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The latest 15 comments.

casper1

9 December 2021 @ 4:44 am

My Solar system will turn out to be one of the best ROI’s I ever had on a purchase.

PJJ

8 December 2021 @ 9:13 pm

You have freedom of choice, not freedom from consequences.

beachcomber

8 December 2021 @ 6:37 pm

I considered a long considered reply, but then remembered that those that don’t want to be enlightened, cannot be, no matter the vast science, research and expert input into the subject.

Liyabona

8 December 2021 @ 5:13 pm

Has anybody proven that it was a individual that was not vaccinated that started the spread of the mutation? It had to mutate in someones body, that I can accept. But how do we know it was not the vaccination itself that caused the mutation?

This article’s assumption so clearly shows it’s biase.

Any passport that gets implemented must consider, like it does in the european countries such as Germany, that people who have tested positive for Covid also have immunity against it.

casper1

8 December 2021 @ 4:29 pm

Really Friedielie??
So when can we expect the 3rd Pfizer to help prevent the impending doom???

casper1

8 December 2021 @ 4:23 pm

Well yes — I had best take my business elsewhere then !!

Liyabona

8 December 2021 @ 3:38 pm

I believe in the freedom of choice (And also have some Voortrekkers in my ancestory) I am of the opinion that these employers are not respecting their employees constitutional rights to make decisions regarding their bodies.

Paying for the Antigen test and the N95 mask is really cruelty towards employees. It is like being sent to the headmasters office every week for a hiding.

I now have a handy list of all the companies that I will from now on not be supporting. That is sad as I liked shopping at Dischem.

Luckily Investec’s account was considered and found too expensive 2 years ago, so that has been closed down and is not an issue.

Sensei

8 December 2021 @ 3:13 pm

Antivaxers are not against vaccination per se. They simply don’t want to be told what to do. I am all for the pragmatic approach. We need more individualism and freedom from any government control. Antivaxers are rational people who have weighed all the odds as they perceive it. They looked at the information from their respective frames of reference, graded it for relevance, considered the alternatives, and decided to oppose mandatory vaccinations.

We are a nation of Dwarstrekkers. It is part of our DNA. The same DNA exposes us to covid infection. Our ancestors didn’t want to cooperate with the authorities in their countries of origin in Europe. They moved to South Africa as an act of defiance. Then, again, they showed the middle finger to the British rulers in the Cape moved north under the banner of the Voortrekkers. They did not want to be told what to do. They value their freedom more than they value their lives.

This small and obstinate group of Voortrekkers are the ancestors of the anti-vaxers. Since my ancestors were also Voortrekkers, I did not dare to tell anyone that I secretly went for the vaccination. If things go according to scientific predictions, as I understand it, I will soon be the last remaining descendant of the Dwarstrekkers.

Safrican2

8 December 2021 @ 2:44 pm

You will be able to trade on your bank’s share trade account from tomorrow at the open.

beachcomber

8 December 2021 @ 2:40 pm

90,000 deaths in SA and 5.27million globally, trillions of dollars wiped off economies and people still think that their misguided principles come first?

Sigh …

PJJ

8 December 2021 @ 2:04 pm

You where so close, then you lost it at the end.

Lance Goodthrust

8 December 2021 @ 1:26 pm

Well done Dischem on ensuring people still have a choice.

Marcan

8 December 2021 @ 12:04 pm

Who cares actually still about boiler leaks at outdated, dilapidated coal fired power stations ?
Eskom generation, especially it’s coal fired must just die ASAP. All should be private.

beachcomber

8 December 2021 @ 11:18 am

If this follows previous viral outbreaks we may be seeing a weakening of the strain and it eventually becoming another seasonal ‘flu. So as long as more people get vaccinated to avoid deaths, I’m optimistic with this progression.
https://www.news18.com/news/world/not-many-places-left-for-covid-to-mutate-will-get-weaker-with-time-uk-vaccine-creator-4238675.html

casper1

8 December 2021 @ 11:02 am

Rerig!!
Exactly how many people have died worldwide from this Omicron variant???
Is it not correct that the answer is nobody ???
If the answer is wrong please provide details !!!

The top voted comments of the past 7 days.
  1. casper1

    8 December 2021 @ 5:58 am
  2. Not surprising news.
    All infrastructure gifted to them in 1994 are being run into the ground.
    Railways, hospitals, roads, water and sewage systems — EVERYTHING.
    Terrorists can only destroy – not build or maintain.

