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by Mike Sales
19 Feb 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

brynpoeth wrote:Is he related to the more famous Paul T?


Son of. More famous? Depends whether you are a reader or a TV viewer. Brother of Marcel.
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

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.
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

S & G are frequently quoted as saying "no benefit can be shown". It seems you agree with them after all. Did I say I didn't? I am bemused to find that we have managed to have such a prolonged discussion when we agree. Do we agree about the anti-cycling effects of compulsion? And even ...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

Oldjohnw wrote:.

But an effective licencing system require a functional community probation service. That is almost completely absent.


Destroyed by Grayling's doctrinaire "reforms".
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

That contrasts somewhat with the opinions set out so often in this forum, don't you think? That we definitely DO know and that there are facts, sorry, "FACTS!!", which prove a point of view. S & G are frequently quoted as saying "no benefit can be shown". It seems you agree ...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

Yes, I noticed that point - but I'm not about to have a pop at people - not even politicians - over their religion. Almost all the world's major religions have some ' skeletons '.... True, a religious sect that still 'venerates' a disgraced cleric (unlike the CoE and RC churches, so one hopes) is r...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 11:22am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

The studies which purport to show efficacy are the ones which loose me in my poor grasp of statistics, and for which S&G show weaknesses. Translation: "I didn't understand something which said I was wrong, so I'll ignore it." Brilliant. No. I find it convincing when whole population s...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 10:51am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

I don't get the impression that anybody actually reads it. We don't see these quote like this, for instance, FROM THE ARTICLE ITSELF, being used: "Statistical models for the overall impact of helmet habits are therefore inevitably complex and based on speculative assumptions." Even less d...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

It's weird, it's almost as if you can find any study that supports your point of view, if you look hard enough and ignore the others. You could always look to the conclusions of experts in risk or epidemiology. And they are all impartial, unpaid by interested parties? How can we be sure? You can lo...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 258
Views: 4309

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

mikeymo wrote:
It's weird, it's almost as if you can find any study that supports your point of view, if you look hard enough and ignore the others.


You could always look to the conclusions of experts in risk or epidemiology.
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

This new attorney-general's credentials are highly questionable, to say the least. A vicious opponent of the judiciary, according to this article by her (please note that the link takes you to a far-right website) . She is also a peculiar sort of Buddhist. New Attorney General Suella Braverman belo...
by Mike Sales
18 Feb 2020, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

al_yrpal wrote:I wonder what that guy was supposed to be advising on, that should be the question to ask?

Al


I cannot find that Sabisky has any recognised expertise in any specialist field. So yes, for what was he appointed?
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Prison Sentences

The simplistic solution is always to dump society problems in prison for ever longer sentences without ever addressing the real problems. And we have an increasingly impoverished prison system with ever fewer staff. If a person reoffends after release from prison then why not assume that reform is ...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

Nearly all the Labour members suspended by Labour for racism have been readmitted to the party. Expulsion is very rare. Labour's racism problem makes it very difficult for anyone to claim the moral high ground on the matter by voting for them rather than the Tories. So what's that got to do with th...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 782
Views: 17696

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

The Labour Party's problem with allegations of racism in its ranks demonstrates this only too clearly, with many members being suspended or expelled because of them. Oh it's so easy, isn't it, to deflect criticism of the party you favour, onto the one you don't! Labour's ongoing problem with anti-s...