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Old Mar 24th 2020, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
Had to laugh this morning at Mike Ashley's claims that Sports Direct shops should remain open because they provided "vital sports and fitness equipment" to the British public. Last time I was in a Sports Direct <shudder> it was just wall to wall piles of Kappa tracksuits, Barcelona football shirts and giant mugs.

Hopefully another greedy, grasping wideboy about to learn a lesson. Should have put this in the "Upsides" thread.
to be fair you can get decent trainers in there for cheap,,which you cant get here..the rest of the shop agreed is garbage
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 3:13 pm
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It’s only fair...

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a9420966.html

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Old Mar 24th 2020, 3:15 pm
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What is?
Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 3:34 pm
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What is?
The link works for me? Here is a copy of the first few lines of the article...

Rio Ferdinand adamant Premier League season should be ‘voided’ to leave Liverpool missing out on title

The former Manchester United star believes there is no way the campaign can be finished without compromising the players’ health


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Old Mar 24th 2020, 3:50 pm
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I think pet stores are allowed to remain open...essential for the pets. We have been in self isolation for the last 2 weeks...TBH it’s not too bad...not bad at all.
Our local Petsmart was open on Sunday. We needed two large bags of cat food and they seemed to have a nice stock of all the brands on the shelves. Minimal workforce. Only 3 girls and the manager.
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 4:38 pm
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What was the government thinking? Unlimited authority to tax and spend what they want until December 2021?
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 4:38 pm
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The link works for me?
Me too now.
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 4:59 pm
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.... leave Liverpool missing out on title ....
It's good to see that professional sportsmen, and the journalists that report on sports, are focused on thet critical issues of the day!
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 5:16 pm
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What was the government thinking? Unlimited authority to tax and spend what they want until December 2021?
Yes, I found that very alarming, there must be another way around that, medical staff don't stop working so why does parliament.
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 5:23 pm
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Looks like a promising pre-vaccine approach...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...eat-seriously/
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 5:25 pm
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Yes, I found that very alarming, there must be another way around that, medical staff don't stop working so why does parliament.
You have to understand the mentality of the political animal, foremost of which is the principle that you look after 'Number One' and that there is no concept of a 'Number Two".
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 5:38 pm
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You have to understand the mentality of the political animal, foremost of which is the principle that you look after 'Number One' and that there is no concept of a 'Number Two".
Yes, but it still doesn't alter the fact though that there is another way around this, other than hand out a blank cheque book!
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 6:28 pm
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You have to understand the mentality of the political animal, foremost of which is the principle that you look after 'Number One' and that there is no concept of a 'Number Two".
Apart from when they speak, boom boom
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Illegal drug supply on the DTES is shrinking and illegal supply having difficulty making it across the border. This may cause a perfect storm through the DTES. There are already reports of people being more aggressively, especially when panhandling and asking for money.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03...vid-19-border/

Petsmart is still open here, but they are asking people to order online and do in store pick up to avoid coming into the store, other smaller pet stores with an online presence have closed their physical stores and online only, one provides delivery, and the other is doing curbside pick up a couple hours each week.

Pet food supply seems to be in good supply still, some flavors or brands might be low, but overall doesn't appear to be a shortage of pet food.

Some vets are prohibiting humans from going into their offices as well, animals only (excluding staff obviously as they are allowed.)

I do worry about the local aquarium stores though, not sure if they will all survive this which will be another blow to the hobby, its already scarce in this part of the world.
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Old Mar 24th 2020, 7:47 pm
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I was amused by this on CBC:
Premier Blaine Higgs said he has heard of residents calling 911 to report returning travellers who are not self-isolating for 14 days.

The government will have a phone line and email set up by Sunday for people to call "for advice on their concerns of how to help family members and neighbours comply with the state of emergency orders," he said.
I immediately recalled the 'shop your neighbour' phone lines in the UK for reporting people fraudulently claiming benefits and thought how typically Canadian that this was worded as how to help people comply.

And today they're now calling it a snitch line.
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