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Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2021, 09:48
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Darcydog
Had not seen the latest version - very smart...

Had not seen the latest version - very smart indeed.

Seriously considering something like this as our i30 Tourer is getting on a bit but remains totally faultless so loath to change something that...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 22:46
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
No - it was because they sprayed Angela Rippon...

No - it was because they sprayed Angela Rippon white..............:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 22:41
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - update please Wes!! I should have...

Yes - update please Wes!!

I should have asked but SWMBO had her op on her foot and I have been fully occupied pandering to her every needs as she recovers...............

It’s looking good just...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 15:57
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Darcydog
There is no doubt some of the obscure EU rules...

There is no doubt some of the obscure EU rules are causing issues. One of the biggest is the “Rules of Origin” where U.K. firms must show where their goods are made. Even down to the component...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Darcydog
Would you like me to top up that glass a bit...

Would you like me to top up that glass a bit there Steve ? :D

It’s a shame you cannot be happy for the guys in Sunderland. But the Fishing Deal whilst not what some fishermen were demanding - it...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 10:12
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Darcydog
Wow - that’s an interesting link! I really...

Wow - that’s an interesting link!

I really do hope the “New Normal” of less commuting hits this gravy train hard.

Edit to add:-

Correction- it’s a great link to a site I was not aware of!!
...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 10:04
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Darcydog
No - I don’t think it was because it was promised...

No - I don’t think it was because it was promised Government help in the event of a no deal.

Probably best I don’t get started on this again because I’m sure we all remember “Project Fear”...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 09:04
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Darcydog
Nissan Sunderland

The BBC reports that Nissan have confirmed it will continue to make cars at the Sunderland plant and in fact, thanks to the Christmas Eve Trade Agreement - it will set up a battery plant for its EV’s...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 08:54
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmmm - I may well consider this. I paid a...

Hmmmm - I may well consider this. I paid a recent parking fine I got in Ringwood by cheque as I know it’s NFDC’s least preferred payment method.

I had to go to Ringwood to do some banking and...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 22:07
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Darcydog
What really saddens me is that the American...

What really saddens me is that the American people thought they were giving a chance to someone to “break the mould” “clear the swamp” whatever analogies you wanted to use regarding the breaking of...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t remember meeting Gus as the two Sammy...

I don’t remember meeting Gus as the two Sammy Millar meets i went along to - but I hope I did - if that makes sense?

In fact the sense of better times to come when we can organise a Sammy Millar...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 14:53
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Just reported on the Local BBC Lunchtime News...

Just reported on the Local BBC Lunchtime News that Bournmouth and Poole Hospitals are full and for the first time are seeking help. So patients are being diverted to the Nightingale Hospital in...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 12:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By Darcydog
My DiL had hers last week as she is NHS...

My DiL had hers last week as she is NHS Ambulance. She posted a great pic on her Facebook page last night thanking the Volunteers at Bournmouth Hospital for providing hot drinks a a bite to eat as...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 11:32
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Well given that you come across as an infant...

Well given that you come across as an infant school teacher (and not a very good one I might add) whose debating skills are honed on a captive audience of children - I would say most of us are happy...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 00:07
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
In ICE terms - I get a visual impression of a...

In ICE terms - I get a visual impression of a horizontally opposed twin compared to a vertical twin. Am I on the right track here .......?
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 22:15
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Only if they are very fast wingers with not...

Only if they are very fast wingers with not enough support.......
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 21:52
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
I think I am losing the will to live. If all...

I think I am losing the will to live.

If all anyone is talking about is assertions (“a declaration that something is the case” - “but he presented no evidence to support his assumptions”) then can...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Darcydog
I can see where he is coming from on that. If...

I can see where he is coming from on that. If Biden can read, write and comprehend complex situations and scenarios in even a most basic sense - then it will be an improvement.
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 15:09
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Yep! Definitely worth a subscription.......

Yep! Definitely worth a subscription.......
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 14:12
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
I agree - it’s not the gender of the participants...

