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by Geriatrix
14 Feb 2014, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two cyclists killed, driver arrested
Replies: 56
Views: 21469

Re: Two cyclists killed, driver arrested

eileithyia wrote:Ouch! Thoughts with the families and friends.

+1

Police have arrested the driver reported themselves to the IPCC.
by Geriatrix
14 Feb 2014, 8:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recording yourself breaking the law
Replies: 10
Views: 14281

Recording yourself breaking the law

I have often griped about the fact that police won't pursue cases on the strength of video evidence, but what about people who record themselves breaking the law? Clarkson is a good example. A photo taken from the driver side window is fairly unambiguous evidence of him using a digital device whilst...
by Geriatrix
13 Feb 2014, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everthing South Of Exeter
Replies: 92
Views: 29183

Re: Everthing South Of Exeter

No different from giving air time to other politicians who aren't qualified to say what climate change is doing or not doing.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26133915 Anyway scientists aren't always right. In the 70s some scientists told us the climate was cooling. The difference is the prem...
by Geriatrix
13 Feb 2014, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everthing South Of Exeter
Replies: 92
Views: 29183

Re: Everthing South Of Exeter

What's annoying is the disproportionate amount of airtime the BBC gives to bigots like Lawson who elect themselves as climate experts and claim the same intellectual authority on the subject as bona fide scientists.
by Geriatrix
13 Feb 2014, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everthing South Of Exeter
Replies: 92
Views: 29183

Re: Everthing South Of Exeter

The chonkin' chef's nasty old Dad has been quiet lately. Has his denialist's support group died a death after even Camerwrong suggested such weather's down to CC? Spoke to soon. he's emerged from Hibernation: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/13/climate-change-policy-britain-at-risk-ed-da...
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Flooding
Replies: 107
Views: 25145

Re: The Flooding

ukdodger wrote:Jesus I hope not.

Nor me. Not a big TV fan but I think R4 is the best radio station in the world and I can't see that surviving privatisation.
The TV that I do watch is mostly BBC2 & BBC4 which is unlikely to attract enough viewers to keep it going without a license fee.
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 5:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Flooding
Replies: 107
Views: 25145

Re: The Flooding

Isnt Venice on stilts? It is, but Venice is city on a lagoon so its flooding problems are tidal related rather than due precipitation so its a different problem. The Netherlands on the other hand is a similar engineering problem to Somerset in that large volumes of water with a low hydraulic gradie...
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Flooding
Replies: 107
Views: 25145

Re: The Flooding

I might be wrong here but I'm more of the opinion that virtually non-stop heavy rain has more to do with the flooding than pretty much anything else. Which is pretty much the assessment of Dr Hannah Cloke: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26155472 If we are looking for ways of managing floodin...
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 11:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Case law now being established against riders rights?
Replies: 31
Views: 17324

Re: Case law now being established against riders rights?

"thirdcrank" we all respect your professional opinions which give us such balanced views of whats happening in law terms. Its just I find it sometimes hard to follow your well versed lingo (comes from your job) in law speak. No disrespect I just have to read several times to understand, n...
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 11:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wearing a camera
Replies: 23
Views: 28315

Re: Wearing a camera

Well it seems transport authorities are not against wearing cameras. Not with reminders like this :)
by Geriatrix
12 Feb 2014, 7:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everthing South Of Exeter
Replies: 92
Views: 29183

Re: Everthing South Of Exeter

Cameron's "whatever money is needed, we will spend it" leaves open the question of what is needed. Lord Smith has talked about the economic benefit of flood defences and if there isn't any, no money. There must surely be more criteria than purely economic benefit. After all, it's not a ne...
by Geriatrix
11 Feb 2014, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Juries still think SMIDSY is a good excuse to kill cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 21495

Re: Juries still think SMIDSY is a good excuse to kill cycli

I may revise my opinion on the prejudice of the jury in this instance given the document published by the Southampton Cycling Campaign. I'm still struggling to come to terms with the following: Judge: jury must be applying physical facts but could also consider expectations; is there an expectation ...
by Geriatrix
10 Feb 2014, 11:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Step Change
Replies: 8
Views: 24381

Re: Step Change

If nothing else at least he keeps up some dialogue about cycling, in the meantime in the rest of the UK politicians are completely unaware that cyclists exist... True, but he's a political opportunist. He has blustered a lot but not done much. His cycling Czar Andrew Gillingham has been on the defe...
by Geriatrix
10 Feb 2014, 11:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Step Change
Replies: 8
Views: 24381

Re: Step Change

mrjemm wrote:So everyone that rides a bike is helpful to other cyclists? Hmmm.

Certainly doesn't seem to work for Oz.
by Geriatrix
10 Feb 2014, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everthing South Of Exeter
Replies: 92
Views: 29183

Re: Everthing South Of Exeter

mrjemm wrote:The chonkin' chef's nasty old Dad has been quiet lately. Has his denialist's support group died a death after even Camerwrong suggested such weather's down to CC?

His son is a hack for the DM. One wonders what the debates at family get togethers are like.