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@TillLindemann said in Rowdy and Benji 250th Game this Week:

Great that the two legends can share it. I was going to say a pity Lawrence never got a premiership, but I’m not giving up on this year yet!

Benji will always be a legend for 05, but we we were unlucky not to win a GF around 2009-2010 as welll. What a team that was, with these two fellas, Farah still at his best, Gareth Ellis, Taniela Tuiaki…

And how could I forget Hodgo!

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Great that the two legends can share it. I was going to say a pity Lawrence never got a premiership, but I’m not giving up on this year yet!

Benji will always be a legend for 05, but we we were unlucky not to win a GF around 2009-2010 as welll. What a team that was, with these two fellas, Farah still at his best, Gareth Ellis, Taniela Tuiaki…

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@avocadoontoast said in Lost::

@TillLindemann said in Lost::

Our goal kicker is playing for the Storm.

He kicked at 68% last year. I’m not sure why we think he’ll improve our kicking woes. Also, next year I would have thought our centre pairing would be Talau and BJ?

Did he? Wow, my memory’s getting shocking, I thought he kicked well last year.

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Our goal kicker is playing for the Storm.

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I find it interesting how some countries can experience it very differently. In India it really snowballed in the last month to now (I think) the third highest number of cases in the world, from a very low base. Across the border in Pakistan, it showed signs of doing the same, but then surprisingly pulled back and dropped off.

In Mexico, week after week you see very high deaths (now 3rd highest number of deaths after the US and Brazil). But it sort of chugs along at this rate, without going exponential, or without dropping off.

Same goes for Saudi Arabia. It sort of chugs along at 2,000 infections per day. Doesn’t really increase exponentially, but doesn’t really drop off either.

But then in other countries you see a sharp spike for a few weeks, before it drops right off again.

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@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@Papacito said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

I’m holding judgement on the two girls from Queensland because as @cochise points out, everyone in society has the right to something other than the court of public opinion.

The bigger issue at play here is paid pandemic leave.

Such payments relating to those virtually forced to break lockdown were in the other half of my initial post that also included public shaming, but only the shaming part from which they should be exempted gained traction for discussion.

Sorry probably my fault.

I think I also jumped in without reading several prior posts

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@Tiger5150 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@TillLindemann said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@Tiger5150 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

I agree with @cochise with the public shaming of the two girls, it does seem over the top and mob mentality however I think it is part of a bigger issue.

I could be totally wrong about this, but its my gut feel on this one.

Premier Anastacia has IMO been disgraceful lately with her smug arrogant pontificating and pointing her finger at NSW when we have only had less than 100 cases (now over 200) and parading about the Qld being COVID free. All the while it was obvious that at some stage it would return there. IMO he arrogant stance has been 100% political and geared towards getting re-elected.

Now it suits her and this arrogant narrative to turn these girls into public pariahs (they are queenslanders) because then its not Anastasias fault, its the fault of the “bad girls”.

Ive been wrong before but its the vibe.

“because then its not Anastasias fault, its the fault of the “bad girls”.” Well, it is absolutely the girls fault. You may not like her as a politician, but it’s not her fault that a bunch of morons lied about having been in Victoria and then brought covid with them to Queensland. And then when they were caught out, continued to refuse to cooperate with police for some time.

I agree with you 100% however my point has more been her smug arrogance over the last few weeks went it was always going to happen at some stage.

Anyway, as I said, I could be wrong, just my vibe.

Yeah fair enough, I don’t really follow Quennsland politics but no doubt you’re right about the smugness.

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@Tiger5150 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

I agree with @cochise with the public shaming of the two girls, it does seem over the top and mob mentality however I think it is part of a bigger issue.

I could be totally wrong about this, but its my gut feel on this one.

Premier Anastacia has IMO been disgraceful lately with her smug arrogant pontificating and pointing her finger at NSW when we have only had less than 100 cases (now over 200) and parading about the Qld being COVID free. All the while it was obvious that at some stage it would return there. IMO he arrogant stance has been 100% political and geared towards getting re-elected.

