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2021-10-09 8:27:59 AM  
You'd think the Islamic bombing/terrorism would have accomplished this much sooner.
 
2021-10-09 8:30:48 AM  
"Tourism usually accounts for 60% of Bali's economy, and the border closure has cost thousands of hospitality workers their jobs."

We!l, there's your priblem.
 
2021-10-09 8:31:25 AM  

HomoHabilis: You'd think the Islamic bombing/terrorism would have accomplished this much sooner.


Tourists don't care, take New Orleans after the hurricane and flooding
 
2021-10-09 8:33:35 AM  

HomoHabilis: You'd think the Islamic bombing/terrorism would have accomplished this much sooner.


Yeah like it cleared out NYC after 2001, right?
 
2021-10-09 8:33:37 AM  
/the earth is healing
//we are the real virus
///definitely not me though, I'm still cool
 
2021-10-09 8:35:09 AM  
That's really going to hurt their school, Bali High.
 
2021-10-09 8:35:20 AM  
Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.
 
2021-10-09 8:47:22 AM  

HomoHabilis: You'd think the Islamic bombing/terrorism would have accomplished this much sooner.


I was there some years ago, and one of our tour guides said after a bombing tourism dried up and everyone had to go work in the rice fields to avoid starving. The people are very protective of tourists now. Also the people who live on Bali are not Muslim, they are Hindu I think, which is why beaches can be a thing.
 
2021-10-09 8:49:55 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.


Yeah, but once you are out you can be king of Bali.
 
2021-10-09 8:52:26 AM  
Fantastic tune:
Fourplay - Bali Run
Youtube OiyNy5irPYY
 
2021-10-09 8:52:49 AM  
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Overgrown indeed
 
2021-10-09 8:54:21 AM  

FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed


Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.
 
2021-10-09 9:01:29 AM  

Bslim: "Tourism usually accounts for 60% of Bali's economy, and the border closure has cost thousands of hospitality workers their jobs."

We!l, there's your priblem.


Well, that's true of most tourism spots.  In Bermuda, it's required that everyone have a primary job, unrelated to tourism.  We had waiters that worked in banking, so many hours a week, and then come to their tourism job.  People worked about 43 hours a week, but since everyone did it, no one thought it overly taxing.  And because of their location, they imported everything, with just little family gardens for their version of agriculture.  In other islands around the Caribbean, large agriculture forces most little farmers out and then exports their crops, like coffee, sugar, etc.  It's becoming the norm in Florida, as well.  Tourism drives everything, and it's why DeSantis is not ever backing down from his anti-mask and anti-vaxx stance.  If he were to actually stop the spread with science backed solutions, the hospitals and residents of FL might recover, but the tax base isn't funded by them.
 
2021-10-09 9:04:26 AM  
Where's Bing and Bob when you need them?
 
2021-10-09 9:04:47 AM  
Quite a lot of the junk in those photos looks older than the pandemic.
Though, parts may have been a shiathole to start with i guess.
 
2021-10-09 9:13:21 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: That's really going to hurt their school, Bali High.


Go away.
 
2021-10-09 9:18:57 AM  
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2021-10-09 9:23:02 AM  
 
2021-10-09 9:27:17 AM  
A set of acrylics costs 3x an hour massage?
 
2021-10-09 9:27:36 AM  
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2021-10-09 9:32:54 AM  
Happening in Hawaii too!

When 80% of your incoming $$$ comes from howlies, it's lights out for hotels, waiters, and surf instructors!

Time for more illegal grows in the odd corners of the islands!
 
2021-10-09 9:35:53 AM  

Swampmaster: Happening in Hawaii too!

When 80% of your incoming $$$ comes from howlies, it's lights out for hotels, waiters, and surf instructors!

Time for more illegal grows in the odd corners of the islands!


Haole, please.
 
2021-10-09 9:42:54 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.


Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.
 
2021-10-09 9:45:03 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.


I honestly thought it was some Indians Jones ride.
Seems too...stylized(?) to be real.
 
2021-10-09 9:46:49 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: That's really going to hurt their school, Bali High.


And their damn weather alert system is a phone chain.  So Bali High may call you, any night any day.
 
2021-10-09 9:46:52 AM  

jtown: Swampmaster: Happening in Hawaii too!

When 80% of your incoming $$$ comes from howlies, it's lights out for hotels, waiters, and surf instructors!

Time for more illegal grows in the odd corners of the islands!

Haole, please.


Howlie:

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2021-10-09 9:48:48 AM  

cherryl taggart: Bslim: "Tourism usually accounts for 60% of Bali's economy, and the border closure has cost thousands of hospitality workers their jobs."

We!l, there's your priblem.

Well, that's true of most tourism spots.  In Bermuda, it's required that everyone have a primary job, unrelated to tourism.  We had waiters that worked in banking, so many hours a week, and then come to their tourism job.  People worked about 43 hours a week, but since everyone did it, no one thought it overly taxing.  And because of their location, they imported everything, with just little family gardens for their version of agriculture.  In other islands around the Caribbean, large agriculture forces most little farmers out and then exports their crops, like coffee, sugar, etc.  It's becoming the norm in Florida, as well.  Tourism drives everything, and it's why DeSantis is not ever backing down from his anti-mask and anti-vaxx stance.  If he were to actually stop the spread with science backed solutions, the hospitals and residents of FL might recover, but the tax base isn't funded by them.


