Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. feelthebern

    The ecosystem that the “COVIDsafe” came out of is truly insidious.
    The data collection that sits within it is truly terrifying.
    Don’t believe any of its boosters when they say it’s no big deal.

  2. feelthebern

    PS, iowahawk tweeted something overnight about how many of the cases across the US can be traced back to NY.
    Looks like they should have just nuked the big apple in Feb.

  3. stackja

    The first shots of World War I were fired in Melbourne, Australia, on August 5, 1914. They were fired by a coastal artillery battery at Port Phillip Heads when the German merchant vessel SS Pfalz attempted to slip out of port before the declaration of war was made known.

  4. Cardimona

    Alan Jones in the Daily Tele

    Xi’s hungry appetite
    ALAN JONES

    Beijing owns much of our country and is looking to swallow up the vital sea lanes that connect us to the world economy — we must stand with our allies to stop this

    Given the universal preoccupation with coronavirus and the associated fact that parliaments are rarely meeting and the democratic process of informed debate seems to have been sidelined, it would be interesting to determine what emphasis the Australian voter gives to the recent visit to Washington by Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds.

    It was thought that the discussions would involve what is called “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea, that would have Australian ships sail within 12 nautical miles of islands in the sea to which China claims disputed access.

    I am aware that this subject is not likely to command a lot of attention or discussion in the local pub.

    And, indeed, in the press release after the meeting, the South China Sea wasn’t mentioned. For many lefties out there, they’d have you believe that the greatest threat to our liberty is Rupert Murdoch, not President Xi.

    Where does the South China Sea fit into this?

    Simply, if we can’t guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the majority of our trade travel is under threat.

    It is all well and good saying that recently we delivered a statement to the UN that Chinese actions in the South China Sea contravened international law. China’s behaviour on many fronts contravenes endless international edicts.

    Note that prior to being sworn in as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, in January 2017, Rex Tillerson got into trouble for saying that China should be barred from artificial islands it had built in the South China Sea, in waters claimed by neighbouring countries.

    He said China’s behaviour was, “akin to Russia’s taking of Crimea.” What Tillerson was alluding to is the problem that remains with us today – China claiming sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea, building several artificial islands on reefs and rocks and outfitting them with military-length airstrips and antiaircraft guns.

    Tillerson, who is no dunce and prior to becoming the 69th United States Secretary of State was Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil for 11 years, said at the time, “we are going to have to send China a clear signal, that first, the island building stops, and second, your access to those islands is not going to be allowed … They are taking territory or control or declaring control of territories that are not rightfully China’s”.

    That was three and a half years ago. The problem remains.

    To be fair, it would be sheer folly for Australia to insist from China the freedom of navigation if we were the only nation to do it. We would be setting ourselves up to be hammered by China. Put another way, we can’t be doing this on our own and then find ourselves abandoned by allies.

    The 1982 United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea virtually guarantees freedom of navigation within 12 nautical miles of Chinese territorial claims; but in the last few years, China has been asserting ever greater control over far away waters that were previously considered international or claimed by other countries.

    Under international law, if it were adhered to, China could be compelled to abandon many of its South China Sea claims. But, of course, as with the recent decision in The Hague which said emphatically that China had broken international law by endangering Philippine ships and damaging the marine environment, there is no enforcement mechanism for such decisions to be honoured.

    In fact, China boycotted those proceedings, saying the tribunal had no jurisdiction and it would ignore any decision.

    China has been building islands and installing runways many miles beyond what it is lawfully allowed under the United Nations treaty on Maritime Territorial Issues which China has signed, which was Tillerson’s point more than three years ago.

    Why should Australia be concerned?

    Well, China, under President Xi Jinping, is seeking expansion through mechanisms other than conquest. For example, why do you think they own our dairy farms, our beef farms, our coal, iron ore, and hold a 99-year lease on the Port of Darwin?

    Why do they have Confucius Institutes within our universities?

    Why does the Chinese government seek to ingratiate itself via soft loans and political donations to the fragile states of the Pacific, which we always regarded as our sphere of influence?

    Why does Daniel Andrews sign up to the Belt and Road?

    Could the endless instances of academic collaboration with Chinese institutions become another form of intellectual theft?

    So now, unsurprisingly, the South China Sea.

    The US Energy Information Agency estimates there are 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in deposits under the sea, more than exists in the reserves of some of the world’s biggest energy exporters.

    The waters, according to informed judges, also contain lucrative fisheries that account for, according to some estimates, 10 per cent of the global total. And this means that a lot of fishing boats are cruising around in waters contested by several different navies, increasing the risk of conflict.

    The area’s greatest value is as a trade route.

    It is estimated $6 trillion worth of goods move through the sea every year, 30 per cent of global maritime trade. That includes huge amounts of oil and $1.2 trillion of annual trade with the US and 60 per cent of our own seaborne trade passes through the sea.

    In fact, all countries want open sea routes. Everyone benefits from the free flow of goods between Asia and the rest of the world.

    That is why the US and, indeed, Australia, stress freedom of movement in international waters. We don’t want to be held, yet again, as an economic hostage to China.

    Of course, President Xi, suspects that the global status quo is engineered to serve Western interests first; so China is seeking greater control over the waterways. If it gains such control and wants to further its interests and reach in its own backyard, it axiomatically can exert greater power over the region. And that includes us.

    I am not suggesting that Marise Payne and Linda Reynolds needed to fly to America and go into quarantine to discuss all this.

    But if the allies stick together, and this includes the US, the biggest naval power in the world, then China will get the message.

    That makes the South China Sea a test case for whether China is the kind of power that works within the system or against it.

    We can’t afford to take our eye off this rather dangerous ball.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The Covid app must be working a treat in Dannistan.’

    Not a single mention of that insidious thing in HunchMong’s hour-long edict yesterday.

    Just get the app, they said.
    It will help, they said.
    We’re all in this together, they said.

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘app that provides a xero lite service to SME’s’

    Bern. Please expose my ignorance. ‘SME’ in my world is Subject Matter Expert, or Salt My Egg if I’m hungry.

  7. Diogenes

    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.

    If you use Chrome or the Chromium version of MS Edge the “Adblock for Youtube” extension is your best friend.

  8. rickw

    The wreck of the battlecruiser Haruna, Kure harbour.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s too early to scroll back, but whoever posted the supply chain fable – appreciated.

    Kingdoms lost for want of a horseshoe nail.

    Much like Mr Neilson said yesterday, I am NOT au fait with supply chains – but if they depended on me I’d ask someone who does rather than follow the apparent Victorian model of just making stuff up.

  10. Cardimona:

    It is all well and good saying that recently we delivered a statement to the UN that Chinese actions in the South China Sea contravened international law. China’s behaviour on many fronts contravenes endless international edicts.

    China, as I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, regards the practice of warfare across the entire spectrum of human behaviour. It is asymmetric warfare and could only be used against a high trust society. Or one that is run by sociopaths who care not for the nation.
    The Confucius Institutes are more of a Trojan Horse ploy, unlike the plundering of basic medical supplies/stores, and the destruction of our pharmaceutical industries by predatory pricing by the state as well as the greed of our own industrialists who were happy to put our citizens into the parlous position we are in now in regards to medicine supply. Remember that China threatened to stop supplying antibiotics early on this year.
    Sorry, really tired from no sleep, migraine and codeine but there may be some sense in this puddle of consciousness.

  11. rickw

    Left eats itself, again:

  12. rickw

    History banned? I thought it already had been?

  13. Knuckle Dragger:

    It’s too early to scroll back, but whoever posted the supply chain fable – appreciated.
    Kingdoms lost for want of a horseshoe nail.

    That was me.
    It seemed appropriate at the time….

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    Excellent!

  15. johanna

    SME – small/medium enterprises, I think.

    Oh, and Adblock Plus is the add-on for Firefox users to zap youtube ads – works a treat.

  16. Zatara

    Rex Tillerson got into trouble for saying that China should be barred from artificial islands it had built in the South China Sea, in waters claimed by neighbouring countries.

    Those would be the artificial islands built with massive sand pumping and destruction of reefs that the greenies of the world didn’t make the slightest peep about.

    Imagine if a western country had tried that. They’d be in court(s) for the next century.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Small/medium enterprises. Okay. Ta johanna.

    Any ideas on xero lite? Some sort of milk perhaps?

  18. custard

    KD

    SME’s = small, medium enterprises

  19. Farmer Gez

    Today is the Ballarat sheep and lamb sale.
    I’ll keep you posted on the price effects of Chairman Dan’s decree to reduce all meatworks kill by a third.
    This of course includes businesses in municipalities who have no active cases.
    There’ll be no lifeboats launched from this sinking ship.

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    Thanks custard.

    My humble hot dog stand is a VSE.

    Premium product, though.

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    “BrettW
    #3534501, posted on August 4, 2020 at 12:08 am
    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?’”

    It is all so ludicrous. What next will this activist turd go after? White flour? It was never going to stop with C00n cheese. Saputo, the owners of C00n, cravenly caved to a far-left, perpetually outraged progressive Marxist activist, who doesn’t represent 99% of Australians and who doesn’t give a shit about business or any kind of manufacturing. Will white wedding dresses be deemed “waaacist” next? The Australian economy is about to go under and companies give traction to scumbag far-left activist grievance mongers.

