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    beyond our ken got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Big Boris, Our Prime Minister   
    and yet if we all had that attitude your kids would be at far greater risk for much longer?
    It only works if we all do it
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    beyond our ken reacted to TPAFKATS in Big Boris, Our Prime Minister   
    Has Cummings bagged Johnson yet?
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from Cookie Monster in Coronavirus   
    The welcoming arms of Louisa Jordan should be extended towards every positive care home test to allow some distancing in the homes
     
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from antrin in Coronavirus   
    The welcoming arms of Louisa Jordan should be extended towards every positive care home test to allow some distancing in the homes
     
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from eastlandssaint in So Farewell Then, Dave Greenfield - Strangler...   
    Very bad news 
    He was a great player and had a unique sound 
    end of an era
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from windae cleaner in So Farewell Then, Dave Greenfield - Strangler...   
    Very bad news 
    He was a great player and had a unique sound 
    end of an era
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    beyond our ken reacted to BuddieinEK in Coronavirus   
    4 years ago, in preparation for a flu epidemic- both UK and Scottish Governments did a study independently.

    Both highlighted insufficient PPE supplies!

    Four years to take action... Nothing.

    I call that criminal neglect!
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from linwood buddie in Coronavirus   
    Loathsome people, it's their professional and moral duty to say "I'm having no more to do with all this pish" and walking away very publicly  But they won't, they value their short-lived position too much and are clearly shit-scared of him
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from ALBIONSAINT in Council Tax   
    My job in the private sector has direct comparisons with similar positions in the councils sector.  I'd expect a pay drop of around £15000 per year if I had to jump over to a council job.  Remember the struggle that female council workers had for pay parity.  Police officers, with a much lower bar to clear for entry, have a higher starting wage than council-employed teachers.
    In general, council workers don't get paid very well compared to their counterparts in the public sector, they do have better pensions and used to have better job security.
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Coronavirus   
    FT today has the mortality total as 41000+
    a disease that killed zero persons last year has killed 41000 in this country in a few weeks-but don't over react!
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Council Tax   
    My job in the private sector has direct comparisons with similar positions in the councils sector.  I'd expect a pay drop of around £15000 per year if I had to jump over to a council job.  Remember the struggle that female council workers had for pay parity.  Police officers, with a much lower bar to clear for entry, have a higher starting wage than council-employed teachers.
    In general, council workers don't get paid very well compared to their counterparts in the public sector, they do have better pensions and used to have better job security.
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from antrin in Council Tax   
    My job in the private sector has direct comparisons with similar positions in the councils sector.  I'd expect a pay drop of around £15000 per year if I had to jump over to a council job.  Remember the struggle that female council workers had for pay parity.  Police officers, with a much lower bar to clear for entry, have a higher starting wage than council-employed teachers.
    In general, council workers don't get paid very well compared to their counterparts in the public sector, they do have better pensions and used to have better job security.
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from Bud the Baker in Plans for next season   
    The plan for next season that I would really like to see is Kibble’s
    thunking they had bought a share of a football club they could well have just bought a liability 
    has the sale of the shares gone through yet?  If not, how likely is it that it will be completed?
    or if they are committed and saints are one of a slew of clubs to go under, how will they act?
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from antrin in Coronavirus   
    remember the old joke
    a lady goes on holiday with friends and calls her husband to check on things
    "..and how is the cat?"
    Sorry hen, the cat is dead"
    "you cruel bastard, couldn't you have broken it a bit more gently and kept it going until I got home?"
    "how could i do that?"
    "you could have said she was on the roof and won't come down, then said she won't take any food and then told me she died when I got home-that would have softened the blow.
    "Sorry love, I'll bear that in mind if anything horrible like that happens again"
    "Ok,  So how is my Mum?"
    "it's a bit weird, she went up on the roof yesterday and won't come down..."
    Metaphorically speaking, the media are currently telling us that Boris is off his food, has gone up on the roof and won't come down
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from WeeBud in Coronavirus   
    I have a nurse in the family, not an A&E one admittedly, and they are hoping that one good thing to come out of this is that the public will take a more responsible attitude to A&E once we start to return to normal.
    I was lucky enough to get my knee replacement in the last week of February and attend my GP surgery to collect sick notes,  it was always very busy with pretty much the same old faces when I went for my follow ups and physio immediately after the op but it's currently closed to the public and everything is being handled remotely.  It does make me wonder if a more efficient way of running GP medicine could result from this
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from Cookie Monster in Coronavirus   
    I have a nurse in the family, not an A&E one admittedly, and they are hoping that one good thing to come out of this is that the public will take a more responsible attitude to A&E once we start to return to normal.
    I was lucky enough to get my knee replacement in the last week of February and attend my GP surgery to collect sick notes,  it was always very busy with pretty much the same old faces when I went for my follow ups and physio immediately after the op but it's currently closed to the public and everything is being handled remotely.  It does make me wonder if a more efficient way of running GP medicine could result from this
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from smcc in Coronavirus   
    While people debate as to  whether the lockdown and associated measures are justified, they should consider the effects of the more severe form of the disease on those who survive it.
    Being intubated from a ventilator is likely to cause some damage to your airways, the cost of supporting someone in an ICU is extremely high and has a massive effect on the staff involved. The damage that the effects of Covid is capable of doing to the lungs is substantial and can potentially affect life expectancy and quality of life in a substantial way. 
    There are more reasons to react to this virus than the immediate mortality rate.  
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Coronavirus   
    remember the old joke
    a lady goes on holiday with friends and calls her husband to check on things
    "..and how is the cat?"
    Sorry hen, the cat is dead"
    "you cruel bastard, couldn't you have broken it a bit more gently and kept it going until I got home?"
    "how could i do that?"
    "you could have said she was on the roof and won't come down, then said she won't take any food and then told me she died when I got home-that would have softened the blow.
    "Sorry love, I'll bear that in mind if anything horrible like that happens again"
    "Ok,  So how is my Mum?"
    "it's a bit weird, she went up on the roof yesterday and won't come down..."
    Metaphorically speaking, the media are currently telling us that Boris is off his food, has gone up on the roof and won't come down
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from ALBIONSAINT in Coronavirus   
    remember the old joke
    a lady goes on holiday with friends and calls her husband to check on things
    "..and how is the cat?"
    Sorry hen, the cat is dead"
    "you cruel bastard, couldn't you have broken it a bit more gently and kept it going until I got home?"
    "how could i do that?"
    "you could have said she was on the roof and won't come down, then said she won't take any food and then told me she died when I got home-that would have softened the blow.
    "Sorry love, I'll bear that in mind if anything horrible like that happens again"
    "Ok,  So how is my Mum?"
    "it's a bit weird, she went up on the roof yesterday and won't come down..."
    Metaphorically speaking, the media are currently telling us that Boris is off his food, has gone up on the roof and won't come down
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from salmonbuddie in Coronavirus   
    I don't have any problem with people highlighting the fact that we have a reactionary right-wing government who have gone over the top in terms of the measures that have been introduced.  The fact that Boris thinks this way but is still to weak to go all out on the enforcement is also worrying as we might lose him and get someone like Govebels replacing him.
    What I do have a problem is that certain people are purporting this virus to be of no more importance than seasonal flu.  i'll take the word of front line medical staff at the end of their tether when faced with the death and suffering they need to deal with over that of an online goofball messing around stats and selected quotations
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Coronavirus   
    I don't have any problem with people highlighting the fact that we have a reactionary right-wing government who have gone over the top in terms of the measures that have been introduced.  The fact that Boris thinks this way but is still to weak to go all out on the enforcement is also worrying as we might lose him and get someone like Govebels replacing him.
    What I do have a problem is that certain people are purporting this virus to be of no more importance than seasonal flu.  i'll take the word of front line medical staff at the end of their tether when faced with the death and suffering they need to deal with over that of an online goofball messing around stats and selected quotations
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from munoz in Coronavirus   
    The latex should cause a nice rash 
     
