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    reverendo de duivel reacted to David in DCFC Fans x Derby City Mission Food Bank Fundraiser   
    Quick update, whilst on the forum meet we are now up to. £422 which is almost 50% of our target in just over 24hrs.
    That is unbelievable, thank you so much 👏👏
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to David in DCFC Fans x Derby City Mission Food Bank Fundraiser   
    This is a challenging time for us all, and across the country food banks are working hard to maintain the provision of emergency food to those in crisis.

    With donations to Derby City Mission food bank being reduced, and an increase in demand, we know that you, our members will share our belief that those who have the least resources to cope with the Covid-19 crisis must not be forgotten at this time.

    Many families across the county may be forced to rely on food banks for the first time this year, with businesses either closing down or laying off staff.

    If you can, even if it's just the cost of a pie and a pint or even a match ticket, please donate and help us put a meal on a families table tonight.
    https://www.derbycitymission.org.uk/fundraisers/dcfc-fans
     

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    reverendo de duivel reacted to Van Wolfie in New joke thread   
    Once again The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words.
    The winners are:  
    1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
    2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
    3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
    4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
    5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
    6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
    7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
    8. Gargoyle , olive-flavoured mouthwash.
    9. Flatulence (n.), emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
    10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
    11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
    12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
    13. Pokemon , a Rastafarian proctologist.
    14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
    15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
    16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
    The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
    The winners are:
    -Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
    -Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
    -Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
    -Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
    -Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
    - Karmageddon (n): It's like, when everybody is sending off all these Really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
    - Glibido (v): All talk and no action.
    - Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
    - Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.
    And the pick of the literature:
    - Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to TimRam in Bored   
    Probably will if it stops me being bored.
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Pastinaak in Bored   
    Come again?
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to RamNut in Coronavirus   
    Just shut it down for four weeks. What’s the worst outcome? a shortage of biscuits for a few weeks? The alternative could be a corporate manslaughter charge. I can hear the radio adverts now. “Did your employer force you to work during the Coronavirus crisis? If so you could be entitled to compensation.....”
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from jono in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Liberty, the human rights group. 
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Van der MoodHoover in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Liberty, the human rights group. 
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I've always been an anti semititisist myself, they should always be as large as possible.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to Bob The Badger in Coronavirus   
    Seriously, does anybody know @SaintRam well enough to put a call in and let us know he's ok?
    I'm worried.
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Coronavirus   
    A bonus side effect of the measures, apparently far less people are coming down with seasonal flu and other such ailments, due to us all washing our hands more.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to JoetheRam in Coronavirus   
    That I guess is to err on the side of caution and take into account that the reduction in cases will potentially be slower than estimated.
    My personal guess is Monday June 29th will be when lockdown is eased.  Not sure what shape that will take but rough timeline I think will be:
    End of April - Peak Deaths reached
    End of May - Death rate will decline, antibody tests will have started.
    End of June - Antibody tests will have been widely done, anyone who has had the virus will be able to return to work, those who haven't will be advised to remain in lockdown for a further 2 weeks.
    July - peak A&E admissions from alcohol poisoning/fighting.
    This is all just my opinion based on 9 years working in the NHS and what the government is doing.
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from A Ram for All Seasons in Coronavirus   
    A doctor (Sarah Jarvis) on the radio said it's dormant for the first 2 weeks, causes mild to moderate symptoms for a week, then those who haven't shaken it off and continue to worsen tend to spend a week in hospital before dying.
    As for your earlier question, I'll look at it later when I've had a beer or two!
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from i-Ram in Coronavirus   
    A doctor (Sarah Jarvis) on the radio said it's dormant for the first 2 weeks, causes mild to moderate symptoms for a week, then those who haven't shaken it off and continue to worsen tend to spend a week in hospital before dying.
    As for your earlier question, I'll look at it later when I've had a beer or two!
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from G STAR RAM in Coronavirus   
    A doctor (Sarah Jarvis) on the radio said it's dormant for the first 2 weeks, causes mild to moderate symptoms for a week, then those who haven't shaken it off and continue to worsen tend to spend a week in hospital before dying.
    As for your earlier question, I'll look at it later when I've had a beer or two!
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from JoetheRam in Coronavirus   
    A doctor (Sarah Jarvis) on the radio said it's dormant for the first 2 weeks, causes mild to moderate symptoms for a week, then those who haven't shaken it off and continue to worsen tend to spend a week in hospital before dying.
    As for your earlier question, I'll look at it later when I've had a beer or two!
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Mick Brolly in Watchable telly   
    I used to like Line of Duty until tonight's episode.
    I can't believe Vicky McClure snuck a Forest mug into shot, I hope her character gets killed now.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to Paul71 in A weekend at bernies   
    Spend a weekend at bernies and this is what happens
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/02/f1-supremo-bernie-ecclestone-89-become-father-fourth-time-12499701/
    At least we know what he is doing to stop getting bored during lockdown 🙂
     
