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  1. keelansgrandad

    President Trump

    US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so. He could not see himself greeting "presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens" in the Oval Office while wearing one, he said. Hasn't the half wit heard that he won't be meeting any of the people he mentioned?
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    Corona Virus main thread

    Thirteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in one week following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. I imagine an outbreak in an institution like a care home must be passed on by the staff. I would imagine the residents are staying in their rooms.
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    RIP Bill Withers

    Blimey, I've turned into my dad ... You didn't knock him over I hope
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    What y'all listening to?

    Sometimes a song is covered and it is better than the original. And for me, this is one of those.
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    What y'all listening to?

    This started my adoration for Todd Rundgren. Not the same as the album version but such a well written song and the beginnings of Utopia. Only Kasim Sulton missing. And a couple of years later, the Hermit of Mink Hollow just completely left me speechless (what do you mean, impossible) and I played it until the groove went through to the other side.
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    New Labour Leader

    Hopefully he can make a difference, at the moment though the whole thing looks like a complete distraction. If Boris really does care about the Nation, he must welcome SKS, and be seen to offer an olive branch, particularly at this time when it appears Government thinking is not clear and decisive.
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    NCFC to furlough staff

    Sad to say it, but in my experience the winner in the end tends to be money Players would go and other clubs would pick them up and pay them extra because no transfer fees were involved. The club, would be liable to the outgoings that their purchase involved but have no rights over their registration. Which is why I have become more attracted to Rugby. Football is still my number one and I guess if I actually went to Carrow Road every other week I may feel different. But Rugby has always had a bit more camaraderie than Football and the social side of it is so much better. And the decision making is better. Saracens broke the rules. Even though you are one of the two best teams in the country, you cheated to do it. You are relegated. Will ManC be relegated? Not on your nelly.
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    Grandstand & World of Sport

    Snooker on the Radio was good
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    Corona Virus main thread

    What are my politics then? It doesn't matter what they are does it?
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    New Labour Leader

    Starmer now has to be his own man. No pandering to Long Bailey, the suicide note writer, and making concessions to Momentum. As a party we have to realise that the country has moved back to the right. Now we have to convince enough that it is a mistake and will hurt them in the long run. Don't desert the core policies but ignore the frills for now until you can convince the public that the frills are important.
  11. The word deferral is as equally disgusting as not bothering.
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    Corona Virus main thread

    For every counter argument you make Ron, there are replies that can be made. But despite the calls for non political, your arguments are based on your politics. And my dislike and distrust of Johnson no doubt will taint any points I could make. But the fact remains, anyone working in a hospital at the moment is potentially putting their health and life on the line. That while others are at home on 80% wage and spending it in Tescos. Life ain't good or fair at the moment.
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    NCFC to furlough staff

    You can't cut the players wages without their consent, without running the risk of them leaving on a free and running the risk of losing tens of millions of pounds. Mihir Bose confirmed on the BBC press review last night that players have clauses in their contracts which prevents their wages from being cut and that they could leave for free if they were. I'm not saying its fair, but to act unilaterally and without consent would be foolhardy. Those contracts were negotiated in different times. Much will change by the end of the year. And if the players are so pedantic and inhuman that they would hold their clubs to ransom then let them go. Put the U23's out. You cannot keep pandering and giving in to the players. There are other players available. As long as NCFC are alive and playing football then OTBC. Football is such a rat race. One manager sacked, sympathy from his peers and then they all apply for his job. Players goes into see Boss and says why am I not playing instead of so and so. Believe me they will break ranks. Much of the public of Britain hated the Miners in the 80s because they said we are not working under the threat of closure and you are lying to us anyway. Holding the country to ransom so many said. Well if footballers want to leave or go on strike then go for it. Only one winner in the end.
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    NCFC to furlough staff

    Before asking players to take pay cuts we should perhaps bear in mind that the PAYE from those 5 clubs' players is in excess of £500,000,000. That's an awful lot of nurses. But we know so many players have good lawyers and accountants and some like Rooney pay less than someone on minimum wage. Not all of course but I would bet your assessment would be too high. And it isn't about tax or furloughs particularly in our case. We have no income. And to keep paying full money is likely to cause problems later on. We have companies calling for bailouts such as Virgin and BA. And chances are, after the crisis, the government may well have to help out in some way. We do not need football clubs falling into categories because they continue to pay high wages to the players. It is in their own hands. Cut the players wages and look after your own interests and avoid problems.
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    RIP Bill Withers

    I put one song on the Whatya listening to but this is one I have been playing for so long. It maybe not as gritty as Ain't No Sunshine or poppy as Lovely Day but sums up the man as a person.