Open Forum: August 1, 2020

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  1. JC

    This is truly shocking. The rat wrote an economic illiterate piece, which the management objected too and wanted to take it down. She then called in her lawyers. How the fuck can this place fucntion properly?

    The saga of ABC chief economics correspondent Emma Alberici’s proposed redundancy at the ABC rolls on.

    A tortured “redeployment” process, in which the ABC looks for potential jobs that fit the “skill sets” of Alberici and others before their possible redundancies are finalised, is continuing.

    Diary hears parties representing Alberici have already fired a shot across the bow. We’re reliably informed that a letter has been sent on Alberici’s behalf to ABC management, detailing claims about unfair treatment by some of her colleagues.
    Read Next

    As this column mentioned last week, the ABC had already readied its lawyers to deal with any fallout from her potential redundancy.

    Alberici called in her own lawyers in 2018 in the wake of controversy over an analysis piece on corporate tax that attracted the ire of then prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. The piece was taken down, rewritten and reposted on the ABC’s website. It was claimed that the process left Alberici feeling she had been “thrown under the bus”.

    The New Daily later revealed that lawyers representing Alberici helped to negotiate the re-posting, as well as an agreed form of words to go with it — including a statement from the ABC reaffirming that it held “respect” for Alberici.

    But could an alternative job at the ABC still be a possibility?

    Well, there could be a precedent. Alberici was offered the option of a hosting gig on the ABC News Channel in 2018, soon after the kerfuffle over her corporate tax story, Diary is told.

    But we hear Alberici turned down the offer, opting to stay on as chief economics correspondent.

  2. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Dunderhead Dan Xi Man and his equally stupid loathsome accomplices should be dragged out into Spring St, administered a lengthy flogging and then hanged.

    Discuss. 👺

  3. cohenite

    A few days ago I posted a meta-analysis regarding SARS and MERS which argued the best treatment was a steroid and an antiviral, by far the best outcome on that data. It also included HCQ which demonstrated some benefit but had the highest side effect profile.

    Which study was that Mitch?

  4. Gab

    With a 98% recovery rate and deaths in the much older age group, for this Dan the ”EvilVirus” Man is destroying the economy. Madness and hysteria.

  5. Makka

    I’ll believe a real doctor with expertise at the coal face. Not a media tart,

    Dr. Harvey Risch, a noted Yale epidemiologist, has accused White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a “misinformation campaign” against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results in treating COVID-19 when used properly.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/yale-epidemiologist-accuses-fauci-running-disinformation-campaign?amp

  6. Struth

    You know the one – apparently (if you believe this blog) it’s a dastardly left wing conspiracy.

    Well a socialist is a left winger.
    And it isn’t a conspiracy when their leaders admit it.
    Everyone from the Marxists leaders of BLM to Guturres admit it.

    So fuck off trying to down play facts.

  7. Why people were moving to Joh Qld in significant numbers,

    That was because of Jeff Kennett’s flensing of the Victorian public service.

    Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Qld 1968 – 1987
    Jeff Kennett, Premier of Victoria 1992 – 1999

    Please explain how policies implemented by Premier Kennett chased Victorians into the welcoming arms of Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

    Consider this a thoughtful & intellectual challenge to your posted comment.

  8. Mitch M.

    MitchM,

    How the hell do they do randomized studies in mass life and death circumstances like where we are now? You deny people the drugs used on others and they all die? Sounds really bad.

    The meta-analysis was for SARS and MERS, not COVID. You can do randomised and controlled studies for COVID because every group will receive a therapy so it will be a contest between therapies not an untreated control group. The SARS and MERS analysis found steriod and an antiviral far and away the best treatment and there were untreated patients because at the time they didn’t have a clue what might work. What many people are forgetting is not whether HCQ works, there is enough evidence to justify 51 ongoing trials in the USA alone, but which is the best treatment.

  9. cohenite

    How the hell do they do randomized studies in mass life and death circumstances like where we are now? You deny people the drugs used on others and they all die? Sounds really bad.

    You ask their permission you knucklehead. You know zip about the SM now STFU.

  10. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    A tortured “redeployment” process, in which the ALPBC looks for potential jobs that fit the “skill set” of Alberscreechee …

  11. JC

    Trades

    Yes, Fauci has been a dishonest dick. On this, however, he didn’t need to lie because the Ford study was useless in showing hydro alone is effective as the steroids were used.

    Enough now.

  12. Stimpson J. Cat

    Look, don’t worry about it the Russians have the vaccine, guys.

    Beaten by the Commies.

    First it was Space, now it’s the China Virus.

    Ha ha ha ja ja ha!!!

  13. Leigh Lowe

    jo

    #3532773, posted on August 2, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I want to join the Mincing Mongrels. I will write in code so the AFP do not know who may or not be in charge. Ree Rowe can you send me the membership papers. I am in the process off digging up the Mx5s in the back yard. Can’t remember where I buried them.

    We are the Elite Magnificat Malicious Mincing Mongrels.
    I mean, are you up to it?
    We go hard from curfew up to curfew down.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Tell you what.

    Anyone from this day forward that runs for Parliament, regardless of affiliation, with a campaign slogan of ‘NEVER AGAIN’ will smash it.

    Landslide is too timid a word.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Joh’s Qld.

    Cheap smokes. Apparently.

  16. JC

    Cronkite

    My point is that it’s a harsh way of dealing with this stuff. Don’t read between the lines as you’re terrible at it. Even asking permission is very problematic.

    I’m sick in bed and a doc skulks in and says. We’re doing a study. In one there’s one single drug, while in another part of the study we’re using three drugs in combination.

    Of course, you being an imbecile would rush to the single drug. Me, being as smart as the razor would demand all three like yesterday.

    STFU about permission, you idiot.

  17. Nick

    I’m laughing. We all know to whom such laws, including a curfew, apply to and who it does not. This is how a Victoria got into this mess in the first place.

  18. Mater

    Please explain how policies implemented by Premier Kennett chased Victorians into the welcoming arms of Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

    It’s another “family narrative”.

  19. mh

    Message to Qld Premier:
    Ignore the bulldust from ScoMo that we are all Victorians now. That’s bullshit.

  20. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dunderhead Dan Xi Man and his equally stupid loathsome accomplices should be dragged out into Spring St, administered a lengthy flogging and then hanged.”

    You forgot “drawn and quartered and disembowelment”.

  21. Joh’s Qld.
    Cheap smokes. Apparently.

    Also cheaper grog, petrol, rego, no death duties, & so on.
    You name it, Joh took the government’s hand out of your pocket.

    Instead of kicking businesses in the private parts with a trebuchet (ALP style) Joh encouraged & facilitated business & enterpreneurship.

    Big difference.

  22. cohenite

    I’m getting an agnotological effect talking to you head prefect.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Also cheaper grog, petrol, rego, no death duties, & so on.
    You name it, Joh took the government’s hand out of your pocket.

    Free hospitals, too, from memory.

  24. Ignore the bulldust from ScoMo that we are all Victorians now.

    Scomo actually said that?
    FMD x 100

  25. notafan

    Shannon, Deery

    The answer is simple.

    It’s not an ‘actual’ disaster.

    Except for residents of a few nursing homes and their families.

  26. jupes

    Freo!

    Ha ha. Collingwood don’t like the hub!

  27. Free hospitals, too, from memory.

    Correct.
    You could see GP at the hospital if you were skint.

  28. mh

    Scomo actually said that?

    Yes.
    Yes he did.

  29. Nick

    I can’t wait till Stage 5 “the naughty step”

  30. JC

    Correct.
    You could see GP at the hospital if you were skint.

