Open Thread: October 24, 2020

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  1. Arky

    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    ..
    Well, the scenery in NZ is nice.

  2. Makka

    Vic Federal MP’s and their Staff, Vic State MP’s and their Staff, Local Govt, Public Servants, Police, Health, Firies imncl CFA, Welfare Recipients, Arts Community, Vic ABC Staff, Vic SBS Staff, Multicultural Community Groups etc

    …. Education Dept, multitude of Health associated organisations and enterprises, State utilities and licensing entities, unions and construction companies under Govt contracts – list goes on and on. All attached to the Govt’s teat. It’s sick.

  3. Cassie of Sydney

    “I’m not “siding” with anyone – just reminding you of some relevant history.”

    The racist has been honest this afternoon, he has actually truthfully told us that he supports the murder and genocide of Jooos. Well done…he’s finally fessed up..

  4. cohenite

    Lauren Southern on Outsiders. I’m pausing the program often.

  5. Boambee John

    1735099
    #3632387, posted on October 25, 2020 at 2:17 pm
    Some relevant history –

    Some irrelevant propaganda.

    Fixed for the bin chicken. He seems to have worse diarrhoea than usual today. Bin contents must have been off.

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3632475, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm
    And how would you describe those who carried out the Deir Yassin massacre?

    About the same as those who carried out the massacres at Kfar Etizon (spelling?) and the hospital convey on Mount Scobus.”

    Yep….Kfar Etzion. The racist doesn’t deal in facts.

  7. Cassie of Sydney

    “Fixed for the bin chicken. He seems to have worse diarrhoea than usual today. Bin contents must have been off.”

    Yep.

  8. OldOzzie

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3632473, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm
    Sell up and leave Victoria, there is no future in Victoria.

    Right sentiment, wrong location. There is no future in Australia. Victorianstan is just the current meanest example.

    Any country that can allow this shit to go down in one of its regions (which are pretty much funded by said country) is irredeemably fucked. It is only a matter of time.

    Mark from Melbourne

    Yes I agree with you – Palachook will get back in QLD just like Arden in NZ – only hope is President Trump gets back in America.

    ScoMo is TurdBull Lite and Photios Liberals Green Wet Blankets have JellyFish Spines

  9. Makka

    Right sentiment, wrong location. There is no future in Australia. Victorianstan is just the current meanest example.

    I suspect you are right there. Our best days are behind us. Multiculti and leftism have fkd the country for good. Victoria most of all.

  10. OldOzzie

    Arky
    #3632477, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:09 pm
    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    Well, the scenery in NZ is nice.

    And, The Sheep look nice and Gum Boots are Cheap

  11. Dot

    That’s why you need the Caballero Home Video version, C.L.

  12. max

    Knew a pommy couple who retired in Malaysia. Thought it paradise – at first.

    Lasted a couple of years then sold up and returned to cold old blighty.

    I dunno. Terminally bored, I think.

  13. Struth

    The Australian way?

    What way then?

    I wonder how many people thought they’d just wait until the next elections to vote Stalin out.

    Look, my schtick all along here, since this has happened months ago , is about denialism.
    You can’t fix your drug habit until you admit not only the problem but the extent of it.

    This is why so many got their noses out of joint with my response regarding Credlin.
    It wasn’t what she was doing that was a problem, (although as I stated, being compromised she didn’t use her live to air time well enough, and still could) it was a response to those who thought she had a snowflake’s chance in hell of ridding Victoria of Dan Andrews by what she was doing.

    He has the guns, and his people running the inquest,.. it’s a joke, he has the cops, the media, the public service and the courts, (as we have seen clearly with the Pell case), all in his pocket.
    He has the guns.
    Did I mention he has the guns?
    And as the anglo western countries get put back down into lock down again, and Canada starts building Covid Camps, Victoria has commos drooling around the world looking at Dan for inspiration, and as Dan tries to utter the words “Covid Normal” as much as possible to get us all to understand that is the only option we’ll be offered (so communist control by another name), you come on here and make the claim that we’ll have to wait two years and vote him out.

    And you don’t think that you might be living in denial somewhat, Makka?
    And you know I used to agree with what you used to say nearly all the time.

  14. Arky

    The Germans lost WW2 because of their lack of oil.
    The oil industry is a strategic asset.
    Biden stating he wants to end fossil fuels is pure treason, at a time when the world is reaching a crossroads.

  15. Boambee John

    Arky
    #3632422, posted on October 25, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Fuck you for your politically motivated fake concern for countries you know nothing about.
    Fuck you for your undergraduate grade politics.
    Fuck you for your propaganda and bullshit.
    Fuck you.

    Don’t hold back Arky, tell us what you really think!

  16. dover_beach

    Watching Plot against the President on Amazon. Very good. The stench from CIA, FBI, DoS, DoJ, is terrible.

  17. Boambee John

    “I’m not “siding” with anyone – just reminding you of some relevant history.”
    As usual, when his ignorance becomes even more blatantly obvious that usual, the bin chicken falls back on his “I’m just a simple honest broker” lie.

    To add to all of his other lies.

  18. C.L.

    That’s why you need the Caballero Home Video version, C.L.

    I don’t know what that means, Dot.

  19. Senator Chris [email protected] daughter is the laptop.
    Remember the auburn haired girl Uncle Joe was sniffing in the WH?

  20. miltonf

    Tailgunner, are you back at work?

  21. Frank

    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    Cough, Garry Glitter, cough.

  22. C.L.

    Saw the trailer this morning, Dover. It does look good.

  23. Pedro the Loafer

    I just bet all my Richmond winnings on Trump romping home in November.

    On a roll.

  24. Eyrie

    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    The scenery in NZ is nice but it should be described as de – developed. It will be shortly with the commie in charge. It will be like Venzuela. With any luck we’ll be no worse than Argentina.

  25. OldOzzie

    The US: An Inspirational Leader in the Middle East

    When it comes to confronting the many challenges that face the modern Middle East, the United States has proved itself to be truly inspirational at leading during the last four years.

    From achieving a remarkable breakthrough in the Israeli-Arab peace process to curbing the malign activities of Iran’s [email protected] revolution in the region, the US has already succeeded in establishing a legacy that is the envy of many of its previous administrations.

    A succession of American presidents, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, have attempted — and failed — to break the endless cycle of violence that has come to characterise the region. It has only been the current distinctive style of US leadership that has made a decisive impact on the landscape of the Middle East.

    The US has managed to achieve these profound changes, moreover, at a time when the omens were less than auspicious than when the current term began in 2017.

    Back then, the region was in the midst of a bitter war against the fanatics of ISIS, who had seized control of large swathes of northern Syria and Iraq and were attempting to impose their barbaric form of government on the unhappy inhabitants of their so-called caliphate.

    It was mainly thanks to decisive US action in fighting the jihadis that the American-led coalition was finally able to inflict a devastating defeat against the ISIS fanatics. Soon after the inauguration, the US dramatically revised the rules of engagement that had been in place under the prior administration, which had severely limited the ability of coalition forces to target ISIS terrorists. As a result, the US-led coalition was able to achieve its goal of destroying the caliphate and inflicting heavy losses on the ISIS fanatics, to the extent that today the caliphate has been reduced to rubble.

    For good measure, the US even succeeded in eliminating Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mastermind of the ISIS reign of terror, while thousands more have either been killed or face being brought to justice, as is the case with the two British jihadis that belonged to an ISIS cell known as “The Beatles” who were earlier this month flown to the US to stand trial for their crimes, allegedly participating in the murders of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as the humanitarian aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.

    Indeed, it could be argued that the decisive action of the US has redefined the map of the Middle East, drawing a distinction between moderate, pro-Western Arab governments like the Gulf states that uphold the virtues of moderation and stability, and those, such as Iran, Turkey and Syria, that seek to sow discord and unrest.

    Washington’s peace initiative with the Taliban is another area where the administration’s very different approach to Afghanistan’s long-running civil war has surprised its critics. While the negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government still have a long way to go before a comprehensive peace agreement is signed, the fact that Washington has been able to sign an accord with the Taliban, with the prospect of ending two decades of continuous conflict, is nevertheless a significant achievement, one that will enable Mr Trump to fulfil his pledge to reduce America’s military presence in the country.

  26. thefrollickingmole

    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    Paying bribes to obtain outcomes you want rather than paying taxes & rates to allow some uni educated dickhead to consult 3 different sets of regulations before deciding “computer says no”.
    Coincidentally relieving said dickhead from doing any work beyond that point.

    Dusky maidens who will only steal your kidneys rather than put you on the hook for 3/4 of what you own for 18+ years.

    Corrupt venal politicians who exist only to serve themselves and nobody is dumb enough to expect anything else from them. (we have he first part down pat, second bit is taking a little longer)

    Thats 3 reasons.

  27. OldOzzie

    The US: An Inspirational Leader in the Middle East

    When it comes to confronting the many challenges that face the modern Middle East, the United States has proved itself to be truly inspirational at leading during the last four years.

    From achieving a remarkable breakthrough in the Israeli-Arab peace process to curbing the malign activities of Iran’s [email protected] revolution in the region, the US has already succeeded in establishing a legacy that is the envy of many of its previous administrations.

    A succession of American presidents, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, have attempted — and failed — to break the endless cycle of violence that has come to characterise the region. It has only been the current distinctive style of US leadership that has made a decisive impact on the landscape of the Middle East.

    The US has managed to achieve these profound changes, moreover, at a time when the omens were less than auspicious than when the current term began in 2017.

    Back then, the region was in the midst of a bitter war against the fanatics of ISIS, who had seized control of large swathes of northern Syria and Iraq and were attempting to impose their barbaric form of government on the unhappy inhabitants of their so-called caliphate.

    It was mainly thanks to decisive US action in fighting the [email protected] that the American-led coalition was finally able to inflict a devastating defeat against the ISIS fanatics. Soon after the inauguration, the US dramatically revised the rules of engagement that had been in place under the prior administration, which had severely limited the ability of coalition forces to target ISIS terrorists. As a result, the US-led coalition was able to achieve its goal of destroying the caliphate and inflicting heavy losses on the ISIS fanatics, to the extent that today the caliphate has been reduced to rubble.

