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by Jim B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!
Replies: 32
Views: 677

Re: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!

Jackie
I'm quoting the figures to date; that's 60,000 plus extra deaths for the first 5 months of the year, not for the whole of 2020.
And also the figures are not mine, they are from the Office of National Statistics which is a UK Government Department.

Jim
by Jim B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UK 14 Day Quarantine
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: UK 14 Day Quarantine

Alan I don't think it's me being naive, Cumming is the senior special advisor who advises and assists in setting Blojo's government policy. Cambell was Press Secretary who advised on putting the policy developed by Blairs government into the public domain, totally different to what you're suggesting...
by Jim B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UK 14 Day Quarantine
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: UK 14 Day Quarantine

I don't share Devils and HIC's sense of humour this time. While HIC wrote that Boris is only the figurehead for the Cummins administration, which may be close to the truth,I don't think that is remotely funny! I think that its appalling that one unelected advisor has too much power. Does it show th...
by Jim B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!
Replies: 32
Views: 677

Re: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!

No-one seems to have taken into account the numbers of deaths where the deceased had underlying conditions, over 90% according to the research I did. So I ask, how many of them would have died anyway ? Like it or not, nature takes it's course. How many people have had it and recovered, that statist...
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!
Replies: 32
Views: 677

Re: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!

I do not think that you can rely on any of these figures. There are lots of people who are reporting deaths in their families from all manner of conditions and when it comes to the Death Certs, they are nearly all mentioning Covid 19, which in the majority of those cases mentioned was totally untru...
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: MEU3
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: MEU3

It used to be like that in Nicosia Immigration and the only way to get anything done was to go up there. I would keep going to Paphos Immigration until given an appointment, be polite and explain why you've returned there. Generally they are not answering calls, they are just ignoring them; we witne...
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: My rescue mission yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: My rescue mission yesterday

We get quite a few of them by where we live and were held up by one crossing the track to our place the other week. It took about ten minutes to cross the three metres but we were in no hurry and it was amazing watching the way it moved.

Jim
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Lowest 2-monthly EAC electricity bill ever....(E 11.13)
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Lowest 2-monthly EAC electricity bill ever....(E 11.13)

I don't count or check anything, got the bill yesterday and it was €30. I paid it on line this morning.

Jim
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: D Day
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: D Day

Lotus
Our Dad was there and we never forget the sacrifices he made.
Our youngest sister was born on this date and Dad always referred to her as our little D Day baby. :-)
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Episkopi to Nata.
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Episkopi to Nata.

Thanks Max, it's easier for us to get to the abandoned village on the side of the reservoir if we go via Episkopi.

Jim
by Jim B
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Episkopi to Nata.
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Episkopi to Nata.

Does any one know whether the road from Episkopi to Nata is now open. The authorities were building a bridge across the ford in Episkopi which I believe was washed away which caused the road to be closed?

Jim
by Jim B
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!
Replies: 32
Views: 677

Re: Yesterday’s UK death rate (as reported, not ONS) showed it was higher than all 27 EU states combined!

https://bylinetimes.com/2020/06/05/beyond-exceptional-the-etonian-english-imperialism-at-the-heart-of-a-deadly-covid-19-crisis/ A very interesting article which provides the Worlds opinion on the competence of the British Government. I would rather be though of as a bigot than thought of as a fool. ...
by Jim B
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK

Do the Americans have any incidents of people becoming ill from eating their chicken? I am uncomfortable with the practice of halal slaughter, so I don't buy meat if I know it has been treated this way. But, like chlorinated chicken I don't know if restaurants are serving it. Alan They do, food poi...
by Jim B
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK

Can you cook out the overuse of growth hormones and antibiotics.
As I said earlier it's also to do with the wellbeing of the livestock as well quality of the product.

Jim
by Jim B
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Yummy - Chlorinated Chicken coming to the UK

As long as the product is properly indicating origin and process you have a choice to buy or leave. What if you're eating out, how will you know what is on offer, will there be a little Stars and Stripes or Union Jack stuck in the grilled Chicken or Steak? America is stating they want point of orig...
by Jim B
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Complacency setting in.
Replies: 36
Views: 1587

Re: Complacency setting in.

We went to Lidl about eleven this morning and the queue was down the car park.. Complacency is setting in; people should read the report on the spread of the virus in Singapore and then maybe they wouldn't be so quick to cast off their masks and gloves. Just washing your hands and singing happy birt...
by Jim B
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Complacency setting in.
Replies: 36
Views: 1587

Re: Complacency setting in.

I was in the Home Centre yesterday and there was only the staff and me with mask and gloves on.
by Jim B
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: British Farmers sold down the River by their party.
Replies: 1
Views: 137

British Farmers sold down the River by their party.

hittps://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/full-list-of-mps-who-voted-to-lower-our-food-standards-during-the-covid-pandemic/26/05/?fbclid=IwAR3537Q-nIm70fgPrFZ8eHIjN3L839JkiSLsLNOaxvU2muEZ-VxM5SeI9m0 I see the Tories voted in favour of lowering the food standards despite always promising the UK would k...
by Jim B
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work to get underway on connecting Paphos archaeological sites
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Work to get underway on connecting Paphos archaeological sites

Jimgward wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:40 am
Cyprus needs to learn better, the ways to control the winners of tenders and awarding of contract, as a surprising number go bust!
There should be a bid list so that only companies that are financially viable are allowed to bid for the work.

Jim