Coronavirus

Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by brb, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. FosseFilberto

    FosseFilberto Pizzeria Superiore and some ...
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Messages:
    49,574
    Likes Received:
    23,376
    Fake pandemic? Since 2010 the annual death toll from influenza in the USA has ranged between 12,000 and 61,000 ... yesterday the US death toll from Covid passed the 250,000 mark and is rising exponentially ... in the UK we have topped 500 for a third day running...
     
    #31741
    DerekTheMole, PINKIE and luvgonzo like this.
  2. brb

    brb Caravan-19

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    31,966
    #31742
  3. Treble

    Treble Keyser Söze

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    35,117
    Likes Received:
    20,773
    I think it's a mistake for the government in the middle of a national lockdown to be talking about households meeting up for Christmas. It's the same mistakes as 5/6 months ago with talks of everyone getting back to work and eating out to help out.

    Just sends out the wrong message, firstly undermining the current lockdown (which lets be honest very few are buying into anyway) and secondly the 6/7 week period between now and the New Year I expect people will see it as a green light to do what they want. It's like making the same mistakes over and over again and I fully expect we'll be seeing the same outcome again by January/February.

    Oh and...

    please log in to view this image
     
    #31743
    Blueman likes this.
  4. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    17,078
    Likes Received:
    9,879
    respiratory illness accounts for about 650,000 deaths a year (that includes flu & pneumonia.)
    This year there have been 1.3m in 8 months, this excludes any that didn't have corona as a factor.
    Can you do basic math?

    Anyway, I thought you were ****ing off again, don't rush back.

    I am sorry to hear about your mum though, I doubt I'll take mine going very well.
     
    #31744
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  5. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
  6. Saints for the Win

    Saints for the Win Any holes a goal

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16,197
    Likes Received:
    5,672
    #31746
    remembercolinlee likes this.
  7. West WindsR

    West WindsR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    36,607
    Likes Received:
    24,987
    #31747
    luvgonzo and Schlem Boogerman like this.
  8. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    Yep.

    They're using the get in line with private sector pay again.

    Its bullshit.

    Country would have gone to **** without civil servants.

    Watching it on the BBC now and no mention of civil servants.

    Teachers this, police that.

    Things never change.
     
    #31748
  9. West WindsR

    West WindsR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    36,607
    Likes Received:
    24,987
    You’ll get £25k out of Priti Patel if you can get her to call you a useless ****.
     
    #31749
    Saints for the Win likes this.
  10. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    Do I have to do this while the tory **** is ****ing me up the ****ter with a huge strap on?
     
    #31750

  11. Saints for the Win

    Saints for the Win Any holes a goal

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16,197
    Likes Received:
    5,672
    It’s been a good number of years when the public sector pay was in line with the private sector.
     
    #31751
  12. West WindsR

    West WindsR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    36,607
    Likes Received:
    24,987
    I think we’d all chip in to see that.
     
    #31752
  13. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    **** this ****.

    Gotta get to work and adjust my performance levels to reflect my new pay deal :bandit:
     
    #31753
  14. Saints for the Win

    Saints for the Win Any holes a goal

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16,197
    Likes Received:
    5,672
    I expect to see you on here all day then?
     
    #31754
    Schlem Boogerman likes this.
  15. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    64,852
    Likes Received:
    59,161
    Am I the only one who thinks it's fair enough?

    Obviously some professions are criminally underpaid anyway but I think that's a separate issue. Loads of people have suffered financially this year and public sector isn't, generally speaking, one of them, think as a general principle it's okay tbh.

    We're all gonna have to pay this furlough back in one way or another. We'll probably still be paying it via increased tax in 20 years.
     
    #31755
    Bumps likes this.
  16. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    No mate. Who do you think kept the country ticking over whilst all the furlough ****s were sat at home doing jack?

    So you're quite happy for public servants to get a pay cut and increased taxes :emoticon-0148-yes:

    So with your line of thinking doctors and nurses should be getting a pay freeze. Are they?

    'course not, that would be political suicide.

    Public servants seen as soft targets. Always have been and always will be.

    Oh and check out the max pay for the majority of civil servants. Just a midges dick above the national minimum wage.
     
    #31756
    gooner4ever likes this.
  17. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    64,852
    Likes Received:
    59,161
    I did say that many are underpaid anyway but that's a separate issue imo. There's rumours that the NHS could be exempt too though you could argue that's unfair on others.

    I just think that it's down to society as a whole to pay all of this back. Increased tax is inevitable for everyone. You can argue that some people kept the country running but then a lot are also lucky that their jobs were unaffected by the whole crisis. Is it fair that those who lost their jobs and received no governmental support have to contribute?

    I'm certainly happy to take a pay freeze for a few years anyway.
     
    #31757
    Bumps likes this.
  18. DerekTheMole

    DerekTheMole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    2,386
    Sorry... I guess?
     
    #31758
  19. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,950
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    No need mate. I'll get by, I always do. Just putting across a public servants point of view.

    Oh and the reason the government see us as soft targets is that our unions are ****e.
    At one point in my career the unions had agreed a pay deal with the government that would see me reach my maximum pay for my grade in 666, yes, six hundred and sixty six years. ****s.
     
    #31759
    gooner4ever and Solid_Air 2 like this.
  20. CFC: Champions of FFP x2

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,207
    Likes Received:
    3,012
    totally agree

    five days freedom will be interpreted as 25 and then Jan Feb March April could be bad economically and medically

    hope i am wrong
     
    #31760
    Treble likes this.

Share This Page