Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Main Street

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 796
1
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:31:49 PM »
Due to the enforced absence of the pundit GAA platform and his place on it, Joe's already loose screws are popping out one by one.

2
General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:27:17 PM »
Salmond is smoked

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-52078493
Alex Salmond's accusers 'devastated' by court verdict

The women who made sexual assault allegations against Alex Salmond say they have been left "devastated" after he was cleared in court. A jury found the former first minister not guilty on 12 of the sexual assault charges facing him, while another was found not proven. A further charge of sexually assaulting a 10th woman had previously been dropped by prosecutors.
Mr Salmond maintained he was innocent throughout the two-week trial.
A legal representative of Mr Salmond has been contacted by the BBC but declined to comment on the women's statement.
The nine women insisted they would not let the former SNP leader being acquitted define them.
And they said that while the experience of taking the case to court had been "traumatic", it had been the "right thing to do".

They recalled that Mr Salmond's lawyer, Gordon Jackson QC, had quoted Woman H and said his client "should have been a better man". In her evidence to the court, Woman H had said: "I wish for my life the first minister was a better man and I was not here."

"Many of us did speak up at the time of our incidents but were faced with procedures that could not deal with complaints against such a powerful figure. Others were silenced by fear of repercussions.


Their full statement pulls no punches

“Some say that women’s fight for respect has gone ‘too far’. We argue it has far to go,” they added.

“For too long, behaviour which should be condemned has been accepted and excused. For too long perpetrators in positions of power have been shielded by their ability to influence and intimidate.  

“For too long women’s complaints have been dismissed or swept under the carpet.  And for too long, women have been let down by organisational structures which should exist to protect them, not put them in situations which endanger their welfare.

“This must end.”

3
General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 29, 2020, 05:08:19 PM »
There's a film documentary online for free viewing , Homeland: Iraq Year Zero  by the Iraq film maker Abbas Fahdel,
part 1   https://vimeo.com/123389912
part 2   https://vimeo.com/123265527
He's resident in France but made it home in the days before the 2003 invasion. it was a last chance to film life and living in Iraq before it was destroyed forever, through the eyes of his family preparing for a bleak unknown. The 2nd part documents the  destruction/ looting of a thousands of years old culture and the context for the subsequent descent to chaos.
It's long,  longer than Gone With the Wind. It's GWTW plus Ben Hur long.


There's more than just Netflix.
https://sabzian.be/note/in-times-of-social-distancing-watching-films-online

4
General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: March 29, 2020, 04:34:23 PM »
Dour nordies, at least James, even if he isn't the sharpest tool, can do a bit of self depreciation.
Just don't put a picture up on the internet  for the poopy brigade to go into yet another social network outrage.

5
General discussion / Re: Podcasts
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:34:11 AM »
On RTE's website  there's a very decent library of their radio documentaries, available as podcasts for download
https://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_documentaryonone.xml

With RTE's website, rule of thumb is turn off adblockers

6
General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:28:15 AM »
It was worth a laugh  - nordie black humour, but as Colin Murphy quipped about the authenticity of a dissident videoed propoganda stunt in the Ardoyne,   "Balaclavas?  very 1972 isn't it?"

7
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:11:24 PM »
You had better check up on South Korea, there are discussions about further relaxations with the purpose to allow the infection to spread.

I'm sure you will provide a link to such a policy. More likely they are relaxing economic restrictions in the belief that they can control the spread.

Quote
Iceland is bigger than Ireland,  size has nothing to do with it,  you're talking through the proverbial hole.

Iceland has 5% of the population of this island and tracing connections is easier on an island known for the quality of its medical databases. It is clearly easier to trace contacts in Iceland than in New York and anyone arguing otherwise is using the proverbial aperture.
I never said it was South Korea policy, I said it was up for discussion and seeing as you have a prejudiced inability to enact a simple search or be aware of the more educated discussions available on the www,   I will provide a link.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52001837
For the record i will quote the relevant text quoted from the head of the South Korea National Medical Committee,

'At a press conference, the head of the National Medical Committee, Dr Oh Myoung-don, told reporters there could be another spike in infections once schools re-opened. He is also concerned about a possible resurgence of the virus this coming winter. He raised the possibility that it may be time to allow part of the population to get sick. The "herd immunity" theory. He acknowledges the risk but also believes now is the time to be having these conversations and warn the public'

Re Iceland,  you are talking through the proverbial hole without any knowledge of the challenges that face medics in Iceland. Do you just imagine stuff up to support a crazy opinion, rather like PM Johnson  ;D

8
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:52:43 PM »
Interesting  to compare Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Sweden's on a light lockdown similar to South Korea  - people are trusted to act responsibly. restaurants and pubs are open , people are seated only and with some space in between
Norway is on a strict lockdown
Iceland is somewhere in between, but veering towards the lighter side.

