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  1. Not necessarily but I'm sure even the folk of Rotherham would like a bit more detail? Unless they've only got one roundabout & one McDonald's? It'd be helpful for drivers not familiar with the area to be a bit more specific as to which area the place is situated in? I don't know about you but if I was planning to drive into Rotherham tomorrow & things are as bad as the OP states, I'd want to give the area a miss.
  2. A bit sketchy & vague in actual facts? No mention of city or any other specific location, helping people avoid the area? Fancy providing a bit more detail?
  3. And another politician found not only breaking the lockdown regulations but also lying about the circumstances. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-merseyside-52892742#aoh=15911269859858&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s What is it with those who should be settling the example?
  4. Based on you saying 67 million in the UK & the world's population currently estimated to be 7.8 billion, that makes the UK around 0.858% by my calculations. For comparison, India has around 17.7% of the world's population & China has 18.45%. Hang on while I put my socks back on.
  5. And yet some people get so uptight, upset & defensive about Starmer attending a grammar school, which his staunch Labour parents, didn't remove him from, when it became fee paying for, I believe, his 3 final years. Although it could be argued that they were being truely responsible parents, only wanting the best for their son. It does appear to have given him a good foundation for the rest of his life.
  6. Something for people to ponder on now we're easing the lockdown? Watching a virologist from Leeds Uni speaking on Look North last night for his views, he pointed out that despite the hundreds of thousands who have been confirmed as catching COVID-19 & approaching 40,000 deaths, only around 7% of the population, (slightly more in places like London), in the UK have come into contact with this virus so far.
  7. https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN234067 Tell you what, how does the song go? "You say tomoto & I'll say pedantic, let's call the whole thing off." As for you not understanding? No need to apologise but I can't really help you with that one. Not my field of expertise.
  8. Try the opening paragraph; "More than 200 schools in South Korea have been forced to close just days after they re-opened, due to a new spike in virus cases."
  9. South Korea was praised for its proactive approach, including trace & track, quick lockdown of the country in order to combat the virus, resulting in low numbers of confirmed cases & deaths. They eased their restrictions a few weeks ago & their schools reopened a few days ago with the the children heading back. What's now happened? A spike in cases. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52845015?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story Now if a country which took such a draconian approach, where there was no doubt 100% cooperation from their public in lockdown is facing a second spike, where does that leave the likes of us in the UK, where many now appear to have the attitude that the virus has left us, we can congregate with whoever & how many others as we like, neglecting social distancing & with children expected back at school without our trace & track system yet to be fully rolled out?
  10. All this lockdown stuff "Is sending some people dolally."
  11. Yes. Next person has travelled on a steam train?
  12. Well you can probably blame the BBC for attractng the tourists to Eyam, following based on the report they ran on the news a few weeks ago, highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic & the village's reaction to the plague centuries ago. One of those, well we've run out everything else we can wring out of COVID-19, can anyone think of a new angle that will get us a story?
  13. I've been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert you can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
  14. Genuine unsolicited good, can be treated as unsolicited 'gifts' & can be kept. Some are scams to try & extort money from you but it is the sender who'll end up out of pocket. There are consumer laws to protect you. https://consumerarbitration.co.uk/2018/11/01/unsolicited-goods-your-rights/ https://www.thecomplainingcow.co.uk/all-you-need-to-know-about-unsolicited-goods
  15. Does God exist? Perhaps? But intelligent design? Lucky for us, God gave us evolution, dinosaurs & science.
  16. A man goes into a restaurant. He looks at the menu & says to the waiter, "I'll have the octopus." The waiter replies, "Thank you sir but just to warn you, you'll have to wait 4 & a half hours." "4 & a half hours?" The customer snaps back. "Why the long wait? The waiter replies, "Well sir, we cook them alive & they keep turning the gas off!"
  17. In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea.
  18. "Mystery of the Silent Spreaders." Sounds like a title of an old American, 50's 'B' movie? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52840763 The 'asymptomatic' aspect of this virus is the truely worrying aspect of it? People who show no signs of carrying the virus.
  19. Just looked Jimi Hesleden up. Cleaver idea that bastion barrier. . Clearly saw a problem that needed a solution. What we probably don't see or appreciate in such things is the amount of money he will have had to risk in research & development; making a prototype, raising funds for such things & then the time & effort spent trying to flog the product; setting up the factory for production, all before the money starts to roll back in. We only notice the fruits of all the years of hard work.
  20. I'm not automatically jealous of anyone with money who I consider has genuinely earned it. Many are self made entrepreneurs who have taken that chance in life, (& possibly failed on a number of business ventures, before they became household names), which many of us fear to take, rather than risk losing what we have, our money, home & possibly family. I might be a bit envious of what they can afford to spend their money on but when you see programmes about what some actually do spend their money on, the old adage of they 'Know the cost of everything & the value of nothing", usually applies. As for those you mention, not sure why Jimi Hesleden is? Bill Gates is a self made man & he & his wife set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation years ago into which they' ve poured billions to support medical research, innovation & help millions less fortunate around the world. Branson: Started our with a substantial amount of family money behind him, from what I remember. Wouldn't say I admire him as I once did, especially now that he's decided to turn his back on tbe UK & is no longer a UK tax payer bit still thinks he has the right to a say in how the country should be run. He's becoming a bit of a whinging parody. Alan Sugar: Like him. Still pays his taxes here. Has had as many failures as he has had successes. Appears to have worked hard for his money. Blair: Second rate, industrial relations lawyer. His best move was marrying a strong women & being in the right place at the right time. Ultimately a chance who has become wealthy by exploiting the office of UK Prime Minister. I can't believe that some people will still pay him good money for his advice / views?
  21. Yes we should have used our geographical advantage of being an island & the additional advantage of what we could see was happening in mainland Europe, who were a good 2 weeks or so ahead of us in the UK. But you know what? The same influential people who are now screaming that this is what we should have done, would have been the same people who would have been screaming 3 months ago that it's stupid to shut the UK down to all incomers.
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