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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 18:57 
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Strip Clubs generally have pretty cheap alcohol - their money comes from other revenues, after all. But not on Leicester Square.


Back when I worked in an office, the group nights out would sometimes end in the local strip club mainly because it was the only place still serving drinks at that hour. Also, my boss, when drunk, would always suggest going.


Which would have been my cue to leave, though I probably wouldn’t be there anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 19:18 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Strip Clubs generally have pretty cheap alcohol - their money comes from other revenues, after all. But not on Leicester Square.


Back when I worked in an office, the group nights out would sometimes end in the local strip club mainly because it was the only place still serving drinks at that hour. Also, my boss, when drunk, would always suggest going.


Which would have been my cue to leave, though I probably wouldn’t be there anyway.

Because you don’t work with Devilman and it’d be weird if you just rocked up on his work do?

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Deeply cynical me says that today’s announcement by trump of “wear masks” and “this will get worse” has been deliberately timed in light of Election Day, knowing that Dems are more likely to heed this advice than republicans with regard to the anti mask shit both here and in other countries.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 20:42 
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That big fire in London tonight apparently started in a bakery. Here’s hoping it ends the plague.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 20:57 
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That big fire in London tonight apparently started in a bakery. Here’s hoping it ends the plague.


King Charles 2nd took great interest in the Fire of London to the extent he was drawing up plans with officials to help stop it, and wandering about the city itself giving people money for working really hard fighting the inferno.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 18:42 
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Went to Tesco with my mask, about a dozen people in the shop, 11 of them had masks on. One did not. No one seemed to say anything to him. I was outside the shop before I noticed, so didn't have the opportunity. Before that point I was thinking it's actually quite amazing that everyone just adapted and carried of with no real fuss. I almost wanted to hang around to see what, if anything, would have happened when he went to pay

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 18:45 
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Went to Tesco with my mask, about a dozen people in the shop, 11 of them had masks on. One did not. No one seemed to say anything to him. I was outside the shop before I noticed, so didn't have the opportunity. Before that point I was thinking it's actually quite amazing that everyone just adapted and carried of with no real fuss. I almost wanted to hang around to see what, if anything, would have happened when he went to pay

Nothing will happen. Shops have been told by their unions not to enforce the new law

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 18:48 
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I've bought masks. They're on my desk. The one I sat at for 8 hours today. Then I was in a rush to get to the shop and I forgot it. Shit. The guy in the shop was very sarcastic and the guy in the offy was more offhand, but FUCKIT. Keeping one in the car from now on.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 18:54 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
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Went to Tesco with my mask, about a dozen people in the shop, 11 of them had masks on. One did not. No one seemed to say anything to him. I was outside the shop before I noticed, so didn't have the opportunity. Before that point I was thinking it's actually quite amazing that everyone just adapted and carried of with no real fuss. I almost wanted to hang around to see what, if anything, would have happened when he went to pay

Nothing will happen. Shops have been told by their unions not to enforce the new law

Hopefully herd mask wearing will prevent anything too bad.

Also, I live in South West Devon, one of the least affected areas in the UK

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 21:37 
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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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A guy that's big in the fitspo world for his "revolutionary" approach to building the glute muscles (Bret Contreras) has announced he has coronavirus and pretty much every single comment on his instagram post is a supposed miracle cure from an unqualified internet rando. I don't know why I found this surprising.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 20:22 
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A chap I work with has come down with it. Fit and healthy in his 30s, so very much in the "should be nothing to worry about" category, but he's apparently feeling really rough.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 19:01 
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my father in laws cancer has taken a turn for the worse
so we will probably drive to the uk in a week or two
we would be driving from NL to UK, the tunnel terminal being an iffy place maybe but otherwise we'd be in our metal box barring toilet facilities and petrol
steves parents have been in strict self isolation, but he is in hospital now, at least until next week thursday
they live in a village near Reading

can anyone give me an idea what the rules currently are in the uk?
where are you supposed to wear masks?
are we allowed to sleep at parent in laws house according to the rules?
we were planning to not go anywhere, I've hardly left the house since march, so I'm not prepared


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 19:29 
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Hi Miki,

So sorry for the downturn in your father-in-law’s condition and dad reason for your trip.

You’ll need a mask in the hospital, in any shops and similar indoor areas, and any travel terminals and whilst travelling in anything other than your personal vehicle.

I don’t think even 1% of people could tell you the rules on who you can meet where, indoors or outdoors, or whether you can sleep over, but I found this which might answer questions?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... nd-cant-do

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 19:48 
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Thank you very much mimi, that is very helpful and it actually does say it is allowed as we would be two households
edit though much would depend on if they will start chemo because if they do and he is home then we should not stay there and maybe not visit at all
it's all very upsetting and I dont know what to tell Katie


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:04 
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So sorry to hear that miki - what a terrible time to have to deal with this (not that there's any right time for cancer, but hopefully you know what I mean :S ) Thinking of you all :luv:

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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So sorry to hear that miki - what a terrible time to have to deal with this (not that there's any right time for cancer, but hopefully you know what I mean :S ) Thinking of you all :luv:
thank you! :luv:


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 
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Late last night, the government announced a new lockdown in the Greater Manchester area. I'm not sure letting this filter out at that hour is conducive to getting people onside, or adequately informing them on what they can or can't do.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:38 
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Is anyone else getting dreams where you’re out in public places (supermarkets, community centres, hospitals, art galleries are some of mine) and people keep coming up REALLY CLOSE , and it’s suddenly really crowded, and your mask has disappeared, and people are touching your hands, and you’re being made to pick things up... etc?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:18 
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Not really.

