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punkture

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jun 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Tough break for Willey, I thought him over Curran but whoever lost out was gonna be hard done by

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Yeah but after sending it to Gios to get the right blue etc the cost will be so much its not worth it. It's a beautiful frame but it's still an old steel frame....

    This is why I've waited for so long

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I've had half an eye out for one of these for years (in a 52 but still see pretty much everything that comes through here) and unfortunately it's a long wait in store. Best advice would be to search Turin bike classifieds and go to the gios shop and local second ha d bike shops in the area.

    They just don't come up often in good condition but good luck

  • in Classifieds
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    well that clears it up, lucky you asked

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think its the way he puts it, as if its some big conspiracy. 'Its an interesting phenomenon' contains plenty of, lets say, moralising undertones.

    Why shouldn't Israel do a 'our enemy is your enemy so despite us being enemies lets not attack each other for the moment' kinda deal with Al Nusra Front? Its basic diplomacy. They have done similar deals with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Hamas in the early days, the PA. Thats just the machinations of a nation state.

    Milne is trying to hint that theres something more sinister there which feeds into alot of the anti semitic conspiracy theory rhetoric washing around the left wing of the Labour party that ISIS was a Zionist plot etc etc

  • in Travel & Trips
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    I'm hoping that you realise that my comment was saying that Israel is NOT forward thinking, progressive or awesome and that impression is a total and well cultivated mirage. It is the opposite and I was being sarcastic, because all your good times and arak shots are effectively funded by the misery of a captive population.

    If you partake without making an active effort to see another side, you legitimise apartheid and are complicit. This is partly because it is SO EASY to see the other side because it is as I said before, hiding in plain sight.

    You didn't see discrimination? Seriously? If you were in Jerusalem, one of the most racially divided and segregated cities in the world and didn't see discrimination then you didn't look.
    How many Arab areas does that tram stop in? Whats the difference between the Jewish and Arab bus stations? Why are there separate bus stations?!? Why are there so many 18 year olds wandering around with army uniforms and massive guns? Did you see any Arabs with uniforms and guns? How much of the 'Israeli' infrastructure is located in illegal areas? Did you see the seperation wall? You know it runs through Jerusalem right?

    I'm sorry to have a go but you cannot go there and have a neutral, apolitical experience. In that country, every action is political.

    You started this thread...

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    you are only allowed to bump with a price drop.

    Gorgeous bike but too expensive

    GLWS

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    anyone have a Hackney/NE London recommendation for a carpenter to replace a rotted window sill on a sash window?

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    I don't see the problem with people using their privilege to try and enact the change that those with less privilege wouldn't be able to.

    Or are you guys advocating that they instigate violence or somesuch so that they can also be mistreated by the police and therefore end up 'equal' with those without privilege? Sounds like a fairly dumb ass suggestion to me

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