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by Flinders
14 Nov 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 50
Views: 2176

Re: Can you swim?

It's like riding a bike. Once you've learned, it's easy even after a gap of 26 years. Not unicycling, though. I've still got my unicycle, rusting away in a shed, but I've totally lost the knack. Maybe it's just that I'm too old and creaky. As long as I can stay upright on two wheels, I'm OK (althou...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8480
Views: 220430

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

Nether the less, we will be leaving the Common Fisheries Policy. And.. by the way it way you mentioned the GE first, not me.. Al A tory government many years ago decided to give away for free our quotas to UK boat owners, but allow those owners to sell the quotas to anyone without restriction. (Oth...
by Flinders
12 Nov 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hay fever in November?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Hay fever in November?

A few things that shouldn't be flowering right now seem to be. It's the odd summer we had, I think. Perhaps that may be it?
by Flinders
11 Nov 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Printers
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: Printers

You could use a mask and clean it outside, I suppose.
by Flinders
11 Nov 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 414
Views: 14561

Re: Is Trump Mad?

More concerned about his hairdo getting wet than a few million dead. Whereas our over-90-year-old Queen managed to make it to the ceremony this morning. But then the Queen actually served in the forces in the war, whereas he dodged the draft. And her sons and grandsons served, whereas his family are...
by Flinders
11 Nov 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8480
Views: 220430

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

al_yrpal wrote:
meic wrote:
I think they have merely been battered into silence.


Something like that… :lol: Personally I just cant be bothered with all the whingeing.

Loved Corbyn in his Donkey Jacket in Whitehall this morning :lol: Says it all!

Al


That's not a donkey jacket, mate.
by Flinders
11 Nov 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )
Replies: 25
Views: 1301

Re: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )

I have short legs for my already short height. (I can look tall people in the eye when siting down, but when we both stand up, I'm face to face with their chest- a tall friend once told me I was the only person he knew who got shorter when they got off a bar stool). If you have short legs it really ...
by Flinders
11 Nov 2018, 3:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The String Test for are you too fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 2326

Re: The String Test for are you too fat?

I dare not take the 'string' test. I am short, and even within that, have exceedingly short legs for my height. Most of these things work only for people who are average in intrinsic proportions. I'm a bit over the 25, but have leg muscles that are substantial, a large ribcage and thick bones (on th...
by Flinders
8 Nov 2018, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 414
Views: 14561

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Apparently Trump cut business taxes from 35% to 21% and tax revenues have increased by $3.3 trillion! Al Business tax revenue? Which is not done in real-time? Or all taxes? You aren't one of those who still believes in the Laffer Curve, are you? That's now well known as the equivalent of believing ...
by Flinders
7 Nov 2018, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Take Care of own Health

The reward is instantaneous, the penalty is deferred and the cure takes time(as well as restraint). That is the root of the problem. A good summary. I also concur with the 'self-harm' thing. When I am feeling lousy with my illness, I hate myself and don't think I'm worth looking after, it doesn't f...
by Flinders
6 Nov 2018, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Take Care of own Health

Medical records can be real flights of fancy, I know. :evil: Thankfully the courts don't accept them as gospel any more, as so often lately they have been proved to be mistaken at best, a pack of lies at worst. Trying to get them amended even when you have clear evidence they are wrong is like tryin...
by Flinders
6 Nov 2018, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
Replies: 30
Views: 620

Re: Paying for a bike in cash - why?

I'd be worried about the address aspect. I can't see any legit reason why he wouldn't give that to you- if there was one, I'd have told you the reason had I been him (so to speak).
by Flinders
5 Nov 2018, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cordless drills
Replies: 51
Views: 1078

Re: Cordless drills

My (professional quality) Makita drill has gone through two (expensive) pairs of NiMH batteries during the ten or fifteen years I've had it, and it has had a lot of use so I'm not complaining. But nearly all that use has been in or around the house with a plug socket not very far away and if I had ...
by Flinders
5 Nov 2018, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
Replies: 30
Views: 620

Re: Paying for a bike in cash - why?

fake notes are a big problem. The plastic ones seem less susceptible, but the old 20s and 50s are now the ones forgers go for.
by Flinders
4 Nov 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1406

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

Once, whilst stationary at traffic lights alongside a car. Front seat passenger did it. :roll: