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truck last won the day on August 4 2017

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  1. Went on a similar journey where I wanted to upgrade my Ayup with something to go on the mountain bike - went with the Knog Power mountain 2000 and it's just ridiculous in terms of putting light out and where you want it. It is big and not something I'd go with on the roadie but I could ride through a dense forest in pitch black with this and see everything I needed.
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    Coronavirus

    You're kidding right? Up until now AP was absolutely clear that the NSW/ACT borders would not open any time soon. It was way too much risk. She did not at any point say 'well if they do XYZ then we'll let them in'. And all of a sudden the risk can be managed. Don't get me wrong, I don't have an issue with the border opening up, just struggle to understand how decisions can be made in such a contradictory manner. And Albanese will be up here before you know it. On Tas equally weird - Tas has it's border shut until 1 Dec, I have work there and haven't been since Feb and can't travel a
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    It will be an interesting week with Dan fronting up to his own enquiry - the one that stopped him or any of his team commenting on hotel quarantine (which let's be honest was why he launched it) when it all turned to crap. I did like the 14 people who went to a birthday party getting fined but not the 5 families who regularly visited each other and resulted in 35 positive tests - apparently fining them would have been a disincentive to provide information as to who else they had been meeting with. Meanwhile here in QLD something miraculous happened in the ACT because the border wall sudde
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    Was he tested at the beginning of quarantine or just went into quarantine untested?
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    From my perspective Vic (and what it is/is not) doing is front and centre to CV19. Whether we like it or not Dan is setting the bar to which the other States/Territories and their strategies are getting measured and that's a very low bar unfortunately. To me it's not a politics thing it's whether or not his strategies are the right ones so this thread is a good place for it to be.
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    Good to see that the model being used to base Vic's strategy on has been put together by the relevant experts; "The lead researchers who built the model used for Daniel Andrews' COVID-19 "road map" aren't infectious diseases scientists. The team does include epidemiologists such as New Zealander Tony Blakely. But his career has spanned computer science, economics, smoking and cancer. Fellow Melbourne University professor Mark Stevenson is a road safety specialist who works in the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning. Jason Thompson is a psychologist who studies self
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    ANU has released the results of tests done on 3000 healthy people (never tested positive to CV19) for CV19 antibodies (so have had CV19). This was done back in June/July so before Melbourne's outbreak. Some interesting results; "Our best estimate is that around 0.28 per cent of Australians - one in 350 - had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by that time. This suggests that instead of 11,000 cases we know about from nasal swab testing, about 70,000 people had been exposed overall," said Associate Professor Cockburn. Today we're reporting 26000 positive tests - simplistically that could
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    Been in Brissie for a number of years now, long time down in Mel before that and have family there as well hence the interest. But my biggest disappointment with all of this is the impotency of the PM - I (naively) thought this was Australia and not just a collection of jingoistic states with the exception of NSW. Why can’t we have one consistent set of advice based on best practise? It really can’t be that hard.
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    Can’t believe AP has set her up to cop all this flack - at least Dan has fronted up and said he’s responsible. It wasn’t a smart move though last week by her to say she’ll let people in who’ve got money ‘because Qld needs every dollar it can get’ (I think was the quote). Since when did she become the state’s economic adviser as well?? Personally I think she should be advising and not directing - AP was elected premier as far as I remember and I really dislike her nanny state approach.
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    It was a ‘captain’s call’ from Dan. The police have also distanced themselves from it.
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    Because they model what they’re told to and, my guess is, they were also told we want ‘0’ deaths. wonder what they would say if given control over driving, alcohol, cigarettes, personal weight etc etc.?
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    Anna thanks you for your support. perhaps think about it like Medicare and Centrelink - there will always be people abusing it but if the other choice is to get rid of it and let everyone fend for themselves ‘just in case’, I’m not sure what type of society that makes us?
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    I wouldn’t bet on her losing. She’s controlling the message and people believe her - so no scrutiny on how we will get out of this and how bad the budget is.
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    Well said. My only comment is that the vast majority are doing what they’ve been told to do - there’s a big difference between that and ‘doing the right thing’. At the start there were loads of unknowns and we needed to be rightly cautious. That was 6 months ago. Now we know way more and also understand the greater social and economic devastation. And yet the pollies aren’t evolving and just keep up the fear campaign enforced with intimidation for non compliance. Social distancing works, targeted protection of the vulnerable works.
  15. Nothing on the mountain I’ve seen. Nasty one at the top of Dean St close by which took a chunk out of my ear the other day!
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