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by Mike Sales
15 Oct 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 128
Views: 2246

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Tangled Metal wrote:The wall was south of the Scottish border I thought. Although I think I read once that there was another wall north of hadrian's wall.


The Antonine Wall between the Firths of Forth and Clyde.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2150

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Are not halal and kosher much the same?
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

Bmblbzzz wrote:As heat and sound? I don't think 'released' is quite the word, more like converted.


Knobbly tyres are noticeably noisy.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1727

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Theres a Hell Corner near a place called Inkpen near 2 places called UpperGreen and Lower Green where the lower one is north of the upper one? :roll: The names must refer to altitude. Two Welsh hills. Glyder Fach (The small Glyder) is higher than Glyder Fawr (the big Glyder)! Glyder Fawr looks bulk...
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18803

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield. I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times. officially that's because they have smooth surfaces without junctions the rules specifically prohibit drafting Is it true that sometimes a ...
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1727

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

rjb wrote:What's that got to do with Standard Telephone Dialling.?


Or indeed Subscriber Trunk Dialling.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18803

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

thelawnet wrote:
Spinners wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Cycling doesn't really target times...



Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year.


yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield.


I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16704

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Vorpal wrote:I really like books. Not just for their contents, but also the way they look & smell. If I could, I would cover all of my walls in books :)


Books do furnish a room.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV
Replies: 25
Views: 564

Re: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,

Typhoon I am just assuming that it is a word for southern storms?


Typhoon is what a tropical revolving storm or cyclone is called in the Pacific.
Hurricane is the word used in the Atlantic.

Typhoon is also a novel by Joseph Conrad. It's a cracking read.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2150

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Growth hormones are fed to milch cows in the USA to increase milk yield. This can lead to lameness and mastitis and is illegal in the EU.
American farmers also use antibiotics to promote growth.
by Mike Sales
14 Oct 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18803

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Cycling doesn't really target times... Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year. And the RRA place to place records. And the Hour Record of course. Track records are valued too. I wonder if the IAAF should establish an "Athletes Record" for the marat...
by Mike Sales
13 Oct 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2150

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Yet again whats wrong with chlorinated chicken. The most litigant society on the planet is the USA, if there was any danger the producers would have been sued into submission decades ago. All those British families on their theme park holidays in the USA seem to survive .... Its different to how we...
by Mike Sales
13 Oct 2019, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2150

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

What was the woman scared of?
It is not as if she would get much of a punishment for killing by gross carelessness with a car in Britain.
by Mike Sales
13 Oct 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1727

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

The Welsh Government isn't selling. In fact, I detect a vague intent to get back lots of Welsh sod for the common good. Since I have come to believe that Enclosure Acts were an act of theft, I am heartily in favour. Perhaps another reason to vote for Plaid Cymru. :-) To bolster my suspicions of pri...
by Mike Sales
13 Oct 2019, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eating and drinking on public transport.
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Eating and drinking on public transport.

brynpoeth wrote:Of course if one takes a train from Aberdeen to Penzance one might get hungry
Surely one is not expected to consume only food from the buff€t


Surely not. I always take my own supplies on longer journeys. That way I get better food and cheaper.