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  1. A 200 pound person falling 200 feet would be travelling at 71.5 MPH when he dies hits the water, with air resistance taken into account.
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    GP's ?

    You might find it in here Sid: https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html?dup=1#money
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    GP's ?

    There are doctors expressing concern about seriously ill people not being treated by hospitals because of the concentration of resources against the wuhanflu. I guess when the results come in we will see how mant people died of what, but I'm not tended to believe anything these days. Is there a cure for cynicism i wonder?
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    TV ?

    Algy, to be fair to my mate he has since gone practically blind and has therefore got rid of all his (and anybody else's) DVDs and books. In his case he should not have gone to Specsavers as it was them that missed the eye conditions that led to his sight loss.
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    GP's ?

    As I try to avoid the medical profession as much as possible (you don't know where they've been) I couldn't really hazard a guess, although if the gang of medics living in the house at the top of my road are anything to go by, they are partying like there is no tomorrow. All the old moaners discouraged from even phoning the surgery means there is practically no work to do.
  6. The thing is that members of the public are up in arms because they haven't been doing things they wanted to do, not because they weren't permitted by the regulations, but because this is what they thought was the case according to what the media was telling them. I think the government was taken by surprise by the willingness of the British people to shut up shop the way we have. The fact that thousands have felt entitled to go to the beach because the weather has warmed up doesn't seem to alter that perception. I'm perhaps lucky in that it hasn't changed my life too much, the only things missing being no Wolves games and my weekly meet up with my mate in Wigan. I have to comment on the ongoing hypocracy of Starmer who, in his speech in January after becoming Labour leader, praised himself for never ever sacking a member of his staff for making a mistake. Now the same guy is saying that Boris should sack Cummings for "making a mistake". These people forget that everything they say is recorded for posterity and yet think they are the clever ones.
  7. The opposition parties are terrified of DC aren't they? They are saying he should have stayed in London and put his 4 year old in the tender care of Islington Social Services. Really? No parent with any sense would do that..
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    TV ?

    I bought the box-set of Brass a couple of years ago and binge-watched it. Brilliant acting by Timothy West and the rest. I lent it to a mate of mine and haven't seen it since.
  9. Spot on Obs. I don't think I've ever seen such hysterical hypocrites as the media and opposition MPs. This evening the BBC local news had this non story as their main item after extensive coverage of the same thing on the main part of the BBCNHS news "service". Sky news dispatched a reporter from London to travel up to Durham to see if she could dig up some more dirt. I watched DC's press conference this afternoon where he laid out in full his movements at the time and the reasoning behind them. From my perspective everything he did was within the guidelines laid down in the legislation, but the press couldn't help themselves, demanding at least an apology (for what? An apology to someone who hadn't been able to see a parent in hospital who had died apparently!) It's all being blown up out of all proportion in an effort to destabilise a government which is obviously doing it's best to cope with an unprecedented course of events. Shame on them, and shame on all those members of the public, out sunning themselves in public, who were asked for their opinions by the MSM and denounced Cummings. Especially shame on those members of the press who pounced on him outside of his house while ignoring any semblance of social distancing themselves.
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    TV ?

    I stopped watching Corrie 10 years ago, probably because the humour had gone out of it somewhat. But I don't think I could watch old ones again for some reason. My late wife was a Corrie junkie in that she would religiously watch every episode and record it to watch the next morning. Plus she always watched the omnibus editions at the weekend ๐Ÿคฃ.
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    TV ?

    Comedy on British TV was always great (if a little camp - ooooerrr missus!) until PC came along and you weren't allowed to laugh - at anything really. We have become a really boring country sadly ๐Ÿ˜”.
  12. I can only see one person moaning on this thread to be honest ๐Ÿ˜‰.
  13. Used to be a decent paper, now it's as bad as the rest ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„. Warrington Worldwide for the best news eh Gary? ๐Ÿ˜‰
  14. I get what you're saying Con, it's a case of statistics can be made to say whatever you want if they are manipulated properly ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
  15. I don't know where you're getting your information from Obs. According to Worldometers.info Sweden has 384 deaths per million population, well behind Spain, Italy, Belgium, France and the UK. I think we need to wait until the pandemic has finished and all the numbers collated before judging who used the correct strategy. Incidentally, who do you consider sceptics? People who are for or against lockdown, for or against herd immunity, for or against Boris?
  16. Does this mean if I go overdrawn the bank will pay me? No, thought not ๐Ÿค”
  17. What Con says, plus when we had nationalised industries the government ministers weren't held responsible for their failures.
  18. I already covered this Obs. For the entire lifetime of the NHS any attempt by any Minister to try to improve the governance and efficiency has been shouted down as unwarranted interference in the sainted NHS, or worse as an attempt to "sell it to the USA" as if the USA would be so stupid as to buy it. Ultimately the responsibility for the safety, health and well-being of NHS patients lies with the NHS, so in this case you should be asking the NHS why it allowed so many people to die. It does have previous form, for example the deaths on Andy Burnham's watch as Health Minister didn't slow his climb up the greasy pole.
  19. There's no point in blaming the government for the failures of the NHS and PHE, the bodies that are paid to prepare for medical emergencies. You can blame successive governments going right back to the inception of the NHS for not making sure that the NHS was doing its job properly, but of course that would be called "government interference" and whichever minister was nominally "in charge" would be castigated by the opposition and the MSM and accused of politicising the sacred body. Lose lose situation. Now would be the time to put proper measures in place but I dare say the NHS will be seen to be even more untouchable and even more money will be spent employing "diversity managers" and the like. It is crying over spilt milk because, whatever mistakes have been made, those lives are never going to come back.
  20. Are you Kier Starmer's script writer Obs? He seems concentrate on asking questions of why something wasn't done 3 months ago (not really helpful) rather than asking what is being done in the future. As I keep saying we are where we are now, and crying over spilt milk isn't helpful.
  21. Not really Davy, this is why Alexa was created - to make money for the creators. Big sister is watching (well, listening to) you ๐Ÿ‘ฝ.
  22. I wasn't seeing any ads until just recently, but they aren't intrusive or worse than on other sites I visit. Carry on Gary!
  23. If it's the same one I got Obs, they are so amateurish they didn't even mention the name of my bank, just that my debit card had been used to send ยฃ600 abroad. Ignore it.
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