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by Davedj77
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Terrorist's sentencing starting tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 1459

Re: Terrorist's sentencing starting tomorrow

I don't think the death sentence is the right thing to do in most cases. But a case like this makes me wish there could be exceptions to our current way of doing things. When there is absolutely zero doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime, and the said crime is by many factors the most hein...
by Davedj77
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Advice from some fellow kiwis
Replies: 54
Views: 1223

Re: Advice from some fellow kiwis

Cambridge is a nice little town there is central to most of the North Island. Always liked that place. I moved to Cambridge a year ago and its a nice little place. Very pleasant. Central location, close to the Tron but far enough away. Only an hour from Tauranga and Rotorua. Couple hours to Aucklan...
by Davedj77
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The flu doesn't overwhelm countries public health systems and kill frontline medical staff the way COVID-19 is. Ridiculous comment from Couch. No hospitals have been overwhelmed. Public health systems are coping very well, media has played it's part in spreading unnecessary fear and propoganda. All...
by Davedj77
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34801

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I cant believe Super Rugby Aotearoa is almost over, there isnt a final series which is no biggie, but it just seems awfully short. What happens once its completed? Mitre 10 cup starts? They were probably better off having everyone play each other 3 times. Why so much bitterness about the NZ comp? I...
by Davedj77
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs
Replies: 131
Views: 2653

Re: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs

A question for Blues fans, is Dan Carter ever going to get a game for your team? As Rangi dont ask us. I also wonder how many guys that can play 10 must you have in a matchday squad. I mean he has Black, Plummer and BB. It's a bit much. I cant work out what the Blues coaches see in Plummer. He's no...
by Davedj77
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark, I get the feeling you actually like it when people break quarantine. Do you? Gives him the opportunity to say nothing Jacinda does is good enough, but he's the same bloke that wants to give new arrivals a quarantine spot in any old cheap motel. Can people please stop quoting that tedious piec...
by Davedj77
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Problematic Choons
Replies: 64
Views: 1481

Re: Problematic Choons

Sir Mix a Lot - Put 'em on the glass.
by Davedj77
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1753

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

I would love to be able to work from home with a clear conscience knowing my productivity is the same or better. However I simply don't have the discipline or focus to be able to do that. I know it would be great for my mental health and would also save me money. But from my experience of WFH during...
by Davedj77
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa. Now with Spectators!!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 2483

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa. Now with Spectators!!!!

Akkerman wrote:great to hear and well done to new zealand for managing the pandemic well

any social distancing or spacing restrictions for spectators ?
Social distancing is gone, no limit on the number of spectators. A 7pm kickoff on a Saturday suits me better too. Cannot wait!
by Davedj77
Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events
Replies: 28
Views: 1721

Re: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events

These stories are too good. Horrific and embarrassing but so funny I feel a bit jealous I don't have any stories that come remotely close. Although I don't have the same way with words some of you fine posters have :lol:
by Davedj77
Fri May 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114000
Views: 5051999

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

He really does have the best words and the best brain. “I tested very positively in another sense. So, this morning, yeah, I tested positively toward negative, right? No, I tested perfectly this morning. Meaning I tested negative. But that’s the way it’s taken, positively toward the negative.” I me...
by Davedj77
Fri May 22, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events
Replies: 28
Views: 1721

Re: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events

:lol: :lol: :lol: Classic story, very well told!
by Davedj77
Fri May 22, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I saw a quote on facebook about Trump that was something like "He's so stupid. So unbelievably stupid and I dont even have to say his name and everyone knows who I am talking about" There is a poster on this thread that could apply to as well , you could use the word stupid but I'd go for tedious. ...
by Davedj77
Fri May 22, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I saw a quote on facebook about Trump that was something like "He's so stupid. So unbelievably stupid and I dont even have to say his name and everyone knows who I am talking about" There is a poster on this thread that could apply to as well, you could use the word stupid but I'd go for tedious. An...
by Davedj77
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The *official* Joe Rogan podcast thread
Replies: 517
Views: 44363