    For good measure, the US even succeeded in eliminating Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mastermind of the ISIS reign of terror, while thousands more have either been killed or face being brought to justice, as is the case with the two British [email protected] that belonged to an ISIS cell known as “The Beatles” who were earlier this month flown to the US to stand trial for their crimes, allegedly participating in the murders of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as the humanitarian aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.

    Indeed, it could be argued that the decisive action of the US has redefined the map of the Middle East, drawing a distinction between moderate, pro-Western Arab governments like the Gulf states that uphold the virtues of moderation and stability, and those, such as Iran, Turkey and Syria, that seek to sow discord and unrest.

    Washington’s peace initiative with the Taliban is another area where the administration’s very different approach to Afghanistan’s long-running civil war has surprised its critics. While the negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government still have a long way to go before a comprehensive peace agreement is signed, the fact that Washington has been able to sign an accord with the Taliban, with the prospect of ending two decades of continuous conflict, is nevertheless a significant achievement, one that will enable Mr Trump to fulfil his pledge to reduce America’s military presence in the country.

  28. Dot

    Frank
    #3632509, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    What s the attraction of wanting to live like some sort of nabob in a poor, undeveloped country?

    Cough, Garry Glitter, cough.

    I disagree Mr Thring.

    Australia is an awful nanny state.

    Academics want to license tobacco by prescription only.
    You cannot have an Australian website with pictures of a tobacco pipe for sale.
    If you coerce a criminal to surrender with a legally owned firearm, the police will persecute you.

    Also the living costs in Australia are insane.
    Old brick, 4 bdr home in Wentworthville, Sydney.

    https://www.domain.com.au/112-dunmore-street-wentworthville-nsw-2145-2016445940

    1.3 mn – 1.35 mn AUD asking price.

    1.35 mn in Pattaya would get you something very nice with a huge sinking fund leftover, enough for servants.

  29. Frank

    Phrase for today: anthropodermic bibliopegy. Using human skin to bind books.

  30. thefrollickingmole

    And god bless them, they reserve a slap for the ABC

    ABC Australia in its article yesterday asked its readers to be ‘sceptical’ of stories about corruption by Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.

    The ABC Australia has been largely silent since the first New York Post story broke on October 14th. The story revealed emails belonging to Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice President Joe Biden, that proves the Biden’s family profiteering from Joe Biden’s public office. One email sent to Hunter Biden was from a top executive who ran Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm, thanking Hunter Biden for introducing his father.

    In its only article on this scandal yesterday, ABC Australia avoided the increasingly amount of solid evidence that has now surfaced, and instead focusing on questioning Rudy Giuliani’s involvement and how the New York Post who first reported the scandal obtained its material.

    Why should Australians fund a biased news outlet like the ABC?
    Our own Australian media outlet, Sky News interviewed Steve Bannon on the Biden’s scandal. Why hasn’t the ABC News report on what Steve Bannon told our fellow Australian journalist? Does the ABC News only select stories that fit their desired narratives, and ignore the others?

    In the 2019-2020 budget, the ABC received AU$878.6 million from Australian’s taxpayers. It has been principally funded by the Australian taxpayers since its founding in 1929. Why should the Australian taxpayers continue to fund this evidently biased, so called ‘national broadcaster’?

  31. Makka

    And you don’t think that you might be living in denial somewhat, Makka?

    I know exactly what I’m living in, struth. It’s called reality. I know the situation I and my family are confronted with.

    You however still haven’t put forward your proposed solution struth. So how about you doing that, clearly and with some precision with no deflection and obfuscations. So it’s understood by all exactly what solution you are proposing to solve all our ills. Instead of all this daily hot air you rabbit on with. If you can’t do that, please stfu with your interminable rants. They are just a joke absent any specifics.

  32. dover_beach

    It’s very well done, C.L. Schiff is an evil swamp creature. As is McCabe, Coney, Clapper, and Brennan. In fact, there is nothing good you can say of the Obama administration, or of the Clinton campaign. Rotten to the core.

  33. mh

    Some big weather around SE Qld this afternoon.

    Maybe this is the start of La Niña.

  34. Dot

    LOL

    https://pattayarealty.com/property/residential/HS12378-HR12379

    single storey house, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,internal size 250 sqm,external 437 sqm, fully furnished, fully fitted kitchen, maid’s room, TV, close to golf course, AC, washing machine, microwave, hob, water tank, close to local amenities, quiet location, patio area, private gardens, private swimming pool, security alarm, CCTV system, remote electric gates, car park, covered car park, 24hr Security.

    268k AUD

    268k doesn’t get you a unit in a shit part of Penrith.

  35. Makka

    Knew a pommy couple who retired in Malaysia. Thought it paradise – at first.

    It wears thin that you live in a place where you are always a foreigner.

    Language, medical, family, entertainment, culture, legalities, corruption , communications, financial uncertainties etc – all these things drag on you to some degree constantly and over time wear you down. Especially in your twilight years as you start to see time is your most valuable asset.

  36. Snoopy

    The Hunter Biden sex tapes are real. If faked, the Wussians would have given him a pin dick. Amiright?

  37. OldOzzie

    HAMLET OF THE FAR NORTH WILL VOTE TO CONFIRM JUDGE BARRETT

    Lisa Murkowski has announced that she will vote in favor of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. It now appears that Susan Collins will be the only Republican Senator not to support Barrett’s confirmation.

  38. Makka

    dotty,

    Have you ever taken up residence for a reasonable period in a foreign country?

  39. OldOzzie

    THE WEEK IN PICTURES: #METOOBIN EDITION

    I liked the first one – “I PULLED MY LEVER FOR JOE BIDEN”

  40. Ed Case

    If it can keep raining, the Bushfires are off un til next year.
    And if it keeps raining hard enough, Palaszczuk will flood Brissie again.
    Now, people will say “They did that 10 years ago and got voted out for their trouble.”
    But I say ” They were voted back in 4 years later.”
    The Moral? Give Labor the boot next Saddey.

  41. Bundyrum

    FMS, Victoriastan residents are going to wait 2 years for an election to free them?
    The corruption in voting here in Queensland is all ready in play, ballot boxes have been found with their secure tabs cut ‘accidentally ‘ (fkn hoho) or some even ‘fell off’ (fkn hoho).
    Palacechuck is a cert to be put back in charge of robbing Queensland.
    We can rely on Morrison to stop this corruption?…..fk me the arsehole is part of it.

  42. Rockdoctor

    LOL Dot, Pattaya. Get more than just the house there for a price if you want. Thailands sin city, last time I ended up passing through there it was over run by Russians and ear blasting go-go bars. Didn’t see the attraction unless you were there for one thing.

  43. Makka

    FMS, Victoriastan residents are going to wait 2 years for an election to free them?

    The other Revolution Now! moron. Tell us again how you would remove the Gov’t of Victoria.

  44. dover_beach

    If these Hunter tapes are real, Wrey needs to resign and FBI investigated as they’ve had these tapes for months.

  45. OldOzzie

    dover_beach
    #3632541, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm
    Huge crowd in WI for Trump.
    Polling is junk.

    B’Hell – that is a HUGE Crowd

  46. Ed Case

    You’re just parroting NewsCorp AgitProp.
    Palaszczuk is not a certainty to be returned, Queensland can see what Labor are doing to Victoria, they’re not voting for that up here.

  47. , are you back at work?

    I am Milton. On site Thursday, and looks like a full week ahead.
    Most of us were stood down for the last two weeks.

  48. calli

    1.35 mn in Pattaya would get you something very nice with a huge sinking fund leftover, enough for servants.

    Bingo!

    I’ve watched this happen, Dot. It rots the soul, and often the liver.

    Unless you are going to a 3rd world country to add value (employ, train, bring in foreign exchange) all you are doing is using up scarce resources for your own comfort at the expense of others.

    And you will not be loved or respected for it. Sure, they will smile and treat you nicely as long as the dollars flow, but you will always be a fish out of water.

  49. miltonf

    OK gotcha- I’m partially at home/on site

  50. I just bet all my Richmond winnings on Trump

    Go Pedro!
    Looks like a lot of Cats are going to get some TrumpBucks this time!
    👍👍👍

  51. Some History

    Hilarious, excellent summary of the Hunchback and his team:

    https://imgur.com/HxpKP4U

    UPDATE

    HAA HAAAA

    https://imgur.com/6RpPTWY

  52. dover_beach

    The only way to end things in VIC before the next election is massive civil disobedience. Simply ignoring the restrictions en masse. Can’t be piecemeal.

  53. Our situation seems like it’s just a blip with a few jobs not ready for us yet. But we still have plenty of work on the go into next year. Although two blokes have been retrenched out of 11.

  54. Ed Case

    ***If these Hunter tapes are real, ***
    Why would you think they were “not real”?
    Joe has only obeyed the laws he wanted to obey for at least 50 years, and the apple never falls far from the tree.
    They should drill down into Beau Biden as well, he’s bound to be dirty.

  55. miltonf

    Interesting observation Calli. I’m also uncertain about land title in places like the Philippines and Thailand. Are foreigners even allowed to have title to the land?

  56. thefrollickingmole

    Ok this one made me laugh.

    Hours of fun for numberwang.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/VC.jpg

  57. miltonf

    That’s good to hear TG. We’re lucky to have jobs.

  58. miltonf

    The only way to end things in VIC before the next election is massive civil disobedience. Simply ignoring the restrictions en masse. Can’t be piecemeal.

    I suspect that might be the only way forward.

  59. Makka

    Are foreigners even allowed to have title to the land?

    Laws, rules , regs regarding property change all the time in third world countries. What was kosher when you committed may well be altered against you a few years hence. Plenty have been badly bitten. Visa rules constantly change.

  60. rickw

    When you think about it.

    The Bat Eared Mong has basically announced an indefinite lockdown of Victoria.

  61. miltonf

    they will smile and treat you nicely as long as the dollars flow

    I know what you mean. It’s pantry love not respect.

  62. Makka

    Plenty have been badly bitten. Visa rules constantly change.

    Not to mention laws/regs concerning the movement of foreign exchange and overseas transactions.

  63. Shy Ted

    What a weekend treat for you sports fans. AFL last night, women’ NRL now on Ch9. It’s worth watching just for the crowd. Could be a Biden rally.

