anger

    Zyco,

    Much like Howard Hill, you are soooo off the Anger Christmas card list this year.

    Seriously, what the hell was that?! It looked like someone took a candle to Barbie, then got bored and just wandered off… 😳

  79. Are fast food shops shut?

    There’s a chicken drought down here too?
    FFS, keep up!
    Send supplies

  80. rickw

    Useful study for those held hostage in Melbourne:

  81. Mitch M.

    Zyconoclast
    #3534349, posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    Jessica Alves flaunts her eye-popping cleavage and £30K derrière in a plunging black thong swimsuit as she poses poolside in Marbella

    I had no idea who JA was, I wish that was still true. You should have warned us. I’m going to sue you for visual cortex damage.

  82. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    After this from Kev at 9:33 pm:

    “FFS Zyconoclast that was terrible. Give us a warning next time.”

    and this from Mark A at 9:36 pm:

    “Zyconoclast …

    Jessica Alves flaunts her eye-popping cleavage …

    Did you have to, at least a warning fGs.”

    I don’t feel so bad!

  83. Email that to me rick.
    I’ve got two big flags myself. I put an eyelet in it and hung it off the balcony at my old place a few times.
    Lots of looks!
    😏

  84. cohenite

    Zyconoclast
    #3534349, posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    Jessica Alves flaunts her eye-popping cleavage and £30K derrière in a plunging black thong swimsuit as she poses poolside in Marbella

    Just stop. Don’t do that.

  85. My favourite scene, mh.
    I’m ready.
    I’m ready to take your bets.
    H/t NightRider
    And he has the best maniacal laugh of all time.
    Did anyone notice his choice of tobacco on the dash?
    Keeping it real

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zyconoclast
    #3534349, posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    Jessica Alves flaunts her eye-popping cleavage and £30K derrière in a plunging black thong swimsuit as she poses poolside in Marbella

    What part of the word “GROTESQUE” do you have difficulty in spelling?

  87. Snoopy

    Thanks Gunner, you’ll be hearing from me.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    Haha.

    Was going to clink on your link, Zyco. Secret agent spidey-sense went apeshit so I didn’t.

    Phew.

  89. thefrollickingmole

    Sinc
    Please ban Zyco

  90. Zyconoclast

    Agreed
    In future an Eye bleach warning will included

  91. Gab

    Dear Dictator of Victoria

    As we are overrun with possums here, please round them up and send them to Bruce in Newcastle. He says he loves ém and the more the better.

    Thanks awfully,
    Unemployed Victorian.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Someone describe it.

    Glorious.

  93. Struth

    Dictator Dan imprisons millions of people and takes their freedom and jobs, is about to starve them, and ………nothing happens.

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One wonders if anyone ever summarised to these militia girlies what Saint Nelson Mandela did as head of the ANC’s militia – the Military Wing, “necklacing” captured blacks – oops – captured otherly paint brushed persons, cultural brothers ‘n all but from the wrong tribe, which means burning them alive.

    In the squatters camps, outside Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a few years ago, two notorious poodofiles were preying on the African kids from the camps. The local cops were well paid to turn a blind eye. After several warnings, said poodofiles were necklaced, and their bodies left on the town rubbish dump…

  95. Gab

    P.S. Unless of course you plan to shut us down further a la Stage 5, in that case keep the possums here as we’ll need them for food.

  96. Geriatric Mayfly

    There couldn’t be many bleaker places on earth right now than Melbourne.

    Time for a re-make of On the Beach.

  97. Struth

    You pompous sons of suction take this advice from a lowly truckie.
    You in Victoria are about to run out of not only food but many things you have never even contemplated you consume.
    Never even give a second thought to.
    Oh we not know muck in your eyes but we understand very well one thing.
    It is called a supply chain.
    You have a week to change it.

  98. mh

    You lucky people

    Melbourne area
    Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning, with possible hail. Snow falling above 400 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h
    .

  99. rickw

    You in Victoria are about to run out of not only food but many things you have never even contemplated you consume.

    Agreed, shit is about to get very real / very fast.

    Will surprise a lot of people, in particular, the hunchbacked bat eared loon running the place.

  100. incoherent rambler

    the hunchbacked bat eared loon running the place

    Correction: hunchbacked, dickless bat eared loon

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #3534388, posted on August 3, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    There couldn’t be many bleaker places on earth right now than Melbourne.

    Time for a re-make of On the Beach

    Ha, ha.
    Good get, Mayfly!
    I guess you have to be of a certain age or a movie buff to get that one.
    But … I doffs me cap.
    Well played sir.

