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Joined on: Monday, 26th April 2004, 09:11, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 06:40

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"Not you too! Noooooooo!"

Not sure what you mean by that, explain...I suspect you may have misunderstood me...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Spammers are getting more and more extreme!"

Not that intelligent either as the majority of champagne socialists are actually white...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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admars says...
"crazy people in Alabama"

Ah, sweet home...Darwin award contenders but not sure they've really thought that through...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Flex-grow says...
"all the champagne socialists want white people dead. I'm sure this will all work out just great."

That's a rather radical take...

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

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Snaps says...
"Oh and Saka's signed on the dotted line."

So...David Luiz?

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RE: Everton: 2019/20 season

Well, we won.

Good goal from Richarlison and first PL penalty all season, but we need to be able to break up opposition play when not is possession as our possession stats have been embarrassing at times...



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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Whereas those Syrians, Afghans, Libyans and so on who got corralled at Calais were economic migrants?"

Well, in theory, that would be yes if you ascribe to the concept of the first country of asylum principle enshrined in Article 26 of the Asylum Protocol Directive.

The problem is that France and Belgium haven't transposed that article into national law whilst Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany,Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the UK have.

That makes it complicated, especially when France is almost generally not the first country these refugees reach on their long arduous journey.

I don't have a blanket answer for you though other than to acknowledge that all immigration laws are flawed and not universally agreed...

**edit** and no I don't agree that we should stop immigration and repatriate anyone already here - just to be clear...

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This item was edited on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 12:34

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Jitendar Canth says...
"6 months ago...

Take back control of our borders, limit immigration. Points based system, only those who will contribute, highly skilled workers... Get it down to the tens of thousands...

Today...

Except for 3 million Hong Kong residents..."

I wouldn't class what's happening in Hong Kong as economic migration...

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

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Jitendar Canth says...
"We as individuals can express as much moral outrage as we see fit, but as long as our own governments are ethically and morally questionable, nothing can change."

Whilst I would agree with you on this, show me ONE ethical and moral government...

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Are you posting that because you believe Israel is legally and/or morally right to occupy Palestine?"

Nope.

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RE: Keir sacks Garth

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"Kudos to Starmer for starting the Labour repair job in fine style! The Tories will be upset as her bunch were seen as a boon to Conservative voting but for the sake of everyone's sanity she, along with Momentum, have to go."

As much as I loved the entertainment, I'd rather have a good opposition.  I'm still undecided re. Boris, but if the appointment of Starmer ensures he raises his game or we find find out his game is truly lacking, then all good in my book...

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

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alfie noakes says...
"Really excellent thread on 'White lives matter' / 'Black lives matter' and the Priya Gopal furore.

It's long-ish (probably no-one will read it) Can't really précis it but it basically argues against the (often wilful) misunderstandings of the BLM position.

https://twitter.com/NicholasGuyatt/status/1276084610821173249"

I read it and it makes the usual mistake of lacking nuance and pitching left vs right, which is not the way to go with this if you are actually interested in progress.

Don't just tell me what is wrong, give me a solution as well.

**edit** although I don't agree with the vast majority of comments underneath it either.

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This item was edited on Friday, 26th June 2020, 08:57

RE: [VIDEO] Liverpool, reigning European Champions, 2019/20 Thread

Well played, congratulations are deserved as you've been head and shoulders above everyone else this year.

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RE: Keir sacks Garth

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"This has apparently upset Momentum, but hopefully Momentum have no power anymore."

Let's see, hopefully you're right...

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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

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mbilko says...
"Just when you think people can't get any more stupid, then I remember these people voted for Boris and to leave Europe, hope the buy a pack each"

Aye, no stereotyping there...at all...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"A lot of retailers can't do this"

Not sure that's right, locally we have newsagents now doing home deliveries.  We have restaurants offering takeaway meals, we have local butchers doing delivery.  The opportunity is there.

https://www.enjoydarlington.co.uk/deliveries?fbclid=IwAR2mkOOBRXKdDiVKW55fcHHr14gdEtHZ2jESw0ceMmlFQnMwtbaMklV2OU8

You may be right that not all retailers can do this, but they will need to as I think the workplace and retail sector will have to adjust to the new normal...

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RE: Everton: 2019/20 season

It's a bit strange having football back now, it has a pre-season feel to it and mostly flat.

Good draw against Liverpool, we were well-organised and could have nicked it despite being dominated by Klopp's team.  Some really decent chances in the second half.

Good news: Schneiderlin leaves, so our yellow card tally should start to fall.

Pretty flat game at Carrow Road where we got stronger in the second half and looked like we could finally be bothered playing.  Nothing brilliant though, despite the win.  Nice to see Moise Kean come on and earn a yellow within a minute with a fairly hard tackle.

There's deffo something else going on with him, despite Carlo seemingly liking him, as it didn't seem as if anyone really wanted to get him involved.  Calvert-Lewin should've played him in rather than unleash a tame shot at the keeper, and there were other examples.  Suspect he may be on his way out shortly.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"There's no way I'm going shopping on the high street right now. Not because of the virus, I couldn't give a monkeys about that. No it's because of the unique Russian style shopping experience you have to endure. Stand here, go that way, wait, queue here. Wait. Follow the lines...

Nuts to that. I think many feel the same way too."

If retailers haven't taken the opportunity to ramp up on-line operations, then they're fools...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Quote:
Viewtiful Mark says...
"I was listening to a neighbour saying to another one "ooh we could do with a furlough every year"!"

What an idiot.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

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bandicoot says...
"A new risk has been talked about on the news tonight"

To be fair, that's not new.

We've known that for a while now...

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RE: So... what are you playing just now?

Quote:
Gareth Williams says...
"I'm so glad the Commandos-style real time stealth genre is making a comeback."

I used to love Commandos...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Quote:
Viewtiful Mark says...
"It's just that I can't see how much further into lockdown people could be expected to reasonably go. Three months is a very long time. Many people I know who are still at risk (I won't tell you where I work but suffice to say I'm a local council worker) are willing to take the risk to come out and live again. And I get that. I think as long as people are respectful and responsible, I think we'll be OK."

Agree with all this.

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RE: The Premier league 2019/2020

Just watched a smidgen of the Norwich/Southampton game and it just felt flat - even though Saints got two during the bit I watched...

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RE: So... what are you playing just now?



Having a break from the PC version of RDR2 for this...

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Quote:
Snaps says...
"A little good news finally"

You say that, but I think a reckoning might be coming.

I really hope I'm wrong, but I think it's coming as a reaction to all this violence, removal of statues (which can be argued either way in some cases) and banning of TV programmes.

https://twitter.com/KonstantinKisin/status/1270711813030596619

You only have to look at the locals coming out to defend the statue of Lord Baden-Powell yesterday, this is escalating...

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I think government advisers and various MPs are also apparently immune, including my local one:
https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18505553.will-resign-read-mps-sausagegate-answers/

Something about a BBQ with journos of The Spectator that scares away the virus too apparently."

You may well be right...

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"At the moment McDonalds is only open for those with cars"

It's a little silly, the reaction to some of these businesses reopening.  I went for full the other day and there were at least 50 cars queuing for a McD...

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