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2020-10-19 7:39:44 PM  
What's going on in this thread?
 
2020-10-19 7:53:57 PM  
Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year
 
2020-10-19 11:45:55 PM  
Somebody shouted "McIntyre."
 
2020-10-19 11:49:29 PM  
Coronavirus: Ireland's PM announces six-week lockdown - 'If we pull together, we'll be able to celebrate Christmas'

In other news, the PM of Ireland forgot Thanksgiving and American football. I'm not voting for that dummy.
 
2020-10-19 11:51:12 PM  
 
2020-10-19 11:51:17 PM  
Bloody big meters they're using!
 
2020-10-19 11:51:18 PM  

Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year


To be fair...who wants to deal with kids all day long.
 
2020-10-19 11:51:42 PM  
And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?
 
2020-10-19 11:56:17 PM  
"It won't be the same Christmas as we have enjoyed in years past, but if we follow the spirit of these new rules, it will be a very special time and give us some respite from the hardship of the past seven months."

It must be nice, being the PM of a people who can bear the thought of short-term sacrifice for long-term gain.
 
2020-10-19 11:57:05 PM  

ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?


Because almost every country ended theirs too soon.
 
2020-10-19 11:59:27 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: Why won't these crazy Europeans listen to the experts

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.​com/amp/2020/10/15/lockdowns-should-be​-last-resort-whos-europe-chief-says.ht​ml


Lockdowns are sort of last-resort by nature. What would come next? Executing the sick?
 
2020-10-20 12:01:17 AM  

ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?


Lockdowns work if they're done properly (see: New Zealand).

Problem is most countries are creating too many exemptions to the rules, and too many people refusing to stay the fark home, so the virus never has a chance to thoroughly and properly die off before everything gets reopened.
 
2020-10-20 12:12:21 AM  

Murkanen: ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?

Lockdowns work if they're done properly (see: New Zealand).

Problem is most countries are creating too many exemptions to the rules, and too many people refusing to stay the fark home, so the virus never has a chance to thoroughly and properly die off before everything gets reopened.


This.  Until there's a safe, effective vaccine, the best way to fight this pandemic is for as many people to stay the fark home as possible.

What every country SHOULD be doing is paying people to stay the fark home, paying businesses to stay the fark closed, and enforcing mask regulations, just for starters.
 
2020-10-20 12:13:49 AM  
"It'll be over by Christmas"

Now where have I heard that before.
 
2020-10-20 12:17:19 AM  

LordJiro: Murkanen: ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?

Lockdowns work if they're done properly (see: New Zealand).

Problem is most countries are creating too many exemptions to the rules, and too many people refusing to stay the fark home, so the virus never has a chance to thoroughly and properly die off before everything gets reopened.

This.  Until there's a safe, effective vaccine, the best way to fight this pandemic is for as many people to stay the fark home as possible.

What every country SHOULD be doing is paying people to stay the fark home, paying businesses to stay the fark closed, and enforcing mask regulations, just for starters.


Why do you hate Freedom?
 
2020-10-20 12:24:24 AM  
Well, I guess I find it strangely reassuring that the U.S.A. isn't the only country full of pudding heads.
 
2020-10-20 12:27:49 AM  
I think everyone misunderstood my comment. I wasn't saying lockdowns don't work or they're a waste of time. I just meant relaxing their last lockdown can't have been such a good idea if they're locking down again, and promising this one can end in six weeks sounds premature.
 
2020-10-20 12:30:03 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Why won't these crazy Europeans listen to the experts

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.​com/amp/2020/10/15/lockdowns-should-be​-last-resort-whos-europe-chief-says.ht​ml


FTA:Despite describing the new "Level 5" measures as "probably Europe's strictest regime", the Irish leader said that a full lockdown is "simply not a realistic option" and some exceptions will be made.

They're not doing a full lockdown.  Do you ever read what you link?
 
2020-10-20 12:39:19 AM  

Nadie_AZ: "It'll be over by Christmas"

Now where have I heard that before.


A Bridge Too Far - Opening
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"The plan, like so many plans in so many wars before it, was meant to end the fighting by Christmas, and bring the boys back home..."
 
2020-10-20 12:51:32 AM  

Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year


Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's
 
2020-10-20 12:58:03 AM  
I would have thought kids would get squirrelly if they are stuck in one room all day, even if they get breaks.
 
2020-10-20 1:08:37 AM  

Fart_Machine: GrizzlyPouch: Why won't these crazy Europeans listen to the experts

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.​com/amp/2020/10/15/lockdowns-should-be​-last-resort-whos-europe-chief-says.ht​ml

FTA:Despite describing the new "Level 5" measures as "probably Europe's strictest regime", the Irish leader said that a full lockdown is "simply not a realistic option" and some exceptions will be made.

They're not doing a full lockdown.  Do you ever read what you link?


Of course not. If he didn't, he wouldn't be posting the idiotic nonsense that he is known for posting.
 
2020-10-20 1:24:08 AM  

Rent Party: Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year

Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's


How is Ireland, generally, from your perspective as an American?
Can you raise the kids just fine? Enough to do?

