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  • #4482

    cat
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    The issue is complex as outside of sport Castor actually lives her life as Male and identifies as Male, she only identifies as female for competing. If a Male was to test as XX then it doesn’t matter as they have no advantage over men. The whole point of the separation is to allow women to be able to compete, if they’re constantly beaten by men then what’s the point.

    Also the height etc doesn’t actually matter as it is a variation within the set criteria ie Male. If a competitor was fully genetically female and higher testosterone then this also allowed but they wouldn’t as biologically it doesn’t happen.

  • #4451

    cat
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    It does get rid of my migraines usually if I take it quickly enough. Although if I wake with one it is harder to get rid of.

  • #4278

    cat
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    I bought a cheap one from Argos (I think it was £20-30). It wasn’t much more expensive than the ones on Ebay that you’ve probably got to drive miles to collect.

    It works perfectly well and gives good all round exercise. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money as I hadn’t used one before and knew that before long it would be collecting the dust …. which it is!

  • #4158

    cat
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    I did once have a boyfriend who seemed happy enough to be with an independent woman. We moved in together. We were both working fulltime. After a few weeks I raised the issue of cleaning – as in I was doing far more than he was. He replied “well I am happy to help out but I draw the line at cleaning toilets!”

    It didn’t last much beyond that…… I think the cultural biases are very interesting. His view was clearly that HE was helping ME with MY work, lol.

  • #4136

    cat
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    @connie Don’t you find it fun every now and then to say the things you aren’t allowed to say? The words you always have to be guarded about? Especially if its darkly amusing and instantly understood by those around you at the time?

    Seems like a uniquely modern problem, where the main channels of communication are recorded and freely available for vindictive individuals many years later to go looking for words that, taken out of context, are no longer permissible. Back when it was just Fred at the local pub (or you in the virology department) making the comments nothing would come of it.

  • #4107

    cat
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    Maybe they needed the cash and hoped in the UK that nothing illegal or inappropriate would happen. Or perhaps, they were used to working in city pubs and happy to put up with some abuse because they didn’t have any other way to make money. Life’s shit for some people, made worse by idiots misbehaving in the name of charity.

    For what it’s worth, or wasnt a charity dinner. The charitable bit was the donations of prizes they were given. All the people at the dinner did was pay for their food, entertainment and anything they bought in an auction. If I give a bottle of whisky to a tombola and you pay to enter, we’re both giving something not in the expectation of a return. If it’s an auction you only pay if you win.

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  • #4106

    cat
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    Some these tweet were from 2010-2011 some sad person must have trawled through his entire twitter account trying to find dirt on him. This is just a witch hunt…The media are really going at it recently with the man hating agenda.

  • #4099

    cat
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    I have no idea whether that is the case or not, although it does sound plausible but I do think that we should be very careful about what we eat and what has happened to the food before it gets to us. I am currently struggling with meat from corn-fed animals, as I am allergic to corn and trying to work out the history of most meat is a nightmare.
    I wish that organic farming was much more popular/cost effective, so that it would become more widespread.

    @donna You can buy pasture fed animals, Pasture for Life, a fairly recent thing where animals are reared on grass alone. I suggested this to my son, but ours do get a bit of wheat in the fattening yard, because most of them are continental crosses. The Herefords, and native breeds will fatten on grass alone. I think that these are all organically reared too.

    As for the milk thing – well I would personally prefer to drink milk from a cow than any of the “manufactured” soya and nut milks. I know it is fairly easy to make almond milk at home, but soya in particular would really worry me. It is very high in some hormones. A report in The Economist several years ago said that tigers in one zoo did not produce cubs, so they reviewed the diet to find that they were consuming some soya products. These were removed from the diet and the tigers started to breed.

    There are practices in farming in the USA regarding hormones, etc. that are not allowed in the EU, including the UK. The USA would say that they are perfectly safe but ………

    When staying in America I found that even the bread had been sweetened – yuk.

  • #4058

    cat
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    I don’t want him sacked I just hope he gets disillusioned and leaves.
    Performances are lack lustre and they continually miss chances to close the gap on city.
    He is not a good ambassador for the game and especially United.

  • #4001

    cat
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    Lots you can do to help. You might find that rolling your foot over a bottle of water which has been frozen should relieve the pain.

    There are lots of stretches you can do, the most commonly recommended one is to stand on the edge of a step and lower the heel down, stretching out the sole and calf.

    Make sure you are wearing supporting footwear, you may need orthotics to support the feet.

    The foot is often neglected but so important. If you can find a good Pilates studio or yoga studio they will be able to help you use your feet properly.

  • #3989

    cat
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    I was told that one kilo or weight on your body equals 4 on your knees. Have always been lucky enough to have enough physical exercise, manual work/chores to not put on weight, even after ceasing to run a few years ago. We do eat only one meal a day(a big one,) OH, who’s 56 and me at 65, drink a little wine and enjoy desert…but…both feel horrible when we put on two kilos(like over the holidays.) This is what scares me(plus THE REST,) about having knee surgery, not being active during the period of convalescence…His temperature swings remind me of when I had two bad malaria attacks NO FUN to say the least…Hope things improve and you’ve good medical advice while everything is healing…

  • #3986

    cat
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    Surgeon I saw a few years back said he’d do a total knee replacement once I reached 65(three weeks from now,) and the more I hear things like this, the more I might just put it off a bit….

  • #3944

    cat
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    Think yourself lucky – when I crushed my foot in a motorbike accident (to the extent I couldn’t put any weight on it whatsoever for over a week afterwards), the kind folk at Huddersfield HRI A&E told me they hadn’t got any crutches, and simply shrugged. Very helpful at 1am, and 25 miles away from home.

  • #4487

    cat
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    She can compete in Male races if she wants. She can also lower her testosterone and race in female or she can race a different distance.

  • #4485

    cat
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    Yes, and her wife claims they are heterosexual and not a lesbian couple!

  • #4483

    cat
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    Excellent excellent question!

  • #4424

    cat
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    Nice, Sounds like your son has a good creative concept of justice. My personal idea would be to include in their punishment a few night shifts with an ambulance crew picking up drunks around christmas time to show them really how hard it is for the NHS to sort out people without the extra hassle of having their vehicles smashed up.

    With the quality of the photos it shouldn’t be hard to identify the culprits.

  • #4406

    cat
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    Host broadcaster, I don’t think either BBC or ITV have much choice about the pictures they get. I suppose they could cut to the studio, but would probably require showing the game with a few seconds delay.

  • #4360

    cat
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    @pippy Maybe because football is the number one sport in over 100 countries, and rowing and track cycling are minor sports in about 15 countries.

    And anyway, English footballers don’t lack for passion, drive and guts. If they could win just by trying harder they would; it’s the skill, guile and composure they’re lacking.

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