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11 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

Yes he is as you say, head and shoulders above. Monday I worried he was loosing the plot but today he seemed calmer. Maybe HQ gave him a shoulder rub before they took the stage 

head and shoulders above yet still below ground level.

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51 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

 

Neither comment is fair. He is just a easy target for your frustration . I would place him head and shoulders above HQ. 

Ahhhhh it’s getting to the point Dilli you want them on a big canvas above the dinner table

-  “ I worship those over 44 waist”

Praise be to Howard

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It's worth noting that the small minority of people whining loudly against the government, here and on social media (especially the mess that is Twitter) are not representative of the population as a whole. Most of those underemployed angry voices would be picking holes in policy whether or not the administration here was trying to best cope with a global pandemic. Nobody signed up for this.

And many of the people whining today were previously arguing that the seriousness of this situation had been exaggerated. That the travel restrictions were unnecessary etc.

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10 minutes ago, pongo said:

I'd have a lot more trust in and respect for some of the actors in this story if they got off Twitter completely.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where social media is a cornerstone of anything one does these days. 
 

Presidencies are won and lost on Twitter. Obama’s success in 2008 was partially down to how well his campaign team pushed him out there. 
 

Then there’s the ongoing saga with the only POTUS to be banned from social media platforms after rousing an insurrection. 
 

In this case, if all other avenues were exhausted, what is a Dr to do? Academics publish their findings to contribute to a global body of knowledge. It’s what they do best. 

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So, we are currently depending on some of the lowest paid in society to care for older people, elderly families, taking risks in nursing and care homes without sufficient PPE, doing extras for the DHSC on the bank and on zero hours contracts, keeping food and supplies arriving and loading up shelves etc with unstable work routines, unpredictable work patterns and the ongoing insecurity that these employment practices create. 

On the other hand, those in government and alongside it are 'protected' from some of the harsher realities of life by being able to offset some of these outcomes by affording themselves good pay, working at home schemes, regular and steady employment and working security with good pension scheme pay offs. Not too much to worry about there.

And then, as we have heard today, (some) business's are being inhibited from carrying on their trades in situations that don't seem to fully make much sense. 

Covid has exposed the weaknesses in our economic system. 

 

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1 hour ago, The Old Git said:

Wasn’t it 28 days clear last time? Two virus incubation cycles. Wonder what’s changed. 

Not much. I think it we get 14 days clear they'll throw us a bone, then at 28 everything opens again.

For all the complaining, we opened up faster than anyone expected last time, with HQ allowing the pubs to reopen with such little notice they didn't have enough beer to sell.

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33 minutes ago, pongo said:

And many of the people whining today were previously arguing that the seriousness of this situation had been exaggerated. That the travel restrictions were unnecessary etc.

Absolutely.

No testing on exit was a mistake, because the virus can outlive quarantine.

But those shouting loudest about this mistake are, by and large, those who were demanding shorter quarantines, more reliance on pre-travel testing which is wildly inaccurate, and allowing more people onto the island just because they happen to have a tangential link with the place.

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19 minutes ago, Apple said:

So, we are currently depending on some of the lowest paid in society to care for older people, elderly families, taking risks in nursing and care homes without sufficient PPE, doing extras for the DHSC on the bank and on zero hours contracts, keeping food and supplies arriving and loading up shelves etc with unstable work routines, unpredictable work patterns and the ongoing insecurity that these employment practices create. 

On the other hand, those in government and alongside it are 'protected' from some of the harsher realities of life by being able to offset some of these outcomes by affording themselves good pay, working at home schemes, regular and steady employment and working security with good pension scheme pay offs. Not too much to worry about there.

And then, as we have heard today, (some) business's are being inhibited from carrying on their trades in situations that don't seem to fully make much sense. 

Covid has exposed the weaknesses in our economic system. 

 

Have you just landed on Earth ?

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26 minutes ago, tetchtyke said:

I think it we get 14 days clear they'll throw us a bone, then at 28 everything opens again.

For all the complaining, we opened up faster than anyone expected last time, with HQ allowing the pubs to reopen with such little notice they didn't have enough beer to sell.

Last time the local inhabitants of Faceache were losing their minds* over construction re-opening and then non-essential shops.

 

*then again can you lose what you never had in the first place?

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