I agree - it’s not the gender of the participants that drive media coverage - it is the audience figures. On this I have to say I enjoy women’s Football and Rugby a bit better than the men’s game...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Darcydog
Wise advice - if it were me, and knowing how...

Wise advice - if it were me, and knowing how careful everyone providing the vaccine is being - I personally would go for it.
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 22:04
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
When you read about the likes of Stevenson and...

When you read about the likes of Stevenson and Brunel (and others) - and what was achieved, it is a shame that we didn’t capitalise on things better.

But there is a rule of thumb it seems - and...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 14:09
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
OK - but I cannot say I agree with your point(s)...

OK - but I cannot say I agree with your point(s) because I struggle to understand what point(s) you make.

Probably not a good idea to bandy the label “bigoted” about simply because others disagree...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 14:04
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By Darcydog
This is the thing! - calculations of...

This is the thing! - calculations of “death:benefit” ratio probably make them look good on paper but once again - one of our excellent Coroners has asked questions when death occurred.

What a...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 13:47
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
To be fair to the BBC - it does cover women’s...

To be fair to the BBC - it does cover women’s football very well IMO - and there is a specific “Women’s Football Show” (Tho’ I think I shall complain about the title as I think it should really be...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 10:00
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Andy - it is split into two as one vaccine...

Hi Andy - it is split into two as one vaccine requires very careful handling at minus 70degC and the other that can be stored in a fridge.

Some patients are deemed more suitable for one vaccine...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 08:28
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By Darcydog
BT Faces £600m lawsuit - re overcharging

Back in 2017, Ofcom ruled that people who only had a landline telephone were “getting poor value for money in a market that is not serving them well enough”

The case centres around the fact that...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 07:10
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By Darcydog
I think it’s on a prescription - and is on any...

I think it’s on a prescription - and is on any letter you have had from the NHS. You can normally get it from your GP practice but I would not recommend trying that way just now.

Edit - yes, it...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 22:28
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By Darcydog
Coroner calls for review of Smart Motorways

An inquest heard that the deaths of two men could have been avoided.

The accident was on the M1 June 7th 2019. Coroner David Urpeth said Smart Motorways without a hard shoulder carry “an ongoing...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 19:21
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
The one that does not cost us circa £15billion pa...

The one that does not cost us circa £15billion pa to belong to that “club” and for which we only got back circa £8billion pa that had restrictions placed on how we spent it. These restrictions were...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 18:50
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
So would we Kev - at the moment we have a Sky...

So would we Kev - at the moment we have a Sky package but that seems poor value compared to other offerings. Currently my son pays for Netflix and includes us on his account. He says it costs him...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 16:59
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - as soon as a change of Government came...

Indeed - as soon as a change of Government came about - (after Wilson and Callaghan had to call in the IMF to run the country such was the mess they created) - the 98% rate of tax was scrapped and...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 16:44
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
It’s a term most people use - my friends who...

It’s a term most people use - my friends who voted to remain in the EU are quite happy to be termed “Remainers” - as is my son who is has a house in France, does business in France and voted to...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 15:14
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - David Niven, one of my all time hero’s...

Agreed - David Niven, one of my all time hero’s was a tax exile - and who could blame them - Callaghan and Wilson had introduced a 98% tax rate to “squeeze the rich until the pips squeak”.

So the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 14:00
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
“Inequality of wealth”? That seems more like...

“Inequality of wealth”? That seems more like envy than anything else.

Not sure why Hamilton gets so much flack on this. I don’t remember Sir Roger Moore, Phil Collins, David Bowie, Sir Sean...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 12:41
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
OK - I think I understand what you say - and...

OK - I think I understand what you say - and possibly to my shame I have not noticed this.

I will check it out.
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 12:17
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
OK - not sure I would want News reporting skewed...

OK - not sure I would want News reporting skewed so it has 50/50 gender equal news stories :shrug: - I am more interested in getting the BBC back to the high standards of reporting it once had.
...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 11:04
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree re the gender bias issue - but in...