  22. notafan

    KD

    Re supply chains

    The proof of the pudding will be in the eating

    So they say.

    Two weeks to see who needs to eat their words.

    Double spacing/doing the devil’s work.

  23. Jo

    Rickw the museum at Kure has a 1/10 scale Yamato. Kure is where Yamato and Musashi were laid down. Seem to recall Musashi never left port.

  24. notafan

    News at seven.

    Milk is white.

    And makes you smarter.

    Explains much about Dr Hagan.

  25. Cassie of Sydney

    This is a good piece from Alan Jones about Izzy in today’s Tele…

    “Alan Jones: Courageous Israel Folau right to take a stand

    Israel Folau is one of the most thoughtful players in the game, and his decision not to “take a knee” with his fellow players shows the sort of courage that should be celebrated, writes Alan Jones.

    Israel Folau was never your orthodox bash and barge football player.

    There was a finesse about his playing and careful deliberation about where and when he entered the line and what he did with the football when in possession. That sense of clear thinking saw him arguably become the best player of his age in World Rugby.

    Similar independent and considered thinking would have led him to remain standing in the recent match between the Catalan side, where he plays fullback, and St. Helens, when everyone else “took a knee” to acknowledge Black Lives Matter.

    I suspect if you ask any of these people, who want to “take a knee” what this is about, or indeed what it achieves, they would not have a clue.

    Israel Folau, most probably more than anyone else in the game, knows what discrimination is about. He expressed thoughtful views on the Bible, which in any other age, where freedom of speech would have meant something, would have passed under the guise of his rightful entitlement.

    Are we now in a world peopled by individuals behaving in a mindless and robotic way where freedom of thought, belief and expression become controversial?

    Indeed, in this match against St Helens, Israel’s failure to “take a knee” has become the biggest talking point in the game.

    Israel Folau is a devout Christian. He would believe, from his teachings, that all lives matter. He would know that empty gestures like this achieve nothing for black people in America or Indigenous people in Australia, or his own fellow Pacific Islanders.

    Rather than sports people following these empty gestures, lemming-like, it would be far better if everybody, the referee included, was given a sheet of paper outlining the plight of those Americans and Australians – indeed, people worldwide, who suffer, not from racism, but from violence, poverty, disease, inadequate education, housing, water and hygiene.

    And then ask, what can we do about it? And you would come up with the answer that Israel Folau has most probably arrived at, taking a knee achieves nothing.

    Three former American Presidents last week paid tribute to the American Congressman and civil rights icon, John Lewis. At the funeral service, reference was made to the column he wrote shortly before his death and published by the New York Times on the day of his funeral.

    Perhaps Israel Folau had read the message.

    Mr Lewis wrote, “Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe… In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and non-violence is the more excellent way. Now is your turn to let freedom ring.”

    Israel Folau would agree with those sentiments. He chose to stand for what he believed in. It is not for us to question that inalienable right, nor to question his motives.

    But he is an exemplar of the very peace and harmony and non-violence about which John Lewis wrote.

    I think we need more Israel Folaus, rather than those who blindly follow without really knowing what they are following.”

  26. notafan

    There’s also a lot to be said for reading the information put out by Victorian Comrade Leaders minions about what is shut down and what isn’t.

    Notwithstanding the likely scenario of thousands of trucks being stranded because of wrong colour hiviz.

    Happens all the time.

  27. notafan

    Folau is doing exactly what that fine black police officer said to a crowd.

    There is only One I kneel for

    Simple.

  28. notafan

    All these allegedly distressed aboriginals approaching Dr Hagan because Smarter White Milk is because White People are smarter.

    Foetal Alcohol Syndrome can be only explanation for so much dimwittery.

    If in fact those thoughts are being thought.

    Not every references to the colour white references skin tone.

    Sometimes it’s the colour of a thing.

    Like milk.

  29. calli

    Thanks for posting that illustrated Isaiah vid, Rickw.

    Aside from the religious aspect, they show the books as beautifully constructed pieces of ancient literature. Years ago, I studied the Book of Job in a uni Literature class. Quite a few fellow students were astounded at the structure and coherence of the argument it presented.

    Also enjoyed the Samuels, Kings and Chronicles ones too.

  30. H B Bear

    Just opened this mornings Paywallian. Chairman Dan and the ghost of Cain-Kirner now being spoken of in the same breath. How progressive. 30 years and all the Kennett upheaval disappear down the S-bend. Scorched earth and industrial wasteland once again. With added Chinese dog boxes.

  31. feelthebern

    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.

    I pay 20 bucks a month for zero ads.
    Google takes some.
    Some goes to the channels I subscribe to based on how long I watch their content for.

  32. Gab

    98% recovery rate in Vic and average age of those who died from the C19 virus (allegedly) is 80 years.

    Massive overreaction from Andrews. He is mad with power.

  33. feelthebern

    SME. Small to medium business.
    Xero lite. Xero is a accounting software business.
    Xero lite is a term being used to describe basic electronic ledger businesses. Nothing to do with xero. Purely a data collection tool. The term in venture capital land will change a few times until some catchier takes hold.

  34. Natural Instinct

    Until Victorian talking heads stop saying this is an economic disaster to save a health disaster nothing will be done on a risk basis.
    The shutdown is a balance of two health disasters. One of the old, infirm and obese versus the under 60’s of average fitness.
    Being unemployed and destitute now plus poorer for twenty years is a health problem too.

  35. feelthebern

    From the WSJ.

    Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price

    President Trump confirmed he is open to a deal in which Microsoft or another U.S. company buys the video-sharing app TikTok, but said the government should receive payment for clearing a purchase.

    Settle Donald.
    Shit don’t work like that.

  36. feelthebern

    One of the old, infirm and obese versus the under 60’s of average fitness.

    But enough about monty.

    Boom tsch.

  37. calli

    Looks like a Ruby Princess in microcosm.

    Everyone blaming everyone else.

    And in the middle of it all another quality import who doesn’t give a sh*t.

  38. calli

    Oops.

    Double spacing.

    Themmmmmmm. 😄

  39. min

    Friend ends up with headaches after walking with mask for an hour . She reckons it is because she is breathing In carbon dioxide that she has expelled that stays trapped in the mask. I wear disposable masks so do not have that problem Only a runny nose if weather cold so have to keep wiping it Once inside no problem so it is the cold weather causing it .
    Comments Cats.

  40. Geriatric Mayfly

    Snow has begun falling on the Plains of Sodom.

  41. calli

    And Lester for me this morning, thanks Tom.

    An excellent ‘toon by Rowe too. I liked the headlamp.

  42. notafan

    Andrews is a political hack incapable of saying that his government got it wrong, that attempting to suppress via an oppressive lockdown the disease that his mismanagement let out of the bag is doing great harm and zero good.

    It’s already in eighty nursing homes you greater crested piebald loon.

    All we needed was hand washing social distancing and some decent ‘health professionals ‘ deployed into nursing homes.

    I know of one teen suicide during lockdown. Bet there are loads more.

    And there he is in all his solemn North Face glory

    ‘Three women in their seventies, two women in their eighties and a man in his nineties died in the last twenty four hours’.

    Bolting stable door after the horse had bolted.

  43. Farmer Gez

    Min.
    I think you’ll find your runny nose is caused by your breath condensing in the enclosed space. I wore a mask in very cold conditions for a few hours and noted exactly the same thing.

  44. calli

    Dunno, min. Mask-making at stitch ‘n bitch yesterday for people who can’t afford to buy endless supplies of disposables. One on the face, one in the drawer and one in the wash.

    Also the disposable kinds can irritate the skin whereas soft cotton won’t.

    And of course, it “breathes”. Which really means it’s all theatre given the minuscule size of the virus. But for those who must wear them, what can you do?

  45. Mater

    I know of one teen suicide during lockdown. Bet there are loads more.

    A forty year old Dad here didn’t feel quite right. Made an appointment with GP (Telehealth, of course). No blood pressure check, etc (obviously), just a chat. Dead two days later from a massive heart attack.

    Arseholes, the lot.

  46. Struth

    Notwithstanding the likely scenario of thousands of trucks being stranded because of wrong colour hiviz.

    Happens all the time.

    Classic Notafan comprehension fail.
    No one said it does.
    read back, clear your head of hysteria and stick your finger tips on each temple , humming may help.

    It actually does happen and truckies usually carry different colours/ sleeves shirts, material and pants and other PPE gear for different sites.
    You only have to not have one piece that the little Hitler in the sites require as of yesterday, and you’re screwed, so it’s either bob tail to a safety shop, or they’ll need another truck.
    This id the sort of shit that goes on all the time Nota.
    Read the horseshoe nail fable back.
    Your ignorance of the world of supply seems to only match your understanding of tyranny.

    It’s good to see you just start to write letters now 5 months later when the level of tyranny isn’t to your liking, so I was going to leave you alone, but you keep on letting your arrogance expose your ignorance, as with the sneering bullshit above.
    One little break in the supply chain is all it takes.
    It seems hard lessons are going to be learned, but when they are, it will be too late to put the information into practice.
    It’s basically too late now.

    Has any nation put their own people into such strict lock down imprisonment as Victoria?
    Maybe Socialist France, socialist Italy?

