Tuesday Forum: September 29, 2020

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  1. sfw

    Cooking Wars! Well the first test is a poached egg, don’t use vinegar, no glad wrap, no spinning the water, nothing but simmering water and fresh eggs.
    The white must be cooked, the yolk warm, melted and creamy and the appearance should be all white with just the shape to show where the yolk is. Served on toasted crusty bread on a warm plate,

  2. sfw

    LL maybe they don’t have gas available in their homes.

  3. calli

    The test of any decent cooktop is the humble egg in all its permutations.

    Glad we’re all agreed on that.

  4. Roger

    Mick de Brenni…I had to look him up.

    Occupation prior to entering parliament: trade unionist.

    Memo to the editor of the Courier Mail…

    Anna doesn’t decide who sits in her cabinet.

  5. Gab

    Gunner: Nice Trump.

    I wouldn’t like to see Trump bully a feeble-minded old man. 😀

  6. twostix

    You have to collect Lorelei/Atticus/Kourtney. S/H/It is sick as.
    But I work from home and can’t concentrate with …
    Collect S/H/It or child services will.

    A lot of mums around here “do the books” for their husband’s small businesses from home. It’s why they have to put the baby in daycare.

    “The books” for small business is a full time job apparently.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    A gas powered microwave and a wood fuelled air fryer is all the serious gourmand needs.

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Catholic News Agency
    @cnalive
    Catholic presidential candidate Joe Biden “is not a Catholic in good standing and he should not approach to receive Holy Communion,” Cardinal Raymond Burke has said.

    We need more of this.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who wants their very own Imperial Walker?

    Hyundai is moving ahead with production of this crazy walking car (29 Sep, via Instapundit)

    Hyundai first teased the UMV in 2019, but announced this week that it is moving forward with production plans with the creation of a new studio to exclusively focus on the development of the vehicle.

    Hyundai is marketing the UMV for multiple audiences, including first responders, the military, handicapped individuals, extreme off-road junkies, and libertarians determined to avoid government roads.

    I never knew that Darth Vader was a libertarian.

  10. stackja

    The Second Reagan-Mondale Presidential Debate
    October 21, 1984

    THE PRESIDENT: Not at all, Mr. Trewhitt, and I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience. [Laughter and applause] If I still have time, I might add, Mr. Trewhitt, I might add that it was Seneca or it was Cicero, I don’t know which, that said, “If it was not for the elders correcting the mistakes of the young, there would be no state.”

  11. William the Conjuror

    Boiled egg. On a stove top. Why? Don’t you have a microwave oven?

  12. Lysander

    Nice pick up; thanks IT.

    Hello old friends… it’s been a while (and very busy so will probably be a while again!). Hope there are no bird attacks and Numbers is gone. Regards to all. 🙂

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    USA Today fact checks the Babylon Bee:

    Fact check: Satirical claim that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Ginsburg’s death (27 Sep)

    I suspect the reporter is being very tongue in cheek, but it’s hard to tell. Suffice to say a lot of USA Today woke readers would take this quite seriously…

  14. Tom

    It/s spring, Lysander. Bird attacks are as regular as clockwork. And Number is his Doomlordship’s pet troll with carte blanche to shit in our nest with immunity. In Libertaria, even terroists have a seat at the table.

  15. Lysander

    Haha thank Tom and Nota; good to know some things never change 😛

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for agricultural Cats. Fancy yourselves as a modern day Simon Legree?

    Farm work plan for jobless ‘slavery’: AWU

    The Australian Workers’ Union has lashed the Morrison government’s budget plan to offer incentives to young, unemployed Aussies to work on farms this harvest season, declaring it was “nothing short of modern day slavery”.

    AWU national secretary Daniel Walton was also critical of the government encouraging people on JobSeeker to pick the country’s fruit and vegetables, saying they would only be able to earn $550 a week – “well below” the $753 weekly minimum wage – for “backbreaking work”.

    “This is a half-baked plan that is only designed to benefit one group of people – farmers,” Mr Walton said.

    “(It) is nothing short of modern day slavery and will do nothing to stop rampant worker exploitation.

    “All it will do is exploit unemployed young Australians until the pandemic is over and then they’ll go back to relying on an even cheaper backpacking workforce.

    “The farming industry has gotten away for decades with exploiting and abusing workers and chronically underpaying them. This proposal just gives them the green-light to do this to a whole new generation of young workers.”

    Under the budget package, revealed in The Australian, backpackers, Pacific Islanders and seasonal workers will be able to extend their visas to stay in Australia for another 12 months.

  17. mh

    LNP are now into favouritism with Sportsbet for QLD election.

  18. dover_beach

    BREAKING: On July 26, 2016, U.S. intel authorities learned that Russian intel knew of Hillary Clinton’s plans to cook up a scandal alleging that Trump was working with Russia. Obama was personally briefed on Russia’s knowledge of Clinton’s plans.

    Breathtaking.

  19. Boambee John

    m0nty

    What’s the chatter on lefty US blogs about this story? Worse than Watergate?

    dover_beach
    #3601918, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:46 am
    BREAKING: On July 26, 2016, U.S. intel authorities learned that Russian intel knew of Hillary Clinton’s plans to cook up a scandal alleging that Trump was working with Russia. Obama was personally briefed on Russia’s knowledge of Clinton’s plans.

    Breathtaking.

  20. cohenite

    I don’t know what’s worse: having the duplicity, lies and corruption of the left confirmed everywhere in the world while simultaneously realising nothing will happen to the bastards:

    Top Ender
    #3601806, posted on September 30, 2020 at 8:55 am
    WHY HOLD ONLY BUSINESS TO DEADLY DOUBLE STANDARD?
    JANET ALBRECHTSEN

    What the Victorian government has done cannot be dismissed as ‘just politics’

    There is a simple way to understand the deadly double standards that apply to public servants and politicians, on the one hand, and directors and corporate executives, on the other.

    Ask what would happen if 768 Australians died due to the actions of a mine owner, or a bus company, or amusement park. If a chorus line of executives fronted an inquiry saying “it wasn’t me” or “I don’t know anything”, how would we respond? If the CEO claimed no knowledge, couldn’t pinpoint who did what, and put it down to a “creeping assumption”, there would be hell to pay. And then some.

    Slide down the scale. Just recently, Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques signalled his resignation after the destruction of an Aboriginal heritage site. David Murray resigned as AMP chairman after the board promoted an employee who, several years earlier, was guilty of “relatively modest” breaches of AMP’s code of conduct.

    But when Victorian politicians and public servants masterminded a hotel quarantine system using untrained private security guards that, not surprisingly, led to 768 deaths, to say nothing of other damage done, many people simply shrug their shoulders and say, it’s terrible — then wave it away as politics.

    Outgoing health minister Jenny Mikakos is a lousy example of ministerial responsibility. She denied she was responsible, blamed her department for not sharing information, and resigned because she said she could not remain in cabinet following the Premier’s testimony on Friday.

