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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2020 7:10 am

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Local (county) leaders just shut down all public lands for recreational purposes, effective a few hours ago.
Here we have been told you cannot visit ANYONE at all, you cannot surf, swim, fish, shop, have coffee,....oh and I think breathing is probably about to be prohibited any time now!

This from a State politician “On the weekend, we have fined people for blatantly just being out and about, going for a ride or a drive, which is clearly non-essential travel – it’s happened time and time again.” "Blatantly just being out and about"????  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  How dare they!

Our Police Commissioner said police would be “out there” and “highly visible” on NSW roads, and would be going into tourist areas up and down the coast to make sure “there aren’t people in caravans and people with families going into those communities to get away and take advantage of the break”.

The saddest fact is the number of people taking it on themselves to ring the police and report, (read dob in) anyone they think is not obeying the restrictions.
Australia USED to have a long-standing tradition of not dobbing in anyone!
Now it seems we have become a nation of petty little informers!

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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2020 7:35 am

This is insane! How can they place an entire continent under house arrest?

Why are there no riots in the streets?

But then, I can ask the same about things here.

I cannot believe how people worldwide... world freakin' wide... have succumbed to the fear of a virus only marginally more dangerous than common influenza.

You cannot shop? You cannot purchase food or other necessities?

I just read a couple of articles. The Australian leaders admit that "flattening the curve" means extending the length of the restrictions for a much longer time... something that the stupid people here in the States do not seem to realize. Here, the general public think "flattening the curve" is the same as ending the virus. I've been ranting from the beginning that "flattening the curve" means that this will never end!

Best estimates currently are that "immunity" only lasts for a year or two. In other words, the people who are recovering and gaining immunity now will be losing that immunity about the time the last people are infected. So again: it will never end!

I also heard an interview with a medical scientist today who pointed out that nobody has ever successfully created a vaccine for a coronavirus. Usually coronaviruses are not particularly dangerous to humans, so there has not been a lot of work with them. What has been done has never, ever resulted in a successful vaccine. So talk of a vaccine "in 12 to 18 months" is a complete fantasy. The scientists also explained that under a best case scenario, where they know how to create a vaccine, the process usually takes a minimum of four to five years. So one more time: this will never end!

Our lives are over! We have all submitted, most of us voluntarily, to the most widespread and unwarranted mass oppression in human history.

Compare the numbers, even the "worst case scenario" numbers, to anything: smoking, auto accidents, suicide, drug overdoses, cancer, heart disease, influenza... even freakin' lighting strikes are almost as dangerous as this virus! Or, this virus is only marginally more likely to kill you than you are to be struck by lightning.

I should probably stop posting things like this. I don't want the Thought Police to shut down this forum. Questioning "the authorities" is now a crime in many places.

D*mmit... now that Boris is on the road to recovery, I wish he would man up and tell the UK, "stiff upper lip, eh what! If I can pull through, so can you! We're open for business! Carry on!"

But that doesn't seem to be the way it's working. Every day the restrictions increase.

And every day, the general public seem to become more complacent about it. More compliant. And more hostile toward the few, small voices raised in protest, the few who dare to raise questions.

Where is Greta Thunberg's generation when there's something real to protest? Something real to fight? Something real to resist?

If this had happened twenty-five years ago, when the WWII generation were still around and in their early 70s, this would not have been the result. Those people fought and died to save the world from this. And they grew up during the Spanish flu epidemic, which was orders of magnitude worse than even the worst case scenarios for COVID-19.

Barry, I feel that you and I are the only two people out of 8.5 billion who see this. If that's the case, our odds aren't very good, are they?

Can you still walk around your five acres, or would that somehow be considered a risk and get you arrested or shot?

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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 pm

Youse guys are starting to scare me.

I heard today that Utah border guards are taking your cell numbers so they can track out-of-state visitors/intruders.

Imagine sheltering in place with Greta?  ...no thanks... Evil or Very Mad

A local radio host was saying that he's been hearing grumblings on the internet that most people, business owners, etc. are giving them till April 30 and that on May 1, come hell or high water (but wait, all this has been wonderful in reducing global emissions, etc.) we are going back to work, reopening our stores, restaurants, hotels, casinos, whore houses, ... Twisted Evil  And I agree with that sentiment.

