Monday Forum: October 19, 2020

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  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Trump out to [email protected]

    dropped another $5k at those odds

  2. OldOzzie says:

    Trump campaign cries foul over change in third debate focus from foreign policy

    President Trump’s reelection campaign is challenging a decision by Thursday’s presidential debate organizers to focus the discussion on a wider array of topics than initially agreed, charging the decision is “solely to insulate Biden from his own history.”

    In a tweet Monday, Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien published a letter addressed to the Commission on Presidential Debates calling for Thursday’s event to focus on foreign policy in line with “long-standing custom, and as had been promised” by the commission.

    The debate “was always billed as the ‘Foreign Policy Debate’ in the series of events agreed to by both the Trump campaign and Biden campaign many months ago,” Stepien’s letter reads. “We urge you to recalibrate the topics and return to subjects which had already been confirmed.”

  3. calli says:

    I want to give you guys a chance.

    No bets from me. 🙂

  4. OldOzzie says:

    Now look who’s playing politics with COVID-19

    The Australian Editorial

    For self-awareness, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews could well reflect on his choice of words in Monday’s unwarranted and extraordinary outburst against Josh Frydenberg.

    “It’s all about the politics with this bloke,” said Andrews. Clearly keeping politics out of it, the Labor Premier said the federal Treasurer was “not a leader, he’s just a Liberal”.

    And in his view, Mr Frydenberg, who lives in Melbourne and is responsible for JobKeeper and other measures that sustain Victoria’s feeble economic heartbeat, was “not for Victoria”.

    These are the words of frustration from a man who fears losing control.

    Having failed to fully deliver on his promise of a week ago to ease restrictions and get Victoria back to business, Mr Andrews has instead resorted to distraction, victimhood and partisan divide. He laments that opponents cannot appreciate the nuance of Victoria health modelling under which very low infection rates do not mean that things are safe.

    The Premier’s histrionic rebuke of visiting New Zealanders, who burst Victoria’s bubble, may have touched a xenophobic nerve in the electorate but it has been based on utter confusion. It should not have been news to Mr Andrews but Victoria’s health department website says the state’s borders are open to New Zealanders who travel via NSW. “If you are travelling from NZ and have passed all relevant immigration and biosecurity requirements as established by the federal government, NSW government and Northern Territory government, then you are able to travel to Victoria,” has been the official Victorian government position.

    For the cameras, Mr Andrews has been insisting that he has more important things to do than to personally supervise unwanted guests from across the ditch — proof he considers himself a one-man band.

    Mr Frydenberg is far from a lone voice in criticising Mr Andrews’s convoluted and overly cautious approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions. Commonwealth Bank chief Matt Comyn joined a chorus of business leaders on Monday urging Victoria to accelerate out of lockdown, warning of a “huge impact” to small business. All of the major business groups have given a similar appraisal.

    Instead, Mr Andrews has outlined an overly bureaucratic, noodle nation of regulatory changes that on analysis amounts to not very much at all.

    The big take-out is that business remains closed and people can travel further from home, but there will be little to do when they arrive at their destinations. Distance restrictions remain in place to stop people travelling to popular destinations along the Mornington Peninsula and city-dwellers are banned from visiting their rural getaway properties.

    The weekend’s AFL grand final — the first time that two Victorian teams will contest the flag in almost a decade — must be celebrated at home, without friends. Small business in Melbourne has been left to whistle, and wither. Rural Victorians have fared marginally better but remain heavily regulated.

    Federal politicians and business leaders are right to pressure Mr Andrews to allow Victoria to move more quickly out of lockdown. Bringing Victoria out of the deep freeze will be crucial to Deloitte Access Economics’ estimates of a strong national recovery from the health crisis.

    Behind Mr Andrews’s words of concern are perverse actions that sit at stark odds with his claims of not being political. There are clear winners and losers in the Andrews COVID-19 roadmap and they align with the self-interest of the Victorian ALP.

    As John Ferguson has written, Victorian Labor owes its electoral success in large measure to its ability to win key marginal seats that are a focus of the government’s “ring of steel” approach to combating COVID-19.

    Eight non-metropolitan Labor seats are protected by the measures that prohibit city residents travelling to rural areas. Preserving the lockdown protects both the rural areas and the Victorian ALP’s electoral interests.

    As for business, Ferguson writes that it has never been a favourite of the Andrews government, which has relied for support on spending programs that reward sectional interests.

    Andrews’s focus is on his target supporters: public servants, unions, tradies, insecure workers, welfare recipients and construction. His disconnection from the private sector is shown by his advice to struggling small business owners that they should ask the government for help.

    Rather than rebuilding momentum in the private sector, Mr Andrews is pinning his hopes on an “unprecedented” surge in government spending in the upcoming state budget. This is the real divide between what is happening in NSW, where business is open and the economy is regaining strength, and Victoria, where lockdowns continue despite the now similar numbers of COVID-19 cases.

  5. P says:

    THE BITTER MONTH
    by Tevi Troy
    10 . 19 . 20

  6. OldOzzie says:

    calli
    #3625524, posted on October 20, 2020 at 8:51 am
    I want to give you guys a chance.

    No bets from me. 🙂

    calli

    I am the same Kiss of Death – if I watch someone that I want to win, they lose – so I don’t watch

  7. Mother Lode says:

    No Russian conspiracy in Biden laptop scandal: DNI Ratcliffe

    Back in 2016 Putin made a statement saying that he looked forward to working with Trump. This was later held up as ‘proof’ of Wussian collusion.

    I thought it showed that Putin wanted the Hilderbeest to win: The voters that Trump appealed to would not want their President to be involved with so malign and disreputable a figure as Putin.

    The natural fit would be Hillary. Neither she not Putin have any love for America, she is not too bright, and could be led around by the nose. And if anything big happened the Russians could rely upon her vanity, venality, and over-inflated sense of destiny to do whatever they want merely be threatening to release information about hers and Bill’s dealings with them.

  8. OldOzzie says:

    Cat Ladies early this morning I posted

    The Feminist Case for Trump

    A true feminist agenda is not at odds with a true American one

    and asked

    More to read that is quite interesting, including perspective on Kamala Harris

    I would be interested in Cat Ladies Views on the review of Kamala Harris

    The selection of Kamala Harris as Biden’s vice president is problematic from any serious feminist perspective. Harris’ relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is of concern. Many women have lost promotional opportunities to those who willingly offer sexual favors as a quid pro quo for professional advancement. This behavior is toxic in an office, and creates a hostile work environment for other female colleagues and successors when similar behavior is expected from them.

    Harris also doesn’t acknowledge Biden’s legendary unwanted touching of women and girls, bringing Harris’ integrity into question. Several mainstream outlets have called into question many of her prosecutions, where exculpatory evidence was withheld to secure a conviction later overturned.

    The moral turpitude exhibited by Harris is important to keep in mind in the event of a Biden win. No one expects Biden to complete his presidential term. Do we want a president who will put her personal ambitions above her country?

    Harris has many of the character flaws of “Mean Girls” ring leader Regina George, and nowhere has this been more evident than in her grandstanding during the Judge Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. Harris, like many feminists, believes that being pro-choice is the litmus test as to who is, and who is not, a feminist. Harris’ line of questioning of the future Supreme Court justice was completely fixated on this point, and other feminist supporters followed suit with vile and graphic tweets.

    The ugliest by far was tweeted by feminist writer Lauren Hough, who in a series of tweets disparaged and demeaned Barrett’s success both as a professional and as a mother, by referring to Barrett’s womb as a “clown-car.”

    Not to be outdone, disgraced former U.S. Representative Katie Hill (D-Calif.), in a now deleted tweet, opined “I hate to be someone who judges women on their clothes, but I’m sorry ACB’s outfits are all the way too handsmaid-y.” This was a nod to the costumed feminist hysterics who gathered in protest outside. The red-clad denizens of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian tale have become the scary bedtime stories that feminist professors tell their unwitting students even though Atwood’s admonitions have yet to come true in the United States.

    The tweet was especially odd coming from Hill, who resigned her congressional seat in the midst of a sex scandal that involved the sexual coercion and abuse of subordinates. If the choice to terminate a pregnancy is important, then the choice of motherhood is equally important and it should not be demeaned or dismissed.

    Many women who identify as feminists take umbrage at President Trump’s abrasive and often callous behavior. The infamous “Access Hollywood” audio with host Billy Bush almost doomed his 2016 campaign. Our absence from locker-rooms removes us from the male posturing that often occurs in them. But as awful and embarrassing as Trump’s comments were in that interview, they have not been reflected in policies or in any part of his administration.

    Moreover, the myriad claims of sexual assault in Trump’s private life remain unsubstantiated and clouded by suspicions of cyncial financial posturing, at least as of this writing. It is important to remember that the mother-daughter legal team of Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom paid women to file civil-suits alleging sexual harassment.

    Actions like these are not feminist, and must be strongly condemned. Such behavior damages the standing of women in our culture and reinforces negative stereotypes, all while insulting the intelligence of the women it is aimed at manipulating. The damage done to legitimate victims of sexual assault and harassment also cannot be understated. False claims of abuse done for profit and to advance an agenda hurt women substantially more than Trump’s ill-considered and crude language ever could.

    What does a Biden-Harris Administration offer women? Biden’s record is sparse on concrete benefits for women, making his support for abortion rights the only arguably pro-woman stance in his arsenal. Women of color should question Biden proxy Cardi B. Biden never fully walked back his “you ain’t black” comment on Charlamagne tha God’s podcast earlier this summer. In fact, he repeated them through the WAP songstress to disparage Blexit founder Candace Owens with the same condescension he extended to Charlemagne tha God. Cardi B questioned Owens’ blackness in a now-notorious spat. Autonomy of thought, it should be remembered, is just valuable as the bodily autonomy the feminist canon supposedly extols.

    Trump’s language and occasionally loathsome behavior should be discussed, but they should be contrasted with his policies, which help and will continue to help assist women going forward

  9. feelthebern says:

    Zippy!
    The OG !

  10. feelthebern says:

    Notice how Toobin didn’t say sorry for whipping his dick out.
    He said sorry for getting caught.
    Toobin is a disgusting creature, fucking his best mates daughter, then refusing to pay support when she got pregnant & used a lot of resources to try avoid a paternity test for months.

