Open Forum: September 26, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3600317, posted on September 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    My suggestion is 500 stickers.

    I will pony up for some of those stickers

    I’ve already spent a considerable amount of my own money on stickers and posters.
    As a man of moderate means, any help would be gratefully accepted.
    .
    Oh?
    Been done?

  2. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Jacinda Ardern sped up the policy after she read letters from worried children

    dear jacie my brother shoved a cotton bud up my … nose, please ban them

  3. Tim Neilson

    Jacinda Ardern sped up the policy after she read letters from worried children

    Words fail.

  4. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    just bump this over the page

    dictator dan should get life – they went after private and public companies, now lets watch the government hypocrisy unfold as dictator dan is bitten on the ass by his own laws

    Penalties
    If convicted of workplace manslaughter, the following penalties apply (as at 1 July 2020):

    a maximum of 25 years imprisonment for individuals; and
    a maximum fine of $16.5 million for body corporates.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyone else having trouble accessing Zerohedge today?

    No.

    Highly-Educated Americans Are By Far The Most Closed-Minded; Gallup (ZH, 27 Sep)

    Invincibly ignorant lefties, but so sure of their superiority that nothing can penetrate the tofu in their skulls.

  6. mh

    Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱
    @OzraeliAvi
    ·
    3m
    Police filming protesters in St Kilda on Saturday.

    They were collecting ‘evidence’ of Victorians breaching COVID restrictions.

    Notice their non-compliance masks.

    Coronavirus obviously knows not to target Victoria Police.

    Source: Melbourne Detective YT

    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1310496693146677248?s=20

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    remember evil is banal

    liberty quote

    Yeah. Daniel Andrews is extremely banal. Mr. Everyday North Face for Everyone.

    Aptly described by a Victorian coalition politician yesterday as ‘he turns up at media conferences looking like Lurch’ (from the Addams Family).

  8. cohenite

    Various gigantic idiots competing in the world giant axle press championship:

    https://www.facebook.com/giantslive/videos/2639732786301073

  9. Armadillo

    Who can be charged with workplace manslaughter?

    statutory authorities
    government entities.

    What does that mean exactly? Are they going to charge entire Government entities and statutory authorities, or just those in charge? Who gets gaol time? Everyone down to the cleaner? The boss?

    As far as “fines” go, I’m assuming the taxpayers get to pay the fine to the Government (tax payer funded).

    It’s all rather odd. Commit a crime, cop a fine (paid by your employer) and the fine money gets paid directly back to your employer?

    Am I missing something here?

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’ve already spent a considerable amount of my own money…. As a man of moderate means, any help would be gratefully accepted.’

    Well, you could always build your own –

    No. No no no.

  11. Roger

    Highly-Educated Americans Are By Far The Most Closed-Minded; Gallup

    Courtesy the Long March.

    Judged purely on effectiveness, it’s the most successful political strategy of modern times.

    We thought we won the Cold War, but the whiteants had already been at work for decades within Western societies.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Ya think?
    Could I?
    Maybe not …

  13. MatrixTransform

    a maximum of 25 years imprisonment for individuals

    cya ’round Maximum Dan …

  14. Armadillo

    a maximum of 25 years imprisonment for individuals; and
    a maximum fine of $16.5 million for body corporates.

    That sort of clears it up, Zippy. But not really.

    Government supposedly takes a “collective decision”. I’ve been on boards as President with 6 other board members. Just say that some numpty and 3 of his mates put forward an idiotic proposal and they all vote for it. Secret ballot.

    As President (even though I vote against it) do I cop the 25 years in gaol?

  15. rickw

    a maximum of 25 years imprisonment for individuals

    As a plant manager, I’m sure that if we had a fatality, they would make me do time, “as an example for others”.

    I would argue that Dan should do the maximum “as an example for others”, one way to clean the idiots and incompetents out of politics and the public service.

  16. I don’t understand.
    Murdoch outlets still peddling the line that Trump is further behind than he was in 2016.

  17. Tintarella di Luna

    Under the industrial manslaughter rules did the jug-ear imbecile ultimately make all the decisions? if so that would make him the individual- however, if the entity is the government of Victoria is sued would that make all the individual ministers comprising the executive at the time of the offence be liable and would that include the lesser Nana Mouskouri? that would be very interesting.

  18. Makka

    That sort of clears it up, Zippy. But not really.

    Even though the decision was a collective one, in this case Victorian Legislation has put the Commissioner (Crisp) responsible for the covid response. Crisp was present during the meeting that confirmed the use of contractors by his own admission. He is the responsible person to answer charges.

  19. Armadillo

    Or do we all go to gaol?

    So many questions. What about company directors issuing instructions to General Managers?

    The GM might have strongly opposed the directive as its total lunacy (say Pink Batts), but he’s threatened with losing his job. Does he cop the 25 years in the big house?

  20. cohenite

    Adam Bandt:

    “Over the next 10 years, we might need some of the existing gas plants but they will phase out over the next 10 years if we had a serious plan to do it,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday.

    “We could get to zero emissions within Australia and become a renewable energy super power that is exporting our sunlight instead of exporting our gas and coal.”

    Because no other country in the world has fucking sunlight.

    Just think scomo and angus taylored an energy policy after winning the last election on the basis of coal and against the greens which excludes coal and apart from gas has come straight out of adam’s arse. Weird innit.

  21. Roger

    As a plant manager, I’m sure that if we had a fatality, they would make me do time, “as an example for others”.

    The Victorian chicken company Biadia (spelling?) was fined over a work place death even though they had no connection with the farm where the death ocurred other than sending a truck to pick up chickens from them.

    They did, however, have a history of uneasy relations with the relevant unions.

    “Forget it , Jake. It’s Victoria.”

  22. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    As President (even though I vote against it) do I cop the 25 years in gaol?

    my understanding of how ohs works is that you have to have a policy that would have prevented the incident, the lack of such policy makes you culpable. if you have a policy and some underling ignores or buggers it up they are the ones liable. its up to the board to ensure the policies are written and appropriate, even they dont write them themselves.

    one would imagine that with government it should go right back to incompetent politicians that failled to ensure such policies where written and heads of depts that failled to write the policies. of course ohs is stacked full of ex-unionists so ….

  23. Makka

    Our legislation
    The Emergency Management Act 2013 (the Act) establishes Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) which consists of:

    The Emergency Management Commissioner (EMC) who is responsible for coordinating the response to major emergencies (including ensuring appropriate control arrangements are in place) and operating effectively during Class 1 and Class 2 emergencies. The EMC is also responsible for co-ordinating consequence management and recovery for all major emergencies.
    The Chief Executive of Emergency Management Victoria who is responsible for the day to day management of Emergency Management Victoria, and the coordination of investment planning for large scale strategic projects for the responder agencies including major procurement and communications and information systems
    The Act also:

    Establishes the State Crisis and Resilience Council; which is responsible for providing emergency management policy and strategy advice to the Victorian Government. Its membership consists of the secretaries of all Government Departments, the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Association of Victoria, the EMC, the Chief Executive of EMV and the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
    Establishes the Inspector-General for Emergency Management; whose functions include developing and maintaining a monitoring and assurance framework, and evaluating the performance of the sector.
    Provides for the development of: the State Emergency Response Plan and the State Emergency Recovery Plan.
    The 2013 Act operates concurrently with the Emergency Management Act 1986 with the intention that the 1986 Act will ultimately be repealed.

    https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/our-legislation

    Crisp.

  24. Armadillo

    the entity is the government of Victoria is sued would that make all the individual ministers comprising the executive at the time of the offence be liable and would that include the lesser Nana Mouskouri? that would be very interesting.

    Who is going to prosecute them, Tint? Themselves?

