Tuesday Forum: August 11, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3544627, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Well this Thurs is Mincing night…

    Here is Thursday night’s parade-ground drill.

    Practice hard lads.

  2. MatrixTransform

    wtf?

    n.u.m.b n.u.t.z

  3. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3544633, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Jeez, good luck.
    Just make sure they don’t miss and get your ball bag…cos that’s what the young ones are doing these days.

    Stuff I don’t need to know.

  4. NoFixedAddress

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3544608, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Yes BoN, agree.

    It is to be hoped and prayed for that the Trump Republican Team can run the table up and down a majority of tickets.

    I’m not sure if this has been posted before nor if you’ve seen it.

    Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend
    https://townhall.com/columnists/waynegrudem/2020/08/08/letter-to-an-antitrump-christian-friend-n2573909

  5. feelthebern

    Don’t act like you didn’t know.

  6. Struth

    Yep.
    Just reminding people to be wary of mouthy types doing a bit of front bar revolutionary machismo.

    What he meant to say was, although no one is doing any revolutionary anything, and not initiating it, or inciting violence, just mentioning it makes me have kittens, and we don’t need these uncouth yobbos drawing attention to me while I’m cowering behind my mum’s skirt.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3544640, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Don’t act like you didn’t know.

    Ooooh.
    Have you been peeking in the Commando change-rooms?

  8. johanna

    After all these weeks and months – the righteous anger here, strident calls to arms, soaring rhetoric, volunteers forming up in the main street of Innamincka before sobbing but proud wiveses and marching off down the Strzelecki Track to civil war. I was so looking forward to a commission and pushing toy ships around with me prod on the big table model of Port Phillip Bay in the War Room.

    Heh, Mick – reminds me of a sketch on the Mavis Bramston Show where they shook out the model warships onto the war table from a Corn Flakes packet.

    Mooo! Oops, Baaa!

    I do wish that our betters would make themselves clear. We ruminants are not very bright. We are apparently extraordinarily clever at certain things, but utterly doltish at others.

    Mooo! Baaa!

  9. Helen

    Well that didnt work

    Laurence Fox The Distance

    best song evah better than Ghost Riders etc etc.

    https://youtu.be/E0NrIEt8rrw

  10. Leigh Lowe

    The catch-cry of the Qld branch of the Cardigan Commandos:-

    Someone should doooo something.
    If they do, we’ll be right behind them (subject to an assessment of the likely chances of victory).

  11. MatrixTransform

    it’s a bit weird when you’re at the stop sign and the blue for ute is coming from the right.
    So, I look right and the spaz starts.
    … and the ute driver is like what the fuck is wrong with you cvnt?

    it’s been a decade … I’m used to it

  12. So when does Andrews step down? Of course I am being sarcastic but FMD we have had premiers stood down over bottles of wine. This bloke has blood on his hands yet will most likely walk scot free.

  13. feelthebern

    There are change rooms?

  14. Struth

    Now you girls, don’t stay up all night.

    A few bitchy giggles and then it’s the fart sack for you all.

  15. NoFixedAddress

    In the meantime Victoria is fucked.

    You all have a nice day now.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Brilliant psy-op from Meghan Bolt-Ons, if the stories as told earlier here today are true.

    Convincing her soon-to-be sponsor husband that she wasn’t high maintenance at all by squeezing the lemon behind a tree or summat.

    Surprised he fell for it, really. A trap for young players, that’s for sure.

  17. NoFixedAddress

    Because your not allowed out after 8pm

  18. Makka

    Russians reporting they have a vaccine. Widespread use in October.

  19. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians.

    Are you allowed to lock your doors or would that be obstructing the police?

  20. Struth

    The catch cry of Frank Thring Jnr.

    “I dropped it”.

  21. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians.

    When the police come in do they check to make sure you haven’t got more than 2 of anything?

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3544649, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    So when does Andrews step down? Of course I am being sarcastic but FMD we have had premiers stood down over bottles of wine. This bloke has blood on his hands yet will most likely walk scot free.

    Nah, he is dead man walking BB.
    Remember the Feds now control the state party after the Somyurek fiasco.
    If Albo, Tanya and Bill start getting shit splashed on their suede shoes he will be gone.
    But no-one wants the job right now.
    “More time with the family” early next year.

  23. feelthebern

    Brilliant psy-op from Meghan Bolt-Ons,

    Has anyone watched Suits ?
    Is it any good ?

  24. MatrixTransform

    or would that be obstructing the police?

    ** made me chuckle

  25. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3544648, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    it’s a bit weird when you’re at the stop sign and the blue for ute is coming from the right.
    So, I look right and the spaz starts.

    Jeez.
    That must be a bastard.

  26. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just make sure they don’t miss and get your ball bag…cos that’s what the young ones are doing these days.

    What next? Elephantiasis parties?

  27. Leigh Lowe

    NoFixedAddress

    #3544654, posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Because your not allowed out after 8pm

    Ah, not quite.
    That is Melbournibad only.

  28. twostix

    Leigh MV is often deserving of a good kicking but your increasingly effeminate hen pecking of struth and acting as crazy old notafan’s obedient sidekick as she obsesses with him crush-like isn’t coming off as you teasing a blow hard, but more that you’re an emasculated middle age man now officially held prisoner by another man (as 100% correctly predicted four months ago you would be) rage-coping against someone in another state who once actually physically did something that you can’t bring yourself to do, even now in these incredible circumstances that you now are in, and by that I mean anything.

    We understand. No harm, every shit society has hundreds of thousands of men who obediently accepted their place in it and you’re him.

    But don’t be that guy who then runs down people who do want to do something even if it’s corny or heated or all talk. Because you just come off looking like what you look like here lately a massive pussy coping with yourself by attacking someone who actually went out and did something he said he would do while you do nothing.

    Sad stuff.

  29. MatrixTransform

    That must be a bastard.

    mong … until thursday

  30. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    You’ve lost the MCG Grand Final.

    Where do you reckon they will run The Lexus Cup, Melbourne or somewhere in Japan?

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Twostix.
    Here are the punctuation marks you missed.
    , , . . , () , , . . ? , , . and !

  32. mh

    Bindi Irwin has announced she’s expecting a child with her husband Chandler Powell.

  33. MatrixTransform

    after thursday … I’m undercover mong

    reporting for duty

  34. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From johanna at 10:43 pm:

    ” … I was so looking forward to a commission and pushing toy ships around with me prod on the big table model of Port Phillip Bay in the War Room.

    Heh, Mick – reminds me of a sketch on the Mavis Bramston Show where they shook out the model warships onto the war table from a Corn Flakes packet.

    They were good Johanna, yes. That ran from 1964 to 1968. I had a quick look around for the fabulous Barry Creyton and found he is alive and well and 80 years old. He was 25 when he started with the show.

  35. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    How far from your homes can you get in 1 hour?

    5km seems a generous distance.

  36. MatrixTransform

    How far from your homes can you get in 1 hour?

    duh, depends when they release the dogs

  37. NoFixedAddress

    Are mechanics still operating in Melbourne or if your car breaks down you just walk away?

  38. NoFixedAddress

    MatrixTransform
    #3544678, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    How far from your homes can you get in 1 hour?

    duh, depends when they release the dogs

    and how many fences to climb.

  39. Leigh Lowe

    But don’t be that guy who then runs down people who do want to do something even if it’s corny or heated or all talk.

    So you believe that Struth is “corny or heated or all talk”?
    Here’s the thing.
    People come here talking a big game about busting blockades and armed resistance and “stand or fall”.
    Then they proceed to sit around whingeing on blogs and cutting and pasting letters.
    Or accusing someone of being hysterical then dribbling out 500 words of gibberish whilst giving the caps lock key a solid workout.
    And then denigrating people who are doing things in their own way as “pussies”, “COWS” or “sheep” simply because they don’t post their latest cut and paste here to get an elephant stamp from the club, or come back with an effusive “you should run for Parliament. You’d be great!”

    Yeah.
    Reminding people of their vacuous big-noting is uncomfortable but not likely to stop.

  40. MatrixTransform

    and how many fences to climb.

    you have fences … ninja warrior?

  41. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    Are you allowed to open your front door and look outside before 5am and particularly if you live in a omit?

  42. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 11:00 pm:

    “Twostix.
    Here are the punctuation marks you missed.
    , , . . , () , , . . ? , , . and !”

    I couldn’t read that charge sheet all the way through because it was so bloody amusing. Seriously though, it looked like real “examine your conscience” stuff from the Lone Ranger’s trusty scout Tonto and it does look like you are in very, very serious trouble! 😆 😁 🤣

    You may yet be called to the headmaster’s office.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    You may yet be called to the headmaster’s office.

    Honestly, I can’t for the life of me figure out why I am not banned.
    Who tolerates a Trojan horse paid agent provocateur blog-wrecker?
    It’s a mystery.
    I can only think that ITK is pulling strings now that he owns 51% of the blog.

  44. NoFixedAddress

    Now come on Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Do you wear white shoes or not?

  45. Infidel Tiger King

    I got $3.60 at Sportsbet on Kamala this morning when some misinformation was in the news.

    She’s back in to $1.75.

    Easy money. Can still get $2 at a few sites.

  46. Makka

    Hey No Fucking Idea,

    I’m sure you think you’re weally weally witty . But you’re such a boring c**t , you’ll actually need to step up if you want to get a laugh with that shit material your running with.

  47. Leigh Lowe

    NoFixedAddress

    #3544695, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Now come on Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Do you wear white shoes or not?

    Stupid question.
    Of course he does.
    The only real question is “Velcro or slip-on”.

  48. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3544696, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I got $3.60 at Sportsbet on Kamala this morning when some misinformation was in the news.

    Kamala.
    The Sri Lankan singer from Hey Hey?

  49. MatrixTransform

    nigh nigh
    i expect you’ll all be banned soon.

  50. Infidel Tiger King

    That’s him.

    Why are people so unkind?

  51. NoFixedAddress

    MatrixTransform
    #3544685, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    and how many fences to climb.

    you have fences … ninja warrior?

    Nah MT

  52. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3544701, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    nigh nigh
    i expect you’ll all be banned soon.

    Who gives a rat’s clacker.
    It’s Armageddon on Thursday week.
    Or is that the Apocalypse?
    No matter.
    Ban us.
    We are bad-boy revolutionaries living on the edge of the law anyway.

  53. max

    File under ‘that turned out well’:

    Erdogan’s fiesta in Hagia Sophia seems to have cost Turkey dear – and not just in money – as up to 3,000 people became infected with coronavirus in prayers held during the conversion of the church into a mosque.
    Among them are four confirmed members of Erdogan’s AK Party, at a time when COVID-19 is once again spiralling in Turkey, which is facing the second wave of the pandemic.

    And:

    Osman Aslan, the muezzin in charge of coronavirus safety at Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) since it reopened as a mosque, died suddenly inside the building from an apparent heart attack on Sunday, tweeted the Istanbul Governor’s Office.

    “We wish mercy from God to the family and relatives of Uhud Mosque, Muezzin-Kayyum, who passed away during the voluntary guidance service in Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque, due to a heart attack,” the tweet read.

    His death came a few days after Hagia Sophia was reconverted into a mosque in accordance with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s will.

    Aslan served as a volunteer in Hagia Sophia from the first day of its reconversion into a mosque, providing Muslims with information about anti-coronavirus measures in the building.

    According to the initial reports, the muezzin died on 2 August but the authorities kept the news secret for days. for years, he had been one of the most ardent supporters of Hagia Sophia’s reconversion into a mosque.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3544702, posted on August 11, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    That’s him.

    Why are people so unkind?

    Actually, tonight’s quiz question was “Why is LL so unkind?”
    Answers were quite varied.

  55. johanna

    I am turning 65 on Thursday (born on Friday 13th) and will be applying for the OAP.

    I had a retirement plan that didn’t involve the pension, but thanks to the gubbmint endlessly changing the rules about superannuation, and effectively zero rates on cash in any form in banks, I’m in the queue.

    I’m a lot better off than many people of my age, especially now that the economy (i.e. people) has now been officially been declared to be much less important than a microbe.

    My position is not optimal, but there must be thousands of people whose positions are very bad indeed. Who are unable to sleep for wondering what is going to happen to them and their families.

    The sheer cruelty of Dan and his acolytes needs to be called out.

  56. max

    File under ‘that turned out well’:

    Erdogan’s fiesta in Hagia Sophia seems to have cost Turkey dear – and not just in money – as up to 3,000 people became infected with coronavirus in prayers held during the conversion of the church into a mosque.
    Among them are four confirmed members of Erdogan’s AK Party, at a time when COVID-19 is once again spiralling in Turkey, which is facing the second wave of the pandemic.

    And:

    Osman Aslan, the muezzin in charge of coronavirus safety at Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) since it reopened as a mosque, died suddenly inside the building from an apparent heart attack on Sunday, tweeted the Istanbul Governor’s Office.

    “We wish mercy from God to the family and relatives of Uhud Mosque, Muezzin-Kayyum, who passed away during the voluntary guidance service in Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque, due to a heart attack,” the tweet read.

    His death came a few days after Hagia Sophia was reconverted into a mosque in accordance with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s will.

    Aslan served as a volunteer in Hagia Sophia from the first day of its reconversion into a mosque, providing Mueslis with information about anti-coronavirus measures in the building.

    According to the initial reports, the muezzin died on 2 August but the authorities kept the news secret for days. for years, he had been one of the most ardent supporters of Hagia Sophia’s reconversion into a mosque.

  57. Old School Conservative

    Another stuff up for Chairman Dan.

    A senior Victorian public health official was axed on Tuesday night after complaints he was scheming to sell grog for profit to alcohol-dependent guests at two city hotels used in the government’s coronavirus isolation program.

  58. Leigh Lowe

    A senior Victorian public health official was axed on Tuesday night after complaints he was scheming to sell grog for profit to alcohol-dependent guests at two city hotels used in the government’s coronavirus isolation program.

    Report the other day about the “crazy floor” in one hotel, with people screaming and smashing things.
    Call it what it is.
    The junkie floor.

  59. Old School Conservative

    I am turning 65 on Thursday (born on Friday 13th) and will be applying for the OAP.

    I hope the process is not too long, convoluted, and filled with bureaucratic bungling.
    But you are dealing with a Department which has only had many…many years of dealing with identical requests so I imagine it could be quite torturous.

    Mrs OSC applied and got several replies over time along the lines of “We are working hard on your application, please be patient.” Then she got “Your financial details are now so old as to be unusable by us. Get all those statements from your financial institutions again.”
    Fun and games.

  60. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    Have they got rid of Judaic Worship and shut down the Christian Churches yet?

  61. His death came a few days after Hagia Sophia was reconverted into a mosque in accordance with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s will.

    He will be the envy of half the mossie world.
    Kicking the bucket inside a mosk means his passing to everlasting glory is especially blessed.
    If he knew he was going, he’ll have been thrilled at the location.

  62. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    Must be a wonderful time to be a wedding planner or own a wedding reception business.

  63. Makka

    Hey Victorians

    Have they got rid of Judaic Worship and shut down the Christian Churches yet?

    Nah, still lame No Fkg Idea. This it, nothing better?

  64. twostix

    Mick and Notafan were both aggressively 100% pro lockdown and openly emotionally blackmailed anyone who dared say put the brakes on, saying they would be responsible for murder, for killing them (mick) or killing their mum (notafan) if we didn’t immediately and wholly yield to the mob hysteria that they allowed themselves (and Australian democracy) to be swept away in.

    In practical terms, 100% worse than anything Struth or Memoryvault has said or done.

  65. NoFixedAddress

    Victoria – the envy of the World

  66. Cold-Hands

    A bit like Blair’s Law, all the weirdness is converging.

    With all the #SaveTheChildren interest in tunnels, it appears that Hezbollah had some beneath the exploded warehouse in Beirut. I imagine they were used for run of the mill arms smuggling and/or production, rather than the Child trafficking that rumour says is so widespread.

  67. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From twostix at 11:52 pm:

    “Mick and Notafan were both aggressively 100% pro lockdown and openly emotionally blackmailed anyone who dared say put the brakes on, saying they would be responsible for murder, for killing them (mick) …”

    You are a bloody liar.

  68. NoFixedAddress

    Hey Victorians

    Good Night. Sleep well.

    Just remember no one but the police know where your gun safe is located.

  69. johanna

    OSC, my biggest hurdle will be that I came to Australia in the late fifties and the first name I have used since I started school is not the same as the one on my birth certificate. I have had stat decs over and over again about this, but have to re-prove it each time, even though I have school reports from when I was ten years old that demonstrate my name.

    If only my name was Ali Ali!

  70. twostix

    Also, also, I see lately Leigh and Notafan regularly sniggering and mocking Struth about his job as a pub singer and working man.

    Let’s get into that.

    Total deadshits, sad decline.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    You are a bloody liar.

    And a very poor punctuator to boot.

  72. Steve trickler

    I thought you might like the hour long offering, Jo?

    No requirement for instantly watching it. Take your time…..you obviously didn’t.



  73. johanna

    Steve – no context, no explanation – not watching it.

    Hitting the pit, in fact.

    Baby, it’s cold outside. 🙂

  74. Makka

    Good Night. Sleep well.

    You too, No Fkg Idea. Cheers.

  75. JC

    The Dow Jones is now around 5% below the all time highs. The S&P is now at the the all time highs made earlier this year! This is amazing. The great thing about this is how the stock market walruses ( big wig hedge funds) got this wrong all the way up.

    I have two theories on the climb up.

    1. Stocks are predicting a Trump win.
    2. Because interest rates are so lo, the premium for stocks (called the equity premium) has come down, which means people are okay with buying into higher multiples.

    Maybe it’s a combo.

    More likely it’s 1 though because the idea of holding any stocks in a demonrat government would be like drinking arsenic.

  76. Armadillo:

    It appears to me that the Democrats are hell bent on this “Defund the Police” strategy.

    Any political strategists here able to offer a plausible explanation?

    Explanation 1. The Democrats aren’t interested in the vote – they believe they can cheat their way to victory.
    Explanation 2. Their aim isn’t to win, it’s to kick off the rioting and shooting for the civil war.
    Look, it’s almost a meme that the Democrats want a war. But their actions in the cities and legislatures are consistent with very little else. The Mayors that are allowing the mobs to pillage and murder are people who got to their positions by being ruthless operators. To think they are actually encouraging the mayhem to continue logically shows there must be a payoff. I can’t see that payoff happening for them outside of a Communist State.
    Mind you, the fact they will find themselves against the wall when the Purge arrives – as it does after every Socialist Revolution, hasn’t seem to have been noticed. If they knew history, and not the Marxist Dialectic, they would be a little more concerned about the quality of their friends.

    I don’t know, Arma. This is a very bad place for the West and its culture. I doubt there has been a period of time when the entire leadership of a society has been in lockstep with that societies mortal enemies.
    The Long March Through The Institutions appears to have been incredibly successful. Gramsci’s plan has worked.
    The barbarian invaders are still arriving all through GB/Australia/Canada/US/NZ. The French are escorting them across the Channel.
    Our youth have no idea of history and have an utterly nihilistic outlook on life. Many think they will never have to work because they will inherit their parents property and wealth.
    The popular media is full of lies and fifth order news that is slanted to The Narrative.
    he only bright spot on the horizon is the growing sense of unease on the streets about the behaviour, in Australia, of the Police who appear to have forgotten that the police forces exist with the consent of the governed.

  77. twostix

    You are a bloody liar.

    You definitely didn’t let everyone know about being a “vulnerable” person and ordered everyone to suck up being placed under house arrest because WW2 generation endured worse. Did you?

    Then there’s this gem :

    Younger posters are focused on the irresponsible denial of their personal inheritance inherent in the determination of the elderly to stay alive, as they simultaneously lobby hard for taxpayers to give them a double dose of subsidy to pay child minding centres to babysit their brats.

    Young people (less than age 60) want old people to die of COV19 so they can get their hands on the money he says.

    Looks bad!

  78. JC

    A pal sent me the link to the twitter vid.

    Him

    Don’t you miss, NY?

    I don’t know who are tougher, Long Island chicks or Staten Island ones

  79. C.L.

    You always know things are serious when a woman calls another woman a cnt.

  80. Carpe Jugulum:

    Chris Smith from sky news

    That’s the first time I heard anyone mention the biggest pool of people who work with infection control -EVERY DAY – nurses. There are tens of thousands of them in Australia, and many are unemployed because the demand has dropped through the floor because of the bed closures.
    Not doctors, many of them still have to be reminded to wash their hands between patients.

  81. JC

    Needs to be verified, but it sounds both plausible and funny.

    Read something funny. The NYT word count on the Chicago looting article was 623. Their word count on the controversy about the term “master bedroom “ being racist was 882

  82. Ed Case/Mitch M:

    Let’s say some scientist comes up with a theory that BeerBug is transmitted through eating Beef.
    Would that mean the Beef herd would have to be culled just to be on the safe side?

    Any reason it would be made safe by gamma radiation food processing?

  83. 2dogs

    No person of integrity would want the position under these circumstances.

    So, she will end up being replaced by someone without integrity.

    And so, you will get officers like Derek Chauvin, and tragedies like George Floyd.

    And the vicious cycle repeats.

  84. Natural Instinct

    Oh so little self awareness
    .

    Sabra Lane @SabraLane
    A sad day for @10NewsFirst
    – I started my career many, many moons ago @10NewsFirstAdl
    – journos, cammos and editors all work so hard to bring you local news.
    .
    Paul Barry @TheRealPBarry
    So sad to hear of more media job cuts, this time at #TEN. What a bloody awful year 2020 has become.

    But the ABC juggernaut carries on, stealing eyeballs and ad revenue that could have saved Ten staff.

  85. Mitch M.

    Excellent idea by a doctor. I can’t explain this in simple terms and I love the strategy because it accords very much with my limited understanding of the multitudinous ways our innate and adaptive immune responses function.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/magazine/covid-cytokine-storms.html

    The drug targets a cytokine involved in fever called interleukin-1. As a biologic, anakinra mimics the body’s own antibodies; unlike other biologics, however, it remains in the body for mere hours, not weeks. If her attempt at immune suppression here started to go awry — if some other infection took hold — it could be reversed quickly.

    After her patient provided his consent, Navarro-Millán gave him the anakinra. His improvement was rapid. When she had first seen him, he was wearing nasal tubes that dispensed oxygen; by the next morning, his condition had deteriorated, and he needed a rebreather mask to get more oxygen. He received his first anakinra injection that day; the morning after, his breathing became less labored and he no longer needed the mask. Nose tubes were sufficient. A little more than a week later, he went home.

  86. JC

    It’s true

    I tweeted because this imbalance angered me. The story about the riots and looting here is an important one, but got scant coverage in the New York Times compared to the Master Bedroom Kerfuffle:

    Word count in NYT story on looting in Chicago: 623https://t.co/EGGTmMCPbd

    Word count in NYT story about controversy about the use of the term “master bedroom” as racist: 882https://t.co/Bp4SP2Jli5

    I think the count is right. Such are their priorities.

    — Jerry Coyne (@Evolutionistrue) August 10, 2020

  87. Mitch M.

    Winston Smith
    #3544755, posted on August 12, 2020 at 1:33 am
    Ed Case/Mitch M:

    Let’s say some scientist comes up with a theory that BeerBug is transmitted through eating Beef.
    Would that mean the Beef herd would have to be culled just to be on the safe side?

    Any reason it would be made safe by gamma radiation food processing?

    Winston,

    Variant CJD is transmitted by eating beef with mad cow disease(BSE). There was a major outbreak in Britain which required much culling of cattle. It relates to a class of proteins called prions which have the remarkable ability to replicate themselves inside the body so once presence all hell can break loose.

    Gamma radiation is typically used to kill bugs but a relative told me that in the lab she used microwaves to destroy some enzymes. I don’t know what would work with prions. Those little bastards have even been known to be resistant to sterilization procedures.

  88. NFA:

    Just remember no one but the police know where your gun safe is located.

    Which is why the careful owner has two.

  89. Ed Case

    Willie Brown is very astute, according to Steve Sailer.
    Here’s my scenario: it’s a foregone conclusion that Joe wins, the DNC swaps him for , say, Oprah Winfrey before the Electoral College votes, and then the Vice Presidency is worth a pitcher of warm piss again.
    So, Kamal for A/G.

  90. feelthebern

    A senior Victorian public health official was axed on Tuesday night after complaints he was scheming to sell grog for profit to alcohol-dependent guests at two city hotels used in the government’s coronavirus isolation program.

    Well done that man !

  91. feelthebern

    JC Howard Marks has been pushing the storey that for half a trillion second quarter GDP problem, the Fed & US government has hit back with a 6 to 8 trillion response (depending on how you measure it).

