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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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Blowin commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:09pm

Before he found the Lord ?

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megzee commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:14pm

A long time before Blowin…..
I think the fine Orchy beverage may have led him there...……

It's easy to be brave from a distance.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:22pm

Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay Day 1.
https://editorial01.shutterstock.com/wm-preview-450/7144680a/f94588b9/ai...
*New York State of Emergency
Qldurr says "Coronavirus is disrupting GC Commonwealth Games Lockdown !"

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Blowin commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:22pm

Not tempted to return ?

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megzee commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:40pm

Fortnightly shopping trips to Carnarvon..1986
Shower
fresh Veges [ potatoes really] and food
3kg Lima beans or equivalent..
40 liters Water [ from servo tap]
Counter meal at Carnarvon pub
Foily
McWilliams V.O Invalid Port x 2
4 bags of cement....

It's easy to be brave from a distance.

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megzee commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 7:51pm

Return to 1986......shit yeah...….

It's easy to be brave from a distance.

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Distracted commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 8:08pm

AndyM, the schadenfreude overflows when it turns out Dutton was in The States last week hanging out with Ivanka and the Attorney General.
So when does the ban in flights from the USA kick in?!

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:16pm

Errrr, just stay away...

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troppo dichotomy commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 8:50pm

Epic depiction of our future,replace the monkeys with humans when hyperinflation and crime/poverty kicks in!

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cd commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:11pm

Can't believe all these people are goi ng to the football. ???

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troppo dichotomy commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:14pm

Why do Aussies do it doggy style?
So they can both watch the footy......

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:15pm

including our PM , what a fucking moron, "Gunna watch my beloved cronulla Sharks on sat" but monday everything changes... Even with mr potato head Dutton down to the virus. With leadership like this we are really in deep shit.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:28pm

Speaking of footy, I just happened to flick past the nrl game on in Townsville tonight,
Old mate scores a try and as part of the after-try celebration he huddles in rubbing his hands together and then lays them out flat in front of the bloke opposite who mimics squeezing a little bottle of hand sanitizer into his hands!

In the background at the new stadium it looked like a full house....

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 9:29pm

I have some photos from a couple of years later (89),taken inside and on an old holden bench seat out front as very stoned grommets , living the dream, snapped all our boards , ran out of food, got a sea ulcer the size of a 20 piece, watched Paul Donda and Bentley riding amazing tubes. Will have to work out how to get them from photo album to computer. Life changing surftrip

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Pupkin commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 10:02pm

Dutton down in the real world...who's first in the Swellnet universe?

C'mon god, give us all a laugh...

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troppo dichotomy commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 10:15pm

Woke up feeling a bit weird?groggy and sore throat!!bit suss on the 17 beers and smoking smack last night but i think i narrowed it down to the 3some i had with the hookers in the back alley??

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Pupkin commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 10:25pm

Coopers Sparkling Ale-Virus coming right up tonight.

Tied up in Nottz, with a Z you coont.

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upnorth commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 10:30pm

Reckon I'm in with a shout, mrs working among infected dipshits who can't/won't follow simple advice.
Will I win a swellnet leggy or something?

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shoredump commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 11:11pm

Couple days ago I said
“ Worldwide influenza deaths for the year moved past the 20,000 mark today.
Nobody flinched.”

Sorry, that was a mathematical fuckup.
It’s 1369 a day, on average.

So today we passed 100,000 for the flu.
5000 for CV.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 11:40pm

WHO are playing down the fear factor.

* Oz Doctors say they are well overdue to sacrifice Boomers.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8102329/Coronavirus-Australia-t...
Note: Few realize Oz denies = care to over 55's + Overweight/ Sleep risk etc!

* Patients are treated with suss Gay Aids Drugs (Imagine evangelist backlash!)
https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/hiv-drugs-are-being-used-as-part-of-corona...

