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Re: Straya!

Post by NineBerry » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:46 am

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Austria is about to disappear, I hear there is no more Fucking there.
There still is. Only one of the two places were renamed

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Post by laklak » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:00 am

:lol:
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by JimC » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:16 pm

Fuck off, "China Virus", we can do better with our Aussie bats!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-07/ ... e/12958286
A Biosecurity Queensland laboratory test has confirmed a case of lyssavirus in a bat found in the state's far north as health authorities report a surge in flying fox bites and scratches.

ABLV infection in humans causes a serious, rabies-like illness that can result in paralysis, delirium, convulsions and death.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:09 pm

Paralysis, delirium, and convulsions I can cope with. Death, not so much.
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Post by laklak » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:05 am

Can't know until you try it.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:19 pm

True.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:16 pm

Iron mine Pilbara, West Australia
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Juukan Gorge. A once holy place.
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Post by Hermit » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:36 pm

There are at least half a dozen open-cut iron ore mines like that within 70 kilometres of my home, all of them holy places to the local Aborigines.
So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:41 pm

Much more importantly, those mines are holy places to global corporatism...
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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:52 pm

Here is an interesting article about a few aspects of a large survey of Aussie attitudes, which took place last year:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-10/ ... s/12955570

One of the interesting questions (#3 in the article) was "How much do you trust the following countries to act responsibly in the world?"

Interestingly, Australia was only # 2 in trust - survey respondents thought that New Zealand would be more responsible than us! ;)

Also, both our WW2 enemies, Germany and Japan, were viewed as more trustworthy than the US! How times have changed...
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Post by NineBerry » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:54 pm

Spot on on New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Germany failed this during the last weeks...

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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:12 pm

NineBerry wrote:
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Spot on on New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Germany failed this during the last weeks...
What was the failure? Covid related?
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Post by NineBerry » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:22 pm

Yes, current numbers are as high as in the US (when correcting for population)

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Post by NineBerry » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:42 pm

NineBerry wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Yes, current numbers are as high as in the US (when correcting for population)
Today's numbers

552 new deaths
23,934 new cases

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Post by JimC » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:06 am

This Aussie survey happened before covid. It would be interesting to see how the answers have changed by now...
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