    Remember Barrell O’Farrell resigning over a bottle of red; the hunchback kills nearly 800 people, nothing.

  21. jo

    sfw
    #3601851, posted on September 30, 2020 at 9:36 am

    LL that’s why all professional chefs use induction, every restaurant has it, don’t they?

    Sons restaurant all gas. Opened 3 years ago, not a take-over, brand new. Didn’t Calli’ induction oven pack it in? Someones did recently.

  22. Makka

    Biden is more lucid than I expected. Trump should shut up.

  23. Top Ender

    Helen Reddy brown bread.

  24. Makka

    Biden confirms he will roll back tax cuts. Gone.

  25. Mother Lode

    Makka,

    There is a dedicated thread.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Football is racist.

    To really begin the long process of antiracist learning, I am designing a plan for change, for turning the “I am sorry” to “I will change” — for moving Black Lives Matter from a motto to a pathway from ignorance and toward authentic advocacy. . . To be clear, no one should ever put their bodies on the line for entertainment. To be clear, football — like COVID-19 — places Black bodies at disproportional risk.

    No, this is not satire. It’s a measure of how terrified these people are that he is actually disavowing his own article that he wrote a week ago. Amazing.

    Today in Maoist Madness | Power Line (29 Sep)

  27. Speedbox

    Jeeezzus. Another on the woke bandwagon. From RT:

    Color-matching company Pantone has launched a new shade of red aimed at emboldening “people who menstruate.” But the woke gesture to ‘that time of the month’ left some women seeing red. ‘Period’ is a bold shade of red unveiled by Pantone on Tuesday. The company’s color palette is already used extensively in the design industry, and this latest addition is a collaboration between the company and Intimina, a Swedish firm that sells menstrual cups.

    “Period emboldens people who menstruate to feel proud of who they are,” reads a blurb from Pantone on Instagram. “To urge everyone, regardless of gender, to feel comfortable to talk spontaneously and openly about this pure and natural bodily function.”

    Pantone’s gender-neutral phrasing impressed literally nobody online, and angered some feminists, who took to Twitter to remind the company that only one gender has periods.

    “‘People who menstruate’ are supposed to feel ‘proud of who they are,’” one wrote. “Who are they, exactly? If they don’t even deserve a name, I doubt this pot of paint is going to make them feel proud.”

    Pantone’s new color is just one example of the woke brigade’s apparent war on the fairer sex. CNN was recently ridiculed online when it used the term “individuals with a cervix” when reporting new healthcare recommendations from the American Cancer Society. On the same day, ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling also angered the woke mob when she criticized a healthcare story that used the words “people who menstruate” in its headline.

  28. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Top Ender at 9:17 am:

    “It’s all happening in the NT! / aka greedy southern law company finds gold strike

    Compo claim seeks millions

    … NT News

    MEMBERS of the Stolen Generations in the NT could be in line for millions of dollars in compensation as part of a class-action lawsuit for being torn from their families by the Australian government.
    …”

    The end bit is the most amusing bit …

    “The information session runs between 4pm and 6pm at the Tracy Village Sports Club.”

    Two hours. Two hours? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! 🙄 😏 😊 😁 🤣

    The solicitors rubbing their hands together over the prospect of fabulous fee income during the next couple of years, now getting their excellent PowerPoint presentation ready to show their lovely “client” just how clever they intend to be, simply do not get it.

    All their lovely “client” is interested in is “Where’s me munneee? C’mon, hand it over ya white grunt”, which will take all of a quarter of a minute.

    About 3, or maybe 4, of the 5,000 lining up for the cash will have any idea why they are getting it. All they know is that the Big Man will be over there under the hoop pine, waiting for his cut, and then it’s off to the bottle-o.

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    Lots of pokies at the Tracy Village Sports Club.

    Just sayin’.

  30. Diogenes

    Cooking wars!

    If buying Bosch anything, make sure it is of German manufacture and not made in Turkey.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Emily’s List, a group within Labor supporting the careers of female politicians, has also called for the position to be filled by a woman.

    Ten percent of the popular of Victoria are morons. They should have their representation in parliament.

    Perhaps they already do.

  32. We are overrepresented in that demographic Dr.

  33. stackja

    ABC staff slammed for pay rise amid public service pay freeze
    ABC staff have defied calls to follow the lead of other public sector workers and have voted in favour of taking an immediate pay rise.

    Matthew Benns, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    September 30, 2020 1:53pm

    ABC staff have defied calls to follow the lead of other public sector workers and have voted in favour of taking an immediate pay rise.

    Communications Minister Paul Fletcher had urged ABC staff to follow a public service pay freeze because of the coronavirus pandemic and not take their scheduled two per cent pay increase.

    ABC chair Ita Buttrose offered ABC staffers the chance to vote on deferring the raise for six months to April 1. She said the $5 million saving would go instead to fund emergency broadcasting.

  34. Dr Faustus

    ABC staff have defied calls to follow the lead of other public sector workers and have voted in favour of taking an immediate pay rise.

    Good move.
    Grab it while it’s still there.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    ABC chair Ita Buttrose offered ABC staffers the chance to vote on deferring the raise for six months to April 1. She said the $5 million saving would go instead to fund emergency broadcasting.

    Shows the ABC isn’t interested in emergency broadcasting. ScoMo should take this as justification to remove $200 million from the ABC budget and use it to set up a dedicated emergency network run by the SES.

  36. Zyconoclast

    The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. The murder rate was down 0.2%.

    While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders from 1980-2008, their percentage continues to inch upwards, reaching 55.9% in 2019:

  37. Mother Lode

    ABC staff slammed for pay rise amid public service pay freeze
    ABC staff have defied calls to follow the lead of other public sector workers and have voted in favour of taking an immediate pay rise.

    Jackals squabbling over a carcass.

    They don’t even give a thought to the private sector where incomes and even jobs have taken been.

  38. stackja

    Search to locate two men after stolen truck crashes into bridge – Picton
    Wednesday, 30 September 2020 01:35:05 PM

    Police are searching for two men following a crash involving a stolen truck in Sydney’s south west earlier today.

    About 5.45am (Wednesday 30 September 2020), emergency services were called to Victoria Bridge on Prince Street, Picton, following reports a truck with a trailer had crashed into the bridge, causing significant damage.

    Officers from Camden Police Area Command attended and have been told that the male driver fled the scene in a vehicle, driven by a second male, prior to their arrival.

    It was last seen travelling south on Remembrance Drive.

    Further inquiries have revealed the truck involved in the crash was stolen from a nearby home earlier today.

    As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to the driver who may be able to assist with inquiries.

    He is described as being of African appearance, aged 20 to 30 years old, with a medium build, wearing an orange fluorescent long-sleeved shirt, dark blue pants and a dark cap.

    Police are also seeking information about the vehicle, described as a black BMW with a suspected paint job.

    Anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone with video or dashcam vision is urged to come forward.

    Prince Street remains closed and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

  39. wivenhoe

    ABC staff slammed for pay rise amid public service pay freeze
    ABC staff have defied calls to follow the lead of other public sector workers and have voted in favour of taking an immediate pay rise.

    Jackal

    As someone here has said before. fire them all! Salt the ground!

  40. Zyconoclast

    From last week

    Defund the police’ activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 sparking massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood claiming a gunman was on her property – but it was really a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun

    At least seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team sat down the street on standby

  41. DrBeauGan

    Defund the police’ activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 sparking massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood claiming a gunman was on her property – but it was really a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun

    At least seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team sat down the street on standby

    Why didn’t they tell her they couldn’t afford to get there?

  42. rickw

    3000 Aviation Security Identification Cards returned @ MEL so far….

  43. Ubique

    Long term Australian Labor Party luminary and highly popular Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisale sentenced to 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to 33 criminal offences including corruption, fraud and sexual assault.

  44. Speedbox

    rickw
    #3602460, posted on September 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    What does that mean rick? Are those pilot/co-pilot ID cards? If so, does it include other flight crew?

  45. Rex Anger

    @ Speedbox-

    If you have any role in the Aviation industry that requires being on the same side of an airport’s perimeter fece as the planes, or are a private pilot, you arerequired by law to have an ASIC.

    I am not sure how big Melborne Tullarmarine’s usual workforce is, nor how it is broken down by Airort/Airlines/AirServices Australia, etc., but 3000 is big numbers.

  46. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    not the bee. impossible to tell satire from reality these days….
    Kindergarten teacher loses his job after getting his eyeballs tattooed black

  47. BoN:

    Shows the ABC isn’t interested in emergency broadcasting. ScoMo should take this as justification to remove $200 million from the ABC budget and use it to set up a dedicated emergency network run by the SES.

    Very good point.
    Perhaps it could be the nucleus of a revamped Civil Defence that wasn’t interested in ‘education’ about smoking, or gender inequality, or the myriad social awareness programs that have infested the old one.
    Buy an old mine site that still has the facilities and you have an isolation camp for the next epidemic.

  48. rickw

    rickw
    #3602460, posted on September 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    What does that mean rick? Are those pilot/co-pilot ID cards? If so, does it include other flight crew?

    This covers all persons who work air-side, so covers everyone from baggage handlers to pilots. This therefore represents the absolute minimum of job losses at the airport. eg. Some people won’t have handed in their cards yet, others potentially didn’t require security cards for their jobs, eg. Worked in land side non secure areas.

  49. JMH

    Struth – on your blocks:

    You’ve just watched tonigh’s Peta Credlin’s editorial, right? Tear it apart.

    Go.

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    Best news for months!

    NARRABRI’S $3.6 BILLION COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT (Ncl news)

    A controversial coal seam gas project, which could provide up to half of the state’s gas needs, has been given the green light.

    Lots of wailing from the usual suspects who were “gutted”. I do hope NSW plod arrests the inevitable protesters and incarcerate them all on Norfolk Island. Is the convict gaol still there?

  51. Ed Case

    ***Emily’s List, a group within Labor supporting the careers of female politicians, has also called for the position to be filled by a woman.***
    Not sure that’s correct.
    Emily’s List supports female Politicians who’ve openly spoken out for Abortion.

  52. rickw

    100+ voluntary redundancies finished up today.

    Many many more to come over the next month.

  53. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From rickw at 6:25 pm:

    “100+ voluntary redundancies finished up today.”

    … at the proposed Narrabri mine? At the Bureau of Meteorology? At Catallaxy?

    Where?

  54. Top Ender

    “100+ voluntary redundancies finished up today.”

    The Joe Biden Volunteer Autocue Club?

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Channel Nein.
    Covered George “Seven-nil” Pell’s departure last night.
    Covered him almost arriving in Rome tonight.
    The reporterette had clearly been told to beef up the “get Pell” rhetoric.
    Tonight we were told he “sneaked out of the country in the dead of night.”
    No.
    He caught a scheduled flight.
    Nein reads the Cat.

  56. incoherent rambler

    The Bureau of Meteorology has declared a La Niña is officially underway, signalling we could be in for a wet spring and summer.

    Expect the opposite.

  57. notafan

    It’s pouring rain here.

  58. Bruce of Newcastle

    Expect the opposite.

    Haha, not this time. The admission that la Nina is here is something the climate crazies at the BoM would have had to spit out like a rancid lemon. The data says yep, la Nina and global cooling. Ain’t that weird climate kiddies?

  59. MatrixTransform

    cool again.
    tomatoes slow
    wisteria not robust
    ground not warm
    similar to last year, prolly cooler by just a bit.

    then eventually it’ll get hot and some old shit will catch fire

    and the gibber will start again

  60. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From stackja at 4:08 pm:

    ” …
    Police … searching for two men following a crash … stolen truck in Sydney’s south west … today.

    … truck with a trailer had crashed into the bridge, causing significant damage.

    … male driver fled the scene in a vehicle, driven by a second male, prior to their arrival.

    … inquiries have revealed the truck … was stolen from a nearby home …

    … police would like to speak to kneel before and wash the feet of the driver who may be able to assist with inquiries.

    He is described as being of African appearance, aged 20 to 30 years old …”

    The U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council says:

    “Violent crime remains an ever-present threat in South Africa … . Common crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, carjacking, home invasion, property theft, smash and grab, and ATM robbery. Armed robbery is the most prevalent major crime in South Africa, most often involving organized gangs armed with handguns and/or knives. … has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.

    and on and on it goes.

    This is where our clever immigration girlses and boyses go shopping for Australia’s strength, which is its diversity, evidently.

  61. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From notafan at 6:55 pm:

    “Where Rick works?”

    Oh good, I’ll consult my list of where people posting on a dinky little blog site I visit occasionally work.

  62. calli

    Nein reads the Cat.

    He did leave under a cloud though.

    Before reaching cruising altitude.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    Man. Just read the debate thread.

    Some crazy shit in there.

  64. notafan

    Sorry Mick
    I thought Rick might come back and say.
    I think it’s at Melbourne airport so redundancies not surprising.

  65. Sinclair Davidson

    In the last year or so there was a story about a dispute between a big tech company (IIRC either Google or Facebook) where the head of HR sent out a company memo saying that if employees had a severe differences in cultural value with that of the company they should seek to sever ties with the company.

    Does anyone remember which company, what the incident was, and maybe provide a link?

  66. feelthebern

    Pretty sure it was google post the the chap sharing his thoughts on minorities & STEM careers.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    Was it the Google memo?

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    The only one I can think of is James Damore and Google

  69. notafan

    James Damore at Google maybe

    I can’t see anything exactly on point at Facebook

  70. Sinclair Davidson

    The google women-in-STEM memo was in 2017.

