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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    Barbel will be
    The first in Scotland to get it :p

    :)) :)) :))
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,502Chief of Staff
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    I too worry that some restrictions and measures could become permanent or at least easier for governments to use in a different context in the future. Not in the sense that FEMA will herd up all the Christians and put them in consentration camps like some seem to belive, but the more subtle and basically well meaning measures. I'm thinking of things like using mobile phone signals to track movement patterns of groups in urban areas or the government being allowed to order people to stay in their homes. One sees the benefits of these measures during a pandemic, but what if the same measures were used in a situation like the on-going demonstrations in Belarus?
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    So from next monday, we will have a partial stop of all activities for 4 weeks.

    While we are in a relatively good position compared to most of our neighbours, our numbers have doubled every 7-10 days and the leaders fear that the hospitals may get overwhelmed in some weeks.

    ...

    Our stop means, that Schools and offices remain open but homeoffice must be done whenever possible. Retail remains open, all restaurants, pubs and bars are closed.
    No tourist activities are allowed, gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed with a maximum of 2 households.
    In 2 weeks the situation will be reassessed.

    Our (imo too lax) measures have been able to stop the explosion of numbers, but the cases and deaths have not dropped at all.

    Problem was and still is that the states who are in charge of executing stronger measures are having a softer hand and regularly override or block the central government plans.

    We had 560 deaths yesterday, we have 1/4 of the US population so that would equal 2240 deaths/ day which is the present number roughly.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    I'll take the risk of going too political and ask the question if federal states i have a disadvantage during the pandemic given the federal government is taking the situation seriously?
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    We had 560 deaths yesterday, we have 1/4 of the US population so that would equal 2240 deaths/ day which is the present number roughly.

    Apologies in advance, Higgins, as the stats are now a blur to me. So you are saying that on the basis of per capita, Germany and the USA are at par with COVID deaths?
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    superado wrote:
    Higgins wrote:
    We had 560 deaths yesterday, we have 1/4 of the US population so that would equal 2240 deaths/ day which is the present number roughly.

    Apologies in advance, Higgins, as the stats are now a blur to me. So you are saying that on the basis of per capita, Germany and the USA are at par with COVID deaths?

    If we are looking on the daily deaths for the last week - yes.

    But in the last 10 months, the USA have suffered much more than we did - however, Belgium, Spain and Italy had horrible numbers too.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    Today I discovered my closest neighbour has Covid-19. I'm told it's nothing really serious in her case, it feels like a bad flu. We've known eachother since we were toddlers and we live about 100 feet apart. Because of her this place now has a ten percent infection rate, so maybe I'm in a red zone now? :v
    She's a nurse and she's been more careful than the rest here, but she visit a lot of schools in her work so staying safe is difficult.

    I can't be the only one in the forum who knows someone who's been infected, so please share if you feel like it.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    A friend of mine had Covid - and it was much worse than the flu he told me.
    Fortunately he recovered after some horrible days

    And you may remember the story from summer, when a friend from the US had symptoms and I locked her up in her apartment and arranged a Covid test for her because her parents could not be contacted.

    Back then she tested negative.
    Now she‘s back to the US and a friend of her had Covid - she has been tested and antibodies have been found - so between summer and now she must have unknowingly had it
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,312Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    I can't be the only one in the forum who knows someone who's been infected, so please share if you feel like it.

    Unfortunately I know quite a few that have contracted coronavirus - both family and work colleagues...but, even worse, I know of one that has died because of it.
    YNWA 97
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    I'm so sorry to hear this :#
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,509MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    I can't be the only one in the forum who knows someone who's been infected, so please share if you feel like it.

    Unfortunately I know quite a few that have contracted coronavirus - both family and work colleagues...but, even worse, I know of one that has died because of it.

    I too know of a person who died of it. They were elderly and had recurrent problems with pneumonia. My elderly Aunt also got it when she was in hospital for other things and fortunately pulled through but she was very poorly.

    The most shocking case for me was a friend of my daughter, who was at Uni and had it(the friend not my daughter), the friends father died and was in his early 50's with no undying conditions. Shocked them to the core as to how real this is. I've also got a friend who's daughter is a paramedic and through lockdown 1, was giving people the choice of dying at home or in hospital with no one.

    My father had a phone call today saying he could have his Covid vaccination this week. I am delighted
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,193MI6 Agent
    I was told that somebody from my late mother's old care home died of Covid-19. She was 79 and had motor neurone, she'd lived with it for many years but this was the last straw, not least because it stopped friends from coming in and checking up on her, and that in itself can be fatal. By chance I'd popped in a few weeks earlier to drop off a birthday card and arrived at the same time as one of her friends, this allowed me to pop in for a chat with her.

    Wouldn't fancy my chances of visiting otherwise, because I put that care home in the local and national press.

    Napoleon Plural uses FRWL-style spy camera to catch care home neglect of his Mum!

    The story is one of the Parkinson's sufferer, and my real name is 'Clive' - Napoleon Plural is not actually my real name :D . Some other links show more disturbing footage and actually I don't advise you watch it, even I haven't in full, just enough to get the gist.