    End of story. That ain’t gunna happen.

  25. Roger

    Crisp.

    Had he heard of United before walking into that meeting?

    Unlikely.

    If charged (also unlikely atm), I hope he is…cooperative.

  26. Roger

    Who is going to prosecute them, Tint? Themselves?

    Separation of powers still pertains, even in Victoria.

    Over to you, Worksafe.

  27. Makka

    If charged (also unlikely atm), I hope he is…cooperative.

    Very long serving high ranking VikPol officer. That’s a lot of skeletons stashed away.

  28. rickw

    my understanding of how ohs works is that you have to have a policy that would have prevented the incident, the lack of such policy makes you culpable. if you have a policy and some underling ignores or buggers it up they are the ones liable. its up to the board to ensure the policies are written and appropriate, even they dont write them themselves.

    Why corporates are so focussed on pushing down policies. The shit usually hits the fan at a site manager / section manager level. Above site needs to have been spectacularly negligent for it to go much higher.

  29. I don’t understand.
    Murdoch outlets still peddling the line that Trump is further behind than he was in 2016.

    Unskew those polls! Haha.

  30. mh

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘have agreed to star in fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series with cameras following them for three months’

    Harry will be the one looking into the car

  31. Roger

    Very long serving high ranking VikPol officer. That’s a lot of skeletons stashed away.

    Indeed.

    Gosh, it’s like QLD in the ’80s!

  32. Leigh Lowe

    . its up to the board to ensure the policies are written and appropriate, even they dont write them themselves.

    Oh?
    Policies don’t write themselves?
    Really?
    Because some contracts write themselves.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    The quarantine fuck up?
    No-one did it.
    It was a “creeping assumption” which gave birth to itself in the corner and jumped up on the table.
    Creeping assumption.
    Fuck.
    Me.
    Dead.

  34. Delta A

    Do Cats realize that our Peter Campion has a Facebook site where he lists excellent info, particularly regarding renewables.

    Find him and ‘like’ him, Cats.

  35. Arky

    The quarantine fuck up?
    No-one did it.
    It was a “creeping assumption” which gave birth to itself in the corner and jumped up on the table.

    ..
    So, what you’re saying is: The thing bootstrapped itself into existence accidentally, the way atheists think everything they see around them did?
    That’s fucking stupid.

  36. cohenite

    The Project Veritas expose of the somali kunt, lhan Omar’s voter fraud has been put up but it’s worth a second look; this is Trump’s biggest threat:

  37. Arky

    The death penalty should be in place for vote tampering.

  38. Carpe Jugulum

    my understanding of how ohs works is that you have to have a policy that would have prevented the incident, the lack of such policy makes you culpable. if you have a policy and some underling ignores or buggers it up they are the ones liable. its up to the board to ensure the policies are written and appropriate, even they dont write them themselves

    The way it works is the policies are just a general statement of commitment. The liability lies to a degree with the Risk assessment, although this is a management tool.

    When it comes to real liability that is dependent on Safe Work Operating Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements, if you get those wrong it becomes an indictable offense.

  39. rickw

    So, what you’re saying is: The thing bootstrapped itself into existence accidentally, the way atheists think everything they see around them did?
    That’s fucking stupid.

    Have you seen Border Security, Bureaucrats and Federal Police trying to explain how and why airsoft guns got banned?

    This sort of shit apparently self generates.

  40. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Bar Beach Swimmer at 5:53 pm :

    “Another own goal from the Federal Government today.

    Responding to the NZ PM who, in the context of a NZ general election …

    Later, on Sky, when asked about a ‘travel bubble’ the Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham, also included opening up to our ‘South Pacific family members’.

    We must be the dumbest people to on Earth to accept this tripe!”

    My many years in rugby has taught me these brothers and sisters typically get to 14 year old teenage and stay there – lazy big blokes who belt people to compensate for a surfeit of ball skills, with an innate incapacity to listen and learn, and a predisposition to blubbering like babies when they are caught out (or get hurt in a tackle).

    To expect them to follow sensible hygiene and transmission precautions is pretty stupid, really.

    As to Saint Jacinda Clip Clop Clip Clop and her re-coronation in October – I have been enjoying the lying bitch’s squirming over decriminalising marijuana use. She needs the junkies’ vote but she cannot risk losing too many conservatives, who are jack of the behavior of the industry’s bikie / once were warriors gangs. New Zealanders are as clever as Victorians when it comes to electing useful and honest politicians.

  41. rickw

    The death penalty should be in place for vote tampering.

    Won’t someone think of the impact on the Somali Community?!

  42. Armadillo

    This is all reminicient of why the US has turned crazy at the moment. When you control the levers of power, you are pretty much untouchable.

    No one believed Hillary would lose.

    To top it all off, it wasn’t just anyone who beat her, it was Donald J Trump. He’s their ultimate nightmare. He won’t be letting their corruption just slide away.

    When you hear them say “peaceful transfer of power”, they really mean “yeah, your turn at the trough”. We’ll beat you next time around, and then it’s our turn again. It’s a Gentlemans Agreement. Let sleeping dogs lie.

    Trump isn’t a gentlemen. You can see it in their utter hatred and distain for him, especially the “Never Trumpers”.

    These people are desperate. They would prefer to see America burn to the ground rather than face the consequences.

    It was never supposed to happen this way……

  43. Delta A

    Onya, Ita! From The Oz:

    Ita Buttrose has taken a public position that must be an ABC first: backing Donald Trump.

    The ABC chair popped up on, of all places, Channel 10 on Friday, and she didn’t disappoint. Ita even managed to get into an on-air barney about her views with Tristan McManus, the novice co-host of Studio 10, the show she used to front in her pre-ABC days.

    The run-in was all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision last week to intervene in the US election, by calling for Americans to vote in the poll to end “online negativity” and “hate speech”.

    Many, including the US President, interpreted this as a clear anti-Trump pitch. “I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump quickly responded. “I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s going to need it.”

    That’s where a pro-Trump, anti-Meghan Ita came in. Asked on Studio 10 what she thought of Trump’s comment about Meghan, she replied: “I think he probably said something that many people think.”

    To McManus’s apparent horror, she also said Harry should “butt out” of American politics.

    “As an Australian, if someone from Britain came here and told me I should be voting and I should be doing this and that, then I’d be telling him to butt out of our business.”

    But a shouty McManus then challenged a visibly unimpressed Ita. “I don’t agree with that … Everybody has a responsibility. This isn’t about American politics, because the decisions they’re making can affect the whole world.”

    Ita started to say that “Harry has nothing to do with American politics …” But McManus loudly boomed over her: “I apologise, but he has everything to do with it.”

    Co-host Sarah Harris then awkwardly steered the chat away from the US election. But someone must have then had a word in McManus’s ear, because just before Ita left, he came back to “apologise if it seemed as though I was rude shouting at ya”.

    Let’s hope McManus never needs a job at the ABC.

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) at 7:01 pm:

    ” … ?

    my understanding of how …”

    capitalising works is that it attracts readers who want to understand my opinion without it they just scroll on by.

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    Unskew those polls! Haha.

    Why would any rightie answer a pollster’s phone call M0nty?

    Police: Minnesota Trump Supporters’ Home Burnt, Pro-BLM Graffiti on Garage (23 Sep)

    Polls are a political weapon of the Left, an increasingly blunt and vapid one. My view is they are currently being used to support the rampant fraud the Democrats are committing. It won’t work, one way or another.