Tests are fewer in Sweden, people are only tested if there is good cause.  Norway and Iceland test as many as they can.

Sweden 10.3m population  on 22 March,  24.500  tests, 1934 cases, 22 deaths.

Norway 5.4m population   On 25 March 2020 -  73,892 tests, 3,346 confirmed cases,  265 hospitalised, (70 on respirator) and 14 deaths
Iceland, most all first infected were returnees from ski trips Tirol/Austria/North Italy/Switz.

population  365,000   on 25 March  12,615 tests,   802  confirmed cases,  hospitalised 17 (3 intensive care),    1 dead  and 2nd death was a tourist who arrived half dead.

I never took to skiing and now my choice in life is finally vindicated.

Overall Sweden comes out good, not much diffferent to lockdown Norway,  there’s a greater toleration of the natural immunity approach and forward thinking towards the likelihood of  2nd and 3rd wave, which has some  similarities to South Korea's policy.

The  Iceland and Norway  wide testing policy indicate  between 0.5%  to 0.7%  confirmed cases in the general population.
There's no data  that I could find on the levels of severity,  you either have it or are in hospital.

3 days can make a difference. Go look at number of deaths in Sweden now. They also gave a higher % of cases to tests!
As I very clearly wrote,  Sweden only test people with good cause, both Norway and Iceland test as many as they can, with and without cause.  Cause means -  flu like symptoms.
Therefore Sweden "have a higher % of cases to test"

That wasn't the main point.
It was a faulty point and clearly demonstrates that you can't evaluate information objectively.

You were the one who quoted figures three days apart. Variances between countries are multifactorial.
Whatever the fck that means to justify you not reading what I clearly wrote before. And also what I clearly wrote were the dates associated with the data, with no attempt to hide anything.

9
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:25:44 PM »
Overall Sweden comes out good, not much diffferent to lockdown Norway,  there’s a greater toleration of the natural immunity approach and forward thinking towards the likelihood of  2nd and 3rd wave, which has some  similarities to South Korea's policy.

This is nonsense, South Korea is testing left right and centre and regards the natural immunity approach as bollix.

Quote from: Main Street
You sound like PM Johnson, make a prediction -   without the substance.

Norway is testing widely, and can afford it, they will get it under control.

Quote
How about Iceland's stats?

Given the size of the place, I think Iceland will succesfully track down the virus by testing and tracing.
You had better check up on South Korea, there are discussions about further relaxations with the purpose to allow the infection to spread.
Iceland is bigger than Ireland,  size has nothing to do with it,  you're talking through the proverbial hole.
Resources are proportional to the population, same as Ireland albeit a good bit cleaner.

As for predictions about Sweden, the stats indicate that  fewer people are being hospitalised as previous, I seriously doubt that they are refusing sick people medical attention.
https://portal.icuregswe.org/siri/report/vtfstart-corona

intensive care
https://www.icuregswe.org/en/data--results/covid-19-in-swedish-intensive-care/

This is information which is worthy of an educated discusssion, not reactionary prejudiced opinions dismissively being aired which gloss over anything of value to be learned.

10
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:58:40 PM »
Interesting  to compare Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Sweden's on a light lockdown similar to South Korea  - people are trusted to act responsibly. restaurants and pubs are open , people are seated only and with some space in between
Norway is on a strict lockdown
Iceland is somewhere in between, but veering towards the lighter side.

Tests are fewer in Sweden, people are only tested if there is good cause.  Norway and Iceland test as many as they can.

Sweden 10.3m population  on 22 March,  24.500  tests, 1934 cases, 22 deaths.

Norway 5.4m population   On 25 March 2020 -  73,892 tests, 3,346 confirmed cases,  265 hospitalised, (70 on respirator) and 14 deaths
Iceland, most all first infected were returnees from ski trips Tirol/Austria/North Italy/Switz.


Sweden has 71 deaths in total today. Deaths can lag a bit, you'll see Norway doing much better as time goes by.
You sound like PM Johnson, make a prediction -   without the substance.
How about Iceland's stats?

11
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:55:57 PM »
Interesting  to compare Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Sweden's on a light lockdown similar to South Korea  - people are trusted to act responsibly. restaurants and pubs are open , people are seated only and with some space in between
Norway is on a strict lockdown
Iceland is somewhere in between, but veering towards the lighter side.

Tests are fewer in Sweden, people are only tested if there is good cause.  Norway and Iceland test as many as they can.

Sweden 10.3m population  on 22 March,  24.500  tests, 1934 cases, 22 deaths.

Norway 5.4m population   On 25 March 2020 -  73,892 tests, 3,346 confirmed cases,  265 hospitalised, (70 on respirator) and 14 deaths
Iceland, most all first infected were returnees from ski trips Tirol/Austria/North Italy/Switz.

population  365,000   on 25 March  12,615 tests,   802  confirmed cases,  hospitalised 17 (3 intensive care),    1 dead  and 2nd death was a tourist who arrived half dead.