Does Fitchy actually think this would be sustainable for 12 to 18 months? I sure hope he isn't that out of touch.

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Honestly Barry, I just can't imagine it. And Australia of all places?!???

Earlier they were telling people to go to our State Parks, now they have closed them down too so Indiana is just as guilty of overreacting as everyone else.
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and in case the thought police didn't get it:



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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2020 11:49 pm

And getting back to my WWII analogy that I have trouble properly expressing.

How many young men and women gave up everything to help preserve our freedoms and our way of life that we realized at the time how valuable it was vs. how many have died now for us to throw it all away?

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2020 11:58 pm

Columbus stood on the poop deck of his mighty double decker. Queen Isabel waived a hankie, Columbus waived his at her...



Columbus arrives on the shores of India (West) and prepares to disembark. First Mate comes up and says, Sir, Doctor says there are all manner of viruses and bacteria on those shores. Columbus says, that does it, nobody leaves the ship!
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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2020 12:40 am

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I heard today that Utah border guards are taking your cell numbers so they can track out-of-state visitors/intruders.

Earlier they were telling people to go to our State Parks, now they have closed them down too so Indiana is just as guilty of overreacting as everyone else.

That is correct. Anyone entering Utah by major or secondary roads is being "requested" to fill out forms about their travel and health history. The "request" (today is only the first day) is not yet enforced by fines or arrest, but the governor is under pressure from the "health authorities" and "local leadership" to add penalties.

Yes, initially National Park fees were waived, because "being in the great outdoors is the healthiest form of social distancing." Then "local authorities" requested, then demanded, that national parks be closed. That was followed by restrictions on state parks making them available only to persons living in the county in which the park is located. As of yesterday, the neighboring county closed all parks, campgrounds, and public lands to everybody, period. The county in which I live issued an extensive list of public lands that are now off limits to everybody, which basically includes everyplace anyone would go. Violating the restrictions is a Class B Misdemeanor subject to a massive fine or six months in jail. In the unlikely event you can find a back-country place to camp, you are required to be at least 650 feet from any other campers. And while hiking you are required to maintain a social distance of at least twelve feet.

Apparently the virus is much more contagious outdoors, requiring considerably more social distance than in the crowded cities. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2020 6:55 am

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First Mate comes up and says, Sir, Doctor says there are all manner of viruses and bacteria on those shores. Columbus says, that does it, nobody leaves the ship!
One might wish Columbus had been here when a cruise ship full of the damned contagion was blithely allowed to disembark!
Now of course there's a huge effort to blame someone else, but it appears that our State minister for Health, namely Brad Hazard.....(from now on ever to be known as "Health" Hazard) f--ked up monumentally, and so ultimately it WAS our female Premier's fault. She's still avidly closing ever more things down in some kind of expiation for her gross negligence.

This whole Easter break has been designated as a "lockdown". You are not supposed to travel anywhere, go out at all or even check on an elderly friend. Any outside excursion has to be classified as "essential", and for that the criteria are really strict. STAY AT HOME is the order!!!

I went to town anyway and am pleased to be able to report that you'd hardly notice any difference here from a normal pre-Chinese Virus day!
People everywhere, busy traffic, grog outlets booming! Our major shopping mall was packed.

I do think that people out of the big cities have had just about enough of the excessively Draconian restrictions and are trying to get back to some sort of normalcy in their lives.
To hell with the virus thing. Just be a bit more careful.
No cops over-policing either.
Maybe the Aussie independent spirit is arising?

All our parks and reserves are now completely closed to the public here as well, as are the beaches.

And yes Brian, I too ask why the population seems to have surrendered all those hard fought for(and hugely expensive in terms of lives) freedoms so easily!

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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 12, 2020 3:40 am

Now THIS floored me!
The state of Western Australia has just given itself permission to instal cameras in your home to monitor that you are actually staying there!