  46. Exit Stage Right

    The shitworks that are the MSM claim that Donald Trump is not paying any tax and that they have leaked copies of his Tax Returns revealing this. Shirley, this is old news resurrected by the desparate Democrats to discredit the Man. How come personal documents that are with the IRS are “leaked” for public scrutiny, purloined by some lowlife that wants to bring the Man down? Irrespective of the big reveal by the media, does anyone give he Man any credit for foregoing his salary as POTUS of US$400,000pa? He accepts US$1.00pa. Never mentioned. That’s a saving of US$1.599, 996 right there.
    Ch9 and Ch7 “News” were all over this tax return revelation this evening. Straight from US Fake News.

  47. johanna

    Des Deskperson
    #3600080, posted on September 28, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    ‘I am sure Des Deskperson could provide a better description of the process, rules and reporting requirements.’

    No it’s an excellent summary of the issues and the points that need further investigation.

    The only bit I would add is that, in the Commonwealth, an agency head usually has a financial delegation to the limit of his/her agency’s funds. Its my understanding that similar delegation arrangements generally apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

    It’s reasonable to assume, therefore, that the contact was within the Director-General’s delegation and he was able legitimately to sign the contract. However, given, as you say, given the urgency and amount involved, it would have been prudent, to say the least, to seek ministerial agreement.

    Perzackly, Des.

    That an agency head would sign up for a huge financial commitment like this without consulting the Minister is laughable.

    Well done to John C. and other Cats who have pointed out how the ‘inquiry’ never went near the money aspect. As expected, nobody was to blame, but Jenny Mikakos was thrown under the bus. Smoke and mirrors rool, OK?

    I remember Jenny from the TURC. She was revealed there as a not very bright, but intensely loyal, apparatchik. Why Dan the Dickhead put her in charge of the most difficult and demanding portfolio in Victoria is hard to fathom.

  48. Leigh Lowe

    So, what you’re saying is: The thing bootstrapped itself into existence accidentally, the way atheists think everything they see around them did?
    That’s fucking stupid.

    Well, yes.
    That is the fix.
    It needs to be a vague collective responsibility to avoid the WorkCover individual accountability.

  49. Armadillo

    Trump wasn’t meant to be going around changing the bosses at the CIA, DOJ, FBI, Pentagon and wherever else. That’s not the way things happen in the “Gentlemans Club”.

    I can sort of see why the left are throwing Molotov cocktails. Trumps been throwing them for 3 1/2 years.

    Seems fair enough.

  50. Roger

    I was hiking in the Bunya Mountains today.

    I came across numerous displays pointing out that the area was originally largely open grassland (with substantial groves of Bunya pine) preserved by indigenous burning practices whereas the very thick rainforest, lantana, etc. currently present is a result of European land management practies applied in the 20th C., i.e. no burning.

    I do hope the irony is not lost on the average visitor.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I came across numerous displays pointing out that the area was originally largely open grassland (with substantial groves of Bunya pine) preserved by indigenous burning practices

    Who oversaw the burning programme, Bruce Pascoe?

  52. Steve trickler

    I doubt you’ll hear it on the radio anytime soon.



  53. notafan

    And the comments.

    Especially those that think Victoria can go it alone on permanent eradication 😂😂😂

    Some of us rather thought that was the road a certain egotistical despot had mapped us down.

  54. Perfidious Albino

    Johanna – because Health was Dan’s old ministerial portfolio and he meant to keep control of it / skeletons via a loyal but dim apparatchik like Mikakos.

  55. Roger

    Who oversaw the burning programme, Bruce Pascoe?

    The burning regime is attested to by European settler witnesses, Zulu.

    My barb was aimed at the Greens and their anti-burning doctrine.

    The point being that the land on this continent was actively managed by fire stick by the indigenous folk.

    We ignore that at our peril.

  56. Ed Case

    Plenty of Liberal signs on lawns on Brisbane’s northside, Labor signs few and far between.

    Liberals running a good campaign, they’re not overexposing Frecklinton the way Labor are with Palaszczuk, they’re targeting Labor in the individual Electorates.
    I’m predicting a good showing in Brisbane on October 31.

  57. mh

    Africans

    *surprise*

    Four granted bail on attempted murder charges after teen stabbed in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-28/qld-four-teenagers-get-bail-attempted-murder-stabbing-brisbane/12709120

  58. Police: Minnesota Trump Supporters’ Home Burnt, Pro-BLM Graffiti on Garage (23 Sep)

    Is that the one where the anarchy symbol appeared next to the text VOTE BIDEN or something like that?

    Yeah, that screamed insurance job to me. You don’t see many actual anarchists spruiking for major parties.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’m predicting a good showing in Brisbane on October 31.’

    Me too.

    Ideally accompanied by traffic control bats.

  60. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty, you are sick.
    Antifa attacking people with a Trump sign on their lawn, burning down their garage and terrifying them.
    If you don’t recognise that as evil there is something wrong with your soul.

  61. Ideally accompanied by traffic control bats.

    You owe me a new keyboard, you bastard. 😂

  62. Perfidious Albino

    The other factor re who’s in the gun for industrial manslaughter is the Crisis Committee of Cabinet (Gang of 8) that Dan established with himself at the zenith to centralise covid control where he wanted it – they were even re-sworn as ministers into their special covid roles ie: the AG and Dan bestie Hennessy took over ‘Community Safety’ (police and emergency services) from hapless Lisa Neville who was left with water and town planning.

    Interestingly, Federal Labor arsehat Richard Marles used to be married to Lisa Neville. Doesn’t say much for his judgement.

  63. mh

    Sportsbet have LNP and Labor both @ $1.90

  64. rickw

    M0nty, you are sick.

    Fact Check: True.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    mUnter’s the same person that laughed his guts out on this site when a Republican senator mowing his lawn was crash tackled from behind by a local shitrat who didn’t agree with his politics.

    And who also had a Road to Damascus moment when he realised he was in a high risk covid cohort.

    Can’t remember those, mUnter?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

    /LS who stole it from Family Guy

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    Said senator was hospitalised. Six broken ribs.

    If only you could find yours, monateee.

  67. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3600416, posted on September 28, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    M0nty, you are sick.
    Antifa attacking people with a Trump sign on their lawn, burning down their garage and terrifying them.
    If you don’t recognise that as evil there is something wrong with your soul.

    Careful.
    We’ve been warned about responding to obvious lunacy lest we trigger something.

  68. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Colonel Crispin Berka #3600064, posted on September 28, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    As I flagged 7 hours ago, Project Veritas has released their latest whistleblower operation about 1 hour ago.
    It shows ballot harvesting taking place as an all-day activity, one of the harvesters being connected by an informant to Ilhan Omar’s campaign manager.

    JC #3600268, posted on September 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Anyone seen this?
    Massive absentee ballot buying by that disgusting Somali woman. Project Veritas strikes again.

    Is that a wind-up?
    What am I even doing, nobody will read this either.

  69. Ed Case

    Was Sportsbet the Agency that paid out on a Shorten Victory before last May’s Election?
    I think it was.
    So if they’re calling it even stevens, then it’s a bloodbath in the offing.
    People see what’s happening in the American cities, they’re not voting for it to happen here.

  70. mh

    So if they’re calling it even stevens, then it’s a bloodbath in the offing.

    Ed, I like what I’m hearing!

  71. rickw

    Something to help everyone get to sleep tonight:

  72. johanna

    We have the last election’s playbook again – Trump’s finances, whores, Russians.

    Yawn.

    Nobody cares, except Trump haters.

    In the real world, Trump is garnering support from blacks and Latinos, which has the Dimmocrats shit-scared. As they should be.

    The mail-in votes is their last chance.

  73. rickw

    What am I even doing, nobody will read this either.

    Radio check good! Coming through loud and clear!

  74. Steve trickler

    Totally illegal.😎



  75. K2

    Qld election at Tab.com.au

    Labor $1.80

    Coalition $1.95

  76. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3600361, posted on September 28, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    I don’t understand.
    Murdoch outlets still peddling the line that Trump is further behind than he was in 2016.

