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by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

I don't think it is "a second impeachment stops him running again". If that was the case, if the House is held by the opposition, they could simply impeach a first term president twice, without it being accepted by the Senate, and stop him running for a second term. I believe if he is impeached and ...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 40144

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Apparently this is the first Aus century partnership in a test since Perth 2018 :? They had one vs NZ in late 2019. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-test-championship-2019-2021-1195334/australia-vs-new-zealand-2nd-test-1183533/full-scorecard They must have been talking about 1st wicket...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/06/GettyImages-1230455089-1320x880.jpg Guy in blue is Jon Schaffer - who is a fairly famous rhythm guitarist/band leader of the metal band Iced Earth (and "super-group" Demons & Wizards ). While not full-on mainstream, Iced Earth are one of the mos...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/06/GettyImages-1230455089-1320x880.jpg Guy in blue is Jon Schaffer - who is a fairly famous rhythm guitarist/band leader of the metal band Iced Earth (and "super-group" Demons & Wizards ). While not full-on mainstream, Iced Earth are one of the mos...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?
Replies: 47
Views: 1267

Re: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?

Dolphins are the Gavin Henson's of the sea...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

That's one of the other downsides of Trump - he has allowed absolute pieces of shit like Pence to be viewed as "good guys", simply because they eventually reach a line they won't cross - despite enabling basically everything he has done. If Pence simply does his job today, he's likely to be viewed i...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43288
Views: 1318819

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I guess its up to various countries how they do it, maybe they reason the elderly don't mix much etc. God knows no one seems to know the right way to deal with this thing. Its all guesswork to a greater or lesser degree :| Surely you vaccinate according to the mortality rate? Isn't that medical doc...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So my wife is having contractions
Replies: 63
Views: 2215

Re: So my wife is having contractions

Fat Old Git wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:25 am Has she started pointing at you and screaming "YOU DID THIS TO ME!!!!!!" ?
If she hasn't, now is the appropriate time to ask her who did. :thumbup:
by Demilich
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

re: the Georgia run-off - sure I read that the Dem party stop pouring money into it a week or so back? Would suggest their internal polling wasn't looking promising.
by Demilich
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naming the UK's covid variant
Replies: 29
Views: 948

Re: Naming the UK's covid variant

Lie back and think of Covid.

(Or, if you're a politician/denier: Think back and lie of Covid).
by Demilich
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 40144

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

grievous is Squidward

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by Demilich
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Beware the beginnings. This article explore the parallels between Trump's "stop the steal" campaign, and Dolchstosslegende, or "stab in the back" myth fuelled by right wing nationalists in the Weimar Republic. Or particular interest common to both Trump's America and Germany post WW1 is the demonis...
by Demilich
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Mick likes the Independent so here is their breaking news account of the Presidential pardon bribery scheme https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/white-house-presidential-pardon-bribery-doj-b1764836.html My money is on Stone. Pretty sure it will be Joe Exotic. That's on...
by Demilich
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 pm Hearing, not a Hearing, Hearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZXkAv7yKgw

It is being called a hearing
If someone as reputable and non-partisan as New Tang Dynasty news is calling it a "hearing", it must be a hearing. :lol:
by Demilich
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 570922

Re: Official NFL 2020

Yeah, they should have at least scheduled no bye weeks before the halfway point and added in a spare week, giving them a lot more flexibility for postponing games. It is mostly my fault though - I finally signed up for GamePass for the season and immediately the Raiders started Raidering and Covid b...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 150
Views: 4913

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

Jesus there are some children on here! Pong Asteroids Pac Man (I recently described the common room in Merrion St to my daughter: 1 dart board, 1 Asteroids console, & 1 pinball machine. One year the pinball machine was taken away because we had disabled the coin mechanism & were playing it for free...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

You get a real sense that the tide may have turned today. You never know. It might be too late. If Mr Biden is allowed to become president, his presidency will have a stench of corruption and doubt hanging over it. One thing is for sure, I have no need to leave this bored. Hahahahaha! Don't think s...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Weren’t they going to put a time limit on that? Like 10 years post-presidency, since Carter, Clinton and Bush all look set to live forever and Obama is barely middle aged. I realize with Trump’s age that might get him there anyway. I think Obama rolled that time limit back and re-instated it for li...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 150
Views: 4913

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

5. Apogee early 90s game stable - Commander Keen series, Duke Nukem I & II, Wolfenstein 3D, Bio Menace etc. They seem to get little mention for such a critical company to the development of PC games. 4. Civ/Civ II 3. Warcraft 2 2. Diablo 1. Ultima Online Ultima Online really was the peek of MMORPG g...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

So, under the Former President's Act, Trump is entitled to Secret Service protection for the rest of his life. I assume this means he can continue to charge them massive fees to stay in his residences/hotels and profit from it? :lol:
by Demilich
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?
Replies: 47
Views: 1509

Re: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?

