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by echo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58424
Views: 6972576

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

social distancing el salvador style. . . .

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by echo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527798

Re: Game Reviews

To my absolute surprise and in the absence of any new Far Cry/ Assasins Creed etc type games that are the only ones that hold my interest on the x-box, I've discovered the classic board game Risk that used to occupy my nights on the farm as a kid. The iPad version is addictive, well made and has mas...
by echo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

It does seem all rather bizarre the Antifa hysteria. Often a simple political news/commentary search on the inter web machine will send you into of websites organisations and groups comprised of swivel-eyed ants-vaxxers, overweight-weekend-warrior photo facsists espousing god knows what crack-potter...
by echo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

Reckitt Benckiser is so concerned about how people might respond to Donald's utterance that they've felt compelled to release a statement saying that under no circumstances should people consume their products,through injestion, injection, or any other route I think Reckitt Benckiser may have misre...
by echo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

A similarly wonderful bit of medicine from Giuliani who seems to think that cancer, heart disease and obesity are contagious. https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1253516500209741825 Good old Rudy...but on the other hand, what would be so wrong about testing people for heart disease and cancer...
by echo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

A similarly wonderful bit of medicine from Giuliani who seems to think that cancer, heart disease and obesity are contagious.

https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/stat ... 0209741825
by echo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

Its not playing well for shitgibbon. It takes a special level of incompetence wipe out the polling bounce he gained from a unifying national crisis but he's managed to do it.
by echo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

In 2015, Bill Gates warned that the greatest risk to humanity was not nuclear war but an infectious virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Af6b_wyiwI Now he's being targeted by Laura Ingraham and Infowars et al as the author of the virus. The idea spread. From February to April, conspiracy theorie...
by echo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone into archery and/or bow-hunting?
Replies: 53
Views: 1798

Re: Anyone into archery and/or bow-hunting?

I've been on many hunts with these guys: https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/8BIQLYd587qk9RpZzJo1lLe2-fU=/fit-in/1072x0/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/Tsamkxao-Toma-character-in-John-Marshall-film-8.jpg Using these: https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/bushman-hunting-kit-picture-id114413789 with ...
by echo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4967
Views: 916101

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

https://www.facebook.com/violalovescycl ... 909761122/

on the cycling theme. . . some lockdown work. . . .from violalovescycling
by echo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 65074

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

If any of you are on chronic medication such as insulin/arv's etc it is best to get as much of your script as possible due to possible shortages that we might face in the future. Yes. Thanks to Trump, you can't get malaria prophylactics if you need them. In fairness the plasmodium parasites that ca...
by echo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 127684

Re: The PR Book Thread

Too early for you good folks to enjoy while in lockdown— unless the gloomiest scenarios come to pass but. . . .here is echo's next book— a mega history from the beginnings of life on earth through to the post Covid world. . . ./shameless self promotion/ Separate editions will be coming out in French...
by echo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 127684

Re: The PR Book Thread

Recently finished these two. Absolutely brilliant. Best books I’ve read in a while https://www.madelinemiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/circe-us.jpg http://www.judithstarkston.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-Song-of-Achilles-Miller-PP.jpeg?w=1200&ssl=1 Agreed. Only thing I enjoyed more rece...
by echo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 65074

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I hope that 300 000 years of eating wild animals and having processed many different zoonotic pathogens including many coronvirus might have created some resistance to Covid-19. But i fear the worst for my extended bushman family. For context in the village/ resettlement camp where my name father li...
by echo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

One great difference between this pandemic and previous crises is that previously the United States would've taken the lead, and applied substantial pressure to other nations to follow. Action would have been taken in January, both domestically and using soft power abroad. Countries like Britain wo...
by echo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just watched the presentation from Johnson et al last night. Epidemiological models are scientific and are as good or as bad as the data that feeds into them. I don't doubt the ability of Johnson's team to make reasonably inferences on the basis of this nor the need to flatten the infection curve to...
by echo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The below was sent to me by my brother. He's the CEO of the world's largest non-government public health organisation. His epidemiologists say it is a good summary. https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca Thanks Echo, good read and this is exactly what I...
by echo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The below was sent to me by my brother. He's the CEO of the world's largest non-government public health organisation. His epidemiologists say it is a good summary. https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca I was just reading the very same article. Interes...
by echo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The below was sent to me by my brother.

He's the CEO of the world's largest non-government public health organisation. His epidemiologists say it is a good summary.

