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  1. Actually we do cull the herd as with 'mad cow...

    Actually we do cull the herd as with 'mad cow disease' in the UK.
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    Hilarious... you mime your favourite fool...

    Hilarious... you mime your favourite fool Trumpkin too. It is not a 'China virus' it is a virus which does not recognise borders or nationality, Chinese, Italian, Spanish it does not care, that by...
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    Meanwhile back in Ukraine James Sherr (Chatham...

    Meanwhile back in Ukraine James Sherr (Chatham House) sums things up:
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    Ask an Indian (not the 'red Indian' kind) or look...

    Ask an Indian (not the 'red Indian' kind) or look it up yourself!
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    Karma and brexit discussions are on hold.

    Karma and brexit discussions are on hold.
  6. I am not saying that the Chinese are knowingly...

    I am not saying that the Chinese are knowingly lying - though that is also possible - but that in all such things absolutely accurate statistics are nigh on impossible to gather. How do we count...
  7. I think the real question is why is the US case...

    I think the real question is why is the US case percentage higher than the Chinese? I am not saying you should trust the Chinese statistics (I certainly do not trust the Ukrainian ones, or the...
  8. Certainly but the US is NOT mirroring China in...

    Certainly but the US is NOT mirroring China in that case but exceeding China in the number of cases.
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    Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid 19....

    Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid 19. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791
  10. Not really 'equivalent' because A. China has an...

    Not really 'equivalent' because A. China has an extra 1bln population more than the US so the numbers of infections should be higher than the US. B. Because as you say the US is on the ascendant path...
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    But if you have zero assets how can you with any...

    But if you have zero assets how can you with any prudence lend? One default of a loan and you are bankrupt.
  12. Not sure your argument follows... So do you mean...

    Not sure your argument follows... So do you mean Thucydides meant that war between Sparta and Athens was 'inevitable' as a single case but the 'historical law' that made that war 'inevitable' will...
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    This goes terribly wrong at some point. You...

    This goes terribly wrong at some point. You cannot lend what you do not have.
  14. They have 'locked down' Ukraine I am told. Even...

    They have 'locked down' Ukraine I am told. Even if I could get home (which I probably could via Romania) and my two weeks self quarantine I could not get a train or a flight to Kyiv to go back to...
  15. The 'Thucydides Trap' and historical determinism.

    Big subject to sum up but important (to current and past affairs) so will start at the beginning; who was Thucydides for starters?

    Most people who have had any classical history teaching (apart...
  16. I would not let you change our sons nappy.

    I would not let you change our sons nappy.
  17. Negative test for this flu thing and proof then...

    Negative test for this flu thing and proof then sure. You would also have to get to the Aegean. Can teach you to swim so no problems there. Yes we have fishing rods and diving equipment. No machine...
  18. I read that the US included the UK and the...

    I read that the US included the UK and the Republic of Ireland soon after.
  19. No machine gun nest on my yacht but a good idea.

    No machine gun nest on my yacht but a good idea.
  20. "Ignorance is bliss."

    "Ignorance is bliss."
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