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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:38:28 PM »
Squash is all the buzz in Spain

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48348431

A squash championship in northern Spain has sparked a debate about sexism in sport after female participants were awarded a vibrator, wax and a kit to remove foot calluses.

The top women players of the Asturias championship wrote to the local squash federation to complain about the incident.

It prompted resignations at the club that organised the event.

Contest winner Elisabet Sadů told the BBC that "things have to change".

Ms Sadů was awarded a trophy and a vibrator for getting the top spot in the competition.

The women in second, third and fourth places won an electronic foot file or hair removal wax.

"We were very surprised, very shocked. We think it's very sexist," Ms Sadů said.

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"We wanted to explain it to everybody because we think... there's a lot of discrimination... [against women in sport] and things have to change."

The women sent the prizes to the local squash federation along with a letter of complaint. The federation has helped them to take action.

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General discussion / Re: Irelandís Favourite Folk Song - RTE One
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
Soho is for me one of the most complete songs on the list - but I love most of them. It has a nice cadence, melody, and story. Never fails to make me stop and listen.

Honorable mention for Nancy Spain.

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General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 03:52:38 PM »
I don't even think that there's a chance. He seems very square if anything. Bubba is flirting with some CBD companies but with so much on the line if you end up testing positive for THC due to a poorly refined CBD product you'd be fecked with the Tour doping/drugs policy. Marijuana is still (unfortunately and ridiculously) a schedule I drug.

Honestly the CBD craze still hasn't convinced me yet. I've used it for a little joint pain as has my mum when shes over here but I am not sure if its placebo or real.

I think the original question suggested he was taking something for his physicality. Compared to the traditional golf build, the guy is a beast - but compared to many young American men his age he isn't big at all. The Americans start lifting weights in high school, which was pretty much unheard of when I was in school in Ireland. Big build is a large part of their psyche over here and while many meatheads use steroids to achieve ridiculous sizes - this fella is just a big lad who is very well built.

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General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:19:48 AM »
Is it just me or does anyone else get the feeling Koepka is taking something?

It's just you. Unless you want to present some rational explanation or even a shred of evidence?

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:50:00 PM »
All 4 finalists from the PL. Pretty neat, has it happened before?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:02:31 PM »
Arsenal Fan - that was absolutely fantastic. Goosebumps here watching that at the end.

As good as Tyrone horsing the shite outta Kerry in 2003 Semi.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:16:45 PM »
Stay on the front foot now you hoors!!!

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General discussion / Re: Omagh area recommendations
« on: May 01, 2019, 04:35:02 PM »

Omagh itself has plenty of walks, there is the Riverside and Lovers between Cookstwon and Hospital Roads. Only problem is you'll have o double back on yourself on the riverside portion. You can also gander in at McGuigans French Renaissance style Mansion, which incidentally has an incorporated oratory.....!



And it was here that you cemented your status as a poor demented cratur.  ;D

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: April 18, 2019, 04:44:50 AM »
Pretty much the opposite of my experience.  Taxes way up for me.

Me too.

My personal tax refund went up about 25%, and I probably average an extra $150 a month net pay.

I am sure it is at some cost to the collective somewhere - but I have to admit that from a purely selfish back pocket perspective the last tax reform put more money in my household.

I got a really bad hammering this year. Most folks here are in the same boat but its not surprising given the way the changes are set up to hit people in cities around CA.

Yes, we are lucky living in Nevada with our lack of state (and many other) taxes.

They do tax the shit out of our weed though.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: April 17, 2019, 04:31:01 PM »
Pretty much the opposite of my experience.  Taxes way up for me.

Me too.

My personal tax refund went up about 25%, and I probably average an extra $150 a month net pay.

I am sure it is at some cost to the collective somewhere - but I have to admit that from a purely selfish back pocket perspective the last tax reform put more money in my household.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 12, 2019, 06:00:24 PM »
I'd classify myself as a solid golfer. For me that means I can play golf to a standard where I enjoy it  ;D the one thing I am fighting with, and always have, is a slice from left to right off the tee (right hander). Anybody any ideas on how to cut it out? Irons and short stuff has always been solid but when on the tee I have absolutely no idea about the final destination  ;D

Swing path and club face. Nothing to do with swing speed. Swing path and the club face at impact dictate ball flight.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 10, 2019, 10:24:53 PM »
Thought Fred was United's best player by a distance this evening. McTominay with some class but needs a little more cutting edge.

Poor game for the neutral.

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General discussion / Re: The Masters 2019
« on: April 10, 2019, 04:21:01 PM »
Should be a great event - as mentioned above I don't recall the last time so many of the biggest names arrived all bubbling nicely on the form front.

Taking a Punt on Rickie and Rory

Picked up Adam Scott in our pool. Not disgusted by that pick and he is rolling a new putter built and designed by a friend of mine. Ugly as sin, but a very unique putter concept. Scott has never lost his ball striking - it's the broom that he has always had a tough time with.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:51:53 PM »
Table stays as it is right now, Arsenal up into 3rd.. That would be a phenomenal achievement this year if they can finish in 3rd.

Ramsey will be a loss, but makes sense from a business perspective. Still playing his heart out - nice change compared to some of the sharks we've given shirts to over the years.

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General discussion / Re: ATM Thefts
« on: April 01, 2019, 07:38:43 PM »
The whole thing comes across as a complete set up. Sure all them diggers should have a kill switch or even take the battery out on Friday evening / disconnect the terminals to slow the job up. They usually have anti vandal screens that none seem to be fitted or used. These guys have the whole job done in a matter of minutes. If I was the peelers I'd start investigating those close the crime and work out. Construction teams, then shopkeeprs. The whole thing is just too easy for this to be opportunistic.

Why the shopkeepers?

Surely it's much too inconvenient for them at best. Insurance needs to be super up to date and inclusive, not to mention the decreased footfall from not having the ATM at the premises, as well as the repair job?

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