Things you always wanted to know the answer to [Vol. 4]

Things you always wanted to know the answer to [Vol. 4]

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midenginedcoupe

3,989 posts

70 months

Friday 8th February
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alorotom said:
Who do some posters have to infiltrate so many threads with brexit?!?
I thought this thread was treading the line well. No arguments about why, or whether it was a good idea, but about the technical details. It’s the most significant change to our country and lives for generations, of course people are going to want to understand it better.

98elise

13,702 posts

99 months

Friday 8th February
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StevieBee said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Am I the only middle aged bloke, indeed person, who has never taken illegal drugs? Or even come across them, been offered them or seen anyone taking them?
My one and only dalliance was a single joint when I was 20; which I found distinctly underwhelming.

Had a mate who got in to the whole coke thing for about a year during which he turned from a great bloke into the biggest knob imaginable. Not that I was tempted before but this reaffirmed my ambivalence towards trying anything.
Same here. One joint and never bothered since. Drugs don't figure in my life at all.

I know plenty of colleagues that regularly do drugs wilth little if any affect on them personally or at work. All are in well paid highly technical roles.

thismonkeyhere

8,639 posts

169 months

Friday 8th February
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98elise said:
StevieBee said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Am I the only middle aged bloke, indeed person, who has never taken illegal drugs? Or even come across them, been offered them or seen anyone taking them?
My one and only dalliance was a single joint when I was 20; which I found distinctly underwhelming.

Had a mate who got in to the whole coke thing for about a year during which he turned from a great bloke into the biggest knob imaginable. Not that I was tempted before but this reaffirmed my ambivalence towards trying anything.
Same here. One joint and never bothered since. Drugs don't figure in my life at all.

I know plenty of colleagues that regularly do drugs wilth little if any affect on them personally or at work. All are in well paid highly technical roles.
Much the same. Two joints when I was about 17, nothing since. (45 now)

TBH I don't remember much of an effect at all, so it's debatable whether I have actually smoked any weed!

So maybe nothing at all.

StevieBee

7,125 posts

193 months

Friday 8th February
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alorotom said:
Who do some posters have to infiltrate so many threads with brexit?!?
If you de-couple your views on Brexit and observe everything as that; an 'observer', what you see is a truly fascinating, intriguing and interesting thing that is happening, in terms of media influence, political management and human behaviour. Books will be written about for many years.

So many parallels and comparisons can be made to any number of unrelated scenarios, it stands to reason that given the dominance Brexit has, those comparisons are freely and abundantly made.






droopsnoot

6,214 posts

180 months

Friday 8th February
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Dr Jekyll said:
Am I the only middle aged bloke, indeed person, who has never taken illegal drugs? Or even come across them, been offered them or seen anyone taking them?
No, I haven't either. Standing in the pub a few weeks ago, someone left and the landlord asked me "did you smell the weed on him?". I could only say "I don't know what weed smells like, so no".
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SpeckledJim

17,208 posts

191 months

Friday 8th February
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droopsnoot said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Am I the only middle aged bloke, indeed person, who has never taken illegal drugs? Or even come across them, been offered them or seen anyone taking them?
No, I haven't either. Standing in the pub a few weeks ago, someone left and the landlord asked me "did you smell the weed on him?". I could only say "I don't know what weed smells like, so no".
Surely you've been in the park, or a concert, or Liverpool, and got a waft of it and wondered what it was?

It's a very unique smell and carries miles on the wind.

thismonkeyhere

8,639 posts

169 months

Friday 8th February
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SpeckledJim said:
or Liverpool
hehe

Promised Land

3,122 posts

147 months

Friday 8th February
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SpeckledJim said:
Surely you've been in the park, or a concert, or Liverpool, and got a waft of it and wondered what it was?

It's a very unique smell and carries miles on the wind.
But if he doesn't know what to relate the smell to how will he have smelt it?

Probably just thought he was a very smelly bloke in the boozer.

Lazadude

1,292 posts

99 months

Friday 8th February
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When driving in traffic, I sometimes gets wafts of it, or certain places stink of it. It is a very very distinctive smell.

droopsnoot

6,214 posts

180 months

Friday 8th February
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That's just it - I might have smelt it, but I can't say I know that I have. I have smelt all sorts of things - as we all do - and there's probably loads that I wouldn't recognise. I'm fairly close to open countryside, and there are lots of smells where I would just think of them as "countryside", where others might say one is horse manure, another is silage, another is cow muck (and those are just examples, before anyone explains that there are massive differences between two or more of those examples).

Now, can I tell the difference between the smell of engine oil and EP gearbox oil? Yes.

glenrobbo

13,320 posts

88 months

Friday 8th February
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"Excuse me Miss! Does this smell like chloroform to you?"

Brother D

2,226 posts

114 months

Friday 8th February
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SpeckledJim said:
berlintaxi said:
SpeckledJim said:
(as an aside, the fact that a truckful of landed US beef is £50,000 cheaper than EU beef is a bloody good reason to be out, IMO smile)
As long as you like your beef injected with every kind of growth hormone and god knows what.
Wonder why instances of food poisoning are nearly 10 times higher in the US than the UK.
We'll be able to choose UK or European beef as well, if that's preferred. If people don't want US beef, then it won't be worth trying to sell it. I'll buy it though, it's very good in my limited experience.

