Open Forum: August 8, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    Maybe I should cut him a bit of slack.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    Asif.

  2. Tel

    What’s a “golf clap”?

    I know Tiger Woods came down with it … but I was too gutless to click through to the photo section.

  3. Pedro the Loafer

    Brendan Nelson was a pretty forgettable politician, but I reckon he found his niche in life as director of the Australian War Memorial.

    He instigated a lot of modernisation and upgrades, not all to everyone’s liking, but significantly improved the displays. The AWM is a National Treasure.

    Also, Kerry Stokes has been a very generous donor to the AWM, I believe he has bought and donated several sets of Victoria Cross medals for permanent display at the Memorial at the cost of several million dollars.

    Thanks too, Top Ender for your answer to my query about Sheean’s Victoria Cross for Australia.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Wait for the signal.’

    It’s like the sound delay of half a second or so on the noos’ live crosses to the bloke in his lounge room with earbuds in.

    ‘I just want to…… (what?)… You were saying…. (No, you go)…. (But I) When you were in London……… (when….. yes, London. What was that?)’

  5. rickw

    Dan is a dead man walking.

    He is.

    However, he’s probably going to be like most of our “best and brightest”, some sort of unflushable public turd.

    We need to makes sure he is out of the system for good.

    Career suggestions for Dans next job please, and no demeaning our fine Garbo’s and Cleaners in the process!

  6. Tel – an ethical question.

    Should a golfer, be opposed to the taking of skins and furs for sport?

  7. mh

    Looks like a big night in Chicago

    Chicago rocked by widespread looting caught on video after police-involved shooting

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/widespread-looting-reported-in-chicago-after-police-involved-shooting

  8. Nick

    Career suggestions for Dans next job please,

    Cultural attaché to China

  9. Pedro the Loafer

    Career suggestions for Dans next job please,

    Undertaker’s assistant.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #3543163, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Golf clap.

    Tiger’s cleared that up now.

    Tiger.
    Always calm under pressure.
    Apparently when Mrs Tiger accessed his phone and … Eject! Eject! Eject! she chased him down the driveway as he was leaving, swinging a nine iron at the back of his car.
    He wound down the window and said,

    “Keep the left arm straighter on the downswing, rotate the hips more and don’t forget the follow through. Having said that, you’ll never be better than an ordinary club golfer. Cheerio.”

  11. C.L.

    Brendan Nelson was a pretty forgettable politician, but I reckon he found his niche in life as director of the Australian War Memorial.

    I tend to agree.
    I’ve said many times that Nelson is the most articulate man in public life – possibly in the English-speaking world.

  12. C.L.

    Undertaker’s assistant.

    They’re good people doing an important job, Pedro!

  13. Farmer Gez

    While we bag Chairman Dan, we shouldn’t lose sight of what a useless pointless wet turd ScoMo turned out to be.
    He joined the attack Bolt crowd like a snivelling little shit.
    God forbid anyone mention the fact that the youth need to be active and productive and not imprisoned to protect the elderly, who are mostly well used to the concept of their own mortality.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Benson and Hedges WSC highlights, 94/95 season on Focks. Australia v Australia A.

    Highlight: The Stuart Surridge Jumbo.

  15. NoFixedAddress

    Pedro the Loafer
    #3543176, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Brendan Nelson was a pretty forgettable politician, but I reckon he found his niche in life as director of the Australian War Memorial.

    +++

  16. lotocoti

    You imposter!!!

    Caught out LL.
    The Dinner is neither No Host nor Ladies – making up tales of The Immortal Memory smacks of someone too weak bladdered to make it to The Loyal Toast.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tofu salesman.

  18. Siltstone

    Prill deteriorates so that you don’t use it for ANFO after about six months of storage.

    Prill absorbs moisture from humid air, making is more explosive

  19. Tim Neilson

    While we bag Chairman Dan, we shouldn’t lose sight of what a useless pointless wet turd ScoMo turned out to be.

    Multitasking. Good show.

  20. William the Conjuror

    Founding President of the Republic of Australia.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Pedro the Loafer

    #3543176, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Brendan Nelson was a pretty forgettable politician, but I reckon he found his niche in life as director of the Australian War Memorial

    I agree to a point.
    I wonder if our view of Nelson is jaundiced by the relentless leaking to a compliant press by Trumble.
    Here’s a thought.
    Many people, having met Nelson, say he is a good bloke.
    Trumble?
    Name one.
    I mean one who is outside the clutch of the Trumble vengeance circle.

  22. rickw

    For those of you needing a few pointers on getting your DB605 back into your ME109.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Founding President of the Republic of Australia.’

    No, that’s Ben Batterham’s gig.

  24. Nick

    Trumble?
    Name one.

    Lucy. Oh wait.

  25. Ricky Slater is our eternal President.

    Press F in the chat.

    🌹

  26. Tel

    While we bag Chairman Dan, we shouldn’t lose sight of what a useless pointless wet turd ScoMo turned out to be.

    But look at who he replaced!

  27. Dr Faustus

    I only know it from lab AR containers, which are well sealed.

    Bruce: as you know AN is deliquescent, in storage it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere (particularly in Bulka bags by the dockside) and the prill recrystalises and cakes. This leaves it far less sensitive to detonation either as ANFO, or in explosive decomposition.

  28. lotocoti

    In other nautical news, the Griks and Abduls are spinning up.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3543194, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Benson and Hedges WSC highlights, 94/95 season on Focks. Australia v Australia A.

    Highlight: The Stuart Surridge Jumbo

    Keeper’s dream.
    Faintest edge made a noise like rifle shot.

  30. NoFixedAddress

    Premier Dan is exactly where he should be.

    He is The Premier of The State of Victoria.

    And a psychopathic communist in charge of a State of Disaster.

    Presiding over the destruction of small business.

    Shutting down supply chains.

    Sending out black shirts to walk into homes at any time.

    But as long as that Australian Public Service Government ™ keeps paying the money….

  31. Top Ender

    Nelson made a 20 minute speech at an event we were at two years ago.

    About Aussies in the Great War.

    Outside, no lectern, and no notes.

    Good speech too, which sounded like he liked his subject.

  32. twostix

    The attacks over the bushfires (remember all that lunacy – small potatoes now right!) crushed morrison to the core.

    He just wants “aussies” to like him, he’s a nice all around good PM see? SEE I’M CARING!?

    Sad guy.

  33. rickw

    Almost forgot JD4110 report:

    Little bloke was in charge of dirt removal department. Scrubbed down a few bits all by himself before sanding and painting.

    – Removed and repainted foot rests, bit of rust starting under the rubber mats.
    – Removed a big ding in the RH mudguard and repainted it. Wish I spent a bit more time plannishing it, almost spot on with no bog, a bit rusty on the panel beating.
    – Got the friction lock working on the three point linkage draft.
    – Rough cleaned the radiator, packed full of fine junk lower down (thanks for that tip Mater!)

    Tonight’s work:

    – Fixed (we think!) a pending electrical disaster.
    – Got the cruise control working.
    – Got the brake lock working.
    – Control panel cleaned down and reinstated.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    1993 now. Aus vs Arkys.

    Mark fucking Greatbatch. God I hated that tool. Fat mouthy plodder, could give it but not take it, and naturally a lefty.

  35. cohenite

    Murray flinging bullshits left, right and centre tonight; since he’s talking about the hunchback and nobodys girl I guess it’s justified.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Faustus – Look at the photo I linked. The bulky bags were in good condition and seem to be tied at the top. Ingress of moisture would be minimal even in seven years. Quantity is its own quality. Very little of the material would be affected in that environment except a layer maybe a centimetre deep on top.

    Furthermore ammonium nitrate when it degrades tend to end up as nitrogen and water. So rather than turning it something unreactive it just evaporates. The remaining material then is still there, and still just as explosive.

    I’m not surprised that the warehouse was in good condition. It fits with my thesis – that the ammonium nitrate was owned by Hezbollah, who had it in storage in view of some gratuitous carnage when the time came. It wasn’t neglected.

