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General Car Chat / Re: Decided to keep the Tata... for now
« on: 19 September 2019, 19:52:12 »

and if you are looking for live examples in the flesh, I can suggest a titty bar in Holborn. :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Statins
« on: 19 September 2019, 19:16:39 »
Been on statins for about 6 years with no issues. Where my weight has been creeping up & I had put on 3kg over the last 12 months I had worsening lower joint pain & my Type 2 diabetes control has been worse. I had over the last 6 months been cutting out carbohydrates like potatoes & rice, but could not face going without brown bread, but after being told if my weight & insulation resistance were not better controlled long term I would probably end up having to inject insulation, it was time to take action. Four weeks a go I started a very low calorie & carb diet which meant totally cutting out bread, but also eating plenty of protein so I don't lose muscle bulk. Within 3 days my lower joint pain had gone so there is obviously something in wheat that my body doesn't like that I was previously unaware of.

I've personally found it the easiest diet I've ever been on, where hunger is a dull ache rather than run out of short energy boosting carbohydrates cravings & in the 4 weeks, I've lost 5kg. Daily, it consists of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, non-root vegetables, salads & small quantities of lower sugar & carbohydrate fruits like strawberries, blackberries & blueberries. The only disadvantage I've found is where it contains less fibre I'm not so regular, so I'm now taking a Psyllium husk & Inulin fibre supplement which is helping. If you want a weekend alcoholic drink, high carbohydrate beer is out where it is made from malted barley & likewise cider from its high sugar content. Dry white & red wine are fine & where I like pint sized drinks, white wine & carbonated water is an acceptable substitute.

This is the book I found most useful for setting up a low carbohydrate diet: "The Real Meal Revolution by Professor John Noakes

and this one recommended by my diabetic nurse for fast safe weight loss: "The Fast 800" by Dr Michael Mosley.

and if in the future (I don't yet & I'm very happy with the current diet) if I want to make some very low carb bread (about 10g a slice) I've now got a couple of recipe books for this. The only thing is that wheat flour substitutes like almond flour are expensive, so you are looking at 3 a loaf in ingredients even when buying in reasonable bulk quantities.

Where there are two types of cholesterol, HDL is fine, it is LDL that is the problem & from what I've read, when on a low carb diet you can't make much of this. I've got a fasting blood test in November & will keep you posted on any improvements.

General Discussion Area / Re: Any swimmers?
« on: 18 September 2019, 18:37:20 »
I normally let about 250 million loose twice a week with the missus. ::) ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Rise of the Nazis
« on: 18 September 2019, 17:35:31 »
You can't have a functioning democracy if the losing side in any vote never accepts the result which is the situation we have in the UK. Once the losing side use their power in trashing your democratic institutions with 'one off' exceptions in trying to trash, the result they don't like, then your democracy is over, which is where we are now in post-democracy UK. I'm not sure what is going to happen next in the UK but Corbyn & his cabal can sense opportunity with their current political maneuverings to form a 'limited time unity government' with Corbyn in charge, once he gets hold of the levers of power and find they 'need limited time emergency powers' (who does this remind you of in 1933?) then they will then turn the UK into a one party Marxist dictatorship, with all property & businesses nationalized as they plunder all of our wealth for their own personal benefit. >:(

One off undemocratic exceptions are so dangerous as they then become the norm as we have seen in the US with the increasing use of Presidential executive privilege to bypass Congress & the Senate & we are now seeing similar things in the UK. Personally, I would put Western civilization falling in the next 20 years at 60-70%, where nobody seems to much care about preserving it as it's a given that life with or without democracy will stay the same, believe me it won't & you will being quickly wishing you had taken better care of it. >:(

At the end of WWII French Monet, the driver of the EEC which morphed into the EU disliked and distrusted democracy and was a big fan of the Soviet Union which is why the EEC/EU is modelled on this. Luckly, they haven't an army, police & border force swearing allegiance to the EU because once they have do, they can then go the full hog to complete their dictatorship. Oh err, their about to. >:(

Is is less than 30 years since the STASI (escentially the German Gestapo) was finally disbanded in 1991, we had the return of European death camps & genocide in Yugoslavia just over  20 years a go, these dark forces have finished their short rest & are on the march again as winter is coming for all of us unless we all proactively stop it happening. Climate Fraud shows how easily people are duped & manipulated, especially the brainwashed young, where schools are no longer about teaching children "how to think" but "what to think" with the UK common purpose teachers amongst the worst in the world. >:(

I was fortunate when I was at school that we had an exceptional Cambridge graduate with a masters degree in history, who should have really been teaching at a much higher level. Other pupils loss was our gain & I did get a top grade 1 O'Level in the subject. :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Health updates.
« on: 16 September 2019, 16:22:23 »
I'm going to see nurse Dracula in half an hour, then we can have our annual 'discussion' about statins.
Done, I'll wait for the phone call to tell me I'm not very well and I should take some nice statins.

