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by Flinders
6 Jun 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?
Replies: 77
Views: 2220

Re: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?

If anyone answered yes, then I assume they are okay with all the countries that got infected from their citizens' visits to, or people from, the UK, including when we were doing naff-all to stop it for weeks on end after it was identified here, and after that, including up to now, making a total hor...
by Flinders
30 May 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 49
Views: 1225

Re: Dishwashers

We'd been planning for one beofre the virus but it had been held up because the kitchen has to be gutted and rewired. The virus meant we had to put a hold on the job, but I felt increased the need for one (as it is more hygienic, should any of us get the bug) so we got one anyway before the lockdown...
by Flinders
19 Apr 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?
Replies: 77
Views: 2220

Re: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?

Should all the other countries UK citizens have spread it to be able to sue us, then? Could get expensive, that.
by Flinders
19 Apr 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30260

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Carpetcleaner is new to me, as I've been away for a bit. Are they new? Their posts, and patterns relating to those posts are not dissimilar to the sort of posts that get posters banned from other sites I visit- not so much for their politics, but for *cough* 'other patterns'. If the person is well k...
by Flinders
26 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53237

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

From Sky News 2 hours ago for those who dislike figures without source:- The number of people who have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus has risen by 43 to 465. It represents the smallest rise in the number of deaths since 17 March - more than a week ago. But there was the biggest increa...
by Flinders
26 Mar 2020, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53237

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Like everyone else, I'm wading through the figures and the news and I can only say what I think about it as a complete layperson. You say that, but there is a whole weight of evidence on one side and a few theories on the other. And you've chosen to ignore one and promote the other. I don't know ei...
by Flinders
19 Mar 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2202

Re: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...

Morzedec wrote: The town centre was still busy at lunchtime, with everything open apart from one so-called Charity shop (at a time when some people may need extra help).

A lot of charity shops are staffed by retired and/or vulnerable volunteers, I think that's probably the reason.
by Flinders
19 Mar 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2202

Re: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...

I'm still working and unless ill or instructed otherwise will continue. The club riding has all been halted, I may go out solo, but not sure I can muster the enthusiasm for it. I could do some photo rides in the Peaks, something I've been meaning to do for a while. I also have a sewing machine that...
by Flinders
17 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 546578

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

Horizon, oh dear..ye of little faith! Britain has changed. In the face of huge odds we are still just about holding our own despite the Jonahs assertions. Our country is still a magnet for clever folk who want a better life. Things are difficult all around the world, we arent alone with our problem...
by Flinders
10 Oct 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France
Replies: 15
Views: 3453

Re: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France

We watch all the televised womens' races, but few of the men's races. The women's races just seem to us more interesting - they don't seem to get the nasty behaviors that turn me off sport either. On the rare occasions I happen on football on the TV, I stop watching when I see the first intentional ...
by Flinders
22 Sep 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 15013

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Most dogs don't do all that neither. Dogs don't ride furiously and kill someone's mother, ride through red lights then head but anyone who says anything about it, etc. Things that's hit the news this past news. Things I've seen cyclists do but never seen a dog do includes, riding on the wrong side ...
by Flinders
6 Sep 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 546578

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

If there'd been a decent majority it wouldn't have been a problem either way. The referendum should have had a supermajority clause (as should anything that moves us away from a status quo). No sensible person can possible think a decision like this which is so well balanced could possibly play out...
by Flinders
21 Jul 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 546578

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

Even the bookmakers got the result drastically wrong. They are usually much more accurate than pollsters as they can't afford not to be I thought bookmakers start with a guestimate and then as the money comes in adjust the odds accordingly. If everyone who bet did so on a leave victory then that wo...
by Flinders
7 Jul 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 852
Views: 37277

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Trump is unstable, not very bright, and is pathologically entitled and self-centred. And he's neither honest nor decent. I'm not impressed by anyone who admires him. Those who do, well, unless they want to look very silly in the next few years or spend a lot of time deleting previous comments, they ...
by Flinders
7 Jul 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 31
Views: 1179

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....