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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66
    Nah, and they've about-turned on the booze, seems it was problematic. It's better for people to be drunk and violent, than for the violent drunks to not have alcohol and suffer withdrawal.



    https://www.thelocal.fr/20200324/fre...uring-lockdown

    All drunks are violent? Or perhaps it's a more nuanced issue than that?

    But Paradis says a sudden move to cut off alcohol sales would lead to bad health outcomes and possibly add to the burden of a healthcare system already under strain. "For Canadians with severe alcohol abuse disorder, going into withdrawal with little access to medical care could have serious consequences," she said. "It's very important that people who quit drinking do so under medical supervision, which would be very difficult to do right now."
    Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, made similar comments, saying if access to booze was cut off, it would "lead to pretty significant health consequences."
    https://youtu.be/vZcuMUwZuDY?t=2029

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    I'm sure he'll be happy to have won the challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal
    All drunks are violent? Or perhaps it's a more nuanced issue than that?
    It's always "nuanced" when it involves domestic violence...

    but a wee correction, or appeal to reading comprehension, the phrase "the violent drunks" implies that there are other drunks who are not violent. One might have hoped that not every statement on here needs 10 qualifying clauses, but perhaps I should have known better

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66
    It's always "nuanced" when it involves domestic violence...

    but a wee correction, or appeal to reading comprehension, the phrase "the violent drunks" implies that there are other drunks who are not violent. One might have hoped that not every statement on here needs 10 qualifying clauses, but perhaps I should have known better
    What else are you the moral authority on? Porn, alcohol, _______, & _______?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack55
    Well that's embarassing! China was also calling this a donation when in fact Czech paid for them.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/w...chs-are-faulty
    Any idea how the figure of 80% faulty was established? Did they also test eveyone with a reliable test? If so, how did they know which test was correct and which was faulty. Best of three?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyresmoke
    Any idea how the figure of 80% faulty was established? Did they also test eveyone with a reliable test? If so, how did they know which test was correct and which was faulty. Best of three?
    I was wondering the same thing. The only thing I can think is they sample tested against an already approved test. I am dubious about the claim to be honest.
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    Shameful behaviour by some big construction contractors in the UK.

    Refusing to shut down building sites and waiting until their sub-contractors fall behind schedule (sensible sub-contract workers may choose to stay at home; responsible sub-contract employers may suspend work on sites that they consider unsafe) and then blame the sub-contractors for causing delay to completion of the project.

    Then the big contractors can impose liquidated damages (penalties in other words) on their sub-contractors - often ££ hundreds of thousands - for finishing late, so as to save their own big contractor financial arses.

    Sorry if I sound bitter but my business and mission in life is to try to prevent widespread injustices like this in the construction industry. They make my blood boil.

    https://www.constructionenquirer.com...ubcontractors/


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    If a construction site is open air there seems little reason to avoid working on it and people need money these days so it doesn't seem unreasonable to insist they rock up.

    Indoors or crowded environments are different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    I was wondering the same thing. The only thing I can think is they sample tested against an already approved test. I am dubious about the claim to be honest.
    Also reported in Spain, not sure if it's the same supplier. The supplier to Spain has offered to replace all the tests....

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dipl...est-kits-spain

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