    One of the things not discussed in the MSM is the Hezbies’ storage logistics. They reputably have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon – mainly in the south. That’s a lot of stuff in a small area of real estate. And if I was a Hezbie I would regard a missile as more valuable than a bulky bag of nitropril. Certainly less robust. So I would therefore store my 100,000 missiles in the best positions and keep my tough and hardy ammonium nitrate stockpile somewhere less important. Like in a warehouse in a dock area that I controlled.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    OK.
    Speaking of false flag operations and destructive double agents, I am visualising that Bond 007 and Queen Lizzie II scene they did for the London Olympics …

    Bond : “We have taken over the Australian Republican Movement. Should we liquidate the office bearers Ma’am?”
    QE 2 : “No, Mr Bond. As appealing as it may seem to feed that appalling cad Turnbull to the sharks, that is altogether too obvious. Some of them are still a bit antsy about me pulling the rug on that horrid Whitlam chap.”
    Bond : “So, what shall we do ma’am?
    QE 2 : “Now that we have neutralized and taken control the Republican Movement board, we need to appoint the most vacuous, opinionated, alienating moron we can find.”
    Bond : “Ah. Fitzsimons. Brilliant ma’am.”

  38. Fitzsimian:

    For England James?

    Bond: You sold out to become Bandanaman. The actor who will play you nearly always dies, too.

  39. Dr Faustus

    Faustus – Look at the photo I linked. The bulky bags were in good condition and seem to be tied at the top. Ingress of moisture would be minimal even in seven years.

    Oh well.
    The explosives industry has had it wrong all these years.

  40. vlad

    Career suggestions for Dans next job please, and no demeaning our fine Garbo’s and Cleaners in the process!

    Pizza delivery driver – if that.

    Or hold up one of those “stop/slow” signs. They earn quite good money courtesy of the CFMEU and he’d almost be up to it.

  41. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Legalise Sedition at 9:31 pm:

    “Ricky Slater is our eternal President.

    Press F in the chat.”

    I read all that you write Dot, always have, because your view interests me – even when you are barking mad – but you fair dinkum make it hard to follow at times.

    Now, I found out who Ricky Slater is but what does the last bit mean? And the red capsicum image that follows? Do I need to know or does it not matter?

  42. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/press-f-to-pay-respects

    About

    Press F (X) to Pay Respects is an action prompt featured in a quick time event from the 2014 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Upon the release of the game in November 2014, many players of the video game mocked the funeral cutscene for its forced element of interactivity that seemed out-of-place at a memorial service.
    Origin

    On November 4th, 2014, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was released. In the opening scene from the game’s second mission, the protagonist Private Jack Mitchell attends the funeral of his best friend who died fighting in South Korea. The player is then asked to “Press F to Pay Respects” if they are playing the game on a PC, or to press the “X” button while playing on a console (shown below)

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #3543216, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Nelson made a 20 minute speech at an event we were at two years ago.

    About Aussies in the Great War.

    Outside, no lectern, and no notes.

    Good speech too, which sounded like he liked his subject.

    True.
    FMD, I have heard nearly all the “leadership” speakers on the corporate circuit over the last 20 years.
    Same shit, different management conference.
    They all follow the same template. Leadership with a PC bent, punctuated with a few glib platitudes and barely credible anecdotes and garnished with a sprinkling of sycophantic praise for whoever cut the $10 grand cheque.
    At the risk of upsetting some here … Peter Cosgrove, I am looking at you.

  44. Top Ender

    Actually I have another Nelson story I posted here a while back. Will have a look for it.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #3543242, posted on August 10, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Actually I have another Nelson story I posted here a while back. Will have a look for it

    Brendan?
    Or Horatio?

  46. Knuckle Dragger

    Greatbatch. LBW to Warne. Gloved it, but given anyway.

    Gigantic sook bitched about the decision and then copped it big time from AB on his way back.. Fuck off, you mutant.

  47. Mark A

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3543236, posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    “Ricky Slater is our eternal President.

    Press F in the chat.”

    Thanks for asking him about that.
    One learns a lot on this forum, not sure all of it is useful, but still knowledge is knowledge.

  48. NoFixedAddress

    Leisuresuit Larry just does this for the money TE.

  49. Tel

    Should a golfer, be opposed to the taking of skins and furs for sport?

    Humans are by nature a hunting species … if God didn’t want us to do that, then He would never have given us guns in the first place.

    Anyone willing to eat the meat then would be hypocritical not to also wear the skin. I’m onboard with leather goods … provided they are ethically sourced. Have you noticed that at the airport they ask you if you have any “animal products including equipment” and they emphasize the importance of this being a legal document and subject to penalty? Then you say, “Sure do, I have leather shoes, leather wallet, leather belt, leather briefcase” and they stare at you slack-jawed like you got off the place from Mars.

    Tells you a lot about what’s gone wrong with this country … people don’t even know where their shoes come from. Far Kimmy!

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    Farter time.

    Final highlight – the Gunn and Moore Maestro.

    The best bat I ever had. Glorious bit of kit.

    Sigh.

  51. Top Ender

    One interesting Brendan Nelson story was in Iraq, as the height of the war there, when we were losing.
    Nelson was Defence Minister at the time and arrived for a visit.

    The order went out that all ADF personnel “who could be spared” should go and listen to the great man speak.

    I rolled along, more for the opportunity to get away from the humdrum routine, and to enjoy the lavish morning tea which had been promised.

    Upon arrival, we were met by an “advisor” complete in body armour, who told us that we all had to leave our weapons outside.

    This was in a war zone where NOT having your weapon with you was an offence, and we were occasionally mortared, rocketed, machinegunned etc.

    Tables to stack Steyr assault rifles, grenades, pistols etc had been placed. (The chaos afterwards as people identified their weapons had apparently not been contemplated.)

    A furious row ensued, with people raising voices; advisor joined by another two insisting the same, people refusing; people demanding to know why and who had issued the orders – and so on. Settled by some general arriving who proclaimed it rubbish, and who walked past the advisors. (One was shoulder-butted by a bodyguard of the general, and fell over with much protest, which was amusing.)

    Nelson apparently didn’t know about it. Arrived; gave a good speech, and mingled for about 20 mins in the mornos afterwards.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Greatbatch.
    .
    Fat.
    Kiwi.
    Lefty.

  53. Neil

    I have had personal dealings with Brendan Nelson when he was Minister for Education in Howard’s government.

    As defense Minister he went against Public Service advice and ordered the Super Hornets. Turns out to be a good decision i think

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/probe-likely-into-defences-super-hornet-purchase-20070806-ge5imi.html

    THE HOWARD Government’s controversial decision to go against the advice of Australia’s air force chiefs and buy 24 Super Hornet fighter jets is likely to be investigated by the Commonwealth Auditor-General…Last November, Dr Nelson stunned RAAF chiefs when he told cabinet’s National Security Committee that Australia needed to buy an interim fighter to ensure a “capability gap” did not emerge between the 2010 retirement of the F-111 fighter bomber and the 2013 arrival of the Joint Strike Fighter from the US.

    Just weeks earlier, the nation’s two most senior air chiefs said an interim aircraft such as the F/A-18 Super Hornet was not necessary.

  54. Top Ender

    GG has announced he’s written to the Queen recommending the VC.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3543251, posted on August 10, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Farter time.

    Final highlight – the Gunn and Moore Maestro.

    The best bat I ever had. Glorious bit of kit.

    Look, the G&M was great when it got warmed up.
    But it was very edgy and snicky when cold.
    Which, for a class batsman like meself, I found disappointing.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    op Ender

    #3543256, posted on August 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    GG has announced he’s written to the Queen recommending the VC.

    Game over.
    Betty 2.0 just knighted a bloke for wandering around his garden.
    Teddy’s VC is in the mail.

  57. Steve trickler

    Paul Weston. Always worth the time tune in.



