Tuesday Forum: August 4, 2020

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  1. P

    Winston Smith
    #3534532, posted on August 4, 2020 at 2:45 am
    Just a reminder of things past:

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

  2. Bruce in WA

    Curse you, Custard! Forced off the podium by your nimble forefinger!

  3. custard

    I dedicate this thread to the poor bastards in Danistan who are being right royaly f’d over

  4. Bruce in WA

    I dedicate this thread to the poor bastards in Danistan who are being right royaly f’d over

    I was annoyed to read in this morning’s Worst Australian newspaper that here has been a return to restrictions in SA in response to a “surge” in infection. Then further in you read it’s two new cases and eight active cases in the entire state!

    FMD, the media have much to answer for. Reports, especially from the ABC (spit) are causing my wife stress and anxiety to the point she is almost beside herself worrying about our daughter (Sydney) and her sister (USA). I try to reason with her, but it’s beyond that now.

  5. Boambee John

    From the old tgread

    “On at least three or four occasions in the last week, we’ve had to smash the windows of cars and pull people out to provide details because they weren’t telling us where they were going, they weren’t adhering to the Chief Health Officer guidelines, they weren’t providing their name and address.”

    But some bloke could be tailed by VikPol for hours, hoon around outside Flinders St Station for a while, then drive away, knocking pedestrians over and killing half a dozen, and police “protocols” prevented any action before the killing started?

  6. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    I’ll have a dozen thanks

  7. woolfe

    Custard,
    Claiming 2 places in the top 15 could lead to deportation to Danistan.

  8. Hodor

    Caught one.

    Sympathies to my son and all others stuck in Danistan by a commie

  9. Tom

    I’ll have a dozen thanks

    Flake and minimum chips for me, Mick.

  10. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Twenny Woo Hoo

  11. P

    Covidism as an ‘ideology’
    Covidism is considered enlightened and progressive, while scepticism is considered conservative or even reactionary

  12. thefrollickingmole

    From ye oldde thread.

    Makka
    #3535052, posted on August 4, 2020 at 1:25 pm
    About SFA, Ive got some 40 year old on site who are testaments to pharmacology.

    Most sites I’ve worked on have around 30% on some kind of medication or other. Mostly psyche related. All ages. It has to be declared.

    We have about the same % here on site on mood adjusters, a bit of a worry at times.

    Also in bragging news Im now a certified Paramedic (diploma anyway), currently waiting for my registration to come through after finishing all the coursework.

  13. incoherent rambler

    The situation in VIK is becoming dire.
    The streaming pus on the rectal carbuncle (otherwise known as Dan) of Viktoristan has threatened more of the same and a Vaseline shortage is looming!

  14. incoherent rambler

    I’ll scrub the thread down, later this afternoon.

  15. thefrollickingmole

    Also as predicted the WA slimebag, Quigley, the attorney general for WA has installed magical vagina and indigenous magistrates to take over the services provided by JPs in court in WA.

    five of the six appointees have worked with the Aboriginal Legal Service, in line with the Attorney General’s efforts to improve representation of indigenous people and cultural competence in the Magistrates Court.

    “In particular, all the appointees have a solid understanding of the complex issue of family and domestic violence and a demonstrated level of Aboriginal cultural competency, both of which are vital for appointment to the position of magistrate, particularly in regional areas.

    We have judicial appointments based on race & sex now.
    Thats where we are at.
    Thanks 2020.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Drinkng to mutch and starting two early.
    I dedicat this thresd to absinthe friends.

  17. MatrixTransform

    who would click a link posted by The Inquisition?

  18. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler

    #3535067, posted on August 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    The situation in VIK is becoming dire.
    The streaming pus on the rectal carbuncle 

    There is altogether too much bottom talk on this blog
    I forbid it forthwith, in accordance with my guidelines.

  19. MatrixTransform

    this weather cell comes with on on off again wind that precedes hail.

    come on hewey … bring it.

    after that its time for the beach

    is it red beanies on Tuesdays still or has Maximum Leader had another press conference ???

  20. So frollickingmole, the workplace itself is a good indicator of the population writ large, except for speciality areas, of which law would be one.
    So what I mean is, say 5 percent of the population are Aboriginal, you would think that building or other fields of endeavour would have that population of blacks. And just used that field as an example.
    Now head to law or medicine. I would expect not 5 percent of Aboriginal people in any of those fields. Those are beyond the means of all but a handful of blacks. Which is ok. But I wouldn’t expect to be operated on by a shaman who once cured a rash with poppyseed.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    A mask-dodging Frankston woman could be jailed after allegedly smashing a police officer’s head into the ground several times during a confrontation on Monday.

    Please.
    All youse interstaters.
    You need to understand this is Franger.
    This was standard fare even before Kung Flu.
    Last year the trigger would have been being pulled over for a threadbare tyre, or questioned about the shoplifted items stuffed in her activewear, or being asked about collecting Centrelink under two names.
    Today it just happens to be masks.

  22. H B Bear

    With 5/6 magistrates ex-ALS life will be more interesting in NW WA.

    Quigley must have gone to the Rob Hulls School of Judicial Apointments. Still if it’s only Magistrates Court there is another couple of chances to get it right.

  23. MatrixTransform

    Frangers.
    What a classy joint.

    Our Tech school didn’t have yr 12 … stopped at yr11 probs because their mandate was to make fodder for the machines by turning out tradies.

    Anyway, did yr 12 at Frankston Tech.
    Then spent the next 4 yrs doing electrical/electronical stuff … at Frankston

  24. calli

    Nearly 75 years since Little Boy did his thing.

    Just don’t get any ideas about Melbourne.

  25. H B Bear

    Do they have the Franga woman on video? People could do with a laugh.

  26. John A

    Bruce in WA #3535020, posted on August 4, 2020, at 1:09 pm

    FMD, the media have much to answer for. Reports, especially from the ABC (spit) are causing my wife stress and anxiety to the point she is almost beside herself worrying about our daughter (Sydney) and her sister (USA). I try to reason with her, but it’s beyond that now.

    Time to jam the ABC frequencies or otherwise prescribe “cold turkey” for the sake of your spouse’s sanity.

  27. Megan

    Do you need on more in the top 50 to make up the full militia?
    I’ll volunteer!

  28. Fisky

    Property market in free fall –

    Joe Cautec
    @JCautec
    Agents are getting desperate. I put an offer with a discount of 40% on asking price. Had a call in 5minutes. She sounded deflated when I said I wouldnt pay a cent more. Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy I provided her a comparable recent sold comp to support it, she went quiet after that.

    @justthink1

  29. Mother Lode

    Ahhhh!

    Pages down in the single digits.

    The year feels it has died;
    And day’s behind the mask;
    Mask-trapped breath is pungent;
    Our wings now inward furled;
    The lark’s is mute outside;
    The snail’s creeps up the glass:
    Sinc’s in his dungeon—
    All’s right with the world!

  30. Makka

    Also in bragging news Im now a certified Paramedic (diploma anyway), currently waiting for my registration to come through after finishing all the coursework.

    WD mole, congrats.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Sorry.
    Late request from JC now added to the Cardigan Army marching song shortlist :-
    1. Hail to the Bus-driver;
    2. I’m a Logistician (and I’m OK);
    3. The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round;
    4. Sikh Dazed on the Road (a tribute to chickin truck drivers).
    5. Ghost Riders in The Sky.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    FMD, the media have much to answer for. Reports, especially from the ABC (spit) are causing my wife stress and anxiety to the point she is almost beside herself worrying about our daughter (Sydney) and her sister (USA). I try to reason with her, but it’s beyond that now.

    This is why we should never let the silly cows [listen to the radio / leave the house / speak without being spoken to / drive cars / vote / go to school]*.
    .
    * strike out that which doesn’t apply.**
    .
    ** what am I saying? They all apply.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    Good work mole.

    Hopefully Liability Bob will persist with his tradition of arguing with people in their own fields of recognised expertise, as he tried (only once, maybe twice) with BoN on matters of science stuff by taking you on over trauma care or similar, thus offering an opportunity for further entertainment for the rest of us bandaid-putter-onerers.

  34. Makka

    Minneapolis Police email- If faced by a criminal, surrender and be prepared to be robbed ;

  35. Leigh Lowe

    … by taking you on over trauma care or similar, thus offering an opportunity for further entertainment for the rest of us bandaid-putter-onerers.

    Bob lecturing on matters medical.
    Just had a flashback to an annoying incident at work a couple of years back.
    Had a bit of a headache (my absinthe friend may or may not have been involved).
    Went to get a couple of Disprin out of the medical kit.
    Bzzzt.
    HR has to call a First Aid Officer to give you the full Q&A about it.
    “Forget it” I said. Down to Chemist Warehouse for a pack of 24.
    HR lady seething that I refused to play ball.
    I kept them on my desk and used to offer them around like lollies when she was in earshot.

