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by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

"the vast majority of complaints would be about cars/SUVs driving and parking standards. But that somehow seems to be regarded as "just one of those things". (I don't know how to do the box 'quote' thing, so I'm hoping its automatic.) Most schools have zig-zag lines and railings for ...
by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 1:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

How many times have their human rights been violated? Our borough never provided the land for travellers, that they were supposed to under the law. Over the past 200 years the area has lost, probably, 80% of it's woodland and common land. None of that was taken by travellers. There are two sides to...
by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

..... Generally I find "travellers" very friendly folk, even if there are also some other habits less attractive amongst some such folk. In fact, they vary a great deal, to the point where there really is no easy classification of "them, the travellers". Just because they are pe...
by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

I'm puzzled by some responses on here. Like any other responsible organisation, schools accept a responsibility for people coming to and from their premises. Part of their OFSTED is about their relationships in and with the local community and so good schools do take interest and action about anti-...
by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

..... Generally I find "travellers" very friendly folk, even if there are also some other habits less attractive amongst some such folk. In fact, they vary a great deal, to the point where there really is no easy classification of "them, the travellers". Just because they are pe...
by Psamathe
15 Oct 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3899

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

Travellers have been used as an example several times here. If we look at something like the Dale Farm near Basildon.... What if, instead of spending millions of pounds on court cases and eviction, the local authorities had spent a fraction of the cost to: -approve planning permission -upgrade the ...
by Psamathe
15 Oct 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 316
Views: 11994

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Back on topic - it's now reported that Harry has 'done his duty' in fathering a sprog. Another 'spare' to add to the lengthening list of 'heirs and spares'. Oh well... that's hereditary monarchy for you! ...... And it looks like Merkel and Harry and already "lost custody" of their unborn ...
by Psamathe
15 Oct 2018, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?
Replies: 91
Views: 3776

Re: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?

..... I'm tempted to try the bone conduction ones though the reports on them are varied..... If you do try them do let us (me) know how you get on with them (quality, staying in place, etc.) as they are something I regularly consider, investigate (again) but never quite seem to go ahead and purchas...
by Psamathe
15 Oct 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 316
Views: 11994

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

If they went NHS they would get contraception free (or paid for by taxpayer). Private healthcare tends to be a bit more restrictive ... maybe I've identified the problem?

Ian
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 10:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: feedback about moderation

I've been on this forum since it started and except where a post has been caught up in a purge of replies I've been moderated once. Either we don't get told every time we're moderated or I've been moderated only once, which I find hard to believe, knowing me and especially some of the medication-as...
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: feedback about moderation

On a technical point, I discovered back in my spambuster days that moderators etc can edit posts without it generating the line at the bottom showing how many times a post has been edited. Anyway, if somebody's post is edited and they know they didn't do it, it must be a moderator. I do think that ...
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?
Replies: 31
Views: 986

Re: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?

I've never been a particular risk taker, trips to 3rd world countries have never appealed to me. Deciding to actually go out and consciously put myself at risk isn't something I do..... For me it isn't about "consciously put myself at risk" but about wanting to see something, visit somewh...
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 11:45am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: feedback about moderation

Without quoting all sorts of bits (as it would get too complex to get right without taking an age) 1. I would vote against "placeholders" as e.g. often, where people have responded to an inappropriate post, those responses are reasonable and fair but are rightly removed then the inappropri...
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7652
Views: 206730

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Just come across another Davis "classic" failure of understanding/basic maths: A few days after that [i.e. after becoming Minister for Exiting the EU], he [David Davis] went on Sky News to claim the UK would soon have set up a free trade area “ten times larger” than the EU, which in GDP te...
by Psamathe
14 Oct 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?
Replies: 91
Views: 3776

Re: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?

..... I agree that you can't be wholly accurate about the risk, but my thinking is that it is a not insignificant risk and one that I won't be taking it. Furthermore, I would encourage others not to take it either. Roads are dangerous enough without inhibiting your understanding of the environment ...