  58. Cold-Hands

    $Paywalled so I can’t view it but introduced on my twitter timeline with:” This should politically wipeout most of the Andrews Cabinet.”

    EXPLOSIVE VIDEO LAYS HOTEL QUARANTINE FIASCO BARE

    The inner workings of Melbourne’s catastrophic hotel quarantine system have been revealed in a bizarre video showing the bureaucrats in charge of the botched scheme boasting they were treating it as a “massive inbound super trade mission”.

  59. Ally

    Coles ad on Seek for home delivery drivers: “Help make our customers lives easier by delivering their shopping orders straight to their homes.”
    Oh, thank you, thank you… oh, thank you Coles! Thank you so very, very,very much. Thanks.
    Coles are so considerate aren’t they? Remember also how they thaw seafood for our convenience? That was for our benefit. So thoughtful and caring. Victorian’s are so lucky to have Coles.
    Coles – dey iz halping.

  60. zyconoclast

    Scott was fired over a Hitler meme. Now his boss has to pay him $200,000

    A BP employee who was fired in 2018 for sharing a Downfall Hitler meme his wife made, making fun of the company as it tried to negotiate a new pay deal with staff has been awarded $200,000 in compensation.

    In a legal battle stretching almost two years, Mr Tracey initially lost his unfair dismissal case in September 2019 when a Fair Work commissioner decided Mr Tracey had compared his bosses to the Nazis. Mr Tracey later persuaded the full bench of the workplace tribunal on appeal the video was clearly a joke.

    The Federal Court upheld that decision and Mr Tracey went back to work in March this year at the BP Kwinana oil refinery in south-west Perth, leaving his compensation for the work he had missed as the only outstanding issue. He was awarded the compensation on Monday.

  61. twostix

    Looks like Andrews completely outplayed Morrison when he pointed a gun at Victoria’s oldies and threatened Morrisson to push the matter of hotels and quarantine and borders and things any further (how about those aged care homes hmmm – NY beckons Morrison).

    Morrison gutted like a fish again, now reduced to obediently doing the bidding of the states. A cuck! A literal cuck he watches on as Andrews runs the country!

    The lowest point in a century of the Commonwealth.

  62. cohenite

    Just watched Ad Astra. Had previously thought Terminator: Dark Fate was crook but this crapola, with brad pitt looking more and more like a chimp, some of the worst S-F science I have ever witnessed, but some nice visuals, and a plot extracted from the Readers Digest version of Freud make this turd fest one of the worst.

  63. lotocoti

    Teddy’s VC is in the mail.

    Nope.
    Due to a slight administrative error, he’ll get five days, No.7s; did act in a manner prejudicial…

  64. JC

    Quiet weekend in Chicago. 35 shot and only just 3 killed. Cops shot an armed black guy who was threatening to shoot them. This obviously caused the knock on effect – looting in the prime shopping area in the city. All good and nothing to worry about.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/widespread-looting-reported-in-chicago-after-police-involved-shooting

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘Now some of us, like yours truly, got bailed out by our backers, but we have court dates and TEN FUCKING YEARS in jail. FOR HUNDREDS OF US. THIS IS FUCKING INSANE.

    ‘It’s not fair. It’s not fucking fair. We’re not fascists like you guys. We’re the good guys. You have no idea how much this is hurting us. A fuckton of our young members are just checking out, because guess fucking what, they don’t want to go to jail.’

    Smiles all round here at this good news though.

    Major lesson in life – it never seems fair. And you are not the good guys.

  66. vlad

    Coles ad on Seek for home delivery drivers: “Help make our customers lives easier by delivering their shopping orders straight to their homes.”
    Oh, thank you, thank you… oh, thank you Coles! Thank you so very, very,very much. Thanks.
    Coles are so considerate aren’t they? Remember also how they thaw seafood for our convenience? That was for our benefit. So thoughtful and caring. Victorian’s are so lucky to have Coles.
    Coles – dey iz halping.

    There’s Dan’s new job. Does he have a valid licence? If so, he can start tomorrow.

  67. C.L.

    Premier Dan is exactly where he should be.
    He is The Premier of The State of Victoria.
    And a psychopathic communist in charge of a State of Disaster.
    Presiding over the destruction of small business.
    Shutting down supply chains.
    Sending out black shirts to walk into homes at any time.

    And backing to the hilt the false prosecution/imprisonment of an innocent priest.

    The man is a turd.

    Morrison isn’t much better for staying quiet about him. Arguably, worse.

  68. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Legalise Sedition at 10:09 pm:

    “https://knowyourmeme etc

    About

    Press F (X) to Pay Respects is an action prompt featured in a quick time event from the 2014 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. … The player is then asked to “Press F to Pay Respects” if they are playing the game on a PC, or to press the “X” button while playing on a console (shown below)”

    Good on you mate, thanks for taking the time.

    I think I follow your summary however you are going to fall about laughing when I tell you the only game I have ever played on a computer is a couple of holes at Pebble Beach back in 1983-ish, on an IBM XT with a memory of either 64 or 128 bytes … bytes … .

    I concluded I did not need it – I had my HP12C calculator (and log tables if I needed them) and it was good for complex cash flows, engineering calcs and the rest. I replaced it in 2018, an exceptional piece of technology!

    About 6 months later a mate showed me around Lotus 123 and I became a devotee, mastering it and Excel. Hewlett Packard PCs and laptops were ever present from then onwards, but they were only ever a splendid professional / business tool for me.

  69. Bruce in WA

    See the Dockers fly up!

  70. JC

    US/China relations going splendid.

    China said it would impose sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens, including Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, in retaliation for similar measures by Washington against Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials on Friday.

    More here:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-imposes-sanctions-on-11-americans-over-hong-kong-11597056487

  71. JC

    Also banned:

    Besides Mr. Cruz, of Texas, and Mr. Rubio, of Florida, Beijing also imposed restrictions on Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, as well as Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. All are hawkish on China and have urged the U.S. government to adopt harder stances toward Beijing, such as sanctions on Chinese officials for their actions in Xinjiang or Hong Kong, or their role in the spread of the coronavirus.

  72. Siltstone

    Reverse Polish notation. HP calculators. Great.

  73. Cold-Hands

    The video is an inhouse Global Victoria self-promo of their involvement organising Victorian Hotel quarantine, replete with buzzwords & jargon, & stakeholders galore. Seems like it was more important to source dates so their “guests” could celebrate Ramadan than worry if the security guards they hired were doing the job. Go to show whomever decided to let the Trade body run things instead of Health had rocks in their head.

  74. Steve trickler

    Well done, Dice. Genius work. It will give Acosta the shits. 😎



  75. Bruce in WA

    Good, Mark, good. By heavens, that Positano one brought back some memories! Tourist trap extraordinaire!

  76. Natural Instinct

    Just so you Melbourne folk remember what you are missing…
    Sing along, think of times past, and have a little cry

  77. zyconoclast

    Lots of great pictures and short videos

    History Uncovered

  78. JC

    Some dudes never ever learn.

    The sudden exit of AMP’s Australia chief Alex Wade from the under-pressure wealth group this week was related to allegations of poor conduct, including lewd photos, presented to the company.

    Multiple sources told The Weekend Australian that AMP received material that alleged Mr Wade had sent inappropriate photos to a woman.

  79. When some of those shops decide not to bother opening again the looters will be wondering where their friends and relatives jobs have gone. The article suggests the police open fire was justified but I guess don’t need an excuse to loot anymore.

    “Quiet weekend in Chicago. 35 shot and only just 3 killed. Cops shot an armed black guy who was threatening to shoot them. This obviously caused the knock on effect – looting in the prime shopping area in the city. All good and nothing to worry about”.