  64. Bundyrum

    Makka, I am a moron ? really? you make some excellent posts but you want me to figure out what you should do?
    All Australians (well some) know we have been fkd over for years, the media, the uniparty who support the lying corrupt ABC, the corrupt Electoral Commision?
    I could go for days listing the corrupt institutions in this once great country.
    And you call me a moron, go look in the mirror you plonker.

  65. calli

    My advice would be to pick up a short contract. Rent your place out here, always have an escape plan. Live there for a while and closely observe the other expats, particularly the long term ones.

    Ask yourself the hard question – do I want to be like that after ten years? Because London to a brick that’s how you will end up.

  66. miltonf

    True Makka- I imagine people who once thought they owned farms in Rhodesia would end up getting out with very little. Maybe some cash and their luggage.

  67. Arky

    My advice would be to pick up a short contract. Rent your place out here, always have an escape plan. Live there for a while and closely observe the other expats, particularly the long term ones.

    ..
    Learn how to say “Cuzzie bro” “grouse” and remember it isn’t a milkbar, it’s a corner dairy.

  68. Makka

    FMS, Victoriastan residents are going to wait 2 years for an election to free them?

    Bundy, I’ll ask a second time . What is your proposed solution? Or are you posting hot air?

  69. Jeebus, I just saw a disturbing picture of Paul Pelosi, yes her son, with a young Chinese girl.
    Still think the Pizza thing isn’t real?
    Buckle up, shits about to get Real.

  70. Mater

    Can I claim a win on this prediction from five days ago?

    Mater
    #3625540, posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:16 am
    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.

  71. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Supermodel Paulina Porizkova found out after her husband died that she had been “abandoned” in his will. Her sad tale is playing out on Instagram.

    sounds terrible, but then….

    “I have made no provision for my wife … as we are in the process of divorcing. Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me,” Ocasek wrote in his will.

  72. Ok Cats the big rally is on!
    Noon on Cup Day, Parliament House.
    I’ll be there, meet me at the Imperial!

  73. Dot

    Be careful Gunner.

    “You saw X, that’s not legal”

    *Who did X? That’s irrelevant.*

    Ah yes, current year.

  74. miltonf

    Pelosi- a corrupt, animated, cashed up cadaver.

  75. one old bruce

    ‘It wears thin that you live in a place where you are always a foreigner.’

    OTOH, you have no skin in the local game, and don’t feel the sharp pangs (My ancestors sacrificed for this?) when things go sideways in the foreign country.

  76. Snoopy

    A theory on /pol/. Hunter became obsessed with his schlong after getting enlargement surgery.

  77. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Looks like a lot of Cats are going to get some TrumpBucks this time!

    it ain’t over till the fat lady sings

  78. A theory on /pol/.

    FFS, standards around here are at a new low.

  79. calli

    I’d be interested in Carpe’s opinion on the way to go about changing countries.

    I suppose falling in love with a beautiful Japanese lady helped his decision making. 🙂

  80. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Jeebus, I just saw a disturbing picture of Paul Pelosi, yes her son, with a young Chinese girl.

    url?

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    Comments still open

    Arky – Something is skewiff with your WordPress setup. I have commented! But where normally there would be fields for an email and a blogger name you have a single messed-up field. I played around with it for a while and was able to enter both strings, but it wouldn’t accept the comment. Tried two browsers, made no difference.

    But I did find if I logged into gravatar, and then clicked the blue icon the fields were automatically populated, and the comment was accepted when I clicked the button.

    So if you aren’t seeing comments it’s probably because your blog commenting system isn’t set up quite right.

    I’m fine if you want anytime to email me via the email address I use for blogs!

  82. Some History

    m0nty
    #3632593, posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    A theory on /pol/.

    FFS, standards around here are at a new low.

    So you’ve come on to set them way lower?

    Brrrrrm TISH! TISH!

  83. miltonf

    The fact that Mikakos is sniping at the Dick tator suggests it’s not all love and sweetness in the ALP.

  84. Makka

    OTOH, you have no skin in the local game,

    I’ve been there and done it Bruce. Same as calli.

    It all sounds great, look at dotty’s math. Until you are there for a couple of years and you realize you are never ever going to feel at home and always regarded as a foreigner who will be inevitably considered a cash cow. For some those things don’t matter , sure. Fill your boots.

  85. It was posted on a PB Telegram group Zippy, couldn’t download it.
    Is Imgur easy to use? I’ll try and get something sorted.

  86. Snoopy

    Good to see Monty has retreated from ‘the laptop is just Wussian disinformation’. Monty’s new line in the sand: Hunter’s cock is natural.

  87. Dot

    Gunner

    Make sure you cannot be accused of dist. CP.

    Even if it is faked, it may be an offence.

    I smell a great big dirty stinking rat.

  88. Arky

    Brtuce.
    I can see your comment on both iphone and PC.
    You shouldn’t have to put an e-mail in.
    I have suspended that requirement for a couple of days so anyone who wants to can comment on the Beaugan article without me having their e-mail.
    https://wildspectre.home.blog/2020/10/23/beaugan-writes/

  89. thefrollickingmole

    There is an allegation made in the hunter sex tape video which is being overlooked (at this stage).

    They are claiming the Bidens sold out American spies/informants in China which got a lot of the killed/jailed.

    While the proof of that hasnt been given yet the allegation does have a basis in fact.

    Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents
    The number of informants executed in the debacle is higher than initially thought.

    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle.

    How were the Chinese able to roll up the network?

    Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the online environment was considerably less hazardous, and apparently underestimated China’s ability to penetrate it.

    “The attitude was that we’ve got this, we’re untouchable,” said one of the officials who, like the others, declined to be named discussing sensitive information. The former official described the attitude of those in the agency who worked on China at the time as “invincible.”

    Other factors played a role as well, including China’s alleged recruitment of former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee around the same time. Federal prosecutors indicted Lee earlier this year in connection with the affair.

    But the penetration of the communication system seems to account for the speed and accuracy with which Chinese authorities moved against the CIA’s China-based assets.

    “You could tell the Chinese weren’t guessing. The Ministry of State Security [which handles both foreign intelligence and domestic security] were always pulling in the right people,” one of the officials said.

    “When things started going bad, they went bad fast.”

    The former officials also said the real number of CIA assets and those in their orbit executed by China during the two-year period was around 30, though some sources spoke of higher figures. The New York Times, which first reported the story last year, put the number at “more than a dozen.” All the CIA assets detained by Chinese intelligence around this time were eventually killed, the former officials said.

  90. Oh come on

    A current ABC headline:

    Abseiling down this sea cliff, Indigenous kids are teaching the Australian military about culture and courage

    Sigh.

    Won’t link cos no need to read it – it’s exactly what you’d expect it to be. Isn’t it great that the ADF has become a giant social justice outreach program?

  91. Dot

    monty is another man of culture who once appreciated dodgy, ill gotten copies of Caballero Home Video as a youngster.

    Jog on sir! Jog on!

    Oh, right, you can’t.

  92. Arky

    monty is another man of culture

    ..
    Yeast?

  93. Struth

    I think we are fucked, Makka.
    But I’m not living in fairyland talking about voting out communism in two years.

    Why again, do people think I want to do something, or have some barrow I wish to push?
    My way or the highway?
    Nothing of the sort.
    I’m pointing out that we are fucked, and pointing out the insanity of denial that I’m seeing on this thread.

    You talking about voting Andrews out in two years is beyond stupid.
    If he’s in for two more years, do you really think there will be free and fair elections?

  94. thefrollickingmole

    Even if it is faked, it may be an offence.

    I smell a great big dirty stinking rat.

    If I was a ruthless shithead political party id be spamming a load of easy-to-prove-fake shit to get out as well.

    Which begs the question, how do stories of Bidens son & younger ladies get proven without breaking the law??

  95. one old bruce

    I’m talking from personal experience too Makka, although part of it is my unique family history – too complex to explain in full. But I hear you, I’ve been on both sides of the game, wanting to go there, returning to Oz, but then going back there again. In fact was planning an overseas visit this year before Wuhan, and would have been happy to be stuck there.

  96. The Countess

    268k doesn’t get you a unit in a shit part of Penrith.

    But Penrith doesn’t have any…oh, wait…yeah. And no, 268K won’t get you anything. So many freaking housing “towers” and nowhere to live.

  97. Dot

    Abseiling down this sea cliff, Indigenous kids are teaching the Australian military about culture and courage

    Great. Now let’s write in down in traditional Walpiri characters.

  98. cohenite

    FFS, standards around here are at a new low.

    Amazing piss-take from the fat little turd troll.

  99. Shy Ted

    Don’t forget to place a bet before Nov 3, TooBob. Biden’s leading in all the polls. he’s a shoo-in. Money, mouth and all that.

  100. Struth

    The only way to end things in VIC before the next election is massive civil disobedience. Simply ignoring the restrictions en masse. Can’t be piecemeal.

    Don’t say shit like that around here, you’ll get people nervous.
    They’ll accuse you of inciting violence.

  101. Nick

    What would that pay on the current odds?!

    It’s a fair return. 2.63 on republicans at Sportsbet. 15 to one on some EC results.

  102. cohenite

    Shit really real:

    Corporation From an RoP State Where Wife-Beating is Legal Opens a Feminist Hotel in DC

    A feminist hotel whose lobby has a giant portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made out of “repurposed tampons”. Of all the ways the deceased justice would want to be remembered, a giant tampon portrait likely ranks below being the new Land O’Lakes or Aunt Jemima mascot.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can see your comment on both iphone and PC.
    You shouldn’t have to put an e-mail in.

    Arky – Yes, but I couldn’t post it until I logged into gravatar by means of the W icon next to the Twitter birdie. Then I clicked the gravatar icon to the left of the name field and it filled in the name and email. Only then it accepted my comment when I hit the comment button.

    (I’m an experimentalist, so it was fun playing around. But I doubt anyone else would bother.)

  104. Good point Dot, but I won’t be posting anything with explicit child prawns here or anywhere.
    👍👍

  105. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the online environment was considerably less hazardous, and apparently underestimated China’s ability to penetrate it.

    how many chinese does the agency employ?

  106. Dot

    Dover is right.

    They can stop you protesting, but they cannot stop a general strike.