  102. Snoopy

    It is called a supply chain.
    You have a week to change it.

    Has there been a run on booze?

  103. JC

    Rones, is addicted to death. Just loves posting about it. Very happy, go-lucky individual.

  104. Antarctic Vortex.
    Hehe
    It’s perfect.
    The weak will be jumping in front of intermittent public transport soon enough.
    It’s MKUltra lite.
    Mentally disintegrate the proles.
    Too easy, bois
    Flawless Victory
    Only the worthy will remain.
    It’s a start.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There couldn’t be many bleaker places on earth right now than Melbourne.

    Time for a re-make of On the Beach

    Who was it who said that Melbourne was a good place to make a film about the end of the world?

  106. Struth

    Has there been a run on booze?

    I know you’re having a joke , I get that.
    Um, Ho ho.
    You don’t need a run on anything to run out of it.

  107. JC

    You in Victoria are about to run out of not only food but many things you have never even contemplated you consume.

    I’m not so certain. Many places have experienced full lockups and there haven’t appeared to be food shortages. I think we need to go easy on the hyper bowl.

  108. Knuckles, can I borrow your thermals?

  109. Steve trickler

    I always like it when my woofer gets a work out.



  110. Mark A

    Bid you good nite with some lame pics.

  111. Zyconoclast

    Who was it who said that Melbourne was a good place to make a film about the end of the world?

    Melbourne | ideal place for a film about the end of the world

    She never uttered the notorious ‘quote’ to the effect that Melbourne was the ideal place for a film about the end of the world. It was dreamt up by journalist Neil Jillett, later an Age film critic, who was asked to writea story for Sydney’s Sun-Herald . He explained many years later that he incorporated it into a paragraph at the end ofa story as a joke, at a time when Gardner was not giving interviews. He assumed this would be understood because of the way he signalled the quote as hypothetical; instead, it was printed as fact.

  112. Geriatric Mayfly

    Who was it who said that Melbourne was a good place to make a film about the end of the world?Ava Gardner (swoon) is alleged to have uttered this defamatory quip.

  113. Tim Neilson

    Will surprise a lot of people, in particular, the hunchbacked bat eared loon running the place.

    I heard him on the radio today claiming that all these measures had been carefully crafted so that supply chains would remain intact. That careful crafting has no doubt been done by public servants and Labor politicians and staffers none of whom have ever had line management responsibility for significant material logistics issues in their lives, except delivering fake ballot papers to vote counts.
    (I haven’t either, but I wouldn’t be megalomaniac enough to think I could do it.)

    Still, the ADF were pretty good at delivering emergency aid to Aceh after the tsunami so there’s no need to panic.

  114. mh

    Jerry Seinfeld called Melbourne “the anus of the world”.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bid you good nite with some lame pics.

    Appreciate your contributions, I really do!

  116. Infidel Tiger King

    You in Victoria are about to run out of not only food but many things you have never even contemplated you consume.

    Soap?

  117. Struth

    See how you go JC.
    Other places do not rely on the same methods of transport as Australia, things aren’t so wide spread and Melbourne is a massive consumer point that needs “just in time” freight with tight warehousing schedules.

    example.
    Seafood.
    Trawlers don’t go out, seafood isn’t caught, people buy steak they wouldn’t usually buy.
    Abattoirs down to third production, shop runs out, cans of spam all that’s left.
    That’s the theory.
    Tyre fitters closed, truck doesn’t work, 40,000 litres of milk not delivered, ruined compounding, compounding.
    there will be compounding, on a massive scale.
    How it happens, which products go first depends on who the government have closed down.

    But a closed fishing industry will have you run out of fish, of course, but also red meat, chicken, you get the point.
    And that’s a very basic observation of it.

  118. Farmer Gez

    Paul Murray correctly points out the ridiculous lockdowns in rural Victoria that are not “driven by the data”.

    Mildura has never had a virus case and still doesn’t.
    Why are their pubs and food businesses closed to locals?
    Why are their students not at school?

    Punitive and capricious behaviour is the hallmark of a tyrant.

  119. twostix

    What I do know is that they are human beings, each with their own unique personalities, values and rights as citizens.

    You could not make this shit up right now.

    Old bolshevik Bob talking about citizens ‘rights’ as they’re blocaded in their houses and forced to wear muzzles in public – which he fully supports.

    This is your brain on communism: age 70.

  120. feelthebern

    Punitive and capricious behaviour is the hallmark of a tyrant.

