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19 hours ago, bunbury61 said:

That is correct - my nephew in w.a  is going ballistic .

What about bunbury?

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4 hours ago, Paul1Perth said:

What about bunbury?

 

I just asked him 

Various Restrictions since April ?

Closed borders ?

Loss of jobs - mental health issues etc ?

Total covid deaths in W.A - 9 ( nine ) - apparently ?

He's thinks its a bloody outrage .

He is part of the plandemic brigade , who doesn't believe what you are being told , by the media and the government .

 

 


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1 hour ago, bunbury61 said:

 

I just asked him 

Various Restrictions since April ?

Closed borders ?

Loss of jobs - mental health issues etc ?

Total covid deaths in W.A - 9 ( nine ) - apparently ?

He's thinks its a bloody outrage .

He is part of the plandemic brigade , who doesn't believe what you are being told , by the media and the government .

 

 

I suppose it depends what he does on the jobs front. My sons a sparkie, inlec, played golf with him today and he showed me his phone with all the opportunities for work. He works 3 on 3 off on a rig and seems to be enjoying it.

Not heard of the plandemic brigade, be interesting to understand what they believe. Do they think that all those deaths of medical workers on the front line are somehow staged by actors?

If you're not too concerned about getting out of the state, us and most of our friends aren't, it's like covid could be on another planet for us.

If the borders got opened that would change in days.

Don't know what restrictions he's talking about, we don't even have to wear masks here.

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21 hours ago, bunbury61 said:

Liverpool goes into further restrictions .

My mate was up there the other week when liverpool won the league 

In the pubs- Zero social distancing - few masks 

People across the country , like Liverpool are getting fed up with it all now .

Australians in general will do as they are told - iam afraid that won't wash here - especially in the likes of Liverpool 😀

Well if that's the case get ready for the NHS being swamped, a few more nurses and doctors dying, a few more old people dying, not ever feeling safe going out, having to wear masks, businesses struggling. 

Being fed up with it is a bit of a poor excuse. Good job people didn't feel like that when the war was raging for 5 years. Nah, fed up with this, don't think I'll bother going to the air raid shelter today, leave my lights on in the house too.

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8 hours ago, Tulip1 said:

The legal system hasn’t come to a holt because of Covid. If in two years time they get ordered to pay it back at £100pm then that’s fine. Even a lesser amount is ok as long as it’s getting paid back. They’ll have a massive student debt to pay back too so perhaps a lower amount each month would be reasonable. They’ll just have the debt for years and years.  If earning and they don’t pay what the courts say they have to they will get an attachment to their earnings and it will be taken at source. If unemployed they’ll probably have to pay it back at £1 a week or so. I expect it will get reduced down to a much lesser amount but I’d be very surprised if written off. I hope they are now realising the enormity of what they have done. Maybe not. Maybe like you say they’ll be doing it again this weekend. If they do let’s hope they get caught again. It would say a lot about their character wouldn’t it. Their parents must be either mortified or cut of the same cloth. 

They're probably art students so will never have a job where they earn enough to pay their student debt off, let alone a fine. Only chance of getting that is if they have rich parents.

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1 hour ago, bunbury61 said:

 

I just asked him 

Various Restrictions since April ?

Closed borders ?

Loss of jobs - mental health issues etc ?

Total covid deaths in W.A - 9 ( nine ) - apparently ?

He's thinks its a bloody outrage .

He is part of the plandemic brigade , who doesn't believe what you are being told , by the media and the government .

 

 

There are almost no restrictions in WA other than the border. Stadia capacity is limited to 25,000 as opposed to 50,000 but that’s hardly significant.

The unemployment rate is trending downwards and is currently at 6.8%, compared to a 20 year average of 6.3%, with 75% of jobs lost during COVID now recovered. it’s not perfect, but in the current climate where the global economy has contracted by around 4%, the results are quite impressive.

The state government and its actions have massive public support (circa 80% approval rating for the premier). I hope your nephew is doing ok, but his opinions on WA in general are very much in the minority.

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2 hours ago, MacGyver said:

There are almost no restrictions in WA other than the border. Stadia capacity is limited to 25,000 as opposed to 50,000 but that’s hardly significant.

The unemployment rate is trending downwards and is currently at 6.8%, compared to a 20 year average of 6.3%, with 75% of jobs lost during COVID now recovered. it’s not perfect, but in the current climate where the global economy has contracted by around 4%, the results are quite impressive.

The state government and its actions have massive public support (circa 80% approval rating for the premier). I hope your nephew is doing ok, but his opinions on WA in general are very much in the minority.

Whatever mate - I don't live there ?

