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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,658MI6 Agent
    Well, no one likes to be sworn at, but I get Tom's point. Isn't he e an executive producer on the production? I think that entitle him to consider funding, costs and schedules and safety. Personally, yes, I too wonder what drives someone to make an issue of the disagreement by stealthily recording it and selling the evidence on. A bit petty under the circumstances.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    As much as I'd love to slam Cruise ( and this comes from someone who really hates this a-hole!) I have to agree!

    Pretty sure, it's been said before that everybody is supposed to keep a safe distance and after 10 months of COVID, this should be in the heads of even the dumbest (I am talking Asp9mm level of dumbness here).

    Violating those rules (that have been set up by the governments of the location for sure) can lead to an immediate widthdrawal of permits and put a hundreds of million $ budget in jeopardy - like he said hundreds of jobs - not speaking about the potential infections of others and putting their health/life on the line.

    Pretty sure that this has been communicated several times previously so those idiots who are still not taking it seriously deserve all the shouting that they've gotten.

    I am reading that Cruise paid 600.000 out of his own pocket for a ship so that staff could quarantene prior to shooting in Italy. Well done!

    I am just coming back from the grocery store and had 3 cases, where elderly ladies (all of them in their late 70s) walked straight in front of my nose despite my attempt to avoid close contacts.
    I felt like yelling at them as well X-(
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 2021
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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: 16,477MI6 Agent
    Scientology has nothing to do with religion.....

    Wishing President Macron a speedy recovery {[]
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 2021
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,687MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:

    I am just coming back from the grocery store and had 3 cases, where elderly ladies (all of them in their late 70s) walked straight in front of my nose despite my attempt to avoid close contacts.
    I felt like yelling at them as well X-(


    Its amazing some of the disregard people have at the grocery store. I'm a grocery worker myself and some people think its ok to dip their mask to use Face ID on their phone or have the mask over their mouth but under their nose. I'm currently waiting my Covid result because an employee decided to get a Covid test on their day off then come into work. Said person received their positive result while at work then refused to leave. Person did eventually leave. When I realized who it was, I also realized I had somewhat close contact. It was less than 6 feet and no more than 5 minutes. I believe the person kept their mask on. I'm on day 5 1/2 of having contact but don't have symptoms. Its been 48 hours since my test and so far no results. Hopefully they come very soon. This anxiety sucks.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    another pet peeve of mine are the smartarse egoists that are wearing masks with exhale valves X-(

    When I see all those idiots in grocery stores, I strongly support that retail workers are among the first people that are getting the vaccine.

    Fingers crossed, Martini for a negative test and positive outcome {[]
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • AugustWalkerAugustWalker Posts: 789MI6 Agent
    Also got one for the books, this is a TRUE story:

    A girl I went to school with now is in her second quarantine bc she just cannot stay at home and has to do day trips and meet-ups almost every day of the week. Works in a kindergarten tho...

    Now, she was in quarantine since last Thursday...on the following Monday she decided she‘d need a break from quarantine and went for a quick bicycle ride...despite the quarantine NOT being over by then.


    Stupidity always was a thing (with her), but this is on a whole new level... :s
    The name is Walker by the way.

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    Check it out, you won’t be disappointed :)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,950MI6 Agent
    Daily Mail: Tom Cruise 'has another rant on the Mission: Impossible set with five crew members QUITTING'.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9061623/Tom-Cruise-rant-Mission-Impossible-set-five-crew-members-QUITTING.html

    Use the search words: "Santa went off on his crew fir breaking Covid-19 restrictions" :))
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,687MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    another pet peeve of mine are the smartarse egoists that are wearing masks with exhale valves X-(

    When I see all those idiots in grocery stores, I strongly support that retail workers are among the first people that are getting the vaccine.

    Fingers crossed, Martini for a negative test and positive outcome {[]

    Thank you Higgins! Did receive my result back and it is negative. My anxiety won't keep me awake now.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,253Chief of Staff
    Good to hear that, Mr Martini.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,442MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    Good news, Mr Martini.

    On Mr Cruise yelling. If the aim is to have maximum impact in getting people to comply with basic Covid safety measures, I guess the question is: what's the most effective way of getting that done? I'm all in favour of authoritarian laws and regulations in these circumstances, and targeted enforcement and sanctions for non-compliance, insofar as there are resources and personnel to administer them. All employers should have in place a Covid Code of Conduct for their businesses and be ready to apply disciplinary measures when employees are in breach of it: swiftly, dispassionately and with a proactive responsibility for lots of preventative messaging. Because yes: even now, too many people are too slow to 'get it'. But Mr Cruise yelling at people is exactly the sort of incident which, having been picked up in the media, plays into and amplifies the 'culture wars' taking place between safety-minded commentators and militantly ultra-libertarian mask-refusers including all the idiots on the alt. right (who are usually front of the queue when it comes to shouting). When raging 'culture wars' kick off we each need to know what side we're on and then decide whether it's a most effective use of time and energy to literally shout about it.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,950MI6 Agent
    I'm glad you had good news, Mr. Martini :)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 2021
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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: 18,950MI6 Agent
    I'd lose my voice. To this day I've seen about a dozen people wearing masks because of Covid-19. I support wearing a mask for most, but this is a place with lots of space and low infection levels. If my vocal cords weren't in dangers I assure you I would be up for it! :D
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    MP Thomas Seitz, from the right wing populist AfD who found it right to mock about maskwearing in the german Bundestag

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    has been admitted to the hospital with severe Covid symthoms

    Here is the scene, where he was called out by deputy parliament president Claudia Roth and later he complained about the „governmental ordered muzzle“

    I am sure that the hospital workers are delighted about the extra workload....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m7dHBxDnnc
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,687MI6 Agent
    Shady Tree wrote:
    Good news, Mr Martini.

