Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. Struth

    I’ll be back in a few hours to have a laugh.

  2. Makka

    Biden get’s smacked…. by the Left..

  3. Gilas

    Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

    Can’t wait for more history-making:

    Space Force makes history with all-Black Cerebral-palsy 2 SOPS crew

    Space Force makes history with all-Transgender pig-fertilised autistic children 2 SOPS crew

    Space Force makes history with all-Illiterate Andaman hunter 2 SOPS crew

  4. Dr Faustus

    Dannistan Coronavirus Lotto: 397.

  5. jo

    Legalise Sedition
    #3530946, posted on August 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Stage IV, NSW back to lockdown, two million unemployed…Bruce I can’t buy that were in a boom.

    Property is expensive because we tax it more than tobacco to be developed.

    Tobacco is taxed at approx $1100 /Kg

  6. Boambee John

    Notafan

    We cannot have taxpayer funded five star medical facilities within twenty minutes drive of every Australian.

    Not that long ago, we had a resident of a major regional city, population around 130,000, bleating because he had to travel to a capital city around 130 kms away, on a mostly four lane divided highway.

    This was for his wife’s cancer treatment. I would cheerfully drive a lot further than that for my wife, without complaint.

  7. Gab

    Gilas, that video of Extreme Prejudice, pc edition (on page 1 of the OF) was hilarious.

  8. MemoryFault

    Ladyredneck – There’d also been a run of flu vaccinations back in April and May.

    Good morning BoN.
    All well and good, but Ladyredneck was quoting official figures from the end of the thirteenth week. That’s the end of March. By that time, according to Ladyredneck, reports of ordinary influenza had already crashed, and shots for it were already in short supply. The grubbymint did not initiate the moronvirus panic until mid March.

    So it’s a bit hard to attribute the shortage of ordinary flu shots in April and May, to the moronvirus, or to social distancing. Ditto for the reduction in the number of reported cases of influenza.

  9. Dr Faustus

    James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, citing ‘disagreements over certain editorial content’

    News Corp’s response to Australia’s bushfires particularly drew the younger Murdoch’s ire.

    A spokesperson for James Murdoch said in January that he and his wife, Kathryn Murdoch, were “particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary“.

    Off y’go then.

  10. Boambee John

    Terry Pedersen
    #3531047, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:37 am
    My matter was considered urgent anyway, so clutching my ultrasound report from that day we went straight in. Got interviewed by nurse, then examined by junior resident doc who consulted with haematologist who ordered blood tests and we had to wait a couple of hours for the results before discharge with meds and schedule for Dr. O’Oirish our GP.

    No thrombolytics, so a less serious DVT. Treatable at home with a blood thinner, perhaps Eliquis.

    Grigs confirmed!

  11. MatrixTransform

    The Guardian says that climate deniers come in 4 varieties

    phtt … the Doomers can be categorized into the a single FarkWit variety

  12. Makka

    This may already have to be posted, from CNN of all places.

    Swing voters are staying with Trump and also swinging over to Trump.

    The voters who are still backing Trump

    Our Swing Voter Project has uncovered that many of these people, who live in places such as Canton, Ohio; Davenport, Iowa; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Macomb County, Michigan, prefer Trump over Biden. In fact, 22 of 33 respondents in these four most recent locations feel this way.

    Beyond the numbers, though, it’s critical to understand why so many of them continue to support Trump.
    They think a businessman is best suited to turn the country around economically. They feel Covid-19 was not Trump’s fault, and he’s doing the best he can to contain it. They conflate the Black Lives Matter protesters with the rioters attacking federal buildings and retail shops. They don’t want historic monuments torn down. And they dismiss defunding the police as ridiculous.

    These voters tell me they want America finally to be put first; they oppose immigration and trade policies they say give benefits to foreigners at their expense. And they want a non-politician who relentlessly fights back, after witnessing too many office holders fold in the face of special interests.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/29/opinions/swing-voters-midwest-trump-support-thau/index.html

  13. Boambee John

    The Guardian says that climate deniers come in 4 varieties. The shill, the grifter, the egomaniac, and the ideological fool.

    More leftist projection. This is a perfect break-up of climate alarmists.

  14. Makka

    Er.. may have been posted….

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not that long ago, we had a resident of a major regional city, population around 130,000, bleating because he had to travel to a capital city around 130 kms away, on a mostly four lane divided highway.

    This was for his wife’s cancer treatment. I would cheerfully drive a lot further than that for my wife, without complaint.

    Nobody on this blog would whinge about having to do that for his wife, surely? If he couldn’t drive so far for whatever reason, a major city would certainly have patient transfer services?

  16. JC

    I posted that a couple of days ago, trades. Lift your game and learn to code.

  17. rickw

    Dannistan Coronavirus Lotto: 397.

    Poor performance, we needed over 1000 to have a hope of ending this BS in the next week.

  18. Dr Faustus

    Andrews, giving the Gypsy’s Warning:

    “Today is not the day to announce any further steps, but that is an active process,” he says.

    “We are giving due consideration to a whole range of different options and when I am in a position to announce decisions I will do that and I will take questions at that time.”

    Low trust people should consider their toilet paper and pasta positions.

  19. Barry

    I can’t work out how individual bricks don’t drop from their own weight before the cement dries. Unless the very lightweight, very dry bricks suck out all the moisture.

    The undeclared major ingredient of the mortar is…….

    Cowshit, at least 50%.

    Saves cost, and sticks like a bastard.

  20. rickw

    The satisfaction of a job well done:

  21. stackja

    News
    ·
    46 minutes ago
    James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board due to ‘disagreements over editorial content’ published by the company’s news outlets
    James Murdoch, the younger son of News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, tendered his immediate resignation to the News Corp Board of Directors on Friday, “due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.” Following the announcement, his older brother Lachlan Murdoch and father Rupert Murdoch released a joint statement thanking him for his “years of service to the company.”
    Video via @BBCNewsnight

    Third generation “curse” again.

  22. Makka

    That’s why it wasn’t noticed along with the other shit you post, numpty.

  23. rickw

    The undeclared major ingredient of the mortar is…….

    Cowshit, at least 50%.

    Saves cost, and sticks like a bastard.

    Quite possibly!

  24. JC

    The downside of lockdowns and unable to receive medical treatment.

    A Man Who Lost His Penis Now Has a New One Growing On His Arm
    The father of two was “completely gutted” when his penis fell off due to an infection, but is excited to see his new one grafted to his groin and “ultimately used for what it was built for”.
    When he lost his penis to a blood infection, Malcolm MacDonald underwent a groundbreaking procedure to have a new one grown on his arm, before it could be grafted to his groin. However, medical delays have left the 45-year-old with the penis attached to his forearm for the last four years.

    MacDonald told The Sun he was “completely gutted” when his penis fell off in 2014, after an infection in his perineum – otherwise known as the “gooch” or “grundle” – turned into sepsis.

  25. Top Ender

    Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

    Not good enough!

    I demand an all-blek gay crew, with at least one ADD member!

  26. Boambee John

    Rupert definitely needs to implement Charters of Editorial Responsibility while he still can.

  27. Gilas

    Ladyredneck
    #3531066, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:05 am

    There are some very weird things going on. By week 13 of this year, flu infection notifications crashed to the floor in all states. Flu testing seems to have either remained at normal levels or increased throughout the year so far.

    Flu is tested for by PCR. Corona virus is tested for by PCR. I would assume that flu testing is by now fairly robustly verifiable. On the other hand, there can be no such assumption for corona virus given its “novel” status.

    Why is that no one is getting the flu this year?… My working theory is that the PCR tests are not fit for purpose, and are misdiagnosing or over diagnosing corona in the vast majority of cases.

    This is further complicated by the way PCR works, in only being able to identify that RNA is present, but not determine whether it is active or has been beaten by the bodies immune system and the patient is still clearing the debris. Or that the RNA detected is specific only to covid-19. Lotsa questions…

    Excellent post!

    PCR used to be the gold-standard for genome-based investigation back in the 80s-90s, when I was involved in its use.

    This has clearly changed, probably as part of the general politicization of “science”, which has devolved into a method of enquiry, as well as philosophy, which are no more rigorous than naked partisan propaganda.

    NOTHING about the COVID19 data out there, lots of which I have examined, is reliable or scientific. Scott Adams analyses this brilliantly, at around 33 mins.

    It’s a real indictment of the descent of the West into a policy-based-evidence framework that is no better than witchcraft.

  28. cohenite

    Ladyredneck
    #3531066, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:05 am
    Apologies Cats if this is old news. I have been chasing down the influzenza figures and found the Department of Health influenza surveillance report https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-surveil-ozflu-flucurr.htm/$File/flu-08-2020.pdf

    There are some very weird things going on. By week 13 of this year, flu infection notifications crashed to the floor in all states. Flu testing seems to have either remained at normal levels or increased throughout the year so far.

    No need to apologise. That is simply amazing; either the chunk virus testing is failing to distinguish between the chunk virus and the flu or the chunk virus has cured the flu.

    Either way it is plain the authorities haven’t got a clue and/or are using the chunk virus to fuck things up; here’s that little turd fauci getting torn a new arse by the great Jim Jordan:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/fauci-exposed-jim-jordans-grilling-proves-political-video/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=daily

  29. MemoryFault

    we needed over 1000 to have a hope of ending this BS in the next week.

    Good morning Rickw.
    No, the number is not relevant. Sydney city is back in partial lockdown with what, less than half a dozen? Ditto for WA on even less.

