Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. Snoopy says:

    But what are three innocent victims of media, academic, leftist (birm) gaslighting in the grand scheme of things?

  2. Ed Case says:

    No, over his career Burnsie has averaged 38.Given the opportunity, he’s likely to continue to average 38.
    Harris isn’t going to average 38 as long as the sun rises in the East.
    Pucovski is averaging 36 after 1 Test, what chance he’ll retire with an average of 36?
    Slim and none.

  3. kaysee says:

    When Fascism Comes, It Will Be Wearing a Mask (4:41)

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

  4. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Dangerous? In a Nigerian scammer way, sure. Here is the well-meaning harmless gent again at The Shop:

    ‘Jan 22, 2021 at 7:18am Struth likes this
    by memoryfault on Jan 22, 2021 at 7:18am

    It is time to start to fight back against the totalitarian regime that has illegally taken control of this country.

    I am now in contact with a firm of international lawyers who are experienced in conducting major class actions. These are the people who won a multi-billion dollar settlement against Deutsche bank for fraudulent lending practices, and another against volkswagon for illegally tampering with emissions output readings on diesel powered cars.

    After substantial research they are convinced the entire Covid 19 business is a well-orchestrated scam being conducted on behalf of major corporate and political entities for power, control, and profit. They have already commenced class actions on this in the USA, the UK and Canada, and similar action in Germany. They are prepared to also consider a class action here in Australia, IF they can be convinced there is sufficient public interest. So that is the task at hand now – to get the numbers.’

    Then:

    ‘Second, register your interest in being part of the this class action, and encourage others to do so as well. This is how we demonstrate the numbers prepared to put their weight behind this action. Register your interest by emailing contact details to xxxxxxxxxxxxx .com’

    And:

    ‘Please do NOT – I repeat NOT – send me your normal email address. I do not want to know who you really are or where you are. Instead, open a free email account at gmail, hotmail, outlook, yahoo or similar, with an onscreen name, and use that as a contact point instead. I can then use that address to forward to the lawyers, and keep you advised of progress.’

    Yeah, righto. Sounds legit, right?

  5. Nick says:

    You’re over cooking the ‘sad old, nearly dead, feeble’ shtick, Struth.

  6. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘And is Pucovski a specialist opener?? Genuine question.’

    Asked and aswered. No exaggeration, NINE times now.

    Troll. That worst of trolls, a crikkit troll. Monster.

  7. Bruce in WA says:

    Heck of a shot…..

    Indeed. Looking at the acrobatic flip-flops when the bad guy hit the ground, definitely a headshot.

  8. Mitch M. says:

    WX
    #3739249, posted on January 27, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    Mitch M.

    Thanks.
    Any thoughts on Desvenlafaxine, commonly marketed as Pristique?

    Serotonin\norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. That’s fine.

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:
  10. Struth says:

    Maybe I don’t take that shit seriously, KD.

    For a start, that’s a copy and paste block.
    He’s going around the traps as conspiracy theorists do, but you know what, every now and then they stumble on to something.
    But with you hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil denialist ostriches, he may come up with something interesting one day.
    I know you guys won’t.

    And oooooh, the aged boogie monster is talking about being part of a class action here!!
    Scary shit.
    I’m sure given ten minutes you’ll all have turned that into him building bombs in his backyard.

  11. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Nick:

    I do not care what travails this lunatic has had later in life. He’s been out and proud Ken Bruce for quite a bit longer than that. As was said upthread today, plenty of people have lost loved ones including spouses, including a not insignificant number here, and they don’t use it as a lever to engender sympathy and manipulate others, as the Faultspack has so publicly done.

    He reminds me of Uncle Junior in The Sopranos, telling his lawyers to run the ‘harmless old man’ line and pretending to not know where he is. All of it’s bullshit.

    If people want to associate themselves with this third-grade Alinsky, of course they can – but they shouldn’t expect (or demand) sympathy running to the same place he was rightly banned from and backing his cause.

  12. Bruce in WA says:

    Report from my wife. Driving up to Busselton from Augusta with her friend to see a movie. Coming the other way were eight unmarked police SUVs, lights and sirens, heading south. My wife suspected a drug bust; her friend said she guessed a fire.

    Nope. The police were apparently acting on a report of someone hearing a gunshot on Molloy Island.

    One gunshot.

    Eight police cars.

  13. Struth says:

    Poor old MV, happens to not be talking about the cricket while his country is being stolen from him, and these dead set lunatics are up him for the rent.

    Who really are the psychos?

  14. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘For a start, that’s a copy and paste block.’

    That’s right. No quote marks anywhere through it, and with this underneath:

    ‘That is all for now. In the near future I will be making further posts on how we can start to fight back. They will be titled “Time To Fight Back”, and numbered #x. Keep an eye out for them, and share them with your friends.

    ‘Peter Sawyer – Friday, 22/012021’

    Shamefully plagiarised and he is most definitely passing it off as his own. The honey’s out. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

    But he’s your mate, St. Ruth. Funny old fellow. Right? Right?

  15. WX says:

    Mitch M.
    #3739296, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Cheers.

  16. Nick says:

    while his country is being stolen from him,

    He’s indigenous ?

  17. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Now. Back to other things.

    A doco on Focks just started. ‘Be Water’, about Bruce Lee.

    No mention yet of his vegan brother, Brocco.

  18. kaysee says:

    Catallaction Club 📝 [No. 10]

    Due to a couple of reasons, including the US elections, this Club was put on the back burner.

    A brief refresher course. The story so far …….

    Last year, the Catallaction Club came into being. It wasn’t planned, but one thing led to another, and there it was. There may be some of you who may not be aware of the Club, so here’s the background.

    Broadly, there are two sets of comments:

    Section 1: A Prologue
    A series of comments exploring the concepts of Conservatism, Liberalism (US context)
    and Libertarianism.
    (6 comments between June-July 2020. )

    Section 2: Catallaction Club
    These comments relate to what are the aims, goals, purpose of the Club.
    (17 comments between July – October 2020. )

    I don’t want to repeat my comments, so I am including the comment numbers, for anyone who may be interested. Providing links will send this comment into moderation.
    Type the word Catallaxy and the # comment number, and the search engine will bring up a link to the page. You can then scroll down the page to find the comment.

    Section 1:
    • #3492892
    • #3493887, #3493896
    • #3500743
    • #3504155
    • #3507326

    Section 2:
    • #3512024, #3512028, #3512033
    • #3522743, #3522750, #3522758
    • #3528194, #3528202, #3528209
    • #3535482, #3535488
    • #3545707, #3545710
    • #3552824
    • #3560833
    • #3568012
    • #3613945

    To be continued …….

  19. Roger says:

    The police have probably been instructed to not pursue this line because tin of worms upsetting their Leftard bosses.

    Winston (& Cl if he’s about),

    Word is QPol are preparing the fetal homicide charge.

    Takes a little more work than routine homicide, but it’s on the books and they will pursue it.

  20. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Arky
    #3739138, posted on January 27, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    God.
    More of this shit. Could we all just agree that:

    Carpe is a living legend.

    Thank you all in advance

  21. Struth says:

    I converse with you more than I do MV , KD, by far, and get on with you better than him.
    And that’s saying something.
    I am no more associated with a “third grade Alinsky” as I am with you, a cricket ostrich.
    But Frank is the leader of your gang, not mine, and I’ll be fucked if he’s going to tell me who I can speak to, or associate with. He’s not really up to those decisions anyway, look how he lets Nick off the chain….it always ends in tears.
    You know KD, he doesn’t really love you like he says he does, he’s just using you for the numbers.

  22. lotocoti says:

    not even a talking head

    But he does have practical problem solving skills.

  23. Boambee John says:

    KD

    trying to identify a word rhyming with junta.

    Hunter? As in “The Joe ‘n Hunter junta”.

