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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,988Chief of Staff
    How did you get hold of that picture? I thought all copies had been burnt!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,988Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    :)) :)) :))

    I am worried about hurting your feelings :D

    Who are you, and what have you done with Higgins?
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,303MI6 Agent
    Is that you at the far left, Barbel, pouring yourself a large Scotch?
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,988Chief of Staff
    Damn, you spotted that...
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sexy Wimple too ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
    I would like to say that in spite of the damming photo I brought to light I still support Barbel as a Moderator and member of AJB :D
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Has he drunk that much scotch that he needs support ? ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,988Chief of Staff
    There are various kinds of drunk in this world-

    The sentimental drunk: embraces next person, tells them they love them.
    The argumentative drunk: disagrees with every slightest thing.
    The fighting drunk: needs no explanation.
    The lecturing drunk: one of my pals does this.
    The weeping drunk: recognizable by the green trainers.

    I, of course, am a singing drunk convinced that everyone within a quarter of a mile wants to hear me belting out Johnny Cash songs.

    .... but we seem to have wandered ever so slightly off-topic....
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    There are various kinds of drunk in this world-

    The sentimental drunk: embraces next person, tells them they love them.
    The argumentative drunk: disagrees with every slightest thing.
    The fighting drunk: needs no explanation.
    The lecturing drunk: one of my pals does this.
    The weeping drunk: recognizable by the green trainers.

    I, of course, am a singing drunk convinced that everyone within a quarter of a mile wants to hear me belting out Johnny Cash songs.

    .... but we seem to have wandered ever so slightly off-topic....

    Finns usually display all of these symptoms at one time or another during the night out... That's why we have developed a national pastime of drinking alone; Kalsarikännit.
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
    It's funny what words can tell you about a country. In Norway we get so much rain have a word for a beer drank outside: "utepils"
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    It's funny what words can tell you about a country. In Norway we get so much rain have a word for a beer drank outside: "utepils"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBc9LcdemwU

    Utepils sounds a lot like "pussikalja":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymZmjOEoBk
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
    0073 wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    It's funny what words can tell you about a country. In Norway we get so much rain have a word for a beer drank outside: "utepils"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBc9LcdemwU

    Utepils sounds a lot like "pussikalja":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymZmjOEoBk


    :)) :)) :)) :))
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    I have to include this explanation of the Kalsarikännit also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb4UNyvtDIU

    And after this back to topic.... 8-)
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
    Now I'm watching episodes of "In Finland we have a thing called ....." episodes :D
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    Germany mandates all (air) travelers to take a Covid test upon arrival when they come from declared risk countries. The tests are free of charge.

    Optional Covid tests showed positive rates of 2-3% on airport, so in our government‘s opinion this money is well spent!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,011MI6 Agent
    Are you saying that mandatory testing of people coming from risk countries is not the government's money well spent? I would think that testing those people is a great idea...and certainly would be common sense to do so ?:) Even if the positive results are low, people coming from risk countries would naturally be at a higher risk than those who haven't travelled, so positive ID'ing even just a few cases as they come back in before they can spread it around their community would definitely be worth it.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    Oh, I absolutely agree, that it‘s money well spent.

    On the other hand, there should be mandatory Covid tests for people who knowingly travel to risk countries and let them pay on their return.
    But there will be many people trying to go around this and that‘s why they have dropped the idea and I agree.

    I actually think that a 2-3% positivity rate for optional tests is quite high and it may be even higher now after they‘ve made it mandatory.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    In Finland the Rt has gone up from the pre-July number of <1 to 1,7. Also there is no mandatory testing/isolation of people returning from abroad.
    Things are going to hell in a handcart at an increasing pace.
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,565MI6 Agent
    edited August 2020
    As someone said to me we can never control this, as I responded to them it is totally within the human race ability to take control of COVID if we all start using common sense, stop bleeting about how hard done by we are, appreciate what we do have and work together globally to stamp it out.

    Or we can carry on as we are today and be still dealing with this for years to come.

    It’s our choice as the only partially intelligent race on the planet - though some are drastically challenging that these days!

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8624033/Wisconsin-government-agency-orders-employees-wear-masks-Zoom-calls-HOME.html

    "Wisconsin government agency orders employees wear masks on Zoom calls at HOME " :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,605MI6 Agent
    Speaking of masks: today Norwegian authorities encouraged people for the first time to use masks in some situations such as in crowded buses.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Like many I've been wearing a mask for days now. I do find it funny though
    as some people, still keep them on when driving alone in their car :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,565MI6 Agent
    Like many I've been wearing a mask for days now. I do find it funny though
    as some people, still keep them on when driving alone in their car :D

    I don’t mind that you can never be to careful :)
    It’s those who wear them inside I really worry about - that’s when you realise the human race has problems!

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    I‘ve had friends in my car today and of course, we all wore masks.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,988Chief of Staff
    :)) :)) :))
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,404Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    I‘ve had friends in my car today and of course, we all wore masks.

    In England (different rules for other parts of the UK, but it’s probably the same) we are not supposed to share a car ride with anyone outside our ‘bubble’...in that instance a mask is a complete waste of time...
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    edited August 2020
    That‘s not the case here.

    I wonder, if driving lessons are still happening in the Uk though.
    Here pupil and instructor must wear masks.

    Besides this, let‘s take us back to February and March.
    The assumption was that the virus is transmitted only by people with symptoms (wrong) and by coughing, sneezing and unhygenic behavior ( such as lack of hand washing etc).

    We know little more but do we know all?

    So, I really can‘t blame people wearing masks as often as they can - instead of some folks not wearing them when it‘s absolutely essential.

    It‘s better to be safe than sorry.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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