The truth will out

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The truth will out

Postby les » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 pm



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Re: The truth will out

Postby Sleeper » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:45 am

...or even Brexit

..or even the Conservative landslide

John :lol:

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Re: The truth will out

Postby john newton » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:25 pm

cynical as alway,s covid 19 is doing what it was made to do.reduce population,our biggest elephant in the room. think about it. cheery regards. john.

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Re: The truth will out

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:28 pm

I have been thinking about it for years, John! Now the folly of unsustainable population growth is laid bare........ :(

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Re: The truth will out

Postby les » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:25 pm

Apparently the Black Death caused about 25 million people in total, although stretching for years, and
that’s when there were relatively fewer people about. It appears China Is in the frame for that one too.


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Re: The truth will out

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Of course, they had no idea of what caused The Black Death back then and had little idea of how to deal with it - apart from running/hiding from the infected. Today, the bacterium (Yersinia pestis) which transmitted the disease from rats to humans would be treated with anti-biotics (although bacteria are now becoming resistent to such treatment). Viruses are rather harder to deal with, particularly when they keep mutating into different forms. Even in the C14th, transmission was quick along travel routes but now, with so many people travelling the globe every day, a contagious disease can cause a global pandemic very quickly. The Black Death only infected Eurasia, not the whole world.Even so, The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe's population....

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Re: The truth will out

Postby burnham28 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:59 am

This is just what I needed to cheer me up.
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Re: The truth will out

Postby gtt1951 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:42 pm

Just shows we should ban all forms for air travel and also reduce the pollution that is always blamed on cars.
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Re: The truth will out

Postby irmscher » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:58 pm

There are still boats landing full of immigrants possibly bringing the virus with them :evil:

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Re: The truth will out

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm

There are still boats landing full of immigrants possibly bringing the virus with them :evil:
Yes but imagine the outcry from the hand-wringing liberal-left brigade if we said they had to go elsewhere (home maybe?).......
We'd never here the end of it!
They'd be nagging us from here to kingdom-come about our evil prejudices and how we're all far right xenophobic fanatics, who need to re-evaluate our lives and submit to their will, because they always know best, etc. etc. etc..............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztt!!
Oh, sorry, they do this anyway....................... :roll: :lol:
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Re: The truth will out

Postby Blaketon » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 pm

With at least 21 miles of water, between us and France, we should have been well placed to keep the virus at bay. However it was allowed in by boat and aeroplane. We seem to have forgotten the lessons taught us by rabies. As an example of stupidity, is has to be one of the best.

I am aware that pollution levels are said to be down and I have said, for a long time, that too many people are travelling too far, too often, with air travel being a particularly profligate example of this. The trouble is that whilst being "Green" is trendy, to most it's OK so long as it doesn't cause too much inconvenience or cramp your style. Since vanity is the world's most popular hobby, the latter cannot be permitted and sending post cards (Or making Facebook posts), from supposedly exotic locations, is part of this :roll: .

Oddly enough, my carbon footprint has only really been reduced by one car journey (Increased to the tune of some face masks, hand wipes, a bit more soap and Domestos). My MG Midget has now come in from the cold, so far as tax exemption is concerned and I had planned to take the log book to the Post Office on April Fools Day (Bad omen it now seems), tax it and (Weather permitting) go for a run. Well the weather was fine but it didn't quite work out!! I have sent the log book to the DVLA but the car is still shown as SORN. I'm still working and still cycling to work (Staying over some nights, which I am fortunate to be able to do). However, I am getting food from the work end and taking it home, hand to mouth, so as to mean I don't go out at all when home. My route to work is remote and my times are what you might call unsocial. I'm quite near finishing off my father's MG Midget and we'll have to see which comes first, end of restrictions or me finishing the car. I hope there's not an over eagerness to end the restrictions too soon.

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Re: The truth will out

Postby Blaketon » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:23 pm

gtt1951 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Just shows we should ban all forms for air travel and also reduce the pollution that is always blamed on cars.
Especially old cars :evil: . I'd tell any "Milkfloat" driver to bring their vehicle back in fifty years (And some looking at those cars) and then talk sustainability. The trouble is, now people have a euphemistic "Reason" to buy a new car. Rather than outdoing the neighbours, they now say they are trying to save the planet. I should think there's enough hot air, from that alone, equivalent to running an XJ12 for 50000 miles!!!

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Re: The truth will out

Postby dp » Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am

I have a theory that the amount of lecturing others about environment is directly proportional to the amount of air travel one takes. Woke Hollywood A listers & Princes Harry & Charles taking private jets to environmental conferences being at the top of the pile.

Private jets make a significant contribution to environmental damage - especially for the amount of people transported. To put it another way, banning private planes would be a quick win environmentally while inconveniencing only a few thousand people worldwide. The fact that your annual holiday to the Canaries on a 737 is in the crosshairs of Extinction Rebellion and not private jets is very telling.
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