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by piquant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Trump did spend big though, just without any money to back that up. And without money they started fleecing their own donors, and then after the election ran a 'cancel the election' campaign to raise donations for the legal teams to try and steal the election, but actually were largely to reimburse ...
by piquant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The same naive numpties who Trump was fleecing by doubling or more the contributions they were trying to make to the Trump campaign?
by piquant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8922

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Australian UFC star Tai Tuivasa has slammed Israel Folau for his hypocrisy, claiming he has seen the under-fire superstar "blind as a skunk" on a night out. The heavyweight fighter joined the chorus of athletes condemning Folau's homophobic comments, saying he needed "a hiding". "I know what I've s...
by piquant
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Ah, the Trump defence, what you say has nothing to do with what you say
by piquant
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Fair play to Moscow Mitch for coming out and saying corporate CEOs should stay out of politics however, the brazen hypocrisy is impressive for all he's a shocking failure as a human.
by piquant
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

There are some fair concerns that Biden is opting to take on several new mountains of debt, but those are conceptual concerns, nobody actually knows when problems will kick in, and if there are going to be problems faced by governments following such calls the USA is best placed to avoid some of th...
by piquant
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

mdaclarke wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:19 pm

The electoral sweet spot is to be left wing on economic issues and right wing on cultural/social issues
National Socialists for the win!
by piquant
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

There are some fair concerns that Biden is opting to take on several new mountains of debt, but those are conceptual concerns, nobody actually knows when problems will kick in, and if there are going to be problems faced by governments following such calls the USA is best placed to avoid some of th...
by piquant
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2053
Views: 68592

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

There are some fair concerns that Biden is opting to take on several new mountains of debt, but those are conceptual concerns, nobody actually knows when problems will kick in, and if there are going to be problems faced by governments following such calls the USA is best placed to avoid some of the...
by piquant
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

Mick, Thanks for posting this. As you help leftists step back and think, do you, on your side, realizing you quoted an evil MSM newspaper, step back and think about everything you said about them? It's like Mike Pence never left us, putting a calm argument that tries to look reasonable on the face ...
by piquant
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

OK. Found it https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/30/no-georgias-new-voting-law-is-not-return-jim-crow/ Mick, Thanks for posting this. As you help leftists step back and think, do you, on your side, realizing you quoted an evil MSM newspaper, step back and think about everything you said...
by piquant
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

OK. Found it https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/30/no-georgias-new-voting-law-is-not-return-jim-crow/ Mick, Thanks for posting this. As you help leftists step back and think, do you, on your side, realizing you quoted an evil MSM newspaper, step back and think about everything you said...
by piquant
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

What's that on the Horizon? ah a cut to science and investment Another terrific cock up from team Brexit, or HMG if you prefer Yep, absolutely nothing to do with the 400 billion spending on the pandemic. :thumbup: (Also probably made up). That's a point, but seeing as they've spaffed some decent ch...
by piquant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

As per comments. They should be looking to increase the number of people voting, not look to make it harder. And the queues are ridiculous, there shouldn't by my reckoning even be a 10 minute wait. They have waiting into the hours and then do something thick and racist on the back of it. That some o...
by piquant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

That they haven't daftly banned something else because they're thick/racist as shit isn't a defence. If the problem is people stood in too long queues you look at how to speed the time into the voting booth, not harass people for handing out water. It's wrong they don't want to encourage voters So ...
by piquant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

Just reading about the new voting laws in Georgia, feck me, it’s now illegal to give water to somebody waiting in line to vote, those twats aren’t even making an effort to disguise their attempts at suppressing the vote in poor black districts. Maybe Mick was referring to this with Stop the Steal. ...
by piquant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

That they haven't daftly banned something else because they're thick/racist as shit isn't a defence. If the problem is people stood in too long queues you look at how to speed the time into the voting booth, not harass people for handing out water. It's wrong they don't want to encourage voters So ...
by piquant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

That they haven't daftly banned something else because they're thick/racist as shit isn't a defence. If the problem is people stood in too long queues you look at how to speed the time into the voting booth, not harass people for handing out water. It's wrong they don't want to encourage voters So ...
by piquant
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128568
Views: 5925725

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

That they haven't daftly banned something else because they're thick/racist as shit isn't a defence.

If the problem is people stood in too long queues you look at how to speed the time into the voting booth, not harass people for handing out water.

It's wrong they don't want to encourage voters
by piquant
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4695350

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What's the alternative option, Taylor to go 80?
by piquant
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12349
Views: 623160

Re: F1 Thread

On further consideration, I think RB got a bit unlucky. Merc played the tactical card of the day bringing Ham in early, because the undercut on such an abrasive track yielded a big advantage (Ham went from 1.7 behind to 2.5 up by changing tyres) RB reacted with really the only thing they could do, ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

La soule wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:24 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:18 am France just broke the European record for a trade deficit, some $84 billion.

Not sure how that works with higher productivity.
Where do we start Daccie?
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by piquant
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

What's that on the Horizon? ah a cut to science and investment Another terrific cock up from team Brexit, or HMG if you prefer Yep, absolutely nothing to do with the 400 billion spending on the pandemic. :thumbup: (Also probably made up). That's a point, but seeing as they've spaffed some decent ch...
by piquant
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

What's that on the Horizon? ah a cut to science and investment

Another terrific cock up from team Brexit, or HMG if you prefer
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Weve left make the best of it. Even if tat makes you a rejoiner. How on earth people can call themselves remainers without moving to an EU country I dont know Ah, it's because many people wanted to continue living in the UK whilst being part of the EU. And they wanted to remain in the EU because th...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The second quarter of 2019 was negative, there was growth in the third quarter and then the last quarter of 2019 was pretty much flat, and things were heading in the wrong direction. Thus had it been given some weeks, and it was only weeks, without Covid coming along we'd have been hitting a techni...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

They've invested so much time and energy over the last 6 years telling anyone who'll listen just how bad it's going to be that thye now have to look for proof that they were right, and weren't, in fact, being sold a pup by the EU propaganda unit. We were heading into a recession prior to Covid, We ...
by piquant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Also worth keeping in mind this isn't good news, it's just less shitty. Brexit and Covid have both been bad for the economy, both are still bad, and both look set to remain big influencers on the negative front
by piquant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Can't pretend I know enough about macro economics to have a reliable discussion about it, and can't pretend I'm not a remainer - but I do still want the UK to do well, of course! This is good news, if true. The fellow remainers that look at good news for UK and are disappointed because it doesn't s...
by piquant
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I get that, but doesn;t mean that we are wrong to stand up for our interests. I actually have no issue with people saying that the EU should enforce it's contractual rights. What I do have a problem is when the Remaniacs (whilst saying it is OK for the EU to act in it;s interests), criticise the UK...
by piquant
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm not talking about the actual participants, I am taking about the Remaniac commentators, the A C Grayling, Tim Walker, Femi, FPBE mob, and Mike Galsworthy's of this world. To them the EU = Good, the Uk = Bad. When it comes to the the EU acting in it's self interest (Ham Sarnies, Shellfish etc) w...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4695350

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Other countries do fine without using their 8 as a lazy battering ram. Probably why Read got more caps than Lauaki. You also get excellent hands, real pace, a huge workrate and top standard decision making with Read, and he played in a side that had the nous to be able to use all that. Even if we h...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25162
Views: 702145

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4695350

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Other countries do fine without using their 8 as a lazy battering ram. Probably why Read got more caps than Lauaki. You also get excellent hands, real pace, a huge workrate and top standard decision making with Read, and he played in a side that had the nous to be able to use all that. Even if we h...