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by Flinders
7 Jan 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

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: 2041

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: 1818

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: 772

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: 19971
Views: 491773

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: 78
Views: 4583

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: 772

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: 772

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: 19971
Views: 491773

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: 19971
Views: 491773

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...
by Flinders
11 Dec 2018, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19971
Views: 491773

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

" I sometimes wish I were able to hibernate till March 29th just to avoid it altogether." Need to choose a "year" between "29th" and "just" - 2019 far too soon to avoid all the ramifications of the exercise of the people's will and the last 2 years. Letting m...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 476
Views: 48406

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

:mrgreen:
brynpoeth wrote:bmw: bin masslos wichtig/i am unimaginably important

bmw: bin von mercedes weggeworfen/discarded by mercedes :wink:
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19971
Views: 491773

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

Surely vegetables can be harvested by machines, surely? Maybe machines could be used, but it is cheaper to employ cheap foreign labour from abroad, those Polish catholics stay in the UK and have lots of children :wink: "British jobs for British robots!" I've read that there are now machin...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19971
Views: 491773

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

Is anyone on here poor now? I was, unemployed under Labour in the 1970s, my unemployment money ran out before the weekly cheque came Later, had an enjoyable job with too little money, was better off on the dole Can't remember it so well, I am not poor now but experiences surely influence one later ...
by Flinders
10 Dec 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1130

Re: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions

Looks like purgatory will continue for weeks to come yet. What fun. Meanwhile, as the politicians fiddle whilst Rome burns, businesses and people like me are tearing our hair out and banging our heads against walls because we have to make decisions we can't make until we know what the drattedwhatch...