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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kimthecat, Jan 22, 2020.


  1. Jesthar

    Jesthar PetForums VIP

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    I should clarify, thankfully we haven't had any attacks ourselves (as far as I am aware, anyway) aware of, we've just been warned stay alert (in the PROPER sense of the phrase, Boris... ;) ) when dealing with certain kinds of equipment, as it is possible our kit might get mistaken for telecoms gear and booby trapped as well. Quite a few telecoms engineers have been threatened and even assaulted, though. There have been quite a lot of arson attacks on mobile towers too - over 70 last I looked. Most of them weren't even on the 5G rollout plan yet, let alone have any kit installed.

    Not that 5G conspiracy theories started with Covid-19, though - they were around well before that. C-19 just gave the fear factor enough of a push that they have spread beyond the regular tinfoil hat brigade into a wider audience. Unfortunately some celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon too, which isn't helping. There's a pretty good overview of the various conflicting conspiracies here: https://fullfact.org/online/5g-and-coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-came/
     
  2. catz4m8z

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    Makes you wonder what some people have got between their ears doesn't it
     
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  4. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Next door has family round :mad:

    Child, dog and four adults, they aren't just staying in her garden either :rolleyes: Apparently it's her birthday!
     
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  5. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

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  6. ForestWomble

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    Maybe it's a mix of needing to find something/someone to blame and a weird need to want '5 minutes of fame'?
     
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  7. MollySmith

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    Today’s front page, the names of those who have died in the USA from Covid-19. Sobering.

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  8. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

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    I just spent my birthday on my own with no company and not even a card because my family, friends and I have been obeying the rules so that selfish dickheads like your neighbours (not your fault) will have enough healthy NHS staff to look after them if they become sick.:mad:
     
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  10. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Same here, oh my husband was here as well, got flowers and lovely cards from various family members. But like you stayed firmly at home with no visitors apart from a friend who dropped off a birthday cake
     
  11. catz4m8z

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    Same here....except I was still infectious so friend dropped cake round in full PPE!:Hilarious

    (now thats friendship!!LOL):D
     
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  12. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    My friend waved to me through the patio doors and left the cake on a planter. Once she had left I just had to beat Isla to my cake
     
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  13. purringcats

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    I have given up complaining about my next door neighbour. There has been multiple people going around to hers everyday since the lockdown started and she has been fly tipping. The police came around at the beginning but are not interested now, there response "it is a grey area" and they don't know if they can do anything and if the current advice is enforceable.
     
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  14. Lurcherlad

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    Just keep well away from them to keep yourself safe.
     
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  15. SbanR

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    Same here. Neighbours have frends visit ( with child in tow). Loud music and chatter, raucous laughter annoying thump, thump, thump of football hitting their fence
     
  16. Happy Paws2

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    Neighbours a few house up have had people visiting nearly everyday although the lockdown. :rolleyes:
     
  17. shadowmare

    shadowmare The dog doesn't bite, me on the other hand...

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  18. MollySmith

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    I just wondered what everyone felt about this, in view of other news (political that we can't discuss here). I feel panicstricken to be honest, I've no intention of going out more than I have been already (one a week). It feels much to soon against the number of deaths and I've lost all confidence.

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  19. Lurcherlad

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    I won’t be changing what I do for a good while yet tbh
     
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  20. Boxer123

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    I’m working from home for another month so won’t be changing my behaviour. I’m still going out for exercise and that’s it. I’m still very worried.
     
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