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by robmatic
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717214

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:51 am Regardless of whether you agree with his policies or not, that town hall is gonna make the "Biden has dementia" narrative harder to push.
The narrative doesn't actually have to have any basis in reality for Trump supporters though. They just have to want to believe it.
by robmatic
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717214

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Mostly peaceful riots. :thumbup: Mostly peaceful "protests". But you knew that. Wars are mostly peaceful too when measured by percentage time in combat. :thumbup: Yes, and that's a genuinely equivalent comparison and not just something you hoped would sound clever rather than yet another tedious tr...
by robmatic
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717214

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Santa wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:50 am It's just one of those situations where 0.000023% of the population being killed = epidemic while 7% violent = peaceful.
I presume that sounded cleverer in your head.
by robmatic
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717214

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Only a couple of weeks for Sniffer Biden to develop Cov19 symptoms, or for his handlers to adopt Salon Nancy's strategy. Otherwise, he is going to have to debate with guy who can stay awake and will not need a teleprompter. "Come on maaaan, you know...the thing" You have to question the intelligenc...
by robmatic
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Our old friend is still at it
Replies: 293
Views: 20524

Re: Our old friend is still at it

Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:04 pm Really? His Facebook was active 3 days ago, by the looks.
Mutual friends were posting RIP messages on Saturday.
by robmatic
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Our old friend is still at it
Replies: 293
Views: 20524

Re: Our old friend is still at it

I never met the guy but it seems that Quentin Poulsen has passed away in Istanbul.
by robmatic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Been looking at the latest UK weekly ONS data. 5th week in a row where the total deaths is UNDER the 5-year average. 1,100 fewer deaths in the last 5 weeks (up to 17th July). The 'Covid on the Death Certificate' has dropped below 300 in that latest week. Back at the end of May it was 1,800. And tha...
by robmatic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 11018

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

in fairness, Cam, they'll only be able to claim one individual's share of that prize money. Even if a fella were to fake-transition and run the table, he wouldn't do much better than the top LPGA earner who got $2.7m last year. Factor against that the expense of transitioning, the inconvenience of ...
by robmatic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached peak Guardian?
Replies: 1548
Views: 196484

Re: Have we reached peak Guardian?

I see Owen Jones has reluctantly joined the boycott of twitter over its failure to act on complaints about Wiley’s anti-semitism, but has written an article claiming that lots of people including journalists on other papers are far worse and get away with racism and homophobia. With supreme irony t...
by robmatic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steele Dossier
Replies: 80
Views: 2865

Re: Steele Dossier

I for one am shocked that an intelligence source uses a restricted substance such as alcohol.
by robmatic
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The fudge is wrong with these people. Essentially she hopes the vaccine is delayed, resulting in more deaths, so that it doesn't hurt her bullshit obsession with identity politics. No she doesn't. That's a deliberately mendacious reading of what she is saying. If anything, she hopes that someone wi...
by robmatic
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 5837

Re: Pretentious Names

Ralph pronounced Rafe.

I like the name but not the pretension so we called our (Turkish) son Raif. Although he may not appreciate having an Arabic/Koranic looking name if we move back to the UK.
by robmatic
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 11018

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

Obviously men have an advantage in sport. I think there are some exceptions. Ultra-marathon running, I believe being one of them. I don't think there is even any gender categories in that. A few years ago the winner, a woman named Courtney Dauwalter, won an ultra-marathon event by such a huge margi...
by robmatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the South African Teams
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: What next for the South African Teams

Will the South Africans be insisting for non-neutral referees like they did in Super Rugby? Because I am sure the Celtic rugby fans will soon grow tired of 20-1 penalty counts being officiated by South African referees in favour of their local teams. Openlyt biased referees was one of the main reas...
by robmatic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I'm impressed by the amount of petulant whinging about the mask thing.

Is there no possible compromise in behaviour between going around licking doorknobs and bunkering at home for the rest of the year?
by robmatic
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

EverReady wrote:
bimboman wrote:https://twitter.com/SwipeWright/status/ ... 2986336256

Something has to change.
He sounds very annoying
Yes, let's make sure he loses his job. That seems proportionate.
by robmatic
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

That's a particularly bad take on the letter to the extent that you'd almost have to have not read it but were just told about it in a rant by someone looking to silence them. You are right, I haven't read the letter, but that hardly matters does it. And you have the nerve to call others idiots. Po...
by robmatic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The only guess I made was that she would be opposed to M4A. But given her other beliefs, I would be willing to bet on that. Because these things all get packaged together. It's not really 'the sketchiest of knowledge' when QAnon following anti-vaxxers who support Trump always seem to be opposed to ...
by robmatic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-the-inside-story-of-how-uks-chaotic-testing-regime-broke-all-the-rules-12022566?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter&fbclid=IwAR2Fy1RYNtxqTU4MaRqspIHubxyU2gD7iW33gPlqnMZI-TSjpU4jhC7owkM UK basically made up the testing numbers. Shocked? not really, expected. As Britain sought ...
by robmatic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

I'm quite happy to own my post. I've no idea how your reply relates to it. Just to confirm, are stating you cannot see how my response to your post relates to these words from your post 'Since we're no longer allowed define a woman using biological terms'? Given that I'm clearly talking about what ...
by robmatic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

