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JWestland

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Nov 2020

Over the water in Norn Ire, serious cycle commuter, and a bit of a bike geek.

Also draw, studying for IT/Maths degree on OU and I keep chickens.

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    I watched Showgirls years ago, I thought it was bad but not Michael bay transformers / shoot at all all things movie bad.

    Maybe time to try again.

    Twin peaks is great if you like lynch big not seen his series. S1 starts as a soap opera so should hate it, but nope. Fantastic!

    Don't watch Eraserhead half drunk, bad idea for trying to relax after a drinking sesh movie as I found out.

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    https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1123/118005­2-connelly-brexit-latest/

    The gift that keeps on giving.

    "EU and UK officials are in last-minute talks to avoid a potential two-way ban on a wide range of foods including sausages, mince and prepared meals moving between Great Britain and the island of Ireland next year, RTÉ News has learned.

    Under EU rules, there are restrictions of certain meat products from outside the European Union.

    Such products would therefore be prohibited from entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain, as it will still be operating EU food safety rules from 1 January under the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    However, the UK has indicated it will, in turn, apply reciprocal restrictions on such foods coming from Ireland."

    I knew GB food HAS to be frozen cos the UK left the SM, so NI will stick to EU food standards, but since GB won't any GB to NI trade has to follow EU rules.

    But now they also want have EU rules on ALL food coming into GB.
    Westminster voted down farming protections for farmers though it's all chat about "no chlorine chicken" but in reality, they aren't really protecting the full standards.

    So I am quite confused, unless it is a dick move to try to get Ireland to be nice. Which is going to not go down too well...

  • in COVID-19
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    Unit formed to fight Scottish independence.

    This'll go down fantastic in Scotland 🤣

  • in COVID-19
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    In Northern Ireland kids being at school plays a fair bit in spreading Coronavirus.

    Not sure how much you can extend that to the whole of the UK.

    A superspreader at a wedding also caused a fair bit of causes in one town...

    Now there are keeping hospitality and shops on top shut for 2 weeks (sigh...) so that will allow more calculated guesswork for Rona spreaders.

    But our T&T is also not good enough for really accurate figures of what did what.

  • in COVID-19
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    Since I can pay for a private test and feel OK (two people I know that got NHS tested and prescribed vitamin D actually felt low, no energy...clear symptoms) I wouldn't annoy the NHS with it, would be more curiosity.

    Perhaps I should do it and see what comes out of it :)

    But in your case, yeah that's not so good, it is better if the GP follows up.

    She doesn't like vitamin drops?

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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/202­0/nov/25/von-der-leyen-eu-willing-to-be-­creative-to-seal-brexit-deal?CMP=Share_A­ndroidApp_Other

    Now Barnier is saying he will walk out if UK won't move.

    And don't think he does empty / non strategic threats.

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    I clearly need to rewatch it 🤣

  • in COVID-19
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    Fatty fish has 2/3, I think people uses to eat Kippers (fatty fish) with porridge (fiber) which would set them up for the day.

    And stink up the kitchen :):)

    B12 is another one that is interesting, same for other B vitamins. I guess I am a bit wary of popping pills, because sometimes taking supplements actually worsens outcomes. (see the whole high dose vitamin C/E and cancer in smokers trial results...) but it may also be very safe.

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    Know more about the book?

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    It is, to be pedantic, it is an assumption you can use more vitamin D without testing.

    But since people aren't routinely tested, as long as you don't take mad doses it is fine to supplement. Note the NHS safe levels are lower than what studies use, so it may be worth taking a bit more than 10. There's some stuffs online about dosing.

    NICE is investigating if NHS guidelines should be updated re covid and vitamin D.

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