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This is wrong Mar 23

Brian Joyce wrote:


Oh and Harvey Wienstien tested positive, so not all bad news.


That makes you happy? You don't wish anybody an illness or worse, even not a rat as Weinstien, then you are no better than him. Sorry, but in my book it is simply not done.

Stay healthy everybody.


Angie Garbarino
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I cannot believe... Mar 23

Brian Joyce wrote:
Oh and Harvey Wienstien tested positive, so not all bad news.

Bad terrible sentence. You do not realise what this plague is. No you surely dont.


Tom in London
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agree with Angie Mar 23

Angie Garbarino wrote:

Brian Joyce wrote:
Oh and Harvey Wienstien tested positive, so not all bad news.

Bad terrible sentence. You do not realise what this plague is. No you surely dont.


I agree but given the genesis (origin) of this thread, it will inevitably attract flippant remarks from superficial people. As I write I have a dear friend suffering with a high fever, muscular pains, and enormous fatigue, who says she is very frightened.

No doubt someone, seeing it's me making this post, will make a frivolous comment which I'm sure will be very amusing.

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@Tom Mar 23

Tom in London wrote:

As I write I have a dear friend suffering with a high fever, muscular pains, and enormous fatigue, who says she is very frightened.


I just learned that friend aged 61 with no other illness, was hospitalized last Friday and died last night, so nothing is amusing here. NO


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I'm so sorry to hear Mar 23

Angie Garbarino wrote:

Tom in London wrote:

As I write I have a dear friend suffering with a high fever, muscular pains, and enormous fatigue, who says she is very frightened.


I just learned that friend aged 61 with no other illness, was hospitalized last Friday and died last night, so nothing is amusing here. NO


My most sincere condolences!
A long and tight hug!


 

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To you and your dear friend: Mar 23

Tom in London wrote:

Angie Garbarino wrote:

Brian Joyce wrote:
Oh and Harvey Wienstien tested positive, so not all bad news.

Bad terrible sentence. You do not realise what this plague is. No you surely dont.


I agree but given the genesis (origin) of this thread, it will inevitably attract flippant remarks from superficial people. As I write I have a dear friend suffering with a high fever, muscular pains, and enormous fatigue, who says she is very frightened.

No doubt someone, seeing it's me making this post, will make a frivolous comment which I'm sure will be very amusing.

[Edited at 2020-03-23 15:43 GMT]


My best wishes for a fast and full recovery!


Angie Garbarino
 

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Sorry ... Mar 23

... to hear all this from both of you.

Just got an e-mail from the administrator saying the virus has been detected in someone in this block. The neighbour is in hospital and is fine. I don't know who it is. Only who it isn't.

Anyway, they've already splashed a load of extra disinfectant around the common passageways, but we have to ramp up on our own internal disinfection, handwashing, precautions etc. Buggeration.

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... to hear all this from both of you.

Just got an e-mail from the administrator saying the virus has been detected in someone in this block. The neighbour is in hospital and is fine. I don't know who it is. Only who it isn't.

Anyway, they've already splashed a load of extra disinfectant around the common passageways, but we have to ramp up on our own internal disinfection, handwashing, precautions etc. Buggeration.

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"If your going through hell, keep going" Winston Churchill Mar 23

People!!
We cannot all afford to fall into weeping and wailing over every piece of bad news in this crisis. If I'm going to survive this I'm gonna have to put my "man pants" on, because if the virus doesn't get me, the food shortages just might. Seeing humour in the blackness is a well known defense mechanism, and I need all the help I can get.
I don't expect many people to crying into their face masks at my funeral, but that's O.K. It is often said that
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People!!
We cannot all afford to fall into weeping and wailing over every piece of bad news in this crisis. If I'm going to survive this I'm gonna have to put my "man pants" on, because if the virus doesn't get me, the food shortages just might. Seeing humour in the blackness is a well known defense mechanism, and I need all the help I can get.
I don't expect many people to crying into their face masks at my funeral, but that's O.K. It is often said that good people don't win wars
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Man pants ... Mar 23

So you have woman pants on at the minute, then?

Or you simply aren't wearing pants?




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... and woman moans Mar 23

Don't even know why I bothered posting these replies, so I'm changing this.

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expressisverbis
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They acted fast and wisely Mar 23

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

... to hear all this from both of you.

Just got an e-mail from the administrator saying the virus has been detected in someone in this block. The neighbour is in hospital and is fine. I don't know who it is. Only who it isn't.

Anyway, they've already splashed a load of extra disinfectant around the common passageways, but we have to ramp up on our own internal disinfection, handwashing, precautions etc. Buggeration.

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If they have already sprayed disinfectant in the common areas of your block, they acted fast and wisely.
Please take care there!


 

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Closer Mar 23

It's getting closer and eerier all the time! I had to send a certified letter this morning (no, it wasn't a Get Well Soon card for old Harvey Babebanger), and went to Bilbao's Central Post Office, only 5 minutes from here. The queue, with 1.5 metres between each person, stretched right around the corner for about 20 metres.

Gotta go. 4K to take care of, plus the 8 pm balcony applause draws near ...


 

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Direct financial support for solo freelancers in Germany Mar 23

The German government has just published an outline description of the financial support it's proposing for solo freelancers and other self-employed, and micro-businesses, in Germany. The one-page file they've sent to the Federal Council (the upper house) for approval is available here (in German):

http://dipbt.bundestag.de/doc/btd/19/181/1918105.pdf

Basicall
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The German government has just published an outline description of the financial support it's proposing for solo freelancers and other self-employed, and micro-businesses, in Germany. The one-page file they've sent to the Federal Council (the upper house) for approval is available here (in German):

http://dipbt.bundestag.de/doc/btd/19/181/1918105.pdf

Basically, solo freelances will be entitled to up to €9000 over three months, paid as a taxable cash grant and designed to stave off bankruptcy.

Also, other Länder (the federal states) have published their own plans for financial assistance for solo freelances and other self-employed, consisting of a mix of cash grants (same scope as at federal level) and low-/zero interest loans.

Lucky them...
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New stricter measures for the UK Mar 23

We had an announcement from the PM this evening saying that people were allowed out only for essential shopping trips, one outing per day for exercise, etc. I was shocked to see video footage of crowded London Underground carriages this morning.

Not sure if we can walk the dogs more than once a day.

Have ordered some scissors to cut our hair, as the hairdresser will no doubt be closed.

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Say it ain't so, Bo Mar 23

News of the "essential shopping trips and one outing per day" restrictions must come as such a relief to the worried population of the UK. A population of, what, some 60 million? All safe. Just as long as nobody among the 60 million cheats on it.

Maybe somebody should ask Boris what, exactly, is "an outing"? How far does it go? How long does it last? How many people does it involve? What does "essential" mean? etc. etc. etc. What has to happen for the Cuddly Clown to get his arse i
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News of the "essential shopping trips and one outing per day" restrictions must come as such a relief to the worried population of the UK. A population of, what, some 60 million? All safe. Just as long as nobody among the 60 million cheats on it.

Maybe somebody should ask Boris what, exactly, is "an outing"? How far does it go? How long does it last? How many people does it involve? What does "essential" mean? etc. etc. etc. What has to happen for the Cuddly Clown to get his arse in gear?





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