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user800813590210

Member since Jun 2016 • Last active Sep 2019
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    Fairphone - they make a conflict mineral avoiding phone which is repairable and you can buy replacement bits. It’s fucking expensive and slow though. Buy a cheap Samsung and give a wodge to charity might be better.

    Speaking of though, boycotts are ideologically flawed tools which force the onus for responsibility onto the consumer, rather than the corporate body that does the dick move in the first place. It’s merely saying the consumer is the most important, and allowing any bad actors to get away with anything.

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    'less foreign aid' - this is bullshit right wing speech for 'giving to charity'. Foreign aid is a fraction of the budget of the military and far more effective at making the world safer. Foreign aid also includes the money that the EU gave back to us to do things like build stuff in poorer areas and have art events, as opposed to the military, which seems to be the UK's number 1 provider of homeless alcoholics.

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    That’s numberwang. Or, perhaps, just regular wang.

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    Corbyn's refusal to do an election has fucked up Dominic Cumming's plan. I bet that their entire project hinged on getting another election in before the 31st, and the fact that they couldn't foresee other people acting against their best interests - and in the best interests of the country, imho - shows how shallow they really are.

    I hope the Torys are doomed to the outer darkness of politics forever after this, with the Brexit party taking their place and proving to be the shower of incompetent cunts that UKIP were.

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    Us normal people would be appalled at having to make a choice between no deal Brexit and regular full fat Brexit, as it would be calamitous to thousands of people; however Boris Johnson is already PM, and he’s rich, so he’s not worried about the fall out. He’s achieved all his goals and now he just wants to ride out being PM for as long as possible, which means that Johnson wants the sort of Brexit that will let Johnson be PM afterwards.

    Will it work if he calls an election? Possibly. He might be able to get enough people to fall on their swords for a while, as the civil service is unanimous in saying he is a shit boss and probably can’t run a country for long. All he has to do is appease the ERG and they’ll keep him in... for a while.

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    Even my parents, who are massive lefties and do a lot of involved charitable work, think that Corbyn’s policies haven’t changed since the 60s. The Tory media has effectively poisoned the well

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    Yeah, but postage is going to be a PITA. Good point though, if the original poster can’t/doesn’t feel up to making repairs maybe a different bike would be better. Although I think that 150 euros for a steel racer is pretty reasonable in my part of Europe.

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    Wait, somebody ‘tipped’ Limmy £150 for doing shit jokes on twitch? Fuck me.

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    In the uk this sort of bike is seen as hopelessly old and past it, but in Europe this is totally fine... I guess the moral of the story would be ‘don’t ask a forum full of bike snobs if a bike is ok’.

    Flat bars are fine, sticking a pipe or even a cheap Planet X handlebar in there should be no problem. Just make sure to use the old brake levers for that full rat bike feel! Putting more modern brakes on is a bit more complicated as they’ve changed technologies/fittings several times. On my older bikes I use a pair of tektro-brand brakes which are designed to replace the older centre pull. Maybe it’s the r539, I can’t remember. That might not be the right thing for this bike, depending on when it was made, but expect things to be different from what the standards are now.

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    Perfect time for the Queen to abdicate and leave her least favourite son to do the thing.

    Although - wait - what happens if parliament is suspended and we don’t have a monarch? Does the head of the post office become lord regent of the UK?

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