  36. Chris

    BRUCE IN WA:
    I wish to report your olives (offered in the Open Fred, picked ANZAC Day) have been successfully preserved and are absolutely delicious!
    Now trying to figure out the herbal marinade thing. My son is into black garlic and cooked some up with rosemary and fennel and it made a great marinade.
    I thought it would be good just to chop a whole pile of fresh herbs and mix with oil, but after a day or a week in the mash, I could hardly taste it.
    Whatever, they are scrummy. I did about 8 litres of them, now bottling into Roses Marmalade bottles for family.

  37. Bruce in WA

    BRUCE IN WA:
    I wish to report your olives (offered in the Open Fred, picked ANZAC Day) have been successfully preserved and are absolutely delicious!
    Now trying to figure out the herbal marinade thing. My son is into black garlic and cooked some up with rosemary and fennel and it made a great marinade.
    I thought it would be good just to chop a whole pile of fresh herbs and mix with oil, but after a day or a week in the mash, I could hardly taste it.
    Whatever, they are scrummy. I did about 8 litres of them, now bottling into Roses Marmalade bottles for family.

    Pleased to hear it, Chris! Now you need to try my homemade limoncello to go with them 😀

  38. Megan

    Mine too, Bruce! Forgot my manners in all this utter BS in Trashcanistan on the Yarra. Followed instructions to the letter and they turned out perfectly.

  39. Megan

    Hit us with the limoncello, Bruce. We have a surfeit from our little lemon tree that could with no one to give them to because covidology. Have already made more lemon butter than I will ever eat.

  40. P

    Scare us.
    Mask us.
    Silence us.
    Separate us.
    Racially divide us.
    Limit police to protect us.
    Vaccinate us.
    Track us.
    Less of us.
    Control us.

    https://twitter.com/LLinWood/status/1290484559998382092

    h/t comment at conservativetreehouse Presidential thread, P1, Aug 4

  41. Bruce in WA

    Hit us with the limoncello, Bruce. We have a surfeit from our little lemon tree that could with no one to give them to because covidology. Have already made more lemon butter than I will ever eat.

    Home grown lemons are the best, Megan, because they have no wax coating on them. So, go for it. This is my recipe.

    6 large lemons or 8 medium
    1 x bottle grain vodka (not potato) — the higher the alcohol content, the better (aim for 40% if you can get it).
    Clean jar with lid.
    Clean bottle(s) for bottling.
    1 x cup of sugar.

    Peel the lemons with a good quality peeler — you only want the yellow skin, not the pith (will make it bitter)
    Put the peel into your jar and add the bottle of vodka. Seal and put into a cool place out of direct light.
    Let the mixture steep for 10 days, swirling occasionally.

    Strain the mixture into a large jug.
    Dissolve the cup of sugar in 1/2 a cup of boiling water. Stir to make sure it is all dissolved.
    Cool slightly, add to lemon/vodka mix and stir to blend.
    Bottle and seal tightly.
    Let stand for 2 – 4 days undisturbed.
    Transfer to freezer for another 2 – 4 days undisturbed. (It shouldn’t freeze unless you’ve added too much water.)
    Enjoy icy cold.

  42. amortiser

    “All the appointees have a solid understanding of the complex issue of family and domestic violence and a demonstrated level of Aboriginal cultural competency, both of which are vital for appointment to the position of magistrate, particularly in regional areas.”

    They have all had the crap beaten out of them by their spouses/partners/parents/siblings?

  43. Megan

    Thanks so much, Bruce. Good thing Dan of the Dead has left the bottle shops open.

  44. MatrixTransform

    I’ve done it with Eureka lemons and Lisbons.
    People loved the Eureka but my personal preference is Lisbons.
    Used my own spirit distilled from sugar, tomato paste and Lowans baking yeast.
    very very vodka-like

  45. Megan

    Wonder what sort of shape I would be in after enduring the police state surviving on nothing but homemade bread, olives and limoncello?

    I strongly suspect I’m about to find out.

  46. Megan

    That’s taking home made into rocket fuel territory, MT. The Sicilian MIL did something similar in the secret garage kitchen to make her own version of strega which would blow your head off. Does it require a still? An inquiring mind with large amounts of both yeast and tomato paste in the pantry wants to know.

  47. Mother Lode

    OK, since we are speaking on matters prandial…

    I am thinking of having seared salmon fillets for dinner one night this week and am thinking of having Gamay with them. Some people seem to recommend Pinot Noir and a lot of Australian Pinot Noir is light or medium bodied.

    And I am speaking reds here.

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    “I strongly suspect I’m about to find out.”

    Megan…I just feel terrible for all over you. Please stay strong.

  49. Shorter CL: Cleopatra was Greek, Jesus was white and Trump is God.

  50. MatrixTransform

    Yes you can buy a still in Melbourne or make one.

    2 ways to go with the still.
    for clean rocket fuel from a tomato paste I’d recommend a column reflux still.
    those little buggars will squeeze out at about 90% in a single run

    for proper flavoursome spirits form real brews like whole grain mash I’d recommend something like a pot still. You’d need to re-distill a batch 2 or 3 times

    The Turbo 500 is a little ripper and the kit comes t\with bot a column and a pot.

    There’s a few forums online where there are many assie distillers happy to help … up to a point.

    I wouldnt bother with Turbo yeasts and pure sugar they mostly taste like crap even when theyre carbon filtered.

    I made a few bathtub gins and also few botanicals in a vapour basket type gins as well.
    Also built a little single condenser stove-top condenser that sits on an Erlenmeyer flask for redistilling the bathtub gins.

    Excellent results.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Mother Lode
    #3535188, posted on August 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm
    OK, since we are speaking on matters prandial…

    I am thinking of having seared salmon fillets for dinner one night this week and am thinking of having Gamay with them. Some people seem to recommend Pinot Noir and a lot of Australian Pinot Noir is light or medium bodied.

    And I am speaking reds here.

    Rosé.

  52. shatterzzz

    Does anyone know what the official emergency response to BAT FLU outbreaks is in NSW?
    I live 100mts from the Thai Rock restaurant that was the source of the Wetherill Park shopping centre outbreak about a fortnight ago .. I’m the closest private residence to this restaurant and being in my 70s up in the high risk category yet, to date, I have neither been approached/heard directly or indirectly regarding any health/safety issues .. no notices have been posted around the shopping centre or letter-boxed in the general area regarding getting testing or the availability of testing ..
    Sooooo what, actually, happens gummint caring-wise or do you have to live in a media rated interest zone for the Gladys/Ruby WE IS ALL IN IT TOGETHER action team(s) to fluster into action?
    I’m not nor have been, seriously, concerned about catching BAT FLU just wondering given all the hype, media-wise, why there wasn’t the slightest indication of ANY official effort at raising awareness in the general area/shopping centre ……

  53. MatrixTransform

    Rakia is great but dont be drinking too much full strength rocket fuel.
    distilled water is your friend

  54. MatrixTransform

    Pinot Noir … Bream Creek is exxy but very nice

  55. Megan

    Don’t worry, Cassie. I’m from a very long line of cranky border Scots combined with stubborn Yorks and Lacastrians who fought amongst themselves when there was no one else around to have a go at.

    No wonder I have minimal respect for authority and can see the danger over every little hill.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coronavirus Australia: Dutton to re-open Christmas Island detention centre under pandemic planning

    EXCLUSIVE
    Paige Taylor
    Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
    @paigeataylor
    17 minutes ago August 4, 2020
    No Comments

    Preparations are underway to reopen the high-security immigration detention centre in the northwest corner of the jungle on Christmas Island, which has been empty since February when it was last used to quarantine returned Australians from Wuhan.

    The Australian has learned that guards are being recruited and trained in Western Australia and supplies such as mattresses are on their way to the Indian Ocean Island, 2700km northwest of Perth.

    The first people expected to be held at the detention centre are currently detained at the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre in the WA wheatbelt town of Northam. Most are thought to be convicted criminals who are not asylum seekers but are being deported under Australia’s character test laws. Initially, up to 200 men will be sent from Yongah Hill to the Australian territory that once held thousands of asylum seekers.

    It is understood the Yongah Hill detainees are being sent to Christmas Island as a contingency. This would create space at the WA facility in case it was deemed necessary to evacuate immigration detainees in Victorian and New South Wales centres. Though plans are not confirmed, detainees in NSW and NSW could potentially be quarantined at Yongah Hill then sent to Christmas Island to keep them safe from coronavirus outbreaks in those states.

    The Australian has asked the office of Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton for details about the planned reopening.

    Locals told The Australian repairs and maintenance is being carried out at the centre in preparations for the reopening. Facilities deteriorate fast on Christmas Island in the tropical climate. Two thirds of the island is national park covered by monsoonal rainforest.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  57. Megan

    Thanks Matrix. Might be an excellent martial law project.