I did have that Asda one where Martin Clunes tried to snog me. I'm getting lots of quite bizarre dreams, but not remembering all of them. I'm assuming it's my brain's way of dealing with all the crap lurking around at the back of my mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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A wealthy retired friend of ours rang yesterday. He lives in Scotland and sometimes in Tenerife. He's been sailing his boat around the Scottish sea lochs with a variety of friends but is popping down to Manchester to see some of his relatives and called to see if we wanted to go out for a meal over the weekend.

My wife asked me what I thought about it, before she called him back.

I did try not to go full rant about it, but made it clear that:

a) We shouldn't be going anywhere that's not essential travel.

b) He's definitely not in our bubble.

c) He's been travelling about with people we don't know with the obvious possibility of getting infected.

d) Manchester's back in full lockdown as from yesterday because of a spike in cases of Covid.

e) Manchester's crowded with people who are not social distancing properly. I see them every day while I'm at work.

f) The bars, pubs and restaurants I've passed are not imposing distancing properly.

So she politely declined his kind offer.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Mimi wrote:
Is anyone else getting dreams where you’re out in public places (supermarkets, community centres, hospitals, art galleries are some of mine) and people keep coming up REALLY CLOSE , and it’s suddenly really crowded, and your mask has disappeared, and people are touching your hands, and you’re being made to pick things up... etc?


Oddly enough no, as I am nominally anxious person. I did dream about catching it a few nights ago for the first time - the symptoms were exactly like if you were really drunk, for some reason.

I did have a good dream last night though. I dreamt they made a Deus Ex movie - y'know, that one about the the trenchcoat wearing conspiracy-bothering cyborg JC Denton who talks in an emotionless monotone in a cyberpunk near-future. They cast David Puddy from Seinfeld as the lead, and Larry David as his helicopter pilot.

It was the best dream ever. Still chuckling.

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The level of stupidity is going up.

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What a complete fucking moron. If he wins again then all hope is officially lost.


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About a quarter of the people shopping in Merry Hill have no masks and are looking very smug about it all.
Stupid twats, but with zero enforcement it’s no surprise.


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Northampton has gone from 10% masks to 99% masks, which was a surprise.


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About a quarter of the people shopping in Merry Hill have no masks and are looking very smug about it all.
Stupid twats, but with zero enforcement it’s no surprise.


I was in Merry Hill today too! I wore a mask though.


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That’s why he didn’t recognise you.

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That’s why he didn’t recognise you.


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A few months ago the security guards would have you out of there for dressing like that.

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It's causing havoc in my shop, I'm ending up in conversation with complete time-wasters because I don't recognise them early enough to look busy.


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https://goodlawproject.org/news/the-ppe-fiasco/

And then this, a copy of an email from the project, sent to a friend of mine, outlining specific shenanigans.

"The Government awarded a PPE contract worth £252 million to Ayanda Capital Limited, a ‘family office’ owned through a tax haven in Mauritius, with connections to Liz Truss. It is the largest PPE contract we have seen to date.

In response to judicial review proceedings issued by Good Law Project, the Government has admitted that the 50 million FFP2 masks they purchased from Ayanda Capital – for a price that we calculate to be between £156m and £177m – “will not be used in the NHS” because “there was concern as to whether the[y]… provided an adequate fixing.”

So, unless Government finds another use for, or seeks to sell, those unsuitable masks, that money has been wasted. And as for the remaining 150 million Type IIR masks purchased from Ayanda Capital? Government has admitted they also require further testing and have not been released for use in the NHS.

We have also unearthed another absolutely remarkable feature of the £252 million Ayanda contract. Matt Hancock’s lawyers have now admitted they planned to enter into that contract with a £100 company wholly owned by Liz Truss' adviser Andrew Mills and his wife. Mr Mills asked - and Government agreed - to enter into it with Ayanda instead because the £100 company (Prospermill Limited) didn’t have “international payment infrastructure.” Just how much has this arrangement prospered Mills?

Good Law Project and EveryDoctor has now issued three sets of judicial review proceedings in relation to the procurement of PPE - with a pest controller, a confectioner, and Ayanda/Prospermill. Not one of those contracts has resulted in any PPE yet being released for use in the NHS. The entirety of the PPE delivered under these three contracts is either untested or has already been found to be unusable.

These are the facts – and they are not disputed.

The more we scratch the surface of the PPE fiasco, the more shocking the details that emerge. If we are to prevent more PPE failures and protect public funds, we need proper answers from this Government"

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