    The attempted Regime takeover currently taking place in Australia has SFA to do with the moronvirus, or any other illness. It is a power grab, pure and simple, using the moronvirus as an excuse/justification. Much the same thing is being attempted the UK, Canada, and New Zealand. Slightly different methods, with the same intended outcome, are being implemented in the USA.

    The UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are the five English speaking democracies that comprise the five UKUSA pact signatory nations. What is coming to fruition now has been in development for a very long time -at least since 1955.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    We cannot have taxpayer funded five star medical facilities within twenty minutes drive of every Australian.

    Wasn’t that Roxon’s brain fart? A clinic on every corner? Maybe one or even two made it to the drawing board.

  31. Ladyredneck

    Cohenite, maybe you have struck upon a great new thing! A cure for the flu and the common cold too. Who here has had a cold since April?

  32. Boambee John

    Based on his posting record over the last couple of days, the bin chicken’s claim not to care what happens in “the land of the shooting spree” must be one of the grossest untruths ever published here.

  33. caveman

    Just watching Danistan , from the sounds of it ,he won’t hesitate to shut Victoria down and looks more likely he will.

  34. Mater

    Now, when fear seems contagious, and logic seems to be floundering, some observations and wise words from C.S. Lewis (originally delivered on the eve of WW2).

    …The third enemy is fear. War threatens us with death and pain…We think of the the streets of Warsaw and contrast the deaths there suffered with an abstraction called Life. But there is no question of death or life for any of us, only a question of this death or of that—of a machine gun bullet now or a cancer forty years later.

    What does war do to death? It certainly does not make it more frequent; 100 percent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased. It puts several deaths earlier, but I hardly suppose that that is what we fear. Certainly when the moment comes, it will make little difference how many years we have behind us.

    The only reason why the cancer at sixty or the paralysis at seventy- five do not bother us is that we forget them. War makes death real to us, and that would have been regarded as one of its blessing by most of the great Christians of the past. They thought it good for us to be always aware of our mortality. I am inclinded to think they were right. All the animal life in us, all schemes of happiness that centred in this world, were always doomed to a final frustration. In ordinary times only a wise man can realise it. Now the stupidest of us knows. We see unmistakably the sort of universe in which we have all along been living, and must come to terms with it.

  35. Entropy

    That model boat cost £60 back in the day. Imagine what it would be today.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Peter MF – The other thing is the border closing. I can’t recall exactly when ScoMo stopped international travel, but it was a lot earlier than most other countries. And the 14 day quarantine works for flu too.

    The local flu vaccine is comprised of four strains that have been circulating during the northern winter. They get turned into a vaccine mix in time for our southern winter. That’s almost certainly because the travellers from the NH bring those four strains with them during the northern spring/southern autumn. Which kicks off the winter flu season here.

    But the international travel ban has broken the link. The flu strains from last winter have infected who they were going to infect, but no new strains are coming in because of the flight ban. So between the innate developed immunity in the population towards the old strains from last year, plus the increase in vaccinations in April and May (for whatever reason) and any poor down-on-its-luck NH flu strain that lobs onto the Aussie shore this year is landing in a very unwelcoming landscape.

  37. MemoryFault

    Who here has had a cold since April?

    Good point, Ladyredneck.
    But why is the effect so widespread? Some variant of herd immunity perhaps?
    It is a pity these things aren’t being studied properly, using scientific methods, instead of being promoted by propaganda, and implemented by force for poltical ends.

  38. Makka

    Something is quite wrong here. How can this black Dem be so pro-Trump? Who tf let him off the planation?

    Following his meeting with President Trump, Georgia Democratic State Rep. Vernon Jones, who has endorsed Trump, told Just the News that the president did not “focus” on the 2020 campaign or his re-election during the meeting.

    “He really wants to make America healthy again — the economy and our physical health,” Jones said during an interview on Tuesday at the Falkirk Summit. “And he just blew me away. His knowledge, his passion, his commitment, and he doesn’t want to leave any American behind. He wants to put America first, and if that’s nationalism, then count me in.

    “It wasn’t about his reelection, man, it was about the American people. I think he believes that, what we all believe, that his record shows his passion, his hard work shows. He didn’t come across political.”

  39. Pedro the Loafer

    6PR Radio “talent” just declared Clive Palmer Public Enemy No 1 in WA over his Federal Court challenge to the WA Premier’s locked border policy.

    Federal Attorney General Christian Porter, who is the MP for Pearce, WA, has possibly just signed his political death warrant by enthusiastically agreeing with Clive. Outrage from the punters ensues.

    Pity, Porter is intelligent and generally considered to be a rising star in the Libs.

    It will be interesting to see if Porter is parachuted into a safe blue ribbon seat prior to the next election.

  40. MemoryFault

    Nonetheless BoN, the controls you are citing weren’t implemented until mid March. Both the number of reported cases of ordinary influenza, and the number of vaccines available for it, were already well down by that time.

  41. H B Bear

    *6PRRadio – informing Perth taxi drivers for decades.

    I can’t talk. I listen to the ALPBC till the smug smarminess gets too much. Usually a few minutes or so.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    The third enemy is fear.

    More people should read Dune.

    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

    Ditch Bruce Pascoe and get the kids to study Paul Atreides in school.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pity, Porter is intelligent and generally considered to be a rising star in the Libs.

    Do wonder if Christian Porter reflects on the fact that he was in line to become State Premier when Colin Barnett retired?

  44. MemoryFault

    Pity, Porter is intelligent and generally considered to be a rising star in the Libs.

    It may just be my faulty memory, but didn’t Porter, along with Morrison, suddenly discover Dutton may have been in contravention of S44 of the Constitution when when he challenged Turdballs for leadership of the Liberals and hence the PM’s job?

  45. incoherent rambler

    It’s a real indictment of the descent of the West into a policy-based-evidence framework that is no better than witchcraft.

    Dreaming.

    ABC journalist to Dan of the Dead: “The virus testing is failing to distinguish between the chunk virus and the flu or the chunk virus has cured the flu?
    Which is it, Mr. Dickless?”

  46. incoherent rambler

    Ditch Bruce Pascoe and get the kids to study Paul Atreides in school.

    + ∞

  47. Pedro the Loafer

    The electorate of Pearce in WA is classed as “Outer Metropolitan” and about 30% of its area is the soulless new northern suburbs of Perth. The remainder is mainly rural with a few towns and villages dotted about.

    The demographics are mixed with a lot of ethnics and young first home families in the suburbs and the country areas mostly traditional conservative types.

    Porter treading a tightrope with the voters.

  48. JohnJJJ

    It’s slaughter a goat day today. 14 days time will be another spike.

  49. cohenite

    Makka
    #3531159, posted on August 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Outstanding.

  50. Pedro the Loafer

    Just twigged it is the horses’ birthday today.

    Happy Birthday Jacinda!

  51. 132andBush

    notafan
    #3531043, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

    I lost a post because banned word.

    Mr Bush

    I was just trying to point out that there are trade offs based on the work we do and where we live.

    We cannot have taxpayer funded five star medical facilities within twenty minutes drive of every Australian.

    Tel
    #3531045, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

    You said no one is forced to live in rural areas.
    Farmers are. Also a host of other service industries.

    Industries are not people, no human being is forced to be a farmer or a miner … at least not in this country.

    No one is going to rebuild a Sydney Opera House in every country town … there’s simply some things that country people have chosen to live without. On the other side of it, if you live in a city apartment don’t demand a big backyard.

    So both of you are denying that rural people deserve health care?

  52. Cassie of Sydney

    “A neat trick the Mueslis learned off the European Christian Monarchs a very long time ago.”

    Incorrect. I know my Joooish history. The Mueslis learnt nothing from Christian Monarchs…..actually blaming Joooos has a longer history in the Muesli world. The forced wearing of the Star of David originated in the Muesli world and the blood libel and pogroms. etc were all going on in the Muesli world a lot longer than before Jooos even arrived in France, Germany and England….Muesli persecution of Joooos began when the Muesli prophet massacred the Joooish tribes of Medina.

  53. William the Conjuror

    It’s neigh-sayers day.

  54. Cassie of Sydney

    “A neat trick the Mueslis learned off the European Christian Monarchs a very long time ago.”

    Incorrect. I know my Joooish history. The Mueslis learnt nothing from Christian Monarchs…..actually blaming Joooos has a longer history in the Muesli world. The forced wearing of the Jooooish Star originated in the Muesli world and the blood l**bel and p*groms. etc were all going on in the Muesli world a lot longer than before Jooos arrived in France, Germany and England….Muesli persecution of Joooos began when the Muesli prophet massacred the Joooish tribes of Medina.

  55. cohenite

    Chopper has a shot at the Bunnings karen:

  56. Top Ender

    Paul Hogan’s The Very Excellent Mr Dundee is worse than bad — it’s embarrassing

    STEPHEN ROMEI
    LITERARY EDITOR

    The kindest comment I can make about Paul Hogan’s new movie, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, is that it includes John Cleese’s worst performance ever (and, yes, I have seen Fierce Creatures from 1997).

    It’s a backhanded compliment, I know, but briefly thinking about one of the funniest men in history being so bad creates some breathing room before having to pull the Dundee-sized knife on 80-year-old Hogan.

    I wanted this film, Hogan’s first in more than a decade, to be good. He’s had his failed marriages and rows with the tax office but, at the end of the day, he is an Australian cultural icon.

    His television shows, aided and abetted by long-time collaborator John Cornell, remain at the sharp end of Ocker larrikinism.

