Sutton death

Let’s begin with the obvious: a well-known side effect of Covid is death. So what are we to make of this: Careful, medicines can also be poisons?

Hydroxychloroquine has the well-known side effects of heart arrhythmias and the risk of blindness with prolonged use.

And to whom do we owe this useless bit of knowledge. No one seems to want to take full responsibility.

This opinion was written by Alastair Stewart, director of the ARC Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies, in collaboration with his University of Melbourne colleagues Phillip Reece, honorary senior fellow, department of pharmacology and therapeutics; David Story, deputy director, Centre for Integrated Critical Care; and Megan Munsie, deputy director, Centre for Stem Cell Systems.

So here is the first of the comments listed according to best liked:

IS HYDROXCHLOROQUINE EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING COVID ?

Listen to Dr. Harvey Risch Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale ……

‘’I conclude the evidence is overwhelming, there is no question that for the people who need to be treated and are treated early, it has a very substantial benefit in reducing risk of hospitalisation or mortality.

‘’And there’s been a massive disinformation campaign that stretches from government to the media that’s either suppressing this message or id countering it with a false message.

‘’I’m not an expert in the reasons why that’s happening other than just observing it. But I am an expert in the science, and I can tell you the science is all one-side sided. ‘’In fact the science is so one-sided in supporting this result that it’s stronger than anything else I’ve ever studied in my entire career.

‘’The evidence in favour of Hydroxychloroquine benefit in high risk patients treated early as out-patients is stronger than anything else I’ve ever studied. So scientifically there is no question whatsoever ever.’’

But what would this Professor know ?

Here’s his Education & Training;
PhD : University of Chicago (1980)
MD : University of California, San Diego (1976)
BS : California Institute of Technology (1972)
Postdoctoral Fellow : School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington

Suppose we just ask those elderly folks lying sick in hospital whether they would like to try the HCQ procedure.

Meanwhile it has occurred to me that too much focus has been put on the rank incompetence of Daniel Andrews. He is after all a man with limited intelligence and no expertise in virtually everything he legislates about. It is this cypher Brett Sutton. What expertise does he have in creating such massive damage to the people of Victoria? He needs to take more of the blame for the idiotic policies of Victoria. There are lots of considerations that go into making a policy and focusing only on the disease and ignoring everything else is idiocy on stilts.

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407 Responses to Sutton death

  1. notafan

    Yes it’s a plan by evil masterminds who are going to be very rich

    Next year

    Maybe

    At the end of January

    I know

    I read it on the internet

  2. OldOzzie

    notafan
    #3560247, posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:08 am
    I prefer my medical advise from my own doctor.

    Not a problem, sensible – the above Covid-19 prescribing was discussed and agreed with my GP for my situation

  3. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3560249, posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Sinc forgot to set auto new thread.

    Ya think?
    Or could it be something more sinister?
    .

    #blogwrecker
    #agentprovocateur

  4. incoherent rambler

    I prefer my medical advise from my own doctor.

    Metoo. And Dr.Stimpy, of course.

  5. ExIronCurtain

    Thanks, @Incoherent Rambler

    Like some other dictators, when things start to get tough Dan will announce the overnight execution of his recent advisors.
    A measure of Sutton’s idiocy is that he does not realize this.

    Sutton is clearly a medical cypher as the OP said, but just a useful idiot in thrall to Dictator Dan… and his 3rd Australian Reich which is meant to dispense with elections.

  6. notafan

    I don’t know it’s viable

    I don’t see a reputable trial outcome

    And I certainly don’t want to take drugs for an illness I don’t have

    Or I may have already had but not noticed.

  7. notafan

    I know I know LL

    All those things

    And some people scroll me

    Which makes my fingers itch to say provocative things

    Given carte blanche and all

    But I’ll resist the temptation

    It’s very hard.

  8. calli

    All in the name of social cohesion, apparently.

    It will organise itself into the usual socialist model.

    The prole class will work on the gardens and the overbearing, bullying class will a) reap the rewards and leave nothing for the worker, or if they feel like it b) trash the proles’ work. Because they can.

    The proles will get sick of it and give up. The place becomes a dystopian desert where no one dares go.

    Good fences make good neighbours. Why do these architects need to re-learn such a simple concept based on human nature?

  9. incoherent rambler

    Opinion polls (and the intelligentsia) say it is certain that Dan O’Dead will win the next election.

    So why bother with pesky, expensive elections?

  10. Makka

    And I certainly don’t want to take drugs for an illness I don’t have

    Of course and that was never implied.

  11. mem

    There are currently 1126 patients with active Covid 19 virus in aged care in Victoria.
    All patients in aged care are dying regardless of the virus.
    The rate of death in aged care of those with Covid 19 is therefore going to continue for months either caused by or with it in their systems
    Does Daniel Andrews intend to continue to lock up all Victorians when the deaths in aged care are the issue and not deaths in the broader community.
    The CMO must know this is the case.If he is not advising Daniel Andrews to stop the lock down then he is failing his duty of care to Victorians. Either that, or he is complicit in a massive political subterfuge aimed at destroying our economy and way of life.

  12. calli

    Stop that double spacing, forthwith!

    It’s threatening. And portentous. And I don’t like it. 😃

  13. pat

    more on Twiggy’s BGI:

    11 Jul: Guardian: The strange case of Australia’s 10m Covid-19 tests: how Andrew Forrest’s coup fell flat
    What seemed a good news story became complicated as details emerged about the $190m Covid-19 tests and the company that made them
    by Christopher Knaus
    The introduction of BGI tests brought in a new technology mid-pandemic, without any real sense of how it would fit into Australia’s existing laboratory structures.
    Experts warned the busiest pathology providers simply would not be able to use the devices.
    “Labs will have to ensure the kits work for them in their processes,” the virologist Ian Mackay told the Australian. “Using these tests will probably mean a change of any given lab’s current PCR tests from those which have already been set up or installed.”

    Most state and territory public pathology centres began to tell the Guardian they were not using the tests, with Victoria a notable exception…

    Huge quantities continued to roll in to the country.
    By July, Australia had received 4.8m of the 10m BGI tests. The volume of BGI tests alone – and there are many more testing types in use here – was more than double the total 2.2m tests conducted nationwide in the six months since the pandemic began.
    Another potentially serious problem soon emerged – the tests had a shelf life of six months…

    (Greg) Hunt’s office points to Victoria. The BGI tests are in use in the state as it deals with a series of breakouts, which have placed renewed demand on its testing supplies…

    ‘World’s largest police-run DNA database’
    Before the April announcement, BGI was relatively unknown to the Australian public, despite having a presence here through its paternity testing and gene sequencing businesses…

    But other activities have raised significant concerns.
    In mid-June, as Australia began to open up, a report landed that, on the face of it, had nothing to do with Covid-19 or Australia’s response.
    The Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a report on what it described as a “DNA dragnet” and the development of the “world’s largest police-run DNA database”…
    Several private companies were named as having involvement.
    One of those was a wholly-owned BGI subsidiary, Forensic Genomics International…

    In California, authorities were concerned enough about the company’s background that it decided to refuse its Covid-19 tests…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/11/strange-case-australia-10m-covid-19-tests-andrew-forrest-coup-fell-flat

  14. notafan

    Not only that Calli

    No privacy

    Cannot question who is at your back door day or night

    Where do residents get to hang out washing or feel comfortable having wander outside in dressing gown?

  15. calli

    I hope Sinclair is not cross with us.

    I hope Sinclair is okay.

    And not marched off to the Lockholes for disobeying Rules. Anything can and will happen in Victoria Wormtongue’s Shire.

  16. Makka

    The CMO must know this is the case.If he is not advising Daniel Andrews to stop the lock down then he is failing his duty of care to Victorians. Either that, or he is complicit in a massive political subterfuge aimed at destroying our economy and way of life

    The CMO’s career is set for life. A pathway to glory awaits him. The economy and peoples livelihoods do not even factor into his thinking. That’s Dan’s problem. The SOE effectively hands the sate to the CMO. Dan Xi-man only implements.