    The incident I’m thinking of is more recent – employees behaving as though they were management and being told off.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sinc – I can’t find a 100% match, but it sounds like it could be either Facebook’s happy clappy culture or Google’s tangle with James Damore.

    Inside Facebook’s ‘cult-like’ workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time (Jan, 2019)

    By Firing the Google Memo Author [Damore], the Company Confirms His Thesis (Aug 2017)

    I also checked Twitter but nothing seemed relevant. This comment isn’t on the money, but may prompt your memory.

  72. rickw

    D-Day, restored, stabilised, colourised:

  73. Sinclair Davidson

    Thanks for that.

  74. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The incident I’m thinking of is more recent – employees behaving as though they were management and being told off.

    wasnt sirius employees and the joe rogan podcast?

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another one in that area:

    Why Amazon pays employees $5,000 to quit (May, 2018)

    Amazonians are well known to have to pee into waterbottles and work like Trojans, so it might be Amazon.

  76. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From notafan at 8:07 pm:

    “Sorry Mick
    I thought Rick might come back and say.
    I think it’s at Melbourne airport so redundancies not surprising.”

    Thank you Notafan.

    On potentially useful information such as this, during a period such as we are experiencing, I am interested in detail more substantial than, e.g., “gasoline costs $1.06 per litre here” as I attempt to assess business direction.

    At least we’ve now narrowed it down to “100+ redundancies” in one of the 57 or 93 different commercial activities on the 6,580 acre Tullamarine Airport – could be in anything from the wind sock maintenance crew to the Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited executive dining room wine buyers. 😄

  77. rickw

    Sorry Mick
    I thought Rick might come back and say.
    I think it’s at Melbourne airport so redundancies not surprising.

    +100 plus at company I work for, estimate is another 200 by end of October. I work at airport but that’s only one branch.

    APAM I think are reporting +50 redundancies.

    3,000 ASIC passes surrendered i.e. that’s the minimum number that don’t work at the airport anymore across all services and companies.

  78. Rex Anger

    I think there was another tech company too, late last year. If I could oy remember the ne,Breitbart’s archives would be so much more forthcoming…

  79. Helen

    There was also the publishers of JK Rowling’s latest book where the wukkas said they didn’t want to taint their dainties with the work, and threw their skirts over their heads but not sure the outcome on that one.

  80. Helen

    There was whitehaven coal? where the minority shareholders tried to get the company to put a date to divestment of coal or something and the board came back very strongly and put them in their place.

    And the minority shareholders tried to sack Mrs Harvey at an AGM as well.

  81. Sinclair Davidson

    From memory its either Facebook after Zuck said that he did not want to censor political advertising or the staff revolt at Google. But I just can’t find the exact story. I’ve been trawling from the WSJ – where I probably would have read the story.

  82. rickw:

    3,000 ASIC passes surrendered i.e. that’s the minimum number that don’t work at the airport anymore across all services and companies.

    Those numbers, while not big, aren’t small either.
    The economic damage is slowly being unearthed.

  83. Zippy:

    Would the Chinese People fight for their country?

    Given the alternative, why would they not?

  84. Zyconoclast

    Australian mining company Piedmont Lithium has signed a five-year supply deal with Tesla, with the option to extend the contract for an additional five years.
    Around one third of Piedmont’s high-grade lithium ore will be delivered to Tesla from the company’s North Carolina mine, which produces around 160,000 tonnes each year.

  85. K2

    Biden being laughed out of the 1988 presidential race. 5 mins

  86. Rex Anger

    @ Sinc-

    I believe one of the smaller news aggregators faced an internal blackmail attempt also, my Doomlord. Threats about changing the racial makeup of the board and editors to make Journalista of Colour feel safer and included, and all that sort of thing.

    I believe it was a Breitbart story, or at least was linked through them.

  87. Leo G

    From memory its either Facebook after Zuck said that he did not want to censor political advertising or…

    Sounds like the Facebook staff work-at-home walkout over Trump’s tweet “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”- back in June.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    Vic Labor, covering itself in glory (the Hun):

    ‘The Victorian Labor Party has lost more than a quarter of its members overnight, after a ban on cash payments. It comes as a brawl has ­broken out within the Premier’s own faction over who will replace former Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, who resigned over the hotel quarantine debacle, in the upper house.

    ‘Senior figures claim Energy Minister Lily Ambrosio is making calls at the behest of the Premier to rally support behind staffer Prue Stewart.

    ‘Ms Stewart on Wednesday received special consideration to run for the spot despite not being a member of the Labor Party.’

  89. Snoopy

    NZ PM debate:

    Ardern promised to declare a climate emergency if she was elected for another term, eradicate child poverty and move towards subsidising sanitary products for girls and women.

    Who wouldn’t want a permanent state of emergency and the end of child poverty?

    If Jacinda promised to subsidise sanitary products for men who menstruate she would have my vote if I was one of the wrong white crowd.

  90. vlad

    To poach an egg well it must be fresh. Ideally one would have it straight from the hen.

  91. Zyconoclast

    Armenia says one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkish jet in a major escalation of the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
    The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being hit by the Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space.
    Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the conflict, has denied the claim.

  92. feelthebern

    Baku is the STI capital of the world.

  93. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Given the alternative, why would they not?

    chinese are extremely lame, they wont fight for their rights or freedoms, but they’ll happily be frog marched into a meat grinder

  94. Rex Anger

    Not quite what I think I was after, but close. Gawker fell in its arse in early 2019.

    The Daily Beast article it references is amusing for the writers’ justifications for their flounces. Cookie-cutter SJW stuff.

  95. Steve trickler

    Jun 16, 2020. Texas street racing. 21:26. Finding the time to catch up and discovering some classics.

    The recent Viper clip I posted was from a month ago. Hello, Delta. 👌



  96. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From sfw at 10:00 am:

    “Cooking Wars! Well the first test is a poached egg, don’t use vinegar, no glad wrap, no spinning the water, nothing but simmering water and fresh eggs.
    The white must be cooked, the yolk warm, melted and creamy and the appearance should be all white with just the shape to show where the yolk is. Served on toasted crusty bread on a warm plate,”

    Mrs Mick, lucky girl that she is, is obsessive about presenting perfect poached eggs – continuous compulsive hand washing type obsessive. She had never seen the things before landing in Australia.

    I am unsure of the reason – one of my dear sisters may have extolled our mother’s world class ability in this much valued service to the family (before carking it and leaving me here alone with my thoughts – how rude!), perhaps that was emphasised by her careful study of breakfast chefs at work at the table in hotels where we have stayed.

    She sits and carefully watches Anthony Bourdain, Bobby Chinn, Andrew Zimmern – travels the world with them; and watches avidly the cooking contest shows on free to air. She cooks like an expert, a family trait, with instinctive excellence and uses all manner of taste ingredients grown by herself to create masterpieces. She is, however, her own most demanding critic.

