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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    And wait until our national day to show off our bunads?!! My nephew has inherited the one I got when I was about twenty years old (and the tailor didn't make room for expansion in the midrif area :)) ). It fits him very well and he's already about six feet tall.
    Seriously I think live feed can be the solution if all else fails. They have already postponed it once and I don't think they can postpone again like a Bond movie. Now the confirmants are divided into several smaller groups and each family is only allowed to bring ...... fourteen kinfolk I think. I also tell myself the confirmation is two weeks into the future and the corona outbreak in their town is mostly in the Somali community.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    edited September 2020
    Soooo, CNN just played the tapes where Bob Woodward interviewed Trump on 7th February 2020:

    Trump told about a conversation with President Xi and Trump confirmed, that Coronavirus is 5 times more lethal then the flu which kills 35000 people every year.
    And that Xi „is on it“.

    So all the blaming of China and the WHO is nonsense - they had all the info on 7th Feb. latest!
    And I am pretty sure that the intelligence people knew it before.

    And on 19th March he told Woodward that he was always deliberately and continuously playing down the threat to „prevent a panic„
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    edited September 2020
    That's damming evidence, but will the average Fox News-watching Republican learn of this?
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    No :))
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    The Corona pandemic has already started influencing art :D


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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    And I can hear them coming: „Why does he speak out now and not back in February?“

    Which is just another lame attempt to change the narrative and throw smoke on the fact how terrible his administration handled all this
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Back to groups no larger than 6
    In England. I can't help but feel
    A second lock down may be
    Coming, perhaps not as severe
    As the first.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 855MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    That's damming evidence, but will the average Fox News-watching Republican learn of this?

    Yesterday, when this news crossed the threshold here in HEL, the YLE news reporter showed clips about Trump supporters going all "We don't believe this, and if it's true he did it in the best interest of the 'MURICA!"

    So this does not change anything; haters are going to hate, lovers are going to love and everybody else is going ...whiskey tango foxtrot....?
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    That entire „I‘ve done it to prevent a panic“ argument is just silly.

    Let‘s just have a look on most of the European Countries ( well not the UK):

    Leaders told us what was coming - how dangerous it was and what was necessary to fight it.
    And no panics occured - best example of leadership may be NZ though.

    Truth is, Trump downplayed this all to keep stockmarket bubbles up and running and make sure rhat he‘s getting reelected.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    0073 wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    That's damming evidence, but will the average Fox News-watching Republican learn of this?

    Yesterday, when this news crossed the threshold here in HEL, the YLE news reporter showed clips about Trump supporters going all "We don't believe this, and if it's true he did it in the best interest of the 'MURICA!"

    So this does not change anything; haters are going to hate, lovers are going to love and everybody else is going ...whiskey tango foxtrot....?

    That's sadly true. Trump can do almost anything and his supporters will still cheer for him. There are a few exceptions such as when he had a meeting with Putin and said he believed Putin and not his own inteligence services. On the flight back he tweeted about the "fake media" going crazy about what he said. When he came back he held a press conference where he lied and said he misspoke. But any competent White House staff (or competent president) would have dicovered this even before he entered Air Force One, but the tweet proves he knew what he had said, but he had to backtrack when he discoverd the reactions from the Republican party.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    To help with queueing outside shops
    Etc, during covid. I think the Gov could
    Sponsor line dance lessons. To encourage shoppers to exercise and
    Make queueing a little more fun. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    The Corona pandemic has already started influencing art :D


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    This picture made me think of Honey in the Dr No novel when she first met Bond. If covid had been around then, her mask would have covered her broken nose and this might have been the image that Bond saw!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    While I have been in Europe, lockdown has been re-introduced in Scotland in many areas including mine. Back to the old routine...
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    I‘ve learnt something new today:

    The USA are doing so much better then Europe when it comes to Covid :s
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    I'm sure your source is very realiable. :v

    Even though I use "fake news" I'm worried about Europe. The national health authorities now rate almost all of Europe "red" (and I don't mean ideologically), including many regions in the Nordic countries.
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 855MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    I‘ve learnt something new today:

    The USA are doing so much better then Europe when it comes to Covid :s

    "We have so much more corona than europe, it's huuuge!! Those poor little european countries, they really have no corona when compared to us. I will give you so much more corona, frankly you will be tired of all the corona I can give you!!!!"
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I'm sure your source is very realiable. :v

    very stable genius :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    It's the new James Bond film - as far fetched and far-reaching as its near Bond soundalike!

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    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    That would be funnier if I could make the picture bigger.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    Germans! :D
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,206Chief of Staff
    Barbel wrote:
    While I have been in Europe, lockdown has been re-introduced in Scotland in many areas including mine. Back to the old routine...

    Think yourself lucky…I’m in the epicentre here…154 cases per 100,000 - top of the table :o
    YNWA 96
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    Stay safe, Sir Miles.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    this entire „I didn‘t want to create a panic“ spin is just ridiculous.

    so, what are you gonna do if a Tornado is heading - are you downplaying it „not to create a panic“ and just leave people alone with their destiny?

    The panic thing will be controversal among the 190.000 families that have lost someone....

    and the silence from the Republicans is remarkable.
    I remember back in 2014, when there was an ebola outbreak in Africa*.
    the Congress was up to election, Obama was president and the Republicans ( many of them are still high animals today there) with the friendly help of their friends at Fox News were running up and down and screamed „death“ and „disaster“ because Obama and many Governors did not agree to lock up returning helpers and nurses who were coming from that region.
    It was THE topic for weeks and it looked like we were heading a huge disaster not only in the US.

    The day after the election, the topic was off!
    no mention anymore on Fox News, no outragement - nothing!

    and now in the face of 190.000 deaths in the own country, you hear nothing from them and Fox News!

    *9 US citizens got infected abroad and carried the virus home.
    2 people have been infected within the US
    2 died.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,206Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    Stay safe, Sir Miles.

    Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok :D
    YNWA 96
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    Stay safe, Sir Miles.

    Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok :D

    You could become a good citizen of one of the Nordic countries yet :D
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,206Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    Stay safe, Sir Miles.

    Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok :D

    You could become a good citizen of one of the Nordic countries yet :D

    I can but try :))

    The rate has risen to 180 per 100,000 now :o
    YNWA 96
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    There have been several reports on the increase of calls to the Samaritans
    https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/qjmed/hcaa202/5857612
    With increases in depression, alcoholism etc. The Pandemic may have a long lasting
    Mental effect on many. Luckily like Sir Miles, I'm happy in my own company.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    Yes, being happy in one's own company is an important skill.
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