It would not "improve rugby league". It would make it worse. The move to "6-again" to speed up the game and increase the fatigue factor improved the game - introducing competitive scrums and the worthless farting around and re-sets will detract from that. They already have a "shot clock" in place fo...
by Demilich
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Election administration should be perfect if it's the most important thing a country does. My father worked on military and general aviation aircraft his whole life. If he screwed up, someone died. I'm a mechanical engineer, now on space weather satellites that cost the government hundreds of milli...
by Demilich
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:11 am
feckwanker wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:07 am Mick, Derwyn, Santa - do you guys happen to believe in QAnon by any chance?
No idea what QAnon is.

I do not like racists though. Biden is one. His supporters must be racist too.
Mick Mannock wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:41 am I had no idea what Qanon is.

Having had a brief look, I do not think Biden is a Satanist.
by Demilich
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2021/22 Off-Season Moves & Grooves
Replies: 5279
Views: 356682

Re: NBA season 2020/21 - Dec 22 start date

OKC is sure piling up the draft picks: As the NBA’s moratorium on transactions lifted on Monday, the Phoenix Suns made the first blockbuster move of the 2020 offseason, reportedly acquiring point guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Phoenix dealt Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., Ty Jerome, ...
by Demilich
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 570922

Re: Official NFL 2020

Opinions on how changing the "wildcard vs division winner" seedings should work? Don't think that doing a simple "each division gets a guaranteed place in the playoffs, but seeding is based on wins" really works for strength-of-schedule issues. Maybe something like "if you are a clear 4 or more game...
by Demilich
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 552
Views: 26729

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

backrow wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:25 pm Why is whinging at election results you don’t like so en vogue now? First remoaners and now trumps mob - just sore losers
Really shouldn't surprise, when you look at how much whinging about the ref has come to dominate rugby.
by Demilich
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 552
Views: 26729

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

This is probably a redundant question now, but has mightyreds got form for being a complete loon? Oh boy, does he ever. Yeah, he's always been a fu c king loon. The weirder thing is how people are now debating with CrazyIslander on politics, like he has ever offered anything other than complete ina...
by Demilich
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Once results are certified and the writing is on the wall, how big of a hand-grenade is Trump pardoning Kyle Rittenhouse going to be? Could get very ugly. I don't think he can. Looks correct - assumed murder was a federal crime by default, but appears he has been charged at state level. :thumbup:
by Demilich
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Once results are certified and the writing is on the wall, how big of a hand-grenade is Trump pardoning Kyle Rittenhouse going to be? Could get very ugly.
by Demilich
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 549
Views: 10571

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Tuipulotu ruled out due to illness, with Tupou Vaa’i taking his bench spot.
by Demilich
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 549
Views: 10571

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Without the Saffas in the competition, this is likely to be the critical game of the Rugby Championship (though ABs have an advantage with the winning bonus point and points differential in the first game). Quite a bit of A-grade quality left completely out of the ABs squad for this one - ripe for a...
by Demilich
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

... No, it didn't offend me, just seemed pointless. As are most, if not all, of grievous's posts. Seems I have offended someone after after all but who are you? Not offended at all. Ugghhh, now that you've highlighted grievous in this thread, when I read his posts I'm going to be stuck with the men...
by Demilich
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL legend Kalyn Ponga about to make the All Blacks unstoppable
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: NRL legend Kalyn Ponga about to make the All Blacks unstoppable

Must be contract negotiations time. Nope. He signed that contract a few months ago. The only reason this is a story, is that the NRL just released the list of current "top 30" contracts for each team (i.e. the 30 players that count towards the NRL salary cap and how many vacancies each team has to ...
by Demilich
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

The Electoral College system has been criticised on this thread for other reasons, but it seems silly that you could win a state by 200 odd votes and you get the entirety of the electoral college votes for that state. 50.01% to 49.99% either way in a single state is considered the same result as 85...
by Demilich
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Ahead in Georgia but his leads been cut in Arizona iirc. Trump has no path without GA, though, surely? He can tie but it's all a bit academic What happens if the US election is a tie? In the scenario that Trump and Biden win 269 electoral college votes each, the House of Representatives will choose...
by Demilich
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Another chunk of votes in for Georgia - Biden took more than 85% of them.

Now just 665 behind with over 7.5k to go.
by Demilich
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 36372
Views: 1659733

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I must have voted for Matt King, as I voted for whoever the National candidate was, as he was polling ahead at the time I voted and I was specifically voting against Shane Jones and NZ Firsts chances of getting back in. That didn't work out as planned. :lol:
by Demilich
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Jared Kushner called Rupert Murdoch in a desperate bid to overturn the network calling Arizona for Biden https://www.businessinsider.com.au/kushner-murdoch-demand-fox-retract-arizona-call-nyt-2020-11?utm_source=reddit.com&r=US&IR=T Why does it matter if a Network calls it early? - it won't effect t...
by Demilich
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128877
Views: 6197280

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

Now I'm craving a khachapuri for breakfast, you bastard

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