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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: Today at 06:48:20 AM »
I'm not sure if you are referring to his colour, or to the cause he is highlighting. If the former, I'd say probably Lamarr Jackson or DeShaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes wouldn't be blackballed either.


Lamar and Mahomes have brilliant coaching and Watson's isn't bad. They're set up to do wel. After a couple of years in the league, Kaepernick was as highly regarded as these players. I think these 3 have more ability and certainly better coaching and support personnel into the future.

O'Brien is awful!

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
The thing is, if he's signed and plays, the media circus will die away after a few weeks and will finally focus on Kap the footballer, not Kap the troublemaker activist.

I presume he plans to continue to kneel. The likes of Fox will continue to make a deal of it and I imagine Trump would continue to target him. If that's a reason to continue to sideline him, then that's the league's issue, not Kap's.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 17, 2019, 09:19:46 AM »
What is the story with this Kaepernick workout that everyone is talking about on twitter.  Is he just putting it out there that he can actually still play?

The suggestion/suspicion is that the (confidential) terms of the settlement agreed to by both parties in his collusion grievance required the NFL to facilitate his attempt to return to the NFL by holding a workout.

The NFL, being the c***ts they are, have tried to do this in the most obstructive manner possible - short notice, on a Saturday when teams are both preparing/travelling for their games and scouting college games, demanded he sign an allegedly  unusually stringent injury liability waiver, no media and refusing Kaeperknick's request to be allowed film the workout himself.

In the end, Kaeperknick basically held his own workout for reps from about eight teams, with his own film crew about an hour outside Atlanta.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 01:31:12 PM »
The problem is that Corbyn's gang don't actually have any solutions to anything. They can just criticise. I think we can all agree "Protect the NHS" is a great idea. The most important question is "how?". You only have to look at examples of Abbott and Corbyn himself bumbling around the place unable to work their calculators to demonstrate how much spoofing they actually do.

Defeats the UK government have suffered have been down to the bungling incompetence of the Tories and the fact the UK has absolutely no idea what it wants out of Brexit, not because of some political mastery from Corbyn. Look at the way he and Labour have flip flopped all over the place with regards to the election as an example. Look at his absolute inability to stop the party fracturing. "Hey lads, let's all agree to zero tolerance on racism and sectarianism" shouldn't be a difficult concept for a Labour leader to pull together.

And don't ever forget that he's a Brexiteer himself.

The UK is absolutely fucked. If it's a choice between Johnson or Corbyn, the best option would be to pack the bags and move abroad.

Unfortunately, back in the real world, that's not really an option for most.  It is indeed a choice between Johnson or Corbyn.  So it's Corbyn every day of the week.

I've been critical of him recently, mostly due to his (lack of) stance on Brexit.  But Labour now have a clear policy on this which I feel could be supported, which is about time.

Regarding his unfitness for office due his fiscal competency, I'm not sure if you've been reading too much of the Sun or whatever but I think it's wildly overblown.  Mentioning Abbott means I suspect that you've succumbed to the Tory propaganda massage that emanated from her failure to perform correct mental arithmetic on live TV.  Saying that they don't have solutions for anything is frankly, a bit lazy.

I haven't succumbed to Tory propaganda whatsoever, you don't have to. Herself and Corbyn have repeatedly exposed an inability to either be financially competent, or articulate said financial competency. Both, unfortunately, are necessary.

As for Labour having a clear stance on Brexit, do they really? Or is it simply electioneering?

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:48:16 PM »
They're not solutions. They're aspirations.
There is enough money in the UK to kickstart growth.

BBC viewers seem to have a very negative view of Corbyn for some reason.

Yeah, everyone should get their news from Pravda instead.

As opposed to Daily Mail, Express and Sun?

The previous post explicitly references the BBC.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:43:22 PM »
They're not solutions. They're aspirations.
There is enough money in the UK to kickstart growth.

BBC viewers seem to have a very negative view of Corbyn for some reason.

Yeah, everyone should get their news from Pravda instead.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 11:05:21 AM »
They're not solutions. They're aspirations.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:53:33 AM »
The problem is that Corbyn's gang don't actually have any solutions to anything. They can just criticise. I think we can all agree "Protect the NHS" is a great idea. The most important question is "how?". You only have to look at examples of Abbott and Corbyn himself bumbling around the place unable to work their calculators to demonstrate how much spoofing they actually do.

Defeats the UK government have suffered have been down to the bungling incompetence of the Tories and the fact the UK has absolutely no idea what it wants out of Brexit, not because of some political mastery from Corbyn. Look at the way he and Labour have flip flopped all over the place with regards to the election as an example. Look at his absolute inability to stop the party fracturing. "Hey lads, let's all agree to zero tolerance on racism and sectarianism" shouldn't be a difficult concept for a Labour leader to pull together.

And don't ever forget that he's a Brexiteer himself.

The UK is absolutely fucked. If it's a choice between Johnson or Corbyn, the best option would be to pack the bags and move abroad.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:06:56 AM »
In 2016, when SF held a commemoration in Westminster for the 100th Anniversary of 1916, up steps Corbyn to read the Proclamation.  Total respect 😊

Sweet, give him the keys to the NHS and the education system because of it.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:04:42 AM »
Corbyn is up against a pathetic, hateful government, but the public don't seem to trust him and see Boris as best of them.

That's because Corbyn and his goons are about as useful as a fart in spacesuit.

Screaming "tax the rich!" or "nationalise everything!" endlessly with zero substance behind it only gets you so far.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:26:35 PM »
Oxford University are banning clapping as it causes anxiety.

Can't access twitter but check out @Nigelrefowens

It's the student's Union, not the university.

But yes, absolute nonsense.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:43:10 AM »
Sf I donít think you understand the no electorate. Economics not that big a concern.
At some point the UUP and Alliance will start taking Westminster seats off the DUP. The DUP
would need to be weakened for this to happen. Weíll see what the voters think of the DUPís Brexit efforts shortly.

The uup will do nothing.

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General discussion / Re: Anastasia Kriegel
« on: November 06, 2019, 07:43:25 PM »
Then after someone is killed, you have people who come online after the horse has bolted and talk about the death penalty deterrent.

Pretty weird take here.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:47:34 PM »
I don't get this at all. Are people advocating that there should be a strict protocol for everyone to adhere to when an anthem is played?

Is Colin Kaeperknick a ****?

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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:21:46 PM »
By the sounds of it they are highly intelligent men they could walk into a high paying job without the threats hanging over their heads. Iím just saying the thought would certainly be high up in my mind. Yes itís letting them win but I donít know if I personally could live my life in the current conditions.

As I say they are brave for continuing and fair play to them for that.

I'm the Fermanagh-Cavan area?

Are they restricted to just the Fermanagh-Cavan area for work?

Of course not, but that's not the point, is it?

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