* Coronavirus hangs around way too long so treated patients get re infected...
https://fortune.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-recover-test-positive-twice/

WHO are saying no way impossible...so just shut the fuck up!
It's now going around a 2nd time in just as many counties .
At first doctors denied it, now consensus is yep! A 2nd Zombie wave is upon us!
tbb is Just upping the fear factor...don't be alarmed!

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 13 Mar 2020 at 11:41pm

To be fair Shoredump like Blowin pointed out when i raised dengue deaths.

It's the potential of this virus, those other influenza strains have been kicking around since god knows when, while this thing has only really just been born and is multiplying and numbers getting bigger everyday, three to six months time this one virus could have similar numbers ad 6 months is best case scenario for a vaccine.

The young and heathy will be fine, but those not so healthy and older are at high risk of getting knocked off if exposed.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 12:57am

Agree Indo, the potential is pretty bad. Double that of flu, at least. Probably X 4.
What I’m seeing though is a response that is, seriously, a 1000? 10,000? factor.
The response is going to cost lives too

#flulivesmatter

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:03am

tbb's up to date Oz Flu Shot Card + (* Record Stats) + n/a Summary
Note: Don't lose this card..booked several Govt Doctors just to tick this one off.

2016 - n/a - vaccines > n/a - cases > 464 deaths
2017 - 8.3m vaccines > 249,000 cases > *1,255 deaths (449 Unknown virus!)
2018 - 11m vaccines > 58,000 cases > 125 deaths
2019 *12.1m vaccines > *310,000 cases > 900 deaths

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:25am

geez poli's are dropping like flies..

well, not dropping yet, but a lot getting infected, kind of an occupational hazard I guess. aussie poli's might finally take it seriously now, maybe shouldn't have done so much economy over public safety hey morons?

this shit is clearly worse than any flu, and seems to have weird characteristics, I really really really hope this is not a man made thingy gone wrong... for all involved, ...not least the poor chinese people, but fuck the ccp!!!

as fucked up as china's response was, headlines now saying their nazi like eventual response bought the west time, ...but the west squandered it... you've really really gotta wonder what china knew, and know now, that the west doesn't, and they're not telling us...

scary times

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3075027/coronavirus-why-...

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 8:43am

bentley: thought I knew who you were talking about. funny dude, haha funny plus more...

I hung out with him for a week or so in sumatra. drove some crew in camp nuts, almost a punch up. it was all rather odd right from his arrival. I kinda liked him, when he wasn't too much on the god botherer trip. I don't mind a religious discussion so maybe that's why I was the only one chatting with him with civility after a few days. crew didn't mind him at first, he was entertaining, but that wore thin quick for many of them. he was going by an alias for some reason, eventually told me his real name, some classic stories

one big big day he was the only guy in the water, not great waves, but he gave it a red hot go. came in (or washed in) onto the dry reef, was standing there, board in hand, super sharp reef, no booties, totally dry, with massive walls of white water coming towards him. camp crew was yelling, hooting, and ooooohing, we thought he was proper fucked, like end of trip dead fucked. somehow he got washed backwards by smaller wall of white water, stood up again on the dry reef, the waters parted, and he walked away casually, bloody unbelievable. he put it down to a miracle, to be fair, it kinda looked like divine intervention...

classic stuff, I reckon I've got it on vid somewhere

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philosurphizing... commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 10:40am

Check out the vid at the 39 sec mark where people are getting their temperature tested out on the streets.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/coronavirus-started-in-china-but-...
Notice how the police officer doesn't even look at the reading of the first guy.
Notice how the ABC correspondent checks his own reading and says in the overdub ''even though the readings are often dubiously low''.

Seems as though XiJin(themachinethatgoes)ping's strategy is to get the economy back on its feet until the second wave of the virus hits.

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Craig commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 10:20am

A good little gif regarding why we should try and delay the onset as long as possible..

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Pupkin commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 11:54am

Short story: Bentles is a unit. He knows it, we know it.

Always says g'day.

Sypkahn, did he explain his Gary tatt?

