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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2020, 10:53:22 am »
Haha yep, first-world problems. Things are too stable and sane to be interesting in Australia. Really are the lucky country... though I have seen a local YouTube comedian digging up some dirt...

Never heard of that guy before, that's epic level takedown  :o
I have. Plenty more like him. I found him just too selective when it comes to reporting scandals.
As selective as Sky News?  ;)

Edit: I think I'll cut it off here before I get too dragged into political shit but friendlyjordies has plenty more videos that make Australian Politics as fun as US politics.
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2020, 10:58:01 am »
Haha yep, first-world problems. Things are too stable and sane to be interesting in Australia. Really are the lucky country... though I have seen a local YouTube comedian digging up some dirt...

Never heard of that guy before, that's epic level takedown  :o
I have. Plenty more like him. I found him just too selective when it comes to reporting scandals.
As selective as Sky News?  ;)

I suppose if you watch enough of both, you wind up seeing nothing but twitter recital.

 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2020, 11:00:20 am »
I have. Plenty more like him. I found him just too selective when it comes to reporting scandals.
As selective as Sky News?  ;)

I suppose if you watch enough of both, you wind up seeing nothing but twitter recital.
Reminds me of a video that makes people angry
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2020, 11:11:40 am »
I have. Plenty more like him. I found him just too selective when it comes to reporting scandals.
As selective as Sky News?  ;)

I suppose if you watch enough of both, you wind up seeing nothing but twitter recital.
Reminds me of a video that makes people angry


Remember, the name of the game is sexing-up the age old talking points. How someone can find a way to spend half an hour telling the audience that a pollie is a corrupt POS is more interesting than the content itself.
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2020, 11:29:51 am »
Remember, the name of the game is sexing-up the age old talking points. How someone can find a way to spend half an hour telling the audience that a pollie is a corrupt POS is more interesting than the content itself.
That's ignoring the fact he sometimes brings original research and reporting to the table instead of fact checking media and providing entertaining commentary which is his bread and butter.
Edit: Don't disagree, his biggest value is sexing-up Aussie politics for an audience that otherwise wouldn't care otherwise.
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2020, 11:34:16 am »
Will watch those links to videos when I get a chance.

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2020, 02:32:11 pm »
The new "normal" over here to get a haircut:
- make an appointment
- wear a mask
- sanitize your hands while entering
- get your hair washed (no dry cuts allowed)
- enjoy the trash bag fashion - oops - throw-away cape
- get your haircut (nothing fancy allowed, like dyeing or highlights - the ladies are upset by that)
- pay haircut + extra charge for hygiene measures + tip

No coffee, no boring magazines, and no waiting. :)
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2020, 03:42:44 pm »
The new "normal" over here to get a haircut:
- make an appointment
- wear a mask
- sanitize your hands while entering
- get your hair washed (no dry cuts allowed)
- enjoy the trash bag fashion - oops - throw-away cape
- get your haircut (nothing fancy allowed, like dyeing or highlights - the ladies are upset by that)
- pay haircut + extra charge for hygiene measures + tip

No coffee, no boring magazines, and no waiting. :)





 
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2020, 04:30:55 pm »
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2020, 08:29:43 pm »
Life is not so normal in neighboring South Australia:

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/18/936175398/south-australia-enters-circuit-breaker-coronavirus-lockdown

Check the latest news, that link is 4 days old, the order has been relaxed. The situation changed dramatically when the authorities found out that a case lied, he had been working at a pizza shop instead of just buying a pizza so it was less infectious then they thought. But there is still a cluster they are dealing with.
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2020, 11:49:45 pm »
The thing that we have seen over and over again is that due to the way this stuff quietly spreads during the incubation period, everything is fine and then suddenly the sh!t has hit the fan and by the time you have any indication that anything is wrong it's already too late to stop it. If the preventative measures are working then people get the impression that such measures are unnecessary.
 
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2020, 07:53:31 am »
Life is normal in Auckland too although sales have fallen some compared to when in lockdown.....seemed like everybody needed a new scope to keep themselves occupied.  :o

How's everybody else making out with their businesses ?
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2020, 10:24:02 am »
If the preventative measures are working then people get the impression that such measures are unnecessary.

Add ignorant people and we have the next wave. Over here the second wave started with some younger people ignoring measures (hopping from one party to another) and family festivities (weddings etc.). Great super-spreader events! For example, a wedding with 55 guests caused 7 COVID-19 fatalities.
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2020, 01:21:21 pm »
If the preventative measures are working then people get the impression that such measures are unnecessary.