    Or a retard.

  121. Struth

    Has anywhere bar maybe some parts of Italy been locked down as hard as Melbourne?
    With Curfews and all?

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Farmer Gez
    #3534415, posted on August 3, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Paul Murray correctly points out the ridiculous lockdowns in rural Victoria that are not “driven by the data”.

    How’s all this bumph likely to affect you, Farmer Gez?

  123. rickw

    Or a retard.

    I’m going with retardation being the problem.

  124. rickw

    Just to even the training regime out a bit:

  125. twostix

    I’m being serious here, what “rights” do Australian citizens have?

    What can the government not do to you?

    Nothing. We see there is nothing they cannot do.

    That’s a bit of a worry isn’t it?

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Why are their students not at school?

    Gez.
    My inside info says that the Teachers Union have been pushing “one in – all in”.
    The logic is that, if country kids go to school, city kids doing home-ed will be disadvantaged.

    Truth is, they are shitting themselves that no discernible difference in results will show up.

  127. rickw

    I’m being serious here, what “rights” do Australian citizens have?

    ZERO

    What you have in Australia is based entirely on politicians playing nice and not being retards.

    So here we are….

  128. JC

    Struth

    Don’t think I’m supporting this communist garbage, but your facts are incorrect.

    1. fishing and the provision of seafood hasn’t stopped. In fact it has the greenlight in today’s manifesto.

    2. Abattoirs are not down to a 3rd. It’s the other way around. They have cut production by a third.

    3. Maintenance has not stopped. Again it’s on the commie’s approved list.

    Tyre fitters closed, truck doesn’t work, 40,000 litres of milk not delivered, ruined compounding, compounding.

    4. All those are on the approved list.

    Read it:

    I have a text copy so can’t link to it, but I’m sure you can.

  129. jupes

    Thanks to the hilarity engulfing Viktoristan and the associated pushback of Stage 5 (why McGowan? Why?), kickoff of the Steam Rangers has been pushed back until mid-August.

    Not all is doom and gloom, however. The Forest Train to Etmilyn has run almost completely booked out for some time. And a track inspection of Dwellingup-Isandra was planned in the last fortnight or so. Chances are it is already done, or due very soon.

    Thanks Rex.

  130. Struth

    Paul Murray correctly points out the ridiculous lockdowns in rural Victoria that are not “driven by the data”.

    No lock down is driven by data.
    Are you ok with Melbourne being locked down as long as you aren’t?

  131. Farmer Gez

    Bugger up the livestock market Zulu.

    I’ve got a mate who has a thousand lambs ready to go and short on feed. Dan will probably rip 50k out of his pocket.
    I’m worried about the bits and pieces that won’t be made. We won’t know that until the supplies run out. Who makes all our poly pipe and where?
    Shearers in masks, you’ve got to be kidding.

    These twerps have no idea how many cogs are needed to make industry drive.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3534413, posted on August 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    You in Victoria are about to run out of not only food but many things you have never even contemplated you consume.

    Soap?

    A little bit harsh.
    But I have put up a safety sign to counter this during LockDan 2.0
    .

    “It has been XX days since your last shower.”

  133. twostix

    Dictator Dan imprisons millions of people and takes their freedom and jobs, is about to starve them, and ………nothing happens.

    We blockaded them weeks ago and sent peacekeeping troops in to maintain order and protect their vulnerable from their evil and corrupt police force.

    Not much more Free Australia can be bothered doing after the last ten years of Victoria’s malevolent dickheadedness towards the country.

  134. Infidel Tiger King

    Covid cases surging in Japan.

    You can’t beat the reaper.

  135. Struth

    So there is no lock down until you come home from work, JC?
    You can come out of your house to go to work, but must immediately return home and lock yourself up?

  136. Leigh Lowe

    1. fishing and the provision of seafood hasn’t stopped. In fact it has the greenlight in today’s manifesto.

    That is my understanding.
    The boat I have been helping on is out again Thursday.
    Hopefully sans 4th mate Lowe.
    Regular crew should be back.
    But commercial fishing is a go for launch as far as I know.

  137. Steve trickler

    Hello Ellie. I wish you had kick arse headphones to play with.



  138. Fisky

    If this study is correct about the long term developmental side-effects of vegan and vegetarian diets in children, we should probably look at rescinding custodial rights of vegan parents at a minimum, unless they agree to feed their children meat.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32635592/

  139. Farmer Gez

    No lock down is driven by data.
    Are you ok with Melbourne being locked down as long as you aren’t?

    I’m not happy with any of it.
    Someone should ask the elderly if they are happy to take their chances if it doesn’t destroy the grandkids future.
    Most of them are quite resigned to dying in the near future and I dare say would not want to be used by Andrews as a crutch.

  140. twostix

    It looks like basing Australian governance on knowing the PM through your brother’s friend and he’s a good beer drinker so he’s OK, really isn’t enough for the long haul.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bugger up the livestock market Zulu.

    I’m remembering the Gilliard ban on live cattle to Indonesia, the way it flowed on to the live sheep market, and what it cost me.

    Keep your head down..all the best from here in the Wild West.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Trickler.
    Leave it.
    As requested by Sinc.

  143. Farmer Gez

    Thanks.
    We need rain Zulu and there’s 20mm on the cards for Friday. That’ll lift the spirits.

  144. Struth

    Not much more Free Australia can be bothered doing after the last ten years of Victoria’s malevolent dickheadedness towards the country.

    We’re nowhere near free either.
    Our turn’s coming.
    Here in Qld, I’m guessing this.
    Situation gets progressively worse in NSW.
    Tensions as the two states ol’ chook Premiers whip up the panic.
    Qld voting must therefore be done via easily corrupted postal voting and when palaschook wins, our turn to be Victoria is forced upon us.
    NSW goes at the same time.
    6 months down the track we’ll all be allowed down the pub with our new overlords permission, and the correct paperwork, and tracking, but much like now, the regulations there mean you’d rather cut orf ya left leg than spend a night at one.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We need rain Zulu and there’s 20mm on the cards for Friday. That’ll lift the spirits.

    I’m headed up to the Wheatbelt on Thursday – 20mm would certainly lift the spirits there.

  146. twostix

    Did Scomo send the ADF into Victoria to ensure Andrews didn’t secretly do a NY Gov. Cuomo on the old people in aged care homes?

    Yes.

  147. twostix

    Qld voting must therefore be done via easily corrupted postal voting and when palaschook wins, our turn to be Victoria is forced upon us.

    If old freckleface gets in I don’t think for a second she’ll not act the same way.

    She’ll do the old “liberal” twostep of “beating” the media left’s picture of her by out-laboring what a labor premier would do.

  148. JC

    So there is no lock down until you come home from work, JC?
    You can come out of your house to go to work, but must immediately return home and lock yourself up?

    Yep, tucked in by 8 pm or else the Hunchback of Spring Street will send in the the Cheka.

  149. Infidel Tiger King

    The Covid app must be working a treat in Dannistan.

  150. Struth

    And let it be known that there will be a break in the supply chain.
    Somewhere.
    I make this declaration and you guys can forever ridicule me if I turn out to be wrong.
    But one link cut in a chain and yer fucked.
    It’s what makes the west the best.
    Until government cuts the chain.
    Anywhere it cuts it.
    Doesn’t matter where.
    And he’s cut it somewhere.
    So that’s why I said within a week, you’ll be running out of stuff.
    So hold me to it in a week.

  151. twostix

    Yep, tucked in by 8 pm or else the Hunchback of Spring Street will send in the the Cheka.

    Boris “cheka” G’s in charge??

  152. JC

    Struth

    You make it sound as though supply chains are these magical things that occurs in a vacuum. There’s always fuck-ups with transportation and there will continue to be during the lockup.

    My hunch is that there will be less though, because the roads are easier with less traffic and the deliveries will be less intense.

  153. twostix

    The city at the moment is absolutely amazing.

    Quiet, orderly, medium traffic, easy to get in and out.

    Now I know what it must of been like to have been a boomer in the ’80’s before you’ll wrecked everything.

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For any Victorian Cats, in lockdown. Suitable revenge may be gained by finding anyone who voted for these buffoons, and having them tarred and feathered.

  155. Struth

    Here’s a late at night comment which is purely just venting.
    I just cannot believe what I’m seeing.
    I don’t expect to see you old Victorian Catallaxy farts out protesting, but the 50 year olds down to teenagers should be rioting in the street.
    Heading to spring st with piano wire.

    But………..
    Absolutely nothing.
    Nothing.
    I’m gobsmacked.
    With the last 40 odd years of marxist indoctrination in the education system I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still am.

  156. Fisky

    The city at the moment is absolutely amazing.

    Quiet, orderly, medium traffic, easy to get in and out.

    Now I know what it must of been like to have been a boomer in the ’80’s before you’ll wrecked everything.

