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by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rise of the far right
Replies: 109
Views: 18849

i've never noticed anyone having fun on here. Why, only today, I was quoting the late and great Eric Morecombe, and referencing biting satire amongst the grim ebola discussion. What more can you ask..? It's a morale thing, to counter the despair. Much like kindred spirits Milligan and Secombe knew ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32355

RenewableCandy wrote:Ice cream vans are So Last Century. Also, they're too easy to steal.
In the words of Eric Morecombe - "He'll never sell ice cream going at that speed..!"

:D
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Panic purchase list - sh1t about to hit the fan!
Replies: 67
Views: 24692

I didn't want to bring up such a mercenary topic on a serious thread, but the price of chocolate is feared to rise on the damage Ebola is doing to the west African cocoa trade. Already stocked up in response to that dodgy chap who bought the entire futures market. You can have some if you like - at...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Current Oil Price
Replies: 3616
Views: 662256

Some analysis form the Graun -

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablo ... -economies

Venezuela was already screwed. Even with no Ebola in Caracas. Airlines already stopped flying there, what with the dysfunctional economy...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32355

Nail bars, however, would continue to flourish, as most of them are fronts for money-laundering. I always wondered how on earth they paid their rates. Mrs Mustard paints her own, it's some kind of occupational therapy thing, but at least I can relate to that. She's got more colours than I have Humb...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

Is that site actually for real? Nope. Parody apparently. Bit like the Mash (and Onion). Ebola to be contained within Apprentice house A COBRA source said: “If we cannot stop Ebola we can at least put jumped-up wide boys and two-faced megabitches between it and fully functioning humans. “Visitors to...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

emordnilap wrote:It's all a communist plot

obama-is-infecting-christians-with-ebola-to-destroy-jesus-and-start-a-new-age-of-liberal-darkness

Best headline since 'Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster' :D :D
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32355

Secondary effects as this spreads...? Air travel demand collapses in similar fashion to post 9-11, other public transport likewise as discretionary travel reduces - tourism, day trips... Large gatherings - sports, exhibitions, festivals, make losses due to declining support, well ahead of any restri...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Panic purchase list - sh1t about to hit the fan!
Replies: 67
Views: 24692

emordnilap wrote:
There again, beer makes me thirsty, which always makes another beer seem like a good idea.
It is. Simply avoid operating machinery and chill out. What's not to like, as our US cuzzins would say...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

clv101 wrote:US currently has two confirmed Ebola cases. IF (and it's a big if) doubling time there is 3 weeks, we'll ONLY see 25 cases by year's end.
Which, coincidentally, was the number of reported cases in Liberia on 10th April.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/10/15/ebola-stricken-nurse-flew-on-a-passenger-plane-a-day-before-being-diagnosed/ Ouch. Oops. Tracing them is easy enough though. The problem is that any of those 130 could now be infected, and it is probably not feasible to quarantine them al...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

Something I just read in the comments section struck me; The doubling rate is about 21 days. That's roughly the period of incubation. Conducting a thought experiment, that's around 22 doublings to reach 7 billion. Or, around 15 months. Thought experiment? Inky swot..! I'd need a calculator... Or af...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Panic purchase list - sh1t about to hit the fan!
Replies: 67
Views: 24692

As was mentioned way back - beer is best. :D
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

Seems the Dallas nurses didn't fully suit up when Duncan arrived - only once the diagnosis was confirmed... :shock: http://prosperouswaydown.com/death-grip-worldview/#disqus_thread This is the latest from an excellent set of blog postings from Mary Odum. She's rightfully angry with the Powers That Be.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134388

Riot in Freetown. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29624762 Not much hope of containment if infectious bodies are left lying in the street for 2 days. Not that rioting is likely to help either. Grim. The chart of deaths said it all though - it is pretty obvious which way that line is heading. Aband...