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

Talking points worthy of further discussion without devolving into insult.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 12:21pm

Fucking vibrant scum

Panic-buying sparked by criminal syndicate: Dutton
By Anthony Galloway
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has revealed a joint police and Border Force operation is under way to catch criminal syndicates which are hoarding supermarket goods and selling them to black markets within Australia and overseas amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Border Force, Australian Federal Police and state police forces are investigating hoarders who are stockpiling food and other items and then selling them on for significant profits.

Empty toilet paper shelves at Woolworths Double Bay on Sunday.
Empty toilet paper shelves at Woolworths Double Bay on Sunday.CREDIT:WILL WILLITTS
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said he believed the original panic buying of toilet paper and other items in Australia was sparked by a criminal syndicate.

“We do have some people who are profiteering, they are hoarding not for their own consumption," he told 2GB's Ray Hadley on Thursday morning.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 2:30pm
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AndyM commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 2:39pm

Community is not a dirty word.

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shoredump commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 3:48pm

No bet Spykie, 100% agree not at risk 18 yo males will be on lock down with the small percentage of at risk elderly, while simultaneously giving them keys to their first V8 and a packet of ciggies.

No wait, 18 yo’s are locked out of driving V8s. Why is that I wonder

Lots of elderly folk at the large shopping centre today, stupid way to flatten the curve. A far superior way would have been to Fort Knox isolate the elderly early on, perhaps in hotels paid for by the government, while the not at risk staved off a depression and carried on

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:13pm

AUD 0.553 USD
The Australian Peso returns!
Anyone for an Emu Enchilada?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:29pm

Here’s a little reality check for the throwbacks who think it’s rayyyssiisss to call it the Chinese virus AKA the WuFlu.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/beijing-pushes-coronavirus-disinformat...

The single reason it’s not called the Chinese Virus is because the Chinese government is a tyrannical dictatorship whose controlling reach extends to the World Health Organisation.

The CCP expects the entire world to accept the same silencing oppression as its own Chinese population. The name change is CCP propaganda.....they are protesting their synthetic brand of benevolent ruler .

Every time someone uses the term Covid 19 they are perpetuating CCP propaganda and thought policing. CCP uses the false accusation of racism as just another weapon to silence dissent.

Fuck the CCP. Don’t be the stooge who parrots their party line.

WuFlu !.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:49pm

Heres another one for you Blowin

"China Did This, and Saying So Isn't Racist"

https://pjmedia.com/trending/china-did-this-and-saying-so-isnt-racist/?f...

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:59pm

As independent journalist Michael West wrote on Tuesday: “questions will be asked as to how Qantas and other large corporations can pay almost no tax for 10 years, put the screws on the price of labour in their workforces, pay themselves exorbitant executive salaries and board fees, then cry poor when things turn ugly”.

A similar debate is taking place in the United States, where the biggest U.S. airlines spent 96% of free cash flow last decade on buying back their own shares:

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:06pm

Indo....it’s not even about blame . It’s about intellectual honesty in the face of a tyrannical dictatorship with its eyes on global expansion. Every accedence to their incremental imposition of control is a little death of our freedoms.

WuFlu !

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:11pm

Australian airline industry gets a taxpayer funded 715 million. Next day Qantas and Jetstar stand down 20000 workers. Some without pay. And for up to 2 months.

Surprise!

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:12pm

Great minds singing from the same hymn book!

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-says-asian-americans-agree-in-call...

More surprise!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:19pm
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Pupkin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:21pm

Gloria, I think we've all got your number...

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:22pm

"eveeyone's talking about the least crowded indo season ever. when really we're looking at the most uncrowded oz season ever...

burliegh to yourself maybe? north narra? well, you and the few wildmen who slip through the security net, before getting massive fines...

may happen, may not... but I can almost guarentee one of our big cities will be on lockdown in a month or so. willing to take bets if you are a betting man? (I'm not, ....but willing, serious!) .....$500 to some little black person charity say?"

Not a betting man.

But unless the law stops us, guys will continue to surf, and if guys cant get to Indo or elsewhere a lot of those guys are going to go traveling in Aust on road trips, especially those down south heading north to warmer conditions or just remote places with good waves like Cactus or the Bluff

Traveling in a private car with friends of family and camping etc is low risk as is surfing, much lower risk than air travel or even catching the train or bus to work or even lower risk than many peoples work places.

