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Michael Gilligan29/03/2020 14:22:00
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 29/03/2020 13:20:45:
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Police certainly are stopping people in the UK, but the official approach is to persuade rather than bully. Transgressors here are more likely to be told to engage brain rather than be fined, but I see there have already been a few prison sentences handed down for aggravated bad behaviour. Softly softly usually works better. If things get worse, then the gloves might well come off!

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But there’s this example of ‘enthusiastic’ policing at street level : **LINK**

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/28/bakery-threatened-80-fine-drawing-chalk-pavement-promote-social-distancing-12471130/

Thankfully, it appears that senior officers had a word with him.

MichaelG.

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P.S. I’ve just returned from a walk ... The air is noticeably cleaner !!

pgk pgk29/03/2020 14:34:59
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 29/03/2020 14:22:00:

P.S. I’ve just returned from a walk ... The air is noticeably cleaner !!

..just wait until i break wind..

pgk

Cornish Jack29/03/2020 15:09:44
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RMA - what you are seeing on Flight Raidar are pax aircraft flying freight with empty cabins or occasionally packaged freight on seats.. You won't make profits on this sort of operation but it may cover costs. Most 'passenger flights' earn sizeable revenues with the holds carrying up to 20 tonnes of freight.

rgds

Bill

V8Eng29/03/2020 15:18:12
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On the subject of staying safe the following shows how the dodgy ones are taking advantage of things:-

Frauds

Fakes

 

Edited By V8Eng on 29/03/2020 15:23:31

RMA29/03/2020 17:35:53
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Posted by Cornish Jack on 29/03/2020 15:09:44:

RMA - what you are seeing on Flight Raidar are pax aircraft flying freight with empty cabins or occasionally packaged freight on seats.. You won't make profits on this sort of operation but it may cover costs. Most 'passenger flights' earn sizeable revenues with the holds carrying up to 20 tonnes of freight.

rgds

Bill

Not exactly true. There are many freight only aircraft in the air at the moment, and I've had details from Delta, United and Lufthansa who are filling the seats with packages as well as the cargo hold of the plane, probably worth the risk if they're carrying essential medical freight. That leaves many passenger flights still going on, some of which are rescue flights of course.

The point is that any aircraft flying from one continent, state or country to another whether freight or passenger will spread this virus. In the meantime many countries are in serious lock down and some not. Unfortunately we are not yet in the lock down position. If the world wants to recover from this we must collectively stop travelling. I've just checked North America again and it's covered with aircraft in flight....certainly not all freight!

duncan webster29/03/2020 17:37:35
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Not me but a chap I've known for years. His wife is a nursing sister, so it's fairly important she stays healthy. They decided he would go and live on their canal boat for the duration so that there would be no chance of cross contamination. Some jobsworth has decided that as the boat is not on a residential mooring, he can't live on it. What happened to pragmatism?

Steviegtr29/03/2020 23:43:20
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Posted by duncan webster on 29/03/2020 17:37:35:

Not me but a chap I've known for years. His wife is a nursing sister, so it's fairly important she stays healthy. They decided he would go and live on their canal boat for the duration so that there would be no chance of cross contamination. Some jobsworth has decided that as the boat is not on a residential mooring, he can't live on it. What happened to pragmatism?

At this time rules should go out of the window & logic should prevail. I could say more but would mean swearing.

Steve.

Alan Waddington 230/03/2020 00:08:21
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Bloody decorating

Steviegtr30/03/2020 00:14:54
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Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 30/03/2020 00:08:21:

Bloody decorating

You should be putting a piston in the Vello.cheeky

Steve.

Steviegtr30/03/2020 00:19:29
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**LINK**

Alan Waddington 230/03/2020 09:23:36
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Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 30/03/2020 00:08:21:

Bloody decorating

You should be putting a piston in the Vello.cheeky

Steve.

That would be the preferred option Steve !........

But at this rate, there will be no house jobs left to do once lockdown is over.

So nothing to keep me out of the workshop.

How are the milling projects progressing ?

pgk pgk30/03/2020 09:59:53
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An interesting article with diagrams re benefits of even a less effective mask. Also claims to show coughs can carry 2m but a sneeze can carry more than 6m.

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pgk

Michael Gilligan30/03/2020 10:12:48
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Thanks for that, pgk

I think the gist of it is that there are two different modes of’ ‘protection’

  • Personal protection of self from others
  • Protection of others from self

Rather like switching on car lights at dusk ...

The thoughtful amongst us will try to avoid distributing our droplets.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 30/03/2020 10:13:26

Russell Eberhardt30/03/2020 11:33:57
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Any thoughts on FFP1 masks as opposed to the recommended FFP2? I have a couple of the former in the workshop for dusty jobs.

Russell

SillyOldDuffer30/03/2020 13:18:21
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Posted by RMA on 29/03/2020 14:05:59:

I don't know where you live, but I have two members of my family who are Police officers and they are too busy with other things including dealing with morons who keep calling them on 999 for the most stupid things! They're not stopping people here!

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Coincidentally, one of my nephews was stopped yesterday at 17:15 in Bristol and asked to explain himself. No problem, he's a key worker on his way home.

I don't think it's wise to generalise based on family experience. What police officers do is prioritised locally, and can vary considerably. Bristol has slightly more violent crime than anti-social behaviour while Manchester is distinctly the other way round - about twice as much ASB than violent crime. Another example, Wiltshire's Chief Constable used to be red-hot on speeding, while Avon & Somerset next door put more effort into other offences. Driving over an invisible county line greatly increased the chance of being caught, fined and prosecuted.

My Police Constable uncle had a rather different view of police work from his son, the Inspector. One thing they agreed on - Home Secretaries are mostly wrong!

Dave

pgk pgk30/03/2020 13:30:26
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Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 30/03/2020 11:33:57:

Any thoughts on FFP1 masks as opposed to the recommended FFP2? I have a couple of the former in the workshop for dusty jobs.

Russell

A case of any mask is better than none. I sourced a couple of P3's before things got scarce (again preplanning) but I'd take a fair bet that the mask I used when i was building all the cupboards and fittings in my shed is so clogged with MDF dust that nowt would get through - perhaps not even enough air...

pgk

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