I always thought George Orwell's masterful novel "1984" was supposed to be taken as a warning, and NOT as an instruction manual!
Has it really now come to this?
I hold great fears that so many of these new "powers" over the general population will never be fully relinquished.
Civil Liberties has become the very first casualty of Chinese Coronavirus.

No one here is game to lift or even relax any restrictions, lest they be held to blame by the Twitterati class if even one more case is then detected.
So now we have enforced incarceration, ....and also Socialism by proxy!

Identity Politics also reigns supreme.
Weddings can comprise of no more than five people including the bridal pair and the celebrant (i.e. just TWO guests as witnesses), yet a Muslim wedding was given permission to go ahead with 100 guests who most certainly did NOT social distance.
An indigenous funeral also granted the go ahead with around 80 mourners, the rest of the population being restricted to just 10.
Why?
Some people are more equal than others?

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and then all those college students who think freedom of speech is bad...

this is like a bad movie come to life
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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 12, 2020 7:19 am

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Now THIS floored me!
The state of Western Australia has just given itself permission to instal cameras in your home to monitor that you are actually staying there!

That is absolutely the most terrifying thing I have read about virus crackdowns.

They can also require you to wear a tracking device. LIKE A CRIMINAL!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/01/west_australia_isolation/

I would have expected sparsely populated Western Australia to be the last hold-out against overbearing government.

A quick glance online indicates that this started with speed enforcement cameras being concealed earlier this year. Two months later, the cameras are in your homes.

What is WRONG with Australians? No civil rights at ALL in that cesspool of a surveillance state. And apparently nearly everyone is cool with it.

I feel badly for you, I really do.

And I feel sad and scared for us all.

It only takes one place to start the ball rolling. Now that it's happening there, I expect to see the same thing here within days or weeks.

Is there anything we can do to stop this? Seems like the majority are even more firmly against us than they were a few days ago.

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I too share your fears. These far-reaching powers will not be withdrawn, either for the police or the State.
The fines handed out here for the absolute ridiculous so-called "breaches" now total over a million dollars.

I am starting a movement that NO ONE should ever pay their fines. Just DON'T PAY....ever! Evil or Very Mad
The Government simply cannot lock us all up and it would look very bad for them should they even attempt to do so. (Specially we Oldies!)

"Civil Disobedience" ? It's worked before.
If they ever put a camera in my home it will have a VERY short life-span!



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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 12, 2020 11:15 pm

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The fines handed out here for the absolute ridiculous so-called "breaches" now total over a million dollars.

With severely curtailed tax revenue coming in from business or tourism, local, state, territorial, and national governments will become increasingly desperate for money. While the national governments simply print more – outrageous inflation is on the way – the local governments need other revenue sources. Meaning: us.

It's only gonna get worse. And I agree, they will never relinquish these "emergency powers."

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PostSubject: Re: Bizarre Run!   Bizarre Run! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2020 1:55 am

Have you got the one where they "register" your mobile phone and can thus track where you are at all times?
As if that will ever be deleted!
Soon they'll have the entire population under surveillance!

This graphic puts the Chinese Corona Virus in sensible perspective.
Do look at the dates when these occurred.
Some of the bigger ones are quite recent, and killed far more than this one has, but did we shut down the world?

https://youtu.be/v743pmwuPIY

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Have you got the one where they "register" your mobile phone and can thus track where you are at all times?
As if that will ever be deleted!
Soon they'll have the entire population under surveillance!

This graphic puts the Chinese Corona Virus in sensible perspective.
Do look at the dates when these occurred.
Some of the bigger ones are quite recent, and killed far more than this one has, but did we shut down the world?

https://youtu.be/v743pmwuPIY

I've been comparing numbers from the Coronavirus to all kinds of things... including lightning strikes. Pretty much anything you can think of is more likely to get you than the stupid coronavirus.

The news media is praising governors for being "tough."

Why don't they just come door to door and shoot every other person to enforce social distancing?

Yes, they're talking about using the cell phone tracking here, too. Pushing for it, actually. So, will it be illegal to NOT own a cell phone? Will it be illegal to TURN OFF the damn phone? If you forget to charge your phone, will you find yourself in jail?

