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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 04:48:18 AM »
Arguing with Trumpkins who can't even bring themselves to admit that they're defending Trump is just getting tedious at this point.

Can we point this thread in a more interesting direction?

How about the Mueller investigation? My take on it is that Democrats are in danger of overplaying their hand with Russiagate in the same way Republicans did with Benghazigate. Countless investigations into Clinton and nothing was there, but they kept on banging on about it because they wanted something to be there. They wanted to keep re-investigating in the hope that a conspiracy would emerge.

Are Democrats getting their hopes up too much with the Mueller probe? Setting themselves up for disappointment because impeachment is so unlikely? My hope is that the investigation drags out beyond the next mid-terms and helps to depress GOP support and let us take back the house and senate, stopping Trump in his tracks for the rest of his one and only term. As soon as the investigation concludes, we've got nothing but the Twitter controversy of the day, so it's in our interest for it to drag out as long as possible.
U think there is something there. Bannon refused to say anything the other day saying he was muzzled by the White House .

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:04:19 PM »
Great

Now put up Hillarys list
Trouser suit
Zionist
Wall St funded
Neoliberal
Warmonger

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:52:46 PM »
As bad as Trump is he still beat the pants (suit) off Hillary....

Think about it for a moment....all the money she raised and spent, the lame stream media firmly in her corner, the Electoral College system absolutely benefiting Democrats....and she still couldn't beat him

Look, everyone! There goes Whitey "not defending Trump" again.

As bad as Trump is (and he's terrible) he was a heck of a lot more palatable to the swing voters in the swing states than what the Democrats put up.
Trump is a fraud. He was a shit candidate  here is a selection of stuff written about him.


Globe f**ker
Stoking fear
Everything negotiable.
Craven cynical corrupt
Chaotic governance
not i n touch w reality.  Expression of spiritual blackout.
Brutal father and mother with whom no relationship. Hunger for love. Greed Lust envy so visible.
a creature of lies, rants, scams, and rages.

A Day trader
-Disregard for truth
-Self interest
-Inability to admit he is wrong
Consistent line is unilateralism
Blusterer thin skinned charlatan, sexual harasser bigot
Naive ignorant detached from reality
Sense of grievance
NRA and Evangelicals
20 Jan national day of patriotic devotion
Stewart Butterfield sez every action gratuitously evil

He respects authoritarians
Ignorant coarse boastful cruel
Bullying greed showing off misogyny third grade theatrics
Incompetence and broken promises
Instinct when criticised is attack, vilify and suppress
Unpredictable temperamental impetuous
White supremacist kleptocracy
Vindictive chaos
Impulsive thin skinned combative
Dishonest bravado
Lying fantasist



Casual humiliation
Erratic, irascible ill informed dishonest
Nihilistic
Dominates news like fart dominates a car
Voraciously aggressive
Capricious egocentric volatile
Scant accountability n contempt for rules
Propagator of mayhem
Bigotry racism homophobia anti intellectualism calculated religious absolutism big data autocracy media hatred
Easy to surprise ppl if you just make shit up.
Fear mongering
Gonzo president
Donaeld the unread twitter
Spicer the MC Escher of bullshit
Alec Baldwin sez playing him is unpleasant cos he is angry and frustrated
Americas Idi Amin
Not self possessed
They can't write policies that make sense, they can't implement policy, they can't get their stories straight and they can't close the deal.
Reaction to being challenged is belligerence
High tolerance for chaos
He said he wd bomb the shit out.of ISIS


Trump’s dreams preceding his own unexpected ascent were, quite obviously, the opposite: he wanted to be the man on the gilded throne, with all the cameras trained on him, transfixed by the spectacle of power being wielded. 
eternal, bottomless ego gratification
Breaking news fatigue.  not i n touch w reality.  Expression of spiritual blackout.

   Eclipse of Integrity honesty decency .  Disregard of rule of law. Expression of worst of American culture. 
 No mention of human rights as president makes U-turn from campaign rhetoric on Islam

Trump is two ends of a bollox. That video of him is cat, but worse than pushing out to the front is the way he sticks his chin up in the air and acts like a pompous dick afterwards. He has a face you would never, ever get tired of punching.

The briefing papers McMaster’s team drew up before this trip had to be condensed to a few bullet points on a single page for each issue, and even then Trump grew bored of reviewing them before departure, and groused about how long the whole excursion would take.

There is no right and wrong . There is winning and losing
A hurt boy who wants to be loved

He lives in deficit. A black hole. All he wants is for people to love him. Nothing to sustain him inside .
Psychological influences are authoritarian.
Never read a book.
Short attention span.
Cynical and one dimensional
I do it to do it but could never get enough attention.