I'm sure your Gristlers pasty & palm oil filled shortbread were just the top up your LDL cholesterol needed to keep you as unfit as a fiddle. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Anyone seen this?
« on: 16 September 2019, 16:11:59 »

Sounds far fetched, but who knows? >:(

Not at all PM Treason May has been behind our backs been signing away our armed forces, probably illegally with no parliamentary scrutiny, including our nuclear deterrent, so the oath of allegiance is to the EU not the queen, all our military assets belong to the EU and are under their command & 2 years conscription between the ages of 18 & 21 will apply. Much of this is already done & it's formalization as a treaty is in her dreadful WA whose intention is to make us cease to be a country and the EU empires first colony, so they can finish stealing all of our wealth, where getting JRL to move Land Rover production with subsidies to Slovakia is a typical example. If the WA is ever passed we will look up to Europe's poorest countries being rich compared to us. The EU also have the rights to command our police & border forces and deploy their police & armed forces in the UK to 'restore order'.

Likewise, all procurement will be through the EU with our defence budget to create military assets owned & controlled by the EU. The most onerous provisions are through PESCO which I have put a link to a slide show which describes it in more detail.

Like all hard left socialists not only does May hate her Tory 'nasty party' but the English as well where she has tried her best to destroy this country. This is the EU & remain punishment for us daring to vote & try to leave. I used to only dislike ultra-remainers, now I totally & utterly despise them where they are trying their best to destroy this great country, our great Sceptred Isle & like in all cold (& hopefully not hot) civil wars we all end up having to pick a side.

IMV this will finish NATO & with two expanding dictatorial empires having a common Russian-EU border with both vying to control Ukraine, Moldova & Serbia what could possibly go wrong for our conscripted children & grandchildren as they claim their 2m x 2m x 0.5m plot of mainland European turf? ::) :o :-[ :-X IMV we should be walking away from this and joining the US, Canada, Australia & NZ in a democratic Western nations defence alliance & let the EU get on with creating their authoritarian EUSSR empire & fighting alone any wars they are stupid enough to start.   

General Discussion Area / Re: Fuel going up
« on: 15 September 2019, 17:54:32 »
Iran is in serous financial difficulties, due to Trump's reimposition of sanctions & as a very aggressive autocratic regime, don't expect them to fade away quietly, especially with the helping hands of their best friends, Russia, DPRK & China.

Saudi Arabia are bitter rivals not only in Yemen, but also for religious reasons & who is the preeminent regional power. Don't expect this one to go or fade away any time soon, which is going to mean more instability & oil price rises.

General Discussion Area / Re: Election interference
« on: 15 September 2019, 16:49:48 »
Pots & kettles comes to mind where the Donald gave sensitive Israeli Intel to the Russians in January 2017 who passed it on to the Iranians, so Israel now filter what is released to the US & the US pulled their top CIA mole from the Kremlin in 2017 due to the Donald & family indiscretions where POTUS now operates a pay-to-play foreign policy with Russia, Saudi Arabia & other Middle Eastern countries paying the Trump family well for their favours. :o

My guess is that with Corbyn's Intel leaking connections he is seen as an undermining rival in this pay-to-play arena which will be bad for the Trump family grifting. The Mafia always get upperty (or worse) when income streams are threatened, so it's: "Nothing personal as it's only business!" :-[ :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Prorogation Of Parliament.....
« on: 13 September 2019, 13:41:06 »
IMO the art & life cycles of her stories can best understood by missing out the Carole below & reading it as a list. :-X

Carole Codswollop
Carole Conspiracy
Carole Corrections
Carole Deleted

 :D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Watch battery cost.
« on: 11 September 2019, 13:59:27 »
If you can buy five batteries for 1.54 including P&P it makes you wonder what they cost to produce.

About two thirds of SFA is my guess. ;)

At that price they sound like Chinese clones, which probably means a battery change every month. ::) ::) ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Escalating violent retail crime
« on: 11 September 2019, 13:43:01 »
In the retail trade we frequently suffered from criminal activity, from burglaries, thefts, arson, embezzlement, fraud, often involving our staff!