Totally agree re the gender bias issue - but in my defence - I have mentioned it in post 16

How the BBC “gets round” their very real problem by relabelling male staff “specialists” or similar so...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 10:59
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Further to my previous post - I idly thought I...

Further to my previous post - I idly thought I would check out some other facts about the BBC’s hidden bias as I seemed to remember an outburst by Prof John Ashton on another News programme.

And I...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 08:59
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
So, despite significant evidence to the contrary...

So, despite significant evidence to the contrary - the fact that the BBC employs a single presenter that does NOT show a left leaning attitude - you say this is clear evidence of zero bias?

This...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 23:14
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
A fair assessment - pretty much as I feel. Who...

A fair assessment - pretty much as I feel. Who can forget the spluttering rage of the Remainer Emily Maitlis of “Newsnight” when she said “They’re laughing at us” when interviewing a Government...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 22:49
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Darcydog
I think green is the least favourite? I always...

I think green is the least favourite? I always found this surprising considering just how awesome my dark emerald green Triumph GT6 looked. Loved that car.

But then when I had company cars - we...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 21:22
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - well - his appointment will slow the rot...

Yes - well - his appointment will slow the rot that set in with Greg Dyke - a Labour Party supporter who was forced to resign from the BBC DG post in the wake of the Hutton Enquiry. It was he that...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 20:08
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Certainly the rollout in Europe has been...

Certainly the rollout in Europe has been problematic. How strange that the criticism levelled at the Government for NOT accepting the EU’s kind offer to join their procurement process back in early...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 12:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By Darcydog
If there was a competition for best post of the...

If there was a competition for best post of the year - this one above would get my vote :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 10:44
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree - USA television is truly awful. ...

Totally agree - USA television is truly awful. But even the Americans are moving from that awful Ad-driven-drivel to streamed programmes because they too love the chance to watch a series with no...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 10:38
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Are you saying we should accept the Flaws? If I...

Are you saying we should accept the Flaws? If I am a forced “stakeholder” in something then don’t be surprised if those flaws are identified and criticised.

Since Lockdown I have used Sky,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 10:14
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
In its day the Black and White Minstrel Show...

In its day the Black and White Minstrel Show (which I absolutely loathed) had audiences of around 16 million. Today BBC News at Ten gets about 4 million.


The last Ofcom Report on the BBC says...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 10:04
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
Oh my goodness YES!! - the BBC still has an awful...

Oh my goodness YES!! - the BBC still has an awful lot of questions to answer regarding their involvement in this.
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 09:15
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By Darcydog
The BBC is going through a period of intense...

The BBC is going through a period of intense scrutiny due to its coverage of Brexit and U.K. politics.

It’s internal issues such as the gender pay gap where complaints are made that the BBC simply...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2021, 11:53
Replies: 63
Views: 1,439
Posted By Darcydog
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2021, 11:50
Replies: 63
Views: 1,439
Posted By Darcydog
I genuinely do not know Ian. From a personal...

I genuinely do not know Ian. From a personal viewpoint I think Dorset Police were “hamstrung” in the summer when despite Lockdown shutting the beaches and seafront idiots still came anyway.:shrug:
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2021, 10:23
Replies: 63
Views: 1,439
Posted By Darcydog
I find it interesting that the same Police Force...

I find it interesting that the same Police Force here was also found wanting at the start of all this when they sent up Drones to film dog walkers then posted the videos on YouTube. This lead to a...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2021, 07:32
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed. And if he had not been so idiotic, the...

Indeed. And if he had not been so idiotic, the Georgia elections may not have gone to the Democrats so the Republicans would have controlled the House and therefore making things difficult for...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2021, 16:05
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Darcydog
.....................................................

...................................................... :d
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2021, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Darcydog
Brilliant.................!!!!!!:bowdown:

Brilliant.................!!!!!!:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2021, 07:09
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
We are due another census this year but not sure...

