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13 minutes ago, Erik Everhard said:

Me too. I've been sat in the library for two hours today but I'm going to give it a miss tomorrow. I'm gonna try and stay in until my food runs out. Then hopefully buy enough until I get paid again. Then it's a case of probably buying plenty of tins and some frozen stuff and I'll maybe have to stay in for another week or so. 

I'll probably take it a week at a time. 

That's a sensible idea taking it a week at a time. May be make a plan of meals for the week so you don't run out but it could be awkward with some staples like pasta running out. I've noticed local shops aren't running out though. It'll cost a few quid more but grocers and butchers could do with the business in these trying times. 

Get a few books from the library, set up a game on football manager! Something to relieve the boredom. And make sure you check-in on hear so everybody knows everything is fine in your world!  

It's going to be a slog but we'Lloyd all get there, sadly some won't.  

 

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35 minutes ago, Icke's Lizard said:

That's a sensible idea taking it a week at a time. May be make a plan of meals for the week so you don't run out but it could be awkward with some staples like pasta running out. I've noticed local shops aren't running out though. It'll cost a few quid more but grocers and butchers could do with the business in these trying times. 

Get a few books from the library, set up a game on football manager! Something to relieve the boredom. And make sure you check-in on hear so everybody knows everything is fine in your world!  

It's going to be a slog but we'Lloyd all get there, sadly some won't.  

 

Ive just bought three books from HMV. They are doing some cracking deals on books. I bought a biography on the life of the late great American comedian Bill Hicks. I also bought a book by Peter Hook called Being in Joy Division. The third is mostly pictures with a little bit of text and a few paragraphs and that's Indie Fashion from 1980 to 1988. I got it for £3.99 reduced from £14.99. To be honest with you Indie fashion didn't change too much in the mid to late 80's. It was either quiffed up or spiked hair or a Yardbyrds style grown bowl cut, a buy like Clint Boon from the mighty Inspiral Carpets. But it's a good book for the brass. 

I'm still waiting on the new John Le Carre turning up in the library. I ordered it 3 months ago. A popular book it seems. 

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4 minutes ago, dj funky said:

Talking so much sense Icke, are you thinking of getting into politics?.

Haha. I take an interest but would never get involved properly.  Too many skeletons!!! The Daily Mail would go to town on me! Ha. 

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15 minutes ago, Icke's Lizard said:

Haha. I take an interest but would never get involved properly.  Too many skeletons!!! The Daily Mail would go to town on me! Ha. 

You're starting to sound like Donald Trump now

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9 hours ago, Wilder Bollox said:

Everybody will have different home and work situations . There isn't a one size fits all solution

There is ... Lockdown , Restaurants and pubs will close , they have been left out to dry , if the government forced them to close then they could claim money while shut .

Same with work , somebody self isolates they get sick pay, a forced closure and companies pay full wages 

It's the government putting money before health , a two week shutdown gives those who have it time to recover , those who might get it after 5 days will be clear once the 2 weeks is over , the NHS will be able to concentrate on the virus as other areas such as routine operations would be cancelled  ,A and E would be not be as busy other staff could be moved from those areas .

Essential services would carry on , Emergency workers, those who keep the lights on etc but if we carry on as we are it's only going to get worse , rolling sickness coupled with no scientific evidence that once you have had it your immune won't work , it needs wiping out .

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2 minutes ago, Wilder Bollox said:

A 2 week complete shutdown would not wipe it out

Social distancing and staggering sickness won't either , your child has a cough or high temperature , you isolate the whole family for two weeks then venture out into the world , another family member then picks it up , you isolate for 2 weeks , and so on and so on .

Other European countries see the merits of full lockdown as it's really the only option .

We will just keep calm and watch it escalate .

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11 minutes ago, monk said:

if the government forced them to close then they could claim money while shut .

Currently having this argument on Twitter with politicians saying the same to stick the boot into the government. It is not true. A huge majority of companies wont be covered should the Government force them to temporarily close or otherwise. 

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2 week's would soon become 2 months and many of those companies would never reopen . Are they getting rent and business rate relief, who pays the management and staff, which businesses have to close and which don't .

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7 minutes ago, Bubba said:

Currently having this argument on Twitter with politicians saying the same to stick the boot into the government. It is not true. A huge majority of companies wont be covered should the Government force them to temporarily close or otherwise. 

If that is the case then a lockdown for 2 weeks would be beneficial , a two week hit financially or months of staff shortages and massive sick pay .

Same for pubs and other places , take a hit in the short term or spend months opening up with no customers 

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3 minutes ago, Wilder Bollox said:

2 week's would soon become 2 months and many of those companies would never reopen . Are they getting rent and business rate relief, who pays the management and staff, which businesses have to close and which don't .

China had it worse than anyone , they locked down and contained it and are now functioning properly again , it might take longer than two weeks and will cost jobs , but I would rather lose my job than lose my life and those around me.

It's coming anyway is the lockdown , I just think it should be done sooner as other countries in a worse position wish they had done .

 

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Do we really believe the news coming out of China, I don't know of any other virus that can be brought under control with such speed . Even with testing every person and slaughtering those that test positive you wouldn't eradicate or bring it under control so quickly

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Chancellor Sunak on the Q&A today instead of Boris, perhaps he will explain the help businesses can expect. I think there are too many people who think they know about insurance policies and they don’t. There will be many business who do not have business disruption in their policy by choice.

