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by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21228
Views: 515567

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

Al's not a difficult person to understand. He's obviously spent most of his life as some sort of middle manager, the sort of guy who has little control of either those under him or those above him. (snip) You are not even close! How does starting and running an innovative business running for 15 ye...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 64
Views: 1090

Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

Apaologies if the topic has been discussed before. Today the collie walk was through the bit of Brechfa Forest that abuts Mynydd Llanllwni wind farm, a relatively new collection of modern wind turbines of immense size. Personally I find them quite beautiful both as structures and as working mechanis...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wales a colony of England?
Replies: 25
Views: 503

Re: Wales a colony of England?

The guff I heard recently from Plaid (and "guff" is the kind word) compared Wales with the slaves of the West Indies who, apparently, were slaves of the English. Which is not true. They were slaves of the British colonies and the slave owners were English, Scots and Welsh. The Welsh were ...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wales a colony of England?
Replies: 25
Views: 503

Re: Wales a colony of England?

Wales is an identifiable area as England is but the borders (between the two) have shifted over time and England itself is but an amalgamation of Kingdoms over a very long time. (https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heptarchy). There has been notionally unrestricted travel and relocation within the ...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21228
Views: 515567

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

Hi, Its such a shame that so many people have such low confidence in our ability to govern ourselves. But its principally them that want to remain as puppets of the EU. Anyway.. onwards and upwards Al Roll on Brexit. At least they'll be something different for you stayers to moan about. So there ar...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wales a colony of England?
Replies: 25
Views: 503

Wales a colony of England?

The Plaid Cymru fellow has been getting flak from Labour for proposing that Wales has suffered a hundred years of being subject to an extractive economy that benefitted England far more than it did Wales. He drew an analogy to the sort of economic extraction that Britain subjected its various foreig...
by Cugel
16 Nov 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21228
Views: 515567

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

This morning I heard Hove speaking of how the Tories would plant so many millions of trees. He was reminded that he promised this in both 2015 and 2017 but hasn't delivered. He said "Well we couldn't because the CAP stopped us. When we leave we will be free". "So, since you knew that...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21228
Views: 515567

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

Just focussing on negative aspects of everything just leaves one bitter and twisted... Focussing on positive things helps one and everyone else move onward and upwards. Guess what I'm thinking.... Al You are Dr Pangloss and I claim my tin of white paint for the painting of the coal heaps before The...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 307
Views: 6647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Walking the dog this afternoon. He couldn't care one way or another, but I'll be voting Labour. Sod Brexit, get rid of the Tories! IMG_0475.jpg Is this a Damascene moment!? If so, I will hold a small celebration and perhaps even sacrifice a villager in thanks! (A Brexit voter, obviously). :-) Cugel...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 293
Views: 12372

Re: Give up flying?

Missing the point in climate debate but this thread was about reducing pollution through changing travel habits so not missing that point. Besides I did say what she's doing is good but overall we do need a good look at how we go about things. Travel is certainly something to look at. Is it really ...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 8:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 307
Views: 6647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Chris Boardman now on BBC Question Time! Edit Chris made some very sensible comments and plugged no carbon transport very effectively. Couldn't stand the other Muppets so turned it off and went to bed. Al Are you suggesting that Mr Boardman (" ..other muppets" ...) was also a muppet"...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 219
Views: 4930

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/25/car-pollution-noise-accidents-eu That nonsense again. Firstly, it counts noise as a cost. Nobody pays for noise. Constant noise has been shown to be a factor in both physical and mental health. So yes, we pay for it in our health and financially through...
by Cugel
15 Nov 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kinotrope
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Kinotrope

Do not ride next to the sea, as a large Humboldt squid (lacking a Nautilus to grasp) might well take a fancy to that!

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by Cugel
14 Nov 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 307
Views: 6647

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Walking the dog this afternoon. He couldn't care one way or another, but I'll be voting Labour. Sod Brexit, get rid of the Tories! IMG_0475.jpg Is this a Damascene moment!? If so, I will hold a small celebration and perhaps even sacrifice a villager in thanks! (A Brexit voter, obviously). :-) Cugel
by Cugel
14 Nov 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 219
Views: 4930

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

However, your questions reveal that many (including you) cannot see beyond the status quo. Because you live in a world where the current default mode of transport is the private car you assume that its some sort of natural law or unchangeable aspect of reality. This is not so. Yes it is so. Shouldn...