We are due another census this year but not sure is this will happen so the figures are for 2011 - and that showed that 36.7% of London’s population are foreign born - with 24.5% born in a non...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2021, 17:45
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
What defines “London” is a bit nebulous. “The...

What defines “London” is a bit nebulous. “The City” “Central London” “The GLA” “within the M25”.

And then have a look at where the London Underground Chesham is!!
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2021, 10:12
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Sorry mate - could you identify where you got the...

Sorry mate - could you identify where you got the 20M figure from? Not trying to score points or be pedantic - it’s just that any Ref source I use cites the population as circa 9M.

KR

Clive
...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2021, 09:47
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
DATA FROM :- data.London.gov.uk

This from data.London.gov.U.K. - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Greater London Authority (GLA). 8th January 2021.

Please note - the population of the GLA (Greater London Authority) is circa...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2021, 10:49
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Based on the above - no doubt about it - this guy...

Based on the above - no doubt about it - this guy went armed and planned to do harm to others - therefore he fits the definition of a Terrorist in my book.

Mentally unhinged would be another apt...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2021, 06:51
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Again I totally agree with you on all that you...

Again I totally agree with you on all that you say apart from the “Who are these people and where are they acting”?

Your last paragraph in particular highlights the point I am having trouble with....
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 21:59
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree with all your points - tho’ the...

Totally agree with all your points - tho’ the Lockerbie atrocity was certainly Terrorism - as it was instigated by one State against another. So here we have semantics regarding “Act of War” or...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 20:46
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Slogan - One Mans Terrorist is another Mans Freedom Fighter.

No desire to upset anyone here but the debate is surely semantics?

For me a Terrorist targets the innocent such as Women and children in their twisted aim to change what they don’t like by holding...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 14:40
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Sadiq Khan declares “Major Incident” for London...

Sadiq Khan declares “Major Incident” for London as he says “..spread of the virus is out of control”.

Rate now exceeds 1000 per 100,000 and that London Hospitals could be overwhelmed.
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 06:18
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
According to the New York Times - Trump is...

According to the New York Times - Trump is discussing with his Aides about pardoning himself.....

Which means, if this is true, that he is now aware of what he has done.
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2021, 10:05
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - and that is really sad. I’m hearing...

Agreed - and that is really sad. I’m hearing rumours via my friends in the US that both Democrats and Republicans are so shocked at what he has done and how he incited it that they could come...
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2021, 08:22
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Four dead

They are now reporting that four people have died.
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2021, 07:59
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Darcydog
Saw this on the News - despicable.

Saw this on the News - despicable.
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2021, 07:15
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
Of course there isn’t - but the alternative MUST...

Of course there isn’t - but the alternative MUST be provided by free and fair elections. The Liberal Democrat’s at our last election stated that they wanted to overturn a previous democratic vote. ...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 23:22
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
It most certainly is.

It most certainly is.
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 23:20
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
They are the ones that do not like the result of...

They are the ones that do not like the result of a democratic process and try to change it by undemocratic means. There are quite a few of their like about. From Lib Dem’s entering an election on a...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 20:49
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By Darcydog
All kicking off in America

Last throes of a deeply flawed man who lives in a world of his own, disconnected from reality.

Trouble is some people still support him.
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 12:00
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Goodness me yes - how could I omit East Africa...

Goodness me yes - how could I omit East Africa and indeed most African Nations from the vaccination list - my apologies.

I remember my first Yellow Fever vaccination! My arm went up like a...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 02:17
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
How true. From those unable to work due to...

How true. From those unable to work due to illness or disability who rely on those who work and pay taxes to those who care for and look after the sick and disabled so the sick and disabled can stay...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 01:34
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Really sorry to hear this. Russ, our window...

Really sorry to hear this. Russ, our window cleaner rang us on Monday to ask if we still wanted him to clean our windows as we were going into lockdown. I thanked him for his call and said we were...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 01:19
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
I hope so.

I hope so.
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 01:18
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
What’s the problem with vaccination certificates....

