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by bovlomov
18 Feb 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 4634

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

On returning, I find you have added your personal attack on me. Obviously, I cannot begin to answer that since the underlying point about racism is true and I'm not going to come out with some waffle about what a great guy I am. On the other hand, it would be a stretch to imagine that every single ...
by bovlomov
17 Feb 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 105
Views: 3392

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

These arguments are without foundation.
by bovlomov
17 Feb 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 105
Views: 3392

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Re hitting rock bottom It's occurred to me that I've seen a version of it being done. Last Summer, we had subsidence problems with the extension at the back of our house. Without going into all the stressful details, the ground on which it is built was analysed and this was done by two men with a d...
by bovlomov
17 Feb 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

gaz wrote:
bovlomov wrote:But this new study seems to prove that helmets cause elbow injuries.

That old chestnut again, correlation is not causation :wink: .

But that's just words. I'm talking about common sense.
by bovlomov
17 Feb 2019, 9:23am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

It should also be noted that the prevalence of all significant trauma was 26% in the group of patients with helmet and 20% in the group without helmets (p-value=0.048). The overall mortality was 1%. There was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted patients. So conclusive proof...
by bovlomov
14 Feb 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 105
Views: 3392

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Just checked what 'trolling'* means, I am certainly not doing that! But, as a wise person said, 'what you [100%] think of me is none of my business' Trolls used to be little creatures like leprechauns or tylwyth teg, the fairies down the garden, what a shame the word has been hijacked * "at ti...
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 105
Views: 3392

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Agreed and why l don't post there anymore. There was a good programme on R4 last night called 'Conspiracy Theories'. I don't see the connection between the B... thread and conspiracy theories. There are disagreements, for sure. That wasn't especially intentional, just that Brexit has really polaris...
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 105
Views: 3392

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Ben@Forest wrote:Agreed and why l don't post there anymore. There was a good programme on R4 last night called 'Conspiracy Theories'.

I don't see the connection between the B... thread and conspiracy theories. There are disagreements, for sure.
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Mick F wrote:I reckon I live The Real World, and you lot are in Fantasy Land.

Sorry Mick! It was a comment on the UK as a whole rather than you particularly. It seems obvious (to me) that the UK has departed the real world.
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Mick F wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:Nobody, but *nobody*, I've spoken to from anywhere in the world thinks we're doing the right thing.
Anywhere in the world?

Don't you mean anywhere in the world else except the UK?

I took it to mean the real world.
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Nobody, but *nobody*, I've spoken to from anywhere in the world thinks we're doing the right thing. And this is in danger of becoming a badge of honour for Brexit supporters - the Millwall credo: No one likes us, we don't care . It's also how attention-seeking children react when they realise that ...
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Vorpal wrote:Most of my Norwegian colleagues seem to think that the British have en masse taken leave of their senses.

I hope you are telling them that we haven't all taken leave of our senses. Some of us understand perfectly well what is happening.
by bovlomov
12 Feb 2019, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The biggest irony is that in a few months when the UK is deep in the mire, the whole fiasco will act as a deterrent for other countries toying with leaving the EU Brexit may actually be strengthening the remaining EU Isn't that their whole idea behind their negotiation technique? If(?) and when we ...
by bovlomov
11 Feb 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It is very difficult to judge the public mood, but there are clues. Opinion polls showing 40%+ support for the Tories, those dreadful vox-pops, cheering in the Question Time audience for the most jingoistic and poorly thought-out drivel. Things I have overheard include wishing for a humanitarian di...
by bovlomov
11 Feb 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12203
Views: 297207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

They want a 'global Britain', but to reduce foreign aid. I have long since given up expecting any of them to make any sense. All they are doing is trying to appease the baying mob. I'm not sure how large this baying mob is. I know there are people whose genuine concerns have been hijacked, and I kn...