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8 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

 

when you see it...

I saw it, assumed it was shopped.

Surely it's not real?

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Just now, bennett said:

I saw it, assumed it was shopped.

Surely it's not real?

it's Limmy and yes it's shopped

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Why?
We need to do whatever we can to avoid another lockdown. Getting back to normal in the UK is the priority not letting people travel about to areas with differing levels of infection and border security.
The idea that the general public won't be able to go abroad 'for years' is beyond absurd.

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44 minutes ago, SlipperyP said:

We have Loi Khao

Lao Khow Thai Whiskey - Life in Udon Thani - Thailand

Kills everything, always drink ice cold water after your communal glass, or expect a burn throat and mouth.

I want to try it.  Just the once, like.   Ebay, here I come...   Nope, couldn't find it.  (Ebay France)

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Unlike its more sophisticated counterparts of sake in Japan or soju in South Korea, the distillation process of lao khaoremains uncomplicated and unrefined. The process begins by fashioning yeast cakes from ground sticky rice, water and a mixture of herbs and spices, including chilis, lemongrass, garlic and galangal, among others. These cakes are insulated within a bamboo lattice of rice hay and blankets to create a stifling hot environment which encourages the development of yeast. After a couple of days of this hotbox treatment, the cakes are removed and dried in the Thai sun for between three and five days.

The yeast is then ground into a powder and mixed with steamed sticky rice and water and left to ferment for a week or more. The liquid is then strained from the rice and passed through a rudimentary still, often made of an oil drum over an open fire. As the liquid boils and turns into vapours, it comes into contact with a cold surface at the top of the drum, where it converts back into high-strength alcohol and is collected in a suitable receptacle. As with the manufacture of Scotch whisky, the initial spirit that issues (known as the head) is too strong for purpose, while the last part (known as the tail) is too weak. But once mixed together, they reach a strength of around 30% ABV and are ready for bottling. There is no maturation in oak barrels or the suchlike; instead, the clear liquid is sent straight to market. It’s for this reason that lao khan retains a harsher taste than some of its competitors, since there is no time for them to be teased out of the liquid. It’s become the drink’s defining feature – alongside its incredibly cheap price tag, of course.

 

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1 minute ago, Am Featha *****h Nan Clach said:

The idea that the general public won't be able to go abroad 'for years' is beyond absurd.
 

Those blue passports will overcome all obstacles.

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If any of our crowd develops symptoms I will keep you posted. I have seen nothing to suggest there is an attributable spike in cases either in Cheltenham itself or amongst those that attended.

At football you are in proximity to a few hundred people sitting around you plus exiting and entering is one way traffic. 
People move about all day at Cheltenham to watch races, bet, eat, drink and use toilets. There are far more contacts. 

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1 minute ago, Am Featha *****h Nan Clach said:

The idea that the general public won't be able to go abroad 'for years' is beyond absurd.
 

Really? 

All pubs and restaurants are shut for an indefinite period, travel from your home is restricted, you can be arrested for having visitors to your home, trial by jury is suspended, funerals are limited to 6 people and the government is paying the private sector's wage bill.

Yet the idea that you might not get a holiday next year is absurd!

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Amstel is absolutely rank, it’s also not very popular as there’s always lots of it left over in Asda. Stella also appears to be a rather unpopular beer in Scotland judging by what remains on the shelves during a pandemic.

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Guest Moomintroll
Is the Liverpool area a 'hotspot'? 
Not exactly representative but I've fucking got it.

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2 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Fucking hell Benny.

Nice cherry picking   Mel.

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Just now, Moomintroll said:
2 hours ago, cyderspaceman said:
Is the Liverpool area a 'hotspot'? 

Not exactly representative but I've fucking got it.

Stop boasting.

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44 minutes ago, Kneal Down Caster said:

What was the post that was put on here about the shortage of bog roll. Might have been jagfox ? It was about spinning like the wheel of fortune. Lol.

 

On 23/03/2020 at 19:13, jagfox99 said:

I used to spin that toilet roll like I was on Wheel of Fortune. 

Now I turn it like I'm cracking a safe...

Guilty...

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Stop boasting.
Trust me, you can swap any time you want.

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Really? 
All pubs and restaurants are shut for an indefinite period, travel from your home is restricted, you can be arrested for having visitors to your home, trial by jury is suspended, funerals are limited to 6 people and the government is paying the private sector's wage bill.
Yet the idea that you might not get a holiday next year is absurd!


'For years' does suggest just next year.

All of the measures you mentioned are short term suppression measures, designed to last weeks or a few months so don't suggest anything about going abroad being off the cards for years.

I would be astonished if you couldn't go abroad next April holidays. I'd be surprised if you couldn't go abroad in late Autumn/early winter this year.

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3 minutes ago, bennett said:

Nice cherry picking   Mel.

Benny 'n' Mel.

Sounds like a 'yer da' 70s sketch show.

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There is no evidence that these are short term measures, the CMO said potentially 6 months. Hopefully some restrictions are lifted in May/June but others will obviously last longer. 

If it only takes a few hundred cases to tip us into lockdown and economic chaos it's unlikely governments are going to be in a hurry to start letting people go on holiday again. 

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People on my fb trying to get another clap for the nurses on the go again tonight. Sigh 😫🔫 

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12 minutes ago, Detournement said:

Really? 

All pubs and restaurants are shut for an indefinite period, travel from your home is restricted, you can be arrested for having visitors to your home, trial by jury is suspended, funerals are limited to 6 people and the government is paying the private sector's wage bill.

Yet the idea that you might not get a holiday next year is absurd!

Trail by jury is not suspended.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/01/scotland-drops-plans-to-suspend-jury-trials-during-coronavirus-crisis

 

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