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Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 11:40
Replies: 64
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Because they work well.

Because they work well.
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 11:27
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Doesn't matter. I've considered road conditions...

Doesn't matter. I've considered road conditions and if it's that dangerous, I've called off my trip. If I'd chosen to drive and skidded, it'd have been my fault.

Although these things are termed...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 10:56
Replies: 64
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lucem Ferre
It's around 50% apparently: I also realised I...

It's around 50% apparently:



I also realised I was wrong about the 37% in England & Wales, it's actually closer to 50%



So, it's 'paranoid' to be concerned about reoffending, yet 1 out of every 2...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 10:42
Replies: 64
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lucem Ferre
I'm firmly against the death penalty, not that...

I'm firmly against the death penalty, not that it'll ever be brought back in any case (those who froth at the mouth against bringing it back are tilting at windmills).

However, I am very firmly...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 10:05
Replies: 64
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Sadly, we are now merely waiting to discover who...

Sadly, we are now merely waiting to discover who he rapes, and possibly kills, next.

We never learn.
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 09:54
Replies: 33
Views: 2,282
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Anyone remember 'Acid Rain'? I can remember,...

Anyone remember 'Acid Rain'?

I can remember, from my school days, when the media scare stories were that people wouldn't be able to walk in the rain, clothes on lines would be ruined, trees would...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 09:04
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Absolutely agree with this. My sister has had...

Absolutely agree with this.

My sister has had six 'minor' accidents in the past five years. She claims on the insurance, everything's sorted and she just carries on, 'Having a little bump, oops,...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2010, 08:57
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
I've not seen any measures around that...

I've not seen any measures around that periodially check that people are not tired, or periodically check that they're looking at where they're going. Maybe you could let me know where/what they...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 12-08-2010, 22:37
Replies: 33
Views: 10,133
Posted By Lucem Ferre
That's true, but the vast majority are only able...

That's true, but the vast majority are only able to delay audio - and the problem is often that video is ahead of audio, which means adding additional audio delay only makes thing worse.
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 22:25
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Lucem Ferre
The government receives c.46 billion pa from...

The government receives c.46 billion pa from motoring taxation (fuel duty, VED, VAT and business motoring taxes) and, in return, spends c.8.8 billion pa on the road network.
(Source:...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 21:03
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Just... oh...

Just... oh dear:

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/onethirdemail.html
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 20:54
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Not the case. If you actually look at the...

Not the case.

If you actually look at the figures, illegal speeding could be involved in anything from 0% to 26% - the chances are it's somewhere in the middle.

Illegal speeding is a minority...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 17:51
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Something is indeed working well. Unfortunately,...

Something is indeed working well. Unfortunately, the number of people speeding, and being caught speeding, is rising. And yet are road are comparatively safe. Good news all round eh?



Across the...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2010, 16:05
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Glad to hear it. I don't believe it happens...

Glad to hear it. I don't believe it happens everywhere, but in the experience I have had, it happened all the time. I'm afraid I can't base my experience on things I've not actually done.

There are...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 14:27
Replies: 102
Views: 4,510
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Er, I think you may wish to appraise yourself of...

Er, I think you may wish to appraise yourself of the actual figures.

I was asked about the breakdown of the UK workforce, not those who 'tuk ur jerbs' as you might have it..
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 14:25
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Frankly, I'm far more worried about being killed...

Frankly, I'm far more worried about being killed by the 74% of drivers who somehow manage to crash whilst not even breaking the speed limit.

I fully agree that the vast majority of drivers are...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 16:53
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Correct, glad you noticed. The official...

Correct, glad you noticed.



The official statistics released by the UK Government Department for Transport (DfT). I'm surprised you didn't notice.



I genuinely do not remember. It may have been...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2010, 16:38
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
No, if I'd have meant that, then that's what I...

No, if I'd have meant that, then that's what I would have posted :)



I know. Luckily, you also very clearly posted exactly what you meant - that you think people who 'don't need' the child benefit...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2010, 16:35
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
As I've only driven my car around that particular...

As I've only driven my car around that particular Council estate, I can't say. I only know it happened pretty much every time I went there.



You can't pay less tax than you legally owe - that would...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 16:20
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Er, because it deals in specific percentages from...

Er, because it deals in specific percentages from official statistics, rather than generalisations. Um, it's more accurate because it's more accurate.

Anyway, 26%, 33% - it's still the minority...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2010, 16:13
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Unfortunately, my ex-partner's father lived on a...

Unfortunately, my ex-partner's father lived on a Council estate where people would routinely shout 'Rich c**t' at me when I drove my car through the estate, apparently because it was less than 10...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 16:04
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Oh well, it's all moot now - the cameras are...

Oh well, it's all moot now - the cameras are going, like it or not.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 16:03
Replies: 227
Views: 6,562
Posted By Lucem Ferre
This is more accurate: So, we can be fairly...

This is more accurate:



So, we can be fairly sure that exceeding the speed limit was only a contributary factor in far less than 26% of fatal accidents and less than 15 per cent of all accidents...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2010, 15:54
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
It will if 50% of the remainder of the population...

It will if 50% of the remainder of the population feel differently.
Forum: Politics 11-08-2010, 15:53
Replies: 99
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lucem Ferre
Small Profits Rate is 21% (up to 300,000) I...

Small Profits Rate is 21% (up to 300,000)



I know, me neither. Thing is, I've heard people I've worked with say that colleagues on 25k were 'rich'. I guess when you earn 13k, 25k does seem...
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