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by piquant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

It's almost like having your health department spend vast sums on your campaign to re-elect rather than on a public health campaign is a bad idea. This is the sort of thing that happens in dictatorships. It will likely astonish that Trump envisaged his commercials would feature the most famous of f...
by piquant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

There is some good news. It seems likely the Trump campaign decision to have the US health service spend over $250m on commercials between now and the election (and ones that would have a lot in common with campaign commercials) telling America it was good news, Covid is over, and all thanks be to D...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Indeed more like 400k with pension and benefits nothing like a mill. 'tis a decent benefits package they're on to more than double a salary £400K is still an exaggeration - his 'package' was nearly £195K - not sure what it included but probably didn't include pension which is a fairly substantial b...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It's obviously massively important to some people whether she shouted at some poor £1m/year incompetent civil servant. Or maybe they think she had him over her knee for a spanking? It's just political mischief because she is female and from an ethnic background - and not black enough for Naz Shah t...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/30/revealed-no-10-explores-sending-asylum-seekers-to-moldova-morocco-and-papua-new-guinea Instead of Ascension Island we may have Moldova, Morocco or Papua New Guinea. I imagine any such idea would have to be implemented by primary legislation as any mer...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It's obviously massively important to some people whether she shouted at some poor £1m/year incompetent civil servant. Or maybe they think she had him over her knee for a spanking? It's just political mischief because she is female and from an ethnic background - and not black enough for Naz Shah t...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Both these guys trying to make the other look good. Biden trying to make Trump look young with his mental faculties intact (or as intact as ever) and Trump trying to make Biden look like an adult. Biden I thought has done well considering Trump's strategy in debates has always been to drag everyone...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Both these guys trying to make the other look good. Biden trying to make Trump look young with his mental faculties intact (or as intact as ever) and Trump trying to make Biden look like an adult. Biden I thought has done well considering Trump's strategy in debates has always been to drag everyone...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

The white supremacy moment was Trump’s biggest fumble and self-inflected wound of the evening. It was a perfect softball for him to say “I already have and let me repeat it. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate h...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

BBC had an interview the a council member from Ascension Island that played on today's Today episode. If you want to listen to it merely view their schedule and select today's episode to listen to the show. I'd estimate approx 0% as being made up. Also even if it had been entirely made up, ignoring...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There's a f**king great airforce base there. They wouldn't need to ask the Ascension government. There's also some signals intelligence and an EUSA rocket tracking station. But is your point that anywhere there's an airbase a government can do whatever it wants without taking into account the local...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The defence that Patel isn't due criticism because a consultation was merely a study did make me chortle a little. If that is the case I'm happy to call it a shit study and not remotely of the required standard rather than a shit consultation and not remotely of the required standard.
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There's a f**king great airforce base there. They wouldn't need to ask the Ascension government. There's also some signals intelligence and an EUSA rocket tracking station. But is your point that anywhere there's an airbase a government can do whatever it wants without taking into account the local...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There's a f**king great airforce base there. They wouldn't need to ask the Ascension government. There's also some signals intelligence and an EUSA rocket tracking station. But is your point that anywhere there's an airbase a government can do whatever it wants without taking into account the local...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There's a f**king great airforce base there. They wouldn't need to ask the Ascension government. There's also some signals intelligence and an EUSA rocket tracking station. But is your point that anywhere there's an airbase a government can do whatever it wants without taking into account the local...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There's a f**king great airforce base there. They wouldn't need to ask the Ascension government. There's also some signals intelligence and an EUSA rocket tracking station. But is your point that anywhere there's an airbase a government can do whatever it wants without taking into account the local...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

How do you know that? Journalists are going to journal. And they went with a very clever idea in this instance, they rang Ascension Island and asked them what they thought of the plans and were given the answer 'what plans?' Maybe Patel can stipulate this is what happens when you hire racist homoph...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

the word "considered" would suggest it isn't: But the idea of transferring asylum seekers to remote volcanic outcrops appears to have been dropped by Ms Patel after the Foreign Office was consulted on the plan and provided an assessment of the practicality of shipping asylum seekers to the remote l...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

the word "considered" would suggest it isn't: But the idea of transferring asylum seekers to remote volcanic outcrops appears to have been dropped by Ms Patel after the Foreign Office was consulted on the plan and provided an assessment of the practicality of shipping asylum seekers to the remote l...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

