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by windmiller
21 Aug 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 941

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

The latest good book that I enjoyed reading was The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
by windmiller
19 Aug 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 1105

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

I agree that a largely plant based diet is more healthy for most people. Consuming good quality meat in moderation is healthy too - as long as you enjoy the taste. I disagree that plants and fungi are not sentient beings however, so the ideological/moralistic arguments for chosing to eat them rathe...
by windmiller
19 Aug 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 1105

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

I agree that a largely plant based diet is more healthy for most people. Consuming good quality meat in moderation is healthy too - as long as you enjoy the taste. I disagree that plants and fungi are not sentient beings however, so the ideological/moralistic arguments for chosing to eat them rather...
by windmiller
9 Aug 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: WhatPub
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: WhatPub

Interesting/enjoyable link, good pics too.
by windmiller
8 Aug 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1836

Re: hate-speech graffiti

Today we were enjoying a leisurely stroll on Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs: a place we often visit, to admire the flowers, the butterflies and the view. Very quiet: not many other walkers about. Then we come across this. Racist graffiti 01.jpg This is on a stile right out in the countryside ...
by windmiller
6 Aug 2019, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18261
Views: 453517

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

If you look at any analysis of the Brexit Vote such as that by Lord Ashcroft you'll see that the majority of lower social classes C2, D and E voted for Brexit whilst a majority of the higher social class A and B voted remain. Mercalia is merely stating what happened in June 2016. https://lordashcro...
by windmiller
5 Aug 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18261
Views: 453517

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

I stand corrected, it seems that mercalia was not singling out people by location only those that voted for Brexit wherever they live. What about the comment the Labour supporters up North having something in their drinking water. Does this apply to all Labour supporters all over the UK? If you loo...
by windmiller
5 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 594
Views: 341615

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

On the whole I've had good service from Spa Cycles. The odd occassion I have felt like the invisible man and had to laser lock eye contact to get anywhere. I remember the old shop that was quirky and in a pleasant location. The new location has more of a "Get Carter" feel about it, so mayb...
by windmiller
4 Aug 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A view from the outside
Replies: 41
Views: 2389

Re: A view from the outside

Noted
by windmiller
4 Aug 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A view from the outside
Replies: 41
Views: 2389

Re: A view from the outside

So long as I get a sensible answer to a question I have no problem with thread drift which can be quite interesting . Where I do object is when someone instead of answering the question launches into a personal often sarcastic attack. This does not happen often and is usually just ignored as the be...
by windmiller
28 Jul 2019, 9:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 749
Views: 30914

Re: Is Trump Mad?

661-Pete wrote:It's "the White House". Unless you're referring to the late Mary Whitehouse, who passed away in 2001. Whether Trump was ever 'in' her is a matter for conjecture, but possible...


:lol:
by windmiller
28 Jul 2019, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26146

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

"Plagiarism police"? Copy and paste is ok but one should use it as a stated quote. And cite the source. And you were selective. The whole picture is important. It was False News. ------ I prefer the EU to the USA. I feel more comfortable with European culture. Some of those old Eastern bl...
by windmiller
28 Jul 2019, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 749
Views: 30914

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Last three posts are spot on. Where politics are concerned Trump is the worst kind,and more so those who believe in him and his message. He appeals to the lowest common denominator,the othering of those who don't subscribe to his sickness. If you really believe that then you have lived a very shelt...
by windmiller
28 Jul 2019, 12:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26146

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

No direct say - but couldn't the same be said of every treaty that the UK signs, and every law Parliament generates? It's not the way our system works. I know the system works against the voters, most recently shown by the majority of MP's total lack of respect for democracy. Do you think that dire...
by windmiller
27 Jul 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26146

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

But UK courts are required not to enforce UK laws to the extent that they are incompatible with EU obligations""
This part just cancelled out the second part anyway