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stunet commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:23pm

Cruise ships currently outnumber coal ships off the coast of Wollongong.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:27pm

Why am I not surprised to find Facto supping from the tip of Jinping’s cock ?

And embarrassingly parading his obsequiousness to dictatorship as if it’s the result of his free thinking.

Just the type of unthinking toady the Australian equivalent of the Vichy Government will be looking for.

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:33pm

OK Alan.

Or is that now the gloriously unhinged Alex Jones??

Hahahahahahahahahaha.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:55pm
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sypkan commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 6:41pm

good they moved isolating aboriginal communities

fuck waiting for smoco

tas and nt are into it

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 6:54pm

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simba commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 7:36pm

nice loaves...

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AndyM commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 7:42pm

Definitely not Nature's Own.

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keano commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 7:58pm

@stunet Counted 5 from the water at Easties this morning from the three you could see yesterday arvo. Seemed to be a large tug boat or the like sitting off one. It's getting busy out there.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 8:11pm

Not Dandy markets then Indo?

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 8:28pm

Funny you mention Dandy markets, was up that way yesterday but we decided not to go in there with this virus thing, just avoiding people.

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I focus commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 8:48pm

Blowin your description Wu Han Virus.

Given the irrational fear existing and building across communities do you think its possible for drop kicks to start connecting Australians of Asian decent with the virus, remembering irrational behavior does not require logic?

For the sake of accuracy shouldn't the scientific name be used?

Its possible origins of course will be found under the scientific references.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:00pm

No.

Australians wouldn’t do that . They aren’t doing that. Contrary to MSM gaslighting, Australians are extremely tolerant and slow to rouse.

The fact that there’s literal bus loads of vibrants staging organised profiteering raids on grocery chains- particularly the vulnerable remote regional towns - and justified posses of locals aren’t hunting them down for mercilessly taking advantage of the people who let them come here is proof of that.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/we-only-supply-locals-empty-shelves-...

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:03pm
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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:07pm

Social distancing got me some tasty little rights today and a couple of cutties interspersed with speed runs over a couple of feet of water. It was a bit of reef people don't bother with, and it was cool to watch all the rocks, fish, weed and whatever those pop plants are called (winkipop plants?) Kickout was into a nice little sand channel.

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I focus commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:07pm

Could you come over to WA and have a talk to all the 40 year old baseball cap wearing impatient fu(kwit tailgating abusive 4 wheel drivers.

You know that drop kick that tailgates you while there are 4000 vehicles stacked up in front of you doing the speed limit.

Real Aussies oi oi oi.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:08pm

Hmmm, Blowin's link of the regional food raids, might be time to don the '3228' sticker after all. I currently use it as a bookmark.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:11pm

IFocus, I know those guys. Perth got far more aggressive on the roads around Mining Boom #1 time. Probably everyone was under pressure to get jobs done quickly. Or it was just the meth.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:32pm

I Focus - Still preferable to the Chinese cultural habit of ensuring a pedestrian victim of a car crash is dead so they don’t have to pay them out

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2123499/chinese-driver-w...

That puts the Perth muppets tailgating you into perspective. Australians are aggressive drivers though ill agree. Always amazes me after coming back from Indo ,where people will let you just pull out in front of them with a wave, and to see Australians get red faced and emotional if you do 55 in a 60 zone. Does that make them irrational and arming themselves because a virus is named after its origins......NO.

PS And here’s a tip....everyone knows it’s from China anyway. If there was going to be irrational violence it would be happening. You honestly think that the only thing stopping mobs attacking is a euphemistic name ? The nomenclature is just wallpapering for the CCP image. No one else gives a fuck except for the CCP and their apologist stooges.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:29pm

I Focus....how do you know that the 4000 crew doing the speed limit aren’t real Aussies ?

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:43pm
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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:52pm

https://twitter.com/EmptySeatsPics

Vindication for the notorious twitter account "Empty Seats Galore"

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 9:55pm

Good little video on why these disease pop up in China.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 10:52pm

RBA has cut to 0.25%. How I chuckled seeing Canadian accounts earning 0.25% back in 2011... that was then and this is now. It's still funny, in a tragicomedy kind of way.

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Optimist commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 5:15am

Great video Indo...there you go eh.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 5:55am

This is easily the best I’ve ever seen a female surf.

Caroline Marks appears to have sorted out the Raggedy Anne arms and is going apeshit.