    It’s a great experience for millennials who don’t remember what it was like before Big Australia. Hopefully they’ll want to close the border permanently to keep everything just so.

  157. Infidel Tiger King

    Melbourne’s ridiculous lockdown getting quite a bit of coverage overseas.

  158. Megan

    So what sorts of things are we likely to to be struggling to get?

    I say, let it happen. Despite the best efforts of the realists to warn the hysterics of the consequences of decisions made in panic, we’ve engaged in a response without sensible parameters, the data we’re being given is incomplete or inadequate and the analysis is being done through a very narrow lens in order to justify the overreactive lockdown.

    Perhaps once the 350,000 public servants lose their morning coffee, or bespoke shaving soap or organic eggs, we really will be all in this together.

  159. twostix

    Here’s a late at night comment which is purely just venting.
    I just cannot believe what I’m seeing.
    I don’t expect to see you old Victorian Catallaxy farts out protesting, but the 50 year olds down to teenagers should be rioting in the street.
    Heading to spring st with piano wire.

    At my office today there were two people wearing masks inside the almost empty office.

    A 45 year old Mega Karen, and a 30 year old male who smokes.

    It’s over man, grow a garden and buckle up because this ship is going down.

  160. JC

    Fisk

    In your ideal world, what would happen to my Chinese vape shop owner who sells me nicotine Juul pods, which is strictly illegal ? Would you let him continue or would you deport?

    Shut up Artie. Not a peep from you.

  161. notafan

    Compare to Panicdan.

    Many thousands of deaths but Europe well on the way to fully reopening while dunderhead (I❣️ euthanasia) Dan trips over his own feet.

    38 currently in intensive care.

  162. Megan

    Give it time, Struth. The education systems means it’s going to take a lot longer than it would take us to reach a valid conclusion about where we are headed.

    Sometimes learning the hard way is the only way. It’s difficult to watch when you know what the consequences will be.

  163. Infidel Tiger King

    Greg Sheridan really is deranged.

    What an hysterical Nancy.

  164. Fisky

    Fisk

    In your ideal world, what would happen to my Chinese vape shop owner who sells me nicotine Juul pods, which is strictly illegal ? Would you let him continue or would you deport?

    Shut up Artie. Not a peep from you.

    I would give him 2 weeks to self deport during which he will need to hold a fire sale to move all his stock. Win for you and the country as well.

  165. JC

    Jeez , there must have been some really serious pent up grudges and score settling in Portland.

    Crime
    Portland police record highest number of death investigations in single month in more than three decades

  166. twostix

    Each of them may seem like an anodyne administrative measure, and each of them was certainly presented as such at the time

    Just talking about the dozens of policies and edicts that ‘accidentally’ created the situation in which Ukrainians were banned from eating food anymore by the Science! driven leftwing government that ruled over them.

    Hmmhmmmmm.

  167. Fisky

    You have to give Trump full credit for his threatened ban on Tiktok. Now they are having Microsoft move on them and quite possibly will snap it up for a fraction of its total value. It’s kind of like how China treats Western companies but in reverse. We should do this with every Chinese company. The markets won’t mind – there’s no sovereign risk – because all the big players know it’s just an anti-China thing that doesn’t spread to other investors.

  168. JC

    Fisk

    I need a lifetime supply. He doesn’t carry a ton of stock and the little fucker has been out waiting for stock to arrive “next week”.

    Keep him.

  169. JC

    He’s told microtheft they can’t buy US based tik tok.

  170. Struth

    You make it sound as though supply chains are these magical things that occurs in a vacuum. There’s always fuck-ups with transportation and there will continue to be during the lockup.

    No, I’m trying to make the very opposite claim.
    They don’t exist in a vacuum, so there will be a number of businesses that are closed down, maybe safety clothes retailers, or anyone you just wouldn’t associate with being part of the supply chain, but they indeed are.
    So a truckie who has bright yellow safety shirt on goes to load, but the place only accepts full sleeve green fluro shirts.
    Loading doesn’t happen, no safety clothes shops open.
    A miriad of different scenarios occur.
    The regular load out of Melbourne doesn’t happen because factory is closed.
    Truck does not go because his backload to Melbourne isn’t worth heading up empty for.
    You don’t get the backload, we don’t get the load from Melbourne.
    It slows everything down.
    Melbourne is Australia’s largest port for Imports.
    Those products are trucked from Melbourne much of the time and you are supplied with back loads that no one is going empty to get.
    The problem for Melbourne is that it is a major outbound freight city.
    Bigger than Sydney.
    You are supplied by backloads with Australian product.
    To the extent of your closed manufacturing and lack of imports from China, will be the extent that you don’t receive backloads.
    And there will be other links broken too.
    So as I say, lets go a week and see if I’m right.
    That’s why I said give it a week..
    Let’s just wait a week and see how you are going.
    By Next Monday night we’ll know for sure.
    By the way, all of Australia will start running short because of this.
    Not just you guys.
    But you’ll suffer worse at the moment.