I still don't understand how EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD appears to be going along with this, other than you, me, and one other of my online contacts. I knew I was a little bit out of step with the mainstream, but I had no idea I was such a radical!


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My guess is that all freedom of thought has now either been bred out of humanity, or removed by some form of brainwashing, ...probably administered subliminally by means of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or some other of those pervasive agencies. This would explain the complete and blind acceptance by Gen X, Gen Y and those pitiable Millennials.

Happily I do not subscribe to any such inanity, therefore I seem to still maintain the ability to see the insanity, not to mention the seriousness, of all the current repressions and impositions.

I'm all for doing actions that actually DO something, but so much of what is being insisted upon is a facade,....a mere placebo to convince the population that they are actually preventing the disease. "Social distancing", specially in supermarkets and the like, is a complete joke when you consider that the virus is so minuscule and thus easily remaining air-bourne and constantly being circulated around by air-conditioning for a long time! It stays viable for many hours, so if you're are breathing, (and I must admit I'm addicted to that very process), then standing any distance away from anyone is plainly useless. The air currents will bring it to you!

Here, no politician will say just what is the criteria, or the point that will trigger the release or even the easing of some or all of the bans.
Is it less than say X% new infections?
Maybe a certain number of less people being in hospital?
The development of a vaccine?
The shortest estimates of that even being a possibility are running at about 18 months!
However experts say there has NEVER been a truly successful vaccine for any of the Corona-class viruses. They are very complex organisms to counter.

If indeed as I begin to suspect, they are holding out for a point of NO new infections AT ALL, then we will spend the rest of our lives locked in, because like all flus, this virus will never go away completely now.
There will always be people still catching it. And indeed perhaps dying from it.

Some GOOD news:
Donald Trump has pulled the $400 million plus that the USA voluntarily gives annually to that sycophantic Chinese-apologist run organisation known ironically as WHO! cheers cheers cheers

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So, uhm, about that breathing thing: I just read that some jurisdictions are considering a ban on jogging because it causes people to breathe more heavily, putting others at risk.

Somehow I doubt that people who are out jogging are coronavirus positive. But what do I know? Obviously not as much as government experts.

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Somehow I doubt that people who are out jogging are coronavirus positive. But what do I know? Obviously not as much as government experts.
Bit like those here out for a bit of solitary surfing! Or fishing! Or paddleboarding? Or even just sitting on a park bench reading. Who the hell are they endangering?

And STILL when interviewed ALL our government officials are flatly refusing to let the public know just what event or situation will trigger an easing of our current house arrest!
I suspect it is at present either a fully effective vaccine deus-ex-machina, (don't think that will be arriving anytime soon...if ever!) or absolutely NO new cases and everybody fully recovered, .....which should come to pass around the year 2500 C.E. !

Here the original projections were that there would be over 150,000 deaths in Australia. To date we have had around 63, (most from a cruise ship and many already in cancer wards undergoing sever chemotherapy)....and the thousands of beds prepared here for all the victims remain unused.

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Here they are pushing ahead with a phone app that allows you to be tracked and it will also record all your associates or anyone you may even just stand near.
It's SUPPOSED to be for tracking possible infections and police claim that they will not use this data for any other purpose.
Yeah, ...right!!!
Sorry fellers, but I'm REALLY NOT buying that one! No No No

They will know where you are at all times, and whoever you have stood near. What if I just accidently happen to ride an escalator with a known paedophile, drug-dealer or terrorism suspect and our phones register? There are SO many civil liberty issues with this and those who care about such things are already ringing the alarm bells.

Our P.M. here hopes that at least 40% of the population will download the app, or it may have to be made MANDATORY by law!

Welcome to "Big Brother" !!! Rolling Eyes

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Our P.M. here hopes that at least 40% of the population will download the app, or it may have to be made MANDATORY by law!

Will it then be mandatory to own a phone? A phone with a sufficient data plan to allow full-time tracking? What if I can't afford a phone? Will the government pay for my phone? Or, if I don't own a phone, will the government slap an ankle bracelet on to me?

Gosh, what if people go back to living their lives like they did five or ten years ago, when hardly anyone had a mobile phone? Turn the thing off. Leave it at home or in the car.