What’s the problem with vaccination certificates. Some of the countries that require a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate include Australia, India, Egypt, China, Bahamas, the Philippines and...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 21:52
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Darcydog
I remember watching in amusement at a very nice...

I remember watching in amusement at a very nice Audi with what I call “rubber band” low profile tyres totally failing to get any sort of grip on a frozen road with an overlay of snow.

A Citroen...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 20:55
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed, and it is a sad reflection of the self...

Indeed, and it is a sad reflection of the self entitled mindset of some who have been told via there “education” that they can never fail, that all they have to do is to turn up to “win” or get a a...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 18:54
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
Have to say I don’t entirely agree with you. ...

Have to say I don’t entirely agree with you. Imagine the Headlines if a Government effectively “left the elderly to die”.

The Swedish Government was accused of doing just that when they left mask...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 17:51
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
Vaccine

France has been heavily criticised for its slow approach to Covid-19 vaccinations, inoculating just 516 people in the first week since the vaccine was delivered.

French MEP Jannick Jadot calling...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 15:51
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
Certainly “Simply put” as this post ignores the...

Certainly “Simply put” as this post ignores the fact that whilst there have undoubtedly been mistakes in how this pandemic has been dealt with the mistakes made have hardly been unique to this...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 11:47
Replies: 37
Views: 856
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree with you. Far too much testing...

Totally agree with you. Far too much testing done and far to rigid curriculum.

As for the effect of Covid on Education - can I refer to the Link in Kaisers post 945 on the adjacent “Be Wary-...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 11:31
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Actually - Fair play to Kaiser for what has...

Actually - Fair play to Kaiser for what has turned out to be an excellent Link.

If you look at the Excess Mortality graphs they all show a significant increase in Mortality, for all age groups,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 10:58
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
At the end of any day - I think we all have a...

At the end of any day - I think we all have a responsibility to call out False News because in such a serious situation as that which we find ourselves in - such Cherry Picked Nonsense is dangerous....
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 10:28
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
That’s just it - I can. The individual peak at...

That’s just it - I can. The individual peak at week 17 is something you just ignore?

Why not stop Cherry picking a graph that you think says one thing when it doesn’t and why not go to the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 09:50
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Again - totally agree - but how can anyone say...

Again - totally agree - but how can anyone say death rate is “normal” when the very link he provides clearly shows in the “Excess Deaths” section that total deaths in 2020 of just over 300,000...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 09:41
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Could not agree more with your last sentence -...

Could not agree more with your last sentence - Talk about bad timing tho! SWMBO has her op scheduled for today at 4pm.

Hopefully we will hear nothing and it goes ahead. We do know they are...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 09:23
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Yet again you demonstrate a devious ability to...

Yet again you demonstrate a devious ability to post a link after not understanding what that link shows.

As I say - you are either devious or thick as two short planks. Sorry mods but I’m finding...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2021, 13:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darcydog
Not your fault - but thanks for that - Coffee...

Not your fault - but thanks for that - Coffee spluttered everywhere.

I know it’s my sick sense of humour but when I read your post Steve my brain added an “s” at the front of “perm”
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 20:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By Darcydog
Now that did make me laugh...

Now that did make me laugh...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 20:12
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Darcydog
Ferry Cross the Mersey - one of my favourite...

Ferry Cross the Mersey - one of my favourite songs - and a great film in its time.

Not sure if there was a better decade than the 1960’s
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Darcydog
Hard to believe it was that long ago. Did you...

Hard to believe it was that long ago. Did you see the programme some years ago on what went wrong?

Put me off ever going on a cruise for life. I’ve not been on one nor will I after that.

Most...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 11:18
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
Why wear a mask?

I still think there is confusion on this. A mask is primarily to protect others rather than protecting the mask wearer.

Virus’s need a wet surface to land on to maintain their viability. As such...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 09:36
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
On your first point - there is not, nor in my...

On your first point - there is not, nor in my view, will there ever be a “gold standard” test. But the PCR test has been shown to be able detect the virus in well over 90% of swabs that had the...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2021, 08:49
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Darcydog
There are lower speed limits on New Forest Roads...

