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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. 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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  20. 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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  21. It isn't nonsense, and I am getting fed up too! The reason for waiting is to see if the link between cases going up, hospital admissions going up (and seeing what the attack ratio is like) and the relationship between hospital admissions and ICU admissions and finally the relationship between sever illness and death ( related to the infection fatality ratio). All of these could be different from the B.1.1.7 strain and without knowing the values for the B.1.617.2 strain one cannot predict whether allowing increases in R from further relaxation will cause significant deaths, and or overwhel
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  22. 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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  23. Up until now this forum has been free from personal attack and abuse despite expressing views that we don’t always agree on. In all the years I’ve been a member of this group, I’ve only ever clicked the report button for offensive content once before but this sort of behaviour has no place here. If Stalard is allowed to continue, he should know I’ve also clicked ignore so will never see anything more from him. Bill
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  24. I recall living in worse conditions in Catterick Camp 50 years ago - no Tatchell's around then though ! 😉
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  25. The American Ex Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting the UK next week to attend the G7 summit and will be meeting Mrs Queen. I wonder if Liz will take the opportunity to take advantage of Creepy Joe's dementia and convince him that she is the rightful Head of State of the USA and demand the keys to the White House? 😉🤣
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. How did we get to flights from Wuhan from the NI Protocol 🤔.
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  31. They aren't worth the effort Obs. Even before the covid they weren't much interested in seeing patients.
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  32. Perhaps at 8pm each Thursday, we could have a boo for GPs ? 😷
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  33. 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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  34. Well yet another excuse has been found not to offer a service. Apparently my surgery is closed today for .......... Staff Training !!........... why on a normal weekday and also just before a bank holiday weekend it is farcial. On the surgery website it says contact out of hours services today if you are sick ... more queues at A&E I just despair. The NHS have done a wonderful job during this crisis but it's a shame certain GP surgeries have not also stepped up to the mark. Instead of using it as an excuse to avoid patients
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  35. Unless you believe in reincarnation and then it is just a temporary set back......🤭
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  36. You mean giving priority to the economic activity that pays your pension and puts food in your stomach is what you disagree with? There are not enough police, prisons and isolation hospitals in our free society to allow the nonsense you espouse to be even slightly practical. The public have to co-operate and bullying will prevent that. The fact is that isolation, as it has been, worked and the science worked. The NHS kicking patients out of hospitals without testing didn't work, relaxing rules for Christmas didn't work.
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  37. Unless they hold their hands up and admit it came from there, which they’re never going to do, that will remain little more than another conspiracy theory. Even if it could be proved, which after coming up to nearly three years and the best people carrying out investigations, it would be even harder to prove it was deliberate. What do we do about it? Absolutely nothing so the only thing we can do is to talk about it in the pub and anyone who feels that strongly about it might want to give the Chinese chippy a miss for a while. That’ll teach them not to play with viruses. Bill
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  38. 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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  39. Spain, like the rest, will open up for all those Brit £££££'s; and the lemmings will ignore the traffic lights. 😷
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  40. 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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  41. I guess those bleach injections worked then ? 😄
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  42. Well let me say again, two very different places with different circumstances that required different approaches. Unlike Texas, we had a major outbreak of a far more contagious virus that took our health services to breaking point before we had the vaccines. Had it not been for lockdown measures, God only knows how many would have died waiting outside the hospitals. We’re pretty much through it all now but the overwhelming majority of people don’t want to end up back in the same situation again so rather than throw caution to the wind, the government has come up with a plan for gradual r
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  43. I reckon obs reads The Star 😆
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  44. The new variant it appears is no major problem to vaccinated people. OK It's not rocket science .. make vaccination compulsory except where there is a very good reason for people not to have it. Or am I being to simplistic ?
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  45. 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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  46. I recommend Fargo. There's the original film and 3 seasons of made for TV. Excellent and binge-watchable if you're into that.
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  47. Perhaps it highlights what was wrong with the Common Market ....the political entity it became.
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  48. 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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  49. I've always thought that people would be better walking or cycling to and from the gym rather than driving there (they seem to have big car parks), turn around at the door and not bother going in.
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