strop2: The numbers in Vietnam are still around 20 for the virus but most other gov'ts are hiding numbers due to tourism, and exporting. I expect cover ups to stop shortly and we will see how bad it is.
Feb 12, 2020 12:34:36 GMT 10
strop2: To China - where a scientist said that the coronavirus came from a meteor. The Coronavirus known as SARS came out of China in 2003, surely he could have fact checked his own statement...….
Feb 12, 2020 12:36:40 GMT 10
strop2: I just contacted HCMC - trying to get an exemption not to travel (airports and Planes are a cesspool of germs) and was told that people are now buying out food items at Supermarkets. These are all the nightmares coming true, I go shopping later today....
Feb 12, 2020 12:39:54 GMT 10
strop2: More local news - Vinh Phuc has 9 virus cases, 54 suspected and another 249 being watched and have set up a 300 bed field hospital. Vietnam is always very quick to act in a crisis.
Feb 12, 2020 15:58:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Seems to be well contained here in Oz - depends on what report you believe as to the severity of the virus.
Feb 12, 2020 22:22:48 GMT 10
strop2: I saw Australian news today that a diplomatic Peter Dutton ref China and still denying Chinese Students to enter Australia - a great response from Australia to contain the virus even with the number of Chinese visitors who had already entered.
Feb 14, 2020 10:24:14 GMT 10
strop2: China's economy and reputation are taking a huge hit - countries need to be strong. I think we are all wanting to know what the truth is and need everyone to be honest about this virus. All economies are taking a hit, buy local as much as you can.
Feb 14, 2020 10:28:32 GMT 10
strop2: Life goes on, I have harvested my latest rice crop 1,300kg 4 days ago (2,200sqm rice land), have lots of fruit trees at various stages of growth (4,000sqm of x rice land), 6 x boxes of noodles, water treatment filter, extra fuel for generator and 4 geese.
Feb 14, 2020 10:37:29 GMT 10
strop2: I can upgrade security at my Mekong House at anytime but currently Vietnam has had a great response to the virus. As long as people do the right thing and don't bypass the systems in place.
Feb 14, 2020 10:50:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - back from a weekend at the bol. More roofing supports built. Slowly getting there. Drove away feeling like I was finally accomplishing something.
Feb 16, 2020 15:25:47 GMT 10
frostbite: Are you building on your own, or have a trusty assistant?
Feb 17, 2020 15:44:42 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Mainly on my own - the young fella helps whenever he comes out.
Feb 17, 2020 17:10:22 GMT 10
steve: if you want up to date news on that virus go to larry hannigans web page he has plenty there 2 look at
Feb 18, 2020 8:50:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Welcome bugsyboy & pikelet.
Feb 19, 2020 16:41:12 GMT 10
Joey: A couple of UNI's in Aust are so desperate to get their cashed up Chinese students back on campus that they are offering to pay them $1400 cash for them to travel to a third country for the 14 days before being allowed into Aust
Feb 21, 2020 19:54:05 GMT 10
Joey: This is a loophole they discovered in the gov's ban on direct flights from China and now they must spent 14 days in Thailand or another country that has yet to ban flights from China and are paying for their hotels/spending
Feb 21, 2020 19:55:27 GMT 10
SA Hunter: When you consider most of their income comes from Chinese students, no wonder they will do whatever they can to have them enrolled - I mean, money is more important that people's safety.
Feb 21, 2020 21:22:25 GMT 10
Joey: Printing manuals: How do you pick what you want the print from all the manuals avail online, considering most are US based eg: plants/map reading/etc so that it's relevant to Aust?
Feb 24, 2020 13:02:03 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - Joey, I generally print the hands on manuals, even gardening & hunting. If it's too specific to US, downloaded for a read later.
Feb 24, 2020 18:44:44 GMT 10
And I wake up this morning to see the polls want the socialists back in government!!! People need to realise that 'our' ABC, the MSM and Channels, 9, 10 and 7 are nothing but propaganda mouthpieces for the left. People need to realise that the Labor party has been infected with communists/socialists. And it has been deliberate. The last great Labor leader was Hawke and I believe he is heartbroken to see what has happened to his beloved Labor.
They also use our health, Defence, Police, Firies, Paramedics and Teachers and those hard workers within it, as pawns to control what happens. Stalin called them his 'useful idiots'. Everyone wants these professions to be paid well!!! But we are broke!! Socialism cannot control a prosperous, democratic free country! It needs to destroy then bring about change. But why are these unions the most militant in Australia? Because they play on people's emotions. Look at how the left have used our Defence Force recently to lambaste the government (PM) over wage rises. Yet not 12 months ago the left were accusing our Navy of torture and dragging them before Senate enquiries where the head of our Navy were treated disgracefully!! Look at what they did in WW2 to our Troops - I outlined this recently. They HATE our Defence Force and care nothing for them, but they will use them as pawns, moving them around to suit their socialist agenda.
