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by sandymere
September 1st, 2014, 3:17 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: When Did you realize you were old?
Replies: 38
Views: 6507

Re: When Did you realize you were old?

Just remember we were there yesterday! :D
by sandymere
September 1st, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Makes you think, doesn't it?
Replies: 18
Views: 4165

Re: Makes you think, doesn't it?

A little left field but…..Yellowhammers, as a kid we took the call “a little bit of bread but no cheese” for granted, it along with chirring Corn Buntings where the sound of summer a ubiquitous background to my childhood. Alas for much of Britain now more like hen’s teeth than everyday birds.
by sandymere
August 26th, 2014, 12:45 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Homeopathy
Replies: 1207
Views: 193977

Re: Homeopathy

“It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
by sandymere
July 21st, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Come the Revolution...
Replies: 54
Views: 9029

Re: Come the Revolution...

I'd ban people who say "it can't do any harm" and extendable dog leads.
by sandymere
July 17th, 2014, 3:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Replies: 41
Views: 7278

Re: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

" (including restrictions on GMOs)"


I'm a socialist supporter of GMO's and now feel lost :laughter:
by sandymere
July 16th, 2014, 3:56 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Is organic better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Is organic better?

Shame they don't test for the levels of "organic pesticides " I expect organic pesticides are safe, I mean just cause they are largely uncontrolled and untested whilst being used to kill things!!!! http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~lhom/organictext.html edit to add, good old Derris dust the organics favo...
by sandymere
July 11th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Is organic better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Is organic better?

Short on time but an example from the link "Multiple comparisons: The authors have carried out a large number of comparisons, only some of which are presented in the main part of the paper. This leads to an increased likelihood of obtaining “false-positives”- in other words, the more differences you...
by sandymere
July 11th, 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Is organic better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Is organic better?

Looks rather as though they had set out to prove something rather than find something out.

thats easy but not valid :)
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by sandymere
June 11th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Is there a funny pics thread?
Replies: 705
Views: 110840

Re: Is there a funny pics thread?

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by sandymere
June 10th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The ages of man (and woman of course!)
Replies: 20
Views: 1494

Re: The ages of man (and woman of course!)

If the "new medication " is not a pain killer then keep in mind analgesia works better if taken regularly, Non steroidal meds may not be a good idea on warfarin but paracetamol is ok for most. Pain equals stress and stress has a negative effect on healing so take pain killers to reduce the pain, inf...
by sandymere
March 7th, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Nightingale Collaboration
Replies: 416
Views: 60797

Re: The Nightingale Collaboration

Just done my first one, not as bad as I thought, I admit I picked an easy one to cut my teeth on and do a little for the pet owners out there.
http://www.dorwest.com/Catalogue/Homoeopathic-Remedies

Next I'm off to look at a woman in Bideford who offers many wonderful "therapies" on her web site.
by sandymere
March 4th, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 124103

Re: Complementary therapies

Nick wrote:When granddad was ill, we tried smearing his back with grease, but he just went downhill very quickly.....
That made me LOL for real, just wasn't expecting it but a slightly wicked sense of humor keeps a nurse sane.
by sandymere
February 23rd, 2011, 4:28 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Natural World
Replies: 610
Views: 77066

Re: The Natural World

Having no hair enabled our cooling system to be extremely effective which was necessary in Africa but a draw back as we went north.
by sandymere
January 27th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 87339

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

The first forum I joined a good few years ago was to do with camping in France, which I love. Anaconda was the name of the first tent we owned. Considering what an anaconda is, er, what shape was this 'ere tent then? Well suited to tall people one would expect :pointlaugh: . Back to why a particula...
by sandymere
January 21st, 2011, 12:39 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Homeopathy
Replies: 1207
Views: 193977

Re: Homeopathy

I used to be pretty ambivalent about homeopathy, but the rampant bullshit that homeopaths insist on pushing on people has left me decidedly opinionated. At present I am sorely tempted to write a spoof homeopathic paper and see if it gets accepted for publication by one of the Alt Med journals. In f...
by sandymere
January 20th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Interesting stuff
Replies: 120
Views: 9105

Re: Interesting stuff

Both hinge joints, a little move movement in the elbow, some muscle, tendon etc differences but not really a great deal of variance in comparison to say the hip joint.
by sandymere
January 19th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Homeopathy
Replies: 1207
Views: 193977

Re: Homeopathy

Lordy! http://www.homeopathyandmore.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=228 "Symptoms aggravate in the sun, by warmth, by movements and by alcohol. Open air and cold ameliorate, as well as vomiting." (Anja Heij) Vomiting! at last the answer! Small scenario using thier description of symptoms. Ambulance arrive...
by sandymere
January 10th, 2011, 1:57 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Vitamin supplements and diet programmes
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: Vitamin supplements and diet programmes

Gurdur. If you live in the UK and have been diagnosed with a malabsobtion condition, I am astounded that you have never seen a dietician (and as Alan has said, I'm not talking about so-called nutritionists). A dietician is qualified to advise (and prescribe) food suppliments. GPs are definatly NOT ...