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    Think we'd have more of it, as we're "becoming internationalists"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    If we'd have got Brexit sorted sooner it wouldn't ever have reached here.
    It's all part of the Chinese trade deal.


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    I have Chinese friends, in China strangely enough that I am in contact with. It is a huge problem there however, the Uk press are taking it a bit far. Panic on the streets of London, panic on the streets of Birmingham.....Cant post the song.

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    There's two elements of the outbreak:

    1) The actual health implications
    2) The economic fallout

    Health implications are being overplayed. Yes, a full on pandemic with a death rate of estimated 1% is disasterous, but the 1% rate has been calculated based on positively identified cases. There's going to many thousands more who've had the virus and either don't know they've had it, or have assumed the symptoms were just common cold or seasonal flu. The outbreak in individual countries has only really taken hold when action hasn't been taken. China have slowed the cases since taking quite drastic action, Italian cases should slow over the coming week too since their action to lockdown towns. The problem will be in countries with a poor health system and lack of government control. If Africa or South America see a big outbreak then it perhaps will become uncontrollable, but still - at a lower death rate than currently being touted.

    Economic impact however is likely to be far and wide ranging. 1/5 workers potentially off at once is going to cause supply side shocks and there's potential for heavy demand side shocks as well in the long term if people stop doing 'things' - won't get a bus/train into work/the city because of the Virus. The train company doesn't get the revenue they'd forecast, and neither does the shop/cafe that person was going to buy some clothes/lunch in so they miss out on their revenue, the shops start buying in less goods to account for the lower demand so their suppliers have to downgrade revenue estimates.... Investors panic is a big possibility too. 10% drops across most markets last week but we're yet to see any real impact on wider commercial numbers. If companies are struggling across the board then investors will pull money out because markets are at record highs after years worth of cheap money. Potentially may have big implications on very recent/soon to be pensioners, as the money taken out after to service living costs will be done using a bigger % of their pension total, and the more that is done the much greater chance that money runs out before time.

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    I'm sure in the end money will take priority over health.
    We saw with Boeing after the air crashes how they tried to deny all knowledge of it being their fault and were quite willing to let people get back on unsafe aircraft.
    Money rules.

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    But.......according to buildabonfire, it’s all a load of ‘fuss over nothing’.

    'Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings' - Salvador Dali 1904-1989

    I think 'odd' is a good thing. Oddness shows originality, uniqueness and a desire to be different from the masses. Oddness is, maybe, only deemed 'odd' by the majority who are considered less odd but only by their own blinkered observations and understanding. Oddness should never be criticised but be encouraged to nurture, develop individualism and to explore the mind rather than conform to expectation and 'normality'. Many of the world's greatest works of art and prose were born from those minds many considered to be 'odd'.
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    Extra security checks have caused delays at some German airports, meaning some flights have been delayed, many from Germany’s flag-carrier, Lufthansa.

    Some Lufthansa Pilots have expressed, perhaps shall we say, disdain, for this:



    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    According to my Christian mate, this is pay-back for us lot sticking it in the stink rather than the pink.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post
    I have Chinese friends, in China strangely enough that I am in contact with. It is a huge problem there however, the Uk press are taking it a bit far. Panic on the streets of London, panic on the streets of Birmingham.....Cant post the song.
    The UK press is insane! I arrived for a course in Brum the other week and was shocked to find I probably had ebola or the plague or both.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Extra security checks have caused delays at some German airports, meaning some flights have been delayed, many from Germany’s flag-carrier, Lufthansa.

    Some Lufthansa Pilots have expressed, perhaps shall we say, disdain, for this:

    In your opinion, how does German coronavirus compare to British coronavirus?


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    Just saw my first real-life Coronva virus prevention mask...

    Actually it was a dust mask, like the one painters use, on a lady doing her shopping at Sainsbury's...

    I'm definitely going to self-isolate now...until December.

    Last edited by congo_red; 05-03-20 at 14:17.

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    Seen a few on London transport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Seen a few on London transport.
    Probably wise if you're on the Underground in normal circumstances, all sorts of particles in the air down there.

    They're a bit rarer in a Fenland Supermarket though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    According to my Christian mate, this is pay-back for us lot sticking it in the stink rather than the pink.
    I thought the pay-back was the urinary tract infection i got a few years back.


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    Seen a bunch on campus but you always do.


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    Without wishing to cause alarm, I have to warn you that the spread of Corona-virus is being fuelled by the dirty bank notes and coins that are in circulation.
    Government advice is wash your hands for 0 seconds, don surgical gloves, and place all used UK bank notes and coins into a plastic bag, seal the bag and olace it in a large airmail envelope.
    This should then be placed on the pavement just outside your gate or front door.
    I will be around overnight to collect and safely dispose of this dangerous germ spreader.
    I seek no rewards or recognition for this act: the satisfaction of performing such a self-less public service is sufficient reward.
    Take care!


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    Just saw my first real-life Coronva virus prevention mask...

    Actually it was a dust mask, like the one painters use, on a lady doing her shopping at Sainsbury's...

    I'm definitely going to self-isolate now...until December.
    Did she have a beard? Because face masks don't work if you have facial hair.

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    How would you know if she had a beard or not? It would be hidden by the mask...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    In your opinion, how does German coronavirus compare to British coronavirus?
    As I have no desire to catch either, I cannot comment!


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    Although it seems the Coronavirus has claimed one prominent British victim - the airline FlyBe has collapsed into Administration this morning, grounding all their flights and throwing 2.000 people including pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, out of work.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...e_iOSApp_Other


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    As I have no desire to catch either, I cannot comment!
    I reckon German Coronavirus will be more efficient


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Although it seems the Coronavirus has claimed one prominent British victim - the airline FlyBe has collapsed into Administration this morning, grounding all their flights and throwing 2.000 people including pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, out of work.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...e_iOSApp_Other
    My mate who missed his flight to Athens last weekend has been stuck in Jersey on business after he flew there with fly be.
    He's had to come back via Gatwick then get a train down to Southampton to pick his car up and then drive home to Bath.
    I've not been taking the piss honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    My mate who missed his flight to Athens last weekend has been stuck in Jersey on business after he flew there with fly be.
    He's had to come back via Gatwick then get a train down to Southampton to pick his car up and then drive home to Bath.
    I've not been taking the piss honest.

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    When I first moved to Germany, I flew with them a few times back to the UK, as they are were the only airline that operates Stuttgart-Birmingham directly (the only place in Germany from where you can fly to East Midlands directly is Berlin).

    The service went downhill when they started having financial problems as they were working their planes like mad, doing 5, 6, 7 trips a day, which inevitably caused knock-on delays and frequent cancellations.

    The STR-BHX route was favoured by business travellers, so they cranked the prices up (they were never that cheap anyway for the route) to an extent that for the past 2.5 years, it’s been cheaper for me to get the train to Frankfurt and to fly Lufthansa to Birmingham instead.

    I shall keep an eye out to see if anyone picks up the route now they’ve gone pop. Both RyanAir (spit) and EasyJet fly out of Stuttgart to other U.K. destinations, and Eurowings (which is part of the Lufthansa group) flies elsewhere in Europe from STR, so maybe someone will take a punt on it? The flights were usually well occupied in the past, so maybe there’s hope for a less financially-constrained airline to run it.

    Last edited by Strummer; 05-03-20 at 17:11.

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    Well, with Thomas Cook and FlyBe both having gone from the competition, I reckon there could be a gap in the market.

    I'm building a new fleet in my shed, powered by a Perkins engine strapped to each wing.

    Who wants to be my first customer?


 

 

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