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The Coronavirus Thread

Discussion in 'Serious' started by d_stilgar, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53670199
    "When you take away all the amenities that these developments advertise, then you realise you're just living in a glass box,"

    My heart bleeds for those poor deprived souls in multi million pound apartments in central London, these must be such unbearably difficult times for you. Don't worry, us country yokels promise not to kill you and eat you, at least not for another year so the taste of smog can be cleared out of your blood. :worried:
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    If it's good enough for the people in the 'affordable' apartments, who couldn't use those amenities anyway, whose glass box has no glass and who had to enter through the tradesmans/pleb's entrance...
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That article reads like it wants me to think "**** this prick" very aggressively.

    It worked.
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I totally get. I too seriously considered buying a five bedroom house with a view in Hertfordshire but, after some lengthy consideration, I decided that I couldn't afford a garden shed with a view in Hertfordshire.
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    *feigns surprise*
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I know.

    If you make it through the whole thread it's not surprising but it is disgusting.

    Tories - disasters are just business opportunites. Sorry, not business as that suggests providing something for a fee, it's just opportunities.
     
  9. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Well at least there are no current events like for example a global recession or pandemic that make it so a honestly run UK business could have benefited from a proper tendering process.

    /s
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Yay.

    EDIT: Just noticed this is what @adidan posted about above.
     
  11. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    World beating as always:

     
  12. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I love how the UK celebrates a 99-year old veteran dragging himself around the garden to raise £32 million for NHS Charities, while at the same time its government spaffs £150 million up the wall on some useless token PPE through cronyism. :thumb:
     
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  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    You should read the moaning coming from the Hamptons, N.Y., where all the rich American folk have retreated. Since restaurants have largely closed, or socially distanced tables are at a premium, and there's a short supply of private chefs and housekeepers, those poor folk literally don't know how to feed themselves. A witness saw someone buying a whole cooked rotisserie chicken from a deli and asking what they need to do with it.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Last I saw the total was up to £268m, of which approximately £0 of usable supplies had been delivered to the NHS. The party of fiscal responsibility, everyone!
    You sit in the car park, tear open the packaging, and rip chunks off with your bare hands to shove in your gaping maw.

    Well, I do, anyway.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Reminds me of one of my OH's dad's girlfriends a few years back.

    Pretty well off Austrian lady and he sort of opened her eyes a bit, so much so one day she was overjoyed as she'd made herself her very first sandwich!

    Money, it just makes some people inept.
     
  18. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    ...and I feel bad because I can't service my own car or build a house :hehe:
     
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  19. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'd love to be vastly more inept :happy:
     
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  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Without ₤1000s worth of diagnostic tools and years of training, I don't think there is much you can do on a car yourself now. Citroëns with Hydropnuematic suspension used to be notoriously complex but, compared to a modern, electronics laden car, my BX 1.9 diesel was as simple as a sheet of paper and I used do a lot myself.
     
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