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13 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Edo £8 is good for a decent haircut, it was decent wasn't it?

 

Mine cost £11.  My previous cutist (yes that is what he called himself) cost me £15 for a cut but he would take an hour over it.

 

Allan

 

Wouldn't mind getting an £8 haircut. Mine costs £11 too, but I'm not blessed with the same lush growth that you have. Just have to have the verges strimmed now and again.

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3 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Edo £8 is good for a decent haircut, it was decent wasn't it?

 

Mine cost £11.  My previous cutist (yes that is what he called himself) cost me £15 for a cut but he would take an hour over it.

 

Allan

 

 

'Twas the best haircut I've ever had. I bet they charged me less than the listed price. The barber shop near me in Little Italy charged $50. There are things I miss about NYC but the cost of everyday stuff is not one of them. 

 

There are lots of barber shops here in Liverpool, as many as there are tattoo parlours, betting parlours, and coffee shops. Camera kit and clothing cost less in the States. 

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

'Twas the best haircut I've ever had. I bet they charged me less than the listed price. The barber shop near me in Little Italy charged $50. There are things I miss about NYC but the cost of everyday stuff is not one of them. 

 

There are lots of barber shops here in Liverpool, as many as there are tattoo parlours, betting parlours, and coffee shops. Camera kit and clothing cost less in the States. 

Great news, Ed. Though I'd recognise you even without a carnation buttonhole and a copy of the Daily Mirror.

I think you have a UK keyboard by now, so I'm sure you know that shift-3 is the pound sign. It's right next to the one you're used to. Or should that be left next.

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Yes, Mark, that is the case on my new UK M1 MacBook Air. But my older Pro is American. And for several reasons, I use the Pro for the forum and do all my LR and PS work on the Air. 

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On 07/08/2021 at 04:27, Ed Rooney said:

An odd thing having to do with photography, of course. But we won't insist on that. 

 

Yesterday, while on my way to the Post Office in Liverpool One, I passed a woman with a cute small red-haired girl of about two. I stopped and said hello and told the mother that my family name was Rooney, which is the Anglicised word for Ruanaidh in Irish meaning red-haired. (Like the daughter.) 

 

"Really? I didn't know that," the woman said. And then she told me that her maiden name is Rooney. I was totally discombobulated.

 

Edo, a non red-haired Rooney. There were no redheads in my Sligo family . . . but my stepson is a redhead.

 

Edo, my husband's grandmother was from Sligo - and his sister and two of my nephews have that red hair - but no Rooneys that I recall in the family tree - my daughter's been doing our genealogy way back. We also have red hair on my Italian side from my grandfather, though no one since. 

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On 27/08/2021 at 16:08, Ed Rooney said:

 

Here I am sitting alone in Liverpool and I'm trying to pronounce the name of the great Italian tenor correctly. Americans get it very wrong. It should be Pavarotti, with the 'rot' like 'row a boat'. And keep the sound going when you change syllables. Americans chop up Italian words and make them sound Japanese. Maybe we think Macchiato was one of the pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor. 

 

PAVAROTTI !!!

 

 

 

Funny you should say that about Italian sounding Japanese. My maiden name was Acito (Italian). I spent my junior year at Pomona College in California. One day, a friend's mother was visiting. When we were introduced, she said, "Oh, I thought you were Japanese!" 

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On 30/08/2021 at 12:06, Allan Bell said:

 

I'm going to say something here to the covid disbelievers and antivaxers which I hope will not upset anyone reading it, and I mean ANYONE.

 

Please you people mentioned above just stop thinking about and analysing covid and the vaccines, shut your brain down, go and get the vaccine it does not hurt. After you have had it carry on life as usual without wondering what might or might not happen and enjoyyour new "freedom". If nothing happens you have won out. If something does happen it will not be as bad than if you did not have the vaccine in the first place.

 

Yes I know it is more complicated than that but keeping things simple is better for your health.

 

Allan

 

NOTE:- All the above is taken from what I have heard from the professionals in/on all types of news media and NOT on social media.

 

ITMA

 

Now for the red arrows and comments good and bad.

 

 

Re: The Vaccine -

I'm still undergoing vestibular therapy for vertigo as a result of a severe autoimmune response to my second dose of the vaccine. It also sent my RA, fibromyalgia and Sjogren's Syndrome, which were pretty much in remission, back to plague me. I've been like this since April. But I don't regret getting the vaccine.

 

Everyone I know (or who are relatives or friends of those I know) - who has died of Covid - starting back in spring 2020 - was between age 19-50 - and I'm in my 60's so I know a lot of people in the high risk group. Since the vaccine came out, another 5 people related to friends who refused to get vaccinated have died (my friends are vaccinated, their relatives are not). 

 

I can't get a booster, so when/if my immunity wears off, I'll have to rely on friends and neighbors being protected. Scary thought. On good days I can go outside, run errands, be a normal person. Without the vaccine, being in a high risk group, I'd be risking my life to leave my house. 

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I'm sorry to hear that you had a vaccine related problem, Marianne . . . but hearing about those deaths is more upsetting. I'm looking forward to a booster jab in the fall along with a flu jab. Viva la NHS!

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8 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

 Autumn temperatures too.🥶

 

Allan

 

 

Indeed - I'm hoping for an Indian Summer, come the autumn.

 

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From an infectious disease specialist, August 5, 2021

Please Don't shoot the messenger. This isn’t my opinion, but I do investigate.

Can fully vaccinated people still transmit the virus to others, including other vaccinated people? 

While it is possible, Dr. Cardona says that the ability to transmit COVID-19 may occur at a lower rate. She adds that this could also be a reality for people who don’t have a good immune response to vaccines.  

“The elderly, those with immune or chronic health conditions or those with underlying health disorders may not have the best protective response to vaccines, such as the COVID-19 vaccines. We are still collecting data and doing ongoing research about the vaccine responses in these vulnerable populations.” 

 

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My understanding is that vaccination reduces both susceptibility to infection and transmission if infected, both by about two thirds to three quarters.

As an anecdote, we stayed with a vaccinated friend who tested positive a couple of days later, and although we were in close proximity indoors for many hours, we both continued to test negative each day for the requisite 8 days after being told.

Edited by spacecadet
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It seems that the effect of double-vaccines is diminishing over time and that 'Delta' has changed the game somewhat, hence the talk now of booster vaccines - UK Nuffield of Medicine findings based on 2.58 million swabs in conjunction with the Office of National Statistics. Study has not been peer-reviewed yet though.

 

Reported by Reuters here, with link to study:

 

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/british-study-shows-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-wanes-under-delta-2021-08-18/

 

Selective quotes:

"Delta infections after two vaccine doses had similar peak levels of virus to those in unvaccinated people; with the Alpha variant, peak virus levels in those infected post-vaccination were much lower."

 

"The authors cautioned that the viral concentration in the throat was only a rough proxy for severity of symptoms and that they had no new data on the duration of infections."

Edited by Harry Harrison
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