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Posts posted by Bubba_Sparks

  1. After @stehilton94 (RIP in pieces) took one for the fora and was the first to officially contract Corona, we need another pool.

    Who will be the first member of the fora to demonstrably lose their mind due to lock down?  Key symptoms to watch out for are talking nonsense, spamming gibberish in every thread and a general detachment from reality.

    @-idyb- has now of course sprung to pretty much everyone's mind at this point, but please note that he has been doing this for years - this must be a demonstrable consequence of Corona lock down i.e something that happened recently.

    Who have you got in the pool? State your nominees and rationale below.

    I'm going for @berzerker101.  He's already fairly close to the edge, and is now banned from even smoking on his balcony.  Madness is inevitable.

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  2. 33 minutes ago, NoCakeForYaya said:

    Lol mate question time is better than all of those 'comedy roast' TV shows. It's absolutely hilarious. 

    I actually think the theatrics and general nonsense of it all would be greatly enjoyed by our American counterparts. 

    Absolutely. Regardless of your view on his politics, Cameron delivered some classics in his time.  I loved how he went after Ed Balls all the time.


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  3. A lot of this back and forth about the media to me highlights the flaw you have in the political system that the "opposition" party doesn't get a chance to hold the president to account.  Consequently the media takes that role, instead of reporting what is happening.

    In the UK they have a weekly time in parliament where the opposition gets to ask the Prime Minister a number of questions.  It can be on any topic, but is usually used to hold them to account on the key topics.  It's also used to actually show support where things should go across party lines.  Of course it's far from perfect, but it seems a much better system of accountability than letting the media do it.

    You also occasionally get some comedy gold....

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  4. On 3/23/2020 at 6:04 AM, StompGrind said:

    Vert might be the only one here that actually understood from jump. Top 20 university taught you well. 

    Rate of infection sick to non sick. ( Ro = 2.25 - 3.35 )

    Doubling every 3-4 days world wide. That's the magnitude. 

    as of     cases    deaths

    3/16   179,000   7079

    3/20   358,200   14,158

    3/24  766,400    28,516

    3/28 1,432,800  56,632




    Not quoting this to score any points, as the maths was completely valid at the time; I think this shows though that in some countries they have already started to flatten off a little bit.  As of today there are 708,000 cases, and 33,529 deaths.  So that implies the rate has slowed down a bit since this was posted a week ago.

    Just looked at a couple of the big hitters - Italy had just under 6k new cases one week ago, and had virtually identical number of cases today.  I make it about 3 weeks since they went into some kind of lockdown, so they might see a decrease in the daily numbers during the next week or so.

    Spain also shows some tentative signs of slowing down, although they locked down a week later than Italy.  Germany and France will be hot on their heels i think. UK a further week or two behind.  Looks like you guys are another week or so behind, but in the absence of the same measures I suspect you have further to go before it flattens off.

    Stay safe fellas.

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  5. 3 hours ago, TwennyFo said:

    The laymans term is it's on the up and up Rodders. The short version; luvly jubbly

    Good luck trying to catch this particular falling knife mate. Entirely coincidentally, i sold all my shares just before Christmas and am thanking my lucky stars. So much volatility atm that it's all guesswork right now. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, TwennyFo said:

    Woot woot! Lets celebrate some good news. The Dow closed the week with it's biggest percentage points climb since 1938. Nasdaq and the 500 saw the biggest climb since 2009. Alright alright alright........

    Say negative chit below.

    The technical term is a dead cat bounce. 


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  7. 45 minutes ago, Ozpride said:

    Right on time!  I was waiting for you to come and tell me off for slapping the village idiot. 


    There isn't a beef!  I just can't handle miserable monotonous twats and I have even less patience than usual atm moment.  


    Who's telling anyone off? 

    I just have a feeling there's a backstory but can't recall it. Didn't you too have a spat over islam once or something?

    Now go to the naughty step and think about what you've done ?

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  8. 15 minutes ago, StompGrind said:

    *Looks up population* Nobody lives in Sweden so it'll probably be fine lol. 

     Yeah, probably. Plus we only have 2 cities with more than half a million people so it's pretty sparsely populated. 


  9. 7 minutes ago, TUF said:

    I don't think there will be much for us this round. So barbs will take up 5 times the housing space to do 5 times what the regular barb can do. So even a super giant that gets 5 times the HP will just be a pekka by taking up 25 spaces but probably doing less damage. 


    You seem to be forgetting about the long hair. That's a game changer.

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