  24. Runnybum says:

    Arky re your list I like struth but you missed out mentally transformed.

  25. Word is QPol are preparing the fetal homicide charge.
    Takes a little more work than routine homicide, but it’s on the books and they will pursue it.

    That’s my understanding of QCIB. They have many failings, backing off this type of case is not among those failings.

  26. Struth says:

    Shamefully plagiarised and he is most definitely passing it off as his own. The honey’s out. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

    And as I pointer out that it was obviously copy and pasted, I knew what he was doing too.
    But I can build a bridge to get over it.
    He’s so dangerous that nothing that he has said he was going to do has ever happened.
    You blokes are scared of your shadows.

    OOOOOOHHH, he mentions fighting back………so he IS building bombs in his backyard cries the “Sneerers”….holy shit, the silly old bastards going to go off and join a class action…..AAAAAAHHHHHH, everyone knows at this stage there is nothing better to fight this than to watch a good game of cricket!!! Anything else is pure violence.

  27. Old School Conservative says:

    Amongst the big issues discussed here it seems trite to complain about police traffic control.
    But….today my local area had several kilometres of major road without traffic lights.
    Numerous police cars attended all the intersections and fluoro cops were directing traffic.
    Easy to see the cops -but hard to see their hand signals.
    Bring back white gloves I say! A simple addition to the equipment in the boot.
    Also, the cops need training on traffic control. Most of them seemed puzzled as to what to do.
    (Rant off.)

  28. Terry Pedersen says:

    on Nov. 6 Mr. Sławomir suffered a heart attack followed by brain hypoxia and coma.

    He is, to all intents and purposes, a dead man. But not walking. Known, for patient confidentiality purposes, as “RS”. Someone in the NHS, at the hospital, does gallows humour.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The cockies however, are busy performing rather radical surgery

    GM – Bread is good. Saves on tree surgery.

    Kid cockie arrived today. He/she clearly is a kid because it whines like one. Then sits on my arm for bread. Fun, and good for arm muscle tone too.

    The other kid who arrived was a kid kooka. Turned up for the first time about a week ago. I know he/she/yx is a kid because local dad kooka gave it a gentle message last week about who is boss, during which kid kooka made kiddie kooka noises (sounds like a muffled cat being put through a wringer).

    I feared when matriarch kooka found her that there would be nukes. But wasn’t to be, when both were at Cafe Bruce today at the same time. Instead quite a degree of ooh, nice feathers where do you get them done?

    New kiddie kooka is a fine kooka since he/she/it knows we human waiters very well and has obviously frequented another cafe for a long time. Totally fine with me, accepting Coles mince from the hand like a pro. But he/she wouldn’t jump onto my hand, so there’re obviously different rules at competitors cafe.

    Back to novel, which, as it happens, has aliens with beaks and feathers in it.

  30. Dot says:

    What happened to the BIG websites?

  31. Struth says:

    What happened to the BIG websites?

    Exactly….but people take old farts very seriously here….if it serves their purpose.

  32. Knuckle Dragger says:

    He’s your mate St. Ruth.

    Nobody’s telling you what to do.

    I also understand that being The Spokesperson can be difficult at times. Give my best to Uncle Junior.

  33. notafan says:

    Why on earth is st ruth making repeated comments about backyards?

    Trying to get the cat closed down?

  34. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘the cops need training on traffic control.’

    In my unqualified opinion OSC, yes they do.

  35. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Anything else is pure violence.’

    Geez St. Ruth. Some excess hysteria there.

    Maybe you should go ride a horse for while or something. Get rid of it.

  36. kaysee says:

    Mixed Bag ∘◦∘◦ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐶ
     
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  37. kaysee says:

    🐹
     
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  38. Struth says:

    He’s your mate St. Ruth.

    Nobody’s telling you what to do.

    I also understand that being The Spokesperson can be difficult at times. Give my best to Uncle Junior.

    Is this tribal thing what they instill into you in cadets?
    You know, loyalty to the gang…..us and them, no matter what, so we get what we saw in Melbourne?

  39. Struth says:

    Geez St. Ruth. Some excess hysteria there.

    Exactly what I was pointing out .
    MV is as dangerous as your nanna.

  40. Runnybum says:

    Knob dragger, you have not used the groovy gang buzzwords of action or actionable.
    You obviously didn’t check your email.

  41. Dr Faustus says:

    Mobile phone footage of the 17 year old car Logan thief cum multi murderer broadcast on the television news seems to show what looks like a dusky arm gesticulating out the driver’s window. Overcome by Invasion Day celebrations?

    Luckily there are impartial overseas experts to keep us honest on how to fix these problems:

    “First, to end deep-rooted racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia on the basis of ethnic, racial, cultural or religious background in the public sphere,”…

    “Second, to cease cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment in public places of detention.

    All quite straightforward.
    Fits the local narrative too.

  42. Rex Anger says:

    MV is as dangerous as your nanna.

    But…but…

    Wasn’t someone pointing out at length the nanna-killers on this blog a few months back?

    I’ve not been able to look at an octogenarian with a zimmer frame without flinching ever since…

  43. Nick says:

    Yeah, my nanna waxes lyrical over guns as well as threatening both academics and the police.

  44. WX says:

    Time for pedantry.

    Is junta pronounced with an ‘h?’
    Like Gunter (with a soft ‘u’)?

  45. Struth says:

    I’ve not been able to look at an octogenarian with a zimmer frame without flinching ever since…

    Don’t look at them straight on when they are out in the sunlight. They have a nasty habit of reflecting the sun’s rays straight off the frame and into your eyes.
    Evil, dangerous bastards.

  46. notafan says:

    Yes it is.

  47. Rex Anger says:

    Wasn’t someone pointing out at length the nanna-killers on this blog a few months back?

    I’ve not been able to look at an octogenarian with a zimmer frame without flinching ever since…

    This one probably knows where Mr Lowe’s AKs are buried…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L4PQ6emKDjg

    Opa!

  48. Struth says:

    Nick, will you go pee your pants somewhere else, have you no shame?

  49. Rex Anger says:

    Is junta pronounced with an ‘h?’

    Spanish ‘j’ sounds are exactly that.

    Sounds like ‘hoo [as in ‘book’] -ntar’

  50. Dot says:

    No, I’m taking here. What the fuck happened to the big websites? Answer me now you fucking schmuck.

  51. notafan says:

    In Spanish but British pronunciation it rhymes with aussie pronunciation of punter

  52. Struth says:

    No, I’m taking here. What the fuck happened to the big websites? Answer me now you fucking schmuck.

    Who are you addressing sir?

  53. Struth says:

    Rex, the “h” is silent as in “Whale Oil Beef Hooked”

  54. WX says:

    Julio. Jesus.
    Ahhhh… that’s all I’ve got.

  55. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Knob dragger, you have not used the groovy gang buzzwords of action or actionable.’

    Well, I was going to but got beaten to the…. punch.

    Didn’t want to, y’know, plagiarise.

  56. Dot says:

    Big money, no websites, when does the $3 bill division of CIB get involved?

  57. Rex Anger says:

    Rex, the “h” is silent as in “Whale Oil Beef Hooked”

    Is that an actionable comment?

    What a terrible thing to do to your beef before ‘anging it up!

    You’d ruin the flavour…

    Besides, isn’t ‘Oonta that dirtbag son of Sleepy Joe? The one that lives a more Charmed life than all the witches (and Alyssa Milano) you can think of, combined?

  58. Rex Anger says:

    Is that an *Hacktionable comment?

    Dammit dammit dammit…

  59. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Just send me your bank account details, and I promise I’ll put you in touch with the international lawyers.’

    Chortle.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Wesfarmers shares at a record high – $55 each. Not bad when you paid $15 for them.

    Sliante to all Cats!

  61. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Junta is pronounced like the name of a crack head stripper rooter.