    Driller, anyone can go to a ER public hospital and a doc for nix. Go dust the bar please.

  31. notafan

    ‘Free’ hospitals would involve putting your hand in someone’s pocket.

  32. JC

    I can’t wait till Stage 5 “the naughty step”

    Is there a Stage 5?

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    Skan Kee Ho has some advice for Mr Andrews. Or was it Sun Tzu or Clausewitz or Napoleon:

    ‘He who defends everything, defends nothing.’

  34. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    You forgot “drawn and quartered and disembowelment”

    😣

  35. Nick

    There would have to be, JC

  36. ‘Free’ hospitals would involve putting your hand in someone’s pocket.

    Not in Joh’s Qld it didn’t.
    Hospitals were funded by the lottery.
    Purchasing a lottery ticket was a free choice in Joh’s Qld, there was no compulsion whatsoever.

  37. notafan

    Could someone send a memo to people who don’t want to do self isolation?

    Don’t get tested.

  38. notafan

    100 percent funded by a lottery.

    That’s amazing.

  39. Cassie of Sydney

    “I can’t wait till Stage 5 “the naughty step””

    Compulsory euthanasia.

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3533013, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I’m laughing. We all know to whom such laws, including a curfew, apply to and who it does not. This is how a Victoria got into this mess in the first place.

    Exactly right.
    For twenty years various inner city legal services have been running campaigns to exempt certain classes of “clients” from any accountability.
    Chasing a stolen car full of tall youths, or questioning suspected shoplifters or searching yoofs around an area where stabbings had taken place?
    It was all racial profiling.
    The most thorough and enthusiastic investigation carried out by VikPol in the Western Suburbs in the last twenty years was to discover which coppers printed and distributed stubby-holders with “Mudfish” printed on them.

  41. notafan

    Yes JC

    There is a stage 5.

  42. That’s amazing.

    Many things Joh organised were amazing.

  43. notafan

    If it stops the covid

    It’ll be worth it.

    Dan stockpiling death cocktails as we speak.

  44. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Stage 5

    It was described here recently. Face nappie, Erkos, red bonce underpants, french tickler, maid uniform and gumboots.

    For when Victoriastanians need to look both super serious and extra careful.

  45. Rockdoctor

    Yup when I as an adult spent my first stint in Queensland not long after Joh, cheapest Rego, cheap to live & rent, cheapest fuel. Care free great place to live & party as a youngster. Contrast now register a 6 cylinder is the most expensive in Aus p.a., my council rates on my Townsville house the most expensive I have ever paid (I have owned houses in other states) but seeing I am in NSW due to work I now pay a surcharge on already exorbitant rates as a non resident (something Qld Supreme Court overturned in 2014) and fuel isn’t cheap anymore up there. Lifestyle apart from the weather not so carefree anymore…

    Nothing in the Political establishment has changed, funny how corruption is only an issue when Liberal/National Governments are holding the levers…

  46. Gab

    Popped into my local supermarket this arvo, plenty of milk in stock but no cream. Must be lots of people in my area doing low carb.

  47. Mater

    There is a stage 5.

    Dan Andrews: “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit…it’s the only way to be sure.”

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hospitals were funded by the lottery.

    “Golden Casket?”

  49. Nick

    Twitter is truly the valley of the mong. #istandwithdan is actually a thing. FMD

  50. Gab

    I think hospitals are still funded by the lottery in WA, yes?

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Gab

    #3533045, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Popped into my local supermarket this arvo, plenty of milk in stock but no cream. Must be lots of people in my area doing low carb.

    Buy full cream milk.
    You can separate cream in the T*****mix.

  52. Boambee John

    It’s another “family narrative”.

    Is that another name for family mythology? Doesn’t the bin chicken claim that he aims to demolish myths? Except family ones?

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yup when I as an adult spent my first stint in Queensland not long after Joh, cheapest Rego, cheap to live & rent, cheapest fuel

    I’m remembering driving through Northern New South Wales, and the discreet signs, by the side of the road “Fuel at Queensland prices…”

  54. Tim Neilson

    The safest thing is for us all to just sit inside for a few weeks and ride it out.

    Maybe a harder, swifter lockdown from day one could have avoided so much pain for so many.

    SHANNON DEERY IS HERALD SUN STATE POLITICS EDITOR

    Yes, right up until the time that cases get low, restrictions are eased, cases start to go up again, everyone panics and restrictions are reimposed…

    We were told months ago that we couldn’t make the virus disappear, we could only “flatten the curve” as the virus wended its way through the community. The current tactics* seem based on the opposite idea. Instead of regarding the current level of cases as a “flattening”, the Hunchback et. al. seem to be hoping that if they cause enough economic destruction the genie will quietly get back in the bottle and just vanish without working its way through the population.
    [* certainly not a strategy]

  55. rickw

    #istandwithdan is actually a thing.

    Keep supporting this Mong you idiots, let’s fuck this up really good so you learn your lesson about voting for communist traitors with shoe size IQ.

  56. cohenite

    Just when you think the left and it’s various minions couldn’t get any more fucking stupid:

    Beyonce’s Black Is King receives rave reviews as visual album arrives during global conversation around race

  57. stackja

    Does Anyone Have the Courage to Indict Obama?

    I recently watched a documentary about how the U.S. government finally took down the mob (aka the Mafia). For decades, the U.S. government failed miserably. Why? Because it could only catch low-level “soldiers” in the act of a crime but never the mob boss (aka The Don).

    But Obama’s IRS crimes are a different story. Obama had his own personal government-sanctioned hit squad. Obama’s IRS thugs went after tea partiers, conservatives and groups that believed in the U.S. Constitution. Even the Mafia had more respect for the Constitution than Obama’s government gang.

    Obama’s IRS thugs went after Christian charities, Catholic professors and pro-life groups. It even went after Reverend Billy Graham. The Mafia had more respect for the church than the Obama Crime Family.

    A St. Louis anchorman who dared to ask tough questions of Obama said Obama’s IRS was sent to intimidate him. Even the Mafia knows never to touch the media.

    Obama’s IRS targeted pro-Israel groups. Even the greatest gangsters of all-time — Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel — were always friends of Israel.

    Don Obama had the IRS audit Republican donors, thereby crippling his political opposition. Even the Gambinos never figured out how to use the law to bankrupt the other Mafia families.

  58. Boambee John

    notafan
    #3533030, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:34 pm
    ‘Free’ hospitals would involve putting your hand in someone’s pocket.

    Funded by thd state lottery, the Golden Casket.

    Voluntary taxation, with a side bet on coming out ahead.

  59. Mitch M.

    Of course, you being an imbecile would rush to the single drug. Me, being as smart as the razor would demand all three like yesterday.

    There is a trial underway for that which will be completed Sept. 30. If you were really smart you’d look at all the available treatment options. HCQ is hitting the headlines but the other treatments aren’t because they aren’t politicized. If I had a choice it would be a steroid, ribavirin, and NAC(potent antithrombotic-fuck hat rat poison shit!-plus big energy boost that has been shown to help prevent T cell exhaustion in cancer immunotherapy which is probably also an issue in COVID because older people often have inflammaging and T cell depletion.)

  60. rickw

    You forgot “drawn and quartered and disembowelment”.

    I think eviscerated is the correct term?!

    I used to have to re-weld the checkers on the checker plate on the evisceration line. No idea why they just didn’t buy some more.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3533046, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    There is a stage 5.

    Dan Andrews: “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit…it’s the only way to be sure.”

