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by starbuck
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 9:19 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Looking at the vaccination figures around europe and France, Germany, Spain and Italy are all well ahead of us now on 2nd doses. Only to be expected seeing as they are on a different strategy to us but will be very interesting to see how this pans out with regard to infection rates and easing of res...
by starbuck
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:52 pm
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Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Re: The Angry Thread...

Any Aero plane flown by "Rolo" Falk
by starbuck
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:28 pm
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Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Dr_Q wrote:
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:17 pm
Maybe it should have a topic (sorry) of it's own, but can you think of any sweets/candy bars with aircraft connotations. I can think of a couple.

The T-6 Bar (took time to chew)
Martin Mars bar
by starbuck
Sat 20 Feb 2021, 11:40 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Based on the evidence, I think Starmer would have done better because he’s an infinitely more intelligent, capable, organised and decisive person than Johnson. But if Labour were in power right now, it would have been Corbyn, who would have either been the same as Johnson or worse in terms of inade...
by starbuck
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4:17 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

That’s also a fair comment. Though, a company/their employer losing productivity for a day won’t matter to the person who needs to self isolate for 10 days. It’s similar to someone catching flu and needing to take unscheduled time off work with sickness. And that’s assuming they can’t just work fro...
by starbuck
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3:20 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I realise it’s easy to criticise, despite the critical points being obvious, but to make some fag-packet policy, Re test and trace, were I the Government, I would make a super generous “isolation bonus” income support package - idk, Government matches your sick pay salary (or has a comparable amoun...
by starbuck
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 10:11 am
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Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Bet you never thought you would get 9 posts about a piece of wood!!

I hope it's going to get used for something exciting?
by starbuck
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 7:23 pm
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Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Yes - H&S require a person on each end so it does not end up as a Laurel and Hardy sketch. However, they have failed to take into account Covid distance measures and if the item is held in the centre there is just 1.2m left over each way and no one should be within 2m. I've probably been thinking a...
by starbuck
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 6:37 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I can't follow the logic behind the BBPA statement on this. In August they published an article saying that the restrictions placed on pubs after coming out of lockdown in July meant that 30% of them were making a loss or just about breaking even. Surely that would be repeated or even worse if they ...
by starbuck
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 6:24 pm
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Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Views: 313209

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Yes - H&S require a person on each end so it does not end up as a Laurel and Hardy sketch. However, they have failed to take into account Covid distance measures and if the item is held in the centre there is just 1.2m left over each way and no one should be within 2m. I've probably been thinking a...
by starbuck
Sun 14 Feb 2021, 1:16 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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From what I can tell that tweet is a Daily Mirror journalist reacting to a Mail on Sunday headline? I just wish the press would stop all this meddling. For once the government did the right thing, they gave us a lockdown and they gave us a date to review that lockdown, 22nd Feb. There have been a fe...
by starbuck
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 4:02 pm
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Topic: Presidential Election 2020
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Re: Presidential Election 2020

It's bonkers. But even more bonkers to me is that the fact that these 3 career politicians are still wanting to associate themselves with him. What do they think the end game is?? Perfect opportunity to cut him loose being handed to them on a plate and yet the GOP still can't shut the door on him. ...
by starbuck
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 11:12 am
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Topic: Presidential Election 2020
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Re: Presidential Election 2020

It's bonkers. But even more bonkers to me is that the fact that these 3 career politicians are still wanting to associate themselves with him. What do they think the end game is?? Perfect opportunity to cut him loose being handed to them on a plate and yet the GOP still can't shut the door on him. I...
by starbuck
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 9:01 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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We also don't know how long the protection from the vaccine lasts do we? Somebody gets a vaccine now, would their passport be valid in Nov? Will an AZ vaccine last longer than a Pfizer? What if the Moderna vacc you get in Aug isn't effective against the newest variant in Florida when you want to tra...
by starbuck
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 8:56 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

If, as plenty are saying, our future lives living with Covid are going to be similar to that as now with seasonal flu where only those most vulnerable receive a vaccine then that will make any such passport redundant. It will be interesting to see how much governments around the world will want to p...
by starbuck
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 8:24 am
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Topic: The 2021 departures board
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Re: The 2021 departures board

TonyB wrote:
Wed 10 Feb 2021, 11:55 pm
US publisher and founder of Hustler magazine Larry Flynt aged 78 from heart failure.
If the Woody Harrelson biopic is anything to go by, a life lived!
by starbuck
Wed 10 Feb 2021, 12:07 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Again it is all far too late. By the time any strain is identified you are on the back foot. Are you suggesting the government should be identifying new strains before they exist? No, but people have been saying for the last 10 months about securing our borders. That is how the virus got here in th...
by starbuck
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 6:49 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Excess deaths. This seems to be open to debate. It is undeniable though that each covid death is excessively upsetting to the family involved . I'm fed up of hearing talk that "they would have died anyway" which is trotted out when the elderly die, especially those in care homes. Can you imagine th...
by starbuck
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 5:25 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Please "demostrate" this fact: "Despite the initial huge number of deaths, 2020 did not have an unusually high number of deaths in relation to other years this century." Going by the ONS data if you take the years 2001 - 2020 age standardised mortality rates were higher than in 2020 eight times and...
by starbuck
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:42 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I'm not sure how the Perth example works in the UK? If Perth locks down the rest of Australia keeps going.

I was in favour of the tiered or regional system but I am now prepared to admit it doesn't seem practical in a country the size of the UK
by starbuck
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:33 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I think it works elsewhere because of a compliant public. South Korea is held up quite rightly as a good example of effective T&T but that is largely due to the horrendous experience they had with MERS in 2015. Many of the successful countries have been able to use more regionalised testing as well ...
by starbuck
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:20 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55993216 An example of the type of media coverage and corp pressure that raises expectations and makes it harder for the gov not to unlock too early. He added: "We should do everything we can to quickly return to basic freedoms and make travel possible again." Th...
by starbuck
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 1:04 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Funny thing Woodstock. It took place 2 years after the summer of love and the farmland used for the festival was nowhere near the town of Woodstock.

I guess you had to be there.
by starbuck
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 10:39 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My MIL had the Pfizer jab - the first time they made her wait for 15 minutes, the second time they did not. They told her they were only keeping people waiting if they were driving themselves. Perhaps the 3 weeks between the 2 jabs showed that virtually no-one had an adverse reaction. That's intere...