  58. incoherent rambler

    We are all in this together.

  59. notafan

    Out and about this morning, a couple of chats, ordinary working folk, no Danlove did I detect.

  60. Davey Boy

    NSW government template for allowing religious congregations under COVID-19, be sure to insert permitted faith in the relevant parts:

    …their main priority was to provide the congregation with a safe environment. “I am happy to say we were able to conduct our prayers without any issues,” he said. “We asked for the exemption because we had concerns about the spiritual well-being of local [insert your faith here]. Taking part in these congregational prayer services are at the core of our [insert your faith here] identities.”

    Here’s one that was prepared earlier

  61. Mother Lode

    Rosé.

    *puffs up chest for theatrically impressive reproach and adjusts wedding tackle because every octave counts*

    Is that supposed to be funny?!

    Actually, I did give that a thought. It is very low in tannins (spending almost no time on skins) but I want a bit more texture.

  62. Megan

    Infidel Tiger know all about wine type thingys. Isn’t he the resident Rosé expert?

  63. Infidel Tiger King

    Property market in free fall –

    Joe Cautec
    @JCautec
    Agents are getting desperate. I put an offer with a discount of 40% on asking price. Had a call in 5minutes. She sounded deflated when I said I wouldnt pay a cent more. Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy I provided her a comparable recent sold comp to support it, she went quiet after that.

    @justthink1

    WA market is the strongest it has been in a decade.

    That’s because we have never relied on immigrants, third worlders and CCP students.

  64. lotocoti

    Remember to add a squirt of Singer light machine oil for that authentic Victory Gin flavour.

  65. Rex Anger

    Shorter CL: Cleopatra was Greek, Jesus was white and Trump is God.

    And mUnted is still a wanker

  66. Mother Lode

    I used to drink a fair bit of Bream Creek when I had relatives in Tasmania.

    Used to buy it on the annual pilgrimage to Taste of Tasmania.

    Very nice indeed.

  67. MatrixTransform

    you’re welcome Megan.
    Takes some practice.
    a way of controlling how much heat goes into the boil is also desirable

  68. William the Conjuror

    I am thinking of having seared salmon fillets for dinner one night this week and am thinking of having Gamay with them. Some people seem to recommend Pinot Noir and a lot of Australian Pinot Noir is light or medium bodied.

    Australian Pinot Noirs work perfectly with salmon fillets, seared or poached. So do Australian Grenache Rosés. Bon appétit.

  69. Makka

    no Danlove did I detect.

    It’s seasonal, the love.Manifests around election time when the proles have to calculate the handouts.

  70. Gab

    strega

    Invented to aid digestion of lots of pasta by dissolution. Eats through anything. It’s the alcoholic version of phosphoric acid.

    Good stuff. Cures cancer and covid19 virus too.

  71. Siltstone

    Roger
    #3534671, posted on August 4, 2020 at 8:54 am
    How did our Afghan friend from Toowoomba know about the exemption for consular staff if he didn’t work for Foreign Affairies?

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

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

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

    Exemptions from hotel quarantine have to be approved by the CMO in the destination State. Guess who approved the person carrying a diplomatic passport long with China virus? That was Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young. So, as is so very common, the people who are supposed to be suppressing the spread are actively promoting it.
    (Young is the one who banned ANZAC day flyover by some single seater aircraft (too dangerous) while granting exemptions to enable very large funerals for “vulnerable” Aborigines).

  72. Gab

    Home grown lemons are the best, Megan, because they have no wax coating on them.

    And if you don’t have those, put shop variety lemons into boiling water and swirl them around for a minute or two, then dry. Wax off.

  73. Mother Lode

    Shorter CL: Cleopatra was Greek, Jesus was white and Trump is God.

    Isn’t Greek also white?

    But certainly the Ptolemies kept to their own Greek caste.

    Jesus would have had a darker complexion (but hardly swarthy) due to where he lived – probably not that different from people in the ME today.

    I read of a study and was surprised to find the ancient Egyptians had less sub-Saharan blood than they even do now.

    But, yes. Trump is God.

  74. Infidel Tiger King

    Mother Lode
    #3535188, posted on August 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm
    OK, since we are speaking on matters prandial…

    I am thinking of having seared salmon fillets for dinner one night this week and am thinking of having Gamay with them. Some people seem to recommend Pinot Noir and a lot of Australian Pinot Noir is light or medium bodied.

    And I am speaking reds here.

    Gamay is a great choice.

    If you can find it, I recommend Sorrenberg.

  75. Infidel Tiger King

    Australian Pinot Noirs work perfectly with salmon fillets, seared or poached. So do Australian Grenache Rosés. Bon appétit.

    Yes, Australian Grenache far better than our pinots.

  76. William the Conjuror

    Shorter CL: Cleopatra was Greek, Jesus was white

    Cleopatra was anybody’s. Jesus was Judean, so likely olive skinned. Not quite black, but far from white.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Gamay is a great choice.

    If you can find it, I recommend Sorrenberg.

    Ignore him.
    He is only touting whatever is approved for sale by the WA Wine Marketing Board this month.

  78. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Just received my council rates notice for 2020-21. Rates have increased by 18%, due to a convenient increase in the rated land value of 16%.

    Thanks, you parasitic morons.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3535232, posted on August 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm
    Just received my council rates notice for 2020-21. Rates have increased by 18%, due to a convenient increase in the rated land value of 16%.

    Thanks, you parasitic morons.

    Did you just buy the place this year?

  80. Shy Ted

    Also in bragging news Im now a certified Paramedic (diploma anyway), currently waiting for my registration to come through after finishing all the coursework.
    Congrats. Just a little request, don’t save any f u c kwits. Or politicians.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Outrage among the Third World Housos in inner city Melbourne.
    As of today, they will have to ignore $5,000 fines, instead of ignoring a $1,650 fine, which is much more affordable.

  82. Speedbox

    Daniel Andrews has announced a permit system for Greater Melbourne, requiring people to show papers to authorities when they’re out and about for legitimate work reasons. The move comes as the capital enters a strict stage four lockdown in a bid to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus, with 439 new cases recorded today.

    Melbourne is the subject of a nightly curfew between 8pm and 5am, with only essential workers and those seeking or providing care able to leave their homes.

    FMD. A permit! “show papers to authorities”

    I mentioned this most recent requirement to my (Russian) wife and she reminded me of her great grandfather who was a General in the KGB. More, he was posted to East Germany after the war and was directly involved in the construction of the wall.

    I remarked that there is now little practical difference between that USSR satellite and ‘modern’ Melbourne. Who would have imagined it would come to this. Ol’ gran dad would be so proud.

    In any case, my wife observed that perhaps communism was the true path all along and we have just regressed back to the natural and correct order of things (note: her comments were dripping with sarcasm).

    As an aside, we still have an Altix V camera that was confiscated off some hapless soul in East Berlin back in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s.

    People of Melbourne – let us know how it works out for you.

  83. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cleopatra was anybody’s. Jesus was Judean, so likely olive skinned. Not quite black, but far from white.”

    Not even black…but clearly he is such an expert on skin colour……must come from his skin suit collection in his cellar.

    However when it comes to the skin colour of people of the middle east…Joooos, Christians, Mueslis and so on….Nassim Taleb says it best…

    https://medium.com/east-med-project-history-philology-and-genetics/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4

  84. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    LL – the land value has just been “reviewed”, which apparently happens every three years.

  85. The “end of the world” obsession of our civilization, as in climate change and the population bomb for example, likely derives from a genetic memory of the Late Bronze Age Collapse.

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/08/16/collapse/

  86. Mother Lode

    If you can find it, I recommend Sorrenberg.

    Sorrenberg would be my first choice but sadly difficult to find in Sydney. I used to order it through Dan Murphys.

    My local bottle-0 has a Gamay from Burgundy (not Beaujolais) which is eminently drinkable.

  87. Makka

    Dan Murphy’s making a fortune out of lockdown 2.0 in Vic. Queues around the block. Good to see our taxdollars being pissed away so literally.

  88. Infidel Tiger King

    No, Jesus was not a “Middle Eastern”, that is like inhabitants of the olive-oil free swath of land from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. Near East (Eastern Mediterranean) is not the nonMediterranean or antiMediterranean Middle East (I wonder which idiot made that classification; the correct heuristic is use of olive oil). Jesus looked like a typical Mediterranean, that is, just like a Southern European, and quite standard at that, as we will see below. The inhabitants of the cities around the Mediterranean, by his time, were already quite similar in looks, even if they didn’t speak the same languages, and (as today, in many cases) much different from those that reside say, a hundred miles inside. And we know how Western speakers of Semitic languages looked like, which is no different from today’s Western Syrians: like Southern Europeans; like generic Roman citizens (although most Jews were technically not citizens at the time of Jesus). Strikingly, Western Syrians (a.k.a. urban Syrians) still look the same today — in my experience they are usually indistinguishable from the Ionian Greeks, Cretans, or Cypriots who are in identity politics called “white”.

