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by MiG_Eater
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Wake Island Avengers
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Wake Island Avengers

Absolutely stunning!

Spent half a day at Marham when these first arrived and saw some pretty sedate take offs - looks like your patience and effort was well rewarded! :)
by MiG_Eater
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Food for thought ... what would the last six months have been like without the internet? Much, much better - because none of us would have had access to statistics from the ONS, CDC or PHE; which means we'd actually believe all this pain was worth it. If excess deaths were above average, if 'cases'...
by MiG_Eater
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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 MiG_Eater
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

Im hearing its been canned. Too much risk to plan this far out. Incorrect. Planning for the Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 is underway and you can be assured that safety for our visitors, staff & participants is our number one priority (as it is every year). The whole team at Douglas Bader Hou...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

The point is that it really reduces the persuasiveness of the “herd immunity” argument. The arguments that we should take it on the chin, let it go through us and come out stronger that more and more high-profile noise-machines are shouting. I get your point, but the numbers of reinfected are vanis...
by MiG_Eater
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Still think my Idea for a "Self test kit" is billiant, it would potentially un-lock the country This is essentially the same plan as the 'Operation Moonshot' idea. Personally I think with the PCR test offering false positives nearly 1% of the time, this would cause misery to millions. Imagine you'r...
by MiG_Eater
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 461
Views: 143877

Re: Interesting Internet

It does have something of the Fairey Delta about it!
by MiG_Eater
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 461
Views: 143877

Re: Interesting Internet

Surprised not to have seen this on UKAR yet:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... m0OWBKoJM0
by MiG_Eater
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Another thought provoking interview from Unherd:



Does a culture of fear, blame make things worse? Are we sleepwalking into a world of technocracies?
by MiG_Eater
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

GeeRam: nearly 1000 people died of Flu in August, around 500 died of Covid. The worst is over. Clueless. And a perfect example of why infections are fast rising again. Respiratory infections increase at this time of year, every year, and have done forever. I still believe the worst is over, in term...
by MiG_Eater
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

I think the point is that if the NHS is overwhelmed every single ward will be dedicated to treating, or triaging COVID patients. Personally I don't see this as a risk, at all, based on the consistent mortality curves we've seen across the entire world; but then - its easy for me to say that since i'...
by MiG_Eater
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

If only we had locked down in march and april to give us a quiet summer to prepare for winter so that all of this stuff could have been managed and mitigated.... Except the data doesn't bear this out at all. Respiratory illnesses are lower, but not significantly so, since the lockdown. Unfortunatel...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 13187

Re: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021

Definitely the best team i've ever seen.

They were an amalgamation of the precision and panache of a European team with all the thunder and speed of a US team. Just amazing.

I won't hold my breath - but if this happens i'll be more than happy.
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Zoom, the question is what is the cost and what is the benefit. For reasons I can't fathom - it appears that Lockdowns have only a minor impact on respiratory viruses - these stats show only a minor reduction in all respiratory viruses after our lockdown was introducted: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peopl...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Masks have made ordinary tasks impossible for huge swathes of people (deaf, autistic, mentally ill), and the evidence for their effectiveness (community cloth masks) is very poor. Our deputy chief medical officer said so herself. p.s. I do understand your concern, I have just seen so much suffering ...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Death is not an aberration. The misery i've seen as a result of these restrictions absolutely is. Regarding excess deaths - would you be in favour of restrictions every flu season? Lets see how we're doing in a month's time, if I had to predict I would guess that deaths will track with, or be below,...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Teaboy, the fact remains that it was about 4 weeks ago that cases began to rise. Admittedly, I still believe this is largely an artifact of increased testing - but it is the season for respiratory viruses, and so an uptick should be expected. As per the stats posted above, despite the case numbers r...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Rockford, deaths are still currently tracking closely against the five year average. I remain optimistic!

Source: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... ndandwales
by MiG_Eater
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 13187

Re: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021

Word is the Black Eagles are planning a European tour for 2021. MAKS are advertising them and RIAT are supposedly in talks. With all the doom and gloom, perhaps this is a chink of light?
by MiG_Eater
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

Scientists are not united on the government's response. The government has been poorly attempting to cover their own backs whilst costing the livelihoods and lives of thousands of others, now miserable, broke or dead. Cancer untreated, elderly - untouched by a relative for months, jobs lost, happine...
by MiG_Eater
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

I got out again today (first time since my breathing episode I told you all about) anyway this time I went with the wife for a short dog walk, anyway its really getting to me - its a real stressful experience and I simply cant wait to get back home. I was talking to the wife about this and said tha...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

Frankly, i'd be happy with anything, and would gladly pay over the odds for a poorer show if it helped to keep the show afloat.
by MiG_Eater
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154397

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

This document is quite good for a bit of perspective:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... august2020
by MiG_Eater
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

GeeRam: nearly 1000 people died of Flu in August, around 500 died of Covid. The worst is over.
by MiG_Eater
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

RIAT is the highlight of my year, every year, and its loss this year was a dreadful blow. The current evidence certainly suggests that Covid-19 is a seasonal illness and with numbers of Covid deaths now lower than Flu deaths - it really seems to me that the worst is over and its time to return to no...