  80. Never bought from Amazon and never will. A job destroyer not creator.

    “Simon Property group, the largest mall operator in the US, is in talks to turn ailing Sears and JC Penney Stores into Amazon distribution warehouses
    Simon Malls has 63 JC Penney stores and 11 Sears stores, according to its recent public filing in May
    Both chains filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and have been closing dozens of stores across the country
    The move could be a win for malls that were crippled during the pandemic and have had retailers close down or file for bankruptcy
    Amazon is also reportedly in talks with Simon Property group to lease the JC Penny stores spaces for their upcoming grocery store chain”.

  81. Chinese producing fake licences for the US.
    You can bet your last dollar they will be used to produce false ID for voting.

  82. Tom

    Mark Knight (titled “Grab of the year”).

  83. Tom

    David Rowe (The asterisk refers to Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily and its founder Jimmy Lai, who has been arrested by HK police under the territory’s draconian new security laws for “colluding with foreign forces”).

  84. Never bought from Amazon and never will. A job destroyer not creator

    What is happening now is solely the fault of the government.

  85. feelthebern

    Upon arrival, we were met by an “advisor” complete in body armour, who told us that we all had to leave our weapons outside.

    And right there, you have the public service mentality.
    Zero experience with what decisions mean logistically in the real world.

  86. feelthebern

    What is happening now is solely the fault of the government.

    Correct.
    Microsoft spent billions on global anti trust cases.
    Compare that to the nothing amazon & google have spent.
    Gates must shake his head at the rails run those two companies have been given compared to his.

  87. feelthebern

    Ad Astra had a couple of great scenes.
    Like the rover scene on Mars.
    But yes, the film itself was shite.

  88. calli

    While we’re all telling Nelson stories, I have one. It involves:

    – a big party ready to kick off
    – a severely backed up toilet (the hideously embarrassing house flooding kind)
    – weekend “emergency” rates

    These things are a test of character. Nelson passed with flying colours, down to cracking dumb jokes with the plumbers and trying to help out.

  89. johanna

    Well, I can only say that Nelson must have improved with age, since so many here are saying good things about him. On that score, I defer to several here whose views I respect.

    My knowledge of him relates to his early career. Remember, he was a President of the loathsome AMA before he went into politics. At the time, he openly admitted that he wasn’t sure which of the major parties to join. While he was a Minister and short-lived leader of the Opposition, his reputation was like Turdbull’s – a slimy, duplicitous backstabber who wouldn’t know a principle if it clocked him on the bonce.

    If he has indeed found a job which brings out his better self, good for him.

    I still wouldn’t trust him, though. Certain kinds of leopardry can never be fully erased.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Upon arrival, we were met by an “advisor” complete in body armour, who told us that we all had to leave our weapons outside.’

    Or what, I wonder? Nobody came in to hear the Defence Minister speak?

    That would have been an interesting exercise. If the mornos wasn’t laid on I’d have thought people would have said ‘No worries, get fucked’ and gone back to work leaving poor old Mr Nelson without an audience and no idea why.

  91. calli

    When he isn’t drawing fat naked men, Rowe is very very good. Top marks for today’s effort.

    The Brits are just weird. Either stuck in 50’s postcard style, or 70’s grotesques. I liked Obama’s Precedent Pen.

    Thanks Tom.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Thank you Winston and Tinta last night night for pointing out my breathless reposting of Antifa moaning was actually from 2017, rather than last week.

    Ideally the same sentiments would be bouncing around their tiny, spark plug-like bonces at the moment due to them breaking Federal stuff overseas. One can only hope and dream.

  93. calli

    I still wouldn’t trust him, though. Certain kinds of leopardry can never be fully erased.

    Yep. My little tale was one of those “fleshing out” ones. Everyone sees these types from a different perspective. The young plumber who told me (a thoroughly trustworthy chappie 🙂) started the story with, “Guess who’s sh*t I cleaned up today!”.

    In the world of politics, it’s the cleaning up of the figurative rather than the literal that is the greater problem. And the bigger stink.

  94. Knuckle Dragger

    I would have liked very much to be the fellow going to work today at the Kwinana refinery, having just extracted 200 gorillas from his idiot employer.

    I’d be giving the middle finger to all concerned every day for the rest of the year, claiming it to be a cultural expression of general satisfaction consistent with my culture. When asked what my ‘culture’ was I’d decline, citing privacy.

    Followed by more middle finger extravagance, then riding home on my jetski.

  95. stackja

    Explosive video lays operation behind Victoria’s hotel quarantine fiasco bare
    The inner workings of Melbourne’s catastrophic hotel quarantine system have been revealed in a bizarre video showing the bureaucrats in charge of the botched scheme boasting they were treating it as a “massive inbound super trade mission”.

    Matt Johnston and James Campbell, Exclusive, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 10, 2020 10:00pm

    Gonul Serbest — Global Victoria chief executive officer
    “It’s been a really interesting and complex project but something that I think we will look back and really think about as something that’s been really rewarding and the fact that we have been able to help slow the spread of coronavirus makes us feel really proud of the work we have been doing.”

  96. Herodotus

    They told us that having more women in top jobs was a good idea.
    You know, they’d be much better than men.
    Democrats have totally trashed that concept by having so many dodgy or corrupt Governors, Mayors and Attorney’s across so many blue states.

  97. calli

    From the leaked video:

    “We’ve been really able to lean in and use the passion and empathy that the global Victoria team has to be able to provide a really great service to all of those people that are going through hotel quarantine,” one team member says.

    Many of us would like to “lean in” and box your stupid ears you claptrap babbler.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    From the same Hun article:

    ‘Kat Cini, who is a director at Global Victoria, said the phrase “that escalated quickly” had “taken on an entirely different meaning” after she took part in the scheme.’

    You got that right, you still-employed as opposed to hundred of thousands of other Victorians as a direct result of your actions skank..

    Who are Global Victoria, you ask? From their own site:

    ‘Global Victoria is the State’s gateway to global economies and communities. We open the world to Victorian businesses and welcome the business world to Victoria.

    ‘We do this by building the skills and knowledge of Victorian businesses to grow on the international stage, promoting the state’s world-class industry capabilities to international audiences, and leading the nation as the best city in Australia to study in.’

    An unapologetic front for the CCP then.

  99. stackja

    Herodotus
    #3543339, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Margaret Thatcher won on merit. Most today only get participation prize.

  100. stackja

    Gonul Serbest
    Gonul Serbest is the Executive Director, Trade in the Department of Business and Innovation, State Government of Victoria. She leads a team that drives economic growth in Victoria by facilitating exports through the development of trade strategies to key markets such as India, China, SE Asia and Middle East. In the last year, Gonul has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the largest Super Trade Missions to leave Australia into India and China. Previously, Gonul was specifically charged with developing a dedicated Trade Engagement Program for India which resulted in a number of significant collaborations between Victorian and Indian companies. She has also served as Executive Director, International Coordination Office where she managed the Government’s network of international offices and was responsible for the successful delivery of Victoria’s trade and cultural activities at Shanghai World Expo 2010.

    Gonul served on the Board of Radio 3ZZZ, Australia’s largest ethic community radio station, working with over 60 ethnic groups across multicultural Melbourne. Gonul has a Bachelor in Social Science (Hons) from RMIT University, and given her strong passion for India, recently undertook a Harvard Business School Course in Mumbai on Building Global Enterprise in India. In 2011 she completed the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group program: a two-year business leadership program for emerging leaders.
    Gonul has a strong interest in film. Outside work you will find her watching the latest Hindi blockbusters. She enjoys the colour and excitement of these films and firmly believes that it is a medium which can connect and engage communities.

  101. Anne

    He’s got talent. But riding a bike ain’t one of them.

    simon should stick to his Rolls

    Broken back. I suppose it’s a change from Covid or Cancer.

    We all know he’s in Gitmo.

    #Ped0W00d

    None of these “stars“ will return. There will be no more Oscars or Golden Globes.

  102. NoFixedAddress

    Legalise Sedition
    #3543318, posted on August 11, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Never bought from Amazon and never will. A job destroyer not creator

    What is happening now is solely the fault of the government.

    Dot,

    Your comment is not seditious enough.