WRT USA food poisoning rates, if it's true, I'd guess it's more likely to do with very poor, poorly educated people in hot climates eating food that should really have been binned, than it is to do with growth hormones fed to cows that have been recently converted into fresh, safely refrigerated beef. Happy to be corrected though.
The US meat products that we class unfit for human consumption or contain carcinogenic chemicals are sold to the US public. One part of any new trade agreement with the US includes that UK is required to accept chlorinated chicken for example.

Linky https://iegpolicy.agribusinessintelligence.informa...

Dr Jekyll

16,281 posts

199 months

Friday 8th February
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Brother D said:
The US meat products that we class unfit for human consumption or contain carcinogenic chemicals are sold to the US public. One part of any new trade agreement with the US includes that UK is required to accept chlorinated chicken for example.

Linky https://iegpolicy.agribusinessintelligence.informa...
Chlorinated chicken is neither unfit for human consumption nor carcinogenic.

SpeckledJim

17,208 posts

191 months

Friday 8th February
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Dr Jekyll said:
Brother D said:
The US meat products that we class unfit for human consumption or contain carcinogenic chemicals are sold to the US public. One part of any new trade agreement with the US includes that UK is required to accept chlorinated chicken for example.

Linky https://iegpolicy.agribusinessintelligence.informa...
Chlorinated chicken is neither unfit for human consumption nor carcinogenic.
Quite. The EU agency that measures these these things even admits there's no additional risk to it. It's just a different way to achieve the same standards.

We already eat chlorinated salad. EU says that's fine.

Almost everything everywhere is agenda-led bks and we can't trust most of the media to give us more than the half of the story they want to push.

Edited by SpeckledJim on Friday 8th February 14:11

StevieBee

7,125 posts

193 months

Friday 8th February
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SpeckledJim said:
Almost everything everywhere is agenda-led bks and we can't trust most of the media to give us more than the half of the story they want to push.
Yep!

Yet the numbers that choose to accept the media as absolute fact is startling.

DocJock

5,693 posts

178 months

Friday 8th February
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SpeckledJim said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Brother D said:
The US meat products that we class unfit for human consumption or contain carcinogenic chemicals are sold to the US public. One part of any new trade agreement with the US includes that UK is required to accept chlorinated chicken for example.

Linky https://iegpolicy.agribusinessintelligence.informa...
Chlorinated chicken is neither unfit for human consumption nor carcinogenic.
Quite. The EU agency that measures these these things even admits there's no additional risk to it. It's just a different way to achieve the same standards.

We already eat chlorinated salad. EU says that's fine.

Almost everything everywhere is agenda-led bks and we can't trust most of the media to give us more than the half of the story they want to push.

[footnote]
We also chlorinate all of our tapwater.

SpeckledJim

17,208 posts

191 months

Friday 8th February
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DocJock said:
SpeckledJim said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Brother D said:
The US meat products that we class unfit for human consumption or contain carcinogenic chemicals are sold to the US public. One part of any new trade agreement with the US includes that UK is required to accept chlorinated chicken for example.

Linky https://iegpolicy.agribusinessintelligence.informa...
Chlorinated chicken is neither unfit for human consumption nor carcinogenic.
Quite. The EU agency that measures these these things even admits there's no additional risk to it. It's just a different way to achieve the same standards.

We already eat chlorinated salad. EU says that's fine.

Almost everything everywhere is agenda-led bks and we can't trust most of the media to give us more than the half of the story they want to push.

[footnote]
We also chlorinate all of our tapwater.
I thought that was the case, and then wondered if I was confusing it with Fluoride, so rather than find out, left it out!

kowalski655

7,906 posts

81 months

Friday 8th February
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98elise said:
StevieBee said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Am I the only middle aged bloke, indeed person, who has never taken illegal drugs? Or even come across them, been offered them or seen anyone taking them?
My one and only dalliance was a single joint when I was 20; which I found distinctly underwhelming.

Had a mate who got in to the whole coke thing for about a year during which he turned from a great bloke into the biggest knob imaginable. Not that I was tempted before but this reaffirmed my ambivalence towards trying anything.
Same here. One joint and never bothered since. Drugs don't figure in my life at all.

I know plenty of colleagues that regularly do drugs wilth little if any affect on them personally or at work. All are in well paid highly technical roles.
Same here,53 & never touched drugs,never been offered any either-I must look too boring frown
Nor smoked, the occasional tipple is all I do

HTP99

13,611 posts

78 months

Monday 11th February
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Watching a couple of horses at the weekend out for a ride on the road got me thinking; horses have metal shoes, if I had metal soles on my shoes I'd easily slip and fall over due to lack of grip, why don't horses fall over and how come they have grip?

paua

977 posts

81 months

Monday 11th February
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HTP99 said:
Watching a couple of horses at the weekend out for a ride on the road got me thinking; horses have metal shoes, if I had metal soles on my shoes I'd easily slip and fall over due to lack of grip, why don't horses fall over and how come they have grip?
4 shoe drive, compared to your 2sd.