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by JohnToo
4 days ago
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Upgrading the site to phpbb 3.2.8
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Upgrading the site to phpbb 3.2.8

It defaulted to a radically different looking style for me, and I couldn't remember what I'd selected previously or find it quickly, but I've chosen another one that I'm perfectly happy with. Everything else seems the same.
by JohnToo
6 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Came across this in something I was reading: "To practise such wrestling is to choose to hold on through the division that is polarising our society... But we do not wrestle simply to prove our rightness or our righteousness. We wrestle to a place of understanding that equips us for reconciliation w...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Confessions
Replies: 42
Views: 925

Re: Confessions

There is a man with a little stand at Cobham Services on the M25 promoting Brexit readiness. Can you tell me why it is regarded as permissible for lorries to park routinely on the hard shoulders of the slip roads to Cobham Services? Those slip roads are surely under motorway regulations. The Servic...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

You presume too much about my memory, and the search function appears not to be able to do "search for all posts by User X in this thread". My extremely rusty and unreliable memory of every conversation I've had about this is that all the "good reasons why belonging to the EU does harm to all sorts...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Seriously. I am interested. I've spent three years being interested. I can literally think of no valid reasons to leave the EU, and no Brexit supporter has ever been able to supply a reason that didn't fall over when prodded gently. Whether it's your argument or not, by making the claim it's your r...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Why are we all so testy with each other today? Is it because we're all so depressed at the growing prospect of Johnson winning?
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: They are impeaching Trump!
Replies: 29
Views: 445

Re: They are impeaching Trump!

The Bill Clinton episode was a fairly salutary warning. It takes a lot to persuade a senator to vote other than on partisan lines.
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 118
Views: 3719

Re: Your Ride Today

Screenshot_20190921-182830.png 120km, give or take a tiny bit. .... It's certainly my longest solo (as opposed to tandem or group) ride, and one of my longest rides on a solo bike ever. ..... That's interesting. My longest rides have all been solo rides. I find conservation of energy is aided by be...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1971
Views: 40056

Re: Meanwhile...

This is the second year running when I won't have done a Friday at all - mainly because the thought of deliberately setting out to miss a night's sleep seems to have become too big a psychological hurdle. I blame old age.
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

But a senior Conservative source said Mr Farage was "not a fit and proper person" and "should never be allowed anywhere near government".
Surely a misprint for "Mr Johnson"?
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1971
Views: 40056

Re: Meanwhile...

Double triple recommended!

I think his opening chapter, with its litany of fellrunning legends he reminds himself of to keep himself going ("Helene Diamantides leaving a bunch of snivelling paratroopers in her wake"), is some of the most evocative writing about the outdoors ever.
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1971
Views: 40056

Re: Meanwhile...

I have just watched, on YouTube, "Run Forever", a documentary about Nicky Spinks setting a new record for the Double Bob Graham Round a couple of years ago (well, she's only the second person ever to do it, so there was a pretty good chance she'd set the record...) I had tears streaming down my face...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

But if they get the "no no deal" bill through, then agree to an October 14 Election with the date buttoned down through some mechanism, and if Johnson wins, he just repeals the No No Deal Act and we leave on Oct 31 with no deal anyway... But then I guess that if Johnson wins the election, whenever i...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Would some form of Citizen's Assembly help sort out the Brexit mess, and if so, would Justin Welby be a suitable person to facilitate it? I suggest (and suggested at the time) that the referendum question was so open to multiple interpretations that, way before triggering Article 50, we should have ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1082
Views: 24196

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Overheard a snatch of conversation between two blokes this morning. One was vehemently likening Hong Kong to Brexit - they only let you have democracy when it suits them, as soon as it threatens their interests they shut it down. Trouble is, I honestly couldn't tell whether, in relation to Brexit, h...