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Old 31st March 2020, 05:03 PM   #2321
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Given how vehemently you argue that he does over and over ad-infinitum, you obviously "know" it very much.
Literally every time you and I have butted heads over this, I have repeated this. Literally every time. I do not know whether Morrison subscribes to dominionism or prosperity gospel. Given that he is a member of a church that teaches such things, I would not be surprised if he did, but I do not know if he does or not.

Literally every time.
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Old 31st March 2020, 05:16 PM   #2322
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Literally every time you and I have butted heads over this, I have repeated this. Literally every time. I do not know whether Morrison subscribes to dominionism or prosperity gospel. Given that he is a member of a church that teaches such things, I would not be surprised if he did, but I do not know if he does or not.

Literally every time.
I made an adjustment and suddenly this thread seems shorter...
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Old 31st March 2020, 06:56 PM   #2323
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Just watched the 4 Corners show and it is not very complimentary about the belated actions of the Morrison Government, in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Soot Morrison continued with his line of "every thing is fine folks", in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.
Did they ask about the 31,000+ Chinese students that were allowed back into Australia since mid-February?

Why were they allowed back in when most education centres are closing and/or going online?

Well, money.
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Old 31st March 2020, 07:06 PM   #2324
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
Did they ask about the 31,000+ Chinese students that were allowed back into Australia since mid-February?

Why were they allowed back in when most education centres are closing and/or going online?

Well, money.
The other unforgivable thing that happened with Chinese students was that, even after direct travel from China was banned, thousands came in via other airports, mostly Singapore and Hong Kong. I also have it on good authority that universities paid for these return flights.
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Old 1st April 2020, 04:28 PM   #2325
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Okay everybody, we can stop worrying now. The Prime Minister has prayed.

Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis

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The prime minister offers a prayer for the national cabinet and says his faith gives him ‘enormous encouragement’


Scott Morrison has offered a prayer for the national cabinet to stay “strong and united” and committed the Australian nation to God during times of “great need and suffering” as it responds to Covid-19.

The prayer is contained in a video, first published by Eternity News but later removed and republished by Queensland Parents for Secular State Schools, in which Morrison explains his faith gives him “enormous encouragement” in how to respond to the crisis.

Morrison, Australia’s first evangelical Christian prime minister, has made no secret of his religious faith, referring to his re-election in 2019 as a “miracle”. Many other former prime ministers, including Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd, identify as Christians.

On 23 March Morrison called for Australians of faith to pray as parliament reconvened to pass the second tranche of fiscal support for those harmed by the economic effects of Covid-19 shutdowns.
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Old 1st April 2020, 06:43 PM   #2326
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
The other unforgivable thing that happened with Chinese students was that, even after direct travel from China was banned, thousands came in via other airports, mostly Singapore and Hong Kong. I also have it on good authority that universities paid for these return flights.
All of which was compliant with government directives.
Indeed, it was encouraged by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
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Old 1st April 2020, 07:11 PM   #2327
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay everybody, we can stop worrying now. The Prime Minister has prayed.

Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis
Well, now we can ALL get some sleep!
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Old 2nd April 2020, 03:46 PM   #2328
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay everybody, we can stop worrying now. The Prime Minister has prayed.

Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis

Wow, yes indeed, I imagine he thinks it was the Devil that brought this corona thing down on us - with the encouragement of the gay community.

Morrison likens himself to Moses:

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“It is a moment like when Moses looked out at the sea and held up his staff … there are moments of great faith in this.
Someone should give him a staff so he can stand on the steps of parliament house with it held aloft.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 05:04 PM   #2329
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Wow, yes indeed, I imagine he thinks it was the Devil that brought this corona thing down on us - with the encouragement of the gay community.

Morrison likens himself to Moses:



Someone should give him a staff so he can stand on the steps of parliament house with it held aloft.
He already has a staff.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 05:51 PM   #2330
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post

Well then, he should hold John Kunkel aloft and give us a miracle.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 06:58 PM   #2331
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
I am looking at the graph marked Total Coronavirus Cases in Australia



Just take the difference between one day and the next and you will end up with my figures. Not sure where you are getting your figures from. But please take a look at them and see if you work out why they are different. Maybe just the definition of day?

