WA Lockdown: "surfing is not deemed exercise"

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

During the snap lockdown in Perth on the weekend, video captured by Tania Robbins appears to show police patrolling the coast, telling surfers on loudspeaker that "surfing is not deemed exercise. Be responsible, go home."

In previous lockdowns across other states, surfers were still allowed to get their daily dose of exercise, though limited to a certain radius of movement. Lucky for the CT the lockdown measures have since eased, otherwise we'd all be watching the pros doing squats and burpees on the stairs overlooking Main Break.

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scott.laurenson Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 4:58pm

The Australian bureaucracy is out of control. Time to leave the country or start outing the apparatchiks who behave like this.

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Blowin Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 4:59pm

Remember a few days ago when crew on here were claiming Australia wasn’t trending towards authoritarianism? From little things, big things grow.

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tubeshooter Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 5:10pm

Perhaps a remake of an old classic to sum of it up ,, ' Surfin' W.A'

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fitzroy-21 Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 5:38pm

If surfing isn't deemed as "exercise", why then are pro surfers referred to as "elite athletes"?

From WA's Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray: "Importantly, it also boosts the profile of the sport in the State and gives our great local talent an opportunity to compete with the world's best through the competition's local wildcard entry."
https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/12/Margaret-Riv...

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channel-bottom Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 5:34pm

Is what those people are doing in that dribble close to shore even considered surfing?

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 6:36pm

The boatie is wise; he is giving some essential advice about the break.

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batfink Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 5:38pm

It’s not authoritarianism blowin, it’s petty bureaucracy. Australia has been world champions of that for a long time.

I can understand why they closed the beaches when they did, but it shouldn’t have been for people getting in the water, just those damned landlubbers. It never made any sense. If they said get in the water then go home, fine. As it was, I was out of the water for 3 months, blowin didn’t miss a day though, and tourists were banned so he had the beach to himself. :-)

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Blowin Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:27am

Demanding forms are produced in triplicate is petty bureaucracy, locking 2million people in their homes because one person tested positive for a virus in a state with a population density lower than one person per square kilometre is authoritarianism. Criminalising surfing in the vast Indian Ocean because one person tested positive for a virus is incontrovertibly authoritarianism.

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farkenkook Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 5:07pm

yeah fuck em

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soggydog Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:33pm

The whole state was able to go surfing, we all went to work on Monday, the city shut down for 3 days, most people complied with the minor mandates asked of them, it’s hardly an authoritarian distopia.

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:19am

No Blowin, getting raped by a priest and having nowhere to go and no-one to talk to about it because no-one would believe you is authoritarianism. Having police pick you up for nothing, harass you, beat you up then throw you out in the gutter and not having any avenue to report it is authoritarianism. Having corrupt pollies getting brown paper bags full of cash for turning a blind eye is authoritarianism.

Setting fire to a ghost train ride because your little mate wants to buy up Luna Park site for a housing development, then having a head cop go in and get the bulldozers in to get rid of all the evidence before a proper investigation is done is authoritarianism.

Having a couple of days lockdown in Perth and Peel districts during a pandemic is just precautionary, smart practice. State population density is a complete red herring. I could equally say that 99% of the state was left unhindered.

Telling people that going surfing is not deemed exercise, is, petty bureaucracy.

You’re old enough to remember what it was like in the 60s and 70s even. Perhaps you lived a golden childhood somewhere in the sticks, or perhaps you have just forgotten what real authoritarianism looks like.

This ain’t it. Respectfully.

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 8:38am

I wish I had your rose coloured glasses. Each state is conveniently finding "cases" not deaths (which they don't talk about anymore) just before the expiration of their state of emergency. If I wasn't so trusting I'd say they're manufacturing reasons to extend the state of emergency so that the emergency authorisation of their clotshots can continue. How else are you going to coerce the population to take an untested vaccine that uses messenger RNA to get your body to begin producing a spike protein that it then forms antibodies against. Exactly when your body stops producing these spike proteins is anyone's guess. Oh... that and the fact that it's causing a lot of well documented & severe side effects.

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wallpaper Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 12:57pm

Might be better off sticking to your cutbacks bretto. Science is clearly not your thing.

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 1:05pm

Mate :) - You're talking to the Guy who's read the primary documents... Y'Know... the ones that you don't even know exist. The manufacturers data sheets that show exactly how the studies are performed and how these products are not evaluated against a true inert placebo.... the documents that show how most of these clotshots will use an active comparator control group... but that might be getting a little too sciency for you... now f..k off you f..kin drone!

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wallpaper Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 2:15pm

not the sharpest fin in the box are you mate.

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 4:28pm

Firstly I'd like to apologise for my initial aggressive tone... and your comeback was shit...

I'd like to make 2 simple assumptions:

1. You'd have to go and Google what an Active Comparator is in the context of the vaccine studies.

2. Your actually knowledge the subject is quite limited and your only source of information on these topics is what Karl, Kochie and the nightly news tell you.

My problem with the above assumptions, if true, is this.

They are currently leading us down a path where you think it's OK for our basic freedoms to be removed on the basis of a lie.

1. The PCR test provides massive amounts of false positives due to the the excessive cycles being used. (

&t=260s) - Straight out of Fauci's mouth that above 35 cycles you can't reproduce the virus and confirm the positive result. I personally confirmed with a lab technician here in Australia doing the actual tests that we were running 40-45 cycles.

2. Death statistics have been padded by including people that died with Covid not just the people that from Covid.

3. Effective treatments that have been available for 50 years and have been shown to work have been banned by the govt because emergency approval of vaccines is only possible when no viable treatments are available. Fauci himself wrote a paper on the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine against Coronaviruses.

