Wednesday Forum: October 28, 2020

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  1. Pedro the Loafer #3636111, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Pedro, that’s a dead link.

  2. Top Ender

    Kruddster Krash!

    An international scandal has engulfed former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s New York-based peace think-tank, with claims it had “close ties” to notorious p aedophile Jeffrey Epstein and was given $US650,000 in donations from the child sex offender.

    On Wednesday night, Mr Rudd said he had been “blindsided” when he learnt of Epstein’s donations to the Internat­ional Peace Institute, of which he is the chairman.

    He said the “revelations were deeply disturbing to me” and he had convened a special board meeting of the peace body, which works with the UN, to “ensure an equivalent sum was donated to sex ­assault victims”.

    The former Labor leader also said he had convened ­another extraordinary board meeting of the IPI to order a review into further revelations that its president, Norwegian diplomat Terje Rod-Larsen, had a $US130,000 personal loan with Epstein.

    “Any significant engagement with someone as odious as Epstein must be taken ­seriously and investigated thoroughly,” Mr Rudd said.

    The former PM insisted he had no personal dealings with the now-dead p aedophile.

    “I have no recollection whatsoever of ever meeting Epstein,” he said.

    And Mr Rudd also distanced himself from an IPI email that has surfaced authorising a $US100,000 payment to Epstein, based on a fee that Mr Rudd himself ­declined to take for giving ­advice to the Mongolian ­Government.

    Daily Tele

  3. vlad

    presented by someone who, I believe, used to star on “Home and Away’

    Roo Stewart herself (aka Justine Clarke).

  4. Pedro the Loafer

    Upload to imgur. . . . . fail.

    Doesn’t matter, it was just snarky shit anyway.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    Aderall. Gives him a temporary kick, but notice how he faded badly at the debate?

    They can only risk giving him so much. If he was on it for every event he’d be dead by now.

  6. mh

    JEFFREY EPSTEIN GAVE $US650K TO KEVIN RUDD PEACE THINK-TANK
    An international scandal has engulfed former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s peace think-tank, with claims it had “close ties” to pae dophile Jeffrey Epstein and was given $US650,000 in donations from the child sex offender.

  7. Rex Anger

    @ Des-

    I’ve just been watching a show on SBS called ‘Australia; Come Fly with Me’, presented by someone who, I believe, used to star on “Home and Away’. It was meant to be history of aviation in Australia but it was actually a collection of sub cerebral ‘progressive’ cliches, many with only a tenuous link to flying

    Thanks for the warning. I expected low-info and the hypersimplification typical of modern telly these days- I knew there was a reason I’ve lost all interest in most regular TV programs chronologically younger than Star Trek: Voyager– But I am definitely not going to bother with this one.

    Have a big Boeing on me- You’ve earned it…

  8. RobK

    Eyrie,
    Do they provide the captive nuts and bolt pattern for the pintle mount as standard or is it an option?
    I’m not sure what hat you mean Eyrie. I removed the standard well back and put a steel tray on to take on pallets more easily. The removal and refit was pretty straight forward. The tray was locally made ROPS spec with nuts and bolts to the chassis mounts.

  9. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3636091, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/education-opportunity-landmark-report-reveals-gap-widening/12817724
    All are on track to be future Indigenous leaders, and with the extra support they were lucky enough to arrange, they have gone back to school on par with their peers.

    You couldn’t make this shit up, seriously!

    You would think so wouldn’t you?
    I think they’re taking the piss, myself, nobody could be that brazen to call those people ‘aboriginal’ let alone proud future leaders.

  10. Armadillo

    But reinforces my view that the bookies have no idea about politics.

    Bookies have no idea about anything except “the book”. It’s usually the big interstate/international races where you can make a “decent book”. Lots of chances. In Australia, the Melbourne Cup is a good example.

    Here is what I am seeing with the US Election. It’s a “two horse” race. Bookmakers on the peripheral can make some money on the smaller races (senate seats and other individual elections). Fair enough.

    Here is what is interesting about the US Elections. I’m sure that Cats have heard of the term “off the books”?

    There is a massive amount of money about for Biden. Otherwise, Sportsbet wouldn’t be offering the odds they are for Trump. They are advertising it.

    You need to consider that gambling on US elections is illegal in the US. It’s pretty much the UK, Aus and NZ. Its international, and money gets “laid off”. The “US Election Betting Market” is bullshit. It’s not an indicator of “voter intent”, it’s an indicator of the amount of money in that market to “sway the betting markets”.

    As far as I can see, the betting market is akin to US polling. It’s a narrative. Like the news.

    It’s hilarious when you consider it’s illegal “bet” on the US election if you are a US citizen.

  11. Zyconoclast

    ‘I was blindsided’: Kevin Rudd says he had no idea about think tank’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

    Sounds familiar …

    Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has admitted visiting a New York strip club during a drunken night while representing Australia at the United Nations.

    Mr Rudd issued a statement yesterday to News Limited papers, confirming he went to the club but could not recall the events of the evening because he “had too much to drink”.

  12. Armadillo

    Does anyone else here think that US political news coverage is “swayed”?

    CNN, ABC and the rest? It’s all about the narrative. The polling. The betting markets.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    nobody could be that brazen to call those people ‘aboriginal’

    Bruce Pascoe’s got away with it, so far.

  14. rickw

    Kevin Rudd’s peace think-tank, with claims it had “close ties” to pae dophile Jeffrey Epstein and was given $US650,000 in donations from the child sex offender.

    That’s nice and swampy.

  15. Steve trickler

    Lurking MSM journos are going to love this. : )



  16. Zyconoclast

    ‘Batwoman’ Unveils First Look at Javicia Leslie in Costume

    The actor says of her look for the CW show: “I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl.”

  17. Snoopy

    “I have no recollection whatsoever of ever meeting Epstein,” he said.

    Mmmmm, okay.

  18. Zyconoclast

    Matt Walsh
    @MattWalshBlog

    ·
    17m
    A few months ago the CEO of Chick fil A publicly shined a black man’s shoes in order to demonstrate his wokeness. Last night BLM looted and destroyed one of his stores. Bowing to the leftist mob never works. You might as well keep your dignity. You gain nothing from forfeiting it

  19. mh

    “I have no recollection whatsoever of ever meeting Epstein,” he said.

    Epstein Island visit confirmed!

  20. Old School Conservative

    Mr Elliott said police would not allow the “bastard behaviour” to continue on Thursday, when thousands of students are expected to sit the HSC Modern History exam.

    “You are now liable for a 10-year incarceration in a NSW prison,

    Some tough talk after 2 days of bomb hoaxes directed at NSW HSC exam locations.
    I just hope the police catch the perp and that the justice system throws the book at them.
    I remain fearful that won’t happen though.

  21. (Others look away.)

    Tom, some Mark Knight links to assist you in the wee small hours:

    Thursday

    Wednesday

    Tuesday

    Hope they come out okay.

  22. Armadillo

    I have no recollection whatsoever of ever meeting Epstein,” he said.

    Some bloke gives you $650k, and you never met him.

    Sounds plausible.

  23. Armadillo

    Stuff like that happens to people all the time in my industry.

  24. Mark A

    Zyconoclast
    #3636148, posted on October 28, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Matt Walsh
    @MattWalshBlog
    ·
    17m

    A few months ago the CEO of Chick fil A publicly shined a black man’s shoes in order to demonstrate his wokeness.

    I can’t see how shining someone’s shoes can indicate – prove respect?

    If anything, it indicates fear and subservience.
    Sad state of affairs.

  25. Armadillo

    Mr Elliott said police would not allow the “bastard behaviour” to continue on Thursday, when thousands of students are expected to sit the HSC Modern History exam.

    Whoever made the bomb threat should get an A Grade for Modern History.

  26. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “I have no recollection whatsoever of ever meeting Epstein,” he said.

    I did not inhale that donation…

  27. Steve trickler

    Club Des Belugas. Never Think Twice.

    This song hooked me in under 15 seconds. Wait to the vocals in.

