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by Vorpal
13 Dec 2019, 12:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Finland Future Female (FFF)
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Finland Future Female (FFF)

brynpoeth wrote:Maybe MacRon meant 'dying', could take a while, not dead yet
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The verb is mourir. Dying is mourant. Mort could be either death or dead, but not dying.
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 103
Views: 4061

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

In the early days of the flu jab, I got quite sick after having it. I don't know if I already had something, or I got as a result of the jab, but I avoided them for years after. I've had the flu jab the last few years, though, without any problems. I did notice this year that many more of my colleag...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste Disposal (Bath)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: Waste Disposal (Bath)

I gave away a whole 3 piece bathroom suite on Freecycle. I didn't think anyone would want it. It was mid-60s & salmon pink. But I got several inquiries & gave to the person who gave me the earliest collection time. 8)
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Finland Future Female (FFF)
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Finland Future Female (FFF)

How did you read it if it was behind a paywall? Can you summarise what it said? You made a post implying that Macron's comment wasn't as widely reported but without saying in what way the truth is different. I've not read it. I only pointed out that Macron definitely did not use the widely-reported...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?

I have the Ergotec one on my tourer & I love it. I found it a bit fiddly to get into the right position, and it's a bit on the heavy side, but very comfortable. I think it is helped by having a little more give than many seatposts. edited to add: discussion also on this thread https://forum.cycl...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The UK does not require it's citizens to have photo ID. Anyone without a photo card driving licence or a passport is unlikely to have any. It's the poorer members of society who are least likely to have these documents. Exactly. https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/campaigns/upgrading-our-democracy/...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Finland Future Female (FFF)
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Finland Future Female (FFF)

This might be helpful: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-09/finland-female-prime-minister And from the Economist EMMANUEL MACRON, the French president, has warned European countries that they can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies. “What we are currently experiencing is...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700 to 650b conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: 700 to 650b conversion

Maybe the bottom bracket is a little higher? That would leave you sitting higher, and less able to touch the ground when you stop. Most of my bikes are like that. I have to get off the saddle every time I stop. I don't know how my Dahon folder compares, but I can maybe check later. I thought gettin...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

No electoral system guarantees producing a government that can govern but the UK system tends to do that better than most. It failed last time, and has done so before, but it often comes up with the goods. At least in terms of producing a government with a majority. The worst system among First Wor...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700 to 650b conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: 700 to 650b conversion

Thank you slowster and Brucey. As I said my cycling experience is limited, maybe it's just a matter of getting used to the bike. My previous one was an old folding Dahon. I just have the feeling that I the bike is too tall when I'm on the saddle. During the ride this is not a problem as it is quite...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

No electoral system guarantees producing a government that can govern but the UK system tends to do that better than most. It failed last time, and has done so before, but it often comes up with the goods. At least in terms of producing a government with a majority. The worst system among First Wor...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jaden Moodie
Replies: 177
Views: 8655

Re: Jaden Moodie

A rather more nuanced account of a boy's life and death than some may prefer. well it seems the "man" that killed him was what the "boy" was heading to become? The mother seemed to want to blame any one but her self thinking she had done enough. Why on earth move to the the east...
by Vorpal
11 Dec 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: My Year 2019 and Health or lack of!
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: My Year 2019 and Health or lack of!

Hello Yes, my Doctor and myself are aware of the Americans reporting. Statistics,,,,,,, I’ll try anything as I’ve been in pain so bad that any relief is very welcome. I’m sitting here with a sore knee but will await another day John It's not just Americans. This is about elbows, but in summary, the...
by Vorpal
10 Dec 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: My Year 2019 and Health or lack of!
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: My Year 2019 and Health or lack of!

Hello concerned residents, Following seeing Doctors today. I’ve been booked for steroid injections into all three compartments of my right knee! Apparently the Arthritis is so far advanced that any form of medication is not going to help. I have what is called Tri Compartmental arthritis. I’m not h...
by Vorpal
10 Dec 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I have raspberries at the bottom of my garden. I don't mind brambles, as we like the berries. We also leave some nettles to grow. We put them in herbal teas, and the bunnies like the young plants.