    Crocodile Dundee, a 10BA tax-break movie as it happens, cost $8m and made $US330m, breaking global box office records for an independent Australian film, a fact that is mentione­d in this new 90-minute movie almost as many times as is Mick Dundee’s “that’s not a knife” moment.

    Hogan was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar (along with Cornell and Ken Shadie) and won a Golden Globe as best actor in a comedy. Good on him. No one can take any of that away from him.

    Criticising him feels a little like taking­ on Don Bradman or the Chiko Roll, but one has to review any film on its merits. Crocodile Dundee was followed­ by two unsuccessful sequels, in 1988 and 2001. So, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, directed and co-­written by Dean Murphy, can be seen as the fourth, worst and one has to hope last in a series. It’s worse than bad. It’s embarrassing.

    In short, it centres on the real Paul Hogan. He lives in his Hollywood mansion and likes to watch the Ellen DeGeneres show on TV and do ­crosswords. He wants to live a quiet life, dreams of returning to Australia and has no interest in making movies.

    This changes when he is offered a knighthood, which resurrects studio interest in yet another Crocodile Dundee movie. A reluctant Hoges meets studio executives and it is here that the only two funny moments occur.

    One is when the executives suggest Will Smith would be perfect as Mick Dundee’s son. The other — the only time I laughed — is when they agree that Hoges has a point about the age difference between himself and Rachel­ McAdams, as his potential love interest. The reason they agree is what made me laugh.

    Now he is back in the public eye, Hogan falls into lots of misunderstandings that are only partly his fault. Black Lives Matter is part of it. The Catholic Church is part of it. The media goes bananas.

    It’s akin to Larry David in the hilarious­ TV series Curb Your Enthus­iasm and, for a brief moment, I thought David had a cameo role as a bad-headlines veteran called in to counsel Hoges. But it’s not him, it’s Chevy Chase and he’s wise to cover his face with a baseball cap throughout.

    The other bad-headline-making actor who comes to mind is Mel Gibson­, and he does appear, from file footage I think. As an aside, it’s interesting to note that Gibson’s independent movie The Passion of the Christ, which he self-financed at $US30m, made twice as much as Crocodile Dundee.

    Hoges has mates so there are lots of other cameos, including Shane Jacobson as a Hollywood Boulevard Crocodile Dundee impersonator. Hogan did the same for Jacobson in 2018 in the director’s previous movie, That’s Not My Dog! Olivia Newton-John pops up, as does Wayne Knight, Newman the postman from Seinfeld, for reasons­ that defy explanation.

    There’s a running joke throughout that Hogan has never been a good actor. He’s in on the joke, so that’s OK. Here, though, he almost doesn’t act. It looks like his Madam Tussauds model has taken the role. He walks and talks through this role, telegraphing every joke, and there’s no pleasure to take from watching him do so.

    One star

    The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (M) is showing on Amazon Prime.

    Oz

    Then again, STEPHEN ROMEI is a pretty woke bloke.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Porter treading a tightrope with the voters.

    IIRC, GETUP targeted his seat at the last election, and did their dough?

  58. Who here has had a cold since April?

    I have, and for the first time I know where I got it (Dandenong Market on a Saturday morning shop).

    I had been working in a largely isolated way and had no other opportunities to pick it up. I was thinking about the risk of licking my fingers to get the produce bags open. The sore throat kicked in mid-Sunday and I had the pleasure of trying the Covid test queue in the car park at Knox (fulfilling management policy for work).

    The test came back negative, as expected, and so I resumed work.

    I guess all that is a roundabout way of saying every lurgy is having a tough time of it at the moment and Covid is probably doing better than most.

    Still prefer the Swedish model (phrasing), through.

  59. MemoryFault

    Incorrect. I know my Joooish history.

    Good morning Cassie.
    I wasn’t “blaming” Chooish people for anything. Quite the opposite. I was “blaming” Christian Monarchs with coming up with the idea of “blaming” Choos for governance problems that they had, in fact, created for themselves. The Choos were just a convenient scapegoat for them.

    I was replying to a comment that Hezbol-a are doing the same thing today.

  60. Cassie of Sydney

    ” I was “blaming” Christian Monarchs with coming up with the idea of “blaming” Choos for governance problems that they had, in fact, created for themselves. The Choos were just a convenient scapegoat for them.”

    Which was occurring in the Muesli world well before anything in Europe. Christian monarchs didn’t come up with any “new” idea of blaming Jooos for governance problems….in fact the Muesli prophet blamed Jooos for governance problems well before Jooos were in Northern Europe.

  61. Boambee John

    Then again, STEPHEN ROMEI is a pretty woke bloke.

    The wokerati hated the Crocodile Dundee character, for not projecting the urban/sophisticated image of Australia that their cultural cringe prefers. Much as they hated hiscwork for the tourist industry. Snobs, the lot of them.

    Dundee II wasn’t too bad, III was awful.

  62. Leigh Lowe

    H B Bear

    #3531015, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:09 am

    struth is the Cat’s answer to Dennis Denuto.

    It’s the law, it’s the Constitution, it’s Mabo, it’s the vibe … yeah, nah, that’s it.
    It’s the vibe.

  63. Ed Case

    Why does Vikki Campion want a scan at 18 weeks anyway?
    To get an early heads up on whether to buy blue or pink booties?

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Why does Vikki Campion want a scan at 18 weeks anyway?

    None of my business, or anybody else’s really.

  65. MemoryFault

    Which was occurring in the Muesli world well before anything in Europe.

    Cassie, as a gentleman I will simply politely agree to disagree, and leave it at that.
    Mueslis and Choos were fighting each other quite literally from Day One of Moe Hum Ed’s reign.
    But those wars were territorial and ideological, not governance.

    It was the European Christian Monarchs who came up withe the idea of blaming the fact that they were spendthrifts and broke (a governance problem), on the greedy, debil debil Choos. That way they could expel them from the country, seizing their assets in the process.

    A simple way of balancing the budget without changing their profligate ways.

  66. Ed Case

    Well, she’s based a published article on bushies being denied their Constitutional Right to have a scan at 18 weeks, so i’d like to know why.
    If it’s okay with you.

  67. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cassie, as a gentleman I will simply politely agree to disagree, and leave it at that.”

    Perhaps if you are a such a gentleman you can admit that you’re wrong….because you are wrong.

  68. Nick

    Cassie, it’s ‘Faultsplaining’.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    The wokerati hated the Crocodile Dundee character, for not projecting the urban/sophisticated image of Australia that their cultural cringe prefers. Much as they hated hiscwork for the tourist industry. Snobs, the lot of them.

    Too right BJ.
    News flash.
    Despite what those snobs thought, people weren’t travelling from Milan, New York or London to watch a misery-guts David Williamson play or The Witchetty Grub Interpretive Dance Theatre.
    They came to see Koala, Croc and Kangaroo, swim at a proper beach and snorkel on the GBR.
    (The latter activity the Greenies are trying to destroy by saying the GBR is totally fucked).

  70. MemoryFault

    Okay Cassie.
    I apologise. I’m wrong and you’re right.
    Mueslis and Choos fought each other over money.
    So be it.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Perhaps if you are a such a gentleman you can admit that you’re wrong….because you are wrong.

    Pro tip.
    Don’t get within range of Cassie with your guard down, Faulty.
    Particularly on her home turf of Chooish history.
    PS How is the Big Website going?

  72. MemoryFault

    Same as it was the lst time you asked, Low Lowe.
    And the time before.

    And the time before . . .

    .
    And the time before . . .

    .
    .
    .
    And the time before . . .

    .

    .

    .

    .

  73. NoFixedAddress

    Ed Case
    #3531191, posted on August 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Well, she’s based a published article on bushies being denied their Constitutional Right to have a scan at 18 weeks, so i’d like to know why.
    If it’s okay with you.

    Whereabouts in her article did she make that statement Ed and could you quote it please?

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Cohenite at 12:51
    Bwah ha ha.

    “Go down to aisle 18 and get a ladder so you can get down off your high horse you fucking weirdo”

    And advice to martyrs to get some 90 x 45 and put together a crucifix.
    Top stuff!!

  75. Ed Case

    ♪♪ A Fault, he went a White Knighting, ho ho ♪♪
    ♪♪ Old Fault, he came a mighty gutser, ha ha ♪♪♪
    Pardon my levity at your expense, Fault
    But you’d need a heart of stone not to laugh

  76. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3531201, posted on August 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Same as it was the lst time you asked

    Be a crying shame if they rammed the “Cash Under the Stained Mattress Bill” through without you firing a shot, though, wouldn’t it?
    I mean after you spending all that time on The Big Website (not to mention the $$$ – twenny large wasn’t it?).

  77. Helen

    We cannot have taxpayer funded five star medical facilities within twenty minutes drive of every Australian.

    Try 3 hours. Our local GP clinic is closing in Nov, we cant get teachers, Drs or Dentists because no-one wants to live here, move here, raise their family here.

  78. Nick

    Leigh, it was websites plural

  79. Helen

    That is one way, so double for there back – six hours. And for me who will have to drive to Darwin, it will be 12 hours round trip.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3531210, posted on August 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Leigh, it was websites plural

    Oh shit!
    Yes, it was too.
    My sincerest apologies Faulty.
    The Big Website(s).
    Sorry.
    Won’t happen again.

  81. feelthebern

    Joe Rogan called Bill de Blasio “that dipshit mayor” & twitter kills the trend.

  82. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Federal Attorney General Christian Porter, who is the MP for Pearce, WA, has possibly just signed his political death warrant by enthusiastically agreeing with Clive. Outrage from the punters ensues.

