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by de_Selby
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 22472

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

England by a lot. Our privately-educated, well-spoken Dublin schoolboys (with a few mercenary Saffers/Kiwis expats chucked in) won't be able to handle the violence and thuggery on show from the English chavs. It should be on after the watershed. For the children's sake. Our starting team could be 1...
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512146

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It'll be pretty embarrassing if we have Roux, Stander, JGP, Aki and Lowe starting.
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900
Replies: 681
Views: 9531

Re: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900

I didn't see the punch, but for Lowe Wales clearly had a tactic of trying to wind him up, so that's wasn't just Williams losing the head.

Aside from Williams near the start you could him see being held down after any time he was tackled. Tipuric definitely did for a few seconds at one stage.
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104718
Views: 3408054

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

State set to lose European court case over Graham Dwyer’s mobile phone records This is a tough one. The case was built on a house of cards and the ECJ is right about the privacy issue, but he's clearly guilty and also a dangerous plum on the other hand. What happens if he's released? Will he just e...
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512146

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

There seems to be some debate around who took over as captain when Sexton went off. RTE seemed to think it was POM while it has been reported that it was James Ryan. POM clearly pointed to the posts for a shot at goal (I think in conversing with Murray who was place kicker after Burns went off. If ...
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900
Replies: 681
Views: 9531

Re: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900

How have Wales become so poor?

There was a lot to like from an Ireland POV but everything was just almost there..
Too many mistakes, still though a lot of that is probably down to Wales
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Muttonbirds wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:37 pm Dilbert needs to be cancelled.

Turns out Scott Adams is a complete lunatic. :shock:

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/stat ... 7438413824
Yeah that's been known for a while. He attributes his success to the "law of attraction" so it's not a big jump to conspiracy theory land.
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

But as seen in the volume of retweets etc other stupid people don't notice
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104718
Views: 3408054

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Tomás Ryan on Newstalk this morning saying we should bite the bullet and keep full lockdown restrictions until January, and that Xmas should be at the end of January instead so that we can get the case count back down to single figures. Lifting lockdown on Dec 1st will just mean bringing it back st...
by de_Selby
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Re Georgia, it appears that there were c.100k instances of votes for Biden only and no other election, so Democrat support in the forthcoming Senate race might be far weaker than the election result suggests. I'd read that the opposite way. If the democrats can publicise the importance of the senat...
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

I don't believe for a second that Trump literally books venues. Of course he doesn't, but he does tweet shit without thinking and then asks his staff to get it done. Trump: BIG conference at the Four Seasons Staffer: Donald, we contacted them and they told us no chance Trump: I don't want to hear e...
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: President ‘Irish Joe’ Biden congrats Rob Kearney
Replies: 547
Views: 8617

Re: President ‘Irish Joe’ Biden congrats Rob Kearney

:lol: no wonder he likes Trump. Seems like a even more cut price version of him than Peter Casey, but about 50% more stupid than either.
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

https://static.mothership.sg/1/2020/11/trump-four-seasons.jpg Honestly, this has made my year. He's gone from filling convention centres to having press conferences on the car park of a garden centre, next to a porn shop, a crematorium and a carbide saw sales centre. To be honest, it's a little sur...
by de_Selby
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

538 had this about the senate elections: North Carolina: Republican Sen. Thom Tillis currently leads Democrat Cal Cunningham 49 percent to 47 percent (a margin of 95,720 votes), with as many as 171,666 provisional and mail-in votes left to count. However, because many of those ballots won’t be found...
by de_Selby
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

I still don't get why that would prove anything. Lots of people only cared about voting against Trump.
by de_Selby
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104718
Views: 3408054

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

camroc1 wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:54 am "We will lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example....."

Jesus, I've missed a US President who could actually string two words together.
that was the line of the speech for me
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

This bears putting here "I shouldn’t joke, I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose?" Trump said at the time. "My whole life — what am I going to do? I’m going to say, I lost ...
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:16 pm Image

Search out the word "win" because I cannot see it :lol:
:lol: :lol: what an idiot iarmhiman is. You showed him good here Mick.
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Frodder wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:05 pm
pigaaaa wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:04 pm Are you guys watching the Trump Campaing Press Conference in Philly?

