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by ovalball
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Grand National
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: The Grand National

Sefton wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:37 pm
feckwanker wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:40 pm Irish 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the British Grand National :lol:
There is no British Grand National.
:thumbup:

The Grand National

Much like:

The Open
by ovalball
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Grand National
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: The Grand National

Who are people backing? Any Second Now Good man what did you get him at Not sure. My daughter put the bet on for me - we only do it to have a horse to follow - so only a very small wager. I was the only one, of the eight of us, to get a place - but we had 3 that finished. I reckon Any Second Now wo...
by ovalball
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

I fancy Sale for this one. Wasps should have beaten Rochelle and Sales are in much better form.
by ovalball
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Grand National
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: The Grand National

Munster-fogs wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:31 am Who are people backing?
Any Second Now
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12611

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Zico wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:06 pm I don't follow the English club games, apart from keeping an eye out for LI.

How are Exeter going this year?
2nd in the Premiership but hadn't been playing that well - albeit it's hard to tell during the 6N because teams get affected by call ups.
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

And now the EU is trying to discredit the J&J vaccine. They will probably end up with Lemsip and a wank. Are we really going to play this game again? After the actions of health bodies around the world, including the UK, have done the same as the EU countries (not EU, the EMA actually advised again...
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Beast beaches are local and empty of other people, other people spoil beaches. So most anything east of the Ohiwa harbour entrance. I don't really want a deserted beach - like to see some people there enjoying themselves. Don't want it crowded, obviously. It's one of the things I like about Mudefor...
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 487
Views: 12522

Re: Prince Philip Gone

RIP

But now we have to put up with press and hangers on, all fawning over the Royal Family for an age - telling us what a great chap he was, ad nauseum. There'll be countless programmes showing us the story of his life blah blah blah. It's all very tedious.
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Oh, and why on earth would you trust the current regime on the scope of vaccine passports etc. They have lied at every stage of lock down and release from lockdown. An example would be the Euro’s this year, which its been announced will only be played in front of 25% crowds even though they’re post...
by ovalball
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 49
Views: 1914

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Tested negative a couple of weeks ago - unsurprisngly since I've been shielding for most of the last year. Had an absolute stinker of a cold just before Covid 1st took off in the UK but haven't haven't even had a sniffle since then. Had my 1st shot of AZ about 2 months ago and I'm no longer on Immun...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

How do you know wearing masks hasn't reduced transmission? You could only conclude that with the same conditions being examined with and without which obviously isn't possible. As for masks stopping aerosols. No one has said they stop them. They've said they're reduced in distance traveled and ther...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Again, if you are going to overcrowded and polluted beaches you are going to the wrong places. I'm glad we're agreed that the Mediterranean is generally not a great place to find a nice beach. I wouldn't exactly kick beaches in Corsica or Sardinia out of Med ;) I actually prefer Rocky beaches - a n...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

How do you know wearing masks hasn't reduced transmission? You could only conclude that with the same conditions being examined with and without which obviously isn't possible. As for masks stopping aerosols. No one has said they stop them. They've said they're reduced in distance traveled and ther...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

A couple of the many beautiful beaches in Crete - The Med has some fantastic beaches

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by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

1. Australia 2. Seychelles 3. Daylight 4. Ireland 5. Cornwall 6. Taupo 7. Croatia 8. Baja 9. SE Asian beaches 10. New Zealand 11. Spain Updated. Any list, that doesn't include Wales (Gower Peninsula), is incomplete. And, Dorset, in England has some great beaches including the Jurassic coastline. We...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I linked why yellow fever is treated as it is. As I said the comparisons with covid are extremely facile. I’ve of course not said “open everything” etc, but you have to make a dishonest characterisation to avoid any actual non facile thoughts regarding this. How would you, Bimbo, recommend to move ...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I'm sorry, why are we debating this. You get vaccinated, or you get lined up against the wall and shot. “I think that pregnant women should be shot” At least of course you’ve got to the end bit of the Nuremberg code. You think that pregnant women should be shot????!!!??? None of the vaccines are te...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

DAC, I assume your child is healthy. He’s also not on the pill, so clots aren’t likely. What do you think the vaccine will actually do to him? Autism? Death? Why do you want my son injected with a vaccination? I don’t. But it’s looking increasingly likely that the only way out of this pandemic is g...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Which vaccine? And, no it should not be mandatory. And it shouldn’t be coerced by restrictions either, but that looks possible. No, it shouldn't. Restrictions are almost inevitable - e.g. for travel overseas. You still have a choice though. Overseas travel - fair enough, I guess. I think there's so...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

eldanielfire wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:18 pm
ovalball wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:46 pm

I know, I know - and have said the same many times - it's why I have the loon on ignore. You simply can't argue with Stupid.
We both do it anyway :lol:
Guilty :lol: Unfortunately, responding to the loons does seem to just encourage them to carry on stinking up the thread.
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

