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Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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GotLag posted:

Of course if NZ elects a socialist all bets are off

remember when america invaded scandinavia for being socialist

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WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Remember when America invaded itself in the 50s

Blistex
Oct 30, 2003

Macho Business
Donkey Wrestler


Grimey Drawer

WarpedNaba posted:

Remember when America invaded itself in the 50s

Bring back the blacklist!

hakimashou
Jul 15, 2002

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

John Stamos

Upset Trowel

What the yankee soldiers did to spain after they elected those socialist guys a little while ago was a war crime!!!!

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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Canada still bears the scars of American invasion and occupation throughout the 60's and 70's

GotLag
Jul 17, 2005

食べちゃダメだよ


In China the wumaos get paid for their one-eyed shitposting, and here you are doing it for free

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


the lmaos get paid in laffs

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.




Smellrose

GotLag posted:

In China the wumaos get paid for their one-eyed shitposting, and here you are doing it for free

some of us shitpost for fun, not for a living

Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

CIGNX posted:

Why did China not want NZ to go into lockdown? And why was the NZ foreign minister's first call at the start of all this to the Chinese foreign minister?

Did China turn New Zealand into a client state?

The main party in the last government was (still is?) taking donations from the CCP. The current government has atleast made noise about (and probably actually) limited foreign (Chinese) land buying. Winston Peters has a long history of anti Chinese immigration rhetoric but last time he was foreign affairs minister (in government with the CCP lovers) he saw a free trade deal (with attached immigration clause) with China implemented.

oohhboy
Jun 8, 2013

It doesn't matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.

NZ related section regarding Taiwan's inclusion into WHO.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52661181

quote:

When New Zealand backed Taiwan's bid to attend the WHA, China responded angrily saying this could damage bilateral ties.

But Foreign Minister Winston Peters said at a press conference: "We have got to stand up for ourselves."

"And true friendship is based on equality. It's based on the ability in this friendship to nevertheless disagree."

WHO trying to BS

quote:

The WHO has been saying that Taiwan's membership or attendance is entirely up to the member states. It also says that it already communicates with Taiwanese health officials and information is being shared.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said recently that the director-general had the power to invite Taiwan, but the WHO's principal legal office Steven Solomon said director-generals only extend invitations when its clear member states support doing so, which is this case is not clear.

But as Ms Riggers points out, Taiwan was previously able to attend, and other non-state actors like the Palestinian Authority and the Vatican have observer status.

"We're talking about one country that for one very specific reason is excluded," she says.

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

I still can't believe they cast Spock as me. Spock! Can you imagine?

Of course, he was missing a few things.



What rank is Taiwan again?

Also how long do I have to eat my rice before it's fatal?

McGavin
Sep 18, 2012

av paid for by the firensd of lowtax spine foundation

, you flithy pig


What's the fifth piece in a suit?

Magna Kaser
Nov 4, 2004



Nessus posted:

What rank is Taiwan again?

Also how long do I have to eat my rice before it's fatal?

rice is fatal seconds after it's done cooking so eat it quickly.

Lazyhound
Mar 1, 2004

A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous—got me?

Soiled Meat

For maximum safety, swallow the rice uncooked and chug boiling water until done.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Wasn't that a Kung Fu Panda joke

BrainDance
May 8, 2007

Disco all night long!


peanut brittle

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

I still can't believe they cast Spock as me. Spock! Can you imagine?

Of course, he was missing a few things.



Magna Kaser posted:

rice is fatal seconds after it's done cooking so eat it quickly.
I do hear that thus far the vast majority of people who ate rice died eventually...........

UltraRed
Apr 9, 2005



Fun Shoe

Trying to get a large pane of tempered glass into an elevator.

It's China, and I'm posting this, so you know how it ends.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aG1...k&ICID=ref_fark

GotLag
Jul 17, 2005

食べちゃダメだよ


The guy in the black shirt is lucky, if he'd still been behind the end of the pane he'd have been klämrisked

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


GotLag posted:

The guy in the black shirt is lucky, if he'd still been behind the end of the pane he'd have been klämrisked

in china it's called "4th Floored"

in Prague: Fenestrated

strange feelings re Daisy
Aug 2, 2000



UltraRed posted:

Trying to get a large pane of tempered glass into an elevator.

It's China, and I'm posting this, so you know how it ends.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aG1...k&ICID=ref_fark
In the traditional execution of this gag two men carefully carry a pane of glass down the street when a third oblivious bystander smashes through the middle. By subverting the trope and shattering the glass in a rising elevator these young men have advanced the art of physical comedy. One of them may end up the next Buster Keaton.