Great craic :)
Yes, it's great comedy alright 👍
do you have a link?
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2020-election-results-coverage/ Nate Silver has a good post about the reason why PA hasn't been called by decision desks in the news companies just yet It comes from this AP explainer on when they call races: In several states, recounts are mandated if the marg...
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2020-election-results-coverage/ Nate Silver has a good post about the reason why PA hasn't been called by decision desks in the news companies just yet It comes from this AP explainer on when they call races: In several states, recounts are mandated if the marg...
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

What did you think of Steve Bannon's comments on Dr Fauci Mick? One set of people IS actually making lists and has a history of ruining their political enemies' lives. The other group ISN'T actually putting a couple of people's heads on stakes. Does that clarify it for you? I don't know what Bannon...
by de_Selby
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

The news companies are just looking stupid at this stage. Everyone and their mother knows that Biden has won but they are refusing to call it.

I want to see another Trump hissy fit press conference where you can see his further descent into madness happening in real time.
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

12220 ahead in PA now. They'll have to call it soon.
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:15 pm Honestly Trump for all their talk has cut CNNs balls off.

Its ridiculous that Penn hasn't been called.
Nevada as good as done too, but leaving it open gets them more ratings though

Decision desk HQ and businessinsider called it the minute Biden went ahead in PA though
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

I've never watched Fox News before so just went through a few recent clips on Youtube. It's actually quite terrifying. Brainwashed doesn't seem to do it justice. It's like a parody of a dystopian movie. If you get away from the breakfast crowd and the opinion hosts (Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham) t...
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

His twitter and any further press conferences should be hilarious now over the next few days
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Has a president ever left office with so many pending and ongoing legal cases The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election If things don't go Donald Trump's way on Election Day, the President may face more serious matters than how to pack up the West Wing. Without some of the ...
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Muttonbirds wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:20 am Reposting this scraper:

https://alex.github.io/nyt-2020-electio ... anges.html
Thanks for sharing this, it's a brilliant way of presenting the data.

Arizona still seems like a toss up, it's hilarious Fox called it so early.
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

In other news he's about to fall behind in GA

Only 3635 ahead
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

What a statesman
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

puku wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:00 am Who wrote his ramble?

My money is on Rudy with a sprinkling of Miller.
This doesn't sound like something that was written down
by de_Selby
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

I read that 4 years ago, more than 5,500 military personal posted abroad voted in Georgia. Their votes could be significant this time. Polls say military staff abroad is split 50/50 between Trump and Biden though. Pennsylvania is the only way we can end the suspens before many weeks. I only half he...
by de_Selby
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/105369/web.264614/#/summary - Trump has very narrowly won georgia. 100% everything in. Won by 18k votes. I expect it to be contested because when it's that narrow, you really should if you're the opposition. Those are the same numbers that all the other s...
by de_Selby
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Biden is going to win GA anyway imo. The only remaining states I think Trump will win are NC and possibly PA depending on how many ballots there are left
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

Trump going to supreme court to halt penn count He can’t. He has no standing. He's only challenging the mail in votes that arrive after election day, the ones that have already arrived and are due to be counted can't be challenged. The way things are going he could lose the state even if the late a...
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

so two more states that look likely and Biden can call it. Trump will then press the red button. Three states: NV, AZ and MI Nevada and Mi will get him 270...as one possible route NV won't be giving another update until tomorrow. GA and MI should be called today though so unless Biden wins GA I don...
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104718
Views: 3408054

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Mullet 2 wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:29 pm For all the talk it seems only a matter if time before Texas goes.

And Georgia too with the changes in Atlanta
Georgia could even go this year, according to 538 most of the remaining ballots are all in areas surrounding Atlanta.
by de_Selby
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128017
Views: 5497999

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

NYT have called MI for Biden

edit never mind, i was being stupid