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  1. BREAKING NEWS: Seven dinghies packed with refugees arrived on a beach at Weston-Super-Mare this morning. Government sources said they are being returned to Wales immediately.
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  2. Trump 74 years old, "tested' positive, spent a few days in isolation, never stopped workig and was back to full speed in a week . Valentino Rossi, 40 yr old Moto Grand Prix rider, tested positive last week, feels great but is obeying quarantine and will be racing again this weekend. paul Pogba, mid twenties, tested positive, no health issues, was back playing at full speed after a week. 97% of all covid19 positives recover with only a slight inconvenience. 86 % of all people who have died all had multiple major pre existing major health issues.
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  3. We’re all old grumpies here Obs and we could go on forever saying stuff like that so much so that I think we could probably write a book on it. 😉 But for the sake of debate, I wonder if we could think up anything that might be genuinely beneficial in helping to reduce the virus? I’m sure we all have our own thoughts on how things could be done better so what would anyone like to see??? I’ll start it off with… Anyone deliberately walking past a hand sanitiser should be refused entry. Simple but so many just can’t be bothered. Bill 😊
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  4. I am not predicting doom but trying to help all of us analyse real and relevant LOCAL facts and then act like intelligent individuals. People understand and interpret graphs better than tables of numbers but they don't get to see them. Dead people are not an ongoing risk whatever their age. I don't dwell on that.
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  5. I focus on cases for a good reason and don't focus on deaths. The value in this forum is sharing things with others, the important ability is to share facts because people need to be able to make their own minds up. There are no regular publications of the graph I showed in Warrington. The purpose of showing facts is, in present circumstances, to help people understand risk. If you think people should look after themselves they need an understanding of risk otherwise you are taking a paternalistic position in which to tell them what to do or effectively say they don't matter. Risk to all
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  6. Once again you are obsessed with 'cases'. 98% of 'cases' recover, most with minimal inconvenience. If you feel the need, keep a check on deaths and more importantly on the circumstances of the deaths. If you find thousands of twenty year olds dying, then I'll jump on the panic wagon with you. More hospital facilities for the 2% may be required, that's a physical problem that can be solved with planning - field temporary hospitals if needed, but no reason to throw the world into a hand wringing panic spiral.
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  7. Hi Bill, Hope you're good, good to hear from you. Don't get too close to me, you might catch something. About time this forum was livened up ! Here I am to save it ! This is a virus just like the flu and cold, people are going to catch it, the important thing is what happens if you do catch it. If you're a normal individual and you get the flu, you take normal medications and precautions and you get well. If you are a sick person with multiple medical problems and you get the flu, you will probably end up in hospital and may die. Sound familiar? IT IS NOT THE BUBONIC PL
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  8. While I have every sympathy for the "no child should go hungry" campaigners, I don't think that expecting the government to sort it out is the right way. For a start I refuse to believe that every child in the country is in danger of going hungry so therefore a more targeted response is required, meaning that a local response is the way to go. The government has already given local government extra money to cover this sort of thing. Also local businesses having been stepping up and offering free meals. Central government has shown countless times how hopeless it is at doing anything constructi
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  9. The French pride themselves at being a secular society, which means that any religion is a private matter and has no place in the public space, something I profoundly agree with. Such religious ideas are imo a throwback to ignorant and superstitious times and should have no place or influence in a modern scientific based society. The French should review their open door attitude to immigration, which, as with us, is bringing these head cases into their midst. 😠
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  10. An insult is not an invitation to murder however much you resent the provocation.
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  11. I wonder what the salary is of the person who invented these silly positions? Bill
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  12. Six mince pies in a box ?
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  13. Minor trivial cases could be dealt with by a GPs Nurse, assuming you can get into their surgery. 😷
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  14. I suppose there are pros & cons for face coverings. Last Monday i saw a pensioner have a visor whipped off by the wind & a passer by had to retrieve it from the middle of the road. There's also the tale of the lady who caught Legionnaire's disease from wearing a mask. As for security guards enforcing masks on the wilfully stubborn refuseniks ,i don't think violence on either part is a good idea. Greater emphasis needs to be put on people protecting themselves from the virus than getting upset because some people ,for whatever reason, are not wearing masks/visors.
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  15. Well the solution is simple, just make it the law and that way the idiots would have to think twice before kicking off. At the moment, I suspect there are some who deliberately don't comply. I met one such person while picking up some landscaping materials last week. The the bloke was probably mid thirties and said he'd forgotten his mask. He needed to pay by card but the owner refused to let him in without a mask. The man asked me if I'd take his card in for him, which I may well have done, if he hadn't whispered to me "Masks are a total waste of time because they don't do anything."
