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  1. It's the bit at the end of that clip I like most. "Will anything change?" "No" "Don't worry about it then." Excellent. Realistically, people are just people innit. Unless there's some value to be gained from a label, bollocks to it.
  2. Do I get a high-score printout at the Creg?
  3. Well, from my point of view I quite like my biologists to have a bit of sass. Tell you what does lose a person respect though, trying to police how other people conduct themselves on an inconsequential internet forum.
  4. I filled it out. I saw it advertised several times. It's hardly the Governments fault if people can't be bothered filling out surveys.
  5. And another one: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260112132_Comparing_the_Effects_of_Defaults_in_Organ_Donation_Systems I'm not sure this is a particularly surprising result?
  6. I haven't seen statistics for the IOM, but for the less important island across the water: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/731915/Organ_donation_impact_assessment.pdf And wider: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:x58WdBLw4rUJ:https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12916-014-0131-4+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=im
  7. A lot of people who don't care what happens to their organs after death are too lazy to opt-in. But no people who care about what their organs are used for after death are too lazy to opt-out. So opt-out gives us a stronger supply of organs.
  8. If God exists she must get right on his wick.
  9. They sure do - a monetary interest at that. As is usual, pursuit of profit poisons everything. Until people put responsibility on social media platforms to behave, well, responsibly, we're going to continue down this road. Which is quite frightening really. I can't remember a time in my life where left and right were further apart and further enraged than they are now.
  10. Less intentional division by politicians and the media, and less "accidental" division by social media algorithms.
  11. I think it's worse than that. I think the majority of America sees Trump exactly as he is. Depressingly, about 50% of them like what they see.
  12. I wonder if spending the last 4 (and longer) years polarising and radicalising individuals on both sides of the political spectrum and then having an election where the margins are fractions of a percent is perhaps a bad thing.
  13. I am not trying to ignore the risks - I think they're very low. I genuinely expect us not to have any deaths from Coronavirus as a result of returning students. Someone will probably make the argument that the vulnerable shouldn't have to take extra care for a couple of weeks as students come back, and I suppose that has a certain merit, but equally I shouldn't have to intentionally drive less, and drive more defensively around Christmas just because there are more likely to be drunk drivers. But I do... It's about appropriateness and balance. And I strongly believe that the app
  14. Framing being able to come to your home country for Christmas as "have jolly good time" is disingenuous. And no, I meant the risk is very small. On a par with other every day risks. I am hoping, and somewhat expecting, no deaths related to returning students. A mixture of the vast majority of students being responsible, and the majority of the extra vulnerable taking precautions when out and about in the run up to Christmas.
  15. Oh, certainly, but in terms of risk to the on-island population from returning students I don't think there's much to sweat about. The vast majority will behave themselves, and the risk from those that inevitably don't is very small.
  16. Plenty of kids were already doing a great job of isolating in their own rooms away from their parents before Covid19. I find it hard to accept that people frequently criticise the younger generation for being "woke" and "right-on" but then also want to claim they're not going to take precautions to safeguard their families and communities. The University age youngsters I know are all pretty sensible and caring individuals. Shite sample size, obviously, but I think the concerns are a bit overblown here. Particularly as the highest risk period for the students has pretty much happene
  17. What's important about families coming together and appreciating a bit of relaxed time off with each other after what has unarguably been a fucking awful year? No idea.
  18. Education is an investment in the future of the Island. Be no good putting my profession in those brackets, I'm not paid from the public purse.
  19. Sure, but most of the stuff referred to as "phobia" has nowt to do with fear and a lot to do with discrimination. Nobody is actually afraid of gay people, for example. For the prior question re: Racism and the Jewish - lots of stuff gets called anti-semitism. Including anti-zionism, which is different.
  20. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/15/islamophobia-racism-definition-free-speech-theresa-may https://www.enar-eu.org/Islamophobia https://www.enar-eu.org/Frequently-asked-questions-1160 https://www.trtworld.com/europe/islamophobia-is-being-defined-as-a-form-of-racism-why-22221 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306396817737244?journalCode=racb
  21. What reports about working to rule are you expecting to hear over a half term, exactly?
  22. I'm going to go to my folks and have a jolly good time.
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