  107. one old bruce

    I’ve seen the ‘expat syndrome’ and been part of it. Folks who live in Asia permanently but only mix with fellow expats who mostly gripe about the locals. Had a bad case of that at first but wheened myself off it on subesequent visits – then I started to hate the expats! Would cross the road to avoid a white face – I gues I am a bit weird then.

  108. OldOzzie

    US election: Has Joe Biden got what it takes to be President?

    By Josh Glancy

    When freshly minted Senator Barack Obama first encountered Joe Biden in committee action on the Foreign Relations Committee in 2005, he passed a three-word note to an aide. It said: “Shoot. Me. Now.”

    Even in the interstellar capital of windbaggery, Biden was astonishingly verbose. Yet just three years later, having thrashed Biden in the primaries, Obama chose the senator from Delaware to be his running mate for the presidency. Beneath the mawkish blather, Obama saw something in Biden, a vision that was echoed by Democratic primary voters this year and could well see Biden elected America’s 46th president in ten days’ time.

    There’s just something about Joe, as this short biography from New Yorker writer Evan Osnos illustrates.

    At 77, Biden has overcome unimaginable tribulation, multiple presidential primary humiliations, a potentially crippling speech impediment and his own mediocrity. Now he carries the hopes of billions upon his shoulders.

    Biden was born into the “silent generation”, growing up in the shadow of the Second World War, first in Scranton, Pennsylvania, then in Wilmington, Delaware, where a precarious middle-class existence relied on his father “Big Joe’s” work selling cars and cleaning boilers. “Joe Impedimenta” was his school nickname, a reference to a stutter that has taken a lifetime to master.

    As a child, he would recite passages from WB Yeats and Ralph Waldo Emerson and try to anticipate people’s inquiries in his quest to avoid sounding “like Morse code”.

    Biden’s life was transformed in 1972, when this unremarkable lawyer took an impossibly long shot at winning a Delaware Senate seat from a well-established incumbent. His shocking victory was the first real indication of Biden’s considerable – and underrated – political skill.

    Yet a month before he was due to be sworn in, Biden’s wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed in a car crash, which also hospitalised his young sons Beau and Hunter. “I felt God had played a horrible trick on me,” he wrote later, recalling that he contemplated suicide.

    Buoyed by two women, his sister Valerie and his second wife, Jill, Biden built a long career in the Senate, where he prospered as a political weather vane. Wherever the consensus of the Democratic Party has moved in the past five decades, you can usually find Biden, planting his flag slap bang in the middle.

    Biden is a man of many flaws – accusations of plagiarism, fabrication and inveterate gaffe-making among them. (Obama’s staff used to refer to his solecisms as “Joe Bombs”.) But he has great gifts too, not least, after the death of Beau in 2015 from brain cancer, an almost preternatural ability to share pain and grief, seeking emotional connection in every encounter. He is also categorically not a snob and is his party’s first presidential candidate without an Ivy League degree since Walter Mondale in 1984.

    Right now, Biden’s most potent asset is that he is not Donald Trump. In a time of profound crisis “Sleepy Joe” offers millions of exhausted Americans a comforting vision of leadership, moderation and something approaching normality.

    Osnos’s slim volume, spun out of two New Yorker profiles, is a good primer on the man who could soon be president. Yet it falls foul of the perils of access journalism, failing to ask any tough questions of Biden or his surrogates. Osnos doesn’t talk to any Republicans or conservatives about Biden, nor Anita Hill, whom Biden famously sidelined during Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas.

    Nor Lucy Flores, the young politician whom he allegedly touched inappropriately at a rally in Nevada. (He has denied this.)

    Osnos glosses over the Hunter Biden-Ukraine scandal in a matter of sentences, parroting the line that Joe Biden kept his distance from his errant son during various shady business endeavours that may have traded on his father’s position as vice-president. But is it really plausible that Biden had no idea what Hunter was up to? Or even desirable?

    There’s something deeper going on here. It seems that many liberal journalists in America no longer see it as their duty to ask tough questions, if there’s any chance of them rebounding to Trump’s benefit. They believe too much is at stake.

    Perhaps they are right, but it doesn’t make for compelling journalism. In this case, the result is 190 pages of eloquent and well-informed puffery that effectively doubles up as a campaign advert, and might as well have ended with the words: “I’m Joe Biden, and I endorse this message.”

    From the Comments

    Logical
    11 minutes ago
    “Has Joe Biden got what it takes to be President?”

    No, and it’s been well known for the past 47 years.

    Charles
    43 minutes ago
    God help America if the Democrats win.
    Look at Venezuela Argentina or even Greece

    ivan
    57 minutes ago
    He had 8 years to do something. All he did was get his son a high paying foreign job for which he was not qualified for.

    Peter
    51 minutes ago
    You forgot to mention the cut for the “big man”.

    Tim
    56 minutes ago
    The Ukraine deal with Hunter Biden is so bad…..yet the so called “liberal” and so called “journalists” gloss over it….pathetic.

    Peter
    1 hour ago
    Well if they are Biden’s best redeeming features then he is certainly very, very ordinary and definitely not POTUS material.

    It still staggers me that he is the best candidate that the Democrats could find. C’mon on man, they must have been looking under a rock.

    John
    1 hour ago
    Biden. Like rotten Mackerel in moonlight, he shines and stinks. (adopted from a quote by John Randolph of Edward Livingstone)

    Rod
    1 hour ago
    Bill Leak used to depict Bill Shorten as the hand puppet of the CFMEU and it is likely that Joe Biden will be exactly that for extreme elements of the Democratic Party, to whom he will be beholden, if he becomes President.

    Mullos
    1 hour ago
    Biden has always been a beacon of mediocrity in a sea full of it.

    Elizabeth
    1 hour ago
    Liberal journalists all around the World have a core objective to install Socialism as a way of life . Anything ( like Trump ) that gets in the way of this must be pulled down even if it means talking up the Biden .

    Craig
    2 hours ago
    A Biden win would be a vote for the never Trumpers and not for Quid Pro Joe.

    He was never very smart, adopted other people’s speeches, lied about his Uni degree… achieved nothing…except wealth for himself.

    The simple answer is no

    Derrick
    2 hours ago
    Biden is not from the swamp, he is the swamp. He makes The Monster from the Black Lagoon look like you would invite him over for afternoon tea. At least you would not have to check your pockets before he left.

  109. Struth

    I suspect that might be the only way forward.

    So you were in support of mass disobedience and going about your business as usual of honouring the nation’s war dead, on the morning of April the 25th this year, Milton?

  110. Bundyrum

    Makka, my solution is the one that has happened throughout history, but we all know history is being revised & until the hunger kicks in & the morons are not enterained by bullshit movies then fk all will change.
    Bread & circuses rule, just look at the AFL.
    I shouldn’t need to say this to an educated person such as yourself, but you know in the back of your mind what should happen.

  111. cohenite

    I really don’t understand the psychology of these fuckers; the mob will eat them eventually:

    Offering yet another reminder of just how far-removed the hysterical hyper-liberalism of San Francisco and the Bay Area is from the normal American political baseline, the CEO of Expensify, one of the world’s largest providers of expense account software, recently emailed all 10 million users of the firms’ software pleading with them to vote for Vice President Joe Biden.

    According to Bloomberg, the idea elicited “strong debate” within the company, which is based in San Francisco, with some employees disagreeing with the gesture. But CEO David Barrett, the driving force behind the message, said he decided to press ahead and hit ‘send’.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey Arky, my email says you like my comment! 😀
    But it also says do not reply. 🙁

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Good point Dot, but I won’t be posting anything with explicit child prawns here or anywhere.

    it is a very odd photo but thats all we can say without more info

    Guo promises to post more photos every hour till the election. this biden chap is seriously sick

  114. Arky

    Only then it accepted my comment when I hit the comment button.

    ..
    OK.
    I unticked another box.
    Do me a favour Bruce and do a “test” comment without logging in to WP.
    Ta for letting me know.

  115. Oh come on

    It’s very well done, C.L. Schiff is an evil swamp creature. As is McCabe, Coney, Clapper, and Brennan. In fact, there is nothing good you can say of the Obama administration, or of the Clinton campaign. Rotten to the core.

    Ah yes, I’ve been hearing about this docco. You can pay per view on Vimeo, I believe…?

    There have been some great conservative-leaning documentaries released lately. Uncle Tom, for example, is excellent viewing and really well made, too.

  116. lotocoti

    Which sea?
    What military force did they use?
    When exactly did this happen?

    Is the Woomba Bund League closed for fumigation?
    The Arab Legion’s daily barrage of the Jerusalem Market with their 25pdrs must’ve given you an irrepressible boner.
    How many trans-Jordanians were excommunicated for Mount Scopus, LAH fanboi?

  117. feelthebern

    What the fuck is wrong with twitter.
    NY Post link is still blocked.
    But scrolling twitter this afternoon, it’s Hunter Biden cock & other shit.

  118. feelthebern

    dover_beach
    #3632548, posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    If these Hunter tapes are real, Wrey needs to resign and FBI investigated as they’ve had these tapes for months.

    What the hell is wrong with the FBI?

  119. one old bruce

    Then, opposite of expat syndrome, there’s the Lord Jim syndrome – hanging out only with locals, seeing their problems and offering help, you sort of become like a god to them. Until the local warlord decides you’re a problem anyway. (Hasn’t happened to me yet although I started getting into local disputes on recent visit and I guess I took some risks, but I’m able to get out of sticky situation so far with my talking).

    I’m still living like old times – British Empire. You guys are talking about 21st century living, I guess you’d hate my way of living, so it’s no use to you.

    One of my distant relatives was Alan Octavian Hume, I think it runs in the family – but I had developed my own ways before I knew anything about him.

  120. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Beneath the mawkish blather, Obama saw something in Biden,

    what an incredibly poor judge of character… or not

  121. Arky

    Ok.
    I’ve figured out how to make the wordpess gravatars of anonymous dudes into little monster thingos.
    That’s progress, right?

  122. Makka

    You talking about voting Andrews out in two years is beyond stupid.
    If he’s in for two more years, do you really think there will be free and fair elections?

    struth,
    You have no solution. The millions of words you write really amount to SFA. Hot air and bloviations.So do yourself a favour and stfu with your endless rants.

