• Over the May Bank Holiday my back went into such spasms that I couldn’t get out of bed for 3 days, it seriously affected my sciatic nerve and my lower leg felt like it was on fire, as this eased off I was left with pain in my big toe, ankle and side of calf and numbness on the top of my foot (all on my right side) my back itself didn’t hurt too…[Read more]

  • The Russian attitude to treachery has been well established, it is viewed as the one unforgivable sin, they also have a proven record of assassinating/executing those guilty of it regardless of where and possible collateral damage – Litvinenko (some one I know had trace Polonium poisoning from being in the restaurant) , Litvinenko’s crime was…[Read more]

  • Aly replied to the topic Dawn Sturgess has died in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    My problem with blaming the Russians is I fail to see any motive ?

  • What will be the diplomatic consequences with Russia to this latest development, if any?

    Whatever we want them to be, irrespective of evidence. It may also depend on how much of a distraction the government thinks it might need in order to survive.

  • @neb Yes the evidence is circumstantial, but it fits a pattern: Choosing a means of killing that is designed to induce fear in the intended audience, a terror attack in its truest meaning. Novichok just is this year’s Polonium. It makes the authorship extremely clear, without actually proving anything. I assume, though, that the current two cases…[Read more]

  • goon replied to the topic Dawn Sturgess has died in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was alluding to the fact that our Government has already taken sanctions against Russia for what they described as an assassination attempt. We now have a murder investigation under way. What will be the diplomatic consequences with Russia to this latest development, if any?

  • Compare the strength of the evidence (at least that which would make it to court) in this case and the Litvinenko case. It seems likely to me the death of someone already beneath the contempt of this government will not change the already dire diplomatic situation. Trump’s blundering will pose the next major challenge if we still have a…[Read more]

  • neb replied to the topic Dawn Sturgess has died in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    Why do you need to see the nail holes? The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming.

    Nail holes are about as useful in terms of evidence as shouting repeatedly that Russia must have done it.

    There’s circumstantial evidence. (Skripal was a former Russian spy. Someone tried to kill him. Russia has said some stuff). All of which I suggest f…[Read more]

  • You’re overstating the case. Novichok became public knowledge in 1992. It has been synthesised outside of Russia.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novichok_agent

    In 2016, Iranian chemists synthesised five Novichok agents for analysis and produced detailed mass spectral data which was added to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical…[Read more]

  • goon replied to the topic Dawn Sturgess has died in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    There are only two credible explanations for the Salisbury attack. I) A State sponsored attempted assassination against a traitor to Russia. Given the death threats previously issued by Putin against traitors and the Russian State’s track record of assassinating people in foreign countries this is the more likely scenario; or 2) an assassination…[Read more]

  • neb replied to the topic Dawn Sturgess has died in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    What implications? You imply legal implications. Be specific.

    To date no actual evidence has been given to the public linking either attack to the Russian government.

    There is not – and likely can not be – any chemical signature linking this nerve agent to production by the Russian state.

    There is published work by scientists from a different…[Read more]

  • Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess has died. This has now become a murder investigation with all the implications that will have with the Russians. Bad news.

  • Madge Mock became a registered member 3 months, 3 weeks ago

  • It sounds like you have found practical alternatives to resolve the potential alcohol issue. I would suggest trying to substitute alcohol – think of something you like, that you know is very good for you, and you enjoy drinking. Then every time you crave alcohol instead insert this substitute. No idea what that would be for you, but perhaps a…[Read more]

  • I’ve been reading this thread with mixed thoughts and feelings about how to respond.

    You say that your parents give you money to save but you spend some of it and this has caused guilt. You now have a boiler problem and told your mother that you can’t pay to fix/repair it. It sounds like you are trying to have your metaphorical cake and eat/drink…[Read more]

  • Don’t worry about the boiler. you have until winter to sort it out before it becomes a massive issue. work out a plan to replace the money over the next few months. I’m sure your parents would forgive you if you told them you have a drinking issue. they may even help.

    You need to find something to obsess about which isn’t destructive in order to…[Read more]

  • Home

    Refer yourself to someone like the above, see if there is a centre nearby, get assessed and get help.

    I’ve done it after getting into a binge drinking habit last year that was going nowhere pleasant.

    I had sessions (once every 2 weeks) last year and am now T total and loving my life again. It will be unpleasant at…[Read more]

  • I’m sorry to hear about your situation, I hope it improves. I’m definitely in a position to prevent my situation getting worse. I need to stop drinking and then my problems with alcohol and money will be sorted. I need to go to AA or do a programme. I should pursue a more active recovery, rather than relying partly on willpower.

    I did buy a time…[Read more]

  • Far from expert advice here, and probably going to sound extremely unsympathetic….but.

    You don’t really sound like you have an alcohol or money problem.

    Maybe you will end up with both, but I don’t see that here.

    For some perspective:

    I have no income, ten grand of loan debt, two of overdraft, plus another 1.5 from various friends who I need…[Read more]

  • oh, and money.

    Work out your budget, ideally weekly, monthly maximum time. Aside from fixed costs (rent, direct debits) use cash only. So take out £200 (example) for the week, and that’s it. Much easier to budget that way.

  • Load More