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  1. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    My opinion makes the situation worse for myself? Wow - the power invested in my foolhardy fingertips is unreal. I am very aware of Occam's razor. It is overused throughout the wonderweb every time someone tries to disparage an opinion that someone finds outlandish in the opinion that they think it supports their viewpoint. The simple answer isn't always the correct one...but it could possibly be. Why have you automatically jumped to the ridicule mode and patched in dark forces, illumunati and mental health - all regurgitated internet buzzwords? Are you suggesting my mental health is at threat - I can assure you I am just fine thank you. One thing you are right about is the seriousness of the situation. Unfortunately you are underestimating it - the economical and social sense that is the biggest danger, not the illness.
  2. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    The flip side is, there are plenty of people who flap about on here, they skirt around facts, fear Brexit and regurgitate selective statistics and fortune tellings, they tended to fear Venkys, fear the flu, see past comparative statistics of other diseases, believe everything on the news and quote it, listen to one side of science and disregard the other and don't actually ever do their own research...strangely throughout the world they form the same group but tend to have a collaborative back-slapping, safety in numbers desire to sneer at the others. Not an oncoming rant at you by any means - just a general stick up for us loonies/sceptics. Someone cliche posted that conspiracy theorists believe Elvis is alive and man never stepped on the moon - that is batching everyone together - unfair in my opinion. There are crazies out there for sure but personally I like facts, not projections. Funny though, I do 100% I believe Elvis is dead - a drug taking unhealthy man dies young shocker. Moon landings though, I am a massive sceptic. Certain things don't stack up at all - eg. Men who said they'd been to the moon personally gifted royal families moon rock - which turned out to be petrified wood. That's scientific fact. Make of it what you will but I'd be expecting something extraterrestrial at least - unless the moon used to be rich with life. About those landings and us crazy folk - from an opinion point of view, there is plenty of slowed-down footage of people bouncing about - even getting hoisted up like toddlers on baby-reins by cables etc. Lots of evidence of set lighting. Again, people should make of it what they will - but to sneer and dismiss is naive. My opinion doesn't count though as much as the man on the other side of the fence; despite the fact I've been a professional photographer for nearly 20years, having worked as a TV camera operator after my degree and other higher education, after working in radii and newsrooms etc. - so I suppose I don't understand the media or lighting and can't spot some obvious shit - because strangers on the internet tell me otherwise. But I'll crack on and happily side with NASA and accept that they can't replicate what they did fifty odd years ago because they somehow lost all of the technology and data, along with original footage. Sounds perfectly plausible. Throughout our lives, nothing bad ever happens if we pipe down and comply. No lies are ever told by news corprations and politicians and rights are slowly retracted...are they? As a final point of interest, despite it being voted for, I said Brexit won't go through because something very big will stop it - personally I thought it would be more war based or terrorism, meaning that we needed to work alongside the other countries in Europe... it's overdue by how long so far? Who knew the weakness of the average mind compared to the power of the flu and 24hrs news and social media bombardment though?
  3. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    😂
  4. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    It's the, "Let's invade Iraq for the imaginary weapons of mass destruction!" syndrome.
  5. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    The Military Games were held in Wuhan in 2019 🤔
  6. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Operation fear is going full steam ahead. I've no doubt there is an illness doing the rounds (there always is) but as I said in the early days - there's so much more to this situation and it is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage - if that is something the hierarchy want. Who knows, maybe a pre-planned massive economical and social change is on it's way. Laws ARE being adjusted around the world to more controlling ones with extremely blurred boundaries and they have the potential for dire consequences for our basic freedoms and privileges. So these are my barmy or informed predictions: I predict it won't be long until the army are on the streets followed by drones in the air (10days-3weeks) Private phone data will be relinquished to 'use technology to help fight this virus by tracking interactions (1-2months) and it will eventually be used against us down the line and basic opnions can be categorised as hate speech. A supermarket type building/Ikea will be on the news and appear to get converted into a hospital and will be told to be mainly manned by retired NHS workers (who don't mind being interviewed) and probably accompanied by some celeb with a history as a nurse. The lights will be going on and off in homes (3-6months)...during interesting/entertaining TV events. A hot summer with rioting. Longer term travelling will be severely sanctioned and limited (no way the majority of airlines are surviving this - so don't accept vouchers). Air travel will become for the rich only. The forced vaccinations will start to be rolled out Autumn/Winter and they will be welcomed with open arms. Some prick like Cliff Richard/Piers Morgan will get it done on live TV. Then over the months/years, we will be told not to eat meat and live a vegan lifestyle because scientist discover that livestock is contaminated by this or a 'mutated strain' . Domestic pets will be deemed a health hazard as they can carry and transmit disease (nothing new there). Some dude like Alan Tichmarsh or Chris Packham (although something tells me he is dead or it's the Nigel Kennedy hair that is throwing me off)...will promote vaccinations for pets whilst others will promote a cull of animals. At best, after a failed attempt at re-opening, businesses will close or be bought by the government or major corporations. The high street and corner shop will become a thing of the past and restraunts will be multi-national corporation ones. With everyone's economy shot to shit the nations will unite with a solution - possibly with a single currency (probably cashless because the plastic money transfers the virus). The real reason, greater control, shared laws with instant fines. Social distancing will be engrained and feel normal. People will gradually become susceptible to illness due to the over use of sanitisation products. ...and the only weapon used was a virus (man-made or not, real or not) and the power to disrupt and separate people, make them worry about their next meal, fear the invisible, be wary of coughing, of contact with their loved ones or whether they'll be able to wipe their own arses. I'm not even sure how tongue in cheek this post is or how serious I am trying to be! If we look back in a year and see how much of that can be ticked off I reckon a heck of a lot - but I sincerely hope I am talking utter bollocks 😂 Look after yourselves, don't bombard yourselves with news, it has lied to us before and will do again. Question things and keep an open mind.
  7. Pedro