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavi ... d3d9cd99ca
by echo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

you lucky people get a preview quote from Echo's new book which will launched in the UK in Sept through Bloomsbury and then in the US in january with Penguin and which will be available in translation in all major languages early in the new year too. . . . :thumbup: Currently zoonotic pathogens (tho...
by echo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd 5 - Reds v Sharks - Saturday 29 February 2020
Replies: 553
Views: 8914

Re: SR Rd 5 - Reds v Sharks - Saturday 29 February 2020

I really like this sharks team. Haven't enjoyed a home province team as as much since the 89 currie cup!
by echo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113690
Views: 5041555

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

Why is this even an argument? Sanders policies are clearly socialist, several key pillars they are massively redistributive. One can argue the virtue or not of those policies but let’s not pretend that they’re something they’re not. He's only a socialist by the American definition of the word. He d...
by echo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 4176
Views: 112955

Re: Greta Thunberg

Just re the Climate thing, if the super rich could design a meeting to annoy the man in the street any more about climate change than Davos, I can’t think how. 500+ plus private jets flying to a Swiss resort to talk about climate and economy ! Should really have been over Skype in a conference cent...
by echo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 4176
Views: 112955

Re: Greta Thunberg

Just re the Climate thing, if the super rich could design a meeting to annoy the man in the street any more about climate change than Davos, I can’t think how. 500+ plus private jets flying to a Swiss resort to talk about climate and economy ! Should really have been over Skype in a conference cent...
by echo
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures
Replies: 2299
Views: 181021

Re: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures

OomPB wrote:
handyman wrote:Someone's got a place in Hermanus and you've got everyone knocking him. The state of you :?
View from my little flat in Hermanus? Maybe Harry Viljoen.
Viljoen's place is a boere-bling-paleis in Westcliff. You might like it.
by echo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures
Replies: 2299
Views: 181021

Re: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures

OomPB wrote:
echo wrote:the view from our little flat in Hermanus.
Do you know where Hermanus is?
I use google maps to help me find it. I type in “eastcliff spar” and struggle the 75 metres from there by memory.
by echo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures
Replies: 2299
Views: 181021

Re: Cape Town & the Western Cape in pictures

the view from our little flat in Hermanus.

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by echo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1496
Views: 36561

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

I await the welsh posters saying how the ref should consider the significance of the occasion and not ruin a great rugby match. For the rest of us, have you ever seen a more stupid RC ever? I think the argie double dump on Duane Vemeulen probably wins the stupidest RC awarded this WRC. this is a wo...
by echo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Pool B: Springboks vs Namibia - 28 Sep MATCH THREAD
Replies: 415
Views: 7134

Re: RWC Pool B: Springboks vs Namibia - 28 Sep MATCH THREAD

I always thought nick-naming our team after a large ancient desperately immobile desert plant was never advised.

Anyway go Welwitschias!
by echo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Pool A Rd. 2 - JPN v IRE Sat Sept 28th
Replies: 1679
Views: 34015

Re: RWC Pool A Rd. 2 - JPN v IRE Sat Sept 28th

6 minutes needed. . . . . . it's almost harder than watching the boks play.
by echo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Pool A Rd. 2 - JPN v IRE Sat Sept 28th
Replies: 1679
Views: 34015

Re: RWC Pool A Rd. 2 - JPN v IRE Sat Sept 28th

Brilliant.
by echo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks 2019 RWC fred
Replies: 3364
Views: 95016

Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred

Whilst I have a huge amount of respect for Rassie, his obsession with Brits simply astounds me. He shouldn't even be in the squad as far as I'm concerned, yet here we are giving him a world cup cap as a captain. An over the road, overseas based player in the wrong position. :thumbdown: Jake White f...
by echo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC camera work
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

RWC camera work

While some of the camera work has been shoddy this bit of electrickery from the AB/ Boks game is astonishing . . .
/https://www.facebook.com/rugbyworldcup/ ... 3741064511
by echo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....
Replies: 49490
Views: 1053717

Re: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....

Gavin Duffy wrote:It was an evil EU plot per the Express.
This is after all the country that managed to spin their drubbing at the hands of the Hun and subsequent flight across the channel at Dunkirk as a great victory.
by echo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ashes 2019
Replies: 2654
Views: 57432

Re: Ashes 2019

This series is basically Smith and Labuschagne vs England.
by echo
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks 2019 RWC fred
Replies: 3364
Views: 95016

Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred

Cartman wrote:That girl near the end has a lovely voice
she did. It was a glistening silver lining on an otherwise bizarrely shaped cdark cloud.