All of the information above is available to anyone who gives a shit whether we're being lied to in the most monumental way. In a way that is actually a threat to the freedoms of my family and yours.

How's that for f..kn sharp?

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Robo Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 6:09pm

We don’t have time or care what Karl and Kochie have to say lol, you seem too though haha.

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wallpaper Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:44pm

you're an idiot.

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wallpaper Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:52pm

actually sorry bretto - that was uncalled for. I meant to say hmmmm interesting...nah just kidding. you're an idiot

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 9:55am

You can't even understand the facts so you resort to single word insults :)

I'd love to play with you all day, but my recommendation is for you to go and get the clotshot. What harm can it do right?

While you're at it, stock up on masks and hand sanitiser and don't worry your little Fluoride ridden brain about the inconsistencies in the narrative. It's easier for people like you to just follow.

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wallpaper Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 6:17pm

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here and it's pretty clear that neither do you. What 'narrative' and where are the 'inconsistencies'?

I thought I'd take a little look at your first piece of 'evidence' i.e. (as per your post)

"1. The PCR test provides massive amounts of false positives due to the the excessive cycles being used. (

&t=260s) - Straight out of Fauci's mouth that above 35 cycles you can't reproduce the virus and confirm the positive result. I personally confirmed with a lab technician here in Australia doing the actual tests that we were running 40-45 cycles."

you clearly do not understand this. Fauci was talking about using the PCR test (by the way, do you even know what PCR stands for, or what a polymerase is or does?) to detect the presence of active virus on surfaces or in droplets or aerosols. This was nothing about 'false positives'. He was just saying that if you have to run a sample through 30 or 40 PCR cycles before you can get to a piece of nucleic acid that matches a bit of Covi19, then it would be very difficult to say that anything in the sample would be infectious because - and he does say this - you might just be polymerising bits as little as isolated nucleotides and it takes far more than that to constitute a viable virus. He meant you couldn't say the sample was infectious. It was nothing to do with a 'positive result'. In fact if it takes you 50 cyles to get a result, it's still positive in the sense that the sample contains at least bits of virus.

alos great story about the lab technician.

You're confused.

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glassworks.san-... Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:33am

good on'ya
a lot off tools are going to yell when its To Late

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radiationrules Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 2:19pm

you can't be serious; putting that information up and calling it "science". In terms of double-blind placebo testing, being the gold standard, did it occur to you that vaccinating 60 million people in the UK (alone) is a substantial "test". A little bit more convincing that "studies" you've read I imagine.

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 3:56pm

As far study time frame goes, your example is very, very short and does not even considering long term complications.

If you also consider that the MRNA vaccines have NEVER, EVER been used on the population before and Moderna has NEVER EVER released a clotshot before, then my confidence begins to erode.

I'm not saying YOU shouldn't get it, I'm saying that with a survival rate of 99.7% I'd find it hard to justify getting an EXPERIMENTAL shot that literally has documented FATAL side effects and fails to prevent transmission.

If you're happy to ignore all of the documented facts I've outlined above, I'd say that your example of what constitutes quality science is pretty short sighted.

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peabo Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 4:53pm

Stop calling them clotshots you fucken goose

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farkenkook Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 5:12pm

I thought "clotshots" was the highlight of this dribblefest

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radiationrules Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 5:31pm

CutbackBretto:

1. Its hard to believe on the very day that more than 1 person is dying every minute in India and they have more than 300,000 new infections per day that you can raise such self-entitled, NIMBY comments.

I could mention the infection rate in the US here to; or the sequelae rates globally, or some other conflated arithmetic - but the India situation alone is HORRENDOUS.

2. When you went to school, I'm sure they gave you polio and smallpox injections; and I'm sure your parents didn't feel so self-entitled as to question the health authorities as to the veracity of their vaccines. So unless you're an epidemiologist working for Medicine San Frontier's, your opinion is pseudo-intellectual chaff.

3. In the 20th century alone there were 300,000,000 deaths from small pox, the last in 1975. When did you say you were born? The number of deaths in the 21st century from small pox - zero. The problem was solved by vaccination. Go look at the pictures of children suffering.

4. By necessity, due to the veracity of the transmission process, all of the proposed vaccinations for CV-19 are being tested in relatively "live" environments, compared to similar 20th century global initiatives; that's because 3,000,000 people have already died in less than 12 months and in some country's the transmission rates are still out of control. The death rate is a lag indicator.

By way of contrast, the possibility of "death by vaccination" for the ONLY virus vaccination that has created complications is 1/250,000. The rest are 100% safe.

I don't know how your brain works but mine assesses the above and says: I'm gonna have the vaccine, whichever one they tell me to have, coz there's only a 1/250,000 chance of me dying and every minute I don't, at least 1 person has died somewhere in the world, due to the lack of a long-term solution global solution. The only long-term global solution is by way of vaccination.

I accept the responsibilities and obligations that come from living in the herd - do you?

Seriously I don't want a keyboard battle, your self-entitled, ill informed, micro-perspectives actually make me want to cough all over you, with COVID, and then watch you go crying to the nearest public health hospital looking for free help.

Nonetheless, I wouldn't do that - because it shows a lack of compassion. I'd invite you to think more compassionately tomorrow too.

RR

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 5:52pm

I also do not want the keyboard battle... so good for us.

I will say however that everything you've specified above is purely regurgitation and demonstrates that you've looked no further than your TV for information. Your view on reality is far removed from what is actually happening.

You go do the good thing for "The Herd". I'm happy in the truth that good health doesn't come in a needle.