  62. Siltstone says:

    ZK2A – what can go up may come down. But I’m glad I resisted my brokers repeated advice a decade ago to sell.

  63. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Westfarmers hits a pineapple plus GST?
    It’s almost like big business had a spree this FY while everyone else was somehow hobbled a bit

  64. Terry Pedersen says:

    Julio. Jesus.
    Ahhhh… that’s all I’ve got.

    Javier. Jose. Jalapena.

    “j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.

    “Junta” rhymes with Kunta. Kinte. As in Alex Haley’s “Roots”.

  65. Dot says:

    Sjaddap, Hrihory.

  66. Siltstone says:

    “j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.

    Not “always”, mostly. Big regional differences (as with Engish).

  67. old bloke says:

    rickw
    #3739194, posted on January 27, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Why the Chicoms hate Christianity:

    Thanks Rick. Here we see the shape of events leading up to Matthew 22 (the Parable of the Wedding Feast) where people who thought they were saved were thrown out of the feast and replaced by gentiles. This particularly applies to the House of Israel (as distinct to the House of Joodah) who are mainly in the western European nations, North America, Scandinavia, and in a land to the south-east of Jerusalem called Sinim in the Bible. Where is Sinim?, you’re standing in it.

    They will number about 1 Billion, yet only a remnant will see through the events which will transpire before Yahoshua (Jesus Christ if you prefer the Greek) returns to fulfil His role as Messiah ben David.

    They are rejected as they have not kept the covenant their father’s swore to uphold at Mt. Sinai, which was binding on those individuals and on their descendants. They will be replaced with the gentiles

  68. WX says:

    “j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.

    Juan? Juanita?
    Perhaps the exception is if the ‘j’ is followed by two vowels?

  69. WX says:

    Steven Crowder hinting at legal action against giants in the near future.

  70. Terry Pedersen says:

    “j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.

    Not “always”, mostly. Big regional differences (as with Engish).

    Lo siento, Jefe. “j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish. Just some differences in the way the “h” is said, but always”h”.

  71. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘“j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.’

    As in ‘jarate hoof’.

  72. Zyconoclast says:

    CALCULATED IN ERROR’ Killer who slit seven-year-old girl’s throat in park horror has sentenced increased after judge’s error

    The paranoid schizophrenic was last month sentenced to life with a minimum of eight years after admitting manslaughter with diminished responsibility.

    But this has now been upped to ten years and eight months after the sentencing judge admitted the minimum term was “calculated in error”.

  73. Neil says:

    Asked and aswered. No exaggeration, NINE times now.

    Troll. That worst of trolls, a crikkit troll. Monster.

    Is Pucovski a specialist opener??? Genuine question

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    And you thought nose swabs were bad! China begins using anal swabs to test for Covid in Beijing

    The city of Beijing is using Covid anal swabs on residents amid a fresh outbreak
    The nucleic acid swab needs to be inserted about 1.2 inches inside one’s rectum
    It is to be rotated for several times before completing the 10-second procedure
    Expert says the derriere method is ‘more accurate’ than throat and nose tests

    Daily Mail

  75. Zyconoclast says:

    More spectacular that the movie a bridge too far

    Rioters blow up a bridge in Amsterdam

  76. BrettW says:

    When I first heard of the case I did not think it was a white male. Fortunately for the politically correct he is under age and details can’t be revealed.

    Snoopy
    #3739286, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm
    Mobile phone footage of the 17 year old car Logan thief cum multi murderer broadcast on the television news seems to show what looks like a dusky arm gesticulating out the driver’s window. Overcome by Invasion Day celebrations?

  77. BrettW says:

    Good to see Crowder back. He missed all the fun.

  78. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Is Pucovski a specialist opener??? Genuine question’

    Asked and answered. Ten times.

  79. Rex Mango says:

    For those with a strong stomach this from the ABC is a 53min infomercial for black lives matter. The book is supposedly a children’s one targeted for ages 4 to 10, not joking:

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-book-show/angie-thomas—maxine-beneba-clarke/13077812

  80. Neil says:

    Asked and answered. Ten times.

    Why don’t you give me a link?? There should be at least 9

  81. WX says:

    BrettW
    #3739410, posted on January 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Good to see Crowder back. He missed all the fun.

    He’s not a well man, apparently, so this year will be a challenging one for him.

  82. Entropy says:

    I can never work out how to post a video.
    This clip (the main bit a tad over two minutes in) has a little old lady rescuing Annie with extreme prejudice.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnVceTIOTw&w=560&h=315%5D

  83. Entropy says:

    Arnie

  84. H B Bear says:

    Finally they drop all pretence.

    “Bend over. This won’t hurt a bit.”

  85. Knuckle Dragger says:

    No. No link.

    I told you where to find it, and when it was posted. You’ve consistently refused to go and look so I’m not providing you the answer, nor the informed rationale behind it again.

    You don’t have to climb Mt Everest. Just go and look where I told you. I’ve answered it.

  86. MatrixTransform says:


    as far as I know
    take the 's' of https
    and nip off everything at the end from the '&' onwards
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnVceTIOTw&w=560&h=315%5D
    becomes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnVceTIOTw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnVceTIOTw

  87. Neil says:

    I told you where to find it, and when it was posted. You’ve consistently refused to go and look so I’m not providing you the answer, nor the informed rationale behind it again.

    Good.

    So your link does not exist as i suspected

  88. Knuckle Dragger says:

    It’s not a link you peanut.

    I posted it. Go and look. I told you where.

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    More spectacular that the movie a bridge too far

    Good “warrie” – historically rubbish.

  90. Top Ender says:

    Another one for the pile on. He even manages to evoke Hitler in the piece:

    A church leader says Margaret Court’s “bad theology” is his reason for joining the growing list of Order of Australia members who are returning their awards in protest against her elevation to the country’s highest civilian honour….

    The Reverend Alistair Macrae, a former president of the Uniting Church in Australia who was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the church and the community, said on Wednesday that he would be handing his award back.

    “As a minister and theologian, I am aware that bad theology kills people,” Mr Macrae wrote in an opinion piece for The Age.

  91. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘a former president of the Uniting Church’

    President of the Church. Huh. Never thought that was a thing.

    And he’s an… ex-President. Must be a yuuuge Point Break fan.

  92. Old Lefty says:

    Yet more government employees implicated in abuse cases:
    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-27/tasmanian-public-servants-stood-down-sexual-abuse-allegations/13096034

    Isn’t it about time that McClellan and co were asked to explain the royal commission’s failure to investigate government institutions?

  93. Leigh Lowe says:

    KD earlier:-

    He reminds me of Uncle Junior in The Sopranos, telling his lawyers to run the ‘harmless old man’ line and pretending to not know where he is. All of it’s bullshit.

    I never watched da Sopranos, but wasn’t there an actual NYC Don who used to do that?
    Wandered around in his pajamas and slippers mumbling shit to everyone.
    When they got him on tape behind closed doors he was as sharp as a tack.

  94. Top Ender says:

    NAB shares anyone?

    Jail to be last stop on high-flyer’s itinerary

    Stone-faced in the docks behind a disposable mask, former NAB chief of staff Rosemary Rogers was far from the picture of the high-flying bank staffer painted by her criminal charge sheet.

    In a 2½-hour sentencing hearing at Sydney’s Downing Centre, Acting Justice Paul Conlon read through each and every one of Rogers’ more than 60 charges of corrupt benefits and systemic fraud, the list of which could easily be mistaken for a rich-lister’s holiday itinerary.

    Dating back to 2013, there were overnight stays at Sydney’s harbourside Four Seasons for her immediate and extended family, as well as nights at Melbourne’s Crown Towers or Pelperro Winery on the Morning­ton Peninsula.

    Holidays weren’t just confined to the major cities, though — with plenty of resort visits a little further afield, and with them private helicopter charters. Go figure.

