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by Flinders
17 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 63
Views: 1007

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

Hi, 50 % Out 44% Remain 6% Abstain Maybe a bit more accurate than polls of late? A poll of about 30 people (so far) from a small sub-group (cyclists posting on a specific subset of a specific forum) is 'more accurate' than polls of thousands carefully structured to try and eliminate bias in selecti...
by Flinders
17 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 63
Views: 1007

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

I voted leave and I'd do it again, those bullies in Brussels make me more determine than ever..... not forgetting the scaremongering coming from the remainers. Theresa May should go now and let a true brexitier handle the exit negotiations. Shame on Tony Blair, I regret supporting him with my vote....
by Flinders
16 Jan 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Theresa May Should go Now. Resign!
Replies: 52
Views: 814

Re: Theresa May Should go Now. Resign!

At a human level I feel a little sorry for May Some reminders: 1. Her reaction to the Grenfell Tower fire. 2. Her 'queue jumper' remarks about EU citizens making use of freedom of movement rights. 3. Her 'crush the saboteurs' comments. 4. Her fake laughing at Jeremy Corbyn in PMQs. 5. Her 'citizens...
by Flinders
14 Jan 2019, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 127
Views: 2194

Re: Wood Burners

PDQ Mobile wrote:
Ps dry wood on open fires is not very polluting but very inefficient (though very romantic!).. Some 70% of the available heat just dissapears up the flue.

Depends. Ours is open, but a special convecting design, so we lose very little heat.
by Flinders
14 Jan 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10723
Views: 266364

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

Not us. No more than normal, anyway. Usually have a freezer or two with stuff - bread takes up much of the space. Cat food is stacked on the shelves in the porch, but we do have three of the damned things. Parrot food comes in big sacks, so she's happy. Beer probably won't be an issue as I tend to ...
by Flinders
7 Jan 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 1241

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

If the human ankle is such a good design, I wonder why so many people manage to 'twist' them on uneven ground. Nothing wrong with my ankles, but I've been over on them a few times in my life - as I am sure have all those who are saying that ankle support is not necessary when hiking. I'm inclined t...
by Flinders
7 Jan 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 1241

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

I've always been a big fan of wearing joggers for comfort when going for long walks, but with a trip to the Overland Track in Tassie coming up at the end of the year I've decided to get a pair of hiking boots again. My old boots are from Kathmandu (the shop, not the city), and never really wore in ...
by Flinders
7 Jan 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship
Replies: 32
Views: 869

Re: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship

From my observations is depends a lot on the LA, and whether the matter in question is an executive or political decision. Round here, someone I know got PP for an extension. He mentioned it in the pub, and someone said 'I didn't know you were on the council'. He wasn't, but the person saying it was...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test

Worrying if people are using steroids, especially at that age. They may end up with a 'fit'-looking body, but in a premature shroud. Not sure if serious? Yes, I am. Steroids are not side-effect-free drugs. It's stupid to take them unless you need to for medical reasons. I have never been able to ma...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2019, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10723
Views: 266364

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

I think morality is a learned behaviour, which once rejected or lost can be a difficult state to alter or retrieve. We have someone in our office who habitually steals large amounts of office supplies and even bog roll (he even steals things he has absolutely no use for, like laser toner and comput...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2019, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm dead .........
Replies: 77
Views: 2351

Re: When I'm dead .........

I have no intention (or expectation) of dying. Let's get this bit out of the way first! :D Years ago, I imagined a big funeral and a carriage pulled by four plumed horses with me lying in state inside. I imagined a Victorian sort of affair with mourners in abundance and a big wake afterwards. I've ...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2019, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test

IIRC Bowls was the sport with the highest positive test rate for banned substances! All these old folks and their drugs!! Actually on a more serious basis, there are many medicines that the elderly legitimately take to keep their health that are banned Not just older people. My type of HRT (the onl...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2019, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test

Worrying if people are using steroids, especially at that age. They may end up with a 'fit'-looking body, but in a premature shroud.
by Flinders
17 Dec 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10723
Views: 266364

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

May should follow the best advice I ever heard about negotiations - "Talk Tough and Carry a Stout Stick" Civility aside, merseymouth, I fear you may be misguided on two points. Firstly, the advice was "speak softly and carry a big stick", attributed to Theodore Roosevelt. Excell...
by Flinders
13 Dec 2018, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10723
Views: 266364

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

There is probably a lot more to be wrung out of the Deal, whatever is said in public. What makes you think that? (genuine question, I'm not being snarky). EU leaders have all said they won't countenance any more tinkering with the deal as it is. If anything changes, then everything negotiated so fa...