    So tell me, if you were the CMO, wouldn’t you be looking smug and smarmy every day this goes on?

  17. incoherent rambler

    or he is complicit in a massive political subterfuge aimed at destroying our economy and way of life

    Initially I leaned towards stupidity as the reason for the irrational behaviour.
    More and more, I am thinking that our Dear Leader and cohorts , Shirley, can’t be that stupid. Maybe something sinister is afoot.

  18. MemoryFault

    And I certainly don’t want to take drugs for an illness I don’t have
    Of course and that was never implied.

    You mean this drug?
    No, it won’t be “compulsory”. It can’t be. The Constitution precludes it.
    You just won’t be able to function in society without it.

  19. notafan

    Makka not by you but others seen to be talking about doing so.

  20. Barry

    Makka
    #3560235, posted on August 26, 2020 at 9:49 am
    I’m now wondering if the big drop in Vic cases has more to do with curtailing the use of BGI test kits than a real drop in virus spread. That yuuuuge drop in active cases we saw a week or so ago could just as easily been the result of massive retesting using good kits and finding fk all. But, must keep up the facade. Real careers are in danger.

    The entire July- August bump in cases and deaths can be explained by false positives as VicSick works through the stock of defective BGI tests.

  21. Roger

    Good fences make good neighbours. Why do these architects need to re-learn such a simple concept based on human nature?

    Because they reject received wisdom and regard human nature as malleable in the hands of the people who know best, calli. That’s Modernism, as Dover mentioned; but behind that there is, I believe, a hatred of human beings. When you consider some of the Modernist atrocities that adorn our city streets you can only conclude that whoever designed them has no regard for the individual human being over whom they tower in an oppressive mode.

  22. notafan

    Oh thanks MV we haven’t discussed covid19 vaccinations ever before and I’ve never had any kind of vaccination either

    Except when I have because I did my own personal risk benefit analysis .

    Scaremongering has always been your stock in trade.

  23. MemoryFault

    Maybe something sinister is afoot.

    If you had bothered to watch the video that had links to it posted four times yesterday, you would know exactly what is going on, and why, and who is responsible, and what they intend to accomplish.

  24. OldOzzie

    Ask Shorten: how Joe Biden could blow it

    Opinion polls say it’s Biden’s election to lose. But a key Democrat policy has an eerie similarity to Bill Shorten’s franking credits disaster.

    How Joe Biden could blow it and hand victory to Donald Trump

    Robert Gottliebsen

    With the November 3 US election just over two months away Joe Biden, the challenger, is in a similar position to Bill Shorten prior to the 2019 poll.

    Biden is well ahead in the opinion polls and is rated a near certainty by the bookmakers. Like 2019 in Australia, this is an election that is for the challenger to lose. But, as I will describe below, many on Wall Street believe they will decide the presidency.

    For Australia the US attitude to China vital. China is recovering rapidly from the virus and it seems that by 2028 China’s economy will be as large as the US in dollar terms. The candidates have similar China attitudes but Trump will be tougher on China, which wants a Biden victory.

    Back in May I was yarning with Christine Todd, the Boston based US fixed income head for Amundi Europe’s largest investment manager. At that time the bookmakers had Donald Trump as a hot favourite. But we knew COVID-19 was a big threat to Trump and we decided to talk again late August expecting that, if by September, the US economy was depressed by the infection rate then Trump might be in trouble.

    As it turns out, while the pandemic is still severe in the US, small businesses, which employees half the US workforce, is becoming increasingly optimistic and have started to hire. Indeed Todd says many are now reporting skills shortages. Indicators like retail sales and new and existing home sales have been strong. Large retailers are beating profit estimates and Wall Street is at record levels

    In the key area of managing the economy Trump ranks well ahead of Biden in the opinion polls.

    This leads many on Wall Street to believe that Trump can overcome his opinion poll deficit. He was behind by a similar amount at this stage of the 2016 presidential election. Moreover, 58 per cent of voters who support Biden do so because they dislike Trump rather than support Biden.

    Biden stumbles

    Trump needs a major Biden stumble. Todd says that the first area of Biden stumble danger is the infection rate itself. The Democrat organisers were horrified over the weekend when Biden committed what they believed was a gaff – vowing that if the infection rate rose sharply Biden would shut down the US economy. A lot of Biden small business supporters and their employees were horrified: they don’t want to go through another deep slump.

    Second, Biden is promising a green revolution and the model for that revolution is in California – the home of Biden’s vice president nomination, Kamala Harris.

    Like NSW, Victoria and South Australia, California invested heavily in renewables without sufficient back-up. So in the hot summer months the state is suffering blackouts.

    Many Americans fear that Biden will make the same mistake as California in his proposed green revolution.

    Thirdly, Biden is planning a big tax rises for corporations and richer Americans. At this stage Wall Street either or thinks Trump will win or believes that the technology revolution, the increased consumer spending and low interest rates will boost profits to nullify tax increases.

    Biden has a major capital investment program that is very much orientated towards American minorities and he proposes to minimise inequality by spending massive amounts of money.

    Many black and other American minority voters who have developed businesses and taken the first steps on the higher income ladder are horrified that they are being persecuted by the professional protesters. This is a Biden danger.

    Finally, again from California, there is a there is state legislation that effectively bans independent contracting and forces independent contractors into employee relationship instead of a contracting relationship.

    Biden and Harris plan extend the Californian bans on independent contracting throughout the US. Already Californian Courts have moved to use the legislation to force Uber to change the relationship with its drivers so they become employees. The matter is still before the courts but Uber threatening to pull out the highly lucrative California market. A great many Americans supplement their base income by using their cars via the Uber network. Those employed by large corporations tend to see the Californian legislation as a way of protecting lower income earners. But a vast number of Uber drivers are about to lose their income which has an eerie similarity to Bill Shorten’s franking credits disaster. The Californian IT industry is threatened.

    The election is being held against the backdrop of not only rising share prices but a transformation of the bond market. Back around June, corporate bond prices had slumped and the yields available were strong. But the low interest rates have sparked a resurgence in corporate bond buying which has lowered yields on most rated corporate bonds to around 2 per cent, which is fine for companies that are in good shape but dangerous when applied to suspect companies

    Picking a winner

    Now to the Wall Street belief that the stock market has a nearly perfect track record of predicting the winner in US presidential elections.

    According to Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial, the S & P 500 has indicated the winner 87 per cent of the time and every time since 1984.

    Detrick says when the S & P 500 index has been higher the three months before the election, the incumbent party usually won, while when stocks were lower, the incumbent party usually lost.

    No one expected Hillary Clinton to lose back in 2016 but the Dow had a 9-day losing streak directly ahead of the election, while copper – more of a President Trump infrastructure play – was up a record 14 days in a row, setting the stage for the change in party leadership in the White House. Trump needs the current strong market to continue and the optimism about treatment methods and a vaccine are key drivers – thats why Trump keeps talking about treatments and vaccines.

  25. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    You really have to question what pathology lies behind the misanthropy of modernist architects.

    Thou shalt not possess private property, or have any perceived right to privacy, or place any barriers in the way of others appropriating what you might (mistakenly) think is your property.

    Collectivism, in other words.

    No Arkytect (or town planner) will ever themselves have the misfortune to exist in such dystopian “communities”.

  26. Roger

    Not only that Calli

    No privacy

    Very handy in a dystopian state.

  27. notafan

    Great let’s swap one dear leader for another.

    No thanks

    Do as I said!!

    Watch the video!!

    It’s compulsory!!

  28. rickw

    Mystery seeds arrive at Australian addresses from Asia, prompting fears of biosecurity risk

    This has been occurring in the USA, check on YouTube. It is some sort of bizarre method of gaming online seller ratings.

  29. MemoryFault

    Scaremongering has always been your stock in trade.