Go Jab yourself :)

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:28am

Amazing, you claiming RR is speaking pure regurgitation, and yet every internet anti-vaxer has exactly the same talking points, in the exact same order, using the same words, with not a skerrick of doubt about the bull they are being fed from rubbish internet sites, yet being totally incredulous about anything that comes from the mouth of anyone with scientific credentials.

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bonza Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 9:55pm

excellent comment RR

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Where-is-albo Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 8:45am

+1

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 9:50am

Wow... the brainwashing is strong in this crew.

This virus literally has a 99.7% survival rate but you lot think you're doing everyone a service by adhering to these bullshit rules and lining up for a clotshot that has DOCUMENTED FATAL SIDE EFFECTS and DOES NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION.

You fucking drones have lost the ability to think for yourselves.

Yes it's an insult because it's this type of dead set fuckin zombie thinking that will have your children's basic personal freedoms stolen for generations to come.

Keep following these bullshit rules that they're just pulling out of their asses with literally no basis.

If this was actually a serious situation and the statistics weren't being clearly manipulated and weaponised to make the hordes of Fluoride guzzling fools comply, I'd agree with you and I'd be lining up too.

But it's clearly not and if you're scared of this thing then you honestly haven't looked any further than the nightly news.

The initial 2 weeks to flatten the curve has turned into comedy show of disturbing proportions and you lot are still amused.

You really think these slimy politicians and health officials have your best interests at heart?

That's another level of Stockholm Syndrome right there.

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seaslug Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:05am

Mate, the only jab you should get is from Paleo Pete Evans, I recon you'd be a right tight fit together wink wink

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:17am

Another big thinker over here! There's no shame in not understanding. I know I've used some uncomfortable facts that take some time to process. It's called cognitive dissonance.

85,000 at the footy but we have a public health emergency that requires locking down entire cities / states / countries? Fucking laughable that people like you follow this shit blindly without question. Says a lot about your ability to think critically.

Keep chugging down the Fluoride and getting your nightly dose of propaganda.

Your children will thank you for surrendering their medical freedoms.

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seaslug Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:29am

Mate, I get all my info from the mighty respected Viz magazine, Nobby's Piles and Johnny Fartpants are highly informed on all matters

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:30am

Slightly humorous.

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wallpaper Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 7:06pm

Pete could be the Covi19 spike protein to Brettos antigen receptor

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Hiccups Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:16am

I love how gronks like you think you're the only ones that don't get their information from the television.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:20am

The only possible way people can still think this is a real emergency is if they ARE getting they're information from the TV and the other standard outlets. I may be a gronk in your opinion, but I say good on you for contributing to the conversation in least meaningful way possible.

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freeride76 Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 12:38pm

You think there is an emergency happening in India Bretto?

or just media hype?

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 12:48pm

Considering that India had deployed Ivermectin and their case numbers were well and truly on the decline, I would say that the numbers we're seeing are being used to generate fear to push the clotshot. Since the beginning of their clotshot rollout the numbers have begun to skyrocket. If I believed the tripe their selling us on TV we'd need to have biohazard bins everywhere to ensure safe disposal of masks. If you look into the history Bill Gates in India you'll find a mountain of psychopathic activities that have been well hidden by an excellent public relations campaign.

Additionally, if anyone cared to spend the time, they'd see that Hydroxychloroquine was banned based on studies designed by the WHO that were delivering 4x times the recommended dosage to the study participants and it was killing them. This was used by "Health Experts" & "Health Authorities" in the western nations to ban an effective treatment. They can't have effective treatments if they need to have emergency authorisation on the clotshot...

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AndyM Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 2:40pm

Hahahaha, this is hilarious.

Regressive Gronk Bingo!

We've got fluoride, we've got anti vax, there's a variation on "sheeple" and now we've got Bill Gates.

Fuck mate, please mention 5G, I've got a lobster riding on it.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:14pm

You really don't know how stupid you are, do you?

That's fucking hilarious :)

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AndyM Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:20pm

Pray that you never need antibiotics, painkillers or an anesthetic.
And pray that no one you care about gets an easily preventable disease due to Stone Age beliefs about vaccination.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:25pm

I've mentioned none of those and have used them when I had to. You didn't address any of the actual facts I've outlined. I clearly know more about it than you and you respond with nothing relevant. You keep thinking they've got your best interests at heart and I'll pay attention to their actions and the facts.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:37pm

Says the man whose never read a vaccine datasheet.

Says the man that doesn't know the mechanisms by which the measles creates encephalitis.

Says the man that has no idea how much Aluminium is in the Hep B jab that most kids get on day 1 of life.

Says the man that has zero idea that Gardasil's approval process was about as shady as it gets.

Says the man that has no idea how Macrophages can transport Aluminium across the blood brain barrier, not to mention how Polysorbate 80 contributes to this effect.

No you're right Andy... You're real smart. I really don't know anything about this stuff.

P.S. - I put my money where my mouth is on this issue. Day care costs us an extra $26,000 per year because of what I know. How's your level of confidence in your knowledge?

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Where-is-albo Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:52pm

Chill Bretto. You have made your point.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:55pm

Fair point. I'm content to leave this here for posterity.

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AndyM Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:09pm

And mate, you suppository of all wisdom, please tell me more about Bill Gates and his psychopathic activities in India ;

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AndyM Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:05pm

My understanding is backed by decades of rock solid evidence.

Indisputable.

I’m getting the feeling that you essentially reject modern medicine.

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 3:19pm

Stupid was a little harsh. I'm simply amazed at the incredible number of inconsistencies that someone like yourself is willing to tolerate before you realise that the shitty smell is coming from your TV.