  47. notafan

    I was wondering if mask getting damp affected air flow

  48. feelthebern

    Looks like a Ruby Princess in microcosm.
    Everyone blaming everyone else.
    And in the middle of it all another quality import who doesn’t give a sh*t.

    Today, if a Sydney Cat wants to fly to Melb on a private shuttle, it would cost around 800 bucks.
    You can then fly back this evening if you want, cost a little less because the flight I’m looking at has a bunch of seats left.
    This idea of lock downs is pure theatre.
    Private shuttles are doing a boom business.
    A huge excess of private jets just sitting around.
    A growing number of people who want to jet about but not have to deal with the lock downs.

  49. notafan

    Like I said struth

    The proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

    Let’s reconvene in two weeks when the supply chain in Melbourne has collapsed because someone couldn’t run out and buy a pink top.

  50. notafan

    Also

    I’m glad you place such faith in my influencing skills.

    Your letters have been enormously helpful in turning the Covid circus around.

    Double spacing makes Satan smile

  51. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3534610, posted on August 4, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Looks like a Ruby Princess in microcosm.

    Everyone blaming everyone else.

    And in the middle of it all another quality import who doesn’t give a sh*t.

    This is one worth noting for those trying to stitch up the SAS for “murder of Afghan farmers”.
    Afghans are capable of telling elaborate lies.

  52. Entropy

    feelthebern
    #3534603, posted on August 4, 2020 at 7:56 am

    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.

    I pay 20 bucks a month for zero ads.
    Google takes some.
    Some goes to the channels I subscribe to based on how long I watch their content for

    That tells you how much revenue on average google gets from the ads and more importantly, tracking your activities on the intertubes.

  53. caveman

    Masks. In mucus no one can hear you scream.

  54. feelthebern

    For Cats interested in superannuation, Tim Wilson is coming in off a long run.
    The House Committee on Economics has ASIC & APRA appearing before it tomorrow.
    Live streamed.
    He’s already released a bunch of stuff he’ll be roasting them over.

  55. feelthebern

    That tells you how much revenue on average google gets from the ads and more importantly, tracking your activities on the intertubes.

    100% correct.

  56. Cassie of Sydney

    “And in the middle of it all another quality import who doesn’t give a sh*t.”

    Ah yes..those quality “imports”. What did I call them a few months ago….scum, peasants and trash.

  57. mh

    Victorian Sheep warning

    Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and southwesterly winds are expected during Tuesday and Wednesday. Areas likely to be affected include the Northern Country, North Central, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts and parts of the Wimmera and North East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

  58. Boambee John

    Jo
    #3534591, posted on August 4, 2020 at 7:33 am
    Rickw the museum at Kure has a 1/10 scale Yamato. Kure is where Yamato and Musashi were laid down. Seem to recall Musashi never left port.

    Musashi sailed from Tokyo Bay for final fitting out elsewhere. The USN intercepted the orders, and had a submarine waiting for her.

    End of Musashi

  59. Struth

    Your supply chain will be stuffed because of what now won’t come out of Melbourne, not what comes in.
    Thanks for giving me two weeks, but you should start noticing before then.
    Shelves will not be completely bare by then, but Victorians and all over Australia will be starting to notice the absence of some products easily within the next four or five days, and it will then compound.
    This will not be just Victorians who suffer this.
    Because Victoria is a part of the supply chain for Australia as a whole as well.
    The horseshoe nail is so appropriate, and I’d never read that before.
    Thanks for that.

  60. feelthebern

    When I see analysis like this, it’s clear why Democrats want mail in ballots.

    Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates July 2020 U.S. firearms
    unit sales at 2.0 million units, a year-over-year increase of 134.6% from July 2019. Likely single handgun sales (1.2 million)
    increased year-over-year by 152.0% whereas single long-gun sales (0.6 million) increased year-over-year by 108.2%. All other
    likely background check-related sales (0.16 million) increased year-over-year by 125.3%. This includes so-called “multiple”
    sales where the exact split between handguns and long-guns cannot be determined from the data record.

  61. feelthebern

    Ladbrokes.

    Biden 1.57
    Trump 2.50
    Hillary 67.00

  62. stackja

    Horror tales from ‘crazy floor’ of Rydges on Swanston quarantine hotel
    Hysterical guests on the so-called “crazy floor” of a Swanston St quarantine hotel were screaming, crying and banging on walls, overwhelming poorly trained guards who may have let coronavirus escape into the community. It’s a move that triggered Victoria’s deadly second wave.

    Caroline Overington, The Australian
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 4, 2020 8:05am

    Poorly trained security guards on a so-called “crazy floor” of the Rydges Hotel in Melbourne’s Swanston Street may have let COVID-19 escape into the community, after they became overwhelmed by hysterical guests who were screaming, crying and banging on walls, begging to be let out.

    This week’s independent inquiry into the spread of the virus is expected to hear evidence that guests were begging, pleading and even offering money to security guards for a cigarette, a lighter, Valium or a breath of fresh air.

    Many of those travellers, especially in the early days of the virus, were infectious, and the guards seemed unable to control them, with mental health professionals eventually called in.

    The inquiry will hear that guards in one case struggled to handle a distraught women who collapsed and cried in the hotel hallway before making a bolt for the door, insisting on her need to “breathe”.

    The Rydges Hotel was one of the first to take quarantine travellers, and one of the first to have a major virus breakout.

    A guest of Rydges, released from the hotel after returning from Europe in April, has told The Australian he had been put on what guards described as the “crazy floor” of his hotel, “with people going absolutely nuts”.

  63. mh

    Stack, paywalled column at the Courier Mail

    HANSON WAS RIGHT, OUR ETHNIC COMMUNITIES HAVE A PROBLEM
    Pauline Hanson was on the money when she pointed out that there was a problem with some ethnic communities during Victoria’s COVID-19 related lockdown of public housing apartment blocks, writes Mike O’Connor.

  64. Not every references to the colour white references skin tone.

    Watch this –

  65. notafan

    After all the verbal abuse of Victorians here because Dan forgive me for not being overly concerned if others suffer some inconvenience.

    And ‘Not coming out? That’s a 600km goal post shift.

    And as all non essential manufacturing in Melbourne has been closed down some stuff will be disappearing off interstate shelves irrespective of the ‘supply chain’.

    In fact many normally involved in distribution of said goods will also be twiddling their thumbs.

    And not even the Italians seemed to run out of food during hard lockdown. Despite their legendary incompetence.

    I’m not rating your predictions.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Question.
    How did our Afghan friend from Toowoomba know about the exemption for consular staff if he didn’t work for Foreign Affairies?
    It wasn’t publicised as far as I know.
    Was there a multi-culti sympathiser within Gummint who tipped him off to the loophole?

  67. Tel

    This will not be just Victorians who suffer this.
    Because Victoria is a part of the supply chain for Australia as a whole as well.

    With Victoria offline … I’ve been forced to import unfunny comedy skits from overseas. How could I enjoy my life without someone scolding me for everything I do?

  68. Struth

    Also

    I’m glad you place such faith in my influencing skills.

    Your letters have been enormously helpful in turning the Covid circus around.

    Double spacing makes Satan smile

    No they were just broadcast nation wide and into NZ.
    The AG of Australia has now in the process of attempting to answer the ten question Constitution letter, and I don’t think he will, but I know he’s been made aware of the fact that this may be held against the party players in this later.

    But above all Notafan, will you please STFU because you make a fool of yourself all the time quoting things no one said, and accusing them of what you want them to have said.
    I have made the statement only about a hundred times here that I don’t expect my letter writing to do much good, but it’s all I can do because “How many old people should die so you can keep your gigs” Karens like you, were and still are completely losing their shit and hysterical.
    I have said I can achieve nothing while that happens.
    I do only what I can for my own sanity.
    So you being part of the cause for my letters being useless then, five months later come on here to tell me my letter writing has been useless.
    The gob smacking arrogant stupidity is endless.

  69. Farmer Gez

    Biden 1.57

    Strange odds considering Biden Boy hasn’t managed to complete a lap of the track in training.

  70. The historical and biblical Jesus was Caucasian.

    Ergo, he was “white”.

    QED.

  71. Zatara

    Musashi sailed from Tokyo Bay for final fitting out elsewhere. The USN intercepted the orders, and had a submarine waiting for her.

    I think you will find that Musashi was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. You are probably thinking of Shinano, the third of the Yamato class, which was semi-completed as an aircraft carrier and was sunk by the USS Archerfish while transferring from Yokosuka to Kure for final fitting out.

    Yamato was sunk on a kamikaze mission off of Kyushu.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Musashi sailed from Tokyo Bay for final fitting out elsewhere. The USN intercepted the orders, and had a submarine waiting for her.

    End of Musashi

    Musashi was sunk at Lleyte Gulf in October 1944, the third in the class was “Shinano”, sunk by the submarine, U.S.S. Archerfish 0n 29th November 1944. She has the doubtful distinction of being the largest vessel, ever sunk by a submarine.

  73. feelthebern

    LL, there a million loop holes.
    Just like there is selective reporting & selective enforcing, COVID19 lock downs are for the masses.
    In ye olden days, enterprising photo journalists would be stalking the powers that be for shots of them not adhering to the rules.
    Nowadays, they get sacked for it.
    Example, the AFL sacking the chap who broke the day spa story.

