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by Whatever
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

It would almost make you lose faith in Fox News Never. If not for Fox how would we have known about people in New Zealand being thrown into terrifying quarantine camps as part of our covid-19 response? That's it, I'm staying here. Does Mr Mike know that his voucher means he is going to be interned?...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

It would almost make you lose faith in Fox News Never. If not for Fox how would we have known about people in New Zealand being thrown into terrifying quarantine camps as part of our covid-19 response? That's it, I'm staying here. Does Mr Mike know that his voucher means he is going to be interned?
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

FFS They are getting desperate :lol: The president’s Fox News media ally Tucker Carlson has meanwhile attracted derision after claiming on air that he had “damning” documents about the family of Democratic challenger Joe Biden, whom he accuses of corrupt business dealings overseas, but that he coul...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel admits: McCaw is hardest I've come across
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Nigel admits: McCaw is hardest I've come across

He certainly took a lot of crap for his efforts: - kneed in the head by Heaslip (red card) - strangled by Healy - strangled by Tialata - blindsided by Hartley (in turn smashed by Thorn) - speared by Tuquiri - kicked by Russouw - ...a lot more I can't remember Pocock took a few shots as well, and Ge...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel admits: McCaw is hardest I've come across
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Nigel admits: McCaw is hardest I've come across

He certainly took a lot of crap for his efforts: - kneed in the head by Heaslip (red card) - strangled by Healy - strangled by Tialata - blindsided by Hartley (in turn smashed by Thorn) - speared by Tuquiri - kicked by Russouw - ...a lot more I can't remember Pocock took a few shots as well, and Geo...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 72
Views: 1330

Re: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions

All Blacks team to play Australia in Sydney on Saturday night. 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe (14) 2. Dane Coles (71) 3. Ofa Tuungafasi (37) 4. Patrick Tuipulotu (32) 5. Samuel Whitelock (118) 6. Shannon Frizell (11) 7. Sam Cane (70) - captain 8. Hoskins Sotutu (2) 9. Aaron Smith (94) 10. Richie Mo'unga (19) ...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 72
Views: 1330

Re: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions

Theoretically Reiko there as back 3 cover? Would have preferred DMAC if Lumpy is centre cover. Glad we went with proper 7 cover. Papalii isn't a proper 7, he's a 6.5. The reserve 7 is Kirifi. Should be Boshier, still bummed about that. Reiko goes to wing, Jordie goes back to fullback. D'Mac apparen...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 72
Views: 1330

Re: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions

All Blacks team to play Australia in Sydney on Saturday night. 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe (14) 2. Dane Coles (71) 3. Ofa Tuungafasi (37) 4. Patrick Tuipulotu (32) 5. Samuel Whitelock (118) 6. Shannon Frizell (11) 7. Sam Cane (70) - captain 8. Hoskins Sotutu (2) 9. Aaron Smith (94) 10. Richie Mo'unga (19) ...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:59 pm Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million. 4 million of which was California - an outlier of freaks.
"3 million...4 million of which"... Are you sure about that?
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

I see US early voting has passed overall turnout from 2016. He is definitely going to go for a voter fraud angle and delay this for months ...by which stage 1-200,000 more people will have died. They need to drag his fat arse out of the WH asap to save lives. Bolton reckons he won't go gracefully. ...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Santa wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:10 pm Good article here on the disingenuousness of lauding empathy as a leadership trait. Please stop doing it lefties. It reveals you as frauds and charlatans.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/neurosci ... 17222/amp/
disingenuity
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

I think it is now established that sleepy Joe is up to his eyeballs in corruption. That smear tactic worked against Hilary last time but don't think people will be fooled twice now that they've gotten to know Donald better. Getting to know him better takes about 5 minutes for the person of average ...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

He on the ballot? I think it is now established that sleepy Joe is up to his eyeballs in corruption. That smear tactic worked against Hilary last time but don't think people will be fooled twice now that they've gotten to know Donald better. Getting to know him better takes about 5 minutes for the ...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury
Replies: 31
Views: 947

Re: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury

I reckon HB will put a bit of a B team out next week v BoP (who’ll get a towelling like they did v North Harbour) to concentrate on that last Shield defence v Wellington the week after. If we can hold the Shield and win the championship it’ll be a great season. Either option is just as awful (losin...
by Whatever
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

For some reason Sky News Australia is broadcasting a Donald Trump campaign rally. Not sure why they think anyone would want to watch this? He is a disgusting human being and anyone that would vote for him has absolute shit for brains . 100%, but Trump rallies are a phenomenon, almost evangelical. "...
by Whatever
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

I haven’t been following closely but can I just ask why a private citizen and his family doing business in China is a crime? Having an account in China is not a crime. Not declaring it to the IRS is another issue . I don't know whether that what they mean when they mention a "secret" account in Chi...
by Whatever
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

For some reason Sky News Australia is broadcasting a Donald Trump campaign rally. Not sure why they think anyone would want to watch this? He is a disgusting human being and anyone that would vote for him has absolute shit for brains . 100%, but Trump rallies are a phenomenon, almost evangelical. "...
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Enzedder wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:42 pm Nice headline here yesterday