    Unskew those polls! Haha.

    Your thoughts on the latest Project Veritas video. Are you absolutely certain that large scale electoral fraud is impossible?

    And the Trump tax returns, how much did he get from the Wussians?

  77. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Ed Case at 7:59 pm:

    “… Labor signs few and far between.

    Liberals running a good campaign, they’re not overexposing Frecklinton the way Labor are with Palaszczuk, they’re targeting Labor in the individual Electorates.
    I’m predicting a good showing in Brisbane on October 31.”

    Well then, Labor is going to street them. I just read it right here from a local expert.

  78. Armadillo

    What am I even doing, nobody will read this either.

    Stop whining. Sinc has been shadow banning me for years.

  79. Tim Neilson

    notafan
    #3600393, posted on September 28, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks nota.
    This one’s a purler – middle class pinko thought processes reliably on display:

    Adam Bandt
    @AdamBandt
    ·
    6h
    Think Donald Trump not paying any tax is bad?

    Wait until you hear about Australia’s billionaires and the mining companies they own.

    Billionaires don’t play fair – but Morrison wants to reward them with tax cuts.

    If billionaires don’t pay tax why would they care about tax cuts?

  80. Ed Case

    ***… when a Republican senator mowing his lawn was crash tackled from behind by a local shitrat who didn’t agree with his politics.***
    More rubbish.
    It was a long running neighbours dispute that turned nasty.
    Both men are retired Medicos.

    https://www.gq.com/story/inside-rand-pauls-neighborhood-fight

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wait until you hear about Australia’s billionaires and the mining companies they own.

    The politics of envy on display!

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Rand Paul should have received the Medal of Honor.

    He’s part of the upper crust you know. His great aunt’s niece’s cousin once had a dog owned by a bloke who lived only six towns away from Abraham Lincoln.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    Lincoln couldn’t stand crystalline salt, though, so there’s that.

  84. Ed Case

    Don’t put any money on it, Mick.
    I haven’t seen so many Liberal sign in Brisbane front yards since 1974, when Labor was reduced to a cricket team of MLAs.

  85. Something to help everyone get to sleep tonight:

    Cool!
    What time do the nightfighters arrive on station?
    Is that alarm time?
    😃

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ed, you are off with the fairies. The guy had TDS and it was a political hit.

    Rand Paul attacker sentenced to additional prison time over yard assault (28 Jul)

    It should’ve been life, for an attempted assassination. But nearly a year in the pen, plus an award of US$580,000 against should serve not too badly.

  87. 132andBush

    I remember Jenny from the TURC. She was revealed there as a not very bright, but intensely loyal, apparatchik. Why Dan the Dickhead put her in charge of the most difficult and demanding portfolio in Victoria is hard to fathom.

    I have said before that we are seeing the results of a so called governing class that is far more competent at “networking” than they are at the actual jobs they subsequently find themselves in.

  88. Armadillo

    Lincoln couldn’t stand crystalline salt, though, so there’s that.

    Prince Andrew can’t sweat. What’s your point?

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    From BoN’s link. Rand Paul, after the attack:

    “This was no routine altercation. This was no sort of face-to-face, man-to-man thing.”

    Lefty POS. Sounds about right. Cowards all.

  90. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From mh at 8:02 pm:

    “Africans

    *surprise*

    Four granted bail on attempted murder charges after teen stabbed in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-28/qld-four-teenagers-get-bail-attempted-murder-stabbing-brisbane/12709120

    If you are attracted to lies and obfuscation by legal people on the bench and before it, read the link.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Prince Andrew can’t sweat. What’s your point?’

    Dillo – I once ate part of a cow that had spent years on the salt licks.

    Tasted like Szubanksi after two hours in a sauna whilst coated in cottage cheese*. Never again.

    *Imaginary comparison.

  92. Pedro the Loafer

    The sounds from RickW’s B-17 bomber vid above is eerily similar to a gadget I have used for years when working shifts at various mine sites to get to sleep in a donga in 40 degree heat with assorted machinery banging and roaring away nearby.

    Little gadget generates a hissing “white noise” that sounds like a TV channel that has closed down for the night.

    Annoying at first, but then you seem to tune into the noise and it cancels out the outside din and you nod off.

    Thankfully I no longer need this thing, then loudest outside noises around Casa Pedro thaese days are the bastard Dorpers bleating, just to annoy me.

    This is the Electrofan White Noise Generator.

  93. Boambee John

    KD

    And who also had a Road to Damascus moment when he realised he was in a high risk covid cohort.

    m0nty has claimed that he will lose around $50,000 this year. Given the silly politically motivated furore whipped up by the LSM about Trump writing off business losses against his tax liabilities, I wonder will m0nty follow the media lead, and decline to use this means to minimise his tax liability?

    Just joking, of course he will take the write off, and carry any excess over to future years, just as Trump did.

    Double standards!

  94. johanna

    If Covid was a Chicom plot to undermine democracy, it has succeeded in spades:

    Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, the MP for Wycombe criticised the rapidly changing coronavirus laws, which according to The Telegraph had changed 200 times in the past six months.

    “We’re in an environment when you really can’t know whether you’re a criminal or not with this much law coming in and changing so fast. This is not a fit environment for a free people.”

    How do people think that liberty dies? It dies like this, with government exercising draconian powers without parliamentary scrutiny in advance, undermining the rule of law by having a shifting blanket of rules that no one can understand.

    “It’s extremely serious… this is a very serious moment,” Mr Baker said.

    At least someone in the UK gets it.

    This ongoing charade of the Dear Leader doing daily media events where he may or may not allow his subjects to visit the local park is sickening.

    The Victorian economy is going to take a very long time to recover. Meanwhile, NSW and Queensland will be leaping ahead.

    Thanks, Dan.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thankfully I no longer need this thing, then loudest outside noises around Casa Pedro thaese days are the bastard Dorpers bleating, just to annoy me.

    Pedro, have you considered doing a deal with your local butcher, regarding those Dorpers?

  96. cohenite

    M0nty, you are sick.
    Antifa attacking people with a Trump sign on their lawn, burning down their garage and terrifying them.
    If you don’t recognise that as evil there is something wrong with your soul.

    You’re a good bloke BoN and its good to see you recognising what a sick, insidious little prick this troll is. Like the other one he is vermin.

  97. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Knuckle Dragger at 8:47 pm:

    “…

    Dillo – I once ate part of a cow that had spent years on the salt licks.

    Tasted like Szubanksi after two hours in a sauna whilst coated in cottage cheese*. Never again.”

    That is the most unpleasant thing I have ever read – ever. Catallaxy Files needs a red card / instant dismissal from the field system.

  98. Ed Case

    Here’s the headline at your link, Bruce: Rene Boucher broke the senator’s ribs in 2017 in a dispute between neighbors over yard waste.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    Thanks NKP.

    Mikakos in the North Face jacket. Haaaaaha.

  100. JC

    Bruce

    Why do you say the attack was political?There’s no mention of politics in the link. Not suggesting you’re wrong, but there’s no reason evidence from the piece.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “Interestingly, Federal Labor arsehat Richard Marles used to be married to Lisa Neville. Doesn’t say much for his judgement.”

    Or his taste…or her taste for that matter. Two gargoyles once married to each other. The ALP is so incestuous.

  102. mh

    If you don’t recognise that as evil there is something wrong with your soul.

    Didn’t JC say monty was a ranga, therefore had no soul?

  103. Ed Case

    An LNP victory wasn’t hard to predict after Labor only won 21% and 1 Senator in 2019.
    Qld Premiers are good at laying the blame on Canberra in State Elections, waste of time this year.
    I’d say Scotty has played a blinder this year with JobSeeker and the cash Handouts, as well as the Super Draws.

