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Cato

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I appologize to everyone I have joked with that "NSW man is our version of Florida man".
Victoria wanted a piece of this action too, so NSW, just concede defeat. You are no longer Florida man.
(it was not mentioned in the article if he was wearing a furry-suit or not. Maybe future updates will clarify this.)

 
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I appologize to everyone I have joked with that "NSW man is our version of Florida man".
Victoria wanted a piece of this action too, so NSW, just concede defeat. You are no longer Florida man.
(it was not mentioned in the article if he was wearing a furry-suit or not. Maybe future updates will clarify this.)

At least he didn't get them stuck up his arse.
 

Cato

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She better be careful. A bull might get confused and mount her.
She does have a point.

Why should rural farmers have to social distance and not go out into their back paddock unless <4 valid reasons to leave your house>?
It is not like there are people around to exchange diseases with.

Someone comes to my house and tells me what to do or when I can go into my backyard or shed or paddock and someone will get shanked.
 
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Scopa

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She does have a point.

Why should rural farmers have to social distance and not go out into their back paddock unless <4 valid reasons to leave your house>?
It is not like there are people around to exchange diseases with.

Someone comes to my house and tells me what to do or when I can go into my backyard or shed or paddock and someone will get shanked.
We know and agree.

Sigh...let me make fun of Pauline’s fugliness in peace, please.
 
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Cato

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YES. Victoria is planning stage 4 restrictions!
At stage 4, the christmas holidays will suck big time!

All my dreams are coming through.

I will observe 30 seconds of silence tomorrow for you guys when me, the wife, and kids do some lunch BBQ at the beach and down a couple four-ex.
Beach is nice. I like going to the beach a couple times a day.

(I still dream about the cancellation/banning of all streaming services to make sure the NBN network can handle the workload for our first responders. That would make stage 3/4 even better.)
 
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Anyone notice that the papers/news in australia over the last few days have stopped reporting the increment day by day graphs for
infections and only report the totals. Like is someone told them that is how they should report from now on?

Dont fear. I will track the the totals and generate these day by day stats for you.
 

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Anyone notice that the papers/news in australia over the last few days have stopped reporting the increment day by day graphs for
infections and only report the totals. Like is someone told them that is how they should report from now on?

Dont fear. I will track the the totals and generate these day by day stats for you.
I recall one of the experts saying a few days ago not to worry about short term (i.e. day to day) changes and instead focus on the long term trends. Perhaps they’re responding to that.
 

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I recall one of the experts saying a few days ago not to worry about short term (i.e. day to day) changes and instead focus on the long term trends. Perhaps they’re responding to that.
A rando said something about long term trends and then, in lockstep, all media stops publishing the first order derivative ?
Because long-term trends are more important?
Without the first order derivative, how do you even spot short/long term trends?

I will keep my tin-foil hat on securely and safely atop my head. Thank you.
 
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I will observe 30 seconds of silence tomorrow for you guys when me, the wife, and kids do some lunch BBQ at the beach and down a couple four-ex.
Beach is nice. I like going to the beach a couple times a day.
Tomorrow's temp here is 14. There's a chance it could snow in the mountains on Sunday.

Beach weather is over. Video game weather is in.

BBQs Roast lamb ✔
 

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A rando said something about long term trends and then, in lockstep, all media stops publishing the first order derivative ?
Because long-term trends are more important?
Without the first order derivative, how do you even spot short/long term trends?

I will keep my tin-foil hat on securely and safely atop my head. Thank you.
I mean he could’ve also been following the script, not just some rando that pushed his opinion and changed everything
 
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Still, level 4 is not enough if Victoria wants to stamp this out before we get to herd immunity (in 18 months IF we get a vaccine).
We can't risk it.
We need Victoria to go to level 9, right away. Where everyones door will be nailed shut from the outside and the army will provide a food survival package to their doors once a week.
If we don't do this for the next 18 months, all our parents, grandparents and loved ones will die.

The weekly survival box they bring you for Christmas week will also contain a small giftwrapped item!
 
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Is it just me or have all the media collectively flipped a switch and started criticising China practically overnight? Even the bloody Project were talking about China lying.
 
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Is it just me or have all the media collectively flipped a switch and started criticising China practically overnight? Even the bloody Project were talking about China lying.
Yes. And almost no one will notice it.
Reminds me of:
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday […] it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it. [...] The eyeless crature at the other table swallowed it fanatically. passionately, with a furious desire to track down, denounce, and vaporize anyone who should suggest that last week the ration had been thirty grams. Syme, too-in some more double complex way, involving doublethink-Syme, swallow it. Was he, then, alone in the possession of a memory?”
 