    Clever work with the visuals. Monica Belluci – “Malena” is a bonus.



  28. Armadillo

    I can’t see how shining someone’s shoes can indicate

    I’m assuming you aren’t a fan of old American movies?

  29. MatrixTransform

    just finished watching ‘After Life’ written and directed by Ricky Gervais
    watched the whole 2 series over 2 nights.

    fucking brilliant

    Hated ‘The Office’ and trawling through the Netflix guide if I saw Gervais, I’d avoid but this time, got suckered in by the missus…and for once I very happy that I did

    she just told me that apparently Leigh Paastch caned the shit out of it.

    …there’s a clue.

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just watched the latest version of du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ on Netflix. Hairy suffered through it for me. Chickflix he says. But of course, sez I. He’d never heard of it till the review in the Oz and that didn’t encourage him any. Bette Davis was a great Mrs. Danvers, I tell him, vaguely remembering seeing her running around on the flaming battlements of Mandalay in one of the older versions.

    I didn’t mind the fact that the husband was as the reviews say, a little wooden. He was still a very hunky guy, which makes me feel I am still alive, given I am wrestling with a crook back (it’s doing quite well now, thank you for your concerns 🙂 ). The costumes and settings were very Downton into the 1930’s, and the sweet new wife grew up well to become his help and support in the end.

    Kittehs might enjoy it, and make comparisons with the older versions, like the Hitchcock one.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We watched it because I rebelled. I just cannot sit through another PM Live after Bolt and then Jones, because I have had enough by then, I wail. I don’t want to hear another word about Palacechook or the Qld election, I want some escapism, I say, putting my bare foot down, which of course sends my back into spasms, which rather defeated the purpose of a little stamping tantrum, but called in a sympathy hand-over of the remote, so all ended well.

  32. mh

    SMH

    London: Kevin Rudd says he was “blindsided” to learn that the late pae dophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $650,000 to the International Peace Institute – a think tank that he has chaired for six years.

    The former prime minister was forced to declare that he had been on a teleconference call also attended by Epstein in 2014 and attended an event while an MP in 2013 in New York where Epstein was also invited but has “no recollection whatsoever” of ever meeting the deceased financier.

    Rudd’s incompetence is staggering.
    And he has a terrible memory.
    An all round thicko.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    (it’s doing quite well now, thank you for your concerns 🙂 ).

    Allow me to recommend the best course of treatment for a crook back – a good physiotherapist, and a plug in, electric heating pad.

    Oh, and a couple of large G and T’s.

  34. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3636158, posted on October 28, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    I can’t see how shining someone’s shoes can indicate

    I’m assuming you aren’t a fan of old American movies?

    Doing it for money as an occupation is different, as you would know of course.

  35. Armadillo

    got suckered in by the missus…

    Fatal mistake. You need to learn to “switch off”.

    One minute you’re chewing on a few beers with mates, next minute you’re in front of a priest asking you awkward questions. The final humiliation is watching a crap series from a serial ABC retard.

    You can do better, Matrix.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Queensland election: Greens staffer offered secret JobKeeper deal

    Exclusive
    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    3:45PM October 28, 2020
    20 Comments

    One of the Queensland Greens’ most senior officials offered an outgoing employee a “good deal’’ where he would delay his formal resignation and take JobKeeper payments without doing any work in what would have been a misuse of the ­payment.

    The deal offered by Queensland Greens secretary Kitty Carra to former party campaigner John Meyer would have lasted four weeks from August 31 to October 2. The Greens would not have paid him during this period and he was to resign at the end of it.

    Mr Meyer, who rejected the offer, outlined for The Australian the substance of phone conver­sations he had with Ms Carra and the party’s sole state MP, Michael Berkman, in relation to the offer.

    He said he had “legal recordings” of the conversations that he was willing to give to authorities, allowing them to investigate.

    The Australian Taxation Office on Wednesday declined to comment on the Greens case, but second commissioner Jeremy Hirschorn told Senate estimates earlier this week that such a practice was “not allowed” as the JobKeeper program was intended to restore the link between employers and their workers.

    Workers on JobKeeper were allowed to take leave without pay and receive the payment as long as they intend to return to their job when business picks up.

    From the Oz. The good, the holy, the saintly Greens. Words fail me, they honestly do.

  37. I don’t ever want to hex one of my favourite swing era tunes, but it is amazing that ‘Chattonogga’ hasn’t been BLM’d:
    ‘“boy you can give me a shine”

  38. Armadillo

    The former prime minister was forced to declare that he had been on a teleconference call also attended by Epstein in 2014 and attended an event while an MP in 2013 in New York where Epstein was also invited but has “no recollection whatsoever” of ever meeting the deceased financier.

    Was that the strip club “incident”? Nah, that was way before then.

  39. EvilElvis

    Another vote for Afterlife, excellent show. Got into The Sinner with Bill Pullman recently as well.

    A small streaming service tip for the gents here. If you value any series on television at the moment then DON’T watch The Boys on Amazon. It will ruin every other show. It’s intense and brilliant.

  40. MatrixTransform

    You can do better, Matrix.

    nup …she told me … this is as good as it gets

  41. twostix

    The former prime minister was forced to declare that he had been on a teleconference call also attended by Epstein in 2014 and attended an event while an MP in 2013 in New York where Epstein was also invited but has “no recollection whatsoever” of ever meeting the deceased financier.

    Rudd pops back up in the news demanding a royal commission into his enemies in the media then coincidentally this immediately becomes news.

    Man oh man.

    Our entire political class are hanging around with peds and everyone in the media knows it.

  42. dover_beach

    Sean Davis
    @seanmdav
    ·
    16m
    BREAKING: On his show tonight, Tucker Carlson will follow up on last night’s bombshell interview with even more audio recordings of calls between Tony Bobulinski and Biden family insiders.

    Tucker again unmissable tomorrow.

  43. Lazlo

    The commentariat are starting to hedge their bets, saying that Trump might just sneak it in, so they can told you so.

    Bubbles, there could also be a problem with “Choo Choo” given Their ABC has declared “ooga booga” off-limits.

    (You have no idea how much I had to fight this site’s idea-correcting software to get this comment up)

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Rudd has no recollection of meeting Epstein?

    You’re meant to give the victim the rohypnol Kevin, not drink it yourself.

  45. MatrixTransform

    When I was a kid in Vik, you used to be able to trade in yr old Tarax and Coke bottles and get 20c for each one.

    Coincidentally playing a pinball machine cost 20c

    Did anybody else jump the back fence of the fish and chip shop and rob the bottles and then go around the front of the shop and trade them in for twennies so that they could play the pinnies for free?

  46. Rex Anger

    @ Bubbels-

    I don’t ever want to hex one of my favourite swing era tunes, but it is amazing that ‘Chattonogga’ hasn’t been BLM’d:
    ‘“boy you can give me a shine”

    So don’t give the fools the idea!

    “Boy” was and is a generic informal term of address for a young male. It is frowned on these days thanks to the Jim Crow era (Thanks again, leftists!). But in certain parts of the world you might still hear it.

    Forunately most leftwits have no appreciation for what is best in life (as demonstrated by their ongoing failures to completely crush their enemies, drive us before them and hear the lamentations of our women. Cowards…), and so mostly leave the good stuff like Big Band Swing, Classical and all varieties of Metal well alone.

    Remember the utter laughing sticknleftwits made of themselves during their attempts to cancel Baby It’s Cold Outside?

    I think Chattanooga Choo Choo is pretty safe. Ditto In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Elmer’s Tune.

    Ditto the Ying Tong Song 😉

  47. Armadillo

    Sinc, please open a new thread for “boot shining”.

    I’m sensing there will be all sorts about. Military Cats thinking about basic training. Cats wanting to reminisce about their mothers shining boots. Cats wanting to reminisce about how they had to polish their own school shoes, Cats who had no school shoes and walking bare foot (being stalked by dingos siffing their diapers).

    I can’t see this ending well.

  48. MatrixTransform

    what about the old Telstra pay phones with the coin return flap at the bottom?

