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    i-Ram got a reaction from 1967Ram in Coronavirus   
    Great post, and I really was not wishing to shut down debate. My guidance to @G STAR RAM was more to ward him off making himself unpopular by winding up loads of posters on this thread with an issue that no one at this point could prove or disprove. Not enough data is available. I greatly enjoy the counter-arguments that GSR often puts forward, in fact he is one of my favourite posters in here -@86 Schmokes & a Pancake too, although he might not believe that - but yesterday evening l just felt he needed to take some time out.
    I sincerely hope GSR keeps posting on this thread, and in time we get some reliable data that supports the empirical evidence.
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    i-Ram reacted to Inverurie Ram in Who’s legs....   
    ............next..........Who's Legless?

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    i-Ram reacted to Chester40 in Coronavirus   
    A commendable post, I find it helpful to discuss things here in a relatively emotionless void to help me process things that are still fortunately fairly arms length for me. 
    As an example, I have a close friend who was diagnosed with cancer in October. It's unclear how serious it is, but every next treatment /test /scan seems to suggest it ain't good. I can't help thinking of her a lot. She was struggling terribly as each crossroad seemed to be a wrong turn. She is now being pretty isolated too which is hard and gives her too much time to think. Initially as the virus started to spread, she must have thought 'stop moaning everyone, be glad you haven't got real problems'. 
    Obviously she is now dealing with the duel concerns of appointments being cancelled, treatment delays and the threat of contracting the virus if she goes to hospital or gets further interventions (very much so and she is now getting treatment at home). 
    She is also getting towards the time her sick pay will run out. Her husband is self employed and is now at home not earning. Her daughter is in her last year of University and due to complete training and look for work and everything is now up in the air for her but she can't come home as Mum is self isolating. 
    There are no winners here. Everyone has stuff that is pushing them one way or the other and it's good we can respect each other's personal circumstances even if our own situation puts our needs at odds with their's at times. 
     
     
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    i-Ram got a reaction from richinspain in Coronavirus   
    Great post, and I really was not wishing to shut down debate. My guidance to @G STAR RAM was more to ward him off making himself unpopular by winding up loads of posters on this thread with an issue that no one at this point could prove or disprove. Not enough data is available. I greatly enjoy the counter-arguments that GSR often puts forward, in fact he is one of my favourite posters in here -@86 Schmokes & a Pancake too, although he might not believe that - but yesterday evening l just felt he needed to take some time out.
    I sincerely hope GSR keeps posting on this thread, and in time we get some reliable data that supports the empirical evidence.
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    i-Ram reacted to WhiteHorseRam in Coronavirus   
    eh?
    Who are you? Go and play up your own end.
    More i-Nan than i-Ram obviously ..... 🙂
    I am glad @G STAR RAM is back here, and as for @86 Schmokes & a Pancake he is one of them Oxford Ram freaks, watch out for them.
    Now go back to your knitting.
     
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Chester40 in Coronavirus   
    Great post, and I really was not wishing to shut down debate. My guidance to @G STAR RAM was more to ward him off making himself unpopular by winding up loads of posters on this thread with an issue that no one at this point could prove or disprove. Not enough data is available. I greatly enjoy the counter-arguments that GSR often puts forward, in fact he is one of my favourite posters in here -@86 Schmokes & a Pancake too, although he might not believe that - but yesterday evening l just felt he needed to take some time out.
    I sincerely hope GSR keeps posting on this thread, and in time we get some reliable data that supports the empirical evidence.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from WhiteHorseRam in Coronavirus   
    Great post, and I really was not wishing to shut down debate. My guidance to @G STAR RAM was more to ward him off making himself unpopular by winding up loads of posters on this thread with an issue that no one at this point could prove or disprove. Not enough data is available. I greatly enjoy the counter-arguments that GSR often puts forward, in fact he is one of my favourite posters in here -@86 Schmokes & a Pancake too, although he might not believe that - but yesterday evening l just felt he needed to take some time out.
    I sincerely hope GSR keeps posting on this thread, and in time we get some reliable data that supports the empirical evidence.
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    i-Ram reacted to G STAR RAM in Coronavirus   
    FTFY
    But thanks for clarifying your stance 👍
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    i-Ram reacted to RamNut in Who’s legs....   
    Ok...
    1 Dave Mackay - @Inverurie Ram
    2 Tommy Johnson - @baiano27
    3 kris commons - @Steve How Hard?, @QuitYourJibbaJivin, @baiano27
    4 Craig Bryson - @QuitYourJibbaJivin
    5 mason mount - @QuitYourJibbaJivin
    6 Craig Forsyth - @JamRam
    7 John brayford - @QuitYourJibbaJivin, @baiano27
    8 will Hughes - @JamRam
    9 Jayden bogle - @QuitYourJibbaJivin, @baiano27, @David
    10 Wayne Rooney - @QuitYourJibbaJivin, @baiano27
     
