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Enzedder wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:16 am Thread title corrected to reflect the stupidity on show today
To be fair it's only around 500 right wing rioters dressed up as tradies that are causing trouble. The vast majority of Melbourne's 5 million inhabitants are doing the right thing and are peaceful, law abiding people.
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Clogs and his tradie mates heading out to cause trouble.

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Arent most tradies coalition supporters? Just quiet Australians working hard to own multiple homes?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:35 am Clogs and his tradie mates heading out to cause trouble.

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Melbourne seems to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
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grievous wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:07 am Police are seeming to let them do what they want. Unlike the "shoot first ask later" Victorian police. Disapoint.
I for one would enjoy the grim satisfaction of seeing a few of the loudest, most violent ringleaders copping an absolute pasting courtesy of the old beatin' stick.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:35 am Clogs and his tradie mates heading out to cause trouble.

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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:18 am
Enzedder wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:16 am Thread title corrected to reflect the stupidity on show today
To be fair it's only around 500 right wing rioters dressed up as tradies that are causing trouble. The vast majority of Melbourne's 5 million inhabitants are doing the right thing and are peaceful, law abiding people.
Yeah the edit seems to implicate us all among these total fvckheads, Enz.

Change it back please.
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MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
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When do we see the spike in infections from this protest? Saturday, Sunday or Monday? What is your guess?
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Clogs wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:00 am When do we see the spike in infections from this protest? Saturday, Sunday or Monday? What is your guess?
The spicy cough will arrive in a few days. I doubt these fvcktards will want to acknowledge it's COVID though, so it won't be until they need hospitalisation that it's officially recorded.
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jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:02 am
Clogs wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:00 am When do we see the spike in infections from this protest? Saturday, Sunday or Monday? What is your guess?
The spicy cough will arrive in a few days. I doubt these fvcktards will want to acknowledge it's COVID though, so it won't be until they need hospitalisation that it's officially recorded.
We may get lucky, they will get paid to get tested so might see some turning up for the easy money.
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jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
Well, obvious silliness is obvious. Also, silly. And the venue is Melbourne.

Whether or not it's a tiny minority of fúckheads, I'd not be willing to conclude. It's possible a sizeable proportion of Melbourne's fúckheads rolled up.
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MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:13 am
jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
Well, obvious silliness is obvious. Also, silly. And the venue is Melbourne.

Whether or not it's a tiny minority of fúckheads, I'd not be willing to conclude. It's possible a sizeable proportion of Melbourne's fúckheads rolled up.
Possibly, but your comment was this:
Melbourne seems to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
That to a lay reader would indicate the city of Melbourne, population 4,000,000-plus inhabitants.

It is estimated there were around 1,000 - 2,000 idiots out today, so not representative of Melbourne at all. Not by a long shot.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:03 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:58 am I find it most amusing that the CMFEU's reaction to CMFEU members protesting against the CMFEU was to claim the (*all or most of the) protestors were not actually members of the CMFEU.

It's Monty Python level humour.
A lot of them are clearly not members
Edit - never mind.
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MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:13 am
jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
Well, obvious silliness is obvious. Also, silly. And the venue is Melbourne.

Whether or not it's a tiny minority of fúckheads, I'd not be willing to conclude. It's possible a sizeable proportion of Melbourne's fúckheads rolled up.
Actually, reading it again and paying attention to the detail - what Slim mentioned (I found it outside a paywall in the Shepperton local paper) was -
And many, probably the vast majority of the crowd that gathered later in the afternoon, weren't even CFMEU members...
So, not even the CMFEU chap is actually suggesting that CMFEU members were not protesting, in the morning at least. He is saying there was a dickhead pile on later in the day.

I'm sorry if that doesn't suit your ALP narrative Jdog, but there it is.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:07 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:13 am
jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
Well, obvious silliness is obvious. Also, silly. And the venue is Melbourne.

Whether or not it's a tiny minority of fúckheads, I'd not be willing to conclude. It's possible a sizeable proportion of Melbourne's fúckheads rolled up.
Actually, reading it again and paying attention to the detail - what Slim mentioned (I found it outside a paywall in the Shepperton local paper) was -
And many, probably the vast majority of the crowd that gathered later in the afternoon, weren't even CFMEU members...
So, not even the CMFEU chap is actually suggesting that CMFEU members were not protesting, in the morning at least. He is saying there was a dickhead pile on later in the day.

I'm sorry if that doesn't suit your ALP narrative Jdog, but there it is.
I don't think this response was meant for me...
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jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:17 pm
Ellafan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:07 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:13 am
jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
MungoMan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am A tiny minority of fvckheads seem to be getting bit silly, really. Very silly indeed.
Fixed that for you given you are in danger of massively overstating this.
Well, obvious silliness is obvious. Also, silly. And the venue is Melbourne.

Whether or not it's a tiny minority of fúckheads, I'd not be willing to conclude. It's possible a sizeable proportion of Melbourne's fúckheads rolled up.
Actually, reading it again and paying attention to the detail - what Slim mentioned (I found it outside a paywall in the Shepperton local paper) was -
And many, probably the vast majority of the crowd that gathered later in the afternoon, weren't even CFMEU members...
So, not even the CMFEU chap is actually suggesting that CMFEU members were not protesting, in the morning at least. He is saying there was a dickhead pile on later in the day.

I'm sorry if that doesn't suit your ALP narrative Jdog, but there it is.
I don't think this response was meant for me...
No, I think you'll find it was - and you can spruik the ALP/CFMEU spin line that there are no CFMEU members protesting all you like, but no-one who isn't already a rusted on ALP voter is falling for that scam.
jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:07 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:58 am I find it most amusing that the CMFEU's reaction to CMFEU members protesting against the CMFEU was to claim the (*all or most of the) protestors were not actually members of the CMFEU.

It's Monty Python level humour.

Yeah, Ella's fallen headlong for their not-so-subtle scam by the looks of things.
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Here you go Jdog, ACTU HQ implemented the party line to be followed, but only after John Setka had already told the truth.

And the ABC of course are unquestioningly pushing this in accordance with their usual pro-ALP bias.
CFMEU boss Dave Noonan is insistent the Melbourne protests are an attempt to “co-opt” the union, and that a majority of the attendees are “far right and neo-Nazi groups”.

Mr Noonan dismissed reports that “at least half” of the protestors opposing mandatory vaccination and the shutdown of Victoria’s construction sector were genuine construction workers, instead claiming they were “anti-vaccination extremists”.

“There is no way that half the people there were members of the union,” he told the ABC.

“I’m not saying there are none, there were some tradespeople there, some union members, but they were few.
Whenever people are that aggressively insistent, and dismissive of any contrary reports, they're usually full of shit.

Like I said, it is Monty Python level comedy. No,no, no CFMEU members there, not at all. All a big mistake. :lol:

https://vimeo.com/112503950
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US Reps call for Australia SANCTIONS over “flagrant human rights violations” against protesters

American Republicans are calling for severe measures against Australia, even targeted sanctions, claiming they must be made to pay for such flagrant human rights violations” over rigid Covid restrictions.

Conservative Florida editor Ben Kew claimed, “This once thriving liberal democracy now more closely resembles a tyrannical regime,” claiming the recent AUKUS deal is ironic as China enjoys more Covid freedoms.

Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio branded Australia’s actions “contemptible,” adding, “We should expect better from one of our closest allies.”
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Dozy wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:32 pm US Reps call for Australia SANCTIONS over “flagrant human rights violations” against protesters

American Republicans are calling for severe measures against Australia, even targeted sanctions, claiming they must be made to pay for such flagrant human rights violations” over rigid Covid restrictions.

Conservative Florida editor Ben Kew claimed, “This once thriving liberal democracy now more closely resembles a tyrannical regime,” claiming the recent AUKUS deal is ironic as China enjoys more Covid freedoms.

Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio branded Australia’s actions “contemptible,” adding, “We should expect better from one of our closest allies.”

Well, they must be doing it right in Oz if the Floridians think it's wrong.
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I think you have me confused with another "rusted on ALP" voting poster, Ella.

I have never voted for the ALP in my life.
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jdogscoop wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:32 pm I think you have me confused with another "rusted on ALP" voting poster, Ella.

I have never voted for the ALP in my life.
He calls anyone who disagrees with him about anything a leftie, an ALP shill or a communist. That's how he rolls. He's the most partisan poster on this forum.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:32 pm Here you go Jdog, ACTU HQ implemented the party line to be followed, but only after John Setka had already told the truth.

