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Grinseed's picture
@ David

@ David

Pauline Hanson. She would not have the intelligence to run an enquiry on the design and manufacture of supermarket shopping trolleys.
Just watching this odious, ignorant, dishonest, racist, gormless, fishwife, political shyster attempting to interrogate and intimidate an experienced professional, like Rear Admiral Greg Sammut RAN, is utterly appalling.
She really just wanted us to get nuclear submarines and was seeking to expose some sort of corrupt and treasonous naval conspiracy for her own political prestige.
However, the patient Rear Admiral torpedoed her daft plan. She remains our Trump-in-a-skirt and our national figurehead for all things mean spirited and reprehensible.
Cant wait to see her get scuttled at the next election.

boomer47's picture
@Grinseed

@Grinseed

"She remains our Trump-in-a-skirt and our national figurehead for all things mean spirited and reprehensible."

Indeed.

Her maiden speech made me cringe.

I must admit that I'm kinda stunned that the odious toe rag is still in politics. Almost as amazing was that she managed to find people worse than she if anything to run on her ticket..

I'll never forget Malcolm Roberts on Q&A . How Professor Brian Cox showed the patience of a saint trying to explain the science of climate change to the idiot. Fortunately, Mr Roberts had neglected to revoke his British citizenship. That meant he could not be member of parliament, so out he went. To be fair, I had never heard of that rule, but very glad he hadn't either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG8gLt4GChg

Grinseed's picture
LOL...at least Pauline has

LOL...at least Pauline has enough sense not to accuse NASA of a conspiracy of manipulating graphs to prove human contributions to global warming...do I assume too much to think she knows what NASA is?
It still disturbs me that Roberts won a seat in the Senate on the strength of just 77 votes, not 77 more votes than anyone else, just 77 first preference votes total. The lowest number ever recorded for a member of the Federal parliament. T'was a happy event that he was born in India and did not qualify as an Australian citizen.

Sadly Malcolm Roberts still gets oxygen from Murdoch's Sky News. In February this year he was interviewed on Sky news propounding his mantra, "'There is no global warming." Typically Sky doesn't do subtitles or transcripts, so I have no idea what went down, but apparently the younger interviewer gave him a hard time...it may have been a blessing not to hear what was said, but I foolishly exposed myself to the rabid comments of Roberts' anti-science supporters who managed to burn the interviewer in effigy online.
My fellow Australians. I am so proud. {long loud fart}

Whitefire13's picture
Our Premier Kenney...shame on

Our Premier Kenney...shame on him!

Quote “The average age of death from COVID in Alberta is 83. And I remind the house that the average life expectancy is 82.”

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalnews.ca/news/7000260/alberta-premier-j...

I don’t understand where he’s coming from! We’ve reopened at a stage one and so far things appear OK. My kid has to get tested today (the one working at a Dr office).

His dipshit comments have not earned him a bump in approval ratings - this from Albertans, where we are “conservative” (Kenney is Conservative).

boomer47's picture
@White

@White

Quote “The average age of death from COVID in Alberta is 83. And I remind the house that the average life expectancy is 82.”

Don't know how else express this; that bloke is a cunt.

It's also callous comments like that which make we geriatrics nervous about voluntary euthanasia laws. It's the old slippery slope argument.

Having said that, I'm completely in favour of voluntary euthanasia laws. What bothers me is that nobody will put me out of my misery if/when I become demented from arteriosclerosis like my father and grandfather. However, my mother provided some great genes; lived until age 92 and was lucid up to a couple of days before she died--and that was because she was comatose due to the morphia they were pumping into her.

I have always hoped I would have the courage to leave as senility approached. That was much a younger man's hope. The older I get the less likely that seems. I'm enjoying life so much that I've decided to stay until I've sucked its marrow.

Whitefire13's picture
I plan on staying past

I plan on staying past senility! Boys - it’s payback time!!!

CyberLN's picture
I’ve already done so....

