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  1. Yes. Basically. And not just to relocate - but to relocate to purpose built better suited state of the art facilities. Indeed. Yet another reason for facing up to the eventual need to move away from that riverside residence.
  2. For a bunch of people that, by and large, constantly espouse to the public that they must be preared to embrace change and progress in so much of life - and accepting varied hardships and temporary inconceniences that may result from time to time when doing so - they really are a bunch of hypocrites. They are offered chance to spend billions on state of the art new parliamentary facilities to replace the overcrowded museum they current work in....BUT No. They want to spend that same amount of money to have the luxury to stay in a Grade 1 listed building well past its sell by date for efficient use in the modern world. Moving to new buildings doesn't mean abandoning the pomp, ceremony and traditions associated with parliamentary life, which is presumably so important to these indulgent twits. Most other nations, developed or not, perform their parliamentary duties just as well (or just as badly some might say!) from relatively modern buildings. So why can't we?! I'd love to see/hear what sort of feeble excuses were offered for turning down the opportunity to relocate parliament to new facilities.
  3. A Recession is when your neighbour/friend loses their job. A Depression is when you lose yours!
  4. Call me cynical but let me guess, without even opening this link/watching the video......he ends up advising everyone to buy gold? 🙂
  5. ROFL I'm wondering IF, in similar vein, the Daily Mail will now stop slipping in mention of house values in every 'people story' they publish. You know "The couple, who lived in a £350,000 house, were often seen....." type of thing.
  6. What bills? The vaccines are "safe and effective". Hadn't you heard? 😉
  7. Indeed. It's hard to know IF they're going to end up with multiple 'waves', like everyone else, or for them the whole pandemic will be a 'one and done' affair. Also of note is that the average age of death appears to be ticking upwards marginally (though, to be fair, I appreciate two or three data points does not really establish a trend). I have mentioned before that the percentage of cases thus far involving the elderly has been relatively small. Which suggests that IF (when?) the virus eventually starts to make inroads into the elderly population then the deaths will finally tick upward significantly. Also, of continued curiosity (to say the least) is the observation of the percentage of hospitalisations by vaccination status:- Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (28 cases / 11%); Partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (8 cases / 3%); Double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (63 cases / 26%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (148 cases / 60%)
  8. You're missing my main point and concern - which is the seeming increase in cases where the amount of time that has passed since the supposed event(s) is measured in decades even.
  9. 'Immaturity'? A bit rich coming from fat boy who likes to execute people with anti-aircraft guns. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-reports-232880-more-people-with-fever-symptoms-amid-covid-19-outbreak-2022-05-17/?taid=628485878664e80001984427&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Given the high levels of poor nutrition in the country I wonder how badly they'll be affected, now that the virus seems to have finally taken a foothold there?
  10. Yawn. New research shows that the mere threat of a disease with a >99.5% overall survival rate turns many people into irrational idiots, though it's not yet firmly established the extent of prevailing idiocy prior to arrival of Covid. EDIT UPDATE: Judging by the time at which you posted your message I'd say it also turns people into insomniacs.
  11. I must say that this whole phenomenon of people being accused, charged and even convicted of (all manner of) crimes from not just few years but decades back does trouble me just a little bit, and seems to be increasing?? It seems to me that more of these cases, and convictions, are of the finger pointing "he/she did this" form rather than, say, someone being found guilty through new forensic evidence (e.g. DNA or photographs/video linking accused to scene/time of an already established crime - such robbery, murder, fraud, etc). I have no doubt that there will be cases where there is simply overwhelming evidence/testimony from so many independent sources that wrongdoing by the accused is beyond all reasonable doubt, e.g. Saville. But it is these individual/smaller number accuser type cases, and convictions, that trouble me. I'm sure it's because I'm not a lawyer and am not sufficiently familiar with deeply academic legal principles and processes (e.g. definition of what constitutes 'proof' for a given situation, etc). I would certainly like to learn a little bit more about it. Because, as the OP alluded above.....IF someone can be convicted on the basis of what, in effect, amounts to personal 'finger pointing' testimony - but which might be well rehearsed/skillfully presented to a jury - for things that, for many, supposedly occured so long ago that most peoples memories struggle.... then it is far from being cynical to counter claim that the process could be abused for personal gain/pure malice/revenge/etc.
  12. I, from from about April 2020 onwards, never gave any serious attention to any of the 'hysteria' in the first place - so you'll be better informed than me for sure.
  13. Actually he has, apparently, lost quite a bit of weight recently. Still podgy to say the least. But noticeably no longer morbidly obese. Maybe the Covid scare was just what was needed to help him ditch the Krispy Kreme doughnuts? Or maybe they finally found a doctor with the guts to tell him something unpleasant to his face? LOL Whatever the reason shame the same can't be said for the Brits and Yanks.
  14. So, in the space of a few months they went from hysterically threatening/demanding everyone get vaccinated or, ultimately, go to prison....to "Hey! What's all the fuss about". I guess they're lucky that so many voters, in developed nations like theirs, these days has a memory span shorter than that of a goldfish - so enabling governments to get away with such monumental about turns in policy without significant backlash from the public.
  15. You personally might 'sense' that to be the case, but the official figures show it to be a wee bit lower. Still about 1 in 20 or so that are not vaxxed (though some will simply not qualify through sheer medical frailty preventing them from being given the vaccine). https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1075079/National_flu_and_COVID-19_surveillance_report_12_May_2022_week_19.pdf
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