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by Tangled Metal
20 Mar 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

mnichols wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Care to elaborate?

Not much to add over the comments I've made previously, tbh - I think there's arguments around net benefit of environment & habitat preservation. Individual liberty figures for me also, and so on.


The individual liberty to kill animals for fun?

Yes! It's not illegal.
by Tangled Metal
20 Mar 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

+1000 for mining in Cumbria. I think regulars probably know my views on mining in Cumbria. Just a shame it's coal. BTW I live near a steel town built because of coal and iron ore mining in the furness peninsula. It's in North Lancashire and near a rail town. In fact from my house I can get to a set ...
by Tangled Metal
20 Mar 2019, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

brynpoeth wrote:Treacle is mined underground near Sabden :wink:

Well I never! Lived 11 miles away and cycled through it without ever knowing about the treacle mines. I had to Google it to make sure you weren't making it up. Although it is made up of you get me.
by Tangled Metal
19 Mar 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Aye! Nice enough area. Good rides there. My issue was that at the back of my mind was the 1 in 4 hill I had at the end of my ride to get home. That was a real killer on a race geared bike without anything close to resembling a Granny gear. Like cycling home from Leeds uni one day with that last hill...
by Tangled Metal
19 Mar 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

What happened to the other sections and how many in total and does it matter if other laws have taken on or updated the original laws?
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

I thought wiggo lives Chorley way. Could be wrong but I bet he used to head up that way on rides out when training. I took the family for a ride in the area last year. It had been probably 20 years since I'd ridden on Bowland. I used to ride out on school holidays from Mellor way with a mate. A ride...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone used one of these stoves.
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Anyone used one of these stoves.

Trust me if it really is the same stove as my vango one it will not be good in wind. I use a Cargo Al one that folds. It goes all around the stove but it still loses most of its heat. My ancient (older version) primus micron can top stove burns a lot better in wind even without a windshield. I guess...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

It's so long ago now. It should have had its own truth and reconciliation process and people could have moved on. I have to say it that South Africa had arguably a more ruthless and prejudiced system in place but at least in part because of the T&R process it has moved forward. I don't think the...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone used one of these stoves.
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Anyone used one of these stoves.

It looks a clone of the vango one I got years ago. Probably because same maker and vango just badge it up. If it's like it then the control knob stops completely turning the gas off after a period of time. Recommend disconnecting gas can after every use as soon as you turn it off. It can empty a can...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

On a side point the Duke of Westminster didn't 3 own all of it by a long stretch. It has many estates owned by a fair few people if you actually check. As to access each landowner had their own approach. That ranged from the threatening gamekeeper stereotype of estate to the begrudgingly accepting e...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Not an angler so not completely clued up but aren't those stocked fishing lakes made up with reared fish often imported. As in not very natural at all. IIRC I saw something about them bringing in species or subspecies of UK fish that have tendencies to grow bigger than the native species. It is thes...
by Tangled Metal
18 Mar 2019, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Most of the anglers I've been taken fishing with have just thrown the fish back in. I guess the larger fish you'd take more care of but they have to get big for that. Just my observations and probably wrong. One point I took about humans making tools the animals /birds weren't evolved to cope with m...
by Tangled Metal
16 Mar 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 157
Views: 3252

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Listen to Cugel he knows a lot. If he says RSPB is wrong well... Personally I like corvids. Had a raven fly a metre above me as it glided down the grassy slope on scafell (not the pike but the smaller neighbour that has nice slope on the other side). It was so close I could see individual feathers a...
by Tangled Metal
16 Mar 2019, 12:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Know anything about this Orbit Tandem?
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Know anything about this Orbit Tandem?

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't orbit a bike shop and maker from Sheffield. The tandem business got sold to the tandem shop in Gargrave. The original bike shop continued selling their orbit mtbs for a few years after. Didn't think it was 2010 they shut but later because I remember seeing a websit...
by Tangled Metal
16 Mar 2019, 12:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

I agree that if crimes by RUC or the army are not investigated and prosecuted under the laws of he land then that is wrong. The fact that they're part of the UK forces of law and order gives them no get out of jail card nor means they deserve prosecution for crimes more than anyone else. By this I m...