    Pity, Porter is intelligent and generally considered to be a rising star in the Libs.

    It would be overkill to say Porter is a rolled-gold fuckwit.
    We’re certainly better off without him (another lawyer in parliament, just what we fuking well need)
    He’s never had to cook for himself, he’s never had to make anything work, he’s never had to produce tangible tactile results, never had to do anything kinetic.

    Don’t let the door hit your arse too hard on the way out, male Jacinda you.

  83. MemoryFault

    Be a crying shame if they rammed the “Cash Under the Stained Mattress Bill”

    On the contrary, Low Lowe.
    It’s what I’m waiting for them to do.
    Either that, or start “repurposing” “your” super. Whichever comes first.

    But you knew that already.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Try 3 hours. Our local GP clinic is closing in Nov, we cant get teachers, Drs or Dentists because no-one wants to live here, move here, raise their family here.

    Spokesperson in Western Australia summed up the situation well – “you have a lot of new professionals on your hands who think Midland and Joondalup are remote locations.”

  85. I’ve been posting replies back on the Tuesday Fred.
    So suffer in yer jocks.

    Ed Case:

    “As Australian journalists, we are the eyes and ears of our people. ***

    I love the way they have decided they represent me. It’s polite to ask somebody first before you start speaking for them, as well as expressing ownership of them.
    Australian Journalists don’t speak for me in much the same way my cat doesn’t speak for me. Firstly because it’s not his place, and secondly because I wouldn’t tolerate such presumption.

  86. MiltonF:

    These people are vicious and evil. Are they Portland locals or blows in? Either way, what a fucked place Portland is. Would love to know where the money is coming from?

    I’m kind of surprised there hasn’t been the occasional “shooting from the shadows” provocation from the extremists on either side.
    It’s in the playbook.
    Perhaps it isn’t time yet, but I’m sure the Democrats are just busting for a Kent State massacre.

  87. Notafan:

    Nor can Australian taxpayers afford to provide every single major service to every community no matter how small and remote.
    Because that is what is being demanded.

    No. That’s NOT what is being demanded. We’d like to see the same per head of the revenue being spent in rural and remote Australia, and we’ve had enough of the cities getting the cream.

  88. Gilas:

    Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

    I hope they’ve gotten the boyfriend issue sorted out – I’d hate it if they all decided they weren’t talking to each other, like on that ship that rammed the ?oil tanker.

  89. Boambee John.

    Not that long ago, we had a resident of a major regional city, population around 130,000, bleating because he had to travel to a capital city around 130 kms away, on a mostly four lane divided highway.

    The next two months I have:
    Cardiology – Dopamine Stress Test Echocardiogram – drive 2,300 km. Two overnight motel accommodation.
    Opthalmology – 220km. One overnight motel accommodation.
    Urology – 220km. Probably no motel.
    Patient Assist Travel Scheme will give me about $350 for fuel for the cardiology. Total cost about $850.
    I’m not asking for anything else, but it would be nice if the 250 km of road around ?Miles was fixed up enough the CD player would work without skipping due to the corrugations and potholes.
    🙂

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Try 3 hours. Our local GP clinic is closing in Nov, we cant get teachers, Drs or Dentists because no-one wants to live here, move here, raise their family here.

    Helen.
    Are you indigenous?
    (Think very carefully before you answer … even ginger hair and freckles are no barrier).

  91. Ladyredneck

    Nelson_Kidd-Players
    #3531173, posted on August 1, 2020 at 12:57 p

    But there you come to the crux of my questions Nelson, why is it so hard to catch any other respiratory disease this winter, but the ‘rona is “cutting a swathe” through the population? The only respiratory disease doing so. Why are so many of cases not really sick, we have only 349 people in hospital and 36 in ICU in Vic with it. This is tiny. In 2017, a bad flu year, there were 132700 cases. 745 deaths. Approximately 9% of those were admitted to ICU.

    Milord RN is calling for some assistance. I shall return later this arvo.

  92. Tel

    It was the European Christian Monarchs who came up withe the idea of blaming the fact that they were spendthrifts and broke (a governance problem), on the greedy, debil debil Choos. That way they could expel them from the country, seizing their assets in the process.

    Hmmm … slightly dodgy history but monarchs in general don’t like paying back their debts … nothing has changed today except they print their way out now rather than direct refusal. The Nights Templar were certainly Christian, but unwilling to forgive the king’s debt … and they copped it, proving that religious belief didn’t offer a whole lot of protection.

    Wiki has an extensive list of antisemitic activities over the ages, I presume they are mostly accurate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_antisemitism

    You might note that the majority of the disputes were not over money, and those that were over money included common folk as much as kings. For example around 1180 to 1200 you see a mix of forced loan annulment (Philip Augustus, France) and outright tax (Saladin, Syria), popular uprising (Richard the Lionheart, England) plus random murders and forced conversion.

    Of course, it was a murderous time in history, not great for any minority group. Basically … if you are successful and have savings then someone will want what you got. That’s the rule of the universe.

  93. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Perhaps it isn’t time yet, but I’m sure the Democrats are just busting for a Kent State massacre.

    They’d be priapic at the thought.

  94. MemoryFault

    Won’t happen again.

    No? Why not?
    It’s only about the fiurth or fifth time you and one of the Malicious Mongrels has used the same tired old “joke”. By your standards there’s plenty of life left in it yet.

    Who knows?
    There just might be somebody, somewhere, that you haven’t already bored shitless with it yet.

  95. Nick

    The ladyyyy in reeedddddd

  96. Leigh:

    Helen.
    Are you indigenous?
    (Think very carefully before you answer … even ginger hair and freckles are no barrier).

    You didn’t remind her that the test requires the curtains match the carpet?
    They check, you know.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    On the contrary, Low Lowe.
    It’s what I’m waiting for them to do.
    Either that, or start “repurposing” “your” super. Whichever comes first.

    But you knew that already.

    Do you think that might be a tactical error?
    I mean, it is a bit like Churchill waiting for a Panzer Division to start taking pot-shots at Nelson’s column in 1940 before you retaliate.
    I realise that The Big Website(s) are powerful super-weapons and will destroy them all in a blinding flash and a reverberating shockwave, but why wait.
    Why not just release one of the smaller websites to let them know who they are dealing with?
    An intimatory (sic) show of strength.

  98. MemoryFault

    Hmmm … slightly dodgy history

    Good afternoon Tel.
    Reader’s Digest version.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    Please Faulty.
    Some respect.
    Use the full title.
    We are the “Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrels”.

  100. MemoryFault

    Do you think that might be a tactical error?

    You’ve asked that before, too.

    And before that.

    .
    And before that . . .

    .

    .
    And before that . . .

    .

    .

    .
    And that’s just in the last week.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    There just might be somebody, somewhere, that you haven’t already bored shitless with it yet.

    I am not here to entertain.
    If people become bored with my crusade for truth, justice, tax-free super and free dentures, so be it.

  102. Zyconoclast

    Try 3 hours. Our local GP clinic is closing in Nov, we cant get teachers, Drs or Dentists because no-one wants to live here, move here, raise their family here.

    Sounds like you are in a worse situation than Tiboonda
    At least they could get a teacher.

  103. MemoryFault

    Use the full title.

    And that line too.

    And before that.

    .
    And before that . . .

    .

    .
    And before that . . .

    .

    .

  104. MemoryFault

    I am not here to entertain.

    Just as well.
    Because you’re failing dismally.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3573498, posted on August 1, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Okay Leigh Lowe.
    I apologise. I’m wrong and you’re right.

    Thanks Faulty.
    Appreciated.

  106. MatrixTransform

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  107. MemoryFault

    Thanks Faulty.
    Appreciated.

    Falsifying posts by others now?
    Well, at least it’s new. I’ll give it that.

  108. feelthebern

    We are the “Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrels”.

    Every second Thursday, there’s an emphasis on Mincing.

  109. MemoryFault

    HTML 404 — faulty, not found

    And right on cue, another one of the motley crew shows up.
    Obviously the email alert system is working okay today.

  110. feelthebern

    Trump to ban TikTok by executive order.
    An appeal will be before a court before Monday lunchtime.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    KD, ITK
    Check your email for my notes.
    Nice offshore wind blowing.
    I am off for a surf.

  112. MatrixTransform

    as far as I know Faulty there are only 3 people here with my email address
    and only 2 of them have the real one
    and LL isn’t one of them

    Chicken Little, why do you do this to yourself every day?

  113. MemoryFault

    why do you do this to yourself every day?

    I’m a masochist. Sad, I know.
    But better than being a sadist intent on destroying the blog. Again.
    Like others here I won’t mention. Matrix.

    How’s the Scotch holding out, btw?

  114. cohenite

    2 reasons why Hydroxychloroquine not been accepted by the establishment:

    Trump
    No money in it for big pharma which is playing hard boil:

    Esteemed French Dr. Didier Raoult Testifies Person Behind Death Threats He Received Is Top Doctor Linked to Gilead Pharmaceuticals

  115. cohenite

    KD, ITK
    Check your email for my notes.
    Nice offshore wind blowing.
    I am off for a surf.

