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Forum: Philippines
Nov 24th 2020, 3:17 am
Replies: 5,041
Views: 651,224
Posted By abner

Re: Me and My Family

Back to the 5-year train wreck already in progress then...?
Forum: Philippines
Nov 23rd 2020, 9:15 pm
Replies: 5,041
Views: 651,224
Posted By abner

Re: Me and My Family

No, unfortunately, not (just) an economic one. :(

Yeah, that.
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 23rd 2020, 12:02 pm
Replies: 803
Views: 86,003
Posted By abner

Re: What are you watching right now?

His Dark Materials

I would have preferred the movie version (Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, in "The Golden Compass") to continue, but the production values in this serialised version are very high,...
Nov 23rd 2020, 10:21 am
Replies: 33,930
Views: 1,528,745
Posted By abner

Re: President Trump

And as long as you characterize >73M voters into 6 pejorative buckets -- or do something truly stupid like label them "a basket of deplorables" (Hillary's political suicide note) -- then you don't...
Nov 23rd 2020, 9:06 am
Replies: 1,885
Views: 51,655
Posted By abner

Re: President Elect Biden

Only if the Dems choose to hang seperately rather than hang together. Always possible, mind you.

The AOC wing of the party has to recognise that while they "energize the base", that base is...
Nov 23rd 2020, 8:49 am
Replies: 33,930
Views: 1,528,745
Posted By abner

Re: President Trump

And of course, in the H.G. Wells original, it does not ultimately go well for the sighted person...
Nov 23rd 2020, 7:51 am
Replies: 33,930
Views: 1,528,745
Posted By abner

Re: President Trump

Exactly.

The message of this election, quite apart from who won the presidency, is that Trump drove out the base--for both parties. And unfortunately for him, he did rather better at driving it...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 23rd 2020, 7:00 am
Replies: 1,194
Views: 69,907
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Been there, already done that.

And I can see you're a smart, experienced cookie, Amazulu.

But there was just something about the phrase of yours that I quoted ("If we never have to go into the...
Nov 21st 2020, 7:29 am
Replies: 77
Views: 6,972
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

What, exactly, is the problem with trying to ensure that one's offspring, or grandchildren, can benefit from a lifetime of one's own labors??

Please be specific.
Forum: Philippines
Nov 21st 2020, 6:58 am
Replies: 5,041
Views: 651,224
Posted By abner

Re: Me and My Family

Actually, travel passes (or similar) have been required in any number of countries during their worst Covid-19 outbreak phases. In my case, I needed to have, and periodically refresh, an "essential...
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2020, 5:43 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By abner

Re: Considering moving back to Oz

I'm not quite sure what response you're actually looking for, from this post. It appears that you've already made your decision to return, and are in a good financial and at worst...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 21st 2020, 4:57 am
Replies: 1,194
Views: 69,907
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Oh dear, unbridled capitalism actually sucks...if one is on the receiving end of the 'accountants'.
:(

Welcome to the wider world of Australian white-collar "rationalisation", in any of several...
Nov 14th 2020, 12:34 pm
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

Mmmm, swipe right...

:sneaky:
Forum: Philippines
Nov 12th 2020, 8:32 am
Replies: 156
Views: 46,706
Posted By abner

Re: Humorous Episodes

Next year, no doubt, you'll tell her that it feels like being married to her for *60* years...

You being you, and all that. Always willing to test the voltage on the naked wire...
...
Nov 12th 2020, 7:24 am
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

Hospitalizations and death from Covid-19 are trailing indicators, by several weeks in each case.

There have been some improvements in survivability for Covid-19 cases, but the hospitalization and...
Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2020, 1:28 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By abner

Re: Where to live in Canada

I would gently suggest that you break down further what sort of social contacts you're looking for, and where (and in what context), you've been looking for them, in Canada. And, look at how you came...
Nov 7th 2020, 4:01 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By abner

Re: Words of 2020

"China virus". Inaccurate and pejorative, but far too common in American political discourse this year.
Nov 6th 2020, 2:42 am
Replies: 91
Views: 5,233
Posted By abner

Re: US Election 2020 - Predictions

Even if Biden goes to sleep in the White House for the next 4 years, atop split control between Senate and House, it will still be better for America and the world than a Trump victory. And that's...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 6th 2020, 2:26 am
Replies: 206
Views: 10,049
Posted By abner

Re: Melbourne Metro restrictions

Grim?? The stretch in your photo appears to be a 4-lane motorway, mate. Wouldn't complain about that.
Nov 3rd 2020, 2:26 am
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

The death rate curve, as a following indicator, will unfortunately have started spiking up rather nastily by then. The only way for your numerical analysis to remain unchanged ("1/250", or "1/200",...
Nov 3rd 2020, 12:29 am
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

Repost those charts as of December 1st, and try making your argument again...

:(
Nov 3rd 2020, 12:17 am
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

Nice theory, but the death count ramp up follows the case count ramp up by 4 - 5 weeks. Nobody dies on Day 1 of catching Covid-19.

No doubt there will be somewhat better case management in this...
Nov 3rd 2020, 12:05 am
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

I haven't found the post of yours that you reference, though I confess it wasn't an exhaustive search.

But I must say, it seems you've seriously overcooked the egg--unless you're assuming there...
Nov 2nd 2020, 10:53 pm
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

So if you asked the average Briton whether or not they'd cop a 10 -15% drop in income for a year or two, in order to preserve their elderly relatives from a huge, often fatal health risk, what do you...
Nov 2nd 2020, 10:41 pm
Replies: 3,282
Views: 137,930
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

You seem to be off by an order of magnitude, considering the most recent overall UK figures from Johns Hopkins' website:
- 1,038,054 confirmed cases
- 46,807 deaths

That's roughly 1/22.

And...
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