Corona kind of Life.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Positive Passion » 27 May 2021, 18:08

The Modernist wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:He is proving again what a git he is.


Why? You should applaud him for telling the truth.


Isn't that what he is supposed to do?

But the real point is that all his actions that are in the public eye have been entirely self-serving and not in the best interests of anybody else - travelling to Durham, taking part in SAGE meetings, illegally proroguing parliament - not the govt he was employed by, not joe public and not the more abstract concept of the "nation". Speaking "the truth" now is part of the same pattern.

Of course you don't ignore what he says, but you have to recognise that he is saying it for his own self-interest.

And even then we didn't really need him to tell us the "truths" that Hancock should be fired or that Johnson is unfit to be PM.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 28 May 2021, 08:05

Positive Passion wrote:
And even then we didn't really need him to tell us the "truths" that Hancock should be fired or that Johnson is unfit to be PM.



No, we don't, but perhaps some other people do.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby never/ever » 29 May 2021, 03:47

The vaccine uptake in Australia has been very slow. Government has determined that all over-50s will get AstroZeneca, anyone else under that age Pfizer. That has led to a great reticence of the elderly to get vaccinated as there's still a lot of debate about the safety and accuracy of AZ.

Since last week there is a mass vaccination hub opened at Olympic Park here in Sydney. First week only for AZ-vaccinations, now also for Pfizer. Lots of pushing for people to get the vaccine but not much happening....

....until Melbourne had to go into shutdown on Friday for a week after a sudden outbreak of COVID in the northern suburbs.

I'm here at that hub getting my vaccine and the lines are incredible!
Nothing like a good old fashioned bit of scaremongering to get people moving.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Samoan » 22 Jun 2021, 14:01

Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 22 Jun 2021, 14:48

Samoan wrote:Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.


I bet that made her feel good.

I've had my second jab. Wahey!
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby souphound » 22 Jun 2021, 18:06

Samoan wrote:Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.


That's funny. Just made me realize something: At our pot dispensaries, you must show id, usually your health card, to prove you're old enough to be there. I'm 60 FFS. :lol:

But EVERYONE must show id.

Sometimes living by the rules just makes for strange situations.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Jun 2021, 18:59

Local stores are now having signs on the door saying if you're fully vaxxed, you can go maskless. It's an odd situation, because plenty of vaxxed people prefer to be overcautious and plenty of non-vaxxed people don't want to wear masks. I wish I knew that the unmasked are fully-vaxxed, but I also know that 100% certainty is always going to be impossible.

I just kind of do what I've done the whole time, which is be cautious indoors in poorly-ventilated places, and do whatever's most comfortable for the folks around me if I'm at a large gathering outside.

There's some folks who hate the words 'new normal,' but I think it's inevitable that there will be one. It's just going to take some maneuvering to find what works best for the biggest majority of people.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Hightea » 22 Jun 2021, 19:31

The whole I'm over 50 and still need to see an id is getting old. See it everywhere these days. It's f*cking ridiculous, just say we need to make sure you have an id on you to buy weed or alcohol.

Actually just got lunch in town and its the first place in awhile where I saw must have a mask(vaxxed or non-vaxxed). Basically all the places around here have if your vaxxed no mask required. I will still wear a mask in certain stores based on where I'm at. If I see lots of people wearing one I tend to also. However, I'm doing very little indoor shopping or eating so really hasn't been much an issue as I don't wear one outside( I guess maybe if I'm at a crowed place outside and staying in the same spot for awhile but that hasn't happened). The question is what will I do 4th of July weekend. I've pulled the trigger on a large festival (Peach Festival). Lineup if your interested

massive jam band festival started by the allman brothers family
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I plan to walk around a lot so not by the same people all festival but the major final acts I'll have a seat and can see myself with a mask as its under a tent I believe.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby der Freiherr » 22 Jun 2021, 19:50

By now (in my part of the world), if you want to be vaccinated (and aren't precluded by your age or immune system), you can be. If stores or restaurants don't ask for masks (and a lot of them don't by now), then I don't really see a reason to wear one unless their employees/cashiers/servers are wearing them. If they feel the need to for whatever reason, then I'll happily reciprocate for their own peace of mind. There's one place in town that's still being super hardcore, requiring everyone to wear masks, enforcing occupancy limits, and all the rest. And that's cool, I respect it. But until there's a variant that is resistant to the vaccines or some other major change, I've always got a mask on me, but I don't really see the point in it. If you're in the States and aren't vaccinated by now, that's your doing and it's on you to protect yourself.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby abracadabra » 23 Jun 2021, 17:44

normalcy bias rules this thread...

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