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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:31 am

does anyone agree that ubiquitous potholes have taken much of the pleasure out of drivng?
even on my local routes where I know most of their locations, rememberng to avod them is a pain.... :evil:
on strange roads concentrating on the surface ahead is constant.......BUT I have a solution!

there are presently thousands of idle but able-boded persons detained at her majesty's pleasure....they could be organised into pothole-filling gangs.....no pay, but for every day's work, they get two days off their sentence.......end up with lots of experienced potholers..........win, win, win!

[for those of you old enough to remember the monster raving loony party, this is not one of their ideas!]

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:10 am

Would get my vote in an instant.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:15 am

Don't forget the unemployed!!

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PostPost by: jono » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:16 am

...it won't happen, imagine the uproar in The Guardian - 'uman rights!
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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:41 am

"That's the sound of the men working on the Chain Gangs" so the old song goes :-)

Not sure this would fly though, maybe employ more council workers and get the government to fund the councils better rather than waste money on some of the less effective elements they throw money at these days>
Oh no I just went political, sorry guys :-(
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:38 am

Unfortunately filling the holes is just a temporary fix. In a few days / weeks / months the pothole will reappear. The real solution is wholesale improvement to the road surfaces - i.e. a big job which few councils can afford.

Surrey, one of the wealthiest counties in the UK, has amongst the worst roads for potholes I've driven anywhere in the developed world (driven in 19 countries and counting).

A good friend of mine was killed when he came off after hitting a pothole on his pushbike a year ago.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bbc.co ... p/39142288

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:15 pm

when i was still working in england (1980 - 1985 ca.) they weren't all that bad. switzerland btw has a proper or functioning democracy which means WE also get new roads and sometimes fixed potholes (these folks here are rich enough to usually pave the entire road) this here is the opposite of the US! sandy
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:56 pm

This thread brings Cool hand Luke to mind... Haven't eaten a cold Boiled egg for years!
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PostPost by: prezoom » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:31 pm

It is a great use of the detained. We have "Honor Camps", out in the back country, for those on good behavior and low risk crimes in my neck of the woods. These people, both men and women, are used for fighting forest/brush fires and making improvements to parks, and trail systems. It is a win win for everyone. No one complains.
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:02 pm

Rob,

It wouldn't happen here; believe me the bleeding heart liberals would march on Parliament. It's impossible for the Government to do anything without trial by media
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm

prezoom wrote:It is a great use of the detained. We have "Honor Camps", out in the back country, for those on good behavior and low risk crimes in my neck of the woods. These people, both men and women, are used for fighting forest/brush fires and making improvements to parks, and trail systems. It is a win win for everyone. No one complains.


In South Carolina we have litter crews in orange "uniforms " on the interstates... again everyone benefits...
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm tempted to give this stuff a try

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:05 pm

i'd have a bottle - its even the fortified stuff: lovely stuff¨! thanks sandy 4982
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:16 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH, yes please!

A friend once made some brews for a weekend gathering of enthusiasts of old BMW motorbikes. The stout that looked like dirty motor-oil went the fastest and was my fave.

Or back to the original post, you could always try this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... s-drawings
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