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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by dodge -
Haircuts are taking longer.  Mine seemed to take ages - hair was the longest it had been for about 35 years.

We must have done the same thing Elwood - hairdresser checked, cafe didn't, in spite of sign saying they would, although they do know who I am - didn't have to worry about ordering even after lockdown, they still remembered what I have.

It is the un-policeable rule.

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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
Wife took her dad and our 4 year old out to a cafe this morning. Her dad was rejected because he isn't double jabbed yet, he gets his second shot tomorrow.
The young lady who rejected them copped an earful, not from my wife or her father who was embarrassed but my son who was promised a milk shake.
Went to get a haircut where they were vigilant with wanting vax certificate but then went to a cafe with my wife for lunch and they didnt bother checking at all even though they had a sign up saying no vax no service.
I volunteered my check in certificate and they had zero interest, Reject shop didnt even have anyone on the entrance, people just strolling straight through. Cant see this vax cert/passport requirement holding up for very long, staff just cant be bothered...
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by LP -
While MBBs partner was a victim of circumstance not everyone out and about at the moment is acting innocently.

There are some horror stories coming out of various outer metro regions from last weekend relating the abhorrent behaviour of antivaxxers targeting small businesses. I feel genuinely sorry for the small business owners, they have every right to make a living and they are also free to choose compliance or non-compliance with the law, when they choose to comply they should not have to put up with cockheads roaming around lighting fires!

Several small café owners have also been targeted with vandalism for complying with the current laws.

Of course this is why vigilantism is illegal, no matter what side of the debate it exists on it will nearly always hurt the innocent! I also fear there is a rising intolerance that might see some very bad outcomes.

I also find it ironic that the staunch anti-vaxers aren't out targeting and closing some big venue like a popular pub full of punters, instead they seem to always target Ma and Pa type businesses, it's gutless and exposes the protestors as the parasites that they are!
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by PaulP -
4 year olds aren't the easiest to deal with when they lose it, and trying to teach them anything can sometimes feel like a waste of time, but hopefully it was explained to him that the young lady was trying to do the right thing, and I assume he was offered a takeaway milkshake, which is not a bad consolation prize.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by madbluboy -
Wife took her dad and our 4 year old out to a cafe this morning. Her dad was rejected because he isn't double jabbed yet, he gets his second shot tomorrow.
The young lady who rejected them copped an earful, not from my wife or her father who was embarrassed but my son who was promised a milk shake.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Movie thread...
Last post by LP -
My very first question when hearing of this tragedy was 'how the hell did a live round get onto a movie set?'
It doesn't need live rounds on set to kill someone, it can be a Brandon Lee type scenario.

In Lee's case they used dummy shells c/w projectile but no charge for a close up filming of the handgun being loaded, but when they swapped out the dummy rounds for blanks nobody noticed one of the projectiles had come off the shell and was lodged in the barrel. When they fired the blanks at the actor the round left lodged in the barrel killed him!

I believe people have also been killed by the wadding used in some blanks, but this can't be the case given the round went right through the victim and hit the director standing behind.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Movie thread...
Last post by Baggers -
How on earth does a live round find its way on to a movie set and in to a firearm that has been checked by the armourer?  There is no way that anyone with very basic firearms training could mistake a live round for a blank.

There are protocols for firing weapons loaded with blanks in the direction of folk on or off movie sets.  We were permitted to aim rifles and machine guns loaded with blanks directly at the "enemy" provided they were 10m or more away.

That is a ridiculous statement.  Firearms are routinely discharged on the sets of many movies, and most Hollywood movies.

Baldwin must be devastated but the information released indicates that he was told the firearm was safe.  If anything affects his career, it will be the psychological impact of accidentally taking a life.



Well said, David. Naturally as part of my military training (RAN) we were tirelessly drilled on firearms safety - it was a major part of our training. A 'live' round looks very different to a 'blank' round. Totally different. Only Mr Magoo couldn't tell the difference. My very first question when hearing of this tragedy was 'how the hell did a live round get onto a movie set?'

It was drilled into us even when using blanks, as you rightly pointed out, that the only safe distance was at least 10 yards (in those days)... preferably much further. AND, every firearm after use MUST be cleaned to ensure to ensure a pristine barrel (the infamous 'pull through'). The 3 weapons I personally became pretty proficient with were the Browning 9mm pistol, SLR17 long barrell and even the 50 cal machine gun (a beast of a weapon)... love how Sly Stallone could carry and fire one of those on his own - pure fantasy.

Naturally we all feel for Halyna's loved ones, colleagues and friends... but also Alec Baldwin. He trusted the professionals around him and was tragically let down. The fact he has spent time with Halyna's loved ones shows class and deep remorse.