  171. Fisky

    He’s told microtheft they can’t buy US based tik tok.

    That’s too bad because Microsoft would have utterly ruined that garbage company (I mean it is garbage anyway, but you know what I mean).

  172. DrBeauGan

    Got back from Queensland this afternoon and found the Perth airport full of military. Needed a pass approval to get back in, got it online at second attempt. Had to wear a mask through the scrutiny, which involved having my temperature taken and swearing I hadn’t been to Victoria or NSW. Said I hadn’t, and wild horses wouldn’t get me into Victoria. Directed into lines, interviewed by military bloke in a long line of others behind glass. Finally released after promising to self isolate for two weeks.

    It’s grotesque as a reaction to the WuFlu. My impression was that it was a rehearsal for a biowarfare attack in the future. If so, the intelligence of our leaders isn’t quite so low as I’d supposed.

    My taxi driver, a subcontinental and a good bloke, thought it was crazy. He’d have been a Struth supporter. I gave him a generous tip, because he was straight and honest and it’s his birthday tomorrow.

    I’m not at all sure that the preparation for biowar theory isn’t fairly dotty. But it looks a better explanation of what we’re enduring than most. Obviously, they can’t tell us this is what they’re doing, it would wreck the necessary verisimilitude.

  173. Fisky

    Microsoft would have started charging 200 bucks for annual updates/re-installs and the thing would have been riddled with glitches until the 10th edition.

  174. JC

    I don’t really think he means it though. The orange oaf may have been confused with microtheft buying Tik Tok whole. I really don’t believe he would stop the transaction.

  175. twostix

    It must be sobering as a Victorian to know in your bones that at this moment you’re literally one edict, one accidental or deranged utterance, away from not having access to food – whether by supply collapsing or just being sort of prevented through a miriad of edicts from going and getting it if you live in a certain area or fit a certain demographic.

    Communist governments always end up with food shortages. It’s just in the nature of things, sorry (not sorry).

  176. Struth

    So as I say, lets go a week and see if I’m right.
    That’s why I said give it a week..
    Let’s just wait a week and see how you are going.
    By Next Monday night we’ll know for sure.

    I blame the red wine.

  177. JC

    My impression was that it was a rehearsal for a biowarfare attack in the future.

    I’ve had an interesting thought about this. What’s to stop the CCP introducing at will in countries they’re in dispute with. There’s little to stop them and it would be almost impossible to trace back as a deliberate spread.

    Moreover, let’s assume they’ve been far more successful than other places is dealing with the virus. If that’s the case then any risk of the virus spreading and doubling back on China is much reduced and poses less of a risk. They win.

  178. twostix

    My taxi driver, a subcontinental and a good bloke, thought it was crazy. He’d have been a Struth supporter. I gave him a generous tip, because he was straight and honest and it’s his birthday tomorrow.

    Ethnics don’t give a shit about this crap because the recently arrived from “normal” where thousands of people still die from TB.

    They’re looking at us like we’re completely insane, necking ourselves over five old people dying. An old dying society, being replaced by young robust ones.

  179. JC

    where thousands of people still die from TB.

    The infection (spread) rate is tiny for TB, so not the same. India is in serious lockup. There are tiny breakouts in the US and Australia that I’ve read about over the years. No one cares here either.

  180. Natural Instinct

    In Victoria, old people are not driving and dying so much
    .

    Age
    No (2019)
    No (2020)
    Delta
    Change
    5yr Ave

    50 to 59
    22
    16
    -6
    -27%
    19

    60 to 69
    19
    11
    -8
    -42%
    17

    70 and over
    43
    21
    -22
    -51%
    29

    .
    But younger folk are up and about
    .

    Age
    No (2019)
    No (2020)
    Delta
    Change
    5yr Ave

    26 to 29
    12
    15
    3
    25%
    11

    30 to 39
    18
    31
    13
    72%
    19

    .
    Source: Year to Date (31 Jul 20) road deaths, total = 129 (down 22.8%) c.f 167 in 2019

  181. twosti

    Also my observations about the spectrum of Covid-Hyper-Worry-Disorder is this: Those with the least to lose, hyper-care the most.

