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Great that this has been extended til the 10th of August. Have really enjoyed my time off and got loads of stuff done around the house. Got to spend time with the kids doing homework and sport skills. You can see the improvement in them in both. My neighbours who have public sector jobs been on full wages and doing little or no work clearly disapprove of me getting the payments. Asking me when am I going back to work. I return ask them the same question. As far as they are concerned checking e-mails is work.  The snobbery is gas!

Checking emails is indeed work, if you then do the action required.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 10, 2020, 04:39:31 PM »
Disneyworld in Florida set to reopen. Glad Florida are taking this seriously!

No problem, only 11,433 new cases a day there.

Meanwhile the Chinese government is warning its citizens about going to Kazakhstan where a new bug is worse than Covid
There is also further research about the TB vaccine helping with Covid, the death rate from Covid-19 was 2.9 times higher among people from the former West Germany than those in the former East Germany, and the mortality rate was four times higher in Italy than in Finland.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 10, 2020, 11:31:19 AM »
They have suspended the visa waiver scheme for people with British visas, which won't stop the yanks coming but does give them a basis stopping some other classes of visitor. That's a start.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 10, 2020, 11:29:19 AM »
During Lockdown I seen a high proportion of people being very aware and sensible, that was the reason why we have a very low proportion of people with out the virus and death rate very low also!

Have a bitta faith in people to do the right thing, those who have should be praised for it and there's no doubt they will continue to be cautious

Milltown - I can only say what I see and that is a total breakdown of the social distancing rules. It was probably inevitable when we started relaxing laws. But you cannot rely on people to do the right thing, you have to enforce the right thing. If that wasnt the case we wouldnt bother have drink driving or speed check points.

Driving is the perfect example. Road deaths have been greatly reduced over the years, and not by leaving it up to people to decide to do it themselves. Despite what the Healy-Rays say, the drink driving limit is the same for everyone, they do not leave it up to the individual.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:32:20 AM »
Foreign countries like England you mean?

Especially England. Mind you they are gradually getting there, probably by the end of the month they'll be like other European places.
But definitely America.

Excellent post O’Neill and I agree with it all.

One tenet/discussion point.

I’ve a neighbour who is a director of company based out of London.

3 days a week he lives there, flying over and back.

Personally I make him every bit as a much a “bringing Covid home” risk as any holidaymaker. And I don’t see the point in closing flights to Spain, if England is easily accessible.

So do we shut down business travel too?

Over and back every week is excessive, and is putting us all at risk.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:28:48 AM »
This Bobby Storey story not going away. How did SF take control of Roselawn Cemetery? Everyday more questions arise.

“Time for your lunch break, big lad”

“But I’ve just had my lu... Yes, big muscly Shinner bloke”.

Yes, I'm sure that I can buy another lunch with that.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:27:29 AM »
But you can discuss cancer on this thread?
Why can’t you answer
Are 50 year olds immune from dying from flu?

i find you very hard to follow..at least the question make sense now in isolation but i dont have a clue what the point of it is.

no 50 years are not immune from dying from the flu.. who thinks that?

Vulnerable people are usually careful to get a flu vaccine, while it isn't 100% effective , it does greatly improve their chances.

Anyway what I’m trying to say is that the decision-makers didn’t have time to plan, balance or weigh the various factors. This is evident by the speed and willingness to pay wages and grants across industries, with little or no evidence of financial hardship required. Any politician can understand budgets, and if these are being ripped up, to expect them to be able to adequately weigh up medical issues is, well, hopeful.

A lot of things like this would have become obvious a few weeks in. But the decisions were already made (and with good intentions).

In March it was more important to act than to fine tune your response. Now is the time for adjustment.

First principle, don't reopen until you are ready!



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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:41:09 PM »
True but if a gang of savage murderous thugs hadn't broken every bone in the chap's body in the process of murdering him with crowbars..... 
Mrs Quinn was more than glad of the opportunity to highlight what the savage thugs did to her son.

The gang of thugs (exactly what they are) that carried out the murder werent standing for election 13 years later in the south. It was a cynical attempt to influence the election. They might as well have dragged up Haugheys gun running. The point is, you have to admit this was a cynical media attempt to influence the election result.

But those with vital information on the murder are in office for SF

I doubt it, in relation to Quinn. I doubt if anyone in office for SF was there, they may "know" who did it but sure the PSNI and Gardai likely know that already, but have no proof.

Robert McCartney would be another matter.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:36:54 PM »
I've a brother with flights booked from Finland into Dublin and then plans to travel home to Armagh, has anyone any idea what the story is with the 2 week isolation period can he do that at home or does he have to book somewhere in Dublin to do it? He'd be travelling with his partner and 2 young kids which is stressful enough at the best of times. Is there any update on the defined air bridge countries that was talked about so travellers from certain countries would be exempt for the isolation period?

We have staff, in NI, who have come in from Spain, Germany & UK to Dublin in the past 2 weeks & had no issues or requests to quarantine. Tick the box saying he's travelling on to NI & they don't want to know

Which is why the sick counties is a threat to us all.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:35:23 PM »
It's hard to believe there was no-one contagious on either Bournemouth Beach (and indeed Durdle Door) or the various BLM outings.

If poor ventilation and aircon are to blame, that's air travel gone for years.

aeroplanes have the most sophisticated of ventilation systems, you are much more likely to get the pox in some nightclub or pub, the latter are not really a runner.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:52:48 PM »
Population:
Island of Ireland: 6.8 million
Arizona 7.3 million

Covid-19 cases in last 7 days:
Island of Ireland: 106
Arizona: 30,561

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:35:15 AM »
When would you be happy?

the day after the person is vaccinated?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:12:47 AM »
Not a massive number of cases in Victoria, but that growth rate is alarming



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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:23:32 AM »
You can't debate with an outright liar.

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