London Transport (uk.transport.london) Discussion of all forms of transport in London.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old August 25th 16, 07:26 AM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Nov 2014
Posts: 284
Default Paddington derailment driver 'had fasted 16 hours'

On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36:52 +0100, "NY" wrote:

"e27002 aurora" wrote in message
.. .
Usually it is also a liquid fast. But, it is only 24 hours.


"Only" 24 hours? I'd find it very difficult to go without a glass of water
(or a cup of coffee or some sort of liquid) every couple of hours.

Going without food you can last a bit longer, though on the few occasions
I've had to fast before an operation I've been *ravenous* by the time I'm
taken to theatre and my throat has been so parched it's sore. At least some
hospitals will allow you to swill out your mouth with water during the
fasting period as long as you promise not to swallow (!).

As someone for whom religion (in the sense of worship, praise, belief and
following rituals) means nothing, I can't see the motivation for doing
anything that is unpleasant simply to conform to a religious rule.


In doing, one understands. Peoples have holidays, high days,
commemorations which unite them and remind them of who they are. To
take one example, Tisha B'av (9th day of the month Av) is a day of
mourning. Jewish people remember the destruction of the Temple,
Jerusalem and being scattered among the nations.

Those United States have holidays like July 4 and Thanksgiving which
remind Americans of their history and cement our unity.

The components of the United Kingdom similarly have high days and
holidays which reminds its peoples of their history and cement them as
communities. e.g. Scottish Hogmanay, English Guy Fawkes night, etc.



  #2   Report Post  
Old August 25th 16, 07:41 AM posted to uk.transport.london,uk.railway
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,990
Default Paddington derailment driver 'had fasted 16 hours'

e27002 aurora wrote:
On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36:52 +0100, "NY" wrote:

"e27002 aurora" wrote in message
...
Usually it is also a liquid fast. But, it is only 24 hours.


"Only" 24 hours? I'd find it very difficult to go without a glass of water
(or a cup of coffee or some sort of liquid) every couple of hours.

Going without food you can last a bit longer, though on the few occasions
I've had to fast before an operation I've been *ravenous* by the time I'm
taken to theatre and my throat has been so parched it's sore. At least some
hospitals will allow you to swill out your mouth with water during the
fasting period as long as you promise not to swallow (!).

As someone for whom religion (in the sense of worship, praise, belief and
following rituals) means nothing, I can't see the motivation for doing
anything that is unpleasant simply to conform to a religious rule.


In doing, one understands. Peoples have holidays, high days,
commemorations which unite them and remind them of who they are. To
take one example, Tisha B'av (9th day of the month Av) is a day of
mourning. Jewish people remember the destruction of the Temple,
Jerusalem and being scattered among the nations.

Those United States have holidays like July 4 and Thanksgiving which
remind Americans of their history and cement our unity.

The components of the United Kingdom similarly have high days and
holidays which reminds its peoples of their history and cement them as
communities. e.g. Scottish Hogmanay, English Guy Fawkes night, etc.


Most of those seem to involve (lots of) extra eating and drinking, not
fasting.

  #3   Report Post  
Old August 26th 16, 03:17 AM posted to uk.transport.london,uk.railway
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2012
Posts: 498
Default Paddington derailment driver 'had fasted 16 hours'

On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:41:22 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
wrote:

e27002 aurora wrote:
On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36:52 +0100, "NY" wrote:

"e27002 aurora" wrote in message
...
Usually it is also a liquid fast. But, it is only 24 hours.

"Only" 24 hours? I'd find it very difficult to go without a glass of water
(or a cup of coffee or some sort of liquid) every couple of hours.

Going without food you can last a bit longer, though on the few occasions
I've had to fast before an operation I've been *ravenous* by the time I'm
taken to theatre and my throat has been so parched it's sore. At least some
hospitals will allow you to swill out your mouth with water during the
fasting period as long as you promise not to swallow (!).

As someone for whom religion (in the sense of worship, praise, belief and
following rituals) means nothing, I can't see the motivation for doing
anything that is unpleasant simply to conform to a religious rule.


In doing, one understands. Peoples have holidays, high days,
commemorations which unite them and remind them of who they are. To
take one example, Tisha B'av (9th day of the month Av) is a day of
mourning. Jewish people remember the destruction of the Temple,
Jerusalem and being scattered among the nations.

Those United States have holidays like July 4 and Thanksgiving which
remind Americans of their history and cement our unity.

The components of the United Kingdom similarly have high days and
holidays which reminds its peoples of their history and cement them as
communities. e.g. Scottish Hogmanay,


Hogmanay isn't a holiday; the holidays then are 1st and 2nd of January
(or as adjusted when a weekend gets in the way).

English Guy Fawkes night,

Hardly a high day or holiday, just an excuse for an inconsiderate
minority to cause noise pollution in the evening (and every ****ing
evening for the preceding month).

etc.

Most of those seem to involve (lots of) extra eating and drinking, not
fasting.

  #4   Report Post  
Old August 26th 16, 05:58 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: May 2007
Posts: 1,139
Default Paddington derailment driver 'had fasted 16 hours'

On Friday, 26 August 2016 04:17:49 UTC+1, Charles Ellson wrote:

English Guy Fawkes night,


Hardly a high day or holiday, just an excuse for an inconsiderate
minority to cause noise pollution in the evening (and every ****ing
evening for the preceding month).


You don't get that many fireworks on the run-in nowadays. Especially now that October and November are part of the Christmas season.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone had any luck reporting street faults on websites? John Rowland London Transport 7 January 17th 09 11:06 PM
Has Anyone Here Had A Unpleasant Experience On The Underground? Miss Prism London Transport 3 October 16th 07 08:31 PM
Ever had one of those weeks...? Solar Penguin London Transport 11 October 17th 04 03:28 PM
Paddington Bear at Paddington Station Bob Martin London Transport 11 July 22nd 04 04:41 PM
And you thought it was just London that had problems ... Ed Crowley London Transport 10 August 12th 03 10:52 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 London Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about London Transport"

 

Copyright © 2017