From: Doug on
On 21 June, 10:23, allen-uk <g.bocc...(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Doug:
>
> Not quite sure why you put up with the insults and derision that many
> of this lot chuck your way; message-group users who post such
> belligerence are usually the very ones who, in the unlikely event of
> ever meeting you in public, would be as nice as the proverbial pie.
> The anonymity of the web covers many character defects, does it not.
>
Very true :)
>
> I too cycle rather than walk due to disability - which in my case is
> only having one leg. Walking is possible, but tiring and often
> painful. Cycling is a joy - distances can be covered for such
> (relative) lack of effort.
>
Again, very true. Do you also wonder why the authorities do not
recognise a bicycle as a disability aid but they do a wheelchair and
mobility buggy?
>
> Keep at it, pal, but I would agree that avoiding Friday afternoons in
> most UK built-up areas is not a bad idea.
>
Thanks,

Doug.

From: Tony Dragon on
Brimstone wrote:
>
> "bod" <bodron57(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:889vr2Fq3sU1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> Brimstone wrote:
>>>
>>> "The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)no-spam-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in
>>> message news:KcPTn.32990$hS4.31319(a)newsfe26.ams2...
>>>> Jim A wrote:
>>>
>>>>> I agree it's bollox. I don't need to wear a stupid t-shirt to let you
>>>>> know I don't pay motoring taxes for my bicycle which, funnily enough,
>>>>> doesn't have a motor.
>>>>
>>>> But it is a vehicle used on the road - hence the commonly understood
>>>> term ROAD TAX.
>>>>
>>> "Commonly understood" isn't necessarily correct. What you describe as
>>> "Road Tax" hasn't been paid by anyone since long before you were born
>>> and even then ONLY applied to motor vehicles.
>>>
>>>
>> But commonly 'referred to' as 'road tax'.
>> You are being pedantic.
>>
> If "road tax" had only recently been abolished or if the monies from VED
> went into a separate pot marked "Only for spending on roads" you might
> have a point. Since it isn't, you don't.
>
>

While you are correct in what it's called (the police often call it 'the
rent') & you may not like any part of TMH, it is true that it is
referred to by many as 'road tax' or 'car tax'
Direct gov refer to it as 'vehicle tax' & 'car tax'
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/motoring/owningavehicle/howtotaxyourvehicle/index.htm


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Tony Dragon
From: Brimstone on

"The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)no-spam-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:iTSTn.143361$eS7.59958(a)newsfe25.ams2...
> Brimstone wrote:
>> "The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)no-spam-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in
>> message news:LcPTn.32991$hS4.26177(a)newsfe26.ams2...
>>> Brimstone wrote:
>>>> "The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)no-spam-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in
>>>> message news:WINTn.17607$_m6.8124(a)hurricane...
>>>>> Brimstone wrote:
>>>>>> "Doug" <jagmad(a)riseup.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:058a8ce5-8669-475d-9848-46676c13cbed(a)c10g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
>>>>>>> On 20 June, 21:55, "GT" <a...(a)b.c> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> You'll be talking to the animals next!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I talk to dogs sometimes and they seem to understand quite a lot,
>>>>>>> like 'sit', 'stay', 'bad dog!', 'good boy!, etc.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> If only you could acquire a dog's ability to understand, Doug.
>>>>>
>>>>> Would he then be 'barking' mad? Oh I forgot, he already is.
>>>>>
>>>> You see, you do have a kindred spirit.
>>>
>>> I never could work out what you were on about.
>>>
>> Thus demonstrating that you're even more dumb than Doug. Because he
>> can work it out.
>
> What a shame you have such difficulty in expressing yourself in English.
>
What a shame you have such difficulty understanding English.


From: Jim A on
On 06/22/2010 12:28 AM, The Medway Handyman wrote:
>> If "road tax" had only recently been abolished or if the monies from
>> VED went into a separate pot marked "Only for spending on roads" you
>> might have a point. Since it isn't, you don't.
>
> If a motorist didn't have to pay a specific tax to use the road

A motorist doesn't have to pay a specific tax if (s)he chooses a
suitable vehicle.

>, you might
> have a point.

Now there's a thing.

> Since they do, you don't.

Ding dong you're wrong.


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From: Adrian on
Tony Dragon <tony.dragon(a)btinternet.com> gurgled happily, sounding much
like they were saying:

>> Umm, not necessarily they don't. If I recall correctly, last time this
>> was raised I not only explained how it was perfectly possible to
>> legally use a motor vehicle without paying any fuel duty or road tax,
>> but even linked to some examples for sale that would have been ideal
>> for your business - and would have given great publicity value as a
>> side benefit.
>>
>> But - strangely - you decided to pooh-pooh the whole concept and
>> instead flounced.
>>
>> I wonder why.

> You said 'road tax'

Gotta bring it down to his level, otherwise he gets all confused. You
know I know the reality of VED...