Worrying times

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Worrying times

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:08 pm

Keep safe everyone. Love to all.

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Post by Nick Grey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:17 pm

huge disruption juniors schools shut and more social isolation. Keep posting.

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Post by Steven DuCharme » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:14 am

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Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:51 am

Let’s hope it’s all planned and under control, but I’m hearing the military and surprisingly a lot of tanks and hardware are rolling into London and up north to Edinburgh today. Similar reports in Paris. Are we about to be under martial law?

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:04 am

It's hard to imagine everything returning to normal. (what ever that was?)

When I first heard of the ibuprofen rumours I was thinking this was government spread because stupid
people with the virus use it to lower their temperature so they can get past the first stage of screening.

I'd like to think I'm wrong but if I'm right then that would not surprise me. The past few weeks have shown
humans in all their selfish glory and it will get worse.

But what the hey, keep smiling. Watch Avenue 5 (I get it on NOW TV) brilliant viewing for those currently self isolating.

(see previous post)
Not seen any tanks patrolling the streets of Edinburgh yet but will keep you informed....

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Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:11 am

Tanks being used to transport oxygen for the NHS would appear to be a cover story worryingly!

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Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:14 am

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:51 am
Let’s hope it’s all planned and under control, but I’m hearing

Really could people not spread rumours at times of emergency.
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Post by John McKenna » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:05 pm

"Let’s hope it’s all planned and under control, but... "

There's no buts about it.

If you don't think deploying the army is part of the plan to keep things under control then you've been fooled into thinking you are living in a civilised state.

In the Roman Republic Roman armies were prohibited by law from entering the capital. On the rare occasions that law was broken it heralded the start of a military dictatorship.

In China the army did not seem to be on the streets of Wuhan, let alone Beijing, during the health crisis this year but you all know what happened in Tien An Men Square in 1989 when social and political unrest threatened the establishment.
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Post by ben.graff » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:41 pm

"If you don't think deploying the army is part of the plan to keep things under control then you've been fooled into thinking you are living in a civilised state."

Actually, for me the definition of a civilised state is one where the army carries oxygen in a time of crisis, rather than guns.
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Post by NickFaulks » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:23 pm

ben.graff wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Actually, for me the definition of a civilised state is one where the army carries oxygen in a time of crisis, rather than guns.
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Post by Neil Graham » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Does anyone remember the BBC Drama Series, Survivors?

"When a deadly virus wipes out most of the world's population, a handful of survivors struggle to stay alive."

The original was broadcast in the 1975s; however it was rehashed in 2008-2010 with the same basic plot/characters. The most annoying thing was the end of Series 2 where Abby Grant (Julie Graham) was left floundering on the ground whilst the plane took off with her son in it - the last scene showing a bloodsoaked Tom Price (Max Beesley) emerging from his hiding place in the plane.

What a cliff-hanger!!

Indeed as the BBC decided not to commission a third series and so the characters have remained in situ/limbo ever since.

What an opportunity to repeat the series now (thus scaring the population a la Orson Welles) and actually giving the show a proper ending.

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:50 pm

No tanks as yet rolling along Princes Street but am expecting to see masked paratroopers dropping from the sky....

They will use military vehicles, jeeps and 3 tonners to transport stuff about not tanks.

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Post by NickFaulks » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:52 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Does anyone remember the BBC Drama Series, Survivors?
No, but you have made a good case for trying to find it.
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Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:57 pm

It was a good one. Max Beesley, supporting an American accent, has just been in Stephen King’s, The Outsider on Sky. Not a bad show either.

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Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:01 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Neil Graham wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Does anyone remember the BBC Drama Series, Survivors?
No, but you have made a good case for trying to find it.
I remember it from the time, though I may have been too young to watch myself. The opening sequence is very striking. Coincidentally I was watching bits of it on YouTube just a few weeks ago, I can't remember why.
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