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  1. I am an inactive person as regards exercise, however i do climb up and down my stairs at least once an hour during my waking hours. I once worked out that over my lifetime,so far, i have climbed the equivalent of one and a half Everests. Somebody bought me one of those fitbit watches to monitor my exercise. i was so inactive it made a call to the undertakers....⚰️
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  2. I found the main moan amusing, as only the grumpies have had it and thus will get the passport; so the idea of requiring a passport for the newly opened pubs will exclude all the youngsters - shame. 😷
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  3. It might help if they took all the emotion out of this, and concentrated a bonus payment specifically on those staff involved directly in the line of fire of covid; such as the ICU and Covid ward staff, ambulance staff etc. Ignoring of course all the non-clinical add-ons, such as diversity development officers, and of course GPs. 😷
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  4. The NHS is still advertising for diversity support officers on £50,000+. If there's so much money available in the organisation why don't they stop creating non-jobs and use it to pay the actual workers?
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  5. Maybe a new covid variant that likes a drink ? 😉 😷
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  6. Nice one Davy. Laughed so much it made my sides hake. Bill 😊
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  7. Well I’m only glad that you’re not in charge of organising the vaccine roll out Obs because you seem more concerned about fairness and looking for cheating rather than all hands to the pumps to get the job done quickly. Nothing in life is perfect but the fact that we’re well ahead of most other countries should tell you we’re doing things right. I normally tell people to put a bit more water in their drinks when they talk nonsense but in your case a bit more whiskey is my advice and make sure it’s as Asp recommends, more than half full. 😊 Bill 😊
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  8. My understanding is that they think it was a kit handed out by a council canvasser - it was not a PCR test apparently. The user posted it back thinking the council knew who they had given the test to, the user was wrong. They do not actually know this person was on any flight but will have been asymptomatic to have been given the Lateral Flow kit. Hence the concern. It doesn't sound like they put serial numbers on the kits does it? The user may not be trying to hide but thought they were asymptomatic and still do since nobody told them otherwise, they may not be too bright either. We have to h
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  9. Perhaps the latest SNP bid for the UK exit door will flounder after these revelations.
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  10. It was the other way around for me. I got a call from the surgery, had the jab the following morning and received a letter from the NHS the day after. Better this way than relying on one single source that could be delayed for whatever reason. Bill
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  11. I've just had a phone call from the National Crime Agency. It was a recorded message telling me that my NI number has been used in criminal activity and that I have a limited time to press "1" and speak to them before my NI number is cancelled and I'm arrested!!! I haven't pressed "1", I've packed a small bag and am waiting for the police to turn up to arrest me 🤣. The number used was my mobile phone number with the last 4 digits changed, which sort of gave me a clue that it may not have been a legitimate call even before I answered it 🤔🤣
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  12. I suppose it all depends on which experts you listen too. pre-schooll children have a low infection rate. 5-12 year olds have a lot higher infection rate,comparable with adults but symptoms are said to be mild in comparison and 19-24 year olds have the highest infection rate. according to some "experts" but they do not say which particular variant has been detected. The problem that worries some is not that the children can catch the infection more readily, but who they then subsequently pass it onto once they are infected. "oh it's just a bit of a cold" and three weeks later g
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  13. get a good old fashioned double cylinder foot pump. puts air in your tyre any where and gives your legs some exercise as well....... Bill i now you were offering me a phone and i may yet take up your offer. I will have to see what my schedule is for the next few weeks.half the time i need to check my phone just to see what day it is. (usually groundhog day)....🤣
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  14. I think the doctors surgeries are probably more secure then Der Bunker.
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  15. Gave up on flying when the security queues started at Manny Airport.
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  16. John Prescott has had his Covid vaccination but, John being John, he insisted on having two jabs 🤣.
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  17. It really is impressive the way that the work on vaccines has been going on quietly in the background. It restores some faith in the "Science".