    Please cast some pearls directing me to the connection between Amazon and ‘solely the fault of government’.

    Even a hint as to which government would help clear the mist.

  103. 132andBush

    ‘We do this by building the skills and knowledge of Victorian businesses to grow on the international stage, promoting the state’s world-class industry capabilities to international audiences, and leading the nation as the best city in Australia to study in.’

    Mind numbing.

  104. Herodotus

    The most devastating takedown of lockdown I’ve read so far. Perhaps it should be included in Coronavirus Info.
    Link to American Thinker

  105. rickw

    Interesting. Bet those in HK wished that the CCP had defaulted allowing Britain to retain HK.

  106. rickw

    ‘We do this by building the skills and knowledge of Victorian businesses to grow on the international stage, promoting the state’s world-class industry capabilities to international audiences, and leading the nation as the best city in Australia to study in.’

    Steel Mills and Tractor Factories!

  107. Entropy

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3543274, posted on August 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    ‘Now some of us, like yours truly, got bailed out by our backers, but we have court dates and TEN FUCKING YEARS in jail. FOR HUNDREDS OF US. THIS IS FUCKING INSANE.

    ‘It’s not fair. It’s not fucking fair. We’re not fascists like you guys. We’re the good guys. You have no idea how much this is hurting us. A fuckton of our young members are just checking out, because guess fucking what, they don’t want to go to jail.’

    Smiles all round here at this good news though.

    Major lesson in life – it never seems fair. And you are not the good guys

    I am reading a book at the moment about this academic murder detective, by Andre Mayne called The Looking Glass.
    Near the beginning, the hero is helping the DIA track down terrorists. He had this insight about the DIA agent:

    Cavenaugh didn’t see any of that. He just wanted to catch the bad guys. The real danger isn’t what the Atlantic articles or the New York Times editorials would have you believe: that good guys become bad guys.
    The real danger is that the good guys will blindly keep doing bad things that they don’t see as bad. It’s why people who would give the shirt off their back to help the poor and the hungry will then march against genetically modified food, even if such food products could save millions of children from blindness or starvation. It’s when people who want democracy in the Middle East find themselves building military bases instead of schools and hospitals.

  108. NoFixedAddress

    stackja
    #3543345, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Doesn’t it you give you a warm reassuring feeling in The Covid Days to know that The Victorian Public Service Government ™ are doing so much to encourage Victorian small business trade with India and China.

    It makes you grateful for the essentialness of such activities in these Covid Days.

  109. Leigh Lowe

    I see the Blogwreckers are here bright and early again.
    You’ve got to hand it to them though.
    They stand (or fall) defending what they believe in.

  110. calli

    Thanks for linking to that article, Hero.

    Shades of Greta?

    In short, it was a high school sophomore who initially dreamt up the modern notion of lockdowns and social distancing. Her computer scientist father then created a compelling simulation involving 10,000 hypothetical people enduring a pandemic, and the CDC applied the hypothesis by creating some new interventions, though even those interventions certainly did not include recommendations for an economic lockdown, stay-at-home orders, or mask mandates.

  111. feelthebern

    twitter has censored Joe Rogan’s podcast with Dr Debra Soh.
    Looks like you can’t have one of the worlds leading researchers on trannies on your podcast to discuss trannies.

  112. johanna

    Who are Global Victoria, you ask?

    I wonder how much the CEO, Hindu blockbuster fan and stringer-together-of-babble is being paid?

    A lot more than either the untrained casuals sent to Vicco hotels or the people whose businesses have collapsed are, I’ll warrant.

    It is frightening how gullible politicians are, imagining that the whole world is looking at their puny, insignificant personas and fiefdoms. They will throw shedloads of OPM at anyone who supports this narcissistic fantasy. That is why we are getting light rail inflicted on us everywhere, at massive dollar and environmental cost. How could they show their face at international get-togethers and not have one?

    I am reminded of a bloke I briefly worked for, then boss of a research outfit. He came back to the office one day and loudly complained to his PA that everyone at the meeting had a Blackberry except him. Apparently, this caused his genitals to shrivel in public.

    He is now in charge of a G8 university.

    That is the mentality of our ‘leaders’ in a nutshell.

  113. Anne

    RedPill.

    Ellen DeGeneres is a man.

    He is also the grandson of John D. Rockefeller.

  114. calli

    Mind numbing.

    Hooray for Bollywood.

  115. Herodotus

    Democrat women in Congress have also trashed the meme that more women in high positions would give better outcomes. It’s not just the local government ones who have done a mighty demolition job on that sacred obelisk of feminism.

  116. Anne

    I’m hearing upwards of 3 million children have been rescued.

    Thank you, God. 🙏🙏🙏

    #SaveTheChildren

    #StarveMoloch

  117. johanna

    calli
    #3543356, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Thanks for linking to that article, Hero.

    Shades of Greta?

    In short, it was a high school sophomore who initially dreamt up the modern notion of lockdowns and social distancing. Her computer scientist father then created a compelling simulation involving 10,000 hypothetical people enduring a pandemic, and the CDC applied the hypothesis by creating some new interventions, though even those interventions certainly did not include recommendations for an economic lockdown, stay-at-home orders, or mask mandates.

    It’s like how the frenzy for banning plastic straws was based on a schoolkid’s assignment with invented figures. As Bill Shakespeare said:

    There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

  118. zyconoclast

    Not getting his cut?

    Pinned Tweet
    Rev Jesse Jackson Sr
    @RevJJackson

    ·
    7h
    This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing &morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality. #DrKing, #MedgarEvers & #JohnLewis, our martyrs, cry together in shame. #StopTheViolence #SaveTheChildren

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    A lot of cargo cult mentality around at the moment. The people want the cargo (no covid) and the pollies build fake planes in the jungle (masks, lockdowns, social distancing). Yet the cargo doesn’t come.

    The climate thing is very similar. The Greens want cargo (world saved from a mythic disaster), the pollies build fake planes in the jungle (wind farms, solar panels, EVs, abolition of coal). But the cargo doesn’t come.

    There’s so much of applying “solutions” to “problems” going on, where the solutions aren’t a solution, they’re unsupported by evidence, but the pollies and the MSM propagandize them 24/7 until reality can’t get a word in edgewise.

    And economics too. MMT is more fake planes made of bamboo and banana leaves. The cargo isn’t coming from magical money trees either. Yet the pollies won’t do the necessary things, like deregulation and reduction in taxation.

  120. Bezos is a left wing dickhead but he isn’t shutting down your local bakery.

    That’s the other Dickhead (Dan).

  121. Bruce

    MMT being openly talked about is like you declaring that…phosphorous and sulfur are the same thing.

    (Unlike how French and Italian actually are the same).

  122. Struth

    Now some of us, like yours truly, got bailed out by our backers,

    Just innocent people protesting for freedom?!

  123. Struth

    I see you’re still niggly, Frank.

    Claiming people said something they didn’t, and then being sarcastic about it is something you don’t think other people can see you doing?

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Just got a call from my handler.
    Apparently, if you are a paid agent provocateur, you shouldn’t tell people.
    Makes sense when you think about it.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    How goes the revolution today Struth?
    Are you going to sit around all day doing nothing whilst accusing other people of, well, sitting around and doing nothing?
    Or will today be a Day Of Action?

  126. feelthebern

    The last time Chicago raised all the bridges at the same time to stop the flow of people was during the filming of The Dark Knight.
    Has anyone seen a chap in a purple suit ?

  127. calli

    It’s like how the frenzy for banning plastic straws was based on a schoolkid’s assignment with invented figures.

    At least the Piper in the fairytale was an adult.

    Reality has the adults being piped into oblivion by gormless children.

  128. stackja

    Paper: Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Has Dropped 25,183 Felony Cases

    Kim Foxx drops more felony cases as Cook County state’s attorney than her predecessor, Tribune analysis shows

    The most well-known case where Foxx’s office dropped all felony charges was that of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who had been accused of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself in downtown Chicago. Prosecutors in 2019 moved to dismiss all 16 felony counts against Smollett. The legal term for this, “nolle prosequi,” means the office was declining to prosecute.