    RTWT.

    https://medium.com/east-med-project-history-philology-and-genetics/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4

  89. Makka

    FMD. A permit! “show papers to authorities”

    Implemented in WA months ago.

  90. Megan

    strega

    Invented to aid digestion of lots of pasta by dissolution. Eats through anything. It’s the alcoholic version of phosphoric acid.

    Good stuff. Cures cancer and covid19 virus too.

    Including the back of your throat if I recall correctly.

  91. Infidel Tiger King

    No, Jesus was not a “Middle Eastern”, that is like inhabitants of the olive-oil free swath of land from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. Near East (Eastern Mediterranean) is not the nonMediterranean or antiMediterranean Middle East (I wonder which idiot made that classification; the correct heuristic is use of olive oil). Jesus looked like a typical Mediterranean, that is, just like a Southern European, and quite standard at that, as we will see below. The inhabitants of the cities around the Mediterranean, by his time, were already quite similar in looks, even if they didn’t speak the same languages, and (as today, in many cases) much different from those that reside say, a hundred miles inside. And we know how Western speakers of Semitic languages looked like, which is no different from today’s Western Syrians: like Southern Europeans; like generic Roman citizens (although most Je ws were technically not citizens at the time of Jesus). Strikingly, Western Syrians (a.k.a. urban Syrians) still look the same today — in my experience they are usually indistinguishable from the Ionian Greeks, Cretans, or Cypriots who are in identity politics called “white”.

    RTWT.

    https://medium.com/east-med-project-history-philology-and-genetics/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4

  92. Andreas

    Shorter CL: Cleopatra was Greek, Jesus was white and Trump is God.

    The Greeks ruled Egypt for 300 years m0nty. You might want to learn some history now that your poor children are dependent on your for their education.

  93. William the Conjuror

    I used to drink a fair bit of Bream Creek when I had relatives in Tasmania.

    Used to buy it on the annual pilgrimage to Taste of Tasmania.

    Very nice indeed.

    Pooley Wines in Richmond, north of Hobart, have some excellent wines. Their Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir and Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir match very well with salmon, pork or veal.

  94. Boambee John

    Cassie

    However when it comes to the skin colour of people of the middle east…Joooos, Christians, Mueslis and so on….Nassim Taleb says it best…

    Thanks for that, it is the research to which I referred this morning, when the bin chicken was waxing eloquent but not educated on the subject.

    Now he won’t even have to test his research “skills” to find it. I doubt that he will return to that discussion, he will let Bill the Sideshow Alley Juggler rabbit on for a while!

  95. Makka

    8c, lockdown 2.0, rain squalls …. must be time for Kokomo..

  96. Professor FredLenin

    Where ihs Amnesty International ? I have been locked dup for months ,without charge or lawyer,Its not right ,I aint done nuthin !

  97. kaysee

    Israel Folau is not the only sportsperson not taking the knee.
     
    Magic’s Jonathan Isaac explains why he didn’t take knee or wear Black Lives Matter shirt Friday

    Isaac is an ordained minister, and cites gospel as his explanation for not kneeling during the anthem.
     
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac neither knelt nor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt, instead standing for the anthem while wearing his jersey. He cited gospel as his explanation during his post-game media availability
    (via Taylor Rooks):
     
    “I believe that Black Lives Matter. A lot went into my decision, and part of it is, I thought that kneeling or wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn’t go hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives. So I felt like, just me personally, what is that I believe is taking on a stance that, I do believe that Black lives matter, but I just felt like it was a decision that I had to make, and I didn’t feel like putting that shirt on and kneeling went hand in hand with supporting Black lives. I believe that for myself, my life has been supported by gospel, Jesus Christ, and everyone is made in the image of God and that we all forge through God’s glory.

    .

  98. mindfree

    Just received an email from my local member in DicktatorDanistan. It reads:

    Dear xxx
    As you may now be aware, a “State of Disaster” has been declared in Victoria. Also, Melbourne has moved to Stage 4 restrictions as a result of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak. (Well Duh!)
    These recently announced measures will be enforced until at least 13 September 2020 and will have a significant impact on the daily lives of local residents, families and businesses.
    As difficult as this period has been and as harsh as these new restrictions are, I urge everyone to follow the health rules, stay home and keep our community safe. Suck it up buttercup!
    Below I have summarised the latest information regarding the new restrictions for individuals and businesses, as well as provided links to support services and information on State and Federal Government financial supports. Gee thanks!
    My office will continue to provide assistance to local residents, so please contact my office on 9955 2501 or at [email protected] if we can be of any assistance. Thanks but I wont be bothering
    We are in unprecedented and extremely challenging times. I urge you to look after yourself, as well as your family and friends and wish you well over the coming weeks

    Just stay at home and follow the rules – For those who live outside of Vic – This is the local LNP member

    My response.

    Dear Neil

    Get off your overpaid ass and fight such as your colleague Tim Smith is doing since you’re still being paid full salary. No wonder when your party comes knocking at my door I exclaim “you’re from the opposition – you mean we have one? well cover me with honey and spread me over a bull ant’s nest”

    Kind Regards

  99. thefrollickingmole

    Cassie of Sydney

    Thas the article I was looking for before.
    Makes a good argument I think.

  100. Roger

    Exemptions from hotel quarantine have to be approved by the CMO in the destination State.

    Not in the case of people travelling on diplomatic passports or engaged in “essential government business”. That was decided by the National Cabinet.

  101. incoherent rambler

    The only way to escape seems to be building a tunnel.
    Should I head towards NSW or SA?

  102. Mark A

    incoherent rambler
    #3535264, posted on August 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    The only way to escape seems to be building a tunnel.
    Should I head towards NSW or SA?

    down south maybe?

  103. Megan

    Interesting reading, ITK. The Sicilian Prince will be delighted to read it. His DNA pretty much reflects what Talib is describing. He’d have no problem drinking olive oil straight from the bottle. I like his heuristic that people who eat the same, will look the same and have the same body language are likely to be a similarly genetic ethnic group. Which makes the Mediterranean/ non Med distinction quite clear in practice.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler

    #3535264, posted on August 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    The only way to escape seems to be building a tunnel.
    Should I head towards NSW or SA?

    Well, I wouldn’t tunnel through to China.

  105. incoherent rambler

    No one gets out of here alive.

  106. mindfree

    Chaamjamal

    A long one (an hour) but a good video on the collapse in 1177BC. Some interesting parallels

  107. incoherent rambler

    I think I will head for the Mornington Peninsula.
    Where you can be boozed and run over cyclists and the cops don’t charge you (or even give you a breath test).
    South! Tally-ho!

  108. Professor FredLenin

    I was looking in a wine shop a few years ago with my old mate Giovanni a noted North Italian wine buff ,I jokingly held up a 2 litre bottle of Greek Retsina which was very vert cheap ,”what do you reckon mate ? “I said he snorted “wouldnt use that to mix cement “ . The best put down of a wine I ever heard , he was later runover by a B double and died ! Never did things by half Giovanni , great guy .

  109. thefrollickingmole

    Can the Gruinaid and its lackeys put targets on the backs of individual police officers..

    Why yes, yes it can.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/datablog/2020/aug/04/new-york-police-department-allegations-complaints

    Im all for shit cops being removed etc, but this is “allegations’ apparently which dont rise to the level of criminality.
    Which NYPD officers have most complaints against them?
    The repeal of a controversial law means preciously secret allegations of misconduct have now been made public

    In New York, thousands of police discipline records that were kept secret are now public thanks to a change in the law. A statute known as 50-a meant the public could not know about complaints made against police officers or the outcomes of those complaints but, after the mass anti-racism protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in May, activists in New York successfully pushed for the law to be repealed.

    Soon after the law changed, the news organization ProPublica asked New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to see this information. The result is a publicly available database of active-duty officers in New York City with at least one allegation against them that has been substantiated by the CCRB. Almost 4,000 officers are included in the database, representing 11% of the 36,000 officers in the NYPD.

    Shown above are the 10 New York City police officers with the most allegations against them.


    They want a civil war in the US so bad, they can almost taste it.

  110. Jesus was a proud black man.

    Jesus H Christ.

    Jesus Hoyabembe Christ.

  111. Anne

    😂😂😂

    Go to Trump’s website and type in any random letters after the forward slash.

