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by Rinkals
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 211750

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

UK is suffering the deepest recession of any G7 country. Great job Boris :thumbup: “We demand a strict lockdown” “We don’t want a recession “ Do you think he's doing a good job? I know that a lockdown on our economy (not as strict as many demanded) will cause a huge drop in GDP. Once the lockdown h...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

For a refugee from Darfur camps, the thought of spending the rest of your life on Ascension Island is probably not too onerous. Let's say 10% still make the trip. 1. How are you getting them there? 2. Who is paying to get them there and keep them there? 3. What are you going to do when it's full up...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628678

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The ONS data is here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales Overall deaths, irrespective of cause, have been lower than the 5 year average for the last 7 weeks for which we have figure...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://fullfact.org/immigration/refugees-first-safe-country/?fbclid=IwAR3otn4q_UGbvUA3FC4bZc3iA0WHnUfX6xgU2lpo48gpUg2mx-6jTs-Ue4w Worth a read.... I don't care what Fullfact or anyone says if they are coming from France or Belgium they are economic migrants. I bet my view is more in tune with the ...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

For a refugee from Darfur camps, the thought of spending the rest of your life on Ascension Island is probably not too onerous. Let's say 10% still make the trip. 1. How are you getting them there? 2. Who is paying to get them there and keep them there? 3. What are you going to do when it's full up...
by Rinkals
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

SB think it’s reasonable for the French to demand money to do the basics in processing asylum seekers. That’s a very odd view. You got that wrong actually. France will wave them through from now on. Unlike now. :lol: Previously, there were camps at Calais for people who the French were preventing f...
by Rinkals
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

nowt to do with me, rinky, go have a lie down. I'm just pointing out the origin of your meme. If you are happy to promote it or others like it, it's not going to bother me but it does say a lot about you. TBF Rinky - Merry didn't post this one TBF Merry - It is easy to see why Rinky thought it was ...
by Rinkals
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

https://i.maga.host/ZVbKvFR.png This makes absolutely no sense. The gist is that the President is simply trolling and enjoying winding up people who are attached to facts and reality in some way. And that expecting the President of the US - who has very much the power of life and death over million...
by Rinkals
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

and in a shock move to nobody other than fuckwits who claim they are not orange shitgibbon supporters, just independent thinkers, the orange shitgibbon is caught yet again, lying and walks away when challenged Someone finally called him out in public about his lie and he had no response. https://i....
by Rinkals
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6534
Views: 284241

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

A pencil was put into the subject's hair and if it fell out, he was white. If it remained in his hair he was classified black. That's how advanced the science was. But basically, it just goes to prove that the concept of race has more to do with our relations with regard to our tribal identity than...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

This had me in giggles. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/09/politics/mount-rushmore-trump-south-dakota/index.html Noem has noted before Trump's "dream" to have his face on Mount Rushmore, the Coolidge-era sculpture that features the 60-foot-tall faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6534
Views: 284241

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

I'm joining this conservation late so excuse me if I'm repeating arguments, but I don't see the case for systematic police racism. The reality is Blacks commit more violent crime, hence they're far more likely to have violent confrontations with the cops. Men are also more likely to be killed by co...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I have very little doubt a deal will be done with Japan before January. The point is that it won't be as good a deal as that which the EU has. And before I get the howls of outrage and indignation, I'll point out that, if that prospect were still on the table, the Japanese would still be in talks: ...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Not according to the report we are talking about :- 'Truss added that these go “significantly beyond” the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement that the U.K. deal is based on and added the two sides aim “to reach a formal agreement in principle by the end of August.”' Helps to read this stuff. "J...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I have very little doubt a deal will be done with Japan before January. The point is that it won't be as good a deal as that which the EU has. And before I get the howls of outrage and indignation, I'll point out that, if that prospect were still on the table, the Japanese would still be in talks: ...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Not according to the report we are talking about :- 'Truss added that these go “significantly beyond” the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement that the U.K. deal is based on and added the two sides aim “to reach a formal agreement in principle by the end of August.”' Helps to read this stuff. "J...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I have very little doubt a deal will be done with Japan before January. The point is that it won't be as good a deal as that which the EU has. And before I get the howls of outrage and indignation, I'll point out that, if that prospect were still on the table, the Japanese would still be in talks: ...
by Rinkals
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA Politics thread
Replies: 1821
Views: 107681

Re: SA Politics thread

Question for saffers: in hindsight, do you now feel like Thabo Mbheki was actually a pretty good president? Why in hindsight? Mbeki was a very good President. He was better than Zuma, but that's an extremely low bar. He was predisposed toward conspiracy theories, particularly with regard to HIV and...
by Rinkals
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