  97. twostix

    Mrs Mick, lucky girl that she is, is obsessive about presenting perfect poached eggs – continuous compulsive hand washing type obsessive. She had never seen the things before landing in Australia.

    I am unsure of the reason – one of my dear sisters may have extolled our mother’s world class ability in this much valued service to the family (before carking it and leaving me here alone with my thoughts – how rude!), perhaps that was emphasised by her careful study of breakfast chefs at work at the table in hotels where we have stayed.

    She sits and carefully watches Anthony Bourdain, Bobby Chinn, Andrew Zimmern – travels the world with them; and watches avidly the cooking contest shows on free to air. She cooks like an expert, a family trait, with instinctive excellence and uses all manner of taste ingredients grown by herself to create masterpieces. She is, however, her own most demanding critic.

    Leigh Lowe, this is why we let Memoryvault hang around you know.

    Without the likes of him here…it’s this.

  98. Rex Anger

    Leigh Lowe, this is why we let Memoryvault hang around you know.

    Without the likes of him here…it’s this.

    Exactly.

    Too much wholesomeness, not enough cowbell…

    Where are mUnted, Edge Lord or Jack Hunt (aka Numbers) when you need them?

  99. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh Lowe, this is why we let Memoryvault hang around you know.

    Oh?
    And what do you think of this?

    MemoryFault

    #3591932, posted on September 20, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Well, I guess I’ll just have to go back to my new hobby.
    Collecting contact details for RMIT staff, employees and students.
    They’re not openly published at the RMIT website, but if you hunt around you can find a few.
    I’ve got over twenty already!

    We’ll see how that pans out for you in two weeks and six days.
    Say hello to the wife and kids for me.

  100. Old School Conservative

    Would the Chinese People fight for their country?

    Oh no.
    A conscription thread.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Keep going there twostix.
    Buy into the Faulty thing.
    The more the merrier.
    I am not sure you understand what you are jumping into.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Where are mUnted, Edge Lord or Jack Hunt (aka Numbers) when you need them?

    Numbers is working on his new book “Le Duan and Le Duc Tho – Their Part in My Victory.”

  103. Infidel Tiger

    Did Faulty get ejected?

  104. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3602852, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Let sleeping dogs lie, LL.

    Vlad.
    Who was first to raise it?
    Twice in the last two days we have had people pulling the “poor old Faulty line”.
    I can demonstrate that the Fault-line pre-dates recent skirmishes here by at least 30 years.
    I can go there if you like?

  105. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Aaahhh twostix. You do well with your hatred for a stranger, keeping it distant ‘n all.

    That is a good idea.

  106. Arky

    I can go there if you like?

    ..
    That’s OK. Thanks anyway.

  107. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From vlad at 10:13 pm:

    “Let sleeping dogs lie, LL.”

    Why? 😁

  108. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3602856, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Did Faulty get ejected?

    Either that or had a huge flounce.
    Posted something pretty atrocious which Sinc deleted, then posted the thinly veiled threat copied above which, interestingly, Sinc left on record.

  109. Infidel Tiger

    Wish I’d been here.

    I would have hospitalised him.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3602854, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Let lying dogs sleep LL.

    I expect nothing better from a UN sponsored WEF paid up Liberal flunky!!!

  111. Farmer Gez

    The Dictator declares that all abattoirs need to test 25% of the workforce each week.
    Why 25%?
    Why not 10 or 3o?
    The wave of the great leaders hand and a shit load of extra work, unrelated to their actual job, is thrust upon industry.
    The sickness we have is little men with big egos loving the fact they can play god with people’s lives.

  112. vlad

    I can go there if you like?

    No, thanks. Sinc said he didn’t want discussion on this issue. I don’t care either way but I don’t want to see others fall foul of his edict.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    Standby IT.
    I am just checking a few things, but I have a conspiracy theory from 1989 which is a corker.
    Pretty much the same old shit, except this one features the CIA and MI5 instead of Gates-UN-WEF.
    But our hero was centre stage back then too.

  114. Arky

    There were harder people to scroll than MF.
    He lost it there at the end though.
    If Davidson isn’t that fussed and wants it left alone, why not?

  115. vlad

    I’ve had a long day. Hope to see you all in the morning. For now, good night.

  116. Steve trickler

    For those that missed it. Suss it out in full. Crafty work. You’ll need 15 minutes.

    Truth be told. I thought the last song was sung by a lady with a raspy voice. Geez, I got that wrong when I investigated. Very wrong lol.



  117. MatrixTransform

    interested in detail more substantial than, e.g., “gasoline costs $1.06 per litre here” as I attempt to assess business direction.

    If you want me to change the globe in the light at the end of the tunnel … recommend you place an order now.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3602871, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I can go there if you like?

    No, thanks. Sinc said he didn’t want discussion on this issue. I don’t care either way but I don’t want to see others fall foul of his edict.

    Firstly, get onto Twostix for raising it in the first place.
    Secondly, Sinc has no ban on linking to public domain articles which have been published elsewhere.
    Thirdly, don’t be a Cat hall monitor.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3602873, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    There were harder people to scroll than MF.
    He lost it there at the end though.
    If Davidson isn’t that fussed and wants it left alone, why not?

    Pretty happy with that Arky.
    Until the revisionism starts.
    Then the gloves come off.

  120. Zyconoclast

    Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey

    A hydrogen-powered train has travelled on Britain’s rail network for the first time.
    The prototype, called the Hydroflex, made a 25-mile round trip in Warwickshire, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph.
    Its next phase is to move the hydrogen tanks, fuel cell and battery out of a carriage and stash them underneath the train.
    The aim is for the train to start carrying paying passengers by the end of 2021.

  121. Well, at least the market hasn’t crashed and the election has not been called yet.

    Old mate had been warned his urging over recent weeks was stupid, he did not listen. IIRC, many people were thinking “WTF!” a week or so ago.

    I think it has more to do with stupid ideas and being an egomaniac rather than a “slow decline over 12-15 months”

    With all due respect, this thing is finished now.

  122. vlad

    I’d be sorry to see you smote, that’s all, Leigh, and for no good reason.

  123. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3602885, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I’d be sorry to see you smote, that’s all, Leigh, and for no good reason.

    Fear not.
    There can be no smoting for quoting periodicals which are kept on file in the National Library.
    Stay tuned.

  124. Zyconoclast

    Japan orders military pilots to report UFO sightings
    Despite the Defense Ministry claiming there have been no official reports of military personnel encountering unidentified flying objects, UFO watchers insist that Japan is a hotbed of extraterrestrial activity.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3602873, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    There were harder people to scroll than MF.
    He lost it there at the end though

    Arky.
    What I am saying is that sometimes we see through a small window.
    The perception that “he lost it there at the end” only considers what we saw at the Cat over the last couple of years.
    But what if the same stuff has been published via various outlets for years, even before Catallaxy existed?
    Are people here responsible for that?
    Or are we just another station on the conspiracy trainline?

