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by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet

I think ground sheets( built into tents) are misunderstood. I dont think, today, they are meant as a floor to keep out water etc but just to seal a tent so that you dont get any draughts or ground creepy crawlies? Unless you have an old fashioned canvas tent which came with a very tough rubberised b...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 164
Views: 13467

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

more on the thought police article But while the High Court ruled that Humberside Police had acted unlawfully when they turned up at my work, the court also said that the policing guidance used by forces across the UK, which defines a hate crime as ‘any non-crime incident which is perceived, by the ...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 56983

Re: TV licensing...

It's always good to have some cheerful news to report, such as the news that wages, after stripping out the effect of inflation, have finally squeaked above their level in March 2008. In other words, your wage can finally buy a little bit more than it could before the banking crisis. So let's celeb...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 56983

Re: TV licensing...

..... If the BBC licence fee is for all broadcast live material then surely they should be handing over of a portion of it to the other broadcasting firms? Which would enable a more diverse range of less profitable programs to be created through a broader range of companies. Of course the BBC might...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17641

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

There to confirm Johnson's prejudices perhaps? It seems Sabisky has been repeatedly expressing his abhorrent views all over the place (talks, publications, blog comments, Social Media, etc.) so any background checks would have highlighted those views so one has to assume that those views were accep...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

I should think e-scooter riders will face danger if they're mixing in with traffic. One thing that worries me is that people are already saying e-scooter users will HAVE to wear helmets, and that could re-enforce the (IMHO wrong) opinion that cyclist should also. There's no aspect of e-scooter use ...
by mercalia
18 Feb 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

Be careful what you suggest lest it comes true with you getting caught out and ending up in prison till your end of days. Prison is a barbaric removal of human potential from society. For once in our nation's existence I would like to see real attempts at human rehabilitation not human storage in p...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

I've met two people who have taken lives. One was a 15 or 16 year old classmate out on police bail for manslaughter. A grammar school kid who joined my independent grammar school on a full fees scholarship that very year on account of his excellent school results in a standard comprehensive in a to...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Streatham Terrorist Attack Public Meeting Notification
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Streatham Terrorist Attack Public Meeting Notification

Dont reply to this thread so I can delete it later Notification for any one who is interested to a meeting at T he Hideway, Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, SW16 2BF Wednesday 19th Feb ( this week ) 7.30pm - 9pm, doors open 7pm WP_20200217_17_51_05_Pro - Copy - Copy.jpg The thing I didnt realise is that ...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 56983

Re: TV licensing...

Hi MickF, Your "Stick it where the sun doesn't shine" shocks me to the point of embarrassment :oops: :oops: :oops: , no sitting on the fence with that stance! As a young old man the chance of you being in a position to get a free Tax Licence for TV when you reach 75 start at vestigial and...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

Be careful what you suggest lest it comes true with you getting caught out and ending up in prison till your end of days. Prison is a barbaric removal of human potential from society. For once in our nation's existence I would like to see real attempts at human rehabilitation not human storage in p...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

It seems to me these people will never reform. They will just get out after serving half their sentences and carry on? ( or even just continue ) Maybe they need to be given life sentences so only let out on license and then can be recalled easily without wasting more court time over new convictions...
by mercalia
17 Feb 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Prison Sentences

This story about a sleepy town in Devon got me wondering about prison sentences https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/16/hell-on-sea-dawlish-drugs-gang-geordies?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0yMDAyMTc%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_email&utm...
by mercalia
16 Feb 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 82
Views: 1786

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

. As the owner of a single bike the concept of owning many is a surprise to me, although I get the rationale. Sort of. How many pairs of shoes do you have? how much does each pair cost? The most expensive I have was £82 reduced to £72 last year. My bike when I bought it 20 years ago cost £649 but w...