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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 04:36:53 PM »
fuckin hell,
   Biden doesn't really come across as the sharpest tool in the box either.

'merica really is couped as you can see Trump getting another term even with his dementia and incoherent ramblings.

Funny sort of dementia that is.

classic onset I'd say;

Common early symptoms of dementia
memory loss.
difficulty concentrating.
finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping.
struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word.
being confused about time and place.
mood changes.

He comes across as very sharp at those White House press briefings. Not pleasant or nice but sharp nonetheless. Like when he asked the Hong Kong paper lady this week did she work for China. And she did.
sharp?

Sweet lord, your standards are low, but compared to Pence he's a rocket scientist.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 03:51:48 PM »
fuckin hell,
   Biden doesn't really come across as the sharpest tool in the box either.

'merica really is couped as you can see Trump getting another term even with his dementia and incoherent ramblings.

Funny sort of dementia that is.

classic onset I'd say;

Common early symptoms of dementia
memory loss.
difficulty concentrating.
finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping.
struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word.
being confused about time and place.
mood changes.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:44:10 PM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-path-speci-idUSKBN21P1VF

Two days later, China put the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, into a complete lockdown. Hubei, the surrounding province, would follow. But already, 17 passenger flights had flown directly from Wuhan to Britain since the start of 2020, and 614 flights from the whole of China, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking service. That meant thousands of Chinese, some of them potential carriers, had come to Britain. On April 5, scientific adviser Ferguson said he estimated only one-third of infected people reaching Britain had been detected.

The Germans are a rare breed;

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-defences-i/pass-the-salt-the-minute-details-that-helped-germany-build-virus-defences-idUKKCN21R1DB

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: Today at 10:10:51 AM »
Good stuff Ball Hopper.

wishing you all the best.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 08:52:02 AM »
fuckin hell,
   Biden doesn't really come across as the sharpest tool in the box either.

'merica really is couped as you can see Trump getting another term even with his dementia and incoherent ramblings.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 08:48:10 AM »
UK posting some seriously bad figures at the minute according to John Hopkins;

60,733 confirmed cases
7,079 Deaths
135 recovered
53,501 active

looking at that, it's over 10% fatality rate, in fact its worse if you consider that of the 53,501 active cases there's a good chance of a high percentage of those will also die.

I suppose the fatality rate is skewed due to them not doing an awful lot of testing and of that 60,733 confirmed cases most are probably in hospital needing assistance.
One of their medical specials did think that the actual number of people with CV-19 was well in excess of 500,000 but that was a rough estimate.
I'd say even that is well short of reality.

They have really made a pigs ear of this and it's going to cost lives.
 

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 08:38:55 AM »
Those holiday-homers taking a right bashing on social media. And Gardai creating massive traffic jams, which is a great deterrent!

Personally not sure how traveling in your car and go to your empty holiday home, and stick to the same regime of only leaving the house for your daily walk/exercise and for groceries would be increasing the risk of catching or spreading the virus.
Same as walking in beauty spots, etc. Grand if you are the only one doing it. Not so good for the locals if the population of thei village double switch a crowd coming from places where the virus is more prevalent.
So even if you keep all the social distancing rules you're increasing risk? Maybe so. But if I lived in the city with small/no garden and was told I couldnt visit my remote holiday home (with big gardens and lovely views) and where I'd be less likely to meet people on my daily walk, but it would be a huge benefit to my mental health and my family's mental health, I'd be righty pissed off!

Dont often agree with you but I certainly can understand this. If i lived in a city and had a home elsewhere in the countryside I would have been gone to it weeks ago. I feel really sorry for kids in apartments and housing estates with very small gardens or perhaps communal gardens, it must be torture. There is something also very ugly about some of the stuff you hear from people like some Green Councillor down in Clare (RTE Radio 1 during the week) telling people from cities "they were not wanted", I heard similar from someone else supposed to be representing Achill Island. When this is over you are welcome to come back so we can fleece you.

 Maybe we cant open up a free for all into small Irish villages from big cities but I think it might be actually a benefit if say people could apply to move to their holiday homes and government could facilitate X% of houses in some of these area to be filled.

There's two sides to this;

At the start of the lock-down in and around St Patricks day week I was in a local shop and it was bunged with caravaners out from the city and there was SFA in it due to panic buying and the influx of people into the area..

