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by Cugel
20 Feb 2020, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

Well done to Boris for keeping his promise about getting Brexit done and ending the right of many EU nationals to work here. A man of his word. A man we can trust. That's exactly how con men make a living, by gaining the trust of the naive and gullible. Perhaps the cleaner is angling for another cl...
by Cugel
20 Feb 2020, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 39
Views: 1065

Re: Paint is not protection

Myself, I favour roads being returned to cyclists with cars being confined to car-lanes. Let's call them "motorways" and insist that the drivers get to the start and stop of these dedicated carways via nice safe and slow public transport; or perhaps on their bicycle. If it's also made clea...
by Cugel
20 Feb 2020, 9:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1752

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

e-bikes/e-scooters should be limited to 12mph, this is more than adequate, it will also increase range and not reduce the users ability to go faster under their own steam. 'Free' speed/propulsion and how this affects the way people think seems to have been completely missed here, there's no surpris...
by Cugel
20 Feb 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1365

Re: Braking in corners

Hi I want to improve my cornering, particularly on hairpins on descents. One of the main tips I’ve heard is to never brake through a corner - by the time you start to lean the bike over, you should be completely off your brakes. Makes sense to me. But something is bugging me. I’ve watched a lot of ...
by Cugel
19 Feb 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

Incidentally, I don't need any lessons on what is anti-semitism, please - not from anyone on this forum! I admit to a fair knowledge of the subject I think most people on the forum are fully aware the persecution of the Jews in WW2 and indeed before. I was thinking of my own experiences: since I wa...
by Cugel
19 Feb 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

This debate about Naz Shah appears to have been initiated solely to deflect argument away from criticism of the current Tory regime. If that's what some on this forum want, so be it. I find that deplorable. It's an open forum,but as I posted earlier it's a classic whataboutery tactic by Tory suppor...
by Cugel
18 Feb 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

Yes. It is ridiculous when they use this phrase. They are not in a position to decide if they are racist or not. The ability to detect racism is only given to those special, caring people who describe themselves as liberal. They can decide if they are racist themselves with an admirable objectivity...
by Cugel
18 Feb 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

Almost as concerning as the disturbing racism of Sabisky's views is the fact that they were so stupid. How does someone with such barking daft notions get to advise our Government? That is a worry. I'd not employ the man to put the bins out. I'll just repeat.... The New Model Tory Party has decided...
by Cugel
18 Feb 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

Mike Sales wrote:It does not need a privileged liberal to detect that Sabisky Is a racist, with other nasty views besides. Even a Tory should have managed it.


A Tory did manage it. The New Model Tory Party has decided that proto Nazis are a perfek fit for their new regime.

Cugel
by Cugel
18 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

I too have been looking at these mainly because of their light weight. They look and feel very good in the shops I must say. However I read somewhere or perhaps saw it on a youtube clip that the Fazua battery turns itself off after a period of inactivity ( possibly 45 mins?) and to start it again a...
by Cugel
17 Feb 2020, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

al_yrpal wrote:All systems of voting and definitions of nationality are imperfect. We are stuck with the ones we have. Unless they can be changed.

Al


Wot a filosofer you are! I would send you an award but you probably already have them all.

Cugel
by Cugel
17 Feb 2020, 9:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

There's nothing more empowering than the freedom to choose. Ha ha - the "freedom to choose" is a chimera, wrought by history and Svengalis getting us to "choose" policies and behaviours to their personal liking and imagined benefit. "Freedom to choose" is just another ...
by Cugel
17 Feb 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

< . . . .their *right* to drive . . . > Indeed. As well as the all the technical challenges, the need-to-control-a-motor-vehicle has become very deeply ingrained in our culture as a part of personal identity. There are so many varied aspects to this e.g. power & adult identity = society has tru...
by Cugel
17 Feb 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Given the likelihood of AI being advanced enough to match the best humans at hazard recognition and negotiating complex junctions is very low within the next decade, I would imagine that by the time AI is safe enough, most governments will have finally come around to the real need to intelligently ...
by Cugel
16 Feb 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20113

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

(snip) I believe in the idea of Nation States deciding how to live their own lives. (snip) Al Who or what defines a nation? There are several candidates, not all of which are mutually exclusive (although some are). For instance, is it: Language? How about "race"? (An artificial Victorian ...