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by Edmo
23 Sep 2012, 12:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Yes in my opinion this country has had it. Just one example. ....... In my opinion Knighthoods have been devalued. Well, considering that knighthoods were originally handed out based upon how much power you had, whether you came from the right family, and whether or not you supported our unelected ...
by Edmo
21 Sep 2012, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

I bury my head in the sand on this one I bury my head in my hands. Notwithstanding the appalling grammar, spelling and syntax errors posted above by those who claim to be some part of the education system, the wretched, prejudiced views put forward suggest we should not be surprised if sizeable num...
by Edmo
20 Sep 2012, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Choose one. What you're saying is, that in the attempt to help folk who may not want to be helped, the majority should suffer. I'm still not sure why/how the education system is at fault. No responsibility on the pupils and their families. 1. No, I'm questioning how exactly the proposed solution wo...
by Edmo
20 Sep 2012, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Put all of the Johny Badboys in the one class. It might seem like a borstal, but at least it wouldn't mess up the classes with those willing pupils. Why should the Johny Badboys drag the rest down? They simply shouldn't be allowed to. Given that my middle school (where streaming first happened) had...
by Edmo
20 Sep 2012, 2:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

I understand there has been some success with programs where youngsters charged with taking away and driving without permission have been taught car mechanics. They restore and set up a car then get the chance to drive it on a track. Which I would have LOVED to have done when I were a lad. But then...
by Edmo
20 Sep 2012, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Upon starting school here, it became clear that far more time was spent on the less able - not really less able, but less interested, which really wasn’t their fault, as they were brought up in a home environment where their parents didn’t care, and didn’t teach them the value of being educated. I ...
by Edmo
20 Sep 2012, 12:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Vorpal, the certain level of reading and writing (and numeracy) you talk about isn’t all that high up here. I meet many folk – not all teenagers, who can barely function in regard to literacy and numeracy. I’ve read in this thread about how the education system fails pupils. I’m convinced that the o...
by Edmo
19 Sep 2012, 10:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

I fear that in hazing the lines between those who are mealy institutionalised to living off benefits (due to failings in the education system, the projection of false expectations, and so on), and those who have turned to crime, you really run the risk of insulting many, not to mention sounding som...
by Edmo
19 Sep 2012, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

If you are trying to paint the '50s as some idyllic time of wonderful social cohesion and progressive society then I'm afraid I'm not going to buy it. It's all swings and roundabouts - as one aspect of society devolves and other evolves. In the 1950s we saw no wanton vandalism or disrespect for one...
by Edmo
19 Sep 2012, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Britain is awash with folk who want the government, local or national, to look after them, but to contribute nothing in return That would be nearly every merchant bank, then? It cost about a hundred billion to keep them afloat over the last few years - which dwarfs the entire social security budget...
by Edmo
18 Sep 2012, 8:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: Has this country had it

Unfortunately the comments suggesting economic decline is in someway related to this sort of thing hit the nail on the head. It's not difficult to imagine someone excluded from society raging against that society; and it's never those responsible who pay the price, as this poor chap did. Without wi...
by Edmo
13 Sep 2012, 8:51am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Fitting a trekking bar
Replies: 6
Views: 20847

Re: Fitting a trekking bar

Thanks, Malconotus and Erudin. Again, something else (the stem) I hadn't really taken into account. Even with cost of a stem added to the trekking bars, it still works out less than the Ergon grips I bought for a previous bike - and I'll have more space for lights. Thanks again.
by Edmo
12 Sep 2012, 11:24pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Fitting a trekking bar
Replies: 6
Views: 20847

Re: Fitting a trekking bar

Hondated, Meic, not sure why I thought first of the shim, but I suppose that a new stem would be more sensible. I'll get one, then, hopefully the new bars will help keep the hand discomfort at bay. Thanks for your replies.
by Edmo
12 Sep 2012, 5:43pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Fitting a trekking bar
Replies: 6
Views: 20847

Fitting a trekking bar

I want to fit trekking handlebars, which have a 25.4mm diameter, but the stem on my Genesis MTB is 31mm(?). Anyone know if shims are available> If so, are they safe? Hope someone can advise. Ta
by Edmo
1 Jun 2012, 9:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG failed
Replies: 9
Views: 13419

Re: LEJOG failed

Thanks, Ferrit Worrier. I've appreciated the encouraging remarks. I decided to heed advice and miss out on Cadbury. Also, next time I'd spend a couple of days near Land's End before setting off. Just unwind a bit, as the busy train, getting from Penzance to Land's End to spend overnight, left me a w...