  11. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Hockey always seemed a bit dim.

    I had the misfortune to see him on Sky the other week opining on the US election (he’s one of their “expert team” along with that irredeemable idiot Camoron Stewart).

    The really infuriating thing about him is how insufferably smug he always looks – this is presumably due to his now being a fully indentured swamp creature.

    Schlockey – you’re a fat stupid failure and unrelenting mediocrity. A bit of humility wouldn’t go astray, you goose.

  12. Arnost says:

    There is a tsunami warning for Alaska … 7.5M quake near Sandy Point

    https://www.tsunami.gov/

  13. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    No bets from me. 🙂

    Yep. I’m also not going to endanger Fatty trump’s re-election chances by putting any money on him winning.

  14. OldOzzie says:

    A Vietnam Contribution

    YouTube – Long Tan Animated PowerPoint Presentation by Dave Sabben

    If you’ve ever wanted a more detail understanding of The Battle of Long Tan, you should check out this great, animated and interactive PowerPoint presentation created by Long Tan veteran, former officer commanding 12 Platoon, D Company, 6RAR. This is the PowerPoint file converted to video so there is no audio. You can download the PowerPoint file, or if you don’t have PowerPoint you can view it in your browser here – https://battleoflongtan.reddunefilms.com/2011/03/animated-long-tan-presentation-by-dave-sabben/

    or download from David Sebben Web Site

  15. OldOzzie says:

    Coronavirus, Peta Credlin: Hotel quarantine inquiry can’t dodge life-and-death questions</strong>

    PETA CREDLIN

    The Coate Inquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine disaster resumes on Tuesday, with an Extraordinary Sitting at 2pm — and there is no doubt that it has much more work to do. It needs to find out why Victoria went it alone in using ­private security to guard quarantine hotels when every other state used the police and the Australian Defence Force.

    The truth matters because 816 Victorians died as a result of that decision. Who made it, and why was it made? Was it just that Victoria Police didn’t want to babysit returning travellers? Or was there something more to the decision to use private security in the first place — and, in particular, why one firm might have been chosen over others?

    When it resumes, the inquiry needs to get serious about finding the truth. The disagreement on important facts between Premier Daniel Andrews and former health minister Jenny Mikakos needs to be reconsidered; as does the testimony of the former Premier’s Department head Chris Eccles, given the fateful phone call he’d forgotten that has now cost him his job. The memory of former police commissioner Graham Ashton needs to be re-jogged, as well as that of Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp who said he regularly briefed his police minister Lisa Neville, until she said in evidence that he didn’t on the key days in question, after which he ­recanted.

    This time, the inquiry can’t possibly conclude that the government went against a national cabinet decision on the basis of a “creeping assumption”. And then there’s the fundamental question of how contracts worth tens of millions of dollars could be let without any due process that, up to now, the inquiry has largely ignored.

    Two of the private security providers were on the approved government panel. Remarkably, the one that wasn’t, Unified Security, got the lion’s share of the work — $30m dollars worth.

    On the very day of the national cabinet decision to set up hotel quarantine, Friday March 27, Unified’s owner David Millward received an email at 11.30pm from the Victorian Jobs Department asking if he wanted to do this work. By 6am next morning, he was negotiating. By just after 9am, he claimed to have secured 10,000 units of PPE — masks, gloves and hazmat suits — and said training of his staff was well under way in the federal government’s online COVID-19 infection course

    There’s no evidence that any of this was checked, even though there was a global shortage of PPE at the time and a company like Unified would have had no access to the national stockpile.

    MSS Security said that PPE would take them three weeks to get, even though it was a well-­established firm. And that training would be tough because the online training module was already pressured with massive demand.

    At 12.36pm on the Friday, before national cabinet had even broken up, Millward had emailed his staff to urgently get their online COVID-19 training done by 2.30pm — when, of course, the PM later made his big announcement about hotel quarantine. Coincidence? It’s the Coate Inquiry that’s got to chase the truth.

    By 11.35am on Saturday, Unified was given the go-ahead, and by midnight it was there providing security at Melbourne’s first COVID-19 hotel. Meanwhile, the vetted and approved security companies were still at the starting blocks; and, by Monday, as the rest of the Jobs Department started to get its head around what had happened over the weekend, questions were being asked about how a company that was not on the ­preferred list could get a $30m contract in under six hours flat.

    Here’s just one example, found in the evidence to Coate, of a Jobs Department official ringing alarm bells: “I understand there was an urgency to get things up and running quickly over the weekend but to have a non-approved firm providing security and effectively enforcing government regulation at quarantine sites off the back of some emails and phone calls represents a significant risk to individuals involved.”

    When questioned by the Coate Inquiry, Jobs Minister Martin ­Pakula said that he wasn’t even aware of Unified and its $30m ­contract until “July or August”.

    Really? So who authorised the Jobs Department secretary, Simon Phemister, to approve it?

    We can’t check what Millward told Coate in his oral evidence ­because he never appeared in the inquiry.

    Last week, it was reported that the head of Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog, IBAC, had written to the Coate Inquiry some months back warning of the risk of corruption for government contracts and procurement at a time of crisis or emergency. Last Thursday, IBAC announced public hearings into allegations of serious corrupt conduct in the awarding of contracts in Victoria’s public transport sector, including whether current senior public officers have improperly influenced the awarding of contracts for Metro Trains.

    I have no inside knowledge of these IBAC hearings and we will see where they go next Monday. But this I do know: the other significant contract in Victoria that Unified Security trumpets is with Metro Trains. Watch this space.

  16. Mater says:

    For those watching Victoria, you’ll note that now the numbers are reducing, Dan’s language has changed.

    On Sunday he said that the story behind the new cases was now more important than the numbers themselves. You know, is it a mystery case or can it be linked to a known outbreak.

    A cynical person would say that he was warming people up to break his word about the rolling average and our release.

    Personally, I think he will keep certain restrictions in place to avoid lawful protests from occurring. Watch this space. Any relaxation will still make protests impossible, difficult or limited in numbers.

  17. min says:

    He’s just a liberal pretty tame to what we can call Danny boy. He is just a socialist authoritarian pathological liar soon to fly into a narcissistic rage and given his personality disorder , no empathy. I am sure Melburnians could add some more choice descriptions.

  18. OldOzzie says:

    Another 24 crew from the Al Messilah ship, which is docked in Perth, have tested positive for coronavirus and the Premier warns there could be more.

    More diagnosed with coronavirus on livestock ship in WA

    By Angie Raphael

    A further 24 crew from a livestock carrier docked in Fremantle have tested positive for COVID-19.

    It comes after a crew member was diagnosed over the weekend and is in hotel quarantine under supervision.

    WA Premier Mark McGowan said it was possible there would be more cases to come from the Al Messilah given there were 52 crew onboard.

    The ill people remain on the vessel but there are no livestock onboard.

    Health Minister Roger Cook said the ages of the crew members ranged from 20 to 62, and they were from various countries.

    He said the plan was to remove as many people from the ship as possible to allow for their appropriate care and a deep clean of the vessel.

    Mr Cook revealed nine people at the port and two at Fiona Stanley Hospital, who had contact with the ship while wearing PPE, had been assessed and were in quarantine as a precaution only.

    Some of their contacts had also been asked to remain home.

    “There is no risk to the community,” the minister said.

    Iron ore carrier Key Integrity, which was in Geraldton, has now arrived in Fremantle with one sick crew member onboard and he remains in his cabin.

    The other 19 crew will be tested on Monday and the results are expected on Tuesday.

    Mr McGowan said WA had 30 vessels arriving every day at its ports.

    “Ships arriving with COVID-19 onboard is one of the weakest links and the biggest risk to our way of life in WA,” he told reporters on Monday.

    The Premier demanded a co-ordinated international approach to the issue.

    “We need our federal government to take international action,” he said.

  19. Leigh Lowe says:

    feelthebern

    #3625491, posted on October 20, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Excellent.
    Now CNN “suspends” Toobin too.
    Note to self, don’t whip dick out on a zoom call.

    Zoom is audio-only, right?

  20. OldOzzie says:

    WATCH LIVE ON RSBN: President Trump’s MAGA Rally in Prescott, Arizona – Trump RIPS CNN as “Dumb Bastards”!

    Announce 3 Snipers watching as awaiting Air Force One – young lady says looks cool

  21. mem says:

    Dodgy Dan is the Uriah Heep of Victorian politics. Ever so umble in his working class black jacket and so determined to promote his “honesty” at the Inquiry he carries a bible. He is a man for every occasion – he can appear glib, obsequious, smarmy and in a moment snarling and nasty. He has no conscience so can push past all the boundaries of what is reasonably good without any qualms. He is driven by a selfish desire for power and has absolutely no genuine interest in the welfare of others. Some other politicians have been labelled with the Uriah Heep title including Paul Keating, by the late wordsmith Paddy McGuiness.

  22. calli says:

    Ozzie, of course women who ditch duty and family and use sexual favours to achieve seniority and power are going to dismiss women who get there on merit.

    Jealous Jezebels with barren lives. They wanted choice and they chose unwisely.

    The real crime is convincing little lemmings in their charge to follow them over the cliff. I have actually heard mothers (so called “elite private school” ones at that) advise their daughters to marry for money, then for love the next time ‘round. It scandalised me then, it just saddens me now.

  23. dover_beach says:

    ANTIFA is a honey trap for the spiritually deranged.

  24. min says:

    As I said in previous post today’s inquiry a sham show no witnesses recalled or new witnesses called just trawling through the given lies
    No one picking up on computer training for infection control I seem to remember a little fraud going on with computer training that involved Kimberly Kitching . Easily Done .

  25. calli says:

    Audio or video or both, LL.

    Why? Do you think his appendage said something offensive? 🤣

  26. dover_beach says:

    Notice how Toobin didn’t say sorry for whipping his dick out.
    He said sorry for getting caught.
    Toobin is a disgusting creature, fucking his best mates daughter, then refusing to pay support when she got pregnant & used a lot of resources to try avoid a paternity test for months.

    Liberalism in a nutshell.

  27. calli says:

    That’s pretty ordinary “honey” Dover.

