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It was a joke. A satire on covid hysteria and comparative risks of bomb disposal vs a virus with an IFR < 1%. I’m sure most people recognise that.   

Can wait for the first FB post along the lines of “I hope these bomb disposal people will be self isolating. Our borders are closed and they could kill someone!” 

Not the best attempt at redaction I have seen

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2 hours ago, wrighty said:

Well if one of them gets blown up in the process they could spread covid, explosively, all over the place. They certainly should isolate for 14 days before going near a bomb - for our safety 😉

not funny , take it you've never had to scrape a comrade off your batteldress 

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28 minutes ago, pongo said:

Nobody turned it into the shaming of an underclass. Which is your strawman proposition.

Well, is that really true?  The majority of people who are affected by the collateral damage of covid,  and more directly by the  disease itself, are in the low income groups.  Those on zero hours, in manual jobs (which can't be done on their laptop over Zoom) or in the personal service sector where face to face is ruled out, are the most directly affected.  They are also the least occupationally mobile.  

But the majority of the educated/ professional /managerial classes are still able to work, and earn, because their work can be performed remotely or they can transfer their skills elsewhere.   But that is absolutely fine, because the virus is being contained. 

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3 hours ago, wrighty said:

Well if one of them gets blown up in the process they could spread covid, explosively, all over the place.

Very disappointing. Today of all days.

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I'd like to think that todays population would not be so easily  drawn into intragovt wars that led to WW1 and 2. Iraq and Falklands put some doubt on that but modern war instruments would negate the massive death tolls of the past???

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11 hours ago, Gladys said:

Well, is that really true?  The majority of people who are affected by the collateral damage of covid,  and more directly by the  disease itself, are in the low income groups.  Those on zero hours, in manual jobs (which can't be done on their laptop over Zoom) or in the personal service sector where face to face is ruled out, are the most directly affected.  They are also the least occupationally mobile.  

But the majority of the educated/ professional /managerial classes are still able to work, and earn, because their work can be performed remotely or they can transfer their skills elsewhere.   But that is absolutely fine, because the virus is being contained. 

Yes those in manual jobs, personal services, retail etc have been let down by this Government (not that this should be a surprise) and they will undoubtedly suffer for many years as a result.

The 'professionals' (isn't a hair dresser, welder or mechanic a professional by the way?) and those who can work from home or remotely have also been threatened.  Don't you remember the media screaming for people to get back into offices?  Don't you remember the warnings that if your job can be done from home then it can also be done overseas by cheaper Labour?  

The UK Government is ruling by division.  It knows that it has to keep people fighting and blaming each other because otherwise they may just realise that the Government is incompetent.  

In relation to the virus it does need to be contained.  At the start of the pandemic it was absolutely ripping through communities.  The Doctors, Nurses and Scientists working on this have done wonders at improving treatments quickly so that the fatalities have dropped.  Without that the NHS would likely collapse especially given the years of underfunding from Government.  There is also very limited scientific data to support the argument for 'herd immunity' although there was a little bit more positive news there a short while ago.

 

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So has anyone got any info on the 'bomb'?

Most of the ordinance that turns up here is washed up, no doubt from Beauforts Dyke.  Seeing as this is nowhere near the beach, first assumption would be that it was dropped during WW2 (either in error, or lightening the load).  I don't believe the Island was actively targeted during the war.  Although I would have thought that the local farmer back in the 1940s would probably have noticed a crater in his field! 

However, the Luftwaffe did kill a frog with a bomb down near Cregneash in 1940. 

Other possibility, was it about to end up in the incinerator?  Lucky escape if it was.  A few years ago a Steel factory in Kenya was smelting some scrap bought from the Army, which unfortunately by some error contained some explosives.  Killed several people in the factory! 

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18 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

So has anyone got any info on the 'bomb'?

Most of the ordinance that turns up here is washed up, no doubt from Beauforts Dyke.  Seeing as this is nowhere near the beach, first assumption would be that it was dropped during WW2 (either in error, or lightening the load).  I don't believe the Island was actively targeted during the war.  Although I would have thought that the local farmer back in the 1940s would probably have noticed a crater in his field! 

However, the Luftwaffe did kill a frog with a bomb down near Cregneash in 1940. 

Other possibility, was it about to end up in the incinerator?  Lucky escape if it was.  A few years ago a Steel factory in Kenya was smelting some scrap bought from the Army, which unfortunately by some error contained some explosives.  Killed several people in the factory! 

 

 

It might be from a cache of mortar rounds. They still frequently crop up in the hills where the Home Guard used to practice. 

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