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  1. They also moved the payment date for the yearly tax ,it was November, its been moved to january ,of course they did not inform me so I got hit for a 4000 peso fine
  2. Yes I get the bit about the crazy rules , I've now got to pay to have my condo disenfected on a regular basis ,despite it being empty since march Theres going to be a lot of problems here as well snowy , the economy is taking a big dive
  3. Yup I cant get back in at the moment ,and I've just been told that I'll have to pay to get my condo disenfected every three months I guess they are looking for ways to raise money This situation must be killing their tourist industry
  4. Unfortunately I would have to reveal my DIL,s name to do that ,so that's a no ,
  5. The young lady who told me is head of her department, its affecting the right side of the heart ,its still being researched as to what damage is being done Daughter in law is a bit of an ace with ultrasound, she has had some of her work published
  6. Theres a FB clip doing the rounds of a group of demonstrators who's accents would suggest that they are of african descent A police officer walks past and one shouts her slogan ,"black lives mattet" ,he replys " all lives matter " Her reply ,"no they dont !"
  7. Spoke to my daughter in law yesterday, she is a cardio technician at a prominent london heart hospital ,her job is to check your heart put using ultrasound etc She told me that there is growing evidence that the virus has damaged the hearts of people who have survived covid ,she said that in some people due to the close proximity of the lungs to the heart ,the virus has attacked the heart ,further research is ongoing
  8. I went out with my motorcycle club yesterday, we met up outside a friends house and kept our social distance , we went for a 140 mile ride around the countryside , there were some other clubs who were not keeping to the 2 meter gap ,we stopped at a roadside cafe for some lunch ,where this was observed
  9. British Airways and virgin Atlantic have both announced massive job losses this week
  10. I don't think that its the lossof three years of growth thats the real concern Its the depth of this resession that will be the measure of the real damage to the global economy
  11. I read in the news yesterday that 26 million are now unemployed in the usa , thats a lot of hungry people
  12. Try google for your answers , the worldbank is part of the un system , the IMF was set up to help economies in times of financial crisis As far as telling them both to stick it , i have no idea what the consequences would be
  13. Be careful with renting out the house , im looking after my friends affairs whilst he is in pampanga , of the 3 rental properties that he has , one guy has not paid for 6 months and another for 3 months ,as a result of new legislation, getting them evicted is proving troublesome, more so than before covid
  14. My understanding is that there is a world bank , governments borrow from this world bank and have to repay that loan To repay the loan ,they will raise taxes I bet the chinese are the ones who will profit from this pandemic They have trillions of dollars to lend to the world bank
  15. Its probably best to stay in the Philippines john , we are about to hit 19k deaths here Im guessing how its going to be dealt with here in the UK i work for the NHS My best guess at the moment is that they are gearing up towards testing ,there are about 5 medical centers that i visit that have red zones , these are on the increase , im guesssing that they are going to be part of a system that is going to accept a percentage of casualties , the ones that have been tested and found to have had the virus will be returned to work and the ones that have the virus will be treated accordingly Personal view point here ,that the covid virus is here to stay and will take an annual death toll in the same way that the flu does at present We will all eventually get an annual jab for the virus ,but in a similar way to the current flu jab ,this will only protect you against last year's flu The real race is on now , the financial figures coming out are going to leave the UK with a debt that will be greater than the debt of WW2 ,we only finished paying that off 10 or so years ago
  16. Cant comment on the USA situation, but here in the UK , government borrowing will hit 45 billion for this month To put that figure into perspective, thats how much we spend on primary schools , police and fire brigade in a year They are making noises about the economy shrinking to levels we have never seen before If borrowing goes on at this months rate for 6 months , it will take decades to repay
  17. Read a report on a couple of news sites backed up by the cops , scum have been stealing food deliveries here in the uk , volunteers have been picking up and delivering food items to those that are in total isolation, they have been getting stolen off peoples door steps
  18. One effect of the virus on the Philippines economy is the return of overseas workers ,my gf tells me that overseas workers that she knows are resigning and heading back home I was planning on retirement this year , ive reluctantly decided that i need to continue working, my main reason is that im worried about my adult children being able to pay their mortgages, im in a very secure job ,(NHS), personally i feel it would be irresponsible of me to retire , apart from not knowing how badly hit my pension pot is . The economic effects of this virus are going to be worse than the one we experienced in the UK during the 90,s , i hear people talking about the 2008 recession, i laugh , folks especially the youngsters just dont realise how bad this pile of poo hitting the fan will be When house values start to crash ,then people will realise the depth of this economic armageddon, with the IMF warning us and using language such as 1930,s resession
  19. The problems we are having with PPE are now making their way to the bbc news Even allowing for reasons of shortages, the situation is not good , ive been getting stupid emails from the senior management who woukd apear to be either smoking some herbal sunstance or detached from reality There is a severe shortage of equipment and im getting emails informing me to do stuff like, use sanitzer wipes on your steering wheel , use gloves and mask when driving etc My reply is "where are the gloves,masks ,sanitizer and wipes "
  20. The spanish flu allegedly started in Kansas USA , the people who work these things out are 99% certain thats where it started As far as films ,movies etc go We will be battered with a deludge of them in the years following the end of the virus
  21. On a brighter note The uk government has managed to build a new hospital in 9 days that can take up to 4000 intensive care beds The docklands exibition center is now known as the nightingale field hospitals There are plans to convert another 5 or 6 buildings My employers gave me a new van yesterday, to stop me getting held up by the cops
  22. One major problem that we have is a lack of PPE , if it was not so serious it would be funny Yesterday I started a new job within the NHS , the safety talk was very much around the virus , we are now operating within 3 zones at each medical center , green , amber and red We were given nice new uniforms, safety boots and two pairs of rubber gloves, two sets of disposable goggles and no masks , if we had the masks this would cover us for green and amber , we were told that they hoped for a delivery soon , I enquired about the red zone , we have a list if kit for the red zone that's about as useful as a chocolate fireplace , I've seen it being used , it does not give adequate cover , I was told if I need to go into to ask for some to borrow I have nothing but respect fir the doctors and nurses having to deal with this problem I saw a parralel with our soldiers during the early years of WW1 , whom in the absence of grenades ,were using cleaned out jam tins stuffed full of gun powder and bits of metal to chuck at the enemy
  23. One of the latest statistics is that 25% of our health service staff are self isolating
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