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by Ted.
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

So Fonzee, you believe that people who incite a mob to storm the USA's Capitol building and murder police officers shouldn't face consequences because that might make the mob angry again? Not every situation calls for "the right thing", and obviously it's not just that it might "make the mob angry"...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29907
Views: 828763

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Israel has vaccinated 40% of its population already! It would be great to see the infection rate drop off the edge of a cliff there in the next 4 weeks. That would be the perfect case study to get governments to pull their collective fingers out and rapidly vaccinate! That excludes Palestinians, do...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Global Ice Loss Accelerates - Denial remains plentiful
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Global Ice Loss Accelerates - Denial remains plentiful

Meanwhile, temperatures are nudging past 40c in some parts of NZ.
by Ted.
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Global Ice Loss Accelerates - Denial remains plentiful
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Global Ice Loss Accelerates - Denial remains plentiful

Global ice loss accelerates to level of 'worst case' scenario The rate of global ice loss has risen by 65 per cent over 23 years, according to the first-ever satellite study. It has accelerated within the past three decades, from 0.8 trillion tonnes per year in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tons per ye...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1100
Views: 33696

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

Well that's an issue, they should have considered them earlier. Also bollocks on the no interconnectivity issue in NZ and Oz. We're hugely interconnected with Asia-Pacific and each other, I'm not sure why you have such odd ideas about us - we're not remote colonies. But both nations decided to shut...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 24912

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Are you not aware that this took place? https://apnews.com/article/a98f26f7c9424b44b7fa927ea1acd4d4 So you're saying that trump didn't separate children from their parents? That was completely fabricated? I answered your question about the use of photographs. You do not like the answer. https://www...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...
Replies: 77
Views: 1528

Re: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...

Just reacquainting with A Forest and now the next Cure track is playing. :thumbup:

1 song? I'll have to think on that. It'll be dependant on my current mood, what I've been listening to, etc, etc.
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1100
Views: 33696

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

koroke hangareka wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 am Bimbo is just working on his own very special definition of remoteness, which means "quite a long way from bimboman".
Is the correct answer. :thumbup:
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

So what will Republicans do about Trump and his threat to start a new political party: a) Nix him, via conviction in the senate, risking a bumpy ride for the next few years. b) Roll over foe the votes, helping to push the party further to the right as far as social policies go and authoritarianism,...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 24912

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

I think he might be suggesting that that the photo has been used by some people as an example of 2020 events. The fact that the Portland photo comes from 2018 does not make it fake. No different to using 2014 photos of caged children to have a go at Trump in 2018 . And this definitely happened. So ...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

So what will Republicans do about Trump and his threat to start a new political party: a) Nix him, via conviction in the senate, risking a bumpy ride for the next few years. b) Roll over foe the votes, helping to push the party further to the right as far as social policies go and authoritarianism, ...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Trump wasn't so generous with his pardons after all, or simply f**ked up by not following the usual pardon process. ... judge, the Honorable Amy Berman Jackson, ruled in February 2019 that Manafort breached his cooperation agreement by repeatedly lying to the government, the court found that the gov...
by Ted.
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 118
Views: 3025

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Surely this case is straightforward. If Google and Facebook can show that the inclusion or absence of Australian generated news content that they don't own does not have any impact on their site traffic or advertising revenue or other less obvious things like metadata commoditisation then they shou...
by Ted.
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 118
Views: 3025

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Sure I do. And I enjoy learning new things. Why be so condescending? So this is the url. Not The Guardian? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/dec/09/cronulla-summer-simmering-tension-race-riots-10-years I tend to respond in kind... Yes, your url is the Guardian ... but the one I posted...
by Ted.
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Republican members of Congress are moving to impeach Joe Biden. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/gop-rep-marjorie-taylor-green-wants-to-impeach-joe-biden-2021-1?r=US&IR=T I doubt they will get the 17 they need. Meanwhile it's been announced that Butch Bowers will be *President Trump's lawyer for ...
by Ted.
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 239922

