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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: September 07, 2021, 02:09:38 PM »
at least wee  have a goverrment.

Who clearly need to up their spend on education.

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: September 02, 2021, 12:38:18 PM »
Excellent stuff BH, it has been both enlightening and inspiring to follow this journey with you.

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:41:38 PM »
put in a cheap one.
change it in a few years

Never understood that logic

Why buy loads of cheap ones (of anything) instead of fewer expensive ones?

Spend the rest of your life looking at something cheap and nasty, for the same outlay as something good but pricey.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 26, 2021, 05:04:59 PM »
Not sold on boosters, won't be getting it

Any particular reason why?

Had Covid and double vaxxed,but enough is enough , time to ride it out

So now you are "open minded" about it.

The bit in bold was your opinion an hour ago, which doesn't sound particularly open minded.

And stop with the poor me routine.

You're all over the place and huffing because you've been called on it.

Called out for what ? Having an opinion different from the groupthink masters.
I'm well able to defend myself but lads just piling in to throw abuse whilst not giving anything new to the debate except  the abuse itself  is piss poor.
I said on current info I'm not for boosters but if things change so might i. Amazingly this level of adaptability has helped me reach adulthood relatively intact

Lol get the violins out

What new info came to light in the hour between "won't be getting it" and "I'm open minded"  ;D

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 26, 2021, 02:10:10 PM »
Not sold on boosters, won't be getting it

Any particular reason why?

Had Covid and double vaxxed,but enough is enough , time to ride it out

So now you are "open minded" about it.

The bit in bold was your opinion an hour ago, which doesn't sound particularly open minded.

And stop with the poor me routine.

You're all over the place and huffing because you've been called on it.
he already had covid and is double jabbed , I think he will be ok .

 ;D  Gmac knows the score.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:44:52 PM »
Not sold on boosters, won't be getting it

Any particular reason why?

Had Covid and double vaxxed,but enough is enough , time to ride it out

So now you are "open minded" about it.

The bit in bold was your opinion an hour ago, which doesn't sound particularly open minded.

And stop with the poor me routine.

You're all over the place and huffing because you've been called on it.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:39:53 AM »
As illogical and idiotic as I've seen yet.

2 jabs, no bother.

A third - hell no!

;D ;D

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General discussion / Re: VAR? For or against
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:34:17 AM »
I'm sure that sounded funny in your head.

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General discussion / Re: VAR? For or against
« on: August 26, 2021, 08:55:37 AM »
I think it lost all credibility when they announced they were making it less accurate in order that it would sometimes deliberately make incorrect decisions go over rule assistants and favour attacking teams.
Itís that type of legalistic view that implementers of VAR in England hold that shows a misunderstanding of both the game and the technology, that has pretty much ruined what should be something that made the game much better. 

Firstly VAR is not 100% accurate. The timing of the freeze frame and the drawing of the lines can lead to small degree of error.
Secondly, and most importantly the rule is that if you are ahead of the defender you have an advantage and are offside. If you are level with the defender you are onside and do not have an illegal advantage.

The VAR implementers have removed Ď levelí from the equation. They seem to believe that somebody has to be in front, as if they were judging a 100m final at the Olympics!  Itís nonsense in my view.  A toe being millimeter ahead is not an advantage, when players are in line with each other. All you need to do is look at rugby who use the technology to improve the game, but keep the spirit of the rules intact. Have a look on the screen, level is level is onside. Ahead of the defender is offside.

I thought they have fixed this in England when I heard about the Fernandes goal in week 1, but looking at Match of the Day on Saturday, there were two clear incidents of players being level but being called offside by VAR, including the Newcastle one reference above.

I have two issues with that. Firstly thereís no requirement that you have to gain an advantage for it to be offside because what constitutes an advantage is so hard to define. For example you can be closer to the opponents goal line but further from their goal than a defender for example you receive the ball in a wide position. Is that an advantage?  What about if you are coming back from an offside position into three or four defenders. Is that an advantage? Similarly that toe may be more of an advantage if itís that few inches which makes the difference between getting the touch and not getting it.

With rules in sport like that one you want to eliminate subjectivity and grey areas as far as possible not introduce more. Otherwise you create (and this is my major problem with VAR) a hierarchy of rules. Whether a foul was inside or outside the box has just as much impact on a game as whether a ball was a corner or a goal kick. Albeit our perception of itís importance may not be the same. When one of those is reviewed even though itís subjective and the objective one is not I feel it leads to even greater injustice on incorrect decisions. Injustice on incorrect decisions being the whole thing it was designed to eliminate.

Iíve long opposed VAR and I have seen nothing since itís introduction to suggest itís good for the game. The fact the premier league went as far as to say that using this years rules there would have been 20+ more goals allowed last year (wrongly) just to me at least shows how utterly pointless it is.

I bet you're fun at parties.

Invariably, this type of statement is uttered by someone who thinks they are a great laugh but whom everyone else considers to be a complete dose of dung.

The "ah fcuk, here comes this slabber" sort.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 26, 2021, 08:46:48 AM »
Not sold on boosters, won't be getting it

Any particular reason why?

Had Covid and double vaxxed,but enough is enough , time to ride it out

Lol, enough said.  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA attendance 2021
« on: August 06, 2021, 09:15:22 AM »
From the Irish times today.
88% have had first dose
75% fully vaccinated.

WTF, match this with the science that says you can only have 24k out of 82k in an outdoor stadium, with everyone wearing a mask.

There is no conflict in the science. Even with 24K, if you allow children in then you will have 5k unvaccinated persons, plenty of scope for substantial numbers of cases there.

Ask for proof of vaccination/negative covid test and open up fully

In somewhere the size of Croke park you could do both the present strategy and this. Proof of vaccine could get you a good seat between the 45s and every seat occupied, but those without this could be rather more scattered at the ends of the stadium. Then you could have more in the ground.

So a social credit system where the jabbed get better seats.

The jabbed ie those doing their bit to end this virus for all. How would you have viewed, for example, MMR anti-vaxers before Covid? Be honest
Wouldnít agree with them but wouldnít want them ostracised. Plus covid is far less deadly and the negative effects of the vaccine are far more unclear than with other illnesses. Iíve got my jab and getting the second soon but I think people should be in no way pressured into getting this vaccine.

Not that I necessarily agree with this plan, there is a lot of hyperbole around this from the anti-vax brigade.

To say someone is being 'ostracised' because they might have to sit in the Canal End is a bit much.

They're not exactly walking up O'Connell street ringing a bell.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA attendance 2021
« on: August 06, 2021, 08:23:48 AM »
If you are not vaccinated by now surely you aren't at risk?

How do you work that out, ie, why are the COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions continuing to rise, right now, in Ireland and Britain?

'Herd Immunity', is not yet secured, and the scientific community reckon that 90% of the population need to be fully vaccinated in order to have any chance of breaking the infection chain.

Admissions, occupancy and new case numbers are all falling in the six and GB?

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General discussion / Re: "Economic inactivity" in the north
« on: August 05, 2021, 03:40:30 PM »
Tax avoidance by big businesses and the rich costs all exchequers across the world infinitely more that social welfare.
Neither excuses the other.

Correct.

But it does direct you towards which one you should be following up on if you wanted to balance the books.

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General discussion / Re: "Economic inactivity" in the north
« on: August 05, 2021, 08:10:47 AM »
The first person to say 'basket case' in this thread gets an automatic 5 day ban for plagiarism.  (and stupidity)

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 28, 2021, 04:15:15 PM »
You gotta laugh at these w8nkers who think it's ballsy to try to box with a virus

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