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

  112. Leigh Lowe

    ITK at 4:15, interesting read at the link, “No, Jesus was not a “NonWhite” refugee who would have voted for …”
    Equally interesting was the link at the foot of the article to a related article:-
    No, Jesus was not a “NonWhite” refugee who would have voted the sitting member last”
    Exploded a lot of simpleton myths, that one.

  113. kaysee

    Louisiana AG Jeff Landry Blasts Facebook Censorship of Breitbart in Letter to Zuckerberg

    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has written a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, blasting the Facebook CEO and his platform for censoring medical discussion around coronavirus, in particular the censoring of a viral Breitbart News video of a press conference with frontline doctors and a member of Congress discussing responses to the virus.

    You can go to Breitbart for the article – I can’t link here, as I am using the links for the pages below. This was the Doctors’ Capitol Hill Coronavirus Press Conference video that was censored by Facebook, Google/YouTube, Twitter, last week.
     
    Here are the first three pages of the letter.
     
    Page 1
     
    Page2
     
    Page 3

  114. MatrixTransform

    Got chatting with a nanna at the bottle shop.
    I had a trolley and gave way.
    She waved me on and said, “you go, we should be nice to our men folk”
    I quipped back, “Why today?”

    long story short … She was pretty dirty on our Beloved Maximun Leader Dan.
    “Couldn’t run a fucking sewing circle”, she said in a lower voice

    that made me smile.

    Parrots are now going mental after more hail.

    By geez you know you’re alive after a walk on the beach in Melbourne with Satan’s southerly blowing up yr jacksy.

    Dark ‘n Stormy please … to match my mood

  115. Siltstone

    Roger
    #3535263, posted on August 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm
    Exemptions from hotel quarantine have to be approved by the CMO in the destination State.

    Not in the case of people travelling on diplomatic passports or engaged in “essential government business”. That was decided by the National Cabinet.

    Thanks Roger. This is what the ALPBC reported today:
    “Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said she agreed to the exemption after sighting the documents provided by the man and authorities in New South Wales.”

  116. Fisky

    Olivia Qi Zhang
    @zhang_qiii
    Trump on #tiktok deal: “It’s like landlord and tenant. And without the lease, the tenant doesn’t have the value. we’re sort of in a certain way the lease, we make it possible to have this great success. tiktok’s a tremendous success, but a big portion of it is in this country”…

    Olivia Qi Zhang
    @zhang_qiii
    ·
    8h
    Replying to
    @zhang_qiii
    “it will come from the sale, yeah, whatever the number is…nobody else would be thinking about it but me, but that’s the way I think and I think it’s very fair.”

    Good stuff. Should do this with all Chinese companies.

  117. rickw

    Daniel Andrews has announced a permit system for Greater Melbourne, requiring people to show papers to authorities when they’re out and about for legitimate work reasons.

    The hunchbacked, bat eared, dickless, communist mong piece of shit loves this.

    The POS is living his totalitarian dream….

    Gunner, we’re going into the permit printing business!!!

  118. thefrollickingmole

    An excellent interview/extract…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/04/defending-george-pell-i-believe-pells-a-good-man

    RTWT.

    In February 2020, I took the elevator to the fourth floor of a building in the heart of Melbourne’s courts district to interview Robert Richter, the defence barrister who represented George Pell at trial. He led me into his chambers, a room brimming with artwork, papers, books and vintage furniture. By the door was a 255-year-old leather chair made for Dr Samuel Johnson, who wrote the famous eponymous English dictionary. The relic has sentimental meaning for Richter, who taught himself English after moving with his family to Australia as a 13-year-old boy via I,,,ael and the Soviet Union, where he was born.

    I put in interview requests with the prosecution, including Mark Gibson, the county court’s chief justice, Peter Kidd, and Bret Walker SC, but Richter was the only one to eventually agree to be interviewed on the record about the case. While I was writing this book, many people I spoke to – including police officers, child-abuse researchers, lawyers and senior figures in Melbourne law – spoke of their respect and admiration for Richter. Some described him as kind; most described him as brilliant. However, none would go on the record, so poor are the optics of speaking favourably of someone representing an accused child-sex offender as high-profile as Pell.
    I sat on a couch opposite Richter’s desk. Richter, contrary to the barrister’s black gown I’d become accustomed to seeing him in, was wearing a brown leather jacket. He leaned back into his leather office chair, sucked on his vape and told me that the reason Pell was convicted was “three years of royal commission shit”.

    Why George Pell walked free
    “Shit about how he moved people around, and about how he turned up to court as a character witness when [the pa….ophile Gerald] Ridsdale was pleading guilty, when in reality, Pell just accompanied him to court.” Pell’s appearance before the royal commission had damaged his reputation and influenced people’s perceptions of him, Richter said. While the royal commission’s findings regarding Pell had not been made public at the time of our interview, the media coverage of Pell’s evidence, in which he “came across as wooden and doctrinaire”, had turned the public against him, Richter said. “There was three years of press that painted him as a monster.”

    ….
    Richter said he never believed at any point that Pell was guilty of the allegations. So, when he was convicted, Richter felt “shattered”, especially because he had believed the case would never make it past the committal hearing. “I lost my cool after the conviction. I thought it was a perverse verdict.”

    Richter fell into a depression. He began to withdraw. “It was horrible. It was different in this instance, as we had the first trial, which I thought we won hands down. The jury disagreed. So I thought, the second time around, the worst-case scenario would be another hung jury.

    “So the conviction came to me as a complete shock. I felt neutered.”

  119. Roger

    Thanks Roger. This is what the ALPBC reported today:
    “Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said she agreed to the exemption after sighting the documents provided by the man and authorities in New South Wales.”

    Silty, she agreed because she didn’t have any choice in the matter.

    Though not a consular official, he was reportedly travelling on a diplomatic passport and engaged in essential government business, i.e. returning from providing security at a consulate. I see the Courier Mail has splashed Palazczcuk’s faux outrage all over its front page.

  120. feelthebern

    Has the footage of the alleged assault on the Vic lady plod been released?
    Either the body cam or from the shopping centres security video?
    In it’s entirety?

  121. Mother Lode

    Had Pooley’s last week with Duck Confit.

    (I bought the duck from a butcher already under the fat so I only had to cook it in the oven.)

    Not rapt in the Pooley’s at first, but as the air got to the wine it opened up exquisitely well. Should have decanted probably.

    Next will be Timo Mayer Granite Pinot Noir. Apparently the wine makes is German and spends half his year working on his Australian wines, and the other half on his German ones.

    And now I must off to the shops. Not to buy anything. Just reminiscing the days when shopping was a casual activity, not a political statement and an act of medical violence on other people in the neighbourhood.

  122. MatrixTransform

    Go to Trump’s website and type in any random letters after the forward slash.

    that just made my day !

  123. Roger

    The CHO only has discretion in medical/compassionate cases.

    Such as when a minor celebrity has a letter from her doctor.

  124. Not sure who is running the show but a protest is slated for Saturday September 5.

    Great catch, BlackBall.
    It won’t be too late. The timing is perfect.
    After 5 weeks of this the normies will be ready to turn, for sure.
    We all have to go. And bring everyone with us.
    Yes, some will be arrested.
    Fined.
    Schwacked.
    But we’ll be filming it/livestreaming it.
    Time to set up a fund for nationalists to chip in to help cover costs from afar.
    Dan has massively overreached.
    Hehe
    Boomerang!

  125. rickw

    Also in bragging news Im now a certified Paramedic (diploma anyway), currently waiting for my registration to come through after finishing all the coursework.

    Welcome to the Metamucil Militia Medics!

  126. Is Prawn around?
    Lannisters v Tigs tonight dude.
    Got $20 to spare?
    Any other overly confident TigerTown fans want a piece?

  127. Leigh Lowe

    Spurgeon Monkfish III

    #3535240, posted on August 4, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    LL – the land value has just been “reviewed”, which apparently happens every three years.

    Not sure about anywhere else but Vicco rate increases are meant to be capped.
    Theoretically valuation should only be a relative value to distribute costs among all properties.
    If Clowncil budget hasn’t gone up by 18%, it means your property has supposedly gone up by more than other properties in the municipality, so you are copping a bigger share.

    The reason I asked about it being a recent sale was my experience.
    As I said, in Vicco, rates are supposed to be capped at 2% ish increase.
    We moved municipalities late last year.
    Rates in both old and new places prior to changeover were the same, almost to the dollar.
    However our rates in the new place went up 18% on what the previous owner was paying.
    By accident, I got a copy of the rates notice for the new owner of our old place via the bank billpay system (yeah, privacy and all that).
    Their rates had gone up almost exactly the same amount.

  128. Fisky

    WA market is the strongest it has been in a decade.

    That’s because we have never relied on immigrants, third worlders and CCP students.

    It’s not just low population growth. It’s also the psychology of the punters. There is no expectation of capital growth, no one hitches their retirement to it anymore, so it’s basically a normal market. Doesn’t over or undershoot.

