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That was a good one, can we ask for seconds? If you do post another, can you increase the font size? The original text size was so minute, I could hardly read it.
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With (second) lockdowns happening in Australia and parts of Europe, how are those countries weathering the economic storm of businesses closing at alarming rates? In the US, we're on the verge of having our first real lockdown. The previous pseudo-lockdown we had a few months back had a huge impact on the economy. I was just wondering how other countries, that are farther along, are faring.
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To be honest, we probably won't know until it's all over and we find out how much governments owe, and how many businesses / jobs are left to be taxed to fund it.
I suspect it will be pretty nasty for quite a while.
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In the UK, the Government is pumping in £Billions in an attempt to keep businesses and the economy afloat. But we are still seeing many go to the wall. Particularly high street retailers and the leisure industry. And I don't think the travel industry can weather the storm for much longer. Trying to walk the tightrope of saving lives or saving jobs is not easy.
Here's a quick survey for everyone. What would you prefer:
I think the phrase, "high street" is synonymous with "uptown" as in the streets with higher numbers. Somehow that is in contrast to "downtown" and I am not sure what connotations one should draw from those terms. I could quite possibly be all wet about this. I have a recurring problem where I attempt to infer logical thinking where there is or was none.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
"In the vast majority of cases the high street in a town or village is the main commercial or shopping thoroughfare. The name seems to have emerged in the 12th century when the word 'high' began to be used to indicate something or someone of a higher, or more important, status than others."