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Re: Coronabollocks..

#281 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm

Jetex Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 am
I'm not fatalistic at all, just saying that Nature has a part to play, as do we.
One of us will prevail, and my money's on Nature.
It's fascinating. There's always a mindset that is comforted by the 'motion to do nothing.'

And then there's those who prefer to be proactive.
JJ, the proactive may indeed delay getting ill. They very few proactive will even develop a viable vaccine, but nature will get there too.

Nature has already spared many and killed a few. Nature, the virus, may mutate faster than man can respond. That requires fatalism rather than despair but does not equate to nothing.

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#282 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:48 pm

Pontius Navigator wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm

JJ, the proactive may indeed delay getting ill. They very few proactive will even develop a viable vaccine, but nature will get there too.

Nature has already spared many and killed a few. Nature, the virus, may mutate faster than man can respond. That requires fatalism rather than despair but does not equate to nothing.
PN breathing delays our dying due to asphyxiation and ultimately we will stop breathing and die or die and stop breathing. I am of the school that favours the expedient of delaying the inevitable by keeping breathing for as long as possible and it is this will to action that makes us part of the quick and not the dead. Doing nothing is not an option! ;)))

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#283 Post by ian16th » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm

"I told them I was ill!" - Spike Milligan.
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#284 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:55 pm

ian16th wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm
"I told them I was ill!" - Spike Milligan.
In Gaelic of course...

Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite

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#285 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:20 pm

More Coronabollocks....
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#286 Post by ian16th » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm

POTUS
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#287 Post by brickhistory » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:20 pm
More Coronabollocks....

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But still not Hillary.

And that has made all the difference...
What's his plan? A Russian doesn't take a dump without a plan.

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#288 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm

Brick, times like this make your previous bunker attractive? 😀

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#289 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm

brickhistory wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:20 pm
More Coronabollocks....

Guess who.JPG
But still not Hillary.

And that has made all the difference...

Besser der Teufel als Hillary eh? ;)))
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#290 Post by brickhistory » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:48 pm

Pontius Navigator wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Brick, times like this make your previous bunker attractive? 😀
Amen, brother!
What's his plan? A Russian doesn't take a dump without a plan.

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#291 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm

How does TfL reduce the risk due to overcrowding for Tube passengers?

Well, first they close some stations - and some lines - and then they run fewer trains on the remaining lines.

Yes - that'll work!

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#292 Post by Woody » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm

Off-licences have been added to the government's list of essential UK retailers allowed to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
The list was updated on Wednesday amid increasing reports supermarkets are selling out of some beers and wines.
What a relief :-bd
Can the last person to leave,please feed the cat.

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#293 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:10 pm

Woody wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Off-licences have been added to the government's list of essential UK retailers allowed to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
The list was updated on Wednesday amid increasing reports supermarkets are selling out of some beers and wines.
What a relief :-bd
Just bought a bottle of Chapel Down English Rose from Tenterden in Kent (I assume)...

Oh bliss... =))
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#294 Post by Rwy in Sight » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:43 pm

Woody wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Off-licences have been added to the government's list of essential UK retailers allowed to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
The list was updated on Wednesday amid increasing reports supermarkets are selling out of some beers and wines.
What a relief :-bd
I guess who would have omitted off-licence from the list of essential stores.

Though, I thought that super-markets do sell beer and wines. Is there something I don't see?

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#295 Post by Jetex Jim » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:11 pm

JJ, the proactive may indeed delay getting ill. They very few proactive will even develop a viable vaccine, but nature will get there too.

Nature has already spared many and killed a few. Nature, the virus, may mutate faster than man can respond. That requires fatalism rather than despair but does not equate to nothing.
So, if we change our behaviour that means the virus has won, right?

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#296 Post by BenThere » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:09 am

No, we change our behavior to defeat the virus. Any way you look at it today, that adaptability is our strength. I'm not certain, but fairly confident, this health and medical challenge will be conquered before too long, maybe six months. The economic aftermath may take longer.

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#297 Post by llondel » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:16 am

I'm inclined to agree with the six months, definitely not the 15 days that Trump seems to have pinned his hopes on. If we're lucky, the claims that warmer weather will clobber it might come true, although I have my doubts on that one without a bit more rigorous testing. That also doesn't help places that don't get warm enough.

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#298 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 am

Woody wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Off-licences have been added to the government's list of essential UK retailers allowed to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
The list was updated on Wednesday amid increasing reports supermarkets are selling out of some beers and wines.
What a relief :-bd
But our local district council, while permitting pubs to provide a take away food service forbid them selling alcohol unless they have an off licence. Means lots of good draught beer going off.

I suppose they could give it away, no VAT to pay. Provide clean 5l containers,£10 a go. Years ago our local brewer had a cancelled order from Italy. Two options: pour it down the drain and have the Environment Agency round their necks or give it to the local RAF Station to filter it. Hard work but I did my bit.

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#299 Post by Boac » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:59 am

llondel wrote:he claims that warmer weather will clobber it might come true,
how did that work in Australia?

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#300 Post by barkingmad » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:48 am

Boac wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:59 am
llondel wrote:he claims that warmer weather will clobber it might come true,
how did that work in Australia?
Easy! Our UK health minister was seen by millions on TV saying that whilst washing our (own) hands with soap and water “the hot water will kill the virus”.
So that’s all right then, maximum hand-tolerant temperature water will destroy Covid-19. It must be true ‘cos a UK Govt minister said so.

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