    On Mr Cruise yelling. If the aim is to have maximum impact in getting people to comply with basic Covid safety measures, I guess the question is: what's the most effective way of getting that done? I'm all in favour of authoritarian laws and regulations in these circumstances, and targeted enforcement and sanctions for non-compliance, insofar as there are resources and personnel to administer them. All employers should have in place a Covid Code of Conduct for their businesses and be ready to apply disciplinary measures when employees are in breach of it: swiftly, dispassionately and with a proactive responsibility for lots of preventative messaging. Because yes: even now, too many people are too slow to 'get it'. But Mr Cruise yelling at people is exactly the sort of incident which, having been picked up in the media, plays into and amplifies the 'culture wars' taking place between safety-minded commentators and militantly ultra-libertarian mask-refusers including all the idiots on the alt. right (who are usually front of the queue when it comes to shouting). When raging 'culture wars' kick off we each need to know what side we're on and then decide whether it's a most effective use of time and energy to literally shout about it.


    Thank you all!

    I have to agree with Shady Tree. I have no idea what will happen with the employee who came in with symptoms. Can he be 100% blamed? He should've known better, but some places might not be checking employees as they come into work for their shift. I'd personally love to see disciplinary action taken on the employee involved with my work place. So far though, it looks like nothing has spread to anyone. He also keeps his mask on. If it turned out one or several employees or their families came down with Covid and someone ended up dying, then yes, the employee needs to be disciplined. And that goes true for every place. If you're suspected of being sick, first you get your temp taken. If you have a fever you're required to get Covid test. Once you get a negative result, you'll be allowed back, only if no other employee has come down with Covid. If another employee has Covid and it's contact traced back to you.......fired. It's wrong for someone who has Covid or symptoms of Covid to take other peoples lives in their hands.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,514MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    another pet peeve of mine are the smartarse egoists that are wearing masks with exhale valves X-(

    When I see all those idiots in grocery stores, I strongly support that retail workers are among the first people that are getting the vaccine.

    Fingers crossed, Martini for a negative test and positive outcome {[]

    Like Tom Cruise? :D

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9067331/Tom-Cruise-wears-14-99-face-mask-NOT-recommended-CDC.html
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 2021
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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: 16,477MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    According to Boris Johnson, the new Covid mutation that started in the South of London is to 70% higher infecting compared to the known stems.

    That could, also explain the steady rise of numbers during our „soft closedown“ in Germany which is in effect since end of October.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,950MI6 Agent
    He said the new virus is perhaps as much as 70% more infectious, but it sounds scary.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 2021
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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: 18,950MI6 Agent
    Covid-19.5 or Covid-19a2? Possibly Covid-19 II?
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,687MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    According to Boris Johnson, the new Covid mutation that started in the South of London is to 70% higher infecting compared to the known stems.

    That could, also explain the steady rise of numbers during our „soft closedown“ in Germany which is in effect since end of October.

    Is it known if you'll be immune if you had Covid-19? If you get the C-19 vaccine, could you have partial immunity? I'm guessing its to early to tell?
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    Yes, too early to tell.

    But the outlook on that it may be so much more infectious and probably will mutate even more aggressively is not comforting.

    Netherlands have already stopped all flights coming from the UK - not sure if that works as that mutation apparently has been already found in Germany and if may be related to the Danish mink virus stem.

    Everybody stay safe and careful!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,258MI6 Agent
    As of yesterday there are only 87 active covid cases in Cebu City, but a spike is expected with the mass attendances at religious sites in the lead up to Christmas. These should have been stopped in my opinion. All the good work and sacrifices everyone has made up to now could all be ruined :#
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,950MI6 Agent
    The pandemic was already hitting the UK hard, now several countries are closing their borders to Britain because of the new strain of Covid-19 and it looks like there will be a no-deal Brexit after the new year. It looks like the start of 2021 will be very rough for the UK :(
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,444Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    According to Boris Johnson, the new Covid mutation that started in the South of London is to 70% higher infecting compared to the known stems.

    This new strain is likely to cause less serious symptoms...but I still wouldn’t want to catch it.
    YNWA 97
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,444Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    The pandemic was already hitting the UK hard, now several countries are closing their borders to Britain because of the new strain of Covid-19 and it looks like there will be a no-deal Brexit after the new year. It looks like the start of 2021 will be very rough for the UK :(

    The pandemic is hitting a lot of countries hard, not just the UK...

    As for a hard-Brexit…? Did anyone expect something different?
    The world economy is going down he pan - people/countries will trade where they can, when they can.
    YNWA 97
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