  92. First day of communist holiday.
    First job, organise the shopping trip to the Trump Store for MAGA merch.
    I’ve got your orders. Anyone else, now’s your chance.
    I’m going through Western Union. Just have to finalise the exact location in Florida for the midnight cash drop from the Cesna to our contact.
    Exchange rate 71 cents.
    Postage $5USD on top of your order should cover both ends?
    Will be in touch with my bank details soon.
    #MAGA

  93. Any new orders, please get my email from Sinc.
    I’ll only deal with vetted Cats.
    No Romanians.
    😎

  94. rickw

    NFA:

    Just remember no one but the police know where your gun safe is located.

    Which is why the careful owner has two.

    Two, or more, or many many more!

  95. 741.4 bn AUD of Australian (Commonwealth) government debt securities on issue as of last Friday (7/8/20).

    I am sure we are in the very best of hands.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Two, or more, or many many more!’

    A prudent bloke with a bit of inside running could still be living off the profits of buying up 12 inch PVC pipe, caps and glue in January 1996.

  97. custard

    Sleepy Joe picks Kamala Harris as running mate. 😂

    Surely they aren’t going to let the demented fool run or is he just the fall guy?

  98. rickw

    The Racist origins of Gun Control (real racism, not the modern definition):

  99. Kamala Harris is a law and order nutjob.

    Trump could be onto a winner by attacking her as Tulsi did, noting her penchant for overcriminalisation.

  100. Herodotus

    The Australian goes further down the slippery slope trod by Cameron Stewart all too often with Stephen Loosley’s wet dream surmise of Trump withdrawing from the race. The parallel he tries to make is with Lyndon Johnson. LBJ was thrust into the presidency by the assassination of JFK. He was presented with the war in Vietnam and all the angst of that period. When he signed off there were others around who could take on the job.
    Trump isn’t there by accident but by design. The times are different and the challenge to the future of the USA is a clear and present danger. He’s not replaceable and he is not a quitter.

  101. Diogenes

    Leak and Knight….
    Well done those chaps

  102. Herodotus

    While we are on the topic of crappy media, here’s another good article:
    USA MSM at the point of no return!
    The public’s faith in the mainstream media is at an all time low.

    Link to American Thinker (which is much more Interesting to follow than the MSM here or there)

  103. feelthebern

    Another COVID19 related injury.
    Former colleague’s Sydney office lobby is being mopped & cleaned non-stop during the working hours.
    She thought she was taking the usual care, but slipped & broke her arm.
    The good news was that St Vincents emergency was empty so she got right in.

  104. Herodotus

    Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble …
    Ok, Kamala picked for VP candidate.
    But when will Joe be replaced, and by whom?

  105. 132andBush

    Had cause to be around a lot of nurses yesterday.
    All complaining of extra fatigue and headaches brought on by having to wear masks full time.
    The one looking after me was also concerned about micro-fibre inhalation from prolonged wear, not sure if that’s a thing or not.
    Same thing with my BIL who is currently doing power line tree clearing around Bendigo, masks are markedly increasing fatigue levels and headaches. He’s starting to ditch wearing them.

    More harm than good.

    Like the lockdown.

    Like any Labor Government (and increasingly Liberal).

  106. Roger

    Biden just picked a woman who said she believes his sexual harassment accusers to be his running mate.

    Plus Harris has baggage of her own and is seen as a divisive figure.

    Stellar pick, Joe!

  107. 132andBush

    I thought the VP pick is to be confirmed Thursday?

  108. Leigh Lowe

    Same thing with my BIL who is currently doing power line tree clearing around Bendigo, masks are markedly increasing fatigue levels and headaches. He’s starting to ditch wearing them.

    And he doesn’t have to.
    Never has.
    If it “compromises safety” he can get rid of it.

  109. Louis Litt

    Feel the burn – “is suits any good” above average but Louis Litt is the standout.

  110. feelthebern

    Should have gone with Tulsi.

  111. feelthebern

    Joe Biden convention:
    1) Has not invited Andrew Yang to speak;
    2) Has not invited Tulsi to speak;
    3) Banned TYT network.

    Yep, gunna be a good ol’ corporate DNC convention.

  112. Kamala will be the replacement for SlowJoe.
    Play the Betfair cashout market.
    Harris currently 75/1 for Next President.
    When Joe gets pulled, her odds will rip in to 2/1 or so.
    $100 pays $7.5k.
    The cashout may be around half that on November 2nd.
    Dot, that’s Lambo money done right.
    😏
    Even better, cashout and then get on the god Emperor with the profit.
    Or some of.
    It’s a twofer!

  113. Mother Lode

    As noted last night by mh:

    PHOTOS: THAI STUDENTS ENCASED IN PLEXIGLASS AS SCHOOLS REOPEN FOLLOWING COVID LOCKDOWN

    We used to laugh at B-grade sci-fi movies of advanced but dystopian societies, the clunky gaudy props and twisted logic.

    But that was wrong.

    They have turned out to be the prescient ones.

    The likes of Star Trek instead are the ridiculous follies.

  114. calli

    Thanks, Rickw, for your ACL videos and the illustrated scripture.

    The Covid one is well worth watching. A perfect foil to this morning’s TV hysteria.

  115. Lambo?

    Maserati.

    Hi Tails, you must be new money.

  116. miltonf

    Harris is suitably nasty, ticks all the PC boxes and is probably the real candidate.

  117. [email protected]/1 pays $750k.
    Half is $375k.
    Put that on Trump at 2.5/1 on November 2nd.
    Buy whichever supercar you want on November 5th.
    For $10k.
    😎😎😎

  118. Roger

    I thought the VP pick is to be confirmed Thursday?

    Yes, he could yet change his mind 🙂

    “Did I say Kamala…er, I meant Tulsi Rice.”

  119. custard

    The Fat Bastard is suing Wait Awhile…

    Mining billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Mineralogy are suing the WA Government for nearly $30 billion in relation to the Balmoral South iron ore project in the Pilbara region, the state’s Attorney-General says.

    Key points:

    The WA Government introduced urgent legislation to deal with the claims
    Mr Palmer is claiming billions of dollars in an arbitration against the state
    The Attorney-General says a successful claim would have ‘dire consequences’
    The WA Government has introduced urgent legislation into State Parliament in an attempt to prevent the damages claim, which amounts to the state’s entire annual budget.

    Attorney-General John Quigley told Parliament the mining magnate and his companies are seeking damages and losses associated with the iron ore project in the region.

    Mr Palmer’s proposal was rejected in August 2012 by the then Government, specifically by the former State Development Minister who is also the ex-Premier Colin Barnett.

    Mr Palmer and his companies allege they suffered enormous financial loss, including damages, interest and costs because they were unable to sell the project to a Chinese company as a result of decisions made by the state over the past decade.

    The McGowan Government’s bill seeks to protect Western Australia from damages to the tune of $30 billion, or $12,000 for every man, woman and child in the state.

    Even if Mineralogy and International Minerals succeeded in a fraction of their damages claim, this would have serious financial consequences for the State of Western Australia and Western Australian,” Mr Quigley said.

    “For example, the McGowan Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan represents only 20 per cent of Mr Palmer’s claim.”

    Legislation will be urgently debated

    An ongoing arbitration claim between the state and Mr Palmer over the proposal has never been resolved.

    That case was due to be heard on November 30, with Mr Quigley admitting there was no guarantee WA would win.

    It is the reason the Government has urgently brought forward the legislation to effectively terminate Mr Palmer’s legal action.

    “The Government is taking steps to protect the state from the rapacious nature of Mr Palmer,” Mr Quigley said.

    The legislation is due to be urgently debated on Wednesday, with the Government urging opposition parties to give it bipartisan support.

  120. I’d never buy a Lambo, dot.
    I’ve got my dream car. I’ll buy the little house in Stoupa,Greece I’ve got my eye on for $300k and GTFO of Straya and chill on my little fishing boat for awhile.
    #cassandralyfe
    😏

  121. Anne

    Entering a store and demanding you get served without a mask is another.

    I agree with you completely, JC.

    If a trader wants to serve only redheads wearing goggles and paisley caftans I have no problem with that. Anybody who does should shop somewhere else.

    Free people have the God given right to refuse to deal with anybody for any reason.

    Fascist NWO puppet Governments changed that. You must bake the cake! You must marry homosexuals!

    But it’ll change back. Just need to get through this storm.

  122. Herodotus

    And he was just … 24 hours from Tulsi!

  123. 132andBush

    And when whoever he picks takes over as Pres, Mr Obama is slotted in to Vice?

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Herodotus

    #3544853, posted on August 12, 2020 at 7:49 am

    And he was just … 24 hours from Tulsi!

    Catallaxy.
    Australia’s leading Very Bad Pun site.

