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Is it a conspiracy or just idiocy? Why do qualified professional in the UK build such poor cycling infrastructure.
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Another case of British corruption.
An Inquest over the killing of a 76-year old woman by Protestants under the supervision of the Army keeps on being delayed by the refusal of the Ministry of Defence to release crucial evidence.
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Pensioner was 3,478th victim of Northern Ireland conflict but after many false starts family not confident of conclusion to case
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A moment of perfect speed on the bike lane +Sandra Hoj
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The British racket: Osborne has made the UK a tax haven for the benefit of British accountants and lawyers, people who all went to school together.

Follow-up post: http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2014/04/17/on-starbucks-territorial-taxation-and-the-creation-of-tax-haven-uk/
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What I find even more bizarre is allowing tax avoidance by foreign businesses such as Starbucks.
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Conspiracy or idiocy? Part 2
Most of London is badly designed for cycling, but these bike routes stand out as being utterly horrible to ride. Or just plain ridiculous.
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conspiracy. this is a longstanding issue with cyclists. the governments last 20 yrs have no real input into cycle revolution, fatal collision investigatigations or any real effective solution finding(after identifying the issues). The answers are in front of us. Why not adopt those? re: road engineering, Hgv danger, children&elderly's vulnerability etc
why to ignore the problem? to normalise road deaths, turn it into blame game then watch people fighting over trivial matters re: cycling instead of working with them -as seen in the Dutch way of problem solving
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"BP and the government made the Gulf oil spill much worse by dumping toxic dispersant in the water in an attempt to sink – and so temporarily hide – the oil.

In addition, adding dispersant makes oil 52 times more toxic than it would normally be.

EPA whistleblowers tried to warn us…

Gulf toxicologist Susan Shaw told us last year:

Covering up the [Gulf] oil spill with Corexit was a deadly action … what happened in the Gulf was a political act, an act of cowardice and greed.

(60 Minutes did a fantastic exposé on the whole shenanigan.)

And the cover up went beyond adding toxic dispersant.  BP and the government went so far as hiding dead animals and keeping scientists and reporters away from the spill so they couldn’t document what was really happening."
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Another case of corruption at the Metropolitan Police.
They cook the figures and then they threaten to fire the internal whistle-blower, who was called by the Parliamentary Committee.
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Police force contacted James Patrick, who revealed manipulation of crime statistics, three times
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Boris bikes cost us £4.85 PER JOURNEY (that is after sponsorship and user charges). That compares to 17p per bus journey.

Part of the net cost is the one-off installation; but soon we will have to pay for the wear and tear of the bikes.

This is a consequence of the typical British mafia of the contractors. Serco charges extortionate amounts to ship bikes around the docking stations. I have friends who were paid £60/hour by Serco for routine maintenance work.

"Written response from the Mayor

The total net cost of Barclays Cycle Hire to date is in fact £131m. The scheme has served more than 27 million journeys since its inception, or around 7.7 million a year on average. This compares extremely favourably with the cost/journey ratio achieved by many other transport projects."
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I think you're right on target. It is absurdly expensive, and it can't revolutionize transport because the capacity isn't there. If a lack of bikes had ever been the problem, London could have handed out two million of them for what this scheme, with its 6500 or so bikes, has cost. But really the problem remains the lack of somewhere good enough to ride bikes in London.

The hire bikes themselves seem fine. I rode some last year. But it's a decorative public fountain, not running water to very home.
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UK Agent, Christiania Bikes
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  • Futures trader, present
  • K4RGO - Cargobike evangelist
    2013 - present
    One of the world's foremost expert in cycle logistics, cargobikes and their use.
  • Velorution
    Director, 1997 - 2012
  • UBS
    1993 - 1995
  • PaineWebber
    1986 - 1988
  • Sumitomo
    1983 - 1986
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London
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Milano - Copenhagen - Norwich - Fointainebleau
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I have three wonderful children.


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Owned the most beautiful bicycle shop in ...
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  • Insead
    MBA, 1983 - 1983
  • UCL
    Economics, 1980 - 1982
  • Copenhagen International School
    1974 - 1976
  • Rygaards
    1973 - 1974
  • Liceo Scientifico Enrico Mattei
    1976 - 1979
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January 1, 1961