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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » January 18th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Oldschool wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:A physical act of foul play is in the moment and targeted at 1 player.
Doping is premeditated cheating in every game and training session. It is on the books as being one of the most serious offences (see ban periods) and to actively pursue the course of doping is a choice made everyday not just in the moment.
That and it is cheating on your team mates who will be hurt most by your actions.

I have a vague recollection of a professional soccer player having his leg broken and career ended by a well known ex Irish international.
Lack of intent is not ruled out in violent acts either.
While acting within the laws Murray was targeted last season by Scottish players targeting his non kicking leg and putting his physical health at risk.
Your Intent (in the moment) argument is not really valid.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschool » January 18th, 2018, 4:20 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
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Peg Leg wrote:A physical act of foul play is in the moment and targeted at 1 player.
Doping is premeditated cheating in every game and training session. It is on the books as being one of the most serious offences (see ban periods) and to actively pursue the course of doping is a choice made everyday not just in the moment.
That and it is cheating on your team mates who will be hurt most by your actions.

I have a vague recollection of a professional soccer player having his leg broken and career ended by a well known ex Irish international.
Lack of intent is not ruled out in violent acts either.
While acting within the laws Murray was targeted last season by Scottish players targeting his non kicking leg and putting his physical health at risk.
Your Intent (in the moment) argument is not really valid.
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At what point do i mention intent?

You didn't mention intent but you implied no intent (in the moment), I'm merely pointing out that intent can be and has been present.
Rugby authorities are actually trying to impose a penalty on players for acting "in the moment" (never mind with intent) to inflict physical damage.
YCs abound for a lot of "in the moment" physical acts because of the dangerous nature of these acts and the potential long term damage to individuals.
The concern regarding the long term damage due to concussion is top of the list and rightly so, high tackles (concussion). Flip tackles and the potential for serious neck injury (paralysis) is another huge area of scrutiny and again rightly so.
Personally I'd far sooner see somebody done for that sort of thing than for drug cheating because the effect is immediate, personal and long term damage.
Drugs aren't just an issue for one sport, they are a national problem and that is not to minimize drug cheats or anything to do with illegal drug activity.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby RoboProp » February 6th, 2018, 7:48 pm

The casual rugby fan who watches maybe the AIs and 6N who thinks all the outhalf does is kick points. If we lose it's always Johnny's fault. Jog on!
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby FLIP » February 11th, 2018, 12:28 pm

FlyBe. Firstly they delay my flight meaning I almost miss the last train home, but then when boarding, all of a sudden my bag (travelled many times with them with no issues) is deemed too big for the cabin. Then I get home.. and they've stolen my Nintendo Switch out of my bag.

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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » February 18th, 2018, 1:03 am

James Ryan, spent his whole life training hard and dreaming of playing for Leinster and now now that dream is being stolen from him by Joe Schmidt
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschoolsocks » February 18th, 2018, 8:24 am

Peg Leg wrote:James Ryan, spent his whole life training hard and dreaming of playing for Leinster and now now that dream is being stolen from him by Joe Schmidt


:happy clapper:
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby ribs » February 19th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Brexiters about to try to collapse the good Friday agreement just to get past this obstacle. Is there any moral fibre on their being?
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby domhnallj » February 20th, 2018, 10:02 am

ribs wrote:Brexiters about to try to collapse the good Friday agreement just to get past this obstacle. Is there any moral fibre on their being?


The quitling mentality couldn't care less about Ireland, and I think that the DUP in particular would love for this to happen anyway.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby TerenureJim » February 21st, 2018, 12:57 am

The Bruce Campbell IFI gig being sold out before you can get tickets
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby IanD » February 21st, 2018, 9:52 pm

Me. The I in Ian.

I am a sucker.

Every year I watch the Brits and say never again.

But guess what here I am again. It is a review of the year but everyone is singing new material again.

Hardly recognized Little Mix. They were nearly dressed and not in their underware.

