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Forum: Current Issues Forum Today, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Omega1
I too believe their views are dangerous but...

I too believe their views are dangerous but whether their views should be outlawed (curtailing their freedom of speech) is a complex question and potentially even more dangerous than their ‘crackpot’...
Forum: Current Issues Forum Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,418
Posted By Omega1
Saints preserve us. My blood runs cold at that...

Saints preserve us. My blood runs cold at that prospect- well and truly out of the frying pan...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Omega1
We’ve flown to Lisbon and Porto on TAP. Punctual,...

We’ve flown to Lisbon and Porto on TAP. Punctual, clean, good service - it did what it said on the tin!
Worthy of note is that we had a single flight from Rio to Manchester last Nov, but couldn’t go...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 Sep 20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Oops, I appear to have inadvertently started...

Oops, I appear to have inadvertently started duckgate!🦆
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 Sep 20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
I sense you may have missed the little touch of...

I sense you may have missed the little touch of humour in my post.
However, for the record I am a responsible duck feeder - they love sweetcorn ( I got that tip off the RSPB website), but thanks for...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 Sep 20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
It is to the ducks - just saying!

It is to the ducks - just saying!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 Sep 20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
It’s simply quackers!

It’s simply quackers!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 Sep 20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Apols if this has already been posted (I lost the...

Apols if this has already been posted (I lost the will to live after page 53).

So, a family of four can’t meet a family of three to feed the ducks.
But a family of four can join with a family of...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 16 Sep 20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By Omega1
When phrases like ‘alternative facts’ (Kellyanne...

When phrases like ‘alternative facts’ (Kellyanne Conway) are used to justify deliberate and provable falsehoods then it really is a very slippery slope. Unfortunately, UK politics is following the...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 16 Sep 20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Omega1
I understand what you are saying but the company...

I understand what you are saying but the company my son works for has been setting up testing stations from day 1 across the country on sites designated by PHE. They also contributed to Nightingale...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 16 Sep 20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By Omega1
One country and its president that dearly wanted...

One country and its president that dearly wanted to be able to implicate China in making the virus is the USA. Back in April US intelligence services reported that the virus was neither man made nor...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Omega1
The lack of cruise $$ is also sadly taking its...

The lack of cruise $$ is also sadly taking its toll on many Caribbean islands.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Sorry to hear that Megaflyer - apologies if my...

Sorry to hear that Megaflyer - apologies if my post upset you. Some of the measures taken under emergency powers are bordering on the extreme and all without due scrutiny of parliament. Take care.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Families stopping to talk in the street would be...

Families stopping to talk in the street would be in breach of the rule-of-six restrictions, the home secretary has said.
Priti Patel told the BBC that two families of four stopping for a chat on the...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile Fortunately, we live in a democracy where we can...

Fortunately, we live in a democracy where we can express an opinion or disagree with decision makers. Just for information, I have been abiding by the draconian rules in our area. But thanks for the...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile Thanks Collette, I thought I had made that...

Thanks Collette, I thought I had made that clear🤔. Take care.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile You seem to be going round in circles - I have...

You seem to be going round in circles - I have explained we live in an area of additional restrictions. We are not allowed any home visitors indoors or in gardens. Households may not mix.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile And that comes back to my original point - the...

And that comes back to my original point - the reason is neither clear nor consistent.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile It’s no visitors - call it whatever you like.

It’s no visitors - call it whatever you like.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Where have I said that? That is not my opinion. I...

Where have I said that? That is not my opinion. I want a level playing field instead of a rule of 0 where we live and a rule of 6 in other areas, some of which have a much higher infection rate than...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
I’d be happy with a rule of 6, we currently have...

I’d be happy with a rule of 6, we currently have a totally unfair rule of 0.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 15 Sep 20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
It isn’t one rule for all. We live in an area...

