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Victoriaís Chief Health Officer admits COVID-19 restrictions are arbitrary : Comments

By David Pellowe, published 18/5/2020

Have there not been enough integrity scandals in recent decades to give all voters pause before simply rolling over to government demands for more power?

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One of the best things NOT to be is a Victorian. But majority of you must have voted for pro-China Andrews government, so it's all you own fault.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 18 May 2020 9:45:41 AM
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Got this in an email today, kudos to the author,

Itís a mess out there now. Hard to discern between whatís a real ;threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment,imagine you were born in 1900.
On your 14th birthday, World War I starts and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.
On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.
When you turn 39, World War II starts. You arenít even over the hill yet. And donít try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.
Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40ís, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime.
tbc
Posted by individual, Monday, 18 May 2020 1:06:40 PM
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At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you are 55 you dealt with the fear of Polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or die.
At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesnít end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday, you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.
Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didnít think your 85-year-old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Letís try and keep things in perspective.
Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above Ė you are called to stay home and sit on your couch!!
Posted by individual, Monday, 18 May 2020 1:07:56 PM
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The war between the guaranteed salary and the one only paid for by serving a voluntary request.
Posted by jamo, Monday, 18 May 2020 7:35:00 PM
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the guaranteed salary
Jamo,
Are you referring to those who "dedicate their life to serving the country" ? The ones who always put each other on the Hero pedestals ?
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 9:38:31 AM
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