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by Mike Sales
24 Jan 2021, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60833

Re: Is Trump Mad?

It's interesting to see a programme about Armstrong put on after one about Trump on BBC2 tonight.
You could see Armstrong as Trump to Lemond's Obama!
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 10:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6813

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Psamathe wrote:I think the test reliability depends on the type of test being proposed.
Ian


The letter does not specify the test.
It does include a note in seven languages which I imagine to be North East European, with a phone no. to call, presumably for further explanation in those languages.
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 10:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6813

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Thanks. So it isn't surveillance, it's to detect individuals who are infected but asymptomatic with a consequent intention to isolate and reduce transmission to others. I'd accept. Jonathan' PS: This is not a statement that I consider this programme either effective or cost-effective, Thanks. You d...
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6813

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Hmmm... have they included anything on what anyone would do with the result? Perhaps information for a surveillance programme or perhaps something that you could do differently? Jonathan It is billed as part on the Covid 19 Community Testing Programme. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/com...
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 9:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6813

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I have received from the Borough Council an invitation to be tested for Covid.
To accept would involve a bus journey and a longish walk (longish for me).
I am inclined not to bother, especially since I understand the results are not vey reliable.
What does the team think?
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17062

Re: bike mirrors?

Unfortunately, as far as I can see Mirrycle don't make a mirror which will fit aero type hoods on drops (their 'original' design assumes a cable exiting the top of the hood). And I don't wear specs, so one of those isn't an option either. So I'm still stumped. I modified an STI lever to take that s...
by Mike Sales
23 Jan 2021, 9:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17062

Re: bike mirrors?

It's because of the vibration that I had to abandon an experiment with mirrors, despite having a similar stiff neck problem. I found that the vibration was such that trying to make even vague sense of the briefly-glimpsed image was impossible. The mirror itself became a hazard because it was taking...
by Mike Sales
22 Jan 2021, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 328
Views: 9263

Re: How's your weather?

There's a nice cycle path/pavement to Betws now. Safer, though not as nicely wooded as the b road. On a club run on the B5106 we arrived minutes after a terrible incident. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/ghost-bike-reminder-cycle-victim-2144830 We saw a trail of broken trees leading d...
by Mike Sales
21 Jan 2021, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 328
Views: 9263

Re: How's your weather?

PDQ Mobile wrote:I think you wise and the fellow foolhardy.
And hardy!
One can see the speed of the flow and it varies as the gaps in the hedges permit.
Takes all sorts I guess.


I was never presented with rhe opportunity to ride through the flooded Conwy. I cannot promise I would have turned it down!
by Mike Sales
21 Jan 2021, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 328
Views: 9263

Re: How's your weather?

I saw this in the Guardian's flood pics. And thought of you Mike A brave soul "jinking" over your bridge! Or should that be sinking? It was a better day today here though, and rivers dropped quite a bit. The mountains were all white above 4 or 500 meters. Again. image.jpg Though I have ne...
by Mike Sales
21 Jan 2021, 8:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4802

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Ben@Forest wrote: The UK was never in the euro (through choice)


Gordon Brown was right, with his five tests.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_economic_tests

It will be more and more difficult to get remainers to refrain from saying, "I told you so."
by Mike Sales
20 Jan 2021, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60833

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Oldjohnw wrote:Whatever else, it is a triumph that Biden can speak in complete sentences.


Before Trump it was taken for granted that presidents should be articulate and literate.
by Mike Sales
20 Jan 2021, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will America unite?
Replies: 42
Views: 893

Re: Will America unite?

The end of Trump is a bright spot in a terrible time, and it is understandable that we should look forward to the new President with hope. His coming decrees, especially on the Climate Catastrophe, are much needed. But, he would not be where he is if he did not have the approval of the corporations ...
by Mike Sales
20 Jan 2021, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18231

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

[url] And there you have it. What has always been denied by the evil Tory party but is a reality coming to the National Health Service shortly. Revealed: Links between Conservatives and private healthcare TORY MPs are receiving large donations and earning thousands of pounds from links to the priva...
by Mike Sales
20 Jan 2021, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60833

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Pardons go for 2 millions a pop, apparently... it's like the freekin' Middle Ages again!! Whilst the system is bizarre or (more probably) misused, in Trumps defence it looks as if he's issued almost the fewest pardons of any president (beaten only by George HW Bush). Trump prefers executions. The T...