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by DOB
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jumper’s taking Rob’s departure harder than I thought he would.
by DOB
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

ukjim wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:55 am https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 6624668672

a tweet for all seasons.
The real Q conspiracy should be how was Trump able to see into the future and leave all these tweets for us?
by DOB
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Santa wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:06 am Than other thing is the sheer number of crimes that a criminal president alleges are being committed solely to remove said president for crimes he committed before, during, and after running for president. It's a nice new norm. :thumbup:
by DOB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

TheFrog wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:50 pm So Trump's tax return finally in the open... the successful business man paid 750$ income tax in 2016 and in 2017...

Drain the swamp.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... taxes.html
This is the exact opposite of surprising.
by DOB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

iarmhiman wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:32 pm So Supreme Court is pretty catholic:

6 Catholics
2 Jews

Wonder what the WASPs make of that
They don't care as long as they're pro life and pro gun.
by DOB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale isn't a busted flush. He just isn't as good as we'd hoped defensively. Well he's not scoring anymore either which sort of brings the defence into focus a bit more. Yeah but that's more to do with our lamentably shit attacking play, for Ireland anwyay. Is our shit attacking play the reason...
by DOB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3387
Views: 193776

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Cycling tactics are so simple. "Where's Alaphilippe going to attack?" "Probably just before the top of the final climb." "Better make sure we follow him then.' "Yup." :lol: :lol: It was so predictable it was untrue. I also hate the fact that cyclists seem more content to settle for a podium place t...
by DOB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3387
Views: 193776

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Cycling tactics are so simple.

"Where's Alaphilippe going to attack?"
"Probably just before the top of the final climb."
"Better make sure we follow him then.'
"Yup."
by DOB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Seriously? The KKK used Christianity. That old line about how fascism will come to America “wrapped in a flag and carrying the cross” is at least 80 years old. Just as scary, to me anyway, is that the end justifies the means amongst these weirdos. Well that’s Trump all over. Only he wouldn’t think ...
by DOB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

You've got it the wrong way around. "Christian" Nationalists (who all believe that Jesus was a blue eyed white skinned Anglo-Saxon) have convinced themselves that Trump is their way to political power. Nothing to do with the Gospel. Nothing to do with actual Christianity. I don't think that Evangel...
by DOB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58401
Views: 6941286

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

Can't remember the name of the guy but the story is all about statistical sampling bias. Returning aircraft during WW2 suffered anti-aircraft damage predominantly in these areas. The guy concerned recognised that this was not indicating inherent weakness as these aircraft were making it back. Those...
by DOB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

4071 wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:41 pm Honestly, when sane people on the right see who they are in bed with, it's remarkable that they don't stop to wonder if they are really on the right side of history.
https://youtu.be/hn1VxaMEjRU
by DOB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Christian Nationalism is not quite the same thing as Christian. Christians would reject Trump, as he is quite clearly the living antithesis of Jesus. Christian Nationalists absolutely LOVE him, with an almost religious devotion. He is being folded into their mythology as some kind of latter day sai...
by DOB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

I hate the top 2 system. Like you said, it’s terrible for 3rd parties. In the Bay Area it’s basically meant having the election first, and the Primary second. It still doesn’t give the top party in a district any reason to reach out to voters who disagree on one or two issues.
by DOB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

I hate the top 2 system. Like you said, it’s terrible for 3rd parties. In the Bay Area it’s basically meant having the election first, and the Primary second. It still doesn’t give the top party in a district any reason to reach out to voters who disagree on one or two issues.
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 236
Views: 12231

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Tbh, I'm not bothered by it, but it does seem a bit whipped to not say Jihad. Keynes being a woman actually helps change up the cast a good bit. Herbert had some very weird hangups about women. Don't know that it's "whipped" - think it's more the understanding that you pretty much eliminate half yo...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Three parties is a fantasy. The essential struggle is progressives vs conservatives. A third party only really dilutes one of those. It's daft that, for example, social conservatives have to align with economic conservatives, though. Those things are not the same. A person's views on global warming...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sexton played 10 with Felipe at 12 a lot, due to Darce and BOD being away with Ireland. Come to think of it, wasn't Darce injured for a lot of that season, hence Trimble playing 12 in the 6N? Felipe picked up a neck injury, IIRC, and was not guaranteed to be able to play again. For multiple reasons,...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:02 pm Did Sexton play in the 2008 final ?
Wasn't that the last year where it was purely league based and there wasn't a final?
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Nah. You’re overthinking things and looking for deep meaning. For the first time ever, morons don’t have to read and hear things that don’t conform with their moronic opinions. They find other morons online and grow confident that they are actually not morons at all. They’re actually smart! Then Mu...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Three parties is a fantasy. The essential struggle is progressives vs conservatives. A third party only really dilutes one of those. It's daft that, for example, social conservatives have to align with economic conservatives, though. Those things are not the same. A person's views on global warming...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

