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philipl last won the day on June 28 2019

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    And have change for a mound of shredded lettuce, plastic cheese bits and pink blobs supposedly once ham all of which have the same consistency and taste like water...
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    Salads and cheese in America are ridiculously tasteless in my experience. The only truly memorable food I can recall eating over there was Peruvian ceviche in Miami and a Belgian breakfast in Brooklyn. Beers have improved but are poor value for money. Some of the fast food places are beyond woeful. Traditional diners can be fun but they offer gazillions of ways of doing eggs. In the end they are just eggs and nothing special at that. Don't get me going on what passes for bacon over there or the monster size of the portions served up in States like Minnesota and Tennessee. I think I would still be eating a burger meal I was served in Minneapolis twenty five years ago if I had tried to finish it. Even food in Korea Town and China Towns was instantly forgettable. My wife spent three weeks visiting Chinese friends in Chicago, LA and NY last year- came back having spoken scarcely a word of English the whole time she was there and didn't have a single memorable Chinese meal anywhere.
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    OK That wonderful NHS tracing system? Ready at the end of September apparently.
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    Alok Sharma spent 45 minutes with Johnson and Sunak in a committee room in Downing Street yesterday. If that were you or me and not Johnson and Sunak, for sure we would be quarantined.. Just announced face masks will be compulsory on all public transport from 15 June. Three and a half months after Greece, Slovakia, Czechia, Malta brought in a similar requirement and after France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark etc etc require them after coming out of lock down.
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    Yes you are correct - just checked although they haven't indicated yet they want to resume it. They had 46 rotations per month.
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    Dearlove is sadly now a discredited nut. Five Eyes and TEN (Germany/Netherlands) produced such a comprehensive debunking of the China Lab hypothesis that even Trump has stopped talking about Wuhan Virus or China Virus. Don't forget the Dutch are probably the world's best currently. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/visual-guide-how-dutch-intelligence-thwarted-a-russian-hacking-operation https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/26/dutch-media-reveal-country-to-be-secret-u-s-ally-in-war-against-russian-hackers/
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    China stopped all non-Chinese airlines from flying to China early February- about 2nd Then China stopped all foreign flights to all airports except Beijing Capital and Shanghai Pudong February 8th. So the last Wuhan-LHR China Eastern flight was very early February. Then limited them to Beijing Capital Then banned all flights except by Air China March saw no international flights 4 April Air China was allowed one flight per week per international airport to each of Beijing Capital and Shanghai Pudong. Every passenger has to be Covid tested on arrival involving a 6 hour park on a remote part of the airport pending the result and then taken to a lock down location for a compulsory 14 day quarantine at the passenger's expense. Yesterday, the US threatened to ban all Chinese flights unless airlines from the US are allowed to fly to Capital and Pudong.
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    A typical American political ad:
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    I suggested before each of the later February games that the fans should enjoy because it was likely to be the last Rovers live football they would see for a long time. I was met with total disbelief.
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    What fun with your cornflakes.
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    I had been arguing on the football thread that Rovers should have played their last game well before the Derby match. I was completely correct.
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    Under Government guidance the employer of the Business Secretary should take several health related actions including fumigating the House of Commons and requiring his colleagues who have been within 2 meters of him to self-quarantine for 14 days. I believe technically Rees Mogg is legally responsible.
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    Trump's former Secretary of Defense General Jim Matis has just equated Trump to a Nazi. Yes his own former Cabinet Minister used the word Nazi against Trump. The little green men in Washington without insignia turn out to be prison riot staff from all over America. In Las Vegas, three far right riot provocateurs have been charged with terrorism.
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    If you look at the list of countries Brits won't be allowed to visit, most public health advisors don't consider the UK safe from Covid.

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