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  18. A pair of spoilt brats, seeking publicity, then moaning when it doesn't suit them. 😠
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  19. In all honesty though ,these emerging variants are similar to the common cold virus which can provide any one of us with 3 or 4 colds a year ,from a sniffle to a full blown assault on our immune systems. There will be so many more variants emerging in the future that it will be impractical to isolate in every case & the whole policy of isolation will fizzle out as humanity begins to deal with the virus.
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  20. The former Mayors Charity Champion has come out of retirement to help me in my Green Campaign. He's having trouble understanding the strict rules of adverts and as a consequence id facing a banning order by Facebook chiefs and can't understand why? Can anyone help him? (2) Hashtag Teddy George | Facebook
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  21. They could start with with making legal aid available to proven UK citizens; which would hit the pockets of the HR lawyers and save the tax-payers a few bob. 😉
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  22. Easier said than done. The HR lawyers are making a nice living out of these kind of cases and any attempt to curtail their activities are likely to prolong the process rather than streamline it. Unless you make it illegal to be a lawyer and lock them all up 🤣.
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  23. If the 1% pay offer is an insult, the government should withdraw the offer and apologise for being so insensitive 🙄.
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  24. I can only put the lethargy down to civil service resistance or incompetance; and HR legislation being abused by liberal lawyers, that needs repealing. 😠
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  25. Just had this sudden image of ena sharples and company in the snug of the rovers with three bottles of milk stout......🤫
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  26. If you are getting offers of vaccination from 2 different sources I can't understand why there should be any criticism of the system? Or is more less these days?
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  27. Could well be Asp, there's certainly a lot of dark areas and I can't make out the face of the man in the moon. As for which way's up, I suppose it depends on where the photo was taken or in my case how I held the box the pieces came in. Bill
    1 point
  28. Only foreign holiday i have ever had was a long weekend in wales. 🤭 Well actually it was a day out but being wales it felt like long weekend......🤪
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  29. Mrs Green got a call Friday afternoon to get a pre op covid test done at Halton on Saturday because a slot for her treatment had become available at 8am Monday. How’s that for speed. And while I’m typing this, we’ve just had call confirming that the test was negative so that’s just 21 hours. Bill 😊
    1 point
  30. He must be gutted to lose his high profile role for the RFL too.
    1 point
  31. Hi peeps, long time no hear from me, Do you remember the times used to post about my leg pains - several years - pains below my hips, legs, ankles, shins - everywhere - all the doctor could recommend was paracetamol. Gary thrashed me in the parkrun series as he got stronger, fitter lighter and all I could do was cheer him on at Mayor's Corner. Well it turned out to be both of my hips they were shot to bits 🥵 2 weeks ago the surgeon went to work with his butchers knife, saw and probably his hammer and now I'm in recovery- everything went great with little pain. I've bee
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  32. Of course it may keep us vaccine dependent indefinitely Obs , but there is no way lockdown can continue indefinitely.
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  33. Cash? What's that?
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  34. Passing through the T/C today, I noticed an all male gang of M/Eastern looking types hanging around the skittles. Presume these will be part of the 1.5 million illegals now in the UK, demanding asylum ? With Priti being undermined by her civil servants and the HR lawyers, it's no surprise to hear rumours of this Government giving them all amnesty and permission to stay in the UK. 😠
    1 point
  35. They seem to be bullet proof as far as criticism or accountability is concerned. Remember the days when you phoned them up personally at the surgery Now that only happens on cosy tv soaps. Real life is very different.
