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by not_english
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

I wasn’t trumps biggest hater, but he’s at fault for these violent protests - what is it with the modern world that can’t accept a democratic vote without whinging and saying its unfair / let’s protest etc ? Remoaners / SNP / people’s vote types in the uk are just a less violent version of these tr...
by not_english
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

I wasn’t trumps biggest hater, but he’s at fault for these violent protests - what is it with the modern world that can’t accept a democratic vote without whinging and saying its unfair / let’s protest etc ? Remoaners / SNP / people’s vote types in the uk are just a less violent version of these tr...
by not_english
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Got to love twitter

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by not_english
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Dr Who thread
Replies: 217
Views: 21930

Re: The Official Dr Who thread

Just a question: was there any kind of "special" this end of year (Christmas / New Year)? Yes. Don't bother watching it, it is awful. I've decided not to bother watching Dr Who again after having been with it since the Tom Baker (and indeed Jon Pertwee on repeats) days. I just did... you were right...
by not_english
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Dr Who thread
Replies: 217
Views: 21930

Re: The Official Dr Who thread

Puma wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:11 pm

Just a question: was there any kind of "special" this end of year (Christmas / New Year)?
Yes. Don't bother watching it, it is awful.

I've decided not to bother watching Dr Who again after having been with it since the Tom Baker (and indeed Jon Pertwee on repeats) days.
by not_english
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

EverReady wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:27 pm The Dems are like +3/4 in both races. The polls to date would suggest that ain't enough. I don't fully understand why the democrats realise their poll predictions but that's the way
That wasn't the case in Georgia though actually for the presidential election. The polls were pretty much correct.
by not_english
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Interesting judges comments in the latest election challenge to be rejected. Yet even that may be letting Plaintiffs off the hook too lightly. Their failure to make any effort to serve or formally notify any Defendant — even after reminder by the Court in its Minute Order — renders it difficult to b...
by not_english
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Film Hidden Gems/Duds
Replies: 134
Views: 6545

Re: Film Hidden Gems/Duds

mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
When I was a kid I had a battletruck t-shirt. Kind of mad Max type of film from memory
by not_english
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR's Team of 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: PR's Team of 2020

Lets face it, it has been a sh¡t year for sports, so who fcking cares.
by not_english
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Those Clinton surpluses really stand out in that table
by not_english
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

But Eric Coomer said this was not possible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVyBv2Z6_SQ I was kind of interested in this as someone who works in IT, and apparently voters check-in to vote on something called a polling pad. This is the thing that he is claiming to have hacked, and I don't think anyon...
by not_english
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 279797

Re: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.

I remember being mocked by bimboman when we discussed quarantining the border back in April. I was explaining how such a strategy was having positive results in Australia and NZ. He told me that such a strategy would never by adopted in the UK because they would never, ever close their borders and ...
by not_english
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 279797

Re: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.

I would say that going into a lockdown works if you get the cases down to zero. This isn't really practical anywhere in Europe at the moment. The model here is to get the cases down low enough that hospitals aren't being overwhelmed. I still wonder however why they never tried to quarantine at the b...
by not_english
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 2965

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

Do we still have the thread on planet rugby questions to which the answer is no?
by not_english
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Incidentally some of the people on this thread seem quite unhinged, but anon is certainly not one of those.
by not_english
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Bloody hell, anon was primo choice. I always just presumed he was a kiwi.
by not_english
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6863

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

NZ have never lost a RWC pool game, but as we saw in the last world cup, that doesn't really mean anything in the end.
by not_english
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

on the upside, less money for the 2 Republicans running in Georgia - the stupidity of large sections of the American population never ceases to amaze ; was watching some late night host and had a clip of Fox interviewing Trump where he's still banging on about the election and getting 75 million vo...
by not_english
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 564
Views: 22727

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

I would be suprised if the odds of winning 4 states each of which he was ahead in the polls was in the quadrillions to 1.