  129. Anne

    Something big is happening.

    Trump had just started his news conference when someone whispered in his ear.

    He left the podium immediately without another word.

  130. Herodotus

    BBC is filling in the gaps between bits of Beirut disaster porn with some old standby “ice melting around Antarctica” hyperventilation.
    They say the sea ice is melting due to warm water sneaking up on it from below.
    No mention of underlying thermal activity from middle earth. Doesn’t suit the narrative.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    We’ve got things!
    And we’re not afraid to use them in support of stuff!!
    We will stand (or fall if necessary) to support what we believe in and to defend you namby-pamby, tofu eating, poofta cows.
    It will happen.
    At the appropriate juncture.
    When the time is right.
    In the fullness of time.
    When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars.
    Just you wait and see.

  132. Anne

    According to John Roberts, two “pops” were heard outside the White House.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    Claiming people said something they didn’t, and then being sarcastic about it is something you don’t think other people can see you doing?

    Care to run that through Google Translate?
    Or maybe Google Punctuate?

  134. zyconoclast

    Molly Nagle
    @MollyNagle3

    ·
    5h
    .
    @Diddy
    ,
    @cthagod
    & others sign letter calling
    @JoeBiden
    to choose a black VP

    “Failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election. We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils & we don’t want to vote for the devil we know vs the devil we don’t”

  135. feelthebern

    If the Lebanese flag was put on the Opera House every time there was a man made disaster in that country, we’d be better off painting a permanent one up there.
    The only difference this time is that it was caught on camera.
    If it wasn’t, no one would have given a shit.

  136. Mater

    Seeking reassurance from Cats that I’m not being precious.

    My youngest (Grade 5) just came to see my about the subject of study for this week…“The Gender Pay Gap”.

    Now I’m seeking opinion here as to whether people think this is appropriate primary school subject for an eleven year old. Given that the kid still puts $2 a week into a Dollarmite account, my feeling is no. I’m dubious that they has enough understanding of financial issues to make this anything more than brainwashing.

    Thinking of having something to say to the teachers.

    Thoughts?

  137. Old School Conservative

    Anne
    #3543359, posted on August 11, 2020 at 7:33 am
    RedPill.

    Ellen DeGeneres is a man.

    Rubbish, Anne.
    However I have no proof one way or the other, just like most of society. That’s all you’ve got though.

  138. feelthebern

    Mater, ask them about the Asian/Non-Asian pay gap.
    Is it related to most Asian education systems concentrating on STEM + languages?

  139. zyconoclast

    Joggers Birdwatchers strike again

    The Bird World Is Grappling With Its Own Confederate Relic: McCown’s Longspur
    A grassland species named for an ornithologist who later became a Confederate general, the longspur has sparked a fiery debate over which honorific bird names should be reconsidered. Some say all of them.

  140. johanna

    Bruce, since you are here, what say you now about the possible effects of the elements and time on the Beirut warehouse contents? I see that another poster disagrees with you strongly.

    I’m not having a shot at anyone, or stirring, but it surely is relevant whether the propensity and effect of the nitrowhatever to go BOOM was affected by time and storage conditions.

    The implications reach into why it was there, whether it was intentional and whose interests were served. Please don’t take this the wrong way. 🙂

    My limited knowledge about things that go BOOM is based on an old friend who worked a lot with explosives. He says that the general rule is that they deteriorate and become unstable over time. He’s not around just now, so I can’t ask him about this case.

  141. feelthebern

    By 2030, in western nations, the Asian/Non-Asian pay gap will be equal to the Non indigenous/Indigenous pay gap.

  142. Struth

    I see Notafan has been on here telling everyone that all is OK in Melbournistan as the sun is shining, and people are all out enjoying themselves.

    It’s Queensland that’s got problems, because cow herding Struths live there.

    Denialism.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Thinking of having something to say to the teachers.

    Thoughts?

    Ask them to find an EBA where there are payscales for different genders.
    Or an employer outside EBA coverage who pays people differently for the same job.
    Or perhaps ask them whether their examples are simply raw statistics taking no account of fulltime or part-time work.
    Perhaps a project on public – private sector inequity durimg a pandemic might be more apt.

  144. Mater

    Is it related to most Asian education systems concentrating on STEM + languages?

    They are using the pay differences between AFLW and AFL players as the vehicle to push this one.
    Mum and dad set the kid straight, and he is prepared, but I’m 99.9% sure they could be doing something more age appropriate and valuable.

  145. duncanm

    I think it Flanneried about 1 Warragamba’s worth over the basin.

    Still trickling through the mountains.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDN60233/IDN60233.567099.plt.shtml

  146. calli

    Someone shot outside the White House fence.

  147. Old School Conservative

    “The Gender Pay Gap” for Grade 5.
    Pure indoctrination but your youngest should not be drawn into the culture wars yet.
    A simple, innocent question from the young cherub is all that’s required.
    “What is the gender pay gap for teachers?”
    The answer can only be bluster.

  148. notafan

    Could the nutty conspiracy theorists find a new blog to go to?

    Anne’s been trolling this rubbish for four years.

    I thought there was a coup on Thursday.

    And night flights on Friday.

    Nor did I see three million children emerging from underground tunnels on Monday.

  149. johanna

    LL – I am onto the second sleeve of my cardigan.

    Knit one purl two, if you know what I mean. 😉

  150. notafan

    Another day, another cow herded.

  151. Anne

    Trump returns to the podium. Cool as… 😎

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Stadler is here.
    I will wait until Waldorf shuffles in wearing his tartan slippers before I ask if they are willing to resort to “violence and armed resistance”.
    Or whether they are just a pair of strutting peacocks making a lot of empty threats.

  153. Struth

    Then you go straight into doing what I said you were doing.

    The truth is, like Notafan, I’ve got you that wild you can’t think straight.

    How do you think that makes me feel?
    Sad, depressed and remorseful, to have you so wound up?

    I must admit to at times thinking I should back off because you are losing your shit, but every morning I come here and you’ve been niggling away.

    So, you force me to expose your very “needy” self.

  154. feelthebern

    They are using the pay differences between AFLW and AFL players as the vehicle to push this one.

    Ok.
    Is the pay based on:
    1) time spent on the footy field or
    2) money generated from time spent on footy field.

    Once you drill down into all this shit, it isn’t about equality of opportunity.
    It’s about equality of outcome.
    That’s their goal.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3543397, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Someone shot outside the White House fence.

    Where’s Faulty???
    Anne said there were two pops outside the White House.
    He could be one of those pops.

  156. Tom

    Something big is happening.

    No it isn’t Annie. But you’re so far down the conspiracy rabbit hole you could probably get a got at a leftist fantasy rag like the New York Times.

    PS: Trump is back at the podium updating the White House press swill on Kung Flu.

  157. calli

    People expose themselves here all the time Struth.

    The modest amongst us tend to avert our eyes. 🙂

  158. Anne

    Suspect is in an ambulance en route to hospital.

  159. notafan

    I can’t believe people have to spell it out re Gender gap for sports stars.

    How much would you pay to see Pink ?

    How much would you pay to see someone play his piano accordion ?

    It’s a quality issue.

  160. Boambee John

    Top Ender

    Thinking of having something to say to the teachers.

    Thoughts?

    Suggest that the gender life expectancy gap might be easier to research.

  161. NoFixedAddress

    Mater

    Further to feelthebern’s point it could be an opportunity to talk about reward for effort, specialisation and division of labour in our society.

    Your child will no doubt fail the teacher’s project and you may have Child Welfare on your doorstep prior to your incarceration in a re-education gulag but they will learn something/

  162. calli

    Teacher may be after a pay rise.

    It’s a woman, right?

