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It's not funny when you have to explain it.
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You understand any of that? I didn't and I live next door.

Funny, lots of Engrish people wear kilts at weddings claiming 1/8 Scottish.

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Or they just like dressing up as girls.





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They self identify as Scottish.

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Coronavirus: Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years

The pound has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic spooks investors.

It is currently trading at $1.15, a fall of almost 5% in just one day.

It comes as financial markets tumbled again after major stimulus plans failed to quell fears about the economic impact of the virus.

The Dow ended down 6.3%, while the S&P 500 fell 5.1% and the Nasdaq dropped 4.7%.

Earlier the Dow and S&P 500 had plunged more than 7%, triggering an automatic temporary halt to trade, but shares recovered some ground as Congress appeared set to approve a relief bill.

The pound's weakness could partly stem from questions over how the UK government plans to pay for the emergency economic measures it has introduced, says Neil Wilson, chief analyst for Markets.com.

"This is the worst sustained period of sterling selling that I can recall," he says. "The government's massive fiscal package undoubtedly means more borrowing for the UK economy - how do we pay for all this?"
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Doctor X wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:10 am
Or they just like dressing up as girls.





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I would happily tell them that. And do. Next week they'll be up at Ibrox rioting in deep fried offal take-out joints.
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I'm happy she is showing great empathy with the citizens of Albion by taking refuge in one of her castles. With the country residence as back-up.

No word on the Scottish trailer as yet.
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Just to pile on

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51967807


The Queen has issued a message to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak, saying the UK is “entering a period of great concern and uncertainty”.

The 93-year-old praised the work of scientists, medics and emergency staff, but added that everyone has a "vitally important part to play".

Her message came just ahead of the PM's daily briefing, in which he said the UK could "turn the tide" in 12 weeks.

The monarch said she and her family "stand ready to play our part".

The Queen had already cut short her official duties because of the crisis, and is now at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh.

He was flown there by helicopter from the Sandringham estate where he had been staying.

The virus has now seen 144 people who tested positive die in the UK.

"You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”

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Missed this:
Her message came just ahead of the PM's daily briefing, in which he said the UK could "turn the tide" in 12 weeks.
"Could "

12 weeks. About the same time as China reached single digit new infections after the initial outbreak.
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I don't really know what "part" the Queen or her family could play in a situation like this, but it's nice to know that they're willing to play it.

I guess their "part" is the same as the rest of us: try to avoid catching the bug for as long as possible and hope they find a vaccine that works sooner rather than later, and figure out how best to treat it.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:52 am
Missed this:
Her message came just ahead of the PM's daily briefing, in which he said the UK could "turn the tide" in 12 weeks.
"Could "

12 weeks. About the same time as China reached single digit new infections after the initial outbreak.
Not to be non-topical to the tread but do you believe that? I'm a little skeptical. I think they might be lying, or understating largely. On the one hand, I'm not sure China could keep that a secret. On the other hand, if any country could, it's them. Is this even possible?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:03 am
I don't really know what "part" the Queen or her family could play in a situation like this, but it's nice to know that they're willing to play it.

I guess their "part" is the same as the rest of us: try to avoid catching the bug for as long as possible and hope they find a vaccine that works sooner rather than later, and figure out how best to treat it.
Of course. It was just a shittily worded statement that her press secretary came out with.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:03 am
I don't really know what "part" the Queen or her family could play in a situation like this, but it's nice to know that they're willing to play it.
She's not really penniless. And could, e. g., just buy some groceries for the overworked nurses (more precisely, the remaining overworked nurses):



I'm sure Her Majesty's meals are perfectly balanced and that there are four or five MDs hovering over her.

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I'll give the woman in the vid some slack because she might be exhausted, but really.

Improvise.
She's not really penniless. And could, e. g., just buy some groceries for the overworked nurses (more precisely, the remaining overworked nurses):
Since when has any noble in any Country been altruistic.

Well maybe Marie Antoinette in order to save her own ass and look where that got her.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:48 am
Since when has any noble in any Country been altruistic.
It was a rhetorical hypothetical. :mrgreen:

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Ah. I copied the paragraph directly and added quote.
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Went to the local Polish market today and saw a pro-Brexit acquaintance in there hoovering up...well, everything really.

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What is this euro stuff? We did it first:

Behold, the king that set the greatest example:
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