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by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 356
Views: 5400

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Science isn't infallible and science is swayed by the whims and culture of the time as anything else. In the 1940s someone got a Nobel Prize for pioneering frontal lobotomies of schizophrenics: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1949/moniz/article/ In the 1960s doctors backed by the best (th...
by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

The amount you can spend on a watch astonishes me also. I watched a few celebrity watch collection videos on Youtube. I was staggered not so much by the price, but how ugly so many of the watches were. The same can often be said of the homes the nouveau riche live in, grey, white and beige sometime...
by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 356
Views: 5400

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Maybe an extinction level event is needed for the planet to get back to a sustainable population level. It wouldn't be pretty, but what can you say? All the concern in the world from Europeans (including those taking unnecessary flights in planes) will not account for the other 90% of the World's po...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Show us a picture of your bike from the side, as it is at the moment.
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Are the British particularly big polluters?

It seems per head of the population China isn't that bad regarding carbon emissions (look at US and Saudi!), I imagine it could be much lower still if they were using cleaner energy. However, a lot of plastic seems to make its way into the sea from mainly Asian rivers: https://www.dw.com/cda/en/almo...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 924

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

If it is truly only for a few days a year, why not take your saddle, shoes and pedals (and a tape measure), hire a bike there and reproduce the position (reach, saddle height and so on) on it there. It seems a lot of effort for just a few days a year. With a small folding bicycle, the cycling will s...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Are the British particularly big polluters?

By all means, try to pollute less, but is the British contribution to pollution but a drop in the ocean? I don't know what sway our government has over Chinese pollution levels, perhaps we should send Extinction Rebellion to China to protest their government instead? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/31/...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Single Use Plastics

as and when being...how often? i wonder if the bristles separate from the brush head quicker when the brush is bamboo. it is difficult trying to be eco-friendly, that much is true.
by Freddie
20 Apr 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 356
Views: 5400

Re: Extinction Rebellion

They're not even making an effort to paying lip service to their own stated goals, so one must begin to question what their real motive is? They're showing how they are a better person than you are, because they show up, therefore they care. So what if it takes a plane trip to get there (and back);...
by Freddie
20 Apr 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing spokes unwinding
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Preventing spokes unwinding

Wouldn't double butted spokes all round be better (re unwinding) for a lightweight rim and better still, thin gauge DT Revolution spokes? Revolution spokes are rather expensive though.
by Freddie
20 Apr 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Single Use Plastics

I agree with you one hundred about single use plastics. Just bought 10 bamboo tooth brushes to do my bit,( yes I know they still have plastic bristles, but that’s a lot less plastic. How often do you go through brushes? Apparently, the recommendation is to change them every 6 months! I am sure I ca...
by Freddie
8 Apr 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: dial 999, cough or tap the screen then press 55
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: dial 999, cough or tap the screen then press 55

What happens then, they tap into the GPS on your phone to figure out where you are?
by Freddie
8 Apr 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5523

Re: Apartheid comes to London

There's also the matter of motive. People don't make parking areas in their gardens with the sole intention of causing environmental damage . That's incidental and many won't even know about it. The hedge netters do it deliberately with no other purpose than preventing birds from nesting. Surely th...
by Freddie
7 Apr 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5523

Re: Apartheid comes to London

pete75 wrote:As well as banning "unsuitable" children from certain areas
Correction, banning children from playing in unsuitable areas, like water features. Post-truth stories for a post-truth readership.
by Freddie
6 Apr 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 43
Views: 1116

Re: Ten mental health tips

You are Russell Brand and I claim my £10.