Forty-three hours a week is not overly taxing, unless you're excessively lazy like the French.

If my employer said to me "You're going to have to work an extra 36 minutes a day, but we're going to increase your salary by an extra 7.5% to compensate", I would certainly *NOT* have any problem with that.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-10-09 9:50:33 AM  

Kitty2.0: https://www.history.com/shows/life-af​t​er-people

I found the above fascinating.


There are a bunch of full episodes of the show posted on teh yew-toobs.

One problem with the show, they spend an awful lot of time before each commercial break teasing what will be on the show in the following segments, and then on return from commercial, summarizing what was already said in the previous segments.  an hour-long show would probably be more like twenty to thirty minutes if they'd just get on with it.  When there are actual commercials then the effect isn't quite so noticeable, but uploaded like these are without them it's almost painful to watch.
 
2021-10-09 9:51:41 AM  
Just like my backyard.
I have grown to hate people over the last year.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-10-09 9:54:49 AM  

Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.


If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.
 
2021-10-09 9:56:06 AM  

TWX: Kitty2.0: https://www.history.com/shows/life-aft​er-people

I found the above fascinating.

There are a bunch of full episodes of the show posted on teh yew-toobs.

One problem with the show, they spend an awful lot of time before each commercial break teasing what will be on the show in the following segments, and then on return from commercial, summarizing what was already said in the previous segments.  an hour-long show would probably be more like twenty to thirty minutes if they'd just get on with it.  When there are actual commercials then the effect isn't quite so noticeable, but uploaded like these are without them it's almost painful to watch.


I can see that. Most shows on History Channel seem to follow the same pattern. You have to allow for how old the series is and the type of programming that was popular. Predates smart phones by one year, I think.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-10-09 9:56:20 AM  

solokumba: Just like my backyard.
I have grown to hate people over the last year.


I already didn't really care for most people.

/has had a yard service most of the time
//because even if they are plaguerats they're only outside
///and because having a nice yard has meant isolation at home is more pleasant
 
2021-10-09 9:56:35 AM  

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Do all women in Bali think they are in that Seinfeld episode?
 
2021-10-09 10:06:32 AM  

Meatsim1: /the earth is healing
//we are the real virus
///definitely not me though, I'm still cool


That got me thinking, what's body temperature of viruses?
/viri?
//and there do you shove thermometer?
 
2021-10-09 10:16:13 AM  

Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.

I honestly thought it was some Indians Jones ride.
Seems too...stylized(?) to be real.


Our masjids seem to never have queue rope. Probably because if you've seen three bare walls and one with Arabic calligraphy on it around the mihrab, you've seen them all!
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-10-09 10:25:06 AM  

Kitty2.0: TWX: Kitty2.0: https://www.history.com/shows/life-aft​er-people

I found the above fascinating.

There are a bunch of full episodes of the show posted on teh yew-toobs.

One problem with the show, they spend an awful lot of time before each commercial break teasing what will be on the show in the following segments, and then on return from commercial, summarizing what was already said in the previous segments.  an hour-long show would probably be more like twenty to thirty minutes if they'd just get on with it.  When there are actual commercials then the effect isn't quite so noticeable, but uploaded like these are without them it's almost painful to watch.

I can see that. Most shows on History Channel seem to follow the same pattern. You have to allow for how old the series is and the type of programming that was popular. Predates smart phones by one year, I think.


It also reduced the CGI costs, they only needed 20 minutes of actual expensive-to-generate (for the time) CGI to fill an hour show.  Cut-in a few clips from interviews with experts, and just replay the same collapse of the Chrysler Building a dozen times.

/that was the episode most recently watched, what would happen to NYC basically
 
2021-10-09 10:55:52 AM  

TWX: Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.

If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.


Sounds like jail might be more comfortable!

Speaking of which, AZ threw me in 'jail' for a night recently - two separate nights actually. With no vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic, after being on what is essentially house arrest for two years.

Don't come to Arizona, I'm leaving the state and taking my income with me. Won't support a regime like that.
 
2021-10-09 11:01:32 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.


Nobody tell Johnny Edge here about the lines to tour Notre Dame, the Sistine Chapel, and the great Pyramid.
 
2021-10-09 11:03:33 AM  
Looks like Galt's Gulch.  What happens when the titans of industry lose their landscaper and maintenance employees.
 
2021-10-09 11:10:16 AM  

fargin a: TWX: Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.

If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.

Sounds like jail might be more comfortable!

Speaking of which, AZ threw me in 'jail' for a night recently - two separate nights actually. With no vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic, after being on what is essentially house arrest for two years.

Don't come to Arizona, I'm leaving the state and taking my income with me. Won't support a regime like that.


You could stop getting thrown in jail. I mean, it's an option.
 
2021-10-09 11:20:44 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.

I honestly thought it was some Indians Jones ride.
Seems too...stylized(?) to be real.