    I said voting out Labor. I don’t expect Andrews will be there in 2 years time. I think Vic is fkd but with only the LNP or Green/Labor as choices, there IMO is only one sane choice if I’m to remain in Victoria. It’s you who is observably stupid struth. You have made a complete fool of yourself.

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    Do me a favour Bruce and do a “test” comment without logging in to WP.

    Arky – Yes that worked. I come up as Anonymous but doesn’t require an email or a blogger name.

  124. OldOzzie

    Nuns wearing MAGA masks spotted behind Trump at rally

    Three nuns were positioned behind the president’s podium, two of whom were holding rosaries and a third who held a bible

  125. Steve trickler

    It is the first time I’ve addressed, Monty.

    Oi! I figured out your Modus operandi years ago, along with a few others. Carry on. Keep doing what you are doing. Do it! 😁 Have fun…. Oh the games we play! Obvious as Tits on a Bull!

    I’ll speak to you again in twelve months time.

  126. Nick

    Obama saw something in Biden,

    A clueless, obedient, cuck

  127. rickw

    Look at this obnoxious piece of shit:

  128. Armadillo

    Biden is shot. Trump will be staging rally’s in NYC and California by this time next week.

  129. OldOzzie

    Pro-Trump group crashes Biden drive-in rally in Pennsylvania

    ‘We don’t do things like those chumps out there,’ Biden said.

    A parade of people backing President Trump on Saturday crashed Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s drive-in rally in Bristol, Pa.

    The former vice president called the band of Trump supporters parked outside his rally “chumps” while addressing the crowd.

    He continued later: “By the way, we don’t do things like those chumps out there with the microphone and Trump guys. It’s about decency.”

  130. Bundyrum

    OK Makka you rubbish struth & myself, what is your solution?
    Maybe you have been locked up too long?

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ha, even though I’m logged out of gravatar in Arky’s blog it still knows I’m BoN. A cookie probably. Can’t escape the all seeing eye of WordPress.

  132. dover_beach

    This is where Victorians need to be:

  133. Entropy

    Beneath the mawkish blather, Obama saw something in Biden,

    He was the DNC machine minder Obama had to accept to sit behind the resolute desk.
    Now he is approaching senility, Harris is planned to fill this role for Biden. The DNC machine must be salivating at the thought of totally owning her.

  134. OldOzzie

    Trump wraps up marathon campaigning day with Wisconsin rally

    Trump in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and Washington, DC, on Saturday

    President Trump, who rallied in Waukesha, Wis., on Saturday night, capping a campaigning marathon that included five states, told supporters that while he is fighting for the middle class, Joe Biden is fighting for his son.

    “I fight for the middle class. He’s actually fighting, I think, for Hunter. The Biden family and his cronies, what they’ve done is a disgrace,” the president said, referring to the younger Biden’s international business deals while his father was vice president.

    Trump repeated a line he’s used multiple times this week: that Biden is the reason he ran for president in 2016.

    “I had a much easier life than this, I’ll be honest with you,” Trump said of his life before the presidency. “Thought this might’ve been a little easier. I didn’t know the swamp was that deep.”

    “We’ve done a lot of these,” Trump said of his whirlwind weekend of rallying. “They say, ‘How the hell do you do it? I say ‘there’s a lot of love here. It’s easy when there’s a lot of love’.”

    “I don’t mind doing it,” Trump said. “After it’s all over I’m going to go home and sleep for a little while.”

    In Circleville, Ohio, Trump told supporters he never would have won if his opponent Joe Biden “did a good job” as vice president.

    “I wouldn’t have run, Joe, if you did a good job. I had a very nice life. I wouldn’t have run if you did a good job,” the president said.

    Trump said that Biden is the first politician to run promising tax hikes.

  135. Arky

    it still knows I’m BoN. A cookie probably.

    ..
    I googled a part for the Aurion (someone took the mirror off) and now every site I go to is trying to sell me Toyota Aurions.
    Big tech sucks the big one.

  136. thefrollickingmole

    Tailgunner
    Id hold off believing the worst of the allegations till someone reputable chimes in. Most seem to bbe 3rd hand of “I know a bloke whos seen”, stuff.
    Which leaves either censored CP (which might be illegal anyway) or a wikileaks type dump of uncensored stuff big enough to be undeniable.

    also:
    feelthebern
    What the hell is wrong with the FBI?

    I has a theory.
    Most of the alphabet agencies have “protect America” as a function.
    What would be more devastating to the country than it finding out your VP is possibly having his son work as a bagman for a strategic enemy?
    It may be that they are using a “higher duty to the country” to justify ignoring or covering up criminality.
    Possibly trump threatening to reveal criminal activity and cause damage to ‘America” is a good enough reason to want to lay doggo or even facilitate his early exit from office.
    /takes off tinfoil hat.

  137. Oh come on

    I’ve seen the ‘expat syndrome’ and been part of it. Folks who live in Asia permanently but only mix with fellow expats who mostly gripe about the locals. Had a bad case of that at first but wheened myself off it on subesequent visits – then I started to hate the expats! Would cross the road to avoid a white face – I gues I am a bit weird then.

    I don’t know, I think it’s good to have a foot in both camps to the extent that’s possible. Living solely in the expat bubble is very civilised but you get soft. Becoming cynical about everything means the only people who want to hang around you are going to be other cynics and nothing good comes from that. The opposite of the cynic is the starry eyed foreigner who makes a massive show of being more native than the natives (often to an extent that it’s puzzling for the locals). They go out of their way to criticise where they come from to whoever will listen, but are always moral relativists when it comes to the host culture – ‘it’s not good or bad it’s just different’. A man can beat his wife or girlfriend in the street and no one intervenes – just different! The habit of spitting everywhere, even in restaurants – different! Everyone going out of their way to fleece anyone they can – oh that’s different too.

  138. Makka

    Makka, my solution is the one that has happened throughout history, but we all know history is being revised & until the hunger kicks in & the morons are not enterained by bullshit movies then fk all will change.

    No solution proposed by you Bundy. Yet, you marvel at and slur people who choose to vote out Labor in Vic? Wait 2 years?!! you say. Crazy.

    Wtf are you on about then? Until you can put up a remotely potential formula for doing something other than voting out Labor vermin in Vic, why not just stfu about it? You don’t live here, you are unaffected by lockdown ,you have no sensible ideas to bring change save having a constant dig at Victorians. Stop being such a wanker.

  139. OldOzzie

    Coming soon, food desert: BLM shakes down Seattle Trader Joe’s for a 15% cut

    Grocery retailer Trader Joe’s, which refused to cave in to political correctness in its product names, is experiencing new problems with Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle, according to Breitbart News:

    Black Lives Matter protesters pushed their way into a Seattle Trader Joe’s demanding the company give “15 percent at least.” The group has repeated the tactic of harassing the store’s staff and customers over the past few months.

    A video tweeted Thursday night shows a large group of BLM activists entering a Seattle Trader Joe’s store. They chanted and beat drums as they marched through the grocery chain location.

    Seattle has five Trader Joe’s locations, and Breitbart reports that three of them have been hit in this way. It shows that Trader Joe’s, which resisted the demands, remains a target, based on Seattle’s failure to send police to protect them.

  140. OldOzzie

    How corrupt is FBI director Wray? Let me count the ways

    In the course of that particular scam, the FBI lied through their teeth to FISA judges — who, based on their reaction, seem to be OK with it — and coordinated their slanderous claims with members of the press, all so the American public would think their president was Vladimir Putin’s pawn.

    But that wasn’t enough for the Comey Gang, no. In a move that made J. Edgar Hoover look like a poor man’s Ru Paul, FBI director Comey leaked confidential memos to a fellow leftist in the hope that it would result in a special counsel investigation. It did, and who headed up that that particular fraud?

    Why, yet another bent Feeb, former director Robert Mueller. Mueller, if he even knew what day of the week it was, knew with certainty that the Steele Dossier was crap and that his team of partisan Democrats and Trump-haters had no place to go and no way to get there. Yet the owlish Mueller wasted nearly two years and over thirty million taxpayer dollars, only to come to the bizarre conclusion that while President Trump was guilty of nothing, he could not be exonerated.

    Faced with this veritable mountain of FBI deceit, skullduggery, and treason, Christopher Wray had two choices. He could release all information related to prior Bureau malfeasance and terminate or charge all the bad actors involved. Or he could please his Deep State/Democrat masters and cover it all up.

    Wray, it appears, has chosen the latter.

  141. Rockdoctor

    In my experience most Asian countries foreigner can’t buy property but as with most things there are deliberately left open ways around this. Marry a local or set up a company in the country are the 2 most common I know of. Thailand used to be very restrictive, then they allowed foreigners to buy into property at a 25 year term like Indonesia. Probably perfect for someone on a retirement visa. Have heard through mates has changed again though making it easier.

    As for Visas, Thais are losing heaps of expat foreigners at moment due to the visa arrangements that change on a whim. Apparently Cambodia & Vietnam are touting for these types. Myanmar is starting to open up as well. If you are lucky enough to have a job then visas are usually not a problem.

    Yeah and then there’s the locals. Some are racist, I know a few insults referring to hairy white monkey in a few languages. A lot are friendly as long as the cash flows. However one thing I have found universal, white people are considered WWW (White Walking Wallet) whether they are or not. Knowing what I know I would never set up a bar like most Aussies I have come across in most of these places unless I had trustworthy people and deep pockets to get it going and commitment. Any dispute legal or payment wise will be considered in advantage to the local party, they will default to “if you not here this not happen.”

    That said I still love the region, never had too many issues above some petty theft. Be respectful, a bit of a larakin (Asians like that about Aussies), don’t put yourself into compromising situations and you won’t have too many problems. I have had worse issues in Australia.

  142. Struth

    Dover is right.

    They can stop you protesting, but they cannot stop a general strike.

    20, ooo cops, for 6 and a 1/4 million people means 0ne cop for every three hundred or so people.

    They can’t arrest you all.

    As I have said, just ignore the pricks and tear up the fines (you’ll not likely get according to those numbers) and if you do, refuse to pay until the regime is gone and Dan’s in jail.
    opt for 1 dollar a week payments in the courts.
    No one is paying them anyway, it’s bluff bluff, bluff.
    Do this or suffer worse consequences.
    Getting a fine is better than allowing this to continue surely?
    Do you have a choice?
    Wait for two years for an election?
    Are you for real?

    Our Freedom is found inside ourselves, not given by someone else.

    Look, I don’t expect anyone to do the above, this is Australia after all, and even worse, that’s multi third world culti Victoria.
    But you asked for plans of action.
    There’s one Makka.

  143. MatrixTransform

    standards around here are at a new low

    still, the average would be higher without you

  144. Oh come on

    It’s worth bearing in mind that the laptop contains evidence that would have been exculpatory in Trump’s impeachment hearings. Remember that Trump was impeached for asking the Ukrainian president to look into Biden family corruption in Ukraine – the FBI had definitive proof of this corruption throughout and they sat on it!

    Steve Bannon also made a good point – he said that Democrats ought to be angry about this, too. If the leads this laptop provided were investigated, Biden would have been done and there would be another, better Dem candidate going against Trump today.

  145. Makka

    OK Makka you rubbish struth & myself, what is your solution?
    Maybe you have been locked up too long?

    Read my posts upthread for my solution. I’m eating the shit sandwich, for now.

    I rubbish you two because you invited it. With your hot air and your constant bs and criticisms, while neither of you can articulate a proposed solution of even minimal merit.

    Yeah, locked down too long. Not only that, this arsehole has made Victorians seemingly typhoid Mary’s in many quarters.

  146. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3632593, posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    A theory on /pol/.

    FFS, standards around here are at a new low

    Indeed, and will be whilst ever you’re still here.

  147. OldOzzie

    Unions back Andrews’ ‘cautious pause’

    Victoria’s union movement labelled Daniel Andrews’ “cautious pause” on the easing of coronavirus restrictions “tough but critical”, saying the state must do everything in its power to prevent a third wave.

    “Victorians want to get back to work, and they want to get back to work safely.

    Today’s announcement is tough, but it is critical that when workers return to work they are confident that they and their families are not being put at risk,” Victorian Trades Hall Council secretary Luke Hilakari said.

    “The workers that have been on the front line of the pandemic since March are relying on us to get this right, and not put at risk all that we’ve worked so hard for.”

  148. feelthebern

    Soundgarden.
    Still brings a tear to my eye knowing Chris Cornell is gone.

  149. Makka

    There’s one Makka.

    Yeah, hundreds of thousands out of work for many months so let’s call a general strike. Great plan.

    Got any others?

  150. Struth

    Hey Makka, we are all suffering lock down.

    I’ve lost two jobs and can’t move around my own country, leave it or go into a pub without signing on.
    You’re not the only Victims here, although you Victorians haven’t really covered yourself in defiant glory, have you?

  151. Armadillo

    This race is over. Double your money whilst you still can.

  152. OldOzzie

    If You Don’t Know That ‘Coyotes’ Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border

    The government hasn’t “lost track” of migrant children’s parents. The fact is, some parents don’t want their children back in their country of origin.

  153. Struth

    Yeah, hundreds of thousands out of work for many months so let’s call a general strike. Great plan.

    What’s wrong with it?

  154. Oh come on

    Wray has always been terrible – he has proven himself to either incapable of or unwilling to deal with the cancer inside the bureau. Bannon says Wray was tapped because Chris Christie vouched for him (tells you all you need to know) at a time when Christie’s stock was high with Trump. A fateful decision.

  155. Pedro the Loafer

    In one of the worst decisions of my life, I once took a contract job in Uganda, not long after Idi Amin bolted with the country’s treasury loaded into a 747.

    It was appalling to see the starving beggars, disease, ruined buildings and infrastructure, all topped off with the unedifying sight of UN and NG bigwigs living large in the best of the Kampala hotels. Government officials were unapproachable without paying an upfront bribe and tips to shonky “handlers”.

    The hatred of anybody with a white face among the general population was plain to see, but they kept their attitude hidden while the Ugandan Shillings rolled in. “Cash cow” is very apt label.

    After about three months, I managed to extricate myself from that dump, being owed many thousands in unpaid work, but at least I was still alive.

    Some of the most horrible people I have ever met were the British expats who lived like kings amongst all the abject poverty, and clearly would have loved to relive the days of Sanderson of the River or Lord Jim. They despised the Ugandans, and had nothing to do with them outside the multitude of house servants and gardeners.

    I swore after that experience that I would never set foot anywhere in Africa ever again.

  156. dover_beach

    Ah yes, I’ve been hearing about this docco. You can pay per view on Vimeo, I believe…?

    Yes, you can.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    look what else just showed up on the laptop from hell …. malia obama

  158. Nick

    Soundgarden.
    Still brings a tear to my eye knowing Chris Cornell is gone.

    I love their work, but was disappointed seeing them live

  159. miltonf

    This whole slagging off about other states is small and spiteful. Like slagging off at Australians. Australia has copped a treacherous political class that is either bush or UN globalist. This is true of most western countries.

    I’m ashamed to say that I only really woke up to the Liberal Party after 2015. A lot of us thought we would end this sell out to the UN in 2014. Not sure what the way forward is. A lot depends on what transpires next month.

  160. Rockdoctor

    Expat Syndrome

    Pattaya Beach is great place to see that in action. Stayed out Banglamung way a few times with people who weren’t like this. You could tell this how the Thais interacted with them, it was genuine. However I was there long enough to see it, Pom’s & mainland Euro’s the worst offenders IMO.

  161. Struth

    Chuck a “collect a fine” rally and let people know the object is to go out and collect as many fines as possible and then set them alight in a giant bonfire.

  162. miltonf

    you Victorians haven’t really covered yourself in defiant glory, have you?

    You really write unadulterated crap.

  163. Oh come on

    Krauts are absolutely shocking in SE Asia.

  164. Makka

    although you Victorians haven’t really covered yourself in defiant glory, have you?

    You’ve been dining out on your great convoy saga for years struth. You are like the numbers drone with his Vietnam.

    Truth is, Abbott was getting in with or without the convoy. So spare me your glory days pontificating.

  165. Struth

    Get some out of work strippers to entertain the Lesbians in Vicpol while you sneek into the live Andrews Presser and egg him like lefties do to our guys.

  166. OldOzzie

    From Top Thread

    nb
    #3632687, posted on October 25, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    ‘Daniel Andrews will be remembered a century from now’ by the communist authors of our history as a genius near equal to the great Lenin, as he paved the way for China’s takeover of Australia.

    Correct

    He will use China Belt and Road Initiative to sell out Victorians and Australia to China – A perfect Labor/Greens Stooge for China

  167. Struth

    Set piles of tyres alight here there and everywhere demanding an end to lock down, or the climate gets it.

  168. Arky

    was disappointed seeing them live

    ..
    Harsh but fair. How would you like them to go out? Flaming plane crash? Overdose? Some contagious exotic parasitical disease?

  169. Steve trickler

    We get to eat them afterwards. Lots of garlic and butter….

    Watch all these people get flung around. 🤣



  170. Triple it actually Arma – Trump [email protected] currently.
    👍👍

  171. Armadillo

    Rockdoctor
    #3632670, posted on October 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    That is very genuine advice. We might joke about a lot of stuff, but it’s these gems that make “The Cat” worthwhile.

  172. Dr Faustus

    My advice would be to pick up a short contract. Rent your place out here, always have an escape plan. Live there for a while and closely observe the other expats, particularly the long term ones.

    Good plan.
    I’ve done just that in several expat stints – in fact I came to Australia on that basis many years ago (although I didn’t spend too much time with British expats). The cultural warning signal I notice is the frequency of ‘humorous’ stories told about the frustrations of living in Whereverstan.

    One other thing to remember is that your ‘home country’ moves away from you over time. After 30+ years as a frequent visitor, the UK/Ireland is now as ‘foreign’ to me as, say, the US or Canada.

  173. Rockdoctor

    Krauts are absolutely shocking in SE Asia.

    Unfortunately having known some really nice Germans as a generalisation I second that.

  174. Struth

    Is there anyone in Victoria with an imagination?

  175. miltonf

    They love Lake Toba in Sumatra.

  176. Struth

    You’ve been dining out on your great convoy saga for years struth. You are like the numbers drone with his Vietnam.

    The bitter twisted minds of the mentally imprisoned.
    I never brought that up.

  177. dover_beach

    Soundgarden.
    Still brings a tear to my eye knowing Chris Cornell is gone.

    I’ve taken a deep-dive back into 90s grunge these last few months and it’s been great. Soundgarden was amazing, Cornell was brilliant, vocally, a great combination of power and silkiness but I think Layne Staley matched and even surpassed him at his peak. I loved the fact that members of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam did side-projects together, Mad Season and Temple of the Dog, for instance. Have a listen to the performance of Love Hate Love by AiC I posted on page 6. I can’t think of a single act right now that comes within cooee of that live. That whole concert was outstanding. It makes me mad that Staley and Starr lost themselves in heroin.

  178. feelthebern

    Chiang Mai has a decent, global community without the depravity of other SEA locations.

  179. Arky

    Thailand is the definitive shithole.
    Full of fat German perverts.
    I’d rather be dead or a street bum than one of the losers who retires there.

  180. miltonf

    You’re funny Arky. Very well put.

  181. Mark from Melbourne

    The only way to end things in VIC before the next election is massive civil disobedience. Simply ignoring the restrictions en masse. Can’t be piecemeal.

    That’s great in theory, DB, but in practice it simply ain’t going to happen. Too much financial downside.

    So people are just quietly ignoring the whole thing, but wearing masks sometimes. Not for the barbie with the neighbours, but (mostly) in the park playing with their kids. It is eerily reminiscent of what I understand of the USSR in the second half of the 20th century. They know the “rules” are rubbish and pay just enough lip service to them to get by.

  182. Makka

    Some of the most horrible people I have ever met were the British expats who lived like kings amongst all the abject poverty, and clearly would have loved to relive the days of Sanderson of the River or Lord Jim. They despised the Ugandans, and had nothing to do with them outside the multitude of house servants and gardeners.

    Pedro,
    For many expats the poverty in the 3rd world is very confronting. Many can’t deal with it and feel they have to “do something” while there to help. That is a risky path leading to all kinds of problems often involving your own security or finances. I’ve seen may expats duped and pay a significant price for it. Others turn a blind eye and make the most of what’s on offer to live a very comfortable life. I’ve seen it all. We simply did the best we could and try to be fair with all we came in contact with , remaining somewhat aloof. If you become too involved in the local’s multitude of problems it can easily dominate your life. It’s a fine line.