    Watch this first:

  116. MatrixTransform

    Chopper has a shot at the Bunnings karen

    sounds like me talking politics with the missus

  117. Professor Fred Lenin

    A speakperson for the Amazing Andrews government today happily announced that due to strong action by the Prime Ear and his capable team , covid infections had been reduced to 397 ,a huge improvement ,”we are striving to eliminate the virus by that holiday with the lit up trees” the Speakperson of indeterminate gender said .Muslims are being encouraged to meet in large numbers to beg alliah to help the generous ALP government by going to mosks . Other religions are forbidden from meeting as they spread the virus . Stories about ramadan crowds , black lives are of no consequence but point scoring is rallies Corrupt insecurity companies ,muslim meatworks ,and greedy aged care omes are all Trump lies to discredit the Pardeee,it is forbidden to listento them , Vicpol Pty Ltd are watching youse .

  118. notafan

    No one is suggesting that rural people be denied medical services Mr Bush.

    Big city hospitals don’t have signs saying city parasites only.

    We’re just saying there is a trade off between lifestyle and access to services Personally I’d upstumps and move to the country tomorrow but family responsibilities keep me here.

    I don’t believe you actually believe that every location in Australia should have every conceivable medical service, no matter what.

  119. Carpe Jugulum

    Yay – Karen Bingo

  120. notafan

    Winston are you sure they are not, not forgetting that rural patients also access city hospitals.

    Reminds me of the good service Ronald McDonald Housr provide to rural families who have children at the Royal Children’s.

  121. Rockdoctor

    T.E. watched it the other night. Big fan of the Croc Dundee series… Lefty or not the critic is spot on unfortunately…

    Lake Mac is beautiful today & heaving with Sydneysiders…

  122. Ed Case

    Medical Services away from metropolitan areas could be much better.
    The problem is governments capping Med School places at levels of 40 years ago and importing doctors from the Subcontinent.
    Training in India and Pakistan is abysmal, they get sent to Country areas, disasters happen, meanwhile the quality of Medical Care plummets in City and Country.

  123. notafan

    I just read through a report on rural and regional health, not a huge difference in life expectancy , until you get to very remote where the report indicates that very poor indigenous health is a huge issue.

    Why are numbers in medical courses capped?

  124. Notafan:

    Winston are you sure they are not, not forgetting that rural patients also access city hospitals.

    I’m OK with the setup as it is because the Brisbane one is covered by me staying with my sister. The two motel rooms are for the drive down and back. When I was younger, I’d do it in 12 hours and not worry about it. Now I’m 68, it’s not worth the pressure.
    The other two motel accommodations don’t get covered as they are 105 km away.
    All this is irrelevant apart from the road condition. My choice to live here.

  125. MemoryFault

    Big fan of the Croc Dundee series…

    Best scene from the movies.

  126. MemoryFault

    The problem is governments capping Med School places at levels of 40 years ago

    Controlled by the AMA for decades.
    Governments are happy to oblige – might be a vote or two in it.

  127. Ed Case

    ***Why are numbers in medical courses capped?***
    No reason is officially given, but the result is that many fewer Aussies become Doctors than otherwise would be the case if Med School places kept pace with population growth.

  128. Ed Case

    ***Controlled by the AMA for decades.
    Governments are happy to oblige – might be a vote or two in it.
    ***
    Enough votes to upset a Minister or win a Senate Seat?
    I don’t think so, the explanation must lie elsewhere.

  129. Makka

    Reminds me of the good service Ronald McDonald Housr provide to rural families who have children at the Royal Children’s.

    My word indeed. RFDS and RMcHouse get my donations each year.

  130. Top Ender

    Meanwhile in the Territory, perfectly normal behaviour continues:

    ASSAULT: An 18 year old Man has been arrested following an assault at an outstation in Alyangula yesterday afternoon. Police were called at around 5.30 pm and found a 16 year old girl with an axe embedded in her lower back. The male was arrested and the victim airlifted to Darwin in a stable condition. The man was charged with recklessly endanger serious harm and will appear in court at a later date. The victim remains in Royal Darwin hospital receiving medical treatment. The parties are known to each other. The investigation is ongoing.

  131. MemoryFault

    It wasn’t just new places at uni.
    The AMA dictated the number of places in each year.
    The number decreased with each year, making advancement a competition between compulsive overachievers, rather than the best best and brightest most suited to the profession.

    It was a sad joke even when I was at uni nearly fifty years ago.

  132. Boambee John

    The problem is governments capping Med School places at levels of 40 years ago

    Haven’t a number of Dawkins unis opened up med schools in recent years? If so, which of the older schools had their numbers cut?

  133. JC

    Stop trying to peddle leftist conspiracy theories, Cronkite. No big pharma firm is trying to stop the use of hydro.

    Go join Antifa pushing that sort of crap.

  134. Struth

    That’s depressing.
    I shot back here to see all the background and facts that would show my wrongology regards the constitution.

    Oh well, got better things to do anyway.

  135. egg_

    Happy birthday Jacinda Ardern.

    One month till your elderly parents are verboten on cruises.
    /Victard Committee

  136. I guess somebody missed the bit about state medical staff and cops coming under the control of the State Premiers. Good luck to the Feds controlling quarantine.

    Personally I think Struth should smuggle himself into Melbourne and pop up outside Bunnings and start berating people for wearing masks whilst lecturing them on the intricacies of the Federal and State Consitutions. Or how about driving a bus down there and trying to smuggle back in some Melbourne residents as an expression of fighting against oppression. Will be as popular as the African girls and a springboard to electoral victory.

    “Good stuff.
    Back it up guys, go for it.
    States have no rights to practice Quarantine.
    I have backed it up with the Constitution, as has Cardimona.
    Have a crack”

  137. egg_

    I have a joke for you…

    Q. How can you tell it’s an Audi?
    A. There’s an extra knob on the inside.*

    *A rebadged upgrade from a VW.

  138. MemoryFault

    Good afternoon John.

    Yes, it is changing.
    Back in the old days Doctors lived in the “better” suburbs and they and their wives traditionally voted Liberal. The Liberals pandered to them to keep them happy, and Labor did the same to try and steal votes.

    Today Doctors vote Liberal if they are in private practice, or Labor if they are in the public system, and their wives vote Greens.

  139. William the Conjuror

    What Firstborn said in her column:

    In our so-called “bush capital” of Canberra, my son Sebastian had full scans by 10 weeks in utero, and every appointment was easy to get, but in the country Thomas was nearly 18 weeks along before we could get in

    So, everybody’s business.

  140. johanna

    I can’t comprehend how Victorians are putting up with being talked to like naughty kids in primary school:

    Victoria Police has publicly shamed some of the reasons Victorians have breached the stage three lockdown restrictions, saying it is “fed up with the appalling behaviour”.

    Speaking alongside Premier Daniel Andrews, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville said that, while the majority of people were doing the right thing, a small number of people had ventured out for seemingly bizarre reasons given the current climate.

    “I want to say the overwhelming majority of Victorians every day are doing the right thing … however, we are still continuing to see appalling behaviour that I know Victorians themselves are fed up with and Victoria Police are fed up with,” Ms Neville said.

    “Can I be really clear, just in case there is any doubt at all, that there is absolutely no reason or need to drive from Melbourne to Wodonga to have a Big Mac. That is one of the fines that was issued yesterday.”

    Like all lefties, she has no sense of humour.

    That person should be picking up papers at lunchtime for a week!

  141. Struth

    Five months down the track, less deaths than a normal flu season, the place with the worst lefty and the worst tyrannical lock downs has the most “cases” (that can’t even be proven, and is a meaningless statistic when most people are asymptomatic)
    Amazingly hardly anyone gets sick, and he has to pull the nearly dead out of Nursing homes they would have died in usually, to prop up death and hospital numbers.
    99.8% of people who get it survive, and I repeat, 5 months down the track people are still to be found that think a virus is keeping them under tyrants rules and it’s just that the tyrant is incompetent.
    Fauci in the states is certainly having a laugh, I see.
    He’s told people that if you really want to be safe , stick goggles on as well.

    Maybe Victorians will soon need to put on a speedos swimming cap and hang garlic from their ears.
    Will they do it?

    Oh to yearn for the days of the last federal Labour government where it was just red underpants on your head if you wanted to deal with them.
    The good old days.

    Anyone who thinks we don’t deserve what we now have upon us and will be suffering tomorrow, is being dishonest.

  142. Fair Shake

    So some middle aged white women behave badly and social media coins the term ‘Karens’.
    Three ‘teenage’ women of no fixed race fly down from Qld and thieve our Victorian luxury handbags, fly back to Qld and risk their local economy. Surely there is a term these dingbats. Emily’s ? Any suggestions?

  143. MemoryFault

    Good afternoon Struth.
    Still toying with the idea of running as an Independent in the State election?

  144. Makka

    This is how Big Pharma $$ control the negative narrative on HCQ;

    On May 22, 2020, the time-honoured Lancet[vi]– one of the world’s two top medical journals – published the stunning claim that 671 hospitals on six continents were reporting life-threatening heart rhythms in patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for Covid-19.

    On May 28, an open letter from 200 scientists to the authors and The Lancet requested details of the data and an independent audit. The letter was “signed by clinicians, medical researchers, statisticians, and ethicists from across the world.

    The authors declined to supply the data, or even the hospital names. Meanwhile, investigative analysis was showing the statistics to be deeply flawed.[xiii][xiv]

    If this were not enough, the lead author was found to be in a conflict of interest with HCQ’s rival drug, Remdesivir [Gilead]: In view of the foregoing, the article was retracted by three of its authors on June 5.

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2020/06/23/hcq-hit-job-by-big-pharma-data-miners/

  145. Struth

    I guess somebody missed the bit about state medical staff and cops coming under the control of the State Premiers. Good luck to the Feds controlling quarantine.

    Is this bullshit all you have?

    The rest of your comment is just bitchy nothing.