  125. er, I meant Tulsi Rice.”

    Lol! That’s entirely possible with this guy

  126. Anne

    Two clones on the Dem ticket. 😂

  127. It’s a POC Kang&Kodos vs the god Emperor, Anne!
    #2020

  128. Roger

    On a little known but surpisingly accurate economic predictor:

    The Hemline Index

    The bad news: hemlines are heading down.

  129. Anne

    NESARA, passed in the House & Senate 9th March, 2000.

    Signed into law by Bill Clinton, in the presence of Navy Seals, on the 10th of October, 2000.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    President Kang!
    “I’ll just vote for a third party candidate”
    “Go ahead. Throw your vote away. Bwah, ha, ha, ha.”
    I saying nothing.

  131. JobKeeper is going to suck.
    I have to use all my annual leave down to 10 days before I get any Govt coin!
    Bastards!
    Dudes that have had their holidays and don’t have much banked get it straight away.
    I’ve got nearly 7 weeks up my sleeve. Was keeping it for when I get retrenched later in the year?!
    Or to actually, you know, have a holiday away from sunny Yarragrad..

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Gunner.
    Are you home on the couch with nothing to do all day?
    For seven weeks?

  133. Anne

    GEOTUS!

    Actually, technically, Trump is the King if the world.

  134. Anne

    …OF the world. Dag nabbit. 🤨

  135. calli

    Interesting, Roger. I think there’s a lipstick index too – either sales or colour. Will hunt around and see if I can find it.

  136. Damn right Leigh.
    Day one today.
    The boss says we’re taking it week by week. Possible we may be able to get on some sites at some point?
    I don’t believe it.
    What odds “Stage 4” only lasts 6 weeks?
    Lol
    Shit’s about to get really Real.
    I’m hitting up my RE agent later about rent holiday/reduction.

  137. Anne

    Tailgunner
    #3544862, posted on August 12, 2020 at 7:58 am
    .
    All hail, President Kang!

    The “Two Party System”.

    If that isn’t the biggest scam ever perpetrated on Western Nations I don’t know what is.

    Maybe feminism.

  138. pete m

    Sorry Tailgunner but that place will cost you $378,000 AU plus local taxes. Better bet bigger on Trump.

  139. calli

    Hah! Didn’t have to look far. There’s a couple of Wiki pages on it, and then this.

  140. 2dogs

    People complaining about Putin’s vaccine not going through Phase III trials: “Not sure what Russia is up to but I certainly would not take a vaccine that hasn’t been tested in Phase III”.

    But Phase III trials involve people being given the vaccine. So they are happy to administer to others that which they would not take themselves?

    We should thank the Russian researchers, and those Russians volunteering to be vaccinated; they are effectively being a very large Phase III trial.

  141. 132andBush

    Tailgunner,

    MAGA merchandise distribution.

  142. Oooooooo
    I just noticed dot’s old signature in my Kang link!?
    I didn’t put that there.
    Spooky!
    😳😳😳

  143. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve got nearly 7 weeks up my sleeve. 

    Annual leave hoarder!!

  144. Stop that, pete. It’ll be a buyer’s market!
    Stavros will take my lowball offer 😃

  145. Leigh Lowe

    🐄🐄🐄🐄🐅

  146. custard

    I associate with gunner as a hoarder

    I also have almost 7 weeks leave owing. I want to use it to go to the land of the free.

  147. Yes Leigh, but I was going to the States for a month for Election season remember?
    Then to Kuta to catch up with Prawn poolside 🤣🤣

  148. Anne

    Tailgunner, you don’t have to worry about a few measly crumbs falling from the Banksters’ table.

    There’s a $Quattuordecillion in the legacy fund.

    That’s a figure with 45 zeros. 45. (Insert Trump emoji)

    https://twitter.com/coronavirusfor/status/1291365448521584641?s=21 2 mins

  149. MAGA merchandise distribution.

    Got me thinking, Bush 👍

  150. Leigh Lowe

    From the Oz

    Perhaps Australia’s most enduring political secret has been ­revealed: a senior government minister was piloting the Lockheed Hudson bomber that crashed in ­August 1940, killing three cabinet members and changing the course of our political history.

    Where can we get more Lockheed Hudsons?

  151. But how do I get my dirty paws on that filthy lucre,Anne?
    Application website link please

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Then to Kuta to catch up with Prawn poolside

    You sure.
    I mean, Prawn will sit poolside in his short-sleeved business shirt, with his coloured pens in the top pocket.
    Style cramped.

  153. 2dogs

    Yep, gunna be a good ol’ corporate DNC convention.

    Sure is.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    I also have almost 7 weeks leave owing. I want to use it to go to the land of the free.

    Land of the free what?
    Free drinks?
    Free food?
    Free luuurve?
    What?

  155. Is there a way around using the annual leave, custard?
    I’m all ears!
    I’ve been reading as much as I can but looks like we’re cooked by the rules?
    I can take it as half pay instead of full so use 2.5 days leave per week. Still be living cheap for the duration but may save some if we get back to work on Maximum Leaders schedule?

  156. Struth

    Good Moaning

    Firstly Makka.
    You are frustrated and Victoruin.
    When NFA has a go at Victoruins, it is due to frustration.
    I think generally speaking, you could not deny being absolutely gobsmacked at the level of leftism in that state that has brought this on. The level of obedience and submission to tyranny.
    World wide awe and shock, at what is going on there.
    Yet those going through it tell me it’s not that bad, the sun is shining, they are not starving so all is fine with the world.
    You surely can’t be upset about a few negative comments regarding the lack of fight back.
    10 000 marxists on the streets pretending it’s about a black man on the other side of the world and crickets from government dissenters, if indeed there are any.

    When no one rises up out of a state of 6 million or so, and even puts up with curfews , I ask you Makka, why should we not be frustrated?
    You didn’t vote for it, and if there was some way of changing things I’m sure you would do it.
    But you did come on here and said your form of protest was to make sure you weren’t fined.
    The convoy cost me ten grand, much of it handed to the government in fuel tax, then the lost work for the week as I was self employed.
    Probably 20 grand all up.
    Simpler, happier times.

    Before I even left home the AFP had my number and were in contact with me advising me of what they would put up with.
    That number was then handed by them to the newspapers etc, and so on it went.
    I hadn’t even left home.

    What many here have written, including, and especially the likes of Makka, and Two stix, MV, and many others, have been read.
    You can guarantee it.
    It’s not just me.
    We’re all marked men and it’s too late to do anything about it now.
    And we were marked before this happened.
    You have nothing to lose.

    Once bureaucracy gets to a certain level of tyranny you cannot get around them and there is no common, decent, approach.
    No box of oranges, a wink and a fifty is going to get you out of an overloading fine at the weighbridge.

    So ideas?

  157. Prawn will sit poolside in his short-sleeved business shirt, with his coloured pens in the top pocket.

    Falling Down style?
    Prawn, wake up you slacker and confirm this!

  158. Infidel Tiger King

    Told you it was Kamala.

    Now she just has to stay alive until the conference and the filthy lucre will hit my account.

  159. Victoruin

    Perfect, struth.
    Stolen.
    May appear publicly in Yarragrad shortly under cover of night.
    #WhiteRoseSociety

  160. Farmer Gez

    Another chance for St.Jacinda to re-run her first Covid Cup start, sadly brought into doubt by a protest from the form runner, Viral Vanity.

    This proud Kiwi mare was set for an overseas campaign this spring but connections would like her to stretch out past 100. She has a habit of over racing early.

    Baring her proud molars to the breeze, there’s no doubt this she’s the darling of the media and the ladies.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Oops.
    Ah … um.
    You’re up early ITK.
    .
    Hi.

  162. Top Ender

    Give us a go, it’ll be fine. Not.

    Crash secret revealed: minister was at the controls

    EXCLUSIVE
    ALAN HOWE

    NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA, AARON FRANCIS

    The Lockheed Hudson which crashed on August 13, 1940; top right, Michael Wooldridge on Tuesday; and, from left, ministers James Fairbairn, Sir Henry Gullett and Geoffrey Street

    Perhaps Australia’s most enduring political secret has been revealed: a senior government minister was piloting the Lockheed Hudson bomber that crashed on Mount Stromlo in August 1940, killing three cabinet members and changing the course of our political history.

    Confirmation of this suggests prime minister Robert Menzies interfered with plans for a subsequent royal commission so that the truth would be withheld.

