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by kwackers
23 Feb 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3347

Re: Is Trump Mad?

What do the US media make of the suggestion that teachers be armed? Was the suggestion really made as it has been reported? The Guardian reports that money may be made available to train and arm teachers, one wonders whether they may choose whether to take part I do wish we had a few more US member...
by kwackers
23 Feb 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 105
Views: 2299

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

Where footpaths are split into 'cyclist' and 'pedestrian' sides it's a foregone conclusion pedestrians will prefer the cyclist side, or at best they'll prefer the cyclists side and their dog the pedestrian side. Can't really blame them it's wider for a start! In all the cases near me the choice of s...
by kwackers
22 Feb 2018, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3347

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Apparently at the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords (and about 20 other people, some of whom died) in 2011 two people entirely unconnected with the perpetrator drew legitimately held small arms and assuming the other was connected with the incident nearly took each other out. Says a lot for the idea o...
by kwackers
22 Feb 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3347

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I'm pretty sure you can't compel a teacher to have a gun and I'm also pretty sure any sensible teacher won't have one. Teachers as a rule tend to fairly liberal; I wonder how many are NRA members? So I like the idea of encouraging more guns to control the guns already there. Think about it; NRA memb...
by kwackers
22 Feb 2018, 10:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 918
Views: 55471

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The collapse of the high street is already a common theme. Whether they are right or wrong, many of the loudest voices take the line that the ease of car parking is the answer. I've never understood that argument. If you've actually got into your car and want to buy a new pair of shoes why go to th...
by kwackers
21 Feb 2018, 9:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mersey Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Mersey Gateway

Whenever I hear motorists whinging about the tolls I point out that they should stop complaining. At least they are allowed to use it. The OP mentioned the signs he DID see; he didn't mention the one he didn't - the one that is actually relevant to readers of a cycle forum. Supposedly the old bridg...
by kwackers
21 Feb 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mersey Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Mersey Gateway

I've only ever been over it once, my missus uses every day. I already knew it was a toll bridge so I can't comment on how easy it is for someone without prior knowledge. I did spot lots of signs but then I'd been looking for them after all the fuss about people being caught out. I think toll bridges...
by kwackers
21 Feb 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 151
Views: 3148

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

Do you think people would have voted in favour of us joining, in the early 70s, if they had been told that free movement of labour was going to come? Why do you think they wouldn't? Anyway that wasn't the point, my point was that the common market was never just a market. You can't return to it bec...
by kwackers
21 Feb 2018, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 151
Views: 3148

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

Go back to the way it was. Common Market. Way it was? It was never just a "common market". It was always about commercial, political, economic, environmental etc practices. In '67 PM Harold Wilson wrote: “But whatever the economic arguments, the House will realise that, as I have repeated...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ISM Saddles
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: ISM Saddles

I got to wondering why after all these years suddenly comfy saddles were no more? <snip> Saddles have always been a source of annoyance for me. I think it's the tilted pelvis. My current saddle I've had for 6 or 7 years and it's been OK (OK rather than brilliant). In October I started doing high mi...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2018, 10:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: ISM Saddles
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: ISM Saddles

After much googling and reading I decided the whole thing was too confusing so I just ordered a PR 2.0. (Tredz had them for £88 then as I went to leave the site it offered me another fiver off which sweetened the deal and overcame my pre-purchase doubts). If it doesn't work I have a special box for ...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2018, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: ISM Saddles
Replies: 5
Views: 299

ISM Saddles

A recent increase in time in the saddle has once again brought pain & numbness to the forefront of my mind. So I have a pelvis that is naturally rotated forwards and this in turn means the soft bits tend to get squashed by the nose of the saddle. No amount of adjustment with all the saddles I've...
by kwackers
19 Feb 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 151
Views: 3148

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

The "game" is the one of appropriating votes that went the other way than the way you wanted. If just 2% had not fallen for..... then we would have won. There were also people sitting on the fence who ended up voting Remain through fear rather than hope. It's futile to play that game. Rep...
by kwackers
19 Feb 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Heating Costs - linear or exponential?
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Heating Costs - linear or exponential?

mercalia wrote:I think I have that having 3 flats underneath me, must be why I get away with out turning the heater on

There's a lot to be said for flats!
by kwackers
19 Feb 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Heating Costs - linear or exponential?
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Heating Costs - linear or exponential?

I've switched to a Honeywell controller system. Each room is now in its own zone. I only warm up the rooms I need and they can all be different temperatures at different times. The system knows what rate room temps climb so I tell it what temp I want at what time and then based on outside temp etc i...