    Over a three-year period up to 2017 — when claims against Rogers and her Human Group alleged co-conspirator Helen Rosamond were brought to light — the 45-year-old chief of staff and her extended family, sometimes up to eight people, chalked up several visits to the ultra-luxe Emirates One&Only at Wolgan Valley (the same one that Magellan’s Hamish Douglass notably booked out to celebrate his 50th birthday in 2018), nights at the Gold Coast’s flashy Palazzo Versace, the secluded Cable Beach Resort in Broome and the even more remote Berkeley River Lodge on the Kimberley Coast.

    Then there were the international trips — or should we say, Projects Europe and USA, for that’s what they were referred to in invoices charged to the bank.

    Over the 2014 summer break, eight of Rogers’ clan flew business class to the US, stopping in major tourist hubs New York, Washington, Miami and Hawaii — culminating in a total bill of $620,627.30 and making the $159,490.59 Europe trip in the previous year look like a steal.

    Still, despite the extravagance, not one of the inflated invoices were flagged by NAB’s internal auditing team, a fact the judge on Wednesday ­described as “absolutely staggering”.

    Perhaps, though, it was the code names used by the two women to disguise their spending. Apart from the two projects mentioned above, there was Project Outlaw, the no-expense-spared birthday trip for Rogers’ father-in-law, or Project Eagle, the invoice that purported to relate to the onboarding of former NSW premier Mike Baird.

    The latter proved to be one of the final invoices approved by Rogers, and at $2.2m was the largest by far.

    Evidence tendered to the court showed that Rogers had told her private banker that the money had been a generous gift from her in-laws, upsized from an initial $1.2m, towards the purchase of her $3.8m Williamstown home in inner Melbourne, even providing a letter from the couple, albeit leaving it unsigned.

    Between the holidays, shopping trips and home purchases, it is any wonder she was able to get any work done for either boss Cameron Clyne or his successor, Andrew Thorburn.

    This won’t be the last we hear of the scandal, with Rosamond due to face her separate trial in July, and for which Rogers will be called as witness.

    In fact, it was that very gesture that helped to shave 10 per cent off her final sentence, along with a further 5 per cent for her past assistance and 25 per cent for her early guilty plea.

    Ultimately though, the judge conceded that despite the “difficult sentencing exercise”, the “gravity of the offending is such that none other than imprisonment is adequate”.

    Oz

  95. Lazlo says:

    I once overheard a swimming teacher spout the racist myth that ‘Black people can’t float because they’ve got heavier bones.’

    Sure, that’s nonsense. But there are evident racial/cultural differences in athletic ability that cannot be denied.

    In athletics, East Africans dominate in endurance events, whereas West Africans dominate in sprint.

    There are not many African Americans in top class swimming, but many in basketball.

    These are simply evident facts, not value judgments.

    Just like women and reverse parking.

  96. H B Bear says:

    Join the queue. Outrage by numbers. Dutifully reported by Teh Grauniad-on-the-Yarra for effect.

  97. Dot says:

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

    YOUR NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2anvqsDP0ik

  98. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘“j” is always pronounced as “h” in Spanish.’

    It’s my fucking junta and I will pronounce it any way I fucking like.
    Hokay?!?

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    NAB shares anyone?

    Coughs, shuffles feet, looks at floor…

  100. H B Bear says:

    Taken for a ride getting Mike Baird onboard? Sucked in.

  101. Zyconoclast says:

    President Biden must revive the Gulf War spirit if he is to reunite a divided West

    America’s new commander in chief can take inspiration from the international force that liberated Kuwait from Saddam Hussein

    Thirty years after the First Gulf War succeeded in ending Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s brutal occupation of Kuwait, Washington’s ability to assemble a truly international coalition to liberate the Gulf state remains one of the conflict’s more impressive features….

  102. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Isn’t it about time that McClellan and co were asked to explain the royal commission’s failure to investigate government institutions?

    Mizzz Coate was sitting up there with him, she will tell you it was an orphan decision to overlook the most obvious.

  103. H B Bear says:

    NAB is always at the head of the queue if there is money to be lost.

  104. H B Bear says:

    Seems to have missed out on money laundering and Asian expansion. UK and USA must have been enough.

  105. H B Bear says:

    Declaration of interest – my fist job was as a graduate trainee with the NAB. I lasted almost 2 years. I think we even went to drinks with Nobby Clark.

  106. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3739445, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Seems to have missed out on money laundering and Asian expansion. UK and USA must have been enough.

    If Joe Aston would like to have a crack at execs who make bonfires of other people’s money …
    Was it them who bought the US mortgage outfit “Homeside”?
    The whispered pronunciation in banking circles was changed to “Homicide”.

  107. Lazlo says:

    It’s my fucking junta and I will pronounce it any way I fucking like.
    Hokay?!?

    Spirit of St Margaret (PBUH).

  108. Leigh Lowe says:

    Isn’t it about time that McClellan and co were asked to explain the royal commission’s failure to investigate government institutions?

    Gillard specifically excluded government institutions in the ToR I believe.

  109. Snoopy says:

    Governance of public companies will not improve until at least half of all directors are women.

  110. Leigh Lowe says:

    Snoopy

    #3739452, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Governance of public companies will not improve until at least half of all directors are women.

    Can’t some of the existing male directors just transition?

  111. Dot says:

    Who exactly is this smooth brained man child?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgT72pcOZo

  112. Lazlo says:

    Governance of public companies will not improve until at least half of all directors are women.

    This rampant genderism is deplorable. Didn’t you know that the POTUS yesterday declared that there is no such thing as biological sex? He should know. Now f*ck off and do what you are told.

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3739447, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Declaration of interest – my fist job was as a graduate trainee with the NAB

    We’ve all done things we are not proud of.
    Embrace it as a teachable moment … or something.

  114. Dot says:

    LOL

    More smooth brain legacy media normies want this reddit group investigated by the SEC because they teased a gay bear and the stock rose in price, therefore, it’s a scam, we can never let big shorters go broke (GALAXY BRAIN MOMENT!).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/kvjbuk/gamestop_melvin_capital_put_positions/

  115. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3739291, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Dangerous? In a Nigerian scammer way, sure. Here is the well-meaning harmless gent again at The Shop:

    Didn’t see that one.
    There’s a five alarm fire right there.
    Any person without an axe to grind would simply say, “Hey, I see the law firm Martin, Barton and Fargo are running a Covid class action. If you think you’ve got a case, here is the link to their website.”
    But no.
    “I’ll be the conduit and direct traffic.”

  116. feelthebern says:

    Dot, I’ve been following wallstreetbets since last year.
    It’s awesome.
    Haven’t followed any of his moves, but simply outstanding.

  117. Lazlo says:

    fist job

    Didn’t think NAB would have any clue in that regard. But Diversity and Inclusion continues to push back the frontiers..

  118. feelthebern says:

    A couple of months ago, wallstreetbets retweeted (or whatever they call it on reddit) a poster by the name of Tailgunner.
    I forgot to raise it here, probably because ‘gunner spends all his time on the post election threads.
    Gunner, was that you?
    Are you one of Wallstreetbets retards*.

    *a retard is the official term of someone who follows Wallstreetbets on trades.

  119. JC says:

    Dot.

    It’s an incredible story and look, look who was on the right side of the trade.

    ‘Big Short’ Investor Who Once Touted GameStop Calls Rally ‘Unnatural, Insane, and Dangerous’

    Michael Burry, head of Scion Asset Management and a major character in The Big Short film that was based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name.

    A high-profile investor in GameStop called the stock’s recent rise, “unnatural, insane, and dangerous.”

    Investor Michael Burry, head of Scion Asset Management and a major character in The Big Short book and film, said in a now-deleted post on Twitter that he believes there should be legal repercussions for what’s happening with GameStop trading. Burry made a substantial investment on GameStop in 2019 and noted that he’s happy for investors who made money following his initial investment in the retailer.