Where are all the leaks coming from? the fact that they keep coming is a sign of the state of near collapse of the White House staff. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Trump has the most unhappy staff ever, with some feeling a higher duty to warn the public about what they see as a danger to the country.

From the stories that emanate from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the impression one gets is that Trump is a nearly impossible person to work for: he screams at his staff when they tell him something he doesn’t want to hear; he screams at them as he watches television news for hours on end and sees stories about himself

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »
2 years ago Tyrone won by 2. They got promoted and were full of beans but the Dubs cut them down last year. It will be interesting to see how it goes this year.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
The GOP is dying. Trump is a sideshow.

Frum
https://youtu.be/ddv8pPFeeOM

Joe
 https://youtu.be/O5uBt8tQ8QE



Norman Ornstein

@NormOrnstein

Republicans had every opportunity the past six months and more to re-authorize CHIP. They held back to manipulate cynically 9 million children for their own political benefit. Unconscionable and cruel and unacceptable.



NBC Politics

@NBCPolitics

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20h

Bob Dole at 1996 RNC: "If there’s anyone who has mistakenly attached themselves to our party in the belief that we are not open to citizens of every race and religion...the exits, which are clearly marked, are for you to walk out of as I stand this ground without compromise."




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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:05:11 PM »
I don't know about gerrymandering, but 59% of the seats of about 47% of the votes roughly seems not quite democratic.
It is very poor

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:17:48 PM »
http://www.sligogaa.ie/ArticleDetail.aspx?articleid=9704

GAA Injury Database

The Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee also presented some findings from the GAA’s Injury database today. The database, under the direction of Mr John C Murphy of the MSW Committee and Dr Catherine Blake and Ms Edwenia O Malley of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, has tracked injury data from 17 inter county Gaelic Football and 16 Inter county hurling teams since it was established in 2007.

The database shows that the most common injuries sustained in Gaelic games are;

Hamstring (football: 18.2% of all injuries, hurling: 16.5%)
Knee (11.6% of injuries – both codes)
Pelvis & Groin (football: 9.4% of all injuries, hurling: 10.4%)
Ankle (9% of all injuries – both codes)
Shoulder (football: 6.8% of all injuries, hurling: 6%)
Wrist & Hand (football: 4.2% of all injuries, hurling: 10.3%)

Mr Murphy said he was satisfied that the database showed the instance of injury in Gaelic games to be largely in line with that experienced in field sports of a similar nature such as Australian Rules football. He said that among the results that would be of particular interest to the GAA and the medical community were :

That recurrent injuries generally require significantly longer recovery periods (typical “return to play” time for a new hamstring injury is 18.5 days [football] or 16.5 days [hurling]; this rises to 41 days (f) and 30.5 days (h) for a recurrent injury)That in terms of playing time lost, the Anterior Cruciate ligament Injury (ACL) is the most severeThat a typical intercounty panel spends on average approximately 13 hours in collective training for every 1 hour of competitive game time.

That footballers are three times more likely to be concussed during a game than hurlers.

On the issue of concussion, Mr Murphy said that while the instance in Gaelic games was largely consistent with that experienced in Australian Rules football, it was important that players, managers and coaches become more aware of what concussion is, its symptoms and signs, the possible side effects and the guidelines with respect to returning to play. He said the GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee would be actively working with in the coming months to generate greater awareness around concussion in sport. The GAA’s own position paper on Concussion and various other injuries can be viewed

 at http://www.gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/injuries/types-of-injury/. 



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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:55:54 PM »
This is worth a google

The England Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:44:56 PM »
Some stats here:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/premiership/11407436/Rugby-concussions-soar-by-59-per-cent-says-report.html

I'm 2014 there were 10.5 concussions per 1000 hours. The next year it was over 13.

Boxing was 17.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
Tony Schwartz wrote the art of the deal

https://www.theguardian.com/global/commentisfree/2018/jan/18/fear-donald-trump-us-president-art-of-the-deal

“I alone can do it.” These five extraordinary words kept coming back to me as I reflected on Donald Trump’s first year as president of the US. He made this claim during his speech accepting the Republican nomination in July 2016. At the time, it struck me simply as a delusional expression of his grandiosity. Looking back, I also hear the plaintive wail of a desperate child who believes he is alone in the world with no one to care for him. “I alone can do it” is Trump’s survival response to: “I must do it all alone.”

There are two Trumps. The one he presents to the world is all bluster, bullying and certainty. The other, which I have long felt haunts his inner world, is the frightened child of a relentlessly critical and bullying father and a distant and disengaged mother who couldn’t or wouldn’t protect him.

Trump’s temperament and his habits have hardened with age. He was always cartoonish, but compared with the man for whom I wrote The Art of the Deal 30 years ago, he is significantly angrier today: more reactive, deceitful, distracted, vindictive, impulsive and, above all, self-absorbed – assuming the last is possible.

