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  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfellers View Post
    Reminds me off...

    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrock View Post
    Reminds me off...


    That was actually quite satisfying watching him make that!

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    Some good news:

    Coronavirus: Experiment in northern Italian town halts all new infections after trial

    From Sky news

    It's like the WHO said - WHO head: 'Our key message is: test, test, test'

    He said it is not possible to "fight a fire blindfolded", and social distancing measures and handwashing will not alone extinguish the epidemic.

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    That’s obviously the way to go. It’s evidently doable in a small town, and the Chinese, South Koreans and Singaporeans have done it for cities. Can we do it? Surely we must try.
    Last edited by aqua; 19-Mar-20 at 16:31.

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    Well, you can try if you like. But the time for action was months ago. That window of opportunity has now passed, and only now are folk thinking about it.

    When folk can't even be trusted to buy bog roll responsibly, there's no chance of them behaving responsibly in a lockdown.

    And if forced to lockdown, then all we will hear of is infringement of civil liberties and Human Rights.

    It's like having a castle with a moat around it. Its best defence, when an aggressive attacker rides over the hill, is to pull up the drawbridge and keep the attacker at least the width of the moat away. Our drawbridge is still down, and column after column of the enemy continue to ride in and massacre the occupants of the castle. Meanwhile, the occupants are preoccupied with buying toilet roll. At that stage, pulling up the drawbridge is rather futile.

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    Yes, you are correct.
    Just reading about perhaps over 100,000 in Southern Florida partying on the beach over the March break.
    No one is listening......people left Canada and went to Southern Countries with a warning not to go.
    Now the Borders are closed and they are calling for emergency flights home....And the Insurance Companies have notified them that their Insurance is being cancelled in less than 10 days.
    Totally irresponsible!

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    Last edited by Alrock; 20-Mar-20 at 03:39.
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    Just been out for my paper. Streams of people going into Lidl, buying anything edable. No one is going to stop 'panic' buying until the shelves have food on them again. It's a vicious cycle.

    Government and CEO's telling us there is plenty of food in the supply chain. No one believes you.

    Use the army to transport foodstuffs and a few soldiers with each delivery to restock shelves and one or two burly sqaddies by the tills to makes sure customers only buy one of everything.

    It really will become survival of the fittest soon.

    Ps anyone know how to kill and butcher a sheep....just for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfellers View Post
    ...Ps anyone know how to kill and butcher a sheep....just for future reference.
    You provide a sheep & I'll give it a go, plenty of videos on YouTube.
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    I can just see it now. Ravenous townies, down to their last 3 pallets of pasta, hacking open a sheep, spewing on the spot then wondering why it isnt full of oven ready cuts on polystyrene trays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    I can just see it now. Ravenous townies, down to their last 3 pallets of pasta, hacking open a sheep, spewing on the spot then wondering why it isnt full of oven ready cuts on polystyrene trays.
    That wont be too far from the truth!. When I ran a poultry farm we had organised groups visit every now and then. Kids were horrified to actually watch a hot wet egg come out of a hens backside. They swore they would never eat another one.

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    Some sound advice.


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    So the predicted utter farce descends upon the UK. Governments promising vast amounts of cash they don't have, in exchange for a request to internally suffer massive disruption. Meanwhile, on the borders.....

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    OK, not all of those inbound flights are for the UK - Some are overflying and heading for France, Germany, Switczerland, etc. And to think, all this disruption could have been avoided if we had simply stopped people entering the country. Thats all, nothing more. But they said that doing that would have "an economic impact". Ah-ha.

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    The UK's position in the league table of "Cases per 1 million of population" = 44th
    China's position = 54th

    The only position China has at the top of any list now is total number of cases as an individual country. And will likely lose that spot to Italy in less than a week.

    But still folk think they can change the outcome of Coronavirus at this ridiculously late stage.
    Last edited by orkneycadian; 22-Mar-20 at 17:43. Reason: Missed a whole word out of a sentence. Sheesh!

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    This idea of Tesco`s to allow a priority hour to the over 70`s and NHS staff etc can not possibily work, The store opens at 6am so the store is immeadiatly full of shoppers, So come 9am there is nowt left. Then do they chuck everyone out of the store for an hour? No they do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrepairman View Post
    ..... Tesco`s...... The store opens at 6am
    At last! The perpetual question that this forum has been asking for the last 10 years has been answered! Admin, can the above post be pinned so that the question need never be asked again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    At last! The perpetual question that this forum has been asking for the last 10 years has been answered! Admin, can the above post be pinned so that the question need never be asked again?
    Only for Wickers... 7am here in Thurso.
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulmar View Post

    Hidden behind a paywall, C&P please.
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    I followed Fulmar’s link and also hit the paywall.

    Then I Googled ‘Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population — Oxford study’.

    This avoided the paywall, at least for me.

    The result of the Oxford study isn’t popular amongst other scientists:

    https://www.livescience.com/amp/half...s-covid19.html

    It’s hard to know what to think when professional epidiomologists at leading universities come up with such disparate models!

    We need data. We need to test, test, test, and then test some more. Like they do in China.

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