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by KingstonGraham
Wed Oct 16, 2019 05:41 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Join the Labour Party and save your country!
Replies: 9478
Views: 210535

Re: Join the Labour Party and save your country!

There's nothing in the story to support that. It sounds like the only problem came with the tax reduction. So the moral is, be very careful when cutting taxes.
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 21:40 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Join the Labour Party and save your country!
Replies: 9478
Views: 210535

Re: Join the Labour Party and save your country!

I think the major flaw is the idea that the decrease in taxes comes with no reduction in services. If you read the analogy, the point is that an attempt to raise taxes can actually decrease tax revenues... There's no way that's the message. The amount of "tax" given to the "governmen...
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 21:11 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Join the Labour Party and save your country!
Replies: 9478
Views: 210535

Re: Join the Labour Party and save your country!

I think the major flaw is the idea that the decrease in taxes comes with no reduction in services. If you read the analogy, the point is that an attempt to raise taxes can actually decrease tax revenues... There's no way that's the message. The amount of "tax" given to the "governmen...
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:39 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712912

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

Throw a confirmatory ref in there and it'll pass. Unless he's chicken.
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:32 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Join the Labour Party and save your country!
Replies: 9478
Views: 210535

Re: Join the Labour Party and save your country!

I think the major flaw is the idea that the decrease in taxes comes with no reduction in services.
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 13:55 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Join the Labour Party and save your country!
Replies: 9478
Views: 210535

Re: Join the Labour Party and save your country!

I guess the original story of the ten men in a bar was from the US: I find it quite handy to explain the human reaction to higher taxes to people: https://www.moorestephens.co.uk/msuk/moore-stephens-south/news/april-2016/the-tax-system-explained-using-a-beer-analogy :lol: I never get tired of that ...
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74778
Views: 3923965

Re: Silly commuting racing

...These worked a treat this morning: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/gripgrab-hi-vis-cyclingaiter/?sku=100384192... On this recommendation I ordered a pair of these today. If I'm less than satisfied with their performance, at least I know where you live :mrgreen: Today I had a harder ride in than intende...
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 09:38 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 99
Views: 2047

Re: Ban SUVs

Smudgerii wrote:Not read much of the thread, but...

Wouldn’t be without my LWB Mitsi L200 2.5 derv guzzling climate killer, much more practical than my 3ltr beemer.


I googled it - that's a van, right? I can see how it would be more practical.
by KingstonGraham
Tue Oct 15, 2019 08:30 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 3546

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Oh dear. Good for the tournament to have the hosts going well. But this hurts. Perhaps Cake Stoppers can start a campaign claiming that the result was only advisory :wink: :D Typed that during the match when the 3rd Japanese try went over. Did not look at all good then for Scotland. Thought overall...
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 17:21 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712912

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

In case you hadn't noticed, there is a tendency by many on here when debating a specific issue to go off on a tangent and say things like 'oh, but we have to consider other things/what about the wider issue/etc'. Usually when they're losing the argument about the specific issue. "Solving"...
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:36 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5585
Views: 276128

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

i still dont get this marthon thing. Guy is allowed to break the rules and therefore breaks a record, but it wont count as he broke the rules. In that case I might as well get sponsorship from Amgem and Specialised and ride Le Tour a week early jacked up on EPO and on an e-bike Noone's stopping you.
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 13:28 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5585
Views: 276128

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Gatlin did the 100m in 9.45 seconds but that didn't count because of a tail wind. Not much different, they are both insanely fast despite conditions that make them ineligible for records.

Of course, 2:01:39 is still insanely fast.
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712912

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

In case you hadn't noticed, there is a tendency by many on here when debating a specific issue to go off on a tangent and say things like 'oh, but we have to consider other things/what about the wider issue/etc'. Usually when they're losing the argument about the specific issue. "Solving"...
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712912

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

If someone doesn't understand your point, it's not always their fault OK, tell me what part of my reply above wasn't clear. I'll try and summarise what I think you were saying: Only the long term future is important, and you can only make reliably accurate forecasts for the short term. Therefore th...
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1134
Views: 30121

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

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They all just seem to drive around Knightsbridge. It must be really unpleasant to drive one in traffic.
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

My favourite stat from this run - there have been over 51 million Parkruns (that are a nominal distance of 5k), out of those only 5 have ever been run faster than the 5k splits in this marathon. That's an amazing stat although I guess, once you think about it, that it's quite possible that most qui...
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:45 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 10190
Views: 255674

Re: Donald Trump

Trump supporters gathering at a Trump property had a room with pro-Trump memes playing. One of them had Trump as the guy from Kingsman in "the church of fake news" shooting BBC news in the face (among many others).
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:41 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15053
Views: 470727

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

TheBigBean wrote:Extinction rebellion again. Today's choice of junctions to block is one only open to cyclists and buses. At least one of those buses is electric.


They got your attention then?
by KingstonGraham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:39 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712912

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

I wonder if bringing May's deal back to parliament as part of the agreed surrender act and Parliament not agreeing to it is the PMs get out for not having to write the extention letter. I've been trying to think of a reason why the Benn amendment went through so easily. You should read the Benn ame...

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