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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Of all the deaths so far, the one that really made my wife and I cry, was the two nurses on the frontline who died doing their job, and what a loss to their family. Plus there will be more NHS staff that will also succumb to this, before its all over.

This shows how the personal protection given to NHS and first responders is just not up to the job if the virus is getting through. If it was an ideal world and time was on our hands, which it is not, they should have been in the equivalent of a hazmat suit.

Yep, hard times indeed.

[VIDEO] RE:Living on Youtube

I enjoy mysterious and ancient and lost history where it does not tie up with current academic thinking. One of the best channels for this is  'PraveenMohan' channel , he is an Indian and his voice takes a bit of getting used to but goes into great detail about forgotten or hidden technology of the ancient builders, like molding rocks, statues, and using machinery to cut stone blocks and even ancient lathes to cut rotational carvings and pillars. He travels India and other countries, and has been a guest on some episodes of 'ancient aliens' TV show.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Decided we are going to stay in the whole weekend and not bother with usual short exercise walk, as per PM Boris's plea. One look of his decrepit face on telly all red and swollen, plus hair all over the place (strike that last one, that his normal hair style LOL), showed what the virus does to people and that's a mild case he's got.

Deaths now well up, not good.

RE: All in a name

Interesting, the Government always have these 'think tank' reports on possible disasters, including hidden ones on UFO alien invasion, Nuclear meltdown situation, mobilise military and split the country, ect. Anything to do with national security.

From the above report, the problem is/was money and why stockpile when items become obsolete or perishable. Austerity held back million of pounds worth of equipment to the NHS.

Now as we have been hit by such a scenario, ie, virus, money has been thrown in by the Government as if it is just printed (pun intended as we are just work slaves to money). It does make a mockery of austerity, which was just a way of controlling the population with making money difficult to earn and keep, with bills and loans, keeping you down.

One website predicts that the massive cash injection put in to prop up the situation in the UK, could have kept every person of working age in the UK, on a basic universal wage for those not working for the next 10 years, like Finlands trial of a basic universal income as a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages. where you get a basic wage, if you work or not, but you get more if you work obviously.

More likely the UK will have to go back to work in a month or at max six months, as the Government cannot go on doing this forever, and then we will pay more tax to pay back this massive unending debt, and no sign of a basic universal wage.


This item was edited on Friday, 3rd April 2020, 23:58

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Snaps says ...Anyone else think there's a bit more traffic on the road?

Agree. Going by my own experience, I think people need a car to carry a week or two weeks food worth of shopping, now that their home stock of food has depleted since the food rush when the Government themselves started, by saying you may have to isolate for a week or two. People need fresh milk, bread, fresh fruit and veg, tins and wait for it..... toilet rolls!

Better getting two weeks supply in by car, rather than exposing yourself more by doing a daily shop on foot with a shopping bag.

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

snaps says...Don Bacofoil hat and start at 16 mins.  

Argh!, freaked out, What next? adapted drones with mounted machinegun's and heat sensing of a hot forehead for the virus 

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

OK, start groaning now as the subject is Chemitrails.

This covid 19 situation has grounded many airlines, ok, a reduced number of planes are still flying, but what gets me is the military planes are flying and still spraying the skies.

Now to me this shows how important spraying the skies are to be still doing this geo-engineering spraying (whether for good against global warming or a danger to us by releasing dangerous elements into the air , aluminium and barium, which gets into our lungs, the soil, the water).

When we have something as serious as covid -19 on the ground the military are still spraying over cities and towns. I thought chemitrail spraying would be suspended during this time but no, it is more obvious due to the lack of planes in the sky.

How to tell they are military planes, check website airplane tracker radar, and see if they have a transponder and show up with a number, if they do not, then they are military.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

2 weeks into the lockdown.

Today a knock at the door and no-one out there ...but lying on the doorstep was a packet of 10 dish washing tablets. Thank goodness for good neighbours, thought I was going to have to do the dishes by hand. Close call!

I had mentioned yesterday over the fence (at a distance) to the neighbour that I was out of tablets, and going to have to hand wash, eek!

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

I have went through malaria ridden swamps, fought alligators, and kicked a dingos behind when it got too close, then crossed the road, just to get to the amber nectar. 

(Disclaimer: some of the above is an exaggeration)

RE: Whats going to happen with new film releases?

Disney streaming..would that be Mulan (the real actors movie)?
quite fancy seeing that.

Whats going to happen with new film releases?

Being a myreviewer website, this website has a big part of it dedicated to movies and reviews.

Films are well planned months in advance for release at the cinema, so whats going to happen now to new films, seeing that all cinemas are closed during this covid-19 situation? (and quite rightly so).

There are adverts on TV still showing upcoming film releases.
 I was looking forward to Sonic the Hedgehog movie, with the grand-children, but now what is the way forward?

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

We beg to differ on police powers Rob. Give some of them an inch and they will take a mile.

Jitendar Canth...Although going to an off licence to do the same probably isn't given that off licenses are considered essential retailers in this time of doom!
Good point.

admars says .... Eddie Large: Comedian dies aged 78 with coronavirus
Always though poor eddie looked ill and overweight way back in the 80's never mind the 2020's, amazed  he lasted so long RIP.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Visit to my local Asda supermarket and the 2 meter spacing queue outside was way back like a conga line. Stuff that..

Jumped in the car went to Aldi and only 6 in the queue, max 60 people in, one in one out. Not sure why Aldi was quieter with less queues, may be there is a reason for that?

Came back with a massive rack of uncooked chicken legs, think I was doing well, and wife said "what the...? Uncooked? You can cook them" LOL.

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

admars says...
"but in their {the Police} defence it's all a bit new to them as well isn't it. "

Neighbour told me he was stopped by police as he loaded up his car boot at Tesco carpark, and was told that only buying booze, which he had loaded up with (a case of beer and some wine), was totally non-essential and fined him £30.

Moral is, if you are buying booze also buy some bread and toilet rolls as well, as thats essential 

This to me puts law abiding citizens really off, with this crazy attitude and abuse of police powers, it is just plain crazy. You might expect this in 1939 - 1944 Germany, but not here. me I would have said booze is essential at this time to cope with this Covid 19 situation.

This item was edited on Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 13:42

RE: Stuff to do.

Gardening season has started, so its mow the lawn, sort out the shrubbery (instantly reminded me of monty python for some reason) , pot some plants, fill up compost corner, etc 

RE: Coping with the lockdown

The saga of replacing the drainage piping of the first floor shower. Here we see three nice big holes in the kitchen artex ceiling using a drilling machine to cut them out. I just hope my Wife does not spot them by looking up  

Normally I would have finished the whole job in a day, but I need to pan out my spare time, so will replace the piping tomorrow, and fill in the holes and artex the day after  

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

The crazy world we now live in......

RE: Leaving Neverland

Thanks. Very interesting.
Amazed some people leave a cafe if Micheal Jackson's music comes on.

I still love Micheals music and videos, play them when I can, and to me his personal life takes second place to the music he gave us.

Same goes for a lot of mixed up personalities, like George Michael and Amy Winehouse and more. To me the music legacy comes first.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Snaps says...Polyfilla is okay to treat an open wound right?

Seen plenty of outback bushland temporary repairs to the body, when no flying doctor around. I got a bandage strapped round my wrist to stop the blood flowing by my Mum after getting a 3 inch gash by landing on some sharp metal scrap, as we could not afford the doctor. Still got the scar to this day, and lucky I never got lockjaw. 

Plus I'm sure some guys in the opal prospecting territories could even knock up a respirator out of an old fridge compressor, if asked to do it  

RE: Coping with the lockdown

@Snaps....Yep, too many right angle bends to use snake. Drain cleaner and plunger does not work. So its ripping holes out the artex roof time, been thinking about doing this for months, so its time to do it......plenty spare time on our hands now 

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Got a lot of DIY around the house to catch up with. Next job is a tricky one, with a bunged up shower drain on the first floor, full of daughters long hair I expect, and the floor is tiled, so going to go in through the artex roof from the kitchen below.  Replace the plastic drain pipes with new ones and sort out the holes in the artex roof later. Maybe make a feature of the holes in the roof LOL in the meantime. Luckily i have a lot of DIY materials lying around in the garage to do the job, as no DIY stores open locally during this lockdown.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Talking (at a distance) to my local postman this morning, known him for years, and he is a lifetime worker, working towards a pension, not temporary, and he said he is not happy that he is classed as an essential worker and been told to keep going. His colleges have similar worries. 

You never think about the complexity of all this, It is a real worrying time for all.

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

Was watching the latest 'Click', the BBC  technical and innovations show. It seems worldwide there are engineers designing and making cheaper and quickly made ventilator for less than $500, and some use 3D printing methods. Others use a standard manual ventilator used by doctors but made electrically operated. These devices can be made fast and cheaply, to keep a patient getting oxygen to the lungs.

The only stumbling block is to get medical certification which is taking time, and hopefully sped up to get by the red tape, but i would think a 'heath robinson' method of ventilating a Covid 19  patient for weeks, is better than dying through suffocation as your lungs fill with liquid, due to pneumonia and this leads to ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome) .  

The more ventilators the better, and we will need them ASAP.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Got an email from the local council saying due to lack of binmen turning up at work, all recycling is to go into the waste bin along with the waste, ie, one bin collection instead of two, I wonder if it will all fit -definitely not! Plus glass bin not to be collected for the duration. Better cut down on drinking, or change to tins rather than bottles LOL

And yet I still have to pay my full council tax next week, grrrh!
i can see a lot of people will be fly tipping next month. What a mess.

On another subject, we went for an exercise walk into the woods behind me to avoid people, and its seemed the whole village had the same idea LOL, it was like christmas rush hour with us all weaving in and out to keep to spacing. crazy 

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Not liking the police powers introduced to stop traffic and ask where they are going, very big brother like and red russian state stuff, and hope this is removed as soon as possible. It better be removed!

RE: [VIDEO] Captain Picard returns

I quite enjoyed the series compared to Star trek Discovery which was terrible, with crappy klingon voices and very dark storyline. I hope there is no second series on that.

For a modern take on Star trek TNG, I still like 'The Orville' far better, great storylines and its characters are more genuine, funny and they can be related to, just in the way we loved Kirk Spock and Bones.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

"A rabbit running across the road in the middle of town"

"I wonder what it will do to the rat and seagull populations"

After a few months of lockdown, you will be putting them all in a hotpot, yum yum! farm fresh tucker 

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Day 3 of lockdown and went to my local Aldi who had a security guard on the door with one in one out policy, with a max of 60 in the shop at any one time. The guard said at least this has given me a temporary job LOL. All food and toilet rolls on the shelf, so no problem, and people kept to the 2 meter rule at the tills.

I got 4 tins of my favorite aldi creamed rice (max 4 tin policy), so i am a happy man, love that rice. Also the scare on TV about lack of booze left in supermarkets was fake news, as plenty booze available to get us though this dire situation. so I am sorted.

I can see us all visiting Alcoholics Anonymous by the end of all this