    As the plane approached the capital in perfect conditions that Tuesday morning, it circled the Canberra Aerodrome and was then seen to be struggling, disappearing over a hill and crashing. Ten people were killed.

    Menzies saw the smoke from his Parliament House office and ordered his private secretary, Norman Tritton, to investigate, and Tritton was soon at the site.

    It has long been speculated that James Fairbairn, the minister for the air — a World War I flyer and noted aviator — pulled rank on his RAAF pilot so he could fly the plane from Melbourne. This would explain an otherwise unaccountable 10-minute delay as the plane idled after taxiing to the end of the Essendon Airport runway before taking off.

    In a casual conversation in 1990 between one time Howardera health minister Michael Wooldridge and then 85-year-old Sir Harold White, a former parliamentary librarian, White let slip what many had speculated about the events that took place 80 years ago on Thursday. Tritton told White that Fairbairn’s body had been strapped in the pilot’s seat.

    Fairbairn, 43, was killed along with army minister Geoffrey Street, 46, and Sir Henry Gullett, 62, minister in charge of scientific and industrial research. An election was due before the end of the year. Rather than hold by-elections in the seats held by the ministers killed, Menzies called an election for the following month.

    An independent, Arthur Coles, won Gullett’s seat of Henty and he would later vote to bring down the United Australia Party government. Labor’s John Curtin later became prime minister for the rest of the war years. The United Australia Party would morph into the Liberal Party of Australia in 1945 and Menzies was back as prime minister by the end of the decade.

    “Jo Gullett (Sir Henry’s son) was my wife’s uncle,” Mr Wooldridge said on Tuesday.

    “Jo was a repository of history. He had known every prime minister since Billy Hughes. They were all around his father’s dinner table, so he was a walking encyclopaedia of Australian political history.”

    Mr Wooldridge spent many hours talking to him about “the most wonderful stories”, not least of which how Jo was the first Liberal elected to parliament, in a 1946 by-election.

    Mr Wooldridge also came to know Rosemary Derham, whose father, Sir Brudenell Bingham White, in 1940 the chief of the general staff, was also killed in the crash. “She still had grief from losing her father. So I saw first-hand the impact it had on the families.”

    When, early in his career, Mr Wooldridge was part of the parliament’s library committee, he decided to speak to Sir Harold, the former librarian, to help familiarise himself with the institution. “He told me he had been in parliament the day Gullett senior had been killed,” Mr Wooldridge said.

    So why did Menzies seek to cover up his minister’s involvement? “It was war time and it was understandable. I don’t pass any judgment. The war wasn’t going well. The coroner and the royal commissioner (in 1940) were completely honest. They said ‘on the evidence before me this is the conclusion I come to’.”

    But, as we know now, not all the facts were before them.

    Oz print edition

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Shouldn’t laugh at Jacinda, Gez, but this is gold.

  164. Here he is!
    Good call, Prawn.
    I got moderately burned by the Dem primary debacle so stayed well away from that market.
    Yes, I’m looking at you MiniMike,Bernie,Cuomo! All bastards.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    What many here have written, including, and especially the likes of Makka, and Two stix, MV, and many others, have been read.
    You can guarantee it.
    It’s not just me.
    We’re all marked men and it’s too late to do anything about it now.
    And we were marked before this happened.
    You have nothing to lose.

    Well said.
    😀😀😀😀

  166. Struth

    You think it’s a joke, Frank?

  167. custard

    Yep 2.5 days a week works Gunner. I also had a shed load of unpaid commission to draw from too. I’ve asked Sinclair to send you my email address.

  168. Infidel Tiger King

    Thank God we know longer here about New Zealand eradicating the virus and the wonders of a woman who can breast feed and promote communism.

    Horse Faced Harpy has destroyed their economy for nuthin’.

  169. Cassie of Sydney

    ” I want to use it to go to the land of the free.”

    Given that there will be no overseas travel this year and given what might happen in November…it probably won’t be the land of the free by the time you get there.

  170. Cassie of Sydney

    “Sir Brudenell Bingham White”

    That’s what I call a name…straight out of Wodehouse.

  171. Leigh Lowe

    The convoy cost me ten grand, much of it handed to the government in fuel tax, then the lost work for the week as I was self employed.
    Probably 20 grand all up.

    Coulda bought some Big Websites for that.
    Up to seven.
    But the estimated cost.
    Are you saying there was $10k in direct cost.
    And the other $10k was the opportunity cost of work foregone?
    This second $10k.
    Does that include depreciation, insurance, rego?
    As Faulty would say, “I need to know.”

  172. lotocoti

    Stop that, pete. It’ll be a buyer’s market!
    Stavros will take my lowball offer 😃

    Be patient, the way things are heating up you might be able to knock a zero off the price.
    #notthechannel7chopper

  173. feelthebern

    LOL.
    Joe had to read off a script the reasons why Kamala was chosen for him.
    Twitter will delete those pictures no doubt.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3544914, posted on August 12, 2020 at 8:38 am

    You think it’s a joke, Frank?

    Sorry.
    😥😥😥😥
    Darned auto correct.

  175. Struth

    Considering a career change, Frank?

  176. Farmer Gez

    How brave our fearless leaders are with talk of victory and defeating the enemy.
    Honey Badger Virus don’t give a shit.

  177. Snoopy

    Black Americans with US slave family history must be beginning to wonder why.

  178. Snoopy

    Honey Badger Virus don’t give a shit.

    🤣

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Considering a career change, Frank?

    Nah.
    Trucking is too dull for me C.W.
    Just interested in how the cost structure works.
    But I have got to admit, $10k a week ($520 kpa) sounds attractive, even after deducting depreciation, tyres, maintenance, insurance and rego (if they weren’t counted in the first $10k).

  180. Maj

    Think this can’t happen here? Don’t be so naive!

    Delta Bans 100 Passengers for Refusal to Wear Masks

    Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told NBC’s Today that the company has already added 100 travelers to its “no fly list” over refusal to wear masks.

    Delta CEO Ed Bastian said it has already added 100 people to a “do not fly” list for their refusal to don appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Even those unable to wear a mask are out of luck, according to the new policy.

    “We implemented a new procedure this week because we’ve had some customers indicate that they have underlying condition that makes wearing a mask dangerous for them,” Bastian said during his appearance on Today. “We’ve told them that you may not want to fly, to reconsider whether air travel is the right form of transportation.”

    Bastian also described procedures put in place to keep their flights safer. Aside from booking to 60% capacity and blocking off all middle seats, Delta regularly sanitizes and uses electrostatic fogging to disinfect the interior.

    Despite all of the alterations and passenger anxieties, Bastian asserted that travel is pleasant. “The flight experience today is really positive,” he said. “I know there’s a lot of anxiety in the general public and even from road warriors who have been out flying for years. The first time back, there’s a level of angst that they need to almost be walked through the process.”

    In a statement provided to NPR, Delta said “medical research tells us that wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate,” and the company “remains committed to requiring customers and employees to wear a mask or face covering as a consistent layer of protection across all Delta touchpoints.”

    “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on,” Bastian said on Today. “If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t fly Delta into the future.”

  181. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Roger at 7:27 am:

    “Biden just picked a woman who said she believes his sexual harassment accusers to be his running mate.

    Plus Harris has baggage of her own and is seen as a divisive figure.

    Stellar pick, Joe!”

    I do believe the champ is going to win as impressively as Winx in the Sunshine Coast Guineas back when her winning streak started. From the moment the Democrats anointed – I forget – George Burns? Donald Trump was a sure thing. Whoever they chose from the mob of misfits around him, who look like Centrelinkers and shop looters, is incidental. It will be a lot of fun for Donald for the next 12 weeks, he’s earned that.

    Our Kamala is ever so fashionable – she pretends to be black but she’s half Indian (subcontinental, not a Dances with Wolves warrior) half Jamaican and I think she also lays claim to Irish, Cherokee, Hot Lips Houlihan, impoverished, rich, Florence Nightingale, 101st Airborne, honest Jussie Smollett’s auntie, never heard of lying Jussie and a few other sexy traits.

    Back when she was touting for the main prize her own father made clear what he thought of how she portrayed her heritage:

    “But when Sen. Harris sniggered on New York City radio program that, like the sky-high Honolulu stoner Obama, she had thoroughly enjoyed marijuana—and that, unlike Bill Clinton, she had inhaled—she explained her behaviour by saying, “Half my family’s from Jamaica! Are you kidding me?”

    Her father exploded.