  129. feelthebern

    WA market is the strongest it has been in a decade

    Really?
    Core Logic showed that non-metro resi in WA was down 4.8% in July.

  130. rickw

    Has the footage of the alleged assault on the Vic lady plod been released?
    Either the body cam or from the shopping centres security video?
    In it’s entirety?

    Bets?

    Vikpol Gestapo overstepped the mark and got their arses handed to them for their trouble.

  131. Fisky

    The ponzi market mentality is really bad for buyers. They’ll take any dud deal because house prices only ever go up.

    The great news is, the China virus will not only suppress prices in the East, we’ll see the market get to a psychological breaking point leading to a complete rout. 30-40%.

  132. MatrixTransform

    Vikpol Gestapo

    both of em sheilas too

    all rainbows and unicorns I bet

  133. Infidel Tiger King

    Really?
    Core Logic showed that non-metro resi in WA was down 4.8% in July.

    Real estate stats are largely garbage over the short term. I’d ignore almost anything that wasn’t over a longer time frame.

    Vacancy rate the lowest it has been since mining boom.

    Sales volumes are up almost 50%.

    South west property sales are booming.

    Land sales just had their two best months in decades.

  134. Farmer Gez

    The reason I asked about it being a recent sale was my experience.
    As I said, in Vicco, rates are supposed to be capped at 2% ish increase.

    With no change in the struck rate on CIV our farm rates went up 11.5%.
    Town properties had a negative rate result. All kept at 2% overall to keep the illusion of thrift.

  135. feelthebern

    Can we just skip to the point where VicPol strut around in the black Hugo Boss designed clobber, with the red arm bands?
    & to complete the historical narrative, after a hard days work clobbering the punters, they all go home & roger each other but pretend they’re not gay.

  136. Derp

    The Greeks ruled Egypt for 300 years m0nty. You might want to learn some history

    It will be a hard slog, Andreas. Search for monty and the Alamo on this site and you will see.

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Mole at 5:02.
    You know all of those civil cases against Pell?
    How many was it again?
    8-10 cases ready to go back in March with the angry sheila ambulance-chaser on high rotation on telly for two days solid wasn’t it?
    That has all gone vewwy, vewwy quiet.
    Key witnesses died of Kung Flu perhaps?

  138. feelthebern

    Vacancy rate the lowest it has been since mining boom.

    Is that why you have the two Swedish ladies renting out your garage?

  139. Leigh Lowe:

    There is altogether too much bottom talk on this blog
    I forbid it forthwith, in accordance with my guidelines.

    Bugger yer guidelines, you front bottom.
    You can stick ’em up yer arse.

  140. Infidel Tiger King

    WA is actually how the housing market should be.

    Supply side has kept our prices well in check. Will take decades to clean out all the mortgages that are underwater from the previous boom though.

  141. feelthebern

    Leigh, under the state of disaster rules, VicPol has declared any comments regarding Pell to be verboten.
    Please report from re-Neducation.

  142. Derp

    Oh what the hell, don’t bother searching. Here t’is… from monty’s greatest hysterical histories
    Custer at the Alamo

  143. feelthebern

    Maybe during the Victorian state of disaster, they could use their powers to fire up the Kennett time machine.
    They can go back & stop the RoPer security chaps from boning the quarantine punters.

  144. Farmer Gez

    Papers needed to move around Melb.

    Vichy Vics.

  145. Megan:

    We have a surfeit from our little lemon tree that could with no one to give them to because covidology. Have already made more lemon butter than I will ever eat.

    I love home made lemon butter. Refuse to buy the stuff. It just makes me sad.
    Can you sling some this way please?

  146. feelthebern

    Dan Andrews has a mighty 2 inch erection post stage 50 lock downs.
    It’s his biggest ever.

  147. MatrixTransform

    Even nanna is disappointed.
    do you reckon he has a chance of getting erected again?

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “thefrollickingmole
    #3535290, posted on August 4, 2020 at 5:02 pm”

    Thanks for posting that link.

  149. notafan

    Thanks Moley

    Good to see Richter and I are of one mind in relation to Cardinal Pell giving evidence 🙂

  150. notafan

    What’s this about work permits?

    I’m a sole trader.

    Diy permit?

  151. Infidel Tiger King

    Day 2 Victoria.

    Only 6 more weeks until Stage 5.

  152. feelthebern

    It is true that numbers played Harold on Neighbours?

  153. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mole at 5:02.
    You know all of those civil cases against Pell?
    How many was it again?
    8-10 cases ready to go back in March with the angry sheila ambulance-chaser on high rotation on telly for two days solid wasn’t it?
    That has all gone vewwy, vewwy quiet.
    Key witnesses died of Kung Flu perhaps?”

    Yes LL…funny how all of those civil cases have all “evaporated”….and even the likes of their ABC and Fatty Milligan et al have been quiet too…I suspect (and I hope) that there has been some legal threats issued.

  154. MatrixTransform

    Diy permit?

    yah.
    Same way I have to I write myself a permission letter every time I buy a new phone from Telstra.

  155. Tim Neilson

    There have been 11 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They include a man in his 70s, one man and three females in their 80s, two males and three females in their 90s and one woman in her 100s.

    Stage 5 now! If it saves just one life it’s worth it!

  156. Vicco construction industry absolutely berko.
    No one knows WTF is going on, how to proceed, and we have 30 hours til deadline.
    Yes, it’s a monumental fuck up. Epic in its own way.
    25% allows MLA to claim he never shut the industry down.
    Well played, Dan.

  157. feelthebern

    Dan Andrews.
    You blew it.

  158. feelthebern

    More Dan Andrews.

  159. notafan

    Rambler

    I reckon you should start with a tunnel roughly parallel to Alexander Parade, come up for air, then turn turn south and head towards Launceston.

    Big enough for motor vehicles you can whack on a toll and make Sydney Airport ticket clips look like chicken feed.

    Bonus points JC jelly,

    Moley and his kin would be very helpful in this endeavour.

  160. JC

    What does this mean, Gunner?

    25% allows MLA to claim he never shut the industry down.

  161. thefrollickingmole

    Tailgunner

    I have a cunning plan…

    What if you had a ‘company” which gave letters to attend the protest all generated from a website of unknown providence.

    As an essential employment issue?

  162. Nick

    Where are the Greens in all of this ? Women’s windows smashed, papers required, yet targeting a statue of a long dead Captain Cook is priority one.

  163. Tel

    Vicco construction industry absolutely berko.

    Wait till they reach for their lawyers.

    Victorian GDP will recover on the legal costs and compensation payouts alone.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    Fucking spaminator just ate a lot of stuff.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie.
    I replied to you comment at 5:40 but it disappeared.
    Will have another go later.

  166. Commercial construction is allowed to continue. With maximum 25% of normal workforce, JC.
    In reality the CFMEU insiders will be right. And the labourers that do the cleaning, sweeping, lift driving, gate duties, etc
    The rest of the contractors? Lol.
    I&D might have 80 or 100 guys up top building the structure. Out of 500 on site.
    Maybe the structure keeps going up but the internals wait?
    No one knows 😂
    It’s not designed to work. It can’t.
    The rule about only working on one site for the duration fucks us totally. My little mob don’t roll that way.
    #JobKeeper

  167. Zyconoclast

    Steve trickler
    #3535120, posted on August 4, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    +++

  168. As an essential employment issue?

    I like a cover story, Frollicking.
    Let’s explore this more.
    5-11 is THE day.
    Nota, struth is dead right – your Wall of Mum’s will come in bloody handy.
    Great agitprop value!

  169. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #3535372, posted on August 4, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Commercial construction is allowed to continue

    Private construction can continue if underway by the time the curtain falls.
    I hear a lot of reno projects are being “started” today and tomorrow so they can continue.
    A length of skirting popped off, a metre of trench dug.
    Job started.

  170. MatrixTransform

    25% allows MLA to claim he never shut the industry down.

    just had a similar discussion with the Crazy Old Mole

    Beloved Maximum Leaders problem is that his power base resides in every pissant factional hideaway that forms the Beloved Committee.

    It’s becoming painfully obvious that the dumb fucker cannot actually make a decision without doing so under advisment

    I been wondering about the nanna I met at the bottlo and her link between ‘men’ and her dismissal of Andrews.

    She talked about her daughter and ‘lost’ husband … he aint lost she said … he’s dead.

    her fella (bless his soul) would have had an answer, an opinion, a course of action.
    He would have stepped up
    Found a way
    Worn the consequences

    the link … is that Daniel Andrews is utterly dickless

    He’s cooked and so is the Labour party

    Dickless Dan is a marionette

  171. notafan

    I haven’t scrolled back far enough to know what you are talking about gunner nor am I gunna.

