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Author Topic: Reudh's Hilarious Australasian politics thread!  (Read 121994 times)

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« Reply #2385 on: June 19, 2020, 04:15:30 am »

Morrison claims he does not know which country is responsible for the cyberattacks.

I don't think think this is exactly true, though I may of missed it. Morrison is not formally naming the country for diplomatic reasons, which is a little different. Everyone knows exactly which country he is refering to though.
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« Reply #2386 on: June 19, 2020, 04:28:52 am »

Ofcourse, obviously everyone knows.
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« Reply #2387 on: June 19, 2020, 06:00:17 am »

China or Russia?
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« Reply #2388 on: June 19, 2020, 06:14:54 am »

Sweden. Always those sneaky Sweeds. Can't trust them I tell ya.

It's China. Chinese - Australian relationship is bad at the moment, not that its exactly ever good.
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« Reply #2389 on: June 19, 2020, 06:16:16 am »

Why can't Xi be normal ffs

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« Reply #2390 on: June 19, 2020, 06:36:43 am »

It's them Tasmanian devils
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« Reply #2391 on: June 19, 2020, 02:36:41 pm »

Why can't Xi be normal ffs

I thought he was... Putin normal, Trump normal... oh wait you mean normal like not a sociopathic power hungry billionaire megalomaniac?  You've got a point then.
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« Reply #2392 on: June 19, 2020, 11:27:56 pm »

I finally get it!

The NBN was actually a government defense project. If our enemies try to hack us, the connection speed is so slow you can just walk over and pull the cable out of the wall before they get anything important.
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« Reply #2393 on: June 26, 2020, 11:05:28 pm »

So apparently the tools in power have actually placed a ban on large events due to Coronavirus.   
Now, don't get me wrong, I generally don't have too much of a problem with 'em - but this is just mind-blowingly stupid. I hope Scott, his "Chief Medical Officer" (dude sounds about as competent as the SS13 version) and all of their families catch the damn virus as penance. Heck, might as well give it to the opposition parties as well while we're at it. Especially the greens.   

What we need now is one of those silly mass Facebook events by way of protest. "Show Up On the Lawn of Parliament House and Share Coronavirus With Each Other" or something to that effect. Cunts shoulda known better than to let this daft hysteria impact everyone's social life.   

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« Reply #2394 on: June 26, 2020, 11:49:22 pm »

Maaan, I made that post over three months ago and this shit's still going on.
I don't think any of those people caught Coronavirus, either. :(   
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« Reply #2395 on: June 27, 2020, 12:11:07 am »

The actions they took are the difference between what's going on here vs what's going on in America. Rather than being over the hump, new cases are actually rapidly accelerating in the USA right now. They've been skyrocketing for the last month in USA after a number of states said "ok fun's over we need to unlock now". The protests happening now aren't necessarily coincidental to the overall situation, there's a reason they started now and not other times.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Personally I think the poli's here would deserve to get the virus if they'd refused to lock down because the money machines must keep rolling.

Sorry I'm not really sympathetic to the issue with not being able to go to concerts and the like. I couldn't give a shit whether you get to go to concerts / pubs or whatever, just like you wouldn't give a shit if someone else couldn't do that.
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« Reply #2396 on: June 27, 2020, 04:47:16 am »

I couldn't give a shit whether you get to go to concerts / pubs or whatever, just like you wouldn't give a shit if someone else couldn't do that.
I'm not entirely sure what this means? I most likely wouldn't be going to gigs myself anyway, considering I'm currently living with family in the middle of nowhere (although the main reason I've been here so long is because the whole COVID thing happened shortly after I came here). Doubt I would be brave/foolish enough to set foot in any of the local pubs, either. The nearest place with live music and bars and people I would enjoy such things is about two hours away by train, and those only go once or twice a day at the best of times as far as I'm aware.   

Also, Exhumed cancelled their tour and that one-off Bestial Warlust show has been pushed to next year if it still goes ahead at all, so fuck you.   
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« Reply #2397 on: June 28, 2020, 04:42:36 am »

Norway was supposed to host a three-day rock/metal festival this month with headliners like Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, Ensiferum, Steel Panther... I'd arranged tickets (at significant expense) for me and my two closest friends. One whose favorite band of all time is Iron Maiden and had never seen them perform in Norway, but otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford the festival; and the other who has never been to a festival in her life (and was completely incapable of affording such an expense).

Naturally, a gathering of that size got axed due to COVID concerns. They're currently patching together as much of a festival as they can for 2021.


...and you know what? I'm glad. I'd much rather miss out on what would have certainly been a very enjoyable and exciting experience for the three of us, than continue to live in fear for a much longer time as this country goes through a greater collapse caused by not taking the pandemic risk seriously. Or, even worse, potentially lose a loved one because the larger spread managed to reach them.

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« Reply #2398 on: June 29, 2020, 08:27:48 am »

...and you know what? I'm glad. I'd much rather miss out on what would have certainly been a very enjoyable and exciting experience for the three of us, than continue to live in fear for a much longer time as this country goes through a greater collapse caused by not taking the pandemic risk seriously. Or, even worse, potentially lose a loved one because the larger spread managed to reach them.
I wish more people here agreed with you Kagus. So far a large number of my friends, even ones who work in biomedical research or medicine, still believe that the corona is not something to be worried about. I even had a distressing conversation with a lab technician at my local kebab vendor who said corona wasn't a virus, but was a bacteria. One of my good friends who works in medical research butt heads with me constantly over this very issue - saying it was stupid to lockdown and wreck the economy over a few deaths. I kept trying to explain that if we locked down and controlled the pandemic, we would spend less time in lockdown than if we did nothing, and there would be less completely preventable deaths. So fixated on the economy, yet how on earth did he expect people to continue to work when going to work runs the risk of dying? In the end you get no economy, countries that did lockdown close their borders with you, and you sacrificed many of your own people for benefits that never materialised. This doesn't have to be an issue if people take it seriously but... Well, there are always exceptions
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