    I predict hive collapse.

  28. Tailgunner says:

    Fiddy Cent has endorsed Trump.

  29. min says:

    Love it mem dodgy Dan to a T the only thing he doesn’t do rub his hands together whilst gloating

  30. calli says:

    Ahahah! They’re playing “Macho Man” in Tucsan.

  31. OldOzzie says:

    calli
    #3625562, posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:37 am
    Ahahah! They’re playing “Macho Man” in Tucsan.

    +1

  32. Tailgunner says:

    Toobin didn’t just “get it out” if you know what I’m saying.
    He went full coomer!

  33. OldOzzie says:

    Orlando company president tells employees there could be layoffs if Biden beats Trump

    ‘I have been doing this for years. I have an obligation to let workers know what could happen, based on the outcome of an election,’ the owner wrote

  34. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Pocahontas gets excitable.

    Elizabeth Warren on the Stump: Trump Threatens Existence of All Life on the Planet (19 Oct)

    “Donald Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life on this planet,” Warren said in a video posted on the Hill YouTube channel. “And on November 3, we will hold Donald Trump accountable.”

    Surely he’ll also make the Sun go black and collapse the entire galaxy into a black hole too. C’mon Liz you gotta tell us this.

    What is most interesting is Warren is doing campaigning but Kamala seems pretty quiet. I can understand Biden hidin’ but why is Harris so invisible too? There’re a few stories about stuff she’s doing this week, but not from the big networks. This one was the most interesting I could find – a car rally thingie in Orlando last night. The photo gallery is worth a look. You can draw your own conclusions about the crowd such as it is.

    ‘They know our power’: Kamala Harris speaks at Orlando ‘drive-in rally’ to promote early voting (Florida Today, 19 Oct)

  35. 1735099 says:

    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday there is no evidence that Hunter Biden’s explosive emails are part of a Russian disinformation campaign,


    That John Ratcliffe?

    WASHINGTON — During his confirmation hearing in May to oversee the nation’s spy agencies, John Ratcliffe, then a lawmaker from Texas, promised senators skeptical of his vocal support for President Trump that he would be “entirely apolitical as the director of national intelligence.”

    A few months into his tenure, Mr. Ratcliffe has emerged as anything but. He has approved selective declassifications of intelligence that aim to score political points, left Democratic lawmakers out of briefings, accused congressional opponents of leaks, offered Republican operatives top spots in his headquarters and made public assertions that contradicted professional intelligence assessments.

    None of the moves have dismayed his critics, or intelligence officials inside the C.I.A. and the National Security Agency, as much as Mr. Ratcliffe’s decision to release unverified intelligence last week that mentioned Hillary Clinton. Intelligence professionals said the material could be Russian disinformation, but even if its substance — that Russian intelligence had information that Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign planned to tie Mr. Trump to the Kremlin’s election hacks — were true, it hardly demonstrated anything nefarious about her.

  36. OldOzzie says:

    Raphael Arndt tops the table for public service pay

    Melissa Yeo
    Markets Reporter

    Margin Call knows better than to ask any mirror who the fairest is, but this week has taken it upon itself to ask just who the highest paid Australian mandarins are.

    With annual reports aplenty, we crunched the numbers on the nation’s top public sector brass, with pole position given to a surprising candidate, the Future Fund’s chief executive Raphael Arndt — and that was before he even had the top job.

    Figures from the Peter Costello-chaired fund show Arndt, who in July replaced acting chief Cameron Price after the departure ofDavid Neal to IFM Investors, took home almost $1.4m last financial year in his role as chief investment officer at the $205bn fund.

    Drilling down on his pay cheque, Arndt received a base salary of $690,689, alongside a hefty bonus of more than $628,000 — a slight trim on the previous year.

    That’s despite the Future Fund falling victim to COVID-19 market instability to record a staggering $1.4bn loss, down 109 per cent from $16.7bn in net profit the previous year.

    Good work if you can get it, and all without the substantial public profile heaped upon the likes of the ACCC’s Rod Sims or RBA governor Philip Lowe.

    Both are arguably under more scrutiny than Arndt, but seemingly are reaping far less in rewards.

    Take Lowe for example — who was pictured in the bank’s annual report no less than 14 times, including alongside Foreign Minister Marise Payne and fellow influential public servant Philip Gaetjens. Despite the bumper calendar of appearances, he took home just shy of $1.1m.

    And Sims — who is waging war against the tech titans Google and Facebook — took home a mere $828,044.

    Put the three in a line-up and we’d hazard a guess that that bumper salary wouldn’t account for any more recognition from the average punter.

    And while we’re on the topic of Future Fund — hats off to UBS who picked up several equities investment mandates by the fund, to join Macquarie and Blackstone, while the Yann Robard-founded Whitehorse Liquidity Partners joined the ranks of its private equity mandates.

    HarbourVest, on the other hand, got the flick from its special opportunities mandate, while AMP Capital held on to its mandate for unlisted infrastructure.

  37. stackja says:

    Louise Roberts: The sisterhood’s not helping Premier Gladys Berejiklian
    Gladys Berejiklian may not ultimately be guilty of more than bad taste in men, but women who excuse her on the basis of sympathy, not facts, do us all a disservice, writes Louise Roberts.

    Louise Roberts, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    October 19, 2020 11:05pm

    The thing about feminists is that they cherrypick their issues, using The Sisterhood as a type of teflon shield to crush criticism and distract the rest of us from their inevitable hypocrisy.

  38. OldOzzie says:

    Trump campaign says Whitmer ‘encouraging assassination attempts’ against president with discreet TV message

    Digits ‘8645’ were displayed in the background during an appearance on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday

    From the Comments

    How can any governor legitimately ‘slam’ the White House response to the pandemic when under the Stafford Act of 1988, the states are specifically responsible for planning, implementation of their plans, and management of natural disaster and pandemic response efforts within their own state? The federal role is limited by law to assisting the states upon request and supporting state efforts through federal financial relief. The White House does not have the authority to impose stay-at-home mandates nor mask mandates within the states. That’s why some states chose not to shutter their economies and others are still doing so independently of the remaining states choosing to open their economies. States, not the feds, are managing their own pandemic response policies (to include testing) as well as tracking & reporting the data from within their own jurisdictions. The federal response has, in accordance with Stafford, been limited to assisting states with obtaining response supplies, e.g., testing materiel, ventilators, PPE, mobile hospital space, and financial relief through Congress. I was trained by FEMA at Mount Weather, VA. Ask FEMA and they will confirm what I’ve said above is per the National Response Framework

  39. H B Bear says:

    After Sneakers latest press conference when 23 sheep shaggers appeared in W.A. it turns out the majority (if not all) were exempt and already approved for on-travel. Even ALPBC radio sounds a bit miffed and slowly realise they are being played for mugs.

  40. JC says:

    BREAKING: New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin after exposing himself on a Zoom call.

    CNN saying he has asked for “time off” while he deals with a “personal issue.”

    Just another minor issue.

    Get it?

  41. stackja says:

    Trump: Biden socialist nightmare

  42. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “CNN saying he has asked for “time off” while he deals with a “personal issue.””

    It’s always a personal issue with the left. Would they be so vanilla if this was a right-wing commentator? I doubt it.

  43. OldOzzie says:

    Liberal Reporter to Media Establishment: Saying Hunter’s Emails Were ‘Hacked’ Doesn’t Make It So

    The Biden camp has yet to say that any of the emails that were reported on by The New York Post were fake. Roving liberal reporter Michael Tracey ripped into the media establishment again for peddling this claim. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe delivered a kill shot to that narrative today, which Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, tried to push back on. Tracey added that if you think Schiff is credible on anything relating to Russia, “you immediately need to check into the nearest mental institution.” He’s been on a tear again lately. I mean, Facebook and Twitter did try to censor the story.

    Michael [email protected]

    I don’t know if Ratcliffe is credible on this issue, but if you still think Adam Schiff is remotely credible on anything involving Russia, you immediately need to check into the nearest mental institution

  44. thefrollickingmole says:

    but even if its substance — that Russian intelligence had information that Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign planned to tie Mr. Trump to the Kremlin’s election hacks — were true, it hardly demonstrated anything nefarious about her.

    “Even if she was trying to get a shampeachment trial & 3 year rolling investigation which turned up SFA based on information she paid for and paid to have spread around to trigger the investigations by her own team of partisans…’

    Even that excerpt is piss poor.

    Dotage.
    Not even once.

  45. mh says:

    Trump going hard on the criminal Bidens.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQBxcURFq_M

  46. stackja says:

    Crowd chant: lock him up.

  47. OldOzzie says:

    JC
    #3625574, posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:52 am
    BREAKING: New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin after exposing himself on a Zoom call.

    CNN saying he has asked for “time off” while he deals with a “personal issue.”

    Just another minor issue.

    Get it?

    JC

    Is he counting through to 100?

  48. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Haha, Numbers quotes the New York Slimes, which now thinks unverified information is unacceptable after vomiting whole lakes of the stuff about Wussians! for the last four years.

  49. feelthebern says:

    Toobin is a real piece of shit.
    Matt Lauer level.

  50. mh says:

    “Biden family is a criminal enterprise”.

  51. stackja says:

    Biden is corrupt.

  52. OldOzzie says:

    DickHead Dictator Dan’s secret weapon

    Meet Australia’s newest supercomputer

    A new supercomputer is promising to be able to meet the increasing computer needs of Australian researchers, and will power significant research projects, from searching for alien life to COVID-19 research.

    The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre this morning announced it had selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise to deliver its new supercomputer, which will deliver up to 50 petaFLOPs, or 30 times more computer power than its predecessor systems Magnus and Galaxy.

    The first phase of the new system will be available by Q3 2021, with full commissioning of the system to occur by the second quarter of 2022. The supercomputers are cooled by a groundwater cooling system specially developed by CSIRO for the supercomputing centre, which is offset by a 118kW solar photovoltaic system.

    Mark Stickells, Executive Director at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, said more than 1600 researchers directly use Pawsey’s supercomputers to support computing-intensive research projects, from discovering new galaxies to developing improved diagnostic tests for coronaviruses.