There are lower speed limits on New Forest Roads - 40mph is the norm with lower in some areas. But on a dark foggy night even 40mph is way too high. Especially when the horses are known to lick the...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 18:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darcydog
Steve1975 plays fast and lose with the...

Steve1975 plays fast and lose with the statistics. The figures are rather different to the “cherry picked” ones he uses to peddle his nonsense.

It is true that the records show that just 388...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 09:37
Replies: 41
Views: 1,371
Posted By Darcydog
You might like “Nala’s World” - on YouTube and...

You might like “Nala’s World” - on YouTube and now a book (which I got for Christmas having been captivated by the YouTube reports) - a guy cycling round the world finds and adopts a stray kitten.
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 01:52
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
Tell them you have a Niqab on underneath so it...

Tell them you have a Niqab on underneath so it wouldn’t make any difference.
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 01:35
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
I last went to the bank admittedly several months...

I last went to the bank admittedly several months ago but they were only allowing two people in at a time and if you did not have a mask you were not allowed in. They had a person on the door.
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 01:19
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
The Lateral Flow Test is not as accurate as the...

The Lateral Flow Test is not as accurate as the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. I thought it was the French wanted the PCR test but soon realised that with a 48 hour turn a round time - no...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 00:17
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
You’re lucky! - my wife is self isolating for...

You’re lucky! - my wife is self isolating for months now as she is due an op on Tue 5th - with her Covid Test tomorrow morning and so I do the shopping.

Would you believe I bought the wrong type...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 00:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darcydog
Sorry - that is not my understanding - as I...

Sorry - that is not my understanding - as I outlined above the only change to where two Drs signatures were required and due to Covid it is now only one Dr is on the Cremation Certificate.

No...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 23:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darcydog
Oh God - that old chestnut - it was fake news...

Oh God - that old chestnut - it was fake news dealt with by the BMA

A screenshot circulated the conspiracy theory nutters wrongly claiming that:-

“For signing a death certificate a doctor will...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 23:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
Really? - my bank will only see you at the...

Really? - my bank will only see you at the counter face to face if you have a particular need that cannot be dealt with via an ATM or the transaction “machine” that is just inside the bank.

Anyway...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 21:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By Darcydog
I won’t use PayPal for exactly this reason. My...

I won’t use PayPal for exactly this reason. My son had a real issue and PayPal were totally useless. Any seller that insists on its use does not get my business.
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 21:41
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
As I said in another post - the situation has...

As I said in another post - the situation has moved on - we are far better at treating patients to keep them out of ITU’s - and the Nightingales were set up as remote ITU’s. Had they been required...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 21:26
Replies: 41
Views: 1,371
Posted By Darcydog
My goodness she was a fine dog. So sad they live...

My goodness she was a fine dog. So sad they live so few years. We lost one of ours back in March. Bone Cancer - I thought he would be with us for a good few more years. Not to be tho’

Still...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 18:24
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
My wife sends me out shopping even when I’ve got...

My wife sends me out shopping even when I’ve got Man-Flu - where is the justice in that!!

As for Flu - I think the annual death rate attributed to Flu as a a causality is about 17,000 a year in...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 17:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darcydog
What am I supposed to infer from this? An at...

What am I supposed to infer from this?

An at risk individual has several Covid Tests as he is so ill he has been admitted to hospital “7 times in the last 3 months”. Each time the Covid Test was...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 16:52
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
Of course we should - but so doing will be fine...

Of course we should - but so doing will be fine balance.

We should all ponder the words of Prof. Hugh Montgomery- ITU Specialist at Whittington Hospital London and who also leads a research group...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 16:26
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
That right - go on - rub it in!!!! :laugh: ...

That right - go on - rub it in!!!! :laugh:

As for local shops - just as you say, successive governments have allowed rents and business rates to rocket. And on top of that, parking charges in...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 23:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By Darcydog
Lewis Hamilton Knighted

Just been announced.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 23:14
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
Careful!! Or you will get the Thread closed!

