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by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 74
Views: 947

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

ah I was thinking of the Protestant Ethic - still not just Evangelicals. seems like the Puritans also part of it though and not as you describe. Just that they were a bit more crafty than the Roman Catholics ( Bishops ) seeing themselve as stewards of a gift from God? http://www.apuritansmind.com/s...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 74
Views: 947

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

What is a "christian attitude"? Whether we like it or not, it is synonymous with being good, +1 Thank God so many beautiful churches were built! One of my favourites is the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan :D Does that mean that non-christian attitudes - i.e. those of people of other faiths, ...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is time trialling to be banned on dual carriageways (A63)
Replies: 79
Views: 3228

Re: Is time trialling to be banned on dual carriageways (A63)

The utility cyclist wrote:Yet more evidence that Highways England should in fact be banning motorvehicles from the A63, another crash involving a motor..

+1
Cars belong on trains
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 331
Views: 63792

Re: A positive thread

Sounds most like a tree creeper https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/treecreeper Nuthatches behave similarly but are larger, and more colourful. https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/nuthatch Baumlaeufer/tree creeper I think Looking forwa...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coincidences
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: Coincidences

Took a bus today, one way, 10 minutes, first bus trip for years, except on holiday (I walked the other way, 90 minutes :wink:) Bought a ticket for €3,20. At the next stop two inspectors got on to check the tickets! Do the bus company not trust one inspector to do he job on their own :shock: No idea...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 74
Views: 947

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

What is a "christian attitude"? Whether we like it or not, it is synonymous with being good, +1

Thank God so many beautiful churches were built! One of my favourites is the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan :D
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 331
Views: 63792

Re: A positive thread

Had a buzzard glide across no more than 10 metres in front of me op the ride to work this morning, then perch so I could get a good look. Majestic birds, buzzards. Then no more than 1/2 mile later, a bullfinch did the same, the most beautiful small bird in Britain for my money. I saw a tiny bird li...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent
Replies: 31
Views: 739

Re: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent

KTHSullivan wrote:
Upminster, isn't that the end of the tube line beyond Mornington Crescent?


Not quite, but it is about 6 stops further on than Barking :wink:

BarkinG
Golders GreeN
North RuisliP
PaddingtoN
Nine ElmS
SouthporT
TottenhaM
Mornington Crescent!
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 74
Views: 947

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

I have heard or read of that rule

Does it apply to evangelical females too, what about children or parents/grandparents/doctors? Does the rule apply only to those over 16 or 18?
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 110
Views: 3169

Re: Is Trump Mad?

One could hardly make it up Armed police have lots of training, they are psychologically checked at intervals (many applicants are rejected as unsuitable), the lucky ones never have to use their guns Were I an armed teacher I would be terrified of killing the wrong person and being charged with murd...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 331
Views: 63792

Re: A positive thread

My vehicle failed the roadworthiness test, I wanted to go car-free but I have bought a vehicle as I may need to travel for work
I chose the smallest car I could find. It has four seats, mind, and a tiny boot, and it turns on a sixpence (is that phrase still current?) :wink:
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 110
Views: 3169

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Time for an update: can anyone come up with a stronger word than 'lunacy' or 'imbecility' to account for the T's latest Great Idea? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43149694 - and many other sources. So he wants to turn every classroom into a replica of the OK Corral? I voted "don't k...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 110
Views: 3169

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I thought it was even more telling that he has so little emotional intelligence that he had to have a written 5-point plan to deal with a situation which required simple common humanity and decency. Has he been watching too many westerns? I was just wondering about creating a new poll: who is the g...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent
Replies: 31
Views: 739

Re: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent

I agree anybody going into the hills with a fixed greater than about 50" is "Upminster". :wink: Upminster, isn't that the end of the tube line beyond Mornington Crescent? :wink: I love riding fixed, the simpler bike rolls well so one can maybe use a slightly higher gear Or even walk ...
by brynpoeth
22 Feb 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coincidences
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: Coincidences

Took a bus today, one way, 10 minutes, first bus trip for years, except on holiday
(I walked the other way, 90 minutes :wink:)
Bought a ticket for €3,20. At the next stop two inspectors got on to check the tickets!