This is why so many people have you on ignore. You take something that wasn't said and you present it as something fundamental to the post you are attacking. And then you ridicule it. There must be a name for using that tactic. Yes. It is Clementism "Mick obviously feels that the UK reneging on pre...
by Rinkals
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Sawtooth the Beaver wrote:How sad, do hurry back
I'm as distraught over this as you are. :(
by Rinkals
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So basically, you are unable to show where the lie is in that example? Thought as much. That's all you are capable of, isn't it? Derailing the conversation with childish point-scoring instead of looking at what a complete car-crash Brexit is going to be once the temporary measures expire at the end ...
by Rinkals
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Mick Mannock wrote:
Rinkals wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:No point explaining anything to you.
Yes.

Point proved.
Proved :lol:
Indeed.
by Rinkals
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Mick Mannock wrote:No point explaining anything to you.
Yes.

Point proved.
by Rinkals
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Setting tariffs is a binary process now. :lol: This is why so many people have you on ignore. You take something that wasn't said and you present it as something fundamental to the post you are attacking. And then you ridicule it. There must be a name for using that tactic. Yes. It is Clementism "M...
by Rinkals
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Setting tariffs is a binary process now. :lol: This is why so many people have you on ignore. You take something that wasn't said and you present it as something fundamental to the post you are attacking. And then you ridicule it. There must be a name for using that tactic. Yes. It is Clementism "M...
by Rinkals
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

bimboman wrote:Setting tariffs is a binary process now. :lol:
This is why so many people have you on ignore.

You take something that wasn't said and you present it as something fundamental to the post you are attacking.

And then you ridicule it.

There must be a name for using that tactic.
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

BokJock wrote:
Mr Mike wrote:
Rinkals wrote:It's a lot smaller on the BBC website. :blush:
:lol:

Yeeb, where are you?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :x
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

Sefton wrote:Ffs, spoiler that Rinkals.
Done. (before being asked, I might add)

It's a lot smaller on the BBC website. :blush:
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

I thought Trump won the Swan interview actually. https://inews-prd-a-images.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2017/09/Jumping-the-Shark-Happy-Days-640x360.jpg He’s a troll There’s literally no way any sentient being would want to be considered as morbidly cretinous, by choice. Least of all...
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We can then get on to discussing the impact of trading with countries subject to the Common Agricultural Policy and those that aren't Can I commend you on your patience? HH chastised me for undermining my case when arguing against Bimbo and his like by being insufficiently well-informed to allow hi...
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We can then get on to discussing the impact of trading with countries subject to the Common Agricultural Policy and those that aren't Can I commend you on your patience? HH chastised me for undermining my case when arguing against Bimbo and his like by being insufficiently well-informed to allow hi...
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15681
Views: 334289

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We can then get on to discussing the impact of trading with countries subject to the Common Agricultural Policy and those that aren't Can I commend you on your patience? HH chastised me for undermining my case when arguing against Bimbo and his like by being insufficiently well-informed to allow hi...
by Rinkals
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

CrazyIslander wrote:The only things keeping Trump going is his narcissism and his vindictiveness, it's how he keeps his administration and Republicans in line.
And the statute of limitations, methinks.
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

Fat Old Git wrote:
Santa wrote:I thought Trump won the Swan interview actually.
I have a strong suspicion that you don't actually think that.
I have a strong suspicion that he does.

Or at least, he wishes it was so.

On Niel Young:

A southern man don't need him around, anyhow
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

As Mark Twain reportedly said: "Never argue with an idiot: they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". The ironing is strong here. This is exactly why I wish you'd stop arguing with pretty much everyone on here. Your indefatigability is noteworthy, but you genuinely diminish ev...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

Santa wrote:I thought Trump won the Swan interview actually.
That is no surprise.
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6534
Views: 284241

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Well it’s only newsworthy because they’re black. If the family was white it would barely make the middle pages of the local rag. That doesn't sound likely at all. First of all, it probably wouldn't have happened had the family been white. and secondly, I'm inclined to think that it would have been ...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

As Mark Twain reportedly said: "Never argue with an idiot: they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". The ironing is strong here. This is exactly why I wish you'd stop arguing with pretty much everyone on here. Your indefatigability is noteworthy, but you genuinely diminish ev...
by Rinkals
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 110327
Views: 4919454

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

Trump, for sure, is promoting a banana republic regime for the US... What I am hoping for is a defeat of massive proportions for the GOP, to teach them a lesson and push the to review their short term populist approach, and make them pay the price for aligning behind Trump. I think it will take a l...