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by Sensible Stephen
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8042

Re: 4th June 1989.

HK is just following orders. I for one am absolutely shocked that a 30 year veteran of the HK police force is following Beijing orders. Shocked I tell you. Can tell you now though that if my old age pension relied on me cheering on Mario Itoje I would bring myself that Low so I do understand I agre...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy July 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Happy July 17th

The Battle of Castillon was a battle fought on 17 July 1453 in Gascony near the town of Castillon-sur-Dordogne (later Castillon-la-Bataille).A decisive French victory, it is considered to mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.As a result of the battle, the English lost all landholdings in France, ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I have heard a rumour stage 4 is imminent... Who from? Andrew Bolt? Peta Credlin? Alan Jones? Miranda Devine? All your opinions, talking points and links come from them so I assume they also spoon feed you all your rumours? Andrews said in the press conference that if things don't start to level ou...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I have heard a rumour stage 4 is imminent... Shirley they'd need to give it another week. We've only had 8 days of stage 3 lockdown so far. Yeah, I thought you'd wait the typical 2 weeks. Would expect numbers to peak next week before starting to fall. If they keep going up after 2+ weeks of lockdow...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8042

Re: 4th June 1989.

There will be some high profile cases, the occasional howl of protest at some purported breech of human rights and then, HK will settle down to doing what it does best, making money The risk is that there will be an outflow of Western businesses, together with an exodus of young, well-educated, lib...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Please sign petition to sack Phil Kearns
Replies: 80
Views: 2083

Re: Please sign petition to sack Phil Kearns

I don't mind a bit of bias, but he descends into petulance when his teams are losing. Even worse is his lack of accuracy around the laws of the game. He whinges about what are ultimately correct ref calls and confuses viewers unfamiliar with the laws and interpretations. I like him. Yes what you sa...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 6440

Re: NFL - Washington name change

:thumbup:
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 6440

Re: NFL - Washington name change

Mate I've already gone out of my way several times to say I wouldn't have made that joke. And making that joke is about 20 times more benign than screaming, "you black c-nt" at someone, which I also obviously would not do. I've tried to explain multiple times that the point of my anecdote is not th...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 6440

Re: NFL - Washington name change

Mog seems to have adopted the if I'm not offended by something then no one's allowed to be, and something something Sam Harris something something Joe Rogan . Corrected. Mog is a strange one. Goes in balls deep at the drop of a hat and then has to retract once he has a "fuller" understanding. Mr Bu...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 6440

Re: NFL - Washington name change

Geezus christ. Do you know what you should seriously be asking yourself right now. It's this: why am I making shit up in order to justify my insult-ridden outrage? Think about it. Because if you have to imagine up things in your own head to maintain the rage, maybe the rage isn't actually all that ...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NFL - Washington name change
Replies: 240
Views: 6440

Re: NFL - Washington name change

They’re called Redskins . Whether you agree or not at that being offensive, that’s what the main focus is. The Indian imagery obviously goes hand in hand, but there’s more focus on the Washington Redskins than Cleveland Indians. ... and so what? Okay, I can see that might be a bit on the nose in th...
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8042

Re: 4th June 1989.

You see, this is why it’s a WOFT dealing with peeps who have no idea what is actually happening in HK. Do I and millions of others still have access to Facebook? Why blow me surprised! Yes we do. Try again, you foolish children. And as for the orange shitgibbon trying to undermine the peg? Shows ho...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wise words from a wise man r.e being offended
Replies: 51
Views: 2191

Re: Wise words from a wise man r.e being offended

Many these days seem to believe that being easily offended is some kind of virtue. In fact, in my opinion, the exact polar opposite is true. Your capacity to not be offended is a virtue. Worst of all is pretending offence. I love this and it goes for both sides of the political fence who are in my ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Muttonbirds wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:I dont know how NSW is doing better than Victoria. Sydneysiders flouted the rules more thsn Melbournenians.
I reckon Peter Vlandys is running the NSW Covid testing program.
It's colder in Melbourne?
Pete Evans, is that you?

A super spreader idiot did most of the damage.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

The rumoured numbers for the last 24 hours are not good... I know that the government have begun working on stage 4 contingencies, but hopefully we won't need to go down that path. Your right, 288 new cases in the last 24 hours Probably only going to get worse. I mean theres probably a 2 week lag b...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 42621

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I agree with the Kiwis in that 5 teams is too many, the NZ teams are too strong. You'd either have a couple of strong teams and then 2 easy beats. 4 teams is better, but I can see the argument for 3 (but not 2!). Merge ACT and Melbourne. 5 + 3 = 8. Split games between ACT and Melbourne or would it ...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 42621

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I agree with the Kiwis in that 5 teams is too many, the NZ teams are too strong. You'd either have a couple of strong teams and then 2 easy beats. 4 teams is better, but I can see the argument for 3 (but not 2!). Merge ACT and Melbourne. 5 + 3 = 8.
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

If you've not done so, read Sarah Kendizor's ' Hiding In Plain Sight '. I've a wall in my apartment devoted to non-fiction, am politically well versed Does your apartment smell of rich mahogany? :lol: I know what you're wondering, and the answer is yes... I do have a nickname for my penis. It's cal...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8042

Re: 4th June 1989.

