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  1. After watching Saving Private Ryan I thought so as well. Among the stunning losses of those first-wave soldiers were 19 young men known as “the Bedford Boys.” The U.S. Congress chose Bedford, Virginia as the site of the National D-Day Memorial because it suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses of any community in the nation. The 19 Bedford Boys were mostly National Guardsman who were some of the first to land on Omaha beach. Incidently my Dad was badly wounded at the Battle of Caen six weeks after D-day. He was in the Black Watch and he and another two guys jumped into a shell crater but unfortunately a shell followed them in. The two guys were killed and my Dad's back was peppered with shrapnel. That was his war finished.
  2. I read that quote but I was amazed at some of the facts in the article. At its peak, Henry Ford’s Willow Run Plant produced a B-24 Liberator every two hours, around the clock. Shipyards in Long Beach and Sausalito spat out Liberty ships at a rate of two a day for four years; the record was a ship built in four days, 15 hours and 29 minutes. A single American factory, Chrysler’s Detroit Arsenal, built more tanks than the whole of the Third Reich. Also On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, the Allied death toll was 4,414; in 2019, domestic gun violence had killed that many American men and women by the end of April. Fascinating facts. The Unraveling of America https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/?fbclid=IwAR3y7pPUQ7lx2igelAM_P1i_6hwMDq509PN9lv00eSz2e6jrKZl4Thcmti4
  3. Fair do's but I'm only the messenger 🙂
  4. This is a fascinating article from the Rolling Stone Magazine The Unraveling of America https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/?fbclid=IwAR3y7pPUQ7lx2igelAM_P1i_6hwMDq509PN9lv00eSz2e6jrKZl4Thcmti4 …The fastest vaccine ever developed was for mumps. It took four years. COVID-19 killed 100,000 Americans in four months... …To this day, American troops are deployed in 150 countries. Since the 1970s, China has not once gone to war; the U.S. has not spent a day at peace. President Jimmy Carter recently noted that in its 242-year history, America has enjoyed only 16 years of peace, making it, as he wrote, “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.”… …Since 2001, the U.S. has spent over $6 trillion on military operations and war, money that might have been invested in the infrastructure of home. China, meanwhile, built its nation, pouring more cement every three years than America did in the entire 20th century… …As America policed the world, the violence came home. On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, the Allied death toll was 4,414; in 2019, domestic gun violence had killed that many American men and women by the end of April… …For every person who has died in British Columbia, 44 have perished in Massachusetts, a state with a comparable population that has reported more COVID cases than all of Canada. As of July 30th, even as rates of COVID infection and death soared across much of the United States, with 59,629 new cases reported on that day alone, hospitals in British Columbia registered a total of just five COVID patients…
  5. FFS Your shooting the messenger. Is it true?
  6. I got this from a forum Yesterdays Covid19 .... Green = NO DEATHS Unfortunately the Numbers are deaths in that Area... How's the EARLY Lifting of Lockdown working for YOU?
  7. C'mon you would need a degree in engineering for that mask. At least with the wifie's mask all you would need is a sharp knife and a steady hand.
  8. Excellent post. but every interpretation you make is based on the opinion you've already formed and you work backwards from there. 😀
  9. This wifie has got the idea. Apparently she's on the Staffin bus going somewhere.
  10. If we were in a Dictatorship then that could be right. Apparently it was a done deal between the MoD and the Yanks with no questions asked and with no approval from the locals. What about the report from the MoD The worst accident scenario envisaged by the MoD would kill up to 11,000 people in Plymouth Where is the 'accident' coming from'? Worst-case scenario nuclear accidents with warheads are almost inconceivable in developed Western countries That may be true but you are only quoting what 'developed Western Countries' want you to believe. That's like listening to the BBC or the Daily Mail or the Sun and taking your info from them. FWIW I'm in favour of unilateral disarmament and I don't like Trident on the Clyde any more than you do. Well said! Irrespective of an accident scenario Trident should not be on the Clyde or thereabouts. I want my grandkids to grow up in a nuclear-free Scotland with no worries regarding nuclear fall-out. And I would hope everyone else in Scotland would feel the same.
  11. "The problem is that the dockyard is in a densely populated area and, if there were an accident, thousands of people would be at risk. The worst accident scenario envisaged by the MoD would kill up to 11,000 people in Plymouth" Then explain why the MoD use the fact that 11,000 could die in Plymouth due to an accident? What kind of accident would that be where thousands are dead?
  12. "The problem is that the dockyard is in a densely populated area and, if there were an accident, thousands of people would be at risk. The worst accident scenario envisaged by the MoD would kill up to 11,000 people in Plymouth" Why did the MoD use this excuse to say No to Trident being based at Plymouth. What were the potentially 11,000 victims going to succumb to? Aye, and the fact that is based in Scotland is a bloody disgrace.
  13. Tbf if the vaccine is approved for use, no doctor is ever going to say it's not ok But what if it doesn't work with someone who has diabetes or high blood pressure or whatever. At least my doctor will know my medical history and if he said take it or don't take it then I'd accept what he says.
  14. I'm in the vulnerable category and I'd only take the vaccine if my doctor said it was okay.
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