    Growing up in a holiday town, the tourists would line up at the phone boxes to call home around 7pm.

    We would strategically stuff paper up into the coin return behind the flap and all those failed pickups that gave back coins would result in the coins getting banked up above the wad of paper.

    we’d go back after dark with a coat hanger and hook the paper out which would jam the coin return with twennies.

    Like $10 worth of twennies.

    There was a pinball machine called “Eight Ball” … clocked that fucker … lots of practice

  49. Armadillo

    nup …she told me … this is as good as it gets

    They always say that. Just because they are right, it doesn’t mean you have to agree with them.

  50. Rex Anger

    Shine your own, Dillo!

    Speaking of good music that the leftwits do not know, cannot appreciate and therefore can never defile, I was very pleased to once again found the mating call of the wild Anger on the YewToobz.

    Heaven have mercy on the fairer sex.

    Heaven have mercy upon us all…

  51. Siltstone

    Matrix, STD calls Sunday night after 8. The cheapest rate.

  52. MatrixTransform

    STD calls … kept me in pinball and pine-lime splices for most of my teen age years

  53. Rex Mango

    Re that Come Fly With Me show on SBS, my Mum flew with TAA & someone told her to watch it. First episode it seems was ok, but second was all about hosties getting preggas to other aircrew & being sent to some woman in Melbourne for abortions. Mum was horrified & turned the tele off. Not such a historical show methinks.

  54. MatrixTransform

    things were better when they were worse

  55. MatrixTransform

    Come Fly With Me show on SBS

    I thought that was a documentary.
    (my ex’s father was a pilot and her mother a hostie)

  56. Rex Mango

    You gotta wonder about the Government’s motivation for setting up SBS. Idea is to promote other cultures in one of the world’s richest countries that has just spent a fortune fighting couple of world wars & a third world war called cold (with couple of hot spots like Korea & a certain South East Asian Country), which then spends all it’s time slagging off at the joint that set it up in the first place. Why would any government do that? Same government that sends Crompvoet after special forces I guess.

  57. Rex Mango

    SBS is the equivalent of the USSR under Stalin setting up the USA Broadcasting Service. Who was responsible, Fraser perhaps?

  58. Armadillo

    There was a pinball machine called “Eight Ball” … clocked that fucker … lots of practice

    20 cent with a hole bored through it. Piece of string. Click up as many games as you wanted.

    The trick was “in the click”. Just far enough to trigger the game register. Then tie the string around a paddle pop stick. All machines were different. Some you had to lift up on an angle when the attendant wasn’t looking.

    At least we weren’t “ripping off” Telecom phones like Matrix. Some poor grandmother wanting to phone her cancer ridden sister didn’t get a phone on her death bed. All because of you.

    Shameful.

  59. Rex Anger

    I’m pretty sure that SBS was another of Gough’s creations, thoroughly colonised by the same communist shits that had infiltrated and subverted the ABC around the same time.

    Only that the SBS have subsequently metastasised into the equivalent of the deepest and most depravedly bohemian Deep Greens to the ABC’s hard Labor Left, if such a comparison metaphor could exist.

    If they weren’t pulling together to defeat their commonly agreed class enemies, it would be utterly hilarious to watch them try to eat each other, in best Revolutionary style…

  60. Rex Mango

    Yep, just reading Wikipedia & it seems up until 1970 it was illegal to broadcast in a foreign language on the Australian airwaves (why might that have been Numbers?). Anyways SBS is 1 January 1978, so under Fraser. Do remember visiting a mates place in Melbourne (he was first generation Greek) & his Mother who worked at the Ford factory couldn’t speak a word of English thanks to ethnic radio & SBS, his Dad however drove taxis & was fluent in English.

  61. dover_beach

    Check out this ad the Dems are running since ACB was confirmed.

  62. Armadillo

    Yep, just reading Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is a joke. As far as accuracy goes, forget it.

    It’s like a fantasy machine for every vested interest on the planet.

  63. Rex Mango

    Wikipedia got me through uni.

  64. Rex Mango

    Here is the Wikipedia definition of Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

  65. Rex Mango

    Going to bed, but here is Gary Owen:

  66. Armadillo

    Wikipedia got me through uni.

    A work ethic kept me out of University. Our entire family in fact.

    University was never a consideration. Get a job. Learn. Work. Fuck up. Learn. Work. Fuck up. Work. Learn.

    “Try to be semi literate whence amongst our betters” is the family motto.

  67. Armadillo

    Cats should be watching this link.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MDl_SERbni4

    Your freedom depends on it.

  68. Armadillo

    Whoa…. Director Ray wants to talk at the same time…LIVE..

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3uIZS3Sxo

  69. C.L.

    Check out this ad the Dems are running since ACB was confirmed.

    LOL.

  70. Zatara

    Eudora Global, a Hunter Biden-founded investment firm, has taken down its website, replacing it with the statement “‘See You After The Election!”.

    The move follows a National Pulse exposè highlighting the group, where Hunter Biden served as Founder from 2009 to 2012, for its involvement in the former veep’s son granting access to the Obama White House to a Mexican businessman.

    “I have brought every single person you have ever asked me to bring to the F’ing WHite House and the Vice President’s house and the inauguration,” emails from Hunter Biden to Miguel Aleman Magnani read. Jeff Cooper, another Founder and CEO of one of Eudora’s portfolio companies, was on the email thread and appeared to be involved with a joint business deal between Pemex and Burisma.

    Eudora Global’s website, therefore, redirects to the domain “https://www.seeyouaftertheelection.com” accompanied by a flag and the text: See you after the election! Vote! It Matters!

  71. sparkx

    Thanks Tom. Mostly a very worthy line up this morning. David Rowe needs to seek help urgently.

  72. Armadillo

    Watching that committee hearing into FB, Twitter and Google was a total waste of time.

    My only “take out” is that @Jack is a total narcissist. The Republicans are totally gutless (bar Ted Cruise).

    Not one person asked those fuckers “Who elected you to decide what is right speech and what is wrong speech”? They kept rambling on about “our policy is this, our policy is that”. FMD.

    These arsehats truly do believe they are the “Masters of the Universe”. They are correct.

    Its a rancid mix of corrupt politicians, media, technocrats, intelligence agents, deep staters and swamp monsters.

    Democracy is dead.

    Fair dinkum, have a look at these clueless clowns that get elected, year after year. The list is long, but I can see why Joe Biden and Karmala Harris were their choice. They are shining stars compared to the rest of them.

  73. Armadillo

    Trump needs to just strike out 230, and straight after the election. These people are now more powerful than the Government itself. And they are much smarter than the elected representatives. Way smarter.

    Therein lies the problem. Everything is geared to genuinely smart people manipulating political pawns.

  74. Armadillo

    Kerry Packer is about the only Australian equivalent to Donald Trump.

    A few problems there. He’s dead. He wouldn’t have done it. He never had the charisma and why the hell would he?

  75. Megan

    Stiglich’s effort this morning could be applied to young Zachary Rolfe.

  76. feelthebern

    Joe Rogan last three podcasts.
    Kanye.
    Alex Jones.
    Glenn Greenwald.

    All outsiders.
    All against the status quo.
    Jones & Greenwald extremely against the deep state, legacy msm media & censorship.

    9hours of long form interviews in the week before the election.
    14million views so far.
    If young Americans are going to vote, it aint going to be for Biden.

  77. feelthebern

    Alex Jones & Glenn Greenwald spent so much time bashing the media covering for Biden.

  78. feelthebern

    Joe Rogan & Tucker Carlson are the two most influential people in the US media today.

  79. rickw

    Zeducation, 11:58, RU Ok Joe?!

  80. Herodotus

    Our nation is stuffed. Here’s an extract from an article at The Oz:

    ANZ will implement the most ¬ambitious net zero emissions ¬action of the big four banks and adopt climate change as a condition of lending, increasing pressure on farmers, construction firms and a range of companies to establish low-carbon transition plans by next year.
    Announcing ANZ’s climate change statement on Thursday, the major lender will impose low-carbon deadlines for the agriculture, food and beverage, building, energy and transport sectors as it ramps up support for the Paris Agreement goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
    Under its 10-year strategy, released to coincide with the bank’s annual result, ANZ said it would “move away from working with customers that don’t have clear and public transition plans”.
    The bank’s step-up on climate change commitments and the ¬release of target dates is considered a strategic move to match its competitors NAB and Westpac and respond to demands from key investors and shareholders.