    “Supercomputers like those at Pawsey are increasingly crucial to our ability to conduct world-class, high-impact research. The upgrades we’re announcing are a critical move in strengthening Australia’s position in the global research environment and playing a part in major global research projects, from helping in the fight against COVID-19 to working with the precursor telescopes to the Square Kilometre Array. The new supercomputer will not only deliver next generation compute power to meet these growing requirements, it will enable entirely new research projects with global reach and impact,” Mr Stickells said.

    Dr Chenoa Tremblay, Postdoctoral Fellow in Dark Magnetism at CSIRO said theagency is using Pawsey’s existing supercomputers to help scan more than ten million stars and analyse hundreds of terabytes of data to search for molecules that provide potential evidence of extraterrestrial life.

    “Doing this on my laptop would take 25 years, so having the power of the new supercomputer will help bring our research timelines from years down to days, giving us the power we need to analyse hundreds of thousands of images quickly.”

    or

    given the Victorian Outcomes – it is really this!

  53. Struth says:

    Good Moaning.
    Check yourself.
    If you find you are disgusted that somebody you think is below your elite station in life , is putting his political opinion across and arguing a case strongly , and that makes you “offended” and of the belief that the person is “Forcing” you to agree with him, you may just be, a bigoted incompetent.
    Or two, you could be just one who is prone to follow and not lead, and are hoping for a leader you can follow that nobody, nobody has put their hand up to be.

    This is bigger than Dan Andrews and his criminality.
    We are now controlled by government at all levels and will be in a state of Covid normal , which is just the new name for Communism, and will be until the day people revolt.
    And instead they are voting for it.
    Dan or no Dan, kiss your arse goodbye.
    If Dan goes, then what?
    Sco Mo allows us off the island?
    How many years do you really think it is going to be before interstate travel is unquestioned and free?
    How much longer is cash going to be available?
    How much longer before the camps are set up and people go missing?
    With or without Dan?
    When you can’t purchase anything in QLD because they have cut the power due to the cyclone approaching and you need a battery for your torch, or some canned food, will that scenario make them come to their senses?

    People are dying right now, and dying alone and without being able to see their loved ones, because of these nationwide criminal actions, and people will still vote for them.
    We have people here who are of the belief that expecting justice is laughable in this situation.
    Dan is a blip in the big picture and there is a golden opportunity with live to air coverage to point out his evil, and therefore the evil in the Liberal Party’s actions as well, not just his incompetence, but, it is being wasted.
    A tragedy.
    But again, I expected no more from Credlin, she is in the Liberal Party.
    Bolt is in Melbourne to, and although brave, he is not very bright, but worse still, as he was once an active socialist, doesn’t really understand freedom, and what it really is and would be the type who hasn’t yet asked himself the question,.. If you need government permission, is it a freedom?
    So in the entirety of Victoria, not one who can enter that live to air scenario is a person who understands freedom like many Americans do, they have at very best, a subservient to government Aussie take on it, or is not politically compromised like Credlin.
    I was having a go at her cheer squad wetting their pants and claiming she’s their saviour.
    Nice to deluded yourself, but the Federal Libs are the enablers, in my view, of this entire situation.
    Just imagine the questions that could have been asked on live to air TV if there was just one decent journalist who understood freedom and wasn’t a party hack.
    Now if you think I am forcing you to adopt this opinion, you’re a fucking moron.
    It’s called a political view.
    Deal with it.

  54. RobK says:

    Just another minor issue.

    Get it?
    The worm that turned.

  55. dover_beach says:

    BREAKING: 50 Cent endorses Donald J. Trump for President

    Blexit is real.

  56. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    “Fatty Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life on this planet”

    Surely this should be a liberty quote? Talk about dialling up the hysterical idiocy beyond eleventy.

  57. twostix says:

    The Australian Editorial

    “Business, business, business, business”.

    The only problem liberals have against the Andrews reign of terror, of the total and wholesale abolishing and nullification of 1000 years of hard won rights and laws to protect the everyman is it upsets the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank.

    How about start from: it’s not ok for some state politician to violently imprison a whole state of people inside their homes for 15 weeks, here are the 1000 reason why.

    How about start there, right?

  58. Maj says:

    Now is the time to #FireFauci, Mr. President. The American Patriot majority are 100% behind you.

    https://twitter.com/GrrrGraphics/status/1318296507720683521/photo/1

  59. thefrollickingmole says:

    Interesting tit-bit on their ABC yesterday, they had their “Conversations” show on where a lady top epidemiologist went through a leisurely tongue bath with the host.

    Calling a pandemic means nothing “legal wise” but only allows for governments to start to prepare.
    After a conference organised and run by WHO did they declare a Global Health Emergency, which triggered all nations to activate their pandemic plans.

    https://www.idsociety.org/news–publications-new/articles/2020/whos-global-health-emergency-declaration-on-novel-coronavirus-is-a-meaningful-step/

    In effect once a declaration is made Australia is compelled (via treaties/agreements) to activate our own plan.

    So we have a China brought swamp thing in charge of the organisation that has used a bad seasonal flu to wreak damage to countries not seen outside wartime, while China now claims to be mysteriously Covid free.

    Tom Clancy novel right there…

  60. dover_beach says:

    That John Ratcliffe?

    numbers reconfirms that there is no evidence the Biden emails are Russian disinformation.

  61. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    as he was once an active socialist, doesn’t really understand freedom

    St Ruth, for heaven’s sake, every night Bolt is on his show pointing out that grotesque deformed jug eared imbecile Disasterstan Dan has taken away peoples’ freedoms en masse. I think Bolt understands the concept of freedom perfectly well.

    But hey – look over there – a stupid forking lion control advocate with big hair!

  62. candy says:

    I don’t know if Ms Credlin is “politically compromised” but relying on leaked emails and “sources” from the Health Dept or Labor Party seems a bit suss as a way of proper journalism. There is something so Fairfaxy about it.

    I wonder if she is looking for a job actually as a rep or Senator? and she has to get PM Morrison’s approval and tackling Andrews is a job interview. She did wholly support the lockdown before. Maybe I’m too suspicious.

  63. thefrollickingmole says:

    JC
    #3625601, posted on October 20, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Thats cruel, but funny.
    And due to the general blandness of the cartoons seem to be in context.

  64. OldOzzie says:

    Struth
    #3625589, posted on October 20, 2020 at 10:06 am

    If you need government permission, is it a freedom?
    So in the entirety of Victoria, not one who can enter that live to air scenario is a person who understands freedom like many Americans do, they have at very best, a subservient to government Aussie take on it, or is not politically compromised like Credlin.

    I was having a go at her cheer squad wetting their pants and claiming she’s their saviour.
    Nice to deluded yourself, but the Federal Libs are the enablers, in my view, of this entire situation.
    Just imagine the questions that could have been asked on live to air TV if there was just one decent journalist who understood freedom and wasn’t a party hack.

    Pithily put, but who in the hell is worth voting for – at the moment probably only Latham

    I could not be a politician, and Donald Trump is probably one of the few I have seen who speak their ,imd other than Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan in UK and Latham in Australia

  65. OldOzzie says:

    B’Eye sight – mind not ,imd

  66. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    a bad seasonal flu

    Not sure the bat flu could even be described as that. Still, as an all purpose hysterical fear inducing chimera that necessitates the sort of monstrous totalitarian idiocy we’re witnessing in Disasterstan (and now again in Europe), it certainly has many ongoing uses. Never let a crisis go to waste, even if it is a completely fabricated one.

  67. Rex Anger says:

    Morning, IamStruth…

    Have the Christianists caused the Dark Ages yet?

    And is Donald Trump actually a leftist?

    Praise Rand!

  68. Roger says:

    In effect once a declaration is made Australia is compelled (via treaties/agreements) to activate our own plan.

    Be thankful for small mercies.

    There is a serious push on for a supranational body to oversee pandemic responses and enforce international laws on same.

    The G20 took the first tentative steps towards this earlier this year; health and finance ministers will meet to get the ball rolling..

  69. Leigh Lowe says:

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3625510, posted on October 20, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Victoria is a dystopian nightmare…

    “Hotel quarantine guests may be exposed to HIV

    An urgent health warning has been issued to more than 200 people who underwent hotel quarantine in Victoria to get tested for HIV after an error resulted in possible cross contamination.

    Safe Care Victoria said yesterday that 243 people that received blood glucose level tests while in hotel quarantine between March 29 and August 20 could be at risk of contracting a bloodborne virus after the same test was reused on multiple people.

    FMD.
    Is there any limit to the corruption and incompetence?
    Exposure to bio-risks through uncontrolled bleeds or junkies spitting and biting is one thing.
    But re-using blood test kits?

  70. BrettW says:

    Uh oh, here we go again. Lists a whole bunch of stuff about what is going wrong and the first name that comes up is Credlin.

    Note that there is not one decent journalist asking questions. He means questions written by him of course as any other is a waste of time.

    “But again, I expected no more from Credlin, she is in the Liberal Party”

  71. feelthebern says:

    From the WSJ.

    NEWS ALERT
    Supreme Court Allows Extension for Mail-In Ballots in Pennsylvania

    The Supreme Court refused to disturb a ruling by Pennsylvania’s highest court that extended the battleground state’s deadline for accepting mail-in ballots, a win for Democrats that gives voters more time to navigate postal delays and avoid in-person voting.

  72. feelthebern says:

    This is why Trump odds lengthened.

  73. Tel says:

    Do people really believe that Putin sent agents to hang around at Hunter Biden’s place taking photos of him in the bath? I suppose they had plenty of time to sit and type emails into Biden’s laptop while he was sleeping off his latest drug hit.

  74. max says:

    Trump’s security detail would be taking every precaution over the next few weeks.
    Notice how his drive through LA yesterday was at speed – 40 – 50 mph.
    Not chancing another Dallas.
    It must be a nightmare though.

  75. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    relying on leaked emails and “sources” from the Health Dept or Labor Party seems a bit suss as a way of proper journalism. There is something so Fairfaxy about it

    How else is she supposed to obtain such information? Rely on the jug eared imbecile to admit everything at one of his interminable daily struggle sessions for the Disasterstanian peoples, who continue to let him down so badly?