    Nota, I didn’t say it would be introduced by the end of January, and I didn’t say it would be “as compulsory as we can make it”.

    Morrison did.
    Is he “scaremongering” too?

  30. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    behind that there is … a hatred of human beings

    Exactly. Unrepentant Misanthropy.

  31. notafan

    You know he walked that comment back.

    Keep spinning spiderman

  32. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3560277, posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Maybe something sinister is afoot.

    If you had bothered to watch the video that had links to it posted four times yesterday,

    Did you?
    Four times?
    I must have missed it.
    Can you link to it again please?

  33. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    You know he walked that comment back.

    In an entirely unconvincing manner. Just before his equally loathsome colleagues started bleating in unison about “bucketloads of mandatory”.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3560203, posted on August 26, 2020 at 9:24 am

    there is a superior product available to the vaccine, which doesn’t even exist yet apart from a lot of promises.

    There is a vaccine already. It was developed and patented by the same people who developed and patented the virus in the first place. The vaccine is due for release at the end of January.

    .

    MemoryFault

    #3560285, posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Scaremongering has always been your stock in trade.

    Nota, I didn’t say it would be introduced by the end of January

    Fish.
    In a barrel.
    Next …

  35. incoherent rambler

    Got it!

    Sinister AND stupid.

  36. MemoryFault

    You know he walked that comment back.

    Walked it back to what, Nota?
    The article confirms that he knows he can’t make it compulsory.
    Then he restates his intention to make it “as compulsory as we can”.
    Which is what he said in the first place.

  37. It's Remarkable

    It seems we are already having some aspects of mandatory vaccination emerge.
    I am in country NSW, and went to visit my elderly mother in a nursing home recently.
    Was asked for my ‘flu vaccine certificate’. When told I did not have one with me, was told I was unable to be admitted, and turned away. These are the ‘rules’ now, and that was that.
    A few points:
    They have thermometers that you must use and record your temperature on the sign-in sheet. My temp was only 36C.
    No flu-like symptoms.
    Come from another country area where there are zero COVID cases or flu or colds.
    There were several ‘residents’ outside, sitting in the gazebo, some smoking (cause that is the only place one can these days). Had my mother been out there we could have been with her there, with no worries (it seems).
    My mother is able to go ‘up the street’ once a week for things – no worries about vaccinations and certificates for the tonnes of people they might meet in the various shops and supermarkets.
    She is also able to be taken out of the home to visit family (for example for weekend lunch), where other family members can also attend – no worries about vaccination there.
    We are now being conditioned for the ‘no vaccine – no participate in society’ set-up.
    And soon it will be required to show proof of having had other vaccines or treatments as well, e.g. hepatitis, TB, measles I suspect.
    So I now know the meaning of mandatory: have the vaccine or you are excluded from participating in society. Just as well it will not be ‘compulsory’, eh PM?
    Any relationship between actual medical risk and these ”rules’ and restrictions vanished some time ago, if there ever was any.
    Once upon a time if one had the flu or a cold, we knew NOT to attend nursing homes, schools, workplaces etc, and stayed at home until better.
    Be very careful about mandates that are imposed ‘for you own good’. They often end up not.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    Faulty.
    The vaccine.
    January.
    Yes or no.

  39. Makka

    Can you link to it again please?

    Yesterday I linked the blueprint for the plague from the WHO website, published Sept last year. They war gamed it mid year 2019. You can smart arse it all you want but it’s all there laid out in detail on pdf with time frames for milestones, the lot. That’s what I call a very convenient coincidence.

    The pages 42/43 shows who are the GPMB (Global Preparedness Monitoring Board) at the WHO.(Fauci, Gates Foundation, China CDC, Wellcome Trust)

    https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_report/GPMB_annualreport_2019.pdf

  40. MemoryFault

    Nota, I didn’t say it would be introduced by the end of January

    You’re very good at misquoting, aren’t you Low Lowe.
    Here is what I actually wrote:

    Nota, I didn’t say it would be introduced by the end of January, and I didn’t say it would be “as compulsory as we can make it”. Morrison did.

    Or did you just “accidentally” leave off that last bit?

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    Words mean what I want them to mean.

    Liability Bob-esque.

  42. Top Ender

    Then again, imagine having to compete with the sunglasses collection:

    Elton John claims his ex-wife Renate Blaue only wants money as she reveals she tried to kill herself after he told her their marriage wasn’t working only three days into their St Tropez honeymoon, bombshell court documents revealed today.

    The German recording engineer, who was married to Sir Elton between 1984 and 1988, claimed she took an overdose of Valium tablets after he told her he wanted her to leave the honeymoon and go home.

    She was rushed to hospital to have her stomach pumped and claims that Sir Elton, who she had married less than six months earlier, did not even visit her during her stay before having her driven straight to the airport with her luggage from the hospital door.

    Link

  43. notafan

    And then the AMA came along and said we don’t think so.

    I’m not concerned.

    It’s just a distraction squirrel because MV doesn’t want us to talk about the so far successful campaign to get justice party and reason party to vote against SOE powers being extended in Victoria.

    There’s always a hidden agenda that only MV supersleuth has figured out because genius.

  44. Top Ender

    Not a bad recount, but doesn’t really say why you wouldn’t want the tank on the battlefield:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8663897/Historian-Nigel-Jones-recounts-humbling-colossus-tank.html

  45. MemoryFault

    You are very polished at demanding other people provide stuff for you, Low Lowe.
    But never forthcoming in extending the same to others.

    I ask again:
    Did you deliberately misquote what I wrote to Nota?
    Or was it just “an accident”?

    Or maybe you were just “merely trying to say . . .”
    You haven’t used that one for a while.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3560203, posted on August 26, 2020 at 9:24 am

    there is a superior product available to the vaccine, which doesn’t even exist yet apart from a lot of promises.

    There is a vaccine already. It was developed and patented by the same people who developed and patented the virus in the first place. The vaccine is due for release at the end of January. PM Morrison has already announced that we are buying it.

    The bold is your words.
    In full.
    Then we go forward an hour.

    MemoryFault

    #3560285, posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Scaremongering has always been your stock in trade.

    Nota, I didn’t say it would be introduced by the end of January, 

    Game.
    Set.
    Match.
    .
    Time for another deflective post about stuff … can’t say too much … big problem … Absinthe friends.

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    LL, 9.35:

    ‘Nick, KD, ITK.
    Check your email.’

    Listen – I don’t know what sort of rock show website you’re running, but that op-ed in 6 point Times New Roman font about bin Laden being an unwitting patsy for descendants of the Black Prince has random capital letters all through it.

    If you reverted to the Gothic font I asked you to it would retain that element of gravitas we need. For the form letters, at least.

  48. pat

    behind paywall – perhaps someone has access:

    Coronavirus: Health officials bar FOI request on Andrew Forrest’s China deal
    The Australian – Aug 18, 2020
    BGI Group were exempt from release, after a Freedom of Information request by … an urgent request from the government to help obtain the tests.

    6 Aug: Reuters: Special Report: COVID opens new doors for China’s gene giant
    by Kirsty Needham
    (Needham reported from Sydney; Additional reporting by Daniel Levine in San Francisco, Ivana Sekularac in Belgrade, Tova Cohen in Tel Aviv, Joel Schectman and David Brunnstrom in Washington, D.C., Cate Cadell in Beijing, Steve Stecklow in London, David Kirton in Shenzhen; Edited by Sara Ledwith)

    BGI Group, described in one 2015 study as “Goliath” in the fast-growing field of genomics research, is using an opening created by the pandemic to expand its footprint globally. In the past six months, it says it has sold 35 million rapid COVID-19 testing kits to 180 countries and built 58 labs in 18 countries. Some of the equipment has been donated by BGI’s philanthropic arm, promoted by China’s embassies in an extension of China’s virus diplomacy…

    As rapid COVID-19 tests are adopted globally, the researchers added, it will be important to study patients who don’t show symptoms. The study’s lead author didn’t respond to questions from Reuters…
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bgi-specialreport/special-report-covid-opens-new-doors-for-chinas-gene-giant-idUKKCN2511CE

  49. incoherent rambler

    In Viktoristan today:

    $5000 on the spot fines will be issued to anybody who dies without a permit the Premier Dan O’Dead has announced.
    “It is simple” the Premier said, “Just keep your death permit with your food stamps, travel and work permits and you won’t be fined.”

