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by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25462
Views: 894113

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Wow. Come in Neville Chamberlain, your time is up..! I guess whether Joel Fitzgibbon is Neville Chamberlain depends on whether China is Nazi Germany. If i's just making concessions to an aggressive power then everyone does that already. We make concessions to the United States. We've made concessio...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1460

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

Video conferencing etc are never as productive as getting a whole bunch of people around a table. But for most things outside of meetings, I found working from home more productive. Even, the sorts of short meetings that have always been done via a tele or video conferencing as you could do with ac...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 17957

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Yikes all the best Globby. And if you didn’t pick it up from someone like a Prince Charles (was he the van driver?) I’ll be disappointed. And a little scary to hear the symptoms - my wife tested positive yesterday so a little nervous about what is coming. Hope its just a mild case, and somehow you ...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27104
Views: 623348

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Looks like the Russian vaccine is going to be stage 3 tested for us by the entire population of Vietnam. :?
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27243

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

So it seems the NZR is working on 2 plans. Any link on this? i.e. relatively recent... I was wondering the same thing kiap, I sure haven't found any yet. Is this just an idea someone has come up with here? There are definitely two plans ... But the second part is getting proper recompense for the A...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1418

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

NZ played their final against Ireland the week before. They gave us way too much respect based on our tournament form Its very similar to 2015 really. Massive quarter final, and then down on performance in the Semi-final. In 2015 they had the experience to grind it out and win a tight game. In 2019...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

The first time you get it, you have no antibodies against it. Once you've had it, you do, so would likely fight it off if you're not too f**ked. How long the window of protection lasts is unknown at the moment. Yep, but isn't there quite a lot of data stacking up now saying after a few months most ...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

OK I might be talking shit. Just what I have read. If Bindi disagrees then I have got it wrong. It's a little more complicated. There's 2 kinds of mutations that happen for whatever reason - those that affect fitness and those that don't. Even for very compact genomes like viruses have, it's easy e...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

shanky wrote:OK
I might be talking shit. Just what I have read. If Bindi disagrees then I have got it wrong.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I’ll defer to superior knowledge. My understanding is that a virus that kills its host before the host can pass it on, isn’t a very successful virus - so therefore, those strains get selected out and the more moderate ones survive. As that process continues, and the host takes preventative or curat...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Actually you can aim for herd immunity and have a policy that excludes the elderly from that to ensure minimal dead people. Except you can't with covid. Immunity lasts 2 to 3 months. You can't achieve herd immunity in a practical sense by just letting the virus go through the population. Well, actu...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

eldanielfire wrote:Actually you can aim for herd immunity and have a policy that excludes the elderly from that to ensure minimal dead people.
Except you can't with covid. Immunity lasts 2 to 3 months. You can't achieve herd immunity in a practical sense by just letting the virus go through the population.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

You may be perfectly right. But no major country has gotten rid of it, so what’s the result of those shutdowns? Some people are still alive, for now, but will they stay locked down until there is a vaccine? And if there is no herd immunity, there will never be a vaccine, so..... we all stay locked ...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?
Replies: 86
Views: 1335

Re: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?

I am still hopeful there will be a Bledisloe in November. Hoping Victoria has the virus under control by then and it hasn't flared up in other states.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Don’t talk about Sweden unless you’ve read more than the headlines. They took an evidence-based approach considering the trade-offs to total shutdown. They made mistakes but it wasn’t political or cynical - it was the scientists calling the shots. For countries that aren’t isolated islands, there i...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27243

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I am with Farva, TT is the way to go. I don't mind going back down to 4 AU teams if we have to.
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I don’t know why people wonder about something that is so obviously self-evident. Politicians will always focus resources on where they get the most political return. In Australia, the minerals are owned by the states - these minerals are mostly found in states with low populations. Guess where the...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

471 new cases today anticipated, so that is somewhat promising. We wont have seen the effects of the stage 4 yet so hopefully in a week or two that will really drop. The Australian claiming they have seen data and modelling that suggests it will get to 1200 cases a day and not drop until the end of...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Clogs wrote:Adelaide. Fvcked.


By. Melbourne. 50 points.
You cnuts have actually given us two clusters. :x 8 active cases now. 0 new ones yesterday so fingers crossed its under-control and contained.

