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by Sonny Blount
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Can you tell me more about the multi-century old principles of the GOP? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wealth_of_Nations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Federalist_Papers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_von_Mises https://en.wikipedia.org...
by Sonny Blount
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 75
Views: 2221

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

It costs more to eat healthy food. Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food. Need to jack up taxes on unhealthy foods. Although sugar taxes have just made the manufacturers add sweeteners to fizzy drinks. The weekend was a rare occasion where I wanted to hav...
by Sonny Blount
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Pages of deep discourse about politics, and not a single mention of the biggest single existential threat we face: global warming and the general devastation of the natural environment, everywhere the eye can see, not to mention under our oceans. Is this a right wing or left wing concern? Apparentl...
by Sonny Blount
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

It’s all in the word ‘conservative’. What are they wanting to conserve? What’s are synonyms of ‘conserve’? Keep Retain Horde Preserve Safeguard What are they trying to safeguard, retain, horde, keep and preserve? Conservative comes from 'Burkean Conservative', the ideas of Edmond Burke. That is ins...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Sonny Blount, you're talking absolute shit and making zero sense. The 'right' are pro immigration? Wtaf? They are definitely pro cheap labour, but immigration is a completely different thing. Well, unfortunately politics is a matter of building coalitions, and the number of economic right wing vote...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Nice strawman. Which of the political right or the left supports the Queen throughout the Commonwealth? Which of the political right or left supports higher immigration in the Commonwealth countries? Those that want wages for workers to rise are anti-immigration (unions) Those that want business to...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Which of the right or left gives more in subsidies to industries and land owners to support them? The Australian govt passed regulations that internet companies must donate money to old media companies. This is very much is opposition to the tenants of capitalism; however capitalism isn’t really le...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Quite clear from the impeachment debate they'd move Right with Trumpism. Don't think it's just Trump's influence, I think they were already thinking like that and Trump just gave a voice to their outrage. Take Donald's misbehavior out of the picture, his rhetoric and policies is acceptable to the G...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Quite clear from the impeachment debate they'd move Right with Trumpism. Don't think it's just Trump's influence, I think they were already thinking like that and Trump just gave a voice to their outrage. Take Donald's misbehavior out of the picture, his rhetoric and policies is acceptable to the G...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Quite clear from the impeachment debate they'd move Right with Trumpism. Don't think it's just Trump's influence, I think they were already thinking like that and Trump just gave a voice to their outrage. Take Donald's misbehavior out of the picture, his rhetoric and policies is acceptable to the G...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

The House became more Republican in the 2020 election. It was a really good election for the GOP as at Nov 3. Remove Trump, hold their position in the House and Senate. Trump and Co then done f**ked that up really badly with their stolen election nonsense and lost the Georgia seats. So it was a rea...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2063

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

For whatever reason many of the US greats were ’individual’ acts. I would have Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Aretha on any list, but the bands? I’m stuck on The Temptations and Jackson 5. fwiw, I once met the Jackson 5 on my honeymoon flying back from Europe Meeting the Jackson 5 on your honeymoon...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

The House became more Republican in the 2020 election.

It was a really good election for the GOP as at Nov 3. Remove Trump, hold their position in the House and Senate.

Trump and Co then done f**ked that up really badly with their stolen election nonsense and lost the Georgia seats.
by Sonny Blount
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2063

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Yeah... I mean, Motown never happened. For whatever reason many of the US greats were ’individual’ acts. I would have Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Aretha on any list, but the bands? I’m stuck on The Temptations and Jackson 5. fwiw, I once met the Jackson 5 on my honeymoon flying back from Europe ...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Do they incite real world violence? Do you have a link to some? These people aren’t even big fish - you’re comparing the most high profile person in the world during a period of unprecedented US instability to dudes that have 19 followers. Is Twitter even in Iran ffs? There are hundreds of people w...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Is it possible to cater to sensible, centre-right America whilst simultaneously catering to white supremacist insurrectionists who murdered a Capitol police officer, who wore 6MWE and Camp Auschwitz shirts, and who terrorized members of Congress? I'm not sure that's possible. I agree. And I think i...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

History is going to be mental in terms of how harshly it judges the last four years. In 30 years time, no one will admit to having supported Trump - it will be like 70 million people just vanished. Lots of people changing their tune in hindsight. Our grand kids are going to be confused as to how he...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

History is going to be mental in terms of how harshly it judges the last four years. In 30 years time, no one will admit to having supported Trump - it will be like 70 million people just vanished. Lots of people changing their tune in hindsight. Our grand kids are going to be confused as to how he...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

What is going to be more relevant over the next 2 years is how Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden deal with AOC and the squad. The GOP can simply go back to long standing principles that are hundreds of years old. Hopefully Trump and the grifters who made fools of themselves along with him are all revealed...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

What is going to be more relevant over the next 2 years is how Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden deal with AOC and the squad. The GOP can simply go back to long standing principles that are hundreds of years old. Hopefully Trump and the grifters who made fools of themselves along with him are all revealed...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

What is going to be more relevant over the next 2 years is how Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden deal with AOC and the squad. The GOP can simply go back to long standing principles that are hundreds of years old. Hopefully Trump and the grifters who made fools of themselves along with him are all revealed ...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5387

Re: What is next for the GOP?