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danielclayton1 Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 2:53pm

99.7 % recovery rate. Couple that with the CDC release recently, that only 6 % of ALL deaths reported as COVID can be wholly and solely attributed to COVID, and well fuck me, thats a four fifths chance of fuck all that boogie woogie will get ya. Death rate 0.03 x total covid death 0.06 = peanuts, and that isn't even factoring in the miniscule chance you are going to get it. 1 positive case in a state, and its locked down. 20 deaths from a Vax, and we continue the rollout. Lets not to forget that during lockdown it is okay to visit Dan Murphys and go home and suck piss in a dark room to get you through, but you can't walk your dog, get some exercise, get in the water, get some sun and salt on your face. Fuck me, death from obesity and diabetes blows covid deaths outta the water, but we are not being advised to stay 1.5 m away from cheeseburgers. Government mismanagement, and selective release of information around this whole shit show is astounding. Head on a stick at 6 pm tells you fuck all....

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CBB, I read through your vast number of comments about the COVID-19 response and various statements here and there. I'm not here to attack what you have specifically said as it is quite obvious you have very strong views of the situation at hand. Some of your comments I have looked into to see what 'facts' actually sit behind them, and some I have not (for lack of time/effort).
This one particular above relating to India and the Invermectin use caught my attention and I looked at a few linkages regarding this, as well as clinical studies which showed some benefit gained by front-line hospital workers, etc. - at least from a couple of studies. One in particular (https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/health/covid-19-states-ignore...) linked to a Dr who insists that it is useful to continue to use, and appeared to make strong statements regarding the use and effectiveness of it, etc. But then unfortunately he managed to completely self-ridicule himself by the statement towards the end of the article:
"“Australia has triple therapy protocol for COVID-19 which includes Ivermectin, Zinc, and Doxycycline. This is being widely used in Australia and it controlled the spread of COVID-19 very well. Bangladesh too has successfully implemented this protocol of Ivermectin. It was only after Australia successfully controlled the disease, WHO started talking about this ‘wonder drug’,” he said."
This is completely untrue and Australia has been successful due to our bloody lock-downs! So he just lost all potential 'clarity' or sensibility on the subject. Shame, he was doing so well right to the end...

One must remember that India now has the rampant and more infectious UK variant as well as the double-mutant strain; this alone more likely accounts for the sudden increase in their case loads, not the fact that they are now using covid vaccines - which I think is what you appear to be suggesting. I wasn't entirely sure what TBB was cryptically suggesting in his lengthy post, but it appeared, sadly, to be along a similar line - that the covid vaccines were causing covid cases?
Sorry guys, that's far and away the silliest thing I've read in a long time. Do you really think that every government in the world wants their population to be sick and dying? Is this some kind of 'mass kill' process, do you believe?

And herein lies the problem: you keep saying that 'they' want us to have the so-called 'clotshot', but why do you insist this is worse than taking Hydrox or Invermectin, etc.? Is there something you think is 'hidden' in the anti-viral? You don't actually appear to call out WHAT the specific issue with it is, short of saying that you might get clots - but don't forget the stats that show clotting associated with COVID-19-related illnesses are much higher, so...
Please clarify.

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Pops Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 1:25pm

Fan of Andrew Denton, FR?

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Silversurfer2 Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 8:31am

CutbackBretto .. you are absolutely correct .. but did you mention that the test is fake and cannot test for corona? I'm glad to see there are other surfers who have their eyes open to this farce.

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phnud Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:41am

You can't use logic to fight a lack of (your) logic.

By the way, the term 'Stockholm Syndrome', as originally defined, is rubbish - https://goat.com.au/pop-culture/everyone-just-got-a-crash-course-in-how-...

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burzum Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:42pm

Yep.Agree 100%.

Here's the thing. You can't ever convince people like this. They are entrenched in their views they will never change their minds. Old mate is spouting/regurgitating all sorts of "factoids" he has gathered from the web or possibly from some facebook group, without the slightest clue what any of it actually means, but he has convinced himself he is now an expert. Pretty common with conspiracy types.
Sitting back and laughing at him is probably the best / only approach...

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CutbackBretto Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:46pm

If that's what you need to tell yourself so that the world still makes sense... you go ahead princess.

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freeride76 Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 6:20pm

What source do you use to come to the conclusion that Indias Covid cases and deaths are being used to generate fear to convince people to use a vaccination (clot shot) Bretto?
Do you think the numbers are false or are real but somehow being caused by the vaccinations?

I'm not having a go, genuinely interested in what sources of information you are accessing.

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burzum Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 6:30pm

QAnon or some derivative of it id say freeride.
With a bit of a micro biology and biochemistry background, I can tell you this guy is spouting words and concepts he doesn’t understand.
The inter webs gives people an inflated sense of knowledge and expertise, unfortunately. Most lay people also aren’t able to parse and critically analyse information.
I’d pick apart his arguments, but why bother? It wouldn’t change his mind.

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wallpaper Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 7:59pm

I think the vast majority of non-academically specialised people are able to recognise actual expertise and understand the reasons why they should defer to it.
Think you're right about this bloke though. You'd get more satisfaction out of debating philosophy with a pumpkin.
I just hope he pays his taxes.

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Spatchcock Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:52am

Perhaps we could airdrop Bretto into downtime Dehli for the next month and see if he wants the vaccine or not

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truebluebasher Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 3:53pm

India Vax Rollout speed & Hub - controls # Covid Cases & Death rate
India exploit Vax to play God Everyday...hard to believe they can & do stop this weekly!
All evidence points to India & (World) directly controlling cases to Rise / Fall or Level out!

Firstly...crew will see in Charts that Vax is #1 Covid Case spreader.
2ndly... crew will see how Govt controls everything about the covid spread & cases.

