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@pawsandclaws1 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

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If anyone has watched the video of that woman pleading on behalf of the other 100 odd Australians and Kiwis on MV Ocean Atlantic you too would be sickened. They don’t want to pay the full 9k to get home but can afford a once in a lifetime cruise to the Antarctic. With so many doing it tough in Australia they should pay or stay. I am sick of all these whinging retirees.

100%. The demanding voice was a bit rich from her. Does anyone know when and where they left from? She says “unforeseen circumstances” but given the Diamond Princess in Japan was WAY back in Feb 1, how was a cruise ship being quarantined and not being able to dock “unforeseen”?

Have they been sailing on this boat for 2 months?

I estimate a 9 Mar or slightly earlier departure based on a three week cruise. The only unforseen issue is travel insurance not covering return fare.

I think that’s a pretty good estimate.

The laughable thing is that they point the finger at the government, without making the connection that it’s my or your money that is going to pay for it. The government are only a function of the taxpayers.

As far as I’m concerned, they can pay the whole god damn fare. I would prefer to give my tax money to someone who has been locked down and lost their job or the brave medical workers who couldn’t go on holidays at a time like this.

This wasn’t unforeseen. This was their risk to take on. They can foot the bill. If they had asked differently on the video, maybe they would have garnered some sympathy. But pointing fingers at anyone but themselves is just ignorant and not going to win favours.

“their risk to take” Some acquaintances of mine were dead set going off on their world tour including europe and the middle east regardless of horrific reports coming in from Italy. Fortunately everything shut down before they could go. I don’t get that mentality at all.

Yes those selfish Australians who left knowing the danger. deserve no sympathy. Unfortunately for the older citizens, this could end their lives.

Border Farce continuing to prove they are only good for hunting toilet paper hoarders from Coles. On Channel 10 the residents who share facilities with the Swisshotel are upset about possible contamination from passengers of the Norwegian Princess. This time Tanya Plibersek put the boot in saying it is a federaf problem and we don’t want a repeat of

The curious thing was that both of these people are in their 70’s one of them a chain smoker. Maybe they just don’t give a stuff.

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I was all smug, thinking I’d still be able to get out kayaking with my boy and get some red claw or get out to the reef for a fish. Nup all closed down.

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@hammertime said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@hammertime said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

If anyone has watched the video of that woman pleading on behalf of the other 100 odd Australians and Kiwis on MV Ocean Atlantic you too would be sickened. They don’t want to pay the full 9k to get home but can afford a once in a lifetime cruise to the Antarctic. With so many doing it tough in Australia they should pay or stay. I am sick of all these whinging retirees.

100%. The demanding voice was a bit rich from her. Does anyone know when and where they left from? She says “unforeseen circumstances” but given the Diamond Princess in Japan was WAY back in Feb 1, how was a cruise ship being quarantined and not being able to dock “unforeseen”?

Have they been sailing on this boat for 2 months?

I estimate a 9 Mar or slightly earlier departure based on a three week cruise. The only unforseen issue is travel insurance not covering return fare.

I think that’s a pretty good estimate.

The laughable thing is that they point the finger at the government, without making the connection that it’s my or your money that is going to pay for it. The government are only a function of the taxpayers.

As far as I’m concerned, they can pay the whole god damn fare. I would prefer to give my tax money to someone who has been locked down and lost their job or the brave medical workers who couldn’t go on holidays at a time like this.

This wasn’t unforeseen. This was their risk to take on. They can foot the bill. If they had asked differently on the video, maybe they would have garnered some sympathy. But pointing fingers at anyone but themselves is just ignorant and not going to win favours.

“their risk to take” Some acquaintances of mine were dead set going off on their world tour including europe and the middle east regardless of horrific reports coming in from Italy. Fortunately everything shut down before they could go. I don’t get that mentality at all.

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@Cairnstigers said in CV & us.:

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@Cairnstigers said in CV & us.:

I must say I am happy with the government’s measures to date to help Businesses, Employers and Employees with a continued wage subsidy and Payroll tax breaks.
As a small business/Company It will certainly help to keep the doors open and staff employed while we all try to get through this.
Even if I have to reduce their hours a little they should still be ok and I will help where I can
Having a couple of mortgages and business loans myself it eases the mind a little
I just spent 6 months of weekends busting my arse doing up a house to sell only to have this Virus hit
With no open homes allowed and a vacant house with no rental income, and unlikely to get any at this point, it will certainly stretch the finances
Sometimes I feel like I just keep on getting kicked in the guts
At 52 years of age if things go pear shaped I won’t be able to climb up again
It will be time to live a simple life
Maybe hippies have got it right after all
I could say a lot more about the cards I was dealt in life but I am sure many of us have a story
All I can say is if you are doing it tough try and keep your head up, your certainly not alone
What else can we do

What is your business CT? I’m up on the tablelands, if there’s any business I can send your way I’m happy to.