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like the answer is (b) … a pair of strutting peacocks making a lot of empty threats.
    Lock it in Eddy.

  164. Boambee John

    Sorry, that should be Mater, not Top Ender!

  165. Leigh Lowe

    How much would you pay to see Pink ?

    How much would you pay to see someone play his piano accordion ?

    It’s a quality issue.

    He, he.
    Snort.
    Quite so.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johanna – Unfortunately I took off to bed a bit quickly. I think Dr Fautus was conflating prepared ANFO paste with the prilled ammonium nitrate in the bags. NH4NO3 is indefinitely stable in a sealed jar on a lab shelf, there’s no issue with its storage (unlike chemicals like picric acid for example). But the ANFO mix goes off slowly over time because of a reaction between the oxidant (NH4NO3) and the fuel (fuel oil). Especially with a bit of moisture to facilitate ionic reactions.

    One job I did a long time ago was to help control self heating of metal concentrate. That’s the fuel, and air is the oxidant. The concentrate was OK if dry, and OK if wet enough to be soggy, but if it had a special range of moisture content around 5-8% it would undergo an electrochemical reaction and heat up until it would catch fire. The storage pile in the shed looked like a volcano with fumaroles of SO2 and smoke coming out of it. If you kicked the smoking section you’d see a red hot lump of slowly burning concentrate.

    That sort of thing happens when the fuel and oxidant are mixed together. But dry NH4NO3 is very stable unless burnt or subject to a detonation shock.

  167. Mater

    Further to feelthebern’s point it could be an opportunity to talk about reward for effort, specialisation and division of labour in our society.

    Done.
    He’s a sharp kid, I think he gets it. I just wish he didn’t have to…yet!

  168. notafan

    Another beautiful day in Melbourne.

    I’m going to go to queue up at the supermarket for my meagre rations.

    I saw a broken down truck on the freeway yesterday.

    It’s started.

  169. feelthebern

    Suspect is in an ambulance en route to hospital.

    Someones on way to hospital for having a root?
    WTF?

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Anne

    #3543410, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Suspect is in an ambulance en route to hospital.

    OK.
    The Tiger King better have an alibi.

  171. Dave in Marybrook

    Mater-
    Be polite, but firm, and Show No Mercy.
    I’m constantly on the edge of having a go at my school for constant low expectations, colouring-in maths and costume festivals. All subjects have been debauched into approved Left narratives. One or two lessons per week consist of watching a TV for an hour, with Saving Planet A being screened last week. I’d actually love to have something like this to destroy- it would even make me want to be on Facebook.

  172. feelthebern

    To mitigate our rapid decline in education standards, everything has to be scrapped apart from STEM + languages & some PE (kids are fat these days).
    Otherwise, all students from the current education system will only be fit for the lowest of jobs like parliament or the public service.

  173. johanna

    It’s Queensland that’s got problems, because cow herding Struths live there.

    Been meaning to ask – which ruminant am I? Cow or sheeple?

    As a female of little brain, I rely on my calm and logical betters to let me know. Also Gab, Helen, Calli, and many others here blighted with XX chromosomes. Original sin, you know.

    Please tell me whether to baa or moo. I need an expert opinion from those who have appointed themselves as shepherds or members of dairy co-ops.

  174. Herodotus

    Whit House Press Corps: OMG! You must be so concerned about a shooter so close! Are you rattled?
    “Do I look rattled?”

  175. Leigh Lowe

    You should run as an independent.
    Ya reckon?
    Yeah, you’d be great.
    I think so too.

  176. calli

    As a Piscean, I identify as one of these.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    🐄🐑🐄🐑🐄🐑🐄🐑🐄🐑🐄🐑🐄🐑🖕🥜

  178. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3543409, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:18 am
    People expose themselves here all the time Struth.

    The modest amongst us tend to avert our eyes. 🙂”

    You don’t say! There have certainly been some…ahem…classic exposures here over the years.

  179. Struth

    Facts.
    I didn’t make the statement about what I would do regards armed resistance, but reading what MV said, I was quite happy about agreeing with it.
    One day it may come to it, and all us men should be prepared to do our part.

    What part of that do you have a problem with?
    Nothing was planned, and no one tried to incite violence of any kind.

    Fact two.
    According to you, we were urging people to riot, violently, and then calling us out as hypocrites because we weren’t doing so ourselves.

    So I ask you, Fantasist, to please show us where we were urging armed resistance.

    It’s what you are basing your school boy sarcasm on.

    You were pummeled here yesterday with facts, and you, the needy Frank, the attention seeking class clown, had to keep going.

  180. johanna

    That sort of thing happens when the fuel and oxidant are mixed together. But dry NH4NO3 is very stable unless burnt or subject to a detonation shock.

    Thanks. Excuse my stupid questions, but are you saying also that this stuff is not especially dangerous on its own? It needs something else to get it going?

  181. NoFixedAddress

    feelthebern
    #3543427, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:25 am

    To mitigate our rapid decline in education standards, everything has to be scrapped apart from STEM + languages & some PE (kids are fat these days).
    Otherwise, all students from the current education system will only be fit for the lowest of jobs like parliament or the public service.

    That’s a keeper.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, that should be “Dr Faustus”. Wasn’t meant to be an insult, sorry!
    I admit am not an explosives expert, but I’ve had ammonium nitrate around in lab jars and there isn’t any special storage requirements. Ok I haven’t looked at recent MSDSs, things have gotten more and more paranoid in lab safety. Ammonium carbonate by contrast does have safety and decomposition issues because it can undergo a number of interesting self reactions – not least decomposing to NH3 and CO2 at a low temperature – which can cause problems.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    Been meaning to ask – which ruminant am I? Cow or sheeple?

    Please.
    The full title is namby pamby, tofu eating, poofta cow.

  184. notafan

    Riot, violently.

    What other kinds of riots are there?

  185. Leigh Lowe

    What are the triggers which would drive you to armed resistance Cow-boy?
    Be careful here.
    We don’t know who might be listening.

  186. Struth

    Been meaning to ask – which ruminant am I? Cow or sheeple?

    Why make the questions so easy?

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks. Excuse my stupid questions, but are you saying also that this stuff is not especially dangerous on its own? It needs something else to get it going?

    Johanna – Yes, like a big fire next door with lots of exploding munitions…

    As I said last night there hasn’t much scrutiny of the first fire with the white flashes. Just “fireworks” apparently.

  188. feelthebern

    There are some terrible rumours floating around the internet regarding Broncos coach Anthony Seibold.
    There are always rumours, but these ones are so crook I expect either:
    1) Seibold holds a press conference specifically to deny them;
    2) The Broncos sack him.
    Nothing in between.
    Has to happen this week too.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it any more!!!
    The time for action is soon!!

  190. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘phosphorous and sulfur are the same thing.’

    Aren’t they?

  191. NoFixedAddress

    calli
    #3543432, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:27 am

    As a Piscean, I identify as one of these.

    That’s a ‘beauty’ calli.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Come the election, you got the bovine vote sewn up, you sweet talkin’ Cow-boy!
    Toying with the idea of running!
    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thinking of having something to say to the teachers.

    Thoughts?

    Tell them that this is, like Black Lives Matter, a highly contested area of current politics (this ‘gap’ does not exist in any real terms where equal pay for equal work is the legal norm) and that Alan Jones will be on their tail if they continue to introduce their own political opinions into school lessons, just as he is on the tail of the Acting Head of a school in Albion Park for something similar. That should scare them off.

    Also add that perhaps if they want to teach about role division in society according to whether one is male or female (avoid ‘gender’) then they should teach some genuine history on the changing roles of men and women in the past two centuries and some of the historical reasons for any changes. Bearing in mind the essential fact that women have children, and many prefer to stay at home even now to care for them. In other words, sex role division is not a cut and dried issue, of something that once existed and now does not.

    That’s if the sex role issue is of such vital importance to eleven year olds. You could gently suggest that maybe some more work on language and mathematics might be time better spent.