Her turns are tight , precise , with highly refined edges , precise and no spare flesh. Space fighter precision. I know you can watch the video but it can’t precisely capture just how hard edged her precise turns are.

I was high as soon as I saw it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B95G4oBnAfq/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaig...

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freeride76 commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 6:06am

"weed and whatever those pop plants are called (winkipop plants?)"

Neptunes necklace or sea grapes (Hormosira banksii)

probably edible, most algae is.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 6:50am

Everybody knows this .....except for our Government which will die clutching a handful of useless bank notes to its chest.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/19/doct-m19.html

If the country were to just be placed into complete lockdown now for thirty days then the viral spread would halt to the point that it was very manageable. We would be back to an extremely minimal numbers of cases of the virus and all cases would be accounted for and transmission could be halted.

Instead...the government is desperate to avoid the hard reality that any action truly effective must be done. They are too slow ,doing too little and they’re too late.

If the borders had been shut a month ago Australia would be virtually free of infection.

And for the Shoredumps out there who think that they’re all fine and dandy.... https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/younger-adults-are-a-large-pe...

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shoredump commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 7:02am

If this proves to be true, then point taken

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 7:54am

Can anyone answer this question?

I haven't seen it mentioned in any article.

I get that we need to have all these lock downs and measures to slow the spread etc (al just common sense)

But what happens in say a month or two, when this curve is flattened and flights are opened up again, larger groups of people allowed again etc

Wont the virus just start again on a fast upwards trend, as its crazy to think we or any country could totally get rid of it, especially when many people don't even show signs of infection or can spread it before they even know they are infected. (that's the most dangerous aspect of the virus)

So really this wont be one wave of infection as many articles or media, diagrams etc seem to paint, but this will be a number of waves, possibly getting bigger with each wave, until most of the worlds population has got it, then if herd immunity works or a vaccine is discovered, the waves will get smaller.

Is this true?

So way i see it the only real chance of controlling this thing in the future will be a vaccine and herd immunity. (most likely a combination of the two)

But even then what's to stop it mutating or becoming vaccine resistant?

Also some countries are going to be able to control these waves better than others, developing countries like Indonesia might never control a wave, which could become of a tsunami, in this case their only really chance in the long run is herd immunity, but will come at a huge cost off life's and economy.

True?...or anyone read an article on this aspect?

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shoredump commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:04am

Yep, that’s how I see it ID, it’s the only real workable option, it’s what will happen, most other ideas will remain in fantasy land.
Also Blowin, the standard American diet is called the SAD in nutritional books which is similar to the standard Australian diet. Good always comes from bad, eat well, stay well, maybe finally, after decades of flaunting advice from the experts, the population will start to listen

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freeride76 commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:07am

I'm so glad I started my seasonal veggie garden plant out a couple weeks early due to the great soil moisture profile from the Feb rain.

went hunting seedlings yesterday.....not a single veggie seedling anywhere to be found in Ballina.
Not one.

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Balance commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:24am

So without much of an understanding of such things...is this looming disaster showing us a socialist society isn't such a bad thing...would that system hold up better than what we are facing?

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:28am

Dont get me wrong, i know we have to approach things as we are, but it just seems like everything is being painted as a if we grit out teeth and do this lock down and flatten the curve, then that will be it and things will be under control and worst of it over.

Maybe I'm wrong and just dont understand it enough, but i personally cant see how that is possible, surely there will be another wave if we go back to normal/or seeming normal living.

And unless a vaccine comes up, we might have to completely cut travel off for much longer between countries that cant control it like dare i say Indonesia.

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shoredump commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:32am

FR you are a god to me. Much respect
Planting but my 8 x 5 just won’t cut it

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:11am

"So without much of an understanding of such things...is this looming disaster showing us a socialist society isn't such a bad thing...would that system hold up better than what we are facing?"

Well yeah, the more power you give the government over your life the more they can do as they like, why not go all the way and just go straight to communism?

Remember this all started in a communist country that is just the next step from true Socialism, but yeah China have got it under control, because they can basically control the people, so yeah you could say for virus Communism or Socialism isn't a bad thing, pity about the rest of your life though..

BTW. you do know Socialism has never worked anywhere in the world, time after time its failed, people often like to paint places like Norway, Sweden etc as Socialist country but they are far from it, they just lean a little more that way than other western countries.