• Fi posted a new activity comment 11 months, 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 become far too risky to be tenable.

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 1 year 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?

    • donna replied 1 year ago

      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 event that has been in the media since seemingly forever yet there is no public outrage in the UK or on a global stage.

      Also Qatar isn’t exactly on best terms with its Arab neighbours. Does money really trump all?

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    If funding is there to ‘buy’ medals, the Norwegians are 16 times better at it than us …

  • Fi posted a new activity comment 1 year 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.

    • jess replied 1 year ago

      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 multiplied dramatically – I have no reason to believe that it isn’t any different in every sport that gets funding.

      The greedy follow the money.

  • 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 independent woman you are likely to come across. I also had friends when younger where he didn’t make a move unless she told him to. When I asked him why he put up with it, he said ‘have you thought that maybe I like it?’. He enjoyed the total lack of responsibility.

    Room for all sorts, I think, people just need to find their match.

  • 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 lecherous millionaires showing off to each other tip really well.

  • Fi replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 1 year, 1 month 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 seasons we need them to hit certain weight gains at different ages. if they don’t hit those weights their heats are often delayed.if they do hit targets they are often ready to be bred quite young. Weight seems to be massively influential to them.

    Humans are still biologically… just another animal.

    My hypothesis is that being heavier consistently throughout childhood and as a result their bodies are reaching biologically adult weights…[Read more]

  • Fi replied to the topic How to treat ankle pain? in the forum Health 1 year, 2 months 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, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone’s knee or try to steal a kiss”.