"US breaks single-day coronavirus record as Donald Trump insists virus is 'going away'"
This just proves that "we need to slow the testing down".
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Anyway, with over 220 million Americans having died in last few months, it matters little who gets to run this 2/3rd de-populated country. I have to credit Kamala Harris for pointing out the true human disaster of Cov19 Yes, only 4% of the world's population but 20% of the world's deaths. I wonder ...
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2801

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Mick Williment, Laurie Mains, and Trevor Morris top my list. I'm sensing a pattern here. I tend to disfavour players who are over-hyped. Currently Farrell would sit atop that particular totem pole (altho I realise he has his detractors here). It sounds as if I’ve been rumbled. There is some logic b...
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Meanwhile there's a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It's a sure sign of the Trump administration is that there's no word from the US.Yet France and Turkey might be drawn in on opposite sides. Sign of the times. This is a serious issue and illustrate Trump's handling of foreign policy. In this c...
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

"I know more about wind than you do. Kills all the birds..."

Brilliant!
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

The moderator needs to be stronger in stopping Trump from adding rebuttals. This is a bit like a match thread...
by Whatever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

In fairness you should only make promises in the USA if you control the executive and legislative. They way their checks and balances system works you need to get lucky to get control of white house , HOR and Senate, and even if you get those, you have 2 years to get all that change in as the HOR e...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"
Replies: 37
Views: 731

Re: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"

There's a documentary now showing in SA about the RWC win. Bongi said that before the games he pictured someone getting inside his house, taking over his belongings and family. With that mindset, he went into games. What about if we imagined some climate change deniers moving in next door, would th...
by Whatever
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"
Replies: 37
Views: 731

Re: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"

handyman wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:45 am There's a documentary now showing in SA about the RWC win. Bongi said that before the games he pictured someone getting inside his house, taking over his belongings and family. With that mindset, he went into games.
Dammit we can't match that!
by Whatever
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674288

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Yeah no runners wear masks here and it isn't even part of a narrative now. Certainly in the early days people were pissed off with runners breathing but that has subsided Well I run when I am injury-free, cycle when I'm not. There is nothing I enjoy more in these Covid times than a panting, sweatin...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674288

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Interesting: studies conducted in the UK and the US would indicate that death rates have dropped 20% roughly. Hypothesis are these numbers are driven by better care (Doctors now have well established routines to deal with patients, they identify better those at risk of developing a severe form of t...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

I think this idea of Trump having to be physically removed from the White House, by force, in January is petty far fetched. If the results are close there will be recounts and legal wrangling similar to 2000 but it'll all be settled by the new year. For what it's worth I think Trump will be reelect...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

So latest news is that Trump walked out of an interview with 60 Minutes, didn't return for a joint interview with Pence, but went straight to Twitter complaining about about the interviewer not wearing a mask. He doesn't seem a very stable genius atm. He must have f**ked up badly to be pre-empting ...
by Whatever
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4599

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

I'm very happy with Du'Plessis Kirifi making the All Blacks, I think he has the right style of game for them. Any pissed off Lachlan Boshier fans? Yes. But thinking about the last test, one of the best aspects was the performance of the newbies Clark, Vaa'i and Hodgman. So if youth continues to be ...
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

So you still Trump is going to win Mick? On what basis. For what it's worth I think it will be close, Biden will win but Trump will refuse to walk I think it will be close. The US system is just terrible and there are a lot of halfwits out there who still support Trump. He certainly won't go quietl...
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

So latest news is that Trump walked out of an interview with 60 Minutes, didn't return for a joint interview with Pence, but went straight to Twitter complaining about about the interviewer not wearing a mask.

He doesn't seem a very stable genius atm.
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674288

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

China rolling out an experimental vaccine today apparently. Fingers crossed.
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

Trump going after Fauci again this morning, on Fox. "Not a team player" now apparently. Bizarre. Seems to admit giving up on attempting to control the virus - "let's just get on with it... open the schools" etc. Complete abrogation of leadership. Herd immunity it is then. If Trump gets re-elected we...
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674288

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

I don't want to live in world where we just sacrifice "96 year old Doris in a dementia unit" as an expendable person. That world exists; it's called America. My big regret is that I didn't leave the US at the outset, would much rather be in NZ watching live rugby than existing in the current climat...
by Whatever
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674288

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

The world already has too many people. I say bring the killer flu on. From page 1 on this thread. Knowing what poor J Man knows now I am sure he and many others of us in the early part of this thread would be posting very differently. Not really. I fear that New Zealand has been too successful in f...
by Whatever
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113947
Views: 5050610

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

obelixtim wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:24 pm Trump attacking Fauci now, calling him an idiot. Talk about self immolation.
Called Fauci an idiot and a disaster. He doth project too much.
by Whatever
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4599

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre. The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold. The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Ze...
by Whatever
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dave Rennie should have been All Black coach - Graham Henry
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Re: Dave Rennie should have been All Black coach - Graham Henry

Henry is getting on a bit. Was he not on the board that selected what’s his name? Rennie wasn't available by then. Wasn't that because Rennie was already in talks with Australia? i.e. NZR were too slow. It would be nice to actually see them ahead of the curve for a change, it's not like they didn't...