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  1. I bet if we could speak privately and off the record with MPs from all parties, they’d all agree with public opinion and get them shipped back immediately, but it’s one thing to think that and another as to what our stupid laws allow them to do. I thought that once we got our divorce from Europe things might change but that doesn’t seem to be the case. If these migrants aren’t happy with the accommodation or the food, then they shouldn’t have come here illegally in the first place. As for the overcrowding, it wouldn’t be quite so overcrowded if they hadn’t burned half the place down, so
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  2. They were either in the B52 bomber that landed on the moon or in the house next door to the chippie that Elvis was working in.
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  3. Exactly, same disease just slightly more infectious and slightly different name. As a country we’re in front of the game and the impact here will be nothing like that seen in India who were unprepared and well behind with the vaccinations. My initial thought was they need to make an exception in areas where the variant is bad and hold back on relaxing things. But thinking about it more, it wouldn’t prevent it spreading, no more than you could stop a common cold from spreading. My bet that we don’t have another major spike causing another lockdown still stands. Bill 😊
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  4. Shame you don't recognise it when you write it.
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  5. Peter Tatchell was on the radio this morning putting the case for asylum seekers needing top class accomodation. He pointed out that at the army camp that was being used some of the light switches didn't work, and there was mould on some of the walls. Surely some of the professional engineers amongst them know how to mend light switches and those with medical training would know how to clean surfaces? Or are such menial tasks below our esteemed guests? Or perhaps they thought burning it down would fix everything.
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  6. Good to see some action finally being taken to stop the practice of offering lower rates to new customers at the expense of those that stay loyal. We know why they do this but thinking about it long term it gets the companies nowhere and it's just a massif inconvenience to the public😡 I’d like to see a situation where companies compete fairly on price and quality of service and not what sort of short term deal they can offer, and this applies especially to the phone and broadband suppliers where they use time critical contracts to changing extremely difficult. Bill 😊
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  7. Flu.......🤭
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  8. Look on the bright side Davy, at infinitum it might even mutate into a common cold. 😊 Interesting to see though how with all the steps that have been taken for the Corona virus how the incidence of the common flu virus has all but disappeared. Whether this was just a fluke or due to the restrictions we’ll probably never know but I think people would rather put up with the flu than go through this again. Bill 😊
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  9. Yes. Weather is weather and it will do whatever it decides to do at any particular time. Billions of years ago UK was a primeval forest and was at one time connected directly to the continent. There was no pollution nor probably any humans to influence it at that time, it all changed naturally. Self important people cannot risk the urge to want to seem smarter than the rest of of us and are constantly promoting screwball theories to prove it. They are no better than the witch doctors who shake sticks at the sky and demand rain. The evidence presented is not evidence, it’s opin
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  10. But the problem there is what if the person is having a shower or doing something else that prevents them answering the land line phone.I make that distinction as mobile phone use whilst being in the throne room is prevalent among people these days.
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  11. That sounds like a load of old cobblers because it doesn’t take millions of people to work that one out when a random sample of a few dozen people would return virtually the same results. Anyone with enough intelligence to be working in scientific research would understand this so that just leaves the plonker that decided to write something to try and wind people up. The Beano's news reporting is going right downhill these days and the SPI acronym might also be a bit of a giveaway. And BTW Asp I can’t believe you fell for the story about the vaccine containing a microchip when mos
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  12. It doesn't really matter because they can track everyone using the 5G chips injected with the vaccine 👽😉
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  13. Yes Asp, there are opportunities to do this if the skills are there. When my business was based on Winwick Quay, the place next door used to take broken ex rental TVs, fix them up and then rent them out to poorer families. One time, they had a Mission Impossible style raid where thieves cut a hole in the roof to hauled out the TVs. These were the big heavy ones back then and once out they had to hump them up the high motorway embankment to their van waiting on the M62. There was some good news though because all the sets they took were the ones they couldn’t fix and were waiting fo
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  14. Well ,this covid pandemic has pinched enough of my 3 score & ten & i've got a lot of living to do before they nail the lid down. The reaper has to get me one day so why be miserable waiting for that day to arrive ?