  76. OldOzzie says:

    The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Masturbating on Zoom

    Two people who were on the call told VICE separately that the call was an election simulation featuring many of the New Yorker’s biggest stars: Jane Mayer was playing establishment Republicans; Evan Osnos was Joe Biden, Jelani Cobb was establishment Democrats, Masha Gessen played Donald Trump, Andrew Marantz was the far right, Sue Halpern was left wing democrats, Dexter Filkins was the military, and Jeffrey Toobin playing the courts. There were also a handful of other producers on the call from the New Yorker and WNYC.

    Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off.

  77. OldOzzie says:

    The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for [email protected] on Zoom

    Two people who were on the call told VICE separately that the call was an election simulation featuring many of the New Yorker’s biggest stars: Jane Mayer was playing establishment Republicans; Evan Osnos was Joe Biden, Jelani Cobb was establishment Democrats, Masha Gessen played Donald Trump, Andrew Marantz was the far right, Sue Halpern was left wing democrats, Dexter Filkins was the military, and Jeffrey Toobin playing the courts. There were also a handful of other producers on the call from the New Yorker and WNYC.

    Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off.

  78. OldOzzie says:

    Pres slams media for not covering the size and the enthusiasm of the crowds he’s drawing at his rallies, but says he’s very happy with the support he’s getting. Says he plans on doing 2 or 3 rallies a day, but on the last 2 or 3 days of the campaign, he might “go to 5” a day.

  79. Some History says:

    Colonel Hunchback Messup will be liaising with the public at 11:00. Credlin might be at this presser.

  80. JC says:

    Oh yea. I was trying to figure out what the hell he was doing there.

    I have to believe that Trump is campaigning in the state of California to secure the Popular Vote……… why else?

    He very well could win the Popular Vote this time around.

  81. Dr Faustus says:

    For those watching Victoria, you’ll note that now the numbers are reducing, Dan’s language has changed.

    On Sunday he said that the story behind the new cases was now more important than the numbers themselves. You know, is it a mystery case or can it be linked to a known outbreak.

    Time for Maximum Leader to dive into sewage testing.
    The Ronascare you have when you don’t have any cases…

  82. Tel says:

    Exposure to bio-risks through uncontrolled bleeds or junkies spitting and biting is one thing.
    But re-using blood test kits?

    If you have seen a blood sugar meter, the body of the unit never comes in contact with the blood. Each test strip is one use only and discarded afterwards. Each of the little needles gets thrown away after one use.

    If the person holding the body of the unit is extremely careless, they might manage to smear blood on the part they are holding. If they then fail to wipe the thing down, there’s a small chance they could pass something on while handling it, but this would be no different with any medical equipment. All the normal gloves and sanitization rules apply.

    That said, you can presume since everything else the Melbourne government organizes is very sloppy so this may well have also been … but there is no intrinsic risk if they knew what they were doing. It’s no worse than an ultrasound, or a nurse taking samples. In every case you are trusting the staff to keep the equipment clean.

  83. thefrollickingmole says:

    Safe Care Victoria said yesterday that 243 people that received blood glucose level tests while in hotel quarantine between March 29 and August 20 could be at risk of contracting a bloodborne virus after the same test was reused on multiple people.

    Ok, so thats sub 1st aider level precautions missed.

    Roger
    There is a serious push on for a supranational body to oversee pandemic responses and enforce international laws on same.

    That was mentioned but I missed the majority of it.
    She did seem to indicate the declaration did trigger legal responsibilities anyway.

  84. Maj says:

    And is Donald Trump actually a leftist?

    RINO’s like Ben Sasse think so. Because folks like “Little Ben Sasse” care more about the deficit than American Jobs, the American Military, and American Greatness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMEZzNZgDZQ

  85. feelthebern says:

    Oh yea. I was trying to figure out what the hell he was doing there.

    He’s trying flip a few seats in CA to offset the voter fraud in PA.

  86. feelthebern says:

    Do people really believe that Putin sent agents to hang around at Hunter Biden’s place taking photos

    Breaking news: Tel is a Russian agent.

  87. feelthebern says:

    Where’s that SRR.
    He’d be in a lather at the moment wouldn’t he?

  88. JC says:

    We should get USSR back for an election cameo.

  89. Roger says:

    She did seem to indicate the declaration did trigger legal responsibilities anyway.

    Yes, by way of covenants we are a party to.

    But what we are signing up for now is handing our pandemic response to an international agency.

    If you thought our CMOs/CHOs were hopeless, wait until we get a Chinese approved bureaumedical hack running the show.

  90. Helen says:

    Tel, I read it as they used the same pricker for over 200 people.

  91. Infidel Tiger says:

    California visit was for fundraising.

  92. thefrollickingmole says:

    Tel

    Id be assuming the mong doing the test was either reusing the same strip or reusuing the same needle/ pricker.

    One is stupid (only a bit risky because people would have had wrong readings) & untrained, the other is a risk to patients.

    Either suggests they used untrained guards to do the testing.

  93. Infidel Tiger says:

    Zeke Miller
    @ZekeJMiller
    ·
    39m
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court sides with Democrats to allow Pennsylvania to count mailed ballots received up to 3 days after election.

    This is why Trump’s odds blew again.

  94. Some History says:

    … wait until we get a Chinese approved bureaumedical hack running the show.

    With a specialty in welding.

  95. H B Bear says:

    When you have got minimum wage Indians whose previous job was washing water buffalo in the Ganges river what do you expect?

  96. mh says:

    50 Cent endorses Donald J. Trump for President

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYhFg_vPLW8

  97. notafan says:

    Nice try candygrig ‘Fairfaxy’.

    as for cheerleading Credlin.

    Lol. Nah it’s just linking stuff to trigger those suffering Credlin Derangement Syndrome.

  98. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    And is Donald Trump actually a leftist?

    I thought Iamashiteater had established this beyond any doubt, just as he’d also established that everyone who comments here is a raving commie.

  99. H B Bear says:

    Their usefulness ends the moment the union direct debit goes through.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Victoria sounds like a place where in the public sector at least there is very poor education re infection control. Anything to do with taking blood should be under very tight protocols and the hotel failures there are just astounding. Barrier modes of prevention should also be implemented wherever PPE is worn by carers, or indeed, by staff supervising quarantine and coming into contact with possibly infected people. PPE alone is not enough. Wipe the door handles and regard food items and trays as infected, for example. PPE should be changed regularly too.

    Far too much time was probably spent in the Diversity Training modules to bother with proper Infection Control modules that teach proper methods. We know it wasn’t considered important for the quick hires, those ones that no-one authorised, in the days when Covid escaped rampant from the hotels.

  101. Armadillo says:

    New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin

    Notice he is only suspended, not sacked. He will be back as soon as things blow over and people’s memories fade.

  102. Roger says:

    Id be assuming the mong doing the test was either reusing the same strip or reusuing the same needle/ pricker.

    Going by the professer’s comments, microscopic amounts of blood adhere to the machine as a result of the needle prick and pose a small but real risk of cross-contamination if the machine is not properly cleaned between tests, which evidently it wasn’t.

  103. Dr Faustus says:

    The supercomputers are cooled by a groundwater cooling system specially developed by CSIRO for the supercomputing centre, which is offset by a 118kW solar photovoltaic system.

    Connected by a straight line to Gaia.
    Man made global warming confirmed.

    #hempandtofusoftware

  104. Tel says:

    Id be assuming the mong doing the test was either reusing the same strip or reusuing the same needle/ pricker.

    It’s impossible to reuse the same strip, the blood flows up a capillary and triggers some chemical reaction. There’s no way to clean the strip, and the dried blood is very obvious.

    They could re-use the same pricker, that’s even probably ok if they clean it in alcohol between uses although I would think that patients would want to see a fresh needle come out of the packaging. I know that’s what I look for and generally a nurse will unpack in view of the patient not say, “Here’s one I prepared earlier!”

  105. Roger says:

    Professor.

  106. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    We should get USSR back for an election cameo.

    Is USRR still around? Someone mentioned she was active on Twatter.

  107. feelthebern says:

    We should get USSR back for an election cameo.

    SSR with posting rights.
    Shall we dare to dream?
    The audacity of hope.

    h/t Michael Obama’s toyboy.

  108. Maj says:

    RINO Mitch McConnell undermining the President again!

    Doesn’t he know the incumbent President needs this before election day?

    House Democrats passed a $2.2 trillion proposal, down from the roughly $3.4 trillion HEROES Act.

    But Republican leaders want to keep the price tag closer to $1 trillion amid growing concerns among some lawmakers over the nation’s ballooning deficit, which is projected to hit a record-shattering $3.3 trillion this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    Asked about the possibility of a deal that costs somewhere between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion, McConnell last week said: “I don’t think so. That’s where the administration is willing to go. My members think half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go.”

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/coronavirus-stimulus-dealine-approaching-here-are-the-biggest-sticking-points

    Well Mr. McConnell, the American people didn’t elect you President, they elected Donald Trump, and if he wants it it is your job to deliver 50+ votes to get it into law.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSNlYkrJRK0

  109. Infidel Tiger says:

    Decision was 4-4

    Of course the Bush pick John Roberts sides with the filth.

  110. notafan says:

    Spoke to health professional this morning.

    He says Andrews playing games ‘Re loosening of restrictions eg ancillary health professionals, if it’s not on pre approved list it’s out.

    As for cba comment regarding small businesses those with ears to hear know that means many jobs lost many businesses bankrupt many mortgages defaulted many having mental breakdowns, family breakdowns and all the rest that follows from seeing what can be many many years of hard work destroyed.

  111. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Posted without comment – via the Oz:

    EXCLUSIVE
    Vic Libs propose new Greens seat
    Liberal Party recommend AEC create new federal electorate in inner-city Melbourne, potentially handing a second seat to the Greens.

  112. OldOzzie says:

    Inflection Point – President Trump: “I’ll only say this once”…

    Posted on October 19, 2020 by sundance

    Today in Prescott, Arizona, President Trump hit his victory stride for the home-stretch. Go back and watch the entire rally if needed and you’ll see.

    There are moments, inflection points per se’, that are not unique to President Trump but are uniquely President Trump. We have now entered a very specific phase of the 2020 campaign with a confident, purposeful and focused candidate. First, watch this: 1 min 23 sec – Trump On Barr: I’ll Only Say This Once, He’s A Very Fair Man.