Re: The *official* Joe Rogan podcast thread

I’ve listened to a bit of him before.... can’t really figure him out. He doesn’t really seem to have much of an opinion but rather just mirrors his guests opinion after a while, certainly in any episodes i’ve watched. Anyway most of his stuff is interesting, imo. Rogan is a fairly average guy with ...
by Davedj77
Wed May 20, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

The one thing that worries me with the whole marijuana debate is the conundrum around testing. I could load up with P on Friday night and it would be gone from the system prior to a drug test on Monday. For booze it would be gone by lunchtime Saturday. A smoke at the same time would still show up 4...
by Davedj77
Wed May 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I was in Canada last January when I thought a girl next to me on a bus was lighting up! Turns out she was just rolling one up from her stash ready to smoke at our destination. Up to that point I hadn't realized Canada had recently legalized dope. I'm not sure. You hear such conflicting reports abou...
by Davedj77
Wed May 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114000
Views: 5051999

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

It's a badge of honour that the US has the most coronavirus cases... :lol: I thought it was fake. Nope. “I view it as a badge of honor, really, it’s a badge of honor,” Trump told reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday. “ It’s a great tribute to the testing and all of the w...
by Davedj77
Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I'll probably go no and no on the referendums. Weed laws aren't harsh and no one cares anyway. Why change them? Also, I've had major problems getting weed at points in my life so I won't be happy with a sudden free-for-all. :x Having said that, if you can take a black market revenue source away fro...
by Davedj77
Tue May 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

The opposite on the other. The flag debate was scuppered by offering the choice first. Let people decide whether they want change first. Then work on the options. There are enough overseas examples already up and running to compare. Results will speak for themselves. I think the Portuguese model of...
by Davedj77
Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I'll probably go no and no on the referendums. Weed laws aren't harsh and no one cares anyway. Why change them? Also, I've had major problems getting weed at points in my life so I won't be happy with a sudden free-for-all. :x Having said that, if you can take a black market revenue source away fro...
by Davedj77
Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

I'll probably go no and no on the referendums. Weed laws aren't harsh and no one cares anyway. Why change them? Also, I've had major problems getting weed at points in my life so I won't be happy with a sudden free-for-all. :x Having said that, if you can take a black market revenue source away fro...
by Davedj77
Tue May 19, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

Where we'all at with the cannabis referendum? I'm a hazy YES. 100% Yes and I'll actually be devastated if weed isn't legalised. Before COVID-19 I thought it would be the most important thing to happen this year (for me personally). As far as the country goes, I think a big factor for "yes" would be...
by Davedj77
Mon May 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283115

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I've enjoyed The Last Dance so much, I'm really going to miss it, so I've saved the last episode to watch in the next day or two. For me the 1990s was the greatest era for all sports that I love. It probably also had something to do with those being my teenage and early 20s years. I'll never revere ...
by Davedj77
Sun May 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

Well Ive just had an enlightening experience a hand at the front line so to speak. In the theme of supporting local Ive just been to the terrace, Christchurch's hotspot for bars, restaurants and nightlife. Most sunday afternoons down there are packed. We visited two venues and I counted 21 restaura...
by Davedj77
Mon May 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

I wont be going out to any restaurants. I will be reducing my discretionary spending and making sure I have rainy day money for the future. Same here. There is a part of me that wants to support such businesses but this whole experience has made me realise how on a knife edge everyone lives. One da...
by Davedj77
Mon May 11, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ on June 13th
Replies: 145
Views: 5064

Re: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ on June 13th

Very interesting that they have opted for 5.05pm Saturday and 3.05pm Sunday time slots. Very different from the old Super Rugby scheduling. As much as I like daytime rugby, I'm disappointed there aren't Friday night games. But I'll take what I can get, and I do like the idea of Sunday afternoon rug...
by Davedj77
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 15752

