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NYCKY

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I don't mean correct the poster. Point out what is incorrect about the post, thus educating the more susceptible readers...censoring isn't the answer, imo

I am as pro free speech as anyone here but as Owedtojoy said, with the maxim about yelling fire in a crowded theatre, there are limits to free speech and there are also responsibilities. We are in the midst of a crisis and people are hungry for information on this and we need to be responsible.

You shouldn't take this as a large change in policy, you can still say Leo/Trump/Boris etc are good/bad/awful. Opinions aren't being censored but fake news or rather fake science is, as it's dangerous.

Remember a rebuttal to a dodgy post, even if it comes, could be three pages later and not read by the reader either.
 
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So that’s why there’s neither turnip, garlic nor toilet roll in my local supermarket. I was wondering.
Can't say I had noticed about the turnips, but have encountered a lack of garlic in my own local supermarket too. What's with that I wonder? Can't say I really understood the desire to hoard toilet paper. Garlic though? :unsure: Do people see others marching out with cloves of garlic in their trolley and think, better stock up on garlic too before there's a garlic run? ;)
 

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Can't say I had noticed about the turnips, but have encountered a lack of garlic in my own local supermarket too. What's with that I wonder? Can't say I really understood the desire to hoard toilet paper. Garlic though? :unsure: Do people see others marching out with cloves of garlic in their trolley and think, better stock up on garlic too before there's a garlic run? ;)
Just make sure it wasn't smuggled in from China. ;)
 

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Can't say I had noticed about the turnips, but have encountered a lack of garlic in my own local supermarket too. What's with that I wonder? Can't say I really understood the desire to hoard toilet paper. Garlic though? :unsure: Do people see others marching out with cloves of garlic in their trolley and think, better stock up on garlic too before there's a garlic run? ;)
It’s probably because the garlic importer was jailed over the vat on it.
 

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It’s probably because the garlic importer was jailed over the vat on it.
I like the China angle theory though. Maybe now that COVID-19 seemingly is under control there, then along with donations of PPEs from China to fight the virus, they'll donate some of their garlic too? :)
 

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Can't say I had noticed about the turnips, but have encountered a lack of garlic in my own local supermarket too. What's with that I wonder? Can't say I really understood the desire to hoard toilet paper. Garlic though? :unsure: Do people see others marching out with cloves of garlic in their trolley and think, better stock up on garlic too before there's a garlic run? ;)
I suppose a run on one or two noticeable items, like toilet paper, would likely lead to panic about all sorts of other things too. Hence the garlic.

I wonder what would be the very last things left in the supermarket if the panic buying went on long enough? What's in there but that nobody ever buys? Something really specialised I imagine.

My guess is some of those really weird flavoured teas.
 

Emily Davison

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I like the China angle theory though. Maybe now that COVID-19 seemingly is under control there, then along with donations of PPEs from China to fight the virus, they'll donate some of their garlic too? :)
I thought they grew rice in China, along with covid. Garlic is more likely to come from France. I used about six cloves last night as I did gratin dauphinois along with putting some into a leg of Irish lamb. It was delicious but a pretty hefty price.
 

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I suppose a run on one or two noticeable items, like toilet paper, would likely lead to panic about all sorts of other things too. Hence the garlic.

I wonder what would be the very last things left in the supermarket if the panic buying went on long enough? What's in there but that nobody ever buys? Something really specialised I imagine.

My guess is some of those really weird flavoured teas.
The panic buying seems to have abated some what, was about yesterday evening and Tesco was well stocked ,the Toilet paper panic seems to be over anyway.
 

Emily Davison

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I suppose a run on one or two noticeable items, like toilet paper, would likely lead to panic about all sorts of other things too. Hence the garlic.

I wonder what would be the very last things left in the supermarket if the panic buying went on long enough? What's in there but that nobody ever buys? Something really specialised I imagine.

My guess is some of those really weird flavoured teas.
The chocolate aisles seem the best stocked. Toilet roll, tissues, pastas frozen veg and tins were the worst. Still are. But I notice new stocks keep coming. The panic is now over, and fish and veg stocks replenished.
 

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So that’s why there’s neither turnip, garlic nor toilet roll in my local supermarket. I was wondering.
Maybe there's some local cure for cold/flu that includes lashing and lashings of garlic.

I have plenty of garlic, I did an online grocery shop 3 weeks ago and because I haven't quite got to grips with the language, we ended up with a basket of a dozen bulbs.

So, if you do find out that local cure, share the recipe please.
 

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Maybe there's some local cure for cold/flu that includes lashing and lashings of garlic.

I have plenty of garlic, I did an online grocery shop 3 weeks ago and because I haven't quite got to grips with the language, we ended up with a basket of a dozen bulbs.

So, if you do find out that local cure, share the recipe please.
Well you could try the up the bum one. Though it was not clear to me neither quantity nor whether you have to peel it first.
 

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Well you could try the up the bum one. Though it was not clear to me neither quantity nor whether you have to peel it first.
Wouldn't raw peeled garlic burn in the bum? Though unpeeled could be quite spiky too, so... Hmm.
Think I'd prefer to wear it around my neck, TBH!
 

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Ok, I still have a stock of Toilet Paper.

What would be some creative alternatives to toilet paper ? ?

Apparently at one time people used a stick and if you picked up the stick in the wrong manner. You had; The wrong end of the stick ! !

So , creative replacements for toilet paper, please ! ! !
 

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Ok, I still have a stock of Toilet Paper.

What would be some creative alternatives to toilet paper ? ?

Apparently at one time people used a stick and if you picked up the stick in the wrong manner. You had; The wrong end of the stick ! !

So , creative replacements for toilet paper, please ! ! !

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The chocolate aisles seem the best stocked. Toilet roll, tissues, pastas frozen veg and tins were the worst. Still are. But I notice new stocks keep coming. The panic is now over, and fish and veg stocks replenished.
The fishermen here in Irelands biggest fishing port have been told to stop fishing, its only a matter of time before there are none left on the shelves.
 


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