Thanks mate
I am ok at the moment even though I have had a number of jobs cancelled including the Colonial club refurb
I manufacture laminated bench tops for cabinetmakers, kitchen manufacturing businesses in Cairns
Many of those guys are starting to see jobs cancelled.
It will definitely get worse before it gets better
What do you do up there

I’m retired.
I guess I’m living the simple life you’re talking about. Definitely not hippies but not mainstream either. I look after the home, kids, chooks and turkeys and try to grow veggies. Hopefully heading closer to self sustainability but not there yet.
Luckily the company my Mrs works for looks like it will tick along for a while at least. It will be interesting for us if they have to shut the doors. But like you say, keep your head up. We try to help out with our neighbours, and they do likewise.
Unfortunately I’m not really in the market for benchtops. I hope it keeps ticking along for you.

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@Cairnstigers said in CV & us.:

I must say I am happy with the government’s measures to date to help Businesses, Employers and Employees with a continued wage subsidy and Payroll tax breaks.
As a small business/Company It will certainly help to keep the doors open and staff employed while we all try to get through this.
Even if I have to reduce their hours a little they should still be ok and I will help where I can
Having a couple of mortgages and business loans myself it eases the mind a little
I just spent 6 months of weekends busting my arse doing up a house to sell only to have this Virus hit
With no open homes allowed and a vacant house with no rental income, and unlikely to get any at this point, it will certainly stretch the finances
Sometimes I feel like I just keep on getting kicked in the guts
At 52 years of age if things go pear shaped I won’t be able to climb up again
It will be time to live a simple life
Maybe hippies have got it right after all
I could say a lot more about the cards I was dealt in life but I am sure many of us have a story
All I can say is if you are doing it tough try and keep your head up, your certainly not alone
What else can we do

What is your business CT? I’m up on the tablelands, if there’s any business I can send your way I’m happy to.

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The majik easter bunny is on his way to the USA.

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China Being Sued for 20 Trill

US probably just looking for cash to pay off their debts.

Don’t blame them to be honest. If China withheld it from the world and allowed diseased citizens to leave the country, there should be certainly some sort of reparations.

I have to agree CB,if someone does an injustice to someone else they can litigate or sue for compensation…Not turning this into a China hate thread …only pointing out that on a global scale they also have a duty of care to their own people and to people who visit their country…I would say in a normal court of law they could be found negligent and in breach of their duty of care,

Can I ask this …

How would they have known early on it was any different from any flu season

It is quite similar in many ways …with the amount of people coming and going from China by the time they knew it was too late

Haters got to hate I guess

Happy, the CCP arrested and detained the doctors who first reported this as a new virus. The CCP broke into the research lab that first identified the virus as a new virus and destroyed the vials (Sun Yang style) (Source Washington Post & London Times). In december the CCP officially notified the WHO that there were no human to human cases.

Thank you!

If people want to read a CCP propaganda mill, may I suggest moving themselves over to the Beijing Daily or similar state run publications. You can swallow all the lies you can handle over there.

What about the Spanish Flu …it started in Kansas and killed somewhere between 25 000 000 and 40 000 000

Did the rest of the world take action v the USA

Have the Americans taken ownership or paid any reparations …

Oh that’s right … this country is Red …

Stop living in the past mate …

I’m not …I just get so sick of Americans living above the rest of the world

As I say America seems a beautiful place …just a shame so many Americans live there

Have you been to America?

Overall, they’re a pretty friendly bunch of people.

Just the twits I’ve dealt with here

No hurry to get there either

The only decent Americans I have met are in the Armed Forces …general public I rate the Yanks with the French as aloof assholes

And don’t disagree with the comments in how some Australians behave either overseas

See I didn’t mind the French either. If you made an effort to speak French to them first they were a very warm and accommodating lot. I saw other tourists while I was there not even attempt to greet them in French, and that’s when they get indignant. They are very protective of their culture.

French make the Yanks look good

The only likable French person I’ve even seen is Henri Leconte

The whole French arrogance thing is a fallacy. I used to believe it until I went to France.
It started as soon as we got to our Hotel in Paris, after we had run 4 blocks from the train station in the pouring rain. We were soaked, entering the lobby and the Maitre de made some wisecrack in English (that I no longer remember). It could have been taken as an insult and I looked at him intently and then wisecracked back. He laughed, I laughed and it was all good.
Basically it’s like Australian humour, frankified. I worked in tourism for a time as a guide and behind a bar and we were always making fun at the tourists. It kept us sane. Some got it, some didn’t.
I reckon the French are the same.

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Let’s just keep our own backyard clean.