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by MiG_Eater
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Accommodation '22
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Accommodation '22

Whilst I appreciate its a massive price hike, this industry has been absolutely decimated. If you can afford it, i'd consider trying to stretch to it.
by MiG_Eater
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40057

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

No question - will be rolling over my FRIAT and enjoying my 50th anniversary book.
by MiG_Eater
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Confirmed airshows 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 3541

Re: Confirmed airshows 2021

Trouble is GeeRam lots of people question the value of life as we are forced to live it these days. The loss of RIAT is beyond a kick in the teeth.
by MiG_Eater
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 72
Views: 11149

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

CJS, you assume that the bloke's neighbour's chicken's wife doesn't work for DBH. Its the 21st century and DBH is a very diverse employer.
by MiG_Eater
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 12:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

rockfordstone wrote:
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 12:00 am
but they said like monday they were not looking at them....
Well, to quote Yes Minister - you should never believe anything until it's been officially denied.
by MiG_Eater
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Tommy is quite right.

There is an optimistic view that it is necessarily the case that as the virus becomes endemic it will become virtually harmless. Lets hope this happens, if it hasn't started to already.
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Tommy I get your point, and I wasn't being deliberately disingenuous I was just trying to use figures that are relevant to recent memory, and to make the point that what looks like a big number on paper was barely worthy of news when it happened only a few years ago. Its hardly an unprecedented leve...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Spiny - re: Lockdown no.1: Lets assume it takes, on average, 3 weeks for an infection to convert into a death. Deaths peaked w/c 30th March, a week after the legal lockdown was brought in. When this point is made, the pro-lockdown side often explains that this sudden reduction in deaths was brought ...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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 MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Cheers SB.

A link would be helpful (although - despite my own mind being changed by ONS data, i've had little, if any, success in helping to change anyone elses mind).
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40057

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I think i'm right in saying that every time there's been an A-10 attending RIAT in recent years its coincided with a European deployment.

Here's hoping for Lakenheath!
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Well, quite. For months i've been trying to use accredited ONS data to demonstrate the following facts: -Mandated Lockdowns have little or no effect on infection rates (N.B. the infection rate was dropping by the time the first lockdown was implemented) -The data shows no significant effect of manda...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

CJS, on the contrary - my point is that I believe everything you and Tommy says comes from a place of compassion. However, as you say - you know nothing of my situation and its not really appropriate to go into detail on a public forum - suffice to say, I am one of those in a relatively good situati...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

This is going to be what will happen. Johnson will unlock early. Around March. It’ll be too early. And not just unlock, but a huge drive to get people back into Pret, back onto trains, back spending money. I predict that significant restrictions will continue longer than that BUT: If you're right a...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

I feel like its getting a bit unwieldy to continue a multi threaded discussion on each of these points but let me say this: CJS and Tommy, reading your response gave me the physical sensation of my heart sinking. Its a feeling i've had repeatedly over the last few months and I think it basically com...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

I'm not saying there actually is a conspiracy - I actually don't think there is in the true sense; i'm just agreeing that a lot of the supposedly nutty claims made in the early days are coming true. I guess my argument would be, look at leaders throughout thousands of years of history and look at th...
by MiG_Eater
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

"but so far the conspiracy theories have mostly come true" Care to list them? I don't exactly move in 'Conspiracy Theorist' circles - but I remember seeing the following predictions early last year. Incidentally - this was when I was fully in favour of an aggressive lockdown strategy - a position I...
by MiG_Eater
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

The law is simple and these people are breaking it. Unfortunately the law is an absolute joke in this regard. Disgusting that minding your own business with nobody outside your own household is enough to get you bothered by the police which, ironically, is the only thing causing these people any dan...
by MiG_Eater
Thu 04 Feb 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40057

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Exactly. The intention to run the show is clearly there - but we all know that if things take an unexpected turn for the worse things may change. Clearly if RIAT keep announcing "we're still on, we're still on" and then - totally out of their control - things change, that's a disaster for them. As i...
by MiG_Eater
Wed 03 Feb 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sad announcement from VTTS
Replies: 22
Views: 2267

Re: Sad announcement from VTTS

I was too young to remember ever seeing an RAF Vulcan, and so I have to pay enormous respect to Dr Pleming for playing such a major role in creating so many happy memories that arguably would simply not have happened otherwise. I raised some money for the Vulcan years ago and Dr Pleming was kind eno...
by MiG_Eater
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Yet again the argument seems to be that the vulnerable should be punished to protect those that are at almost no risk. It is absurd to say a centenarian should not be permitted to have what is likely to be a final holiday. Well, in actual fact, those at almost no risk have spent almost a year, and ...
by MiG_Eater
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

Yet again the argument seems to be that the vulnerable should be punished to protect those that are at almost no risk. It is absurd to say a centenarian should not be permitted to have what is likely to be a final holiday.
by MiG_Eater
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

That was his daughter riding the crest of the generosity wave for sure Perhaps, but again for a bit of balance, he's 100 and unlikely to be jetting off on his own. Given the choice of being accompanied by my family or a care worker, I know which I'd choose. Frankly if you're 100 years old you're cr...
by MiG_Eater
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229288

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

If it does transpire that it is not very effective in that group (especially when they’re only receiving the initial dose) then we’re in for a disastrous summer and my older family members will have been given false hope that they’re protected. I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that deaths...