We could always make having the vaccine mandatory for adults, unless you have a medical condition. That way we won't need the passports. Which vaccine? And, no it should not be mandatory. And it shouldn’t be coerced by restrictions either, but that looks possible. No, it shouldn't. Restrictions are...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

We could always make having the vaccine mandatory for adults, unless you have a medical condition. That way we won't need the passports. Which vaccine? And, no it should not be mandatory. Nah - circumstances would have to far more extreme to warrant mandatory vaccinations. That doesn't mean that re...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Don't use fear on me. There are numerous reasons for the deaths in Brazil and they should not be used as a justification for injecting my 7 year old. Sounds like you're living in fear already, even whilst living in denial about the dangers of Covid. The only fear I have is from people who think my ...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

We've had the conversation before about life expectancies. Some people were robbed of a whole 6 months of life in the UK. I'm not sure and will need to check but the covid death rate age in Scotland was actually HIGHER than the normal expected death rate. Tell that to the families of the 4000+ peop...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I can imagine, however, it wouldn't be as bad for me as not being able to potentially go to a shop unless I've had a state sponsored product injected into my arm for a virus that doesn't seem to be that dangerous at all. Not to mention them wanting to do it to my 7 year old son. Yeah, not that dang...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-variants-viral-mutation-and-covid-19-vaccines-the-science-you-need-to-understand-153771 Cheers that's a decent read. I think that ot's a bit disingenuous to suggest certain posters ignore evidence at times. Certain posters can not critically appraise academic...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I'd like to hope so. It would be a bit of a challenge going up against the Corporate world, to whom more access to even more of our data would no doubt be profitable but I think pointing out the potential slippery slope we're on would definitely be worthwhile. Didn't happen during Brexit - both sid...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

You think that would happen in a Referendum I'd like to hope so. It would be a bit of a challenge going up against the Corporate world, to whom more access to even more of our data would no doubt be profitable but I think pointing out the potential slippery slope we're on would definitely be worthw...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Majority view might favour capital punishment for murder, castration for rapists, hanging for traitors, abolition of religious slaughter, and vaccine passports. And Brexit............... Are you still hurting? Get onto Twitter. Get a #FBPE. Fight the good fight. I'm not hurting at all - I'm retired...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

You think that would happen in a Referendum I'd like to hope so. It would be a bit of a challenge going up against the Corporate world, to whom more access to even more of our data would no doubt be profitable but I think pointing out the potential slippery slope we're on would definitely be worthw...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Mick Mannock wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:05 pm Majority view might favour capital punishment for murder, castration for rapists, hanging for traitors, abolition of religious slaughter, and vaccine passports.
And Brexit...............
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Because what you've described wouldn't be out of place in 1950's USSR. What I suggested was very much a liberal right-wing ideology. Everyone gets to choose for themself and nobody gets to dictate how anyone else behaves, least of all the State. That's the opposite of authoritarian and it's most ce...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Because what you've described wouldn't be out of place in 1950's USSR. What I suggested was very much a liberal right-wing ideology. Everyone gets to choose for themself and nobody gets to dictate how anyone else behaves, least of all the State. That's the opposite of authoritarian and it's most ce...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

A different question. If our phones are going to hold the Vaccine Passport. What happens if a phone is lost or stolen and access is gained to that phone. Isn't that a breach of medical confidentiality? Yes - the thief would be breaking the law :shock: Using the most recent annual results from the C...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

DAC_ wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:27 pm A different question.

If our phones are going to hold the Vaccine Passport.

What happens if a phone is lost or stolen and access is gained to that phone. Isn't that a breach of medical confidentiality?
Yes - the thief would be breaking the law :shock:
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-variants-viral-mutation-and-covid-19-vaccines-the-science-you-need-to-understand-153771 Cheers that's a decent read. I think that ot's a bit disingenuous to suggest certain posters ignore evidence at times. Certain posters can not critically appraise academic...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

How did it burn down, vandalism? Yep - see the Daily Mail link on my previous post. Idiots got caught because they fell asleep in one of the huts and didn't wake up until people had arrived to investigate. The amount of damage they did ran into £ many hundreds of thousands. Shame because all around...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Mudeford Sand Spit is very nice. Doesn't get too crowded because, to get there, you either have to get a Ferry or walk about a mile - no cars allowed. My sister has/had/will have a Beach hut there - cost about the price of a decent 3 bed house. It's more of a cabin than a hut and, whilst pretty smal...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I’m most interested in immunity status. Is there any evidence that you only get Covid once? Like chicken pox? No. Immunity seems to vane after a while and some people already have had COVID twice. We may need to be vaccinated year, or every six months. We do not know yet how long the immunity provi...
by ovalball
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent Posted on the UCSF website, authored by epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, and infectious disease specialist Peter Chin-Hong, MD. They actually have a whole chapter dedicated to the st...