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Coronavirus.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Perhaps they feel so comfortable in their majority that they can trim the electorate a little, at least those not profitable?
     
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    We are in conspiracy theory territory here if a government wanted to kill the venerable why continue with virus suppression policies that offer most protection to these groups?
     
  3. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Is getting rid of the venerable yet another conspiracy theory? You could be onto something here :)
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I've come out in the odd Bede of sweat...
     
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    I'm sorry, but I'll repeat the one conspiracy theory I proposed about four years ago, that there is an Alien space craft hiding in the asteroid belt and pointing an insanity beam at the Earth. (It's a low cost way to obtain an entire habitable world.) The more you look at the last four years, the more credit it gets.

    And if Trump wins the next election ... well ... I think we'll be looking at fait accompli here. :|
     
  6. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    3 Rules

    1 people are really fu ckin stupid

    2 people lie

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    An old bloke ( a stranger to us) stopped and chatted on his way back from the bar a few weeks ago. He was saying how he'd visited town for the first time for months and found it so different nowadays....

    I was gobsmacked at his next comment
    " People kept jumping back from me when I went close to them , as though I'd got leprosy or something. I kept telling them what's up with you, I haven't got any infectious diseases or anything"
    :ohno:. No hope of some people understanding they can be carrying it and passing on with no symptoms.

    My neighbour is the same. Was astounded she got told off when closely approaching the local Co- op queue in the early in days and people told her to keep her distance. Her reasoning..." As long as you wash your hands you are safe....."

    No hope it ever going away with idiots who think like this :(
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The more elderly are finding it very difficult to adapt, I've found. There's no malice there, just an inability to comprehend.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    So who's going to be downloading and using the government app then on Thursday?
     
  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Will it work on a Nokia 3510i?
     
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    I think 99.9% of the time, I'll know who I've been within 2 metres of for 15 minutes at a time. It's only the OH and the cat.
     
  12. BobClay

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    Only if it's 'world beating.'
    (And most of those other 'world' hypothetical microbes in the Venusian atmosphere have already died laughing at the idea ..... hey ..... maybe that's the plan ... :eek::lolsmash: )
     
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  13. Lucy

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    The other option is to download it onto an old phone, that's been wiped of your Google/apple account.
     
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  14. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    No chance til it's been pulled apart and examined, but at the moment I only leave the house to shop so irrelevant. Next week I'm in a building with 3000 teenagers so......
     
  15. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Apparently as well as definitely not going to the pub or a restaurant later in the evening, despite a month of bribes to get us in there, we also now should work from home again despite a month of being called lazy for doing so previously.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN26C387

    If anyone still thinks our government has a clue they are deluded
     
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  16. Tilly

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    With your reputation ...
     
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    What is the logic behind the 22.00 pub closing time?

    All it will do is bring those who finish drinking earlier like myself and those who stay longer into the night together won't it?

    People are already ignoring social distancing and showing no respect so unnecessarily cramming more people into the same space is absolutely ridiculous.

    Time to start ordering more real ale boxes from Izaac Walton's Brewhouse again, me thinks.
     
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    10pm closing will be like 2pm last orders on Sunday was before 1988, a mad rush to the bar to get a last one in and then everyone leaving together and crowding onto the same bus, all of which negates the social distancing that had taken place in the pub throughout the evening.
    But that's Boris's finger-in-the-air thinking and whack-a-mole policy making.
    With coronavirus under control from early July, when pubs reopened, to early September, when schools reopened, it's blatantly obvious that pubs aren't to blame but they make a convenient scapegoat.
     
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    OK then lets close the schools again :welldone:
     
  20. Thehooperman

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    Exactly the question I was asking.
     

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