    Taking self-serving boomers out of the equation, in my world it’s the atomised, childless, godless, middle class bug people who are most terrified and Karen Concerned about the virus. The large familied bogans and mega-community ethnics care less on a sliding scale.

    Isn’t that interesting.

  182. Struth

    They’re looking at us like we’re completely insane, necking ourselves over five old people dying. An old dying society, being replaced by young robust ones.

    And they’d be right.
    You know and I know, and I know you know I know you know,….um, this situation is feminine.
    It sounds ludicrous and when I was a young man I would never have believed I would draw this conclusion in later life, but for their actions you cannot but come to these conclusions.
    Our women have gone hysterical and we don’t have enough control over them to stop this.
    We’ve shirked our responsibility.
    We should have kept them quiet.
    Back when I was younger, they had less tattoos and fat rolls and were good to look at, but even then, we never took them seriously.
    What changed??

    If you’re reading this and female, get to bed, the blokes are talking here.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    I am surprised at the number of people here who want to interrupt Dan Xi Man while he is publicly shafting himself with a barbed wire encrusted broomstick

    Remain calm and have patience.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    And they’d be right.
    You know and I know, and I know you know I know you know,….um, this situation is feminine.
    It sounds ludicrous and when I was a young man I would never have believed I would draw this conclusion in later life, but for their actions you cannot but come to these conclusions.
    Our women have gone hysterical and we don’t have enough control over them to stop this.

    Some people reading this might think that it is not just the women who have gone hysterical.
    But not me.
    Carry on soldier.

  185. Struth

    Remain calm and have patience.

    That’s how we got to this point.

  186. Struth

    LL
    If you look at the kids in the Climate change protests before this happened, 99% of them were school girls why?
    Were they the only ones to be brainwashed?

  187. twostix

    The infection (spread) rate is tiny for TB, so not the same

    I’m talking about exposure to death. Thousand of young people people still die of shitty diseases like TB in their countries. To come out here and see us having a meltdown over 20 80 year olds presents as weird.

    India is in serious lockup.

    Nobody listened to India’s dumb lockdown in the same way that nobody uses the thousands of public toilets the government installed everywhere and ordered everyone to start using.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve had an interesting thought about this. What’s to stop the CCP introducing at will in countries they’re in dispute with. There’s little to stop them and it would be almost impossible to trace back as a deliberate spread.

    There has been a break out in V******n after weeks of no cases.
    Linked to illegal Chunky immigrants.
    Not something you will read in Western meeja but my contact on the ground there says those linked to the importation won’t see the end of August.
    Rule 303.

  189. JC

    Really interesting piece why Tik Tok should be banned in every country outside China.

    https://stratechery.com/2020/the-tiktok-war/

  190. This is the guy who got C oo n cheese name changed. The guy is a full time whinger. Will never be satisfied.

    ‘A lot of people have raised it with me: they asked the question about the Smarter White milk – ‘Why couldn’t it just be Smarter Milk? Why does it need to put the ‘white’ in there?’

  191. Done Deal

    I blame the Victorian oppositions…there isn’t one.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    If you look at the kids in the Climate change protests before this happened, 99% of them were school girls why?

    Annoying, but is it novel?
    For decades 91.3% of all protesters have been:-
    1. Hot chicks trying to appear smart;
    2. Randy blokes trying to root the above;
    3. B Grade looking but smart chicks trying to impress 1 and/or 2
    4. Random hangers-on
    .
    Christ, when I was young I protested against Malcolm Fraser because he was a Fascist.
    Later I threw my stubby at the TV when Malcolm Fraser was on Q&A because he was a Commie.

  193. twostix

    I am surprised at the number of people here who want to interrupt Dan Xi Man while he is publicly shafting himself with a barbed wire encrusted broomstick

    Remain calm and have patience.

    We’re sitting pretty out here. Cuban style blockade in place, no plague-ridden Victorians allowed to leave and enter Australia. All good.

    On patience the Irish were pretty patient. A million of them patiently starved when banned from having food and life by their insidious foreign-loyalist government.

    The saddest thing is they barely even rioted, even as they ate their children, they were obedient.