  172. So Maximum Leader Andrews covers his ass from the fallout and keeps Setka paid.
    Setka says “Sorry, bois, it’s the best deal I could get”.

  173. Exit Stage Right

    Coronavirus Australia: Paul Keating lashes out at greedy Baby Boomers
    Paul Keating has lashed out at greedy Baby Boomers, saying they’d never put up with low wages and raiding their own super.

    What you don’t mention you Labor arsehole is that we put up with your 18% mortgage repayments compared to the current 3% and hyper inflation that was all your doing in” the recession we had to have”.
    Now you are shit canning your own generation who did it tough for many years, siding with the current crop of soft cock whingers who complain about the slightest affront. No sense of humour, no perspective, no broad picture and no appreciation of what earlier Australians have fought and died for.
    F**K off and go and play with your French clocks!

  174. What I’m saying notafan, is get your church together and be there on 5-11.
    Bring everyone.
    Imma bust my mum out of the village/kidnap and bring her.
    And my guys at work.
    And anyone else who’ll listen in the next 4 weeks.
    50,000 patriots – what are VikPol gonna do?

  175. philby

    People loved the Eureka but my personal preference is Lisbons.
    Used my own spirit distilled from sugar, tomato paste and Lowans baking yeast.
    very very vodka-like

    I use the same recipe but use all bran to feed the yeast never fails.

  176. Roger

    He’s cooked and so is the Labour party

    He’s crooked and so is the Labour Party.

    Whether he’s cooked is another matter.

  177. Top Ender

    The mad decisions Daniel Andrews’ team keep making must stop

    The Andrews’ government keeps making decisions everyday Victorians know are madness. Coronavirus positive patients allowed to exercise, guests leaving quarantine without testing. How long can this go on, asks James Campbell.

    JAMES CAMPBELL, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 4, 2020 12:46pm

    What the hell is going on in Victoria?

    Melbourne is under a curfew, industry is on the verge of closure, we can’t travel more than 5km from home and we are allowed one hour of exercise.

    But until now people who had tested positive for coronavirus were allowed for exercise? This is madness.

    The Premier expresses shock and dismay that more than 800 positive people doorknocked by authorities weren’t at home.

    But until now there was no legal reason why they needed to be because all you had to say was “sorry officer, I am coughing a bit, but Dr Sutton said it was OK to go out for my constitutional.”

    Now this loophole – one the size of the MCG – is to be closed and the infectious are to be made to take their fresh air in the backyard or on the veranda.

    It’s nuts. But it’s not the “only-in-Victoria” moment we’ve had in the last few months.

    Who can forget the time back in June when Annaliese van Diemen – since put in charge of the all-important avian flu situation – announced that 30 per cent of people were leaving quarantine hotels without being tested because the Government didn’t have the power to force them?

    This apparently was OK because, she explained “the evidence remains that we’re not seeing cases in our community that — for want of a better word — have leaked out of hotel quarantine. We’re just not seeing them.”

    Not only was this ridiculous it was, as it turned out, wrong on both counts: not only were cases leaking out even as Dr van Diemen was reassuring us everything was hunky-dory, as the Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy quickly clarified, states did indeed have the power to force people to be tested.

    We now know that back within 24 hours of the quarantine program commencing back in March senior bureaucrats from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions had pleaded with DHHS to make sure police were present at the hotels 24/7.

    Bizarrely they even felt the need to ask for clarification on whether the quarantined could leave their rooms or order Uber eats.

    Then there was on-again-off-again requests for help from the ADF.

    In late June we were supposed to be getting 1000 ADF personnel but this was quickly scaled back to a few hundred for reasons that have never been satisfactorily explained.

    Most people would have thought commonsense – a favourite word of the Premier – would dictate that in a crisis like this you should take any help you are offered when it is offered.

    Not apparently in Victoria.

    No doubt the purpose of the Premier’s long and sombre daily press conferences is to reassure us that everything is in hand.

    But the cumulative effect of watching months of screw-ups and backflips as the numbers of infected rise as the community tracing program is overwhelmed has been the opposite.

    Victoria likes to think it is better than the rest of country.

    But is becoming clearer every day that large slabs of our state government are not fit-for-purpose.

    Seriously they’re only banning the infected from exercising NOW? This is madness and it has to stop.

    Herald-Sun

  178. MatrixTransform

    philby

    done a few with AllBran and WeetBix and a whisky/champagne yeast

    wasn’t bad

  179. Some History

    Not sure who is running the show but a protest is slated for Saturday September 5.

    TG, it’s 5-9, not 5-11

  180. MatrixTransform

    Whether he’s cooked is another matter.

    hmm. nanna’s had enough.

    *sample size = 1

  181. Tailgunner

    It has to be The Shrine doesn’t it, Leigh?
    Great optics with deplorables being taken out by VikPol hard men.
    What would the bois the monument recalls have to say you reckon?
    Harumph! Sacrilege!
    Yeah nah nah.
    They’re with us.
    #ghostsofTobruk

  182. Tailgunner

    TG, it’s 5-9, not 5-11

    Lol, he’s right!
    Doesn’t work as well as 5-11 but
    And it’s too short.
    9-5….
    Hmmmmm

  183. incoherent rambler

    Daniel Andrews is utterly dickless

    Fact Check: True.

  184. Speedbox

    Vicco construction industry absolutely berko.

    As I understand it, major construction sites are required to reduce their on-site workforce to 25% of the normal level.

    Does anybody know what happens to the other workers, in particular, their wages? Are they stood down without pay? On standby rates? On full pay? Presumably the various Enterprise Agreements have force majeure conditions.

  185. Tailgunner

    nor am I gunna.
    Low energy Catholics.
    Fk that, Knights Hospitaller should be your goal.
    Fire up

  186. We shall see, Speedy.
    We can access our Incolink redundancy $$ at $2k per month til it’s gone if we’re stood down.
    Plus JobKeeper $$
    I’m not touching my Incolink, that’s for February next year, although my TrumpSlide $$ should see me through ok.
    #nomortgagelyfe

  187. notafan

    Lol gunner.

    I’m not a hang around afterwards for tea and a Bikie person so only know a couple of the friendly very old ladies that pounce.

    Not exactly anti corona march material.

  188. Tailgunner

    Dot Financial : coins&KAR
    Gunner Financial : Trump&chaos

  189. calli

    As I understand it, major construction sites are required to reduce their on-site workforce to 25% of the normal level.

    How do you do that? The number required for certain tasks is non-negotiable.

  190. calli

    These guys have never got their hands dirty. Cleanly dirty that is.

  191. MatrixTransform

    Damn, Calli … drive a tank through the narrative why dontcha ?

  192. and a Bikie

    OMCG church?
    Cool!
    The One percenters are actually MAGA.
    Bring them please.

  193. Roger

    How do you do that? The number required for certain tasks is non-negotiable.

    As Gunner noted, it’s not designed to work.

  194. Makka

    The number required for certain tasks is non-negotiable.

    50% of the 25% allowed on site will be Safety dudes.

  195. The number required for certain tasks is non-negotiable.

    It’s a perfect politics ploy by MLA.
    You gotta respect.
    I’ll be getting on the jughead to win handsomely in 2 years.
    Deplorables rowdy in the senate.

  196. notafan

    Andrews us driven by ideology.

    Remember his lip curl put down when asked by a journo if he would accept proffered assistance from Dutton,?

    Hard left would by aghast at the idea of army support.

  197. calli

    I missed the narrative.

    Is that the demo at the shrine?

  198. MatrixTransform

    Safety dudes

    four points of contact with the ladder at AT ALL TIMES … said one
    I picked up pliers while standing on the ladder.
    NON COMPLIANT he said
    the end

    ** a parable about how Maximum Leader got things done

  199. notafan

    Incidentally saw some posters from the public housing commissariat in Flemington.

    No police near the towers please.

    Well something like that.

    (They recommended hounding Andrews via email)

  200. thefrollickingmole

    and my memory is he wasn’t

    Your memory thinks Kennett was Premier at the same time as JBP and the streams of starveling waifs* lamenting as they crossed the border…
    So no, your recollection of that event is just as likely to be completely spacktarded.

    *Creative licence used for dramatic effect only,…

  201. notafan

    The purpose of a ladder being what according to safety dude? 😂

  202. MatrixTransform

    The number required for certain tasks is non-negotiable

    a gang of 8 apparently, is the correct number for getting anything done

  203. I just want to give a shout out to my crazy mate, NFA, for his link to the SpaceX landing site.
    Loved it.
    Spreading as we speak
    🤙🤙

  204. Leigh Lowe

    thefrollickingmole

    #3535431, posted on August 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    and my memory is he wasn’t

    Your memory thinks Kennett was Premier at the same time as JBP and the streams of starveling waifs* lamenting as they crossed the border…

    Game, set and match.
    Thank you linesmen.
    Thank you ball-boys.

