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General Discussion / A little Amusement. From Ronnie Barker.
« Last post by Maxi on April 06, 2020, 17:22:40 PM »
It is with great sadness that I have to mention the loss of a few local businesses. A local Bra Shop has gone bust, a Mining Company has gone under, a manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation, a Dog Kennels has had to call in the retrievers, an origami book company has folded, An Ariel Installation company has called in the receivers, A Key Company has gone into lockdown, A Watchsmith has wound down and called time, an Iceland store has had its assets frozen, a Shoe Factory has been soled and employees given the boot, the Heinz factory has been canned as they couldn't ketchup with orders, the tarmac company has reached the end of the road, the bread company has run out of dough, the laundrette has been taken to the cleaners and finally the AA Recovery Service are on their way to a breakdown. :laugh: :laugh:
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Michael on March 30, 2020, 18:29:55 PM »
I have to agree with Baldy over the PPE debacle. Not sure why this has landed an the feet of government after all the NHS should have been preparing for this and buying the PPE that would be required.
The NHS has suffered, as have most government bodies, from the austerity policies, it has been underfunded and forced to cut services.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Shizzy on March 30, 2020, 16:50:21 PM »
I have to agree with Baldy over the PPE debacle. Not sure why this has landed an the feet of government after all the NHS should have been preparing for this and buying the PPE that would be required.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by baldy on March 30, 2020, 15:22:17 PM »
I look forward to the public inquiry, but in the meantime as long as the government continues to follow the advice of the official medical and scientific advisers, they must be allowed to do their job. On this basis, the inquiry will be mostly about whether the official advice given was correct and whether it was followed properly.

I have to say that no-one should think that cabinet members are automatically responsible for anything that goes wrong.  The NHS has a huge system for procuring all sorts of kit and stuff and all sorts of senior directors have been deciding what to buy and where to store stuff and what logistics they use to distribute it. MPs can't really be expected to know all the details but they are going to have to explain what they have done to sort the problems once the problems became clear.  Someone somewhere needs their backside kicked very hard indeed for the mess that has emerged in terms of getting personal protective equipment (PPE) to those who need it. It seems that some senior logistics folk could not organise anything quickly and need real professionals to do the job for them (eg. the military).
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Michael on March 30, 2020, 14:30:56 PM »

I've remarked before, Michael, that you and I would probably disagree on any topic whatsoever.
I not sure we do disagree entirely, you seem to be saying that the government got it wrong, I agree, maybe we have different reasons for believing this, so I offer you the following.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=aKTwBbge4lQ&fbclid=IwAR1BQ1ieNmZz7xt2JBDwq0nn89J79jHU0OgNIUirg5Jf22aa1UQUTUdVQLk&app=desktop

This is a very good analysis and why I think they got it wrong, and continue to do so.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by John GL on March 30, 2020, 12:47:49 PM »
These views are pretty much what I've thought all along.  Compare the 1957-8 influenza pandemic: nine million UK citizens were infected and 14,000 died, but there were no emergency measures and little economic disruption.  "Normal" seasonal influenza kills over 20,000 per year; most of the people concerned would die soon from other natural causes anyway; pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend", as it spared the victim the pains of senescence.  Sacrificing the economy and all civil liberties to lessen the current epidemic makes no sense at all; the latter step is the most dangerous as it seems to be causing the loss of all sense of proportion.

I've remarked before, Michael, that you and I would probably disagree on any topic whatsoever.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Michael on March 30, 2020, 09:24:26 AM »
12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic

Interesting as this might be it could be described as dangerous, at least generally the views of the Flat Earthers are relatively harmless.
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In the News / Re: Jimmy Crankie's dad is in trouble
« Last post by Pete on March 23, 2020, 21:04:06 PM »
Nicola Sturgeon: "Jury's verdict must be respected".

Pity she doesn't have the same respect for the Brexit referendum!
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There's still way too many badgers which are killing the hedgehogs ...

BS


I am getting annoyed that some people are quite clearly becoming blatant liars because they know full well that badgers do eat hedgehogs, not least because there are far too many badgers competing for food and they have for several years been hoovering up hedgehogs and anything else they can tear apart with their powerful claws and teeth.

I actually fancy the idea of punching on the nose the next RSPB rep I see who claims that badgers don't eat hedgehogs. Disgusting liars.
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