16-1 if they were all 50-50 maybe. Mind you there is also probably a fallacy in looking at what has happened and then calculating the odds of that happening.
by not_english
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 564
Views: 22727

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

Although many States were critical to the US Election results, the Democrats concentrated their activity on the 4 'battleground' States (Pnnsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia), so called because the norm is that whoever wins those States will win the Election. In all of those states they used t...
by not_english
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sky News Problems
Replies: 57
Views: 2981

Re: Sky News Problems

I can't see why she wouldn't at least get a £10,000 fine. If they actually punished a few of these high profile rule-breakers it might discourage everyone else from breaking the rules Burley's "off air" for 6 months and Rashid and Rigby each for 3. Sky guarding its reputation slightly more than our...
by not_english
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sky News Problems
Replies: 57
Views: 2981

Re: Sky News Problems

I can't see why she wouldn't at least get a £10,000 fine. If they actually punished a few of these high profile rule-breakers it might discourage everyone else from breaking the rules
by not_english
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sky News Problems
Replies: 57
Views: 2981

Re: Sky News Problems

Mentioned this in the COVID thread. It seems Burley tried to fall on her sword by saying she only went in for a quick piss on twitter. But it Guido reported that she brought 10 people to the restaurant, breaking the rule of 6 , went to the 2nd restaurant for after hours drinking, not a quick toilet...
by not_english
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 13054

Re: Overrated cities?

Where I live in (west) London is very nice, can't relate to comments about it being dirty or dangerous at all. New Orleans on the other hand I think fits the thread title better. I was there pre-Katrina, and it was a sh!thole then, so can't imagine what it must be like now. The only thing I can thin...
by not_english
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31624

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Oh, well. They are slowly getting there. Sweden finally closing schools. What has it taken, 8 months to wake up? Sweden is to shut upper secondary schools from next week as it tries to control a surge in coronavirus infections that has led to 209 deaths in the past two days alone. https://www.nzher...
by not_english
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Personally I don't see why anyone should leave PR as a result of anything that happens in the outside world. Where would our chat be if everyone agreed with each other all the time?
by not_english
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Santa wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:43 pm
not_english wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:46 pm Must say it takes a fair bit of chutzpah to complain about possible ethics issues in the incoming Biden team after the last 4 years.
I would have expected people to be as critical of this as of that.
I think many would say that you are comparing apples with oranges
by not_english
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Must say it takes a fair bit of chutzpah to complain about possible ethics issues in the incoming Biden team after the last 4 years.
by not_english
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2876

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

I didn't watch all the games this year, but Richie had one terrible game against Australia and one very good one.
Generally speaking though whomever is at first five will do better when the forward pack performs, which is the area that we really need to sort out.
by not_english
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Re the Kraken claims (which are full of amazing numbers of typos and spelling mistakes apparently), how are they claiming that the voting machines were used to fraudlently change vote counts in Georgia when the votes have all been re-counted by hand?
by not_english
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 279797

Re: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.

I must say that as someone who lives in a terraced house with no off street parking, I am a bit concerned about how my future electric car is going to be able to be powered up. Surely as well, we are going through the process of destroying the car industry in the UK with Brexit, so making them only ...
by not_english
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

According to this analysis Biden's win was even narrower than Trump's win in 2016. https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/525646-the-2020-data-says-that-was-close This article is way too early - the final vote counts could be considerably larger in those states It's the margin not the count. Which is...
by not_english
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Apparently only 25000 votes left to be counted in Arizona, and I think they have some ridiculously close threshold for a recount, so presume this one will also be credited to Biden by the media who haven't yet.
by not_english
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

According to this analysis Biden's win was even narrower than Trump's win in 2016. https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/525646-the-2020-data-says-that-was-close This article is way too early - the final vote counts could be considerably larger in those states It's the margin not the count. Which is...
by not_english
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 127990
Views: 5497050

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

Santa wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:36 pm According to this analysis Biden's win was even narrower than Trump's win in 2016.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/52 ... -was-close
This article is way too early - the final vote counts could be considerably larger in those states
by not_english
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Our old friend is still at it
Replies: 293
Views: 19812

Re: Our old friend is still at it

Well I started at t he tail end of goo-goo gaa-gaa in 2004, and I do remember the board being totally unusable at the time. However, you could have a decent conversation with his multis. Alicia lion tamer is on that comes to mind, and later a version of Suleiman. He had very parochial Wellington ba...
by not_english
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6945

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Scrappy game, some terrible messy helter skelter play by the abs. I thought our loosies were very good though. Not so much the halves and props
by not_english
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6945

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Beauden not been good tonight
by not_english
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6945

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Aussies should have taken their kicks earlier
by not_english
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6945

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Aaargh lost the feed in the uk