Edit. My figures for today will be a reversal of the short trend and be big. The discrepancy is probably just when the day started.
Oh, OK. Worldometer.

I'll stay with the data from Johns Hopkins.

Worldometer seems to jump around all over the place, and base their numbers on media reports (as far as I can tell).
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I'm so disgusted with the slowness of the reactions coming from the political dolt fly ins in Canberra, I'm now making a practice of referring to the PM as our National Follower.

As far as I can see, the States have shamed him into making changed policy federally, that the States have already started doing locally.

Of course he put money ahead of peoples' lives.

He's a Liberal (right-wing conservative for non-Australian readers).

They always put money first.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 07:09 PM   #2333
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay everybody, we can stop worrying now. The Prime Minister has prayed.

Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis
Looking for psion's post explaining why this doesn't count in...

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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay everybody, we can stop worrying now. The Prime Minister has prayed.

Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis

Isn't that what Abraham was gonna do with Isaac before the Old Sky Guy himself jumped in and told him to knock it off and kill something for dinner instead?
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Old 4th April 2020, 12:57 PM   #2335
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So how is the surplus looking?
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So how is the surplus looking?
The 'surpus' that depended on 5% growth in the economy?

That didn't exist even on the day of the budget, just more propaganda from the Liberal Coalition.
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Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
Looking for psion's post explaining why this doesn't count in...

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Had the argument been that Scumo is not doing anything about ncov-19 because it is "God's will" then there might be something to dispute. As it is, there is nothing wrong with the post.
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Scott Morrison’s popularity surges amid coronavirus outbreak

As often happens in times of crisis, if the PM doesn't stuff it up then they can experience a surge in popularity. This was the case with John Curtin in WW2 and Kevin Rudd also enjoyed a (brief) spike at the onset of the GFC. Now it's Scot Morrison's turn:
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Mr Morrison leads Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese by 53 to 29 as the preferred prime minister.

The government has also returned to a dominant electoral position, rising two points to 42 per cent in the primary vote to Labor’s 34 and leading Labor 51 to 49 on a two-party preferred basis.
https://7news.com.au/politics/scott-...break-c-957637
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He appears to be almost jolly when giving interviews lately.
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Yep. Everybody's forgotten his pathetic uselessness during the fires, and praising him now that he's going all socialist on everyone.

It's almost like socialism is popular...
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Child molester scum walks free.
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Child molester scum walks free.
More details in this thread about that thing (which has nothing to do with Morrison and friends) http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=321082
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More details in this thread about that thing (which has nothing to do with Morrison and friends) http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=321082
It’s political but thanks for the link.
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Got to admit, he is doing better now than he did during the fires.

Scott Morrison warns Australians to stay home for Easter or risk coronavirus 'horror scenarios'

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Scott Morrison has warned that Australia risks facing coronavirus "horror scenarios" witnessed overseas if physical distancing is abandoned, particularly during the Easter long weekend.

He made the comments as the Federal Government prepared to release the details of its coronavirus modelling, which the Prime Minister insisted was "theoretical" and not based on Australian cases of the virus.

The Government has faced sustained pressure to release the modelling, which has helped shape the decisions the National Cabinet has made in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19.

"We must hold the course, we must lock in these gains," Mr Morrison said.

"We have so far avoided the horror scenarios we have seen overseas."
He's not saying that Easter services should go ahead. I don't know how much of that is the stopped-clock phenomenon, but there it is.
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Got to admit, he is doing better now than he did during the fires.

Scott Morrison warns Australians to stay home for Easter or risk coronavirus 'horror scenarios'

He's not saying that Easter services should go ahead. I don't know how much of that is the stopped-clock phenomenon, but there it is.
They should at least close down motels and the like. Use them for quarantine accommodation. Could they even make holiday homes unusable without doing any damage?
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