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by D363
17 Jul 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20375

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

accepted as what? ( "trans women") as women maybe not, as people fine. I am puzzled at all the kerfuffal since dealing with one another as just genderlless/sexless people is more than adequate most of the time? There are just a few situations where it matters eg dating, childbirth, "...
by D363
14 Jul 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20375

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

accepted as what? ( "trans women") as women maybe not, as people fine. I am puzzled at all the kerfuffal since dealing with one another as just genderlless/sexless people is more than adequate most of the time? There are just a few situations where it matters eg dating, childbirth, "...
by D363
14 Jul 2020, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20375

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Sexism is indeed alive and well in the 'debate', just as it was in Monty Python. It wasn't that that got Life of Brian banned though. Having read a number of the links in this thread and associated commentary, there does seem to a depressing amount of hostility to transgender people around at prese...
by D363
13 Jul 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20375

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Sexism is indeed alive and well in the 'debate', just as it was in Monty Python. It wasn't that that got Life of Brian banned though. Having read a number of the links in this thread and associated commentary, there does seem to be a depressing amount of hostility to transgender people around at pr...
by D363
13 Jul 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20375

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Sexism is indeed alive and well in the 'debate', just as it was in Monty Python. It wasn't that that got Life of Brian banned though. Having read a number of the links in this thread and associated commentary, there does seem to a depressing amount of hostility to transgender people around at presen...
by D363
4 Jul 2020, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5942

Re: CUK supports BLM

John Wayne? Not a specific dislike of mine but I suspect if you look back at the films he was in, most if not all will seem creaky and out of tune with reality or historic accuracy. Most historical films reflect many of the nuances of the time they were made as much as they depict accuracy... But l...
by D363
24 Jun 2020, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing apples
Replies: 25
Views: 1413

Re: Missing apples

**ALERT** Thread resurrection I’ve four Apple trees different ages different varieties. I went to see them last night armed with secateurs to thin the number of apples down. Nothing I couldn’t find a single apple I’ve had bad years when there’s only been a few but never none at all. All I can think...
by D363
22 Jun 2020, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Black Durham trainee vicar denied job at 'white' church
Replies: 88
Views: 2188

Re: Black Durham trainee vicar denied job at 'white' church

Why would he go to a Pentecostal church if he's CofE?
by D363
21 Jun 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Flat pedal recommendations

Thanks everyone. The V8 was the first choice but I couldn't find any in stock anywhere. I'll probably go for the loose bearing option and keep up with the greasing.
by D363
21 Jun 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Flat pedal recommendations

Currently I've got both SPDs and flats on different bikes and have decided I prefer flats of the BMX / MTB type. But, looking at buying them new there's a lot of options. Looking at the low cost end, Spa Cycles have some rebranded wellgos, system ex MP 650, and elsewhere there's the unpromisingly na...
by D363
17 Jun 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just one of those days
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: Just one of those days

mikeymo wrote:
Interesting that the video he originally posted has now been made private.


It's not - he bungled the first link, which was always private, then reposted it properly, which is still public.
by D363
10 Jun 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9497

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Freddie, it's not being argued that the killings haven't happened, but that violence, brutalisation and exclusion create further violence and brutalisation which perpetuates through generations. And that the legacy of slavery and of black people being presented as subhuman has an important role in t...
by D363
9 Jun 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9497

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

roubaixtuesday wrote:
mercalia wrote:
The Commissar for Diversity in the Public Realm


Either your auto correct or your sense of proportion has failed, I'm not sure which.


I think the clue is in the typeface colour ;-)
by D363
9 Jun 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9497

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

We have deep national angst about the treatment of racial minorities, and all some people want to focus on is a bit of damage to the bronze effigy of a slave trader. It seems clear enough that the national angst isn't shared by everyone, and in fact that 'so what?' is the response of some. Edit to ...
by D363
8 Jun 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9497

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Dear Mike Sales, Me thinks you play the racist card too freely! If there is a genetic element to the vulnerability risk amongst ethnic groupings it is just that, in much the same way that Sickle Cell is not a risk to non-Afro Caribbean humans. Both risk must be researched & efforts made to elim...