    “If I put $GME on your radar, and you did well, I’m genuinely happy for you,” he wrote in a quickly-deleted Tweet on Tuesday. “However, what is going on now – there should be legal and regulatory repercussions. This is unnatural, insane, and dangerous.”

    Burry told Barron’s in an email that he deleted the post because he tagged the wrong SEC Enforcement account. After publication, Burry reposted the same comment, this time with the proper account tagged.

    GameStop stock is up more than 3,415% in the past 12 months, riding a wave of retail investor enthusiasm and crushing short sellers. The stock’s sky-high short interest was targeted by speculative traders on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum. It’s been a favorite among that crowd for months, and their faith paid off big time. This month’s surge was initially kicked off by an announcement that Chewy co-founder Ryan Cohen and two former executives of the e-commerce firm would join GameStop’s board. Cohen’s RC Ventures holds roughly 13% of GameStop shares.

    In August of 2019, when GameStop shares below were $4 a share, Burry disclosed a 3% stake in the company. Burry thought shares were undervalued, pointing to GameStop’s balance sheet and predicting that the next generation of videogame consoles, due out in late 2020, would still include disc drives, extending GameStop’s relevance.

    Burry’s firm sold more than a million GameStop shares, or about 38% of its stake, during the September quarter of 2020, according to an SEC filing. Burry did not immediately return a follow-up email asking whether he still held shares.

    Burry’s investment has proved wildly successful for those that followed him in and held on through last week. GameStop stock closed up 92% to $147.98 Tuesday, and shares were flying higher in after-hours trading after a shoutout from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

    Burry is the Forrest Gump of the US stock market. He’s always there at big events.

  120. feelthebern says:

    “I’ll be the conduit and direct traffic.”

    Law firms do their own due diligence.
    There’s zero chance of them using a bundler.
    Also, to run a class action in Australia now, it needs to be offered as a managed investment scheme, via a party with an AFSL.

  121. feelthebern says:

    Dot stop it.
    There are literally hundreds of memes from the past few months.
    99% of them gold.

  122. Dot says:

    The Burry Gump Shah Investin’ Company

  123. mh says:

    Declaration of interest – my fist job was as a graduate trainee with the NAB

    😯

  124. H B Bear says:

    Well that’s all from me …

  125. Dot says:

    I knew Wall Street Bets was good, but in my absence it has flourished into an internet nirvana.

  126. feelthebern says:

    GME is going to open at $US250+.
    Closed at 147.
    Traded at 220 in the after market after Elon retweeted it.

  127. JC says:

    I must be old and infirm. I’ve never heard of wall street bets.

  128. H B Bear says:

    Would you believe I was headhunted as a writer for The Benny Hill Show?

  129. JC says:

    Bern
    Melvin was likely to be the last short hanging there no?

    I don’t get why the two other big funds went in and bailed out Melvin. It’s not altruism. That word doesn’t exist on Wall Street. Were they getting an insider deal by going in to support them?

  130. Leigh Lowe says:

    Law firms do their own due diligence.
    There’s zero chance of them using a bundler.

    But numpties and grifters don’t know that.
    Even without regulatory control, a law firm is going to be reluctant to engage touts and urgers to drum up business simply because the lawyers don’t want to share any success fees.

  131. feelthebern says:

    My Chinese born staff are telling me Chinese traders are buying Australian HCC at around $US40/t discounts.
    Like what they did with US soybeans (which went via South Korea, Japan & even Argentina there was so much margin in the trade), they are taking cargoes via intermediaries.
    At a steep discount.
    At $US150/t overnight, that means they’re buying at around $US110/t.

  132. mh says:

    I once overheard a swimming teacher spout the racist myth that ‘Black people can’t float because they’ve got heavier bones.’

    I heard they did not excel at swimming because their knee grows.

  133. Dot says:

    A short intro, JC.

    Buy the fucking dip, faggot.

    “This sentient lugnut, found a cheat code in the popular mobile game, Robin Hood…”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFfqHrEc2g

  134. JC says:

    I’m paper trading GME. I going short right here at $248.50. $300 buck stop.

  135. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3739478, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Would you believe I was headhunted as a writer for The Benny Hill Show?

    I do believe that.
    And I, for one, am not surprised.
    And now I have to stop thinking about Benny Hill or I will get that ear-worm.

  136. feelthebern says:

    Were they getting an insider deal by going in to support them?

    Yes.
    Citadel bailed them out once.
    Citadel is where Robin Hood sells it’s order flow to.
    Robin Hood is where the Wallstreetbets army trades through.
    It’s all a circle of shit.

  137. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    A common class of antidepressants. “Tricyclic” relates to the structure of the molecule. There are other antidepressants available(SSRI, SNRI). MAOs are also antidepressants from the 60’s but rarely prescribed now. I was taking mirtazapine, a tricyclic, because of recurrent depression but stopped that some years ago. When I explained to my GP about the literature he didn’t accept my judgement call and probably never will but the evidence keeps accumulating; now several years worth.

    If your doctor prescribes an antidepressant ask for an SSRI or SNRI and refuse any tricyclics; but you will have to make that refusal clear because most GPs, and probably a number of psychiatrists, still refuse to recognise that other options should be explored. The latest antidepressant craze is ketamine, a horse tranquilizer. I know the pharmacology of ketamine, far too many long term risks in my view but they’ll keep prescribing it until like tricyclics decades later

    Mitch, how many times do I have to tell you that the whole chemical imbalance theory is just that, theory.
    Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine
    theory is hopelessly outdated.
    There are so many things to do and try before resorting to these ridiculous and completely falsely named drugs.
    There are no antidepressants,
    and there are no antipsychotics.
    There are only drugs that are ‘marketed’as these things.

  138. feelthebern says:

    Wallstreetbets is trying to AMC (the now busted arse theatre chain) what they did with GME.
    The WSJ had a column yesterday on how GME has changed risk/credit requirements for all hedge funds.
    No doubt that theme is going to be covered non-stop now.

  139. JC says:

    GME reminds me of the 2008(ish) Porsche trade. All the fuckers (traders) were short Porsche to the ying yang because it was looking like it was going bust. The stock flew higher when Volkswagen came in.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I heard they did not excel at swimming because their knee grows.

    How do you spell “excruciating?”

  141. Bruce in WA says:

    The city of Beijing is using Covid anal swabs on residents amid a fresh outbreak
    The nucleic acid swab needs to be inserted about 1.2 inches inside one’s rectum
    It is to be rotated for several times before completing the 10-second procedure
    Expert says the derriere method is ‘more accurate’ than throat and nose tests

    But you just dare wiggle or smile and you’re in sheep dip!!

  142. JC says:

    Citadel is where Robin Hood sells it’s order flow to.
    Robin Hood is where the Wallstreetbets army trades through.
    It’s all a circle of shit.

    WTF!

  143. feelthebern says:

    Buy the fucking dip, faggot.

    Watch for all financial media, who live off hedge fund tips (ie planted stories) call for reddit to ban wallstreetbets due to the hate speech.
    It wouldn’t be surprising if reddit buckles.

  144. JC says:

    How do you spell “excruciating?”

    R.O.N.E.R.Y

  145. feelthebern says:

    I know someone who uses Robinhood via VPN.
    He buys & sells parts of Bitcoin regularly.
    Never had trouble with liquidity.
    It’s a new world.

  146. JC says:

    I know someone who uses Robinhood via VPN.

    I used voice brokers up about three ago. 🙂

  147. feelthebern says:

    I read the other day that Jim Chanos is now short Tesla.
    When he goes public on a trade, you know he’s going to play silly buggers.

    Chanos & Merrill Lynch tried to bust out Fortescue many years ago, but then Jamie Dimon came in over the top & refinanced the lot.
    Since that time, Twiggy has banned Merrills from participating in anything they do.
    Considering how active Fortescue has been in rolling debt & refinancing, it would have cost them 10’s of millions in origination fees over the years.

