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    Cynical but correct..... "The War Effort" will long be a term people use and remember. The Queen herself called on Britains to take make a war like sacrifice.
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    I just had a good look at a report of the measures 42 nations have taken to combat covid 19. The thing that really stands out is how relaxed the US restrictions are compared to elsewhere.
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    BBC website this morning had a bunch of photos of victims of covid 19, click on them and there's a bit about them......you'd be surprised how many young, otherwise healthy people there are.
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    Nah, think its further out further east. Dived some WWII wrecks, unexploded bombs, plenty of gas masks, and old sake bottles, sharks everywhere and the most amazing viz, 50m+, some massive currents though they operator I was diving with actually attached a submersible GPS transmitter to my BCD...
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    Actually what Trump was very similar (before this even started) became inward looking, closing off trade, pushing nationalism over globalization.....this pandemic has accelerated it, via breaking down supply chains, closing international borders etc...….great fuel for the conspiracy theorists...
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    Erm, yes Keynesian economics in the form of WWII, government intervenes to create demand …….for tanks, aircrafts, ships, rebuilding structures etc.
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    Why so serious?
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    No I haven't, you?
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    There probably is, but not as many people understand Italian, Spanish, and French on here.
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    Yes I mentioned this last week, except that there has been 10 million file for unemployment benefits in the last fortnight. Also concerning is that 700k jobs were lost in March prior to things really getting out of hand (typically that is +200k jobs) when 10 mio people filed for unemployment...
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    Agree
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    yes, former colleague of mine had tried to have kids for years with no success. He resigned and I was cleaning out his desk and found some Chinese medicine pills, with one of the ingredients being Rhino penis. Yes he was ingesting rhino cock. Bet he's glad I didn't discover that when he was...
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    yeah, that is really fact stranger than fiction!
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    A couple of fruit and veg shops, and the odd butcher, but on the whole its you're artisan, chai latte sipping, vegan crowd.
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    Having lived in QLD for 3 years now, I can confirm you are correct. However, I've also lived in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong and I think that generally applies everywhere.

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