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The intelligence of democratically elected official of the US of A is wonder to behold - https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-...tive-for-covid-19-report-20200730-p55grf.html

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, who steadfastly refused to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, says that he has tested positive for COVID-19, raising concerns that other members of Congress may also have been exposed.

Gohmert declared he probably got the "Wuhan virus" because he had started wearing a mask — not despite it.

"There are an awful lot of people who think it's the great thing to do all the time, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been wearing a mask so much in the last 10 days or so, I really wonder if I would have gotten it," Gohmert said.

I mean lol, farking LOL.
 

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The intelligence of democratically elected official of the US of A is wonder to behold - https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-...tive-for-covid-19-report-20200730-p55grf.html

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, who steadfastly refused to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, says that he has tested positive for COVID-19, raising concerns that other members of Congress may also have been exposed.

Gohmert declared he probably got the "Wuhan virus" because he had started wearing a mask — not despite it.

"There are an awful lot of people who think it's the great thing to do all the time, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been wearing a mask so much in the last 10 days or so, I really wonder if I would have gotten it," Gohmert said.

I mean lol, farking LOL.
Only in America..well maybe in Queensland too..
 

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Over 700 cases Victoria.
Not looking foward to the knock on effects in Nsw in the next few weeks. Hopefully it gets contained
 

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I'm really concerned àbout nightclubs being closed long term.. dance floors everywhere banned.

Where are the current generation of partgoers gonna refine their dance moves.

I fear when nightclubs and dance floors reopen we will have goose like dancers hitting the floors, dance moves you will have to look away ... We will pay for generations after these bad moves are embedded in
 

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I'm really concerned àbout nightclubs being closed long term.. dance floors everywhere banned.

Where are the current generation of partgoers gonna refine their dance moves.

I fear when nightclubs and dance floors reopen we will have goose like dancers hitting the floors, dance moves you will have to look away ... We will pay for generations after these bad moves are embedded in
Did you give any thought to the fact this terrifying scenario may be the result of alcohol deficiency syndrome, in that revellers returning to the dance floors may not be able to handle their liquor and that is the cause of their line dancing?
 

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Yep. But it's not how most people think. It's called "the Rabbit Hole"

They basically design search algorithms to encourage you to keep clicking on things. That means if you're searching for "vote Greens" often then you'll be flooded with left wing rhetoric. If you search certain things on Pornhub often then you'll be flooded with advertising for Asian women in your area. These algorithms have been strongly attributed to the rise of right wing groups and a large reason why Trump won. They're designed to give you what you want to see so you keep clicking on things. Which just makes people believe that the world supports the same beliefs as them.

But there's also a lot of money involved in it. Pay Google enough money and you get search engine optimisation. Meaning that your stuff will show up ahead of everyone else's stuff.
But (as an example) - I generally read and click on more conservative opinions with news and articles etc.

Yet if I type any number of words into Google about the US election etc, the results are 90% left leaning opinions and eventually you find something like a Fox News article on page 3.

If it's true that companies like google simply present more of what you are attracted to, the opposite should be true.
 

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Did you give any thought to the fact this terrifying scenario may be the result of alcohol deficiency syndrome, in that revellers returning to the dance floors may not be able to handle their liquor and that is the cause of their line dancing?
I dunno but this river dance stuff will beat on us for generations. It's bad enough for the many bad dancers we have to endure pre covid, but this will rise exponentially without people given the opportunity to hone their movements to the tune of a beat. It will just be a dogs breakfast every where you look, everyone out of time kicking their legs every which way, arms rocking about left and right.

Every dance floor post covid could be this
 
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But (as an example) - I generally read and click on more conservative opinions with news and articles etc.

Yet if I type any number of words into Google about the US election etc, the results are 90% left leaning opinions and eventually you find something like a Fox News article on page 3.

If it's true that companies like google simply present more of what you are attracted to, the opposite should be true.
Not so much Google. Google is more about the money. In part. They give the most results to the ones that pay the most. The only catch is that they charge less based on who they like. So Fox news probably has to pay more for higher ranks.

The click thing for Google is more about advertising (which shows up as sponsored links up the top)

It's more for things like YouTube and Facebook, which work based on only showing you what you'll like. YouTube is the biggest offender with this.
 

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Woolworths nsw encouraging all people from Monday to wear masks. Not a bad idea
 

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Over 700 cases Victoria.
Not looking foward to the knock on effects in Nsw in the next few weeks. Hopefully it gets contained
723 in fact mate and they are really struggling. People just don't seem to care, more vision of idiots congregating for $5 grog nights. Now we have regional banks closing their doors at 12-30 of a week day and schools preparing for the worst. Remote learning is back on the agenda and teachers have been told to have two weeks of lessons prepped and ready at all times. How many schools have now been closed and clusters happening there but hey they keep telling us there is no problem in schools. I can tell you now I will be wearing a mask from now on whenever I need to go out in the playground when there are masses of kids about. Practicing social distancing as usual but not taking chances. This is going to be a long rest of winter and onto the end of the year. Funnily enough the talk was at the beginning of this that we would look like escaping with not a lot of damage but as Winter progresses and people still don't want to conform it is becoming really frightening. I am really worried about my kids and family living in Sydney.
 

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Woolworths nsw encouraging all people from Monday to wear masks. Not a bad idea
I would not be encouraging I would be insisting. Hope everyone has a supply of masks because if the mess hits the fan we will end up like Victoria with it being mandatory.

Problem being if you can't afford to have a supply on hand you are screwed. Priceline was selling ONE mask for $6-95 and other places $6-50 for 5 or 10 for $10 unfortunately made in China and the disposable ones. Now blinking elastic is in short supply because people are buying it all up to assist in making cloth reusable masks.
 

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The NRL are currently talking to the QLD government. They'll most likely get exemptions as they did when there was a full border closure.

The Swans and the Giants are moving to QLD for at least the next few weeks. They have a hub setup there for the other teams already.
Don't the AFL have a hub in WA?

The NRL will be hoping and praying that things don't get much worse or all bets might be off for anywhere hosting the footy.
 

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You are right. This was always on the cards when things got out of hand ,all of Sydney and Victoria banned.

Up the north coast of NSW, they are asking that people south of Hawkesbury I believe down to Victoria not to visit. We still have holiday makers here and I reckon if things get too bad there will be others from down the coast who will decide it is a great time to take a holiday and get out of there before travel is banned.
 

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Woolworths nsw encouraging all people from Monday to wear masks. Not a bad idea
Personally, I would never take health advice from a supermarket.

I wouldn't wear a mask to a supermarket unless the government made it criminal not to.
 

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I have my skeleton mask ready when needed, also will help me with social distancing as no body would want to come near a "psycho" lol
 

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Personally, I would never take health advice from a supermarket.

I wouldn't wear a mask to a supermarket unless the government made it criminal not to.
I respect how they are taking the innitiave and not waiting for our government to react. To many people sitting on their hands waiting to be told .
This shit fight will cycle on for a long time life ain't going back to normal we best get used to it
 
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