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by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Do we actually know what portion of the recent spike came from hospitality and what portion came from people socialising? Or counts of clusters or anything? I've heard of clusters coming from weddings which obviously is hospitality but anyone else I know who has gotten it or been in close contact h...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Are they trying to drive people to harm with these kinds of backdoor statements? Some hospitality industry figures believe so-called wet pubs will be shuttered until the autumn, while any form of international tourism from overseas this year is being ruled out. I hope this is just musing from the h...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I reckon the hospitality sector is just preparing for the worst case scenario. At this stage they probably don't want to be too optimistic. However, at this stage, once a load of the vulnerable groups are vaccinated by summer and cases are typically lower - open everything up! You've a 1 in 40,000 ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 112
Views: 3412

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

I eat plenty of healthy food, and do lots of exercise. But I still struggle. My biggest issue is that I hardly ever seem to feel full. And even when I do it's usually not for long enough. I'm almost always just a little bit hungry. My skinny friends get really hungry, but once they've eaten they fe...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Are they trying to drive people to harm with these kinds of backdoor statements? Some hospitality industry figures believe so-called wet pubs will be shuttered until the autumn, while any form of international tourism from overseas this year is being ruled out. I hope this is just musing from the ho...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The recent An Post issued with parcels due to the U.K. travel restrictions should be pointed out to him. It would grow out from there.
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 112
Views: 3412

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

I don't know the Aussie chains of choice but McDonalds, Taco Bell, Chic-Fil-A, KFC, Subway, Jack in the Box etc are perfectly suitable "hey I'm on the way home, what do you want me to get" options here if that's how you roll. Bar Chic-Fil-A I haven't had any of those (sober) in years, but I discove...
by Blackrock Bullet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 112
Views: 3412

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

Is it just inherent laziness? I mean, we all know you need to eat healthy food but fast food is...like...right there. I often find myself openly staring at obese kids. As someone who only started to put on the pounds in my mid-30s and who has two young boys who have about 3% body fat, I see rotund ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Why are AZ vaccines not expected until mid February when it will be authorised next Friday?
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Indeed. When we have them and do them right, spread is reduced and cases go down* I don't really understand why people are so close minded to this debate, it is one scientists are having. Would you have been happy if the debate on masks ended last March when Faucci et al said they shouldn't be used...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Surprised RTÉ didn't just stream CNN seeing as how Irish people are so obsessed with them. Though I think RTÉ used to have a deal with ABC like the BBC did, I like their coverage the best at the moment.
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

There's still fudge all traffic. More than last year, I've no doubt (I wasn't home then), but still way down on normal. Quality backtrack. Most people would just slink off in embarrassment like Cammy but not you Nolanator. You’re still here fighting the good fight in the face of empirical fact He s...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Duff and myself want to go for pints in O'Briens ffs Been a long time since you showed your face in O’B’s be the hokey Leeson Lounge is gone now. O'Briens will be rammed going forwards. Who are the lads running the new off license/record store? They seem to have a great life, just spinning records ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Almost as bad as a poster who argues against lockdowns during this pandemic. Yep, they’ve worked brilliantly. What a policy. Indeed. When we have them and do them right, spread is reduced and cases go down* I don't really understand why people are so close minded to this debate, it is one scientist...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Patel getting shredded this morning on telly. Almost as bad as a poster who argues against lockdowns during this pandemic. Yep, they’ve worked brilliantly. What a policy. Indeed. When we have them and do them right, spread is reduced and cases go down* I don't really understand why people are so cl...
by Blackrock Bullet
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Duff and myself want to go for pints in O'Briens ffs Been a long time since you showed your face in O’B’s be the hokey Leeson Lounge is gone now. O'Briens will be rammed going forwards. Who are the lads running the new off license/record store? They seem to have a great life, just spinning records ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I've resigned myself to the likelihood restrictions will stay not when we have protected the public health system but when we achieve herd immunity through vaccination. If that was 70% then we'd be flying by summer but Fauci has been saying in the states that maybe 90% required. That's possibly whe...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Gavin Duffy wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:23 pm I see the 14 day report has gone to shite now as well.
The golden rule of NPHET is to keep the Worryometer high. They probably saw it decline a couple of points after the latest vaccine numbers were issued so need to dial up the 14 day and Long Covid stories.
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Unfortunately the regular/young people getting it bad and sometimes dying along with long covid will keep up lockdowns or at least loads of restrictions longer than necessary. Although that depends on your definition of necessary. “Long covid” does not justify locking down a whole country Rare deat...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Has Brid Smith followed up her calls for the vaccines’ IP to be given away for free by moaning at GPs and pharmacists getting payment for this?
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

They all were from about 1970 to 2014/2015. MJ and Tiger are your prime examples.

