The good old days

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Bill Bentley
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Location: Germany / Spain
Service details: 1970 - JLR RAC, 14/20KH, Para Sqn RAC, 14/20KH, Hereford, 14/20KH, 2 Para, DLOY - 1990.
Real name: Martin William Lester Bentley (Bill) (Basha !)
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The good old days

Post by Bill Bentley »

Bearing in mind that almost all of us are senior citizens and so, it's fair to say, have a balanced view on life, I want to ask when were your best years ?
When you didn't have a care in the world and life was good !

I simply can't help thinking that the present pandemic situation is being distorted, for what ever reasons :?.

Only you know when your best years were. Here are a few numbers to try and put things in perspective, for YOU:

Taken from the total death rate per 1,000,000 head of the UK's population, because of the ever increasing number of people, the only relevant way of presenting such a statistic and extracted from the UN's own World Population Statistics:

Year. Deaths per million (on average roughly 1% every year)
1950 11282
1955 11695
1960 11697 *
1965 11794
1970 11789 *
1975 11873
1980 11844 *
1985 11656
1990 11402 *
1995 11053
2000 10453
2005 9858
2010 9238
2015 9179
2020 9413 to date.

The point being, if you felt good in 1960, '70, '80 or '90, there is no point in worrying about this silly virus, even if the numbers have 'returned to their 100 year average' or thereabouts.

Eat drink and be merry, that's our aim :roll:

Pinky
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Re: The good old days

Post by Pinky »

Howdy,
If and I repeat If this Covid 19 is a hoax then it would appear the whole world has been 'had'. Every scientist, doctor, medical expert from the worlds most powerful nations etc have been fooled....... so I doubt it. There is definitely a virus out there IMO.
Stay safe and enjoy what you've got.
Pinky

Bill Bentley
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Location: Germany / Spain
Service details: 1970 - JLR RAC, 14/20KH, Para Sqn RAC, 14/20KH, Hereford, 14/20KH, 2 Para, DLOY - 1990.
Real name: Martin William Lester Bentley (Bill) (Basha !)
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Re: The good old days

Post by Bill Bentley »

Hi Pinky,

how right you are: "Stay safe and enjoy what you have got"!

I chose my words fairly carefully, didn't use the word Hoax or the phrase Fake News ;).

I agree and entirely accept that there is a new virus out there, probably more aggressive than the usual viruses like the 'Cold & Flu' which also kill many thousands every year.
It is the almost panic like reaction, world wide, that I don't quite get :? .

There is one common denominator though and that is: that all governments are able to claim 'a state of emergency' and during this 'emergency' they can do things that would otherwise be impossible, like:

Getting rid of cash, making everyone use cards to stop the spread of the virus.
This makes money totally controllable and taxable, which government would not want that ?
But it's the control that's worrying, because you can be totally neutralised at the flick of a switch.
Then there is the 'stalking' how THEY follow you through your mobile phone, which you almost always have to have with you to confirm payments
You also always have to accept 'terms and conditions' which it is almost impossible to understand.
Did we not always get warned never to sign up to anything that you have not read and understood ?

UNDERSTANDING:

Looking at the numbers in my opening mail demonstrates clearly exactly where we are at: Heading for or just above the lows of the past few 'record low years', perhaps reaching or just exceeding the average of the recorded data that we have.
Is that justification for the restrictions which are destroying the world economy ?

Having record numbers of new infections tells us nothing, because we are testing ever more. Many who have been identified as being 'infected' have themselves few or no symptoms, so the only measurable result is death - look at the numbers again !

Science is: 'Systematic and formulated knowledge', there is NO KNOWLEDGE of this new virus, they are still studying it, it must be tried, tested and proven, before the KNOWLEDGE can be formulated. Those doing this work are by no means in agreement as to how it will evolve; at this point in time everything is speculation !

Yes to masks to protect others.
Yes to hand washing and other hygiene measures to slow down the spread.
Yes to limiting mass gatherings.

No to removing the right of families to enjoy a normal free life and earning a living to support themselves ;)

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