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1 hour ago, Tynie Pecksniff said:

If only everywhere was as safe as churches.

Some of the shite they came out with was unbelievable, follow the science only when it suits their argument.

Of course the brilliance of covid knowing the difference between whether you were drinking a soft drink or alcohol as the SG did their best to destroy the hospitality sector.

Awful measures to achieve a frankly unachievable zero covid unless locked up for good.

Policies that damaged the mental health of people of all ages but especially the young.   

An nhs left in turmoil, businesses destroyed.

A road map out of lockdown  they just ignored when it suited them.

Draconian infrigements on peoples lives only halted when the furlough cash stopped.  We just down know blah blah blah.

A shower of imbeciles.

Thing is, I’d have forgiven them a lot of mistakes on the basis this was unprecedented and not what any politician will have worked their whole lives towards. Mistakes were inevitable and I was willing to be tolerant of that. 

It was the pig headed doubling down on all of it, the allowance of issues like masks to become ideological and tribal instead of based on fact. Decisions made on political basis masquerading as science. Targeting specific demographics just to be seen to be doing something, regardless of effectiveness or damage it caused.

Absolutely infuriating and whilst it’s all hopefully confined to the past it shouldn’t be forgotten. 

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3 hours ago, Snafu said:

Ventilation.

The SG wanting to spending thousands cutting a few inches of the bottom of classroom doors. :1eye

 

 

Until it was pointed out to them that it was a fire risk.

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5 hours ago, Snafu said:

Ventilation.

The SG wanting to spending thousands cutting a few inches of the bottom of classroom doors. :1eye

 

This was genuinely the most ill thought out idea of the entire pandemic. Fire doors (e.g. every single classroom door) have to have a threshold gap of under 10mm. Cutting the bottom off of these doors would’ve invalidated every single one of them, and would’ve cost hundreds of millions to replace if it was done across the country. Utterly hilarious stuff.

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4 hours ago, Dons_1988 said:

Thing is, I’d have forgiven them a lot of mistakes on the basis this was unprecedented and not what any politician will have worked their whole lives towards. Mistakes were inevitable and I was willing to be tolerant of that. 

It was the pig headed doubling down on all of it, the allowance of issues like masks to become ideological and tribal instead of based on fact. Decisions made on political basis masquerading as science. Targeting specific demographics just to be seen to be doing something, regardless of effectiveness or damage it caused.

Absolutely infuriating and whilst it’s all hopefully confined to the past it shouldn’t be forgotten. 

This has been the biggest minter of the pandemic, it's awfy like celtic fans with the palestine flags and rangers responding with the isreali ones

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21 hours ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

This was genuinely the most ill thought out idea of the entire pandemic. Fire doors (e.g. every single classroom door) have to have a threshold gap of under 10mm. Cutting the bottom off of these doors would’ve invalidated every single one of them, and would’ve cost hundreds of millions to replace if it was done across the country. Utterly hilarious stuff.

I mean, what ever happened to 'opening a window'?

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21 hours ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

This was genuinely the most ill thought out idea of the entire pandemic. Fire doors (e.g. every single classroom door) have to have a threshold gap of under 10mm. Cutting the bottom off of these doors would’ve invalidated every single one of them, and would’ve cost hundreds of millions to replace if it was done across the country. Utterly hilarious stuff.

It was common sense though 😀

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-60246163

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I know a lot of the SG's nonsense was ridiculed at the time (by the good guys, obviously; the simps not so much), but it's genuinely mindmelting to look back and consider the absolute nonsense that supposedly sensible people in positions of great responsibility spouted with such conviction.

And that's before we touch on the absolute distain anyone who dared to even hint at questioning their ideas was treated with.

Arrogant lunatics.

It's also scary to consider just how easy large swathes of the public (some of whom would have been far from thick) were willing to champion draconian things like lockdown because they happened to like the ideology of the person who is ordering them.

I suppose it shouldn't be that surprising - things like that have happened throughout history - but it's absolutely wild to see it up close in practice in 21st century Scotland.

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On 07/08/2022 at 08:04, Tynie Pecksniff said:

If only everywhere was as safe as churches.

Some of the shite they came out with was unbelievable, follow the science only when it suits their argument.

Of course the brilliance of covid knowing the difference between whether you were drinking a soft drink or alcohol as the SG did their best to destroy the hospitality sector.

Awful measures to achieve a frankly unachievable zero covid unless locked up for good.

Policies that damaged the mental health of people of all ages but especially the young.   

An nhs left in turmoil, businesses destroyed.

A road map out of lockdown  they just ignored when it suited them.

Draconian infrigements on peoples lives only halted when the furlough cash stopped.  We just down know blah blah blah.

A shower of imbeciles.

You can add their hideous efforts to claw back the Covid cash via their exorbitant mark-ups on fuel prices under the veil of “the war in Ukraine”.

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3 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:

I know a lot of the SG's nonsense was ridiculed at the time (by the good guys, obviously; the simps not so much), but it's genuinely mindmelting to look back and consider the absolute nonsense that supposedly sensible people in positions of great responsibility spouted with such conviction.

And that's before we touch on the absolute distain anyone who dared to even hint at questioning their ideas was treated with.

Arrogant lunatics.

It's also scary to consider just how easy large swathes of the public (some of whom would have been far from thick) were willing to champion draconian things like lockdown because they happened to like the ideology of the person who is ordering them.

I suppose it shouldn't be that surprising - things like that have happened throughout history - but it's absolutely wild to see it up close in practice in 21st century Scotland.

Covid was a great example of what "groupthink" looks like.

There were 3 groups of people I have absolutely zero time or respect for.

One. The nutters who automatically supported restrictions without actually thinking about how stupid they were just because "Nicola said".

Two. The utter bellends who spouted anti-vax, Bill Gates, Great Reset, 5G hysteria without having the faintest idea what they were talking about.

Three. Let's not forget of course, the simps who had the attitude that if they didn't understand something it meant nobody else could possibly understand it either. The "Show us yer credentials" phase was particularly unforgettable.

I don't know how you solve this. It's not seen as cool to be educated or to have the courage to form your own opinions until you've worked out what everyone else thinks first. That problem infects a lot of kids from the earliest age and many of their parents not only don't try to correct it but actively encourage it. It's a deeply rooted cultural problem and it means we produce one generation after another of people who can't think through anything for more than 20 seconds before being distracted by something else.

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1 hour ago, NorthernLights said:

At least one form of pandemic related inflation is in retreat - Scottish exam pass rate drops from pandemic high

"Exam pass rate" is a bit misleading given there were no exams.

Criticism of teachers overestimating their pupils' academic abilities justified then.

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5 minutes ago, Detournement said:

Tbf Deepti is correct about medical grade masks being better at stopping transmission than the vaccine. 

Not convinced tbh. Both appear rather useless.

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"Exam pass rate" is a bit misleading given there were no exams.
Criticism of teachers overestimating their pupils' academic abilities justified then.
It was always going to be the case.

Continuous assessment to judge ability and performance based on a final exam are not the same thing.
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3 minutes ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

It was always going to be the case.

Continuous assessment to judge ability and performance based on a final exam are not the same thing.

I'm not disagreeing with that. But the defence of the ridiculous grades handed out over the last two years was ridiculous.

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1 hour ago, oaksoft said:

Looks like New Zealand's virtue signalling princess is rapidly falling out of favour as the country struggles to recover from her pandemic restrictions.

Jacinda Ardern under pressure as approval rating slumps to record low (msn.com)

Pleasing. Folk in New Zealand having to find a new national identity after their covid one.

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