I’ve already done so.... ;p

Grinseed's picture
May I remind the house that

May I remind the house that Israel who reopened schools last month are now shutting them down again.
I know its early yet but in Oz the schools were reopened recently and now after a long period of relatively low infection rate yesterdays figure was 11 up 7 from the day before and today its 23...the infection rate index is up above 1.00 again...maybe a hiccup...but there are kids everywhere on public transport and shopping centres after school mixing with older people and frankly they aren't doing too well at social distancing.
I confess freely to remaining worried.

boomer47's picture
@Grinseed

@Grinseed

"I confess freely to remaining worried."

Me too mate. Still wear a surgical mask around people and keep social distance.

Partly because I don't trust any professional politician. ScoMo doubly so because he belongs to a quite nasty subversive organisation. IE a happy clappy church.

PLUS I seem to remember being told that HALF of people who catch corona virus are asymptomatic. Keeping that in mind, how can anyone claim there are only X number of infected people?

Of course politicians can because it's been so long since most of 'em hid the truth, they can't remember where they put it.

Grinseed's picture
@ Cranky

@ Cranky
"Of course politicians can because it's been so long since most of 'em hid the truth, they can't remember where they put it."
LOL, nicely put.

Whitefire13's picture
Fuck!!! 2020 is hilarious!

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boomer47's picture
@White

@White

I like monkeys.

Have I told you about Spunky the rhesus monkey? It was while I was in the army in Malaysia.

What about George the Orangutang at our local Zoo?

The saga of spunky began when one of the blokes came home shitfaced,as usual, but with a tiny rhesus monkey he'd bought. What could possibly go wrong?

George the Orangutang; I was about 4 or 5 when j I first saw George . My mother had dressed me in a little sailor suit, mainly white, with blue bits. What could possibly go wrong?

@thread

Not sure this is directly connected to Covid19;

Is it just me, or does anyone else think Donny is on the edge of fomenting a race war? I mean"when the looting starts the shooting starts" ? Pickle me grandmother, is this bloke a complete fucking moron or what ?

David Killens's picture
@ cranky47

@ cranky47

"Is it just me, or does anyone else think Donny is on the edge of fomenting a race war? I mean"when the looting starts the shooting starts" ?"

He is now appealing to just his core supporters, who embrace a tough guy redneck approach to life. Additionally, if he can stir up forment and serious violence, he can enact powers that move him one step closer to his ultimate goal, of being the dictator for life.

Expect him to throw a lot more gas on this fire.

Whitefire13's picture
Uh...anyone have deeper

Uh...anyone have deeper knowledge than me how to interpret this article:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/lancet-formally-retracts-fake-hyd...

Jesus fuck...I don’t buy how the media is selling it. However I do lack personal experience in the area of peer reviews and test ability...

Edited
To add:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31324-6/fulltext

The lancet explanation... any other papers out there aside from this one?

boomer47's picture
@White

@White

The way I read it, the authors only retracted a statement about the dangers of death. Have I missed something or has the drug been proved to cure Covid19 ?

The timing of the retraction seems a bit coincidental, but that ain't proof of anything.

The Lancet is a very old and highly respected medical journal.

freakygin's picture
In my country, there's a lot

In my country, there's a lot of Conspiracy theory going around

Covid-19 is actually US product, but not from Trump's side

It's all started with "Obama Care"
The pharmacy companies backing those program are actually getting tons of money
They have been manipulating the health data ever since
Healthy Cholesterol level 200, tuned to 180 (So you buy cholesterol medicine)
Reduce the medicine potency (so instead of 3 days, you'll get better after a week. so you buy more medicine)

Since Trump cut those program, the pharmacy company didn't take it so well
So they're releasing Covid-19, with the sole purpose to revive their healthcare program
Trump knew this. So his solution is to create pandemic war with China
Postpone the election for as long as they can.

China agreed (But not Xi Jinping)
Xi's powerful rival make a deal with Trump to start pandemic war to overthrow Xi
They are backed by "Shadow lords", for their own hidden agenda
(with Bill Gates rumored being one of the shadow lords)

Boy, they sure have some imagination..
@all
So, what's the conspiracy theory at your place?