  148. feelthebern says:

    I used voice brokers up about three ago.

    Hopefully they wore suspenders & smoked cigars.

  149. Dot says:

    Yes, solid gold suspenders, cast into dollar signs embossed with diamonds.

  150. JC says:

    Hopefully they wore suspenders & smoked cigars.

    It’s fantastic doing E-trades.

  151. feelthebern says:

    Front page of the Oz.
    1) Big smiley picture of Plibbers. It’s on. It’s on like Donkey Kong.
    2) Column on how debt is doubling over next five year.

    And the rest.
    Australia needs to keep an eye on the indebtedness of NZ.
    A hedge fund type I know reckons that NZ literally could end up like Argentina.
    We do not want that on our door step.
    There’s only so much China can buy in NZ.

  152. Bruce in WA says:

    East Victoria Park Primary School, 1961. Religious instruction teacher told us, in all sincerity, that being black was God’s punishment for them being heathens.

    That particular “teacher” never came back, strangely enough.

  153. Dot says:

    LOL

    NAB’s trading app was written by a guy in his 70s who couldn’t code.

    In 1995.

    Today’s parcel of CAD was tedious; you basically have to use a computer, not a mobile device.

  154. feelthebern says:

    Shit it’s midnight.
    I can’t stay up for another 90mins for the open.
    I wish I could.

  155. Dot says:

    Australia’s Federal debt could double overnight if we paid every Aborigine $1 million.

  156. Mitch M. says:

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3739488, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:47 pm
    A common class of antidepressants. “Tricyclic” relates to the structure of the molecule. There are other antidepressants available(SSRI, SNRI). MAOs are also antidepressants from the 60’s but rarely prescribed now. I was taking mirtazapine, a tricyclic, because of recurrent depression but stopped that some years ago. When I explained to my GP about the literature he didn’t accept my judgement call and probably never will but the evidence keeps accumulating; now several years worth.

    If your doctor prescribes an antidepressant ask for an SSRI or SNRI and refuse any tricyclics; but you will have to make that refusal clear because most GPs, and probably a number of psychiatrists, still refuse to recognise that other options should be explored. The latest antidepressant craze is ketamine, a horse tranquilizer. I know the pharmacology of ketamine, far too many long term risks in my view but they’ll keep prescribing it until like tricyclics decades later

    Mitch, how many times do I have to tell you that the whole chemical imbalance theory is just that, theory.

    I’ve known about that fallacy since day dot. The argument represents a complete misunderstanding of how therapy works. For eg, NSAID are not administered because the body lacks the same. FFS this is obvious so stop the logical fallacy you keep invoking.

    There is no universal explanation for depression and psychosis. There are multiple reasons. Obviously the drugs do benefit some people. Obviously there are serious questions about the potential complications which I have previously mentioned.

    This is something not reported about antidepressants: emotional bluntness. Teenagers in particular resent that.
    Antipsychotics: very good evidence that long term use causes brain shrinkage. I read a study on this years ago involving 6 macques as control, 6 on a 1st gen, 6 on a 2nd gen. Plasma levels achieved to mirror concentrations in therapy. After 3 years: 8-11% loss of gray matter. MRI studies on humans found similiar results.

    So please stop thinking that you know how I think about these things. I don’t and I resent your inferences.

  157. feelthebern says:

    Even though it’s exploded, the amount of Federal debt is not as concerning as the amount of state debt & the rate at which that is growing.
    The states basically don’t give a shit.
    It’s like they have access to a joint credit card that they know someone else will pay.

  158. H B Bear says:

    Shorting Tesla is better done in the abstract. Cheaper too.

  159. JC says:

    Bern

    My response to that is.

    Japan pretty showed that having even 250% debt to GDP doesn’t matter as long as you have your own fiat currency.

    I have a hunch that over the next decade or so, Australia and NZ will be looked at as Switzerland (and even more so) taking on massive safe haven status both for health reasons and also in case all sorts of shit occurs in the US.
    These two places, but particularly oz, will trade with substantial premium.

  160. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From Zyconoclast at 10:41 pm:

    “Racism and homophobia are all too common in the swimming pool

    I once overheard a swimming teacher spout the r-eight-cis t myth that ‘Black people can’t float because …”

    Is that so? Is that what you heard?

    Just tonight I heard actor Denzel Washington opine (interview shown on YouTube) that they really ought to stop whinging, stop blaming everyone else and go home, to get their own house in order and take responsibility for their own lives, just like everyone else. He also commented that it would be a good idea if they could find their father and demand that he guide them.

  161. H B Bear says:

    As much as I love Albo, Plibbers as leader would provide more LOLs.

  162. Lazlo says:

    Largactil was the medication of choice in the 1970s to treat slightly dippy friends. Certainly an improvement on ECT, we thought.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Ok, that’s it for us. Sky News. Chris Kenny gone anti-Trumper, and then the indignity of PML tonight.
    The whole lot of them on PML were going on about the disgrace on Australia Day of some blokes in Western Australia dressing up as Redcoats for the day.

    What’s wrong with that???? I can remember going to Old Sydney Town with the kids where there were Redcoats aplenty, and lots of flogging judges holding court and then the Redcoats marching the convicts off to be flogged. It was very educational for them. 🙂

    It’s also our history and our culture, ffs.

    Now you can’t even get dressed up as Colonials for Australia Day. Apparently it was sooo insensitive.
    We insensitively turned off PML and probably won’t bother again with him.

    Good one, Paul.

  164. feelthebern says:

    But remember JC, the CHF was a safe haven, until it wasn’t.
    Admittedly, they had a peg which when they moved it, blew up a bunch of guys using it to fund carry trades.
    I can see why Australia is viewed as a safe haven.
    NZ less so.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    At least Redcoats are not bogus, like smoking ceremonies are bogus.

  166. feelthebern says:

    Good one, Paul.

    I was channel surfing & saw PML had Joe Hildebrand & quickly kept moving.

  167. JC says:

    Bern, the Swiss pegged the currency as a way to stop the safe haven status and then they unpegged because they couldn’t prevent it. What a shit show.

    I know of people who lost their net worth on the swiss peg trade. The odds of that carry trade were freaking horrendous.

    Aussie dollar is heading back to parity.

  168. feelthebern says:

    Aussie dollar is heading back to parity.

    It might.
    But Australia needs a weak currency for 2021.
    The RBA is under a lot of pressure to do more.
    The other day in the AFR, a fund manager was proposing the RBA 3 year 0.1% intervention to be extended out to the 5 year bond market.

  169. JC says:

    Look, that could happen and the RBS does that. On the other side of the Pacific they doing even more and will continue printing for the same period.

    Valuing currencies is a relative game.

    On top of the that investors trusted Trump not to fuck them. Since the kid sniffer was sworn in,

    1. He’s banned fracking
    2. Banned the Keystone pipeline
    3. Fired the attorney at the Labor board.

    The US is fucked for the next 4 years.

  170. feelthebern says:

    I think the Fed maintains the current conditions, but don’t increase liquidity anymore.
    Anything from now, has to come from fiscal policy.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    So please stop thinking that you know how I think about these things. I don’t and I resent your inferences.

    But I do know how you think about things.
    I know you tried Mirtazapine and then stopped.
    Why, is the question?
    Because you are looking for a miracle cure.
    The difference between you and me,
    is that I have tried far more of these drugs
    (including ketamine by the way😂) for far longer and for far more mental conditions than you can thankfully NOT imagine.
    Reading drug studies looking for a miracle is not the way.
    I am telling you this for your own good.
    You really should be thankful that all you have is depression.
    You genuinely have no idea how lucky you are.

    I read a study on this

    Yeah no.
    I’ve seen my friends and myself in the mirror.
    And what happens.
    Hey it’s your life go for it.
    Just don’t recommend them to anyone else, please.

