zaph

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  1. A nip of bleach, an antiemetic and Hydroxychloroquine
  2. 2. Yep. Check this out https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/north-america/vaccine-nationalism-us-says-it-won-t-join-global-effort-for-covid-19-inoculation-20200902-p55rkt.html Same but different puffery from Trump
  3. It's likely that there will be a couple of vaccines to choose from if you wait. It will take ~ a year(?) to vaccinate the world. Let the more needy countries and people go first.
  4. I'd like to see the high court hurry up about border closures. I haven't heard anything about forced vaccinations and the constitution. As mandatory as possible, perhaps totally.. blah blah. I would not inject a patient without their consent. That would be assault, immoral and I don't know any clinicians that would do it.
  5. "unconstitutional" in this parlance in Oz lately is in respect of whether state border closures breach s92 and it's quite valid argument that the closures are unconstitutional. One may thing it's nutty/not nutty to close state borders. But this is a genuine question of whether it's legal. Not so easy. A const change requires a referendum where it passes by the majority of voters and the majority of states. So currently 4 states would have to achieve 50.1% change and 50.1 of the entire population. Referendi on success about 20% of the time. What an exciting time to be alive!
  6. That's for the High Court to decide and I think the time they're taking to hear Palmer's case may indicate the state border closures are unconstitutional. It's appalling what govts are getting away with under the covid cloud.
  7. I see no covid falls around here. Some good buying if you're patient.
  8. i just went to an auction in the next street. at previous auctions the auctioneer is very clear when he is making a vendor bid. at this one the auctioneer (who sounded more like a race caller) did not make it clear at all. what are others experiences? there was clearly only one bidder who opened at 480 and bid against the vendor to get to 560 where it stopped. the auctioneer went to the vendor and then the bidder was ushered inside. a while later they all appeared, the bidder said he was biding 590, the auctioneer said reserve had been met, the house was on the market - and of course no one bid any more. sold for 590. would you bid against yourself? crazy!
  9. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/mary-trump-in-conversation-with-fran-kelly/video/NS2061H001S00 I might read the book. Does anyone have a copy?
  10. https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/coronavirus-covid19-how-australia-is-paying-for-welfare/12133292?fbclid=IwAR3iT6l-B4gulkppid986BEFmZ33oGRXh0Ryl3hW_RFoBO7C3JhnsUsOogA
  11. If he is confident he can't win then that's what he will do. Bone spurs playing up again? When though?
  12. At least Trump can tell his mother from his daughter.
  13. The aim at the start was to 'flatten the curve'. Then Australia did such a good job public opinion changed to eradicate. Unless we keep our borders closed for years eradication is a futile goal.
  14. Flat bottom girls they make the woking world go round.
  15. The suburban economy will return to normal once pubs, casinos and pokies open. Tourism will remain in trouble. It's a real intersection between border regulations and the survival of big tourism in Australia. https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/the-economy/bean-counters-believe-nation-can-dodge-depression-but-no-sharp-rebound-20200529-p54xq6.html#comments
  16. In Brisbane I would have long ago. Not sure what the current rules are though. The restaurants and pubs here are packed to the now permitted 10 people.
  17. The poor are out spending their stimulus job keeper and seeker payments, et al. A lot of working poor and welfare recipients have had a large jump in income. I had to go to a large shopping Centre in a low so area at 3.30pm yesterday and 9am today. It was like xmas yesterday and at 9 this morning it looked like a busy saturday.
  18. Free granny flat anyone?
  19. Watch the video in the link. Trump is just entertaining.
  20. Everyone has their handout for a hand out ATM. I'm going to give a swift kick in the Kant to the next company I see panhandling.
  21. Everyone has their handout for a hand out ATM. I'm going to give a swift kick in the Kant to the next company I see panhandling.
  22. I don't have a doubt that USA people would believe that. Stupid and insular.
  23. For the small investor what else is there?
  24. The banking crisis has begun. NAB raising capital. ANZ suspending (nicer term than not paying) dividends.
  25. Don't really know, but it will be local. City by city and burb by burb. I suspect that areas with lots of students and share houses will have less demand as tenants typically have jobs that have been very affected (eg bars). These tenants also have a greater ability to move back to the parents or bunch up than families. Tenancy laws are a state matter. Morrison would like to think he is king but it's up to the states. Check out your state rules. Queensland has passed it's laws, which don't seem dramatically different to current laws. Commentary I read said that LLs would be issuing eviction notices, even if they had no intent of evicting so they could claim lost rent on their LLs insurance policies. Congrats on the new job.