    What President Trump expressed in that moment is very typically Trump.

    Accepting that AG Bill Barr is likely to do nothing, he moves quickly through the disappointment phase, finds no value in dwelling there, and shifts into optimal solutions mode. This is a character trait of Donald Trump that has made him successful through life.

    Several years ago, WolfMoon accurately described this trait as “optimal solutions” Trump. Assess, evaluate, move strategically, stride confidently. This shift is specifically pertinent at this moment because it comes as an outcome of a very positive momentum shift.

    Trump can see the enthusiasm and optimism; however, perhaps more importantly, he can feel it. That empowering sense provides him strength to move through disappointment by accepting AG Bill Barr is likely to do nothing about the elements of government who have attempted to stop his administration objectives.

    In real time, for those who have watched the past 16 hours, President Trump has embraced the overwhelming energy of optimism and is now moving into an intense period of joyful campaigning.

    Oh, to be sure he will beat the shit out of Joe Biden and the corrupt elements of the deep state; he will not stop talking about it – but he now moves into a mode where he leverages the truth of what took place as an element of his outsider campaign effort. Truth becomes his weapon.

    This is Donald Trump owning the downside and moving into position to win the 2020 election with a spirit of optimism, and YOU have played, and continue to play, a key role in this.

  113. JC says:

    The real reason Toobin was fired was that he was found masturbating to an image of Brian Stelter. Not even CNN could wear that.

  114. Roger says:

    As for cba comment regarding small businesses those with ears to hear know that means many jobs lost many businesses bankrupt many mortgages defaulted many having mental breakdowns, family breakdowns and all the rest that follows from seeing what can be many many years of hard work destroyed.

    Without a functioning economy, including a vital small business sector, you can’t pay for a health system in the long run.

  115. JC says:

    The real reason Toobin was fired was that he was found ……. to an image of Brian Stelter. Not even CNN could wear that.

  116. candy says:

    I reckon diabetics would be most particular about needles as anyone would and want to see a fresh one. It’s kind of their life at stake there. And maybe have their own testing equipment with them anyway.

  117. Maj says:

    Decision was 4-4

    Of course the Bush pick John Roberts sides with the filth.

    That isn’t a super precedent. They should ask the court to reconsider as soon as ACB is confirmed.

  118. JC says:

    Is USRR still around? Someone mentioned she was active on Twatter.

    Banned after going completely QANON. Like that wasn’t going to happen, right?

  119. feelthebern says:

    They should ask the court to reconsider as soon as ACB is confirmed.

    John Roberts is dead to me.

  120. Infidel Tiger says:

    Roberts is the biggest cuck of all time.

    GWB the worst POTUS of all time.

  121. feelthebern says:

    Have Brian Stelter & monty even been seen in the same room together?

  122. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Thefuckouttahere.

    Gold.

  123. Infidel Tiger says:

    Speaking of cucks….

    ean Davis Retweeted

    The Daily Wire
    @realDailyWire

    @BenShapiro
    : I did not vote for
    @realDonaldTrump
    in 2016.

    I am voting for Donald Trump in 2020.

  124. feelthebern says:

    Any Republicans who didn’t take the red pill during the GWB presidency are retards.
    Any Democrats who didn’t take the red pill during the BHO presidency are retards.

  125. feelthebern says:

    Ben Shapiro SELL !

  126. Maj says:

    Senator Rand Paul
    @RandPaul

    To the scolds blaming ⁦@realDonaldTrump infection on not wearing mask: the only published randomized clinical study of cloth masks shows 97% penetration of particles & higher infection rate than control. But never mind, it’s all about submission…

    https://t.co/tONCm8swFw?amp=1

    5:26 AM · Oct 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

  127. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3625663, posted on October 20, 2020 at 10:59 am
    Posted without comment – via the Oz:

    EXCLUSIVE
    Vic Libs propose new Greens seat
    Liberal Party recommend AEC create new federal electorate in inner-city Melbourne, potentially handing a second seat to the Greens.

    That’s what the stupid effing Liberals do…ignore their base and actively assist the opposition.

  128. Makka says:

    Without a functioning economy, including a vital small business sector, you can’t pay for a health system in the long run.

    This is why Vic is now an economic basket case. The borrowing and debts will keep piling up. Not only are many once existing small businesses gone for good along with the jobs they once created, who in their right mind would risk the total uncertainty of starting a business that employed people? Sicktoria may never recover.

  129. notafan says:

    I think there was a fair bit of abuse of Sinc on Twitter too, probably not a good idea if you want back in on the cat.

  130. Morsie says:

    There were about 700000 mortgages in suspension about 6 weeks ago.Not certain of current numbers.At some stage the banks will want these brought up to date and it will really hit the fan

  131. notafan says:

    I know Roger. It’s as if all those people on Twitter squealing about evil profit don’t know where the money government spends comes from.

  132. Dr Faustus says:

    On infection control.

    I had day surgery yesterday at a major Brisbane hospital.

    There was a masked Gorgon and a battery of thermal imaging cameras controlling access at the door. But after I signed a declaration declaring myself Ronafree, no other visible precaution or infection control process beyond what you would expect in a surgical unit.

    No spacesuits or extra masking, no specific distancing – and no hugging of tearful, stressed-out-of-their brain medical staff. Just calm and professional.

    Thank God we’ve got Dr Young and the Palacechook busy analysing poo to keep us all safe.

  133. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Credlin’s way off base.

    Until we all stand up against Guterres and Soros we are doomed. If only we had a co-ordinator of some kind.

  134. calli says:

    SRR’s Twitter account was closed by order of the management. (srrohohyes). A couple of years ago now.

  135. feelthebern says:

    How soon before the Toobin “rehabilitation” begins?
    Two months?
    A listening tour?
    Followed by a puff piece about his “learnings” ?

  136. Some History says:

    Hunchback: “You can’t sprint to covid normal”.

    Ta-Ta TISH!

  137. calli says:

    Life moves on. Another election cycle, this time without Ant either.

  138. feelthebern says:

    Dan Andrews: “Peta, you’re constant questioning & holding me to account is causing many Victorians unwanted additional pain at this time”.
    Credlin: “Like who”.
    Dan Andrews: “Me”.

  139. Armadillo says:

    this time without Ant either.

    Or Hammy.

  140. feelthebern says:

    Hammy’s friend: Hammy is dead.
    JC: I want to see a death certificate.

    Also JC:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm5fVx8vbu0

  141. H B Bear says:

    Whose writing Chairman Dan’s material? It’s hilarious. If you’re not in Victoriastan of course.

  142. dover_beach says:

    Greenwald on Tucker ripping the Schiff, the Dems, the media, and the intelligence community a new hole. Of Schiffhe he says that he is the most pathological liar there has ever been in US politics. So true.

  143. Snoopy says:

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court sides with Democrats to allow Pennsylvania to count mailed ballots received up to 3 days after election.

    It’s up to 10 days in Queensland and up to 14 days in the NT.

  144. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    this time without Ant either

    Poor ol’ Ant. Went (mysteriously) missing after engaging in a full and frank exchange of views with some pro-Trump Pennsylvanian coal miners.

  145. Gab says:

    ANTIFA is a honey trap for the spiritually deranged.

    I don’t believe this poor disorded soul is possessed but I’m thinking most assuredly obsessed.

  146. twostix says:

    Credlin’s way off base.

    Until we all stand up against Guterres and Soros we are doomed. If only we had a co-ordinator of some kind.

    Credlin’s an amazing coordinater and political operator, just ask Tony Abbott.

    🤣

  147. Gab says:

    Whose writing Chairman Dan’s material? It’s hilarious. If you’re not in Victoriastan of course.

    Every question is answered with the same motherhood emotionally-charged lecture. It i rather tedious.

  148. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Hammy’s sister: Hammy is dead.
    JC: I want to see a death certificate.

    Hammy’s sister: Hammy was actually a conservative pretending to be a collectivist. He enjoyed this immensely, especially his exchanges with a certain commenter by the name of JC.

  149. Gab says:

    I don’t hear any other journalist asking Dan intelligent and probing questions.

  150. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Elizabeth Warren on the Stump: Trump Threatens Existence of All Life on the Planet

    No more pandemics. Sad.

  151. feelthebern says:

    Hammy’s not dead.
    I put it to the court that Hammy was a sock puppet.
    And so was his alleged sister who reported the death of Hammy.

  152. Armadillo says:

    Breaking: The reason the mayor of Moscows wife paid Hunter $3.5 million was to launder money in the US and avoid sanctions. The amount laundered was $200 million and Hunter and his business partner (Devon
    Archer) may have recieved more than the $3.5 million that is known about.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-news-mayor-moscows-wife-paid-hunter-biden-3-5-million-likely/

  153. Black Ball says:

    Good morning all.
    A Football Life, subject matter is Jimmy Johnson. The bloke was driven and he had a line that he used from another coach. ‘Fatigue makes cowards of us all’. Could be applicable to Biden.

  154. Maj says:

    This is so wrong. Don’t both candidates have to agree before any rules can get changed?

    Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics.

    The 90-minute debate is divided into six 15-minute segments, with each candidate granted two minutes to deliver uninterrupted remarks before proceeding to an open debate. The open discussion portion of the debate will not feature a mute button, but interruptions by either candidate will count toward their time in the second and final debate Thursday.

    The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced the rule changes Monday, three weeks after a chaotic opening faceoff between the two presidential contenders that featured frequent interruptions — most by Trump.

    The commission has faced pressure from the Trump campaign to avoid changing the rules, while Biden’s team was hoping for a more ordered debate. In a statement, the commission said it “had determined that it is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules.”

    https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/debate-commission-adopts-new-rules-to-mute-microphones/article_55fdc465-9fc6-576c-a34f-444136f44189.html

  155. Some History says:

    Hunchback: To transgressors – I will look for you, I will find you, and I will fine you.

  156. feelthebern says:

    Maj, the Biden campaign is trying to spike the debate.
    Sleepy Joe isn’t up to it.

