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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:27 
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Poor JJ!

I hadn't realised it was all someone else's fault!

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Still, don't despair JJ, think of all that lovely money, if nothing else!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 16:07 
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Ernest Marsh wrote:
With apologies to Bing Crosby!

"Busy Doing Nothing"

We're busy doing nothing, working all day through,
we're trying to find lots of things not to do.
We're busy going nowhere, isn't it such a crime ?
we'd like to be unhappy but we never do have the time.

I have to watch the river to see that it doesn't stop,
and stick around the rosebuds so they'll know when to pop.
Better keep those crickets cheerful,they're really a solemn bunch,
farso, farso. I never have the time for lunch.

I'd like to meet a turtle, and teach him how to swim,
then I have to shine the dew-drops, they're looking rather dim.
Meet my friend the robin and buy him a brand new vest.
Farso, farso, I never have time to rest.


Ernest I thought you ran a busness in Stavely how you got time to write songs?


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It's the original lyrics JJ :roll:

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Gatsobait wrote:
It's the original lyrics JJ :roll:

To be fair, it's not the sort of song you'd hear on HMS Tiger, where they had plenty to do. :lol:
It was written circa 1947, and featured in "A Conecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court" starring Bing Crosby.
Aside from that, I'm not usually engraving at 10.25 pm, although it HAS been known. It's one of the occasional perils of running your own business - you sometimes have to rely on your own efforts, and not handouts from others.

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JJ wrote:
In the main residental areas are 30mph or even 20 mph zones accidents tend to be slight with the occasional serious or worse.


So what happened to, "Hit at 30mph, 50% of pedestrians will die", and "You're twice as likely to kill someone at 35 as at 30".

Or do you now implicitly recognise this as a misrepresentation at best?
After all, as you say, you only get the occasional serious or worse - and how do you get worse than the death of a child running across the street?

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The criteria which we have to work to would not allow us operate in thses areas, as accidents do not cluster


If the truth be known, accidents don't cluster anywhere, except on a short-term basis - the RTTM effect - unless you have the rare true accident blackspot. Just get a computer to print a few hundred dots at random places on a map of England, and you'll see plenty of 'clusters'.

There's a lot of us who are plagued by chavs racing down our streets at 80+ at all times of the night, but we never see a camera. Why is that?

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