Tag Archives: COVID-19

Random Jottings ~ Track and Trace

we shall meet in a secret place where social distancing isn’t known

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in-car satellite navigation isn’t private

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the Police are being taught how to say;

‘Papers Please…..’ in a menacing voice

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who controls the past controls the future

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as far as his recent lovers went, his lips were sealed

ever since he used a pritt stick instead of lip-balm

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‘sorry babes-o, can’t meet for lunch, I’m having my microchip fitted’

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these days, when you book a call girl there’s a hell of a lot of paperwork

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we all leave tracks in the sand

we just never expected that the government would follow them

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

she had no objection to telling them who she’d slept with

but she couldn’t remember all their names

Containing COVID-19

millions are being wrongly put back into lockdown
because mass testing gives too many false results

The entire effort to contain the coronavirus is a massive waste of time and money.  The greatest impact of all these efforts has been to destroy the global economy, take away our civil liberties, and to hand unimaginable powers to politicians and unelected officials.  Here, the government is even talking about putting the army on the streets of England to enforce lockdown ~ that will end social cohesion for a generation.

  • Closing borders does not work.  Australia had some of the strictest entry rules for visitors and returning Australians, and yet the coronavirus is allegedly rampant in that country.  You cannot stop aircraft from landing with mail and essential imports, you cannot stop ships docking with essential imports and to load exports, and there are always some people who are exempt from the entry restrictions.  (Doctors, Politicians, and Unelected Officials.)
  • The money spent on mass testing has been thrown away.  Here in England the mass testing centres were mostly ignored by the public, there are far too many incorrect results, either producing false positives or false negatives, and people can catch the virus from the testers themselves.  Testing offers no benefit to the person being tested.
  • Recently President Trump stated categorically that lockdown doesn’t work, (at least not when it comes to containing the coronavirus).  A study in New York confirmed that the infection rate was just about the same for those in lockdown as for those still walking the streets and travelling on the subway.
  • The vast millions spent on ‘track and trace’ have been wasted.  Here, one fifth of potentially infected people are never traced, one in four of those traced could not be contacted, and there are no numbers to say how many of those reached actually went into self-isolation ~ not very many I suspect.  Most of the staff in the test and trace centres have so little to do that they play games and surf the web on their official computers all day.
  • Scientific studies from the Netherlands state that face coverings are worse than useless.  Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • It takes decades to even partially contain a virus; the common cold, ebola, epstein barr, flu, HIV/AIDS, rabies, smallpox, West Nile Virus….. are all still out there.  Vaccines have serious side effects.
  • Vaccines have limited effect.  Millions are vaccinated against the flu, but you have to get a vaccine every year because the virus mutates, and you can still get sick from flu viruses that you weren’t vaccinated against.

If you want to know what a real pandemic looks like, as opposed to the coronavirus hysteria, then read about the influenza epidemic of 1918 ~ especially how it affected the USA.  Everything that is being tried now to contain COVID-19, was tried back then, and none of it worked worth a damn.

Some say the people in white coats will save us all, all those under 50 years old anyway.  And that the mad scientists should take over the world.  All I know is that any ‘expert’ who says there is a way to contain a virus once it is in the general population is either a charlatan or a liar.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

bar your doors and become a hermit

you will get lots of peace and quiet

you can still get the coronavirus

Vacation in Turkey

the life you have known isn’t the only life you will ever know

Overseas travel is a little problematic just now.  There are some places I cannot go, some places I can go to will mean self-isolation for a couple of weeks when I return home, and some other places I would never go to anyway.  Of all the world one of the countries I can travel to without much hassle is Turkey.  So, in a little while I’m taking myself off to a little town on the Turkish Aegean cost, hard by the mountains.  In theory, maybe, if I’m lucky.

As the 600,000 thousand or so British holiday makers who went to Spain recently will tell you ~ thinking it was safe, permitted, allowed, not a lot of hassle ~ the rules can all change at the drop of a hat.  Some estimate that there are 1.8 million Britons in Spain right now, (including the ex-pats), and any of them returning to the UK will immediately have to spend 14 days in lockdown, under some very stringent not-going-outside rules.  And when they are allowed out they will have to wear a face-nappy.  If anyone breaks the rules they could face a hefty fine.

(BTW neither a face mask, nor surgical gloves offer any protection whatsoever to COVID-19.)

