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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Well. Seems Boeing are in more trouble than they have been admitting, or want to create that impression: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-and-the-airlines-seek-massive-bailout-critics-ask-about-sharing-the-benefit/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BNA_031820023322+Boeing+and+airlines+seek+bailout%3b+critics+ask+about+sharing+the+benefit_3_17_2020&utm_term= $60B is one hell of a bail-out, the government can't just give that away without some solid guarantees, some of which might include some locked in guarantees on existing government projects. Gloomy times for sure, the company needs to be re-invented, or as I keep saying, broken up. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I grew up on it, best thing that has happened with beer in a long time was real Guinness finally making it to Australia. However if you don't like stout... well, no accounting for taste Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Heh, With all this going on I forgot it was St Paddy's day yesterday, hope you had a good one - I think I have Guinness in the fridge Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yeah, Saw that yesterday, think I mentioned it. I suppose stranger things can happen, the HIV anti-viral I can sort of understand, not so much the Chloroquine, but if it works... The thing is malaria is a parasitic infection, very nasty but not viral although many of the symptoms have similarities. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Tourism, travel and airlines are really being dealt a blow, one that could be fatal for some. It took my sister and her husband four days to get their flights to Europe cancelled, the agency was just overloaded with cancellations and deferrals. Even inside Australia demand is way off norms. Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    I don't think I'd like to try driving a manual with my left foot, but using the otherwise dead leg in an automatic for braking is something you get used to pretty quickly. You also unlearn it pretty fast when you shift back to a manual I had an auto for ten years, I sort of miss the car but I really enjoy driving my manual 307. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Survivalists you mean ? I'd think they have been hoarding for years... Coles and I think Wollies are doing the smart thing, shutting early to get fully stocked for next day trading. Do that for a couple of days and the nutters will realise the food is not about to run out... Toilet paper is the stupidest of all, Kimberley Clarke have a factory not 20 minutes from me that alone could supply all of Australia with not only TP but disposable nappies as well - utterly bloody ridiculous. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yeah, I've not bothered to go as yet. Theory says the idiots freezers have to fill up soon... Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    So all you have to do is learn to drive with your left foot ? Should not be too hard Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The danger to the economy is in totally overloading the heath systems and also associated infrastructure such as transport. A sharp peak in infection putting too many people off the streets in one hit, especially those of working age would be disastrous. That's why everyone of any intelligence was up in arms at the mere suggestion of generating "Herd immunity" by just letting the virus run rampant in the U.K. today. The economy can weather a progression of infection it is far less certain it can weather a near complete shut-down. Heck, we only have a small number of people infected and few deaths and the place is already going nuts, imagine what it would be like with sudden mass infection. Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    Well, there's always crash boxing Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    A driving licence is not as easy as it was. Can't imagine you would have any problem though Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Hmm, Daytrading really does screw with the predictability of the market. Australia has one hell of a lot of daytraders, most working on quick wins. In that situation with a volatile overseas market they actually can influence a seeming, but ultimately false, rally. Hording really is getting crazy, I don't need anything at the moment, hoping it will cool off before I need to go shopping. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    *Sigh* You really are pathetic... It's quite possibly an over-reaction Logic but on the other hand America is presenting a text book example of how to fuck it up - I think I prefer the over-react mode and even then it is flawed. Case in point - they are resisting closing schools on the basis that young people are less susceptible. Leaving aside the link in here today that shows that may be a fallacy it kinda overlooks the possibility that kids are carriers and teachers are adults, as are support staff. A big chunk of my family work in ed. They'll keep turning up but they fully expect to get infected if the virus progresses at the exponential rate it seems to be going at. It's time to stop with half measures and bite the bullet and smooth out that curve. Cheers
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    It's an ill wind that blows no one any good. Coronavirus has it seems taken some pressure off of Boeing because no airlines actually want or need all those piled up MAX' just now: https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/pandemic-heaps-fresh-pressure-on-boeing-as-737-max-grounding-continues/137317.article Nonetheless the pressure is still there to get this aircraft certificated and back in the air. The article raises the specter of if with over 12 months now passed airlines could begin to cancel orders with no penalty. It's impossible to know, every contract could well be different but short of themselves going bankrupt, which could be on the cards for carriers like Norwegian, the same argument still holds. When the crisis passes and airlines get back in the air the pent up demand will very quickly return and airlines will need those 737s. Boeing is unlikely to be really much worse off at all and as noted in the article their defense and space arms made good money last year. However being able to almost casually draw down on a $14B loan perhaps indicates just how commanding a force Boeing is in the industry. I still think they would he healthier broken up however. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hardly, but let it go, other things to be concerned with. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Cops don't particularly want to be sticking their face in the car windows of randoms I guess. Dunno which feed you might be using, or who started the "bitch-fest" but it was top of national news on New.com.au for an hour or two but there is so much going on with coronavirus updates that it has already been pushed off. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Perhaps you made it seem like it was Qld only, basically it is all States, and with good reason. There should be a lot less traffic out anyway, and from what I have seen today that is the case. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Actually its on ABC news so not just Queensland but J is right it was bleeding obvious. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    They are humans, just like you and me, who were dealt a real shitty hand, lost often between two cultures, it is all extraordinarily sad to see but I've no idea what to do about it. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Do they have any right of return to a community though ? i'd always thought not. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yeah, unfortunately that is true, although hygiene has been improving the past few years. I'd imagine the classic aboriginal response would be to simply go walkabout - if you want social distancing you can sure get it in the outback. The reach of this thing has been extraordinary but with only one identified case in the NT as at this am the chances of community contamination have to be slight - hell, most NT citizens never set foot on a community. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's a questionable one I guess J, by definition the communities are more isolated than most. The vaccine is in trial but if they stick to normal methodologies it could be a year away - they may have to fast track it. Meanwhile some doctors in Queensland are reporting very good results in treating the infected using an older HIV med and an almost redundant anti-malarial. Too early to say, but it looks promising. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Don't think I ever watched it... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Geez... It really is getting bad in Italy: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/14/italians-80-will-left-die-country-overwhelmed-coronavirus/ Tents and triage, shades of MASH... Cheers
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