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by Teaboy
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:13 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.

we can hope
by Teaboy
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:08 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.

Tommy wrote:
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:32 pm
These are some bloody good numbers:

Isn't this the whole counting each glove instead of pairs of gloves all over again?

3.1 million total vaccinations..

nope.

Only 420,150 have received both doses and are thus vaccinated.
by Teaboy
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 11:26 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.

"Avoid, wherever possible" absolutely does not mean "do not". Those are not rules Verelli, they are suggestions..... Essentially what the government is saying is "it's a lockdown, unless it isn't"...... Sounds familiar from February last year really..... Work from home unless you can't. This governm...
by Teaboy
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 1:08 pm
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Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Proud to be British?

This can be extended to a national level. Just because you're not directly associated with something doesn't mean you are not making a contribution. Why not extend it to an international level? Oh yeah, cos it's jingoist nonsense and I'm calling you out on it. Still... nearly 100,000 deaths and a f...
by Teaboy
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 1:03 pm
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Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Proud to be British?

No I'm fairly confident that neither pbeardmore or I had anything to do with either the Vulcan or for example any Covid vaccine or it's approval.

You might be confusing Awe with Pride, the former being a totally reasonable reaction.
by Teaboy
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 12:29 pm
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Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Proud to be British?

"a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired." If forum members were "closely associated" with the development of the Vulcan, Spitfire, the jet...
by Teaboy
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 11:19 am
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Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Proud to be British?

Why would anyone be proud of something, like nationality, they had no choice over, played no part in and did nothing to achieve? It's such a bizarre concept, to be proud of being British. How wrong can you be? Quite a lot apparently. You have a choice where you live. Any cohesive community requires...
by Teaboy
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 12:05 am
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Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Proud to be British?

Why would anyone be proud of something, like nationality, they had no choice over, played no part in and did nothing to achieve?

It's such a bizarre concept, to be proud of being British.
by Teaboy
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 2:47 pm
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Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
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Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I’m really glad a deal was done. Kind of weird to see “LETS GO WTO” people gloating about it, given that hard Brexiteers wanted no deal and remainers wanted a deal, but honestly, I’m so full of cheese and chocolate, who cares. The damn thing is done. Huzzah! It's not, because we still have to live ...
by Teaboy
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 7:06 pm
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Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
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Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 5:11 pm
The deal means that the UK has still carried out the most pointless, expensive and needless act in its recent history.

What nation puts up barriers to trade? Of its own accord. Unprecedented move and one that will haunt us for years.
One full of idiots.
by Teaboy
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 8:58 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Whitty said (if I recall correctly) around July/August time that when Schools reopened that other parts that were opened (such as hospitality) may have to close to keep the R down. It was a “known”that schools could bump the R up, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. Anyone who knows someone with kids wi...
by Teaboy
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 7:58 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.

Whitty said (if I recall correctly) around July/August time that when Schools reopened that other parts that were opened (such as hospitality) may have to close to keep the R down. It was a “known”that schools could bump the R up, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. Anyone who knows someone with kids wi...
by Teaboy
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 6:50 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.

Has anybody found data regarding where the infection in spreading - in terms of location so pubs, gyms, large shops, small shops, households etc. I can't help thinking that closing non-essential shops but keeping pubs serving food and gyms open could have been a good tier 2.5 given that the shops o...
by Teaboy
Mon 21 Dec 2020, 8:05 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.

calls for a national lockdown at number 10 according to the guardian....

I'm not really sure why the one ended on Dec 2nd....
by Teaboy
Mon 21 Dec 2020, 7:04 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.

Not strictly covid related, but it's worth checking out entry number 8 in the UK MIDweek Singles Chart.
https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/s ... rt-update/

Not sure how long it will be there.
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 10:41 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.

Let's not pretend marijuana is harm free, particularly the current strains being grown. Sure, it's less harmful than alcohol, but it can cause depression, paranoia and mania, particularly in teenagers/adolescents. I usually advocate against it's use, and to be fair I don't mean to be advocating it'...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 9:55 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.

Anyway the point I was making is that you cannot encourage people to use recreational drugs, when there is a health impact (not to mention the foul stench), to pay off the national debt. But we can encourage them to go back to work and school when there is a pandemic? This is my point. Anyone who s...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 9:53 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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I knew someone who smoked the odd joint and although he was a chilled out guy he was paranoid. He wouldn’t add anyone on Facebook, when he left the company he didn’t want to keep in touch with anyone. He didn’t have anything to hide, but was adamant he didn’t want to keep in touch with anyone other...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 6:21 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.

your intial suggestion was that there was an "Alternative to lockdown". All you've done so far is provide silly exagerated version of lockdowns. What is your alternative to lockdown.... it cannot be another version of lockdown, because that's a variation not an alternative. Suggesting the Typhoon be...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 6:13 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.

So you agree there ARE alternatives ? My argument was that people aren’t discussing options, because to discuss options you first need to agree there are alternatives ( you said there are none except your preferred Lockdown - which doesn’t lockdown everyone ). You can’t discuss options and merits o...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 6:08 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.

But for the purposes of this discussion, let's rephrase the question from "What are the alternatives to lock down?" To "What are the realistic alternatives to lock down?" Neither of the options you presented, locking down everyone including doctors, or doing absolutely nothing, are realistic alterna...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 6:03 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 pretty sure the parameters of a full lockdown is widely known, plenty of countries did it. It has nothing to do with personal preference. The people who need to stay at work in order for society to keep ticking over would cover both you and I, as members of society. They should be paid more. Ins...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 5:54 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.

What is your obsession with legalising drugs? Sorry. It's not even a vested interest. But it would be a good option. legalise marijuana and tax it... Raise revenue while at the same time alleviating lock down fatigue. It would be very popular, it's easy, it's safe. I also choose it as for many the ...
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 5:52 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 which lockdown we had that involved all those "essential" services being stopped. If there was one, I don't remember it, and it's not the one I'm suggesting should have been longer.
by Teaboy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 5:38 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.

It's a bit like going on a car journey but before you leave you notice a flat tyre. You decide you don't want to pay the £50 for a new tyre so you go anyway. Half way there as a result of the flat you crash. Now you have the bill for the new tyre, + repairs to the car, +an increase on your premium, ...