  81. Zatara

    Black Lives Matter is Rioting in Philly for Man Who Held a Gun to a Woman’s Head and Was Awaiting Trial For Threatening to Shoot Another.

    The man who was fatally shot by police after running at them with a knife, sparking violent riots in Philadelphia, previously held a gun to a woman’s head and was awaiting trial for threatening to shoot another.

    Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot on Monday, was also a rapper who had songs about shooting the police.

    “Guns are a central theme as he rhymes about shooting people, including police,” ABC 6 reports. “Court records show Wallace was currently awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her house up.”

    The riots/arson/looting of BLM have absolutely nothing to do with blacks being killed, those events merely serve as opportunities to spin up the ignorant and lawless.

  82. 132andBush

    David Rowe doesn’t know what David Rowe is on about just so long as there is at least one fat and naked man his orgasm for the day is complete.

  83. Armadillo

    Zeducation, 11:58, RU Ok Joe?!

    Trump needs to nail “Dementia Joe”.

    Even lefties must be able to see that Joe is shot. You simply can’t have him running the country.

    #elderlyabuse

  84. Armadillo

    Court records show Wallace was currently awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her house up.”

    #womenfortrump

  85. Ed Case

    Interesting story about Kevin Rudd and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Has Rudd been asked if he ever met Epstein and what the $650,000 was for?
    Be interested to see if Rudd’s “Peace Think Tank” has any ties to Ghislaine Maxwell and if Rudd’s wife is connected there?

  86. rickw

    Salty Cracker, 7:48, Get back to the plantation!!

  87. rickw

    Donut Operator, 4:57, Philly shooting:

  88. calli

    Loved the Patrick Cross. Interesting to see the Frankenstein theme repeated – looks like a disturbance in the Force.

    Rowe just needed to draw a naked fat man. Does he need a reason? No surprises there.

    Leak has done good work with his Dan series – time to go international and he does well. An excellent Trump.

  89. Armadillo

    There was an epic argument years ago “@ The Cat” about sheliahs being allowed to have a drivers licence. IIRC the end result was a “restricted licence” (whereby they could get the groceries and pick us up from the pub).

    What are your thoughts on Sheliahs having a gun licence?

  90. Armadillo

    Be interested to see if Rudd’s “Peace Think Tank” has any ties to Ghislaine Maxwell and if Rudd’s wife is connected there?

    Ghislaine has pleaded “Not Guilty” to all charges. She remains behind bars. For her own safety.

  91. Zatara

    Bo Snerdley
    @BoSnerdley
    A Joe Biden rally. Seriously.

    It looks like a tiny exclusive camp for the intellectually challenged.

    Which is what it is of course.

    But note that 15 of the 36 circles of death are apparently reserved for the press.

  92. rickw

    Dr Steve Turley, 13:16, Bubalinski Bombshell:

  93. calli

    What are your thoughts on Sheliahs having a gun licence?

    What about all the other women not called Sheliah? Or Sheila for that matter?

    Definitely no gun licences for dyslexic anybody. 🤣

  94. Dot

    bern

    Not just views.

    There are also Spotify and Google podcast listeners.

  95. Armadillo

    I can’t believe I stayed up and watched those Big Tech hearings. Waste of time.

    Now Mrs A is staring at me with her coffee and a piece of toast accusing me of being pissed. A can of beer and a cigarette is now apparently a “dead set giveaway”.

    Any lawyers here? I want to lodge an appeal.

  96. calli

    Thanks for the heads up on the new Rebecca over at Netflix, Lizzie.

    I’ve always been puzzled as to why the movie action is set in the 30’s. The book was published in 1938 and is written by a middle aged woman as a “flashback” to a time when she was just 21. That takes the story to 1924 at the latest, which makes perfect sense, given her bobbed hair and little stockinette dress and the allusions to post-war hedonism.

    I shall leave watching until the appropriate time – when the Beloved is out playing golf. 🙂

  97. Zatara

    Two very good vids which dispel a heap of myths.

    27 Oct

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cO1CApPKKU

    28 Oct

  98. Ed Case

    If Rudd is connected to the Epstein operation, that could go some way to explaining the utter loathing that most of his colleagues have for him.
    Recall Gillard didn’t attend his ALP Life Membership award, tho she is still staunch for Labor.
    Normally mild mannered Alex Downer also had strong descriptors for Rudd, interesting that no journalist aasked what his reasons were.
    Anyway, it’s probably already gone into the Forgettery.

  99. Armadillo

    Dr Steve Turley, 13:16, Bubalinski Bombshell:

    They won’t lay a glove on these people. Business as usual.

  100. Herodotus

    Some astonishing statistics are revealed at this post, stats that US pollsters are missing. We may see some Trump Democrats influencing the election outcome after all.
    American Thinker.

    The BBC seems intent on a bit of denial as well. It’s widely accepted that the black vote for Trump has grown, but the OS program last night was pleased to have a couple of black guests spruiking the old crap about Trump being racist, favouring white supremacist groups, and being anything but a leader.

  101. Armadillo

    If Rudd is connected to the Epstein operation,

    Fuck off Grogery. There is no connection.

  102. Tom

    Trump makes me laugh. He peppers every stump speech with references to the fake news and taunts the TV caneramen for not showing the size of the crowd. Just then (in Bullhead City, Arizona), a USAF pilot overhead sign-wrote “TRUMP” in the sky.

    “You’re so lucky I’m your president”, he bellows at one stage to piss off the media. “We love you!” the crowd chants back.

    There will never again be a political cabaret spectacular like the Trump show.

  103. duncanm

    ‘no, its ok, you keep the money, I did hardly anything’
    Uh huh…

    Rød-Larsen had authorised a payment of $US100,000 ($140,000) to Epstein for work relating to the Mongolian Advisory Board.
    ..
    (Rudd) said he turned down payment in 2016 when it was offered because he had not done anything for the Mongolian Advisory Board since that 2014 conference call.

    According to the email reported by DN, Rød-Larsen instructed staff to divert the funds earmarked for Rudd to Epstein.

    “I had dinner with Kevin yesterday evening, and he said we could keep his share,” the email said.

    “For form’s sake we should send it to Jeff, however I am sure we will get it back many fold!” the email said.

    The Mongolian angle is intriguing, too, given Rudd’s closeness to China. Help Mongolia implement ‘democratic systems’ – give me a break.

    From the 2019 annual report:

    Concentrations (continued)
    b – During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Organization received 57% of its total contributions from two foreign governments. During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Organization received 48% of its total contributions from two different foreign governments.

    They’re very coy about who these two countries are.

  104. feelthebern

    There are also Spotify and Google podcast listeners.

    Very true.
    There are also the short cuts which get shared & viewed more than anything else.
    Example, Elon Musk smoking pot episode on Rogan has approx. 50mill total views.
    The short cut of Elon smoking pot has had upwards of a billion views.
    Not wonder Rogan bought a $US14mill home outside of Austin.

  105. feelthebern

    Richard Grenell has tweeted there will be a Trump Pride party in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
    It’s 2020.
    & Trump Pride is a thing.
    & it’s a thing in Minneapolis.

  106. feelthebern

    Zatara, the path to victory is clear.
    On election night, the numbers are going to be so strong for Trump, it will mean that even if every registered voter that submits a mail in votes Democrat, there will not be enough votes to peg back the Trump lead.
    The networks will either have to call it for Trump or admit that it’s 1960 all over again where in some counties, more people voted for JFK than were registered to vote.

  107. feelthebern

    Macron breaks promise.
    National lockdown begins Friday.
    Macron said as recently as last week that there would be no lockdowns.

  108. calli

    Macron has had his shoulder tapped.

