Conspiracy Theory Coronavirus #2

Thoughts on COVID-19? (Choose 2 options)

  • It's a naturally occurring virus

    Votes: 13 20.6%
  • It came from a Chinese laboratory

    Votes: 26 41.3%
  • It came from a US/other laboratory

    Votes: 5 7.9%
  • It's dangerous and harsh restrictions are necessary

    Votes: 18 28.6%
  • It's not dangerous enough to warrant harsh restrictions

    Votes: 19 30.2%
  • It's basically another flu, so restrictions are silly

    Votes: 12 19.0%

  • Total voters
    63

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Kurve

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yes you’re right - but it won’t happen.
And the cashless conspiracy is really fake news.
Especially given that the free choice of people and convenience of credit cards, tap and go etc, was an existing and unstoppable tsunami well before this cashless conspiracy talk.
There were a couple of places I was in through lockdowns, one of them was dental and I tried to pay in cash. They wouldn't take it and insisted on a card payment. I wondered what they would say if I said I only had cash no cards on me, so I did and they still wouldn't take it. They sent me an invoice.
 

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There were a couple of places I was in through lockdowns, one of them was dental and I tried to pay in cash. They wouldn't take it and insisted on a card payment. I wondered what they would say if I said I only had cash no cards on me, so I did and they still wouldn't take it. They sent me an invoice.
Podiatrist I visited recently only wanted cash, go figure. Had to go around to the ATM, luckily nearby.
 

twotooto

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yes you’re right - but it won’t happen.
And the cashless conspiracy is really fake news.
Especially given that the free choice of people and convenience of credit cards, tap and go etc, was an existing and unstoppable tsunami well before this cashless conspiracy talk.
You think the notion that cash will be phased out is conspiracy talk??

Are you aware of the decline in cash usage at points of sale and in general over the last couple of decades? Think about how much less you use cash now than you did even 5 years ago.

It will happen just by natural attrition - i.e. as less and less people use cash, cash will become more costly for places to hold, store, bank etc. I'm sure you'll still be able to use it, but it will become much more select and a lot less convenient.

Regardless, more than plausible that cash will be phased out for the most part, by fair means or foul. Your conspiracy angle is a bit whack.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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You think the notion that cash will be phased out is conspiracy talk??

Are you aware of the decline in cash usage at points of sale and in general over the last couple of decades? Think about how much less you use cash now than you did even 5 years ago.

It will happen just by natural attrition - i.e. as less and less people use cash, cash will become more costly for places to hold, store, bank etc. I'm sure you'll still be able to use it, but it will become much more select and a lot less convenient.

Regardless, more than plausible that cash will be phased out for the most part, by fair means or foul. Your conspiracy angle is a bit whack.
I think if you read my post I’m in complete agreement that the “natural phase out”, started a long time ago.
I’m simply saying the CT of cash being outlawed is just a bandwagoning exercise to try to legitimize their claim - believe me it’s a well known Conspiracy Theory that the Elites want to control our money by eliminating cash.
 

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Podiatrist I visited recently only wanted cash, go figure. Had to go around to the ATM, luckily nearby.
Yeh now I think about it, I struck that as well only recently seeing a specialist whose suite is attached to a major hospital. He didn't have an eftpos machine, cash or personal cheque is all he takes which was made clear before I showed up. I vaguely wondered if it was some sort of stand against the banks or simply trying to keep his costs down.
 

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Yeh now I think about it, I struck that as well only recently seeing a specialist whose suite is attached to a major hospital. He didn't have an eftpos machine, cash or personal cheque is all he takes which was made clear before I showed up. I vaguely wondered if it was some sort of stand against the banks or simply trying to keep his costs down.
Yes, podiatrist apologised for not telling me when I made the appointment. There was no receptionist either, so probably struggling a bit with overheads.
 

twotooto

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I think if you read my post I’m in complete agreement that the “natural phase out”, started a long time ago.
I’m simply saying the CT of cash being outlawed is just a bandwagoning exercise to try to legitimize their claim - believe me it’s a well known Conspiracy Theory that the Elites want to control our money by eliminating cash.
tbh I wasn't aware that it had been designated as a conspiracy theory, seems perfectly plausible to me that certain powers that be would love to phase out cash. 'Controlling our money' is one possibility but I think that there are several other more practical - and likely - reasons.

While I take your point about 'bandwagoning', I think that whether or not it's used to 'legitimize a claim' does not necessarily refute its validity as a theory(or not), conspiracy or otherwise.
 

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'Denmark on Monday became the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) COVID-19 shots from its vaccination programme over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot.

The move comes after the Nordic country last month stopped using AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) vaccine altogether citing similar concerns. read more.

The country's health authority said in a statement it had found that "the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect in those who receive the vaccine".
 

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Or a good old fashioned blood test. If you're going to pick it up on a tiny bit of mucus on a cotton swab just a finger prick test would do?? But apparently not yet it can be picked up in people's crap. Apparently. An apt diagnosis for all the sh*t this has bought forward
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Or a good old fashioned blood test. If you're going to pick it up on a tiny bit of mucus on a cotton swab just a finger prick test would do?? But apparently not yet it can be picked up in people's crap. Apparently. An apt diagnosis for all the sh*t this has bought forward
blood tests are far less accurate, which is why lab tests are used.
 

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