The same with sending teams into Ebola areas without extraction plans. They cared nothing about those going, they only wanted to make the government (PM) seem cruel. Whatever your politics are, people need to understand we - Australia - have dodged a bullet. Socialism/communism is alive and well in Australia. Socialism has changed forever the UK, USA, EU but NZ, Canada and now Australia in a change of governments, have stopped the march of socialism in their respective countries. But for how long?? Socialisms' aim is to undermine the family unit. Destroy that and you destroy a country. When a country is destroyed from within, it is remodelled into evil and the State becomes head of the family and you rely on the State for everything. A government big enough to give you everything, is big enough to take it all away. It took socialism just 10 years to destroy Argentina. It went from a prosperous, happy people, similar to the population of Australia, to a land of beggars, criminals and gangs. The people live in fear. The socialists took just 6 years to nearly destroy Australia. We would not be writing this if the socialists had got back in.
We saw socialist Obama - a guest in our country - try and score political points. This man has destroyed America. He is the reason why we are prepping!! I have friends in America and many have been preppers for a long, long time. But, they are now looking for a safe haven - away from America. Many are moving to Canada and many are seeking to move to Australia and NZ. At the Perth Mint, 50% of gold held is by individuals from America. Preppers in America can ride out an EMP, any natural disaster ( like Yellowstone), a financial collapse. But they cannot ride out their government who has equipped and MILITARISED the police force or their Military that have been asked would they be prepared to fire on American citizens on American soil.
I have also come to the conclusion that all political parties have agendas. But I believe that the actions of our new government in closing our borders and making us feel safe again in our own country gives me hope for our future. Its not always about handouts and appeasing us by handing out trinkets.
But, because our PM is decent, has a faith in God, is a family man, adores his wife and is proud of his children, contributes to charities, believes in our traditions and our way of life, loves his sport and a beer and prefers to holiday in his caravan with friends down the coast does not make him weird or dangerous that the left have portrayed him to be. He is no different to millions of other Aussie males. He is everything they aren't and if they can convince Australians otherwise - then they have won a huge battle for our morals and the minds of Australians. We need to recognise that every single day there are those that are fighting against Australia and her people. They have camouflaged themselves well deep within our institutions. Have a look at the symbol of the Fabian Socialists. If SHTF I know what government I want in power.
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“Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.” Ecclesiastes 11:2
I 100% agree Matilda, if I come to join this forum I would love to chat further!
If you all have the chance, read the '45 goals of Communism' found in the book 'The Naked Communist' by W. Cleon Skousen (1958). Ask yourself how many have been been implemented and are around us today. (Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Communist)
The reason I bring Russell Brand into this is because starting with his October 2013 interview with Jeremy Paxman (Source: he has created waves amongst particular demographic by selling and idealistic but socialistic agenda - he followed it up last month, one year later his original interview, with an interview with Evan Davis on the same program, on the same channel - the BBC (Source: . Over the last few weeks in UK and European media he has been getting air-time to promote this ideology to the masses, he has taken part in protests (Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822591/Chaos-breaks-London-Russell-Brand-joins-thousands-masked-Guy-Fawkes-protesters-dramatic-Bonfire-Night-demonstration.html) and appears to be on the side of 'the people'. He is charming, witty, and charismatic and sells his ideas on 'our' side of the fence.
I read his book the week it came out and my conclusion has been that Russell Brand is influencing a social demographic that traditional methods cannot reach, how do I know this - I am a part of this demographic, its called: 'awake', its where media and consumerism is powerless. His ideas initially appealed to me as a solution to capitalistic greed but after a lot of research I was shocked to see this solution leads down a dangerous path for society. The ideas that are entangled within his 'utopian dream' are rooted firmly in socialistic doctrine and he makes no attempt to correct them. He is the perfect trogan-horse to export a new ideology to the liberated secular youth of today.
His channel on Youtube which hosts his Vlog: #Trews - 'News You Can Trust', displays a fond tendency to exploit peoples common reaction to main stream medias absurdity and the bureaucratic bull-shit of today - although he speaks truth in the vast majority of of these videos, we must not forget the goal of the change is suggests and take the bait! In the words of Karl Marx, the father of communism, who spoke fondly of "Socialism by Revolution" and supported further by the soviet dictator, Lenin, who was quoted as saying - "The goal of socialism - is communism".
This post is to raise awareness amongst people who are like myself and may be swayed by the change promoted. Be aware - evil is always sold with a part of good, as are lies with a part of truth.
I'll leave you with a quote from Antonio Gramsci, who is without a doubt one of the most saddistic men in history, he said; "Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm christianity.... In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society" (Source: 1915) - (Note: I shouldn't have to highlight the words 'new order' in that quote for many of you)
Be safe, take care and look after the precious people around you, family. I do not ask you to take what I have said as truth - I implore you to research for yourself.