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by softlips
6 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 396
Views: 7759

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf The big bad wolf, the big bad wolf Who's afraid of the big bad wolf Tra la la la la .... Boris is! .... Tra la la, tra la la Tra la la la la la la la la la la Who's afraid of the big, big, big Bad wolf And Jeremy Corbyn refuses to go on LBC. You can make exactly the...
by softlips
6 Dec 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 396
Views: 7759

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Boris' minders won't let him go on with Andrew Neil. They know better. I disagree. It's the mark of the calibre of the man: vain, stupid disingenuous, deceitful, cowardly, a bully. I could go on, but I am seriously worried an idiot of this low calibre (who was a disaster as Foreign Secretary) could...
by softlips
4 Dec 2019, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1188

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Hands up? How many people posting can afford private health insurance? I just took a quote for Bupa, for a 60 year old male non smoker who has never been injured in a sports accident. Full cover, including cancer care (only available if the radiotherapy, X Ray, chemotherapy and surgical facilities ...
by softlips
4 Dec 2019, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1188

Re: The Elephant in the Room

30 countries in 30 years? Or less. The medical profession sure get around. Maybe he's a medical salesman who visits lots of hospitals to sell stuff ??? Almost, I’m a clinical proctor. Basically teach cardiologists and cardiac surgeons how to do a procedure and have to be there for every case to gui...
by softlips
3 Dec 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1188

Re: The Elephant in the Room

Would having a hip replacement at a private hospital, paid for by the NHS count as privatisation? If so we're already on our way. You have the right to have your operation in the private sector paid for by the NHS. Mr Blair’s government introduced that option and had a target of 40% of elective sur...
by softlips
3 Dec 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1188

Re: The Elephant in the Room

Kwackers Nail,head,on! It's the same in this country for private health insurance,once you hit 60 premiums rocket. Insurance companies are like bookies they don't want the odds stacked against them otherwise they don't make profits for shareholders. All insurance companies price high risk out of th...
by softlips
3 Dec 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1188

Re: The Elephant in the Room

Would having a hip replacement at a private hospital, paid for by the NHS count as privatisation? If so we're already on our way. You have the right to have your operation in the private sector paid for by the NHS. Mr Blair’s government introduced that option and had a target of 40% of elective sur...
by softlips
29 Nov 2019, 8:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1213

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

The new bigbody of the Blighty GPs has put out a suggestion that doctors do too much in our modern life - prescribe drugs and treatments that are, essentially, unnecessary or even counter-productive. He suggests some pressures that tend to cause this: desire to justify the doctor's role; the assump...
by softlips
25 Nov 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: partial knee replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: partial knee replacement

My dad had one aged 70+. The day he was discharged he saw an exercise bike in a neighbours skip and made me get it for him. He was on it next day! The partial replacement didn’t really work - the surgeon agreed to eat humble pie as I told him I felt a total replacement would be a better option. He h...
by softlips
24 Nov 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 40
Views: 1587

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

In Israel you pull in, someone fills it and you drive away. ANPR clocks your number and charges you.
by softlips
19 Nov 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 829

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

I only have bottles with simple tops, ie no hidden parts.

Post ride they go in the dishwasher.
by softlips
16 Nov 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sleep Apnea
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Sleep Apnea

There should be some sort of regular testing AND medical professionals should be mandated to notify the DVLA.

I used to run ICD (implantable defibrillator clinics). At almost every clinic I’d see patients whom were not allowed to be driving who had driven to,the hospital.
by softlips
15 Nov 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 103
Views: 4061

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Had one last year and went down with cold like symptoms within 15 minutes. Lasted for weeks. Doctor rubbished this saying that the vaccine is inert. He didn't like it when I asked him how it was going to work if inert. Not going to have one this year, I don't want a repeat performance. Makes me won...
by softlips
10 Nov 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1679

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

I moved away from Garmin last year and moved to Wahoo. I find it much better. I was patristics of the Garmin needing updates every other week.
by softlips
6 Nov 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2840

Re: What's your average speed?

Most clubs have a group ride which will go at the speed of the slowest rider with lots of pauses. I’d encourage you to try a ride with them. The rides tend to be slower this time of year anyway.