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by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 24
Views: 227

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Why do people keep raising this again and again. Been discussed on numerous occasions and consensus reached ... and then somebody brings it up yet again ... and again etc. etc. Ian. If I've counted right, you used the word "again" 49 times in that post. Perhaps you wouldn't mind posting l...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 24
Views: 227

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

... Sure, nobody has to open any kind of thread, but I think it is not a case of interest (or lack thereof), but the atmosphere that certain topics create. I think the tea shop is somewhat less convivial for the political threads. I don't want to stop them or make them private only, but perhaps the...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 24
Views: 227

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Why do people keep raising this again and again. Been discussed on numerous occasions and consensus reached ... and then somebody brings it up yet again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and...
by Psamathe
19 Feb 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5307
Views: 146633

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

So often referred to as "defence"! It's a blanket term that covers a lot of "offence" too. It's pricey stuff, "offence"! ..... And I thought the UK has also recently done some "creative accounting" adding things like pensions to the defence budgets (for NATO ...
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 7:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2278

Re: Alsatian dog attack

Pretty much everyone else takes a different view, it seems. You're wrong on this one. Or, most of those with differing views are not bothering to post to the thread knowing what would happen (as evidenced by what has happened). Ian Possibly, but one can only judge by those who take the time and tro...
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2278

Re: Alsatian dog attack

Bonefishblues wrote:
pete75 wrote:Stuff...YVMV

Pretty much everyone else takes a different view, it seems. You're wrong on this one.

Or, most of those with differing views are not bothering to post to the thread knowing what would happen (as evidenced by what has happened).

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Helmets with built in lights

I thought one of the reasons some quote about the negative effects of wearing a helmet is the additional weight to the head that can make any injury worse. And I'd have expected LED lights with batteries (big enough to be useful/bight enough) would have made the helmet heavier. Not trying to turn th...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 887
Views: 54881

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Take a look at some of the pics in this article. Look at the ones on public streets. Then imagine if there were lots of charging points, and the effect on a blind person crossing the road and having to re-mount the pavement between two parked cars plugged in to a shared charging point. Or, as someo...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Banff Film Festival 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Banff Film Festival 2018

Nothing to do with me, but for info as it looks like the sort of thing some might find interesting, the Banff film Festival is on tour. It's already started as the various locations start mid-Jan and end mid-May. Never seen one/any before so I cannot personally recommend the events. It appears there...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2278

Re: Alsatian dog attack

...... The local station really does have a DLO [ Dog Legislation Officer ] who has attended the depot, and seen the Guard Dogs public warning signs, and warned and briefed the depot 'dog handler '. I'm sure the event of having the police get involved, and attend his place of work, will scar his me...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 10:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2278

Re: Alsatian dog attack

But there is a sign saying Guard Dogs? Will the owner be removing it is there isn't a guard dog, one wonders? There are many signs around the place intended to discourage rather than state that something is present e.g. should Highways Authorities go round removing all the little speed camera signs...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2278

Re: Alsatian dog attack

But there is a sign saying Guard Dogs? Will the owner be removing it is there isn't a guard dog, one wonders? There are many signs around the place intended to discourage rather than state that something is present e.g. should Highways Authorities go round removing all the little speed camera signs...
by Psamathe
16 Feb 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 180
Views: 3962

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

...... The Leeds version of Look North really is a job creation scheme eg they persist with two presenters reading alternate sentences from the autocue. ...... I suspect a lot of the BBC local 18:30-19:00 magazine programs are the same. The "Look East"s" I've seen are just as daft wi...
by Psamathe
16 Feb 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is time trialling to be banned on dual carriageways (A63)
Replies: 68
Views: 2870

Re: Is time trialling to be banned on dual carriageways (A63)

Cycling UK petition https://action.cyclinguk.org/page/20163/action/1?ea.tracking.id=CLIPS This is just the sort of thing CUK should be doing far more often. It's the 1st time I've been aware of them doing this for these types of issue. It's low cost (once such a system is setup) and hopefully quite...
by Psamathe
16 Feb 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The blood suckers circle around when the pickings are rich
Replies: 51
Views: 1002

Re: The blood suckers circle around when the pickings are rich

Maybe on topic, maybe a bit off-topic but what really really really angers me is the basis these fund managers are paid. I appreciate they need to be paid an income but they always seem to base their charges on the capital invested rather than the return they earn! They get the same reward/earnings ...