  157. OldOzzie says:

    The Media Will Drag Joe Biden Across the Finish Line if It’s the Last Thing They Do

    Every four years, I assume that our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press have stooped as low as they can possibly stoop. Then another election rolls around and they prove me wrong. It happens every time. I don’t know what I expected.

    The NY Post‘s story about Hunter Biden’s allegedly abandoned laptop has forced journalists and other Democrats to cast aside their thin veil of impartiality. Wherever the evidence may lead, they can’t allow themselves to follow. Because if they do, it might bring about four more years of Bad Orange Man.

    I already wrote in my candidate and I don’t care who wins on November 3. I’ve resigned myself to the result either way. But these @$$holes sure haven’t. They’re doing everything they can to drag Joe’s decrepit old carcass across the finish line, and they’re shouting down or silencing anybody who doesn’t like it. I’ve had my differences with Trump supporters over the years, but they’re not the ones censoring me, locking me out of my social media accounts, and trying to shut me up.

    Silencing dissent doesn’t change anyone’s mind. It just makes us want to know what you’re hiding.

  158. Armadillo says:

    More details:

    OAN reporter Jack Posobiec has the answer.

    Jack Posobiec met up with Matthew Tyrmand, the investigative reporter who had received a tranche of emails from Hunter Biden’s associate.

    According to emails and documents, Yelena Baturina laundered funds into the US in avoidance of sanctions, Devon Archer claimed the firm received $200 million.

  159. feelthebern says:

    Joe Rogan has to do the 4 hour debate.
    It’s the only answer to all this shite.
    Biden would have to sit there in his own applesauce poop after he soils himself 15mins in.

    Trump & Rogan would then go hunt elk.

  160. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    A quick flick through Senate estimates. Three out of the four on screen, have Wong, Kennealy, Sheldon firing their inescapable gotchas. Off!

  161. OldOzzie says:

    Seen on the Web

    A Mother speaks

    The in-depth conversations I have with my 2 teenagers right now … by text of course because nobody hears me over their headphones

    2230
    Phone
    Bed
    Now

  162. mh says:

    The New Yorker magazine has relieved reporter Jeffrey Toobin.

    Of his duties.

  163. feelthebern says:

    Dan Andrews is now running like Uter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk7IFeBaajo

  164. caveman says:

    What a fukn sad place is Victoriastan, compulsory mask wearing , rules rules rules. Why would you bother visiting the joint , you’d be subjected to the same treatment.

  165. Herodotus says:

    John Ratcliffe, then a lawmaker from Texas, promised senators skeptical of his vocal support for President Trump that he would be “entirely apolitical as the director of national intelligence.”
    Meanwhile, Democrats are threatening to go after any and every public servant or administration office holder who has worked for Trump or worked to implement any Trump measures.
    But that would be fine by our resident (Sinc’s pet) troll.

  166. OldOzzie says:

    mh
    #3625726, posted on October 20, 2020 at 11:45 am
    The New Yorker magazine has relieved reporter Jeffrey Toobin.

    Of his duties.

    Before or after 99?

  167. Gab says:

    Caveman, as our Dear Leader just said, ”this is as good as it gets”.

  168. Herodotus says:

    Twitter has banned Scott Atlas, but that would also be fine by the pet troll.

  169. Tailgunner says:

    Goddamit, no Debate?
    Trump won’t go for this mic stunt.
    I really wanted to see him destroy China Joe live on TV!
    ☹️☹️

  170. Gab says:

    ”The bus just happens to be driving me to Daniel Andrews’ office.
    We will be interviewing people and having a chat 🙂
    If you have a story you think should be shared, come up to me.”

    https://www.facebook.com/reignitedemocracyaustralia/posts/153753126427560

  171. Eyrie says:

    Why were they doing blood glucose testing in quarantine?
    Diabetic people who need to do this generally have their own kits.
    Anything government does is pure theatre or a total fuckup.
    The real pandemic is the plague of government infesting this planet.

  172. Tailgunner says:

    Good stuff, Arma.
    More legs than a millipede!

  173. caveman says:

    Chairman Dan, there is technology that can monitor your vital signs…..so we can remotely shut you down……

  174. OldOzzie says:

    Trump likens Hunter Biden’s ‘laptop from hell’ to Anthony Weiner’s notorious drive

    President Trump on Monday said that Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” reminds him of Anthony Weiner’s infamous computer, which undercut Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and later sent Weiner to prison.

    Trump called Joe Biden “corrupt” at a large rally in Prescott, Ariz., citing The Post’s reporting on emails from a hard drive implicating the Democratic presidential candidate in his son’s overseas deals.

    “Joe Biden is always and has been a corrupt politician, and as far as I’m concerned the Biden family is a criminal enterprise,” Trump said.

    “If you read this laptop, I tell you what, this is called the laptop from hell. The only laptop that was almost as good, maybe worse, was the laptop of Anthony Weiner. Remember that? Ding-ding-ding-ding. He got hacked too.”

    “[Weiner] was sending messages to very, very young women — girls, girls, excuse me, girls. He was sending messages, a lot of them, and he ‘got hacked’, ” Trump said.

  175. Armadillo says:

    More legs than a millipede!

    What is a close friend of Putin doing laundering money through the son of US Vice President, Joe Biden?

    I thought Putin was in cahoots with Trump?

  176. Some History says:

    ABC discontinues coverage of the Hunchback.

  177. feelthebern says:

    In the last 24 hours, there have been two multi billion mergers announced in the shale sector.
    Would that happen if they thought Ban-Fracking Biden was going to be elected?
    I don’t think so.

  178. Gab says:

    Our Dear Leader just announced there will be more pandemics.

  179. Armadillo says:

    Hunter Bidens signature WAS on the computer shop document. Apparently he was pissed when he dropped in the laptop.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/photo-hunter-bidens-signature-paperwork-computer-repair-shop-surfaces/

  180. feelthebern says:

    James O’Keefe dropping more truth bombs.

  181. cohenite says:

    OldOzzie
    #3625624, posted on October 20, 2020 at 10:34 am
    The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for [email protected] on Zoom

    Sums up the left’s ethos in one stroke.

  182. Snoopy says:

    Gab
    #3625749, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm
    Our Dear Leader just announced there will be more pandemics.

    The next WHO mandated pandemic will be, should Trump be re-elected, the health effects of climate change.

  183. Makka says:

    The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for [email protected] on Zoom

    “Trump made me do it! Wahhhhh…..”

  184. Tailgunner says:

    Project Veritas dropping some more bombs soon.

  185. rickw says:

    Hunter Bidens signature WAS on the computer shop document. Apparently he was pissed when he dropped in the laptop.

    Sort of ironic that lefty filth is being destroyed by a Mac shop.

  186. C.L. says:

    Zoomasturbation now.
    2020 keeps bringing it.

  187. OldOzzie says:

    Streisand Effect: Twitter Ban On Biden Laptop Scandal Nearly Doubled Visibility According To MIT

    The news: When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its stated intention was to prevent people from spreading harmful false material as America heads into the final stretch of the election campaign. But thanks to the cycle of misinformation—and claims from conservatives that social-media platforms are deliberately censoring their views—Twitter managed to do the opposite of what it intended.

    According to Zignal Labs, a media intelligence firm, shares of the Post article “nearly doubled” after Twitter started suppressing it. The poorly-thought-through ban triggered the so-called Streisand Effect and helped turn a sketchy article into a must-share blockbuster. And then on Friday, the Republican National Committee filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Twitter, claiming that the ban “amounts to an illegal corporate in-kind political contribution to the Biden campaign.”

    Looking at the firehose of Twitter shares of the URL—including original tweets, retweets, and quote tweets—Zignal found a surge of shares immediately after Twitter instituted the block, jumping from about 5.5 thousand shares every 15 minutes to about 10 thousand.

  188. Cassie of Sydney says:

    From the Oz…amazing how a socialist paradise very quickly becomes “third world”…

    Reused blood tests in quarantine ‘regrettable’

    Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley has described revelations that blood glucose tests were reused among the state’s hotel quarantine guests as “very regrettable”.

    Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley.
    Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley.
    Mr Foley said that it was a “very low risk” that the 243 people who had been identified as affected had contracted a bloodborne disease. The tests are usually used by people with diabetes and are meant to be used only once before being discarded.

    He said it was through an “abundance of caution” that those people were being contacted and urged to undergo screening for diseases including HIV.

    So far 141 people have been successfully contacted by Safer Care Victoria and 79 had agreed to be tested.

    The state has set up a dedicated hotline for anyone who is concerned that they might have been impacted at 1800 356 061.

  189. C.L. says:

    Trump asked by reporter why – WHY?! – did he call Biden a “criminal.”
    Trump explains why … and beats up the reporter as well:

    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1318333775537864704

  190. rickw says:

    Sums up the left’s ethos in one stroke.

    Might have been a couple of strokes….

  191. OldOzzie says:

    Democrat-Run Chicago Broke As Mayor Mulls Tax Hikes & Layoffs To Plug $1.2BN Budget Gap

    In a sign of where the entire country could soon find itself, the Democrat-run city of Chicago isn’t just facing soaring violent crime, but is staring down a whopping $1.2 billion budget deficit, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Naturally the response to what some are already excusing as the city’s “coronavirus-fueled budget deficit” is for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to immediately talk massive tax hikes to plug the hole.

    “Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune,” the report says.

  192. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Toobin Zoom screenshot.

    A veritable Adonis!

  193. OldOzzie says:

    from C.L post above

    AverageGuy
    @AnonTwitDude

    Replying to @ScottAdamsSays

    There once was a man named Jeff Toobin
    He got caught exposed while zoomin’.
    He hated Trump
    but had to give it a pump
    Now the world has seen poor Toobin oozin’.

  194. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “GWB the worst POTUS of all time.”

    I think that is a very accurate statement.

  195. cohenite says:

    From CL’s link to the great James Woods: demorats just gotta do what demorats do:

    There once was a man named Jeff Toobin
    He got caught exposed while zoomin’.
    He hated Trump
    but had to give it a pump
    Now the world has seen poor Toobin oozin’.

  196. cohenite says:

    OldOzzie: snap!

