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Xanthippe wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:28 pm
Laighin Break wrote: May 1st, 2021, 2:33 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: May 1st, 2021, 10:15 am

motorised vehicles LB,
Doesn't apply to e-bikes so don't see why e-scooters should/would be any different
Ah but the argument shouldn’t be ‘it doesn’t apply to e-bikes” because if a bike or a scooter has a motor then they should be liable for MOTOR tax
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Austin Healey as the face of an ad about online hate. Stop being such a little penis Austin if you don't want hate.
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fourthirtythree wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:49 pm Austin Healey as the face of an ad about online hate. Stop being such a little penis Austin if you don't want hate.
Wow! A lot of hate right there.

I like Austin, he's fun, he can take and give the banter. Always ragging on the fatties. He is also an excellent co comms.
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Hate's a bit strong, I enjoy slagging him though.

Being serious, in the lineup of people speaking in the ads he does kind of stand out. Not just because he's a white, hetero, man and thus extremely far down the list of people likely to suffer serious abuse online, but because he spends so much of his time using the word fat as a term of abuse. I know context, context, but it's relentless from him and it normalises an insult which can have serious impacts on people. Actual vulnerable people. He's not exactly taking the position of relative power he Inhabits seriously with regards to preventing online abuse.
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fourthirtythree wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm Hate's a bit strong, I enjoy slagging him though.

Being serious, in the lineup of people speaking in the ads he does kind of stand out. Not just because he's a white, hetero, man and thus extremely far down the list of people likely to suffer serious abuse online, but because he spends so much of his time using the word fat as a term of abuse. I know context, context, but it's relentless from him and it normalises an insult which can have serious impacts on people. Actual vulnerable people. He's not exactly taking the position of relative power he Inhabits seriously with regards to preventing online abuse.
Utter nonsense. We get the most but its not recognised as abuse.
Even you sexually bodyshaming a rugby pundit is ok it seems.
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Look him up online and the first hit I saw wasthe Daily Heil slavering over his six-pack. He's fine.
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blockhead wrote:
fourthirtythree wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm Hate's a bit strong, I enjoy slagging him though.

Being serious, in the lineup of people speaking in the ads he does kind of stand out. Not just because he's a white, hetero, man and thus extremely far down the list of people likely to suffer serious abuse online, but because he spends so much of his time using the word fat as a term of abuse. I know context, context, but it's relentless from him and it normalises an insult which can have serious impacts on people. Actual vulnerable people. He's not exactly taking the position of relative power he Inhabits seriously with regards to preventing online abuse.
Utter nonsense. We get the most but its not recognised as abuse.
Even you sexually bodyshaming a rugby pundit is ok it seems.

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fourthirtythree wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm Hate's a bit strong, I enjoy slagging him though.

Being serious, in the lineup of people speaking in the ads he does kind of stand out. Not just because he's a white, hetero, man and thus extremely far down the list of people likely to suffer serious abuse online, but because he spends so much of his time using the word fat as a term of abuse. I know context, context, but it's relentless from him and it normalises an insult which can have serious impacts on people. Actual vulnerable people. He's not exactly taking the position of relative power he Inhabits seriously with regards to preventing online abuse.
All this pontificating from you, a little penis shamer.
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fourthirtythree wrote:he's a white, hetero, man and thus extremely far down the list of people likely to suffer serious abuse online.

That’s not accurate
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hugonaut wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 7:41 pm Player ratings. Utterly f*cking stupid.
Just saw an article for driver ratings at the Baku F1 race at the weekend. Seriously, driver ratings? Is that not the race result?
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Peg Leg wrote: June 8th, 2021, 2:14 pm
hugonaut wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 7:41 pm Player ratings. Utterly f*cking stupid.
Just saw an article for driver ratings at the Baku F1 race at the weekend. Seriously, driver ratings? Is that not the race result?
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For example, Verstappen drove a flawless race until, through no fault of his own, his tyre gave way and caused him to have a huge shunt with just five laps to go. And of course Hamilton, who also drove an almost flawless race until the final restart with two laps to go when he went full on attack but some brake setting was wrong and he ran straight on at the first corner and ended up finishing 15th. That's just two examples of drivers who it would be unfair to rate as 15th and 18th best.
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I rate Xan as a 10/10 poster.

Peg Leg...a generous 6/10, would be more if it wasn't for his hatred of ratings.
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:26 pm I rate Xan as a 10/10 poster.

Peg Leg...a generous 6/10, would be more if it wasn't for his hatred of ratings.
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Releasing squads in alphabetical order is a f*cking nonsense. It isn't useful either to journalists or members of the public. Put it in units ...

Front Row:
Second Row:
Backrow:
Halfbacks:
Centres:
Back Three:

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Nobody interested in the future of rugby can have watched the La Rochelle v Racing 92 Top 14 semi-final with confidence about the direction it is heading. The final 20 minutes was pock-marked with stoppages for injuries caused by ferocious collisions and a catalogue of substitutions. Many of the latter appeared illegal - if World Rugby regulations were being followed. However the Top 14 appears to allow rotation of all the named Squad of players regardless of position or the reasons for substitution.

No doubt La Rochelle were worthy winners and yes the heavy rain made playing conditions very difficult, but never was there clearer evidence of the need to limit the size of players on the pitch and the need to introduce Laws which require continuity in play with all injuries treated off the pitch with no interruption in play.

Ireland does not have players of the physique of Antonio or Tomiafuna but surely all can see what an aberration the scrums have become as players of these sizes are unable to scrum within the Laws without collapsing the scrum.

How many players received head injuries during the game? Nobody seems clear on this and even the two Racing players who received significant head wounds which required attention off field, both returned with large bandages but no apparent " head injury".

This game should be played repeated on a TV loop to the World Rugby Council, until they come to their senses and change the Laws.
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STUPID fantasy soccer

As soon as I drop a player he goes goal crazy, and as soon as I pick one he suddenly forgets how to kick the bloody thing. Or decides he needs a rest after doing three hours work in the last week.

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Strange to see today's IT get the wrong report into their round-up of international rugby with reporting that France beat Australia for the first time in 31 years. That was true in mid-week. On Saturday, Australia beat France by 33-30 to claim the series by 2-1 and leave France lamenting a poor second half.

Australia and Argentina, who comprehensively beat Wales, are on their way back to the top table. Top class coaching set-ups in both national teams. Cheika and Ledesma in particular look to have the South-Americans humming.
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