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carpepecheur

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  1. Hope everyone in UK is safe. Stick to the guidelines it could be worse. MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.
  2. From the same government web site:- The police will act with discretion and common sense in applying these measures and we expect the public to act responsibly, staying at home in order to save lives. However, if the police believe that you have broken these rules – or if you refuse to follow their instructions – a police officer may issue you with a fixed penalty notice for £60 (reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days). If you have already received a fixed penalty notice, the amount will increase to £120 and double on each further repeat offence.
  3. In France, ignoring that rules gets you €135 fine first offence, €1500 fine for second and after three infractions 6 month imprisonment. If a few selfish people ignore that advice then the UK will get lumbered with the same thing.
  4. This is the government advice – copied and pasted from their own web site. "You should only leave the house for very limited purposes: · shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible. · one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household. · any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. · travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home. These reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household." Now which part of “stop at the lake and fish for 2/3 weeks” fits that advice? This is not a game. People ARE dying. Be responsible.
  5. I think Dayvid is making a good point. What starts off as an EXCUSE for exercise, then becomes an excuse to fish, then of course you will need a barbeque and a few drinks and a few friends to help and …….. It’s a bit like that bloke stopped halfway up Snowdon in a Range Rover claiming he was going to exercise. WTF Wot Bluebell said. This thing is killing people. Stay at home and go nowhere unless you have to feed yourself or get medicine – and it only takes one of you. How hard can it be? Disclaimer – I am over 70 with COPD so I have a vested interest in people sticking to the very simple rules. I am not ready to die yet just because some [censored] is getting a bit bored.
  6. Just to lighten the mood. Play this at full volume.
  7. Very very sad. There did not seem to be any uncivil comments that I could detect. I am sure we will be offered an explanation or at least one would hope so. It is an emotional subject.
  8. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion but I fact checked the Off Guardian website that you quote and this is what they said about them. Their conclusion is rather telling. “In review, OffGuardian reports news with a pro-Russian bias. Many articles are very critical of the Ukraine, such as this Ukraine admitted to interfering in the 2016 US election on Clinton’s side. This story does not offer hyperlinked sourcing, but rather translations of documents. OffGuardian also frequently promotes conspiracy theories regarding GMO’s such as this: Post-Brexit Farming, Glyphosate and GMOs. Although this story utilizes some credible sources, it also cites Mercola, which is a website that promotes quackery level pseudoscience. They also promote 9/11 conspiracies such as this The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. They frequently cover False Flags and the US Deep State conspiracy as well anti-vaccination propaganda. In an article by Ukrainian fact checker’s, Stop Fake, they write about the OffGuardian as “Russian trolls exiled from Guardian find home for their hate.” Politically, there is a wide range of opinions expressed, with many falling on the pro-socialist side, such as this: Anti-Capitalism is NOT Anti-Semitism. Overall, we rate OffGuardian a Strong Conspiracy and Moderate Pseudoscience website that also promotes Russian propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 5/29/2019)” You are free to choose whomever you wish to believe but for myself I would rather listen to The World Health Organization. The Chinese turned the tide on the virus by using lockdown. It is inconceivable to me that there could have been fewer death if they had not done so. I suggest (respectfully) that your views are dangerous.
  9. "The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. " source The World Health Organisation ( WHO ). However, if you have a link to more accurate research please share the link. This is a serious situation and we need accurate information. If the period is 27 days then we must stay isolated for 27 days - or whatever it takes. People are dying and a bit more isolation to save more lives is surely a price worth paying.
  10. Yes its a very good idea. I cannot understand why it is not being introduced in UK. Although you can print the form from a gov web site you sign a solemn declaration that you have told the truth. Then, if you get caught out, you get a fine for breaking the travel restriction and a fine for making a false declaration. The minimum fine is €135 which triples with late payment. A second infringement costs you €1500. Four infringements gets you 6 months and an even more eyewatering fine. I expect you only get a slap on the wrist in UK.
  11. Spot on Elmo but it is currently an in joke here in France. The word billy doo originated in WW2 when the Tommies called a love letter a Billy doo after the French expression "billet doux". During the current crisis we have to fill in a form called an "attestation de deplacement derogatoire". That is a bit of a mouthful even for a Frenchman so we use the expression "billet d'ou" - meaning a note explaining where you are coming from.. Now as far as my ears are concerned "billet doux" and "billet d'ou" are pronounced exactly the same. Hence, when we go out, we say "don't forget your billy doo. However if you want to send Mr. Johnson a love letter, be my guest. I won't be joining you.
  12. I am disappointed to see that there is still no need for a "billy doo" to go out in UK.
  13. Telling people to social distance themselves is like telling people not to panic buy.
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