  104. notafan

    Police and army seemed to have ceased beach patrols in the place I frequent.

    Meant to check to see if army vehicles had departed but forgot.

  105. Pedro the Loafer

    Pedro, have you considered doing a deal with your local butcher, regarding those Dorpers?

    -Zulu.
    Their days are numbered.

    I am waiting until the end of spring when they have completed their task of keeping the back paddock mowed and cleaned of weeds and before I have to feed and water the things over summer.

    The freezer and Cryovac gadget awaits and the resident hound will be ecstatic that he no longer has to live in terror at being stared down over the fence line.

    He will be less than happy when the new pair of tenderer lawnmowers take up residence next year.

  106. C.L.

    Loving the SBS series How The Victorians Built Britain.
    Have men ever been greater – more brilliant?
    Are we smarter than them? LOL – noooh.

    They thought and solved huge technical and scientific problems, engineered massive projects and… insisted they were also beautiful. Even sewers.

  107. BrettW

    From Michael Smith News.

    He shows a text from Curry to boss of Unified, 17 April, basically putting him in touch with Trade Hall (ie. VIC Unions). Hint to sign up members ? Some journalist needs to follow the Union membership link.

    Around the time that Unified’s guards were alleged to have been on the grog while guarding quarantine hotels, and the viral seeds of 768 deaths were escaping into the community, Victoria’s Executive Director of Employment Inclusion Katrina Curry was singing Unified Security’s praises to the highest office in the state – the Trades Hall Council.

  108. JC

    Didn’t JC say monty was a ranga, therefore had no soul?

    Correct. The science is settled predheads don’t have a soul.

    Anyway, stop mentioning the fat idiot as you don’t want encourage him out of the basement.

  109. mh

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3600458, posted on September 28, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Yes, a lot of examples.
    Maybe he shouldn’t have attempted to murder someone?

    Mr Di Carlo raised concerns over Mr Mohamed remaining in custody and missing exams, which he said would be counter-productive to his education.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why do you say the attack was political?

    Because it was political JC. That was a NBC link, which was the first I found with the sentence extension. NBC is as lefty as they come.

    Paul’s attacker is reportedly a socialist and registered Democrat. His attorney argued the attack came after a dispute “between neighbors.”

    Haha. If you think it wasn’t political pull the other one it has bells on.

  111. JC

    CL

    Not just them, but America after the Civil War was incredible.

  112. JC

    Okay, got it Bruce.

    Your link says Paul flew 10 feet in ten air. Was he hit by a car or something?

  113. feelthebern

    “Interestingly, Federal Labor arsehat Richard Marles used to be married to Lisa Neville. Doesn’t say much for his judgement.”

    Marles is into women?
    Who knew.

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Top Victorian cop ‘was playing dumb over Nicola Gobbo’

    Tessa Akerman
    Reporter
    @TessaAkerman
    2 hours ago September 28, 2020

    Victoria Police is trying to diminish the Lawyer X royal commission’s findings and recommen­dations before the final report is released, counsel assisting claims.

    Counsel assisting, Chris Winneke QC, said in a scathing reply to submissions that police claimed the investigation into the handling of informant Nicola Gobbo sought to apportion blame on individuals at the cost of considering systemic failures.

    “By raising issues of alleged denials of procedural fairness and alleged apprehended bias, and by attacking the impartiality of counsel assisting and by inference the commission, one cannot help but be concerned that such complaints are made, at least in part, to elide individual responsibility and attempt to frame public opinion and diminish the findings and recommendations of this commission,” Mr Winneke said.

    “When one carefully considers the above issues, it is submitted that the findings sought by counsel assisting are appropriate, and indeed necessary, to restore the confidence of the Victorian community in the vital work of legal practitioners and Victoria Police.”

    Mr Winneke criticised Victoria Police members for not seeking legal advice during the time of Ms Gobbo’s informant role. “It is submitted that the failure to obtain legal advice was not as a consequence of any failure to recognise that a ‘wide conflict’ of interest existed, but rather a deliberate choice,” he said.

    He submitted there may have been a “deliberate strategy” to keep Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius in the dark about the details of Ms Gobbo’s involvement. “In circumstances where there was a clear ‘need to know’ by Mr Cornelius, there was a contentedness by him not to know.”

    Mr Winneke said there didn’t appear to be a deliberate strategy by Victoria Police to keep Mr Cornelius out of the loop: “If anything, there was an agreement to which Mr Cornelius was a willing party, that he would be shielded from knowledge of what her assistance had entailed.”

    He said Mr Cornelius had obligations as the Assistant Commissioner of the Ethical Standards Division to inquire about the extent of Ms Gobbo’s role as an informer. “It is submitted that the evidence as a whole demonstrates that whilst there may have been a deliberate strategy to keep detail of Ms Gobbo’s involvement from Mr Cornelius in relation to matters other than the Petra and Briars Taskforce, he was a willing party to that strategy.”

    Former chief commissioner Simon Overland also came under fire for not pressing for more details about Ms Gobbo’s involvement and seeking legal advice, as did the Source Development Unit for its role in keeping Ms Gobbo on the books.

    From the Oz. Can’t they do anything right, in Victoria?

  115. feelthebern

    People crying over the chicken hawk?
    What a time to be alive!

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    Your link says Paul flew 10 feet in ten air.

    JC – Take it up with NBC. Paul nearly died, and had a chunk of his lung surgically removed.
    Boucher should be in solitary for life for attacking a Senator of the USA.

  117. mh

    Ed, Queenslanders are being threatened by the state government that “It will only take one of us”, then they will shut the whole show down again.

    We should be voting LNP like our lives depend on it.

  118. egg_

    4 Corners:

    Goldman Sachs says Sydney CBD values to plummet 40% in 2 years – Melbourne worse.
    Will affect the Construction Industry across the board.

    So much for the Hunchback’s Infrastructure-led recovery.

  119. incoherent rambler

    “In circumstances where there was a clear ‘need to know’ by Mr Cornelius, there was a contentedness by him not to know.”

    Contentedness is also achieved after 15 donuts.

  120. Cassie of Sydney

    Head Case probably thinks the shooting of congressman Steve Scalise (and others) back in 2017 by James Hodgkinson was just a random event….that Hodgkinson was simply walking by a baseball game and decided to open fire for no apparent reason….despite the fact that Hodgkinson was imbued with hostility towards Republicans and Trump and he had been a campaigner for Bernie.

  121. feelthebern

    Goldman Sachs says Sydney CBD values to plummet 40% in 2 years – Melbourne worse.
    Will affect the Construction Industry across the board.

    I don’t think so.
    A 20% step down.
    That’s it.

  122. egg_

    Q&A:

    SloMo’s “Technology led recovery ‘bounceback’… we’re a resourceful lot”.

    Noice Propaganda!

  123. incoherent rambler

    Can’t they do anything right, in Victoria?

    OR
    Can they do anything right, in Victoria?

    I can answer the second question.

  124. Cassie of Sydney

    “Marles is into women?”

    Not women…gargoyles.

  125. egg_

    A rosier July prognosis:

    The values of Sydney’s top office towers could plummet by as much as 30 per cent over the next few years as demand for space weakens, vacancy rises and rents drop sharply, according to Goldman Sachs.

  126. feelthebern

    Who posted the Gavin/Tim Dillon interview ?
    Good listen.

  127. incoherent rambler

    Sydney CBD values to plummet 40% in 2 years – Melbourne worse.

    The Southern Hemisphere’s Mogadishu.

