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Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Pedi Electric Hard Skin Remover
Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Pedi Electric Hard Skin Remover
Price: £30.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product., 23 July 2016
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Wife loves it. Lots of browny points.


100ml Plastic Syringe
100ml Plastic Syringe
Offered by Trade Garden Supplies
Price: £1.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 23 July 2016
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It's a plastic syringe and it works


Muc-Off Visor, Lens and Goggle Cleaning Solution, 30 ml
Muc-Off Visor, Lens and Goggle Cleaning Solution, 30 ml
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars It needs a V sponge to work well., 23 July 2016
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In combination with a V sponge it gets the job done. Convenient little package, but I suspect it's constituent chemical and container are a fraction of its cost, but that's the beauty of someone figuring out that a rider hasn't space on a bike to take a kitchen sink.


Tirox Snap Jack Motorcycle Folding Stand For Chain & Wheel Maintenance
Tirox Snap Jack Motorcycle Folding Stand For Chain & Wheel Maintenance
Offered by Motorcycleparts UK
Price: £42.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Does it really do what it says it does ?, 23 July 2016
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The snap Jack is a solution to aproblem that should really exist. If manufacturers would get back to fitting centre stands we would never need devices such as these. So, with that in mind, this device is necessarily a horrible compromise to a terrible cost cutting decision. It can never be all things to all motorcycles and it certainly is neither easy, nor safe to use. It is the equivalent to using a well designed match to push bare wires into an electrical socket, in that, it can be done, but it isn't ever safe and it certainly isn't convenient.

On my bike which is a KTM990SMT I have yet to get it to work, I suspect because I haven't yet discovered the knack because it isn't an easy device to use. My first attempt was in the car park of a hotel in Scotland. I followed the instructions but didn't heed the warning regarding the potential for getting the palm of the hand caught as the Jack scissors into place- the result was a nasty flesh wound so I would use stout protective gloves to operate it. I don't give that advice because I'm a ham fisted clutz, but because it's a necessity if you want to avoid the pain.

In use, the Jack pushed the bike sideways and forward. The brake tie supplied stops it rolling forward so it goes semi sideways instead. As anyone with a bike knows, this means you are effectively pushing the side stand up and potentially causing the bike to fall over. I suggest that there needs to be a strap between the stand and the front of the motorcycle like is used on a ferry crossing. I will persevere with the Tool, I think I can get it to work, but I'm not recommending it as either, easy, desirable, or safe, there is considerable risk in using it, but if you don't have a stand and need to oil your chain/ fix a puncture in the middle of nowhere, then it maybe your only option.


Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: Expanded Second Edition
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: Expanded Second Edition
by Ayn Rand
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.56

5.0 out of 5 stars An important work for those who wish to understand the link between reality and objectivist philosophy., 12 May 2016
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Brilliant. Peikoff by his own admission is a candle next to Rand's Super nova, but he makes the work of a genius more available because of that trait. I'm not even certain that Peikoff really understands every facet of Rand's brilliant mind, but he certainly gets her in more ways than most of us. He puts on the sunglasses so that we at least can glimpse the structure, if not the fine detail, or the eloquence of its sum.

However, a word of warning, diving into objectivism isn't something anyone should do without the necessary back ground to understand the context. The world generally sees Rand as a monster, those that have read Atlas Shrugged and declare themselves Randian acolytes probably haven't a clue about the brilliance of the philosophy. Rand herself would tell any acolyte that they must not accept at face value the value of any work, particularly hers. If you don't grasp objectivism it's perfectly understandable because it is almost alien, it inverts thousands of years of philosophy in order to come up with a very radical solution. The solution is every bit as important as Einsteins field equations, but, unlike Einstein she does not have the luxury of creating something that only effects the ideas of a tiny few who grasp the significance of a theory. Objectivism applies to everyone, in every way possible and that is a deeply polarising philosophy in a world which has not yet asked the question 'why it should man need a moral code' ? and if he requires one then how does he begin to know what it should be ? this is the field of ethics and it is a scientific field of study, not simply one of whimsical discussion.


MEINDL Respond Men's GTX Shoe, Anthracite, UK7
MEINDL Respond Men's GTX Shoe, Anthracite, UK7
Offered by Emmett & Stone Country Sports
Price: £119.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant if you have wide feet and bio mechanical feet problems., 8 May 2016
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I love these shoes, these are my second pair. I have problems with my feet and require orthopaedic inserts and a shoe which gives good support. Meindl were recommended by the guy who made the inserts and they are made in a wide fitting size. They are a cut above everything I have tried and when these wear out, then I will order another pair.