Mass panic the last two days as a result. 10,000 people got tested in 2 days. :shock: :lol:
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

NZ has bounced back well. However, it went in to a very deep hole for a period there. That has an effect and some businesses went down due to it. Qld, SA, WA, Tas, NT didnt go as deep, and so had less failures, for the same outcome. They have also all bounced back. The simple fact is Sydney and Mel...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25462
Views: 894113

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It's curious how Australians have retreated to statism, each commenter 'othering' the neighbours in an effort to claim their version of Australia is doing well. Countrymen should stick together for the common cause instead of creating regional imbalances through which Covid-19 is at its most danger...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

As much as they are utter plums who should be punished, this front page is out of order: https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionKey=PnrvMMvay76MWzyo3z97dA%3D%3D Yeah, thats just down right dangerous. Wouldn't take much for some idiot to try and punish them batman style. They should never have been named. But...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Two new cases in Queensland. The first since May which aren't from people testing positive in quarantine. Both are women who travelled from Melbourne via Sydney and lied on their border forms. One of them works at a school and both attended a large church on the weekend...instead of being in quaran...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Two new cases in Queensland. The first since May which aren't from people testing positive in quarantine. Both are women who travelled from Melbourne via Sydney and lied on their border forms. One of them works at a school and both attended a large church on the weekend...instead of being in quaran...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Scary. Yes, at least it's 'steady' and not increasing exponentially. But God the numbers need to start falling soon. A 6 week lockdown looks like it could be much longer.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Australia has now registered 50+ deaths since they supposedly beat Coronavirus. This represents a 50% increase in deaths since they supposedly beat Coronavirus. I feel for all those kids who once again are locked out of school and are not allowed on the sports fields. Why did the Scomo led Australi...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

459. This thing has now well and truly taken hold. It will spread to the rest of Australia... Reckon we a month or so off it hitting up here in Qld!! FFS Yep. I think, unless Anna closes the border, we are rooted. Yeah, just close it now. I'm glad SA has kept our border closed. Now SA residents stu...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1460

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

We have been told 4 days minimum in the office, 5 preferred. :lol:

Its a bit of a joke, the desks are 1.5m apart, deep cleaning every night etc... but a cold virus has ripped through the office, half the office has it now. :lol:
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 6305

Re: 4th June 1989.

Whoosh you chuffing simpleton Keep on swinging, trash. Fortunately I get plenty of practise on the swinging with my enormous club/baton that I regularly wave around some poor innocent freedom fighter whose human rights I have severely restricted (aka stamped upon). You will remain clueless Just say...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 6305

Re: 4th June 1989.

Hong Kong wrote:Whoosh you chuffing simpleton
Keep on swinging, trash.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

20 people have died in Australia as a result of softening their Covid-19 policy. Australia had won but then threw it away because of some bizarre idea that the economy is more important than health. I fully believe deaths in NZ would be in the hundreds and climbing right now if we followed what Aus...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 6305

Re: 4th June 1989.

HK is just following orders. I for one am absolutely shocked that a 30 year veteran of the HK police force is following Beijing orders. Shocked I tell you. Can tell you now though that if my old age pension relied on me cheering on Mario Itoje I would bring myself that Low so I do understand I agre...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy July 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Happy July 17th

The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I have heard a rumour stage 4 is imminent... Who from? Andrew Bolt? Peta Credlin? Alan Jones? Miranda Devine? All your opinions, talking points and links come from them so I assume they also spoon feed you all your rumours? Andrews said in the press conference that if things don't start to level ou...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 1976
Views: 35211

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I have heard a rumour stage 4 is imminent... Shirley they'd need to give it another week. We've only had 8 days of stage 3 lockdown so far. Yeah, I thought you'd wait the typical 2 weeks. Would expect numbers to peak next week before starting to fall. If they keep going up after 2+ weeks of lockdow...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 6305

Re: 4th June 1989.

There will be some high profile cases, the occasional howl of protest at some purported breech of human rights and then, HK will settle down to doing what it does best, making money The risk is that there will be an outflow of Western businesses, together with an exodus of young, well-educated, lib...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Please sign petition to sack Phil Kearns
Replies: 80
Views: 1599

Re: Please sign petition to sack Phil Kearns

I don't mind a bit of bias, but he descends into petulance when his teams are losing. Even worse is his lack of accuracy around the laws of the game. He whinges about what are ultimately correct ref calls and confuses viewers unfamiliar with the laws and interpretations. I like him. Yes what you sa...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 4567

Re: NFL - Washington name change

:thumbup:
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 4567

Re: NFL - Washington name change

Mate I've already gone out of my way several times to say I wouldn't have made that joke. And making that joke is about 20 times more benign than screaming, "you black c-nt" at someone, which I also obviously would not do. I've tried to explain multiple times that the point of my anecdote is not th...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 4567

Re: NFL - Washington name change

Mog seems to have adopted the if I'm not offended by something then no one's allowed to be, and something something Sam Harris something something Joe Rogan . Corrected. Mog is a strange one. Goes in balls deep at the drop of a hat and then has to retract once he has a "fuller" understanding. Mr Bu...