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by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 239
Views: 3914

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

mikeymo wrote:If they were banned it would make it possible to have "population wide studies" into the effect of non helmet use.


I think that the step change in Australia from about a third wearing to near one hundred percent gave us a good indication of efficacy.
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17356

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

Re: National Debt and Borrowing: An interesting comment from somebody being interviewed on the radio this morning. Along the lines of whilst borrowing might be cheap at the moment, if the economy is doing as well as they are claiming, then now is the time to start reducing the national debt rather ...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 608

Re: Prison Sentences

not sure that contradicts what I am suggesting,. They could still be released as they are now, just that it would be easy to bring them back without further court appearances? In fact that they can would act as an incentive to not recommit? Further more they would have to be assessed before being l...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 842

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Should humans be allowed to continue controlling motor vehicles on public roads once AI in driverless vehicles surpasses human controlled driving in safety and efficiency? Obviously not. Once computer control is established it will be seen as an essential safety feature - in the same way that brake...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Prison Sentences
Replies: 26
Views: 608

Re: Prison Sentences

It seems to me these people will never reform. They will just get out after serving half their sentences and carry on? ( or even just continue ) Maybe they need to be given life sentences so only let out on license and then can be recalled easily without wasting more court time over new convictions...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 842

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

reohn2 wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
reohn2 wrote:There's nothing more empowering than the freedom to choose.



Hobson's choice?

It can be.
Though some choice needs to be removed where that choice is negatively affecting others.


I mean that though all choices are circumscribed, "consumer choice" is the most limited of all illusions.
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17356

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

We are in a sorry state. Johnson's advisers are not just talking about the BBC but also eugenics, black people having lower IQs, compulsory contraceptives to stop an underclass, compulsory administering calming drugs even if a "kid's life is lost " and the non existence of FGM. Seems this...
by Mike Sales
17 Feb 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 842

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

reohn2 wrote:There's nothing more empowering than the freedom to choose.



Hobson's choice?
by Mike Sales
16 Feb 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 29
Views: 1121

Re: Lost members?

mercalia wrote: I some times think psychology is one of the pretend sciences.


Ernest Rutherford said
All Science Is Either Physics or Stamp Collecting
.
by Mike Sales
15 Feb 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 239
Views: 3914

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

You are right, they won't be banned, but it was a great suggestion and it deserved, IMV, a different response. There is a better case for banning seat belts and all the other devices which make dangerous driving safer for those in cars. After all, cyclist and pedestrian casualties increased as driv...
by Mike Sales
15 Feb 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1118

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

ratherbeintobago wrote:I’d have thought the Co-op would be quite pro sustainable transport?


The new Lincolnshire Co-op in the village where I live has Sheffield stands.
by Mike Sales
14 Feb 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17356

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

...they just wanted the Country to move ahead again and look to the only party they believed would do it. Lets hope we start moving in the right direction! One things for sure more cash is needed, watch out for more stealth taxes. :? With 1% interest rates for govt borrowing we will surely be borro...
by Mike Sales
14 Feb 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 639
Views: 57505

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I thought my feet must have fallen off. Then I realised I was wearing my black socks.
by Mike Sales
14 Feb 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 239
Views: 3914

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

But i don't understand the obsession with looking at non cycling activites for justification or not of helmet use. Judge it on its own merits. The contention is that there is a movement to "dangerize" cycling. That it is, to portray it as an especially dangerous pursuit. There have been m...
by Mike Sales
14 Feb 2020, 4:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)
Replies: 18
Views: 206

Re: Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)

A couple of days ago I was really glad that I was wearing a helmet and I'm sure that the outcome would have been worse if I hadn't been wearing one. A windy day and I'm cycling along a local tree lined country road. A decent size branch snapped off a tree and hit me fully on the bonce. The impact w...