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by T-800
1 May 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

The way I see it is: Without drastic social distancing to buy us time, half a million people would have died. So it is the right policy for now. Eventually, all restrictions will go. Absolute best case 6 months, worst case maybe 5 years. Where did you pluck that garbage figure from? Almost 30,000 t...
by T-800
1 May 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I have thought it through and I disagree. The Virus would have peaked regardless. Restricted movement,Social distancing etc has had little effect in the actual process. It makes people feel good though and politicians and the media love it so it must’ve worked eh? Hysteria/hype...some fall for it a...
by T-800
1 May 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Sorry you think that at least 26,000 deaths is hysteria. No need to be sorry :wink: As I said earlier if it were 250,000(UK) It would still be hysteria. 2,500,000(UK)then it would be a worry.I still wouldn’t freak out personally but I might start to take note. As is the death rate is very low World...
by T-800
1 May 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Sorry you think that at least 26,000 deaths is hysteria. No need to be sorry :wink: As I said earlier if it were 250,000(UK) It would still be hysteria. 2,500,000(UK)then it would be a worry.I still wouldn’t freak out personally but I might start to take note. As is the death rate is very low World...
by T-800
1 May 2020, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

will we ever see this again? https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/91DD/production/_112014373_1200-wimbledon-gettyimages-1153935164.jpg the end of all mass crowd sports? Of course we will.Sport and spectating will return to normal as will everything else. Once the hysteria wears off people wi...
by T-800
1 May 2020, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which social/economic class do you belong to?
Replies: 52
Views: 1362

Re: Which social/economic class do you belong to?

I’m working class but I think my dad would disagree. I’m from a mining/steel background and a steel worker myself but am not “working class” like my parents and grand parents. We just have/can afford stuff now that was not possible even as little as 40 years ago. I remember driving to Edinburgh in 1...
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody had the virus?
Replies: 39
Views: 1501

Re: Anybody had the virus?

Possibly flu yes, thats exactly what it felt like, the longest illness ever for me. I am hoping to be able to find out if I have had it and whether I have immunity. Al Well they can't even decide if the current swab tests are accurate so I would guess a test to determine if you've had it and are im...
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

djnotts wrote:I find all this worrying about flour baffling. A truly middle class concern I assume.

Glad someone else said it!
There’s plenty in the shops around here..we must all be too common :lol:
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tragedy of the commons: keep secrets?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Tragedy of the commons: keep secrets?

My dad used to take us to a "secret" Conker tree and a "secret" Walnut tree in the 1970s.About 10 years ago I decided to take my Daughter.The Walnut tree was(is) still there but I think more or less everyone locally must know about it and the Conker tree...?.....it was(is) now in...
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asda Scan and Go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1132

Re: Asda Scan and Go?

I've been using the Asda App for about a week now and it just works 8)
We tested it on a "full" shop yesterday and it was so much easier/faster.
The wife is converted and she's down loaded the Android version.I even use it for just a few items now as the basket aisle is always busy 8) 8)
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary
Replies: 57
Views: 1623

Re: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary

How should taxes be collected fairly - other than you paying less and others paying more? Your whole premise seem to be based on you getting a free or cheap ride off the backs of others. Do you actually read what others post or just skip through and pick the bits you want to use?:- How is this &quo...
by T-800
30 Apr 2020, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21623

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Coop convenience stores often have instore bakeries and bake rolls and bread fresh every day. The freshly baked stuff is yummy. IME you dont know what you are talking about the turnover of goods in Coop convenience stores is very rapid indeed. They usually have a small section dedicated to stuff go...
by T-800
29 Apr 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary
Replies: 57
Views: 1623

Re: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary

Ask them if they think public services like the NHS, roads etc should have a lot less money spent on them. That is what lower taxes will make happen unless other taxes are greatly increased. How the hell do you think the Covid-19 expenditure will be recovered? They probably realise,like me,that pay...
by T-800
28 Apr 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating
Replies: 38
Views: 1246

Re: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating

Cyril Haearn wrote:TWO METRES!
Better to keep more than two metres apart if possible

2m,8m,1m WHO can't make their minds up.Probably because no one knows for sure.
by T-800
28 Apr 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating
Replies: 38
Views: 1246

Re: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating

Positive:- Time off! Getting "furloughed" on Sunday for at least 3 weeks.Pity it's not for the next 8 years :lol: Amusing:- Watching the mass hysteria and listening to some of the "theories" banded about. Frustrating:- Constantly seeing/hearing lockdown when we clearly are not an...