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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 16:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,724
Posted By VP959

We accept between 5,000 and 20,000 deaths each...

We accept between 5,000 and 20,000 deaths each year from influenza, and no one makes much of a fuss about that. There isn't even that great a take up of the influenza vaccine, our GP regularly sends...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 16:10
Replies: 25
Views: 3,724
Posted By VP959

The bottom line is that if, by a combination of...

The bottom line is that if, by a combination of vaccination, better treatments and the natural tendency of most common viral diseases to become less lethal as they mutate we can reduce the risk from...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 15:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By VP959

Now't to do with me - it just seems that they...

Now't to do with me - it just seems that they have dealt with similar bombs in the past by steaming out the HE. Someone else mentioned it in this thread, too, and it's also mentioned in the Wikipedia...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 13:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By VP959

It used to be commonplace to just bury anything...

It used to be commonplace to just bury anything unwanted, a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. When there was a large new building programme at Porton Down, work was stopped frequently...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 10:24
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

It would be interesting to know whether or not...

It would be interesting to know whether or not her actions constitute war crimes, rather than normal civil criminal activity. I rather suspect they may do, at least at a fairly low level, in that...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 08:47
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By VP959

Reducing the risk of hospital admission has to be...

Reducing the risk of hospital admission has to be far and away the most important aspect of vaccination, in terms of reducing the load on healthcare services and reducing the severity of this...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 07:59
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

It's not clear whether her "marriage" was...

It's not clear whether her "marriage" was recognised, though, is it? For a start she was under-age (15), under both UK and Dutch law when she married, plus the ceremony was conducted by an entity...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 18:05
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By VP959

I agree, it may well seem confusing, as does a...

I agree, it may well seem confusing, as does a lot of the other science surrounding this pandemic. Part of the problem seems to be finding ways to explains fairly complex things in a simple to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 17:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By VP959

I think that detonating ~1,000kg of HE in a...

I think that detonating ~1,000kg of HE in a relatively built up area was inevitably going to cause some damage, despite the 400 tonnes of sand that placed around it.

Not sure why they didn't steam...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 17:37
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

Yes, but perhaps not absolutely when it comes to...

Yes, but perhaps not absolutely when it comes to actions within a theatre of war. For example, cooking a meal for a domestic criminal isn't normally an offence. Cooking a meal for enemy fighters in...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 17:15
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By VP959

Perhaps we need some simple bullet points to...

Perhaps we need some simple bullet points to explain this infectivity/LFT thing.

LFT gives a correct negative result = person most probably does not have Covid-19
LFT gives a false negative...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 14:17
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

I think it brings into question our normal legal...

I think it brings into question our normal legal concept of innocence, doesn't it?

She's admittedly a special case, in as much as she had a right to Bangladeshi citizenship, so the UK government...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 13:30
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

I agree. The problem seems to be that she may...

I agree. The problem seems to be that she may have effectively admitted to belonging to a proscribed organisation when being interviewed, and it is clear from her actions that she has done this, but...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 11:11
Replies: 6,464
Views: 518,087
Posted By VP959

The image in question is so good that it deserves...

The image in question is so good that it deserves to be seen widely, IMHO, wherever it originated from (thanks to K'n'C for posting it - hope you don't mind me re-posting it for the Gruaniad...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 10:36
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By VP959

The data are here:...

The data are here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/media_wysiwyg/UK%20evaluation_PHE%20Porton%20Down%20%20University%20of%20Oxford_final.pdf

There's a table on page 5 of that report:

...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 10:17
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

Perhaps worth carefully noting the definitions...

Perhaps worth carefully noting the definitions used (my added highlights). Take the first point:



Shamima Begum is not a naturalized citizen of a foreign country. He British citizenship is by...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 08:50
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

I take it you didn't read this document:...

I take it you didn't read this document: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/901434/20200717_Proscription.pdf , then, or missed this...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 08:16
Replies: 49
Views: 2,768
Posted By VP959

Depends very much on the model. We have two AEG...

Depends very much on the model. We have two AEG built-in ovens, one could have been connected via a 13 A plug, the other needed a 16 A supply. Hobs almost always need more power. Our, fairly low...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 22:25
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

KelvinD , Whilst I fully understand your...

KelvinD ,

Whilst I fully understand your desire to pour scorn and vitriol on anyone and everyone within the current government, it is worth looking at the facts.

She has not been charged with...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 17:35
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

As already posted, birthright means what it says,...

As already posted, birthright means what it says, it grants a right, in this case an absolute right, to citizenship. Another example would be the US law that states that everyone born within the USA,...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 17:23
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

If someone has an entitlement, in law, to...

If someone has an entitlement, in law, to citizenship, then an application for proof of that, say a national identity card or passport, cannot be lawfully withheld. In her case she would not need to...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 16:41
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

Not true at all. Both her parents were...

Not true at all. Both her parents were Bangaldeshi citizens who moved to the UK. Under the Bangladesh Citizens Act 1951 Shamima Begum is automatically entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship under the ...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 16:20
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

From Wikipedia: Also from Wikipedia: ...

From Wikipedia:



Also from Wikipedia:



Putting those two together it would seem that she is indeed entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship by birthright. Bangladesh would, I think, have to...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 15:07
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By VP959

It's never going to happen in my lifetime, no...

It's never going to happen in my lifetime, no matter what is done. We've only ever managed to eradicate one disease by vaccination (small pox), and that took many, many decades of work (small pox...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 13:05
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By VP959

The bottom line is that I think that, if she had...

The bottom line is that I think that, if she had shown the slightest bit of regret for her actions during that infamous television interview, or had tried to explain that, as an idealistic 15 year...
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