Whitefire13's picture
@Freakygin...thanks for

@Freakygin...thanks for sharing! I love reading the conspiracy minded shit - it demonstrates,
for me, our ability to translate “events” into whatever use it serves (put meaning into it).

From the American perspective: China created virus (Wuhan also has a bio-lab) and either purposely or accidentally released it....and/or Bill Gates is a “backer” so they can vaccinate everyone with underlying “tracking” (mark of the beast in some circles) ...Trump and his ilk are in a “spiritual war” against demonic forces for a globalist takeover agenda which involves a) depopulation b) FEMA death camps c) and a purposeful “dumbing down” of Americans via water (fluoride) and education system

Recently, it’s been touted that 5G “interferes” with our body’s cells and they poop out COVID (just as radio waves caused “influenza”)

COVID and now the protests are “fake news” to derail Trump.

Freaky ...yes!
Forgot about the “shadow lord” stuff! Here it’s either the Illuminati or the Masons or the “reptilians” or the “shadow government” or the “globalists”

Now, that’s not to say that people with money and influence “steer” society (uh, fuck of course) ...watched a documentary on a “Christian”
Group influencing “Washington” with all the same fervour they accuse the “Illuminati” of wielding...

David Killens's picture
@ Freaky Gin

@ Freaky Gin

"So, what's the conspiracy theory at your place?"

I say it tongue in cheek because I do not embrace whacko conspiracies, but when I run across anyone willing to put out their conspiracy theory, my response is clear.

Who stood the most to gain by releasing this virus? The toilet paper companies.

dogalmighty's picture
LOL

LOL

Nyarlathotep's picture
David Killens - Who stood the

David Killens - Who stood the most to gain by releasing this virus? The toilet paper companies.

[sarcasm]BIG PAPER![/sarcasm]

The sad thing is; a few years ago I wouldn't have felt it necessary to label that sarcasm. Sign of the times I guess.

Whitefire13's picture
David ... my thoughts exactly

David ... my thoughts exactly!!! And they worked hand in hand with sanitizer...

David Killens's picture
I am an eternal optimist, I

I am an eternal optimist, I guess it's just my nature to find the silver lining on that cloud.

Of all my activities and preferences, I am a racing fanatic. I used to race enduro motorcycles, was a wrench for a pro level motocrosser and a F5000 team. i sim race like a nut, and am incredibly active in the racing community. I even was a mod in one of the largest technically-related Formula One sites. I can honestly say I have lost track on the number of races I have attended in person. probably over 300.

Of course this virus has completely destroyed real world racing. But there have been tremendous benefits that have come out. The professional drivers in just about every big money professional series have transitioned in droves to sim racing, and many demonstration races have been conducted. In fact, this coming weekend is a HUGE sim race, the 24 Hours of LeMans.

As a side bonus, even Mario Andretti showed up in a sim race.

Many of those pro drivers have either realized on their own the value of social media, or their teams are pushing them to do it. No matter what, many are also streaming, and I get to see them up close and personal. This is a side that it rarely revealed to the public, almost all the time the drivers are surrounded by the public relations bubble and walk the corporate walk, say the corporate mumbo jumbo.

Some driver are going further, this morning I watched a renown driver, Rene Rast, stream the practice session from his phone. It was mainly garage stuff, the mechanics working on the car. But for a gearhead like me, this was bliss. I got to see how things were done, and all the many bits and bobs on the car, the technical stuff that would bore 99% of the population to death.

But for me, this is a very welcome distraction.

René Rast is a German professional racing driver and the 2017 and 2019 DTM champion. He claimed overall wins at the 2012 and 2014 24 Hours of Spa, 2014 24 Hours of Nurburgring and a class win at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona

And this guy? Charles Leclerc is the number one driver for the Ferrari Formula One team.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/642261816

boomer47's picture
@Freaky

@Freaky

Haven't really noticed Covid19 conspiracy theories here in Oz. But then I don't listen to shock jocks and their loopy callers.

