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by Saint
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87197
Views: 4378337

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Who plays 10 if Farrell gets injured? Eddie seems to think Furbank can play 10. Surely Slade to 10 and Lawrence to 12, otherwise its Furbank to 10, Watson to fullback and Thorley to wing Slade or Furbank. Both have started Premiership matches at 10. As others have pointed out he's looked short if c...
by Saint
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87197
Views: 4378337

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I’ll bite: Willis Malins Umaga Lawrence To get first starts. Jonny Hill off the bench. All five are asterisked... meaning they're only there for the ride unless something very strange happens. If Malins and Umaga are there just for the experience that means Slade is backup fly-half That's not what ...
by Saint
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Anyway, with over 220 million Americans having died in last few months, it matters little who gets to run this 2/3rd de-populated country. I have to credit Kamala Harris for pointing out the true human disaster of Cov19 Yes, only 4% of the world's population but 20% of the world's deaths. I wonder ...
by Saint
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

If Trump wins it will because a) enough Americans do not want their neighbourhoods smashed-up by left-wing lunatics b) 55% say they are better-off than before Trump came into office c) people may decide that Biden is actually corrupt d) everyone despises Kamala Harris His base is 40%. A lot are fed...
by Saint
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Looks like Clinton and Obama and the swamp creatures won’t be doing the perp-walk anytime soon I am shocked. Barr tells Republicans Durham report won't be ready by election “This is the nightmare scenario. Essentially, the year and a half of arguably the number one issue for the Republican base is ...
by Saint
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Is that a shot at FR? It literally doesn't matter at all who he votes for. Trump is going to win Indiana. 1. fonzeee is correct. Last poll I saw is Trump up 53-39-5, with 3% undecided. 2. I've switched parties, become a dues-paying member of the Indiana Libertarian Party, and am going to help start...
by Saint
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

The options are: 1. Vote A 2. Vote B 3. Can't be arsed 4. What election 5. Jo Jorgensen, because I’m, like, such a free thinker. Is that a shot at FR? It literally doesn't matter at all who he votes for. Trump is going to win Indiana. 1. fonzeee is correct. Last poll I saw is Trump up 53-39-5, with...
by Saint
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK Flu jabs.
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: UK Flu jabs.

Mrs Saint is confused by all of this. The local surgery and community nurses are only planning on starting up flu jabs in the next week or so - but that's going to be nearly a month ahead of when they normally start down here
by Saint
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378820

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8655351/BBC-considering-dropping-Rule-Britannia-Land-Hope-Glory-Night-Proms.html https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/rule-britannia-faces-axe-in-bbcs-black-lives-matter-proms-0fvhwmwlm?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1598150117 "Dalia Stasev...
by Saint
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9178
Views: 462924

Re: Anthony Joshua

New guy wrote:
YOYO wrote:OMG!!!

What a knock out by Drago!!!!
Pretty much the first punch he landed all night. Unreal.

Whyte will be gutted.
Described on R5L as the best punch he has ever, and will ever, throw
by Saint
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Rick Gates: Convicted. Paul Manafort: Convicted. George Papadopoulos: Convicted. Mike Flynn: Convicted. Michael Cohen: Convicted. Roger Stone: Convicted. Steve Bannon: Arrested. All the Best People :thumbup: Process question, has Flynn been convicted? He pled guilty - in the UK that counts as convi...
by Saint
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

I'd assume they're some mix of idiotic, partisan and corrupt. But they do have options, and now is the time to look at them not wait until after there's a problem they could have prevented or at least mitigated What a quaint idea. They should either be willing to do it, or be willing to have to def...
by Saint
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Travel in a post-Covid world - discuss
Replies: 57
Views: 1557

Re: Travel in a post-Covid world - discuss

If we don't get a vaccine soon, then the next thing will be a rapid test. If they can get an accurate rapid test available then you can be tested on arrival at the airport (before you even enter to check in), then probably get tested again once you've landed before you clear immigration. On the whol...
by Saint
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UK positive tests rise above 1000 for the first time since 26 June, slow but steady rise since 1 July is not good. :uhoh: Yep, positive tests have gone up from 0.6% to 0.61% of the tests taken. Yep, clear correlation between increased testing and postive results :roll: https://i.ibb.co/NpD8CXy/corr...
by Saint
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1754

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

5 days worked at home, in the office for the rest of it. It was weird and quiet for April but much more preferred to working from home. The only bonus from working at home is not doing the wasted travel time and South West f**king Trains. £4k a year to be saved if that could be avoided daily. I'd n...
by Saint
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1754

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

I'm back in the office full time now, and the company seems to have lost it's appetite for allowing staff to work from home. I've even been on a plane, and have several more trips booked, although we have restricted the amount of travel we are doing where possible. My dog misses what he remembers a...
by Saint
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1754

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

There's a lot of thought going into this type of thing, and best practise is only now beginning to emerge. One of many things people need to realise is that Covid lockdown WFH had very little to do with the "normal" WFH experience. Especially at the start there were many more distractions, obvious c...
by Saint
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

I wonder what effect an October Covid vaccine roll out would have on his numbers First up in the US would be working out HOW to rollout a Nationwide vaccination process. I've seen some of the provisional ideas for the UK, and they seem fairly unrealistic even with effectively unlimited labour and n...
by Saint
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Looks like we are in for a long struggle with this shit. Wellcome Trust director Prof Sir Jeremy Farrar told the House of Commons' Health Committee "things will not be done by Christmas". He went on to say humanity would be living with the virus for "decades". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53488142...
by Saint
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Trump may need to diverge Main Street from Wall Street. Cant claim just the upside https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/2020-07-20_12-32-00.jpg Of course he can. He's demonstrated that over the last ...
by Saint
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