The wife and I have been curious, seems like a nice place to relocate, if things go... Well, if they go like 2016
 
2020-10-20 1:45:46 AM  

lincoln65: Rent Party: Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year

Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's

How is Ireland, generally, from your perspective as an American?
Can you raise the kids just fine? Enough to do?

The wife and I have been curious, seems like a nice place to relocate, if things go... Well, if they go like 2016

Éire

ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
 
2020-10-20 1:49:56 AM  

lincoln65: Rent Party: Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year

Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's

How is Ireland, generally, from your perspective as an American?
Can you raise the kids just fine? Enough to do?


I worked for an Irish firm for seven years, and met my wife over there.  The first time I was over I remember thinking to myself "I have been all over the world, and this is the first place that is exactly like I imagined it would be."

We had always planned on moving back, but COVID accelerated things.  The little one is pretty active, so GAA is (or was until recently) a really good thing for her.  She loves GAA football and camogie and for a 5 year old is actually pretty good at it.   "Enough to do" is kind of relative, I think.   We are looking out west specifically because there ain't crap out there, so finding something to do is part of what you do.

The wife and I have been curious, seems like a nice place to relocate, if things go... Well, if they go like 2016
 
2020-10-20 2:49:33 AM  
goodncold:To be fair...who wants to deal with kids all day long.

Epstein, Maxwell, Trump, Philip, etc.
 
2020-10-20 2:53:08 AM  
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2020-10-20 4:55:39 AM  

Fart_Machine: GrizzlyPouch: Why won't these crazy Europeans listen to the experts

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.​com/amp/2020/10/15/lockdowns-should-be​-last-resort-whos-europe-chief-says.ht​ml

FTA:Despite describing the new "Level 5" measures as "probably Europe's strictest regime", the Irish leader said that a full lockdown is "simply not a realistic option" and some exceptions will be made.

They're not doing a full lockdown.  Do you ever read what you link?


Of course it doesn't. It's an inadequately endowed natural language bot.
 
2020-10-20 5:47:47 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: "It won't be the same Christmas as we have enjoyed in years past, but if we follow the spirit of these new rules, it will be a very special time and give us some respite from the hardship of the past seven months."

It must be nice, being the PM of a people who can bear the thought of short-term sacrifice for long-term gain.


Is alcohol involved?
 
2020-10-20 5:48:43 AM  

LordJiro: Murkanen: ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?

Lockdowns work if they're done properly (see: New Zealand).

Problem is most countries are creating too many exemptions to the rules, and too many people refusing to stay the fark home, so the virus never has a chance to thoroughly and properly die off before everything gets reopened.

This.  Until there's a safe, effective vaccine, the best way to fight this pandemic is for as many people to stay the fark home as possible.

What every country SHOULD be doing is paying people to stay the fark home, paying businesses to stay the fark closed, and enforcing mask regulations, just for starters.


Well spoken.  A+
 
2020-10-20 6:53:01 AM  
Well that was a sobering read.

/+1 Schmitty. I enjoyed that headline.
 
2020-10-20 7:43:04 AM  

LordJiro: Murkanen: ImpendingCynic: And why would you think relaxing things in six weeks will go any better than whenever you relaxed things in the recent past, leading to this new lockdown?

Lockdowns work if they're done properly (see: New Zealand).

Problem is most countries are creating too many exemptions to the rules, and too many people refusing to stay the fark home, so the virus never has a chance to thoroughly and properly die off before everything gets reopened.

This.  Until there's a safe, effective vaccine, the best way to fight this pandemic is for as many people to stay the fark home as possible.

What every country SHOULD be doing is paying people to stay the fark home, paying businesses to stay the fark closed, and enforcing mask regulations, just for starters.


And honestly every single tv commercial should show people wearing masks. Period.
 
2020-10-20 8:19:50 AM  
Drink at home noobs
 
2020-10-20 12:45:29 PM  

HighOnCraic: lincoln65: Rent Party: Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year

Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's

How is Ireland, generally, from your perspective as an American?
Can you raise the kids just fine? Enough to do?

The wife and I have been curious, seems like a nice place to relocate, if things go... Well, if they go like 2016

Éireain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did


It's not cold as hell, we have an oceanic climate, we're warmed by the Labrador current. The temperature rarely falls below 4c, except in the depths of winter
 
2020-10-20 1:03:56 PM  

Cormee: HighOnCraic: lincoln65: Rent Party: Bootleg: Although non-essential shops will be forced to close, and bars and restaurants will only be able to operate on a takeaway-only basis, schools and childcare facilities won't be affected.

Ah, another adherent of the "Kids don't spread disease" school of thought.

/At least I get to miss out on the kids bring home the fall crud this year

Irish schools operate a bit differently than they do in the US.   All the kids stay in one classroom and the teachers come to them.  It is a whole lot easier to control as you don't have the massive "between the bell" crowd in the hallways that you get in the US.

/ Daughter at St. Bridgid's

How is Ireland, generally, from your perspective as an American?
Can you raise the kids just fine? Enough to do?

The wife and I have been curious, seems like a nice place to relocate, if things go... Well, if they go like 2016

Éireain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did

It's not cold as hell, we have an oceanic climate, we're warmed by the Labrador current. The temperature rarely falls below 4c, except in the depths of winter


Way to spoil the joke!

/if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.
//Lived in Dublin for four years.
 
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