How many days until the panic begins in Australia?

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  1. Silverling

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    You guys crack me up.....:eek::D:p
     
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    I use nappies for leaks!
     
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    Might need some TP when the markets open 1100 points down and gold shooting up again.
    This might be how sharts were invented.
    Just broke over 1700 usd again exciting stuff. GSR 97:1!!
     
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    What I find interesting in the MSM discussions is all the after the fact commentary. It involves all those who haven't prepped and are now panicked and confused. I mention that I've always had more than 3 months supply of most anything so have really not had to worry. The naysayers say that there would always have been supplies if everyone had not panic-bought all the goods. My reply is, what if you local Woolies or petrol station is closed and under quarantine. What if the wholesale distributors are closed. So don't blame the panic merchants, they are just one step ahead of the emus with their heads in the sand. The situation is what it is because the circumstances are what they are. You cannot intellectualise a meal if you haven't got one.
     
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  5. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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  6. JOHNLGALT

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    Ditto, this way as well with preps.
    All friends who laughed @ me buying stores will now realise why.
    Problem, of course, is that you should not tell anyone about it.
     
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    Pssst...thats not why they laugh at you
     
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    We are well prepped too mostly due to my wife. She buys everything in bulk when it's half price and hoards extra quantities of everything. Nothing to do with COVID-19, this has been going on for years and getting to almost being a compulsive hoarding disorder. If we had to be confined to barracks tonight I reckon we would have enough food for 6 Months (only 2 of us). Bog paper not a bother either and we have back up resources if we run out. I Topped my car up 10 days ago when petrol came down to $1.19, should have waited for this oil crisis to kick in but who was to know.

    But today made me think of your comment. I just finished paying for my groceries at the self service checkouts and I was just about to leave the store when I heard this voice out loud saying, "I'll be f*****g wiping my ar$e on the shopping docket tonight because these f******g idiots have run out of toilet paper". Typical bogan looking/talking woman saying it for everyone to hear. :eek::D:D
     
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    We all have a BRAIN to use.

    Aaaand the reason she is wiping her @$$ with something other than toilet paper is because it is HER FAULT for not thinking with her brain.

    It is not the other shoppers fault, - even if they bought 2,000 ROLLS - it is (oh, don't get me started). LOL.
     
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    I haven’t seen panic in Sydney yet. Toilet paper shortage isn’t panic it’s just stocking up.

    ‘Panic starts when tens of thousands of people start losing their jobs
     
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    A little lateral thinking is required in such situations. Yep, bog roll sold out, face tissues (good sub) also on the endangered list, paper towels getting a run....but the other day just doing the weekly shop I was walking in the isle with "other" household items when two ladies were standing there chatting about the TP crisis.....I politely got their attention and pointed to the shelves stacked with.

    [​IMG]......only $0.95 for 100. Better than nothing and duel purpose.....just get the usage order correct. :D

    They looked but it didn't click.
     
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    I am limiting myself to panicking 20 times a day and hoping to cut back from there. If I can manage to panic less than 10 times daily I should be able to manage doing so each day by lunchtime which will free up the rest of the day for enjoyment.

    Another option for modern people to consider is binge panicking either over the weekend or even on a slow weekday if you have one.
     
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    And the scary thing is, that number is guaranteed. And there won't be other jobs to go to because other businesses will either cutting back or have gone under themselves.
    Not a good time to own a holiday rental or empty commercial property either.
     
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    Or maybe adjustments need to be made to our democratic process?

    "In the dialogues of Plato, the founding father of Greek Philosophy – Socrates – is portrayed as hugely pessimistic about the whole business of democracy. In Book Six of The Republic, Plato describes Socrates falling into conversation with a character called Adeimantus and trying to get him to see the flaws of democracy by comparing a society to a ship. If you were heading out on a journey by sea, asks Socrates, who would you ideally want deciding who was in charge of the vessel? Just anyone or people educated in the rules and demands of seafaring? The latter of course, says Adeimantus, so why then, responds Socrates, do we keep thinking that any old person should be fit to judge who should be a ruler of a country?"
     
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    The moral of this story is that leaders should be appointed rather than elected, and limited to Captains of ships and/or societies.

    Disproven theory, just like flat earth was.
     
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    I think I've seen this system, with a King who surrounds himself with his friends, who rig the system to their own advantage. A bit like what's happening now except we're not sure who the King is.
     
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    4 Day Easter Panic......how good will that be for a bingefest. :D
     
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    It's still going to be Charles followed by William, but now Harry's quit his kids no longer qualify. This now means that Le Bron is next in the line of succession to the throne.
     
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    No, it's a simple perspective - not to be taken so literally. It challenges the effectiveness of the democratic process and underlines the importance of the decision to elect a power head of the country.
     

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