  197. Some History says:

    The Left offers the tranquility of sensibility:

    https://twitter.com/Midwest_Nation/status/1318184765187608581

  198. OldOzzie says:

    Trump says Biden would be in jail for corruption if AG Barr weren’t so ‘nice’

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. — President Trump stepped up accusations of corruption on Monday, saying Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter should face prosecution as the president’s campaign, looking for the jolt needed to catch the Democratic nominee in the polls, seized on allegations of sweetheart deals.

    Amid a growing sense of momentum for the Trump campaign with Election Day two weeks away, the president told supporters in this battleground state that Mr. Biden has been “lucky” to avoid federal prosecution for enriching his family with foreign payments while he was vice president for eight years.

    “He has been a corrupt politician for a long time,” Mr. Trump said. “This man should not be your president. Number one, he’s corrupt. Number two, he’s not a smart man, never was. Number three, he’s seen better days.”

  199. twostix says:

    Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley has described revelations that blood glucose tests were reused among the state’s hotel quarantine guests as “very regrettable”.

    He said it was through an “abundance of caution” that those people were being contacted and urged to undergo screening for diseases including HIV.

    So far 141 people have been successfully contacted by Safer Care Victoria and 79 had agreed to be tested.

    The state has set up a dedicated hotline for anyone who is concerned that they might have been impacted at 1800 356 061.

    Oh Victoria.

    This must be rock bottom, surely!

  200. Old School Conservative says:

    OldOzzie
    #3625537, posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:10 am
    A Vietnam Contribution

    Thanks OldOzzie.
    Brilliant.

  201. twostix says:

    Tensions rise as New Zealand travellers enter Australian states outside of trans-Tasman travel bubble

    State governments voiced concerns after a number of travellers from New Zealand entered Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania via Sydney.

    It will be very 2020 if it’s kiwi tourists who break the whole stupid “bubble” thing apart and get us back to being an actual country again.

    Almost makes up for the crimewave.

  202. Infidel Tiger King says:

    So you only get suspended for wanking on Zoom?

    What do you have to do to get fired?

  203. Roger says:

    Our Dear Leader just announced there will be more pandemics.

    He’s actually right on that.

    But what’s his point, exactly?

  204. Roger says:

    So you only get suspended for wanking on Zoom?

    What do you have to do to get fired?

    Endorse Trump.

  205. calli says:

    Putting the “Zoo” into Zoom.

  206. twostix says:

    ‘Seriously, my advice to Minister Tudge is, instead of stubbornly defending this, work with us and let’s make sure Victoria is not part of a bubble that we never agreed to be in,’ he said.” — The Age

    Victoria agreed to be in the “bubble” in 1901, does premier Dan want to leave?

  207. Some History says:

    A “Truth & Reconciliation Commission”?

    Tucker: The left gets ready for a post-Trump world

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDrUQ0dUOWw

  208. calli says:

    And here we have the beginnings of another summer tragedy.

    Someone needs to lock that bespectacled idiot up in a cellar for the duration.

  209. OldOzzie says:

    Old School Conservative
    #3625784, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    OldOzzie
    #3625537, posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:10 am
    A Vietnam Contribution

    Thanks OldOzzie.
    Brilliant.

    Also worth watching on Big Screen TV – from youtube

    Battle of Long Tan Documentary – Vietnam War – Narrated by Sam Worthington – 1 hr 41 mins 14 Secs

    Martin Walsh Red Dune Films

    Here is my award winning and critically acclaimed documentary on The Battle of Long Tan narrated by Sam Worthington, first broadcast on The History Channel on 16 August 2006.

    I also produced the movie DANGER CLOSE: The Battle of Long Tan starring Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge), Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Richard Roxburgh is also out now on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, FOXTEL and more. Check out the trailer for the movie here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZscTH

    Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam — for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer — and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

    The ensuing Battle of Long Tan becomes one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. But sadly not before 18 Australians and more than 500 enemy are killed. Heroism, tragedy and the sacrifice of battle, Long Tan is a grueling and dramatic exploration of war with all its horror, that will rightly take its place alongside war classics such as Gallipoli, Breaker Morant, Saving Private Ryan, Zulu & Blackhawk Down.

    This documentary and our movie DANGER CLOSE starring Travis Fimmel is a tribute to the nobility and uncommon valor of these men — many of them conscripts – under fire. It honors their loyalty to their country and to each other, and it brings to light the heroism and unimaginable sacrifice of all military men and women both home and abroad.

    Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men.

  210. Mater says:

    Gab
    #3625749, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm
    Our Dear Leader just announced there will be more pandemics.

    Of course there will be…if this one doesn’t work. This is not conspiracy stuff. They have a taste now.
    Check out the FB post that appeared in my feed, from the World Health Organisation.

    WHO prescriptions for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19:
    🌱 Protect and preserve nature
    🚰 Invest in essential services
    💡 Ensure a quick healthy energy transition
    🥦 Promote healthy, sustainable food systems
    🏙 Build healthy, liveable cities
    ❌ Stop using taxpayers money to fund pollution

    Check out the accompanying video.

    https://www.facebook.com/WHO/videos/923756201367111/

  211. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Roger
    #3625789, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:42 pm
    So you only get suspended for wanking on Zoom?

    What do you have to do to get fired?

    Endorse Trump.”

    State that trannies aren’t women.

  212. dover_beach says:

    Emails provided by @MatthewTyrmand come directly from Hunter associate’s Gmail account. They are still hosted on Google’s servers. Bevan Cooney flipped and gave his login info.

    How’s that Russian disinfo trope going, monty?

  213. dover_beach says:

    Jack Posobiec met up with Matthew Tyrmand, the investigative reporter who had received a tranche of emails from Hunter Biden’s associate, Bevan Cooney.

    According to emails and documents, Yelena Baturina laundered funds into the US in avoidance of sanctions, Devon Archer claimed the firm received $200 million.

    I wonder if this get’s through?

  214. dover_beach says:

    Test.

  215. m0nty says:

    Toobin was accurately simulating the Supreme Court conservative majority.

  216. dover_beach says:

    Is the Cat being censored? I can’t get a comment on Russian payments to Biden from former Moscow mayors wife through.

  217. Leigh Lowe says:

    Struth:-

    “But again, I expected no more from Credlin, she is in the Liberal Party”

    Dan Xi-Man:-

    “He’s not a leader. He’s a Liberal”.

    .
    The company you keep.
    .
    #astroturfers4Dan

  218. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “m0nty
    #3625809, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:54 pm
    Toobin was accurately simulating the Supreme Court conservative majority.”

    oh dear….you really are a sicko

  219. Gab says:

    Mater. add to that Agenda 201 and the Strong Cities Network (of which Melb is the only Aust city to sign up).

  220. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “dover_beach
    #3625810, posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Is the Cat being censored? I can’t get a comment on Russian payments to Biden from former Moscow mayors wife through.”

    There must be naughty words in it.

  221. twostix says:

    Gippsland Labor MP Harriet Shing conceded the arrangement presented a potential loophole for Melbourne residents wanting to escape lockdown but she said the system would be tightly regulated.

    “You can’t actually head to your second property, do a bit of slashing and mowing and decide you’re going to stick around and spend the next two weeks there,” she said.

    “At a stretch, it may include an overnight stay … but if you don’t complete the work within the required time frame that will be set out in your letter of support, you will have to come back a second time and reapply for a second permit,” Ms Shing said.

    I read a story once where the future western nations fell into civil wars of cities vs everyone outside.

    City people got locked into the confines of the cities. Seemed an impossibly stupid story 20 years ago or so.

    Weird to see it happen so easily.

  222. dover_beach says:

    Cassie, let’s see: first sentence:

    Emails provided by @MatthewTyrmand come directly from Hunter associate’s Gmail account.

  223. cohenite says:

    Toobin was accurately simulating the Supreme Court conservative majority.

    What a pathetic little grub you are.

  224. dover_beach says:

    Ah, I see the naughty word:

    They are still hosted on Google’s servers. Bevan [email protected]@ney flipped and gave his login info.

  225. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Toobin was accurately simulating the Supreme Court conservative majority.

    Haha. 🤣🤣🤣

    From this fine Toobin thread at Instapundit.

  226. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Weird to see it happen so easily.”

    It’s the “great reset”.

  227. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Bevan [email protected]@ney flipped and gave his login info.”

    yep.

  228. dover_beach says:

    Hot take: Hunter was allegedly receiving$ 3.5M as a part of a money laundering operation.

  229. Tel says:

    Well Mr. McConnell, the American people didn’t elect you President, they elected Donald Trump, and if he wants it it is your job to deliver 50+ votes to get it into law.

    The job of the President is the executive, he is not intended as a lawmaker, nor as a financial controller.

    Congress 100% controls the purse strings. Maj, you are full of it … and you probably know that already.

  230. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Oops forgot the Instapundit link.

  231. Gab says:

    It’s the “great reset”.

    Oh yeah, and the World Economic Forum, Mater.

  232. dover_beach says:

    monty, how’s that Russian disinfo trope going?

  233. Mater says:

    Our Dear Leader just announced there will be more pandemics.

    Singular, Dan, singular.

    COVID-19 has so depleted the treasuries of all the gullible western nations, it’ll only take one more, at most.

  234. Mother Lode says:

    Toobin was accurately simulating the Supreme Court conservative majority.

    Oh, yeah? Well, Biden is a pooh-pooh head! And he doesn’t go to the toilet so his pants are full of pooh! And when he eats he only ever has pooh!

    Honestly I think Monty is not in a good place right now. It is beginning to dawn on him that Trump will win another four years, and at some point an Australian politician motivated purely by opportunism will copy a policy from the US and discover that it works – and there are loads more where that came from.

    Australians are not really in love with high taxes and invasive bureaucracy, but have been deluded into thinking it is the only way the nation can function. Once the blinkers are taken off however they will have no patience with the stunted bog monsters trying to put it back.

  235. pete m says:

    Re California rally
    R Grenell noted 3 congress seats are close and could flip in that county
    Also to rub Bidens face how popular he is in cali

  236. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Oh, yeah? Well, Biden is a pooh-pooh head! And he doesn’t go to the toilet so his pants are full of pooh! And when he eats he only ever has pooh!”

    It isn’t just Biden..don’t forget Demrat Jerry Nadler and his pooh-pooh problems!

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