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by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Never voted for her. Just listen to the important info, lock it in your dumb f**king skull and focus on the important things right now. Not mistaking clear, concise communication as condescension. FFS. Edit: typo. Lockdown getting to you hun? It's really odd. If you think she's fine just say "I thi...
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

jambanja wrote:
J Man wrote:I can't handle her. We aren't 6 years old sitting on the carpet with our arms folded.
To be fair to her she is addressing the press, and going by some of the questions they ask , perhaps she can be forgiven for treating them like kids
This is true.
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Thanks, that's real handy :thumbup:
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

mr bungle wrote:
J Man wrote:I can't handle her. We aren't 6 years old sitting on the carpet with our arms folded.
Still banging this drum. Fuck yourself. And that's from someone who's never voted for her.
There's a global pandemic going on. Take a look outside at the trees and stay way from the internet insults.
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

I can't handle her. We aren't 6 years old sitting on the carpet with our arms folded.
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks robbed of 2003 world cup?
Replies: 100
Views: 3710

Re: All Blacks robbed of 2003 world cup?

Hmmm. - I'm not sure Tuqiri even gets hold of him - Mortlock has at least a 20 metre head start - At full sprint Howlett gains about a metre every 20 metres or so - Howlett, even if entirely unimpeded, was clearly never going to catch him Clearly robbed. Asterisk on the silver medal, at least Reube...
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks robbed of 2003 world cup?
Replies: 100
Views: 3710

Re: All Blacks robbed of 2003 world cup?

Holy shit that was a worse pass than I remember :lol:
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Face masks

fatcat wrote: When I do get back amongst it I will carry a small bottle of... alcohol
yes but what changes from your normal routine are you making for public transport?
by J Man
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Face masks

Would like to wear one when out but didn't buy in time. Will be prepared for the next pandemic.

I'd like to wear a scarf around my face but I look like I'm robbing the shops when I do that.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

So to be clear then...NSW with twice the population, but having the same rate of spread of cases...is proof that Australia is botching it's response? I don't know, I suspect Australia has been very good. Just don't compare case numbers of New Zealand with Tasmania or the Northern Territory ffs. Gue...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Superannuation age is a tough one. Big difference between a construction worker and a bank teller.

My dad worked in steel fabrication and his body was f%cked at 63.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 1 man XV
Replies: 116
Views: 3367

Re: 1 man XV

Front rowers would be hopeless. You wouldn't even be kicking over penalties from scrum penalties.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 1 man XV
Replies: 116
Views: 3367

Re: 1 man XV

MrDominator wrote:I'd genuinely back a XV of Julian Whites against any other non-front row player on the planet.
So you'd get a lot of scrum penalties but then what? Kick for touch with a useless lineout? The moment the opposition gets the ball it is try time due to his lack of pace.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

For those comparing, including me, this article might be of interest. 'Strategic muddle': Experts say New Zealand should look to Asia, not Australia, for Covid-19 advice Laura Wiltshire16:18, Apr 15 2020 Public Health experts are warning against comparing New Zealand and Australia's response to cor...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 1 man XV
Replies: 116
Views: 3367

Re: 1 man XV

Surprised that no one has mentioned SBW - I think he would do better than most suggestions.

But I think the answer is Jonah. He could mix it physically with any loose forward and he is going to completely blitz them for pace. 80 minute fitness would be the only issue.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Seneca in charge of education. We'll all be reading Kant and Hegel :uhoh:
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

I'll happily take my role Tehui :lol:
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

That's 3 weeks done tonight :thumbup:
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 23880

Re: Who's panic buying?

toilet paper... It's a bit interesting, I did hear a psychologist talk about it. They said that it was an issue of control. When people feel like things are out of control and scary, the first reaction is to simply deny it's a problem. In this case, that's not really possible unless you're totally ...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Cup Fail XV
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: World Cup Fail XV

Jay Cee Gee wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote: 10. '07,Dan Carter, with ABs under pressure then camera cuts to Carter walking in the side. I think most Kiwis heart sanked at that moment. The inevitable happened.
What the fudge are you talking about? He got injured.
And we were leading when he went off.