  194. JC

    Stix

    When I applied for permanent residence in the US and working visa prior to that, I/we had to go through a full medical and physical. This included a chest x-ray and blood tests. I’m sure this hasn’t changed there for legals and I’m sure it’s no different or perhaps even more restrictive here. We have UK friends, who came here because of his work. he was until recently a CEO of a large firm. His wife was missing a kidney as a result of an operation some years ago. They were denied permanent residency here because of the missing kidney. 🙂
    Moving here is not as easy as you think it is.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3534468, posted on August 3, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Greg Sheridan really is deranged.

    What an hysterical Nancy

    Yeah, yeah.
    Have you got any news from 2017 or later?

  196. MatrixTransform

    What changed??

    they read Foucault and Gramsci while everybody else was reading the paper

  197. MatrixTransform

    how the actual fuck does tik tok make money?

  198. MatrixTransform

    Why does it need to put the ‘white’ in there?’

    what’s wrong with Smarter Black Milk ?

  199. Struth

    Annoying, but is it novel?
    For decades 91.3% of all protesters have been:-
    1. Hot chicks trying to appear smart;

    Bullshit.
    These were young girls crying in the streets.
    The boys weren’t with them.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    OK.
    The curfew.
    What if you are really, really angry about it and want to bust it wide open, but you are normally tucked up in bed with a hot chocolate playing Celine Dion lullabys by 8:00 anyway?

  201. Struth

    Christ, when I was young I protested against Malcolm Fraser because he was a Fascist.
    Later I threw my stubby at the TV when Malcolm Fraser was on Q&A because he was a Commie.

    Explains a fair bit.

  202. JC

    Matrix

    Through investors buying into the IPO and then further stock issues when money is required. This applies to all these tech firms when they start out. There’s the promise of big moolah at the end of the rainbow. I don’t know much about the Tik Tok app, but if there’s no advertising yet, there will be. The piece I read suggests that because it’s really easy to make vids on the app – easier than the big players, it’s a very serious threat to Facebook and YouTube.

    While on YouTube. Don’t you recall year ago how you rarely saw an ad? And now, you can’t go through a 2 minute vid without an ad at the beginning and in the middle of watching.

  203. Struth

    Who is now running to Australia from Hong Kong?
    Who has taken up Sco Mo’s offer?
    They are still allowed out at night.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    They were denied permanent residency here because of the missing kidney. 🙂

    By a weird accident of nature, I have three.
    Maybe we could broker something here.

  205. MatrixTransform

    Hmmpht.
    thought so.
    they make nothing
    at least Tesla make elastic band cars

  206. Struth

    By a weird accident of nature, I have three.

    How many toes do you have”

  207. Leigh Lowe

    We strike at dawn!
    Or at the end of curfew.
    Whichever latest.

  208. MatrixTransform

    pawn broker’s balls?

  209. Leigh Lowe

    How many toes do you have”

    14.
    Ten of my own and four I kept from my disobedient first girlfriend.

  210. Mitch M.

    JC
    #3534515, posted on August 4, 2020 at 12:27 am
    Matrix

    While on YouTube. Don’t you recall year ago how you rarely saw an ad? And now, you can’t go through a 2 minute vid without an ad at the beginning and in the middle of watching.

    Yep. They changed the format. There used to be a little yellow bar on the time bar indicating where the ads were placed. They’ve probably dropped that because of so many extra ads now present and many people including myself did not watch a video with lots of little yellow bars on the time bar.

  211. MatrixTransform

    this is a fucking disaster

    … and I don’t mean the virus

  212. gafa

    Journalists play ball = essential worker, get big pay packet.
    Journalist no play ball = non essential worker, get jobseeker.

  213. Just a reminder of things past:

    For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
    For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
    For want of a horse the rider was lost.
    For want of a rider the message was lost.
    For want of a message the battle was lost.
    For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

  214. gafa

    Send Three and Fourpence. We’re Going to a Dance

  215. gafa

    Will we ever know what really happened to Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo?
    The legend lives on!

  216. The Covid app must be working a treat in Dannistan.

    Heh.

  217. How many dead geriatrics does it take to ruin an economy?

  218. feelthebern

    how the actual fuck does tik tok make money?

    The value in an app is not the service or convenience it provides.
    It’s in the data it collects.

  219. feelthebern

    David Burge
    @iowahawkblog
    If the service is free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.

    Remember this anytime you download a “free” app.

  220. feelthebern

    I’ve invested in the seed round of app that provides a xero lite service to SME’s in a few south east Asian countries.
    It’s free.
    Its customer base is up 70x in 2020.
    The business model isn’t to make anything from the “service” it provides.
    It’s all about the what you can plug into the data that it collects.

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