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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:16 pm 
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Sorry Jules to hear about your stolen bikes,
and the total lack of support from the police force,
i've had 5 dealing with the police over my years,
3 have been burglaries 1 at my garage 2 at my workshop
all just said here's your crime reference number.
Even with finger prints and lovely trainer prints in cement on the floor. :cen:
the last 2 were for speeding.
i have now zero respect for the lazy blue line.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:07 am 
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databar wrote:
Sorry Jules to hear about your stolen bikes,
and the total lack of support from the police force,
i've had 5 dealing with the police over my years,
3 have been burglaries 1 at my garage 2 at my workshop
all just said here's your crime reference number.
Even with finger prints and lovely trainer prints in cement on the floor. :cen:
the last 2 were for speeding.
i have now zero respect for the lazy blue line.


Sorry you have lost your bikes and other stuff Jules. Apart from the financial loss it is unsettling to know someone has broken into your property.

Regarding Databar's comments we get the police force we pay and vote for and nobody wants to pay. It is also a thin line between an acceptable level of policing and a police state. Everyone has a different opinion about what is acceptable, and what is a police state and of course that opinion is understandably, often coloured by recent personal experience. On policing I have some sympathy for politicians. We expect first class policing at minimum cost.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:31 am 
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old cabbie 1945 wrote:
Regarding Databar's comments we get the police force we pay and vote for and nobody wants to pay.


We get the police force that the budget allows, and one can't influence what a government decides to provide, no matter how one votes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:58 am 
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The complaint around our way is that the police precept of the council tax goes up well above inflation every year and we get less and less for it. Our wonderful PCC was posting that he had got them to put the tax up an additional 5% for the police this year but then we still get nothing but a crime number on the phone when anything happens. I do very very occasionally see bobbies walking around town but for some reason now they appear to have top go in pairs, maybe so they are not lonely? It is not as if TW is a violent town, particularly in broad daylight, quite genteel really.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:50 pm 
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Thefts seem to be on the rise, particularly in rural areas. I thought they might of increased during the first lockdown last year but maybe the criminals were afraid of Covid too!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:06 pm 
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I wasn't serious about electrification (hence including keeping tigers in there, in the same sentence).

The thing I am most annoyed about, is the dearth of decent bikes available to buy now. I fancied a Voodoo Bizango a couple of years ago, can I get one now? No chance!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:35 am 
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I fancied a Voodoo Bizango


That's either a very exotic cocktail involving mango juice and coconut rum*, or some sort of euphemism.


* If so, I'll have two over here, but leave out the little umbrellas as they always get stuck up my nose.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:37 am 
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We've had a spate of Cat converter thefts and house bugalries. I found out via the very specific Police emails that come out over the Neighbourhood link You can set it to be told about your own interests / couple of streets.

I have copied my neighbour and fitted cameras to the front and back. They are WIFI connected, so you just need 1 hole in the wall for the power, and possibly a wifi extender to strengthen the signal to the camera (i got one from e b a y ). I bought the cameras direct from the Netvue website and a 128Gb memory card direct from Kingston.

Quiet a cheap but effective way of covering the house.
I have a similar camera covering the Saab and Beetle after some vandalism to the VW. It works well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:31 pm 
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Well after a long hard search, I located a Giant Escape 0, in London. All the cycle to work paperwork done, drove 3 hours there to collect it this morning, and 3 back. Very pleased with it - nice and subtle looking, very light, Shimano Deore all over.

I had been back not 2 hours, when I received a phone call. Some little scrote had been arrested for something, the Police did a search on the bike he was riding, and it matched the photo I submitted of mine following the burglary. A quick check in with I provided details of the non-standad pedals and saddle, followed by me checking the photos, confirmed it to be my bike. So I've provided a statement, and the suspect is having handling stolen goods added to his charge sheet. And apparently, I get my bike back. Nothing of the wife's, but I suppose I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Fate obviously thought I deserved the new bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:43 pm 
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Good result. The system does work sometimes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:59 am 
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That is good news, sometimes the system works.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:07 pm 
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Of course you deserved a new bike.

The correct number of bikes in ones garage is n+1, where n is the current number of bikes in ones garage.

This equation also holds true for Saabs

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:18 pm 
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.....but no more than s-1 where s is the number that will end up in the divorce courts.

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