    Quarantine law making is a federal responsibility.
    It can only come from federal parliament.

    The entire purpose of a Constitution is that it is plain English so the general population do not need it translated by biased and crooked lawyer folk.

    Anyone can be an expert on the constitution, they just have to read it.

  146. Struth

    Good afternoon Struth.
    Still toying with the idea of running as an Independent in the State election?

    Toying is the word, but I watch the Australia response to this and need to weigh up what really is achievable.
    I’m fast coming to the conclusion that while Job keeper and the like are here, virtue signalling and hysteria Trump loss of freedom.
    Oh, once the supermarket shelves run out, ( Kentucky fried started today),
    when it really hurts, grog is rationed and people start starving, when there is no electricity on Mondays and interporn is unavailable,………..then they’ll turn on each other in violence, and forgive their master political class of all wrong doing.
    I come here to an actual right of centre site and the delusion through fear, even here, has exceeded all expectations.
    Reason and perspective have gone.
    What is in front of our faces, glaringly obvious, is being unseen, lost to denialist chatter.
    We are going down, we are nearly there and I’m just fighting to maintain sanity, so that I can live with myself.

    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

    Brilliant posted by Bruce up thread.

  147. notafan

    Anyone can be an expert on anything.

    They just have to be able to read.

    Pulls out anatomy book, starts doing surgery.

  148. Leigh Lowe #3531232, posted on August 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    …at Nelson’s column…

    (Phrasing)

  149. Struth

    Anyone can be an expert on anything.

    They just have to be able to read.

    Pulls out anatomy book, starts doing surgery.

    Lawyers only know how to read .
    They can’t do surgery either.

  150. cohenite

    Good summary of Hydroxy, studies and government restrictions including the hunchback’s continued ban of it:

    http://michaeldarby.net/VIRUS.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0dTVnQyI_0Em5A_uVLJt5x46tgVhaV4iFkkLelUh8K7rfVo92FHykX3Gg

  151. Mitch M.

    Stop trying to peddle leftist conspiracy theories, Cronkite. No big pharma firm is trying to stop the use of hydro.

    Big Pharma using dirty tricks to make a buck? Perish the thought.

    UPDATED 26 MARCH 2020: Following intense criticism from a number of sides, Gilead has made the decision to drop its orphan drug designation for its potential coronavirus treatment remdesivir, only two days after gaining the status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Gilead had maintained that at the time that it had filed for the designation – which awards companies with patent exclusivity for seven years – the coronavirus outbreak was nowhere near the level of severity it is at now.

    Even so, critics accused the big pharma company of profiteering off of the global pandemic, as orphan drug designation also comes with tax incentives aimed at encouraging the development of drugs for rare diseases.

  152. egg_

    Anyone can be an expert on anything.

    Just like your Dealership’s workshop computer can “diagnose” any vehicle fault (from a stored code).
    Because someone programmed a bit of text in it.
    /Numpty Class

  153. Makka

    No big pharma firm is trying to stop the use of hydro.

    Hahahaha! What idiot posted this? Oh…

  154. MemoryFault

    Hi Struth.

    I only asked because, come what may, Ellie asked me to pass on her best wishes at it, and reckons you would make an outstanding Independent pollie.

  155. egg_

    Lawyers only know how to read .

    Whilst many lawyers may become politicians, how many are decent, evocative speechwriters?
    /Crickets

  156. Helen

    Leigh, of course I am indigenous – I was born here, all the way back to the free settlers – no cons in my background. We got to go broke for real.

    There is an indigenous clinic but that is not for the likes of me. The door is barred. Nup we will all have to line up in emergency at the hospital or drive to Darwin to see a GP, pensioners and all.

    You see, the people today are too soft. I am helping mum (thanks to Steve’s son) write her memoirs. Only a few years ago, hotels had no hot or cold running water. There was a 44 of cold water in the bathroom, a basin and a bath. And nobody complained, that is just how it was.

    Now people want what they can get in cities all the time, instantly, or they are hard done by. Why is this? What has made us so soft? Easy times, free money. I mean who could possibly want to go and live and work in Katherine with the antisocial behaviour, no dress shop (the last one just closed because COVID) no menswear or toy shop (same same) just a few nice eating places and superb scenery?

    It is not just town professionals. In the farming game I am told I have to overpay staff by 20% or more to subsidise them to come here – what? I want someone here because they love it not because they think it is a trial.

    Hence my sponsoring a South African farmer and his family – someone who loves the land and is glad to be here. Visas applied for in early Jan, still waiting.

    How do we address the lack of basic services – I am not talking specialists here – I expect to travel to see them, and do – this is basic medical care, good teachers and more than one aging dentist? And this is all over regional Australia. What do we have to do to make it attractive for people to want to invest their life here?

  157. Perth Trader

    WITHOUT PREJUDICE….Struth . The Aust. Constitution is not simple. The Palmer vs the State of WA in the high court highlights that. What is being argued by Palmer , does the ‘state of emergency act ‘ along with ‘the health act’ conform to constitutional law . We wait the outcome.

  158. Ed Case:

    ***Controlled by the AMA for decades.
    Governments are happy to oblige – might be a vote or two in it.***
    Enough votes to upset a Minister or win a Senate Seat?
    I don’t think so, the explanation must lie elsewhere.

    Look for self interest.
    You can bet there’s a bit of backscratching going on – just out of sight.
    That’s the sort of culture we are now. Always suspect corruption if it looks odd.

  159. MemoryFault

    Hello Helen.

    It’s not just the “Outback”.
    When my Mum and Dad built their first home in Perth’s northern suburbs for themselves and two kids, it was asbestos sheet, with three bedrooms and one bathroom. It cost a bit more than the surrounding homes because it had a front covered verandah – an “optional extra”. No hot water, that came later. My bedroom was 7′-6” by 9′-00″. I have friends today who have his and hers walk in robes that are bigger than that.

    Today such a building would be considered both a health hazard and a hovel.

  160. Tintarella di Luna

    Just twigged it is the horses’ birthday today.

    Happy Birthday Jacinda!

    Hi Pedro I thought to put that up at 5:00 but life took over — well done — yes happy birthday Jacinda and not to forget Stormy Daniels

  161. Frank

    Happy Birthday Jacinda!

    One step closer to the glue factory.

  162. notafan

    More trolling

    With added dose of whiteknighting of the self professed constitutional expert.

  163. notafan

    I did appalling behaviour today.

    Again.

    Absolutely superb in Melbourne today.
    Every one out and about enjoying the winter sun.

    Lots of blossom out and in my garden a host, of golden daffodils

  164. egg_

    Speaking alongside Premier Daniel Andrews, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville said that, while the majority of people were doing the right thing, a small number of people had ventured out for seemingly bizarre reasons given the current climate.

    Sheilas in charge of Cops, that’s yer problem, right there.

  165. egg_

    the self professed constitutional expert.

    Leigh Lowbrow was pontificating so at the lead of a recent dedicated thread.
    /OHS Wanker

  166. egg_

    ***I*** did appalling behaviour today.

    Fruitcake rebels against Stage 3 lockdowns that it a agreed to back in March.
    /National Archives

  167. Tintarella di Luna

    How do we address the lack of basic services – I am not talking specialists here – I expect to travel to see them, and do – this is basic medical care, good teachers and more than one aging dentist? And this is all over regional Australia. What do we have to do to make it attractive for people to want to invest their life here?

    The medical graduates, the teachers and the dentists and nurses mostly graduate with a huge debt could be offered a complete wiping of their debt after 5 years in regional Australia. That might work but would it ever happen?

  168. MemoryFault

    Life’s a bitch and then you’re dead.

    What a shit of a day.
    Time to retire to the Naughty Corner and get pissed.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3531249, posted on August 1, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    as far as I know Faulty there are only 3 people here with my email address
    and only 2 of them have the real one
    and LL isn’t one of them

    Chicken Little, why do you do this to yourself every day?

    MT.
    The paranoia gene is strong in this one.

  170. Dr Faustus

    Trump to ban TikTok by executive order.
    An appeal will be before a court before Monday lunchtime.

    Reports Microsoft to acquire TikTok to curb China-interference fears

    Now then, what’s the better option: the world’s biggest teeny-fan data base controlled by Emperor Xi, or Bill Gates?

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Time to retire to the Naughty Corner and get pissed.

    WTF?
    You’ve been posting that dribble today sober?
    Jeez!

  172. caveman

    coronavirus by postcode

    Language and culture.
    That was mentioned during the Danistan presser, but quickly skimmed over.

  173. egg_

    Clown o’clock.

    Downer EDI OHS Spring St Melbourne?

  174. rickw

    Cute engine. Made by Chicom. Idea stolen from USA. Bloke modded one of their side valve engines to have a see through head, made the mistake of showing them.

  175. Nick

    Time to retire to the Naughty Corner and get pissed.

    1. Post maudlin music videos
    2. Whimper about your ‘lady’, whom you’ve never met
    3. Think of ways to latch onto others running for office
    4. Rinse and repeat

  176. Helen:

    How do we address the lack of basic services – I am not talking specialists here – I expect to travel to see them, and do – this is basic medical care, good teachers and more than one aging dentist? And this is all over regional Australia. What do we have to do to make it attractive for people to want to invest their life here?