China's Great Firewall also appears to cover Hong Kong now. Glorious! For the Motherland! We are all one family now! F u ck the cockroaches! Hong Kong must be absolutely tugging himself inside out right now. Yep. As long as the "orange shitgibbon" doesn't go and ruin this new storm trooper paradise...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital
Replies: 57
Views: 1723

Re: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital

I truly hope none of the dumb fxcks on this thread will ever have to face the undignified situation of being a refugee. Based on the crap some of you have uttered in this thread you don’t deserve to enjoy the privileges you’re born with. Over and out. while I understand the plight of the Honk Kong ...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8042

Re: 4th June 1989.

So it begins. Australia's extradition agreement with Hong Kong about to be suspended. Australians told not to travel to Hong Kong for risk of imprisonment.

China's Great Firewall also appears to cover Hong Kong now.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 42621

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Wow what arrogance from NZRU thinking Oz rugby can run in two pro teams only I haven't read this anywhere else, but I am assuming Georgina Robinson is a trustworthy journalist? If so, it's not even the entire NZR board, just some idiotic members. The same members who selected Ian Foster to coach th...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

Nolanator wrote:The absolute state of these people. Whole thread is awful, but the one linked is particularly nauseating.

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1280 ... 23648?s=19
Pence is such a weasel.

Sexually repressed too.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

You don't go bankrupt operating a casino, particularly if Daddy buy millions of chips to help you out. His ego and narcissism may contribute to (or may even be the over-riding drive for) that. But his complete lack of smarts is staggering. Seriously: you're on a 'phonecall to the President of Ukrai...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What an arsehole
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: What an arsehole

https://rugby365.com/countries/new-zealand/kiwi-poll-reveals-new-zealands-biggest-grub/ Sure, he's a grub. But he's our grub. Not exactly breaking news though is it, Coles being a grub Surprised Cane didn't feature in the grub stakes. Dude has a bit of a nasty streak to him. As we saw on the weeken...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

What a president should have and what a good percen of the US electorate are willing to put up with a clearly at odds though. I don't know: it's like they've elected a deity, who, once elected, can do no wrong. If the President wasn't a complete buffoon, if he had just a modicum of intelligence, hi...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China backlash?
Replies: 1134
Views: 57497

Re: China backlash?

For all the faults of the US, and there are some there, China is significantly worse. China has no freedom of press, free and open elections, can lock people up without trial. It lives under a dictatorship that has a general disregard for human life. Who would rather sit next to in economy class fo...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

What a president should have and what a good percen of the US electorate are willing to put up with a clearly at odds though. I don't know: it's like they've elected a deity, who, once elected, can do no wrong. If the President wasn't a complete buffoon, if he had just a modicum of intelligence, hi...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital
Replies: 57
Views: 1723

Re: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital

Not looking for an argument, but what does being atheist have to do with it? Theres many aspects. Moral/ethical - helping people escape their current situation Human capital - bringing smart people here to boost Australia's workforce Cash - Richer people are likely going to be a net positive on the...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital
Replies: 57
Views: 1723

Re: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital

I've no issues with this in principle but they should be processed for visas after the refugees that are held offshore. It's ethically dubious to give them priority Morally dubious perhaps? It is clear that these cashed up HK residents will be prioritised ahead of all other migrant applications. Th...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital
Replies: 57
Views: 1723

Re: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital

I've no issues with this in principle but they should be processed for visas after the refugees that are held offshore. It's ethically dubious to give them priority Morally dubious perhaps? It is clear that these cashed up HK residents will be prioritised ahead of all other migrant applications. Th...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

So what everyone is saying is that until they find a vaccine, our countries are shut, how long is this sustainable for? I don't think so. They are still talking about the trans-tasman bubble, just delayed because of Victoria. And then after that bubbles with Singapore, Korea and Japan. We don't nee...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Yes, Korea has managed it very well. I have my doubts we could replicate it here though. The number of CovidSafe app downloads says it all. That and the efficacy of the CovidSafe app too. I don't think it picked up 1 Victorian case... I think that has a lot to do with the number of downloads right?...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

We go into another lockdown from midnight tomorrow. 6 more weeks. Fvck! In my opinion the wrong approach. This virus is now a fact of life. It doesn’t go away. Lockdown is too blunt an instrument. Track, trace and localised lockdowns (places of work, tower blocks, ....) seems the most practical way...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

True, but is a bit like blaming the person who knocked over a candle for your house burning down because you couldn't be bothered getting a fire extinguisher or even a pot full of water while it was still just smouldering on the carpet. More like, telling you don't worry, the fire can't spread. The...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549300

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

What is trump going to do if it turns out China wasn't actually the original source of the virus and that it may actually have been around for longer than anyone originally thought? There are apparently some studies suggesting this, although I haven't seen the details. Its just one professor in Oxf...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I think thats the worry. They won't be. People are exhausted. A second lockdown will be much harder to do than the first. I think we need to keep things in perspective, we've still only had 106 deaths in total nationally. That's how many deaths the UK is recording per day , and they have opened up ...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I think thats the worry. They won't be. People are exhausted. A second lockdown will be much harder to do than the first. I think we need to keep things in perspective, we've still only had 106 deaths in total nationally. That's how many deaths the UK is recording per day , and they have opened up ...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I think the problem is a bit bigger than just them. We didn't quite get a handle on this thing before opening things up. What is troubling is that the numbers are high, but almost all are asymptomatic and only really identified as a result of extensive testing. What does this mean for other states?...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3104
Views: 71692

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I think the problem is a bit bigger than just them. We didn't quite get a handle on this thing before opening things up. What is troubling is that the numbers are high, but almost all are asymptomatic and only really identified as a result of extensive testing. What does this mean for other states?...