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by Cugel
23 Oct 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499974

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

So his rock and a hard place, completely of his own making , is significant and unavoidable. I would question that. Membership fo the EU has been rumbling away as a political question ever since we joined. Nigel Farage and a sharp increase in European immigation brought it to the boil. Johnson's re...
by Cugel
23 Oct 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499974

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

Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? I wonder if any one will offer any to him eg in parliament now that would be worth watching? :lol: Who will rid us of this turbulent beast? One can only hope that some politician-knights will emerge who can skewer (metaphorically speaking) the...
by Cugel
22 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14820

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Obviously if someone games the system (i.e. VW et al) then all bets are off but they've got (and are still getting) their bottoms smacked quite hard so I suspect there's not much incentive for anyone else to try it again. There's massive commercial incentive, as a multi-national manufacturer VW are...
by Cugel
22 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Savage machines
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Savage machines

Logging with savage machines tends to leave swathes of machine-tracks that look like a path of destruction. The machines also churn up loadsa mud on the forest tracks. logging operations-2.jpg logging operations-7.jpg logging operations-6.jpg logging operations-9.jpg But it's surprising how quickly ...
by Cugel
21 Oct 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PlusMinus
Replies: 50
Views: 1442

Re: PlusMinus

What does awarding something an imaginary number signify?

I will give BoJo the value "the square root of minus three". With luck, this will make him disappear up his own fundamental orifice.

Cugel
by Cugel
21 Oct 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499974

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

Whatever happened to Newcassell Broon? Studying at Kirkley Hall 1972 I had a "journey into space" :lol: How man! Yuh meen "a jawnee intuh spayus". As you will know, the liquid was made as a by-product of ICI in Smoggyland then shipped up to Tyneside to be bottled as "beer&q...
by Cugel
21 Oct 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 87
Views: 9825

Re: Ten mental health tips

Try working out the combination of router bits needed to produce a picture-frame-style moulding and the sequence in which to use them. Then rout 12 metres of the stuff, retaining your fingers. That's my current puzzler. Oh - you have to make the router table first. Now then, now then! You'll be mak...
by Cugel
21 Oct 2019, 9:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 87
Views: 9825

Re: Ten mental health tips

The poems of R S Thomas are good for descriptions of life somewhere like Brechfashire, perhaps Cugel could compare and contrast them with the writings of Caradoc Collected Poems ordered. The ladywife, who is a consumer of vast reams of poetry, will parse the tome for gems. If she stamps the libram ...
by Cugel
21 Oct 2019, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 87
Views: 9825

Re: Ten mental health tips

Cugel, also a bit wary of Kipling reads, which are often the literary equivalent of Kipling "cakes". Sweet & sickly & tasting queer, like Olde English Spangles past their sell-by date. Dare I suggest "The Bridge Builders" on a teeming wet and dark Welsh night. Certainly ...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 87
Views: 9825

Re: Ten mental health tips

Cycling is good for mental health! I find I can think clearly while tootling along, just need to write my thoughts down and act on them If your write down your thoughts as you cycle along, you may find yourself in the gutter or even at the bottom of a drystone wall with blud on it (yours). Why not ...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Savage machines
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Savage machines

Diolch The next question to Cugel and Ben, what is Short Roatation Forestry? How many years may the trees in Brechfashire grow before being slaughtered? What sorts of chemicals are used as fertiliser? I think pellets from Brechfa trees are an awful example of using, destroying energy, chopping up t...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Savage machines
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Savage machines

Hey Cugel, Are you trying to tell me that Dual Mass Flywheels are progress? You'b saying next that Flap & Paddle Gearboxes are better than the Van Dorn Rubber Band Transmission? Remember not all new is better or in any way "Progressive"! The Daf system morphed into the metal/rubber co...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14820

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In a world that is all about getting ahead pushing the metal to the floor seems to be just a natural extension of the ‘me first’ culture. There is a lot to be said for throttling back, accepting that we’re not the most important person in the world and moving along with the flow of things. Like oth...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499974

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

MM We have a PM who attracts massive credence from the Brexit side,this man(I hesitate at that title),has termed Muslim women as letter boxes,African women as having "watermelon smiles, among many other racist and homophobic comments both in speech and in print,and tells barefaced lies at the ...
by Cugel
20 Oct 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Savage machines
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Savage machines

But meanwhile, here are some more Savage Machines. These are the makers of logging roads through the forest. Leo & Ceels Aug 2019-39.jpg Leo & Ceels Aug 2019-37.jpg 20190723_093228.jpg 20190723_093212.jpg There is a Big Digger, that scoops out banks for soil + aggregate of the mudsto...