  205. thefrollickingmole

    four points of contact with the ladder at AT ALL TIMES … said one
    I picked up pliers while standing on the ladder.
    NON COMPLIANT he said

    Similar with DMIRS and underground.
    They tried the “3 points at all times” and were going in hard until it was pointed out that effectively banned airleg/stope mining. (you set up the ladder, brace the airleg on one of the rungs and hang off that like a rock ape)
    Then the directive went away.

  206. notafan

    Nah Calli

    Under the lantanas in the backyard at my place.

  207. Megan

    Megan:

    We have a surfeit from our little lemon tree that could with no one to give them to because covidology. Have already made more lemon butter than I will ever eat.

    I love home made lemon butter. Refuse to buy the stuff. It just makes me sad.
    Can you sling some this way please?

    Where are you Winston? Happy to send you some but knowing OzPost current delivery record it could be be somewhat iffy on arrival. If you’re in Demented Dan’s social and medical experimental laboratory on the Yarra I can hand deliver under the guise of working. Food being essential and all that.

  208. custard

    Just saw this on Spacechook

    There are lessons to be learnt from the 2018 mid terms, the Australian Federal Election in May 2019 and the British General Election Dec 2019. Firstly the shift back to the democrats in the mid terms was assumed to be a shift of sentiment and the Democrats think it is part of the move back to the left after the 2016 shift to the right. I suspect that just like Australia, Americans like a balance in the arms of government hence while they wanted a conservative senate and Trump to improve the Courts and they sought to put a check on Trump by having a Democratic majority in Congress. In short there was an element of normality but the left haven’t given up and like the ALP in Australia and the British Labour Party they have been infiltrated by Greens and Radical socialists.So there is a message to the Democrats that resounded well with the Brits and to a lessor degree with Australians and that was it you want to save your republic then you need two balanced parties so you can do the balance that you sought in 2018. And to do that you need to dump the left hard on their arse by a landslide swing across the board to the Republicans. Only when the radicals are punished and the supporters realise that the hard earned donations were wasted will they be motivated for change.
    If you have democratic friends then use this argument that only if they move more moderate can they be trusted with the public’s trust, the alignment with
    Defund the Police
    Antifa
    BLM
    The total focus on the Black voter
    Identity politics and
    Insane energy policy, and
    the fact that they are absorbed by TDS

    should worry all but the insane.
    As a meme said today
    America is not divided by Race, Color, Gender or Sexual Orientation
    America is divided into wise people and fools
    The fools divide themselves by Race, Color, Gender or Sexual Orientation
    Back to the lessons from Australia and Britain
    The left were convinced that they had it in the bag and in Australia they had a celebration dinner the night before the election and in the UK they doubled down on freebies and became anti British pro Europe. Result was a badly flawed Conservative party won in Australia, close but a win and in Britain the so called Labour wall in the North gave the Conservatives an 80 seat majority. Like Trump the Australian PM and the British PM are not hard right but they enjoy a a popularity and share an anti China sentiment. I believe Americans will rise up against the Dems and punish them for the arrogance displayed in the cities and states under their control as well as the supreme contempt they and the media show in the ceaseless attempts to get Trump. Not only that but the Pedo revelations, Durham’s report and charges and the clear links to China will help sell the primary message to democrats, if you ever want to trust them again, punish them now, they are children need a spanking.

  209. 1735099

    Your memory thinks Kennett was premier at the same time as JBP.

    Show me where I posted that.
    Whistle up Mater.
    He’s probably locked in his bunker in case he accidentally breathes the same air as some housos.
    According to this site they’re scarey – doncha know.

  210. thefrollickingmole

    Show me where I posted that.

    Go shovel your own shit.
    Wanker demands “Show me where I posted that.”, what a whining old fart.

  211. Alright – my virtual Trump Store closes in 24 hours.
    Post your order on here if you like, I’ll see it and confirm.
    No discounts!

  212. MatrixTransform

    Show me where I posted that.

    go find yr own dick

  213. Mark A

    Your memory thinks Kennett was premier at the same time as JBP.

    Show me where I posted that.

    Not in so many words but you implied by saying’ Kenneth drove the teachers and PSs to Queensland under the then premier B P.

    Very much the same thing really.

  214. Tel

    50% of the 25% allowed on site will be Safety dudes.

    Isn’t there a way to keep the Safety dudes out, for Safety reasons of course?

    Breathing down people’s necks sounds dangerous with all this Rona around … out of an abundance of caution we are asking you to Far Cough.

  215. MatrixTransform

    my virtual Trump Store closes in 24 hours.

    I want a bandana … red … with little black pills on it

  216. Leigh Lowe

    Safety dudes

    four points of contact with the ladder at AT ALL TIMES … said one
    I picked up pliers while standing on the ladder.
    NON COMPLIANT he said
    the end

    Four points of contact, eh?
    Unless you are using your dick or your nose as one contact point, you aren’t going anywhere.

    The old splat from heights without a net.
    Years ago we had a bloke fall to earth whilst transferring from an EWP bucket to a pylon.
    Had two clips on his harness.
    Unclipped the EWP one before clipping on to the pylon.
    Fell, but survived.
    Next management meeting OHS dick was hot to trot to blame “da management” for the splat which was clearly the fault of the high-wire artiste himself.
    Finally get to talk about it.
    OHS guy has steam issuing from his ears.
    CEO says : “Righto. Let’s talk about the attempted suicide out of the EWP yesterday.”
    OHS guy : “How Furqan Derya! This is about training and supervision and management …”
    CEO : “What do you suggest? Gravity awareness training?”.
    I shouldna laughed.

  217. 1735099

    Not in so many words.

    Not in any words.
    But Catallaxy has its own version of truth.
    It exists in an alternative universe.
    It resembles Dettol Donny’s.
    Funny that…

  218. Cassie of Sydney

    “Show me where I posted that.”

    He’s forgotten already….he really is laughable and pitiful. What was it that Judge Judy said? If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to have a good memory!

  219. Makka

    Isn’t there a way to keep the Safety dudes out, for Safety reasons of course?

    With the plague now upon us and cutting such a yuuuge swathe through our population , Safety dudes are the top most requirement on site, after the crane operator and union rep.

  220. 1735099

    Very much the same thing really.

    Only on Catallaxy where truth is malleable and facts are optional.

  221. gafa

    LL This is why we should never let the silly cows [listen to the radio / leave the house / speak without being spoken to / drive cars / vote / go to school]*..
    * strike out that which doesn’t apply.**.
    ** what am I saying? They all apply.

    So what you’re really saying is the the RoP does have some good points!

  222. Cassie of Sydney

    “Only on Catallaxy where truth is malleable and facts are optional.”

    We know…it happens every time you post a comment racist. Thanks for admitting it!

  223. Leigh Lowe

    So what you’re really saying is the the RoP does have some good points!

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    I was actually doing a little parody of a cow-herder here, and I suspect he is not a Muesli.

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    Incidentally saw some posters from the public housing commissariat in Flemington.
    No police near the towers please.

    Fascinating social experiment going on. I was thinking of the people in the quarantine hotel “crazy floor” just wanting to escape.

    No surprise that police aren’t wanted near the towers!

    Dealers are going to have an interesting time of it. The customer used to be able to see their dealer in an agreed location, but now such things are going to be difficult. Plod will book them for $4,957. Which is pretty chunky.

    And dealer isn’t so easily going to be doing an Uber pharma round…plod is going to get fed up with the “I was only getting exercise” excuse, and will start asking “is that a stash in your underpants or are you just happy to see me?”

    Overall I think there’re going to be a lot of very cold turkeys in Yarragrad in a week or two.

  225. 1735099 #3535444, posted on August 4, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Your memory thinks Kennett was premier at the same time as JBP.

    Show me where I posted that.

    You posted it 48 hrs ago, right here.

    1735099 #3532940, posted on August 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Why people were moving to Joh Qld in significant numbers,

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

  226. Nmbrs, post your VietCong kill count or GTFO

  227. MatrixTransform

    and facts are optional

    and fuckwits are perennial

  228. Only on Catallaxy where truth is malleable and facts are optional.

    Show me where I posted that.

    1735099 #3532940, posted on August 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Why people were moving to Joh Qld in significant numbers,

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

  229. Mark A

    1735099
    #3535459, posted on August 4, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Very much the same thing really.

    Only on Catallaxy where truth is malleable and facts are optional.

    Oh for God’s sake can’t you man up at least once and stand by what you said and meant instead of weaseling out.

    Shyte, and it’s such a trivial thing really, you made a mistake with your dates for the sake of bashing Kenneth.

  230. In 1967, Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, “I wouldn’t know, I’ve only ever killed Communists”

    My nigga
    Legendary stuff.

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