16th Jan Rollout 15,051 c/day 127 d/day > 28th Feb -15,616 c/day >108 d/day
Rollout at own pace = A Few extra cases & Less deaths (Everything is fine & under control)
India's Death toll was nearing a 1year record low & almost had Covid beat...a job well done.

Then outta the blue someone says...lets Ramp the Vax...rest is there for the World to see.
Puppets pushing a Vax Pedal deciding who lives & who dies.

28th Feb India Rollout (Ramps up the Geriatric Genocide)

28th Feb -6th March Vax Ramps > 3rd -12th Vax Ramps 27,512/day (Extra 10,000 cases)
10-11th Vax Halt / Small Drop > 12-17th Cases Halt / Small Drop 24,437/day
11/14th- 25th -Vax Ramps > 16-28th Ramps 68,206/day
25th-31st March -Vax Halt / Big Drop > 28-31st Cases Halt / Big Drop / Level 53,158/day

1st - 8/12th April -Mega Vax Vert Ramp > 9-18th April Cases Skyrocket 275,306/day
Pause!
If this was out of control then how could they click a button & pull back from that?
Yet they do...all too easy, it's just a game to them!
12th -21/25th - Long Vax Drop > 18-20th Vax cases drop 256,947/day (Amazing!)
Now watch them Ramp it just as easy...press the button...+100,000.
21-22nd > Vax Ramp- 23-25th cases ramp 354,531/day
Again...Money for Jam...
22-24th > Short Vax > Drop 25-26th April Cases small drop 319,435/day
Whatever & wherever you want it...they got it on a string! Lets Ramp more Covid....
25th April -Vax Ramps > 30th April Vax Ramped cases 420,110/day

3rd Fed UK Uni team in Israel "Warned" of (2x Vax infection Ramp) that magnifies Outbreaks.
It appears just as Covid Tests - Govts & Business can now manipulate Vax Rollout cases.
Where ever & how much you like...just put in yer order like Mutant Airport Turnstyles.
Check here for above detail...(Note: Crew can Type in any rapid classic > UK / Israel / Japan)
Daily Vax/100 https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=~IND
Daily Cases https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/
World Ramps record Phase 1/2 Rollouts they die in the arse & Govt don't give a shit.
Fly by nighters pack up & move to next Elderly Nation to ramp their hot spot nest eggs!
All here know Phase 1/2 are elderly + add in Rich Aged Care Inheritance outbreak scams.
Newspapers even tell ya how they do it!...
24th April -Govt seals off 600,000 cases in wealthiest seniors (vs) Packed in Slums 164,000.
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/record-deaths-as-indias-affluent-i...
88% Phase 1 deaths over 45y/old & Billionaires are doubling their Money with each rollout
Govt direct 4x vax to Rollout in Maharashtra to clock highest 4x elderly deaths.
https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/88-of-all-covi...

World can agree that Top experts are hopeless at everything at the same Place in Time.
Does this look like the biggest longest running spell of accidental bad luck coincidences?

Perhaps it's just more of the same plain old school Dr No Social Policy
Many Nations have been accused of Human Rights abuse re: Covid Aged Care scams.
UK ,New York, France, Belgium, Oz...A list aged care Inheritance was targeted & laundered.
re: 19th March (Age Care) https://www.swellnet.com/comment/723698

1,000's of year long Govt raids on Inheritance Hubs is no accident...(Likely property transfer)
How do you think Billionaires are doubling there Money during Covid!
Clear to all here that World Govts target Hot Spots when & where they're told to.
Each new outbreak wins them more safe cracking tools - Spread'a'Vax, Lockdowns, Fake Tests.

Get well soon India.

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gray Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 9:40am

TBB, I usually find your cryptic diatribes / fact-compilations quite amusing and interesting. But not so the above.
Are you really suggesting that the various COVID-19 vaccines are in fact causing COVID? Seriously?
Or is it more likely that the UK and other mutant strains which have been proven to be even more contagious are causing the horrendous suffering India is now in the grips of?

Hopefully I've been 'duped' / taken in by the above, and you're actually just taking the piss to appear to back CBB's vast number of comments on this...I hope.

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bonza Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 6:40pm

you forgot the autism bit dr. youtube. tell us more

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Mad_DB Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:33am

Comforting to see you presenting rational, intelligent, scientifically backed comments on this thread. I think it is important that both sides of the argument treat each other with decency and respect. However, many people (including me) who have relatives in other countries who have passed away from COVID-19 find it particularly offensive when the impact of COVID-19 is downplayed by the anti-vax movement. We are so incredibly fortunate to have access to modern medicine, life without it is almost unimaginable until you spend some solid time in the third world. It is unfortunate that this privilege has brought so much entitlement with it. Peace, love, and health

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Where-is-albo Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:11am

Well said.
It seems privilege comes with a black and white lens.

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seaslug Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 1:30pm

I didn't think Clive Kelly could do cutbacks Wallpaper

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wallpaper Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 2:12pm

think you might mean Craig there slug. but I can see where you're coming from

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seaslug Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 2:28pm

Your are correct Wallpaper, haha

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Robo Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 6:31pm

What a wanker of a state, along with QLD.

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criso Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 6:36pm

WA is a great place, perth really sux

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criso Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 6:33pm

During lockdown last year there was over 300 people out there 'tryin' to surf along that stretch and no cops or rangers tellin everyone to go home then its so rediculous

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Robo Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 6:56pm

This is what you get for voting labor/greens

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yvdreh Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:34am

Liberal voting surfers are peak cringe.

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Robo Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:43am

Enjoy your nazi lockdown state

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Howie66 Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 9:54am

Who said he’s voting for Liberal? He implied he’s not voting for labour/greens. This red team blue team way of thinking like America is going to be the death of this country

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yvdreh Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 11:07am

Historically almost all crossbenchers align to one of The Big Two so by your logic we're already fucked.

