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Old February 12th 17, 08:25 PM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 11/02/2017 09:32, Martin wrote:


Roads were better in near third world urban Greece in the 1970s.


Fewer vehicles, and more critically fewer, or even no bad
winters, when roads are coated with salt, suffer frost
heave, followed by heavy rain, all while being pounded
by traffic.

And I suspect that the shift to front wheel drive and
much more powerful and heavier cars is the real cause.

An FWD car joining a main road accelerates as it turns,
so the driven wheels are exterting a tearing effect on
the road, whereas a RWD car has its driven wheels
kept parallel (assuming a live axle), and the front
wheels are just rolling along the road.


Trouble with that line is that we dont in fact see the
intersection with the main road being worn out first.

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On 10/02/2017 23:21, wrote:


You borrow £70 billion every year because the voters won't wear
the level of taxes that would avoid borrowing £70 billion every year
and won't accept the loss of what £70 billion every year pays for.


Your'e a typical head-in-the-sand socialist who only cares about
buying votes to get through the next election.


I didn’t say I agreed with that approach, I JUST said that that
is why that happens.

If you had bothered to pay attention during the run up to the
2010 election, when Gordon Browns *deficit* had exceeded the
annual cost of the 'free' NHS, you might have heard reference
to the 'structural deficit'.

This is the amount of impossible growth that the economy
would need to achieve to remove that deficit. Hence the
the so-called 'cuts', which aren't cuts at all. Hardly
anything has been cut. You need to see what Healey was
forced to do in 1976 after the IMF bailed us out to
understand what 'cuts' means. That will happen again.


Bet it doesn’t and the IMF wont be bailing the UK out either.

The basic rate of tax would have to be 40% to get rid
of that deficit. Try plugging that into the treasury
model to see the effect on the economy.


Which is another reason why £70 billion is borrowed
every year, particularly while it costs so little in interest.

And of course such tax increases would not be paid by
the 20 Million people living off the Labour partys
gerrymandering handouts like Housing Benefit, 'free' NHS
'free' prescriptions; 'free' motability cars, 'free'
child benefit with no upper limit and of course pensions.

On a recent BBC R4 World at one someone from Ffylde was
being interviewed about the so-called NHS 'crisis'. He said
the just 3% of the local population are responsible for 50%
of their costs. many of them repeat 'offenders' with weight
problems, type2 diabetis and all the ensuing complications,
and of course substance abusers and LOL's blocking beds.


Yes, its been well know for a long time that it’s the last year
or so of most people's lives where they incur most of the
costs to the NHS. But for some odd reason, it has never
been considered to be politically acceptable to just pull
the plug on those when their cost to the system is getting
too high. Or to just pull the plug on those born premature
who are about to cost the NHS a lot. Or even to just yawn
and let him die when Simon deliberately jumped in front
of a truck.

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Old February 13th 17, 06:45 PM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 12/02/2017 12:28, Indy Jess John wrote:
On 12/02/2017 11:45, Andrew wrote:


And I suspect that the shift to front wheel drive and
much more powerful and heavier cars is the real cause.


You might be right, but front wheel drive doesn't really explain wear
and tear away from corners and junctions.

My theory is slightly different. Before we joined the Common Market,
the legislated standard road weight limit was 24 tons [1] (apart from

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That doesn't explain a particularly badly potholed road in my village
which has become a rat run (bloody satnavs) to get from a north/south
A road to an east west A road without being held up by a pair of
mini roundabouts in the village centre.

It is also the access road to the local primary school.

HGV's not allowed. Only a lightweeight single decker bus
uses that route. Most of the traffic is cars and vans.

After the recent cold spell, then heavy rain, the road surface
just disintegrated. The worst section is a sweeping left hand
bend where the front nearside wheel will be exerting a tearing action
away from the kerb, right where all the water is pouring along
the slight slope.

Another bad section is outside the school where the silly
Limp dem traffic calming hump is coated with red non-skid
stuff which cracks, allows the water and salt to be trapped
and then the entire road structure below comes to pieces
as vehicles bump over it. Also on a bend in the road.
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Old February 13th 17, 06:52 PM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 12/02/2017 13:15, Martin wrote:


but much more significant is Sheffield does very little road maintenance.


But they are cutting down loads of mature trees so they can resurface
the pavements. OBjectors are being threatened with some obscure law
intended for an entirely different problem.
 




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