    Shit!
    There was a terrible movie around ages ago with Dustin Hoffperson in it.
    Yuuuge disease cuts loose in a major city.
    Macho military guy wants to smoke the whole city with a “fuel-air bomb”.
    Dustin Hoffperson saves the day.
    Bomb drops into the sea.
    Happy ending.
    Apart from the dead.
    Obviously.

  62. stackja

    Dan allowed BLM march. Wuhan virus entered Dan towers. Virus let out of Dan hotel.

  63. Steve trickler

    For sound systems. Not mobile phones.



  64. JC

    notafan
    #3533040, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Yes JC

    There is a stage 5.

    Has any country or place hit that?

  65. feelthebern

    Bjelke Petersen was Premier of QLD until 1987.
    Kennett became VIC premier in 1992, after the state had a financial crisis.

    Tune in after a big day & this is what I sees with me peepers.
    What a retard.

  66. feelthebern

    Stage 5 is when you go all the way !

  67. JC

    Mitch M

    The steroids have cut the death rate in half, no?

  68. lotocoti

    Hospitals were funded by the lottery.

    If you paid extra on your drivers’ licence, you and yours got the Ambos FoC.
    Too tight for the two bucks per week?
    Expect a hefty bill for the triple 0 callout.

  69. C.L.

    Silly old Joh, hey.
    Left school at 12, lived in a shed for 13 years while he was a land-clearance contractor, pioneered dozer-to-dozer chain flattening of the land, got a pilot’s licence, became Premier, out-foxed QC Whitlam with the Albert Field appointment to the Senate (making Whitlam’s dismissal possible), funded hospitals with a lottery, crushed the Electrical Trades Union, made the modern Gold Coast possible …

    He had his faults but he achieved more in five years than all of the current Premiers have achieved in their entire careers.

    All without going to Uni.

    The media-favourite who came close to beating him – Keith Wright – also had his faults. Chief of which was that he liked raping children.

  70. Delta A

    Hospitals were funded by the lottery.

    The Golden Casket.

    Moreover, if one had private cover, they would actually be reimbursed after a hospital stay.

    My appendectomy in 1955 paid for the new lawnmower with which my brothers established their first enterprise.

  71. rickw

    Stage 5 is when you go all the way !

    Euthanising old people so they don’t die of COVID-19?

  72. feelthebern

    JC, I’m concerned about your man-love for Fauci.
    Very unsavoury.

  73. Snoopy

    Siltstone
    #3532706, posted on August 2, 2020 at 5:32 pm
    “We are all in this together” file

    ALPBC reports one new China virus case in Queensland:
    “The positive case was a returned traveller who recently returned from overseas and flew to Maroochydore from Sydney on Friday with Jetstar.”

    Flew into Sydney. Did not quarantine in a hotel. Flew on to Queensland. Did not quarantine in a hotel
    How so?
    Because, like Kerry Stokes and Dannii Minogue, special. A consular official. In government eyes, certain public servants don’t get China virus and cannot spread it and don’t have to conform the rules for plebs (because special).

    Is there just one member of our diplomatic corps who doesn’t deserve the worst?

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Tune in after a big day & this is what I sees with me peepers.
    What a retard.

    It’s a dangerous toad to snow.
    Er .. difficult road to sew.
    Um … hard roe to ho.
    Whatevs.

  75. Delta A

    There was a terrible movie around ages ago with Dustin Hoffperson in it.

    Outbreak.

  76. Roger:

    State of disaster declaration means Andrews can suspend Acts of parliament.

    Not the first time Labour has declared State of Emergency/State of Disaster – just to enable them to get goodies out of the taxpayer they normally aren’t entitled to.
    Last time was funding for personnel to campaign election.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    My appendectomy in 1955 paid for the new lawnmower with which my brothers established their first enterprise.

    To the Victa the spoils!!!
    .
    Sorry.
    It won’t happen again.

  78. JC

    Don’t be Bern. I think he’s a swamper and a liar, but on this point (above) he wasn’t because he didn’t need to. What he lies about is that the use of hydro may not be proven medically, but the risk reward is obvious.

  79. stackja

    Victoria’s State of Disaster ends hopes of an MCG Grand Final
    As Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced unprecedented lockdown rules for the state, any fading hope of the MCG hosting this year’s AFL Grand Final are gone, Jon Ralph writes. One ground is looming as favourite.

    Jon Ralph, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 2, 2020 7:40pm

    Victoria’s State of Disaster will ensure the AFL officially moves its Grand Final to a venue likely to be the Gabba and postpones any elite Under-18 football.

    The league continues to ponder a decision on where the Grand Final will be played but has said it would make a decision by August so the venue had time to prepare.

    Melbourne is now in hard lockdown until September 13 with curfews and heavy restrictions, while the Grand Final is slotted for an October 17 contest.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    Delta A

    #3533077, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    There was a terrible movie around ages ago with Dustin Hoffperson in it.

    Outbreak.

    That’s the one.
    Just checked it on the Googles.

  81. Delta A

    To the Victa the spoils!!!

    You’re a hoot, LL. 🙂

    Don’t ever change.

  82. Mitch M.

    JC
    #3533068, posted on August 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    Mitch M

    The steroids have cut the death rate in half, no?

    I can’t remember the exact value but it was close to half, perhaps .44. That was for a steroid AND an antiviral. HCQ did demonstrate benefit but on the basis of the MERS and SARS data I wouldn’t rate it as the best option.

    I was out by .01 …

    Subgroup analyses demonstrated that the combination of ribavirin and corticosteroids remarkably decreased mortality (RR 0.43, 95% CI 0.27-0.68). Overall, the quality of evidence on most outcomes were very low.

    Likewise, hydroxychloroquine improved radiographical result.

    For safety, ribavirin could induce more bradycardia, anemia and transaminitis[high liver enzyme levels]. Meanwhile, hydroxychloroquine could increase AEs[adverse events] rate especially diarrhea.

  83. rickw

    Well cats I hope you cleaned your rifles on Saturday even though I forgot to remind you.

    Now, more training!

  84. Mitch M.

    This is the German movie, Stalingrad. Not for the faint hearted.

  85. feelthebern

    If a thesis gets fact checked & is found to be a pile of turd, does the cutnpaster still get the doctorate?

  86. Nick

    You’re a hoot, LL. 🙂

    I give it five minutes before the usual suspects a. Use you of being an Owl.

  87. rickw

    Basketballer goes of the reservation:

  88. Old School Conservative

    Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Hot chicks and hardly any action.
    I could be at the rugby.

  89. stackja

    Richardson, Mervyn Victor (1893–1972)
    by Richard V. Wood

    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 16, (MUP), 2002

    ….

    In August 1952 he hit upon the idea of putting a Villiers engine on its side to drive a set of rotating blades. Within a few hours he had assembled the prototype of the Victa rotary lawnmower from scrap metal, billy-cart wheels, and a jam tin used as a petrol tank. To his family’s amazement the contraption cut fine grass with precision and yet could plough through long grass and weeds.

    Within three months thirty mowers had been sold. Burgeoning suburbs created an astonishing demand for the lightweight lawnmower which could turn backyards that had once been cow pastures or bush into civilized swathes of lawn. On Friday 13 February 1953 Richardson gave up his job and became full-time manager of Victa Mowers Pty Ltd. By 1958 the company had moved to a new factory at Milperra and its 3000 employees were building 143,000 mowers a year for export to 28 countries. In the 1960s Victa diversified: in addition to lawnmowers, the firm manufactured the ‘red phone’ (a private payphone system installed in shops and clubs), the Victa Airtourer (a light aircraft) and, for a short time, Victa project homes.

