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by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Alan Walton wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:15 pm
There is not a word about Chile predominantly using the Chinese vaccine; whose efficacy is much debated and generally speaking has been overstated
Nor the fact that while "cases" have bounced, deaths haven't.
by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Zero COVID is an impossible aim; even NZ and Australia haven’t achieved this; they have just minimised the cases by closing all borders Once they reopen they might have a worse problem because of the lack of immunity. Absolutely right. Perhaps they will be wiped out as native South American tribes ...
by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

again now. Let's just hope it doesn't lead to a fourth wave and lockdown in November. And then a fifth and then a sixth and then a seventh... Maybe vaccination won't work as well as we're being told - it wouldn't surprise me at all if we were being lied to about that - but equally I expect they wil...
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Nick Faulks wrote; 'Why would I not prefer to live in a country whose vaccination program has failed? Or is it that other governments, such as the Iranians', are by nature less repressive than ours.' John Moore has cited evidence that the Iranians are more repressive. Then there must be another rea...
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

John Moore wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:16 pm
And the Iranian Government is less repressive than ours.
As you are obviously aware, I never said that. I asked why Iranian citizens are allowed to play chess and we aren't. If you had an answer I assume you would have supplied it.
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Nick, your last sentence is nonsense, isn't it - or do you want me to quote Amnesty International on Iran. I do not doubt that the Iranian government is unpleasant in many respects, but they are at least allowing their people to play chess. Our Government does not even permit that. The Iranian gove...
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

I wasn't aware of the national championships taking place. Thanks for that information That isn't sufficient to justify describing Iran as less repressive than the UK. There is a difference between hyperbole and nonsense. I'm evidence based. They're playing chess, we're not. Of course there are way...
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:36 pm
I have seen no reports that Iran permits the playing of chess at present.
FIDE rated OTB events, including their national championships, are currently taking place. I assume you mean, apart from those.
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4321
Views: 471628

Re: Media comments on chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:09 pm
If Roddy McDowall isn't in it, I'm not watching it.
For clarity, I would watch any chess themed movie with Roddy McDowall in it. Or any ape themed movie with Roddy mcDowall in it. Or any movie at all in which apes play chess.
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4321
Views: 471628

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:49 pm
It's the only one of the new ones I've seen.
If Roddy McDowall isn't in it, I'm not watching it.
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

His dismissal of the present PM with a single four letter expletive is entertaining, though. Hardly original, not worth buying the book for. The truth is that Alan Duncan was never going to be of any signifcance and he is the only person who cannot see why that was. Perhaps Clark wasn't either, but...
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18112

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Based on the excerpts we have seen, Duncan would seem to be a lightweight version of Clark. There should be more to political diaries than repetitiously saying things along the lines of "the PM really is terribly dim".
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205846

Re: Cheating in chess

I think it's just some guy with a slightly addled personality, made worse by being locked down for a year, and he's taken to drink.
by NickFaulks
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205846

Re: Cheating in chess

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:57 pm
I was put off my stroke by typing while travelling on the Hayes line.
You were doing what? Are you trying to kill your granny?
by NickFaulks
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205846

Re: Cheating in chess

Alan Walton wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:41 pm
No harm done
Unless the child concludes, as some have, that chess appears to be a game concerned primarily with accusations of cheating and is better avoided altogether.