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  1. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from choochoo in The NHS   
    I've come to the conclusion that it's deliberate policy for three reasons:
    1 )  If they make you wait 2 years but you have enough money,  you might just go private instead. Ker-ching..  NHS manager saved them £15k.
    2 ) If they make you wait two years,  it might get better on its own.
    3 ) If they make you wait two years,  you might just die in the interim.
     
    What's the upside for NHS management if they treat you immediately?
    It's not like the consultants are that busy..  just see how quickly they can fit you in if you go private..
  2. Agree
    Libspero reacted to Austin Allegro in Second Lockdown?   
    In 2020 we have seen things like police invading churches to interrupt services, people arrested for walking on moors, and people roughed up and arrested for exercising their democratic right to protest. I really don't see why any of us should have any respect left for the police.  I realise this is largely due to the zealousness of senior officers (probably indoctrinated by Common Purpose) but even so, I think a lot of ordinary coppers could have turned a blind eye to much of this  nonsense.
     
  3. Agree
    Libspero reacted to One percent in Second Lockdown?   
    Apparently Whitby was rammed yesterday. All buying takeaway from the magpie. Lots of bikers in. 
     
    meanwhile, plod kind of guessed it and had set up station on the straight road above bluebank to catch speeding motorists.  And they wonder why no one has any more fucks to give.  
  4. Lol
    Libspero reacted to JoeDavola in The NHS   
  5. Lol
    Libspero got a reaction from SpectrumFX in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    Think this falls under
    “you had one job”..

  6. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from Alonso Quijano in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media.
  7. Cheers
    Libspero got a reaction from JFK in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media.
  8. Lol
    Libspero got a reaction from JFK in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    About once a month.
    I don’t wear a mask but I do still wear full terrorist shemagh.    Much to the surprise of the police officer who nearly jumped out of her skin when she turned around in front of me at the petrol station the other day.
    After regaining her composure no comment was made..
  9. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from JFK in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    Duplicated from the face mask thread for general interest:
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media
  10. Cheers
    Libspero reacted to PaulParanoia in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817#f1-M206817
    "Although the difference observed was not statistically significant, the 95% CIs are compatible with a 46% reduction to a 23% increase in infection."
    While I personally believe masks make no difference, only 95 people in the study caught Covid.  This is statistically irrelevant, hence the high CI and the wide range of possible outcomes.  If anything, the study leans towards masks providing a minimal amount of protection.
  11. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from MrPin in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media.
  12. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from eight in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    I’d be interested if you have a link to the full study?
    As far as I can tell it seems to suggest that in the real world..   where infection is spread to about 2% of people,  you have a 1.8% chance of catching it if you wear a mask and 2.1% chance if you don’t.
    To me that suggests that at best the effectiveness is marginal.   It certainly doesn’t support the narrative that “mask wearers are protected,  non-mask wearers are spreading disease”.   Both have almost the same chance of contracting it as demonstrated in a pretty large sample (where new masks were issued every 8 hours..  which I can guarantee doesn’t actually happen with most mask wearers).
  13. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from spygirl in Covid vaccine - did you know   
    I’m not sure that’s fair.
    None of them have shown any significant side effects after fairly extensive clinical testing.  
     
    So I think it’s safe to say there are unlikely to be significant short term side effects.  There might be a risk of longer term side effects (though still very unlikely IMHO),  but if you are over, say, 60,  then what do you have to loose?  Your life expectancy is only 20 years at that point anyway.
    If I were over 60 I’d feel morally obliged to take it.    The only people I wouldn’t want to give it to is anyone under 20.  Just no need for them to have it.
  14. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from Carl Fimble in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media.
  15. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from sarahbell in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    About once a month.
    I don’t wear a mask but I do still wear full terrorist shemagh.    Much to the surprise of the police officer who nearly jumped out of her skin when she turned around in front of me at the petrol station the other day.
    After regaining her composure no comment was made..
  16. Agree
    Libspero reacted to geordie_lurch in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    No I'm just highlighting something said by a woman that's doing the media rounds taking lots of credit for this new wonder vaccine she's been working on since before the first country in Europe had sequenced it  Our illustrious leader and most others in the world were apparently ignoring covid 19 back in January like they seemed to for previous SARS / corona outbreaks in Asia however I'm meant to just accept that she took it upon herself to try and create the world's first 'successful' vaccine for what everyone was saying was just another corona virus 2 months before we had any deaths in the UK instead of whatever she was doing before then? Draw your own conclusions obviously but it just seems a little suspicious to me hence why I posted it
  17. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from MrLibertyRedux in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    I just think you might be in danger of taking a casual quote and referencing it as if it were a solemn oath intended for future review.   
     
    She’s basically looking back in her minds eye to when it started kicking off and say “that’s when I started looking into it”.
    You can read more into it if you wish..  but I think I want a bit more evidence of some kind of malice than something vague and circumstantial like that.  She is even quoted as saying “um” !   
  18. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from ccc in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media.
  19. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from mooncat69 in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    Duplicated from the face mask thread for general interest:
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media
  20. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from Caravan Monster in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    Duplicated from the face mask thread for general interest:
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media
  21. Lol
    Libspero got a reaction from wherebee in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    Think this falls under
    “you had one job”..

  22. Informative
    Libspero got a reaction from geordie_lurch in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    Duplicated from the face mask thread for general interest:
    Apologies if already posted.
    New face mask study shows they make no difference:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-
    I have heavily cropped the article,  but very much worth reading the entire piece.
    Footnote: despite being authored by the director of the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University..  this article is banned from social media
  23. Agree
    Libspero reacted to A tremendous # on the lung in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus August onwards 2020 (Part 4)   
    Far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea. Beans on toast? Possibly, don't quote me on that. Marvellous.
  24. Informative
    Libspero reacted to Dave Beans in Tablet's busted.. can't find a replacement   
    You can get Lightning USB sticks.
    SanDisk 32GB iXpand USB Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

  25. Agree
    Libspero reacted to Funn3r in Just ordered a Paperwhite - have I done a bad thing?   
    Just microwaved an Aldi Saag Aloo which is to say a veg and potato curry. It is meant to be a side-dish therefore small plastic tray with mini cardboard sleeve. The cooking instructions were in black 6-point type on a dark purple background. To the 25-year-old edgelord who created the packaging it probably looked really snaz design, but to me I really struggled to read it even with my new glasses.
    That's the problem I have with all these e-ink devices; the tiny screen. The last time I moaned on here I think someone pointed out that you could get slightly larger ones from somewhere but why don't Amazon and the rest produce a decent size A4 screen. I might as well read stuff on my phone.
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