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by AlaninWales
14 Jan 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 90
Views: 2173

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

The obvious example is the car driver momentarily visually compromised on a narrow road by an oncoming vehicle. 30 or 40 mph is not unreasonable in such a circumstance [...] I disagree vehemently and wish for any driver believing that to lose their licence ASAP (sorry PDQ). We absolutely must recal...
by AlaninWales
27 Dec 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32352

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Possibly due to racist comments like BR's above which are part of the narrative about working class people in Britain. "Give a dog a bad name" is a phrase which springs to mind. Is it true though? This attitude to British workers comes from all sides, but not least from members of the pre...
by AlaninWales
27 Dec 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32352

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

John, racists and people calling for a reduction in immigration are not exclusively from the Tory side as you are very well aware. Emily Thornbury's White Van Man is just as culpable and they are the people who are probably most adversely affected from what some of them have told me personally. The...
by AlaninWales
20 Dec 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorry pushes car on A40
Replies: 40
Views: 1953

Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

We recently visited the yard of a local heavy goods company and both drivers & cyclists learnt a lot about visibility or the lack of. From the cab,it was horrifying to see how large areas around the vehicle were invisible to the drivers, despite a variety of mirrors. Similarly it was revealing ...
by AlaninWales
19 Dec 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 405
Views: 198637

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

Just seen this on Pistonheads (yes, I know, I know) :lol: Crazy Anyone else seen this on the news today? Caught using helmet cam footage from a cyclist. https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/crime/ru... A police officer from that force on twitter said they send footage off to experts to calcula...
by AlaninWales
17 Dec 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 546
Views: 12603

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

bovlomov wrote:
AlaninWales wrote:Oh dear. When did I accuse you of anything?

Sorry! I misunderstood the 'you', and took it personally.

No problem, easy to do with such a contentious issue.
by AlaninWales
16 Dec 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 546
Views: 12603

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

The ones calling the 52% of voters stupid, racist and manipulated are the ones lacking empathy. Those telling the 52% of voters that their voice is being ignored by people who call them stupid are showing empathy and a willingness to understand (and use) the variety of reasons for that vote. Their ...
by AlaninWales
16 Dec 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 546
Views: 12603

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I do. Bad judgements caused by bad education, bad information and faulty thinking. I do. Spin doctors employed by sociopathic capitalists showed greater empathy* than pseudo-sympathetic socialists who would not understand anyone outside their social bubble. *Look up the definition. Empathy is not s...
by AlaninWales
13 Dec 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 546
Views: 12603

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

If anyone on here has an explanation of what really happened... I do. Bad judgements caused by bad education, bad information and faulty thinking. I do. Spin doctors employed by sociopathic capitalists showed greater empathy* than pseudo-sympathetic socialists who would not understand anyone outsid...
by AlaninWales
10 Dec 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do apostrophe's still matter?
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Do apostrophe's still matter?

Currently being irritated by the use of biweekly. As in biweekly meetings etc... Trying to correct it to the less ambiguous 'fortnightly' gets a complete lack of comprehension! Not aprostophes per se, but multiple generations without basic comprehension :twisted: .
by AlaninWales
1 Aug 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court confirms loophole in mobile phone driving law
Replies: 41
Views: 4620

Re: High Court confirms loophole in mobile phone driving law

https://www.pattersonlaw.co.uk/high-court-clarifies-law-on-mobile-phone-usage/ The conclusion is that the offence is not committed unless it is proved beyond reasonable doubt (by the Prosecution) that the phone was being used for an ‘interactive telecommunication function’ at the time of the allege...
by AlaninWales
17 Jul 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park
Replies: 63
Views: 9077

Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Rope will take around a year to decompose https://www.down2earthmaterials.ie/2013/02/14/decompose/ and some will take longer. During that time wrapped around a tree branch, it will restrict the tree's growth and damage the branch. The unsightly decomposing rope will be weaker than most expect and ma...
by AlaninWales
28 Jun 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14300

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Just had a similar incident on local estate roads. Riding back from morning swim & lady on phone walking towards me. She then steps into the road still on her phone. About 15m away I rang my Dutch 'ding dong' loudly and braked. She leapt about a foot in the air & apologised! Why do people h...
by AlaninWales
28 Jun 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 10491

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Recycled or reused? 'Festival tents' and 'pop up tents' are clearly not going to be good enough for living in and almost certainly unsaleable. They might get recycled, as in sold for scrap fabric (nylon) value, which is probably close to zero. A tent like your Silverstone example or the abandoned c...