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by djnotts
19 Apr 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton One Piece Chainsets
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Brompton One Piece Chainsets

Does anyone know if the "holes" in pre-spider crank Brompton chainsets are at a BCD which matches any standard 'rings (to bolt on an inner ring for manual shifting)?
by djnotts
17 Apr 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision
Replies: 123
Views: 3252

Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

"But how are we to know that his new behaviour will continue? We cannot - the only evidence we have to go on is that he has failed this time."

On this basis, anyone imprisoned for any offence should NEVER be released. Harsh.
by djnotts
17 Apr 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision
Replies: 123
Views: 3252

Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

"The point is, I changed my behaviour. Without getting caught. Without public shaming and without therapy. I'm sure others here will have also cleaned up their act in the same way. For that reason I am reluctant to believe that this offender cannot correct this behaviour."

Just so.
by djnotts
15 Apr 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

Overall Russia is very sparsely populated and thus in theory should "survive" a mass nuclear attack more easily than say the UK - the largest device ever tested (by Russia) would apparently kill 6m with just one hit on London. BUT a large proportion of the Russian population is urban and t...
by djnotts
15 Apr 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: raleigh royal 708 tubing20.5
Replies: 19
Views: 1891

Re: raleigh royal 708 tubing20.5

Thanks. Location doable. A CTC friend is looking for something similar - I shall alert her to this a.s.a.p.
by djnotts
15 Apr 2018, 6:00pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: raleigh royal 708 tubing20.5
Replies: 19
Views: 1891

Re: raleigh royal 708 tubing20.5

What I can't see is....where is it??
by djnotts
15 Apr 2018, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

"But in the legal justification on the "human suffering" grounds, terms like "it must be objectively clear that there is no practicable alternative to the use of force if lives are to be saved" and "requiring immediate and urgent relief" suggest it related to exist...
by djnotts
15 Apr 2018, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

".....The clause only refers to alleviating "overwhelming humanitarian suffering" which cannot (to my mind) include the possibility of future suffering." Whereas to my mind there is nothing in the wording which, implicitly or explicitly, places it in a chronological context. I as...
by djnotts
14 Apr 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

LEGAL (my emphasis) case seems sound to me. Certainly extremely well drafted, direct, concise, comprehensive - the standards of at least some of the Service have not fallen as far as I had feared. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/syria-action-uk-government-legal-position/syria-action-uk-go...
by djnotts
14 Apr 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

Putin may be an honorary Russian Angel ("....the Night Wolves – Putin's Hell's Angels") but so far he has not followed the philosophy - the slightest affront demands extreme violence. Strange that May has more bottle than a KGB thug!
by djnotts
14 Apr 2018, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

Aye, that'll sort out the .....dead from the dead!
by djnotts
14 Apr 2018, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

Bit of a dilemma for Putin! If he does nothing, his hard man image damaged at home. But can he rule out a full-on "let's wipe out Moscow NOW" reaction from the loony in The White House? He'll look a real softie if transpires that May has more bottle than he does! Cummon Vlad if ya think ye...
by djnotts
14 Apr 2018, 7:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

And the Answer to the Question posed is......Yes.

Next Question. Will Russia respond with a direct attack on US/UK/French "assets"? Shall I bother with a new bike?
by djnotts
13 Apr 2018, 11:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

As possibly the most hypocritical nation state ever, the US has no place on moral high ground! "As in Syria today, world superpowers fought a proxy war both at arm's length and in person over north and south Vietnam. America not only helped South Vietnam to rain down chemical weapons on civilia...
by djnotts
12 Apr 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 1808

Re: War without a vote?

"Get a grip! The poor people are being targeted by chemical weapons. Grow up and smell the coffee, Regards John" Well, yes, IF one believes any prospect that whatever what "we" do will fundamentally alter how Assad and his international backers (mis)treat the mass of people. And ...