Alan Smithee posted:

in china it's called "4th Floored"
lmao

Shadow0
Jun 16, 2008


Grimey Drawer

It's crazy how much better Korea handled Covid-19 than seemingly anywhere else. When I hear people talking about the situation in the US, it's almost unbelievable.

I was kind of lucky that I was leaving my job right as it broke out, I never really saw any impacts of the virus except on my travel plans. Now I'm just sitting in Korea trying to delay returning as long as I can because the situation in the US sounds insane. Though a huge part of me wishes I could see that insanity in person. I might have no choice in the end anyway.

I'm curious what other Korea goons' experience with the whole situation has been.

And what's the situation in China like right now? I suppose it depends heavily on your province.

StevoMcQueen
Dec 29, 2007


Shadow0 posted:

I'm curious what other Korea goons' experience with the whole situation has been.

I flew out to Seoul for BIL's wedding (which was cancelled) on March 8th. Before heading out, everyone was asking if I was sure it'd be safe, wasn't I worried etc. Work insisted I work from home for 2 weeks upon my return to the UK.

The two weeks I had in Seoul and on Jeju island were great. Aside from the odd closed restaurant, everything we wanted to see/do was open as normal, just quieter.

Meanwhile, I got to watch the news from back in the UK as the country collectively shat itself. Air France bumped me over to KLM, who also subsequently cancelled my flight home, so I had to book a direct flight back with BA. Wife stayed behind because she didn't have work commitments.

Got back to UK, already had enough dried food and toilet paper to weather the shortages from panic buyers, did no working from home because the managers were too busy to assign me anything, and then was at work 2 weeks before they offered to furlough almost everyone for 8 weeks.

If they had announced the intention to furlough while I was in Seoul, I would've stayed on there, because the UK's response has been laughable (and I've probably been insufferable to everyone at work pointing out how badly we've handled it compared to Korea).

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Shadow0 posted:

It's crazy how much better Korea handled Covid-19 than seemingly anywhere else. When I hear people talking about the situation in the US, it's almost unbelievable.

I was kind of lucky that I was leaving my job right as it broke out, I never really saw any impacts of the virus except on my travel plans. Now I'm just sitting in Korea trying to delay returning as long as I can because the situation in the US sounds insane. Though a huge part of me wishes I could see that insanity in person. I might have no choice in the end anyway.

I'm curious what other Korea goons' experience with the whole situation has been.

And what's the situation in China like right now? I suppose it depends heavily on your province.

I live in rural Gangwon-do, so my experience has been a little different.

Up here, things were basically unchanged. Apart from people starting wearing masks, and that the schools were shut down and are only now slowly opening. Restaurants/businesses here have been open, with slightly reduced hours. Inter-city buses are still running, but with a hugely reduced schedule. I assume the trains are the same. A couple of weeks ago I went in to Seoul to FedEx a big box of my stuff home, (and they gouged me on price), and Seoul was surprisingly more bustling and open for business than I expected.

For me personally, I work(ed) for a tiny hagwon, and all was as usual until March, when we shut down completely for two weeks, then started online classes. Unfortunately for me and my hagwon owner, only half the kids signed up for the online classes, and even then those that did stopped paying the fees. All of this led to the school officially going tits up at the end of April, and the owner stopping paying me since March. YAY.

I will be heading home, (to Australia), on the 29th on one of the only 2 direct flights this month. It is costing me a metric fucktonne. Once in Sydney I have to do a government mandated 14 day quarantine before I can head home to Melbourne as an unemployed middle aged man living in his parents house in Frankston. After that? gently caress knows. Hoping that COVID-19 has calmed down enough so that somewhere else will be hiring ESL teachers for second semester.

oohhboy
Jun 8, 2013

It doesn't matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.

Oh goody the bad thread has woken from it's slumber.

I would definitely stay out of the US and the UK if you can. Just skimming the news it is unbelievable. If Trump had just shut his trap and pass whatever the doctors were putting on his desk there was a chance they could open for real with a fraction of the causalities. Same with Boris who didn't take the opportunity to die. The US medical system is collapsing not because of too many covid patients, its from the lack patients due to the asinine fee for service model. The UK and US never stood a chance.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I thought the D&D thread never slept, without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

Cheesemaster200
Feb 11, 2004

Guard of the Citadel

oohhboy posted:

Oh goody the bad thread has woken from it's slumber.