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  36. Now you're just nit-picking Bill. It depends what you mean by "contact" i.e. does it mean actual physical contact or being in near vicinity with? What you maintain is "correct" is also a matter of opinion - yours! The fact that the virus doesn't kill everybody, or even a relatively large number if you put it in context, is being "hidden" by the propaganda we get on the media every day. The "Can you look a nurse in the eyes and tell her you wash your hands" sort of stuff. If "everyone knows this" why are so many people scared of their own shadows? We have been fed so much misinformati
    1 point
  37. I strongly disagree. R is currently only 0.8 or so and with all schools open the massive infection spike caused by mass irresponsibility at Christmas and the New Year would still be growing now. I would accept that infants schools open soon but definitely not secondary schools. The kids in secondary and tertiary education are uncontrollably dangerous with regard to Covid.
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  38. I am sick and tired of hearing air travel bosses whinging about how much money they are losing. I realise they did not create COVID-19 but they did spread it around the world. Now they don't seem to realise they can never go back to business as it was before. Even if we defeat COVID it will only be a matter of time before another virus appears - possibly a more deadly one. And if airlines carry on with their policy of trying to pack as many people as possible into aircraft to keep the price down they will again spread it around the globe. The interior of airliners has to be completely re-
    1 point
  39. Giving everyone individual masks is all very well, but we're talking 200+ humans here, half of whom are below average intelligence. You only have to look around and see how many people are incapable of wearing a simple cloth mask properly. Add in their apparent need to remove their mask to eat, drink and talk.............................................
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  40. Nah Davy, they were just a normal bulb with a purple lens that were supposed pre dilate your pupils to prevent dazzling. I bought one but it didn’t seem to do anything apart from make people think I was a taxi. These UV LEDs are relatively new, they're probably not the mega expensive ones that don't damage skin or eyes but that doesn't matter if the light is enclosed inside the mask. Bill 😊
    1 point
  41. The problem with large institutions is that they become fiefdoms, with smaller fiefdoms below; who become bent on their own ideas and self preservation rather than the original mission of the organisation. Scrap the Trust Boards, scrap all PC appointments, scrap the four devolved NHS "national" groups and have one centrally controlled body - for a start. 😠
    1 point
  42. Perhaps the £2K "investment" per plane would be better spent on UV treatment in the air conditioning systems?
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  43. I had a phone call to attend from my GP, working off their list - perhaps there weren't any teachers or immigrants on it ! 😷
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  44. A "free for all" starts with a crack in the dam; the system employed needs to have the confidence of the vast majority or you open the doors to anarchy. 😷
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  45. I know what the plan is Obs. I could understand it if it was a free-for all but so far it appears to be well organised and a few instances of wrong doing isn't anything to write home about, although I'm sure the dead-tree press will fill a few column inches with it.
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  46. The idea was to start with those who actually die with this virus or who risk infection in the NHS; which doesn't include young, Jonny come latelys, with a me me entitlement; and certainly not immigrants - get with the program. 😷
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  47. Thanks Bill our friend Bill told us about that - are there a few spaces at that end - rather than use the big car park - I no longer have the Mayoral car and my driver Geoff moved to France and is having a great time on the red stuff and olives. He was great and we did get into a few scrapes - even made page two of the Warrington Guardian and that was hip related. I'd been giving out awards for the Warrington Disability - he could see that I was knackered and could hardly stand up - Dave T asked for one more photo session for his brave 1 mile swimmers while Geoff went to bring the car closer
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  48. Let’s hope so. It might not be much help for the wider travel industry, but the flip side is UK tourism will probably have its best year ever. I’ve got rescheduled tickets from last year to see Tom Jones in July but because this is a normally crowded event, I’m not sure it won’t be postponed again and if this keeps on, his supporting act will be the Zimmers. Bill 😊
    1 point
  49. Not a good example perhaps, but there have been dozens of Hollywood Movies, that at least gave a flavour of what to expect; the politicians had scientific advice, but chose to dilute it with political wishful thinking. They are still in denial, with plans to re-open schools en block, increasing hopes of Summer holidays on the Med; raising hopes of a return to sporting events attended by fans. If worldwide distribution of vaccine takes the next 12 months, then lock down should last that long too. The R-rate needs to be brought right down to allow for the use and application of test, track
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