People seem to have stopped panic buying. There is now more than enough toilet paper for everyone

. I noticed a rather casual attitude to social distancing when I needed to go shopping last week. I'm strict about social distancing and always wear a surgical mask in public. When I went to the shopping centre last week, I did not see another person wearing a face mask. That worries me.

boomer47's picture
@David

@David

"Of all my activities and preferences, I am a racing fanatic. "

Different strokes I guess.

Years go Adelaide hosted a Grand Prix. We could hear the noise from home,which was about 5 miles from the CBD. So,after the first year, we went away whenever the Grand Prix was in town. I was also very annoyed at the closure of public roads on the edge of the defined city square mile.

I have actually attended a car race twice. Once at a local speedway, which had stock cars and midgets. The night I went a bloke was killed racing his midget. The took the shine off THAT apple.

The second time was The 1970 Singapore Grand Prix. A mate and I paid quite a lot to sit in the stands. Every few minutes we saw the cars zoom by.

We sat in the the tropical heat and humidity for about half an hour. At that time we said "fuck this", and repaired to the Singapore Hilton for some cold beers.

.

Nyarlathotep's picture
I worked for a short period

I worked for a short period at a racetrack for a motorsports corporation. It was a very weird place to work for someone who isn't a fan of racing.

boomer47's picture
@Nyarlathotep

@Nyarlathotep

"I worked for a short period at a racetrack for a motorsports corporation. It was a very weird place to work for someone who isn't a fan of racing."

I empathise.

I once worked as a 'tray boy' at the footy. Carried a large tray secured by straps around my shoulders,and sold peanuts, candy bars, crisps, that kind of thing.

I would rather watch a paint dry than watch any given team sports .(especially cricket) So I stood there , back to the play, which suited me just fine. Wasn't a total loss by any means; I made one pound ten shillings,which was OK for a kid still at school at the time.

David Killens's picture
@ cranky47

@ cranky47

"The second time was The 1970 Singapore Grand Prix. A mate and I paid quite a lot to sit in the stands. Every few minutes we saw the cars zoom by.

We sat in the the tropical heat and humidity for about half an hour. At that time we said "fuck this", and repaired to the Singapore Hilton for some cold beers."

I understand perfectly. Sitting at the side of a racetrack and watching the cars zoom by every few minutes is only for the full enthusiast. I have also experienced that shit. I don't go to such ultra-organized events. My race weekends consisted of arriving at the track Thursday evening with massive amounts of beer, making sure I had a hospital room booked for Tuesday because of alcohol poisoning and other afflictions, setting up a tent, then working diligently to dispose of all the beer.

I don't sit in stands, I party. And hearty, if I may add.

Are you sure it was 1970 in Singapore?

Sadly, I have witnessed tragedy at the track too. Additionally, many of my racing heros, from Jimmy Clark to Gilles Villeneuve to Dale Earnhardt to Ayrton Senna were losses that crushed me at the time of their deaths.

The death of Senna traumatized me so much I turned my back on Formula One for almost ten years.

boomer47's picture
@David

@David

"Are you sure it was 1970 in Singapore?"

Certain it was Singapore? Yes. 1970? Not so sure; I arrived in Singapore in early November 1969. Left in May 1970. So I guess it could have been 1969.

Mate that's 50 years ago. There are very few things about that time of which I'm 100% certain,and that isn't one of them. I AM 100% certain it was as boring as dog shit.

dogalmighty's picture
@david

@david

I will cheer you up with a secret formula called 599xx...and some spa treatment, and occasional Laf's thrown in.

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

edit

Shit, I posted the wrong one....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc5STWdeTys

This one is excellent too...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHPXIELbqFg

David Killens's picture
@ doG

@ doG

Thank you, that salves my wounded soul.

At Monza too.

Vroom vroom.

Now I feel better

Vroom

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