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Old 30th March 2020, 21:22
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Freeview are advertising a free catch up service now on the internet, like most of the channels do now.
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Old 30th March 2020, 21:23
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^ Yes, you need an aerial (at least in any box I've used).
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Old 31st March 2020, 03:25
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Seeing as off-licenses are allowed to stay open as an essential service, how much booze would you have to buy to legally justify leaving the house? If the police saw you leaving with only a 6 pack, would they march you back inside and insist you buy a few litres of gin and a bottle of creme de menthe for your mum?
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Old 31st March 2020, 03:56
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Yeah I'm wondering about the logic behind classing off-licences as an essential service.
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Old 31st March 2020, 08:38
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It is probably to pacify the pub goers and to reduce supermarket visits.
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Old 31st March 2020, 08:39
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Also it might reduce hospital visits from alcoholics who would be better off continuing to drink than suddenly stopping.
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Old 31st March 2020, 22:11
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It is probably to pacify the pub goers and to reduce supermarket visits.
That seems as good an explanation as any.

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Also it might reduce hospital visits from alcoholics who would be better off continuing to drink than suddenly stopping.
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Old 13th April 2020, 11:30
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Found this small light blue egg in my garden. What animal do you think?

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Old 13th April 2020, 11:48
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^ Robin eggs are usually blue. That would be my guess!
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Old 13th April 2020, 11:55
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^ Oh cool, just googled it. Im liking how an egg like that appeared in my garden on Easter monday.
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Old 13th April 2020, 11:58
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Do you wanna know the probable reason it was there?

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Old 13th April 2020, 12:00
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^ I'm listening...
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Old 13th April 2020, 12:15
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Old 13th April 2020, 12:25
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^ Yep, I thought this was the case. I will protect my daughter from the horrors of reality and keep to the story that this was an Easter miracle.
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Old 13th April 2020, 12:39
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Birds do carry the shells quite a way from the nest after they have hatched.

I find lots of them around here, the blackbirds have been doing really well this year.

This may be quite innocent.
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Old 13th April 2020, 14:41
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Do they still have yolk inside after they've hatched?
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Old 13th April 2020, 14:45
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Hang on, I'll go check.
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Old 13th April 2020, 14:54
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I think the one I found just now was a pigeon, it had something like yolk like the remains of the yolk sack but not like in the picture. It also had a neat escape hatch.

You are probably right.

The glass is half empty.
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Old 13th April 2020, 14:59
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^ Yep, I thought this was the case. I will protect my daughter from the horrors of reality and keep to the story that this was an Easter miracle.
Go with the brutal truth..



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Old 13th April 2020, 17:24
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Guys, it wasn't a birds egg at all...

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Old 13th April 2020, 17:44
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^ The Lost World.

Oh, sorry, wrong thread.
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Old 13th April 2020, 17:50
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^ I literally laughed out loud.
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Old 13th April 2020, 17:57
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As I did to your photo.
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Old 4th May 2020, 13:12
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who the hell is Joe Wicks?.....

never heard of him before,. suddenly he's a "phenomenon" seemingly because he posted exercise vids on youtube,..

doesn't take much to be a 'sleb' these days it seems,
think it's a bit scary how superficial the media seems to have become these days.

even people who claim stuff like "I used to date someone who appeared once on love island" are regarding themselves as celebrities or media-important.

*facepalm*
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Old 8th May 2020, 08:32
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Is applauding the NHS on a Thursday evening at 8pm something that's mandatory? or is it only to keep in with your nosy judgemental neighbours?

I'm just wondering if it's exclusively for NHS workers only, or any frontline workers who have been travelling to and from work every day, mixing with work colleagues and perhaps also working for NHS projects?

I'm also wondering if NHS staff are expecting everyone in every street to clap for them, or if it's just an odd bonus, over and above their pay?

I'm also wondering whether anyone is recording all this clapping, and then replaying it to NHS staff so they can hear it properly or see it,
If the NHS staff don't get to see every person in every street clapping then I'm wondering who this is really intended for or who actually benefits from it?
People are clapping to an empty sky, to an imagined group of people (because they can't actually see them)
Maybe I'm being pedantic, but it all seems a little absurd and pointless,...
Is it a guilt thing? - people getting paid to sit at home all week doing nothing,..then furiously clapping some people miles away who can't hear it or see them
Maybe it's to relieve the guilt of knowing there are other people who aren't getting paid to sit at home all week doing nothing, but are actually turning up for work?
All the people I know working in NHS just now are saying it's actually very quiet just now,...

What's next though,.dutifully.clapping the government every week because of the fact they run the country you are living in?
Clapping the bin-men every week because they do a dirty job?

Before all this began, before the virus, if you had went out into your garden and started clapping in applause because you thought the Army were doing a good job,. If you'd done this every week,..you'd have ended up being carted off to a mental hospital for your trouble,...

What punishment do you think is due to a person who, (through no fault if their own) simply feels like it's a ridiculous thing to do every week, who feels deeply that clapping towards the sky is an entirely pointless activity, who feels that NHS workers are simply doing the job they've always done and are duly getting paid for it,...
Is it just me, or is there an odd psychological phenomenon going on called group hysteria, group subservience, group mentality, group allegiance ?

I've came across some dreadful nurses over the last few years, some absolute horrors,..do we really want to applaud them too? - what if Harold Shipman was still practicing, would we still want to be applauding him too?

Meh,...
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Old 8th May 2020, 09:18
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^Overall it’s maybe a good thing that the public are displaying their appreciation for the great work of NHS staff, but it’s difficult not to be a tad cynical too I suppose. However, good or bad, I think it can be a very isolating experience for socially anxious people, who find it an ordeal to engage with their neighbours this way, and then worry that their neighbours think badly of them if they don’t participate. Even if they do come out to clap, it’s difficult to enter into the spirit of a community activity like this in the uninhibited way most people do with each other. In essence, it can put SA sufferers on yet another guilt trip and lead to an even greater sense of frustration and loneliness. Alas, SA sufferers are often so misunderstood.
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Old 8th May 2020, 12:17
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What punishment do you think is due to a person who, (through no fault if their own) simply feels like it's a ridiculous thing to do every week, who feels deeply that clapping towards the sky is an entirely pointless activity, who feels that NHS workers are simply doing the job they've always done and are duly getting paid for it,...
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Old 8th May 2020, 12:42
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Old 8th May 2020, 16:40
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I keep forgetting to do it. My dad is in a Zoom thing at that time so he doesn't do it either. I'm grateful, I just don't think any NHS workers can actually see or hear if I'm clapping or not. It seems to be about performing gratitude in front of the neighbours. It's not like I live near a hospital.
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Old 8th May 2020, 22:32
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The clapping is a social thing, it has a purpose and message that says: We are all proud of the NHS.

You have to wonder if everyone in the country (over 20 million households) were to go out and clap, it becomes a way for the virus to continue spreading despite many people following the lockdown requirements. Tbh, I am just happy the deaths are (slowly) coming down at least, it is definitely taking longer than I anticipated so there could be a while left to go yet, but once we have a vaccine, lockdown can start to completely end. I think it's best people still follow the lockdown requirements though because we wouldn't want too many deaths - we now have more than Italy and second behind the US overall - many will be ww2 veterans.
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