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by Bonefishblues
12 Nov 2018, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 84
Views: 1814

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Stark vs wholly inappropriate are different things though, no matter how passionately one feels about the subject matter.

Presumably you might also on occasion feel some regret about how the tabloid newspapers sensationalise serious matters?
by Bonefishblues
12 Nov 2018, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 84
Views: 1814

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

One can argue about the numbers, but here's the scoop. Rightly or wrongly, these machines represent the difference between many shops staying open or not. There simply is no fat left to trim. Single manning is now norm, not the exception. Traditional over the counter betting has been in steady decli...
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215517

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

al_yrpal wrote:The Ghan is more interesting, especially at night…

Al

I watched a chunk of that. Strangely compelling.
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2323

Re: Electric cars

The Scottish government have installed rapid chargers in most towns so Scottish charging infrastructure is currently better than that in England or Wales where the networks just cherry pick the most profitable locations. Ecotricity having a monopoly on motorway service areas and providing a crap an...
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2323

Re: Electric cars

My parking space is on the opposite side of the street from my house so no possible way of getting a battery charged at home. There must be many others in the same situation where recharging is not practicable. Range at present is another problem. For local use a couple of hundred miles is ok but f...
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A decent white van man
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: A decent white van man

I don't think it's anything to do with the vehicle an individual is, or is not driving. It's about the individual themselves. I don't do it so often now but sometimes I find myself filtering my way into Wigan, to catch a train there, past a line of very slow moving traffic. I'm often pleasantly sur...
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 412
Views: 14446

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I read that it was too wet for him to attend a WW1 commemorative service yesterday.

Because a disgrace.
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A decent white van man
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: A decent white van man

I don't think it's anything to do with the vehicle an individual is, or is not driving. It's about the individual themselves.
by Bonefishblues
11 Nov 2018, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

In my not insignificant experience too many "medical" professionals really do know very little about alcoholism (and presumably other addictions), which is given very little attention in "training" despite it being a key factor/cause in many illnesses. I agree. It is a specialis...
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 36485

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I assumed they were wired, not folding, accounting for a chunk of the difference

Looking at illustration the bead looks to be kevlar (folding).

I really couldn't tell, and absent any information from the manufacturer, I assumed wired. Surely they would have mentioned it in the blurb?
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

https://www.mpts-uk.org/static/documents/content/Dr_Lauren_FOWLER_02_November_2018.pdf I take it to mean that she is allowed to continue to work within the medical profession under supervision and with restrictions on the type ow work she can do and that there will be a review where she will be exp...
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

There are confidentiality issues, but over 40 years I have seen numerous examples, which have emphasized this In one case a Doctor was stealing controlled drugs, forging prescriptions self administering and it did not even merit an investigation, and they continued to practice Now compare to this: ...
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

That's pretty much it. Her case was aided because she'd had time to demonstrate remorse and behavioural change, I think.
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

There are confidentiality issues, but over 40 years I have seen numerous examples, which have emphasized this In one case a Doctor was stealing controlled drugs, forging prescriptions self administering and it did not even merit an investigation, and they continued to practice Now compare to this: ...
by Bonefishblues
10 Nov 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2323

Re: Electric cars

Just for balance/completeness, let's not just confine their utility to that profile, especially if the driver thinks a bit (OK, obsesses a bit in someone's case* :oops: ) Because one can typically use the stored battery power when one chooses, it's easy enough to make sure that it is used where it h...