  126. Bruce in WA

    I never thought of HR as particularly physically attractive; I could be wrong

  127. Infidel Tiger

    circularlogic
    @leftbreaks
    ·
    15m
    Replying to
    @amlivemon
    Bob Johnson from BET just came on CNBC and endorsed Trump. Becky and Andrew were so stunned they could barely form coherent questions.

    This is huge.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    So, wasn’t Bob Johnson all-in for slavery reparations?

  129. DrBeauGan

    This is huge.

    Give us a link, IT.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Oh, and IT, have you abdicated?
    No longer Tiger King?

  131. Arky

    Who’s Bob Johnson?
    Sounds like a porn name.

  132. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So, wasn’t Bob Johnson all-in for slavery reparations?

    Can someone explain the issue of “slavery reparations” to me? A generation that never owned slaves pays reparations to a generation that has never been slaves?

  133. Infidel Tiger

    Sinc made me change back when he banned me.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3602930, posted on September 30, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Sinc made me change back when he banned me.

    Fuck, what did you do?
    Listen, leave me alone.
    Or at least, just put me in hospital.
    For Christ’s sake, man, I beg you, don’t put me in a Victorian nursing home.

  135. Lazlo

    Robert Johnson was a delta blues singer, but that was way before this nonsense, which would make MLK Jnr turn in his grave.

    What happened to: I have a dream?

  136. gafa

    rickw
    #3602560, posted on September 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
    …job losses at the airport. eg. Some people won’t have handed in their cards yet, others potentially didn’t require security cards for their jobs, eg. Worked in land side non secure areas.

    Yes many like hire car companies, Skybus etc would be doing it pretty tough. I wonder if the vicgov is contractually obligated to cover Skybus somehow, probably not, but those big red double-deckers can’t be cheap to have sitting around.
    Melbourne Airport was claiming to directly and indirectly support in excess of 150,000 jobs in Victoria so many of those folks must have taken a big unexpected hit, like from a giant meteorite coming out of nowhere.

  137. Apparently President Trump has had a few raccoons trained to attack lefty reporters at the White House.
    So far, there have been no fatalities although one of the raccoons has had rabies treatment commenced.

  138. gafa

    Rep Ullman (D) caught on hot mic talking about mask wearing as political theater, 20sec.

    https://youtu.be/2utNSrKuGzM

  139. What’s with the B/W photo of Biden up top, and the two vertical lines running through it? Is it some sort of artifact? I’ve not seen it before, and it curiously enough goes through the pupil of his eye.
    I’ll try to link it…

  140. feelthebern

    That’s good Garrison.

  141. feelthebern

    Palantir listed today.
    PLTR.

  142. Ed Case

    It’s pathetic that a US Presidential Debate is a topic for Aussie cartoonists and worse that they’re afraid to
    independent position.
    KKK hat?
    The KKK hasn’t been a factor in Presidential elections since 1924.

  143. Ed Case

    Farmer Gez
    #3602868, posted on September 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm
    ***The Dictator declares that all abattoirs need to test 25% of the workforce each week.***
    They’re tonguein’ to shut down domestic Beef and Lamb and never reopen.
    How are the gunshops going. Any of them reopened yet?

  144. notafan

    On like Donkey Kong on Twitter.

    Hillsong employee put out personal tweet on official account calling Trump a bully. Brian disowned comment and the crowd went wild.

    Also looks like Joe Biden put out tweet during the debate. Oops.

  145. notafan

    Supermarket near me had a case, if you could call it that, a customer. Very, very quiet there yesterday.
    guardian on vic latest. Notice panic about Anglesea sewerage (for which taxpayers have spent 3 million dollars)

  146. notafan

    And the bleeding obvious, if you’ve identified high risk work places and you’re going to test them to death then why can’t low risk workplaces with implemented covid plans reopen?

  147. notafan

    And another thing. Mikakos put out eradication tweet. People within thread debating meaning. ‘She made a mistake ‘ yeh sure.

    Andrews comes out and says not our policy.

    Clearly intentional. Warning shot? Return of serve? We’ll be waiting and watching.

    Cushy job in six months?

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Sadly I hit the farter about ten minutes before last night’s rewriting of history started.

    Didn’t take long. This is the exact reason some people today look back and say to one another ‘Well, he did say some pretty silly things from time to time but you know what – that Stalin chap wasn’t too bad.’

    IT(K) at 10.22 – perfect!

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    There are some important dates coming up this weekend too.

    Very, very important ones.

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    Blower (phrasing) is taking a leaf or two out of Leak’s book with his BoJo, who seems to have developed Andrews-Sutton Syndrome.

    ‘Activity X is banned, except for the following 20 exemptions. Details of exceptions to those exemptions will be broadcast this afternoon, and again tomorrow. Zero tolerance.’

  151. notafan

    KD. Not just that. LL had no part in what happened. It was a specific unprompted out of nowhere completely inappropriate tweet. If you didn’t see it, bad luck.

  152. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh I saw it nota.

    And remembered. Like Pepperidge Farms remembers.

  153. notafan

    You did, not the revisionists?

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    I saw that post, and recognised it for what it was.

    ‘Twas on a scrollback because I’d been out, but I saw.

  155. mh

    Paywalled Courier

    ALLEGED GANG MEMBERS MAY BE DEPORTED AFTER DEADLY ATTACK
    At least four of the men involved in a violent alleged gang attack on Brisbane’s northside, that left a teenager dead, may be deported if found guilty of murder.

  156. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ding dong
    Comey says new information that Hillary Clinton drummed up Russia controversy to vilify Trump ‘doesn’t ring a bell’
    Chairman Lindsey Graham asked Comey about the newly declassified information released Tuesday

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    Dunno if Dan Andrews will go the ‘more time with family’ path. He may well remain waaaaay up on his cross playing the victim, until he’s broken on it. The Hun:

    ‘Premier Daniel Andrews has slapped down suggestions he should resign in the wake of the hotel quarantine inquiry during a tense exchange.

    ‘It comes after lawyers assisting Justice Coate told the board of inquiry they could “comfortably find” the program failed in its objectives and in doing so led to the deaths of 768 people.

    ‘WorkSafe has also been approached to consider whether government politicians and public servants could be held responsible for workplace manslaughter.

    ‘When asked on Wednesday if the CEO of a private company would be expected to resign if their businesses was linked to as many deaths, Mr Andrews pushed back.

    ‘He said he was not a “corporate commentator” and the inquiry was yet to release its report.’

    Except he was very much a corporate commentator when the industrial manslaughter legislation was coming through, and which he never imagined would potentially be used against him.

  158. notafan

    KD he won’t go til pushed. Must be furious. So close to beating the wicked virus and all he gets is whinging.

    Judicial enquiry didn’t quite turn out as planned. Jenny won’t stay under the bus. Adem finally having something to say and the curfew case getting extremely awkward.

    IStandWithDanAndrews continue to kid themselves and him that Victorian (except LNP and BSC) still inside love bubble.

