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Bryan Morris wrote:
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Bryan Morris wrote:


There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.



Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you


As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

Ahh the generation who just because they happened to be around in short
trousers at school at some point between 1939 and 1945 makes them the equal
of blokes in tanks in the desert or drowning in the North Atlantic and have
spent a lifetime since spouting about how “they”won the war in the
reflected glory of efforts genuinely earn’t by their parents and
grandparents , not a few of them anxious to finally have a chance to stick
one over on the Hun themselves voted for Brexit as if the UK was still in a
shooting war with Germany and the EU was all a plot to reverse what
happened in 1945.


Now that’s a political point to keep you occupied for a bit.

GH


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On Thu, 7 May 2020 18:09:14 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.

Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.

I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.


But any readers of this group, to whom your observations were
originally addressed, and who might actually find such information
useful, are still completely in the dark.


You seem to think I care about who knows I took the tube. Unlike you I'm not
concerned with the BTP kicking down mhy front door and dragging me off to
the nick for Breaking LockDown Rules (cue juvenile emotional blackmail public
information broadcast full of sad serious looking NHS workers wagging a
metaphorical finger and happy pensioners who've dodged a bullet).

As I've said before, the lockdown is a joke, sweden has now proved it beyond
doubt yet the spineless buffoon in Number 10 seems intent on dragging this
country into an economic abyss in order to save the lives of a few pensioners
who'll soon die of natural causes anyway and some tubbies who only have
themselves to blame for their poor health.


That's all very interesting I'm sure. However I was merely pointing out that
whether or not the carriages were nice and empty as they were in your case,
would presumably depend on the time of day your journey was made. So that
without any such information, your otherwise helpful suggestion that others
might care to follow your example, is of very little use I'm afraid.


michael adams

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In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all
nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been
reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of
VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.



Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you

As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

But of course all you want to do is try to make some cheap political
point.


What political point was I making? It was an entirely non-political
remark. You're the one who's trying to make it political, and being
thoroughly offensive in the process.

I don't recall ever being impolite to you (not that you're a regular here),
so what's brought this sudden attack on?


I was active on Usenet in the nineties and noughties , largely on
(though not exclusively) uk.*, Demon.*, alt.*, and soc.* newsgroups
which were thriving. Though there were trolls and unnecessary cross
posting things were generally good natured and in fact some ISPs even
suspended users from posting to groups if they proved to be causing
problems.

Those days are long gone.

I sometimes browse some groups (including this one) and found that the
majority of Usenet posters are now the same ones on all. Posting often
just to prove they can, cross posting (WTF has an amateur radio group
got to do with politics) just because they can. I can see why the late
{R} (who I think may have coined the phrase ****wit) formed ULM I popped
into uk.legal recently and saw that the trolls, ****wits, crossposters
were still there.

Then yesterday I saw this row on uk.net.news.management. The same
****wits (tm) again, there, running the uk.* Committee, with nothing
better to do than sit all day on their arses posting nonsense to Usenet.

The same ****wits I see have now latched on to this sub thread. The
"superior beings" who are anti anything this government does, hate
Brexit, hate Tories, full of their own sense of importance. Thinking
that "so what if a few oldies die, I'm young enough not to be affected
by Covid-19, why should I be locked down"

God knows how 75+ years ago , had Usenet been around like it is today,
one could have got on with these ****wits criticising everything that
the UK was doing in W.W.II

So yes, Recliner, I'm ****ed off how Usenet has become and political
point scoring about those cruel Tories not supporting care homes.

Rant over for the moment
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Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all
nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been
reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of
VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.



Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you

As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

But of course all you want to do is try to make some cheap political
point.


What political point was I making? It was an entirely non-political
remark. You're the one who's trying to make it political, and being
thoroughly offensive in the process.

I don't recall ever being impolite to you (not that you're a regular here),
so what's brought this sudden attack on?


I was active on Usenet in the nineties and noughties , largely on
(though not exclusively) uk.*, Demon.*, alt.*, and soc.* newsgroups
which were thriving. Though there were trolls and unnecessary cross
posting things were generally good natured and in fact some ISPs even
suspended users from posting to groups if they proved to be causing
problems.

Those days are long gone.

I sometimes browse some groups (including this one) and found that the
majority of Usenet posters are now the same ones on all. Posting often
just to prove they can, cross posting (WTF has an amateur radio group
got to do with politics) just because they can. I can see why the late
{R} (who I think may have coined the phrase ****wit) formed ULM I popped
into uk.legal recently and saw that the trolls, ****wits, crossposters
were still there.

Then yesterday I saw this row on uk.net.news.management. The same
****wits (tm) again, there, running the uk.* Committee, with nothing
better to do than sit all day on their arses posting nonsense to Usenet.

