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by Ben@Forest
17 Jan 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 37
Views: 661

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

I often think if you see someone dressed like that in the lakes, you've seen a local. The townies are usually wearing high end hiking boots, ski poles and all the gore-tex gear to stroll for 1.5 miles by a lake on a flat, well surfaced path , on a sunny afternoon. Not always. In the Howgills a few ...
by Ben@Forest
17 Jan 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

Sushi establishments are springing up in many places Anyone tried sushi, raw fish? Sushi is not raw fish. It means the rice that sushi is made from and is served with a variety of other ingredients but often vegetarian. I learned this, what seems like 100 years ago, when two Japanese girls were in ...
by Ben@Forest
17 Jan 2019, 8:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

Vegetarians in British culture are, by definition, a group who think about their diet. I think that's overstating the case. Some vegetarians will be so because they think it's cool, or because of peer pressure or because their spouse is. I cycle with at least one man who is vegetarian through 'spou...
by Ben@Forest
16 Jan 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 60
Views: 2246

Re: WHAT!

Talking of ANPR, we've parked at Bristol Airport on occasion, and as you enter, you press a button and the machine spits a card for you to keep. On leaving, you go to a booth, insert your card, pay, then it spits it back at you and you push the card in the exit barrier machine and leave. I wonder i...
by Ben@Forest
10 Jan 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yellow Jacket dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Yellow Jacket dilemma

as you say Hitler was praised for his oratorical skills which is not the same thing as shouting. If you watch any of his speeches, his oratorical "skills" did involve rather a lot of shouting Not always l think. I have read a contemporaneous account of someone who observed Hitler at close...
by Ben@Forest
9 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yellow Jacket dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Yellow Jacket dilemma

I wear hi-viz vests for work and have done for twenty years or more, as does practically everyone on any well run building site, so they are to be associated with decent people getting on with some honest task. People who bring them into disrepute should be stripped of them. I was going to say he's...
by Ben@Forest
9 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?
Replies: 96
Views: 1780

Re: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?

Musing over this thread I've been thinking about mob mentality and how it manifests itself. A few years ago my sister, a teacher, went into work on a day the NUT were striking. She is a member of the NASUWT and they were not out. As she passed the picket line a colleague she knew well called out, 'S...
by Ben@Forest
9 Jan 2019, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?
Replies: 96
Views: 1780

Re: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?

What I find ironic is that you are stating that people are entitled to have their opinion heard while supporting Right Wing Extremists trying to stop exactly that! That is almost funny if it was not so tragic The whole issue seems to be around abuse in politics and greater society but it occurs eve...
by Ben@Forest
8 Jan 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?
Replies: 96
Views: 1780

Re: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?

A few months ago a study by the University of Sheffield found that in British politics most abuse on Twitter is directed at Conservative male MPs. The biggest rise in Twitter abuse was directed at female Conservative MPs. Of course some of this abuse will be from those 'farther to the right' than th...
by Ben@Forest
7 Jan 2019, 6:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

I see that veganism is going more mainstream - Aldi is running a 'we're going vegan for a month' advert. But if vegan ready meals become the norm I'm sure they will quickly be identified as being unhealthy in one way or another - just without meat.
by Ben@Forest
5 Jan 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

I am aware that there are many non animal based fibres available, but are these actually commercially practical and mass available ? There have been studies over the past few years that have shown faux furs (made from acrylics and polyester) are less environmentally friendly than real fur. This is ...
by Ben@Forest
5 Jan 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

Well, I tend to the conservative (little "c" not the Party ilk) in that I worry about the unintended consequences of large scale sudden changes in hugely complex, highly networked systems. Still, one could imagine a change from meat eating to veganism producing many more jobs across agric...
by Ben@Forest
4 Jan 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 167
Views: 3404

Re: I am not a vegan

If you could be bothered you can, apparently, give a dog all its dietary requirements through a vegetarian diet. Obviously you would have to do some proper research to get it right. You can't do the same with cats though. There is a clip of film where a dog owner is telling TV presenters her dog is...
by Ben@Forest
4 Jan 2019, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Les 'gilets jaunes'
Replies: 119
Views: 2645

Re: Les 'gilets jaunes'

The simplest solution is to just look at countries and peoples as they are now, and not apply the word "we" to the Britain / UK of previous generations. I don't hold today's Germany responsible for the death camps and I don't feel any responsibility for the misdeeds of Empire. +1. Just as...
by Ben@Forest
4 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Les 'gilets jaunes'
Replies: 119
Views: 2645

Re: Les 'gilets jaunes'

Ah! So the British did not invent it: they merely adopted it. So that's ok. Which is what my Hitler/Stalin reference was about. Because someone else is even worse does not justify me. You're right it doesn't. But it's a peculiar trait which likes to see British actions or policies as unusually crue...