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  • Virus Sub Forum

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    @duluth said in Virus Sub Forum:

    Save the shouting expletives at people for your facebook in-group signalling please

    Just repeating this, plus a couple of other things that should be obvious

    Please don't even insinuate that a specific individual has broken the law and/or a health order. If you want to make accusations do it on social media, preferably with your own name visible.

    Wishing death on people is frowned upon too

  • Coronavirus - Overall

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    I'm hearing rumblings from the CDC about further vaccinations and this could be problematic for me. All the boarding and care and assisted living facilities will follow terr guidance and I go to these facilities. I will no longer be vaccinated. 3 shots and 2 mild Covid experiences is enough.

    I just left a company and they're still talking about vaccinating children which a risk reward analysis does not support. I know Europe is not advocating this anymore.

    We will see what happens but I know there's going to be a lot more resistance in America.

  • Coronavirus - UK

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    @Catogrande said in Coronavirus - UK:

    @broughie said in Coronavirus - UK:

    @Catogrande Help me out then honestly.

    Hopefully, you are still lurking around here.

    The question to be considered was this one:

    "The big question that the pollies would be pondering was "if we get this wrong, which side do we come down on? Too lenient and millions of death or too harsh and an unmeasurable degree of hardship to a proportion of the population"?"

    Which route do you think you'd take, with the whole world watching

    @Catogrande understand the point you're trying to make and that's the problem with politicians. They react to fear and pressure. They would have more respect from me if they were constantly reassessing and prepared to get out of their own echo chamber and listening to dissenting positions.

    Based on the stats I provided from March 2020, conversations with a ER doc friend, dissenting positions I listened to, and male intuition, lockdowns would have ended early. I am too much of a contrarian to succumb to pressure, especially from media and government, who I have little respect for. My position was pretty clear early on, and I think my posts reflect this.

  • Coronavirus - New Zealand

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    @No-Quarter said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    @voodoo said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    @dogmeat said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    @gt12 said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    Those things are fucking terrible.

    I'm not a cake person at all, but Lamingtons are surely kiddie food. Sponge cake dipped in chocolate rolled in desiccated coconut.

    At a morning tea, my weakness is always


    Fark yes!!! Them and parties pies, I could get through a mountain of each

    100%! I get really annoyed at work if someone gets catering and they've tried to get something fancy instead of a selection of sausage rolls, party pies and those little quiches. They're also convenient in that I can load up a plate of them and take them back to my desk with minimal interaction with other people in the office.

    Forgot about those delicious little quiches!

    Only the vegetarian ones are gay 😏

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    @No-Quarter said in Alternative Covid - Challenging the Narrative:
    The Flu is so much worse it's not even funny, the whole thing is a joke.

    Can confirm. I have it right now. Two days of fever and nothing else. Feeling better today.

  • Coronavirus - Australia

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    @mariner4life thoughts and prayers. One like = one care.

  • Lockdown/Covid Check In

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    @Kiwiwomble said in Lockdown/Covid Check In:

    @mikedogz hopefully it passes with little to no symptoms

    where are you based? don't think we even have any restrictions if you test positive anymore in aus

    Labour should have done this already. You sick? Stay at home. Otherwise you can come and go as you please

  • Coronavirus memes (memes only)

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  • Traveling in 2022

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    @smudge said in Traveling in 2022:

    I've booked for Aussie (from NZ) in September. In the unlikely event self iso is still in place when I return, that's all good as I live alone...

    I'm off to Cairns and then visiting friends on the Gold Coast. Would welcome tips for Cairns - I know a guy there but he's quite busy making wardrobe space for his wife's shopping addiction so I don't want to bother him too much.

    I'm coming too!!!!! 🙂 Well I say that but we all know that decision is going to be made about two weeks prior and prolly not by me!

  • NZ Travel bubble

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    @voodoo said in NZ Travel bubble:

    @nepia said in NZ Travel bubble:

    @voodoo said in NZ Travel bubble:

    @kiwiwomble said in NZ Travel bubble:

    So, I’ve successfully returned from NZ, spent the weekend downsizing my mums place (throwing out stuff and changing 9 light bulbs), I really felt bad over the last year, if she had got sick or just old I couldn’t get over their easily to help her

    One great score was finding my old Otago and highlanders jerseys!


    Great work, I changed 2 bulbs and a door handle thingee last time I went back. The latter took me 4 x trips to Mitre 10, fark I'm hopeless at that stuff 🤣

    Next lockdown you should spend it working on your handyman skills rather than relaxing in Queenstown or hanging out on the Northern beaches. 😉

    The phrase "lost cause" springs to mind

    I'm pretty sure @Nepia is the guy that can't cook....have at him mate!

  • Corona and Sports

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    @Bones said in What’s it like having Godzone all to yourself?:

    @Hooroo thought I remembered you mentioning on here you mentioned something to your bro in front of her that upset her! Prolly making it up.

    Maybe when I was over there visiting last year. It's very likely 🙂

  • Covid-19 and keeping fit

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  • Coronavirus - South Africa

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    @Hooroo and we know for sure that @mariner4life is trolling and/or drunk. No, wait. He's both!!

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    @voodoo said in [Poll] What will the Govt decide today?:

    Barely though. I haven't ordered anything online from a butcher because the choices are so limited under current conditions. Every cafe and restaurant here is closed. I'm fucking gagging for a takeaway coffee and a vindaloo. You don't think 4 days of business will be important to them?

    We got our usual meat order last week, free delivery too, which was great given Dominoes dont even deliver out as far as we are, the booze shop wont either.

    I am sure it will be, but I just think this wil be thier (the Govt) 'happy medium'

  • Coronavirus - Media Discussion

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    @MajorRage said in Coronavirus - Media Discussion:

    Govt told the Times to fuck off.

    Terrible use of their time.

    Apr 18, 2020 Response to Sunday Times Insight article Response to Sunday Times Insight article

    A Government spokesman said: ‘This article contains a series of falsehoods and errors and actively misrepresents the enormous amount of work which was going on in government at the earliest stages of the Coronavirus outbreak.’ ‘This is an unprecedented global …

    Embarassingly comprehensive rebuttal. Journalist and editor should resign.

  • Coronavirus & Messaging Apps - Help wanted.

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    Has anyone been using Syncplay or similar apps to watch movies or listen to music with friends?

    I've been using to stream music to friends.

    Any app or service suggestions? Would love to be able to stream music to friends easily from my desktop.

  • Drivers Licence Expiring During Lockdown!

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    @Crucial said in Drivers Licence Expiring During Lockdown!:

    Do you peasants drive yourself or something?

    Funnily enough, we haven't been for the first 2 months of 2020 - and have hated it! Bali roads, licenses, insurance etc, all leads to expats renting a car + driver. And it's kinda fun for a week, and kinda crap after that!

    Can't put a price on independence.

  • Coronavirus - China

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    @Baron-Silas-Greenback I think that's the point.

    The China numbers are totally fucked but hardly anyone's can be trusted. Everyone has different testing regimes, the US had hardly done any testing (proportionately) before they had community transmission - some cases are still only testing hospitalised patients.

    That's what Bloomfield said today - the fact the we are now testing much more but the number of cases is stable is good news and suggests that while it is out in the community not to a massive extent.