The same ****wits I see have now latched on to this sub thread. The
"superior beings" who are anti anything this government does, hate
Brexit, hate Tories, full of their own sense of importance. Thinking
that "so what if a few oldies die, I'm young enough not to be affected
by Covid-19, why should I be locked down"

God knows how 75+ years ago , had Usenet been around like it is today,
one could have got on with these ****wits criticising everything that
the UK was doing in W.W.II

So yes, Recliner, I'm ****ed off how Usenet has become and political
point scoring about those cruel Tories not supporting care homes.

Rant over for the moment


You seem to think it's politics to criticise government performance: some
of us feel free to criticise incompetent governments of all flavours. You
seem to think it's OK to be useless as long as they're all Brexiteers. But
you'd be erupting in criticism if it was a Remainer government. Well, I
don't agree. Like most governments, this one has got some things right, and
some wrong, and it's nothing to do with ideology. I don't think Matt
Hancock is a great health secretary, but most of the problems aren't his
fault.

There is no doubt that there's a care home crisis right now, partly because
of a long-term failure to reach a political consensus on how to fund them
properly. It wasn't caused by the current government, and May's attempt to
do something about it was shot down by Labour. Labour didn't fix it either,
and nor did the Coalition.

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In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all
nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents
party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been
reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of
VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the
last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.



Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you

As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

But of course all you want to do is try to make some cheap political
point.

What political point was I making? It was an entirely non-political
remark. You're the one who's trying to make it political, and being
thoroughly offensive in the process.

I don't recall ever being impolite to you (not that you're a regular here),
so what's brought this sudden attack on?


I was active on Usenet in the nineties and noughties , largely on
(though not exclusively) uk.*, Demon.*, alt.*, and soc.* newsgroups
which were thriving. Though there were trolls and unnecessary cross
posting things were generally good natured and in fact some ISPs even
suspended users from posting to groups if they proved to be causing
problems.

Those days are long gone.

I sometimes browse some groups (including this one) and found that the
majority of Usenet posters are now the same ones on all. Posting often
just to prove they can, cross posting (WTF has an amateur radio group
got to do with politics) just because they can. I can see why the late
{R} (who I think may have coined the phrase ****wit) formed ULM I popped
into uk.legal recently and saw that the trolls, ****wits, crossposters
were still there.

Then yesterday I saw this row on uk.net.news.management. The same
****wits (tm) again, there, running the uk.* Committee, with nothing
better to do than sit all day on their arses posting nonsense to Usenet.

The same ****wits I see have now latched on to this sub thread. The
"superior beings" who are anti anything this government does, hate
Brexit, hate Tories, full of their own sense of importance. Thinking
that "so what if a few oldies die, I'm young enough not to be affected
by Covid-19, why should I be locked down"

God knows how 75+ years ago , had Usenet been around like it is today,
one could have got on with these ****wits criticising everything that
the UK was doing in W.W.II

So yes, Recliner, I'm ****ed off how Usenet has become and political
point scoring about those cruel Tories not supporting care homes.

Rant over for the moment


You seem to think it's politics to criticise government performance: some
of us feel free to criticise incompetent governments of all flavours. You
seem to think it's OK to be useless as long as they're all Brexiteers. But
you'd be erupting in criticism if it was a Remainer government. Well, I
don't agree. Like most governments, this one has got some things right, and
some wrong, and it's nothing to do with ideology. I don't think Matt
Hancock is a great health secretary, but most of the problems aren't his
fault.

There is no doubt that there's a care home crisis right now, partly because
of a long-term failure to reach a political consensus on how to fund them
properly. It wasn't caused by the current government, and May's attempt to
do something about it was shot down by Labour. Labour didn't fix it either,
and nor did the Coalition.


In the eighties I was, for a time, opposition spokesman on Social
Services in a loony left London Local Authority and used to spend many
weekends making surprise visits to Council owned residential homes
including care homes (and children in care) and then reported back to
the Director of Social Services and have always felt that care workers
are born, not made. There were good, there were bad, homes.

Unlike Hospitals where most (though not all) are run by the NHS.
Residential Care Homes are run by Local Authorities, by private
individuals, by charities, by religious organisations, In my
professional life I even had a client who had this large house which he
decided to turn into a care home - he then moved to Devon and opened
another care home there (his "day job" was as a jazz musician) yes there
were rules and regulations about running homes but nearly anyone can own
a care home.

Almost by definition, care homes contain people who are vulnerable to
diseases. People who often are even unaware of what is going on around
them. Unlike Hospitals, there is no central reporting where causes of
death can be centrally reported.

National Governments can bring in rules and regulations but they don't
control them. There is no "National Care Service"

Care homes are not hospitals, they are not used to have to use PPE, they
and their owners , whoever they may be, are responsible for purchasing
supplies of whatever they need by way of medical equipment.