The governments are turning the phone addiction against us.

And Australia has how many... or should I say, how few... cases?

Yet people are putting up with this nonsense. (I used 'nonsense' instead of the term I originally typed.)

Okay, some reading:

https://globalnews.ca/news/6836652/coronavirus-australia-tracking-app/

It's a tracking app, but no surveillance will be involved? Isn't that, like, the absolute definition of Orwellian 'doublespeak?'

New Zealand has the world's strictest lockdown measures, yet the virus is still spreading? Seems to me, then, that the shut-downs and lock-downs simply don't work... other than to slow things down to make sure the virus lasts for years or decades rather than for weeks or months.

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/coronavirus-australia/id1503846231

Oh, look, the Australian coronavirus app is rated Number One in health & fitness on the Apple app store. What kind of moron... sorry, drongo... would even download something like this?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/18/australian-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-voluntary-and-with-no-hidden-agenda-minister-says

No hidden agenda? No geo-locating? No tracking? No surveillance? But... isn't the whole point of the app, isn't the stated purpose of the app, to know where you've been and whom you associate with? How could this NOT be about geo-location tracking and surveillance? Are people THAT STUPID?

Rhetorical question, obviously. YES, PEOPLE ARE THAT STUPID!

Oh jeez, it gets even stupider: "And it is really hard to try to remember the 90-year-old lady in the queue behind you at a shopping centre, or a family that was close by you for whatever purpose,” says the Australian Government Services Minister. Really, dude? The app is going to help with that? Because the 90-year-old lady in the queue behind you will have a mobile phone and will have downloaded and registered and activated the tracking app? That's gonna happen? And that's your justification for tracking... sorry, for not really tracking (nudge nudge, wink wink) everybody and all their contacts?

Plus, they say the app will only trace contacts who have been in close proximity for 15 minutes or longer. You're not actually going to be standing next to the 90-year-old lady in the queue at Woolworth's for 15 minutes, are you? Especially with all the shops offering limited access.

So, what they are claiming the app does absolutely does not correlate to any of the scenarios they are using to illustrate its value or intent.

It's scary that the government is pushing this. It is ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING that people are accepting this utter nonsense... sorry, Flemington confetti.

(That's a new one I gotta remember!)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/australias-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-what-we-know-so-far

Using the app "is like buying bonds during the war."

How far will they go to sell this thing? This voluntary thing that could be made mandatory but maybe not mandatory but then again maybe it will be mandatory if enough of you don't comply voluntarily.

Meanwhile, in the States, anyone who questions or protests the restrictions and lockdowns is being branded a conspiracy theorist and a right winger. Or rightwinger, as most of the "news" outlets spell it, because news reporters and news editors cannot spell and do not understand the English language. And the effort is being ramped up to "sell us" on the concept of a tracking app prior to one actually being developed.

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"Flemington confetti"! Haven't heard that great expression in years! cheers cheers cheers
(it can also be "cowyard confetti" .)

Dave I agree with everything you write.
It's plain to see from all the information that the damn app would be highly ineffective when it comes to tracking viral contacts, but VERY effective in tracking where you go and whom you associate with.
That is of course why the police are making such a huge statement about how they won't use it, because plainly they will, specially if they can just apply to a court with a "valid" reason and of course they can always find one of those.
(We currently have a case before our court right now where a cop with a fixation on an innocent man he considered guilty, went beyond the law in his illegal use of collected data....and that's just one example of their willingness to flout any rules.)

New Zealand is currently being run by Princess Woke and yes, despite her much-published Draconian shut-downs, the virus is certainly running wild over there in The Shaky Isles.

And really, what the hell is the point of shutting borders anyway? It WOULD be the thing to do if you had NO cases of Coronavirus at all in your state, however if like new Zealand and many other places, you already have quite a few, then it is the idiotic equivalent of shutting the hen-house door with the fox INSIDE!
Why not conduct temperature tests at point of entry?
Even Italy, probably the scene of one of the worst death tolls, is now relaxing the lock-down, letting people out and hoping the previously stumbling economy of that country can somehow revive.

