Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 48 …....

[Max Dupain, "Martin Place Train Station", 1979]

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Gladystan 11am briefing - New South Wales in the last 24 hours:
- 345 new local cases (seems to be new plateau)
- at least 65 infectious in the community
- 145,000+ tests (great result)

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Gladys needs to start briefing firstly with the Vaccination numbers and the progress to this date to the 70% and 80% targets. That gives us all some hope for getting out of this.
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Had no idea that NSW had a Chief Psychiatrist but as we have been in lockdowns forever - and people are going broke with pathetic Govt support & will likely suffer trauma from loss of their business & plans - have to wonder what he is doing all day?
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Covid class war is the war of the protected (politicians & staff, bureaucrats, media apparatchiks) vs the unprotected (families, small business, casual workers, housing tenants). The former feel no urgency & no loyalty to the latter. A reckoning is due
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Waiting on Brad "Chad" Hazzard .... New South Wales' mascot in many ways: well meaning, trying his best, not overly competent, but basically honest and forthright

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Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 50 ….

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Gladystan 11am briefing - New South Wales in the last 24 hours:
- 466 new local cases (worst case numbers yet)
- at least 60+ infectious in the community
- 130,000+ tests (great result again)

Good news - New South Wales now at 50% first Vax doses.

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At the risk of repeating myself, mass vaccination was always our only way out - and it was always a race. The vaccination hubs at the Olympic Park should be 24/7 - we should also have 24/7 hubs in north, south, east Sydney as well. Get this done.

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So much nonsense peddled in media about War esp the "there is no military solution" mantra. This is utter nonsense. The Taliban are proving there are military solutions. The Russians had military solutions in the Ukraine/Crimea & Syria. If you will the ends, you will the means.
Reality on the ground is much more important than whatever pablums you are getting through official channels. Cold weather does not begin setting in ivo Kabul for another 2 months. And, again, the Bagram airfield complex was insanely abandoned last month.

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Have always thought Chess overrated as a test of one’s strategic thinking esp clearly - but even so one expects that a grand master player can see, like anyone, what was always blindingly obvious
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The world is a pretty nasty place & nasty countries are run by nasty people. Imagine thinking, seriously, that China will keep whatever climate pact it makes. Imagine thinking, seriously, that having Germany addicted to cheap Russian gas was good .... or sending USD to the IRGC
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Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 45 …....
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The Herald is basically running fear pieces by the emeritus dons .... The Herald like the ABC accepts that (not so quietly racist) Boomers who want the Army in (migrant/refugee heavy) south-west Sydney is their core demo

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This is a very good piece by @michaelkoziol - really surprised the SMH ran it tbqh

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Watching a History Channel doco I recorded ages ago on Caesar in Gaul. The capacity of Caesar to play off tribes and ruthlessly apply force should be taught at military colleges. Also to generate a sustain a Roman Army far from home on a campaign of annihilation and subjugation.
Reading everyone's take on Afghanistan - a complete disaster of counter insurgency's making - one cannot watch this & Caesar's determination to simply annihilate his way through Gaul, even when his Legions operated with extended supply lines into modern Benelux countries
Caesar like any Roman commander, would have been conscious that his Roman expeditionary army was in a very exposed AO. Caesar would have had no time for the counter insurgency/'winning hearts and minds' approach other than in Tacitus's make a desert and call it peace sense
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Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 44 ....
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Agree with Brad "Chad" Hazzard here. Also have no idea if anyone with any knowledge of logistics and supply chains has thought what would happen if Sydney is strangled.
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Gladystan 11am briefing - New South Wales in the last 24 hours:
- 95,000+ tests (this is good)
- 262 new cases (this is meh)
- 50+ infectious in the community (this needs to come down)

All the focus should be on Vaccinations. Vax, Vax, Vax.

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