OT - In these weird times

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  1. Rich102

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  2. shiznit

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    Not really a big deal TBH...

    They usually call it because it opens up extra funding to be used across the board.

    it allows them extra powers with traffic, crowd and resource control.

    it happens in regions from time to time... We had one in Southland like 2 months ago we were paying Civil Defence payments for.

    there was always a high likelihood they were going to call a state of emergency once we went to level 4 as they wanted to make use of the ministry of defence resources.
     
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    Yes, but calm and rational communication doesn't get attention. Melodrama must be raised to 9 minimum.
     
  4. Blair

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    There's quite a bit of humour going around, which helps. Your post is an example of that. Good, constructive humour though.

    Not like that young guy in the US who filmed himself licking a line of products on the supermarket shelf!
     
  5. Meth

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    National State of Emergency was always going to be called to coincide with going up to level 4
     
  6. Rich102

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    Is it correct that shopping malls in Australia are still open?
     
  7. Rich102

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  9. SpaceMonkey

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    I'm a huge Nick Cave fan, and for the last couple of years hes had a website up where fans can ask him anything and he posts the repliies for everyone to read. He's an incredible writer and all round insightful human being and I always enjoy reading his replies. Somebody recently posted the simple but relevant question "What do we do now?" and I thought his answer was worth sharing:

    https://www.theredhandfiles.com/what-do-we-do-now/
     
  10. Rich102

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    You win the prize DMC.
     
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  11. Matua

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    Yes.

    Australia isn't really on a lockdown yet. Considering the govt buckled to the hairdresser lobby I'm wondering if a lockdown will even happen.
     
  12. Blair

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    I was probably a little over-dramatic but I did listen to The Mercy Seat on the long train journey home from the SCG last year. The Warriors got caned. It felt like a penance.
     
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    seriously half hour haircuts are classed as an essential service, what a joke.
     
  14. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Just checking in team.

    Hope everyone is holding up ok, thinking of my warriors fans fam
     
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    You OK R&S?
     
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  16. Blair

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    I've just collected a Rocky boxset from a friend. All six films, plus the two Creeds.
     
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    Having extra time to spend on hobbies isn’t all bad at least. I just finished restoring this old beauty, a vintage Pioneer Hi-Fi receiver from around 1976. Replaced the transistors in one channel that had blown, all new uprated capacitors, LED lighting and new solid rimu side panels made by a mate in Wellington. Sound as good as it looks!
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  18. Philip_Smith007

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    Australia is 11/2799 with these stats from 3pm
    Which is 0.39%

    https://www.health.gov.au/news/heal...s-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

    We have had 2 deaths since, but will also have more cases.

    Suicide in Australia 2015 (last records apparently which is terrible record keeping) 3027

    https://www.lifeline.org.au/about-lifeline/lifeline-information/statistics-on-suicide-in-australia
     
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  19. One Warrior

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    Hi All, I'm in financial administration for a very large construction company, we cover the whole gambit from major infrastructure projects to transport and subdivisions and landscaping etc, some of our work like highway maintenance is considered an essential service and carries on as normal. I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home, at least for the first few weeks of this lockdown, my work continues as per normal at the moment, once we are out of this, our infrastructure projects will continue as normal and more will be ramped up to get the country moving again. Stay safe and take care everyone.
     
  20. Philip_Smith007

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    Just saw some UK stats.
    Predicted 20 000 deaths with Corona virus with social distancing and isolating the vulnerable.
    From their first 386 deaths 98% had an underlying conditions, mostly elderly oldest 105.
    600 000 people die in UK every year.
    Around half to 2/3rds of the 20 000 Corona virus would have died this year of something. So around 6667-10 000 excess deaths.
    Seasonal flu causes 8000 excess deaths.

    Economic shut down has costs.
    After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) unemployment increased to 212m (not sure what from), increasing an additional 260 000 cancer deaths and 10 000 suicides (source:international labour groups, the Lancet and BJP).

    What I didn't like about the report is it didn't state the time span for the additional cancer and suicides eg per year for years since the GFC.

    Anyway wash your hands, stay home if you can and keep your distance if you can't.
     

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