  90. JC

    I like this

    A group of people who think differently is a market.

    A group of people who think alike is a mob.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Flew into Sydney. Did not quarantine in a hotel. Flew on to Queensland. Did not quarantine in a hotel
    How so?

    Snoopy.
    I have picked up at least five similar stories.
    – passengers on flight JQxxx to contact Elf Dept.
    – passenger on flight tested positive.
    – positive test is returning overseas traveller
    This is after we were told that returning overseas travellers had to quarantine at the first arrival point (usually Melbourne or Sydney).
    So what are they doing on domestic flights?
    I have long suspected that they have been pulling “essential employee” bullshit, but are really just public servants with contacts.
    This one (returning Foreign Affairy) totally confirms that suspicion.
    But, fuck, I am picking up this obvious anomaly from published reports.
    What are journos doing?

  92. Pedro the Loafer

    To the Victa the spoils!!!

    from LL.

    Wins the interwebs today.

    Well played, Sir.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well cats I hope you cleaned your rifles on Saturday even though I forgot to remind you.

    Now, more training!

    When do we get round to “Lock and load?”

  94. feelthebern

    Watching PM Live for the first time in weeks.
    Wish I didn’t.
    What a fucking depressing old state of affairs.

  95. cohenite

    Meanwhile, hydroxychloroquine could increase AEs[adverse events] rate especially diarrhea.

    For head prefect that would be an improvement.

  96. feelthebern

    PM is now running through the numbers for beyond blue & lifeline.
    Geez.

  97. rickw

    This guys machinetool addiction is almost as bad as mine:

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    Weddings are banned in Victoria from 6 August.

    Banned.

    Jesus Christ. What sort of society bans marriage?

    Sorry pouves. Guess love isn’t love any more.

  99. Steve trickler

    Again, sound system needed. Ditch the phone.



  100. rickw

    When do we get round to “Lock and load?”

    That’s in the ultra advanced class in a couple of weeks time, sit tight!

  101. feelthebern

    Gladys will stage a photo op this week where she’s wearing a mask while shopping at Woollies in town after work.

  102. JC

    Architectural Porn.

    A beach house should be timber, concrete or stone. If the architect suggests something different , fire the fuck.

    http://www.jolson.com.au/portfolio/project-11-25/

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    Too faint of heart are our leaders to tell the Mo o o slies to behave themselves and abide by the strictures imposed on the rest of us. Mob gatherings actually encouraged so as not to disappoint the Prophet(PBUH).
    One would think that the Sheiks and Scholars would be shouting from their minarets for the faithful to
    avoid the gamble and control their feelings of entitlement for just this once. Nothing so far of any import, and no is suggesting that they would even be required to utter, “We’re all in this together,”

  104. feelthebern

    Bit boxy JC.
    Needs to be way more open.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    Weddings are banned in Victoria from 6 August. Banned.

    In keeping with tradition the banns will be posed at the church door.

  106. Mark A

    A duck was going to cross the road when a chicken came up and said Don’t do it mate,you’ll never hear the end of it!

  107. rickw

    Jesus Christ. What sort of society bans marriage?

    One that elects an egotistical commie fuckwit. ALP. Brace for phone calls tomorrow, it’s not going to be fun for you.

  108. Nick

    We need a Cat list of the things banned but not banned.

    Eg weddings. But……

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Weddings are banned in Victoria from 6 August. Banned.

    All those bridezillas who were just so looking forward to “their special day!”

  110. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3533103, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Watching PM Live for the first time in weeks.
    Wish I didn’t.
    What a fucking depressing old state of affairs.

    You’re right mate.
    Our house has been pulled asunder to (allegedly) make it better and Foxtel was off for a few weeks.
    Watched PML once last week.
    Atrocious drivel.
    Slipped badly.
    Sort of like the stallion called “FM Radio” got through the fence and serviced your mare “Tabloid Newspaper”.

  111. Weddings are banned in Victoria from 6 August.

    What the actual FUCK?!

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What the actual FUCK?!

    Have they banned that, yet?

  113. Mark A

    Why did Sean Connery adopt a cat?

    Teaching his dog to sit was too messy

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Ah. Weddings not banned.
    Just as it was everywhere for a while, numbers limited.
    $100,000 bashes with 250 hangers-on are definitely canned.
    Harried fathers-of-the-bridezillas everywhere are quietly fist-pumping.

  115. notafan

    Just referencing the hydrochloroquine medication debate.

    Why is it an issue? Seems like something of a red herring.

    Is there any evidence that anyone other than the frail elderly and people with serious co-morbities are dying under existing treatment regimens?

    And the very elderly only seem to be being offered palliative care so no actual effort going in to ‘cure’ them.

  116. Gab

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3533125, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    No because if your ”partner” lives outside of the 5km stasi zone, you can still visit him/her.

  117. Leigh Lowe

    In keeping with tradition the banns will be posed at the church door.

    Please Mayfly.
    No witty plays on words here.
    It is sooo not that sort of blog, dude.

  118. Weddings banned from 11.59pm on Wednesday.

  119. Old School Conservative

    Sky after dark has a morbid fascination, in addition to the good stuff of Jones, Dean, and some of Bolt:
    watching the slow decline of Richardson.
    Like Biden, his wife should just let him enjoy his last moments with friends and family in peace, away from the media.

  120. rickw

    Scraping 36” long Cincinnati shaper ram. (Love Cincinnati, lots of great architecture, lots of skilled European workers settled there so coal, iron ore, craftsman plus Ohio River makes a machinetool building hub, since destroyed by cheap third world labor.)

  121. Zyconoclast

    Nigel Farage hits out as ‘terrifying Paramilitary-style’ protesters join London BLM march

    Several hundred demonstrators marched through Brixton to demand reparations from the UK Government for the actions of the British Empire. The protest was supported by groups including the Afrikan Emancipation Day reparations march committee and Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide.

    The procession was largely peaceful, though there were some scuffles with police after protestors blocked a road leading to three arrests.

  122. Delta A

    From The OZ:

    STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS APPLYING TO METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE FROM 6PM SUNDAY AUGUST 2
    :

    Reasons to leave your house:

    • Stay at Home, except for four reasons: necessary goods or services; medical care or compassionate reasons; exercise, work and education if necessary.

    • Shopping for food and necessary supplies will only be allowed to occur within 5km of your home, or at the nearest available supermarket, limited to one person per household, once per day

    • Exercise will also be limited to within 5km of your home. Exercise can continue to occur with only one other person, and will be limited to once per day, for a maximum of one hour.

    • A curfew will apply from 8.00pm to 5.00am each night, with exceptions for work or medical care and caregiving.

    Exemptions include visiting a person with whom you are in an intimate personal relationship, including outside metropolitan Melbourne.

    You cannot leave metropolitan Melbourne for exercise. You may only leave metropolitan Melbourne for shopping for food and essential supplies if within 5 kms.

    Gatherings of people:

    • Private: no visitors.

    • Public: up to 2 people maximum, including a member of your household.

    Employer obligations:

    • Work from home: Must not allow employees to work from workplace if reasonably practicable to work from home

    Schools:

    • Remote learning state-wide, including Year 11 and 12s, except for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers.

    • Specialist schools open for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers. (from Wednesday, 5 August)

    • Childcare and kinder: closed, except for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers (from 11.59pm, Wednesday 5 August).

    • Higher education and TAFE: remote learning and training only

    Sporting activities:

    • Community sport: closed

    • Indoor sport and recreation: closed.

