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by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

solidarity wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:43 pm
I watched that press conference for a while, Shan, but had to turn it off. It was just so embarrassing. I've turned a cringed at a few before, but that was the worst.
Agreed Solids. Dreadful stuff and worse than that is adding negative value.
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

It like everybody blames the Government -- but fails to recognise how intentions become warped in the Bureaucracy . Take privately run care homes -- they are responsible from their own purchasing policies -- and have their own suppliers -- yet it is the Governments fault ( or they like to make it t...
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Shan The USA is like no other country on earth (politically ) with central and State Governments - with States trying to maintain independence from the centre with the smaller states using their influence centrally to try and exploit the richer states -- only thing the central Government has clear ...
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Rum - I'm not Trump bashing. I am talking about the U.S and its attitudes. It is quite content to allocate hundreds of billions into arms, and that is the primary reason why U.S Tax Rates have risen over the last century, but cannot or rather will not re-deploy some of that spending into more worthw...
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Talking about shameless - US President Donald Trump has defended his response to the Covid-19 outbreak, and said he did not intend to fire his administration's leading expert on the subject, who had said earlier mitigation efforts could have saved more lives. At a press conference last night, Mr Tru...
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

An Irish man has been questioned by gardaí as part of an international investigation into what is described as a sophisticated €15m Covid-19 scam. The investigation was launched when German health authorities made an upfront payment online of €1.5m for face masks, only to discover the website adver...
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

So good it was worth posting twice. Baggy like but with more sanity. I'm sure Rum will be along to tell you everything is OK because Her Maj is still cloaking all her subjects in her royal protective blanket. :D
by Shan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Testing sufficiently is absolutely desirable - France has a worse testing rate than the UK and has a considerably higher death rate just using official figures while Germany has 3x the testing rate and less than 1/4 the death rate of the UK. Netherlands took a similar initial approach to the UK, now...
by Shan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Spot on JB. Totally unacceptable that different rules should apply for different folk. Leadership is important at these times. The lack of this is or should be a concern for UK citizens now more than ever.
by Shan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Governments have cases to answer for both not taking decisive early action and not having sufficient resources in place. However the public also need to answer for their own actions which have potential impacts on tackling this thing. More than 100 coronavirus-related fines have been issued in three...
by Shan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

This fecking working from home is proving to be a bit of a pain in the balls. I thought it would be a bit of relief but I actually have to work. Still though when I think of all the poor feckers who've lost their jobs it provides perspective. Feck but it looks like we are in for the long haul. The n...
by Shan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

solidarity wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Could somebody somewhere please show me an example of Michelle O'Neill making a positive contribution to the situation. All she seems to do is criticise and draw attention to problems that everybody knows about and that just don't have straightforward quick solutions.
Misogynist. :D :D
by Shan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Think about this; not as simple as it appears. Now that we have time during this shutdown of all things rugby. This could actually solve a long-term problem in Irish rugby. Although anyone could list 70+ top Irish professional rugby players listing four perfectly good fifteens plus a few reserves n...
by Shan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Anyone think a dose of Covid 19 would be better than reading the ramblings of Rum?
by Shan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 13935

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Our SF/DUP leaders have been a disgrace. Under a thin veneer of unity they have disagreed on loads of fundamental issues with Snarlene slavishly following UK govt policy with no regard to the local circumstances in NI. Jim Allister is right . Stormont in it's current form is not fit for purpose. I ...