  50. Zatara

    Mystery seeds arrive at Australian addresses from Asia, prompting fears of biosecurity risk

    This has been occurring in the USA, check on YouTube. It is some sort of bizarre method of gaming online seller ratings.

    Last I checked it was illegal to import such things (especially seeds) to either Oz or the USA. So how are they getting through customs?

    And if they do get through why aren’t the agriculture authorities going ballistic about it?

  51. dover_beach

    Because they reject received wisdom and regard human nature as malleable in the hands of the people who know best, calli. That’s Modernism, as Dover mentioned; but behind that there is, I believe, a hatred of human beings. When you consider some of the Modernist atrocities that adorn our city streets you can only conclude that whoever designed them has no regard for the individual human being over whom they tower in an oppressive mode.

    The philosophy is the pathology. If you think about their ‘hatred of human beings’ isn’t that reflected in their present dissatisfaction with human beings; with their inheritence, social, physical, intellectual, and so on. Isn’t this also reflected in the contemporary fetish with ‘change’, i.e. change agents, etc? BTW, its not as if this pathology hasn’t been present in the West for a long time. It animated many since the early modern period, including liberals. Improvements of existing practices, and even new practices, are to be welcomed, and were, so long as they did in fact improve human flourishing, but what emerged, in tandem with was first a modest condescension to our ancestors, and then a visceral hatred of them, as barbaric, ignorant, unjust, mired in darkness, and so on, to such an extent that our history was interpreted in such a light.

  52. MatrixTransform

    He is described as medium height, face mask, blue gloves, face shield, sunglasses and a Collingwood beanie.

    Knuckles

  53. lotocoti

    Pony Girl’s chipper Yay Us! is pretty meaningless without knowing how many of the 20,856 tested yesterday actually have the ChiComLungRot.
    On the other hand, that big scary number does reinforce the Mother of all Queenslanders’ message that without Her, a sniffle would kill us all.
    Beware the moon.
    Keep to the road.
    Stay off the moors.

  54. JC

    Annie

    Check your smart phone and it will tell you where you are. Follow the directions for home from the phone. Don’t worry, happens to the best of us.

  55. Anne

    I was looking for a forum of some kind.

  56. OldOzzie

    Charles Hurt: In Latest Interview, Obama Proves He’s Either a Moron or a Liar

    For all his soaring rhetoric, former President Barack Obama really is nothing more than a typical, cheap Washington politician brimming with false promises. And Joe Biden is even worse. He is Barack Obama minus the pretty talk.

    Which is why Mr. Obama is working furiously now to paper over the nasty split inside the Democratic Party over picking Mr. Biden to be its nominee for president. For the second time in a row, the party poobahs pulled out all the stops to block Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont, from being their party’s standard-bearer in November.

  57. notafan

    Nope no forums here.

    Never have been

    Never will be

  58. OldOzzie

    Anne
    #3560314, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:03 am
    I was looking for a forum of some kind.

    Anne, Welcome to Outer Space – where we are all looking for the Black Hole

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    Matrix,

    People always miss the details. Black gloves, not blue. A bit taller than medium, the shades are the full wrap-around Mike Nolan speed dealer model and they missed the packet of durries jammed into the shoulder of the INXS T-shirt.

  60. Makka

    former President Barack Obama really is nothing more than a typical, cheap Washington politician

    It’s worse. He’s from Chicago.

  61. Eyrie

    Last I checked it was illegal to import such things (especially seeds) to either Oz or the USA. So how are they getting through customs?

    And if they do get through why aren’t the agriculture authorities going ballistic about it?

    Because the institutions of our society have become mere theater. They aren’t actually meant to do anything, just look like they are.

  62. MatrixTransform

    i was right about the beanie though

  63. MemoryFault

    Low Lowe,
    So you, Nota and now Knuckles are assuring everybody here that Morrison did NOT say he is going to introduce a vaccine at the end of January, and did NOT say he is going to make it “as compulsory as we can”?
    Twice?

    Does that sum it up?

  64. rickw

    Last I checked it was illegal to import such things (especially seeds) to either Oz or the USA. So how are they getting through customs?

    And if they do get through why aren’t the agriculture authorities going ballistic about it?

    It’s a bit of a strange area:

    1). The Chicoms are sending stuff to people who have previously brought from Chicom.
    2). The goods haven’t been requested / purchased, they’re just being sent.
    3). People over estimate the % of items that actually get any sort of screening.
    4). US Quarantine and AG authorities have been warning people about the issue. No idea about Aus Ag Authorities, probably asleep at the wheel on a real issue as usual.

  65. incoherent rambler

    Has God Emperor for life, Caesar Danielus pleasured us with today’s sermon?
    Alas, I fear I may have missed it.

  66. notafan

    Tiny packets of seeds wrapped in foil coming in amongst tens of thousands of mail items daily.

    How should they find them without holding up mail for days or weeks?

  67. OldOzzie

    Democrat Congressman Blames Gun Ownership on ‘Small Genitals’

    Over the weekend Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) suggested militia service is the litmus test for gun ownership and noted that “having small genitals is not sufficient reason to own a gun.”

    Casten’s comments were captured by his challenger, West Point Graduate Jeanne Ives (R).

    Ives posted video of Casten making the comments during a webinar:

  68. vlad

    Re Mrs Elton John, you pretty much can’t OD on Valium. It can put you to sleep for a weekend or so if you take a massive amount, but that seems to be the limit as far as clinical experience goes.

  69. OldOzzie

    Listening and watching to https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-national-convention-day-two-live-updates

    RNC knocking it out of the park

    Have 4 other feeds going on mute to boost RNC Stats

  70. mem

    Seems like the PM has had a word in the ear of Daniel Andrews. The media release about this gives Andrews an out in that he might have not clarified his extension of the State of Emergency message sufficiently. Expect more soon but I think the lock down will be pulled back. From my knowledge there has been huge push back and someone’s butt has been kicked pretty hard.
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/health/pm-concerned-about-victorias-state-of-emergency-extension/news-story/36935f94f6c70b3cd1d154ba501a8357

  71. OldOzzie

    Cissie Graham-Lynch was powerful.

    “The Biden-Harris vision for America leaves no room for people of faith. Whether you’re a baker, a florist, or a football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to God, or to Caesar.” —
    @CissieGLynch
    is powerful at the
    @GOPConvention
    #RNC2020

  72. incoherent rambler

    Seems like the PM has had a word in the ear of Daniel Andrews.

    Oh! It is most gracious of Caesar Danielus to grant the PM an audience.

  73. Rex Anger

    @ Top Ender-

    Not a bad recount, but doesn’t really say why you wouldn’t want the tank on the battlefield

    It’s almost as if people are shocked by the idea that soldiers die, comrade! Or worse, that yeir equipment is expensive! And most horrendous of all, early generation Armoured Fighting Vehicles were not as well-made, protected, lethal or ergonomic as they are today! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

    Disappointing shill piece, especially given that UK MOD and its cheerleaders are desperately trying to fairy-wave away the fact that all ther non-NATO neighbours are actually modernising their tank forces, not pissing them off. Same as or neighbours.

    I have had conversations with people who reckon on the received wisdom that tanks are dead in rhe age of the smart bomb, jet fighter and missile. As a frmer Armoured Corps soldier, I point them to Fallujah, Najaf, Mosul, Homs and Raqqa, and point out that tanks have come full circle over 100 years, back to doing what they do best.

    Intimate, protected direct-fire support to the infantry as they engage the enemy. There is nothing on, above, below or in the water mext to a batlefield that can do what a tank does, or do it as effectively, as a tank.