It is very easy for those who wish to find fault with a government to
blame them for something they, in fact, have no direct control over.
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In message , at 15:03:55 on Fri, 8 May 2020,
Roland Perry remarked:
In message , at 14:47:15 on Fri, 8 May
2020, Bryan Morris remarked:

millions of people who were children during WW II would remember what
it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters.


Anyone who was 12 in 1945 would be fully up to speed with the
situation. So that's 87 or older. Many who were younger than that.


BBC's poster child on the evening news was a lady who was 8yrs old on VE
day.

No doubt someone can look up how many people are 87+

Who were in some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their
parents have no known graves


Or Brits evacuated *to* villages around England.


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"Bryan Morris" wrote in message
...

Care homes are not hospitals, they are not used to have to use PPE, they
and their owners , whoever they may be, are responsible for purchasing
supplies of whatever they need by way of medical equipment.

It is very easy for those who wish to find fault with a government to blame
them for something they, in fact, have no direct control over.


quote

Social care has risen as a share of local authority service spending -
excluding education and public health - from 34% in 2009-10 to 41% in 2017-18,
the IFS* found.

/quote

https://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news...s-social-care1


quote

Alongside central government funding cuts of nearly 50% since 2010-11, local
authorities are facing strong demand and cost pressures, and no reduction in their
statutory obligations to provide services

/quote

https://www.nao.org.uk/naoblog/local...nment-in-2019/ (**)



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On Fri, 8 May 2020 19:27:00 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
You seem to think I care about who knows I took the tube. Unlike you I'm not
concerned with the BTP kicking down mhy front door and dragging me off to
the nick for Breaking LockDown Rules (cue juvenile emotional blackmail public


information broadcast full of sad serious looking NHS workers wagging a
metaphorical finger and happy pensioners who've dodged a bullet).

As I've said before, the lockdown is a joke, sweden has now proved it beyond
doubt yet the spineless buffoon in Number 10 seems intent on dragging this
country into an economic abyss in order to save the lives of a few pensioners


who'll soon die of natural causes anyway and some tubbies who only have
themselves to blame for their poor health.


That's all very interesting I'm sure. However I was merely pointing out that
whether or not the carriages were nice and empty as they were in your case,
would presumably depend on the time of day your journey was made. So that
without any such information, your otherwise helpful suggestion that others
might care to follow your example, is of very little use I'm afraid.


I went into town about 12.30 and came back around 2.30. At one point I
literally had an entire piccadilly line train to myself apart from the driver.
It was quite bizarre.

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On Fri, 8 May 2020 20:05:57 +0100
Bryan Morris wrote:
So yes, Recliner, I'm ****ed off how Usenet has become and political
point scoring about those cruel Tories not supporting care homes.

Rant over for the moment


I think the reason for a lot of it is that politicians have become a lot
like CEOs - they come out with a lot of fancy words with little to back them
up and are quite happy to take the plaudits for when things go right, but
when things go wrong suddenly its all someone elses fault. That gets up a lot
of peoples noses. If you need an example look how Boris & Co were making a
big deal about that PPE from Turkey, yet when it turned out to be faulty (how
the f**k can you screw up making a simple gown?) there were lots of umms and
ahhs and no one taking the blame for not ordering it to be checked before it
left turkey.

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On Fri, 8 May 2020 20:05:57 +0100
Bryan Morris wrote:
So yes, Recliner, I'm ****ed off how Usenet has become and political
point scoring about those cruel Tories not supporting care homes.

Rant over for the moment


I think the reason for a lot of it is that politicians have become a lot
like CEOs - they come out with a lot of fancy words with little to back them
up and are quite happy to take the plaudits for when things go right, but
when things go wrong suddenly its all someone elses fault. That gets up a lot
of peoples noses. If you need an example look how Boris & Co were making a
big deal about that PPE from Turkey, yet when it turned out to be faulty (how
the f**k can you screw up making a simple gown?) there were lots of umms and
ahhs and no one taking the blame for not ordering it to be checked before it
left turkey.



Yes, and the testing saga in similar. We clearly were testing far too few
people, not even front-line NHS staff or elderly people turned out of
hospitals into care homes. So Matt Hancock rashly promises to be testing
100,000 a day by the end of April, which was a dreamed-up and, as it turns
out, unachievable, target.

But he changed the definition of 'testing' just before the target date, so
he could claim to have met it. But it was a lie: the actual number of
*tests* being conducted by then (which is itself a higher number than the
number of people being tested) was actually about 80,000 per day.

The actual number of *people* being tested per day is around 60-70k. That's
certainly a very big improvement, but he's lost a lot of his already weak
credibility by first dreaming up an impossible target, then missing it,
then lying about supposedly achieving it. Why should anyone believe him the
next time?



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