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

Shit, we need more novices and fast, before things go really tits up.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/30 ... -new-monks
by Ted.
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Can't believe that Trump cult member MM still shows his despicable face on this forum. Genuine human scum who has cheered on death, murder, injury and illness all in the name of trolling "lefties". A disgusting human being in every sense of the word. A mentally unwell cult member who cheered on att...
by Ted.
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Did Trump pardon anyone? Steve Bannon and Lil Wayne. He literally pardoned the guy who got jailed for swindling his supporters and embezzling the money they donated to build his wall. Which really shows who he cares more about . And what. Aside from the deserving few, the list is illustrative of th...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Some last minute swamp draining... Trump rescinds his own ethics executive order banning his former aides from lobbying The current banner on the White House website may be “promises made, promises kept” but that doesn’t appear to be the case when it comes to “draining the swamp’. Donald Trump camp...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Interesting. "The end is coming, Donald." The male voice in the TV ad boomed through the White House residence during "Fox & Friends" commercial breaks. Over and over and over. "The end is coming, Donald. ... On Jan. 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin." The Lincoln Project, the...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Paul Erickson – President Trump has issued a full pardon to Paul Erikson. This pardon is supported by Kellyanne Conway. Mr. Erickson’s conviction was based off the Russian collusion hoax. After finding no grounds to charge him with any crimes with respect to connections with Russia, he was charged ...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Stephen K. Bannon – President Trump granted a full pardon to Stephen Bannon. Prosecutors pursued Mr. Bannon with charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project. Mr. Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen....
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

I listened to Trump's speech tonight. Had he stopped after the first 5min or so, this would have been his first decent speech in a long time , Presidential and democratic in standing. Unfortunately he couldn't refrain from bragging and more importantly lying again... but at least he spared us the r...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

This is kind of interesting. Not something we didn't know, or at least expect*, but still interesting. ... The long-standing threat of right-wing extremists This threat appears to have been taken seriously by long-standing national security experts and scholars. But action against it was hindered u...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

This is kind of interesting. Not something we didn't know, or at least expect*, but still interesting. ... The long-standing threat of right-wing extremists This threat appears to have been taken seriously by long-standing national security experts and scholars. But action against it was hindered un...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

So the hunter Biden kiddie porn angle wasn't far right? You think paedophilia is political? No, but the made up.shit you post about it certainly is It was certainly politicised by Trump's far right supporters and enablers. So in their eyes, yes it is Micky. And mick got very excited, very very exci...
by Ted.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

I do not post far right shit. Stop lying please. So the hunter Biden kiddie porn angle wasn't far right? You think paedophilia is political? No, but the made up.shit you post about it certainly is It was certainly politicised by Trump's far right supporters and enablers. So in their eyes, yes it is...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

I accepted Feckwanker,s terms. He has already lost. Mods can zap me if they wish. What have you done to them Mick? What did I miss? They are absolutely desperate for you to leave. They're grown men for heaven's sake! How dare you assume their gender, and chronological age. Nazi! They're turning on ...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

We have hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence. No, not necessarily. They may be submitted, but not accepted as evidence. To add to that. You two primary types of eviee3nce are: evidence of fact (you were there, had direct experience) and expert evidence (opinion, knowledge, experience...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

We have hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence. No, not necessarily. They may be submitted, but not accepted as evidence. To add to that. You two primary types of eviee3nce are: evidence of fact (you were there, had direct experience) and expert evidence (opinion, knowledge, experience...
by Ted.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

Mick how about if there is no evidence of fraud found and when Biden becomes president next January, you have to flounce? There has been evidence. Many people gave written and verbal evidence of fraud at numerous hearings. The fact it has not been tried in court is irrelevant Looks like there will ...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128955
Views: 5563697

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

I was looking at some approval numbers for Trump and thought they were wrong after seeing them quoted on a Twitter feed. But NBC has just done a new poll. Basically Trump's numbers haven't moved much at all with Republicans. Basically there are still huge numbers of voters that would still vote for...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Kiwi obsession with sailing
Replies: 46
Views: 1772

Re: The Kiwi obsession with sailing

MrDominator wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:13 pm What's it all about, lads?
Well apart from the new fangled steam ships, how else is one to get about on the water. You don't expect us to bloody well row all over the place, do you?
by Ted.
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Kiwi obsession with sailing
Replies: 46
Views: 1772

Re: The Kiwi obsession with sailing

NZ is really windy so sailing is good there. Auckland is know as the City of Sails. There's also windy Wellington. It's not actually known for its wind, it's actually called that cause the hills round Wellington are full of narrow, twisty streets. It's "Windy" as in 'the long and winding road' not ...
by Ted.
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 117
Views: 4486

Re: Political Compass

https://www.politicalcompass.org/charts/crowdchart?Bush=6.0%2C4.0&Castro=-5.0%2C3.0&China=-2.0%2C5.0&Chomsky=-8.0%2C-10.0&Friedman=5.0%2C-3.0&Gandhi=-6.0%2C-3.0&Hitler=3.0%2C9.0&Jefferson=2.0%2C-4.0&Johnson=10.0%2C-2.0&Lenin=-10.0%2C3.0&Luxemburg=-10.0%2C-2.0&Mandela=-6.0%2C-5.0&Mao=-10.0%2C5.0&Mar...