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by Gwenno
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: James Randi dies
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: James Randi dies

He won’t go to heaven.
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Get rid of the HoL? I’d like to get rid of state religion, and it’s head too, but one step at a time.
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies Fans, any positives from the game?
Replies: 47
Views: 926

Re: Wallabies Fans, any positives from the game?

shanky wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:17 am Last time we’ll see Banks in gold?
There’s been no gold in banks for years.
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

6.Jones wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:14 pm Education, rationality and science are usually presented diplomatically, if for no other reason than that's how you change people's minds.
Agreed. I wonder if threats of repatriation and advice to leave your outdated mediaeval opinions at the door is considered diplomatic?
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

I want it to be education, rationality, and science too. We still can be diplomatic about it though, if, for no other reason, for consistency. ALL religions are barmy, and over the years atrocities have been done in their names too, so I don’t want Islam to feel singled out.Islam is the world leader...
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

If the people that banned Dawkins were frightened of being roasted on Twitter then shame on them. If they were frightened of being roasted for real, like the Jordanian pilot then I wouldn’t criticise them ... It is going to take decades of highly diplomatic people criticising Islamic terrorism whil...
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

If the people that banned Dawkins were frightened of being roasted on Twitter then shame on them. If they were frightened of being roasted for real, like the Jordanian pilot then I wouldn’t criticise them - but the truth I don’t know the facts. Of course terrorists call themselves freedom fighters, ...
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

I don’t think that the non Muslim world is powerful or united enough to eradicate the religion, nor repatriate its followers. Pointing out to non Muslims that that the religion is nonsense and barbaric isn’t particularly helpful, as we already know that, and the act of pointing it out doesn’t chang...
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

I don’t think that the non Muslim world is powerful or united enough to eradicate the religion, nor repatriate its followers. Pointing out to non Muslims that that the religion is nonsense and barbaric isn’t particularly helpful, as we already know that, and the act of pointing it out doesn’t change...
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Either kill them all, (impractical) or stop annoying them. I vote number 2. Yes, because living with the very real threat of violence over a cartoon and other perceived offences from those who have chosen to live in a secular country is an acceptable status quo. Either 'we' continue to cravenly acc...
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Either kill them all, (impractical) or stop annoying them. I vote number 2.
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

With a non appeasement hat on, what is the next step then? someone above made the point that believing their book was the literal word of god would be regarded as mental illness in any other context. reckon flying planes into buildings, cutting off heads for cartoons and the rest of it is all the p...
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

With a non appeasement hat on, what is the next step then?
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Even though a tiny fraction of 1% are extremists in thought and action I think you'll find a significantly higher percentage of them sympathise with extremist views. Wouldn’t deny it. You can never know for sure what someone is thinking. Probably loads are atheists in secret. I’m not for a moment s...
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

[quote="Gwenno " post_id=6703487 time=<a href="tel:1602924687">1602924687</a> user_id=1840] Another illustration of the fact that just because you have a right to something, free speech, doesn’t mean that you are safe. If you were sharing a cell with a violent Christian fundamentalist, would you pr...
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2227

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

First you would have to define what is an acceptable level of trendy.
by Gwenno
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4270

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Another illustration of the fact that just because you have a right to something, free speech, doesn’t mean that you are safe. If you were sharing a cell with a violent Christian fundamentalist, would you press on him/her your right to argue the evolutionary cause?
by Gwenno
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Issues with the spouse
Replies: 52
Views: 2603

Re: Issues with the spouse

[quote="johnstrac " post_id=6700495 time=<a href="tel:1602602959">1602602959</a> user_id=8797] [quote="Gwenno " post_id=6700381 time=<a href="tel:1602589350">1602589350</a> user_id=1840] My wife has many irritating traits, but I still love her. 1 Dishwasher etiquette. 2 Never finishes her hot drink...
by Gwenno
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2227

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

Anxiety is fear.
by Gwenno
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Issues with the spouse
Replies: 52
Views: 2603

Re: Issues with the spouse

My wife has many irritating traits, but I still love her. 1 Dishwasher etiquette. 2 Never finishes her hot drink. If you pick the cup up in a hurry when tidying the house you get a wet sleeve. 3 Tidying shopping bags away in the house rather than putting them back in the car boot, where they are use...
by Gwenno
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2227

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

Not a simple answer. Mental health is under resourced with people waiting 3 months for counselling and over a year for cbt in some areas, so that GPs sometimes prescribe inappropriately and give sick notes while waiting for better therapies. Because there is some protection for people with a mental ...
by Gwenno
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 19950