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Norman in Coronavirus   
    That's always the way, no matter what colour government is in charge.
    We've become so top down and micro managed self initiative is frowned upon.
    Just to use your example above, instead of the fella just cracking on and doing it, a work order probably has to raised. 
    That can only be given to an approved company, whose work would then have to be passed off by an independent specialist.
    Layers of people involved in the simplest job, yet those layers are stripped back when it comes to things like fracking or tower block cladding, where we allow contractors to mark there own homework.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to philmycocu in Coronavirus   
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from 1967Ram in Coronavirus   
    That's always the way, no matter what colour government is in charge.
    We've become so top down and micro managed self initiative is frowned upon.
    Just to use your example above, instead of the fella just cracking on and doing it, a work order probably has to raised. 
    That can only be given to an approved company, whose work would then have to be passed off by an independent specialist.
    Layers of people involved in the simplest job, yet those layers are stripped back when it comes to things like fracking or tower block cladding, where we allow contractors to mark there own homework.
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Coronavirus   
    That's always the way, no matter what colour government is in charge.
    We've become so top down and micro managed self initiative is frowned upon.
    Just to use your example above, instead of the fella just cracking on and doing it, a work order probably has to raised. 
    That can only be given to an approved company, whose work would then have to be passed off by an independent specialist.
    Layers of people involved in the simplest job, yet those layers are stripped back when it comes to things like fracking or tower block cladding, where we allow contractors to mark there own homework.
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    reverendo de duivel got a reaction from Pearl Ram in Coronavirus   
    That's always the way, no matter what colour government is in charge.
    We've become so top down and micro managed self initiative is frowned upon.
    Just to use your example above, instead of the fella just cracking on and doing it, a work order probably has to raised. 
    That can only be given to an approved company, whose work would then have to be passed off by an independent specialist.
    Layers of people involved in the simplest job, yet those layers are stripped back when it comes to things like fracking or tower block cladding, where we allow contractors to mark there own homework.
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to i-Ram in Coronavirus   
    I gave you a hard time 86, not based on the three failings you were/are identifying with, but rather some spurious details you were projecting as facts, and yes that (IMO) it was also constructed in a way that looked like a big stick to spank a Tory Government with.
    The Government clearly needs to be held to account, not just now but for how it might have planned or not planned for a global epidemic over the last 10 years, but I thought today’s press briefing by Hancock, and the two public servants who supported him, was a very useful update and gave me a far greater understanding of the amazing logistics and work being undertaken to keep us as safe as possible. It is an unbelievably huge undertaking. I think it also supported my thoughts that other than Germany and China all other Countries are in exactly the ‘same boat’ regarding shortages of swabs, PPE, ventilators, etc. even including the ‘great’ USA.
    I think only at the end of this can we judge how well our Government has done, properly benchmarking against other major Western Countries. As I say though that is no reason for you, and others, not to keep holding the Government to account, nor for you to stop wanting to stand up and support your friends in the NHS. I have immediate family at the front end, and they do need to be bloody looked after.
    I have to add though that I am pleased you used a feed of a US health employee to emphasise your point today. I think you would struggle to find a similar UK one as our truly great NHS team seem absolutely and stoically focussed on getting this crisis dealt with. Huge respect to them and all key workers doing their bit whilst I sit here on a sofa. 
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    reverendo de duivel reacted to Bob The Badger in Coronavirus   
    anybody know how @SaintRam is?
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