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Pasty_Spumante

Member since Nov 2017 • Last active Jul 2020

(Up)hill-hater who is new to the cycling world (love at first ride) and trying to make up for lost time by immersion in trying different models, materials, building, buying and selling different bits (hopefully without losing too much money) until I settle on a few things that really suit me in different circumstances.

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Purely as a comparable consumer product, it wouldn't/couldn't be a bargain at £500 so under no circumstances have you missed out IMO

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    Hi - can't lay my hands on adapters to make skyrim elite disc 142 (from 135). Anyone got any (would need posting) or can you point me on the correct direction - struggling to see the wood for the tress

    Cheers all

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    have an 820 with a buggered screen (not structurally) but in perfectly functional and usable order. has faint lines and a halo (it's not pretty) but actually can be used without issue and all features work. PM if interested. cheers

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    hi - yes, i've completed the V62 and sent it off.

    My question is more about who I put as the Registered Keeper for insurance purposes given that I haven't yet received the V5 in my name? My inclination - as in good faith I have purchased the vehicle and own and, in all practicality am the new keeper, and have receipt and correspondence to that end - is just to put myself as the registered keeper

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    Yes, I think the only way is a V62 via post in my position (new owner applying for a v5 the previous owner keeper had lost). Doesn't appear to be an online option and phone calls are not for general public atm

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Morning all -

    bought a van off my neighbour - he had it for years - but he hasn't got the v5C. Got a receipt for van and i've sent off a V62 for a new V5 - ordinarily he'd have phoned up with debit card and got a new one within a few days and we'd have done the normal switchero0, however Covid means only HGV and Essential Key Workers can use the phone lines - which can take several weeks. He's kept the tax going until i receive the V5 - can I just insure it saying I'm the owner and registered keeper, considering I am/will be and there's no way of knowing the exact moment registration will flip from him to me? I can insure near instantly and don't need to produce the V5 of course.

    cheers

  • in Forums
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    Thanks for your interesting points and also @Tenderloin for your signpost towards some material.

    As there perhaps appears to be some identification of the issues, reasons and impact, hopefully some to meaningful solutions and actions to help eradicate inequality can come as a result of this, historical and any subsequent movements. Is a significant issue the lack of BAME representation and decision makers within different organisations; business, sport, political, military, public services etc and if so would anyone favour legislation that ensures representation is more 'representative' and diverse?

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    Difficult to articulate my thoughts In a way that won't come across as naive/ignorant (perhaps I'm both), perhaps even offensive to some but essentially I think there's a disproportionate amount of information/statistics relating to the treatment/outcomes of BAME population compared to true investigation and conversation around the "Why?" Why are BAME citizens 3.5 times more likely to be 'stopped and searched'? Is it because the police force are inherently racist? Why are they inherently racist? What can be done be done about this 'root and branch'? What proportion of BAME and non-BAME stop and search subjects are arrested/cautioned? Surely that's a much better indicator of criminality, no? Are there links between race and levels/types of crime? If so, let's investigate what and why and do something about it. What about Social Media influences - who is saying what, what is the racial profile of their 'subscriber-ship' and what, in turn is the impact on their outcomes and behaviours? Why, and how can it be challenged?
    Levels of racial inequality and inequality of all types are clear and shameful but making noise about it is only a tiny part of the solution to this terrible unfairness - change has to be developed inclusively and holistically as what is really changing of we force a non-BAME figurehead to act however the lack of diversity among the decision makers remains? Look at the influence of sports people; what are their backgrounds? Is there a disproportionate number of black footballers/sportspersons for example, answering "what would life be like if you weren't a sports-star?" with "I'd be dead or in prison" Is this representative of UK society and is there clear divisions based on race? If so, why? Should there be legislation that forces proportional representation of all protected characteristics across all areas such as political powers, sporting bodies etc? In isolation, did the South African Rugby Union protocol to force teams to have X number of black players lead to a greater number of black players and coaches, beyond the 'at least' number to be represented within the sport both as players and coaches? If so, was the initial controversy linked to positive discrimination deemed worth it as it's led to much greater genuine inclusivity?

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