    you should ask to see the risk assessment that identifies how you are exposed to risk and how a single pair of gloves will protect you, how they should be worn, in what circumstances, how they should be stored, etc
    if they really are latex rather than Nitrile rubber then a skin surveillance programme needs to be in place
    it is an offence to supply PPE without a risk assessment 
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from Dickson in Coronavirus   
    Each lockdown is specific to the area it affects
    Wuhan is a massive and congested city compared to London
    and don’t forget that the areas where Covid 19 propagated from are very dirty wet markets that will be a nightmares to clean
    every area will have it’s own tale to tell on how effective it’s lockdown has been and over what time period
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from St.Ricky in Coronavirus   
    none of the leaders appear to be too convinced of their own words when it comes to suppression strategy.  My gut feeling is that many countries will try for an extended temporary lockdown either side of easter before significant numbers start venturing out by going to work, shops, etc.  At that point, I think the resolve will weaken.
    I think that by May, we wont really have any kind of containment strategy and many people will take a roll of the dice with their own health and that of others
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    beyond our ken got a reaction from St.Ricky in Could Coronavirus Kill Our 42 Clubs   
    Can you point to an instance where cash is NOT king in scottish football?this is certainly a setback with most clubs happy to have gotten to this point in the season without significant weather disruption.  We have survived extended frozen spells and can stand the 2-3 weeks of disruption that we face
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