  74. caveman

    HANSON WAS RIGHT, OUR ETHNIC COMMUNITIES HAVE A PROBLEM

    Haven’t read the article but would be thinking Chairman Dan’s $300 payout to get tested gives a clue.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Snap, Zatara.

  76. notafan

    No I won’t Mr constitutional expert.

    It’s all happening

    Any minute now

  77. notafan

    And $1500 for a positive test.

    Happy days are here again!

  78. feelthebern

    Decamping to ones holiday home is not allowed under Disco Dan’s reign of terror.
    Do you think the plod are knocking on beach front properties to see if Melbourne’s “elite” are at the holiday pad?
    Not bloody likely.

  79. Struth

    Explain the concept of back loading you dimwitted townie, Notafan.

    Enough of you this morning.
    It very much matters what comes out of Melbourne as to what comes back in.

    But hey, you’re an expert on everything.

    Or just an hysterical old Karen.
    That is determined by whether there is a mirror involved when one looks at you.

  80. Farmer Gez

    I’m not rating your predictions.

    Red meat could be a problem Nota.
    Abattoirs cut by a third will cause problems. Meat is produced for domestic consumption and the export market. Companies have contracts to supply the lucrative overseas demand. It’s highly likely the businesses will continue to fill those contracts and reduce seasonal demand supply to local distributors.

    On top of this will be the response of farmers to prices at sale. Farmers could choose to hang on to spring lambs longer to bypass the lockdown and then supply the heavier weights that are popular overseas.

    The marketplace will sought it out but you might not like the outcome.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3534658, posted on August 4, 2020 at 8:48 am

    LL, there a million loop holes.
    Just like there is selective reporting & selective enforcing

    Bern, I suspected as much.
    I do wonder if our poor but honest Afghan farmer was carrying a letter from DFAT, provided by a multi-culti buddy in the department.
    Or do you just walk up and say “diplomatic immunity”?

  82. Roger

    How did our Afghan friend from Toowoomba know about the exemption for consular staff if he didn’t work for Foreign Affairies?

    I believe he is a security guard contracted by DFAT and was therefore travelling on “essential government business” and apparently entitled to skip the hotel quarantine measures.

    Be that as it may, I note Palaszczuk was in the press yesterday dramatically urging fellow premiers to “close this loophole”.

    A loophole she approved of as a member of National Cabinet.

    Must be an election coming up.

  83. Struth

    Sco Mo is telling us quite clearly, we’re all Victorians now.
    What else can he do?

    Spell it out for you while knocking your noggin after every letter?

  84. Leigh Lowe

    Decamping to ones holiday home is not allowed under Disco Dan’s reign of terror.

    Technically I think you could go to the holiday home on Sunday and stay put.
    But no to-and-fro.
    Anyway it will not be a problem.
    Most holiday spots have an ample supply of locals who hate “tourists” with a passion.
    Expect plenty of enthusiastic vigilante dobbing in.

  85. Struth

    Expect plenty of enthusiastic vigilante dobbing in.

    KOPS

    Karens On Patrol.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Guys.
    Check your e-mail.
    Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrel update re upcoming activities.

  87. Caveman

    Who would have thought in the land of Danistan , work is a dirty word. Strippin the dignity what better way to do it.

  88. H B Bear

    What is it about security guards and COVID?

  89. Mater

    Expect plenty of enthusiastic vigilante dobbing in.

    Yep. Victorians have been further divided into two sub-groups.

    We are no longer just just ‘Greasy-back Mexicans’. We are now either ‘Metro Greasy-back Mexicans’ or ‘Regional Greasy-back Mexicans’, and the animosity is noticeable in the rural towns.

    Well done, Dan. That’s how you bring down a society.

  90. Struth

    Red meat could be a problem Nota.
    Abattoirs cut by a third will cause problems. Meat is produced for domestic consumption and the export market.

    Chink exports will be honoured first.

  91. notafan

    Like I said struth

    Last night you hysterically predicted two weeks before Melbourne was out of food.

    We’ll see.

    Backloading.

    That’s way too complicated for this female brain.

  92. Leigh Lowe

    Expect plenty of enthusiastic vigilante dobbing in.

    KOPS

    Karens On Patrol.

    Actually, as a general rule, the noisiest yappers about “tourists” are usually young blokes who surf (and have freehold title over every wave and hate city folk ‘stealing’ their waves) and old codgers who like to park out the front of every shop they go to having a whinge about ‘traffic jams’ on weekends.

  93. The historical and biblical Jesus was Caucasian.

    Ergo, he was “white”.

    He lived in the Middle East.
    If he was trying to emigrate to Australia these days, he would be classified as of Middle Eastern extraction – not “white”, a reference which has nothing to do with skin colour, and everything to do with conditioning and perception, as Ali points out in the video.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    The situation is dire.
    If only we had a Big Website to save us.
    Or maybe two.

  95. Or just an hysterical old Karen.

    Writes the psycho who spews hundreds of words of hysterical diatribe daily.
    The irony – it burns.

  96. twostix

    Red meat could be a problem Nota.
    Abattoirs cut by a third will cause problems. Meat is produced for domestic consumption and the export market. Companies have contracts to supply the lucrative overseas demand. It’s highly likely the businesses will continue to fill those contracts and reduce seasonal demand supply to local distributors.

    Ireland had ample food to feed its people, unfortunately it was all being shipped off the foreign owned farms to the foreign imperial power under guard by its foreign loyalist, corrupted police force.
    Sounds familiar!

  97. notafan

    Farmer Gez

    I agree re meat but that has been an ongoing problem.

    But we knew one third of abbatoirs would be closing.

    Some already closed for deep cleaning.

    Nothing to do with trucks being off the road because flat tyres or pink shirts.

  98. notafan

    That’s hilarious numbers

    You do know Our Lord was a J ew?

    Not an Arab.

  99. NoFixedAddress

    Farmer Gez

    Genuine questions.

    Seeing as you live and operate in a State of Disaster do you actually get to determine who gets your livestock?

    In other words when does Victorianisation of food supplies commence for the greater good?

    Just asking.

  100. notafan

    I wasn’t aware of the similarities between Melbourne today and Ireland and it’s intermittent famines culminating in the disastrous experience in the 1840s.

    We’ll emigrate enmasse to New South Wales and Queensland, again, if necessary.

    Not van diemans land.

    Can’t find it on the map.

  101. Struth

    Actually, as a general rule, the noisiest yappers about “tourists” are usually young blokes who surf (and have freehold title over every wave and hate city folk ‘stealing’ their waves) and old codgers who like to park out the front of every shop they go to having a whinge about ‘traffic jams’ on weekends.

    Yes, but they don’t hop on their phones straight away to take photos and dob people in.
    Screaming hysterically.
    KOPs and a few Dops do that.
    They’re just your typical dumb fuck Australian lost in their own little worlds.

    Anyway Victorians are putting up with this, such a draconian , hard core, Curfewed lock down it’s made international news and the President of the US has made fun of it, and still nothing.
    Not a peep.

    Poor young people like tailgunner.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Writes the psycho who spews hundreds of words of hysterical diatribe daily.
    The irony – it burns

    Indeed.

  103. Farmer Gez

    Nota.
    The SA government is causing most problems for trucks. Impractical demands for Covid testing every seven days for Vic truckers who can’t be tested if they’re not ill.
    The cops had to let 200 trucks go last week when the border became completely clogged. The SA premier is playing crazy political virus games.

  104. Cassie of Sydney

    “That’s hilarious numbers

    You do know Our Lord was a J ew?

    Not an Arab.”

    Next thing the unhinged racist and Joooo hater will be spruiking was that Jesus was a Palestinian Muesli….because that’s the current far-left progressive mantra….anything to deny Jesus’ Jooooodaism and hence the Joooooish state. Maybe..when Jesus was celebrating the last supper…he was actually celebrating Eid.

    Numbers is a dunce…a serial dunce.

  105. notafan

    I’d read that farmer Gez.

    Just for once another idiot premier causing unnecessary strife.

    Does anyone have a snippet of the Hanson article?

  106. Farmer Gez

    NoFixedAddress
    #3534695, posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:17 am
    Farmer Gez

    Genuine questions.

    Seeing as you live and operate in a State of Disaster do you actually get to determine who gets your livestock?

    Not at a sale but you could choose who to supply if offered contracts by meat companies.
    Price always wins.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, but they don’t hop on their phones straight away to take photos and dob people in.

    You don’t think?
    Old blokes are the fucking worst.
    If someone parks on their nature strip, look out.
    And if they are within a metre of the driveway, full nuclear response because “What if I wanted to get me caravan out?” (He doesn’t).
    .
    Speaking of bitter, sooking old codgers, where is Faulty this morning.
    I have a message for him, and this is the only way I can reach him.
    It is quite important, and very hush-hush.

  108. notafan

    Cassie

    That’s a point.

    Jesus was celebrating Passover.

    In many European languages the word for Passover/Easter* are the same.

    *for the next time someone says Oestre/Easter.

  109. mh

    This will be a perfect opportunity for the globalists to introduce insects to the Australian diet.