External crime was also always with us. Burglary was common, so was robbery, let alone assaults on staff from shoplifters and the like. Knives, fists, spit, and general assault all happened, with the increasing need for CCTV, and advanced alarm systems linked to the various security monitoring companies.

What is different now is of course the increased level of violent crime aimed at the staff, and it is happening in areas that were once considered "free from crime", or at least hardly ever happened.

Why?  Simples, because:
1) police staffing has fallen dramatically;
2) society is populated with individuals who have no morals, who do not respect the law, and know that 95% of the time they will "get away with it"
 3) if and when a culprit, sorry, suspect is caught the evidence has to be so watertight for the CPS to even think about charges;
 4) then if eventually convicted a suspended prison sentence or a community order is the worst they can expect!

Until our society teaches and adheres to the rules of "respect" and moral disciplines, which our dear leaders often seem to break, and the rules, regulations, and penalties for indiscipline are vigoursly enforces from the first year at school to being an OAP, then it can only get worse.

It is down to us to DEMAND that our politicians change their ways via the voting system, whilst we all look at ourselves and question how we act, what we do, and the example we are setting the young.

The retail counter was in the past a great place for social interaction; communities often used those places to talk through issues and communicate to others what was upsetting or pleasing the general population around that shop. Now, with local shops decimated, and large retailers getting rid of staff, or inhibiting their freedom to talk to "the regulars" and general customers, with "smart" or at least self check outs becoming the increasing norm, the old advantages to whole communities given by local friendly retailers and their staff is going. That is leading to the general loss of respect for the retail unit as it just becomes a place to go and buy your requirements, or just nick from!

Staff are now faceless and easy targets for the yobs and generally unscrupulous members of the public who come from across the generations. Very sad, and upsetting to see this change in my life time, which is, I fear, almost irreversible. Only an act of God, or a dramatic change in political and social norms will change things! >:( >:(  >:(

17.4m of us did & 3 years later how are the establishment & Westminster politicians getting on with implementing this?

In the past there was always the suspicion that UK democracy was a sham, now the politician's masks have slipped with no pretence for this or any of the rules that accompanied the sham. We now know that we don't live in a democracy & the politicians no longer have to play the pretend game by being moderate & accountable to pretend that we do. This country is now heading into very dark totalitarianism places & probably a Corbyn, McDonnell Labour, LibDem, SNP, Green Marxist dictatorship where all businesses & property will be nationalized & the only mega rich will be the political elite dictators at the top as they plunder all our wealth. >:( >:( >:(

General Discussion Area / Escalating violent retail crime
« on: 10 September 2019, 20:21:07 »
Where this country is descending towards South Africa in terms of violent crime & murder rates, where you are killed & then mugged as it is quicker & easier. In London a new trend is heading in that direction where they now tazer you & rob you so you can't fight back. >:( 25% of house burglaries in London are now carried when one or more resident is in the property where they target the old, disabled & ill. >:( London murder rates are now one every two to three days. >:(

Retailers are increasingly on the frontline with a rapid rise of violent shoplifting, attacks, threats & violent robberies, so for every 1000 shops there are now almost 1500 serious crimes against them each year. All of the political parties are soft on crime & its causes & the Tories are talking about no jail for any sentence of less than 6 months, I'm not sure anything will be done until we are like South Africa. >:(

Where I live in a small town of 20,000, burglaries are rising as is street crime & antisocial behaviour. I know several people that have had expensive cars stolen with wide area keys used, along with several almost new motorbikes. >:(

General Discussion Area / Re: Bercow is going.
« on: 10 September 2019, 17:26:22 »
Presumably Boris cannot be arrested before November 1st, as it wouldn't be until we have left the EU without a deal that the law would be broken... :-\

Which surely makes it a rather moot point...

I don't think he can be arrested anyway as under article 50 under EU law which takes precedence over UK law until we leave, any extension is the exclusive preserve of the PM and any UK law can't interfere with that. ;) Under the 1947 Crown Proceedings act crown v crown is specifically excluded or he could use Blair's 2003 Civil Disorder Act to suspend any act that he considers a danger to public order as his nuclear option.

This basically means we are leaving on the 31st under the current EU withdrawal act, unless parliament finds a way to stop this between the 15th & 31st of October. I suspect Dominic Cummings is well ahead of all of this which is why they are so confident we are leaving, with or without a deal.

General Discussion Area / Re: HS 2 to be "reviewed "
« on: 10 September 2019, 16:51:14 »
The 28 schemes in the report above also include several major road improvements schemes, including a new lower Thames tunnel to ease M25 congestion as well as rail ones, so this must be a first for TB to be against that. :-[ :P

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