  109. Zatara

    Dozens Of Ballots Destroyed In Boston After Arsonist Sets Ballot Box On Fire

    Yet another reason to vote in person. Those drop boxes are totally unsecure.

  110. feelthebern

    I’ve got a lunch today.
    I had to pay a $30 deposit for the booking which I thought was more than reasonable.

    I was going to book a Justin Hemmes place, but they required a deposit of $100 per head.
    Get farked.
    & get farked Sydney.

  111. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3636242, posted on October 29, 2020 at 5:58 am
    Joe Rogan & Tucker Carlson are the two most influential people in the US media today.”

    Agree.

  112. Zatara

    just ordered one of these.

    Facebook just shut down their site so I’m supporting.

    They have a great selection of triggering face diapers among other cool stuff.

  113. Armadillo

    I would suspect that after all the reporting of “Mail in Votes” being found in rivers and garbage bins, there won’t be some level of “payback”. Think of the “Project Veritas” videos. I’m yet to see any reporting of what the resultant rage was in those communities. Very strange.

    No one mentions it (or at least the news agencies don’t). There is something happening beneath the surface.

    Trump looks pretty confident. I don’t think it’s bluster.

  114. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #3636178, posted on October 29, 2020 at 12:19 am
    Rudd has no recollection of meeting Epstein?
    You’re meant to give the victim the rohypnol Kevin, not drink it yourself.”

    LOL….that’s is a classic.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Stiglich’s effort this morning could be applied to young Zachary Rolfe.’

    Indeed, Megan.

    Rolfe was always going to go to trial. In this specific circumstance (being committed for trial) it’s a mirror of the Pell matter.

    No pissant magistrate, whether they call themselves a judge or not is going to get in the way of The Machine. It’s the path of least resistance for them, and also because it wouldn’t have made a shred of difference in either case if it had been thrown out at committal – the OPP in Vic and the DPP here would just file a direct presentment and put him on the mat in the Supreme Court anyway.

    The Rolfe trial will be held in Alice Springs, which is excellent for the defence. Every, and I mean every potential jury pool member will have had his car windows smashed, his house broken into, his business smashed up and the stuff he worked for and earned stolen by these career criminal halfies protected by taxpayer-funded advocacy groups.

    Pieces of shit like Arnold Walker are the reason the good people of Alice can’t go for a walk at night. If for no other reason (and there are plenty of reasons anyway) Rolfe will walk.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    “I was going to book a Justin Hemmes place, but they required a deposit of $100 per head.”

    Yep…it’s a rip off. I had to book Mimis last month…..mandatory deposit of $100 per head.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Any lawyers here? I want to lodge an appeal.’

    A pro bono advocate will be along shortly.

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rolfe was always going to go to trial. In this specific circumstance (being committed for trial) it’s a mirror of the Pell matter.”

    Yep.

  119. Armadillo

    Don’t be surprised if a heap of Democrat ballots end up in flames. It would be nice to think that wouldn’t happen, but you have to be realistic about human nature.

  120. Mater

    just ordered one of these.

    Zarara,
    I think it’s brilliant.
    The only problem I see it that they’ve gone into minute detail to build and demonstrate that the mask is highly effective.

    “Two layers of protection:
    Outer layer consists of antimicrobial micro-knit polyester.
    Inside layer consists of soft cozy ultra breathable nylon spandex.”

    In keeping with their theme, perhaps a single statement might be more effective:

    “Consists of a single layer of material and stops virtually nothing…except the Anxiety Attacks and fines!”

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    Stefanovic the Younger just had some doddering gero on the teev called Joe Schneider, who claims to have been covering US elections for somebody since 1964. He said that the country is more divided now than it’s ever, ever been before*.

    He then said ‘Trump is thriving on white backlash politics’. Actual words. That’s what he said.

    *Taking into account this bloke’s age, but I reckon the US would have been a teensy bit more divided in 1861. Just saying.

  122. Struth

    Only in an insane asylum would you expect to find anyone imprisoned in it, telling others they were free.
    Such is the sorry tale of brainwashed and beaten down Melbournians, without their steel ring (iron curtain) and indeed the entire Australian population.

    Australia has to be the largest insane asylum in the world.

  123. egg_

    Combine Dave’s dream car?

    Toyota Australia wants to sell it, Australians want to buy it, but there are significant obstacles standing in the way.
    – New Tundra to be revealed next year
    – TNGA-F platform opens up possibility of right-hand drive production
    – Global business case needed for Australian sales to be approved

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    This Schneider fellow finished up with this, when asked why Killary lost in 2016:

    ‘Her voters didn’t like her very much.’

  125. notafan

    Magistrates duck shove the tough ones.

  126. Cassie of Sydney

    This is a NSW Liberal minister…a vacuous lightweight who has his backside protected by Photios. Labor MP Chris Minns is right when he says that Kean is “acting like a Labor environment minister” after he appeared going against the government’s policy on gas. Except I would say that Kean is acting like a Green….because that is what he is.

    “”Matt Kean: Minister again meets with activists over climate policy

    Environment Minister Matt Kean was the guest of honour at a virtual event from a left-wing think tank as they launched polling on climate change.

    NSW Environment and Energy Minister Matt Kean has made another speech talking down gas and coal as long-term fuel supplies, saying they are “not the cheapest forms of reliable energy”.

    Launching left-wing think tank The Australia Institute’s online polling results into attitudes on climate change, Mr Kean said the survey showed 80 per cent of Australians think that “we are already ­experiencing the impact of ­climate change and they are right”.

    “Australians are sick and tired of petty political point scoring and division on climate policy, which has held our country down for over a decade,” Mr Kean said. “They want government to lead, they want to be assured that we are doing everything we can to ­reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.

    “My focus … is making sure the people of NSW get access to the cheapest form of reliable energy and today that’s not gas and it’s not coal, and it’s not nuclear. Maybe nuclear in the future.

    “Today the cheapest way to deliver electricity into the system is combination of wind, solar, storage and also demand response.”

    In recent weeks Mr Kean has come under fire for talking down the future of gas, putting him at odds with the Berejik­lian government’s backing of the mega $3 billion job-creating Narrabri gas project as well as Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s push to increase gas supplies in NSW.

    Last week Mr Kean was also criticised for posing with striking school student activists with signs saying “Fund Our Future Not Gas”.

    The think tank, which regularly hosts a variety of-pro green politicians talking about climate change, including Warringah MP Zali Steggall and Greens MP Adam Bandt, claims the Morrison Government’s call for a “gas-fired recovery to reignite the economy in the wake of COVID-19 is not backed by popular support”.

    In his speech, Mr Kean also revealed he was amazed at the backlash over his comments last year that “no one can deny” climate change was to blame for the smoke haze choking Sydney at the time.

    “At the time, I thought I made a relatively unremark­able observation that basically, we were choking for weeks, the drought that had been going on for years, the hottest driest summer we were seeing, was not normal,” he said.

    “And I didn’t expect everyone to lose their minds over that comment, because the ­reality is that what we saw last summer was exactly what the scientists warned us about.”

  127. egg_

    Such is the sorry tale of brainwashed and beaten down Melbournians,

    How much of the elite old Melbourne Establishment, of which Bank H.O.s are a core part, are in this scam up to their necks?
    Doctors Wives ‘n’ all.

  128. feelthebern

    Stefanovic the Younger just had some doddering gero on the teev called Joe Schneider, who claims to have been covering US elections for somebody since 1964.

    The tech influence means a lot of these old guys are simply talking out their arse.
    The modelling that Rove built to get GWB elected in Texas & then the White House is now worse than useless.
    & the rate at which tech is evolving means that fb is a media suppression tool now.
    Not an influencer.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    A reminder.

    Ed Case on 24 October 2020 at 8.39:

    ‘Trump won’t win 50 electoral college votes’

  130. I see there has been a late swing in battleground Midwest states… to Biden.

    Turns out the real October Surprise was the second wave of the coronavirus, which Trump enabled through his neglect.

  131. Zatara

    Mater

    I love the duct tape gag one as well.

