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Old 2020-03-27, 12:17
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Official 2020 Apocalypse Thread for MBN Survivors

Long time no be.

I'm losing my shits. And there's a coup in my country now on top of everything. From democracy to dictatorship in the blink of an eye.

Scared to death of the virus. War of the Worlds scenario. So why no escape to the past. MBN, how are you dealing?
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Old 2020-03-28, 00:32
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Unfortunately I've got no escape from the virus - as soon I'll be redeployed to the frontline medical specialities - either emergency medicine, itu or acute medicine. Without proper PPE equipment from the government (research says that viral load - linked to time spent with the infected has an effect on symptoms), I'm scared for my safety - but more my parents.
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Old 2020-03-28, 02:12
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Saying that 2020 kicked it up a notch is a gross understatement.

My work closed for a couple of weeks, so I've been at home twiddling my thumbs and playing around with code.
The Aust government have their heads in the sand. Not as bad as Trump has been these last couple of weeks, but bad enough that our PM is threatening to do his job "if we don't behave" - SMH

I do hope that everyone's safe and well though
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Old 2020-03-28, 12:35
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hope my family stays safe, it's kinda scary but you hope for the best.
Stay safe everyone
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Old 2020-03-29, 20:50
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Old 2020-04-05, 03:43
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Old 2020-04-06, 01:22
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I’ve been unemployed for a couple weeks now. Probably will be for a couple months more. All things considered I’ve got it easy. I’m relatively young and in good shape, will be ok financially as long as this doesn’t last a year. Even so, the longer it lasts the less choice there will be about government assistance. My country in general is fucked, however. Hundreds of thousands will die.
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Old 2020-04-20, 23:35
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Old 2020-04-28, 09:01
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I’ve been unemployed for a couple weeks now. Probably will be for a couple months more. All things considered I’ve got it easy. I’m relatively young and in good shape, will be ok financially as long as this doesn’t last a year. Even so, the longer it lasts the less choice there will be about government assistance. My country in general is fucked, however. Hundreds of thousands will die.
Same here Man. This virus ruining everyone's life anyway whether you have this virus or not.
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Old 2020-04-28, 14:50
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Here in Slovenia, it's rather fine. We're hovering around 6 new cases per day these days (was around 40-something at the peak), so it seems to be subsiding. It also seems to be subsiding in Italy, yesterday there were only 1739 new cases, it hasn't been this low in a month and a half.

I'm concerned now about Russia, however, they have quite the spike there, especially in Moscow, and about Japan... since I know people in both countries.

- ChaosFish: How exactly has Israel become a dictatorship? I thought they simply had an agreement between two parties to form a shared government, which is nothing unusual - Italy and Slovenia both have coalition governments as well. The only country that has come close to becoming a dictatorship lately, is Hungary where Orbán has managed to have the Parliament give him unlimited powers for as long as he wants.
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Old 2020-05-03, 23:38
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Obras: This agreement between the parties has nothing to do with democracy. People have voted for the opposing party for the sole purpose of replacing the criminal running the state. The common assumption is that the opposing party leader was being blackmailed or otherwise threatened and forced to bend over.
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Old 2020-05-07, 00:05
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Sorry but that's not the common assumption at all. The common assumption is that the opposition leader backed himself into a corner when his party split in two (one half was against joining the current PM in a joint government) and now the opposition leader has much less leverage and stands to lose much more than the PM if we went for another round of elections. So he's capitulating to the PM's demands to an extent in order to make a joint government possible.
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Old 2020-05-25, 08:04
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I'm sorry to hear about some of you guys at the other side of the ocean are having a rough time. I hope it gets better soon in the summer.

Here in Chile we are entering the winter season and it is going to get bad. We have 40+ deads and 3800+ infected per day. Poor people are out in protests because they can't work and there is minimal aid from the government.

It is crazy, isn't it? It's like we're living in a dystopian movie.
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Old 2020-05-26, 16:41
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We're living in the prequel, the real thing will begin once the icebergs melt.
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Old 2020-05-28, 19:31
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Old 2020-05-31, 01:25
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Old 2020-07-05, 19:34
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Due to the fact the pandemic is easing I thought I'd bump this so we can all post how we're getting on and how we all found it
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Old 2020-07-16, 18:01
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So why no escape to the past. MBN, how are you dealing?
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Old 2020-07-22, 22:43
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Things are not going well here.
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