  110. Infidel Tiger King

    Congratulations Victoria. You have completed 1 day of the gulag.

    Only 6 months to go.

  111. Struth

    Writes the psycho who spews hundreds of words of hysterical diatribe daily.
    The irony – it burns.

    Numbers is losing it.
    You’re supposed to keep up the smug aloof act, cock smoker.
    Losing it as you realise you won’t be picked for the local communist party Authority.
    There’s always way more socialist voters than there are places in the communist elite.
    You’re getting twitchy …
    Easy being a communist in a free country,
    Not so easy being free in a communist country.
    Oops, it’s happening too quickly.
    You thought you’d be dead long before you had to personally surrender to the very shit you’ve been peddling all your useless life.

    BLM in Sydney , classic case, funny as fuck.

  112. You do know Our Lord was a J ew?

    Cassie clearly doesn’t understand the difference between race and religion.
    Why am I not surprised?

  113. Infidel Tiger King

    Jesus would have looked like any other Mediterranean male.

    Possibly didn’t have the Tatts, nipple piercings and denim shorts.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Come you Queensssland types.
    Stop squabblin’ amongst yaselves like me old chooks.
    Ya meant to be chuckin’ shit at the bloody Mexicans.

  115. Top Ender

    The final use of the super-battleship Yamato is a good example of how wasteful the Japanese military was prepared to be with its own people. She and her sister Musashi – lost in the Battle of Leyte Gulf – were the largest battleships ever built.

    There was little use for Yamato in the dying days of the Imperial Japanese Navy: the Home Islands were being steadily hemmed in by submarines and aircraft carrier battle groups. Yet she was sent on a suicide mission. Yamato was sunk with the loss of 3,000. The excellent Combined Fleet research project takes up the story:

    “With the battle for Okinawa raging full force, it was decided to send super battleship Yamato on a suicide mission to the island. Ostensibly, her sortie was designed to draw off American air power in order to allow a massive suicide strike by land-based aircraft from Japan to hit the American invasion forces ringing the island. Accordingly, Yamato was fueled for a one-way trip, and sent out with nine escorts led by the light-cruiser Yahagi… In the event Yamato made it to the island, her orders were to beach herself and make use of her 18.1″ guns in support of the land fighting there.

    She was met by aircraft of Task Force 58 shortly after noon on April 7th. Attacked in waves, Yamato could do little but absorb the punishment inflicted by at least five 1,000 lb bombs and ten torpedoes. By approximately 1420 hours it was all over; Yamato had capsized to port and exploded. Five of her escorts had been sunk as well. A total of 2,498 men had been lost aboard Yamato, 446 from Yahagi, and a further 721 from the destroyers.

    The US forces lost 12 aircraft and their crews.”

    It was a ridiculous sortie. The Japanese knew full well the devastating power of aircraft against surface vessels – they had sunk the Royal Navy ships Repulse and Prince of Wales themselves years earlier, and they had seen the full power of the American carriers at the Battle of Midway. The three following years had further consolidated and strengthened carrier air power, and the Japanese had all but been wiped out in the Battle of Leyte Gulf months earlier, where they had lost three battleships, four carriers, 10 cruisers and nine destroyers for a much lesser cost to the Americans, who had the capacity to absorb punishment where the IJN did not.

    The possible gains for the Japanese did not warrant the risk. There would not have been one naval officer in their command who would have rated their chances of success at more than 5-10%. The concept of using Yamato as a beached gun base was not an established tactic, and moreover would have lost her the advantages of maneuverability and tactical retreat. She would have provided a stationery target to be blasted apart by long range naval gunnery and airstrikes. Yet she was sent on her suicide mission, with the loss of 3,000 trained sailors. Can there be a better example of how Japan would have spent the lives of all of her military forces?

  116. notafan

    I was reading the dhhs website last night, as you do, and the days for the current stay at home rules are 2 August to 16 August.

    Two weeks of terror.

    Hopefully international mockage will put some pressure on our idiot leaders* to just stop it.

    *Federal and state.

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3534713, posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Jesus would have looked like any other Mediterranean male.

    Possibly didn’t have the Tatts, nipple piercings and denim shorts.

    Hellooo.
    33 years old, not married and hanging around with 12 other chaps, with the regulation fag-hag in tow.
    You don’t have to be Albert Weinstein to figure that one out.

  118. notafan

    Keep going numbers

    You’re doing great.

    Tell us more about the Arabs who inhabited that neck of the woods 2000 years ago.

    The Lebanese and the Syrians will be all ears too.

  119. Armadillo

    I demand that Hammy comes back.

    Dig him up.

    #hammyslifematters

  120. twostix

    Notafan as you sit currently an actual prisoner – muzzled, not allowed out, stripped of even the basic right to not have strangers enter your house because they want to, do you ever wonder how you have been 100% wrong (I’m talking m0nty levels of wrong here) about everything since this began?

    Four months ago you were mocking people in exactly the same way as you are right now, for saying you would be where you are in life right now if we allowed the malevolent hysteria that you were in the grips of then to run rampant.

    And here you are.

    Since then instead of admitting you were wrong about….everything you’ve settled into a coping mechanism of Victorian passive aggressive henpecking against people who were right about everything.

    Sad.

  121. Struth

    Hopefully international mockage will put some pressure on our idiot leaders* to just stop it.

    Sit and wait, don’t do anything, maybe the outside world will save you!

  122. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cassie

    That’s a point.

    Jesus was celebrating Passover.”

    That’s right…he was celebrating the Passover Seder, which is the telling of the exodus story….when we were slaves in Egypt and how we left. It wasn’t Ramadandingdong or Eid or whatever.

    As for what colour Jesus’ skin was…not that it matters….but since the racist Jooo hater has brought up the subject, Jesus was a northern Semite….the skin colour of northern Semites can range from pale skin to dark olive skin….just like southern Europeans. So you get dark-skinned Arabs and Jooos and fair-skinned Arabs and Joos and so on.

    But isn’t it funny how it is the left who are obsessed with skin colour.

  123. MemoryFault

    I have a message for him, and this is the only way I can reach him.

    I’m here, Low Lowe.
    Just not bothering to comment, that’s all. Not much point and I’ve got better things to do.
    Which one of your tired old, much used cracks do you want to reuse this morning?

  124. Infidel Tiger King

    The Australian needs to be renamed The Karen

    Only sensible bloke at that outfit is Adam Creighton.

  125. Cassie of Sydney

    “Hellooo.
    33 years old, not married and hanging around with 12 other chaps, with the regulation fag-hag in tow.
    You don’t have to be Albert Weinstein to figure that one out.”

    Well..and here is the theological difference….we Jooos argue that Jesus was definitely married…it would have been unheard of for a young Joooish man to reach 33 without being married. And there would have been women at the Passover dinner (the last supper).

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Just not bothering to comment, that’s all. Not much point and I’ve got better things to do.

    But you just did comment, so …
    Speaking of better things to do … the Big Websites (plural).
    Anything to report?

  127. feelthebern

    Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrel update re upcoming activities.

    Isn’t Mincing only every second Thursday ?

  128. rickw

    Word on the street in my area:

    Local 19 y/o Asian posted on Facebook that he wanted to kill Daniel Andrews over the COVID-19 mess in Victoria.

    Got raided and then arrested. Now being held apparently indefinitely under emergency powers.

    This is what a third world shithole looks like, if you are a lefty making threats to kill there will be no action taken.

    If you make the same comment in jest, but are not of the left, you will get fucked up.

  129. Leigh Lowe

    Anything to report?

    feelthebern

    #3534730, posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrel update re upcoming activities.

    Isn’t Mincing only every second Thursday ?

    Yes but if we don’t do our planning early, Mincing Thursday will be on us like Geoffrey Epstein onto a schoolgirl.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Local 19 y/o Asian posted on Facebook that he wanted to kill Daniel Andrews over the COVID-19 mess in Victoria.

    Got raided and then arrested. Now being held apparently indefinitely under emergency powers.

    Did he say anything like …
    [don’t go there LL – Sinc]

  131. Struth

    Get a protest organised Notafan.
    Do something.
    You are right in the city.
    Are you waiting for men to do something?
    If so, why?
    Do something.
    Or is it that you wish to aggressively throw yourself about verbally with men, chastising them about all and sundry, then once people like you have fucked everything, sit back and wait for men to save you?
    Organise something and do something.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Organise something and do something.

    Take a letter, Maria.

  133. notafan

    Keep up that narrative twostix.

    I never supported anything beyond stage 2 restrictions.

    It’s on record.

    Not am I, In the slightest, embarrassed or ashamed of being cautious about something about which, at the time, we had an incomplete picture.

    I’ll also admit again once a long long time ago believing we where being told the truth about rain not falling and dams not filling.

    I’m not personally responsible for the behaviour or decisions of our politicians.

    It’s touching that you think I am though.

    As for Dan Andrews being an incompetent plonker, he’s just the leader of the pack.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cassie clearly doesn’t understand the difference between race and religion.

    That is pretty amazing ignorance on your part Numbers. I’m astonished. Truly.
    I’ll let various Cats illuminate you, I’ll reserve my fire for other topics.

  135. MemoryFault

    Anything to report?