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 11:32am

Swellnet advertising dust / bacteria masks in the pop up, now thats moving with the times! Bentley is ok, still out there on the big days, always good for a chat and a joke once you cut through the god banter, a dying breed of core surfer when you look around at all the pretenders strutting around the carpark these days with their 100k landcruisers and (dropping rapidly) share portfolios

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 12:22pm

"Short story: Bentles is a unit. He knows it, we know it.

Always says g'day.

Sypkahn, did he explain his Gary tatt?"

yeh that's pretty much the short version, long story most interesting...

no gary story

definitely a dying breed, a credit to himself really. we'll see how the strutters come out from the other side...

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 12:40pm

God bless Bentley

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Pupkin commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:06pm

Can anyone explain why the bloke who runs the country, in a lot of respects the most important bloke in the country, doesn't just do the test for COVID-19 now?

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Optimist commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:18pm

If you've been listening, there are very limited test kits and your not supposed to test unless you display the correct symptoms which Morro hasn't yet.

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Optimist commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:19pm

and God bless everyone who care about God.

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Pupkin commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:52pm

Morro?

Pissing up a rope Optimist.

What a cop out.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 1:56pm

we are living in an age of mistrust and climate of conspiracy because....

well, for damn good reasons that's why

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/coronavirus-threat-downplayed-...

I find it beyond bewildering that in this free and abundant information age we are fed more bullshit than ever in history

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 2:16pm

... abc ... complicit in the game..

...one of the better operators, but disappointing that they are often just as much spruiking the misinformation as the much condemned murdoch press are

I actually think news.com are one of the better operators. they obviously bring a certain spin and perspective, and you must read it with a critical eye (just as I must do with the abc) but they are quite often the first to break with some semblance of 'the truth'

...tear me apart if you must..

I am referring to breaking news, not opinions and editorials. I reckon the abc sold their soul long ago, as they embraced the activist, counter balance, must fight the good fight, approach to news many other outlets have done to combat the rise of fox and the like

fox is sooooo biased, but they own it!!! they don't claim to be anything else...

abc in the other hand....

but... 'I still love my abc'

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AndyM commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 2:45pm

Well, I'm going to say that the info disseminated on this site brings together a pretty good spread of useful stuff, from Joe Rogan (who would've thought?) to other obscure little Youtube bits and pieces.

Much better value than staying tuned into just the ABC or whatever.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 2:52pm

totally agree andym

I've been put on to some great sources from this site

dare I say the back and forth here is much more balanced than many other forums

I hate to like swellnet, because they piss me off in other ways, but stunet does a great job here

now excuse me, I must go wash my mouth out...

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sypkan commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 2:58pm

but before I go...

what a fucking scary combination

https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/v74vyx/indonesian-religious-leader-...

quite amazing how prevalent meth seems to be in indonesia, with 'labs' apparently in some pretty 'interesting' places

I could go into some detail, but that wouldn't be cool...

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troppo dichotomy commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 3:22pm

Please go into detail!Uncool sounds sooo interesting??

Was sad to see the sabu sabu ruin many a good man/grommet up in Indonesia.A culture totally unaware of the poison that they were messing with!The narco-epedemic originated from...................???

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 3:27pm
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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 4:02pm

[Breaking News] 1st Corona baby is born with one head.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/14/newborn-baby-youngest-person...

{Yesterdays Fish & Chips Wrapper}
WHO Expert : Babies can't contract Corona Virus (Well they can now!)
WHO Expert : You can't get Corona twice, I mean 3 times, possibly 4 or more Tops!
Guangdong 2nd Wave (14% Reinfection rate)
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-13/china-japan-korea-...
WHO Expert : Dogs can't get Corona Virus, unless you pat them of course!
https://qz.com/1818227/the-who-says-that-dogs-cats-and-other-pets-can-ge...

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 6:50pm

Jacinda Adern and NZ leading the way.
All travelers to self-isolate for 14 days when you re-enter the country.
No cruise ships incoming till June 30.

Imagine if Australia did that.
Neither can I.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/jacinda-ardern-new-zealand-travel...

