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  1. He was stopped because of a report of a weapon, hence the armed response but I see your point Barry. Many of the MSM that have shown the edited video have cropped out the officer who fired their weapon by accident. Why so? Why do certain media outlets decide to change or omit details yet in other cases they go full on the attack. It's difficult enough for the Police to police but what are the public meant to think when not presented with the full picture.
  2. How would you report the man getting shot by police in Worcester? The varying spins by different media outlets is surprising. The BBC approach - The Daily Fail approach - The full unedited video was posted on Reddit which has now been locked and the video deleted. The Worcester News has a slightly clearer video. If you look closely at the police officer on the left you'll see a muzzle flash and then that same officer scramble to help the shot man. I'm no expert (or are the many folk of Reddit) but it looks like negligent discharge to me. Okay, that's a pretty bad mistake to make and all that but where's the uproar against that police officer compared to the one in the the article posted by Bibs? Is a police officer who speeds chasing criminals that are on a moped any worse than someone that can't handle a loaded weapon in public properly? It's the lack of reporting consistency and heavy bias that's applied to stories by the media that shape the public to their conclusions and that's concerning.
  3. The bigger problem is that it's taken WhatsApp and Messenger down with it.
  4. Love that green Esprit, my 2nd favourite colour .
  5. That's a very good point, and if the tracker company can fit it without wrecking your car then the thieves can find it too. The Automatrics MTrack have a youtube channel that shows you the kinda thing that happens when tracking/recovering a vehicle. As said before, do you really want it back after it's been ragged or stripped?
  6. It's been ages since I posted pictures of my Esprit here and since I had got her out for a check over I thought why not. Then it started to rain of course!
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    Depends on what he's basing his prediction on. It could be a whale manipulation or another MSM self-fulfilling prophesy, one I'm sure many will make bank on.
  8. Simon's first and only post was over 7 years ago sadly. I would presume he gave up on the project. Technology has progressed leaps and bounds in those 7 years so I'd say it's even more feasible. Once I've restored my SE I think something like this would be next on my list :).
  9. I would think it's probably staged like a lot of what is filmed. It'll make great telly.
  10. I had an inkling that something wasn't right when they past me, gorilla type gawping out the open passenger window checking the occupants as much as the car itself, so I suppose I was ready for it. I knew my options were limited and if they were going to take me out, better to take the bastards with me rather than innocent drivers around me. Just gave them a wide berth after that because what else could I do? Idiots like that are looking for a reaction/fight, don't give them what they want. It was in the days before dashcams.
  11. I've had a white Escort type van try to run me off the road while I was gently cruising up the M5 with a lass onboard. It was busy on the motorway, I was enjoying the company and keeping things easy when these monkeys in their circus van decided to try and make me crash by moving to the outside lane, overtaking and then abruptly swerving in to me with intent. I didn't work as I was aware of my surroundings of being boxed in by traffic and them hitting me would have been the better outcome, rather than braking hard and getting rear ended or swerving and causing a pile up. As I was overtaking a civic or something I thought the chav in the back was giving me the universal coffee beans salute with his hand out the window, perhaps couldn't wait 'til he got home for a wank and was looking for assistance finding his knob. On second glance however he was giving me the OK hand signal indicating cool car, or perhaps trying to pass me a blunt at 70mph. It's definitely not just in the US it happens, insanity and jealousy are universal unfortunately.
  12. The latest rumour is a shortage of toys at Christmas. They'll be a shortage of houses if more people follow this madness:
  13. Ah the joys. I remember the iron filings in my eyes from replacing the exhaust manifold in-situ, the bruised chest from replacing the timing belt / water pump and the burnt legs from wearing shorts whilst lying under the car in 30c sun. Who knew tears and shouting F's & C's were such just great lubricators.
  14. At this rate folk will be sat on their dyno-bike peddling like billy-o to charge their cars to drive to work Or running a diesel generator at home...
  15. Preventative maintenance is as good a reason as any . I'll be adding that to the list then for my planned rebuild, she's once round the clock at over 103k.
  16. What was the reason for replacing them? Reliability, performance or the old ones just getting old?
  17. I'm a bit confused (not hard these days) about the investment in China when this kind of thing is going on: Is there an internal power struggle going on in China? If they hate the west so much why all the investment and trade? This is probably not the best thread for it but it is connected. Sort of.
  18. This popped up on my Fudbook feed today, don't know why the Scottish Sun is suggested for me but hey, that's another travesty. The amusing and yet despairing part are the comments; the funniest was "how dare he take a picture while overtaking!". A close second was "overtaking two cars at the same time is dangerous!" but was quickly shot down by another by person saying "why, what about overtaking an artic' lorry that's a lot longer than 2 cars?". To think that these people could be called up for jury duty, with their preconceived ideas, prejudices and complete disregard for evidence.
  19. I "liked" it and in fact I do like it. It's the ONLY way Lotus will survive and progress to the future. Without investment and electrification Lotus would be as dead as an Aldi alkaline battery.
  20. The new quote from Pretty Woman 2 featuring the new leccy Lotus: "This thing handles like it's on rails! Yeah, a 12V rail"
  21. You wouldn't bore me @EuropaSman, although I can't speak for the others! In my old job I dealt with a lot of data and it always boiled down to one thing - why do you need it? Some current car manufacturers do this for Condition Based Monitoring purposes, for example how often you brake and at what speed, mileage and a plethora of other factors, to judge when your next service is due. In the case of mandatory car data recorders, they aren't implementing it just because they can, there must be a reason. Who has the right to access it - government, police, insurers - and what are they going to do with it? I'm no privacy fanatic or anything I'm just curious what the ultimate aim of this is and how it'll impact the future of driving. @mg4lotus, it'll probably be time-stamped or mileage-stamped which can still tell a lot.
  22. My cynical point of view used to be that it's a cash grab for insurance companies and absolutely nothing to do with safety. Flight recorders (aka Black Boxes) in aircraft do not make pilots safer pilots or help them avoid crashes. Black Boxes have always been about pointing the finger of blame and therefore who pays for the damages in the event of an accident, driven by the insurance companies. Don't have a data recorder fitted to your vehicle? An instant premium addition, zero NCD or worse - you'll become uninsurable. The only way that such "past event" data recording can have an impact on safety is if that data is open access and used to improve our vehicles, roads and junctions. Futurists believe that it's a data-mining exercise for the AI of driverless cars. I don't believe we're there yet or anywhere near it going by how the recent track & trace "project" cost and performed. However, my point of view has shifted, somewhat due to the second sentence of this post. Black Boxes don't make pilots have less crashes; years of training, thorough testing, experience and professionalism does that. Arguably more importantly, a tonne load of restrictions and control are just as effective - if you don't obey you'll lose your pilots licence. Pilots are constantly monitored. Drivers are subjected to hundreds of restrictions but yet millions still flout them each year going by the number of fines issued. There are still hundreds of crashes and deaths on our roads each year. So that leaves control. Control and behaviour of young drivers is quite effectively achieved with these so called Black Boxes so it makes perfect sense to expand the demographic to everyone. These are just the first steps to implementing it.
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