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Old Saturday 28th March 2020, 20:43   #801
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I recorded a movie called 'Contagion' the other night.......
I saw it the other night. Not the best but entertaining enough. It's fine while you are watching it but I woke up the next morning saw the news and very briefly was not sure what was reality and what wasn't!
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Old Saturday 28th March 2020, 21:05   #802
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The tv schedulers are having a laugh, I recorded a movie called 'Contagion' the other night.......

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/

'Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.'.............presumably, buying all the toilet rolls they could find.
Saw that movie years back, not bad, but the idea that the military would enforce quarantine orders while in battle dress seemed absurd even for Hollywood.
Soldiers are people too, so social cohesion is a really critical asset.
Whether the US has abused that asset too much during the 2008 crisis, where the bankers got bailed out scot free while the people were left adrift will be tested during this outbreak.
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Old Sunday 29th March 2020, 06:36   #803
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Hopefully common sense will deter the rule breakers!
This is how to deal with rule breakers...............

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world...tl-ldn-vpx.cnn

And on top of this F John will be spot checking all birdwatching hides with his new, coronavirus headgear on.
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Old Sunday 29th March 2020, 11:32   #804
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Highlights of first few days of isolation - garden - starting from scratch the list is now 32 Species...

Lammergeier
Egyptian Vulture
Short Toed Eagle - somewhere around the nest but can't make out which tree the nest is in yet
9 Raptor species

Great Tit making a nest in the nest box
8 Meadow Pipits on migration

Target birds
Scops - not heard at night yet although is about 500m down the road
Booted - should be able to see the nest of this as well from here
Middle Spotted - I walked up the hill yesterday behind the house but it wasn't-t near an old nest
Bonellis Warbler - shouldn't be far away - expect to hear soon
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This is how to deal with rule breakers...............

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world...tl-ldn-vpx.cnn
That policeman should at least be disinfecting his stick between beatings.
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