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#350 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
January 31, 2018, 12:52:21 pm
No issues with the ClarusCorp/BD/Sierra Bullets/NRA connections though.

Does this go beyond making hunting and target bullets as cited here? - http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/sierra-bullets-bought-by-clarus.html?m=1

Or will BD C4 mean something different in coming years?
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Well, there's the tie between Sierra and the NRA (probably a requirement as a bullet manufacturer to be fair) but BD is run by Warren Kanders, who owns Safariland (manufacturer and supplier of safety and survivability products to the public safety, homeland security and commercial markets) and used to run Armor Holdings (manufacturer and supplier of military vehicles, armored vehicles and safety and survivability products). It all seems a bit gun, body armour and riot shield heavy for my tastes.....

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#351 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
January 31, 2018, 01:30:21 pm

Ha .. yes, indeed. BD do a good job of not talking about that awkward connection.

Aside from the saintly Patagucci, are there any wholly unblemished big outdoor brands? Our local hero, Arc'teryx, belongs to a large Helsinki-based conglomerate with fingers in many pies. And Arc'teryx itself is a major producer of technical clothing for military customers.

All the Arcteryx LEAF stuff is pretty bad ass though. I had always assumed it was for people who wanted to look 'tactical' at the weekend, rather than actually used by armed forces, otherwise their clothing budget would be bigger than their fighter jet budget!

Edit, would seem that Petzl and a fair few of the rope manufacturers have 'tactical' lines too.
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#352 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
February 24, 2018, 01:25:24 pm
I'm not a pacifist so I'm fine with BD, DMM or anyone else producing matt black cams and carabiners. (I'd rather the UK stopped pretending it's 1958, spent much less on defence overall, and focused on its strengths - light infantry - rather than strategic weapons but that's another topic.)

The issue with BD is the management. Exec. chair Warren Kanders was head of Armor Holdings, and not necessarily the kind of person you want running a climbing company.

Outside mag. have a piece on the ethics of gear buying in the wake of the Florida school shootings. Camelbak’s parent company Vista Outdoor is one of the largest assault weapons manufacturers in the USA and NRA supporter.

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#353 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
February 26, 2018, 09:35:15 am
Outside mag. have a piece on the ethics of gear buying in the wake of the Florida school shootings. Camelbak’s parent company Vista Outdoor is one of the largest assault weapons manufacturers in the USA and NRA supporter.

They are the parent company of Cebe and Bolle as well.

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#354 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
February 28, 2018, 09:03:24 pm
Here in Canada, the massive MEC co-op retail chain is under pressure to drop Vista products.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nra-mec-vista-guns-outdoors-1.4554643

I am curious as to whether BD will get caught up in this too.

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#355 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 12, 2018, 01:22:31 pm
This stuff is interesting. I was explaining to my 10 yr old yesterday how there are really only five food companies and so on. (he's a vegetarian and is interested in how stuff works.).

Its hard being principled.

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#356 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 12, 2018, 04:52:58 pm
would love to hear more about the food thing, but that's a whole thread in itself!

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#357 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 12, 2018, 05:05:05 pm
I thought it was 10 food companies according to oxfam, along the lines of:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/10-companies-control-the-food-industry-2016-9

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#358 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 12, 2018, 05:11:01 pm
Oh I see, it's more about trashy food, I thought there was some conspiracy I hadn't heard about and Coca Cola owned all the sheep in Yorkshire or something!  :ninja:

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#359 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 13, 2018, 10:28:31 am
Oh I see, it's more about trashy food, I thought there was some conspiracy I hadn't heard about and Coca Cola owned all the sheep in Yorkshire or something!  :ninja:

Not quite that bad but pretty much anything bought in a supermarket.

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#360 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 13, 2018, 01:58:10 pm
Oh I see, it's more about trashy food, I thought there was some conspiracy I hadn't heard about and Coca Cola owned all the sheep in Yorkshire or something!  :ninja:

Not quite that bad but pretty much anything bought in a supermarket.

Only food made in a factory really. Potatoes are not made by Nestle, and eggs are not manufactured by Unilever.

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#361 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 13, 2018, 02:09:35 pm
Not sure where to put this, but I enjoyed this article about Hard Grit.


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#362 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 15, 2018, 07:10:14 am

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#363 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
March 15, 2018, 08:54:00 am
Ascents of routes with sitstarts included, but not ascents of Bimbaluna. Not quality.

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#365 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 20, 2018, 09:01:49 am
From opening the first children's circuits in Fontainebleau, via pushing the standards in Buoux, to setting the first world cups. Antoine Le Menestrel spills the beans. [In French, but doesn't require more than elementary knowledge + climbing vocab.]

http://www.gratteronetchaussons.fr/2018/06/13/il-etait-une-voie-by-antoine-le-menestrel/



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#366 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 20, 2018, 09:14:17 am
Merci bien. I think it may require a level a little beyond elementary though...

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#367 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 20, 2018, 09:33:39 am
My reasoning: No passe simple except être in third person (which can even be heard on radio), so it must be elementary. I'm likely to be wrong.

Anyway, fascinating about historic chipping in B. Also confirmed my suspicion that Edlinger headpointed his routes.

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#368 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 20, 2018, 09:40:41 am
My reasoning: No passe simple except être in third person (which can even be heard on radio), so it must be elementary. I'm likely to be wrong.

Anyway, fascinating about historic chipping in B. Also confirmed my suspicion that Edlinger headpointed his routes.

Definitely not elementary! Good article though.

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#369 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 20, 2018, 10:12:59 pm
My reasoning: No passé simple except être in third person

 :beer2: Impeccable reasoning, duly wadded for working that into a UKB thread.

Interesting article, his aesthetic really comes through in his language. Rose is really chipped isn't it, think there was a lot of 'dentelle de rocher ' to get through there... I've known Antoine in the past, amazing precision when he climbed. A bit like a thin man's John Dunne.

How suitably cultured that Bout du Monde was named after Céline (though some routes named after BDs, like Silence).


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#370 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 21, 2018, 12:08:43 pm
My french isn't very good, but does it tell you how to unsubscribe from his fucking 'lezards bleu' email list?

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#371 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
July 04, 2018, 08:49:33 am
https://www.theprojectmagazine.com/features/2018/6/28/rocklands-talk-of-the-crag

A bit heavy on the essay style but an interesting topic.

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#372 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
July 04, 2018, 08:54:04 am
My french isn't very good, but does it tell you how to unsubscribe from his fucking 'lezards bleu' email list?

haha... try looking for ''se désinscrire''

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#373 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
August 12, 2018, 08:55:47 pm
https://www.theprojectmagazine.com/features/2018/8/9/durdle-door

Excellent sounding route and awesome effort.

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#374 Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
September 04, 2018, 01:35:37 pm
https://www.lucien-martinez.com/amuse-bouches/how-to-create-your-own-bait

Nine hypotheses as to why we want to send our project by the indomitable Lucien Martinez. [Quality, but in non-elementary French]