It’s all utterly farcical, knee-jerk, bullying, pathetic, lily livered political crap.  The Government here warns that there is no viable alternative to 14 day quarantine for travellers returning to the UK from high-risk countries.  It looks like Belgium, Luxembourg, and Croatia will be taken off the ‘safe travel list’ tomorrow.  The Government say that; ‘people should continue to book holidays, but they needed to be aware of the risk of the 14 day quarantine being imposed for the country they are travelling to’.  Oh, for f**ks sake!  What a bunch of w**kers!

Meanwhile, here in Europe, lockdown free Sweden is managing quite nicely, seeing a very positive downward trend in coronavirus cases.  Officials there utterly play down the effectiveness of masks on public transport, saying there’s no point to a face-nappy.  Naturally the other European Union countries are not happy with the Swedish stance on COVID-19.  You can always tell a Swede, but you can’t tell him much.

Some say that I’m stupid to go abroad in the middle of a pandemic.  And that it will serve me right if I have to submit to 14 days of quarantine upon my return.  All I know is I’m going anyway, unless Boris panics again.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I think that Marmaduke wants to go with me

he’s got a hell of a lot of luggage for a bear

Run With the Herd

there will be people who confuse your individuality with selfishness

Peer-group pressure is a very powerful thing.  Fitting in, being popular, having lots of friends, agreeing with the majority opinion, is taught to us all from a very early age.  In fact it can be hammered into us at school, where standing out from the crowd and being different can get you seriously bullied.

It’s no different as we grow and move on in life.  In psychology there’s a thing called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which describes what the average person strives for.  Only when the most basic needs are met; food, water, shelter….. can one move on towards higher needs, like having friends. As you’d expect it’s more complicated than that, and it’s wrong anyway.

For most people belongingness: to be an accepted and superior member of a group, comes right at the top of the list of the things they want, need, and desire most.  The average adult strives to achieve social approval, to be fashionable, to be superior, to keep up with and surpass their peer group, to accumulate more and better material possessions, and certainly a get a lot of meaningless sex ~ often outside of their principal relationship.  And somewhere there might be the need for love and adulation.

But to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy an adult needs to be themselves.  Sometimes it is important to stand out from the herd, especially if you’re fitting in just to play it safe, to avoid being questioned or challenged, to avoid upsetting your peer group, to keep in with your family and your friends…..  If you are going to be true to yourself, if you want to achieve emotional, mental, and spiritual health, then there will be moments in your life when you have to be yourself, no matter what they say.

We each have a unique set of wants, needs, desires, dreams, ambitions, thoughts, and opinions ~ but we often suppress them and get caught up in the herd’s falsehoods instead.  We become people pleasers and drones.

The hard truth is there are a lot of mentally sick people out there today because they strive not to miss out on other how others think they should live, behave, act, and think.  I point to the compulsive wearing of face coverings as my proof.

Nobody needs to wear a face mask outdoors, or when they are alone in their own car, or when riding a bicycle, or when they are alone at home.  I wonder if some people wear a face covering while they are having sex in the missionary position…..

Some say there is safety in numbers.  And that those who disagree are anti-social, selfish, dangerous, should be shouted down and destroyed.  All I know is that I will be myself, no matter what they say.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I am not a number

I am a free man

The Road to Hell

Hell is empty, and all the devils are here

In my entire long and sometimes misspent life I have never seen such destruction and despair, incompetence and ineptitude, lies and chicanery, to match that which is surrounding the COVID-19 virus this weekend.  It’s a Sunday, but don’t even think about trying to go to church for holy service, because you can’t.  Stop complaining about civil liberties, because you don’t have any.  Give up on ever having a job again.  And forget it when it comes anyone actually running the nuts and bolts of your country, because they’re all ‘working from home’.

The whole world seems to be on the road to Hell, herded along by all the devils and demons who are supposed to be suffering in purgatory.  Instead we’re all learning the lesson of suffering here.

Wake up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

go to heaven for angels

take the road to hell for casual sex

Scenes on Sunday ~ Destruction of Society

our civilisation is under attack from within and without

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Fascism is rearing it’s ugly head again

state control of everything

Songs on Saturday ~ Lies

the most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth

The lies, misdirections, obfustications, manipulated statistics, and scare stories surrounding COVID-19 continue.  This time it’s from Professor Robin Shattock at Imperial College, (that high-profile home of liars and adulterers), who says that we will all need an annual booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccination, (when there is one), along with our annual booster shot of the flu vaccination.  This guy should learn a better delivery when it comes to cautionary tales.  It might be helpful if these academics actually knew the difference between vaccination and inoculation.

