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    Thoughts on Covid-19

    I had to go home yesterday because a woman I worked with the day before got sick. My company takes the Covid virus very seriously so I was sent home. She has the flu instead (and I got my shot last year) so I, along with 4 other people got to go back to work. However, with the time off, I saw a lot more coverage of the epidemic. It seems to be mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, so far, and concentrated between 30 and 50 degrees north longitude. Yes, air travel is spreading it world wide, but most of the spread is in that area. Then I noticed, no mention of Russia. I'm sure they have cases of it due to North Korea sending a lot of workers there to make money for the Regime. N. Korea also has a very fluid border with China. I'm concerned that Russia is having it spread and is creating a reserve of illness that will let it keep popping up around the world for a long time.
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    Covid-19 is bringing out the worst in people here. Bearing in
    mind that our supermarkets all say they have adequate stocks
    there should be no reason for 'panic' buying.

    Today I went to my local Tesco for my usual weekly shop.
    When I walked in it was incredible how many shelves
    were stripped bare. No milk, no bread, no eggs, no
    butter, no pasta, no potatoes and virtually no green
    vegetables, hardly any red meat, no chicken - meat
    or whole birds - no toilet tissues or toilet rolls.

    I ended up picking up things that I thought I could
    make meals out of, spending twice my usual weekly
    bill and still not getting all the things we needed. At
    one point I came across an elderly lady who had only
    two things in her trolley, she was shopping for her
    100 year old neighbour who was on a limited budget,
    the stockpiling scumbags has cleared the shelves of
    nearly everything the old guy needed.

    My Tesco is now opening three days a week from
    0800 to 1000 hrs for over 70s only. At least with
    the shelves - hopefully - stocked there is a chance
    I may get the remaining items on my list.

    Ken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Covid-19 is bringing out the worst in people here. Bearing in
    mind that our supermarkets all say they have adequate stocks
    there should be no reason for 'panic' buying.

    Today I went to my local Tesco for my usual weekly shop.
    When I walked in it was incredible how many shelves
    were stripped bare. No milk, no bread, no eggs, no
    butter, no pasta, no potatoes and virtually no green
    vegetables, hardly any red meat, no chicken - meat
    or whole birds - no toilet tissues or toilet rolls.

    I ended up picking up things that I thought I could
    make meals out of, spending twice my usual weekly
    bill and still not getting all the things we needed. At
    one point I came across an elderly lady who had only
    two things in her trolley, she was shopping for her
    100 year old neighbour who was on a limited budget,
    the stockpiling scumbags has cleared the shelves of
    nearly everything the old guy needed.

    My Tesco is now opening three days a week from
    0800 to 1000 hrs for over 70s only. At least with
    the shelves - hopefully - stocked there is a chance
    I may get the remaining items on my list.

    Ken.
    The store I usually go to has the hour from 6:00 to 7:00 for seniors. I'm 65 so I guess that means me. However, at 6 in the morning, I'm usually opening the office up at work. I stopped by on the way home Monday and found that because the restaurants are take out only, I had to get more groceries. Since I'm cooking for myself and only make what I need, I've lost 4 pounds already.

    President Trump and NPR both say this is unprecedented but I remember the days of Small Pox and Measles. The same with Polio. It's just been 60 years or more since the U.S. government has had to place restrictions in peacetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grouch View Post
    The store I usually go to has the hour from 6:00 to 7:00 for seniors. I'm 65 so I guess that means me. However, at 6 in the morning, I'm usually opening the office up at work. I stopped by on the way home Monday and found that because the restaurants are take out only, I had to get more groceries. Since I'm cooking for myself and only make what I need, I've lost 4 pounds already.

    President Trump and NPR both say this is unprecedented but I remember the days of Small Pox and Measles. The same with Polio. It's just been 60 years or more since the U.S. government has had to place restrictions in peacetime.
    Local Tesco opening from 0800 to 1000 for elderly peeps.
    I was there at 0802; The car park was full and inside there
    were many people way under the AOP age. I was lucky in
    that I got the last pack of loo rolls - a necessity for my wife.
    Bread was nearly all gone but I managed to get one of my
    favourites as there were three loaves left. Milk was fine and
    I was able to pick up a couple of other staples that I could not
    get yesterday. When I queried the number of young people
    I was informed that although the OAP slot was 0800 to 1000
    they had opened at 0700. Looking forward it will be 0800
    opening though - basic rule 'If you ain't there by eight Sam,
    you too late man.'



    At least, as from tomorrow the OAP slot should coincide with the
    opening time. It was sad to see so many old folk wandering
    around with nearly empty trolleys and a worried expression on
    their faces. Thank my many gods that I am still relatively fit
    and active.


    Y'all have a nice stress free day now.

    Ken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Local Tesco opening from 0800 to 1000 for elderly peeps.
    I was there at 0802; The car park was full and inside there
    were many people way under the AOP age. I was lucky in
    that I got the last pack of loo rolls - a necessity for my wife.
    Bread was nearly all gone but I managed to get one of my
    favourites as there were three loaves left. Milk was fine and
    I was able to pick up a couple of other staples that I could not
    get yesterday. When I queried the number of young people
    I was informed that although the OAP slot was 0800 to 1000
    they had opened at 0700. Looking forward it will be 0800
    opening though - basic rule 'If you ain't there by eight Sam,
    you too late man.'



    At least, as from tomorrow the OAP slot should coincide with the
    opening time. It was sad to see so many old folk wandering
    around with nearly empty trolleys and a worried expression on
    their faces. Thank my many gods that I am still relatively fit
    and active.


    Y'all have a nice stress free day now.

    Ken.

    Around here, the elderly tend to take care of business. I'm not a fan of "open carry" as I feel it makes you a target if someone is casing the joint. I've seen several people my age or older with normally concealed weapons, if not openly carried, at least not as well concealed as usual. One store that used to have a sign forbidding open carry has removed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grouch View Post
    Around here, the elderly tend to take care of business. I'm not a fan of "open carry" as I feel it makes you a target if someone is casing the joint. I've seen several people my age or older with normally concealed weapons, if not openly carried, at least not as well concealed as usual. One store that used to have a sign forbidding open carry has removed it.
    Over here we do not have the luxury of being able to carry handguns in either concealed or open carry.

    If we are mugged/threatened/attacked I think we are supposed to shout 'Boo!' in a very loud voice at
    which point the assailant should either run away or drop dead from fright. In the latter case, naturally
    we would, of course, be charged with manslaughter, attack with a deadly voice and any other crime
    the LEOs could think of.

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    would be charged with manslaughter.
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    B****R, 'Edit' is still not working.

    Ignore comment under my name in last post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    B****R, 'Edit' is still not working.

    Ignore comment under my name in last post.

    Ken.

    That ought to go on a list of things from auto-correct. The newspapers in the UK tend to toe the Government line. At least Rupert Murdoch has managed to get fire arms confiscated, yet. He did that in Australia. I won't sell a knife at the rare yard sale my family has. I know guys who visit them to pick up knives with no relation to them. That way, if they shoot an intruder in their house, there WILL be a knife on the body. Indiana changed the "Castle" law so that isn't necessary anymore.

    Indiana is fairly liberal with issuing permits. If you get your permit and weapon pulled for doing something stupid, you have to go in front of a judge to get it back. That is NOT easy.
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