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    You’ll probably be stood down then Rats, I don’t think they want sex pests
    Think they know about my Sally James phase....?


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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B.T. View Post
    I’m guessing they are still organising the administrative support.

    They have many thousands now registered, they need to determine who can do what, where and when.

    I’m on standby.

    If anyone genuinely needs and help then please let it be known.

    Btw......That does not mean me delivering a fried breakfast to you in bed in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrid and Munich View Post
    Really , are you now setting yourself up as an expert here as well!

    Try reading a little bit more about the medical profession in all its guises and maybe you will gain some understanding instead of trotting out your banal theories. This is the profession that is putting its life on the line at the moment.

    How many on here have signed up for the NHS volunteer programme?
    Do you need to sign up to something and get a badge to be doing your bit?
    Some of us are perfectly capable of helping others and doing the right things ourselves without needing supervision.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phooey View Post
    It probably was drafted years ago as part of a contingency plan. This is a good thing because it means the people in charge, or the Civil Service at least, are thinking about these things well before they occur.

    Whenever people talk about Government conspiracies and secret agendas I always think about my interactions with the Civil Service, Local and Central Government. In almost every case they are fundamentally useless. Everything takes longer than it should and the vast majority in charge are more bothered about protecting their 'patch' than delivering.

    The real kicker is that a lot of the front line staff are working really hard at the same time and not getting anywhere.
    Been around in legislation for a long time...all built around the civil contingencies act 2004...

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/36/contents


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratsnuts View Post
    Been around in legislation for a long time...all built around the civil contingencies act 2004...

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/36/contents
    Well thatís a relief


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Do you need to sign up to something and get a badge to be doing your bit?
    Some of us are perfectly capable of helping others and doing the right things ourselves without needing supervision.
    Itís more about creating a database, in support of the NHS, for able workers who are available to run errands for people they donít know who are in need of assistance. Maybe those living in remote areas or elderly or vulnerable or someone without transport or someone needing to collect prescription drugs or maybe someone who lives alone who is just lonely.

    So, no, you do not need to sign up to do your bit but it might help a stranger in some way if you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel View Post
    Well are the my great planners or incompetent ?

    Iím not talking about conspiracy. The bill is real.

    However, given there is pretty much no coverage of these changes it would indicate some sort of secrecy. Do you think the general public would be interested to know whatís in this ? I do.
    Why isnít it being reported? Why wasnít I consulted ? Is it because they know what theyíre doing is potentially wrong?
    I'm just pleased they've done some planning, whether it's great or not we'll have to see.

    If you don't want conspiracy theory thrown around then why talk about 'draconian plans'? People have demonstrated that they won't do what's best for everyone unless forced to so the Government have acted. This is a good thing in that there are fewer grey areas then before for people to abuse.

    It's probably not top of the news feeds because people dying is a bigger story but it is being reported on by all of the big sources.

    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B.T. View Post
    Itís more about creating a database, in support of the NHS, for able workers who are available to run errands for people they donít know who are in need of assistance. Maybe those living in remote areas or elderly or vulnerable or someone without transport or someone needing to collect prescription drugs or maybe someone who lives alone who is just lonely.

    So, no, you do not need to sign up to do your bit but it might help a stranger in some way if you do.
    If you feel that the best way you can help is to sign up then do so by all means but if anyone thinks that it makes them in some way superior or more worthy than others who are just doing stuff then they couldn't be more mistaken.


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    Well, so far today, I’ve mowed my lawns, put some nails in a couple of fence panels that we’re looking a bit loose and cleaned then house, all before lunch.
    This lockdown is really helping me with chores that I’ve been trying to avoid.

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    Is there any volunteer group for us knackered old has beens to help the even older more knackered has beens


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    Draconian means harsh and severe. Iíd say thatís a pretty accurate description of what I read. I donít see how using that words triggers thoughts of conspiracy for you.

    Iíve not seen any coverage of the detail of whatís in there. And the top stories on bbc include stuff about how the FA has some tough decisions to make. So Iím sorry I donít buy that there are more pertinent stories.

    Thatís said, happy to be shown to where itís being well covered


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDMANRED View Post
    Is there any volunteer group for us knackered old has beens to help the even older more knackered has beens
    Dignitas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    If you feel that the best way you can help is to sign up then do so by all means but if anyone thinks that it makes them in some way superior or more worthy than others who are just doing stuff then they couldn't be more mistaken.
    Itís not the best way and neither is it the only way.

    But it is another way.