    And coming to suburb near you.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3600477, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Loving the SBS series How The Victorians Built Britain.
    Have men ever been greater – more brilliant?
    Are we smarter than them? LOL – noooh.

    Also … the Romans.
    Aqueducts that still hold water and have a precision gradient 2,000 years later.
    And the Pantheon with a non-reinforced “concrete” roof still going strong.
    We can’t build a block of flats or a football stadium that will last 20 years.

  129. feelthebern

    Gavin has a great bit – not on the Tim Dillon podcast – about being gay is ok as long as you’re not a fag about it.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler

    #3600505, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Sydney CBD values to plummet 40% in 2 years – Melbourne worse.

    The Southern Hemisphere’s Mogadishu.

    Careful.
    Mogadishu City Council could sue on the basis of that comparison.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3600497, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Goldman Sachs says Sydney CBD values to plummet 40% in 2 years – Melbourne worse.
    Will affect the Construction Industry across the board.

    I don’t think so.
    A 20% step down.
    That’s it.

    Either way ‘bern, this has to be causing Nadler-pants in a few industry super fund boardrooms which have a yuuuge exposure to CBD property.

  132. Makka

    I don’t think so.
    A 20% step down.

    Massive and Melbourne still worse.

  133. egg_

    CCL

    $15.07
    +$1.33
    +9.7%

    Probably a good Economic barometer.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3600490, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    People crying over the chicken hawk?

    Who?

  135. feelthebern

    There have already been Melb CBD office transactions down 20% from pre COVID prices.
    A couple of transactions below replacement value.
    That hasn’t happened in Oz since the 90’s.

  136. egg_

    this has to be causing Nadler-pants in a few industry super fund boardrooms which have a yuuuge exposure to CBD property.

    As mentioned on 4 Corners – even “BorisG”‘s Super won’t be unscathed.

  137. feelthebern

    Leigh a few people upthread.
    Fucking ridiculous.

  138. Leigh Lowe

    Mr Winneke said there didn’t appear to be a deliberate strategy by Victoria Police to keep Mr Cornelius out of the loop: “If anything, there was an agreement to which Mr Cornelius was a willing party, that he would be shielded from knowledge of what her assistance had entailed.”

    People not being told what no-one wants to tell them and they don’t want to hear?
    In the Victorian Government?
    Surely not?

  139. jupes

    Loving the SBS series How The Victorians Built Britain.
    Have men ever been greater – more brilliant?
    Are we smarter than them? LOL – noooh.

    None greater than this bloke: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Just check out the picture of him by the launch chains of one of the ships he designed. Cool as fuck.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah, I saw it ‘bern.
    My invitation to mount a case for the defence has fallen on deaf ears.
    After your tip I joined a few dots and did a bit of Googlenatin’.
    Interesting what pops up.

  141. feelthebern

    Found the Gavin McInnes bit.
    Fark it’s funny.
    Behind a paywall on Compound Media.
    Goes like ” Fuck your boyfriend, fuck him hard, just don’t be a fag about it”.
    Gavin is one the best performers of the 21st century.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Industry funds like C-bus.
    Property exposure (hence illiquid).
    $10k withdrawal provisions.
    Property valuation hit coming up.
    Demand for new building stock evaporating = Construction jobs depressed = lower contribution inflow.
    .
    Someone just built a dam on the river of gold.

  143. feelthebern

    Throw in a domestic infrastructure mandate & they have some real issues.

  144. vlad

    I admire Charles Babbage for designing a machine – two, in fact – that even the Victorians couldn’t build. In an age of engineering brilliance, he saw further still.

  145. JC

    Stocks don’t care about the latest hit piece. Stocks don’t give a shit.

    Dow futures up 350.

  146. feelthebern

    It’s a Trump-slide.

  147. DrBeauGan

    ‘Girls don’t have souls. They only have vital statistics.’

    From a book I’m reading.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Jupes, Brunel didn’t just build big stuff.
    Some of his solutions to engineering problems were brilliant.
    OK, not every kick was a goal but he did some amazing stuff.
    Died at 53.

  149. Tim Neilson

    He submitted there may have been a “deliberate strategy” to keep Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius in the dark about the details of Ms Gobbo’s involvement. “In circumstances where there was a clear ‘need to know’ by Mr Cornelius, there was a contentedness by him not to know.”

    Mr Winneke said there didn’t appear to be a deliberate strategy by Victoria Police to keep Mr Cornelius out of the loop: “If anything, there was an agreement to which Mr Cornelius was a willing party, that he would be shielded from knowledge of what her assistance had entailed.”

    He said Mr Cornelius had obligations as the Assistant Commissioner of the Ethical Standards Division to inquire about the extent of Ms Gobbo’s role as an informer. “…whilst there may have been a deliberate strategy to keep detail of Ms Gobbo’s involvement from Mr Cornelius in relation to matters other than the Petra and Briars Taskforce, he was a willing party to that strategy.”

    Someone on this site suggested a petition to have Fat Boy Cornelius’s Police Medal taken away from him, given that it was awarded for his supposed contribution to “ethics”.
    Seems like a good idea to me, but I suppose we should wait for the formal findings.

  150. miltonf

    It’s good the Republicans aren’t taking this cheating lying down.

    That loathsome slag, that cadaver in expensive clothes, seems think she’ll pick a new prez.

  151. johanna

    Leigh Lowe
    #3600506, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    C.L.

    #3600477, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Loving the SBS series How The Victorians Built Britain.
    Have men ever been greater – more brilliant?
    Are we smarter than them? LOL – noooh.

    Also … the Romans.
    Aqueducts that still hold water and have a precision gradient 2,000 years later.
    And the Pantheon with a non-reinforced “concrete” roof still going strong.
    We can’t build a block of flats or a football stadium that will last 20 years.

    The notion that history started when I was born (or perhaps later) is the single most destructive idea in the modern world.

    Many of us oldies managed to situate themselves in Australia. I wasn’t born here (born in Breda, Holland) but came as a toddler. I am a 100% Australian, but have links to the old country, none of which are in any way a threat to Australia, my country.

    As mentioned before, I’ve been watching old BBC costume dramas about British and European politics in the C18th and beyond.

    I was lucky enough to study Ancient History and Latin at school.

    It is infuriating to listen to these children who know nothing about anything claiming the right to be in charge.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Stocks don’t care about the latest hit piece. Stocks don’t give a shit.

    What was it this time?
    Hit a chick in the pussy with a tax return or something.
    Fucking hell, Demoncrats.
    Write some new material.

  153. rickw

    Also … the Romans.
    Aqueducts that still hold water and have a precision gradient 2,000 years later.
    And the Pantheon with a non-reinforced “concrete” roof still going strong.
    We can’t build a block of flats or a football stadium that will last 20 years.

    Roman cement is something else. To think we only discovered our own craptastic version of cement in 1824.

    Only 4 more years to the bi-centenary of Portland Cement!

  154. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3600538, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Died at 53.

    COVID ?

    Burnt to death in his Tesla.

  155. egg_

    SloMo’s “Technology led recovery ‘bounceback’… we’re a resourceful lot”.

    My Grandkids will be “Space Lawyers”, eh?

    WARC-ORB-85 applied “The Law of the Sea” to Geosynchronous orbital slots, after India’s* challenge.

    *Always throwing their weight around, forget the Chunks.

    I note that India has buried a few probes on the Moon, whilst the Chunks happily go about exploring the Far Side, solo.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    Roman cement is something else. To think we only discovered our own craptastic version of cement in 1824.

    Who would think of spanning anything more than 500 mm without reo these days?

  157. feelthebern

    Who would think of spanning anything more than 500 mm without reo these days?

    The Grollo’s?

    Boom tsch.

  158. JC

    Just wondering.

    I wonder if finally, the NYTimes will publish the Kenyan’s test scores.

  159. rickw

    Top Victorian cop ‘was playing dumb over Nicola Gobbo’

    Mogadishu might be a hell hole, but at least they have AK-47’s and RPG’s to square things off.

    Melbourne is Mogadishu without the natural corrective mechanisms of a third world hell hole.

  160. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Tailgunner at 9:42 pm:

    “I think our girl, Ilhan Omar is done.”

    He is fluent in gibberish.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    I notice Planet Cornelius has gone vewwy, vewwy quiet since making a lot of noise about anti-Dan protestors.
    Maybe got a heads-up that the RC is about to tip a bucket of shit on him?

  162. feelthebern

    If Obama was nominated for SCOTUS, his Harvard records would have to be unsealed.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Top Victorian cop ‘was playing dumb over Nicola Gobbo’

    There is a distinct possibility he wasn’t playing dumb.
    He could be the real McCoy.

  164. rickw

    Egg, when I was in a job where I needed to go to the UK twice a year we would do our meetings at locations where we could work in visits to the engineering wonders of the Victorians.

    Crossness Pumping Station at east London is epic, it’s a unique combination of size, speed and silence!

  165. feelthebern

    Crossness Pumping Station at east London is epic

    Phrasing.

  166. rickw

    Pedro, have you considered doing a deal with your local butcher, regarding those Dorpers?

    Or the SSAA NT Branch? “They’re small horses, honest!”

  167. mh

    That’s nice dear

    EXCLUSIVE

    Elimination strategy ‘will cost us $319bn’
    The cost of trying to eliminate the coronavirus from Australia is more than annual government spending on defence, education, health and social security combined, a think tank says.
    2 HOURS AGO By ADAM CREIGHTON

  168. cohenite

    Tailgunner
    #3600527, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I think our girl, Ilhan Omar is done.
    👍👍

    I’ll believe it when I see it. The skank has already married her brother, frauded immigration laws, directed campaign funds to her boyfriend after divorcing another husband and is a somali RoP. She also is very attractive although I reckon rooting her would be like rooting a snake. At this stage she is untouchable.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    monday night funk

  170. Arky

    I have had to scroll all your comments for the last three hours.
    Either I have had a brain hemorrharge / stroke or else everyone is talking complete and utter retarded monkey level incomprehensible gibberish.

  171. Armadillo:

    The GM might have strongly opposed the directive as its total lunacy (say Pink Batts), but he’s threatened with losing his job. Does he cop the 25 years in the big house?

    In short, yes.
    Otherwise Nuremburg was a waste of time.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    rickw

    #3600556, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Egg, when I was in a job where I needed to go to the UK twice a year we would do our meetings at locations where we could work in visits to the engineering wonders of the Victorians.

    Ha, ha.
    Just getting a mental picture of the “WTF?” expression on the face of a young bloke in the tour party who imagined himself hitting the nightclubs in London, only to find himself in a hotel room in North Wales looking through the drizzle at a colliery pit-head winch.

  173. Tel

    None greater than this bloke: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Three generations of the Brunel family (along with other British engineers) worked to drain the Midland fens, turning bog into the pleasant rolling hills and productive farmland we see today.

    Then the UK government decided it was a good idea to silt up the canals, shut down the pumping stations, have some areas “rewilded” by deliberately flooding them. When the inevitable wet year came in 2007 they blamed Global Warming for their lack of drainage. This year the mischevious twerps are trying it on again.

    The British love their historical recreation societies and what history do they remember? Cups of tea, lords and ladies, fancy dresses. You don’t see them doing an historical recreation of a navvy gang digging a few miles of ditch.

  174. Arky

    Pink batts Nuremberg London nightclubs colliery

    .
    ..
    You’re all just taking the piss now, aren’t you?
    It’s a conspiracy.

  175. Leigh Lowe

    You’re all just taking the piss now, aren’t you?
    It’s a conspiracy.

    Please.
    Not you too?
    Can’t you accept that it could just be rambling gibberish?
    Nothing sinister?

  176. sfw

    Dunno what happened,I meant Diana Trask ‘Oh Boy’

  177. sfw

    sorry, this happens sometimes, you copy a link and it comes up with something you’ve never seen before.

    Plus Sinc needs to get a hosting service that allows for likes or dislikes on posts.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Top Victorian cop ‘was playing dumb over Nicola Gobbo’’

    The same cop was recently being held up by a lectern at a presser saying ‘don’t take me for a fool’.

  179. Arky

    Leigh Lowe
    #3600574, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    ..
    You are stupidly ignoring the fact that everything in the universe is about me.
    All the rest of you are just… cheaply made marionettes wielded by some unknown malignant lunatic in order to confuse me and confound my well laid plans.

  180. JC

    Leigh
    Like I said this morning
    You do sound lonely. It’s like your best buddy disappeared?

  181. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3600579, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Leigh Lowe
    #3600574, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    ..
    You are stupidly ignoring the fact that everything in the universe is about me.

    Uh-huh.
    Yeah … riiight.
    Sorry.
    I forgot.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, well, well.

    ‘Counsel assisting, Chris Winneke QC, said in a scathing reply to submissions that police claimed the investigation into the handling of informant Nicola Gobbo sought to apportion blame on individuals at the cost of considering systemic failures.’

    And we were just talking about OHS legislation.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3600580, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Leigh
    Like I said this morning
    You do sound lonely. It’s like your best buddy disappeared?

    ITK?
    Yep.
    Not answering his phone either.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You are stupidly ignoring the fact that everything in the universe is about me.
    All the rest of you are just… cheaply made marionettes wielded by some unknown malignant lunatic in order to confuse me and confound my well laid plans.’

    Look. We’ve been told not to talk about him.

  185. egg_

    egg_
    #3600552, posted on September 28, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I.e. Stephenson and the world’s first passenger railway across Chat Moss – Liverpool to Manchester.

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) was the first inter-city railway in the world.

    Floating on a peat bog, to this day.

  186. M0nty, you are sick.
    Antifa attacking people with a Trump sign on their lawn, burning down their garage and terrifying them.
    If you don’t recognise that as evil there is something wrong with your soul.

    All I am saying is that the whole thing sounds very suss. Why would Antifa super soldiers burn down half of one bloke’s garage. Doesn’t seem like their style. Much more believable that it was a MAGAt making it up for some good old-fashioned insurance fraud.

  187. rickw

    Just getting a mental picture of the “WTF?” expression on the face of a young bloke in the tour party who imagined himself hitting the nightclubs in London, only to find himself in a hotel room in North Wales looking through the drizzle at a colliery pit-head winch.

    That and the Germans on the team making numerous written requests to not visit Spitfire Factories, Munitions Factories and shit that they’d bombed during the war, all duly ignored of course!

    I may have been the young bloke on the team, looking at the map and realising that we were at some dank old mansion smack in the middle of 100 acres of farmland, however I soon learned that you were much less likely to get stabbed or assaulted looking at a colliery through the drizzle!

  188. Arky

    m0nty
    #3600587, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    ..
    At last!
    Someone talking at a simple, monosyllabic level of elementary stupidity that I can understand in my current state.

  189. egg_

    when I was in a job where I needed to go to the UK twice a year we would do our meetings at locations where we could work in visits to the engineering wonders of the Victorians.

    My bro was lucky enough to visit his Global H.O. in Florence, so took the family.

    Not unlike Academics’ “study tours”.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    That and the Germans on the team making numerous written requests to not visit Spitfire Factories, Munitions Factories and shit that they’d bombed during the war, all duly ignored of course!

    Singing (in best football ‘ooligan fashion) …
    “Two-nil, two-nil, two-nil.”

  191. egg_

    a colliery pit-head winch.

