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by Jon Tait
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Gareth T Ellis wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Jon, read this, dated 6th Jan 2021, only days before your posts.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/hillsborough
thanks — offending item removed from post
by Jon Tait
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

I see things your way but the way you put it was in the strongest possible terms in terms of disasters that have happened in the UK in the not that distant past. Quite so. It was a sledgehammer post. But anything less seems, well, less. It seems to me to indicate that there's no big preponderance o...
by Jon Tait
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

I admit that I reacted in haste, and assuming the context is as you say, I apologise. I haven't read the thread in any detail because I'm not particularly interested. I stand by the second post, and the second sentence in particular. Irony doesn't work well online, and there are plenty who would mi...
by Jon Tait
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

At the very least it's insensitive. And ill-advised to have something like that on a public forum under your own name. Alternatively you could take the time to go back through a thread a little and understand the context in which something is written and hence what it actually means instead of just...
by Jon Tait
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Putting that in context, the annual total in England and Wales was just over half a million in 2019. The weekly totals were around 10,000, higher in winter, lower in summer. Yes, thank you, I understand now. People die all the time, so tens of thousands of completely avoidable deaths hardly signify.
by Jon Tait
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Borders can be, and are, controlled. But there is nowhere in the world (save possibly N Korea) that stops *everyone* from getting in. No, but you can test them when they do come in – when they come by authorized routes anyway – and then quarantine them if required. Of course we didn't bother to do ...
by Jon Tait
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

That's not the point Jon made (similar to something Mick Norris wrote) and to which I was replying, which essentially was about how uniquely awful our government is. Uniquely awful for this country certainly. Not absolutely around the world, where there are equally awful governments; e.g. Trump's A...
by Jon Tait
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

I really doubt it would make any difference who was PM - it's a difficult situation and people will make mistakes. The sheer apologist complacency of that pile of twaddle. You can see what difference it would have made by looking all round the world (other than the US obviously). Almost anyone woul...
by Jon Tait
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Jon Tait wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am
Jon Tait wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
because we have a bunch of complete bellends in government, "led" by the most useless fathead ever to occupy no.10
anyone still disagree with this assessment? :roll:
anyone still disagreeing? :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Jon Tait
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2033

Re: Why men are higher rated than women

A lot of statistics and analysis of female participation in chess in different countries, summarized by a strong player: https://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=2075 And he's just written a piece on stereotype threat: https://theconversation.com/whats-behind-the-gender-imbalance-in-top-level-chess-150637
by Jon Tait
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

by Jon Tait
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

would be worse under Kier or Libs. We may all be in tier 2/3 soon. Ah, the hypothetical "someone else might have been at least as bad or even worse" defence. I wonder how that would hold up against a charge of incompetence in absolutely any other field. But just to answer anyway: No, because rather...
by Jon Tait
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12781

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Jon Tait wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
because we have a bunch of complete bellends in government, "led" by the most useless fathead ever to occupy no.10
anyone still disagree with this assessment? :roll:
by Jon Tait
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: Sexism in chess

"His" is normal usage as it is a bit clumsy to say "his or her" all the time, and in these modern times, the other associated words. "Their" doesn't sound right as it's plural. Time for this quote again... I still dislike invented pronouns, but now dislike them less than the so-called generic prono...
by Jon Tait
Sat May 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 10670

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I think rugby league is fairly popular in the constituencies that the Conservatives won for the first time at the last general election. If Jon Tait and the rest of Mansfield Chess Club put forward a submission for a grant to aid Community Chess, They might have a chance :D http://www.subvertcentra...