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Member since Mar 2010 • Last active May 2019

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    Ah, assumed that was specific suede cleaner. Tah!

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    I need some advice. I have a pair of Stella McCartney trainers that are fluo pink/white plastic mesh outer with beige reflective flashes and a yellow neoprene inner. They've got oil and chocolate gelato (lol) spills that the washing machine won't touch on cold and I'm terrified of melting them or fading the fluo. Any ideas on stain removal?

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    Now that's lovely. Books are always a great idea.

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    Lads. Lads. Lads.
    Just fucking leave it.
    You're all just shouting and achieving nothing.
    You've achieved something. Kibosh no longer affiliated. People aware.
    You're just giving space to him.
    Unless you're hoping to keep this going to get some more juicy gossip."

    This. Amazed to see the thread still going and the same people getting a kick out of it. Using words like 'exploit the situation' just gives me the creeps. Thanks to the people who sent constructive emails/messages to myself, Kibosh & Albion. It's much appreciated.

    Also hilarious (not) to see someone use 'traveller' as an insult to Tom a few pages back and no-one blink an eye. AFAIK he has no links to the traveller community. Ironically, I do. We're not all thieves and rip-off merchants you know.

    I'm just recovering from surgery so I can't be bothered to expend more energy on this. I hope everyone can feel like much of this has been resolved and that those who aren't satisfied can deal with it without resorting to playground tactics. Cheerio.

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    "Imagine you are a minority (race, religion, gender) and you come across Mamnick and see that you are clearly not welcome in already white dominated sport, how would you feel?

    NO amount of ..

    .. but he is so nice in the pub
    .. but he just hates the bad guys of islam
    .. but he gives us free socks

    .. is acceptable.

    If you still can't see it, you never will so there is no point in explaining further.
    If #MeToo has taught us anything, it is that values matter.

    As for Thom, you are unfortunately mis-guided and I hope you turn this page."

    Thanks for posting this amey. I felt like it needed posting again.

    I can see it. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear yet.

    I try to see the best in people and give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm sorry if that seemed like I was apologising for racist or sexist behaviour - I wasn't aware of the breadth or depth of Thom's views. I've seen enough now to know these do not align with mine. I boycott a number of brands and individual's that are no better or worse than this. I feel like an idiot for allowing myself to let my guard down because of connections through a sport we all love and often wrongly assume that everyone is on the same page because of.

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    David, I'm so sorry to read this. I was mentored by and had lovely working relationships with lots of CTUK members. I also ceased being a freelancer because it was so hard to scrape a living during quieter times so I appreciated not only your extensive work but the very existence of a worker's co-op in our field. Wishing you and everyone else at CTUK the best for the future.

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    I had two Mju 2's but both of them kept breaking. Same as my XA. I'm now trying my luck with a Konica Big Mini. I've had it for years but it's a simpler beast and hopefully, the shots will come out okay! Broke my elbow and waiting for surgery so manual shooting is out the window for a few months. Absolutely gutted.

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    'you want to use him as some kind of wider political symbol and reduce the damage he is doing to his own personal enterprise'

    Simply put. No this is not what I'm trying to do. I do not care about that. It is beyond reduction IMHO. The damage has been done. I just wanted to get to the truth. I care about those associated with him, who like Neil said, take him at face value. There is a clear line between 'Brexit banter' and blatant racism, it can surprise us all who crosses it and it's only natural that people want to see evidence and ask questions, which they have done. Am I the only one who's not allowed?

    Once again, you attempt to tell me what to do. Nobody asked you to participate.