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by windmiller
1 Jul 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Stretching

One of the few downsides of cycling is that is does stiffen up the body. I have always suffered from poor flexibility, even the Vulcan salute was beyond me. Tried a few yoga classes and disliked them but conceded that yoga is a good practice on the whole. One of the classes in particular was mostly ...
by windmiller
21 Jun 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strange dashes on the screen of an iPhone
Replies: 36
Views: 721

Re: Strange dashes on the screen of an iPhone

A first time iphone user and I just bought the new iphone SE a few weeks ago and I like the smaller size and how easy it is to use. A few friends have the older 5, 6 and 7 series which tempted me to buy the SE. I resisted buying one of the very earliest used models because the updates have ceased on...
by windmiller
21 Jun 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1588

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

Sickle cell anemia is more prevalent in certain *ethnic* groups. The prevalence is genetic, but not associated with skin colour. What is an ethnic group but the groups within whichever race. The French, for example, are an ethnic group, but are part of the broader European/white race. That sickle c...
by windmiller
20 Jun 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1588

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

The British Empire no longer exists. I feel no compulsion to self-flagellation or ancestral guilt by proxy. I would not be surprised in the least if the vast majority of the people of this country felt exactly the same way. Nobody is telling anyone to feel guilty. They just want the problems addres...
by windmiller
20 Jun 2020, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1588

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

Slaves may not have 'made Britain' rich, but Imperialisma certainly did. And with that came slaves, colonialism, the seizure and destruction of local resources in far off lands, and abuses that killed millions of people. Slavery may be only a small part of that, but that should not excuse either sl...
by windmiller
20 Jun 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1588

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

reohn2 wrote:
windmiller wrote:All these historical morality wars about slavery are only promoting division and racism from all sides of the aggrieved.

What have the white population of the country to be aggrieved about?


Thank you for illustrating part of my point.
by windmiller
20 Jun 2020, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1588

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

All these historical morality wars about slavery are only promoting division and racism from all sides of the aggrieved.
by windmiller
15 Jun 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4551

Re: CUK supports BLM

" Performance activism ", never seen this used before, then again I'm not up to speed with correct speak. Sounds very ambiguous and will no doubt lead to confused moments of clarity even among the converted. Now 'virtue signaling' says exactly what it means on the tin - no need for explan...
by windmiller
15 Jun 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4551

Re: CUK supports BLM

Now 'virtue signaling' says exactly what it means on the tin - no need for explanations at all. Indeed, it means that you need to resort to impugning motives, rather than attempt to refute the argument. No need for explanations. You can argue on a personal level, while I debate and chose not to tel...
by windmiller
15 Jun 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4551

Re: CUK supports BLM

Actually, I really dislike the expression 'virtue signalling'. Firstly, it suggests that the person is being disingenuous, or outright lying. Secondly, the people using it almost never know the background or reasoning of the supposed virtue signaller. Thirdly, it is hypcritical. It is basically an ...
by windmiller
14 Jun 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 527
Views: 42690

Re: Statins - side effects

The GP could tell from my different kidney results that I was dehydrated. Inbetween tests I changed neither diet or lifestyle. The only change was my hydration status, so to me it's a no brainer.
by windmiller
14 Jun 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 527
Views: 42690

Re: Statins - side effects

Turns out the reading was high because I was dehydrated which also showed up in the results but the GP over looked. How do you know that, please? Thanks Jonathan Lab Tests Online UK https://labtestsonline.org.uk I was literally sweating like a hog after hard 15 mile ride to the surgery before the f...
by windmiller
14 Jun 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 527
Views: 42690

Re: Statins - side effects

After my blood was checked everything was found to be fine except my cholesterol which was high. I was offered statins by the GP, which I refused. Turns out the reading was high because I was dehydrated which also showed up in the results but the GP over looked. I would surmise that many cyclists' a...
by windmiller
11 Jun 2020, 11:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9316

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Very predictable to look at the attempts of some posters here to evade 21st century responsibility, and totally ignoring present day slavery otherwise known as people trafficking for those who don't know. More a case of hammer hit thumb, rinse repeat.
by windmiller
11 Jun 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9316

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

I would be more impressed at the sincerity of the criminal heritage vandals, if they focused their self righteous wrath on countries like Egypt, South Africa, Sudan and Mauritania - where brutal slavery is common place at the present time. Just not going to happen in the woke micro conscience.