It isn’t one rule for all. We live in an area subject to additional restrictions ie no visitors to house or garden for the past six weeks or so. Yet there are over 20 local authorities with a worse...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By Omega1
Mrs O had her screening appt last week - exactly...

Mrs O had her screening appt last week - exactly three years since the last one. Apparently they have been working weekends to catch up.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 14 Sep 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile From the BBC... “People should report their...

From the BBC...
“People should report their neighbours for any suspected breaches of new "rule of six" limits on social gatherings, the crime minister has said.
Kit Malthouse urged residents to...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 14 Sep 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,964
Posted By Omega1
Mobile The only consistent thing in all of this is the...

The only consistent thing in all of this is the inconsistencies!🤔
Forum: Current Issues Forum 14 Sep 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,964
Posted By Omega1
The schools I am involved with are taking advice...

The schools I am involved with are taking advice from their local public health bodies when there is a suspected or actual positive case(s). Unfortunately, that advice is not always consistent from...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 13 Sep 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
So, if we spend Christmas Day with our DS , DiL...

So, if we spend Christmas Day with our DS , DiL and three grandchildren and the adults take turns to sit outside under the carport, that would make us legal - but wouldn’t make a blind bit of...
Forum: General Chat 13 Sep 20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Omega1
Yep, I’m a fan - active waistband for my...

Yep, I’m a fan - active waistband for my overactive stomach. Also like the Craghopper ones, very similar.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 13 Sep 20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,214
Posted By Omega1
I always try to divorce the rhetoric of the...

I always try to divorce the rhetoric of the unions from the sentiments at the chalk face (sorry, I was a teacher). Lots of hot air and sabre rattling.
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,646
Posted By Omega1
Jeans for me - no issue, but I always wear a polo...

Jeans for me - no issue, but I always wear a polo or collared shirt as t-shirts and wrinkly/saggy necks don’t go together imo.😱 And don’t get me started on older men wearing vests and in public!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 12 Sep 20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Omega1
Excellent- full steam ahead!

Excellent- full steam ahead!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 12 Sep 20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile Odd how some folk think that one child over the 6...

Odd how some folk think that one child over the 6 is tantamount to genocide! 🤔
Forum: Current Issues Forum 12 Sep 20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Our Christmas Day celebrations usually involve...

Our Christmas Day celebrations usually involve us, our son, his wife and children - a total of 7. Being law abiding folk, we’ve drawn lots - and the two year old stays in the car!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 10 Sep 20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 34,846
Posted By Omega1
Mobile My recent self diagnosis of dyscalculia should...

My recent self diagnosis of dyscalculia should resolve the ‘how many‘ question at Christmas!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 Sep 20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,726
Posted By Omega1
Moonshot or moonshine from a moonstruck PM?

Moonshot or moonshine from a moonstruck PM?
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 Sep 20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 22,914
Posted By Omega1
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18656/dc07988...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18656/dc079882d86392.jpg
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 Sep 20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 22,914
Posted By Omega1
We’re in Devon at the moment and it’s lovely. The...

We’re in Devon at the moment and it’s lovely. The sun has been shining and people are socially distancing, wearing masks and generally being very courteous. It’s fantastic- enjoy your trip.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 8 Sep 20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 22,914
Posted By Omega1
Oliver Cromwell was the last person to ban...

Oliver Cromwell was the last person to ban Christmas- now we have Boris Cromwell!😂🤣
Forum: Current Issues Forum 8 Sep 20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 22,914
Posted By Omega1
Watch out for a resurgence of, ‘Hands. Face...

Watch out for a resurgence of, ‘Hands. Face. Space’ at Boris’s press conference tomorrow. Rumours are he will present his message through the medium of interpretive dance.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 8 Sep 20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 22,914
Posted By Omega1
The poor folk of Bolton have given up trying to...

The poor folk of Bolton have given up trying to understand what they should be doing. I read they’d had four different sets of instructions in 10 days. Mild lockdown; lockdown lifted; back to mild...
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