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#11 corydoras

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:10 AM

Unot all zebra crossings make noises ,the blind person uses the spinning knob to know when to cross!a deaf person uses the green man or lights

In my near misses walking in the road is mandatory or swinging from the tree tops ,footpaths dont exist on most of my way to the bus stop.
Uusing the countryside code is a foolish thing to do in some cases ,meeting speeding cars especially electric ones on a blind bend is a death wish so you cross over and walk on the "wrong" side until its safe to cross back.As your walking with your back to traffic on your side then all you have is your ears to keep you alive ,in the country you have a chance of hearing an electric car (luckily i have good hearing) stepping off a path in a town would be unadvisable as you wouldnt hear an electric car over the din of town life!
If your putting sounds on electric cars go further and put them on bicycles i have more close calls with them than electric cars and they invade footpaths aswell!

I hate to be a pedant but ZEBRA crossings don't make any noise and are not controlled by lights. They have a Belisha Beacons instead. You are thinking of PELICAN crossings. Not all PELICAN crossings have the spinning button for blind people. It is up to the local authority whether to implement them or not. In Southampton some have the spinning button and some do not..

 

After reading your's and Kens post, I understand why some countries call us "whinging poms".


Edited by corydoras, 01 July 2019 - 09:32 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:48 PM

All,

 

I am said moron when in England. Through Pavlov conditioning I first look the wrong way first and I am half in the intersection before realizing I'm about to get killed by a double decker bus.

 

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#13 Ken L

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

Anecdotal evidence suggests that a man died and came back to life three days later and that miracles occur. The plural of anecdotes is not data.

I'm glad that legislation concerning sound made by electric vehicles is such a big concern for you. Many people have much more pressing concerns to occupy their time.

 

Did it never occur to you that you have had surgery to cure evolutionary weakneeses in your eyes? In the "wild" you would be reliant on others to feed you because you would not be a very effective hunter.

 

An evolutionary weakness? I'll tell that to the chappie whose fingers did the damage next time I have a beer with him - he's brown though so he might think the names you're calling him are a bit racist.


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Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

I hate to be a pedant but ZEBRA crossings don't make any noise and are not controlled by lights. They have a Belisha Beacons instead. You are thinking of PELICAN crossings. Not all PELICAN crossings have the spinning button for blind people. It is up to the local authority whether to implement them or not. In Southampton some have the spinning button and some do not..
 
After reading your's and Kens post, I understand why some countries call us "whinging poms".

Why whinging? I have no winge i mostly hear them but your granny crossing the gorbals may not in the din of whining scotsmen trying to undo white lightening bottles for breakfast

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:29 PM

New regulations to protect phone zombies.

 

Honestly, you couldn't make it up.

Whatever happened to the old fashioned notion of taking some personal responsibility and looking before stepping into a road?

 

All we really need is a resurrection of this -

 

https://youtu.be/6NWl_GK0qEI


Edited by Martin56, 01 July 2019 - 08:36 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:00 PM

In my case i cannot step off the road ,phone zombies get what they deserve especially talking using headphones
Is it legislation or cheap words ,you know the ones where cyclists on the pavements get fined? And marching them to cash machines to pay a fine etc
I see cyclists on pavements and going through red lights but never seen one stopped by police ,just cheap words .
Probably spin to hide something more important going on they dont want us to see

Edited by chesters1, 01 July 2019 - 09:06 PM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson


#17 Ken L

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

I remember the Tufty Club - but now it's been replaced by the insanity club.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:50 PM

I remember the Tufty Club - but now it's been replaced by the insanity club.

Wow - 4 Grand for not looking Left, Right then Left again!!!

 

Once again the Biggest Crooks (Lawyers) were the real winners here.

 

Judge said the bloke could have counter sued so she would have had to pay half of his Legal fees - 50 Grand apiece. 

 

(What were his Lawyers doing by not going after Her for that??)

 

Nice work if you can get it!!

 

Tufty says "Watch the road Ya' Gormless Git" black_eye.gif 


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

I've clipped two on the bike but the only one I hit full on was a gormless (and drunk) tit who thought it would be a good idea to jump in front of me.
I lost a tooth in that encounter but it was 7m before he hit the ground.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.