    • Outdoor sport: only allowed to exercise with one other person or a member of your household.

    • Recreation: activities such as fishing, golf, boating, tennis, surfing and drive range shooting are not allowed.

    • Outdoor sporting facilities: closed.

    • Swimming pools: closed.

    • Playcentres: closed.

    • Playgrounds: closed.

    Shopping, retail and personal services:

    • Restaurants and cafes: take away and delivery only.

    • Pubs, bars, clubs, nightclubs: closed, bottle shop and take away only.

    • Food courts: closed.

    • Beauty and personal care services: closed, apart from hairdressers.

    • Saunas and bathhouses: closed.

    • Auction houses: operate remotely.

    • Real estate auctions and inspections: operate remotely, and inspections by appointment.

    • Markets stalls: stalls can operate for provision of take away food and drink only.

    • Markets and shopping centres: open, subject to density quotient, but people can only visit for necessary goods and services.

    Entertainment:

    • Libraries and community venues: to host an essential public support service or funeral only.

    • Galleries, museums, zoos: closed.

    • Outdoor amusement parks and arcades: closed.

    • Indoor cinemas: closed.

    • Drive-in cinemas: closed.

    • Concert venues, theatres, auditoriums: closed.

    • Arenas and stadiums: closed.

    • Casinos and gaming: closed.

    • Brothels, strip clubs and sex on premise venues: closed.

    Ceremonies:

    • Religious ceremonies and private worship: broadcast only, limit of five people.

    • Weddings: not permitted (from 11.59pm, Wednesday 5 August).

    • Funerals: up to 10 people, plus those conducting the funeral.

    Attending a funeral is a permitted reason to leave home and a permitted reason to leave metropolitan Melbourne.

    Travel:

    • Travel in a vehicle with a person outside your household not permitted, with some exceptions

    • Travel within Victoria outside metropolitan Melbourne: allowed for work, education (if necessary), and care/compassionate purposes only

    • Holiday accommodation and camping: closed except for residents, emergency accommodation, or work purposes

    • Second place of residence – You cannot visit second place of residence with limited exceptions (e.g. emergency or maintenance; shared custody; to stay

    with intimate partner who does not live with you).

  123. Old School Conservative

    Weddings banned from 11.59pm on Wednesday.

    London to a brick there will be a Hazard-style dispensation soon.
    A senior politician perhaps, or one of the Untouchables (no not the Indians).

  124. Steve trickler

    Astonishing voice.



  125. rickw

    All those bridezillas who were just so looking forward to “their special day!”

    Just remember girls, if your angry and want revenge, take it out on the Bat Eared Mong!

  126. Gab

    Exemptions apply to anyone who is in an ”intimate relationship”, so they can visit them even outside of the Melb lockdown zone.

    Go figure.

  127. lotocoti

    Bit boxy JC.
    Needs to be way more open

    The 2012 New American Home is part of the same vernacular.
    How much room do you want from a two bedder?

  128. Old School Conservative

    How does a gentleman describe a lady friend now? “Intimate” may not cut the mustard with her.
    Asking for a gentleman friend.

  129. Zyconoclast

    In case you missed it

    Fourth plinth whipped cream, drone and fly sculpture unveiled

    On one level it is an absurdly large swirl of whipped cream with a cherry, a fly and a drone on top. On another it is the end of everything as we know it.

    Visitors to Trafalgar Square in central London have until spring 2022 to come to their own conclusions about the vast new artwork by Heather Phillipson, the 13th contemporary art commission to fill the fourth plinth.

  130. feelthebern

    Squeeze.
    Or squeezer.

  131. Delta A

    Exemptions apply to anyone who is in an ”intimate relationship”,

    So blokes sneaking off from the wife to visit the mistress is okay, Dan?

  132. mh

    According to BOM, from Tuesday to Friday in Melbourne the temp will not get above 12 degrees C.

  133. Who is going to get Corona from surfing or fishing???

    Bloody Victorians.

    What a bunch of whackadoodles.

  134. a reader

    Zyconoclast
    #3533140, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I had the misfortune of staying in Bayswater last year during the “Notting Hill Carnival.” I have never felt so uncomfortable in a Western country. Shop owners boarded up their shops, even McDonalds had taken preventative measures. An ankle deep sea of rubbish in every street in the surrounding suburbs and more scary drunks than I’ve ever seen. Thank God there wasn’t one of those BLM protests through the middle of it

  135. Mark A

    Fine, I will lower the mood further with my lame pics. then.

  136. Zyconoclast

    Protesters flocked to the Justice Center and the federal courthouse in Portland again on Friday night, lighting fires and burning American flags and Bibles in the streets.

    According to the Portland Police, which did not engage with demonstrators, the crowd lit several fires, including a large bonfire in the middle of the street in front of the federal courthouse. One video shows protesters feeding a small fire with Bibles, which were engulfed in flames:

  137. William the Conjuror

    Free hospitals, too, from memory.

    Correct.
    You could see GP at the hospital if you were skint.

    If you didn’t get tired of waiting many hours to be seen and go home, or die in the waiting area, you were eventually seen by someone who told you to go to the GP run by the hospital across the road.

  138. feelthebern

    Dan doing his best to match Cuomo.
    Quick reminder on Cuomo idiocy.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Broke the news to Mrs L:-

    Weddings banned from 11.59pm on Wednesday

    “32 years to fuckin’ late!” she says.
    The romance is not dead!!

  140. Leigh Lowe

    To, too, two.
    Jeez.
    Words mean what I choose them to mean.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Weddings banned from 11.59pm on Wednesday’

    Potential upside: No more MAFS.

    Only kidding. I don’t care. I don’t have to watch that shit.

  142. cohenite

    I wonder if this will get the same publicity as the book written by that sick niece of Trump:

    A “cold and ruthless” President Obama abandoned his Kenyan family in their greatest hours of need, according to a new tell-all by estranged half brother Malik Obama.

    “He got rich and became a snob,” Malik, 62, told The Post via Skype from his home in the Kenyan village of Nyang’oma Kogelo. “What I saw was he was the kind of person that wants people to worship him. He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that. I am his older brother so I don’t do that.”

    The book, “Big Bad Brother From Kenya,” a self-published memoir which Malik Obama spent 22 years writing, hit Amazon with little fanfare on July 11. In its 435 pages, Malik covers the long and gradual falling out between him and the former President, which culminated in Malik publicly endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2016.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Words mean what I choose them to mean.’

    Road hoeing blog wrecker.

  144. thefrollickingmole

    I warned you about letting him chook watch Dr Who episodes.
    Now he’s busy believing he was welcoming Kennett refugees before there was a Kennett.

    Still on the upside the idiocy has seen it remove itself, he didn’t just step on his own cock he danced “ la cuckaracha” on it wearing golf shoes.
    Might be good for 24 hours of silence before it dribbles back

  145. MatrixTransform

    at least we don’t live in a croc spot

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Still on the upside the idiocy has seen it remove itself, he didn’t just step on his own cock he danced “ la cuckaracha” on it wearing golf shoes.

    Brings tears to the eyes of a hardboiled egg, that would.

  147. cohenite

    The Outsiders has a good segment on Hydroxy; Trump sums it up by noting that if anyone else but him had endorsed Hydroxy it would be gang-busters. That and the fact big pharma can’t make a buck from it are the 2 obstacles to the use of Hydroxy. It’s astounding really that the hunchback has banned it because his chunk masters make widespread use of it. Diarrhoea my arse.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Gab

    #3533147, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Exemptions apply to anyone who is in an ”intimate relationship”, so they can visit them even outside of the Melb lockdown zone.