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  15. sorry to say that despite being vaccinated however many times you can still "get it". the symptoms may be such that you feel a little under the weather but you can still "Get it". if you do "get it" then you will be infectious and be able to pass it forward. It is like the flu vaccine. it does not stop you from catching flu it just reduces the debilitating effects and you can still pass it on to others whilst you are in the infection stage. I do not wear a mask to prevent me from getting infected but on the off chance that i have been infected to prevent me from infecting anybody els
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  16. I know that this is at the bottom, it should be at the top, but didn’t want to start another new topic, especially on a dead subject. I made the assertion a few weeks ago right here, that there could have been 40,000 fans in Old Trafford six months ago with very little risk. Not much has changed in the numbers, but there were fans in there today - better late than never. Everybody should have grown a bigger set of balls and made many more sensible decisions throughout this inconvenience. Evidence is emerging that hospitals inflated covid deaths to reap in more grants and also, in some
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  17. Airports are designed to avoid that you know. It is why Arrivals and Departures are kept apart.
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  18. It seems to me that any information that seems to give a positive slant to our Covid problems has people racing to shoot it down as "fake" or "misleading" or "propaganda". Why is that I wonder? There are a lot of pessimists around.
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  19. On my Virgin Guide it is Channel 626 👍
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  20. I wouldn’t worry too much Latchy, as in reality, the numbers even at the peak of the outbreak made it such that you’d have to be very unlucky to get it. And now we’ve all been vaccinated, and as long as we don’t start going silly, we’re just about as safe as we can be. I’d say go out and have your pint when it’s quiet and give the nightclub a miss. As for the crowds at Windsor, the government asked people to stay away but they didn’t so to me that looks more like the fault of the people rather than the government. I think if people followed the advice given, we wouldn’t have had half the
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  21. If that's what you want to believe, stay at home, wear a mask or three when you go outside, avoid going within any potential virus carriers (i.e. anybody) and live in fear. We have to stop panicking every time someone says "mutant" or "variant". Covid 19 is here to stay and no amount of "re-planning" is going to change that. By the way, there's nothing wrong with my ears and I can recognise BS when I hear it.
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  22. They're the reason, we are where we are. 😷
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  23. as a simple case to try and clarify. a person falls and seriously breaks a leg and is taken to hospital and has to have an operation to set the bones. that person is tested as a precaution and found to have the covid virus but without showing any symptoms associated with the virus. That person should not be counted as a covid admission but should be treated as infectious until proven otherwise. you may have 100 people in the hospital who have positive covid tests but only three who are actually sick from the virus. The data at present does not distinguish between these so w
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  24. 80% of people are supposed to have antibodies so perhaps is now the time to let covid spread & achieve herd immunity.
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  25. That's all very well Con, but we can't keep the country in a state of Limbo just in case a new strain comes along which will have to be monitored carefully until we can see what it's effects are on cases/hospitalisations/deaths over some indeterminate period (at the end of which another variation has come along so recycle and repeat steps A to D). At some point we have to say "enough", we have to learn to live with this illness and treat the symptoms to the best of our ability with vaccines/drugs/whatever works. Boredom doesn't come into it - certainly not for me, I've got plenty to keep me oc
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  26. Your opinion is noted Asp but I’m not going to be drawn into an endless debate on this one. Bill 😊
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  27. Cas wanted it more than Wire--that seems a good buy Inglis
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  28. I recall living in worse conditions in Catterick Camp 50 years ago - no Tatchell's around then though ! 😉
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  29. Seems, as suspected, that Managers of most Charities are paying themselves more than the PM; wonder if the donors know ?
