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by djnotts
12 Nov 2018, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 868

Re: Take Care of own Health

Aye, some people apparently too thick to read the small print!
by djnotts
12 Nov 2018, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 868

Re: Take Care of own Health

But they dont die early, they drag it out through years of chronic weight related compounded health problems costing the NHS a fortune. Costing us a fortune you mean... you know it and i know it, tell it to the Government, but not this Tory government, they don't care, they look at the NHS like a f...
by djnotts
10 Nov 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

In my not insignificant experience too many "medical" professionals really do know very little about alcoholism (and presumably other addictions), which is given very little attention in "training" despite it being a key factor/cause in many illnesses.
by djnotts
10 Nov 2018, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 74
Views: 2449

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

Will it be like other SD "brands" and pricing claims? Trek.....usual price £4,000, now £1000..... Or too risky to reveal current laughable mark ups within the trade?
by djnotts
10 Nov 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 868

Re: Take Care of own Health

Cugel: "There will be the cry of "nanny state". I like nanny myself. She gave me the NHS so I didn't die of a filthy disease and malnutrition when I was a bairn; free education right up to as clever as I could get (not very); a safe society where one could prosper without fear of pred...
by djnotts
10 Nov 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1047

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

"... I am officially considered an alcoholic by the more stringent tests, because I have a pint a night." Really? Tests (such as they are) for "alcoholism" only loosely linked to amount. More, damage to body and to life-ability. And give her a chance. The medical profession ought...
by djnotts
8 Nov 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best of 3
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Best of 3

Suspension forks on a 250 quid bike will add nothing except weight and potential problems. Pretty much same goes for (cable) discs. The rigid Parva any day at that price point.
by djnotts
31 Oct 2018, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 74
Views: 2449

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

Why ? It seems likely that the current stock will be sold off, then replaced with lower-quality similar-looking items which make more profit and are misleadingly priced to show big discounts, while staff are put on zero-hours contracts, fined for arriving late but not rewarded for working late, mad...
by djnotts
30 Oct 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Long Johns - Are the Cheap Non-Merino Good? Any Good deals?
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Long Johns - Are the Cheap Non-Merino Good? Any Good deals?

Ladies toe-/heel-less tights about 2 quid a throw from Primark suit me fine - whether under cheap cycling trousers on a bike or jeans if it's very cold just walking. Must see if they have any next time I'm in town, my 3 pairs have lasted 2-3 years. I have no idea as to "sustainability" of ...
by djnotts
28 Oct 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cure For Hangover
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Cure For Hangover

Took me a few weeks before I connected, thus failing the W Burroughs definition of cool!
by djnotts
28 Oct 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cure For Hangover
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Cure For Hangover

"Further more if a landlord thought someone had had enough to drink they'd refuse to serve them,..." Only ever in Jersey in my experience! One of my mates once had to crawl to the bar in The Eldon, couldn't stand, simply reached up his hand with the cash, and crawled back to the back room ...
by djnotts
28 Oct 2018, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cure For Hangover
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Cure For Hangover

Amateurs I guess. When I arrived at University in '67, I was surprised at how difficult it was to score dope! Had to go home to Stockport! Some of the "chaps" in Hall tried the initiation nonsense - once I had told them exactly what I was going to do to them with the fully studded belt hel...
by djnotts
14 Oct 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 or 36 spokes
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: 32 or 36 spokes

32/40 was a simple mathematical response to 45/55 front /rear weight distribution considered the ideal. Always made sense to me.
by djnotts
11 Oct 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hypothyroidism and Depression
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Hypothyroidism and Depression

When depression is situational then taking positive action perhaps coupled with CBT or counselling is the first and often best treatment. For those unlucky enough to have a deficiency in the way mood chemicals are made or received in the brain, prescription medication is often a life saver. Yes, th...
by djnotts
10 Oct 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Man shot dead by cyclist in Liverpool street
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Man shot dead by cyclist in Liverpool street

Any chance that it makes motorists think twice before deliberately endangering cyclists? "...hold on....a cyclist....might be tooled up...."