I would definitely stay out of the US and the UK if you can. Just skimming the news it is unbelievable. If Trump had just shut his trap and pass whatever the doctors were putting on his desk there was a chance they could open for real with a fraction of the causalities. Same with Boris who didn't take the opportunity to die. The US medical system is collapsing not because of too many covid patients, its from the lack patients due to the asinine fee for service model. The UK and US never stood a chance.

Is this just troll bait or an unintended derail?

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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The USA is a very big place and the risk of Covid-19 will vary dramatically based on location.

Dont Touch ME
Apr 1, 2018
Probation
Can't post for 24 hours!


Nobody is going to the US to poke about the rural midwest

Kharnifex
Sep 11, 2001

Plop

I wouldn't go home to Victoria, they are going to have wave II Electric soylatteloo

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Kharnifex posted:

I wouldn't go home to Victoria, they are going to have wave II Electric soylatteloo

Maybe. But I'll be in the Sydney Hilton enjoying my room service, and watching the footy, (which apparently will have restarted by then), all paid for by the government. So I'll be safe.

Xerxes17
Feb 17, 2011

Gold is for the Mistress - silver for the maid.
Copper for the craftsman, cunning at his trade.
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
"But Iron - Cold Iron - is master of them all."


Out of all the countries I'd be saying Vietnam is handling Covid-19 even better than ROK. :uncleho:

Kharnifex
Sep 11, 2001

Plop

BrigadierSensible posted:

Maybe. But I'll be in the Sydney Hilton enjoying my room service, and watching the footy, (which apparently will have restarted by then), all paid for by the government. So I'll be safe.

NOICE
O
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Shadow0
Jun 16, 2008


Grimey Drawer

Dont Touch ME posted:

Nobody is going to the US to poke about the rural midwest

I just really love corn.

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Kharnifex posted:

NOICE
O
I
C
E

Fair dinkum cobber. It'll be true blue dinki di grouse. Yeah nah mate.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

She's apples.

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Maaate, this bloke's a fucken dead set mad stinkyhole.

https://twitter.com/hebeipangzai/st...912068514009088

Seriously though, I truly hope the CCP doesn't get a hold of this guy and ruin/disappear him.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


they won't unless he says taiwanese scotch number 1

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Xerxes17 posted:

Out of all the countries I'd be saying Vietnam is handling Covid-19 even better than ROK. :uncleho:

Yeah I was gonna say Vietnam seems to have done one of the most impressive jobs out of anyone.

Well besides that one dumbass that skirted through customs and bragged about it (they caught up with her later and punished her).

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oohhboy
Jun 8, 2013

It doesn't matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.

Cheesemaster200 posted:

Is this just troll bait or an unintended derail?

I was responding to shadows first line. Maybe I should have quoted that.

In any case it's quite the poo poo show and the hospital system is falling over in some places. Here is an interview with one administrator of a hospital that is still going. They are losing money at an insane rate. A couple days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIoCpFX8GrU

The very end of April:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52476128

quote:

"I don't think there is a hospital in the nation that isn't basically looking at how to survive and what difficult things they need to do to try to bring their cost structure down and to preserve cash flow as we navigate through this," says Mr Fort.

His hospital has received around $5.4m from the federal government during the crisis, but that still leaves a big shortfall and the hospital is not yet sure what further help it might be offered by Washington in the coming months.

"This is an unprecedented situation," says Mr Fort, fearing the potential for a lasting impact.

"When this is all over, we do hope to bring everyone back to full employment to help serve the 60,000 people we care for, but we just don't know how many of the things we did just two months ago that we're going to be able to continue to provide for the community," he says.

Trump gotta Trump

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52733220

quote:

"By the way," he told reporters, "you know when you say that we lead in cases, that's because we have more testing than anybody else."

"So when we have a lot of cases," he continued, "I don't look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better."He added: "So I view it as a badge of honour. Really, it's a badge of honour.

"It's a great tribute to the testing and all of the work that a lot of professionals have done."

Xerxes17 posted:

Out of all the countries I'd be saying Vietnam is handling Covid-19 even better than ROK. :uncleho:

Its pretty insane. Faster the country goes gently caress you China and didn't gently caress around the better off they are. They started 23 January.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52628283

Australia and New Zealand are sitting pretty. As you know our (NZ) foreign minster told China we are closing the borders while they asked/begged us to stay open.

Check this flaming dog poo poo of an opinion piece.

BARONS CYBER SKULL posted:

NZ Media

"why won't the government give us free money to stay around?????"


Also NZ media:


As Always TAIWAN #1

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