Jack Whitehall can't even read an auto cue.

Wanna know the worst part?

Will probably watch till the end anyway. I am that guy.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Dexter » February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm

Clare Balding presenting the Winter Olympic coverage on BBC.... :cry:
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby TerenureJim » February 22nd, 2018, 8:52 pm

Dexter wrote:Clare Balding presenting the Winter Olympic coverage on BBC.... :cry:


Do yourself a favour and switch to Eurosport, much better coverage and little to no British cheerleading
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » March 4th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Focking schools closed tomorrow! I know this isn't normal weather, but the absense of preparedness by the councils is desperate. There should be round the clock snow clearing going on, local builder & farmer lists should be in place for contract clearance. Pathways AND roadways should be clear by now.
Businesses have lost enough productive time and critical & healthcare operations are still struggling with staff ability to travel.

Not good enough.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » March 4th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Focking schools closed tomorrow! I know this isn't normal weather, but the absense of preparedness by the councils is desperate. There should be round the clock snow clearing going on, local builder & farmer lists should be in place for contract clearance. Pathways AND roadways should be clear by now.
Businesses have lost enough productive time and critical & healthcare operations are still struggling with staff ability to travel.

Not good enough.

Really? Jaysus. That's terrible. I'm not in the "We can't a handle any snow it's a joke" brigade (good twitter thread on it here), but I do think the govt could've managed this better.

Extreme weather events will always be a problem for a country with such a temperate climate but we should at least be able to mitigate the effects so that the country isn't effectively shut down. It smacks of laziness tbh. It was easier to just let it happen than plan for it.

EDIT: To back up Peg Leg re local builders. My mams neighbour cleared her country road with a JCB such that by Friday afternoon it was passable with just slush. It's doable.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Laighin Break » March 5th, 2018, 10:48 am

As well as this, even though they clear and grit the roads etc, all cars (in Sweden anyway) have to have winter tyres when driving in these conditions.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby blockhead » March 5th, 2018, 11:10 am

Laighin Break wrote:As well as this, even though they clear and grit the roads etc, all cars (in Sweden anyway) have to have winter tyres when driving in these conditions.


I think we get it just about bang on. Now, 2010ish and 1982 are the only extreme snow events to hit this county in a very long time. We shouldn't waste money, time and resources planning for something that happens once in a generation, only lasts a few days and is considered by most people as a great bit of craic.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby fourthirtythree » March 5th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Laighin Break wrote:As well as this, even though they clear and grit the roads etc, all cars (in Sweden anyway) have to have winter tyres when driving in these conditions.


Nothing stopping everyone getting winter tyres. Personally I think that any person complaining about the lack of snow preparedness of the country in the media should be pre-screened by asking them if they have them on their car. And if not told to STFU.

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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » March 5th, 2018, 2:51 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:
Laighin Break wrote:As well as this, even though they clear and grit the roads etc, all cars (in Sweden anyway) have to have winter tyres when driving in these conditions.


Nothing stopping everyone getting winter tyres. Personally I think that any person complaining about the lack of snow preparedness of the country in the media should be pre-screened by asking them if they have them on their car. And if not told to STFU.

But that's just me.
If your referring to me then, yes I do.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » March 5th, 2018, 3:49 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:
Laighin Break wrote:As well as this, even though they clear and grit the roads etc, all cars (in Sweden anyway) have to have winter tyres when driving in these conditions.


Nothing stopping everyone getting winter tyres. Personally I think that any person complaining about the lack of snow preparedness of the country in the media should be pre-screened by asking them if they have them on their car. And if not told to STFU.

But that's just me.

People without cars or who use public transport?
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschool » March 5th, 2018, 7:30 pm

People who want the "nanny" state to do everything for them.

Not a lot of people know this but once upon a time, a labourer had to supply his own shovel when he went to work.
A slightly modified extract from "Don't Forget Your Shovel"
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