Had a glimpse at the Daily Mail (these things happen!) and once again I see it's the old story of Boris wanting to get us* all out of Lockdown, but the Scientists say No, so poor Boris has to say Sorry he has to "go with the Science" and it is most regrettable, etc.
You won't be going anywhere for a long time!
(of course, when I say *us* I mean *you* (evil larf!) )
"Prof Lockdown's** modelling team has warned even a slower easing means 130,000 more deaths and the NHS could be swamped again" - JohnV being the expert here on the NHS becoming overloaded. Just how many times has he wheeled that one out?
"Mr Johnson is set to unveil his road map" - oh, so now it's 'Mr Johnson' now, is it? Becoming more and more Big Brother. I bet the oaf couldn't even read an OS 1:50 000 Landranger Map. Where does his road take him to - the nearest fridge to hide in?
"SAGE warned curbs will need to be in place until at least September or there could be a 'significant' rebound in infections, hospitalisations and deaths." - yes, indeedy! At least September.
I wonder if this is all about gathering everyone's DNA. It could be very effective for crime prevention and management of populations.
Was discussing this with my older daughter who is 10 going on 30 earlier. Not the Covid vaccine specifically but the whole bullshit situation in general and it got into the DNA topic.
She had an answer for it all as she always does but it did make me wonder whether Covid testing and vaccines could also end up being a rather handy way to get hold of DNA data which would otherwise be very difficult to gather.
You are a twat Foxy, tell me how many has Finland vaccinated yet?
Hopefully none. Nobody seems to have an inkling what it is, or what it will do - and which/whose vaccine? Anyway, what does it matter if you get injected with 10 doses or 20? Professor 'Shagger-of-other-man's-wife' Ferguson says You Will Not Be Allowed Out To Play - ever!
Foxy my neighbour was tested for it on Monday dead by Friday you really are stupid if you dont believe its real, at some point Finland will have problems but unlikely as its one person per 54 square Km, neighbours what are those?
Lost in wonder at the world and often wondering how I got there
Loads of people seem to love the sense of being under oppression and control, every day I see several dozen people driving cars, with no other passengers in the car, who are wearing face masks. I think they call this blind, massively over-exaggerated subservience "Stockholm Syndrome". I'm sure that if Professor Poached Eggs Eyes said that being kicked in the bollocks helped to prevent Covid, people would be approaching you in the street begging you to kick them in the bollocks.
Head Goon in the Thunderboat Goon Squad. Vacuous moron. A lamebrain who spouts mindless crap.
"Another lost year in our lives .....I can tell you with certainty, in the end they won't lift the lockdown till there has not been a single case of Covid for at least 6 months.... that means lockdown will continue for 2 or 3 years more some people say 5 years more. All those saying lockdown should not be lifted this year, see if you can take 2 or 3 years more, because that's coming down the pipeline...."
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
I hope that I never become famous and someone trawls my contributions on this site looking for the odd post which may be offensive.
Force them to pluralise words by putting apostrophes in, then everyone will mock them as imbeciles!
What a load of twaddle. I for one (stoppages/failures/Ellis's curse permitting) will be travelling the routes I've got planned whether we are still in lock down or not - under the guise of "it's business travel" and even without customers on board, I still need to be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time for when restrictions are lifted... ergo, This boat will be travelling on a necessary journey - end of!
I think we've more or less decided we'll not get back to the boat until April, by which time we believe stuff will be opening up.
My neighbour (66 years) was called in for his vaccination last Wednesday, totally out of the blue ... he has no medical issues, and was surprised but went anyway. Perhaps locally they're getting through the jabs quickly.
Alice in Wonderland Noddy-boating prat One of the Goon Squad
I see nearly 100 international passenger planes landed at Heathrow yesterday, so it's not really a lockdown for some is it? (1)
Another anomaly, why are the number of deaths with Covid not coming down as much as during the last 2 lockdowns? This is despite a fall in cases and over 10 million jabs so far. (2)
Maybe the warmer weather will help once we get into Spring. By then most people will have had enough of this.