Now it suits her and this arrogant narrative to turn these girls into public pariahs (they are queenslanders) because then its not Anastasias fault, its the fault of the “bad girls”.

Ive been wrong before but its the vibe.

“because then its not Anastasias fault, its the fault of the “bad girls”.” Well, it is absolutely the girls fault. You may not like her as a politician, but it’s not her fault that a bunch of morons lied about having been in Victoria and then brought covid with them to Queensland. And then when they were caught out, continued to refuse to cooperate with police for some time.

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@Spud_Murphy said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Victorian restrictions just announced, extremely tough.

There will be a night time curfew will be implemented across Melbourne from 8:00pm to 5:00am from tonight.

Melbourne residents will only be allowed to shop and exercise within 5km of their home.

All students across the state will return to home-based learning. Childcare will be closed.

Takeaway is allowed to be continued.

Regional Victoria will move to stage 3 restrictions from Thursday.

Good, though tough on whole because of the selfish few. They need to consider public shaming of the worst and/or serial lockdown offenders and passing stiffer penalties.

I don’t like public shaming.

Not a fan of it either, though if you are a serial offender at endangering life in a pandemic, you have lost the right to privacy.

Conversely, if one of those that have been left out of what should have been universal federal living payments, then their case rather than their name should be made public. I understand that there are supposed long overdue changes to this area that were called for back in March.

While I total condemn the behaviour of the 2 girls in Queensland who brought Covid back to that state, I feel the public outing and attack on those girls to be wrong. I have no problem with severe penalties against them but it turned into much more than that. Those 2 girls are 19 and I don’t like the way they are being attacked online and it actually creates are situation that puts them at risk of violence.

Yes i agree, I haven’t seen or heard the Victorian truck driver, who brought it into NSW when he visited the Crossroads Hotel cop as much flak. Young women are easy targets for vile internet trolls.

The difference is the truckie didn’t hide anything, and cooperated with authorities about everywhere he’d been (correct me if I’m wrong).

I don’t think it’s targeting women either - Latrell and JAC were splashed all over the news, weren’t they, for something that was dumb, but not on the same level.

I tend to oppose public shaming when it’s for someone having ‘incorrect’ or unpopular opinions, beliefs etc, ‘moral issues’ and so on. But for actual crimes, I don’t see why someone’s identity should be hidden.

And if shaming acts as a deterrent to John Citizen recklessly infecting and killing an innocent 80 year old, well, it’s served a purpose.

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@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Victorian restrictions just announced, extremely tough.

There will be a night time curfew will be implemented across Melbourne from 8:00pm to 5:00am from tonight.

Melbourne residents will only be allowed to shop and exercise within 5km of their home.

All students across the state will return to home-based learning. Childcare will be closed.

Takeaway is allowed to be continued.

Regional Victoria will move to stage 3 restrictions from Thursday.

Good, though tough on whole because of the selfish few. They need to consider public shaming of the worst and/or serial lockdown offenders and passing stiffer penalties.

I don’t like public shaming.

Not a fan of it either, though if you are a serial offender at endangering life in a pandemic, you have lost the right to privacy.

Conversely, if one of those that have been left out of what should have been universal federal living payments, then their case rather than their name should be made public. I understand that there are supposed long overdue changes to this area that were called for back in March.

While I total condemn the behaviour of the 2 girls in Queensland who brought Covid back to that state, I feel the public outing and attack on those girls to be wrong. I have no problem with severe penalties against them but it turned into much more than that. Those 2 girls are 19 and I don’t like the way they are being attacked online and it actually creates are situation that puts them at risk of violence.

I agree with your views 99.99999999999% of the time Cochise, but in this case I have little sympathy for the pair. Their deliberate deception could end up killing people, and may jeopardise the livelihoods of many people in a state that had managed to keep covid out until they arrived. Their apparent links to organised crime and travelling to Sydney and Melbourne for the sole purpose of theft is the icing on the cake for me.

When it comes to covid I can forgive ignorance, but not deliberate deception.