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by Ken Shabby
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

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: 4279
Views: 195450

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: 27
Views: 4820

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: 4279
Views: 195450

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: 4279
Views: 195450

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: 87
Views: 10488

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: 87
Views: 10488

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: 1215
Views: 111027

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: 1215
Views: 111027

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: 1215
Views: 111027

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: 1673
Views: 88973

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: 4279
Views: 195450

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: 4279
Views: 195450

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...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

It’s looking like immunity doesn’t last too long, however, meaning jabs will be needed twice per year. Small price to pay, though. it's actually just the antibody that's been shown to decline in PCR tested positive patients. T cells are probably a more important factor in viral immunity. Jabs for 7...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

It’s looking like immunity doesn’t last too long, however, meaning jabs will be needed twice per year. Small price to pay, though. it's actually just the antibody that's been shown to decline in PCR tested positive patients. T cells are probably a more important factor in viral immunity. Jabs for 7...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Tommy wrote:
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 8:04 am
In other news, crumbs of hope are beginning to appear:

It’s looking like immunity doesn’t last too long, however, meaning jabs will be needed twice per year. Small price to pay, though.
by Ken Shabby
Sun 18 Oct 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Here we go ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54586897 Here we go what? This isn't data from the app - that remains anonymous - this is data about people who are legally obliged to self isolate being given to the police so they can police the law. If they don't want to abide by the law of the land, ...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Who would have thought that showing a picture of The Prophet to a class of schoolchildren, after advising the Muslim students that you are about to do it and to leave the room if they thought it would offend them, would be more dangerous than visiting a pub that doesn’t serve food. Holding up a car...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

An interesting question popped up by my neighbour yesterday - "Whats happened to all the fighting in the Middle East - they can't have just stopped cuz of the Flu (His Words)" Nothing has been on the media about this like we was getting almost every night, as we know the virus mainly affects the el...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Ken. I was typing my message as you posted your post before it. If I had seen your post before I posted I would probably would have waited. I wasn’t trying to make you feel bad for joking about meeting up in another area. My partner’s foster son’s wife ( life is complicated) has terminal cancer. Sh...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

My brother ( as I’ve already mentioned ) died of cancer to the end of March. Only 10 of us could attend his funeral in April. It would have been his 50th birthday tomorrow. At midnight where we live goes into Tier-3 at midnight, so not even half of the 10 who could attend his funeral can meet up to...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Did anyone see the briefing today? A member of the public asked Johnson about meeting of people between someone from Kent (tier1) and Essex (tier2), I think around childcare. He couldn’t answer what the rules were, waffled and said look at the website. These tier system was supposed to make things ...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

Yeah that’s my line of thinking, too. Which just isn’t a sustainable approach. The New Year to next Spring has to be the big decision point, in my view. A continuing cycle of lockdowns isn’t sustainable economically or socially. There will be mass unemployment like we’ve never seen before, potentia...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4279
Views: 195450

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

by IATthenRIAT » Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:27 pm Isn't that an attack on people with health conditions who may be affected by a vaccine if its not checked out by thier GP's first (to check out thier medical records)? Don't worry - I'm sure no-one is going to strap you to a bench and forcibly inject you. ...