Some small villages won't be able to cope with the implementation of social distancing in small shops.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:10:07 PM »
My sister is an A&E nurse and they have been told elderly patients with COVID-19 are not to be resucitated.

was there not a bit of a dispute at the Causeway coast hospital about an elderly lady being admitted and being asked to sign a DNR on admittance.

That wasn't some low level staff doing a solo run IMO.

Desperate times

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 06, 2020, 10:09:58 PM »
anyone recommend a bluetooth MP3 player that you can use when running?
Don't want to bust the bank on an ipod touch as i feckin hate apple and all their tie ins.

If your looking budget range I have this and it's great job. Has radio (But need to use wired headphones) or if using music on an SD card you can use wireless. Hardly know it's there.

Have what?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 06, 2020, 04:06:13 PM »
anyone recommend a bluetooth MP3 player that you can use when running?
Don't want to bust the bank on an ipod touch as i feckin hate apple and all their tie ins.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 12:15:36 PM »
Hopefully this pandemic might see the end of Anglo American neo liberalism mť fťin capitalism and a more Co operative world and society to replace it.

I think you might see the opposite as the US will look to be more self sufficient rather than being so reliant on China as can be seen by them gazumping a shipment of PPE meant for Germany.

I'd say most of the big economies may go the same way.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 03:45:24 PM »
Years of DUP and SF under-funding the NHS and then not governing for 3 years has left us in a terrible place. They then shunned the health portfolio. Real leadership. Real integrity.
But SF base will love this confrontational MO'N. But people will die I hear you say? This party is comfortable with unnecessary deaths if they can strike a blow against Unionism.

Agreed

I genuinely don't believe that is the case here. I am not a big fan of SF but have seen enough posts from you two to suggest you hate them and that's fair enough but I just feel that, and I rarely feel this about any politician, she is actually being genuine here and not point scoring.

You donít believe that underfunding the NHS and keeping government locked up hasnít hampered the Coronavirus response?
Itís debatable as to her reasons for grandstanding now Iíll concede that and they may be genuine but whatever about that, this last 8 or more years of firstly mis-rule and lately 3 years of no-rule has left our Health Service the worst of all 4 regions. That cannot be disputed. MOíN and others should take responsibility.

It certainly has but the blame for that lies at the door of George Osbourne.

IIRC around the christmas of the RHI scandal breaking, the SDLP and Alliance at the time were giving the Shinners grief for not pulling the plug on Arlene and the DUP. Then when they did it they're wrong too.

Can't have it both ways unless the memory is selective.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 01:18:27 PM »
I wouldnít have any issue with calling it out - but surely youíve to offer a solution?

You canít shirk the department selection a few weeks beforehand and then go two footed into them in times of crisis without offering answers.

How do you know she hasn't?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:48:16 AM »
For someone who avoided taking the health remit at all costs she fairly want to get her bake involved now. We need someone with solutions rather than blame blame blame. More testing - tell us how, tell us where u propose to get them, who we can work with to develop them. More PPE - Again tell us the current numbers, where the gaps are, orders currently made and quantity, where you aim to distribute them, How you may be able to source more. We are competing USA among others for this stuff so tell us how you are getting ahead of the game. Easy game O Neill is playing IMO. Get to work and each day tell us what u have done.This is what most countries doin there daily briefings not tel lus all the problems

Exactly. I believe she is making valid points but she loses credibility when she isnít offering solutions. If everything was so easy why didnít Sinn Fein take the Health post when it was on offer?

I'd say both the DUP and SF have questions to answer there alright but remember Swann stood down from the UUP leadership to spend more time with his young family and then a few months later he takes up the Health ministers role which is probably the biggest role in Stormont.

Michelle isn't wrong but the frustration from seeing the DUP/UUP/Alliance/SDLP blindly following the now ridiculed London based strategy must have boiled over and she shouldn't be so frank on TV and keep a lid on it.



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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:08:49 AM »
Clubs dont pay a huge amount of money to the Central Council at Croke Park, other than Player Injury Fund. They would pay more fees to their own county boards.
Between both I'd say £20k For most clubs for nothing in return yet or in the foreseeable Future - this could push many clubs right to wire

Need to start asking the CB's to cut their fees.

They're not paying for development squads, senior teams training or referee's fees at the minute or for the foreseeable.

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