"For Western governments there seems to be an inherent conflict between, on the one hand, acting swiftly and imposing mass shutdowns to protect people's health, and on the other, restricting people's freedom and destroying the economy in the process of doing so."

Interesting times indeed.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 8:03pm

Smoco won’t get tested because his ego demands that he hold onto power no matter the cost to the population if he is still leader despite being fucked up.

Same with that queer Canadian fucker who the fake left swallow cause they can imagine spooning with him.

PS Facto ....cunt....don’t even presume to joke about people catching this shit because of your political beliefs. Anyone ever noticed how it’s always those who build their public image on a wholesale and unbiased love of humanity who are the most spiteful and bitchy cunts going ? Facto pretends that he’s the champion of humanity....No Racism ! Yet he’s literally laughing when someone of a differing opinion gets a potentially life threatening disease.

Plenty of these seedy fucks about.

Re : Antifa.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 5:34am

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 7:45pm

New Zealand leading the way (again it would seem), blanket 14 days isolation for anyone who lands , no cruiseships, ideas that have been spruiked in above forum at least a week ago . C,mon Australian Government, stop being so blase! Fuckwit pseudo politicians, can hardly run the show when things are good, when things get gnarly they are left holding their dicks in their hands and still thinking about the next rugby game with stunned mullet looks on their fat faces??? Fuck me! Might be time for a trip to NZ before its too late

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 7:45pm

US is down to 200/250 Church gatherings...Hillsong won't permit that in Oz!

Aust' 500 limits Daily life: Toll bridge / Tunnel / [P] all exceed 500 people
Peak Trains (A Virus Capsule) of 1000 people. (Double Trouble on board / Station)
Perhaps run Double Timetable of no more than 3 Unit sets...(Station 'd push 500)
Airports (am) Rush + City Bus Stations + Hospital gathers 500 easy

500 Closes every Mall & Shopping Centre + Theme Parks / Shows & Gigs
Cinemas are culling numbers..
Supermarkets are now near inoperable on rations (Big Win to Bog Roll loons!)
Soon be lucky to manage 500 weetbix so no drama of crowding for that! Perhaps!

Biggest US Mall with the Waco wave pool~ 19 March take off is now a Wipeout...
https://www.nj.com/bergen/2020/03/i-was-the-first-person-inside-american...

Cruises sailed off into the Sunset...
Schools (Assembly & Big/Little Lunch are 500+ gatherings for Corona Kid carriers).
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sa-schools-warn-pare...

Weekend Netball/Footy kids are all well over 500
Weekend Lawn Bowls
Nippers dwarf 500 crowd.
All main beaches exceed 500 before Lunch...+ City Botanical Gardens / NP.

Imagine surfing Snapper with 500... you'd get a wave every 3hrs or so...How Cool!

Scomo will hold off until after Hillsong Easter Pageant for the Snapper 200 line-up.

Australian has huge weekend wrap...
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronavirus-live-updates-austral...

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 3:04pm

Um West of lake Australian travel advice is actually pretty similar.

But the reality is the risk factor from low risk countries to Aus could be similar or even lower to say someone traveling on a domestic flight within Australia.

For example some pacific island flights to Oz where there is no cases of the virus would be much safer than a flight from or too areas of Australia where there has been cases, especially considering many people on domestic flights are business related traveler so often going back and forth on flights and airports and could easily pick up the virus and spread onto others even without symptoms, while all these holiday makers coming back from some virus free Island are very low risk flights.

It's all about balance and common sense.

https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19-australian-travellers#returning

EDIT: It's now been extended to same deal as NZ 14 days self quarantine and ban on cruise ships

And before anyone says something like NZ always takes the lead blah blah blah, took them 25 years to change gun laws like Howard did and their refugee intake is still tiny compared to Australia even if compared in a per population percentage basis.

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 at 8:04pm

I,m not drawing on parties here either, i cant think of any of our (numerous) Prime Ministers in the last 20 years that would be doing any better in a crisis as this. Guess the one upside is that its a Chinese Virus and not Chinese troops that we are facing with invading Australia (for now anyhow) with this kind of leadership