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Given JK Rowling has brought up gender transition regret, a big case is starting today where Kiera Bell who was convinced to transition as a minor by the NHS gender clinic is taking them to court a sit left her infertile and was basically the wrong decision for her. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
by Gwenno
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: List of pet peeves II: the sequel
Replies: 939
Views: 54334

Re: List of pet peeves II: the sequel

Not keeping shopping bags in the boot of the car, where they can be some use.
by Gwenno
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Justine for bimbo
Replies: 108
Views: 4178

Re: Justine for bimbo

Not a typo, he used a capital J
by Gwenno
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suggestions Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1118

Re: Suggestions Please

Arthritic fly half in luminescent people carrier with you removed twice, known for Oundulating (6)
by Gwenno
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low gooooooooooooone
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Swing Low gooooooooooooone

Is the singing songs that were once called ‘negro spirituals’ per se OK or to be condemned? I ask because I used to sing in a male voice choir, and some of our repertoire were those songs, which we sang with respect and enjoyment. I’m not in that choir anymore, but bearing in mind how small c conse...
by Gwenno
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low gooooooooooooone
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Swing Low gooooooooooooone

Is the singing songs that were once called ‘negro spirituals’ per se OK or to be condemned? I ask because I used to sing in a male voice choir, and some of our repertoire were those songs, which we sang with respect and enjoyment. I’m not in that choir anymore, but bearing in mind how small c conse...
by Gwenno
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low gooooooooooooone
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Swing Low gooooooooooooone

Is the singing songs that were once called ‘negro spirituals’ per se OK or to be condemned? I ask because I used to sing in a male voice choir, and some of our repertoire were those songs, which we sang with respect and enjoyment. I’m not in that choir anymore, but bearing in mind how small c conse...
by Gwenno
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low gooooooooooooone
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Swing Low gooooooooooooone

Is the singing songs that were once called ‘negro spirituals’ per se OK or to be condemned? I ask because I used to sing in a male voice choir, and some of our repertoire were those songs, which we sang with respect and enjoyment. I’m not in that choir anymore, but bearing in mind how small c conser...
by Gwenno
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What threads would you save from PR?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: What threads would you save from PR?

Giving up the bottle. Has helped so many.
by Gwenno
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Andrew Cotter's dog commentary vids
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Andrew Cotter's dog commentary vids

Excellent, effortless commentator style. Makes me wish I’d used my mobile phone video more with my last 3 retrievers.
by Gwenno
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sudoku question
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Sudoku question

On the sudoku program that I downloaded, which gives hints, that is exactly what it advises to do sometimes, but it uses a more technical term than ‘trial and error’
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Idioms
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Idioms

People say 'I can't hear out of my right ear', but for hearing to happen you have to let the sound IN. Ditto 'I can't see out of my right eye.' I bet you sit there quietly seething in your consulting room. 'Telephone triage' - the healthy alternative to watching paint dry. Try holding the phone to ...
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Idioms
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Idioms

People say 'I can't hear out of my right ear', but for hearing to happen you have to let the sound IN. Ditto 'I can't see out of my right eye.' I bet you sit there quietly seething in your consulting room. 'Telephone triage' - the healthy alternative to watching paint dry. Try holding the phone to ...
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 19950

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

A trans man does not want to be called a woman yet can menstruate. That must be tough for him. I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man, ooooh...better pop out for some lillets, I'm a man, I'm a man. I cannot imagine that gender dysphoria is pleasant for anyone. No dysphoria is pleasant..... most...
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Idioms
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Idioms

Margin_Walker wrote:
Gwenno wrote:People say 'I can't hear out of my right ear', but for hearing to happen you have to let the sound IN.
Ditto 'I can't see out of my right eye.'
I bet you sit there quietly seething in your consulting room.
'Telephone triage' - the healthy alternative to watching paint dry.
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Idioms
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Idioms

People say 'I can't hear out of my right ear', but for hearing to happen you have to let the sound IN.
Ditto 'I can't see out of my right eye.'
by Gwenno
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

Mine is wet, green and sometimes brown. Can be white in the winter though.
by Gwenno
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian family names
Replies: 83
Views: 1404

Re: Polynesian family names

Scott Gibbs lost against them in RWC 1999 too!
by Gwenno
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian family names
Replies: 83
Views: 1404

Re: Polynesian family names

There is a Samoan called Cardiff isn’t there? Named in late 91, early 92, to commemorate a certain victory there in RWC 1991? Cardiff Vaega son of To'o Vaega who played RWC'91. :lol: Class, nice touch. https://i.ibb.co/HqCCNhN/wal-sam.jpg L-R Stephen Bachop, Frank Bunce, To'o Vaega, Pat Lam, Welsh ...