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    Perhaps, anxiety is causing some people to use...

    Perhaps, anxiety is causing some people to use the toilet more often, anxiety over getting the virus?

    I do believe that it is an interesting experience seeing how other people behave and react to...
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    Trouble is I am not sure that the UK has got it...

    Trouble is I am not sure that the UK has got it right by not having a complete lockdown? It could be that other countries have got it wrong by having a complete lockdown and the UK has it right, or...
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    I collect WW2 German military items but I don't...

    I collect WW2 German military items but I don't collect or purchase explicitly Nazi items. There is a difference between the two but in some instances it can be fine. I don't say that others...
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    My understanding is that this figure was...

    My understanding is that this figure was calculated on the basis of what could have happened before the UK government changed it's policy to "stay at home". Initially the policy was to "allow"...
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    A friend of my family who has visited/traveled in...

    A friend of my family who has visited/traveled in parts of North Africa once told me that it is "custom" in certain parts of North Africa for the locals to have a hosepipe hanging up in the...
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    "Tinning compounds" are normally a flux of some...

    "Tinning compounds" are normally a flux of some description with a certain amount of powdered solder already added to the flux.
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    If you wan't a lesson in confusion and ambiguity...

    If you wan't a lesson in confusion and ambiguity you could have tried the UK early this week.

    The UK Prime Minister gives a speech, Monday evening, and tells the nation to "stay at home" except in...
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    My main concern is other family members, getting...

    My main concern is other family members, getting the virus, currently living in the same house as myself who I would class as "vulnerable" and "extremely vulnerable" and that is why I insist that...
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    If it only has 2 pockets, I would say that it is...

    If it only has 2 pockets, I would say that it is not a "Nato style" jacket. You haven't confirmed the number of pockets yet and I can't tell from the pics.
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    Spanish Police appear to have found a novel way to raise spirits.

    Spanish police entertaining Coronavirus lockdown citizens of Mallorca Spain | Coronavirus in Spain - YouTube
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    I would have said that it looks a bit like a...

    I would have said that it looks a bit like a variation of the olive green "Nato jacket", subject to confirmation on the number of pockets.
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    Check inside the pockets for labels.

    Check inside the pockets for labels.
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    Now may be the time for super markets to remove...

    Now may be the time for super markets to remove the "special offers" still seen on some of the empty shelves.

    Perhaps now is also the time to introduce strict rationing, more strict than is...
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    Some people appear to have no self restraint. ...

    Some people appear to have no self restraint.

    UK retailers urge shoppers to amid coronavirus panic buying | ITV News - YouTube
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    My family tried to control the rat population, in...

    My family tried to control the rat population, in the 1940's, with a No3 Garden Gun, I believe.

    As an aside, on the same piece of land as the chickens, just after WW2 my family decided that it...
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    Here is what one of our NHS nurses thought of her...

    Here is what one of our NHS nurses thought of her fellow of citizens who have been "panic buying" and "stripping shelves" in the UK.

    I can understand where she is coming from; it took me 3 days...
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    There was some suggestion in the media that the...

    There was some suggestion in the media that the virus may have started due to some of the things that are eaten in China.
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    One of the "experts" that came on television...

    One of the "experts" that came on television recently stated that masks should have filters with a rating of P3 which is a fine rated filter. If this information is correct, all of those just wearing...
  19. "WW1 British Brodie Helmet" - Actually a post WW2 MK4 helmet.

    I was slightly amused by the description initially given to this British MK4 steel helmet advertised on eBay which described it as being a WW1 MK1 British Brodie steel helmet. I did contact the...
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    This piece was on Sky News yesterday. Please do...

    This piece was on Sky News yesterday. Please do NOT look at it if you are easily upset.

    It gives an indication of what our brothers and sisters in Italian hospitals have been trying to cope with...
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    Chickens and Rats

    I mentioned in another thread that my family use to keep a few chickens during WW2 and this poultry was kept on ground that my family owned adjacent to where they lived. The chickens were retained...
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    You could add a few chickens to the list (live...

    You could add a few chickens to the list (live ones).

    My family found that during WW2 people will take hen's eggs as "payment in kind", as a "thank-you", as an alternative to cash or if that...
  23. I'm still in denial.

    I'm still in denial.
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    One would perhaps understand some of the "binge...

    One would perhaps understand some of the "binge buying" if it was a pandemic of diarrhoea sweeping the world.
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    I wanted a loaf of bread tonight and so I called...

    I wanted a loaf of bread tonight and so I called in at my local grocery store where I usually go and "I don't believe it", not a single loaf in sight, nor a roll or a savoury bun of any description....
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