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by Psamathe
2 Nov 2019, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 507
Views: 16568

Re: Tower Block Disaster

You omitted the 'with the benefit of hindsight' which is significant. I still see the question about being what she would have done differently on the night. Learning, reviewing, changing policy is something you do after the night. Ian Might I paraphrase the question to make explicit its subtext: W...
by Psamathe
2 Nov 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 507
Views: 16568

Re: Tower Block Disaster

And a blinkered outlook unable to see even in the obvious aftermath what went wrong,such people aren't fit to hold office. There is always something to learn. Add to that unsuitable ineffective equipment to tackle such a blase and a lot of questions need answering. From the brief excerpts I've seen...
by Psamathe
2 Nov 2019, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 507
Views: 16568

Re: Tower Block Disaster

It seems to me that anyone who in effect says 'we have nothing to learn' instead of 'there are lessons we can learn' is on a hiding to nothing. And a blinkered outlook unable to see even in the obvious aftermath what went wrong,such people aren't fit to hold office. There is always something to lea...
by Psamathe
2 Nov 2019, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 267
Views: 5354

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Morning all, Would it be cynical of me to suspect that the newly announced "Fracking Ban" has been timed "Just In Time" for the GE? :shock: Surely not :lol: . ...... It's far worse than that. Government has been accused (with good reason/evidence) of spending public money on tar...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21103
Views: 512837

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I would have thought Farage would be toxic for the torys? Lots of people out there passing opinions but maybe some are better informed than others. From Politics Prof, Manchester University (I've no idea of how reliable his thoughts are but maybe better informed than the random selections on High S...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

mm - each to their own, can't be bothered with all that - wondering how long they will last, to then possible fail on me middle of a later ride and not even a puncture. Nor could I be bothered to peel them off later for a "permanent" repair. Far easier to put a new tube in and repair the ...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

3 inner tubes,for 2 weeks in Europe seems way over the top...I cannot imagine how many clothes you take ....God forbid you camp! Well not too mad - I carry two on a ride to the shops/on a day ride. I don't like wasting energy lugging stuff around, so I carry no tubes but patches or sealant and tele...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

Already mentioned by others but I also add Cable ties Nitrile Gloves Tyre boot Small insulating tape I'm quite extravagant and don't carry lubricant (mainly because of the risk of accidental leaks and the mess it could cause. Instead I've always found something OK in a supermarket (cheap) which I've...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21103
Views: 512837

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Things like the dropping sales in the car industry are not all bad anyway. Impact on jobs, economy, etc. not so good but from an environmental perspective regularly replacing a perfectly good cars a few years old with a new ones is daft. We can find alternative jobs for those employed by the car in...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 267
Views: 5354

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I see Farangé is now intending to fight every seat. But in his announcement he commented He says, if that were to happen, they could become, as President Trump said yesterday, “an unstoppable force”. ... And he says he is glad President Trump made it clear last night that the Johnson plan would obst...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21103
Views: 512837

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

.... Exhibit B: the dawning reality: 1st November 2019: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-lookers-outlook/auto-dealer-lookers-expects-profit-to-slump-top-executives-leave-idUKKBN1XB3LW British car dealership Lookers (LOOK.L) on Friday issued its second profit warning in less than four months and an...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scariest piece of Technology Used
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Scariest piece of Technology Used

Scariest technology? Anything connected to the internet, it eats time, how can it be 11 o'clock, I've not done a quarter of the things intended this morning... For me it's those devices people put in their rooms to listen in to everything and send everything you say to Google/Amazon/Facebook/Apple....
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scariest piece of Technology Used
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Scariest piece of Technology Used

Quite a few years ago I got myself a blood pressure measuring device (I needed to double check things before I paid for a pilots medical which needed all sorts of heart tests and I'd not ha dmy blood pressure measured in many many years). Even back then (10+ years ago) and for dedicated proper (reta...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 267
Views: 5354

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I've never met or even seen Corbyn live but I don't "warm" to him. That said he does have many strengths but being a leader is not one of them. If he could get over his ego of wanting to be "head honcho" then I think he could do great stuff in a more "thinking" back-of...
by Psamathe
1 Nov 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 267
Views: 5354

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

.....and I'm sure Putin and friends will do their best to get involved again so who knows? I wonder if Johnson will be releasing the report on examining allegations that Kremlin-sponsored activity distorted the result of the 2016 EU referendum - the one he's currently sitting on and refusing to rel...