CrazyIslander is a crazy Islander.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Cup Fail XV
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: World Cup Fail XV

All Black forward pack in the 2003 semi?
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Cup Fail XV
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: World Cup Fail XV

Not a terrible performance but Scott Barrett for Sam Cane was a shocker of a selection. Bad selection in hindsight, understandable in the circumstances. It certainly didn't pay off, but the reasoning was clear - Matt Todd injured, so put another fetcher on the bench and try to nullify the RAF aeria...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Cup Fail XV
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: World Cup Fail XV

Not a terrible performance but Scott Barrett for Sam Cane was a shocker of a selection.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

we tend to frame thing around our situations, which is what my original point was. Completely agree :thumbup: One thing I've learnt during this crisis is just how contextual morality is. What appears to be money hungry cowardice (opening a dairy) to one observer will be completely justifiable to an...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

jambanja wrote: we tend to frame thing around our situations, which is what my original point was.
Completely agree :thumbup:

Now I'll read the rest of the post.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

MOG, this is simply more surface level mongitude from you when it comes to the most basic rugby analysis. Spencer was miles ahead of Cooper (who legitimately shat the bed in nearly every single big game of his career) and had both fundamental skills and the ability to transcend those fundaments thr...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

MOG, this is simply more surface level mongitude from you when it comes to the most basic rugby analysis. Spencer was miles ahead of Cooper (who legitimately shat the bed in nearly every single big game of his career) and had both fundamental skills and the ability to transcend those fundaments thr...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

yeah, one pass in world cup semi isn't stealing a paycheck. It's a dumb call. The guy won three super rugby titles and multiple Bledisloes and Tri Nations. I think those were won despite him, not because of him. You could have chucked almost anyone half decent in that team. Bernie Larkham was miles...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

I'd happily rate kiwi first fives of the last 25 years as

1- Carter
2- Mehrtens
3- Barrett
4- Carlos
5- Cruden
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

Weaker than Larkham does not equal stealing a paycheck so we can take that point off the table immediately.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Edit: I still think the question is bullshit. If someone believes that the country should stay in lockdown due to the health risks then it really doesn't matter if they're employed or not. Conversely if a recently unemployed person wants the lockdown to stay then does it matter that they're recentl...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

yeah, one pass in world cup semi isn't stealing a paycheck. It's a dumb call.

The guy won three super rugby titles and multiple Bledisloes and Tri Nations.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Jambanja's orginal question said nothing about "want"
So of all the people saying stay in defcon 4, how many of you are working from home/still employed?
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stealing a paycheck XV
Replies: 124
Views: 3365

Re: Stealing a paycheck XV

I'm struggling to think of an AB from the professional era who would be a legitimate candidate for a 'Stealing a Paycheck XV'. You could make the case for AB players stealing paychecks when they played overseas as they got older, or for players who played 1 or 2 games for the ABs (I can think of a ...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 669880

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I'd like to see a system where data on infectious disease outbreaks are entered by doctors into a global framework bypassing their own governments. In this way future outbreaks can be picked up and contained quickly without political interference. If China isn't going isn't to adhere to that in goo...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

So of all the people saying stay in defcon 4, how many of you are working from home/still employed? Irrelevant - my thoughts are more for the common good, especially that of our elderly and frail citizens. Sadly it's not irrelevant, especially if you are one of those badly effect, to them it's very...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 669880

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Good for Trump. WHO and a whole lot of international organizations are so compromised they need to be basically started over from scratch. Just do away with these toothless "global" organisations altogether and only include the western world plus Japan, South Korea, Taiwan ect. At least their goals...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Jacinda and her ministers taking a 20% pay cut. :thumbup: I'm going to contribute to the cause by using 20% less petrol. I'm saving an absolute fortune during lockdown. No takeaways, booze and still have a full tank of petrol from two weeks ago. Pumping the money into share funds while the units ar...
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

"How did you reach the 20% figure?"

x(

Who fu%ken cares. It's symbolic bollocks anyway. Stupid questions.
by J Man
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33336
Views: 1215881

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Jacinda and her ministers taking a 20% pay cut. :thumbup: