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Charlotte's Controller

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    Cycling, Medicine, because I use it, Idiots because politicians need to be watched, and they come up with original thinking. Age gives perspective of time and experience and the ability to pass this experience on. I wish that I had the lifestyle of my cats.

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  1. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    The China numbers being a bit fragile
  2. Charlotte's Controller

    What are you doing to kill the boredom.

    So I've been working from home about to get furloughed, been busy getting work stuff done. I've been thinking in two or three months when this has blown over, there will be a lot more social interaction the youth may go out to pubs, get a life and people might be and kinder to each other. In the eighties I would go to the pub, people would work hard play hard and mix, social interaction used to be physical not digital. We need to return to some old fashioned values.
  3. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    I have been working from home now for three weeks, I have remote access to my PC and it works quite well, I miss the craic in the office, the bad coffee, the massive jar of swizzles on reception the netflix chats and the trips to M&S at lunchtime for my four times a week curry. We do have a daily conference call update. We have also started to talk to the neighbours a bit more who have been helping with our self isolating, this weekend I am going to set up my turbo trainer to get some exercise. I am though starting to climb up the wall, It does not help that my wife is a junior school teacher. I'm pleased that the self employed are being taken care of to some extent, those who have under declared income in the past can not expect to claim that they have had a non taxable money tree in the back garden for a number of years. Being self employed you take a risk and should have a level of short term funding, the aid appears to be fair the comments re the future taxes also seem fair from an equitable point of view. I don't expect to get a deal of thanks for this post but the government seem to be doing a reasonable job in a hard situation. Only the long term results will show in retrospect how well they did, as one commentator said the worst thing that someone can do is nothing. With no history the plan is hard, opposition might criticise but they could not even put forward a plan, leader or credible manifesto. Boris may not be the best, but he makes Trump look like a buffoon and his deputies are impressive under pressure.
  4. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    You are hired
  5. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

  6. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    The problem is the obvious is different to different people, there are those who take the headlines and those that read behind them, I take it that you are the latter which is a good thing. Listening to the commentaries there are too many who are not this wise.
  7. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    The figures that count are deaths they are final, tests of people with mild forms of the virus who are going to recover should not really register they are part of the herd. If all of the testing was carried out on a universally consistent basis then the quoted numbers would be equivalent however they never will be. Therefore comparisons will always be difficult governments will always try to manipulate numbers.
  8. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    He might be a manager but has no authority, this is a symptom of many organisations with layers of infrastructure, the question to ask for an empathetic evaluation is what could they or would they do with the power that they have been given, often they have constraints put upon them that can't be passed down the line. Perfect information is not always present. Or he is a twat.
  9. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    I hope that it does not get this bad but I fear that it will.
  10. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    So I have been considering the effect of schools being closed and the associated exams cancelled. Hindsight is a marvellous thing, after being at university for about six weeks our A Level courses had been covered and we had moved on. A levels were not important any more. The important thing is the learning process and being able to develop independent and enquiring minds, recent developments with social interaction eliminate many of the issues that we may have with workplace and school contact, people just need to be nice and civil. I think that some Snowflakes might melt but this will not be a bad thing.
  11. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    It seems such a long time ago, I have forgotten which band I put my prediction in.
  12. Charlotte's Controller

    The 7th Death of 2020

    Emperor Akihito
  13. Charlotte's Controller

    The Next Leader of the Opposition

    Where are the options Who gives a f**k What does it matter
  14. Charlotte's Controller

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    I can now work at home as I have just had a remote desktop installed. It is actually as good as working in the office but without the 90 min commute each way with the Northern Rail/replacement performing. I could regain a big proportion of my life, get some sleep and save my work colleagues from my daily wit and repartee. A win win situation for everyone. I'm not sure that my wife would agree though. I would feel a lot safer not on public transport suffering from diabetes, sarcoidosis and having had a minor stroke. Statistically I'm probably knackered anyway. I am however quite strong and suffer well, I used to be fit at one stage. I have started to track the spread of the on this site, it seems quite objective. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  15. Charlotte's Controller

    The Next Leader of the Opposition

    We just need it to be over the current incumbent continues to be a negative t**t.

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