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  1. 1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

    I plan to be up there in the new year. Be nice to do some repeats (around 10am after coffee & breakfast) 

    Just in time to play "Dodge the Dopey Tourist"

  2. 45 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

    Fingers crossed borders open back up again. I had booked a trip to Noosa for mid Dec.

    Assuming no new cases, QLD border will be open to all (except SA) from December 1.

  3. 1 hour ago, IronJimbo said:

    Since Trump is Hitler v2.0.

    Not yet but not far.

    Few people remember that Hitler came to power legally and then just used that power to annoint himself fuhrer.  Its well recorded what happened in the 12 years after that.

    Right now its still entirely feasible that the Electoral College can ignore the will of the voters and appoint Trump to a 2nd term.   Its never happened before and one can only guess what may happen as a result.

  4. 12 minutes ago, roxii said:

    Yeah I know, sorry. 
    I it would be ideal if we had a standardised national approach to it as well. 

    Surely you're using Common Sense in the context of a government run/monitored operation.  Will never happen.

  5. 16 minutes ago, roxii said:

    Considering we are all but eliminated nationally, and considering the costs associated with any lockdown measures. Surely we should now be doubling down on our returning traveler quarantine security to ensure there is no possible way for it to escape back into the public. 

    Surely you're using Common Sense in the context of a government run/monitored operation.  Will never happen.

  6. 39 minutes ago, Dalai said:

    Still showing up in sewerage... Not necessarily eliminated just yet.

    Just for my interest, has the virus showing up in sewerage ever led to a previously undetected case in an area when no cases had been detected for some significant amount of time.?

  7. 1 hour ago, IronJimbo said:

    What does your friend make of the many examples of Joe Biden exhibiting the listed behaviours? 


    Oddly enough, Biden wasn't mentioned.  But considering the catalyst of the discussion was the Victorian lockdown, border closures and subsequent flow on effects to other states,

    • which led to "odd" traits of leadership, 
    • which led in a roundabout way to dictators, 
    • which inevitably led via Kim Jong-un to Hitler (who had Parkinsons and basically lost all grasp of reality by the end), 
    • and ended up at modern day Trump and his recent activities..

    its not entirely surprising that Biden wasn't mentioned.

    The guess (and realistically thats all it is) about Trump having dementia was raised as a possible (but not the only) reason for the odd  behaviour we're seeing from him.  Realistically, based on the number of accusations of electoral fraud (lots) and amount of admissible evidence provided by his legal team to support their claims of electoral fraud (none at this stage),  another possibility (amongst others) could be that he's just being a complete ar**hole. 






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  8. And just something that a medical friend of mine pointed out...

    The symptoms of dementia are:

    People may experience:
    Cognitive: mental decline, confusion in the evening hours, disorientation, inability to speak or understand language, making things up, mental confusion, or inability to recognise common things
    Behavioural: irritability, personality changes, restlessness, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost
    Mood: anxiety, loneliness, mood swings, or nervousness
    Psychological: depression, hallucination, or paranoia
    Muscular: inability to combine muscle movements or unsteady walking
    Also common: memory loss, falling, jumbled speech, or sleep disorder

    Whether he has it or not is anybodies guess.  If he does its unlikely we'll find out about it, given Trump tends not to announce anything that doesn't make him look good.

    It was just an interesting (but very distant) observation from somebody who deals with this on a regular basis.



  9. Like him or loath him, Trumps presidency will probably never be remembered for what he did or didn't achieve during his time in office.  Much like Nixons presidency is generally only remembered for the Watergate scandal and it ultimate outcome,  its likely Trumps will be remembered for the wild (and possible delusional) late night tweets and (so far) unproven accusations of fraud of the last 12 months.  



  10. 21 minutes ago, -H- said:

    South Aussies are good at seeing the funny side 

    I can see the funny side.  Just imagine if you were one of those that spend the last 3 days getting on the booze thinking that you were going to be stuck at home for 6 days.  Only to discover that restrictions have been lifted but now you're too drunk to get out and enjoy it  

  11. 1 hour ago, Peter said:

    'Well I'm asking Queenslanders what should I text the NSW Premier.


    How about....."Lets meet for coffee and cake and sort this mess out."