    Donald Harris, 81, professor … at Stanford … offered this comment … :

    My dear departed grandmothers, as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”

    It gets better – Daddy said so:

    “… Harris is the descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica, according to her father’s lengthy ancestral summary of his side of the family.

    Donald Harris … revealed in 2018 that his grandmother was a descendant of Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in northern Jamaica.

    “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to … who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town),” …

    A research archive of Jamaican records indicate that at one point in 1817, Hamilton Brown owned scores of slaves. The majority were brought in from Africa, though he also owned many Creole slaves.”

  182. Struth

    We didn’t drive trucks because they’re big and shiny, LL.

  183. Old School Conservative

    Perhaps Australia’s most enduring political secret has been ­revealed: a senior government minister was piloting the Lockheed Hudson bomber that crashed in ­August 1940, killing three cabinet members and changing the course of our political history.

    The Oz coverage seems to be quite overblown.
    No new facts are outlined in the article.
    Many commentators explain how the story was extensively covered in 2013 by Andrew Tink.
    “Speculation” is cited as the original source of the story.
    A verbal comment is the definitive source for the evidence that Fairbairn’s body had been strapped in the pilot’s seat.

    Nup.
    The “exclusive” by Opinion Editor Alan Howe is a gee-up to sell papers on the 80th anniversary of the crash.
    IMHO.

  184. Anne

    … a woman who can breast feed and promote communism.

    Jacinda Adern is a man & a Rothschild.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    We didn’t drive trucks because they’re big and shiny, LL.

    I know, C.W.
    I know.
    But the $20k for a week.
    Sounds like a lot.
    $1 meg a year.
    What are the big ticket items there?

  186. Struth

    Nah.

    Trucking is too dull for me C.W.

    Assumptions, assumptions.
    As I said last night, you let your prejudices cloud your judgement.
    You miss out on so much!!

  187. Boambee John

    piloting the Lockheed Hudson bomber that crashed on Mount Stromlo in August 1940,

    The location of Mount Stromlo must have changed. The location of the crash was near the airport and Duntroon range, on the road to Queanbeyan!

  188. Farmer Gez

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3544918, posted on August 12, 2020 at 8:41 am
    “Sir Brudenell Bingham White”

    That’s what I call a name…straight out of Wodehouse.

    Nothing grand about Brudenell White.
    He was born and bred in the east Wimmera gold mining of St.Arnaud.
    He was the mastermind behind the “silent ruse” evacuation of Gallipoli. He used another St.Arnaud born officer to help in the practical planning.

  189. Infidel Tiger King

    Jacinda Adern is a man & a Rothschild.

    Ok. Scratch her from the mares and fillies races.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    The “exclusive” by Opinion Editor Alan Howe is a gee-up to sell papers on the 80th anniversary of the crash.

    No big deal OSC.
    Media outlets overuse “exclusive” all the time. It means only two or three others are running the story. Or no-one else is interested.
    They are also pretty loose with “Breaking News”. This means it happened in the last 36 hours.
    But I don’t think they sell too many papers off the back of the RAAF prang thing.

  191. notafan

    Knight got that cartoon wrong.

    Dan is the Grim Reaper.

    Its his government that infected 1700 plus elderly in 122 nursing homes.

  192. Boambee John

    “Sir Brudenell Bingham White”

    “Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White”, to complete the ensemble!

  193. Anne

    The Debates are going to be incredible.

    Trump vs Rainman and Kamala vs JFKJnr.

    What a time to be alive.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ex-ministers says top brass can’t duck war-crime allegations

    Exclusive
    Ben Packham
    FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT
    @bennpackham
    24 minutes ago August 12, 2020
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    Two former defence ministers say military leaders must be held to account if Australian special forces soldiers are found to have committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

    Joel Fitzgibbon, who held the job during the Rudd government, said if special forces operators were found in an upcoming ­report by the military watchdog to have broken the laws of war, “they’ll need to answer for it”.

    “But so too must those in leadership positions who allowed any bad culture to emerge from the fog of war,” the Labor frontbencher told The Australian.

    Mr Fitzgibbon said as defence minister he had “felt the frustrations” of special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, declaring “there were too many signs they were not being given the best chance to win”.

    His predecessor Brendan ­Nelson — John Howard’s last ­defence minister — said if war crimes were committed, “the guilty will be appropriately punished”. But if unlawful behaviour had occurred, Dr Nelson said: “We need to ask, ‘Where has the chain of command been?’”

    The former ministers spoke to The Australian ahead of a report, to be released within weeks, by NSW Supreme Court judge Paul Brereton on dozens of alleged war crimes by Australian forces in ­Afghanistan.

    The Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force report, which Defence Minister Linda Reynolds warned would be ­“uncomfortable” reading, is likely to lead to criminal prosecutions.

    Mr Fitzgibbon, who served as defence minister from December 2007 to June 2009, said he developed the highest regard for the Special Air Service and Commando regiments, and understood their discontent at many of the challenges they faced.

    “The release of prisoners they had risked their lives to capture is but one example,” he said. “They were understandably frustrated that while they had to fight within the confines of international law and their own rules of engagement, the enemy was not so constrained.

    “They saw billions of dollars being spent on sophisticated high-end air force and navy platforms but couldn’t always get close air support or a medevac when they needed them.

    “All of this was compounded by multiple deployment rotations which left them battle-weary and physiologically challenged.”

    The Australian revealed on Tuesday that Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell had commissioned an independent expert to examine cultural and leadership failings that contributed to the alleged murder of prisoners and civilians by Australian forces in Afghanistan.

    Dr Nelson, who was defence minister from January 2006 to December 2007, said the study, to be undertaken by historian and former Anglican bishop Tom Frame, was recognition “that perhaps there has been a failure to some extent, at least culturally, in the chain of command”.

  195. Farmer Gez

    General Pompey Elliot was also born up the road from St.Arnaud on a farm east of the town of Charlton.

  196. Old School Conservative

    Boambee John
    #3544938, posted on August 12, 2020 at 8:57 am
    piloting the Lockheed Hudson bomber that crashed on Mount Stromlo in August 1940,

    The location of Mount Stromlo must have changed. The location of the crash was near the airport and Duntroon range, on the road to Queanbeyan!

    Well spotted.
    It appears the writer of the article took some liberties with the facts.
    The on-line edition saw many commentators say exactly what you just wrote, and now the offending and incorrect location details have magically disappeared from the Oz.
    No apology, no mention of an error.
    Just disappeared.

  197. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3544937, posted on August 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Nah.

    Trucking is too dull for me C.W.

    Assumptions, assumptions.

    No, I think you told us that in your critique of “Outback Truckers”.
    That all the stuff on the show was tricked up for the cameras and normal trucking was pretty routine.

  198. Farmer Gez

    Sorry west of Charlton.

  199. Struth

    I’ll type this slowly for you, LL.
    That week I lost at least ten thousand going on the convoy, and at least ten thousand in pure straight up taxable profit.

    Seeing your brain can’t seem to cope with “outside the box concepts” let me explain some basic shit to.

    I got offered a job for that week, about a week before the convoy, to do an oversize to Perth.
    Big money.
    In transport some weeks you can make 20 grand if all is going well, and then the next three weeks you may lose it all.
    So maybe what I lost in not taking the work, because I was committed to the convoy, in being able to pick up more work from that customer in the future, etc etc was way MORE than a ten grand loss.
    It was just my luck a big paying job that evens out the bad weeks came up then.

    Go back to sleep.
    You’re obviously an employee.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    3 … 2 … 1.
    “Find a link where I said that!”

  201. Top Ender

    General George Armstrong Custer, frequent poster to the Cat, was born in New Rumley, Ohio, United States.

    That is all.

  202. notafan

    Oh reminded me that the marked men were predicting their own demises back a while.

    So brave to continue on fighting the good fight.

    Not sure who has them so marked.

    Must be the (((they))) again.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    That week I lost at least ten thousand going on the convoy, and at least ten thousand in pure straight up taxable profit.

    Wow!
    $520k a year taxable income.
    That’s pretty good.
    If you went to see a good shiny arse tax accountant, you should be able to pocket most of that, net.
    I am impressed!

  204. Struth

    No, I think you told us that in your critique of “Outback Truckers”.
    That all the stuff on the show was tricked up for the cameras and normal trucking was pretty routine.

    Yep, but when I’m sitting in the middle of nowhere, in the NT with a crackling fire at sunset, a coupla steaks on it, with wide loads that can’t be moved at night, with a beer in hand and good blokes around me, and I watch people trying to experience the same life by buying thousands of dollars worth of caravan and 4wd, and I get to travel the country and experience industries and people you’ll never know anything about, (as your ignorance here proves), it’s the best job in the world.
    I wouldn’t be you for quids, you sad fuck.