    BTW nobody from the CQC or Social Services ever contacted us about the incident, they are shameless, and having dealt with both the corrupt CQC and corrupt Surrey County Council's Social Services, I can inform you that the death toll in our care homes this year is of absolutely no surprise to me.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    He should have used his inside voice and refrained from using any bad words. :)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    Speaking of Mr. Cruise: - It looks like Bergen, Norway, will be a location in Mission Impossible 8. A pretty big location too, I think :D
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent
    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a34987258/tom-cruise-screams-mission-impossible-7-covid-19/

    Tom Cruise Was Recorded SCREAMING at 'Mission: Impossible 7' Crew for Breaking Covid-19 Rules

    The scary pent-up anger of a scary scientologist. Although wearing a mask Mr Cruise would do well to reflect on how shouting itself increases aerosol transmission of particles.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    It‘s a sad state of things when anyone has the power to lecture us about wearing mask.

    One would think that common sense and being mindful and considerate about others should be more than enough.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    Like I (jokingly) said earlier, Cruise should have behaved better. But I see his point. MI7 is the first major action movie made during the corona pandemic. I know Cruise had to contract the Minister of Culture to get special exeptions from the corona rules to film in Norway, and only got aproval if the production made a great effort and spent many millions to film as safely as possible. If there is a corona out break in or because of MI7 the production risked having to close down. Also other productions can be pulled the plug on as a result, with negative results financially and for people's jobs. And yes, he's a crazy Scientologist :D
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,095MI6 Agent
    On the other hand there is not a single case of people getting infected in the cinema world wide.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,193MI6 Agent
    My symps are with Mister Cruise.

    Yes, I can read any feature on Scientology and come away fuming with the awfulness of this so-called Church.

    But then we come up against a problem - as awful as they are, the 'Church' isn't nearly as bad as - wait for it - the British State.

    It's not Scientology that endorsed contaminated blood and then covered it up for - what? - decades while besmirching those who had the misfortune to be injected with it.
    It's not Scientology that oversaw the Gosport killings - Gosport War Memorial Hospital - where the elderly were basically murdered by the local NHS CCG to cut costs.
    It's not Scientology that oversaw the deaths of babies at the NHS Shrewsbury and Telford CCG, again with victim-blaming the State norm along with cover up and so on.
    It's not Scientology that oversaw the murders of the elderly in care homes placed on secret end-of-life care carried out in cooperative care homes and done via dehydration without the family's knowledge, to save money on pensions and prescriptions.
    It's the State - the British State.

    As for Tom, okay, but he's under pressure on a big movie only going ahead because his name's on the ticket, and all it takes is some silly jobsworth deciding they're breaking the rules and that's it - the film is canned, nothing in movie theatres, the whole cinema industry down the pan. Cos two bozos decide they want to go up close and Agnetha and, um, the other one, in Abba on a a video.

    Here endeth the lesson.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    It's not that Mr Cruise was wrong to make a issue of it. It's just that the way he responded, by screaming, was inappropriate and probably indicates something about his mental state.

    I've sometimes felt angry with other people not following current Covid rules and guidelines but when, in my occupational context, I've had occasion to challenge people on that I like to think my manner has been as reasonable as it is assertive. Not that, in my case, I feel that the fortunes of an entire industry may turn on the particular exchanges in question. Individual lives and livelihoods, perhaps.

    Re: #1,137. To quote Bond in QOS: "May I offer an opinion?" No, obviously: it's not Scientology that has done any number of awful things that nation states may have done - but to say only that would be to make no comment at all about what Scientology itself has done or is doing. I've read the same feature articles on Scientology which make you fume, and I know a little more from personal anecdote. Nuff said. No further comment on this from me.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Ens007Ens007 EnglandPosts: 863MI6 Agent
    By the looks of it I will be in a minority by saying this, however I actually have quite a bit of sympathy for him. The people in question on set seem to have been pulled up for it before & I can well imagine that there is plenty of pressure on him regarding workplace safety / insurance issues galore etc etc. Did he perhaps go over the top a bit with the swearing? Maybe ... however there is surely a responsibility on both sides of to respect the 'rules' in place, especially as filming has already been hit by a Covid outbreak on set. It would be useful to know the full context of the story too.

    By all accounts he has forked out a decent sum of money to provide a ship for the entire cast & crew to isolate on in order to keep things moving and he's very passionate about workplace safety in his movies. Having myself witnessed the police frog-marching customers out of a supermarket for not wearing a mask, I think a few expletives at staff not abiding by the rules (that have been advised by so-called experts) is something of nothing tbh.

    I actually applaud him for clearly mentioning the effect that they are being trusted to make this movie & that a shutdown (or even a postponement) on filming would have far-reaching consequences on livelihoods throughout the entire industry chain.

    The fact that someone saw fit to sell this recording to the verminous sewer trash that is the S*n newspaper is another story altogether & it could be an interesting day on set to say the least :))

    Anyway just my 2 pence worth!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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