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by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15922
Views: 340333

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

A servient vassal state supports the dominant state "militarily", on demand. I don't recall Ireland having done that as it happens. But for the UK, it is about to become the servient state in more than a military manner. And that's because the new political "elite" stand ready to make a killing by ...
by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15922
Views: 340333

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

@guyverhofstadt

Sep 29
United Kingdom and Canada impose sanctions on Lukashenko and his cronies... while the EU is still unable to decide.

Unanimity is killing the EU!
Guy out the gate early extolling the benefits of Brexit :)
by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Is Telemundo US viewers only? because they had Trump winning comprehensively, 66-34. No ambiguity there. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311390772306952193?s=20 In a twitter poll. Presumably of Telemundo followers, so mostly hispanic Americans? Any word as to sample size? Edit: it was 1...
by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Is Telemundo US viewers only? because they had Trump winning comprehensively, 66-34. No ambiguity there. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311390772306952193?s=20 In a twitter poll. Presumably of Telemundo followers, so mostly hispanic Americans? Any word as to sample size? Edit: it was 1...
by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Political Polls @PpollingNumbers National @Rasmussen_Poll : Biden 51% (+8) Trump 43% LV, 9/23-9/29 A 7 point shift towards Biden since last week 5:13 PM · Sep 30, 2020 Rssmussen which leans R National polls are meaningless. We need State by State snapshots in the swing states. Thank God, people are...
by Rugby2023
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

merry! wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:31 pmreckon this election will be about getting the vote out. especially with the pandemic.

trumpers are far more enthusiastic, like brexiteers. 8)
Certainly, Biden is not a figure that inspires, he's an elderly citizen who appears to be just about holding it together.
by Rugby2023
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 89
Views: 3135

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

Sounds good, would definitely enhance the league. The Kings can get lost as they add nothing but I'd feel sorry for the Cheetahs as they were decent enough. What's the story with qualifying for Europe? Agree, and I think adding the cream of South African rugby could well nudge Pro 16 rugby above th...
by Rugby2023
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions
Replies: 44
Views: 1242

Re: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions

Farrell is kind of a choker. Do you remember the last Lions series? When Farrell was such a bad flyhalf the kiwis thrashed us and he had to be replaced by Sexton? The two high pressure 77th min pens in the 2nd and 3rd tests respectively which gave the Lions a win and a draw (he kicked 12/14 across ...
by Rugby2023
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Why? I mean the cat is already out of the bag. The polls last time out were nearly all within the MOE(I think the RCP average was 1-2% Clinton?). Nothing has happened in this race since the conventions, even Kenosha hasn't seen a bounce in the polls for Trump. If anythign Trumps term, rhetoric and ...
by Rugby2023
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Mike, FOG. Predicting the future isn't easy so I'll make none but what I would say is that in the current climate I wholly expect a lot more Trump supporters to have lied in telephone polls than did in 2016.
by Rugby2023
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

@FrankLuntz
Current election forecasts


@FiveThirtyEight
: 77% Biden

@TheEconomist
: 86% Biden

@NewStatesman
: 80.3% Biden

@NiskanenCenter
: 99.5% Biden

@Plural_Vote
: 71.7% Biden

@JHKersting
: 78.2% Biden
by Rugby2023
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions
Replies: 44
Views: 1242

Re: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions

Floppykid wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:34 pm Farrell is kind of a choker.
Do you remember the last Lions series?
by Rugby2023
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players who would have walked it into the SAS after the course
Replies: 162
Views: 3599

Re: Players who would have walked it into the SAS after the course

I've seen some tough looking hombres turn to jelly sitting in the door of an aeroplane at 3000 feet when you give them the 10 second exit call.... Yes, if there's any mental weakness, it will be uncovered during selection. It's said some of the best athletes are often first to drop out, they've bee...
by Rugby2023
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15922
Views: 340333

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Boris is a clown, however Cummings knows brexit has to be clean cut regardless. The internal market bill will be passed. Fishing and state aid won’t be sold out (well fishing will). Just a negotiating tool, is it not? Boris ceded a vote on the IMB to the rebels because he hopes it will never need t...
by Rugby2023
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

What are the odds that these protests will see Trump turfed out of office? If the election was a year or two away I think he'd have plenty of time to recover. But then I look at Biden and think Trump could still probably take him. Generous. Unfortunately for the genuine protesters riots and looting...
by Rugby2023
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Horrendous scenes in London yesterday, appalling. I can only imagine American people feel similarly about what is going on in their cities which has been much worse.
by Rugby2023
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

So, several white collar Trump voters I know have been ecstatic with the tax cuts, happy with his court appointments and indifferent to his foreign policy, if not initially encouraged by Trump’s aggressive stance toward China. While not entirely enamored with his initial downplaying of the risks of...
by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Speaking of "not pretty", taking a dump on an overturned police car is one of the more...unique forms of protest.

