The guy is a piece of shit, the man (Setka) was treated like a deity, kept union members docile with a diet of talking shit and high wages while he sold the members down the river (meanwhile the State has been screwed over sideways by costs blowouts on every single infrastructure project, all while every player is collecting a stash of cash in a brown paper bag). Push came to shove, the mask slipped off and it was suddenly time to blame the mythical far right (lol, proper nationalist movement that could mobilise to that extent in a shit hole like Melbourne is fucking laughable).CFMEU national construction secretary released a statement on Monday night accusing the crowd of being “infiltrated by neo-Nazis and other right wing extremist groups”.
melbourne is a fukn shithole leftist police state
melb police = absolute dogs
hope someone assassinates dan andrews soon
Their "plan" is entirely on the pretext of "one-upmanship," self preservation and politics (the lot of them).there are no plans
this shit will go on forever
Saw one of them putting a poster up, deliberately made a point of pulling my mask down and spat on the floor. Got asked "do you have a problem?" I commented whether the poster was oxymoronic or just moronic. She asked if I was a fascist. Told them no, but all my family fled the shit they're pedaling, got told to fuck off.yeah ive got mates over an hour out of melbourne who saw those dumb shit posters ffs
My dad works construction, hates the CFMEU (says their motto should be give a little with one hand, take all with the other). Has the same criticisms (that they are in cahoots with big business and government and have no interest in helping the little guy. Further states that the organisation is rotten from top down, he has not paid membership in over 15 years) He cracked open a beer and was cheering when he saw them having a go at the building.CFMEU literally supports the same big australia immigration policies as the business council of australia lmao
too bad their headquarters didn't get burnt tot he ground
I actually think that understatement of deaths more than offsets any supposed overstatement, particularly if you look at the excess deaths count compared to a normal year (for highly covid infected countries that is).ye but we have to learn to live with it. people have to die to stop this virus, a simple fact that not many people want to accept. plus that 5.3m stat is rubbish, in the US and Australia the govt was paying hospitals to record any death in the wards as a corona death. i know this first-hand. itd be naive to think that stat inflation wouldn't occur.
also, this time right now is the best time to spread herd natural antibody immunity because of omicron. this strain is actually a blessing. according to worldometer, out of the active cases in Australia, only 0.1% are critical, despite the death rate being 0.9%. thats in an omicron dominant sample, which indicates its less lethal. thats why im happy with what perrotet is doing, while mark mcgowen is a lunatic over 1 case.
I think physical distancing, masks, hand & personal hygiene are very important and large crowded events should be avoided, but I was dismayed when they restricted apartment dwellers in ‘LGAs of concern’ to one hour outdoors per day (we live in a semi rural area so it didn’t apply to us) because severe COVID is an aberrant inflammatory response and the baseline cardiometabolic status (ie. obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular risk) is one of the major determining factors for disease severity & likelihood of hospitalisation in an individual infected with SARS-COV-2 (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.120.019259) so people were cooped up and sedentary indoors, eating & gaining weight, instead of exercising outdoors to improve their resilience to the virus. As variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus are likely to be circulating for a long time, I hope any future ‘lockdowns’ involve only closures of indoor places and restriction of large events, but not of the populations’ access to open spaces for exercise.I’m pro dom simply bcz he doesn’t do lockdowns, not like it matters since I’m in iso rn but lockdowns are the worst. the personal responsibility agenda is lazy on the govts part but it makes sense and is better than a shut down society where things go back to square one once things open up.