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Shortforbob last won the day on May 16 2019

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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    LB. Most of the deaths occurred in aged care, 80% in fact. Now If I'm willing to concede that the hotel thing was a cock up and yes it started our second wave, are you willing to concede that the Federal Gov was far too slow to act in the age care sector? If an ordinary seaman leaves the bungs out (or hold doors open) and 825 people drown because there were no lifeboats, who's responsible for the drownings?
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    LONQR Free of PA

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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    A tad hyperbolic perhaps? Go suck lemons. It must suck to have the world slapping Victoria on the back. The final observation is that despite the failings about mass hotel quarantine – something not one public official had any experience with –history should rightly record that the first and second waves have been tamed by a massive and highly committed governmental effort, no other country has yet achieved. For that there is much to be proud of. Political commentators and the voters will have their say on Andrews. But having watched up close too many first ministers, the country is lucky to have competent capable adults like Andrews and his NSW counterpart, Gladys Berejiklian, at this moment of national challenge. The two premiers are the nation's two biggest employers and their governments dwarf all others. Neither are bursting with public charisma, but both are authentic and refreshingly driven by things beyond popularity and opinion polls. For that we should also be grateful. Victoria’s stunning defeat of the second wave puts it in rare company with only a handful on places, experts say. Melbourne yesterday eased more restrictions after back-to-back days with zero new coronavirus cases and zero new deaths. Pubs and restaurants and cafes are allowed to open from today and family visits are allowed within 25km and with a maximum of two households. It is a world away from the lowest point of Victoria’s lockdown in July when daily case numbers topped 700, a curfew was imposed and businesses were shuttered — some of which will never recover. Premier Daniel Andrews’ handling of the pandemic was not without its mistakes, including the hotel quarantine bungle that sparked the second wave and led to hundreds of deaths. But the model he used — one that proved hugely unpopular with a large number of Victorians — is being studied around the world. Epidemiologist from the University of South Australia, Professor Adrian Esterman, says only Hong Kong and Vietnam have achieved what Victoria has.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Well that should make everyone happy. Neither Public servants or Software corporations. Academics saved us!
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    Twelve states set records for hospitalized COVID-19 patients on Tuesday: Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In Wisconsin, which broke one-day state records for cases and deaths on Tuesday, state officials asked residents to quarantine voluntarily when possible, wear masks and cancel social gatherings with more than five people. “There’s no way to sugarcoat it: We are facing an urgent crisis and there is an imminent risk to you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, and the people you care about,” Governor Tony Evers said. Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, echoed Evers’ plea at a news conference on Wednesday, urging residents of the small northeastern state to limit their interactions “to the people you need to see.” Rhode Island is struggling to cope with a spike in cases that has overwhelmed the contact tracing system, Raimondo said as she announced the state was looking to hire 100 case navigators to boost its network. “We’re in a bad place,” she said, raising the possibility of new restrictions to be announced on Friday. “It’s very clear where the increase is coming from. It’s coming from casual gatherings with family and friends in settings where our guards are down.” Despite the worsening pandemic and facing criticism that he is prioritizing his re-election above the health of his supporters, President Donald Trump pushed ahead on Wednesday with mass rallies in the final stretch of his campaign.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    I'm sure there will be some sort of memorial..I mean Asquith has statues as well as Gallipoli fallen.
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    Hypothermia is a helluva closing argument

    The ending to the game “Omaha Trail” Post authorBy Joey deVilla Post dateOctober 28, 2020 No Commentson The ending to the game “Omaha Trail” In this new game, you don’t get the message “You have died of dysentery”. Instead, it’s “You have died of hypothermia walking back to your car after a Trump rally.”
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    Hypothermia is a helluva closing argument

    And the Police officers who had to drive around for hours in their warm crowded patrol cars, windows closed, helping probably maskless people get back to their cars. I'm sure they think it's a nothing burger too. Seriously? Bloody festival organisers can do better that your current false messiah.
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    Hypothermia is a helluva closing argument

    I've little sympathy, Trump Supporters should have a clue by now that once the rally optics are done, they are disposable. Poor oysters.
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    a suggestion? Get everyone in the family to get tested 3-4 days before Christmas day. those with negative results meet up at whoever has the biggest space and social distance etc. It's manageable with care and planning. Shame your Christmas is in winter. We'll be on the beach as usual.
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    Trump will save the World

    Well in his defence, that's how Trump spells it.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Worked on the Australia Post or Sensis projects didya :D
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Funny, i was thinking exactly the same myself. Why not? we have statues erected for leaders in every other crisis Australia has faced and not all of them were particularly notable for their strength, perseverance and determination. I never thought much one way or the other about Dan Andrews before this. But, Good job well done. Not Flinders St though. Fed square. No doubt some community group will take up a collection to fund it. A thank you gift from Victorians. It would be nice if the names of the dead were incorporated into it. Actually, a big statue with everyone represented, age care workers, meat packers, dr's, nurses. The trade unions will probably put up some of the money
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Another Systems architect speaks . No one uses permanent staff as Systems architects ya dope. They are specialist designer jobs. Specific knowledge required for each individual project undertaken. They are contactors recruited for specific skills with specific knowledge sets. They do the job and move on. (or, yes, sometimes squeeze as much as they can from the client and move on) It's simply one of the pitfalls of software development. The architect may very well use some software that's already been developed, then they have to build "bridging software" to link the different packages. This can be a piece of cake or a nightmare depending on how good your architect is and how well he or she knows the compatibility of the products they are linking and how good your coders are. That's all I have to say on the subject.