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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from twocents in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    That is a very interesting graph.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to onlyme in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    The longer this goes on the less I believe any of the narrative that goes along with it - the testing, the response, the actions of governments,  their initial inaction, the WHO,  the cockroaches that have come out of the woodwork to gain from it - Deloittes FFS, the pharmas, Serco, dodgy PPE deals, "accidental" large scale infections of nursing homes, here, New York in particular, the failed therapeutics tests, local councils, cycle lanes, WEFuckers and their shitty reset,  the post US election vaccine annoucenent rush, Fauci , NIH, gain of function research, Wuhan, the lying Chinese.
    The whole damn edifice.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    That is a very interesting graph.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from geordie_lurch in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    That is a very interesting graph.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Rare Bear in The Core Protocols   
    I imagine it was the collective arse covering and refusal to take responsibility by Home Office Civil Servants that drives  Priti Patel to those paroxysms of swearing and shouting that has been filling the news.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from janch in The Core Protocols   
    I imagine it was the collective arse covering and refusal to take responsibility by Home Office Civil Servants that drives  Priti Patel to those paroxysms of swearing and shouting that has been filling the news.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Kilham in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    I have argued since the beginning that the only way to measure the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is to look at it in comparison to all other disease and morbidity trends. Of course, that is not necessarily simple as the measures taken against the virus has its own feedback loop into those figures. For example, if the NHS cancels minor surgery then that would probably save the lives of a certain number of people who die from post operative complications. By the same token other people with progressive conditions such a cancer may be dying because they are not being diagnosed or treated. In addition lockdowns and wider flu vaccination may be impeding the spread of other infectious viruses that kill a certain number of people each year. In the first wave of this pandemic upto June the COVID death statistics were roughly matched by a rise of excess mortality in the general death statistics published by the ONS. That relationship has got out of kilter in the Autumn. The total monthly deaths from all causes in the U.K. in October 2020 were about half those in April 2020 when the initial Coronavirus outbreak was at its peak.  Normally the two would be very similar.  This suggests something has fundamentally changed in the way the virus operates but no one seems to want to investigate what  has caused that shift. I very much doubt the NHS has got 80% better at saving people who are seriously ill with COVID-19 so what else has happened 
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from satch in Priti Patel Causes Staff to Tremble   
    Surprised there is no thread on this topic
     
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/home-secretary-priti-patel-causes-people-to-tremble-in-meetings-inquiry-found/ar-BB1bdtjw
     
    In the latest round of faux outrage the Home Secretary is accused of verbally beating up poor helpless senior civil servants trying to rub along on the meagre salary of a Principal Under Secretary and a generous final salary pension. 
     
    I am not a huge fan of Priti Patel but I find it difficult to have much sympathy for civil servants at the Home Office which has long been one of the most dysfunctional departments in Government.
    Needless to say it has induced the latest round of hypocrisy on the  Labour benches who are happy to call for Patels dismissal but have collective amnesia about their last period in charge when then Prime Minister Gordon Brown was accused of a lot worse. Surprisingly today’s Guardian seems to have forgotten their own Andrew Rawnsley’s investigation into that matter
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/feb/21/gordon-brown-fresh-bullying-allegations
     
    Of course, if you dig a little deeper it seems that some of the Mandarin’s at the Home Office have been a little less than supportive of their minister. Personally, I think any sane individual would soon be reduced to incoherent rage if they had to deal on a daily basis with the mendacious, sloppy shouldered bastards who fill so many top public sector roles in the U.K. 
    https://www.thearticle.com/is-the-case-of-priti-patel-about-bullying-prejudice-or-the-culture-of-whitehall
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Funn3r in The Core Protocols   
    It is total wank.
    Militaries around the world have been searching for the best ways to motivate small groups of individuals for centuries in the most effective way and few have succeeded. Put a small self managing group of individuals into a battlefield where shooting their weapons will attract lethal fire from an enemy and unsurprisingly quite a few of them will decide it is a good idea not to engage with the opposition.
    It is also contradictory it sets out it wants rational, results based behaviour then lists a load of unmeasurable criteria for organising work based around emotional perceptions.
    In fact the whole concept it is a charade. The form of the Protocols are dictated from the top of the corporate hierarchy which simply does not make decisions in the way the document sets out.
     
