Open Forum: August 8, 2020

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  1. Struth

    That looks like Ian Moss in that pink dress.

  2. 2dogs

    Sounds about right.

    I am a lot less concerned about Russia than I am about China right now.

  3. Seems the consensus is that the Russians want Trump to win and the Chinese and Iranians want Biden to win.

    In my view an extra reason for Americans to vote for Trump.

    “I am a lot less concerned about Russia than I am about China right now”.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄🐂

  5. notafan

    🐃👌👌👌👀🐑🐑🐑

  6. Africa is fucked because of communism. Why did children starve in Ethiopia? Did it happen in the previous decades?

    We’ve had droughts too and we have never starved.

    ‘Belonged to nobody but everybody, it wasn’t looked after by anybody.
    Culture matters.’

    Private property rights.

    It’s why the “it takes a village” crap spouted by “moderate” Democrats is so insidious.

    Global birth rates are declining too. It is converging with the West.

    Some parts of Africa are getting ahead. Typically they’re not communist.

  7. calli

    In an eleventh hour decision – a controversial refugee protest in Brisbane has been called off due to “police violence”.

    Wow. Can I see some examples of this “violence” please? Pictures? Maybe even a snippet of fillum?

    Oh. Not exactly “violence” then. Just words of warning.

    How tewwwibly fwitening.

  8. notafan

    Mere presence is violence to the jazz handed

    #doingmyheadin

  9. Mozambique for example had a civil war that lasted for 17 years, communist rule (nationalisation and collectivisation) and post colonialisation, 250,000 educated and skilled Portuguese left.

    Their per capita GDP growth rate has been chugging along at pace since they got peace, market liberalisation and control of government finances (1987-1994). They’re still ruled by leftists so there is a long way to go, some idiotic Western ideas like MMT would send them back to the stone age.

  10. calli

    On the caption from Nota’s link:

    Coronavirus: NSW mystery cases worries as frontline workers cases soar

    They’re “soaring” are they? Any actual figures rather than overblown scare-words? One hospital worker in Hornsby is all I can count at present. I guess that’s twice buggerall.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3541019, posted on August 9, 2020 at 6:45 am

    He needs coffee

    For Struth

    Thanks Tom

    But not all is as it seems.

    Ah, Mr Norris.
    That sandwich.
    Let’s just say the filling wasn’t Nutella.

  12. calli

    Do you honestly think a 💩 sandwich would worry Chuck?

    Washed down with a litre of feminist tears, it would still taste good.

  13. feelthebern

    Tony Robbins now boosting a vaccine.
    Their pitch “synthetic peptides with a protein tip”.
    The reckon they can deliver 600million doses year one at USD1 cost at a 60% margin.
    I’ll leave it to others to critique.

  14. feelthebern

    It’s 2020 and everything Elon Musk said about COVID19 has been correct & everything Fauci has said has been wrong.

  15. Anyone been to Lagos? A travelogue with some Econ. Blogging would be great.

  16. synthetic peptides with a protein tip

    A Stephen Dank meme for the ribald “Hodge Twins” phase of the Conservatives Twins.

  17. Leigh Lowe

    Anyone been to Lagos?

    Ask Struth.
    I am pretty sure it is on one of the outback bus tour routes.

  18. Helen

    Bruce 1080 is odourless and tasteless, so no scent there but there could be other scents, human plastic glove.

    Timing is important, bitches will only take fresh kill back to her puppies. and was it wet (fresh) baitor manufactured, dry bait in these studies? We only use wet because we don’t want residual baits around.

    Wet bait has the added benefit of scent as a lure, dry bait you have to get the dogs attention by placing an attractant there, such as a coke can or a bit of pure white sand, something out of place.

    Interesting, many possibilities to get to bigger residual doggies. On our North side there are bigger dogs, all darker coated, like a touch of Shepard or something.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Say what you like about peptides and Essendon.
    At least their players didn’t give their teammates an impromptu prostate examination.

  20. Rabbi Putin
    #3540937, posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:19 pm
    Peter Garrett is one of Australia’s all-time biggest traitors and a classic Howard Zion-style Communist historical revisionist. So when we speak of tradition, I wonder if the traditional punishment for treason is still on the legal books…

    Tell me there are not deadset lunatics posting here!

  21. calli

    The “soaring” cases are not in NSW. Thanks Nine for your “truthy” reporting. A bit more digging and bingo:

    As of Saturday morning, Victoria had 998 healthcare workers who are active cases, an increase of 140 since Friday.

  22. Maj

    This Wuhan Flu is turning everyone in America into Socialists.

    Acting unilaterally has its limits and could prompt legal challenges. Trump’s orders are narrower in scope than the trillions Congress is mulling for a massive stimulus to the virus-damaged economy. Congress controls new federal spending. Trump already predicted sidestepping lawmakers will have lawsuit consequences but dared opponents to deprive Americans of relief.

    “If we get sued, it’s [from] somebody that doesn’t want people to get money,” Trump said. “And that’s not going to be a very popular thing.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-sign-coronavirus-relief-executive-orders-saturday-to-help-unemployed-americans-renters

    But I guess President Trump has to do what he has to do to get re-elected. Budget repair starts November 4!

  23. calli

    If the healthcare workers are wearing PPE and using it correctly, how come their infection numbers are increasing?

  24. Budget repair will likely never happen.

    Trump bucks should have been a teaching moment.

  25. Anne

    NESARA is coming!!! 💃💃💃

    The Fed is Dead. 😜

  26. Mater

    Coronavirus: NSW mystery cases worries as frontline workers cases soar

    Down here in Victoria, funny things are happening in the hospital system which are creating issues.

    For example:
    N95 masks are only being issued to staff who are dealing with patients to have had confirmed contact with Covid.

    Normal surgical masks are given to everyone else. This means that if a patient subsequently tests positive to Covid, ALL medical staff who had contact with him/her, whilst using the surgical masks, is considered exposed. They must go into isolation or quarantine.

    This is resulting in staff shortages, but the hospitals appear to have no issue, because any resulting costs (hotels, staff costs, quarantine, etc) doesn’t come out of their budget, the bill is sent to the government.

    Medical staff are typically trained to treat all patients as though they have AIDS, etc. Why is this highest risk protocol not being followed with the issuing of PPE now?

    It may be a shortage issue, or a cost issue, but it certainly indicates something about the medical fraternity’s attitude towards the virus and their concern about with the ‘overwhelming’ workload for “frontline workers”.

    Additionally, what does it say about the diktat that we must wear any old material over our mouths?

  27. Shy Ted

    Good stuff , Tom. This quaint little site from within one of the pics.
    But then within the comments, you hope it’s not true.
    But here’s the Walmart website.

  28. KANYE officially going on Presidential ballot papers in some states. GOPT operatives assisting the KANYE campaign to get on.
    🤣🤣🤣
    Trump [email protected]

  29. NESARA is a fairy tale that indebted rednecks dream of.

    Communism in as much as debt jubilees, then they get to claim it is in order to secure “sound money”.

    Belligerent losers.

  30. feelthebern

    The reason for the lock downs is to protect the health system not from overwhelming numbers, but from highlighting how antiquated & ineffectual their treatment methods are.

  31. Maj

    EOD drfarang • 23 minutes ago • edited

    Democrats are forced to sue to take food off of the tables of the working class and unemployed American Citizens.
    …. 3 months from Election Day.

    Democrats have already said they will be suing President Trump over this EO.
    He played the Democrats like a fiddle.

    President Trump just destroyed the Democrat Party in one signing of an Executive Order.

    So who still thinks President Trump isn’t the 4D Chess Master?

  32. Old School Conservative

    Anyone been to Lagos?

    Born and bred there.
    Many….many years ago.
    Never had any wishes to return. Exploding oil pipelines do that to you.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    New type of bait for feral pigs:

    German Nudist Chases Down Boar Who Snatched His Laptop (8 Aug)

    Remember to load the laptop up with a virus first.

  34. feelthebern

    Joe Rogan’s Texas studio looks ok from the pics he’s released.

  35. rickw

    Anyone been to Lagos?

    Yes! Went off piste there twice. My POC took me clubbing. We also went to look at a independently operated oil terminal in one of the no go areas.

    Ate rainforest snails at The Yellow Chili. Very nice, pan fried with a sort of tomato and onion salsa.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    One does not eat “snails” rickw.
    One eats “escargot.”

  37. rickw

    One does not eat “snails” rickw.
    One eats “escargot.”

    What about when they’re about 2” in diameter?!

  38. Tom

    For the second time in the past year, I tried unsuccessfully this morning to get a comment posted at the Paywallian on Chris Kenny’s Saturday comment piece on the China virus.