    Silly bugmen…

  74. Anne

    I wander back in after a year, the threads are 47 pages long and now forums are called something else.

    What’s going on?

    It’s very unsettling.

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    Fault,

    Aside from pointing out the Random Capitalisation of the Word vaccine in other people’s posts, I have yet to mention or offer comment on that subject.

    Had a bit to say on the other V word, but not vackseens.

    I don’t mind clearing up people’s thought processes and thus perceptions. Really.

  76. pat

    BGI seems to be mentioned in most news reports re surging cases around the world. interesting.

    also worth remembering the following, which MSM ignored – second link is easiest viewing:

    31 Jul: Gateway Pundit: Ontario, Canada Govt Medical Official Warns Against Mass Coronavirus Testing– ‘Will Not Actually Achieve Anything’, False Positives ‘Almost Half’ in Low COVID Areas (Video)
    By Kristinn Taylor
    As Ontario, Canada prepares to open schools for children in September, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe warned against mass testing for the COVID-19 China coronavirus, saying it takes resources from other needed areas and does not “actually achieve anything.” Dr. Yaffe also said that in areas with low incidences of COVID infection, the rate for false positive test results is “almost half.”…

    Yaffe: “You know, I think a lot of people think that testing is going to really solve the whole problem, and it isn’t. It’s one component of a response. If you test somebody today, uh, you only know if they’re infected today. And in fact if you’re testing in a population that doesn’t have very much COVID, you’ll get false positives almost half the time. That is the person actually doesn’t have COVID, they have something else, they may have nothing. Uh, so it will just complicate the picture.”…
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/ontario-canada-govt-medical-official-warns-mass-coronavirus-testing-will-not-actually-achieve-anything-false-positives-almost-half-low-covid-areas-video/

    Tweet: CTV News Canada
    Ontario Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe says mandatory COVID-19 testing for teachers “will just complicate the picture.”…
    VIDEO 1m46s
    31 Jul 2020
    https://twitter.com/CTVNews/status/1288907122818854913

    14 May: Global Times: Canada receives key COVID-19 testing equipment donation from China
    By Deng Xiaoci
    According to Chinese project contractor BGI Group, it will raise the Canadian facility’s daily testing throughput to 2,000 samples and support the urgent need for additional testing capacity in Ontario.
    The southern Chinese city’s donation to Canada is being made via the Shenzhen-based Mammoth Foundation, and as a founding member of the foundation, the Chinese genomics BGI Group will be in charge of installation, training and logistics support, BGI told the Global Times on Thursday…
    BGI also provides an emergency COVID-19 detection lab called Huo-Yan Laboratory, with P2 level biosafety protection and robots that can be quickly deployed around the world.
    The first Huo-Yan lab was built in Wuhan in February in one week, providing testing capability of up to 20,000 samples per day. Such labs have since been built in the United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Serbia and Australia.
    https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1188342.shtml

  77. Makka

    I don’t think so mem. It’s just more “look at me” from Scummo. He’s just making sure the focus on the Vic disaster stays on Dan and not him. Which is bs. Scummo is funding Dan’s wrecking crew activities. Until that changes, nothing changes.

  78. Anne

    Okay, more big fat red pills for the sleeping sheeple and more evidence, in my view, that the WhiteHats are in control.


    Antifa showing the public a visual representation of their political agenda. They put US flags on the guillotine prop and set all of it on fire outside the SE police building.

    https://twitter.com/mrandyngo/status/1297518236431351808?s=21

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Listen – I don’t know what sort of rock show website you’re running, but that op-ed in 6 point Times New Roman font about bin Laden being an unwitting patsy for descendants of the Black Prince has random capital letters all through it.

    Yeah, yeah, I know.
    I put all the settings in place.
    Then last night we had a Website breakdown.
    They took the flywheel off, disconnected the battery and replaced all the glow plugs.
    When they fired up again everything re-set to factory settings.
    Jeez.
    For $20 large I would expect a bit more.

  80. incoherent rambler

    Such labs have since been built in the United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Serbia and Australia.

    We are in such excellent company.

  81. OldOzzie

    Anne
    #3560340, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:21 am
    I wander back in after a year, the threads are 47 pages long and now forums are called something else.

    What’s going on?

    It’s very unsettling.

    abby johnson needs to name that abortion doctor that said “beem me up scottie”

    he can the GD poster child for the end of this insane murder.

    dont let this topic die. please. NAME THE DR that SAID “Beem me up Scottie” as he sucked a baby on the image screen moving away from the tube fighting for life.

    In the comments at the link

  82. MemoryFault

    What’s going on?

    Sinclair has other, more pressing matters on his plate right now, Anne.

  83. OldOzzie

    Oops – In the comments at the link – https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/08/25/night-2-rnc-convention-land-of-opportunity-800pm-livestream-feeds-and-links/

    Referring to

    9:17 PM: Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who became a pro-life advocate after witnessing an abortion of a 13-week unborn baby desperate to move away from the suction. She rips Margaret Sanger as a racist and eugenist who founded Planned Parenthood to eradicate minorities. She says Planned Parenthood clinics are strategically placed in minority communities. Johnson says she knows what abortion smells like and says Trump has done more for the unborn than any other president.

  84. incoherent rambler

    Scummo is funding Dan’s wrecking crew activities. Until that changes, nothing changes.

    I have to agree with that. Compulsory Scott is the primary problem.

  85. notafan

    No speaking for myself I’m saying twenty years ago someone or someones devised a simple yet cunning plan of world domination. Or getting really really rich. That bit’s not clear.

    The secret remained secret until October 2019 when John Hopkins in the USA foolishly advertised their cunning plan, unfortunately all the sheep were too dumb to notice.

    Then in ‘January ‘ China, which is in China unleashed the super secret genetically engineered virus that wasn’t that good at killing people in China and then smeared it all over the world where it killed lots of mostly frail elderly people.

    Then there was a rush to create a vaccine but the someones from twenty years ago were all ready waiting to pounce with the vaccine they’d prepared earlier.

    Unfortunately for them Smugley Proverite our intrepid hero and invincible internet sleuth uncovered their dastardly plot and revealed it to the ungrateful audience at catallaxy files.

    Some of them being part of the Plot from the very beginning , planted to convince the sheeple that Smugley pRoverite was just making it up as he went alone.

    But there is still hope , because again in ‘January ‘ the extra special vaccine of Scomo ( clearly a someone) will be forced on the Australian people.

    And various caTs and their big bags of Vaccine loot will mysteriously disappear.

    And Smugley will be pRovedrite

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah Anne.

    Competing websites are affecting his supply chain.

  87. pat

    Ross Garnaut among the flee-ers. lol:

    26 Aug: AFR: (scroll down) Hotel lockdown for Melbourne millionaires after exemption revoked
    Our colleagues at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald report that Melbourne millionaire Mark Simonds and his family face a two-week stay in hotel lockdown after the Queensland government revoked a quarantine exemption for their super-yacht Lady Pamela.

    Also today, Melbourne bureau chief Patrick Durkin reports on the CEOs, entrepreneurs and Rich Listers are fleeing Melbourne in record numbers.
    CEOs of major Melbourne-based companies such as Australia Post’s Christine Holgate and Transurban CEO Scott Charlton are working from Sydney where they live, despite long stints previously living and working in Melbourne.
    Other prominent Melburnians such as director Liz Proust and economist Ross Garnaut also fled to Queensland at the start of the pandemic.
    Many CEOs and business people fled to Victorian holiday houses early on, such as Medibank CEO Craig Drummond working from his house in Cape Schanck since February and Westpac director Peter Nash on the other side of the bay in Torquay…
    https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/spain-sends-in-military-to-battle-second-wave-20200825-p55pah

  88. incoherent rambler

    The woo floo is not the end game. It is just a sneaky way to collect DNA data so that a virus can be manufactured to wipe out the enemies of the CCP.