    OK.
    Challenge for gunner, aka Mr O’Malley.
    Go to a roadblock.
    Copper : “What is your reason for wanting to leave a designated LockDan area?”
    Gunner : “I am in an intimate relationship.”
    Copper : “Yes. And where does the other party live?”
    Gunner : “Trentham. And he needs me to service him … urgently.”
    Copper : “Ahem. Quite so. And what is the other party’s name?”
    Gunner : “John. John Dear.”
    .
    I Fuqhan Derya.

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  150. Yeah, amazing that Kennett could not only sack those public servants, but send them back in time at least five years.

    Maybe we could have him take out Gavrilo Princip, Lenin and Hitler.

  151. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3533169, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    ‘Words mean what I choose them to mean.’

    Road hoeing blog wrecker.

    Whatevs dude.
    Hoe!
    Hoe!
    Hoe Chi Minh!!

  152. Geriatric Mayfly

    STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS APPLYING TO METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE FROM 6PM SUNDAY AUGUST 2

    Do not trust any source regarding BatFlu. But does this mean the provinces are spared the latest edicts from Obergruppenfürer Dan the Desperate?

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australian Defence Force personnel to be sent to Perth quarantine hotels from tomorrow
    Peter Law
    The West Australian

    Troops will be sent into Perth’s quarantine hotels as early as tomorrow to help avoid a repeat of the security lapses that unleashed Victoria’s killer COVID-19 outbreak.

    Federal Defence Minister Linda Reynolds today approved a request from Premier Mark McGowan for up to 50 Australian Defence Force personnel to be sent into five hotels being used to quarantine interstate and international travellers.

    It’s expected a mixture of serving soldiers, Army Reservists and Navy sailors will be called upon to work alongside the 240 private sector security guards contracted by the State Government to patrol the hotels.

    ADF personnel — who were already assisting with screening at Perth Airport — don’t have powers of enforcement, but their involvement was considered crucial to ensure the hotel quarantine system operated professionally.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    Who is going to get Corona from surfing or fishing???

    Is surfing banned?
    Gonna be interesting.
    Had a little paddle yesterday.
    One of the local Plod was also there having a splash.
    Lucky bastard.
    Sharks won’t eat coppers.

  155. notafan

    No GM you get your portion. Mask and takeaway only

  156. Leigh Lowe

    Surfing confession KD.
    Brace yourself.
    I place my right foot to the front of the board.
    Yes.
    A goofy, moleduker, lefty.
    Can we still be friends?

  157. MatrixTransform

    Sharks won’t eat coppers.

    professional courtesy ?

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘at least we don’t live in a croc spot’

    I’ve got a couple of mates up here that appear to have married them.

    Which we can do, by the way.

    #notbanned

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah, amazing that Kennett could not only sack those public servants …

    Sack?
    Well not quite.
    Paid out.
    Generous packages.
    All voluntary.
    But the kicker which got them all hot in the tubes?

    A blanket ban on bringing them back within 12 months.
    The old “wink-nudge”, take a package, have a holiday, get a maaaate to hire you back schemes were over.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I place my right foot to the front of the board.’

    Sure we can still be friends.

    We’re talking dartboards, right?

  161. thefrollickingmole

    Our minesite had a crack at sending us back to virtual lockdown ( in WA) all because Perth had their tit in the wringer over Vic.
    Being the OH&S/ medic for the site me and the mine managers spent the morning crafting a way to tell Perth office (restrictions-none) to kindly find an expired ursine They could wear as a combo face mask/ hat*
    Seems to have worked at this stage

    * Ie: bash your head up a dead bears bum.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3533188, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Sharks won’t eat coppers.

    professional courtesy ?

    No.
    Discerning palate.
    Deceptive.
    Shaped like seals.
    Taste like shit.

  163. feelthebern

    Jeff Kennett sacking Vic teachers & sending them back in time to QLD.

  164. 132andBush

    I can see a quick $ in this intimate partner exemption.

  165. entropy

    mh
    #3533157, posted on August 2, 2020 at 9:48 pm
    According to BOM, from Tuesday to Friday in Melbourne the temp will not get above 12 degrees C.

    Mh! It might bottom out about that one or two nights here. If we are unlucky.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3533192, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    ‘I place my right foot to the front of the board.’

    Sure we can still be friends.

    We’re talking dartboards, right?

    No.
    Surfboard.
    Look, it isn’t easy to come out, but yes …
    I’m a lefty.
    A goofy-foot.
    A molyduker.
    And proud of it.
    .
    There. I said it.

  167. feelthebern

    Gunner : “John. John Dear.”

    There’s a hole in your plan (phrasing).
    The copper will have to tail you to said address (more phrasing).
    And witness the intimate coupling.

  168. MatrixTransform

    I declare the Clown Meeting officially open.

    Item 1:
    It has be bought to the board’s attention that some punters are taking things a little too seriously.
    I’m putting forward the motion that they should Get a Beer in Them.

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jeff Kennett sacking Vic teachers & sending them back in time to QLD.

    Is that anything to do with the old joke “You are now crossing the border into Queensland. Please set your watch back one hour and twenty years?”

  170. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3533199, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Gunner : “John. John Dear.”

    There’s a hole in your plan (phrasing).
    The copper will have to tail you to said address (more phrasing).
    And witness the intimate coupling.

    Copper : “But, sir. It’s a tractor.”
    Gunner : “How dare you! Love is love. Green tractors matter!!”

  171. thefrollickingmole

    Bern.

    Anything’s a vagina. If you are brave enough*

    * though if you are coupling with the pto then I’d add “once” to that line.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘A molyduker.’

    Yeah, ok. Surfing.

    But all the time? Oo-er.

  173. feelthebern

    Front page has a great pic of Dan tomorrow.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3533204, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    ‘A molyduker.’

    Yeah, ok. Surfing.

    But all the time? Oo-er.

    Ah, well, look.
    Two handed sports (cricket, golf) … righty
    But you now might want to sit down.
    Single handed sports (tennis) … lefty.
    And bowling for da cricket … lefty leper.

  175. 132andBush

    I’m putting forward the motion that they should Get a Beer in Them.

    Agreed
    Which orifice?

  176. Dave in Marybrook

    Bloke got nibbled at my one and only surf spot.
    Friday midday.
    Yeah nah I can’t get into teaching the kids to surf. Not only is it a massive thief of time, unless you actually live at the break a la Taj Burrow, but it’s a pointless exercise unless you win enough sponsorship a la Taj Burrow.
    Tell you what tho, bored surf “widows” are ripe for the plucking around here. I can close my eyes and think of half a dozen, regularly deserted every weekend and for fortnight-long surf trips up the coast or Indo by their skeg head hubbies who really should have more grounded priorities, ie their own kids for a start.
    I can only speculate that they’re gay.
    What really hurts is, Taj Burrow pinched my first girlfriend. Nice enough bloke tho. His dad is a handy guitarist, but unimaginative.

  177. MatrixTransform

    point of order …

    the definition of “beer” does not include Great Northern. The Mexicans have complained that it’s a rip-off of corona

  178. Leigh Lowe

    the definition of “beer” does not include Great Northern. The Mexicans have complained that it’s a rip-off of corona

    Ah, Mr Chairman, what is the alcohol content of Great Northern?

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Ha, ha, Dave.
    Nah, I did a bit of surfing in my teen years, but only on and off since then.
    Couple of old boards in the shed which are roughly the size of a small oil tanker, so you can catch a wave on a millpond.
    No threat to the pro circuit.