  194. 1735099

    Now I’m seeking opinion here as to whether people think this is appropriate primary school subject for an eleven year old.

    It’s probably as appropriate and a whole lot more relevant in 2020 than studying Cook’s voyage up the east coast in 1770.
    Both topics are real and verifiable.
    It also might teach your offspring to develop the capacity to analyse fact and question the status quo, something he/she is obviously not going to learn from his/her parent.

  195. NoFixedAddress

    Leigh Lowe
    #3543444, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:35 am

    What are the triggers which would drive you to armed resistance Cow-boy?
    Be careful here.
    We don’t know who might be listening.

    Struth

    Leisuresuit Larry gets paid for doing this.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3543449, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:39 am

    ‘phosphorous and sulfur are the same thing.’

    Aren’t they?

    If only the boys hadn’t giggled everytime the science teacher said “periodic table”.

  197. BrettW

    Seems Jackie costing Qld a few $’s. From The Courier Mail.

    The Palaszczuk Government ignored expert advice and proceeded with a flawed new Cross River Rail station in Jackie Trad’s electorate in a bungle that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, explosive secret documents have revealed.

    The series of leaked briefing notes and confidential papers have exposed how bidders for the $5.4 billion project, along with its delivery authority and technical team, all warned the proposed Boggo Road station was littered with engineering and safety problems.

    However, the Government forged ahead anyway with its plan to build at Boggo Road and redevelop the old Dutton Park Station, rejecting a proposal for a single station on land behind Princess Alexandria Hospital that was cheaper and safer.

    The second-term Labor administration signed a multibillion-dollar contract with a consortium to build the much-hyped underground rail link in June last year despite knowing the alignment did not meet state legislation, national rail laws or engineering standards.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    Really disappointing that our Violence and Armed Resistance Squad has fallen apart.
    Poof!
    Gone.

  199. feelthebern

    What Captain Cook did prior to looking for Australia was one of the most important scientific observations in history.
    But that’s science & we can’t have that can we.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johanna – The Texas City disaster wiki is worth a read. That was 2,100 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which detonated due to a fire.

  201. Cassie of Sydney

    “twitter has censored Joe Rogan’s podcast with Dr Debra Soh.”

    Thanks Bern..I will listen later. Twitter is now so fully immersed in the hard-left progressive, SJW, Trannie doctrine that any remaining users who don’t subscribe to this orthodoxy should exit it…starting with President Trump.

    In the long run Twitter will kill itself just like Patreon has done. Re. Twitter and how it is now an integral part of the progressive, hard/far-left bullying machine, Rachel Baxendale…a good journalist with News Limited, has been subjected to vicious bullying and death threats over the last few days on Twitter….her crime? Doing her job and taking the Andrews government to task. Twitter is a far-left sewer.

  202. min

    What will the Cunning linguist, Andrews , say to excuse the video of the group congratulating themselves on the success of the hotel quarantine in April ? Weasel word his way out without lying well it is going to be interesting . Will it be enough to bring government down and all resign like in Lebanon?. More deaths here and although homes not damaged many will be lost as jobs and people’s sanity .

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    Leisuresuit Larry gets paid for doing this.

    Yep.
    With bonuses for getting targets to repeat certain trigger words.
    I don’t even know why The Foundation wants us to do that sort of stuff but, they are paying, so …

  204. Mater

    It also might teach your offspring to develop the capacity to analyse fact

    Perhaps I’ll give him my Service Record and see if he can “analysis fact”, without lying about it.
    Who knows, he might prove himself a child prodigy and already be capable of being a 70+ year old retired school Principal.

    Sinc, can you set it up so any of Bob’s posts which include the words “fact” or “truth”, go straight into moderation?

  205. Woolfe

    I am a man, I hate shopping. When I need something go to Amazon, pay for it, it get delivered to my front door.

  206. NoFixedAddress

    johanna
    #3543455, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Calli, as a Leo, I identify with:

    They are fabulous also johanna

  207. Struth

    What are the triggers which would drive you to armed resistance Cow-boy?
    Be careful here.
    We don’t know who might be listening.

    Let’s deal with what I’ve said in the past first.
    You must know what would trigger me already, if it is as you claimed, I’ve been urging it.

    If anything I have been urging protest, not armed resistance.

    To be honest, I’ve just been flabbergasted at the reaction to this by Victorians.
    Victorians like Nota.

    I’ve been on here saying you know what, you should at least be angry, you should at least be trying to push back.
    Why would anyone contemplate armed resistance, when a) we hardly have any arms and
    b) the nation is filled with people like you, and mouthy fat COWS we call Karens.

    It’s like watching some bloke being gang r a p e d who keeps reading the Newspaper and refuses to acknowledge what is happening.
    I’m only at the stage of tapping that person on the shoulder and saying, excuse me, do you realise your bottom is being attacked sir?
    There is a penis in your bottom, sir………………………………..bullshit, piss orf mate, that’s bullshit……
    The sun is shining……………………………………people are enjoying themselves, and I’m enjoying the sports section, ……you bloody Queenslanders always stirring up trouble.

  208. Cassie of Sydney

    “But that’s science & we can’t have that can we.”

    Funny how the so called teacher rejects history and science.

    On James Cook…The Oz yesterday had a very good (and heartwarming piece) on Cook’s stay in far northern Queensland and his (and his crew’s) interactions with the indigenous people. Worth reading for those who subscribe. It was only in FNQ that the Cook and the crew first saw kangaroos. Worth a read.

  209. feelthebern

    Post the 2020 election, I can see twitter crawling up its own arse & dying.
    Pity.
    The only way for twitter to resume being a useful medium is for there to be zero anonymous accounts.
    That too is also a pity but it’s the only feasible way forward.

  210. johanna

    That school exercise for 11 year olds about ‘the gender pay gap’ is another example of the participation trophy mentality. The premise of the question says it all. It is a loaded, political question.

    However, navigating it so that your kid doesn’t become a pariah, ‘that kid’ etc is another matter.

    I like the idea of taking the teaching profession as an example. It hits the spot, while your kid can bat her lashes and say that she is so inspired by her teachers, it was the obvious choice.

  211. incoherent rambler

    ‘phosphorous and sulfur are the same thing.’

    Aren’t they?

    Be a good scientist and find out by experiment.
    Dip your dick in both and let me know the results.

  212. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3543471, posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:51 am
    Post the 2020 election, I can see twitter crawling up its own arse & dying.
    Pity.
    The only way for twitter to resume being a useful medium is for there to be zero anonymous accounts.
    That too is also a pity but it’s the only feasible way forwa
    rd.”

    Yes….I was listening to a podcast a few days ago and they said exactly the same thing…….however there must be a stop to “anonymous accounts’…to prevent the anonymous pile ons of individuals and companies. It would put a stop to groups such as Sleeping Midgets too.

  213. feelthebern

    Indigenous Australians were lucky the Poms settled here.
    Not the French.
    Not the Spanish.
    The teaching of history lacks all context these days.
    So much framing of such a tiny snippet to fit within a narrative.

  214. Dave in Marybrook

    Bern-
    STEM must be abolished.
    STEM is a shiny distracty acronym, a tool with which the failing state education system and the Gramsci’n’Gonski brigade want to gut and debauch the respectable age-old Sciences, and replace them with Every Child Gets A Trophy and women get to pick their own jobs and remuneration because vagina.

  215. feelthebern

    Dave I find your views interesting & would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  216. calli

    What, today, would be considered as challenging the status quo?

    The Establishment is not what it was in the 70’s.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Why would anyone contemplate armed resistance, when a) we hardly have any arms and
    b) the nation is filled with people like you, and mouthy fat COWS we call Karens.

    But Faulty has lots of firearms.
    He said so.
    Or his relatives do and they have offered them to him.
    I hope he wasn’t making that up.
    .

    There is a penis in your bottom, 

    A recurring theme of yours.
    Have you seen someone about it?
    Suppressing these urges is only harmful in the long run.

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