Coronavirus information for non-alarmists

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  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Unfortunately Don Chipp is long gone and we haven't seen the likes of him since in Federal politics. Here's part of Chipp's speech Chipp gave when he decided to resign from the Liberal Party in March 1977. Pretty much what you are advocating / wanting.

    I have become disenchanted with party politics as they are practised in this country and with the pressure groups which have an undue influence on the major political parties. The parties seem to polarise on almost every issue, sometimes seemingly just for the sake of it, and I wonder if the ordinary voter is not becoming sick and tired of the vested interests which unduly influence political parties and yearns for the emergence of a third political force, representing middle-of-the-road policies which would owe allegiance to no outside pressure group. Perhaps it may be the right time to test that proposition.
     
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    Yes I remember Don Chipp. Not a bad fellow, good intentions but some bad decisions. Unfortunately the party that remained when he left it to its own devices, was a long way from his ideals. And as for that idiotic waste of space Meg Lees, their final leader would have had Don spinning like a top in his grave. One stupid bitch and a fitting end to a rubbish Party.

    True story about Don Chipp.

    When he was Minister for Customs he attended a debate on the legalisation of marijuana. During this debate a foolish stoner attempted to tell our Don that marijuana was not a gateway drug to narcotics - 'hard drugs'. This apparently aggravated our Don who issued orders that marijuana was to be the primary target of customs until further notice.

    This was a heaven sent gift for Mr Asia, your aspiring major drug dealer, and his various minions who promptly flooded the streets of Melbourne with heroin, seeking out the demand for marijuana that our Don's snarky little pogrom on grass dealers had opened to other options. Grass was unavailable, but dealers started to pop up who would help you spend your $50 on a cap of heroin.

    Fast forward a year or so and the heroin epidemic is well and truly established in Melbourne, the mafia connections in Griffith and the Mr Asia syndicate were doing a roaring business, all because of the market response to Don Chipp's work on creating marijuana shortages and the insidious nature of heroin combined with the bravado of youth.

    In his later years he confessed to being a f*wit and for opening up the marijuana market to organised crime and starting the whole drug industry in Australia from his single handed prohibition enforcement in Melbourne in the 1970s.
    Meg Lees is one of the first times I noticed that 'Third' Parties are a disaster. Petty minds and political opportunists who sell their vote to the highest bidder if such is offered, or otherwise are too dimwitted to think their way forward.
     
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    This'll fix it:

     
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    My daughters sick friend is doing better and is off the vent tube.
    It seems this virus is SOOO contagious that he infected no one else at all.
    Not his friends he partied with the week before he got sick, not his girlfriend he lives and sleeps with or any of his family.
    Must have been a miracle.
     
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    The incubation period can be up to 3-4 weeks and some people may have light symptoms. Everyone in contact with him should be taking 500mg of Vit C a day and Vit D and plenty of fruits and meat.
     
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    So why is there only a 14 day quarantine?
     
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    It's been 4 weeks now.
     
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    I suppose so - but here Spain is promising her people UBI and expecting e.g., Dutch retirees to take a haircut to their pensions to fund it. That's how 'solidarity' works in the EU.
     
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    That’s the thing about this virus, around day 8 it gathers a head of steam and then pile drives you into the cement, just after fooling you into thinking you were getting better. For Boris that was day 10, a day later and he may be on a kind of oxygen delivery system that is a rung or two away from a ventilator.
     
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    My wife lost a childhood friend to the virus today. Early 40s.
     
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    Very sorry to hear that. My condolences.
     
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    It's not a zero-sum game, it's a negative-sum game because more money is injected into an economy without a correlated increase in productivity.

    A better alternative is the one proposed by adherents of MMT, the government jumps in where the private sector can't and employs workers to carry out productive tasks.
     
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