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Australia: Canary in the Coal Mine


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Give up your guns, and trust that police and military are good people.

 

Your outcome:


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/pandemic-australia-still-liberal-democracy/619940/

 

“People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person.”

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Notfernuthin, but the people of Australia seem to be perfectly okay with what is happening to them.

 

It boggles my mind, but they seem to be taking it with pretty much no desire to resist. Every day they are subjected to new abuses, and every day they're mostly silent.

 

Probably has nothing to do with all the weapons they banned.

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9 minutes ago, IDBillzFan said:

Notfernuthin, but the people of Australia seem to be perfectly okay with what is happening to them.

 

It boggles my mind, but they seem to be taking it with pretty much no desire to resist. Every day they are subjected to new abuses, and every day they're mostly silent.

 

Probably has nothing to do with all the weapons they banned.


It’s all being conducted at the barrel of  a gun from the Australian military, against an unarmed populace. They do not have the ability to travel, or gather, and are under constant surveillance.

 

Western Democracy, and Constitutional protections are a cute guise.

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13 minutes ago, IDBillzFan said:

Notfernuthin, but the people of Australia seem to be perfectly okay with what is happening to them.

 

It boggles my mind, but they seem to be taking it with pretty much no desire to resist. Every day they are subjected to new abuses, and every day they're mostly silent.

 

Probably has nothing to do with all the weapons they banned.


They did get some blow-back when they killed the dogs instead of letting people go out and adopt them. At that point, their Prime Minister said "this has to end" and decreed it would at 80% vaccinated.  That's really the only time I heard much beyond single incidents of complaints.

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40 minutes ago, Ann said:


They did get some blow-back when they killed the dogs instead of letting people go out and adopt them. At that point, their Prime Minister said "this has to end" and decreed it would at 80% vaccinated.  That's really the only time I heard much beyond single incidents of complaints.


There’s been *lots* of dissent, it’s just toothless. The military is involved, the population is unarmed. Oh, and the media isn’t covering it.

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25 minutes ago, TakeYouToTasker 2.0 said:


There’s been *lots* of dissent, it’s just toothless. The military is involved, the population is unarmed. Oh, and the media isn’t covering it.


Probably true about the media... I only see the dissent when it appears on twitter.

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3 hours ago, TakeYouToTasker 2.0 said:

Give up your guns, and trust that police and military are good people.

 

Your outcome:


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/pandemic-australia-still-liberal-democracy/619940/

 

“People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person.”

 

 

More from the Atlantic:

 

 

WHEN YOU’VE LOST THE ATLANTIC…: Australia Traded Away Too Much Liberty.

Intrastate travel within Australia is also severely restricted. And the government of South Australia, one of the country’s six states, developed and is now testing an app as Orwellian as any in the free world to enforce its quarantine rules.

 

“We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” Premier Steven Marshall explained. “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”

Exit question:

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4 hours ago, TakeYouToTasker 2.0 said:

Give up your guns, and trust that police and military are good people.

 

Your outcome:


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/pandemic-australia-still-liberal-democracy/619940/

 

“People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person.”

 

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“It may be accepted that the travel restrictions are harsh. It may also be accepted that they intrude upon individual rights,” it ruled. “But Parliament was aware of that.”

 

What the &#%$ is this bullshit?  It's okay to suspend civil rights, because the government knows what it's doing?  Do Australians even remember they started out as a penal colony?

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2 minutes ago, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

 

What the &#%$ is this bullshit?  It's okay to suspend civil rights, because the government knows what it's doing?  Do Australians even remember they started out as a penal colony?

Guess they still think that they are

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2 hours ago, Ann said:


Probably true about the media... I only see the dissent when it appears on twitter.


Look up what’s going on with their truckers.

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11 hours ago, TakeYouToTasker 2.0 said:


Look up what’s going on with their truckers.

 

I was just going to say this, almost the entire eastern part of the county is shut down now because of truckers blocking traffic in protest.

 

I posted this yesterday in the Headlines thread:

 

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention to the news in Australia, but truckers have begun a protest against draconian and restrictive lockdown measures. After just a couple days they have forced 106 road closures in the eastern part of the nation. And it looks like they may be winning already.

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The truckers were ok with it, but go and kill a dog or 2 and they all turn into John Wick with big knives.

 

Hope the aussie bros make it out alive.  I have my doubts.

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22 hours ago, IDBillzFan said:

Notfernuthin, but the people of Australia seem to be perfectly okay with what is happening to them.

 

It boggles my mind, but they seem to be taking it with pretty much no desire to resist. Every day they are subjected to new abuses, and every day they're mostly silent.

 

Probably has nothing to do with all the weapons they banned.

probably from their roots as a prison colony

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