  89. MemoryFault

    cunning plan of world domination. Or getting really really rich.

    Both, Nota.
    And you would understand both how, and why, not to mention who, if you had watched the video posted yesterday, instead of immediately dissing it as “conspiracy theory” without even glancing at it.

    Enjoy your jab in January.

  90. Infidel Tiger King

    I have withdrawn my funding from this fallen website.

    Until Sinclair agrees to my terms, no more Open Forums.

    This thread closes at 6pm WST.

  91. OldOzzie

    ‘Progressive’ Poll: Biden Lead over Trump in Florida Barely Beyond Margin of Error

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump is barely beyond the margin of error, according to a poll released on Tuesday by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling. Biden has the support of 48 percent of voters compared to Trump’s 44 percent support, a four point margin that is only 0.2 percent outside of the survey’s 3.8 percent margin of error.

    Key findings of the PPP poll include:

  92. Anne

    Competing websites are affecting his supply chain.

    Do any of those have forums?

  93. MemoryFault

    Compulsory Scott is the primary problem.

    +100 Rambler.

    If there was any justice in the world, which apparently there isn’t, he would eventually be hanged for being a willing part of a monstrous crime against humanity.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3560350, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:29 am

    What’s going on?

    Sinclair has other, more pressing matters on his plate right now, Anne.

    Running an online looney bin?
    #dramaqueen.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3560359, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I have withdrawn my funding from this fallen website.

    Uuhhh.
    Gurgle.
    Call an ambulance!

  96. Leigh Lowe

    I have documentation showing that the CFA were planning for a Big Fire in June 2019.
    In fact, they’ve been doing this every year since 1950.
    Then, suddenly, in January 2020, a Big Fire breaks out.
    Join the dots, sheeple.

  97. Anne

    OldOzzie, I believe the overturning of Rowe v Wade will be an urgent priority in the Trump second term.

    The mass sacrifice of children to [their] god, Moloch, will be ended worldwide for all time.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3560341, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Fault,

    Aside from pointing out the Random Capitalisation of the Word vaccine in other people’s posts, I have yet to mention or offer comment on that subject.

    Come on.
    You got the email though, right?

  99. OldOzzie

    Forget 12 Months

    Victoria may still need rules in 12 months: Andrews

    Victoria could still be living under a cloud of the coronavirus pandemic beyond the next 12 months, the Victorian Premier has warned, as he pushes his plan to extend the state’s emergency powers.

    Quizzed on why he was seeking to change legislation to extend the state of emergency for a year, he told reporters on Tuesday:“I couldn’t rule out that at the end of 12 months you wouldn’t still need some rules”.

    “That’s not designed to frighten people; that’s just a statement of fact,” he said.

    “There will be some rules in place, and hopefully they’re very light touch, [applying to] big big crowds, you know thousands of people. Things along those lines.”

    Mr Andrews said there was no guarantee of a vaccine next year and the government needed to have the legal authority to ensure that those infected with COVID-19 isolated at home.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    There’s stuff happening.
    Big Stuff.
    Sinc is too busy to deal with queries right now.
    The inner circle are fully briefed though.
    We’re doing our best.
    Only have time for 2 or 3 cryptic drama queen posts an hour.

  101. MemoryFault

    OldOzzie, I believe the overturning of Rowe v Wade will be an urgent priority in the Trump second term.

    Anne,
    Trump has already announced his priority for his second term. He’s starting it in January.
    It’s the same as Morrison’s plans for January.

  102. OldOzzie

    Bureaucrat in quarantine video to give evidence

    The top Victorian bureaucrat who featured in a video celebrating the success of hotel quarantine will give evidence at the inquiry into the bungled scheme.

    Global Victoria chief executive officer Gonul Serbest will give evidence on Thursday as well as Claire Febey and Katrina Currie from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

    In the video, Ms Serbest as well as bureaucrats from various government agencies congratulate themselves on getting the program up and running.

    “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,” she said.

    “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.”

    Friday’s hearings will focus on the role and perspective of the hotels involved in the quarantine scheme.

  103. Makka

    Only have time for 2 or 3 cryptic drama queen posts an hour.

    Bullshit. You’re doing at least 30 posts an hour.

  104. dover_beach

    https://twitter.com/GrayConnolly/status/1298190707031646208?s=19
    The situation in some US cities is out of control and the media and the Dems are driving this lawlessness for political purposes. Unbelievable.

  105. Top Ender

    It is time, Rex Anger, to unleash your pen, and start putting out a few articles on armour and suchlike.

    Written for the masses, who need educating as to what they should vote for.

  106. OldOzzie

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 takes you flying to a new level

    Geoff Quattromani

    It’s Saturday evening, I have my Qantas pyjamas on, a glass of wine and some snacks. I check the flight map, look through the side window and we’re coasting over New York City. The message comes through, we’re clear for landing and that means I’ve got some work to do. This is what flying from home looks like thanks to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

    Thousands of Australians had international travel plans cancelled or disrupted in 2020. Most of us won’t fly this year at all and perhaps not till much later in 2021. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, there is something special about boarding an aircraft, venturing 30,000 feet above the ground and seeing the world shrink beneath you. For those of us having withdrawals, this is the “working from home” alternative to air travel.

    The first Microsoft Flight Simulator was in 1982 and it has certainly come a long way over the years. The game lets you fly all forms of aircraft anywhere on planet Earth. Today, the game has up to 30 aircraft from single engine piston aircraft, Cessna Citation private jets to airliners such as the famous Boeing 747-8 and new Dreamliner 787.

    The detail put into creating a real life example of these aircraft inside the cockpit and the external design are meticulous to the finest details.

    Taking any of the aircraft off the runway and into the skies is not as simple as your favourite arcade experience at TimeZone. It requires patience, in-game training and perseverance. In my experience, the more you commit to doing the training exercises, the more enjoyment you will have and the closer you will get to seeing what Microsoft Flight Simulator has to offer.

    Pilots can select their departure and arrival locations through a search box, however knowing your airport codes will ensure you select the correct destinations – there’s every airport known to mankind in this simulator. There’s a large difference between the main airport in Queenstown, New Zealand and the grass airstrip in Queenstown, New Zealand, and when you launch an Airbus A320, you’ll be hoping for the former.

    There are amazing things to try. You can re-enact memorable flights you’ve taken or fly over locations where special moments were had. Flying with my wife beside me, we flew over Paris and pinpointed the spot in the park where I proposed many years ago. We flew over Malta and waved at the house my grandmother lives in.

    With multiple camera angles to choose from outside of the cockpit, you’ll be taking screenshots and creating your own flight photo album. The level of detail in Microsoft Flight Simulator lets you recognise locations, buildings and landmarks from all over the world. You just need to fly there.

    Microsoft Flight Simulator uses aircraft, airport location and earth mapping data and takes things one step further. If you’re flying out of Sydney Airport (YSSY), you’ll be presented with the current weather and time zone experience. If it is evening and raining in Sydney at the time, that’s what you’ll be flying in. While this can be manually changed to suit whatever time and conditions you like, it reflects the amount of data and effort this simulator uses to produce not just a realistic flight experience, but one that matches the current situation.

    You can change the degree of difficulty in this simulator. You can remove computer assistance and you can enable or disable faults, damage and particular controls. Those who are keen to enhance the experience further can invest in a long list of accessories such as a Flight Yoke System, instrument panel, throttle quadrant, rudder pedals and more. You can fly using a keyboard and mouse, but these accessories let you truly apply smooth throttle and steering and change the experience.

    With up to 30 aircraft available to fly, there is a good variety of options, more than on offer in previous versions of the simulator. I would have loved to see an Airbus A380 in the game as well as airline liveries. Those who are staunch Singapore Airlines or Qantas flyers for example, could fly with their external design. Perhaps this will come as a future feature pack.

    With all that Microsoft Flight Simulator is capable of, you will need a powerful and capable computer to handle the incredible graphics and amounts of data. This game will not operate well on your corporate laptop.