LeBron James is the big driver of the elite players changing their focus to social justice. That's of course after 4 years of not paying State tax in Florida....
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

What do people treat Nolan's forecasting number as gospel, like any forecast it give a general direction/trajectory to provide a 'what if' in order for decisions to be made. When they don't come through its not a reason to discredit forecasting or NPHET. Perhaps because NPHET have explicitly cited ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1774

Re: Peleton alternatives

We bought a Keiser M3i Spin bike at the start of lockdown. I wouldn't have effort done much spinning but figured it was a good idea with lockdown and our Peloton is in the States. You aren't able to get them to Ireland so decided on this as an alternative, casting the Pelo to a screen. Ended up usin...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 112
Views: 3412

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

Long hours and commutes are just excuses. You can commute a lot and work long hours in wealthy areas, more so often in professional jobs. I think it is more to do with a generation who grew up on fast food, processed food and generally lower priced food that developed bad habits. Education got many ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

What do people treat Nolan's forecasting number as gospel, like any forecast it give a general direction/trajectory to provide a 'what if' in order for decisions to be made. When they don't come through its not a reason to discredit forecasting or NPHET. Perhaps because NPHET have explicitly cited ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2021/0119/1190598-coronavirus-vaccine/ 140k done by Sunday. I suspect they will slow down next week as some will need their second doses and Pfizer supply is a bit lower. Would have been nice to get 200k before the end of January but AZ is probably too late in the...
by Blackrock Bullet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Question for BB. Did Bill Belichick reject Drumpf or just go the way the wind was blowing? He's supposed to be a smart guy. What do you think? I’d say he’d have accepted it without the controversy. He saw what way they wind was blowing as you say. Aside from the corporate thing on the NFL side and ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

RTÉ will send the same tubby fellow they did during the summer trying to catch pubs out to try and get an illicit vaccine at this rate.
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Not just about the trends, it’s about how shit the surveillance was. He wildly overestimated how many cases we were catching in April. In terms of the trends, I agree it’s hard for him to model out people going from 2 or 3 contacts to 30. But his modelling had assumed that the hammer of lockdown cou...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

What do people treat Nolan's forecasting number as gospel, like any forecast it give a general direction/trajectory to provide a 'what if' in order for decisions to be made. When they don't come through its not a reason to discredit forecasting or NPHET. If that's referencing my various comments, I...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

What do people treat Nolan's forecasting number as gospel, like any forecast it give a general direction/trajectory to provide a 'what if' in order for decisions to be made. When they don't come through its not a reason to discredit forecasting or NPHET. Because it has directly driven policy, like ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

They should be back at the end of the month and things should start opening from then. They need to also stop referring to 2000 people in the hospital's with Covid. While technically true the vast vast number of them are in hospital for an itchy hole and caught Covid in there and are grand. It's a ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://twitter.com/COVID19DataIE/statu ... 50368?s=20

Good numbers, positivity down to 10%. Our first day of having below 2k "real cases" in 3 weeks.
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

EverReady wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:17 pm We were most definitely not wrong. You were wrong. Definitively.
He doesn't care about all of the old people killed because they refused to come back from their Christmas holidays early to start vaccinating.
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lawrence Okoye is now 29 years old.
Replies: 54
Views: 2186

Re: Lawrence Okoye is now 29 years old.

The gang of lads who have tried the NFL because they liked Madden is funny. Christian Wade still giving it a go as well.
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

TBF it was pretty funny when everybody was having a go at Tones and talking about how conservative we were and then the numbers fúcking exploded so then the thread rapidly moved to talk of the vaccine rollout being shit and then that wasn't so it moved again. That was a bit funny It was actually a ...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

TBF it was pretty funny when everybody was having a go at Tones and talking about how conservative we were and then the numbers fúcking exploded so then the thread rapidly moved to talk of the vaccine rollout being shit and then that wasn't so it moved again. That was a bit funny If only they start...
by Blackrock Bullet
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105286
Views: 3434262

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Yes but it was 10 o’clock at night and they had clearly gone on the look out for people. Optically it looks shit but I don’t think the Coombe should be sourcing people like this last minute. It goes back to the poor planning of this. I pointed out that this was happening in nursing homes two weeks a...