4 May, 2021 at 6:51 pm #1139212
I think most of us are wondering..hoping. But then what did we all consider normal? Regular routines top most of my ideas. Work, pay, chores, need to chores, and eventual planned holidays and celebrating ones like Christmas and those of your religious beliefs. Birthdays, dinner out. Movies and gyms and just good old fashion family gatherings.
Will we see those things I truly hope so. Walking around now I hear no laughter, short brief communications and look at as if I may have disease with mask on. Christ I feel like got a disease of some sort.
So as many aware I extended my family with furbys. Lol. Have been fun. Have I lost it, well no, just keeping laughter in my life. Silly but sanity at moment.
I wish you all some light at end of your tunnel and seriously extend good mental health in keeping you happy and finding something nutty to refocus as our difficult times.
Be well and safe. I will be here to listen and you need to seriously reach out to stranger to chat with4 May, 2021 at 7:57 pm #1139214
Only a yank would say that !!!
Things have always been normal in the UK. We go to work, come home and nod off in a chair just like our fathers did and there fathers before them.
The schools mite have been close for a while, no football for a bit too, but we’ve seen worse and came thru it.
Who can forget when kfc ran out of chicken for weeks?
Wot about when d1 spilt up?
Or even the beast from the east… 8 weeks when the roads were coved in ice and snow?
I’d like to think of the last year as a pause. A time when we all had the time for friends and family or got to try out new hobby’s. We all got thru it and in 8 weeks when all restrictions end ….we all go back to normal. Overall, I’ve enjoy the pandemic. Its been nice not to see the pro beggar’s out on our streets or hear drunks screaming at 3am. People seem friendly and more open too.4 May, 2021 at 8:53 pm #1139215
Oh fishy. Give me a break. Labelling us always as a “Yank” you sound like a member of race culture lately.
No people here lost jobs. Business shutting down. School closure. Crime spikes and dysfunctional government.
My entirety of lifetime I have never ever seen this. It a year almost another half. We not talking 8 weeks now. Year and half.4 May, 2021 at 10:32 pm #1139216
Well I hate to sound like kiwi….. but it was mostly Trumps fault.
Back in March last year… the UK government roll out a stimulus program.
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.
The main difference was there was no furlong scheme in the US. $500 billion to large corporations & $377 billion to small businesses without the key condition of keeping staff.
In simple terms these corporations & businesses took the cash and cut there work force.
The other issue was health care and out of work support. In America health care isn’t free and long term support for the employment is next to nothing. In the UK its not the same.
The bottom line is simple. Trumps government spend 6 times as much on there stimulus package with 4 times the population of the UK. While the UK is starting to recover and get back to work, American business isn’t.
So linda where do you think the $2 trillion stimulus package money went?
Let me give you a clue
October 29, 2020 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2020. The Company posted record September quarter revenue of $64.7 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $0.73.4 May, 2021 at 10:48 pm #1139217
Oh wait this one is better :)Starbucks‘ net revenue reached 19.16 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, reflecting a 27.7 percent drop from the previous year.27 Apr 2021Not bad for a business that closed 800 shops in the pandemic5 May, 2021 at 1:43 am #1139218
As with other U.S airlines (Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Southwest Airlines), American Airlines has accessed funding as part of the U.S the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
It will receive $5.8 billion from the Payroll Support Program (PSP) to support staff salaries and benefits, which comes in two forms: a direct grant of $4.1 billion, and a low-interest rate loan of $1.7 billion. In addition to the $5.8 billion, American expects to separately apply for a loan from the U.S. Treasury of approximately $4.75 billion.
Now you’d think there be alright with 6 billion but noooooooooo
American Airlines has said it will cut 19,000 jobs in October when a government wage support scheme extended to airlines during the pandemic comes to an end.5 May, 2021 at 6:56 am #1139219
are u American 🐟..?5 May, 2021 at 12:35 pm #1139248
GOOD Fishy doing the research
EXCUSE ME..ummmmmmm where do you think this money came from Mr. Fishy know it all…
From Business owners large and small. From peoples 140k programs and pull out of interest, sales tax, estate tax, income tax, school tax, real estate tax, out of citizens pay checks each week. What so this money just appeared? Trump getting it back from Countries whom owed us. China naming one.
What about this 2 free years of community college now, who pays the Teachers? Free Day Care? 300.00 week extra for those who have children. DO I Get 300.00 extra a week? Nope. I could go on and on.
Unity here yet, made promises? Ummm what about so much media coverage on a area of immigrant children 22,000 to be exact moved to hotels and military bases, moved around Country by coach and planes put in to communities. Who paying for these illegals. American tax payers
Simple as that…We the hard working people. We pay for unemployment as well.
So this research shows you what they spending our money on. We have no control on that5 May, 2021 at 1:14 pm #1139249
Then you cant moan !!!!
I had to look up “community college”. In the UK there called further education colleges. Free if your under 24 and have been for years.
I’m not too sure on the “immigrant children” thingy….. but I do know its been going on for years too.
And unlike us poor workshy dosers in UK who live on chips and porkpies….. Americans do have a say on taxation.
Well in California they do5 May, 2021 at 3:15 pm #1139252
Yes u familar with property tax. Cheaper than n.y. when u sold however u got more than u get now under Biden new regime. Lucky u sold before Trump was out
Free College went to those with certain extreme situations. And limited. Never free here otherwise. And foreign exchange students some.
And doesn’t the citizens of u.k. pay some kind of tax for education? Like here some States pay a car tax yearly. I dont. Connecticut does am aware of.