Another worrying psychological trend I have noticed here is that some people seem to have become so compliant in staying at home that they have built up a real fear of ever going out!
They want to stay in, and are comforted by and actually enjoy being told what they should do by authority figures.
It makes them feel "safe", ...although of course those effects are largely illusory.
If any relaxing of the enforced house arrest is mentioned they become quite upset!

Is this the new society?

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Seeing as the  "pandemic" was nowhere near what our incredibly over-paid "modellers" predicted....(like 150,000 deaths in the first months when we've actually had 80), and we now have literally thousands of ventilators stored away when just 24 are in use, and thousands of hospital beds set aside for coronavirus victims, with only about 80 people currently hospitalised, it seems the Draconian restrictions are beginning to be relaxed. We WERE told to prepare to follow then until at least Christmas!

These relaxations are being phrased as some sort of "gifts"!
They are giving us back rights and privileges that we ALWAYS had as though they are being just SO magnanimous!
What's even worse, they are also acting like school-mams and saying if we don't do the right thing then our privileges so recently granted will be revoked.
A beach was recently RE-CLOSED after people went onto it through hastily erected runways, (they were counted like sheep!) but refused to leave after only 15 minutes! You MUST be seen to be physically exercising or an officious official will order you to leave!!!
The beaches here belong to all citizens of Australia. It's written in the Law. They cannot be privately owned. It was probably illegal to even close them in the first place, but now unelected officials are reluctantly granting us the use of our own property again.

Oh and now we can gather in groups of 10! Big Deal! Rolling Eyes
It annoys the hell out of me that so many of the Australian public are just doing everything they are being told by petty nobodies, drunk on their own unaccustomed power. At least in the USA we have seen public protests about loss of liberties. Good on them!
I would obey any sanctions if I could actually see how they might save even one infection but some of the idiotic proscriptions they have come up with here defy all sanity, let alone logic!  

We all have dermatitis up to our armpits from the over-use of that by now ubiquitous bloody hand-sanitiser.
Surely everybody knows that nature intended alcohol to be applied INTERNALLY, and NOT externally?

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Our US media was gleefully reporting today that over two million Australians have downloaded the new "voluntary" coronavirus tracking app on to their phones, strongly hinting that something similar should be rolled out here in the States.
Rolling Eyes

We are also being warned that our "privileges" may be revoked as restrictions are (very) gradually lifted if we overstep the boundaries imposed by our imperious leaders.

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Our US media was gleefully reporting today that over two million Australians have downloaded the new "voluntary" coronavirus tracking app on to their phones, strongly hinting that something similar should be rolled out here in the States.
That "statistic" is a complete heap of bullshit!I have it on impeccable authority that the figure is nowhere even near that many.
The "fake" news was released to the media in order to encourage people to think it was safe and if so many were doing it, encourage them to do so too.
I have a standing bet that the information so collected will be hacked in less than a fortnight.
Professional hackers see these things as a challenge to their abilities and really go to work.

We had an online "MyHealth" site recently set up here that would list all your medical records for only you and your doctor to access, unless you opted out which I and many, many sensible others did.
It was of course GUARANTEED ABSOLUTELY SAFE!
It was hacked in less than a week and people's personal and private records stolen and in some cases published!

Australia is also under constant attempted cyber attacks from China, who are trying to threaten us now over our Government's call for a full inquiry into the source of the Coronavirus.
Thankfully our Government is not backing down, even though China is threatening to not take our exports, or send their kids to our Universities, (they never go home BTW), or buy our wine or meat, or even travel here as tourists. We are a major destination for the Chinese tourist, but seeing as they all stay in Chinese run hotels, eat in Chinese owned restaurants and are guided into buying from Chinese owned shops, their value to our economy is vastly over-rated.
China also hinted in no uncertain terms that should any war break out between China and the USA, Australia would be the very first "casualty"!
Such a friendly regime!

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Good news! We are allowed out in our cars from today, ...but can only go 50 kilometres!
Of course should you flagrantly flout this rule and venture to a clandestine 51, or even say go really daring to 55 kilometres, you will immediately catch coronavirus and die...

Who the hell makes these asinine rules up, ...and to what purpose?

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