(1) a large proportion of air cargo is carried in passenger planes and I would suspect (guess) that the number of passengers per plane is only a fraction of previously
and it is worth remembering that before Covid well over a thousand aircraft arrived every day at Heathrow
(2) deaths from covid are always weeks later than the admissions and the better they get at treating those patients (they have a range of drugs to assist them now) the longer the delay will be, even in the first wave with virtually no treatments there was a long delay.
How quickly admissions come down is a better gauge of lock down efficacy
the biggest disadvantage of age .... is that you can't outgrow it
(2) deaths from covid are always weeks later than the admissions
"Foxy my neighbour was tested for it on Monday dead by Friday you really are stupid if you dont believe it"
You really are thick, aren't you. Of course he tested positive a week before he died of it, he would have tested positive a couple of weeks before that too. I know someone who died that quickly too. I do hope Mr Darwin isn't reading your posts.
NB Bittern's Boom, 32ft Narrowboat reg'd 1968, moored on the highest mooring on the network.
dogless: Just put new batteries in my whisky bottle lamp ... looks great
Aug 22, 2021 19:18:09 GMT
JohnV: Been a nice sunny afternoon here, made a nice change to sit outside with a bottle ot Timothy Taylors
Aug 22, 2021 19:38:17 GMT
dogless: Lovely day but the rain arrived at about 7pm ... the nights are certainly drawing in now
Aug 22, 2021 19:44:56 GMT
naughtyfox: "A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us'"
Aug 23, 2021 9:40:56 GMT
dogless: Bird feeders are busy at Braunston ... certainly getting through seed and fat balls
Aug 23, 2021 10:42:06 GMT
JohnV: 3 X kingfishers this morning !!! do hope they are now round here to stay, I love seeing that flash of blue even if I don't get a good view
Aug 24, 2021 6:59:09 GMT
dogless: Something magical about seeing them ... like hares and owls ... privilege to observe close up
Aug 24, 2021 8:12:08 GMT
naughtyfox: If you look in the mirror and say COVID-19 five times, it appears.
Aug 24, 2021 14:40:23 GMT
dogless: I give up ... let him do his worst
Aug 24, 2021 18:29:12 GMT
naughtyfox: The problem with today is that the government is not restricting our movements and activities enough. We need more restrictions, harsher, and for longer, so people really start taking this virus seriously.
Aug 25, 2021 12:19:27 GMT
dogless: I haven't got a problem with today ... healthy, comfortable, happy, and fortunate ... one of the lucky ones
Aug 25, 2021 20:25:29 GMT
JohnV: If this had been an ordinary thread I would have posted CCR "Fortunate Son" for Ross
Aug 26, 2021 5:28:02 GMT
naughtyfox: "I am not COVID positive but I am positive we can still beat COVID if we just stay home and lock down hard."
Aug 26, 2021 5:34:32 GMT
dogless: Laundry done and off to the massive B&M in Rugby (even though ... ) we want three things ... I wonder how many bags full we end up with
Aug 26, 2021 10:49:56 GMT
naughtyfox: I see photos and videos of people enjoying themselves and think: Don't you know there is COVID? You must wait to gather!
Aug 26, 2021 17:52:21 GMT
dogless: Can't wait to get moving again in the morning ... two days on one mooring and I'm itching to cruise
Aug 26, 2021 19:18:01 GMT
metanoia: Two days on THAT mooring and I'd be more than itching! Happy travels ....
Aug 26, 2021 19:55:54 GMT
dogless: It's convenient ... but very noisy. Water, elsan and rubbish in the morning and off for some peace
Aug 26, 2021 20:00:57 GMT
JohnV: Sheep are ok ...... I'm just worried in case I ever meet any of these "Sheeples" that the Fox keeps harping on about they sound scary
Aug 28, 2021 6:28:07 GMT
metanoia: I hope you never have to; trust me, they really ARE quite scary indeed ....
Aug 28, 2021 18:22:57 GMT