Who should we be boycotting?

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pwa » 21 Jun 2018, 7:47am

brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


Actually, bananas are not such a good example because they travel fairly efficiently by ship, rather than flown like beans from Kenya. Welsh bananas are hard to come by, but I do try to buy Welsh stuff where it is practical.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby mjr » 21 Jun 2018, 8:24am

landsurfer wrote:I'm boycotting anyone that boycotts anything.
Ill informed oiks !!

Oh, the irony, but it'll make reading this forum quicker.
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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pwa » 21 Jun 2018, 8:27am

mjr wrote:
landsurfer wrote:I'm boycotting anyone that boycotts anything.
Ill informed oiks !!

Oh, the irony, but it'll make reading this forum quicker.

Wasting your breath. Landsurfer isn't listening to you any more. Or me. :lol:

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby mercalia » 21 Jun 2018, 7:28pm

The Evening Standard now that Osbourn is the editor.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Jun 2018, 8:00pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


Actually, bananas are not such a good example because they travel fairly efficiently by ship, rather than flown like beans from Kenya. Welsh bananas are hard to come by, but I do try to buy Welsh stuff where it is practical.

They are taken by road to and from the ports
More energy is used to keep them from ripening

I am lucky, can do without bananas but some people just LOVE them

Saw a car sticker in gothic script:
"German citizens, buy German bananas!" :wink:
Cycling - of course, but it is far better on a Gillott..alternative facts welcome

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pwa » 22 Jun 2018, 8:08am

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


Actually, bananas are not such a good example because they travel fairly efficiently by ship, rather than flown like beans from Kenya. Welsh bananas are hard to come by, but I do try to buy Welsh stuff where it is practical.

They are taken by road to and from the ports
More energy is used to keep them from ripening

I am lucky, can do without bananas but some people just LOVE them

Saw a car sticker in gothic script:
"German citizens, buy German bananas!" :wink:


One good thing about bananas is that they provide carbohydrates in a moist palatable package that is easy to consume on the go. If I had never heard of bananas I know I could manage without them, but I've been eating them for more than fifty years and they are a habit. Like coffee.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pete75 » 22 Jun 2018, 10:06am

brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


No Shimano components for you then!

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Jun 2018, 8:29pm

pete75 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


No Shimano components for you then!

Rohloff is good enough for me :wink:
Cycling - of course, but it is far better on a Gillott..alternative facts welcome

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 7:59am

Suntanning saloons

Is there anything more unnecessary?

Never been to one mind, can't stop using them. Can one only "boycott" something one has used?
Cycling - of course, but it is far better on a Gillott..alternative facts welcome

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pwa » 23 Jun 2018, 10:17am

brynpoeth wrote:Suntanning saloons

Is there anything more unnecessary?

Never been to one mind, can't stop using them. Can one only "boycott" something one has used?


You clearly need to use one once, so that you can then boycott them and never use them again. I'm surprised you hadn't thought of that. I recommend all-over deep bronze.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby mercalia » 23 Jun 2018, 10:44am

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Suntanning saloons

Is there anything more unnecessary?

Never been to one mind, can't stop using them. Can one only "boycott" something one has used?


You clearly need to use one once, so that you can then boycott them and never use them again. I'm surprised you hadn't thought of that. I recommend all-over deep bronze.


cheaper to do it at home? get out your paint spray gun and some brown paint.....

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby Flinders » 23 Jun 2018, 10:50am

My boycott list is so long I sometimes forget what's on it. :mrgreen:
But seriously, when I'm really determined to boycott a company or product for a specific reason, I do email/write to tell them, and tell them why - -plus what I want them to do to get my business back so it isn't just a whinge, but offers a way out. If people don't tell them, it's not likely to be effective. They may just assume their advertising agency or retailers are to blame for not pushing their products, for example.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby Flinders » 23 Jun 2018, 10:51am

pwa wrote:
mjr wrote:
landsurfer wrote:I'm boycotting anyone that boycotts anything.
Ill informed oiks !!

Oh, the irony, but it'll make reading this forum quicker.

Wasting your breath. Landsurfer isn't listening to you any more. Or me. :lol:

Never does. To anyone.

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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 11:08am

Flinders wrote:
pwa wrote:
mjr wrote:Oh, the irony, but it'll make reading this forum quicker.

Wasting your breath. Landsurfer isn't listening to you any more. Or me. :lol:

Never does. To anyone.

Landsurfer is the salt in the porridge, he has some opinions one might not share, but it is boring when lots of people agree and keep writing "Plus One"

Besides, landsurfer knows about tigers. And he works on the railway and looks after his tiny grandchild :D
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Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Postby pete75 » 24 Jun 2018, 12:17am

brynpoeth wrote:
pete75 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Shops where the staff lick their fingers

Organisations whose drivers disobey traffic law

Goods transported from afar. Buy local stuff, products that are in season. After b****t there will be more porridge and fewer bananas. One hopes


No Shimano components for you then!

Rohloff is good enough for me :wink:


So who makes your chainset, brakes, frame, cables, headset etc?