guest: The news article mentions we have no nuke infrastructure, so i wonder who gets dibs on that slice of the pie?
Sept 16, 2021 0:10:12 GMT 10
Beno: South Australia. They came close to developing a nuke waste disposal facility a few years ago and the conversation never really went away.
Sept 16, 2021 6:32:27 GMT 10
spinifex: I want nuclear subs with nuclear weapons systems so bad ... but lets not still fool around designing something new. Lets just get the best there currently is in existence today and get them combat ready ASAP. Core national defence!
Sept 16, 2021 8:04:44 GMT 10
spinifex: Then lets get serious with SAM weapons systems (including early warning and electronic warfare aircraft to enhance the use of SAMs)
Sept 16, 2021 8:06:24 GMT 10
spinifex: The rest of defence spending can be diverted into those two areas. The days of running around doing asymetrical warfare police actions is over for both Oz and the US. The next war will be much more like WW2 ... but teched up!
Sept 16, 2021 8:09:32 GMT 10
malewithatail: In the 20 minutes or so it will last !!
Sept 16, 2021 13:51:07 GMT 10
malewithatail: In one swoop, the USA has created the 5 th most powerful army in the world. The total amount of aid given to Israel in the last 60 years is 100 billion, and now they gave the Taliban 80 billion dollars of stuff. Who is this insane president anyway ?
Sept 18, 2021 14:19:02 GMT 10
malewithatail: Look out western nations, terrorism will increase exponentially, so I expect bombings and other acts to be perpetrated on us all in the coming months.
Sept 18, 2021 14:24:27 GMT 10
frostbite: We are already victims of the covid terror campaign inflicted on us by our governments.
Sept 18, 2021 16:42:51 GMT 10
malewithatail: yup, and expect more to come.
Sept 18, 2021 17:51:19 GMT 10
malewithatail: Whatever happened to "my body, my choice ?" Obviously, it only applies when the Polyfilth want it to.
Sept 18, 2021 17:59:57 GMT 10
Post by remnantprep on Aug 3, 2016 16:46:56 GMT 10
Toothbrushes (speaking of which sometimes the dentist will have toothbrushes and toothpaste for free on the counter) and those little motel soaps, shampoos and conditioners etc! I like these as I see them as small currency!
Before fairly recent times people would lose their teeth by about 30 due to decay and people died due to infections spreading from their upper teeth into the bone and then into their brains. Ironically the poor with their more fibrous diet would have better teeth.
Post by remnantprep on Aug 3, 2016 19:54:28 GMT 10
I have managed to collect 4 lots of prescription antibiotics of the last few years! My mum had 2 lots that were going out of date and hubby had a couple of chest issues that needed them but it cleaered up by itself! The last lot was recent and the doc said "Do you want antibiotics and Hubby said do you think I need them and he said No! Hubby just said why dont you just write a script and if I need them I can get them! Voila a new pack of Antibiotics
How do you get them here in Oz, lol. I had a package stopped myself.
I'm trying to find fish tank cipro...
And you won't in this country as it's prescription only, even for fish. Of course farmers use 350 tons of it annually. I'd like to know, as I'm probably going to travel to remote Africa, is it important that I take with me some antibiotics in case I get an infection and can't get medicine? I might have to get some medical advice from a doctor as to what precautions I need to take.
This is tetracycline, kinda useful but lots of pathogens have developed resistance by now. The better bet is Fishmox (amoxicillin) but almost impossible to find here. Whenever I go overseas I do a "drug run", buy 2 bottles AND I declare it on the customs form when getting in (I always go thru the red side), usually I show them ("I got them for my fish tank, only to see antibiotics on the form, I am not sure if I can bring it in") and they just let me go, at worst they will remove it, but since I have declared it on the form, they are not going do much anyway.
My parents do the same when they travel, they are against prepping but dad is an retired medical professional born during WW2 and my grandfather's first wife died (many years before WW2) from something small that could have been cured by antibiotics, so my Dad always thinks of Antibiotics as gold.
Another trick is to ask you GP for a script because you are going to some third world country for holiday blah blah blah, many will say no but I found one or two that will. I have also stocked up by getting doctors to write me a script whenever I have flu (and sore throat as secondary infection), I always go on and on about how I need to get better soon and I need to be at work because my staff is counting on me (which is true, I have not taken a day off this year), basically bug the crap outta them until they give in.... then there is one more trick, but this one is dirty and I don't wanna use it, once you have gotta a script for the sore throat (usually they give you 20x 500mg amoxycillin), wait a few days to get better but not completely, go to the doctor and claimed you have take the med for 2 days, felt better and stop taking it, now it is getting sore again. You are supposed to finish the course of antibiotics and kill off everything there is, if you stop in the middle, you have basically killed off most bacteria on your body but not the stuff that caused the infection, now they have nothing to compete with and possibly develop resistance. The GP will freak out, give you a long lecture and then give you a script for a much higher dose/duration. This trick is so dirty that I won't do it myself (I have enough stock) but it should work.
Now, 500mg x 20 amoxycillin costed me $9.95 last year (another chemist charged $16.95 a few months before), it is cheaper than fish tank stuff.....
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2016 22:07:22 GMT 10 by frontsight
How about these ideas that have high value in small size: - Single serve coffee sachets - Cigarettes - at a $1 each right now these would have to be like gold when everyone's stressed out and going cold turkey! - Batteries - useful to keep and to barter. - And personal products maybe? eg condoms (who wants to complicate things even more with a pregnancy!)