And the ABC of course are unquestioningly pushing this in accordance with their usual pro-ALP bias.
CFMEU boss Dave Noonan is insistent the Melbourne protests are an attempt to “co-opt” the union, and that a majority of the attendees are “far right and neo-Nazi groups”.

Mr Noonan dismissed reports that “at least half” of the protestors opposing mandatory vaccination and the shutdown of Victoria’s construction sector were genuine construction workers, instead claiming they were “anti-vaccination extremists”.

“There is no way that half the people there were members of the union,” he told the ABC.

“I’m not saying there are none, there were some tradespeople there, some union members, but they were few.
Whenever people are that aggressively insistent, and dismissive of any contrary reports, they're usually full of shit.

Like I said, it is Monty Python level comedy. No,no, no CFMEU members there, not at all. All a big mistake. :lol:

https://vimeo.com/112503950
He's not saying there were none. There were some. You seem to be trying to create a false narrative.

As has been reported in traditional media and shown on social media, there are a lot of angry, violent and stupid young men there who have never been on the tools in their life.
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That’s the problem. COVIDmania is essentially a Marxist movement so unions who see members not being as committed as them can instantly be dismissed as non members and right wing extremists.
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Anyone else feel that "mega quake?"
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Apparently 5.8


That was farking freaky.
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Clogs wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:27 am Apparently 5.8


That was farking freaky.
Hopefully isn't a precursor to a bigger quake.
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No way was it 5.8. Ive been in 5.8 before and that was about 4 at best.
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The Demons are rising up ..
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Or it was a decent distance away
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The right wing, anti-lockdown groups have clearly co-opted the protests that were initially started by a small group of CFMEU members on Monday morning…

The pro-plaguers have been organising their loose knit group of horse punchers and dog kickers via Telegram since Monday, calling on people to dress like tradies and going so far as to hand out hi vis…
Elise Thomas, an analyst and researcher for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue who specialises in misinformation, said anti-lockdown groups were clearly taking a lead on Tuesday.

“There’s a difference between yesterday’s protest versus today’s on the organisational front, insofar that today the protest was obviously being promoted by a whole bunch of different anti-lockdown groups.

“I am not aware of any good evidence to suggest that organised far-right groups were involved in planning the protest [on Monday]. My sense is the protest started in some other way, likely offline, and then went out on the big Telegram anti-lockdown groups around 10am.”

Thomas said it was difficult to draw a clear distinction between people from anti-lockdown groups and construction workers.

“There’s not a neat binary between tradies and anti-lockdown or conspiracy groups, there clearly are people who are both,” Thomas said.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... mbers-grow

Which leads to this interesting bit of background from the Age…
The Age has spoken to half-a-dozen union people with strong links to and knowledge of the CFMEU, none of whom would comment publicly, fearing retribution or for their jobs. They say that while the CFMEU construction division is publicly regarded as a militant left-wing union, over the past 15 years its politics and practices have morphed.

Under Mr Setka, the CFMEU has left behind the strong class-based stance of its former leaders John Cummins and Martin Kingham and the Builders Labourers Federation’s Maoist leader, Norm Gallagher.

Long-time left-wing activists complain that Mr Setka has surrounded himself instead with a patronage network of shop stewards who are often related to him or, like him, from the Croatian community.

Many are, in fact, fiercely anti-communist and right-wing, with their families having fled Tito’s Yugoslavia. One Setka supporter attended a stewards’ meeting last year with a sticker on his car of a Croatian army division which fought alongside the Nazis in the 1940s.

And among these groups, anti-vax sentiment is rife.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 58tiy.html
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Farva wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:32 am No way was it 5.8. Ive been in 5.8 before and that was about 4 at best.
It was a 6, apparently.
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I was sitting at the lights in my car, I thought someone had come up and started pushing/rocking my car. Then saw all the office workers run out onto the footpath.
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Living in the top floor of an apartment building… it was a little unnerving.

:shock:
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Hearing from colleagues closer to Mansfield, where it hit. They had things falling off shelves, etc.
Im on the other side of the city though so didnt feel as big
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Slim 293 wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:36 am Living in the top floor of an apartment building… it was a little unnerving.

:shock:
A little bit browning?
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Aftershocks?
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