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  1. Different symptoms of Delta might contribute to faster spread rather than greater infectivity.

    Suggestion that the Delta variant is spreading faster because the symptoms are more like a heavy cold than previous covid variants so people think they are safe to go out. 


  2. On 21/05/2021 at 09:17, Manuel said:

    Reminds me of the tube, the reaction of pure hate you could hear from hundreds of fellow passengers when our train was delayed due to someone throwing themselves on to the line.  "Why the F**k do they have to do that in rush hour selfish bastards!!!!"

    I was on a train once which had been held up for a couple of hours due to someone committing suicide on the line. Ad we eventually went past the site some people cheered and one banged on the window yelling “I hope it hurt”

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  3. 9 hours ago, Lighthouse said:

    I’m so glad I’m A - Not famous and B - Did my growing up in an era just before social media.

    Same. Typical punk era teen age rebellion would get you crucified now 

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  4. 14 hours ago, The Cat said:

    Have they got any players left?

    Losing all your best players and most of the rest every season because you can’t afford to pay them from May till August. Having to build a new team from scratch every year. Life is tough when you’re a small club struggling to survive at the bottom end of the football league. Arf. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Guided Missile said:

    Looks like Trump will be proved right about the origins of the covid virus, escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology:

    Always the most likely explanation and when proven, it will be very expensive for China:

    Meanwhile :

    It's worth repeating "China...would not participate or support a second phase of the World Health Organization’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19. " and then ask yourself the question, why not?

    Looks like Trump was playing a blinder all along, but people lost their objectivity, blinded by their hatred of the man's personality.

    The idea didnt originate with Trump, it was already circulating in January 2020. He simply jumped on it months later. 

  6. 4 minutes ago, trousers said:

    Cummings seems to have a bit of a soft spot for Sunak and Raab.... promise of a job offer once Johnson has been forced out...? He's also given Gove an easy ride.

    Tbf all three are probably better than Johnson and Hancock. Sunak seems competent and a good sense of direction. Gove is competent but shifty and socially out of touch. Raab - jury is out.    

  7. 1 minute ago, Lord Duckhunter said:

    A leftie trying to be funny?

    He is though. Regularly puffs himself up and tries to look dominant but cant carry it off.  

  8. 4 minutes ago, whelk said:

    Yeah but someone that close on record saying it isn’t something we normally hear.

    The sad part is that likely nothing will happen. Twenty years ago it would have been seismic but now standards of honestly have fallen so low they will probably be able to ride it out 

  9. 1 minute ago, whelk said:

    This Cummings evidence is gold. Don’t want to go back to work

    tbf Johnson and Hancock being lying incompetent shits isnt really news. 

  10. 19 minutes ago, trousers said:

    Since when did Cummings go from an unreliable, deceitful charlatan to a trustworthy arbiter of honesty? 

    Julie Gittoes: Shades of grey

    Primer on the bleeding obvious

  11. 4 hours ago, CollinsDic said:

    Surely if it were part of a co-ordinated plan every jail and every lottery would be doing it globally? The fact that it’s just random ideas in random places proves the opposite of what you want 

  12. 1 hour ago, Lighthouse said:

    I’m no economist but won’t this just mean inflation in the long run? Wages go up, small privateer companies have to match the larger companies to get staff in the door. The prices go up to pay for it, people just end up paying more for goods they always bought anyway and any pay rise is negated. Good for mortgage holders, bad for savers.

    That was trotted out by rich people and stock holders when Blair proposed a minimum wage back in the last century. It didn't happen. The minimum wage is still rising. It still doesnt happen  

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  13. 8 minutes ago, CollinsDic said:

    Yep. I also find it odd the person giving the jab is not wearing gloves. But hey, I am sure the picture is genuine and that he really was having the jab huh.

    In other (recycled to fool you) news.....





    I worked for Brighton Health Authority yonks ago and was involved in emergency planning. We had contingencies for 1, 5, 20 and 50% of the population becoming incapacitated or killed. Its just normal practice. The only thing which has changed is the advent of clickbait journalism - which you seem to love. 

  14. 1 minute ago, egg said:

    I thought that. Also, his delts look over developed in comparison to his traps so maybe it's a prosthetic arm. 

    Are you insinuating prosthetic arms are poorly designed? 

  15. 2 hours ago, S-Clarke said:

    These variants are never, ever, ever going to stop. Not for the rest of our lives. It's incredibly boring now that we have to get scare mongering over each one.

    If they zoomed in on the common cold or the yearly flu, they'd find 10004204204204 variants of that. It's just how viruses work, they mutate. Why aren't scientists telling us that to remove the panic? But no...they're not, so If we are literally going to go full on panic mode on every 'variant' then we might as well pack it all in because this is never going to end for the rest of our lives.

    There isnt scaremongering over all of them. On average viruses replicate every 24 hours give or take and mutate about once every 10,000 generations. So if your'e infected with 100,000 virus particles you're creating 10 mutations a day. So there are billions of mutations but only a few are flagged up for concern and closer examination.  

    There is a reason that India was only lightly affected in the first outbreak and hard hit in the second. 


  16. 3 minutes ago, Weston Super Saint said:

    How do those figures look if you take out London?

    Just plain extortionate as opposed to ludicrous 

    Interestingly I saw a couple of days ago a billionaire businessman is planning to build 11,000 homes for permanent rent in Scotland . He reckons he can build a 1,500 square foot 4 bed house to a high standard and still cover costs at £700 pm. 


  17. 21 minutes ago, CB Fry said:

    Yes, what you've done there is a "my uncle smoked 40-a-day all his life and lived until he was 95". So what.

    Well done you on buying a house on about £700 weekly wage and paying rent too. Takes some doing with zero help at all.

    But that doesn't negate the basic social economic facts of the matter: wages to house price ratio, rising rents higher than mortgages, house prices driving up deposits, and so on.

    Average house price is 8 times average earnings.

    The average age of a first time buyer is now 34, and they need a average deposit of £46 grand. If you've saved up that much by yourself with no help good for you.

    The facts show it is incredibly difficult and pretty much fuck all to do with "people need to do without some luxuries". It's a structural societal problem where a generation is trapped.


    Exactly. In 1997 I thought about buying a big 1 bed flat in Dover street Mayfair for £81,000 when I was earning £34,000, so about 2.5 times income. Now £34,000 income inflation adjusted is about £63,000pa and that exact same flat is on the market for £1.9 million, about 30 times income

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  18. 9 hours ago, egg said:

    Had we been tighter on the borders, and properly enforced the quarantine, we wouldn't be having this discussion. 


    9 minutes ago, Weston Super Saint said:

    Should all international travel be banned just in case?

    You can have international travel by vaccinated Brits and still be tight on quarantining non vaccinated international arrivals from other countries.   

  19. 17 hours ago, SW5 SAINT said:

    I would imagine with the wages they pay and no crowd, they are probably more skint than anyone else in that league........

    Eisner in tribute to Catlin said that he had returned a profit every year he had been CEO.  Would suggest that 1. They aren't paying huge wages and 2. Eisner isn't putting any money in.   

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