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by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3354

Re: Is Trump Mad?

mercalia wrote:
things will only change when some thing closer home touches their lives? some one goes shooting up the kids of the senators?

They've shot several presidents you'd think that would have been enough.
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3354

Re: Is Trump Mad?

What do the US media make of the suggestion that teachers be armed? Was the suggestion really made as it has been reported? The Guardian reports that money may be made available to train and arm teachers, one wonders whether they may choose whether to take part I do wish we had a few more US member...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

To come back to the topic, if BG wouldn't be alone with any woman outside his own family that is a pretty extreme choice, but it doesn't necessarily follow that he saw women as somehow untrustworthy. That is one of several possible explanations, and without knowing much about him, it doesn't strike...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5330
Views: 147477

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

And now a bus with an anti-Brexit advert has been banned from (parking in) Oxford. Apparently, the roads are no place for politics :roll:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43141927
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Crashing and getting older
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Crashing and getting older

I think you were just a bit unlucky. I can't say that I have experienced hings getting so much worse. Gradually a bit worse, yes; but not at 30! I would recommend seeing a masssage therapist, unless it gets bad enough you want to go to the GP. I will say that after spilling on black ice about 10 yea...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Homelesness - How much worse does it have to get?
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: Homelesness - How much worse does it have to get?

There is so little budget for mental health care that basically only people who are *actively* suicidal can get care other than a rpescription for anti-depressants (even that might not be so easy to get). And as soon as they are no longer actively suicidal, they are relased from care. This applies t...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbents on planes?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Recumbents on planes?

There's a bike bus that stops near relatives which would be an option but a 5 year old on a coach trip into France gives me more cold sweats then taking a recumbent on a plane! 5 year olds and no means to stop for a distraction break? A bit stressful. Although, are there any going into Germany? It ...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

I do think that every adult should be able to keep his/her feelings under control and work well with others, but that is not the same as assuming that everyone can or does. If an individual doesn't want to be alone with members of the opposite sex I don't find it offensive, any more than I would if...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

If a male member of staff consistently refused to work with female colleagues at my place of work they'd be taken through the disciplinary process and eventually dismissed. It is unfortunate that many people in the USA do not see this as problematic behaviour. But it complicated by the fact that th...
by Vorpal
23 Feb 2018, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

at least if you believe the divorce stories in the papers (hah!), I have a sneaking respect for those who are prepared to take active measures to put family before career. Active steps could include, I dunno... just not having sex with someone you aren't married/committed to? I'm sorry, but I simpl...
by Vorpal
22 Feb 2018, 11:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Or, you could be generous, and see it as taking such a high value of marriage vows as to take "forsaking all others" quite literally. Given the condemnation faced by preachers whose marriages fail, isn't there an element of "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" here? Of cour...
by Vorpal
22 Feb 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

pete75 wrote:Yes and they were also quite keen on persecuting innocent women for witchcraft and then killing them.

They did many awful things, including slaughtering indigenous people, keeping slaves, shaming and ostracizing people for anything from wearing silk to adultery....
by Vorpal
22 Feb 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1306

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

wasnt that the Puritan ethic. not just evangelical? No. The Puritans decried wealth, and the church's accumulation of it. ah I was thinking of the Protestant Ethic - still not just Evangelicals. seems like the Puritans also part of it though and not as you describe. Just that they were a bit more c...