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  1. 2 points
    Let's remember, IF this is a British establishment conspiracy, they would have set it up as a win-win, either to get Salmond, or Sturgeon. If Salmond's acquittal triggers a civil war in the SNP then they will have achieved their aim as much as if Salmond had been put away (if not more so). So, if the party tears itself apart it would just be playing into the hands of their enemies. If there is no conspiracy, then the SNP would be doing it to themselves. But as others have said, for now the important thing is combating Covid-19. Still, the strength of feelling on both/all sides suggests the indy movement is alive and kicking and not going to go away, virus hiatus or no.
  2. 2 points
    Positivity. As a parent, I'm spending more time with my 2 boys. They are off school and pretty much stuck in the house. We have a billiard table in the basement so playing alot more and spending quality time with them. I guess you take the positives from bad situation. Still undefeated on the pool table though.. 😉😉😉. Stay safe ma pals..👍👍👍
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    I seriously doubt there will be perjury charges. Perjury is a criminal offence, it is next to impossible in Scotland for a civil trial on criminal charges to take place. Just because someone is acquitted it doesn't necessarily follow that any or all witnesses who gave evidence against them have lied, even less so be able to prove that it. Don't take that as any comment on the veracity or otherwise of witnesses in this particular case. This was a criminal prosecution and so those witnesses who people are suggesting have perjured themselves are Crown witnesses Their evidence formed the entire basis of the prosecution case. Does anyone seriously think the Procurator Fiscal is going to institute perjury charges in these circumstances?
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    I got my letter from the NHS today saying I'm highly vulnerable & total isolation for 12 weeks minimum; not even supposed to walk near my garden fence! I'm a week in to doing it anyway, but you're supposed to register as a vulnerable individual & ... well, I don't know. They reckon I can ask for help with shopping, prescriptions, etc. I don't need it as I have people bringing supplies but wonder what will be available to people who really are alone? On a more positive note, my local is arranging delivery of 4 pint jugs of real ale, discounted by 50p/pint, so I don't really need food from this point on.
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    My friends sister received this. May or may nor be useful. The below extract was sent to all hospital workers at the Princess Of Wales Hospital. I thought I would share with you all to help with your preventative measures. This is the advice given to hospital staff. It explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it. Please share with family, friends and work colleagues. Virus Detection: The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough. The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days. The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days. Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately. Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection. Prevention: The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest. Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes. Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous. For those who can, sunbathe. The Sun's UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you. The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life. If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you. When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die. The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present. Washing your hands is essential. The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them. You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs. Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ....
  6. 1 point
    Aye, one of the best threads ever.
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    Yes but in the same statements they do say about keeping distance etc. I think some people are going for that reason but not listening to the most important bit about keeping their distance. If it's crowded stay clear. It's a mixture of selective hearing and/or stupidity/ignorance/selfishness/arrogance etc.
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    Good to hear Salmond say that himself too. Very responsible of him when he is probably seethign inside.
  9. 1 point
    I know the lady who was at Alex's side every day at court very well. Never had any doubt of his innocence and there's a lot more to come out. First things first and let's deal with Covid 19 👊
  10. 1 point
    I see Harvey Weinstein has tested positive. Let's hope he makes a full recovery and lives a long life - in jail.
  11. 1 point
    Ah, I remember this classic post. "Starting to look like it is past the peak."
  12. 1 point
    Social distancing. Lying in bed flipoin through the channels and the Liverpool v Chelsea match is on a replay as no sports obviously. So what I have seen of Gilmour is very good. I cannot believe how calm and confident this young man is on the ball. He does not look out of place at all.. Even shouting instructions. Very excited about this young lad.
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  15. 1 point
    People will get the virus in spades.
  16. 1 point
    I need to double check the timeline on this but from what I recall, the change in approach seems to coincide with the devolved governments getting directly involved in COBRA meetings and the like. Sadiq Khan was on Marr this morning, who was pressing him on since London was so far ahead of the curve they hadn't acted quicker. He didn't flat out say it but he seemed to imply that it was only in the last week since he'd been invited to these meetings that he'd been given the full scale what was happening in London. He of course is not responsible for health in London. On 12 March, NS said at FMQs that she would be attending COBRA later that day and that she'd be pushing for a suspension on mass gatherings. It was after that meeting that she had a press conference where she announced that from this Monday, and the SFA followed suit on Friday by cancelling the football program. That was when the toys went out the pram from various London based commentators and Tory MPs complaining because she'd had her press conference first - their Scottish counterparts to their credit pretty much told then to shove it. I'm pretty sure that was the first COBRA meeting that was attended by members of the various devolved governments, until then it had all been UK level. Whether it's true or not, there is an obvious problem there that information may be being filtered to the devolved governments. There's also a big difference between being directly involved in the decision making process and just being kept appraised of the situation. This could coincidental, the change in tack could be down to the change in the rate of spread of the virus or it could be the case of there being different voices in the room from different parties and different countries. I really don't think this is the time for the various governments to start having a public slanging match, that helps absolutely no-one. The UK and Scottish Governments are going out of their way to avoid that and it's probably the right thing to do. The inevitable public enquiry will be interesting though.
  17. 1 point
    A Chris Iwelumo compass. A Kris Boyd dummy...
  18. 1 point
    I dunno 'padding about as though it's a fuckin bank holiday' would conjure up a certain image in my mind but apparently not for you. Anyway, we'll leave it there you seem like a dog with a bone here and no doubt you'll want the last word..... have it!
  19. 1 point
    Do office work for a private healthcare company, just found out today that we're clearing the beds to work along NHS so now classed as a key worker which give us access to avoiding to the supermarkets at set times and avoid the lunatics and their panic buying, but more importantly gives me the option to keep my son in school, which is very welcome after him being in tears this morning at it being closed down.
  20. 1 point
    Only if fried in vegetable oil.
  21. 0 points
    I’d be more tempted to get into some healthy discussion about why the word ‘performances’ doesn’t need an apostrophe. However....... Spain at home Germany away and at home Poland away Republic of Ireland at home. England at home I suppose that the high point in terms of performance was the Poland away match - although if I remember rightly, one of our defenders should have been sent off for a horror tackle early on, which would surely have totally changed that match. Following that, and all the way through to defeat in Georgia, that was probably the only time in the past decade when I thought ‘we’ve actually got an alright team here.’


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