I fully expect the US news cycle next month:It's worth to mention that the Swedish economy isn't exactly going like a freight train through this pandemic, it will take a big hit but they might be a little better off than other countries in the end.
Interesting comment Don. New Zealand the seventh state? Hmm, in many ways it already is. Do you think this could be transposed to other countries, states, regions. Say a Montana - Wyoming - Nebraska - Nth and Sth Dakota alliance with unrestricted travel and commerce between them. They could call it the big hat zone.alliances? how feudal but effective. The “trans-Tasman bubble” is coming!
“On the upside, Australia could experience a better than expected containment and recovery. This could be further boosted by a potential twinning of Australia’s economy with New Zealand, which has experienced similar success in controlling the outbreak. The establishment of a “trans-Tasman bubble” which might experience more relaxed movement of people and activity could result in a stronger and and earlier recovery for both economies.”
As long as they go for a long drive and end up back at home, no worriesSo I should compliment Texans on the size of their hats then?
Controls being eased here but lots of discussion over is it too early, too risky, etc. On the road I see an awful lot of people on "essential" trips.
I looked at living in New Zealand a number of years ago--they had some minimum "liquid" asset requirement that was surprisingly high. My cousin & her husband worked on the Lord of the Rings movies, and they would have stayed but for that requirement. Maybe I should look it up again...Interesting comment Don. New Zealand the seventh state? Hmm, in many ways it already is. Do you think this could be transposed to other countries, states, regions. Say a Montana - Wyoming - Nebraska - Nth and Sth Dakota alliance with unrestricted travel and commerce between them. They could call it the big hat zone.
Once of our "allowances" now is 50 klms drives for leisure so in theory I can drive all over the place inside of 50 klms from home, though we can still be fined for being outside that zone. Hmmm, okay then, so I could drive hundreds of klms inside the 50 but can't drive 55 klms to see my friends?As long as they go for a long drive and end up back at home, no worries
Almost warmHonestly, it took longer than I expected. Property crime in my township and now my neighborhood is now on the rise.
It is a little easier these days to stay informed. I’m on a facebook group for my town (what a sh*t-show that is!). I’m also on about a one-block email distribution group. Fortunately all ring doorbell users get notified of break-in attempts and “porch pirates” stealing boxes. Videos are shared with neighbors and police. I don’t have a ring doorbell but have been reading the chatter.
Most home break-ins happen during the day, but that is changing since everyone is home. This morning, someone tried to break into a garage in my area. I cleaned out my kids mess and pulled the car in last night. The garage opener on my honda works on general power and not ignition power (most cars have this terrible design flaw IMO). I pulled the car in and plan to deprogram the opener.
My wife and I anticipated this also and prepared a little, bit not quite as much as other aspects of this shut down. Today I will increase the LED brightness on my cameras so they are more visible to people entering my property. It will take me longer to have better phone alerting etc when their is motion. I don’t usually have that stuff enabled. I also changed the timer on my porch light to stay on all night.
you mean a merit based immigration policy? Like Canada? Liberals In the USA would call that an inhumane policy.Lots of billionaire types setting up bolt holes there thinking it will be a haven if the world implodes.