There are loads of rules that don't make sense and always people ready to exploit the loophole rather than act in good faith.
@cat I was talking about exports, but yes, as a matter of fact, I know quite a bit about GDP. Sydney and Melbourne made far less significant contributions as the service sector took several hits (Source: RBA, OEC, Trading Economics). But that's OK, because we are one country and I wish people could keep that in mind.
@cat I believe that if you check Australian export income, you will see that WA has been keeping Australia afloat these last years
@pippa and dwelling more on our blessings. Not Instagramming them, but reflecting on them.
I'd say that people aren't super-interested in the sex lives of others. I think the over-sharing would be what is making your friends uncomfortable.
Would you be able to turn these comments back to the person saying things? "how is this affecting you? Would it help you to know that I'm perfectly happy as I am?"
I personally don't think "living with covid" is all its cracked up to be.
I may of course be wrong, but I thought those rules were only to apply until we get to 90% double dose? So you might be able to go ahead of you were prepared to risk it.
@cat not quite 80% double dose in Qld and I don't think we will make it to 90%. There are about a million people holding out.
I feel there must be some additional reasons that posts do not get published. I would be interested in knowing what they are please as I abide by each of the above yet often have comments rejected.
@mamamia-user-482898552 sure. I'm not suggesting there is no link. I'm still not certain what @cat is suggesting.
@snorks sorry for being unclear. I mean googling using the opposite position - so we usually use our own bias to search and so confirm our bias. Whereas (for example) if I google the opposite to what I expect "healthy and overweight evidence" a different set of responses will be returned and that helps me look beyond my echo chamber. In this case when I did that I still got very similar results and all of the summaries looked to have the same findings - that on average overweight people are less healthy for the same kinds of reasons. Not that all overweight people are unhealthy or that all ideal weight people are healthy. There's obviously genetics and so on that play a part, but the evidence seems pretty clear.
@snorks I found meta analyses too, collated over decades. I'm still not clear why we wouldn't find one? I even found studies using Google scholar against my personal confirmation bias (fun trick)!
@cat did you leave a word out? I'm not sure precisely what you're suggesting I research
Actually theres no real evidence that weight does play a part in overall health.
What are the morally superior reality TV shows? The entire genre is bankrupt.
@simple simon how what works?
@simple simon if that were my husband I'd be thinking it was pretty relevant.
@cat You totally said that. My bad for not realising the price range considered as affordable.