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by cwathen
Wed 24 Feb, 2021 21.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Baffling local news stories
Replies: 314
Views: 114599

Re: Baffling local news stories

Man did not receive 50p discount for voucher he did not present at time of transaction, has gone so far as to boycott Co-op (but only one store, and also only temporarily lest he miss out on his divvy payment). https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19106259.witney-pensioner-boycotts-co-op-shredded-wheat...
by cwathen
Wed 24 Feb, 2021 07.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The reopening plan has some positives and surprises - pleased that there is no tiers system and also that stupid arbitrary rules with no evidence behind them like substantial meals and 10PM curfews aren't being pursued this time. Also that there is the first talk of an end to all legally binding res...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 22.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

bilky asko wrote: Wed 17 Feb, 2021 22.06 Did anyone else glaze over for a few posts there?
I think that response only supports the arguments made in those posts rather than detracts from them.
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 19.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

That said, you’ve baited me into straying from the point I would like to stick with - which is that rightly or wrongly, that argument is settled and in the past. Arguing about overriding liberties isn’t going to persuade anyone in the same way that Brexit supporters didn’t change their view on disc...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 19.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What device do you general browse (and particularly post to) Metropol on?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

What device do you general browse (and particularly post to) Metropol on?

Something I've wondered for a little while. I have a penchant for writing fairly lengthy posts. Part of that is because I still prefer to have a desktop computer and sit at a desk with a full size keyboard where my typing speed is almost as fast as speech and it is very easy to accidentally reel off...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 19.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think it’ll be won in the years to come, when Covid is in the past and the numbers are added up and the deaths are not current, and people realise that lockdowns were not worth the price. As you say, it will be interesting to see where all these people who preach about the necessity of doing this...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 18.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think it’s obvious that we had to be in lockdown while there were 1000+ deaths per day. Even if lockdowns didn’t reduce it by much it would be unthinkable to add to that figure. I wouldn't say that is obvious actually. Some restrictions yes (Hands, Face, Space, rule of 6, limits on household mixi...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 13.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

So much anger on every bloody side of everything these days so you can understand Boris being non-committal about dates for reopening. TBH, I can't understand his approach actually considering he is supposed to be the head of government and is effectively the country's leader. It's all very well fo...
by cwathen
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 11.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

So the good news is that we will soon reduce deaths to almost nothing and hospitalisations to a manageable number. The bad news is that some people are still talking about the need to keep cases low... I believe we predicted this would happen... If it weren't so serious, I would laugh at Boris' sug...
by cwathen
Tue 26 Jan, 2021 11.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1786
Views: 485845

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The Post Office model didn't work for WHSmith in Blackpool, it's closing in January, along with the store in Chorley. https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/business/whsmith-and-post-office-reveal-closure-date-blackpool-town-centre-store-3056272 Really highlights the folly of mass closures of crown POs...
by cwathen
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 19.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 53019

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Well... yeah. As agreed by many governments across the world. I think in all honesty the weakest argument to any of this is 'we are only doing what everyone else is doing'. You only need to witness the events of the previous few days to see that governments around the world simply follow each other...