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by Donny osmond
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Scottish Board
Topic: It's all the pro 14s fault...
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: It's all the pro 14s fault...

I'm generally wary of trying to find any definitive conclusions, so I think the analysis is interesting and gives some good pointers without necessarily providing a concrete path to success. It may be illuminating when used as a prism to view coaches like Gatland, who took teams like Wales and the L...
by Donny osmond
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Scottish Board
Topic: It's all the pro 14s fault...
Replies: 4
Views: 146

It's all the pro 14s fault...

Apparently. https://www.rugbypass.com/news/its-the-pro14s-fault-former-wallaby-prop-ben-darwin-crunches-the-data-with-some-surprising-results/ Interesting article on the importance of cohesion and stability in team select but also in bringing players thru a system. Lots to think about in there... 1....
by Donny osmond
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2364
Views: 83614

Re: COVID19

Interesting comment. The only source linked on the twitter thread is this from the BBC, so I can't say where he's got the figures for that graph from. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-53233974 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200630/797935a1d1a3c9b98c5f174812185b66.jpg Sent from my CPH1951 usi...
by Donny osmond
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6212
Views: 481312

Re: America

Everyone seen the latest from Trump?



But sure, the violence is fine, there's literally no down side

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by Donny osmond
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Re: RE: Re: Anti semitism

You think it's true of you. I see many of the traits of an anti-Semite. 1. It being poor training or being murder are mutually exclusive in this context - and probably any contexts. He was either trying to restrain him lawfully but did so poorly because of his training (which would in no way be mur...
by Donny osmond
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: MikeWlg's Music and Entertainment Room
Topic: Last film watched
Replies: 496
Views: 75561

Re: Last film watched

Eurovision. Will Ferrell movie on Netflix.

It is exactly what you would expect from that sentence.

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by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6212
Views: 481312

Re: Trump

Latest polling from the US is making a stir in twitter: NYT/Siena battleground polls: Michigan Biden 47 Trump 36 Wisconsin Biden 49 Trump 38 Pennsylvania Biden 50 Trump 40 Florida Biden 47 Trump 41 Arizona Biden 48 Trump 41 North Carolina Biden 49 Trump 40 Plenty of commentators saying we've been he...
by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Re: Anti semitism

"I didn't do that because she is antisemitic. I did it because she shared the article which has got, in my view, antisemitic conspiracy theories in it."

That's a Starmer quote from the Herald newspaper, he is indeed playing a smart bit of politics.

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by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Re: Anti semitism

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53183085 Don't get me wrong, I couldn't care less about RLB and I'm delighted to see some strong leadership from Starter, but I just think this is confusing as I can't see how it's anti Semitic, unless any and all criticism of Israel is now anti Semitic, which ...
by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Re: RE: Re: Anti semitism

While I reserve the right to be wrong at all times, I don't see how that's anti-Semitic. US Police have gone to train with Israeli secret services, so it's a fact (even if she appears to be mistaken about the knee-hold being part of what they learned). And even if the emphasis is on the Israeli sec...
by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Re: RE: Re: Anti semitism

paddy no 11 wrote:Possibly ill informed

Probably detests the state of Israel, but not anti semitic
That's what I thought, but Rebecca Long Bailey has been sacked, on the basis of anti semitism, from the Labour front bench for praising this interview in a tweet.

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by Donny osmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 79
Views: 1375

Anti semitism

Is this anti Semitic or simply criticism of Israel? Taken from an interview with Maxine Peake, the actress. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/maxine-peake-interview-labour-corbyn-keir-starmer-black-lives-matter-a9583206.html “Well, we get rid of it when we get rid of ca...
by Donny osmond
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: America

yes, a very interesting and enlightening interview about preferred tactics to avoid violence; I would like to hear more about tactics that may be employed when violence has already started. the ending does *rather* undermine a lot of the points made on here about the police, and I say this as someon...
by Donny osmond
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: RE: Re: America

Why do you think attacking Grants statue was a stupid ill educated mistake? Sent from my CPH1951 using Tapatalk Because they clearly did not know his history and instead took the pretty reasonable assumption that a statue put up of an 18th Century man was of a racist (although further reading on th...
by Donny osmond
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: America

Why do you think attacking Grants statue was a stupid ill educated mistake?

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by Donny osmond
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: America

Mobs bad, yes. Institutionalised racism also bad. Institutionalised racism not going anywhere using peaceful, democratic, safe measures - in fact, it's actually been increasing of late. I just don't see it as an either/or situation. And yes I know peaceful means have been getting nowhere, if you di...
by Donny osmond
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: RE: Re: America

As happy as I am to see any progress on civil rights, the apparent success of a movement thru the use of mobs is very clearly a dog whistle to anyone who fancies using a mob to try to achieve something. And that something that they want to achieve is probably not going through be as worthy as civil...
by Donny osmond
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: RE: Re: America

As happy as I am to see any progress on civil rights, the apparent success of a movement thru the use of mobs is very clearly a dog whistle to anyone who fancies using a mob to try to achieve something. And that something that they want to achieve is probably not going through be as worthy as civil...
by Donny osmond
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: America

As happy as I am to see any progress on civil rights, the apparent success of a movement thru the use of mobs is very clearly a dog whistle to anyone who fancies using a mob to try to achieve something. And that something that they want to achieve is probably not going through be as worthy as civil ...
by Donny osmond
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1227
Views: 78009

Re: America

And on Juneteenth the mob mentality leads to the toppling and defacing of the statue of well known racist... Ulysses S Grant. That's Ulysses S Grant, the guy who won the civil war fighting against the slavers. The guy who when gifted the only slave he ever owned, freed the man and worked in the fiel...
by Donny osmond
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: China v India. Who ya got?
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: China v India. Who ya got?

There's plenty of this stuff in there but it took me a while to tease one out

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by Donny osmond
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: China v India. Who ya got?
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: China v India. Who ya got?

In your face China!!

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by Donny osmond
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: China v India. Who ya got?
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: China v India. Who ya got?

They are going to be all over the Chinese

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by Donny osmond
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: China v India. Who ya got?
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: RE: Re: China v India. Who ya got?

Mikey Brown wrote:I was going to say China, but then...

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