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  30. Very careful with my charity donations based on experience. Several years ago a friend of mine, who was President of the local American Heart Association Charity, asked me to organize a golf tournament because they had no one who played and didn’t know where to start. I got with a buddy, organized a committee and got started. Within a week we had the course selected and scheduled, plus sponsorships, forms etc. I got a call saying that a Charity official needed to see me right away. I there found out that we couldn’t, do this without the Heart Assn’s training. They flew myself and
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  31. They were quick to get rid of the Nightingale's ,they would have been ideal for post covid restart . Mind you ,we probably don't have enough staff for them.
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  32. I heard today some NHS bigwig warning that NHS bed occupancy was up to 97%. What level of bed occupancy do they regard as ideal? 0% probably, so they can carry on making their TicTocs. Hospital beds are there to be used, and the reason they are being used is because the NHS is trying to catch up on the backlog of patients it allowed to build up during its year or so long rebranding as the CHS.
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  33. I read today a top scientist is advising against allowing the next stage of lockdown to proceed Yes .. a sensible idea seeing as we are far from being out of the woods yet. Anyway the next planned stages won't affect that many folk really. So yes let common sense rule and stop it for another few weeks. And give the vaccination process to begin for all over 16. to give us the protection we need first.
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  34. I've tried something on energy comparison sites. You put in your information including your current supplier and they come up with the cheapest supplier. You then go in again with what the site has given you as the cheapest as your current supplier and the site comes back with another cheapest supplier. Fun for all the family.
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  35. If this is a corona virus related to the common cold it will mutate ad infinitum. What next after the native sub continental strain to drive us all into delirious isolation or lockdown ?
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  36. How did we get to flights from Wuhan from the NI Protocol 🤔.
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  37. They aren't worth the effort Obs. Even before the covid they weren't much interested in seeing patients.
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  38. Perhaps at 8pm each Thursday, we could have a boo for GPs ? 😷
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  39. Slight change of tack. When the announcement was made to avoid unnecessary travel to areas where there’s a high incidence of the Indian virus, did anyone here not understand what this meant? I doubt it, and I doubt many others did also because most people have common sense. Now if the Labour lady on telly this morning could have said something along the same lines, then life could have simply drifted on as normal, the sun would come out and we’d all smell the flowers instead of crap. Bill 😊
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  40. Unless you believe in reincarnation and then it is just a temporary set back......🤭
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  41. If you're going to "out" people who test positive, you're not exactly encouraging people to get tested are you? How are you going to force people to be tested?
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  42. Well that’s it then. I’m never going to buy another copy of the Beano for as long as I live. 😊 Where on earth do you get all this woke stuff from Obs? Do you subscribe to Woke Weekly or something? 😊 Bill 😊
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  43. Spain, like the rest, will open up for all those Brit £££££'s; and the lemmings will ignore the traffic lights. 😷
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  44. No it doesn't. The population of Texas on 1 Jan 2019 (according to the Texas Demographic Center, Population Estimates and Projections Program ) was 28,901,062. The mid 2019 population estimate for the UK (according to the Office for National Statistics) was 66,796,800.
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  45. I guess those bleach injections worked then ? 😄
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  46. I reckon obs reads The Star 😆
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  47. funny thing bill, i was at the chemist yesterday to pick up my pills and potions and asked about something to ease the wax. they suggested olive oil or contacting my gp and get them jet washed or whatever it is they do. Only recently that it has started in my right ear. given that i have arthritis in my right hip and possibly right shoulder i am beginning to wonder if my right side is shutting down until repairs can be carried out......🥴
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  48. Carbolic soap and Jey's fluid. We certainly did know how to make things good and smelly in those days. Bill
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  49. I usually refer to myself as "other" really confuses them that does.....🤔....🙆‍♂️ Humour is very much an individual taste thing. What i find funny would probably not make others even crack a smile. Ditto with what i find offensive. Having to figure out what either sex would like to be referred to by is not one of my problems. It is either "owdo" or "HEY YOU" which pretty much covers the whole of humanity.
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