Re: The UFC Thread

This private island fight is sounding a bit like Enter the Dragon or Mortal Kombat. Except that the fights won't be anywhere near as spectacular or entertaining. You won't be saying that when Frank Dux wins the middleweight belt. :lol: Its hilarious how spectacular the fight scenes are in martial a...
by Davedj77
Sat May 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28
Replies: 412
Views: 13957

Re: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/12 ... ike-threat

Keep up the great job NRL. I can see why you are about to be one of the first sports in the world to resume :roll: What a clusterfuck.
by Davedj77
Fri May 08, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most disturbing movie scenes.
Replies: 122
Views: 4354

Re: Most disturbing movie scenes.

The "squeal like a pig" scene from Deliverance.
by Davedj77
Fri May 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

I'd say smiles and global profile are 99% of a Tourism Minister's job. Fair play. However I think Mark Richardson sums ups Arden's Govt perfectly. "Take all these disasters away over the last three years and all they have been is a dishevelled rabble."  Something you see in this thread regularly is...
by Davedj77
Fri May 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

Just watched tourism minister Kelvin Davis discussing the Govt plan for the recovery of the tourism industry with Paul Henry. What a f**king car crash. :uhoh: Davis or Henry? Davis. He is a complete and utter incompetent who has no business being a Govt minister. I'm not sure he is fit for any port...
by Davedj77
Thu May 07, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ on June 13th
Replies: 145
Views: 5064

Re: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ soon

Who wants to put a wager on the condition that Akira Ioane will be in? https://scontent.fakl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/93166148_831807833969860_3681332828655583232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=GNKzpnu5e0MAX-ln8cI&_nc_ht=scontent.fakl4-1.fna&oh=bf772cb767ce93b0a4bcb64c8a24e17f&oe=5EDAFCC3
by Davedj77
Thu May 07, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ on June 13th
Replies: 145
Views: 5064

Re: 'Super Rugby' to restart in NZ soon

When Jacinda announced we were allowed to travel domestically I jumped up and yelled and fist pumped. When she said rugby could resume, I shed some tears. I didn't think I'd be that emotional but it brought me a sense of joy I haven't felt in weeks. Out of context I wouldn't be so enthused with the ...
by Davedj77
Thu May 07, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33393
Views: 1222259

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

Level 2 means inter regional travel! So stoked about that. Can't wait to see friends and family. Its going to be a free for all though and I'd imagine the roads are going to be crazy that first weekend of Level 2. Now just have to hope we go to Level 2 next Wednesday.
by Davedj77
Wed May 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28
Replies: 412
Views: 13957

Re: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28

https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/05/06/media-keep-bashing-him-up-reynolds-says-lay-off-latrell/ Comparing the treatment Mitchell has received to Michael Jordan? Really? :lol: :lol: The NRL would move on with barely anyone noticing if Mitchell left. Jordan leaving the NBA was worldwide news. Plus a big...
by Davedj77
Wed May 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28
Replies: 412
Views: 13957

Re: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28

A number of NRL players are facing being axed from the season, for refusing to get the flu vaccine. This was part of the NRL's agreement with NSW and QLD Health authorities which allowed them to restart on May 28th but only if all players signed up to and adhered to strict health guidelines and pro...
by Davedj77
Wed May 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28
Replies: 412
Views: 13957

Re: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28

A number of NRL players are facing being axed from the season, for refusing to get the flu vaccine. This was part of the NRL's agreement with NSW and QLD Health authorities which allowed them to restart on May 28th but only if all players signed up to and adhered to strict health guidelines and pro...
by Davedj77
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the new ABs Captain for 2020 is...
Replies: 152
Views: 4902

Re: And the new ABs Captain for 2020 is...

...Sam Cane...well done! Lets just hope we get to see him in action for the ABs this year. If so, then that's shameless pro-Chiefs bias shown by former Chiefs coach Ian Foster. Sam Whitelock has won three SR titles in a row as a captain of the Crusaders, surely he's the most qualified man for the j...