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I agree, an ID should just be standard practice to vote. I believe my state was one of the first to require it, and it hasn’t caused problems...except perhaps to confound those that want to vote illegally, lol!

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Innuendoes wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:46 am
WeeMann wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:25 am
Innuendoes wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:39 am No one is trying to take away the right to vote from black people or any other color for that matter. You are the only person saying such a thing. Are you trying to stir up more things to make a scene? He has more black people working for him in the White House and appointed so many to high offices, that no other president has ever done, yet you persist with saying he is trying to take away their right to vote. I have no idea where this stuff is coming from except from you.
Oh come on, it's been well documented how his tactics have tried to suppress the black vote.

https://time.com/5902729/black-voter-suppression-2020/
Everyone should have a voter ID, not just black people. <sigh> Why would that be restrictive to black people? All that means is that they either have a state driver's license or a state ID, period...
That was just one link and one example -

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/11 ... ack-voters

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ans-racism

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 99189.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... -happened/

The point is you claimed you'd not heard these accusations and LOAD was the only person to suggest it. That's clearly not the case.

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I can't believe what a mess that Bojo has made of the UK pandemic response. I truly feel sorry for all my friends and relatives in England. Hopefully the combination of vaccines and the lockdown you can get on top of it quickly.

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Not just population, but population density too, both are a major factor with Covid.. The number of people per square mile across England, times by the number of ways to get the virus in amongst us.

32 people per sq km agauinst 3 in Oz. Hardly surprising really. Johnson hasn't got it right, but he hasn't got it that wrong, either. You can cordon off cities from each other, and in a few cases in England, where the boundaries of one city stops, another has already started.

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Kes wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:52 pm Not just population, but population density too, both are a major factor with Covid.. The number of people per square mile across England, times by the number of ways to get the virus in amongst us.

32 people per sq km agauinst 3 in Oz. Hardly surprising really. Johnson hasn't got it right, but he hasn't got it that wrong, either.
Population density is not the reason we got it under control as Australia is a continent that for the most part is desert and bush. In June we started seeing cases increase. In Melbourne (where density would be very much higher than 3). We mucked about with ring fencing some postcodes. This didn't stop the spread. We didn't get things under control until we implemented a full lockdown. We got the numbers low, so we can keep them low. After 60 days of zero cases, thanks to the virus getting out of hotel quarantine in Sydney, we are seeing another outbreak. The last 3 days we have had 3 cases each day. We are able to link them to a restaurant where a traveler from Sydney infected other diners. Our contact tracers are now able to link cases and are issuing stay at home orders to primary and secondary contacts of positive cases.

One thing he has been wrong about which he has now corrected. Schools can be a breeding ground for the virus. The kids themselves may not get sick, but they can spread the virus. 2 of our biggest clusters came from schools. In general, we have to give world leaders (except Trump) a tick as this is an unprecedented event and we are learning as we go along.

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Lord of all darkness wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Kes wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:52 pm Not just population, but population density too, both are a major factor with Covid.. The number of people per square mile across England, times by the number of ways to get the virus in amongst us.

32 people per sq km agauinst 3 in Oz. Hardly surprising really. Johnson hasn't got it right, but he hasn't got it that wrong, either.
Population density is not the reason we got it under control as Australia is a continent that for the most part is desert and bush. In June we started seeing cases increase. In Melbourne (where density would be very much higher than 3). We mucked about with ring fencing some postcodes. This didn't stop the spread. We didn't get things under control until we implemented a full lockdown. We got the numbers low, so we can keep them low. After 60 days of zero cases, thanks to the virus getting out of hotel quarantine in Sydney, we are seeing another outbreak. The last 3 days we have had 3 cases each day. We are able to link them to a restaurant where a traveler from Sydney infected other diners. Our contact tracers are now able to link cases and are issuing stay at home orders to primary and secondary contacts of positive cases.

One thing he has been wrong about which he has now corrected. Schools can be a breeding ground for the virus. The kids themselves may not get sick, but they can spread the virus. 2 of our biggest clusters came from schools. In general, we have to give world leaders (except Trump) a tick as this is an unprecedented event and we are learning as we go along.
To clarify..

City Size and Population Density
The total area the Melbourne occupies covers a total of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi). The population density in the city comes to about 500 residents living per square kilometer.

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ALERT! Trump is moving to the UK on January 19th:

http://www.rawstory.com/amp/trump-turnb ... ssion=true
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carolb57 wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:32 am ALERT! Trump is moving to the UK on January 19th:

http://www.rawstory.com/amp/trump-turnb ... ssion=true
Phew! As long as it's not Australia. :ugeek:

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Inny, tell me you did NOT get 20 actual BALLOTS in the mail! Maybe you got ballot APPLICATIONS, but NOT actual BALLOTS!

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Lord of all darkness wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:38 am
carolb57 wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:32 am ALERT! Trump is moving to the UK on January 19th:

http://www.rawstory.com/amp/trump-turnb ... ssion=true
Phew! As long as it's not Australia. :ugeek:
He's not wanted or welcome here.

In any case, I'm sure we have an extradition treaty with the US ;)

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