    Nothing that you haven’t already asked for, and been told, at least six times already.
    Why would I bother boring everybody else by doing it again?

  136. Steve trickler

    Worthy of your time.



  137. H B Bear

    Sit and wait, don’t do anything, maybe the outside world will save you!

    They won’t save you but FX traders will start a run on the A$ to bring the government into line. Remember Keating and the banana republic? May not work as every government now in the same boat.

  138. So has Numbers just successfully argued the right wing position that the Abbott boat policy of turnbacks etc isn’t racist because Arabs, Palis and most juice are huwite?

  139. Struth

    A women’s march.
    The left know that it’s a bad look clubbing women protesters.

    Get out there Notafan.
    No need for a pussy hat, maybe you could make it Australian and all wear those BBQ aprons with the flashing tits.

  140. notafan

    How about no struth I don’t want to

    I’m not going to be told what to do by you.

    I’m not demanding anyone else march or protest.

    Yes Yes I know despite the fact I’m responsible for all the evil in the world.

    It’s the double spacing you see.

  141. rickw

    I know of one teen suicide during lockdown. Bet there are loads more.

    A forty year old Dad here didn’t feel quite right. Made an appointment with GP (Telehealth, of course). No blood pressure check, etc (obviously), just a chat. Dead two days later from a massive heart attack.

    Arseholes, the lot.

    Owner of local clothing shop hung himself in the shop.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Oh, Faulty.
    I am concerned that you might not be getting the best deal on electricity, gas, internet and funeral insurance.
    That email address you put up yesterday?
    I have registered it with all the utility suppliers and insurance companies for you.
    No need to thank me.
    It was the least I could do.

  143. incoherent rambler

    If you make the same comment in jest, but are not of the left, you will get fucked up.

    Dangerous, deluded, destructive, dopey, donkey, degenerate, deadly, disgusting, despicable Dan.?

    Who would dare say a bad word about him?

  144. Eyrie

    MemoryFault,

    I never said I was interested in running for a seat but I’d be happy to assist a “put the sitting member last” campaign in Groom. A bit futile as this is close to or is the safest Coalition held seat in the country and all we’ve got is a nong who is a backbencher. He got the job after being the local State member where he was similarly useless. The Libs in Toowoomba are either stupid, can’t find a better candidate due to lack of local talent, or both.

  145. Old School Conservative

    Smiggins is closing down early, at the end of this week.
    Jindabyne will be full of cashless young people with rental commitments, landlords with tenants that skip town, businesses with fewer customers, and a general feeling of gloom.
    Not a happy winter tourist spot at all.

  146. Dr Faustus

    Got raided and then arrested. Now being held apparently indefinitely under emergency powers.

    Presumably without legal representation.
    Law firms are in the Go Home and Do Not Work bucket.

  147. Snoopy

    How did our Afghan friend from Toowoomba know about the exemption for consular staff if he didn’t work for Foreign Affairies?

    Where’s the report which confirms he’s an Afghan?

  148. notafan

    Dan definitely needs to report dail suicide numbers in his covid19 briefings.

    All covid19 victims lives matter.

  149. Mater

    If he was trying to emigrate to Australia these days, he would be classified as of Middle Eastern extraction – not “white”, a reference which has nothing to do with skin colour, and everything to do with conditioning and perception, as Ali points out in the video.

    And the Left would treat him like they do Avi Yemini.

  150. woolfe

    5 min to go till rocket hop

  151. feelthebern

    George Floyd body cam footage has leaked.
    A range of journo’s had their phones taken off them.
    One at a time, they were sat in front of a lap top with the footage.
    They were allowed to take notes.
    This all occurred over a month ago.
    Looks like one enterprising journo was wearing a recording device.
    This is real journalism.

  152. rickw

    Got raided and then arrested. Now being held apparently indefinitely under emergency powers.

    Presumably without legal representation.
    Law firms are in the Go Home and Do Not Work bucket.

    Apparently he’s refusing to co-operate and won’t unlock his phone, smart kid.

    If you find yourself sitting across the table from Vicpol, you need to realise that you’re sitting across the table from The Stasi.

  153. Struth

    I never supported anything beyond stage 2 restrictions.

    It’s on record.

    And you are still so dumb and arrogant not to have learned that you don’t get to decide what level of tyranny you live under.
    That’s what tyranny is all about .
    You have no choice.
    When it first happened I screamed blue murder that it needed to be challenged immediately, letting it happen at all, means you let it happen in it’s entirety
    You jumped all over me and others screaming in an hysterical state at many others.
    You are civilisationally ignorant and so now, miss muffet, get out there and fix your fuck up.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like one enterprising journo was wearing a recording device.

    And …

  155. feelthebern

    When will we see the body cam footage from the NT copper charged with murder?

  156. woolfe

    Looks like they had a problem, no launch

  157. Armadillo

    And there would have been women at the Passover dinner (the last supper).

    Absolutely. Someone would have had to cook, serve the meal and do the washing up.

  158. jo

    Boambee John
    #3534640, posted on August 4, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Jo
    #3534591, posted on August 4, 2020 at 7:33 am
    Rickw the museum at Kure has a 1/10 scale Yamato. Kure is where Yamato and Musashi were laid down. Seem to recall Musashi never left port.

    Musashi sailed from Tokyo Bay for final fitting out elsewhere. The USN intercepted the orders, and had a submarine waiting for her.

    End of Musashi

    Thanks for that, knew it had never been completed. Another great naval museum in Sasebo near Nagasaki.

  159. The historical and biblical Jesus was Caucasian.

    Oh dear. I don’t remember when Moses lead his people through the Caucasian mountains, I thought he was Egyptian.

  160. Leigh Lowe

    Apparently he’s refusing to co-operate and won’t unlock his phone, smart kid.

    Wait a minute.
    He is being held incommunicado, but people know what he is or isn’t doing with his phone?
    My hoax radar is whirring.

  161. MemoryFault

    Figures, Low Lowe.
    Given that your reason to be here is to disrupt and sidetrack.

    Not to worry though. That email address was used because it is already a spam haven – I didn’t want a prick like you having access to my real address.

    For obvious reasons.

  162. Armadillo

    Now before you Sheilahs come out swinging, I’m mere pointing out that they didn’t have disposable cutlery back in those days. It’s a valid point.

  163. Struth

    You could call the protest KOPs

    Karens on Parade.

  164. Struth

    Jesus was a Jew.

    Father Christmas is white.

    The Easter Bunny is a furry rabbit.
    The sky is blue…………………….

  165. Struth

    Jesus was a J e w.

    Father Christmas is white.

    The Easter Bunny is a furry rabbit.
    The sky is blue…………………….

  166. MemoryFault

    Hello Eyrie.

    Fair enough.
    When the time comes I’ll email you the website adress.
    But I will still need you to send me your address to do it.
    Do you need my spam trap address again?

  167. stackja

    John Setka happy with Dan ban on building?

  168. mh

    Is this Africans again?

    Queensland police have issued three men notices to appear in court for allegedly lying about a trip to Melbourne to skip quarantine in the state for a day.

    State disaster coordinator Steve Gollschewski said police were alerted to the situation after one disclosed he “had been exposed to people in Melbourne”.

    Further investigation then revealed two others, also in Logan in Brisbane’s south which has already been the focus of a rapid health response in the past week, had also travelled from the hotspot area.

    The three are now awaiting test results in hotel quarantine, while police work with their counterparts in Victoria and NSW to further understand how the men were able to cross both borders.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was “undermining all of the great work that Queenslanders have done”.

    Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said that until the test results were returned, nothing would change in the region’s health response.

    “People just need to if they’re unwell immediately come forward and get tested,” she said.

  169. Mater

    John Setka happy with Dan ban on building?

    Every CFMEU member I know, is still working.

  170. Good morning all.
    Going through the endless virtue signalling on Facebook, I came across something that might be of interest. Not sure who is running the show but a protest is slated for Saturday September 5. I will gather information but it is mainly to protest Premier Andrews’ handling of this shitshow. But my concern is that it may well be too late.

  171. Struth

    Got raided and then arrested. Now being held apparently indefinitely under emergency powers.

    Seems only yesterday we were talking about this.
    If you are from Victoria (soon other states) and you have commented on Catallaxy files you have nothing to lose from fighting.
    They’ll come knocking based on what you’ve said here already.
    All of us.
    You have nothing to lose.

  172. Struth

    But my concern is that it may well be too late.

    Never too late.

  173. MatrixTransform

    keep you posted on the price effects

    please do … be very interested to hear

  174. Struth

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was “undermining all of the great work that Queenslanders have done”.

    I’m sure they will.

  175. Makka

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was “undermining all of the great work that Queenslanders have done”.

    Yes, we are here to make you and Dan look good. It’s what we think about all waking hours; How can we please you a/holes.

  176. stackja

    Mater
    #3534786, posted on August 4, 2020 at 10:13 am
    John Setka happy with Dan ban on building?

    Every CFMEU member I know, is still working.

    Nice to have friends in high places. “We’re All In This Together”

  177. H B Bear

    Greg Sheridan releases his inner Karen and gets his panties in a bunch in Teh Paywallian..

  178. Maybe, maybe not struth but businesses here that have closed will most likely never reopen. Although I did see that there is a petition at this page to give Andrews the Khyber Pass. Allow me to gather more details.