    As opposed to a chlamydiafied wench.

  192. Zyconoclast

    A teenager who hacked at his 12-year-old girlfriend with a machete because she ‘didn’t listen to him’ has avoided jail.

    The then 16-year-old, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory to attacking his then-girlfriend in October 2018.

    He had been sniffing aerosols on the Galiwinku oval with the girl, who he had been in a relationship for about six months, in the early hours of October 30, 2018.

    The 12-year-old girl was not intoxicated and began to walk home, NT News reported.

  193. twostix

    M0nty nearly ejaculated when ”antifa” burst onto the scene with their ‘punching nazis’ rhetoric in 2017.

    The problem is there aren’t enough angry white men any more. You are outnumbered.”

    He was antifa’s Number One Fan here.

  194. mh

    M0nty, you are sick.

    That reminds me of George Costanza

  195. Leigh Lowe

    mOnster at 10:29.
    I never, ever thought I say this, but here goes …
    “You are over-thinking it.”
    .
    That hurt.

  196. twostix

    Funny how m0nty, the definition of an “angry white man”, doesn’t regard himself as angry, or a white man.

    It’s the ginger minger phenomenon. Always an outsider, never entrust one with the keys to the gates the ancients knew.

  197. Tim Neilson

    Zyconoclast
    #3600595, posted on September 28, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    More of that white male privilege we’ve been hearing so much about?

  198. twostix

    My mate’s daughter …

    https://www.facebook.com/JennyTaliaFromAustralia/videos/337688410998166

    This is sort of the reason we banned Victorians from Australia.

  199. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A teenager who hacked at his 12-year-old girlfriend with a machete because she ‘didn’t listen to him’ has avoided jail.

    A month in Royal Darwin Hospital, and without prompt action by specialists, she may have lost the use of both hands, or died?

  200. Arky

    I’d have no problem if there was the death penalty for 16 y.o.s
    If they are doing that sort of shit at 16, well, you just have to extrapolate the rest of it.
    Had a fair bit of dealing with the social workers looking after the likes of that.
    Not reassuring about the outcome for anyone unfortunate enough to come under the power of our name protected little dear in future.

  201. Snoopy

    A teenager who hacked at his 12-year-old girlfriend with a machete because she ‘didn’t listen to him’ has avoided jail.

    Good decision. A stretch in jail would be followed by a life of crime.

  202. JC

    Leigh

    No, you idiot. Not Artie. I’m referring to your buddy who was canned.

  203. Arky

    Another consequence of women voting.
    A misplaced squeamishness and maternal instincts applied to a reptilian little monster in the shape of a youth.
    It’s future, inevitable victims ignored along with the assaulted child.

  204. Stumbled on a whole new series of Fred Dibnah videos earlier today.
    Watched him bring a several hundred foot tall brick chimney down.
    Master at work that’s for sure, & a pleasure to watch him.

    Somewhere in the hour of video, somewhere, there may have been something he did that was not a clear breach of workplace safety standards by today’s rules. Environmental standards – even more so.
    Then again, perhaps not.

    The careful observer will notice Fred isn’t reckless, as he does stand back a few feet when the chimney starts to fall.

  205. Bruce in WA

    This is sort of the reason we banned Victorians from Australia.

    TJ’s actually a West Aussie who lives in Chicago …

  206. In one of those contrasts fate sometimes dishes out, Galiwinku is smack bang in the middle of what is arguably the most beautiful part of Australia.

  207. Steve trickler

    The thought of these guys coming for you! Nothing but respect for these blokes.



  208. cohenite

    FMD, this thread is ratshit; where’s Mark A and his lame pics.

  209. Arky

    It is possible to imagine a society flushed with such a sense of power that it could afford to let its offenders go unpunished.

    -Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality (1887).
    ..
    I think we’ve arrived there, Friedrich.

  210. Dave in Marybrook

    F#ck it, diddled out of Victorian Engineering on the small screen by wifey veto, to watch Charles Massy’s regenerative farming flannel-down on Australian Story.
    Still haven’t worked out what regenerative farming is… I mean it doesn’t even have a capital letter. As far as I can tell, it’s getting a run-down bit of hilly dirt, destocking in dry times, letting the perennial grasses bed down, restocking in good years, and rare cases of putting a crop in, hauling in huge amounts of worm juice and “compost extract” from somewhere- I’m thinking Cambodia- as fertilizer.
    The bloke gave the game away in one of his last close-ups, saying that with regenerative agriculture “we’ll also get the new type of society that we need”

  211. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3600616, posted on September 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Leigh

    No, you idiot. Not Artie. I’m referring to your buddy who was canned.

    Oh, yes, that.
    That was a sock puppet of mine.
    I got tired of the charade.
    Had to retire him … er … it.

  212. Rex Mango

    Arky, you discussing Nietzsche? Lets talk about Schopenhauer

  213. Arky

    Lets talk about Schopenhauer

    ..
    Homo.

  214. Rex Mango

    Egg, watched the vid of the C17 taking off & couldnt quite understand the fuss? Like it got airborne no problem, what was the deal?

  215. Rex Mango

    Arthur S trumps any philosopher in any philosophical argument.

  216. Rex Mango

    Here is a change your underpants flyby:

  217. Natural Instinct

    HOW A COVID DEATH IS REPORTED ON THE RADIO IN NEW HAMPSHIRE USA

    A woman aged 70 to 79 who was a resident of a care facility has died of covid related illness.
    .
    5% of people diagnosed with the novel virus have died. Almost all from underlying conditions they had before the vrius diagnosis. Those conditions include diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or weakened immune system due to age.

    Some truth now begins to be reported.
    How long before Australian MSM does the same.

  218. Mitch M.

    Researchers show conscious processes in birds’ brains for the first time

    “Nerve cells that represent visual input without subjective components are expected to respond in the same way to a visual stimulus of constant intensity,” explains Nieder, “Our results, however, conclusively show that nerve cells at higher processing levels of the crow’s brain are influenced by subjective experience, or more precisely, produce subjective experiences.”

    This means that in terms of evolutionary history the origins of consciousness could be far older and more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously thought.

    This result is interesting in light of recent studies on humans indicating the subjective experience of seeing is not in the visual cortex(for obvious reasons that can’t be true) but rather is through activation of the frontal lobes. It raises an interesting questions about hallucinations. I’ve seen studies showing that schizophrenics have reduced matter in the left inferior longitudinal fasciculus(a very long bundle of axons that connect the visual cortex to the front region of the temporal lobe) which suggests visual consciousness requires a stable connections across long distances in the CNS.

  219. Bruce in WA

    Rex, with all due respect to you and The King, I think I prefer a version like this:

  220. Rex Mango

    Bruce, enjoyed that clip, but never forget that for one week in January 1969 he was set free with decent session musos:

  221. Rex Mango

    ABC RN News banging on about LGBTI rights in Poland. Seems this country beyond the pale. No mention of the middle east.

  222. Arky

    I’ve gotta lose 33 Kg.
    I’m on it.
    Set up a spreadsheet yesterday.

  223. dover_beach

    Biden campaign has called a lid at 9:52am.

    Low energy.

  224. Natural Instinct

    Arky
    Wifey bought a set of scales for me and signed up.
    Checked fine print and it is a Chine personal data harvester. It’s all there just on about page 20. Deleted account which was hard.
    So now the thing keeps talking to me to create an account.
    I was going to use a pencil on string attached to fridge.

  225. dover_beach

    ABC RN News banging on about LGBTI rights in Poland. Seems this country beyond the pale.

    Beat up. All they are doing is not surrendering to political homosexuality.

  226. Natural Instinct

    Oh the 5% positive rate above is high because they don’t test everybody – only really sick.

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