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ThatOneDude

Commander in @Chief, Dick Army
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Jan 14, 2015
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Rambo John J

Saper Aude
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Jan 17, 2015
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Pretty biased.
haha dude
your fact checking website thing is cracking me up

are they paying you?
 

Saloth Sar

Let's take a little trip to the countryside
Dec 1, 2015
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Saloth Sar @Saloth Sar how's the 8pm curfew?

I'm laughing my ass off at the thought of you realizing at 10pm that you ran out of vegemite lol
I am slowly losing my grip on whatever is left of my sanity, which admittedly isn't much.

Not because of the curfew per se, but because my brain is malfunctioning while trying to work out what the fuck the curfew actually does. It just forces people who go late night shopping to avoid crowds in to more packed supermarkets and stops vulnerable people from exercising at night for the same reason. Yet you can jog through rush hour work commuters without a mask on if you like.

At least where you live, you know that the government has just said 'fuck it' because it values money over lives. Your disaster has a clear motivation. Here it feels like we are living in a bizarro world combination of North Korea and Somalia, where we are simultaneously subject to ridiculous and arbitrary laws yet the government also somehow has no actual control over anything.
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

King of Florida
Oct 24, 2015
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I am slowly losing my grip on whatever is left of my sanity, which admittedly isn't much.

Not because of the curfew per se, but because my brain is malfunctioning while trying to work out what the fuck the curfew actually does. It just forces people who go late night shopping to avoid crowds in to more packed supermarkets and stops vulnerable people from exercising at night for the same reason. Yet you can jog through rush hour work commuters without a mask on if you like.

At least where you live, you know that the government has just said 'fuck it' because it values money over lives. Your disaster has a clear motivation. Here it feels like we are living in a bizarro world combination of North Korea and Somalia, where we are simultaneously subject to ridiculous and arbitrary laws yet the government also somehow has no actual control over anything.
Wait you don't have occupancy limits on supermarkets?
 

Saloth Sar

Let's take a little trip to the countryside
Dec 1, 2015
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What is testing like in Melbourne now? Can anyone get tested? Is it free?
Yes. Total testing per capita is below New York. Louisiana, Rhode Island and Alaska but higher than any other US state. But it should be a lot higher considering the resources Australia should be able to concentrate in one place. State Government needs to more in that regard, Feds need to do much more.
 

nuraknu

savage
Jul 20, 2016
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I am slowly losing my grip on whatever is left of my sanity, which admittedly isn't much.

Not because of the curfew per se, but because my brain is malfunctioning while trying to work out what the fuck the curfew actually does. It just forces people who go late night shopping to avoid crowds in to more packed supermarkets and stops vulnerable people from exercising at night for the same reason. Yet you can jog through rush hour work commuters without a mask on if you like.

At least where you live, you know that the government has just said 'fuck it' because it values money over lives. Your disaster has a clear motivation. Here it feels like we are living in a bizarro world combination of North Korea and Somalia, where we are simultaneously subject to ridiculous and arbitrary laws yet the government also somehow has no actual control over anything.
This is 100% one of the problems we had with the idea that stores were starting to restrict their hours a few months ago. My husband and I both thought there should have been an incentive to keep them open 24 hours, and maybe incentivize people somehow to make appointments to shop at 3am or something like that.
 

Saloth Sar

Let's take a little trip to the countryside
Dec 1, 2015
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This is 100% one of the problems we had with the idea that stores were starting to restrict their hours a few months ago. My husband and I both thought there should have been an incentive to keep them open 24 hours, and maybe incentivize people somehow to make appointments to shop at 3am or something like that.
Agreed, and it would be far easier politically to do that here than most places in the US too. We could force them to stay open and force them to pay staff more for late shifts without any real fuss.
 

ConorMcGregorsBeard

Stewart Era Liberal
Jul 22, 2015
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This is 100% one of the problems we had with the idea that stores were starting to restrict their hours a few months ago. My husband and I both thought there should have been an incentive to keep them open 24 hours, and maybe incentivize people somehow to make appointments to shop at 3am or something like that.
The problem you run into with appointments is that selfish fucks book everything they can "Just in case." The supposed issue with 24 hour stores is it doesn't leave anytime to decontaminate the store in its entirety.