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    China not being truthful about deaths and infection rates? Whoíd have thunk that?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Do you need to sign up to something and get a badge to be doing your bit?
    Some of us are perfectly capable of helping others and doing the right things ourselves without needing supervision.
    In our village the Parish Council organised volunteers 4 weeks ago.
    3 weeks ago us volunteers hand delivered a leaflet to every property in the village, including the outlying properties, giving mobile phone numbers for the central hub the Parish Clerk had set up.
    We also organised a street warden and a deputy for each street in the village, with the wardens identifying every old, alone and at risk person on the street.
    The village shop has vastly expanded it range of fresh veg and fruit, store-cupboard items and is using the volunteer force to deliver boxes of food to anyone who has had to self-isolate, or for whatever reason can't get to the shop.
    It continues to provide take-away food, again with free home delivery if required, and the village pub providing ready-cooked meals and selling bottled beer, again with free home delivery.
    A village Facebook page has been established and when people are going to the pharmacy, or into town they post on there asking if anyone needs anything collecting or delivering.
    We have a volunteer Whatsapp group so that when a call in to the Parish Clerk's hub requires a volunteer to act messages can be sent.
    We haven't considered we need any intervention from local or central government and the sense of community is incredible.
    Of course, we are in a compact and relatively small village, so people do know each other to a greater extent than urban and suburban dwellers.
    Who knows, maybe urbanisation isn't all it is cracked up to be.
    The NHS volunteer initiative is something that addresses a different problem set than that we face in the sticks.
    However, the focus needs to be kept tight for the NHS volunteers, and I have serious concerns that the issue of screening out inappropriate volunteers is one that isn't being even remotely addressed.
    The criminals and opportunists will be having a field-day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    In our village the Parish Council organised volunteers 4 weeks ago.
    3 weeks ago us volunteers hand delivered a leaflet to every property in the village, including the outlying properties, giving mobile phone numbers for the central hub the Parish Clerk had set up.
    We also organised a street warden and a deputy for each street in the village, with the wardens identifying every old, alone and at risk person on the street.
    The village shop has vastly expanded it range of fresh veg and fruit, store-cupboard items and is using the volunteer force to deliver boxes of food to anyone who has had to self-isolate, or for whatever reason can't get to the shop.
    It continues to provide take-away food, again with free home delivery if required, and the village pub providing ready-cooked meals and selling bottled beer, again with free home delivery.
    A village Facebook page has been established and when people are going to the pharmacy, or into town they post on there asking if anyone needs anything collecting or delivering.
    We have a volunteer Whatsapp group so that when a call in to the Parish Clerk's hub requires a volunteer to act messages can be sent.
    We haven't considered we need any intervention from local or central government and the sense of community is incredible.
    Of course, we are in a compact and relatively small village, so people do know each other to a greater extent than urban and suburban dwellers.
    Who knows, maybe urbanisation isn't all it is cracked up to be.
    The NHS volunteer initiative is something that addresses a different problem set than that we face in the sticks.
    However, the focus needs to be kept tight for the NHS volunteers, and I have serious concerns that the issue of screening out inappropriate volunteers is one that isn't being even remotely addressed.
    The criminals and opportunists will be having a field-day!
    It is your duty to post a dick pic to the WhatsApp group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    It is your duty to post a dick pic to the WhatsApp group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    If you feel that the best way you can help is to sign up then do so by all means but if anyone thinks that it makes them in some way superior or more worthy than others who are just doing stuff then they couldn't be more mistaken.
    Aye. From his comment about "you think you're an expert" to "have you signed up to prove you're whatever", Madrid & Munich's all about proving himself bless him. Don't think he realizes we don't really care who's "superior", we're just chatting on a forum.

    Pay it no mind, it just makes me chuckle. Both you, TBT, and everyone else pitching in are stalwarts who I'm glad we have in our trenches. Keep up the good work mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratsnuts View Post
    China not being truthful about deaths and infection rates? Who’d have thunk that?




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    The official figures from China are wholly unreliable. The data they provides looks like the kind of smooth and 'perfect' looking graphs you expect from fabricated results.

    I don't believe for a minute that relatively open countries who are transparent with their data and who have full modern health coverage like Italy and Spain have higher death rates than China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    The official figures from China are wholly unreliable. The data they provides looks like the kind of smooth and 'perfect' looking graphs you expect from fabricated results.

    I don't believe for a minute that relatively open countries who are transparent with their data and who have full modern health coverage like Italy and Spain have higher death rates than China.
    I think we only have to go back to the tiananmen Square massacre to back up what you say. I don't think there has ever been 1 picture of 1 dead body has there? Probably because the bodies were continually ran over by the tanks and then washed down the drains.
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    Just did my wife's work circuit class.

    Double the numbers for the class remotely compared to the office.

    Same for our work yoga class.

    I am seeing people running on Strava that haven't run in ages to get their fresh air.

    One happy side effect of the pandemic is the nation might emerge from this with a healthier lifestyle.


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    1. FC Union Berlin have come up with another fundraiser idea to bring in cash during the shutdown; a Virtual food-truck:

    https://p.dw.com/p/3a7Ji

    Itís hard not to like Die Eisernen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Just did my wife's work circuit class.

    Double the numbers for the class remotely compared to the office.

    Same for our work yoga class.

    I am seeing people running on Strava that haven't run in ages to get their fresh air.

    One happy side effect of the pandemic is the nation might emerge from this with a healthier lifestyle.
    Aye, local cyclist numbers seem to have tripled this week.
    You can usually tell by bike/clothes if they are regulars laid off work or just dragged the bike out of the back of the shed this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    In a thread with mentions of twats like Tim Martin and Mike Ashley it's time to add someone to the good list.

    Lidl, giving staff 150 quid in vouchers and a planned pay rise has been increased a further 20p an hour than planned and backdated to the 1st of March.

    Well done lidl

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    Hopefully when this all settles down we all recognise which companies have done right by their staff and which have treated them like shit and vote with our feet.


 

 

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