the word "considered" would suggest it isn't: But the idea of transferring asylum seekers to remote volcanic outcrops appears to have been dropped by Ms Patel after the Foreign Office was consulted on the plan and provided an assessment of the practicality of shipping asylum seekers to the remote l...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Well I guess this settles it "President Trump just turned in the greatest debate performance in presidential history, displaying a command of the facts and control of the conversation," his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, said in a statement Is that the one who got drunk and threatened his wife wit...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Well I guess this settles it "President Trump just turned in the greatest debate performance in presidential history, displaying a command of the facts and control of the conversation," his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, said in a statement Is that the one who got drunk and threatened his wife wit...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Right Towny, you puerile turd, I am not a Nazi, have never been a Nazi, and do not condone Nazism. Now take your smears elsewhere, or directly accuse me of being a Nazi. You openly support white nationalists so yeah if the Nazis were still around proper I would be 100% sure you would be a Nazi. I d...
by piquant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Who gets the job of trying to explain to Donny what a debate is? Kudos though to Trump with with his strong ending of stating the election doesn't matter to him, a foolproof way to turn around a weird, weird display
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

There was plenty of movement in the states the last time e.g. after Comey I think Hillary was toxic though to a lot of undecided voters. Also a lot of the Bernie voters from the primaries hated her as well. Biden is a lot more bland but more neutral which could pick up a lot of undecided voters. Tr...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Agreed. Modelling is not even a forecast as there are innumerable, unquantifiable variables. The 7.6% headline figure was based on "no deal". The LSE report has taken into account BoE quarterly forecasts pre and post Covid and HMG's own 2018 modelling variables. My guess is that there will be a dea...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Does that mean you are going to piss off for 5 years ??? Practically there's no way that can happen, either Brexit proving a success or Bimbo pissing off one assumes, the man posts whilst on holiday. You'd be starting from some position of dementia to even think it could. And if there was any slim ...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Here we go. Someone should be shitting themselves. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/518683-top-house-republican-calls-for-probe-of-source-of-nyt-trump-tax-documents If they claim felony, they implicitly acknowledge this is the real thing. This smells of knee jerk reaction at the GOP... Some genui...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Agreed. Modelling is not even a forecast as there are innumerable, unquantifiable variables. The 7.6% headline figure was based on "no deal". The LSE report has taken into account BoE quarterly forecasts pre and post Covid and HMG's own 2018 modelling variables. My guess is that there will be a dea...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Here we go. Someone should be shitting themselves. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/518683-top-house-republican-calls-for-probe-of-source-of-nyt-trump-tax-documents If they claim felony, they implicitly acknowledge this is the real thing. This smells of knee jerk reaction at the GOP... Some genui...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

Flyin Ryan wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:08 am
wamberal wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 pm TDS = "The Sane Majority".
I think that acronym would be TSM.
That would be an abbreviation
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

https://youtu.be/qc-XxjTXbWk Not that many on here will watch The reality is that Trump, through deductions and losses , was only liable for $750 So...did he he end up paying $750 in those two years or not? C'mon man, for a guy who touts himself as a successful businessman, a self-styled billionair...
by piquant
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The only prediction re brexit posted a rather wild 7% GDP loss over 15 years (it was widely questioned as being exaggerated). Covid lost 20% of GDP in 3 months. These are hardly comparable. You're right, they're not comparable. Because you understand compound, don't you? A few headline months of Co...
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Why drag Albania into this? Okay the populace there were lied to and told they were much richer and more powerful than others so it'd be best if no one paid attention to any actual details, but there are no parallels with being lied to and told not to pay attention to facts and just focus on how mu...
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Luxembourg :lol: ...... You’re correct of course. But :lol: If you say black, I'll say white. In terms of individual, per capita wealth, the Swiss are wealthier as a median and as a mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth_in_Europe You'll see the UK now stand only 7th in terms per...
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

One of the candidates is basically running his campaign on divisiveness and creating non-existent enemies for his base to fight against. Is that the one asking local GOP legislators to say no matter the actual votes if the votes aren't Republican friendly they should be ignored as not accurately re...
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

And it there any indication how long the NYT has been in possession of this stuff? No but I would guess both sides have been holding onto some dirt to release in the weeks running up to the election. Does that come as a surprise to you Mick ? Tricky in fairness to find a gap in the news cycle where...
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403949

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Is 30% or so of the electorate now what counts as droves?
by piquant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11989
Views: 566695

Re: F1 Thread

Followed by the inevitable Hamilton moan about how everyone is out to get him. :roll: Here's a thought; The rules are there for all to see and follow - try reading and observing them? Just because you are the dominant team/driver, they shouldn't be applied to you? Don't moan, complain and float con...
by piquant
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219850

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

The other good news for Trump is a judge has told Eric that yes he has to respond to a subpoena to talk finances in the family and that I don't want to isn't a suitable defence.