    I zeroed in on this paragraph:

    In the AFL, Port Adelaide are now at the top of the table and the Adelaide Crows are at the bottom but everyone in the free-settler state feels they are winning the coronavirus challenge. So much for the federation, and so much for the national cabinet. In 2020, it is now every state for itself.

    My comment:

    Chris, it’s not “so much for federation”; even though Covid-1984 is a national disaster, we’re seeing the rebirth of competitive federalism where states compete for the hearts and minds of Australians.

    Forty or 50 years ago, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen tried to lure southerners to the sunshine state with lower taxes.

    In 2020, the current Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, facing an election on October 31, is trying to secure this year’s AFL grand final, which can’t be held at the MCG because of the botched Andrews government reponse to Kung Flu.

    It’s just a pity that she is also trying to destroy the Queensland tourism industry because anti-southern sentiment plays well in marginal Brisbane seats.

    I’m guessing the J-school grad who rejected the comment was triggered by “Kung Flu” because she’d seen that snowflake chick from CNN trying to gotcha Trump that it was waaaaaayist — not the beautiful comic linguistic creation it has become.

    I now realise the book I’m setting out to write about journalism with areff’s help will have to include a chapter on the invasion of the Paywallian by anti-free-speech fascists from J-school.

  39. Never had any wishes to return. Exploding oil pipelines do that to you.

    Jesus Christ man.

    Cool story Rick. 😎

    I have a friend who wants to go there. He’s half convinced me.

    The grand tour was once the capstone of a young mokker’s trivium and quadrivium.

    Anyone been to Cabo Verde?

  40. Leigh Lowe

    rickw

    #3541077, posted on August 9, 2020 at 8:18 am

    One does not eat “snails” rickw.
    One eats “escargot.”

    What about when they’re about 2” in diameter?!

    Escargot grande.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of large snails, Numbers is running late today.

  42. Eyrie

    Re African economic development and population growth: the problem is that an economy compounds – unless the people in charge loot it so thoroughly that the compounding doesn’t happen. Communism/socialism is just cover for brigandry.

    See also Venezuela, Cuba, USSR etc etc and see also Australia.

  43. Shy Ted

    Great gravatar, Helen. They don’t make women like that anymore. But if they do I want one.

  44. areff

    if they do I want one.

    I’ll have the top half. You keep the bottom

  45. rickw

    Speaking of large snails, Numbers is running late today.

    Ha ha ha!

  46. Cassie of Sydney

    Leigh Lowe
    #3540983, posted on August 8, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    I think there are lights on in a number of places.
    Poland.
    Hungary.
    Croatia.
    What on earth could there be in their recent history which is driving this?”

    A teacher named Bob from Toowoomba?

  47. rickw

    I have a friend who wants to go there. He’s half convinced me.

    Lagos is incredibly densely populated. You know the triangular bits of land between a freeway and the on and off ramps? People had business there! Chaos on the freeway when you pull up there to buy some bricks or get your motorcycle serviced!

  48. Shy Ted

    1735099 #3540800, posted on August 8, 2020 at 7:40 pm
    Do you understand what this means for the claim that “vaccination works”?
    The incidence rate of congenital deformities is influenced more by improved neonatal care than any other single factor.
    More of these severely and multiply impaired newborns are now surviving and are counted in the statistics which become the national incidence rate.
    To get better data we need an At-risk Register, but contemporary privacy legislation has put the kibosh on that.

    No, TooBob. It’s inbreeding and substance abuse. By a country mile. I wonder which demographics would be the greatest contributors.

  49. “Day 184 of 15 days to flatten the curve…”

    ⚰️🗑️🤥🐂💩😏🤯😅🤭😂🤣👼😎🐸👍

  50. rickw

    More in the series “You know you’re living in a shithole when even the Brits have better guns than you.”:

  51. Struth

    Strange thing this morning.

    Notafan posts things that support my statements!!

    Now we know the end of civilisation as we know it, is just around the corner.

  52. rickw

    Big old chunk of iron and steel:

  53. Tom

    I don’t listen to sports station SEN much any more after the fat idiot who owns and runs it Craig Hutchison sacked footy legend and brilliant radio entertainer Kevin Bartlett and hired knowall smartarse Gerard Whateley (who has been a ratings disaster).

    However, I flicked over from the racing station this morning to catch the golf show with Andy Maher (“Bucket mouth”, Garry Lyon calls him) and stayed on to listen to the kids’ footy show with new mum of twins Daisy Pearce — one of the minority of players in the AFL Lezzo League who isn’t a lezzo.

    Daisy’s a natural county girl and knows how to connect with the kids who call in without talking down to them. Worth tuning in. Go, Daisy!

  54. Dr Martin Goldberg DESTROYS fake conservative poseur, Tomi Lahren.

    *Empowered blonde saves the world*

    Best comment – “the mask fell off”.

  55. Diogenes

    Rickw,
    Many thanks for that insiration as i go out to wire up the model railway.

  56. Tom

    Hooray! The Cat’s military historian Top Ender is on Sky Outsiders this morning talking about Hiroshima.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    No, TooBob. It’s inbreeding and substance abuse. By a country mile. I wonder which demographics would be the greatest contributors.

    I’ll take (b) … Toowoombians please.
    Lock it in Eddie.

  58. Leigh Lowe

    Diogenes

    #3541111, posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Rickw,
    Many thanks for that insiration as i go out to wire up the model railway.

    Three simple words which are guaranteed to cause a model railway enthusiast’s head to explode.
    .
    Stand well back everybody.
    .

    Toy train set

    .

  59. notafan

    What?

    Did I post something that said Melinda Gates is a childless cowbint who wears all the Gates family pants?

  60. thefrollickingmole

    Dickwolves are coming….

    We wanted anime cat girls, 2020 brings us lung syphilis and government “help”

  61. rickw

    Rickw,
    Many thanks for that insiration as i go out to wire up the model railway.

    Cool! The little bloke and I need to get back onto our G scale project. We have a Mamod engine and have been 3D printing rolling stock. The track is 3D printed sleepers with 10mm by 3mm Bunnings aluminium flat tapped into it. We made the curves to match LGB’s standards, height of top of rail also matches. Have also made our own points, same approach, 3D print the base and cut, bend and trim the aluminium and tap it in.

  62. rickw

    You’ve had that DB605 sitting in the garage for ages and just haven’t been able to get a start on it, something to get you going!:

  63. P

    75 years later, the films that tried to tell the story
    By John Mulderig -August 8, 2020

    “In the 75 years since its conclusion, the Second World War has been the subject of innumerable films of widely varied worth.

    Some have focused on the ordeal of combat; others have recounted personal stories set against the background of the global conflict.

    Following, in alphabetical order, are capsule reviews of 15 of these movies.

    They have been chosen both for artistic quality and for their educational value in conveying, whether through fact-based plots or at least plausible ones, what the experience of living through the struggle was like for those who did so.”

  64. rickw

    Tractor speed record on ice. I can’t help but be frightened! Vauge steering and high CG!

  65. Zyconoclast

    thefrollickingmole
    #3541119, posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:12 am
    Dickwolves are coming….

    Didn’t he do Law & Order about 30 years ago?

  66. MemoryFault

    Good morning Mrs P.

    Thank you for the video on the Davos crowd yesterday.
    Pretty much the whole enchilada in one 25 minute package.
    It’s a pity so very few here bothered to watch it.

  67. Top Ender

    Security guards ‘paid $2000 to do nothing’

    Security guards employed as part of Victoria’s embattled hotel quarantine system are being paid up to $2000 a week to sit at home and do nothing, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.

    The guards are allegedly being paid stand-by rates, despite their being no work. Some are also reportedly able to claim JobKeeper.

    Premier Daniel Andrews refused to comment on the hotel quarantine scheme despite repeated questioning at his daily briefing on Saturday. The scheme, which is being blamed for allowing coronavirus to spread through the community, is now the subject of an inquiry.

    Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday slammed “deadly bungles” and said Victorians were “entitled to answers”.

    Oz

  68. Dr Faustus

    Security guards employed as part of Victoria’s embattled hotel quarantine system are being paid up to $2000 a week to sit at home and do nothing, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.

    Surely this is an improvement on employing them to shag the detainees and spread the Rona.
    #babysteps

  69. EvilElvis

    If the healthcare workers are wearing PPE and using it correctly, how come their infection numbers are increasing?

    A question no one in the media would ask, Calli. Seriously, there’s not much you can trust public servants with yet trust them the plebs do.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Good morning Mr Faulty.
    Sorry I didn’t watch the video you set for homework.
    The dog ate my Betamax.

  71. rickw

    Staying Apart Keeps Us Together

    I wonder which consultant got paid how much for that chintzy borderline retarded slogan?

    Victoria is on big taxpayer funded trough, and most of us aren’t at it.

  72. lotocoti

    Following, in alphabetical order, are capsule reviews of 15 of these movies.

    Come and See and A Walk in the Sun must be on page 2.

  73. thefrollickingmole

    Year zero heroes.

    Hows NASAs rocket program going Vs Musks BTW?

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/08/nasa-to-change-harmful-and-discriminatory-planet-and-galaxy-nicknames
    Nasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.

    In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful”.

    Nasa added that it is “examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion”.

    One of the steps Nasa would immediately take would be to drop references to planetary nebula NGC 2392 known as the “Eskimo Nebula”, a dying Sun-like star that is blowing off its outer layers. “Eskimo”, the agency said, “is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions.”

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    Missed opportunities.

    I would so very much have loved to have been that unknown hero who put all the arrows leading nowhere in the Ikea store.

    Doing it in Bunnings or Big W won’t have the same effect, and it would be counterproductive in Dan Murphy’s, should Darwin ever get one. Good one Tom. Again.

    *fist bump*

  75. mh

    Staying Apart Keeps Us Together

    Freedom through Stage 4

  76. MemoryFault

    I agree, Mrs P.
    But as you can see, the denigration has already started – by the usual suspect.
    Just one thing, Mrs P.
    Could you please just call me Peter? That is my name. Peter Sawyer.
    I’ve been pushing for it for three years now, without much success.

  77. EvilElvis

    Victoria is on big taxpayer funded trough, and most of us aren’t at it.

    I said it many months ago, what’s the next big thing the east coast can drum up to garner sympathy and more importantly an increase in taxpayer funds? Victoria has had drought, bushfires, God knows what else over the last 12 months and continue to excel with Covid. Vicco, the gift that keeps on giving.

  78. Twostix:

    Possibly the easiest way to stop African population zooming is if dumb shit middleclass wankers stopped sending Africans billions of dollars of free money and shit each year.

    I read a (fiction) book once about dealing with the Africa problem.
    Authoritarian governments had been elected or taken over throughout Europe and were determined to do something about the lawlessness in the cities.
    Apparently the world had decided Africa was incapable of dealing with its problems and decided to do something a bit different.
    The continent was blockaded. Any aircraft trying to fly out was shot down, and vessels trying to go outside the 100 km limit was sunk. No aid, no interventions. If the crops failed, then they starved. Disease was to be allowed to run wild, there were to be no medical missions.
    Refugee boats were sunk, even if they were crewed by NGOs from the West. Any Africans who had smuggled themselves into the West were returned, unless they were employed and paid taxes.
    Just left to sink or swim on its own. Given twenty years to get its shit together and be admitted to the civilised world, or the walls went back up.
    The premise of the story was the endless supply of aid had actually stopped development and interference in political development by supporting dictators had stymied the evolution of democratic institutions.

    I forgot how it ended. I think a strongman ended up ruling the place.

  79. Eyrie

    Nasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.

    here’s the Bee’s take:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/infographic-the-official-nasa-guide-to-more-inclusive-space-terms

  80. Eyrie

    The continent was blockaded. Any aircraft trying to fly out was shot down, and vessels trying to go outside the 100 km limit was sunk. No aid, no interventions. If the crops failed, then they starved. Disease was to be allowed to run wild, there were to be no medical missions.

    You need to air drop in small arms and ammunition in quantity.

  81. MemoryFault

    I forgot how it ended. I think a strongman ended up ruling the place.

    Good morning Winston.
    It’s an old story line. I first read it in a very old book. It was the final chapter.
    The chapter was called “Revelation” and the story was titled “The Bible”.

  82. min

    Health workers are just not at work . Where do they live , how careful are their family ? Heard of a doctor who now home more often suddenly saw who was cleaning the house , a team of foreign workers who worked who knows where else and probably on the visas that did not give them Medicare or government help. Probably like my cleaner whom I had to cancel as she also worked in a nursing home. In Victoria there are hundreds of contacts they cannot trace . Those untraceable contacts are the ones that will keep virus spreading after September .
    Also I heard from family connection the tracing is in such a mess that although offered the job to fix it , refused . Remember that is the section the hopeless CMO , Van Dieman was sent to run . A complete schermozzle and according to connection unfixable . even the listing and contacting of positive cases is not up to date still taking days for DHHS to contact, inform and put on watch list.

  83. rickw

    The premise of the story was the endless supply of aid had actually stopped development and interference in political development by supporting dictators had stymied the evolution of democratic institutions.

    True. I would hate to be anyone trying to sell school stationary in Africa. Every week a container of aid would turn up from the west and stuff your business.

    Aid done properly is purchasing the goods locally, if at all.

  84. mh

    Looking at the Captain’s Flat weather radar it looks just like last night – very heavy rain.
    They must be getting some big totals.

  85. Farmer Gez

    Oh my gosh! Breathless news – 100,000 Brazilians die of Covid.

    That’s 0.04% of the population. Not exactly the Spanish Flu.

  86. thefrollickingmole

    Good old book “dead aid” https://www.amazon.com.au/Dead-Aid-Dambisa-F-Moyo/dp/0374532125

    Does a reasonably good job of explaining how distorting “aid” is.

    Lets say you are a farmer, had a good year and built up a bit of capital and land.
    Next year there is a drought, you are ok and expect great demand for your products and improved prices.

    US-aid or someone similar dumps 100,000 tons of product there instead.

    Where does your capital come from to mechanize, fertilize or improve?

  87. Beachcomber:

    The lights are well and truly out in Australia. They have been extinguished by the complete Leftist capture of the institutions: political, media, Universities et. al.

    Actually, I’m becoming optimistic.
    Sometimes a drunk has to wake up in the gutter, covered in shit and vomit before they accept there is a problem.
    We have a way to go, but looking at the photo of the three coppers arresting the woman in Victoria, I think we’ll get there.

  88. Roger

    Possibly the easiest way to stop African population zooming is if dumb shit middleclass wankers stopped sending Africans billions of dollars of free money and shit each year.

    Population growth in Africa has nothing to do with foreign aid, little of which reaches the village level.

    It’s a result of cultural and religious factors.

  89. Dr Faustus

    Queensland has recorded zero new cases on what an expert had warned would be a “critical weekend” after a cluster scare caused by three women who returned from Melbourne.

    Critical weekend?

    So, have we dodged a bullet?
    Or was there never a problem?
    Or are we just in the eye of the storm?

    Where’s an expert when you need one?

  90. According to the latest WHO data published in 2018 Influenza and Pneumonia Deaths in Brazil reached 92,498 or 8.39% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 42.68 per 100,000 of population ranks Brazil #76 in the world.

    https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/brazil-influenza-pneumonia

    So basically COVID is out competing the other microbes and taking the vulnerable.

    The overall death rate has no changed in a statistically significant manner and certainly not worth the cost of destroying the economy for a generation.

  91. Nick

    On Facechook, a group with 9000 likes is ‘sending a handwritten note to Daniel Andrews THANKING him.’
    Seriously. Victoria, you deserve all you get

  92. Not Uh oh

    Top Ender on Outsiders. Well played.

  93. MemoryFault

    We have a way to go, but looking at the photo of the three coppers arresting the woman in Victoria, I think we’ll get there.

    I sincerely hope you’re right, Winston.
    A lot depends on what happens here on October 8.

  94. Roger

    …a team of foreign workers who worked who knows where else and probably on the visas that did not give them Medicare or government help.

    And in their down time they or their partners deliver take aways to Australians who are too lazy to cook for themselves.

  95. Farmer Gez

    Additionally, what does it say about the diktat that we must wear any old material over our mouths?

    The facts are clear. Every nurse and doctor knows normal surgical masks are useless against viruses.

    The mask keeps out most particles above 0.3 micron but the sneaky Corona is only 0.12 micron. It slips though a mask without touching the sides.

    It’s only useful to stop infected people spitting droplets into the air. For that reason they are useful but why weren’t infected people made to wear masks from day one?

  96. Mater

    Actually, I’m becoming optimistic.
    Sometimes a drunk has to wake up in the gutter, covered in shit and vomit before they accept there is a problem.

    Yes, Winston.
    We’ve gone past the point of return. It must now get worse before it can possibly get better.

    “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

  97. Roger

    On Facechook, a group with 9000 likes is ‘sending a handwritten note to Daniel Andrews THANKING him.’

    Melbourne Syndrome.

  98. mh

    Brazil is currently 9th in deaths per population.

  99. https://www.pnas.org/content/116/8/2891

    The most recent findings from the Kenya DHS are a point in case. The TFR in Kenya in the late 1970s was around 8.1 children—considered to be the highest in the world. After an initial decline, it remained stagnant for about a decade around 2000 at a level of 4.6 to 4.9 children. But most recently, the TFR experienced a rather steep dive to 3.9 children for the 3 y preceding the 2014 DHS and even 3.7 in the 2015 Malaria Indicator Survey (20). No statistical extrapolation model based on TFR alone could predict this recent decline. The education-specific analysis discussed in this paper makes it plausible because the female cohorts that experienced the stall in education expansion are being replaced in the prime childbearing ages by new and better-educated cohorts.

    Africa is still going to grow much more quickly than the West but fertility rates globally are converging between regions.

  100. Rex Anger

    @ rickw-
    Gorgeous heavy metal posted earlier this morning! Challenger 3985 and Big Boy 4014 are mechanical marvels.

    I do like my bendy steam engines, though my personal favourite (having operated a few) are Garratts.

    HERE (because I cannot properly embed YouBoob videos with a ‘smart’ phone), is a 2017 video featuring this Anger operating what at the time was the oldest working Garratt in the world. NGG52 was built in 1919 for South Africa. Now the Poms have K1 going again, it goes back to second-oldest.

    Great little steamer…

  101. Roger

    Peter Hitchens notes the Melbourne lockdown:

    “Strikingly, it is in the formerly free English-speaking world, inheritors of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, that the most severe attack on freedom is happening. They seem confident we will not defend it.”

  102. Dr Faustus

    Sometimes a drunk has to wake up in the gutter, covered in shit and vomit before they accept there is a problem.

    This is true.
    In about 12 months time, it will be the IMF slapping us around the face while we are screaming ‘vaccine’ at the goblins.

  103. NoFixedAddress

    White Woke Fkheads – WWF – banish White Polar Bears back to White Snow and Ice Regions
    (global warming demanded so the Whitescapes of the World are wiped out).

    https://babylonbee.com/news/woke-polar-bear-apologizes-for-being-white

  104. Farmer Gez

    56,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2018.

    Choose your poison.

  105. Barry LLyod
    Barry LLyod
    2 weeks ago
    Australia workforce approx 17 Million less 2 Million public servamts ( guranteed job secruity & income) = 15 Million private sectors employees. 1.5 Million on JobSeeker = 10% unemployed. Include 3.5 Million on JobKeeper = 33% of private sector workers receiving government employment/unemployment assistance.

  106. Has anyone received a pack of those seeds from China?

  107. Leigh Lowe

    Keep up Faustus.
    It is not a “dodged bullet”.
    Nor is it “the eye of the storm”.
    It is … “The Tipping Point”.

  108. Switzer now leading the sleepwalking into oblivion.

    SHILL ALERT!

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Just added ‘red texta’ to the shopping list for shortly.

    The old one’s buggered after circling all the different Apocalypse dates on my calendar.

  110. 10 million workers pay for the employment of 17 million.

    The debt is being carried by them. 40% of GDP for all workers is like 66% of GDP for the productive ones.

  111. Tom

    Top Ender on Outsiders. Well played.

    Top Ender is not only an expert in military history, but effortlessly handles the left’s 21st century deconstructionist bullshit that the use of the A-bomb to end World War Two was immoral.

    I’d say Top Ender has used his exposure to trolls at the Cat to sharpen up his excellent presentation skills.

  112. Terry Pedersen

    Brazil is currently 9th in deaths per population.

    Brazil is First in deaths per million cases. So far 33,366 have died there from every million infected.
    USA is Second in deaths per million cases. So far 32,056 have died there from every million infected.

  113. sfw

    Heard that many of the large construction sites around Melbourne have for the past week or so have put on many many casual ‘trade assistants’. The idea being that when the sites have to go to reduced worker numbers as required by the Diktator, they can still employ most of their normal workers as the system uses a percentage rule of the numbers on site. Sort of smart but who let them know that such rules were not far off? I assume many or most of these large sites are union sites.

  114. MemoryFault

    “Strikingly, it is in the formerly free English-speaking world, inheritors of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, that the most severe attack on freedom is happening.

    Good morning Roger.
    Yes, the five English speaking democracies – he UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Also, coincidentally, the five signatory countries to the UKUSA Pact, which gave us Project Echelon, through its various iterations, to Five Eyes.

    The five nations that introduced all the same steps in unison – even the same names and diagrams and adverts – stuff like “social distancing” and “we’re all in this together”. Also the home of the “Black Lives Matter” protests, plus a lot more.

    Amazing coincidence, that.

  115. Dr Faustus

    It is … “The Tipping Point”.

    Christ.
    Is that an Expert Opinion?
    Do I need to hoard toilet paper?

  116. P

    Roger
    #3541184, posted on August 9, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Peter Hitchens notes the Melbourne lockdown:

    “Strikingly, it is in the formerly free English-speaking world, inheritors of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, that the most severe attack on freedom is happening. They seem confident we will not defend it.”

    Under sub-heading “Repression by men in black uniforms is not a good look”, I like:

    The local police chief, Shane Patton, fetchingly dressed in black shirt and black tie (does he know no history?) is pleased that non-muzzle-wearers are being ‘shunned’ and says his officers ‘had’ to smash into cars whose drivers did not co-operate with stop and search.

  117. stackja

    HAZARD Fallen tree – search NSW 2539 postcode for town name. Why? Akismet knows!

  118. incoherent rambler

    Victoria has had drought, bushfires, God knows what else over the last 12 months and continue to excel with Covid.

    Drought – ask Gez how the VIK govt helped
    Bushfires – arguably caused by govt
    Covid – cough, cough

  119. min

    Thank you notes for Dan from the public servants who got salary increase .

  120. Shy Ted

    Speaking of large snails, Numbers is running late today.
    It’s Sunday, he’s always late on Sunday. Goes to Mass. Pops into the confessional too…
    Priest: Yes, my son?
    TooBob: Forgive me Father for they have sinned.
    Priest: Don’t you mean I have sinned.
    TooBob: Oh no, Father. Those commenters on catallaxyfiles, they’re the sinners. You know me, pure of mind and heart. The catallaxy mob, they’re always arguing that black is black and white is white and up is up and down is down. No matter how much I educate them about how black is white and up is down and how I won the Inventman war single handedly they won’t change their ways. Honestly, they belong in special schools.
    Priest: You are absolved, my son. Your penance is to drive round Toowoomba in an ancient MX5 hitting all the road islands and kerbs as you go.
    TooBob: Thank you, Father. I did that on the way here.

  121. thefrollickingmole

    Good little article and vid.
    And someone already beat you to the mein kampf joke as well. (see the vid)
    https://areomagazine.com/2018/10/02/academic-grievance-studies-and-the-corruption-of-scholarship/
    Sometimes we just thought a nutty or inhumane idea up and ran with it. What if we write a paper saying we should train men like we do dogs—to prevent rape culture? Hence came the “Dog Park” paper. What if we write a paper claiming that when a guy privately masturbates while thinking about a woman (without her consent—in fact, without her ever finding out about it) that he’s committing sexual violence against her? That gave us the “Masturbation” paper. What if we argue that the reason superintelligent AI is potentially dangerous is because it is being programmed to be masculinist and imperialist using Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Lacanian psychoanalysis? That’s our “Feminist AI” paper. What if we argued that “a fat body is a legitimately built body” as a foundation for introducing a category for fat bodybuilding into the sport of professional bodybuilding? You can read how that went in Fat Studies.
    ….
    Sure, our “Dildos” paper did that to answer the questions, “Why don’t straight men tend to masturbate via anal penetration, and what might happen if they did?” Hint: according to our paper in Sexuality and Culture, a leading sexualities journal, they will be less transphobic and more feminist as a result.

    ….
    Another tough one for us was, “I wonder if they’d publish a feminist rewrite of a chapter from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.” The answer to that question also turns out to be “yes,” given that the feminist social work journal Affilia has just accepted it. As we progressed, we started to realize that just about anything can be made to work, so long as it falls within the moral orthodoxy and demonstrates understanding of the existing literature.

    https://youtu.be/kVk9a5Jcd1k

  122. Boambee John

    Brazil is First in deaths per million cases. So far 33,366 have died there from every million known to have been infected.
    USA is Second in deaths per million cases. So far 32,056 have died there from every million known to have been infected.

    Fixed for you, TP. Unless you conduct a statistically valid random survey ofvthe total population, you do not know the total infected, many of whommwill be asymptomatic.

  123. Woolfe

    Some dumb American woman used my email address as a contact for Democrats. I get over 10 begging emails from them every day.

  124. incoherent rambler

    If the healthcare workers are wearing PPE and using it correctly, how come their infection numbers are increasing?

    The sign in a hospital may give you a clues.

    DO NOT USE PPE IN THE TOILET.

  125. Boambee John

    Sorry, formatting went a bit astray. Both ofvthe first two sentences should be in italics, and “known to have been” in the first should also be bold!

  126. incoherent rambler

    If the healthcare workers are wearing PPE and using it correctly, how come their infection numbers are increasing?

    Most likely because in the major hospitals the staff are subject to non-stop testing.
    The more you test, the more positive results you get.

  127. Dr Faustus

    DO NOT USE PPE IN THE TOILET.

    A close relation of:

    DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE ENDS IN THE URINAL – IT MAKES THEM SOGGY AND HARD TO LIGHT

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Shy Ted, 10.54;

    ‘the Inventman war’

    Gold. Glorious gold.

  129. johanna

    I am really tired of people in responsible positions who seem to equate ‘working hard’ with making the right decisions. There was that bint who started sobbing at an inquiry, there have been numerous Premiers and the PM, now the latest is waste of space Vicco Health Minister Mikakos:

    “Since that fateful day on 25 January, when we had our first ever case, I’ve worked every day to keep everyone safe,” she said.

    “I have put every ounce of energy I’ve had into that effort. If it wasn’t enough, then I’m deeply sorry.”

    See, this is what happens when people are brought up with participation trophies. Results are secondary. The important thing is that you are seen to be trying.

    Honey, if you just worked for an hour each morning doing what was needed and took the rest of the day off, that would be fine with me.

    ‘Working very hard’ is no substitute for ‘getting it right’, doofi.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    What if we argue that the reason superintelligent AI is potentially dangerous is because it is being programmed to be masculinist and imperialist using Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Lacanian psychoanalysis? That’s our “Feminist AI” paper.

    Haha, see my link earlier that computers are racist.

    Whiteness of AI erases people of color from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue (5 Aug)

    Reality is satire, and satire is reality.

    (Even more fun, I had to check carefully that this science paper isn’t satire. Yep, they mean it… )

  131. “Why don’t straight men tend to masturbate via anal penetration, and what might happen if they did?

    They would put curtain makers out of business.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    DO NOT USE PPE IN THE TOILET.

    Or when making chicken nuggets.

    McDonald’s nugget horror: Aldershot girl, 6, chokes on blue face mask found inside chicken (5 Aug)

    Tastes like cardboard.

  133. Dr Faustus

    I have put every ounce of energy I’ve had into that effort. If it wasn’t enough, then I’m deeply sorry.”

    Ocean-going passive aggression.

  134. Tom

    There was that bint who started sobbing at an inquiry, there have been numerous Premiers and the PM, now the latest is waste of space Vicco Health Minister Mikakos:

    A mate of my brother’s calls Mikakos “Miss Greece 1960”.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have put every ounce of energy I’ve had into that effort. If it wasn’t enough, then I’m deeply sorry.”

    No good unless accompanied by your resignation.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘See, this is what happens when people are brought up with participation trophies. Results are secondary. The important thing is that you are seen to be trying.’

    Kapow. Or, to paraphrase, if I may:

    You. Are. Not. Good. Enough.

  137. JC

    You know, when you begin to see a pattern of fat, ugly sheilas and manlets screaming at cops and burning down buildings, there’s possibly science behind it.

    “more attractive individuals are more likely to identify as conservative and Republican than less physically attractive citizens…results are consistent across datasets and persist when controlling for socioeconomic status and demographics” https://cambridge.org/core/journals/politics-and-the-life-sciences/article/effects-of-physical-attractiveness-on-political-beliefs/D5214D0CAE37EE5947B7BF29762547EE

    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1292156329805656068/photo/1

    LOl

  138. Roger

    Vicco Health Minister Mikakos

    Chuckle.

    Every day she asks herself “What would Pericles do?”

  139. JC

    Every day she asks herself “What would Pericles do?”

    lol

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    Someone’s nanna with dyed jet-black hair, dressed up in some sort of uniform and complete with wonky grandma glasses on Sky warbling about evacuations in NSW due to a series of showers.

    C19 gets its share of mentions, naturally.

  141. Dr Faustus

    McDonald’s nugget horror: Aldershot girl, 6, chokes on blue face mask found inside chicken (5 Aug)

    There’s a Life Lesson there for Aldershot girl, 6.
    Never eat mystery meat.
    #legendofthekentuckyfriedrat

  142. MatrixTransform

    AI finally understands the meaning of ‘subjective’ and becomes self aware.

    Calls itself the Great Lacan and then, in what appears to Satire, decides that henceforth all multiple choice questions will no longer allow (d) All of the above

    shit … I think I spelled Sartre wrong

  143. Will

    mh
    #3541180, posted on August 9, 2020 at 10:27 am
    Brazil is currently 9th in deaths per population.

    would be interesting to see a errrr *demographic* breakdown of that

  144. Roger

    You know, when you begin to see a pattern of fat, ugly sheilas and manlets screaming at cops and burning down buildings, there’s possibly science behind it.

    There’s also a choice:

    Young women eschewing feminism and LGBTQ+ propaganda and rediscovering their beauty.

  145. JC

    Anyone see Friday’s US jobs report? It’s mindblowing how quickly that place repairs itself.

    1.8 million jobs created, third biggest jobs report on record,

    The country reminds me of the robot in Terminator. Arnie blows up the robot, then the liquid on the ground begins to reconstitute itself. You can throw riots, plagues at the place. You can throw even the kitchen sink at it, but it always comes back.

  146. Farmer Gez

    Roger
    #3541239, posted on August 9, 2020 at 11:19 am
    Vicco Health Minister Mikakos

    Chuckle.

    Every day she asks herself “What would Pericles do?”

    The worst Greek decision maker since that bloke who thought the Trojan Horse was a nice pressie.

  147. many many casual ‘trade assistants

    Haven’t heard anything about that, sfw. It’s possible though.
    My intel was that ProBuild are closing most/all of theirs, Multiplex same.
    Our little mob is gone for the duration. I’m doing some repairs on a finished/occupied apartment block in Elsternwick so me and one other bloke have two more days work.
    #lastmanstanding

  148. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3541067, posted on August 9, 2020 at 8:03 am
    New type of bait for feral pigs:

    German Nudist Chases Down Boar Who Snatched His Laptop (8 Aug)

    It’s generally accepted that’s head prefect on account of the shiny arse.

  149. lotocoti

    I have put every ounce of energy I’ve had into that effort. If it wasn’t enough, then I’m deeply sorry.

    Sounds like someone might be the third type.
    …there are the hard-working, stupid ones. These people are a menace, and must be fired at once.
    They create irrelevant work for everybody.

  150. 132andBush

    Fixed for you, TP. Unless you conduct a statistically valid random survey ofvthe total population, you do not know the total infected, many of whommwill be asymptomatic.

    Exactly.
    Up to ten times the number of detected cases.

  151. JC

    I’m doing some repairs on a finished/occupied apartment block in Elsternwick so me and one other bloke have two more days work.

    Where Gunner. I grew up around there.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3541197, posted on August 9, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Just added ‘red texta’ to the shopping list for shortly.

    The old one’s buggered after circling all the different Apocalypse dates on my calendar.

    Listen you DICK!!!
    How many times do I have to post the schedule you Malicious Mongrel!!
    It goes like this:-
    Apocolypse … 26th or 27th August.
    Armageddon … 3rd or 4th September.
    Doomsday … 6th October.

  153. Anthony

    394 in Victoria today. Why do I have this nagging feeling that the whole set of figures Victoria is putting out is complete and utter shit? Worthy of someone called Mikado.

  154. Struth

    So the countries with the leaders most hated by the left, USA and Brazil, have the MSM claiming they have the highest death rates and people here are still quoting figures as if they believe them.

  155. sfw

    Tailgunner, got it from a relative in the game, but he hadn’t seen it himself but did say he had been told by a mate on one of the big sites, so could just be rumour but it wouldn’t shock me. My son works at Crown for co that does the lifts, escalators etc. Crown has been shut for months, thousands lost their jobs, he was kept on due to the legal requirements etc for lifts and escalators. He said that lately the few Crown execs left were all looking very worried. I’m a little surprised that the Diktator would shut CFMEU sites, there must be some payoff for the union somewhere, I guess it will come to light one day.

  156. woolfe

    Even worse they are quoting third world shitholes and China as real data

  157. Boambee John

    Doomsday … 6th October.

    So now might be a good time to take out a long term loan, and sell all your stocks?

    Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we …

  158. Good morning all.
    Watching Andrews on the tv now. Why does the Auslan chick have to scowl, furrow brows and basically looking like she is constipated? Or does she have to translate Andrews’ disdain for ordinary Victorians?

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Our little mob is gone for the duration. I’m doing some repairs on a finished/occupied apartment block in Elsternwick so me and one other bloke have two more days work.

    If you are looking for a bit of work outside the Irony Curtain, I am building a Virginal Sacrifice Tower on the rim of a nearby volcano.
    The volcano is dormant at the moment, but I predict it will go off on the 26th August or 3rd September.
    6th October at the very latest.

  160. 132andBush

    johanna
    #3541227, posted on August 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I am really tired of people in responsible positions who seem to equate ‘working hard’ with making the right decisions. There was that bint who started sobbing at an inquiry, there have been numerous Premiers and the PM, now the latest is waste of space Vicco Health Minister Mikakos:

    “Since that fateful day on 25 January, when we had our first ever case, I’ve worked every day to keep everyone safe,” she said.

    “I have put every ounce of energy I’ve had into that effort. If it wasn’t enough, then I’m deeply sorry.”

    See, this is what happens when people are brought up with participation trophies. Results are secondary. The important thing is that you are seen to be trying.

    Honey, if you just worked for an hour each morning doing what was needed and took the rest of the day off, that would be fine with me.

    ‘Working very hard’ is no substitute for ‘getting it right’, doofi.

    Probably comment of the week. If not year.

  161. 1735099

    Brazil is First in deaths per million cases. So far 33,366 have died there from every million infected.
    USA is Second in deaths per million cases. So far 32,056 have died there from every million infected.

    And what do the leadership in these countries have in common?

    Although the above listing of leaders has a mix of far-right and far-left populists, their common threat is the politics of extremism. They share comparable traits of mistrusting expert knowledge, stoking suspicion about formal institutions, stirring up their social base of hardcore, die-hard loyalists, cultivating a cult of personality around themselves, and maintaining a self-image as the sole guardians of the interests of the ordinary masses.

  162. cohenite

    Legalise Sedition
    #3541110, posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:04 am
    Dr Martin Goldberg DESTROYS fake conservative poseur, Tomi Lahren.

    *Empowered blonde saves the world*

    Best comment – “the mask fell off”.

    Well, that’s another delusion shattered. Poor Tomi, she’s just another gimme skank. Now if Kaitlin and Lauren go woke I’m giving up.

    In better news the tractor and train videos were awesome.

  163. sfw

    Got married on the 4th Oct, the first time, that was doomsday for me.

  164. Mark A

    Rex Anger
    #3541183, posted on August 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    HERE

    Beautiful stuff.
    Had to turn it off after 3 vids otherwise I get nothing done.
    TA.

  165. Fisky

    Comfortably Smug
    @ComfortablySmug
    President Trump: [Fixes all of America’s problems]

    Libertarians: “But the Ayn Rand book said this is bad!! Crying faceCrying faceCrying face”

  166. thefrollickingmole

    Leigh Lowe

    What day is heck unleashed?
    And someone really stuffed up with the Rain of boils and people being afflicted by frogs, was that a typo or deliberate.

    Then theres the big one
    https://www.entrelineas.org/pdf/assets/who-will-be-eaten-first-howard-hallis-2004.pdf

  167. johanna

    The latest edition of Florida Man here.

  168. MatrixTransform

    full of grace … theTard has opened its chakra

  169. cohenite

    Troll still spewing about US leading the way with chunk virus deaths. In fact, as has been pointed out to the inveterate liar many times, if you take out 6 demorat states the US is way down the list. In the US the demorats are responsible for the deaths and infections; just like here in Australia with the hunchback.

  170. 132andBush

    If you are looking for a bit of work outside the Irony Curtain, I am building a Virginal Sacrifice Tower on the rim of a nearby volcano.
    The volcano is dormant at the moment, but I predict it will go off on the 26th August or 3rd September.
    6th October at the very latest.

    Derrinallum/Mt Elephant.
    Excellent place for the end of the world.

  171. feelthebern

    We are constantly told that a certain “procedure” is a decision to be made between the patient & their medical professional.
    And all others should butt out.
    Especially government.
    How come that standard isn’t applied when it comes to hydroxychloroquine?

  172. mh

    In Staying Apart Keeps Us Together news

    Victoria recorded 17 deaths and 394 new cases on Sunday

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Apocolypse … 26th or 27th August.
    Armageddon … 3rd or 4th September.
    Doomsday … 6th October.’

    Well he just said October 8. Stop teasing me. I’m confused and texta-less.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Boambee John

    #3541272, posted on August 9, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Doomsday … 6th October.

    So now might be a good time to take out a long term loan, and sell all your stocks?

    Ah yes, well.
    Um.

    This doomsday advice is general in nature and may not be suitable in every circumstance. We provide no warranty or guarantee of this advice nor indemnity for losses incurred if relied upon.
    Please seek professional advice from a licensed professional astrologer or seer who will consider your particular doomsday scenario.

  175. Struth

    Check this out LL

    You can come on one of my tours, I work for this company, (or used to, now covid closed) maybe one day again, mostly do Arnhem land but do all over as required.
    Tour Darwin and check out Top Ender’s great East Point military Museum from time to time.
    Good interview on Outsiders, Tom

    Did Lake Eyre last year, Oodnadatta track, you’d have a ball……………………………….
    Nothing like a good tour bus trip.
    link is here.

  176. MemoryFault

    It goes like this:-
    Apocolypse … 26th or 27th August.
    Armageddon … 3rd or 4th September.
    Doomsday … 6th October.

    Actually, I thought it went:
    Stock market crash 27th/28the August OR 3rd/4th September.
    Budget delivered Tuesday October 6.
    Opposition Right of Reply/ Election announced Thursday October 8.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Got married on the 4th Oct, the first time, that was doomsday for me.’

    12 October.

    Commemorated in my household in identical manner as the Somme offensive kick-off in 1916.

  178. Roger

    We are constantly told that a certain “procedure” is a decision to be made between the patient & their medical professional.

    Not these days, bern.

    Health department(s) issue protocols that doctors have to follow and conditions that patients have to meet before medicines can be prescribed or procedures undertaken.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    What day is heck unleashed?
    And someone really stuffed up with the Rain of boils and people being afflicted by frogs, was that a typo or deliberate.

    Well, mole, the Ten Plagues are a bit like the AFL season.
    There will be a lot of plagues compressed into a very short period.

    Normally, as you would know, your Ten Plagues would be spread over 40 days and 40 nights, but we are going to have to squeeze them all into three weeks.
    I know this is incovenient and not at all ideal, but these are Unprecedented Times.

  180. K2

    Forget Mt. Elephant. The crater of Mt. Noorat is the best one around. Deeper than the surrounding plain.

    Anyway, there is no date for the Apocalypse (unveiling). It is a gradual thing. We are standing in it.

  181. mh

    Headline at the Oz

    INQUIRER
    What if Stage 4 doesn’t work?
    Running out of options, is Victoria prepared to go as far as China?

    The Belt and Road state? Of course they are!

  182. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3541298, posted on August 9, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Check this out LL

    You can come on one of my tours

    1. Is it just you and me?
    2. Is Wolf Creek on the itinerary?

  183. Memory Vault:
    That’s a scary video.
    A pity the Norks missed an opportunity to test one of their nukes at Davos this year.
    It certainly would have reset the Reset.

  184. NoFixedAddress

    Jenny Mikakos, former Solicitor practising in revenue and commercial law with Coopers and Lybrand, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Jerrard & Stuk, 1995-99?

    Mallesons Stephen Jaques now part of King & Wood Mallesons who are advisers to the Victorian Government, and other Australian Governments, with King & Wood being founded in China!

    With King & Wood Mallesons alumni listed here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_%26_Wood_Mallesons#Alumni

    That Jenny Mikakos?

  185. min

    Only 4 outcomes from the lockdown
    monk
    Hunk
    chunk
    Drunk
    Choose wisely

  186. min

    What will kill Dan is the Footy final leaving Melbourne followed by the loss of the Melbourne Cup.

  187. Struth

    1. Is it just you and me?
    2. Is Wolf Creek on the itinerary?

    Sniff, spit, nope, er, ut’s just me an’ an and ol’ mate o’ mine and you, some crocs and buffalo.
    He ain’t real purdy, but you and him should get along just fine…………….

  188. 1735099

    A Sunday morning drive in Paris in 1976 with a camera mounted on the front bumper of a Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9.
    The Merc was too quiet, so the dubbed soundtrack is a Ferrari 275 GTB.
    Red lights not a problem, because “Il n’y pas de gendarmes”.

  189. Eyrie:

    You need to air drop in small arms and ammunition in quantity.

    The continent is awash in small arms and there’s enough village factories to reload the brass for ever.

  190. MemoryFault

    It certainly would have reset the Reset.

    Life is full of disappointments, Winston.
    But I’m glad you “enjoyed” the video.
    Once again I thank Mrs P for posting it.

    .
    PS – My name is Peter.

  191. Bruce of Newcastle

    The volcano is dormant at the moment, but I predict it will go off on the 26th August or 3rd September.

    I was looking up this volcano earlier this morning:

    Bam

    Yep, its name is Bam. Last erupted in 1960.

  192. MatrixTransform

    Choose wisely

    (d) All of the above

  193. Struth

    You like to do a bit o’ barramundi Fishin’ LL.
    My ol’ mate Jesper, well, he just loves himself a spot o’ fishin’
    Just you an’ him up the Liverpool , shoot, you’ll have a ball,…… or two.
    He’s very proud of his rod.

  194. TFM:

    Lets say you are a farmer, had a good year and built up a bit of capital and land.
    Next year there is a drought, you are ok and expect great demand for your products and improved prices.
    US-aid or someone similar dumps 100,000 tons of product there instead.
    Where does your capital come from to mechanize, fertilize or improve?

    Eggzakkerly, TFM.
    Until everyone stops the interfering virtue signalling, Africa will remain a land of poverty and chaos.

  195. Farmer Gez

    Anyone quoting deaths per million infected should come to me for bridge buying. I’ve got them going cheap.

    The only stat that has a useful relative body count is deaths per mill total population. In that league Belgium beats all comers.

    NYC researchers believe that over 20% of the population were actually infected.
    Fit folks with a runny nose, a slight headache or tickle in the throat would not have gone for a test. Would you?

  196. Nick

    The volcano is dormant at the moment, but I predict it will go off on the 26th August or 3rd September.
    6th October at the very latest.

    My stars never said anything about this. Better give the runes a go

  197. Fisky
    #3541284, posted on August 9, 2020 at 11:45 am
    Comfortably Smug
    @ComfortablySmug
    President Trump: [Fixes all of America’s problems]

    Libertarians: “But the Ayn Rand book said this is bad!! Crying faceCrying faceCrying face”

    Tell me when Trump paid the debt off and arrested the BLM and Antifa leadership.

  198. Perth Trader

    I’ve invested every spare dollar, shilling , rupe, shekel and yuan in coffee . I have a good feeling about coffee. If theres two things I know , .. its coffee.

  199. incoherent rambler

    If theres two things I know , .. its coffee.

    Three types of people on this blog.
    Those that can count and those that can’t.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Merc was too quiet, so the dubbed soundtrack is a Ferrari 275 GTB.

    Hehe:

    Why Electric Cars Are Getting Louder (9 Aug)

    But electric vehicles, which draw power from a battery instead of a noisy combustion engine, don’t make much noise at slow speeds. The quiet can be dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, who may not hear a car sneaking up behind them, as well as people with visual impairments who rely on sound to detect approaching vehicles.

    That’s the reasoning behind a federal law that goes into full effect in September, requiring electric vehicles to make an artificial sound at low speeds and at standstill. The noise must be loud enough to alert pedestrians, and indicate if the vehicle is speeding up or slowing down. For car manufacturers, it’s an opportunity to create distinctive sounds, giving electric vehicles their own flair.

    “This is the wild, wild West,” says Jonathan Pierce, senior manager for global experiential research and development at HARMAN International, which designs and engineers branded audio systems for automakers.

    Car companies have already begun floating unorthodox ideas. For example, Lincoln hired Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians to create alerts, blended from percussion and stringed instruments, for its latest SUVs. Meanwhile, BMW tapped Hans Zimmer to compose noises for its Vision M Next, making the concept car sound like the backdrop to an action thriller — like the thrumming, bass-heavy scores for Inception and The Dark Knight.

    I think Highway to Hell by AC/DC would do quite nicely in removing pedestrians from danger.

  201. min

    Daniel using shock and awe and frightening examples to get people to behave . I Wonder if this the way he has “ controlled” his children , if so he will end up with kids who are FINE f###ed up , insecure , neurotic and emotional . Thinking of sending him an online course for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy before the rest of Victorians end up the same way . The mental health monies will never cover the damage.

  202. K2

    Cheers Numbers. That was loose. Sure it was a Sunday? There were garbo trucks doing the rounds.

  203. Top Ender

    Thanks for the comments Cats, about the Outsiders i/v. Now, good news from the UK:

    England ‘almost reaching herd immunity’ as COVID wards empty, death toll plunges

    By ANDREW GREGORY
    THE TIMES

    The number of people in hospital in England with COVID-19 has fallen 96 per cent since the peak of the pandemic, official data reveals.

    Hospital staff are now treating just 700 coronavirus patients a day in England, compared to about 17,000 a day during the middle of April, according to NHS England.

    Last week, some hospitals did not have a single coronavirus patient on their wards, with one top doctor suggesting that Britain is “almost reaching herd immunity”.

    In a further sign of good news, the virus death toll in hospitals has also plummeted. On April 10, the day the highest number of deaths was announced to the nation, NHS England said 866 people had died. On Thursday last week, there were just five hospital deaths across the entire country. It represents a fall of more than 99 per cent from the height of fatalities during the crisis.

    Dr Ron Daniels, an intensive care consultant in Birmingham, one of the worst hit areas, said there had been a “huge downturn” in admissions.

    Last Thursday, across three hospitals that serve more than 50 per cent of Birmingham’s population, there were just three critically ill COVID-19 patients. “Compare that to where we were a couple of months ago, when we had almost 200 patients ventilated at any one given time, and this is a huge downturn,” he said.

    Doctors and health leaders said the dramatic fall in demand means the sick should not delay in seeking help for other illnesses. There are mounting concerns over the impact lockdown has had on the wider health of millions, with cancer, heart and lung disease patients in particular hit by delays to their diagnosis and treatment.

    Daniels said the figures showed there was cause to be optimistic, even with the recent rise in cases in some areas such as Aberdeen and Preston.

    A future increase in hospital admissions could not be ruled out, he said, but he does not expect one. “I think that’s highly unlikely, because the pubs have been open for over a month, people have been socially interacting heavily during that time, and the natural history of this disease is that if you contract the virus and you’re going to end up in hospital, you’re pretty much in hospital within 15 days of contracting it.”

    He said the reason hospital admissions and deaths were plunging is “really difficult to say with precision” but is likely due to a combination of factors, such as the most vulnerable and most likely to fall seriously ill with COVID-19 being infected “very early on in March and April”.

    Another factor is that the virus may have become “less angry, less virulent”.

    “There is no evolutionary advantage [to a virus] conferred by killing your host. Your desire as a virus is to replicate and you can replicate better in a living host. It may be that that is a factor. I think it quite likely that we’re almost reaching herd immunity.”

    His view is supported by recent research by Oxford University, led by the epidemiologist Professor Sunetra Gupta, that suggests the UK may have achieved a sufficient level of herd immunity to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. Scientists say the “threshold” for herd immunity may have been lowered because many people may already be immune to the disease without ever having caught it.

    Hospitals are scaling back the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients, as admissions fall to the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic.

    East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which provides hospital and community healthcare services to about one million people across the east of England, is treating a “substantially lower” number of patients compared with the peak of the pandemic. Last week Colchester Hospital had just five confirmed COVID-19 patients. Ipswich Hospital had none. Neill Moloney, the trust’s deputy chief executive, said the trend was “really encouraging”.

    With virus admissions falling rapidly, Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has urged hospitals to tackle as much of the waiting list as possible between now and winter. The number of people waiting for treatment is set to hit 10 million by the end of the year.

    In a letter to NHS regional directors, Stevens wrote: “Having pulled out all the stops to treat Covid patients over the last few months, our health services now need to redouble their focus on the needs of all other patients too.”

    The focus must be switched to “accelerating the return to near-normal levels of non-Covid health services”.

    Hospitals have been told to hit 70 per cent of the normal rate of planned operations this month. This must rise to 80 per cent in September for both overnight and day-case procedures, and 90 per cent in October.

