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by Flinders
15 Jul 2018, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 265
Views: 9722

Re: Is Trump Mad?

As said elsewhere some Americans love him and can't see what the problem is. Since he has come to power; Employment has gone up, Share values have risen, crime has gone down. To us he is stark raving but to many Americans he's a breath of fresh air. The Americans I know can't stand him. And more pe...
by Flinders
15 Jul 2018, 8:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: John Cleese

To paraphrase Showell Styles: On the Bheinn one is as far away from the spirit of mountains as in the waiting room at Moreton-in-the-Marsh railway station There are hundreds of other mountains n Scotland, all easier to climb (all lower at least) :wink: Ah, a Showell Styles reader! I've only read th...
by Flinders
15 Jul 2018, 8:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: Car Avoids Something In Road.

Some local wildlife trusts want you to report badger carcasses so they can go and see what killed them. Try contacting your local one.
by Flinders
4 Jul 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pint pot price poser
Replies: 44
Views: 3569

Re: Pint pot price poser

I don't think anybody has mentioned how much beer you get in a pint pot these days - rarely a full pint. :evil: There was a time when weights and measures inspectors enforced this rigorously. Around 1970, in the heyday of cask beer, a point was reached where pint beer glasses were marked with a lin...
by Flinders
4 Jul 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pint pot price poser
Replies: 44
Views: 3569

Re: Pint pot price poser

I worked in Edinburgh a few years ago. Around festival time there was a pub opened 24/7 it was called Black Jacks. As the night wears on and punters get fewer and fewer into the wee small hours drink gets cheaper. So much so that around 4am it's a £1 for a pint and 75p a shot. I've only been in the...
by Flinders
4 Jul 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6173
Views: 173640

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

Not making any particular point scoring point here, but it can be argued that the 2016 referendum says what we don't want (EU membership as it now is) rather than what we do want. You are right. It's easy to get people to vote against whatever/anything is happening now that they don't like, and not...
by Flinders
4 Jul 2018, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6173
Views: 173640

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

A GE involves a lot of other issues. To override a referendum on a specific issue, you have to have another referendum.
by Flinders
2 Jul 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 215
Views: 17703

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

I see no reason why asthma medication is allowed at all, any more than many other medications are for other people with different long standing conditions. Again, I refer you to horse racing. The idea there is that if a horse is not fit to race without being propped up by medication, it is not fit ...
by Flinders
2 Jul 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 215
Views: 17703

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

I wouldn't use horse racing as a positive role model personally. A betting man I know (not a problem better just someone who bets on horses mostly but also football I believe for fun and only because he enjoys following the sports he's into) once told me about how to pick a winner. He said watch wh...
by Flinders
1 Jul 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 215
Views: 17703

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

If they seriously want to clean up cycling, then maybe take a leaf out of horseracing's book. If a horse is over any limits, it's disqualified, however it occurred, even accidentally; the limit is absolute. The punishment for the trainer (in cycling that would be the cyclist and/or team) is then dec...
by Flinders
1 Jul 2018, 2:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: North West Moorland
Replies: 69
Views: 1797

Re: North West Moorland

You could smell the Winter Hill fire from the M6 yesterday. I have no idea why anyone would want to go closer to one than they absolutely had to.
There is also a moor fire between Leek and Buxton.
by Flinders
29 Jun 2018, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Physiology of a Cyclist
Replies: 31
Views: 1192

Re: Physiology of a Cyclist

You can have exactly the same height and 'vital stats' (I'm talking females here) but have completely different builds. I had three mates, we were all roughly the same height, but one was stocky, I was short in the legs, skinny, and flat chested but with a big rib cage, at 5' weighed 8 stone (wish I...
by Flinders
29 Jun 2018, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Physiology of a Cyclist
Replies: 31
Views: 1192

Re: Physiology of a Cyclist

Incidentally, while I think about it, there do seem to be changes with age. On Monday I did a long ride in that glorious heat and wall to wall sunshine, starting from home (Vale of York) at 3.30 am to use the main roads (Stokesley/Guisbro/ moors road ) to Whitby, and avoid the heavy traffic, gettin...
by Flinders
28 Jun 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Con of the Week?
Replies: 34
Views: 1100

Re: Con of the Week?

Putting a crying child on the cover of Time makes it a con? How? That child is only meant to represent the situation. Maybe if they had put the child in a cage, it wouldn't be a con? Or does it take more than that? :evil: :evil: Honestly, this thread tries my moderatorly patience. The people crossi...
by Flinders
28 Jun 2018, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pendleton Again
Replies: 28
Views: 742

Re: Pendleton Again

mercalia wrote:I was wondering that also. do they explode or some thing? get the reverse bends?

No idea, but I suppose they might be more likely to suffer from things like strokes? Anyone know if there is any data?