Careful!! Or you will get the Thread closed!
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 20:20
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
I read the other day that Belgium has categorised...

I read the other day that Belgium has categorised Beer and Chocolate as “essential items”.......

Sky News Tue 29th Dec.

“Covid: Who is boring now? Belgium defies stereotype by deeming...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 18:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Darcydog
As are we. Let’s hope everyone is sensible and...

As are we. Let’s hope everyone is sensible and just the idiots who think it’s all a hoax or a conspiracy be the only ones who suffer the consequences of putting themselves at risk.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 13:04
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
Good question Brian - As I understand it the...

Good question Brian - As I understand it the Nightingales are “on Standby” and some of the equipment they had has been moved to Hospitals.

The big issue seems to be staffing levels. We have, via...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 11:53
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed. But people do make mistakes and the...

Indeed. But people do make mistakes and the issue here seems to be that despite the Stop signs - the fact that the driver can see the road ahead way into the distance gives them the impression of an...
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2020, 23:08
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Darcydog
So do I Ian - and hats off to the Youtube report...

So do I Ian - and hats off to the Youtube report you provide a link too. It describes the situation with absolute accuracy.

There used to be another equally dangerous junction on the way from...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2020, 09:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By Darcydog
Fiery Deaths......

Quite. Could not agree more.

“Set a fire for a man and you can keep him warm for a day.

Set the man on fire and you can keep him warm for the rest of his life”

Terry Pratchett
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2020, 09:13
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Darcydog
Imports and Exports

As regards increased “checks” - it should be noted that there is healthy trade between the U.K. and France with a slightly greater value from France to the U.K.

2018 trade fig’s show U.K. exports...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2020, 05:06
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
My neighbour, Gerry, has had the call and had...

My neighbour, Gerry, has had the call and had his. And another neighbour who is very ill and has been for a while was vaccinated in his own home rather than making him go down to the “tents” we now...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 22:56
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Darcydog
Does anyone else think it’s odd that the first...

Does anyone else think it’s odd that the first reports of this new strain said it emerged in Kent? The map of the areas first put into Tier4 - to me - looked like it was fanning out from the Ports...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 17:20
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Which begs the question “who is being adult about...

Which begs the question “who is being adult about all this?” and “who is being level headed?”.

I ask because there is a wonderful bit of advice out there that I now certainly believe to be true...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 09:15
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - how crazy is it that a persons “target”...

Agreed - how crazy is it that a persons “target” is to get so drunk they are out of it for a couple of days? - 48 hours of poor social distancing and little mask wearing.

I just hope the organiser...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 21:22
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
EXACTLY!!! It is just like a tide coming in!...

EXACTLY!!!

It is just like a tide coming in!

If we all stand still and do nothing - we run the risk of the virus tide coming in and coming over our heads.

BUT! - if we socially distance,...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 18:35
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
And Merry Christmas to you and yours too!! ...

And Merry Christmas to you and yours too!!

As long as my Aussie friend Shiraz is with us over the holidays I shall be happy.

Tho’ I do like the “fire” of a Spanish Rioja.

I’ll just have to...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 17:59
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Darcydog
Please do not bring religion into Christmas!!!...

Please do not bring religion into Christmas!!! :icon_redface:

As for songs - my Christmas Favourite is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitress’s.

Closely followed by Chris Rea -Driving Home for...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 17:42
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting perspective on events - but I still...

Interesting perspective on events - but I still feel that those in charge will be pilloried if they slavishly follow a particular path and NOT react to key events as and when they unfold - and if...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 15:20
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
I did - very much so - many thanks. It’s...

I did - very much so - many thanks.

It’s being reported tho that Lofven has now said that Masks are to be worn on public transport at certain times or peak times. If so this is very much a change...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 12:44
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Wink Well,... yes - that is how it has been reported...

Well,... yes - that is how it has been reported across Europe and elsewhere - if you Google “Sweden Covid Mask U turn” you see headlines proclaiming “Sweden’s Mask U-turn”.

