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by Pastychomper
12 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Petition for PR reform
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Petition for PR reform

As I recall that was part of the problem last time - the system proposed wasn't proportional enough for some, but was too far from the status quo for others. In other words it was a poor compromise that few people could get excited over. It's a good job the government doesn't usually work like that ...
by Pastychomper
11 Apr 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 179
Views: 9986

Re: Fave quotes...

Pastychomper wrote:I've been here before...

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by Pastychomper
9 Apr 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 43
Views: 1102

Re: Ten mental health tips

Talking about one's feelings: A problem shared is a problem doubled. Or halved? .. TEA mental health tips? :wink: As one with a history of not talking about feelings, I can see the wisdom in advice to talk about them more. "More" being different to "incessantly". Moderation in a...
by Pastychomper
9 Apr 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update
Replies: 303
Views: 44528

Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

I bought a set as a spare, last year's set has served me well so far. New one has a brake light - the rear has 3 leds so I assume normal is 1 led and brake light is all 3 on? how on earth does the brake light work? :?: :!: :?: :!: :?: £7 increase seems a lot to pay for such a gimic? There's an accel...
by Pastychomper
3 Apr 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

... I used to be in a troop that had an explosives experimenter, though he didn't use gas cannisters. Another anecdote warning: I was never a Scout, but once spent a memorable night on an island run by sea scouts. It was the sensible, ex-RN person in charge who threw two gas canisters onto the fire...
by Pastychomper
15 Mar 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2153

Re: Waste disposal?

I'd say a lot of Caithness is still unlocked-door-safe, though I wouldn't advise anyone to rely on it. A couple of years ago there was a series of reports of doors being "tried" in the late evening, plus the nearest city* is only two hours away for a heavy-footed Toad. *which may or may no...
by Pastychomper
14 Mar 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2153

Re: Waste disposal?

Over the years I've known two people who claimed items dumped outside houses, though one of them did check with the person at the house first. Both wanted the items for their intended purpose rather than a quick profit. Our local recycling centre recently became a lot less friendly to people wanting...
by Pastychomper
12 Mar 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5531

Re: Windy

My cut-off is 40mph for gusts, as forecast by the Met Office. Not trying to plug them but I find different forecasts give much the same predictions, but with a few mph either added or subtracted depending on the source. The exposed mile of road near w*rk gets unpleasant to scary at higher wind speeds.
by Pastychomper
12 Mar 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 295
Views: 30800

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Not a word of a lie but at school my woodwork teacher was Mr Naylor and my metalwork teacher was Mr Toole. A very close third (change the u for an r) was my art teacher, Mr Auty. I had Mr Minton (woodwork) and Mr Nickel (metalwork), oh and Mr Dolby for electronics. Forizens of a certain age will un...
by Pastychomper
11 Mar 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

While I agree that peace, cooperation, and love for one's fellow beings are meritorious, religion, at best, makes no difference. Some studies have found a significant negative influence from religion. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/06/religious-children-less-altruistic-secular-kids-stud...
by Pastychomper
11 Mar 2019, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

Whereas conventional / established religions might be a made up religion it's standing on its own merits. What are those? The religions I've encountered that have lasted long enough to become "conventional" have all encouraged peace, cooperation and love for one's fellow beings, all of wh...
by Pastychomper
8 Mar 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

It's quite easy to get the facts. From the Police UK website: Knives It is illegal to: sell a knife of any kind to anyone under 18 years old (16 to 18 year olds in Scotland can buy cutlery and kitchen knives) carry a knife in public without good reason - unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 i...
by Pastychomper
7 Mar 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for toucher sentences for knife crime

Anything with a point could be caught up in the law apparently. Scissors carried in public can get you caught out in the legal system. Get rid of your sporks too! I heard a story from the guy involved about his encounter with a police officer. He was giving a carving demonstration at a county fair ...
by Pastychomper
6 Mar 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for toucher sentences for knife crime

... This is further criminalisation of law-abiding knife users, such as cycle campers and off-roaders and I hope all will oppose it. ... I was going to say +1 even before I had a look at the petition. People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison. Excuse me while I ...
by Pastychomper
28 Feb 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New and Big
Replies: 21
Views: 2530

Re: New and Big

A bike with a cassette design rear hub (stonger design for rear axle, RHS bearings are near the frame drop out). At your stated weight, if you get a bike with a screw on rear hub you'll be breaking rear axles (weaker design, RHS rear bearings soewhere nearish the middle of the rear axle). A cassett...