    WELL DONE.
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    i-Ram reacted to admira in Who’s legs....   
    Those were the answers I came up with too 
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    i-Ram reacted to ViewsFromTheMiddle in Random stuff that cheers me up thread   
    My third nephew being born.
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    i-Ram reacted to ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2020   
    According to wiki, Dad was a toolmaker and his Mom was a nurse. Passed exams to get into a free Grammar school, went to Leeds uni and went in to become a top lawyer.
    Anyone who suggests he is not 'working class' enough is clearly wrong. He has excellent credentials in my eyes...came from a modest background, worked hard and did well for himself. I would assume he will be interested in promoting social mobility whilst also been sympathetic to working people.
    Much preferable credentials than Dad was rich, went to Eton and Oxbridge, got job as journalist due to connections, got sacked for lying etc etc.
    I think you need some experience of real life in order to lead properly. Having everything given to you on a plate doesn't seem like the best preparation to lead the country. 
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    i-Ram reacted to Paul71 in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I agree. I wonder what Labour will be called now New New Labour?, New Old Labour?, New Labour Part Deux? The Labour Party Strikes Back? The Wrath of Labour? Keir Starmer and the Temple of Boom?
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    i-Ram reacted to maxjam in The Politics Thread 2020   
    In what might be a brief respite from coronavirus chat, according to The Guardian Sir Keir Starmer is set to be announced the new Labour Leader.  A lot of twitter is okay with that but there is a sizeable pro-Corbyn far left lot that already can't stand him. 
    Personally, I think its a good move.  The loony left have been running to show for far to long, championing fringe ideologies, excluding moderates and shutting down free speech to the point of silencing and shaming regular people that dare to think differently.  When during the run up to the election, you see normally intelligent people squirming, unable to define the word 'woman' you know the lunatics have taken over the assylum.
    He may not be as radical as Corbyn, but imo he has the potential to make Labour electable again - or at least provide a more credible opposition, which has surely got to be a benefit to us all.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Pastinaak in Bored   
    @Pastinaak I’ve been keeping tabs on your activities over the last few days and wonder if you are plaster bored?
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    i-Ram reacted to Chester40 in Coronavirus   
    Obviously am going against the grain,  but its the corona thread so where else can someone ask  'where is the evidence that a 3...6.. 12 week lockdown isn't an over-reaction'? . 
    I will do as I am told, and by the worldwide general reaction I would assume this is based on very good thinking. 
    But I still believe there is  debate to be had, which will have to intensify as the restrictions have to be lifted at some point, so are you saying those deaths become 'meaningless' when that happens? 
    I have a Grandparent who can't be buried properly, a member of my family has lost their job and another's business could well go under and they could lose their house. I have read and can understand how you rightly have your own personal concerns for your immediate family's health, but everyone has their own fears and pressures and they are entitled to discuss and state them if they are not abusive. 
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    i-Ram reacted to G STAR RAM in Coronavirus   
    To those thinking of visiting elderly relatives this week, as tempting as it is, if you've followed the social distancing guidelines, you are probably 7 to 14 days away from being 99.9% sure that you havent got the virus.
    I'm desperate to see my family. But for the sake of an extra week or two I think it's a sacrifice worth making rather than risk passing them the virus and living with the guilt of that for the rest of my life if anything happened to them.
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    i-Ram reacted to Archied in Coronavirus   
    Come on mate ,people might just be trying to keep their heads as straight as they can 
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    i-Ram got a reaction from secretsquirrel in Coronavirus   
    I think buddy, on a day when two young nurses in their 30’s have lost their lives help fight this virus, let’s run with the empirical evidence rather than wind people up seeking answers no one on here is able to give.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in Coronavirus   
    I think buddy, on a day when two young nurses in their 30’s have lost their lives help fight this virus, let’s run with the empirical evidence rather than wind people up seeking answers no one on here is able to give.
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    i-Ram reacted to jono in The Politics Thread 2020   
    3M = Minesota Mining and Manufacturing. Kind of upper mid west rather than strictly wild, but there you go. 
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    i-Ram reacted to SchtivePesley in Coronavirus   
    Agreed - don't feel bad for musing out loud in here. I think we need this sort of platform for our own sanity. Hopefully you'll feel differently tomorrow @G STAR RAM. I always appreciate reading your input, even when I 100% disagree :)
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    i-Ram got a reaction from SchtivePesley in Coronavirus   
    Yeah, get in to the politics thread and please start pulling a few chains with them bloody socialist (anti-capitalist) types 👀
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Van Gritters in Coronavirus   
    Yeah, get in to the politics thread and please start pulling a few chains with them bloody socialist (anti-capitalist) types 👀
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Angry Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Interesting discussion piece - will this virus see the fragmentation, indeed split-up, of the EU:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52135816
    Not simply an economics matter; how are member states in reality pulling together to help each other at a time of crisis.
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