  180. MatrixTransform

    where’s my gavel ?
    ffs!

  181. mh

    Brothels, strip clubs and sex on premise venues: closed.

    What exactly is a sex on premise venue?

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Two handed sports (cricket, golf) … righty’

    That’s fine then. The rest are pastimes.

    Jesus.

  183. MatrixTransform

    What exactly is a sex on premise venue?

    this used to be on but the Crazy Old Mole shut it down

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3533219, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    ‘Two handed sports (cricket, golf) … righty’

    That’s fine then. The rest are pastimes.

    Jesus.

    Yeah.
    I know.
    I thought Nathan Buckley playing tennis might validate it.
    But no.
    Anyway, I identify as a righty.

  185. Mark A

    Cenosillicaphobia

    Do you suffer from this malady?
    The cure is simple, just fill’er up again.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    What exactly is a sex on premise venue?

    Basically anything.
    Masturbating in an MX5 in the Woolworths carpark counts I think.

  187. 132andBush

    Thanks for that article, Mitch.

  188. MatrixTransform

    item 2:
    bloke’s night at the Cat is henceforth confined to “between 10 and 11 pm on Sunday nights”
    biatches

  189. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of tennis.
    I just fell through a wormhole into a parallel universe tonight.
    Nick Kyrgios on the news.
    Looking serious.
    Like “Walter Cronkite telling us Jack Kennedy bought the farm” serious.
    Nick telling us he would permit the US Open to proceed “as long as people behave responsibly.”
    Yuuuge balls Nick.
    Fucking gold.

  190. rickw

    Fun fact, you start a Jumo 004 exactly the same way you start your pull start lawnmower!

  191. Zyconoclast

    Maaates

    Michael Coutts-Trotter’s journey from drug smuggler to head of the justice system

    At his 1986 trial he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a maximum of nine years in prison, but served just under three, at the notorious Long Bay jail.

    Mr Coutts-Trotter later completed a communications degree at the University of Technology and was given a job by then NSW treasurer Michael Egan. From there he cultivated a career in public service,

    From the comments:

    partog
    11 HOURS AGO
    I too applaud Coutts – Trotter for the way in which he has been rehabilitated. However, during his term as Director -General of Education in NSW, I often wondered how a person with a similar criminal record to his would have fared in seeking employment as a teacher, let alone landing the top job.

    Kristina Lockley
    12 HOURS AGO
    I hope others who have convictions for similar offences can hope to achieve what he is achieved. However, even low paid / low skill jobs can require a criminal history check which puts a lot of people behind the eight ball when it comes to re entering society and trying to be a meaningful member of society.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3533226, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    item 2:
    bloke’s night at the Cat is henceforth confined to “between 10 and 11 pm on Sunday nights”

    Point of order!!!
    The Cat shall be an exclusively male club.
    Cows allowed in to clean up on Sunday mornings and to make scones and sandwiches before golf on Wednesdays.

  193. Steve trickler

    The AFL needs to be ditched. Happy to see a group start a new league.

  194. Harlequin Decline

    Mitch M.
    #3533215, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Mitch,

    The sample size is only 35, a mix of male and female. With such a small sample I think any results would be suspect.

  195. Makka

    Why is it an issue? Seems like something of a red herring.

    Not at all. One of the key pillars underpinning the false logic of the lockdown is that people affected are all gonna die. Or, our hospitals will become swamped with covid patients. Successful HCQ treatment has the potential to significantly undermine those 2 arguments and therefore dissolve the reasoning behind the devastating lockdown. Big embarrassment ensues for all the “experts”, politicians and their “science” boffins careers in ruins, public extremely angry, Big Pharma $ not realised……

    They (the powers that be and those who back them) have to keep the HCQ bad nonsense alive. They have no other choice now.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Public holiday tomorrow.

    Opportunity to extort some cash from the punters hungry for boiled-up tubes of discarded appendixes.

  197. Makka

    There are so many published, peer reviewed papers which show HCQ being used in anti cancer and anti microbial treatments.

    The press and a few dupes have really done a number on real research.

  198. MatrixTransform

    boiled-up tubes of discarded appendixes.

    its called ‘charcuterie

    ffs

  199. Makka

    dotty,

    Doing a number is understating it IMO. HCQ represents an viable opportunity to live with the virus without destroying economies and peoples lives. I saw a Gates interview where he was saying a new vaccine may require multiple injections. Fkg $ Billions.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘charcuterie’

    Forcemeat. Yes. A million times yes.

  201. min

    Mitch. M I am noticing Cognitive decline since the lock down in my cohort 70 pluses who were mentally active members of University of the Third Age . The lack of social contact is not good .

  202. It would cost billions anyway because the price of HCQ would rise if 350 million or so doses were prescribed.

    HCQ works, the tests often don’t and the vaccine may never work as desired.

    “First do no harm” – prescribe HCQ.

  203. Mitch M.

    Harlequin Decline
    #3533232, posted on August 2, 2020 at 11:02 pm
    Mitch M.
    #3533215, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Mitch,

    The sample size is only 35, a mix of male and female. With such a small sample I think any results would be suspect.

    35 is small and does raise concerns.

    These are identified people with caregivers so that might make it difficult to enlarge the sample size. They should have partitioned the APOE 4 subjects. The average BMI is low while average education is high. The average MOCA score(Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test for Dementia) is also high, which would restrict the number available for the program. It looks like a rather skewed sample which is not surprising because they recruited via media and then chose those who met the criteria. It is a long term study, very expensive to conduct given the method, that is probably why they limited the sample size. I’ll give them credit for trying this intervention with such problematic subjects!

  204. MatrixTransform

    A million times yes

    Un million de fois oui
    those Frenchies.
    what a way with words eh?

  205. Rex Anger

    Forcemeat. Yes. A million times yes.

    PHRASING!

    😀

  206. Makka

    “First do no harm” – prescribe HCQ.

    Yep;

    “In a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) presents a frequently updated table of studies that report results of treating COVID-19 with the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ, Plaquenil®).

    To date, the total number of reported patients treated with HCQ, with or without zinc and the widely used antibiotic azithromycin, is 2,333, writes AAPS, in observational data from China, France, South Korea, Algeria, and the U.S. Of these, 2,137 or 91.6 percent improved clinically. There were 63 deaths, all but 11 in a single retrospective report from the Veterans Administration where the patients were severely ill.”

    https://aapsonline.org/hcq-90-percent-chance/

  207. MatrixTransform

    Item 3:
    The Dark Cherry Ripe is the pinnacle of chocolate available at ColesWorth.

    and cptn Cook statues should be torn down and cherry ripe statues should be ripped open asap

  208. Gab

    It’s almost midnight here and there’s some dumb bird chortling away in a tree. Sounds like a magpie/ WTF is wrong with it?! Bruce, get in here and explain this.

  209. Fortran tales of animal intelligence.

    Shoot the fucking thing.

    Oh wait Gab. You’re under curfew. 😏🤣

  210. MatrixTransform

    and there’s some dumb bird chortling away in a tree.

    they’re rooting
    old fella maggie was stealing coir from the hanging baskets under the veranda last week

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3533242, posted on August 2, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    ‘charcuterie’

    Forcemeat. Yes. A million times yes.

    Charcuterie.
    It is so not just forcemeat.
    It is cured.
    It is brined.
    It is smoked.
    It is salamis from exotic Tuscan pigs aged for 6, 12 or 24 months.
    It is jamon from Spain … (get the pronunciation right)
    It is sooooo many things.
    But one thing it always is in snooty wine bars … eye-wateringly expensive.

