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haresfur

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Posted: Oct 20, 2021 - 2:48pm



Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews says the state's lockdown will lift at 11:59pm on Thursday, when 70 per cent of eligible adults are expected to be fully vaccinated.

No Melbourne is not a ghost town in spite of what carefully edited videos indicate. But people are pretty giddy with excitement about getting through the lockdowns (that got things back very close to normal with 0 cases in the country until New South Wales stuffed it up letting delta get established). So we roll with it and adjust the strategy. Reached 70% fully vaxed yesterday with an estimate of 80% by November 4. Unfortunately case numbers are growing where I live because of fuckwits.
US Covid deaths:              728,000 - 222/100K population
Australia Covid deaths:       1,579 -     6/100K population

ps Today is Thursday
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Posted: Oct 20, 2021 - 5:04am

whatshisname

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Posted: Oct 13, 2021 - 6:55pm

I've been receiving my regular fortnightly airmail parcels of watch parts from the UK.
Usually takes about 10 TO 14 days , the longest delay in the journey being the clearance thru the new customs center in Sydney and then on to Perth, W.A. by road.
But have had two parcels take many weeks to arrive .One was sent to Austria and not to Australia and another ended up being tracked to N.Z. Why ? who knows.
Both returned to UK sender marked 'FAILED to DELIVER'

haresfur

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Posted: Oct 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

 kurtster wrote:

Just in at discogs.  It isn't only the USA anymore.

https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/service-alerts.page
"Australia and New Zealand
Date posted: October 06, 2021
Parcel and packet services to Australia and New Zealand temporarily suspended
Red alert: Canada Post is not accepting mail and parcels for these destinations due to a temporary service disruption.
Date posted: October 06, 2021

Effective immediately, parcel and packet services transported by air to Australia and New Zealand are suspended until further notice. Border closures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic have severely restricted flight capacity to Australia and New Zealand. As a result, the following services are suspended:

XpresspostTM–International

Tracked PacketTM–International

Small Packet–International Air.

Canada Post will continue to accept and deliver to these destinations using the following surface services. Surface delivery may take up to twelve (12) weeks:

International Parcel–Surface

Small Packet–International Surface


That's interesting because I don't think the rules for air transport into Australia have changed in the last year. As I noted in a previous post, there has been a large backlog in deliveries within Australia, to the point where they suspended accepting parcels within the country for a week to clear the backlog. 

It seems there were issues in Sydney due to their lockdowns that have just been lifted. It's hard to tell because the federal government is pretty secretive when it comes to bad news but there may have been flight restrictions that are flying under the radar, so to speak, because delta got into the country via an infected air crew. But currently they are saying that all restrictions will be removed by around Christmas, although the federal government can't seem to get their act together to plan the implementation.

Speaking of which I hear that you are going to be opening your borders soon.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2021 - 4:27pm

 haresfur wrote:

There is a global disinformation campaign that has ramped up to portray Australia's covid response as anti-liberty. I believe this is not only to try and shape policy in Australia but to shape it in the rest of the world into a "let 'er rip" policy that will kill hundreds of thousands of people instead of accepting any role of government in actually managing the public health response. I feel a need to speak up to do the little I can to counteract that.

SirD is a lost cause, I'm more concerned about anyone else who might be reading this.


Outside the forum participants, probably virtually no one. But, I hear you.
kurtster

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Posted: Oct 13, 2021 - 4:08pm

Just in at discogs.  It isn't only the USA anymore.

https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/service-alerts.page
"Australia and New Zealand
Date posted: October 06, 2021
Parcel and packet services to Australia and New Zealand temporarily suspended
Red alert: Canada Post is not accepting mail and parcels for these destinations due to a temporary service disruption.
Date posted: October 06, 2021

Effective immediately, parcel and packet services transported by air to Australia and New Zealand are suspended until further notice. Border closures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic have severely restricted flight capacity to Australia and New Zealand. As a result, the following services are suspended:

XpresspostTM–International

Tracked PacketTM–International

Small Packet–International Air.

Canada Post will continue to accept and deliver to these destinations using the following surface services. Surface delivery may take up to twelve (12) weeks:

International Parcel–Surface

Small Packet–International Surface
haresfur

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Posted: Oct 9, 2021 - 4:37pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


Why continue to engage? Just wondering.

There is a global disinformation campaign that has ramped up to portray Australia's covid response as anti-liberty. I believe this is not only to try and shape policy in Australia but to shape it in the rest of the world into a "let 'er rip" policy that will kill hundreds of thousands of people instead of accepting any role of government in actually managing the public health response. I feel a need to speak up to do the little I can to counteract that.

SirD is a lost cause, I'm more concerned about anyone else who might be reading this.
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Posted: Oct 9, 2021 - 3:32pm

 haresfur wrote:


The strange thing is that one could argue that this is a great leap forward in breaking down the iron curtain around our border. See, no police state if you just keep citizens from returning. Problem solved as far as our right-wing prime minister was concerned. The man who refused to fund quarantine facilities so that the few people who could fly in would be able to move around a bit, get some fresh air, not be stuck in a single room for 2 weeks, and not catch covid from the crappy ventilation system in a hotel that isn't fit for purpose. You know like the successful one in your previous video. 

