ricky

active 2 weeks, 4 days ago
active 2 weeks, 4 days ago
  • The advanced democracy that brought the world Donald Trump and all he stands for, for instance ?

  • ricky started the topic Old vs new boilers in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Every year I ger round to thinking about upgrading the boiler. We have a standard hot water tank in the airing cupboard/ cold water tank in the attic/ radiator system fired by a 20 year old (plus) gas boiler.

    Obviously a sexy new condensing boiler would use less gas which is a given.

    However our old boiler chugs on and on and on without needing…[Read more]

  • This youtuber has conclusive proof the world is flat.

    The link is NOT work safe because the commentator uses passionate language that may offend, to prove his superior argument.

    Peace

  • ricky replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Funnily enough we were discussing this firm as I drove her back to college for the start of term (Oh the fun we have together ;-)).

    Bemusement basically that a business apparently bent on turning the population away from healthy eating should be so far ahead on certain ethical fronts.

    For her Iceland encapsulates a real dilemma. Does she achieve…[Read more]

  • ricky replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    My daughter is heavily into environmental campaigning (for now), and she’s doing her best to make her old dad invest for the common good and not just his pension. He’s very happy to do so but it’s bloody hard to find investments that satisfy all the criteria and make an acceptable return. Alternative energy is a structural shift in the global…[Read more]

  • ricky replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    The Ethical Pension Fund offered by NEST for their Workplace Pension includes Nestle. Nestle aren’t high on my list of ethical companies!

    A portfolio of “green” stocks will often contain several oil companies on grounds that they are doing more than rivals to constrain their impact, even if coming from an environmentally disastrous starting…[Read more]

  • ricky replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I’ve been looking very hard at investing for social impact lately and the Triodos model is quite interesting. I don’t however think any comparison is valid without considering alternative factors such as the security of your deposits and the prevailing rates of interest. It’s not very comforting to me to know that my money isn’t protected by UK…[Read more]

  • I believe for a small fee the MIB (Motor Insurance Bureau) will give you the insurance details if the car is insured (as you mentioned road legal) You can then contact his insurer and tell them the vehicle is abandoned. They will contact their policy holder as it would be a violation of most policy terms. Apart from anything else they are probably…[Read more]

  • ricky posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Smith should have been remembered as a really good batter but now he will be remembered not only as a cheat but a bully who got a young inexperienced player to do the dirty work.

  • ricky posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Well Smith and Warner have been stood down from their captain/VC roles a few hours ago, so that’s a start. I don’t think pulling them out of the current game, with two days play remaining, is realistic.

    Going by the media and public comments on articles here right now (Sunday evening AEST) there is pretty much no sympathy for them at all – it’s…[Read more]

  • Vodafone claim to user the same cable infrastructure as virgin, cheaper too.

  • Of course they exist, ask any red necked yank who’s been probed.
    Or is that down to excessive methanol consumption?

  • ricky replied to the topic How to grow taller? in the forum Health 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    5 ft 6 in is small relative to population average, but in absolutely no way pathologically so. No orthopaedic surgeon would (or at least should) offer corrective surgery for cosmetic/psychological reasons.

    My recommendation to the OP would be to either learn to accept looking how they are, or alternatively putting on some muscle, especially in…[Read more]

  • I have suffered from really bad foot pain over the years but I’ve had some good results ankle and foot wise with therapeutic ultrasound.

  • ricky replied to the topic Cataract Surgery in the forum Health 5 months ago

    Best of luck. Most people are surprised by how quick and easy the whole thing is.

    Had my right eye done a month ago. Doesn’t hurt, over before you know it, you get a nice clear eyepatch to go home in, which you only wear to sleep in for the first week. Eye drops 4x per day for 3 weeks. I was driving two days later, playing golf a week after t…[Read more]