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  16. Me too, BUT in a S/Market or Shop, with clearly marked one way systems, you still get idiots walking the wrong way and closing their distance to less than 2 metres. Just thick as pig poo. 😷
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  17. There are several cases of these Neanderthals being told by other members of the public for not wearing masks, who have then suffered an assault. I only tell those idiots that I think I can handle, but in this age of smart phones evidence can be supplied to the Police. 😷
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  18. I’ve heard this argument before Asp and there is some logic behind it however old people are already easily identifiable, their old! So, let’s put that in the silly bin along with the idea of locking them up because that’s just never going to happen. In any case, most of us sensible grumpies do our shopping during the week when there’s not too many other grumpies about so the food shop is a relatively low risk job. I believe if all people were sensible, the majority should be able to carry on with heir lives much as they did before by just sticking to the few simple rules. Unfortunately
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  19. Until the zombie apocalypse begins that is.....🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️
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  20. Hi Stalard. Yes I’m good thanks, a few more aches and pains these days but it’s to be expected. It’s interesting to see how different people have differing takes on the virus with some saying it’s nothing more than a different kind of flu while others as you say class it like the plague. As I see it, nobody’s actually right or wrong because it’s just their opinion of the risk and how it might affect them personally. I have a brother who’s four years older than me. As far as I know he has no serious underlying health issues other than some mobility problems but he’s seriously worried and
    1 point
  21. I remember back in the 50s and 60s, when we were kids, asking Mum and Dad for this and that, and if they couldn't afford it, you got a firm "NO"; which ended the mithering. Now we seem to have moved on to where kids expect anything they desire and a "NO" probably results in tantrums. Seems this expectation persists into adulthood now, so that if a footballer like Rashford starts to clamour for free school meals, you get an immediate bandwagon formed, and it becomes a case of the tail wagging the dog in terms of Governance. Whilst in principle I don't believe any child should go hungry,
    1 point
  22. As I know you realise the calls to do more come from the usual Labour politicians who are playing to their core supporters just to criticise the government. This is their way of showing politically responsible opposition in a national emergency. They just do not know what to do so this is what we get. A lot of people will remember their utterly selfish and unhelpful performance. Rashford is being helped by media figures take a look at order-order.
    1 point
  23. Seems the illegal migrants have found this out, they're now coming over in tankers now ! 😉
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  24. Seems we're still getting "freedom" demos in London, all crowded together with their banners. Police arrested some, but as they are all now breaking the law. why didn't they arrest the lot, pack 'em into a special prison, where they can share the virus among themselves and see if they still insist it's a hoax. 😠 😷
    1 point
  25. What i would like to know is if were to wade in with a cricket bat could i say that i was defending my self against catching the virus? Just a thought like......🏏
    1 point
  26. found these pictures when i was sorting through my files the other day. from my wifes uncle who served on the RMS Laconiaand was transferred to another ship in 1939
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  27. USS Indianapolis - torpedoed on it's way back from Tinian - unlucky.
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  28. Lets hope it doesn't remerge after all this is over
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  29. I hear that you used to be able (pre Corvid) to see all sorts of wildlife on Bridge Street on Friday and Saturday nights.
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  30. Something else you can apparently catch from lavatory seats then.
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  31. Perhaps we should all send a sample to Downing Street to show that we are supporting this initiative 🤔😉
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  32. I think the vast majority of films being made within the last decade, are basically rubbish. Whether it's lack of money or imagination, you can compare re-makes against originals, to see the difference EG: THE 300 Spartans; the original with Egan (?) and Richardson, was a straight forward retelling, with a slight additional love interest; the remake, had absurdly dressed Immortals, with a grotesque representation of the Persian King; and they wonder why kids today don't know their history.
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  33. I could agree more that it is crazy. The law is being misused since it is about protecting health and not preferring one kind of business against another. Tesco, or another large chain, could well take the Welsh Government to judicial review and win. With the English paying the compo of course!
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  34. And how many of these young so-called "covidiots" are actually getting ill, or at least ill enough to require hospitalisation? Does anyone know or is this just more guesswork and conjecture? Meanwhile the Welsh government has banned the sale of non-essential items in supermarkets, going to the extreme of having supermarket shelves of what they deem non-essential items screened off. This is beyond crazy.
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  35. I don't think Churchill had to suffer a Country with four different war strategies, or various Town and Cities arguing over who was suffering most under the bombing. 😷
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  36. I guess they'll be out clapping for the NHS staff again this Winter, but perhaps the applause should go out to ALL those who have kept life (such as it is), ticking over during this pandemic. Bins are still being empted, public transport still running, emergency services still responding etc. But perhaps a special thanks to all those involved in the supply chain that allows us to continue eat and drink, despite dire warnings from the Remoaners about the consequences of a no deal Brexit. Perhaps Boris can summon up a Churchillian "blood, sweat and tears" speech to reinforce the public's b
    1 point
  37. Must be my fetish for watching train videos on Youtube then 🤣.
    1 point
  38. I appreciate that Gary, which is why I put up with the ads!!
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  39. Without the adverts we will be nothing!
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  40. bet that went down well....🤭
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  41. Unfortunately, the Trust Managers and their un-elected, appointed Boards, are a law unto themselves; and like most of our public sector are free to spend on PC political gestures and of course, their salary grades. 😠
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