    Would go right over the average leftist’s head tho.

  132. feelthebern

    Palantir is the tool the Trump campaign is using to win this election.
    This is why Eric Weinstein is beside himself at the moment.
    Hates Trump but the company that Thiel Capital seeded has helped the Trump campaign to not just win, but to destroy the DNC’s efforts.

    Short FB.
    Long PLTR.

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    From Zulu’s link last night:

    ‘One of the Queensland Greens’ most senior officials offered an outgoing employee a “good deal’’ where he would delay his formal resignation and take JobKeeper payments without doing any work in what would have been a misuse of the ­payment.

    ‘The deal offered by Queensland Greens secretary Kitty Carra to former party campaigner John Meyer would have lasted four weeks from August 31 to October 2. The Greens would not have paid him during this period and he was to resign at the end of it.’

    This had better be front and centre across the MSM all day for the rest of this week, and the next, followed by universal condemnation and sackings.

    No? Oh okay then. Queenslanders should really rise up about this sort of thing.

  134. Dot

    The Sequioa is my dream car. I think the Tundra is the Manuel Utz version?

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Thought it was a bit crisp this morning.

    24 degrees. No wonder.

  136. jo

    feelthebern
    #3636280, posted on October 29, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I’ve got a lunch today.
    I had to pay a $30 deposit for the booking which I thought was more than reasonable.

    I was going to book a Justin Hemmes place, but they required a deposit of $100 per head.
    Get farked.
    & get farked Sydney.

    My sons restaurant only take bookings over the Net. They have a minimum spend of $60.00 pp. Credit card details taken and if no show charged. Surprising how many don’t show. People have generally been spending more, enjoying themselves and much more relaxed. Less arseholes but worse than before. Genuine complaints e.g. too much salt in food he takes it off the bill and offers them other dishes at no charge. He pays staff 30% over going rates. The right attitude is what he values. Staff turnover is minimal and they all work hard.

  137. Dot

    $100 per head deposit?

    Which Hemme’s joint was that? He has some more downmarket pubs.

    What bullshit. He’s just borrowing working capital for free.

  138. zyconoclast

    James Woods
    @RealJamesWoods
    Nothing says JUSTICE like bringing an appliance dolly to a peaceful protest.

    I thought an appliance dolly was something made of latex or silicon.

  139. Zatara

    Tundras are beasts. I’ve got about 380,000 Kms on mine and she’s running strong.

    The Sequoia is essentially the same vehicle mechanically. Most of their parts are interchangeable.

  140. Dot

    KD

    A toasty -17 in my UNE Law ivory tower.

    Hey. I drove a sequential shift auto hairdressers car to work.

  141. Mother Lode

    Rudd has no recollection of meeting Epstein?

    Remember his tales of woe:
    – How his dear old Dad was taken into hospital after a prang and died from lack of care (records show he received proper care for the time)
    – How the brutish owner of the farm where his family lived callously and abruptly kicked them out (the farmers family said they were told they could stay until the farmer recruited a new worker and needed the house, and the locals attested the farmer had been a wonderful compassionate man who would never do what KRudd said. Word was that the farmer and KRudd Snr got along very well.)

    – And how for a period they were forced to live in the family car (and it eventually came out that the period referred to was one night while they drove to his aunt’s to live. Sleeping overnight in the car was usual for long family trips. We used to do it every year going to and from Surfers Paradise over the Christmas break.)

    When KRudd talks about memory, he is not referring to the same thing we normally mean by it.

  142. 1735099

    The people united will never be defeated.

    Appears to be the case when you look at Australia’s successful response to Covid 19 so far, despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog.
    The USA, Europe and the UK are making a mess of outbreak management (again or still).
    This successful collaborative effort is especially true in Victoria, one of the only countries outside Asia that has arrested a second surge, but it’s nationwide.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Hey. I drove a sequential shift auto hairdressers car to work.’

    With a dual Cummins under the bonnet, I hope.

  144. rickw

    Krudd & Epstein

    (Sounds like an appliance brand?!)

    https://imgur.com/gallery/1h6Iv9E

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The USA, Europe and the UK are making a mess of outbreak management (again or still).’

    Hey, Liability Bob.

    Tell it to the Marines.

  146. Mater

    Remember his tales of woe:

    Was Bob his speech writer?

    There’s some magnificent ‘embellishment’ amongst that lot.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Amazing how Numbers is now a sovereign borders fan.

  148. Armadillo

    I’ll repeat my advice from last night.

    If any Cats are feeling anxious about family/friends discussing politics (and you being “Pro Trump”), shake their hand. Offer them a bet. It could be money, it might be a drink. It could be dinner.

    Demand at least 2/1, if not 3/1. They will be so smug in their confidence that “Orange Man is bad”, they will take it. Don’t argue, don’t discuss it. Shake hands. Stay friends. Smile.

    Rinse and repeat. Plonk your new found wealth on the next sucker you encounter.

    Use THEIR money (not yours) to compound the investment. Worse case scenario is that you are betting evens, not 3/1.

    You can lecture them about politics after you eat the first lobster lunch. Then the next. And the one afterwards.

    JC, take note. You need to call mOnster on this. He screwed you over on the last bet you had with him. You got done on a technicality, and pranged your car because of the lazy oaf being late. You need to start winning, winning, winning.

  149. Dot

    “Oh I can’t take a bet. Gambling is illegal at Bushwood”

  150. notafan

    Lol BoN

    Imagine if boat loads were launching from Indonesia now.

  151. egg_

    I drove a sequential shift auto hairdressers car to work.

    No blue singlet in a clapped out HiLux?

  152. Dot

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/i-am-hannah-channel-4-gemma-chan

    Try being a man.

    No easy mode.
    No government supported & funded mentoring or quotas.

    All you had to do was pick a guy with a clean criminal record, a job and who used deodorant and you were set for life.

    You have to realise hypergamy is out of control.

    Not even Brad fuckin’ Pitt is *alpha enough* to *maintain frame*.

    Plus many childless women were pregnant once but terminated their offspring.

    As for men, what do we really want:

    Go look at an old actress like Melody Patterson.

    No tatts.
    No stupid purple hair.
    Not obese.
    No fake bits.

    Which automatically means men have it worse than women.

  153. egg_

    With a dual Cummins under the bonnet, I hope.

    With significantly more grunt than a 90 bhp normally aspirated 4 cyl Diesel engine, one assumes.

  154. lotocoti

    When KRudd talks about memory, he is not referring to the same thing we normally mean by it.

    Holy Shimoli.
    kevni is Woomba, Woomba is kevni.

  155. egg_

    A popular engine

    The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel is the most powerful engine option for RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

    Producing up to 400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of clean diesel torque, this powerhouse helps RAM deliver best-in-class towing.

  156. Armadillo

    despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog.

    nUmbers appears to be trying to make friends. It’s awkward for him, but at least he’s trying.

  157. egg_

    despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog.

    Aided and abetted by Bob stirring the pot.

  158. Cassie of Sydney

    “When KRudd talks about memory, he is not referring to the same thing we normally mean by it.”

    Yes……KRudd’s memory is always highly selective and conveniently embellished when he does remember something…might explain why he now blames News Corporation for his downfall in 2010…when it was is own party comrades who loathed and knifed him.

    I’m enjoying the schadenfreude of News Corporation breaking the Epstein connection…particularly after Krudd’s incessant and spiteful attacks on News Corp over the last few years…culminating in his recent twitter call for a RC into Murdoch and News Corp. I bet Rupert is laughing too.

    And as for Epstein…whatever happened to Katherine Keating?

  159. Old Lefty

    Having gone all out on LGBTQI etc issues yesterday, today the ABC is going full Milligan on abortion.

  160. Cassie of Sydney

    “despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog.”

    This from a racist who, only a few days ago, was posting “unhinged” lies about the establishment of the state of Israel. Now remind who the extremist is?

