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Daz Sparks last won the day on September 8 2019

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  1. Daz Sparks

    Mismanagement of CoronaVirus

    This. https://www.france24.com/en/20200320-from-hoax-to-pandemic-trump-s-shifting-rhetoric-on-coronavirus
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    National League null and void

    I'm afraid I disagree with all of that - normality has failed nearly all of us at so many levels over the last decade that I'm really hoping that we don't get back to normal at any stage, ever. The 2008 crisis was of a completely different nature but it was entirely possible we were heading into a repeat of it except Covid 19 got there first - either way its clear that we, and many other countries, have endured a miserable decade and learned absolutely nothing from 2008. Getting back to normal has been a complete failure for almost all of us, we are financially, socially, politically worse off and our public services are crumbling......, and then Covid hits us. So I don't want to go back to normal I want to go forward to a period where people actually engage their brains rather than lap up the nonsense served up by our current leadership of liars and chancers. To actually have some genuine leadership which tries to honestly address the myriad issues our society faces - a few politicians with a moral compass would be a good start. I know its tall order but personally I've had enough of the sh*tshow of the last few years and the idea of getting back to normal makes me want to chuck - as my Aussie relatives would say! As for the football, this season was over weeks ago and should be nulled immediately. Let's hope we can still have a proper next season starting in August but more likely September - wrecking next season as well in an attempt to complete this one makes no sense to me at all and IMO just isn't going to happen. Not a lot to argue with there CM.
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    Vicious Quiz

    1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 19 & 20 10 minutes of solid brain racking.... feel drained now.
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    Vicious Quiz

    Damn this lockdown!
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    National League null and void

    You can envision his heels digging in with every new post JF.
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    National League null and void

    In all seriousness JF you are right, the complications in delaying next season are huge. I believe voiding the season is the only viable option.
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    National League null and void

    I knew they were cheating!
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    Bad Gateway! Naughty Gateway!

    Not many Herman, considering the Pinkun has become one of my "friends" now!
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    Corona Virus main thread

    Started with a clear message, rambled into ambiguity.
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    Jostling Mob of Morons

    Aggy, I don't need to fight Ricardo's battles for him, so I'll leave your above points for him to respond to, he's big and old enough I am sure. From my point of though; I quietly went about ensuring that myself and wife, my elderly parents and my other nearest and dearest weren't going to be left without essentials if indeed the area we lived in suffered shortages for whatever reason. I was not greedy, I never at anytime have taken anything that won't be consumed, and whilst I was doing this, the supply of everything was plentiful. Now, if most folk had planned like this 2, 3 and 4 or more weeks ago, I agree that there would have been a jump in demand, BUT, this would have been a much more subtle and gradual upward curve, and the supermarket supply chains would have been able to easily cope. However, not many did this and as soon the first shelf was empty, the media got hold of it and it was then that panic buying commenced, starting a cycle that we have yet to see broken. As such I am happy that for now that I can avoid the packed aisles and can wait it out until normal service is restored. I am happy to defend the above position to anyone, events as far as I am concerned have vindicated my actions.
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    Jostling Mob of Morons

    I cannot see where, what Ricardo has spoken of, in this and other threads that has contributed to the madness that has ensued in our supermarkets, nor can I make any connection to the OP's point with some careful forward planning 4 weeks ago either. I know it would not have mattered one iota whether I had 3 weeks food in my cupboards or none, the panic buying would have happened. The blame has come from the media IMO, with them bringing the story from a paragraph on page 6 to full size front page headlines. Much of it the usual tabloid sensationalism.
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    Jostling Mob of Morons

    Seems like a perfectly reasonable statement. Doesn't tally with the above.
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    Jostling Mob of Morons

    Zac, I didn't stockpile, the mayhem was caused by those who were a good 2-3 weeks after I had quietly filled my cupboards.
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    Jostling Mob of Morons

    I feel Ricardo is being unnecessarily vilified here. This crisis, the Coronavirus crisis had been bubbling away in China for many weeks before it crossed our shores. Ricardo was simply pointing out to people that it would be wise to quietly prepare for the possibility of movement restrictions and the consequences of some unprepared people panic buying. It seems to me he has called it pretty much right and my thinking is thus; 1. By having a reasonable stock of some goods he has obviated the need to go out shopping. 2. The extra demand that was put upon the supermarkets was slight and they would have taken that up in their supply v=chain easily. 3. He is one less person ramming supermarket aisles. The problem as I see it, is those that reacted to the news when it became very bad has been to panic. I myself have watched things unfolding in China and made certain plans accordingly, I have also been able to largely avoid crowded (and pretty un-stocked) supermarkets. Ay no point was I panicking or am I now.
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