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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

You know training to be a nurse isn't something that can be done in an afternoon at the job centre don't you?

where my dad had his done there was an "army" of volunteers from a local charity with the football club.

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This item was edited on Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 12:21

RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

new Bicep CD - Isles, so far so good if you like your dance music/electronica, whatever "the kids" call it these days :)

https://open.spotify.com/album/0EdtTRCl3J22AnWrNpH1w9?si=WpwEyB83RJ-cy4UWK2kXRg


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This item was edited on Friday, 22nd January 2021, 11:41

RE: [VIDEO] Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Not official yet...

Quote:

Japan looks for a way out of Tokyo Olympics because of Covid


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/japan-looks-for-a-way-out-of-tokyo-olympics-because-of-virus-lf868xfnd


Quote:
The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032.

but also:

Quote:
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Vaccine rollout will help us stage rescheduled event, says chief executive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/55762303

Quote:
Olympic organisers hope the Covid-19 vaccine will mean the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games can take place in July - despite a newspaper report on Friday casting doubt on their going ahead.

An unnamed government official was quoted in the Times stating it would be "too difficult" to hold the event.




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This item was edited on Friday, 22nd January 2021, 11:21

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

My in laws are both having their 1st one next week, and were told 2nd will be two weeks after. Same health authority, but different surgery to my dad, but strange how they get notice of 2nd.

I wonder if that means, if you were middle aged, but one of the older ppl in your surgery, you'd get done sooner?

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RE: [VIDEO] Black Mirror: Anyone caught this?

So, the other night, I fancied watching Death to 2020. I realised I hadn't actually watched Bandersnatch or the last series of Black Mirror!

So the last few nights I watched them, I enjoyed them, they were good, but not up to the previous high standard. Also, despite not being that "Black Mirrory", I think I'm in a minority, but enjoyed the Miley Cyrus Vs. Nine Inch Nails one the most :)

As always, made you think, interesting how the 2nd one reminded me of how when we were kids, drink driving is bad, was drummed into our heads, but there doesn't seem as much effort to drive the message home about "texting and driving" etc.

I really enjoyed Death to 2020. Especially the soccer mom and Samnuel L Jackson, they were both excellent. I liked the way the first 30 mins or so about covid were quite funny, then as the subject change, it sobered up, before slowly getting back into comedy.



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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal 2020/21 Season

Lol, we should stream a video of us social distancing watching it "together" screaming at our screens :)

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal 2020/21 Season

I see Saturday's (cup)and Tuesday's (league - we're 2 points/1 place above you) matches are on BT sport, I think I'm glad lockdown means I can't go next door to watch it ;)

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 16:06

RE: 2021 Consoles

shopto apparently has/had them, there was a hotukdeal post, again ppl speculating "scalpers" got them all

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[VIDEO] RE:The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

wasn't sure if this should go here, or Biden thread? 2nd half puts it here I think :)





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This item was edited on Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 09:11

[VIDEO] RE:What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

I really really like the current single, and previous one by Bicep, played quite a lot on R1 and 6 music, album is out on Friday:





and just saw this video, quite like what I've heard of slowthai





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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

some subtle fence sitting there, I'll have to read the comments to work out what he thinks of Trump's presidency ;)

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[VIDEO] RE: Smile thread

this made me laugh...

Quote:
I replaced movie headlines with the Sunday Sport









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RE: 2021 Consoles

good luck, what bundle are you hoping for, or did you get one in Argos?

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 10:18

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Bandi - ppl are morons - chuck them all in a cell, knock some sense into them, and persuade others to not be so f-ing stupid...

Covid-19: Basingstoke partygoers 'hadn't heard about pandemic'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-55705272

Quote:
In a Facebook post, it said officers on Covid patrols over the weekend reported "every single" car park in the New Forest was "ram packed with vehicles".

It added: "When members of the public were asked where they have travelled from, some said that their home addresses are in places such as Guildford and Dorset."

The post warned: "We are in a lockdown, you should only be travelling locally. Guildford is over 55 miles from the New Forest. This is not local."



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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

yep, I was shocked at the weekend to see a photo of someone I know, my age,  who has been in intensive care last few weeks with tubes feeding her due to covid :(

Before that the only person who I knew who had been really ill and died, was a friends grandmother, in her 80s, and ill anyway, the friends I've got who have had it said it was like "normal" flu.

Rob's link, like a smart version on lmgtfy, which I enjoy using at work to annoy ppl ;)

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This item was edited on Monday, 18th January 2021, 21:13

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I'm more worried about not being able to see family and friends again than idiots who don't behave sensibly.

I'm glad the staff at the door of Tesco are being stricter about not letting people in without a mask etc

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/17/germans-keep-refusing-quarantine-could-put-detention-centres/

Quote:
[quote]
[/quote]Germans who keep refusing to quarantine could be put in detention centres under new Covid rulesQuote:
In some German states where all other options have been tried, authorities to detain those who refuse to enter quarantine


Germans who repeatedly refuse to enter quarantine after being exposed to coronavirus will...
it's not exactly the gestapo chucking you in a cell for going for a walk is it


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This item was edited on Monday, 18th January 2021, 19:44

[VIDEO] RE:Cover Versions (Beware - Old Fogey Music)

worth watching the last minute or so if nothing else....



I never really thought about Prince as a great guitarist before, shame on me!

this is what made me aware:

https://twitter.com/Tim_Burgess/status/1351189425728970759

Some of those listening parties are really interesting, especially if you like the artist. I have always loved PWEI back from my secondary school days when I was introduced to them, and was pleasantly surprised when Clint Mansell joined in with his ex band mates with anecdotes etc :)

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RE: Any home insurance recommendations?

price has gone up £5, which isn't much, but go to comparison out of interest, the company I was with a few years ago, is £25 cheaper than "best" price my current provider will do!