  205. Des Deskperson

    ‘Well spotted.
    It appears the writer of the article took some liberties with the facts.’

    The writer is former Liberal Minister Michael Wooldridge who claims to have ‘a long interest in the air crash’. It is odd that someone who also boasts close connections with the families of the dead should have made such a fundamental error.

    The crash site and the memorial is in a clearing the middle of a dense and scruffy pine forest. In the seventies and eighties it was the reputed site of drunken orgies. In 1971 a murder victim was dumped there.

  206. will

    ” I want to use it to go to the land of the free.”

    The USA operates in a thicket of laws even more dense than this country.

    The securities law, for instance, is 2600 pages long. There is no way you can avoid being in breach, and subject to government extortion.

    Same with every other area of life in the US, including asset confiscation.

  207. Farmer Gez

    One of the champion bush men under General White’s command at Gallipoli and another St.Arnaud local.

    Duggan, Bernard Oscar Charles (1887–1963)

    by Anne Beggs Sunter
    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP), 1981
    Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan (1887-1963), soldier and farmer, was born on 12 January 1887 at Sutherlands Plains, near St Arnaud, Victoria, son of John Duggan, farmer, and his wife Sarah Frances, née Olarenshaw, both native-born. He was educated at the Sutherland and Swanwater state schools and the St Arnaud School of Mines, then became a farmer. Developing an early interest in military affairs, he joined the Victorian Rangers (militia) as a private in 1907; he was commissioned second lieutenant in 1910 and promoted lieutenant three years later. By 1914 he was in charge of home defence training in the St Arnaud district; he was also a prominent sportsman, excelling at football and tennis, and a competent violinist, much in demand at social gatherings.
    In November 1914 Duggan was assigned to the Broadmeadows officers’ school and for a short time served as second-in-command of the infantry garrison at Queenscliff. In April 1915 he joined the Australian Imperial Force as a lieutenant in the 21st Battalion. Promoted captain on 1 May, he sailed from Melbourne a week later as officer commanding ‘D’ Company and, after a period of training in Egypt, reached Gallipoli on 7 September. He commanded parts of the defences at Courtney’s Post and Lone Pine and, during the evacuation, was in the rear party. An elaborate system of self-firing rifles had been devised along the trenches to prevent the Turks from suspecting an allied withdrawal and it was Duggan who in his area, late on 19 December, discovered that the fuses were wet with dew and in danger of not firing. He experimented with fuses of tow, which worked well, and the ghostly rifles continued to fire at random intervals until morning. He was one of the last to leave Anzac Cove.
    Duggan’s battalion was rested and reorganized in Egypt and in March 1916 he was promoted major and sent to France. He fought first on the Somme, at Pozières and Mouquet Farm, serving as second-in-command. From September 1916 to January 1917 he was in the Ypres, Flers and Gueudecourt sectors and several times was acting commander. On 31 January he was transferred to the 23rd Battalion as commanding officer but relinquished this appointment on 27 February when he was evacuated with trench fever. Promoted temporary lieutenant-colonel in June, he rejoined the 21st Battalion as commanding officer and served in the 3rd battle of Ypres late that year and at Warneton and Ploegsteert early in 1918. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in the 1918 New Year honours. From then until the Armistice he commanded the 21st in all its operations, except at Hamel when he was again evacuated with trench fever, serving in the capture of Ville-sur-Ancre, Frise, Mont St Quentin and Montbrehain. He won a Bar to his D.S.O. for exemplary zeal and energy at Montbrehain on 5 October; he and his shrunken battalion were then withdrawn from the line. In addition to his D.S.O. and Bar he was mentioned in dispatches three times during the war.
    Bernie Duggan returned to Australia on 10 May 1919, exactly four years after his departure. He received a rousing public welcome at St Arnaud where he was described by the men of his battalion as well liked and highly respected, an officer who had ‘won his laurels through stepping from shell hole to shell hole, and not in the security of a dug out’. On 17 November 1920 he married Annie Jackson, an army nurse, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, East St Kilda; they had no children. He was placed on the reserve of officers in 1921 and returned to the family farm at Sutherland. In World War II he acted as lieutenant-colonel in charge of the 2nd/23rd Training Battalion and as commander at the Ballarat training camp. In retirement he lived at Geelong and Ballarat where, survived by his wife, he died of a cerebral haemorrhage on 27 December 1963. He was buried in the Catholic section of St Arnaud cemetery.

  208. stackja

    White, Sir Cyril Brudenell (1876–1940)
    by Jeffrey Grey
    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12, (MUP), 1990

    While based at Gympie, he became friends with (Sir) Thomas Glasgow; through this connexion, and with the assistance of Captain C. B. Steele, White was provisionally commissioned on 7 October 1896 in the 2nd Queensland (Wide Bay and Burnett) Regiment. Transferring to the permanent forces, he was commissioned on 7 June 1899 in the Queensland Regiment of the Royal Australian Artillery, was stationed at Thursday Island in 1900-01 and continued to serve in the Australian Military Forces. On 18 February 1902 he embarked for service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse. The unit engaged in minor operations in the western Transvaal and Bechuanaland; hostilities ended in June and White wrote: ‘I would have liked to see a little fighting’. Sailing for Australia next month in the poorly equipped Drayton Grange, he went among a group of mutinous soldiers who threatened to ‘toss him in a blanket’ and placated them.

    n his new post he was responsible for developing strategic policy and administering the military system recently formulated by Legge and Lord Kitchener. White maintained and updated Bridges’s mobilization plans for home defence and supported the concept of a citizen force. Although pleased by the depth of Imperial sentiment among politicians, especially in the Labor Party, he was frustrated by the refusal of successive defence ministers to allow contingency planning for war between Britain and Germany. In 1912, however, (Sir) George Pearce approved talks with New Zealand representatives on common action to be taken were either country attacked. It was agreed that a jointly-manned division would be fielded. Instructed by Pearce to work in secrecy, White compiled specifications for raising, equipping, training and dispatching the Australian portion of such a force. In July 1914 he was made acting chief of the General Staff, pending Legge’s return from Britain. Next month, as a result of his earlier planning, White was able to endorse the government’s offer to the United Kingdom of a force of 20,000 men to proceed overseas at short notice in the event of war.

  209. Struth

    Notafan , don’t you think you’ve made enough of a fool of yourself these last few months, little miss “how many old people are you willing to kill to play gigs”
    But you keep going……………………….

    Hey, is it a lovely day down in Melbourne again?

  210. will

    Des Deskperson
    #3544960, posted on August 12, 2020 at 9:14 am
    The crash site and the memorial is in a clearing the middle of a dense and scruffy pine forest. In the seventies and eighties it was the reputed site of drunken orgies. In 1971 a murder victim was dumped there.

    I was told that the Cotter reserve was a popular raping spot.

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    General George Armstrong Custer, frequent poster to the Cat, was born in New Rumley, Ohio, United States.

    George Armstrong Custer – taught school before going on to West Point, where he graduated bottom of his class.

  212. stackja

    Joe has sniffed out a running mate.

  213. Maj

    The Debates are going to be incredible.

    Trump vs Rainman and Kamala vs JFKJnr.

    What a time to be alive.

    Imagine the meltdown on the Left if President Trump nominated Robert Kennedy Jr. to be his Secretary of Health!

  214. Eyrie

    Silly little personal spats plus Numbers, are wearing out my scroll wheel.

  215. mc

    must be something in the water there Farmer Gez, Albert Jacka came from nearby in Wedderburn

  216. rickw

    Thank God we know longer here about New Zealand eradicating the virus and the wonders of a woman who can breast feed and promote communism.

    Horse Faced Harpy has destroyed their economy for nuthin’.

    So poetic. Now I don’t have to put up with smarmy Kiwis on telecons say “just do hard lockdown”, l had been asking them what they would do when there were new cases.

    I guess now they’re gunna realise that horse faces plan wasn’t a plan, just a dumb idea that worked momentarily thanks to NZed’s isolation.

  217. Harris as VP means you can’t chip Biden as a commie. Kamala is a cop, which is fun because Trump/Pence are all crooks.

  218. Maj

    Silly little personal spats

    Yeah I’ve noticed there’s lots more talking about other users and less talking about topical topics.

    I have been wondering for a bit if anyone else had noticed this too.

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