     
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Boglet in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Jesus this is tedious now
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Byron in Priti Patel Causes Staff to Tremble   
    It rather depends on what happened and who was involved. Treating low paid junior staff like shit is definitely not OK but in my experience of working for the Civil Service many years go that was not uncommon. The perpetrators though were rarely politicians.  High level senior staff getting verbally bollocked for failing to deliver or covering up such failures is another matter. Their pay and rank means they need to assume at least some responsibility when things go wrong. Unfortunately the management culture at the top of the modern civil service like so much of the public sector is pretty much geared at shifting blame down on the grunts who do the day to day work in running the departments or up onto the politicians who occupy the ministerial roles. Dominic Cummings may have been wrong about many things but when he said the senior civil service was not fit for purpose he spoke nothing but the truth.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from steppensheep in The Core Protocols   
    In my experience scrums are great place for kicking the shins of the opponents front row, sly punching on the blindside, making sure the ball is never put in straight and if things are going against you it can always be collapsed.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from spygirl in Priti Patel Causes Staff to Tremble   
    It rather depends on what happened and who was involved. Treating low paid junior staff like shit is definitely not OK but in my experience of working for the Civil Service many years go that was not uncommon. The perpetrators though were rarely politicians.  High level senior staff getting verbally bollocked for failing to deliver or covering up such failures is another matter. Their pay and rank means they need to assume at least some responsibility when things go wrong. Unfortunately the management culture at the top of the modern civil service like so much of the public sector is pretty much geared at shifting blame down on the grunts who do the day to day work in running the departments or up onto the politicians who occupy the ministerial roles. Dominic Cummings may have been wrong about many things but when he said the senior civil service was not fit for purpose he spoke nothing but the truth.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Libspero in The Core Protocols   
    I imagine it was the collective arse covering and refusal to take responsibility by Home Office Civil Servants that drives  Priti Patel to those paroxysms of swearing and shouting that has been filling the news.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from steppensheep in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    If Trump is going  to quit politics after he gets turfed out of the Whitehouse then it is pointless. If he is planning to stay in the game then sowing doubts about the legitimacy of the result is a different matter. This is particularly the case if Biden’s obvious enthusiasm for lockdowns or a downturn in the economy starts to piss off the US population. At core the Democrats are no more united than the U.K. Labour Party. As US election campaigns go on forever you can be sure the gun for the next one will be fired unofficially in January 2021.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Panther in The Core Protocols   
    12. The analytical/dialectical struggle must continue
    13. Enemies of the process must be denounced and liquidated
    14. You must think only of increased patriotic tractor production
  17. Cheers
    Virgil Caine got a reaction from JoeDavola in The Core Protocols   
    Agree with almost all of that article.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from MrLibertyRedux in The Core Protocols   
    It is total wank.
    Militaries around the world have been searching for the best ways to motivate small groups of individuals for centuries in the most effective way and few have succeeded. Put a small self managing group of individuals into a battlefield where shooting their weapons will attract lethal fire from an enemy and unsurprisingly quite a few of them will decide it is a good idea not to engage with the opposition.
    It is also contradictory it sets out it wants rational, results based behaviour then lists a load of unmeasurable criteria for organising work based around emotional perceptions.
    In fact the whole concept it is a charade. The form of the Protocols are dictated from the top of the corporate hierarchy which simply does not make decisions in the way the document sets out.
     
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Carl Fimble in The Core Protocols   
    Tell him they are a discredited forgery.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    If Trump is going  to quit politics after he gets turfed out of the Whitehouse then it is pointless. If he is planning to stay in the game then sowing doubts about the legitimacy of the result is a different matter. This is particularly the case if Biden’s obvious enthusiasm for lockdowns or a downturn in the economy starts to piss off the US population. At core the Democrats are no more united than the U.K. Labour Party. As US election campaigns go on forever you can be sure the gun for the next one will be fired unofficially in January 2021.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from M S E Refugee in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    If Trump is going  to quit politics after he gets turfed out of the Whitehouse then it is pointless. If he is planning to stay in the game then sowing doubts about the legitimacy of the result is a different matter. This is particularly the case if Biden’s obvious enthusiasm for lockdowns or a downturn in the economy starts to piss off the US population. At core the Democrats are no more united than the U.K. Labour Party. As US election campaigns go on forever you can be sure the gun for the next one will be fired unofficially in January 2021.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Byron in The Core Protocols   
    I imagine it was the collective arse covering and refusal to take responsibility by Home Office Civil Servants that drives  Priti Patel to those paroxysms of swearing and shouting that has been filling the news.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Bornagain in The Core Protocols   
    I imagine it was the collective arse covering and refusal to take responsibility by Home Office Civil Servants that drives  Priti Patel to those paroxysms of swearing and shouting that has been filling the news.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Bornagain in The Core Protocols   
    Diversity of thought really matters when you are trying to identify the best way to solve a tricky problem, I found that it really helps to get different perspectives as otherwise it is so easy to get drawn into groupthink where you cannot see the wood for the trees and a gang of similar people wander down a blind alley because it makes sense to their way of thinking.
    However, in this context diversity of thought means people with a different way of looking at things,  it is all about the way they think and their different individual experiences and skill.    In this context diversity is a real strength that brings real benefits.
    Unfortunately in my experience in the corporate world, diversity means having a team with  9 genders in all the colours of the rainbow. This is bullshit and helps nobody - other than the wankers who are employed soley because of the diversity that they offer....
  25. Lol
    Virgil Caine got a reaction from eight in The Core Protocols   
    Tell him they are a discredited forgery.
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