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Howie66 Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 11:12am

Absolutely they do, but not everyone’s way of thinking and political views align with them

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soggydog Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 10:27pm

What is wrong

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:34am

Yep, yvdreh, peak cringe is a good description.

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quokka Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 7:10pm

Hahahahaha that is classic and mental at the same time. Had my little fella out for a learner grovel yesterday, as that's all Perth's closeouts can be used for currently, and avoided any loud hailer abuse!
I did hear about this on Sat but was told they were yelling at people from the boat via the loud hailer to not sit around on the beach, crazy shit.

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Remigogo Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 7:27pm

Crazy. The water coppers would have had a more financially rewarding few days out patrolling the city folks that flocked coastal towns south of bunbury before and during the lockdown long weekend. Would've in the least have helped the fish stocks a bit. Also, the paid legal opportunity to breathe in some fresh air whilst they're at it.

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Jamyardy Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 8:43pm

Lockdown didn't affect Margs, it was only Perth and Peel this time round and not the SW. Pretty busy all weekend between the capes though. They reckon 20,000 Perth residents escaped before midnight Friday to get down south and not have to deal with a lockdown.

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Kellya Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 7:44am

Was funny when McClownan changed his mind. “Ummmmmm actually if you fled South you still have to abide by lockdown rules”. The Range Rover driving crew from Peppy Grove must have been outraged!

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dylza Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 9:04pm

What a fucking waste of tax payer money and time. Wankers

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I focus Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 9:45pm

Looks and sounds like a beat up for outrage... seems to have hit the spot given the above comments.

30 out at a local break, car park was full no dramas everyone wearing masks.

McGowan and Chris Dawson (police commissioner) have made it clear they wont be retards like east coast and arrest some one going for a jog and stopping for a kebab.

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tubeshooter Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 at 10:07pm

fuck em ,, book em Danno .

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scott.kempton Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 6:56am

The WA premier goes Nazi when people sneeze he is an absolute flog

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velocityjohnno Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 8:19am

Which one of you lot was the dino-protester at McGowan's press conference?

https://www.smh.com.au/national/coronavirus-australia-update-live-confus...

(Same dinosaur spotted walking the streets of Spain during their lockdowns)

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CutbackBretto Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 8:32am

Absolute Nazis!. This has gone way too far and the reality is our freedoms are in danger because of our apathy and addiction to throating Karl & Kochie.

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:37am

Yep, getting people off a beach for a few days definitely compares with kristallnacht, gas chambers, etc...

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MidWestMonger Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 9:36am

Crew in the water appreciated the boat wake, Extra 0.25m on the 0.25m shoreys. Interesting if the lockdown was in the Rotto comp window?

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CheeseRoyale Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 11:05am

Surfing at Scabs in summer is purely exercise, definitely not surfing.

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Redmond Clement Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 1:14pm

Torturous and very irresponsible, they should be put in chains. Gold coast could use some heavy handed surf-police.

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PR56 Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 3:05pm

Short comment here. No judgment or bias. Just seemed a little unfair to me.
FYI.
The Police officers were calling that message out to all beach users - not just surfers. That included swimmers, bathers, etc. A similar approach was taken to people sitting on the sand and grass at various times. Equally for people walking their dogs at the dog beaches.
The justification given at the time was that the conduct was not "vigorous exercise" for which no mask was necessary and that all outdoor activities (excluding some exemptions not relevant here) was to be limited to 1 hour.
Perhaps surfing and swimming and bathing and wading and whatever else - especially in those conditions - were not considered to be vigorous exercise. No need to argue either way for this thread.
Leaving aside the 1 hour part, I suspect the police were attempting to issue a polite reminder to all beach goers as the overwhelming majority were not complying with the lockdown rules.
The Lifeguards and Surf Rescue were doing the same thing along the coast - from the vehicle and the chopper. I suspect the local Rangers were doing the same.

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Robo Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 6:06pm

Gee, walking the dog was always allowed in NSW lol.

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John Smith1 Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 8:39pm

Following the opening of the travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, Singapore could be the next on the cards for Australia's travel bubble.

Singapore has contained the virus well as it hasn't reported any massive transmission after it came out of its two-month lockdown in June last year.

As per the reports, the sovereign island city-state lets visitors from low-risk zones enter its premises like China, Australia, Brunei, Taiwan, and New Zealand. The only protocol includes isolation for a few hours till a negative test report comes in. However, as Australia has not reduced or removed its quarantine demands, it is only a one-way travel passage for now
https://kalkinemedia.com/au/news/market-updates/asx-200-ticks-higher-on-...

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shortenism Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 10:42pm

CutbackBretto, radiatonrules, clearly has his head up his ass. 'makes me want to cough all over you with covid' ?? FFS go get the shot then hero, knock yourself out. Its free and it will make you feel all safe n stuff.

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Southy Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 12:30pm

Last year on the Mornington Peninsula VIC during the 2 month lock-down we were the only shire in Australia that were NOT permitted to go surfing, as the Peninsula was lumped in with Melbourne Metro's lockdown which included no golf, surfing etc. which the Prem touched on in his initial statements ( walking, running, cycling etc was permitted ). It was odd that were were included into Metro's lockdown as we had no Covid cases. We later realised that many of Melbourne's high society have holiday houses on the Peninsula, and could quietly sneak between the City and coast as there were no road blocks between Melbourne and the Peninsula shire.

Anyway couple weeks into the lockdown our legend local councillors did some research and phone calls and realised that actually it was okay to go surfing ( within 5km radius of home and 1 or so hour max, no milling in carparks etc - which was same as other activities ) and that it was in fact exercise etc. So we got back in the water.