    I brought a Dell XPS desktop gaming computer into the living room to be the brains of our aircraft and this was a wise investment. With the latest Intel 10th Gen processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics, I had the power to exceed the game requirements. I could run graphics at the high setting and not miss the detail offered in the simulator. You’ll also need a spare 200GB to get started.

    I’d also recommend a large monitor that can run at ultra high-definition resolution. I used a 65-inch 4K TV and noise cancelling headphones to hear air traffic commands.

    With my night of flying over, all that is left is a small plate of snacks from the airport lounge aka the kitchen, some comfortable clothing and some destinations in mind. As a pandemic keeps us on the ground in Australia, Microsoft Flight Simulator reminds us of the beautiful world outside our window and takes us there.

    Geoff Quattromani is a tech commentator across radio, print, online and television. Check out his podcast “Technology Uncorked” for new information each week.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    Makka

    #3560383, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Only have time for 2 or 3 cryptic drama queen posts an hour.

    Bullshit. You’re doing at least 30 posts an hour.

    But only a couple of cryptic drama queen posts though.

  108. Anne

    Anne,
    Trump has already announced his priority for his second term. He’s starting it in January.
    It’s the same as Morrison’s plans for January.

    Really Vault? I hadn’t heard that.

    Has Morrison said he’s going to ban abortion, seriously? That’s amazing!

    Morrison is totally on leash and probably Gitmo-bound in the near future. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  109. MatrixTransform

    Maximum Leader not only thinks the State has pockets but that it also creates jobs.

    stamp duty must be down
    payroll tax … lol
    gonna repair the Vik economy using excise tax? (+ fines)
    the rest of Aus keep spending.
    in Vik Maximum Dan needs your gst portion

    punters are about to get the the socialism that they’ve been gagging for.
    good ‘n hard

  110. MemoryFault

    Has Morrison said he’s going to ban abortion

    No, Anne.
    Both Morrison and Trump have announced they will introduce a vaccine for Covid in January.

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mater
    #3559917, posted on August 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm
    Ok Lizzie, stand aside. My go

    And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    By Mater

    Post by Mater in Open Forum, which is now closed?

    Just wanted to say well done, Mater. Well worth a look, for those who missed it. I bet Struth could sing it well for us. Be nice to have a get together and singalong plus poetry reading. No hope of that though.
    There’s a lot of material to usefully rework the old poems and songs for current times. Morale-boosters.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    MemoryFault

    #3560350, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:29 am

    What’s going on?

    Sinclair has other, more pressing matters on his plate right now, Anne.

    Correspondence from the Clerk of the High Court?

  113. Anne

    Anne, Welcome to Outer Space – where we are all looking for the Black Hole

    I don’t like to be crude, OldOzzie, but the first thing that popped into my head when I read this was a google earth image of Guantanamo Bay that I saw on twitter this morning.

    Looks like Michelle Obama, #BigMike to his friends.

    https://twitter.com/isspatriot/status/1298014305992941568?s=21

  114. Mater

    Thanks Lizzie.
    I’ve since put a bit more polish on it.
    I’d be interested in seeing Struth put it to music.

  115. Anne

    Correspondence from the Clerk of the High Court?

    Do Australian Courts have the gold fringed Admiralty Law flags behind the fence/gate barrier thing?

  116. vlad

    Are you against all vaccines, MV, or just this one?

  117. MatrixTransform

    Breaking News:

    Country Road has been awarded the contract for the design and manufacture of the new WorkSafenGrupen uniforms

  118. MatrixTransform

    can you repost ze new improved version Mater?

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Do Australian Courts have the gold fringed Admiralty Law flags behind the fence/gate barrier thing?

    Not yet.
    They are shifting over to full Admiralty Law on 1st September.
    8th October at the latest.

  120. OldOzzie

    Qld state election: CFMEU quits Labor left faction, calling Jackie Trad a dud

    Sarah Elks
    Queensland Political Reporter

    The CFMEU has spectacularly quit the dominant left faction of Queensland Labor – just two months before the state election – labelling high profile left MP and former Deputy Premier Jackie Trad a “dud”.

    CFMEU construction division state secretary Michael Ravbar said the left had lost touch with its core working class values and was a “creche for party hacks”.

    “The left factional leadership has consistently devoted far more energy to internal intrigues and power plays than to driving a policy platform that reflects both socially and economically progressive values,” Mr Ravbar said in a statement.

    “In the process, the faction has become little more than a protection racket for dud members such as Jackie Trad, who as former Deputy Premier bears much of the blame for the failure to look after workers’ interests even on major public projects such as Cross River Rail.”

    Mr Ravbar said while the union would remain affiliated with the ALP, it would be a “more potent force free of any formal factional links”. He said both the construction and the mining divisions of the union were backing the move.

    The CFMEU construction division has had a long running stoush with the government over the Cross River Rail project, and the mining division has publicly called for the government to approve the next stage of the New Acland coal mine in south-east Queensland.

    Mining division president Steve Smyth told The Australian recently that the division would not donate to Labor but would support pro-mining candidates, over the New Acland situation.

    CFMEU mining division president Stephen Smyth told The Australian on Wednesday morning that his division of the union was in full support of the decision to quit the faction. Mr Smyth said the decision would let the CFMEU have more power to influence policy decisions on the floor of state conference, and would weaken the left’s influence.

    He said blue collar workers and families in the regions felt abandoned by the left faction.

    “We are 100 per cent united as a union on this. The left has forgotten blue collar workers in the regions. It has been infiltrated by minority groups, like LEAN (the Labor Environment Action Network), and we have to fight to justify our industry’s existence.”

    “This government has been dominated by left faction people who can stop or stall projects in regional Queensland.”

    “We also believe that in the cities, workers need to be supported – the Cross River Rail is an example of the way blue-collar workers have been thrown to the side.”

  121. caveman

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 takes you flying to a new level

    They not that up to date , I didn’t see anywhere in that article about plane groundings. …..And masks.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    caveman

    #3560407, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 takes you flying to a new level

    I read that article.
    To get the best out of the update it seems I need to sneak a lot of bulky and expensive hardware into the house …

  123. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3560402, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Are you against all vaccines, MV, or just this one?

    All of them.
    He thinks they caused his autism.

  124. Bob in Castlemaine

    Taking too many caffeine tablets can have fatal side effects but to my knowledge neither Daniel Andrews nor TGA has banned it, and no doctor’s prescription is required in order to purchase the drug.
    Drinking too much dihydrogen monoxide can cause seizures, brain damage and ultimately death, but I don’t know of any moves to ban it.

  125. MemoryFault

    Are you against all vaccines, MV, or just this one?

    Not that simple to answer, Vlad.
    I am definitely against the Covid vaccine, as it is being used as an instrument of power, not as a cure for anything. Most of the others I had no qualms about, until a few years ago when manufacturers started cutting costs to maximise profits. Worst example of this was the introduction of adjuvants in many vaccines, with questionable results.

  126. Fisky

    Game over for China shills. Joe Biden’s campaign officially designates XJ policies as “genocide“.

    “The unspeakable oppression that Uighurs and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of China’s authoritarian government is genocide and Joe Biden stands against it in the strongest terms,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in an statement. “If the Trump administration does indeed choose to call this out for what it is, as Joe Biden already did, the pressing question is what will Donald Trump do to take action. He must also apologize for condoning this horrifying treatment of Uighurs.”

    Not easy to justify continuing trade with a regime that you’ve accused of genocide.

  127. OldOzzie

    Leigh Lowe
    #3560409, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:31 pm
    caveman

    #3560407, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 takes you flying to a new level

    I read that article.
    To get the best out of the update it seems I need to sneak a lot of bulky and expensive hardware into the house …

    LL not necessarily true

    I will be going with

    THE NEW XBOX SERIES X FASTEST. MOST POWERFUL.

    when it is released and will aim to buy it with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 loaded

    From JB HiFi

    12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance: twice that of an Xbox One X. results in higher framerates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming.