  172. C.L. says:

    1. He’s banned fracking
    2. Banned the Keystone pipeline
    3. Fired the attorney at the Labor board.

    How can what this zombie is doing NOT crash the economy – and right quick?

  173. Mitch M. says:

    But I do know how you think about things.
    I know you tried Mirtazapine and then stopped.
    Why, is the question?
    Because you are looking for a miracle cure.

    Nonsense. Obviously you were looking for a miracle cure because you’ve tried many more drugs than me. If you bothered to read the studies you will often the opening paragraph mentions high rates of treatment failure.

    You have no idea how unlucky I have been and still am.

  174. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Obviously you were looking for a miracle cure because you’ve tried many more drugs than me.
    No, I did as I was told by people who supposedly knew what they were doing.
    Like most people do, they don’t question.

    You have no idea how unlucky I have been and still am.

    If this is your mindset now then how do you expect to ever change?
    Good luck to you Mitch,
    I sincerely hope you find happiness one day.

  175. Mitch M. says:

    If this is your mindset now then how do you expect to ever change?
    Good luck to you Mitch,
    I sincerely hope you find happiness one day.

    Being unlucky is a statement of fact not a statement of mood.

  176. feelthebern says:

    GME hit 380.
    Currently 335.

  177. Crossie says:

    Thank you Tom. Lots of good ones but Garrison’s even has the “Made in China” tag in the boot. Nice attention to detail.

  178. Dot says:

    LOL White House, per Jan Paski:

    “Grandma Yellen is monitoring the GME situation. We believe only Jamie Dimon is allowed to say stupid shit about the market”

  179. calli says:

    It’s a grey day here, and Garrison’s sad but true ‘toon goes with the mood.

    Alston’s is the best of the Aussies for fun, and Leak for exposure.

  180. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I like Paul Thomas, especially in light of the BBC attaching woke warnings to episodes of the show.

  181. Entropy says:

    H B Bear
    #3739513, posted on January 28, 2021 at 12:15 am
    As much as I love Albo, Plibbers as leader would provide more LOLs

    I would question the role Tony Abbott has played in this.

  182. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Kerry another career corruptocrat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWzWcBB1p-M

  183. Cassie of Sydney says:

    ““As a minister and theologian, I am aware that bad theology kills people,” Mr Macrae wrote in an opinion piece for The Age.”

    Yes Mr Macrae…that theology is called Islaaaaaam and it has been butchering, killing and murdering people for fourteen hundred years. Have you ever spoken up about that “bad theology”.

    Probably not.

  184. 1735099 says:

    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

  185. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Morning to the racist.

  186. feelthebern says:

    God bless you John Kerry.
    You demanded that I go long uranium.
    Thy will be done.

    Feelthebern can report that two of the biggest asset managers on the planet are now laying the groundwork for their ESG funds to take uranium off their red screens (black lists).
    One made the move a couple of weeks ago.
    The other did it overnight.
    I love when an administration is in bed with Wall Street.

  187. feelthebern says:

    I must say, when I got an alert from one saying “Are we really seeing the big picture” I thought, pretty generic…I’ll bin it.
    But then when I read about how uranium might be misunderstood…oh my…I was no longer flaccid.

  188. Mater says:

    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

    Not 13 years, Bob. Do try to keep it honest.

    The ABC:

    Former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer has returned to Victoria to face charges of child sexual abuse, nearly 13 years after leaving the country and six years after an extradition request was first lodged.

    The Age:

    Ms Leifer fled to Israel in 2008 when the allegations were first aired. The Israeli court’s decision in December to dismiss her appeal against extradition ended a six-year legal fight to have her return to face court in Melbourne.

  189. calli says:

    ““As a minister and theologian, I am aware that bad theology kills people,” Mr Macrae wrote in an opinion piece for The Age.”

    He’s objecting to Court’s award for services to tennis on theological grounds?

    Funny he picked her, rather than the dozens of other “objectionable” awardees of the past.

    Surely he wouldn’t be hopping on a bandwagon to garner progressive “likes”? That would be objectionable on theological grounds too, being friendly with the World and all.

  190. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Bastard frogs.

    Sending me deaf over here.

    Canies, having been strangely absent through the Wet to date are now all over the shop. Saw one this morning, just now when I switched the outside light on sitting on the deck. Roughly the same size as one of the old burgers-with-the-lot you used to get from Guido at the shop.

    Time for the Dettol in the spray bottle arrangement. Make ’em dance, I say.

  191. Mater says:

    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

    Or, for the more honest among us, 6 years in their justice system.

  192. Knuckle Dragger says:

    bern:

    ‘I was no longer flaccid’

    This needs to be the answer to not less than 80% of the day’s questions.

  193. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Mater
    #3739587, posted on January 28, 2021 at 7:31 am
    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

    Or, for the more honest among us, 6 years in their justice system.”

    Exactly…the racist is once again showing his incessant anti-Semitism and hostility to the state of Israel. He just can’t help himself…..his interest in the Leifer case has nothing to do with the girls at Adass who have made the allegations against Leifer….it’s just another way for him to smear and lie about Israel…..as evidenced by his untrue statement of “13 years”..it wasn’t 13 years.

  194. feelthebern says:

    Great to see the DOJ acting quickly on election interference….oh wait the 2016 election?
    A meme generator who had more views that Colbert has just been arrested.

    https://twitter.com/akarl_smith/status/1354476342662852614

    Anyone who thinks the FBI is not a tool of the deep state is a retard.

  195. Farmer Gez says:

    ABC news are claiming far right white supremacists from Melbourne gathered in the Grampians on the long weekend.

    Sceptical much.

  196. calli says:

    ABC news are claiming far right white supremacists from Melbourne gathered in the Grampians on the long weekend.

    CWA conference?

  197. Zyconoclast says:

    The DoJ doing the important work

    Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign
    Defendant Unlawfully Used Social Media to Deprive Individuals of Their Right to Vote

    A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.

    Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He was taken into custody this morning in West Palm Beach and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida.

    “According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one the of most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote,” said Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This complaint underscores the department’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who would undermine citizens’ voting rights.”

    “There is no place in public discourse for lies and misinformation to defraud citizens of their right to vote,” said Seth D. DuCharme, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “With Mackey’s arrest, we serve notice that those who would subvert the democratic process in this manner cannot rely on the cloak of Internet anonymity to evade responsibility for their crimes. They will be investigated, caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

    Protecting every American citizen’s right to cast a legitimate vote is a key to the success of our republic,” said William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office. “What Mackey allegedly did to interfere with this process – by soliciting voters to cast their ballots via text – amounted to nothing short of vote theft. It is illegal behavior and contributes to the erosion of the public’s trust in our electoral processes. He may have been a powerful social media influencer at the time, but a quick Internet search of his name today will reveal an entirely different story.”

    The complaint alleges that in 2016, Mackey established an audience on Twitter with approximately 58,000 followers. A February 2016 analysis by the MIT Media Lab ranked Mackey as the 107th most important influencer of the then-upcoming Election, ranking his account above outlets and individuals such as NBC News (#114), Stephen Colbert (#119) and Newt Gingrich (#141).

    As alleged in the complaint, between September 2016 and November 2016, in the lead up to the Nov. 8, 2016, U.S. Presidential Election, Mackey conspired with others to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages designed to encourage supporters of one of the presidential candidates (the “Candidate”) to “vote” via text message or social media, a legally invalid method of voting.

    For example, on Nov. 1, 2016, Mackey allegedly tweeted an image that featured an African American woman standing in front of an “African Americans for [the Candidate]” sign. The image included the following text: “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘[Candidate’s first name]’ to 59925[.] Vote for [the Candidate] and be a part of history.” The fine print at the bottom of the image stated: “Must be 18 or older to vote. One vote per person. Must be a legal citizen of the United States. Voting by text not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii. Paid for by [Candidate] for President 2016.”