Merc dominating for the 8th season in a row is getting tedious. They clearly have the best engineers power unit... Everything really... Bht by god its tedious. Couple of seasons ago Ferrari were favourites for most of the season. It was a strange season. Ferrari had the better car but Hamilton buil...
by Saint
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

Had to chuckle. Ginsburg is trying to hang on until the elections. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-cancer-chemotherapy/index.html Having said that, the Republicans held out in appointing a new SCJ for months just before the end of Obama's 8th year. So unless Trump wins, ...
by Saint
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

It will be interesting to see if they can convince either Thomas or Alito to step down prior to the election. If they can get another 50 year old on the bench it will deliver significant continuity for the next two or three decades. So goes the theory Roberts and Gorusch displaying an unwanted tend...
by Saint
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

nardol wrote:I dislike any driver who has a daddy that bought a team for him to race.

Problem is perez is also a pay driver.
Lots of drivers bring sponsorship with them. When Alonso was at McLaren he was technically a pay driver
by Saint
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

What do other drivers think of Stroll? Useless, privileged wanker? Well, he's a pay driver, and in many ways the ultimate pay driver. But he was good enough to be an F3 champion and not many make it that far. He's aso made it to a podium at 18 years old, even with the caveat of it being in a Willia...
by Saint
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Home Office tell Shamina Begum to FCUK right off.
Replies: 1446
Views: 44682

Re: Home Office tell Shamina Begum to FCUK right off.

Court of Appeal is well known to be occupied by judges who have had training in and lean heavily towards the EU. It's why it is vitally important we leave the EU and constitute our own courts of and with British trained judges who understand why the rights of a British person trump those of an EU o...
by Saint
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

Rowdy wrote:But who will make way? The boss's son or the better driver? I saw a suggestion that Stroll could do a season as tester to make way - would be a strong team, with some exciting misjudgements to come.
Perez has already been approached.
by Saint
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just as with r0, we've reached the point where a localised outbreak will now impact the national figure substantially.
by Saint
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Has anyone's government addressed things like: What materials should masks be made of? To what standard should masks be made? How often/long should masks be worn? Is single use or washable the way forwards? How should masks be disposed of? Should all biohazard waste be destroyed? How does all of th...
by Saint
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Has anyone's government addressed things like: What materials should masks be made of? To what standard should masks be made? How often/long should masks be worn? Is single use or washable the way forwards? How should masks be disposed of? Should all biohazard waste be destroyed? How does all of th...
by Saint
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114125
Views: 5056085

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

why limit congress's access to information? i still don't understand Because without limitation a hostile House could issue 1 million subpoenas and the White House would be consumed trying to defend them. Also, the Executive is entitled to a certain degree of discretion, known as Executive Privileg...
by Saint
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

I think Hamilton didn't place at Austria last year, but Bottas did, so maybe Lewis won't actually smoke him. He finished 5th. Last year's Mercedes had cooling problems and it was a hot weekend, but yeah, Hamilton had a poor race. The previous year both Mercedes had hydraulic issues when leading the...
by Saint
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11962
Views: 559380

Re: F1 Thread

Had anyone else done that I would have been screaming they did it deliberately to prevent being challenged for pole But as it's bottas and merc are so far ahead of everyone else... hamilton will smoke him regardless. .. so dont care I wouldn't be to sure. I think Bottas beats Hamilton more often th...
by Saint
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Scary how quickly this thing is spreading in America. As mentioned earlier, what is strange is the number of deaths is dropping. https://i.ibb.co/b1Ygkf0/Screen-Shot-2020-07-04-at-11-44-23-am.png https://i.ibb.co/YDvJRBW/Screen-Shot-2020-07-04-at-11-44-16-am.png Bloody hell on the right side of the...
by Saint
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 2240

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

mr bungle wrote:A test for the audiophiles, shame Torq has been gassed.

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/ ... io-quality

Did it first with decent headphones and it was simple, 6/6

On tablet speakers, 3/6

On mobile phone speakers, 2/6
by Saint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 2240

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

The only drawback with my Sonos gear is the WiFi connection. It drops out on a regular basis and I have to keep toggling the WiFi on/off switch on my phone or even reset the router to get it to respond. Particularly annoying when I’m trying to turn off the motherfücking Trolls soundtrack my kid lik...
by Saint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 2240

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

Other than i bought the first of my sonos kit before Amazon with echo were even in the market with their stuff and it is far easier for me to add more sonos kit to my existing system. Ovals, I agree if you can afford it, go for it. Much like i do with sonos, the ease with which it works for me does...
by Saint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 2240

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

Sonos for me but I’m not a music snob . Sonos with Spotify works for me and it’s fairly idiot proof which also helps I’d say that’s exactly what you are! You’re buying amazon echo grade audio for 5+ times the price because you think the brand is trendy. You’d be much better served filling your hous...
by Saint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Explanation of the delay in UK reporting yesterday: We have updated the methodology of reporting positive cases, to remove duplicates within and across pillars 1 and 2, to ensure that a person who tests positive is only counted once. Methodologies between nations differ and we will be making future ...
by Saint
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676030

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Perhaps I might have seemed flippant about conjuring figures of deaths and I apologise if it caused offence. I meant that totals just seem to be "massaged" sometimes to give the impression that the politicians are dealing well with the virus. The high death rate is not a matter to be taken lightly ...