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    from another thread:
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    taking the current fiasco into consideration, we've already seen the government dither, flip flop and bullshit their way through covid, taking half measures and getting things wrong as much as right - then, cloud the rules and confuse everyone so as to be able to say "what's happening now is your fault, not ours"
    in june, we were told that it was our "patriotic duty" to get out to pubs and bars

    as we started tp drift back into offices and places of work, we were encouraged to nip in and buy a coffee on the way to help out the coffee shops and small retailers

    there was even an "eat out to help out" scheme started, inviting the public to visit restaurants on certain week days and enjoy meals at a reduced price, with the government picking up the excess

    "stay home" became "stay alert"



    2 nights back, we sat through a tv broadcast by boris johnson effectively saying the virus was picking up pace again because we hadn't done enough to keep ourselves away from other people and that we all needed to be sensible and think how we could all help contribute to controlling the virus



    there are no easy answers, and businesses do need the patronage to survive, but i'm buggered if i'm going to be told "we're doing what we can for you, but you lot just aren't helping us out here"
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    I can't take credit for this but a brilliant comment made after Boris's last broadcast;

    "I would feel more confident if it was a press conference by the Corona virus explaining how it intends to protect us all from this government"

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    Donald and his wife both tested positive for covid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Donald and his wife both tested positive for covid....
    Stock market futures are already down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Donald and his wife both tested positive for covid....
    Remind me, what does schadenfreude mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    Remind me, what does schadenfreude mean?
    Hmmmm, I wonder why I think you went to VEF today.....

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    so, britain entered lockdown 2.0 as of november 5th - here are some thoughts on it .......

    we're all supposed to be limiting ourselves to essential contact only, right? - the message is out there to stay home and avoid people, only going out to the shops if you need to buy the essentials

    but here's the catch - i'm really not sure where that message is coming from

    as someone who works (part time) in a store that is staying open as an "essential retailer", only to see hordes of people coming in for the non-essential stuff we sell (christmas gifts + decorations), i thought it was all a bit of a disgrace - so i looked into it

    here's what the official government line on it all is (my paraphrasing)

    if you are a shop, you can stay open if you sell essential items, such as household goods or foodstuffs - if you're open, you can sell anything you would normally sell

    if you are a shopper, you can go to any shop that's open and buy anything you want to that they sell

    that's pretty much it - no notion of keeping it down to essentials for shoppers

    there is even 1 shop in my town that sells nothing but sweets (candy), brands of snacks from around the globe or novelty treats - they are staying open as a provider of foodstuffs



    this pussy government kind of lets the message get out that people should lockdown apart from the essentials, but is too cowardly to actually write that into the official lockdown rules



    i took issue with it in the store i work in so i sent an email to the higher management effectively calling them out as selfish, money grabbing fuckwits - i got a nice reply but only along the lines of "we understand your concerns but we're following the rules in staying open and continuing to trade" - and, give them their due, they are

    they could be doing more (like closing off sections of the shop) but, because they don't have to, why would they?

    expecting people to behave in a socially responsible way just because they think they should is lunacy in this backwards country .......
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    Oh, parents are currently madder than a wet hen because the school district shut down sports because of the outbreaks.

    Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of the Pima County Administrator's Office and public health recommendations issued by the Pima County Health Department, I've made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the football season. Effective today, all practices and games have been suspended.

    We have also determined that winter sports practices and after-school performing arts rehearsals are temporarily suspended and will be revisited on December 7th.

    Please know that Tucson Unified is not the only district to take this action as all southern Arizona school districts have also canceled the remainder of their respective game schedules which leaves our schools without opponents to play. I want to thank all of the hard-working coaches, athletes, and supportive parents that worked so hard to make this shortened season possible.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Superintendent
    Tucson Unified School District
    I listened to one lament on the news how his son is a senior and he's been DENIED the chance to play high school football again
    and how this could impact his chances of playing at a higher level in college, and not one time being glad his kid might be safer this way.

    He was demanding that the district reconsider this. (He had the look and temperament of one of Donnie's Cult 45 members.)
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