Seems pretty easy to just move a little more center. I mean the far right idiots will vote for them anyway, so may as well try and sway more fence sitters. Or, you know, the US could have more than two major parties in government like a real democracy. Gary Johnson, George Wallce, Ross Perot... Lot...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2063

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Television - Marquee Moon
The Band - Music from Big Pink
by Sonny Blount
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: celebrities you would .................
Replies: 227
Views: 15946

Re: celebrities you would .................

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Jennifer Connelly is 50
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3394

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

1987 is watching a great team pull apart highly rated opposition in a clinical way in a one sided match we'll probably never see again. 2019? I guess you can say it wasn't one-sided, but the Boks were very clinical dismantling England. In 1987 there was only one pro team as well. New Zealand. Light...
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1550

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Enzedder wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:02 am If we win 2 - 0 and Aussie win 3-1, this is what happens

1 Australia 121
2 New Zealand 118
3 India 110

If it's 2 all in Oz
1 New Zealand 118
2 Australia 116
3 India 115

If India win 3 - 1
1 India 119
2 New Zealand 118
3 Australia 111


Does this factor in old series getting aged out?
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1550

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

"In essence, after every Test series, the two teams involved receive points based on a mathematical formula. Each team's points total from matches over the last 3−4 years is divided by a figure based on their total number of matches and series played, to give a 'rating'." "Each time two teams comple...
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1550

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Ranking points get update on the series results don't they, not the individual test matches?
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9055

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

I think Kane needs to have a bowl himself.

Santner doesn't get wickets.
by Sonny Blount
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3394

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

If I was being honest about my own personal enjoyment, I'd have 2011/2015 at the top but to try and rank it semi-objectively : 2003 - Had everything, great atmosphere, extra time, the drop goal and the exclamation point on a great but fading England team, much like NZ in 2015. The sort of matches t...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3394

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

C69 wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:15 pm 1987
2007
1995
2019
1991
1999
2015
2011
2003
I can't tell which order this list is in
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Eugenius wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:51 pm Like it or not , few props ‘make a dent’ in their ball running .
Tackling, rucking, and scrumming are the first things you want from a prop. Ball running comes after those.

Because of their shape, they are less likely to create off loads or find a gap.
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

badmannotinjapan wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:13 am
Sonny Blount wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:40 am Nepo carried often, he didn't carry strongly.
You watched the last test no?
That’s the one where he carried a lot without making much of dent. But carries and recycles that don’t go forward still help a lot.
by Sonny Blount
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Nepo carried often, he didn't carry strongly.
by Sonny Blount
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Over this Tri Nations series, Richie Mo'unga has been the most disappointing player for the All Blacks based on potential. He has failed to play with assertiveness and composure, in the 2nd half of games I wouldn't be surprised if Beauden has taken more ball at first receiver than he has. Still, I t...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

1. Joe Moody 2. Dane Coles 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Sam Whitelock 5. Brodie Retallick 6. Akira Ioane 7. Sam Cane 8. Ardie Savea 9. Aaron Smith 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. George Bridge 12. Anton Lienert-Brown 13. Jack Goodhue 14. Will Jordan 15. Jordie Barrett 16. Codie Taylor 17. Karl Tu'inukuafe 18. Ofa Tu'...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

akann wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:12 am Bridge and Jordie in the starting 15? You have to be joking.
The All Blacks play a kick heavy game. These are the correct players to have for that style.

From Jeff Wilson to Doug Howlett to Cory Jane to George Bridge, I like wingers that make every kick as good as it possibly could be.
by Sonny Blount
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9241

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

:D The AB backline is really poor in comparison to yesteryear- there is no punch or co-ordination. As I pointed out after the SF against England last year, the Centres are decent players as individuals but awful as a pair. Not only is it the centres, RM at 10 looks confused with how to run the back...
by Sonny Blount
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2882

What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Assuming all injuries healed and wandering players home with some typical form behind them. 1. Joe Moody 2. Dane Coles 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Sam Whitelock 5. Brodie Retallick 6. Sam Cane 7. Ardie Savea 8. Hoskins Sotutu 9. Aaron Smith 10. Beauden Barrett 11. George Bridge 12. Anton Lienert-Brown 13. Ja...
by Sonny Blount
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9241

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Wtaf...? He's been a net cost to the All Blacks tonight. So he sets up the first try for coles, nails the opposition from a long kick to set up the next phase for the abs on attack.. made a great break but couldn’t connect to make the try..misses a sitter, but nailed some sideline kicks..had a few ...