    Variable Rate Shading (VRS): This patented form of VRS results in more stable frame rates and higher resolution, with no impact on the final image quality.

    Hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing: a first for console gaming. This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real time as you explore the game world.

  128. Entropy

    Mr Ravbar said while the union would remain affiliated with the ALP, it would be a “more potent force free of any formal factional links”.

    In other words, become their own ALP faction.

  129. MemoryFault

    Drinking too much dihydrogen monoxide can cause seizures . . .

    Does terrible things to the brain as well, Bob.
    It is a known fact that all terrorists use it regularly.
    And pirates. And politicians.

  130. Mater

    can you repost ze new improved version Mater?

    Ja. Ich kann.

    The Band Play Waltzing Matilda

    Now when I was a young man, I carried me pack
    And I lived the free life of the rover
    From the Murray’s green basin to the dusty outback
    Well, I waltzed my Matilda all over

    Then in 2020, my country said “son
    There’s a spreading of sniffles, fuck all your fun
    So they gave me lecture, and told me it’s done
    And they locked me away indoors

    And the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As the socialists looked on with their glees
    And amidst mostly cheers, the fear-mongering and tears
    Australia took to it’s knees

    And how well I remember that terrible time
    How a mother was fined with her daughter
    Apparently driving around in a car
    Was equivalent to committing manslaughter

    Johnny Copper was waiting, he’d primed himself well
    He shattered our windows, and fined us to hell
    And in five minutes flat, I was thrown in a cell
    Nearly couldn’t recognise Australia

    But the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As Dan cemented his reign
    He closed all the shops, and destroyed peoples lives
    Then said that he felt all their pain

    And those that were left, well we tried to survive
    In that mad world of rules, laws and ire
    And for six fucking months, I kept myself alive
    Though it was as painful as pissing barbed wire

    Then a big revelation knocked me arse over head
    My fellow Australians had mostly gone red
    And when I woke up in my prison cell bed
    I realised there was worse things than dyin’

    For I’ll go no more waltzing Matilda
    All around the green bush far and free
    To go interstate, a man gambles his fate
    No more waltzing Matilda for me

    So they shamed the resisters, the reluctant, the stunned
    And they painted them all as a killer
    The jobless, the patriots, the informed, the shunned
    Those once proud citizens of Australia

    And as individuals awoke to the overblown scare
    They realised their freedom was no longer there
    And those who might help, they’d aided to ensnare
    No help, no mercy, no pity

    But the band played Waltzing Matilda
    As the country slowly circled the drain
    The idiots cheered, but the rest stood and stared
    Our grandchildren will still feel the pain

    And so now every March, on orders to stand
    I watch the parade pass my station
    And I see the red flags, complete with five stars
    As they celebrate the defeat of our nation

    And the old men march slowly, chained hand, foot and core
    They’re vanquished old men from a barely fought war
    And the young people ask, “what are they marching for?”
    They dared to resist is the answer

    But the band plays Waltzing Matilda
    And the old men are trucked in for display
    But as year follows year, more old men disappear
    And like their country, they’ll soon fade away

    Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
    Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
    And their ghosts may be heard
    They say, ‘Dan is a Turd’
    Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

  131. Infidel Tiger King

    Game over for China shills. Joe Biden’s campaign officially designates XJ policies as “genocide“.

    They are lying.

    That’s the Dems attempting to tank the market to hurt Trump.

    Hunter Biden is still on the CCP payroll.

  132. OldOzzie

    Xbox Series X pros and cons

    Details review

    Microsoft’s premium next-generation console is the Xbox Series X. It is expected to be released in late November 2020 and will go up against Sony’s PlayStation 5. It will be the most powerful console ever released. Other defining features include streaming games service xCloud, Games Pass, price flexibility and a new Halo game at launch.

    Pros

    Sleek, modern design
    Plenty of raw power
    New Halo, Forza Motorsport and Hellblade games
    Existing Xbox One peripherals are compatible
    Robust backwards compatibility, with Smart Delivery
    Xbox All Access provides play now, pay later solution
    4K Blu-ray drive
    8K ready and capable of 4K at 120 frames per second
    Innovative xCloud game steaming service and Games Pass
    Large collection of first-party developers working on exclusive games
    Expected to be the cheaper console

    Cons

    Could be reliant on fast broadband to maximise functionality
    No significant redesign of controller or user-interface
    Less blockbuster brand exclusives in the pipeline
    Square design isn’t for everyone
    No virtual reality support
    Has lost Mixer streaming feature
    Key “exclusives” also available on PC
    Halo Infinite delayed into 2021

  133. incoherent rambler

    Mater – that is excellent work.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Ozzie.
    Unfortunately the X-box can’t be passed off as “work compuda”.

  135. Franx

    Think only of the gaze passing between between infant and parent – they find every nuance of each other’s face endlessly fascinating. The face teaches love.

    There can be nothing insignificant about compulsory face coverings, and it is no mere ‘chickenfeed’ level of authority that is implicit in the face-covering dictates.

    Which is not to deny that the face-covering dictate has its correlates of oppression. Yet these correlates do not cancel each other.

    Essentially, compulsory masks deny that aspect of our humanity, the face, that thing of beauty which enables us to truly understand, have sympathy, love.

    (Try smiling at a masked passer-by on a footpath. Ah, best ignore; look away)

  136. Leigh Lowe

    I see lots of complaints about AMP Wealth chaps harassing sheilas at work.
    I wouldn’t mind if they were half decent at their jobs.

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Got a longer response from one LDP MLC.
    All in opposition to Dan Xi-Man (as one might expect).
    Got another from the inner west “independent” Catherine Cumming … “your call is important to us … we will always take into account communidy concerns … yada, yada”.

  138. dover_beach

    Hunter Biden is still on the CCP payroll.

    Is there a payroll he is not on?

  139. incoherent rambler

    The blog god has created a new open thread.

  140. Anne

    Has Morrison said he’s going to ban abortion

    No, Anne.
    Both Morrison and Trump have announced they will introduce a vaccine for Covid in January.

    Oh dear, well I will be impolitely refusing that, in the street, with screeching and flailing arms. 📱📹🎞🖥

    There will be a very big event between now and January. An event that will not be allowed to go awry. We didn’t come this far to let the monsters come back and win the game.

    Seriously, I think that all the over the top fascist feints we’re seeing is designed to wake people up to the totalitarian instincts that Governments have. That’s what’s happening.

    Maybe someone like Dan Andrews is still taking orders from the Cabal but I think Morrison is WhiteHat controlled and is following a script.

    If you’d been following Q, which sadly nobody here except Gunner has, you’d know the Alliance has already won. All the big players, the Royals, Pope/Cardinals, Bildegergers & Hollywood have all been put down.

    What we’re watching is a movie designed to gently wake up the masses lest they freak out and spook the herd.

    Enjoy the show. 😜🍿🍿🍿

  141. Anne

    The blog god has created a new open thread.

    Oh, well that’s just great.

    The most important speech I’ve ever given and everybody leaves the room.

  142. Rex Anger

    It is time, Rex Anger, to unleash your pen, and start putting out a few articles on armour and suchlike.

    Written for the masses, who need educating as to what they should vote for.

    A terrifying (-ly attractive) thought, TE.

    I shall have to set my mind to it. And dust off my beret again…

  143. Rex Anger

    @ Anne-

    I heard it…

  144. dover_beach

    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1298401143886712834
    The interesting thing with this, beyond the sheer cowardice involved and the brazeness involved (he obviously thinks there are no consequences, is that he fails to land anything with any great force.

  145. Kneel

    “Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump is barely beyond the margin of error…”

    Watch NY state – the margin there is 5-8% to Harris/Biden. It hasn’t been that close in that state for years. If Trump loses NY by less than 10%, or even wins it (unlikely), the Dems will be getting rid of the radical left Bernie-Bro’s like AOC & co so fast, even the Yellow Stream Media won’t be able to keep up.

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