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Old May 3rd 2020, 6:59 pm
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A country in Africa has found the cure.
Thank goodness! and not a day too soon. Of course there will be doubters, and some who mock openly, but that's just human nature. Others may question the science itself.
"He said that he had secretly had some animals and fruits tested at the laboratory and that a papaya (paw-paw), a quail and a goat returned positive samples.
"That means there is possibility for technical errors or these imported reagents have issues," he said, without giving more detail."

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Old May 3rd 2020, 7:53 pm
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"He said that he had secretly had some animals and fruits tested at the laboratory and that a papaya (paw-paw), a quail and a goat returned positive samples.
"That means there is possibility for technical errors or these imported reagents have issues," he said, without giving more detail."
Witch doctor said that?

I'm aware that was a questionable, stereotypical joke and I beg forgiveness
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Old May 4th 2020, 10:40 pm
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How long were you in for? 10 Stretch?
2 1/2 years at a Young Offenders Institution where I was younger than some of the inmates. I intended to become a PEI but, when that went out of the window, I joined the Army.
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Excellent article. Thank you for finding it and posting it.
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If I didnt have mental health issues, I would have considered prison guard. Seems to pay not too bad.
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If I didnt have mental health issues, I would have considered prison guard. Seems to pay not too bad.
Good call in my opinion. The only difference between the prison officer and the inmates is both are incarcerated but the prison officer gets to go home between tours of duty.....
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Old May 4th 2020, 11:28 pm
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More reason to stay indoors this Summer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/52533585
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A borderline political post here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52537938 tells me that the US is to borrow $3Tn to see itself through C19.
Trump is making C19 a political event by accusing China of almost deliberately, if inadvertantly, causing the pandemic.
China will be one of those countries, and there will likely be few of them, with sufficient spare cash to help out.
My query is whether they'll do so or whether they'll make it difficult, the latter meaning that historically low interest rates charged for US bonds will need to rise sucking more out of the US economy than might have been the case earlier.
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Good call in my opinion. The only difference between the prison officer and the inmates is both are incarcerated but the prison officer gets to go home between tours of duty.....
Yeah with my issues I couldn't handle that line of work, and my issues disqualify me from those kinds of jobs so not an option, same with military and a variety of other jobs, couldn't be a pilot either.

I've met some people who worked corrections long term, they were all a bit interesting, but I imagine its a rough work environment, probably why BC seems to have a fairly high turn over.
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2 1/2 years at a Young Offenders Institution where I was younger than some of the inmates. I intended to become a PEI but, when that went out of the window, I joined the Army.
My 1st house in the UK was a 5 minute walk from Feltham YOI. Looked like an awful place from the outside, probably 100x worse on the inside.
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Old May 5th 2020, 8:43 pm
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My 1st house in the UK was a 5 minute walk from Feltham YOI. Looked like an awful place from the outside, probably 100x worse on the inside.
Feltham was where the vast majority of our inmates were held until sent to the one where I worked (Huntercombe YOI. Google informs me that it is now a prison). I went on as much detached duty as I could, so worked in lots of places for short periods of time.

I had severe acne until I was about 24. I used to train with the inmates as much as possible and, through doing so, they learned that I competed at an international level in karate. Jean Claude Van Acne, was their name for me.

I enjoyed my time working as a Prison Officer and it taught me a huge amount about one's views are massively affected by one's environment.
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Old May 5th 2020, 9:17 pm
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Feltham was where the vast majority of our inmates were held until sent to the one where I worked (Huntercombe YOI. Google informs me that it is now a prison). I went on as much detached duty as I could, so worked in lots of places for short periods of time.

I had severe acne until I was about 24. I used to train with the inmates as much as possible and, through doing so, they learned that I competed at an international level in karate. Jean Claude Van Acne, was their name for me.

I enjoyed my time working as a Prison Officer and it taught me a huge amount about one's views are massively affected by one's environment.

That is certainly true, environment we are exposed to especially early in life, can really affect us, sometimes in good ways, sometimes in bad ways. It is also thought that some mental health disorders are in part caused by environment in which people were exposed to, genetics also plays a role, but for some the environment in which one was exposed to growing up plays a role.

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"Tuesday only eight new cases of COVID-19 had been detected in the last 24 hours in B.C"

4 more deaths however.

Outbreak at first long term care home has been declared over, outbreak was discovered March 6. 76 residents at that care home ended up infected, with 20 deaths,

78 in hospital of which 21 are in ICU

BC plans to announce their plans in how restrictions will be lifted tomorrow.





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This makes for grim reading. https://www.reuters.com/investigates...itain-elderly/ Many of us Expats will have older/elderly parents in the UK. I'm grateful that mine are not in a care home but isolating in their own place and are <touches wood> relatively fit an healthy. I've posted before about the reality, for the first time in 15 years of living in Canada, that I cannot hop on a plane and go see them if the need arises being one of the hardest things I have to deal with. I don't anticipate being able to see them until next year at the earliest. I said to my Mum the other day - 'Could you both try and stay alive for another year or two at least so I can see you again'.. Happy Wednesday everyone.
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This makes for grim reading. https://www.reuters.com/investigates...itain-elderly/ Many of us Expats will have older/elderly parents in the UK. I'm grateful that mine are not in a care home but isolating in their own place and are <touches wood> relatively fit an healthy. I've posted before about the reality, for the first time in 15 years of living in Canada, that I cannot hop on a plane and go see them if the need arises being one of the hardest things I have to deal with. I don't anticipate being able to see them until next year at the earliest. I said to my Mum the other day - 'Could you both try and stay alive for another year or two at least so I can see you again'.. Happy Wednesday everyone.
Well said - exact same applies to me.

At my mother's age, and that she has a serious but fully "fixed" health issue (has a pacemaker) there is, as I noted as the international air travel system imploded in March, a very real chance that I may never see my mother again, even if she doesn't get coronavirus.
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