    Favourite Kit Manufacturer

    Kappa, but it should have been tighter fitting.
  8. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Most teachers won't get time off. They are going to be teaching from home using online systems. Some have already been primed to create home-learning packs and make sure the children have passwords etc. It wouldn't surprise me if the schools shut this week.
  9. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Made me laugh when I noticed there was no pasta - apart from full boxes of organic pasta. The end of the world has a price - approx 99p.
  10. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    I was there yesterday too. Not many people wearing masks, a few with gloves on - strangely or coincidentally, the only people I saw wearing masks were seperate couples of Chinese/East Asian origin but to be honest, due to smog/pollution etc. it isn't anything shocking to see someone in a city centre wear a mask.
  11. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    There has been a lot of massively inaccurate fortune tellings over the years. Some people choose to buy into it until it doesn't happen and then can simply brush it off and ignore it...until the next round of fear. I can't just brush things off without delving into motives and researching etc. I've always been like that and I would recommend anyone to that. So regarding this latest situation. Facts are, 500,000 Brits die every year. Sadly, my uncle died recently and for some reason unknown to me there is already a longer waiting list for burials/cremations - much longer than the usual 1 - 2 week turnaround. I mention this as I expect very soon that stories about bodies stacking up will hit the news - as it suits the fear agenda. Anyway, of all these deaths, two thirds are always the older generation and as mentioned by many - people always die from flu etc. and to my knowledge, nobody lives in absolute fear of tonsillitis - although even that kills hundreds a year. So far, the increasing cynic in me questions how many deaths are truly DUE to this virus? How many confirmed deaths say, "This death of person X, who had a series of underlying health issues..." ? I would ask the question, is it fair to even pin the blame on this virus for their deaths - when they have a multitude of other issues that there is zero evidence and no autopsy report to suggest one element being more culpable than the other? Of course it is only my opinion but I honestly expect death rates to stay around the national average of approximately 498 - 500k but I also wholly expect as many of those expected natural deaths will be linked to this in any way they can be - because I firmly believe this situation serves a purpose/agenda that we will only see down the line. If it is even a real threat, which it might well be, maybe hundreds and thousands carry this already and only those who are in hospital and who have blood tests can confirm it. To be honest, nobody I know has been tested for it, nobody is really being asked to even be tested for it - only people are to ring 111 and almost self diagnose and then self-isolate. I'd be very surprised if there is anything other than (at best) a small handful of people connected to this site who genuinely knows anyone who has even been physically tested. Even fewer to know anyone seriously ill directly from it. So I choose to be very cynical and calm about it. So, what is it all about? In my opinion fear and panic is an unbelievably powerful tool of control. It always has been and always will be. Fear of the unknown or invisible - is an even more potent weapon. Quite a number of people are currently living in heightened fear of something that we all do relatively frequently (cough, get fevers aches and shivers) . My opinion, there is definitely a bigger reason and picture to this - there has to be because are we honestly expecting this to just blow over and things will be fine and dandy after this peak period people seem to be holding out for? It won't. In the coming months, swathes of people will ultimately welcome and even lobby for change/restrictions...and they will be passed. On the surface, it does sound far-fetched but I have no doubt we will lose more of our freedoms or choices over this situation. I personally think we will be forced to be vaccinated (which many will welcome I'm sure) with some shite we have no idea what the long-term effects are. These vaccinations will be a 'necessity' especially if you want to travel abroad (which coincidentally 🤔 seems to be something that the powers that be seem to be drastically trying to reduce and what I predict will be something that only the very rich will be able to do in our relatively near future). So anyway, that's my opinion and I've put it out here to be chastised with until all BRFCS eternity. Maybe we will laugh at it in years to come and this is a much ado about nothing - hopefully so. To save some the energy, I honestly respect and understand your points of view - what can possibly be wrong about caring for people? Nothing. Even if I don't agree with viewpoints, I haven't mocked anyone else - so please don't be predictable and just scoff at mine or suggest I wear a tinfoil hat etc. I don't. Regardless of who is wrong or right, there will be a VERY negative and lasting outcome for society out of this. Things will change - no doubt about it. I would certainly suggest people question what you see and hear though, don't bombard yourselves with the news. Try to not live in fear and panic and certainly give a lot of thought about long term decisions.
  12. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Long time no see Gav!
  13. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Why is he self-centred idiot? I sympathise with him tbh because he wouldn't have had insurance cover unless those bans were in place before he travelled. I myself have a five and a half grand holiday booked to Thailand in three weeks. As it stands, I either buy into the fear, refuse to go and lose that money or I go to Thailand until I am told that I am not allowed in. Personally, I don't have an ounce of fear about this 'virus'. But other than forums like this, I don't use social media and haven't for years. I also don't bombard myself with news - which since the dawn of the millennium, appears to put fear mongering at the top of its agenda. As someone who has worked in that industry, it is impossible to see past a lot of the bollocks on the box. Brass Eye was made as an OTT parody in the 90s...now it looks understated.
  14. Pedro

    Coronavirus

    Just wait for the new migrating laws and forced vaccinations in order to travel. Only a matter of time.
  15. Pedro

    Away shirts

    93/94 McEwans still the best 😁
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