My nephew is fine 

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15 hours ago, Tulip1 said:

The legal system hasn’t come to a holt because of Covid. If in two years time they get ordered to pay it back at £100pm then that’s fine. Even a lesser amount is ok as long as it’s getting paid back. They’ll have a massive student debt to pay back too so perhaps a lower amount each month would be reasonable. They’ll just have the debt for years and years.  If earning and they don’t pay what the courts say they have to they will get an attachment to their earnings and it will be taken at source. If unemployed they’ll probably have to pay it back at £1 a week or so. I expect it will get reduced down to a much lesser amount but I’d be very surprised if written off. I hope they are now realising the enormity of what they have done. Maybe not. Maybe like you say they’ll be doing it again this weekend. If they do let’s hope they get caught again. It would say a lot about their character wouldn’t it. Their parents must be either mortified or cut of the same cloth. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8790569/Half-Covid-penalties-handed-police-not-paid.html

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Victoria has only 7 new cases today. 

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22 minutes ago, Parley said:

Victoria has only 7 new cases today. 

That’s really good. I bet Dan still won’t budge though. Numbers aren’t so good here.  It’s getting really bad again, particularly in the north. 

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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Victoria has only 7 new cases today. 

Meanwhile the wheels are coming off in NSW, 11 new local cases just as the Premier is engulfed in a personal crisis.

 

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12 hours ago, bunbury61 said:

 

I just asked him 

Various Restrictions since April ?

Closed borders ?

Loss of jobs - mental health issues etc ?

Total covid deaths in W.A - 9 ( nine ) - apparently ?

He's thinks its a bloody outrage .

He is part of the plandemic brigade , who doesn't believe what you are being told , by the media and the government .

 

 

Suicide rates just published.  They are actually down on last year.  Go figure.

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Now finding that CV  can cause total and permanent hearing loss.  

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10 hours ago, Marisawright said:

Suicide rates just published.  They are actually down on last year.  Go figure.

I’d be really interested to read any follow up studies on this - I wonder how much an absence of socialising/social anxieties during lockdown was a factor in the reduction, if at all.

Very interesting opportunity to explore some of these issues in a way that might never have been possible (and might never be possible again).

On a separate note I’ve been wondering throughout this pandemic whether filmmakers have snuck out and used the opportunity of empty streets to film some post apocalyptic scenes on a low budget in areas that would otherwise have been impossible!


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11 hours ago, Marisawright said:

Suicide rates just published.  They are actually down on last year.  Go figure.

Hmm....let's see what they are next year  .

As iam sure you are aware, this isn't over ....far from it .

The furlough payments are now coming to an end , and the job losses will start .

And the " knock on " job losses will come later .

I could go on and on about the housing and stock market crash that is predicted in the u.s .

People are living the big cities in the u.s ,in big numbers 

Our govts have borrowed billions , and at some stage it will have to be paid back .

You can take london, melbourne or any other big Western city .

When people who work in these cities , are now working from home , what happens to all of those businesses , that rely on their trade - the florists - the cafes - the bars - the theatres ?

These people have mortgages and rent - maybe they have had temporary relief , but that will end - what then ?.

What happens to the people , like my daughters , working , as I type , from home .

How long is that good for their mental health to have minimal human interaction,  that an office environment provides ?

What if people have issues ,such as banks , doctors , legal advice - but you can't get to see anyone , because these businesses are only operating over the phone ?

What happens if you are waiting since March for a minor operation , such as myself , but it can't be done because of covid ...its a meniscus tear ( torn cartilage) , but iam managing to excercise and work- and get on with it .

But what if it was a major knee operation that couldn't be done- and due to that I lost my job , and all the knock on effects ? 

Thats just a few examples - and there are many , many more 

Most havent even raised their heads yet ....sadly , a long way for these things to pan out .

 


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41 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

I’d be really interested to read any follow up studies on this - I wonder how much an absence of socialising/social anxieties during lockdown was a factor in the reduction, if at all.

Very interesting opportunity to explore some of these issues in a way that might never have been possible (and might never be possible again).

On a separate note I’ve been wondering throughout this pandemic whether filmmakers have snuck out and used the opportunity of empty streets to film some post apocalyptic scenes on a low budget in areas that would otherwise have been impossible!

An alternative take on lockdown stresses could be a counter narrative about the reduction in stress from people working from home, not having to commute, not having to interact with parents or siblings, security of rental.

Another interesting study would be the incidence of road accidents

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22 hours ago, Paul1Perth said:

Being fed up with it is a bit of a poor excuse. Good job people didn't feel like that when the war was raging for 5 years. Nah, fed up with this, don't think I'll bother going to the air raid shelter today, leave my lights on in the house too.

