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by Sensible Stephen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Where lockdowns haven't worked it's because they, and quarantine on entry, weren't strict enough. For that you can blame leadership. That's part of it - we are all human and make mistakes. Leadership is about how you fix those Yeah, also its new, leaders didn't know which approach would work best. ...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aliens are Real - Expert
Replies: 161
Views: 4978

Re: Aliens are Real - Expert

Thomas wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:26 am Makes a lot of sense when you really think about it.
Well, we landed on the moon in 1969. Its not unbelievable that we would have been to Mars by now as well.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 709
Views: 19542

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

Poor old AC Allowing party politics to colour his view of right and wrong. The ALP is no more a fan of CCP than the Libs. In your effort to bash Morrison for something (anything), you’ve got yourself in a terrible pickle. More childish comments. Would you at least concede that I can be critical of ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Well then it hasn't been eliminated has it? Of course it has. In SA there was no virus for 5 months. Then covid from a returning international arrival leaked out into the community. I think our definitions of "eliminated" might be slightly different. There was no virus. Nothing. Then it was re-intr...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Well then it hasn't been eliminated has it? Of course it has. In SA there was no virus for 5 months. Then covid from a returning international arrival leaked out into the community. I think our definitions of "eliminated" might be slightly different. There was no virus. Nothing. Then it was re-intr...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:37 am
Well then it hasn't been eliminated has it?
Of course it has. In SA there was no virus for 5 months. Then covid from a returning international arrival leaked out into the community.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 709
Views: 19542

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

You’ve fallen right in to the trap of repeating the CCP’s lies. Since when is criticism of the Chinese Communist Party or PRC criticism of all Chinese people? Pointing out corruption by the ANC in SA is probably racist too, right? Walk us through that one if you can. The problem with this point is ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 709
Views: 19542

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

You’ve fallen right in to the trap of repeating the CCP’s lies. Since when is criticism of the Chinese Communist Party or PRC criticism of all Chinese people? Pointing out corruption by the ANC in SA is probably racist too, right? Walk us through that one if you can. The problem with this point is ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 709
Views: 19542

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

Dozy would be proud. Another dumb post. I am no fan of the CCP. I am also no fan of our govt using xenophobia for base political gain, and starting unnecessary political spats that will cost us billions in exports. Aussie workers will lose their jobs so Scott Morrison can keep his. Xenophobia? You ...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2082
Views: 112493

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Got told at work today that we have to do unconscious bias training in the new year. Corporate told us over zoom that our work place is a hotbed of racism, sexism and homophobia. Everyone just looked at each other and was like wtf :? Hmmm, we got told the same thing last week over teams. HR person ...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Rather than big up NZs (and Australia's, and Europes etc) reactive approach, might be better to learn from those countries than have been through this a few times now. I’m not. I was echoing FOG’s point about what could be learnt from NZ’s approach and comparing the approach Taiwan took having alre...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Like a lot of South East Asian countries, Taiwan benefited from having been exposed to earlier SARS outbreaks... Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told CNN the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 had taught them a lot. "At the time Taiwan was hit very hard and then...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Muttonbirds wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:44 am And yet Bloomberg shows NZ and Taiwan had identical lockdown severity and Taiwan now has less community mobility.

Taiwan's economy has not shrunk but then tourism was over 20% of NZ's export earnings.
Taiwan never went into lockdown....
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

No, it's not a joke. It's quite clear that NZ could have done a lot lot worse than we did. We could have taken a completely different approach, trusting in our relatively isolation. The chances that that would have been as successful as what we did do are very very slim though, and it's far more li...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

According to that, many countries did a much better job than NZ. They just get marked down because of 'access to covid vaccines'. :? As many have mentioned, the likes of Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea have provided much more front foot responses, and produced much better results, with much higher densit...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

According to that, many countries did a much better job than NZ. They just get marked down because of 'access to covid vaccines'. :? As many have mentioned, the likes of Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea have provided much more front foot responses, and produced much better results, with much higher densit...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8237

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Bloomberg crunched the numbers to determine the best places to be in the coronavirus era: where has the virus been handled most effectively with the least amount of disruption to business and society? https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/11/new-zealand-s-coronavirus-response-ranked-as-be...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!

Genuine question, but is Melbourne any good to visit (post Covid)? The missus has a friend living there who can put us up, and we're thinking it will be the first place we ravel once everyone has been dosed up with a cure. Is there enough to do for an entire week...two weeks? There is a fair bit to...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!

