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Bob is a C-unit. (Well, that's the tag line, anyway.)

He doesn't listen to expert/scientific advice.
He goes out without a good reason.
(I think) he's stockpiling non-perishable foods.
He doesn't wash his hands frequently.
He thinks that the virus isn't going to get him.
He doesn't realise that his behaviour might prolong the period of confinement.
Looks like it's taking the p*** out of this:

View: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pE6G7IG-i/

Here is Bob

Bob does not panic about the coronavirus.

Bob listens to scientists rather than social media

Bob is not going to ransack the shops

Bob always washes his hands because he knows the basics of good hygiene

Be like Bob
 
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Jeez, some people just defy belief. One day the Queens talking about how this country was built on communities coming together in adversity and the next day you see this!
 
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There were shelves absolutely full this morning in Asda, you could have bought all the greeting cards, kitchen wares, even tinned paint....but sadly little in the way of tinned foods, flour ( it's astonishing how all of a sudden we have become a nation of bread bakers), eggs and meat sustitute products. I did'nt bother looking for loo roll, we have some anyway.
 
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There were shelves absolutely full this morning in Asda, you could have bought all the greeting cards, kitchen wares, even tinned paint....but sadly little in the way of tinned foods, flour ( it's astonishing how all of a sudden we have become a nation of bread bakers), eggs and meat sustitute products. I did'nt bother looking for loo roll, we have some anyway.
It's annoying because I generally do bake our own bread and now I can't get any bloody bread flour.
 
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Well the Chinese government are still in denial about the source of the outbreak, that says it all about them.
Look at the position they took on the Chinese doctor that tried to warn the world. Yes all governments can manipulate figures to suit their agenda, it’s just some are worse than others, namely China.
Seeing as how not even the scientists (from all over the globe) have definitively identified the actual source of the initial outbreak, I’d hardly say the Chinese government are ‘in denial’ about it. You comments say more about your own paranoia and ignorance than anything else. And what ‘position’ did they take over the whistleblower doctor?

Our government have covered up countless atrocities in many conflict zones where the UK military has been involved, lied to us about Brexit, lied to us about Windrush, given secret aid to all manner of despotic leaders in nations where natural resources are valuable, covered up sex abuse scandals going back decades, etc etc. Those in glass houses. If you’re worried about authorities abusing power, you need to start looking a bit closer to home...
 
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Sky news reporting that Italy have more hospital beds per capita than the UK, very concerning.
If they get over the hump before us do you think we could fly a few patients out there?
 
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For anyone who has never seen the classic Picolax thread from Singletrack's forum (a mountain biking forum IIRC), here's a link... https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/the-first-of-the-lost-threads-the-picolax-classic/
Just what I needed ... good job I am home alone or there would have been a lot of explaining to do! :LOL:

He refers to his specialist as "Professor Arse Invader" so I am guessing that this account is entirely accurate and may choose to show him this later ....
 
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Saw that on the BBC site this morning.

Apart from trying to get out of responsibility by saying, " Taking the latest government advice this letter is to confirm that with effect from 19 March 2020, your employment has been terminated and your services are no longer required.", which is rubbish and the the opposite of government advice, that letter must just about the worst I have seen when sacking someone.

Seems another hotel has offered the staff accommodation.

I can only hope Britannia Hotels suffer for such treatment of staff.

Dave
 
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Seeing as how not even the scientists (from all over the globe) have definitively identified the actual source of the initial outbreak, I’d hardly say the Chinese government are ‘in denial’ about it. You comments say more about your own paranoia and ignorance than anything else. And what ‘position’ did they take over the whistleblower doctor?

Our government have covered up countless atrocities in many conflict zones where the UK military has been involved, lied to us about Brexit, lied to us about Windrush, given secret aid to all manner of despotic leaders in nations where natural resources are valuable, covered up sex abuse scandals going back decades, etc etc. Those in glass houses. If you’re worried about authorities abusing power, you need to start looking a bit closer to home...
There is no need to fire insults in my direction suggesting I am paranoid and ignorant.
If you would care to read what happened with the whistleblower doctor you might learn something!
 
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We can all say EVERY world wide government has lied one way or the other, did the Chinese government go to the doctor and tell him to stop spreading virus rumours about YES they did and imo he would of disappeared like many if he had not died and carried on. As said every government lies, and we don`t really know when this virus may go either.
 
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Saw that on the BBC site this morning.

Apart from trying to get out of responsibility by saying, " Taking the latest government advice this letter is to confirm that with effect from 19 March 2020, your employment has been terminated and your services are no longer required.", which is rubbish and the the opposite of government advice, that letter must just about the worst I have seen when sacking someone.