  183. miltonf

    It is eerily reminiscent of what I understand of the USSR in the second half of the 20th century.

    True.

  184. Struth

    That’s great in theory, DB, but in practice it simply ain’t going to happen. Too much financial downside.

    Instead of what is happening now and will continue to happen.
    No short term pain for long term gain?

  185. Tel

    Yeah, hundreds of thousands out of work for many months so let’s call a general strike. Great plan.

    That would make a strike much easier to organize … three quarters of it has been done for you already.

    Unfortunately, strikes hurt the wrong people, generally not the government. Most of the government workers get paid whether they work or don’t work. They don’t care how many businesses go broke, they never liked people doing business to start with.

  186. feelthebern

    Anyone posting to the Biden laptop, can you please give a clear description of what we’re about to see so one can make the decision whether to click through.

  187. max

    He continued later: “By the way, we don’t do things like those chumps out there with the microphone and Trump guys. It’s about decency.”

    That’s nice, dear. Another lamington ?

  188. Struth

    Just threatening a general strike , even if it can’t be pulled off, will get the Public servant’s attention.
    So far they want for nothing and have been supporting this tyranny because of it.

  189. cohenite

    Bannon says Wray was tapped because Chris Christie vouched for him (tells you all you need to know) at a time when Christie’s stock was high with Trump. A fateful decision.

    And the fat bastard christie got the chunk virus and didn’t die. No justice.

  190. Arky

    Retiring to someone else’s country because you can’t afford the lifestyle you want in the one you lived your working days is cheating.
    Either work harder or content yourself with the value you did manage to store.
    There’s no shame in ending up under an overpass with a bottle of sherry and a German Sheppard if that was your fate.
    Better than paying some poor sod next to nothing for their goods and services in some p*do infested sweaty and corrupt hole.

  191. OldOzzie

    Victoria is a shambles and will not get better until Andrews is ejected

    Piers Akerman, The Sunday Telegraph
    October 24, 2020 7:00pm
    Subscriber only

    Victorian Premier Daniel And­rews’ claim that his brutal lockdown of Melbourne is based on health advice is nonsense.

    His rapid backdown over opening up yesterday’s Cox Plate to 500 punters and connections proved beyond all doubt that politics, not best practice, is driving his mania to punish Victorians under the guise of health security.

    Those Victorians who fatuously bleat their support for their Premier from the anonymity of a hashtag #standwithdan expose nothing ­beyond their ignorant bias.

    The current death toll in their ­beleaguered state due to the coronavirus is close to 820, almost all attributable to the lethal failure of Andrews’ government’s Mickey Mouse hotel quarantine program.

    How many of those who #stand withdan would be as happy to #stand withairtraffic if an air traffic controller was responsible for causing a collision between two Boeing 747-400s and killing about the same number of people?

    For more than 100 days now, the evidence of a totally flawed government, a compromised bureaucracy and a completely discredited code of governance has been on display.

    The abysmal performance of the Victorian inquiry into the state’s lethal hotel quarantine scheme heard by a board of one, Jennifer Coate, highlights the pressing need for an inquiry into the conduct of Victorian government inquiries.

    It has been lacklustre at best.

    After a series of appointments as Victorian coroner and magistrate and president of the Children’s Court, Coate was elevated to the Family Court in January, 2013, in one of the last acts of federal Labor Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and was immediately released to serve on the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, where her performance as one of six commissioners went almost unnoticed.

    Had not my friend and Sunday Telegraph colleague Peta Credlin not pressed Andrews for the release of phone records which shed light on contacts between state and federal bureaucrats on the very day the use of the ADF and private security guards was agreed to by the laughable national cabinet, there is nothing to suggest that the Coate Inquiry would have gone ­beyond its nonsensical view that something called “shared responsibility” ­absolved individual ministers and the Premier from blame for the failure.

    Now, armed with the records, but not the content of the calls, Andrews and former health minister Jenny ­Mikakos (who has already flagged concerns with Andrews’ previous evidence) need to be recalled.

    So too do the former Premier’s ­Department head Chris Eccles, who speedily exited when it was shown he’d fortuitously forgotten the crucial phone call that forced him to fall on his sword.

    Former police commissioner Graham Ashton needs to be brought back, as does Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp, who ­initially claimed he regularly briefed his police minister Lisa Neville — until she said in evidence that he didn’t during the critical time ­period, causing him to disremember his earlier recall and recant.

    The #standwithdans can’t be too dumb to contemplate the bizarre ­attempt by Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton to instruct his department to withhold emails from the inquiry which showed he had been made aware of the plan to use private security at the quarantine hotels as early as March after he had repeatedly claimed that he didn’t know in May.

    Why hasn’t Andrews’ chief of staff Lissie Ratcliff been called to give ­evidence and provide her phone records, and who actually signed the contract for the duds?

    The Victorian health department continues to fail in its mission with contact tracing and the closure of schools because it had separate case managers for every member of a large family and, in the chaos that ensued, the crossed-lines of communication ensured that a Year 5 student from the family attended East Preston Islamic College for two days in the belief that he had been cleared.

    Compare the manner in which the NSW ICAC has been putting politicians through the wringer and ask yourself whether Victorians are getting either the truth or their money’s worth.

    Until the Andrews government goes, all Victorian inquiries will be considered suspect, no matter how well credentialed they may be.

    Coronavirus fragments and the last traces of integrity and transparency have been flushed into the sewers of Melbourne.

  192. Makka

    No short term pain for long term gain?

    You mean pain like losing your job and jeopardizing your mortgage? Stressing the wife and kids? You have any of that at risk up there in Qld , struth?

    Long term gain; you mean until Sicktoria votes in another Labor Govt?

    This is just drivel.

  193. thefrollickingmole

    Oh dear, it appears they have been trying to scrape up spilled baby powder (How many babies/annie off) using her credit card.
    What the hell is wrong with the FBI?

  194. feelthebern

    Better than paying some poor sod next to nothing for their goods and services in some p*do infested sweaty and corrupt hole.

    But enough about Washington.

  195. OldOzzie

    Victoria is a shambles and will not get better until Andrews is ejected

    Piers Akerman, The Sunday Telegraph
    October 24, 2020 7:00pm
    Subscriber only

    Victorian Premier Daniel And­rews’ claim that his brutal lockdown of Melbourne is based on health advice is nonsense.

    His rapid backdown over opening up yesterday’s Cox Plate to 500 punters and connections proved beyond all doubt that politics, not best practice, is driving his mania to punish Victorians under the guise of health security.

    Those Victorians who fatuously bleat their support for their Premier from the anonymity of a hashtag #standwithdan expose nothing ­beyond their ignorant bias.

    The current death toll in their ­beleaguered state due to the coronavirus is close to 820, almost all attributable to the lethal failure of Andrews’ government’s Mickey Mouse hotel quarantine program.

    How many of those who #stand withdan would be as happy to #stand withairtraffic if an air traffic controller was responsible for causing a collision between two Boeing 747-400s and killing about the same number of people?

    For more than 100 days now, the evidence of a totally flawed government, a compromised bureaucracy and a completely discredited code of governance has been on display.

    The abysmal performance of the Victorian inquiry into the state’s lethal hotel quarantine scheme heard by a board of one, Jennifer Coate, highlights the pressing need for an inquiry into the conduct of Victorian government inquiries.

    It has been lacklustre at best.

    After a series of appointments as Victorian coroner and magistrate and president of the Children’s Court, Coate was elevated to the Family Court in January, 2013, in one of the last acts of federal Labor Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and was immediately released to serve on the Royal Commission into Child [email protected] Abuse, where her performance as one of six commissioners went almost unnoticed.

    Had not my friend and Sunday Telegraph colleague Peta Credlin not pressed Andrews for the release of phone records which shed light on contacts between state and federal bureaucrats on the very day the use of the ADF and private security guards was agreed to by the laughable national cabinet, there is nothing to suggest that the Coate Inquiry would have gone ­beyond its nonsensical view that something called “shared responsibility” ­absolved individual ministers and the Premier from blame for the failure.

    Now, armed with the records, but not the content of the calls, Andrews and former health minister Jenny ­Mikakos (who has already flagged concerns with Andrews’ previous evidence) need to be recalled.

    So too do the former Premier’s ­Department head Chris Eccles, who speedily exited when it was shown he’d fortuitously forgotten the crucial phone call that forced him to fall on his sword.

    Former police commissioner Graham Ashton needs to be brought back, as does Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp, who ­initially claimed he regularly briefed his police minister Lisa Neville — until she said in evidence that he didn’t during the critical time ­period, causing him to disremember his earlier recall and recant.

    The #standwithdans can’t be too dumb to contemplate the bizarre ­attempt by Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton to instruct his department to withhold emails from the inquiry which showed he had been made aware of the plan to use private security at the quarantine hotels as early as March after he had repeatedly claimed that he didn’t know in May.

    Why hasn’t Andrews’ chief of staff Lissie Ratcliff been called to give ­evidence and provide her phone records, and who actually signed the contract for the duds?

    The Victorian health department continues to fail in its mission with contact tracing and the closure of schools because it had separate case managers for every member of a large family and, in the chaos that ensued, the crossed-lines of communication ensured that a Year 5 student from the family attended East Preston [email protected] College for two days in the belief that he had been cleared.

    Compare the manner in which the NSW ICAC has been putting politicians through the wringer and ask yourself whether Victorians are getting either the truth or their money’s worth.

    Until the Andrews government goes, all Victorian inquiries will be considered suspect, no matter how well credentialed they may be.

    Coronavirus fragments and the last traces of integrity and transparency have been flushed into the sewers of Melbourne.

  196. Entropy

    This whole slagging off about other states is small and sliteful

    Sure, we have never abused our interstate mates with names like Mexicans, sandgropers, croweaters, cane toads, banana benders etc etc.

    Nor have we endlessly claimed Melbourne is better than Sydney, and get highly irritated when Sydney people don’t care what we think.

  197. MatrixTransform

    the missus is cranky now.

    she says, it’s basically just stage 4 with a hair cut

  198. Struth

    You really write unadulterated crap.

