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  #21  
Old April 19th 09, 03:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 13:27:06 +0100, "Simon Mason"
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The BMA also says it is bad for our health to consume more than two pints of
beer a day, which is tosh as well.


One of the more interesting points about this particular piece of work
is that it is deliberately based only on case-control studies, with
all conflicting evidence excluded. If they had adopted this policy in
respect of HRT and coronary heart disease then they would be advising
that HRT prevents heart disease. Luckily they investigated the
conflicting evidence and found that all the case-control studies had
similar confounding factors, leading to a conclusion which was wrong
in both magnitude and sign: the risk is actually slightly /increased/.

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Old April 19th 09, 03:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 19 Apr, 15:37, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:31:31 -0700 (PDT), francis

wrote:
Misleading subjectline corrected
Francis


Ditto :-)

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At the end of the day when the government decides that "something must
be done" , whose advice will they follow - the BMA or Guy Chapman?

We're dooomed
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Old April 19th 09, 04:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Simon Mason wrote:

"Andy Leighton" wrote in message
The initial figure was plucked out of the air in 1987 due to "a feeling
that you had to say something" according to Richard Smith a member of
Royal College of Physicians who was on the committee that came up with
the number. Googling alcohol "plucked out of the air" gets lots of
newspaper columns on this.


Well, I've drunk 100-120 units a week for 30 years, so I must be due to
die very soon!

Blimey, I couldn't do even a quarter of that and be a reasonable tester
too. I'm even more impressed (sort of!).

Roger Thorpe
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Old April 19th 09, 04:07 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Marc[_2_]
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Sir Jeremy wrote:
On 19 Apr, 15:37, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
wrote:
On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:31:31 -0700 (PDT), francis

wrote:
Misleading subjectline corrected
Francis

Ditto :-)

Guy
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At the end of the day when the government decides that "something must
be done" , whose advice will they follow - the BMA or Guy Chapman?

We're dooomed


And again I would like to understand why anyone pays that much
attention to body technicians?
If I want to know how to cycle safely, I consult a cycling coach, not a
cycle mechanic.
If I want to know how to drive safely I consult a driving instructor,
not a panel beater.
If I want to know how to fly safely I consult a flying instructor , not
a Queen Mary driver

Why then are Doctors presumed to know something about the physics of
accidents just because they are there to glue the body back together?



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Old April 19th 09, 04:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Roger Thorpe" wrote in message
Well, I've drunk 100-120 units a week for 30 years, so I must be due to
die very soon!

Blimey, I couldn't do even a quarter of that and be a reasonable tester
too. I'm even more impressed (sort of!).


Well, it's not something to boast about really! I never touch wine or
spirits and can get on the road every day at 6-00am, so it doesn't do me
much harm. Come to think of it, I've cut down a lot. In my 20's I'd have 10
pints of beer a day (3 at dinner) and now I might have 5-6 every evening, so
I've slowed down in my old age.


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Old April 19th 09, 04:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Sir Jeremy wrote:
On 19 Apr, 15:37, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
wrote:
On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:31:31 -0700 (PDT), francis

wrote:
Misleading subjectline corrected
Francis

Ditto :-)

Guy
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simple, neat and wrong" - HL Mencken

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At the end of the day when the government decides that "something must
be done" , whose advice will they follow - the BMA or Guy Chapman?

We're dooomed

They are going to follow Chapman.

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Old April 19th 09, 04:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
judith smith
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:31:46 +0100, "Simon Mason"
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"Andy Leighton" wrote in message
The initial figure was plucked out of the air in 1987 due to "a feeling
that you had to say something" according to Richard Smith a member of
Royal College of Physicians who was on the committee that came up with
the number. Googling alcohol "plucked out of the air" gets lots of
newspaper columns on this.


Well, I've drunk 100-120 units a week for 30 years, so I must be due to die
very soon!



How do you make up this 100/120 units a week - if you don't mind me
asking?


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"Primary position" the middle of a traffic lane. To take the "primary position" : to ride a bike in the middle of the lane in order to obstruct other road vehicles from overtaking.

A term invented by and used by psycholists and not recognised in the Highway Code.


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Old April 19th 09, 04:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Marc[_2_]
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Tony Dragon wrote:
Sir Jeremy wrote:
On 19 Apr, 15:37, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
wrote:
On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:31:31 -0700 (PDT), francis

wrote:
Misleading subjectline corrected
Francis
Ditto :-)

Guy
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"To every complex problem there is a solution which is
simple, neat and wrong" - HL Mencken

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At the end of the day when the government decides that "something must
be done" , whose advice will they follow - the BMA or Guy Chapman?

We're dooomed

They are going to follow Chapman.


Is his advice cheaper?
  #29  
Old April 19th 09, 04:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:12:13 +0100, "OG"
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Misleading subjectline corrected



That was very clever - does it serve a purpose?


What's OG - own goal?


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"Primary position" the middle of a traffic lane. To take the "primary position" : to ride a bike in the middle of the lane in order to obstruct other road vehicles from overtaking.

A term invented by and used by psycholists and not recognised in the Highway Code.


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Old April 19th 09, 04:20 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:37:14 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
wrote:

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:31:31 -0700 (PDT), francis
wrote:

Misleading subjectline corrected
Francis


Ditto :-)

Gu



Well done Guy - very mature.


Excellent- I just love it when the children have to throw their toys
out of the pram.

Have you any suggestions for the next clarification?




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I encourage my children to wear helmets. (Guy Chapman)
I have never said that I encourage my children to wear helmets. (Guy
Chapman)
I would challenge judith to find the place where I said I encourage
my children to wear helmets. (Guy Chapman)
I pointed out the web page
He then quickly changed the web page - but "forgot" to change the date
of last amendment so it looked like the change had been there for
years.

 




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