    I did about 18 years of Rural and Remote nursing in some of the – well, people would call them God Forsaken fly ridden dumps in Australia. White Cliffs, Fitzroy Crossing, Paraburdoo, Kalgoorlie, Ivanhoe, Tibooburra, Birdsville, Laverton W.A, Leonora, Blackstone. (That was the place that broke me.)
    They certainly weren’t wealthy places, but they did have their share of characters. All memorable, even the disasters.
    We don’t need to make the places attractive, they are like the people we meet who we immediately class as “Plain Janes” and it’s not until we’ve known them for some time that we see they have their attractive bits.

    What is needed is a culture of the gap year, perhaps, when the kids go to some of these places and experience something outside their normal existence. Get some experiences they are never going to get in the city. Like unbogging the 4WD, or even the D9. Shooting the odd pig. Say G’day to the RFDS team. Learn to ride a horse.
    See that there is something beyond the Facebook/Twitterverse.

    But no. I’ve got nuffin.

  177. rickw

    Victoria’s Bat Eared Cockhead Crisis continues. Just remember folks, it’s all your fault!

  178. Struth

    Thank her, MV.

    What we also need to discuss is the dismissal here, of the self taught.
    Only one educated in an institution has a right to claim expertise on this blog?
    How often has that not held true in your life’s experience?
    Look at the institutions these days.

    A self taught person sometimes has much more of an incentive to get it right.
    Pub owners and people like that, the same.
    The consequences of not knowing are far worse for them.
    You sneer at tour drivers.
    I’ve had dick head ornithologists on tours that can’t tell the difference between black and whistling Kites, Professors of anthropology talk complete shit to people regards Aboriginal culture, History professors who are just complete Marxist wrongologists and so on.

    Your sneering at the self taught is comical, and shows an ignorance of real world experience.
    The institutionally educated aren’t usually very bright and there is no degree in integrity.
    Look at what the institutionally educated have done to this country.
    Parliaments full of Lawyers and people institutionally educated, from cities, who couldn’t tell you how their milk got to the table.
    And corrupt as fuck.

  179. notafan

    I never supported anything past stage two.

    Antigonish

  180. Leigh Lowe

    Struth.
    I appreciate your efforts to fight the good fight on behalf of the lily-livered, jelly-backed, nose piercing, man-bun wearing, tattooed hipster nancy boys.
    I really do.
    A big burden to carry.

  181. egg_

    3. Think of ways to latch onto others running for office

    Best of luck to your team, Cardi.
    Ignore the blog wankeratti.

  182. Makka

    coronavirus by postcode

    Predominantly ethnic/migrant postcodes.

  183. egg_

    I never supported anything past stage two.

    At least we’ve got that on recent record.
    /Screenshot blogstroppers

  184. rickw

    Every evening of the year:

  185. notafan

    You have zero evidence that you are right.

    Other than your own smug self satisfaction.

    Various people, whose opinion I respect, like Roger and 2dogs have pointed out your error but you think just because you have decided words mean whatever you say they mean, they do.

  186. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3531366, posted on August 1, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    This tard professes to have piloted a plane, yet never looks under the bonnet of the car.
    /Happy flying

  187. Tinta:

    The medical graduates, the teachers and the dentists and nurses mostly graduate with a huge debt could be offered a complete wiping of their debt after 5 years in regional Australia. That might work but would it ever happen?

    That’s been mooted previously, IIRC, but I think the stumbling block was the University demand for full restitution by the governments, who only wanted to pay 2/3rds of the debt.

  188. Geriatric Mayfly

    More from Mizzzzz Neville. Looks like the little spirochetes are in competition with the invading WuFlu divisions. I feel a new edict coming on – rub and tug only with approved mask. Not one of those kinky outfits.

    Minister slams ‘appalling’ Covidiot acts
    Some Victorians are putting brothel visits and Big Macs ahead of public safety, Police Minister fumes, as nation’s current hospital cases reach 399.

  189. rickw

    Probably one of those instances of: “When I die, I hope my wife doesn’t sell this stuff based on what I told her I paid for it!”

  190. egg_

    Roger and 2dogs have pointed out your error

    Twostix has highlighted your retrospective goalpost shifting (a part of maintaining sanctimony?).

    You were one of the worst pushing lockdowns back in March, alongside Arky, an admitted phobic about stuff like organ transplants.
    /In good company

  191. Leigh Lowe

    How is the FREE BRADLEY MANNING! campaign going?
    I haven’t seen anything much in the last few days.
    Has it died in the arse already?

  192. rickw

    Watch this while you still can!

  193. Struth

    Struth.
    I appreciate your efforts to fight the good fight on behalf of the lily-livered, jelly-backed, nose piercing, man-bun wearing, tattooed hipster nancy boys.
    I really do.
    A big burden to carry.

    This says more about you than me.

    Frank, this all started back with the Anzac day Dawn service issue.
    I wanted to organise something with like minded people here on this blog.
    You are irrelevant to me now, and you were then.
    But you decided to put your two cents in and sneer at the people doing something.
    No one asked you to do anything.
    No one wanted you to do anything, and no one needed you to do anything.
    I was talking to certain people and you know that.
    People talk here about shit I have no interest in, like Cricket.
    I leave them to it.
    If you only had the decency to keep yourself quiet if you decided to not participate, no one would have given a shit.
    But you had to sneer.
    You seem to be under some illusion that your permission is required?
    Why would that be?

  194. zyconoclast

    Astonishingly beautiful

    Listen till 5:20

  195. cohenite

    P
    #3531342, posted on August 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    Trump scores win over Stormy Daniels’ libel suit

    More good news: Murdoch’s green, woke sprog resigns in a prince hazza category huff:

    James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing ‘disagreements over certain editorial content’

  196. Struth

    I never supported anything past stage two.

    She only supports a little bit of tyranny…………………..

    FMD.

    Civilisationally unaware.

  197. egg_

    The pissweak pony parade is petering out.

  198. Eyrie

    Ladyredneck: Why is that no one is getting the flu this year? Social distancing, lockdown and masks I hear you say? Then why, oh why is this not working in Victoria for a similar respiratory disease?

    When you realise the *primary* transmission is fecal/oral not airborne via droplets (although that happens also) it all makes sense. That’s why it is rife in nursing homes with many incontinent inhabitants.

  199. Struth

    Various people, whose opinion I respect, like Roger and 2dogs have pointed out your error but you think just because you have decided words mean whatever you say they mean, they do.

    They have given me their opinions and I asked them to back it up with law.
    With facts.
    I have the constitution which is the overarching law of the land, and they have produced nothing except opinion.
    Being that their opinion is not mine, and your an hysterical bitchy woman, of course you will side with feelz over facts.
    That’s why we are in this mess.

    Good fun guys, but I’ve got nibbles of Oysters, Prawns, and bugs (Moreton Bay) and good wine while I check on my smoked Brisket.

    To all I annoy here, get fucked.
    To the rest of you, have a good night.

  200. It took a pandemic to expose Thatcher’s lie – “There’s no such thing as society”.
    We’re waking up to the realisation of just how interconnected we are.

  201. egg_

    VIC Stage 3 Lockdowns

    When does the lockdown start?
    The stage 3 restrictions covering metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire were introduced from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 and will last for six weeks.

    When can I leave my house?
    As during the previous stage three lockdown, the four reasons to leave the house are: shopping for food and essential items, care and caregiving, daily exercise, work and study. But if you can work or study from home, you must. Employers must support you to work from home.

  202. Cassie of Sydney

    “Minister slams ‘appalling’ Covidiot acts
    Some Victorians are putting brothel visits and Big Macs ahead of public safety, Police Minister fumes, as nation’s current hospital cases reach 399.”

    I note that she conveniently omits rebuking those Victorians who are putting goat stew and communal eid prayers ahead of public safety.

  203. johanna

    Well, who’da thunk it, especially in a place full of illegals and gangbangers:

    Sixty percent of workers who have tested positive for coronavirus in Los Angeles have refused to cooperate with contact tracing, making the pandemic harder to control and raising doubts about whether such a system can work nationwide.

    The Los Angeles Times reported Friday:

    The county’s contact tracing system has repeatedly failed to find workplace outbreaks before they spread widely, placing an ever-expanding circle of employees, their families and others at risk.

    The number of people testing positive who tracers have been able to reach has fallen to 68% in recent weeks, down from 75% earlier in the pandemic, according to officials. And only 40% of those people have been willing to disclose who they may have exposed.

    and

    However, evidence from some other countries has suggested that contract tracing is difficult to implement, partly because people resist invasions of their privacy, especially when contact tracing requires handing over mobile phone location data.

    The Times reports that the same is true in L.A., quoting Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, who said people refuse to participate because they “are fearful of losing their housing, their jobs and their relationships.”

    Do they really think that Mr X, who is bonking Mrs Y, is going to spill to a numpty public health official who promises, cross my heart, that it will go no further? It has to go further, that’s how contact tracing works.

    Plus, busy people who interact with a lot of people often just don’t remember, or can’t usefully identify, everyone they have been in contact with for the past fortnight.

    This kind of heavy handed, invasive surveillance is doomed to fail on every level. It used to be confined to serious conditions such as syphilis, involving small numbers of potential contacts. Applying it on a mass scale is both objectionable and ineffective.

  204. zyconoclast

    Q. How can you tell it’s an Audi?
    A. There’s an extra knob on the inside.*

    *A rebadged upgrade from a VW.

    The correct answer is, the extra knob is the driver.

  205. Tintarella di Luna

    T

    hat’s been mooted previously, IIRC, but I think the stumbling block was the University demand for full restitution by the governments, who only wanted to pay 2/3rds of the debt.

    The universities are no longer universities they’re indoctrination gulags – they should be stripped of funds until they educate not indoctrinate.

  206. Lego?

    Good lord there’s Super Mario Lego now.