  161. egg_

    BELAZ dump trucks ready to roll out to Australian mines

    “These include developing the world’s biggest twin engine electric-drive mining dump truck with 450-tonne payload capacity. The innovation has continued with BELAZ developing a zero emission all-battery electric drive EV 90-tonne 7558E dump truck,” he says.

  162. Boambee John

    JC

    Re Armadillo earlier, I have been pushing m0nty to bet on Biden, but no response. Push him to do so. If he truly believes what he posts here, it is free lunches for him, how can he turn you down?

    Get good odds and you can cover the trick the Demorats played with RBG and the embalming fluid, and have bonus lunches on m0nty.

  163. stackja

    DO MASKS WORK?
    POSTED ON OCTOBER 28, 2020 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN CORONAVIRUS, MEDIA BIAS
    With regard to COVID, we are awash in unreliable or even intentionally misleading empirical claims. A neurosurgeon from D.C. who understands statistics analyzes a popular claim that is being made on behalf of mask mandates.

    I encountered a Washington Post figure making its way through social media, suggesting that not wearing masks is conclusively the reason for COVID spread:

  164. egg_

    BELAZ to buy more LNG engines from Cummins in next two years

    Belarussian haul truck manufacturer BELAZ intends to buy more engines powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Cummins within the next two years. The statement was made by BELAZ Director General Piotr Parkhomchik during a function held on December 4 to celebrate 25 years of BelAZ-Cummins cooperation and reported by Belarus-based news agency at eng.belta.by
    The BELAZ CEO said: “I would like the gas component to be present in all the engines of our trucks with the carrying capacity of 90-240 t in 2018-2019.

  165. Armadillo

    A popular engine

    The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel is the most powerful engine option for RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

    Producing up to 400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of clean diesel torque, this powerhouse helps RAM deliver best-in-class towing.

    It’s official. Sinc has sold out to the Chinese.

    I have no idea what the above post means. A Ram is a bloke sheep. A horse is a horse. No idea what the rest of it means.

    Get me a lawyer and someone who speaks Mandarin.

  166. Barry

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3636349, posted on October 29, 2020 at 8:38 am

    ….. I’m enjoying the schadenfreude of News Corporation breaking the Epstein connection…particularly after Krudd’s incessant and spiteful attacks on News Corp over the last few years…culminating in his recent twitter call for a RC into Murdoch and News Corp……

    Rudd’s call for a Royal Commission was a preemptive strike. He knew what was about to come out. There are no coincidences with this piece of slime.

  167. custard

    Interesting to read of having to pay a deposit to book a table at a restaurant. I’m taking Mrs C out to lunch today at what has been rated as Perth’s best restaurant (I expect it to cost me $400) and no deposit required.

  168. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rudd’s call for a Royal Commission was a preemptive strike. He knew what was about to come out. There are no coincidences with this piece of slime.”

    Yep.

  169. Shy Ted

    London: Kevin Rudd says he was “blindsided” to learn that the late pae dophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $650,000 to the International Peace Institute – a think tank that he has chaired for six years.
    They spelled “paed” as “peace”. Idiots.

  170. Mater

    From the VicPol FB page:

    A drink-driver had his licence immediately suspended after crashing his BMW X5 at a Gisborne South vehicle checkpoint this morning. He’s expected to be charged on summons and received a $5k fine for breaching CHO directions.

    That’s the idea, get pissed and try to talk your way through the ‘Ring of Steel’!
    Kudos for the concept, a fail for execution.

  171. Armadillo

    (I expect it to cost me $400)

    Getting a lap dance in front of the missus isn’t a good idea.

    Trust me on this.

  172. Rex Anger

    despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog

    TRANSLATION: Jack Hun is still upset that people younger than him know more about Australian history and the attempts of his Communist fellow travellers to disrupt and ruin its society, in favour of the utopia they saw in Russia and were ordered to try and achieve worldwide, than he does.

    Jack Hunt also thinks that ‘Communist’ is merely a triggering label. He could well be right- It certainly triggers him!

    Jack Hunt needs to get some haemorrhoid cream to salve his butthurt and produce evidence of:

    1) His Phd thesis he has been bullshitting about here for so long;

    2) The retainer he claims he is being paid by Sinc. I maintain that he is poor value for Sinc’s money…

    Presence of neither merely confirms the fact that Jack Hunt is the coward and oxygen thief thousands of his fellow Nashos, neighbours, students, teacher, professional colleagues and assorted other poor bastards worldwide already knew him to be.

  173. stackja

    Masking the problem – Alan Jones

    Victoria’s government has performed by far the worst during the coronavirus panic, but other states and territories have been almost as pointlessly punitive

    Unless words have lost their meaning, I don’t know what the Prime Minister means when he implores the States and Territories to reopen their economies and scrap border closures.

    He rightly warned we should not embrace “a future of lockdowns”.

    Prime Minister, there is a significant body of reputable epidemiological scholarship which would tell you that lockdowns should not have been embraced in the first place. However, when the PM calls for the end of lockdowns, how on earth does he justify locking down the nation’s border and preventing people from travelling overseas?

    In this whole sorry saga of a disproportionate response, world authorities have been ignored.

    Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University, has “urged Australia to abandon its selfish and self-congratulatory lockdown tactics and embrace a Swedish-style herd immunity to help fight COVID-19”. Stanford University Nobel prize winning scientist Michael Levitt has said repeatedly that lockdowns are “a huge mistake”.

    The notion that somehow Victoria or any of us are out of lockdown is laughable. In NSW we are told we can go to the beach, but keep a towel distance away from the next person.

    They didn’t say whether it was a face towel or a beach towel, but you get the drift — the towel police are after you. There is not one piece of paper of epidemiological proof that this achieves anything.

    The Tamworth Music Festival isn’t until the end of January. It’s off.

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is not until after Christmas. It’s off.

    Isn’t that lockdown?

    If you are in Melbourne, the 25km travel limit remains in place.

    No one tells us where the figure comes from. Would the Grim Reaper grab us if we went 26km? Hit 25km and you face massive fines. That is a lockdown.

    If you want to meet in public, outdoors, only 10 people allowed. That is a lockdown.

    Restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in Melbourne are allowed a maximum of 20 people indoors and no more than one person every four square metres. That is a lockdown. And where is the epidemiological justification for it? Indoor religious gatherings! The churches are being belted up again. A maximum of 10 people. If anyone thinks we are not in lockdown across Australia, they need medication. The only difference between Victoria and the rest of Australia is that Victoria is worse. Sweden was vilified and pilloried because it argued against lockdowns. The reality is that September 2020 was the least deadly month in Swedish history, in terms of the number of deaths per 100,000 population. Ever. Not the least deadly September, the least deadly month ever. No lockdowns in Sweden. Dr Sebastian Rushworth has argued: “This is pretty clear evidence of two things — first, that COVID is not a very deadly disease; and second, that Sweden has herd immunity.” It prompts the question, why are there continued lockdowns for a disease that is no worse than the flu? Dr Rushworth: “This is missing one big point about COVID. The average person who dies from COVID is over 80 years old and has multiple underlying health conditions.”

    Yet here we have not only lockdowns everywhere, admittedly worse in Victoria, where the Premier Daniel Andrews has said: “We will be wearing masks until at least the end of the year and into next year.”

    The mask-phobia is everywhere. As with lockdowns, the scholarship repudiates Andrews.

    Roger Koops, from the University of California, has written: “The healthy people in our society should not be punished for being healthy, which is exactly what lockdowns, distancing and mask mandates do.”

    As Dr Koops argues: “The mask mandate idea is a truly ridiculous knee-jerk reaction and needs to be withdrawn and thrown in the waste bin of disastrous policy, along with lockdowns and school closures.”

    And, in an important point, he writes: “Children should not be wearing face coverings. We all need constant interaction with our environments and that is especially true for children. This is how their immune system develops. They are the lowest of the low-risk groups. Let them be kids and let them develop their immune systems.”

    Dr James Meehan of Global Research issues a disturbing warning: “Untrained members of the public are wearing medical masks, repeatedly … in a non-sterile fashion.

    “They are pulling them off their car seat, off the rear-view mirror, out of their pocket, from their counter top and they are reapplying a mask that should be worn fresh and sterile.”

