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Habeas Domus

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  1. It's preparation in case one or more of the vaccines has to be withdrawn due to some unforeseen problem. If we end up with lots of space vaccines which is looking likely they will probably be re-sold to Europe. Assuming brexit hasnt snookered that possibility.
  2. Or to put that another way, 24 out of 25 hospitalized have NOT had the vaccine, 96%
  3. Craig Murray's blog has been an excellent source of detail on the legal battles between Sturgeon/Salmond This video is a good summary of the whole thing (starts at 6 minutes in) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8NjRSUkkWE https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/ The Salmond court case posts are currently deleted because Craig is now fighting a contempt of court action despite being very careful not to name any names or identifying information on his blog. This seems to me like a heavy handed attempt to cover up the truth and shows that the Scottish parliament have too much influence over
  4. The 'once in a generation' thing How long is a generation? Social generations are cohorts of people born in the same date range and who share similar cultural experiences A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively." It can also be described as, "the average period, generally considered to be about 3-6 years, during which children are born and grow up to develop." 2014 + 6 = 2020 so its overdue
  5. Total covid cases in the UK are about to top 4 million. 50% of those (2 million ish) happened in the last 4 weeks, how many are coming in the next month? When you run the numbers, someone who has had a vaccine today is at about the same risk as someone without the vaccine back in November.
  6. Deal with RICS agreed over weekend Homeowners in buildings without cladding will no longer need an EWS1 fire safety form to sell or re-mortgage their property, the government has said. https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/government-announces-ews1-exemption-for-buildings-without-cladding/5109154.article
  7. August 1973 - Summerland, Douglas, Isle of Man - 50 dead - Clad with Oroglas flammable acrylic April 1991 - Knowsley Heights, Huyton, Merseyside - No deaths - Reclad with flammable material June 1999 - Garnock Court, Irvine - 1 death - Reclad with flammable material July 2009 - Lakanhal House, Camberwell - 6 dead - Refurbished with flammable cladding So more than 40 years of evidence that flammable cladding on tall buildings is a bad idea. Grenfell Tower refurb architects were somehow unaware of fire safety advice for tall buildings, but were selected on basis of cost.
  8. Or a slight twist on that: 1. Announce the policy in advance, knowing there is no govt time to actually introduce it, but which still might have the effect of slowing or stopping the rush of people all trying to move out from London at once. 2. Sell own house in central London before it's too late.
  9. Organic eggs are currently 3.8% of the market. However Liquid egg for food processors accounts for 68% of the total production and almost none of that is organic. So if you are looking at whole eggs, then organic is around 10% although if you shop in Waitrose I'd estimate their sales as closer to 70% just based on the shelf space. https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/what-is-organic/organic-eggs/ "Free-range" eggs are a marketing con, if you don't want to buy organic, just own it and buy battery eggs - they are the same thing.
  10. Routine debeaking is forbidden in organic egg production, so you can have brown eggs from a non debeaked hen, you just can't mass produce them in small cages.
  11. The French govt should put those cartoons on giant posters on every street corner, then the extremist nutcases who can't handle a joke about Mohamed will have to get used to it.
  12. I wonder if you sell for a loss, can you then use that to claim tax relief and get a huge refund?
  13. This is an attitude I see from a lot of "IT experts" - it is working now so everything must be fine. I have seen software bugs which only manifested themselves after 8pm on alternate Thursdays because that happened to hit a combination of conditions which nobody had thought to test, 'it's working now' means nothing.
  14. https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2020/sep/24/why-have-house-prices-in-england-shot-up-since-the-1990s-video-explainer A good simple explanation worth passing to people who still think its "all due to immigration"
  15. First rate people hire other First rate people. Second rate people hire Third rate people. Third rate people hire Chris 'Failing' Grayling and Dido 'Dumbo' Harding.
  16. This is an area where you want to tread carefully - get advice from Shelter. You do not want to make it easy for the bank to evict, they will prefer to get vacant possession so they can sell the house for more money. But if the house is sold for less money with you as sitting tenants, well that's the landlord's problem not yours.
  17. If you follow Louis Rossmann on youtube he has a bunch of posts about NY real estate - after years of rental properties sitting empty, asking a rent level that nobody will pay, a lot of commercial mortgages are being re-evaluated this year. That will feed through to a bunch of losses appearing in the balance sheet of some large banks before long.
  18. Every time there is a 'boom' in shared ownership it is rapidly followed by a bust in house prices. It is the best sign you will get of having reached the toppiest top with only one way to go from here on. The stamp duty cut will probably be made permanent but even that won't stop the inevitable. If they restore SD next year that will crash the market, if they don't, that will signal that the party is over.
  19. During August the number of tests performed in France went from a few hundred per day to several thousand. More testing = more cases
  20. Catching Covid is not a binary thing, the viral load you ingest will affect the severity of the disease and the likelihood of morbidity. If you are 93 and ingest a single Covid particle you very likely will not get ill. If you are 23 and ingest 5,000 Covid particles you very likely will get ill. Wearing a mask is not a 100% filter (unless you have a sealed carefully fitted N95 mask), so they dont stop you from getting ill but they do greatly reduce the viral load. Back in March nobody was wearing a mask, today the majority of people, at least in vulnerable groups are wearin
  21. A useful way to think about the statistics is the total deaths per hour. In England and Wales the normal total number is about 60 per hour (1 per minute) from 2019 figures. At the peak, deaths from Covid were running at around 20 per hour, so 1 in 3 deaths were from Covid. The problem is that if we have a second wave and it is unchecked, it could easily be double or 10 times or 100 times the previous peak. There is an accelerator factor to this, as soon as critical ICU capacity in the NHS is overwhelmed, the death rate will shoot up because suddenly the majority of cases wo
  22. If you want a society with equality for all, then you have to dismantle ALL the causes of inequality.
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