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

my dad was told they don't know when he'll get 2nd jab, as they want to do more 1st jabs first, although someone there was getting their 2nd one, as they had their first before Christmas.

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RIP Siegfried Fischbacher (of Siegfried and Roy)

I saw some social media posts from Penn (and Teller) about this last night:

Quote:
Siegfried Fischbacher: Member of magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies aged 81

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55630860
Quote:

Siegfried Fischbacher, one half of celebrated magic double act Siegfried and Roy, has died from pancreatic cancer in Las Vegas at the age of 81


Roy Horn died from Covid-19 complications last May.

https://twitter.com/pennjillette/status/1349759956493299712
Quote:

Both Siegfried & Roy are now gone. S&R invented the full length magic show headlining Vegas. A very different style but without S&R there is no P&T in Vegas. Pure showbiz and pure class. He was a team. We are a team. As Tolstoy wrote -Successful magic teams are all the same

Might have to watch Father of the Pride - cartoon series based on their lions, I remember it being pretty funny!


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This item was edited on Friday, 15th January 2021, 14:00

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

there's been various posts on social media that we should be more concerned with performing arts, music theatre etc than fishing, not just the artists and performers, but all those involved, ticket staff, door staff, roadies, stage hands, bar staff, costume, make up etc.
goverment is letting them down as well, they generate more money, employ more people

What’s more important – the theatre industry, or the fishing industry?Quote:
In terms of employment and economic contributions, the UK’s fishing sector is dwarfed by theatre.



https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2020/12/whats-more-important-theatre-industry-or-fishing-industry


Musicians as well are going to find touring difficult in the future:

Quote:
UK ‘rejected offer’ of visa-free tours by musicians in EU, despite blaming Brussels for permit blow




https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-visa-free-work-musicians-eu-brexit-b1784600.html


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This item was edited on Thursday, 14th January 2021, 12:32

RE: 2021 Consoles

I'm not sure if hotukdeals has a tracker for stores with them, but I have seen people post when shops have them available to order again, not strictly speaking a "deal" but useful to some.

Out of interest, why do you want one so soon? There doesn't seem a compelling reason to upgrade yet, unless you just want one, because you want one, which is a good a reason as any :)

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[VIDEO] RE:The Trump Presidency

Surprised this hasn't been posted, it's worth a watch, quite interesting:



I'm not sure I'd compare recent events to Kristallnacht, but he makes some good points

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

My dad's been given his injection, it was at a local hospital, but from what my mum said there was volunteers and staff from the Saints Foundation (charity associated with the football club) carrying out the injections etc.

also, this made me laugh:

Quote:
Ofsted deluged with 5,000 emails as parents turn tables on Williamson by reporting ‘superb’ schools
https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ofsted-deluged-with-5000-emails-as-parents-turn-tables-on-williamson-by-reporting-superb-schools/

Quote:
Parents have turned the tables on Gavin Williamson by contacting Ofsted to praise schools and complain about his performance – with the inspectorate being deluged with 5,000 emails since Wednesday.

The act of defiance comes as the education secretary advised parents to contact the watchdog if they feel their child’s school isn’t providing “suitable” remote learning.



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"I know no one else is likely to agree with me, but I really believe that Twitter suspending Trump's account is a really dangerous move with regards to free speech..."

funnily enough these appeared in my inbox earlier, you're not alone:
Quote:
‘Free Speech’ Platforms Are Emerging as Facebook and Twitter Suspend Trump

What happens when those spurned by Facebook and Twitter migrate elsewhere?

https://onezero.medium.com/free-speech-platforms-are-emerging-as-facebook-and-twitter-suspend-trump-d4638d2f24a9


Quote:
Facebook Chucked Its Own Rulebook to Ban Trump

The move is a reminder of social platforms’ power over online speech — and the inconsistency with which they wield
ithttps://onezero.medium.com/facebook-chucked-its-own-rulebook-to-ban-trump-ecc036947f5d


I suppose it's how you interpret incitement to riot etc, and if they wanted to nip it in the bud, but then you start to police ppl on what they might do


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This item was edited on Friday, 8th January 2021, 15:03

RE: I ******g hate people.

and years ago police was advertised as a way to drive fast cars, and the armed forces was an opportunity to see the world.

two things, which up until recently became affordable for almost anyone to do, and what you see on the news happening here and abroad is enough to put off the mildly curious.

I don't think you get many ppl these days fibbing about their age to join the army, they're not as naive as they used to be.

I remember as a kid being interested as my dad had served in the army from when he left school (he left before I was born). However, as I got older and realised i may have to kill someone, i decided it wasn't for me.

Luckliy, there are ppl who join the armed forces and  police for the right reasons, and want to join despite being aware of the big picture. Like nurses, teachers etc, a vocation for some, it's not something some ppl stumble into like they used to, because they couldn't do anything else.

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This item was edited on Thursday, 7th January 2021, 18:25

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

https://twitter.com/ImmortalTech/status/1346929739513040897



various comparisons to police just letting these guys in, but not long ago BLM protests they were in full riot gear throwing tear gas around


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This item was edited on Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 22:40

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

i think my dad was just chosen because of his age, they got a text telling him to phone a number to book an appointment.

I guess it's a postcode lottery on how many ppl are eligible for each round in each area and how many they receive, and staffing levels.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Just had weekly phonecall with my parents, more so that they can speak to the kids, than me, but my dad mentioned that he's getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the weekend, he thought he should probably take them up on the offer even though he hates needles!

I think I'm happier than he is that he's getting it!

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