I read it four days ago...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 10:10
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
“Those in Authority” are easy targets being...

“Those in Authority” are easy targets being damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

I am certain that if those in “authority” had a crystal ball or a TARDIS then better decisions would be...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:54
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Darcydog
That sounds really good!!!:icon_lol:

That sounds really good!!!:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2020, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Darcydog
Shortest Day today

From now on until middle of 2021 - the days get steadily longer rather than shorter. Not that much to shout about I grant you!!! - but every little helps just now in my book.
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 14:37
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
Certainly agree the lack of “tact” re the...

Certainly agree the lack of “tact” re the unpacking comments was unbelievable.

As regards the new variant - it has to be said that viruses mutate all the time. Usually reducing in virulence...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 11:19
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
Yes, my old Firm’s Christmas “Do” obviously...

Yes, my old Firm’s Christmas “Do” obviously cancelled. As is our other two usual Christmas Lunches. It’s usually a problem of dates clashing or eating two or three Christmas meals one after the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 09:18
Replies: 70
Views: 2,533
Posted By Darcydog
What a horrible end to an awful year. We as a...

What a horrible end to an awful year. We as a family had already decided that we would be on our own for Christmas as DiL is Ambulance Paramedic and she told us cases were escalating. So seems...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 08:58
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,436
Posted By Darcydog
Steady now ... I had to have a lie down...

Steady now ...

I had to have a lie down such was the shock - but I agree - it must be the season....:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2020, 11:15
Replies: 103
Views: 4,152
Posted By Darcydog
Amazing!! Hats off to whoever did that! ...

Amazing!! Hats off to whoever did that!

Brilliant bit of work.
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 22:00
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Darcydog
Really sorry to hear this - get well soon!! ...

Really sorry to hear this - get well soon!!

Could you smell the paint OK?

I ask because my brother and his wife tested positive when they had exactly the same symptoms as you did but my...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 21:45
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Darcydog
Are you missing “ hit” from your penultimate...

Are you missing “ hit” from your penultimate word?

Just wondering as it would fit very well indeed in my book.
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 16:52
Replies: 103
Views: 4,152
Posted By Darcydog
We can appreciate how you feel - last year my DiL...

We can appreciate how you feel - last year my DiL who is on the Ambulances had to work Christmas Day (she swapped a shift so that a colleague with kids could have the day off) - she finally got to us...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 09:32
Replies: 103
Views: 4,152
Posted By Darcydog
I too would be happy to take further part in any...

I too would be happy to take further part in any ongoing trial - some months ago now I had a self swab kit arrive which I used and sent back then completed the online survey but despite agreeing to...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 09:18
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Darcydog
It’s any vehicle with flashing lights that spooks...

It’s any vehicle with flashing lights that spooks our rescue dog - or a rattly trailer being towed. Goodness knows what previously happened to her - but flashing lights and the sound of guns in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2020, 10:41
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Darcydog
We have had this issue before and it turned out...

We have had this issue before and it turned out to be a combination of poor tyres - they were well worn - and slippery roads this time of year.

Moderate breaking would trigger the ABS where it...
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2020, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Darcydog
How True - but in actions not just posts

“....folk only ever see their own posts as balanced....”

Interesting exchange on another Forum I chat on. Its a financial one so allows political comment. One poster was berating Trump for...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2020, 12:47
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Darcydog
Totally and utterly agree with you 100%. ...

Totally and utterly agree with you 100%.

Well said!
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2020, 09:13
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Darcydog
I am not a fan of a thread being closed - but in...

I am not a fan of a thread being closed - but in the thread in question here “Be Wary - Virus is Still There”, when Simon posted 880, the thread had wandered off into the bat poo crazy world of a...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2020, 07:59
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Darcydog
Over watering usually. Store bought tomatoes are...

Over watering usually. Store bought tomatoes are tasteless because the producer concentrates on yield not flavour. Genetic variants are selected by EU farmers not for tasty tomato flavours but for...
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