    The tweet included the typed hashtags “#Go [Candidate]” and another slogan frequently used by the Candidate. On or about and before Election Day 2016, at least 4,900 unique telephone numbers texted “[Candidate’s first name]” or some derivative to the 59925 text number, which was used in multiple deceptive campaign images tweeted by the defendant and his co-conspirators.

    The charges in the complaint are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

    Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erik Paulsen and Nathan Reilly of the Eastern District of New York, and Trial Attorney James Mann of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section are prosecuting the case.

  198. feelthebern says:

    Cassie did you see Cuomo tweeting about Holocaust Memorial/Remembrance day?
    Considering the way he’s discriminated against that community in NY state, it’s quite nauseating.

  199. notafan says:

    How does bad theology kill people? Most of Mrs Court’s theology is bad, yet here she is, along with the bozo making the bad theology claims.

  200. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Rome has fallen. The NT News:

    ‘ALL of Darwin’s strip clubs have closed, leaving adult entertainers struggling financially and potentially changing the Top End’s reputation as the debauchery capital of Australia. Both venues in Darwin’s CBD – The Honey Pot and Sinsations – have shut their doors in the past 12 months.

    ‘The NT News understands The Honey Pot closed due to financial pressure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and Sinsations closed before coronavirus struck.

    ‘The Demographics Group co-founder and director Simon Kuestenmacher said both businesses were particularly vulnerable during COVID-19 because they relied on clients from interstate and overseas.

    ‘“If tourism and military aren’t coming to the Territory, it is hitting the venues that rely on them,” Mr Kuestenmacher said. He said the venues wouldn’t be likely to reopen until overseas travel returned.’

    ‘“It’s often this special debauchery occasion … a buck’s night, on an overseas trip or after a long time on a military vessel.”’

    For the love of all things great – won’t someone PLEASE think of the special debauchery occasions?

  201. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘CWA conference?’

    Scones, prepared with white flour and baked with hate.

  202. feelthebern says:

    KD, what about the Bing.
    Has the Bing shut too?
    Where’s Tony & Syl gunna hang out now?

  203. 1735099 says:

    Or for the more honest amongst us.

    Leifer has been under the supervision of the Israeli courts since 2008.
    Get your calculator out.

  204. Mark A says:

    Mater
    #3739587, posted on January 28, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

    Or, for the more honest among us, 6 years in their justice system.

    If my memory serves me right, that Wikileaks chap avoided extradition, and the yanks were most anxious to get their hands on him.
    How many years was J A in virtual and real detention?

  205. Dot says:

    Tracee baked Tony some biscuits once.

    Never again, Tracee.

  206. rickw says:

    Also, the cops need training on traffic control. Most of them seemed puzzled as to what to do.

    The IQ isn’t that high so they seem to struggle. The most dangerous thing I saw them do was attempting to manually direct at a large intersection on Sydney Rd. The four of them couldn’t seem to coordination on which movement was next.

    Furious waving to cross intersection, nope, staying here because old mate behind you has just cut loose the right hand turners…..

  207. notafan says:

    What does ‘under the supervision of mean, exactly?

  208. rickw says:

    Most of Mrs Court’s theology is bad

    Please elaborate.

  209. Dot says:

    Even Tim Pool is on the /WallStreetBets train.

    Mr Pool, this train has NO brakes!

    Why should I feel sorry for failing “hedge” funds that were incompetently speculating AGAINST growth?

    Bailouts for elite failures like Merewether again? Biznizz bruh! Seven figs bruh!

  210. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The Bing’s still alive bern. Alive in our hearts.

    Another potential reason for the strip clubs’ closures is the existence of popped-up Albo massage joints in every suburban shopping strip in town.

    One of the savvier operators opened up just such an establishment directly across the road from Sinsations, and also decided to open late, very late in the evening.

    Did a cracking* trade. I’m told.

    Phrasing.

  211. feelthebern says:

    Did anyone watch PM Live last night?
    One of my many whatsapp groups is chirping about it this morning.
    PM said that in Melbourne on Australia day there were 2000 coppers involved in monitoring the Invasion Day protests.
    That’s a huge number.
    And that only 600 were below sergeant.
    That is, 1400 were sergeant & above.
    If that’s true (genuine question) sounds like VicPol is even more top heavy than the ADF.
    Unless it was a scam by top brass to get whatever benefits for working Australia Day by checking their emails a couple of times.

  212. Mater says:

    Leifer has been under the supervision of the Israeli courts since 2008.
    Get your calculator out.

    Perhaps read your ABC more carefully:

    Ms Leifer has maintained her innocence throughout six years of court proceedings in Israel.

  213. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “feelthebern
    #3739603, posted on January 28, 2021 at 7:49 am
    Cassie did you see Cuomo tweeting about Holocaust Memorial/Remembrance day?
    Considering the way he’s discriminated against that community in NY state, it’s quite nauseating.”

    Nauseating is the right word Bern……but I’m not surprised. Anti-Semitism, hatred of Jooos, particularly of religious Joos, is rather fashionable among the progressive left. We even see it here with the racist from Toowooomba sprouting his hatreds. The racist doesn’t give a toss about Leifer or justice for the Ehrlich girls…it just provides him with a podium to sprout his hatred of Israel and Jooos.

    And whilst we’re talking about slow justice systems or no justice systems…there’s a woman holed up in Jordan who orchestrated the Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing in August 2001….in which many young children were murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, one of the victims was a young Australian girl by the name of Malki Roth. Malki was 15 when she was murdered. Her father has campaigned for decades to have the terrorist (a female) named Ahlam Tamimi extradited from Jordan to either Israel or the US to face justice. It’s a campaign that has lasted longer than “13 years”….but one I’m sure the racist isn’t interested in…because his outrage is always very selective.

  214. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Oh dear.

    Mainstream Bob’s fallen out of the gate in his first attempt of the day.

  215. feelthebern says:

    Robinhood & Etrade put limits on the GME & AMC trades to stop the hedge fund carnage.
    Result, GME closed at 347 (up 134% on the previous close).
    AMC closed at 19.90 (302% on the previous close), but it’s dropped to 17 even in late trade.

    There are going to be some places in the Hamptons hitting the market soon.

  216. feelthebern says:

    Did a cracking* trade. I’m told.

    LOL…nature ….um err…finds a way…

    h/t Jeff Goldblum

  217. rickw says:

    Lathes with missing steadies and chucks with missing jaws? This guy has some sort of portal that sucks them into his warehouse!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPQ9fo6f0Hw

  218. feelthebern says:

    Imagine if Robinhood & Etrade didn’t put the limits on.
    The hedgefund community is bleeding from the ears….they’re in a world of hurt.
    Every shorted small cap is exploding.

  219. rickw says:

    Another potential reason for the strip clubs’ closures is the existence of popped-up Albo massage joints in every suburban shopping strip in town.

    Oh, so he got his franchise up and running? “Albo’s R&T”! Only slightly less lucrative that a Jim’s Mowing franchise?

    (Why the heck doesn’t Jim do a massage and hair removal franchise?! Could still be called Jim’s Mowing!)

  220. Mater says:

    I know you like preemptive arrest and detainment but…

    Ms Leifer left Australia for Israel in 2008 and Victoria Police submitted a request for her extradition in 2014.

    2014 until now doesn’t equate to 13 years. I must be right, my calculator told me so (to an error margin of 91.3%)

  221. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Unless it was a scam’

    Run with that, I reckon.

    PH rates. They know that despite all the ‘burn it down’ calls from podgy half-Scottish indig chicks, nothing of note happens at this event so I wouldn’t be surprised if the sergeants (who allegedly do most of the rostering) put themselves on for a bit of gravy.

    Having been around for quite a bit longer, they also probably loathe the tatt-sleeved poncy baristas posing as constables there anyway, so don’t see a reason to give them anything extra.

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