Panic buying, hoarding

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Attitude, seriously.
The feeling of community responsibility is at a whole different level.
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  • 1 Increase size of British Army to 500,000 or more

    2 Recruit mercenary troops to fill vacancies

    3 Form non-combatant corps to deal with logistics, nursing etc

    4 Military could then be called out to solve everything
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At some point everyone's petrol tank will be full and I can just cruise into an empty four court.
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Yep - this is mostly an artificial demand spike, but it’s quite funny to watch.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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jb wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 10:28am Attitude, seriously.
The feeling of community responsibility is at a whole different level.
Cultural differences between peoples are massively overstated. There's no inherent or genetic difference here, its just down to leadership and country structure. People anywhere will start to become selfish when pressured and people with disproportionately more are, on average, disproportionately less altruistic. All of that is entirely in the control of the government.

The biggest barrier is probably our voting system.
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thirdcrank wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 10:37am
  • 1 Increase size of British Army to 500,000 or more

    2 Recruit mercenary troops to fill vacancies

    3 Form non-combatant corps to deal with logistics, nursing etc

    4 Military could then be called out to solve everything
We have a large military fuel depot close to us , usually fleets of army fuel tankers going in and out. My guess is 'calling in the army ' isn't an astute political move as it demonstrates something hasn't quite gone to plan. That said I've worked with the army during the fire brigade and ambulance strikes and they do a sterling job. I fear however with reductions over the years any assistance with fuel deliveries would be a drop in the ocean.

(Incidentally the depot football team made the Guiness book of records for the whole team being sent off in the shortest time which is probably its only claim to fame)
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thirdcrank wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 10:37am
  • 1 Increase size of British Army to 500,000 or more

    2 Recruit mercenary troops to fill vacancies

    3 Form non-combatant corps to deal with logistics, nursing etc

    4 Military could then be called out to solve everything
Field Marshal Johnson and his (Entitled to Rule Greedily) ERG high command would impose martial law and enforce the ideology of Extreme Tory Brexitism upon the oppressed peoples of the British Isles...
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.... My guess is 'calling in the army ' isn't an astute political move as it demonstrates something hasn't quite gone to plan. ....
On the contrary, I think the only thing that has prevented the armed forces being used much more in the last few years is that they've been so hollowed out that there's nobody left to deploy.
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Using an organisation whose main job is killing people is probably not a good long term policy
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thirdcrank wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 10:37am
  • 1 Increase size of British Army to 500,000 or more

    2 Recruit mercenary troops to fill vacancies

    3 Form non-combatant corps to deal with logistics, nursing etc

    4 Military could then be called out to solve everything
Centralise control of everything into a body of young men armed to the teeth?

Brilliant idea. What could possibly go wrong?
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Stevek76 wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 11:40am
jb wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 10:28am Attitude, seriously.
The feeling of community responsibility is at a whole different level.
Cultural differences between peoples are massively overstated. There's no inherent or genetic difference here, its just down to leadership and country structure. People anywhere will start to become selfish when pressured and people with disproportionately more are, on average, disproportionately less altruistic. All of that is entirely in the control of the government.

The biggest barrier is probably our voting system.
And the ownership of it via the media.
Along with a lack of meaningful education.
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In the supermarket this morning: a few product lines out of stock but the only thing we missed out on was a type of biscuit we were after. And there were plenty of other biscuits (and we shouldn't eat so many in any case :oops: ).

But on the way out I noticed the screaming headline in monster type on the front page of - yes you've guessed it - the Daily Fail.
PANIC AT THE PUMPS.
Has anyone at Northcliff House learnt the lesson about the media stoking the fire?

Both Mrs P and I agreed: that sort of headline will only make things worse. If there wasn't panic before, there is now... :evil:
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Well lets all hope that when they have filled up they will only use their vehicles for essential use only to conserve what they have just queued up for. At this rate there will be more cyclists and less motor vehicles on the road. Apart from the pandemic, this happened back in the summer of 2008 when the tanker drivers were on strike and picketing the oil depots. They brought the country to its knees in days. Blissful traffic free roads. :D
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AlanD wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 4:46am Traffic queues into Sainsbury’s yesterday had backed up onto the main road and brought the town to a standstill! The first thing you come to is the petrol station, the car park for the supermarket is further on, so the car park was virtually empty because customers could not reach it. Madness!!!
Yes, bad design. It shouldn't have been approved.
The irony is that when there is a fuel shortage (real or perceived), we all react by burning even more of it, inching forward in a queue, engines belching even more pollutants into the air. 😟.
Do we all? 1. Not on this site. 2. Modern cars have engines that stop when the car is stationary and in neutral or park, which it will be in a fuel queue while each car or run of cars are being filled and paid for.
Mrs D takes the car to do the shopping today. Think I’ll ask if it can fit into the panniers of our bikes, guessing the answer is ‘No’. Utter madness!
Yes, utter madness not to either shop smaller or get bigger panniers or a trailer
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Good news: Found parsley at Morrisons! :D

Bad news: Forgot to put it in the soup. :(
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