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  1. I do understand this Mr Halibut. I'm qualified in this field - are you? I'm telling you that you cannot give them heroin to break the habit of heroin. You can give them a heroin substitute, like methadone, which is what is being done currently. Go find someone else to have your idiotic arguments with.
  2. Heroin in moderation is NOT even a thing . Although heroin addiction does not begin after just one use, as some people believe, the pleasurable feelings that it induces can motivate people to use it again. A physical and psychological dependence on heroin may actually take a while to set in, during which time the user will probably think that they have their use under control. However, as tolerance to the drug starts to go up, they will need to take more of it, and more frequently, to feel the same effects. For this reason, a heroin user is often already an addict before they even realise that there is a problem. I think you are intelligent enough to know this - but you obviously just like arguing with people, so we'll leave you to get on with that.
  3. The objective is to wean them off heroin, not give them more of it. This is why a heroin substitute is used on prescription - it's called methadone.
  4. I don't think anyone is saying there is? But I think that using a "specialist" garage for my Land Rover is better than using a non-specialist garage. The reason why I say that is because they are dealing 100% of the time with the same models and know what goes wrong and how to fix it. Let me give you an example... I took my Land Rover to a garage in Sheffield, fairly local to me, to get them to look at a fault. They aren't Land Rover specialists, but I knew the lads there and have taken my cars to them for years and they've always done a great job. They found the fault and fixed it - but it took them two or three days. The mechanic who worked on it said to me, "I'll be glad to see the back of that one!" He told me that it was a really difficult job to remove certain parts to be able to get to the bit he was trying to replace. In fact, he said he had to make a special tool to get in through a narrow gap to remove the parts. He said it was an absolute nightmare. Now, I know this kid, I've known him for years. He was recommended to me by another mate, who worked for the AA and is now doing fleet repairs for some big firms. He said that he was the best mechanic he'd come across in Sheffield, or anywhere else for that matter. That's why I started taking my cars there in the first place. And credit to him - he did fix my car - but he really struggled with it. Next time I took my car to DLS at Wirksworth and I was explaining how the mechanic in Sheffield had said it was a right struggle doing that job and getting access to the parts that needed replacing. The guy at DLS just laughed and said..."no, all you do is you have to remove the covers under the front wheel arch first, then you can get straight into it". That's what you are paying for when you go to a specialist garage - people with years and years of experience of working on those same models, who know the quick and easy way to fix things. I still take my cars to the non-specialist garage in Sheff for routine servicing or minor stuff, but if it's something more than that, especially with the Land Rover, I'll go to a specialist. As for "main dealers" I'd avoid totally.
  5. Thanks. Yes someone has kindly posted it below. I don't know why I find such things surprising, but I do. And I think it's really fantastic to see this kind of stuff. Although, I bet no one in Snowdonia is looking back the other way saying, "Ooh look! You can see Ringinglow from here!".
  6. Yes indeed. And I couldn't tell you what I'd have done had I been there. I might have intervened, I might have ran off. I've really no idea. I don't think intervening would make me a hero though, in the same way as I don't think running off would make me a coward.
  7. They were just little boys in men's bodies, racing each other, in their souped-up Japanese Subaru speedy cars. The guy who caused the crash is the Chairman of the international Subaru drivers club. He probably thought he was a good driver and that his car was a good car that could take bends at high speed without any problem. He was wrong. There was no mention of what speed the motorcyclist was approaching that bend, but at least he was on the right side of the road. Mr Subaru wasn't. Mortimer Road, in my opinion, is Sheffield's most beautiful road. It stretches from the A57 near Hollow Meadows, to the A616 near Midhopestones. It has some of the nicest scenery along its route, of any road around these parts. But, it can be perilous, or should I say, the people that use it can be perilous. It may seem like one is travelling on top of the world on empty open country road, but there is little room for error if you meet someone like Mr Subaru coming the other way. Mr Subaru is 41 years old. I think all young boys go through a phase when they think they are the world's greatest drivers and take unnecessary risks. But most of them grow out of it by the time they reach their late 20's or early 30's. Mr Subaru hasn't. That's the problem. I hope it will remain on his consciousness for the rest of his life that his reckless driving came very close to killing another human being.
  8. How we assess a situation and respond to it will be determined by a number of factors, not just what we are seeing unfold before us, but our past experiences, our personality type, our mood at the time, our physical ability to do so, and other things. In some cases a person may be willing to make a stand, in another case the same person may not be willing to. It's not as if there are a group of people who possess these moral virtues to stand up for others and some that don't. It really depends on the circumstances. I think owethemnowt's assessment is very sensible tbh. If you endanger yourself by intervening then you're probably not going to be much help in any case. That doesn't mean don't intervene, but I think you have to choose carefully how to do that in order to get the best outcome for your perceived victim as well as yourself.
  9. Thank you for this information. I didn't realise that there was a regulatory problem, but that makes sense. I think the franchising idea is an interesting one.
  10. Usually, good restaurants have standard operating procedures in place that have to be strictly followed and checks are regularly made to make sure they are. Even places like McDonald's have a process which every employee in every McDonald's worldwide has to follow to the letter. That's how they ensure they have a safe, consistent product. If a restaurant is operating without such "paperwork" in place then the customers cannot have any confidence in quality and hygiene. So I don't think we can just pass this off as being an administrative issue.
  11. This is an interesting suggestion. I wouldn't have thought to have gone there. Are you recommending it because it's local to you or have you tried a lot of different chip shops and recommend this as being one of the very best?
  12. Sounds like you've been spoiled there in France with the wine. I know it's fantastic value and I'm envious that you can get it so cheaply. I'm convinced the French - and a lot of others too - keep the best wines for themselves and export the lesser ones. Some years ago we visited the Black Forest area of Germany. I wasn't particularly looking forward to German wine, but they had some beauties and it wasn't just the Liebfraumilch, Piesporter, Riesling stuff. They had some good red wines too - I was quite surprised. Apparently those wines rarely leave Germany. I used to live in Romania and some of their red wines were very good, particularly a grape called Feteasca Neagra. This produces a very rich, full-bodied wine. I was back there a few weeks ago and regrettably it seems it has been "discovered" now. We used to pay about £2 a bottle for it - now it's more like £20 or more if consumed in a decent restaurant. We get some Romanian wines here in the UK now, but I don't think I've seen this particular grape. I must check it out.
  13. Yes it's still open - and it's called "Joe & Dolores at The Grill". And it's in "Dore" not "Sore" btw. It was previously known as "The Dore Grill" (same owners I think) - so I guess we are talking about the same place? Centre of the village, opposite the church, popular with over 65's, blue-rinse brigade, who like their vegetables boiled to death and their meat well done. It's like a Nissan Micra rally there most Sunday's. 😃 There is a mistake if you believe that the level of service is related to the food hygiene rating. But other than that, no...there's no mistake. That doesn't mean you won't find a meal there enjoyable or tasty, but you are taking a risk with your health eating there, that's what it means. It doesn't put me off, because I wouldn't consider going there in the first place. I've been once and found it exactly as I described in the first paragraph above. But if I was a regular diner, I'd seriously think twice about going again.
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