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by 661-Pete
21 Aug 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18154
Views: 451342

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

It's sort of analogous to this piece of wisdom
1. Every driver thinks they're a good driver.
2. The only time a driver realises what a lousy driver they are, is when they've killed someone.
I'd rather no.2 didn't have to happen. Wouldn't you? :(
by 661-Pete
20 Aug 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 232
Views: 9481

Re: Give up flying?

We saw acres and acres of solar panel 'farms' on a trip to southern Spain a few years ago. Trouble is, the region is gradually turning to desert anyway, farmers have difficulty growing viable crops, and presumably see this as a better source of income. So is this a Bad Thing turning into a Good Thin...
by 661-Pete
20 Aug 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!
Replies: 25
Views: 495

Re: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!

I don't think anyone will dispute that - harmful as it is - it's less harmful than tobacco smoking. Nevertheless, for any non-smoker or child to take up the habit - emphatically a no-no.

Available only on prescription, to 'registered' smokers? How feasible would that be?
by 661-Pete
20 Aug 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18154
Views: 451342

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

When he was at Eton in the early 1980s, Boris Johnson did something that seems to have set the tone for the rest of his adult life. Cast in the title role of a production of Shakespeare’s Richard II, he didn’t bother to learn his part. I think he'd have been better cast as Richard III: "A No-D...
by 661-Pete
19 Aug 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 990

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

I agree that a largely plant based diet is more healthy for most people. Consuming good quality meat in moderation is healthy too - as long as you enjoy the taste. Enjoy the taste? Yes, that may well be the issue for some wavering veggies. I think the main reason for 'lapsing' is that they crave af...
by 661-Pete
19 Aug 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18154
Views: 451342

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

It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it". Many of the people who ...
by 661-Pete
19 Aug 2019, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18154
Views: 451342

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

And blaming the 'leak' on a 'Remainer Plot'. Surprised Bozo didn't resort to that derogatory word with an 'o' instead of an 'a'. Or perhaps he did...

What the hell are Remainers supposed to do? The Brex*iteers have played dirty all along the line.
by 661-Pete
19 Aug 2019, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 990

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

francovendee wrote:Interesting, cheese seems to feature in a number of these recipes. Are there any that are tasty without this ingredient?

Yes. Plenty.
by 661-Pete
18 Aug 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 990

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

No need to 'convince'' anyone - vegetarian food is not something you 'impose' on yourself, it's there to enjoy! But the idea of interleaving veggie dishes with your more usual bill of fare (meat, presumably) is a good one. We have dozens of recipes in a database, culled from numerous sources. Some y...
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 28
Views: 590

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Any books in French, Pete? Certainly not Les Mis ! That would be far too much of an ordeal! I have two different translations, which differ quite a lot in detail. I prefer the one which retains quite a lot of the original French expressions - they're easy enough to understand in context. I've read ...
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18154
Views: 451342

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

..and as if we didn't need any more evidence of how nasty the whole business is getting: :evil: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/17/guardian-columnist-owen-jones-attack-pub-london Of course it isn't proved that this was a far-right inspired hate crime, but the evidence points to it. Owen...
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 28
Views: 590

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

I'm determined, some day, to get back to Moby Dick and read it right through to the end. Especially since this year is Melville's bicentenary. Every attempt at that book, so far, has ground to a halt somewhere around the "Midnight, Forecastle" scene, I never seemed to get any further. Of c...
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Betteridge's Law of Headlines
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Betteridge's Law of Headlines?

Mike Sales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Is this a genuine Law?


Yes, sure. Passed all its readings in the H of C and enacted last week. Like Murphy's, Parkinson's and Gresham's Laws.
Don't forget Godwin's. The grammar nazis are sure to bring that one up... :mrgreen:
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 732
Views: 30396

Re: Is Trump Mad?

And it gets worse and worse:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... oys-antifa
Drumpf will be nurturing his very own Sturmabteilung - if he hasn't done so already. As manifest in Charlottesville and now in Portland...
by 661-Pete
17 Aug 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Betteridge's Law of Headlines
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Betteridge's Law of Headlines?

Is this a genuine Law?