    @AndrewGregory

  204. MemoryFault
    #3541205, posted on August 9, 2020 at 10:48 am

    “Strikingly, it is in the formerly free English-speaking world, inheritors of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, that the most severe attack on freedom is happening.

    Good morning Roger.
    Yes, the five English speaking democracies – he UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Also, coincidentally, the five signatory countries to the UKUSA Pact, which gave us Project Echelon, through its various iterations, to Five Eyes.

    The five nations that introduced all the same steps in unison – even the same names and diagrams and adverts – stuff like “social distancing” and “we’re all in this together”. Also the home of the “Black Lives Matter” protests, plus a lot more.

    Amazing coincidence, that.

    What’s your point?

    Please. Be direct and only use a few sentences at most.

  205. MatrixTransform

    shock and awe and frightening examples to get people to behave

    I just listened to Hurdy Gurdy Dan too.

    Theme 1: make good “choices” … or get punished

    Theme 2: We can make predictions … let me tell you what we predict

  206. MatrixTransform

    Theme 2: We can’t make predictions … let me tell you what we predict

  207. 1735099

    There were Garbo trucks doing the rounds.

    A daily early morning ritual in the City of Light.
    Sunday is no exception.

  208. MemoryFault

    Please. Be direct and only use a few sentences at most.

    Why bother?
    It’s all stuff I’ve written about many times before. And you have read before, because you have commented at the time – invariably to ridicule.

    .
    Three sentences. Short enough?

  209. cohenite

    By way of compensation for dot’s cruel expose of tomi lahren: this little lady:

    https://www.facebook.com/danyeladangelo/videos/439835189940295/?v=439835189940295

  210. Rex Anger

    Beautiful stuff.
    Had to turn it off after 3 vids otherwise I get nothing done.
    TA.

    The whistle artistry on NGG52 was all Anger… 😉

    Sadly, an event like Stars will probably never happen again- Too much of an impost on the staff of a working farm. But smaller tours will still happen. There is one being set up for next June/July by a German tour group.

  211. Could almost bet your bottom dollar that the Grand Final will be held at the MCG. Such is the powers of coronavirus, the state will be recording no cases in the month leading up to that day. Ditto Melbourne Cup. But then expect cases to skyrocket again, so that Christmas is off the table.

  212. MatrixTransform

    Why bother?

    tldr

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    The City of Light was at its apex when the Vikings were sacking it in the 9th century.

    Downhill ever since.

  214. johanna

    Cohenite at 12.09 – loved it!

    Those lowlife thieves are never going to get rid of the glitter from in their cars or apartments. Never, ever, ever. It will be attaching itself to their clothes and belongings until the end of time, or they sell/move out.

    Gotta admire the guy who did this awesome thing. It was a lot of work and probably quite a few bucks, but the satisfaction – priceless!

  215. Struth

    Anyways.
    I should have enough enemies here now that wish to pull my politics apart.

    So how come no one else except for one or two of you, see this as a frantic push by globalists?
    Everything points to it, it is now quite clear, and they admit to it.
    So what do you need to know?
    They openly admit to using covid to push for their takeover, and it’s as obvious as tits on a bull.
    All things make sense now.

    Eg.
    Why Biden?

    It’s irrelevant who the next Dem candidate is because they are in the process of tearing down the USA as we speak.
    Trump wins, more of these types of global attacks and civil war.
    Biden wins America falls to Global socialism.

    The president of a non existent country is irrelevant, so Biden is perfect.

    Soros made the order and declared Trump is a danger to the world and would be removed by 2020.
    There is video of him saying it.
    No argument can persuade the globalists here in Australia to relinquish their grip, their tyranny ,it doesn’t matter state or federal, and they will allow no talk of a cure to spoken and would therefore rather people die than release their grip.
    In fact the more who die the better.
    Do you really think they plan to resume normal transmission and go back to democracy?

    We have lost our freedoms all of us, because Trump started winning.
    Because the most powerful nation on the planet pulled out of the insidious back door take over by global socialism that has been going on for decades.

    The way all of our pollies have acted over the years, all the things that have happened, the democrats in the States defunding police, they know this is do or die, there is no coming back from this for them.

    All the absolute absurdities that point to a left wing political class’s behaviour (including the Liberal party), overwhelmingly proves they have no plans on facing voter wrath.
    As the UN and Guterres tell us, quite openly.
    They must be in charge by January 2021.
    When they tell you this themselves, it is not conspiracy theory to repeat it.
    It’s denialism to call it a conspiracy theory.

  216. MemoryFault

    Of course.

    Did you watch the video on Davos, posted twice by Mrs P?
    No, I thought not.
    Ridicule from a position of ill-informed ignorance is hardly worth getting excited about.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Three sentences. Short enough?

    I reckon you could send a bit more to the cutting room floor.
    I’d say about three sentences, give or take.

  218. Makka

    His view is supported by recent research by Oxford University, led by the epidemiologist Professor Sunetra Gupta, that suggests the UK may have achieved a sufficient level of herd immunity to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. Scientists say the “threshold” for herd immunity may have been lowered because many people may already be immune to the disease without ever having caught it.

    She nailed it back in June.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/05/the-costs-are-too-high-the-scientist-who-wants-lockdown-lifted-faster-sunetra-gupta

  219. Rex Anger

    @ cohenite-

    Wow! Lady can shoot!

    I dunno how she’d tolerate an 84mm Carl Gustav (no recoil, but the bugger is heavy!), but watching her operate something belt fed would be pretty spectacular.

  220. Where Gunner.

    The Mark, JC.
    The old Coles site.

  221. I’ve been Karened twice there.
    Once for smoking outside on a communal balcony, once for no mask.
    Both times reported to building manager,him to Hacer project manager guy then him to me.

  222. MatrixTransform

    glitter == Clown Herpes

  223. Ed Case

    At$632/week, everybody that doesn’t have serious Gambling/Substance Abuse Habits is better off staying home on Jobseeker, working on their suntan and playing with the dog.

  224. This morning’s feeble resistance at Parliament House ruthlessly crushed by VikPol.
    Lucky I listened to you,Mater!
    Remember, remember, the 5th of September.
    #resist

  225. works at Crown for co that does the lifts,

    Hehe, good gig that one!
    That’s ThyssenKrupp isn’t it? I’ve done a couple little lift interior jobs there with those blokes.
    I reckon they’d be impossible to beat at UNO. Plenty of practice during their shifts!
    🤣

  226. Struth

    This morning’s feeble resistance at Parliament House ruthlessly crushed by VikPol.
    Lucky I listened to you,Mater!
    Remember, remember, the 5th of September.
    #resist

    Numbers, video, anything ‘Gunner?

  227. Rex Anger

    @ Bruce of Newcastle (and indestructible lorikeets! 🤣)-

    I think Highway to Hell by AC/DC would do quite nicely in removing pedestrians from danger.

    I can go one better:

    The car broadcasts the message “Look at me! I’m a pretentious wanker with more money than good sense!” on startup.

    Then, “Look at me virtue signal as I accelerate/decelerate! Bow to me, lesser mortals in my battery-powered gimmick!”

    Or “HOW DARE YOU SLOW ME DOWN, PEASANT!” under heavy braking.

    And as the thing accelrates to road speed, these messages speed up and blur into REEEEEEEEE!

    And if we can somehow find IamPeter in the meatspace, we use his voice to record both the external sounds, and the satnav voice. That way the fool who buys the car also gets to listen to mindless Objectively Rational waffle while getting hopelessly lost on the way to the shops.

    Glorious.

  228. The Club of Rome’s agenda is nothing new. Nor is it being implemented with Five Eyes in secret.

    It is openly being made through legislation. The EBPC Act and Kyoto Treaty are not secret. The Stern Report was not secret. Spooks didn’t threaten to kill John Howard’s kids if he didn’t sign up to Kyoto. He went with it because he thought it was clever and a way to avoid carbon taxes. He’s not as smart as he thought, and he’s not as conservative as the media says. The LNP is arguably, to an astute rightie, a lefty organisation.

    They’ve won popular support. There is no “conspiracy”. It’s just politics and they’re winning.

    “What if I told you about a secret meeting, I have some video footage of…”

    Well it wouldn’t be secret, would it?

    We have no right to force leftists to openly declare their strategies discussed in private. What an absurd idea. One that would take one bad election cycle or less to manifest into an authoritarian nightmare.

  229. Virginal Sacrifice Tower on the rim of a nearby volcano.

    Yeah, perfect!
    I’m running all battery tools now so can build in remote locations!
    Any OT?

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