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by AlaninWales
28 Sep 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 848
Views: 34715

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

I note that you haven't actually suggested an acceptable alternative that conveys the same meaning as "stranded in mid-Channel". Our language is very rich in different words with different shades of meaning which could convey more about the particular circumstances of the ferry's problem....
by AlaninWales
16 Sep 2020, 4:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black cyclists targeted
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Black cyclists targeted

If the cyclist in question has broken the law, then the Police should charge him for the specific offence. Searching him for drugs on the pretence that “he smells of cannabis” just reinforces the tired stereotype that all young black males are drug dealers and drives a wedge between the police and ...
by AlaninWales
16 Sep 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black cyclists targeted
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Black cyclists targeted

If the cyclist in question has broken the law, then the Police should charge him for the specific offence. Searching him for drugs on the pretence that “he smells of cannabis” just reinforces the tired stereotype that all young black males are drug dealers and drives a wedge between the police and ...
by AlaninWales
29 Jul 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4876

Re: Highway Code revision - hierarchy of road users

A couple of issues with the new wording, which in some cases, the consultation doesn't seem to give opportunity to challenge: >Rule 66 update recognises that "When riding in larger groups on narrow lanes, it is sometimes safer to ride two abreast", but does not recognise that on ordinary r...
by AlaninWales
15 Jun 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Given the recent prominence of police killing a handcuffed black man, people are saying that a black man was justifiably killed because he resisted being handcuffed?


WTFlip?
by AlaninWales
10 Jun 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Y’all: Don’t loot Target because someone has to pay for that :( . The CEO of Target: I completely support the protests and am literally a billionaire. I could rebuild those stores ten times over. Y’all: OK, well it’s not fair bc what about Lee Rigby? Lee Rigby’s family: We do not support the use of ...
by AlaninWales
9 Jun 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

If only these social justice warriors had looked a bit closer at the criminal history of George Floyd, they may not have been so quick to start rioting. The fact that he had timed served for offences was an excuse that justifies murdering him? Or invalidates protests against this murder as a contin...
by AlaninWales
9 Jun 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

And with a statue all you have to do is relocate it to a museum with a new plaque explaining its history and context. The Colston one, ideally will be left with any damage or graffiti as part of its story. The original site should be occupied with something to celebrate something or someone the com...
by AlaninWales
8 Jun 2020, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

some interesting "facts" about slavery ( not quite truths but never the less surprising) https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/facts-about-slavery/ and about slavery in Africa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Africa those bad bad europeans invented it didnt they? It's interesting that...
by AlaninWales
5 Jun 2020, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Face Coverings now Compulsory
Replies: 99
Views: 2132

Re: Face Coverings now Compulsory

Mick F wrote:The problem with making something compulsory, is that there won't be a standard.

Just fit a big sock over your head or wear a balaclava?

Define "face covering".

Anything that makes you look like a letter box? ;)
by AlaninWales
29 May 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: covid and camping
Replies: 74
Views: 3188

Re: covid and camping

"Regulation 6(1) is amended to put beyond doubt that a person commits an offence if they remain outside of the place where they are living without reasonable excuse, having left it for a permitted reason." Jonathan tell cummings (yes I'm angry) from that report: "Supt Sarah Jackson s...
by AlaninWales
21 May 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21573

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Get ready for Lockdown II, the sequel, starring Boris "the liar" Johnson and Trump "the Dettol Injector", coming to your screens, soon. Sign up to Netflix or Amazon Prime. This is a blockbuster you would like to miss? any one with any sense knew that shielding people achieved li...
by AlaninWales
19 May 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21573

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Err,no what gave you that idea? :? Because it did look like you were decrying the idea of "herd immunity"? Yet the establishment of a herd immunity is precisely what is being aimed at when we vaccinate as a program to eliminate diseases from the human population and is the basis of why we...
by AlaninWales
19 May 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21573

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Agreed. "Herd immunity" absolutely applies to human populations, it is how vaccines work to prevent many diseases spreading. Are you two claiming here that the anti-vaxers are right? Err,no what gave you that idea? :? Because it did look like you were decrying the idea of "herd immun...
by AlaninWales
19 May 2020, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21573

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

It’s nice to hear the term ‘herd immunity’ it’s a zoological / farming term, applied to how viruses propagate in groups of animals. Humans are a lot more complicated, herd immunity may not actually ever happen in human populations. As long as people realise that the virus is in charge of this situa...