I'm quite happy to own my post. I've no idea how your reply relates to it. Just to confirm, are stating you cannot see how my response to your post relates to these words from your post 'Since we're no longer allowed define a woman using biological terms'? Given that I'm clearly talking about what ...
by robmatic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53330105 One signatory - Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of liberal news analysis website Vox - was rebuked by colleague Emily VanDerWerff, a trans woman, who tweeted that Yglesias signing the letter "makes me feel less safe at Vox". :roll: She wrote a huge l...
by robmatic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UK: 918 COVID deaths in the past week. :( 7 times lower than Mid-April figures / Bimbot’s Message .... and just to annoy Bimbo only 10 of these were in Scotland. About another 10 for Wales and NI? Yeah. I’m not actually clear what differences in policy there are in place that would have made so muc...
by robmatic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I actually got some masks a few days ago, and wore one in Sainsbury's earlier after reading that. Feel like a bit of a twat when no-one else is, but I think I'll manage with the dip in street cred. I find that astonishing. Surely the minor inconvenience of wearing a mask is worth inhibiting the spr...
by robmatic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Sci-Fi Novels
Replies: 705
Views: 59476

Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels

NK Jemison Claire North Tom Sweterlitsch Robert Jackson Bennett Yoon Ha Lee thanks for these names. any particular favourite titles? I have been doing the afro futurist stuff recently and enjoyed Nigerians in Space by Deji Bryce Olukotun and the sequel after the flare Best places to start are: NK J...
by robmatic
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6613
Views: 349314

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

I know I'm being racist by posting actual data but here are some interesting stats from the FBI database (2016) on where the real violent threat to black lives sits, and it ain't whites and it ain't cops. So if people want to know where to put the resources to fight this scourge it's right there in...
by robmatic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Beer gardens open from 6th July. She shouldn't have opened them on the 4th when I'm off no? No we'll wait til I'm night shift and have to deal with the fall out again. I swear she's doing it on purpose. Tbh I think it’s a more sensible approach to open on a Monday rather than a Friday or Saturday. ...
by robmatic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I may have this wrong, but is owning property not quite a British thing (at least in europe)? Is the norm not to rent? Places like Germany are keener on renting, what it does do is also make a population more mobile. If you dont have a house to sell it is easier for you to move locations. Owning pr...
by robmatic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Beer gardens open from 6th July. She shouldn't have opened them on the 4th when I'm off no? No we'll wait til I'm night shift and have to deal with the fall out again. I swear she's doing it on purpose. There's a real shortage of beer gardens in Edinburgh at the best of times. Imagine how rammed th...
by robmatic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I may have this wrong, but is owning property not quite a British thing (at least in europe)? Is the norm not to rent? Places like Germany are keener on renting, what it does do is also make a population more mobile. If you dont have a house to sell it is easier for you to move locations. Owning pr...
by robmatic
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anonymous. wrote:i see Novak Djokovic has tested positive. Considering as an athlete the guy has had previous breathing issues this could be a huge issue for his career.
He has asthma, doesn't he? Not sure whether it's real asthma or professional cyclist 'asthma' though.
by robmatic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Once the tapering/end of furlough begins, I expect that there will be a big upswing in unemployment, particularly in the service/hospitality sector. Even if restrictions are lifted early next month, this summers tourist dividend is lost. Most S/M businesses will not be able to survive the effective...
by robmatic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I was firmly in the Better Together camp and think independence is economically risky, whatever way you look at it, but after 4 years of inane Brexit reasoning dominating the national conversation you can see why people who would be previously uncommitted might now think 'fudge it, let's go'.
by robmatic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717214

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

What happens if a President decides to retire early? Is a new election or does someone within the party take over for the remaining time? Joe doesn’t look to me like a guy that can last 4 years but could he win the election, stabilise things then step aside? As Saint said this would basically just ...
by robmatic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6613
Views: 349314

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Well I watched a Joe Rogan clip where Rogan claims that the guy asked the cops to get him an Uber and if they did that and had his car towed then fingers crossed the guy can wake up in the morning and possibly think about getting help for any substance problems he has. But I don't know if what Roga...
by robmatic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6613
Views: 349314

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

They have his vehicle, his driving license details etc. It's not that this guy is going to be living underground for the next three months. Tow the car and wait at his home. And charge him for both drunk driving and resisting arrest. Certainly police forces in the rest of the developed world seem t...
by robmatic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 302133

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Well and you, you can choose which country you’d like. They're all white with a bit of national colour and flag on the tail. ;) :thumbup: , I doubt our will be that stylish. For £900K it would be a bit of waste if it were not. But who cares when we've just spaffed (lining the pockets of their Brexi...
by robmatic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 26243

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

my 2 cents wrote:
The biggest aspect of my liberalism is freedom of thought and we are being asked to suspend reality in much of this debate.
It's gaslighting on an epic scale.
by robmatic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 32256

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

OptimisticJock wrote:
If I were a business owner I'd want the distance to be reduced. A lot of pubs and restaurants won't be able to make money without it and 2m is an over reaction.
They're talking about 1m though which as far as I'm concerned is pre-pandemic behaviour.
by robmatic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939910

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

For the US, the places showing upwards trends are the ones you REALLY don't want to be showing upwards trends - CA, TX, FL, etc. If those sorts of trends continue then there's some large populations that will start to have problems. And the upwards trends in cases is still less than 14 days old, so...