    The quality of leadership (or lack thereof) and the level of maturity (or lack thereof) that has been displayed recently by these two female leaders has set the cause of gender equality in our political system back by at least 10 years.   

    Seriously, if you want immaturity and pass the buck leadership, vote a bloke in.  Males are far more qualified in those departments than any woman ever will be.  

    If we had 2 blokes as Premiers, they've have organised a corporate box at Suncorp stadium,  knocked over a few beers, watched the State of Origin and sorted it all out.


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  12. 11 minutes ago, roxii said:

    Yeah but if they already have masks and gloves and suits then that part should be taken care of. 

    After what happened in Victoria, you would think so.  

  13. 10 hours ago, roxii said:

    Thinking about the quarantine issues with the virus accidentally escaping. 
    I worked on a few buildings sites where asbestos was being removed and all workers left their clothes on site to be laundered and they showered and changed before leaving site. 
    surely that would be an easy option for stopping the virus travelling home from these hotels. 

    NIce idea but it won't work if the person concerned already has the virus in there system.  

    Bleach kills virus. Maybe they could swallow a cup of bleach before they head home....(aside)Can we do that?

  14. 21 minutes ago, truck said:

    My bubble got burst a long time ago...😄.  I am just so sick of AP making claims that medical advice is behind the decision making. 

    Yeah I agree.  I was happy with the full border closure but this partial border closure fails any sort of pub test.

  15. 1 hour ago, truck said:

    The Feds have come out and said there has been no medical advice provided to any State that their borders need to be shut to manage this. In fact it’s the opposite providing your management systems are up to speed. 

    Well of course they did.  No surprises there.  All the mainland states that partially or completely closed their borders are all Labor states (Tasmania being the exception)


    1 hour ago, truck said:

      Why do the States keep misleading everyone and just say it as it is - political decisions are driving their responses. 

    And just to burst your bubble - Making "political decisions" is what politicians do....all the time.   They make political decisions to provide the best advantage to themselves and their backers and the least advantage to their opposition.   Taking this situation as an example...Its in Scott Morrisons and the Federal Liberal Partys best interest to get the borders open because (from memory) he has an Federal election to worry about next year.   It may not necessarily in the best interest of the various states to open the borders - particularly if you're a state with low or zero community infection rates and high levels of freedom like WA.

    You need to remember that we, as in the members of the general public, are seen as supernumerary to the whole process and as such, any residual benefit from those political decisions to the aforementioned members of the general public can be considered to be  purely coincidental. 


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  16. 31 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

    anybody planning on going interstate would be crazy to do so with this typical knee jerk reaction from our beloved premiers.  All states need to get up to speed with track and trace and let Australia become a single country again.  There may be a medical argument for keeping international borders closed/limited, but between states is just plain stupid.  In my not so humble opinion.


    I like the way that opening the QLD borders will only occur at the "monthly review".

    But closing them can happen at any time without the monthly review.

    I don't care which its to be but a bit of consistency on the timeframes of these decisions might be appropriate.  If we can review any time them to close the borders then we can review them at any time to open them.   

  17. 5 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

    one was a private school.  the other is a small business who has taken it very seriously.  Work from home and only just recently rotational working in the office.

    Fair enough.  Duty-of-Care by those organisations.

  18. 30 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

    I have family who live on the gold coast, one a teacher, one employed by a small business..  They have been told that if they go interstate they are not allowed to mingle with people from Sydney or known hotspots.  They will not be allowed to return to work if they do so until they have been cleared.......  Try telling a 9 year old that they cant play with their sydney cousins at the beach this year.  🤷‍♀️

    And just how are they going to know if the person standing behind them in the coffee queue at the local cafe is from a covid hotspot?  

    36 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

    They have been told that if they go interstate they are not allowed to mingle with people from Sydney or known hotspots.  They will not be allowed to return to work if they do so until they have been cleared.

    Who told them that?  I've contacted QLD health about my proposed trip to Wollongong for Christmas and their advice didn't include anythng about being tested on my return..

    I have had a special request from the office to WFH for the 2 weeks after I get back but thats more to do with some of the team having underlying health issues than any directive from QLD Health.

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