 

Check your pension fund investments, finance and insurance will feature very high, it’s your pension fund too that invests in insurance companies. all companies will be affected large and small in all sectors just about. The trick will be to minimise the long term damage. I sold my business last year so do feel a sense of relief. After the 2015 flooding I spent a long time with my insurance broker trying to find an insurance company I could afford with a level of risk I could manage, it’s what you have to do if you’re in business.

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All the Horse Racing is off until the end of April. That's nearly a month more than the football so they must have got wind of things being more serious? 

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1 hour ago, Icke's Lizard said:

All the Horse Racing is off until the end of April. That's nearly a month more than the football so they must have got wind of things being more serious? 

I think as times gone on everyone has realised it's going to take longer than first expected. 

I think we'll see a further suspension of our league and the other leagues above and below, shortly. 

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20 hours ago, dj funky said:

What is happening out there? went to Morrisons this morning and got caught in the idiots day out, trying to get to the soup shelf with two polite excuse me with this stupid man who just stared at me and did not move so I used my shoulder a bit like TJS which worked a treat, he turned round and said you pushed me to which I replied because you would not move, his stupid wife then called a Morrison assistant over saying I was looking for a fight with her husband and then walked off calling me a idiot.All the cheque outs were busy so I waited in the isle where a batch of loo roos were piled up, a little old lady was trying to get to them when idiot number two told her not to block the isle and pushed her trolley away, I saw red and told him did you leave your manners at home to which he said what's it got to do with you, I told him to go back to watching daytime tv and take a chill out pill.I thought the man in front would be my number 2 who had black tea shirt and tattoos on his neck if it come to a fight but said nowt, that was scary morning and will be glad to get back to the peace and quiet of the South Stand.

Just been to Asda and had a bit of an Dj moment but in reverse really.  The wife disappeared off to get something so I parked me and the trolley up down one of the isles. So I'm just stood there minding my own business when I became aware that I was being glared at. An elderly couple were just stood to my blind side glaring daggers at me. So I said "oh sorry" and moved, they muttered something at me and grabbed something off the shelf the then both of them starred at me like I was something they'd scrapped of their shoes and disappeared. Thing is, they never said "excuse me", or at least I didn't hear it. But I like to think my parents did a good job and tought me manners. There was a very definite aggressive attitude in there today, very much an everyone for themselves attitude, empty shelves galore. savage times me thinks.

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Just had a home delivery. It included toilet rolls, when I saw them I asked the driver if he had an armed escort.

 

He said he had just delivered to an old guy who had come to the door wearing a scarf completely round his head and thick gloves. The driver told him to get out and get some fish and chips and a couple of pints and not worry so much.

Not sure who is right, but can understand the fear.

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11 minutes ago, TommyH72 said:

Just been to Asda and had a bit of an Dj moment but in reverse really.  The wife disappeared off to get something so I parked me and the trolley up down one of the isles. So I'm just stood there minding my own business when I became aware that I was being glared at. An elderly couple were just stood to my blind side glaring daggers at me. So I said "oh sorry" and moved, they muttered something at me and grabbed something off the shelf the then both of them starred at me like I was something they'd scrapped of their shoes and disappeared. Thing is, they never said "excuse me", or at least I didn't hear it. But I like to think my parents did a good job and tought me manners. There was a very definite aggressive attitude in there today, very much an everyone for themselves attitude, empty shelves galore. savage times me thinks.

I don't like the sound of those two. Time to send the troops in. 

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Well I work in retail in a supermarket and there hasn't been any fighting yet that I have seen but that's probably because there are no essentials left. 

The following items were out of stock when I went home last night. 

Toilet roll. Eggs. Bread. Hand soap. Sanitiser. Chicken. Even the booze aisle where I work was looking sparce, these items have been limited but we simply cant keep up with the demand. Luckily everyone I have encountered has been able to have a laugh about it but we have as a whole suffered a whole lot of abuse for the way the aisles are looking 

It's a joke and I just laughed my way through my entire shift because seeing it first hand is just bizarre. I'm supposed to be back in tomorrow which I will be but I have absolutely no idea what I will be able to do or stock 

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6 hours ago, monk said:

China had it worse than anyone , they locked down and contained it and are now functioning properly again , it might take longer than two weeks and will cost jobs , but I would rather lose my job than lose my life and those around me.

It's coming anyway is the lockdown , I just think it should be done sooner as other countries in a worse position wish they had done .

 

They locked down one province and you can do that when you are a one party police state. There is no knowing the full extent of the spread of the virus in China because they won't release accurate information.

In addition they tried to suppress the news of the outbreak when it initially started.

Finally if they operated decent standards of food hygiene the ****ing thing wouldn't have started in the first place  so please don't use China as an example of how to manage the problem.

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13 minutes ago, Norm said:

They locked down one province and you can do that when you are a one party police state. There is no knowing the full extent of the spread of the virus in China because they won't release accurate information.

In addition they tried to suppress the news of the outbreak when it initially started.

Finally if they operated decent standards of food hygiene the ****ing thing wouldn't have started in the first place  so please don't use China as an example of how to manage the problem.

Exactly. They are at fault. When you look at some of the impoverished African countries you can kind of understand disease spreading but China has one of the best economies in the world and they should be starting to implement standards that we have in Europe and especially the UK. 

I said the other day that this is what happens when you mistreat animals for so long. 

Savages. 

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