The reason I bring this up is we kinda got ZERO love from outsiders when we were the only area not allowed to surf for those few weeks.

I can tell you it really sucked, knowing we had no cases in our shire and everyone else in Australia was surfing without a care in the world. ( I mean I wasn't living in Baghdad, and life could be worse ) But interesting that now WA has surf restrictions it's like ... whoa.

I don't recall any articles, news, mentions on surf media about our surf lockdown? LMK if there were though ...

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thermalben Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 12:39pm

28 pages of a Swellnet thread right here: https://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/499213

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 2:20pm

I dunno, there was a bit of concern from this side for you guys when you went through that - we sympathised with the fight to separate yourselves from the city.

And when you guys did the sign in the surfcam it captured the feeling of the moment pretty accurately - a virus spreading in a large population area and the desire for a coastal town some distance away to close up and protect itself. Early footage from China had villages appoint men with sticks at their boundary to beat unknown people away.

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:43am

Hey Southey, Sydney’s eastern beaches were locked down for 3 months, weren’t even allowed to go travelling out of Sydney. Northern beaches surfers complained that there were ‘faces in the water they haven’t seen before’.

You were getting sympathy from here, if that helps at all.

Simple maths, a 3 day precautionary lockdown sure beats a 3 month lockdown.

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Southy Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 12:46pm

Did see that cheers, any articles.

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thermalben Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 1:00pm

What kind of article are you seeking?

Most of the initial Covid-19 discussion occurred in this article from March last year: 
https://www.swellnet.com/news/surfpolitik/2020/03/29/covid-19-swellnet-a...

(we had to close comments on that article as it reached almost 1,000 and started to slow down the website database)

Subsequent discussions around Victoria's lockdown occurred in the previously linked forum topic. Can't recall our specific thoughts at the time (Aug last year) but I suspect we concluded it wasn't worthy of an additional, standalone article when the forum thread was essentially doing the same job.

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shanjc Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 10:06am

Yeah cool, think there were a couple mentions of MP shire in the comments there. SN is a great website nonetheless.

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kookfactor Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 1:58pm

They aren't surfing cause its 0 foot...looks like a sandwalk maybe.

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AndyM Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:11pm

Bretto, tell us about Bill gates and his psychopathic activities in India :)

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RippinSurfa Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 4:52pm

Surfing not considered exercise !! F right off !!! Money grab !!

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Robo Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 5:26pm

They probably think surfing is not a sport too.

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SurferSam Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 6:16pm

Must have been some rouge police,,, none of that happened at other beaches around Perth

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:45am

Thank you SurferSam, suggests that my original claim of petty bureaucracy was right on the money.

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Redmond Clement Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 7:50pm

My heart goes out to Perth surfers, it's soul destroying. I see why many become radicalized Surf Nazis!

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 9:50pm

Surfers Against Lid Traffic

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Remigogo Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 at 8:45pm

Bit early to blame full moon antics.
Maybe?

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lamph1 Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 7:49am

WA nanny state #1 with scaremonger emperor Mark at the helm

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batfink Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:47am

Yeah, the guy who just got voted back in at record levels, returning the Liberal Party to a rump, in a state that had, what, a dozen days of lockdown in the past year compared to 100s of days in the rest of the country? Yeah, they just hate him over there.

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lamph1 Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 4:56pm

100's of days...hardly, except Melbourne.
Stand by my comment that McGowan is a complete %#[email protected], the fact that so many bought into his rhetoric is another story.
Don't need a masters degree in geography to see WA would be one of the easiest jurisdictions in the world to keep covid free.

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MidWestMonger Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 6:28pm

The west australian mining based economy was an important asset to protect. If covid had got to any of those 2000+ man camps it would of crashed the industry as stopping transmission in those close communities is incredibly hard. You are entitled to your opinion of MG but his landslide was partly due to other idiots like Clive Palmer and the PM trying to force the border open when it was vital to keep the mining industry pumping out exports. Printing more money sends you backwards but you can always sell more gold or iron ore to make money. A lot of WA people have indirect exposure to the mining industry through shares and super, when that is threatened they will vote accordingly even if they have been opposed a particular party all their life. This is pretty much what has just happened.

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bonza Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:16pm

and we should add the potential exposure to WA's most vulnerable - indigenous communities.
https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-will-devastate-aboriginal-commun...

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Kellya Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:59pm

WAxit

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yvdreh Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:30am

This comment sections reads like a 4chan post.

I guess even surfers can be reactionaries :s

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Blowin Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:48am

If surfing isn’t exercise then why do I feel so rooted after I’ve done it?

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Robo Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 11:49am

Still have to wear masks for another week, even 45,000 at the footy lol, what a farce. Enjoy your pie and beer through a straw haha.

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rmac Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 12:30pm

CutbackBretto. I’m still waiting for your response regarding the number of fatalities being experienced in India and, why not while we’re at it, Turkey and Brazil.
I don’t want any pseudo scientific raves just a simple answer, yes or no.
As reported in mainstream media, are thousands of people dying, daily, from COVID-19? If not, please provide your evidence supporting your view.

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The poo man Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 6:48pm

3.6k deaths with 300k cases in one day. I think that's less then 0.02% chance of dying if you're old and unhealthy. not that bad

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Where-is-albo Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 7:59pm

That’s 1.2% not 0.02%

That’s a 1 in a hundred chance. You don’t have to be old and unhealthy.

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The poo man Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:04am

yep in the most populated country with a horrible goverment in terms of corona management. And ofc the healthcare system will not cope with it

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Kook-aburra Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 6:56pm

CutbackBretto you are on the money mate and know what is going on. You can't convince others and it is pointless to try but I do commend your patience in trying.