    Little boys will flip their shit.
    .
    Rev up those credit limits, Mums and Dads!

    2020 might have a little joy after all.

    It will cost you an arm and a Lego though. 😎

  207. Cassie of Sydney

    “The universities are no longer universities they’re indoctrination gulags – they should be stripped of funds until they educate not indoctrinate.”

    Liberty quote Tinta (and it would be nice to see you soon).

  208. Nick

    I note that she conveniently omits rebuking those Victorians who are putting goat stew and communal eid prayers ahead of public safety.

    The new, scolding ads, don’t seem to have any moozbags in them. Unusual, given they normally appear ad nauseum in any Government propaganda.

  209. cohenite

    Most vile post yet from the troll: it claims it’s interconnected with everyone else; what a ghastly thought although parasitic viruses can infiltrate a species. Actually of course it only infects other lefties and vice-versa; sane people are immune from it’s infection.

    Following on from redneck lady’s post about comparisons between the chunk virus and other diseases someone has done a comparison between 2019 and 2020 which shows every other disease has reduced by enormous amounts since the chunk virus took hold. I’ll post some graphs later.

  210. notafan

    So what Egg?

    Back then unlike the fonts of all knowledge reasonable people didn’t know how bad the disease was and my watchwords were cautious and prudent.

    The pandemic didn’t pan out as planned, especially after Dan jumped from stage 2 to stage 3 after only two or three days.

    Now I get that’s a hanging offense in the eyes of the weirdo nutter cabal but quite frankly I don’t care much for either your or struths opinion.

    PS I think you should both run for parliament.

    Youd be awesome.

  211. Cassie of Sydney

    “The new, scolding ads, don’t seem to have any moozbags in them. Unusual, given they normally appear ad nauseum in any Government propaganda.”

    Oh yes, Mueslis are always exempt from any official opprobrium…even when they’re shooting, stabbing, running over, decapitating and spreading Wuhan flu.

  212. Bruce in WA

    Re the Ghost Riders in the Sky clip upthread.

    ‘That’s not Ghost Riders in the Skythis is Ghost Riders in the Sky!

  213. cohenite

    Great graph showing a comparison between 1st world countries which are not widely using Hydroxy and lessor nations which have used Hydroxy:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10163844189750134&set=a.10152345057805134&type=3&theater

  214. johanna

    I long ago gave up trying to explain to the obstinate Struth that the principles of delegation in law. As far as he is concerned, there is no such animal.

    By his theory, the Minister for Defence should personally sign off on every hiring, firing, purchase, promotion, training exercise and everything else that happens in his portfolio – because delegation of authority, even if provided for in legislation, is agin The Constitushion.

    Delegation must be done lawfully, of course, but there is no serious scholar – except Struth – who denies that it is not only legal, but necessary. That includes the handing over of powers from the Commonwealth to the States, which can be done, and can also be revoked if the Commonwealth wishes to do so. That is the essence of delegation – it is only ever on loan, if you like.

    Listening to him and his comrade trying to win friends and influence people is like being stuck in a Sydney taxi in the 1970s, with the driver ranting a monologue about what is wrong with the world and how only he knows how to fix it. Oh, and how stupid the average person is.

    Sad.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Totally off topic.

    In 1935, the last surviving Union veteran of the battle of Gettysburg, celebrated his one hundredth birthday.
    He was asked “To what did he attribute his longevity?”

    “Voting the straight Republican ticket” he replied. ” I’ve voted Republican ever since Abraham Lincoln was President.”

  216. DrBeauGan

    Your sneering at the self taught is comical, and shows an ignorance of real world experience.
    The institutionally educated aren’t usually very bright and there is no degree in integrity.

    + Lots.

    I’m a bit prejudiced on this because over 90% of the mathematics I know I taught myself, and for everything else it’s nearly 100% .

  217. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3531374, posted on August 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Leigh Lowe
    #3531366, posted on August 1, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    This tard professes to have piloted a plane, yet never looks under the bonnet of the car.
    /Happy flying

    Pick an average single engined, constant speed prop, maybe retractable gear light aircraft.
    Say the Kennedy Killer Saratoga.
    What maintenance activities can a pilot (who is not an AME or LAME) carry out on the engine, prop and other systems?

  218. NoFixedAddress

    Western Universities are NEW WORLD ORDER indoctrination centres.

  219. Leigh Lowe

    I’m a bit prejudiced on this because over 90% of the mathematics I know I taught myself ..

    Not … gasp … 93.1%?

  220. Eyrie

    Geez, Struth is talking about delegating LAWMAKING, not administration of the law. Pity you don’t know the difference.
    If ScoMo wants something done by the States, pass the law himself through Parliament and delegate the States to carry it out.

  221. johanna

    There is only one Ghost Riders in the Sky. The rest are inferior copies:

  222. calli

    Thanks for the sewing machine and Rorke’s Drift animation, Steve.

    Now I have a Men of Harlech earworm.

    On the Singers (mechanical kind) many stitchers still use the mighty Singer Featherweight 221, a magnificent, reliable lockstitch machine that was in production until the 60’s. The old 30’s and 40’s ones are collectors’ items – around 3 million produced, but many discarded when the new, electronic and zigzag machines came out. My friend has one and it’s a little beauty.

    I did my first machine stitching on an ancient Singer treadle. It was a museum piece in ‘65, but still went like the clappers. Willoughby Public, Girls’ section. 😀

  223. johanna

    Eyrie
    #3531417, posted on August 1, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Geez, Struth is talking about delegating LAWMAKING, not administration of the law. Pity you don’t know the difference.
    If ScoMo wants something done by the States, pass the law himself through Parliament and delegate the States to carry it out.

    Not you, too.

    Dennis Denuto is like Lord Denning compared to you lot.

  224. cohenite

    I long ago gave up trying to explain to the obstinate Struth that the principles of delegation in law.

    Delegation doesn’t take legal responsibility with it, in fact it reinforces it; a minister is responsible for the actions of his bureaucrats if they are acting on his instructions. Of course if the bureaucrats are off reservation then the minister has a defence, mitigated by the charge that he has not controlled his staff and been on top of his brief.

  225. calli

    The ankle biters are fed and bathed and sleepy eyed, smelling delightfully of soap and bubble bath. Littlest one off to dreamland in his travel cot.

    Almost time to carve the roast lamb. A night off from cooking for their exhausted parents.

  226. caveman

    Walter Rohrl drives an Audi

  227. Nick

    Oh yes, Mueslis are always exempt from any official opprobrium…even when they’re shooting, stabbing, running over, decapitating and spreading Wuhan flu.

    Yet, a subject such as a museum open day, the AFL, Moomba, you name it, will feature them front and centre.

  228. Eyrie

    What maintenance activities can a pilot (who is not an AME or LAME) carry out on the engine, prop and other systems?

    Section 8

    You can change or gap the sparkplugs, change oil and filter, replace seats and seatbelts, replace side windows but not windscreen, jack up one wheel at a time (but not more than one at a time) and change tube and tyre and lubricate wheel bearings (but not inspect for serviceability!!!??) . Service battery.
    Do minor paint repairs. Remove and replace inspection hatches.
    There are other things too IIRC.

    The REAL answer is anything you damn well like and know how to do properly behind closed doors as long as you aren’t silly enough to put it in the logbook.

    I know some excellent AME/LAME people. I also know some who are fvcking monkeys who I’d not let near my aircraft.

  229. Delta A

    I did my first machine stitching on an ancient Singer treadle.

    I have an old Singer treadle machine for sentimental reasons, not for general use.

    Daughter loved it when she was a child – son, too, for that matter. Now the gorgeous grandies test their co-ordination skills on my reliable little stitcher – they can even do it during a power failure.

  230. DrBeauGan

    I’m a bit prejudiced on this because over 90% of the mathematics I know I taught myself ..

    Not … gasp … 93.1%?

    Even more. 93.333333..% With the 33 recurring indefinitely.

  231. Cassie of Sydney

    “Yet, a subject such as a museum open day, the AFL, Moomba, you name it, will feature them front and centre.”

    Yep…all the feel good stuff…just to show what a multiculti, diverse, inclusive, bullshit society we’ve become.

  232. Delta A

    The ankle biters are fed and bathed and sleepy eyed, smelling delightfully of soap and bubble bath.

    Enjoy every minute of it, calli.

    Gorgeous grandies seem to grow up even quicker than their parents did.

  233. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3531430, posted on August 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    One also knows what makes the hour counter go around.
    (and monitor things)

  234. Eyrie

    I’d add – in Australia you are sometimes hundreds of kilometers from the nearest LAME. They may even lend you the special tools for a job (like removing a cylinder to free a stuck valve). I know one guy who had to do this at a remote location.
    Pal and I met a guy in Wyoming once who was building his own version of the ideal bushplane for Alaska. He was telling us about the Cessna 150 with big engine, converted to taildragger with Piper Super Cub main gear when it wasn’t on floats, flying commercially. We asked about the FAA (their CASA). The answer was ” the FAA understands that there are the lower 48 and Alaska where aviation isn’t optional”. Australia should be, but isn’t, regarded as Alaska.
    Later I heard a young hotshot was sent by the FAA to Alaska and he was “gunna sort out those cowboys”. I gather he lasted 3 weeks until somebody pointed out that polar bears don’t leave much behind.

  235. MatrixTransform

    while I check on my smoked Brisket.

    I’ve had Lamb Ragu with fennel seed, chili and orange peel on the burn for the last 3 hours

    what did you do with the brisket?

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