To put those facts and figures into context, consider this: the only trophy Leinster have won in the professional era – minus Kearney – was the 2002 Celtic League. https://www.the42.ie/rob-kearney-6-5214147-Sep2020/ Tbf, you could have said the same when Fitz retired or SOB left, or even "never in ...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

I don't believe Christians recognize themselves in Trump. He is everything Christians are not. They may vote for him because he is pushing their agenda (to get their votes) but they don't identify with whom he is. It is actually quite an ethical dilemna I am sure for the Christians. Who do you chos...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Paddy played 1 game of pro rugby at 12 at Ulster and none at 15 until he was at LI, not sure how he's comparable here. Paddy started the 02/03 season as Ulsters 1st choice fullback before breaking his leg, he lost his place then to Bryn Cunningham. He then played a few games there in the 03/04 seas...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

As for Biden, you are right, he may well have accepted to be a transition candidate, who has been selected to avoid Sanders winning the primary. He may have a mission to steer the Democratic Party through the 4 years without making any wave, and allowing them to prepare the next election. What will...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

As for Biden, you are right, he may well have accepted to be a transition candidate, who has been selected to avoid Sanders winning the primary. He may have a mission to steer the Democratic Party through the 4 years without making any wave, and allowing them to prepare the next election. What will...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

Fark me, Mick, you seem to be a bit confused. Since when has your orange idol ever, ever behaved rationally, and made decisions that were actually to the benefit of the whole population when it comes to Covid-19? Just to jog your memory, 200,000 deaths and counting. He is not my idol. You've more p...
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

merry! wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:38 am it's shocking how many people are comfortable voting for gangsters. :(
I know, right? 46% of the country did in 2016.
by DOB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

I've said it before on here, but the Jorgenson situation is exactly why America needs ranked choice voting. The 2-party system is at least partly responsible for a lot of the worst crap that comes up every election season. If a deciding factor in winning an election was getting the 2nd preference v...
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

It should be noted that this applies to every election. The undecided voter is mostly a myth. 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. T...
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

It should be noted that this applies to every election. The undecided voter is mostly a myth. The options are: 1. Vote A 2. Vote B 3. Can't be arsed 4. What election Yep. Or as I say: Democrat, Republican, or irrelevance. That last one could mean staying home or voting third party, but both amount ...
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

The numbers of pure undecided at this point I've seen in polls is something on the lines of 2%. That's nothing. So at this point everyone has made up their minds, it's just a question of getting them to the polls and voting. It should be noted that this applies to every election. The undecided vote...
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wait, is the game not this coming Saturday?
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Well, Sarries kicking without their regular kicker, from long range and tough angles. Sexton turned down at least 2 very gettable pens. They weren’t gettable in them conditions. Saracens didn’t convert any of the tough ones they went for in the second half against the wind I felt like Farrell would...
by DOB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Well, Sarries kicking without their regular kicker, from long range and tough angles. Sexton turned down at least 2 very gettable pens.
by DOB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111094
Views: 4936856

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

is there any poll that runs it like the election is actually decided ; state by state electoral college process ? I see polls every once in a while about battle ground states etc but haven't come across anything that shows who the winner state by state and overall winner ? This combines a few polls...
by DOB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We lack creativity in the backs, particularly at 12. Our outside backs don’t get the ball enough and when they do they usually get it in the tram lines with a wall of defenders ahead of them. Larmour’s try was well set up, but we don’t see enough of that kind of team work. Contrast with Toulouse su...
by DOB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3387
Views: 193776

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I'm guessing Sam won't be doing the Giro after all that. Could he ride in La Vuelta? He'd be mad to try either. Ewan is supposedly down to ride the Giro, but the routes for both are brutal. I can maybe see Bennett doing the Vuelta, because there's enough time to get a bit of rest ahead of it, and i...
by DOB
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3387
Views: 193776

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I'm guessing Sam won't be doing the Giro after all that. Could he ride in La Vuelta? He'd be mad to try either. Ewan is supposedly down to ride the Giro, but the routes for both are brutal. I can maybe see Bennett doing the Vuelta, because there's enough time to get a bit of rest ahead of it, and i...
by DOB
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15866198

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:45 pm Anyway, here's hoping Toulouse do it.
The most Leinstertaining side left in, tbf.