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swiftus
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1514 posts since 1/7/09

27 Aug 2020 10:32
Placebo init. Pay for something = more valuable
TCB
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4802 posts since 5/7/11

2 Sep 2020 15:39
Clap for the NHS

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/02/gonorrhoea-cases-england-reach-highest-level-100-years/
ginner
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327 posts since 15/4/14

29 Oct 2020 18:00
https://www.thecut.com/2020/10/sinkhole-opens-in-nyc-sidewalk-plunging-man-into-rat-pit.html?utm_medium

Anyone thinking they had a bad day.
ismvil
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1875 posts since 16/9/11

31 Oct 2020 08:33
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sweden-coronavirus-response-experiment
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

31 Oct 2020 09:24
I read it and it didn't really offer a great argument against the Sweden model.

They failed on testing sure, but that's not really to do with thrir model

8.9% GDP shrink versus 20% for UK
Higher death rate than most of their neighbours (not us though)

the trade off is economy versus deaths.

Our biggest problem was that we started down the economy route but then knee jerked based on the papers sensationaidm .

I cannot understand how all talk of shielding the vulnerable seems to have disappeared.

bertoni
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1486 posts since 29/9/11

31 Oct 2020 11:00

If you've never had a cotton bud shoved down your japs eye in a clinic you haven't lived.
swede
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9884 posts since 21/3/09

31 Oct 2020 11:59
Richgee wrote: I read it and it didn't really offer a great argument against the Sweden model.

They failed on testing sure, but that's not really to do with thrir model

8.9% GDP shrink versus 20% for UK
Higher death rate than most of their neighbours (not us though)

the trade off is economy versus deaths.

Our biggest problem was that we started down the economy route but then knee jerked based on the papers sensationaidm .

I cannot understand how all talk of shielding the vulnerable seems to have disappeared.

this is the remarkable thing. how have we ballsed up both the deaths and the economy is remarkable. lets see how lockdown 2.0 goes
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

31 Oct 2020 14:02
swede wrote: this is the remarkable thing. how have we ballsed up both the deaths and the economy is remarkable. lets see how lockdown 2.0 goes

Yeah who could have predicted that a lying narcissist would not cope well with the zombie apocalypse?
Dee
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12029 posts since 22/11/07

2 Nov 2020 20:26
Kicking off in Vienna, loons tooled up with AK47's, looks like a cop killed or at least done in.
Seventyfour
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9391 posts since 6/10/05

2 Nov 2020 22:53
https://twitter.com/MirPAK5/status/1323382489604362241?s=09
kid unknown
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5468 posts since 8/12/01

19 Dec 2020 13:00

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/dec/19/mike-ashley-to-defy-odds-with-opening-of-giant-flannels-stores


Meadowhall one guaranteed to fail.
Crackajack
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7972 posts since 21/4/05

19 Dec 2020 13:05
Aside from us weirdos isn't there an appeal (post-covid) for a lot of people to splash their wages in person + get a few pics for the 'gram at the best shop in town?
CArlW
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115 posts since 21/2/10

19 Dec 2020 13:17
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55370919
ismvil
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1875 posts since 16/9/11

19 Dec 2020 14:17
Brexit means Piss

https://t.co/DE3golBgWP
ismvil
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1875 posts since 16/9/11

21 Dec 2020 09:11
On the subject of bets and Donny T

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/12/trump-betting-markets-sportsbooks-offshore-2020-election-gambling.html
bertoni
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1486 posts since 29/9/11

posted 21 Dec 2020 10:55, edited 21 Dec 2020 10:55
ismvil wrote: Brexit means Piss

https://t.co/DE3golBgWP

And yet people will continue voting for these clowns. Whether you're Leave or Remain, the lack of foresight and planning from Boris and co is astounding….and yet not surprising. Shitshow.
Rirawin
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9546 posts since 17/7/05

posted 21 Dec 2020 11:28, edited 21 Dec 2020 11:28
Isn't it a "British thing" to never prep for anything. Better to fix things when or if it goes all to shit, rather than mitigating the risk of it breaking in the first place. No sense of prevention is better than cure.
bertoni
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1486 posts since 29/9/11

21 Dec 2020 14:02
Yeah you might be right there mate. Blind optimism or complete incompetence?
YLAup
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5731 posts since 5/9/11

21 Dec 2020 14:18
Deffo hope for the best, rather than prepare for the worst. Money doesn't get spent on anything unless it's guaranteed in the UK.
RickRude
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3906 posts since 13/1/12

21 Dec 2020 15:11
So what have years of austerity meant?