  179. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Eighteen times in two hours I read how no-one in government don’t know nuffin’ and that readers here are typically stupid and that only one bloke in the whole joint knows the only true truth.

    Looks like Tuesday here is going to be just the same as Monday, unreadable except for a quick scan enjoying amusing lines in mockery penned by horrid fellows.

  180. Mother Lode

    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?

    How well trained people are.

    C00n cheese was given a name without any racial connotation – it was a guy’s name. But they are having to accept as if the most natural thing in the world that if a word can be taken out of the current context and placed into another one which evokes other connotations then the word itself in the original context already carries that odium.

    It is like believing there is something special or complete about a temperature of 360 degrees.

    Does anyone really believe that the ‘white’ in ‘Smart White’ is at all connected to race? But even though they have no sense of it being offensive they will treat it as if it is – because someone else tells them. They abdicate their own judgement and submit to someone else’s – a someone who has engineered this situation for their own benefit, no one else’s.

    Allowing this kind of ridiculous intellectual posture will lead to problems when it finally comes out that space is vast, empty, and black, while stars such as the sun which provide warmth, create and nurture life, and through gravity hold families of planets in their warm embrace, these stars are just about white.

  181. rickw

    He is being held incommunicado, but people know what he is or isn’t doing with his phone?

    His brother has been able to go and see him.

  182. Struth

    And in rides pompous Mick to lecture us all about remembering that in these times of tyrannical takeover, people need to remember the true reason for the site is witty epithets.

  183. David Rowe is actually good today! Thanks, Tom!

  184. Infidel Tiger King

    Victoria doing a great job of keeping case numbers low.

    Everyone locked up and unable to get tested.

    Expect 400 cases to be the daily number for the next 6 weeks.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If Daniel Andrews is struggling, it is his own faultJennifer Oriel

    5 minutes ago August 4, 2020
    243 Comments

    Daniel Andrews has a bad habit of shirking responsibility. The Labor Premier was all front as he introduced a COVID-19 curfew in the green-left heartland of Australia.

    He shows no remorse for what he and his team of incompetent ministers have done. Instead, he speaks of collective responsibility.

    There is no public apology for the fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria. There is no admission of error for the Labor government’s hotel quarantine disaster, its failure to conduct rigorous testing or its rejection of federal help that could have prevented the pandemic’s resurgence.

    The arrogance of Andrews and his team has resulted in preventable deaths, the destruction of Australian businesses and billions more in debt.

    All of Australia will pay for Labor’s failure in Victoria, but many Victorians seem reluctant to hold their government accountable. A July Newspoll indicated that 61 per cent were satisfied with Andrews’s handling of the coronavirus. While his personal satisfaction rating took a tumble, it was still 57 per cent. It is an extraordinary result given the Victorian government’s plain negligence. It is more extraordinary still that the Liberal opposition is failing to provide a viable alternative to the disastrous Labor team.

    The known origin of the latest outbreak was the state’s hotel quarantine disaster. Last week, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said aged-care residents represented about 7 per cent of cases in Victoria diagnosed since July 1 and they were a consequence of the hotel quarantine major outbreak. As reported in The Australian last Wednesday, most if not all of the cases are genomically linked to failures in the Andrews government scheme.

    From the Oz.

  186. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Easter Bunny is a furry rabbit.

    Tim Blair’s commenters would eat him in a trice.
    I fear for my possums.

  187. Infidel Tiger King

    Great to see the corporatists are getting cornholed by the Vic lockdown.

    Now we might finally see some political pushback.

  188. Indolent

    Soros linked Election “Integrity” Group war-gaming how to seize power or obfuscate the result if Trump wins.

    One way or another, they have no intention of losing. How many coup attempts does this make?

  189. Actually, Tom’s rustled up a bumper crop all-round!

  190. Makka

    Expect 400 cases to be the daily number for the next 6 weeks.

    I expect lower. We’ll be in the 200’s by the weekend. As it was always going to be, the elderly infirm numbers will continue to look ugly. Which is fkg scandalous.

  191. max

    On Israel Folau not taking a knee, listening to sports breakfast broadcaster and former AFL captain Gary Lyon this morning asking in completely baffled tones, ‘Why would you do that ?’

    Some people really have no idea what is going on.

  192. Struth and notafan have been in disagreement, which is good. I present this article by James Campbell in the Hun. Heading is Manufacturing Blindsided By Lockdown And Its National Knock-on.

    ‘Experts have warned shuttering Victoria’s manufacturing industry will have a devastating knock-on effect across the entire Australian economy, as the state is critical to national supply chains.
    Representatives to a number of industries affected by Monday’s announcement said they had been blindsided by decisions, and were confused as to what it meant for them.’

    Article has contributions from Patrizia Torelli, CEO of Australian Furnishing Association. Stuart Charity, executive director of Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association and Tony Mavromatis, AMWU state secretary.
    Ms Torelli has association members that supply aged care facilities with their product. Car repairs and mechanics, fall under the domain of Mr Charity and of course manufacturing
    workers under the state secretary.
    And we know through Farmer Gez what is happening with meat sales so this is a fair indication of where we are at now, which is fucked.

  193. calli

    Snoopy
    #3534754, posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:53 am
    How did our Afghan friend from Toowoomba know about the exemption for consular staff if he didn’t work for Foreign Affairies?

    Where’s the report which confirms he’s an Afghan?

    There isn’t one. He flew in from Afghanistan and told a b/s story about being on “essential government business” and had a diplomatic passport.

    Apparently the magical virus won’t infect the 149 people on the plane, according to Jetstar. And apparently there are two passengers who have no contact details. Which is interesting. Perhaps they should treat getting onto planes like getting into the local RSL.

  194. William the Conjuror

    Poor young people like tailgunner.

    Young? 45 is middle aged.

  195. rickw

    He shows no remorse for what he and his team of incompetent ministers have done. Instead, he speaks of collective responsibility.

    Phone your local State Labor MP every single day until they end this shit.

    Best case for them is that if they get their heads out of their backsides they might spend just the next 8 years in opposition, even when up against a Liberal wet lettuce opposition who are just as dumb.

  196. Infidel Tiger King

    On Israel Folau not taking a knee, listening to sports breakfast broadcaster and former AFL captain Gary Lyon this morning asking in completely baffled tones, ‘Why would you do that ?’

    The same Garry Lyon who rooted his best mate’s wife, destroyed two families and then faked depression?

    Why you do that?

  197. Makka

    William the Conjuror
    #3534824, posted on August 4, 2020 at 10:45 am
    Poor young people like tailgunner.

    Young? 45 is middle aged.

    We are all under the watchful eye of the site doxxer. Grigsy keeps his data base on us meticulously updated and cross referenced by location, age and commentary.

  198. Struth

    That’s right Black ball, as I was trying to get through Miss muffed it’s head.
    Backloading.
    And it’s usually food back into Melbourne.

    I’ll even be more specific.
    It’s regionals like Shepparton where those transport companies run Market to Melbourne, and backload manufacturing or imported to shit to regional Bunnings and an infinite number of businesses.

    You won’t need two weeks to start running out of stuff everywhere, and it won’t be just food.

    Experts have warned shuttering Victoria’s manufacturing industry will have a devastating knock-on effect across the entire Australian economy, as the state is critical to national supply chains.

    It grates in many people to be told anything at all by truckies, so at least now they can take the advice of experts.

  199. JC

    You know, WTF? He says some really stupid and senseless things at times.

    President Donald Trump has confirmed he is open to a deal in which Microsoft Corp or another US company buys the video-sharing app TikTok, but said the government should receive payment for clearing a purchase.

    Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump described the Sunday conversation he had with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella over the company’s interest in buying TikTok from its Chinese owner, Beijing-based ByteDance.

  200. Eyrie

    MemoryFault, I’ve emailed Sinc asking him to give you my email address.

  201. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump is right.

    The US government negotiated the sale. They should get a commission.

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    Maybe..when Jesus was celebrating the last supper…he was actually celebrating Eid.

    Red pigments were quite expensive. Leonardo would have been in financial strife painting in all those slaughtered animals and the blood soaked surrounds when trying to capture the sanctity and drama of the moment.

  203. Makka

    The George Floyd police body cam footage has been released….

    Floyd was off his tree.

  204. twostix

    Phone your local State Labor MP every single day until they end this shit.

    Best case for them is that if they get their heads out of their backsides they might spend just the next 8 years in opposition, even when up against a Liberal wet lettuce opposition who are just as dumb.

    Parliament is banned, local MP’s have been irrelevant since March.

  205. Farmer Gez

    All of Australia will pay for Labor’s failure in Victoria, but many Victorians seem reluctant to hold their government accountable. A July Newspoll indicated that 61 per cent were satisfied with Andrews’s handling of the coronavirus. While his personal satisfaction rating took a tumble, it was still 57 per cent. It is an extraordinary result given the Victorian government’s plain negligence. It is more extraordinary still that the Liberal opposition is failing to provide a viable alternative to the disastrous Labor team.

    How is this extraordinary?
    Labor create and maintain their constituency.
    Jennifer must be aware that the public sector workers are on the verge of getting a 13% wage rise in Victoria. If your the average well padded Karen, who would you vote for?