Seems another hotel has offered the staff accommodation.

I can only hope Britannia Hotels suffer for such treatment of staff.

Dave
I'm hoping people remember this when, its eventually possible, booking hotels. I'll never use a Britannia Hotel ever again.
 
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I'm hoping people remember this when, its eventually possible, booking hotels. I'll never use a Britannia Hotel ever again.
Its a pity the Macdonald Hotels seem to cater for a different price bracket, as it would be nice to switch custom to them, if possible.
 
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The oldies in my (or rather my wife's family) are being a right royal pain in the ass.
My wife's nan needed some shopping so we offered to get what she needed and drop it in to her, but she insisted she had to go out. If we didn't take her she was going to go on the bus.

So my wife offered to take her to Iceland for the early opening for the elderly. But no, she has to go to Salisbury (which at the time had no special hours for the elderly), and go to homebase to pick up some paint, and the garden centre.

She simply will not listen to advice. If we tell her we wont take her she will just use public transport and with my wife's granddad in poor, so we are pushed into taking her where she wants to go to at least stop her using the bus.

In the mean time we are all staying indoors, working from home and anything else to limit the risk of catching and then passing anything on to the olds. But it's ok, she went through worse in the war don't you know, despite being born in 1945. :banghead:
My Nan would have been the same if alive - she often said at her age, she didnt know how long she had left, she might as well enjoy life as best she can.
 
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Youre being a lot nicer than is deserved IMO
Lol. Not in my nature to be otherwise. I think it's better to get over a point or make a comment in a non-confrontational or abrasive manner especially in forums where we don't know each other personally. Doing so can only take things downhill and most don't like to see that anyway.
 
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We can all say EVERY world wide government has lied one way or the other, did the Chinese government go to the doctor and tell him to stop spreading virus rumours about YES they did and imo he would of disappeared like many if he had not died and carried on. As said every government lies, and we don`t really know when this virus may go either.
Very true. On this occasion if we are talking about viruses only, then China has a really bad historical record. Over the last couple of decades the majority of major outbreaks have originated in China, this is almost certainly due to their live wet markets. In addition their treatment of animals is nothing less than shocking. To prevent/reduce this happening in the future the world needs to put pressure on them to change their ways. Scientists have stated that bird flu, swine flue, SARS, MERs have almost certainly started from this animal and human closeness.
It’s not about pointing a finger or scoring any political points, it’s about tackling the problem and source and doing the right thing for humanity.
 
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Same here - I must bake bread at least 4 times a month and can I find yeast???
Plenty of yeast on the shelves, just no strong, plain or SR flour.
 
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did the Chinese government go to the doctor and tell him to stop spreading virus rumours about YES they did
Do you have 100% proof of this? No; you don’t. Here, is the difference between FACT and OPINON. Unsubstantiated opinions are what creates fear and hatred.

this is almost certainly due to their live wet markets
’Almost certainly’. Let’s wait until it is 100% proven then, eh? So far, this claim is unsubstantiated by actual science and scientists. Whilst it MAY be true, we don’t yet know this. Let’s stick to facts, eh?


It’s not about pointing a finger or scoring any political points, it’s about tackling the problem and source and doing the right thing for humanity.
Well, pointing the finger is exactly what you’re doing. And does tht really matter at this stage? This is exactly what ****s like Trump are doing. And it will create fear, hatred and division. And people will suffer as a result. And theres enough suffering already.
 

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Do you have 100% proof of this? No; you don’t. Here, is the difference between FACT and OPINON. Unsubstantiated opinions are what creates fear and hatred.



’Almost certainly’. Let’s wait until it is 100% proven then, eh? So far, this claim is unsubstantiated by actual science and scientists. Whilst it MAY be true, we don’t yet know this. Let’s stick to facts, eh?




Well, pointing the finger is exactly what you’re doing. And does tht really matter at this stage? This is exactly what ****s like Trump are doing. And it will create fear, hatred and division. And people will suffer as a result. And theres enough suffering already.
Fully agree!
Hear say and speculation causes unrest, panic and fear.....all of which do nothing to help any situation.

People never learn, or refuse to change even when many events, nationally and globally have had to be faced during our history.
One of the most recent ( appreciated a somewhat minor issue compared to covid 19) that has brought about nothing but an if, what, maybe scenario is Brexit which has installed a fear and ‘disturbance’ amongst a huge amount of people.
Hear say changes nothing for the better, quite the contrary..... it can make a dreadful situation into a catastrophy.
Facts that are 100 % valable, even if negative, enable us to progress as they put us and keep us on the right road to recovery.
 
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