Glenn

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    • #1506

      Glenn
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      Aren’t you just saying that if you talk to a lot of people, many of them aren’t engaged in politics?

      This is the world. It’s a flaw in democracy (though it’s better than the alternatives): you’re asking people to make decisions, but many of them just aren’t really interested and therefore don’t know what they’re talking about. With Brexit specifically, it’s an incredibly boring issue of governance and trade regulations and I personally have no knowledge nor expertise to contribute. I listened to the arguments and while one side was far more convincing than the other, moreover one side was composed of people whom I consider to be entirely motivated by their own self-interest and have no regard for objective analysis of evidence to find good solutions to improve our society, so it was easy to make a decision. But had I not followed politics for a while I wouldn’t have had a clue which way to vote other than on meaningless tribal/emotional/irrelevant grounds, and after that, I wouldn’t have any interest. It is very, very boring. But unfortunately it’s also quite important because it will affect our standard of living and the opportunities available to us and our children. Oh dear.

    • #1420

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      I use my card a lot and all medium sized purchases I make with it. However i always carry cash with me as a back up and for those occasions when I need it. For instance cash only drinks machines at work, places where the card machine has brokendown/ not yet been installed, pubs, giving to beggars, tipping waiters, buying small items and the odd out of the way place where they have prices in pounds shillings and pence.

    • #1235

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      I have low blood pressure, usually in the region of 100/56 and it causes me no problems with dizzyness or fainting unless I’m at the dentists and especially with extractions. Because of this GP isn’t bothered but with your symptoms I would expect them to take action. I cant remember what they said they could do if it did become a problem but there was definitely options, that is if your symptoms are caused solely by low blood pressure, and if not they need looked at separately.

    • #4573

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      You would assume the economic impact of spanish flu was much greater since it massively affected those of working age (15-44). So far COVID is following the normal profile and mostly affecting the old non-working population.

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