• There are quite a few companies that rent them which might be worthwhile in case you get bored with it. I think they usually give you a discount if you decide to buy.

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Not yet at tipping point but if large swathes of the agricultural sector keep shovelling tens of thousands of tonnes of ABs into the food chain every year, we’ll soon get there.

    When it happens we’ll have a lot more than STI’s and chest infections to worry about. For a start lots of cancer treatments and many types of elective surgery will…[Read more]

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Why focus on the world cup? This is how the construction industry works in most of the world, so why cherry pick the world cup for your concern instead of all construction?

    • The same could be said for the consumerists of the world in general. Why for example do people have such a Hard-on for taking down Oxfam. Yes, obscene things were done to extremely vulnerable people in the name of charity.

      Oxfam, on the whole try their best to do good in the world, but public opinion went for the jugular. Here we have an…[Read more]

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    If funding is there to ‘buy’ medals, the Norwegians are 16 times better at it than us …
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43167215

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I worked with a Winter Olympic sportsman. He spent the winter six months a year living out of the back of a 15 year old van going from event to event. I think his funding covered travel costs, but that was about all.

    • 28+ million pounds – Some cream off a hell of a lot of money. Some people get a good living from what is dished out, but that doesn’t mean everybody does, or even those that deserve/need it do.

      Maybe someone needs to look at who actually gets what. I do know that the number of (questionably needed) people at head office for athletics has…[Read more]

  • Surely there’s a spectrum? I’ve met several men, including my own brother, who can’t sustain a relationship with an equal, and have to be able to guide/teach/help the other party in some way, ie that she must always be in some way or another either inferior or dependant. Then there are men like my OH, married for 40 years to one of the most…[Read more]

  • He was employing things called “irony” and “black humour”

    Spot on.

    There are WAY too many people who don’t get irony and black humour. If they ever read texts or overheard me and my mates at the wall we would never get employed!

  • Pretty obviously most of them are doing it for the money because most people on an agency list as a hostess won’t be on their first job. They know the gig is something closer to strippers/lap dancers than waitresses when the boss specifies what color of underwear to wear and pays them well over the odds. They also know that a bunch of drunk…[Read more]

  • Fi replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 4 months ago

    Id be much more suspicious that it is due to childhood obesity. I had an earlier period then many of my friends because I was a heavy child despite my parents efforts. One of my friends who was always slim to underweight was the slowest to have a period(late teens)

    For example I keep horses and in order to get a heifer calf ready for breeding…[Read more]

  • Fi replied to the topic How to treat ankle pain? in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    Its possibly your action causing a slight sprain each time you exercise it- I’d go to a doctor for a referral to a biomechanics department- as well as physio.

  • “Flirting is not a crime” says French actor Catherine Deneuve, “but rape is”.

    She and 100 female French writers,performers and academics have hit out at the “wave of Puritanism” which has been sparked by the Harvey Weinstein allegations, saying that men should be free to try and seduce women, and “hit on them”. Men “are being punished summarily,…[Read more]