    Yeah nah

  159. rickw

    Zeducation, 13:14, debate wrap up:

  160. feelthebern

    There are some important dates coming up this weekend too.

    Please remind me.
    I know the secret not secret federal budget on Tuesday evening was also pivotal.
    Or was it….

  161. herodotus

    Best article from American Thinker today:
    Two Crucial Things Emerged From The First Debate.

  162. notafan

    The bullying of Rachel Baxendale over the mask question was outstanding in revealing stupidity of the Dan follow mob.

    Katy Barnett put it very well in article where she described her experience being told to keep walking when stopped for break during one hour of exercise.

    One the directive is silent on taking a break and two a law ought to enforced because it provides some positive benefit. Taking a break puts no-one at risk What is the benefit to anyone of wearing a mask when there is no-one within cooee?

    Someone told me police officer said to them while drinking coffee you are supposed to remask between each sip. Presumably same goes for having a smoke or eating a burger.

    Esoteric indeed.

  163. MatrixTransform

    KKK hat?

    So Sad Case, it sounds like you’re saying that cartoonists are literally white supremacists.

    your non sequiturs need secateurs

  164. MatrixTransform

    There are some important dates coming up this weekend too

    as well as Doomsday the 6th being especially auspicious for me, it turns out that it is also hard rubbish.

    winning!

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    Look, if you want to be a flamingly faaaaabulous person that’s fine. You can stop with the institutionalised pooferyphobia though, because if anything it’s a big fat plus on your CV.

    Flaunting your enthusiasm for penii muddies the waters in other issues, devaluing both.

    ‘Exclusive: A gay policeman who claimed he was the victim of a toxic culture of homophobia in NSW Police after he was sacked for allegedly taking recreational drugs has won a legal battle to get his job back.

    ‘The Full Bench of the Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the NSW Police Commissioner against the reinstatement of Sergeant George Zisopoulos.

    ‘The ruling brings to an end a five-year legal battle which, with a string of other related cases, has cost police more than $1.5 million.

    ‘It is second time the NSW Police have lost an appeal challenging a landmark legal decision that Mr Zisopoulos had been “unfairly” and “unjustly” sacked on the basis of a hair follicle drug test.’

    Hair follicles are industry best practice in determining whether various substances are or have been in your system. It does not differentiate how they got there. I don’t know what substances this dude is said to have taken, but contact exposure to cannabis is very common.

    Really difficult to achieve the same with cocaine and other powders/tabs, and really roolly difficult with crystalline stuff like amphets/meth. However – there would appear to be enough doubt for a court not to back it in, so that should be the end of it.

    The problem NSW plod have is – this is now the automatic defence for all its druggies.

  166. feelthebern

    The DNC don’t want Joe to win.
    They want a clear field for Michelle Obama in 2024.
    It will be Hope & Change 2.0.
    & unlike Stuttering Joe, she doesn’t have 47 years in Washington to pick over.
    Just her sex change.

  167. Knuckle Dragger

    Hahaaa. #2 Ted.

    Another one for the memory rolodex.

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    More on the 23 million year old Maltese shark tooth scandal:

    ‘Malta has backflipped on plans to retrieve a 23 million year old shark tooth that was gifted to Prince George by Sir David Attenborough.

    ‘Sir Attenborough gave the artefact — believed to be from the prehistoric animal Carcharocles megalodon up to almost three times the length of a great white shark — to the young future king during a visit to Kensington Palace last week.

    ‘He originally found during a holiday in Malta in the late 1960s. Malta’s culture minister, Jose Herrera, yesterday promised to “get the ball rolling” to get it back.

    ‘But the government has now backtracked on the plan.

    ‘“Further to the initial remarks as reported in the Maltese media, Minister Herrera would like to reiterate that no action was initiated or will be taken on the issue,” a culture ministry spokesperson told CNN.’

    Pollies walking back hardline statements made in the belief they’ll make them popular. Never, ever seen that before.

  169. calli

    Top O’ the mornin, Cats!

    Finally, the planets have aligned. Rowe’s obsession is also yesterday’s major news story in Oz.

    I knew he could do it if he just waited long enough.

  170. Dettol Donny is running out of friends in the Jooish community.

    NEW YORK – Joowish groups slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for telling a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys, to “stand down and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.

  171. Dettol Donny is running out of friends in the Joowish community.

    NEW YORK – Joowish groups slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for telling a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys, to “stand down and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.

  172. Snoopy

    NEW YORK – Joowish groups slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for telling a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys, to “stand down and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.

    No lie is too big for the Left.

  173. Farmer Gez

    At the Grampians on the weekend and quite a few people ditched the masks as they walked up the trails and a group of uni kids didn’t bother with them in the picnic area.

    No Karens in sight.

    I’m wondering how mask enthusiasts explain the second wave in Europe with mask wearing so widespread and compulsory in some cases.
    The higher infection rates this time show zero mask impact.
    Is there a doctor in the house?

  174. lotocoti

    Anyone want to get on the military industrial gravy train?
    Mulling over some vision from the slow Armenia Azerbaijan boil, some rough outlines for the environmentally friendly, solar powered, biodegradable Irukandji have begun to form.
    Think of an inflatable PV embedded low viz lifting body riding thermals, looking for trouble.
    (For marketing purposes, phrases like Autonomous Loiter Drone and Joint Terminal Munition won’t be used.)

  175. Twostix

    If you three (leigh and side kick knuckle) feel guilty about your perceived part in mv’s shitting himself you should probably deal with that instead of patrolling the blog 24/7 trying to tag-team bully people into having the correct opinion (or not make tame jokes about ) the matter.

    The cov19 henpecking gang supplied the attention and encouraged the whole thing for months and so, by the laws of parenting, you’re all just as bad as he is.

  176. Cassie of Sydney

    “NEW YORK – Joowish groups slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for telling a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys, to “stand down and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.”

    I have no doubt that those “Joooish groups” are far-left progressive groups.

  177. Mater

    NEW YORK – Joowish groups slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for telling a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys, to “stand down and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.

    I was curious about this “white supremacy” group, so I googled a non-too-complimentary article from the Washington Post. An article titled “Who are the Proud Boys, the group Trump told to ‘stand back and stand by’?“.

    Imagine my surprise when the article stated:

    “Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio said the president’s mention has been great for recruiting and recognition — the Proud Boys put out a call for people interested in joining to reach out — but he lamented that the national conversation linked his group with white supremacy.

    Given his name, said chairman might have some credibility in this regard.

    The article continued by using weasel words to justify this tenuous link:

    Created in 2016 by a former Vice magazine co-founder, the group has become a fixture at political demonstrations around the country, often showing up wielding batons, bear spray and firearms, ready to do battle with their perceived enemies in the far-left antifa movement. Leaders say they disavow racism, though the Proud Boys have ties to white supremacists and sometimes use nationalist rhetoric common among hate groups.

