Ian's Edinburgh

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maddogfagin: Yes well said. It's going to be the next but one generation in my case, those in their late teens/early twenties, who are going to put the politicians to the test. Mar 22, 2020 14:27:28 GMT
nonrabbit: I really hope so. I've been wondering for the last few years whether some virus has been put in the water thats spread greed, apathy and idiocy! I dread to think that after Covid-19 has been abated that we still have the other three. Mar 22, 2020 20:14:46 GMT
chester: One of the supermarket chains in Canada has increased the cashiers' wages because of the hazardous conditions. It's about time! Mar 22, 2020 20:31:25 GMT
nonrabbit: Good idea re supermarket staff wages! I see in France possibly other places, they're restricting the number of people in the supermarket at any time plus putting up plastic screens between the cashier and customer. Mar 23, 2020 15:19:48 GMT
chester: In Ontario, Canada, liquor and beer stores and marijuana shops have been declared essential services and are not required to shut-down. Mar 24, 2020 10:17:17 GMT
steelmonkey: I agree that some long term good may come from this imposed 'pause' on the world. Mar 24, 2020 22:19:49 GMT
steelmonkey: As opposed to simply converting the last resisters to shopping from home. Mar 24, 2020 22:21:05 GMT
chester: This is the closest thing to being in a sci-fi/horror movie but like Ian sang in "One White Duck" : "Isn't it just too damn real?" Mar 25, 2020 0:32:10 GMT *
maddogfagin: Send for Rick Grimes, he'll sort it all out P-) Mar 25, 2020 7:42:53 GMT
nonrabbit: It is too damn real Mar 25, 2020 13:33:47 GMT
steelmonkey: Extra stressful for a know it all like me....I just dunno these days...not a clue. Mar 26, 2020 2:13:10 GMT
maddogfagin: Certainly it's true that nothing will ever be the same again after all this is finished. Mar 26, 2020 7:53:23 GMT
ash: Lets hope it will be a better world! Mar 26, 2020 11:52:22 GMT
nonrabbit: That thought is in my mind everyday Ash. I hate to be pessismistic but the sheeple will probably go back to the way it was before...'Spoons' on a daily basis and panic-buyuing for a while. And that's before we even get to the economy and what lies ahead. Mar 26, 2020 12:37:30 GMT
ash: Well some people will never change O_o . Getting a restaurant booking will be impossible for months and the drunks will line the streets on a Saturday night :-/ . Mar 26, 2020 13:41:09 GMT
maddogfagin: And I say again, what have the Romans ever done for us ? Mar 27, 2020 7:20:24 GMT
ash: What have the Romans done for us? Where do I start ;) Mar 27, 2020 9:07:59 GMT
chester: The coronavirus has been called humanity's unrivaled "equalizer". PM Boris Johnson has been diagnosed positive. Mar 27, 2020 12:09:57 GMT
steelmonkey: It feels unfair. As the pandemic lapses, ignorant, lying, criminal leaders will find a way to credit themselves...but I don't hope for more suffering and death to expose those fools. Maybe they have told enough lies and done enough harm ? Mar 29, 2020 1:37:03 GMT
nonrabbit: Who knows what lies (literally) ahead. I can hear words like 'austerity' and 'the effect of covid-19' being used by politicians for a very, very long time re the economy. Wouldn't hold my breath either for them to say when that would be over. Apr 1, 2020 16:17:05 GMT