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by Psamathe
27 Nov 2020, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17035

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Oldjohnw wrote:Where do people - and led by many Tory MPs - get the idea that dead and ill people will save the economy?

Or how "delaying acting" might mean thing will get better so you wont have to act.

Ian
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1362
Views: 49077

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Pebble wrote:with a few days to go he could admit all and resign, Pence would then become president and could issue a pardon ?

be quite funny if Pence decided to go for a round of golf instead :D

But that would not affect state investigations (e.g. New York)

Ian
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1362
Views: 49077

Re: Is Trump Mad?

You're not alone. "The full extent of a president's power to pardon has not been fully resolved." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_pardons_in_the_United_States Jonathan From that it doesn't look like Trump pardoning himself would help massively as he can only pardon federal offences ...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1362
Views: 49077

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Something confusing me: Pardons. Ignoring the aspect as to whether or not the President can pardon himself, I can't understand how somebody can be legally pardoned when they have not been found guilty of what they are being pardoned for. e.g. I see calls for Trump to pardon Julian Assange - but Assa...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17035

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I can't see any doubt that there are people dying now who would have survived without lockdown. eg There will have been people who died from things like cancer because there was an interruption in normal services. I presume their death certificates will record the actual cause of death as cancer. I...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December
Replies: 98
Views: 2796

Re: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

The more I read this, & the more I think about it, the more confused I become. Are we allowed to exercise solo only (other than with household), with one other (as currently under lockdown 2) or in a group of up to 6? https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#ver...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17035

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

We are having world beating technical difficulties. It is game changing. We will bash accuracy and efficiency. And get our non-technical mates to sort it at tremendous cost. Probably Excel 97 is involved somewhere. "Does contact tracing work? Quasi-experimental evidence from an Excel error in ...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 232
Views: 6470

Re: Covid Infection boundaries

Completely agree with TM. How can Lancaster district with 90 per 100,000 be in tier 3. This is lower than all but one London borough, Liverpool and Cumbria. They have made a big mistake here which undermines my confidence in the whole tier system. At least national lockdown has everyone in the same...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17035

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

But at least it isn't "I'm sorry that you feel that you're experiencing technical difficulties." ! ; - ) Jonathan And at least now it isn't changing. I've been in " Sorry, we're experiencing technical difficulties " for sometime now so things are no longer changing by the minute...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 11:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17035

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Now we're all moving into a new Tiers System though I'd check what tier I'll be in and apparently I'm in " We're experiencing technical difficulties. ". Fine. But consistent with everything changing frequently, a subsequent check put me in " Sorry, we're experiencing technical difficu...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets for cricketers, footballers, not cyclists
Replies: 98
Views: 3958

Re: Helmets for cricketers, footballers, not cyclists

...I do have a friend who is still with us today because he wore a helmet (t-boned at a junction when he was doing about 40mph downhill, hit the deck pretty much head first and split his lid in half)... It is notable that the number of people saved by their helmet far exceeds the number of people w...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

.... I completely agree about the terrible value for money we're getting from the central track-and-trace scheme. Even if it worked as described, it seems like a second-rate firefighting plan, with any attempt at finding carriers before they infect others being completely forgotten now. I do have t...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

How much of it do we need them for? Can't we do much of it ourselves? OK, it will be less effective than if we had a competent government backing it, but it'll still help, won't it? We could but for many I suspect 14 days self-isolating would be a real strain [...] I'm not sure where you get that 1...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

The government is yet again getting its messages in a twist. Meanwhile Independent SAGE has come up with: "Safer Winter Celebrations and Festivities" : https://www.independentsage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Winter-celebrations-final.pdf ..... Even the introduction had me laughing. Sen...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 128
Views: 4375

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

What about arriving e.g. at Calais and requesting asylum. The UK seems to take forever befor eit gets to hear asylum cases so you undoubtedly be able to exceed the 90/180. Might the French authorities get suspicious when loads of cyclists arrive at their borders requesting asylum only to return to t...