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Monty Stubble

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Posted: 26/03/2020 18:59:10
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This from my other hat in COMRU. Apparently people still going underground in the North Pennines.

"Underground Explorers

The current spread of Coronavirus, Covid 19 in the UK is affecting all aspects of life, and underground is no exception.

All underground explorers are reminded of the Government requirements to limit travel outside of home to essential purposes only.

We urge underground explorers to do the responsible thing and adhere to these requirements.

It has sadly become clear that this advice is still being ignored.

MREW and Underground Rescue Teams are staffed by volunteers and many of have jobs in essential sectors such as health. This means they have to prioritise this over participating in rescues. In turn this means that rescue teams may not function as they have trained to do.

In addition, any rescue may well add to the burden that NHS has to shoulder when it has more important things to do.

You can support your Mountain Rescue and Underground Rescue Teams.

The message is clear…

Stay away from mines and caves
Stay away from the areas where they are.

Chris Jones
Team Leader - Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Team"

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Posted: 26/03/2020 19:42:55
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I don't know about "Nuggets", I am sure selfish morons would be far more appropriate!! CursingCursingCursingCursingCursingCursing IP: 86.162.32.67 Edited: 26/03/2020 19:43:37 by JohnnearCfon
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Posted: 26/03/2020 20:01:09
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many police forces are now using checkpoints and drones to crack down on the mental **** element who think that rules, laws and social responsibilities do not actually apply to them.

This is the new reality. Its shite, get TF used to it

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Posted: 26/03/2020 20:09:42
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WTF??? I thought it was bad enough the number of people who've driven out to the Peak Disrict to go for a walk, or bikers who think it's still OK to do the circuits round here.

It's not just the social distancing that's crucial right now to get the spread of covid-19 down, it's avoiding doing things that could potentially result in ending up in critical care. The coming weeks will test the NHS to its and every bed is going to be needed.

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Posted: 26/03/2020 21:49:32
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Snowdonia National Park Authority have closed some of the more popular mountains:

https://www.snowdonia.gov.wales/authority/coronavirus

Not my patch so don't know if that will help keep people out of any mines. Would it be worth considering putting a banner on the home page putting the message across?


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Posted: 26/03/2020 22:52:53
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Posted: 27/03/2020 08:55:10
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No mines, caves or mountains around here but as someone who is still travelling a bit due to essential work I've noticed that a few people are using the currently empty roads as a bit of an opportunity to put the hammer down and give their bike/car the full beans. I've had folks absolutely screaming past me on blind corners when I've been going at the speed limit.

I can understand the temptation of course but it seems just as irresponsible as the other stuff we're not supposed to be doing.

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Posted: 27/03/2020 11:47:51
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50shadesofgreen wrote:

https://ogwen-rescue.org.uk/incident-details/


That page reads best with banjo music playing in the background. Frank Zappa famously stated years ago that the most common element in the Universe wasn't hydrogen but stupidity, and that it was humanity's mission to try and eradicate as much of it as possible. One could argue that here too, stupidity is probably more of a risk to the population than Covid-19. After all, the virus can't get very far on its own - it's really tiny.

On my daily exercise walk to various (mostly empty) parks I can't help noticing that some people just do not get it - at all. In some cases they seem literally unable to behave safely. Yesterday I watched a bunch of guys 'play wrestling' (as some guys are wont to do) whilst trying to keep away from the frequent heavily-panting joggers who were thundering past. Weirdly these losers all stick to the paths where lone walkers are, even though there's acres of empty grass to run around on. So I walk there instead Wink
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Posted: 27/03/2020 12:33:40
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Exactly! My cycle path through the forest where I have always exercised is now crowded with walkers. I could cycle on the various side paths marked "no cycling" because there's no fecker on them! I gave up.

Yesterday I saw two people who met on the path exercising social distancing by standing apart on opposite sides of their path in woods for a chat. Lovely spacing between them. Unfortunately not for the throng who were constantly passing between them!
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Posted: 27/03/2020 12:42:01
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The other day I had a regular small bill to pay to a caller at my house. I offered the money, “just a minute”, he says, “I must use gloves for cash”. He fishes around in his pocket and produces one much used ‘single use’ plastic glove like the ones available at petrol stations. He put it on and I placed the money in his gloved palm. He then transferred the money to his cash bag with his other ungloved hand and went on his way totally happy. Confused

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Posted: 27/03/2020 13:14:14
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Wait, there's more...Wink

https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/foy4fi/why_not_just_make_it_at_home_buddy/
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Posted: 30/03/2020 21:59:54
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How strange will we get? Thinking of opening the wooden floor and going down under. Last time I found rusty nails, discarded wire and an empty 1950's Woodbine packet. Not quite mining artefacts but thankfully no rotted beams and no bloody minded joggers or dog walkers!Boredbored!: IP: 82.6.105.102
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Posted: 31/03/2020 09:21:40
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When I refitted our kitchen a couple of years ago I ripped down the ceiling. We found a Pepsi can from the 1970s. You don't think they have changed much but they have. Quite a different shape and much thicker aluminium.

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Posted: 01/04/2020 01:20:03
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Well it wasn't me, it was a friend. But as we are slightly off topic and its so ridiculous its worth telling. He bought a relatively new house as the 2nd or 3rd owner (NHBC expired). The first time he went up into the loft he discovered a wheelbarrow full of concrete sitting precariously on 3 joists with no possibility of removal from the loft. Shocked

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