  3. Sensei

    4 December 2021 @ 7:53 am
  4. The social instability barometer and the unemployment rate is one and the same indicator. The unemployment rate is merely a barometer for the impact of socialist redistributive policies. We have the most socialist government on earth, with the most damaging redistributive agenda. Therefore, we have the highest unemployment levels on earth. The unemployment rate simply shows the extent to which the government infringes on property rights.

    At some stage, the unemployed masses will overthrow the government, they just need a spark. Like with the Arab Spring, that spark will be rising food prices. The price of wheat has risen by 25% and the price of sunflower seeds doubled over the last 18 months. The social grant did not rise to the same extent. The unemployment rate has not reached its top yet. Something has to give. The Zuma riots were merely a trial run for what lies ahead.

    The economic policies of the ANC government are the main drivers of the unemployment catastrophe. It is clear that those who are fortunate to have a job, occupy a privileged position, reserved only for the elite. The Tripartite Alliance with the labour laws that enabled unions to ambush employers with militant and extortive wage demands, created a huge barrier to entry into the jobs market. Luthuli House is the African version of the Bastille, a few months before the French Revolution.

    Most job seekers, even those with university degrees, cannot clear the hurdles that the Tripartite Alliance has put across their way in the jobs market.

    It is not the task of the private sector to create jobs. The profit motive incentivizes entrepreneurs to serve consumers. Only consumer action can create jobs. If consumers fail to send a signal via the profit motive to entrepreneurs, then that entrepreneur won’t employ anybody. The ANC continually smothers the profit motive under layers of taxes.

    The ANC destroys the profit margin for entrepreneurs with BEE regulations, local beneficiation requirements, redistributive municipal rates and taxes, exorbitant wage demands, unaffordable and unreliable electricity, lockdown measures, cadre deployment, inefficient and negligent government monopolies, the Mining Charter, the expropriation debate, security of tenure laws, the high income tax regime, CGT, estate duties, the fuel levy, decaying infrastructure, bankrupt municipalities and imploding services, etc.

    The socialist and communist mindset of the ANC sees the profit margin, which is the ultimate job creator in any economy, as their enemy. They constantly kill the profit motive with various taxes, regulations, red tape, laws and actions. The ANC redistributive mindset has now successfully redistributed the jobs market.

    The ANC kills jobs and the corpses are scattered across the land.

  5. casper1

    4 December 2021 @ 5:14 am
  6. “Despite passionate effort, we only created eight million jobs since 1994”

    I am sure this depends on the point of view of the interpreter of the efforts.

    My interpretation is that the only passionate endeavor of the time period was for the new ruling cabal to steal as much as possible and to enrich only themselves and cadres.

    The othet thing the ANC has done quite successfully is to put up so many barriers to investment and employment in this country that it is a wonder that any business still exist.

    The message is we are open for business and investment.
    Only give us ownership 30% of your company and we will tell you who you may have on your board and from which suppliers you can buy.
    Oh yes and you cannot employ white people or fire anyone !!

  7. casper1

    6 December 2021 @ 4:51 pm
  8. And exactly how many people in SA have died from the Omicron variant so far Mr President???

    Can it be that there have been ZERO attributable deaths so far ??????
    None reported to date !!!!

    Or is the low overall death rate an inconvenient truth to stop you form imposing lockdowns???

  9. casper1

    3 December 2021 @ 4:53 am
  10. Sars has absolutely NO interest in trying to understand how anyone lives or work.
    They are just lazer focused on beating every rand they can from the working population to feed the cadre looting spree!!!

  11. Sensei

    7 December 2021 @ 3:41 pm
  12. What is the aim of this exercise? Is this just another part of the stupid socialist agenda where immature, unaccountable, and irresponsible collectivist parasites abuse their legislative powers to plunder other people’s property as part of an effort to consume the means of production, or is this another effort by con artist career politicians to sell snake oil to ignorant voters? The implications are the same. Their actions will lead to economic contraction, rising unemployment, and hunger.

    In all instances of legalized plunder, where governments infringe on property rights, they always blame the victims of plunder, never the perpetrators. They blame the employer, the farmer, the food manufacturer, the taxpayer, the retailer, the doctor, the accountant, the secretary, the teacher, and all other capitalists who work to accumulate savings by serving society as a whole.

    Property changes hands all the time. The people at the Deeds Office are very busy. There is an abundance of property available for redistribution through the time-tested market mechanism of supply and demand. This efficient, positive, mutually beneficial, fair, and just process channels property to those who serve society and avoids those who sponge on society.

    This, however, doesn’t satisfy the selfish agenda of the socialists.
    Where a common burglar uses a crowbar, the socialist parasite uses the law.