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by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Mr Mike wrote:Image not showing for me but I think the ginger one was the younger sister. The cocktail thrower and police leg biter (all allegedly) was more brunette.
Daily Mirror led with the pretty one. Understandable. :)
by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

And this is the sad situation with the US mentality of their cycle of racial police beatings, protests and riots. Because the peaceful protests are taken advantage of by criminals and anti-authority gangs (Antifa etc) all that is spoken about these issues is how vile thousands of rioters are who ju...
by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

"Light em up" with paintballs :lol: :lol: some bugsy malone ish
by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Seen multiple videos of black protesters telling white antifa protesters to stop the mindless violence, even to the point forming rings to protect police. They're acutely aware that black people will be blamed for the violence.
by Rugby2023
Sun May 31, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6540
Views: 287200

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Watched a fair few clips of the resultant violence now, much of it appears to be perpetrated by white Antifa members.
by Rugby2023
Thu May 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 18299

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Good to see you back Globus, epic bruising. Now you know what forwards have to go through :P
by Rugby2023
Thu May 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15922
Views: 340333

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

@Jefferson_MFG 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚: Future of Nissan's Sunderland plant secured. Britain's biggest car factory, which employs more than 6,000 people, will become the Japanese manufacturer's European production hub as part of a three-year transformation plan dubbed 'Nissan Next' #UKmfg #GBmfg🇬🇧 :lol: :thumbup:
by Rugby2023
Thu May 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

eldanielfire wrote:Amazing what Cummings does and doesn't get up to. He controls Air B&B bookings now:
Cummings is the devil :evil:
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 111131
Views: 4937605

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

Has twitter adding a "get the facts" link to Trump's tweet been discussed yet? They're walking a fine line.
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27269
Views: 636355

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

yes, if you compare it to the countries in Europe with some of the lowest death rates, it doesn't look good. that doesn't mean the british death rate would be 4+ times higher with similar measures. No. But it makes sense to compare similar countries. Sweden is far more similar to those countries, w...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Covid-19 has completely sunk the chances of a swift EU trade deal Few will have noticed it amid the destruction of the Covid-19 pandemic, but a third round of trade talks with the European Union began this week, and all the early signs are that Brexit’s irresistible force is again running slap bang...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

There was some talk on here about that Mason Mills guy on twitter being Cummings. He has seemingly locked down and retired his account now but with a parting message left on his profile:

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by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

fishfoodie wrote:
Rugby2023 wrote:
fishfoodie wrote:Where did you get that horseshit ?
Jeremy Warner, Europhile writer at the DT reported it last month.
Link ?
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... rade-deal/

The relevant excerpt in previous post.
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Where did you get that horseshit ? Jeremy Warner, Europhile writer at the DT reported it some weeks ago. A deal to extend the transition in light of the crisis had been all but agreed at official level. The EU was to have spared the UK’s blushes by proposing it, rather than the other way around. Th...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Apparently the Durham police are going to launch a full enquiry - FFS is enough money being wasted at the moment already?? There’s desperation somewhere in the system. And of course Durham police where caught in a big lie. While Boris & Cummings were ill, the Civil Service agreed a Brexit transitio...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

New Survation poll: @Survation NEW Survation Poll – Westminster Voting Intention: CON 46% (-2) LAB 33% (+3) LD 8% (-) GRN 4% (-1) SNP 5% (-) BXP <1% (-) OTH 4% (-) 1040 respondents, fieldwork 22-26 May 2020. Changes w/ 27-28 April 2020. NEW Survation Poll – Leadership Favourability Ratings: Boris J...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27269
Views: 636355

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I fell ill with an unexplained fever and slight cough in early January. I strongly suspect that it has nothing to do with the virus, but as I flew from Heathrow on Christmas day, there is an outside chance that I may have contracted the virus, given the timeframe. However, it doesn't appear to have...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 215056

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

New Survation poll: @Survation NEW Survation Poll – Westminster Voting Intention: CON 46% (-2) LAB 33% (+3) LD 8% (-) GRN 4% (-1) SNP 5% (-) BXP <1% (-) OTH 4% (-) 1040 respondents, fieldwork 22-26 May 2020. Changes w/ 27-28 April 2020. NEW Survation Poll – Leadership Favourability Ratings: Boris Jo...
by Rugby2023
Tue May 12, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who is the second best European FH of professional era?
Replies: 54
Views: 2114

Re: Who was the second best European FH of professional era?

Slim pickings outside of Wilkinson.

Toss-up between Sexton and Jones, the latter is probably underrated but I'd choose Sexton.
by Rugby2023
Tue May 12, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 18299

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Come on Globular, check in!
by Rugby2023
Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post Protector Tries - Gooone
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Post Protector Tries - Gooone

So a law amendment to aid defences...great :|
by Rugby2023
Tue May 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When will you feel ready to go back to pubs again?
Replies: 165
Views: 5354

Re: When will you feel ready to go back to pubs again?

I actually could see myself flying relatively early through lockdown - plane conditions mitigate against transmission , especially if you turn left to start with. I'd be far more concerned with pubs and restaurants. And if I have to get into London I'm driving, and not going near the tube, for a LO...