    So they oppose the left, so some unfounded ‘ties’ and patriotic statements make them ‘racist’?

    Note: Not supporting them (nor condemning them), just doing a bit of fact checking. Bob sees Nazis around every corner…and on every page.

  178. No lie is too big for the Left.


    Let’s check a few facts.

    Did Trump create the ‘greatest economy?’ Gross domestic product and job numbers are the main measures of US economic health. Trump has touted both, as well as a chart-topping stock market, as proof of his success. But his claims are misleading. In Trump’s favor, US unemployment hit a 50-year low of 3.5 percent in December 2019. In January this year, however, before states imposed lockdowns to try and contain the coronavirus, the Labor Department issued an update that was less positive; revised numbers showed job growth slowed significantly in the first three years of Trump’s presidency. Some 6.5 million jobs were added between 2017 and 2019 — 2.109m, 2.314m (in 2018, Trump’s best year) and 2.096m. This compared to more than eight million jobs — 3.004m, 2.72m and 2.345m — in the three prior years, under Obama.

    Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Growth measured by GDP has not set records under Trump. The best year of his presidency saw a three-percent rise in 2018, compared to 3.1 percent in 2015 under Obama. As recently as 2004 and 2005, under president George W. Bush, the economy grew 3.8 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively. None of these three presidents have run close to reaching a historic high; the 1950s and 1960s saw years when growth was more than five percent annually.

    The stock market US stocks reached historic highs under Trump. When he entered office on January 20, 2017 the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 19,827.25 points. The index peaked on February 12, 2020, at 29,551.42 points. But as business confidence plunged with the pandemic the Dow Jones cratered and closed at 19,173.98 on March 20, 2020, ending the index’s worst week since 2008. Much of that lost ground has been recovered. On September 29, the Dow closed at 27,452.66. When percentage growth during Trump’s tenure is compared with Obama’s, however, a very different picture emerges. Obama inherited a market in the depths of the global financial crisis. The Dow Jones was at 7,949.09 points. By the start of his second term in 2013 it had risen to 13,649.70. When he left office the index had more than doubled, registering cumulative growth of 148.3 percent. In the 44 months of Trump’s first term the Dow Jones has grown 38.5 percent, in total.

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s what Trump said about the Proud Boys:

    “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. You’ll have to give me a definition cause I really don’t know who they are” Trump said before departing the White House on Wednesday.

    “I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work… But again, I don’t know who Proud Boys are, but whoever they are they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work.” Trump said as he left the White House for Minnesota.

    I don’t see what is controversial about that, especially since as far as I know the Proud Boys haven’t burned down anything, unlike Antifa and BLM. Was the guy who was assassinated by the Antifa nutter one of them?

    And I have to confess I have no idea of who they are either, just that the Mayor of Portland doesn’t like them. I thought they were the Boogaloo Bois, but then the latter came out as Hamas supporters.

    Trump Says Proud Boys Should “Stand Down, Let Law Enforcement Work” After Debate Backlash (30 Sep)

  180. mh

    The only white supremacist I am aware of is Richard Spencer, and he has declared he will be voting Democratic.

  181. Cassie of Sydney

    “Twostix
    #3603050, posted on October 1, 2020 at 8:15 am”

    Not true….MV had a “seizure” of sorts back in January of this year…well before the Covid outbreak. It is all on record for those wishing to avail themselves of the facts. He absented himself from the site for a couple of months. I don’t believe in speaking badly about people who are no longer here but at the same time let us not distort the facts. He isn’t a victim here….but then no one is. I don’t believe that the open forum is a place if you are fragile…emotionally or psychologically.

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    “mh
    #3603060, posted on October 1, 2020 at 8:27 am
    The only white supremacist I am aware of is Richard Spencer, and he has declared he will be voting Democratic.”

    That’s right…Spencer thinks Donald Trump is too close to those pesky Jooos. Richard Spencer and the racist from Toowoomba have things in common.

  183. Snoopy

    How fucked up is America? Its highest profile ‘white supremecist’ group is more racially diverse than self-described anti racist Antifa.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Did Trump create the ‘greatest economy?’ Gross domestic product and job numbers are the main measures of US economic health. Trump has touted both, as well as a chart-topping stock market, as proof of his success. But his claims are misleading.

    Haha. No they’re not. They are absolutely true. The US GDP under Trump was the largest of any country ever. African-American unemployment was the lowest on record. The stock market was the highest on record.

    Of course along came the Chinese releasing their war virus, the Democrat granny killers and Antifa/BLM murderers and city burners. All of which are lefties.

    Why are lefties so evil Numbers?

  185. mh

    That’s right…Spencer thinks Donald Trump is too close to those pesky Jooos. Richard Spencer and the racist from Toowoomba have things in common.

    Has anyone seen Bob and Richard in the same room at the same time?

  186. Rex Anger

    @ Jack Hunt-

    Let’s check a few facts

    Obama didn’t build that. And nor did flooding marlets with minimum-wage foreign workers for big business actually create ‘jobs.’ Lies, damned lies and statistics, Bob…

    It’s as if the Jack Hunt himself is still trapped in that projection tent at Nui Dat, forever playing that Super 8 footage of Hanoi Jane riding a gun barrel while declaring that North Vietnam was just defending itself against Imperialist Capitalist Running Dog aggression…

    With all the forelock tugging that such a thing has generated, it is a wonder old Jack still has one to tug…

  187. Roger

    Contracted staff at Melbourne’s Southbank Novotel – Melbourne’s last quarantine hotel – were stood down mid-shift yesterday over concerns re poor infection control.

    Alfred Health was contracted to provide services at the quarantine hotel and it seems they in turn subcontracted Spotless to provide floor managers.

    The Victorian government has promised to provide extra training for Spotless staff.

    You’re in safe hands, Victorians.

  188. Zatara

    a white supremacy group, the Proud Boys,

    Meet one of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, who is Hispanic, not White.

    Or the ‘elder leaders’ of the Proud Boys, who most certainly are not White.

    ‘White supremacy’ is a term invented by BLM marxists to describe anyone who opposes them. Like ‘white guilt’ it is a handy, catchy term used to appeal to their ignorant, weak-minded useful idiots.

  189. Cassie of Sydney

    “‘White supremacy’ is a term invented by BLM marxists to describe anyone who opposes them. Like ‘white guilt’ it is a handy, catchy term used to appeal to their ignorant, weak-minded useful idiots.”

    Exactly….just like anyone is now smeared as “far-right” if you oppose the progressive left.

  190. mh

    The more I think about Trump’s performance at the Cleveland debate, the more I think he hit the right note.

    The pre election debates are a swamp institution. Swamp journalists trying to make the candidates conform to the swamp.

    Heartland America sent Trump to Washington to burn it down, not kowtow too it. The swamp has been trying to tear Trump down since he stepped onto the Trump Tower escalator. Now they say he has to shut up and let the swamp speak.

    HOW DARE YOU!

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