Laser 5093 Disc Brake Piston Spreader
Laser 5093 Disc Brake Piston Spreader
Price: £17.79

3.0 out of 5 stars Careful, it doesn't fit all motorcycle callipers !, 8 May 2016
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Don't buy it if you have 4/6piston motorcycle brake calipers with 4/6 seperate pads because it doesn't fit. I'm sure it will do the job on a car, or simple two piston caliper, or a multi piston caliper using only two brake pads. I marked it down because this wasn't clear in the description and nothing else.


Atlas Shrugged (Penguin Modern Classics)
Atlas Shrugged (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Ayn Rand
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book with several caveats, 8 May 2016
If I had picked this book up and read it purely as a piece of fiction then I would be hard pressed to get beyond 3 stars. However, I first read it as a libertarian and could forgive it its clunkiness. Finally I understood it several years later as an Objectivist, so, from each position there is a very different view.

As a work of fiction I find it flawed on so many fronts it's difficult to know where to begin. Occasionally there are flashes of brilliance but overall it is a passable, overlong piece of work which, if you are in a leisure reading mood, has sufficient pace and style to make it entertaining. It isn't a classic in the sense of Thomas Hardy or George Eliot. It isn't modern romantic fiction in the mould of 'Chocolate' or 'five quarters of an Orange' which are infinitely more readable, but it still surpasses many modern pieces of pap which read like comic books with the pictures removed.

As a libertarian it is highly regarded as a staple; from that perspective it pretty much hits every key, but it is still flawed from an economic perspective. Rand creates a mythical place called Galts Gultch from which the heroes come and go, but this isn't economic reality as no one can really operate in a silo. I'm sure many libertarians would love to find a bolt hole and unsurprisingly, in real life they are springing up.

However, it's from the Objectivists view point that it finally makes complete sense. What appear over indulgence is a clever working of Rand's philosophy. Every sentence is crafted beautifully to reflect some part of the philosophy in story form. Every description is necessary. What Rand has created here is a kind of Noah's arc for objectivism. It's philosophy brought to the masses in a way that makes it accessible to everybody in some respect-an idiots guide in story form. Rand never produced a full objectivist treaty and I believe it was because of her encounters within or homeland of Soviet Russia and the brutal censorship applied to any philosophy that failed to accord with Marx. Atlas Shrugged would be difficult to alter because it is close to impossible to alter it without entirely destroying the whole philosophy. It is written in a way which repeats the same philosophical tenets in so many different ways that the philosophy would still survive some severe editing and still hang together in a cryptic sense-like a poem.

What's even more fascinating is just how accurately she foretold to demise of the USA-right up to the ghost cities that the some of the manufacturing bases have become such as Detroit. The book seemed crazy dystopian literature when it was published, but today we see it probably didn't go far enough. We must remember that it was written at a time when the USA was all powerful and seen as the light of freedom. Rand wrote a warning note and created a road map with this book. Those of a modern liberal political persuasion won't understand it-moderates will feel it is extremist and I doubt Conservatives or Neo-Cons welcome it. What is remarkable is that Atlas Shrugged stand like the colossus that inspired the title, it shrugs off the attacks and remains inviolable. If the reader hates Objectivism, Capitalism, the characters, or the story line, it doesn't matter to the ideas inherent within the pages of this book. It's truth and far sighted predictive accuracy haunt every attacker like a mirror held to their own moral inadequacy. That people hate it, is as revealing as a moral litmus test and that's why they hate it and why they hate the woman who wrote it. So, if you are an evader, if you wish to make your living on the backs of better men; if you are a pragmatist refusing to accept reality; if you refuse to think for yourself and cower with socialists, well then you will hate this book like vampires hate crosses and garlic-you may take comfort that this book was never written for you and knows it. For those that think there is something slightly odd about the world, for those who dare to think and for whom pragmatism seems at odds with their morality, then this is for you.


Samsung Scx-4600 Mono Laser All In One Printer, Copier and Scanner
Samsung Scx-4600 Mono Laser All In One Printer, Copier and Scanner

5.0 out of 5 stars Great printer, 3 Feb. 2016
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Brilliant, robust printer. Never jams.


Anesthetize [DVD+Blu-ray] [2010] [2001] [NTSC]
Anesthetize [DVD+Blu-ray] [2010] [2001] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Porcupine Tree

5.0 out of 5 stars Great live blu ray, 3 Feb. 2016
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If you like PT then it doesn't get much better than this. Clear sound, perfect picture. A triumph.


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