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by Cugel
8 Jun 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

I haven't the time (or the inclination) to list the many, many things I find shocking about that post. That ".... make a killing....." is surely, though, your Big Freudian Slip. Eeeeyew! Cugel Or perhaps you are embarased by the fact you draw a pension funded by investments? And you comfo...
by Cugel
8 Jun 2020, 11:45am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 199
Views: 6862

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

Such a sad story, but my first thought was not about the helmet strap. This could just have easily been an item of clothing. How do strangulation by helmet straps stats compare to similar incidents not involving helmets. But no, my first thought was what was a 4 year old doing playing out without a...
by Cugel
8 Jun 2020, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9480

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Those that tore down the statue are not protesters, they are criminals and will be treated as such. Can protesters not commit criminal acts? Or in the windyworld are they mutually exclusive? It is of course for the current authorities to define criminality, though history gets written after the eve...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

Long term gold is a safe haven, probably the reason many Asian people buy lots of gold jewelry. In the absence of reliable banks its something with intrinsic value.. However as an investment with the promise of growth or income it doesnt make a great deal of sense. The exception is possibly a specu...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9480

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Mike Sales wrote:
mercalia wrote:
ah I claim my £5 you are Robert Mugabe


Are you really so silly?
If you think that Colston was not a slaver, say so, and justify it.

Edited to add: are you Donald Trump?


Yes, he is so silly (obviously so). :-) Hardly a Trumpit though. That's stooping down to get on his silly raft.

Cugel
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Re: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Conveniently enough I found a picture of the helmet and there is indeed some crush damage. You can see the point of impact on the back of the helmet above where the split is visible and the polystyrene has been crushed and the outer shell has separated. FB_IMG_1591534166903.jpg That's a picture of ...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

When you "invest" in some stocks or shares, you are likely damaging, perhaps ruining, perhaps ending, someone's life far, far away. Don't imagine that the damage is limited to investment. Your salary (if you are lucky enough to have one...), your Apple device, your coffee & chocolate ...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

When you "invest" in some stocks or shares, you are likely damaging, perhaps ruining, perhaps ending, someone's life far, far away. Don't imagine that the damage is limited to investment. Your salary (if you are lucky enough to have one...), your Apple device, your coffee & chocolate ...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

Was there a reason you quoted my post to make that point Cugel? Only that you seemed to be offering advice about the best strategy for "investing". It wasn't meant as a criticism of you personally, just a comment on the whole modern notion that "investing" is somehow a clever tr...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 11:36am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Re: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Thanks for derailing my post Cugel. I'm new to this forum so was unaware that my mere mention of my helmet would result in you steaming in and it getting moved. For the record, it wasn't the plastic shell that was cracked, that was intact. It was the polystyrene at the back of the helmet that split...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Investing
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Investing

A contra-view if I may. Be aware that IFAs are of variable capability, like all other professions. For a 5-year investment, their fees will potentially take a large % of any gains (carve a big chunk out to start with, that gains have to fill). I walked away from the advice given by a highly-regarde...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 163
Views: 4195

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

This thread has been significantly trimmed. Apologies for the reasonable stuff that went with the snide comments and insults. An hour on a Saturday afternoon is more than enough time spent on moderating one thread. Next time, it will be locked, like it's predecessors. Spoiltsport! :-) Cugel, now in...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Re: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Thanks for derailing my post Cugel. I'm new to this forum so was unaware that my mere mention of my helmet would result in you steaming in and it getting moved. For the record, it wasn't the plastic shell that was cracked, that was intact. It was the polystyrene at the back of the helmet that split...
by Cugel
7 Jun 2020, 8:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 79
Views: 2878

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Some are clever enough to learn how to roll over cattle grids! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3938591.stm Yes, but those are Yorkshire sheep. Of course they're clever. Well I was cycling in North Yorkshire. But no, they're still thick as.... In Yorkshire & Cumbria there are sheep clubs devo...
by Cugel
6 Jun 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 163
Views: 4195

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

This thread has been significantly trimmed. Apologies for the reasonable stuff that went with the snide comments and insults. An hour on a Saturday afternoon is more than enough time spent on moderating one thread. Next time, it will be locked, like it's predecessors. Spoiltsport! :-) Cugel, now in...