  212. Fisky

    Ceremonies:

    • Religious ceremonies and private worship: broadcast only, limit of five people.

    • Weddings: not permitted (from 11.59pm, Wednesday 5 August).

    • Funerals: up to 10 people, plus those conducting the funeral.

    • Protests: up to 20,000 participants for progressive causes like Black Lives Matter, masks and social distancing optional; all other protests strictly prohibited with fines of $100,000 per participant.

    I may have amended that ever so slightly.

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Steve trickler

    #3533231, posted on August 2, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    The AFL needs to be ditched. Happy to see a group start a new league.

    The time is right for fracture.
    Pay cuts, Kung Flu, plunging TV rights $, disgruntled WAGS.
    Seriously, people would watch World Series Footy, with a few modified rules (ie go back to what it was 20 years ago).

  214. I may have amended that ever so slightly.

    The Brisbane BLM protest was over 30,000
    (Big state – we do things in a big way – & it would have been spect-ruddy-tackuler if COVID had got loose among a crowd of 30,000

    Qld Police stood like limp dicks & watched 30,000 at the protest, as the crowd packed onto a traffic bridge & crossed the river.
    A week or so later they turned up in a pack of Fifteen undercover & fined the Injune pub $6720 for not having a properly kept sign-in book. (Yeah, you may have to use google to find Injune – the cops probably needed to as well, to find the place)

  215. johanna

    The admirable Monica Showalter at American Thinker skewers the pro-trannies:

    ‘Individuals with a cervix’ – women reduced to body parts under transgender orthodoxy
    By Monica Showalter

    Transgenderism has a way of penalizing women, and it’s not just from the entry of biological men into the realm of women’s sports.

    Suddenly, women are being reduced to body parts, commodified, based on the strange contortions of recognizing men with body dysmorphia as actual women, and vice versa. To accomodate this small group of people, women are being reduced to spare parts.

    Here’s what the Daily Mail reports:

    The American Cancer Society has been slammed for using the phrase ‘individuals with a cervix’ in its latest pap screening advice, rather than women.

    Cervical cancer screening is now recommended to start at 25, instead of 21, and HPV testing should begin at 25 rather than 30.

    But in updating its advice, the ACS used ‘individuals with a cervix’, rather than ‘women’ in their guidance, because transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals can also have a cervix.

    And they might add, men with all the innate biology of men, are now in some absolute way, ‘women.’

    Et tu, American Cancer Society?

    It is very scary how the pro-trannie movement has infiltrated the institutions. I recall reading something along similar lines recently that said that ‘mother’ should be deleted as a term, because it discriminates against trannies who don’t have wombs.

    How this puny of puniest minorities has bushwhacked the medical profession, the legal system, and politicians is both frightening and awesome. Talk about ninja skilz!

    Perhaps conservatives should take some notes.

  216. stackja

    Stage four lockdown’s impact on Victorian businesses revealed
    Thousands more Victorian jobs are set to be lost with the widespread shutdown of businesses expected when the full extent of harsh stage four lockdown restrictions are revealed on Monday.

    John Masanauskas, Grace McKinnon and Tamsin Rose, Herald Sun
    August 2, 2020 11:35pm

    Thousands more Victorian jobs are expected to be lost with the widespread shutdown of businesses under the harsher lockdown imposed by the state government.

    Government and industry groups were negotiating on Sunday night over which businesses could continue to operate amid drastic fears for the state and national economies.

    Food and beverage retailers will stay open and hospitality venues still be able to offer takeaway services, with announcements expected on Monday about which other businesses and industries will be able to trade as essential services.

    A limited number of abattoirs are expected to continue as others come online to maintain meat supplies if they are hit by outbreaks.

    Urban Development Institute of Australia state chief executive Danni Hunter said the construction sector was trying to convince the government that work should continue if it was safe to do so.

    “We’ve proven that there have been very low numbers of cases in the building industry, and if there are they’ve been dealt with effectively and swiftly to make sure sites can reopen and workers are safe,” she said.

    Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Paul Guerra said it was very tough for Victoria.

    “Stage four will mean the end for many businesses, with thousands more jobs set to be lost. Business will take a further hit with employees now also having to supervise school-age children at home again, and childcare centres closed for the first time,” he said. “Victorian businesses are going to need cash to survive these six weeks … then we’ll need certainty to build a runway so we can come out of this.”

  217. johanna

    Looks like most Cats and Kittehs are tucked up in their baskets, snoring gently (one hopes). Those in East Germany, formerly Victoriastan, may be sleeping less soundly than the rest. There is always the fear of the knock on the door. Because Dictator Dan now has teams of coppers backed with ADF peeps knocking on doors to make sure that the lepers are staying at home.

    Speaking of lepers, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has infuriated dyed in the wool Dimmocrats in the Dimmocrat heartland of Hawaii by dissing Saint Father Damien, a Catholic missionary who came to the islands in the C19th and devoted his life to caring for lepers, then isolated on a few islands. He eventually contracted leprosy, now called Hansen’s Disease and treatable – and died of it.

    He is a revered figure in Hawaiian history, and has a statue or two to prove it. AOC called him a symbol of male white supremacy, and Hawaiians are not impressed, to put it mildly. They are ropable. Some bigmouth NYC wannabe is dissing one of their heroes.

    Identity politics is a very dangerous game.

  218. Tom

    What happens to old political hacks when they blow up their political careers? Well, in Australia, from Hawke and Keating onwards, they all go to work for the Chinese Communist Party and its satellites. From the Paywallian’s Media Diary:

    In a climate where tensions have rapidly escalated with Beijing, Chinese telecom giant Huawei is wheeling out the media big guns to change the narrative.

    The all-star pro-Huawei media cheerleading push is being led by ex-senator Nick Xenophon, now Huawei’s handsomely paid external lawyer, who has passionately defended the Chinese telecom giant everywhere from Sky News to the ABC News Channel and Q&A.

    When Diary on Friday called Xenophon on the fact he was popping up everywhere to defend Huawei, he joked: “You clearly watch too much TV at the most inopportune times.”

    But Xenophon is very keen to stress he isn’t Huawei’s local spinner. On Sky News, he firmly
    picked up his fellow ex-senator Cory Bernardi on that point.

    “Cory, (I’m) not a spokesman for Huawei _but a lawyer for Huawei. Big difference!,” Xenophon scolded.

    The common link between Xenophon’s interviews on Sky, Q&A and the ABC News Channel in recent weeks has been to vigorously defend Huawei’s record in Australia. But his paid advocacy has seen criticism from ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull, who wants him to join the Foreign Influence Register.

    When Diary spoke to Xenophon, he again reiterated that he wasn’t a Huawei PR. “I’d be just as happy not to do the media interviews. But I just think Huawei has been treated really unfairly,” he told us. “To accuse them of things that have no basis in fact is fundamentally unfair. There’s never been any suggestion they’ve done anything wrong in terms of security.”

    This may also seem unfair to Xenophon, but those words sound awfully like those of, well, a Huawei spokesman.

    The only thing good you can say about Lord Trumble is that he hasn’t — yet — sold out to the CCP.

  219. johanna

    The only thing good you can say about Lord Trumble is that he hasn’t — yet — sold out to the CCP.

    As far as we know, Tom. I wouldn’t be betting the house on it.

    As for Xylophone, just goes to show that many people who strive for political office or influence are just a wee bit flexible. Wasn’t he passionately anti-pokies?

    Not a peep on the topic nowadays.

  220. Nob

    Turnbull is on an Unherd video warning about China so I’m prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt on that issue.

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