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by Ken Shabby
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Has this morphed into the Great Reset thread? Anyway somewhere, sometime (not in a galaxy far, far away) the question was raised about how come Covid vaccines have been developed so quickly: the following explains much. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55041371 Excellent article, although they’ll ...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I see Santa has outsourced his deliveries this year, to some company called "The Four Horsemen". :horse: :horse: :biohazard: :horse: :horse: That’s still Santa. Four Horseman is a subsidiary of Santa Presents International GA which is wholly owned by Santa. Christmas present deliveries in Australia...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

ItR, you’re right. Many are suggesting that the constant bad news has led to damaged mental health and therefore the need for self-rationing of what you watch or listen to. That’s a bit where I am at the moment. I also treat anything and everything I hear from the so-called experts with a large dos...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Great Reset.
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Great Reset.

I'd be more worried about the tooth fairy being a super spreader than Santa. But children are, apparently, less likely to be spreaders and I am sure he wears gloves and a mask anyway. On the other hand I suppose having a fairy fiddling around under your pillow while your head is on it is less likel...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Great Reset.
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Great Reset.

[quote="Pen Pusher" post_id=906090 time=<a href="tel:1605943214">1605943214</a> user_id=340] [quote=IATthenRIAT post_id=906085 time=<a href="tel:1605915110">1605915110</a> user_id=24604] what ever next Santa is real. He is real. [/quote] Of course he is - which is why NORAD can track him on an annu...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Great Reset.
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Great Reset.

If I’m COVID 127.001 will I be compatible with my missus if she’s been upgraded to COVID 127.002, or will I need to run Firefox and talk to her through Google Chrome?
by Ken Shabby
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Great Reset.
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Great Reset.

What is "Great Reset" I have seen the saying mentioned a few time in different places from newspapers some advertising outside and in solcial media - what is being given a Great Reset and reset to what? Is it just another government slogan like "Build Back Better"? Go to https://www.weforum.org for...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

So no great difference then! I was thinking it would have been interesting what any lockdown would have been like. Working from home wouldn’t have been the widespread option it has been, so office-based workers would have had to carry on with the daily commute. No on-line ordering, no Zoom or social...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Talking of statistics! Look East had a report this evening, which I half listened to, that Herts CC had completed a survey as to where people where catching the virus; I don't know the timescale but these figures (give or take) came out of it. 30% while shopping 10% in hospital 10% socialising 5% g...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Talking of statistics! Look East had a report this evening, which I half listened to, that Herts CC had completed a survey as to where people where catching the virus; I don't know the timescale but these figures (give or take) came out of it. 30% while shopping 10% in hospital 10% socialising 5% g...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Quite a striking poll: https://twitter.com/yougov/status/1329475145749180416?s=21 I thought a hell of a lot more would be happy to sacrifice further lockdown for a day of Christmas get together. The trouble with a question like that is that people look at what their ‘requirement’ for freedom is ove...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Professor Gabriel Scally, a public health expert at Bristol University, today slammed the proposals, warning there was 'no point' in having a very merry Christmas only to 'then bury friends and relations in January and February'. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

Re: 2021 Airshows

I’d be surprised if there’s any meaningful sort of airshow season in 2021 and I think we should be prepared to accept that the airshow ‘scene’ as we know it will never come back. I think we have seen our last RIAT and aside from shows at Duxford and Shuttleworth, I don’t see many others - big or sm...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Professor Gabriel Scally, a public health expert at Bristol University, today slammed the proposals, warning there was 'no point' in having a very merry Christmas only to 'then bury friends and relations in January and February'. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

Re: 2021 Airshows

I’d be surprised if there’s any meaningful sort of airshow season in 2021 and I think we should be prepared to accept that the airshow ‘scene’ as we know it will never come back. I think we have seen our last RIAT and aside from shows at Duxford and Shuttleworth, I don’t see many others - big or sma...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Things are really looking up this morning. It looks like we’ll be able to meet up with a maximum of three households over Christmas, not the anticipated two.

What’s the betting the downside will be extending (sorry re-branding) the lockdown until 20 December?
by Ken Shabby
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Christmas is too entrenched in everyone’s calendars, religious or not, to simply forget about it with little more than a month (!) to go. Speaking to a client recently who owns a restaurant about furlough and the like, and he said anecdotally that his restaurant/venue business follows the well-know...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 85
Views: 9596

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

NAM Updater wrote:
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 10:31 am
On a personal note I find it quite interesting that a much discussed six-figure estimate for the anticipated move cost, has now been committed into print!
It says: “ ... in excess of £100,000”. That’s the same price as HS2.
by Ken Shabby
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 85
Views: 9596

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Good luck to him and, as has been said, no one else has stepped-up to save the aircraft so it’s his to do what he likes with. I’ve just had a look at the Crowdfunding page and it suffers, as so many of these appeals do, from a lack of clarity and vision. It’s not clear who anyone is donating their m...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1090
Views: 101239

Re: Presidential Election 2020

So what do we think Trump’s end game will be? Does he board himself up in the White House with an armed militia? Or does he go on Twitter, declare himself the Son of God and Biden the Antichrist, before launching the entire US nuclear arsenal?
by Ken Shabby
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1090
Views: 101239

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Biden inherits an absolute wreck of a country, though. Hatred, division, police brutality, international reputation in the gutter, back-ass conspiracy theorists, a huge gender and wealth and race inequality gap, an economy that’s tanking, and a huge, *huge* COVID-19 issue. On the one hand it’s the ...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1090
Views: 101239

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Trump is currently leading by around 160,000 votes, but Philadelphia election officials say that they are now counting approximately nine Biden mail-in ballots for every Trump postal ballot.[/i] That's what I saw in Michigan too. Trump was 10,000 or so ahead then c.100,000 votes were added at a rat...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81927

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Old times might remember how Neil Kinnock gained plaudits and set the way for (New) Labour to be elected by taking on Militant. By taking on the extreme wing of the Labour party in this way, Starmer is showing exactly the type of leadership that is required for a national, encompassing leader. That...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Sorry, everyone - I got my tiers mixed-up. I’ve been telling my friends I’m not allowed to meet them in the pub, but could have been doing so all the time. The funny things is that this has been going on for a couple of weeks and none of them have said I’m wrong and that there’s nothing stopping me ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3299
Views: 154005

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

https://twitter.com/"Kris Kris Tofferson!"/status/1321427600917565442?s=21 “Tier 1 plus”? Remember that these rules were supposed to simplify, not complicate. To ensure that as many people comply as possible, it needs to be as simple as possible. Additionally, it seems as though the restrictions ar...