Clogs wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:41 am The hard work and sacrifices that millions of Victorians have made has finally paid off. We are technically covid free. We have eliminated the virus. But we must still wear our masks. Even though we are Covid free.
We don't have to wear masks in virus riddled Adelaide. :smug:
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which PR poster/s are most likely to
Replies: 47
Views: 1922

Re: Which PR poster/s are most likely to

Work at Penguin Random House publishers? https://nypost.com/2020/11/25/publisher-left-staffers-in-tears-over-jordan-peterson-book-report/ These people are idiots. His fame has faded, who would have known or cared that he has another book coming out? Now it is news and rightwing youtubers everywhere...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Lots of studies from different countries, just google for smear infection and corona. While it has been shown that sarscov2 survives on hard surfaces for up to 28 days in the laboratory, no cases of transmittance are known. Theoretically it is thus possible, but highly unlikely. As i said, hand hyg...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31799

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Lots of studies from different countries, just google for smear infection and corona. While it has been shown that sarscov2 survives on hard surfaces for up to 28 days in the laboratory, no cases of transmittance are known. Theoretically it is thus possible, but highly unlikely. As i said, hand hyg...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29303
Views: 810099

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UncleFB wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:38 am Just fly on another airline you fucking princesses. :D
Meh, governments are going to mandate it anyway, so the rule will be redundant. I just think Joyce is a egotistical twat. Thats all.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29303
Views: 810099

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Korea Air has basically come out and said Joyce is a grandstanding attention whore. :lol: Governments will very likely make vaccination a condition on entry. Airlines should work with governments to decide what is ok or not. “This is not something for airlines to independently decide,” - Korea Air ...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29303
Views: 810099

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Korea Air has basically come out and said Joyce is a grandstanding attention whore. :lol: Governments will very likely make vaccination a condition on entry. Airlines should work with governments to decide what is ok or not. “This is not something for airlines to independently decide,” - Korea Air :...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29303
Views: 810099

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What about Qantas - no jab, no flight.

I don't think its Qantas' place to make such calls tbh. Should be up to the relevant governments, not an airline company.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 51
Views: 1898

Re: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?

mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:55 am
Android is a dogs breakfast. You can argue the toss about the pros and cons of Samsung vs iPhone handsets, but iPads are the best tablet going.
Lol, just rubbish.

A Samsung S5 or S6 is great.

Apple v Samsung tablet is just down to personal preference, same as the phones.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9250

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 am


Even Gardner is prone to shitting the bed from time to time. The first half of NZ v Argentina was a lesson in brainfart decisions, IMO.
Yeah, he had a bad day at the office. But still a top tier ref, unlike the others.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9250

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Nic Berry never fills me with confidence He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs. What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint. I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there.....
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52299

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Angus Taylor has only talked about hydrogen from coal getting funding It's been all over the newspapers. I'm happy for you to find more information about the Lobs hitting zero at some nebulous point long after they have retired Remember, they are still banking on Carbon sequestration. Its in the SM...
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52299

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

But ScoMo is in Tokyo with hydrogen people to discuss future deals with Japan. So while they are slow and backwards, I think they are creating pathways for what you describe above too. Not Green hydrogen. The Lobs are actively against the concept Look, I don't like Scomo, but you are talking BS. It...
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52299

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 am Opening new coal mines under Chinese ownership is a complete contradiction of everything Australian governments say publicaly. :roll:
Er... maybe if it was a Labor-Green government in charge.

Scotty Coal Morrison is running the show you dimwit.
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52299

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

The African country of Morocco has taken the World lead in solar energy. It exports power to the EU. Australia has the resources to make solar panels but invests more in coal subsidies. We are actually one of the world leaders in solar and wind installations. We have GW of both installed at the mom...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Yeah, so we didn't need to go into lockdown. Only went in as they thought someone caught it collecting a pizza.

Dude is a total muppet.

But glad our contract tracing works, and lockdown was only triggered because of BS.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?

Strange thread, pushing in scrums has never been against the rules in Rugby League. Teams just don't do it. To carry this point further for people that understand the game more than I, if a team makes their scrum all the small guys, what's stopping the opposition from smashing that scrum every time...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Sure. Trust the experts. But they aren’t infallible on this. We in Vic ended up in lockdown because we were not conservative enough. You haven’t had to deal with that, you don’t know how bad it is. Disclaimer: it’s shite. I would do anything not to do that again. Vics experts got it wrong (granted ...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Its now multiple households isnt it? And potentially hundreds of exposures. The way NZ dealt with an outbreak like this was a short, sharp lockdown to make sure that no further exposures happened. This isnt a little outbreak, its not one or two people. Its 17 at last count. And SA is open with no m...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3099
Views: 69988

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

They did the sensible thing. Unlike some on here were pushing, they didn't jump the gun, they did massive amounts of contact tracing. After 48 hours they found that the possible no. of contacts was beyond what could be managed, so called for this circuit breaker lockdown. 6 days + 8 days. The SA Go...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 6799

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

Even morons can recognise a shit sandwich when they see one. Sam is opening himself right up here if no improvement is seen by the morons. Actually its Fozzie, not Cane the fans are spewing about. Someone said NZ is playing the same as 2015. Seems like it. It was time for a change, but they decided...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5743

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Thomas wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:56 am I'm worried about our lack of playmaking. If they just bash it up the Pumas will eat that shit for breakfast.
Their forwards could eat us alive. But I think they will be still too mentally drained after getting up last week. I am reasonably confident we will win comfortably.