    That hurt me deeply.
    You’re very nasty.
    Where does that come from?
    What would your mum think if she read that?

  199. Armadillo

    Triple it actually Arma – Trump [email protected] currently.

    I’m punting with a couple of locals and interstate bookies, Gunner.

    Accepting “lay offs” on money from Biden is more profitable than actually backing Trump.

    It’s the reason you see Trump @ $3. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

  200. Pickles

    Seen painted on the Harcourt overpass on the Calder “Covid1984”. Succinct.

  201. Armadillo

    The book never lies.

  202. thefrollickingmole

    I swore after that experience that I would never set foot anywhere in Africa ever again.

    Africa wins.

    I seem to recall that as a line used by someone in relation to trying to do good works there.

    Recessional
    BY RUDYARD KIPLING
    1897

    God of our fathers, known of old,
    Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
    Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
    Dominion over palm and pine—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    The tumult and the shouting dies;
    The Captains and the Kings depart:
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    Far-called, our navies melt away;
    On dune and headland sinks the fire:
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
    Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
    Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
    Or lesser breeds without the Law—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    For heathen heart that puts her trust
    In reeking tube and iron shard,
    All valiant dust that builds on dust,
    And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
    For frantic boast and foolish word—
    Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!

  203. miltonf

    Mexicans, sandgropers, croweaters, cane toads, banana benders etc etc.

    that’s not abuse- that’s just funny

  204. EvilElvis

    I suppose falling in love with a beautiful Japanese lady helped his decision making. 🙂

    What’s not to love? They love Elvis, they love karaoke, the women are lovely, did I mention they love Elvis?…

  205. Rockdoctor

    LOL, Latho is still feeding it to Gladys today. I despise this behaviour from whatever party. Good on him.

  206. miltonf

    You really write unadulterated crap.

    That hurt me deeply.
    You’re very nasty.
    Where does that come from?
    What would your mum think if she read that?

    Back to sarcasm.

  207. caveman

    Write “Dan Andrews is a ##nt” with undiluted round up on the straight at Flemington. Just going with the rubber tyre theme.

  208. Dot

    There’s no shame in ending up under an overpass with a bottle of sherry and a German Sheppard if that was your fate.

    Forget how some ex pats are turds.

    Property prices in Australia are insane. They are the main driver behind the need for both spouses to work and it destroys family life.

    Nanna isn’t “cheating” or being a degenerate if she wants to get value for her hard earned savings.

  209. Steve trickler

    Was at a pub in WA. Zero social distancing, skimpies asking for cash…none given Plates of free food being served. Chips, onion rings and ribs. They even put salad on the tray. Can you believe that?

    Meanwhile in Victoria. Science rules!

  210. Struth

    You mean pain like losing your job and jeopardizing your mortgage? Stressing the wife and kids? You have any of that at risk up there in Qld , struth?

    I’ve lost both my jobs to this, you fucking idiot, have you lost yours? You pricks aren’t the only victims here, although it’s all we hear about.

    I am not being parochial as I believe Qld is about to show us all just how fucked in the head Australians are.
    I hate the entire country equally.
    It’s a shit hole of compliant safety shirt wearers, a mentality of subservience, hopelessness and apathy.
    I’m not a state-ist.

    It’s just you guys are getting your turn first and have showed the world what submission really means, which won’t help the rest of us at all.
    Others in other states will be no different.

  211. Bundyrum

    Makka, you prove the constant saying of divide & conquer, in fact a lot of our countrymen do, this Australia is not the one of years gone by, we are fkd & you know it too.
    Fighting & arguing with me won’t help….we are all fkd…..sorry.

  212. calli

    Some of the most horrible people I have ever met were the British expats who lived like kings amongst all the abject poverty,

    That’s why I used the word “nabob”, Pedro.

    I have seen Aussies do this too. It is shameful. Beware, because it’s a creeping attitude that captures the unwary.

    On the other hand, I would encourage everyone to spend a few years working in a 3rd world country. It will enrich you in more ways than just the bank balance.

  213. thefrollickingmole

    Thailand is the definitive shithole.
    Full of fat German perverts.

    Vs
    There’s no shame in ending up under an overpass with a bottle of sherry and a German Sheppard if that was your fate.

    What if you end up in Thailand under a glass topped table with a fat German shithole above?

    Take more than a flagon of goon to make the world right again.

  214. dover_beach

    That’s great in theory, DB, but in practice it simply ain’t going to happen. Too much financial downside.

    That is why it has to be en masse and not piecemeal which is very difficult because it depends upon enough people simply have had enough and no more. Maybe the best way to test the waters is by having people hitting their saucepans with wooden spoons. People need to know their neighbors are angry too and with them.

    BTW, wow, Paul Dimmatina is fired up. The emotion was intense. People need to see that and remember that that arsehole, Andrews, says that all these guys care about is profits. No, they are worried about the last however many years of time, money, effort, etc. they put into their business evaporating because of a series of government decisiosn that make little to no sense. Frankly, this has become noting more of a vanity project for Andrews.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    That darn Trump keeps causing peace to break out in the Middle East

    Oman and Saudi next.

    Mossad head: Saudi normalization ties close; post US election could see progress (25 Oct)

    US-mediated normalization talks between Israel and Oman are reportedly close to achieving a breakthrough.

    A normalization announcement between Israel and Saudi Arabia is close and there could be major developments following the US presidential elections depending on who wins, Mossad director Yossi Cohen has said in closed conversations, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

    In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning, N12 had reported that Cohen had said privately to those around him that the Saudis were waiting until after the US election, but that they could potentially announce normalization as a “gift” to the winner.

    Don’t think that refers to Inshallah Joe somehow.

    How amazing is it, that the spiritual head of Sunni Islam is very close to signing a peace agreement with Israel due to the efforts of Jared Kushner and Donald Trump. Yet the MSM are running deader than a Dem voter in a Georgia graveyard. This is nuts.

  216. feelthebern

    The Kanye Rogan podcast is 3 hours long.
    I rate it 80% incredible, over target, laser precision.
    But about 20% out there, harmless, general silliness.
    If you break it down to 45min blocks very listenable over a week.
    You can see Kanye is preaching to the black community to free themselves.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    That darn Trump keeps causing peace to break out in the Middle East

    Oman and Saudi next.

    Mossad head: Saudi normalization ties close; post US election could see progress (25 Oct)

    US-mediated normalization talks between Israel and Oman are reportedly close to achieving a breakthrough.

    A normalization announcement between Israel and Saudi Arabia is close and there could be major developments following the US presidential elections depending on who wins, Mossad director Yossi Cohen has said in closed conversations, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

    In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning, N12 had reported that Cohen had said privately to those around him that the Saudis were waiting until after the US election, but that they could potentially announce normalization as a “gift” to the winner.

    Don’t think that refers to Inshallah Joe somehow.

    How amazing is it, that the spiritual head of Sunni Is lam is very close to signing a peace agreement with Israel due to the efforts of Jared Kushner and Donald Trump. Yet the MSM are running deader than a Dem voter in a Georgia graveyard. This is nuts.

  218. Struth

    Write “Dan Andrews is a ##nt” with undiluted round up on the straight at Flemington. Just going with the rubber tyre theme.

    This is the way Australians need to act because making fun of them and getting around them is a potent as it can get when you’ve been robbed of your weapons.

  219. RobK

    Something new (to me at least)
    https://www.power-technology.com/features/hb11-the-australian-start-up-pursuing-a-new-form-of-fusion/

    Instead of relying on deuterium-tritium reactions and incredibly hot temperatures, like many other attempts at fusion, HB11 Energy envisions fusion kickstarted by plentiful hydrogen and boron B-11, with the reaction controlled by two lasers. Without the use of high temperatures or rare fuels, the approach could gain ground previously untouched by industry members.

    Here, we speak with HB11 Energy managing director Warren McKenzie, and find out more about this new approach to achieving one of the energy world’s holiest grails.

    It will be great if they can pull this rabbit out of the hat.

  220. cohenite

    I can’t tell whether this guy is just very enthusiastic or a lunatic: he’s using a variety of guns and ammo to test a vest:

    https://www.facebook.com/TopShotDustin/videos/575779406476922

  221. Bundyrum

    Any guy thinking of heading to Thailand should read a book called ‘Private Dancer’ it is available as a pdf on the net, a real eye opener.

  222. dover_beach

    For clarification, I’m not calling for a General Strike. I’m arguing that only civil disobedience en masse would work. That is stores opening up, indoor dining recommencing with/without social distancing, people not wearing masks outdoors, religious services recommencing, and so on. Simply returning back to normal. People can voluntarily abide by social distancing, etc. The aim is to make legal enforcement of these ‘orders’ to onerous, and to make the position of the government untenable. I heard on the Tom Elliot’s program last week that you can only call one no-confidence motion in the government per term. I don’t know if that is the case but if it is it is outrageous.

  223. EvilElvis

    Was at a pub in WA. Zero social distancing, skimpies asking for cash…none given Plates of free food being served. Chips, onion rings and ribs. They even put salad on the tray. Can you believe that?

    Great isn’t it. We really need to open up outbound international travel though. All these fucking boomers who would normally be jetsetting to some cosmopolitan shithole and the usually Bali bound bogan women are really starting to shit me on the roads.

  224. H B Bear

    Saudi Arabia will be looking for all the friends it can over the next few years. It’s problem making days are more or less behind it.

  225. OldOzzie

    California Dreaming!

    Beverly Hills Goes MAGA as Thousands of Trump Supporters Rally

    With just nine days left before America goes to the polls, Trump supporters, reportedly in the thousands, descended upon Beverly Hills, California, yet again for another huge MAGA rally.

  226. thefrollickingmole

    A cartoon version of the Biden sex tape safe for work…

    I think we can agree

  227. Rockdoctor

    I’m arguing that only civil disobedience en masse would work.

    Starting to happen in Vic, gone from a few tens to a few hundred to thousands that turned out the other day to the point where cops were overwhelmed. Hopefully it gets larger, never even thought of protesting in my life but if I were still down that way and in Melbourne I’d be there too.

  228. wivenhoe

    Triple it actually Arma – Trump [email protected] currently.

    Obviously not a bookmaker. So sad.

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