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SurferSam Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 7:22pm

Ha ha all the hate for magowan comes from clowns who don’t live here and don’t understand how free we have lived since Covid began. It’s like there is no Covid here .. 3 days nothing to complain about. To be fair , after viewing that video , the surfs flat , that isn’t exercise I agree , but still none of that happened elsewhere with actual waves

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rmac Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 7:45pm

Awww poo man.....Why would you want to trivialise thousands of people dying in a nation not as privileged as us? If it got into Australia big time you’d be crying like a baby. What a tool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The poo man Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:00am

not as privileged as us? maybe if the indian government had more Medical facilities and were not running out of oxygen the death rate would be more like 0.01%. If a virus that had a 25% kill rate got into australia i would be a little worried. although id just go to the South oz desert for a few years and surf /fish

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Where-is-albo Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 3:06pm

Whinging about a lockdown, then calling out a country for their disastrous mismanagement of Covid, which is based around their reluctance to lockdown. Irony?

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bluediamond Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 9:51pm

Surely this is the biggest thread ever on Perth's beachies!! Finally got it's day in the sun...just not the waves. :-P

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seaslug Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:46pm

Classic BD haha

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Remigogo Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:12pm

... and all in under a 6.. inch swell..

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belly Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:07am

Yep, and it goes full tard.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:32am

Madness but it was even crazier in Victoria, where you could still go surfing and sit one or two metres away from others in a crowded line up, but not go fishing alone on deserted beach.

The loss of common sense by people and authorities these days is such a big problem.

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barreldogs Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:36am

For some reason Craig, I always thought you were based in Tasmania. I guess not, or you’d have remembered that our beaches were also closed during lockdown. I love that surfers think we are above the laws passed down by the powers that be, but then throw our arms in the air when we see somebody get arrested for crossing the border to buy a fishing rod. It’s a fucking global pandemic people. How about you just shut the fuck up and do what’s asked of you - maybe there’s a reason behind it? I’m the last to agree with the fact that my local beach can be literally empty in winter and I wasn’t allowed to go there but I could go share bodily fluids with 500 other fuckwits in Bunnings, but I did the right thing. Why? Well my wife works front line, and basically had to go to work wearing riot gear. I went to go and take photos of my local break during the height of the pandemic, and filmed guys going through a metal gate with a clear sign saying no entry. Suddenly I’m the arsehole for getting evidence of them breaking the law. All I’m saying is it’s not forever. You won’t die by obeying a few simple requests made of you and not surfing for a little while, but you may actually help a global situation. Hate on me all you like, and then think about how many times you heard about others breaking the rules in a global pandemic and thought “what arseholes”....

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The poo man Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:53am

"All I’m saying is it’s not forever. You won’t die by obeying a few simple requests made of you" Tell that to the families who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments because they were told that to stay home and do 3-4 shifts per week

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barreldogs Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 10:27am

Sorry pooman, I obviously missed the part where going for a surf when you’ve been asked not to pays the rent or mortgage. I feel bad for the people that have slipped behind due to lockdowns, but I feel worse for those that died in places that thought lockdowns were a silly idea.

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The poo man Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 10:31am

as i missed the part where surfing on you're own is not deemed as exercise but running down the footpath in the city is exercise. Everyone dies some day, the flu will probably get them next winter

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barreldogs Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 10:30am

Sorry, I also forgot to mention that my business closed due to Covid. Am I allowed to have a cry now, or do I just get on with life and accept that my family and friends are all safe and healthy. By all means, feel free to keep lecturing me on inconveniences though...

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The poo man Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 10:33am

im sure you're wife is making up for it with the extra shift's if she is a frontline worker

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Robo Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:15pm

There is none and hasn’t been a pandamic in Australia you drama queen. Dobbing in fellow surfers lol only in Tasmania. Probs your relos.

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freeride76 Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:38am

India's greatest living writer Arundhati Roy calls Covid and the response to it in India a "crime against humanity."

Some anonymous poster on the internet insinuates it's a hoax and part of a conspiracy theory.

Hnmmmmm...who to believe.

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rmac Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 11:33am

Deary me, poo man. If you’re serious then you’re a self righteous, misinformed proponent of the NIMBY ideal.
If you’re trolling then you’re a tragic, sarcastic bore. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Yippee Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 11:51pm

Friends, when the “Man” tries to tell us surfing is not exercise, she is telling us to suspend our mental faculties of rationality and logic.
She is making us engaged in Owelian double think. To know something is incorrect but to not call it out.
This is a smooth road to totalitarianism, if we are not already there.
Freedoms are not taken, they are meekly surrendered by the timid.
Right now the “rules” are poorly defined, and are regularly exceeded. When they scream at you through a megaphone, simply politely enquire as to where their authority is legally derived. It’s not OK for them to just assume it.
It is very important to push back against the exceedance.
Push back against the bullshit.
It is OK to go for a paddle.
It is OK to lie on the beach next to the person you have slept with last night.
It is OK to live, love, breath the air
and it’s OK to FU KEN SURF!

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Robo Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 8:14am

Get ready for lockdown V3

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truebluebasher Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 10:21am

Wander out Yonder First Responder

Nothing to do with the ** Starshots* * recruitment drive.
Beach Bums are exempted as Australia's Frontline Defence.

Govt uptake was slow for the War on China Surfboard Torpedo Rebates
Just tossing the crew some more Chopsticks to bang the fuck outta their War Drums..

Ok! Sure! They were dutifully Patrolling The White Pointers in the sand dunes.
Man Boat "Stop that Nonsense"....Tits out Towel Flicking Rat Rave"

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