Add ignorant people and we have the next wave. Over here the second wave started with some younger people ignoring measures (hopping from one party to another) and family festivities (weddings etc.). Great super-spreader events! For example, a wedding with 55 guests caused 7 COVID-19 fatalities.

Naming and shaming them probably works...
 
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2020, 03:10:17 am »
Remember, the name of the game is sexing-up the age old talking points. How someone can find a way to spend half an hour telling the audience that a pollie is a corrupt POS is more interesting than the content itself.
That's ignoring the fact he sometimes brings original research and reporting to the table instead of fact checking media and providing entertaining commentary which is his bread and butter.
Edit: Don't disagree, his biggest value is sexing-up Aussie politics for an audience that otherwise wouldn't care otherwise.

It is very "NSW-centric", so viewers from other States can hardly be blamed if their "eyes glaze over" after listening for a while.

Over on Whirlpool, people continually make references to places like "the Shire", which are meaningless to those from other States, apart from confirming our opinion that NSW politics are mind-numbingly boring! 8)

I'm glad that WA never went down the path of blatant political party involvement in local government.

Don't think we don't have crooks, though----the Perth City Council have just had a whole bunch of new councillors elected, after the City was run by a commission for the last couple of years.

The crooks are much more likely to be apolitical crooks, though!

 
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2020, 03:32:41 am »
It is very "NSW-centric", so viewers from other States can hardly be blamed if their "eyes glaze over" after listening for a while.

Over on Whirlpool, people continually make references to places like "the Shire", which are meaningless to those from other States, apart from confirming our opinion that NSW politics are mind-numbingly boring! 8)

I'm glad that WA never went down the path of blatant political party involvement in local government.

Don't think we don't have crooks, though----the Perth City Council have just had a whole bunch of new councillors elected, after the City was run by a commission for the last couple of years.

The crooks are much more likely to be apolitical crooks, though!
He did a bunch on QLD with their recent elections and campaigns. https://youtu.be/p7iZDNVO7Y4 https://youtu.be/RTphssOcaPg many more, you can look on his channel. Though he does tend towards NSW. WA politics could well be an another country though let's be honest  :P Still does get some coverage https://youtu.be/-G2lBAbcWoY
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2020, 04:04:56 am »
For those interested, this is a graph of our daily locally transmitted cases per day for the last 6 months in our state.


 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2020, 09:16:14 am »
VIC is a little better atm zero new cases for 18 days and now zero cases all cured (or passed).  Its took a hell of an effort, I think it hit the teens etc hardest....difficult to mate in that environment! :-DD   But hey the latest SA outbreak showed how easy it is to go bad.  That was again an issue of international visitors and quarantine failure.   Its still effed up after all this time it can go bad in mere days!

Its just crazy stuff.
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2020, 03:54:26 pm »

I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2020, 04:10:19 pm »

I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.

Alright so long as they guarantee that screaming babies are to be in any other fuselage than the one I'm riding in.

 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2020, 06:41:34 pm »

I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.

That seems like a no-brainer. I'd expect most employers to require that too for anyone not working 100% remotely. Even with our backwards broken medical system in the US vaccination will be available at little or no cost for most people so there is very little excuse for not getting vaccinated. They really ought to require proof of vaccination to ride on mass transit too, and to enter businesses.
 
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2020, 07:41:26 pm »
I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.
Somehow that gives me an uneasy feeling. Next thing you know vaccinated people need to stitch a yellow 5 pointed star on their clothes with a V (for vaccinated) on it.
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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2020, 10:13:54 pm »
I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.
Somehow that gives me an uneasy feeling. Next thing you know vaccinated people need to stitch a yellow 5 pointed star on their clothes with a V (for vaccinated) on it.

More like UNvaccinated people will be made uncomfortable...
 

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Re: Life Is Normal In Sydney
« Reply #74 on: November 24, 2020, 10:23:57 pm »
I just read that Qantas is to require proof of vaccination from travelers, going forward...

That is likely to happen everywhere, it seems to me.
Somehow that gives me an uneasy feeling. Next thing you know vaccinated people need to stitch a yellow 5 pointed star on their clothes with a V (for vaccinated) on it.

More like UNvaccinated people will be made uncomfortable...

That's the general idea. People who refuse to get vaccinated and thus deliberately make themselves a danger to the rest of society *should* be made to feel uncomfortable. There are legitimate reasons that a small percentage of people cannot be vaccinated but these are few and far between. I'm ok with people doing whatever they please at home or on some private island, but as soon as they're out mingling in society there are rules that we all need to follow.
More like UNvaccinated people will be made uncomfortable...
 
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