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by Metalchemyst
Sat May 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 283033

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

On second thoughts, I would have some fundamental rights like a right to life, to belong to a state, basic health care and freedom from torture. But even those should be alterable by referendum (not by politicians).
by Metalchemyst
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

I'm just pointing out unexplained facts. I'm not getting it from Breitbart: https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/coronavirus/2020/04/covid-19-coronavirus-deaths-unexplained-extra “The disparity was even larger last week,” emphasises Dr Jason Oke, senior statistician in the Oxford University Med...
by Metalchemyst
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

That Coronavirus deaths weren't included in the second graph Or that most of the extra deaths were not caused by CoviD19. :lol: Yeah I'd say it's more likely that the covid 19 deaths just weren't included in the second graph. Are you suggesting 6000 people suddenly just died in a week of something ...
by Metalchemyst
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

slayerslays wrote:That Coronavirus deaths weren't included in the second graph
Or that most of the extra deaths were not caused by CoviD19.
by Metalchemyst
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

Comparing these two graphs, what conclusion do you come to?

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by Metalchemyst
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 830
Views: 292867

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Tim Brooke-Taylor was a British comedy hero, absolutely.
by Metalchemyst
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

Till is in intensive care apparently. One news report I just saw says he is "at risk of death" Scary times Rammstein have reported that whilst Till was in ICU for one night, he tested negative for Covid19 which is good to hear. Just shows how horrible the media is these days on trying to ...
by Metalchemyst
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 283033

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Just because you are free to do something doesn't automatically mean you are free to do anything. The rule of thumb is so long as it doesn't hurt others. That is why every single right in the Convention is subject to restrictions and for good reasons with the exception of freedom from torture which...
by Metalchemyst
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

What's the chances of all these famous people getting it. Makes me think it's much more widespread than they think and a lot of people have it without symptoms. The mortality rate between countries varies greatly, from as low as 0.2% in Iceland. I reckon it's not much more deadly than normal flu, j...
by Metalchemyst
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

Since the counting began, the new coronovirus has increased the normal number of deaths (1,643 per day) in the UK by about 0.9%, and that's assuming it was the main factor in all the deaths attributed to it. The increase for Italy is, very approximately, 12.8%. One of the big issues in Italy is tha...
by Metalchemyst
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

A more accurate estimate for Italy's raised death rate since the first one was recorded: 10.5%. It's now 1% for the UK. But some of those deaths would have occurred anyway, so those are inflated numbers. This is peanuts compared to the Black Death which wiped out about 40% of all European population...
by Metalchemyst
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 56
Views: 17605

Re: Coronavirus

Since the counting began, the new coronovirus has increased the normal number of deaths (1,643 per day) in the UK by about 0.9%, and that's assuming it was the main factor in all the deaths attributed to it.

The increase for Italy is, very approximately, 12.8%.
by Metalchemyst
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Necessity of a Smart-Phone
Replies: 15
Views: 5181

Necessity of a Smart-Phone

I wondered how essential people now feel these things are.
by Metalchemyst
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 830
Views: 292867

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Terry Jones was my favourite Python (though I like them all). I think his humour was the second most surreal after Terry Gilliam's and before Michael Palin's. Chapman, Cleese and Idle were more towards the conventional end of comedy, but still pretty silly.
by Metalchemyst
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 283033

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Freedom of Movement isn't as unrestricted as the right-wing media suggest (or at least, it doesn't have to be): https://ukandeu.ac.uk/we-can-control-eu-migration-we-just-havent-done-it/ There is one section (article 8) of the EU Human Rights Law signed away by Brown in the Lisbon Treaty that gives ...