Fear is the hidden through-line in Trump’s life – fear of weakness, of inadequacy, of failure, of criticism and of insignificance. He has spent his life trying to outrun these fears by “winning” – as he puts it – and by redefining reality whenever the facts don’t serve the narrative he seeks to create. It hasn’t worked, but not for lack of effort.

In his first year in office, Trump has lambasted any facts he dislikes as “fake news”, while making nearly 2,000 false or misleading claims of his own – more than five a day. In a single half-hour interview with the New York Times in late December, he made 24 such claims. This is the very definition of gaslighting – lying until you get people to doubt their own reality – and it is both frightening and disturbing. Because the office Trump now occupies makes him the most powerful man on Earth, his fears, and the way he manages them, have necessarily become ours.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:46:57 PM »
In the northern hemisphere, rugby is a game of attrition. Bosh , bosh, bosh.
Players are much bulkier than they used to be. So the hits are harder.
The concussions are scary. No sport is worth brain damage.

Rugby is trying to do something about it, what is the GAA doing, should that not be more your focus now? GAA is miles behind the ball here.
Sure the GAA could do more but rugby is far more of concern.
The main problem in rugby is size.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/neil-francis-the-french-bench-was-just-freakish-in-size-uini-atonio-is-big-enough-to-have-his-own-post-code-31011167.html

The other problem is excessive aggression

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/neurosurgeon-critical-of-rugby-s-excessive-aggression-1.2060907

“Anyone who has spent an hour picking skull fragments out of the contused frontal lobes of a teenage rugby player is entitled to an opinion on the safety of youth rugby. As a paediatric neurosurgeon, I’ve done this on several occasions. As a ‘rugby parent’, I’ve observed the school and club game at close quarters, from both sides of the touchline. What I’ve seen and heard suggests that our thinking on the subject may not be altogether rational.”

The biggest risks are in rugby.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/video-neil-francis-and-tony-ward-itll-need-a-fatality-before-people-take-cognisance-of-concussion-30984103.html

The rate of concussion in rugby is far higher. I think it is a structural problem.

Rugby is addressing it, the GAA is not though. How many ex-hurlers suffered concussions and just played on?

How many concussions occur per 1000 hours of GAA?
How many injuries occur per 1000 hours of GAA training ?


Half of rugby injuries occur in training.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:49:58 PM »
In the northern hemisphere, rugby is a game of attrition. Bosh , bosh, bosh.
Players are much bulkier than they used to be. So the hits are harder.
The concussions are scary. No sport is worth brain damage.

Rugby is trying to do something about it, what is the GAA doing, should that not be more your focus now? GAA is miles behind the ball here.
Sure the GAA could do more but rugby is far more of concern.
The main problem in rugby is size.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/neil-francis-the-french-bench-was-just-freakish-in-size-uini-atonio-is-big-enough-to-have-his-own-post-code-31011167.html

The other problem is excessive aggression

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/neurosurgeon-critical-of-rugby-s-excessive-aggression-1.2060907

“Anyone who has spent an hour picking skull fragments out of the contused frontal lobes of a teenage rugby player is entitled to an opinion on the safety of youth rugby. As a paediatric neurosurgeon, I’ve done this on several occasions. As a ‘rugby parent’, I’ve observed the school and club game at close quarters, from both sides of the touchline. What I’ve seen and heard suggests that our thinking on the subject may not be altogether rational.”

The biggest risks are in rugby.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/video-neil-francis-and-tony-ward-itll-need-a-fatality-before-people-take-cognisance-of-concussion-30984103.html

The rate of concussion in rugby is far higher. I think it is a structural problem. 

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:33:29 PM »
I like Gilesy but he's doing some serious projection from his comfortable home in England about what the reaction at home was to Robbie Brady's goal against Italy.

It reminds me of something Paul Kimmage wrote

"I remember the 'other' Ray Houghton goal. It was June of '88, my third season as a pro cyclist, and I spent the month fighting to make the team for the Tour de France. Like many with 'small sport syndrome' I didn't get all the noise being generated by the football team and remember a story my brother told about the night of the defeat of England.

He had popped into our local - Kyles in Coolock - for a nice quiet pint and met an old boy at the urinals who was almost weeping: "This is the greatest day of my life."

The notion seemed preposterous. How could beating England be greater than the day of your wedding? Or the birth of your child? Or Stephen Roche winning the Tour de France? "The f**king eejit," we laughed."

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:58:05 AM »
In the northern hemisphere, rugby is a game of attrition. Bosh , bosh, bosh.
Players are much bulkier than they used to be. So the hits are harder.
The concussions are scary. No sport is worth brain damage.

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