I never took to skiing and now my choice in life is finally vindicated.

Overall Sweden comes out good, not much diffferent to lockdown Norway,  there’s a greater toleration of the natural immunity approach and forward thinking towards the likelihood of  2nd and 3rd wave, which has some  similarities to South Korea's policy.

The  Iceland and Norway  wide testing policy indicate  between 0.5%  to 0.7%  confirmed cases in the general population.
There's no data  that I could find on the levels of severity,  you either have it or are in hospital.

3 days can make a difference. Go look at number of deaths in Sweden now. They also gave a higher % of cases to tests!
As I very clearly wrote,  Sweden only test people with good cause, both Norway and Iceland test as many as they can, with and without cause.  Cause means -  flu like symptoms.
Therefore Sweden "have a higher % of cases to test"

That wasn't the main point.
It was a faulty point and clearly demonstrates that you can't evaluate information objectively.

12
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:53:14 PM »
Interesting  to compare Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Sweden's on a light lockdown similar to South Korea  - people are trusted to act responsibly. restaurants and pubs are open , people are seated only and with some space in between
Norway is on a strict lockdown
Iceland is somewhere in between, but veering towards the lighter side.

Tests are fewer in Sweden, people are only tested if there is good cause.  Norway and Iceland test as many as they can.

Sweden 10.3m population  on 22 March,  24.500  tests, 1934 cases, 22 deaths.

Norway 5.4m population   On 25 March 2020 -  73,892 tests, 3,346 confirmed cases,  265 hospitalised, (70 on respirator) and 14 deaths
Iceland, most all first infected were returnees from ski trips Tirol/Austria/North Italy/Switz.

population  365,000   on 25 March  12,615 tests,   802  confirmed cases,  hospitalised 17 (3 intensive care),    1 dead  and 2nd death was a tourist who arrived half dead.

I never took to skiing and now my choice in life is finally vindicated.

Overall Sweden comes out good, not much diffferent to lockdown Norway,  there’s a greater toleration of the natural immunity approach and forward thinking towards the likelihood of  2nd and 3rd wave, which has some  similarities to South Korea's policy.

The  Iceland and Norway  wide testing policy indicate  between 0.5%  to 0.7%  confirmed cases in the general population.
There's no data  that I could find on the levels of severity,  you either have it or are in hospital.

3 days can make a difference. Go look at number of deaths in Sweden now. They also gave a higher % of cases to tests!
As I very clearly wrote,  Sweden only test people with good cause, both Norway and Iceland test as many as they can, with and without cause.  Cause means -  flu like symptoms.
Therefore Sweden "have a higher % of cases to test"

13
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:33:20 PM »
Interesting  to compare Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Sweden's on a light lockdown similar to South Korea  - people are trusted to act responsibly. restaurants and pubs are open , people are seated only and with some space in between
Norway is on a strict lockdown
Iceland is somewhere in between, but veering towards the lighter side.

Tests are fewer in Sweden, people are only tested if there is good cause.  Norway and Iceland test as many as they can.

Sweden 10.3m population  on 22 March,  24.500  tests, 1934 cases, 22 deaths.

Norway 5.4m population   On 25 March 2020 -  73,892 tests, 3,346 confirmed cases,  265 hospitalised, (70 on respirator) and 14 deaths
Iceland, most all first infected were returnees from ski trips Tirol/Austria/North Italy/Switz.

population  365,000   on 25 March  12,615 tests,   802  confirmed cases,  hospitalised 17 (3 intensive care),    1 dead  and 2nd death was a tourist who arrived half dead.

I never took to skiing and now my choice in life is finally vindicated.

Overall Sweden comes out good, not much diffferent to lockdown Norway,  there’s a greater toleration of the natural immunity approach and forward thinking towards the likelihood of  2nd and 3rd wave, which has some  similarities to South Korea's policy.

The  Iceland and Norway  wide testing policy indicate  between 0.5%  to 0.7%  confirmed cases in the general population.
There's no data  that I could find on the levels of severity,  you either have it or are in hospital. 

14
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:09:31 PM »
Lots of things he says smack of hypocricy. He ranted about Sky on Twitter and on RTE, and when he was pushed out of RTE, he took up the offer by Eir saying he missed being a pundit.
Eirsport is part of Eir broadband package (Eur 40 p/m) in the 26 counties
Is it part of any similar package in the 6 counties?

15
General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:32:12 AM »
Don't really watch a lot of TV....Currently downloaded all the last season of Homeland so far ready to watch in one go but got me talking to a friend.

What is the last boxset you watched that you felt had a good or satisfying ending?

I recently watched Game of Thrones and the ending was widely ridiculed, Lost was another which went a bit mad.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV series)

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 796