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Yes. And almost no one will notice it.
Reminds me of:
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday […] it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it. [...] The eyeless crature at the other table swallowed it fanatically. passionately, with a furious desire to track down, denounce, and vaporize anyone who should suggest that last week the ration had been thirty grams. Syme, too-in some more double complex way, involving doublethink-Syme, swallow it. Was he, then, alone in the possession of a memory?”
I’ve even seen Apple News recommending new articles on China lying, typically with pictures of Chairman Mao. Whatever this reality is, you and I are not in control of it.
 

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I’ve even seen Apple News recommending new articles on China lying, typically with pictures of Chairman Mao. Whatever this reality is, you and I are not in control of it.
Don't worry they still have CNN, NBC and Disney conglomerates. If they flip the script proper (they won't)...
 
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Is it just me or have all the media collectively flipped a switch and started criticising China practically overnight? Even the bloody Project were talking about China lying.
I’m astonished anyone would believe they wouldn’t have lied in the first place. Early in the piece when it was mostly just Wuhan it was obvious that if they’d been forced to admit anything was wrong then things were a whole lot worse than we could imagine. 2 months later, the world has basically shut down.
 

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I actually like Rita. I believe she’s an Iranian (?) immigrant and could quite easily play the minority woman card but she doesn’t and pushes back on that nonsense.
She's a bit weird. She's anti-Islam, mainly due to their treatment of women, even though her parents are Muslim. She's a refugee that hates refugees. She's a single mother but seems fairly conservative.

She used to work on SEN about 12 years ago, I remember people on BigFooty not really liking her, not due to her politics which weren't as well known back then, she just didn't suit a football station. Some liked her though:

Satchmo (April 2 2009) said:
She won me over with her comments on Paul Chapman at Brownlow night 2 years ago....alluding to the fact that the date he bought was a paid woman for the night because she was attractive and no way would this woman be caught dead with this guy.....where in fact it was Chapman's wife. She got suspended by SEN for those comments as Geelong had a whinge about it and thought the comments were in poor taste.

She's good value after brownlow night as she gets on and bags the WAG of players.


Harsh but fair.

I doubt Rita's doing better than Chappy though.

 

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"
Throughout greater Sydney – where two main species are estimated to live in numbers of between 500 million and one billion, or 200 rats per person, rats are normally nocturnal.

Out foraging when cafe and restaurant rubbish bins are full after an evening of trading, since the coronavirus lockdown rats have been spotted in daylight hours around peoples’ homes.

One Sydney woman reported her pet cat had killed three rats, and another reported two in her backyard.

Sydney pest exterminator Warren Bailey of ABC Pest Control told news.com.au the combination of less available food combined with recent wet weather had encouraged rats to seek food, and possibly shelter, in suburban homes.
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Good stuff. We need NSW to go into complete lockdown or the corona-rats will win.
Ban takeaway food completely.

Or else the rats will give you corona.
 

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I thought all the rats were in Canberra.
Would be really interesting.
Like LA where they have had active clusters of "Black Death" since a few years due to the rat proplem.

Would really suck to get both Bubonic Plague and Kung-Flu at the same time.

Thank god the border to NSW is closed.
 
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Would be really interesting.
Like LA where they have had active clusters of "Black Death" since a few years due to the rat proplem.

Would really suck to get both Bubonic Plague and Kung-Flu at the same time.

Thank god the border to NSW is closed.

By the way. The Bubonic Plague has been around for about 700 years.
Since it is so easy to kill off these diseases by just self-isolating for a few weeks. I look forward to a world where this, almost a thousand year old, plague will finally be killed off.

If they just did social distancing for a few weeks in the early 12th century we would never have had to suffer the black death.
People were so stupid back then.
 
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By the way. The Bubonic Plague has been around for about 700 years.
Since it is so easy to kill off these diseases by just self-isolating for a few weeks. I look forward to a world where this, almost a thousand year old, plague will finally be killed off.

If they just did social distancing for a few weeks in the early 12th century we would never have had to suffer the black death.
People were so stupid back then.
We need to bring back plague doctors.

 
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How about you stay in your fucking house and stop trying to spread shit you fuckwit.

And can matt name some IDENTITY POLITICS Labor have engaged in?

Or is he just spouting buzzwords because he's more interested in US politics than where he lives?

Don't ban me Matt, please, don't sic the mods on me.

Everyone knows you and Dundun dickhead rule this forum, can never be banned.

You're no better than Era.
 
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also, isnt matt like one warning away from being brapped as well lolz
 

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Jacina is spazzing out again because we are sending the kiwis back to kiwiland.

Jesus, she is not an attractive woman.
Unemployed kiwis are being sent home, like unemployed people of any nationality and a temp visa have always been sent home, since like forever.

Why should we house these folks if even Jacinda does not want them in her country?
 

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That's a crazy reversal. ScoMo starts giving people money and they like him again.
Be interesting to see what he does post crisis. His ‘socialist’ policies are obviously vote winners, will he be willing to give those votes away to follow the BCA agenda?
 

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What's a bigger threat to Australian children: COVID-19, the guy from Hey Dad or George Pell?


Society will survive either way. Maybe puncy rich cunts like Downer won't though.

 
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This is a very different crisis to GFC because people are literally not allowed to go to work, so any bootstrapping rebuild is out of the question. It’s a totally different beast.

One thing I know is that our incredibly strong resources industry will be our way out of any recession/depression. The same resources industry that Labor were unjustifiably targeting with excessive taxes. When the industry was up, they wanted to introduce a super profits tax that would skim the top off during the good times but offered no such reciprocal benefit to support the industry during the bad times. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. Any idiot knows that the resources industry is extremely cyclical with high highs but even lower lows. Terrible policy that thankfully never made it through. The resources industry already pays through the nose in royalties anyway.

With respect to what’s going to happen with Kung Flu, during global crises everyone rushes to the US dollar due to its perceived safety. This in turn pushes down other currencies, including the AUD. For export countries like ours, this is a very good thing as it spurs demand in import countries like China and India and thus investment in new projects. Just look back at GFC — AUD drops to 0.63 USD and we see the biggest mining boom in history over the next 3 years. I expect similar to happen now.

Don’t believe me? Just google the ASX share prices of BHP, Rio Tinto, et al. See how there were sudden drops in mid-March but how quickly they rallied and grew shortly thereafter? Now look back to 2008 when GFC hit. Look familiar? Investors know what’s up and what’s coming. Labor can crow about how they guided us through GFC all they like, but our avoiding a recession had very little to do with their policy and everything to do with the strength of the resources industry. Do they seriously think a piddly little $900 stimulus boost to low income earners saved us? Laughable. Had Labor been in power in the early-to-mid 2000s, I think we would’ve been far less prepared to handle GFC.

India is next cab off the rank after China in terms of growth and development. There’s been talk for years about them finally stepping up but we’ve had huge issues in Australia with greenie groups blocking Indian-funded projects like Alpha and Carmichael (Adani). These projects are vital to opening up the Galilee Basin, which is a virtually untouched prime thermal coal deposit, because all of the rail/port infrastructure needs to be built first. Once these are underway — and I fully expect the red tape to be cut while our economy is in the toilet — more projects and a subsequent mining boom will quickly follow because all the infrastructure is already there. India will have huge energy requirements over the next 20-30 years and they plan to get much of it from coal. It’s in our best interests (and also the interests of climate change activists) that they get that coal from Australia, not Indonesia, because ours is the cleanest in the world. Lowest ash, phosphorous, sulphur, pretty much any nasty that’s bad for the environment.

Anyway, we’re in the crisis-prosperity cycle. When things get too prosperous, we lose sight of what’s important and start handing power to people who would rather tear things down than build them up. There’s nothing like a good crisis to put them back in their rightful place on the sidelines. Enjoy the next 10 years of peace and quiet from the greenie retards.
 

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This is a very different crisis to GFC because people are literally not allowed to go to work, so any bootstrapping rebuild is out of the question. It’s a totally different beast.
It is different, but at the end of the day debt is debt, and the LNP moaned about the GFC debt for 12 years, so they deserve to get some moaning back, even if they are doing the right thing.
 
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They are sperging out because coles is too crowded.

When is VIC going to do something and stop people from dying?

We need VIC to immediately go to level 5. Shut down ALL grocery stores from the public and instead have the army deliver survival food rations to everyones home.
It is the only way forward and if you disagree you are a terrible person that basically wants to murder my grandpa!

Level 5. No one leaves the home under any circumstances. Army deliver emergency rations once a week to your dwelling.
What are you waiting for VIC, you need to do it!

Anyway, fuck china and China Delenda Est.
 
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