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Do they seriously believe that anyone with a mind of their own is going to submit themselves to an annual inoculation to supposedly protect themselves against a relatively harmless virus?  Probably they do.  BIG Pharma rolls on and on towards…..  mind control, a totally obedient global population, or just untold billions of dollars?  Strange how there is now an ongoing news story that smokers are less likely to die from COVID-19 than are non-smokers…..  I bet the big tobacco companies like that one.

You know something?  The coronavirus pandemic, in real terms, it’s all lies.  But nobody believes the plain and simple evidence of their own eyes any more.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

we must all carry a big stick to scare away non-existent dragons

News and Current Events

April 18th 1930, ‘this is the BBC news, there is no news tonight…..’

What a difference from today, on that day 90 years ago the 15 minute BBC news slot was filled with piano music because the BBC didn’t believe there was anything worth reporting.  To be brutally honest, for all there is in most of the news media today, there is no news worth reporting.

Or, is it that there is a moratorium on bad news?  And we all know there is no news like bad news.

What we are hearing today is;

  • Prince George has turned seven years old
  • More on Princess Beatrice’s ‘modest’ wedding
  • That the disgraced Prince Andrew was not seen at his daughter’s wedding
  • Donald Trump has offered his support to Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell
  • More about the seemingly crazy rap artist Kayne West
  • More about the divorce of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
  • A report on the best beaches in the UK, which is useful as travelling abroad is fraught with problems
  • That there is endless corruption in US politics from the President down to the speaker of the Ohio House
  • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut now require travelers from 31 states to self-quarantine on arrival  That travel regulation covers about 75% of the population of the USA.
  • Meanwhile the BLM protests go on and on and on

Of hard news and useful information there seems to be very little.  I would suggest that the news media across the world has been tricked or induced into becoming mere propaganda mouthpieces for governments who haven’t a clue what to do in the face of total global chaos.  Civil liberties have been taken away on a scale that wasn’t even seen in WWII, the global economy has tanked, and there is increasing tension between Russia, China, and the West.  Some places, such as Hong Kong and Chicago are on the verge of anarchy.  Meanwhile our esteemed ‘leaders’ are washing their hands while the world burns.  At least they could be photographed wearing face-nappies, since they are forcing the useless face-covering rules on the rest of us.

Some say that a free press is the last bastion of liberty and justice.  And, that the BBC can always be trusted.  All I know is that I can gather all the news I need from the weather reports.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

it’s always wine o’clock somewhere

and skinny wine is good for you

or so the papers say

No Travel Please, I’m British

these days, an Englishman’s home truly is his castle

a castle in the clouds is as far as I’m likely to get

Just going to the store is becoming very complicated here.  To begin with you can’t pay in cash, for most places you have to stand in line outside for a while, and in a few days time we are all going to have to start wearing face nappies again in stores.  Face coverings are a requirement on public transport too, but the last time I was on a train, (just last week), hardly anyone bothered with that.

Train timetables are very restricted, for some services one must book in advance, and when you get to wherever the train is going you will find that most ‘attractions’ are shut.

The airlines are flying again, but face masks are a requirement in airports and on aircraft.  How much fun would it be for me to wear a face mask for a continuous 24 hours if I was travelling to the USA?  No fun at all.  Not that I could fly to the USA in any event, because immigration wouldn’t let me in, and even if I was stopped at the US border I would still face 14 days quarantine when I returned to the UK.

That’s the problem with overseas travel.  Theoretically there are flights, but when you get to where you’re going you’re probably going to be facing 14 days of self-isolation.  Rather spoils the average vacation of business trip.

It’s all utterly pointless and political ~ nothing to do with health at all.   Turns out that the number of COVID-19 deaths is very hyped / inflated.  All deaths will be recorded as coronavirus related, whenever and whatever poor soul tested positive for the virus, even if the proximate cause of mortality was being run over by a bus.

I hope the right people start to make the right decisions soon.  But I very much doubt it.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

not going to happen for me any time soon

Random Jottings ~ Medical

it’s a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘practice…..’

after a sixteen-hour shift women doctors need to practice standing on one leg

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nurses, the problem is you can’t live without them, and you can’t always believe them

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his temperature was up to 105, and there was an icy look in the nurse’s eyes

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little do the doctors know, but you’re never alone if you’re paranoid

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never give up on life, if you give up you have no chance at all

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he was happy before the doctor told him he was sick

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she had wise eyes in a face of angelic concern

shame she wasn’t a nurse

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

learn how to breathe

it’s one of life’s more important skills

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