    The aggressor blames his defenseless victim and accuses him of “exploitation”, “hoarding”, “selfish greed” and elitism, while in reality, nobody can accumulate property without first providing a value-adding service to society. Under a system of rule of law, a property is a reward for serving consumers well. Under a system of socialism, wealth is a reward for stealing from society. The evidence before the Zondo Commission proves this point.

    Property owners have to use that property for the benefit of consumers, otherwise, they will lose it in no time. The moment the farmer and factory owner stops to serve consumers in the most productive manner, they will lose their property through liquidation. Even the person who does not own property reaps enormous benefits from the sanctity of property rights. The livelihood of the person who does not own property depends on those who do. The Zimbabwe and Venezuela experiments show this clearly.

    In the capitalist system, the property owner is a slave to the consumer. In the socialist system, the consumer is a slave to the government and the privileged political elite.

    Expropriation, with or without compensation, will destroy the basis of economic activity, remove individual freedom, cause rising unemployment, rising hunger, as well as civil unrest.

    “The system of private property is the most important guaranty of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not.” – Friedrich August von Hayek

  13. Sensei

    3 December 2021 @ 9:02 am
  14. “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.”
    ― Frederick Bastiat

  15. casper1

    7 December 2021 @ 8:34 am
  16. Presidents do not build cities.
    I cannot think of one city that a president built in a free market economy.
    President should stick to what he does best – Talking rubbish

  17. casper1

    7 December 2021 @ 3:10 pm
  18. These people are playing with fire in the destruction of the very basic fabric of our society !!!
    I forlornly hope that they realise the gravity of their proposals.

  19. casper1

    3 December 2021 @ 7:08 pm
  20. Certificates for sale!!
    Specials for UJ and other students!!

    R100 only !!!

    Choose between a vaccination or BCom certificate.

    Speedy Service guaranteed.

  21. casper1

    2 December 2021 @ 6:18 pm
  22. Ok so again:

    1. You have to be fully vaccinated and it will prevent Covid.
    2. But you still have to wear a mask so as not to get Covid.

    OK I understand that so far Now :

    3. You have to get a PCR test even if you are vaccinated — Why?
    4. You can still get Covid even if you are vaccinated. Wow !! Is this not a contradiction of item 1?
    5. You can still spread Covid even if you are vaccinated — WOW !!
    6 They want to give a Covid Passport and limit people from going to places or working unless they are in possession of the passport –

    Now if you can still get and spread Covid — WHAT is the point ???

    If Herd immunity also a myth ???????????????

  23. Liyabona

    8 December 2021 @ 3:38 pm
  24. I believe in the freedom of choice (And also have some Voortrekkers in my ancestory) I am of the opinion that these employers are not respecting their employees constitutional rights to make decisions regarding their bodies.

    Paying for the Antigen test and the N95 mask is really cruelty towards employees. It is like being sent to the headmasters office every week for a hiding.

    I now have a handy list of all the companies that I will from now on not be supporting. That is sad as I liked shopping at Dischem.

    Luckily Investec’s account was considered and found too expensive 2 years ago, so that has been closed down and is not an issue.

  25. casper1

    8 December 2021 @ 4:23 pm
  26. Well yes — I had best take my business elsewhere then !!

  27. Sensei

    8 December 2021 @ 3:13 pm
  28. Antivaxers are not against vaccination per se. They simply don’t want to be told what to do. I am all for the pragmatic approach. We need more individualism and freedom from any government control. Antivaxers are rational people who have weighed all the odds as they perceive it. They looked at the information from their respective frames of reference, graded it for relevance, considered the alternatives, and decided to oppose mandatory vaccinations.

    We are a nation of Dwarstrekkers. It is part of our DNA. The same DNA exposes us to covid infection. Our ancestors didn’t want to cooperate with the authorities in their countries of origin in Europe. They moved to South Africa as an act of defiance. Then, again, they showed the middle finger to the British rulers in the Cape moved north under the banner of the Voortrekkers. They did not want to be told what to do. They value their freedom more than they value their lives.

    This small and obstinate group of Voortrekkers are the ancestors of the anti-vaxers. Since my ancestors were also Voortrekkers, I did not dare to tell anyone that I secretly went for the vaccination. If things go according to scientific predictions, as I understand it, I will soon be the last remaining descendant of the Dwarstrekkers.

  29. beachcomber

    8 December 2021 @ 2:40 pm
  30. 90,000 deaths in SA and 5.27million globally, trillions of dollars wiped off economies and people still think that their misguided principles come first?

    Sigh …

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