    Frightening!

    Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care at Oxford University, makes a point about the efficacy of face masks: “Just look at the COVID transmission rates in Vietnam and other South-East Asian countries, where everyone wears masks and it’s obvious they have an impact.”

    But even Professor Greenhalgh would never “shame crowds on a beach” because they are outside and “that is a million times less dangerous than going into a busy pub”.

    But while Professor Greenhalgh recommends masks in smaller crowded spaces, she says there is no need to wear masks outside.

    “If you rise above all the obsession with numbers, there are common sense things you can do once you know the broad parameters of risk,” she says. “And I think we can trust people to do that.”

    The problem here is, none of us are trusted. Governments are determining what we do about our own health.

    And in relation to masks, this is genuinely disturbing.

    Neurosurgeon Dr Russell Braylock has written: “By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.

    “No one is telling the frail elderly and those with lung disease, such as emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, of these dangers when wearing facial masks of any kind, which can cause a severe worsening of lung function.”

    Scott Morrison is right to argue that the nation “unshackle itself from COVID lockdowns and restrictions”.

    But Prime Minister, let’s go the distance. Let people get on with their lives and let’s tell the truth about lockdowns and masks.

    Unless, that is, we want to trap people in alarmism and hysteria for many months to come.

  174. Rex Anger

    Re Armadillo earlier, I have been pushing m0nty to bet on Biden, but no response. Push him to do so. If he truly believes what he posts here, it is free lunches for him, how can he turn you down?

    mUntz is a craven coward, like so many Marxist-aligned bugmen out there.

    Give him a mask and suitable black clothing, he’ll cheerfully prance about in the crowd in open ‘anonymity’ and find depths of courage he would otherwise never admit to having. That is the power of mobs…

    But alone, identifiable and having to demonstrate accountability to people he has been programmed to despise cos they are not like him? Never in this life.

  175. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Feature interview is – an AFL chick player who got dropped from her team for poor form.

    KD – I can’t believe you omitted the most important line in that entire episode:

    “This isn’t a sport story – this is a lezzo story.”

  176. flyingduk

    kept me in pinball and pine-lime splices for most of my teen age years

    ah yes, the Pine Lime splice – which incidentally cost 17c when i was at school in the 70s. Its current $3.50 sticker illustrates nicely the 95% destruction of value of the dollar in my lifetime.

  177. Mother Lode

    The polling companies seem to be moving into the final stage of their operations.

    After trying to persuade people that Biden is miles ahead and infuse Trump supporters with a sense of defeatism and disinterest (which would hopefully get them to tune out of the election) it is now time to start getting more accurate results so they can reflect to any degree what happens in election day, and thereby retain some credibility after the debacle in 2016.

    It is only the last polls, near coinciding with the actual election, they can be assessed on.

  178. calli

    despite the unhinged rubbish routinely posted on this extremist blog.

    Wow! I’m finally edgy and out there. At sixty four.

    The rebellious phase really took its time with me. 😀

  179. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Trump makes me laugh.

    Fatty Trump ribs Geriatric Joe (from last week’s debate):

    “He has this thing about living in a basement. I don’t need to be in a basement.”

  180. calli

    Trump makes me laugh.

    Yes. He’s having fun. While being deadly serious.

    Melania’s eyes fairly danced as she ribbed The Donald yesterday. Compare and contrast with Dr Jill’s dead-eyed stare.

  181. It is only the last polls, near coinciding with the actual election, they can be assessed on.

    Is that why they mostly seem to be surging for Biden?

  182. min

    After listening to a female reporter question Dan about the methods ofcontact tracing about what I assume is the electronic method used where I live for Visitors to sign in and sign out , was not being used in Melbourne with the opening of restaurants etc. I now see a pattern of behaviour that Dan has used throughout his pressers especially with female reporters but also on the people of Victoria .
    It is a pattern of coercive control ,locking most of us up using big scary numbers that did not give an accurate description of the spread , instead of the percentage per thousand or a million . The numbers look a lot different then and the average Joe Blow could apprehend that he was more likely to be injured in a car accident than catch Covid 19 . Warning that our hospitals would be overrun and not able to cope ( that applies to mental health patients now) and blaming citizens for breaking rules so it was all their fault to defend the control . On top of this , the excessive fines for being out of 5 k zone ! harassing little old ladies out walking all exacerbated fear of the fuhrer
    Unbelievably many now extoll the man and saying they support what he did , how he worked to save us and and other words of praise . I think Melburnians were badly treated and there will be psychological damage done to many that will take years to mend . So back to what it reminded me of , and the clients I had helped , mainly women who suffered similar treatment of psychological aggression , coercive control for their own good and what is known as battered wife syndrome . It does not require to be controlled with physical aggression to suffer that syndrome.
    He will be at it again today demeaning female reporters and arguing that paper and pencil records are just as good as technological methods . Just hope all writing is legible then Dan

    .

  183. calli

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is not until after Christmas. It’s off.

    Didn’t know that.

    Is Covid lurking in the Tasman?

  184. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    With schlockdown lunacy sweeping the stinking cesspit that is Europe (again) a timely piece on Lord Sumption’s latest critique of this hysterical totalitarian insanity.

    Trigger warning: The Garudain.

  185. Dave in Marybrook

    Pine-Lime Splices in the 70’s? My jaw just hit the floor. I swear, I never saw one until the early 90’s, and I watched the slide-top freezer like a hawk.
    At the Carbunup roadhouse, it was nothin’ but 10c Ice Caps in red, blue and green

  186. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is not until after Christmas. It’s off.

    St Ruth won’t be able to play at the Tamworth Country Muzak Festival either.

  187. Top Ender

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is not until after Christmas.

    Here you go:

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is not normally until after Christmas.

    It starts on Boxing Day.

    Fixed.

  188. Dave in Marybrook

    Pre-6 news intro by Frank Elly announced the discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by one Albert Einsteen.
    Funny mis-speak by the carpet muncher, I thought. Does she have the new album and movie by pinko Narcissus Bruce Springsteen on the mind?
    Ah no, it’s Jeffrey Epsteen of course.

  189. dover_beach

    @StephenHerreid
    There it is.

    This Miles Taylor guy INSTANTLY the top @Twitter story.
    #HunterBiden and #Bobulinski have not ONCE shown up on the lists @Twitter promotes to me.

    @Jack is a criminal.

    Liberal collusion.

  190. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Albert Einsteen.

    No mention of the world’s greatest treasurer, Goose Swansteen?

  191. H B Bear

    Baz has upset the trannies. Naturally, ALPBC news can’t resist. Time to double down Baz. Wait till he starts on the natives. Every Yella fella will be trying to get his head on the telly.

  192. dopey

    Trump has achieved more for peace than Rudd’s useless institute.

  193. rickw

    Is that why they mostly seem to be surging for Biden?

    I think you’re holding the chart upside down.

  194. calli

    I think it’s time for some balance here. Far too much Trumpenating.

  195. Mother Lode

    Krudd & Epstein

    (Sounds like an appliance brand?!)

    I was thinking something more sartorial yet convenient:

    Krudd & Epstein – Empty suits that hang themselves.

  196. In NSW we are told we can go to the beach, but keep a towel distance away from the next person.

    If the “next person” to me on the beach was Alan Jones, I’d be looking for a towel about 50 metres long.

  197. Top Ender

    Krudd & Epstein – your money is our money

  198. Cassie of Sydney

    This is very good…when you have a spare hour. An interesting discussion with Miranda Devine (in the last few days) with the Danube Institute about the US election.

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    “If the “next person” to me on the beach was Alan Jones, I’d be looking for a towel about 50 metres long.”

    Vietman is a good old fashioned homophobe…..good to know.

  200. dover_beach

    Reporter asked Sleepy Joe if he cares to comment about riots in Philly following police shooting of unarmed black man. Yes, a man advancing on police with a kitchen knife is ‘unarmed’.

  201. I think you’re holding the chart upside down.

    Rasmussen LOL.

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