  206. MemoryFault

    I’ve emailed Sinc asking him to give you my email address.

    Okay.
    There was a reason for doing it a different way, but no matter.

  207. C.L.

    Interesting animated graphic from Business Insider showing how much the corporate elite have profited from coronavirus:

    https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/1288701699230707718

    There’s big money backing this thing to go on and on … and on.

  208. dover_beach

    And you are still so dumb and arrogant not to have learned that you don’t get to decide what level of tyranny you live under.
    That’s what tyranny is all about .
    You have no choice.
    When it first happened I screamed blue murder that it needed to be challenged immediately, letting it happen at all, means you let it happen in it’s entirety

    No. All of the measures used over the last six months are legitimate inthe right circumstances. Curfews, for instance, are perfectly legitimate and non-tyrannical if used to regain public order during rioting. The problem at present is the political class. They have been all over the shop in the last six months, giving conflicting messages (masks), mismanaged situations (quarantining), changing goals without ever acknowledging they have (from suppression so hospitals can cope to elimination or even fluctuating aimlessly between these two goals), bullying dissenting policy advice ( the economist Gigi Foster), and so on. There is even the ridiculous and immature claim, repeated by Andrews, that we must do anything and everything even if it saves one life! This is how dumb our moral culture has become that it can’t even distinguish a difference between deliberately killing a person and people dying incidentally even if people take precautions when pursuing necessary goods like work or play in their ordinary life. None of this would have happened 70 years ago even though these powers existed then, some of which were used during the war, because we still had a sober public culture which was reflected in the political class, exceptions to the rule (Dr. Evatt) accepted. We will not avoid the overreaction of the present until we see that return. That is the sobering truth. BTW, that also means conservatives, classical liberals, etc. need to be public servants as well. Ceding the public service to leftists and liberals was one of the stupidest things we have done. We are now reaping the whirlwind.

  209. Farmer Gez

    Early news of 439 new cases in Melbourne and 13 deaths.

    Those masks are working magic.

  210. lotocoti

    Oh dear.
    RH still seems to believe some film was a documentary.

  211. Infidel Tiger King

    6 months to flatten the curve.

    Lol.

  212. Tom

    On Israel Folau not taking a knee, listening to sports breakfast broadcaster and former AFL captain Gary Lyon this morning asking in completely baffled tones, ‘Why would you do that ?’

    Lyon is a country boy from Kyabram and does his SEN brekky show (which I listen to) with Tim Watson, who comes from Dimboola. Both now mix with the Melbourne showbiz filth that ape the decadence of the Hollywood filth (Lyon now lives with Billy Brownless’s missus, which caused huge ructions among rich showbiz filth when it happened, but whatevs).

    Only Watson has retained his country commonsense (and his long-time missus Suzie) and refrains from talking politics when Lyon starts parroting the latest lefty Twitter meme, suggesting he doesn’t vote Green left like the rest of Melbourne’s showbiz filth.

  213. MatrixTransform

    now its proper South Westerly howling up the bay cold as a withes tit.

    If there’s a gap in rain the beach walk should yield some good photos

  214. Struth

    For those of you not so up yourselves as to listen to someone with many years of interstate road transport experience and to those that may have never ever been to Victoria.

    Melbourne is the big centre.
    It’s THE transport centre and hub for the entire country.
    Generally it is where pricing is calculated on interstate/intrastate transport.
    getting back there.
    We aren’t running around empty.
    It’s the biggest port for imports and has a major percentage of what is left of Australian Manufacturing.
    The rest of Australia is basically food production and mining.

    You can close a Melbourne furniture factory, for example and ultimately it will effect food supply.
    Backloading.
    The transport industry is private enterprise, the most competitive industry in Australia.
    Rates are so low that back loading rates don’t pay for the return fuel, but at least they pay for a bit of it.
    Transport works on such a thin line, there’s no room to lose back loads, or the main load for that matter.

    Make sure you stock up is all I’m saying.

  215. Boambee John

    Zatara

    You are quite correct about Mushasi/Shinano.

    Mental blank for me there!

  216. Farmer Gez

    MatrixTransform
    #3534850, posted on August 4, 2020 at 11:05 am
    now its proper South Westerly howling up the bay cold as a withes tit.

    If there’s a gap in rain the beach walk should yield some good photos

    Glass half full Maxi.
    Pretend you’re in Wellington NZ on holidays.

  217. Struth

    Dover a big paragraph contradicting yourself.
    I can’t argue with you when you demolished yourself.

  218. rickw

    Lathe of the week!

    A bit rough looking, but under that rust and dust lurks a quality Korean built lathe:

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/russell-island/power-tools/lathe-whacheon-wl400-x-1000/1253941961

  219. monty Epyptians are Caucasian.

    They’re not black or Asian.

    Let’s not take the Nation of Islam’s advice on geneolagy and genetics please.

    Jesus was white because…in all likelihood, he was a well tanned white guy.

    Yep I’m counting Palis as white. Hmm. Must be racist. etc.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    Melbourne men ‘lied’ at Qld border
    Three men travelling from Melbourne lied to get across the Qld border, and one is now showing coronavirus symptoms.

    Such shameless dishonesty exposed.
    How many thousands lied to barge into Australia from various rat holes abroad?

  221. C.L.

    The Daily Mail has somehow acquired the body-cam footage of two of the officers dealing with George Floyd from go to wo.

    Ann [email protected]

    THANK YOU, BRITISH MEDIA!

    @MailOnline releases George Floyd body camera footage.

    Not good for prosecution.

    Floyd is wailing in pain before anyone lays a finger on him; cops know he’s on drugs; Floyd say he can’t breathe while standing & breathing.

    Floyd was off the planet.

  222. MatrixTransform

    I can hear Hurdy Gurdy Dan droning away on the missus’ phone.

    She laughs out loud

    …Haha … live commentary feed on TheAge somebody just posted … “tyrannical shit-stain”

    Beloved Maximum Leader … we adore you

  223. Struth

    You can close a Melbourne furniture factory, for example and ultimately it will effect food supply.

    In a normal competitive free market that would not happen, of course, a competitor would grow or start up, but in this “socialist controlling the means of production situation”, it will.

  224. dover_beach

    6 months to flatten the curve.

    Thanks, goal of suppression was ‘flatten the curve’; couldn’t recall the exact phrase, hide the decline kept popping in my head.

  225. mh

    Rick, now would be the time to be picking up a quality CNC machine, no?

  226. monty Epyptians are Caucasian.

    They’re not black or Asian.

    Let’s not take the Nation of Q’ranic scholarship’s advice on geneolagy and genetics please.

    Jesus was *white* because…in all likelihood, he was a well tanned white guy.

    Yep I’m counting Palis as white. Hmm. Must be racist. etc.

    Jesus was not black unless Julius Caesar and Nebuchannezar were black. Maybe William I of England was black too.

    I’m black too now, monty, thanks for appropriating historical figures…for an ethnic group you don’t belong to.

    That will teach those Tory bastards!

  227. MatrixTransform

    Pretend you’re in Wellington NZ on holidays.

    …or Ballaraat

  228. C.L.

    Police in the US are extremely wary of huge, drugged individuals – whether they’re crying or wailing for their mamas or not. They can turn in an instant and straight-up kill you.

  229. dover_beach

    Dover a big paragraph contradicting yourself.
    I can’t argue with you when you demolished yourself.

    I haven’t contradicted myself, Struth.

  230. egg_

    6th comment in straight back from its hiatus.
    Passing off Googling as first hand knowledge off the top of its head (not uncommon here amongst the blowhards).
    More contemptible than Numbers.
    Turd.

    Leigh Lowe
    #3513263, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Riiight.
    So, let me get this straight.
    Step-dad thinks Murdoch is murderous loony and a threat to his step-daughter.
    Murdoch is safely in the slot until 2032 (probably for much longer).
    Step-dad thinks that the best way to protect his step-daughter is to advance a theory which might spring Murderous Murdoch from the clink?
    Not sure you have thought this one through.

    “Step-dad thinks that the best way to protect his step-daughter is to advance a theory which might spring Murderous Murdoch from the clink?
    Not sure you have thought this one through.”

    Exonerating the bloke?
    Logic is not your strong point – especially if Murdoch has mates on the outside.
    Stick to salivating over Chopper Reid interviews, little man.

  231. MatrixTransform

    hahahahbhb …ffs!

    According to Beloved Maximum, I have to write my own Work Permits

    what a pisser

  232. Steve trickler

    Dutch postulates these fires are from methane seeps and tremors providing the spark.



  233. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3534632, posted on August 4, 2020 at 8:23 am

    I note that the OHS bloviator never spoke out against lockdowns from the outset, only quibbling about r0 and da curve.
    Just an OHS shitkicker.

  234. Tim Beanie on Chicago leftists (and schoolteachers) insisting that 2+2=5 because of racism and imperialism.

    1984 is here. 2 + 2 = 5 and it’s doubleplusgood.

  235. Not Uh oh

    dover_beach
    #3534865, posted on August 4, 2020 at 11:19 am
    6 months to flatten the curve.

    But they never fully explained which curve they were talking about, so in the end it just became a slogan rather than an objective.

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