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by roubaixtuesday
21 Feb 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 47
Views: 3904

Re: feedback about moderation

Whilst I disagree with it, there's nothing remotely libellous in that comment. It's pretty typical of the letters page in a newspaper TBH.

And even if there were, it's the moderators job to assess it, not yours.

Move on.
by roubaixtuesday
20 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 196
Views: 4385

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

It was me that used the death cult phrase. I was really trying to point out the meagre nature of potential deterrence compared to the risks their motivations had already overcome. "Death cult" is, I think a fair description of ISIS overall, but for sure there are many, like Begum who didn'...
by roubaixtuesday
20 Feb 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 196
Views: 4385

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

The message from our government is important and on our behalf : . . . . . "If you do stuff like that our society doesn't want you back." "You have facilitated those who would act against us in the most extreme ways." "You have contributed nothing and, if returned, will lik...
by roubaixtuesday
20 Feb 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 1853

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

BMI doesn't mean anything, either. Doesn't mean everything, sure. But definitely the higher your BMI the harder you are likely to find cycling, certainly up hill. Anyway, in the unlikely event the OP emerges from behind their sofa, I'd say if in doubt about your health, see a doctor. Otherwise, spe...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Feb 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 196
Views: 4385

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

I wonder what motivated that? Mystery, innit? After all, he's never done anything like this before... days before May’s moment of maximum danger, he was hoping to steal a few lengths on the field by sending the message that his party can trust him to be just as cynically unpleasant to people from h...
by roubaixtuesday
14 Feb 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 11012

Re: Duke In Rollover

Prince Philip will not be prosecuted in statement by CPS. Whether that's because there's no case, not a prospect of getting the prosecution or because he's handed in his licence we will never know so that's up to you to decide what your opinion is on that. Just speculation, but I would guess that t...
by roubaixtuesday
14 Feb 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?

However I've seen more chains that 'just broke' since ten speed became a thing, A terrible confession which will appal proper bicycle lovers. I recall many years ago breaking the chain on the very first bike I bought with my own money. I had no idea chains didn't last forever - I recall looking at ...
by roubaixtuesday
14 Feb 2019, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5434

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

I these days when science is misunderstood or used for nefarious means you get some science filtering down to the common person. One such piece of science is genetic testing to find ancestry beyond what documentary evidence is able. A few family and friends have done this and I must admit to being ...
by roubaixtuesday
14 Feb 2019, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 557
Views: 93062

Re: A positive thread

In my cycle commuting calendar, today officially marks the first day of spring for 2019.

Why? I heard my first woodpecker of the year on the way in. Ten minutes later, heard my second.

Isn't nature wonderful!
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?

Sounds good. I'll stock up!
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12265
Views: 299806

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

I greatly enjoyed this: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eilis-ohanlon-britsplaining-noun-belief-that-londonbased-commentators-can-know-more-about-northern-ireland-than-someone-who-lives-here-ever-could-37801169.html Eilis O'Hanlon is a hard line Unionist. As such she's in f...
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12265
Views: 299806

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

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


He says, atop his Brexit unicorn :lol:
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12265
Views: 299806

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 know loads of people who are Leavers. In fact, I can't think of anyone I know locally who isn't a Leaver.


Yes.
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12265
Views: 299806

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

I greatly enjoyed this: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eilis-ohanlon-britsplaining-noun-belief-that-londonbased-commentators-can-know-more-about-northern-ireland-than-someone-who-lives-here-ever-could-37801169.html well get ready for the educati here to attack you here for...