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by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

To a person with a true vocation I wouldn't expect it to matter at all so long as she was getting a wage sufficient to live on. Vocation? You make it sound like they are entering the priesthood or something. Very few people have a 'true vocation'. People who want to care for others have all kinds o...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

But on a plane you are significantly closer to others who we know are infected. Very different from being isolated in a cabin. I've seen the allegations about poor practices on the cruise ship but reports interviewing an "expert" have been very vague as to exactly what these poor practice...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Report I find really shocking and were I one of those without infection I'd be decidedly hacked-off about Ian But they all came off the same cruise ship where initially poor quarantine practices were in place. I doubt that the plane journey substantially risked the exposure opportunities of those w...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Report I find really shocking and were I one of those without infection I'd be decidedly hacked-off about Despite the objections of US health officials, the US State Department ultimately decided to evacuate Americans infected with coronavirus on a plane with healthy people, putting them at risk of...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5727

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

But I don't think that would change if we banned them. Helmets & hi viz have too many proponents to ever go away at this point. The best we can do is try to refocus the discussion. Refocus it on what? I would support banning them for road use because I believe they distract people from more eff...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: More Trump idiocy

Digressing a bit, excerpts from the Democrat debate last night I thought Bloomberg looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights. They were showing relevant attacks on him (e.g. about NDA's he has over complaints about his "who knowns what", etc.) so excerpts to show the questions being r...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: More Trump idiocy

Posts have been removed. If you feel something is trolling, please use the report button.

Thanks :)
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

A few posts have been removed.

Please refrain from ridicule and name-calling.

Thanks.
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: More Trump idiocy

Gone With the Wind suits him for many reasons.

I will leave it at that.

p.s. I have seen the film and read part of the book
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5727

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

That's a good point, i'm surprised no-one has posted it already. So I guess this could work like motor-racing helmets; you only wear them in known "dangerous" areas. Would it be ok to prevent people wearing helmets in cars on the road? (I think this may already be illegal, but I'm not sur...
by Vorpal
21 Feb 2020, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

I found this article in the Telegraph interesting https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/02/19/weaning-britain-low-skilled-immigration-will-change-economy/?WT.mc_id=e_DM1200689&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Edi_New_Reg&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_Edi_New_Reg20200220&utm_campaign=...
by Vorpal
20 Feb 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

What seems relevant to me is that Priti Patel's family were very glad to find refuge in the UK when they were being ejected from Uganda and needed sanctuary, but she is not so keen that other needy refugees find help, unless they are useful to us. Many Ugandan Asians came with very little, but have...
by Vorpal
20 Feb 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 87
Views: 1995

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

brynpoeth wrote:
Vorpal wrote:I'd like to see the rest. How many have 10 bikes, 11, 12, etc. I'd bet it's a log-normal distribution.

8)

Over to you Vorpal, the poll only allows ten choices now, can it be upgraded?
.. ten, eleven,.. twenty-nine, thirty or more :wink:

Changing the survey now will delete all the entries.
by Vorpal
20 Feb 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

I never mentioned their command of English. Nor the colour of her skin. I appreciate that you are trying to be fair, but given Ms Patel's power and sometimes crass stupidity such as her imgaginary 8 million workforce, I do not feel particularly inclined to give her the benefit of any doubt. I was o...
by Vorpal
20 Feb 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20176

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

Much has been made of the reliance of the care sector on migrant labour, which is true up to a point. Isn't it something like 10% migrant labour? Something in that order, anyway. But why is migrant labour needed in that sector? Because the working conditions are terrible and the wages are very low....