Our masjids seem to never have queue rope. Probably because if you've seen three bare walls and one with Arabic calligraphy on it around the mihrab, you've seen them all!


You need to go to the larger mosques, bro.
 
2021-10-09 11:25:04 AM  

Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.

I honestly thought it was some Indians Jones ride.
Seems too...stylized(?) to be real.

Our masjids seem to never have queue rope. Probably because if you've seen three bare walls and one with Arabic calligraphy on it around the mihrab, you've seen them all!

You need to go to the larger mosques, bro.


Sorry, hit post by mistake (and at least this time I got a complete sentence).

Since the time of the second Caliphate there have been discussions about decorating Mosques, and he let them be.
If you ever get the chance, travel to Muslim countries and see the mosques. Many are just architectural works of art.

And speaking of tourist lines, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul:
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/GIS "beautiful mosque and see what comes up
//can also do that by country
///or time period
 
2021-10-09 11:47:09 AM  
... and this is your Bali on socialism.
 
2021-10-09 12:05:33 PM  

Resident Muslim: Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.

I honestly thought it was some Indians Jones ride.
Seems too...stylized(?) to be real.

Our masjids seem to never have queue rope. Probably because if you've seen three bare walls and one with Arabic calligraphy on it around the mihrab, you've seen them all!

You need to go to the larger mosques, bro.

Sorry, hit post by mistake (and at least this time I got a complete sentence).

Since the time of the second Caliphate there have been discussions about decorating Mosques, and he let them be.
If you ever get the chance, travel to Muslim countries and see the mosques. Many are just architectural works of art.

And speaking of tourist lines, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul:
[c8.alamy.com image 850x696]

/GIS "beautiful mosque and see what comes up
//can also do that by country
///or time period


If I ever get money, I'll try out the tourist trap masjids, probably do salah in them too and not just look at the pretty art. Though at least that line in the picture doesn't have queue ropes (at least not on the outside) that make it look like you're waiting for your turn for a rollercoaster ride! I've been to the biggest Manhattan masjid and it's not much to talk about, looks nice but just a carpet in the huge musullah upstairs and a slightly smaller one in the basement for non-Jummah/Ramadan/Eid prayers.
 
2021-10-09 12:46:50 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: FarkaDark: [tripsavvy.com image 850x566]
Overgrown indeed

Fun, a tourist queue line for a sacred temple.


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Sacred Disney Temple.


Indiana Jones ride entrance
 
2021-10-09 12:53:33 PM  

Swampmaster: Happening in Hawaii too!

When 80% of your incoming $$$ comes from howlies, it's lights out for hotels, waiters, and surf instructors!

Time for more illegal grows in the odd corners of the islands!


I went to Maui for a couple weeks in late June, and from the time I got there to the time I left, the number of other tourists doubled. It was mobbed by July 1st.

I grew up in a tourist location and I sympathized with the locals. People are idiots. My wife is Asian, and some red neck from central Florida asked "Are you a native? Do you work here?".

Anyway, the more grow ops the better.
 
2021-10-09 3:05:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: fargin a: TWX: Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.

If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.

Sounds like jail might be more comfortable!

Speaking of which, AZ threw me in 'jail' for a night recently - two separate nights actually. With no vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic, after being on what is essentially house arrest for two years.

Don't come to Arizona, I'm leaving the state and taking my income with me. Won't support a regime like that.

You could stop getting thrown in jail. I mean, it's an option.


Yeah, I'm a dangerous criminal
 
2021-10-09 6:24:02 PM  

fargin a: Gyrfalcon: fargin a: TWX: Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.

If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.

Sounds like jail might be more comfortable!

Speaking of which, AZ threw me in 'jail' for a night recently - two separate nights actually. With no vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic, after being on what is essentially house arrest for two years.

Don't come to Arizona, I'm leaving the state and taking my income with me. Won't support a regime like that.

You could stop getting thrown in jail. I mean, it's an option.

Yeah, I'm a dangerous criminal


Obviously. When do you get deported to Sweden?
 
2021-10-09 9:39:50 PM  

fargin a: Gyrfalcon: fargin a: TWX: Resident Muslim: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Visitors must undergo eight days of quarantine at a hotel, with the expenses to be borne by the travellers themselves.

I understand the government requiring this, but it's not going to attract tourists.

Quarantined in the hotel? Or the hotel room?
That can be a HUGE difference while staying at a resort.

If Bali's restrictions are like Australia's for when even Aussie nationals return home, it's in the rented suite, not having the run of the facility.  One is only supposed to open the door to place items to be disposed of out into the hall or to bring in that which is dropped off, like food or supplies.

Suffice it to say, if you can't afford a really, REALLY nice oversized suite then you may end up cabin-feverish pretty quickly.

Sounds like jail might be more comfortable!

Speaking of which, AZ threw me in 'jail' for a night recently - two separate nights actually. With no vaccine, in the middle of a pandemic, after being on what is essentially house arrest for two years.

Don't come to Arizona, I'm leaving the state and taking my income with me. Won't support a regime like that.

You could stop getting thrown in jail. I mean, it's an option.

Yeah, I'm a dangerous criminal


Well, we know you're at least half right.
 
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