So sure, any reasonable solution is going to upset some people. Imagine getting to stay at home for the minor inconvenience of getting phone calls now and then and sending a photo. Truly a first world problem. But you all keep on taking off your shoes to get on an airplane


Why continue to engage? Just wondering.
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Posted: Oct 9, 2021 - 2:49pm

 sirdroseph wrote:

Thank you for the enlightenment. Oh and do not concern yourself with my flying to Australia. The real issue is I don't want Australia coming here, but fear it is on the way.
{#Sad}
  At this point there is nothing that we have to discuss, I just have to oppose you and those that think like you by any non violent means necessary and pray that is enough.
{#Pray}
  I thank you all for your viewpoints.  I know the score and futility of commenting on any further topics other than music in this forum.  I sincerely wish all of you the best because unfortunately we are all in this together whether we like it or not.  I just hope that it is not too late for us all before you finally see the forest for the trees.


The strange thing is that one could argue that this is a great leap forward in breaking down the iron curtain around our border. See, no police state if you just keep citizens from returning. Problem solved as far as our right-wing prime minister was concerned. The man who refused to fund quarantine facilities so that the few people who could fly in would be able to move around a bit, get some fresh air, not be stuck in a single room for 2 weeks, and not catch covid from the crappy ventilation system in a hotel that isn't fit for purpose. You know like the successful one in your previous video. 

So sure, any reasonable solution is going to upset some people. Imagine getting to stay at home for the minor inconvenience of getting phone calls now and then and sending a photo. Truly a first world problem. But you all keep on taking off your shoes to get on an airplane
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Posted: Oct 9, 2021 - 6:09am

 haresfur wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:


I mean if you would prefer supervised quarantine, it could probably be arranged. I don't see why this is a problem at all. We have had quite a few cases of people breaking quarantine rules. One woman lasted 10 minutes before doing a runner. Alternatively, don't fly into Australia. 
 
Thank you for the enlightenment. Oh and do not concern yourself with my flying to Australia. The real issue is I don't want Australia coming here, but fear it is on the way.{#Sad}  At this point there is nothing that we have to discuss, I just have to oppose you and those that think like you by any non violent means necessary and pray that is enough.{#Pray}  I thank you all for your viewpoints.  I know the score and futility of commenting on any further topics other than music in this forum.  I sincerely wish all of you the best because unfortunately we are all in this together whether we like it or not.  I just hope that it is not too late for us all before you finally see the forest for the trees.
haresfur

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Posted: Oct 8, 2021 - 11:33pm

 sirdroseph wrote:


I mean if you would prefer supervised quarantine, it could probably be arranged. I don't see why this is a problem at all. We have had quite a few cases of people breaking quarantine rules. One woman lasted 10 minutes before doing a runner. Alternatively, don't fly into Australia. 
whatshisname

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Posted: Oct 8, 2021 - 8:18pm

An American's life changing experience in Australia.......
https://www.abc.net.au/news/20...
sirdroseph

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Posted: Oct 7, 2021 - 3:31am

haresfur

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Posted: Oct 5, 2021 - 3:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Australia has its own delivery issues internally, and the bulk of USPS international mail goes on commercial passenger flights. Those are still greatly reduced so it's been a struggle to get delivery to Australia for some time. I think the Australian system secretly welcomes the suspension; they aren't picking up from online retailers in Australia either. More routes are expected to open up in November, so it's expected that the USPS will resume delivering to Australia then.


There was a one week suspension of accepting parcels while they caught up with the backlog in delivery (or should that be backlogue, I can never tell when it is creeping Americanism or that I just don't know how to spell).

This was primarily due to the delta outbreak in Sydney. During that week a parcel that had left China about a month and a half before was delivered to me so I say it was a success.

With hindsight, they probably should have just gone back to shipping by slow boat, saving time and CO2 emissions.

 p.s. Thanks DeJoy, not content with fucking up U.S. mail delivery, eh?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 4, 2021 - 10:27am

 kurtster wrote:

The USPS has suspended all service to Australia.



Australia has its own delivery issues internally, and the bulk of USPS international mail goes on commercial passenger flights. Those are still greatly reduced so it's been a struggle to get delivery to Australia for some time. I think the Australian system secretly welcomes the suspension; they aren't picking up from online retailers in Australia either. More routes are expected to open up in November, so it's expected that the USPS will resume delivering to Australia then.
kurtster

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Posted: Oct 4, 2021 - 9:55am

The USPS has suspended all service to Australia.
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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 4:57pm

 sirdroseph wrote:


Oh, the horror.  

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 4:01pm

 haresfur wrote:

Do you even know what you are looking at?

She's got it good up there in the NT. Plenty of fresh air and being able to walk around, unlike the hotels. We need more of those camps where the virus doesn't spread through a hotel ventilation system but the federal government thought it would be less expensive to let the virus escape and all of New South Wales and Victoria being forced into lockdown to keep the health care system from collapsing after the feds screwed up on getting vaccines.

I'm assuming she flew into the country of her own free will.



and boy are her arms tired
haresfur

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 3:32pm

 sirdroseph wrote:

Do you even know what you are looking at?

She's got it good up there in the NT. Plenty of fresh air and being able to walk around, unlike the hotels. We need more of those camps where the virus doesn't spread through a hotel ventilation system but the federal government thought it would be less expensive to let the virus escape and all of New South Wales and Victoria being forced into lockdown to keep the health care system from collapsing after the feds screwed up on getting vaccines.

I'm assuming she flew into the country of her own free will.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 5:02am

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