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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Baile Átha Cliath

    Default Covid-19

    Covid-19 is the most serious public health crisis the country has faced in at least one hundred years.

    Serious enough to rouse me from a long slumber and dig out my password after an absense of nearly two years.

    It's looking very bad. Johnson is taking a Trevelyan like approach of basically letting nature take it's course, the number of dead be damned.

    Ireland has a caretaker government consisting of some of the most incompetent ministers in many years. It may be faced with taking some of the most serious decisions an Irish government has ever had to take, despite the lack of legitimacy given Fine Gael's defeat in the elections.

    Fianna Fail are looking like entering into full coalition with Fine Gael.

    Sinn Fein are the most popular party and far exceeded expectations in the General Election.

    A Pandemic is sweeping the nation, and the globe, which will leave a significant number of dead.

    Is the world ending?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Default Re: Covid-19

    Yes, it was the virus brought me back too, after long absence.

    The world isn't ending, I feel pretty sure, but our old life may be. For one thing, the way in which so much of what has been enacted by right/centrist governments clearly resembles the policies espoused the social-democratic parties much mocked and derided by the dominant media, must give one pause. And there's also the way the natural world is reviving, as the human realm shrinks.

    It's a chill wind that's blowing right now, but let's hope it'll be in some ways at least, a better world when the storm has blown itself out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Wash DC

    Default Re: Covid-19

    Scary times, but this too will pass.
    10M Americans lost their jobs in the last two weeks. 6.6M were announced today, and the Dow went up 2.5%, because Russia and Saudi seem to be about to reverse themselves and cut daily oil production by 10m barrels. Go Figya.

    Bad as it is in the west, when it hits the slums of Africa, and India, I fear it will be a bloodbath.
    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    Default Re: Covid-19

    What happened to the rest of the website?
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Default Re: Covid-19

    Seems to be a software problem with an upgrade that was meant to fix a vulnerability in an older version of the software used by the site. It breaks when it tries to load old threads.


  6. #6
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    Apr 2010

    Default Re: Covid-19

    What happened to political world?

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    Come over to
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