I wondered about this too during the lock down.  From what I can find online, the legendary Blitz spirit wasn't embodied by all and whilst most were pulling together, there we those who were not.    Abandoned and bombed buildings  were looted, dead bodies robbed of jewelry, lots of abuse of the rationing system, not following compulsory work orders, charging people for access to crowded air raid shelters etc.  I suppose some people will always put their own convenience first, whatever the circumstances.  

 


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3 hours ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

I wondered about this too during the lock down.  From what I can find online, the legendary Blitz spirit wasn't embodied by all and whilst most were pulling together, there we those who were not.    Abandoned and bombed buildings  were looted, dead bodies robbed of jewelry, lots of abuse of the rationing system, not following compulsory work orders, charging people for access to crowded air raid shelters etc.  I suppose some people will always put their own convenience first, whatever the circumstances.  

 

when are you emigrating? 

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4 hours ago, simmo said:

when are you emigrating? 

A day after you move onto my street 

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5 hours ago, simmo said:

 

 

 

9 hours ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

I wondered about this too during the lock down.  From what I can find online, the legendary Blitz spirit wasn't embodied by all and whilst most were pulling together, there we those who were not.    Abandoned and bombed buildings  were looted, dead bodies robbed of jewelry, lots of abuse of the rationing system, not following compulsory work orders, charging people for access to crowded air raid shelters etc.  I suppose some people will always put their own convenience first, whatever the circumstances.  

 

And contractors building air raid shelters with cheap half fired bricks and less than half the cement needed and without doorway blast walls, some collapsed when bombs dropped well away From them.

Black market booze and food

there is though an apocryphal story of a shelter being built and part of the roof shuttering breaking but the labourers kept on mixing and placing until concrete ran out of the doorway, that would be a bit of a demolition job!

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10 hours ago, bunbury61 said:

Hmm....let's see what they are next year  .

As iam sure you are aware, this isn't over ....far from it .

The furlough payments are now coming to an end , and the job losses will start .

And the " knock on " job losses will come later .

I could go on and on about the housing and stock market crash that is predicted in the u.s .

People are living the big cities in the u.s ,in big numbers 

Our govts have borrowed billions , and at some stage it will have to be paid back .

You can take london, melbourne or any other big Western city .

When people who work in these cities , are now working from home , what happens to all of those businesses , that rely on their trade - the florists - the cafes - the bars - the theatres ?

These people have mortgages and rent - maybe they have had temporary relief , but that will end - what then ?.

What happens to the people , like my daughters , working , as I type , from home .

How long is that good for their mental health to have minimal human interaction,  that an office environment provides ?

What if people have issues ,such as banks , doctors , legal advice - but you can't get to see anyone , because these businesses are only operating over the phone ?

What happens if you are waiting since March for a minor operation , such as myself , but it can't be done because of covid ...its a meniscus tear ( torn cartilage) , but iam managing to excercise and work- and get on with it .

But what if it was a major knee operation that couldn't be done- and due to that I lost my job , and all the knock on effects ? 

Thats just a few examples - and there are many , many more 

Most havent even raised their heads yet ....sadly , a long way for these things to pan out .

 

Agree with all that bunbury. Always talk about the next crash. Everyone knows it's coming, just predicting when is the trick.

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13 hours ago, Paul1Perth said:

Agree with all that bunbury. Always talk about the next crash. Everyone knows it's coming, just predicting when is the trick.

Within the next 6 months the experts reckon - and its going to be huge ?

And as I mentioned yesterday ...meanwhile in Liverpool 1655259345_Screenshot_20201015-131211_SamsungInternet.thumb.jpg.1e53c834709963279aff5ef839353d57.jpg


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We have people who for whatever reason will not abide by the lockdown 

Some of the areas with large immigrant populations are spiking , because they are either being told its not dangerous or they are being told that its a myth - so business as usual - I have heard it 1st hand .

Other sections of the community - as soon as you get a tory minister saying " you are in lockdown , all pubs, gyms  and cafes are shut " - thats red rag to a bull .

They will find away to have a night out - whether its a rave somewhere in the sticks or having a quiet lock in at the pub .

People can blame boris Johnson or whoever the incumbent is , they won't stop it .

We could end up with open disobedience 

 


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16 hours ago, Paul1Perth said:

Agree with all that bunbury. Always talk about the next crash. Everyone knows it's coming, just predicting when is the trick.

Just listening to labour mayor of Manchester- andy Burnham- worth a listen .

And all those ,who think that the mental health , job and social issues are coming to an end - should bloody think again .

Andy Burnham wants a national lockdown , but the govt can't and won't fund it .

We have a North- South situation rising up .

Social unrest and disobedience ahead ,as I alluded to yesterday, could become a reality .

People of the North have genuine legitimate concerns , jobs , debt and subsequent mental health , but watch the  nutjobs , such as antifa , arrive on the scene and get  involved .

 


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