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Postby ShiftyRider » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:40 pm

If all the circuses form a league they will need TV broadcasters. You and I can do it.

For the play-by-play we have ShiftyRider...
Oh no, the tiny old car seems to have blown its engine! The driver is out. Wow, here come 35 clowns, how did they all fit in there?

Tony...
Buick had switched to a 5-seat configuration, but that didn't happen until several model years later...
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:22 pm

I think I’ve missed something somewhere.
Anyway stay safe people of America. I’m sure better times are around the corner.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:05 pm

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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:44 pm


Yeah I saw that. It's big news over here. It just seems like a post or two have been deleted in thread?
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:48 pm

No posts have been deleted.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:55 am

So the world has been a bit strange for a while. Well it just got very weird for us.
We learned yesterday that a cleaner at one of the quarantine hotels (for returned travellers) had tested positive to the apparently more contagious UK variant of the virus.
This morning we learn that the entire greater Brisbane area - home to approximately 3 million people - are in a 3 day lockdown. That is for one infected person. That is not a misprint.
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc ... e/13041766
It’s like I’m in some strange dream. Or nightmare.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:50 pm

3 days, not a big deal, most people don't even have to get groceries. They probably can contact everyone at least two degrees of separation from that case and be back to normal next week.

This is not an option here in L.A. County (population 10 million), where we have 14,000 new cases and 171 deaths per day over the past week.

Most people in L.A., and probably in the USA, would gladly trade Brisbane's scenario for ours, even during ski season.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:58 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:3 days, not a big deal, most people don't even have to get groceries. They probably can contact everyone at least two degrees of separation from that case and be back to normal next week.

This is not an option here in L.A. County (population 10 million), where we have 14,000 new cases and 171 deaths per day over the past week.

Most people in L.A., and probably in the USA, would gladly trade Brisbane's scenario for ours, even during ski season.

I wouldn’t want to swap situations of course but a lock down for one infected person is a gross overreaction.
Oh and they’ve mandated mask usage too. They’ve been looking for an excuse for that move for some time.
Before this one infected person we’ve had 125 days of no community transmission.
This has as much to do with control as it does health.
Rant over.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby ShiftyRider » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:18 pm

Can we cut it out with the conspiracy theories please?
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 pm

ShiftyRider wrote:Can we cut it out with the conspiracy theories please?

I don't believe sbooker is espousing conspiracy theories. Superficially US and Aussie cultures seem similar. But Aussies trust their government much more, which results in very decisive and intrusive actions in situations like this with not that much public pushback. The classic example was the Port Arthur Massacre and strict gun control laws enacted in its aftermath.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:08 pm

ShiftyRider wrote:Can we cut it out with the conspiracy theories please?

No one suggested any conspiracy. Just over reaction. In my opinion of course.
And I’ve kept this view to the Down Under forum.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby Sbooker » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:10 pm

Update.
Zero new cases in our state for the past 2 days. When asked if the current 3 day lockdown will end at 6pm Monday as previously flagged our CMO answered that she couldn’t say until tomorrow’s results come in.
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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

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Re: NZ and Oz - 2020.

Postby ShiftyRider » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:27 am

Interesting article, thanks!

BTW Tony's vaccine tip in another thread helped my LA County senior skier friends.
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